Saturday, 7 May 2016

Gulf of alaska, one of nature's wonder!!!


                                     


It stretches out into the open, one of the best wonder of nature I have in my experience as I journey through life. The "Gulf of Alaska" is an arm of the Pacific Ocean defined by the curve of the southern coast of Alaska, stretching from the Alaska Peninsula and Kodiak Island in the west to the Alexander Archipelago in the east, where Glacier Bay and the Inside Passage are found.
According to the United States Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System, the Gulf of Alaska is bounded on the north by the coast of Alaska and on the south by a line running from the south end of Kodiak Island on the west to Dixon Entrance on the east.

Friday, 6 May 2016

TEEBILLZ ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY WITH STRONG MEN BEHIND HIM


On the 28th of April 2016, Teebillz and Tiwa Savage went from the celebrity couple everybody admired to the most controversial celebrity home in the entertainment industry. Following his now infamous meltdown on social media which led to him allegedly wanting to take his life, Teebillz has begun seeking help as he looks to pick himself up from his setbacks in the past week.

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Janet Jackson is reported pregnant at age 49



 
This is could be true but there won't be prove for months. Naturally the news has caused a stir on social medial and elsewhere. “Janet Jackson pregnant? How is that possible at her age? Surrogate?” asked one person, while another wrote, “Like biologically, I don’t understand.” View another photo after the cut

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

72-Year Old Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sentenced to 12 Years Imprisonment for Corruption


Sheldon silver


A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced former New York State Assembly Speaker, Sheldon Silver, 72, to 12 years in imprisonment in addition to fines totalling $1.75 million for corruption.

According to the New York Times, the judge, Valerie Caproni, in sentencing Silver, said at first that the many letters written on his behalf demonstrated that he went “above and beyond the call of duty many times”.

Beyonce and Jay Z/ Beyonce trying to save her marriage -cousin Shanica Knowles


"Beyonce has been encouraged to write about the affair rumours to help her deal with it all and help her determine whether she could work through everything or have to end the marriage.

Bella Hadid COVERS Vogue Turkey

Bella Hadid goes 'Hollywood Movie Star' Glam for the May 2016 issue of Vogue Magazine Turkey. Her very first Vogue cover, model Bella looks amazing in an all white Givenchy crop top & skirt while posing outside a trailer. In the inside spread of the magazine, she stuns in outfits from designer brands such as Lanvin, Loewe, Roberto Cavalli, Miu Miu & Philipp Plein. See more photos after the cut.

Afeni Shakur Davis is dead

Popular dead rapper, 2pac Shakurs mom, Afeni Shakur Davis is dead. She was popular for having been pregnant with 2 pac while she served Jail time.

ZHAOSHU FISHERMEN

These Fishermen of Zhaoshu Island looked like and art work when I first saw the pictures on CCTV News on Facebook. The art is artistic and beautiful. View more pictures after the cut.
Meet the fishermen of Zhaoshu Island
More than 200 residents live on the beautiful Zhaoshu Island in Sansha city, Hainan Province - most earn a crust by fishing on the island.
Since the city was officially established in 2012, residents’ life has undergone a spectacular makeover. Infrastructure has been developed, including power plants and seawater desalinization plants. A ring road around the island was also completed at the end of 2012, shortening travel times for residents.
Gain an insight into the life of the fishermen on the idyllic Zhaoshu Island by checking out the photos below.

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OSCROYAL.COM HAS A NEW CHAT PLATFORM

Basket mouth shared this picture on his instagram page. Who knows what it means.
OSCroyal.com has a new chat platform. You can post messages as anonymous, interract with friends, discuss a known topic, and lots more. wishing you the most fun. 

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WIZKID : SWEET LOVE

Wizkid Dayo has always identified with the needs of the less privileged and maintained that he too struggled before he achieved greatness. He posted the above picture on instagram, and tagged it #sweetlove. View another picture after the cut

OLYMPIC FLAME ARRIVES BRAZIL

Sahara Reporters published the the Olympic flames have arrived Brazil. Be expectant of the 2016 Olympic games. More photos after the cut. The 2016 Rio games commences in August

Peter P square + Dangote


Mr P shared a picture of himself and Nigeria and Africas richest man Aliko Dangote. Earlier Mr P had shared a picture saying he was preparing for greatness. He has, over the past month spent much of his time at the gym or studio... #Preparing for greatness. The two make a wonderful pair. View more pictures after the cut.
 

