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Usain Bolt, Most Decorated Sprinter Of All Time

Usain Bolt is one of the most watched athletes of all time. Born 30 years ago, the Jamaican sprinter has been regarded as the fastest human ever lived. He is the first man to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records since fully automatic time became mandatory.

He also holds the world record as a part of the 4×100m relay. He is the reigning World and Olympic champion in these three events and the most successful sprinter in history.

A nine-time Olympic gold medallist, Bolt won the 100m, 200m and 4×100m relay at three consecutive Olympic Games. He gained worldwide popularity for his double sprint victory at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in world record times. Bolt was the first to win consecutive Olympic 100m and 200m titles (2008 and 2012).

An eleven-time World Champion, he won consecutive World Championship 100m, 200m and 4×100m relay gold medals from 2009 to 2015, with the exception of a 100m false start in 2011. He is the most successful athlete of the World Championships and was the first athlete to win three titles in both the 100m and 200m at the competition.

Usain Bolt is ending his Olympic career by claiming an unprecedented “triple triple” and his ninth gold at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

His achievements in sprinting have earned him the media nickname, “Lightning Bolt,” and his awards include the International Association of Athletics Federations World Athlete of the Year, Track & Field Athlete of the Year, and Laureus World Sportsman of the Year (three times). He has stated that he intends to retire from athletics after the 2017 World Championships.

Bolt’s earnings

The Jamaican sprinter is in a class of his own in terms of his marketing prowess. His competitors are not his fellow track stars, but global icons like Argentine football star Lionel Messi, American basketball star LeBron James and Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo.

Bolt has 10 global partners, along with seven regional ones. Sportswear maker, Puma, is his biggest backer with a deal worth north of $10m (N3.4bn) a year.

His relationship with Puma started way back in 2002, and his $10m-a-year deal is by far the most lucrative in athletics.

So far in 2016, he has made $32.5m (N11.1bn) in earnings — $2.5m (N850m) from winnings and $30m (N10.2bn) from endorsements.

He is the only track star who made it onto the Forbes list of highest-paid athletes, coming in at No. 32.

His other sponsors include the watchmaker Hublot as well as Gatorade and Virgin Media, with deals ranging in value from $1m (N340m) to $4m (N1.4bn).

Prize money in athletics events is relatively low. Though he earns $10,000 (N3.4m) for every race he wins in the Diamond League, he is often paid appearance fees of up to $400,000 (N136m) per meet.

Another big earner for the Jamaican athlete comes from Bolt’s character in the Temple Run mobile gaming franchise, which has more than a billion downloads.

Homes and cars

Despite his international success, his main base is not far from home. One of Bolt’s biggest purchases is his mansion in the Norbrook housing complex in Kingston, Jamaica, which he bought at an undisclosed figure.

In 2009, he also bought a home in Rum Cay Island in the Bahamas for an unknown fee. He only described the home as “magnificent.”

It makes sense that the world’s fastest man enjoys reaching high speeds on the road. One of the track star’s most lavish purchases is a $105,000 (N36m) black Nissan GT-R.

Never content with just one, Bolt also owns a special-edition gold GT-R. This one, however, was given to him by Nissan after he won three gold medals at the London Olympics in 2012.

The ace sprinter has also been spotted driving a Ferrari F430, which costs $217,000 (N73.8m).

Bolt was also given a blue coloured BMW M3 by Puma, his principal sponsor, sometime ago.

As well as hard partying and luxury purchases, he also gives back to his community as he regularly donates sports equipment to his alma mater and other various community projects in his country.

One of his biggest hobbies is music. He has been performing DJ sets in public since 2010.

When it is time to travel around the world — including hanging out with lots of famous figures, including British royal, Prince Harry — Bolt travels in style, often by a private jet.

Courtsey: Punch Newspaper

Britney Spears Owns Carpool Karaoke

James Corden is back with his epic Carpool Karaoke series and this time he has Britney Spears playing game.

In the video Britney not only busts out a few songs but also admits that she wants three more children.

Despite her longing to extend her brood, Brit says that she is done with men.

Christian Association Of Nigeria Rails Against John Kerry For 'Devisive' Visit

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has accused U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry of being “discriminatory...and divisive” during a recent trip to the country.

Kerry was in Nigeria on Monday and Tuesday and was hosted by the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, the most senior Islamic cleric in the country. The U.S. diplomat also met with 19 governors of Nigeria’s northern states and held talks with President Muhammadu Buhari, who is also a Muslim.

