Sunday, January 15, 2017

AFCON 2017: CAF Apologises For Anthems Gaffe in Burkina Faso vs Cameroon

AFCON 2017: CAF Apologises For Anthem Gaffe in Burkina Faso vs Cameroon

Africa Cup of Nations organisers issued an apology on Saturday after a "technical incident" stopped the national anthems being played before Cameroon's meeting with Burkina Faso in Libreville.

"A technical incident due to a sound system failure disrupted the kick-off," read a statement released by the Confederation of African Football.

CAF apologised "to the teams, officials, supporters and viewers" for what it called an "unfortunate incident".

With nothing playing over the sound system at the Stade de l'Amitie, supporters of the two teams took their own cues to sing the respective anthems ahead of the Group A encounter.
The match ended 1-1.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Make Women WANT You... Here's How

How to make women want you

I want to talk about the Rule of Reciprocity today: an extremely powerful sales technique that plays on our nature as human beings.

Basically, the Rule states that when you give something to someone for "free," they're going to feel OBLIGATED to do something for you in return ... even if it's something of much greater value.

There are many ways to apply this Rule to women, and to make them feel "indebted" to you (in a good way).

The problem is, most guys do things for women CONSTANTLY and get NOTHING in return.

A student of mine, Gary, recently returned to the dating scene after breaking up with his girlfriend. He's a smart, funny guy.

He didn't have a problem with meeting new girls, getting phone numbers, and lining up dates ...

But Gary had a pattern of being blown off by girls AFTER the first or second date.

This always surprised him. He thought these dates went pretty well, and that he was laying solid groundwork. He expected to see the girls again.

But when trying to line up the second or third date, he would run into resistance.

The girls wouldn't return his calls, or they would make up an excuse about how "busy" they were.

Worst of all, some girls hit him with the dreaded line, "You're a really great guy, but I just like you as a friend."

(Which is chick-speak for, "you might as well give up, buddy, I'd sleep with my brother before I'd ever bang you.")

So, I asked Gary to tell us what his idea of a typical date consisted of.

He told us about his most recent effort, with a girl named Mandy. On the first date, he spent $100 taking her to lunch at a nice sushi restaurant.

On the second date, he took her to dinner and a movie. He chose one of the best Italian restaurants in town, ordered them a bottle of wine, and spent $250 on the evening.

At the end of the night she just gave him a hug goodnight, but Gary figured he was IN with this girl.

He assumed that on the NEXT date he would seal the deal... he just had to "play it cool."

But when he called her to schedule date #3, she told him she was "really busy" and wouldn't be able to see him that week. So he called her the week after that and left a message.

Two weeks later, and she still hasn't called him back...

Gary was confused and disappointed. He was racking his brain trying to figure out if he did something wrong. It just didn't seem to make sense ...

"You'd think she would be appreciative!" he complained to us. Gary knew that her ex-boyfriend had been broke all the time. His idea of "dining out" was taking her to Taco Bell.

And now along came generous Gary, taking her to fancy restaurants, spending money on her...you would think she would be grateful, right?

WRONG.

He was actually making women feel UNCOMFORTABLE by spending that type of money and showering such attention on them.

Put it this way. Have you ever gone out for a meal with an acquaintance (not a close friend), and at the end of the meal, they grabbed the check and insisted on paying?

It's a pretty hefty bill, and you expected you would be splitting the cost ... but they insisted on paying, and wouldn't take your money.

When someone does this for us, we feel appreciative, but we also feel slightly uncomfortable -- because we feel indebted.

You feel like you want to buy THEM a meal, or something, as soon as possible.

Owing someone is an uncomfortable feeling.

This is where Gary went wrong. He was spending hundreds of dollars on a girl he was just getting to know.

He thought he was impressing her with his generosity, but it had the opposite effect. After that $250 date, she gave him a hug goodnight and got out of there, because the fact that Gary was spending that much money on her made her feel uncomfortable.

When a guy shells out a substantial amount of money on a first or second date, and he hasn't hooked up with the girl yet, it can backfire on multiple levels.

She's thinking, "Gosh, if he's spending this much money on dinner, he probably expects me to put out at the end of the night..."

Or she's thinking, "There's no way I'm sleeping with him tonight. If I do, he'll think I can be bought and paid for... and that would make me slutty ... "

By the way, this a woman's "ASDM" (Anti-Slut Defense Mechanism) kicking in...

And meanwhile, he's thinking, "I better get more than a kiss on the cheek after all this. She just ordered a $40 entree!"

And so, underneath the pleasant dinner conversation, neither person is totally comfortable with the situation because it's been burdened with expectations.

