Thursday, 20 June 2013

Obama Takes Off His Jacket, Berlin Cheers .


While President Barack Obama delivered a speech on nuclear reductions at the iconicBrandenburg Gate on Wednesday, things got a little hot -- literally.
Obama thanked the people of Germany for the "extraordinarily warm welcome" on the 92-degree day.
"In fact, it's so warm, and I feel so good, that I'm actually going to take off my jacket," Obama said. "And anybody else who wants to, feel free to."
The president then proceeded to remove his jacket to an eruption of applause.
"We can be a little more informal among friends," Obama said.
This wasn't the first time Obama spoke to a receptive German crowd. In 2008, nearly200,000 people gathered to hear then-Senator Obama deliver an address as the Democratic presidential candidate.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

More Nigerian girls pose nude to trend on Twitter


Nude pictures are beginning to dominate the Nigerian Twitter space as the act is fast becoming fashionable among young ladies.
One of the objectives ladies who engage in this act seek to achieve is to break into trending topics on the social service and ultimately build a huge Twitter following and gain cheap popularity.
Ladies who have made this act a hobby employ hashtags to string together these obscene pictures to get them easily noticeable by other Twitter users. For instance, some of them use hashtags such as #boobsmonday, #boobsfriday and post their nude photographs.
Other girls equally interested are lured into posting their own nude pictures on the social site by employing the use of the hashtags for the day — such as #boobstuesday on a Tuesday, which make their nude pictures travel fast and go viral.
One of the typical Twitter female users of the social network who engage in this act is one with the name, Pretty Osaro. Osaro posted three nude pictures of herself on May 15, each showing her in different positions.  On her handle she says, ‘’I wanna be famous, doesn’t matter how many guys…’’
She went on to lament that her previous Twitter account was suspended and lashed out at

Lil Wayne vs America


Lil Wayne's "God Bless America" video is causing controversy ahead of its release. Footage of Wayne stepping all over an American flag while shooting the video has hit the web, and it has predictably drummed up some consternation (and blog posts).
The song itself, off of Wayne's "I Am Not A Human Being II," features a brand of political criticism familiar to those who've listened to the rapper's catalog: "My country, tis of thee / Sweet land of kill them all and let them die / So God bless America, this so Godless America." (An earlier example of Wayne's distaste for some aspects of American society is "Dontgetit," a "Tha Carter III" track that features the rapper blasting sentencing rules,

Real Madrid offer world-record €155m deal to keep Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is close to agreeing a new contract with Real Madrid which will make him the world's highest-earning footballer, Goal can reveal.

Madrid are in advanced talks with Ronaldo's representatives over a deal totalling around €155 million over five years, with the Portuguese forward set to earn €15m annually after tax in what will be the most lucrative contract in the history of the game.

Ronaldo, who has scored 201 goals in just 199 games in his four seasons at the Santiago Bernabeu, raised alarm bells on Thursday when he posted a cryptic message on Twitter which read simply: "All the news about my renewal with Real Madrid are false." Days earlier, however, he revealed his intention to remain at the Spanish side beyond his current contract, which expires in 2015.

After Portugal's 1-0 win over Russia in a World Cup qualifier last week, Ronaldo said:

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Pique: Mourinho nearly tore Spain apart


The Blaugrana defender has admitted the harmony in the Roja dressing room was disrupted during a sequence of heated derby clashes between Spain's two biggest clubs
Gerard Pique has slammed the damage Jose Mourinho inflicted on the Spain dressing room as a result of the fierce nature of Clasico encounters during his time in charge of Real Madrid.

The Portuguese coach left Blancos after a controversy-ridden final year in charge and has in recent weeks been roundly criticised by Barcelona personnel for the venomous atmosphere he created in La Liga.

And speaking to Marca ahead of Spain's first Confederations Cup clash with Uruguay, Pique confessed that rivalry almost destroyed la Roja, with the Portuguese guilty of gouging then Blaugrana assistant Tito Vilanova's eye during one ugly incident.

"I trusted in the maturity of all of the players," the 26-year-old defender responded when asked if he feared tension in the Mourinho era might completely undermine the national team.

"But things got to the point where they crossed the line, and that made for a tense atmosphere. That's where everyone's maturity came in to play in order to say, 'That's enough.' It wasn't Mourinho who did it. It was some of the players who  realised that it was getting out of hand."

