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Twitter Now Allows Any User Filter Out Hurtful Tweets

Twitter is saying NO to harassment and is allowing everyone choose what they want to see. Users can now choose to limit their notifications to only the people they follow – this doesn’t necessarily stop harassment but puts a limit to how much of that you have to deal with. Once this is put in effect, twitter will automatically block out tweets from strangers including those of them who practice cyber bullying. On the down side, this will make it very difficult for old friends to find you. Once you get a follow back tweet request from people whom you know, it will not be visible from your notification tab.

A second anti-harassment tool is the expanded ability of the twitter quality filter which aims to “improve the quality of Tweets you see by using a variety of signals, such as account origin and behaviour” this way, newly created accounts and accounts involved in suspicious activities will have a limited reach as they will be filtered out of your timeline and notification tabs.

These features aren’t exactly new; they have been in place for years but only to verified profiles. Twitter is basically allowing everyone enjoy the cyber peace and sanity most high-profile celebrities enjoy.

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J.K. Rowling Introduces New Harry Potter Short Story Collection

On the 6th of September, J.K. Rowling; writer of everything Harry Potter is releasing a new world of Wizardry ebooks she calls the “Pottermore Presents”

The collection she calls a treat for fans is a trio that delves deeper into the world of wizadry.

“We’ve learned so much more about the wizarding world this year already. There's the play and script book of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two, and soon there will be even more to discover when Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them lands in cinemas this November.”

The three ebooks will cost $2.99 apiece and would tell untold stories of the characters we loved, hated and settings never fully explained in the books or movies.

THE NEVER ENDING FRANCHISE IS LAUNCHING A NEW COLLECTION OF EBOOKS

Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide dives into Hogwarts as a wizarding school exploring its nooks and crannies.

Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Political and Pesky Poltergeists explores the darker roots of the wizarding world. The problems faced by the Ministry of Magic, the horrors of Azkaban prison and enjoy an entirely new original piece of writing by J.K. Rowling on Horace Slughorn.

Lastly, in Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies, Pottermore shows you the beauty behind Hogwarts; the staff responsible for the wizarding school, a little more to discover about Care of Magical Creatures teacher Silvanus Kettleburn, as well as another new piece of writing from J.K. Rowling on Minerva McGonagall, and her involvement in the second wizarding war.

On the 6th of September, the books will be available on iBooks, Kobo Books, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble for just $2.99 for a piece of the three part collection.

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Women Are Capable

“If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.”- Margaret Thatcher.

In a world full of able men there are tons of unheard able women which is very unfortunate because women get tasks done and are passionate about they do. I am not saying that men do not get things done but the specific task of a woman in the creation story was to be a helper to man. As a helper, she is needed to give strength to man to ensure whatever he sets his mind to do is achieved. This much-cherished helper created by God has now been pushed to the back seat of all walks of life because of some ideologies that measure the strength of a woman by her physical structure and appearance. It is funny how foolish we can be because God himself knew woman’s capability when he created her and now we act like we know more than our creator. This demotion to the back seat by the world and men have made women struggle in different areas of life just to prove the world wrong.

 

 I write this article to emphasize that women are capable. Women are stronger than the world imagines which is why no matter the situation life puts them in, they strive till they achieve victory. Women are world changers and are full of compassion for people which is why they seek to provide help whenever and however they can. They are ambassadors of Christ even though they fall, they know their place in Him. Women are used by God to bring back his Adams and all His children to his kingdom. They are mothers of generations which is why they have the ability to reproduce and train up their children to understand that their lives   not only affects them but also their future generations. Women are passionate and caring which is why they give second chances even at the expense of their well-being. Although this wrong, they cannot be blamed always because their hearts are made to be as soft as a jelly bean.

Women, I believe are capable of doing anything no matter what the world limits them to. Look around the world today, women are taking over political positions, moving the healthcare world, setting high records in the economic field, and leading souls to Christ. Women are called to be flexible and capable of taking up different tasks at the same time. Women are called to be friends, mothers, sisters, lovers, workers, world-changers, healers, and teachers. The world needs women because they have all the world needs to be fruitful and multiply. Anyone who disregards the capabilities of a woman needs to reconsider their thoughts because without women, no one would exist in the world today.

 


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Niyi Akinmolayan Shows Off Craft And Progression With ‘The Arbitration’

The Arbitration tells the story of Gbenga (O.C Ukeje) and his former employee Dara (Adesua Etomi) who had an affair, after the affair ended and Dara leaves the company, she sues Gbenga and accuses him of rape and then an arbitration panel is constituted to find out the truth. The movie boasts of a great cast consisting of O.C Ukeje , Adesua Etomi, Somkele Inyamah, Ireti Doyle, Sola Fosudo and Lota Chukwu E and Gregory Ojefua.