As a Mack, you've got to keep women in a comfort zone. You never want her to think you EXPECT anything.

You project the sense that you are a man with many options. You send the message that SHE needs to impress YOU if she's going to deserve more of your time in the future.

Spending more than $50 on a first or second date, or taking women to elaborate places, suggests that YOU are the one who is trying to impress.

It also telegraphs your interest, and when you do this, women stop viewing you as a challenge.

So instead of taking her to dinner on a first date, meet up for a drink or coffee. Hang out. Let her grow more and more comfortable with you, stimulate her attraction triggers, and work the process.

Once you've hooked up with her, and decided she might be a "keeper," THEN you can take her out to a nice dinner. Think of it as "rewarding" her.

When it comes to spending cash on women -- whether it's paying for a drink at the bar, or buying an expensive gift for a girl you're in a relationship with -- always think of it as a reward.

She has earned it because she has proved herself WORTHY of your time and money.

This is just one aspect of creating the new MINDSET that is going to make you incredibly confident & successful with women.

Then, we're going to teach you over 100 tactics & techniques for "closing the deal." (Your buddies are going to be jealous!)

Here's your direct access to it all: http://bit.ly/WomenPersuasionSecrets

Remember: Guys who flash money to women doesn't make you original. To women, you're just a dime a dozen. In fact, it's the guys who know how to cut through the small talk, and stimulate a woman's emotions and imagination, who never go home alone.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Serena Williams Engaged to Reddit co-owner Alexis Ohanian

Tennis great Serena Williams will soon be heading to the altar as she announced her long awaited engagement to a man of her dream.

Serena Williams engaged to Alexis Ohanian
Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian

She is getting hooked to Reddit co-owner Alexis Ohanian.

The 35 year old tennis star broke the news fittingly on Reddit as she travelled to New Zealand.

Williams announced their engagement while she was in the air between Los Angeles and Auckland, where she was due to play the ASB Classic next week.

Williams made the announcement in a poem.

“I came home. A little late. Someone had a bag packed for me. And a carriage waited. Destination: Rome. To escort me to my very own ‘charming.’ Back to where our stars first collided. And now it was full circle. At the same table we first met by chance. But by choice. Down on knee. He said 4 words. And I said yes.”

Ohanian shared Williams’s Reddit post on his Facebook page with the message: “she said yes”. He also commented on her Reddit thread, writing: “And you made me the happiest man on the planet”.

Williams and Ohanian had been dating for about a year, and were relatively private about their relationship prior to this announcement.

The couple are yet to announce a wedding date.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Computer Makes Life More Complicated — Trump

US president-elect Donald Trump has said that computers have complicated lives very greatly, such that nobody knows exactly what is going on.

Computer makes life more complicated — Trump
US president-elect Donald Trump
Lamenting the “complications” from “the age of computer” as he responded to questions about Russia’s alleged hacking of the US election, Trump said, “I think that computers have complicated lives very greatly.”

He spoke to reporters at his Florida holiday home, Mar-a-Lago.

“The whole age of computer has made it where nobody knows exactly what is going on. We have speed, we have a lot of other things, but I’m not sure we have the kind of security we need.”

He refused to be drawn on proposals to sanction Russian President Vladimir Putin personally for trying to influence the election.

Trump has shocked the US establishment by challenging intelligence assessments that Putin sought to not only influence the November 8 election, but tilt it against Trump’s rival Hillary Clinton.

He has also shocked Republicans by suggesting that Washington should build better ties with its Cold War rival.

Last week, Trump released what he said was a “very nice” letter from Putin calling for a thaw in ties between the rival powers.

Relations between Washington and Moscow are at their worst since the end of the Cold War, and President Barack Obama has imposed sanctions over Russia’s interventions in Syria and Ukraine. (AFP)

12 Things to Know About Oral Sex

12 Things to Know About Oral Sex

Recently, a woman dragged her husband to court, asking to be divorced from him. Her major complaint: her husband wanted her to perform oral sex on him the way his girlfriends do, but she doesn’t like it.
Oral sex, sometimes referred to as oral intercourse, is sexual activity involving the stimulation of the genitalia of a person by another person using the mouth (including the lips, tongue or teeth) or throat. Cunnilingus is oral sex performed on a female, while fellatio is oral sex performed on a male.
If you love to give or receive oral sex, the following information will be useful...

  1. Human Papilloma Virus is a sexually-transmitted virus that is also a leading cause of throat cancer (oropharyngeal cancer), and it spreads from person to person via oral sex.

