Poverty Trap: Rich Black Families Far More Likely To Raise “Poor” Sons Than Wealthy Whites, Study

If you think raising a happy baby boy in a well-to-do neighborhood in a wealthy house is will help alley-oop him into the life of similar success, a new study says that is untrue. According to the study by researchers at Stanford, Harvard and the Census Bureau, White boys who grow up rich are likely to remain that way. Black boys raised at the top, however, are more likely to become poor than to stay wealthy in their own adult households.

While most white boys raised in wealthy families will stay rich or upper middle class as adults, but black boys  raised in similarly rich households will not. Meanwhile, black and white girls from families with comparable earnings attain similar individual incomes as adults. But why?
So far the study says the income disparity can’t be explained on a “cognitive” level. Well, duh! These disparities are probably happening socially, and outside the control of their wealthy homes…but, we’re no scientists.
“One of the most popular liberal post-racial ideas is the idea that the fundamental problem is class and not race, and clearly this study explodes that idea,” said Ibram Kendi, a professor and director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. “But for whatever reason, we’re unwilling to stare racism in the face.”
The same study also shows that Black folks have the lowest median income at $38,600 a year. Natives Americans bring in $39,700, Latinos $46,900, $63,200 and Asians at a whopping $80,700 a year, average.
Any surprises here?

Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon to run for NY governor

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Image copyrightGETTY IMAGESCynthia Nixon is a lifelong New Yorker
Cynthia Nixon is a lifelong New Yorker

Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon has announced she is launching a bid for New York governor.

Nixon, who played Miranda Hobbs on the HBO series, plans to challenge incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo for the Democratic party nomination.

The actress announced her plans to challenge the incumbent governor on Twitter on Monday.

The 51-year-old liberal activist, who had long been tipped to run, has never held elected office.

Who is Cynthia Nixon?

Ms Nixon played a career-oriented lawyer from 1998-2004 on television show Sex and the City. She won an Emmy for her work in 2004.

It was presented to her by another television celebrity – Donald Trump, whose presidency she has recently railed against.

Ms Nixon married her wife Christine Marinoni in 2012.

Ms Marinoni, an LGBTQ advocate, worked for Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio until she resigned a month ago.

The couple both contributed financially to his mayoral race.

What’s her platform?

In Monday’s campaign launch video, the actress said: “I love New York. I’ve never wanted to live anywhere else, but something has to change.”

The actress listed several campaign priorities in the clip.

Image copyrightAFPMs Nixon married her wife Christine Marinoni in 2012
Image captionMs Nixon married her wife Christine Marinoni in 2012

“We want our government to work again, on healthcare, ending mass incarceration, fixing our broken subway,” she said.

“We are sick of politicians who care more about headlines and power than they do about us. It can’t just be business as usual anymore.”

Ms Nixon has long championed access to quality education in New York.

“I’m a proud public school graduate,” she said, “and a prouder public school parent. I was given chances I just don’t see most of New York’s kids today. Our leaders are letting us down.

“We are the most unequal state in the entire country, with both incredible wealth and extreme poverty.”

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGESActress Cynthia Nixon accepts her Emmy from Donald Trump in September 2004 in Los Angeles, California
Image captionActress Cynthia Nixon accepts her Emmy from Donald Trump in 2004

In a January op-ed for CNN, Ms Nixon wrote: “If we’ve learned anything during this first year of the Trump presidency, it’s that the cavalry isn’t coming to save us.

“We ourselves are the cavalry. In 2018, each one of us has to do whatever we can to take the government back. If we want change, we have to go out ourselves and seize it.”

Can she win?

If elected, Nixon would become the first female and first openly gay governor of New York state.

Her fledgling campaign brands her as a progressive alternative to the centrist Mr Cuomo.

The 60-year-old incumbent governor, who is chasing his third term, is often touted as a possible presidential hopeful in 2020.

He has dismissed concerns about potential challengers in the Democratic primary on 13 September.

Image copyrightREUTERSNew York Governor Andrew Cuomo in Harlem, New York City, on 15 January 2018
Image captionGovernor Cuomo has dismissed concerns about potential challengers

“I’m not nervous about whoever runs,” the governor said last week. “There’ll be people who run. That’s called elections, and that’s fine.”

But he could be vulnerable on his political left flank. The Nixon campaign team will take heart from the unexpectedly stiff challenge Mr Cuomo faced in his 2014 re-election from a little-known college lecturer who also positioned herself as a liberal Democrat.

Zephyr Teachout won roughly 34% of the vote to Mr Cuomo’s 62%.

A recent opinion poll by New York’s Siena College before Ms Nixon’s public announcement had Mr Cuomo leading Democrats by 66% to Ms Nixon’s 19%.

The same survey indicated the governor enjoyed an advantage over both Republicans who plan to challenge him, state senator John DeFrancisco and Marc Molinaro.

Allegations of corruption in the state capitol at Albany are likely to be dredged up ahead of election day in November.

Mr Cuomo’s close friend and former aide Joseph Percoco was convicted last week on corruption charges.

Though the governor was not himself accused in the case, his name repeatedly cropped up during the trial.


Boy, 9, shoots sister dead over video game remote controller

A nine-year-old boy shot dead his sister, 13, in the southern US state of Mississippi following an argument about a video game controller, local media reported Monday.

The tragedy took place Saturday when the girl refused to give up the controller, Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell said according to reports. The boy then opened fire, striking his sister in the back of the head. she was taken to a hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, in critical condition. She died Sunday.

An investigation was opened to determine how the young boy had access to a firearm and to what extent he was aware of the danger.

Such accidents are not rare in the United States, where the debate on gun control rages on.


Nigeria:Woman Gives Birth . . . To A Baby With FOUR LEGS . . . A P*NIS . . . And A V*GINA!! (Is The Child A BOY . . . A Girl . . . Or BOTH??)

: A man named Malam Hassan Ibrahim and his wife have reportedly given birth to a baby with 4 legs, 2 genitals in Nigeria.

According to the local paper Dailytrust, the 20-year-old mother delivered the baby on March 9, 2018. Hassan and his wife have been married for four years and are already blessed with a three-year-old son, Fahad.

Describing the baby, Hassan said, “The child has both sexes and four legs, the two abnormal legs and a penis are on the left side of the ribs, only one of the two additional legs is moving, the second doesn’t

I can say it’s a girl because the longer and normal legs have a female genital at their proper place.” When asked if his wife attended ante-natal clinic during pregnancy, Hassan said she did.

“For now, I’m made to understand from some health officials that she may need surgery to correct the defects and was given a referral later to the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital to meet a consultant pediatric surgeon,” he said.

Doctors’ findings and examination at the Turai Yaradu Clinic stated that “the second twin was attached to the first at the sacral region to the left, swelling at the lumbosacral region of both twins, polydactyl of the fingers. The provisional diagnosis was said to be sarcophagus conjoined twins.”

Meghan Markle Nude Pics, Sexts to Harry: Exposed by ISIS-Linked Website?!?

  • ISIS may be coming after Meghan Markle.

Thankfully, we don’t believe the former actress’ life is in any real danger.

But, if one website in particular has its way, Markle’s engagement to Prince Harry may soon be on life support.

As reported by Radar Online, there’s a website out there that alleges to have terrorist ties and which has apparently set its sights on this future member of The Royal Family.

We’re not about to reveal the website’s name or URL because we don’t want it to see any sort of traffic boost — but the online property has shared an 11-second video of Markle on vacation…

… with her bare boobs on full display.

The site has also shared a number of photos that depict Markle, topless, hanging out with friends and doing Yoga in a rented home.

In a few other snapshots, the ex-Suits star can be seen wrapped in a towel in a hotel room, drinking champagne without a shirt on while reclining on a sofa.

This isn’t the first time talk of Markle’s X-rated past has heated up the Internet.

But there’s on stark difference between these photos and past examples of Markle getting a bit down a dirty:

Harry! And Megan!

Those examples were just that: in the past.

In these new photos, Markle is wearing a blue bracelet that was reportedly gifted to her by Harry during a trip the pair took together to Africa in the summer of 2016.

This would imply that the pictures are fairly new, were taken after Markle started dating the Prince — and may have been sent to the Prince as some sort of act of seduction.

Like a “sext,” as kids these days would say.

“These photos, if real, are recent,” an insider tells Radar Online, adding:

“This is bound to cause even more embarrassment to the Queen and the monarchy as it would suggest she sent these images to Harry!”

Meghan Markle with Her Prince

Markle, of course, is an American.

She is divorced and she is of mixed heritage, with a black mother and a white father.

These facts would be irrelevant in most dating situations, but they would have spelled doom for any Royal relationship just a few years ago.

Many people have been pleasantly surprised by how The Queen and company have opened their arms to Markle, despite these so-called marks on her record.

In a separate post on the aforementioned site, meanwhile, Markle is attacked over her mixed race heritage, referred to by the author as a “savage Sub-Saharan.”

This same source says Harry is prepared to “go to [legal] war” with the website if the photos of Markle prove to be legitimate.

As we said previously, this site alleges to have links to ISIS and adds that it is releasing these scandalous images as part of its plan to force the withdrawal of UK soldiers from “Muslim holy lands,” writing as a warning:

“The pathetically impotent British imperialists would be wise to heed ISIS’ most reasonable demands before even more Meghan nudes are leaked…

“For according to gossip along the caravan lines from Raqqa to Tikrit, there are numerous Meghan pics to come in which she dildos her sin holes with some fried chicken and pigs’ feet.”

Okay, we really don’t want to get on ISIS’ bad side here, but we really doubt there are photos of Meghan Markle out there in which she sticks fried chicken in her… you-know-what.

Still, might we be in for a Royal Family vs. ISIS battle down the line?

