Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Micheal Phelps ‘sorry’ for driving under influence.

Micheal Phelps the American Olympic legend with 22 medals as most decorated Olympian seem to have extended his speed in water to the motor highway. The swimmer was on Tuesday stopped in Baltimore in the states while driving and over speeding at 84 mph (135km/h) in a 45mph driving zone. Phelps 29, according to Police could not pass sobriety test meaning he was behind wheels under the influence. 
He later apologized on twitter saying "Earlier this morning, I was arrested and charged with DUI, excessive speeding and crossing double lane lines," Phelps said in a statement. "I understand the severity of my actions and take full responsibility. I know these words may not mean much right now but I am deeply sorry to everyone I have let down."

Phelps was once charged for driving under the influence in Maryland in 2004.

First Ebola case reported in the US.

The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention have announced the first case of Ebola in the United States on Tuesdays 30th 2014. It is understood that the patient is being treated in a hospital in Dallas. Texas Health Presbyterian stated late on Monday 29th October 2014 that it had admitted a patient into strict isolation "based on the patient’s symptoms and recent travel history."The report also said that the patient recently returned to Dallas after a travel to Liberia,West Africa.

CPD have confirmed that the standard hospital infection control measure should help curb the spread of the virus.

Monday, 29 September 2014

Kimetto breaks marathon world record.

A 30 year old Kenyan, Dennis Kimetto has broken the marathon world record in Berlin. He distinguished himself by finishing the race in two hours two minutes and fifty seven seconds leaving behind a team of seven men including his fellow Kenyan Emmanuel Mutai. In response to the reporters, he said “I feel good because I won a very tough race,” and “I felt good from the start and in the last five kilometres I felt I could do it [break the record].”

'Baldy' the bald hedgehog

Baldy (Picture: Caters)

This hedgehog may not have a cause to go back to the wild as he was discovered to have a rare condition with his skin. He has no spikes as the usual hedgehogs do and his carers at the Hessilhead Wildlife Rescue Centre in Ayrshire, Scotland says Baldy is ‘confident and healthy’ despite his condition. Although it seems the weather has been a lot helpful since it has been warm. Baldy’s sensitive and dry skin is treated daily with tea tree oil and the Rescue Centre is hopefully going to keep him throughout the winter for better care.

Below is another picture of Baldy with a fully spiked hedgehog.

Baldy(right) and a normal hedgehog (Picture: Caters)

Cursive Writing: Still a trend?

I remember back in the days when I receive a letter from my grandmother, it was purely written in cursive handwriting. It fascinated me how she could twist and turn alphabets around in such designs. Hoping and wishing to learn the craft someday because to me it’s a sign of adulthood. I think in my Nan’s generation, it must have been the only way they knew how to write.

What we have now is an era of very legible stand-alone writings and not cursive. The emergence of different fonts on computers has switched the craft for the easy way out. The only time you see cursive writings are on certificates made for special occasion and events.

 I wonder what happened to the act of learning handwriting in schools? 

SEX: Consent is?

(Image: soc.ucsb.edu)
Cambridge University according to The Guardian, UK report is organizing compulsory sexual consent workshop for freshers of the University.

The University will be doing this for the first time in its 800-years of existence. The workshops will state "Consent is active and willing participation in sexual activity. It means that both parties had the freedom and capacity to make choice."

What is Consent to you?

Underwater Hotel opens in Dubai in 2015

(Image: deep-ocean-technology.com)
Unconventional fun-seekers should make a note in their holiday planners as Water Discus Hotel, a new dimension in lodging, ten metres under sea level is to be built in Dubai and open to occupiers in 2015. The Hotel will feature 21 rooms, underwater diving centre and a bar for maximum enjoyment of lodgers.
Dubai and pace-setting!, the country’s spirit is so inspirational, constantly challenging ‘impossible’.

May be I should make a note in my planner as well, but will first need to book for swimming classes. 

