Friday, 21 September 2012
A MUST READ! EMERGENCY NUMBERS: Emergency numbers may be dialed direct. No operator assistance is necessary. All lines are open to heaven 24 hours a day. When you are in danger, call Psalm 46. When God seems far away, call Psalm 139. For peace and rest, call Matthew 11:25-30. For keeping things in perspective, call Psalm 91. When the world seems bigger than God, call Psalm 90. For Christian assurance, call Romans 8:1-30. When you leave home for labor or travel, call Psalm 121. When your prayers grow narrow or selfish, call Psalm 67. If discouraged about your work, call Psalm 126. When someone fails you, call Psalm 27. When you want courage for a task, call Joshua 1. How to get along with others, call Romans 12. If you are depressed, call Psalm 27. If people seem unkind, call John 15. For assurance of salvation, call Romans 10:13. When your faith needs stirring, call Hebrews 11. When you are lonely and fearful, call Psalm 23. When you feel condemned, call John 3:16 - 17. When you grow bitter and critical, call Corinthians 13. For the secret to happiness, call Colossians 3:12-17. Who has a friend with whom to share, Has double cheer and one- half care. For a Best Friend, call Psalm 9. When in sorrow, call John 14. When you have sinned, call Psalm 51. When you worry, call Matthew 6:10-34. If your pocketbook is empty, call Psalm 37. This are the phone numbers to call God. Brethren, Please I beg of you, pass this message round. Copy and paste it, share it, call, email and text it.. Have done my part, it's now your turn to spread the Gospel. God is waiting for your call. Let this Gospel reach million people by pressing "LIKE" and writing,"AMEN"
Monday, 17 September 2012
REAL MADRID V MANCITY: The most-awaited clash of the Champions League group stage happens to be on Matchday One as mighty Real Madrid welcome Manchester City to the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday. The clash between the Spanish and English Champions is the biggest draw in the ‘group of death’, which also comprises Borussia Dortmund and Ajax. The battle at the Bernabeu is filled with countless subplots as the fixture sees the established power collide with the new pretender, Jose Mourinho facing his predecessor at Inter Milan, Roberto Mancini and not to forget the stellar list of players on show. Madrid have made a stuttering start in the La Liga, winning just one of their four fixtures so far. Man City’s defence of the title hasn’t gone to plan either as they have drawn two of their four games. The big game on Tuesday could just be the trigger both teams have been waiting for, although City will be wary of Madrid’s imperious home record which saw them win all six of their home games in the Champions League last season, scoring 24 goals in the process. Probable Line-Ups: RealMadrid(4-2-3-1): Casillas(GK), Arbeloa, Pepe, Ramos, Marcelo, Alonso, Khedira, Ozil, Ronaldo, DiMaria, Higuain ManCity(4-2-3-1): Hart(GK), Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy, Y.Toure, Garcia, Nasri, Silva, Milner, Tevez. PREDICTION: RealMadrid 2-1 ManCity MONTPELLIER V ARSENAL: The Uefa Champions League anthem will blare out in the unfamiliar surroundings of the Stade La Mosson on tuesday night as newcomers Montpellier welcome the mighty Arsenal in the matchday one clash in Grp B. The french champions will be turning out in europe's elite competition for the first time in their history, in stark contrast to arsenal who are making their 15th consecutive appearance in the competition. The defending french champions have failed to liveup to their recent reputation as they have claimed judt 4points from their first five games this season. Meanwhile, the Gunners have garnered considerable respect for their new found defensive discipline. Despite a slow start with two goaless draws, Arsenal's new look forward line has begun to work its magic, scoring eight times in their last two premier league outings. This appears to be a lopsided fixture and Arsenal are widely expected to negotiate past their french opponents with considerable ease. However, in the world of football, anything can happen in 90minutes. Probable Line-Ups Montpellier(4-2-3-1): Geoffrey Jourden, Yanga-Mbiwa, Hilton, Henry Bedino, Congre, Stambouli, Utaka, Belhanda, Cabella, Ait Fana, Herrera Arsenal(4-3-3): Szczesny(GK), Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs,Diaby,Arteta,Cazorla,Oxlade-Chamberlain,Gervinho, Podolski PREDICTION: Montpellier 1-3 Arsenal BORUSSIA DORTMUND V AJAX AMSTERDAM PREDICTION: Borussia Dortmund 2-0 Ajax Amsterdam MALAGA V ZENIT ST PETERSBURG PREDICTION: Malaga 1-1 Zenit St Petersburg AC MILAN V ANDERLECHT PREDICTION: Ac Milan 2-0 Anderlecht OLYMPIACOS V SCHALKE04 PREDICTION: Olympiacos 1-1 Schalke PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN V DYNAMO KIEV PREDICTION: PSG 2-1 Dynamo Kiev DINAMO ZAGREB V FC PORTO PREDICTION: Dinamo Zagreb 1-3 Fc Porto. What do you guys think?... Watch out for Match Day Two Predictions on tuesday.