“This site is playing with fire posting these this close to Harry and Meghan’s wedding,” concludes Radar.

The wedding is set for May 19.



Camílla Wants To Be Queen!

CAMILLA, the Duchess of Cornwall, believes she will become Queen when husband Prince Charles takes to the throne and is not threatened by the presence of popular Kate, according to sensational claims in a royal book.

Camilla, 70, reportedly bragged she would be the first “commoner Queen”, ahead of the Duchess of Cambridge, when Prince Charles is named King following the death of his mother, the Queen.

Despite Prince Charles fears his son, Prince William and Kate are taking the limelight, Camilla “doesn’t give a damn”, according to royal author Tom Bower.

In the Rebel Prince: The Power, Passion and Defiance of Prince Charles, Mr Bower wrote: “For her part, Camilla was unconcerned about Kate taking the limelight.

“She didn’t give a damn,’ noted Robert Higdon, chief executive of Charles’s charity foundation in America

“But Charles saw Kate and William as the new stars and feared he’d be in trouble.

“Camilla also dismissed the presumption that Kate would be the first commoner Queen. ‘That’ll be me,’ she’d say with a laugh.”

The explosive claims comes after it was suggested Prince Charles could step aside to let his son, Prince William take the reins.

A shock survey revealed almost half of Britons want Prince William to become the next monarch after Queen Elizabeth II rather than his 69-year-old father, Charles.

But the prince is said to be desperate to serve his country as head of state.

Prince Charles married Camilla Parker Bowles in 2005 and some believe that he intends to make her Queen Camilla one day.

A Sunday Express poll has found the majority of Britain will not accept Camilla becoming Queen.

As many as 67 per cent of those questioned opposed this move and only 19 per cent believed she is fit for the role.

Royal sources also suggest Princes William and Harry may not allow Charles to make Camilla his Queen.

Courtiers believe Charles would need the backing of his sons to make her his Queen, rather than “Princess Consort”.

Camilla reportedly ‘doesn’t give a damn’ about the presence of Kate
But it is unclear whether William or Harry would offer any such support.

However Camilla has cemented her place in the Royal Family in recent years and the Queen even elevated her to the Privy Council in June 2016.

The Queen’s promotion of Camilla was seen by many as possible signal that her son and heir intends to make her Queen Camilla.

But her title will not be officially confirmed until his accession.

At this point, Charles will also reveal if he plans to take on another name as King. George VII has been suggested by some commentators.

This would mark a reversal of a previous plan, dating back to their 2005 marriage, to style her as Princess Consort instead.

Express.co.uk contacted Clarence House, who said they are not commenting on claims made in Mr Bower’s royal book.

It comes after Mr Bower revealed Prince William was furious to discover Prince Charles was planning for royal aides to snub Kate’s mother Carole Middleton in a scheme organised over fears he would be isolated from his grandchildren.


Posted by Express

Wendy Williams ‘breaks down’ and ‘thanks fans for not replacing her’ as she battled illness — Metro

Wendy Williams has returned to TV after sick leave (Picture: REX)Wendy Willams thanked her fans for not replacing her as she returned to her daytime talk show after a 21-day hiatus. The 53-year-old returned to a standing ovation from her beloved studio audience on 19 March, after taking time off to rest after a Graves’ Disease diagnosis.…

via Wendy Williams ‘breaks down’ and ‘thanks fans for not replacing her’ as she battled illness — Metro

Girl, 12, had abortion in Britain after being forced to cross from Ireland — Metro

A 12-year-old girl traveled to Britain for an abortion after she became pregnant (Picture: PA Wire)An investigation has been launched into the pregnancy of a 12-year-old who traveled to Britain for an abortion. The Gardai and Tusla, the Irish child and family agency, launched the probe after they were alerted by the clinic because of…

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Some Republicans Alarmed as Trump Tweets Against Robert Mueller — BCNN1 WP

President Donald Trump kept up his attack on the escalating Russia investigation, insisting in a new tweet Monday that it was “a total WITCH HUNT with massive conflicts of interest!” The comment came a day after a top White House lawyer tried to calm speculation that the president was considering firing the special counsel leading […]

via Some Republicans Alarmed as Trump Tweets Against Robert Mueller — BCNN1 WP

Harry Styles: Did He Just Come Out as Bisexual?

Harry Styles’ sexuality has long been the subject of speculation. Fans have even speculated that Harry and Louis were lovers during their One Direction days.

Now, fans believe that his new song lyrics show that he’s just come out.

Is Harry Styles bisexual? Is “Medicine” a new bisexual anthem?

Harry Styles at Dunkirk Premiere
As you can see in the video below, Harry Styles has a new song, titled “Medicine.”

That song contains the lyrics: “The boys and the girls are here/ I mess around with him/ And I’m OK with it.”

While song lyrics aren’t always literal or personal, many fans immediately latched onto that line, hailing “Medicine” as a bisexual anthem and wondering if this is Harry’s way of coming out to his fans.

Though Harry has yet to release this new song, he played it for fans, where it got recorded and shared on social media.

(Which is why you can, of course, see and hear that performance below)

Twitter, which has almost since its inception been obsessed with One Direction’s various members, lost its collective mind with excitement.
“This is the new bi anthem, thank you harry styles.”

Other bisexuals were grateful for a song whose lyrics spoke to them coming from such a mainstream source.

“When you listen to Harry Styl​es new song ‘Medicine’ and your bi heart explodes a lil (a lot).” That tweet was followed by multiple heart emojis.

Other Twitter uses expressed their appreciation for the song using hyperbole.

“My kids won’t be getting cough drops or flu shots they’ll just get harry styles’ unreleased masterpiece medicine on a loop until they feel better.”

Some interpreted those lyrics as Harry himself coming out as bisexual.

“Harry Styles: I’m bi / Literally everyone: we been knew.”

And others still pointed out other parts of the song that they believe (since the lyrics have not been released) also indicate a bisexual singer.

“HE DEFINITELY SAYS ‘I’ll treat you like a gentleman’ at 0:24 YOU CAN’T CHANGE MY MIND.”

Note that “you can’t change my mind” is a reference to a meme that is currently all the rage on social media.

Harry Styles Album Cover
If this is the intended meaning of “Medicine,” it could certainly work as a bisexual anthem.

The most famous bisexual anthem right now would have to be “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers.

“Mr. Brightside” describes in its lyrics a pining, heartbroken individual who is enviously imagining a specific man and woman hook up. The lyrics do not at any point indicate which party the singer desires and which party the singer envies.

That ambiguity allows listeners to put themselves in the singer’s shoes whether they’re attracted to men, women, or both. In fact, some argue that perhaps the singer would rather join both objects of his affection.

It’s also worth noting that Katy Perry’s “I Kissed a Girl” works as a bi anthem.

Initially, of course, the song was dismissed as being less about bisexuality than it is about how women can kiss each other experimentally and be sexualized by men, often without people making assumptions about their sexuality.

But later, people realized that the line “taste of her cherry chapstick” may refer to cherry chapstick being lesbian slang for a clitoris.

If that’s the case, then that song takes a very different meaning that goes well beyond the image of two college girls making out at a party.

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This wouldn’t even be the first time that lyrics hinted at Harry Styles being bisexual.

Taylor Swift’s song from 1989, “Style,” is not subtle about which ex boyfriend it references — the name, fans say, says it all.

That song also contains the lyric: “You’ve got that James Dean daydream look in your eye.”

While, on the surface, this could be a reference to Harry’s eyes and acting talent reminding Taylor of the also famously handsome actor, James Dean.

But … James Dean is now famous for having been bisexual and for having been frustrated by his inability to come out.

Some wondered when Taylor’s album came out if she was hinting that her ex was something other than straight.

Harry Styles at the Airport
Ultimately, however, if we’re going to excoriate cowardly singers for swapping pronouns when they cover songs (to avoid sounding like they’re singing about the same gender), we as a society might need to also not make assumptions about original lyrics.

Perhaps Harry Styles intended “Medicine” to be his coming out song. If so, that’s wonderful, and good for him.

But perhaps fans should enjoy the song — which can certainly function as a bi anthem — but not take it as a personal confession.

If Harry Styles is intending to come out, let him do that in prose, not in lyrics.

And let him be the one who decides his own label. Each person is the author of their own identity

Posted by Simon Delott

Air hostess falls off plane in Uganda

An air hostess sustained serious injuries after falling from an Emirates aircraft’s emergency exit at the Entebbe International Airport in Uganda.

According to Daily Nation, a Kenyan publication, the flight, EK 730, had just dropped off some passengers at the airport and was preparing for a trip to Dubai when the incident happened.

The woman was immediately taken to the hospital. There are conflicting reports about the incident.

“She had been seen holding what looked like a glass bottle under her chin before she made the fall,” a witness was quoted to have said.

Other witnesses said they had seen her in a verbal exchange with colleagues as they boarded the plane.

“Her knees were shattered and body cut with broken glass from a bottle she jumped with,” a witness at the airport said.
The statement issued by Civil Aviation Authority

The airline confirmed the fall to Khaleej Times, a newspaper in Dubai.

“We can confirm that a member of our cabin crew, unfortunately, fell off from an open door while preparing the aircraft for boarding on flight EK729 from Entebbe on 14 March. The injured crew member was brought to the nearest hospital,” the airline said.

“We are providing all possible support and care for the affected crew, and will extend our full co-operation to the authorities in their investigation.”

Vianney Luggya, principal public affairs officer at the Civil Aviation Authority, confirmed the incident.

