Friday, 30 June 2017

680 JTF Members Killed By Boko Haram.

680 members of the Civilian Joint Task Force have died trying to repel Boko Haram terrorist attacks in Borno from 2012 to date, the groups Legal Officer, Mr Junril Gunda, has said.

Gunda said in an interview in Maiduguri on Friday that in spite of the high casualty figure, the JTF remain undaunted in its resolve to protect communities in the state from the terrorists.

“The group which is nonprofitable started in 2012 when our youths picked up sticks and said no more Boko Haram and they successfully push the terrorist group out of Maiduguri.

“We don’t have any other home than Borno, we are therefore working tirelessly to provide civic protections against any form of threat represented by Boko Haram.

“Sadly a lot of our youths have paid the supreme price, there is hardly any day you will hear of an attack without one of our civilian JTF killed and that does not mean we will stop defending our land of terrorism.

“As you can see I am a lawyer by profession, this is my Chamber and I am happy to also be one of the Civilian JTF. I was also trained for eight months on light arms use by the military.

“If I see a Boko Haram now, I can take him down with my gun.
“It was necessary to train our civilian JTF on the use of arms because they always move along with the military in the front line during operations.

“Our civilian JTF had taken part in almost all the operations going on in Sambisa forest.
“It was also necessary because they are always the first to sight Boko Haram suspects during checks in the state capital.

“Boko Haram members are not afraid of the military, they are afraid of the civilian JTF; they believe if a civilian JTF kill any of them, they will go to hell. Many of them have said this during their testimonies,” said Gunda.

According to him, no fewer than 23,000 youth vigilantes have been registered under the body to provide civic protection in every nooks and cranny of the state.

He said that the job of the Civilian JTF was purely to stop Boko Haram insurgents from causing havoc in the society.
Gunda said there were numerous challenges confronting the group because the members were not been paid for the job.

“Like I said earlier, it was a voluntary thing, so no one was paid any penny for the job and because of some difficulties and poor living conditions of the youths, some engage in begging to fend for themselves.

“It was as the result of this that Borno State Government decided to empower 1,400 of them as vanguards with the acronym BOYES and were being paid N15, 000 monthly.

“Government and other nongovernmental organizations must also give support to the other 20,000 youths who were not empowered.

“They should also give priority attention to widows of our deceased youths because we are left to carter for their welfare.

“Government should sponsor their children and give them a better life in recognition of the selfless sacrifices made by their parents,” said Gunda.
Source: (Punch Newspaper).

Category: News, Trending.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

FIFA Clears Manchester United, But Targets Juventus Over Pogba Deal.

FIFA have cleared Manchester United but opened disciplinary proceedings against Juventus over Paul Pogba’s world record transfer, football’s governing body announced on Wednesday.

The France midfielder returned to United in a deal worth more than $111 million, 105.2 million euros) in August 2016 from the Italian giants.
In May FIFA began an inquiry into the move, requesting information about the headline transfer from United.

But in a statement FIFA confirmed that while United were in the clear of any wrongdoing, they were taking action against Juventus.

“We can confirm that disciplinary proceedings have been opened against Juventus FC.
“We can also confirm that no disciplinary proceedings have been opened against Manchester United,” the statement said.

It added: “As proceedings are ongoing please understand we cannot comment further at this stage.”

Pogba’s move came under particular scrutiny amid reports the player’s agent Mino Raiola would earn some 49 million euros from the deal.

Raiola is suspected of a conflict of interest, as he was at the time agent for Pogba, Juventus and Manchester United.
In May, French website Mediapart, quoting the Football Leaks documents, claimed: “Pogba in reality cost 127 million euros to Manchester United with 49 millions going into Raiola’s pockets and only 78 millions into Juve’s bank account.”

According to the investigative site, Raiola “didn’t appear to let Manchester United know that he was also working for Juventus,” an arrangement that is outlawed under English rules.

Pogba, 24, started his career with United but made just three appearances in the Premier League before heading to Italy, after an apparent falling out with then manager Alex Ferguson.

He flourished in Serie A, winning four league titles with Juventus between 2012 and 2016.
Pogba appeared in the 2015 Champions League final, which Juventus lost 3-1 to Barcelona.

At the same time, the powerful midfielder made himself a mainstay of the French national team.
He made his debut in March 2013, just a week after his 20th birthday, in a World Cup qualifier against Georgia.

He also featured as part of the 2014 French World Cup squad and was named the tournament’s best young player.

Pogba’s performances at the 2016 European Championship helped attract the attention of his former club Manchester United, under new manager Jose Mourinho.

Last season he helped propel United to a first ever Europa League title, scoring in his team’s 2-0 victory over Ajax in Stockholm on May 25.

Category: Sport News.

Policeman Shoots Wife Dead And Almost Killed Himself Afterwards.

A police officer at Luanshya Central police Headquarters , Zambia, Kelvin Kabaso has shot dead his 23 -year -old wife, Febby Chabamba who is also a police officer , and later turned then gun on himself in an attempt to kill himself but the bullet only pierced his side of the head.

According to the report , Kabaso , left his point of duty this morning and went back home. Apparently , they had been having marital problems , so his wife had called her mother to come and settle the problems , because she had wanted to divorce.

On getting home , he was said to have opened fire on his wife , who was also an officer , before turning the gun on himself, but he survived .

Below is a statement by the police ;
“Today around 09 :45 hours, Constable Kelvin Kabaso, 25 , of House number 138 Levi Chito police camps in Luanshya , left his point of duty and went back home . Apparently , Constable Kabaso has been having marital problems, so his wife had called her mother to come and settle the problems because she had wanted to divorce,

  Katanga narrated .
“Both are police officers . So the woman and the mother were inside the house when Constable Kabaso came home . So the man came in and said I am going to shoot her and shoot myself .

Outside the house , there was another police officer Sgt Lungu. So he tried to calm the situation , but this officer said < em> nalakushuta mudala < / em> (I will shoot you man ). So as he was trying to move out , he shot the wife in the chest on the left side near the shoulder and she fell down.”

Katanga narrated that Constable Kabaso attempted to kill himself but survived.
“After that Kabaso went inside the house and also shot himself in the mouth , but he was only injured on the cheek . He did not die , so he was rushed to the hospital where he is being attended to . The deceased is Febby Chabamba , 23 , of the same house number , ” she said.

Category: Crime News.

N541 Billion Debt: Access Bank, Others Take Over Etisalat Nigeria.

A consortium of banks , led by Access Bank PLC and other Nigerian and foreign banks , has taken over the management of Etisalat Nigeria , effective June 15.

The takeover followed the collapse of the effort by Emerging Markets Telecommunications Services , EMTS , promoted by - one time Chairman, United Bank for Africa, UBA, Hakeem Bello-Osagie, to reach agreement with the banks on debt restructuring plan in the protracted $ 1.72 billion (about N541 . 8 billion ) debt impasse .

However , EMTS Holding BV, established in the Netherlands , has up to June 23 to complete the transfer of 100 percent of the company ’s shares in Etisalat to the United Capital Trustees Limited , the legal representative of the consortium of banks .

Etisalat Group , the parent company of Etisalat Nigeria , announced the takeover on Tuesday in a filing to the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange in Abu Dhabi , United Arab Emirate .
The filing , with reference number Ho /GCFO/ 152 / 87 , and dated June 20 , 2017 signed by Etisalat Group Chief Financial Officer , Serkan Okandan, said efforts by EMTS to restructure the repayment of the syndicated loan by a consortium of banks to Etisalat Nigeria collapsed .

“Further to our announcement dated 12 February , 2017, Emirates Telecommunications Group Company PJSC , “Etisalat Group ” would like to inform you that Emerging Markets Telecommunications Services Limited “EMTS ” (“ the company ), established in Nigeria and an associate of Etisalat Group with effective ownership of 45% and 25% ordinary and preference shares respectively, defaulted on a facility agreement with a syndicate of Nigerian banks (“EMTS Lenders”).

“Subsequently , discussions between EMTS and the EMTS Lenders did not produce an agreement on a debt restructuring plan .

“Accordingly , the Company received a default and security Enforcement Notice on 9 June 2017 requesting EMTS Holding BV (EMTS BV) established in the Netherlands , and through which Etisalat Group holds its interest in the company ) requiring EMTS BV to transfer 100 % of its shares in the company to the United Capital Trustees Limited (the Security Trustee”) of the EMTS Lenders by 15 June 2017.

