11 Oct 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo claimed he and Kathryn Mayorga returned to the club together after sex

Kathryn Mayorga, 34, says she left Ronaldo’s Las Vegas penthouse suite in June 2009 to drive to a hospital – but ended up going home instead.
Portuguese paper Correio da Manha said today: “The version of CR7 is different: after [sex] he and Mayorga returned to Rain nightclub and spent several hours together.”
Lawyers for the Juventus footballer, 33, want to obtain CCTV footage from Rain at the Palms Hotel.
A source said: “Any CCTV that showed Cristiano with Mayorga in the club after visiting his room would
sup­­port his version.”
But chances are slim as Rain closed in 2012.
Meanwhile, lawyer Peter S Christiansen said Ronaldo will “no longer stand silent”.
Citing a mutual release agreed with Mayorga in 2010, he said: “Given the breach and the inflammatory accusations, [he] feels compelled to no longer stand silent. [He] vehemently denies all allegations.”
He added that Ronaldo made the 2010 agreement to thwart any bids “to destroy a reputation built upon hard work,
athleticism and honour”.
Ronaldo "vehemently denies all accusations" made against him by Mayorga, who has has filed a lawsuit against the 33-year-old claiming he raped her in a Las Vegas hotel in 2009 before sending a team of 'fixers' to obstruct the criminal investigation and trick her into keeping quiet for $375,00 (£268,000).

2018 World's Most Powerful Passport Ranking Revealed

Japan passport holders will find it easier than ever to travel the world, as their travel documents have just moved up in the global Henley Passport Index to take the top spot.
The Henley Passport Index is a ranking of all of the passports in the world based on the number of countries their holders can travel to visa-free.
Until now Japan had been sharing joint first place with Singapore, which gained visa-free access to Uzbekistan earlier this year bringing its total to 189 countries.
However, earlier this month Japan gained visa-free access to Myanmar bringing its total to 190 - once again taking it to the top spot.
It's still a milestone for both Japan and Singapore, as 2018 is the first year in the index's 13-year history that either of them has had the most powerful passport in the world.
Both are way ahead of the UK and US which share fifth place with Portugal, the Netherlands, Austria and Luxembourg - but it's worth noting that the top four spots are shared by 10 countries.
Experts had previously revealed that the UK ranking is unlikely to increase until there is certainty regarding Brexit.

