Body Image: The Perfect Body

first_imgContrary to popular belief, a woman’s body does not need to be perfect and probably never will be Perfect.  Some may ask, where does the pressure and thirst for perfection come from?  Well unless you are living underneath a rock, the answer is closer to home. Be assured, the size of a woman’s bottom; shape or cleavage, does not make her anything else but a female. God’s Divine creation, made to become Adams help mate. Her structure was never an important factor, yet in these times – our minds are corrupt with images of perceived beauty.  To be deemed “sexy” is more important than to be praised for having morals, values and integrity.  We have been brainwashed with ideologies about what it means to be a woman in present times; what assets contribute to our femininity and which criteria are to be met in order to be considered “sexy”.  Sadly we have allowed someone else’s opinion to become our reality.  Instead of walking around with pride and dignity, we have chosen the easy route – to get a man’s attention and to satisfy his selfish desires, by presenting ourselves as a walking, talking sexual advertisement. Until we learn; there is more to being a woman than what the media is selling to us, we will continue to be seen as objects instead of prized possessions. There is more to being a woman than a slim figure, a curvy body and exposing of the skin; we will merely be tolerated and not celebrated within our communities. To my sisters feeling pressured to be everything else the world wants you to be, remember: in order for one to be great, you must be different and do things outside the norm.  To my sisters entering their teens, don’t always believe what you see in the magazines or follow so called “public figures”.  Stay true to who you are .Dawn Gluskin wrote, “Nothing is more attractive than being your authentic self!”  That means not conforming into what society wants; stand for something and dare to be different! When we think of our mothers, these come to mind: care, approval, assurance, belonging, courage, responsibility,  wisdom, goodness,  simplicity,  strength, grace, hardworking, purity and integrity. Being an attractive woman, has nothing to do with our body and asset.   Instead it has more to do with our character, self-love, self-confidence and self-contentment.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘Nothing Too Good for Liberia’

first_imgVice President Joseph N. Boakai was visibly impressed at the launching of Cellcom’s latest venture, the long-awaited 4G+LTE network, heralding the company as “always the number one, as far as I am concerned,” and attributing this to many commitments the company has lived up to.The last speaker at the program, his remarks were brief, non-political and full of wisdom. He said he had three things to say. “First,” he told the audience, “Cellcom has told us that nothing is too good for Liberia; and the second thing is that all of us must learn to give Liberia our best.I sometimes wonder why it takes people from outside to give us what is best for us… It is our obligation to give our people the best.” Third, he said, “Confidence in the government: I think all of us should develop that confidence to invest quality in the country.”Cellcom presented a very colorful ceremony at the Monrovia City Hall to launch its new, groundbreaking 4G+LTE network.At the occasion, which brought together several hundred guests from government, business, diplomatic and other sectors, the chairperson of the Board of Commissioners at the Liberia Telecommunications Authority, Madam Angelique E. Weeks commended Cellcom for their many valuable services in Liberia’s telecommunication sector.Mme. Weeks said that Cellcom has made a difference by making the average Liberian to have access to communication services at very affordable costs. The LTA boss said while Cellcom has a success story as a GSM company in Liberia, its history could not have been written if its numerous consumers were not supportive of its progress.Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, Dr. Federick B. Norkeh recalled that the telecommunication service monopoly was ended by Cellcom in 2004 when the company entered Liberia. “Since then,” he said, “Cellcom has made and continues to make many sacrifices to improve the communication system in the country by bringing in more advanced technological elements such as the 4G+ LTE.”Minister Norkeh said Liberians should move along with the technology as it waits for no man because technology brings employment opportunities and empowers a generation.He called on Liberians to use the opportunity provided by Cellcom and admonished other GSM companies to emulate Cellcom’s example.Cellcom GSM’s Chief Executive Officer, Avishai Marziano, assured Liberians of Cellcom’s commitment to provide affordable products.“This new era forces us at Cellcom to constantly keep pushing forward towards new frontiers with our products and services. We pride ourselves in the ability that we have always had to connect between people, the digital world and real life,” he said.He added, “I am excited about breaking grounds in Liberia again and evolving from a cellular company to a digital communication company and proud to officially launch for the first time ever in Liberia, the next generation of high speed internet…the new 4G+ LTE.”This launch, he said is as a result of a journey embarked on four years ago to develop the best network in the country and strive towards digital inclusion by empowering the internet generation. “We are not only investing in building a network, we are also, and most especially, investing in the Liberian people. We are investing in the future of the youth in Liberia by providing top-of-the-line technology, which will improve education, health care, business, and tourism,” he said.“I am proud to announce that Cellcom is currently the only operator that has an LTE license in Liberia,” Marziano said.“We are set to roll out the 4G+ LTE services in Montserrado County, for a start, before scaling up in other areas outside of the county in the coming months. “The LTE Advanced network will offer peak speeds of up to 155 Mbps, which is 10 times more than the speed offered on our previous technology platform. In effect, we are talking about a network that enables you to download a full movie in high definition in seconds. “4G+ LTE, otherwise known as long term evolution, is the most advanced version of the 4G system for mobile networks. This technology promises to bring significant improvements in data speed and latency to our customers while also contributing to the socio-economic development of the country. “With 4G+ LTE, we will deliver cutting-edge services like tele-medicine, e-banking, virtualization or real-time video streaming that will have an immediate and transformational impact on this society. Our customers will be able to download and upload files faster, as well as, enjoy online-TV and buffer free streaming of audio and video files,” Marziano said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Win $2,000 Cash for Christmas from CCT Controls