The movie opens with a series of montages and a ‘there are three sides to every story’ caption which will be better understood before the closing credits of the movie. The Arbitration is a legal drama of about 100 minutes that has so many artistic and aesthetic values and aside the story or the plot, the movie in all ramification proved that a group of wonderful actors and very good editing could enchant the audience to sit that long viewing long sessions of serious dialogue, plenty expressions and a little action.

The movie tries to address ‘what rape actually constitutes’ and also educate Nigerians on what an arbitration in contrast to a law court entails. Ireti Doyle (Funlayo Johnson) stole the show in this production with her expressions, diction and grace, Adesua Etomi (Dara) and O.C Ukeje (Gbenga) had a great chemistry as though it was made in heaven; very natural and believable all along. Somkhele Inyamah (Omawunmi Horsefall) who played the inexperienced lawyer also came out in flying colours been that this will count as her first major film to the larger audience, the acting in general was very well put together and believable.

Niyi Akinmolayan (Make a Move, Out of Luck) has actually shown how much of a great director he is with the progression in his movies’ craft potential over time, more like a director that attempts to learn new things and get better with every movie he works on. The soundtracks required an album of its own because it was actually one of the elements that made the movie tick, each well suited and giving life to every scene. The audience can easily tell that a lot of attention was given to the soundtracks and sound editing and anthill studios will surely get all that credit.

VISUALLY, THE ARBITRATION WAS BEAUTIFUL AND THE SOUNDTRACKS, EVEN BETTER

The story was fresh: not quite like anything explored before in Nollywood. ‘The arbitration’ format of judging cases is something many Nigerians are unaware of and ‘the arbitration’ did a good job on the story telling. The pace was fast enough and kicked off from the start. The fact that the screenplay deals a lot with the information technology industry especially and law makes it a tad bit difficult for the everyday viewer to digest but the flow of the story makes it totally impossible to fall asleep or take a bow from the theatre though greater attention was given to the IT aspects of the script compared to the legal side of things: many lawyers will agree.

The highest credit will definitely go to Victoria Akujobi, AMVCA winner for ‘Reflections’ who also did the video editing, this will get nods from Awards next year definitely because at the end of the day, the transitioning and the flow of the montages in the flash backs aside the good performances brought to the table was what did make the audience enjoy the entire movie.    

 

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How Good Is Wale Turner’s Debut Track ‘NO’

Wale Turner, the Nigerian Instagram rapper who has been making underground music for a while now is currently having his 15 minutes of fame but for how long? His new music suggests he is going to be around for a long while.

Following frequent freestyle releases through popular social media platform Instagram, a lot of people have picked up on him as someone to watch out for. This sudden recognition earned him a meeting with Chocolate City and Nigerian icon MI Abaga, and even more recently a collaboration with Pheelz; the producer responsible for majority of the hit rap singles served to us by YBNL.

Just yesterday, he released his first official single to announce himself to the Nigerian music industry. The song titled NO was produced by Pheelz and you can listen or download the track here.

 

No one knows for sure if he YBNL will look into adopting him into the label. If the song shows anything, it is that this is a boy who has a lot of talent and the future for him looks quite promising.

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8 Natural Beauty Tips To Revitalize Your Hair And Skin

It's 2016, and the world is finally embracing Mother Nature and all the wonderful gifts she has to bring. If you’re tired of using the usual chemical beauty products that leave your skin and hair in poor condition, here are some natural beauty tips you can do at home that’ll keep you glowing always.

 

Face Care

Simple Honey Face Mask

Throw away your chemical face mask and get a jar of raw honey. That’s right; all you need is raw unprocessed honey.  Take a tablespoon of honey and spread it on your face, rubbing it in gently. Leave it on for 5-10 minutes then rinse off with warm water. Do this about once a week. This is a great, easy way to get soft, beautiful skin.

Natural black head removal

For clear, black-head free skin all you need is a lemon and some honey. Cut the lemon in to half or preferably into a wedge.  Then place some honey on it. Rub the honey-covered-lemon on your face, emphasize on the areas of concern. Leave on your face for 5 minutes then rinse with cold water.  It’s preferable to this before bed as the lemon makes your skin sensitive to sunlight, so you really don’t want to go out in the sun after you’ve done this.

Apple-honey face mask

The high anti-oxidant present in apples and honey help minimize wrinkles and aging. All you have to do for this anti-aging beauty mask is apply a mix of apple juice and natural honey on your face. Let it dry, and then rinse it off.

