Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Unbelievable!!! Teen sues parents for posting 'embarrassing and intimate' baby photos of her on Facebook

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In this day and age, parents are always posting pictures of their kids on social media.

Before they're even born, their faces will be on the internet in the form of scan pictures.

And from first steps to the first day of school, every new milestone is documented - including some embarrassing ones.

But parents might want to think twice about what they share online after it emerged that a teenager is suing her parents for invasion of privacy.

Why? Because they posted pictures of her when she was a baby that include having her nappy changed and sitting on a potty.

The 18-year-old woman, who lives in the Austrian state of Carinthia, claims that since 2009 her parents have made her life a misery by constantly posting new pictures of her on their social media accounts from when she was an infant.

She said the pictures allegedly included embarrassing and intimate images from her childhood and added that they were shared with her parents' 700 online friends.

Michael Rami, the woman's lawyer, says that to date her parents have posted 500 images of her on social media sites without her consent. He believes she has a good chance of winning the court battle.

The teenager said: "They knew no shame and no limit - and did not care whether it was a picture of me sitting on the toilet or lying naked in my cot - every stage was photographed and then made public."


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WOW!!! Britain's 'tallest landlord' who is so tall at 6ft 8ins customers can't see his head behind the bar

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Mark Davey, who stands at 6ft 8ins, has to crouch so punters can see his face

A towering pub boss believed to be Britain’s tallest bar manager is giving customers neck-ache at a local boozer - because they can’t see his face when he serves them.

Mark Davey, who is 6ft 8ins tall, has just taken over the reigns of The Nag’s Head pub in York and is giving regulars something to chuckle about.

When the new pub boss serves customers all they can see is mark’s body and a floating beverage - as Mark is so tall a high shelf blocks out punters seeing his head.

Lanky Mark is forced to stoop over so that customers can see him to hand over their change and drinks.

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Mark, of York, jokingly said: “I was enjoying being in the city - but regular customers here are making a joke about my height.

“That’s all they do - they all take the Mick whenever I bang my head on things.”

“I started the role in July of this year and have had a lot of comments about my height from customers.

“They do it in jest when they have had a bit to drink.”

Adding: “But joking aside, I really enjoy the people and the city of York.”

Speaking about his title of being the tallest landlord in Britain, Mark, who is single, said: “I do have to stoop down to serve people.

“I was definitely crowned the tallest landlord in Yorkshire when I worked at a pub in Halifax - that was never disputed.

“But I guess after 20 years and hitting every beam in every pub in Yorkshire - I think I’ve got used to it and I taken it in my stride.”

Adding: “I’ve got the bumps and bruises to prove it.”

Asked if he would be changing the York boozer to accommodate his frame by taking out the top shelf, Mark added: “No way, I can’t change this beautiful pub.

“It’s not even annoying having to stoop down - I just get on with it.”

Mark has previously run pubs across Yorkshire and has worked for Timothy Taylor’s, including Wetherby, Thirsk and Keighley.

$15m in my accounts for medical bills, others, says Former President's wife

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NIGERIA - Dame Patience Jonathan, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, said she was using her $15m, which was frozen in four companies’ accounts, to settle medical bills while she was out of the country.

She, therefore, urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and Skye Bank to lift the restriction on the accounts.

Patience said this in a letter with reference number GA/Abibo/00226/2016, written by her lawyers, Granville Abibo (SAN) and Co, which was addressed to the Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu.

Close Source had reported that the four accounts belonged to the following companies: Pluto Property and Investment Company Limited, Seagate Property Development and Investment Company Limited, Trans Ocean Property and Investment Company Limited and Globus Integrated Service Limited.

A houseboy, a driver and other domestic workers of a former Special Adviser on Domestic Affairs to Jonathan, Waripamowei Dudafa, were named as directors, but Patience’s $15m was lodged in the accounts and she was given a platinum card and exclusive access to the accounts.

The letter read in part, “It is noteworthy to emphasise that the said accounts, which were in US dollar denomination, were card-based accounts and our client is the sole signatory to these accounts.

“However, our client has been operating the said accounts using the cards for her medical bill payments and purchases for her private purposes without any let or hindrance.

“Our client was therefore surprised when the said cards stop functioning on July 7, 2016, or thereabout. Our client immediately, thereupon, contacted Skye Bank Plc through our solicitors.

‘‘It was only then that the bank officials informed our client that the said accounts were placed on a ‘No Debit Order’ following investigations and instruction from your commission and this is without notice to our client by either the bank or the commission.