GENNY IS 35


It will be totally unfair if I ''ran''a blog that does not recognize the outstanding talents we have in the movie/entertainment industry. Genny celebrated her birthday a couple of days back. I'm wishing her a happy birthday. Wishing her lots of love and fun from family and friends even as she celebrates. View more photos + her vacation in South Africa after the cut.

REEKADO BANKS TO DROP NEW ALBUM SOON

Marvin records have posted that one of its top signed artiste Reekado Banks will be releasing a new song or album soon and adviced fans to turn on their Marvin records notification to be the first to receive an alert foir the the son when its release... Reekardo Banks was recently spotted in the United Kingdom with Koredo Bello. View more photos after the cut.

LIFESTYLE: THE IKEJIS

It turns out that apart from blogging, the Ikejis have a life, lol. See more photos of Linda, Laura, their cousin and other family and friends having a fun time..

METROGYPSIE PHOTOS

If you follow metrogypsie, then I'm sure you understand what it means to be addicted. I saw these pictures of her looking stunning and 'takeaway'. I loved the dress sense and combination. She tagged one of the pictures #denin life- deuces to the drama.View more pictures after the cut..

COMEDIAN BASKET MOUTH IS NOW A PRIEST / PHOTO

This is picture of comedian basket mouth dedicating a baby. I don't know when he became a preacher, but he seems to be doing pretty well at it... View another picture after the cut..

ON MET GALA: KIMS INSTAGRAM PHOTOS

Kim took to her instagram to show pictures of herself and her husband, Kanye. View the pictures and some of her comments...more photos after the cut..

Mr P Psquare: Preparing myself for Greatness

Mr P posted this picture on instagram tagged preparing myself for greatness. We actually think he has done pretty well for himself, but those moves though... got me thinking that Mr P has got something up his sleeves. He's been working out and doing a lot of studio work...... Expecting a new solo album from him soon, I'm just saying. View more pictures after the cut..

PHOTOS: KOREDO Bello and REEKADO Banks

Koredo Bello and Reekado Banks, both of marvin records have been having fun time wih fans in the U.k. view pictures of them performing on stage after the cut..

JADORE FASHION: Neutral Tones

Hello Fashion lovers. Jadore Fashion is here again. I decided to add a picture of Mrs Esthers handsome husband and son. I guess ''before" every great woman there is a great man ..#winks.
See photos of Esther in mind blowing shots after the cut.

What I Am Wearing:
Asos skirt // Forever 21 blouse // Schutz shoes

Neutral tones create a light and fresh appeal when it comes to spring styling as showcased on today’s look.

From the pale blush tone blouse, to the white blush skirt and beige sandals , today’s look revolves around neutral tones. The wrap skirt is a stand out piece and the style and structure makes it a unique and fun skirt.

EARTH LIFE PLANETS DISCOVERED

Astronomers claim to have discovered earth like planets in the horizon, but for a distance of 40 million light years away... Who knows if we'll ever understand the reality of scientific discoveries. Read the extract below.
Astronomers discover Earth-like planets in the horizon
Dear Earth, you might have a competitor.
A group of international astrophysicists have discovered three “potentially habitable” Earth-sized planets that were found orbiting a dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 some 40 light years away. Compared to the Milky Way galaxy, which is 100,000 light years away, these planets are relatively closer, according to the scientists.
The team led by Michael Gillon, an expert from University of Liege in Belgium, added that astronomers should be able to study the composition of the planets and their atmospheres and even look for chemical signals of life.
According to their study published in Nature journal, it was possible that the newly discovered planets possess habitable regions, though additional studies were needed to make thorough analyses.
Based on their observations so far, the experts concluded that those planets were roughly the size of Earth and might be rocky. But preliminary study suggested that it was hard to predict whether they were really suitable for life due to the complexities like their clouds and atmospheres.
But for now, the Earth is the only habitable planet – and amid increasing threats from global warming, it would only be wise to protect the homeland.

FASHION: MISS KEDIKE/ LAURA IKEJI/ THE KNOWELS


I saw this amazing photo of chidinma (aka Mrs kedike) on her instagram page, she looked so beautiful. Her trademark low cut hair is somethings that looked exceptional/spotting in this new photo. View pictures of Laura Ikeji and beyonce after the cut

PHOTOS: MET Gala Night

The met Gala night which held about two nights ago attracted celebrities who were stunning on the red carpet. Some of these celebrities included Kim Kardashian and her husband Kanye West, who also happened to be the best dressed at the event. However queen Beyonce turned up for the event without her husband Jay Z or her wedding ring, amid rumors of her husbands infidelity. The rumors started after the release of Beyonces recent album Lemonade in which her lyrics insinuated her pain from her lost child and her husbands infidelity. View more pictures after the cut.

