Month: June 2020

Benefits of AKK gas pipeline project by President Muhammadu Buhari

Benefits of AKK gas pipeline project by President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday affirmed the Nigerian government’s commitment to ensure timely delivery of the landmark Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano Gas (AKK) pipeline project within budgetary allocation and specifications.   Speaking at the virtual flag-off ceremony of the project at the Ajaokuta, Kogi State and Rigachikun, Kaduna State camp sites simultaneously, President Buhari said the project w... »

Bank of China, Sinosure to finance $2.6bn AKK gas pipeline ― FG

Bank of China, Sinosure to finance $2.6bn AKK gas pipeline ― FG

  The Federal Government, Tuesday, disclosed that funding for the $2.6 billion Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) gas pipeline would be provided by the Bank of China and SINOSURE, while two Chinese firms would be working along with their Nigerian partners in the execution of the project.   Speaking at the virtual flag-off of the construction of the AKK Gas pipeline at the Ajaokuta and Kaduna cam... »

Top 15 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight on a Low-Carb Diet

Top 15 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight on a Low-Carb Diet

Plenty of evidence suggests that low-carbohydrate diets can be very effective for weight loss.   However, as with any diet, people sometimes stop losing before they reach their desired weight.   This article looks at 15 common reasons why you might not be losing weight — or might not feel like you’re not losing weight — on a low-carb diet.   1. You are losing fat, you just don’t rea... »

Acrylamide in Coffee: Should You Be Concerned?

Acrylamide in Coffee: Should You Be Concerned?

  The health benefits of drinking coffee are pretty impressive.   It’s been shown to enhance brain function, increase metabolic rate, and improve exercise performance (1, 2Trusted Source, 3Trusted Source).   A regular intake of coffee has also been linked with a lower risk of dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and type 2 diabetes (4Trusted Source, 5Trusted Source, 6Trusted Source, ... »

Senegal engineering students fight virus with inventions

Senegal engineering students fight virus with inventions

  Senegalese engineering students are throwing themselves at the West African state’s growing coronavirus problem with inventions such as automatic sanitiser dispensers and medical robots.   Youngsters from a top engineering school in the capital Dakar have turned their technical skills toward easing pressure on the wards — and they are already in talks with hospitals over some of their ... »

The Black Officer Who Detained George Floyd Had Pledged to Fix the Police

The Black Officer Who Detained George Floyd Had Pledged to Fix the Police

MINNEAPOLIS — There were two Black men at the scene of the police killing in Minneapolis last month that roiled the nation. One, George Floyd, was sprawled on the asphalt, with a white officer’s knee on his neck. The other Black man, Alex Kueng, was a rookie police officer who held his back as Floyd struggled to breathe. Floyd, whose name has been painted on murals and scrawled on protest signs, h... »

Black father and son tackled by police and threatened with Tasers during charity bike ride

Black father and son tackled by police and threatened with Tasers during charity bike ride

Police are facing calls to undergo unconscious bias training after a father and son were allegedly grabbed by officers and threatened with Tasers after being wrongly suspected of involvement in a stabbing. Andrew Boateng and son Huugo were out cycling along the River Lea in Tottenham, north London, when the incident happened. Mr Boateng told Sky News that his 13-year-old son rode a few metres out ... »

2 teenage boys shot to death after asking man how tall he was while buying candy

2 teenage boys shot to death after asking man how tall he was while buying candy

Two teenage boys were shot to death after asking the suspect how tall he was when they were buying candy from a store. The incident occurred at approximately 5 p.m. on Saturday June 20 after three teenage boys went to a store in South Chicago to buy some candy and ended up having a brief encounter with 19-year-old Laroy Battle inside the establishment. “The victims were walking into the store, the... »

One powerful NWSL anthem kneeling image spoke truth to this American moment

One powerful NWSL anthem kneeling image spoke truth to this American moment

Hours after their colleagues on other teams took a knee during the national anthem, Casey Short and Julie Ertz did the same. Short and Ertz shared uniquely raw emotion on Saturday night, right before their Chicago Red Stars faced the Washington Spirit in the National Women’s Soccer League Challenge Cup. You can see the moment above, as captured by Associated Press photographer Rick Bowmer, and als... »

