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Sunday, 30 June 2013

Do you have a Sore Throat ? Read this.

A sore throat is also known as pharyngitis.
Sore throats are common, especially in children and teenagers. This is because young people have not built up immunity (resistance) against many of the viruses and bacteria that can cause sore throats.
Other symptoms may accompany the sore throat, such as:
  • a runny nose
  • a headache
  • muscle aches
  • a cough
  • inflammation (redness and swelling) in your throat 
Read more about the symptoms of a sore throat.

When to see your GP

Most sore throats are not serious and pass within three to seven days without the need for medical treatment. Over-the-counter painkillers, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen, can usually relieve the symptoms of a sore throat without the need to see a GP.
You should make an appointment to see your GP if:
  • you have a persistent (lasting several days) high temperature above 38C (100.4F), which is not reduced by medication
  • your symptoms do not improve after two weeks
  • you have frequent sore throats that do not respond to painkillers
A sore throat can develop into a more serious infection if you:
  • have a weakened immune system (the body’s defence system), for example because of HIV and AIDS
  • take certain medications, such as disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs, used to treat arthritis)
These people should contact their GP for further advice. See Sore throat – symptoms for a full list of people who may be at risk of a more serious infection.
Antibiotics are not usually prescribed for a sore throat, unless it is particularly severe or you are considered at risk of a more serious infection.

Self-care tips

If you or someone in your family has a sore throat, the tips below may help relieve the symptoms:
  • Avoid food or drink that is too hot as this could irritate your throat.
  • Eat cool, soft food and drink cool or warm liquids.
  • Adults and older children can suck lozenges, hard sweets, ice cubes or ice lollies.
  • Avoid smoking and smoky environments.
  • Regularly gargle with a mouthwash of warm, salty water to reduce any swelling or pain.
  • Drink enough fluids, especially if you have a high temperature (fever).
A University of Virginia student spent a night and good part of the next day in jail after seven plain-clothes agents from the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control division ambushed her.
The student, 20-year-old Elizabeth Daly, made the mistake of walking to her car with bottled water, cookie dough and ice cream in a dark supermarket parking lot near the UVA campus, reports The Daily Progress.
The seven agents sprung aggressively into action, suspecting that the student was carrying was a 12-pack of beer. She was actually carrying a sky-blue carton of LaCroix sparkling water.
Police admit that one of the high-strung agents vaulted onto the hood of Daly’s car. She contends that one of them also drew a gun.
It’s not clear what about Daly’s appearance gave the six police officers the belief that they had probable cause to confront her en masse.
Daly, along with two roommates who were in the car, did what reasonable, unarmed people usually do when violently pounced upon by seven people. They tried to get away.
“They were showing unidentifiable badges after they approached us, but we became frightened, as they were not in anything close to a uniform,” Daly said in a written account, according to The Daily Progress.
“I couldn’t put my windows down unless I started my car, and when I started my car they began yelling to not move the car, not to start the car. They began trying to break the windows. My roommates and I were … terrified,” the student also wrote.
According to court records obtained by the Charlottesville paper, Daly “grazed” two agents with her vehicle. At this time, the records state, the unidentified passenger in the front seat of her SUV was yelling “go, go, go” and simultaneously diving into the back seat.
Once the three students managed to make it out of the parking lot, they called 911. Daly testified that her goal was to drive immediately to a police station. However, she was stopped by a vehicle with identifiable sirens and lights.
Daly had just left an annual UVA “Take Back the Night” vigil on the famous campus founded by the man who drafted the Declaration of Independence. She was eventually able to explain that she had purchased the water and junk food for a sorority benefit. She also apologized.
The seven Alcoholic Beverage Control agents were not satisfied. They charged Daly with three felonies: one count of eluding police and two counts of assaulting a law enforcement officer. In Virginia, each of these Class Six felonies carries up to five years in prison and up to $2,500 in fines.
The seven agents then had her hauled to the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail.
The incident occurred April 11. Charlottesville Commonwealth’s Attorney Dave Chapman deigned to drop the criminal charges this week.
“You don’t know all the facts until you complete the investigation,” Chapman told The Daily Progress in defense of his own actions and the actions of the Alcoholic Beverage Control agents.
It’s unclear why Chapman’s investigation took some 80 days.
The Charlottesville broadsheet also does not mention how much Daly paid her defense attorney, Francis Lawrence.
A spokeswoman for Alcoholic Beverage Control’s regional office, Carol Mawyer, refused to provide details other than saying that the bureau’s agents cunningly wear plainclothes.
“This has been an extremely trying experience,” Daly wrote in her statement. “It is something to this day I cannot understand or believe has come to this point.”

