Top 10 Richest Comedians In Nigeria And Their Net Worth


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There are thousands of comedians in the most populated country in Africa, Nigeria holds so many comedians both upcoming, stars and those still planning to join the industry. You will see the richest comedians in Nigeria in this list, with all they have achieved, their bio and net worth you will be surprised.

See the Top 10 most richest comedians in Nigeria and their net worth.


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10. Seyi Law (Net Worth – $600,000)

Lawrence Oluwaseyitan Aletile popularly known as Seyi Law is a famous Nigerian stand-up comedian, actor, master of ceremony, event planner and a television host. He won the AY comedy competition in 2006 and since then he has been blossoming as a standup comedian. He is always at every event in Nigeria for performance and has his own show “I Must Laugh” which also has more than 5000 audience in attendance.


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He is the big deal in the south west and attends almost every show or concerts organized in any south western state Nigeria. Seyi Law also attends and performs at so many events in United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Germany, Canada, South Africa, amongst others. He has featured in several international comedy shows both home and abroad. He was born on 22nd June 1983 in Ilaje, a small town in Ondo State in the south western part of Nigeria. He is currently 36 years old. He is originally from Ilaje, a small town in Ondo State in the south western part of Nigeria.

He didn’t grow up with his parents as he returned to Nigeria from Gabon at the age 6 years old. After completing his primary and secondary school education, Seyi Law attended Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH) to pursue a part-time programme in Computer Studies.


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9. Yaw ( Net Worth – $900,000)

Steve Onu popularly known as Yaw is a famous Nigerian stand-up comedian, on-air personality, actor, master of ceremony, television host, event host, radio personality and all round entertainers. He is also a real estate investor and has a choice of properties in Lagos. He also makes his money from MTN adverts, radio presentations, radio hypes, anchoring events, equipment leasing, real estate investment and other businesses.


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He was born on 24th August 1975 at the Island Maternity Hospital in Lawanson, Surulere Local Government Area of Lagos in the south western part of Nigeria as the seventh child in a family of 10 children. He is currently 43 years old. Yaw is a native of Awka in Anambra State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. He grew up at Lawanson in Surulere, Lagos State, Nigeria. He lost one of his sisters to the cold hand of death when he was still a boy.

He attended Osimoye Primary School and St. Ann Secondary School both in Surulere, Lagos State, Nigeria and obtained his First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate. In 1995, Yaw obtained a Diploma in Radio, Television and Film Production from the Lagos State University. In 2000, he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Theater Arts from the Lagos State University, majoring in Theater Marketing. He is at present an On-Air Personality at 95.1 Wazobia FM.


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8. Bovi – (Estimated net worth of over $1.7 million)

Abovi Ugboma popularly known as Bovi is a famous Nigerian stand-up comedian, actor, television host, presenter, producer, director, television personality and a master of ceremony. He was born on 25th September 1979 in Benin City, Edo State in the south southern part of Nigeria. He is currently 39 years old. He is originally from Warri, Delta State in the South southern part of Nigeria. Bovi attended UNIBEN staff primary school and Benin Boys Model Secondary School, both in Benin City, Edo State in the south southern part of Nigeria and obtained both his First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate.


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After completing his primary and secondary school education, Bovi attended Delta State University in Abraka and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts. After completing his university education, Bovi began his career in April 2007 as an actor, starring in the television series “Extended Family” a movie which he wrote, produced and directed. The movie was very popular in Nigeria and skyrocket him to fame. In 2008, Bovi decided to pursue a career in comedy and performed at the Opa Williams comedy shows “Nite of Thousand Laughs” where he displayed his talent and received applause from massive audience.

Bovi has performed at several shows both in Nigeria and abroad. He has made a lot of money lately from events, adverts and tours. Presently, he is probably the hottest in the industry. He has made millions from organizing tours adverts, and events. In 2015, Bovi signed a multi million naira deal with GLO.


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7. Okey Bakaasi – (Net Worth- Over $1.8 million)

Okechukwu Anthony Onyegbule popularly known as Okey Bakassi is a famous Nigerian stand-up comedian, television personality, Nollywood actor, producer, director, entrepreneur, master of ceremony and a television host. He was born on 23rd October 1969 in Owerri, Imo State in the south eastern part of Nigeria to Mr. Livinus Onyegbule, a retired military personnel and Mrs. Felicia Onyegbule, a nurse.

He is currently 49 years old. He is the first son in a family of five children. Okey Bakassi is originally from Mbaise, a small town in Imo State in the south eastern part of Nigeria and is currently married with beautiful kids. Okey Bakassi completed his primary school education at the Alvan Ikoku Demonstration School in Owerri, Imo State and his secondary school at Federal Government College, Port Harcourt in Rivers State, Nigeria.

After completing his primary and secondary school education, Okey Bakassi attended Rivers State University of Science and Technology in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Engineering in 1992. After graduating from the university, Okey Bakassi got deployed to Lagos State for the mandatory one year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Programme.

Okey Bakassi anchors upscale events steadily and has also made huge money from politics as Senior Special Assistant to the former Governor of Imo State on entertainment. He has a mansion in Imo State and in Canada respectively.


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6. Gbenga Adeyinka – (Net Worth $2 million)

Gbenga Adeyinka is a multi-award-winning Nigerian stand-up comedian, comic actor, radio and TV presenter, writer, and master of ceremony. He hails from Abeokuta in Ogun State in the south southern part of Nigeria and he usually refers to himself as CFR which means Comedian of the Federal Republic and now GCON which means Grand Comedian of Nigeria. He was born on 7th May 1968 in Abeokuta, Ogun State in the south southern part of Nigeria. He is currently 51 years old. After completing his primary and secondary school education, Gbenga Adeyinka attended University of Lagos and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in English.


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Gbenga Adeyinka worked as a corporate affairs manager in the engineering firm. He became popular with his shine shine bobo promo for “Star Game Show” he has also anchored Television programmes for AIT, Galaxy TV, MBI, Africa Magic and DSTV. He speaks various Nigerian languages. Gbenga Adeyinka is married to Mrs Abiola Adeyinka, and they have three children. Gbenga has anchored many wedding programmes and events in and outside Nigeria. He is also the first to publish comedy magazine in Nigeria known as Laffmattazz.

No comedian anchors more events than him presently. He is constantly busy and a top choice with politicians. He has properties and several business interests besides his Laffmattaz which is always a sold out show with more than 5000 people in attendance every year.


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5. Julius Agwu (Net Worth $2.9 million)

Julius Agwu is a famous Nigerian comedian, musician, actor and a master of ceremony. He was born on 7th April 1973 in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State in the south southern part of Nigeria to Chief Augustine Amadi Agwu and Mrs Mary Agwu. He is currently 46 years old. He is the fifth child in a family of six children. He started his acting career on stage in the city of Port-Harcourt where he grew up. Julius Agwu completed his primary school education at UBE Primary School and his secondary school education at Government Secondary School both in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, in the south southern part of Nigeria.


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After completinghis primary and secondary school education, Julius Agwu attended University of Port-Harcourt in Rivers State and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theater Arts. He made over 20 million naira alone from the launch of his book when he turned 40 years old. He has properties scattered all over the country, a state-of-the-art audio and video studio, and more political affiliates than any other comedian.

For over a decade now, Julius Agwu has been organizing two events such as Crack Your Ribs and Laugh for Christ Sake. He is reputed to own properties in 3 states in Nigeria, and is also the CEO of Real Laff Entertainment Company which is an event management firm. His performance fee is 3 million naira per event and his annual take-home is estimated at 180 million naira yearly while his personal organized events are estimated to be about 140 million naira annually.


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4. AY ( Net Worth $3.4 million)

Ayo Makun popularly known as AY is an award winning Nigerian comedian, actor, show promoter, event manager, television personality, producer, director and a master of ceremony. He was born on 19th August 1971 in Lagos, Nigeria. He is currently 46 years old. He is the oldest male child from a family of seven children. He is originally from Ifon in Ose local government area of Ondo State in the south western part of Nigeria, but grew up in Warri, Delta State and Lagos State, Nigeria.

AY rose to fame after performing at the “Night of a Thousand Laugh” a comedy show hosted by Oppa Williams. He is currently the host and founder of the AY Live shows, AY comedy skits and AY Cribs which he usually publish on YouTube. He is very skillful, creative and talented. In 2008, AY won six awards, making him one of the most accomplished entertainers in Nigeria. In 2009, AY won the Best Comedian in Nigeria at the City People Entertainment Awards. He also won the Most Creative Comedian in Nigeria at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards.

AY is currently the CEO of Corporate World Entertainment. His first movie “30 days in Atlanta” was directed by a Hollywood movie director, Robert Peters. Since his foray into this money making business, he has risen faster than anticipated with a performance fee of 2 million naira per event, while his A.Y Live events organized annually rakes in over 160 million naira annually. He is said to be earning over 280 million naira annually. He is also working on his MVP club, a movie production company and also runs an event company. He also has fleets of cars and properties at Lekki phase 1 in Lagos.


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3. I Go Dye ( Net Worth – $4 million)

Francis Agoda popularly known as I Go Dye is a famous Nigerian comedian and a television host. He has featured in several international comedy shows both home and abroad. He was born on 4th April 1979 in Abraka, Delta State in the southern part of Nigeria. He is currently 40 years old.

During his secondary school days, he always had a creative disposition, being the zonal project manager of the Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS Club) where he invented a helicopter, a hovercraft ship, a radio transmitter and a battery table fan which earned him a scholarship to study structural engineering at a university in New York in the United States of America which he declined.

He religiously followed his passion, developing his comedic artistry at a time when the business of comedy was not fashionable as a career. After a series of top flight performances presenting mock news on the local television station, Bendel Broadcasting Service, I go Dye with the help of his friend I go Save was able to use the platform as a medium to address social issues.

Currently I Go Dye is now a United Nations Millennium Developmental Goal Ambassador and the CEO of Revamp Construction Company, a property, real estate and road Construction Company with an annual income of over 500 million naira. I Go Dye also has properties in choice areas across Nigeria, and fleet of luxury cars, he is indeed an amazing entrepreneur. He also has a special performing relationship with almost all the governors in the country. His business empire is increasing every day. Presently, he is constructing a bottle water company, Franstel Natural Bottle Water.


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2. Basketmouth – ( Net Worth – $5 million)

Bright Okpocha popularly known as Basketmouth is a Nigerian comedian, actor, TV presenter, producer and a master of ceremony. He was born on 14th September 1978 in Lagos, Nigeria. He is currently 40 years old. He is currently married with beautiful kids.

In 1994, he formed a rapping group called “Da Psychophats” which had 7 members and they started going for shows. In 2005, he was discovered by Oppa Williams through his comedy show titled “Night of a Thousand Laugh” alongside with his friend Bovi. In 2005 and 2006 respectively Basketmouth won the National Comedy Award and the awards for Best Stand-up Comedian of the Year. He has organized popular stand-up comedy concerts and shows in Nigeria and abroad such as Basketmouth Uncensored. He is currently a GLO Ambassador and also has a multimillion contract deal with telecom giant MTN.

He has been associated with many companies, signing different endorsement contracts in the last six years. He also has an impressive list of branding deals with Amstel Malta, Globacom Ltd and a host of others. With his sold-out shows in South African, London, and even in far away America and on his Basketmouth Uncensored platform, the comedian has been so consistent
since he came to limelight. His annual income is over 192
million naira, while endorsement deals run into over 120 million naira annually. His international show, Basketmouth Uncensored, rakes in over 100 million naira and makes totally over 360 million naira annually.


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1. Ali Baba (Net Worth – $5.8 million)

Ali Baba is a famous Nigerian standup comedian, television host, master of ceremony, actor and a television personality. He has been described as the king of comedy in Nigeria and currently the founding father of Nigerian comedy industry. He was born on 24th June 1965 in Warri, Delta State in the south southern part of Nigeria. He is currently 54 years old.

With over thirty years of performing on stage as comedian and hosting events for almost all Nigeria’s former presidents and the senators, Ali Baba sits at the apex. Even Nigerian former President Olusegun Obasanjo once
jokingly accused him of being overpaid for his performance. His Lekki mansion where he lives is said to be worth more than N300 million alone.

Alibaba makes his money through a chain of businesses in Lagos. He is also a reputable motivational speaker and a professional comedian patronized by almost all the big brands and political bigwigs in the country.

Source: austinemedia.com

Ukrainian Plane Crash Kills 176 people, as They Begin Mourning And Investigations


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The crash of a Ukrainian jetliner that killed 176 people in Iran where many of the victims were from or were headed and raised a host of questions about what went wrong.

But U.S. intelligence officials said there was no immediate evidence it was shot down.
The jetliner, a Boeing 737 operated by Ukrainian International Airlines, went down on the outskirts of Tehran during takeoff just hours after Iran launched a barrage of missiles at U.S. forces. While the timing of the disaster led some aviation experts to wonder whether it was brought down by a missile, Iranian officials disputed any such suggestion and blamed mechanical trouble.


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“The rumors about the plane are completely false and no military or political expert has confirmed it,” Gen. Abolfazl Shekarchi, spokesman for the Iranian armed forces, was quoted by the semiofficial Fars news agency as saying. He said the rumors were “psychological warfare” by the government’s opponents.

In Washington, a Democrat who attended a classified briefing from Trump administration officials on Capitol Hill — including Defense Secretary Mark Esper, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and CIA Director Gina Haspel — said the briefers had no intelligence indicating the plane was shot down. The lawmaker spoke on condition of anonymity.

The plane, en route to the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, was carrying 167 passengers and nine crew members from several countries, including 82 Iranians, at least 63 Canadians and 11 Ukrainians, according to officials. The crash just before dawn scattered flaming debris and passengers’ belongings across a wide stretch of farmland.

Singer Justin Bieber Says He Has Lyme Disease

Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber has revealed he has been diagnosed with Lyme disease.


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“It’s been a rough couple years,” the 25-year-old wrote on Instagram, adding that he was also suffering from a chronic viral infection.

The star said he was aware of social media speculation that he had a drug problem, after he was pictured looking unwell with blotches on his skin.

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by ticks.
The symptoms often include a rash, muscle pain, and tiredness.

What did Bieber say?

On his Instagram page, the artist wrote that people had suggested he looked like he was “on meth”, but “they failed to realise I’ve been recently diagnosed with Lyme disease, not only that but had a serious case of chronic mono which affected my skin, brain function, energy, and overall health”.

He said he was getting “the right treatment” to help address the disease, and that more would be revealed in an upcoming YouTube documentary series about his life.

“You can learn all that I’ve been battling and OVERCOMING!!” he wrote, telling his 124 million Instagram followers: “I will be back and better than ever”.

The superstar’s wife, model Hailey Bieber, defended her husband against criticism from those “trying to downplay the severity of Lyme disease”.


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“Please do your research,” she urged them on Twitter on Wednesday.

What is Lyme disease?

Lyme disease is caused by bacteria carried by some species of ticks – around 13% in the UK are believed to be infected
It cannot be passed on from person to person
Symptoms – including the bulls-eye rash, fatigue and fever – usually develop around three weeks after a bite

The majority of those who take the full three-week course of antibiotics make a full recovery
The New Forest and the Scottish Highlands are known Lyme disease hotspots – but people should take care wherever there is long grass
The NHS test, which is highly accurate, looks at antibodies the body produces, which can take some weeks to reach detectable levels

Source: BBC and Public Health England/NHS

See The Full List Of All CAF Awards 2019 Winners


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CAF Awards 2019 winners

The ceremony was held in Egypt as several FIFA Legends flew in to join Africa in its celebration of another wonderful year of football.

A panel consisting of Youri Djorkaeff, Mido, Clementine Toure and Laura Georges took part in a Q&A session at Cairo University on Monday to talk about various aspects of the game and answer questions from the students.
Later in the day, they joined a host of other legends in a friendly match with the pyramids serving as a stunning backdrop.


