Friday, 31 October 2014

5 Foods That May Hurt Female Fertility

5 Foods That May Hurt Female Fertility

For women who want to become pregnant, there are many factors that affect their fertility and their chances of conceiving. The diet has a large influence on fertility and can often make it difficult to become pregnant at a faster rate. To protect your fertility and cut out foods that may be harming it, there are a few products to eliminate from your diet completely.
5 Foods That May Hurt Female Fertility
1. Low-Fat Dairy Products
Although low-fat dairy products may seem ideal for women who want to manage their weight, the food can actually reduce fertility by preventing ovulation each month. According to a study performed by Jorge Chavarro, an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard University, it can be difficult to conceive for women who consume more than two servings of low-fat dairy products each day. Limit your consumption and switch to regular dairy products.
2. Non-Fermented Soy
Soy is commonly perceived as a health food, but is considered a risk for those who are trying to get pregnant. According to, non-fermented soy should be avoided due to the isoflavones that work as a mild form of estrogen and ultimately lower the body’s level of estrogen. This can ultimately lead to infertility and make it difficult to conceive.

The Best Anti-Aging Tips for Every Skin Type

  • Find the Right Regimen for Your Skin Concerns

    When it comes to the best anti-aging skin care routine, one size does not fit all. The most effective products depend on the special needs of your skin type. By targeting your concerns with consistent use of the right ingredients, you can begin to see real results in just a couple of weeks.

    Whether you have skin that is dry, sensitive, acne-prone, or susceptible to rosacea or psoriasis, leading dermatologists explain the winning strategy for younger-looking skin.  

Scientists at Duke University Conclude That Women Need More Sleep Than Men

Duke University scientists find women need more sleep than men

Researchers have recently discovered that lack of sleep can be more physically damaging to women than to men. Scientists at Duke University conducted a study tracking 210 middle aged men and women who were never diagnosed with a sleeping disorder. Participants in the study did not use any medications, including hormone replacement therapy, and all participants were non-smokers.
Women Need More Sleep Than Men
The Basis Of The Study
Participants that met the above criteria were tracked by two methods. They were asked to record their sleeping habits and how they felt each morning after waking up and they provided blood samples so specific biomarkers could be tracked.
What the study found was that over 40 percent of people who normally did not think that they had a sleeping problem actually did. These “problems” were classified as having trouble falling asleep each night and frequently waking. Of this group, a majority of the people who had these problems were women.

Top Remedies to Remove Acne Scars

Acnes are most common among young people during and after puberty and they are equally affecting lives of both sexes. Women are much more likely to have acnes during old ages and the main reason are the hormonal changes that occur during the menstrual cycle. Besides puberty and hormones, another cause can be an improper diet, the lack of nutrients, improper skin care or even stress. Acnes and pimples do not have a negative impact on the health of the body but they can leave scars on the skin and thus affect a person’s self-confidence as well as the social life.
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Since the emergence of this skin disease can be very intense you will probably try a lot of acne remedies so here are some natural resources that can help. All of these natural remedies are easy to find and they are certainly worth to try out because they can’t have negative effects on your skin.
Natural acne treatment
Sea salt – Here’s a simple remedy that you can try out. Briefly boil 2 dl of water and a half a teaspoon of sea salt. Clean the acne area several times a day with this solution using the cotton pads.
Apple cider vinegar – This is an old proven natural remedy for treating acne. Briefly boil 1/2 liter of water and add one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. Rub this solution on the acne area every day. Acne cider vinegar has antiseptic properties that prevent the growth of bacteria.
Honey and cinnamon – Eastern cultures treated acne and pimples with this mixture for thousands of years. Rub this mixture on a problematic area once a day before bedtime.
Cucumber – Make a mask out of fresh cucumber and place it on a clean face. This soothes the inflammation of the skin and that’s why it’s recommended for acne and pimples too.
Papaya – The juice of raw papaya should be prepared in a form of a face mask and applied with a cotton pad.
The scars are define as fibrous tissue which replaces the normal skin structure due to an injury or a skin disease. The loss of skin tissue is much more common because of the acne formation than because of the new thickened tissue.
The clinical manifestation of these scars depends on the depth of the inflamed area. There are several successful medical procedures for removing acne scars.
Chemical peels 
Chemical peels are done with single component trichloroacetic acid or in combination with salicylic or pyruvic acid. They are most commonly use for superficial peels and they are preformed in series of five peels for a month.

