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.

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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.

Tuesday 15 August 2017

312 Dead As Mudslides, Flooding Sweep Through Sierra Leone Capital

At least 312 people were killed and more than 2,000 left homeless on Monday when heavy flooding hit Sierra Leone’s capital of Freetown, leaving morgues overflowing and residents desperately searching for loved ones.

An AFP journalist at the scene saw bodies being carried away and houses submerged in two areas of the city, where roads turned into churning rivers of mud and corpses were washed up on the streets.

Red Cross spokesman Patrick Massaquoi told AFP the death toll was 312 but could rise further as his team continued to survey disaster areas in Freetown and tally the number of dead.

Monday 7 August 2017

So He Is Human After All! Gatlin Beats Bolt In 100metres

Usain Bolt was denied perfect end to his career as Justin Gatlin clinched gold at the World Championships
Gatlin clocked 9.92 seconds to beat Christian Coleman as Bolt finished third in his final individual race
Jamaican retires after next week's 4x100m relay but despite a season best of 9.95 he was comfortably beaten
Gatlin - banned twice for doping - was booed before race and celebrated wildly, putting his finger to his lips

A terrible silence met the end of the men's 100m final at the World Championships in the London Stadium on Saturday night. What was supposed to be a night of celebration turned into a night of shame. What was supposed to be a river of gold turned into a track of bitter tears.

Who Is Serial Killer Joanna Dennehy?

Psychopathic serial killer Joanna Dennehy is serving a whole life sentence for murdering three men before randomly selecting and attempting to kill two others. But who is she and how did the Home Counties schoolgirl become a cold-blooded killer?

Who is Joanna Dennehy?
Dennehy murdered Lukasz Slaboszewski, Kevin Lee and John Chapman in and around Peterborough over a 10-day period in March 2013.

Police launched a nationwide hunt to find her after the bodies were discovered in remote ditches in Cambridgeshire, but she went on to drive 140 miles to Hereford where she repeatedly stabbed two dog walkers entirely at random. Miraculously they survived.

Born in 1982 in St Albans, Hertfordshire, she was raised in a four-bedroom house in the affluent commuter town of Harpenden, Hertfordshire. A regular fixture on the school hockey and netball teams, the mother-of-two doesn't fit the bill of an archetypal serial killer.

William & Harry Reveal The Last Conversation They Had With Diana Before She Died

Prince William and Prince Harry are becoming more and more candid about their late mother, Princess Diana, as the 20th anniversary of her death approaches. In the new British documentary Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy, which airs on Monday, the royals open up about the very last conversation they had with her before she died. 

"The very last memory I have is a phone call from Balmoral [Castle in Scotland]," William said. "At the time, Harry and I were running around, minding our own business, playing with our cousins and having a very good time. Harry and I were in a desperate rush to say 'Goodbye, see you later, can I go off?' If I'd known what was going to happen I wouldn't have been quite so blasé about it. That phone call sticks in my mind quite heavily."

Friday 4 August 2017

The Transfer Move That Eclipse The World

Neymar has joined Paris Saint-Germain in a world record £198million move
The move would almost double Paul Pogba's existing world transfer record
It looks like Neymar is no more, at Barcelona at least.
The Brazilian has completed his move to French giants Paris  Saint-Germain for a world record transfer fee of £198million. He's also said to be earning more than £500,000-per-week.

The deal blows the previous record, Paul Pogba's £89million switch to Manchester United, out of the water by more than £100million.
Given the size of the deal it's easy to forget how far the record has come since transfer fees became the norm; just 20 years ago the biggest fee ever paid was still below £20million.

See below those 10 World record transfers so far:

Neymar Posted Emotional Instagram Tribute To Barcelona

Neymar has joined PSG from Barcelona in a world-record £198million deal
Immediately after deal was announced, Brazilian posted emotional video tribute
In it, he thanks Barcelona and admits he went against his father to join PSG
Neymar praises Lionel Messi, who he says is 'best athlete he has seen in his life'
Says he 'made decision with maturity I accumulated throughout those 25 years'

PSG's new £198million man Neymar has penned an emotional goodbye to Barcelona after leaving the Nou Camp for Paris.

The record-breaking move was announced on Thursday night, and just minutes later Neymar had shared a lengthy video to his 79 million Instagram followers.

Speaking to the camera as he read a message written on his phone, Neymar thanked Barcelona for the last few years and revealed his father, Neymar Sr, did not want him to leave.