Barcelona claimed the Liga crown in Mourinho's first season in charge at the Santiago Bernabeu and handed out a 5-0 beating to los Blancos at Camp Nou that same term and Pique feels the Catalans' dominance played a part in the ill-feeling between the sides.

"It got to the point where I think we were quite superior to Real Madrid and we were winning lots of trophies," the former Manchester United centre-half said. 

"He tried to take the game off the field of play and I think he acted like that because he felt inferior to Barcelona, but at the end of the day the pitch is where things happen. Everything else just creates a bad vibe and generates things which aren't good for the national team or for this sport."

World Population May Reach 11 Billion By 2100

The world's population could reach 11 billion by the year 2100, according to a new statistical analysis.
That represents 800 million more people than was forecast in 2011. Most of that increase comes because birth rates in Africa haven't dropped as fast as projected.
"The fertility decline in Africa has slowed down or stalled to a larger extent than we previously predicted, and as a result the African population will go up," said study co-author Adrian Raftery, a statistician at the University of Washington, in a statement.
Ever increasing
The United Nations reported that the population hit 7 billion in October 2011. That's an amazing increase from the mere 5 million people who lived on the planet in 8000 B.C. or the 1 billion who were alive in 1805.
The huge surge in population is expected to cause mega-city populations to swell, which could worsen environmental problems and overcrowding.Right now, Africa's population stands at 1.1 billion, but that is expected to increase four-fold, to 4.2 billion, by 2100.
Rest unchanged
The rest of the world is unlikely to see big changes from the past estimate. Europe may see a slight dip in population, because it continues to have a below-replacement birth rate, meaning more people are dying than being born.
The new analysis used a more sophisticated method for estimating life expectancy, updated fertility forecasting methods and new population data.
The model predicts that the population will likely reach between 9 billion and 13 billion by 2100. By contrast, the U.N.'s population estimates assume the average birth rate may vary by up to 0.5 children per woman, which results in a large range for the world's population at the end of the century, between 7 billion and 17 billion.
The findings suggest that experts should redouble their efforts to curb population growth in Africa, Raftery said.
"These new findings show that we need to renew policies, such as increasing access to family planning and expanding education for girls, to address rapid population growth in Africa," Raftery said in a statement.
culled from huffingtonpost.com

Man Utd Never An Option>>Mourinho


Jose Mourinho claims he knew of Sir Alex Ferguson's plans to retire months ago and would have turned down the chance to manage Manchester United in order to return to Chelsea.
The ex-Real Madrid boss is quoted as saying he "would have turned down every job in the world - the Manchester United job, everyone for Chelsea".
Mourinho has signed a four year contract to take charge at Stamford Bridge for a second time.
The manager also says he's told his Chelsea players not to act selfishly otherwise there will be "big trouble".
The final months of his tenure at Real Madrid were blighted by divisions within the dressing room and Mourinho is keen to avoid a repeat.
He said: "If you are a top professional, if you are not a selfish person, if you put the club in front of yourself and if you are here to work 100 percent for me, for your fellow players and for the club, we will have a wonderful relationship.
"If you are selfish, if you don't care about the club, don't care about the fans, don't care about the image... we are in big trouble.
"Sometimes you have groups that adapt to this in a very easy way. Sometimes you have groups that this becomes like a doctrine and everything is easy.
"Sometimes you have a couple of guys who are not so keen to accept these kind of rules and this is where you have some problematic relationships."
Mourinho remains close friends with Sir Alex and the pair agree that a regular turnover of managers at a club gives more power to the players.
He added: "What Sir Alex says in relation to English football is doctrine, it's the bible. If he says that with so many years of experience then I think he is correct. Does it relate to this club? I don't know.
"Last season Chelsea won the trophy I don't want to win. I won it with Porto before I won the 2004 Champions League and that is the way it should be done, you win first

