Why woman who paid Ksh.10M bond for R. Kelly won’t get money back


Why woman who paid Ksh.10M bond for R. Kelly won’t get money back

A woman who paid $100,000 (Ksh. 10million) for R. Kelly’s bond will not be getting her money back.

Valencia Love helped the famous artiste pay for the bond whose total payable amount was about $1million (Ksh. 103million).

”Kelly is now back in jail, being held without bail,” CBS said adding that investigators will be digging into new allegations.

However, according to Ms. Love’s lawyer, she was not made aware of the new investigations at the time of posting the bond.

Advocate John Collins argued that the court had no reason to hold on to her Ksh. 10million since R. Kelly is back in custody.

Judge Lawrence Flood however poked holes into that argument saying that Ms. Love signed a bond slip whose conditions cannot be changed.

He added that the money may be redirected towards other purposes such as payment of costs and fines.

Several women including Hollywood celebrities have accused R.Kelly of sexual assault.

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Atletico Madrid vs. Celta Vigo


Atletico Madrid vs. Celta Vigo

Atletico Madrid were held to a frustrating draw by Celta. Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU / AFP)PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images

Atletico Madrid missed the chance to go clear at the top of La Liga on Saturday when they were held to a frustrating goalless draw at home to Celta Vigo, dropping points for the second week in a row.

Atletico had earned a spirited 2-2 draw against Juventus in the Champions League three days earlier and they created far more chances than Celta but some impressive saves from visiting goalkeeper Ruben Blanco denied them the goal they craved.

Blanco tipped a powerful header from defender Felipe over the bar when the game was a few minutes old and he produced an even better save in the second half, leaping to palm away a shot from Koke that was destined for the top corner.

Atletico, who saw their 100% start to the season ended by last week's 2-0 defeat at Real Sociedad, are second in the standings on 10 points after five games.

Sevilla lead the standings, also on 10 points, and can extend their advantage when they host Real Madrid on Sunday.

Atletico coach Diego Simeone said his side were still feeling the effects of the Juventus game, in which they came from two goals down to snatch a draw, and rued his side's lack of composure in front of goal.

"We went into this game after making a gigantic effort on Wednesday, the first half was even but in the second we did everything we could to try to find a goal," he told a news conference.

"We also missed a few chances against Juventus too, we were too hurried and anxious in front of goal as we really wanted to win, but I'm focusing on the positive things we did. We played with intensity and created a lot of opportunities."

Celta coach Fran Escriba praised his players efforts to keep Atletico at bay.

"Our league is fantastic, any team can push you to the limit and Atletico test you even more in their stadium," he said.

"I'm so proud of our performance, I wanted our players to leave everything on the pitch and they did."

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Cities across the world flash the Bat Signal on Batman Day


Cities across the world flash the Bat Signal on Batman Day

(CNN)Cities across the world on Saturday marked Batman Day by flashing the Bat Signal across buildings and into the night sky, a nod to the Caped Crusader on his 80th birthday.

Fans of the DC Comics superhero spotted his famous distress call at 8 p.m. local time in Melbourne, Tokyo, Johannesburg, Berlin, Rome and London, among other major cities.

Here's what it looked like:New York

New York is often called "Gotham," after all. The signal was seen on the Domino Sugar Refinery in Brooklyn.

Melbourne

Batman Day celebrations began in Melbourne, where fans got to see the bat signal illuminating the skies at Fed Square.

 

Tokyo

The Dark Knight's famous logo was displayed at Shibuya Scramble Crossing in Tokyo.

 

Johannesburg

In South Africa, the image was projected across the side of Johannesburg's new Leonardo Building, now the tallest building in Africa.

 

London

The bat signal even flashed across the Senate House in London.

 

Rome

The superhero's distress signal also lit up Roma Termini in Rome.

 

Berlin

 

Germans also joined in the fun, displaying the iconic signal on Potzdamer Platz 11 in Berlin.

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Jonathan Van Ness of ‘Queer Eye’ Comes Out


Jonathan Van Ness of ‘Queer Eye’ Comes Out

“I’ve had nightmares every night for the past three months because I’m scared to be this vulnerable with people,” Mr. Van Ness said.

For much of the summer, Mr. Van Ness, 32, has been mentally preparing himself for the release of his piercing memoir, “Over the Top,” on Sept. 24, in which a different image of Mr. Van Ness unspools with remarkable transparency.

