​Breaking! Linking Park Lead Act, Chester Bennington Commits Suicide

Reports reaching us has it pop band ‘Linking Park’ lead singer, Chester Bennington has commited suicide.
The talented blond singer reported hung himself leaving a wife and six children.


While the reason for his suicide is yet to be known, Chester reportedly battled alcohol and drug addiction for many years.

Culled from blackboxmedia

BUSINESS OWNERSHIP FOR VETERANS: TIPS FOR FINDING THE RIGHT FIT

Many people who live with disabilities consider taking the plunge into business ownership, and this desire is especially common among veterans. Whether there are physical limitations, mental health issues, or challenges with a veteran’s health, owning a business can be a great way to bring in some income while maintaining flexibility and control of one’s daily routines. There are plenty of different businesses that those with disabilities can own, but some options work especially well by being both fairly lucrative and low-pressure.
Veterans bring a great skill set to business ownership
As Profitable Venture notes, many veterans will start businesses that tie-in to military-related fields. Owning a business as a veteran can be an enticing opportunity, and many people with a military background can be quite successful because they are already accustomed to working hard and maintaining structure and discipline. Even if there are health challenges or disabilities in the mix of things, it is possible to build a very successful venture.
Many people living with disabilities or veterans who are looking at business ownership will pursue retail or franchise opportunities. Entrepreneur shares that franchises can be a great fit for many veterans because of the leadership skills they possess and the determination and structure they bring to the table. Some franchises like Pillar to Post Inspection Services, Jan-Pro Franchising, Aire Serv, and Mr. Appliance Corporation have shown a solid track record of having veteran-owned franchises.
Some franchises offer discounts to veterans, and some offer more potential than others

Services such as home inspections, auto glass repair, signs, and heating and air-conditioning services draw in many veterans looking to start their own businesses, and these types of franchises often mesh well with one’s past military experiences. Some popular franchising opportunities even offer discounts off of the franchise fees, a very attractive option for veterans looking to transition into a new career.
Other home business ideas that can work well for veterans or those with disabilities include owning an ATM business or providing consulting services. Restaurant or retail franchises can be attractive options, but Military.com cautions veterans that retail stores, restaurants, travel and tour businesses, and transportation services can be challenging businesses to run. On the other hand, home health care services, computer or Internet-related businesses, and child care services are possibilities with a great deal of potential.
Veterans should utilize available resources that make the startup process easier
Many of these types of businesses also allow veterans to ease back into civilian life by maintaining a need for structure and discipline while also offering up flexibility. For those veterans anxious to own their own business, some support and resources can help pave the way and pin down the best fit. For example, Startup Veterans is one option that veterans can use to get a handle on various business possibilities and they offer a solid support system to help make things happen.
The Small Business Administration recommends utilizing the Boots to Business program, a training and education program that guides veterans through the process of starting up their own business. It is imperative that those with veteran’s health challenges or people with disabilities move forward on business ownership methodically and carefully, and these resources can have a big impact on that front.
When one’s military service days are over, it can be difficult to adjust to civilian life. For many veterans, especially those who come home with disabilities or mental health challenges, owning a business can be a desirable next step. There there are numerous types of self-owned businesses that can become successful, but some are a better fit and more lucrative than others. Finding an opportunity that is a great fit can be a challenging venture, but one that is packed with potential rewards as well.