first_imgListen all day to 100.1 Moose FM, for your chance to qualify.  When you hear the cue to call, be the right caller and you’ll get to play the CCT Controls Match Game.  Pick the right present with the cash inside and you’ll qualify.PLUS AS A BONUS – This year you can also enter by downloading the Moose FM App for either your iPhone or Andriod Phone to enter.  Download the app and send us a message in the app using the keyword CCTCASH and each day we’ll pick a qualifier from the app.  Enter as often as you’d like.We’ll then make the random grand prize draw on Friday Dec. 19 at 8: 20 a.m. on Moose FM.- Advertisement -CCT Controls – your local Fort St John Instrumentation/Electrical experts.  From installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting your oilfield equipment, you are guaranteed quality, reliability and integrity in everything they do.  24-7 they are here for you.  For instrumentation, electrical and compressor expertise, service, pumps and safety, they’ve got you covered in the oil field. 24-7 they are there for you.How would you like $2K for Christmas?  CCT Controls and Moose FM want to give you the best possible Christmas this year.  Good luck and have a great holiday season from all of us at CCT Controls and Moose FM.last_img read more

Chelsea line-up v Aston Villa: Key men to return for Mourinho?

first_imgGoalkeeperPetr Cech started in the Capital One Cup win against Bolton, so expect a refreshed Thibaut Courtois to return. Unfortunately for Cech, starting is the best way for Courtois to acclimatise to the Premier League and the Belgian isn’t doing much wrong.DefenceMourinho has made it clear the whole team has to improve, not just the defence, but it must irk him that opposition goals are eating into the impressive goal difference. John Terry, Gary Cahill, Branislav Ivanovic and Cesar Azpilicueta appear most likely to start after being rested, though there is Felipe Luis and Kurt Zouma waiting in the wings. No one is guaranteed a place.MidfieldChelsea lost some of their midfield beauty in the midweek win when Cesc Fabregas and Nemanja Matic were left out. Oscar’s winner, his first goal of the season, saw off Bolton in the Capital One Cup, which may earn him a starting position, unlike Andre Schurrle who couldn’t convert his chances. Industrious Willian can then take one wing with Eden Hazard on the other to try to limit Villa’s possession.AttackDiego Costa is set to start after resting his healing hamstring this week and Mourinho admitted again his goal poacher isn’t physically ready for every game. The striker failed to score against City, the first time in five matches, and should be itching to find the back of the net again. All of this means that whatever happens, Didier Drogba or Loic Remy will probably start the Champions League game. Premier League leaders Chelsea host third-placed Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge as they try to get back to winning ways after the City draw.Villa effectively ended Chelsea’s title hopes last season following a 1-0 home win and have already beaten Liverpool by the same score at Anfield this season.“Difficult opponent, difficult game,” is all Blues manager Jose Mourinho said before the match and he also has their second Champions League group game at Sporting Lisbon to think about.There are no injury concerns except Ramires’ muscle problem.Possible Chelsea line up against Aston Villa: Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa will return for Chelsea 1 1last_img read more