In a statement, civil aviation authority said the crew “opened the emergency door and unfortunately fell off…”.
*The Cable

Nigeria: Three men sentenced to death for armed robbery, rape

An Abeokuta High Court on Thursday sentenced three men to death by hanging for armed robbery, conspiracy and rape

SexZeeÑation -By ZeebAdamu-O’shaugnessy:Say Want???Study says no heterosexual man or woman is ‘100% straight’

 While researching for an entirely different subject, I stumbled on this interesting piece which I am sure will raise some eyebrows and precipitate a lively debate.Please feel free to comment.

Cornell University researchers say being completely one particular sexuality or another may not be so cut and dry.

A black couple on a date. © apops – Fotolia.com
A new study by a lead researcher at Cornell University is adding even more spice to our gendered norms, by asserting that no heterosexual person is solely turned on by the opposite sex. The study asserts that most people get aroused by both genders, says DailyMail.
Sexual preference has been a huge topic in the past few years, particularly with gay rights movements and LGBTQ awareness and rising visibility.

‘Kinda’ straight?

The question into the definitions of sexuality has been steadily rising, and this study proves that it may be moving the spectrum even more than in the past.
Particularly for heterosexual men, as author Ritch C Savin-Williams points out in the study, the concept of bisexuality is more complex.
Published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Savin-Williams equally examined both male and female-identified volunteers.
Each were shown porn involving men and involving women, and measured the dilation of their pupils, which reportedly is an indicator of sexual arousal.
In the study, women’s eyes dilated both while watching men with women and watching women with women.
Men’s eyes similarly dilated watching women masturbate, and while watching men masturbate, regardless of their sexual preference.

Answers not simple

Granted, there are questions left unanswered and seems to leave a lot to speculation. For instance, Savin-Williams told Vice“We used to think [bisexuality] was only a female phenomenon,” assuming that the arousal from men watching men directly relates to men being attracted to men. It could very easily be more complex than that. Perhaps the arousal is from their ability to visually stimulate arousal based upon the memory sensations of the act on themselves?space“> 
In a previous study, Savin-Williams reportedly found between 2 and 11 percent of adults had reported experiencing homosexual feelings. But he seems to contradict himself by stating that he believes the fluidity of arousal is commonly understated. 
We do know that sexuality is fluid, but is it fluid because arousal is fluid? Arousal is strongly associated with a physiological state, attached to the memory of a sensation. Can one be aroused by the opposite sex without wanting to engage in sex with them?
‘Men have gotten so much cultural crap put on them that even if a man does have some sexual attraction to guys, they would never say it,’ Savin-Williams told Vice 
Still, Savin-Williams has concluded that heterosexual men are better identified as “mostly straight,” so it seems that the heterosexual spectrum for men is bending, though not too far off.
Posted by  Jazzi Johnson

UN: After a history of ‘racial terrorism’ US owes black people reparations

A UN-affiliated group based out of Geneva says that after a history of slavery, the US owes reparations to African-Americans.

This recommendation was part of a study by the United Nations’ Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent. This group reports to the international organization’s High Commissioner on Human Rights. They provided their findings to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday. They found that present injustices found around the country are linked to the darkest chapters in US history

“In particular, the legacy of colonial history, enslavement, racial subordination and segregation, racial terrorism and racial inequality in the United States remains a serious challenge, as there has been no real commitment to reparations and to truth and reconciliation for people of African descent,” the report read. “Contemporary police killings and the trauma that they create are reminiscent of the past racial terror of lynching.”

When discussing the many killings of unarmed black men at the hands of police, the report warned against “impunity for state violence,” which has created what they call a “human rights crisis” that “must be addressed as a matter of urgency.”

“Despite substantial changes since the end of the enforcement of Jim Crow and the fight for civil rights, ideology ensuring the domination of one group over another, continues to negatively impact the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of African Americans today,” it said. “The dangerous ideology of white supremacy inhibits social cohesion amongst the US population.”

The report talks about the extrajudicial murders that came from an era of white supremacy:

“Lynching was a form of racial terrorism that has contributed to a legacy of racial inequality that the United States must address. Thousands of people of African descent were killed in violent public acts of racial control and domination and the perpetrators were never held accountable.”

The reparations that the report suggested could manifest in a number of different ways. They could include “a formal apology, health initiatives, educational opportunities … psychological rehabilitation, technology transfer and financial support, and debt cancellation.

Posted by The Grio

Nigeria: Abuja Pastor’s wife slumps, dies during praise session

Wife of the assistant pastor of The StandPoint Church, Abuja, Idahosa Iyawe,

Omamen, the wife of the assistant pastor of The StandPoint Church, Abuja, Idahosa Iyawe, is dead.

Mrs. Iyawe died on March 4 during the Sunday service.

According to the church, the 29-year-old mom was ”deeply and intensely lost in worship, lifted up her hands and was called to a higher place of praise and worship”.

Her brother, Ejiro Obrokpor, took to Instagram to share his grief over the untimely death of his beautiful young sister.

Below is the tribute from the church:

“The StandPoint Church together with the families of the Iyawe’s and Obaseki’s, soberly announce to the public the passing of Mrs. Omamen Iyawe, a profoundly treasured mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend.

“She was called to glory on the 4th of March 2018. It was a glorious exit. As Oma, deeply and intensely lost in worship, lifted up her hands, she was called to a higher place of praise and worship.

“Oma was a beautiful soul, an admirable shining example, and a source of inspiration to many people in and outside The StandPoint Church.

“Oma will surely and terribly be missed by many. We cry and we grieve, but we also rejoice in this glorious translation because we know that Omamen Iyawe is not in our past, but alive in our future.

“And now, dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died, so you will not grieve like people who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, we also believe that when Jesus returns, God will bring back with him the believers who have died”. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 (NLT)

“At this time, let us keep the family in our prayers. We all should be strong and strengthen each other in faith.”

A service of songs in her honour was held on Wednesday at the Daughter
of Abraham Hall, Jabi, Abuja.

She will be buried in her hometown Benin City, Edo State, on Friday.

ByJayne Augoye

Vogue shares powerful interview with Sudanese models who share their challenging experiences

Angok Mayen (YouTube)
Shanelle Nyasiase, Angok Mayen, and George Okeny are Sundanese models who have been heating up runways New York to Milan to Paris and magazines lately, and Vogue is highlighting their successes andspace“> challenges in a new mini-documentary.
In a powerful six-minute video, the group of stars are highlighted with imagery-driven visuals, speaking about their paths from Sudan to the issues they’ve faced in the fashion industry, and while traveling and living in the world abroad.

Telling their stories

Nyasiase, 21, was born in Ethiopia and grew up in the Sudan. With the most acclaim out of the pack, she’s walked in more than 40 high-fashion shows, and has been seen in ads from H&M to Alexander McQueen.
Nyasiase referred to Naomi Campbell as her influence as a child, and says she grew up in Africa with girls who wanted to be just like the superstar.
‘Imagine you are in that group and all of the sudden you jump to the people that you want to be like,’ said Nyasiase, referring to her sudden catapult from a fan to a colleague.
Currently living in Kenya, but jumping around from the world for work — primarily within the states and Europe — Nyasiase admits that she still doesn’t feel that she truly “belongs.”
The also described the work as daunting, due to the hardships she’s faced in getting visas and work permits. Speaking on the discrimination, she added that she wished most people would see it isn’t her or other people from different countries, but the government causing the turmoil.
Okeny, a male model whose also a Philipp Plein regular, was born Sudanese and lived there until he was seven. One day, his mother came back from a trip and abruptly moved his family to Egypt before they were accepted into the United States as refugees.
Okeny got his jump-start via Instagram, where he says agencies reached out to him. 

struggles in the business

But his issues with working permits are just as Nyasiase. Last January, he was scheduled to model in a Gucci campaign but his green card had expired, which made him ineligible to participate. At the time, there was also Trump’s infamous “ban on certain countries” that halted his progress.
“There’s a stigma that when they see Arabic, it’s automatically considered as terrorist. My birth certificate is in Arabic, all of my documents are in Arabic so it just kept getting denied – I actually wanted to quit modeling,” said Okeny.
Now, he’s grateful he stuck with it, despite its hardships.
“People will randomly hit me on Instagram and be like ‘Hey Georgie, you’re this kid from Sudan and I’m like you,’” he recalled. “‘I’m from Kenya, I’m from Uganda and you’re such a huge inspiration’ and I want to be that voice for those kids.”
Mayan, the third of the group, is also a mother of one and has graced the pages of Vogue while holding her newborn.
Mayan ran away from Kenya when she was 14 because her father tried to marry her off. She says that her family isn’t aware of her work, as they believe “that I have a man and I just live in a house.”
Both Mayan and Okeny were displaced refugees by the Sudan civil warns, which Mayan refers to as the cause of much of her old nightmares. 
“I was scared and I [would] just think about that and I [would] hope one day I would go to place where people don’t run away – there’s no war in America,” she said.

Tourist walks into the Red Sea and gives birth

Incredible pictures show the moment a woman gives birth to her baby underwater in the Red Sea.

The new mom, believed to be from Russia, gave birth with the help of her husband and a Russian doctor who specializes in water births.

Pictures of the doctor and the baby’s dad carrying the baby out of the waves in the resort town of Dahab, Egypt, went viral after being shared on social media.

The images, which show the baby with its umbilical cord still attached and its placenta in a plastic container, were taken by a tourist from a hotel balcony.

The baby’s mom had just given birth after going into the sea while wearing a bikini, according to eyewitnesses.

Some Facebook users praised the apparent “beauty” and “easiness” of the baby’s water birth.

Dahab, which lies 50 miles northeast of the popular resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, has become increasingly popular with moms-to-be aiming for a seawater birth, according to local media reports.

The woman, her husband and their baby have not been named, and there is no report on the baby’s gender or condition.

One social media user commented: “The sea was really red that day!”

Dahab, formerly a Bedouin fishing village, is popular with tourists and is now considered to be one of Sinai’s most treasured diving destinations.

