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Monday, 30 November 2015

10 Things Happy People Do Before Lying In Bed Every Night

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Sleeping is a very important part of everyone’s life. Actually, the things we do before we go to bed matter, too. Many people watch TV-shows till late at night, drink a couple of beers with chicken wings, check all the existing social networks or just work till they are too exhausted.

#How To Be Successful In Life: 13 Tips From The World’s Most Successful People


No matter how old you are, where you’re from or what you do for a living, we all share something in common—a desire to be successful. Each person’s definition of success is different, however, as some may define success as being a loving and faithful spouse or a caring and responsible parent, while most people would equate success with wealth, fame, and power.

How to Make Millions on YouTube




YouTube isn't just for watching adorable cat videos or the latest viral video. If you do it right the social video site can be a major source of income. An unlikely cast of characters is raking in millions of dollars in advertising revenue. The good news is you don't need to have a Beyonce-sized bank account to get started.
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Lots of the highest earners on YouTube right now are gaming experts. According to

#10 Great Tips for Success in Both Life and Business



Sometimes what helps us to be successful in our professional lives is not such a great idea in our personal lives — competition is a quality that comes to mind. At the same time, we all have a limited amount of time each day to do the things that we want to do.
So for the sake of saving time and energy, I’m sharing a list of tips that will help you be successful in both life and in business.

1. Add Value

No matter what you do and where you go, you can’t go wrong with adding value. Simply put value is anything that people are willing to pay for. In your professional life, the more value you can offer the more money you can make. In your personal life, more value translates to closer relationships and strong personal growth. The best way to add value is to find the intersection between what people are willing to pay for and what service or product you can offer that is aligned with your values, strengths and goals.
How are you adding value to your employers and loved ones today? What can you do to increase your ability to add value?

2. Follow Your Passion

Reading numerous biographies on great people and from my own personal observations and encounters, I’ve realized that those who achieve greatness professional and personally follow their passion. The reason why great people are few and far in-between is because most people don’t even know what their passion is. For those that do figure out their passion, most of them don’t follow their passion consistently. This is one of the main reasons why people don’t reach their goals.
Do you know what your passion is? If not, what are you going to do to find out? If  you do know what you passion is, are you following it?

3. Be Extraordinary

If you do the same thing as everyone else, it’s hard to be successful. It is important to find the edge and then push past it. That is how you become noticed and get what you want. Whether it is money, meaningful relationships and/or a sense of personal accomplishment, the extraordinary person attracts them all.
How are you extraordinary?  If you feel just ordinary, what are you going to do to become extraordinary? For those who don’t know, you may want to check out articles on my blog and also How to go from Ordinary to Extraordinary.

4. Start Now

There are many factors that go into become a success in both your professional and personal life but the one factor that is required is taking action. Most people miss out on reaching their full potential because they never start. They are always preparing, planning and waiting for the best time to start. If I waited until I was ready, I would not have a coaching practice, a website, a blog, a workshop, etc. The stars rarely align and you will never be completely ready so just start now and adjust along the way.
Are you waiting for something before you start? What is your planning to doing ratio? What’s really the worse thing that can happen if you got started right now? If you are someone that’s just been waiting, stop reading this post and get started on what you have been wanting to do. This article will still be here when you get back.

5. Hunt for Good Mentors

People who “make it” usually credit their success to a mentor or a group of mentors who really helped guide them to get to where they are. Mentors have gone down the road that you want to travel and can guide you to get to your destination faster than if you went at it alone. If you want to be healthy, you would find a mentor who is already healthy. If you want to be rich, then you have to find someone who is already rich. What surprises me is how rarely people engage in mentoring relationships and those who do usually find mentors in only one aspect of their lives. If you want to be successful, be active about finding mentors that will help you achieve what you want. Jeff Goins has a nice short article on finding mentors.
Do you have a mentor in your life now? If not, ask yourself what barriers are preventing you from finding or establishing a mentoring relationship? If you do have a mentor, do you have one for the different aspects of your life (financial, health, professional, personal, spiritual, relationships, parenting etc.)?

6. Build a Support Group

While mentors serve as a guide with whom you review your past actions and plan your next steps, a support group are your companions that help you with during the actual execution of your plan. This may be in the form of a mastermind group or accountability partner where you keep each other accountable for your goals and to help each other deal with situations that may arise while you are on your journeys. It is extremely helpful to have someone you know that is willing to listen to your frustrations and self doubt and to encourage you and remind you of how far you’ve already come.
Who is in your support group?

