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Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Web Designer Names His Son HTML In Honour Of His Profession (Photos)

June 15, 2021 0

 

Web Designer Names His Son HTML In Honour Of His Profession (Photos)

A Philippines web designer has in respect for his profession, named his son HTML.

 

In a Facebook post, the newborn was introduced as Hypertext Mark-up Language Rayo Pascual - or HTML for short

 

The child's father Mac Pascual, a web developer, reportedly chose the unusual name as a tribute to his profession.

 

He told local news site inquirer.net that uncommon names run in his family, explaining that his own name is short for Macaroni 85.

 

He said that one of his sisters' official names was Spaghetti 88 and claimed her two children are called Cheese Pimiento and Parmesan Cheese, though they go by Chippy and Peewee for short.

 

Inquirer.net reported that HTML was born healthy, weighing 2.25 kilograms (4.9 pounds) at the Bulacan Medical Mission Group Cooperative Hospital, about an hour's drive north of the capital, Manila.

 

His mum, Salie Rayo Pascual, told the website that she is delighted to welcome her child and said relatives were pleased with the choice of name.


HTML's aunt, Sincerely Pascual - full name Sincerely Yours Pascual - shared a snap of the newest addition to her family on Facebook, writing: 'Welcome to the world HTML.'

 

The post has been shared more than 8,978 times and inspired numerous jokes from social media users.

 

'[That baby] will grow up to hack the Pentagon. It's in his name,' one comment reads.

 

Several users suggested some computer-based names for any future children: 'Results-based management system', 'JavaScript' or 'Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)'.

 

'In the future, he could be targeted by bullies and ridiculed,' one user wrote.

 

'Parents should be sensible and responsible in naming their child... it's child's lifetime and identity and why make her/him suffer for obvious reasons... it's not actually a human name!,' another commented.

 

A third Facebook user said: 'If I were that child, I'd sue my parents one day.'


Web Designer Names His Son HTML In Honour Of His Profession (Photos)

Web Designer Names His Son HTML In Honour Of His Profession (Photos)


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Osun Governorship Election Date Revealed By INEC

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 The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has announced that the 2022 governorship election in the State of Osun will take place on July 16, 2022.


This was revealed to DaOptimistic in an announcement by the INEC secretary, Rose Oriarian-Anthony in timetable of the conducts of the election dated June 10, 2021.


The timetable outlined the schedule of activities in the build up to the election starting from the publishing of the Notice of Election on the 1st of February, 2022.


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Value of Naira Tumbles By 51.95% Against Dollar Despite CBN’s Defence Measures

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Value of Naira Tumbles By 51.95% Against Dollar Despite CBN’s Defence Measures

Over a period of 6 years, the naira depreciated 51.95 per cent in value to the dollar.

 

According to a report by Punch, the value of the naira to the dollar fell from 196.99 in December 2015 to 410 in April 2021.

 

This is despite the various foreign exchange policies introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria to strengthen the currency.


According to a monthly document obtained from the CBN’s website, the value of naira at the inter-bank forex market stood at N196.99 as of December 2015.

 

The PUNCH had reported last month that the CBN officially adopted the NAFEX exchange rate of N410.25/$1 as its official exchange rate, devaluing the naira from N379/$.

 

In a move to achieve exchange rate stability and preserve the country’s forex reserves, the CBN in 2015 reviewed downwards the spending limit on the usage of naira-denominated debit cards for transactions abroad.

 

In a circular issued in April 2015 signed by the then Director of Trade and Exchange, Olakanmi Gbadamosi, the bank said the limit had been reduced from $150,000 to $50,000 per person annually, while daily cash withdrawals per person was pegged at $300.

 

After six months of implementing the policy, the value of naira in the official window remained stable at 197/$, but fell from 210/$ to 258/$ at the parallel market.

 

In June 2015, the CBN announced that it was stopping the supply of forex to 41 items that could be easily produced in Nigeria, a development that brought about the forex exclusion policy.

 

The implication of the policy is that importers of items on the forex restriction list would not be able to get forex directly from the windows created by the apex bank to bring the products into the country.

 

A circular issued by CBN said, “The implementation of this policy will conserve foreign reserves as well as facilitate the resurrection of domestic industries and improve employment generation.”

