Thursday, July 31, 2014
She has decided to take a lump sum payment of about $27million, which she plans to spend on a new house, vacations and cars.
She also wants to spend the money on college tuition for her younger family members, including 7-month-old son Benjamin
Kelsey Zachow(24)single mother in Mt Clemens, Michigan has become America's newest millionaire after turning in her winning $66million lottery ticket.
Zachow says she has been buying lottery tickets two times a week for the past five years, spending an estimated $10,000 on tickets.
So as part of her usual habit, she stopped by the Sonny's Market in Mt Clemens on her way to work on June 13 and picked up four tickets with her regular numbers, and one easy pick. .
'Friday the 13th has always been a really lucky day for me,' she said. 'I went home that night and I’m like nothing really good happened. (I thought) that’s weird.'
It wasn't until 11 days later, on June 24, that she realized she won.
She stopped back at the market and checked her numbers at the stand, but she was prompted to take the tickets to the teller.
The cashier then broke the news that Zachow 'won big'.
She couldn't believe it, so she ran back to her car, locked the door and checked her numbers on the phone.
Pope Francis has issued his top ten tips for a happy life.
His advice includes turning off your television, not converting people to your religion and spending Sundays with family.
In an interview published in part in the Argentine weekly 'Viva' July 27, the unconventional pontiff, listed his lifestyle guide
THE KEYS TO A HAPPY LIFE BY POPE FRANCIS
1. 'Live and let live.' Everyone should be guided by this principle, he said, which has a similar expression in Rome with the saying, 'Move forward and let others do the same.'
2. Generosity. 'Be giving of yourself to others.' 'If you withdraw into yourself, you run the risk of becoming egocentric. And stagnant water becomes putrid.'
3. 'Proceed calmly' in life. The pope used an image from an Argentine novel by Ricardo Guiraldes, in which the protagonist -- gaucho Don Segundo Sombra - looks back on how he lived his life. 'He says that in his youth he was a stream full of rocks that he carried with him; as an adult, a rushing river; and in old age, he was still moving, but slowly, like a pool' of water, the pope said. He said he likes this latter image of a pool of water - to have 'the ability to move with kindness and humility, a calmness in life.'
4. Leisure. 'The pleasures of art, literature and playing together with children have been lost, he said. He suggests families must also turn off the TV when they sit down to eat - having it on during mealtime 'doesn't let you communicate' with each other.
5. Sundays. These should be holidays. Workers should have Sundays off because 'Sunday is for family,' he said.
6. Young people. Find innovative ways to create dignified jobs for young people. 'We need to be creative with young people. If they have no opportunities they will get into drugs' and be more vulnerable to suicide, he said.'It's not enough to give them food,' he said. 'Dignity is given to you when you can bring food home' from one's own labor.
7. Respect nature. Environmental ruination 'is one of the biggest challenges we have,' he said. 'I think a question that we're not asking ourselves is: 'Isn't humanity committing suicide with this indiscriminate and tyrannical use of nature?''
8. Positivity. 'Needing to talk badly about others indicates low self-esteem. That means, "I feel so low that instead of picking myself up I have to cut others down,'' the pope said. 'Letting go of negative things quickly is healthy.'
9. Respect others' beliefs. 'We can inspire others through witness so that one grows together in communicating. But the worst thing of all is religious proselytism, which paralyzes: 'I am talking with you in order to persuade you,' No. Each person dialogues, starting with his and her own identity.'
10. Peace. 'We are living in a time of many wars,' he said, and 'the call for peace must be shouted. Peace sometimes gives the impression of being quiet, but it is never quiet, peace is always proactive' and dynamic.
Sierra Leone declares a public emergency over Ebola and orders troops to quarantine infected areas as doctors say the virus is 'absolutely out of control'
Lady Gaga had the cutest accessory for her cover shoot for Harper's Bazar's September 2014 issue - her adorable French Bulldog Asia.
Dressed head-to-toe in Chanel, the 28-year-old pop diva clutched her pet pooch as she posed for former Vogue Paris editor Carine Roitfeld's project titled Icons.
Lady Gaga along with 18 other stars were photographed for the high-fashion feature, including Penelope Cruz, Linda Evangelista, Lara Stone, Cindy Crawford and Claudia Schiffer.
Heidi Klum showed just how intimate she and Zac Posen have become - as she posed topless, with his hand over her bare breast for an Instagram snap.
The 41-year-old supermodel shared the image on Instagram on Thursday July 31,2014, just hours before their hit Lifetime reality competition series was set to air
Having taken 0-146 from 37 overs in the first innings, Pankaj Singh's 0-33 from 10 overs in the second earned him the unwanted record of the worst Test figures by a debutant bowler
Pankaj Singh surpass the previous worst wicketless debut return of none for 164 by Pakistan's Sohail Khan against Sri Lanka in Karachi in 2009.