“Subsequently the EMTS Lenders extended the deadline for the share transfer to 5.00 pm Lagos time on 23 June 2017, ” the filing said .
Etisalat has been under pressure since 2016, following the demand notice for the recovery of a $1. 72 billion (about N541 . 8 billion ) loan facility it obtained from a consortium of banks in 2015.

The loan , which involved a foreign -backed guaranty bond, was for the mobile telephone operator to finance a major network rehabilitation and expansion of its operational base in Nigeria .

Unable to meet its debt servicing obligations agreed since 2016, the consortium , prodded by their foreign partners, threatened to take over the company and its assets across the country.
But the intervention of the telecom sector regulator , Nigerian Communications Commission , NCC , and its financial sector counterpart , the Central Bank of Nigeria , CBN , persuaded the banks to rethink their threat and give Etisalat a chance to renegotiate the loan ’ s repayment schedule.

Late last week, PREMIUM TIMES reported exclusively that Etisalat was sinking deeper into trouble , with Mubadala, its majority shareholder , representing Etisalat of UAE , on the verge of pulling out following irreconcilable differences concerning the loan issue.

Source – PremiumTImes.

Category: Business News.

Regular Sex: How It Affects Our Physical And Mental Health.

Humans are the only living beings in the world who have sex not only for procreation but also for pleasure. Moreover, as numerous studies have shown, sex is also one of the most effective ways of preventing and treating certain diseases, even mental ones.

How sexual relationships better our health

Sex prevents brain diseases.
sex can be beneficial for health, as in the process of sexual intercourse, a prolactin hormone is produced, which forms new cells in the brain and raises the mood. Thus, regular sex helps you avoid different brain diseases.

Sex can prevent diabetes.
If a person doesn’t relieve his/her sexual tension, the production of insulin in his/her body decreases. climax stabilizes the work of pancreas that produces this hormone. That’s why some experts consider sex a good way of preventing type II diabetes.

Sex relieves pain.
Right before a person reaches climax, the level of oxytocin in his/her blood rises fivefold. This hormone leads to the formation of endorphins, which relieve various types of pain, especially the one people with arthritis and migraine experience. Having a regular climax, a woman almost never suffers from menstrual pain because of the increased estrogen production in her body.

  Sex and our mental health.

Sex increases intelligence
Sex makes a person smarter and gives a confidence boost. This happens due to the development of adrenaline and cortisol. The increase of their amount in our body activates the division of gray matter cells. Therefore, people who regularly have sex, not only increase sexuality but also enhance their mental abilities. Also, devising new
sex positions develops your imagination.

  Sex works as a sedative.
Another positive effect of sex on health is associated with the development of the above-mentioned hormones: people, who have an active sex life, rarely suffer from depression and insomnia. This psychological factor forms during mutual caresses, when sensations are transmitted along the nerve endings to the pleasure center of the brain. As a result, a person feels rested. Apart from this, sex also relaxes, reduces anxiety, and relieves stress, due to the relaxation of the muscles that occurs during climax.

   How sexual relationships affect longevity.

Sex strengthens the immune system.
Regular sexual life greatly reduces your chances to catch flu and cold, as all the systems of your body come to normal and work more actively, becoming capable of resisting various infections. Active muscle training normalizes the work of the bladder. In men, the regular work of the prostate prevents the development of its inflammation and completely excludes any risks of impotence.

  Sex prolongs youth.
Regular sexual activity leads to the more intensive functioning of the endocrine glands, which promotes their rejuvenation, prolonging youth. So a passionate night of love doesn’t only bring a good mood or help you impress a Ukrainian girl you met on a business trip to Kiev but also makes you a bit younger.

  Sex helps our body rejuvenate.
Having a regular sexual life, both men and women feel much better and look much younger due to sex hormones, which actively spread through the body, cleaning the skin, opening pores, and fighting acne. It has been experimentally proved that on average, a woman, who has an active sex life, looks 10 years younger than other women of her age. Besides, her body has much fewer wrinkles. It’s all about the increased release of estrogen, which enhances the ability of cells to regenerate (restore).
Considering all that was mentioned above, it’s important to remember that your sexual health will get back to normal only if you have sex with your loved one and your sex life is stable.

Category: Lifestyle News.

Dani Alves Is An Idiot For Comparing Me To Lionel Messi -Maradona

Argentinian footballing legend Diego Maradona, has described Brazilian star, Dani Alves as an “idiot” for criticizing his passing ability.

Maradona said this while reacting to Alves’s comparison between him and Lionel Messi.
Alves had told Brazilian TV channel “Canais Esporte Interativo” that there could be no comparison between Messi and Maradona because of the latter’s infamous “Hand of God” goal in the 1986 World Cup quarterfinal against England.

The former Barcelona player who now plies his trade with Italian giant, Juventus had said, “You want to compare Messi to Maradona? You can’t compare them.

“I would not be proud to say that I won a World Cup with a ‘Hand of God.
“I wouldn’t be able to tell my son that I won a World Cup like this with the whole world talking about it.

“The ‘Hand of God’ tricked us, you have to take this firm position. A sportsman like this can’t be an example for youngsters.”

Responding, Maradona slammed the Juventus star saying, “Dani Alves is an idiot. He makes 28 passes and only gets four right. As a ‘4’ (right-back), Cafu and Maicon were good. Dani Alves? Poor thing.

“He speaks because he plays in a position on the pitch where football is not played.

“They [right-backs] touch the ball three times and make eight fouls per game.”

Category: Sport News.

Let Nigerian Senate Cease To Exist. It Is Of Zero Consequence.

I was shocked to the marrows when I heard that some APC Senators asked the National Working Committee of the Party led by the National Chairman of the Party Chief Odigie Oyegun to prevail on President Buhari to drop all charges against Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct corruption trial before they stop sabotaging the presidency.

Words failed me when it dawned on me that this potentially dangerous demand is coming from some APC Senators who are supposed to be the agents of change we promised Nigerians while seeking their mandate in 2015.

I reflected on the event of the past 24years from 1993 when we elected Chief MKO Abiola to bring hope to Nigerians and how he was crushed and decimated by demonic and satanic forces after five years struggle to defend and sustain the mandate.

Time and space will not permit me to recall the quantum of energies expended to defend the mandate for five years, the wars, on the streets, the casualties including MKO Abiola and the late wife Kudirat Abiola,and many others, the damage to the national project, the devastation of our economy, the balkanization of the political entity called Nigeria, the alienation by the international community making Nigeria a pariah nation, and the ethnic division it visited on Nigeria.

After killing Chief Abiola in July 7 1998, the same satanic and demonic forces still bent on decimating Nigeria further decided to foist PDP and retired General Obasanjo on Nigerians.
  In sixteen years, from 1999 to 2015 the same forces wasted huge resources running into hundreds of billions of dollars earned in times of oil boom.

The unconscionable looters and unrepentant thieves diverted and stashed away these huge resources into private pockets.
These funds have been traced to private accounts both at home and abroad, traced to real estates both in Nigeria and abroad, and traced to farms and some buried underground. The rest is now history.

In 2015 Nigerians elected retired General Muhammadu Buhari who promised to bring change in the way we live, the way we work, the way we reason, the way we do business and the way we manage our affairs as a nation.
The real meat of what he is bringing on table is to reduce corruption to the barest minimum. Before then corruption had ruined and destroyed a country blessed with both human and material resources.
By the time President Buhari took over in 2015 our infrastructure was in ruins, our hospitals, our universities, our national carriers were in ruins, our Power, Agricultural, and Manufacturing sectors went underground.

Now one way President Buhari planned to tackle these numerous problems is checkmate corruption which remains the biggest problem facing Nigeria. The dollars are no longer flowing in the way it used to be in the era of oil boom. Nigeria cannot even meet the approved OPEC quota of pumping 2.2 million barrels of crude oil per day due to vandalization of oil pipelines by Niger Delta militants.

As a consequence of all this, it now behoves on the government to manage the little that we have but the satanic, demonic and greedy Nigerian politicians will not allow the system to work.
They are governors, judges, law makers, Ministers, and political appointees, serving and retired who do not want the system to work.          They work together to circumvent and destroy every step taken by the President to move Nigeria forward.

Come to think of it, President Buhari dissipated all the energies he would have deployed to matters of governance, to run for the exalted office in 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015(12 years). In fact, he cried in 2011 when he missed it again believing that it is all over but man is not God.

God has a reason for making Buhari the President at a time like this and at this present stage and age to begin to reinvent and reposition Nigeria but the forces that stopped Chief MKO Abiola in 1993 are at work again.
For 24 years they held Nigeria hostage. They steal all our money and they will not want to be investigated. They bribe judges and lawyers to get their freedom. They present forged certificates and false assets declaration and ask you to go to hell. They decide how much they must earn and the type of vehicles they want.
They blackmail the President and try to twist the hands to yield to their criminal demands forgetting that he has the mandate of 15million Nigerians. They steal people’s money and ask you to go to hell.

