Nobel peace prize won by chemical weapons watchdog for work in Syria

OPCW’s award recognises watchdog’s ongoing
efforts in Syria as well as 16 years of previous work.

Peter Walker
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical
Weapons (OPCW) has become the surprise choice
for this year’s Nobel peace prize, a decision the
Oslo committee said recognised both its current,
hazardous mission to destroy Syria’s chemical
weapons stocks and 16 years of wider global
efforts.
The international chemical weapons watchdog, a
relatively new global body, set up in 1997 in The
Hague, with a relatively tiny annual budget of
around £60m, trumped the established
bookmakers’ favourites of Malala Yousafzai, the
Pakistani schoolgirl turned advocate for female
education , and Denis Mukwege, the Congolese
gynaecologist who has helped huge numbers of
rape victims.
The announcement by the chairman of the Nobel
committee, Thorbjørn Jagland, at 11am Oslo time
(10am BST) was, nonetheless, not especially tense
given that Norwegian state TV had reported the
OPCW’s success more than an hour beforehand.
The OPCW, which has 500 staff, is the 25th
institution among the 94 winners in the prize’s
history, and the second in succession, after the
controversial choice of the EU in 2012. When news
of its win leaked there was initial scepticism, with
some Middle East analysts warning it was
premature to honour the OPCW just a matter of
weeks into its mission to assess and destroy Syria’s
chemical weapons stocks. The mission – which has
already seen OPCW inspectors come under sniper
fire – was agreed as a means to avoid US-led
military action against Syria following a gas attack
blamed on forces loyal to Bashar al-Assad in
August which killed more than 1,400 people.
However, the Nobel committee’s citation said the
prize was a more general one, to mark “its
extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons”
and nudge the few remaining nations that had not
yet signed up to the organisation. The work of the
OPCW, which has 189 member states, had “defined
the use of chemical weapons as a taboo under
international law”, the committee said, adding that
events in Syria had “underlined the need to
enhance the efforts to do away with such
weapons”.
It concluded: “Disarmament figures prominently in
Alfred Nobel’s will. The Norwegian Nobel
committee has through numerous prizes
underlined the need to do away with nuclear
weapons. By means of the present award to the
OPCW, the committee is seeking to contribute to
the elimination of chemical weapons.”
Addressing reporters, Jagland said the award was a
reminder to nations with remaining chemical
weapons, such as the US and Russia, to get rid of
them, “especially because they are demanding that
others do the same, like Syria”. He added: “We now
have the opportunity to get rid of an entire
category of weapons of mass destruction … That
would be a great event in history if we could
achieve that.”
In a echo of the impossibility this week of tracking
down the winners of the prizes for physics and
literature, Peter Higgs and Alice Monro, the Nobel
committee tweeted that it had been unable to
immediately speak to the OPCW to formally let it
know of the win.
@OPCW please contact us @Nobleprize_org we are trying get through to your office.
At a later press conference in The Hague, the
OPCW’s director general, Ahmet Üzümcü, a Turkish
former diplomat, said events in Syria had acted as
a “tragic reminder” of the necessity of its work. The
organisation’s “hearts go out to the Syrian people
who were victims” of the August attack, he added.
The £780,000 prize would be spent furthering the
organisation’s work, he added.
While the decision disappointed some, particularly
those trumpeting the charismatic claims of
Yousafzai, the decision marks something of a
return to the tradition of honouring work directly
connected to disarmament, after the EU in 2012
and the even more controversial prize to Barack
Obama in 2009.
The OPCW was set up to implement the 1992
global chemical weapons convention. It says it has
managed to oversee the destruction of more than
80% of the world’s declared stocks of chemical
weapons, excluding those now declared in Syria.
The US and Russia had committed to destroying
their arsenals by 2012 but have as yet failed to do
so.
Under a Russian-US deal struck last month, Syria
must render useless all production facilities and
weapons-filling equipment by November, a process
begun over the past several weeks.

source : guardian

By frankdmx Posted in Awards

Nigerian Music Video Awards (NMVA 2013)Nominees

Video of the Year

1. Flavour – Ada Ada
2. Olamide – Duro Soke
3. Sound Sultan – Natural Something
4. D’Banj – Don’t Tell Me Nonsense
5. Chidima – Emi Ni Baller

Best Afro Hip Hop Video

1. Ill Bliss – I Am Sorry
2. Splash – Church Agbasa
3. Olamide – Durosoke
4. MI – Chairman
5. Phyno – Man of the Year

Best Hip Hop Video

1. Eedris Abdulkareem – I Go Whooz You
2. Pryse – Eleto
3. Boogey – Sanctum
4. Ice Prince – VIP
5. Yung6ix – First Class

Best Afro Pop Video

1. D’banj – Don’t Tell Me Nonsense
2. Sound Sultan – Natural Something
3. Goldie – Miliki
4. 2face – Blood on the dance floor
5. Alabai – Ogbanje

Best Dance Hall/Reggae Video

1. Davido – All of you
2. Waje – I wish
3. Patoranking – Alubarika
4. Orezi – Rihana
5. Vector – Follow Me

Best Pop Extra Video

1. Chidima – Emi Ni Baller
2. Kcee – Limpopo
3. Solidstar – Skibo
4. Davido – Gobe
5. Harrysong – Im In Love (Remix)

Best Gospel Video

1. Ada – Bobo Me
2. Henrisoul – Blow My Mind
3. Amaray – Oke Mgbidi
4. Kefee – Celebrate
5. Solomon Lange – Yabo

Best R ‘n’ B Video

1. Jennifer – Ifunanya
2. Capital FEMI – Capital F.E.M.I
3. Pelli – The One
4. Nosa – Always Pray for You
5. Banky W – Yes/No

Best High Life Video

1. Flavour – Ada Ada
2. i-Mike – Adure
3. Wizboy – Halima
4. Dr. Victor Olaiya ft 2face – Baby Mi Da
5. Inyanya – Jombolo

