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Oprah’s DJ now has celebrities rocking his jewelry designs



He’s DJ’d for Oprah Winfrey, Kanye West, Jay Z and Jennifer Lopez. But now Greg Andrews — a k a DJ Ruckus — isn’t only manning the turntables: He wants to turn the jewelry world on its ear with his line of bling.

Using crystals, silver and bronze metal, Andrews’ Roxhouse necklaces cost anywhere from $125 to $325.

But the relatively low prices haven’t deterred some high-voltage stars — his (maternal) cousins Lenny Kravitz and daughter Zoë, “Desperate Housewives” actor Mehcad Brooks and Ashlee Simpson — from wearing them.

“When you blend both worlds, it’s cool to see someone dancing to my music and wearing my pieces at the same time,” Andrews tells The Post.

New York-born and Miami-raised Andrews, 31, started spinning not long after receiving a pair of turntables for his 14th birthday. When he was just a junior in high school, he MC’d Sean Combs’ birthday bash in Morocco.

It wasn’t until earlier this year that the LA-based DJ found his new calling when, at a Miami restaurant, he admired a big, beautiful stone necklace worn by jewelry designer Alexis Dawn Geller.

“It was a mixture of earthy with a little bit of flash,” he says. “All I saw was this beautiful crystal, and I was instantly intrigued.” He introduced himself, and soon they decided to go into business together.

Making the designs cost-effective was important.

“I do not like to overdo things,” says Andrews, who prefers to marry low-key jeans and T-shirts with expensive kicks. “There’s no need to be flashy.”

The stones are sourced from Japan, Egypt and Brazil, and when he’s not jetting to DJ’ing gigs, Andrews is spending time in Miami collaborating with his partner.

“Alexis has been great with helping me narrow down designs, but she still allows me to do it my way,” says Andrews, whose jewelry is available at

Another new focus for Andrews is his relationship with Australian model Shanina Shaik. The pair started dating in May, not long after Shaik broke things off with supermodel Tyson Beckford.

“I saw her at an after-party at Coachella [sitting] in a corner, and I was like, ‘What are you doing sitting here by yourself? You should be with me,’ ” he recalls. “I am still cool with Tyson. There hasn’t been a problem . . . yet.”

With his model girlfriend, Kravitz cousins and celebrity clients, Andrews has seen his share of A-list partying. You’d be surprised who parties the hardest.

“Oprah gets down, but you never really see it because she is so rich and famous,” he says. “I can say when she goes, she goes in. Between Jay Z and Steven Spielberg, I would say Jay parties harder, but Spielberg is cooler.”

And what has he learned from all his boldfaced hobnobbing?

“I hang around a lot of people who are very fortunate — whether they are born into money or later acquire it,” he says. “But it really doesn’t matter. I am a firm believer that if you are corny before money, you will still be corny after it.”

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Two Nigerian men arrested with fake South African passports in Thailand



Nong Khai immigration police, Thailand on Monday October 16th, arrested two Nigerian men who were found to be using fake passports.

The Nigerian nationals bearing the names Katego Ofentse Makabane and Wayne Junior Shinbambo, both 35, attempted to cross the border to Laos at the Thai-Laos Friendship Bridge.

They told immigration officers they were going to the South African embassy in Vientiane.
However, when officers checked their South African passports they discovered a number of discrepancies.

During further questioning the two men confessed to using fake South African passports and admitted they actually from Nigeria.

One man said he had entered Thailand at Phuket Airport while the other said he entered at Padang Besar.

The men said a friend in Thailand made the fake passports for them after their original passports had expired.

© 2017, Ikrueyen Vickky. All rights reserved.