Sunday, 28 September 2014


Blackberry Limited, the global mobile telecommunication giant that repositioned the industry in 1999 with introduction of Blackberry devices is at it again.
The mobile giant unsettled the Instant Messages landscape with the introduction of BBM – Blackberry Messenger solely for her devices and as a result gained a huge share of global Smartphone market.
Sooner than later the BBM bug caught-up with Nigerians and owning a Blackberry devices became the measure of status and affluence in the country,  most especially among ladies. To therefore be called a Blackberry babe denotes instant 'arrival'. The rave then led to production of a film by Nollywood called - Blackberry Babes.

CEO Dad quits.

A high flying investment firm mogul Mohammed El-Erian has left his job as CEO of Pimco. El-Erian recounted how his 10 year old daughter listed out the things which he has missed out in her life due to his busy working life. 

In his words ‘It was a list she had compiled of her important events that I had missed due to work commitments. Talk about a wake-up call. The list included 22 items, from her first day at school and first soccer match of the season to a parent-teacher meeting and a Halloween parade.’ 

These were inherent issues the daughter had put together as they are important. El-Erian confirms that his high flying career has made him miss out in his daughters life and hopes to make up for the time while he takes up part time roles for flexibility and less travel. According to him, this would also enable him have experience of the little and big moments that make up each day.

I don't blame the poor girl...Time lost can never be regained!.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Yayyyy!!! Bill and Hilary Clinton are grandparents!!

Former US President Bill Clinton and his wife Hilary have welcomed their first grandchild. Chelsea an only child , gave birth to a baby girl yesterday 26th September 2014.The proud parents have named the baby Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky. The joyous grandparents have said they ‘couldn’t be happier’ and they were ‘over the moon’.

Below is a picture of Chelsea holding their baby and her husband Marc Mezvinsky standing behind her.

Question for men reading this post.

How much of your woman do you really know?...How well do you understand her?..Can you read her mind all the time?...Can you guess what she is thinking or up to?..Do you know her intent?.Can you trust or vouch for her especially in most things that bind you together as husband and wife, boyfriend and girlfriend, colleague or just platonic friends?

This picture just brings a lot of questions and answers to my mind while I reel with laughter.

From Britney to Duchess of Cambridge

Britney Spears has revealed that she would love the Duchess of Cambridge to be an advocate for her newly launched lingerie brand. The singer 32, stated that ‘I want to send her one in every piece so she will have plenty to choose from’ at the collection’s European launch in London on the 24th of September 2014.

I think Kate Middleton is the luckiest woman on earth!! 

Posh open first store in London

Victoria Beckham popularly called 'Posh' opens a three-store art gallery–like flagship store at Dover Street in Mayfair, London. The opening witnessed scores of shoppers queuing up to gain access into the 6,000 sq ft store. Among the early callers were her parents, sibling and the man himself – David.
The designer who was not at the opening but in United Nation, New York for her appointment as goodwill ambassador in the fight against Aids disclosed her store is boyfriend and husband friendly. Please hear her ‘I’m lucky because David buys me clothes sometimes and I wanted to make sure the men were going to be looked after as well as the women.

Do you have a David in your man? Or would you want a David in him or I should just hope our men can emulate the retired footballer?

Friday, 26 September 2014

Ever been a scapegoat???

I remember back in days as a child, looking at your sibling, friend, playmate or school mate being reprimanded was one of the nightmares you don’t want to have ...You would struggle with a feeling of guilt tied to it, the shame you’d feel and the fact that it would be carried forward to other people who weren't present as at the time of happening, in as much as you have not been given the opportunity to explain your own side of the story was another.

I remember a day back in Primary school, I dashed out on the stern warning that those who failed to come to the assembly with their Hymn book should present themselves..I did in all honesty and as the instruction was made..I later felt worse for being shown as the disobedient pupil who chose not come to school with hers despite all reminders before the close of school the previous day...

One of those times I guess.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Welcome Aboard

This is it!!! I have finally summoned the courage to bring up something. To write or not to write? Procrastination almost found a plot of land to build house in my mind...

Tomorrow...Tomorrow has finally ended... I broke the jinx today!!! So here we are... 

I would be putting my thoughts, wishful thinking and the best of everything I can lay my hands on into writing for your readership... 

Hoping you will all make this journey a wonderful one with me as you comment, criticize and applaud all the contributions on this blog.

Once again, welcome on board.

The Duchess, XXX

It's a new world...

...Simply refreshing!