The satanic and demonic forces in Nigeria have no conscience, no souls, no love, no hearts, no brains, no heads, no eyes, no common sense, no life, and no shame.
They can still repeat what they did to MKO Abiola in July 7 1998. They killed the hope 1993 project and they are ready to repeat the shame with 2015 change project.

The other day I saw Senators Saraki and Dino Melaye in group photograph with the former President Babangida who democratized corruption and corrupted our democracy since 1993. Instantly, I figured out that the forces of darkness are gathering momentary again. IBB represents our ugly past.

To pose with Saraki and Dino Melaye, the known enemies of the Change mantra speaks volume that they can repeat the ugly events of the past 24 years.
The forces that arrested, sabotaged and underdeveloped Nigeria in the past 24 years are still on the prowl, ravaging and looking for whom to devour. They can kill President Buhari just to have their way.

The President and his handlers must be very careful as we are dealing with reprobate minds, these cultural savages and workers of iniquity.
Granted that we still have some small number of responsive, responsible and accountable Senators in the 8th Senate, I still share the opinion that the Red Chamber is no longer useful to Nigeria, all things considered. It has become a den for treasury looters and unconscionable characters.

Nigeria must borrow a leaf from Senegal and Venezuela.
Given our dwindling resources and the monumental problems facing Nigeria as a political entity, the Senate has become a burden and a house of cards. To all intents and purposes and with every sense of responsibility I think that Nigeria can do without the Senate.

For now,the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is of zero consequences. Let the Senate cease to exist.

By Joe Igbokwe
Lagos.

Category: Politics.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Maradona Hits Out At Messi And Praises Ronaldo.

Argentina legend Diego Armando Maradona has hit out at his fellow compatriot Lionel Messi by saying that the Barcelona forward cannot win the world cup on his own and further show admiration for Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo and admits he wishes he is an Argentine.

  Maradona, earned 91 caps for Argentina and he scored a total of 34 goals for the national team, he won a World Cup during his playing days and the former Napoli star admits he is a huge fan of Real Madrid and Portuguese star, who helped guide his country to glory at Euro 2016 last summer.

  However, the former Argentine attacking midfielder still prefers Messi to Ronaldo, but he admits that Barcelona Forward does not have what it takes to win the world Cup for his country on his own that he wishes he partner the Real Madrid forward to deliver the world cup to the South American nation.

  Messi has endured plenty of frustration on the international stage, losing the 2014 World Cup final with Argentina, as well as three Copa America finals in 2007, 2015 and 2016.

  Maradona believes Messi would still be remembered even without a major international trophy, but couldn’t hide his love for Ronaldo as he admitted he wished he were Argentinian.

‘Cristiano is an animal,’ Maradona told TyC Sports. ‘I wish he was Argentine.

‘But I still prefer Messi. He is enjoying playing football and goes by opponents with ease.

‘Leo cannot deliver the World Cup on his own. “Alone, he will not be able to win the World Cup. You need a solid team for that. Football history will remember Messi,”Even if he does not win a World Cup, we will still remember him.’

“He makes me think of Gabriel Batistuta,” the Argentina striker who starred at three World Cup finals. “As soon as he touched the ball, it was a goal.”

The Real Madrid forward is currently in Russia for the Confederation Cup, he won the man of the match award in their last game against Mexico.

Category: Sport News.

CBN Injects $195 Million Into FX Market.

Following its 800 million dollars intervention in the Interbank Foreign Exchange Market last week, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), on Monday, injected 195 million dollars into the market to meet the requests of customers in the various segments of the market.

The acting Director, Corporate Communications, Mr Isaac Okorafor, said in a statement in Abuja that the bank would soon introduce a new FOREX retail option.
Giving a breakdown of funds injected on Monday, he said the apex bank offered 100 million dollars to authorised dealers through the interbank wholesale window, while it allocated $50m to Small and Medium Enterprises window.

Okorafor said the Invisibles segment was allocated $45 million dollars to meet the needs of those who applied for FOREX to settle Business/Personal Travel Allowances, school tuition and medicals.
The CBN spokesperson said the bank would continue to ensure adherence to its forex policy by insisting on transparency by stakeholders to guarantee stability in the market.

The CBN made two major interventions in the interbank Forex market last week, totaling $831.5m.
Since February 2017, the bank had boosted transactions at the Investors’ and Exporters’ segment of the market to the tune of $2.2bn.
Also last week, the CBN, in a bid to tackle inflation, unveiled plan to mop up N200.32bn from the Nigerian banking system through special Open Market Operation (OMO) at the rate of 16 per cent per annum.
Meanwhile, the Naira had continued to maintain its stability in the FOREX market, exchanging at an average of N364 to a dollar at the parallel segment of the market on Monday.

Category: Business News.

Real Madrid President Yet To Speak To Ronaldo About Future.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says he has not spoken to Cristiano Ronaldo about his future, but will do so after the Confederations Cup.

Ronaldo, 32, is said to want to leave Spain after being accused of tax fraud.
The forward, with the Portugal squad in Russia, signed a new five-year contract in November 2016, but has been linked with a return to Manchester United.

“The only thing I can say is Cristiano Ronaldo is a Real Madrid player,” said Perez, who was re-elected on Monday.

Spanish prosecutors have accused Ronaldo of defrauding the authorities of millions of euros in tax, which he has denied.
“Obviously something has happened, something has affected him, his credibility,” Perez told Spanish radio station Onda Cero.

“I’m sure he will tell us and we will see.
“t’s no coincidence that he’s in a very important tournament, the Confederations Cup. It hasn’t finished yet and I don’t want to disturb the Portuguese team.”

Perez And Ronaldo
In 2009, Perez – then in his second spell at the club – signed Ronaldo for Real for a then world record fee of £80m.

The forward had helped Manchester United win three Premier League titles and the Champions League in his six years at the club, and had also won the Ballon d’Or.

He was presented at the Bernabeu in front of 80,000 fans, as Perez attempted to bring together a second group of ‘Galacticos’.

Eight years on, Ronaldo has scored a club-record 406 goals in 394 appearances.
Only two weeks ago, he helped Real win their 12th European Cup, scoring twice in a 4-1 victory over Juventus in the Champions League final in Cardiff.

Victory meant Real became the first team to win back-to-back Champions League titles, with Ronaldo the competition’s record goalscorer with 105.

A two-time La Liga winner, his 285 goals in 265 league appearances mean he is second only to Barcelona’s Lionel Messi in that competition.

He won the Ballon d’Or award for a fourth time in December and signed a new deal with Real in November, saying he could continue playing for another 10 years.

Category: Sport News.

Health Benefits Of A Cold Shower.

It’s easy for some people to have a cold shower but for others, It can be a struggle.
  I mean the idea of being uncomfortable, screaming like a little child and being all dramatic in the bathroom, just makes you ask why? Why can’t I just have my hot bath in peace? Well, you might just want to make a better decision after reading this article. Here are some amazing effect of a cold shower on your health and well-being.

1. Helps with weight loss:
Cold shower helps stimulate brown fat cells, White fat cells are the not so good ones (they are the ones that accumulate when you eat in an unhealthy manner), While Brown fat cells are the healthy fat cells, They help warm you up by creating heat when you are in a cold environment

2. Improves your Hair and skin:
Hot showers dry out your skin but cold showers help our skin by preventing it from losing too many natural oils and help your hair appear shiny, strong & healthy by keeping the follicles flat and increasing their grip to the scalp.

3. It increases alertness: When you jumped into a cold shower, your nerves automatically sends a signal to your brain which makes you extra alert, This helps you focus as it is impossible to think about anything besides “I am taking a cold shower.” Gradually, you apply this to your daily activities and slowly become more focused.

4. Relieves Muscle soreness and decrease recovery time:
Athletes often have cold showers for a long period of time after game or training session, Cold shower improve circulation, and help remove some lactic acid which helps you recover faster.

5. Increase your circulation and Immune system:
Cold showers improve circulation by means of sending blood down to your organs to keep them warm. This stimulation of the circulatory system is great for your overall cardiovascular health and also increases the amount of disease fighting white blood cells, compared to that of those who take regular hot showers.

6. Decreases uric Acid level.
When uric acid increases in your body it accumulates and leads to gout, cold showers helps decrease uric acid level in the body, patients with gouts are encouraged to have long ice bath because it decrease uric acid without having to take drugs.

