Thursday, June 14, 2018

World Cup Gist: Psychic Pig Predicts Nigeria Will Reach Semi-Final

A mystic pig who was said to have predicted Donald Trump's election, has predicted that Nigeria and Argentina will reach semi-final in the 2018 World Cup.
The Super Eagles in their locker room
 
The psychic pig, Mystic Marcus that predicted President Donald Trump’s victory has picked Nigeria, Argentina as semi-finalists for the 2018 World Cup, Daily Mail UK reports.
 
The pig has a history of sniffing out winners – and is hoping to continue his unbroken record for this summer’s World Cup.
 
Mystic Marcus has a 100 per cent track record of predicting sports results according to his owner Juliette Stevens.
 
Marcus was offered apples with flags denoting the 32 teams taking part in the competition
 
The black micro pig had previously guessed the winner of the 2014 World Cup and the Wimbledon tennis finals by picking apples.
 
And the eight-year-old prophesier even predicted Brexit and that Donald Trump would win the US presidential election.
 
Now Mystic Marcus is putting his skills to the test once more by forecasting the semi-finalists for this summer’s World Cup in Russia.
 
After eating Argentina, right, he sniffed out Saudi Arabia and Iran before choosing Nigeria
 
With bad news for England fans, Mystic Marcus expects Belgium, Argentina, Nigeria and Uruguay to make it through.
 
Farmer and micro pig breeder Juliette from Heage, Derbyshire, said: ‘Marcus is the seventh child of a seventh child and apparently they’re gifted with special powers so maybe that’s where it comes from.
 
‘A few years ago I was invited on a radio show because of Paul the octopus predicting results and they wanted to see if I had any animals that had the ability.
 
‘I hadn’t tried the seventh child theory out so thought I’d give it a go.
 
‘They used apples and oranges and Marcus predicted the football results, it was amazing.’
 
 
 
Juliette, 50, said after that first result they changed the method to make it more scientific.
 
Now Mystic Marcus, who has about 30 children and grandchildren, will pick from apples of a similar size and colour to make it as fair as possible.
 
The apples will include markers – such as pictures or flags – and Marcus will gobble down the winner.


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Breast Milk is Healthy for Children, Scientists Reveal in New Study

A new study has revealed the importance why nursing mothers should never skip giving their babies breast milk.
A baby
 
The unique composition of sugars in a mother’s breast milk may prevent food allergies in her infant, according to a study published in the latest issue of Allergy.
 
The study highlighted the health role of Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMOs), which are not found in infant formula, suggesting a potential for therapeutic interventions.
 
HMOs are structurally complicated sugar molecules unique to human breast milk, and the third most abundant solid component in human milk after lactose, a different type of sugar, and fat.
 
They are not actually digestible by infants, but could help guide development of the infant gut microbiota, which previous research suggests is a key influencer of allergic disease.
 
Previous studies have shown that breastfed infants have a lower risk for a variety of medical conditions, such as wheezing, infections, asthma and obesity.
 
Researchers at the University of California (UC), San Diego School of Medicine and their colleagues in Canada analyzed breastmilk samples taken three-to-four months after birth from 421 infants and mothers.
 
Then, at one year of age, infants were given skin prick tests to check for allergic sensitization to common allergens, including certain foods.
 
The team found that 59 of 421 infants (14 per cent) displayed sensitisation to one or more food allergens at age one.

“Our research has identified a ‘beneficial’ HMO profile that was associated with a lower rate of food sensitisation in children at one year,” said Lars Bode, associate professor of pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine, who led the study.
 
No individual HMO was associated with food sensitization, but the overall HMO composition appeared to play a role, according to the study.
 
Composition of HMOs in breast milk is variable and determined by factors like lactation stage, gestational age, maternal health, ethnicity, geographic location and breastfeeding exclusivity.

“A positive test is not necessarily proof of an allergy, but does indicate a heightened sensitivity,” said Meghan Azad, a Canada Research Chair in Developmental Origins of Chronic Disease.
 
“Sensitisations during infancy don’t always persist into later childhood, but they are important clinical indicators and strong predictors of future allergic disease,” said Azad. 
 
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Canada, Mexico And The U.S. Will Host The 2026 World Cup.

2026 World Cup will he hosted by three countries in far North America, pulling resources together to make things happen.
 
 
The 2026 World Cup will be hosted by Canada, Mexico and United States - known collectively as the United Bid - after they pipped Morocco in a vote held by the FIFA Congress on Wednesday.
 
The latest edition of football's flagship tournament begins in Russia on Thursday, with the host nation's clash with Saudi Arabia kicking off a month of tournament action.
 
