Monday, 31 December 2012

Top 10 unforgettable events in the year 2012 that shook the world!

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Unless the LORD had given me help, I would soon have dwelt in the silence of death. Psalm 94:17


We bless the name of the Lord our God the keeper of our souls for giving us Life to start and end the year 2012. It is with a heart of gratitude that we approach Jehovah's throne of mercy, with all the storms, despair, hardship, loneliness, ill-health and all the other woes, He has given us the strength and sustenance to come through it all. Then there are the blessings of new life to mothers, blissful marriages, promotions, good health and prosperity. In it all we are alive and therefore hopeful of a better year to come. In the spirit of gratefulness and gratitude for His grace of unmerited blessings, all the good memories and the not so good ones, we say Thank you!

Dana crash victims

                               2012 Top 10 events in the UK and Abroad

1.  Dana airline crashpassenger plane carrying more than 150 people crashed in Nigeria's largest city today, killing all passengers and crew aboard, an emergency official said. Several charred corpses could be seen in the rubble of a building damaged by the crash, as fire fighters searched for survivors and pulled a dead body from the wreckage. Among them a family of five who came form the USA to attend a family wedding in Nigeria. May their souls rest in peace.


Queen and James Bond!
2. Golden Jubilee: Queen Elizabeth II had an international celebration marking the 50th anniversary of the accession of Elizabeth II to the thrones of seven countries, upon the death of her father, George VI, on 6 February 1952, and was intended by the Queen to be both a commemoration of her 50 years as monarch and an opportunity for her to officially and personally thank her people for their loyalty
Whitney Houston
3. Summer OlympicsThe 2012 Summer Olympics, officially the Games of the XXX Olympiad and commonly known as London 2012, was a major international multi-sport event celebrated in the tradition of the Olympic Games, as governed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It took place in London, United Kingdom, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. The first event, the group stage inwomen's football, began two days earlier, on 25 July. More than 10,000 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees(NOCs) participated.
Even the Queen jumped out of a chopper for the event!.

4. Syria war:The Syrian civil war also referred to as the Syrian uprising, is an ongoing armed conflict in Syria between forces loyal to the Ba'ath Party government and those seeking to oust it. The conflict began on 15 March 2011 with nationwide demonstrations as part of the wider protest movement known as the Arab Spring. Protesters demanded the resignation of President Bashar al-Assad, as well as the end to nearly five decades of Ba'ath Party rule.

5. 27 year old USA Adam, Mass murder in Colorado, 20 children and 6 adults killed.
Dec. 14, 2012 20-year old Adam Lanza murdered 27 people, including 20 children, aged six and seven, inside the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT using a .223 Bushmaster AR-15 and two handguns, all said to have been legally purchased and registered by his mother, Nancy Lanza, whom he also murdered, before carrying out the carnage and taking his own life at the elementary school.
Gay marriage
6. Boko Haram: 750 were killed this 2012, mostly Christians burnt in Churches or mission homes by the People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet's Teachings and Jihad (Arabic: جماعة اهل السنة للدعوة والجهادJamā'atu Ahlis Sunnah Lādda'awatih wal-Jihad), better known by its Hausa name Boko Haram (Hausa: lit. "Western education is sinful"), is a jihadist militant organisation based in the northeast of Nigeria. It is an Islamist movement which strongly opposes man-made laws and modern science. Founded by Mohammed Yusuf in 2001,the organisation seeks to establish sharia law in the country.The group is also known for attacking Christians and bombing churches.

7. Indian lady commits suicide over phony phone call: The nurse who was unfortunately on the receiving end of a silly prank call regarding Kate Middleton’s state of being has committed suicide, the hospital confirms.
Saldanha Jacinda  was on duty at King Edward VII Hospital when two radio personalities from Australia–Mel Greig and Michael Christian–phoned to ask about Kate’s condition while impersonating Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles. Middleton was there for a brief stay after experiencing severe morning sickness with her just-announced pregnancy.
8. Gay marriage: UK govt proposes legalising Gay marriage with a 'quadruple lock' for religious organisations, in response to the Christian coalition in marriage campaign of one man, one woman

9. Alakija becomes richest black woman in the world: Edging out Oprah is Folorunsho Alakija, a 61-year-old woman from Nigeria who is reportedly worth at least $3.2 billion, or roughly $500 million more than Oprah's $2.7 billion net worth, Ventures Africa reported. Alakija is the founder and owner of Famfa Oil, which owns a 60 per cent interest in OML 127, an offshore oil field that produces roughly 200,000 barrels of oil per day and is worth an estimated $6.44 billion.

10. Whitney Houston dies of drug abuse. She died in a suite on the fourth floor of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles where she was a guest. She was pronounced dead at 3.55pm local time. 


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