KOREDO BELLO IN STYLISH NEW PHOTO

Marvins records: Koredo bello posted this beautiful picture of himself looking out of a window into the street and holding a guitar.

Upcoming Nigerian actress,Genevieve Nene is dead

Upcoming Nigerian actress, Genevieve Nene who was said to be ill and on care died on may 3. At the time of posting this publication, the cause of death has not been made known yet. Her fans are already on Instagram waiting for the cause of death to be announced to the general public.
Friend, family and loved ones are still overwhelmed by this sad news coming to them as many of them are yet to believe that Genevieve Nene is really dead but some already accepted her fate and said their R.I.P, including her fans on Instagram.

Nigerian artiste, Ketchup, is presently in coma


According to reports, the “Show me your rozzay” crooner allegedly had a terrible fall from a fly board, yesterday, April 4, while in Dubai. He went into coma and doctors are currently battling to save his life.

One of his close pals on social media took to instagram to wish him quick recovery as seen below:

We wish him quick recovery!

2016 budget stress##President Buhari returns 2016 budget to NASS for the 3rd time

President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly returned the controversial 2016 budget to the National Assembly for the third time.

The budget which has been an issue of serious debate in the past few months, was said to have been returned to the lawmakers on Tuesday, May 3, after it emerged that the president was still unhappy with some of its contents.

According to Vanguard, the 2016 appropriation bill was returned for further legislative work as principal officers and members of the review committee from both legislative chambers met for about two hours on Tuesday evening.

A source close to the committee revealed that the president refused to touch the budget after it was submitted to him because there were still issues he was not comfortable with.

“The budget got to the State House at about 1.10am and Mr. President went through it early this morning and still had some issues with some of the figures. I can not tell you exactly what it was but I think the insertions made by the lawmakers were not significantly altered.

“You know the lawmakers had moved some allocations for key projects that are dear to the president to other areas especially to their constituency projects. Of course, they have changed some but I believe Mr. President is not satisfied with the reconciliation they made. I think this is one of the reasons why it was returned,” the anonymous source revealed.

Speaking further, the impeccable source told Vanguard that the president would assent to the budget on Wednesday, May 4, only if the lawmakers make all the corrections and transmit the document to him tonight.

According to him: “I can assure you, Mr. President is desirous to sign the budget because he is aware and has acknowledged that Nigerians are going through hardship.

“He is also concerned so if the budget is cleaned up this night and sent to him, he will sign it as soon as possible. That I know very well.”

And while the 2016 budget is yet to be signed by the president, the ministry of budget and national planning says it has begun the preparation of 2017 budget.

The minister of state budget and national planning, Zainab Ahmed who was quoted in a statement signed by Charles Dafe, director of Information in the ministry, disclosed this when the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) paid her a courtesy visit.

The ministry solicited the support of ANAN to build the capacity of the staff on Zero-Based Budgeting (ZBB) application.

Nigeria employs an Indian coach

The Nigerian Cricket Foundation has disclosed that the employment of an Indian coach will reflect positive performance at the World Cricket League Division 5 to be hosted by the United  Kingdom later in May, 2016.

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Tee Billz is irresponsible - Foluke Daramola's husband reveals

Just few days back Tee Billz’s third baby mama and sugar mummy, Dr Vivian Oputa was unveiled as Tiwa Savage remains more broken about the ongoing separation between herself and her husband.
Many believed that Tiwa Savage was lying when she revealed that Tunji Balogun does not take care of their baby Jamil but another revelation disclosed that Tee Billz does not also take care of his other children. According to Encomium Magazine, they disclosed that the 37-year old man also neglects his daughter Onah, from Dr Vivian Oputa.

Yinka Folawiyo Petroleum begins oil production in Lagos

Despite the lingering oil crisis in Nigeria, an oil firm, Yinka Folawiyo Petroleum Company Limited (YFP), says it has begun the production of crude oil from its Aje Field located in Block OML 113, offshore Lagos.

According to firm, Aje field has production capacity of 40,000 barrels of oil per day and storage capacity of 750,000 barrels.

Speaking through a statement, Bolaji Musa the oil firm’s General Manager said the oil firm is a wholly owned Nigerian company and Operator of OML113. The other partners are: New Age Exploration Nigeria Limited, EER (Colobus) Nigeria Limited, Pan Petroleum (Panoro Energy) Aje Limited and PR Oil & Gas Nigeria Limited.