In four years time, the World Cup will head to Qatar, whose victorious bid was shrouded in controversy.

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Why Married Men Sleep With Housemaids

These are some quick reasons why some men despite their social status in the society feel very comfortable sleeping with their housemaids.
 
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Cases of married men sleeping with house helps are not alien to us. Even if this trend does not make it to the media daily, it still happens.
This is a trend that has led to a lot of broken marriages in our society.
 
Here are some top reasons why married men cheat with the house helps:
 
1. If the madam of the house denies them s*x, then they can seek pleasure elsewhere, the maid comes across as an easy lay.
 
2. The house help does most chores that involve squatting and bending. If the man of the house is around and they see this, then they start thinking with the smaller head. One Johnson admits to have fallen victim of this.
 
3. The maid does basically everything especially if the madam is a career woman. The ‘maid cooks, serves and even irons the clothes of the mister. Men are attracted to ‘homely’ women
 
4. These women are often young, single, struggling with financial issues, and the men of this house can use this to lure them.
 
5. Some men derive pleasure from sleeping with vulnerable people. Most often the house helps come across as vulnerable.
 
6. The man is a born cheat and he just can’t keep his zip closed.
 
7. Some men are just risk takers. A risk taker sees an opportunity, grabs it and runs with it despite the consequences. Therefore, some men sleep with their house-helps to satisfy their adventurous side.


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2018 World Cup Gist: Spain Sacks Coach 24hrs To The World Cup Opening

 The move threatens to destabilize one of the most highly-rated teams in the tournament, with La Roja set to play Portugal on Friday.

 
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Julen Lopetegui has been sacked as manager of Spain, after taking the Real Madrid job on Tuesday.
 
Lopetegui was announced as Zinedine Zidane's successor in a move that surprised many   just days before the World Cup in Russia is due to start.
 
The announcement initially claimed that the 51-year-old would take the reins at Santiago Bernabeu after the conclusion of the tournament, but La Roja have acted now after calling a hastily-arranged press conference on Wednesday.
 
"We have decided to fire the national coach," Spanish Football Federation president, Luis Rubiales, said. "What we have achieved in getting here is due in great part to him, and we must thank him and wish him luck."
 
Rubiales insists he does not feel undermined, but has suggested that Real acted in a manner unbecoming of their status.
 
He added: “I don’t feel betrayed. Lopetegui has done impeccable work. How all this has been done is something else.

"I have spoken with the players and I can guarantee they will do everything, along with the new coach, to take the team as far as possible.

"Real Madrid look for the best coach, that is fine by me. I have no opinion about how Real Madrid act. But the federation have an obligation to represent all Spaniards.

"To win is very important, to have the best coach is very important, but above everything is acting in the right way. Maybe this is tough now, but in the end it will make us stronger.”
 
Lopetegui was unbeaten in his time in the Spain dugout, guiding his team to 14 wins and six draws from 20 matches, and he signed a new two-year contract to take him through to Euro 2020 in May.
 
The stunning development threatens to destabilise a team regarded as one of the favourites to win the tournament in Russia.
 
Spain face Portugal on Friday, and will also face Iran and Morocco in Group B.
 
Rubiales has not revealed who will be in charge for La Roja's opening game of the tournament, but insists that an announcement will be made in due course.
 
“We are going to touch as little as possible," he said. "We are working on it. When we know we will tell you.”
 
It has been reported that several Spain players were keen for Lopetegui to stay on throughout the tournament, but that Rubiales was keen to act after finding out of the manager's agreement with Real Madrid mere minutes before the announcement was made.

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2018 World Cup Gist: Jose Mourinho Predicts Four Teams For Semi-Final

Jose Mourinho has predicted the four teams that will reach the semi-final stage of the 2018 World Cup.
Jose Mourinho
 
Manchester United coach, Jose Mourinho says Germany will again a enjoy a strong World Cup run in Russia this summer, predicting they will progress to an intriguing semi-final clash against Lionel Messi’s Argentina, RT reports.
 
RT exclusively reveals on Tuesday exactly how the Portuguese managerial great thinks the knockout stages will play out in Russia, all the way up to the final four.
 
The Special One believes the Germans’ World Cup pedigree will see them cruise out of their group and then see off Switzerland in a predicted last 16 match-up.
 
He then believes they will knock out a talented Belgium team containing the likes of Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne, because “Germany is Germany.”
 
According to Mourinho’s powers of prediction, Joachim Low’s reigning champions will face Argentina in the last four in Russia – setting up a repeat of the final in Brazil four years ago, when Germany claimed a 1-0 extra-time win.
 