7. Increases Glutathione:
Glutathione is your body’s most powerful antioxidants, cold shower Increases it and also helps other antioxidants function in a high speed and more efficiently.

8. Depression Relief :
Cold showers stimulate what is known as “the blue spot,” which is the brains primary source of noradrenaline – a chemical which plays a role in alleviating depression.

9. Pain Reliever:
Cold shower have effects on our nerve endings to help reduce pain Cold, body aches, and inflammation.
Everyone wants a better physical and mental health, you should now want to ditch your daily hot shower for a better well being.

Category: Lifestyle Update.

Monday, 19 June 2017

7 Signs Of High Sugar Consumption.

How much sugar is too much for your body? Below are 7 ways your body might be telling you your sugar intake is becoming excessive.

Higher Incidence of Acne on Your Skin
Eating too much sugar tends to wreak havoc on your skin. There is a relationship between a high-sugar diet and severe acne and a high sugar intake tends to result in severe acne issues.

  Experiencing Energy Slumps
Especially after eating sugary foods lacking in satiating proteins, fiber and fat, you are likely to develop a pounding headache or feel extremely lethargic. This is because a high sugar diet, rather than a balanced nutritious diet, makes your blood sugar level unstable, with you constantly switching from ‘sugary high’ to ‘lethargic low’. You end up feeling very weak and sluggish throughout the day.

Cavities
Cavities are more often than not, a glaring sign of a sweet tooth. Cavities are painful and more importantly avoidable, and the key to avoiding them is to brush your teeth well after meals and eat foods that will keep your teeth healthy.

High Blood Pressure
One of the factors that contribute to a diagnosis of high blood pressure is a high-sugar diet. A high-sugar diet can push your blood pressure off the normal threshold. Limiting sugar intake is just as important as reducing your sodium consumption when it comes to a healthy blood pressure.

Exercising is Getting Extremely Hard for You
Whether fat, chubby or even thin, if exercise seems to be getting harder and harder for you to do, a high-sugar diet might be to blame. If you have a high blood sugar level and engage in activities that involve intense effort or physical extension, you’ll likely end up feeling very fatigued and quite miserable. You also tend to get exhausted very easily and quickly while exercising.

Weight Gain
Weight gain can be caused by a number of different factors and one of those factors is a high sugar diet. This is because a high sugar diet does not make you feel full (which makes you eat more) and does not compensate for total energy, that is, they do not displace other foods, so they add to your total calorie intake. A high sugar diet also tends to make exercise or physical activity hard, so it’s unlikely you’ll be able to burn off the excess calories through that route.

  Nothing Tastes As Sweet As It Used To
Eating too much sugar basically bombards your taste buds and eventually this excessive sugar intake causes your taste bud sugar tolerance to build up and increase, as a result you need more and more sugar to satisfy your sweet craving. This is bad and you should at this point cut back (regardless of how tough it might be at first), so that you can lower your tolerance and once again be content and satisfied with minimal sugar.

Category: Lifestyle News.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Manchester United Signs A New Defender.

The Ice Man finally cometh.

  Manchester United have confirmed the signing of Victor Lindelöf from Benfica. The 22-year-old Swedish defender has signed a a four-year contract from 1 July 2017, with an option for a further year. We don't know exactly how much the fee is, but everybody's guessing at around £30m, and we'll just go along with that.

  Sometimes transfers just come out of nowhere, don't they? Yes? Well, this isn't one of them. This move has been bubbling along for well over six months now, and there are even suggestions that he might have joined in January, but for some mysterious hold-up involving his former club Västerås SK. We've mostly mentioned that because that little circle thing above the 'a' there looks cool.

  Anyway, United have a player who is, by all accounts, a versatile, classy, and promising defender. Though he's able to play at right-back, we're guessing that he'll feature centrally for the most part, in partnership with Eric Bailly or in a three with Bailly and Marcos Rojo. Most importantly, everybody seems to agree that he can pass out from the back. That'll be nice.

  Most excitingly, United now have a player nicknamed "The Ice Man". It's an upgrade from "Youngy", and no mistake.
United’s new defender said, “I'm thrilled to join United. I'm keen to get started and contribute to the team's efforts to win more trophies.”

Category: Sport News.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Remy Ma Performs Her Nicki Minaj Diss 'Shether' At Summer Jam 2017.

Remy Ma said she was all done beefing with Nicki Minaj back in May, but when she got her chance on the Summer Jam stage, she did not feel like holding back. Flanked by some of the leading ladies in hip-hop history, Remy openly disrespected Minaj before performing a rendition of her diss track, "Shether."

According to reports from within MetLife Stadium, Remy brought out a gang of some of the biggest female MC's in hip-hop history, and yes, she made Minaj the next contestant on that Summer Jam screen.

After paying homage to a strong history of female MC's—and conveniently leaving out Nicki—Remy went right from subtle shade to an outright attack, performing "Shether" for an amped up crowd.

Although plenty of rappers in the past have threatened to air out their business at Summer Jam—Nas planned to hang a dummy meant to look like Jay Z at Summer Jam 2002—few are really willing to take it there. Remy using her performance to put Nicki on blast shows both how much animosity she holds for Minaj and her understanding of the significance of the Summer Jam stage and screen in hip-hop.

Minaj re-sparked the beef when she fired shots at the Bronx native on "Realize," which may have been enough motivation for Remy to open up this wound again. We'll have to see if this escalates further from here, because you can't back down from a call-out at Summer Jam.

Category: Entertainment News.

10 Questions To Ask Before Getting Married.

When you start thinking that he/ she may be the one , make sure you ask these ten questions before you tie the knot.

#1 : Do We Care about Each Other as Good Friends Do?
When you’re getting serious about someone, don ' t ask : “ Are we in love ?” The question to first ask instead is: “Are we becoming good friends?”
“ Being in love ” often means infatuation , romance, and high chemistry – things that are essentially selfish. This type of “ love ” is not a good reason to get married, but friendship is. Friendship is not selfish. Real love is about giving to and caring about another person ’s life. As Shaya Ostrov says in his book, The Inner Circle , "I ’ m watching you, hearing you, paying attention to you. I ’ve put it all together and have arrived at the conclusion that you and your life mean something to me ." That ’s why the essence of real love is friendship
In a Jewish wedding ceremony , the bride and groom are given seven blessings . Not once but twice , we bless the couple that they should become “ beloved friends .” Make sure you’re friends first and then lovers . A lover who is not your friend can easily hurt you. A friend who is your lover will never hurt you. And if they do, they will make every effort to repair the hurt , just like you do with your best friends. Friends care about each others ' happiness and well-being .

#2 : Are We Emotionally Honest and Vulnerable with Each Other ?
Two people who cannot be emotionally open with each other can never have true intimacy and love . When we share our feelings with another we connect and feel close to that person .
We tend to be afraid to share what we feel because expressing it makes us vulnerable ; it ’s dangerous . With the person you’ re considering marrying you must be sure you feel safe .
How do you know if the two of you are emotionally open and honest ? The next time you have a conversation with your partner, ask him or her, “What do you feel about me right now?” or, “How does what I just said make you feel ?” If you can communicate like this with each other consistently, you have the potential for building an intimate relationship .

#3 : Do We Consistently Reach Win /Win Resolutions To Our Problems ?
To get married, you must be sure you have great communication. The reason is that marriage is nothing but problems ! I know this doesn ’t sound very romantic , but it ’s very realistic. Couples often mistake good chemistry for good communication. Just because you can talk for hours on the phone and feel very connected , doesn’ t mean you have good communication. The only way you know if you have good communication is when you have problems . When there is a disagreement of any kind, small or large, this is when you find out how good or how bad your communication is. The essence of good communication is that you can consistently reach win -win solutions to your problems and disagreements. This means when you are finished talking , both of you feel good about the solution . There are no bad feelings on either side.
Problems that don ’ t get fully resolved turn into resentments . And when resentments build, love departs. The problem is not the problem . The communication about the problem is the problem .

#4 : Do We Take Care of Each Other ’ s Needs ?
One of the most important principles of marriage is : If it ’s important to you, it’ s important to me . Taking care of each other ’s needs is about wanting to give each other pleasure. Being a giver is probably the most important character trait to have for getting married. People are naturally takers . It takes a great deal of effort to become a genuine giver . Giving in order to get something back is being a taker.
An important question to ask yourself is, “ Do I enjoy giving to this person or do I find it burdensome ?” Gary Chapman in his book, The Five Love Languages, suggests that each of us has a dominant love language or emotional need that makes us feel loved when another “ speaks” that language to us . They are : gifts, quality time, acts of service, words of affirmation , and physical touch . What is your partner’ s love language ? Do you enjoy taking care of this need? Giving builds love . Taking destroys it .

