Day: July 2, 2020

Not so random acts: Science finds that being kind pays off

Not so random acts: Science finds that being kind pays off

Acts of kindness may not be that random after all. Science says being kind pays off. Research shows that acts of kindness make us feel better and healthier. Kindness is also key to how we evolved and survived as a species, scientists say. We are hard-wired to be kind. Kindness “is as bred in our bones as our anger or our lust or our grief or as our desire for revenge,” said the University of Calif... »

Hugh Downs, genial presence on TV news and game shows, dies

Hugh Downs, genial presence on TV news and game shows, dies

Hugh Downs, the genial, versatile broadcaster who became one of television’s most familiar and welcome faces with more than 15,000 hours on news, game and talk shows, has died at age 99. Downs died of natural causes at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Wednesday, said his great-niece, Molly Shaheen. “The Guinness Book of World Records” recognized Downs as having logged more hours in front of the... »

FBI arrests Epstein pal, accused of enabling abuse of girls

FBI arrests Epstein pal, accused of enabling abuse of girls

Brad Edwards, an attorney representing several Epstein accusers, said his clients were relieved by the charges. “Today is a very good day,” he said. The indictment, which was unsealed Thursday, included counts of conspiracy to entice minors to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, enticement of a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, conspiracy to transport minors with intent to engage in... »

USA unemployment rate

USA unemployment rate

U.S. unemployment fell to 11.1% in June as the economy added a solid 4.8 million jobs, the government reported Thursday. But the job-market recovery may already be faltering because of a new round of closings and layoffs triggered by a resurgence of the coronavirus. While the jobless rate was down from 13.3% in May, it is still at a Depression-era level. And the data was gathered during the second... »

Confirmed coronavirus cases are rising in 40 of 50 states

Confirmed coronavirus cases are rising in 40 of 50 states

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases per day in the U.S. climbed to an all-time high of more than 50,000 on Thursday, with the infection curve rising in 40 out of 50 states in a reversal that has largely spared only the Northeast. In another alarming indicator, 36 states are seeing an increase in the percentage of tests coming back positive for the virus. “I think we are going to be in a very... »

Benefits of Solar energy

Benefits of Solar energy

Introduction   The sun is an important section of life on earth that is no longer surprising that so many give up of the world science fiction movies begin with the solar now not doing it is bob properly. The solar is a megastar a million instances the measurement of the Earth, which implies of Earth the place the head of a pin, the sun would be roughly the measurement of a basketball. The so... »

Importance Of Solar Light

Importance Of Solar Light

  INTRODUCTION   There are inexpensive lights that you can place outside during the day there use solar energy to charge a battery and at night or when is too dark to change charge the battery the battery runs a life beside not needing to pay for power for this light they have the advantage of coming on automatically when it gets dark and not acquiring any wiring Union renewable energy h... »

how bitcoin exchange works

how bitcoin exchange works

  What Is a Bitcoin Exchange? A bitcoin exchange is a digital marketplace where traders can buy and sell bitcoins using different fiat currencies or altcoins. A bitcoin currency exchange is an online platform that acts as an intermediary between buyers and sellers of the cryptocurrency The currency ticker used for bitcoin is either BTC or XBT. KEY TAKEAWAYS A bitcoin exchange acts as the inte... »

US firms create record 4.8 million jobs in June

US firms create record 4.8 million jobs in June

The US economy created jobs at a record pace in June as firms took on more staff after the coronavirus downturn. Payrolls surged 4.8 million, the most since the Labor Department began keeping records in 1939, helped by the reopening of factories and restaurants. It follows May’s jobs rebound, when 2.5 million joined the labour market, and comes after consumer spending data saw a jump in acti... »

Hasn’t 2020 had enough? July will be so hot, it is ‘potentially historic,’ experts say

Hasn’t 2020 had enough? July will be so hot, it is ‘potentially historic,’ experts say

A long-awaited and significant swath of anomalous heat is expected to build across much of the United States during the first half of July. Widespread above-average temperatures and at times stifling humidity are expected over the majority of the central and eastern Lower 48, with near-normal temperatures over the West and the Southeast. The National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center is al... »

`You broke my wrist!’ Police sued for taking down wrong man

`You broke my wrist!’ Police sued for taking down wrong man

Body camera video shows Antonio Arnelo Smith handing his driver’s license to a Black police officer and answering questions cooperatively before a white officer walks up behind him, wraps him in a bear hug and slams him face-first to the ground. “Oh my God, you broke my wrist!” the 46-year-old Black man screams as two more white Valdosta officers arrive, holding him down and handcuffing him ... »