Full Henley Passport Index 2018

  1. Japan (190 countries)
  2. Singapore (189 countries)
  3. Germany, France, South Korea (188 countries)
  4. Denmark, Finland, Italy, Sweden, Spain (187 countries)
  5. Norway, UK, Austria, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, USA (186 countries)
  6. Belgium, Switzerland, Ireland, Canada (185 countries)
  7. Australia, Greece, Malta (183 countries)
  8. New Zealand, Czech Republic (182 countries)
  9. Iceland (181 countries)
  10. Hungary, Slovenia, Malyasia (180 countries)
  11. Slovakia, Latvia, Lithuania (179 countries)
  12. Liechtenstein, Estonia (178 countries)
  13. Poland (175 countries)
  14. Monaco, Chile (174 countries)
  15. Cyprus (173 countries)
  16. Brazil (171 countries)
  17. Argentina, Hong Kong (170 countries)
  18. Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania (169 countries)
  19. Andorra, San Marino (168 countries)
  20. Brunei (165 countries)
  21. Israel, Barbados, UAE (161 countries)
  22. Mexico (158 countries)
  23. Bahamas (155 countries)
  24. Uruguay (154 countries)
  25. Seychelles (152 countries)
  26. St Kitts & Nevis (151 countries)
  27. Antigua (150 countries)
  28. Costa Rica (149 countries)
  29. Vatican City, Taiwan (148 countries)
  30. Trinidad and Tobago (147 countries)
  31. Mauritius, St Lucia (146 countries)
  32. St Vincent and the Grenadines (145 countries)
  33. Macao, Grenada (144 countries)
  34. Paraguay (143 countries)
  35. Panama (141 countries)
  36. Venezulea, Honduras (138 countries)
  37. Dominica, Guatemala, El Savador (137 countries)
  38. Peru (135 countries)
  39. Serbia, Solomon Islands (130 countries)
  40. Samoa, Vanuatu (129 countries)
  41. Nicaragua, Ukraine (128 countries)
  42. Colombia, Tuvalu (127 countries)
  43. Macedonia (125 countries)
  44. Marshall Islands, Tonga (124 countries)
  45. Kiribati, Montenegro (123 countries)
  46. Micronesia, Moldova (122 countries)
  47. Russia, Palau Islands (119 countries)
  48. Bosnia and Herzegovina (118 countries)
  49. Albania (114 countries)
  50. Georgia (112 countries)
  51. Turkey (111 countries)
  52. South Africa (102 countries)
  53. Belize (101 countries)
  54. Timor-Leste (98 countries)
  55. Ecuador, Kuwait (93 countries)
  56. Fiji (90 countries)
  57. Guyana (88 countries)
  58. Maldives (87 countries)
  59. Nauru (86 countries)
  60. Qatar (85 countries)
  61. Jamaica (84 countries)
  62. Papua New Guinea (83 countries)
  63. Botswana (82 countries)
  64. Bahrain (81 countries)
  65. Suriname (80 countries)
  66. Bolivia (79 countries)
  67. Oman (78 countries)
  68. Belarus, Thailand (77 countries)
  69. Namibia, Kazakhstan (76 countries)
  70. Saudi Arabia (75 countries)
  71. Lesotho, China (74 countries)
  72. Indonesia (73 countries)
  73. Swaziland, Kenya, Malawi (71 countries)
  74. Gambia, Tanzania, Zambia (68 countries)
  75. Tunisia, Azerbaijan, Philippines, Dominican Republic (66 countries)
  76. Cape Verde, Cuba (65 countries)
  77. Uganda, Zimbabwe (64 countries)
  78. Ghana, Kyrgyzstan (63 countries)
  79. Sierra Leone (62 countries)
  80. Armenia, Benin, Morocco, Mongolia (61 countries)
  81. India (60 countries)
  82. Uzbekistan (59 countries)
  83. Sao Tome, Mauritania, Mozambique, Tajikistan (58 countries)
  84. Burkina Faso (57 countries)
  85. Senegal, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea (56 countries)
  86. Mali, Gabon, Bhutan (55 countries)
  87. Togo, Niger, Cambodia, Rwanda (54 countries)
  88. Chad, Madagascar, Guinea-Bissau, Turkmenistan (53 countries)
  89. Comores Islands, Equatorial Guinea, Haiti, Laos (52 countries)
  90. Vietnam (51 countries)
  91. Algeria, Jordan (50 countries)
  92. Central African Republic, Angola, Egypt (49 countries)
  93. Cameroon, Myanmar (48 countries)
  94. Liberia, Nigeria, Congo (Republic) (47 countries)
  95. Burundi (46 countries)
  96. Djibouti (45 countries)
  97. Kosovo (44 countries)
  98. Congo (Democratic Republic), Iran (43 countries)
  99. Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, North Korea (42 countries)
  100. South Sudan, Bangladesh, Lebanon, Libya (41 countries)
  101. Nepal (40 countries)
  102. Sudan, Eritrea, Palestinian Territory (39 countries)
  103. Yemen (37 countries)
  104. Pakistan (33 countries)
  105. Somalia, Syria (32 countries)
  106. Iraq, Afghanistan (30 countries)

9 Oct 2018

10 Innocent Everyday Habits that Actually Ruin Your Health

There are number of seemingly innocent habits that actually can have some pretty negative health effects, and many of us do these.
Here are 10 bad habits that you should be aware of - and how you can cut them out...

Checking emails at night

Many of us do it, but constantly monitoring office messages while at home is bad for your wellbeing.
Researchers at Lehigh and Colorado State universities in the US found that those who checked work emails while off-duty experienced the greatest stress and reported the lowest scores for ­wellbeing.
Worse still, the impact spilled over to others at home, making their partners more stressed too.
Fix it: Set a 6pm cut-off time for looking at emails. If your job really requires it, set up rotas to ensure each member of staff gets some evenings off.