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Hilarious!!!! Villagers Erect Massive P*nis Statue To Successfully End Devastating Drought

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Villagers Erect Massive P*nis Statue To Successfully End Devastating Drought

A huge p3nis sculpture was erected by villagers in Yothaka, in Thailand’s Chachoengsao province, to end a period of drought.


The super-sized phallus, or “Palad Khik” in Thai, was erected on Jun 9 in response to farmers’ concerns that there hadn’t been enough rain recently and that water from irrigation canals was too salty and had been damaging crops.


This week local village headman, Chamnan Kenthongdaeng, 52, told a press conference that on June 11, just two days after the giant penis was installed it had started raining, with a shower that lasted some half an hour.


Koson Samang, the headman of a nearby village, had made a video of the rain to confirm the phenomenon.


However, local farmers complained that the brief shower hadn’t been long enough to irrigate their fields. Chamnan 52, promised that prayers to the phallus will continue,


He told Pattaya News that erecting a Palad Khik, representing fertility and new growth, was a local tradition going back decades, to the time of his grandparents.


Chamnan said that the giant penis wouldn’t cause any problems with traffic, explaining that it was built on a cul-de-sac.


“It will be removed as soon as the seasonal rain comes,” he promised.


Meanwhile, local residents are being encouraged to pray to the gigantic penis and leave small offerings.


Chamnan said that he was aware that some people had been mocking the phallus online, but condemned them, saying they had “no faith” and were being disrespectful to the beliefs of the villagers that dated back almost a century.


Chachoengsao province is dominated by low plains, with massive rice farms and other water-dependent agriculture, so good rainfall is very important to local farmers.

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Twitter Ban: ECOWAS Court Serves Buhari Hearing Notice

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Twitter Ban: ECOWAS Court Serves Buhari Hearing Notice


A notice has been served President Muhammdu Buhari by ECOWAS Court of Justice following his ban on Twitter.

 

This comes after the Buhari government was sued by SERAP and 176 Nigerians over the unlawful suspension of Twitter.

 

The suit is fixed for 22 June 2021 for the hearing of application for interim orders, SERAP said on Twitter on Monday night.


“Having been duly served, President Buhari should immediately rescind the suspension of Twitter, pending the hearing of the application, for the sake of the integrity and sanctity of the court, the rule of law, and Nigeria’s leadership role in the ECOWAS sub-region”, SERAP added in the update on the case.

 

The case was filed last week to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari’s ban on the micro-blogging social media platform.

 

Nigeria’s leading human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana is representing the 177 plaintiffs.

 

They sued Buhari for criminalisation of Nigerians and other people using Twitter, and the escalating repression of human rights, particularly the rights to freedom of expression, access to information, and media freedom in the country.”

 

In the suit No ECW/CCJ/APP/23/21 filed 8 June before the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice in Abuja, SERAP and the concerned Nigerians are seeking: “An order of interim injunction restraining the Federal Government from implementing its suspension of Twitter in Nigeria.

 

The 177 Nigerians also seek a stay order on government from subjecting anyone including media houses, broadcast stations using Twitter in Nigeria, to harassment, intimidation, arrest and criminal prosecution, pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit.”

 

In the suit , the Plaintiffs contend that “if this application is not urgently granted, the Federal Government will continue to arbitrarily suspend Twitter and threaten to impose criminal and other sanctions on Nigerians, telecommunication companies, media houses, broadcast stations and other people using Twitter in Nigeria, the perpetual order sought in this suit might be rendered nugatory.”

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Watch Superdeep – Shudder Movie Review And Mp4 Trailer | Download

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 Watch Superdeep – Shudder Movie Review And Mp4 Trailer | Download


SUPERDEEP is a new Shudder horror thriller with a plot that might sound familiar. Also, when you watch this movie on Shudder, it will continue to feel familiar. Along the lines of The Thing but without much intensity or depth (ironically!).

While the movie is from Russia, the language spoken is almost entirely English. Which is extremely weird, to say the least. But hey, I have no doubt it’s to appeal to a larger international audience. Realism and quality be damned! Admittedly, I probably had way too high hopes for this movie after the brilliant Russian sci-fi horror movie Sputnik which was actually in Russian.

Look, there isn’t much I like about Superdeep, but I will acknowledge that the visuals and special effects work well for the most part. As soon as we’re many kilometers under Earth’s surface (in the superdeep, as it were), the effects down there look great.

The story is just a hybrid of other movies you’ve seen before and mostly The Thing.