My detractors have failed- Aregbesola

My detractors have failed- Aregbesola

 Governor of the state of Osun Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has described attempt by his political rivals to malign his personality and character as a failed plot which has rather boosted people’s passion for his administrative style in the state

Ogbeni Aregbesola while responding to question from journalists  during an interactive session tagged “ Ogbeni Till day Break” held at Osogbo recently recounts that his detractors has since he became the governor of the state spreading unfounded rumours  about  him  all because they want to dent our integrity.

 He said  further that, “ i am not a controversial person  which they tried to label me, i  am a goal getter but i am not controversial, most of the issue related to me or my government are only being seen on the pages of the newspaper or on the internet  and whenever i read or see such i just  laugh over it because it is not true, there is  truth in those negative  information you are hearing about me” he emphasized

Ogbeni Aregbesola also disclosed that the concept of Omoluabi has been his guiding principle and he has never for once renege from operating through the concept which he claims has been helping him in life. “i built my life round this concept  and  it has been   helping me and i will never  stop being an omoluabi.”

 While debunking the rumours that he once slap  his deputy,  Otunba Titi Laoye Tomori, Ogbeni Aregbesola  said “ it is only an insane man that will do that, apart from the fact that she is a woman  and a loyal deputy who deserve to be respected in  ramification, she is also older than me in age, so it is an act of insanity  even to disrespect her  let alone slapping her which i never did”

 Confirming the story “ the Deputy governor Otunba Tomori said such never happened  and that there had never been a   rancour between her and his  boss whom she described as “ Omoluabi Ponbele” . 
According to her, “ i was in London for the first official leave i will ever take since i became the deputy governor when i received a call that i should confirmed a story that i was slapped by my boss during an argument  and  i rushed down to Nigeria the following day to asked my oga what happened  only to discovered it was all attempt to smear my boss name, i want to let you all know that  we have been working together harmoniously without any rancour and he is a good friendly and loyal boss.
 Ogbeni Dancing with his Deputy Otunba Titi Tomori during an interlude

While denying the allegation that he uses political thugs as private security so as to be able to monitor activities going on everywhere in the state, the governor said, it is a blatant lie, “ is it possible to bypass  all the security agencies  and engages the service of thugs  what of the risk,  i don’t do such , the federal security arrangement is intact and they are monitoring all that we are doing to  ensure we don’t go against the law, i am a law abiding citizen, i can’t do  anything that is against the law of our land”.

" The only place they wont  enter or check before  me is my wife's room,  and they check everybody coming to me, in fact 

He however cautions the opposition against discrediting personalities in position of authority with fake information’s and rumours  in other to score cheap political point.

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Another " Holy Mary" gives birth in New Jersy

Two New Jersey police officers helped revive a newborn moments after he was born on a front lawn in Barnegat to a woman who said she didn't realize she was pregnant.

According to the Barnegat Police Department, two officers arrived just after 21-year-old Elizabeth Whitehead gave birth to her son in the yard. The officers found the baby boy unresponsive and without a pulse and immediately began CPR before the ambulance had arrived. In the ambulance the medical staff were able to stabilize the baby's heart rhythm and normalize his breathing.

The infant was stabilized and then admitted to the Jersey Shore Medical Center for further treatment Tuesday. Whitehead was treated and released from the Southern Ocean Medical Center.

According to the Lacey Patch, Whitehead also has a 9-month-old son and had no clue she was pregnant. Instead she thought early labor pains were menstrual cramps. When the pain became worse she headed to the hospital, but only made it to her front lawn.

According to Dr. Lori Gawron, obstetrician and gynecologist at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, some women mistakenly believe they cannot become pregnant within weeks of giving birth.

"Moms don't think how quickly after they deliver they can resume ovulation," said Gawron, who did not treat Whitehead. "They can start ovulation 25 days after having a baby."
Another complication for new moms is breastfeeding. Although breastfeeding can severely decrease the chance of a woman becoming pregnant, some women can spontaneously ovulate, especially if they are not exclusively breastfeeding.
Dr. Karen Ashby, associate professor of reproductive medicine at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, said she has had patients arrive at her office pregnant only six weeks after giving birth.
"If they're not getting their period they think they can't get pregnant, which isn't true," said Ashby, who did not treat Whitehead.

Pope warns church leaders against seeking power

Pope Francis holds the pastoral staff after he bestowed the Pallium, a woolen shawl symbolizing their bond to the pope, to 35 Archbishops, during a mass in St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, Saturday, June 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

(AP) — Pope Francis told prelates today to shun the "logic of human power," pressing his campaign to root out corruption and other wrongdoing from the Vatican's scandal-tainted power structures.