The president of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Reverend Supo Ayokunle, told reporters on Thursday that Kerry’s visit showed a “lack of respect for the heterogenous nature of Nigeria” and favored the country’s Muslim population “to the detriment of the Christian community.” 

Nigeria’s population is roughly split between a largely-Muslim north and majority-Christian south. Religious and ethnic violence are not uncommon, particularly in the middle belt of the country, where Fulani herdsmen—who are mostly Muslim—have clashed with farmers, some of whom are Christian. Christians have also been targeted by Boko Haram, a militant group that wishes to instal an Islamic caliphate in northeast Nigeria. The insurgency has been largely circumscribed to the north of the country.

“There’s a siege on Christians [in Nigeria]. Kerry, his actions speak volume[s], his actions [and] body language were very divisive,” said Ayokunle.

‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ is About To Be Cancelled

According to Hollywood Life, ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ is on the brink of cancellation, and it’s all because a number of the kids want to wipe their hands clean of the long-running reality show.

The gossip site says, Kris Jenner is absolutely desperate to save the reality show, despite its recent ratings decline. But she can’t do that without her kids, and hardly anyone else in the family wants to keep doing the show.

“They’ve got their own lives and don’t want to air their feuds anymore. Kris feels they’re betraying her, and it’s led to some huge fights”, a source close to the family revealed.

HL added that, half of the Kardashians want to leave KUWTK, especially Kim. But that has a lot to do with Kanye West‘s influence. Kanye has reportedly been pressuring Kim to leave the show for years. “It’s no secret that Kanye never wanted to be involved in the show and feels it’s time for Kim to bail. He doesn’t see any reason to keeping caving in to Kris’ demands. Kanye thinks Kim is leaps and bounds above reality TV and needs to focus on bigger things, whether it’s more apps like Kimoji or her own fashion line,” a source told the magazine.

Another person who isn’t into doing the show anymore is Rob. “Rob hated doing the show and would be perfectly happy if it all ended,” the source said.

And believe it or not, Kylie and Kendall Jenner are also reportedly over it. “Kendall’s got her modeling career, and Kylie would rather focus on her lipstick and cosmetics lines. They don’t need the show to survive.”

Kourtney also recently said she’s ready to move on.

The only person willing to stick it out is Khloe, who believes fans will be interested in learning more about her weight loss and self-help journey. But the source believes Khloe can’t carry the show alone, which is why Kris is absolutely freaking out.

This story first appeared on HollywoodLife

50 Cent's Family Left 'Traumatised' By His Manhood

50 Cent has revealed his family were left "traumatised" after seeing his manhood during a masturbation scene on crime drama series Power.

During his interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live! the rapper said his aunt was left fuming, because he had not warned her about the scene - where his former jailbird character Kanan is seen pleasuring himself - before she tuned in for the episode.

"My aunt sees the show, and she's like, 'I'm traumatised!'" he quipped.

"'She texted me like, 'What the f***? Why didn't you tell me?'"

50 Cent explained that he was aware his manhood was going to play some role on the scene but pleaded ignorance when it came to how big it ended up being.

"I knew it was there, but in the original clips, it was darker. It wasn't on, like, a big screen, like a life-sized version.

"It wasn't like, an accident. Courtney (showrunner) was like, 'I didn't want to show it to you in the beginning because I didn't think you needed to see it at that point ... You just gotta take one for the team,"' he said.

Having No Friends Can Be As Bad As Smoking

Having no friends could be as deadly as smoking, researchers at Harvard University have suggested after discovering a link between loneliness and the levels of a blood-clotting protein that can cause heart attacks and stroke.

Social isolation is known to activate the "fight or flight" stress signal, which increases levels of protein fibrinogen in anticipation of injury and blood loss.

But too much fibrinogen is bad for health, raising blood pressure and causing the build-up of fatty deposits in the arteries.

Harvard researchers compared levels of the blood-clotting protein to the numbers of friends and family in a person's social network and found a striking correlation. As the number of social connections fell, the level of fibrinogen rose.

Individuals with just five people in their social network had 20% higher levels fibrinogen than those with 25. Having 10-12 fewer friends had the same impact on levels as taking up smoking.

It is thought that social isolation leaves people feeling threatened and vulnerable, which triggers an ongoing "fight or flight" response which, in turn, can be lethal in the long term.