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CAF Awards 2019 winners

African Interclubs Player of the Year:

Youcef Belaïli (Algeria & Esperance / Ahli Jeddah)

African Youth Player of the Year:

Achraf Hakimi (Morocco & Borussia Dortmund)

African Women’s National Team of the Year:

Cameroon

African Men’s National Team of the Year:

Algeria

Best African Goal of the Year:

Riyad Mahrez (Algeria)

FIFPro Africa’s Best 11:

Andre Onana; Serge Aurier, Joel Matip, Kalidou Koulibaly, Achraf Hakimi; Idrissa Gana Gueye, Riyad Mahrez, Hakim Ziyech; Mohamed Salah, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, Sadio Mane

African Women’s Coach of the Year:

Desiree Ellis (South Africa)

African Men’s Coach of the Year:

Djamel Belmadi (Algeria)

Club President of the Year:

Moise Katumbi (TP Mazembe)

African Women’s Player of the Year:

Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Barcelona)

African Player of the Year:

Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)

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US blacklisting of Huawei is failing to halt company’s growth

In the days after the US government said it would ban Huawei Technologies from buying vital American components, the Chinese company’s founder, Ren Zhengfei, pulled together an emergency meeting of his top lieutenants at its headquarters in Shenzhen.

In a large conference room, the billionaire asked for a report from the head of each business unit on how they would be affected by the Trump administration’s ban, which blocks US companies from supplying everything from semiconductors to software. Their assessments were dire. “We thought we had lost the world,” said Will Zhang, who attended as president of corporate strategy.


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It turns out they were far too pessimistic. Huawei recorded an 18% rise in sales to a new high of 850-billion yuan (US$122-billion) last year, although that was down from about 23% in the first half and missed its own internal targets. Company projections for 2020 are similar. Huawei holds the enviable position of being the world’s largest supplier of communications equipment to telecoms operators and the largest smartphone maker globally after Samsung Electronics.

Huawei isn’t just surviving; it’s actually thriving in some areas. The question is for how long. Last week, executives warned in a New Year’s memo that survival itself is a priority, urging employees to brace for a difficult 2020. Inventories stockpiled months in advance of the May blacklisting are drying up. The company can no longer count on momentum alone to drive the business, rotating chairman Eric Xu warned.

How Huawei survived the US blacklisting could prove a case study in unintended consequences and a vast shift underway in global IT production. Huawei is a big customer for all of its suppliers, and a few actually cut ties after the blacklisting.

Others lost out to rivals in Japan and South Korea. But American companies with extensive global operations, including Microsoft and chip maker Micron Technology, found legal ways around the ban, leaning on production outside the US so Huawei-destined products wouldn’t be hit. Huawei itself put armies of engineers to work redesigning products to reduce its reliance on American parts.

Source: Techcentral

Top 10 Most Expensive Houses In The World

Here is a list of the top ten most expensive houses in the world today. You wanna be on the list? You’ve gotta have at least a house worth $127. 5 million dollars. Let’s take a loom

10. Xanadu 2.0, Washington DC, USA- $127 million

It is owned by Bill gates, one of the most richest men in the world. The mansion is a modern design in the Pacific lodge style, with classic features such as a private library with a dome-shaped roof and oculus. The house also features an estate-wide server system, a 60-foot (18 m) swimming pool with an underwater music system, a 2,500-square-foot (230 m²) gym, a 1,000-square-foot (93 m²) dining room, heated floors, and driveways.

Source: businessinsider.com

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9. 18-19 Kensington Gardens, London, UK- $128 million

18-19 Kensington Palace Gardens sits alongside the home of famous royals, Prince William and Kate Middleton. It has 12 bedrooms, a parking space that accommodates 20 cars, an indoor pool, and Turkish baths.

This $128 million home is owned by Lakshmi Mittal, one of the 100 richest men in India.

Source: pinterest.com

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8. Seven The Pinnacle, Montana, USA- $155 million

Valued at $155 million, the grandest property of the Yellowstone Club (an exclusive ski and golf club) is owned by Edra and Tim Blixseth. The property boasts heated floors, various indoor pools, an elaborate wine cellar and an actual ski lift.

Source: money.com

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7. Palazzo di Amore, California, USA- $195 million.

The completed house is 53,000 square feet, with 12 bedrooms including a 5,000-square foot master suite; 25 bathrooms; a 15,000 square foot entertainment center with bowling alley, 50-seat movie theater, and discotheque; a 24-car garage; and 25 acres of grounds including a wine producing vineyard, 150-person infinity pool, reflecting pool, and tennis court, parking for approximately 150 cars, guard house, private drivers quarters, guest house, state-of-the-art theatre, discotheque, bowling alley, wine cellar, spa, formal gardens and city to ocean views.

Source: themostexpensivehomes.com

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6. Ellison Estate, California, USA- $200 Million

Owned by Larry Ellison, the co-founder of Oracle and one of the worlds richest men.

Due to the sheer size of the estate, 23-acres to be exact, the property holds more than one dwelling.

Within the compound, you’ll find 10 different properties, a tea house and bathhouse, a man-made lake and a Koi pond.

Much of the design of the estate falls under Japanese influence and was modelled after a Japenese Emporers palace.

The house was designed by Paul Driscoll, who was an architect and Zen Buddist teacher.

Source: wsj.com

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5. Four Fairfield Pond, New York, USA- $248 million

Four Fairfield Pond is the home of Ira Renner, owner of the Renno Group, a holding investment company in smelting and manufacturing.

The 63-acre home comes equipped with 29 bedrooms, 39 bathrooms, a 91-foot dining room, basketball court, bowling alley, squash courts, tennis courts, and three swimming pools.

Source: businessinsider.com

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4. Villa Les Cedres, French Riviera, France- $450 million

The house itself is roughly 18,000 square feet and consists of 14 bedrooms. It also has an Olympic size swimming pool and a large stable, big enough for 30 horses.

Inside, you’ll find crystal chandeliers, gilded woodwork, 19th-century oil paintings and a wood-panelled library holding somewhere in the region of 3,000 books.

Source: pinterest.com

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3. Villa Leopolda, Cote D’Azure, France.- $750 million

It was the property of King of Belgium Leopold II. The house was build in 1902, and even today it is among the most expensive private houses in the world. The beautiful landscape, unique trees, and the architecture of the building make this place not only one of the most expensive but also one of the most beautiful mansions in the world.

The home has 19 luxurious bedrooms, fireplaces, a movie theatre, a number of rare artworks, swimming pools, gardens and more. The mansion occupies a territory of 18 acres.

Source: pinterest.com

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2. Antilia, Mumbai, India- $1 billion

It the most expensive house in India and it belongs to Mukesh Ambani. The home is located in Mumbai, and it has unique architecture, a large car parking, a spa, three helipads, several gardens, an ice-room, Hindu temple, a conference room, several swimming pools, a yoga studio, a ballroom, and a home theatre.

Source: youthkiawaaz.com

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1. Buckingham Palace, London, UK – $2 billion

This palace is located in Westminster, and it was built in 1703. It was a residence of Queen Charlotte (1761), Queen Victoria (1837). Today, it houses the of Queen of England, is the headquarters of the Monarch; it is also a place of significant national celebrations. The building has 775 rooms, including 78 bathrooms, 52 royal guest rooms, 19 staterooms, 188 staff bedrooms.

Source: viator.com

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Great Author Elizabeth Wurtzel Dies At 52

Elizabeth Wurtzel, the author whose 1994 memoir “Prozac Nation” ignited conversations about the then-taboo topic of clinical depression, has died. She was 52.

Wurtzel passed away Tuesday in New York City following a battle with metastatic breast cancer that had spread to her brain, her husband Jim Freed told CNN.


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Before memoirs became a literary genre du jour, and before the now-popular confessional style of writing became mainstream, Wurtzel’s “Prozac Nation,” published when she was just 27, created a sensation.

Source: CNN

Sadio Mane wins African Player of the Year CAF Award 2019

Sadio Mane, a Senegalese 27-year-old professional footballer who plays for the English Premier League giant club, Liverpool has won the African Player of the Year Awar 2019.

Mane was announced the winner of the category at the CAF Award of 2019 held in Hurghada, Egypt.


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The former Southampton player defeated other nine players to the award. On the list of nominees are: André Onana (Cameroon & Ajax); Hakim Ziyech (Morocco & Ajax); Ismail Bennacer (Algeria & AC Milan); Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal & Napoli); Odion Ighalo (Nigeria & Shanghai Shenhua); Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Arsenal); Riyad Mahrez (Algeria & Manchester City); Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool); and Youcef Belaili (Algeria & Ahli Jeddah)

10 online platforms that are good for readers

Reading opens your mind and makes you think faster and more than you can ever imagine. Here are ten online platforms that can help you read quality books.

Open library

Open Library is an online project intended to create “one web page for every book ever published”. Created by Aaron Swartz, Brewster Kahle, Alexis Rossi, Anand Chitipothu, and Rebecca Malamud, Open Library is a project of the Internet Archive, a nonprofit organization. It is a very good source to get amazing books.
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Powell’s Books

Powell’s Books is a chain of bookstores in Portland, Oregon, and its surrounding metropolitan area. Powell’s headquarters, dubbed Powell’s City of Books, claims to be the largest independent new and used bookstore in the world.
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Alibris

Alibris is an online store that sells new books, used books, out-of-print books, rare books, and other media through an online network of independent booksellers.
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BookFinder

BookFinder.com is a vertical search website that helps readers buy books online. The site’s meta-search engine scans the inventories of over 100,000 booksellers located around the world.
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Amazon

Amazon Books integrates offline shopping with the benefits of the Amazon.com community to help you find items you’ll love – books, devices, toys, games, and more. Explore books. They select books based on Amazon.com customer ratings, pre-orders, sales, popularity on Goodreads, and their curators’ assessments.
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Google Books

Google Books is a service from Google Inc. that searches the full text of books and magazines that Google has scanned, converted to text using optical character recognition, and stored in its digital database.
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Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world’s great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for enjoyment and education. No fee or registration!
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AddAll.com

The book search and book price comparison agent is built to ease online book shopping.
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Book Cover Archive

Next time you feel the need for a little visual inspiration, head directly to The Book Cover Archive and be prepared
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Wattpad

Wattpad is an Internet community for readers and writers to publish new user-generated stories in different genres, including classics, general fiction, historical fiction, non-fiction, poetry, fan-fiction, spiritual, humor, and teen fiction.
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Top 10 Richest Actors In India


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India the home of dancers and great actors with lots of blockbuster films, and the No. 1 film producers in the world.

India one of the country where movies and songs are very popular. Its main film industry is called as Bollywood. Now a days Bollywood movies are earning a huge amount of money in domestic market as foreign and so as its actors. So here is the list of richest actors in India.


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10. John Abraham- $25 Million

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John-Abraham(Photo by Yasbant Negi/The The India Today Group via Getty Images)

John patriarch is an Indian film actor, movie maker and former model who seems in Hindi films. when modelling for numerous advertisements and companies, he created his film debut with Jism , that earned him a Filmfare Best Debut Award nomination. This was followed by his 1st commercial success, Dhoom . He received 2 Filmfare Award nominations, for his negative roles in Dhoom, and in Zinda . He later appeared within the major critical success Water.

Beyond his acting career, he’s the owner of the Indian Super League football team NorthEast United FC.He has usually performed several dangerous stunts in his films. he’s conjointly a vegetarian, and may be a robust advocate for animal rights. And with a net worth of $25 million John is 10th richest actor in India. [10]


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9. Hrithik Roshan- $30 Million

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Hrithik roshan (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

Hrithik Roshan is an Indian actor who appears in Bollywood films. He has pictured a range of characters and is known for his dancing skills. one among the highest-paid actors in India, he has won several awards, as well as six Filmfares, four for Best Actor and one every for Best Debut and Best Actor. beginning in 2012, he appeared in Forbes India’s Celebrity one hundred based on his income and popularity.


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Roshan signed on for endorsement deals with Coca-Cola, Tamarind and Hero Honda, all for 3 years and for a minimum of ₹30 million. As of 2010, he’s celebrity endorser for such brands and merchandise as Provogue, Parle Hide and ask for, Reliance Communications and Hero Honda and recently roshan has completed six years with Rado. And with a net worth of $30million Hrithik Roshan is the 9th richest actor in India. [9]


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8. Ranbir Kapoor- $30 Million

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Ranbir Kapoor is an Indian actor and filmmaker. he’s one amongst the highest-paid actors of Hindi cinema and has featured in Forbes India’s Celebrity one hundred list since 2012. Kapoor is that the recipient of many awards, as well as six Filmfare Awards. He’s theThe son of actors Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh, and therefore the grandchild of actor-director raj Kapoor, Kapoor pursued filmmaking and method acting at the college of Visual Arts and therefore the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, severally. He’s additionally a co-owner of the Indian Super League eleven Mumbai city FC. [8]

With a net worth of $30 million Ranbir Kapoor is the 8th richest actor in India.


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7. Dharmendra- $70 Million

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Left, Dharam Singh Deol (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Dharam Singh Deol is an Indian film actor, producer, and politician. In 1997, he received the Filmfare lifetime achievement Award for his contribution to Hindi cinema. He was a member of the fourteenth Lok Sabha of Republic of India, representing Bikaner body in Rajasthan from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). In 2012, he was awarded Republic of India’s third-highest civilian honour Padma Bhushan by the govt of India. [7]


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6. Akshay Kumar- $90 Million

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Akshay Kumar, is an Indian born Canadian actor, producer, tv personality, martial artist, stuntman and philanthropist who works in movie industry films. during a career spanning over twenty nine years, Kumar has appeared in over one hundred films and has won many awards, as well as the National Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in Rustom , and 2 Filmfare Awards.


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Akshay Kumar is one amongst the foremost prolific actors of Indian cinema, having starred in a hundred and ten films, as well as twenty nine commercially successful films. He was the primary Bollywood actor whose films’ domestic net lifetime collections crossed ₹20 billion by 2013,and ₹30 billion by 2016. Having done therefore, he has established himself mutually of the prominent actors of Hindi cinema.

He additionally owns the team Khalsa Warriors within the World Kabaddi League. As of August 2018, he’s the seventh-highest-paid actor within the world, in keeping with Forbes. [6]


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5. Saif Ali Khan- $145 Million

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Saif Ali Khan is an Indian film actor and producer. The son of actress Sharmila Tagore and cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, Khan created his acting debut in Yash Chopra’s unsuccessful drama Parampara, however achieved success together with his roles within the romantic drama Yeh Dillagi and also the action film Main Khiladi Tu Anari .

Saif Ali Khan is that the recipient of many accolades, as well as a National Film Award and 6 Filmfare Awards, and received the Padma Shri, the fourth highest Indian civilian award, in 2010. He has been noted for his performances in a very vary of film genres—from crime dramas to thrillers and occasional romances—and his film roles are attributable with tributary to a amendment within the conception of a Hindi film hero. Saif ali Khan was married to his 1st spouse, Amrita Singh, for 13 years, when that he married the actress Kareena Kapoor.[5]


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4. Aamir Khan- $180 Million

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Aamir Khan is an Indian actor, director, film producer and tv talk-show host. Through his career spanning over thirty years in Hindi films, Khan has established himself as one of the most well-liked and powerful actors of Indian cinema. He features a large international following, particularly in Southern Asia and bigger China.

He has created and hosted the tv program Satyamev Jayate, through that he highlights sensitive social problems in India, sometimes influencing the Indian parliament. His work as a social reformer, braving problems starting from poverty and education to abuse and discrimination, earned him an look on the Time a hundred list of most influential people in the world.

