Oh my! My New Year’s message has gotten over 100k views

To be honest I’m surprised this many people watched this video…because of the message. I hope it touched someone in the most positive way. This, I think is my purpose in my life and I can’t tell you how happy it makes me that some girls are listening. I’m starting my secondary school tour this week and I am super excited. More on that later… posted by ConnectMe posted by ConnectMe

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Fitness and Weight Loss: 5 moves that will flatten your abs, no crunches required

It's important to maintain a healthy body weight

Add this to your regular cardio and strength training sessions to feel as strong as possible.

There’s nothing worse than getting majorly bored with your workout.

In fact, research from the University of Florida shows that those who spice up their sweat sessions frequently stick to their routines better than those who never add any variety.

And when it comes to crunches, well, it’s very easy to get bored.

Time to switch things up! These core moves are anything but boring and will fire up more than just your abs because each move requires stabilization from your entire body. Win win, right? Right.

Do each move for 30 seconds, fitting in as many reps as possible.

Then take a 30-second break and move on to the next move.

Repeat the circuit three or four times and you’ll be feeling fitting and walking taller than ever before.

Add this to your regular cardio and strength training sessions to feel as strong as possible.

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French Open: Halep sets up Pliskova clash after great escape act

Romania's Simona Halep in action against Ukraine's Elina Svitolina in the French Open quarter-finals on June 7, 2017

Romanian third seed Halep saved a match point as she trailed Elina Svitolina 6-3, 5-1 before launching a sensational comeback.

Simona Halep produced an incredible escape act to reach the French Open semi-finals on Wednesday, while Karolina Pliskova ended the run of the lone remaining home hope Caroline Garcia.

Romanian third seed Halep saved a match point as she trailed Elina Svitolina 6-3, 5-1 before launching a sensational comeback to stun the Ukrainian in three sets.

Fifth seed Svitolina twice served for the match at 5-2 and 5-4 in the second set and then had match point at 6/5 in the tie-break.

But she failed to put away Halep and the 2014 Roland Garros runner-up powered through the decider in just 20 minutes to complete a remarkable 3-6, 7-6 (8/6), 6-0 victory.

“I don’t know how I came back. It was really tough. She was playing hard and strong. I was a little bit lucky, I can say,” said Halep, who grabbed the second set on a fortuitous net cord winner.

“I think I was strong mentally. I didn’t give up. That’s maybe why I won this match.”

Svitolina, 22, had looked well-set to become the first Ukrainian woman to make a Grand Slam semi-final.

She allowed Halep just four winners in the first set and coasted to within sight of the last four, but the Romanian ran away with 12 of the last 13 games to avenge her loss in the Rome final.

“I let her back into the game a little bit,” admitted Svitolina, who will rise to a career-high of fifth next week despite the defeat.

“I don’t really need to talk about this match as a bad experience.”

“I’m sad today but tomorrow is another day and life continues, there’s nothing I can do.”

Svitolina, who had been two points from defeat in the fourth round against Petra Martic, finished the quarter-final with 45 unforced errors.

Halep will meet second seed Pliskova for a place in Saturday’s final after the second defeated Garcia 7-6 (7/3), 6-4.

Pliskova, 25, will replace Angelique Kerber as the new world number one if she makes the final, while Halep would rise to the top of the rankings should she claim the title in Paris.

The Czech edged a marathon 77-minute first set against 28th seed Garcia in a tie-break, having failed to convert an earlier set point at 5-3.

The 25-year-old then broke the Frenchwoman as she served to stay in the match to clinch just her second appearance in the last four at a Grand Slam.

“It was very tough. She played very well, we were both serving well. She played a great tournament, even today, it was 50-50, it came down to about two points I’m really glad I made it,” said Pliskova.

Last year’s US Open finalist entered Roland Garros with just two wins in five previous visits.

“I am very happy. Before the tournament I wasn’t sure if I could play good tennis on clay.”

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Cristiano Ronaldo: Player stays atop Forbes list of richest athletes

Real Madrid's Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo is estimated to have earned a total of $93 million between his football salary of $58 million and $35 million in endorsement income

The 32-year-old Portugal forward is estimated to have earned a total of $93 million between his football salary.

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo remained atop Forbes magazine’s list of 100 highest-paid athletes, with Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James moving up to second on a list heavy on NBA players.

The 32-year-old Portugal forward is estimated to have earned a total of $93 million between his football salary of $58 million and $35 million in endorsement income.

It’s the second straight year Ronaldo has topped the list, released Wednesday just days after he spearheaded a 4-1 victory over Juventus that made Real Madrid the first team to retain the UEFA Champions League title.

James, with estimated earnings of $86.2 million, was one of 32 NBA players who made the top 100 — up from 18 last year.

He took over second place from the Argentine footballer Lionel Messi, now third with $80 million.

Swiss tennis great Roger Federer ($64 million) and Golden State Warriors guard Kevin Durant ($60.6 million) rounded out the top five — just as they did last year.

The Forbes figures include salaries, prize money and bonuses earned between June 1, 2016, and June 1, 2017. Endorsement incomes are an estimate of sponsorships, appearance fees and licensing incomes for the same 12-month period based on conversations with industry insiders.