“After over 25 years of exploratory, appraisal and developmental activities, YFP has successfully pioneered the opening of the Frontier Benin Embayment. The Aje Field is the first field to record production from this part of Nigeria and is the first production outside of the Niger Delta.

“Commissioning of the Front Puffin FPSO was successfully completed after its arrival in Nigeria on 16th March 2016.

“We are very proud of and appreciative of the efforts, determination and commitment, of the entire Aje Project team past and present, the constant support from our regulators, the DPR and Ministry of Petroleum and our financiers. We believe this crucial support will spur us on to even greater achievements.

“The Aje Field contains hydrocarbon resources in sandstone reservoirs in three main levels – a Turonian gas condensate reservoir, a Cenomanian oil reservoir and an Albian gas condensate reservoir,” YFP added.

Also quoted in the statement, its chairman Tunde Folawiyo said: “The attainment of this milestone is indeed a laudable achievement not just for YFP but for the Nigerian oil and gas industry as a whole and indeed Lagos State which can now be addressed as an oil producing state. Recording this achievement in the present global oil climate together with the peculiar challenges of the field is clearly no mean feat.”

Aje is an offshore field located in OML 113 in the Dahomey Basin in the Southwest. The field is situated in water depths ranging from 100 to 1,000 metres, about 24 km from the coast.

Meanwhile, Femi Otedola, Nigerian business mogul, has lost more than $400 million in the past nine weeks. According to Vanguard, Otedola’s loss of his personal fortune came as a result of a 43.5% shed off in stock price of Forte Oil, the Nigerian-listed energy behemoth he controls.

Tee Billz may face jail terms for attempted suicide.

According to reports,Tunji Balogun, a.k.a Tee Billz, the estranged husband of Mavins Firstlady, Tiwa Savage, may face a prison term for attempted suicide under the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Teebillz was reported to have attempted committing suicide on Thursday, April 28, 2016, at the Ikoyi-Lekki bridge in Lagos.

According to sources,under the laws of the country, anyone caught attempting suicide is liable to face a year in prison.

Section 327 of the Nigerian Criminal Code states that “Any person who attempts to kill himself is guilty of a misdemeanour and liable to imprisonment for 1 year”.

However, from records, no one as ever been convicted with this form of crime.

Source : stargist.com

Militants are taking the fight to the Fulani herdsmen as they have given them two weeks ultimatum to leave the South-East and South-South states.

Niger Delta agitators under the aegis of Concerned Militant Leaders (CML) have announced that they will declare war if Fulani herdsmen fail to leave the South-East and South-South states within two weeks.

The Sun reports that the group issued a warning on Tuesday, May 3, in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital, following recent attacks and killings of innocent people by herdsmen

The CML spokesperson, simply known as General Ben, stressed that the federal government should within the 14 days deadline tell Nigerians who the Fulani herdsmen are, otherwise, the spate of killings of the “so-called herdsmen” would be unprecedented.

General Ben noted that the group had been patiently waiting for the government’s reaction to the gruesome murder of innocent people.

Expressing disappointment that the federal government had not demonstrated genuine commitment to checkmate activities of the herdsmen, the spokesman said:

“After two weeks, starting from today, Tuesday, May 3, we are going to search for Fulani herdsmen. Since federal government cannot tell us who they are up till now, we are going to look for them.”

Describing the attacks as provocative and challenging, General Ben stressed that the criminals would not go without taking revenge.

“The Fulani herdsmen have indirectly challenged us, asking us what we can do. But, we promise them that we will not allow them to go without taking revenge. It is an insult and we will give them back,” he vowed.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has restated his administration’s resolve to deal decisively and expeditiously with the continued attacks on communities across the country by Fulani herdsmen.

According to Buhari, a directive has been issued to the national security agencies to take all necessary action to apprehend and expose those behind the heinous attacks.