Originally published by The Sun  

Nobel Prize-winning professor’s wife found dead at landfill

Ei-ichi Negishi, left stands with his wife, Sumire, after the unveiling of a bronze sculpture of him outside of Wetherill Laboratory of Chemistry on campus at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind.AP

ROCKFORD, Ill. — Authorities in northern Illinois are investigating the death of the wife of a Nobel Prize-winning chemistry professor whose body was found at a landfill hours after the couple were reported missing in Indiana.

The Ogle County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that deputies found 80-year-old Sumire Negishi’s body and the couple’s car Tuesday at Orchard Hills Landfill outside Rockford shortly after they found 82-year-old Ei-ichi Negishi walking nearby.

The sheriff’s department says foul play is not suspected but wouldn’t discuss autopsy results. The release says the husband is hospitalized.

The couple were reported missing Monday from their home about 200 miles away in West Lafayette, Indiana, where Ei-ichi is a Purdue University chemistry professor. The Japanese scientist won a Nobel Prize in chemistry in 2010.


Hawking’s Secret Hell: Nurse Alleged He Suffered Torture & Abuse

Stephen Hawking had a brilliant mind, but he couldn’t explain the mysterious and serious injuries he seemed to suffer on a regular basis.

The famed wheelchair-bound astrophysicist, who passed away at age 76 on Mar. 14, had been treated at a local emergency room near his estate in Cambridge, England, on several occasions, including for a cut face, torn lip, black eyes and a broken arm and wrist.

The genius scientist refused to ever comment on his odd injuries, leaving friends concerned foul play could have been involved, reported The National Examiner.

 Hawking only added to speculation when he once explained he fractured his hip after falling from his wheelchair, even though police and doctors were left baffled since the A Brief History of Time author was almost completely paralyzed from his battle against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, and other neurological issues.

However, officials were forced to abandon their investigations after conducting multiple interviews with Hawking’s circle of workers, friends and others.

“Despite a police investigation, we have found no evidence to support these allegations but should anyone have evidence which will help to corroborate them, we would ask them to come forward and we would conduct a further investigation,” officers noted in a statement in November 2000.

In 2004, the scientist’s nurses reported their concerns Hawking was suffering emotional and physical abuse at the hands of his former nurse and second wife Elaine Mason, who he married in 1995 and divorced 11 years later, in 2006.

One caregiver, who spoke with The Times on the condition she not be named, alleged in a shocking 2004 interview Mason “gets angry and has thrown him on the bed where he kicks his limbs or hurts himself. She allowed him to slip down low in the bath so the water goes in the hole in his throat.”

“She has left him in the garden without his computer mouse so he cannot talk and call for anyone,” continued the nurse. “She gives him lots of verbal abuse and calls him a cripple and an invalid, which depresses him.”

“She would withhold the bottle he used to go to the toilet so he wet himself, which he does not like because he is a very dignified person and a very private person. The verbal abuse is unbelievable. Her mouth is like a sewer. We got so used to it we forgot it was not normal behavior.”

Hawking again denied the allegations and no charges were ever filed against Mason in the matters.

However, Hawking’s son, Tim, said at the time he found the claims of abuse could have had merit.

“I believe quite strongly that it’s true, based on what I have been privy to in the past,” he said. “It makes me feel sick, as I’m sure anyone would be in my position. I feel completely helpless. He denies it every time I speak to him and I would hope he would respect me enough to tell me the truth.”

Jane, Hawkin’s ex-wife and Tim’s mom, agreed with her son, saying, “The situation is far worse than any of us imagined


‘Not Guilty!’ Florida School Shooter Appears In Court For Murder Of 17 Victims

The Florida school shooter appeared in court On Wednesday, where he is facing the death penalty for murdering 17 people in the Valentine’s Day massacre in Parkland.

Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Shererentered a “not guilty” plea for Nikolas Cruz, 19, after his defense attorney said he would “stand mute,” or not enter a plea for himself in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School attack.

wore an orange jumpsuit and was shackled during the appearance. He did not speak and kept his head down during proceedings


Broward County State Attorney Michael Satz filed a formal notice that they were seeking the death penalty against Cruz for the killings.

His attorney said that he was willing to plead guilty to the charges if the death penalty was not pursued.

Cruz’ finances were also discussed in court. He currently is being represented by a court-appointed attorney, who noted that he was entitled to half of his late mother’s $50,000 life insurance policy. He also had $12,000 in his mother’s bank account, but he did not have access to the funds, the attorney claimed.

A hearing to discuss his financial situation was scheduled for April

One of the Parkland victim’s fatherspoke out against giving Cruz the death penalty.

Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter Jamie Guttenberg died in the shooting, was angry the state decided to pursue the death penalty, noting how tortuously long capital punishment cases last.

“This guy’s is willing to plea and spend the rest of his life in the general population,” Guttenberg said. “Let him do that and let them do what they want with him. Why not take the plea and let the guy rot in hell?

Cruz’ attorney said his client was “immediately ready” to plead guilty and receive the 34 consecutive life sentences.

“We are not saying he is not guilty, but we can’t plead guilty while death is still on the table,” Broward County Public Defender Howard Finkelstein said in an email to CBS News.


Chief Justice sacked for faking his date of birth

Nepal’s divisive Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli was sacked Wednesday for faking his date of birth in order to remain longer in office.

The controversy over Parajuli’s date of birth has been brewing for months after he charged a prominent activist and Nepal’s largest newspaper with contempt of court for raising concerns about his multiple birthdays.

A judicial council concluded that Parajuli should have retired seven months ago when he turned 65, the age of retirement for official positions in Nepal.

“He has been removed from the post after the age of retirement was found to have been crossed last August in our investigation,” the council’s secretary Nripdhoj Niraula told AFP.

The decision came just moments before Parajuli administered the oath of office to Nepal’s President Bidya Bhandari, who was re-elected for a second term on Tuesday.

He administered the oath nonetheless. It is not clear if Bhandari will have to be sworn in again.

In late February Parajuli subpoenaed the Kantipur Daily — Nepal’s largest newspaper by circulation — on contempt of court charges for a series of articles that said he had given up to five different dates of birth on various official documents.

The charges were widely condemned as an attack on press freedom, and Parajuli attracted further outrage when he said he would preside over the case himself.

In January, Parajuli also ordered the arrest of anti-corruption activist Dr Govinda KC, an orthopedic surgeon well-loved in Nepal for his philanthropic work, for raising questions about his date of birth.

Parajuli became chief justice last June after his predecessor Sushila Karki — the first woman to hold the position — turned 65.


Nigeria: Dapchi schoolgirls: I responded better than Jonathan – Buhari

He said while the Federal Government under his watch swung into action immediately after the abduction, the last administration looked the other way when the Chibok girls were abducted in 2014.

Buhari said these at a town hall meeting with traditional/community leaders and other stakeholders in Damaturu, Yobe State as part of activities lined up for his official visit to the state.

He said the commitment displayed by his administration had led to the rescue of more than 100 Chibok girls taken into captivity before he assumed office.

Former President Goodluck Jonathan was in the saddle when the Chibok girls were abducted by the Boko Haram sect in 2014.

Buhari  said, “The Federal Government’s response to the unfortunate abduction of the school girls is a clear departure from the insensitivity of the past administration which looked the other way while the Chibok girls were taken away in 2014 and held in captivity for over three years.

“Due to our commitment, over 100 Chibok girls have been rescued and reunited with their families, sent back to school and empowered with requisite skills.

“You may recall that recently, our negotiation efforts led to the release of abducted University of Maiduguri lecturers, some women police personnel, students and even an NYSC member.

“We, therefore, have no doubt that the Dapchi girls will be rescued or released. I can reassure parents, Nigerians and the International Community that we will do all that is within our power to make sure that the girls are brought back safely to their families.

The Punch

BBNaija 2018: Drama as Big Brother airing shuts down

 Brother Naija reality show on Wednesday shut down.

The reality show stopped airing around 3pm with an apology message for a break in transmission.

This is the first time since the beginning of the reality show that viewers will experience such blank screen.

The message on the designated channel 198 on DSTV for BBNaija says, “Apologies for the break in Transmission. We will be back soon.”

The live transmission, however, returned after much wait by viewers all around Africa.

Posted by  Fikayo Olowolagba


U.K. prime minister Theresa May just laid down the gauntlet to Russia — saying NO members of the British government OR the royal family will attend the World Cup over a chemical attack on a double agent living in England.
May is FURIOUS over the attack on Sergei Skripal — a former Russian spy who was jailed in Russia in 2006 for selling state secrets to British intelligence officers.

He was released in 2010 as part of a spy swap — and was living in England. He was being visited by his 33-year-old daughter, Yulia, when they were both poisoned in an attack British officials are blaming on Russia.

May has already expelled 23 Russian diplomats from the country — and has blocked Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov from his upcoming planned visit to Britain.

But, May REALLY let the Russians know she’s pissed when she called off plans for high-ranking British officials and Royals to attend the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

“There will be no attendance by ministers or indeed members of the royal family at this summer’s World Cup in Russia,” May proclaimed in a speech to Parliament.

It seems the England team will compete as scheduled — but those plans could change, too … and that would be a HUGE deal in the U.K. where soccer is life.

EasyEmail is autocomplete for Gmail

Despite wave after wave of startups vowing to kill email, electronic mail has never been stronger. It seems the best way to live with emails is to let AI steal the job of writing them.

EasyEmail, emerging from Y Combinator’s latest batch, is aiming to get inside your inbox and help you navigate future messages using the past as a guide with an autocomplete-like feature.