Achebe didn’t read newspaper criticisms of his last book— Son, Chidi


Chinua Achebe’s son, Chidi, tells Gbenga Adeniji that despite the criticisms that followed the final work of the late literary icon, There Was A Country: A Personal History of Biafra, his father did not read any of them in newspapers
H ow much of your father’s childhood do you know?
The journey that would lead my father far and to the unprecedented, dizzying global acclaim started with his parents, Isaiah Okafo Achebe and Janet Iloegbunam. They were early Christian converts who dedicated their lives to spreading the gospel and instilling Christian values into their own children. This Christ journey would for my father continue in various schools, but most importantly, would resonate in his own personal Chi. It is this confluence of agreement between his soul and the Christian tenets he grew up with, like the waters of the Niger and Benue at Lokoja, that would result in a revolutionary, symphonic fusion of Western and African traditional literary forms; that not only would define his trademark narrative style, but give birth to his remarkable and indelible contribution to the worldwide literary canon.
We perceive this God-given genius—and there are many examples—through my father’s novels, poetry, children’s books, literary criticism, and his work with the African Writers Series—that established a whole generation of writers throughout the African continent. His uncanny gift of prognostication, human and civil rights work, but above all, his kindness, gentleness and legendary humility remind us that God is in tune with his Chi.
What lesson did you learn from your father’s decision as he made the journey into adulthood?
Dad’s over-fifty-year marriage to my mother, Christiana Okoli Achebe, may very well be his greatest blessing and wisest decision. That they had a successful marriage is an understatement that deserves commemorative status. Blessed with four children and six grandchildren

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Where is God?

culled from vanguard
WHEN you lose your faith your allowance to go through rituals becomes an unnecessary ticket to join in communal time wasting.
What’s heaven going to be like? Don’t say it can’t be imagined because that’s just being silly. We can imagine anything, why we have a mind. So let us try and visualize individuals first. Will old people be young looking? People who died very old who used to look at photos of their younger self may not prefer to spend eternity sporting deep wrinkles.
Little children who lost their lives will be what teens? Disabled people will be healed? What about a person who was cared for till they died—learning difficulty, autism or down syndrome for example—will they become clever as brain surgeons in heaven? Most could not make decisions when they were on earth, perhaps will now probably be great chess players.
Will there be plenty of virgins for Islamic terrorists and murderers in the name of Allah, if so where are they coming from?
When you confront a believer with that question they say God can do anything. So yes, you’ll have your quota of pale skin, big bosomed belly dancer blonde and brunettes once you get the stamp of approval. But wait, isn’t that idea just what a Middle Eastern man would consider heaven? He lives in the near desert arid region and the most pleasant position he’d wish to find himself would be just that. What about a person who’s idea of eternal bliss

Neymar stars as Brazil beat Japan but protests spoil opening day


Hosts Brazil opened the Confederations Cup with a comfortable 3-0 win over Japan on Saturday but the occasion was marred when police fired teargas at protesters outside the Mane Garrincha National Stadium.
New Barcelona forward Neymar was a constant menace throughout and got his country off to the perfect start on three minutes when he volleyed home a sensational effort from 25 yards.
Japan went close through Keisuke Honda but saw their hopes all but ended just after the restart when Paulinho crashed home a shot on the turn after a fine ball into the area by Dani Alves.
And Brazil wrapped up a convincing success in stoppage time when substitute Jo raced onto Oscar's pass and coolly slotted home.
Some fans in the 67,000 crowd had to be treated for the affects of tear gas fired by riot police at demonstrators outside the stadium.
Inside, the football crowd witnessed a competent Brazilian victory by Luiz Felipe Scolari's men who are looking for a third successive Confederations Cup success after winning the tournament in 2005 and 2009.
The Selecao came into the match looking to convince a global audience they are back on the right track in what many regard as a dress rehearsal ahead of next summer's World Cup finals.
Much of the expectation inevitably centres around Neymar, hailed as the country's icon and the key to their dreams of glory.
It is a vast burden for a 21-year-old to carry but he took just three minutes to

Kanye west now a Baby Daddy.


Kim Kardashian gave birth to her first child on Saturday - a month ahead of her due date. 
Mail Online exclusively revealed that the 32-year-old had been admitted to hospital in Beverly Hills on Friday.
The reality star had taken out a birthing suite at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center - a hospital of choice among many celebrities including Britney Spears, Victoria Beckham and Jessica Simpson.
Hours later - around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday - she gave birth to her baby girl. 
Her partner, rapper Kanye West, and mother Kris Jenner were reportedly at her side.
TMZ cited sources that she had a natural birth after having contractions late Friday evening.
Kim had planned to have a C-section but after suffering an infection had decided to take the precaution of going to the hospital a few weeks early, according to X17Online.
Her due date was reportedly July 11 - the same day as Kate Middleton.
Both mother and baby are in good health and resting, but given the early birthday, the littlest Kardashian has been placed in an incubator.
No further details have been released and the couple have not given any hint at what they will name their daughter. 
The couple announced the pregnancy in December.
Kardashian has been married twice before - to musician Damon Thomas in her 20s and