Police Foil Assassination Attempt On German Chancellor Angela Merkel In Czech Republic

An assassination attempt on Angela Merkel, German Chancellor and the third most powerful person in the world according to Forbes, was foiled in Prague, Czech Republic on Thursday by police and security officials during her official visit to the nation.

A man driving a black Mercedes, “attempted to join the motorcade as it moved between Prague airport and Czech government headquarters” as Merkel arrived the country to hold talks with Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka.

Czech police arrested the man who tried to “run down police” and police spokesman Jozef Bocan said the suspect was in custody.
Bocan added that Merkel “had not been in danger” and confirmed officers had to use firearms to subdue the suspect.

He said: “While attempting to join the motorcade, he tried to run down police securing the road.

“The suspect acted alone. He was not armed, but items found in the car could easily have been used as weapons, particularly some cement cubes.” according to quotes from German newspaper Bild.

On Thursday, hundreds of protesters, including members of anti-Islam groups, rallied in central Prague to protest against Merkel with some labeling her as the 'next Hitler' after she decided to open the EU’s doors to refugees and migrants last summer.

Chinese Government May Buy Liverpool For $1billion

Premier League giants Liverpool are the target of an 800 million pounds ($1 billion, 924 million euros) takeover bid backed by the Chinese government, British newspaper the Sunday Times reported.

China Everbright, a state-backed financial firm, are leading the bid, backed by the country’s main sovereign wealth fund, the China Investment Corporation (CIC), the paper said.

Talks between the Chinese group and Liverpool’s American owners, the Fenway Sports Group (FSG), are ongoing, the Sunday Times said.

But a senior Liverpool source told AFP that although the club was open to outside investment, FSG was not in talks and the club was not the subject of a bid. 

On Friday, Liverpool chairman Tom Werner said the club was “not for sale”, but admitted FSG were open to the idea of selling a stake. FSG bought Liverpool for around 300 million pounds in 2010. 

China has been making inroads in English football in recent months. Earlier this month, Liverpool’s Premier League rivals West Bromwich Albion announced a deal to sell the club to a Chinese investment group headed by entrepreneur Guochuan Lai. Second-tier clubs Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers, both of whom play in the same Midlands region as West Brom, have both been taken over by Chinese investors. 

Wolves were bought by Fosun International, while Chinese businessman Tony Xia took charge of Villa. Birmingham City, another Midlands clubs, are currently in talks with Asian investors seeking to buy the club from Hong Kong businessman Carson Yeung, who was jailed for money-laundering in 2014. 

Meanwhile, Manchester City announced a 265 million pounds investment deal with Chinese consortium CMC last December. Liverpool, managed by Jurgen Klopp, were beaten 2-0 at Burnley in their second league game of the season on Saturday, having won 4-3 at Arsenal in their opening fixture.

Lagos Ranked World’s 3rd Worst City To Live In

According to a report released by The Economist Intelligence Unit on Thursday, Lagos is ranked as the third worst city to live in.

It maintained its position at the lowest rankings of the Global Livability Index.

Lagos was placed 138th out of the 140 cities ranked in the latest livability survey and only Tripoli and Damascus were ranked worse than Lagos.

The livability survey assesses which locations around the world provide the best or the worst living conditions across five broad categories, including stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.

According to the report, the top five best countries to live in are: Melbourne, Australia; Vienna, Austria; Vancouver, Canada; Toronto, Canada; and Calgary, Canada.

“Of the poorer-scoring cities, 13 continue to occupy the very bottom tier of livability, where ratings fall below 50 percent and most aspects of living are severely restricted.

“Continued threats from groups like Boko Haram acts as a constraint to improving stability in Lagos,” the report stated.

Lagos scored highest in culture and environment, followed by infrastructure. It scored lowest in stability.
Three other African cities joined Lagos at the bottom rung of the liveable cities, including Douala, Cameroon; Harare, Zimbabwe; and Algiers, Algeria; ranking 132nd, 133rd, and 134th respectively.

No African city made it to the top 10 most liveable cities, five were in the 10 least liveable cities.

How to Get Rid Of Vaginal Odor

American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) reports that around 9 out of every 10 women experience an unusual vaginal odor at least once in their lifetime.  The ACOG states that feminine odor changes throughout your normal monthly menstrual cycle, and is subject to outside situations such as the presence of bacteria, foods that you eat, or hormonal functions. Vaginal odor to a certain degree is absolutely normal!