After downloading the Chrome plugin, the service spends 10-20 minutes pouring through your sent messages and building up a good idea of how you write emails. From there, the service lounges in your “compose message” window bringing the insights of autocomplete to the body of your message. The interface can get a little crowded and the utility takes some effort curating responses early on which you can actively delete from future suggestions.

Compared to the predictive text features on your phone which may complete a word or two, EasyEmail is ambitiously trying to complete your sentences based on how you usually complete your sentences in emails.

Your mileage with the plugin will depend strongly on what you use it for. In its earliest iteration the app seems most useful to those trapped in sending a lot of monotonous messages. If you’re working in something like sales or PR where you’re making the same pitch over and over again and dealing with a lot of the same questions, I can imagine the time saved is a lot more palpable. For me, the plugin was surfacing a lot of nonsense for the sake of quantity over quality, clearly communicating that there’s still a long way to go in improving the plugin’s smarts.

What may be more useful to a broader base of users is how the plugin lets users define hotkeys and bring up oft copy-pasted bio info or links into the body of their emails without the pain of searching for the info over and over again.

Co-founder Filip Twarowski tells TechCrunch that the next step here is finding how you respond to certain people and catering responses so that suggestions are more casual with acquaintances and more formal with people that might be managers or work associates.

EasyEmail has a great deal of promise as a tool and is clearly tackling some big challenges. Depending on how you use it, the plugin is a lightweight add-on that could save you a load of time navigating the minutiae of sending tons of emails

The Punch.

America doesn’t deserve a president like Trump —Hillary

America’s ex-Secretary of State and ex-Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, has said her country does not deserve a President like Donald Trump, describing the situation as “perilous times.”

Hillary made the statement at the weekend at a conference in Mumbai, India.

She said Trump had “quite an affinity for dictators” and that the American president “really likes their authoritarian posturing and behaviour.”

Appearing to still be smarting from her defeat by Trump in the 2016 election, Hillary decried what was reported as Trump’s “reality campaign tactics,” saying perhaps she would have won more votes if she had also “provided more entertainment to voters who responded to Trump’s brash style.”

“She also believes former FBI director James Comey’s October 28, 2016 letter to Congress about her private email server cost her support from white women voters,” Washington Post reported.

National Geographic says coverage was racist for DECADES with people of color t-

National Geographic acknowledged on Monday that it covered the world through a racist lens for generations, with its magazine portrayals of bare-breasted women and naive brown-skinned tribesmen as savage, unsophisticated and unintelligent.

‘We had to own our story to move beyond it,’ editor-in-chief Susan Goldberg told The Associated Press in an interview about the yellow-bordered magazine’s April issue, which is devoted to race.

National Geographic first published its magazine in 1888. An investigation conducted last fall by University of Virginia photography historian John Edwin Mason showed that until the 1970s, it virtually ignored people of color in the United States who were not domestics or laborers.

National Geographic editor-in-chief Susan Goldberg said it was necessary for the magazine to acknowledge its 'racist' past in order to discuss the topic in its April issue

National Geographic editor-in-chief Susan Goldberg said it was necessary for the magazine to acknowledge its ‘racist’ past in order to discuss the topic in its April issue

Goldberg's comments came after a review of images printed in the magazine found that foreign people of colour were often portrayed as partially-nude exotics or savages

Goldberg’s comments came after a review of images printed in the magazine found that foreign people of colour were often portrayed as partially-nude exotics or savages

He also found it reinforced repeatedly the idea that people of color from foreign lands were ‘exotics, famously and frequently unclothed, happy hunters, noble savages – every type of cliché.’

For example, in a 1916 article about Australia, the caption on a photo of two Aboriginal people read: ‘South Australian Blackfellows: These savages rank lowest in intelligence of all human beings.’

In addition, National Geographic perpetuated the cliche of native people fascinated by technology and overloaded the magazine with pictures of beautiful Pacific island women.

This examination comes as other media organizations are also casting a critical eye on their past.

The New York Times admitted that most of its obituaries chronicled the lives of white men, and began publishing obituaries of famous women in its ‘Overlooked’ section.

In National Geographic’s April issue, Goldberg, who identified herself as National Geographic’s first woman and first Jewish editor, wrote a letter titled ‘For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist. To Rise Above Our Past, We Must Acknowledge It.’

‘I knew when we looked back there would be some storytelling that we obviously would never do today, that we don’t do and we’re not proud of,’ she said.

The review also found that people of color were 'often pictured living how their ancestors might have lived several hundred years ago'

The review also found that people of color were ‘often pictured living how their ancestors might have lived several hundred years ago’

People of color were rarely seen in cities and often not surrounded by technology, reviewers found. The magazine also ignored western people of color who were not working class

People of color were rarely seen in cities and often not surrounded by technology, reviewers found. The magazine also ignored western people of color who were not working class

‘But it seemed to me if we want to credibly talk about race, we better look and see how we talked about race.’

Mason said he found an intentional pattern in his review.

‘People of color were often scantily clothed, people of color were usually not seen in cities, people of color were not often surrounded by technologies of automobiles, airplanes or trains or factories,’ he said.

‘People of color were often pictured as living as if their ancestors might have lived several hundreds of years ago and that’s in contrast to westerners who are always fully clothed and often carrying technology.’

White teenage boys ‘could count on every issue or two of National Geographic having some brown skin bare breasts for them to look at, and I think editors at National Geographic knew that was one of the appeals of their magazine, because women, especially Asian women from the pacific islands, were photographed in ways that were almost glamour shots.’

Goldberg said the magazine is making an effort to hire more African-American and Native American photographers 'because they are going to capture a different truth'

Goldberg said the magazine is making an effort to hire more African-American and Native American photographers ‘because they are going to capture a different truth’

National Geographic, which now reaches 30 million people around the world, was the way that many Americans first learned about the rest of the world, said professor Samir Husni, who heads the Magazine Innovation Center at the University of Mississippi’s journalism school.

Making sure that kind of coverage never happens again should be paramount, Husni said. ‘Trying to integrate the magazine media with more hiring of diverse writers and minorities in the magazine field is how we apologize for the past,’ Husni said.

Goldberg said she is doing just that, adding that in the past, the magazine has done a better job at gender diversity than racial and ethnic diversity.

‘The coverage wasn’t right before because it was told from an elite, white American point of view, and I think it speaks to exactly why we needed a diversity of storytellers,’ Goldberg said.

‘So we need photographers who are African-American and Native American because they are going to capture a different truth and maybe a more accurate story.’

National Geographic was one of the first advocates of using color photography in its pages, and is well known for its coverage of history, science, environmentalism and the far corners of the world.

It currently can be found in 172 countries and in 43 languages every month.


Kissing babies on the lips could cause them dental problems: Scientists warn pecks and smooches can lead to cavities

It has long been regarded a sign of affection and a form of bonding.

But research suggests kissing your baby on the lips can actually give them cavities.

Finnish scientists warned just a peck, or a smooch, can spread harmful bacteria from parent to baby.

Even sharing spoons can raise the risk of dental problems, as bacteria that causes cavities can be passed on in saliva.

The latest study confirms mounting evidence that stretches back decades to show that kissing babies can damage their teeth.

Finnish scientists warned just a peck, or even sharing a spoon, can spread harmful bacteria from parent to baby

Researchers at the University of Oulo, led by Jorma Virtanen, published their findings in the journal BioMed Central Oral Health.

They quizzed 313 mothers about their thoughts on their health knowledge and their behaviours, such as sharing a spoon with their child.

They were also asked about how often they brush their teeth, smoking habits, age and level of education. These can alter someone’s risk of cavities.

The scientists were concerned as the results showed 38 per cent of mothers kissed their child on the lips and 14 per cent shared a spoon with their child.

However, 11 per cent were under the belief that oral bacteria cannot be transmitted from mother to child.

They called for further awareness to be given to new parents to advise them on how to avoid sharing bad bacteria with their children.


Parents often kiss their children to show signs of affection but one dentist claimed in February that doing so runs a major health risk.

Dr Michael Chong, a pediatric dental specialist from the Gold Coast, said mothers and fathers with active dental decay could risk passing on their bacteria to their children.

‘The damaging and non-damaging bacteria is spread through the transfer of saliva, and is most likely to pass to infants around or even before the time of baby teeth erupting,’ he told The Sunday Mail.

It comes after an Australian dentist last month re-iterated the widespread warnings over the dangers of giving youngsters a peck.

Dr Michael Chong, who practices on the Gold Coast, stressed parents should get a check-up for any cavities before they do so.

He said that if parents unknowingly have cavities themselves, they risk passing on their damaging oral bacteria to their children.

Dr Chong also suggested parents avoid blowing on their child’s food to cool it down. And he said tasting a meal to check the temperature should be avoided.

Other common mummy-hacks to steer clear of include pre-chewing baby’s food, and cleaning dummies by sucking on them before handing them to bub, he said.

Kissing a baby on the lips doesn’t just raise the risk of oral cavities, however.

A heartbroken couple revealed last summer that their 18-day-old baby daughter died after she contracted herpes through a kiss.

Shane and Nicole Sifrit, from Iowa, said their daughter was infected with meningitis HSV-1, which is caused by the herpes virus, also responsible for cold sores.

Culled from Mailonline

‘Cruel’ father ‘punished his ten-year-old daughter by recruiting someone to perform female genital mutilation on her with a razor blade TWICE at their south London home’

A father punished his ten-year-old daughter by recruiting someone to perform female genital mutilation on her with a razor blade, the Old Bailey heard today.

The 50-year-old father of four, who cannot be named, invited someone to their south London home to cut the girl on two separate occasions.

It is alleged that the ordeal went on for ten minutes and the girl would cry out in pain, but her father only ‘egged on’ the cutter.

Prosecutor Mark Heywood told the court: ‘This was not apparently done out of any cultural or family reason but more in the way of punishment.