“It is in the light of the foregoing that we urge you to use your good offices to vacate the ‘No Debit/Freezing Order’ placed on the said accounts.”

Patience, who described herself as a law-abiding citizen, said despite all the explanations she offered to the Lagos Zonal Office of the EFCC, the detectives in charge refused to heed her request.

She, therefore, urged Magu to intervene immediately.

She added, “Despite the foregoing, our client, who is a law-abiding citizen, has watched with surprise how efforts are being made surreptitiously to indirectly harass or harangue her and short-change her of her personal funds in breach of her fundamental human rights.

“We urge you sir, to kindly intervene to stop the untoward and wrongful actions of your officials to embarrass, inconvenience and short-change our client.”

However, a detective in the EFCC said, “We got a relevant court order to freeze those accounts and we have evidence which we will present in court on Friday.

“We did not know that the accounts belonged to Patience Jonathan at the time we froze them. The accounts do not bear her name neither do they carry her BVN (Bank Verification Number). So, how can she accuse us of harassment?

“She has a separate account in Skye Bank with the title ‘Patience Jonathan’, which has a balance of $5m. If she claims she needs money for medical treatment, then the $5m should be alright.”

In a thanksgiving service held at the State House chapel in Abuja on February 18, 2013, Patience had said she underwent seven surgical operations within one month in Germany, adding that the doctors had given up hope on her survival.

She had stated, “I remember when Chief  Obasanjo was the President of the country, I was close to his late wife, Stella. We worshiped together in this chapel. It was a painful moment for me that time when she (Stella) died and her corpse was brought here.

“That was how my corpse would have been brought here.

‘‘It was not an easy experience for me. I actually died, I passed out for more than a week. My intestine and tummy were opened.

 “I am not Lazarus but my experience was similar to his. My doctors said all hope was lost.’’

Obama rubbishes Trump as no friend of the working class

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UNITED STATES - With Hillary Clinton sidelined by pneumonia, President Barack Obama took up the Democrats' fight against Donald Trump on Tuesday, trying to quash the Republican presidential candidate's bid to appeal to working-class voters.

Obama, whose 50 percent job approval rating could help improve the climate for the Democratic ticket in the Nov. 8 election, rallied party faithful against Trump, the 70-year-old New York real estate developer, at an outdoor event in Philadelphia.

"This is a guy who spent 70 years on this earth showing no concern for working people. He spent most of his life trying to stay far away from working people. He wasn't going to let you on his golf course," Obama said.

Obama's campaign appearance was his first as a solo act on behalf of Clinton as he tries to ensure Democrats retain control of the White House once his eight years are over in January.

The president lauded new census numbers on income growth as proof that his administration's policies have helped improve the economy, an attempt to undermine Trump's argument that economic woes are deep.

"By so many measures, America is stronger and more prosperous than when we started out on this journey together," Obama said.

Clinton, who was Obama's secretary of state during his first term, rested at her home in the New York City suburb of Chappaqua, as she recovers from pneumonia. She was diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday but she kept it secret until she nearly collapsed on Sunday at a ceremony in Manhattan marking the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

She is to return to the campaign trail on Thursday, her spokesman Nick Merrill said Tuesday evening.

Her campaign said in a statement that she will deliver remarks in Greensboro, North Carolina, on Thursday and "discuss her vision for an America that is stronger together."

Obama plans to increase number of refugees admitted to U.S.

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The Obama Administration plans to increase the number of refugees admitted to the United States by 30 percent in fiscal year 2017, according to the Wall Street Journal, which cited an annual refugee report submitted to Congress.

Secretary of State John Kerry presented the new target of 110,000 in the 2017 fiscal year starting Oct. 1, up from 85,000 in 2016, during a closed session to members of the House and Senate judiciary committees on Tuesday, according to the newspaper.

Kerry has said repeatedly over the past year that the United States would admit at least 100,000 refugees in fiscal 2017 and try to admit more if it were able.

What's happening to Kim? She looks so sick and unkempt

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One may ask if the show-off TV reality star Kim Kardashian is really sick. Well mere looking at the photos you may conclude that she is very sick.

We’re used to seeing Kim Kardashian preened to utter perfection.
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But over the last few days it looks like the reality queen has decided to forego the high glamour and mounds of make-up for a more laid back look as she battles sickness.

On Tuesday, the mum-of-two kept her head down when she was spotted returning to her luxury New York Airbnb apartment sans make-up and sporting a messy mane of unbrushed hair.