Mourinho believes their task will be equally as difficult this time around, facing “the little fellow” Lionel Messi and an Argentinian team laden with attacking threat.
 
On the other side of the draw, Mourinho has forecast his native Portugal to make a run to the semi-finals in Russia, where he believes they will face five-time winners Brazil.
 
Mourinho was clearly impressed with his picks for the final four this summer, saying: “Wow… look at this, two South Americans, the big rivals Brazil and Argentina. The European champion, the big Germany. That’s incredible!”
 
You won’t need to wait for long to find out exactly how the Manchester United sees the tournament playing out in the grand finale.
 
We’ll drop the next part of our Match Mourinho predictions playoff on Wednesday, when he will discuss the two semi-finals and final itself.
 
If you think the Special One is spot on or that he should avoid predictions and stick to the management day job, let us know.
 
You can post your own World Cup predictions at the bottom of the page or on RT Sport’s Facebook page. Keep an eye out for our #MatchMourinho hashtag on Twitter.



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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Statement from Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un after Summit

June 12 (UPI) -- On Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met in Sentosa Island, Singapore for a historic summit.
Here is the full text of their joint statement:
President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) held a first, historic summit in Singapore on June 12, 2018.
President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un conducted a comprehensive, in-depth, and sincere exchange of opinions on the issues related to the establishment of new U.S.-DPRK relations and the building of a lasting and robust peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.
President Trump committed to provide security guarantees to the DPRK and Chairman Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
Convinced that the establishment of new U.S.-DPRK relations will contribute to the peace and prosperity of the Korean Peninsula and of the world, and recognizing that mutual confidence building can promote the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un state the following:
1. The United States and the DPRK commit to establish new U.S.-DPRK relations in accordance with the desire of the peoples of the two countries for peace and prosperity.
2. The United States and the DPRK will join their efforts to build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.
3. Reaffirming the April 27, 2018 Panmunjom Declaration, the DPRK commits to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
4. The United States and the DPRK commit to recovering POW/MIA remains, including the immediate repatriation of those already identified.
Having acknowledged that the U.S.-DPRK summit -- the first in history -- was an epochal event of great significance and overcoming decades of tensions and hostilities between the two countries and for the opening of a new future, President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un commit to implement the stipulations in this joint statement fully and expeditiously. The United States and the DPRK commit to hold follow-on negotiations led by the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a relevant high-level DPRK official, at the earliest possible date, to implement the outcomes of the U.S.-DPRK summit.
President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea have committed to cooperate for the development of new U.S.-DPRK relations and for the promotion of peace, prosperity, and security of the Korean Peninsula and of the world.



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Rising CO2 Poses Bigger Climate Threat than Warming, Study says


June 12 (UPI) -- Even if global warming is curbed and the increase in global temperature is limited to 1.5 degrees Celsius, scientists warn rising CO2 concentrations could still trigger a dangerous increase in extreme weather.
Broadly speaking, more CO2 translates to higher temperatures, but the relationship between atmosphere and climate is complex, and scientists say there are scenarios in which warming could be limited to 1.5 degrees, despite a sizable increase in atmospheric CO2.
New climate models developed by researchers at the University of Bristol and the University of Oxford suggest CO2 levels, not global temperatures, are a better predictor of the most damaging consequences of climate change.
"Future work is needed to confirm exactly why we see this direct CO2 effect, but current research points to a combination of circulation and cloud cover changes, and an increase in the amount of direct radiation on the Earth's surface due to simply having more CO2 in the atmosphere," Hugh Baker, a PhD student in physics at Oxford, said in a news release.
In a new study, published this week in the journal Nature Climate Change, scientists argued climate change mitigation agreements need set targets for atmospheric CO2.
The new research suggests geo-engineering efforts designed to encourage cooling and reducing rising temperatures are likely to do little to prevent damaging weather extremes.
"Geo-engineering techniques that reduce the amount of sunlight hitting the Earth's surface are increasingly thought of as a way of achieving the Paris Goals because they decrease surface temperature," said Bristol scientist Dann Mitchell. "However, our results show that for extreme climate such as heatwaves, changing the global mean temperature is not enough, you need to reduce CO2 concentrations themselves."

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World Cup Gist; Here are the 10 Most Expensive Stars to Watch

The ten most expensive football players who will be appearing at the World Cup 2018, have been revealed.

Neymar
 
Neymar is the most expensive player at the 2018 World Cup. The Brazilian forward already holds the record for the most expensive single transfer – the €222m ($262m) Paris Saint-Germain paid Barcelona last summer – and clubs have paid a combined  €310m (U$366m) to sign him over his career so far.
 