Don Jazzy gets the £1.2million champagne from Alexander Amosu


Friday, 14 June 2013

Luxury Nests Of Rich Nigerian Super Stars

With the current trend in the Nigerian entertainment scene, it seems that if you do not have a house in Lekki, an upscale area of Lagos State, you are not yet part of the big league. Saturday Beats focuses its searchlight on some artistes who just acquired houses worth millions of naira in Lekki.
Davido
Although he is also referred to as Omo Baba Olowo (son of a rich man), buying a house worth N140m sure earns him the name olowo (rich man). At age 20, the music star acquired a property in Lekki Phase1said to be worth N140m. The house is close to where his father also has a house in Lekki. Much of his income comes from his music and endorsements. He is currently a brand ambassador for MTN.
Chika Ike
Just some days back, the fair-skinned actress moved into her new

Retired soldier butchers wife over plans to marry mistress

THERE was pandemonium in Igarra Community of Akoko –Edo Local Government Area of Edo State, yesterday morning, when a retired soldier, murdered his wife,  Mrs Onyonishoyi Ukana-Nee Akarutu, following the refusal by the deceased to allow the husband, marry his long time mistress.
Ukana, a retired Warrant Officer 2, was said to have macheted his wife at about 1am Friday morning dismembering her body reminiscent of a scene from a horror movie. Sources close to the family said the 18 year old son of Shakede whose name could not be  ascertained at the time of filing this report  also sustained  several machete cuts in an attempt to rescue his mother.
His son was reported to have raised an alarm which attracted

Ambrosini leaving AC Milan after 18 seasons


AC Milan captain Massimo Ambrosini is leaving the club after 18 seasons, he told a news conference on Friday.

"This is my last press conference as a Milan player and I want to thank you all for 18 fantastic years that I won't ever forget," the 36-year-old midfielder said after the Serie A club decided not to renew his contract.
"I had to give myself a couple of days to work off a little of the inevitable sadness but life goes on. I still feel like a footballer and I will carry on playing."
Ambrosini played 489 times and scored 36 goals for Milan, winning four Serie A titles, two Champions Leagues and

Arnold Schwarzenegger to start ‘Terminator 5′ shooting in January

The 65-year-old actor is to reprise his most iconic role as the killer Cyberdyne cyborg for the first time since 2003′s ‘Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines’ and filming will begin at the start of 2014.
During an appearance at the 21st Century Financial Education Summit in Australia, Schwarzenegger is reported to have said: “I’m very happy that the studios want me to be in ‘Terminator 5′ and to star as The Terminator, which we start shooting in January.

Patrick Lussier and Laeta Kalogridis – a friend of ‘Terminator’ creator James Cameron – have

Agony of a 21-month old baby losing both eyes

When baby Favour Adam-Umoh was born 21 months ago into the Family of Mr. and Mrs. Blessing Adams, Favour appeared normal as a growing baby and there was nothing unpleasant about her health, particularly her eyes to raise any suspicion that something was remarkably wrong with her sight. But six months later, the signs began to manifest.

The state of her health then may have spured her parents to name her Favour – a gift bestowed as a token of goodwill, kind regard, love by God.
But, today, Favour is struck with a strange eye disease which medical doctors at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, confirmed to be congenital glaucoma.
Presently, Favour with bulging of the right eye which is now affecting the left eye, further

Forgive and forget Balotelli visits Christ the Redeemer ahead of Confederations Cup in Brazil.

Mario Balotelli and his Italy team-mates have been out and about in Rio looking at the sights ahead of their opening game in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup against Mexico.
Balotelli and fellow AC Milan forward Stephan El Shaarawy were visiting the statue of Christ the Redeemer on the Corcovado mount in the city.
The former Manchester City man was sent off on his last appearance in an Italy shirt against the Czech Republic and left the field raging, kicking and punching the tunnel as he went down it.