And then there’s the writing. “You saved my life!” one person says to another, who really did not save anyone’s life. They just endangered both themselves and everyone else and then tried (clumsily) to manage the situation. Yeah, it’s not impressive. But hey, the acting by Milena Radulovic as the main protagonist, Anya, is actually quite impressive, so there’s that.

The storyline in Superdeep plays out in the 1980s and one of the only things you’ll hear in Russian is a New Year’s speech by Gorbatjov playing in the background. And again, having just this one thing in Russian while everyone else is speaking broken English is a huge breaking point for me.

Whenever this strange language choice is made, the illusion is completely broken. Just as it was the case with Brian de Palma’s godawful Domino which played out in Denmark at first. Complete with Danish actors, who were speaking English to one another. All while Danish extras in the background were speaking Danish. I mean, how is that supposed to be realistic.

If you want to get away with this (having a different language spoken than what would be natural), then at least try to explain it in some way. Especially when it’s obvious that much of the cast has been dubbed – probably because they’re Russian actors and not fluent in English. This creates the unfortunate situation of looking like a spoof on bad dubbing.

Superdeep is written and directed by Arseny Syuhin. According to IMDb, this is his feature film debut after making just over a handful of short films. From his visual style, I believe there is definite potential, but the content of this movie just doesn’t cut it for me.

Samuel Stewart Hunter has done the “English adaption” but I cannot for the life of me understand why. I mean, not to say anything bad about Samuel Stewart Hunter because he has worked on the English adaption (or dubbing) of several Netflix series. Including The Trial (org. title Il processor) and the Russian To the Lake (org. title Epidemiya). But why make it in English as the default?!

When we first began playing the Shudder screener of Superdeep we thought it was dubbed and figured it had to be a mistake. Shudder doesn’t do dubbing as a default, which is something I love about them because they pick up many international movies. Then we realized this Russian movie was simply in English.

We tried to give it our best shot, but it never worked for us. Maybe if you’re used to watching dubbed movies it won’t be such a bad experience. Dubbing is just never as good as the original because the intensity and passion do not come across. And yes, I do recognize this is the only way to watch foreign-language movies for some people.

For most though, it’s a choice that I (like Academy Award winner Bong Joon-ho) do not understand. That anyone would choose to purposely make a movie that feels like it’s dubbed, when it isn’t actually, is something I will never understand. But hey, have at it if you enjoy supernatural survival horror movies. The visuals are at least quite impressive.

Superdeep is out on Shudder from June 17, 2021.


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Reno Omokri Accused Of Enjoying Abroad With Stolen Government Money, He Replies

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Reno Omokri Accused Of Enjoying Abroad With Stolen Government Money, He Replies


Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan's former aide, Reno Omokri has reacted after being accused of enjoying abroad with money he stole while being in government.

 

Reacting, the ex-presidential aide shared his affluent historical background to his followers.

 

@Saifullah El-yaquob took to the comment section in Omokri's post and wrote;

 

"You don steal our money during the corrupt Jonathan's regime dey go abroad enjoying life, right?


Continue, Nigeria will soon be divided and you must return all those money you and your cronies stole"


In Reply to the comment, Reno Omokri shared throwback photos of himself and wrote;

 

"Dear @Saifullah El-yaquob,


Thank you for your comment.


The first photo is me at 9 ‘enjoying life’ at Disneyland, California in 1983. The second photo is me at 12 enjoying life at Regent Street, London, in 1986. The third photo is me enjoying life at Notting Hill Carnival in 2002.


I am a descendant of Olu Atuwatse I (Dom Domingos), the first West African to have a university degree in 1611. To God be the glory, nobody in my lineage suffers. My ancestors were enjoying life before there was a Nigeria. And if there ceases to be a Nigeria tomorrow, God willing, both my descendants and I will continue to enjoy life.


And by the way, the Buhari administration has investigated me up to my underwear. They have scrutinised me and found nothing. Hence I have never been accused of theft in my life by any government under the sun.


Thank you and may God bless you.


#FreeLeahSharibu #RenosNuggets"


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Rio Ferdinand advises Christian Eriksen not to play again after collapse

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Rio Ferdinand advises Christian Eriksen not to play again after collapse

Former England defender, Rio Ferdinand has advised Denmark midfielder, Christian Eriksen not to think about playing football again after he suffered a cardiac arrest during his country’s Euro 2020 1-0 defeat against Finland last weekend.