Not washing salad

Few of us bother to wash bagged salad leaves before we tuck in, but even if the packet says “prewashed” we could be risking E. coli or salmonella.
Bacteria in tiny soil traces found on imported rocket leaves caused 153 cases of E.coli in 2016 – including two deaths.
A study by Imperial College London showed harmful bacteria, often from contaminated manure, can grip salad leaves with microscopic hooks, making them hard to shift without a very ­thorough hand wash.
Fix it: Wash all salad leaves – and other veg – carefully in a bowl of still water with a few drops of white wine or cider vinegar to act as a natural disinfectant.

Sitting down cross-legged

Crossing your legs at the knees while sitting is a comfy position for many. But it can temporarily raise your blood pressure by 10%, says a study in journal Blood Pressure Monitoring.
Crossed legs can also put stress on your hip joints and “can cause pooling of blood in the legs when the veins are compressed, which could increase your risk of a blood clot,” says cardiologist and author of The Great Cholesterol Myth, Dr Stephen Sinatra.
■ Fix it: Train yourself to cross your legs at your ankles which won’t compress veins.

Squeezing spots

It might be tempting to squeeze a spot, but dermatologists say it could result in a scar and, if you’re really unlucky, a life-threatening infection!
This is because popping a pimple opens the skin and bacteria from your fingers can enter the bloodstream.
US dermatologist Dr Jeremy Brauer says this is concerning if it’s in the area known as “the danger triangle” – the skin from the corners of your mouth to the bridge of your nose. Blood vessels here drain to the base of your brain, where infection can spark paralysis, blindness or death.
Fix it: Don’t squeeze. But if you really can’t resist, wash your face and hands thoroughly, then wrap tissue around each forefinger to protect the skin as you apply pressure. Then disinfect the area with a drop of TCP.

Toasting bread on the high setting

When starchy foods such as bread are cooked for too long at high temperatures, it produces acrylamide.
This chemical compound is cancer-causing, says the World Health Organization, and the UK’s Food Standards Agency believes we eat too much of it.
■ Fix it: Until more research is completed, the FSA suggests limiting the amount of acrylamide you consume, which means cutting down on fried and baked foods such as biscuits, crisps and chips – and toasting bread only to “the lightest colour acceptable”.

Wearing sunblock every day

We’ve been told for years that wearing sunscreen is vital and many of us apply it daily to our faces.
But now it seems a total block could rob your body of vitamin D, which could put you at higher risk of osteoporosis and heart disease. This is because vitamin D is created by the action of sunlight on bare skin.
■ Fix it: Allow around 30 minutes of suncream-free exposure daily, while the sun is not too hot, to stimulate vitamin D production. The Government also recommends taking a vitamin D supplement over the winter months. Try: Better You DLux3000 (£7.99,

Drinking hot tea and coffee

People who drink very hot liquid may increase their risk of oesophageal cancer according to a probe by the World Health Organization.
It’s thought scalding temperatures can damage the skin cells lining the oesophagus.
Fix it: Let your hot drinks cool.

Using hand dryers

A study found some hand dryers in public toilets can suck up faecal germs from the bathroom air and blow it back on to your clean hands.
■ Fix it: Grab a paper towel or loo roll to dry your hands. Better still, carry hand sanitiser gel – such as Cuticura Moisture Hand Gel (£1.55, Boots) – to use instead when out and about.

Saturday lie-ins

Snoozing at the weekend as a strategy to catch up on lost shut-eye seems to make sense. But it can make you struggle to sleep that night, causing exhaustion and overeating.
This is because lie-ins disrupt your normal circadian rhythm – the 24-hour body clock that governs basic functions, from when we wake up and sleep, to when we feel hungry.
The body can crave unhealthy foods as it tries to ­compensate for depleted reserves.
Fix it: Wake up and go to sleep at roughly the same time every day.

Brushing teeth too hard

Twice a day for two minutes is vital for healthy teeth, but brushing too vigorously can cause harm. Not only can it damage tooth enamel, making teeth more susceptible to decay, it can also wear your gums away.
This can leave the roots of your teeth exposed, causing sensitivity and increasing the risk of gum disease.
■ Fix it: Pick a brush with medium bristles – too firm can wear the gums, but too soft and it won’t remove all the plaque and food debris properly.
Dentist Dr Reena Wadia also advises “holding your toothbrush with a gentle ‘pen’ grip, using your wrist rather than your whole arm”.
Or you could simply switch to an electric brush that requires less pressure, plus many now have a sensor which beeps if you’re pressing too hard.