Female stars speak out about allegations against Ghomeshi

Katie Boland, left, and Maria Del Mar co-starred in 'Original Sin.'
Katie Boland, left, and Maria Del Mar co-starred in 'Original Sin.'
TORONTO — A number of female celebrities are speaking out about allegations by other women of sexual abuse by former CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi.
Canadian actress Polly Shannon, best known for roles on Sue Thomas: F.B. Eye and for portraying Margaret Trudeau in the 2002 TV movie Trudeau, said she is “not surprised” by the growing number of claims.
“We went on a date once and some of what these women mention was the same for [me],” Shannon wrote in a thread on the Facebook page of actress Maria Del Mar.
“He never hurt me but I was so repulsed by him and his arrogance I never went to his home.”
Shannon, 41, said Ghomeshi should be grateful it was a short date. “Had he punched me in the head I would likely have stabbed him in the throat,” she wrote.
Del Mar, who played a detective in the TV series Blue Murder, used her Facebook page to accuse Ghomeshi of being “a sexual predator” and “narcissist.”
She wrote: ”That is just my opinion. If all of this (and I believe it will) turns out to be true, he should be tried in court.”
Ghomeshi has denied the allegations and none of the women have filed criminal complaints against him with police.
On Monday, singer Lights, who is managed by Ghomeshi, posted a letter of support on her Facebook page.

Apple CEO Tim Cook says he’s proud to be gay

Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay.
Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay.
NEW YORK – Apple CEO Tim Cook says he’s proud to be gay.
In an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, Cook says that while he never denied his sexuality, he never publicly acknowledged it, either. Cook says that for years he’s been open with many people about his sexual orientation and that plenty of his Apple colleagues know he is gay.
“While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now,” he wrote.
“So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me.”
Cook wrote in the column published Thursday that it wasn’t an easy choice to publicly disclose that he is gay but felt that his declaration could potentially help others.
The executive said he will continue to focus on being the best CEO he can be and will personally continue to advocate for equality for all people.
“If hearing that the CEO of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who he or she is, or bring comfort to anyone who feels alone, or inspire people to insist on their equality, then it’s worth the trade-off with my own privacy,” said Cook.

Microsoft enters wearable tech race with cross-platform fitness tracker

Microsoft will compete against tech giants Apple, Google and Samsung, who have all released fitness bands with similar features.
Microsoft will compete against tech giants Apple, Google and Samsung, who have all released fitness bands with similar features.

TORONTO – Microsoft has officially entered the wearable tech race with the unveiling of “Microsoft Band,” a fitness tracker designed to integrate with users’ smartphones.
The bracelet-style device monitors user’s daily fitness goals – from steps taken, to calories burned – and includes a heart rate monitor. Band can also synch with the user’s smartwatch to display notifications.
The device has a UV sensor to help users decide if they need sunscreen or not.
Microsoft will compete against tech giants Apple, Google and Samsung, who have all released fitness bands with similar features.
The official announcement comes a week after Forbes published a report speculating Microsoft was gearing up to launch the device ahead of the holiday season.

Oppo N3 and R5 hands-on: First look


Oppo's Singapore event is now under way and we were off to a great show - the star of the show took the stage just minutes after the start. The successor to the Oppo N1 is called Oppo N3 and retains the rotating camera module on the top, while adding a few nice extras on top. The Oppo N3 sports a 5.5" display, meaning it's much smaller than the 5.9" Oppo N1.
With 16MP on a 1/2.3" sensor and f/2.2 aperture, the Oppo N3 should be a potent cameraphone. The lens on the camera is also Schneider Kreuznach certified, while a nice touch to the rotating module is the added motor, which allows it to auto-rotate.

Each pixel is 1.34 microns which puts it above the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony's Xperia series, so in theory the Oppo N3 should be able to do better in low-light conditions. What's more interesting about the rotating Oppo N3 camera is its ability to move by itself, a whole 206 degrees. Oppo has named the module Motorized camera. Once the camera locks onto a subject it can track it by itself. Panoramas have also gotten better, now offering an automatic mode and a maximum resolution of 64MP.

Oppo N3 at a glance:

  • Dimensions: 161.2 x 77 x 9.9mm; 192g
  • Display: 5.5" TFT touchscreen, 1,080 x 1,920 resolution; around 401ppi; Gorilla Glass 3
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AA chipset: quad-core Krait 400 @2.3GHz; Adreno 330 GPU; 2GB RAM
  • OS: ColorOS 2.0 based on Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Camera: 16MP Motorized camera with 4K@24fps video recording; 206-degree rotation, f/2.2 aperture, infrared and Bluetooth remote control, RAW support
  • Storage: 32GB built-in, microSD card
  • Connectivity: LTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS + GLONASS; microUSB 2.0
  • Battery: 3,000mAh, VOOC rapid charging
  • Misc: Fingerprint scanner on the back
The camera suite of the N3 has been upgraded and is now called Ultra image 2.0. It has slow shutter, ultra macro mode, after focus, RAW support and manual control. The beautify mode is here once again.
The Oppo N3 has the the same pixel density as the Apple iPhone 6 Plus - 401ppi. There's a Snapdragon 801 chipset with a quad-core Krait 400 processor and 2GB of RAM inside to keep things going smoothly. The Oppo N3 comes with ColorOS 2.0, which is based on Android 4.4 KitKat, no word yet on a CyanogenMod variant.
Built inside a stainless steel frame the Oppo N3 looks very sleek and premium. On the back it now has a fingerprint scanner, which can also be used to encrypt images.
The Oppo N3 comes with a breathing light under its display. Oppo calls it Notification Light 2.0. The O-Click remote is back as well, also in 2.0 form. It will help users to find the Oppo N3 and more.
The Oppo N3 supports VOOC rapid charging for its 3,000mAh battery. It can get to 75% battery from 30 minutes of charge. Oppo says you can get 2 hours of call time from 5 minutes of charging. There's a new mini VOOC charger specifically for the Oppo N3.
The price of the Oppo N3 at $649.
And now the Oppo R5 - praised by the company as the thinnest smartphone in the world at just 4.85mm. It packs a 5.2" 1080p AMOLED of 423 ppi, 13MP camera on the back and a 5MP on the front.