Subtitled a “Raw Journey to Self-Love,” the book doesn’t so much explode as offer psychological insight into the hirsute gay fairy godmother in heels or, as he puts it, “the effervescent, gregarious majestic center-part-blow-dry cotton-candy figure-skating queen” that he portrays on “Queer Eye.”

“It’s hard for me to be as open as I want to be when there are certain things I haven’t shared publicly,” he said. He cracked his knuckles as he fidgeted from nerves. “These are issues that need to be talked about.”

He ordered another cup of coffee, his fifth of the day, and began tearing up as he spoke about a particularly painful memory, one of many that he divulges in his book. When he was much younger, he was abused by an older boy from church, during what was supposed to be a make-believe play

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Michigan football has meltdown at Wisconsin: First-half observations


Michigan football has meltdown at Wisconsin: First-half observations

Michigan football has meltdown at Wisconsin: First-half observations

UPDATE: Michigan lost to Wisconsin, 35-14, on Saturday. Here's our game story: 

MADISON, Wis. — Free Press sports writer Orion Sang provides halftime observations as No. 10 Michigan trails No. 14 Wisconsin, 28-0 at Camp Randall Stadium.

A nightmare

A complete nightmare for Michigan, and possibly as bad of a first half as it could've played. The Wolverines are on their way to suffering an embarrassing blowout loss and have provided little, if any, resistance.

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U-M was undisciplined on both sides of the ball, despite coming off a bye week. Michigan lost a fumble on its opening possession for the third consecutive game this season, wiping out a nice 68-yard pass from Shea Patterson to Ronnie Bell. Later, Donovan Peoples-Jones drew an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty after Wisconsin committed pass interference — costing precious yards. 

On defense, it was somehow even worse. The Wolverines didn’t stick to assignments, lost contain and allowed Jonathan Taylor to run free, as he tallied 143 yards and two touchdowns on his first 12 carries before he left with cramps. Michigan’s defense faced plenty of questions entering the season, including whether the interior linemen would be able to hold up against the run. There should be even more concern after Saturday. The Badgers pushed U-M around up front and opened up plenty of running lanes. Combine that with the blown assignments, and you have a recipe for disaster.

Michigan looked completely unready and was badly outplayed on offense and defense. There’s going to be plenty of soul-searching at halftime, and to be honest, I’m not sure how Michigan gets back in this one. Last fall's 62-39 walloping by Ohio State is probably the worst loss of the Harbaugh era, but this is tracking toward being nearly as bad.

Offense falls flat

The story coming into the season: Would Michigan’s new offense be more reliable in big games? 

So far, the answer is a resounding no. The Wolverines hit a big play out the gates, when Patterson rolled out to his right and hit Bell across the middle for 68 yards. It was all downhill from there, though. 

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Michigan brought in fullback-turned-defensive tackle Ben Mason for the goal-line package. The first play: A run pass option that resulted in an incompletion. The second play: Zone read to Mason, who promptly fumbled. 

That’s getting too cute at exactly the wrong time. The Wolverines have Zach Charbonnet, who was in the game for plenty of snaps, carried the ball in the second quarter and caught a screen pass. They also have Christian Turner and other running backs who have been playing offense. Why give the ball to your defensive tackle who hasn’t spent much, if any, time on offense this year? 

It became apparent that Michigan didn’t feel it could run the ball. But the passing game didn’t pick up the slack, either. Wisconsin played tight coverage and clogged up throwing lanes over the middle. 

Wisconsin playing to win

You have to credit Wisconsin’s coaching staff. The Badgers were composed and played nearly mistake-free football. Head coach Paul Chryst played to win, too. He made three gutsy calls to go for it on fourth down — and all paid off. 

Chryst’s decision to go for it on fourth-and-inches on the opening drive of the game set the tone for the rest of the game. He challenged his team to gain one yard on the ground. And it did. It was mostly smooth sailing for Wisconsin’s offense from that point on. 

Later, with Wisconsin facing a fourth-and-three near midfield, Chryst once again chose to go for it — even though Taylor was injured and wasn’t in the game. The play-call worked perfectly, springing Quintez Cephus loose down the sideline on a wheel route. Quarterback Jack Coan delivered a perfect pass, and Wisconsin’s drive continued. A few plays later, the Badgers went for it on fourth-and-goal — and Coan burst into the end zone on a quarterback sneak.

Again, Chryst challenged his team to simply be better. And it was. 

Contact Orion Sang at osang@freepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @orion_sang. Read more on the Michigan Wolverines and sign up for our Wolverines newsletter.

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