Sunday, 16 September 2012
MAN-UTD VS WIGAN: ManU ran out 4-0 winners with Paul Scholes scoring on his 700th appearance.Javi Hernadez saw his weak effort well saved from the spot by Al-Habsi.With Robin VerPersie on the bench, manU searched for the first goal with Danny Welbeck and Nani shooting wide from close range in the first half. Six mins into the second half, Scholes broke the deadlock. Hernadez doubled the home side lead on 63mins with Butner getting the third 3mins later.Nick Powell came off the bench to netthe fourth for the red devils. QPR VS CHELSEA: All eyes were on the events before the kickoff at loftus road with anton Ferdinand eventually decided not to shake hands with John Terry and Ashley Cole and when the action started neither side could get a goal with Eden Hazard guilty of two clear chances. The R's eventually ended the European champions 100% record in the premier league this season. ARSENAL VS SOUTHAMPTON: Arsenal continued their start to the campaign with an impressive 6-1 victory over southampton with Gervinho netting twice and Podolski scoring a wonderful freekick with Theo Walcott aldo putting his name on the scorers sheet with the other two goals being an owngoal. Southampton got a consolation when Szczeny failing to collect Jason Puncheon and Danny Simpson was around to blast it in. STOKE CITY VS MANCITY: Mancity were held to a 1-1 draw by Stoke city at the Brittania for a fourth sucessive season in this fixture. Stoke city went ahead in the 15mins mark through a controversial Peter Crouch goal. The visitors drew level when Carlos Tevez freekick was met by new signing Jarvi Garcia to bundle home. SUNDERLAND VS LIVERPOOL: 1-1 (Scorers: Fletcher, Suarez) FULHAM VS WESTBROM: 2-0 (Scorers: Berbatov<2>) READING VS TOTTENHAM: 1-3 (Defoe<2> Bale) ASTON VILLA VS SWANSEA: (Lowton, Benteke) NORWICH VS WESTHAM: 0-0 EVERTON VS NEWCASTLE: Not yet played.Will come up on monday 17th September
In 2001, she shocked the world, beating over 70 gorgeous girls to emerge as Miss World. Young, beautiful and natural, Agbani Darego is a young woman full of promise. Born in Lagos, Nigeria, she is the sixth of eight children. At the age of two, she moved to Port Harcourt, Nigeria, and says her childhood was loving and memorable, although it was tainted by the death of her mother, who passed away due to breast cancer when Agbani was eleven. She attended Bereton Montessory Nursery & primary school, Federal Government Girls College (F.G.G.C) Abuloma, where she was awarded ‘Most distinguished Alumni’ in 2010, and the University of Port Harcourt, where she studied Computer Science for a year before her foray into the pageant world. In 2001, she achieved great success when she won Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN). During her reign as MBGN, she represented Nigeria in the 2001 Miss Universe competition, held in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. She placed among the top 10 semi-finalists, finishing seventh. She was the only black semi-finalist that year – and the only finalist to wear a one-piece swimsuit as opposed to the more popular bikini. Encouraged by her position at Miss Universe in 2001, Agbani then competed at the Miss World pageant in November 2001, which she won, becoming the first native Sub-Saharan African to claim the title, a victory widely welcomed in Nigeria. Agbani was honoured with the Nigerian national honour ‘Member of the Order of the Federal Republic’ (MFR) after her win as Miss World in 2001. During her reign, she visited a number of countries, including the United Kingdom, South Africa, Puerto Rico, the United States, Germany, Italy, China, Spain and France. She was a public favourite, as for the first time in the history of the Miss World Pageant; TV Viewers were invited to participate in the Final Vote. Since then, Agbani has made appearances at and judged the Miss World pageant, as well as Miss England, Miss Bulgaria, MR Scotland, Miss Tanzania and the Most Beautiful girl in Nigeria pageants. In 2002, she relocated to London for two years. There, she signed with Top Modeling Agency Next Model Management and worked, strutting the catwalks during Fashion Week, gracing Magazine Editorials, and clinching the distinguished beauty endorsement with L’Oreal, which ended in 2005. In 2003, she made the move to New York, where she signed with Next Model Management NY for four years (2003 – 2007), and later moved to Ford Models NY; featuring in numerous beauty and fashion advertising and commercials, including Avon, Christian Dior beauty, Sephora, Target, and Macy’s, to name a few. She graced more pages of several magazines such as Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Allure, Trace, Stitch, Cosmopolitan, Essence magazine , working with respected designers like Oscar de la Renta, Marc Bouwer, Tommy Hillfiger, Ralph Lauren, Gianfranco Ferre, and eminent Photographers Annie Leibovitz, Markus Klinko, and Richard Burbridge. Always the multi-tasker, she then decided to finish up her education in 2007, enrolling at the prestigious New York University (NYU) where she majored in Psychology, graduating in 2012. Agbani currently works with Ford Models NY and often shuttles between New York & Lagos. Culled from www.agbanidarego.com