Android grows as iOS and Windows Phone decline in Q3

According to the latest Kantar WorldPanel report on mobile operating system market share, Android continues to take the lead marking a slight growth. Its main rivals, iOS and Windows Phone, declined slightly in their respective market share numbers.

In both Europe (EU5) and the US, Android leads its competitors with a market share of 73.9% and 61.8%, respectively. In Europe, Apple takes 15.4% of the market, while Microsoft with Windows Phone manages 9.2%. Interestingly, iOS marks a decline in the US of 3.3 percent points to 32.6% compared to Q2. Windows Phone's presence is also shrinking and is now 4.3% from 4.6%
As far as manufacturers go, LG and Motorola have been doing great in the US and Kantar sees them in a better position to fight with Samsung and Apple than ever. LG is counting on the G3, while Motorola is betting on the Moto X.
In China, Samsung is also feeling pressure from uprising manufacturers such as Xiaomi. It now boasts 30.3% market share whereas Samsung's market share fell to 18.4%. Interestingly, 16% of all smartphones sold in China were with a screen size of 5.5" or larger.

Motorola Nexus 6 hands-on: First look


Motorola may have already divorced Google, but the relationship still bears fruit and most recently we've seen the Nexus 6. The first Nexus phablet and the first Nexus by Motorola closely follows the Moto X (2014) design language and brings many of the same software features, though now they are a native part of the OS.
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Motorola Nexus 6 official images
The Nexus line is meant to lead the way to better smartphone design, but in this generation it plays a bit of a follower by jumping on the already speeding phablet bandwagon. Even so it's the introduction of Android 5.0 Lollipop and for the first time the vanilla OS has a few extra features against its skinned contemporaries.

Motorola Nexus 6 at a glance:

  • Dimensions: 159.3 x 83 x 10.1mm, 184g
  • Display: 5.96" AMOLED touchscreen, 1,440 x 2,560 resolution (493ppi); Gorilla Glass 3
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 805 chipset: quad-core Krait 450 @ 2.7GHz; Adreno 420 GPU; 3GB RAM
  • OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Camera: 13MP main camera with ring dual-LED flash; Optical Image stabilization
  • Video camera: 2160p@30fps video
  • Front camera: 2MP
  • Storage: 32GB/64GB built-in
  • Connectivity: LTE Cat. 6 (300Mbps), Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1, A-GPS + GLONASS; microUSB 2.0 with SlimPort functionality
  • Battery: 3,220mAh, Motorola Turbo Charger
  • Misc: Front-facing stereo speakers, Qi wireless charging
The Motorola Nexus 6 is strictly a phablet - we know the definition has shifted over the years, but in the end a phablet is a device that's pocketable but best used with two hands.
And standing at a whopping 159.3mm tall and 83mm wide, the Nexus 6 is a challenge to use with one hand. Most of that size is due to the screen, bezels are minimal and the 5.96" screen is left to dominate the front. It's a tack-sharp AMOLED of QHD resolution (493ppi).
A Snapdragon 805 chipset is the best showground for Android 5.0 Lollipop and for future versions to come. After all, part of the Nexus charm is that you stay up to date with Android's latest design and features. And there are plenty of features to be had, borrowed from Motorola's own-branded family. The always-on voice commands, the Ambient display and Turbo Charging.

Samsung Gear S lands on AT&T and Sprint on November 7

T-Mobile US announced just few hours ago it will be carrying the Samsung Gear S SIM-enabled smartwatch. It is offering it with a 2-year contract on $0 upfront and 24 payments of $14.58. The monthly plan costs just $5 and includes unlimited talks, texts and data.