Incredible Military Issued Flashlight Now Available To Public

With the rise of domestic terrorism and stricter gun laws to contend with, American's are searching for better ways to protect themselves and their families against crime.
The solution? Tactical flashlights. These are becoming such popular self-defense tools in the wake of recent terror events that some companies like X700 Tactical Flashlights can't keep up with demand.
"We had to open up a second factory just to keep up with the massive amounts of orders coming in."
The X700 Tactical Flashlight is currently the most popular tactical flashlight of choice for most American's due to it's powerfully disorienting "strobe mode" that allows the user to flash a blinding strobe light into the attackers eyes, leaving them "disoriented beyond belief."
How effective are tactical flashlights, really?
If you've ever had someone take a picture of you at night with the flash on, you'll know how it takes a minute or two for your eyes to re-adjust. Now imagine that flash is 100x brighter and is strobing directly into your eyes. You wouldn't be able to see a thing, and would most likely lose your sense of balance.
That's what you get with a tactical flashlight like the X700 Tactical Flashlight. The strobe feature is designed to ruin an attacker's eye sight, so they can't see what they're doing, letting you safely run away- or if need be, gain the advantage and attack them.
The truth is, most people underestimate the importance of owning a tactical flashlight. Whether you're walking alone at night, driving somewhere and break down, or just want a light bright enough to deter animals while you're camping, tactical flashlights are so bright they give you the advantage.
Not to mention if you're in an emergency situation, what better way to call attention to yourself than with a powerful light that can be seen for up to 2 miles away!
Tactical flashlights like the X700 Tactical Flashlight are used by the U.S. Navy Seals, the Coast Guard, Firemen, Policemen, U.S. Search and Rescue and now American citizens.
"In times like these, it's more important than ever for Americans to be prepared for anything, and this flashlight is one of the best pieces of gear to have as it can be used in almost every situation, from self defense to finding your dog at night..."
These $200 lights are currently selling for 75% off their normal price! So it's a good time to get them at a discounted price. If you want to make sure you and your loved ones are always prepared for the worst, this flashlight is a great start. It has our vote so much that we made sure everyone on our staff had at least 4.