After a Black protester is killed in Omaha, witnesses claim a rushed investigation ignored signs of the shooter’s allegedly racist past

After a Black protester is killed in Omaha, witnesses claim a rushed investigation ignored signs of the shooter’s allegedly racist past

More than 300 people have been arrested in Omaha since Friday, May 29, when the city of less than 500,000 was swept up in the tidal wave of protests against police brutality and systemic racism that had erupted in Minneapolis after the brutal killing by police of an unarmed Black man named George Floyd. Jake Gardner, the white bar owner who shot and killed James Scurlock, a 22-year-old Black prote... »

Top 15 handsome american singers

Top 15 handsome american singers

15. Alex Turner Alexander David Turner one of the greatest personalities on this Earth was inbred in High Greens in Sheffield, England. As being an English born, Alexander’s looks are plausible to every human eye. Establishing himself in different genres in the industry, Alex is a successful singer, songwriter, and musician who is delineated by the Wildlife Entertainment, helping Alex to establish... »

Party Guests Won’t Talk After 9 Test Positive. Now They Face Subpoenas

Party Guests Won’t Talk After 9 Test Positive. Now They Face Subpoenas

On June 17, a crowd of up to 100 people, most of them in their early 20s, attended a party at a home in Rockland County, New York, just north of New York City. The event violated a state order in effect at the time that capped gatherings at 10 people in an effort to slow the coronavirus’ spread. For local officials, that was just the start of the problem. The party’s host, who was showing signs of... »

Benefits of Animals In Our lives

Benefits of Animals In Our lives

Plants and animals have played an important role in human life for as long as they’ve all existed. In fact, without the plants and animals that humans have used for food, labor, tools and companionship over countless generations, society could not have advanced to the point it has today. Humans have used plants and animals as food, labor, tools and companions. People would not have survived ... »

BENEFITS OF AVOCADO PEAR

BENEFITS OF AVOCADO PEAR

Avocados, otherwise known as an alligator pear, because of their shape and color, contain incredible amount of essential nutrients, including vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants. avocados are used in many health and beauty products. 1. Anti-aging avocado Benefits of avocado include anti-aging. Avocado is an amazing treatment that helps reduce wrinkles. Not only you can apply mashed avocado flesh ... »

Benefits of walnut

Benefits of walnut

Walnut is Packed with healthy essential fats, antioxidants, vitamins, trace minerals, protein and fiber, walnuts are a veritable super food. These tree nuts have negligible sodium, are cholesterol free and are unique in the fact that they contain polyunsaturated fats instead of monounsaturated fats. Walnuts are of two types black and the regular brown. Both are equally beneficial to your health , ... »

Importance Of Network Security

Importance Of Network Security

Introduction Over the past decade, the world has become more interconnected, with the advancement of new networking technologies. Similarly, our dependency on the Internet has reached an unimaginable level. A huge amount of personal, commercial, and confidential data is stored on either private or openly accessible networks. The significance of this intellectual data reflects the importance of net... »

Effects of  Tribalisim  and etnicity in nigeria

Effects of Tribalisim and etnicity in nigeria

For some days the blacks in america were complaining and protesting about racisim and some of us in Nigeria also joined them in the protest, is that not called eye service and deception we have a lot of issues bugging us in this country which needed protesting but nobody protested. instead what is happening in another persons land we take it personal I don’t mean to say it good the way the whites ... »

Exercises that strengthen the glutes

Exercises that strengthen the glutes

Coaches, trainers, and physical therapists have told runners to strengthen their cores the torso muscles that support every move. In an attempt to do so, many runners add crunches and planks that strengthen the abdominals and back to their routines. Glutes are sometimes the most overlooked aspect in the strength program of a runner. If you have knee pain, plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, IT... »

10 Most Deranged Serial Killers of All Time

10 Most Deranged Serial Killers of All Time

If serial killers are some of the most deranged creatures on earth, is it possible for some serial killers to be more deranged than others? As it turns out, it sure is possible, and the murderers on this list prove it. Sexual assault, robbery, cannibalism, and of course, murder — the following 10 men are the most deranged serial killers of all time. Ted Bundy You don’t have to be American or have ... »