Sound Sultan performs at the Ha his all star anniversary concert.. Last night in Lagos, Sound Sultan wrote his entrance examinations for the legends university. And he passed in glowing colours. The singer-songwriter- performer used a brilliant assembly of poetry, choreography, pantomime, drama, and song, to create an unforgettable night for the thousands that came out for his 12th anniversary concert. The Harbour Point auditorium must have been more than pleased with Sound Sultan, his band, the Crown Troupe, DJ Jimmy JATT, the many guest acts, and the creative team, for a brief but near-excellent show that proved that not all concerts held outside the Eko Hotels’ insanely expensive yet structurally and technically inflexible hall, are subpar. A veteran by all definitions, Sultan did not seem like he was trying to prove any point, yet that’s exactly what he did – showing, with each set, that he’s not in the league of today’s hit-drunk pop stars who have no qualms miming at their own concerts. Starting from his debut album ‘Kpsheew— the sound of a Frustrated Mouth’, he worked with the band to deliver Jagbajantis, ghen ghen and more, with minor tweaks only ardent fans would notice. Lanky and fragile in person, the boldness and courage of his lyrics made many compare him with Fela since the early 2000s. Last night, he brought back those memories again, with the power of his lyrics, with some of his Fela-inspired costumes, and with a surprise Afrobeat set that featured that genre’s king Femi Kuti. But Femi was not the only king that came out to jam with Sultan. Africa’s king of pop and a legend in his own right 2face Idibia joined his friend for a thought-provoking performance of ‘bush meat’; while M.I, arguably the leader of Nigeria’s hiphop community, joined Sultan for their conscious collabo ‘2010’. Just before M.I and 2face, the concert paid a powerful tribute to hip hop, with an elaborate freestyle session featuring some of the rappers that matter today: Yungsix, Ice Prince, Ikechukwu, Dr SID and Uzi. 2face and Timaya would have made that list, had the show’s director not chased them off stage, midway into their ambush freestyle skit. Unpredictable from A to Z, a fashion session engineered by co-host IK Osakioduwa would lead into a performance of Sultan’s ode to plus-sized women ‘Orobo’; just as a brief stand-up act by Koffi (who was at his best last night, despite the initial lukewarm reception) would lead into, first a drama featuring Sound Sultan as groom-to-be who waits impatiently for his bride-to-be (Tiwa Savage) during a traditional Yoruba engagement ceremony; and later a Sultan- Tiwa duet of ‘Oko won lode’. With Crown Troupe members as support cast (friends of the groom, friends of the bride, parents-in-law etc), and Koffi as overzealous MC, the wedding episode continues, with 9ice performing for the ‘couple’, before Fuji giant Adewale Ayuba emerges, to entertain them with hits from the 22-year-old evergreen Bonsue LP, getting us all on our feet, screaming – such incredibly scripted; almost impeccably executed show that the words of no writer can fully capture. In spite of noticeable sound hitches and repeated dead air, and a few performances that failed the test, this low budget concert gets a first class – where many before it, for example, the Davido O.B.O. concert, fails woefully. Young boys like Davido should actually have been at Harbour Point last night, taking notes. Welcome to the Legends’ club, Sound Sultan. Please take a
My friend,Nnenna was waiting at the airport one night, with several long hours before her flight. She hunted for a book in the airport shop, bought a bag of popcorn and found a place to drop. She was engrossed in her book,but happened to see, that the man beside her, as bold as could be, grabbed a popcorn or two from the bag between, which she tried to ignore, to avoid a scene. She read, munched popcorn, and watched the clock, as the gutsy "pop corn thief" diminished her stock. She was getting irritated as the minutes ticked by, thinking, "If i wasn't so nice, i'd punch his eye!" With each popcorn she took, he took one too. When only one was left, she wondered what he'd do. With a smile on his face and a nervous laugh, He took the last popcorn and broke it in half. He offered her half as he ate the other half. She snatched it from him and thought, "Oh Geez, This guy has some nerve, and he's also rude, why, he didn't even show any gratitude!" She had never known when she had been so galled, and sighed with relief when her flight was called. She gathered her belongings and headed for the gate, refusing to look back at the "thieving ingrate." She boarded the plane and sank in her seat, then sought her book, which was almost complete. As she reached in her luggage, she gasped with suprise. There was her bag of popcorn in front of her eyes! "If mine were here," she moaned with despair, "then the others were his and he tried to share!" Too late to apologize, she realized she with grief, that she was the rude one, the ingrate, the thief!