Serena Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam winner, was the lone woman on the list with an estimated income of $27 million — $19 million of which came from endorsements — to place her 51st overall.

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Tech: Okta knocked it out of the park on its first ever quarterly report as a public company (OKTA)

Okta founders IPO

Shares of the cloud software company Okta reached new highs after a better than expected first quarter report.

Okta showed its first report card to Wall Street since going public, and the Street was very pleased.

Shares of the cloud software company popped roughly 7% in after hours on Wednesday, after it reported financial results that topped analyst targets.

Okta’s Q1 revenue of $53 million was up 67% year-over-year, and above the $48 million expected by analysts. Excluding certain items, Okta said it lost $0.50 per share in the first three months of the year, lower than the average analyst expectation of a $0.62 per share loss.

The strong results sent the $2.3 billion company’s stock to a new high, two months after a successful IPO in which its stock soared 44% on the first day of trading. Okta’s software helps companies manage employee passwords for various cloud services.

Okta also offered a financial forecast for the current quarter and the full year that exceeded Wall Street targets.

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Curriculum Vitae: 6 easy ways to create a stunning CV

CV

Be creative. Your CV cannot stand you out if it is similar with every other ones.

There is a fierce competition in the labour market. And the fierceness of that competition cannot be properly explained. Owing to this truth, there is now an urgent need for you to have a curriculum vitae (CV) that is capable of standing out.

How to create a stunning CV?

1. Be careful and clear

Always use bold and italic typefaces for headings and important information whenever you chose to create a CV.

The contained information should not be too cramped, but that doesn’t mean there should be room for large empty spaces.

2. Be creative

There is no one rule to creating a CV. As a matter of fact, what can be said to be the norm is simply an idea of someone.

It is your CV. Find creative a way to compel attention with it. Your CV cannot stand you out if it is similar with every other ones.

 

3. Be positive and honest

Portray confidence by highlighting your strong points. Include grades with outstanding performance and leave out the ones you know you are proud of.

Be honest in your information. Your information should never be inaccurate or misleading.

4. Know the sweet spot

Experts have said that there is a spot in the CV which seems to be the focal point. It is the area employers tend to pay most attention to: and this is typically around the upper middle of the first page.

So, with this in mind, ensure to contain that area with information that is both essential and convincing.

5. Be concise

Good business communications tend to be short and precise. Always straight to the point. The creativity in your CV formation should emulate this.

A CV should be seen as an appetizer and not the meal. Under no circumstances should there be room for indigestion.

The longer and dense your CV is, the harder it is for an employer to comprehend your achievements. And when this happens, it becomes very easy for your CV to be discarded.

Remember this and prevent it.

6. Make use of internet tools

There are a good number of internet tools that will make your CV much simpler and attractive. Amongst them are:

  • CV Maker

  • My perfect resume

  • Kickresume

  • Visualize.me

  • Doyoubuzz

  • Resume.com

  • Online Cv Generator

  • LiveCareer

  • Resunate

  • Jobspice

  • Howtowritearesume.net

 

What are the common mistakes people make when creating a CV?

One survey of employers found the following mistakes were most common

  1. Spelling and grammar 56% of employers found this

  2. Not tailored to the job 21%

  3. Length not right & poor work history 16%

  4. Poor format and no use of bullets 11%

  5. No accomplishments 9%

  6. Contact & email problems 8%

  7. Objective/profile was too vague 5%

  8. Lying 2%

  9. Having a photo 1%

  10. Listing personal hobbies and using abbreviations 3%

In conclusion, I would want to state here that 76% of CVs with unprofessional email addresses are ignored. And the validity of this statement is based on survey.

Here are examples of email addresses you should REFRAIN from using

  • slayqueen@yahoo.com

  • linda:hottestchick@gmail.com

  • rincesspepperdemgang@yahoo.com

  • softkingdare@yahoo.com

  • victorthemoneylord@yahoo.com

ALSO READ: How to write a stunning application letter

 

 

 

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Be Careful! You could be used for rituals if you are a bald man in Mozambique

This bald man is very furious.

Witch doctors are using the notion that bald heads contain gold as a motivation for their clients.

The police in Mozambique has warned that bald men in the country are now possible targets of ritual killings according to a BBC report.

This is following the murder of five men in Milange District located in Zambezia Province of the East African country.

A police commander, Afonso Dias, who spoke to the BBC explained that the targeting of bald men is based on a superstition that their heads contain gold.

Findings made BBC reporter, Jose Tembe, however revealed that the notion is most likely an act of trickery used by witch doctors to motivate their clients to bring them bald heads.

Speaking at a press conference in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, Dias said, “Their motive comes from superstition and culture – the local community thinks bald individuals are rich.”

ALSO READ: Herbalist defrauds driver of N4M looking for favour charm

The AFP News in a related report disclosed that two men around the age of 20 have been arrested in connection to the killings.

It also stated that the organs of the murdered victims were used as rituals to create wealth for clients in Tanzania and Malawi.

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