Trump deletes tweet of supporter shouting ‘white power’ after outrage

Trump deletes tweet of supporter shouting ‘white power’ after outrage

Donald Trump has deleted a tweet he sent featuring video of a Trump supporter shouting, “White power! White power!” after an outpouring of grief and outrage at racist language flowing directly from the White House once again. The tweet was deleted after it drew fierce criticism from across the political spectrum, including from Tim Scott of South Carolina, the sole African American Republican in t... »

How to Design a Website for your Business6

How to Design a Website for your Business6

Having seen good reasons why you need to build a website for your business. You may be wondering how it is done. There are different ways you could design a website for your business. One way is to employ a web designer to build your website for you. You can also design a website yourself using online tools like Wix that provide you with easy point and click solutions to web design. If you like ge... »

Discover the best of National Harbor, DC’s glitzy playground

Discover the best of National Harbor, DC’s glitzy playground

National Harbor, Maryland, is only about 10 miles south of Washington, DC, but it feels like a world away. This glitzy, buzzy enclave on the Potomac River is bursting with hotels, restaurants and shops, not to mention a giant Ferris wheel and a casino. A popular accommodation choice for visitors, and a top staycation spot for locals, it’s practically the Mid-Atlantic’s Vegas – with plenty of famil... »

How to let go of your past

How to let go of your past

All your feelings are legitimate. It’s important to feel them fully, and then move on. Nursing your grievances indefinitely is a bad habit, because (as the title goes) it hurts you more than it hurts them. People who hold on to these past hurts often relive the pain over and over in their minds. Sometimes a person can even get “stuck” in this pain, in this hurt, in this blame. 5 Ways to Let Go of ... »

How to save your relationship

How to save your relationship

You’ve heard it a million times but it bears repeating: even the strongest relationships face challenges. Building a happy, healthy partnership takes work and may not always be easy, especially when there’s been a breach of trust. “Issues are a part of life and a part of being in a relationship,” says clinical psychologist Stone Kraushaar. “And the goal is to not fixate on the past, but work to cr... »

How to dress yourself and look good as a lady

How to dress yourself and look good as a lady

Looking great every day is easier than you think! Start by filling your wardrobe with clothes that fit well and work with your body shape. It’s also important to build your outfits systematically so that your ensemble looks polished. Choose a base item first, like a top or bottoms. Then, select other pieces that specifically complement the color, cut, and style of your base item. Don’t forget to c... »

How to improve your memory

How to improve your memory

How to Improve Your Memory Whether you’re looking to sharpen your mind, boost your mental performance, or preserve your memory as you age, these tips can help. Closeup of chess board, a man’s hand clutching a pawn in the air in the midst of a move How to boost brain power at any age A strong memory depends on the health and vitality of your brain. Whether you’re a student studying for final ... »

How to improve your memory

How to improve your memory

How to Improve Your Memory Whether you’re looking to sharpen your mind, boost your mental performance, or preserve your memory as you age, these tips can help. Closeup of chess board, a man’s hand clutching a pawn in the air in the midst of a move How to boost brain power at any age A strong memory depends on the health and vitality of your brain. Whether you’re a student studying for final ... »

Scenic and wild: the best day trips from Santa Marta

Scenic and wild: the best day trips from Santa Marta

A host of outdoor adventures await travelers visiting Santa Marta. Set right on the Caribbean Sea at the foot of the mighty Sierra Nevada, Colombia’s oldest Spanish city is a short jaunt from picturesque beaches, wetlands, verdant jungles, hiking and surfing. Here are just a few of our favorite day trips. A view of green hills with Santa Marta far away in the background Take in the view of Santa M... »

Beyond the pretzel: Munich’s hippest eats

Beyond the pretzel: Munich’s hippest eats

Nowhere in Germany can you find sweeter mustard or plumper dumplings than in Bavaria. The food identity of the southern state is strong and marinated in tradition. There are even rules about when to eat sausages that rival those of how to enjoy coffee in Italy. And yet visitors to the Bavarian capital of Munich will be pleasantly surprised to encounter a growing wave of burrito joints, burger shac... »

Piedmont for foodies: epicurean nirvana unplugged

Piedmont for foodies: epicurean nirvana unplugged

Feasting on local seasonal produce – of extraordinary quality – has been alla moda in Piedmont (Piemonte) since time immemorial. From Alba’s insanely desirable white truffles, snuffed out of the earth by dogs, to noble red wines crafted by multiple generations of Langhe winemakers, this Alps-fringed region in northwest Italy cooks up the ultimate trip for epicureans. With a staple larder bursting ... »