He also endorsed brands as well as Coca-Cola, Godrej, Titan Watches, Tata Sky, Toyota Innova,Samsung, Monaco Biscuits and Snapdeal. May be that is what makes him 4th in the list of richest actors in India. [4]


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3. Salman Khan – $230 Million

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Salman Khan is an Indian film actor, producer, occasional singer and tv personality. in an exceedingly film career spanning over thirty years, Khan has received various awards, as well as 2 National Film Awards as a movie producer, and 2 Filmfare Awards for acting. in line with the Forbes 2018 list of Top-Paid 100 Celebrity Entertainers in world, Khan was the very best graded Indian with 82nd rank with earnings of $37.7 million.

Salman Khan never showed interest in promoting himself as a brand, however he was signed for Thums Up in 2002 and continuing till its contract was over. Later Akshay Kumar replaced Khan. Later he was the brand ambassador of the drink Mountain dew with whom he all over the accept December 2010, and currently he’s yet again promoting Thums Up. He has also become the brand ambassador for the travel web site, Yatra.com, that conjointly created him a shareowner. he’s additionally the face of the History Channel and also the new brand ambassador for Suzuki motorcycles, previously he endorsed red tape Shoes, and currently he’s endorsing Relaxo Hawaii. He is in third position in the list of richest actors in India. [3]


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2. Amitabh Bachchan – $425 Million

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Amitabh Bachchan (Photo by Prodip Guha/ Getty Images)

Amitabh Bachchan is an Indian film actor, movie maker, tv host, occasional playback singer and former politician. He 1st gained popularity within the early Nineteen Seventies for films like Zanjeer, Deewaar and Sholay, and was dubbed India’s “angry young man” for his on-screen roles in Bollywood. remarked as the Shahenshah of Bollywood, Sadi Ka Mahanayak , Star of the Millennium, or big B he has since appeared in over a hundred ninety Indian films in a very career spanning nearly 5 decades.

Amitabh Bachchan has invested with in several approaching business ventures. In 2013, he bought a tenth stake in precisely Dial from that he made a gain of 4600 p.c. He holds a 3.4% equity in Stampede Capital, a monetary technology firm specializing in cloud computing for financial markets. The Bachchan family additionally bought shares value $252,000 in Meridian school, a business firm in U.S. Recently they created their 1st overseas investment in Ziddu.com, a cloud based content distribution platform. That is what makes Amitabh Bachchan 2nd in the list of richest actors in India.[2]


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1. Shah Rukh Khan – $750 Million

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Shah Rukh Khan, (Photo by Prodip Guha/ Getty Images)

Shah Rukh Khan also best-known as SRK, is an Indian actor, movie maker, and tv personality. Indian media also referred him as “Badshah of Bollywood”, “King of Bollywood” and “King Khan”, he has appeared in additional than eighty film industry films, and attained varied accolades, as well as fourteen Filmfare Awards.

Khan is co-chairman of the film production company Red Chillies entertainment and its subsidiaries, and is that the co-owner of the Indian Premier League cricket team Kolkata Knight Riders and also the Caribbean Premier League team Trinbago Knight Riders. Khan has supported brands as well as Pepsi, Nokia, Hyundai, Dish TV, D’decor, lux and TAG Heuer. The media usually label him as “Brand SRK” owing to his several endorsement and entrepreneurship ventures. May be that is what that makes him

the richest actor in India and 2nd richest actor in the world.[1]

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Top 5 Most Powerful Countries In The World ( Countries That Can Destroy The World )


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To determine the most powerful nations in the world is based on nuclear weapons, financial capacity, geography, logistics capability, industrial capacity, global status, natural resources, military strength, firepower, defence budget etc. Here are some most powerful and strongest Countries in the world.

most powerful nations in the world


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5. France

France has always been a world power since the colonial days. For many centuries, France has been one of the strongest nations in the world and still retain the position to date. France has lots of allies around the world and they also provide military supports for their allies.


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4. India

India has a great population, they have some of the best technologies and India has proven itself to be a powerful nation over the years. India has some collections of advanced weapons and it currently stands at number four of the most powerful nations on earth.


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3. China

China has grown over the years to become one of the most advanced and powerful countries in the world. China has the largest population in the world and one of the biggest economies in the world making it a strong force to reckon with. China takes the third position in the most powerful countries in the world. In recent time, China has positioned itself as a military aircraft manufacturer.


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2. Russia

Russia is also another country to be reckoned with in terms of its military strength and gadgets. Russia is ranked number two in Military firepower and strength. Russia has the largest landmass in the world sharing a border with at least 12 countries.


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1. United States

The United States is the most powerful country on earth in terms of weapons, land strength, Naval forces and technology. They are currently ranked top out of 137 countries with strong military power. The United States has an estimated defence budget of over $700 billion . This is attributed to their influence in the world politics and military supports and also because of their two major rivals China and Russia. The United States has the greatest political influence in the world and they play a major role in international disputes, political matters and matters involving global security.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Nets Hat-Trick As Juventus Defeat Cagliari


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The former Real Madrid star, and Juventus Forward nets a hat-trick against Cagliari in the second half of the game.

The second-half was all one-way traffic with 34-year-old Ronaldo breaking the deadlock just after the interval.
He added a second from the penalty spot on 67 minutes with Argentina’s Gonzalo Higuain coming off the bench to strike a third on 81 minutes, before Ronaldo completed his hat-trick a minute later.


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Juve are three points ahead of Inter in the table with Antonio Conte’s side travelling to Napoli later on Monday, looking to keep pace with the eight-time reigning champions.

Atalanta closed to within a point of fourth-placed Roma, who lost 2-0 to Torino on Sunday, with a 5-0 rout of Parma, having also beaten AC Milan by the same scoreline before the winter break.

The side from Bergamo were already three goals up before the break thanks to Alejandro Gomez, Remo Freuler and Robin Gosens, with Josip Ilicic adding a double in a nine minute second-half spell

7 Things To Watch Out For To Prevent Having a Stroke


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A stroke occurs when part of the brain doesn’t get enough blood. When this occurs the cells don’t get oxygen or nutrients and they die. Here are seven(7) things to watch out for.

Always remember the acronym FAST.

FAST stands for Face, Arms, Speech, and Time, and will remind you what to check for when you suspect a person is having a stroke, as well as the importance of time. If you notice the above symptoms, it is important to call your local emergency number immediately. Minutes count when it comes to providing the best possible treatment and outcome for the person.
Face: Ask the person to smile to see if one side of the face droops.

Arms: Ask the person to raise both arms. Can he at all? Does one arm drift downward?

Speech: Is the person slurring speech? Is he unable to speak at all? Is the person confused by a simple request to repeat a short sentence?

Time: Immediately call your local emergency number in the event of these symptoms. Do not hesitate.

Look for weak facial muscles or limbs.

The person may be unable to hold objects or suddenly lose balance while standing. Look for signs that only one side of the person’s face or body has become weaker. One side of the person’s mouth may droop when smiling or he may not be able to hold both arms up over his head.

Always take note of a mini stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA).

A TIA appears to be similar to a stroke (often called a “mini stroke”) but lasts less than five minutes and leaves no lasting damage. However, it is still a medical emergency and requires evaluation and treatment to reduce the potential risk of developing a stroke. These are highly predictive of a subsequent disabling stroke in hours or days after a TIA event. Doctors believe that the symptoms are caused by a transient blockage of the arteries in the brain.

Look for confusion or trouble with speaking or understanding speech.

When certain areas of the brain are affected, the individual may have trouble speaking or understanding what is being said to her. Your loved one may look confused by what you are saying, respond in a way that indicates she didn’t understand what was said, slur her words, or speak in garbled noises that do not resemble speech. This can be very scary. Do your best to calm her after you have called your local emergency number for emergency medical treatment.
Sometimes the person will not be able to speak at all.


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Ask if the person has vision trouble in one or both eyes.

During a stroke, eyesight may be suddenly and severely affected. You may notice that the person turns his head completely to the left to see what is in the left eye field of vision using the right eye. People report losing eyesight in one or both eyes or seeing double. Ask the person if he/she cannot see or is seeing double (if he is having trouble speaking, ask him to nod yes or no if possible).

Watch for loss of coordination or balance.

When the person loses strength in her/his arms or legs, you may notice the person has difficulty with balance and coordination. She may be unable to pick up a pen, or unable to coordinate walking due to one leg being unable to function correctly.
You may also notice weakness or sudden stumbling and falling.

Note any sudden and severe headaches.

A stroke is also called a “brain attack” and can result in a sudden headache that is described as the worst headache someone’s ever experienced. The headache may be associated with nausea and vomiting from the increased pressure in the brain.

Nollywood Actress, Jennifer Omole Dead At 33

Actress Jennifer Omole passed away on Thursday in Spain and was buried on Friday evening at Villarejo de Salvanes, Madrid.


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Jennifer died at the age of 33 and her death was confirmed by actress, Uche Ogbodo on Instagram.

Although Uche did not reveal the cause of her death, the actress called for prayers for the deceased

She wrote, “On January 3rd my dereast, @jennifer omole passed on. I’m hurting deep in my heart but only God knows best.

“Please say a prayer for my girl. #trubute #jenniferomole #restinpeace.”


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Jennifer who has acted alongside, Uche Ogbodo, Chiwetalu Agu, Chiwe Omoh among others is also CEO of jennisFilms.com.

She also produced the movie ‘StolenVow

President Donald Trump Vows To Hit 52 Sites ‘Very Hard’ If Iran Retaliates

Trump vows to hit 52 sites ‘very hard’ if Iran retaliates for Suleimani killing
As general’s body is returned to Iran, president says targets represent the 52 US hostages taken by Iran in 1979

Donald Trump has threatened to hit 52 Iranian sites “very hard” if Iran attacks Americans or US assets in retaliation for the drone strike that killed the Iranian military commander Qassem Suleimani and an Iraqi militia leader, as The Guardian Reports.


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The US president made the threat in a tweet hours before Suleimani’s body arrived in Iran for burial and ramifications of the killings were reverberating across a nervous region, where many believe the aftermath could spark a new era of bloodletting and instability.

Iranian state television footage showed a tide of mourners packing the streets of the south-west city of Ahvaz early on Sunday to pay their respects and chanting “death to America”. Huge crowds had joined funeral processions in Baghdad and Tehran on Saturday as calls to avenge the Iranian general’s death mounted and the US case for ordering his assassination was increasingly called into question.

Trump tweeted that Iran “is talking very boldly about targeting certain USA assets” in response to Suleimani’s death. He said the US had “targeted 52 Iranian sites” and that some were “at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture, and those targets, and Iran itself, WILL BE HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD”.

“The USA wants no more threats!” Trump said, adding that the 52 targets represented the 52 Americans who were held hostage in Iran for 444 days after being seized at the US embassy in Tehran in November 1979.

Trump did not identify the sites. The Pentagon referred questions about the matter to the White House, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, said Trump’s threats breached international law. “Having committed grave breaches of int’l law in Friday’s cowardly assassinations, realdonaldtrump threatens to commit again new breaches,” he tweeted. “Targeting cultural sites is a war crime; – Whether kicking or screaming, end of US malign presence in West Asia has begun.”

Iraq’s parliament is set to meet for an extraordinary session on Sunday where MPs have said they would push for a vote on a resolution requiring the government to request the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq. “There is no need for the presence of American forces after defeating Daesh (Isis),” Ammar al-Shibli, a member of the parliamentary legal committee, told Reuters. “We have our own armed forces which are capable of protecting the country.”

Many Iraqis, including opponents of Suleimani, have expressed anger at the US for killing the two men on Iraqi soil and possibly dragging their country into another conflict.

The US justification behind Suleimani’s killing centred on there being an “imminent attack” that he had directed, but this has been challenged in some quarters.


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The New York Times correspondent Rukmini Callimachi tweeted that two sources privy to the information, held by US intelligence officials, described the case as “razor thin”. Her tweets also detail a scramble to discover Suleimani’s whereabouts once the decision to kill him was made.

The White House transmitted on Saturday evening its formal notification to Congress of Friday’s drone strike that killed Suleimani in Iraq. Many Democrats have criticised Trump for failing to seek advance approval or to notify Congress of the attack.

The classified notification was sent under a US law requiring the administration to notify Congress within 48 hours of committing armed forces to military action or imminent actions.

Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the House, said in a statement that the White House notification about the attack “prompts serious and urgent questions about the timing, manner and justification of the administration’s decision to engage in hostilities against Iran”.

It was expected that Suleimani’s body will be taken to Tehran and finally to his home town, Kerman, on Tuesday.

The Guardian

10 Biblical Reasons Why Hell Might Not Exist

Today, many Christians believe in a place of eternal torment where sinners are sent after death, commonly referred to as “Hell” in English. Which is strange, because some say the evidence for eternal punishment as an integral part of the Christian religion is virtually nonexistent. See what you think!

10. The Bible Barely Mentions

Christian believers in the idea of Hell will tell you that it’s a place of punishment for sinners and evildoers. But does that idea have a scriptural basis? See Romans 6:7, “he that is dead is freed from sin.” So if a person’s sins are cleared with his or her death, then what’s with the additional punishment of Hell? Well, Romans 6:23 goes on to state that “the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Note that there is no mention of sinners being condemned to everlasting torture, they simply don’t get the reward for living a righteous life. Similarly, 2 Thessalonians 1:9 says that the punishment for those deemed wicked is not fiery torture, but destruction, “shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might.”John 3:36 strikes roughly the same note, declaring that sinners “will not see [eternal] life.”


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Meanwhile, Jude 1:7 does mention “eternal fire,” but only in the context of Sodom and Gomorrah, which are literally destroyed by the eternal fire of God’s wrath. That leaves brief mentions in the Book of Revelation and two of Christ’s parables as the Biblical basis for the fiery Hell of popular imagination (more on those verses later). But if a place of eternal torment was truly intended as an integral component of Christianity, surely it’s strange that the Bible never seems to pay much attention to it?


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9. Endless Punishment Doesn’t Make

From a Christian perspective, the idea of Hell is not only cruel and unusual, but totally excessive. Would a God described in the Bible as “a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right” decide that infinite punishment is just and fair? 1 John 4:8 states that God is the very concept of love. Would a loving father eternally torture his child as punishment, even if the child did something seriously wrong? Deuteronomy 19:21 famously states “an eye for an eye,” a principal of equal punishment that seems rather out of sync with the idea of literally endless torment as retribution for the sins of a short mortal life.In fact, the fiery Hell of popular imagination seems even harsher after considering God’s words in Jeremiah 7:31: “They have built the high places of Topheth in the Valley of Ben Hinnom to burn their sons and daughters in the fire—something I did not command, nor did it enter my mind.” If the idea of humans being burned in fire is so unappealing to God that it never even came into His thoughts, then what’s His deal with Hell?


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8. Many References To Hell Were Mistranslations

When it comes to misconceptions about Hell, the popular 17th-century King James Version (KJV) of the Bible has a lot to answer for. For example, in the KJV, the prophet Jonah was in the “belly of Hell,” while David bafflingly insists that God would be with him even in Hell. Even Jesus pops down to Hell after his death on the cross.This obviously makes no sense. The Bible repeatedly states that Hell, whatever else it is, involves separation from God. So why is Jesus swinging by for a visit and why is David so sure that God would be with him there? In fact, if God is with David, why would he be in Hell in the first place? The answer is that the KJV lumps a whole bunch of different Greek and Hebrew words together under the English term “Hell.” The words in question are Hades, Sheol, Tartarus, and Gehenna, and they can have very different meanings in their original context.That’s particularly important to Hades and Sheol, which are roughly equivalent words in Greek and Hebrew. Neither can reasonably be translated as “place of torment,” which is what the word “Hell” now generally implies. A better translation might be “the grave” or “the afterlife.” Neither term carries a value judgment in the way that “Hell” does only the wicked go to Hell, but all souls are in Sheol after death. So David’s weird KJV claim that God would be with him in “Hell” is better translated as “the afterlife” or even “the depths.” While the KJV references Jesus being in Hell after his death on the cross, the New International Version makes a much less dramatic reference to him being in his “grave.” In fact, the New International Version only refers to Hell 15 times, compared to a whopping 54 mentions in the KJV.Other modern Bibles try to avoid such problems altogether by simply leaving “Sheol” and “Hades” untranslated, although this hasn’t quite undone the influence of the KJV. As the Encyclopedia Americana of 1942 put it: “Much confusion and misunderstanding has been caused through the early translators of the Bible persistently rendering the Hebrew Sheol and the Greek Hades and Gehenna by the word ‘Hell.’ The simple transliteration of these words by the translators of the revised editions of the Bible has not sufficed to appreciably clear up this confusion and misconception.


