Christine Osazuwa has found her place in Stockholm. Photo: Maximillian Franz When Christine Osazuwa arrived in Stockholm in July 2017, it was the first time the Baltimore native had stepped foot on Swedish soil. However, she’d already made up her mind to stay. And having survived her first winter, she’s convinced that she made the right decision. So just how did an American with no apparent connection to Sweden wind up living in Stockholm? “I knew what most Americans know about Sweden, that it’s very liberal and there are a lot of opportunities,” Christine tells The Local. Following the US election, Christine and her husband packed their bags and figuratively set sail for Stockholm, seeking a city more in line with their political beliefs. For Christine, it was also a priority to move to a city where her gender wouldn't hinder her professional potential. Find out what makes Stockholm 'A Woman's Place' The couple knew about Sweden’s glowing … [Read more...] about Is this the best place in the world to be a woman?
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CON O’CALLAGHAN is asleep — fast asleep.Metres away, taxis are humming down O’Connell Street and rickshaw drivers are pedalling away while trying to avoid getting a wheel lodged in the new Luas tracks.It is after midnight on a Saturday night in December.But O’Callaghan is out for the count. Wouldn’t you just know it — not only is he an outrageous sporting talent, he is also a champion sleeper!Out in front of the GPO, Pat Gilroy patrols the pavement like a shepherd watching over his flock. Gilroy will not sleep tonight.But others behind the temporary barriers will.There is a mishmash of current and former inter-county players, male and female, taking part in the Gaelic Voices For Change sleep-out. The Dublin hurlers are strongly represented, as are the county’s camogie team. But there are players from as far as Cavan and Tipperary, Offaly and Donegal.As the night grows old, the city constantly changes.Flashing lights puncture the dark, inky sky … [Read more...] about Homelessness crisis will go on but GAA stars do their best to make a difference
SHE is the former beauty queen from Staffordshire who was yesterday crowned once more – as Britain’s richest woman. Kirsty Bertarelli is worth more than the Queen, pop superstar Adele and Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling combined, according to the Sunday Times Rich List.The 45-year-old was the horsey, tennis-loving English rose who became worth a very, very pretty penny after marrying Swiss bio-tech tycoon Ernesto, 51 — and has now swapped jodhpurs for a private jet and a superyacht.The pair have a tidy £11.5BILLION — making them Britain’s sixth most loaded couple and Kirsty top lass.But Kirsty’s looks and her husband’s fortune cannot buy the wannabe singer- songwriter the one thing she craves — pop stardom.While she could sit back with a cocktail on her £100million yacht — which Ernesto bought her for her 40th birthday — Kirsty instead tours the UK in a humble van, gigging in bars and other small music … [Read more...] about Meet Kirsty Bertarelli, the former beauty queen turned UK’s richest woman who just wants to be a pop star
A BIKINI model got more than she bargained for when she took to the streets asking strangers to fund her boob job.Stood scantily clad on London's South Bank, Juliane Snekkestad's brazen request sparked some interesting reactions, with one bloke offering her £1,000 to spend the night with him.Other men dropped donations into her cup, while many asked if they could take a picture with her.One bloke even whistled at her in order to get a snap.Another female passerby criticised Juliane, who stood holding a sign reading 'Need money for boob job', for wanting to alter her body with plastic surgery.She said: "It’s not about image, it’s about what’s in you and expressing that and not something that’s only on your body."The most shocking moment came from a lad, whose identity was not revealed on camera, who asked Juliane how much she needed to raise.When she told him her target was £5,000 he replied: "I’ll give you a grand for a … [Read more...] about Bikini model gets X-rated offer after taking to the streets to ask strangers to pay for boob job – but the real reason she’s raising cash will surprise you
RAHEEM Sterling pursued a teenager for nine months then flew her halfway round the world — telling her his live-in lover was “just a girl”. We revealed last week how the £49million Manchester City winger blew thousands of pounds on Elise Wagstaff, 18, and her sister Elene, 22.Sterling, 21, flew them from London to LA earlier this month, then on to a private jet to his Jamaican hideaway for four days of non-stop shopping and partying.But when fashion student Elise confronted him about his long-term girlfriend Paige Milian, he dismissed it as “nothing serious”.Paige was on a Greek isle while Sterling treated the girls to their luxury jaunt and has since celebrated her birthday without him.A source said: “Poor Paige. She turned 21 earlier this week and appears to have spent her birthday alone.While Raheem was in LA and Jamaica she was in Crete on holiday. She must be questioning exactly what she means to Raheem when he can go to so much expense to … [Read more...] about England footie flop Raheem Sterling blows thousands in 9month chase of glamorous teen while calling his live-in partner ‘just a girl’