The star, who has been in New York for the last few weeks to support husband Kanye West during Fashion Week, was dressed in an all black outfit made up of long cut-off denim shorts, a long black baggy T-shirt and a black bomber jacket.

Victoria Beckham steps out in another killer ensembles in New York Fashion Week

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Victoria Beckham, mum-of-four is looking stunning more than ever as she shows off yet another sartorial hit from her enviable wardrobe.

The Spice Girl  is currently in New York for Fashion Week and has been stepping out in a series of killer ensembles over the last few days.
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BILLY GRAHAM DEVOTIONAL: True Friendship

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BILLY GRAHAM DEVOTIONAL

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

TOPIC: TRUE FRIENDSHIP

Bible Texts: By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. – John 13:35

MESSAGE:
The human soul is a lonely thing. It must have the assurance of companionship. Left entirely to itself, it cannot enjoy anything. God said in the beginning, “It is not good that man should dwell alone” (Genesis 2:18). The creation of Eve was the beginning of human companionship. God’s people are a body, not intended to function separately, not intended to be unconcerned for one another. The only true body in the world is the Church. The world may talk grandly of brotherhood, but in reality its philosophy is “each man for himself.” God’s children are guaranteed the richest and truest friendship, both here and hereafter. Only in a true friendship and a true love do we find a genuine basis for peace.

Only God can break down the national and racial barriers that divide men today. Only God can supply that love that we must have for our fellowman. We will never build brotherhood of man upon earth until we are believers in Christ Jesus. The only true cohesive power in the world is Christ. He alone can bind human hearts together in genuine love.

Prayer for the day: Father, teach me true brotherhood in Jesus Christ.


FORMER PRESIDENT'S WIFE BEGS EFCC TO UNFREEZE HER BANK ACCOUNT

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Patience Jonathan has written to Ibrahim Magu, the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) explaining that the $31.4 million found in her account is for her medical expenses.

The former first lady had initially filed a suit against the anti-graft agency after the account linked to her was frozen.

The Guardian reports that the account is being fingered as one of those involved in an alleged fraud case before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos but Mrs Jonathan’s counsel, Gboyega Oduwole has filed a case before the court, informing that his client is unhappy with the EFCC over the recent move to freeze the account.

Amajuoyi Azubike Briggs, an ex-presidential aide; Damola Bolodeoku, a former Skye Bank official; Pluto Property and Investment Company Limited and Avalon Global Property Development Company Limited had all been charged to court over their individual involvement in the fraudulent activities with companies without address.

Seagate Property Development and Investment Company Limited; Trans Ocean Property and Investment Company Limited, Avalon Global Property Development Company Limited and Globus Integrated Services Limited were also charged with the same offence.

Vanguard however reports that Patience has now changed tactic and wrote directly to the EFCC boss asking for the sanction on her account to be lifted.

In a letter through her lawyer, Sammie Somiari, the former first lady explained to Magu that she was a law-abiding citizen and used the account to pay for her medical bills and personal expenses.

“It is noteworthy to emphasise that the said accounts, which were in US dollar denomination, were card-based accounts and our client is the sole signatory to these accounts.

“Our client has been operating the said accounts using the cards for her medical bill payments and purchases for her private purposes without any let or hindrance. “Our client was therefore surprised when the said cards stop functioning on July 7, 2016, or thereabout. Our client immediately, thereupon, contacted Skye Bank Plc through our solicitors.

‘‘It was only then that the bank officials informed our client that the said accounts were placed on a ‘No Debit Order’ following investigations and instruction from your commission and this is without notice to our client by either the bank or the commission.

“It is in the light of the foregoing that we urge you to use your good offices to vacate the ‘No Debit/Freezing Order’ placed on the said accounts.”

“Despite the foregoing, our client, who is a law-abiding citizen, has watched with surprise how efforts are being made surreptitiously to indirectly harass or harangue her and short-change her of her personal funds in breach of her fundamental human rights.

 “We urge you sir, to kindly intervene to stop the untoward and wrongful actions of your officials to embarrass, inconvenience and short-change our client.”

It will be recalled that in February, 2013 while Goodluck Jonathan was still president, Patience had said she was affected by health challenges and that she underwent seven surgery operations within one month and the doctors had given up hope on her survival.

She claimed she even died but later woke up.

“I remember when Chief Obasanjo was the President of the country, I was close to his late wife, Stella. We worshiped together in this chapel. It was a painful moment for me that time when she (Stella) died and her corpse was brought here.

“That was how my corpse would have been brought here.