The admonition came a day after the latest embarrassment for the Vatican hierarchy -- the arrest by Italian authorities of a Vatican accountant, in a probe of an alleged attempt by the prelate to secure the smuggling of 20 million euros ($26 million) in banknotes from Switzerland into Italy. The Italian monsignor, who was suspended a few weeks earlier from his job in the Vatican's finance office, is also under investigation in a separate money-laundering probe by prosecutors in southern Italy.

Francis is making reforms aimed at ensuring his papacy's priorities, which include paying more attention to the world's poor and concentrating on cultivating spiritual, not material, wealth. He delivered a kind of moral pep talk to church leaders, including Vatican cardinals, gathered in St. Peter's Basilica for an annual ceremony to welcome newly made archbishops.

"Whenever we let our thoughts, our feelings or the logic of human power prevail, and we do not let ourselves be taught and guided by faith, by God, we become stumbling blocks," the pope said. "Faith in Christ is the light of our life as Christians and as ministers in the church."
Francis also put church leaders on guard against "the peril of thinking in worldly terms."

Earlier in the week, the pope established a commission to look into the Vatican bank, which has long had a reputation as a largely unregulated financial center ripe for exploitation as a tax haven or even for money laundering. The arrest of Monsignor Nunzio Scarano, along with an Italian financial broker and a former member of an Italian paramilitary police's security agency, highlighted the urgency to ensure that Vatican's financial apparatus is above board.

The Vatican's curia, or bureaucratic administration, is notorious for rivalries among power-seeking factions. Francis received an authoritative show of support Saturday from an Italian cardinal, Velasio de Paolis, a retired chief of the Vatican's finance department.

The Vatican "must clean house," the cardinal told Rome daily Il Messaggero in an interview. "Pope Francis is right to insist on this," he was quoted as saying. The pope's reform drive is "valid for all believers, clergy or non-clergy, with a red skullcap or without a red skullcap," de Paolis said, referring to the crimson headgear that cardinals wear.

De Paolis added that "churchmen ought to be saints, but sometimes they are not." Referring to the pope's determination to clean up the Vatican bank, de Paolis said of Francis: "He's not ingenuous, he knows that the church must have wealth to help those who don't have it. "
Since cardinals elected Francis as pope in March, the pontiff, a Jesuit from Argentina, has eschewed showy symbols of Vatican wealth, refusing, among other decisions, to reside in the Apostolic Palace. He lives in a hotel on the Vatican grounds, and except for religious ceremonies, wears a simple white cassock instead of fancy robes.

Use Mobile Phone While Driving And Go To Jail, FRSC Warns

A newly adopted strategy by the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) will ensure that any person caught using their mobile handsets while driving, would no longer be fined as was the practice but immediately charged to court and jailed.

The Corp Marshal of FRSC, Mr. Osita Chidoka also added that other previously fined offences like speed driving, dangerous overtaking and overloading would now attract court action.

Mr. Chidoka, who was speaking at a press conference in Abuja, said the new measures are part of a newly launched campaign to bring down the rising incidences of road crashes in the country.

The policy also mandates commercial bus drivers to install speed limit devices in their vehicles so they henceforth should not exceed 100km per hour.

Tinubu’s criticism of Akala, Ladoja vindicates us- Oyo ACN

Tinubu’s criticism of Akala, Ladoja vindicates us, says Oyo ACN

The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Oyo State chapter, has said that the statement credited to former governor of Lagos State and leader of the party, Senator Bola Tinubu, that the duo of ex-governors Rashidi Ladoja and Adebayo Alao-Akala were “rotten and reactionary” was a confirmation of its previous statements that the duo do not deserve the current Oyo State.
this was made known  in a release issued by the Publicity Secretary, Mr. Dauda Kolawole.
According to the party, the two Oyo ex-governors and their parties, the Accord Party and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), can only thrive in an ambience of thuggery and violence, which the current ACN-led government had effectively re-written to “development-oriented politics.”
“Senator Tinubu merely underscored what we had always been shouting out to the world, that in a New Oyo State where violence, thuggery and politics of brickbats have no place, none of these two former governors can compete effectively. If it were the pre-2011 Oyo State where they had a competitive edge in violence, it would have been a different ball game but now, what we talk about in our state is politics of development and not how many thugs you have behind you,” said the ACN.
While berating former governor Ladoja for forgetting so soon all that Senator Tinubu did for him during his period of travails when he was illegally and unfairly impeached and was ran out of town by the same set of people he is hobnobbing with today, the ACN said this was a reflection of the chameleon politics that the former governor was renowned for.
“We recollect that when all friends turned to foes for Senator Ladoja, it was Asiwaju whom he turned to. They planned to kill him and have his intestines for dinner. Tinubu came to his rescue and spirited him out of Ibadan and at the same time offered him shelter and comfort in Lagos. He was a recipient of the renowned goodwill and large heart of the former Lagos State governor until he was returned to office. How would this same man repay him with evil?” the ACN asked.
The party said that the convergence of the who-is-who of society in Ibadan on Tuesday for the commissioning of three landmark projects of the Ajimobi administration was a testament to the developmental politics that was ongoing in Oyo State.
“It is no longer the politics of how many Eleweomos you have, which of the political parties Tokyo is supporting or whom Auxiliary is supporting. It is the politics of who has impacted more in the lives of the people. Our people, having tasted the immeasurable developmental initiatives of the Ajimobi government in the last two years are like the proverbial woman who has tasted the home of two husbands. They know where their breads are better buttered between the two ex-governors and the Ajimobi government,” said the party.   
While urging Governor Ajimobi not to rest on his oars, the ACN said that if Ajimobi could repeat his performance level in the second half of his tenure, the masses of Oyo State would begin to stone those who administered them for eight barren years.
“We are getting to that level now where the people of the state, having seen what is going on, would demand why the previous eight years were barren. We pity the architects of those unproductive years because the days of reckoning are coming presently,” the party said.