  2. The Number One risk in contracting oral HPV and developing HPV-related throat cancer is having multiple oral sex partners.

  3. You can be infected with a sexually transmitted infection from oral sex. Many STIs, including chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis, hepatitis A, and the viruses that cause warts, intestinal parasites, etc. can be spread through oral sex.

  4. The chances of giving or getting STIs during oral sex can be lowered by using a condom or dental dam.

  5. You can get some STIs in the mouth or throat from giving oral sex to a partner with genital or anal/rectal infection.

  6. HIV can be passed on during oral sex when fluid containing HIV (such as semen, vaginal fluid or blood) find a way into the bloodstream of an HIV-negative person (via the mouth or throat, if there is inflammation, or cuts or sores present).

  7. If you have HIV, there is a higher risk of passing on HIV through someone performing oral sex on you.

  8. If you don’t have HIV and you are performing oral sex on someone who has HIV, you are at more risk of being infected if you have cuts, sores or abrasions in your mouth or on your gum

  9. For men, having a high viral load in the blood may also mean that viral load is high in the semen’

  10. For women, the levels of HIV in vaginal fluid are likely to be highest around the time of menstruation, when HIV-bearing cells shed from the cervix are most likely to be found in vaginal fluid, along with blood.

  11. Oral sex will be riskier around the time of menstruation.

  12. If you give or receive oral sex, go for regular medical check-ups to ascertain the state of your health.
Sources: aidsmap.com, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, http://hivinsite.ucsf.edu/

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Genk Braced to Lose Manchester United Target Bailey

Genk technical director Dimitri de Conde has admitted that he is already looking to replace Leon Bailey and Wilfred Ndidi, who are wanted by Premier League sides Manchester United and Leicester respectively.

Genk braced to lose Manchester United target Bailey
Leon Bailey in action
The champions appear close to signing the 20-year-old Nigerian midfielder, but the Red Devils have also been credited with an interest in the 19-year-old Jamaican attacker, who could also be on the move come January.

“We'll fight to keep them here until the end of this season, but that is no easy task,” De Conde told HLN. “If mega bids - by Belgian standards - are made, they we cannot reject it, and if the boys also feel ready for a step up then it will be very difficult to keep them in Genk.

“I must be ready with alternatives.”

The English clubs will not be allowed to sign the pair cheaply, though.

“In the category of players 20 or under, then these boys are absolutely top talents, so I think a fee of between €20-€25 million is certainly warranted,” he continued.

“The ideal scenario would be that we reach a deal in January with the interested clubs but the guys say here for the rest of the season. I’ll do that if I can.”

Ndidi is already a Nigeria international, having been capped on six occasions. He has been a regular for Genk in the heart of their midfield, where he has turned out 33 times already in 2016-17, scoring two goals, and is considered as a potential replacement for N’Golo Kante at Leicester.

Bailey, meanwhile, has featured on 31 occasions this season, proving his quality in front of goal by scoring eight times for his club, including seven in the Europa League. Moreover, the once-capped Jamaica international has provided nine assists for his team-mates from his favoured position out in the wide areas of the attack.

The teenager is already well travelled, having played football in Jamaica, Austria, Slovakia and Belgium, so a move to England would be unlikely to give him any fears.

Source: Goal

Man Utd Set to Seal €45m Lindelof Signing

Manchester United are set to secure the signature of Benfica defender Victor Lindelof for a fee of €45 million.

Man Utd set to seal €45m Lindelof signing
Victor Lindelof
Jose Mourinho has earmarked the centre-back, who has won 11 caps for the Swedish national team, as a key target ahead of the January transfer window; with reports suggesting that the club’s scouting team have watched Lindelof extensively throughout the 2016-17 season.

United and Benfica have agreed a package that will see the Premier League club pay €40m up front for the 22-year-old, as well as a potential €5m in add-ons.

Lindelof is set to earn €3.5m-per-year over the course of a five-year contract at United, with a weekly wage of €67,000, having previously earned €200,000-per-year at Benfica.

The Portuguese club are set to turn a huge profit on Lindelof, after signing the player from Vasteras SK for a fee of €100,000 in late 2011.

Lindelof is set to play his final game for Benfica this week, against Rio Ave, after the club’s president Luiz Filipe Vieira travelled to England to finalise the details of the deal earlier this week. Vieira was accompanied by super-agent Jorge Mendes, who has United manager Jose Mourinho on his books as a client.

United currently lie in sixth place ahead of the festive fixtures, 13 points behind leaders Chelsea and four behind fourth-placed Arsenal.

Source: Goal