He is one of two Brazilians and six South Americans on the list, which ranks players by cumulative transfer fees. There would have been one more if Chelsea defender David Luiz (€125m / $148m total transfer fees) had made the Brazil squad. Cristiano Ronaldo takes his place, and could rise even higher if a rumoured move away from Real Madrid materializes. Lionel Messi, of course, does not feature, given he has played for Barcelona since he was 13. Barcelona and PSG have the most players from the list on their books – three each.
 
Though all are international soccer household names, there may be a few eyebrows raised to find clubs have paid considerably more than Angel Di Maria over his career than, for example, Luis Suarez. Larger-than-life LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic would have been third on the list with €169m ($200m) but has retired from international duty with Sweden.
 
To see what the World Cup has in store for its most expensive stars, check out all my World Cup previews here
 
1. Neymar (Brazil) – €310m ($366m)
 
The talismanic Brazil forward needs no introduction. Despite smashing the world record transfer fee when he moved to PSG from Barcelona last summer, rumours persist Real Madrid could be preparing an even larger bid for one of the world’s best players.
 
2. Kylian Mbappe (France) – €180m ($213m)
 
 
 
The youngest player on the list, 19-year-old Mbappe has only moved once. But the €180 million ($213m) PSG paid Monaco for the services of the electric star rockets him to second place.
 
3. Angel Di Maria (Argentina) - €179m ($211m)
 
 
 
Another PSG player completes the top three. Winger Di Maria has earned his previous clubs, Benfica, Real Madrid and Manchester United, hefty transfer fees. In August 2014 he moved from Real to United for €75 million ($89m) but left the next summer for €63 ($74m) million.
 
4. Gonzalo Higuain (Argentina) - €141m ($167m)
 
 
 
The €90 million ($106m) Juventus paid Napoli for the lethal striker in 2016 puts him fourth on the list. He had joined Napoli from Real Madrid for €39 million ($46m).
 
5. James Rodriguez (Colombia) - €140m ($165m)
 
 
 
James seems to have been around forever but is still only 26. The creative midfielder has had big money transfers from Porto and Monaco but faces an uncertain future at parent club Real Madrid after spending last season on loan at Bayern Munich.
 
6. Romelu Lukaku (Belgium) - €138m ($163m)
 
 
 
The only current English Premier League player on the list is Manchester United striker Lukaku. He moved to his third EPL club last summer when United paid Everton nearly €85 million ($100m) for his services.
 
7. Philippe Coutinho (Brazil) - €136m ($161m)
 
 
 
Barcelona’s attacking schemer is the second Brazilian on the list. He joined the Spanish giants from Liverpool for an initial €120 million ($142m).
 
8. Ousmane Dembele (France) - €130m ($154m)
 
 
 
The 21-year-old French forward is already being linked with moves away from Barcelona after an underwhelming debut season. He arrived at the Nou Camp for an initial €105 million ($124m) from Borussia Dortmund, at the time the joint-second most expensive player in the world.
 
9. Luis Suarez (Uruguay) – €116m ($137m)
 
 
 
Known for controversial World Cup moments almost as much as his goalscoring, Suarez was another sold by Liverpool to Barcelona for a big-money fee – the fourth transfer of his career. Suarez has the same total transfer fees as Spain striker Alvaro Morata, but the Chelsea man was not selected in his country’s squad.
 
10. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) - €113m ($133m)
 
 
 
One of the world’s best players, Ronaldo is only happy if he’s on top. He squeezes into this list, an indication of how transfer fees have soared since his €94 million move from Manchester United to Real Madrid in 2009. Talk the Portuguese star wants to leave Real continues, and, even at 33, he may have one hefty transfer left.
 
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Donald Trump - Kim Jong-Un Handshake: A Lesson to Peace

The United States president, Donald Trump and North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un have finally met in Singapore.

 
Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump finally meet
 
Donald Trump has met Kim Jong-un, shaking the North Korean leader's hand and posing for the cameras at a historic summit in Singapore, The Independent reports.
 
Mr Trump arrived at the Capella hotel on Sentosa island looking slightly pensive, fiddling with his jacket buttons; Mr Kim appeared relaxed.
 
The pair greeted each other at a luxury hotel on the island, just off the Singaporean coast, before heading in for talks about denuclearisation.
 
It is the first time sitting leaders from both countries have ever met and marks a remarkable turnaround in the men's personal relationship. 
 
With somber expressions, the two men opened their highly anticipated meeting in Singapore shortly after 9am local time on Tuesday.
 