7. Personally Know Your Finances

Numbers scare a lot of people. Start talking about assets, liabilities and net worth and people’s eyes just glaze over. If you are one of these people who run away from numbers, please stop running because you are hurting yourself. If you want to be financially independent, you need to know how to keep score. If you have your own business or want to successfully invest, finances tell you how well you are doing and reveal the health of a business. If you don’t understand finances, you have to learn. It’s easy once you get over the limiting belief that you are no good at numbers. For those interested in learning more, you may want to check out these personal finance resources.
Do you know you net worth? If you are bad at numbers, what specifically makes you believe that? How can you improve your financial intelligence?

8. Get Help

I have a tendency to try to do everything myself and in some ways it is good and in many ways it is bad. It is important to know and understand all aspects of your life and business but that does not mean having to do all the tasks involved in maximizing your potential in those areas. It is true that we can always learn new things and become competent in them but what is also true is that we are only given 24 hours each day and to live full lives, it is more effective to do what we do best and to outsource tasks that we’re not good at to people who excel at them. Delegating effectively takes trust and the ability to clearly communicate what you want. For those that want to outsource, Elance is a nice way to find some quality freelancers.
How are you spending your time? Is it doing things you are awesome at? If not, what are you doing that you can outsource or delegate so you can devote more time doing what you’re great at? What’s stopping you from outsourcing or delegating?

9. Learn Sales

Many people cringe when they hear the word sales. “I would never be in sales, that’s a sleazy job.” It is exactly this type of thinking that stops people from being their best. Sales is nothing more than persuading someone of something. When you are looking to get a date, you are selling. When you are interviewing for a job, you are selling. When you are trying to persuade your spouse or kids to go to Europe for your family vacation, you are selling. In a professional setting, sales is paramount and the lifeline for any business. If you want to get the most out of life and business, learn the skills for effective selling. I am beginning a series of blog posts on How to Sell on my blog and you can learn from other successful sales trainers by reading material from Zig Ziglar, Brian Tracey and Og Mandino.
When you hear “sales”, what associations come to mind? Are they positive or negative? Do you know the how to sell effectively? If not, how do you plan to learn?

10. Be Resilient

Things rarely work out the way you planned and there will always be distractions and stumbling blocks that you have to deal with when you are on your road to success. The key point to remember is to persist and to develop the courage to move on even when everyone around you is telling you it is ok to give up. This does not mean stubbornly holding on to your original plan but rather continuing to pursue your goal as long as the reasons for doing so is still valid (Make sure you know the “Why” of what you want). When everything seems to be going wrong, keep in mind that “the road to success is paved with a thousand failures” so each failure actually brings you closer to where you want to be. If you have trouble being resilient, check out the 6 Effective Ways to Be Persistent.
How often to you quit because things got tough? Would you descrive yourself as an unshakeable optimist? Do you view problems as opportunities or warning signs? How do you view failure and are you making sure that you don’t make the one mistake people make when learning from their mistakes?
This is not an exhaustive list, but it does provide a good starting point. I would love to hear what tips you have found especially useful in both life and business in the comments section.


Disclaimer: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the comment writers alone and does not reflect or represent the views of Victor Duru

10 Ways to Go Green and Save Money






green.jpgMany of us are way too busy to do our share to help the environment — or at least, that's how it feels much of the time. We'd like to join the fight against global warming, but who has the time? Helping the environment isn't just good for the earth... it's good for your pocketbook too. You can do it in small ways, at home and when you drive, and those ways will add up to major changes worldwide, and big changes that you'll see in your budget. Continue reading for 10 tips on how to save money saving the planet.

How to Save on Buying a Computer macbook.


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A computer can often be one of the largest purchases you make, aside from home and auto, running well over $1,500 if you get a top model. However, if your budget doesn't allow for a purchase this large, don't fret — there are ways to buy a computer for a bargain and keep your budget intact.

27 Great Tips to Keep Your Life Organized




It’s a rare person among us who doesn’t feel the need to get more organized. I consider myself fairly organized, for example, but there are times when I get a little lax about my organizational rules, and there’s always room for improvement.
And if you’re already organized (read: you’re an organizational freak), chances are, you like to read about others’ organizational systems.

Monday, 23 November 2015

golden rules for SMSF investors to keep in mind

Investing during times of market stress and volatility can be difficult. For this reason it’s useful for SMSF investors to keep a key set of things – call them rules – in mind.

The seven key rules, in my view, are: be aware that there is always a cycle; invest for the long term; turn down the noise; buy low and sell high; beware of the crowd; diversify and focus on investments offering a sustainable cash flow.