From Sappho to Pride: a guide to LGBT-friendly Greece

From Sappho to Pride: a guide to LGBT-friendly Greece

law in Greece may have tempered this LGBT paradise, it’s once again rearing its beautiful head in some of the country’s most desirable locations. A huge rainbow flag in front of the Greek Parliament during the annual Pride parade © Kostas Koutsaftikis / Shutterstock A huge rainbow flag in front of the Greek Parliament during the annual Pride parade © Kostas Koutsaftikis / Shutterstock Athens Pride... »

Hidden glory: a guide to Bucharest’s neighbourhoods

Hidden glory: a guide to Bucharest’s neighbourhoods

At first glance, Bucharest may be hard to define. The enormous Palace of Parliament gets the most attention as the second-largest administrative building in the world, but it’s far from what constitutes the everyday local life. Dig a little deeper in Bucharest’s walkable neighbourhoods, with their period architecture and pockets of hidden glory, and you’ll find an eclectic mix of old and new, arts... »

Two days in Brisbane – explore Queensland’s booming capital

Two days in Brisbane – explore Queensland’s booming capital

It seems odd that Brisbane, Australia’s third-largest city and Queensland’s capital, could be described as ‘undiscovered’. But as the 2.2 million residents attest, this is precisely the case. Sydney has the beaches, the iconic architecture, the celebrity chefs; Melbourne has the coffee, the culture, the big-ticket sports events – but Brisbane? Who knows anything much about Brisbane? Brisbane... »

Alberta on ice: Winter adventures in the Canadian Rockies

Alberta on ice: Winter adventures in the Canadian Rockies

Alberta on ice: Winter adventures in the Canadian Rockies JONNY BIERMAN Lonely Planet Writer 4 DECEMBER 2018 We’ve all seen the Instagram photos – turquoise colors of Lake Louise, vibrant Rocky Mountain hiking trails, and waterfalls aplenty. But what happens when the snow flies and it all freezes? That’s when the ski hills open, the lakes turn to rinks, and Alberta, Canada is transformed into a wi... »

How to live like a Local in Dubrovnik

How to live like a Local in Dubrovnik

LP Local Vesna Celebic has been living in Dubrovnik for a few decades, but she only started truly appreciating its intricate history once she began guiding walking tours around the town and region. She loves the dramatic setting, proud locals, leafy nature and sparkly sea, and her favourite local tradition is lingering long over a coffee on a beautiful open-air piazza. Dubrovnik’s beautiful ... »

10 spectacular sunset spots in Dubrovnik

10 spectacular sunset spots in Dubrovnik

With over 250 sunny days per year and a stunning setting on the Adriatic Sea, Dubrovnik is a top destination for anyone who loves to watch the sun drop below the horizon amidst a meditative play of oranges and magentas. The medieval Old Town’s picturesque stone walls and the glittering sea with its constellation of islands become even more beautiful as they bask in the seductive glow of the ... »

Connect to culture: experience First Nations traditions in British Columbia

Connect to culture: experience First Nations traditions in British Columbia

Long before European fur traders arrived in the 18th century, indigenous people populated the area known as British Columbia, Canada for tens of thousands of years. Today, the richness of the First Nations culture lives on. There are 198 distinct First Nations in British Columbia, each with their own traditions and history – and visitors can experience this living history through cultural adventur... »

Trump retweets video of supporter shouting ‘white power’

Trump retweets video of supporter shouting ‘white power’

US President Donald Trump retweeted a video showing one of his supporters loudly shouting “white power”. The supporter was among a group of people taking part in a pro-Trump rally at a retirement complex in Florida. The footage showed supporters and opponents of the president hurling abuse and swearing at one another. Mr Trump has denied accusations that he is seeking to capitalise on ... »

St. Louis mayor faces calls to resign after she was accused of doxxing the names and addresses of constituents who wrote letters calling for police defunding

St. Louis mayor faces calls to resign after she was accused of doxxing the names and addresses of constituents who wrote letters calling for police defunding

Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson on Friday was accused of doxxing her constituents during a live broadcast on Facebook when she shared the names and addresses of protestors who gave her letters calling for police reform. On the since-deleted broadcast, Krewson shared the name and addresses of at least 10 people who called on her to slash police funding amid ongoing protests over the death of George Floyd.... »