Best Afro Beat Video

1. Starboy – Caro
2. Black Magic – Confam
3. Henry Knight – Shako
4. Burna Boy – Run My Race
5. MGabriel – Eruku Lau Lau

Best Contemporary Afro Music Video

1. Xproject – Azuka
2. Dammy Krane – Xteristics
3. Sheyman – Paper
4. Skales – Komole
5. Jaywon – Catch Me If You Can

Most popular Nigerian Music Video in Europe

1. Dizzy – Jekin Jekin
2. Tipsy – Tin Geh Geh
3. Moe Logo – Pangolo
4. Dola Billz – No Gocking
5. Spice Vision – Today na Today

Best Indigenous Concept

1. Tillaman – Ori Owo
2. MGabriel – Eruku Lau Lau
3. Flavour – Ada Ada
4. Shola Alyson – Ife

Best use of animation

1. DJ Sose – Obulu
2. Ketchy Dons – Closer n Closer
3. T-Sleek – Ma Wo mi

Best use of costumes

1. Flavour – Ada Ada
2. Dipp – Balance for Me
3. D’Prince – Goody Bag
4. Tiwa Savage – Without My Heart
5. May D – So Many Things

Best use of Choreography

1. Inyanya – Jombolo
2. Timaya – Ekoloma Demba
3. TIV – What’s The Matter
4. Banky W – Yes/No
5. D’banj – Don’t Tell Me Nonsense

Best Producer

1. EME Records
2. Marvin Records
3. Chocolate City
4. Kennis Music

Best Director

1. Clarence Peters
2. Squareball
3. Sesan
4. Mattmax

Most Promising Director

1. Unlimited LA
2. Matmax
3. Tyson
4. Catalyst
5. Paul Gambit

Best Editor

1. Mattmax for Don’t tell me Nonesense by D’banj
2. Unlimited LA for Confam by Black Magic
3. Sesan for Sexy Mama by Inyanya
4. Clarence Peters for Durosoke by Olamide

Best Cinematography

1. Ajeh for Alubarika by Patoranking
2. Squareball for Church Agbasa by Splash
3. Matmax for Don’t Tell Me Nonsense by D’banj
4. Clarence Peters for Durosoke by Olamide
5. Mr. Moe Musa for So many thinz by May D

Best Use of Visual Effects

1. Inyanya – Sexy Mama
2. Sound Sultan – Natural Something
3. Ice Prince – VIP
4. Morell – Oxygen
5. Danas – My Melody

Best Video By A New Act

1. Sean Tizzle – Shole
2. Mystro – This Kain Love
3. Charas – Gbege
4. Sym19 – Fine Baby Girl
5. Outrageous – Am In The Mood

Best Soft Rock/Alternative Video

1. Black Magic – Repete
2. Dazzle Ra Amen – Chinekem
3. Ese Peters – Omote
4. Shola Allyson – Ife
5. Timi Dakolo – Great Nation

Best Music Video by a Minor

1. Choco Girl – Ayo
2. G Girl – Young Shall Grow
3. Mya K – My DJ
4. Ozzybosco – Tinini
5. Whitney Wonder – Africa Unite

Kris Jenner Regrets Divorcing Robert Kardashian Amidst Bruce Jenner Split

The Kardashian matriarch says if there was
one thing she wanted to change, it would be
her divorce from her first husband.
Although she has just split from Bruce Jenner, Kris Jenner reveals in
a new magazine interview that it
was her first husband Robert
Kardashian who was the one who
got away. “The one regret, if I had
to do it over, would be
divorcing Robert Kardashian,” she opens up in
the newest issue of new you magazine. The 57-year-old momager then quickly adds,
“But then there wouldn’t have been Kendall
and Kylie, so that’s the way I look at it,”
referring to her two teen daughters with
Bruce. “Everything happens for a reason, and
we learn from our mistakes. I thought I was so
smart when I was young; I was fearless,” she
explains to the mag.
When talking about her children with Robert,
Kris says she sees either herself or her late ex
in all of them. “Khloe is exactly how I am in the
way she likes to nest and cook; the way she is
with everything in her home – even the way
she makes a bed and sets a table,” she gushes
of her daughter who is also facing marital
woes with her husband Lamar Odom.
Of new mom Kim Kardashian, she says, “Our
personalities are very much alike.” Her son
Rob Kardashian, meanwhile, “is identical to his
father, Robert – they look alike, act alike and
have the same mannerisms.” She adds, “It’s
an amazing reminder of what an amazing dad
Robert was. He was a great husband and a
good person.”
Kris and Bruce confirmed separation after 22
years of marriage. They have lived apart for
about a year but no divorce paper is filed so
far. If they decide to go to court, it could
potentially be a messy battle. The “Keeping Up
with the Kardashians” couple is reportedly
worth of $125M, but they never signed a
prenup.

Source: AceShowbiz.com

Fifa Reveals World Cup Goal-Line Technology Provider

Fifa has revealed that German
company GoalControl will provide their camera-orientated goal-line technology
system at World Cup 2014 and the 2013 Club World Cup in Morocco.The system was trialled at the Confederations Cup over
the summer after GoalControl won Fifa’s tender process
to provide the goal-line technology. A statement on the
governing body’s official website read:
“Following the successful implementation of goal-line
technology (GLT) at the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil
2013, FIFA can confirm that GoalControl GmbH will be
the official GLT provider for the 2014 FIFA World Cup
Brazil.
“Furthermore, FIFA can today confirm that GLT will be
used at the FIFA Club World Cup to be played in
Morocco from 11-21 December 2013 and that
GoalControl GmbH will be the official GLT provider for
the event.”
GoalControl’s ‘4D’ system uses a series of 14 high-
speed cameras to accurately measure the location of
the ball as it crosses the line, or indeed doesn’t.
It is able to make a decision in under a second and
transmit a signal to the referee’s watch, which will
vibrate if a goal has been scored.
The use of the system at each tournament is still
subject to a final installation test at each and every
stadium hosting games.