#5 : Do We Admire And Respect Each Other ?
We need to respect and admire the person we marry. We respect a person ' s good character , meaningful aspirations and goals he/ she is committed to , and the good deeds he/ she has done , not the way he/ she looks.
How do you talk to each other? If you truly respect someone, you talk to that person with respect and dignity . Do you criticize or put each other down? Are you patient or impatient with each other ? Do you make jokes about the other person in front of others and then try to cover it by saying, “ I was only joking ”?
One of the biggest ways that couples demonstrate a lack of respect for each other is by playing games . Playing games is immature and childish. Mature people who respect each other don ’t play games . They are consistently up front, open , and honest .

#6 : For the Man: Are You Ready to Take Responsibility for a Wife and Family ?
When my three sons told me they wanted to get married, the first question I asked each of them was , “ Are you ready to take on the responsibility of taking care of a wife and family?" If you' re not ready to be fully responsible, you' re not ready to get married. For a man marriage isn’ t about getting his needs met . It ’s about taking on responsibility and being a giver . Judaism understands that the essence of being a man is to give and provide . Boys are takers ; men are givers . Are you ready to be a man?
The strongest need of a woman is to be cherished . The three A ’s of cherishing a woman are : Attention , Affection , and Appreciation . Neglect destroys a woman’s spirit . Making your wife feel loved and cherished is not just a nice idea; it ' s a Torah obligation .

#7 : For the Woman : Do You Believe in Him ?
Your man needs your respect and support . He needs you to believe in him. Men today are under so much pressure and so many demands are being made of them. The one place he doesn ’t need to feel more pressure is at home . He needs you to believe that he is trying hard to provide for you and the needs of the family. The cruelest thing a wife can do is nag her husband. If he’ s a good man and he ’s trying hard, give him your love , not your list of demands. So before you commit your life to him, make sure you don ’t have any hidden agenda or unexpressed expectations . Be up front . And if you decide to be his wife , then be his friend as well . Don ’ t turn on him .

#8 : Do I Trust This Person Completely ?
The emotional foundation of love is trust. Without complete trust, you can’t build love . (I highly recommend Dr.John Gottman’ s new book , The Science of Trust. ) The essential issue of trust is captured in the question, “Are you there for me ?” A solid marriage is built on solid trust. Can I trust that you will provide a safe home for my feelings and needs? Can I be sure I can be vulnerable with you? Am I afraid you will abandon, reject , or shame me ?
A key way to build trust is by respecting and validating another person ’s feelings. Listening to another person ’s feelings is one of the greatest acts of kindness we can perform . If you don ’t trust each other with your feelings , think twice about getting married.

#9 : Do We Want the Same Things Out of Life?
One of two things happens in a marriage: People either grow together or grow apart. Spiritual compatibility is one of the best ways to insure you’ ll grow together . This means you are on the same page in terms of your values , priorities, and life goals . Rabbi Noah Weinberg , of blessed memory , would often teach that life’s most important question is “ What am I living for ?” He maintained that until you can answer this question, you have no business getting married. A soul mate is a goal mate . Marriage is risky. Two people who don ’ t know what they ’ re living for may have a difficult time growing together and staying together over the long run .

#10 : Do I Have Peace of Mind About This Decision ?
To have peace of mind you have to identify and resolve the things that bother you about getting married or about marrying this person . To identify everything that bothers you, you must be ruthlessly honest with yourself and listen to your feelings . If you don ’t have peace of mind about marrying this person , track down the reason. If you are diligent , you' ll discover the reason why you are dragging your feet . And if you can’t track it down through your own efforts, see a competent therapist to help you.

Category: Lifestyle.

Monday, 12 June 2017

16 Things You Need To Let Go If You Want To Be Successful.

When it comes to achieving success, there’s a lot of focus on the things that you need to add to your life, like learning a new skill or finding a mentor. The thing is, there will also be times when you need to let go of certain things in your life if you want to achieve success, like the following 16 items.

1. Your bad habits.
We all have bad habits and vices - even if it’s sneaking a piece of candy every night after dinner. While there’s nothing wrong with enjoying a temptation occasionally, giving up an unhealthy lifestyle is the first place to start if you want to be successful.
Whether it’s watching too much TV, not eating a balanced diet, not exercising, or only getting a couple hours of sleep each night, these bad habits sap your productivity. And, if you’re not productive, then how can you become successful?

2. Doing everything by yourself.
No matter how intelligent, knowledge, or dedicate you are, you simply can’t do everything on your own. In fact, it’s one of the most common behaviors that block people from becoming successful .Successful individuals realize the importance of delegation. They also know how to surround themselves, whether through hiring or outsourcing, with talented individuals who are more knowledgeable in areas that they’re not so that they can continually move forward.

3. Excuses.
Successful people don’t point fingers. They don’t blame their economic status, weaknesses, or past failures. They hold themselves accountable. And, instead of making excuses, they focus on what they can do to become more successful.I could have made excuses when I had a bad construction accident in my youth that covered why I couldn't work for months or that my life was over. Instead, I used the time to build a business from my bed while I also learned to walk again.

4. Your SOS (Shiny Object Syndrome).
We’ve all been guilty of chasing that shortcut to success. But, those quick rich schemes never work. Being successful isn’t about making money quickly. It’s having the ability to not get distracted by new ideas, trends, fads, or a quick surplus of cash. It's keeping your head down and working that keeps the distractions away. The successful people are there because they know how to stay focused on the bigger picture.

5. Band-Aids.
Every now and then it’s alright to indulge in guilty pleasures. The problem is that we use these bad habits as band-aids, whether it’s drinking, smoking, eating junk, or having sex, to cope with things like stress or sadness. They may provide satisfaction. But, it’s only for the short-term.
Successful people focus on the long-term. They may have some wine after a long week or after sealing a business deal, but they’re not going to drink a bottle of Pinot Noir every night in order to deal with a problem. They fix the problem because that’s going to positively impact their long-term success.

6. Always showing up late.
If you ever visit Lambeau Field, you may notice that the clock outside is deliberately set 15 minutes ahead of the correct time. That’s because of legendary Green Bay Packers head coach Vince Lombardi and ‘Lombardi Time.’ Lombardi expected his coaches and players to arrive 15 minutes early to meetings. Even if they arrived on-time, they were still considered late.
Arriving early to meetings, appointments, etc. ensures that you don’t run late and it gives you the chance to mentally prepare. And, most importantly, it will set the precedent for not being that person who is perpetually late.

7. Multitasking.
Despite the misconception that doing several tasks at once can increase productivity, multitasking is a habit which has been proven to actually detrimental to productivity. This is because when we multitask, our brains are shifting focus from one task to another. As a result, we’re not going to be dedicated - 100% to any particular task.
I have been guilty of this as well because technology makes it so easy to jump between multiple projects, but I realized I was falling farther behind and not doing anything particularly well.Instead, successful people choose a single task where they place their focus -- on one task -- and then move on to the next. You can, of course, use automation to handle certain tasks for yourself, including sending invoices and getting paid .

8. Approval from others.
Don’t waste your time seeking validation from others. It’s time-consuming, drains your energy, and kills your freedom. While you should listen to the advice from those who you trust, like your mentor or spouse, at the end of the decisions you make are yours. It’s ultimately up to you, not anyone else, who will determine your happiness and success. Just make sure these decisions are right for you and then stick to them.

9. Your fixed mindset.
Based on the work of Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, people with a fixed mindset believe that traits like intelligence or talent are fixed, which means that they can’t change these traits. As a result, they devote their time in documenting these traits, instead of developing them.
Those with a growth mindset believe that traits can be developed or improved through dedication and hard work. Because of this, they’ll invest in learning and acquire new skills.

10. Hitting snooze.
When you set your alarm, you’re making a commitment. You’re committed to waking up at a certain time so that you can get your day started on the right foot. When you hit “snooze” you’re breaking that commitment. What happens next? You then jump out of bed because you overslept and are now rushing out the door. That’s not exactly how you'll want to start your day.

11. Saying "Yes".
How are you going to be able to accomplish your goals if you’re always saying "yes" to every request from family, friends, or colleagues? Sometimes, even if you feel a bit guilty, you’re going to have to say "no" when you’re asked to help with a certain task or activity.