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Is this the face of the mystery 18- year- old who won 22 million pound jackpot ?

Teenager Euromillions winner: Is this mystery 18-year-old who landed £22m jackpot?

Posing in front of a fleet of supercars worth twice as much as an average family home, he seems to have it all

But for a man who thinks nothing of showing off his seemingly vast wealth on social media, Aleem was yesterday at pains to stress he was NOT the mystery teenager who scooped £22million on the Euromillions lottery last March – even though his family and friends insist the exact opposite.
Aleem took to Twitter yesterday to deny he had landed the massive windfall, which would make him the biggest teen lottery winner in Britain.
A £22million victory would more than double the £9,736,000 netted by self-proclaimed King of Chavs Michael Carroll – who won aged 19 but blew his fortune on drink and drugs.
So far, teen winners include Callie Rogers, of Cumbria, who won £1.9million in 2003 aged 16, and Ianthe Fullagar, also from Cumbria, who scooped more than £7million on the Euro­Millions in 2008 aged 18.
Tracey Makin, of Glengormley, Co Antrim, was another young Lottery winner, scooping £1million aged 16 in 1998.
But adamant he had not joined the club, Aleem insisted on Twitter yesterday: “I haven’t won £22million, I wish I did.”

Aleem Iqbal
Denial: Aleem Iqbal insists he's NOT the lottery winner

Visitors to Aleem’s Facebook page are greeted by an image of the youngster in a bowtie and dinner jacket saluting in a Rolls-Royce bearing the ­registration plate: “1 ORD”.
He also boasts of his cars and wrote: “I got 99 ­problems and choosing which colour Lamborghini Aventador to drive today is one!”
On Twitter he called himself “Lord Aleem”, but insisted he only used the name to plug his YouTube channel.
He wrote: “In no way does the name refer to god or me trying to think I’m god.
"I have the number plate ‘1 ORD’ which reads Lord and people seem to get the wrong idea”.

The teen, who lives with his family in Solihull, Birmingham, was recently fined £95 after being caught using his mobile at the wheel of a £300,000 Rolls-Royce Phantom.
Dad Saleem Iqbal runs Platinum Executive Travel, which hires out Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini, Ferrari and Bentley models.
Saleem said of his son, who had been driving his own car and not a company vehicle at the time: “He was driving and was on his mobile phone, that’s it really.
"He’s a young man. He’ll learn in time.”
At a hearing before Solihull magistrates on June 13, Nichola Purches, prosecuting, said: “He accepts he was using his mobile phone. He said he was asking his father for directions.”
Aleem admitted using a mobile phone while driving. He was fined and given three points.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Tourists stuck on Chinese roller coaster for 2 hours

Tourists stuck on Chinese roller coaster for 2 hours

Tourists stuck on Chinese roller coaster for 2 hours
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CHANGZHOU CITY, China - Investigations were under way into a roller coaster breakdown which left eleven tourists suspended in the air before being rescued by emergency services, China's state broadcaster CCTV reported.
The incident occurred at noon on Friday at the World Joyland Theme Park in east China's Changzhou City in Jiangsu Province.
The "Skyloop" began its journey, vertically, up the track but 30m from the ground, the thrill ride suddenly and unexpectedly stopped.
The 11 riders were left trapped, unable to get out of their seats, left staring at the sky.
The Changzhou Wujin Fire Brigade were alerted immediately.
"We opened the safety bars on the seats manually before bringing the tourists to safety one by one," said Tang Xiaorong, deputy director of the Changzhou Wujin Fire Brigade.
Two hours later, all eleven tourists were freed. And although visibly shaken, no one was injured CCTV reported.
Xu Yingjie, president of the World Joyland Theme Park, told local media that the ride was up to date in terms of the legal safety checks and was certified until September 19, 2013.