Source: goal.com

By frankdmx Posted in sports

Danny Murphy Retires From Football

Danny Murphy retires from football midfielder Danny Murphy has officially announced his
retirement from professional
football.The 36-year-old has been a
free agent since he was
released by Blackburn back in July and has decided to
hang up his boots – 20 years after scoring on his
professional debut for Crewe Alexandra.
Murphy started out at Gresty Road before spells at
Liverpool, Charlton, Tottenham, Fulham and Blackburn,
earning nine caps for England along the way and
amassing over 600 appearances in total at club level.
His career highlights included winning the FA Cup,
League Cup and Uefa Cup treble with Liverpool in the
2000-01 season and helping Fulham to reach the
2010 Europa League final.
“There have been some press reports about whether
I’m still playing or available but I decided a little while
ago I would retire, I just didn’t make it official,” Murphy
told talkSPORT.
“So now I’m officially retiring because I’m sick of having
conversations about it and almost stringing people
along. I decided three or four weeks ago I was done.
“This is me, 20 years, I’m done.
“I’ve had a wonderful career and can look back on it
with fondness.”

Source: goal.com

By frankdmx Posted in sports

Reina Wears Balotelli Pyjamas

Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina has admitted that he now
wears Mario Balotelli’s AC
Milan shirt in bed after
becoming the first player to
save a penalty from the Italy
striker.
Reina made the vital save
during Napoli’s recent 2-1 over the Rossoneri at San
Siro and proceeded to ask Balotelli for his jersey after
the game.
The 31-year-old told Onda Cero: “I wear very special pyjamas now.
“It is made up of the Milan shirt Balotelli was wearing
when I saved his penalty and some Napoli shorts.
“After saving the penalty, I couldn’t resist asking him
for his jersey, as it was an historic event. He gave it to
me and I brought it here to create an unusual pyjama
kit.”
The Spain international joined the Naples club on a
season-long loan deal from Liverpool during the
summer and revealed his secret behind keeping out a
Balotelli spot-kick.
He continued: “How did I save the penalty? By waiting
one second more than Mario did. His strength from the
spot is that he’s so calm he is able to wait until the last
second before deciding where to place the ball and how
to hit it. I waited more than he did and it went well.”
Napoli are currently unbeaten in Serie A having won six
of their opening seven fixtures and trail leaders Roma
by two points.

Source: goal.com

By frankdmx Posted in sports

Volkswagen to sell electric cars in U.S. from 2015

FRANKFURT – German car maker Volkswagen plans to start selling electric cars in the United States in 2015, the New York Times reported, citing a Volkswagen official.

The company aims to enter the U.S. electric car market with a battery powered version of its subcompact “Golf” and would follow with more models if demand increased, said Marc Trahan, an executive vice president for VW’s American unit, according to the paper.

The automaker is also considering building a small sport utility vehicle, Trahan said, the paper reported.

Source:reuters

By frankdmx Posted in sports

BREAKING NEWS:Nicolas Anelka Tells Staff He Is Retiring

West Brom’s Nicolas Anelka Walked Out Of Training And Told a staff That He Is Retiring, according to skysports.com .

However,The club released a brief statement confirming he will miss the club’s game against everton on compassionate grounds.
A Statement on the clubs official website read;
“WEST Bromwich Albion can confirm that Nicolas
Anelka will not be involved in Saturday’s game at
Everton.
The club have excused the striker from club duty on
compassionate grounds”.

More to follow……
Source: wba.co.uk

By frankdmx Posted in sports

Trayvon Martin Shooting Inspiring Law & Order: SVU Episode? See the First Look Pics

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit has always featured
episodes ripped straight from the world’s most
controversial headlines and it looks like this hot-button
tradition will continue in the drama’s 15th season.
The NBC procedural is currently filming an episode that
looks to be inspired by one of the biggest and most
controversial legal stories of the year: the shooting of
Trayvon Martin and the trial of George Zimmerman.
Based on these photos snapped on the set Tuesday,
SVU is taking on the case that both polarized and
outraged the nation.
According to the Daily Mail, Cybill Shepard has been
tasked to play a vigilante-like character who killed a
black teenager named Mehcad. Arrested
Development’s Jeffrey Tambor is playing her lawyer,
and the scene filmed yesterday involved a protest very
much like the ones held during Zimmerman’s trial in
July. Extras can be seen holding signs almost identical
to the ones created to mourn Trayvon Martin.
Castmembers Ice-T, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer
and Raul Esparza were also filming at the protest
scenes. The episode is allegedly titled “American
Tragedy.”
When asked if this episode was in fact based on the
Trayvon Martin case, NBC would only say: “SVU is
fiction.”
This is not the first time SVU has tackled mainstream
cases. Last season, the series aired an
episode featuring a hip-hop star named Caleb
Bryant accused of physically assaulting his girlfriend
Micha, who is also a famous singer. Sound familiar?
The new season of Law & Order: SVU premieres Sept.
25 on NBC.

Source.eonline.mobi

DMX Arrested in South carolina Over marijuana possession

An illegal U-turn by the rapper’s truck and a
warrant for driving under suspension
prompted the arrest on Tuesday, August 20.
Following his arrest
late last month in
South Carolina under
suspicions of driving
under the influence
and driving without a
license, hip-hop artist
and actor DMX was
again apprehended
by police late
Tuesday, August 20 in
his home state. The
42-year-old rapper’s
outstanding warrant
stemming from this recent case was one of the
grounds for the police to take him into
custody, his third time to make a visit to jail
this year.
The arrest was made after the truck that he
was riding was stopped by authorities in the
city of Greer for making an illegal U-turn and
the police realized that he had a warrant out
for driving under suspension. They also found
marijuana in the vehicle, for which he and the
truck’s driver Anita Shalawn Rhodes were both
charged with simple possession.
“Though officers pulled them over for a minor
traffic violation, DMX was asked to step
outside so they can search the vehicle. Officers
then claimed that they found bags of
marijuana in the floorboard and arrested,”
DMX’s rep stated, which made the MC “very
aggressive with his words and was making
multiple idle threats.”
The MC was then brought to Greer County jail,
but was shortly released the following morning
and is now back at his home in South Carolina
where he is reportedly under house arrest.
This most recent incident is his third driving-
related arrest this year, committed after
previous multiple offenses that ranged from
speeding to animal cruelty.
Source: AceShowbiz.com