5 Oct 2018

Effective Tips To Kill Depression

Depression (major depressive disorder) is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Fortunately, it is also treatable. Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed.

Being lonely is a normal part of our everyday lives.  We get sad when we fail in our exams, when we're rejected by the person we love, or when someone very close to us passes away.  Depression, however, could be more fatal than just plain loneliness.  It could render life-long consequences that could ruin your self-esteem, health, and well-being.

Here are some superb tips to conquer the melancholy mood and get the most bliss out of your daily activities.

Get Enough Light and Sunshine

Lack of exposure to sunlight is responsible for the secretion of the hormone melatonin, which could trigger a dispirited mood and a lethargic condition.

Melatonin is only produced in the dark.  It lowers the body temperature and makes you feel sluggish.  If you are always cooped up in your room (with the curtains closed), it would be difficult to restrain yourself from staying in bed. 

This is the reason why many people are suffering from depression much more often in winter than in the other seasons.  It's because the nights are longer.

If you can't afford to get some sunshine, you can always lighten up your room with brighter lights. Have lunch outside the office.  Take frequent walks instead of driving your car over short distances.

  Get Busy

You'll be more likely to overcome any feeling of depression if you are too busy to notice it.  Live a life full of inspired activities.

Do the things you love.  If you're a little short on cash, you could engage in simple stuffs like taking a leisurely stroll in the park, playing sports, reading books, or engaging in any activity that you have passion for and would love to pursue.

Set a goal - a meaningful purpose in life.  No matter how difficult or discouraging life can be,
remain firm and have an unshakable belief that you are capable of doing anything you desire.  With this kind of positive attitude, you will attain a cheerful disposition to beat the blues.                                                                                  

Take a Break

I mean it.  

Listen to soothing music.  Soak in a nice warm bath.  Ask one of your close friends to massage 
you.  Take a break from your stressful workload and spend the day just goofing around.  In other words, have fun.

Eat Right and Stay Fit

Avoid foods with lots of sugar, caffeine, or alcohol.  Sugar and caffeine may give you a brief moment of energy; but they would later bring about anxiety , tension, and internal problems.  Alcohol is a depressant.  Many people would drink alcohol to "forget their problems." They're just aggravating their conditions in the process.  

Exercising regularly is a vital depression buster because it allows your body to produce more  endorphins than usual.  Endorphins are sometimes called "the happy chemicals" because of their stress-reducing and happiness-inducing properties.  

Get a Social Life. 

No man is an island. Your circle of friends are there to give you moral support. Spending time and engaging in worthwhile activities with them could give you a very satisfying feeling.  Nothing feels better than having group support.

Never underestimate the power of touch.  Doesn't it feel so good when someone pats you on the back and gives you words of encouragement during your most challenging times?  Hug or embrace someone today.  You'll never know when you have saved another life.

Get intimate.  Establish close ties with your family and friends.  The love and care expressed by others could tremendously boost your immune system and fend off illnesses.  Best of all, you'll live a more secured and happy life.

Footage has emerged of Cristiano Ronaldo and Kathryn Mayorga dancing in the nightlcub hours before alleged attack

A video of Cristiano Ronaldo and rape accuser Kathryn Mayorga dancing in a nightclub has surfaced hours before he's alleged to have attacked her in a hotel next door.
The Juventus superstar is spotted on mobile phone footage with the American in the Rain nightclub at the Palms Hotel and Casino.
The recording in 2009 on the night of the alleged rape took place before Ms Mayorga claims the Portuguese footballer attacked her in his penthouse suite.
Ms Mayorga then worked as an in-house nightclub dancer and is filmed dancing and sharing jokes with the former Real Madrid and Manchester United star.
However, Ms Mayorga - who is now a teacher - claims Ronaldo later attacked her in the penthouse suite of the Palms Casino Resort before allegedly apologising and saying he is 'usually a gentleman'.
Former Manchester United player Ronaldo, 33, denies any wrongdoing.
Ms Mayorga is suing Ronaldo to overturn a non-disclosure agreement she signed after the alleged incident.
She described the accusation as rape in her interview with Der Spiegel, though the legal papers have labelled the allegation as sexual assault claims.
The Portuguese star issued a statement on social media on Wednesday to 'clear his name' and deny the accusation of rape.
"I firmly deny the accusations being issued against me. Rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything that I am and believe in," Ronaldo said.
"Keen as I may be to clear my name, I refuse to feed the media spectacle created by people seeking to promote themselves at my expense.
"My clear conscious will thereby allow me to await with tranquillity the results of any and all investigations."
Mayorga, 34, alleges the footballer then dispatched a team of "fixers" to obstruct the criminal investigation and trick her into keeping quiet for $375,00 (£268,000).
The lawsuit says Ms Mayorga asked police last month to reopen the criminal case.
Las Vegas police confirmed on Monday that they have reopened a sexual assault case from 2009 .