State of emergency declared in Malaysia

State of emergency declared in MalaysiaState of emergency declared in Malaysia

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia has declared a state of emergency in two southern districts after smog triggered by forest fires in Indonesia reached hazardous levels.
The coastal towns of Muar and Ledang are in shutdown, and residents have been advised to stay indoors.
Air pollution has also worsened in the capital, Kuala Lumpur, shrouding its landmark Petronas Towers in hazy smoke.
Malaysia's environment minister is to meet his Indonesian counterpart on Wednesday to discuss the problem.
Smog has become an annual problem in Malaysia, but this is the first time in eight years that a state of emergency has been called, the BBC's Jennifer Pak, in Kuala Lumpur, reports.  
People are angry that the authorities have not been able to address the health hazard, our correspondent says.
Schools closed
Officials on Sunday confirmed the Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) had exceeded 700 in two districts. A reading above 300 indicates that air pollution has reached dangerous levels.
Schools in the region have been ordered to remain closed. Local authorities have distributed face masks to residents.
Even in Kuala Lumpur, where smog levels have so far remained moderate, visibility is now strongly reduced and the smell of thick smoke hangs in the air, correspondents say.
Kuala Lumpur resident Raj Ahmed told the BBC: "You wake up in the morning and you can smell burnt wood - you look out the window and there is constant smog clouding the major landmarks that you would ordinarily see.
"If you go outside, it's like constantly standing close to a small barbecue."
The haze drifted across from Singapore, which has experienced record pollution levels as a result of the fumes originating in Indonesia's Riau province.
The smog is being blamed on illegal land-clearing fires burning near the provincial capital Pekanbaru.
Palm-oil firms - some of which are based in Malaysia and Singapore - have been accused of using slash-and-burn techniques to clear space for their plantations.
Environmental group Greenpeace International said its analysis of Nasa data between 11 and 21 June had "revealed hundreds of fire hotspots in palm oil concessions".
Firefighters in Sumatra are continuing to try to bring the blazes under control.
The issue is likely to feature prominently at a meeting of South-East Asian Nations (Asean) taking place in Brunei next week.
The South East Asia haze in 1997 and 1998 covered Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and the southern Philippines, causing environmental damage and, by some estimates, around $9.3bn (£5.9bn) in economic losses.
Tourist numbers to the region fell sharply, and reports said the smog made around 20 million people ill.
The smoke also contributed to collisions on the roads and at sea, and a number of air disasters were blamed on poor visibility.

See the best Hotel and Resort in South West , Nigeria

Jojein Hotel and Resort, Akure: Best conference centre in South-West?

  • Written by  Wale Ojo-Lanre and Remi Oladoye  
  • Wednesday, 26 June 2013  Jojein Hotel and Resorts : Best in South West ? (6 photos)

