Saturday, September 21, 2013

PHOTO: John Obi Mikel broke long scoring duck, stretching over 250 games

Chelsea returned to winning ways with a 2-0 victory over Fulham at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues came into the game on the back of defeats to Everton and Basel, and for a long chunk of the contest the frustration looked set to continue.
Samuel Eto’o flashed a shot wide after beating his marker to a low cross, while Eden Hazard was denied what looked a penalty by referee Andre Marriner following a tangle with Sascha Riether.
Darren Bent had a big chance to make the Chelsea natives extremely restless when breaking in on goal, but he shot tamely at Petr Cech.
Chelsea wandered down the tunnel at the break to the sound of boos from a section of the Stamford Bridge faithful, but they eased the tension with a goal on 52 minutes.
Andre Schurrle beat Riether before whipping in a cross. Fulham keeper David Stockdale failed to collect, and the ball fell to Oscar who stroked it into the empty net.
The points were sealed five minutes from time when John Obi Mikel broke his long scoring duck, which stretched over 250 games, when volleying home after John Terry had nodded a corner into his path.

Nigeria's President, Goodluck Jonathan Appoints Onyeka Onwenu

Legendary Nigeria music star, Onyeka Onwenu has received an appointment from President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. The 'One Love' crooner has now joined the exclusive list of entertainers serving in the administration of Mr President; KOK, Bongus Ekwe.
Onyeka was appointed to take charge of the National Centre for Women Development, Abuja as the Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer. 
She has since resumed duties as her appointment took effect September 13, 2013.
Onyeka was born on May 17, 1961 in Onitsha, Anambra State. She was formerly the Chairperson of the Imo State Council for Arts.

Kim Kardashian enjoys romantic dinner with Kanye West in Beverly Hills

She’s maintained a surprisingly low profile since giving birth to her daughter North in June. 

However, Kim Kardashian broke her self-imposed publicity ban to attend dinner with her partner, Kanye West, in Beverly Hills on Friday. 

The 32-year-old blonde bombshell and Kanye, 36, made an outing to the newly opened Hakkasan where they enjoyed a low-key double date with rapper Tyga and his girlfriend Blac Chyna. 

No doubt Kim and Blac Chyna will have had plenty to talk about as both are the girlfriends and ‘baby mamas’ of high profile rappers.

Kim looked stunning for her outing, choosing cropped white trousers and a white top along with a soft pink coat  which perfectly matched her newly-blonde tresses. 

Nude sandals and a matching large bag completed her look. 

However, Kanye was more casual in ripped jeans, a T-shirt and boots. 

Since giving birth Kim is said to have been working with celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson on getting back into shape.

Speaking about Kim's weight loss Tracy told E! News recently: 'She's a gorgeous woman. I think the reason why the weight is coming off is because she's very connected. I went and met little North and Kim's really taking it in stride.

'She's really connected to the baby, which is what's important. She's focused on the baby and nursing and taking her time.'

However, Tracy also told Us Weekly shortly after the birth that Kim was feeling 'relaxed' towards losing weight.

And she certainly seems to be in no rush to get back into her skimpy outfits.

Meanwhile, it was recently reported that Kim and Kanye are planning to take their daughter on the road to support the rapper during the North American leg of his The Yeezus Tour next month.

A source told website Radar: 'Nori will be back at the hotel. The new parents don't want her to be exposed to a lot of people, and random strangers.

'Kim thinks she and the baby will remain with Kanye throughout the North American leg.

Friday, September 20, 2013

PHOTO: When Nature Runs Out Of Paint: All-White Animals

Albino Zebra

Albino Gorilla

Albino Softshell Turtle

White Peacock

Albino Snake

Albino Frog

Albino Crow

Given the millions of different shades of color that we see in nature, it’s no wonder that, once in a while, nature might simply run out of paint. Perhaps this is why pure-white animals leave such a strong impression on us. Some of them look like ghostly spirit animals. Others, like albino whales or moose, are lonely one-in-a-million albinos with striking, unexpected appearances.