It was not an easy experience for me. I actually died, I passed out for more than a week. My intestine and tummy were opened. “I am not Lazarus but my experience was similar to his.
My doctors said all hope was lost.

 “A black doctor in London who is with us in this service was flown in when the situation became critical. It was God himself in His infinite mercy that said I will return to Nigeria. God woke me up after seven days.

 “I know that some people somehow leaked the information that I was dead. They are people that I trust and rely on; to them, I was dead and I would never return to the country alive. Some of them even sold my things off.

“I won’t say everything here. It is the Lord’s doing that I returned alive. When God says yes, nobody can say no.

“People are always afraid of operation (surgery) but in my own case, while my travail lasted, I was begging for it (surgery) after the third operation because I was going to the theatre everyday.”

Meanwhile, the EFCC arrested a driver, houseboy and two other domestic staff working with for Mrs Jonathan.

An EFCC source said: “What we have noticed is that in order to conceal funds, what politicians and top civil servants do is to open bank accounts in the name of family or friends and then make themselves the sole signatory to the account.

“Don’t forget that we traced about 17 bank accounts to the immediate past Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (retd.).

“Often times, they do this in connivance with bank officials and that is why the EFCC Chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, has said henceforth, whenever we are investigating a bank official, we will probe the entire bank as well because these officials usually act under the instruction of their superiors.”

FOR MEN: The Exercise That Could Save Your Sex Life


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You probably think of Kegel exercises as a chick-only thing. She squeezes her pelvic floor muscles to prep her for childbirth or make sex more intense. But it turns out, they're not just for women.

A new review in the journal Urology found that strengthening a man's pelvic floor—the muscles that surround the base of your penis and form a shelf across the bottom of your pelvis—can help diminish erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. How so? When you get hard, your pelvic muscles keep blood in your shaft. This helps to enhance and maintain your rigidity, says urological surgeon Andrew Siegel, M.D., the study's author and creator of pelvic floor exercise DVD Private Gym. And for premature ejaculators, squeezing those muscles can delay your orgasm. The stronger these muscles, the better the effect, Dr. Siegel says.

It might sound too good to be true, but science backs him up. A 2005 study from the United Kingdom found that 75 percent of men improved erectile function after doing Kegels. In another study, Italian researchers found that 61 percent of men were cured of premature ejaculation through rehabilitation of the pelvic floor muscles.

However, there are many different causes of erectile and ejaculatory problems, so Kegels may not solve all your sexual woes, says Christopher Kelly, MD, assistant professor of urology at NYU Langone Medical Center. But they're free, easy to do, and worth giving a shot before you turn to medication.

Ready to try it for yourself? Here's how to do it: Squeeze the muscles that you would use to stop the stream of urine and hold the contraction for 1 to 2 seconds (concentrate on only using your pelvic muscles, and not your glutes, thigh, or hip muscles). Release. Repeat 30 times, resting one minute when you're finished. Perform 3 sets, 3 to 4 times a week.

CRIME: Woman Charged with hiring HITMAN to kill ex-husband

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A woman charged with hiring a hitman to kill her ex-husband allegedly asked if he could be “made into a sex slave” instead, police said.

Rachael Natalie Leahy was arrested on Thursday following a meeting with an undercover detective, according to an arrest affidavit.

Prosecutors say the 34-year-old, from Florida, told the undercover officer she wanted full custody of her three children.

Believing the cop to be a hitman, she told him one possible approach would be to have him kidnapped, taken to another country and forced in sex slavery, the affidavit shows.

Leahy was contacted by the undercover officer after police received a tip off that she wanted her ex-husband dead. MORE

VIDEO: Man Gets Revenge on His Cheating Girlfriend with a shocking Gift

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A man who claims he caught his girlfriend cheating on him got his revenge on her 'in the best of ways'. After setting up a hidden camera in his car, the boyfriend gave his lover a present inside a cute heart-shaped box and wrapped in a pink bow. The girlfriend or any other person looking at the gift will think its a box of chocolates, but upon opening the gift the girl was faced with her biggest horror.
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After the man gave his girlfriend the gift, he then hugged her and left her in the car to open the gift, as she opened it she was swarmed by cockroaches.
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MATURED MEN: Ways to Make Your Orgasm Even BETTER

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8 Tricks to Make Your Orgasm Even BETTER

Touch your taint.

If you haven’t already been introduced, meet your taint—or your perineum, if we’re getting technical. It’s the stretch of skin between your balls and your butt, and it’s a one-way ticket to Pleasuretown.