AT&T and Sprint has just announced their pricing and availability details. AT&T will offer you the Samsung Gear S for $199.99 with a two-year contract. AT&T's suggests add the Gear S to a Mobile Share plan for $10 per month.
Sprint's take on the pricing is similar to T-Mobile's - the Samsung Gear S will cost you $0 upfront on Sprint plus 24 payments of $16 (a total of $384). The best thing you can do on Sprint is also to add the Gear S on a Family Share Plan for $10 per month.
Samsung Gear S will become available on both AT&T and Sprint on November 7.
Samsung has announced Verizon will be also launching a dedicated Gear S offer and it will kick off the same week ending on November 9. You will be also able to purchase Samsung Gear S at the Samsung Experience Shops in Best Buy among other retailers. The available colors are Black and White.

Money Sure Pass;Thrones stars Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau signed a new contract worth $300,000 for each episode

With the fourth season's record high ratings, Game Of Thrones became U.S, cable network HBO's highest rated show of all time. 
So now, it's no surprise that the show's main stars are have secured a share of the spoils.
According to Deadline, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau have all signed deals which secures them around $300,000 an episode. 
Dance with dragons: Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, the Queen of Dragons in Game Of Thrones, has negociated a new contract, according to new reports
Dance with dragons: Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, the Queen of Dragons in Game Of Thrones, has negociated a new contract, according to new reports
The actors have also extended their contracts to run through a seventh season of the George R.R. Martin adapted show. 
Previously contracted through to the sixth season, the stars are said to have negotiated their contracts separately over the past two months with Kit, Lena and Emilia closing their contracts first followed by Peter and Nikolaj in what the website describes as 'marathon talks.'
All five actors have been busy reprising their roles in the fifth season.

His Father Carbon Copy;Brooklyn Beckham is the spitting image of his famous dad in playful new magazine photoshoot

Brooklyn Beckham is clearly ready to take the modelling world by storm.
The 15-year-old covers The New York Times' Man About Town Magazine and he is unmistakably a natural.
And unsurprisingly he looks the spitting image of his famous father David Beckham while doing it. 
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He's a pro! Brooklyn Beckham shows off his modeling skills in T Magazine
He's a pro! Brooklyn Beckham shows off his modeling skills in T Magazine
In one image he wears an HBA sweater while sporting sunglasses and a hand comb stuck into his gelled hair.
In another he rolls up his sleeve while wearing a baseball cap with a T-shirt tucked over his head while playfully roaring.
The final photo shows him reclining on a bed reading a book as he dons a knit jumper with a girl standing above him.  
Hear him roar! The 15-year-old clearly had fun during the shoot
Hear him roar! The 15-year-old clearly had fun during the shoot..more photos after the cut.

Why scratching makes us itchy!

We all know that a good scratch will get rid of an itch - only for it to come back with a vengeance.
Now scientists claim to have finally worked out exactly why scratching always makes us itch even more.
Research indicates that scratching causes the brain to release serotonin, which intensifies the itch sensation.
Scientists claim to have answered one of life's nagging questions: why scratching makes us itch even more Scratching causes the brain to release serotonin, which intensifies the itch sensation
Scientists claim to have answered one of life's nagging questions: why scratching makes us itch even more Scratching causes the brain to release serotonin, which intensifies the itch sensation
The findings, in mice, indicate the same vicious cycle of itching and scratching is thought to occur in humans.
And the research also provides new clues that may finally help break that cycle - particularly in people who experience chronic itching.
Scientists have known for decades that scratching creates a mild amount of pain in the skin.
Senior investigator Doctor Zhou-Feng Chen, director of Washington University's Centre for the Study of Itch, said that pain can interfere with itching - at least temporarily - by getting nerve cells in the spinal cord to carry pain signals to the brain instead of itch signals.
Dr Chen said: 'The problem is that when the brain gets those pain signals, it responds by producing the neurotransmitter serotonin to help control that pain.'
As serotonin spreads from the brain into the spinal cord, the chemical can 'jump the tracks' – moving from neurons that sense pain to nerve cells that influence the intensity of an itch, she added.
Dr Chen said scientists uncovered serotonin's role in controlling pain decades ago, but this is the first time the release of the chemical messenger from the brain has been linked to itching.
As part of the study, the researchers bred a strain of mice that lacked the genes to make serotonin.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Why falling in love helps you lose weight and makes you feel like you're on drugs

Stage one increases libido, while stage two releases chemicals that replicate the effects of Class A drugs. Love can also impact weight loss, stress levels and sleep patterns
A heady mix of infatuation and attraction, the unmistakable flutter in your stomach and the realisation you are in love.