Kanye West Sued by Injured Paparazzo Over LAX Camera Scuffle

Daniel Ramos, a paparazzo who claims that
West put him on crutches, says that he is
suing the rapper because he doesn’t ‘want
what happened to me to happen to anyone else’.
Daniel Ramos, a
photographer who was
involved in a camera
scuffle with Kanye West
at LAX in July, has filed
an assault and battery
lawsuit against the
“Black Skinhead” rapper.
Accompanied by his
attorney Gloria Allred,
Ramos spoke to reporters
in a press conference on
Wednesday, August 21.
During the press
conference, Ramos claimed that West’s action
caused injury to his leg. He apparently was
forced to use crutches for two weeks following
the incident and is using cane. “He’s still in
pain,” Allred added, as quoted by Wenn.
The high-profile attorney also revealed in the
Wednesday event that she alerted West’s
attorney, saying that her client sued the
rapper for assault, battery and interference
with his civil rights. “It will be important for
Kanye to apologize. That would be a start…
Kanye needs to do the right thing,” she
explained.
Speaking of his reason to sue, Ramos said, “I
was just trying to do my job. I don’t want what
happened to me to happen to anyone else.”
Ramos’ attorney also filed restraining order
against the rapper.
West was passing through a crowd of
photographers who waited for him at Los
Angeles International Airport when the
incident happened back on July 19. A video
obtained by TMZ shows the rapper turned to
one of the photographers and said, “What
you’re trying to do is get me in trouble, so I
step out and have to pay you like $250,000,”
before wrestling Ramos.
Last week, the L.A. County district attorney’s
office decided not to file a felony charge.
However, the case was referred to the city
attorney who could file misdemeanor charge.
Source: AceShowbiz.com

Solution To Snoring

If you’re like most Americans you
probably don’t get eight hours sleep each
night.
But, if you also constantly feel exhausted,
experience headaches for no obvious
reason or have high blood pressure, you
could have a more serious problem.
That’s because these can all be the result
of snoring—which is, in turn, the most
common symptom of a potentially
serious health problem—obstructive
sleep apnea (OSA).
While most people think of snoring as a
minor annoyance, research shows it can
be hazardous to your health. That’s
because for over 18 million Americans
it’s related to obstructive sleep apnea
(OSA). People who suffer from OSA
repeatedly and unknowingly stop
breathing during the night due to a
complete or partial obstruction of their
airway. It occurs when the jaw, throat,
and tongue muscles relax, blocking the
airway used to breathe. The resulting
lack of oxygen can last for a minute or
longer, and occur hundreds of times each
night.
Thankfully, most people wake when a
complete or partial obstruction occurs,
but it can leave you feeling completely
exhausted. OSA has also been linked to a
host of health problems including:
Acid reflux
Frequent nighttime urination
Memory loss
Stroke
Depression
Diabetes
Heart attack
People over 35 are at higher risk.
OSA can be expensive to diagnosis and
treat, and is not always covered by
insurance. A sleep clinic will require an
overnight visit (up to $5,000). Doctors
then analyze the data and prescribe one
of several treatments. These may require
you to wear uncomfortable CPAP devices
that force air through your nose and
mouth while you sleep to keep your
airways open, and may even include
painful surgery.
Fortunately, there is now a comfortable,
far less costly and invasive treatment
option available. A recent case study
published by Eastern Virginia Medical
School’s Division of Sleep Medicine in the
Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine
concludes that wearing a simple
chinstrap while you sleep can be an
effective treatment for OSA.
The chin strap, which is now available
from a company called
MySnoringSolution, works by supporting
the lower jaw and tongue, preventing
obstruction of the airway. It’s a made
from a high-tech, lightweight, and super-
comfortable material. Thousands of
people have used the MySnoringSolution
chinstrap to help relieve their snoring
symptoms, and they report better
sleeping, and better health overall
because of it.
An effective snoring solution for just
$119
The “My Snoring Solution” Chinstrap is
available exclusively from the company’s
website which is currently offering a
limited time “2 for 1” offer. The product
also comes with a 100 percent satisfaction
guarantee.
If you want to stop snoring once and for
all, without expensive CPAP devices or
other intrusive devices, this may be the
solution you’ve been waiting for. The
free additional strap is great for travel or
as a gift for a fellow sufferer.
Best of all, this product comes with an
unconditional 90 day money back
guarantee!.