7 diseases that Bitter Kola can treat

7 diseases that Bitter Kola can treat

7 diseases that Bitter Kola can treat  Bitter cola not only increases libido, but it also improves the sexual performance of men who consume it. It is said that the best medicine has a bitter taste: Undeniably, bitter cola is one of them. The use of bitter cola is not limited to traditional activities. In fact, the fruits, seeds, nuts and bark of the plant have been used for centuries in tradition... »

What Does Urine Color Say About Your Health?–5 

What Does Urine Color Say About Your Health?–5 

What Does Urine Color Say About Your Health?–5 One of the simplest and most overlooked ways to check on your daily health is in something most people tend to give minimal attention to. The color of your urine can give you invaluably important information on your health. Updates on simple day-to-day factors such as how hydrated you are to indicators of serious medical concerns, including liver and ... »

How I saved my life from grave illness using bitter kola to cure several diseases in 4 days

How I saved my life from grave illness using bitter kola to cure several diseases in 4 days

How I saved my life from grave illness using bitter kola to cure several diseases in 4 days You will be amazed to find out that the kola nut is that the origin of the word “cola,” and therefore the tree on which it grows is believed among many tribes in Nigeria to be the primary tree on earth. Garcinia kola, mostly called bitter kola is found in moist forest and grows as a medium size tree. itR... »

Sore throat: medications, herbals and home remedies treatment for healthy living.

Sore throat: medications, herbals and home remedies treatment for healthy living.

A sore throat is pain, scratchiness or irritation of the throat that often worsens when you swallow. The most common cause of a sore throat (pharyngitis) is a viral infection, such as a cold or the flu. A sore throat caused by a virus resolves on its own. Strep throat (streptococcal infection), a less common type of sore throat caused by bacteria, requires treatment with antibiotics to prevent com... »

See the 10 Fatal Diseases That Can Kill human In Less Than 24 Hours. (Beware of them)

See the 10 Fatal Diseases That Can Kill human In Less Than 24 Hours. (Beware of them)

See the 10 Fatal Diseases That Can Kill human In Less Than 24 Hours. (Beware of them) There are many diseases that can be fatal to anybody who is exposed to them, with some leading to death in an instant if the person is unprotected. Unlike slow-escalating illnesses such as AIDS and cancer, which allow a victim to still have time to be with loved ones and seek treatment, there are certain diseases... »

Why COVID-19 patients die from blood clot complications –Haematologists

Why COVID-19 patients die from blood clot complications –Haematologists

  Severely-ill COVID-19 patients can develop blood clots that can lead to liver failure, kidney failure and blockage of the lungs, haematologists say.   The experts, however, explained that if a patient gets immediate medical attention, the fatality of the clots can be reversed.   Speaking with PUNCH Healthwise in an exclusive interview, Head of Haematology and Blood Transfusion at ... »

FG intervention loans will worsen businesses’ debts — Olawale

FG intervention loans will worsen businesses’ debts — Olawale

The Director-General, Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association, Dr Timothy Olawale, speaks with IFE OGUNFUWA on the problems faced by the organised private sector and the government interventions required to mitigate the impact of coronavirus pandemic What has been the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown introduced to curb the spread of the virus on the organised private sector?... »

APC: I’ve no regret, I stand by all my actions — Oshiomhole

APC: I’ve no regret, I stand by all my actions — Oshiomhole

Immediate-past National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole said he has accepted the decision of the National Executive Committee NEC to dissolve the National Working Committee NWC which he chaired until Thursday.   At a news conference Saturday in Abuja, the former labour leader said he has no regret over the various decisions he took while at the h... »

I Use This 5-Minute Therapy Technique Every Day for My Anxiety

I Use This 5-Minute Therapy Technique Every Day for My Anxiety

  I’ve lived with general anxiety for as far back as my memory goes. As a writer and stand-up comedian, I have the most trouble fighting against social and performance anxiety on a day-to-day basis, as I conduct interviews and interact with editors during the day and then take the stage at night.   My anxiety most often shows itself in what I call “anxiety hangovers,” when I wake up on t... »

How Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Different for Kids?

How Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Different for Kids?