Your appetite wanes as you anxiously look forward to seeing the object of your affections, and your mind wanders, their presence occupying your every thought.
But a surge in your libido and a rise in testosterone levels in the body can leave you more prone to suffering an outbreak of unsightly spots, scientists say. 
A new psychological study of couples identified the five stages of love - butterflies, building, assimilation, honesty and stability.
A new study by dating website eHarmony has identified the five stages of love - butterflies, building, assimilation, honesty and stability
Those taking part were asked to complete a psychological test to determine their true feelings.
The findings, collated by dating website eHarmony, were grouped into five stages. 
Participants were asked questions about their behaviour and lifestyle, in order to uncover the impact love has on a person's health at each stage.
Psychologist Dr Linda Papadopoulos, who assisted with the study, told MailOnline the aim was to establish if there are distinct stages of love, how people feel and what happens to them physiologically.
She said: 'It's fascinating to note that this one core emotion can be broken down into such distinct stages.
'What's more, each stage may be relived and recaptured as couples grow into a relationship, and face different life challenges together.'

Dentist reveals how to EAT your way to whiter gnashers

Hard cheese, crunchy veg and citrus fruits could be the key to white teeth, according to one expert.
Most 'white teeth' diets focus on avoiding foods red wine, curry and coffee which stain the teeth, said Dr Anthony Zybutz, from Harley Street's TDC Implant Centre.
But its equally important to choose foods that actively work to clean the teeth and keep them sparking, he advised.
Hard cheese, crunchy veg and citrus fruits could be the key to white teeth, a top dentist has advised
Hard cheese, crunchy veg and citrus fruits could be the key to white teeth, a top dentist has advised
The desire for pearly white teeth is certainly not a modern phenomenon, he said.
He added: 'While celebrity culture has no doubt fuelled people's fascination with the perfect, sparkling smile, the origins of this most sought-after look go much further back than our current obsession with the Hollywood grin.
'The likes of Simon Cowell and Kim Kardashian may be famous the world over for their white teeth, but they certainly aren't the first to obsess about a pure white smile.' 
In the 21st century, there are a myriad of products all promising to turn stained teeth back to gleaming white, but thousands of years ago, people were achieving the same look purely by brushing and eating the right foods, he said.
'There were no whitening gels or bleaches during the time of the Egyptians', he added.
'But that didn't stop the civilisation known for worshipping beauty wanting sparkling teeth.
'Pharaohs 4,000 years ago are known to have combined ground pumice stone with vinegar to create a paste in an effort to restore the natural colour.' 

Sam Faiers shows off her décolletage in retro style prom dress

She usually shows off her slender frame in form-fitting outfits.
But Sam Faiers opted for a slightly different sartorial display on Tuesday night as she attended the 2014 ASDA Tickled Pink Ball fundraising event in Harrogate.
The 23-year-old channeled the princess look in an off-the shoulder prom dress as she made her way to the event from the Malmaison Hotel in Leeds.
Well-helled: The former TOWIE star added height to her look with a pair of pink tipped, white stiletto heels while she opted not to accessorise with any jewellery
Pretty in pink: Sam Faiers opted for a slightly different sartorial display on Tuesday night as she attended the 2014 ASDA Tickled Pink Ball fundraising event in Harrogate
Sam showed off her décolletage in the rose print dress which features pleats and a floral pattern.
The former TOWIE star added height to her look with a pair of pink tipped, white stiletto heels while she opted not to accessorise with any jewellery.
She wore her ombre locks in loose waves while she highlighted her features with carefully applied make-up.
Well-helled: The former TOWIE star added height to her look with a pair of pink tipped, white stiletto heels while she opted not to accessorise with any jewellery
Blushing beauty: The 23-year-old channelled the princess look in an off-the shoulder prom dress as she made her way to the event from the Malmaison Hotel in Leeds.
Sam tweeted: ‘At the @asda tickled pink ball gala dinner with my #LaBella team out in force having a lovely evening xxxx’.
She joked that she didn’t look quite as glamorous once the night came to an end as she added: ‘Me & @xanthetw have gone from princesses to pumpkins makeup off lashes off heels off good night xxx’.
The starlet has been busy with the release of her first ever collection for online retailer Very.

RAF jets scramble to intercept Russian bombers over North Sea as Nato reports dozens of planes in European airspace