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From Europe to Silicon Valley: McLoughlin and Rein on their journey at Disrupt Berlin



Graffiti on Berlin Wall, Berlin, GermanyTechCrunch Disrupt Berlin, our premier European event is fast approaching this December. And that means some of the top players from Silicon Valley will be coming over.
In this context, we are always interested in the experiences of European entrepreneurs who have made the transition from a successful European startup to joining the ecosystem in Silicon Valley. So we’re delighted to announce two new speakers for the conference who have been through that very journey. And not only that, one ended up investing in the other, making for an even more fascinating conversation.Andy McLoughlin
SoftTech VC

Andy is a Partner with SoftTech VC, one of Silicon Valley’s most active seed-stage venture capital firms where he primarily invests in SaaS, vertical industry solutions, and developer tools.
Prior to joining SoftTech, Andy was co-founder of London-headquartered Huddle, an enterprise SaaS collaboration platform that was acquired in 2017. Andy’s angel investment portfolio includes innovative B2B products like Pipedrive, Intercom, Apiary (acquired by Oracle), Buffer and Bugsnag, as well as consumer services including Postmates, Secret Escapes, HER, and Calm.
Andy co-founded and is the US Trustee for the Founders Pledge, a charity that promotes altruism in early-stage entrepreneurs by enabling them to donate a percentage of personal proceeds following an exit. He was awarded an OBE in the 2015 Queen’s birthday honors list for services to the UK technology industry. Follow him on twitter @bandrew

Timo Rein

Timo Rein, co-founder and CEO of Pipedrive an activity-based simple sales management tool that helps over 60,000 sales teams to get more organised and focused, has 15+ years of experience as a salesman, sales manager and software entrepreneur. Timo is passionate about sales tactics and has always had a knack for reading people.

As CEO, Timo is responsible for setting long-term product vision and business-critical strategy goals. While Pipedrive has grown to over 300 employees working from different locations in New York, Lisbon, London and Estonia, Timo is still closely involved in the hiring process of new people and helps to find the best possible professional and personal fit between the new employee, the job or the rest of the team.

Prior to founding Pipedrive Timo worked for eleven years as one of the three partners at Vain & Partners, a sales consulting and training company with clientele like PwC, Coca Cola and Nissan. Timo’s goal was to create programs that would help different companies and people sell more, and manage better. Timo worked with about 30-40 companies, and 500 people each year to figure out ways to better sales results in different industries.

Timo also considers selling books door-to-door for 3 months in 2000 (in California, US) with Southwestern Comp, crucial to his sales experience that was eventually put to use as the architecture of Pipedrive. He was in top 1% performers among 4,000 sales people and while he never thought he was the type of person who could sell, he pulled off 14-hour-long days, 6 days a week, and 12 weeks in a row.

Timo’s first full-time job as a university student was a recruiter when he worked for four years interviewing people applying for managerial and specialist positions in different companies. Timo studied psychology at Tartu University and completed his BA studies in 1999.

Disrupt Berlin 2017 takes place December 4-5 at the historic Arena Berlin in the heart of Berlin, Germany.

Get your Disrupt tickets ASAP or rather right now to save 30% off of your tickets. You’ll see the Startup Battlefield competition, in which a handful of startups pitch our judges with the hopes of winning the coveted Disrupt Cup and a massive cash prize.

And you’ll get to chat with representatives from scores of promising startups in Startup Alley, see amazing on stage content, and unwind after a long day at the show with a cocktail and some new friends at the Disrupt after party.

Are you a startup? The Startup Alley Exhibitor Package is your best bet to get the greatest exposure by exhibiting your company or product directly on the Disrupt Berlin show floor and if you get your exhibitor package before this Friday 29 September you’ll get an additional general admission ticket! Check it out.



© 2017, Paul Umoh. All rights reserved.

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Nigerian News

Man goes temporarily insane after wife gives birth to conjoined babies in Lagos.



A man was so distraught when his wife gave birth to conjoined twin baby boys that he became temporarily insane.

Mr Obinna Ugwuoke, from Ebonyi state, and his wife Mrs Amarachi Ugwoke welcomed their sons at First Covenant Hospital in Satellite Town, Lagos on the 8th of May 2 017. The couple, who have two other children, were shocked when they saw that their sons were joined at the stomach and it took a toll on the husband.

The boys have four separate legs, two separate heads, and four hands but are fused from the chest down to the stomach. They have been named James and John.

The parents are awaiting a surgery to separate their sons and their parish has begun raising money to help pay for the medical expenses.

© 2017, Sunday Emmanuel. All rights reserved.

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“Beautiful Ones (Acoustic)” from Beautiful Ones (Acoustic) – Single by Hurts. Released: 2017. Track 1 of 1. Genre: Pop.