A father punished his ten-year-old daughter by recruiting someone to perform female genital mutilation on her with a razor blade, the Old Bailey heard today

‘On two occasions he had someone come to the house and, using a sharp implement – she thought a razor blade – had her cut repeatedly in a series of deliberate actions causing serious injury to her small body.’

‘The type of thing that went well beyond the bounds of the corrective or the disciplinary actions of a kind that might be used by a normal, loving father.’

Another daughter had been subjected to name-calling by her father, including ‘bastard’ and ‘slut’, while a son had been hit with a stick, the jury was told.

Mr Heywood added: ‘At times his dealings were harsh and cruel.

‘His style of control led him to resort to shouting, belittling, name-calling and violent chastisement, well beyond the bounds of the corrective or disciplinary actions of a kind that might be used by a normal and loving father.’

The father ‘singled out’ the oldest daughter but also punished a younger boy and girl, it is claimed.

The 50-year-old father of four, who cannot be named, invited someone to their south London home to cut the girl on two separate occasions

‘This was no light tap or gentle reminder to step back into line.

‘He shouted his message at them and reinforced it by beating them, at times forcefully using a stick or slipper to inflict pain.’

The father suggests that his children are making up the allegations to ‘get at him’ and denies he is responsible for cutting them.

Mr Heywood, said: ‘The events with which you are concerned happened over a period of seven or so years from about 2009 up to 2016, and before that marriage finally broke down.

‘During those years there were many occasions on which the defendant was in sole charge of the children, or one or more of the children.

The suspect, from south London, denies two counts of female genital mutilation, two alternative counts of wounding with intent and three counts of cruelty to a child.

The trial continues.

Posted by Mailonline



3DiscussANT: ImportANT bANTer


ABe: Important Ants, have you heard the latest news from the stable of our presidency:

Tambe😦 Yawning) About the objective  of this lackadaisical and lackluster government that came on board riding on the wings of change mantra and yet performing more abysmally that its predecessor? Its intention being to increase the Customs and Excise duty  on cigarette and alcohol? Yes, we sure have heard.

Wisdom: (Nodding)This government is playing with fire.

Abe: (Chewing bitter kola)How so? I thought the predominant religions are Christianity and Islam and both religion abhor cigarette smoking and alcohol intake?

Tambe: The federal  government should read the writing on the world.

Abe: What writing on the wall?

Tambe: (staccato Voice rising) For starters, Nigerians ants are noisemakers.  We bawl, howl and wail beating our chests vituperating and hyperventilating about Senators’ allowance and the abduction of Chibok and Dapchi girls but we lack the will to bring this government on its knees by engaging in mass action as portends in other climes.

Wisdom: We have the BringBackOurGirls group, na. Besides, didnt the president kow-tow to our voices and visited Benue, Yobe and Taraba when he aatttended a wedding amidst national crises.

Tambe:That BBOG group is a toothless bulldog?The only thing the group does is to make noise.No impact at all!As for our president kowtowing, hat was medicine after death. He didn’t have to wait until we demanded for him to fulfill his duty as a Father of the nation who once claimed “I belong to nobody,I belong to everybody!”

Abe: I think I am getting track of your trail of thoughts. When people talk, they drink alcohol and get drunk thereby losing the will to fight further.

Tambe: Yes, and to increase the tariff on alcohol, makes people not to drink and will get even more agitated with frustration and likely to vent their anger on the federal government. That was why over the years the previous governments skirted over this issue and left well enough.

Wisdom: (Sighing)The beauty of this silver lining is that there will be less cases off lung cancer and liver cirrhosis once the prices of cigarettes and beer skyrocket. Then we will all resort to drinking palm wine the natural drink.

Abe: (Hisses)If every beer drinker resorts to drink palm wine, the demand will be more and so will be the supply and the price.

Wisdom:It is indeed a no-win situation

Tambe: So, on that note important Ants, lets go to Le-Ant Bar to drink to our fill till the day the new tariff regime is implemented.

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In the end, no one was more surprised that Tillerson was fired than Tillerson

Rex Tillerson spent a tumultuous year at the helm of the State Department, frequently undercut by the president he disagreed with on key foreign policy issues and derided by many of his employees who blamed him for marginalizing their role and diplomacy itself.

But after months of denying he intended to resign, Tillerson was ousted Tuesday just as he seemed to be hitting his diplomatic stride. In recent weeks, he grew even more outspoken in criticizing Russia, more confident that his patient pressure on North Korea was bearing fruit and more comfortable that he would outlast his many critics in the West Wing.

In the end, no one was more surprised that Tillerson was fired than Tillerson himself. As recently as Monday night, while he was flying back from a week-long trip to Africa, an aide said Tillerson was staying put.

In a statement from a top aide about five hours after his plane landed at Joint Base Andrews around 4 a.m., Tillerson made clear that the gulf between the methodical former corporate executive and the mercurial president was as wide as ever.

“The secretary did not speak to the president, and is unaware of the reason,” said Steve Goldstein, the undersecretary of public diplomacy who was himself quickly fired for contradicting the White House.

Clearly shaken, his voice thin, Tillerson appeared at a State Department podium shortly after 2 p.m. to read a statement thanking colleagues and tying up some administrative details.

He thanked the American people “for your devotion to a free and open society; to acts of kindness toward one another; to honesty and the quiet hard work that you do every day.”

He did not thank Trump individually, or even mention him beyond saying that Trump had called him two hours before.

Tillerson’s firing caps a rough couple of weeks. His father died on Feb. 25. Two days after returning to Washington from the funeral, he departed on his trip to Africa, where he was sidelined for a day by illness.

His departure followed months of disagreements with the White House over staffing and administrative matters at the State Department. But what may have done him in was a fatal disconnect over what Trump saw as Tillerson’s conventional approach to policy matters

In picking Rex Wayne Tillerson to head the State Department, Trump told associates he wanted a secretary of state who looked the part. He liked Tillerson’s camera-ready image and acerbic Texas drawl, real as barbed wire from a man who was named after two 1950s Western movie stars, Rex Allen and John Wayne. He also liked Tillerson’s résumé as chairman and chief executive of ExxonMobil.

Rex Tillerson participates in the first meeting of the U.S. National Space Council in Chantilly, Va., on Oct. 5, 2017. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

But the two men, who did not know each other before Trump’s election, never clicked. For Tillerson, despite weekly lunches and frequent phone calls, Trump remained unpredictable and sometimes inscrutable. For Trump, Tillerson embodied “establishment” naysayers.

Reads more in Washington Post.


Nigeria: Consumers to pay more for cigarettes, alcohol …as FG raises excise duties

The Federal Government has approved an amendment to the excise duty rates for alcoholic beverages and tobacco products.

The approval, according to the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, was given by President Muhammadu Buhari, and would take effect from Monday, June 4, 2018.

Adeosun, in a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja, said the President had also granted a grace period of 90 days (three months) to all local manufacturers before the commencement of the new excise duty regime.

However, she stated that there would be no increase in excise duty of other locally produced goods.

Adeosun stated that the new excise duty rates were spread over a three-year period from 2018 to 2020 in order to moderate the impact on prices of the products.

Under the newly approved excise duty rates for tobacco in addition to the 20 per cent ad-valorem rate, each stick of cigarette will attract N1 specific rate (N20 per pack of 20 sticks) in 2018, N2 specific rate per stick (N40 per pack of 20 sticks) in 2019 and N2.90k specific rate per stick (N58 per pack of 20 sticks) in 2020.

The minister explained that Nigeria’s cumulative specific excise duty rate for tobacco was 23.2 per cent of the price of the most sold brand, as against 38.14 per cent in Algeria, 36.52 per cent in South Africa and 30 per cent in The Gambia.

The new specific excise duty rate for alcoholic beverages cuts across beer and stout, wines and spirits for the three years covering 2018 to 2020.

Under the new regime, beer and stout will attract N0.30k per centilitre in 2018 and N0.35k per centilitre in 2019 and 2020.

Wines will attract N1.25k per centilitre in 2018 and N1.50k per centilitre in 2019 and 2020, while N1.50k per centilitre has been approved for spirits in 2018, N1.75k per centilitre in 2019 and N2.00k per centilitre in 2020.

The finance minister disclosed that the new excise duty regime followed all-inclusive stakeholder engagements by the Tariff Technical Committee of the Federal Ministry of Finance with key industry stakeholders.

According to her, the upward review of the excise duty rates for alcoholic beverages and tobacco is to achieve a dual benefit of raising the government’s fiscal revenues and reducing the health hazards associated with tobacco-related diseases and alcohol abuse.

She said, “The Tariff Technical Committee recommended the slight adjustment in the excise duty charges after cautious considerations of the government’s fiscal policy measures for 2018 and the reports of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund’s Technical Assistance Mission on Nigeria’s Fiscal Policy.

“The effect of the excise duty rates adjustment on trade and investment was also assessed by the Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment and it adopted the recommendations of the TTC.

“Furthermore, peer country comparisons were also carried out showing Nigeria as being behind the curve in the review of excise duty rates on alcoholic beverages and tobacco.”

Following the President’s approval, Adeosun stated that the new excise duty rate on tobacco was now a combination of the existing ad-valorem base rate and specific rate, while the ad-valorem rate was replaced with a specific rate for alcoholic beverages.