Vaginal odor is an embarrassing problem that can hugely affect your self confidence. Moreover, vaginal infections also affect the quality of your sex life. Vaginal odor can be a tough problem for both partners in a relationship. It can be embarrassing for the female, and frustrating for the male. Vaginal odor will affect almost every woman at some time in her life.

Understanding vaginal odors symptoms and causes can help you identify whether there is a need to see a physician right away, or whether you should look for natural methods to treat at home.

Symptoms of vaginal odor
  • A kind of metallic smell comes from the vagina.
  • Often the odor may also smell like fish.
  • Itchy feeling in the vagina.
  • Burning sensation in the vagina. 

Causes of vaginal odor

Vaginal odor is almost always associated with an infection. There are several causes of vaginal odor but 95% of vaginal odor is caused by an infection that causes bacterial vaginosis (BV).

Even unprotected sex which can lead to sexually transmitted disease (STD) can also be the cause behind vaginal odor. Eating spicy foods and taking certain medications can also result in an unpleasant odor. Even something as simple as a new detergent for washing your underwear can cause itching, irritation, and vaginal odor. Shaving the hair around your vagina can also result in a strong odor as it will irritate the region and cause it to itch. Some other contributing factors include pregnancy, smoking, use of contraceptives in improper procedures.

Some easy ways to get rid vaginal odor

If you are looking for ways to get rid of vaginal odor, then you will be happy to know that there exist several solutions.

  • Avoid douching the vagina as it can cause irritation. Douching can alter the balance of healthy bacteria in your vagina, causing other bacteria to grow and create a foul vaginal odor.

  • Avoid using fragrant body washes and soaps as such products contain too many chemicals and fragrances that can actually make your vagina produce more discharge that gives off the unpleasant odor.

  • Washing your vagina with warm water and a mild soap can also resolve the problem to a great extent.
  • Choose cotton underwear as panty hose and any synthetic material will block air flow to your vaginal area. Loose cotton garments will give the region more ventilation, which will help get rid of vaginal odor. Also try to change your underwear every single day.

  • Also try to wear a panty liner. A thin, scented panty liner can absorb vaginal discharge and sweat and thus help a lot to get rid of the unpleasant odor.

  • Make it a habit to include fresh fruits and leafy vegetables in your daily diet. Within a few weeks the problem of vaginal odor will be resolved. At the same time avoid spicy and starchy foods, and alcohol and caffeinated beverages as such items can increase the amount of yeast in your vagina and thus worsening your condition.

  • Drink eight to ten glasses of water daily to keep your body well hydrated body and to keep your body free from bad toxins and harmful bacteria.

  • Before and after having sex, wash the genital area in order to keep the area clean and to avoid infection.

  • During menstruation, change the bandage after 3-4 hours or if it is wet. Avoid using tampons because it is unhygienic and can spread bacteria or promote the growth of bacteria in the vagina.

Natural solutions to get to rid of vaginal odor

There are many easy solutions to treat vaginal odor at home with the help of easily available ingredients from your kitchen.
  • Regular consumption of fenugreek helps to balance the body hormones, promotes regular menstrual cycles and keeps the inner body system healthy. All these factors help to reduce vaginal odor.

  • Yogurt contains lactobacillus which helps to restore the normal vaginal pH level. With balanced pH level there can never be the problem of vaginal odor. Try to eat at least two cups of unsweetened, plain yogurt daily.

  • White vinegar can neutralize odors and so when suffering from vaginal odor you must try white vinegar rinse. Add half cup of white vinegar and salt to your lukewarm bath water and soak yourself in it for a few minutes.

  • Garlic, a kind of natural antibiotic can also help to deal with vaginal odor. Just eat garlic in raw or cooked form on an empty stomach with one glass of warm water daily for one or two weeks.

  • The natural anti-bacterial property present in apple cider vinegar can also be used in the treatment of vaginal odor. In a bath tub, add some warm water and apple cider vinegar and use it to take a long bath and soon the problem will be solved.

Final Words:

When trying to deal with vaginal odor, you must follow some of the above mentioned tips. Also try to have patience and follow the tips religiously for a few weeks in order to see positive results. However, if you notice a sudden change in your vaginal odor, which is accompanied with pain and discomfort – you may need to seek medical attention.