12. Perfectionism.
Let’s be honest here. If you’re a perfectionist, you’ll never be satisfied. I'm entirely guilty of this for the very trait I have for wanting to constantly tweak things, but I've had to learn to "let it go." And, when my daughter came along, I realized children are the best medicine for curing the perfectionist virus.
You’ll keep second-guessing your work and will make a million changes to something that doesn’t need to be changed. If you want to make sure that you remain productive, accept that great is good enough so that you can move on to the next task or project.

13. “Hanging out”.
“Hanging out” with other people is a luxury, like a glass of wine. In other words, it needs to be kept to a minimum. Just “hanging out” on a daily basis is a major waste of time since it distracts you from working towards your goals. BTW, this includes hanging out with the TV. While you don’t have to become a recluse, you should spend time with people who are also working towards similar goals.

14. Trying to be clever.
By all means, be different and innovative. But, don’t try to be too clever. It’s been found that even the smartest of people are prone to making silly mistakes because they’re overconfident, lack emotional intelligence, have a hard time listening to feedback and tend to throw in the towel when they fail.
Never let your intelligence block you from becoming successful. Use those "smarts" to your advantage , and you can be sure that you’re more honest with yourself when it comes to your strengths and weaknesses.

15. Waiting for luck.
Successful people don’t sit around waiting for luck. They go out and work to make their own luck by always being prepared, optimistic, and open-minded. They’re ready to seize the next opportunity when it appears. Abraham Lincoln said, "I will prepare and my day will come." In other words, prepare, study, learn — and the right person or right situation will show up — and you will be in a position to recognize it because you will have prepared for that right time.

16. Spending money carelessly.
Successful people are known for being frugal. When they do spend money, it’s so that they can make even more money . For example, paying off your debts so that money you’ve been paying in interest can now be used to invest in your business or an online class that will enhance your skills -- as opposed to buying tables at a club to impress your freeloading friends.

Conclusion
No one can do everything all at once to get rid of habits that are sucking your productivity, however, you can take on one or two that you want to get rid of. Pick the one that you believe will make your life better the quickest.

Category: Lifestyle.

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Don't Do These Things When Your Partner Cheats.

  Cheating is one of the things that destroy relationships. It is selfish to cheat on someone you claim you love. But while you can trust yourself to be faithful to your partner, you can’t say for sure they will do the same. People have been disappointed by their partner’s cheating ways.

  Whether your partner makes out with someone else or has affairs that last for months or years, being cheated on hurts. But that doesn’t mean your relationship isn’t worth repairing. This choice is yours to make alone.
There will always be people who insist that you leave, but only you can decide what’s right for you. And while infidelity is painful, a relationship does usually get better when people are committed and are working hard to establish a trust and are truly remorseful.

Below are five things you shouldn’t do when your partner cheats.

Don’t ignore the infidelity.

You might be tempted to act as if nothing happened because it feels less painful, but if you do, any resentment you have will likely fester, and what’s more, you won’t address the underlying problems in the relationship. The most important thing is to understand the meaning of the infidelity, because many times, it’s a reflection of what is wrong with your relationship. There are, of course, situations where people are sexually compulsive, but most of the time, cheating really happens in an attempt by the cheater to bring some attention to the problems in the relationship.
Maybe the infidelity really was a one-time moment of weakness, or maybe it was an attempt by the cheater to find something they felt was missing in the relationship. Either way, figuring it out will bring you closer together and make infidelity less likely to happen again in future. You should focus not on making things go back to how they but on building a new, stronger, more fulfilling relationship. It is possible.

  Don’t blame yourself.

You have to know that someone cheating on you is not your fault. You are not responsible for it, you didn’t deserve it, and if your partner crossed lines instead of communicating their needs to you lovingly, or breaking off the relationship, that’s on them, not you. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to understand those needs and meet them if you want to salvage the relationship and of course, they have to do the same for you. It’s empowering to come to terms with what happened, why it happened and your role in it too, but don’t beat yourself up over someone else’s bad decision.

  Don’t try to get even.

It might make you feel better momentarily to trash your no-good cheating partner on social media, or to destroy their car. Okay, that one might make you feel better for more than a moment. You might even get a rush from cheating on them, too. But evening the score will not solve the underlying problem. It won’t even bring you both to love each other again even if you both later decide to dedicate yourselves to recovering from the violation of one another’s trust. When your partner cheats, it’s important for you both to do what you can to feel like you are on the same side again.

  Don’t bring up the infidelity to win unrelated arguments.

The fact that he or she cheated doesn’t give you the right to beat him up endlessly or bring his infidelity out as your trump card every time you get into another argument. You have to be willing to let it go if you want to move on. This means that when you are arguing about how you didn’t tell them you would be out with friends all weekend, you don’t insert a “Well, at least I didn’t cheat on you” into the conversation. That’s not to say that if you are hurting about the infidelity, you shouldn’t bring it up, but acting petty when you know better doesn’t help anyone.

  Don’t rush the healing process.

Your partner’s betrayal could hurt in the same ways for the same reasons for a long time. Be patient with yourself as you process, and let your partner know that they need to be patient with you, too. It’s very important for the person who had an affair to understand that their partner is devastated and that it’s difficult to put things back together.
There are going to be a lot of questions asked, and sometimes it’s going to be the same questions over and over again. Yes, you could eventually realize that you are not able to let go of what happened and that you need to move on from the relationship, but in the meantime, don’t rush yourself.

If your partner is getting frustrated with answering the same questions and having the same conversations, question whether they are really as committed to regaining your trust as they say they are. It might be time to put their things in a box to the left.

Category: Lifestyle.

7 Bad Spending Habits You Can Change Today To Save Money And Get Richer.

You may think you're the master of your finances, but why do you come up short on cash every month? Unless someone else is pilfering money from your checking account , you might be a victim of "lifestyle creep."

An all-too-common conundrum, "lifestyle creep" happens when you gradually start spending a little more than you should, before suddenly realizing your habits have spiraled way out of control. "It tends to happen slowly and in small increments, so we don't notice it," certified financial planner Ross Anderson told Mic by email. "Your regular bottle of wine might move from $5 to $9, or you might frequent the coffee shop a few more times a week. On the surface it never feels like enough to derail your finances, but it adds up when left unchecked."

How can you put a stop to creep behavior? One way is to treat saving as a priority, like a bill you have to pay, Anderson suggested. You should also keep an eye out for these typical offenders:

1. Living like a celebrity when you get a raise.

Remember the saying, "more money, more problems"? Making more money is great, but it can lead to more problems if you spend all those extra funds. "The big mistake I see young people make is assuming they can save for the future later," certified financial planner Carolyn McClanahan
told CNBC in November. "But before you know it, you're 50 and you don't have that much time to save for your future."
Of course you should treat yourself after a well-earned raise, but once you've scored that trophy, roll that additional money into an investment account. By investing extra money while you're young, you won't have to scramble when you're older, McClanahan advised.

2. Paying unnecessary late fees.

One fee you can definitely avoid is a late payment charge on a credit card. Late fees can cost up to $27 the first time and up to $35 for each additional late payment, NerdWallet reported.
Credit card companies can be forgiving if it's your first time missing the payment cutoff, so long as you call and ask to have the fee waived.
But don't forget to be polite when asking for a fee waiver. "Probably the biggest thing aside from your history is being nice to the card rep on the line," Michael Moeser, director of payments, retail and small business at Javelin Strategy & Research, told Creditcards.com . "He or she usually has some leeway, and if you're a rude, you're much less likely to get help."
And next time, opt for automatic payments so you can set it and forget it.

3. Paying out-of-network ATM fees.

You need cash fast and the closest ATM is owned by another bank. Eh, why not? They only charge $3 to use it. While paying $3 doesn't seem like a big deal, you might not realize your bank can impose its own fee for using that out-of-network ATM, Bankrate found, which could put you closer to $5 per ATM trip — an amount that can really add up if you make it a habit.
So, what's the best way to get cash? Aside from using an in-network ATM, you can usually grab extra cash during a point of sale transaction at many retailers for no extra cost.

4. Going out to lunch every day.

Unless your company is footing the bill for lunch, going out every day to grab a burger can cost you $20 or more a week, USA Today reported — or more than $1,000 a year, which doesn't take into account the occasions on which you buy a coworker lunch or treat your team to a round of drinks at happy hour. If you don't want to go cold turkey, start slow by cutting restaurant lunches to two or three times per week, or only going out when you have something to celebrate.