 
The pair met in front of a back drop of American and North Korean flags - a sign of how quickly relations between the two countries have thawed. 
 
President Trump extended his hand first as they reached each other. The handshake lasted at least ten seconds, with Trump adding a paternalistic pat on Kim's right arm. 
 
As the two shook, Kim could be heard saying “Nice to meet you Mr. President.”
 
Mr Trump, who is 6 foot 3 inches, towered over Kim, who is around 5 foot 7 inches and close to 40 years younger than the US president.
 
Once inside the pair appeared to warm up, smiling as they chatted after their initial handshake.
 
“We will have a terrific relationship, I have no doubt,” Trump said in brief remarks to reporters.
 
“It was not easy to get here,” Kim said. “There were obstacles, but we overcame them to be here.” The two men then exited.
 
Mr Trump – legs spread apart, fingers forming a triangle – said he agreed and reached out to offer another handshake.
 
They clearly wanted to get down to business.
 
Convoys carrying Mr Trump and Kim set off from their respective hotels earlier in the day, with the journeys broadcast live on cable news networks. 
 
Mr Trump had issued a series of tweets on Tuesday morning before the meeting, addressing domestic politics as well as his summit. 
 
 
 


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Do You Know You can Make Money with Your Car? Here are 13 Easy Ways

In case you are unemployed and broke and you have a car, these are several ways by which you could make money with your vehicle.

 
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Sometimes, the cost of maintaining a car could drive one crazy. No wonder many believe that a car is a liability.
 
Well, you can actually transform your car from being a liability into an asset.
 
There are many things you can do daily to take your car from being a money-draining machine into a money-making machine.
 
Autojosh.com lists some ideas that can help you earn some extra money for yourself with your car:
 
Taking children to school and picking them up
 
You need to be a parent in order to really appreciate this service. Making 2 trips to your children’s school daily is such a chore. Most parents will gladly pay you so that they do not have to do these trips twice a day.
 
So, with your car, you can take children from multiple families to school. The fees could be per child or anyway you feel convenient. You can also charge them either weekly or monthly. Of course, you need to show proof of being responsible enough for parents to be able to trust you with their children.
 
Providing Ride-Share services
 
There are a growing number of ride-share companies out there. They include Uber, Taxify, Oga Taxi, etc. You can enlist your car and become one of their drivers. Using your car to provide ride-share services offers more flexibility and options than you might realize. You do not have to drive all the time. You can drive only when you find convenient. You can also do this together with your regular job. In addition, drivers enjoy several bonuses from the company.
 
Delivering Food
 
You can use your car to deliver groceries or other foodstuffs to people who are too busy to go to the market. You take their order, you go to the market, get their groceries and deliver it to them. Then you get paid.

Offer Driving Lessons
With your car, you could use it to offer driving lessons to learner drivers.
 
Rent Out Your Car
 
You could list your car as a rental car. This make a whole lot of sense especially if you have an extra car that you do not use often. Fees should be paid on how long it would be used or how far it would be driven. Of course, the car should be returned fully fueled. As a renter, it is very important that you verify and create a profile of your renters that would include proof of licence. Also, ensure that the car has tracking device installed. Especially the type that enables you to remotely demobilize the car.
 
Deliver Foodstuff For Restaurants Owners
 
Restaurants owners go to the market frequently to buy the requirements for their business. You could have an arrangement with some of them to convey them to and from the market.
 
Transport Other People’s Equipment
 
There are professionals who move around with the work equipment. For instance, TV production people. You can make them aware of the availability of your car to move them and their equipment around. But for a fee of course.
 
Wedding Chauffeur Service
 
You can advertise as a wedding chauffeur. If your car is decent-looking enough, it can be hired to transport intending couples on their wedding day.
 
Convey Workers To Work
 
You can have an arrangement to convey workers who reside at a particular location to their places of work. For instance, you could transport workers in you area who work at Victoria Island every morning to work. You can work out an arrangement for them to pay you weekly or monthly.
 
Do Paid Advertising
 
There are companies that pay people to wrap their cars with their adverts.
 
The longer your commute, the more you can be paid to wrap your car with their adverts. The more you drive, the more exposure the businesses get. So, they will be willing to pay a premium for those who cover lots of distance. Depending on your commute, location, and the campaign, you can earn a good sum with your car.
 
Start a Taxi Business
 
Indeed, you can earn income by starting a taxi business. And you have just what it requires: a car.
 
Lease To Company
 
You can lease your car to a company for use as one of their official cars. You can be paid monthly, or weekly or in any way you negotiate for.
Weekend Services To Families
 
There are families or individuals who do not own a car. Once a while, especially weekends, they often have a need to hire a car. Look out for such people and offer them weekend driving services.

