Monthly Archives: December 2016

When Drains Are Blocked, The Streets Become Ugly

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Mafoluku is a part of Akinwumi Ambode’s Lagos State. It is surrounded on the east by Orile Oshodi, on the west by the high-end Ajao Estate, and on the north by Murtala Mohammed Airport. Why is Mafoluku in the news? First time visitors to the ugly street are aghast at the sight of clogged drains seeping with decomposing admixture of human waste and leftover food items

Mafoluku is in serious state of disrepair. The buildings along the streets are deteriorating with their corrugated roofing sheets protruding haphazardly towards the short and narrow streets. The defaced roads have stubbornly defied modernity. Mafoluku is a perfect example of a neighborhood that has suffered from perennial neglect from both the previous local and state governments.

The first unwelcoming sign on the streets that greets visitors is utter state of decay with unrepaired drains. When it rains in Mafoluku, the clogged drains make the streets much worse. Streets like Old Ewu, Omilade, St Paul’s and Branco are often rendered impassable to vehicles. However, commercial motorcycles and motorists as well as pedestrians compete with struggle for a sparsely leveled ground.

In the middle of all the frustrating squalor, normal trading goes on in the side streets particularly along Omilade Street and the connecting link to the old Ewu Road. Street traders like Iya Riskat who continue to sell sundry food items are appealing to the government to fix the roads as well as the drains because the rate of mosquito infestation is quite high.

Iya is not alone with her pleas because even bus drivers are disappointed by the state of the neighborhood. They allege that politicians disappear into thin air after harvesting a reasonable amount of votes. Politicians prefer to stay and work in the Island, Ikoyi and Victoria Garden City because it where the big men reside. Until the economy improves, Mafoluku will remain in a sad state of disrepair.

The task of drain unblocking is not really very difficult for one with a wealth of knowledge and experience. There is modern equipment available to carry out fast and effective repairs to the drains so that the blocking issue will be addressed.

Sound Waves Used To Cure Decorator’s Hand Tremors

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Doctors made another breakthrough after they were able to cure the uncontrollable right hand tremors of a patient who is a painter as well as a decorator. The technique is a new innovation that makes it possible for medics to perform an operation in the deepest part of the brain without having to resort to an invasive surgery.

The patient is Selwyn Lucas, a 52 year old man working as painter and decorator who was suffering from the tremor which he is not able to control in his right hand. This has been going on for 20 years already.

The condition’s underlying caused is due to the abnormal electrical circuits that are present in his brain. The medics utilized focused beams through an ultrasound in order to target the faulty tissue as well as reset the patient’s brain.

Mr. Lucas is a resident of St. Austell, Cornwall. After his operation, he is now able to keep his right hand steady and in his own words he is feeling fantastic. The new therapy is the latest test and he agreed to be the one of first among 20 other patients who will be undergoing the trial.

Scientists are currently on the process of performing trials for the said technique and they are using patients with essential tremor. The tremor is considered a brain disorder that is makes individuals shake without control. Currently, there are about one million individuals in the United Kingdom that are affected by this.

It is the hope of the experts in the medical field that in the coming years it can also be applied in other conditions wherein shaking is present such multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. As of today, patients suffering from these tremors are only advised to take medications while in severe cases, deep brain stimulation is required. When this happens, electrodes must be surgically implanted into the patient’s brain.

Mr. Lucas is happy now that he will be able to continue his job as painter and decorator after suffering for five years where he can only use his left hand thus affecting his work performance.

If you are looking for a competent painter and decorator in Reading, inquire at BD Decorators.

What To Hire For Your Party

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The supplies that you are going to hire for your party will depend on your actual needs. In order to have a successful event, choose a reliable Party Hire in Perth that will supply all your needed supplies and equipment. Take note that there are party supplies that are suitable to be hired while there are some that are more economical when purchased. If you are not sure what type of supplies you are going to rent, take a look at these ideas.

List down your needed items

In order for you not to miss out important items, list down everything that you will need for the party. This will include tables and chairs, marquee or tents, drink dispensers, bar, crockery, glassware and many more. After listing down all your needs, categorize the list into three; those that you need to hire, supplies that you need to buy and supplies that you already have. For instance, if you already have drink dispensers, you can just crash them out from the list. If you do not have a marquee, that is one item that you need to get from a Party Hire in Perth. Marquees can be quite expensive so it would be best to hire one instead of buying brand new.

Consider the occasion

In order to get the right supplies for your party, consider the occasion. There are tables and chairs suited for a wedding but would look awkward on a kiddie party. The type of equipment that you are going to hire would also depend on the type of occasion. For instance, if you are going to have a birthday party for your 8-year-old child, an ice cream cart or giant trampoline would be a great party equipment to hire.

Look for suppliers

After identifying the items that you will need for your party, the next step is to find where you will get them. Look for a Party Hire in Perth that can deliver high quality supplies at a reasonable price. Ask for cost estimates to get your items at a pocket friendly amount.

Ugly Christmas Sweaters Invade The Music Industry

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The music industry, specifically the pop and hiphop world, is taken over by Ugly Christmas Sweaters by storm. This season, various artists released their own versions of ugly Christmas sweaters with their personal logo and style knitted in every piece. In the past months, Beyoncé released her Lemonade merchandise and along with it were her very own version of ugly Santa sweaters, in time for the holiday season. Not only that, hiphopper Nas also released “kneeling Santa” as his artistic contribution to the in-demand garb for the season. 2 Chainz, another famous rapper recently presented “dabbing Santa” as his rendition of ugly Christmas sweater.