1. Be aware that there is always a cycle

The historical experience of investment markets – be they bonds, shares, property or infrastructure –

Hub airports lure travelers with layover frills



 
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TOKYO -- With ever-expanding direct-flight and transit options, major international airports can no longer rely on their convenient location alone to attract travelers.
     Since fewer airport users means a loss of jobs and businesses, airports are keen to upgrade their facilities and develop enticing services to keep the traffic coming.

Monday, 9 November 2015

A few things to consider before booking a flight

With fuel costs rising and airlines finding more fees to impose on travelers every day, airfare isn’t getting any cheaper. Since you can’t drive to all your dream destinations, flying is the only way to go sometimes and, undeniably, the fastest. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to find the most affordable fares and also avoid paying as many extra charges as possible when you plan ahead.

How to Make the Ordinary Extraordinary

How To Make The Ordinary ExtraordinaryYou’ve just ordered a top sirloin at a five star restaurant and the waiter brings you prime rib.  Or you arrive on time for your reservation and still have to wait 20 minutes to get a table.  Or you ask for a beer with your dinner and, after you’ve reminded the waiter twice, he informs you as you’re finishing off your entree that the restaurant is out of your selection.  

Surprising Brain Hacks That Bring Enormous Confidence 7 Surprising Brain Hacks to Build Enormous Confidence by Philip Pape

7 Surprising Brain Hacks That Bring Enormous Confidence
Are you ever held back by a lack of confidence? Does this prevent you from achieving your goals and becoming ultimately successful?

How To Radiate Positivity In A Negative World Posted on November 9, 2015 by Laura

How To Radiate Positivity in a Negative World
To all the other dreamers out there, don’t ever stop or let the world’s negativity disenchant you or your spirit. If you surround yourself with love and the right people, anything is possible.” – Adam Green
Every day feels like doomsday, doesn’t it?

100 Great Tips to Improve Your Life

This post was written by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits

Most of us are interested in improving something about ourselves: our productivity, our sanity, our organization, our happiness, our effectiveness, our impact on the environment, our minds, our dreams.
And you can spend hundreds of dollars on books and thousands of hours on websites looking for your answers.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Make Money Online -35 top paying sites and apps

Most 'earn cash from home' ads are cons. Yet if you've a computer or smartphone, there's a host of small ways to boost your coffers. Dedicated Money Savers earn £1,000s a year from their sofa, often with no special skill needed.

This Thursday - the CHEAPEST time to book millions of Easyjet summer 2016 seats? - 16 cheap flight, hotel and holiday booking tips and tricks - And a warning: don't book a holiday naked

It seems odd to be talking summer 2016 before we've got to winter. Yet there are a couple of urgent booking tips taking off right now, so I thought why not bring you a plane-load? Whether it's for half-term, Christmas or next summer, if you want to go abroad, I've 16 key tips to ensure it's cheap and financially safe...

Monday, 14 September 2015

10 On-Page SEO Tips to Use in 2015 By Amber Kemmis on Dec 31, 2014 | SEO, Attract Visitors

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Search engine optimization has significantly changed in recent years much to the amiss of Google’s guidelines. As you move into 2015 and look to grow your website’s organic  traffic, what will be most important for you to use for on-page SEO? Here’s a list of on-page SEO techniques that you are probably already using but are still important in 2015 and also some newer developments in SEO that you should consider in your strategy.

Thursday, 10 September 2015

The Power Of Personalization In eLearning





Ask 10 people to order a pizza and you’ll see just how individual we all are and that there are endless ways to create personal savory perfection. Thin base or thick? Order in or take out? More mozzarella… but hold the anchovies, thanks! Personalization allows us to add a touch of the pizza experience to eLearning through customizing content and features to the learner’s individual needs, preferences, and learning style.

Why No One Knows How to Write a Check Anymore Follow these six steps to write a check the right way.








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Payments by check have fallen by more than 50 percent since 2000, according to the Federal Reserve.
By
Check writing has become a lost art. There used to be something official about writing a personal check that made even the most minor transactions feel more important when you had to physically write out the

8 Tips for Traveling Around the World for Less Have the urge to see a few countries? Here's how to afford the journey.

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Don't let money stop you from seeing the world.

The idea of taking a trip around the world might sound like an impossible dream if you’re not rich, but there are practical ways to do it. You might have to live with fewer belongings and skip fancy hotels and meals. But who knows? That might just add to the adventure.

17 Tips To Motivate Adult Learners by Christopher Pappas

The introduction of learning technology and the changing workplace recently increased the importance of adult learning. However, there comes the problem of motivating adult learners. There are a few things that stand in the way to motivating adults to start learning.