Eriksen collapsed on the pitch before the end of the first half of Denmark’s clash against Finland on Saturday.


The Inter Milan playmaker was resuscitated on the pitch, with players and fans watching on in distress before he was taken to the hospital for a further check-up.


But Ferdinand feels Eriksen should now only focus on his family and getting healthy, not his football career.


Asked if he thinks Eriksen will play again, Ferdinand said on his Vibe With Five YouTube show: “I don’t think he plays again, I have got to be honest.


“If I am him, I am not thinking about that probably, I would just want to be healthy for the sake of my family really.”


He added: “I got a bit emotional, I have got to be honest.


“Just to see that and to see the effects on his wife, the pictures of his wife or his girlfriend coming through as well, it was just so emotional.


“It hits you and just makes you think about life, man, and the importance of really appreciating life and enjoying your life.


“It’s just great we can sit here and he has made comments that are now live in the media about he didn’t know what happened, he is keen to find out what happened.


“I think they are saying [it was] a cardiac arrest, I wouldn’t like to jump to conclusions, but I think that is the rumours that I am hearing.


“But I just think he will obviously be evaluating his life post this, and just hopefully, he continues his recovery in the vein that he is at the moment – which seems to be positive.


“It was a day that football stands still and you go, “Wow!” It is a tournament, we are happy it’s started and stuff, but when situations like that happen, you think, ‘Wow, ok, just look at life’.”



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Twitter ban: Nigeria loses N24.72billion in ten days

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Twitter ban: Nigeria loses N24.72billion in ten days


Nigeria has lost N24.72billion ($60.14million) in ten days to the microblogging and social networking service, Twitter, ban in Nigeria, according to NetBlocks Cost of Shutdown Tool.


Nigeria loses N102.9million ($250,600) every hour due to the Twitter ban that took effect on June 5, 2021.


Recall that the Minister of information and Tourism, Lai Mohammed, had earlier this month announced the indefinite suspension of Twitter’s operations in Nigeria.


Mohammed said the Federal Government was forced to act because of “the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.”


The suspension of Twitter has continued to spark widespread outrage, with many Nigerians condemning the move.


Last week, the US Mission in Nigeria urged President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to reverse the Twitter ban because 40million Nigerians use the platform.


Top American official, Samantha Power, conveyed the message, saying: “There are nearly 40 M Twitter users in #Nigeria, and the country is home to Africa’s largest tech hub.”


The Federal Government also directed the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to start the process of licensing all OTT and social media operations.


NBC was also ordered to force broadcast stations – Television and Radio – to stop using Twitter or face the consequences.


The actions are being criticized by Nigerians, countries, local and international organizations.

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Real Madrid’s Varane snubs Man United, chooses new club

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Real Madrid’s Varane snubs Man United, chooses new club

 Real Madrid defender, Raphael Varane, wants to join Paris Saint-Germain ahead of Manchester United, El Confidencial reports.


Varane is wanted by Man United this summer, but the centre-back has attracted interest from PSG and his preference is to return to France.


The player is set to leave Real Madrid after deciding not to sign a new contract with Los Blancos.


His current deal with Real Madrid is due to expire at the end of next season.


The France international will be available to sign on a free transfer next summer.

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Monday, 14 June 2021

VIDEO: Lanre Teriba blasts Tope Alabi on #Oniduromi comment

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VIDEO: Lanre Teriba blasts Tope Alabi on #Oniduromi comment

Popular gospel artiste, Lanre Teriba, popularly known as Atorise, has lashed out at Tope Alabi for criticizing the song titled “Oniduro mi.”


Atorise described Tope Alabi’s comment as a huge mistake.


Atorise asked the audience to pray that someone will “speak nonsense” that will take them to the next level.



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UNICEF calls for unconditional release of 150 Tsangaya pupils kidnapped in Niger State

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UNICEF calls for unconditional release of 150 Tsangaya pupils kidnapped in Niger State

UNICEF on Monday called for the immediate and unconditional release of 150 Tsangaya pupils abducted at the Salisu Tanko Islamiya school in Tegina, Rafi local government Area of Niger State in north-central Nigeria.


This is coming two weeks since the abduction of the children.


The UN agency in a statement said it is worried about the fate of the children, some of whom are as young as three years. Old.