Gor drawn with Yanga, Alger in Confed Cup

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia players walking out of the pitch during half time during their Kenyan Premier League match against Kariobangi Sharks on February 25, 2018. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 21 – Kenyan giants Gor Mahia have been drawn in Group D of the CAF Confederation Cup where they will face Yanga (Tanzania), Rayon Sport (Rwanda) and USM Alger (Algeria).To reach the Group stage for the first time since the introduction of the new CAF era, K’Ogalo eliminated South African side SuperSport United on away goal rule after a 2-2 aggregate. Gor will kick-off the first leg against Rayon of Rwanda on May 16, a team that is coached by former AFC Leopards tactician Ivan Minnaert with Gor striker Meddie Kagere having played for the side in 2013-14 season.Rayon got to the group stage after their historic qualification as they knocked out Costa do Sol of Mozambique 3-2 on aggregate in the play-off round.GroupsGroup A: Asec Mimosa(Ivory Coast), Raja Club Athletic (Morocco), AS Vita (DR Congo), Aduana Stars (Ghana).Group B: El Masry Club (Egypt), Rennaissance Sportive de Berkane (Morocco), Deportivo Do Songo (Mozambique), El Hilala (Sudan).Group C: Williamsville Athletic Club ( Ivory Coast), Club Athletique Rennaissance Aglons (Congo), Djoliba AC de Bamako (Mali),Group D: Rayon Sports (Rwanda), Yanga SC (Tanzania), Gor Mahia (Kenya), U.S.M Alger ( Algeria).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Two-goal Bale gives Zidane Champions League final hint

first_img0Shares0000At the double: Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale celebrates his second goal © AFP / Benjamin CREMELMADRID, Spain, May 13 – Gareth Bale scored twice as Real Madrid routed Celta Vigo 6-0 on Saturday to give coach Zinedine Zidane a selection headache for the Champions League final.With Cristiano Ronaldo again sidelined with an ankle injury, Welsh star Bale stepped into the limelight with two first-half strikes to push his case for a starting spot in the European showpiece against Liverpool in Kiev in two weeks’ time. Bale opened his account after 13 minutes on Saturday, picking up a sweetly-timed through ball from Luka Modric to score.His second on the half-hour mark saw him dash to the byline before tucking the ball to one side of a defender and then unleashing a sharp left-footed drive into the corner of the net.Bale celebrated by dedicating his performance to his third son Axel Charles who was born on Tuesday.“It’s better for everyone to be over-motivated and ready,” admitted Zidane. “It will be a headache to put a team together for the Champions League final.”Isco made it 3-0 for Real after 32 minutes before Moroccan midfielder Achraf added the fourth, seven minutes into the second half.On a miserable night for mid-table Celta, Sergi Gomez put through his own net on 74 minutes, leaving German internatonal Toni Kroos to tuck away Real’s sixth goal after 81 minutes.Real stay in third place in the table on 75 points, 15 behind champions Barcelona and three back from city rivals Atletico with one game left to play.Earlier Saturday, Koke’s early goal proved enough for Atletico to claim a 1-0 win at Getafe and remain on course to finish in second place.Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak also saved a late penalty from Faycal Fajr as Diego Simeone’s men warmed up for Wednesday’s Europa League final against Marseille by denting Getafe’s hopes of playing continental football next season.The capital club got off to a quick start in the local derby, as Koke collected Antoine Griezmann’s pass and drove a low shot into the bottom corner to score his fourth goal of the campaign in the eighth minute.Getafe missed a chance to stay just two points adrift of seventh-placed Sevilla in the chase to qualify for the Europa League, as Fajr’s 77th-minute spot-kick was kept out by Slovenian Oblak.Simeone admitted the challenge posed by Marseille would be different to that encountered at Getafe.“We will face a team who are very enthusiastic, with very good attacking players. They are a team that work well at the tactical level,” said the Argentine.Sevilla would have wrapped up a top-seven finish with victory in their derby at Real Betis, but Loren’s equaliser with nine minutes to play snatched the home team a 2-2 draw.Managerless Sevilla, who reached this season’s Champions League quarter-finals, now have to beat Alaves next weekend to secure a spot in Europe’s second-tier competition.Elsewhere, Samu Castillejo scored twice as Villarreal beat relegated Deportivo La Coruna 4-2 to leapfrog Betis into fifth, with Denis Cheryshev also netting a day after being recalled to the preliminary Russian World Cup squad.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Chelsea transfer news: £75m move, shock defender loan, plus more