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Super human not superhuman

It’s a common urban legend: a mother lifts up a car to save her screaming child pinned underneath. And every now and then, this incredible feat of"hysterical strength" seems to really happen.   In 2012, Lauren Kornacki, a 22-year-old woman in Glen Allen, Virginia,raised a BMW 525i off her father when the car toppled from a jack. Seven years earlier, a man named Tom Boyle hoisted a Chevy Camaro, freeing a trapped cyclist in Tucson, Arizona. The events don't always involve vehicles, like when Lydia Angyiou went toe-to-toe with a polar bearin northern Quebec to protect her son and his friends while they played hockey. Scientists have only a tentative understanding of what exactly might be behind hysterical strengthRiveting as these accounts are, scientists have only a tentative understanding of what exactly might be behind hysterical strength. After all, the spontaneous, life-and-death situations that apparently unleash it do not lend themselves to rigorous study."You can't really design an experiment to do this in a lab and make people think they're going to die," says E Paul Zehr, a professor of neuroscience and kinesiology at the University of Victoriain British Columbia, Canada."Something has to happen by fluke."Nevertheless, numerous lines of research, particularly on athletes, have given us compelling insights into the physiological and psychological elements of hysterical strength."Clearly, we have it in us," says Robert Girandola, an associate professor of kinesiology at the University of Southern California. "It's not some supernatural force that's causing that strength."Super human, not superhuman. Before delving further, let's establish a key point about hysterical strength: the amounts of mass often claimed to be involved in the events are less than reported.Take the archetypal car-lifting example. A person exhibiting hysterical strength is reckoned to have lifted at least 3000lbs (or about a tonneand a half) – the ballpark weight of a mass-market, non-truck, passenger vehicle. This kind of lift is essentially a"dead lift," where someone crouches down and then lifts an object, like a barbell with a bunch of weights on it, completely off the floor.Could everyday folk really heft threetimes the world record?The world record for deadlifting, however, stands at a mere 1,155lbs (524kg), held by Zydrunas Savickas, four-time winner of the World's Strongest Man competition. Could everyday folk really heft three times the world record? Probably not. Most reported hysterical strength examples describe a person lifting a portion of a vehicle several inches off the ground, and not an entireautomobile. There's the catch: three of the vehicle's wheels – or maybe even all four, depending on the suspension – remain on the ground, distributing the total weight of the vehicle. Furthermore, a vehicle's mass is not apportioned evenly; the heaviest part isthe engine block, at the front-centre, not at the periphery where the lifting is taking place.Put that all together – and not to take away from the courage of those who have put themselves at risk to save others – but someone in the standard hysterical strength scenario is probably lifting more on the order of several hundred pounds, not an Incredible Hulk-esque few thousand."You're not lifting the whole car, of course," says Girandola. More from the muscles still, for the vast majority of us who aren't natural beefcakes, such a huge deadlift is nothing to sneeze at. So howis hysterical strength, even in this moredown-to-Earth conception, possible?One major clue is that we humans are, quite simply, stronger than we realise. Our movements are controlled by the contraction of muscles through signalsrelayed by nerves. When going about our daily lives, our bodies tend to use whatever the least amount is of muscle-and-nerve "motor units" to perform an action. "Your muscles are normally activated in a very certain way that's really efficient," says Zehr. "Why use your whole muscle mass to lift up a cup of coffee?"When we need to lug that couch up thestairs, we can simply recruit more motor units. Yet even when we feel we are at our limit, we most certainly are not.Estimates vary, but researchers have pegged the amount of muscle mass recruited during maximal exercise at around 60%; even elite athletes who have trained to get more output from their musculature might only harness around 80% of their theoretical strength.Why do we keep so much in reserve? Safety, essentially. If we were to exert our muscles to or beyond their absolute maximum, we could tear muscle tissue, ligaments, tendons and break bones, leaving us in dire straits."Our brains are always trying to make sure we don't get pushed too far to where we actually damage something,"says Zehr. "If you actually used all the possible force or all the possible energy you could to complete exhaustion, you'd wind up getting into a situation where you might die."Pain and fatigue as semi-illusionsTo duly disincentivise us from incapacitating ourselves, we have evolved to feel pain and distress duringperiods of high exertion. Experiences of those feelings thus dissuade us from trying to move something that we judge to be too heavy, like a car, under ordinary circumstances. Though our muscles seem to be screaming out "stop!", in many cases, we could do more without incurring injury. Until around 15 years ago, exercise science had long chalked up muscle fatigue solely to physiological factors within the muscles themselves.The 1922 Nobel Prize in Physiology winner, AV Hill, established the dogma that the limiting factor in strenuous exercise was simply the body's ability to take in and disseminate energy-unlocking oxygen to muscles.This "brainless model," in the words of Timothy Noakes, an emeritus professor in the Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine at the University of Cape Town, has withered in recent years. Noakes' work and that of other researchers has reframed the brain not as a bystander, but as a"central governor", with primary responsibility for performance. Per the new thinking, the pain of muscle fatigue is more of an emotion than a reflection of the physical state of exerted muscles in question.Zehr offers a telling anecdote to illustrate the central governor hypothesis. He remembers 30-odd years ago, his martial arts teacher asked the class to do a leg conditioning stance that really strainedthe thigh muscles. When the students finally felt they couldn't take the burn anymore and broke their stance, their teacher asked why. "We'd say, 'our legsjust gave out' and we'd 'reached our limits'," says Zehr. The teacher responded that if that were so, instead of standing there offering excuses, shouldn't Zehr and his fellows have collapsed onto the floor?   The takeaway: our brain, rather than our body, largely says when it's time to quit, based on our psychology instead of the physiology of oxygen-starved muscles.So what is it psychologically that allows athletes – and for that matter, hysterical strengthers – to overcome their brain's protestations to physical exertion?There might be an underlying genetic component to the subjectivefeeling of painTraining, which can be thought as frequent exposure to the psychologicalpain of effort, certainly helps in getting one accustomed to and "pushing through" the agony. There might also be an underlying genetic component tothe subjective feeling of pain, so some people have a harder time getting as close to their theoretical maximum output, says Zehr. Truly elite athletes might have a built-in advantage of being physiologically predisposed to superior performance. Either way, it's little surprise that, in studies, highly trained triathletes have reported higherpain thresholds than average folk.A hard-to-calculate, but titanic factor behind hysterical strength is, of course,motivation. "We can force ourselves to ignore some of those pain signals," says Zehr.As strong as the motivation might be for succeeding in an athletic contest, the motivation can be arguably mightier for someone directly experiencing danger, or empathising with another in harm's way. "If you're ina situation where it's all risk, and the reward is that you live, you're going to risk everything," says Zehr. "There is nonext step unless you do that.""We always act with reserve but that control can be overridden," agrees Cape Town's Noakes. "I am aware of people doing remarkable feats in war when if they were caught, they would be killed. They have run for days without food or drink."Adrenaline rushA key actor in pushing the body to extremes is the well-known "adrenalinerush," where hormones such as epinephrine (aka adrenaline) surge out of our adrenal glands, into our blood and throughout the body."The release of adrenaline is rapid – seemingly instantaneous – so that we can respond accordingly to fight-or-flight situations," says Gordon Lynch, a physiologist at the University of Melbourne, Australia.A key actor in pushing the body to extremes is the well-known ‘adrenaline rush’Physiologically, adrenaline boosts breathing and heart rate, flooding our muscles with extra, oxygenated blood for more forceful contractions. Nerves from the spinal cord running to our bodies' muscles are more easily able to recruit motor units, again harnessingmore of a muscle's total strength. "The more motor units that are recruited, thegreater the force that can be developed," says Lynch.  Furthermore, during a stressful, adrenaline-fueled situation, the body's pain sensitivity seems to fall, as suggested by numerous anecdotes of injuries incurred and only later fathomed. For example,according to the writer Jeff Wise, only upon returning home from having lifted a caroff of a teenager, Boyle – the Arizonianman – felt pain in his mouth. It turned out he had unknowingly cracked eight of his teeth, apparently from clenching his jaw during the intense lift.The behaviour of people on certain drugs also sheds light on this pain-and-strength nexus. Users of methamphetamine, cocaine and PCP, just to name a few, have reduced pain sensitivity due to the pharmacokineticsof the substances. That fact likely explains the seemingly exaggerated strength some users display in violent encounters with law enforcement."Drugs can blunt the pain signals and make you 'superhuman'," says Girandola.It is difficult to simulate true peril in the labThe strength increase from an adrenaline rush is unquantified, but for an estimate, Girandola points to astudy from 1961. Michio Ikai of the University of Tokyo and Arthur Steinhaus of George Williams College investigated how subjects' grip strengths changed, given certain, ahem, provocations."What Ikai did was, he went behind the [study subjects] with a starter pistol," says Girandola, "and he fired it – not at their head – and after the sound, their strength went up dramatically." By 10%, actually, in part based on an adrenaline rush, he says. (Speaking evenmore convincinglyto the reserve vim in our muscles, shouting or grunting by the participants in the 1961study unlocked 15% more strength, and hypnosis an amazing 30%.)Clearly, we are capable of more than we realise. That true capacity may wellemerge when the stakes are at their highest – or it may not."We may think we'd know how we'd react under such stressful situations," says Lynch, "but we could be surprised or disappointed."