Source:howlifeworks.com

By frankdmx Posted in Health

Five Steps to Cleaning Your Face and Helping Stop Acne

Acne strikes people from adolescence
through middle age, and while there isn’t
a cure for pimples, zits and blackheads,
they can be controlled.
The problem? Most people don’t properly
wash their face. They either over-
exfoliate with harsh scrubbing, or dry it
out using extreme cleansing soaps— both
of which cause the face to
overcompensate and produce even more
oil, which in turn can clog pores. This
creates an unending cycle that can cause
long-term skin damage and premature
aging lines.
Fortunately there is a much gentler way
to properly clean the skin in five simple
steps.
1. Wash your hands with antibacterial
soap so that you don’t transfer acne-
causing bacteria to your face.
2. Splash lukewarm water on your face to
prep the skin for cleansing. Hot water
can damage the skin and cause your face
to begin oil production.
3. Use a cleanser that’s specifically
designed for faces and unclogging pores.
Clogged pores are what keep your skin’s
oil from reaching the surface, which not
only causes blackheads and pimples but
also dries out your face.
One of the top skin cleansers also comes
from one of the most trusted names in
acne treatment: Proactiv® Blackhead
Dissolving Gel.
Proactiv® Blackhead Dissolving Gel uses
Salicylic Acid to help keep pores clear,
reducing blockage and helping prevent
new breakouts from forming. It also
contains Lactic Acid, which is gentle and
helps exfoliate dead skin cells and absorb
excess oil. This not only helps keep pores
clear, but also helps them appear smaller
so that skin looks smoother. Finally, Shea
Butter, which is rich with Omega-6 and
Omega-9 essential fatty acids, as well as
Aloe Vera and Bisabolol help soothe the
skin and protect it from dehydrating.
These combined ingredients can help
break the over-cleansing, acne-causing
cycle that plagues so many people.
4. Gently rub the cleanser into your skin,
moving fingers in a circular motion for
at least 30 seconds. Fingers usually work
better than loofahs or wash cloths that
can irritate the skin.
5. Cup cool water in your hands, lift it to
your face, and rinse. Do this several
times, then pat your face dry — don’t rub
it—with a soft towel.
While these steps seem simple, they
work, and the kind of cleanser you use is
definitely key to your success.
Proactiv® produces the number one acne
treatment system in America, and the
company has won numerous beauty and
skincare awards. They also invest every
year to formulate products that
effectively fight acne while still
protecting your skin.
The Proactiv® Blackhead Dissolving
Gel not only helps deep clean and
decongest pores, it helps clear blackheads
and pimples while absorbing excess oil
and removing dead skin cells. It’s
designed to leave your face glowing and
oil-free, soothe skin irritation, and give
skin a smoother, more hydrated look and
feel. When it comes to the battle against
acne, proper steps and the right cleanser
could make all the difference in the
world.

Howlifeworks.com

By frankdmx Posted in Health

Five Steps to Cleaning Your Face and Helping Stop Acne

Acne strikes people from adolescence
through middle age, and while there isn’t
a cure for pimples, zits and blackheads,
they can be controlled.
The problem? Most people don’t properly
wash their face. They either over-
exfoliate with harsh scrubbing, or dry it
out using extreme cleansing soaps— both
of which cause the face to
overcompensate and produce even more
oil, which in turn can clog pores. This
creates an unending cycle that can cause
long-term skin damage and premature
aging lines.
Fortunately there is a much gentler way
to properly clean the skin in five simple
steps.
1. Wash your hands with antibacterial
soap so that you don’t transfer acne-
causing bacteria to your face.
2. Splash lukewarm water on your face to
prep the skin for cleansing. Hot water
can damage the skin and cause your face
to begin oil production.
3. Use a cleanser that’s specifically
designed for faces and unclogging pores.
Clogged pores are what keep your skin’s
oil from reaching the surface, which not
only causes blackheads and pimples but
also dries out your face.
One of the top skin cleansers also comes
from one of the most trusted names in
acne treatment: Proactiv® Blackhead
Dissolving Gel.
Proactiv® Blackhead Dissolving Gel uses
Salicylic Acid to help keep pores clear,
reducing blockage and helping prevent
new breakouts from forming. It also
contains Lactic Acid, which is gentle and
helps exfoliate dead skin cells and absorb
excess oil. This not only helps keep pores
clear, but also helps them appear smaller
so that skin looks smoother. Finally, Shea
Butter, which is rich with Omega-6 and
Omega-9 essential fatty acids, as well as
Aloe Vera and Bisabolol help soothe the
skin and protect it from dehydrating.
These combined ingredients can help
break the over-cleansing, acne-causing
cycle that plagues so many people.
4. Gently rub the cleanser into your skin,
moving fingers in a circular motion for
at least 30 seconds. Fingers usually work
better than loofahs or wash cloths that
can irritate the skin.
5. Cup cool water in your hands, lift it to
your face, and rinse. Do this several
times, then pat your face dry — don’t rub
it—with a soft towel.
While these steps seem simple, they
work, and the kind of cleanser you use is
definitely key to your success.
Proactiv® produces the number one acne
treatment system in America, and the
company has won numerous beauty and
skincare awards. They also invest every
year to formulate products that
effectively fight acne while still
protecting your skin.
The Proactiv® Blackhead Dissolving
Gel not only helps deep clean and
decongest pores, it helps clear blackheads
and pimples while absorbing excess oil
and removing dead skin cells. It’s
designed to leave your face glowing and
oil-free, soothe skin irritation, and give
skin a smoother, more hydrated look and
feel. When it comes to the battle against
acne, proper steps and the right cleanser
could make all the difference in the
world.