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”7‘Gehenna’ Is Controversial,

So if “Hades” and “Sheol” don’t 8atch the modern perception of Hell, that leaves “Gehenna.” (“Tartarus” is also sometimes translated as “Hell,” but the term only appears once in the Bible, and not in relation to humans, so it has limited relevance here.) “Gehenna” is certainly the Biblical term most often rendered “Hell” in English. For example, the New International Version of Matthew 5:30 states: “If your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into Hell.” Scary, right?It all comes down to the controversy over the exact meaning of “Gehenna.” The word itself is a Greek rendering of the Hebrew terms ge-hinnom and ge-ben-hinnom, which mean “valley of the sons of Hinnom” and refer to an actual valley just outside ancient Jerusalem. The valley first appears in the Old Testament as the location of fiery pagan child sacrifices, which continue at least until 2 Kings 23:10, which describes how Josiah ravaged the site so “that no man might make his son or his daughter to pass through the fire to Moloch.” By the time of Jesus, the term was apparently used metaphorically to refer to a place of fiery destruction, and Jesus uses it 11 times in this context. It’s interesting to note that Hebrew had no word for such a concept and Jesus apparently felt no need to introduce one, preferring to make historical allusions instead.Or maybe not. According to some scholars, the valley of Gehenna had essentially become Jerusalem’s incinerator by the time of Christ. It featured constantly burning fires, which consumed the city’s garbage and the bodies of criminals and the disgraced. This tradition is quite old, but not supported by any real evidence or ancient accounts, although it is strange that Jesus refers to bodies being destroyed in Gehenna as well as souls.In any case, none of Christ’s references to Gehenna suggest any kind of eternal torment. Certainly, the fires of Gehenna are described as eternal, but Jesus specifically warns that they will be used to “destroy both soul and body.” Removing unrighteous people from existence, as that verse suggests, doesn’t sound particularly like torturing them forever. The second meaning can only be inferred by readers who already have that concept of Hell.


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6. Jesus Didn’t Invent His Parable About

So is the idea of a fiery Hell completely alien to the Bible? Not at all. It’s right there in the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus, as recorded in Luke 16:19-31. In the story, a wealthy man lives it up while ignoring a beggar named Lazarus. But the pair experience a dramatic role reversal after their deaths, when Lazarus is carried off by angels to a blissful existence in the bosom of Abraham, while the rich man finds himself tormented in a blazing fire. The rich man begs Lazarus to take pity on him and bring him some water, but Abraham points out that the rich man had a great life and never took pity on Lazarus. Abraham also refuses to resurrect Lazarus to warn the rich man’s family to change their ways, arguing that they can choose to follow the prophets or not, but witnessing a miracle won’t suddenly make them good people.This is probably the closest the Bible gets to the modern conception of Hell. However, it’s important to note that the Bible doesn’t present it as a true story or a straightforward warning about the afterlife. Christ’s parables are clearly fictional stories designed to convey a message. As Warren Prestidge points out, the Rich Man and Lazarus is immediately preceded by the Parable of the Unjust Steward, where a servant defrauds his master and gets rewarded for it. If you ignored the deeper meaning of the parables, you’d conclude that Jesus thought stealing from your boss was great.In fact, Jesus didn’t even come up with the story in the first place. Scholars have long identified the general outline (a beggar is rewarded after death, while a rich man is punished) as an Egyptian folktale that became popular with Jewish religious teachers like the Pharisees, to the point that early Jewish literature contains at least seven versions of it. In Luke’s account, Jesus only brings the story up after the Pharisees mock his original Parable of the Unjust Steward, thus using one of their own favorite stories to demonstrate their hypocrisy. With this context, it’s hard to see the parable as a serious account of the Christian afterlife.


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5. The Other Verses Aren’t Conclusive

The Bible also contains a reference to eternal fiery torture in Revelation 20:10-15, which refers to a “lake of burning sulfur” where entities are “tormented day and night for ever and ever.” Of course, the entities involved apparently include “death” and “Hades,” which are not actual people able to experience actual suffering. In other words, this is symbolism. Just as these aren’t literal people, neither is the location they are assigned to.That leaves the Parable of the Sheep and the Goats, as found in the Book of Matthew. In the story, which hovers somewhere between a parable and a straightforward sermon, Jesus appears to speak of the Last Judgment, when sinners will be banished “into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.” This section of the sermon/parable is fairly direct and clearly not part of a fictional story like the Rich Man and Lazarus. The parable ends with an apparent reference to unending torment: “Then [the unrighteous] will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.” For these reasons, the Sheep and the Goats is generally considered the key Bible passage behind the popular conception of Hell.However, many theologians argue that this interpretation of the Sheep and the Goats contradicts a number of other Bible verses, which explain the fate of the unrighteous at the Last Judgment as fiery destruction via “the second death.” If the unrighteous are destroyed, they can’t be tormented forever. Some Biblical scholars argue that, while the fire of punishment is described as eternal, that doesn’t mean the wicked will be punished there for all eternity. Rather, the punishment is total destruction in the holy fire, which has always existed. In other words, the eternal punishment (“aionios kolasis“) has lasted forever, but the punishment itself is simply immediate destruction.Jehovah’s Witnesses and other groups who not believe in Hell go even further, arguing that the word kolasis shouldn’t be translated as “punishment” at all. Citing its derivation from a Greek term for pruning trees, they suggest that it would better be rendered “cutting off,” “destruction,” or even “death.” The last interpretation would turn “aionios kolasis” into “eternal death,” making a nice contrast with the “eternal life” promised the righteous. The “pruning trees” meaning also invokes John 15:6: “If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.” Kolasis only appears twice in the New Testament, but the Old Testament in Greek uses it to refer to punishment in general and to death as a form of punishment, suggesting that “eternal punishment” and “eternal death” are both valid translations.


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4. Even The Church Fathers Couldn’t Agree On Hell

Since many hold the early church fathers as the authority on matters of faith and doctrine, many would find it surprising that even they couldn’t agree if Hell existed and, if so, what it actually was. Justin Martyr, Clement of Alexandria, Tertullian, and Cyprian were among those that held that Hell was a literal place of fiery torment. Origen and Gregory of Nyssa disagreed, countering that Hell was simply separation from God. While the idea of eternal fiery damnation can be found as early as the apocryphal second-century Apocalypse of Peter, it doesn’t seem to have become dominant in Christian thinking until around the fifth century AD.Ironically, this view was heavily inspired by a non-Christian, the Greek philosopher and mathematician Plato, whom the French historian Georges Minois credited with “the greatest influence on traditional views of Hell” of all the early philosophers. Plato’s Story of Er features an afterlife in which sinners are punished or rewarded in proportion to their misdeeds in life. Whatever your views on Hell’s existence, Plato’s sin-specific punishments definitely have no Biblical support, but the philosopher’s ideas can still be detected in many popular versions of the Christian afterlife, most notably Dante’s Inferno.In modern times, many Christian denominations have moved away from Saint Augustine’s conception of Hell as a physical place beneath the Earth. Even the venerable Catholic Church has apparently decided to go with the flow, with the Catechism of the Catholic Church, approved by Pope John Paul II in 1992, declaring that Hell is simply a state of “definitive self-exclusion from communion with God and the blessed.”


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3. Some Aspects Of Hell Seem Distinctly

Plato might have had the greatest role, but non-Abrahamic influences on Hell date back a long way before the Greeks pioneered philosophy. The Ancient Egyptian religion, for example, featured a cavern containing a “lake of fire” where the souls of the wicked were punished for their transgressions. The early Mesopotamians also believed that the underworld lay underground, although it was more dim and miserable than a place of eternal punishment.A particularly interesting comparison can be made between the popular idea of Hell and Zoroastrianism, an ancient religion originating in what is now Iran. In the earliest Zoroastrian texts, the souls of the sinful are judged after death and condemned to eternal punishment in the underworld, which the Book Of Arda Viraf describes as a pit full of fire, “smoke, stench and demons.” The souls are tortured according to the severity of their sins in life and the whole thing is presided over by Angra Mainyu, the great evil spirit, “who ever ridiculed and mocked the wicked in hell” for following him instead of their creator god.That sounds remarkably like the Hell of modern pop culture. And what’s just as remarkable is how many of those details have no basis in the Bible. Zoroastrian hell is staffed by demons and ruled by a devil figure, whereas the Christian Devil and his followers have no role in the afterlife and are the one group clearly stated to be destined for punishment in “Tartarus.” There’s certainly no reason to believe that a Christian hell would make the punishment fit the crime, whereas the demons of Zoroastrianism seem to delight in devising inventive tortures for each particular sin. In fact, the Book Of Arda Viraf is distinctly reminiscent of Dante’s Inferno.


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2. EvenThe Concept Is Alien To The Old Testament

the thin evidence for Hell in the New Testament looks vast in comparison to the Old Testament, which clearly has no concept of Hell at all. Rather, scriptures like Job 3:11-18 suggest that death is simply a cessation: “Why did I not perish at birth, and die as I came from the womb . . . For now I would be lying down in peace; I would be asleep and at rest . . . There the wicked cease from turmoil, and there the weary are at rest.” Pretty self-explanatory. Ecclesiastes 3:19 sounds even more skeptical about the possibility of an afterlife, sourly observing that “Man’s fate is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath; man has no advantage over the animal. Everything is meaningless.”Even at the very start of the Bible, in Genesis 2:16-17 and 3:19, Adam and Eve’s punishment for breaking God’s instructions and eating the forbidden fruit was not the threat of hellfire, but rather a promise that they will eventually die, “for dust you are and to dust you will return.” If Adam and Eve were at risk of being tormented forever, wouldn’t they have been warned of that? Would God lie and tell them they were going back to the dust if his plan was really to lock them in a furnace? When Cain kills Abel, God sentences him to wander the land and even gives him a mark to stop people from killing him. If judgment awaits in the afterlife, surely that was a bit counterproductive?


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1. Hell Is Little Scare Tactics

While religions like the Jehovah’s Witnesses and Seventh-day Adventists do not teach the doctrine of Hell, many churches and denominations still cling to the idea. But why?It cannot be denied that, throughout history, the idea of Hell has been used as a scare tactic to keep people in line. An 18th-century preacher named Jonathan Edwards became famous for his fire-and-brimstone sermon “Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God,” which warned that God could “cast wicked men into Hell at any moment.” So terrifying was his depiction of hell that other clergymen had to rush to the aid of distraught members of the congregation. Even in modern times, the theme of “believe or you will go to Hell” is common, complete with vivd descriptions of grinding teeth, the shrieks of the damned, and the odor of scorching flesh. Writing on the topic, one author describes having seen a young child scream in church, confessing that he was “afraid of Hell.”Others, such as Queen Mary I of England, have used the doctrine as an excuse for perpetrating barbarism. Before sentencing a group of Protestants to be burned alive, she supposedly declared: “As the souls of heretics are hereafter to be eternally burning in Hell, there can be nothing more proper than for me to imitate the Divine vengeance by burning them on earth.”Like all scare tactics, the idea of hellfire can exert a powerful grip on believers. However, the Biblical evidence for the horrifying doctrine is rather lacking. In fact, the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus, often cited as Biblical proof of the doctrine of Hell, actually has the opposite message. At the end of the parable, Abraham declines to send Lazarus back to Earth to warn sinners of some terrifying fate awaiting them in the afterlife, arguing that righteousness can only come from belief, rather than fear of some supernatural punishment.My mission is to turn the sprinkler on hell.

3 Easy Step On How To Smell Nice Without Perfume(just three)

1. Buy an essential oil (your favourite scent from the health food store) and dilute it with a carrier oil, like almond oil.

2. Spread coconut oil on your body after you shower. It will give you an appealing scent and make you smell like the beach.

3. Convince yourself to go fragrances free and let your natural scent (ie. pheromones) attract others to you because pheromones actually have a biological purpose — to attract the opposite sex. Sounds funny, right?

Perfume Is Dangerous To The Health- A Must Read

Call it a perfume, cologne, toilette or whatever, the truth is weve all been victimized by it. How?

Do you remember having a headache or sneezing badly, because of someone else perfume? Yes, the perfume was so strong that regardless of how you tried you couldn’t resist the fragrance, right?

Well, it happened because you’re inhaling potential toxins and harmful substances that are causing a reaction in your body. And as weird as this may sound, it is potentially just as bad as “second-hand smoke”.

Research has even shown that there are MORE chemicals in perfume and cologne than in cigarette smoke. And as a matter of fact, each puff of cigarette smoke has 250 chemicals while perfume and cologne can have up to 3000 different chemicals that make up a signature scent.

It is, however, important to state here that about 95 per cent of the chemicals used in fragrances are synthetic, petroleum-based compounds.

And it’s s normal for these chemicals to cause allergic reactions like sneezing, itchy watery eyes, wheezing and headaches.

Also fragrance can exacerbate asthma, environmental illness (EI) and migraines.

According to the findings of an investigation into fragrances, perfumes, and colognes by the Environmental Working Group (EWG):

16 per cent of the reviewed products contained ingredients that may cause cancer

5 per cent may contain harmful impurities linked to cancer or other health problem

18 per cent contained penetration enhancers that increase exposures to carcinogens and other ingredients of concern

And As odd as this may sound, especially if you’re hearing it for the first time, perfumes are not good for you because they are made of carcinogenic substances that make them hazardous to your health.

Call it a perfume, cologne, toilette or whatever, the truth is we have all been victimized by it. How?

Do you remember having a headache or sneezing badly, because of someone else’s perfume? Yes, the perfume was so strong that regardless of how you tried you couldn’t resist the fragrance, right?

Well, it happened because you’re inhaling potential toxins and harmful substances that are causing a reaction in your body. And as weird as this may sound, it is potentially just as bad as “secondhand smoke”.

Research has even shown that there are MORE chemicals in perfume and cologne than in cigarette smoke. And as a matter of fact, each puff of cigarette smoke has 250 chemicals while perfume and cologne can have up to 3000 different chemicals that make up a signature scent.

It is, however, important to state here that about 95 per cent of the chemicals used in fragrances are synthetic, petroleum based compounds.

And its normal for these chemicals to cause allergic reactions like sneezing, itchy watery eyes, wheezing and headaches.

Also fragrance can exacerbate asthma, environmental illness (EI) and migraines.

According to the findings of an investigation into fragrances, perfumes, and colognes by the Environmental Working Group (EWG):

16 per cent of the reviewed products contained ingredients that may cause cancer

5 per cent may contain harmful impurities linked to cancer or other health problem

18 per cent contained penetration enhancers that increase exposures to carcinogens and other ingredients of concern

98 per cent of products contained ingredients not assessed for safety in cosmetics or with insufficient data

76 per cent contained ingredients that are allergens

13 per cent of products posed other potential health concern.

Here is what you can do if you’re disturbed by the fragrance

If you’re one of the many people that feel ill when exposed to fragrances, it is advisable for you to opt for fragrance-free varieties of all your personal care items, or at least choosing products that don’t t contain synthetic fragrance.

You should also inform your family members and friends, especially your co-worker, who wear perfumes that upset your system that you’re reacting to the chemicals in their perfume/cologne, etc.

Do this politely for a positive result; however, if they refuse to oblige, continue to tell them politely until they do.

Black Footballers Playing In Brazil Have Been Victims Of Racism

The survey, based on information collected anonymously from 163 black players in the top four divisions of Brazilian football, shows that 48.1% of those surveyed have experienced racism in their sport.