*The Punch

POETIC JUSTICE 75- By Mshinaram Warigon Ahrey




She was deep in thoughts

Wielding weapons of her chores

When her world came crashing down

Men, armed to their teeth

Descending from hell’s hills

Abducted her

Denigrated her

Disrespected her

Disfigured her

Ravaged her body and soul

And left her in the throes of pain

Clutched by the claws death

Shadowed by hopelessness

Her shallow breath barely enough

To take her to the brink of daybreak

She soldiered through the dark night of terror

Holding on to the fringes of her faith

She crawled through the corridors of pain

Picked up the pieces

And inhaled her power

She survived the gruesome brutality

That would have had her knocking

On heaven’s door

Today she is a voice of reckoning

A voice of faith and optimism

A cradle of perseverance

An epitome of strength and resilience

A powerful warrior winning battles

Of wits and whims

A bright beacon of hope

In her wings many found solace

And strength to power through

Every visage of vileness and vice

A mother to humanity

The livewire of posterity

©Warigon2018 . All rights reserved.


Cleric conducts month-long ‘sex deliverance’ on lady, defrauds her of N500,000

A 26-year old Lagos cleric, identified as Babatunde Samuel, has been arrested for defrauding a woman to the tune N500,000 and engaging her in “sex deliverance.”

Pastor praying for church faithful
It was learned that the suspect took the victim for the sex deliverance at Jofolo Street in Iyana Ipaja area of Abule-Oke, where Police officers from Area ‘M’ Command, Idimu, busted the plan and arrested Samuel.

Samuel, who was into selling films’ CDs before he became an Alfa, informed the Police that he gave the victim a fake prophecy that put fear into her.

According to the victim, Samuel met her and informed her that she will soon die and needed deliverance to cast out the spirit of death from her life.

It was gathered that Samuel told the victim things related to her and her family and she asked for the solution to avert the looming calamities.

Healing ways

After successfully convincing her, Samuel took her to the place where he gave her the conditions, which involved paying the said amount of money, buying a goat and sexual intercourse with him, which will continue for one month before she will be totally delivered.

Vanguard gathered that the victim collected money from her sister to buy the necessary items and fulfil other requests, including engaging in the “sexual deliverance.”

Trouble started after Samuel continued to make more of monetary and sexual demands from her, making the victim confide in her sister about her travails in the hands of Samuel.

The matter was reported to the Police; Samuel was trailed, arrested and taken to the Area M Command, Idimu.

Police sources said during interrogation, Samuel admitted that he gave the victim a false prophecy to obtain money from her and slept with her.

He was charged before Ejigbo Magistrate’s Court for the alleged offences, but pleaded not guilty.

The presiding magistrate, Mrs J. O. E. Adeyemi Ajayi, granted Samuel N100,000 bail with two sureties in like sum. The court also ordered that the sureties must deposit another N100,000 into Court Registrar’s account.

The prosecutor, Superintendent Kenneth Asibor, did not object to his bail condition.

Samuel was remanded in prison custody, pending when he will perfect his bail condition, and the matter was adjourned till March 26.

By Esther Onyegbula/Vanguard

POETIC JUSTICE 74 -By Mshinaram Warigon Ahrey


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A woman’s right

Is her human right

She is a dogged fighter

An all encompassing luminous light

Pervading the width and breadth of the universe

Such a branded, brilliant mistress of the universe

Carrying chest-full of milk of kindness

An epitome of jar of joy and happiness

Veritable vessel of pure prudence

Walking in storms in confidence

She is the prairie, the meadow

Strong, resolute even as a widow

She spins some songs

Conceived as wrongs

Inexorably, her breasts feed mankind

The sort that may deal with her unkind

A beauty soul that charms a kingdom

Behind her kohl lined eyes lurks wisdom

That produce Queen, Prime Minister and Mother

Exuding such sweetness personified of a lover

In times of war, her shoulder bears the burden

Of the folly of men who’re staunchly beholden

To the chaos and inhumanity to humanity

She scents the world’s odoriferous depravity

A quantum of solace to counter ego’s proclivity

She’s the perfect picture on the wall

Whose crowned  dignity stands tall

Woman, God made you a woman

To woo a man, making him a man

Your heart of smelted gold

Is a gift to souls new and old

Making the wan world a warm home

You have traipsed life’s thorny way

With gnarled knees from how you pray

Woman, well done!Welcome!

I am so glad you are my mom!


©Warigon2018 . All rights reserved.




Nigerian man elected as first black senator in Italy

An Italian man of Nigerian origin, who is the chief immigration spokesman for the far-right League party, has been elected as the country’s first black senator, Tony Iwobi

Tony Iwobi, whose party has been accused of stirring up xenophobia in Italy, was elected in the industrial city of Brescia in northern Italy — a major immigration hub.

“It is with great excitement that I can tell you I have been elected senator… A new adventure is about to begin,” Iwobi said on Facebook on Tuesday following Sunday’s elections.

Born in Gusau in northern Nigeria but living in Italy since the 1970s, Iwobi has been a supporter of the League for more than two decades and used the campaign slogan #StopInvasion — a reference to the more than 690,000 migrants who have landed on Italian shores from North Africa since 2013.

Along with party leader Matteo Salvini, Iwobi has argued that illegal immigration into Italy has led to an increase in racism.

“Discrimination begins when there are no rules and the state… lets anyone in. Illegality leads directly to violence and a racist response,” he said in January.

“The League supports healthy and controlled immigration which can act as a bulwark against racism,” he said.

Italy’s general election left the country with a hung parliament in which no single party or coalition commands an overall majority. Political horse-trading is underway as parties bid to form a working coalition government.

The League, led by Matteo Salvini, was the winning party in the right-wing alliance that took the most votes on Sunday but fell short of an overall majority.

*Culled from Vanguard

POETIC JUSTICE 73 -By Mshinaram Warigon Ahrey


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The tot, her toothless laughter

Babbling without end

Chortling at my sight

Constricts my heart with love

Her oily language

Filled with many mysteries

Discernible only to her.

She does not worry

She is not in a hurry

To grow in this world

Filled with conflicted emotions

That give birth to vices strange to her

She sleeps and wakes

In perfect harmony

With her innocence

Her imitation of every motion

Lands her into gales of laughter, and pools of tears.

Every move is a song of joke

Her cries agonize me so

For her unmentioned complaints and pains

Rend my heart into shreds

She is mine

And she is fine!

(c)Warigon2018.All Rights Reserved

Bleak Women’s Day in South Sudan, where #MeToo has no impact — National Post

JUBA, South Sudan — Wiping tears from her cheeks, the young woman describes how she has resorted to prostitution to feed her children. When South Sudan’s civil war broke out in 2013, her family fled their home to avoid violence. Her husband took her and their two children to a U.N. camp for safety. He…

via Bleak Women’s Day in South Sudan, where #MeToo has no impact — National Post

Nigeria: Maryam Sanda, who allegedly killed husband, granted bail

An FCT High Court has granted bail to Maryam Sanda, who allegedly killed her husband, Bilyamin Bello.

Mr. Bello was a son to former chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, Haliru Bello.

Ms. Sanda was granted bail by the judge, Yusuf Halilu, based on medical reports which indicate she is pregnant and ill.

She has been facing trial on allegations of homicide for the alleged killing of her husband and had been denied bail on at least two occasions.

This trial has generated so much public interest and granting bail in a capital offence is rare in Nigeria. This development is likely to cause furore within the public domain considering the controversy surrounding the trial.

As the story develops, it would be interesting to see how this matter plays out.

(With additional reports from Premium Times)


Meghan and Harry reportedly DOUBLE their wedding budget

 She raised eyebrows with the £56,000 Ralph and Russo couture gown worn on her engagement shoot but compared to Meghan Markle‘s wedding dress it was a snip.

The dress that she will marry Prince Harry in is said to have cost an eye-watering £400,000 with the couple’s wedding budget reported to have doubled.

A source close to Meghan told Look magazine that a total of £400k has been spent on beauty and fashion for her big day with the bulk of it spent on the dress.

Speaking to the magazine the insider said: ‘Meghan is like any other bride preparing for her dream day.

‘The wedding dress has been the biggest expense, and the budget has now doubled from what it originally was.’

As well as the reportedly sky high wedding cost, Meghan is reported to have spent over £100,000 on post-wedding celebrations.

The source added: ‘Then there’s the honeymoon, which is £120,000 – but that is her gift to Harry.Speculation has been growing as to which designer Meghan will choose when it comes to her wedding dress.

Last month bookies suspended bets that Harry’s fiance will follow in the Duchess of Cambridge’s footsteps and opt for an Alexander McQueen gown.

Meghan raised eyebrows when she wore a £56,000 dress by Ralph and Russo gown (pictured) for her engagement shoot with Prince Harry 
Meghan raised eyebrows when she wore a £56,000 dress by Ralph and Russo gown (pictured) for her engagement shoot with Prince Harry

The royal engagement photographs released late in 2017 caused quite the stir with Meghan Markle in a show-stopping dress by Ralph & Russo.

Kate turned to Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen to design her intricate lace wedding gown in 2011.

The intricate lace and silk tulle gown is thought to have cost £250,000, almost half the rumoured cost of Meghan’s.

The identity of Kate’s dress designer was revealed by eagle-eyed fashion fans a day before the big day, after recognising Burton as she arrived at the Duchess of Cambridge’s hotel.

Previous favourites had included Ralph and Russo, Erdem, Roland Mouret and the Queen’s dressmaker Stewart Parvin.

When asked by WWD if he would be designing his friend’s dress Roland Mouret remained tight lipped.

The Duchess of Cambridge's Alexander McQueen gown cost almost half of the rumoured prince of Meghan's at £250,000

The Duchess of Cambridge’s Alexander McQueen gown cost almost half of the rumoured prince of Meghan’s at £250,000

The designer said: ‘Mmmmm, I don’t want to say. No comment. It’s…there is no comment on that. She’s a friend. And that’s…I can’t say.’

Meghan’s stylist and close friend Jessica Mulroney runs a bridal store in Toronto and is said to have been helping the bride choose her gown.

