Why Should We Deep Condition Our Hair?

Deep conditioning (DC) is important to maintaining healthy and happy hair – natural or relaxed. If performed on a regular basis, this treatment helps our hair retain moisture and protects it “deep” within the fiber to support the hair until the next treatment. The protective action of regular conditioners last only a few days. Therefore, … Continue reading Why Should We Deep Condition Our Hair?

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FIFA corruption scandal stinks up the Caribbean

Many of us avid football fans have had a low opinion of the FIFA family for a long time. Few would be surprised at the recent indictments by the US Justice Department that were disclosed by the impressive Attorney General Loretta Lynch and her team.

Yet the magnitude of these wire fraud, money laundering, bribing & racketeering allegations that went on in FIFA is just staggering. The FIFA regional bodies in the Caribbean (CONCACAF) and South America (CONMEBOL) have so damaged the game that both bodies should be abolished.

What really disappoints me as a fan of Jamaican football – part of CONCACAF – is that for all the brouhahaa by football officials in the Caribbean, Jamaica has never ever had one modern international class football pitch. Not one. Despite all the development promises – from CONCACAF Austin “Jack”Warner (ex President)  and Jeffrey Webb (current President) – it seems they and their cohorts have lined their pockets with millions whilst Caribbean professional players and fans were short changed for 20 years.

Warner had to be taken to court in 2010 for failing to pay Trinidadian players who performed so gallantly in 2006 world cup

The allegations presented by the US Justice Department are too numerous to cover but the paragraphs that stood out for me were c&p below.

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Many of us avid football fans  have had a low opinion of the FIFA family for a long time. Few would be  surprised at the recent indictments by the US Justice Department that were disclosed by the impressive Attorney General Loretta Lynch and her team.

Yet the magnitude of these wire fraud, money laundering, bribing & racketeering allegations that went on in FIFA is just staggering. The FIFA regional bodies in the Caribbean (CONCACAF) and South America (CONMEBOL) have so damaged the game that both bodies should be abolished.

What really disappoints me as a fan of Jamaican football – part of CONCACAF – is that for all the brouhahaa by football officials in the Caribbean, Jamaica has never ever had one modern international class football pitch. Not one. Despite all the development promises – from CONCACAF Austin “Jack”Warner (ex President)  and Jeffrey Webb (current President) – it seems they…

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2014 FIFA World Cup - GERMANY are the 2014 FIFA #WorldCup champions!

2014 FIFA World Cup: Germany wins 2014 FIFA World Cup!

2014 FIFA World Cup. Germany wins 2014 FIFA World Cup! A brilliant game against Argentina, winning by 1 goal to nil in extra time. Argentina employed great defending and held off Germany leading the game into extra time. However, Germany's fresh leg subs sinks a goal with 6 minutes to go in play. Argentina nor Lionel Messi could … Continue reading 2014 FIFA World Cup: Germany wins 2014 FIFA World Cup!

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2014 FIFA World Cup: Fifa official linked to $100m ticket scandal

Reblogged Eleven suspected ticket touts who were supplied by Fifa insider arrested in Rio after phone-tapping sting, say Brazilian police Police in Rio de Janeiro have said a Fifa official is involved in a US$100m ticket scandal. Officers have arrested 11 suspected ticket touts as part of an investigation called Operation Jules Rimet, which has … Continue reading 2014 FIFA World Cup: Fifa official linked to $100m ticket scandal

2014 FIFA World Cup – Cameroon is investigating allegations its World Cup team threw a game against Croatia

Re-blogged from Quartz Cameroon’s national soccer federation has announced it will investigate whether its team threw a match to Croatia in the World Cup after a notorious match fixer predicted the score (4-0) and that a player would get sent off with a red card. And sure enough, this happened in the match, leading to the … Continue reading 2014 FIFA World Cup – Cameroon is investigating allegations its World Cup team threw a game against Croatia

2014 FIFA World Cup - Colombia's Rodriguez scores the second goal of the match.

2014 Fifa World Cup – Match Results for Round of 16 matches June 28 – July 1, 2014

2014 Fifa World Cup Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:00 Brazil  3  2 Chile Belo Horizonte Sat Jun 28, 2014 3:00 Uruguay  0  2 Colombia Rio De Janeiro Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:00 Mexico  1  2 Netherlands Fortaleza Sun Jun 29, 2014 3:00 Costa Rica  5  3 Greece Recife Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:00 France  2 … Continue reading 2014 Fifa World Cup – Match Results for Round of 16 matches June 28 – July 1, 2014