How To Motivate Adult Learners

Adults, unlike children, teenagers and students, in most cases, have a lot of things on their minds and your eLearning course is probably the last one of them. In addition, your adult learners don't see the rewards

THE MONEY SECRET OF THE WEALTHY

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Earning a lot of money doesn't make you wealthy, but these strategies do.
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Several years ago, New York Times Wealth Matters columnist Paul Sullivan opened up his finances to a group of high-powered, high-net worth investors known as Tiger 21. Members gather regularly to discuss investing strategies and at one meeting, Sullivan asked them to critique his own – relatively meager by their standards – financial life.

Rankings & Advice News U.S. News Home money Facebook Twitter Money Rankings & Advice Home Retirement Personal Finance Credit Cards My Money The Frugal Shopper Alpha Consumer The Smarter Investor Reboot Your Finances Careers Investing Real Estate Important Money Tips for Older Adults Going Back to College Careful, or your finances will get an F.

How can you manage responsibilities and college costs later in life? Study up on these areas to learn how. By Geoff Williams

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Be the very best you can be

BE CAREFUL THAT YOU DON'T STEAL PEOPLE'S POWER! Friends, If you want to help people on your team to excel... The best thing you can do is to let them figure some stuff out on their own. Hand holding and babysitting breeds an attitude of expectancy and laziness. SERIOUSLY! You may think you're being the best leader in the world. But the fact is you're not. It's not good for you. And it's not good for them. Of course you should help your team. But there's a line. People come to me all the time with various kinds of questions and problems. "Vic, I'm broke. Can you lend me?" Vic, I'm stuck with this. Can you do it for me?" Usually, the same people asking these questions didn't watch the videos, didn't even attempt to solve the problem themselves... AND WERE OUT AT THE BAR POUNDING SHOTS ALL NIGHT! Do yourself a favour. Do them a favour and let them figure that shit out on their own. They may hate you for it now. But one day they will thank you for it. DON'T ROB THEM OF THEIR CHANCE TO BECOME A MORE POWERFUL AND CREATIVE HUMAN BEING!

Monday, 31 August 2015

For marketers and online entrepreneurs

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HERE'S A FREE 6 FIGURE MARKETING LESSON...
This is the most life changing post I've written in a long
time.
Why?
Because it will give some of you the financial
breakthrough you've been desperately searching for.
PAY CLOSE ATTENTION AND TAKE NOTES.
Making money on the internet is simple. It all comes
down to something called positive expectancy. The rest is
just the wrapping paper we place that positive
expectancy in.
So what is positive expectancy?
" The skill of creating hope and making people feel like
they will take a positive step toward their desired
outcome if they follow your simple advice."
And that raises another question.
What do people desire?
Simple...
HAPPINESS!
But Ben, tell me why are they unhappy?
Ok you twisted my arm.
People are unhappy because they have lots of problems
stressing them out and keeping them awake at night.
Problems like:
-Debt
-Feeling trapped in the rat race
-Lack of free time
-Not enough vacations
-No control of their life
-Lack of choice
-Limited freedom
-Feeling undervalued and underappreciated
-Feeling unloved and disrespected
-Low self confidence and self belief
And the list goes on!
Now the thing is, people see money as the answer to all
those problems. But that in itself creates an even BIGGER
problem.
Why?
Because they don't understand how to get more money.
That's where your job comes in as a marketer.
You have to tap into their pain and problems and get
them to the desired outcome. You have to give them
what I like to refer to as their...
MOSES AND THE BURNING BUSH EXPERIENCE
You have to be the light.
You have to be the almost supernatural voice that calls
out to them in their wilderness of hopelessness.
You have to point them to the promised land.
And the way you do that is by showing them how to get...
1)Traffic
2)Leads
3)Conversions
Because that = money = choice = freedom...
AND FREEDOM = COMPLETE HAPPINESS!
It's as simple as that.
Take this post. Study it. Apply it. All the answers are here
for you to see. It's up to you to act on them.

Monday, 10 August 2015

14 Tips To Make The Rest Of 2015 Your Most Productive Year Yet

In case you haven't noticed, we're a little obsessed with productivity.
To make your quest for a more productive self this year something you can really work towards, we asked some of the most productive we work with all year what they do in their everyday lives to get so much done. Here's what they had to say:

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

7 Foods that Do Not Affect Blood Sugar

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Blood sugar is not just something which should be monitored by diabetics, as the way your body feels is quite often determined by these levels. Low blood sugar can leave you feeling dizzy, cold or tired, whereas a high blood sugar level usually means you feel more awake and full of beans.