COMEDIAN BASKET MOUTH PROMISES TO GIVE ONE MILLION NAIRA TO FANS WHEN HE HITS ONE MILLION VIEWS ON TWITTER

This is something new, Popular comedian basket mouth posted earlier today on twitter that he will be giving away one million naira to his fans when he hits one million views. A lot of people, including myself have been wondering how he plans to give out the money. I don't know, but I hope it's not going to be in tickets for his show, lol. But to be sure, he has vowed to keep his promise. View the evidence after the cut....

PRESS RELEASE: ONE Launches “Make Naija Stronger” Health Campaign



  • Nigerian Government must keep its promise to address health crises and drastically improve the country’s health systems

  • Everyday 2000 Nigerian children and 158 women die because of poor access to basic healthcare

  • National Health Act could save the lives of over 3 million mothers, newborns and children under-5 by 2022 if fully implemented

  • Campaign launched on 15th anniversary of Abuja Declaration


  • A coalition of civil society organizations has launched a campaign to amplify Nigerian citizens’ demands that the government fulfill its promises and save the health system by funding the 2014 National Health Act and by allocating 15% of the national budget to health.

    Anti-poverty organization ONE and its partners, including Nigeria Health Watch, the Health Reform Foundation of Nigeria, Africa-Dev, the Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre and the Centre for the Right to Health are calling for improved access to lifesaving health services for all Nigerians.

    15 years ago today, all African governments made a commitment in Abuja to increase health spending to 15% of their national budget. To address the health crises Nigeria is facing, the coalition today launched a new public health campaign, calling on the Nigerian government to keep the promise to increase funding for health care.

    Successive governments have failed to deliver on the Abuja commitment and Nigerians – particularly women and children – continue to die from treatable and preventable diseases.

    The historic Abuja declaration has never been met by Nigerian policy-makers - only 4.37% is allocated to health in the 2016 Appropriation Bill - and the recent National Health Act has not yet been funded nor fully implemented.

    FASHION: TODAYS PHOTO

    I shared this picture on my Instagram page and I'm pretty sure the beautiful lady is putting on Ankara. Her

    MARVINS RECORD: WE "GAT" YOUR BACK- TIWA SAVAGE

    The "storm" caused  by Tiwa savages marital crisis has left Marvin record more caring than ever about their very own tiwa savage. Marvin's records on Instagram shared pictures of Tiwa savage wishing her the best and strength while also reassuring her that they'll stand by her.
    Also, amidst the rumors that Pepsi had withdrawn tiwas contract with Pepsi, Marvin's records shared this picture on Instagram saying Pepsi and tiwa are growing stronger and better than ever. The manager of Pepsi also denied the rumors.- hope tiwa gets better.-oscroyal

    Jadore Fashion : BOY MEETS GIRL

    Mrs Esther( note the Mrs, she's married so keep of ,lol) has continued to steal hearts with her amazing fashion. She ''shows up'' in this episode of boy meets girl in a stunning pink suite. She incorporates an amazing comparison of male and females fashion into an exhibition of unisexuality..lol, "a lots of grammer". The outfit is amazing.- www.oscroyal.com
    What I Am Wearing:
    Blazer // Pants // Tee // Sandals  // Adidas  // watch

    Though I love traditional black, navy or grey suits, I am always in search of colored suits i.e. something bright and fun and this 'bubblegum' colored suit fits that description. In the past, I have styled different colored suits such as a navy suit (for work) and a green and pink suit.