Cucumber face mask

This green fruit is not only useful when having facials but can also be used as cure to dry skin. Simply, apply its juice on your face, let it dry then wash it off.

 

Hair Care

Aloe Vera hair treatment

Most people know Aloe Vera for its medicinal or skin use, but Aloe Vera is very good for the skin also.  It’s a fantastic way to treat dry and damaged hair as it adds volume and shine to it. During your usual hair wash apply a small amount of Aloe Vera gel into your hair conditioner, leave it in for a few minutes then rinse.

Castor Oil & Coconut Oil

For thicker, longer hair coconut and castor oil is the way to go. All you have to do is mix the coconut and castor oil together and heat it mildly, apply it on your scalp and massage it repeatedly in circular motion. Leave it on for space of 2 hours then wash it off. Do this at least once a week, and you’re certain to have luscious and thick hair.

 

Skin Care

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is a great treatment for acne, irritated or inflamed skin and also contains properties that can heal scars. Apart from this Aloe Vera moisturizes and stimulates new skin cell growth. Simply extract the gel from an Aloe Vera leaf and apply it on your face or area of concern. Let it stay on for about half an hour then rinse. Aloe Vera can also be used as a moisturizer or an aftershave treatment because, of its healing characteristics.

Milk for rough hands

Rough hands tend to be embarrassing, especially when people give you a handshake. But here’s a simple solution to an annoying problem; soak your hands in milk. Milk has hydrating and nourishing properties which will leave your hands softer and smoother. The key is to warm the milk, and leave your hands soaked in it for about ten minutes. Do this repeatedly, day to day and, voila! Baby-soft hands!

 

And lastly, the 3 most important natural beauty tips to always remember;

  1. SLEEP
  2. DRINK WATER
  3. EAT HEALTHY

What we put in our bodies is just as important as what we apply on the outside. Drinking plenty of water and eating a healthy diet with Vitamin A enriched vegetables, doesn’t only improve your health but you’ll also get glowing skin to go with it. Getting the necessary hours of sleep will also get your skin glowing; give you smooth, luscious lips and awesome hair.

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Kentucky’s Ark Encounter Features A Replica Of Noah’s Ark

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Kentucky’s creationist Ark Encounter is an 800-acre park in located in Kentucky with a 510-foot-long replica of Noah's Ark built to meet the exact specifications described in the bible.

The park which is a profit driven entity designed to spread creationism is a secondary attraction to the Creation Museum 40 miles away. The structure which has the capacity to contain thousands of people at the same time is described as the world’s largest timber framed structure. Although the turn out on opening day wasn’t much as the ark isn’t complete yet, this attraction could be the next spot for Christian tourists all around the world. A few concerns have been raised concerning the structure’s historical accuracy. The structure presents a more biblical approach to things as it suggests the world is 6,000 years old as opposed to the 4.5 billion proposed by scientists and as a result includes model dinosaurs in the belief that humans and dinosaurs coexisted at the time of the big flood.

 

Source: Vice

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Bobrissky Is Nigeria’s Dj Khaled And We’re Okay With It... Really

Serving daily inspiration via Snapchat has become the real deal over the last year. There was Dj Khaled with his keys but as good as his daily motivation was, although Khaled was able to milk the crase while it lasted, it soon became repetitive and tiring. In search of a daily dose of comedic inspiration, Nigerians turned over to Bobriskky, a man dressed up and made up as a woman.

 

 

Are y'all following #Bobrisky on #Snapchat ah!!! Make sure you do: Bobriskyy He is hilarious.

A video posted by GOSSIPNG (@gossipnigeria) on

Bobriskky who has made a living off romantic relationships with his many “baes” brags about Bentleys, private jets and all sorts of things gotten from his lovers. Here is where things get interesting. So Bobriskky is a man yeah? Although dressed and made up as a woman, he is believed to still be a male down there. He brags about being with men so i don’t really see how that works.

IF ANYONE KNOWS WHO BOBRISKKY'S BAE IS PLEASE TELL US OH!!

Bobriskky who has completely changed his skintone sells beauty products for men and women who want to be just like him. First there was Vic O then there was Tblak the Nigerian pornography star and like all internet celebrities, Bobriskky has fans and a lot of them to be honest.

 

A lot of us who watch his snapstories want to believe he talks about imaginary baes but according to a friend of his, he in fact tells the truth – at least for the most parts.

 

 

Here are famous quotes from the shman of the hour.

“The only way you can make it in life is when you are umbul and less proud”

“Without you guys, Bobriskky is nobody... Without my bae, Bobriskky is nobody”

I’ll leave you with a video and popular tweets from his many fans.

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