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Real Madrid: Julen to Replace Zidane as New Manager

A former manager of Spain, Julen Lopetegui has been announced as the replacement for Zidane.
Julen Lopetegui
 
Real Madrid have appointed Spain manager Julen Lopetegui as their new head coach on a three-year deal, BBC Sports has reported.
 
Lopetegui will now replace Zinedine Zidane, who led the club to three successive Champions League titles, stepped down in May, saying the club needs "a different voice".
 
Lopetegui previously managed Porto for two years, before taking over at the Spanish national team in July 2016.
 
The 51-year-old will take up the position after the World Cup, which begins on 14 June.
 
A former goalkeeper, Lopetegui made one senior appearance for Real Madrid but played 107 matches for Logrones.
 
He began coaching in 2003 as assistant manager to Spain's Under-17 team.
 
He managed Spain at Under-19, Under-20 and Under-21 level before moving to Porto.


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Zidane Reveals Why He Left Real Madrid

France legend, Zinedine Zidane has shed a little light as to why he left his job at Spanish football giant, Real Madrid.

 
Zinedine Zidane
 
Zinedine Zidane has said he did not leave his Real Madrid job to become coach of France national team.
 
The 45-year-old claims he “stopped to make a parenthesis”.
 
Zidane quit the LaLiga club just five days, after winning a third Champions League title.
 
He has been linked with taking over his country after the 2018 World Cup, claims he has now denied.
 
“The most important thing is to support the team of France,” Zidane told TF1.
 
“I didn’t stop to want to take the team of France. I stopped to make a parenthesis.

“I’m behind the French team. We want it to bring back a second title.”

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Monday, June 11, 2018

2018 World Gist: Messi Names Eight Players to Watch In Russia


Argentine captain, Lionel Messi has named eight players who he believe will shine in Russia 2018 World Cup, and left out the mention of his rival, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Leo Messi 
 
Lionel Messi has picked out eight players who he believes will shine at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and there are some notable omissions.
 
The Barcelona icon, widely regarded as the greatest to ever play the game, remains frustrated by a lack of success on the global stage with Argentina.
 
At 30 years old, Messi’s opportunities to lift the trophy are running out and Jorge Sampaoli’s side are viewed as outsiders summer in Russia.
 
Brazil are the favourites for the title and Messi believes Neymar and Philippe Coutinho could take the tournament by storm.
 
However, the forward failed to mention Portugal and Real Madrid superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo when asked who he thinks will impress.
 
‘Brazil have Ney and Philippe,’ he told El Mundo Deportivo.
 
Messi named Andres Iniesta, David Silva, Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne, Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe as the other players to watch this summer.
 
He added: ‘Spain have Andres Iniesta and Silva. Germany don’t have any one star but they are very solid.
 
‘Belgium have Hazard and De Bruyne. France have Griezmann and Mbappe.
 
‘The tournament is full of very good players.’
 
Messi will be hoping to lead his side to a third World Cup glory in Russia having lost out in the finals in the 2014 edition in Brazil.
 
Argentina will kick off their campaign against Iceland before battling Croatia and Nigeria in group D

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Nigerian Reggae Star, Ras Kimono Is Dead


The Nigerian music industry has just been thrown into state of mourning with the sudden death of an iconic veteran reggae music artiste.
Veteran reggae artiste, Ras Kimono
 
 
Popular reggae artiste, Ras Kimono, is dead.

A close family source confirmed this to Channels Television in a telephone interview on Sunday.

The source revealed that the reggae musician was rushed to a hospital in Ikoyi after he slumped on Saturday.

He added that Ras Kimono later died in the hospital on Sunday.

Also confirming the death, a factional Chairman of the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), Tony Okoroji told Channels Television that he had visited the legendary reggae musician in the hospital.

Okoroji, who said he shook hands with Ras Kimono, lamented, “This is a terrible loss to the music industry”.

“COSON deeply regrets to announce the passing on of a frontline member of our board – great African and great musician, the reggae toaster, the great Ras Kimono Onwubuya,”
he added in a text.

Similarly, President of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN), Mr Pretty Okafor, said he was shocked when he received the news that the reggae artiste had died.

Ras Kimono rose to stardom after the release of his debut album ‘Under Pressure’ in the late ‘80s.

His style of music was significantly influenced by the hardship he experienced in his early life.

The late reggae music icon won several awards including the Nigeria Music Awards and Fame Music Awards among others.