0-179 Pankaj Singh IND v ENG Southampton 2014
0-164 Sohail Khan PAK v SRI Karachi 2009
0-160 Aaqib Javed PAK v NZL Wellington 1989
0-149 Bryce McGain AUS v RSA Cape Town 2009
Sabine Lisicki(Germany) hit the fastest record serve on the WTA tour but it wasn’t enough against in the first round of the Bank of the West Classic, while defending champion Dominika Cibulkova also lost on Tuesday.
The fifth-seeded Ivanovic won 7-6 (2), 6-1 against Lisicki, partially avenging her loss to the German in the previous meeting at Wimbledon.
Sabine Lisicki blasted a serve of 131 mph (211 kph) at 5-5. It wasn’t an ace because Ivanovic got her racket on the ball but couldn’t return it. The serve eclipsed Venus Williams’ record of 129 mph (208 kph) in 2007.
The US House of Representatives has passed a resolution to sue President Barack Obama for allegedly exceeding his constitutional powers.The 225-201 vote along party lines means House lawyers will now draft legal documents to launch a lawsuit.
Its supporters say Mr Obama exceeded his powers when he delayed an insurance deadline in his healthcare law.
The president himself has dismissed it as a waste of time. "Everyone sees this as a political stunt," he said.
"If they're not going to do anything, we'll do what we can on our own," the president added.
The Republican-led House of Representatives voted Wednesday July 30,2014 to sue President Barack Obama for allegedly overstepping his powers, a move swiftly denounced by his Democratic allies as a cynical election-year stunt.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (C) is joined by fellow Democrats at a news conference in the US Capitol July 30, 2014, after the House voted to sue President Barack Obama.
By a party-line vote of 225 to 201, the House voted to resort to the unprecedented move of taking the president to court for not having stringently followed the letter of the law while implementing his signature "Obamacare" health care reform bill.
The tiny Pacific island of Kiribati is celebrating a first Commonwealth Games medal after David Katoatau won gold in weightlifting's 105kg Group A.
Some facts and figures about Kiribati
Where: A group of coral islands in the Central Pacific Ocean
Languages: English, Gilbertese
Size: 313 sq miles
Capital: South Tarawa
||Main exports: Seaweed, shark fins and coconuts|
Liberia's government has announced that it is closing down all schools across the country to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.
Non-essential government workers will be sent home for 30 days and the army deployed to enforce the measures.
Ebola virus disease (EVD)
- Symptoms include high fever, bleeding and central nervous system damage
- Fatality rate can reach 90%
- Incubation period is two to 21 days
- There is no vaccine or cure
- Supportive care such as rehydrating patients who have diarrhoea and vomiting can help recovery
- Fruit bats are considered to be virus' natural host
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
What is Ebola virus disease?
Ebola is a severe, often fatal illness, with a death rate of up to 90 per cent.The illness affects humans as well as primates, including monkeys, gorillas and chimpanzees.How do people become infected with the virus?
Ebola is transmitted through close contact with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected animals.
In Africa infection in humans has happened as a result of contact with chimpanzees, gorillas, fruit bats, monkeys, forest antelope and porcupines found ill or dead in the rainforest.
Once a person becomes infected, the virus can spread through contact with a sufferer's blood, urine, saliva, stools and semen. A person can also become infected if broken skin comes into contact with a victim's soiled clothing, bed linen or used needles.Men who have recovered from the disease, can still spread the virus to their partner through their semen for seven weeks after recovery
The Ebola virus is fatal in 90 % of cases and there is no vaccine and no known cure
Who is most at risk?
Those at risk during an outbreak include:
- health workers
- family members or others in close contact with infected people
- mourners with direct contact with the bodies of deceased victims
- hunters in contact with dead animals
What are the typical signs and symptoms?
Sudden onset of fever, intense weakness, muscle pain, headache and sore throat. That is followed by vomiting, diarrhoea, rash, impaired kidney and liver function and internal and external bleeding.
The incubation period is between two and 21 days. A person will become contagious once they start to show symptoms.
When should you seek medical care?
If a person is in an area affected by the outbreak, or has been in contact with a person known or suspected to have Ebola, they should seek medical help immediately.What is the treatment?
Severely ill patients require intensive supportive care. They need intravenous fluids to rehydrate them.
But there is currently no specific treatment for the disease. Some patients will recover with the appropriate care.Can Ebola be prevented?Currently there is no licensed vaccine for Ebola. Several are being tested but are not available for clinical use
There is no vaccine or cure for Ebola, which is spread by contact with infected blood or bodily fluids
The disease has swept through Western Africa, having first been detected in Guinea in February.
Since then victims have succumbed to the incurable illness, which starts with flu-like symptoms before evolving to cause catastrophic internal bleeding, in Sierra Leone and Liberia.
A number of patients have been discharged from Ebola treatment centres in Guinea after successfully beating the Ebola virus, says Médecins Sans Frontières
The outbreak has hit Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and has now killed a man in far more densely populated Nigeria. The outbreak is the deadliest ever of the terrifying disease as the death toll crept past 670