The former actress has previously hinted that her ideal wedding dress would be ‘classic and simple’, which would make the royal couturier the perfect choice.

Speaking in an interview with Glamour in March 2016, before her romance with Harry emerged, Meghan said: ‘Classic and simple is the name of the game, perhaps with a modern twist.

‘I personally prefer wedding dresses that are whimsical or subtly romantic.’

Meghan also explained that she would not choose a gown like the Anne Barge wedding dress by her Suits character Rachel Zane in season 5.

‘It’s not my personal style, because I’m a lot more relaxed than Rachel but I love that I got to play dress up in this gown,’ she said.

Meghan and Harry will on May 19 at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.

 By Martha Cliff

Footy player, 28, who became a paraplegic after swallowing a SLUG as a dare loses disability funding

A grieving mother is trying to raise money after government funds were slashed for her son who tragically became a paraplegic after a party stunt went wrong.

In 2010 Sydney rugby player Sam Ballard, now 28, was dared to swallow a garden slug at a friend’s party.

Soon after Mr Ballard fell ill and was told by doctors he had been infected with rat lungworm, News.com.au reported.

Before the accident Mr Ballard's mother Katie described her son Sam (pictured) as a 'larrikin' but 'invincible'

Before the accident Mr Ballard’s mother Katie described her son Sam (pictured) as a ‘larrikin’ but ‘invincible’
A grieving mother is trying to raise money for her son who tragically became a paraplegic after a party stunt went wrong 
A grieving mother is trying to raise money for her son who tragically became a paraplegic after a party stunt went wrong 

The worm is commonly found in rats but snails or slugs can be infected when they eat rodent droppings.

Rarely the parasite Angiostrongylus cantonensis causes an infection on the brain.

Tragically Mr Ballard contracted eosinophilic meningo-encephalitis and lapsed into a coma for 420 days.

In a Facebook post from 2011, Ms Ballard said she hoped her son would walk again.

‘Sam is doing really well. He is still the same cheeky Sam, and laughs a lot. He will walk and talk again (thank god) but the time factor is was we don’t know,’ she wrote.

She later said the accident completely changed his life.

‘It’s devastated, changed his life forever, changed my life forever. It’s huge. The impact is huge,’ she said.

Mr Ballard was released from hospital in a wheelchair, three years after he fell ill.

Now aged 28, Mr Ballard is tube fed, suffers seizures and struggles to control his body temperate.

In 2016 his mother applied to the National Disability Insurance Scheme when her son became eligible for a $492,000 grant.

But late last year the grant was slashed to around $135,000.

With Mr Ballard needing 24-hour care their family are heavily in debt and owe a nursing service $42,000.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme told The Daily Telegraph they are ‘working closely with the Ballard family’ to increase the grant.

 By Peter Devlin

SexZeeNation:What IS the secret to the female orgasm?-Edited By Zee Adamu-O’shaugnessy

The sensitive subjects of sex and orgasm are considered taboo in many parts of the worlds, albeit we are living in a digital age were items that relate to the same topics are common place. It is therefore to our advantage to openly discuss these seemingly controversial subjects. Below is a very good narrative that would go a long way in adding knowledge to what we know so far!

There is a clear disparity between men and women when it comes to achieving orgasm; a phenomenon scientists call the orgasm gap.

Studying orgasms is no easy task.

We work as psychology of sexual behavior researchers in the lab of Dr. James Pfaus at Concordia University and were interested to explore the ‘controversy’ of clitoral versus vaginal orgasms.

We conducted a literature review on the current state of the evidence and different perspectives on how this phenomenon occurs in women.

Particularly, the nature of a woman’s orgasm has been a source of scientific, political and cultural debate for over a century.

Although science has an idea of what orgasms are, we are still quite uncertain as to how they occur.

MRI scans show woman’s brain fully activating during orgasm
 A national survey reveal men and three times as likely to experience orgasms than women 

Orgasms are one of the few phenomena that occur as a result of a highly complex interaction of several physiological and psychological systems all at once.

While there may be evolutionary reasons why men are more likely to orgasm during sex, we shouldn’t doom ourselves to this idea. Indeed, part of the problem lies in what happens in the bedroom.

We all have different preferences when it comes to what we like in bed. But one commonality we share is that we know when we orgasm and when we do not.

We don’t always orgasm every time we have sex, and that can be just fine, because we may have sex for many different reasons.

However, studies repeatedly show that women reach climax less often than men do during sexual encounters together.

For example, a national survey conducted in the United States showed that women reported one orgasm for every three from men.

Heterosexual males said they achieved orgasm usually or always during sexual intimacy, 95 percent of the time.

What sex-ed did not teach you 

Formal education teaches us a vast amount of relevant topics in school, yet sexual education has been and is still a matter of (moral) debate.

For many of us, sexual education covered reproductive biology and how not to get pregnant or contract sexually transmitted infections.

Sex-ed has been focused on preventing kids from having sex.

‘Always use condoms’ was sometimes the most progressive sex-ed message.

Education is now progressing into teaching what sex is about and how to engage in ethical and respectful sex, but that is still not the whole picture.

How about pleasure or how to have fun and to explore what we like, how to communicate to our partners and many other crucial aspects of intimate life?

The key to the ultimate goal of enjoying ourselves is to know what you and your partner want and how to satisfy each other.

Consequently, incomplete and biased sex education fails both men and women, omitting the fact sex is not only for reproduction but also for enjoyment.

Maybe the first thing we should learn about sex is that it is one of the favorite pastimes of adults.

Preventing it from happening will only increase the likelihood of future generations engaging in it more, only with less knowledge about to how get the most out of it.

Some advice for sexual partners

Our first reaction to the orgasm gap may be to point fingers and find someone to blame: cultural attitudes, religion, society, the educational system, your ex.

Certainly, anyone would agree that the gap is a multifactorial phenomenon.

Statistics do not count when it comes to your own intimacy.

In bed, it’s you and your partner(s), and that is what matters. We cannot create nor do we trigger orgasms in our partners.

We can only help to make them easier, more fun and more enjoyable for them.

Even if you may have a good idea of what your partner may want in bed, what people like varies a great deal.

Thus, understanding what a partner wants, how, when, where, or for how long, requires openness, trust and, most importantly, communication.

These key ingredients may be what’s missing in both casual and long-term encounters.

We could all be more open and humble, and acknowledge that with a good attitude and a good teacher, everyone gets better at it.

Your sexual prowess and ability to satisfy grows with practice; it goes without saying that our sexual lives should improve beyond previous negative experiences.

There may be very few things in this world that perhaps all people in this world enjoy, and orgasms are among them.

But the enjoyment of sex is not the race to climb to the top of the mountain. Instead, it is the enjoyment of getting there.

So what can you do? Talk, be confident and pay attention to your partner.

Satisfaction means very different things for different people. What really matters is what you and your partner(s) want.

Shattering the climax glass ceiling is a team effort. Sex is fun — and everyone has something to learn about it.

*This article was originally published by The Conversation


‘That’s it, we’re f*****’: Last words of pilot on board Russian plane that crashed, killing all 71 on board reveal he was shouting at his co-pilot to go up instead of down

The last words of a pilot aboard a Russian passenger plane that crashed killing all 71 people on board were: ‘That’s it, we’re f*****.’

Audio recordings from the cockpit of Saratov Airlines Flight 703 that crashed shortly after taking off from Moscow’s Domodedevo Airport on February 11 revealed the last conversation between captain Valery Gubanov and co-pilot Sergei Gambaryan.

According to a transcript published by RBC, Gubanov told his co-pilot to gain altitude instead of tilting the plane downwards as they scrambled to prevent the tragedy.

‘I understood you wanted to… but instead you’re going down,’ Gubanov says.

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The last words of captain Valery Gubanov (above) aboard a Russian passenger plane that crashed killing all 71 people on board were: 'That's it, we're f*****'

The last words of captain Valery Gubanov (above) aboard a Russian passenger plane that crashed killing all 71 people on board were: ‘That’s it, we’re f*****’

Gubanov told his co-pilot Sergei Gambaryan (pictured) to gain altitude instead of tilting the plane downwards as they scrambled to prevent the tragedy

Gubanov told his co-pilot Sergei Gambaryan (pictured) to gain altitude instead of tilting the plane downwards as they scrambled to prevent the tragedy

‘Why are you going down? Where? Altitude! Altitude! Altitude! Up!’ he later urged his co-pilot.

The audio recording cut off as he said: ‘That’s it, we’re f*****.’

RBC confirmed the recording was authentic with sources at the Federal Air Transportation Agency and the Interstate Aviation Committee.

Last month, investigators said the crash may have been caused by the pilots’ failure to activate heating for pressure measurement equipment, resulting in flawed speed data.

Saratov Airlines Flight 703 that crashed shortly after taking off from Moscow's Domodedevo Airport on February 11. Pictured, workers at the scene of the crash

The Interstate Aviation Committee said, after studying the plane’s flight data recorder, that the crash occurred after the pilots saw varying data on the plane’s to air speed indicators.

The regional jet crashed minutes after it took off from Moscow en route to Orsk, a city around 1,000 miles southeast of the capital.

Officials later confirmed that all 71 people on board – 65 passengers and six crew – died.Emergency personnel work at the wreckage of an AN-148 plane crash in Stepanovskoye village, about 25 miles from the Domodedovo airport

Fragments from the twin-engine Antonov An-148 airliner were found in the Ramenskoye area, about 25 miles from the airport.

The plane had first flown in 2010, with a two-year break because of a shortage of parts.

It was ordered by Rossiya Airlines, a subsidiary of Aeroflot, but was put into storage during 2015-2017 because of a lack of parts.

Tass reported that it re-entered service for Saratov Airlines in February 2017.

*Posted by Mailonline


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