11 February 2015

Cristiano Ronaldo's birthday party after 4-0 loss to rival Atletico Madrid angers Real Madrid fans for no good reason


Cristiano Ronaldo turned 30 last Thursday. On Saturday, he had a birthday party – because, you know, people have parties when it's their birthday. And now some other people are upset.

Hours before his party, Ronaldo and his Real Madrid companions had been hammered 4-0 by cross-town rivals Atletico Madrid, whose suffocating defense neutralized Ronaldo, the FIFA Ballon d'Or winner as the best player in the world for the last two years.

Nigeria Naira Falls to Record as Devaluation Threat Seen Rising


 (Bloomberg) -- Nigeria’s naira fell to a record after the West African nation’s decision to postpone elections increased risks the continent’s worst-performing currency will be devalued.

The naira retreated as much as 1.5 percent to 199.10 per dollar before paring losses to trade at 199.01 by 11:12 a.m. in Lagos. The currency is depreciating for a seventh day to the weakest level since Bloomberg started compiling the data in January 1999, extending losses this year to 7.8 percent, the most among 24 currencies tracked by Bloomberg.

How to undo 5 common career mistakes


Ask any veteran professional what mistakes you should avoid throughout your career, and chances are they could easily come up with at least a dozen.

Don’t be a jerk. Don’t be late. Don’t forget to network. And for heaven’s sake, negotiate.

Why Is China Stockpiling Millions of Barrels of OIl?


With oil prices in a free fall, China seems to be stepping up its efforts to create a generous oil stockpile. This article discusses current state of oil stockpiling in China and its possible effect on the Chinese economy.

A global glut of oil supply has driven down oil prices. From peak levels in June 2014, the Brent crude oil price has fallen by around 50 percent. (Related Understanding Benchmark Oils: Brent Blend, WTI and Dubai). The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) nations are not reducing output, which is contributing to oversupply. Oil supply from fracking has further pushed down prices. (Related: How Does Fracking Affect Oil Prices)

Oil drops sharply as IEA expects inventories to rise


NEW YORK (Reuters) - Crude oil prices fell for the first time in four sessions on Tuesday after the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned that ample supplies will raise global inventories before investment cuts begin to significantly dent production.

Why I'm Tired of 'Foods You Should Never Eat!' Lists


I am so over seeing this headline: "Foods You Should Never Eat!"

There's a good reason I see it so much. It's effective. It's just sensational enough to draw you in, just scary enough to make you flip to the page or click through to the article with a single worry: Oh no, could I be eating one of those foods?

Brown Family Releases Bobbi Kristina Statement


While conflicting reports continue to swirl online regarding the status of Bobbi Kristina, the Brown family has finally released an official statement on Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown's hospitalized daughter.

Although they don’t reveal anything specific about the comatose 21-year-old’s current condition, they specifically blast the “false reporting of TMZ, The National Enquirer, The Atlanta Journal Constitution and the Daily Mail (UK),” calling them out for writing articles based on unnamed “sources.”

Bobby Brown Calls Out News Media For “False and Egregious” Reports; Wife Faces Arrest Warrant


Bobby Brown is tired of the news media speculation about the condition of his 21-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, currently in an Atlanta hospital. Through his lawyer, Christopher Brown, he’s released the following statement to address the speculation and rumors that have been rampant in the days since Bobbi Kristina was found unresponsive in a bathtub in her suburban Atlanta townhouse.

Baby Girl Born With Possible Absorbed Twins Inside Her



 A baby girl born in Hong Kong appeared to have a growth of some kind in her left side, but doctors soon discovered the growth contained what could be "absorbed" siblings.

Boko Haram leader vows to defeat regional force in new video


Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau vowed in a new video released on Monday that the group would defeat a regional force fighting the extremists in Nigeria's far northeast, Niger and Cameroon.

Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, and Kylie Jenner Flash Lots of Skin at the 2015 Grammys Afterparty: See Their Racy Dresses Here!


Sister, sister, sister act!

While older sister Kim Kardashian made a statement in a glitzy robe by Jean Paul Gaultier at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, Kendall Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, and Kylie Jenner were spotted in flashy ensembles at the GQ and Giorgio Armani Grammys Afterparty (sponsored by Patron) in Hollywood on Sunday, Feb. 8.

Solar farm capable of powering 160,000 homes opens in California


 SEATTLE (Reuters) - One of the largest solar energy farms in the world has opened in Southern California's desert, with 160,000 homes now able to power lights and appliances through sunlight converted into electricity, federal officials said on Tuesday.

Postponement: Jega’s unending headaches


In claiming insecurity as the direct reason for the shift of the elections, the National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Attahiru Jega may have stated the obvious. However, many stakeholders are not ignorant of the internal failures of the commission, principally, the alleged failure of the commission to deliver important materials needed for the election according to schedule.

Take a Look at Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's Romantic Beach Wedding


Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Depp! Johnny and Amber swapped vows for the second time on Sunday at the actor's private island in the Bahamas and we have a closer look at the intimate ceremony.

The former co-stars, who met on the set of the 2011 film The Rum Diary, said "I do" under a canopy draped with white sheets and wrapped in white flowers. Heard, 28, wore a fitted, long-sleeved, white gown (rumored to be Stella McCartney) with a v-neck, plunging back, and floor-length veil, while the 51-year-old actor kept it somewhat traditional in a white tuxedo jacket and black pants.

Jon Stewart diagnoses Brian Williams with ‘infotainment confusion syndrome’


With Brian Williams under fire after admitting that he “conflated” a story about his experience in the Iraq War, everyone from media pundits to memory experts has been struggling to explain why the anchor of America’s most-watched nightly newscast would lie. But Jon Stewart says he knows why.

Rivers: Amaechi’s good legacy is my inspiration — Peterside


His emergence as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC from a field that comprised equally strong contenders underscored his own strong potentials. Among the competitors were Senator Magnus Abe and the outgoing deputy governor of the state, Mr. Tele Ikuru.