Melania Trump's Secret Service agent panics after she is nearly knocked over by a baby elephant

First Lady Melania Trump is currently on her first international trip without her husband Donald.
But being the wife of the President of the United States comes with its risks and she is required to travel with protection in the form of Secret Service agents.
However, it seems some of them are a bit too protective of the 48-year-old former model.
Melania was visiting the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi, Kenya, today when a Secret Service agent - wearing those trademark sunglasses - suddenly rushed forward to grab the First Lady.
Photographs show him looking pretty panic-stricken, while Melania remains fairly calm and takes a slight step backwards.

Who was this attacker? An adorable baby elephant.
Although the photos might suggest Melania was in danger at the elephant orphanage, she was reportedly smiling more than ever.
CNN White House reporter Kate Bennett, who witnessed the 'attack', tweeted: "I have covered [ Melania Trump ] for almost two years and have never seen her smile and laugh more than she is now with these baby elephants."

Melania also took a tour of the site of an ivory burn - mounds of ivory ash set up to discourage poachers - and saw impala, zebras and giraffes along the way.

4 Oct 2018

Tupac Shakur is alive and living his very best life in Asia, claims Suge Knight's son

Tupac Shakur is alive and well and living in Malaysia according to the son of Death Row Records boss Suge Knight, who was with him when he got shot.
Suge J. Knight made the sensational claims on Instagram, suggesting the fatal shooting outside a Las Vegas nightclub on September 7, 1996, was faked.
"Tupac is alive... he never left us," he wrote whilst sharing images of a man looking like an older Tupac hugging a present day Beyonce and 50 Cent.
He also shared footage of a man resembling the late rapper filmed in Malaysia before claiming a shadowy organisation is seeking to silence his claims.

Sharing a sinister direct message which read, "You said to much. Time for you to go," he replied, "The truth will be out and I'm not going anywhere."
They’ll be after me soon smh," he told fans, insisting, "I'm not on drugs."
He then uploaded a video claiming someone was following him and posted, "Beware of fake accounts. Their job is to distract you. The Illuminati are all about power. This is why you see powerful names getting locked up."
Conspiracy theorists believe that world events are controlled by the the Illuminati - a supposed secret society.
However, Tupac was gunned down in a car next to Suge J's father in an act of gang retaliation, a Los Angeles Police department source told People last year.
Knight's links to the Mob Piru gang made him and Tupac a target for rival gang the Compton Crips, according to the source.
Furthermore, Tupac is said to have clashed with Crips member Orlando Anderson at the MGM Grand Casino earlier that day.
"It was simple retaliation: you mess with one of ours, we will mess with one of yours. If Orlando had never been jumped in the hotel, they never would have killed Tupac that night," the source said.

Aged just 25, Tupac was shot four times - twice in the chest, once in the arm and once in the thigh - as he pulled up outside Las Vegas' Club 662 in a black BMW owned by Suge Knight.

Despite being placed in a drug-induced coma, he died from internal bleeding in hospital six days later.
But Knight - who is serving 28 years for hitting two people with his car in Compton, killing one - recently revealed he doesn't believe Tupac is dead either.

"When Pac died… if he really did, you know?” he said on 2017 documentary Who Shot Biggie & Tupac.
Explaining himself, he continued: "I mean, when I left that hospital, me and Pac were laughing and joking."
"So I don’t see how somebody can turn from doing well, to doing bad,” Suge said.

Asked point blank if he thinks Tupac is still alive, Suge then responds: "I’m gonna tell you that with Pac, you never know."

