Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Women Are Not Apples - Why I Don't Agree With Jim Iyke on Finding The One

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Nollywood actor Jim Iyke shared the above picture on Instagram along with the write up below...

"Women are like apples on trees, the best ones are on the top of the tree. The men don't want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of falling and don't want to get hurt. Instead they get the cold manipulating easier climbs. So, the apples at the top think something is wrong with them, when in reality they are amazing. They just have to wait for the right man to come along, the one who's brave enough to climb all the way to the top because they value quality away from d spotlight. #bae #angeleyes

A lot of women see the analogy, place themselves where they will and either agree or disagree with him. Those who think they are at the top of the tree and are being praised by Jim Iyke and called wife material, are very happy. Those who may have had one or two boyfriends, feel chastised and unhappy.

#EbolaOutbreak - Should People Who Escape Quarantine Be Publicly Named And Identified?

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It was earlier reported that a nurse, who had previously had contact with the Liberian Ebola patient Patrick Sawyer while he was at the First Consultants Hospital in Lagos, had fled quarantine in Lagos and returned to her home in Enugu thereby putting 20 more people at risk of the deadly virus.

Reno Omokri, President Jonathan's social media asssistant is now asking for feedback.

Do you think public health officials should expose the identities people who escape quarantine in order to protect innocent lives? Let's discuss!

North West Scores First Fashion Editorial For CR Fashion Book

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have scored for their baby daughter North West her first big solo fashion editorial. The 13-month-old is photographed for the latest issue of Carine Roitfeld's CR Fashion Book.

One could be forgiven for saying this is Nori's second editorial for CR Fashion book, the magazine featured Kim Kardashian while she was pregnant with North [see pics].

In the editorial, North West is in a sitting pose with a Chanel bag and a cloth flower brooch pinned to her knit top. She is described as 'The Future' in a quote above her that goes on to say;

Brazil Presidential Candidate Eduardo Campos Dies In Plane Crash With Wife And Son

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Brazilian Socialist Party presidential candidate Eduardo Campos has died after his aides say they lost contact with his plane. The private plane that was reportedly carrying a Brazilian presidential candidate crashed, according to  Reuters.

Seven people were on the plane, the Associated Press reports. Local media had reported earlier that Campos' wife and son were also on the plane.

In addition to the Campos family, two pilots, a campaign photographer, and a press advisor were also on the plane. The police told Reuters that there were multiple fatalities but did not say how many.

See more pictures from the crash site below...

#MikeBrown - Black Teen Killed By Police Inspires Touching #IfTheyGunnedMeDown Pictures

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Mixed reactions followed the shooting death of Missouri teenager, Mike Brown, who was about to leave for college a couple of weeks before he was shot by police, leading to violent protests in his hometown [read report].

Now those riots have been ended by security agencies and the FBI have begun to investigate the shooting, but the portrayal of the teen in most media reports have led to a different kind of protest on social media.

On Twitter, the conversation has spawned a viral hashtag #IfTheyGunnedMeDown, started by Twitter user @CJ_Musick_Lawya "to make a statement on how the media draws a biased narrative when it comes to telling the stories of black men and women."

Remember how the hoodie suddenly got a bad rap after Trayvon Martin? Check out some positive and negative comparison pictures being shared under this hashtag that is turning out to be more powerful than the originator could have imagined.

Celine Dion Puts Career on Hold To Care For Husband Diagnosed With Cancer

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Superstar vocalist, Celine Dion is putting her career on hold to care for her ill husband Rene Angelil.

The couple currently live in Las Vegas with their three children where Celine Dion has a residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The singer briefly retired from performing in 1999 when her husband battled throat cancer. She came back to singing after he beat the cancer.

The 46-year-old singer is taking another break again because Angelil's health problems have returned.

Angelil, 72, had surgery to remove a cancerous tumour from his throat last December, leading to a 'very difficult and stressful time' for the family. Celine Dion asked for understanding in a statement released today.

Australian Man Mocks Nigerians About Ebola With Tweets Of Fake $10,000 Scam

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An Australian man named Andrew Sayer has gone on Twitter to mock Nigerians about Ebola in the country, with a fabricated story about giving $10,000 to his Nigerian friend Oghenekohwo whom he says he is now looking for.

Andrew Sayer says Oghenekohwo is yet to reply his e-mails, adding that since his friend has gone off the radar, he fears that this friend of his, whom he says lives in Port Harcourt, may have contracted the deadly Ebola virus.

Andrew then scam baits wannabe 419ers by saying he plans to send more money to this friend whenever he responds. Read the tweets below, and share your thoughts...

What I find galling and also sad is that Nigerians on social media did not immediately see through this spoof. The conversation on blogs and Twitter seem to tilt to believing this foolish story and consoling Andrew Sayer for having been duped of his hard earned money by a Nigerian scammer.

21 Suspected Ebola Cases In Enugu As Nurse Who Treated Patrick Sawyer Escapes Quarantine

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A nurse, who had previously had contact with the Liberian Ebola patient Patrick Sawyer while he was at the First Consultants Hospital in Lagos, has fled quarantine in Lagos and returned to her home in Enugu.

This risky decision, and her resulting contact with 20 other people, has put the Enugu State government on high alert, ChannelTV reports.

Minister of Information Labaran Maku has disclosed that the nurse and the 20 people she was in contact with are currently under surveillance in Enugu.

#LeftHandersDay: Research Reveals 6 Surprising Facts About Left Handed People

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August 13th is Left Handers' Day and the day is set aside for left handed people to encourage each other and lobby against different forms of discrimination from the general society.

This year, 2014, marks the 22nd annual celebration. The first celebration took place in 1976 to promote awareness of left handers' and the struggles they face with the day-to-day products catered towards the right-handed predominant population.

It is estimated that up to 10 percent of the world's population are left-handers and even now, many are still discriminated in society for being born that way.

Scientists have studied left handers' for a while now to see what differences they boast in comparison to their peers. Check out six surprising discoveries they found below:

The Kim Kardashian-West Effect? Ciara and Future, Chyna and Tyga Call Off Engagements

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Ciara and Black Chyna are good friends of Kim Kardashian, and something that usually happens when you have a close friend in a good relationship, is that you want the same for yourself.

Most often, if you're already hitched, you more easily see the flaws in your man, and you are less tolerant of those flaws. Could that be the case for Ciara and Chyna who see their friend happy in her marriage with a man who respects and loves her, and they now can't settle for less?

In a recent interview Ciara was in tears as she talked about how much she loves her fiance Future, but 3 months after the birth of their son, baby Future, Ciara has broken up with the rapper.