Nato has sounded a warning after 26 Russian bombers, tankers and fighter jets on military exercises were intercepted around Europe in just 24 hours.
Jets were scrambled by the RAF and allies in Germany, Portugal and Turkey after the 'unusual' spike in activity, which saw two giant Tu-95 Bear H bombers fly close to Britain yesterday.
The alliance said Russia had conducted 'significant military manoeuvres in European airspace' - though it then added none of the planes had strayed into any specific country's territory.
Military manoeuvres: Nato has sounded a warning after 26 Russian bombers, tankers and fighter jets on military exercises were intercepted around Europe in just 24 hours. Above, a map of all the activity reported by the Nato alliance between Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon
Military manoeuvres: Nato has sounded a warning after 26 Russian bombers, tankers and fighter jets on military exercises were intercepted around Europe in just 24 hours. Above, a map of all the activity reported by the Nato alliance between Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon
Closely watched: RAF Typhoon jets were scrambled yesterday to track this Russian Tu-95 Bear H bomber, one of two which flew close to Britain without filing flight plans or communicating with air traffic controllers. Some 26 intercepts were made in around 24 hours, said Nato
Closely watched: RAF Typhoon jets were scrambled yesterday to track this Russian Tu-95 Bear H bomber, one of two which flew close to Britain without filing flight plans or communicating with air traffic controllers. Some 26 intercepts were made in around 24 hours, said Nato
The two Bear bombers had been part of an eight-plane formation which was first intercepted by Norwegian F-16s over at 2am yesterday.
While six of the planes returned back towards Russia, the two Bears carried on south west towards the UK where they were picked up by RAF Boulmer, Northumberland.
Chiefs the scrambled Typhoon jets from RAF Lossiemouth in Moray, northern Scotland, which tracked the Bear bombers as they continued through Britain's 'flight information region'.
Nato said: 'The bomber and tanker aircraft from Russia did not file flight plans or maintain radio contact with civilian air traffic control authorities and they were not using on-board transponders.
'This poses a potential risk to civil aviation as civilian air traffic control cannot detect these aircraft or ensure there is no interference with civilian air traffic.' 

What Really Causes Pimples?

Acne is one of the most common, chronic skin diseases, affecting more than 85 percent of teenagers and adults at some point.
How a pimple pops up has been a controversial question for years, as there are multiple factors at play, including excess oil/sebum production from the sebaceous glands, abnormal growth of the skin lining the hair follicle, inflammation, and bacterial colonization of the hair/sebaceous gland unit by the bacterium Proprionibacterium acnes.
For years, the concept of non-inflammatory and inflammatory acne has dominated our treatment approach. Noninflammatory acne means whiteheads and blackheads, while inflammatory acne means small to large red and pus-filled pimples. But more recently, we’ve learned that in fact ALL acne is inflammatory – even if you can’t see it on the skin, immune cells surround the hair follicle well before any sign of acne is visible to the naked eye.
A significant amount of research in the past 10 to 15 years has shown how part of the immune system, called the innate immune system (the first responder that signals the alarm if there are any infectious invaders), reacts inappropriately to P. acnes and calls in the immune troops. Elements of this immune system (called Toll-like receptors and inflammasomes) orchestrate the process, and it is therefore no surprise to dermatologists that while some of our current treatments work, they also inhibit these alarm systems.

9 Things That Happen When Facebook is Down World Wide For 30 Minutes! No. 4 Is So Hilarious!

On June 19, 2014 the largest social media network is down for almost 30 bloody minutes!
Did you survive the facebook apocalypse?
Here are speculations around the globe by netizens why and what happens when facebook is down for almost 30 minutes.

1. #facebookdown hast tags is trending now on Twitter! 
2. FACEBOOK lost $20,000/sec and that is so huge!
3. Google+ and Twitter is Laughing Out Loud while is down?
4. Do you remember this scene?
Mark Zuckerburg said Facebook will not crash ever!
5. Check out how many people took to their #facebookdown complaints to Twitter

Not A Fan Of Sunblock? You Will Be After Seeing This

An artist uses an ultraviolet camera to show the positive effects of sunblock.
Do you use sunblock every day? If you don’t, we suggest you start doing so, stat.
Artist Thomas Leveritt exposed the damaging effects of the sun on unprotected skin by photographing subjects using an ultraviolet camera. The shocking images show that even people with seemingly clear skin have invisible freckles and sun spots all over their faces.
In contrast, he photographed a woman with sunblock on her face using the same camera, and the image shows that the sunblock masked her face completely.

A Very Touching Video Of A 40-Year-Old Deaf Woman Hear for the First Time!

A woman from Gateshead burst into tears after hearing a sound for the first time!
Jo Milne was born deaf due to Usher syndrome, a rare and incurable genetic disorder that can cause hearing loss and visual impairment. During her 20s she also began to lose her sight. Now, at age 40, she was able to hear for the first time because of cochlear implants – surgically-implanted electronic device that can improve hearing by stimulating the auditory nerve.
The switch-on was the most emotional and overwhelming experience of my life and I’m still in shock now.Milne said. “The first day everybody sounded robotic and I have to learn to recognize what these sounds are as I build a sound library in my brain.
Milne acknowledged the team at the Midlands Implant Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, for the procedure. She said she is very pleased by the results of the ‘life-changing’ procedure.

9-year-old boy last wish before he goes blind. This is heartbreaking!