For 92.4% of them, the episode of racism took place in a stadium, 6.3% in the facilities of their club and 1.3% in a hotel.

We, the players, are doing what we can, what is within our reach, to make it stop. But this responsibility mainly falls to the federations

But 87.8% of these footballers claim not to have denounced the acts of racism of which they were victims.

With regard to the measures to be adopted to combat this scourge, 39% of those polled consider that the perpetrators of acts of racism should be punished, 27.7% recommend the implementation of educational campaigns and 19.5% would like the clubs are sanctioned.

Brazil, of which 54% of the population is black or mestizo, is far from being spared from the problems of racism in stadiums, where scandals are increasing.

On Sunday, a video showed an Atlético Mineiro supporter in Belo Horizonte attacking a black steward shouting: “don’t touch me, look at your skin color!”

Brazilian footballers are also frequently victims of racism abroad.

Also on Sunday, Shakhtar Donetsk captain Taison was the target of racist shouts from Dynamo Kiev supporters and the referee then kicked him out for sending the ball to the stands.

The player left the lawn crying, comforted by players from his Shakhtar and Dynamo teams.

Monday, William, a black Chelsea player who played for Shakhtar (2013-2017), was moved by the situation of his compatriot during a press conference of the Brazilian selection.

“Racism continues to claim lives, not only in football, but in other areas as well. It makes us really uncomfortable to see players cry, I hope it will end once and for all, “he said.

We, the players, are doing what we can, what is within our reach, to make it stop. But this responsibility belongs above all to the federations

Top 10 Poisonous Foods We Love To Eat (Killing You)

Top 10 poisonous foods we love to eat and his alreazalreazQ


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10. Mushrooms

Mushrooms
Mushrooms (Credit: Santiago Urquijo)

We have all heard of toadstools and know that they are poisonous, but what many people don’t know is that a toadstool is actually a mushroom, not a separate type of plant. Toadstool is slang for “poisonous mushroom”. While there are some useful signs that a mushroom is poisonous, they are not consistent and all mushrooms of unknown origin should be considered dangerous to eat.

Some of the things you can look for to try to determine whether a mushroom is poisonous are: it should have a flat cap with no bumps, it should have pink or black gills (poisonous mushrooms often have white gills), and the gills should stay attached to the cap (not the stalk) if you pull it off. But remember, while this is generally true of many types of mushroom, it is not always true.
Not all mushrooms are dangerous; some are actually delicious.


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9. Almonds

Almonds
Almonds ( Credit: Akepong Srichaichana / EyeEm)

Almonds are one of the most useful and wonderful of seeds (it is not a nut as many people would have you believe). It has a unique taste and its excellent suitability for use in cooking have made it one of the most popular ingredients in kitchens for centuries. The most flavorsome almonds are bitter almonds (as opposed to “sweet” almonds). They have the strongest scent and are the most popular in many countries. But there is one problem: they are full of cyanide. Before consumption, bitter almonds must be processed to remove the poison. Despite this requirement, some countries make the sale of bitter almonds illegal (New Zealand regretfully is one of them). As an alternative, you can use the pip from an apricot stone which has a similar flavor and poison content. Heating destroys the poison. In the USA to sell raw almonds, all almonds sold are now heat-treated to remove traces of poison and bacteria.


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8. Cherries

Cherries
Cherries, (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Cherries are a very popular fruit used in cooking, liqueur production, or eaten raw. They are from the same family as plums, apricots, and peaches. All of the previously mentioned fruits contain highly poisonous compounds in their leaves and seeds. Almonds are also a member of this family but they are the only fruit which is harvested especially for its seeds. When the seeds of cherries are crushed, chewed, or even slightly injured, they produce prussic acid (hydrogen cyanide). Next time you are eating cherries, remember not to suck on or chew the pip.


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7. Pufferfish

Pufferfish
Pufferfish (Credit: Zen Rial)

Eating the liver of a fugu (pufferfish) is so poisonous. The fugu is so poisonous and toxic that in Japan, fugu chefs are trained specially for the job and are tested before being a given certificates of practice. The training takes two or three years. In order to pass, the chef must answer a written test then give a demonstration of his cutting abilities. The final part of the test involves the chef eating the pieces of fugu that he has cut. Only 30% of apprentices pass the test which is not to say that the rest die by eating their fugu they can fail in earlier parts of the test. Only the flesh of the fugu is consumed as it is less likely to have high amounts of poison (which causes a slight tingling sensation in the mouth). Fugu is the only food officially illegal for the Emperor of Japan to eat for his safety.


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6. Apples

Apples
Apples (Credit: Kampon Warit / EyeEm)

Apple seeds also contain cyanide but obviously in much smaller doses. Apple seeds are very often eaten accidentally but you would need to chew and consume a fairly high number to get sick. There are not enough seeds in one apple to kill, but it is absolutely possible to eat enough to die. I recommend avoiding apple eating competitions! Incidentally, if you want to eat an apple and find a worm in it (and hopefully not half a worm), you can drop it in a bowl of salt water which will kill the worm.


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5. Elderberry

Elderberry
Elderberry (Credit: Simon Wheeler Ltd)

Elderberry trees are very attractive and quite large. They are covered with thousands of tiny flowers which have a delicate scent. The flowers are used mainly for making elderflower liqueur and soda. Sometimes the flowers are eaten after being battered and deep fried. But beneath the pretty surface lurks danger! The roots and some other parts of the elderberry tree are highly poisonous and will cause severe stomach problems. So next time you decide to pick some elderberry flowers for eating, be sure to eat just the flowers.


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4. Rhubarb

Rhubarb (Credit: Lisa Stokes)

Rhubarb is a very underrated plant it produces some of the nicest tasting puddings and is incredibly easy to grow at home. Rhubarb is something of a wonder plant in addition to an unknown poison in its leaves, they also contain a corrosive acid. If you mix the leaves with water and soda, it becomes even more potent. The stems are edible (and incredibly tasty) and the roots have been used for over 5,000 years as a laxitive and poop-softener.


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3. Castor Oil

Poisonous Foods
Castor Plant (Bean) (Credit: By Eve Livesey)

Castor oil, the bane of many of our childhoods, is regularly added to candies, chocolate, and other foods. Furthermore, many people still consume a small amount daily or force it on their unwilling children. Fortunately the castor oil we buy is carefully prepared, because the castor bean is so deadly, that it takes just one bean to kill a human, and four to kill a horse. The poison is ricin, which is so toxic that workers who collect the seeds have strict safety guidelines to prevent accidental death. Despite this, many people working in the fields gathering the seeds suffer terrible side-effects.


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2. Tomatoes

Tomatoes, Top 10  Poisonous You Should Stop Eating
Tomatoes (Photo credit : FRED TANNEAU/AFP via Getty Images)

In US, tomatoes are referred to as vegetables after US Supreme Court decision in 1893. In the rest of the world they are considered to be fruit (or more accurately, a berry). You may also be interested to know that technically, a tomato is an ovary. The leaves and stems of the tomato plant contain a chemical called “Glycoalkaloid” which causes extreme nervousness and stomach upsets. Despite this, they can be used in cooking to enhance flavor, but they must be removed before eating. Cooking in this way does not allow enough poison to seep out but can make a huge difference in taste. Finally, to enhance the flavor of tomatoes, sprinkle a little sugar on them. Now we just need to work out whether they are “toe-mah-toes” or “toe-may-toes”.


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1. Potatoes

Potatoes
Potatoes (Credit: mikroman6)
Potatoes (like tomatoes) contain poison in the stems and leaves and even in the potato itself if left to turn green (the green is due to a high concentration of the glycoalkaloid poison). Potato poisoning is rare, but it does happen from time to time. Death normally comes after a period of weakness and confusion, followed by a coma. The majority of cases of death by potato in the last fifty years in the USA have been the result of eating green potatoes or drinking potato leaf tea.

Eden Hazard to miss Spanish Super Cup with ankle injury, confirms Zidane

Eden Hazard’s injury-plagued start at Real Madrid will continue this month after Zinedine Zidane said on Friday the Belgian will not play in the Spanish Super Cup next week.

Hazard suffered an ankle fracture during Madrid’s draw against Paris Saint-Germain on November 26 and was expected to be out for around four to six weeks.


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But Zidane has confirmed Hazard will miss Madrid’s La Liga game against Getafe on Saturday and will not travel to Saudi Arabia, where his team face Valencia in the Spanish Super Cup semi-finals on Wednesday before a potential final against either Barcelona or Atletico Madrid four days later.

“He is 100 per cent out of the Super Cup,” said Zidane in a press conference. “He is not travelling, he is recovering and we hope that just after the Super Cup, little by little, we could see him with us again.”


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If Hazard returns against Sevilla in La Liga on January 18 he will have been out for almost eight weeks

Source: Vanguardngr.Com

IRAN Raises Red Flag

IRAN today pinpointed 35 “key US targets” for revenge after its top general was assassinated with America expecting retaliation “within weeks”.

Hours later, rockets were fired near the US Embassy in Baghdad and at an airbase housing America.

The chilling flag display is seen as a clear warning the Islamic Republic is ready to fulfil its worrying pledge to strike back at America and Donald Trump.


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Chillingly written across the “war flag” were the words: “Those who want to avenge the blood of Hussein”.

Red flags in Shiite tradition symbolise both blood spilled unjustly and serve as a call to avenge a person who is slain.

It was hoisted above the important Jamkaran Mosque which is on the outskirts of the holy city of Qom, about 100 miles south of Tehran

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Almost nine years of civil war in Syria has left more than 380,000 people dead

Almost nine years of civil war in Syria has left more than 380,000 people dead including over 115,000 civilians, a war monitor said in a new toll Saturday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which has a network of sources across the country, said they included around 22,000 children and more than 13,000 women.

The conflict flared after unprecedented anti-government protests in the southern city of Daraa on March 15, 2011.


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Demonstrations spread across Syria and were brutally suppressed by the regime, triggering a multi-front armed conflict that has drawn in jihadists and foreign powers.

The conflict has displaced or sent into exile around 13 million Syrians, causing billions of dollars worth of destruction.

The Britain-based Observatory’s last casualty toll on the Syrian conflict, issued in March last year, stood at more than 370,000 dead

Source: Vanguardngr.Com

5 Breathtaking Sceneries In The World You Will Love To See

Here are five breathtaking natural sceneries you’ve gotta see before you die. They are simply just amazing and the most interesting part is that they’re all natural and beauty is natural, See it below:


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The Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

The Cliffs of Moher are located on the west coast of Ireland close to Liscannor village in Co. Clare. The closest airport is Shannon International Airport approximately 50 minutes by road.

On a clear day the Aran Islands, Galway Bay, the Twelve Pins and the Maum Turk mountains in Connemara as well as the Dingle Peninsula and Blasket Islands in Kerry, are all in view.

Image source: Getty images
Image source: Getty images

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The great Barrier reef, Australia

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the planet’s most extraordinary natural wonders, its largest coral reef system and the only living organism that can be spotted from space.

Although coral reefs have been around for over 500 million years, the Great Barrier Reef is relatively young at 500,000 years, and this most modern form is only 8,000 years old, having developed after the last ice age.

Image source: Getty images
Image source: Getty images

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Moraine Lake, Canada

Its waters are the most amazing colour, a vivid shade of turquoise that changes in intensity through the summer as the glaciers melt. Set in the rugged Valley of the Ten Peaks, Moraine Lake is surrounded by mountains, waterfalls, and rock piles, creating a scene so stunning it almost seems unreal. It is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Image source: Getty images
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Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia

Salar de Uyuni, amid the Andes in southwest Bolivia, is the world’s largest salt flat.

During the rainy season (November to March) the water accumulates on the surface of the Salar de Uyuni and creates a giant mirror that perfectly reflects the sky and clouds above and you can play with the optical illusions the lack of horizon causes. It’s simply beautiful.

Image source: Getty images
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Iguazu Falls, Argentina/Brazil border

Unlike overhyped destinations that can leave you feeling disappointed, Iguazu Falls instantly turns even jaded travelers into a raving fan.

Judging by the sheer number of visitors more than one million a year its pulling power is showing no sign of weakening

Image source: Getty images
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Dangerous Criminal Escaped Under Police Custody

Limpopo police have arrested a “dangerous criminal” who escaped from the Hoedspruit police station in November.

The police rearrested one of the four dangerous criminals who escaped from Hoedspruit Police Station on November 3, 2019. He was arrested together with another suspect,” said Mojapelo.

According to police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo, the suspect was one of four escapees and was arrested on Thursday by police in Maake outside Tzaneen.


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He was one of the “dangerous awaiting trial prisoners” who escaped from Hoedspruit police cells, said Mojapelo.

The arrest was made after officers belonging to the Tzaneen Tracking Team received a tip-off about suspects in a house robbery and rape case in the Sekororo Village area, leading them to the suspects and subsequent arrest. During the operation, police recovered two 203 rifles, a 9mm ADP pistol, five 9mm live rounds and four 303 live rounds.

How To Display Your Phone Screen On Your Tv

You can allow your TV access your phone. Just follow these easy steps to display your phone on your TV screen

How to Connect Using an HDMI Cable

Wired connections is an easy and reliable way to connect an Android to an HDMI input on the TV. By plugging the smaller end into your device and the HDMI end into your TV, your screen can share without needing an Internet connection because of a bad signal.

How to Connect Android to TV Wirelessly


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Wireless connections are a popular option for screen mirroring because you have the freedom to move around. In order to wirelessly connect an Android to the TV, you’ll need the following these easy steps:

1) A Miracast enabled Android device. Most Android 4.2 or later devices already have Miracast built in. A Miracast enabled TV or a wireless display adapter that supports Miracast. A wireless display adapter is a small device that you will plugs into your TV’s HDMI port. Your Android is able to communicate with the Miracast-enabled adapter wirelessly to screen mirror.


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To begin screen mirroring, follow these steps

  • Connect the wireless display adapter into your TV’s open HDMI port and into a power outlet.
  • Change the input source on your TV to the appropriate HDMI input.
  • In the settings menu of your Android, open the “wireless display” application.
  • Select your adapter from the list of available devices.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to finish set up.
  • Note that all adapters are different and have various set up requirements. For adapters that require Wi-Fi, be sure that your Android and adapter are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. You can also refer to your adapter’s user manual for specific set up instructions.

6 Important Things To Know About Harmattan Season (For Your Health And Life)

The Harmattan is a season in the West African subcontinent, which occurs between the end of November and the middle of March. It is characterized by the dry and dusty northeasterly trade wind, of the same name, which blows from the Sahara Desert over West Africa into the Gulf of Guinea.


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Diseases that are usually associated with the Harmattan season

1.Bronchitis
2.Pneumonia
3.Dry Skin
4.Tonsillitis
5.Epistaxis
6.Burns
7.Common Cold.
8.Asthma
9.Sickle Cell Crisis
10.Eye problems
11.Cattarh and others


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Here are a list of simple things you can do to be healthy during these period:

1. Wear thick clothes to make you warm.
2. Drink plenty water to prevent dehydration.
3. Wash your eyes regularly to avoid red eyes, and wear protective spectacles.
4. Cover your nose and mouth with a mask.
5. Exercise regularly.
6. Use oily creams to keep our skin healthy.
7. Apply lip balms and oily cream to the soles of the feet. This will help to prevent crackings.
8. Reduce exposure to the dust.
If you are Asthmatic, reduce exposure to dirty and dusty atmosphere and always keep the inhaler handy.
10. Wash fruits and vegetables properly before eating.
11. Don’t drink soda, coke and other carbonated soft drinks. They may dehydrate your skin.
Drink hot tea, because it keeps you warm and free of flu.
12. Bath with warm water in the mornings and evenings because it will keep your body warm and free from cold and other flu symptoms.

And always remember to;

  • Switch off all electrical appliances after use.
  • Quench naked fire after use.

This prevents risk of fire outbreak.

Stay safe this Harmattan season

Cardi Tweets Her Desire For Nigerian Citizenship – See All Reactions.