Home Remedies To Keep Your Teeth Healthy

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They say the mouth is the window to the health of the body. If that’s the case, then taking care of your teeth and gums should be an important part of your daily routine. Practicing diligent oral hygiene and visiting your dentist regularly are the best ways to achieve optimal oral health. However, did you know that there are

What Do You Want? 6 Steps to Manifest Your Dreams

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Do you ever just slog through the day doing the tasks you know you have to do, meeting your responsibilities, but not having fun? Does it seem like fun is something you had before you had kids? You used to be able to take the time to enjoy life, but not anymore.

5 Tips for Social Entrepreneurs

5 Tips for Social Entrepreneurs

Being independent of geographic location or an employer allows you more freedom to pursue lifestyles like the one I live at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage in rural northeastern Missouri. Environmental sustainability depends on economic sustainability. Becoming a social entrepreneur is a way to marry your values with your independence.

FATHERHOOD: 100 ways to be a better father

 

Fatherhood is a tricky proposition. We all want to be great dads, but chances are, our fathers never sat down with us and taught us how to be a better father.
 
And we don’t necessarily want to be our fathers. I mean, we want to emulate their positive influence on us, but we also want to do it our own way. And because children tend to spend more of their time with their

Nigeria Relations with International Organizations http://www.photius.com/countries/nigeria/government/nigeria_government_relations_with_inter~10033.html Sources: The Library of Congress Country Studies; CIA World Factbook


Nigeria played active roles in various international organizations and vied for positions in them. For example, Joseph Garba, Nigeria's former permanent representative to the UN, was elected in 1989 to a one-year term as president of the UN General Assembly; Adebayo Adeedji was

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Son of Boston Police Captain Arrested as Possible Terrorist Adams, Mass. — By MICHELE McPHEE, BRIAN EPSTEIN and BRIAN ROSS



PHOTO: Alexander Ciccolo participates in "peace walk" in 2012.

The estranged son of a respected Boston police captain was arrested July 4 by FBI agents as part of a counter-terrorism operation against alleged ISIS-inspired domestic terrorists, federal officials told ABC News today.
Alexander Ciccolo, 23, of Adams, Mass., was taken into custody on gun charges after buying two pistols and two rifles from an undercover FBI confidential informant, federal officials said. In a search of his apartment, officials reported they found it loaded with possible bomb-making equipment including a pressure cooker, a variety of chemicals, an alarm clock, along with “attack planning papers” and “jihad” paperwork. FBI agents said he used the name Abu Ali al-Amriki and neighbors said he was a recent convert to Islam.
“This is a very bad person arrested before he could do very bad things,” one senior federal official briefed on the arrest told ABC News.




PHOTO: A photo of weapons allegedly purchased by Alexander Ciccolo was entered into evidence.PHOTO: A photo of weapons allegedly purchased by Alexander Ciccolo was entered into evidence.


An FBI affidavit said Ciccolo initially planned to travel to “another state” and use a pressure cooker bomb “to conduct terrorist attacks on civilians, members of the U.S. military and law enforcement personnel.” The FBI said the attack location was later changed to a town with a state university and would be concentrated on “college dorms and cafeteria, to include executions of students, which would be broadcast live via the internet.”
Ciccolo’s father is Boston police Captain Robert Ciccolo, a veteran commander assigned to Operations at Boston Police headquarters who was one of those to respond to the deadly Boston Marathon bombing in April 2013. According to the FBI, the younger Ciccolo said he was “inspired” by the Marathon bombing and the use of pressure cooker bombs, and told the FBI undercover operative, “Allahu Akbar!!! I got the pressure cooker today.”
Law enforcement officials said Capt. Ciccolo alerted counter-terrorism authorities about a year ago that his son, with whom he had had minimal contact for several years, “was going off the deep end” and “spouting extremist jihadist sympathies.”
According to the affidavit of an FBI agent, the younger Ciccolo recently stated that he is, “not afraid to die for the cause," and that he characterized America as ”Satan” and “disgusting.”
Capt. Ciccolo did not respond to a request for comment but late Monday the Ciccolo family posted a statement on the Boston Police Department's website.
"While we were saddened and disappointed to learn of our son's intentions, we are grateful that authorities were able to prevent any loss of life or harm to others," the statement reads. "At this time, we would ask that the public and the media recognize our grief and respect our desire for privacy." 


PHOTO: Boston cab drivers rallied before attending a hearing, chaired by Capt. Robert Ciccolo, with Boston Police Hackney Division at Roxbury Community College regarding a proposed fare increase on June 24, 2015 in Boston. 
PHOTO: Boston cab drivers rallied before attending a hearing, chaired by Capt. Robert Ciccolo, with Boston Police Hackney Division at Roxbury Community College regarding a proposed fare increase on June 24, 2015 in Boston.