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2014 Fifa World Cup – Match Schedule for Round of 16 matches June 28 – July 1, 2014

2014 Fifa World Cup Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:00 Brazil Chile Belo Horizonte Sat Jun 28, 2014 3:00 Uruguay Colombia Rio De Janeiro Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:00 Mexico Netherlands Fortaleza Sun Jun 29, 2014 3:00 Costa Rica Greece Recife Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:00 France Nigeria Brasilia Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:00 Germany Algeria … Continue reading 2014 Fifa World Cup – Match Schedule for Round of 16 matches June 28 – July 1, 2014

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2014 FIFA World Cup – Luis Suárez suspended for nine matches and banned for four months from any football-related activity

The following decision reached by Fifa is certainly not sufficent for Luiz Suarez, especially with this offence being his third. In my opinion he should be either banned for no less than 1 year or for lifetime. It should also be required that he get a psychololgical analysis and at least 6 months worth of … Continue reading 2014 FIFA World Cup – Luis Suárez suspended for nine matches and banned for four months from any football-related activity

2014 Fifa World Cup – Luiz Suarez bites Italian player Giorgio Chiellini in the Uruguay vs. Italy match

2014 Fifa World Cup There seems to be a lot of misbehaving in the 2014 Fifa World Cup and the match between Uruguay and Italy was a prime example of this. It seems no one is surprised by the fact that Luiz Suarez bit a fellow player, Italian player Giorgio Chiellini; after all, this was … Continue reading 2014 Fifa World Cup – Luiz Suarez bites Italian player Giorgio Chiellini in the Uruguay vs. Italy match

2014 Fifa World Cup – How Brazil’s traditional food vendors took on FIFA and won | Al Jazeera America

The 2014 Fifa World Cup organizers have had to amend their policy of allowing only sponsors’ wares to be sold at stadiums On the cobbled streets of Salvador, in the shadow of faded pastel buildings that date from Brazil’s colonial era, an army of ladies in flowing white cotton dresses sell the local delicacy acarajé. … Continue reading 2014 Fifa World Cup – How Brazil’s traditional food vendors took on FIFA and won | Al Jazeera America

2014 Fifa World Cup – The Crazy Rules Some Teams Have About Pre-Game Sex

Science says that sex can actually help, not hurt, athletic performance. But wary coaches disagree

When you’re competing in the world’s most-watched sporting event – 2014 Fifa World Cup – you don’t take any chances with your body. So while experts may disagree about whether having sex before a game can affect a player’s performance, many teams at this year’s World Cup have implemented sex bans.

“There will be no sex in Brazil. They can find another solution, they can even masturbate if they want. I am not interested what the other coaches do, this is not a holiday trip, we are there to play football at the World Cup,” Safet Susic, the coach of Bosnia-Herzegovina’s national soccer team told reporters of his team’s ban in April.

On Tuesday, Quartz broke down the sex rules for the 2014 Fifa World Cup teams. To sum up:

Sex is permitted on these teams: Germany, Spain, the United States, Australia, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, Uruguay and England

Sex is banned on these teams: Russia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile and Mexico

And the rules are complicated on these teams:

  • France (you can have sex but not all night),
  • Brazil (you can have sex, but not “acrobatic” sex),
  • Costa Rica (can’t have sex until the second round) and
  • Nigeria (can sleep with wives but not girlfriends)

The rules for the remaining teams are unknown.

Are some sex rules excessive? Probably. The two most common concerns about pre-game sex are that intercourse might make a player tired and weak or it could affect him psychologically. Studies have shown that the former is a myth.

Read more at http://time.com/2894263/world-cup-sex-soccer/

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When you’re competing in the world’s most-watched sporting event, you don’t take any chances with your body. So while experts may disagree about whether having sex before a game can affect a player’s performance, many teams at this year’s World Cup have implemented sex bans.

“There will be no sex in Brazil. They can find another solution, they can even masturbate if they want. I am not interested what the other coaches do, this is not a holiday trip, we are there to play football at the World Cup,” Safet Susic, the coach of Bosnia-Herzegovina’s national soccer team told reporters of his team’s ban in April.