Howlifeworks.com

Five Steps to Cleaning Your Face and Helping Stop Acne

Acne strikes people from adolescence
through middle age, and while there isn’t
a cure for pimples, zits and blackheads,
they can be controlled.
The problem? Most people don’t properly
wash their face. They either over-
exfoliate with harsh scrubbing, or dry it
out using extreme cleansing soaps— both
of which cause the face to
overcompensate and produce even more
oil, which in turn can clog pores. This
creates an unending cycle that can cause
long-term skin damage and premature
aging lines.
Fortunately there is a much gentler way
to properly clean the skin in five simple
steps.
1. Wash your hands with antibacterial
soap so that you don’t transfer acne-
causing bacteria to your face.
2. Splash lukewarm water on your face to
prep the skin for cleansing. Hot water
can damage the skin and cause your face
to begin oil production.
3. Use a cleanser that’s specifically
designed for faces and unclogging pores.
Clogged pores are what keep your skin’s
oil from reaching the surface, which not
only causes blackheads and pimples but
also dries out your face.
One of the top skin cleansers also comes
from one of the most trusted names in
acne treatment: Proactiv® Blackhead
Dissolving Gel.
Proactiv® Blackhead Dissolving Gel uses
Salicylic Acid to help keep pores clear,
reducing blockage and helping prevent
new breakouts from forming. It also
contains Lactic Acid, which is gentle and
helps exfoliate dead skin cells and absorb
excess oil. This not only helps keep pores
clear, but also helps them appear smaller
so that skin looks smoother. Finally, Shea
Butter, which is rich with Omega-6 and
Omega-9 essential fatty acids, as well as
Aloe Vera and Bisabolol help soothe the
skin and protect it from dehydrating.
These combined ingredients can help
break the over-cleansing, acne-causing
cycle that plagues so many people.
4. Gently rub the cleanser into your skin,
moving fingers in a circular motion for
at least 30 seconds. Fingers usually work
better than loofahs or wash cloths that
can irritate the skin.
5. Cup cool water in your hands, lift it to
your face, and rinse. Do this several
times, then pat your face dry — don’t rub
it—with a soft towel.
While these steps seem simple, they
work, and the kind of cleanser you use is
definitely key to your success.
Proactiv® produces the number one acne
treatment system in America, and the
company has won numerous beauty and
skincare awards. They also invest every
year to formulate products that
effectively fight acne while still
protecting your skin.
The Proactiv® Blackhead Dissolving
Gel not only helps deep clean and
decongest pores, it helps clear blackheads
and pimples while absorbing excess oil
and removing dead skin cells. It’s
designed to leave your face glowing and
oil-free, soothe skin irritation, and give
skin a smoother, more hydrated look and
feel. When it comes to the battle against
acne, proper steps and the right cleanser
could make all the difference in the
world.

Howlifeworks.com

How to Qualify for Free 3G or 4G Wireless Internet

Wireless internet access has changed the
way most of us live. Whether it’s used on
a phone, tablet or laptop, this service lets
us shop, research, find our way when we
need direction, and stay connected with
one another — anytime, anywhere, just
by turning on our device.
The only problem? The monthly data
plan bill.
From AT&T to Verizon, wireless internet
providers know they’ve got us where it
hurts. Without them, we’re stuck in the
Internet dark ages, so they’re constantly
raising their prices, locking customers
into expensive plans they don’t need—
and making it almost impossible to get
out of an inconvenient plan without
paying a hefty fee— or sneaking in pricey
overage fees when we accidentally use
more data than we realize.
Most of us feel like we’ve got no choice in
the matter, but that assumption would be
wrong. FreedomPop is a new Los
Angeles-based startup that is offering
users free wireless internet access every
month—and guaranteeing 2GB free for
the first month upon sign up. There are
no strings attached and no contracts.
Whether you are eligible for 4G or living
in a 3G area, FreedomPop will give you
free Internet, a heavily discounted
hotspot, or USB dongle. You’ll also
receive great customer service to help
you through the process.
Putting things in perspective, estimates
say 500MB per month can power hours of
streaming music, thousands of photos
and Facebook posts, and approximately
23,000 emails. The service features
incredibly fast 3G and 4G internet speeds
(10x faster than 3G), no data caps or
throttling speeds, you can use it
anywhere, and there are no contracts or
cancelation fees.
FreedomPop also allows users to increase
their data plan—either by purchasing one
of their plans, or though free
promotional offers. For example, people
can earn up to up an additional 500MB
per month for every friend they refer,
which would give you 1GB of total data
100% free every month.
How It Works
Visit the FreedomPop website, enter your
zip code, and you’ll know if you qualify
for access. If so, you fill out your basic
address information, sign up, and they
ship you a device to get started.
FreedomPop also has devices that can
connect your iPhone or iPad to the
network without jailbreaking them. And
right now the company is giving new
users 2GB free wireless Internet for the
first month.
Industry response toward FreedomPop
has been incredibly positive, in part
because the company is backed by Skype
Founder Niklas Zennstom’s Atomico,
Mangrove Capital, and DCM. It’s been
covered by Bloomberg Businessweek,
The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, CNET and
more. And while there’s no way to
predict the future, FreedomPop looks to
become the next major player in this
highly competitive industry. Only this
time the consumer is coming out on top.

Source: howlifeworks.com

Beyoncé’s Hair Gets Stuck in a Fan

Beyoncé’ is used to fans cheering, screaming,
even fainting in her presence. But sucking in her
hair and refusing to let it go? That was a first.
Fortunately the fan that took hold of Queen Bey’s
tresses onstage during Monday’s Mrs. Carter Tour
show in Montreal was an actual wind-blowing
device, not a rabid concertgoer. But being the
consummate professional that she is, Jay Z’s love
kept right on singing “Halo” while her security
guards attempted to untangle her locks and free
her.
But Blue Ivy’s mama wasn’t thrown by what
could’ve been a sucky situation–she actually
thought it was pretty funny! She posted an
Instagram video that showed her singing from
the audience pit, unable to move due to the
supersized fan’s strong hold on her curls.
She also good-naturedly Instagrammed a cue
sheet with reworked “Halo” lyrics that took the
incident into account, saying, “Gravity can’t
begiiiiiin to pull me out of the fan again/ I felt my
hair was YANKIIIIIIIN / From the fan that’s
always hatiiiiiiin.”
So the next time you get caught up in the blades
of a fan–or any situation, really, that you
seemingly can’t escape–just remember to act like
Queen Bey: Keep on doing your thing, accept
help from others, move forward and laugh it off.