According to the FBI affidavit, Ciccolo posted a photo of a dead American soldier and wrote, “Thank you Islamic State. Now we won’t have to deal with these kafir back in America.” Kafir is a reference to non-believers of Islam. In a meeting with an FBI cooperating witness, Ciccolo praised the recent terror attack on a beach resort in Tunisia that killed 39 people, according to the FBI affidavit. “Awesome. Awesome, you that ah, that brother in Tunisia was impressive,” Ciccolo allegedly said.
The younger Ciccolo is scheduled to be in court in Springfield, Massachusetts Tuesday morning for a detention hearing. He was quietly arraigned last Monday on the gun charges, according to documents filed in federal court today. Ciccolo has been held at the Wyatt federal lockup in Rhode Island since his arrest. 


PHOTO: Federal agents search a home in Adams, Mass. on July 4.PHOTO: Federal agents search a home in Adams, Mass. on July 4.


Last week FBI Director James Comey said agents had arrested more than 10 people with suspected ties to ISIS and that the busts foiled planned Fourth of July attacks.
“I do believe that our work disrupted efforts to kill people, likely in connection with July 4th,” Comey said.
Ciccolo’s arrest was among the ones that interrupted a planned attack, the officials said.
Prior to allegedly becoming an ISIS sympathizer, Ciccolo was photographed attending an anti-nuclear "peace walk" in 2012.
Jun Yasuda, a Buddhist who walked with Ciccolo in July 2012, told ABC News Ciccolo appeared to be “concerned about peace… and understood about non-violent protest.”
“We walked together after Fukushima, and he realized that he had an open mind and that people were wonderful,” Yasuda said.
Michele McPhee is a Boston-based freelance journalist and frequent contributor to ABC News. ABC News' Alexander Hosenball contributed to this report.


 Alexander Ciccolo participates in a peace walk in 2012. 


 Alexander Ciccolo participates in a "peace walk" in 2012.

Breast cancer warning to older women


Many older women are unaware of some of the early warning signs of breast cancer, according to a survey.
Fewer than half of the women over 70 who were questioned could name a symptom, apart from a lump.
The government health agency, Public Health England, which organised the survey, said that older women were also more likely to delay going to their GP.

About one in three women diagnosed with breast cancer each year are aged 70 or over.
A campaign by Public Health England, called Be Clear on Cancer, is urging older women to visit their doctor if they notice breast changes, such as a lump or a change to the nipple, skin or the shape of the breast.
Jenny Harries of Public Health England said: "We want women 70 and over to be aware of their breasts and to recognise any changes, report any new symptoms and just remember that you're not past it when it comes to breast cancer."
Figures show that about 9,500 women die every year from breast cancer and over half of these women (5,400) are aged over 70.
Sara Hiom, Cancer Research's director of early diagnosis, said: "This campaign highlights two important facts that aren't well known - that breast cancer isn't just about lumps, and that older women are most at risk."
"We hope these latest Be Clear on Cancer adverts will encourage women, especially older ones, to tell their GP about any unusual or persistent changes to their breasts, be that a lump, or something else like discharge, or a change to the skin or nipple.
"An early diagnosis, regardless of age, usually makes breast cancer more treatable," she added.

Extended screening

The survey from Public Health England questioned 731 women aged over 40 in England.

When asked to name symptoms of breast cancer, only 48% of women over 70 could name a symptom other than a lump.
Women aged under 50 and over 70 are not included in the national breast screening programme, but a trial is investigating the merits of extending screening to women aged 47-49 and 71-73.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in England, with about 41,000 women diagnosed each year.

'Softener' may help kill cancers


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It may be possible to "soften-up" cancers before hitting them with chemotherapy drugs, researchers suggest.

A study, published in the Cancer Cell, uncovered how tumours can become resistant to commonly used drugs.

HIV: UN meets goal to treat 15 million-By Michelle Roberts Health editor


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The goal to get HIV treatment to 15 million people by the end of 2015 has already been met, says the United Nations Aids agency.
The landmark figure was reached in March - nine months ahead of schedule.

Israel not bound by deal with Iran - Netanyahu

"Israel is not bound by this deal with Iran because Iran continues to seek our destruction. We will always defend ourselves."

Buhari promises to honour all international trade agreements


President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday promised that his administration will honour all international trade agreements that will directly improve the living conditions of Nigerians.