Italy's game against Mexico is on Sunday, and they will also take on hosts Brazil and Japan in the group stage. In the other pool of four are Spain, Uruguay, Tahiti and Nigeria. 
Since arriving in South America, Balotelli has already been praised by legend Pele.
'Balotelli is a real centre-forward,” Pele was quoted as saying.
'I really like the way he plays, because he uses his physicality to find space between opponents.
'I like his style and have been impressed by his attacking force.'

The future of El Shaarawy at Milan is not certain with clubs, including Manchester City, monitoring him over the second half of the season.
Milan vice-president Adriano Gallian Galliani denied that the club had received an offer from City, but has now said that El Shaarawy may not necessarily stay at the San Siro, and pointed to Napoli as a possible destination.
‘El Shaarawy? We never said he is not for sale,’ the vice-president told Corriere dello Sport.
‘Napoli? Ask the president Aurelio De Laurentiis.’



Man catches wife committing adultery

JOS – A middle aged housewife in Jos, the Plateau State capital is in trouble after she was caught in her matrimonial bed with another man by her husband.
The woman simply identified as Gloria was caught with a  neighbour,  a father of three who lives some houses away from the couple when the husband returned unexpectedly at their Rukuba Road residence.
The husband (names withheld) who sells clothes at the Old Bukuru Park was said to have barely left home for his business when his wife invited her man-friend, identified simply as George to come around as she was sick.
According to a neighbour who was with her when she made the call and begged to be anonymous, Gloria told the man friend to buy a pack of Don-Simon and a plate of pepper soup when coming.
The neighbour said: “She earlier complained of being ill. I heard her when we were sitting in front of the house telling the person on phone to bring a plate of pepper soup and a drink for her,

The world's oldest Jewish person, Evelyn Kozak, Has Died At Age Of 113.


NEW YORK -- The world's oldest Jewish person, Evelyn Kozak, whose family fled Russia to escape anti-Semitism in the 1880s, has died at age 113.
Kozak died Tuesday after suffering a heart attack the day before, her granddaughter Brucha Weisberger said. She was buried next to her parents in a cemetery in Brooklyn.
Kozak was the world's oldest documented Jewish person and the world's seventh-oldest person, said Robert Young, a senior database administrator at the Los Angeles-based Gerontology Research Group, an organization of physicians, scientists and engineers who validate supercentenarians, people 110 or older.
While a series of strokes about three years ago left Kozak in a wheelchair and paralyzed on her right side, her mind was always sharp, Weisberger said Thursday. For the past three years, Kozak had lived with her granddaughter and the granddaughter's husband and children in Brooklyn.
"As old as she was, we really expected her to live forever," said Weisberger, one of nearly a dozen grandchildren. "She was strong and incredible. We thought she would be going on and on and on."
Kozak, who was one of nine children, was born on Manhattan's Lower East Side on Aug. 14, 1899. Her family had moved from Russia to escape organized anti-Semitic attacks.
She spent much of her adult life in Miami, where she ran a boarding house for many years, fixing meals for her tenants, Weisberger said.
"Sometimes she would say, `I always try to help everyone and not hurt anyone,'" Weisberger said. "And even when they say, `It's not your business to help someone,' she felt that it was her business."
Kozak believed in being truthful and honest, Weisberger said.
She always said a good conscience was the secret to a long life," she added.
Though Kozak had no formal religious education, she was religious, keeping kosher and observing the Sabbath. When she was 110, she started covering her hair, as many traditionally orthodox Jewish women do.
Kozak was married twice but had been a widow since 1957. She had five children, 10 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. Besides New York, she had lived in Perth Amboy, N.J., Miami and Pittsburgh.
The world's oldest person, Misao Okawa, of Japan, is 115, the Gerontology Research Group said.