8 best food to eat for weight loss

8 best food to eat for weight loss

8 Best Foods to Eat for Weight Loss 8 Best Foods to Eat for Weight Loss Eating more of these foods can help you slim down. While no one food is a magic bullet for weight loss, there are certain foods that can help you achieve your weight-loss goals. Most of the foods included as part of a weight-loss diet have a few things in common: they’re high in fiber (which helps keep you feeling fuller... »

Global eWaste sees 21% rise as Africa generates 2.9 metric tones

Global eWaste sees 21% rise as Africa generates 2.9 metric tones

A record 53.6 million metric tonnes (Mt) of electronic waste was generated worldwide in 2019, up 21 per cent in just five years, according to the UN’s Global E-waste Monitor 2020, released on Monday. The new report also predicts global e-waste – discarded products with a battery or plug – will reach 74 Mt by 2030, almost a doubling of e-waste in just 16 years. This makes e-waste the world’s fastes... »

5 amazing health benefits of periwinkle

5 amazing health benefits of periwinkle

Benefits Of Periwinkle (Snail) health benefits of periwinkles Periwinkles in this topic are snails from the not the flowers. The common periwinkle is scientifically known as Littorina littorea. They are a species of small edible whelk or sea snail that has gills and an operculum. Periwinkles are found in many parts of the world. However, they are considered a delicacy in most African and Asian cui... »

Nigeria saves N15 billion through IXP, as Internet traffic goes local

Nigeria saves N15 billion through IXP, as Internet traffic goes local

With the aid of the Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN), Nigeria is said to have saved about $40 million (N15.2 billion) in the localisation of Internet traffic, which would have gone abroad. The N15 billion savings, as explained by the Internet Society (ISOC), was achieved when the IXPN grew from carrying just 300 Megabits per second (Mbps) to peak traffic of 125 Gbps in 2020. According to ... »

Top 10 benefit of eating egg

Top 10 benefit of eating egg

Top 10 Health Benefits of Eating Eggs Eggs are one of the few foods that should be classified as “superfoods.” They are loaded with nutrients, some of which are rare in the modern diet. Here are 10 health benefits of eggs that have been confirmed in human studies. 1. Incredibly Nutritious Eggs are among the most nutritious foods on the planet. A whole egg contains all the nutrients req... »

Google launches Nonprofits initiative in Nigeria

Google launches Nonprofits initiative in Nigeria

Google has launched ‘Google for Nonprofits’ in Nigeria, which aims to empower not-for-profit organisations by providing them with free premium services. For organisations that qualify, Google for Nonprofits gives access to a collection of premium apps – the same tools large enterprise corporations use – at no cost. Once approved, qualifying nonprofits can gain access to programmes such as Google A... »

Coronavirus puts flawed electricity tariff hike to test

Coronavirus puts flawed electricity tariff hike to test

GenCos threaten suit over delay • DisCos, govt, discuss poor services, supply cost • Senate urges Buhari to bear cost of deferred hike • Operators deny lobbying NASS, putting sector in debt Nigeria’s electricity supply industry faces yet another regulatory summersault, as the National Assembly, on Monday, toppled plans to increase cost of electricity supply by as much as 50 per cent. This came as ... »

Rising COVID-19 cases may induce more hardships, FG warns

Rising COVID-19 cases may induce more hardships, FG warns

To get $30 million grant to fight virus The Federal Government has raised the alarm that Nigeria risks further economic stagnation economic on account of the rising COVID-19 infections nationwide. Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clement Agba, issued the warning yesterday during the virtual Community Of Practice (COP) meeting of commissioners of economic planning in Abuja. He po... »

8 ways to stop drug craving

8 ways to stop drug craving

In order to stay sober, it’s important that you know how to beat your drug cravings. Cravings are a normal part of addiction recovery. No matter whether you haven’t used in months or you just stopped using this week, you’re likely to experience an urge to use at some point. Urges are relentless, finding you at your weakest point and trying to convince you that you don’t really want the chang... »

13 ways to overcome shyness

13 ways to overcome shyness

13 Confident Ways to Overcome Your Shyness Those who have never suffered from shyness have no idea how debilitating it can be, especially for someone in a professional situation. If shyness is holding you back, learn how to get past it and become more confident. 13 Confident Ways to Overcome Your Shyness Shyness can truly hold people back–partly because those who are shy tend to avoid public... »

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New telecom regulations beckons

