Friday, 8 December 2017


Juan Mata has revealed how Zlatan Ibrahimovic made quite the first impression on Manchester United's staff when he first arrived at the club.

Ibrahimovic joined United on a free transfer in the summer of 2016, and the famously charismatic Swede introduced himself - tongue in cheek - as 'God'.

Mata revealed how the striker had the kit men 'shaking' with his typically bold demeanour and sense of humour after his move from Paris St Germain.

Mata told FourFourTwo: 'The day he arrived, we were away on pre-season, so he was on his own with the kit men at the training ground.

'They had never met him before and he's the sort of guy that garners instant respect because of the way he carries himself. Zlatan apparently looked the kit men up and down and said: "I hope you know God has arrived."

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Won in 65 seconds

Lukaku and Rashford turn United's fortunes around to seal top spot in group after they had trailed CSKA

For Manchester United, a return to the high plain of Champions League knockout football and, in the process, some sign of the indomitability they used to display on this ground. Their unbeaten run here extends to 40 games. 

Not since the Matt Busby days of the mid-1960s have they been able to say that. It wasn’t a tour de force. There was profligacy in the first half and punishment for it when they trailed against the run of play at half-time. 

Winning Group A also brings no guarantees, as any one of Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Juventus or Porto — all second-place finishers — could lie ahead in Monday’s draw. However the turnaround — two goals in 65 seconds just beyond the hour — was quite beautiful in its execution and it was the impact on preparations for Manchester City, four days away, which consumed every United mind.

Reference: DAILYMAIL

Friday, 1 December 2017


A top Chinese general hanged himself after coming under investigation for corruption charges, China's state-run news agency Xinhua reported Tuesday.

General Zhang Yang, the former head of the Chinese military's political work department, was found dead at his home on November 23, the news agency said.
Military investigators had launched an investigation into Zhang's ties to two former Central Military Commission vice chairmen -- Guo Boxiong and Xu Caihou -- who fell prey to President Xi Jinping's massive anti-corruption campaign.

Xinhua said investigators found Zhang had seriously violated party discipline and broke the law by allegedly giving and accepting bribes as well as possessing a huge amount of money, the sources of which he could not account for.
He was allowed to stay at home during the early stages of the investigation, the report said.

Zhang was a member of the Central Military Commission, which runs the two-million strong People's Liberation Army.

More than 1.4 million people have been punished under Xi's anti-corruption campaign since 2012, according to state media, including around 300 senior officials.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

'Untouchable' Lukaku

'Untouchable' Lukaku among Manchester United stars to check in to Jose's temporary home at the Lowry ahead of Benfica clash

The United stars, including the under-fire Romelu Lukaku - whose five-game scoring drought Mourinho was forced to defend in the build-up to the Champions League clash - were pictured arriving at the club's favoured hotel on the eve of their meeting with the Portuguese outfit. The likes of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Marcus Rashford also delighting fans waiting outside the city centre hotel by waving for their cameras

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s Third Travel Ban

A federal judge on Tuesday largely blocked the Trump administration from implementing the latest version of the president’s controversial travel ban, setting up yet another legal showdown on the extent of the executive branch’s powers when it comes to setting immigration policy.

The decision from U.S. District Judge Derrick K. Watson in Hawaii is sure to be appealed, but for now, it means that the administration cannot restrict the entry of travellers from six of the eight countries that officials said were unable or unwilling to provide information that the United States wanted to vet the countries’ citizens.

The latest ban was set to go fully into effect in the early hours of Wednesday, barring various types of travellers from Syria, Libya, Iran, Yemen, Chad, Somalia, North Korea and Venezuela. Watson’s order stops it, at least temporarily, with respect to all the countries except North Korea and Venezuela.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Google 'Uncovers Russian Ad Campaign Linked To US Election'

Google has found evidence that Russian agents spent tens of thousands of dollars on adverts in a bid to sway the 2016 US election, media reports say.
Sources quoted by the Washington Post say the adverts aimed to spread disinformation across Google's products including YouTube and Gmail.
They say the adverts do not appear to be from the same Kremlin-linked source that bought ads on Facebook.

Google said it was investigating attempts to "abuse" its systems.
US intelligence agencies concluded earlier this year that Russia had tried to sway the election in favour of Donald Trump.
The Russian government strongly denies the claims and President Trump has denied any collusion with the Kremlin.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Hurricane Irma: 5.8million Are without Power

Sun rises over shattered Florida: 5.8million are left without power and at least five dead after Hurricane Irma ground her way across the state before being downgraded to a tropical storm

Irma weakened to a tropical storm today, as it continued to pummel northern Florida. The storm is expected to move into Georgia later today, where Atlanta has been put on a tropical storm warning for the first time ever. About 5.8 million people are without power in the state and it could take up to a week for it to be restored. 