    Jojein Hotel and Resort, Akure: Best conference centre in South-West? Written by Wale Ojo-Lanre Wednesday, 26 June 2013 00:00 font size Print Email Rate this item 1 2 3 4 5 (0 votes) раскрутка сайтов IT surely must be. Hospitality buyers who have travelled round the South – West states of Ondo, Oyo, Ogun, Ekiti and Osun even up to Kwara have concluded that judging from all parameters; this hotel seems to be the best. To them, it is not a matter of being careless with words or being flippant or exaggerating, but a reality of what they have seen and experienced in the hotel which they could not find elsewhere in the South–West. They raised some posers to support and authenticate their argument on this! Can you point out a hotel in the whole of the South West states in Nigeria, which apart from the rooms could boast, of a football pitch, lawn tennis court, volleyball, hand ball and squash courts with an Olympic size double swimming pool together with a zoological garden, horse stable? Can you also fish out a hotel which harbors the above rare facilities with a 74-bed accommodation of different categories, a hall which can conveniently sit 1000 guests, with enough parking space and other two halls which can accommodate 500 and 250 guests respectively? Also, the same hotel parades a first class gymnastic centre with all necessary equipment, a sauna with the latest facilities for bath, a beauty parlor, a massage centre with automatic machines and a first grade unisex hairdressing centre. You cannot find this brand of extreme hospitality colony in Ekiti, which is the armoury of intellectual minds in the South West nor in Ogun State which prides itself as the “ Gateway to civilisation” neither has such a first class hotel been planted in Osun, the Home of Virtue and not even in Oyo with its history of having the lucky of hosting most of the first ever monuments in Nigeria! This is a fact. Interestingly, this paragon of hospitality empire christened Jojein Hotel Resort and Conference Centre is located in Akure, Ondo State. The sprawling edifice is not hidden in a remote enclave that may be difficult for buyers of hospitality to locate rather; the owner secured about 15 hectares of land on which the dream resort is planted along Oba – Ile Road, a few metres to Fiwasaye Grammar School, Akure. Either during the day or night time, one’s eyes cannot miss feeding itself with the array of beautiful garden light poles, which run to a hundred and fitted on the parking lot in front of the hotel building with some having the solar panels fixed on the top looking like Vietnamese with their traditional hat at day time which turns colourful at night. Bearing in mind that the availability of a sprawling edifice and sophisticated facilities cannot bring the desired service, the management of the hotel carefully recruited the right crop of staff vast in the act handling of guests noticeable right from the gate of the hotel being manned by private and regular armed personnel. Parking space The well spaced out parking lot beautified with horticultural effect on the space bar, will endear the hotel to a first time guest as it has more parking space than required bearing in mind the possibility of having its three halls occupied simultaneously. Except the staff at the door offers compliments and welcome you in, no one needs to fight , or pull or push the entrance door which automatically swings open prompting to the reception. The Reception There is no way a guest would not be overwhelmed with the luxurious setting of the reception. It is not the kiosk-like welcome port commonly found in most hotels in Nigeria. It is well structured, designed, portioned and swashed with exquisite fixtures and fitting which are out of this world, the likes of which you can find in any Intercontinental 5 – star furnished to taste. The owner definitely must have a robust sense of history and art as this reflected in his generous fitting of expensive art works and historical memorabilia at different parts of the hotel. The first expression of an undying love for those who have contributed to the development of the society through their callings are the pictures of nationalists hung on the left hand wall while entering the reception. They include Nelson Mandela, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Ken Saro Wiwa, Christopher Okigbo, Mariam Makeba, Professor Wole Soyinka, Albert Einstein, Steve Wonders, Mahatma Ghandi and Chief Obafemi Awolowo among others. A tour of the reception exposed the dynamism injected into the construction of Jojein Hotel having in mind the need to satisfy the dying quest of the patrons. Thus, for seamless interaction of guests and staff in relation pristine service and excellence, the reception is divided into functional cubicles of waiting lounge, front office, managers corner, restaurant, bar, meeting place, daily needs shop, beauty parlor, salon all stocked with befitting furniture and facilities needed for the required services. Within the reception, one can have almost all the services; it is a matter of moving from one lofty cubicle to the other. Wi- Fi facility Jojein Hotel specifically targets the business and development interest of the patrons in mind ab initio. Hence, it is making available business and conference enhancing facilities and fittings. This is probably the only hotel where a guest does not need to beg any staff or manager for the password if in need of a wifi services. One is automatically connected provided one’s Bluetooth device is active free of charge. Outdoor facilities One may think that the beauty of Jojein Hotel and Resort Centre starts and ends at the enclosed super reception, this could be a wrong assumption going by the outdoor facilities located at the back of the hotel being a resort centre. Indeed, resort and conference buyers cannot have another avenue best suited for their programmes and events other than Jojein. At the back of the magnificent edifice lays mufti-fun arena decked with three different bars all stocked with exotic drinks and liquors, five stress banishing comers, a zoological garden with different animals and birds like ostriches, baboons, squirrels, water hog, pigeons, ducks, and others. Complimenting this is the horse stable where about six horses grazed gracefully. There also are the football pitch, long tennis court, hand ball, squash, volley ball and a large recreation arena fully equipped for the kids. Not yet done, the back of the hotel also harbours a twin Olympic-size swimming pool with all the paraphernalia for those who want to have fun as well train for intercontinental competitions. This swimming arcade is also blessed with a pool bar. Beside the swimming pool is an exotic Intercontinental African bar fitted with all ornamental and discotheque facilities designed to banish stress and boredom. The setting of the bar is perfectly handled to take care of over 200 guests at a time with each one leaving fully satisfied. Connecting to the bar that also links the swimming pool is the bodybuilding and flesh managing gym, which parades best equipment and items one can think of and made available for guests use. The Rooms Having taken care of the relaxation centre indoors and outdoors, Jojein Hotel accommodation faculties can be described as the forte of utmost comfort. The owner displays and translates his penchant for posh, cozy, luxuries, splendour, standard, quality and the need to make available that rare thing that could make a buyer forget his home inside the rooms. Just think of it, is it the keyless infrared opening doors. Is it the glistering furniture and the golden fittings? Is it the cubicle bath of exceptional design or the Jacuzzi, which are planted in some of the rooms? Alternatively, should one talk about the in – room bar, safe, five towels, slippers and abundant toiletries which include toothpaste and brush? Should one talk about the therapeutic beds, linen beddings, soft pillows, duvet, electronics, Plasma TV, lamps, and the sofa All the rooms are configured with one thing in mind- absolute comfort and satisfaction and it was achieved. The ambassadorial and the presidential suites are packed full and fitted only for those who are not only ambassadorial in taste and choice, but those who want to experience the presidential treatment. While the presidential suite comes with extra three rooms, the ambassadorial has two, each with kitchenette that befits the status. Food matters Realising that having all these facilities without getting the best culinary services is vain, Jojein recruited four chefs who are not only experts in intercontinental dishes, but gurus in the art of dishing various local menus. These experts are always eager to display their mastery of preparing any menu to the delight of patrons and buyers. Conference and Events Centre Gani Fawehinmi, Akpabio meeting halls Having successfully fashioned out comfort zones for lodgers, sport and fun loving guests, Jojein carefully created another avenue for conferences and events sellers and buyers with the construction of three distinctive halls named after late Chief Gani Fawehinmi and Governor of Akwa Ibom, Chief Godswill Akpabio. While Chief Fawehinmi Hall can sit 1000 guests in any social setting, Governor Akpabio’s Hall can pave room for 700 while the third hall will take 250. In addition, for those having events for smaller number of people, all the halls are constructed with hall divider option, thus, collapsed to fit any capacity of small group meetings. Security Apart from the security personnel on ground, the hotel is covered with scientific security recorders, which are not made known to guests, as the management believes that extra security should be secretive. However, the hotel is manned by staff who are not only trained to be honest, enthusiastic, pleasant and sincere but have proved to be honest going by a testimony of Mr Adebiyi Aderibigbe, CEO, Image Perfect Consulting, Port Harcourt who sent a note of gratitude to the management of the hotel. “Having a bunch of staff who displayed rare honesty when I forgot my Samsung Galaxy (mini) in the room where I slept when I came on a business visit to Akure. “I was surprised when I called to just inquire a week later only to be told after asking for information to prove the ownership of the set from me that the said phone has been deposited with the manager of the hotel. And I was happy when I came here and picked up my phone.” According to the Manager, Jojein Hotel, Babatunde Oguntonade, “ We are happy vending the best services here in Akure to those wonderful buyers who desire the best of hospitality services. “We have not only the best of the facilities and environment, but we parade the best staff in the sector who knows what hospitality vending means and entails and we are here to serve you.” The tale of Jojein Hotel cannot be succinctly scribbled here perfectly as it may appear that one is conjuring what is not but a curious mind just need to step out and feel the breeze of one of the best tourism resorts ever planted in Nigeria and located in Akure. It is one hotel specially constructed, designed and where almost all facilities of comfort are made available wrapping it with excellent and prompt service which one might have never experienced in any part of the South-West states. It is real and beyond marketing strategy Jojein Hotel and Resort Haven, Akure Is It!