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of talk therapy that can help people of all ages, including younger children and teens. CBT focuses on how thoughts and emotions affect behavior. Your child doesn’t need to have a diagnosed mental health condition to benefit from CBT.   Therapy usually involves an agreed upon goal and a set number of sessions. The therapist will help your child lea... »

Messi Best 10 goals

Messi Best 10 goals

Meet best ten goals Messi scored for Barca during his career To mark Leo Messi’s birthday, we have taken a look at the best 10 goals from the eye-watering 699 he has scored for Barcelona during his career. Leo Messi is celebrating his 33rd birthday, which provides the perfect excuse to reflect on the Barcelona star’s best 10 goals. The Argentina forward has been the scourge of defenders in Spain a... »

FG okays N27b bailout for local airlines, sector

FG okays N27b bailout for local airlines, sector

The Federal Government has pledged to bail out the local aviation sector with a sum of N27 billion as part of measures to restart air travel and keep the airports safer.The sum, already proposed to some of the operators, will besides supporting the airlines, also fast-track the establishment of a private sector-driven national carrier. The Federal Government in March restricted local and Internati... »

Where to shop in Madrid’s Las Salesas

Where to shop in Madrid’s Las Salesas

Madrid’s Las Salesas neighbourhood – named for the nearby Plaza de las Salesas – has sprung to life in recent years thanks to a new wave of pioneering business owners. Nestled between the iconic Gran Vía, party-loving Chueca and stately Colón, Las Salesas is especially well-known for its variety of independent shops. A quick detour through this central barrio (district) is perfect for picking up q... »

How to get 6pack fast

How to get 6pack fast

1 Do 4 sets of 12 basic crunches. Start by lying on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Place your fingertips behind your head, inhale, then exhale as you raise your upper back off of the floor. Raise your torso for about 2 seconds, then gently inhale as you lower yourself back to the floor. Be sure not to tug your head upward with your hands. Keep your head, neck, and back ... »

20 Richest  actors

20 Richest actors

Top 20 richest actors We are about to show you… Some of the most popular actors in the world are worth more than a half-billion dollars! We’ve decided to compile a list of the 20 richest actors worldwide, along with their current net worth, and a short bio. Before you start reading this article, can you guess who will appear on the list? The Top 20 Richest Actors in the World Below are the 20 rich... »

Feds’ mixed messages on masks sow confusion

Feds’ mixed messages on masks sow confusion

“We just believe that what’s most important here is that people listen to the leadership in their state and the leadership in their local community and adhere to that guidance whether it has to do with facial coverings or whether it has to do with the size of gatherings,” Pence said. Early on, the government’s no mask message was unequivocal. As the first known COVID-19 infections were identified ... »

Native Americans protesting Trump trip to Mount Rushmore

Native Americans protesting Trump trip to Mount Rushmore

President Donald Trump’s plans to kick off Independence Day with a showy display at Mount Rushmore have angered Native Americans, who view the monument as a desecration of land violently stolen from them and used to pay homage to leaders hostile to Indigenous people. Several groups led by Native American activists are planning protests for Trump’s July 3 visit, part of Trump’s “comeback” campaign ... »

Man City will give Liverpool guard of honor

Man City will give Liverpool guard of honor

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Manchester City will form a guard of honor for new English Premier League champion Liverpool when they meet next Thursday, City manager Pep Guardiola said. Liverpool took the title City have owned for the last two years this week. When English soccer resumed this month, Liverpool’s trip to Etihad Stadium was a po... »

American jailed in Spain was unwitting drug mule, US says

American jailed in Spain was unwitting drug mule, US says

Victor Stemberger wasn’t about to ignore the emails inviting him into a multimillion dollar business opportunity, so he pitched himself as perfect for the job. In a way he was — but for all the wrong reasons. The 76-year-old Virginia man, whose family says he has cognitive issues, accepted the offer and boasted of his credentials as “an experienced businessman who does what he says he will do, and... »

Princeton to remove Wilson name from public policy school today

Princeton to remove Wilson name from public policy school today

Princeton University has announced plans to remove the name of former President Woodrow Wilson from its public policy school because of his segregationist views, reversing a decision the Ivy League school made four years ago to retain the name. University president Christopher Eisgruber said in a letter to the school community Saturday that the board of trustees had concluded that “Wilson’s racist... »

The opposition has won Malawi’s historic rerun of the presidential election, the first time a court overturned vote in Africa has led to the defeat of an incumbent leader. Lazarus Chakwera’s victory late Saturday was a result of months of determined street protests in the southern African nation, and of a unanimous decision by the Constitutional Court that widespread irregularities in the May 2019... »