To join the bandwagon of ugly Christmas sweater creations for the season, Wu-tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah recently released his version of Ugly Christmas Sweaters. Killah’s ugly sweater sports the rapper’s hockey mask trademark with a Santa hat on top of it. The knitted Christmas sweater has a row of letter “W” to signify his association with his group, the Wu-tang Clan. It also has the usual representations of Christmas such as Christmas trees and eagles to match the sweater to the season. If you are a Wu-tang Clan or Killah’s fan, you better hurry ordering his sweater because it only comes in 1,000 limited pieces to be grabbed by equally die-hard Ghostface Killah fans like you.

The sweater can be purchased at Ghostface Killah’s website and online store, GFKLiving.com at a meager price of $89.99, a too low a price for a collector’s item designed by your favorite hiphop icon. The sophisticated and edgy Christmas sweater can be worn on various occasions during the holidays. You can wear it to your themed Christmas parties or wear it while shopping or hanging around with your clan. Make everybody go “wow” with this limited edition sweater that you can wear, not just for the season, but on days and nights when winter gets stingy.

To get one of those Ugly Christmas Sweaters by Ghostface Killah, visit his website today and start palcing your order now. You can also have it as your collector’s item to be flaunted to your friends who are also Ghostface Killah fans.

Yo-Yo Diets Leading To More Weight Gain

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A recent study has discovered that yo-yo dieting, or the reoccurring cycle of losing weight and gaining it, may just only result to more weight gain when the diet is completed.

The study, which was published in the Evolution, Medicine and Public Health journal, manifested that repeated dieting can be regarded by the brain like short famines. Because of this, the brain encourages the body to store additional fat for any future shortage. This results to repeated dieters gaining more weight in comparison to those that never diet.

Repeated dieting as short famines

Professor John McNamara from the University of Bristol’s School of Mathematics explained in a press release that their model displays that weight gain is not a malfunction of people’s physiology. He added that the brain can be working perfectly, however uncertainty regarding food supplies prompts an evolved reaction to gain more weight.

For the study, researchers did an analysis of mathematical models of animals, with birds as an example. These animals are aware when food is abundant and when it is also limited. However, they are unaware when it will go from being abundant to scarce. Because of this, the birds have to know about changeability prior to determining how fat they need to be.

With the researchers observing how animals responded to food storage declining, they understood why people, those under yo-yo diets, were likely to fail in their weight loss plans.

Since the brain regards a diet as a kind of food shortage, it encourages the body to take more food when a diet is finished.

In addition, the brain continually encourages the body to take more food as a diet progresses, and the urge to do so is less likely fulfilled since the brain is already convinced about famines reoccurring.

Conclusion

This is the reason that choosing a diet plan is very crucial. Unlike other diet supplements, an HCG supplement works to keep the weight off, since it re-tunes the body to take energy coming from the excess fat. It is a long term solution for weight loss even after the HCG diet is completed.

4 Advantages Of Booking In Advance For Fitness Retreat

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There are so many advantages that you can get if you would book your reservation in advance for your fitness retreat Thailand or in just about any of your trips. Whether you are doing the trip for business purposes or for your personal travel, it would be best to plan them ahead to ensure that everything is in the bag the moment you step out of the house. Here are some advantages of planning and booking airfare and room accommodation in advance.

Cheaper travel tickets

One of the advantages of booking ahead is that you can be sure that tickets are sold at a much cheaper price. Some airlines would usually post promo prices for travel tickets that would be used a few months from booking date. There are also airlines that would post promo tickets during holidays and special occasions and these are the things that you should look out for in order to minimize your travel tickets cost. You can also claim your miles or points in order to get a free or discounted airfare tickets.

Guaranteed accommodation

If you book your reservations in advance, you can be sure that you will have a good room accommodation for your fitness retreat Thailand. This is true if your target date is peak or tourist season such as during summer in Thailand. People can flock to Thailand’s beaches during this period and if you would not book your reservation in advance, you might end up getting a poor room accommodation with weak amenities because you don’t have a choice.

Ample pocket money

If your travel is still a few months away, you still have paychecks to claim before the actual travel date. Thus you can still set aside and save up for your fitness retreat. You can also be sure that your savings account will not be sacrificed because you saved up for the travel.

Well-planned travel itinerary

By booking ahead, you still have time to research what type of activities you are going to include in your fitness retreat Thailand. List down activities such as yoga or detox program, snorkeling, shopping etc.

Experts Discuss The Truth About Hair Loss After Pregnancy

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A woman experiences a lot of physical changes during the whole nine months of being pregnant and the most celebrated fact is that there is a big difference when it comes to the volume and texture of the hair. According to a surgeon, Dr. Carlos Wesley who is a hair restoration expert located in New York City, his own wife Anna Kaiser is currently pregnant and has been undergoing the same thing. During pregnancy, the hair can hold longer during its growth phase because of the little estrogen receptors that are responsible in binding the estrogen in the base of the follicles. In return, the hair’s caliber is higher than usual and when each caliber of the hair fiber is increased, it follows that the overall hair volume also increases by around 38 per cent.

The bad news is that the lustrous hair that women enjoy during pregnancy will only last until the baby is out of the womb. During post partum, a woman experiences decrease in the levels of estrogen as well as the increase in the hormone cortisol caused by stress. With this, the hair is starting to leave the anagen cycle which promotes growth and moves on to the telogen phase where shedding starts to take place. According to Wesley, around nine weeks after giving birth, the woman will most likely lose around 30 per cent of their hair. The hair will grow back but this time it is finer and thinner in texture.

Joey Silvestera who own the Tribeca Blackstones salon located in Roxy Hotel explained that post pregnancy is the period where women will shed all the hair that they did not lose while they were still pregnant. This results to baby bangs. The cycle is common as seen when hair is lost and grown. This is most visible in the hairline as well as the temples. The only way they can work around this is to sport hairstyles that will hide the growing baby hair.

If you want to learn more about hair loss after pregnancy, check out hairlossandcare.com site.