​Excessive Use of Antibiotics Can Damage the System, Experts Warn

 
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Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases expert, Dr. Yoav Golan has cautioned Nigerians against excessive intake of antibiotics, warning that this could damage vital parts of the body system.
He said taking antibiotics without prescription was wrong, adding that healthcare providers should explain to their patients why antibiotics was being given to them, in order for them not to mistake it for a regular or everyday drug.
“If I will have to estimate, I think 90 per cent of antibiotics used are unnecessary. I think there are a lot of interactions that can be done between healthcare providers and their patients. They have to spend more time with patients.
“When antibiotic is abused, the side effects can be diarrhoea, among others. If you use a lot of antibiotics, it will do you much more harm than good,” he said.
The Deputy Vice Chancellor, Development Services, University of Lagos, Professor Folasade Ogunsola, while making her speech said Nigerians were not cautious of infectious diseases, hence little is known by Nigerians about infectious disease.
According to her, Nigerians generally refer to malaria as fever without knowing that fever was just a symptom of many diseases. “Do you know we only have about 20 per cent of fever in children due to malaria, while the remaining 80 per cent are due to other health issues? Of that 80 per cent not due to malaria, about 83 per cent of it are treated mistakenly for malaria whereas they are not.”
While calling on Nigerians to be imbibe proper hygiene, she said defecating and urinating in drainage systems, was one sure way of inviting infections.
The conveyer of the event who doubles as the Chief Executive Officer, Global Infectious Diseases Initiative, Dr. FolarinOlubowale, said the event was organised to awaken the consciousness of Nigerians and to collaborate with physicians on infectious diseases.
“I decided to do this to bring awareness on infectious diseases into Nigeria and the possibility of having collaboration with universities and healthcare professionals who are interested in addressing infectious diseases, so that we can all look into the field and effectively tackling it.
“At the end of the day, I want to be able to go into partnership with established institutions to establish a centre of excellence which will be referral from all over. People with complications, infections will have experts attending to them
The Commissioner for Health, Lagos State, Dr. Jide Idris, said government has partnered with a number of organisations and persons tackling infectious diseases, adding that further collaboration was needed to address infectious diseases.

​Kenyan women will cross the Sahara to marry Nigerian men


Move along Nigerian women! Kenya women are ready to take the very men you call scum off you.
In a very enlightening post that surfaced online, a Kenyan woman has listed the reasons Nairobi women admire Nigerian men and they are quite interesting!
According to Cate Mukei, Nairobi women love Nigerian men so much that they would walk through Sahara desert without water and food just to get one.
“Some even go to an extent of praying about on to their pastors or signing up to online platforms where they hope to find ogas. Naija brodas on the other hand seem to have mastered some of the weird reasons why our women love them and have perfected them.
Below are some of the reasons Nairobi women admire Naija brodas:
1. Visa holders

Mogaka you can keep your Nyamira Express bus ticket we are flying to Lagos. Kenyan women naturally love visa holders. In fact they love anybody who was born beyond Eastern Africa. This is a free ticket to flying out of their country, taking selfies and filling our social media timelines in the name of having traveled ‘abroad’.
2. Hyped lies

Ironically most ladies actually know when Olamide is lying but they still choose to stick with him. they probably hope that one day his lies will translate to all those riches and travel plans he has been talking about.
3. Flashy

Chinedu owns a suit imported from Giorgio Armani headquarters in Italy although he lives in a Sh.15000 servants Quarter in Lavington. But who really cares about his two sufurias when he can show up in a chopper in your village. Omusakhulu on the other hand only owns one three buttoned oversize suit.
4. Talking big

Ikwechuku will promise you heaven and earth but hardly delivers and the ladies know it too. However, there is always that urge to hold on hoping that one day he will keep his word. Then again he is much better than Kamau who doesn’t even talk about prospects of buying a bicycle.
5. Some are loaded

Not every Nigerian man is a poser. Some of them actually have real jobs, real money and outlined ambitions. Who would choose a broke Kenyan man over a loaded Naija broda?
6. Carrot and stick tactics

Naija men can really treat a lady when they have the money but if you are planning to get on a long term plan with Obiajulu just be sure that you will pay for it at some point. A Nigerian man can pay your rent for a whole year but he will expect you to hold forte when things are thick.
7. Promise to take them to Nigeria

If the furthest a woman has traveled in her lifetime is Mombasa, to finally set foot in Lagos, a city she has been watching on Naija movies is a dream come true. Flying out to visit in-laws in Port Harcourt is gisty compared to taking a matatu to Gaichanjiru.
8. They have time

Time automatically translates to attention and that’s why they will notice that your tiny toe finger polish has chipped off. They are the same men who accompany their women to salons and wait for them to get their Peruvian weaves attached on their otherwise scanty natural hair. A Kenyan man doesn’t even know his wife’s best friend because he is rarely with her and when he is he automatically switches off because his woman is a nag.
9. Random gifts

A Naija broda can buy you a Range Rover mid January. Although you might have to sell it some time in future for survival purposes, you must admit that he actually tried.A Kenyan man will only get you a gift when they cheat on you.
10. Bravado

These are the same men who can fly to Europe without a shilling and still survive without being arrested. Women love the dash of danger which makes them imagine how adventurous they can get in bed. Kenyan men on the other hand can’t even go to shopping malls anymore because they are afraid of Alshabaab.
Copied from:herald.ng

“This was the same technique MMM used to scam South Africans” – SA man mocks Nigerians

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Reactions are coming in from South Africa.. People from South Africa are alleging that this is the same way MMM crashed in their country… and we couldn’t help but make a little research.