“We are appalled that two weeks after 150 students were abducted from their school, they continue to be held by their abductors,” said Rushnan Murtaza, Officer in Charge, Representative UNICEF Nigeria.


“Parents are grieving their children’s ‘disappearance’; siblings are missing their brothers and sisters – these children must be immediately and unconditionally released and safely reunited with their families.”


“It is horrifying that schools and schoolchildren continue to be targets of the attack – and in this particular incident, even children as young as 3 years old. We can only begin to imagine how frightened they are, and the impact this will have on their mental health and well-being.”


UNICEF stressed that attacks on students and schools are not only reprehensible but a gross violation of the right of children to an education. It is a right that any society can ill-afford to violate.


The organization called on the Nigerian Government to take all measures to protect schools in the country and implement the promises made in financing safe schools in Nigeria so that children will not be fearful of going to school and parents afraid of sending their children to school.


“Schools must be safe places to study and develop, and learning should not be a risky endeavour,” said Rushnan Murtaza. “There are very few – if any – things more important for any society than ensuring the safe education of its children.”

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JAMB extends 2021/2022 registration deadline

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JAMB extends 2021/2022 registration deadline

 The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB has announced another extension of 2021/2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME registration deadline.


This was disclosed in a statement on Monday by JAMB’s spokesman, Dr. Fabian Benjamin.


Dr. Benjamin said the extension was to enable candidates who were yet to complete their registration due to some hitches before the previous deadline elapsed, to do so.


He urged the affected candidates to visit any specially designated registration centres on Tuesday, June 15, to finish the process.


He noted that the development applies only to candidates whose names were compiled following complaints of their inability to meet up with the previous extension.


“The candidates who have not registered but have secured the profile codes and initiated the registration process are expected to visit the specially designated registration centres to complete the registration on Tuesday, June 15,” he added.

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Ronaldo addresses rumours about his future amid links to Man Utd, PSG

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Ronaldo addresses rumours about his future amid links to Man Utd, PSG

 Portugal captain, Cristiano Ronaldo, has insisted he is fully focused on the European Championship and is not thinking about his future.


Ronaldo has been linked with an exit from Juventus this summer.


It is believed the 36-year-old might return to Manchester United or join Paris Saint-Germain.


Ronaldo is currently with the national team and they begin their Euro 2020 campaign against Hungary on Tuesday.


And the former United forward brushed aside questions surrounding his future on the eve of Portugal’s opening fixture in Group F.


“I have been playing at the highest level for many years this doesn’t faze me, maybe if I was 18 or 19 I might have had some sleepless nights, but I’m 36.



“It’s like I say, whatever comes, it will be for good. Regardless of whether you stay or leave, that’s not the most important right now.


“The most important thing is to focus on the national team, a competition of this magnitude is not played every day, I’m going to play the fifth European but in my mind it’s like the first.


“I want to start on the right foot, I want to win, I want to play well and I want to have positive thoughts, from the beginning to the end of the competition,” Ronaldo said at a press conference on Monday

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Panic As Armed Bandits Abduct Farmer In Ekiti

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Panic As Armed Bandits Abduct Farmer In Ekiti

Alhaji Jimoh Olodan, a Nigerian farmer, has been abducted by armed men suspected to be bandits in Iyemero Ekiti, Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State, Sun News reports.


The abduction came two months and some days after a farmer, Mr. Isaac Agbanigo, was abducted from a farmstead in Ikere Ekiti, Ikere council of the state.


The incident, according to an eyewitness, Chief Ajayi Ogungbemi, happened at Elegure farm settlement around 11.15pm on Friday.


The farmstead is about 15-minute drive from the community.


Ogungbemi, who is the Babaloja of Iyemero, told journalists, on Saturday that the abductors, numbering 18, invaded the farmstead and whisked away the farmer.


According to the witness, the kidnappers shot sporadically into the air before taking the farmer to an unknown destination.


He said the gunshots caused panic, as residents, who had not slept when they came, fled into the bush, while those sleeping quickly woke up and fled.


Ogungbemi appealed to the state police command and the Amotekun corps to expedite actions and free the victim from his captors.


 When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti State command, ASP Sunday Abutu, said the police were not aware of the incident.


“We are not aware, but we will ensure that we contact all the necessary units to ascertain the veracity of the incident,” he said.


Also, the commandant, Ekiti State Security Network Amotekun, Brig Gen. Joe Komolafe (retd), stated that the corps had not been informed about the incident.


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