Nurses, doctors feel strain as virus races through Arizona

Nurses, doctors feel strain as virus races through Arizona

They saw the ominous photos: Crowded hospitals, exhausted nurses, bodies piling up in morgues. It was far away, in New York, northern Italy and other distant places. Now, after three months of anxiously waiting and preparing, Arizona nurses and doctors are on the front lines as the coronavirus rips through the state, making it one of the world’s hot spots. The trickle of a few virus patients in Ma... »

Spectators at the Mississippi Capitol broke into applause Saturday as lawmakers took a big step toward erasing the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag, a symbol that has come under intensifying criticism in recent weeks amid nationwide protests against racial injustice. “The eyes of the state, the nation and indeed the world are on this House,” the second ranking office in the Mississipp... »

As cases surge in US, rural areas seeing increases as well

As cases surge in US, rural areas seeing increases as well

For many states and counties in the U.S., the dark days of the coronavirus pandemic in April unfolded on their television screens, not on their doorsteps. But now, some places that appeared to have avoided the worst are seeing surges of infections, as worries shift from major cities to rural areas. While much of the focus of concerns that the United States is entering a dangerous new phase has bee... »

Liverpool: The Africans who helped win the Premier League title

Liverpool: The Africans who helped win the Premier League title

Liverpool have won the Premier League – the first time they have triumphed in the English top flight since 1990, and their first time ever since the Premier League began. And it was powered by crucial players from Africa. Here is how they contributed: Mo Salah The Egyptian striker has been a cult hero at Anfield from his first season in 2017. Given he had not been that impressive for Chelsea... »

Best things to do in Tel Aviv in winter

Best things to do in Tel Aviv in winter

Think of Tel Aviv and sandy beaches, bronze bodies and rooftop bars usually spring to mind, but a visit here in winter reveals a different side to the city. Though it has its fair share of winter sun, Tel Aviv’s ‘off-season’ (roughly November to March) can be surprisingly chilly. But there’s much to warm the cockles – from experiencing the festivals of Hanukkah and Christmas to escaping the cold i... »

Charm for sale: On the road to Oregon’s country stores

Charm for sale: On the road to Oregon’s country stores

Autumn and early winter in the Portland area means plenty of chilly, foggy days, ideal for long scenic drives on back roads through colorful woods. Some of the best of these drives take you right by charmingly old-fashioned country stores, the kind of one-stop shops where you can pick up a six-pack, some matches, a corndog or two, a fishing license, homemade elk jerky, and candy bars you haven’t s... »

Spotlight on: Christmas in San Diego

Spotlight on: Christmas in San Diego

There’s an abundance of sun on display in San Diego year round, and although temperatures are a bit crisper than usual, winter is no exception. Festivals, parades and dining specials make good use of the city’s enduringly pleasant weather to create uniquely San Diego holiday experiences. Here’s a sample platter of what to do, see and tuck into during the Christmas season. Christmas lights adorn th... »

Spotlight on: winter’s festive season in Kyiv

Spotlight on: winter’s festive season in Kyiv

Kyiv may not be the first city that comes to mind for Christmas travel. However, visiting the Ukrainian capital during the festive season may change your mind completely. In December and January, this eastern European metropolis becomes a sparkling winter wonderland, with a variety of cozy markets and tasty street food, not to mention its impressive ancient cathedrals and traditional celebrations.... »

Dive into Bonito’s aquatic adventures

Dive into Bonito’s aquatic adventures

The small town of Bonito is tucked away in the corner of the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul, a decidedly landlocked location. Surprisingly, however, some of the Brazil’s most fascinating underwater activities are a stone’s throw from this eco-minded community. Bonito makes for an ideal stop either before or after an epic wildlife-watching trip to the Pantanal, so spend a couple days finding... »

Best things to do in Lviv in winter

Best things to do in Lviv in winter

Winter looks good on Lviv. This western Ukrainian gem of a city may well be the best destination in the whole of Ukraine to enjoy the snowy season. The romance of narrow medieval streets, the cosiness of fragrant coffee shops, the beauty of its architecture – all these things turn Lviv into a fairy-tale winter getaway. Here are a few tips for making the most of your stay despite the chilly weather... »