Dad spent £28,000 on his artwork- I'm fed up with people mocking me in the street

A dad has spent £28,000 covering almost his entire body with tattoos - including his eyelids - but he’s fed up of strangers mocking him in the street.
Chris Dalzell, 33, has racked up a staggering 600 tattoos since he got his first one when he was 16.
The chef says when he finds a bare patch of skin in the shower, he gets it covered as soon as possible - and he wants to get his genitals tattooed.
But he admits that his face tattoos - which he started getting done in 2016 - have left him open to ridicule and he often hears people say “look at the state of his face”.
However Chris, from Bangor, Co Down in Northern Ireland, doesn’t regret any of his artwork - in fact he’s booked in for another six hour session next week.
He wants to get every inch of himself covered in tattoos including his eyeballs, the soles of his feet and his even his penis.
It comes despite his eyelids swelling up so much when he got them tattooed that he was ‘blind’ for three days.
Chris said: “I’ve always wanted to be covered in tattoos.”

“I never considered how other people would perceive me. I’m fascinated with the pain of tattoos and the different levels of pain.
“For example I got my eyelids tattooed - and I was blind for three days. People are so blatant about [criticising me].
“I walk down the street now and they don’t even wait for me to walk past, they’ll just openly say ‘look at the state of his face’.
“The impression was, if you had tattoos it was gang-related. Especially in Northern Ireland where gangs are associated with terrible violence.
“Just because I’m covered head to toe in tattoos it doesn’t mean I’m in any way a violent person.

“Sometimes people will come up and speak to me - by the time we’ve finished they’ll say ‘I was completely wrong about you.”
Chris says he has had 48 hours of tattooing on his face alone, 120 hours on each arm and an excruciating 160 hours on his left leg.
His first tattoo was tribal skull design but the ‘turning point’ was when he had a skull inked across his face.
“Once you go to the face it does completely change the way you look,” he said.
“But I still feel the same as I did before I had it done. I forget I have the tattoos on my face. I’m the same person inside.”
Chris said he never expected his tattoos would make him such a target for judgement.

“It never even crossed my mind,” he said.
“I didn’t think about how people would react. If I’d sat down and thought about it I might have done it differently.
“It was what I wanted to do, I just didn’t think about what other people thought.”
However Chris doesn’t regret any of his artwork - in fact he’s booked in for another six hour session next week.
He says the most painful of all his tattoos was his eyelids, in after which he was blind for three days.
“I drove to get them done,” Chris explained.
“I got out of the tattoo shop and I was completely blind. I walked into a lamp post on the way home. I couldn’t find my way to the car. I was stranded in Belfast for four hours until my partner came to get me.

“It was scary being blind, putting frozen cucumbers and ice packs on my eyes.”
Despite the ordeal Chris says he wants to get his eyelids tattooed again.
“I enjoy the pain,” he explained.
He said that he finds peace when he’s under the needle.
“My daughter has had health problems. At the time getting tattoos was almost a coping mechanism,” he said.
“She was going through such pain in hospital. I’d go into the tattoo shop and say, ‘what’s the most painful place to get tattooed?’ and they’d say the face so I’d say, ‘give me that then’.
“It sounds silly but I felt like I was taking a bit of pain away from her because I was inflicting it on myself.”

“Its not self harm. I love it - it’s art and when she gets better I’ll go on getting tattoos.”
The only thing that could ever stop Chris’ tattoo habit is love for the kids.
“As the kids grow up, if my tattoos ever affect their life I’ll get them all laser removed. It’s something I wanted to do for myself but if they didn’t like me doing it I would go to the extreme of getting every single tattoo removed.”
But that doesn’t seem likely, Chris says his two-year-old daughter likes to colour-in his few remaining bare patches of skin with felt-tip pens.
“Jamie, he’s seven - he was four when I started getting tattoos - he’d love seeing my new tattoos. I even got one of the Hulk because he loves it.”
So what’s next? Chris says he won’t be happy until every inch of his body is covered: eyeballs, soles of feet, hands and even his privates.
“If I want to get my privates done I’ll have to go to England. Here in Northern Ireland they won’t touch it, he said.
“I want to one-day look in the mirror and not see any skin.”
While Chris accepts his ink marks him out as different, he says he doesn’t want to be exhibited like a freak.
He explained: “I’ve had offers to go on TV, on Jeremy Kyle and Judge Rinder but they just wanted to exploit me.
Chris says he wants to share his message with the world on his own terms - that it’s OK to be different.
“I just want to be treated like a person,” he said.

