Day: March 10, 2019

Margaret Gardiner, South Africa’s first Miss Universe, talks on living in Hollywood and missing home.

At 18 years old Margaret was the first South African to win the Miss Universe title in 1978. And for 39 years she was the only South African to do so until Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters brought home the crown in 2017.

After her year-long reign, traveling the world and graduating with a BA in Psychology from the College of Charleston, Margaret started working in the entertainment industry.

The 59-year-old now calls Los Angeles her home and works as a TV and print journalist in the City of Angels. She is also a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association that votes on and hosts the prestigious Golden Globes.

41 years later, the former beauty queen says that she still has her Miss Universe sash, and keeps it safely tucked away and not on display.

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Ethiopians, Americans, Canadians, Kenyans and Chinese among dead as Ethiopian Airlines plane crashes

An Ethiopian Airlines plane en route to Nairobi, Kenya has crashed 6 minutes after taking off from Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. None of the 157 people on board has survived, the airline said.

Ethiopian state media said more than 30 nationalities were on board flight ET 302 including  32 Kenyans and nine Ethiopians, 18 Canadians; eight each from China, the United States and Italy; seven each from France and Britain; six from Egypt; five from the Netherlands and four each from India and Slovakia. Spain’s foreign ministry said two Spanish nationals were on the passenger list.

Ethiopian Airlines is Africa’s most successful airline flying to 190 destinations with one of the most modern fleet in the world. The crashed plane was a Boeing 737 Max acquired brand new from Boeing only a four months ago.

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Djimon Hounsou set to play Congolese Nobel Peace Laureate in new film

By Mildred Europa Taylor

Barring any unforeseen circumstances, Oscar-nominated actor, Djimon Hounsou, will kickstart shooting the much-anticipated biopic ‘Panzi’ this summer.

The Beninese-American actor and model who is best known for his Oscar-nominated performance in “Blood Diamond,” is set to portray the role of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Denis Mukwege, in the film “Panzi”.

The film will be directed by actress-turned-director Marie-Helene Roux, Variety reports.

Mukwege was jointly awarded last year’s Nobel Peace Prize with Iraqi Yazidi human rights activist Nadia Murad for “their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.”

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Denis Mukwege. Pic credit: mediacongo.net

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Howard Business School Students Travel To Ghana As Global Business Consultants

Each year a group of students at Howard University School of Business travel abroad to put their classroom instruction to work as international business consultants to companies across the world.

Twelve students enrolled in the Global Trilateral MBA (GTMBA) program at Howard University began their travel to Accra, Ghana on Friday, March 8 for a week-long, immersive, global experience working as business consultants to two Ghanaian companies, including Chocolate Clothes, a Ghanaian fashion company whose Founder and CEO, Kwaku Bediako, has designed for international and American stars alike. .

“The mission of our program is to connect students at multiple institutions through a consulting project that allows them to work side by side as global business consultants,” says Curtis Kidd Telemaque, Ph.D., adjunct faculty member for Howard University School of Businessand one of two faculty members accompanying the students to Ghana.

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