Fast-track Fiji: making the most of a stopover

Fast-track Fiji: making the most of a stopover

With more than 330 islands, a rich, ancient culture and showstopping scenery both on land and below its incredibly blue waters, you could easily spend an eternity exploring fabulous Fiji. But if forever isn’t feasible, don’t despair: even if you’re en route to elsewhere, a layover in the ‘Land of Smiles’ is a holiday unto itself. Whether you’re here for two days or a few hours, there’s an abundanc... »

Culture, commerce and cuisine: eight of the world’s best Chinatowns

Culture, commerce and cuisine: eight of the world’s best Chinatowns

Most great cities boast Chinatowns, enclaves of Chinese culture, commerce and cuisine. While none were necessarily planned, or follow a template, all share fascinating histories and repay curious travellers with ebullient architecture, fire-cracking festivals and delectable food. Each of these eight Chinatowns – testaments to the questing, cosmopolitan spirit of their founding cultures – is a wort... »

Travel gear reviews: great gifts for globetrotters

Travel gear reviews: great gifts for globetrotters

On the whole, travellers tend to favour memorable experiences over physical possessions. It’s an admirable trait, but one that makes them a notoriously tricky bunch to buy presents for. But fear not, disgruntled gift giver! In this set of gear reviews we take a look at a cross section of gift items that are perfect for those with a penchant for exploring pastures new, from jewellery that stokes wa... »

Remedies of the road: our travel tales of getting sick (and better)

Remedies of the road: our travel tales of getting sick (and better)

Germ-laden airports, upended sleep patterns and unfamiliar local bugs are just a few of the health risks travellers face when seeing the world. But sometimes these travel maladies can yield a good story – in the problem solving of travelling companions, the mysterious (and miraculous) local remedies, or the assistance offered by total strangers. We asked our travel editors and writers to tell us t... »

The lone black programmer.

The lone black programmer.

Ibrahim Diallo got his first computer when he was five, which triggered a lifelong passion for programming.   He has worked as a software engineer in the US for 12 years and in 2018 wrote a much-read blog about how he was fired by a machine, which the BBC covered. Now, as race issues once again take centre stage in America and beyond, he has shared with the BBC his experience of being a black... »

Trump orders statues be protected from ‘mob rule’

Trump orders statues be protected from ‘mob rule’

US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order calling for protesters who target monuments to be imprisoned. The measure says anyone who damages a public statue must be prosecuted to the “fullest extent of the law”. Mr Trump’s order also calls for withholding federal funds from local jurisdictions and police departments that fail to stop such “mob rule”. A nu... »

Coronavirus: US has ‘serious problem’, says Fauci

Coronavirus: US has ‘serious problem’, says Fauci

US infectious disease chief Dr Anthony Fauci says the nation has a “serious problem” as 16 states reel from a spike in Covid-19 cases. At the first White House task force briefing in two months, Dr Fauci said: “The only way we’re going to end it is by ending it together.” As health experts said more must be done to slow the spread, Vice-President Mike Pence praised US... »

Wisconsin woman sprayed with lighter fluid, burned by lighter in suspected hate crime: police

Wisconsin woman sprayed with lighter fluid, burned by lighter in suspected hate crime: police

It’s been one month since Minneapolis police officers killed George Floyd, and in some ways, it feels like the Black Lives Matter movement is receding from the headlines. A horrifying attack on a Black teenage girl is enough to remind us that racially motivated violence has gone nowhere, however. Althea Bernstein, an 18-year-old EMT and student, was driving her car in Madison, Wis., on Wednesday, ... »

Unproductive SEO Strategies: Why You Should Avoid Them

Unproductive SEO Strategies: Why You Should Avoid Them

If you have been in the SEO game for a while, you must have realized that SEO requires absolute patience and time. You work dozens of hours every week and continue to do so for at least a month before you see the tiniest impact on your rankings and domain authority. However, there are some strategies that will never bring you any results, and you might just be utilizing those. So if you’re using a... »

SEO Increase Search Engine Traffic & Visitors

SEO Increase Search Engine Traffic & Visitors

Search Engine Optimisation or SEO for short are techniques used to increase search engine traffic to a website or blog. Through several researches, reports, and case studies it has been shown that websites that get large search engine traffic on the internet have certain characteristics. The job of SEO is to refine a given website or blog’s makeup to conform to those best practices without undermi... »