“This area is packed with nerve-endings, so it feels really sensitive,” says Arlene Goldman, Ph.D., coauthor of Secrets of Sexual Ecstasy.

Some guys say that by applying pressure to this area, they’re able to have multiple orgasms—which is probably because you can stimulate your prostate gland externally via your perineum. During intercourse or oral sex, ask your partner to place a finger here and press onto it until the pressure feels just right.

Do kegels.

Take a tip out of her sex playbook.

“You know how women do kegel exercises and say it strengthens their vaginal orgasm? Men can do the same,” says Alex Robboy, CAS, MSW, a sex therapist in Philadelphia.

Essentially, kegel exercises are a way of contracting the muscles of the pelvic floor, which give you greater control and intensity during sex. Try lifting your penis up and down with your muscles, or even try to “write the alphabet with the tip of your penis,” suggests Robboy.

Hold back.

Delayed gratification can be hard to master, but when it comes to your orgasm, it’s well worth it.

A recent study in the Journal of Sex Research advocated “edging,” or the practice of purposefully delaying orgasm for a more intense climax. The study showed that if people paused when they were about 90 percent of the way to climax, and then resumed after slowing down a bit, their eventual orgasm was way more powerful.

It’s an easy way to amp up your game: Bring yourself to the “edge” of your orgasm, slow down, pause, and then start back up again. Try to do this two or three times before letting yourself go.

Find your G-spot.

It turns out that men have an equivalent to the G-spot: the prostate. You can stimulate it externally by applying pressure to your perineum, but if you’re interested in maximizing pleasure—and you're feeling a little adventurous—you’ll have to do a little anal probing.

Have your partner lube up the soft pad of a finger and stick it about 2 inches inside your butt. You’ll know the spot when you feel it: it’s a small, chestnut-sized lump that feels super sensitive. Once you get there, apply some pressure and light thrusting.

Boost your testosterone.

The manly hormone that helps you orgasm is the same one that your body produces when you root for your favorite sports team, lift weights at the gym, or watch Game of Thrones. Research from Athens’ Military Hospital in Greece found that when you have more T in your bloodstream, you’re more likely to orgasm—and do it big. Before your next romp, try some testosterone-boosting activities like going for a run.

Stroke your sack. 

Just before you ejaculate, your testicles rise up near your body to give more power to your ejaculation.

“If you press gently upward on the testicles just before ejaculation, it’s likely to be very arousing,” says Goldman.

Ask your partner to place the palm of her hand upward on your balls, moving them a little closer to your body. It’ll heighten your arousal and increase the intensity of your orgasm.

Focus on the physical.

Sometimes during sex, you’ll get lost in your head—thinking about how hot your partner is, pondering the best porn you’ve ever watched, or even thinking about what’s for dinner. For a better orgasm, return to your body.

Think about it like this: If you’re running, you’ll get a completely different workout if you’re letting your mind wander than if you’re completely concentrating on your form.

“Focus on the physical sensation,” recommends Robboy, and you’ll feel your body responding differently.

Just breathe.

“This comes from tantric sex, where you’re supposed to move the stroke with your breath,” says Goldman.

Zero in on your breath, and try to slow it down until it’s in tune with your thrusts. When you’re just about to come, you’ll notice your breathing naturally start to speed up—but keeping it slower will improve the amount of oxygen and blood flow that reaches your genitals, making your climax even stronger.


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Lady Gaga looks HOT as she hits fashion show

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The star is currently taking New York by storm as she promotes Perfect Illusion

With her single just being released, it's little surprise Lady Gaga is intent on being the centre of attention.

And on Tuesday the blonde star, 30, made sure she was turning heads when she showcased her impressive figure in another barely-there outfit.

The star looked as confident as ever as she strutted out of her apartment to head to a fashion show in a pair of high-waisted black shorts that perfectly highlighted her seriously toned pins.

Gaga was also flashing her abs in a black satin top which she wore under a jacket that she had loosely draped over her shoulders.

Gaga being Gaga, she finished the hot look off with a pair of achingly high heels.
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Hillary Clinton to return to the campaign trail Thursday

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UNITED STATES - Clinton will return to campaigning Thursday after canceling a West Coast trip to recover from a bout of pneumonia, her spokesman Nick Merrill said in an email Tuesday.

Merrill said Clinton spent the day at her home in Chappaqua, N.Y., on the phone, "catching up on reading briefings" and watching President Obama on TV as he campaigned for her in Philadelphia.