New telecom regulations beckons

  The Nigerian telecom sector may soon herald fresh transformation as new guiding principles have started to unfold gradually.   Barely a month after the current Executive Vice Chairman, EVC of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Prof Umar Danbatta was reappointed, the man is beginning to give an indication that a new sheriff is in town.   From his actions since his reappoi... »

2023: We’re working on Igbo presidency – Ohanaeze, Amaechi, Izuogu, others

2023: We’re working on Igbo presidency – Ohanaeze, Amaechi, Izuogu, others

  ENUGU—Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Alaigbo Foundation, Igbo National Congress, among others, yesterday, agreed that a president of Igbo extraction is achievable in 2023 as the Igbo are working towards its realization.   This came as an ex-Biafran soldier and prominent traditional ruler in Enugu State, Igwe Spencer Ugwuoke, expressed doubt over the realization... »

14 parties nominate candidates for Edo 2020 guber poll

14 parties nominate candidates for Edo 2020 guber poll

  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday said that 14 political parties submitted nominations for Edo governorship election.     The commission disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja by Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee (IVEC).   Okoye said that the particulars of the nominated can... »

Top 10 best football players

Top 10 best football players

Top 10 Best Football (Soccer) Players of All Time Thomas Swan has been an avid fan of the English Premier League and European football for more than 20 years. Many argue that Pelé was the greatest footballer of all time Many argue that Pelé was the greatest footballer of all time | Source Who Are the World’s Best Footballers? The creativity and ingenuity that typify the beautiful game of foo... »

15 health benefits of Snails

15 health benefits of Snails

15 Snail Health Benefits (You will be shocked) Snail is a common name given to a member of the class of molluscs Gastropoda. In ancient times these snails are usually hunted by farmers because regarded as pests. But after learning that this animal has a wide range of benefits, where this animal contains a lot of protein and also contains essential amino acids complete, so that the snails do not go... »

How to deal with heartbreak:7 stages to get over someone you loved

How to deal with heartbreak:7 stages to get over someone you loved

How to deal with heartbreak: 7 stages to get over someone you loved Breaking up with someone you love can be one of the most difficult experiences you will ever encounter. Whether you are breaking up with your partner or your partner is breaking up with you, getting over a breakup can be a heart-wrenching, soul-draining endeavor, one that leaves many people struggling for months or years if not ha... »

Top ten agricultural products export from Nigeria

Top ten agricultural products export from Nigeria

Top 10 Agricultural Products Export from Nigeria Nigeria’s Agricultural sector records highest growth in Q1 2019, Central Bank disbursed N299 billion The latest foreign trade data released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) shows that the top ten agricultural products exported from Nigeria are estimated at N82.3 billion. There is a 9% decline in the revenue made from the top 10 agric... »

6 ways to discover your life purpose

6 ways to discover your life purpose

  Six Ways To Discover Your Life Purpose There has been a lot of buzz in the press about how, when it comes to career, Millennials are driven more by purpose than money. Ninety-four percent want to use their skills to benefit a cause. Half value a career aligned with their values enough to take a pay cut. “Great,” you may be saying to yourself, “but I don’t even know what my ‘purpose’ is. So ... »

Nigerian oil, gas stocks lose N178bn in six months

Nigerian oil, gas stocks lose N178bn in six months

  Oil and gas companies listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange reported a loss of about N178.018bn in the first half of 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic continued to take a toll on the industry.   An analysis by our correspondent revealed that the oil and gas sector lost N178.02bn or 30.97 per cent to close at N396.67bn in market capitalisation on June 30, compared to N574.69bn at the beg... »

NIMR launches Nigeria’s first locally produced COVID-19 extraction test kits

NIMR launches Nigeria’s first locally produced COVID-19 extraction test kits

  The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research has launched the country’s first set of local Ribonucleic Acid extraction kits to help expand the nation’s capacity to test for COVID-19.   In his address at the official commissioning of the kits on Tuesday, Director-General of NIMR, Prof. Babatunde Salako explained that the local RNA kits would address the perennial problem of test kits shortage in th... »

Why Nigeria is not considered research location for COVID-19 vaccines

Why Nigeria is not considered research location for COVID-19 vaccines

The Executive Director and Co-founder, Health Africa, Adam Thompson, has said Nigeria has not been considered a research location for COVID-19, due to challenges of infrastructure, huge financial requirements and bureaucratic issues, among others. He noted that if Nigeria becomes a trial site for COVID-19, it would have priority access to some vaccines. Otherwise, it will be at the back of the lin... »