Source: eonline.mobi

Forbes List Of Highest Earning US Celebrities Under ’30’

Forbes released their annual ‘list of
top-earning celebrities ‘under 30′ and Lady
Gaga topped the list. Forbes calculated their
earnings between June 2012 and June 2013. See
the top 10 below…
1. Lady Gaga (age 27) $80 million
2. Justin Bieber (age 19) $58 million
3. Taylor Swift (age 23) $55 million
4. Calvin Harris (age 29) $46 million
5.Rihanna (age 25) $43 million
6. Katy Perry (age 28) $39 million
7. Jennifer Lawrence (age 22) $26 million
8. Adele (age 25) $25 million
9. Kristen Stewart (age 23) $22 million
10.Taylor Lautner (age 21) $22 million

Boca Fans Shot Dead in Deadly Clash

Two people have been
killed after violence broke
out between sets of Boca
Juniors supporters prior to
a pre-season match in
Buenos Aires.
Members of the Doce
hooligan group became
embroiled in a shootout
just a few hours before the friendly with San
Lorenzo was due to kick off.
Witnesses reported hearing gunshots near the
Neuvo Gasometro stadium, with two men -
believed to be 35 and 45 – confirmed dead after
the shooting. The match was suspended
following the violent clashes.
Sergio Berni, head of national security in
Argentina, insists the scenes could have been
avoided had away fans been prevented from
travelling to the game.
“It was an impressive shootout, more than 100
shots,” he told radio station La Red. “For 15 days
we were insisting that the match is played
without visiting support. Unfortunately what
happened is what we feared.
“I hope that, from what has happened, we are
aware that playing without visiting supporters is
an option. We want weekends to be a party, and
not a day of mourning.”
Violence among supporter groups is endemic in
Argentinian football. In June, a Lanus supporter
was killed after a brawl with Estudiantes fans
prompted police to use rubber bullets to disperse the crowd.

Source: goal.com

By frankdmx Posted in sports

Moyes Confirms Manchester United Second Bid for Cesc Fabregas

David Moyes has revealed that Manchester United
have made a second bid for Barcelona midfielder Cesc
Fabregas.Last week United
confirmed an opening
offer for the playmaker of
£25.9 million had been
made to Barca on Monday.
However, Barca vice president Josep Maria
Bartomeu insisted on Friday that the 26-year-old
Cesc Fabregas is not for sale .
The United manager told the club’s official
website: “My understanding is that Ed
[Woodward, United's executive vice chairman]
had a response and he spoke with them. I think
we made a second offer but Ed is dealing with
that personally, rather than me.”
“When you’re interested in good players you
want to give it every opportunity to materialise
and I’ll do that.
“I hope things can continue and move forward.
At this moment in time I can only tell you that Ed
Woodward is working hard trying to make the
deals happen.
“We can only hope that some of them fall into
place shortly.”
More to follow…

Source : goal.com

By frankdmx Posted in sports

Boca Fans Shot Dead in Deadly Clash

Two people have been
killed after violence broke
out between sets of Boca
Juniors supporters prior to
a pre-season match in
Buenos Aires.
Members of the Doce
hooligan group became
embroiled in a shootout
just a few hours before the friendly with San
Lorenzo was due to kick off.
Witnesses reported hearing gunshots near the
Neuvo Gasometro stadium, with two men -
believed to be 35 and 45 – confirmed dead after
the shooting. The match was suspended
following the violent clashes.
Sergio Berni, head of national security in
Argentina, insists the scenes could have been
avoided had away fans been prevented from
travelling to the game.
“It was an impressive shootout, more than 100
shots,” he told radio station La Red. “For 15 days
we were insisting that the match is played
without visiting support. Unfortunately what
happened is what we feared.
“I hope that, from what has happened, we are
aware that playing without visiting supporters is
an option. We want weekends to be a party, and
not a day of mourning.”
Violence among supporter groups is endemic in
Argentinian football. In June, a Lanus supporter
was killed after a brawl with Estudiantes fans
prompted police to use rubber bullets to disperse the crowd.

Source: goal.com

By frankdmx Posted in sports

China And Nigeria Sign Mega $1.1bn Deal

China has agreed to give Nigeria a $1.1bn
(£700m) low-interest loan to build much-
needed infrastructure.
The deal was struck during Nigerian President
Goodluck Jonathan’s meeting with Chinese
President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Wednesday.
The money would help build roads, airport
terminals in four cities, and a light-rail line for
Nigeria’s capital.
China is investing heavily in Africa at it relies
on it for oil and other natural resources.
Nigeria is Africa’s biggest oil producer, but its
infrastructure needs updating and most people
live in poverty.
Mr Xi said both countries had been brought
together by a common task of pursuing
national development, AFP news agency
reports.
“As a proverb of Nigeria reads: ‘A man cannot
sit down alone to plan for prosperity,'” he is
quoted as saying.
Mr Jonathan is leading a business delegation
on a four-day trip to China to boost ties
between the two countries.
Chinese companies are already building roads
across Nigeria in contracts worth $1.7bn.
China’s demand for crude oil produced in
Nigeria is expected to rise tenfold to 200,000
barrels a day by 2015, Nigerian officials said,
AFP reports.

Source:BBC.co.uk

China And Nigeria Sign Mega $1.1bn Deal

China has agreed to give Nigeria a $1.1bn
(£700m) low-interest loan to build much-
needed infrastructure.
The deal was struck during Nigerian President
Goodluck Jonathan’s meeting with Chinese
President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Wednesday.
The money would help build roads, airport
terminals in four cities, and a light-rail line for
Nigeria’s capital.
China is investing heavily in Africa at it relies
on it for oil and other natural resources.
Nigeria is Africa’s biggest oil producer, but its
infrastructure needs updating and most people
live in poverty.
Mr Xi said both countries had been brought
together by a common task of pursuing
national development, AFP news agency
reports.
“As a proverb of Nigeria reads: ‘A man cannot
sit down alone to plan for prosperity,'” he is
quoted as saying.
Mr Jonathan is leading a business delegation
on a four-day trip to China to boost ties
between the two countries.
Chinese companies are already building roads
across Nigeria in contracts worth $1.7bn.
China’s demand for crude oil produced in
Nigeria is expected to rise tenfold to 200,000
barrels a day by 2015, Nigerian officials said,
AFP reports.