American Rapper Cardi b Considers Being A Citizen Of Nigeria

Cardi b, Nigeria
Cardi b in a music festival (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/FilmMagic)

The president of the United States, Donald Trump, recently ordered an airstrike that killed a top general, Qassem Soleimani, in Iran. This has led to fears that a world war might happen and a number of people have reacted to it including American rapper, Cardi B. According to her, Trump’s move has put a lot of citizens in danger and she is now considering filing for a Nigerian citizenship.


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American rapper, Cardi B, recently made headlines in Nigeria after she expressed interest in filing to be a citizen of the country

Cardi did this while reacting to the World War III memes on social media after Donald Trump ordered an airstrike that killed a top general, Qassem Soleimani, in Iran.

Top 5 Africa Countries With The Most Beautiful Women

African countries have more beautiful women compare to women in the western world. African women are beautiful, charming, gorgeous,and classic. They are also referred to as fashion icon and stylist or role model.

So here are the top 5 countries in Africa with the most beautiful and charming women.


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5. Ghana

Ghana women are very beautiful. “This is a point noted by almost anyone who has visited Ghana”. Ghana women are very beautiful, gorgeous and stunning.

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4. Nigeria

Nigerian women are very beautiful, curvy, stunning, charming, gorgeous and classic. When it comes to good looks, Nigerian women are famous for that. Nigerian women are very beautiful and always every men crush. Nigerian women are not known for beauty alone but also known for bravery, smartness, fashion and creativity.

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3. South Africa

South African women are very beautiful, charming and attractive. South African women are very beautiful and romantic.

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2. Zimbabwe

Women in Zimbabwe are very beautiful, stunning and curvy. They took this spot.

Image source: youthvillagezimbabwe.com

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1. Egypt

Egypt is regarded as the country in Africa with the most beautiful women. Egyptian women are very beautiful, charming, gorgeous, brave, good looking, classic and have a good sense of fashion. Egyptian women are very beautiful and currently number 1 on our list of top the 5 Africa Countries with the most beautiful women.

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So Sad!! – French Football Star, Nathael Julan Dies In Car Accident

French forward player, Nathael Julan recently has been killed in a car accident at the age of 23.

His death was confirmed by his club on Friday afternoon.

Julan had been plying his trade with Ligue 2 side Guingamp, although he had a loan spell at Valenciennes last year.


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Julan, who is believed to have been on his way home from training, was involved in a car accident near the town of Saint-Brieuc with firefighters called to the scene.

Guingamp confirmed the news via a statement, saying: “The club had the immense pain of learning this afternoon of the accidental death of their player Nathael Julan.

“On this tragic day, all the members of the club join together to send their condolences to Nathael’s family.”


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Jerry Thompson tributes pour in after sudden death of young footballer
Julan came through the ranks at Le Havre before joining Guingamp in 2018.

He featured regularly in Ligue 1 during his debut campaign before moving to Valenciennes on loan in January.
The striker returned to his parent club following their relegation to the second tier last summer.

The official Ligue 1 account also paid tribute to the young striker, posting: “We would like to offer our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Nathaël Julan and Guingamp.”

Guingamp were due to play in a friendly against Concarneau but the match has been cancelled following the devastating news.

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Top 10 Best Banks In Nigeria

So, which among these Nigerian banks is best to open a savings or current account with and save your hard earned money in?

Using various reviews and experience, we shall list 10 best banks in Nigeria that you can trust to save your funds in, be you a civil servant, business man, student, trader, etc.

Here are Top 10 Best Banks in Nigeria:


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10. Polaris Bank

Polaris Bank is one of the largest Nigerian Banks with assets totaling about $4 billion. Based on customers reviews, they have proven to be among the top ten banks to open an account with in Nigeria.
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Formerly Skye Bank, this financial institution is currently quoted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and have presence in other African countries such as Sierra Leone, the Republic of Guinea, Angola and Liberia.


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9. Fidelity Bank

Fidelity is another reliable Nigerian bank that has come a long way in maintaining its reputation among Nigerians and in the banking industry. With over 2.5 million customers patronizing this bank, it is impossible to not notice them. What we know is that they are popular among market women.
This licensed bank was established in 1988 and has assets worth over $6.51 billion. Fidelity Bank has promoted the corporate banking sectors as well as Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). The increase in savings deposits over the last three years via their mobile and internet banking products, shows that their retail digital banking service is one of the best.


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8. Union Bank of Nigeria

Union Bank of Nigeria, one of the oldest commercial banks in Nigeria was established in 1917 as a top financial institution to cater for small, medium sized companies, and major corporations. Ranked among the richest banks in the country with an asset base of $6.8 billion, UBN has cemented trust among Nigerians.
This bank is good for opening a savings account as a student or civil servant in the country. They also offer loan services to their customers with low interest rate. One thing I am sure of is that they are one of the highest paying banks in Nigeria this 2020.
With over 400 Union Bank branches scattered around every state in the country, you can easily walk into any of these branches an either open a current, savings or even domiciliary account. Their ATM service is also available 24/7.


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7. Access Bank Nigeria PLC

Access bank is another customer friendly Nigerian bank ranked among the best to bank with. With their recent acquiring of Diamond bank PLC, they have even gotten stronger and are one of the few banks in Nigeria with the largest customer base.
Access bank Nigeria began operations in 1989 with license to operate as a financial institution from the Central Bank of Nigeria. The bank plans to be a leader in the Nigerian banking industry in the nearest future. To prove this, Access Bank acquired Diamond and Intercontinental Banks respectively and have the highest number of ATMs across the country for easy day to day transactions.


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6. United Bank for Africa (UBA)

UBA is one of the best banks in Nigeria that provides real digital banking service at its peak. They have one of the best customer care service and would respond well to any of your queries until you are satisfied.
With over 500 branches across the continent and 10 million customers in Nigeria, UBA is a trustworthy bank to save your money in. The bank charges are less when compared to other new generation commercial banks. UBA is also worth $13.2 billion in terms of acquired assets.

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5. Ecobank Nigeria

Ecobank Nigeria, is another old commercial bank operating in Nigeria with many branches all over the country. Most military officers prefer using this bank to open a salary account as well as civil servants.
Ecobank operates in 32 countries with its headquarters in Lome. This financial institution offers banking services such as wholesale, retail, loans, savings, investments, debit and credit cards, corporate, investment and transaction banking services to their customers.


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4. First Bank of Nigeria

Aside from being the oldest financial institution in the country, First Bank is among the top 10 best banks in Nigeria to open a savings account with. They are a leading company worth $21.3 billion in total assets.
First bank was established in 1894 and is Nigeria’s oldest bank. The Banker magazine of the Financial Times Group awarded First Bank as “The Best Bank Brand in Nigeria” for five solid years in a row (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015).


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3. Keystone Bank Limited

Keystone Bank is one of the new generation banks worth mentioning on this list. They offer banking services not only to large corporations, but to public institutions, SMEs and individuals.
Keystone Bank Limited was issued commercial banking license by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). They also acquired Bank PHB after the CBN revoked their license, making this financial institution one of the largest financial services providers in Nigeria.


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2. Zenith Bank Nigeria

Zenith Bank PLC is another top licensed commercial bank providing financial services not only in Nigeria but also in West Africa. Established in 1990, this institution was listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and is also Nigeria’s biggest bank by tier-1 capital with worth over $850 million in shares.
Zenith Bank financial services ranges from Pension Management, Corporate and Investment Banking, Commercial and Consumer Banking, Personal and Private Banking, Trade Services and Foreign Exchange, Treasury and Cash Management Services, etc. They are also one of the richest banks in Nigeria with asset estimated to be worth $15.7 billion in total.


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1. Guaranty Trust Bank

Guaranty Trust Bank or GTBank is the best bank in Nigeria today when it comes to banking service and customer relations. They are a customer friendly bank with a trusted reputation.Reviews show that GTBank is the bank almost every Nigerian patronizes.
With an asset totaling $11.77 trillion, its hard to see other players in the banking industry beat this bank as it is one of the largest financial institutions in the whole of West Africa.

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List of All Nigeria Bank Transfer Codes

Here you will learn how to transfer cash easily and all the Nigeria’s bank transfer code and how to use it. Banking in Nigeria has been made easy, smart and efficient. The bank transfer code is for every bank, and everyone that owns accounts for each bank.


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All Nigeria Bank Transfer Codes

1. GTB=(*737#)

2. Fidelity Bank=(*770#)

3. First Bank=(*894#)

4. Sterling Bank=(*822#)

5. Skye Bank=(*833#)

6. UBA=(*919#)

7. EcoBank=(*326#)

8. Zenith Bank=(*966#)

9. Stanbic Bank=(*909#)

10. Access Bank Bank=(*901#)

11. Wema Bank=(*945#)

12. Diamond Bank=(*426#)

13. Unity Bank=(*389 *215#)

14. Heritage Bank= (*322#)

15. KeyStone Bank =(*322 *082#)

16. Union = (*389 *038#)

17. Fcmb =(*329#) or _(*389 *214#)

18. EcoBank = (*326# )

It easy and short, if you want to transfer, look above and find your bank then dial the code and follow the procedures.

Iran President tells US To Expect Revenge Over Killing Of Their Commander

Iran will revenge killing of commander by US forces – President Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran wants the United States to expect his country would revenge the killing of Commander Qasem Soleimani

Soleimani was killed in an airstrike carried out by the US forces in Iraq

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, also promises ‘harsh revenge’ over the death of Soleimani The president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, has expressed anger over the killing of his country’s Quds force commander, Qasem Soleimani, by a United States air strike in Iraq.

President Rouhani said his country will revenge the death of Soleimani as tension continues to build around world over the act by the US. Reuters reports that Rouhani said the death of Soleimani has further invigorated Iran to resist the US.

“Soleimani’s martyrdom will make Iran more decisive to resist America’s expansionism and to defend our Islamic values. “With no doubt, Iran and other freedom-seeking countries in the region will take his revenge,” Rouhani said in a statement as reported by Iranian state television.

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Man awarded for forgiving woman who killed his brother

Brandt Jean, the brother of Botham Jean, received an award Tuesday from a law enforcement organization for his “display of empathy and forgiveness” toward ex-cop Amber Guyger.

Guyger, the former Dallas police officer who killed Botham Jean, was sentenced to 10 years in prison in October after she was convicted of murder.

In an emotional and stunning moment in the courtroom, Brandt Jean asked State District Judge Tammy Kemp if he could hug Guyger. The two embraced and whispered to each other after Guyger was sentenced.

“If you truly are sorry, I know I can speak for myself, I forgive you. I know if you go to God and ask him, he will forgive you,” Brandt Jean told Guyger during victim impact statements following the sentencing.

The Institute of Law Enforcement Administration selected 18-year-old Brandt Jean to receive the 2019 Ethical Courage Award. The presentation took place at the organizations Plano office.

Man awarded for forgiving woman who killed his brother
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Brandt Jean, the brother of Botham Jean, received an award Tuesday from a law enforcement organization for his “display of empathy and forgiveness” toward ex-cop Amber Guyer.

Guyer, the former Dallas police officer who killed Botham Jean, was sentenced to 10 years in prison in October after she was convicted of murder.

In an emotional and stunning moment in the courtroom, Brandt Jean asked State District Judge Tammy Kemp if he could hug Guyer. The two embraced and whispered to each other after Guyger was sentenced.

“If you truly are sorry, I know I can speak for myself, I forgive you. I know if you go to God and ask him, he will forgive you,” Brandt Jean told Guyger during victim impact statements following the sentencing.

The Institute of Law Enforcement Administration selected 18-year-old Brandt Jean to receive the 2019 Ethical Courage Award. The presentation took place at the organizations Plano office.

Botham Jean, 26, was sitting in his apartment when Guyger walked in and shot him. She said she thought she was entering her own apartment and believed Jean was an intruder.

The September 2018 shooting sparked protests in Dallas and across the country, with many activists saying Jeans death was another example of police brutality against people of color.

Botham Jean was black and Guyger is white.

After the conviction and sentencing, Brandt Jeans act of forgiveness helped the community heal, said Gregory Smith, the director of the Institute of Law Enforcement Administration.

“Despite an unimaginable loss, he saw the humanity in the person responsible for his brothers death,” Smith said in a written statement. “He saw her pain and regret, and had the ability to show empathy, caring and forgiveness.

Breaking: US Murder Top Iranian Commander, Qasem Soleimani In Baghdad Air Strike

Qasem Soleimani: US kills top Iranian general in Baghdad air strike

Soleimani commanded Iranian military operations in the region
Iran’s most powerful military commander, General Qasem Soleimani, has been killed by a US air strike in Iraq, BBC reports.

The 62-year-old spearheaded Iranian military operations in the Middle East as head of Iran’s elite Quds Force.

He was killed at Baghdad airport, along with other Iran-backed militia figures, early on Friday in a strike ordered by US President Donald Trump.

Soleimani’s killing marks a major escalation in tensions between Washington and Tehran.

Under his leadership, Iran had bolstered Hezbollah in Lebanon and other pro-Iranian militant groups, expanded Iran’s military presence in Iraq and Syria and orchestrated Syria’s offensive against rebel groups in the country’s long civil war.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said “severe revenge awaits the criminals” behind the attack. He also announced three days of national mourning.

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Soleimani was widely seen as the second most powerful figure in Iran, behind the Ayatollah Khamenei. His Quds Force, an elite unit of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, reported directly to the ayatollah and he was hailed as a heroic national figure.

But the US has called the commander and the Quds Force terrorists and holds them responsible for the deaths of hundreds of US personnel.

President Trump, who was in Florida at the time of the strike, tweeted an image of the American flag shortly after the news broke.

A statement from the Pentagon – the headquarters of the US Department of Defense – said Soleimani had been “developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region”.

“This strike was aimed at deterring future Iranian attack plans,” it added.

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10 Horrifying Secrets Doctors Will Never Tell You

As a modern culture, we tend to put our faith wholeheartedly in doctors. They’re the experts, and more often than not we take their advice without question. But what we don’t take into account is that many of these doctors either don’t have a clue or actively withhold information that could be putting your life in jeopardy.

And if you think that sounds sensationalist, take a look at these facts, facts that doctors know about but won’t let it o as you sign the bill:



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10. Cancer Isn’t Always Cancer

Cancer
Cancer diagnosis . (Photo by Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images)

The worst possible outcome of a trip to the doctor is a diagnosis of the Big C. We’re so terrified of it that even the word is taboo in some places, and the medical community lives by one maxim: early diagnosis. The earlier you find the cancer, the more easily you can treat it. But such enthusiasm can easily lead to false positives, and treating something that isn’t there can be dangerous.We’re not just making that up. Mammograms are famous for misdiagnosing breast cancer, since every little anomaly in the breast can look like a tumor. The most common misdiagnosis is with DCIS, or Ductal Carcinoma In Situ. Despite the “carcinoma” in there, DCIS isn’t really cancerous ; only rarely does it turn into cancer, and practically everyone with DCIS survives, no matter what kind of treatment they get.But when doctors quote cancer statistics, they usually lump in DCIS, which now accounts for about 30 percent of breast cancer “cases” in the US. And when faced with that option, most people choose to undergo “needless and sometimes disfiguring and harmful treatments” to get rid of something that, statistically, will do less harm than the treatments themselves.

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9. High Blood Pressure Drugs Destroys Your Sexual Health

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Take this drugs (Credit: franckreporter)

Your doctor will never tell you this, most of the people suffering from high blood pressure and uses the drugs prescribed by the doctor are killing their sexual health.

This secret is what doctors won’t tell you, A man shared a story with us how he declined in his sexual performance badly, and we asked if he uses drugs for HBP and he replied, yes, ok we gave an advice to stop using the drugs and immediately he saw changed. He went away to sue the doctor for not informing him the drugs could cause this to him and how it has affected his marriage.