Wednesday, 6 September 2017


U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Tuesday the Trump administration had decided to rescind the so-called "Dreamers" program that shields from deportation some immigrants who came to the United States illegally as children.

The president decided to delay enforcement of his decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, the two sources said on Sunday. One source cautioned that the president could change his mind.

The decision to give Congress half a year to come up with a an alternative, first reported by Politico, represents a compromise of sorts after top Republicans and business leaders asked Trump to keep the program.

DACA, an Obama administration policy, protects nearly 800,000 young men and women often called "Dreamers" from deportation and allows them to work legally.

Dreamers are a fraction of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States, most of them Hispanic. Trump as a candidate promised to deport all of them, but many Americans have rallied to support the young adults who have spent large parts of their lives in the United States.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Caribbean Islands Brace For Fierce Hurricane Irma, Now A Category 4 Storm

Hurricane Irma, barrelling towards the Caribbean, has been upgraded to a powerful Category 4, as islands in its path brace themselves for the dangerous storm's arrival.

Hurricane advisories have been issued for territories that dot the West Indies, including parts of the Leeward Islands, the British and U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico in preparation for the intensifying storm that could pummel the area with life-threatening wind, storm surges and torrential rain by Tuesday evening, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC).

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Sacrificing Sleep? Here's What It Will Do To Your Health

(CNN)We are one groggy, cranky, sleep-deprived population.

Depending on our age, we are supposed to get between seven and 10 hours of sleep each night.
But according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a third of us get fewer than seven hours of sleep per night. In addition, 50 million to 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, insomnia and restless leg syndrome, which can ruin a good night's shuteye.
And we're not alone. In bedrooms around the globe, men, women and children are tossing and turning. According to World Sleep Day statistics, sleep deprivation is threatening the health of up to 45% of the world's population.

Risking life and money
Science has linked poor slumber with high blood pressure, a weakened immune system, weight gain, a lack of libido, mood swings, paranoia, depression and a higher risk of diabetes, stroke, cardiovascular disease, dementia and some cancers.

72-yr-old grandma Laments After Her 27-yr-old Nigerian Husband Is Denied U.K Visa

British grandmother, 72, is heartbroken after Nigerian toyboy, 27, who she married three months after he added her on Facebook is refused a UK visa after she spent £20,000 on wedding and flights
Angela Nwachukwu, 72, married husband CJ, 27 just three months after they met
He added her on Facebook and they struck up a conversation, and fell in love
He popped the question and they met face-to-face on their wedding day
But to their heartbreak, his visa applications for the UK have been turned down
A grandmother-of-six has vowed to continue fighting for a visa for her new husband, who is 45 years her junior, lives 4,000 miles away, and who she met face-to-face on their wedding day.

Angela Nwachukwu, 72, married her husband CJ Nwachukwu in April 2015, just three months after he had added her on Facebook and struck up a conversation.

Thursday, 24 August 2017

2017-18 Champions League Grouping

Tottenham to face Real Madrid, Dortmund and Apoel Nicosia in group stage
Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea all have relatively easy tasks to reach the last 16 in comparison
The 2017-18 Champions League group stage kicks off on September 12
This year's final will take place at Kiev's Olympic Stadium on May 26
Real Madrid are looking to win the Champions League for the third year in a row

Tottenham have been handed the toughest draw of the five Premier League sides in the Champions League with holders Real Madrid and former winners Borussia Dortmund alongside them in Group H.

Both Manchester clubs and Liverpool will be licking their lips at favourable draws while Chelsea will also be expecting to progress with relative ease despite having to play Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid.

Nigeria Ranks 3rd Globally in Cybercrime, Behind UK & U.S. – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says the country currently ranks third globally in cybercrime, behind the UK and the U.S.

NCC’s Chief Executive Officer, Professor Umar Danbatta, disclosed this on Tuesday at the ongoing 2017 Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Lagos.

The theme of the conference was: “African Business: Penetrating through Institution Building”.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Americans Over 60 Are Drinking More, Study Says

(CNN)Whether it's a glass of wine with dinner, a beer watching the game or a cocktail while playing cards, Americans over 60 are drinking more than they were 20 years ago, a study says.

The study, published recently in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, found that regular consumption among older populations is on the rise.
"Given the larger number of Americans we are going to have (as the population ages), that's going to increase the need for more public health programming," said study author Rosalind Breslow, an epidemiologist at the US National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

Researchers analyzed over 145,000 responses to the National Health Interview Survey from 1997 to 2014. They observed a steady increase in the number of older adults who consumed alcohol. Men reported higher numbers of regular and binge-drinking tendencies than women, but the largest percentage increases were seen in the female population.