Find below a report by some media outlets in South Africa, the day MMM announced they were going on a break:

Controversial “donation platform” and alleged Ponzi scheme, MMM South Africa collapsed and rebooted amid what it calls a “media panic”.

In a notice posted to participants of the scheme after it happened, the group said that “persecution against MMM organized by the mass media” has provoked a panic which has forced the scheme to “start all over again”.

The group’s administration said that the scheme’s currency – “Mavros”, named after the scheme’s founder, convicted Russian fraudster, Sergey Mavrodi – had been frozen and were impossible to use.

The group blamed the collapse of the system on media reports and South African banks, which it alleges have hurt and robbed “millions” of people who were part of the MMM scheme.

The scheme said it has started over with a clean sweep, with a plan to compensate users for any Mavro funds which were frozen.

The “old” version of the Mavro currency will be ‘bought out’ through trades of the “new” version of the currency, where equal value would be paid out to participants over six months, using 10% of total trade – effectively placing a debt burden on all participants.

The notice popped up on participants’ dashboards over the weekend (1 May 2016), but was no longer appearing by Tuesday, according to users. The notice was captured and posted to social media:

Dear participants!

Unfortunately, the persecution against MMM organized by the mass media has provoked a panic. We have been working in South Africa for almost 2 years and we have millions of members. During all that time, we had no complaints and accusations from participants, everything was paid to everyone in time and in full amount, by 30% per month. We held charity events and helped children. We did a lot of useful things for people! Well, who was suffering from this?

The bankers and the adherents of the current unjust financial system. That is why they planned and brought all these crazy investigations and persecution in the mass media. “The only thing which prevents the investigation is the fact that non of the participants reported to the police”. If there are no complaints, and everybody is happy, then what is the investigation for? What is the subject? Did not they understand the consequences? Did not they understand that their irresponsible actions would hurt people? Millions of people! Well, try oppressing any bank, even the most reliable one, in the same way, and see what will happen tomorrow.

However, it is futile to explain that to them. MMM prevents banks from robbing people, that is the only reason why all this is happening. And nobody cares about people. If we managed to pay millions of participants 30% per month for two years (and would still be paying, if the mass media did not lie about MMM!), why do banks not do the same? Why do they offer only a few percents a year? Make your own conclusions. Thought everything is clear right now. You are simply robbed, we have always been saying it. The modern financial system is predatory by nature. It is not for ordinary people, it is for the bankers. Its purpose is financial slavery! And it achieves this purpose perfectly.

In general, in this situation, we have to start all over again. We have no choice. You can see on your own what is happening.

Hence,

1. The current (“old”) Mavros are frozen. Any operations with them are impossible.
2. With the development of the system, we will send 10% of the total inflow (of all the PHs) to pay for the “old” Mavro. According to the experience of other countries, we can definitely say that in the normal course of events, all the old Mavro debts will be paid off in about six months.
3. “New” Mavros (Mavro bought from the moment of this announcement) are introduced. You can use them on a common basis: to ‘acquire’ and ‘withdraw’ them at any time.

All of this, of course, is not very nice, but it’s not the end of the world. We will quickly pay off “old” Mavro debts, no doubt about it. You just have to wait. (And anyway, you can thank your precious media and banks for this “gift”!). The best thing you can do is just to start participating again, that is all. And you will quickly return everything, even with a benefit. Moreover, now is the most favorable time to participate and invite: in fact, everything starts from the beginning. So do not miss your chance! :-))

We hope for your understanding, Administration.

Some reactions from South Africa:

Mmm is happy to scam nigeria people to pay other nigeria in mmm because nigeria people re very stubborn desperate the warning but many still invest in mmm.