The Democratic presidential nominee is scheduled to speak in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, according to her campaign. North Carolina is an important battleground state and polling has indicated the race there is very tight. She will then attend a gala dinner at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute in Washington, D.C., later that night.

Clinton has been sidelined with pneumonia since abruptly leaving a 9/11 memorial event and having to be helped into a van on Sunday. The campaign initially said the former secretary of State had "overheated," but later revealed that she had been diagnosed with the illness on Friday.

Clinton did not disclose her diagnosis earlier because she "didn't think it was going to be that big a deal," she told CNN's Anderson Cooper during a phone interview Monday.

"I'm feeling so much better. and obviously I should have gotten some rest sooner," she told Cooper. Her doctor had told her to rest for five days, but she ignored the advice because she thought she "could power through it," she said.

Her campaign received criticism from political commentators and the Trump campaign for the lack of transparency about her illness. Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway tweeted that a "lack of transparency is an overarching theme" of the Clinton campaign. An Internet conspiracy has even sprouted that speculates Clinton used a body double in the wake of her departure from the Ground Zero ceremony.

Clinton admitted that "maybe weren't fast enough" in getting the information to the media.

On Monday, former president Bill Clinton said his wife  "just got dehydrated" and that she was "doing fine" after "a good's night's sleep."

She had planned to campaign in Las Vegas on Wednesday and former president Bill Clinton will headline the event in her place, the Associated Press reported.

Mum's water birth video stuns the internet

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Giving birth is never easy - but for mum Audra Lynn it was a textbook delivery.


The footage of her water birth in Orange County, California has stunned social media users because the baby seemingly pops out after only a few contractions.

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The clip, uploaded to Instagram and Facebook, has had more than 16 million views since it was posted on September 3.

Midwife Lisa Marie Sanchez Oxenham filmed the birth and said it was "an incredible moment".

"It's an amazing, uneventful delivery," Lisa Marie said.

"What you cannot quite see in the video is that the head is already out. So I tell Audra to wait for the next contraction, and that's when the baby flies out.

"The mother's joy is so moving. When she says 'my baby son', it makes many people cry. It is such an incredible moment."

The footage has been shared more than 100,000 times on Facebook and attracted 23,000 comments, like these:
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Lisa Marie says she's not surprised the video has been so popular.

"I believe the video has gone viral because it's such a beautiful moment, in an intimate, private and relaxed atmosphere," she said.

"That is something we just don't associate with childbirth anymore and certainly don't see enough of."

Mama's Boys: An irreverent take on India's Mahabharat

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Mama's Boys, a short YouTube film based on Draupadi's polygamous marriage to five Pandava brothers from the ancient Hindu epic Mahabharat, is a hit with online audiences in India, but has angered some hardline Hindus, writes the BBC's Geeta Pandey in Delhi.

The hilarious 16-minute film has Bollywood actress Aditi Rao Hydari playing Draupadi as a saucy, salacious modern woman who is flirtatious and shops for sexy lingerie.

Mahabharat, created more than 2,000 years ago, is a complex story of the mythological Kurukshetra war. It is the longest known epic poem in the world, about 10 times the length of the Iliad and the Odyssey combined.

Director Akshat Verma's Mama's Boys is a modern take on the curious tale of Draupadi's five husbands, although it remains faithful to the narrative of the original story. The actors and actresses are dressed as mythical kings and queens in reams of beautiful silk and heavy gold crowns, but the setting is contemporary and they speak in a mix of Hindi and English.

The film opens with the warrior prince Arjun, one of the Pandava brothers, bringing home his new wife Draupadi and trying to introduce her to his mother, Kunti.
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As Kunti is busy doing household chores and has her back turned to the couple, she tells Arjun to "share whatever you've brought with your brothers".

Now Arjun is obviously not happy with this arrangement - who can blame him for not wanting to share his wife? - and starts lobbying his brothers to tell their mother that it's not a great idea and that she should reconsider.

There have been attempts in the past to retell the Mahabharat from Draupadi's perspective, but generally she is unhappy at the idea of being "shared". In Mama's Boys however, she's excited at the prospect of multiple husbands and actively seduces them.

The film opens with the warrior prince Arjun, one of the Pandava brothers, bringing home his new wife Draupadi and trying to introduce her to his mother, Kunti.

As Kunti is busy doing household chores and has her back turned to the couple, she tells Arjun to "share whatever you've brought with your brothers".