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Azubuike’s Inspiring Story Of Youth Corps Community Service By Margaret Mwantok





The quote, “Ask not what your country can do for you,
ask what you can do for your country” by former
American President John Kennedy appropriately
captures the essence of Chibuzor Miran Azubuike’s
book The Girl Who Found Water.

Russia Seeks Cooperation In Science And Technology With Brics Members






As a further step to consolidate the group's footprint, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has ordered to sign a memorandum on cooperation with BRICS countries (namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) in the sphere of science, technologies and innovations, the official website of the Russian government reported in March.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

MAXIMIZING IMPACT THROUGH STRONG HEALTH SYSTEMS




Since our founding, Mali Health has worked at the health systems level to improve not only access to basic healthcare, but the quality of care itself.  Today, we partner with clinics to improve the capacity and quality of the services they provide to the residents of our partner slum communities.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Benitez 10th man to take Madrid hotseat under Perez

The hiring of Rafael Benitez as Real Madrid boss on Wednesday makes the Spaniard the 10th coach to serve under Florentino Perez during his two spells as the club’s president between June 2000-February 2006 and since June 2009.  The 68-year-old has sanctioned the spending of reportedly over a billion euros on transfer fees during that time for the return of three league titles, two Champions Leagues and two Copa del Reys.  Here, AFP sports looks at the nine men that have come and gone under Perez’s leadership:  Vicente del Bosque (November 1999-June 2003)  Arguably Perez’s most famous and ludicrous decision was to let the now Spanish national team manager go just days after he had won a second league title in three seasons. 

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

5 Important Health Tips Every Woman Should Know The health of both, men and women is vitally important. However, it appears that there is a bit more emphasis placed on women’s health. This is for various reasons like the structure of their reproductive system, fertility, hormonal and emotional factors, etc.


With the genetic, physiological, as well as the nutritional sciences expanding forward in their discoveries, we simply know today that women’s health includes some different precautions, needs and characteristics.
What we are told as women in the mainstream media however, is not always for the good of our health. All too often it serves more the well-being of the pharmaceutical companies and other corporations, who all too often prey on the fact that women do tend to be more proactive about their health, and thus willing to buy or use more products than men, while having less quality time for themselves.
Thus today, I share with you 5 important health tips every woman should know, when it comes to optimal health from the holistic and natural point of view.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Orya elected as G-NEXID President in Switzerland


Lagos - Roberts Orya, the Managing Director and
Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Export-
Import Bank (NEXIM), has been elected as the
new Honorary President of the Global Network
of Export-Import Banks and Development
Finance Institutions (G-NEXID).
This follows the conclusion of latter's tenth
Annual General Meeting at the Palais des
Nations, Geneva, Switzerland.
Orya thanked the members for his election.

"I see my election as a privilege to serve and
continue in the giant strides already made by
my predecessors towards forging and fostering
a strategically vibrant and mutually beneficial
South-South trade relationship. It is also an
honour to my country, Nigeria, which is
the largest economy in Africa especially as we
have just concluded a very peaceful Presidential
election."
Orya lauded the outgoing Honorary President,
Rubens Amaral Jr.
G-NEXID, with a membership of 24 institutions,
was established in 2006 at the joint initiative of
Exim Bank of India and UNCTAD, as a platform
to boost South-South trade and investment
relations.
The primary objective of the network was to
serve as a channel to bridge the gap between
financing of trade and the achievement of the
development goals of developing and emerging
economies by fostering South-to-South trade
flows.
Specific to this goal was tackling the difficulties
associated with access to trade finance in the
fragile markets of the South aimed at spurring
and stabilizing economic growth.
Orya is the fourth Honorary President of the G-
NEXID.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Why Nollywood is not recognized at the Oscars — Afriff Boss

CEO of AFRIFF, Chioma Ude, has revealed the reason Nigerian movies are yet to get much recognition from global film awards and festivals.
She revealed this while speaking as a panelist at the Nigerian Entertainment Conference alongside Wunmi Obe, Femi Falodun and Theo Lawson.
According to her, the major reason is because most of the movies do not have as much local language content as required to enter the Foreign Film categories at most of the world’s biggest award shows.
“We need to understand what this category is about and the criteria for entry. Movies in this category are expected to have rich cultural elements which must reflect in the language, story, music and all other elements present in the film. Although, things are getting better now, as Nollywood got an invitation from the Oscars last year, and hopefully will get a slot soon. The right film must have at least 51% local language content to be accepted into the Foreign Language Film category.’
Speaking for the music industry, recording artiste, Wunmi Obe, explained that the same reason was why only the likes of Sunny Ade, Femi Kuti, Angelique Kidjo are the ones who usually get nominated for the Grammys.
“These people are very African in their sounds and lyrics, and that is what is required for that category.” she said.
- See more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/why-nollywood-is-not-recognized-at-the-oscars-afriff-boss/#sthash.9eyQX0Ix.dpuf