U can cry ooo but don’t commit succeed.. It your risk n your faults.. No one to blame. Greed people only join mmm


LOL u should have learned from your brothers and sisters here in south africa , our old mavro maoney is gone as we speak and MMM is at silence as we speak so watch out for this ponzi schemes i have also learned my lesson here in south africa but atleast is not to much money that i lost

Some reactions from Nigerians:

Why do people take interest in others downfall? Why should we pray for others to for misfortunes? Am not an MMM participant, i don’t pray for its crash because, i have seen a lot lives been turns around for good by MMM.Googluck to all…


MMM crash ke? guys wey go carry stroke dis dec go yapa ehn nd Very soon we will start seeing love stories like, We first met on MMM,they Paired us both but she kept on asking for extension which I did.But I noticed she had a nice voice.I then checked WhatsApp,her pic was so dope and we started from there and here we are today.


I got helped this morning and was matched with someone to pay me. Una go crash before mmm crash


The trust is , what happened now is because every one wants to get their money back because of the holiday and not put money. So there is no way it will not affect the system. So the pause mode is to reduce the pressure to take money


Freeze / block na dem sabi. But all I knw is that this their Moku Mogbe Modaran (MMM) of a tin am not interested. Pennywise (sogun di ogoju) don teach me lesson.but me I will keep on warning my people cos this kind thing is real in Abroad but Nijaaaaaaaa! Guys e ja ara yin.Na starting dem get but d finishing………it is well


What I don’t understand is why they won’t announce the freezing to their participants before now, making people say lots of different things. Now even some bastards are making emphasis on how cbn has been warning people about the scheme without them giving any reasoning about who cbn epp, what has the government at large been doing for its citizens? Why won’t people take risks when all we do is work daily without payment, when people are dying of hunger and the so called government are living large buying exotic cars and building mansion everyday without doing no good for the people….. Now people are saying the scheme has crashed? Wow🙊🙊🙊tho am not a participant but then I don’t wish it so. Have heard people say Carpenters should start making lots of coffins because when something like this is gonna happen, people go just dey fall die and die for roadside……And have also heard another meaning given to the so called mmm, people say it’s wen it crashes that the people will understand its true meaning(moku mogbe modaran) God help us….


Come to think of it. The month self don almost finish. Christmas is next week So time fly’s, In no time it will be over. The only people I have concern for is those that


Lazy people. You sleep at home all day and want your money to grow and yet you want Nigeria to be great. This is exactly what Trump said about you guys. I mean you guys. Not the wise ones.. Imagine how great the world would be if everybody gets to invest solely on mmm. Be wise.

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RYKER’S RIDE 2016

Ryker’s ride aims to raise awareness and funds for Orphaned, Abandoned, Special needs and Street Children in West Africa.

We believe that the only difference between a child that’s successful and has a meaningful future and the child that does not is the opportunities that they have been given. It is that opportunity the we strive to give the children whose lives we are able to touch.

RYKER’S RIDE-WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT AND HOW IT BEGAN.

Paul “Ryker” Lawson, a biker and an Engineer, had travelled severally within the West African sub region and noticed the plight of many children on the streets and realised that he needed to do something to help.

He had a dream of the African Biker Nation rallying together in the support of less privileged children

The concept of Ryker’s Ride was formed as a Biker fundraising and awareness ride that unites the African Biker Nation to support and highlight the work of children’s charities and also highlight the plight and educational needs of the less privileged child.

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In October 2015, two experienced and passionate motorcyclists left Nigeria for Dakar Senegal with an aim of raising funds and awareness for the SOS Children’s villages in West Africa. The team successfully rode to and from Dakar Senegal visiting SOS villages and other children’s charities along the route.

Having successfully undertaken the 2015 ride, Ryker will now be joined by seven riders who have undertaken a new challenge; to ride from Nigeria around the whole of West Africa into Europe and back to raise funds and awareness for orphaned abandoned and street children in West Africa.

RYKER’S RIDE BEYOND BORDERS 2016

Ryker’s ride Out of Africa, heading out 25th September 2016 plans to go from  Nigeria into  Benin, Togo, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Sierra Leone , Guinea, Guinea Bissau, The Gambia, Senegal, Mauritania, Morocco, Spain, France, UK, France, Spain Morocco, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Benin and then back into Nigeria a distance of about 20000miles in all, over a 64 day period stopping to visit orphanages and Children’s Charity Homes along the route and visiting the SOS headquarters in the UK promises to be a charity Adventure of life changing proportions.

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