first_img 7 A morale-boosting win over Arsenal has got Chelsea thinking about a push for Europe.The Blues beat the Gunners 1-0 at the Emirates thanks to Diego Costa’s first-half strike and now sit just nine points behind fifth place Manchester United.Guus Hiddink has got Chelsea back into some decent form since taking over from Jose Mourinho but will possibly need reinforcements if they are to claim a Europa League spot.So who might the Blues be able to lure to Stamford Bridge as they battle to salvage their season? talkSPORT takes a look.Click the right arrow above to see all the latest Chelsea transfer news… 3. Gregory van der Wiel (Paris Saint-Germain) – With Branislav Ivanovic signing just a one-year contract extension recently, his time in west London could soon be up. With that in mind, Chelsea are likely to be on the hunt for a new right-back. The Dutchman’s contract expires in the summer and talks between him and the French club appear to have stalled. This could let in the Blues, as well as Manchester United, who also retain an interest in the player. 4. Kylian Mbappe (Monaco) – Several clubs are interested in teen star Mbappe, with the Blues, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Real Madrid all keeping an eye on this talent. It is believed, though, according to L’Equipe, Arsenal are at the front of the queue for the 17-year-old. He would cost just a compensation fee too. 7 6. Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain) – In an exclusive report, the Daily Star believe the Blues are considering a loan move for the Brazilian centre-back as they look to plug their leaky defence. The 31-year-old would only offer a short-term solution but would give them more time to plot a permanent raid for targets like John Stones and Marquinhos. 7 2. Alexandre Pato (Corinthians) – Chelsea are edging closer to a deal for the Brazilian forward, it would seem. Sky Sports report the Blues have first option on the player, while others suggest a loan deal is in the process of being finalised. Although it has also been said Guus Hiddink isn’t convinced about the deal. 7. Alex Teixeira (Shakhtar Donetsk) – It appears the Blues are likely to pay the price for their poor season with the Brazilian star seemingly set to opt for a move to Liverpool over one to Stamford Bridge. The player has reportedly conveyed this to his employers and a deal could be struck before the end of the current transfer window. 7 7 7 7 1. Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid) – Click the right arrow for more Chelsea transfer latest… – The France international’s future could become a long running saga should he remain in Spain this January. Chelsea and Manchester United are both keen on the player, who is valued at around £75m, and Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has admitted it might be hard to keep him at the club. The player himself seems reluctant to move and told French publication Telefoot: “I am feeling very well at Atletico. This is a big club and I want to achieve great things here. I am ambitious and my goal is to win trophies here. I have become more mature. The club and my team-mates rely on me.” 5. Loic Remy – The striker didn’t look too sure in front of goal on Sunday when he entered the fray in place of Diego Costa during the Blues’ victory over Arsenal. Crystal Palace, Swansea City and Newcastle United remain interested in the player’s signature this month. last_img read more

Out-of-contract midfielder focusing on the short-term with Man Utd

first_img Michael Carrick’s contract expires in the summer Michael Carrick is enjoying his football rather than worrying whether he will still be a Manchester United player next season.This is the midfielder’s 10th campaign at Old Trafford, during which time he has collected five Premier League winners’ medals and a Champions League.Carrick’s time in the north-west could soon be up, though, as the midfielder’s contract expires in the summer.Arsenal, Newcastle and even the Chinese Super League have been mentioned as possible destinations, but the 34-year-old is only concerned about enjoying himself with United and England.“I don’t know, to be honest,” stand-in captain Carrick said when asked about his future.“I don’t expect to play every game – this week the run of games we’ve had to play would be a big ask for me.“I’ve probably played 25, 26, 27 games or something so far, so it’s not bad.“I want to play every game because you’re used to playing most games, but it’s just how it is.“I’m just enjoying playing at the moment. How long is it going to last? When you get to this stage, you don’t know, so I am just trying to enjoy it for what it is and see where that takes me.” 1last_img read more