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Saturday, June 9, 2018

World Cup Manners: Super Eagles Coach Bans Players From Eating Pepper Soup Meat

As the players get ready to face other countries at the World Cup, the Super Eagles have been banned from eating certain kinds of food.

Gernot Rohr
Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has banned spicy foods such as pepper soup and goat meat for his players as they prepare for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The Super Eagles are camped in Austria where they are intensifying preparations for the tournament before they travel to Russia.
Consecutive losses to England and the Czech Republic have raised doubts among supporters on the team’s chances at the tournament.
Rohr is however intent on keeping his players in good condition for the tournament which includes restriction of certain meals for the players.
In an interview with Omasports, Rohr stated that the Super Eagles players will not be permitted to spicy foods.
He said, “The reason is because nutritionist will tell you that too much spicy foods is not good for athletes.

“We have to observe what they tell us, and the medical team agreed that we cannot eat too much fat and too much spice."
He, however, stated that there may be instances whereby the strict laws may be relaxed.
He said, “For instance, there can be an exception on Sunday the night we will be here, there will be a little Austrian music, perhaps a little African food, from Madam ambassador so we will see.”

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FIFA Suspends Ghana FA Boss for Alleged Bribe Collection


Ghana Football Association boss, Kwesi Nyantakyi has found himself in serious mess after being caught on tape collecting bribe.
Kwesi Nyantakyi
 
Ghana football boss Kwesi Nyantakyi, a member of FIFA’s decision-making Council, is under investigation for possible ethics violations and has been provisionally suspended for 90 days, the global soccer body said on Friday.
 
The ban was imposed one day after the Ghanaian government dissolved the country’s football association (GFA) after officials, including Nyantakyi, were shown in a documentary allegedly taking kickbacks.
 
Nyantakyi has not replied to multiple requests for comment while the GFA has said it would cooperate with any investigation.
 
Nyantakyi, who has been GFA president since 2005 and was elected to the FIFA Council in September 2016, was filmed in a hotel room appearing to take a $65,000 bribe from a supposed businessman seeking to sponsor the Ghanaian football league.
 
Information Minister Mustapha Abdul-Hamid said in a statement on Thursday that the government was shocked and outraged at the contents of the documentary and would refer the alleged culprits to the police for investigation.
 
FIFA has not yet commented on whether any action will be taken over the GFA’s dissolution.
 
The global soccer body does not accept any third party, including government, interference in its member associations.
 
It could respond by suspending Ghana’s membership, which would mean the country’s national teams could no longer compete in international competition. Ghana missed out on the World Cup which starts in Russia on June 14.
 
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Here are the Top Ten Universities in Africa in 2019

Here are the 10 top universities, according to recent ranking released by the Quacquarelli Symonds.
Top 10 universities in Africa have been released
 
The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Rankings for 2019, its fifteenth edition, has been released and 17 African universities were ranked in the top 1000 globally. Unsurprisingly, South African universities were the majority as they constitute 53% of the top universities in Africa. They are eight other universities jointly ranked at the 10th position.
 
The QS ranking of universities is one of the three globally recognised higher education ranking agency. The other two are: ARWU (Academic Ranking of World Universities) & The Times Education (THE) ranking organisations.
 
1. University of Cape Town
 
Sitting on the slopes of the Table Mountain, University of Cape Town is South Africa's oldest university. The university is Africa's leading university and has been the top for many years across the three ranking agencies. Tied at 200th position globally with Stockholm University in the QS rankings' 2019.
 
2. University of Witwatersrand
 
Popularly known as "Wits" and based in different parts of South Africa's largest city - Johannesburg - is one of the country's top tertiary education institutions. Jointly ranked the 381st university globally and with less than a percent of her students being categorised as international out of circa 40, 000 students.
 
3. Stellenbosch University
 
Located in the town of Stellenbosch not far from cape Town, she is yet another intellectual power from the South of Africa. Ranked within the top 50 BRICS universities by the QS, she is ranked 450th globally.
 
4. The American University Cairo
 
One of the highest ranked universities in the Arab region, the American University Cairo possesses Egypt's largest English language library collection. The American University Cairo is ranked 420th globally.
 
5. Cairo University
 
As odd as it is, she is not located in Cairo. Rather, she is located southwest of the Nile River in Giza. Ranked 11th in the Arab region. Cairo University, formerly known as Fouad University, is one of Egypt's largest universities and the second oldest higher education institution. With three Nobel laureates as alumni, she is amongst the top 50 schools by enrolment globally.
 