PHOTO: Breathtaking Supercell Storm

These aren’t invading alien ships or volcanic explosions – they’re supercell thunderstorms forming in the U.S.A’s tornado alley. These shots of hail-producing, tornado-generating, thundering super storms were taken this summer by Slovenian storm chaser Marko Korosec.
Storm chasers like Korosec often gather in the central U.S., where the moist warm air from the Gulf of Mexico meets with the cold, dry air from the Rockies and creates the perfect conditions for tornadoes and super-storms. Many storm chasers have specially-equipped vehicles with sensors that help them track the developing storms and, should the need arise, avoid their wrath. These storms bring high winds, dangerous hail and frequent lightning strikes, and they often form tornadoes. Their unique shape forms owing to cyclone-like storms, called mesocyclones, spinning in their centers.

Korosec shot the storms during a 26-day expedition in the U.S. over the summer. He encountered them in the states of Texas, Kansas and Colorado. He spent at least an hour near each storm, and made sure never to get closer than a kilometer to the storms. “I usually observe storms in as safe a position as possible, to avoid any dangerous conditions which could cause us damage or to the vehicle. Storm chasing usually means a lot of moving around, remaining in one position for some time and then moving when storm gets closer,” the storm chaser told Daily Mail.


1. Aquarium Bed

2. Chandelier That Turns Your Room into a Forest

3. Indoor-Outdoor Pool

4. Spiral Staircase Slide

5. Fusion Dining And Pool Table

6. Under-stairs Storage

7. Swing Set Table

8. Ping Pong Door

9. Walk-In Pool

10. Fire Pit Table

PHOTO: Kim Kardashian Shows Off Her Slim Post-Baby Body In Casual Outfit

Kim stepped out to City Hall in Los Angeles on Sept. 18 showing off major post-baby weight loss in a casual, low-key style. What do YOU think of her toned-down style and fit physique?

Kim Kardashian can certainly rock a chambray shirt! The new mama is embracing a new laid-back vibe in her dressing, and she is showing off some serious post-baby weight loss! Just three months after giving birth to daughter North West, Kim looks phenomenal.

Kim Kardashian Post Baby Body — Shows Off Slim Figure In Casual Outfit

12 WAYS TO PROCRASTINATE, Do you see yourself?

Angela Liao, the comic illustrator behind 20px, came up with and depicted 12 different categories of procrastinators. Do you recognize yourself?


The greatest derby ever?

It's exactly four years to the day since our 4-3 win over Manchester City in 2009, a game dubbed by Sir Alex Ferguson as "the best derby of all time”.
That’s a bold claim, but let’s look at the evidence. Even the build-up hinted that something special was in the offing, with the Blues having gone berserk in the transfer market, most notably signing Carlos Tevez after two years at United. That City were managed by a Red legend in the shape of Mark “Sparky” Hughes only added to a heady cocktail.

When Gareth Barry equalised Wayne Rooney’s early opener, the pattern was set for a see-saw afternoon that saw the Blues peg United back every time the Reds took the lead – until the most dramatic conclusion imaginable.

Craig Bellamy bagged his second goal on the stroke of 90 minutes to level the match at 3-3, but United were not done yet. Ryan Giggs had rolled back the years with an outstanding display all afternoon, and the Welsh wizard had one more trick up his sleeve in stoppage time.

Michael Owen, on as a substitute, was found with a pinpoint pass and his clinical finish past City stopper Shay Given sent Red fans at Old Trafford and around the world into ecstasy.

There have been some dramatic derbies since, including more late match-winners, but this was arguably the best of the lot.

Hey! Picconeers, What do you think?

PHOTO: Forbes 2013 World's Highest Paid Athlethes

The World's Highest-Paid Athletes

Athletes from 11 sports and 23 countries made the cut for Forbes’ 2013 look at the world’s 100 highest-paid athletes. Our earnings figures include salaries, bonuses, prize money, appearance fees, as well as licensing and endorsement income for the 12 months between June 1, 2012 and June 1, 2013. We do not include investment income or deduct for taxes and agents’ fees.

#1 Tiger Woods

#2 Roger Federer

Total Earnings: $71.5 million
Salary/winnings: $6.5 million
Endorsements: $65 million

Federer has the most impressive endorsement portfolio in sports, with 10 sponsors that collectively pay him more than $40 million annually, including long-term deals with Nike, Rolex, Wilson and Credit Suisse. The newest addition is champagne brand Moet & Chandon, which signed Federer to a five-year deal at the end of 2012. Federer’s income surged after a barnstorming exhibition tour of South America that netted him $14 million for six events. Federer is widely perceived as the greatest tennis player ever. He holds the records for most singles Grand Slam wins (17) and career prize money ($77 million).