5. Keeping memberships and subscriptions you don't use.

  It may sound like a pain to make the effort to cancel subscriptions or memberships you no longer use, but
eliminating wasted expenses could save you a pretty penny. For example, a gym membership costs roughly $60 a month, USA Today reported, but 67% of such memberships aren't used regularly. Unless you're a gym rat, you could save around $720 a year by cutting it out. If you find yourself losing interest in a monthly wine or makeup subscription, re-evaluate to make sure it's something you want or cancel and find something else you'll use.

6. Engaging in retail therapy.

"Retail therapy" can buoy your
emotions when you're celebrating or soothe your woes when you're down in the dumps — but while buying the occasional small trinket probably won't hurt you, chronic impulse shopping can rise to the level of addiction, according to researchers at Indiana University . In fact, being an emotional shopper can ultimately make you feel worse when the credit card bill arrives or your bank account balance dwindles.
One way to halt your shopping addiction is to ask a friend to hold you accountable. "Having to account to someone else for what you spent, what you bought, etc. is sobering," Dr. Gretchen Kubacky told
GoBankingRates . "Choose someone you trust, of course." If you feel as though you cannot curb this behavior easily, talk to a therapist.
Another trick: Recognize when you're feeling too emotional and stay out of the mall — and away from Amazon! — until you feel calm.

7. Stealing from your emergency fund.

  It starts innocently enough: You see a hot pair of boots but you're short about $50, so why not just "borrow" a bit from your emergency fund and eventually pay it back? The problem with this scenario is that while you intend to put back the money, it's unlikely you will. The next thing you know, you've dipped into the account so many times that your savings are practically depleted.
Avoid taking money from your emergency fund by moving it to an interest-bearing savings or money market account that's not so easy to access. If a true emergency ever arises, you'll be happy you did.

Category: Finance.

Whatsapp New Update: Now You Can Delete Sent Messages With New Recall Feature.

The world’s most-used messaging app, WhatsApp is soon going to roll out a new update that will enable users to recall or delete the unread messages. So the next time you send a message intended for someone mistakenly to someone else on WhatsApp, do not worry!

WhatsApp has been testing the Recall feature since months and is testing it on devices before enabling its stable version across the globe. WhatsApp regularly comes up with new updates that further enhance its utility among its users. The messaging app is available in more than 50 different languages around the world and in 10 Indian languages and has 1.2 billion monthly active users. The app currently has 200 million monthly active users in India.

How does the recall feature work?
1. Recall feature on WhatsApp is the       ability to delete the unread messages that you don’t wish the other person to see or you have mistakenly sent it to someone else which means, if you have sent an unintentional message, you can recall it or delete it.

2. As the name suggests, it’ll allow users to recall sent messages within five minutes of them being sent. WhatsApp calls it, ‘Recall’ the sent messages to other users.

3. For this, the user simply has to tap on the message that they wish they did not send and then click on the ‘recall’ option.

4. A user may have soon a five-minute window to revoke such misdirected messages.

5. The users will be able to edit only recent messages and not the old ones.

6. This feature will enable users to recall or unsent texts, images, videos, GIFs, documents, quoted messages and even status replies within a five-minute window.

The ‘Recall’ feature is not available for all its users as it is in the testing phase and will only be rolled out to the general public once it has been tested enough and is found to be bug-free. Meanwhile, a new leak has also surfaced online, suggesting that the Recall feature will arrive soon for iPhone users with WhatsApp version 2.17.30+.

As per WABetaInfo, the Twitter account that tracks WhatsApp updates said that the mobile messaging platform will soon launch the ‘Recall’ feature. It suggests that the new Status feature will be coming on WhatsApp web soon. “WhatsApp has added in beta the possibility to edit messages that you already sent. It is actually disabled by default and it’s under development,” an earlier WABetaInfo’s tweet read.
WhatsApp has started rolling out an update to its iOS app which introduces three new features – Album, Filters and Reply shortcut. Facebook has decided to move the massive WhatsApp data from IBM Cloud to its own data centres, a report by IANS said. The report further states that WhatsApp has been one of IBM’s top five public cloud customers in terms of revenue and was at one point spending $2 million a month with IBM.

Category: Technology News.

Arsenal Announces The Release Of Four Players Following End Of Contracts.

Arsenal have released four players on a free transfer following the conclusion of their deals at the club, which include Yaya Sanogo, Stefan O'Connor, Kristopher da Graca and
Kostas Pileas. None of the players were deemed an important part of the Gunners' campaign and will now be able to search for a different club where they can play on a regular basis.

Sanogo made 20 competitive appearances for the club, which included a brilliant cameo in the 2013/14 FA Cup final where his contribution led to Aaron Ramsey's winner in extra time. He has been in and out of the squad at Arsenal, while going out on multiple loan spells following his arrival from
Auxerre in 2013.

Crystal Palace was Sanogo's first loan club for the final six months during the 2014/15 season. He was then loaned out to Ajax at the start of the following season, but returned midway after failing to impress, and
secured a loan to Charlton Athletic for the remainder of the campaign where he suffered a major injury and was ruled out indefinitely.

Defender O'Connor was the only other player to have secured at least one senior outing with the club - against Galatasaray in the Champions League in 2014. However, both Da
Graca and Pileas represented the under-23s last season but could never take the next step up.

Meanwhile, the Gunners are well on their way to promote a few youth players to the first team next season, with Arsene Wenger confirming that
Reiss Nelson and Ainsley Maitland-
Niles will be given a chance to prove their worth next season. The north London club have been noted for their policy to encourage youth, with Hector Bellerin, Francis Coquelin, Jack Wilshere among others making the grade from the youth system.

The Gunners have already completed the transfer of Sead Kolasinac from FC Schalke and are looking to add a few more players to the squad to challenge for the title next season. Also, there has been no update on the transfer situation of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, whose deals expire next year.

Category: Sport News.

Manchester United Put £65 Million Price Tag On De Gea.

Real Madrid are looking at other alternatives, after being quoted £65million for Manchester United’s David De Gea.

The La Liga champions were keen on landing the Spain goalkeeper this summer, but have been put off by his high evaluation.
Madrid are now reportedly looking at AC Milan teenager, Gianluigi Donnarumma, who is already a full Italy international at 18.

Donnarumma is being tipped to develop into the best goalkeeper in the world and is currently embroiled in a contract row with Milan. And Real feel he would cost less than half De Gea’s price.

The Italian stopper earns less than £2,700 a week and is represented by Mino Raiola, the super-agent who looks after Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Raiola has already rejected three contract offers from Milan, who will hike his pay to more than £80,000 a week, but he is holding out for more.

Category: Sport News.

What Drinking 8 Or More Beers Does To Your Brain.

Drinking just a couple beers throughout the week may be hurting your health more than you think: Even moderate drinking can damage your brain, new research from the University of Oxford in the U.K. suggests.

In the study, researchers recruited 550 people, tracked their weekly alcohol intake, and measured their performance on brain tasks over a 30-year period. Then, they performed MRIs on them to analyze their brain structure.

They discovered that people who drank moderately—14 to 21 units of alcohol per week—were three times as likely to have deterioration in the right side of their hippocampus than those who abstained from alcohol. That’s important, since that area of the brain affects your memory and spatial navigational skills. Atrophy there is also a marker of Alzheimer’s disease, the researchers say.

Here’s what that means for your pub visits: Each unit contains eight grams of alcohol, and a standard drink is roughly 14 grams of alcohol. That’s 12 ounces of regular, 5 percent alcohol beer, or 5 ounces of 12 percent alcohol wine. So that means drinking between 8 and 12 beers a week would put you in that risk category.

People who drank more—at least 17 beers a week—showed even more deterioration in that brain region. They were nearly six times as likely to show atrophy in their hippocampus than those who didn’t drink at all.

Interestingly, there was no link between light drinkers and brain deterioration, showing that there doesn’t seem to be any brain benefit to drinking just a little bit.
Plus, the more alcohol people drank, the poorer their density of white matter—a part of the brain necessary for cognitive function—and the greater their decline in specific language skills.

Alcohol and its byproducts are toxic to nerve cells in your brain, and can cause structural damage in important areas of your brain like the hippocampus that are used in daily mental functions, the researchers say.

This suggests that even drinking within the recommended alcohol guidelines—no more than two drinks a day for men—may still contribute to some brain problems.

Category: Lifestyle News.

The Surprising Thing Many Women Are Using To Improve Their Sex.

You’ve probably heard some people brag that pot makes s*x feel amazing, and you’ve probably also written them off as total stoners who have zero clue what they’re talking about. But new data suggests they’re on to something.

A new survey from HelloMD, a California-based digital healthcare platform for the cannabis industry, found that 14 percent of survey participants use pot to increase their libido or enhance their s*x life. Not only that, the survey found that women are slightly more likely to say they do this.