6. University of Johannesburg
 
Fondly called UJ by students and alumni, she is one of South Africa's largest universities by enrolment. Formed in 2006 as a result of the merger between Rand Afrikaans University, Technikon Witwatersrand and the Soweto and East Rand campuses of Vista University. Previously in the 601 - 650 category globally, now up to 551 - 560. The youngest South African university to be featured in the QS' rankings.
 
7. University of Pretoria
 
With over 50, 000 students and more research output than any other higher education institution in South Africa, Pretoria as she called in official publications is one of the nation's top universities. Formed in 1908 and ranks 560 - 570 globally.
 
8. Ain Shams University
 
With circa 180, 000 students in 15 faculties, ASM is one of Egypt’s largest universities. Situated in Cairo, and established in 1950, she is ranked 17th in the Arab region by QS in 2018 and currently ranks 701 – 750 globally.
 
9. University of Kwa-Zulu Natal
 
Yet another topnotch university from the southern part of Africa. With five campuses in the Kwa-Zulu region southeast of the country, she is another young institution. Formed as a result of a merger in 2004 between University of Natal and University of Durban-Westville and ranks 751 - 800 in the world.
 
10. Al Akhawayn University Ifrane
 
The money intended to clean an oil spill was used to establish the university as wind, thankfully, blew the spill away. Established in 1995 and the last African university in 801 - 900 globally. Located in Ifrane, 70km from the imperial city of Fez. It is the youngest university on the list.
 
10. Al Azhar University
 
Egypt's oldest degree university, located in Cairo and amongst the prestigious in the Islamic world. Founded in the 10th century and linked to the Al Azhar Mosque. It is one of the prestigious place of learning in the Muslim world.
 
10. Alexandria University
 
Gained its name as a result of the Egyptian revolution in 1952, before which was known as Farouk University. Created in 1938 as a satellite campus of Fouad University (now known as Cairo University) and made a separate entity in 1942. Currently the second largest university in the country and ranks 14th in the QS' Arab Region survey in 2018.
 
10. Assiut University
 
Created in 1957 as the first university in Upper Egypt. Located in the city of Assiut; with 16 faculties and three institutes, she offers courses in both Arabic and English.
 
10. North-West University
 
Another South African university formed as a result of a merger in 2004 - between Potchefstroom Christian for Higher Education and the University of North West (formerly known as University of Bophuthatswana). The merger made it one of South Africa's largest with over 60, 000 students. Home to eight faculties and with three campuses across the Gauteng and North West regions of the country.

10. Rhodes University
 
Named after British business mogul - Cecil Rhodes - and located in the Eastern Cape Province - the oldest in the province. One of South African smallest universities by enrolment, she had 8, 000 students in 2015.
 
10. University of Nairobi
 
Originally founded as the Royal Technical College in 1956, and is East Africa's top university and of the largest in Kenya. The Nairobi University became part of the University of East Africa in 1963 and was made a degree awarding institution in 1970 after being separated from the group. Which later had University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Makerere University, Uganda as separate entities.
 
10. The University of Western Cape
 
Founded in 1959 and located in the Bellville suburb of Cape Town. She is noted for her history of creative struggle against oppression, discrimination and disadvantage.
 
***
 
-Culled from JarusHub


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Young Illegal Immigrant Who Rescued Child Dangling In Balcony Meets President, Honored With Citizenship, Job

The young African immigrant who scaled building to save a child dangling from the balcony of a building has finally met the French President, got a honorary citizenship and a job.

 
Mamoudou and French President, Macron
 
The 22-year-old herioic Malian immigrant, Mamoudou Gassama, who scaled an apartment building in Paris to save the life of a dangling 4-year-old, has met with French President, Emmanuel Macron.
 
After the video of him saving the boy went viral, the undocumented immigrant, who has now been dubbed "Le Spiderman" because of how fast he scaled the building to get to the child has also been rewarded for his brave act.
 
 
Mamoudou met with President Macron at the Elysée Palace, after which Macron revealed that Mamoudou will be granted French citizenship and enrolled as a firefighter in the French fire service.
 
"All the papers will be put in order," Macron said when meeting Mamoudou Gassama.
 
 
The president later tweeted: "With Mr Gassama who saved the life of a child after scaling four floors with his bare hands. I told him that in recognition of this act of heroism he would be regularized as soon as possible and that the Paris fire brigade were ready to welcome him."
 
During his meeting with Macron, Mamoudou told him of his experience. "I was trembling, I couldn't believe it," he said. 
 
 
Macron asked what condition the child had been in once he'd been rescued.  "He was crying, his feet were hurt" said Gassama, adding that he had seen the toddler since the incident.

"Bravo," replied the president. 

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