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

REVELATION

My name is Emmanuel Senayon. I thank God for his divine grace in my life who gave me the golden grace to see this revelation. The Lord promised me in my first encounter, to visit me again, to show me the mystery because his coming is very near and Satan is working so hard to win souls for his ugly kingdom. It all happened on the 26th of January 2013 around 6am in the morning when I slept and I didn't know that my body was already dead here on earth. I saw the Lord, he said, "COME! I WANT TO SHOW YOU THE PLAN OF THE DEVIL AGAINST MAN." The Lord took my hand and we arrived before the throne of

Saturday, 14 March 2015

APGA, Senator ask court to stop Buhari from contesting 2015 presidential election


The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and
one-time Senator representing Anambra North
Senatorial Zone, Alphonsus Igbeke, have gone to
court to stop the Presidential Candidate of the
All Progressives Congress (APC), General

•Text courtesy of Channels TV. Photo shows
Buhari.


Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd), from contesting in
the election.
In the suit filed at the Federal High in Awka the
capital of Anambra State, the plaintiffs claim
General Buhari had beached relevant provisions
of the constitution of the Federal Republic of
Nigeria and the Electoral Act 2010.
The Plaintiffs through their lawyer, Mr
Nsobundu, had filed a nine-paragraph
originating summon and a 22-paragraph
Affidavit in support before the court presided
over by Justice M.I. Abubakar in a suit number
FHC/AWKA/CS/117/2015 and dated March 12
2015.
In a press conference, Senator Igbeke said the
suit filed by himself and APGA, sought an order
declaring that General Buhari is not
constitutionally qualified for the office of the
president having failed to comply with the
provisions of section 131, sub-section A, C, and
D of the 1999 constitution of the Federal
Republic of Nigeria and section 31 of the
Electoral Act 2010.
He said it was contained in suit that the
candidate was seeking election on a non-existing
platform, the All Progressives Congress Party
(APCP), instead of the All Progressives Congress
(APC).
Senator Igbeke also said that General Buhari
failed to file his birth certificate, failed to
provide evidence of meeting educational
qualification for contesting for president and
also made a false claim in his voter card of
being a civil servant.
A school attended by General Buhari had in the
heat of the certificate controversy released
General Buhari’s statement of result.
General Buhari had also dismissed the claims
that he had did not possess the required
credentials to vie for the position of the
President.

UTME candidates grumble over sudden cut of exam time, decry CBT system


Photo of a UTME student 


Many of the candidates writing the ongoing Joint
Admissions and Matriculation (JAMB) Unified
Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) have
expressed their grievances over the sudden
slash of the time given to them to finish their
papers.
Some of the affected students writing the
examination, which kicked off on March 9 and
ends on the 21st, voiced out their frustrations to
News Express Correspondent in Ibadan.
Mariam Ahmed Olayinka, who sat for the
Computer Based Test (CBT) exam at the ICT
Centre, The Polytechnic Ibadan, said she was
slated to write her exam from 1:30 p.m., as
stated on her slip, but her batch was called in
at about 5pm – after about four hours delay.
Her words: “We were supposed to start the
exams at 1:30 p.m., but we started 5pm. We
were given three and a half hours to finish up,
but we spent 2 hours for the four papers. At
exactly 7pm, while we were still on the
computer, they asked us to stand up and leave
the hall. We were shouting that we had not
finished, but they went ahead to shut the server
down. This is a sad moment for me and I am
not happy about it.
“With this, I scored 185. I knew if I had done
the last paper, mathematics, I would have
scored more excellently. My parents have been
hurling insults at me since then as if I caused it.
My time was still remaining 1:30 minutes on the
system before they asked me to leave.”
Another candidate who spoke today on the
same development, Olaonipekun Ifeoluwa, JAMB
officials and other invigilators monitoring the
examination decided to shut down the server
before time as it was getting dark. She disclosed
that some of the invigilators complained that
they had children at home to go and cater for.
Ifeoluwa also complained about the slow speed
of the computer systems available for the
examination, which, she said, unnecessarily
slowed down the candidates.
According to Ifeoluwa, “When you click on an
answer for a particular question, it takes time
before it responds to bring another consequent
question. This poor process wastes much of our
time. Most of us were not able to finish up as a
result. This CBT exam should be proscribed
because it has affected us much and we don’t
want a continuation of it.”

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