Culled from:

If Your Shoes Stink, Here’s a Nifty Trick

Try as you might, smelly shoes are pretty much unavoidable. When you catch a whiff of them after a long day in the hot sun and have to crinkle your nose, whip out this quick and easy fix.

What you need: A few unused teabags and your smelly sneakers.
What you do: Pop two to three bags into each shoe and let sit for 24 hours in a cool, dry area. Voilà!

Why it works: Shoe odor is usually caused by bacteria in moisture (which is extra evident in the summertime). Tea bags are super-absorbent, so they dry out that gross dampness that tends to linger and replace it with a clean herbal scent.

After 3 Kids In 3 Years, I Needed A Break – Mercy Johnson-Okojie

Curvy and busty Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson-Okojie, has revealed how much it was worth to create time out of her extremely busy career schedule to go on holiday with her husband in the United States for  approximately three weeks

Shortly after her return to her home country, the pretty mother of three spoke to Potpourri on the importance of taking time out to go on vacations.

“We went to spend time together, three kids, three years, its fun; it’s awesome. In marriage, it’s necessary to have time to reminisce, plan and talk” she said excitedly

Responding to why she’s already working barely a week after her return from the United States with her husband, she responded; “It’s not about the money, as a person I combine my marriage, my kids, my work together. I’ve done that for the past five years. My kids are on holidays now, so it’s a better time for me to work before they get back to school; it’s actually a better timing. Like I always say, it’s not about the money but the passion I have for my work.”

TRAILER: The Wedding Party

The Kemi Adetiba directed romcom stars some of Africa’s biggest stars led by Richard Mofe-Damijo, Sola Sobowale, Alibaba, Iretiola Doyle, Banky W, Adesua Etomi and many others.

‘The Wedding Party’ will premiere at The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at the historic Elgin Theatre.

Factors That Can Destroy Male Fertility

According to the Mayo Clinic, one of the world’s largest medical research groups, the causes of male infertility come under three broad categories; medical causes, environmental factors and lifestyle.

The Mayo Clinic said medical causes of infertility may come from infection or antibodies attacking the sperm. There are many other medical causes like undescended testicles and hormone imbalance.

The following are the other factors that may destroy your fertility:

1) Exposure to lead or other heavy metals

2) Exposure to radiation or X-rays

3) Overheating the testicles through frequent use of saunas or hot tubs

4) Sitting for long periods, wearing tight clothing or working on a laptop computer for long stretches of time

5) Use of anabolic steroids taken to stimulate muscle strength and growth can cause the testicles to shrink and sperm production to decrease

6) Use of cocaine or marijuana may temporarily reduce the number and quality of your sperm as well

7) Drinking alcohol can lower testosterone levels, cause erectile dysfunction and decrease sperm production.

8) Liver disease caused by excessive drinking also may lead to fertility problems.

9) Tobacco smoking

10) Emotional stress

11) Obesity can impair fertility

Japanese Surgeon Redeems Pledge, Gives Nigeria Under-23 Team $390,000 For Winning Olympic Bronze

A Japanese surgeon, billionaire Katsuya Takasu gave the Nigeria Olympic football team, Dream Team VI, cash rewards for winning a bronze medal for Nigeria having defeated Honduras 3-2. 

The plastic surgeon made a pledge, totaling $390,000.

Earlier on Saturday, a former Super Eagles goalkeeper and football analyst, Peterside Idah, had raised the alarm that Nigeria Football Federation officials had hijacked the donation made by the Japanese doctor.

The NFF denied the allegation.

Mr.Idah later confirmed that Mr. Takasu had made the donation directly to the beneficiaries at their hotel.

“All is well,” Mr Idah tweeted. “Two cheques have just been handed over to the team. One in Samson Siasia’s name, and the other made out to the name of Mikel.”

In an earlier interview, Mr. Takasu said he made the donation to the players after hearing about their financial crisis.

“I read about the financial problems affecting the team and I felt the need to make a big contribution,” Mr. Takasu told the BBC earlier this week.

The Nigeria U-23 have hugged the headlines on and off the pitch as they braved all odds to make a podium finish at the Olympics.

Continually referred to as ‘miracle workers’ by their coach, the Dream Team VI surprised many with their performance in the face of daunting challenges which included arriving barely hours to their first match in Rio.

The 3-2 win over Honduras on Saturday ensured that Nigeria won its first medal since after the Beijing 2008 Olympics.
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