Three Things I’ve Learned From Warren Buffett.>>> Bill Gate


I’m looking forward to sharing posts from time to time about things I’ve learned in my career atMicrosoft and the Gates Foundation. (I also post frequently on my blog.)
Last month, I went to Omaha for the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting. It’s always a lot of fun, and not just because of the ping-pong matches and the newspaper-throwing contest I have with Warren Buffett. It’s also fun because I get to learn from Warren and gain insight into how he thinks.
Here are three things I’ve learned from Warren over the years:
1. It’s not just about investing.
The first thing people learn from Warren, of course, is how to think about investing. That’s natural, given his amazing track record. Unfortunately, that’s where a lot of people stop, and they miss out on the fact that he has a whole framework for business thinking that is very powerful. For example, he talks about looking for a company’s moat—its competitive advantage—and whether the moat is shrinking or growing. He says a shareholder has to act as if he owns the entire business, looking at the future profit stream and deciding what it’s worth. And you have to be willing to ignore the market rather than follow it, because you want to take advantage of the market’s mistakes—the companies that have been underpriced.
I have to admit, when I first met Warren, the fact that he had this framework was a real surprise to me. I met him at a dinner my mother had put together. On my way there, I thought, “Why would I want to meet this guy who picks stocks?” I thought he just used various market-related things—like volume, or how the price had changed over time—to make his decisions. But when we started talking that day, he didn’t ask me about any of those things. Instead he started asking big questions about the fundamentals of our business. “Why can’t IBM do what Microsoft does? Why has Microsoft been so profitable?” That’s when I realized he thought about business in a much more profound way than I’d given him credit for.
2. Use your platform.
A lot of business leaders write letters to their shareholders, but Warren is justly famous for his. Partly that’s because his natural good humor shines through. Partly it’s because people think it will help them invest better (and they’re right). But it’s also because he’s been willing to speak frankly and criticize things like stock options and financial derivatives. He’s not afraid to take positions, like his stand on raising taxes on the rich, that run counter to his self-interest. Warren inspired me to start writing my own annual letter about the foundation’s work. I still have a ways to go before mine is as good as Warren’s, but it’s been helpful to sit down once a year and explain the results we’re seeing, both good and bad.
3. Know how valuable your time is.
No matter how much money you have, you can’t buy more time. There are only 24 hours in everyone’s day. Warren has a keen sense of this. He doesn’t let his calendar get filled up with useless meetings. On the other hand, he’s very generous with his time for the people he trusts. He gives his close advisers at Berkshire his phone number, and they can just call him up and he’ll answer the phone.
Although Warren makes a point of meeting with dozens of university classes every year, not many people get to ask him for advice on a regular basis. I feel very lucky in that regard: The dialogue has been invaluable to me, and not only at Microsoft. When Melinda and I started our foundation, I turned to him for advice. We talked a lot about the idea that philanthropy could be just as impactful in its own way as software had been. It turns out that Warren’s brilliant way of looking at the world is just as useful in attacking poverty and disease as it is in building a business. He’s one of a kind.

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West Wedding 'Will Be Private,' Says Kris Jenner


Kris Jenner says Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's wedding won't be anything like her daughter's extravagant nuptials with Kris Humphries, if the two ever decide to get married at all.
While promoting her upcoming talk show, "Kris," Jenner opened up about her growing family to The Hollywood Reporter. Kardashian is eight months pregnantwith her and West's first child and Jenner's third grandchild. The new family plans to live at the famous momager's mansion with the rest of the reality clan (although Kardashian says "We have a hotel that she doesn't know about yet").
With a baby girl on the way and a home base locked down, will a Kardashian-West wedding follow close behind? There are no concrete plans yet, says Jenner, but if they do take a trip down the aisle it'll be a simple affair.
"This time it will be private and smaller, if she does get married again -- not 500 people," she told THR.
It would be the third marriage for Kardashian. She and Humphries, whose 2011 wedding was watched by 10.5 million viewers, split after just 72 days and theirdivorce was finalized earlier this month. She was also previously married to producer Damon Thomas, from 2000 to 2004.
RadarOnline.com reported last month that Kardashian and West want to marryshortly after their daughter is born. A source supposedly close to the E! star told Radar the couple has been talking about marriage for a while now. "So it’s not like Kanye is going to propose and they’ll get engaged — its been something they’ve been looking forward to for a while during the divorce."
In April, Kardashian did say she is willing to marry again now that she has found her perfect match.
"I do think I would get married again," she told Ryan Seacrest for an E! special. "That's what I've always wanted. And just because you think you find it and you realize that's not it, I think I was brave enough to realize that quickly and not waste time... I found what I really wanted. So I think I definitely do want that."
Their relationship even braved affair allegations made Wednesday by Canadian model Leyla Ghobadi. Ghobadi says West has been cheating on Kardashian with her since last July. Kimye's camp dismissed the claim as "a blatant attempt by a misguided individual who is clearly seeking publicity."