Now Arjun is obviously not happy with this arrangement - who can blame him for not wanting to share his wife? - and starts lobbying his brothers to tell their mother that it's not a great idea and that she should reconsider.

There have been attempts in the past to retell the Mahabharat from Draupadi's perspective, but generally she is unhappy at the idea of being "shared". In Mama's Boys however, she's excited at the prospect of multiple husbands and actively seduces them.
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But this unusual take on the epic has predictably not gone down well with some Hindu hardliners and one group, called the Hindu Sena, has lodged a complaint with the police.

"Akshat Verma and the team of Mama's Boys have deliberately and maliciously acted intending to outrage religious feelings of Hindus by insulting its religion and religious beliefs by making fun of its religious book," the complaint said.

Reports say the police are investigating the complaint to see if there is any merit in it.
Following the complaint, Mama's Boys can no longer be watched on the YouTube channel of the LargeShortFilms, as the makers have decided to restrict its viewing, although the film is still available on the internet.

Director Verma, meanwhile, has said his intention was not to offend anyone and that he was just trying to explore what went on in the minds of the characters.

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DAILY MANNA DEVOTIONAL: AVOID WRONG ACCUSATION

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Wednesday, 14 September 2016

TOPIC: Avoid Wrong Accusation

Bible Text: Job 11:1-6

Key Verse:"But he said, Then bring meal. And he cast it into the pot; and he said, Pour out for the people, that they may eat. And there was no harm in the pot" (2 Kings 4:41).

MESSAGE:
If you are facing an impossible situation without any means of escape, you need absolute trust in God for a way out. He can do exceeding abundantly above all that you ask or think of Him. In our text, when Elisha returned to Gilgal, there was a serious famine in the land.

A group of the sons of prophets visited him and he had to entertain them, so he asked his servant to prepare a meal for them. However, as ingredients were gathered in the field for the dish, a poisonous wild plant was mistakenly picked and used to prepare the dish. As the men began to eat, the food tasted awful and harmful. They cried out and Elisha rescued the situation by adding flour into the dish and it neutralized the poison. Although the sons of the prophets may have feared dead and all hope seemed lost, God worked miracle through Elisha with something minute as a flour. He can do all things, with anything, in any situation only if we have faith in Him.

Shortly after the incident, a man from Baalshalisha brought his first fruits, 20 loaves of bread made from barley, to Elisha. When his servant told him the loaves of bread would not be sufficient for the one hundred men with him, Elisha ordered him to serve them the bread in faith that it would remain. True to his word, the men ate and some portion remained.

Do you doubt God? Do you despise His promises? The miracles in today's text clearly shows what God can do. He can create something out of nothing, raise children from stones, make grace to abound, deliver from oppression, give strength to rise above trials and keep one from error. Simply put your confidence in Him and He will never fail you.

Thought for the day: It is better to be quiet and be innocent than be talkative and be condemned.

Bible Reading in one Year: PSALM 131 - 138

KENNETH COPELAND DEVOTIONAL: TAKE CORRECTION

Daily Devotional

FAITH TO FAITH DEVOTIONAL

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Todays devotional written by Gloria Copeland

TOPIC: TAKE CORRECTION

Key Verse: Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate you; reprove a wise man, and he will love you. Give instruction to a wise man and he will be yet wiser; teach a righteous man...and he will increase in learning. Proverbs 9:8-9, The Amplified Bible

Message:
There is one thing you can do that will accelerate your spiritual growth more than almost any other thing: Learn to take correction—from the Spirit of God and from His people.

So few believers seem to be able to do that. When their preacher gets in the pulpit and preaches about something they already know, about some aspect of life they’ve already submitted to the Lord, they think he’s great. They like him because he makes them feel good. But the moment he stands up and begins to preach about something they’re doing wrong, they take offense.

God says that’s foolish. He says in Proverbs 1:7, only fools strike out at, or despise, correction.

So don’t be like that. When your pastor or anyone else in the Body of Christ has a word of correction for you, receive it gratefully. Appreciate those who share the wisdom of God with you. When someone points out somewhere that you’ve missed it, instead of reacting against them, examine yourself and say, “Is that right? Does that agree with the Word? Do I need to make a change there?”

If the answer to those questions is yes, then make the changes you need to make to get your life in line.

I know that’s not easy. None of us likes to be corrected. But if you’ll make up your mind you’re going to receive that correction anyway, that you’re going to remain teachable, you’ll be able to go on and grow in spiritual things much more quickly.