#3 Kobe Bryant

Total earnings: $61.9 million
Salary/winnings: $27.9 million
Endorsements: $34 million

Bryant had the highest salary in the NBA for the third straight year during the 2012-13 season. His $27.85 million salary is $7 million higher than any other player. Bryant made the All-NBA first team for the eighth straight year this season and passed Wilt Chamberlain for fourth on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. Bryant is still a huge draw, particularly overseas where he had the NBA’s best-selling jersey during the 2011-12 season. This year Bryant added Hublot to his endorsement roster, which already included Nike, Coca-Cola, Turkish Airlines, Lenovo, Panini and Mercedes-Benz.

#4 LeBron James

Total Earnings: $59.8 million
Salary/winnings: $17.8 million
Endorsements: $42 million

King James had a memorable 2012 as he won his first NBA title, third MVP Award and a second Olympic Gold Medal. He joined an exclusive group of four Hall of Famers with his fourth MVP Award after the 2012-13 season. James is the NBA's biggest endorsement star, thanks to deals with Nike, McDonald's, Coca-Cola, Samsung and others. Sales of his signature Nike shoes rose 50% to $300 million in the U.S. during 2012, according to research firm SportsOneSource. He outsold his nearest NBA competitor by a 6-to-1 margin in the U.S.

#5 Drew Brees

Total Earnings: $51 million
Salary/winnings: $40 million
Endorsements: $11 million

Brees signed a five-year, $100 million contract extension in July 2012 with the New Orleans Saints that included a $37 million signing bonus. Brees was rewarded for six Pro Bowl selections and a Super Bowl title since he joined the Saints in 2006. Brees is one of the NFL’s most successful pitchmen with a dozen endorsement deals, including Nike, Procter & Gamble, Verizon Wireless, PepsiCo and Wrangler. His foundation, Brees Dream Foundation, has contributed $17 million to charitable causes and academic institutions in New Orleans, San Diego and West Lafayette/Purdue communities.

#6 Aaron Rodgers

Total Earnings: $49 million
Salary/winnings: $43 million
Endorsements: $6 million

Aaron Rodgers was arguably the NFL’s best player over the past two seasons, leading the NFL in passer rating and throwing 84 touchdowns and only 14 interceptions. This year he finally got the contract to match. Rodgers signed a five-year, $110 million deal in April that made him the highest-paid player in the NFL on an annual basis. It included a $35 million signing bonus and $62.5 million in the first three years of the deal. Rodgers is one of the top-paid football guys in the Nike stable and his “Discount Double Check” commercials for State Farm are a national hit.

#7 Phil Mickelson

Total Earnings: $48.7 million 
Salary/winnings: $4.7 million 
Endorsements: $44 million

Mickelson was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame last year, reflecting a stellar career that includes 41 PGA victories (ninth all-time), $70 million in career prize money (second all-time) and four major titles (tied for second-most during the past 20 years). Mickelson earns more than $30 million annually from endorsement partners: Callaway, Barclay's, KPMG, Exxon, Rolex and Amgen/Pfizer. He picked up a deal to promote psoriatic arthritis drug Enbrel after he was diagnosed with the disease in 2010 and used the drug for his treatment.

#8 David Beckham

Total Earnings: $47.2 million 
Salary/winnings: $5.2 million 
Endorsements: $42 million

Beckham announced his retirement from soccer after a five-month stay at Paris Saint-Germain, where Becks won his tenth league title to put a bow on his decorated 21-year career. Beckham donated his $5.3 million salary at PSG to a children’s charity. He can afford it. The British icon banked $42 million from commercial endorsements with sponsors like Adidas, Coty, H&M, Sainsbury’s, Samsung and his newest partner, Breitling. Beckham will be busy in retirement. He signed a multi-year deal to become an ambassador for the Chinese Super League, a role which will see him make three trips in 2013 to the country and play an exhibition game. He also plans to buy an MLS team, a contractual right he was granted when he joined the league in 2007.