It’s worth pointing out that this was a survey of 1,400 people with medical marijuana cards to find out what they use weed for, and not the general population, but still…
Women’s health expert Jennifer Wider, M.D., isn’t shocked that some people are using pot as a s*x-enhancer. “Some people report that it can elevate their mood and reduce inhibitions, similar to alcohol, and can stimulate the desire for s*xual activity,” she says.

New York City s*x therapist Ian Kerner, Ph.D., says pot can help lower anxiety in many people, which can then help with arousal and climax issues. “I work with men, who have had more success with pot than Viagra for maintaining erection,” he says.
However, pot can have the opposite effect on some people. “Marijuana can have different effects on a person’s libido,” says Wider. “Some people experience a drop in libido and lack of ability to get aroused.”
Since you’re probably wondering, people also said they used pot to relax (shocker), elevate their mood, help them sleep, and as a substitute for alcohol.

Bottom line: Just like your friend who turns into a dance floor ninja only after tequila, pot can affect people in very different ways. If you’re looking for a libido-booster but have never been into the stuff, now is probably not the time to pick up a pot habit. But if you’re already a marijuana fan and find that it revs you up in the sack, well, it’s good to know you’re not the only one.

Source: Womenshealth

Categories: Lifestyle

Iconic 'Batman' TV Actor Adam West Dies After Battle With Leukemia.

Adam West, who played Batman in the original ’60s TV series, has died at age 88 after battling leukemia.

His family made the announcement in a statement on Facebook writing:

It’s with great sadness that we are sharing this news…Adam West passed away peacefully last night after a short but brave battle with leukemia, He was a beloved father, husband, grandfather and great-grandfather. There are no words to describe how much we’ll miss him. We know you’ll miss him too and we want you to know how much your love and support meant to him throughout the years. Hug your loved ones today.

The actor is survived by wife Marcelle, six children, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Photo Credit: Albert L. Ortega|Getty Images

Categories: Entertainment News.

Heynckes Says Real Madrid Star, Toni Kroos Should Consider Retirement.

Former Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes says Real Madrid midfielder
Toni Kroos should consider retirement.

Pointing to the 18 trophies he has already won, the midfielder's former coach believes the player has already left his mark on the sport.

"He has improved a lot at Real Madrid and he plays in a way that all coaches want from their players," the former coach told Sport Bild .

"Without doubt, he is one of the best midfielders in the world and, along with Casemiro and [Luka] Modric, he's part of the best midfield in the world.

"He is 27 and has won three Champions League, a treble with Bayern Munich and a World Cup.
"He should hang up his boots."

Categories: Sport News.

AFCON Qualifier: South Africa Shock Nigeria In Uyo.

South Africa have recorded their first competitive win over Nigeria after defeating the Super Eagles 2-0 in a Cameroon 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the Akwa Ibom Stadium, Uyo, on Saturday.

Second half goals from Tokelo Rantie and Percy Tau gave the South Africans the three points at the expense of their hapless hosts.
Bafana Bafana, in their first match under new coach Stuart Baxter, put an end to Nigeria coach, Gernot Rohr’s unbeaten streak since taking charge of the team in 2016. The Eagles coach has recorded three wins and two draws in his previous five games in charge of the team before Saturday.

It is the second time Baxter will defeat Nigeria with Bafana. His first win was a 2-1 victory in a friendly encounter in 2004.
South Africa are now second in the group with three points – same as Group E toppers Libya, who defeated Seychelles 5-1 on Friday. Nigeria are third with no point.

The Eagles next match in the 2019 AFCON qualifiers will come up on March 23, 2018 against Seychelles. Only the winners of each group will qualify for the 2019 AFCON.
Rohr started Daniel Akpeyi in goal with Elderson Echiejile, Shehu Abdullahi, Chidozie Awaziem and William Troost-Ekong in the defence. Wilfred Ndidi, stand-in captain Ogenyi Onazi and Oghenekaro Etebo were in the midfield while Moses Simon, Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho were in the Eagles attack.

Nigeria created the first clear chance in the 11th minute when Ndidi picked up a loose ball on the edge of the box and sent a left-footed volley off target. The Eagles further attacked and should have taken the lead in the 23rd minute with Iheanacho providing a low pass across the face of goal to find Etebo whose effort flashed wide.
South Africa settled into the match and almost broke the deadlock in the 42nd minute when Nigeria goalkeeper Akpeyi dropped Tebogo Langerman’s cross and Themba Zwane struck the loose ball against the upright.
The Eagles, cheered on by their supporters, attacked straight from the blocks in the second half but could not create any good scoring chances.

But after 54 minutes, Bafana claimed the lead through Rantie, who met Ramahlwe Mphahlele’s cross and beat Akpeyi at his near post with a downward header and with 20 minutes of regulation time remaining, Zwane once again struck an effort at the upright with only Akpeyi to beat.

In the 78th minute, Ahmed Musa, who replaced Iwobi, and Etebo threatened in the penalty area but their effort was cleared off the line by Dean Furman.

Bafana ensured they got the points in the 81st minute when Pau finished a good counter attack move by the South Africans.

Categories: Sport News.

Saturday, 10 June 2017

PHOTOS: Surgeons Just Removed This From A Man's Stomach Who Had Constipation For Years.

  Be warned. We’re going to talk about two pretty gross things – poo and innards – so if you’re eating something, maybe put it down for a bit. Ok? Cool.

  As anyone who has ever suffered from a bout of constipation will surely testify, the experience really isn’t all that pleasant.
However, no matter how badly you’ve been blocked up in the past, you can pretty much guarantee that this guy had it worse.
Surgeons in China have performed a highly uncommon procedure in order to remove 30 inches of a man’s large intestines after a rare condition caused severe constipation to keep building up over a period of several years.
And if you’re wondering what that looks like…

  The 22-year-old patient, who remains unnamed, is thought to have been born with a rare condition known as Hirschsprung’s disease. The highly unfortunate condition is caused by missing nerves, which would ordinarily help to squeeze and relax the bowel while passing… erm… turds.
As a result, all that nasty stuff can become backed up and stuck in sufferers’ guts, leading to some pretty horrific complications.

  Doctors say the patient in question, treated at the 10th People’s Hospital of Shanghai in eastern China, first developed evident symptoms at a very young age – in fact, his belly swelled up so much that he looked as though he was heavily pregnant.
For a considerable amount of time the man relied on laxatives and other constipation medicines to force his bowel movements, but now a team of experts, led by Dr Yin Lu, have operated to relieve his pain.

Dr Lu was taken aback by the size of his patient’s abdomen, adding it “looked like [it] could explode at any time.” I’ve never really thought of my abdomen as something that could explode – looks like I can add a new entry to my list of neuroses.

  The man was reportedly in so much pain due to his bizarre condition that he finally plucked up the courage to go and seek out professional medical help.
After being examined, tests quickly confirmed the young man had astonishing amounts of faeces trapped in a section of his colon (this potential explosion’s just sounding worse and worse, by the way).
He was taken into the operating theatre and underwent a three-hour procedure to have 30 inches of his intestines removed before surgeons stitched it closed at either end. You can imagine why.
Following the operation, surgeons took the opportunity to put the bloated chunk of gut onto the scales and found it to weigh a colossal two stone.

  The disease is typically diagnosed in babies and children and causes severe constipation that can lead to a dangerous bowel infection, called enterocolitis if it’s not treated early on.

  There’s a happy ending in this case, though. According to Dr Lu, the patient is stable, following surgery, and should make a full recovery.

Categories: Health News.

Stella Damascus Rejects Husband Snatcher Stigma, Fights Silly With Fans Who Called Her Out.

Nollywood actress Stella Damasus has joined the growing list of celebrities performing instant clapback at internet trolls seeking to ruin their image.

  The actress who allegedly snatched her colleague, Doris Simeon’s ex-hubby, Daniel Ademinokan several years back felt special yesterday when she shared romantic photos of herself and Daniel to show fans their love is real.
At the end of the day, Stella had to defend herself in the comment section after some fans called her a husband snatcher

See the drama that went down on her IG page yesterday:
Stella Damasus deserves to reject that stigma but she will have to work for it.

Since she fled Nigeria with Daniel Ademinokan several years back, the husband snatcher stigma has stayed permanently with her.

  Truth be told, she needs a bit of image re-branding.
If you take a closer look at her Instagram and Facebook followers stat and that of her colleagues in Nigeria, she is seriously behind.
Stella is still struggling with 215K followers when her colleagues like Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola and Ini Edo are counting fans in millions.

Categories: Entertainment News.