On Tuesday, Quartz broke down the sex rules for the World Cup teams. To sum up:

Sex is permitted on these teams: Germany, Spain, the United States, Australia, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, Uruguay and England

Sex is banned on these teams: Russia, Bosnia and…

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Caribbean chikungunya cases top 170,000, while USA sees its first cases

aedes_mosquito_closeupThis issue is causing great concern in the region and it is important that we all stay informed.

The number of chikungunya cases in parts of the Caribbean continued to surge last week, pushing past 170,000 cases, with the first cases confirmed in El Salvador, west of the main outbreak area, and more imported cases detected in the United States and other countries, Lisa Schnirring for the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (see link below).

The outbreak has grown to 170,566 suspected or confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne disease, which is 35,139 higher than the 135,427 cases reported the previous week, according to a Jun 13 report from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). The number of deaths remained the same, at 14.

Over the past few weeks, most new cases are suspected infections reported from the Latin Caribbean countries, such as the Dominican Republic, where suspected cases rose from 52,976 to 77,320 last week. Guadaloupe and Martinique also reported thousands of new cases, but no new case totals were given for Haiti, another country that has recently been hard hit by the outbreak.

In the non-Latin areas that were mainly affected earlier in the outbreak, new cases were reported by Dominica, the Turks and Caicos Islands, and the US Virgin Islands.

Read more at http://repeatingislands.com/2014/06/16/caribbean-chikungunya-cases-top-170000/

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The number of chikungunya cases in parts of the Caribbean continued to surge last week, pushing past 170,000 cases, with the first cases confirmed in El Salvador, west of the main outbreak area, and more imported cases detected in the United States and other countries, Lisa Schnirring for the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (see link below).

The outbreak has grown to 170,566 suspected or confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne disease, which is 35,139 higher than the 135,427 cases reported the previous week, according to a Jun 13 report from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). The number of deaths remained the same, at 14.

Over the past few weeks, most new cases are suspected infections reported from the Latin Caribbean countries, such as the Dominican Republic, where suspected cases rose from 52,976 to 77,320 last week. Guadaloupe and Martinique also reported thousands of new cases, but no…

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2014 FIFA World Cup – FIFA World Cup Winners

  FIFA World Cup Winners Here is a list of winners of the previous FIFA World Cups Year Host  Winner Score 1930 Uruguay Uruguay Uruguay 4-2 Argentina 1934 Italy Italy Italy 2-1 Czechoslovakia 1938 France Italy Italy 4-2 Hungary 1942 not held 1946 not held 1950 Brazil Uruguay Uruguay 2-1 Brazil 1954 Switzerland Germany Germany 3-2 Hungary … Continue reading 2014 FIFA World Cup – FIFA World Cup Winners

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2014 FIFA World Cup – Watch 2014 FIFA World Cup Live

 2014 FIFA World Cup If you are like me, you have spent the last couple days searching every website imaginable to catch a glimpse of the  2014 FIFA World Cup football matches. Well eventually, I found a few. These websites are showing the matches via browsers and do not require any login or app download.   Watch  2014 … Continue reading 2014 FIFA World Cup – Watch 2014 FIFA World Cup Live

2014 FIFA World Cup - Match Results for Friday, June 13, 2014

2014 FIFA World Cup – Match Results for Friday, June 13, 2014

 2014 FIFA World Cup - Match Results for Friday, June 13, 2014 1 Fri Jun 13, 2014 17:00 Mexico Cameroon Mexico 1 vs. 0 Cameroon 2 Fri Jun 13, 2014 20:00 Spain Netherlands Spain 1 vs. 5 Netherlands 3 Fri Jun 13, 2014 23:00 Chile Australia Chile 3 vs. 1 Australia   Mexico 1 vs. 0 Cameroon   Spain 1 vs. … Continue reading 2014 FIFA World Cup – Match Results for Friday, June 13, 2014

2014 FIFA World Cup – What will each team get for participating?

Have you ever wondered, what are the winnings or prizes for participating in the FIFA World Cup? I have and I finally found the answer. After discovering the facts, i can now understand why countries, men, teams and coaches put their entire souls into trying to qualify for this event. Prize money The total prize … Continue reading 2014 FIFA World Cup – What will each team get for participating?