Garuda Indonesia Named 'World's Best Economy Class 2013'

Garuda Indonesia Named 'World's Best Economy Class 2013' Airline by Skytrax at Paris Airshow

- n line with the successful of its continuous service improvement and on-going business transformation through the "Quantum Leap 2011-2015" program, Garuda Indonesia was again awarded by an international institution. After winning the title "The World's Best Regional Airline" last year, Garuda Indonesia was named "The World's Best Economy Class" by Skytrax - London, on Tuesday, June 18.

In addition to being voted "The World's Best Economy Class", Garuda was also named "The World's Best Economy Class Seats" and ranked the eighth place in "The World's Top 10 Airlines" by Skytrax. The awards presentation took place during the biggest air show in the world, the Paris Air Show 2013. The awards were presented by CEO of Skytrax Edward Plaisted and CNN's foremost international business correspondent and presenter Richard Quest to President and CEO of Garuda Indonesia Emirsyah Satar in the Hall de la Cocarde, Air & Space Museum, Paris.

President and CEO of Garuda Indonesia Emirsyah Satar said that winning the "The World's Best Economy Class" award this year was the result of hard work and commitment from all Garuda Indonesia employees to deliver the best service to the customer. Last year, Garuda Indonesia was ranked the fourth place in "The Top Five Economy Class Airline", after Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, and Asiana Airlines, and the eleventh place in "The World's Top Airlines" by Skytrax. 

"Thanks to the strong commitment from the management and employees to deliver the best, Garuda Indonesia's performance is being more and more recognized globally; and this serves as a motivation for us to better serve our customers and to continuously improve our performance through the 'Quantum Leap 2011 - 2015'," he added.

Both awards were given to Garuda based on a global customer satisfaction survey conducted by Skytrax of 18 million passengers from 100 different countries between July 2011 and June 2012. The survey, carried out since July 2012 till June 2013, targeted more than 200 domestic and leading world airlines and measured 38 aspects about the airline's products and services.