Thursday, 13 June 2013

United on red alert as Ronaldo denies he has signed a new Madrid contract

Cristiano Ronaldo could be set for a stunning return to Manchester United after he denied reports he had signed a new Real Madrid contract.
Madrid president Florentino Perez told Marca on Wednesday that he was confident the 28-year-old would sign an extension and remain at the Bernabeu for the rest of his career, but Ronaldo took to social media to set the story straight.
Mega-rich Monaco are also interested in the Portuguese international, though a transfer back to Old Trafford, from where he was sold to Madrid for £80million three years ago, looks more likely.

The forward's current deal runs out in 2015, but if he refuses to sign, Madrid may have no choice but to cash in on him, even though he has scored an extraordinary 146 goals in 135 games.
Monaco were believed to be preparing an £85million bid with astronomical wages to convince him to join their project, but Ronaldo may choose to return to Manchester, where he has fond memories.
Alex Ferguson was thought to be a big part in Ronaldo missing the club, but he may still be interested in a move to the club that set him on his way to being one of the best in the world.


Eyeball licking as an expression of affection between young lovers in Japan

We've all heard about people doing strange things for love, but Japanese students are taking love-induced madness to a whole new level - and putting their health at risk in the process.
The latest craze sweeping through Japan is ‘oculolinctus’ – eyeball licking as an expression of affection between young lovers.
However, it has led to a surge in cases of eye infections and can even cause blindness, doctors have warned. 

The bizarre fetish, which is also known as ‘worming’, was uncovered by the Japanese website, Naver Matome, which revealed that videos of eyeball licking have been posted on YouTube. 
But eyeball licking has not only taken off in Japan.
Elektrika Energias, 29, a student in the U.S. Virgin Islands told The Huffington Post: ‘My boyfriend started licking my eyeballs years ago and I just loved it.

‘I'm not with him anymore, but I still like to ask guys to lick my eyeballs. I just love it because it turns me on, like sucking on my toes. It makes me feel all tingly.’
However, the practice is not without its dangers – it can transmit the bacteria which causes conjunctivitis, Medical Daily reports.
If the person doing the eyeball licking has the herpes virus, that can be passed on as well.
Naver Matome discovered that the craze came to the attention of one school in Japan when it was noticed that up to ten children in each class arrived at lessons wearing eye patches.The school also discovered that a third of its 12-year-old pupils admitted to engaging in the practice.
‘Nothing good can come of this,’ Dr David Granet, a San Diego ophthalmologist, told The Huffington Post. ‘There are ridges on the tongue that can cause a corneal abrasion. And if a person hasn't washed out their mouth, they might put acid from citrus products or spices into the eye.’
Dr Phillip Rizzuto, from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, added that eyeball licking can cause blindness as the bacteria found in the mouth can damage eye tissue.



Valdes to see out Barcelona contract

The Spain international, who has just arrived in Brazil with the world and European champions for the Confederations Cup, has rejected the chance to renew his deal with the La Liga champions beyond 2014.
The 31-year-old has said he would like to experience different leagues and cultures after almost a decade as Barca's number one choice, which raised the possibility of him leaving during the summer.
"Victor Valdes's representative has officially told (sports director Andoni) Zubizarreta that the player will complete his contract," Rosell told a news conference, as he reviewed the club's season.
"We are delighted he will be with us next year."
A long-term replacement will still be required for Valdes, with reserve keeper Jose Manuel Pinto aged 37, but Rosell was not specific when he spoke about possible reinforcements beyond Brazil forward Neymar.
"I believe we will sign one or two more players," he said. "That also depends on whether players leave.
culled from Eurosports.

"All the news about my renewal with Real Madrid are false >>C ronaldo

Reports in Spain on Thursday suggested the Portugal international is close to accepting an offer which would keep him with the Liga club until 2018, while club president Florentino Perez insisted that the forward wants to stay.

However, Ronaldo says the claims are inaccurate.

"All the news about my renewal with Real Madrid are false," he said via his official Twitter account.

The 2008 Ballon d'Or winner has been heavily linked with a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu in recent weeks, with big-spending Monaco said to be lining up an €100 million mega-money offer.

Ronaldo, whose contract with Madrid is set to expire in 2015, has long been reported to be unhappy with his current deal with los Blancos, and would see his earnings improved considerably if he were to secure a move to the Principality-based club.

The 28-year-old has also been linked with a return to former club Manchester United, though the Premier League champions would be unable to match the reputed €20 million annual salary on offer from the newly-promoted Ligue 1 outfit.