One man said, “If you think you’ve already arrived, you aren’t going anywhere.” Remember that next time someone corrects you. Love that person and thank him for speeding along your spiritual progress. If you’ll do that, you’ll come out ahead every time.

Scripture Reading: Proverbs 3:11-24

OPEN HEAVENS DEVOTIONAL: Well Grounded?

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OPEN HEAVENS DEVOTIONAL

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

TOPIC: WELL GROUNDED?

Memorise: That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love.- Ephesians 3:17

Bible Text: Matthew 13:3-9(KJV)

3 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;

4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:

5 Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:

6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.

7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:

8 But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.

9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Bible in one year: Jeremiah 44-46, Psalms 58

MESSAGE
To be well grounded is to be stable, firm and immovable. Stability is the state of being in a firm or unwavering situation, whether spiritually, physically, or emotionally. Stability is an important element of a settled life before God. God is popularly called Everlasting Rock, the Rock of Ages. God is very stable and dependable; you can completely rest in His love.
That is why Hebrews 13:8 says:

“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.”

Therefore, stability in the life of Christians is based on God’s unchanging nature. 2nd Samuel 7:16 says:

“And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee: thy throne shall be established for ever.”

Stability is required in order to resist and repel spiritual assault by the enemy, stability depends upon firmness of faith, and stability is a very important aim of the Christian ministry. An unstable Christian is a baby in the Lord who is yet to find his or her proper footing. Whenever they are exposed to the misbehaviour of other Christians, especially those considered as more mature than they are, it shakes them to the foundation of their belief. They usually look up to fellow men or women as their perfect examples, and therefore put much premium on such people. Consequently, the fall of such individuals may affect them to the point of taking a decision to stop serving God. They are easily tossed to and fro by every wind of doctrine according to Ephesians 4:14:

“That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;”
Open Heavens 14 September 2016:- Well Grounded?
Are you well grounded in the faith? Are you stable and dependable? Are you settled in your mind about important doctrines of the Bible? Or are you a confused person that is not very sure of what you believe? One of the terrible weaknesses of unstable Christians is the danger of falling victim to fake prophets and false teachers. Some have many ‘fathers and mothers in the Lord’; they are therefore eating regularly from different spiritual pots, making themselves victims of doctrinal confusion. I pray that God will establish you and plant your feet on the Rock of Ages forever in Jesus’ name.

Prayer Point: Father, please make me immovable, plant my feet on the Rock forever in Jesus’ name.

DUNAMIS DEVOTIONAL: Value: The Key To Accessing God's Presence

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SEED OF DESTINY DEVOTIONAL

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

TOPIC: VALUE: THE KEY TO ACCESSING GOD'S PRESENCE

SCRIPTURE: And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. – John 2:1-2

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The price you are willing to pay to maintain a relationship with God determines the measure of His Presence you will carry.

God is present where He is valued, respected and celebrated. He is present where He is needed. It is important to note that Jesus was not invited to the wedding at Cana of Galilee to perform a miracle; instead, He was valued so much that the people believed that the occasion could not be held successfully without Him.

God is present where He is pursued. There are, however, many miracle seekers but very few God seekers.

Beloved, what do you value the most in your life? Many of us are very particular about what we wear, our hairstyles, cars, etc. I wish we can place such level of value on God in our lives.

The truth is that the value you place on something can be communicated by the price you are ready to offer for it. For example, when a man loves and wants to marry a woman, he is ready to pay the bride-price and fulfil the necessary conditions, in order to marry her.

Beloved, the price you are willing to pay to maintain a relationship with God determines the measure of His Presence you will carry.

Remember this: The price you are willing to pay to maintain a relationship with God determines the measure of His Presence you will carry.

ASSIGNMENT(S):
1. Live a life of worship.
2. Maintain a consistent prayer and fasting schedule.
3. Show God how much you value Him by doing the things He loves like living a righteous life and winning souls for the Kingdom.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE POWER OF HIS PRESENCE - PT 3

PRAYER: O LORD, I value Your Presence more than anything else. Draw me closer to You Lord, in Jesus’ Name.

QUOTE: The quality of your offering to God determines the value you place on Him. Culled from 365 WISDOM CAPSULES by Dr Paul Enenche.

AMAZING FACT: Eating breakfast helps to burn 5 to 20% of calories throughout the day.

TODAY IN HISTORY – 14/09/1984: Joe Kittinger became the first person to fly a balloon solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

DAILY READING: Isaiah 15:1 to 18:7, Galatians 1:1 to 24, Psalms  58:1 to 11, Proverbs 23:12.