    For today's post, I am showcasing a casual approach to styling suits with or without heels.  I started by pairing the suit with a graphic tee and graphic tees are my go-to tops for casual days. The graphic tee gives the suit a more relaxed look and I completed the look with my strappy heels and Adidas sneakers. The sneakers creates a fun 'girl meets boy' appeal. If you love the idea of sneakers with a suit and dress as seen here, you can also pair this suit or any colored suit with converse, Keds, or new balance.


    RUMORS OF INFIDELITY: BEYONCE ATTENDS MET WITHOUT HUBBY OR RING.

    Queen Beyonce turned out for the met without her husband Jay Z or her wedding ring. Yes her wedding ring.
    One

    Jay Z and his daughter Blue Ivy!!!!!

    Jay Z, beyonce and Blue Ivy

    Monday, 2 May 2016

    LIFESTYLE@LAURAIKEJI/MCGALAXYS BIRTHDAY

    Laura Ikeji turned for Mc galaxy's birthday earlier today and had tones of fun. She shared a picture of herself and her brother with friends and Mc galaxy at a charity foundation. I guess our dear galaxy decided to have a moment to share love with the less privileged but I'm sure he'll be at the club later on, lol. Happy birthday Galaxy, - www.oscroyal.com

    BASKET MOUTH UK TOUR 2017, Too soon?, see BASKET MOUTHS reply #FUNNY@ LOL.

    United Kingdom, comedian Basket mouth is letting the world know about his U.K tour in 2017. He stated that fans always pressured him for 'good seats' one week to the show and advised them to get their tickets now that the good seats are available. His Tour is in 9 months and he kept emphasizing the 9 months as if he was expecting a baby by then lol.
    IN HIS POST, ''hope you'll still have the same boyfriend by that time and if you don't, you have 9 months to catch", I'm sure its a joke +winks, lol.
    You can click on the link below to get you ticket

    KIM KARDASHIAN MID NIGHT METPREPARATION + AY MAKUN

    AY Makun shared this beautiful picture of himself and wife just before to attended petercole at 40. Ay Makun is currrently on tour in the U.K. Also view pictures of Kim Kardashian in a midnight met preparation.

    LIFESTYLE: LAURA IKEJI+ MOM

    Fashion blogger Laura Ikeji has been promoting charismal home of fashion and trimand prissy cosmetics on her instagram page, guess they are the secret to her wonderful look, including her mom, whom Laura claims shes her favorite daughter... Lol, what about Linda?, hmmmm? @+charismalhomeoffashion, @+trimandprissycosmetics,@+lindaikeji

    JADORE FASHION: Todays Shoes

    I saw this pair of shoes on instagram, posted by Jadore Fashion. the shoes were sobeautiful I decide to write a publication about it. To view the full outfit, visit snap chat, Jadore-Fashion.
    The sky blue color on pink and gold is just an excellent combination for the right outfit.

    CELEBRITY LIFESTYLE@LAURAIKEJI

    Laura Ikeji looks so amazing in this blue jean and black top. the shoe and bag are great designs too. View the full publication with more photos after the cut.

    Malia to Attend Harvard

    Malia, the First Daughter and Older child of the Obamas will be going to Harvard in 2017.
    President Obama had said he was no pushing in any direction with regards to what school to choose. Malia had visited over a dozen colleges including Princeton, which her mother attended. President Obama and his wife are both graduates of Harvard Law school where Michele Obama graduated from in 1988 and Obama, three years later in 1991.

    KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS PREMIERE AIRS TODAY

    For those of you who follow the celerity lifestyle of the Kardashians, please tune in for the premier of the new season, Kim K promises lots of fun.

    FASHION: TODAYS PHOTOS


    This outfit is a fashion blast. The jacket is killer and and the shoes got my eyes popping. For those of you who lover fashion this is pretty much something to go for.


    LAURA IKEJI: LIFESTYLE

    I'm so done with other cosmetics, 'done... Laura Ikeji is promoting trimand prissy cosmetics.. You can patronize them if you admire the beauty concept.. just saying.

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