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8. Prescription Drugs Can Cause Diabetes

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Spoon full of sugar cubes (Credit: Peter Dazeley)

Type 2 diabetes is caused when your body either doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t effectively use all the insulin it makes. The result is a buildup of glucose, or sugar, in the bloodstream, which starts damaging nerves and blood vessels over time. About 2.3 million Americans have type 2 diabetes, and the numbers rise every year.It turns out that some of the most commonly prescribed drugs, like antidepressants, might be causing it. In 2011, there were 46.7 million prescriptions given out to treat depression in the UK alone. When researchers at the University of Southampton looked at the numbers, they found that people who took two of the most common types of antidepressants, SSRIs and tricyclic antidepressants, were twice as likely to develop diabetes. And sure, those findings were released in 2013, but we’ve known about the link since 2008 and yet millions more are prescribed on a monthly basis.And it gets worse—some of the most common drugs used to treat ADHD in children can triple the risk of type 2 diabetes. More often than not, that’s a lifelong condition, and kids don’t even get the choice to refuse.



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7. Some Medications Increase Cancer Risk

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Lymphoblasts. (Photo by Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images)

Now that we’ve assuaged some of your worries about cancer, let’s go ahead and kick everything back up again.Blood pressure medications can almost triple your risk of aggressive breast cancer. In the US alone, about 58.6 million people take medication for high blood pressure, so you’d think the cancer link would be more well-known.The study that discovered this relationship looked at 1,763 women with breast cancer. Those who used a particular type of blood pressure medicine—calcium channel blockers—were 2.5 times more likely to develop cancer. The risk is greater in elderly women over the age of 55, and it likely happens because calcium channel blockers prevent cells from dying. If cells can’t complete their normal life cycle, they go rogue and become cancerous.But even that wouldn’t be a problem if the medication weren’t so grossly over-prescribed. In a review of one hospital, 150 out of 161 doctors prescribed calcium channel blockers to their patients. But how many of those doctors told their patients about the risks? Only eight. That’s a potentially deadly lapse in duty.



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6. Aspirin Can Cause Internal Bleeding

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Aspirin ( Credit: Nine OK)

One of the more common pieces of advice from doctors is that you should take a low dose of aspirin every day. The idea is that it serves as a maintenance treatment to prevent blood clots, which can cause heart attacks and strokes. But what they don’t tell you is the small fact that doing so can trigger massive internal bleeding.Researchers found that, out of 10,000 people, a daily dose of aspirin prevented 46 people from dying over the course of 10 years. But they also found that 49 people out of the same 10,000 experienced major internal bleeding, and another 117 started bleeding in their gastrointestinal tract.



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5. Heartburn Drugs Have Deadly Side Effects

Heart burn
Heart burn (Credit: Peter Dazeley)

One of the main problems with medications is that, while they usually do a decent job of treating what they’re supposed to treat, they often cause horrible side effects. And even though it’s the doctor’s job to tell people about those side effects, sometimes that just doesn’t happen. For example, proton pump inhibitors, a type of heartburn drug marketed under the brand names Nexium and Prilosec, have been linked to bone decay, birth defects, and an inability to absorb vitamin B12, which can lead to permanent neurological damage.

Despite that, Nexium was the single most prescribed drug in 2012, and in many cases it doesn’t even work. It’s usually prescribed to treat Barrett’s esophagus, which is when excess stomach acid burns the lining of the esophagus, but the pills don’t do a thing for the condition. Pediatricians have even started prescribing these meds to infants, even though it’s been proven that doing so can actually cause permanent intestinal disorders.



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4. “Safe” X-Rays Still Cause Cancer

Full frame shot of X-ray
Full frame shot of X-ray (Credit: Tridsanu Thophet / EyeEm)

It’s a well-known fact that gamma radiation and X-rays carry the risk of bringing cancer. Now, we’re constantly exposed to radiation just by being alive, so there’s a general guideline for “safe exposure” to X-rays, which the medical profession sticks to when they look for broken bones or give you a mammogram. Radiation is measured in units called sieverts, and every year you’re exposed to about 2.4 millisieverts, just from general background radiation; by contrast, a mammogram only gives you about 0.7 millisieverts.

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The difference, though, is that medical X-rays pop that radiation into you in the space of minutes, whereas it takes a whole year to absorb your typical background radiation. And it’s a huge difference, even with low-radiation “safe” X-rays. And it could be even worse than thatsome researchers claim that the majority of cancer cases were either caused or aggravated by medical X-rays.And to top it all off, women who get X-rays when pregnant have been found more likely to give birth to children with cancer. And a CT scan is the go-to diagnostic tool for young children, which, you guessed it, is just another type of X-ray.



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3. Doctors Get Paid When You Buy Certain Drugs

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A Doctor (Image credit: Getty Images)

Conspiracy theorists aren’t shy about proclaiming the evils of Big Pharma. But conspiracy theory is one thing, and documented proof is a whole different beast. When the Harvard Law School took a closer look, they realized that they didn’t have to dig very deep at all to discover that doctors are paid handsomely to prescribe certain drugs, even when those drugs turn out to be harmful.

One of the most publicized recent cases was Dr. Joseph L. Biederman, who began diagnosing two-year-old toddlers with bipolar disorder and prescribing strong antipsychotics that were never approved by the FDA for children under 10.

The manufacturer of the antipsychotics paid him $1.6 million. Then there’s Dr. Alan F. Schatzberg, who began prescribing an abortion drug to treat depression—he owned $4.8 million of stock in the company that produced the drug.And then you have Dr. Charles B. Nemeroff, who received $500,000 to advertise as safe a drug that can cause seizures and paralysis The fact is, doctors are allowed to prescribe any drug for any illness, no matter what the drug was originally intended to treat. We’re not making a blanket statement saying all doctors take money to prescribe questionable treatments—but how do you know which ones do?



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2. Pandemic Scares Are Over-Hyped

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Who can forget the swine flu pandemic in 2009 and 2010? When the World Health Organization called for a state of global emergency, the world went haywire. Lines for the vaccine stretched for blocks, and doctors everywhere told people to seek immediate treatment.Over the course of about 10 months, pharmaceutical companies raked in £6.5 billion (about $10.5 billion in 2010) from vaccine sales. Doctors tied to the vaccine’s manufacturers were 8.4 times more likely to recommend the vaccine to their patients. And not only recommend—they were more likely to publicly hype the dangers of the flu in the media, which immeasurably contributed to the state of panic.And strangely, doctors who were being paid by pharmaceutical companies were also more likely to volunteer information to the press.

That doesn’t seem like much of a difference, but it’s these quoted experts that we tend to believe in a news article. In the end, about 17,000 people died from swine flu, as opposed to the 46,000 that die every year from the normal flu. Surely the low numbers were due to the mass vaccinations—rather than, say, the fact that the disease was just a common mutation artificially inflated to terror-inducing proportions.



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1. Registered Sex Offenders And Violent Criminals

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The dark side of doctors(Credit: shotbydave)

Your doctor doesn’t have to disclose his criminal history, and usually that wouldn’t be considered a problem. Between the strict admission policies of most medical schools and the vague notion that hospitals probably screen their employees, who would even think to ask? Well, maybe you should.In November 2013, the UK’s General Medical Council, or GMC, released a database with the criminal histories of physicians in the United Kingdom.

It turned out that almost 800 practicing doctors held criminal records, including 31 who were arrested for assault and 330 arrested for drunk driving. The rest of them? Crimes range from theft to drug trafficking, and they’re under zero legal obligation to let their patients know about it.And it’s not exactly rare. There’s the rapist surgeon working in Miami, and the New York doctor who was caught trying to meet a young boy for sex, and a Scottish physician who had reams of child pornography stored on his computer.Who’s really taking care of you?

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Top 5 Heart Breaking Pictures Of Suffering Children Ever Taken

5. Iraqi Girl Crying After Her Family Died At A Checkpoint

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Iraqi girl (Photo credit: taringa.net)

Title: Iraqi Girl at Checkpoint, Tal Afar, Iraq, 2005

The blood-spattered, five-year-old girl at the Iraqi checkpoint showed a glimpse of a wider story. Samar Hassan’s parents were driving her brother back from the hospital when US soldiers opened fire. The soldiers had feared that the car was full of suicide bombers and gunned them down.

Only afterward did they see that it was a civilian family. These kinds of arbitrary civilian casualties were common during the Iraq War because soldiers were given liberal rights to take any means necessary to protect themselves.

In 2005, photographer Chris Hondros took one of the few images of this nature that reached popular imagination in the West. He delivered the picture despite orders to keep it. The order was due to the tight control over war photography at the time and because photographers found it too dangerous to travel there. Hondros died in the 2011 civil war in Libya.

The child’s face represented the civilian’s pain during the war. It is one of the most important photographs of the Iraq War. It also sowed skepticism in the public when they saw the people they were supposedly trying to help. The photo reached the Pentagon, and policies about checkpoints were changed due to the image.

4. Vulture Waiting For Girl To Die

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Vulture and the Little Girl (Photo credit: rarehistoricalphotos.com)

Title: The Vulture and the Little Girl, Ayod, South Sudan, 1993

Pictures can tell the truth with light and timing. In the bright day, the child was too weak to stand. She was only one of many in a South Sudan that was gradually starving to death. A vulture landed nearby to watch and wait for her to die.With the photographer nearby and the child still crawling, the vulture did not draw nearer. The girl supposedly made it to the feeding center nearby. Yet the picture became a “metaphor of Africa’s despair.”People knew that the Sudanese were starving. But when this was published in The New York Times in 1993, it opened many eyes. And it made hundreds ask: Why didn’t the photographer help the child?He chased the vulture away but left her to continue her painful crawl. Not everyone realized that photojournalists were told not to touch famine victims for fear of spreading disease.There was an outpouring of accusation toward Kevin Carter. Was it a photojournalist’s duty to intervene? A year after taking the picture, Carter took his own life.

3. A Fall From A Building Captured On Camera

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Boy falling down from a building (BBC: credit)

Title: Fire Escape Collapse, Boston, Massachusetts, 1975

Where should the line be drawn for releasing disturbing images? The photographer thought he was taking pictures of a routine rescue. The godmother and her goddaughter were crowded on the fire escape where a firefighter was moving to help.In the midst of the rescue, the fire escape collapsed. The photographer continued to take photos, freezing the terrible fall in picture. The victims seemed to be swimming through the air, their expressions clear in that instant.Photographer Stanley Forman turned away before they hit the ground because he didn’t want to see their deaths. The godmother, Diana Bryant, died when she hit the ground. But miraculously, she cushioned the fall for her two-year-old goddaughter, Tiare, who survives to this day.Forman won the Pulitzer Prize for his work. Almost overnight, fire escape safety became a nationwide debate. It led to numerous municipalities throughout the US changing their fire escape safety codes.

2. Young refugee lying lifeless

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Title: Death of Alan Kurdi, Bodrum, Turkey, 2015

When photographer Nilufer Demir came across the two-year-old Syrian boy washed up on the shore, Alan looked like he was sleeping. Demir took the pictures because that was “the only way to express the scream of his silent body.” Alan was a Syrian refugee of the ongoing civil war that has already killed hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians.Millions more are refugees, and the story of Alan’s family is a common one. Syrians who escape the fighting have reached refugee camps, only to find them overflowing and hungry. Chances to be transferred to a safer country can be frighteningly slim when the refugees have no connections or good source of income. Alan’s family was denied multiple times.In a last, desperate act, they paid to be smuggled out on an inflatable raft over open waters. The raft, holding twice its recommended capacity, capsized several minutes in, and bodies began to wash up on the Greek coast.It’s easier than ever to share a picture with the world. When Alan Kurdi’s picture was released, millions were viewing it within the day. It’s one of the most telling images in an ongoing war that many prefer to ignore.

1. Japanese Bombing Of Fleeing

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Title: Bloody Saturday, Shanghai, China, 1937

It is one of the most influential picture ever taken, It depicts when Japan was openly bombing and killing its way across China. But to most Americans, it was a distant conflict and not their problem.

The picture was taken after Japanese bombers attacked Shanghai in the middle of the day on Saturday, August 28, 1937. Bombs were dropped on a railway station where Japanese refugees were crowded.The picture was taken minutes after the bombs had fallen. Chinese photographer H.S. Wong recalled the horror as the dead and the living crowded the terminal. “My shoes were soaked with blood,” he said. a baby alone on the railroad tracks with the mother lying dead nearby. He took pictures before going to help the baby, who was soon taken by his father.

The pictures released in the Chinese press made their way overseas to the US.The Bloody Saturday (aka Shanghai Baby) photo caught the sympathy and shock of the public as it was released on every major news venue. Over 130 million people could now put a face to the tragedy.The Shanghai baby shocked the country, and condemnation of the war crashed down on Japan. It showed the devastation, death, and sorrow the war was bringing. It was one of the landmarks leading toward America’s entry into the war.Kellie McIntyre is a freelance writer working over social media and websites. An author of lists and articles, she has her niche in history, science, and pop culture. She’s found a slight niche in writing reviews for books and movies.

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5 major secrets spouses keep that hurt marriages

1. Unhappiness in the Marriage

Many people wander into a place where they are discontent with their marriage. The reasons for keeping it a secret could be fear of hurting feelings, thinking the problems will eventually sort themselves out, or maybe they just don’t want to admit that they have become unhappy. Sometimes it’s no one’s fault in particular. Sometimes bad habits have developed by both that just need work. In the end, though, the problem(s) is (are) not going to go away by themselves. They have to be brought into the open and dealt with. Otherwise, you and your spouse will continue to separate.

2. Fulfilling Intimacy Desires from Someone or Something Other Than a Spouse

It’s easy to see how an affair is hurtful to a marriage. But it’s the subtle things that are easily missed or justified long before an affair starts that lay the groundwork for disconnection. S** is designed to build intimacy between a husband and wife. Sexual satisfaction and fulfillment are reserved for a spouse. When sex is lacking, it needs to be addressed, talked about, and resolved. Counseling should be sought. When a spouse secretly seeks to satisfy him/herself sexually through masturbation, pornography, or an affair, it destroys intimacy. The soul bonds with those other things rather than the spouse. With every sexual engagement apart from the spouse, the desire for that spouse gets duller until the fire finally goes out.

3. Financial Decisions

No matter who is the primary breadwinner, in marriage, the money belongs to both of you, unless you have come to some sort of divided monetary agreement. Disagreements need to be talked about and worked out, not hidden. When one party makes financial decisions in secret that violate the couple’s agreement, it is a form of financial infidelity. One of the most important ingredients for a thriving marriage is trust. Keeping spending secrets is a major violation of trust and a fast track to disaster.

4. Disagreement

Quietly disagreeing with a decision a spouse makes undermines the relationship in two ways. First, it’s a silent lie. Dishonesty equals disunity. Second, feelings of disagreement have to settle somewhere, and when they are unresolved, they usually turn into resentment. Third, a married couple should always think of themselves as having one brain. Working through disagreement causes us to make more informed decisions, even when it is frustrating. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ginsberg couldn’t have been more opposite than deceased Justice Antonin Scala. However, in a moving tribute to Scala when he died, she said that when they disagreed her final opinion was always better because he was able to clearly state all of the weak points in his dissent. Silent dissent makes the relationship and the spouse weaker.

5. Past Relationships

Our past relationships significantly impact our current ones. We bring all of the wounds, baggage, and dysfunction they have caused into the marriage. Hiding it only leaves a spouse confused and separated. It is like a wall between one another. Do you have to share with one another all of the things you did physically in previous relationships? No. But it is important for them to know the level of intimacy and how you were affected by it. It’s good for them to know what went right and what went wrong. It helps them to know you better and how your past relational experience has formed you.

A Blind Man’s Love

A man married a beautiful girl. He loved her very much. One day she developed a skin disease. Slowly she started to lose her beauty. It so happened that one day her husband left for a tour. While returning he met with an accident and lost his eyesight. However, their married life continued as usual. But as days passed she lost her beauty gradually. Blind husband did not know this and there was not any difference in their married life. He continued to love her and she also loved him very much. One day she died. Her death brought him a great sorrow. He finished all her last rites and wanted to leave that town.