“It has affected me. I work as a chef, I have done ever since I was 14 - I’ve even done a bit of work with Jamie Oliver.
“I give CVs to people and they’ll call up and invite me for a trial shift. And I always reiterate, ‘I am covered with tattoos’ and they’ll say ‘oh, actually we have other candidates’.
He says even having a mean out with his girlfriend can be a struggle because of the judgement he faces.
“Restaurants have stopped me eating in the past.” he said.

“They say its acceptable to have tattoos on your hands but they don’t want me in there with tattoos on my face.”

3 Oct 2018

Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo hits back at people accusing him of rape

Cristiano Ronaldo has issued a firm denial amid sexual assault allegations.
The Juventus star insists he has a 'clear conscious' on the matter and that he will now 'await with tranquility' for the investigation to unfold.
"I firmly deny the accusations being issued against me," Ronaldo said. "Rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything that I am and believe in.
"Keen as I may be to clear my name, I refuse to feed the media spectacle created by people seeking to promote themselves at my expense.

"My clear conscious will thereby allow me to await with tranquillity the results of any and all investigations."
Ronaldo is being sued by a woman in the US who alleges he raped her in the penthouse suite of a Las Vegas hotel in 2009.

The Nevada woman alleges the former Manchester United forward then dispatched a team of "fixers" to obstruct the criminal investigation and trick her into keeping quiet for 375,000 dollars (£268,000).
The suit says the woman asked police last month to reopen the criminal case.
Las Vegas police confirmed to the Associated Press on Monday that they have reopened a sexual assault case from 2009 brought by the woman named in the lawsuit.

Financing small and medium businesses

Many businesses out there are often hindered by lack of finance to execute vibrant projects that will otherwise contribute positively to the bottom line of the company.
In financing non-current assets, matching principle is applied so that the companies don't run into financial difficulties.
Below are some ways to finance your small and medium businesses.

PERSONAL SAVINGS: Certain fixed assets like computers and cars can be financed from personal savings. The major disadvantage of this form of raising finance is that there is a limit to the amount that can be raised through this way, except for the super rich.

GRANTS BY GOVERNMENT: Grant is a sum of money given to an individual for a specific project or purpose. Some conditions have to be met for this grant to be obtained. There are also some cash flow implications to this form of raising capital.
MORTGAGES: Non-current assets like buildings can be financed through this method. This form of financing might not be so suitable for all forms of small businesses as there are still some hurdles that needs to be crossed to get money.

VENTURE CAPITALISTS: These are companies that set out some money periodically to invest in risky but promising ventures. Google and some other big shots have recently joined the league. They provide money to start-ups in expectation of abnormally high return. They get the abnormal returns through the sale of their interest in the company to the general public or through an initial public offer (IPO), or still to another company in a trade. They screen good investing opportunities and entrepreneurial teams from the bad ones. This implies that a small and medium businesses that wants to raise fund through this means must meet certain standard.

BUSINESS PHILANTHROPISTS: This is usually a group of wealthy individuals that specialize in investing in start-ups and small businesses. This is similar to the venture capitalists discussed earlier with the only difference being that business philanthropists are composed of few wealthy individuals while venture capitalists can be a company.

FRIENDS AND FAMILY MEMBERS: Informal network of friends may include some weak-ties that can come from our friend friends. This is an often neglected source of fund/finance for small and medium sized companies. Very powerful investment can be financed through this medium if well harnessed.

RETAINED EARNINGS: Companies can finance their project through funds that have been withheld from previous periods' earnings. This is usually referred to the cheapest form of financing that a business can fall to first before looking outside of the company. This in finance theory is known as pecking order theory.The validity of this theory is still question as there are still not much empirical evidences supporting it.

LEASING AND HIRE PURCHASE: These can be considered for small assets. It could either be finance or operating lease. The benefits of using this source of fund includes the right to engage in an off balance sheet financing. This benefit is however diminishing as the accounting standard setters are proposing to make changes that will make it almost impossible for operating lease to be practical.

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