Source:BBC.co.uk

WINNERS KIDS CHOICE AWARDS 2013

And the winners are;wait before we get to that point,let’s find out who our SLIME man is and no other than the hubby to one of the awesome singers in a group,the black eyed peas Fergie(who is pregnant at the moment), Josh Duhamel. Back to our first point,here are the winners for the 2013 KCA held in Los Angeles:

TELEVISION:
Favorite TV Show: Victorious
Favorite Reality Show: Wipeout
Favorite Cartoon: SpongeBob SquarePants
Favorite TV Actor: Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally)
Favorite TV Actress: Selena Gomez (Wizards of
Waverly Place)

FILM:
Favorite Movie: The Hunger Games
Favorite Movie Actor: Johnny Depp (Dark
Shadows)
Favorite Movie Actress: Kristen Stewart (The
Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2)
Favorite Animated Movie: Wreck-It Ralph
Favorite Voice from an Animated
Movie: Adam Sandler (Hotel Transylvania)
Favorite Male Buttkicker: Dwayne Johnson
(Journey 2: The Mysterious Island)
Favorite Female Buttkicker: Kristen Stewart
(Snow White and the Huntsman)

MUSIC:
Favorite Music Group: One Direction
Favorite Male Singer: Justin Bieber
Favorite Female Singer: Katy Perry
Favorite Song: “What Makes You
Beautiful” (One Direction)

SPORTS:
Favorite Female Athlete: Danica Patrick
Favorite Male Athlete: LeBron James

OTHER CATEGORIES:
Favorite Villain: Simon Cowell (The X Factor)
Favorite Book: The Hunger Games series
Favorite Videogame: Just Dance 4
Favorite App: Temple Run

CHINUA ACHEBE:WOLE SOYINKA AND JP CLARK COMMENT,CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE GIVES HIM AN ELERGY IN A NATIVE LANGUAGE(IGBO)

English: Montage of Igbo people which include:...

English: Montage of Igbo people which include: Olaudah Equiano, aka Gustavus Vassa, Jaja of Opobo (1821–1891)Chinua Achebe and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Wole Soyinka

Wole Soyinka (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Chinua Achebe speaking at Asbury Hall...

English: Chinua Achebe speaking at Asbury Hall, Buffalo, as part of the “Babel: Season 2″ series by Just Buffalo Literary Center, Hallwalls, & the International Institute. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The death of one of the greatest writers of all time,Chinua Achebe,has sparked his fellow novelists to stand up and speak their own piece of mind about their colleague. Wole  Soyinka and JP. Clark delivered their heartfelt message about their colleague,friend and brother and this is what they had to say.

“For us, the loss of Chinua Achebe is, above all else, intensely personal. We have lost a brother, a colleague, a trailblazer and a doughty fighter.

“Of the ‘pioneer quartet’ of contemporary Nigerian literature, two voices have been silenced – one, of the poet Christopher Okigbo, and now, the novelist Chinua Achebe.

“It is perhaps difficult for outsiders of that intimate circle to appreciate this sense of depletion, but we take consolation in the young generation of writers to whom the baton has been passed, those who have already creatively ensured that there is no break in the continuum of the literary vocation.

“We need to stress this at a critical time of Nigerian history, where the forces of darkness appear to overshadow the illumination of existence that literature represents.

“These are forces that arrogantly pride themselves implacable and brutal enemies of what Chinua and his pen represented, not merely for the African continent, but for humanity.

“Indeed, we cannot help wondering if the recent insensate massacre of Chinua’s people in Kano, only a few days ago, hastened the fatal undermining of that resilient will that had sustained him so many years after his crippling accident.”

The University of Nigeria Nsukka in Enugu State has declared a morning period for the late Trailblazer.The accident that left him to a wheelchair occurred on the 22 march 1990 and he died on 22 march 2013.WHAT A TRAGIC LOSS. My condolence goes out to is family and friends.

Chimamanda’s elergy;

Ife mee,
Nnukwu ife mee,
Chinua Achebe anabago,
Onye edemede nke di,
Egwu, onye nnukwu uche, onye obi oma,
Keduzi onye anyi ga-eji eme onu?
Keduzi onye anyi ga-eji jee mba?
Keduzi onye ga-akwado anyi?
Ebenebe egbu o!
Anya mmili julu m anya,
Chinua Achebe, naba no ndokwa,
O ga-adili gi mma,
Naba na ndokwa.

English translation by Adaure Achumba

Something has happened
Something big/grave has happened,
Chinua Achebe is gone.
A great writer, a man of great wisdom, a man with a good heart.
Who shall we brag about?
Who are we going to tell the world about/take to other lands?
Who will guide us?
A storm has passed/a catastrophe has happened.
Tears fill my eyes.
Chinua Achebe rest in peace,
It shall be well with you.
Rest in peace.

from AaureAchumba.com

BEYONCE ON A NEW MUSIC GENRE.

As we all know or not,Queen bey has been on the works trying to create  new things and this time she did put out something new in her fans part in the music aspect by dropping a new single,trending on the social media,Twitter and youtube. She popped up this new joint a day ago and named it ‘BOW DOWN/I BEEN ON’. Some people have their opinions about and what is yours?

MAN BORN WITHOUT PENIS,HAS A SET A OF WORKING TESTICLES,TO BUILD ONE OUT OF HIS ARM

Andrew Wardle

Andrew Wardle

Andrew Wardle ,39, staylybrigde  greater Manchester,a British security guard,was born with his bladder outside his body,was put back inside surgically,still didn’t have a penis.Andrew Wardle; “Things like having sex and having a family which many people take for granted could actually be a possibility”. He is to undergo three surgical operation:Starting with trying to fold a flap of him skin from his arm along with all his blood vessels and nerves into a tube to put onto his pubic area.Then he will be fitted with a pump-operated implant so he can urinate and have sex.Andrew  claims that he’s had several sexual relations with over 10o women but his lack of penis put them off with him getting punched in the face or getting cheated on.This has resulted in attempting suicide and turning to drugs.His sister had to go see his childhood doctor for advice who in turn told her about the new procedure. Andrew has decided to go for the procedure.HOPE IT WORKS OUT FOR HIM.