Man accused of Santa Fe Springs murder to appear in court

first_imgNORWALK – Arraignment is scheduled today for Woody Hume, who is accused of running over a man in Santa Fe Springs. Hume, 28, of Buena Park is being charged with one count of murder in the death of Samuel Desrosiers, 24, of Buena Park, police said. Whittier police Lt. Aviv Bar said Hume and the victim knew each other and that Desrosiers’ death was the result of an ongoing feud between the two men. The June 29 incident occurred on Marquardt Avenue, north of Rosecrans Avenue in Santa Fe Springs. Whittier police responded to a call at 4 p.m. about a vehicle versus pedestrian incident. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Bar said officers talked to witnesses, which led them to believe the incident had been intentional. Witnesses said the victim stepped out of a vehicle and was struck by the suspect’s car, Bar reported. Hume, who was driving a 2003 Dodge pickup truck, was detained at the scene. Desrosiers was taken to a Norwalk hospital and pronounced dead. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

GAA news: Glenswilly face Malin in senior championship semi-final

first_imgGlenswilly GAA Club notes U9s and U11sCongratulations to the U9s and the U11s on winning the Inishowen League Tournament in Buncrana last weekend. It was a great occasion for the Underage structures at the club and a great endorsement for all that is being done at this level. Congratulations to all those who help in any way with the underage teams. MinorsHard luck to the minor team in their championship final game against Cloughlaneely in Convoy last Friday.SeniorsThe lads put in a great shift to overcome MacCumhaills in the Championship Quarter Final on Saturday afternoon last. They now must do it all again against Malin this Sunday if they are to reach the final where they will face either Kilcar or Naomh Chonail. The club is encouraging as many supporters as possible to get behind the team and get along to O’Donnell Park this Saturday afternoon for the 2.30pm throw-in. Best of luck lads. FIXTURESMICHAEL MURPHY SPORTS SENIOR A CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI FINALGlenswilly v Malin at 2.30pm inO Donnell Park this Sunday (2nd Oct)Ref Seamus McGonigleU16 BoysGlenswilly v Burt in Burt Wed 28th Sept has now been called off.Minor Division 2 ChampionshipGlenswilly v St Nauls is scheduled for 1st/2nd Oct (Time and Venue to be confirmed will be posted on Facebook) U10 TournamentGlenswilly U10s will travel to O’Donnell park on Saturday for last tournament of the year.U13 Boys DevelopmentGlenswilly A v Robert Emmets at 6.30pm in Glen Fri 30th Sept Sun 2nd Oct (last games of season)St Eunans B v Glenswilly B at 12noon in O Donnell ParkGlenswilly A v McCools A at 12noon in O Donnell ParkU13 GirlsGlenswilly v Robert Emmets at home at 5pm on 2nd OctU16 GirlsGlenswilly play away to Malin at 12noon on the 1st OctLadies League FinalThe Glenswilly ladies are in the league final this Sunday 2nd October (Time and Venue to be confirmed will be posted on facebook)Ladies AGMThe Ladies AGM will take place on October 23rd next at 6pm in the clubhouse.Fixture ChangeThirds Michael Murphy Senior C ChampionshipGlenswilly v McCumhaills at 12 noon on Sunday 9th OctoberJiving lessonsThe lessons started in the club hall on Friday night last and there was an excellent turn-out. Dancing continues every Friday to 4th November 8pm -10pm and there will also be a dance on the 28th October in the Station House Hotel for all the new jivers.Parking reminderJust a reminder for all teams and games that take place on a Wednesday night please park your cars on the track around the pitch the gates will be open to allow all players and supports to park around the track. This is due to the traffic congestion during the bingo times. Bingo starts at 9pm and all are welcome with more than €2,000 on offer each night.Thanks FrankThe club would like to thank Frank Carberry for his time, commitment and dedication on the recent course he underdone at the club. Many thanks Frank.Lotto resultThe winner of this week’s club lotto was Sean Morris from Letterkenny who matched three numbers. The winning numbers were 8,9,10 and 11.Health and wellbeingHealth and Wellbeing officer at the club Elaine McFadden has asked anyone interested in a Connect Mental Health session to follow the enclosed link for a local meeting.http://www.connectmentalhealth.ie/session/state-of-mind-ireland-mental-fitness-wellbeing/GAA news: Glenswilly face Malin in senior championship semi-final was last modified: September 27th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Glenswilly GAA noteslast_img read more