A man from behind called and said, “Now how will you be able to walk all alone? All these days your wife used to help you”. He replied, “I am not blind. I was acting because if she knew l could see her skin condition due to a disease, it would have pained her more than her disease. I didn’t love her for her beauty alone, but I fell in love with her caring and loving nature. So I pretended to be blind. I only wanted to keep her happy”.

Moral:

When you truly love someone, you will go to any extent to keep your loved one happy and sometimes it is good for us to act blind and ignore one another’s short comings in order to be happy. The Beauty will fade with time, but heart and soul will always be the same. Love the person for what he/she is from inside, not from outside.

Top 10 Richest Men in The World (2020)

Here are the top ten richest men in the world (2020 ):

1.Jeff Bezos

Source: Amazon

Net worth:$115.8 million

Jeff bezos is an American internet and aerospace entrepreneur, media proprietor, and investor. He is known as the founder, Chief executive officer, and president of Amazon.com, Inc. The company began as an online bookstore and has since expanded to a wide variety of other e-commerce products and services, including video and audio streaming, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence. It is currently the world’s largest online sales company, the largest internet company by revenue, as well as the world’s largest provider of AI assistance and cloud infrastructure services via its Amazon Web Services arm.


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2. Bill Gates

Source: Microsoft

Net worth: $110 billion

Bill gates is an American business magnate, software developer and philanthropist. He is known as the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation. Bill Gates co-founded Microsoft with childhood friend Paul Allen in 1975 in Albuquerque, New Mexico


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3. Bernard Arnault & family

Source: LVMH

Net worth: $101.2 billion

Bernard Arnault, $101.2bn. is a French billionaire business magnate, and art collector Arnault is the chairman and chief executive of LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton SE, LVMH, the world’s largest luxury-goods company. In April 2018, he became the richest person in fashion, topping Zara’s Amancio Ortega.


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4. Warren Buffett

Source: Berkshire Hathaway

Net worth:$84 billion

Warren Buffett is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist, who is the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is considered one of the most successful investors in the world and has a net worthof US$84bn billion as of December 2019, making him the fourth-wealthiest person in the world.


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5. Mark Zuckerberg

Source: Facebook

Networth: $71 billion

Mark Zuckerberg is an American internet entrepreneur and philanthropist. Zuckerberg is known for co-founding and leading Facebook, Inc. and its namesake social networking website as its chairman, chief executive officer, and controlling shareholder. He also co-founded and is a board member of the solar sail spacecraft development project Breakthrough Starshot. As of 2019, he is the only person under 50 in the Forbes ten richest people list, and the only one under 40 in the Top 20 Billionaires list.


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6. Amancio Ortega

Source: Zara

Net worth:$70 billion

Amancio Ortega, $70bn is a Spanish billionaire businessman. He is the founder and former chairman of Inditex fashion group, best known for its chain of Zara clothing and accessories shops. As of December 2019, Ortega had a net worth of $70 billion, making him the second-wealthiest person in Europe after Bernard Arnault, and the sixth-wealthiest in the world. For a brief period of time in 2015, he was the richest man in the world, bypassing Bill Gates when his net worth peaked to $80 billion as Zara’s parent company, Inditex’s, stock peaked.


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7. Larry Ellison

Source: Software(Oracle)

Larry Ellison
Net worth:$65.6 billion

Larry Ellison is an American businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who is a co-founder and the executive chairman and chief technology officer (CTO) of Oracle Corporation. As of October 2019, he was listed by Forbes magazine as the fourth-wealthiest person in the United States and as the sixth-wealthiest in the world, with a fortune of $67. 3billion, increased from $54.5 billion in 2018.


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8. Carlos Slim Helu & family

Source: Telecom

Net worth:$62.3 billion

Carlos Slim Helú is a Mexican business tycoon, investor, philanthropist, and engineer. From 2010 to 2013, Slim was ranked as the richest person in the world by the Forbes business magazine. He derived his fortune from his extensive holdings in a considerable number of Mexican companies through his conglomerate, Grupo Carso. As of October 2019, he is the eighth-richest person in the world according to Forbes’ listing of The World’s Billionaires, with he and his family having a net worth estimated at $59.5 billion. He is the richest person in Latin America.


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9 &10. Larry Page and Sergey Brin

Source: Google

Larry Page and Sergey Brin
Larry Page and Sergey Brin
Net Worth: 57.9bn

Larry Page, $57.9bn Larry Page is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur. He is known for being one of the co-founders of Google along with Sergey Brin.


Liverpool remains Undefeated For A Year After Beating Sheffield United

Liverpool made it an entire calendar year without a Premier League defeat as the runaway leaders beat Sheffield United 2-0 on Thursday.

Jurgen Klopp’s side moved 13 points clear of second-placed Leicester thanks to goals from Egypt forward Mohamed Salah and Senegal winger Sadio Mane at Anfield.

Liverpool’s 19th win in 20 league games this season completed an incredible 12 months for a team at the peak of their powers.

The Reds haven’t lost in 37 league games since a defeat at Manchester City on January 3, 2019, and it looks certain they will win the English title for the first time since 1990.

With a game in hand to further bolster their advantage, it would take an astonishing collapse to deprive Liverpool of their holy grail.

Winners of their last 18 home league games, Liverpool are unbeaten in 51 top-flight matches at Anfield dating back to April 2017.

Source: Vanguardnews

Beware!! 7 Scary Things That Will Happen If The Sun Dies

The sun has a life span of about ten billion years, and we’re already heading toward five billion years in That brings up an important question: What exactly is going to happen once the Sun reaches its limit?

Ok, here are 10 things that will happen once the sun dies:

7. The Greenhouse Effect Will Become Extremely Effective

Sun
The hot sun

One of the first things that will happen once the Sun exhausts its hydrogen is that it will brighten a lot. The brighter the Sun gets, the more of its energy the Earth will receive. The gases in our atmosphere—such as carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide—work like a blanket and already hold in heat from our star, allowing the planet to support life. With the Sun working overtime, these gases will hold in more of its energy. The Earth will become extremely hot, causing water all over the world to evaporate and create a dense cloud in the atmosphere. This cloud will protect the Earth’s surface from the Sun’s radiation for a while. After enough time, though, the heat will become too much, and the oceans will start boiling. At this point, it will be no longer possible for life to exist on Earth. If we’re not dead by then, we would certainly die from lack of water and excessive heat.

6. The Sun Will Expand

The sun (image credit: Getty Images}

Not only will the Sun become much brighter, but it will also increase greatly in size. Once it uses up all of its fuel, it will move on to the next phase in its life cycle: the red giant phase. Even though it increases in size, the actual temperature of the red giant phase is lower, at just 2,000 to 3,000 degrees Celsius.[3] That may seem hot, but in comparison to the Sun’s usual surface temperature of roughly 5,000 to 9,000 degrees Celsius, it is definitely cooler.Although this is how the Sun’s demise will occur, it is not true for all stars. Smaller stars, known as red dwarfs, are so weak that they simply go out once they use up their fuel (though they last much longer than other stars). On the other hand, blue and white giants are so big that they’ll fuse heavier elements until they develop an iron core. After that, they go supernova.

Read also: 10 facts about black holes you don’t know

5. . . And Then It Will Shrink

The sun (image credit: Getty Images}

Over time, the Sun will continue to change. When it’s through fusing helium, it won’t be able to do the same with the carbon, and it will finally shrink to a white dwarf. This phase is much smaller than the size of the original Sun.White dwarfs have much less energy, but what they do have is longevity.

These star remnants continue shining on for billions and billions of years, until at some point, far in the future, they turn into dead black dwarfs. It is impossible to know exactly how long this process will take, because astronomers currently believe that the universe isn’t even old enough yet for any black dwarfs to have formed!

4. Life May Form In Other Places

Stars (Credit: Anastasiia Shavshyna)

Although life on Earth would be long gone by the time the Sun becomes a red giant, that doesn’t mean it won’t reappear elsewhere. Jupiter and Saturn are both large planets with many moons, which could be habitable.

Europa and Ganymede are two moons that currently contain ice. That may not sound too hospitable (Europa’s widely accepted subsurface ocean notwithstanding), but once the Sun increases in size, though, it’ll be close enough to possibly warm the ice and create an environment suitable for more familiar-looking forms of life to exist.

Read also: Know more about eclipse

3. The Outer Solar System Will Finally Feel The Heat

Black sun (Image credit: Getty Images)

As already mentioned, the Sun will become a lot larger and brighter once it starts to die. This will cause nearby planets to turn into fiery wastelands, but what about planets and dwarf planets that are freezing far away? Take Pluto, for example: Right now, the temperature of Pluto varies from –233 to –223 degrees Celsius (–387 to –369 °F). That is freezing.Once the edge of the Sun gets closer, however, it will be able to warm Pluto and the other outer bodies up. While it is unlikely that life will form because not every necessary condition exists, they will remain as warm remnants of what the solar system used to be.This will change as the Sun shrinks into a white dwarf, but at least the outer solar system will be able to have a bit of the Sun’s warmth before it dies forever.

Read also: Know more about the moon

2. Human Life Will Definitely Be Impossible On Earth

Sun on flowers (Image credit: Getty Images)

Life may occur elsewhere, but it definitely won’t be happening on Earth. Unfortunately, everything that we’ve worked toward will go to ruin once the Sun dies. The surface of Earth will be way too hot to even consider life being possible. Even if we somehow create new anti-heat technology, it is unlikely we would be able to grow anything to eat or find water to drink. Everything that is necessary for survival will cease to exist.It’s odd thinking that at some point, all of this will no longer seem to matter. The Internet will be long dead, along with every memory we have of our Earth. This is why it is simply a hope that somewhere out there, life will start again. It is highly unlikely, though, that this life will look anything like the human race. Even if they do have the same features, it will take billions of years for life-forms to evolve again to where we are today.

1. Humans Could Find Another Way To Make It

A girl (Credit: Justin Lambert)

It is hard to predict exactly what kind of technology we might have in the future, but it’s fun to imagine the possibilities. We’re already coming close to seeing automated cars and other futuristic devices. For all we know, at some point before our time is up, we may create a way to travel to faraway planets. We know of places that could be habitable, so if it came down to it, we could try some of them out. It’s even possible that our race will have already expanded beyond our horizons and into countless other solar systems by the time the Sun starts to die.In the news, NASA is already working on a mission to Mars. Many other companies have advertised trying to be the first to colonize the red planet. If such a mission were to succeed, it could be revolutionary for the future of the human race.

The goal is for humans to be sent to Mars in the 2030s, which isn’t so far off. Mars would be a small feat in comparison to going to an entirely new galaxy, of course. But as Neil Armstrong said, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”We have to hope that we can avoid any other catastrophic events before we have a chance to search the universe. Most of what is out there is still unknown—our telescopes can only see so far. We do not know the entire expanse of the universe, nor do we know the extent of our own capabilities. Even though the end of the Sun may seem like the end of life as we know it, we could be wrong. For all we know, our minds could take us farther into the universe than we could possibly imagine.

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Legend: Nigeria’s Oldest Surviving Soldier, Pa Adama Aduku Dies At 101

The oldest surviving soldier of the Nigerian Army, Pa Adama Aduku is dead.

The World War II veteran died on Tuesday at age 101. The news of his death was announced on Wednesday by the Nigerian Army on their official Twitter handle, @HQNigerianArmy According to the post by the Nigerian Army, his death was announced by one of his relations on the Whatsapp platform of the Director Defence Information Defence Headquarters news platform early this morning.

Born 1918, to a peasant farmer at Abejukolo-Ife, at Omaha Local Government Area of Kogi State, Aduku joined the army in 1945. Aduku, on December 31, 2018, was presented with an award of excellence by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, given to him by the Nigerian army.

Top 5 Most Dangerous Sports In The World

Here are the the top five list of most dangerous sport. Take a look.

5. Skydiving

Skydiving is a method of falling from a high point to Earth with the aid of gravity, involving the control of speed during the fall with a parachute.

Image source: Getty images

Imagine falling with a faulty parachute-instant death. This makes it one of the world most deadliest sport. Surprisingly the death rate is low. This is due to all the precautions taking before Skydiving.


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4. Horseback Riding.

Horseback riding also known as equestrian activities, they include all sport involving horse rides.
Some of them include Racing.

Image source: Getty images
  • Showjumping.
  • Trail riding.
  • Polo.
  • Rodeo events.
  • Endurance riding.
  • Dressage.
  • Team chasing. Etc

Over 100 deaths per year are estimated to result from equestrian related activities, with 10-20 times as many head injuries occurring for each fatality.


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3. Mountaineering

Mountaineering is the set of activities that involves ascending mountains. Mountaineering-related activities include traditional outdoor climbing and skiing.

Image source: Getty images

Unlike most sports, mountaineering lacks widely-applied formal rules, regulations, and governance; mountaineers adhere to a large variety of techniques and philosophies when climbing mountains.It has a large number of death rate. Eleven people have been recorded to have died on mouth everest last week. This makes it one on the world most dangerous sport.


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2. Base jumping

According to Wikipedia, Base Jumping is parachuting from a fixed structure. “BASE” is an acronym that stands for four categories of fixed objects from which one can jump: building, antenna, span, and earth (cliff).

Image source: Getty images

This is one of the world’s most dangerous sport. It’s very similar to Skydiving. Skydiving involves jumping from a plane, while Base jumping involves jumping from a fixed structure.As of 14 October 2017, the BASE Fatality List by Blincmagazine.com records 328 deaths since April 1981

What is the world’s most deadliest sport?


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1. Bull Riding

Bull riding is a rodeo sport that involves a rider getting on a bucking bull and attempting to stay mounted while the animal tries to buck off the rider.

Image source: Getty images
Bull riding has been called “the most dangerous eight seconds in sports.” To receive a score, the rider must stay atop the bull for eight seconds with the use of one hand gripped on a bull rope tied behind the bull’s forelegs. Touching the bull or themselves with the free hand, or failing to reach the eight-second mark, results in a no-score ride. At least 21 professional bull riders have died since 1989, with true numbers likely far higher as amateur bull riders are not included in these statistics.

4 Amazing Features WhatsApp Is Bringing In 2020

Whatsapp is releasing amazing features to the app this year and here are just four(4) of the features we know for now.

Here is a list of the four new features coming to WhatsApp in 2020 also from pulse:

1. Dark Mode

According to Independent.co.uk, the Facebook-owned messaging app has been teasing the dark theme for months.

However, WaBetaInfo, a website that follows developments with the beta version of the app, has reported that the dark theme update is ready for the Android version of WhatsApp.

2. Disappearing Messages

This feature allows users to automatically delete messages after a stipulated period in both group chats and one-on-one conversations.

With this, The Guardian reports that users will be able to set the messages to be deleted automatically after an hour, a day, a week, a month or a year.

3. Ads (Advertisement)

The platform plans to start inserting promos into WhatsApp Status posts from 2020. This was reportedly revealed at the 2019 Facebook Marketing Summit in the Netherlands.

WaBetaInfo describes the ads as “status advertisements” adding that “they won’t be invasive and they will appear very rarely between a lot of status updates. ”

This feature is currently available on WhatsApp’s sister app Instagram.

3. Reverse Image Search

As the most popular messaging app across Africa, Whatsapp has been flagged as a major medium of choice for spreading fake news.

A recent report by the Center for Democracy and Development and the University of Birmingham on WhatsApp’s role during Nigeria’s February elections showed that parents and grandparents as the “biggest sharers” of misinformation.

The platform plans to fight the spread of fake news with a new feature called the reverse image search tool. This lets you figure out the original sender of any image.

WhatsApp’s previous attempts to tackle fake news includes letting users identify forwarded messages and limiting users to five text forwards.

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