Archive for October, 2013

Internet forums and chatrooms can have positive effects that should be more widely acknowledged, experts say.

The call comes after Oxford University researchers carried out an analysis of 14 different studies looking at how young people use the internet.

The review – published in the Plos One journal – said a number of studies had found a link between internet use and self-harm and suicide.

But it said others had found the internet could be a positive influence.

The dangers of internet use have received widespread coverage this year. In one case, in August, 14-year-old Hannah Smith from Leicestershire was found hanged after she had been sent abusive messages on a social networking site.

Since then research by the NSPCC has suggested a fifth of 11 to 16-year-olds have had negative experiences using the internet.

‘Socially isolated’

The Oxford University research highlighted a number of dangers from internet use, including the normalising of self-harm and the risk of bullying.

It also said there was a “strong link” between internet forums and an increased risk of suicide in particular.

But the researchers said some studies had shown that internet forums could support and connect socially isolated people.

There were also examples where forum users encouraged positive behaviour, advised others to seek help and congratulated each other for not harming themselves.

Report author Prof Keith Hawton said: “Communication via the internet and other electronic means has potential roles in both contributing to and preventing suicidal behaviour in young people.

“The next step is going to be development of therapeutic interventions using these channels of communication, especially to access those who do not seek help from clinical services.”

Joe Ferns of the Samaritans added: “We should acknowledge that many people are using suicide forums and chatrooms to anonymously discuss their feelings of distress and despair, including suicidal thoughts, which may have a positive impact on the individual. They may be expressing feelings that they have never disclosed to anyone in their offline lives.

“Rather than concentrating primarily on ways of blocking and censoring such sites, we should think about online opportunities to reach out to people in emotional distress.”

 

 

 

 

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Inspirational quote

Posted: October 31, 2013 in Quotes

“The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered there is opportunity for growth.” – Unknown

pdpThe All Progressives Congress (APC) has told Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, national chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur that only Nigerians can decide President Goodluck Jonathan’s political fate in response to his statement that the President will rule beyond 2015.

The opposition party said the statement by Tukur was nothing but an empty boast aimed at ingratiating himself to the President.

The PDP national chairman had while receiving some members of the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, Anambra State chapter at his Wuse, Abuja residence earlier this week, told them that President Jonathan will hand over to a younger PDP candidate in 2019 hence the need for Nigerian youths to begin preparations towards taking charge at the national level.

But in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday by its Interim National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, APC asked the PDP Chairman to match his words with action by first stepping down from his post to pave way for the younger generation.

It reminded Tukur that one of his predecessors once boasted, in another euphoric moment, that the PDP will rule for 60 years, only for him to leave office shortly thereafter.

“There is nothing on ground to justify Tukur’s empty boast, which is again being oiled in readiness for 2015.

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN (2ND-R), SIGNING THE VISITORS' REGISTER AFTER VISITING THE JERUSALEM OLD CITY LAST FRIDAY. WITH HIM ARE FROM LEFT: CAN PRESIDENT, PASTOR AYO ORITSEJAFOR; EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, NIGERIAN CHRISTIAN PILGRIMS COMMISSION, MR JOHNKENNEDY OPARA AND THE ISRAELI AMBASSADOR TO NIGERIA, AMB. URIEL PARTI.

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN (2ND-R), SIGNING THE VISITORS’ REGISTER AFTER VISITING THE JERUSALEM OLD CITY LAST FRIDAY. WITH HIM ARE FROM LEFT: CAN PRESIDENT, PASTOR AYO ORITSEJAFOR; EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, NIGERIAN CHRISTIAN PILGRIMS COMMISSION, MR JOHNKENNEDY OPARA AND THE ISRAELI AMBASSADOR TO NIGERIA, AMB. URIEL PARTI.

Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom says President Goodluck Jonathan’s participation in the 2013 Christian pilgrimage to Israel is a turning point in the spiritual rebirth of the country.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Mr Aniekan Umana, in Uyo on Wednesday.

“I believe strongly that being the first historic pilgrimage by any president in Nigeria since 1914 would be a turning point for our country.

“I know that past Heads of State and Presidents who were Muslim had undertaken pilgrimages to Medina and Mecca.

“This being the first pilgrimage by a Nigerian leader to Jerusalem, I believe that God is going to look at Nigeria favourably and our lives would never be the same again.

 

We LOVE girls. It’s in our DNA. However, past your looks and past your image you TRY to portray of yourself, these are the three types of girls we can’t stand!

1. Miss Negative.
Want to hear a sad story? They have one. Want to hear how bad someone else’s life is? They would LOVE to sit you down and tell you about theirs. These are the girls that find the bad side to everything. You win a million dollars in the lottery? She’s thinking about taxes and will instantly tell you about the stories of people who ruin their lives after they win the lottery. There’s just no happiness in them. Not only are they impossible to date, they’re impossible to enjoy.