A boy from Texas named Ben Pierce, 9 years old, is in a hurry to see the entire world as much as he can before he can’t see anything at all.
Ben was born with a condition that slowly impairing his vision. Realizing that there’s no cure for his condition, he and his family created an amazing “bucket list” of adventure, trying to pack his mind full of visual memories to last a lifetime. At 9 years old, Ben is already a seasoned traveler. He’s been to Alaska to see the Northern Lights and is planning a trip to the Grand Canyon.
Ben recently checked off one major goal: Watching the Northern Lights. This was made possible thanks to the kind-hearted Alaska airlines pilot.
“They were amazing, like watercolors painting the sky. It was really pretty,” Ben said in an interview for TODAY.
For his mom, the experience was bittersweet.
“I love watching his face and seeing his reaction,” said Heid. “But it’s also a little bit heartbreaking to see it, knowing why we’re there. I wish so much that we didn’t feel this urgency to go on these trips now.”

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

John Tory elected mayor of Toronto

Tory was the frontrunner through much of the campaign, leading in nearly every poll over the 10-month period, and won endorsements by veteran councillors, provincial cabinet ministers and former mayors.
The campaign itself, however, frequently descended into farce. And while it began as something of a referendum on Rob Ford’s mayoralty, that changed when the incumbent, who hung on to the mayor’s office long after he admitted to smoking crack cocaine, pulled out of the race due to a cancer diagnosis. His older brother, Councillor Doug Ford, claimed Rob Ford’s record as his own.
And while many expected former NDP MP Olivia Chow to ride to victory when she announced her candidacy, the ambitious progressive campaign many expected never materialized, and she was left trying to define herself in the final weeks of a marathon campaign.
Chow congratulated Tory during her concession speech at her party in Regent Park shortly after Tory was elected mayor.
She implored him to use his tenure as mayor to fight for the issues she championed during the campaign – inequality, especially.

Kelli Garner to play Marilyn Monroe in Toronto

Kelli Garner
TORONTO — Kelli Garner has been chosen to portray Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe in a TV miniseries that will be filmed in Toronto.
Susan Sarandon has signed on to play Monroe’s mentally ill mother Gladys.
Global News was first to report that Marilyn, a four-hour miniseries for U.S. cable channel Lifetime, will be shot in Ontario.
Cameras are scheduled to roll from early December until mid-February. Additional production will be completed in Los Angeles.
Marilyn is based on J. Randy Taraborrelli’s 2009 book The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe and will be directed by Laurie Collyer.

Samsung Galaxy A5 price revealed before launch

The Samsung Galaxy A5 is one of the three upcoming smartphones from the company to feature a metal-clad frame and its price has been prematurely revealed by Kazakhstan carrier "Technodom". According to a leaked listing, the Galaxy A5 Duos LTE, as it's dual-SIM version is going to be called, costs about $552 or €435 (KZT 99,990).

This sounds a bit pricey for a smartphone with a 5" Super AMOLED display of 720p resolution and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset with a quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 CPU and 1GB of RAM. There's a microSD card slot on board as well as NFC and the phone will run Android 4.4.4 KitKat out of the box.
Still, the metal frame brings the phone up a notch in terms of look and feel. As for dimensions, the Galaxy A5 measures 139.9 x 69.7 x 6.7mm and weighs 123 grams. At the back, there's a 13MP snapper with LED flash while a 5MP camera sits at the front.
We've seen the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 on video and in a ton of live photos, which show the phone from every angle.
There's no information when Samsung is going to officially announce the Galaxy A5, Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A7 smartphones. With all the leaks we have on track until now, we guess it's not going to be long until the phones become official.

Kim Kardashian professes her love for BlackBerry

Kim Kardashian, seen here with her iPhone, professes her love for BlackBerry.
TORONTO – Forget Alicia Keys – BlackBerry should have hired Kim Kardashian to be its brand ambassador.
During an appearance at the Recode Mobile Conference Monday, the reality star – famous for her iPhone Instagram selfies – revealed her long-standing love for BlackBerry devices.
“BlackBerry is my heart and soul,” Kardashian said. “I love it. I will never get rid of it.”
Turns out, Kardashian uses a six-year-old BlackBerry Bold as her primary smartphone for emails. She even admitted to having three back-up BlackBerrys in case her current one breaks.

Johnny Cash’s son arrested after stripping in Newfoundland airport

John Carter Cash

DEER LAKE, N.L. – The Mounties say the son of the late Johnny Cash was arrested in western Newfoundland after he stripped down to his underwear in an airport.
Two RCMP officers were called yesterday afternoon to the airport in Deer Lake where it was reported that John Carter Cash was either drunk or had medical issues.
Investigators say security personnel at the airport convinced the 44-year-old Cash to put his clothes back on prior to the arrival of two constables.
Cash was taken to a police station where the RCMP said he would remain in custody until sober.
The Mounties say no charges were laid because few people witnessed the events, Cash has no criminal record and he was co-operative with officers.
He missed his flight after a hunting trip in western Newfoundland but police say it’s expected he’ll catch another plane home Tuesday morning.