#9 Cristiano Ronaldo

Total Earnings: $44 million 
Salary/winnings: $23 million 
Endorsements: $21 million

Ronaldo was runner-up in 2012 in voting for the world's best player of the year after notching 60 goals in 55 games. Contract extension talks with Real Madrid stalled prior to the start of the 2012-13 season over the player's share in his image rights. He currently splits them 60-40 with the club, known for usually taking 50% of a player's rights. The Portuguese winger has a lot at stake -- he currently earns nearly half of his $44 million income from sponsors. His current contract with Real runs through the 2014-15 season.

#10 Lionel Messi

Total Earnings: $41.3 million 
Salary/winnings: $20.3 million 
Endorsements: $21 million

After scoring 91 goals in all competitions last year to break a 40-year-old world record held by Gerd Muller, Messi won FIFA’s world player of the year award for a record fourth year in a row. Barcelona rewarded the 25-year old who started his career as a youth at the club with a record contract extension through 2018 that will pay him more than $20 million annually. Adidas launched his icon signature line in 2013. It is only the second time the company has done so for one of its brand ambassadors (the first was with David Beckham).

Mario Lopez And Eva Longoria To Host This Year's ALMA Awards!

Mario Lopez and Eva Longoria better start rehearsing an opening shtick because these two are going to be hosting the ALMA awards on Friday, September 27th!
The awards show honors members of the Latino community who have made significant contributions to the entertainment industry, with Robert Rodrgiuez, Rosario Dawson, and Carlos Santana winning big awards this year.
We cannot WAIT to see what kind of high jinks A. C. Slater and Gabrielle Solis have planned for us! Si!
Maybe they could do a rendition of Mario's On First, Eva's On Second, And Who Cares Who's On Third, We Have Mario Lopez And Eva Longoria!
You know, that timeless classic! Felicidades, you guys! We could not think of a better pair of MCs!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Q & A: Rick Ross talks about Reebok, new music and Jay-Z

ATLANTA -- Even though Rick Ross lost his deal with Reebok this year, the Miami-based rapper continues to sport and promote the sneaker brand.
"I'm still supporting Reebok. I'm still wearing Reebok," he said in an interview last week. "It's nothing more than that. I've been wearing Reebok my whole life. ...Still got nothing but love for Reebok."
The burly, husky-voiced Ross became known for his colorful and heavy lyrics, rapping about the grimy street life, money, luxury cars and women. But the Grammy-nominated performer took things too far on Rocko's song, "U.O.E.N.O," where he raps about giving a woman the drug MDMA, known as Molly, and having his way with her. Petitions were issued by women's groups and rape victims.

PHOTO: Beautiful Kylie Jenner Loves Short-Shorts

Kylie Jenner Loves Short-Shorts: Do You Like Her Style Obsession?

Who wears short shorts? Kylie Jenner! The 16-year-old reality star is obsessed with the trend, donning super short-shorts while running errands and hanging with friends. What do you think of her fashion statement? VOTE.

PHOTO: The Hottest Luxury Cars of 2013

BMW 4-Series Coupe Concept Why it is hot: This is the hot sister to BMW's flagship, the 3-Series sedan. Spy shots show that it has a more graceful roofline and rounder haunches than the staunch 3-Series. The production version will appear at the Geneva show in March.

Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster Why it is hot: Possibly the hottest car I have seen all year, despite that blue paint job. The 700-horsepower drop-top looks even better in person than in photos. The two-piece roof is made entirely of carbon fiber.

Mercedes-Benz CLA Why it is hot: Compact, with four doors. Tuned by the Mercedes performance division, AMG. Also: Kate Upton!

Audi R8Why it is hot: It is a V10, for starters. It looks calm, efficient and domineering in a very self-assured way. It is one of the few bona fide supercars you can use as a daily-driver (a new dual-clutch automatic transmission is available). Every auto critic loves this car. 

Cadillac ATSWhy it is hot: This is Cadillac's attempt at taking down the BMW 3-Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Audi A4 and Lexus IS. The automaker has realized it needs something between the CTS variants that can compete in the sport sedan category. Most importantly: A Corvette-produced V8 will be under the hood. Look for it to be muscle-y and earnest to drive.
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