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2. The “Perfect” Girl.
This is the girl who realized in Middle School that all the boys liked her and it was because she was prettier than other girls and has ridden it her whole life. College was her way of finding the richest man she could to take care of her for the rest of her life. First of all these types of girls are impossible to please as well as they will always think they’re better than you. Giving a girl the kind of power to know she can leave you and date any other guy is horrible when she abuses it. Girls who have these kinds of looks and are humble are hard to find, but if you have one, don’t let go of her.

3. The Debater.
This is the girl that is never wrong. Ever. Ask her who is right and who is wrong in the argument? She is. You beat her with proof and examples or even took her to court and beat her through the legal process and still ask her who is right? She is. Girls, this is the side of you or the few of you who refuse to be wrong. No matter if the relationship is on the line, it’s a debate about sports, or we’re asking you if you’ll let us go to the bar with our friends, this is the girl who has it her way or the highway. Definitely not the kind of girl ANY guy wants to consider putting a ring on.

TNMCoupleKissIntimate-390x260Why is it awesome to be a guy? Why ISN’T it should be the question. There’s multiple reasons why it’s awesome to be a guy and we’ve got a list of 8 of them here.

1. True Friends – Yep, this goes without saying, but “Bros before Hoes” is something that originated because of the realistic, non fake friendship we have with our friends. Girls change friends and screw each other so much it’s ridiculous. To be able to say that your friends are the same friends you’ve had since high-school is usually something only coming from a male.

2. No Problems with Self-Image – Yeah, we like to look big and some of us wish we were taller, but how many times do you spend 30 minutes in front of a mirror before you go out? Hopefully none of you. Girls start using make-up in middle school and once you go in public as a girl wearing make-up, you only look ugly afterwards, therefore girls are constantly worrying about self-image and must maintain a certain “look” every time they leave the house. We just hop on up and go!

3. No Social Standards – I mean we can’t go running around in public unclad, but as a guy we’re rarely judged by anything else besides personal perception. Instead of people looking at our body ( As girls put upon themselves by the way they dress) for standards of an opinion, people make real, down-to-earth opinions on what they think of us as individuals. AND we can pee outside..

4. No Periods – This goes without much explanation, but the fact that our private parts don’t bleed 7 days out of the month deserves a mention.

5. Sports – People actually give a S#$! about our sporting events. You can say people care about girl’s sports, but where is the money at? At a solid 50:1 Ratio of average athletic salaries for professional sports, I think this goes without much of a debate.

6. Respect – I’m not going to sit here and say what’s right and what’s wrong, but it’s naturally easier to win important decisions, jobs, and general election stuff as a male.

7. Girls – Ha, this might seem weird on this list, but as a straight male, I cannot see what’s attractive in liking a guy sexually, emotionally, or really anything. I’m not going to name off the ins and outs of everything we get to appreciate about a girl, but I’m glad to be on this side of the gender chain.

8. No Drama – When something is going down between two guys, it get’s settled quick and fast. Whether they work it out or get in a brawl, these little arguments don’t last forever and the only drama men find themselves in is drama forced upon them from dealing with girls.

The House of Representatives Committee on Aviation, Wednesday, continued the suspended investigative hearing into an alleged purchase of two armoured BMW cars at N255million by the Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah, with startling revelations highlighting the day.

Despite all threats and pleas, the aviation minister was not present at the hearing. However, the Nigeria Customs Service, NSC, FirstBank PLc and Coscharis Motors made presentations on their level of involvement in the purchase of the cars.

Wisdom qoute

Posted: October 30, 2013 in Quotes
An expert is someone who has succeeded in making decisions and judgments simpler through knowing what to pay attention to and what to ignore
Edward de Bono

A teenage girl dug herself out of shallow grave after she was raped by two men and buried alive, Daily Mailreports.

The 13-year-old was snatched while walking to Koran lessons from her local village in Punjab and raped by the men in an isolated area.

Her attackers then buried her alive when they thought that she had died during the assault.

But she regained consciousness and managed to dig her way out of the muddy grave and flag down a passerby.

She was taken to a medical centre and survived her horrific ordeal.

According to the New York Post, her father Siddique Mughal, told local police that his daughter had been taken.

But they initially refused to investigate the incident.

But they were ordered to arrest the girl’s alleged attackers by the Lahore High Court Chief Justice’s Complaint Cell.

A judge from the Toba Tek Sing area, where the attack took place, has also been asked to investigate the matter.

Child rape is becoming increasingly problematic in Pakistan.

According to Pakistani children’s charity Sahil, the number of children raped between 2002 and 2012 increased from 668 to 2,788.

One of the most notable cases was that of Kainat Soomro who was attacked by four men when she was aged just 13 in 2007.

She was shunned by her village after speaking out against her attackers and was labelled a ‘kari’ or ‘black virgin’.

Despite her own family being ordered to kill her to rid themselves of shame, they stood by her despite threats of violence against them.