With the arrival of two Boeing 777-300ER aircraft early in July 2013 and others two aircraft by the end of 2013, Garuda Indonesia will soon launch a "First Class" service. Garuda will operate the "state-of-the art" Boeing 777-300ER to serve the Jakarta - Jeddah route early in July and the Sydney - Jakarta - London route towards the end of 2013.

The "First Class" service comes complete with "Chef on Board" serving "Fine Dining" and catering to passengers requests at an altitude of more than 35.000 feet, and "In-flight Connectivity" to enable passengers to continue their business activities during flight or access their favorite entertainment, such as live soccer games in the sports channel.

As the airline continues its company transformation and fleet development program, in 2013 Garuda Indonesia will welcome 24 new aircraft, consisting of four Boeing 777-300 ER, three Airbus A330, ten Boeing 737-800NG, and seven Bombardier CRJ1000 NextGen. Through the "Quantum Leap 2011 - 2015" program, by the year 2015 Garuda Indonesia will operate as many as 194 aircraft, from the current total of 112 aircraft.

About PT Garuda Indonesia (Persero) Tbk.

Garuda Indonesia is the flag carrier of Indonesia and serves as a full service airline. Garuda Indonesia currently operates 82 aircrafts and serves 33 domestic and 18 international destinations in Asia (Regional Southeast Asia, Middle East, China, Japan and South Korea), Australia, and Europe (The Netherlands). As a result of its concern to safety, Garuda Indonesia received IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) as proves that the airline has fulfilled global best practice in safety and security procedures.

Apart from the main business as full service airline, Garuda Indonesia Group also consists of Strategic Business Unit (SBU) and Subsidiaries. The SBUs are Garuda Cargo and Garuda Medical Center. The subsidiaries are PT Citilink Indonesia as Low Cost Carrier (LCC); PT Aerowisata (hotel, ground transportation, travel agent and catering); PT Abacus Distribution Systems Indonesia (global distribution system); PT Aero System Indonesia/Asyst (provider of IT services for the travel and transportation industry), and PT Garuda Maintenance Facility or known as GMF AeroAsia (aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul).

See the face of a mum who tortured her son to death !

Rebecca Shuttleworth: Monster mum jailed for life for murder of toddler son who died with 37 bruises and tear in stomach

The vile mum tortured little Keanu Williams, two, for months before fatally battering him in the two days leading up to his death
Shocking: Keanu Williams was just two when he died
Shocking: Keanu Williams was just two when he died
A vile mum who beat her toddler son to death after she duped social workers into believing she was a caring parent has been jailed for life.
Rebecca Shuttleworth tortured little Keanu Williams, two, for months before fatally battering him in the two days leading up to his death.
The 25-year-old was today jailed for life with a minimum of 18 years for
Meanwhile she had attended parenting classes and appeared to be an “attentive” mother.
A case review is expected to probe failures by agencies responsible for child protection.
Devious Shuttleworth told doctors Keanu, nicknamed Kiwi, had suffered a heart attack after his lifeless body was found at her boyfriend Luke Southerton’s flat in Ward End, Birmingham.
But a postmortem uncovered a catalogue of injuries that suggested a long period of torture – including 37 bruises and a fist-sized tear in the tot’s stomach, the trial jury was told.

Tests on Keanu’s battered body found he died from internal bleeding and had been repeatedly struck with a stick or rod over a 48-hour period.The tragic toddler also had a fractured skull and bite marks over his body.
Shuttleworth had blamed Southerton for inflicting the fatal injuries on her son when she left him with Keanu for a few hours on January 9, 2011.
But a jury of four men and seven women found her guilty of murder yesterday after almost three days of ­deliberations.
She was also convicted of one charge of cruelty to another child who cannot be named for legal reasons.
Judge Mr Justice Spencer, who also passed concurrent sentences for child cruelty totalling four years, told Shuttleworth: "The jury have convicted you of the brutal murder of your two-year-old son.
"He was a defenceless child and it was your duty to protect him. Instead you beat him so severely he died a lingering death from his injuries a day or so later.
"You have also been convicted of cruelty by failing to summon the medical aid he so badly needed."
Paying tribute to Keanu, the judge added: "He was a delightful little boy described as a real character, a little entertainer who remained cheerful despite everything.
"Joyful was the word that more than one witness used to describe him - he was a favourite at nursery as well as within the family.
"His death has left a void in many live which will never be filled."
Southerton, 32, was cleared of murder but convicted of child cruelty.
He was handed a nine-month suspended sentence and ordered to do 200 hours unpaid work for one count of child cruelty.