Friend of Boston bombing suspect convicted of lying to FBI

Robel Phillipos
BOSTON – A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev  has been convicted of lying during the investigation into the 2013 attack.
Robel Phillipos, of Cambridge, was convicted of both counts Tuesday.
Prosecutors say he lied about being in Tsarnaev’s dorm room while two other friends removed potential evidence three days after the bombing while an intense manhunt was underway to find the suspected bombers.
FBI agents testified that Phillipos told them a string of lies before finally acknowledging he had been in Tsarnaev’s room at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth with the two men who removed Tsarnaev’s a backpack containing fireworks and laptop computer.
Phillipos’ lawyers said he was a frightened 19-year-old who was intimidated by the FBI and too high on marijuana to clearly remember what he did that night.

Australia bans travel flight from West Africa over fear of Ebola

The Australian government today announced a travel ban on all flights from West African countries, including Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Thankfully, Nigeria is not included.

Making the announcement, the Australia's Minister of Immigration, Scott Morrison said under the new travel ban, no new visas would be issued to intending travelers from these countries and that all temporary visas would be cancelled, this is all i a bid to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

He also said all passengers with permanent visas that have to travel to Australia from these countries will be subjected to 21 days of isolation in their countries of departure and upon arrival in Australia will be subjected to all kinds of test. He also announced the suspension of all its West African and Humanitarian programmes.

Pics: Nollywood producer Elvis Chuks acquires 2015 Range Rover

Multiple award winning Nollywood producer and director Elvis Chuks just acquired this Range Rover Supercharged. He said it's 2015 and he got it just this afternoon. Big congrats to him. See another photo after the cut...

Exclusive photos: K-Switch's baby mama storms his Lekki home, security refuses to let her in

This happened just this afternoon. (don't ask me how I got the photos...hehe). So D'banj's younger brother Kayswitch's baby mama, Meena Subramani, stormed his home in Lekki Phase1 this afternoon demanding to see him, but for some reason, the security guards wouldn't open the gates. Meena, who got there by taxi and was carrying their 7 months old baby, started banging on the gate, shouting at security men and screaming that KaySwitch should come out and face her. She made a lot of allegations as she was screaming but I will leave that out for now.

The house belongs to D'banj but he's currently not in Nigeria. Nobody came out of the house for the hour or so Meena was outside creating a scene. She has since left.

I tried to reach Kayswitch to find out what happened but his phone was switched off. See more pics from the scene after the cut...

The Nigerian beauty who never look flawless..Guess who she is...

She is always Amazing,is like she got a top class model behind her. see more photos

Look at these beautiful lagos girls and tell me who looks more fantastic

Who among them got your head spinning?

Motorola Droid Turbo hands-on: First look


This is the Motorola Droid Turbo - Motorola's strongest claim at the high-end throne yet. Built around the strong foundation of the Moto X (2014), Nexus 6 and Motorola's previous Droids it pools together a premium build, pure Android with exclusive features and impressive battery life.

Motorola Droid Turbo
The Motorola Droid Turbo is everything we were hoping for with a 5.2" display of QHD (1,440x2,560px) resolution and massive 565ppi density, a top of the line Snapdragon 805 chip, 3GB of RAM, 21MP main camera. To add a bit of character the Droid Turbo comes in Ballistic nylon or Metalized Glass fiber reinforced with DuPont Kevlar fiber and a water-repellent nano coating.
Think of this as the powerful middle ground between the Moto X (2014) and Nexus 6 - smaller but also much, much bigger. Here are the highlights Droid Turbo's crossbreed specs:

Motorola Droid Turbo is official with 5.2-inch QHD display

At a joint event today, Verizon and Motorola announced the Droid Turbo. The phone runs on the Verizon XLTE network and features a 5.2" Super AMOLED QHD display with a pixel density of 565ppi.
The Droid Turbo is powered by a Snapdragon 805 chipset with a 2.7GHz quad-core Krait 450 CPU, 3GB of RAM and an Adreno 420 GPU. The battery is 3,900mAh and Motorola promises it can last for 48 hours of mixed usage.

The phone also promises to be quite resistant to torturing. It's made either of ballistic nylon or metalized glass fiber reinforced with DuPont kevlar. The display is covered with a protective layer of Gorilla Glass 3 and the innards are covered with a water-repellent nanocoating.
The Droid Turbo with Ballistic nylon measures 73.3 x 143.5 x 8.3mm (at its thinnest), while the Metalized fiber one is a bit thinner at 7.8mm.
At the back of the phone, there's a 21MP snapper with a f/2.0 aperture and 4K video recording at 24fps.
The Motorola Droid Turbo will be available starting October 30 and the 32GB model will be available in Metallic Black, Metallic Red, and Black Ballistic Nylon for $199.99 with new two year contract or $25 per month on Verizon Edge. The 64GB Black Ballistic Nylon model will also be available for $249.99 with new two year activation or $27 per month on Verizon Edge.