30 Amazing Things Which can Only Happen in Dubai

These 30 amazing Pictures of rich men in Dubai. They will leave you impressed. Credit to Viajarnews.com

Dubai is an incredible beauty. Dubai is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates. Its strategic location has made it a strong commercial focus, especially with India. Although now Dubai is distinguished by having good relations with most countries.

A mid-nineteenth century Dubai was under the protectorate of Britain. Dubai currently has the right to control and all its natural resources. Oil and Gas Dubai resources were important in the past, but today trade is more important and has a port among the most important top 10 in the world.

In summer Dubai has temperatures are above 40 degrees and the lowest temperature can be found in the winter nights with 14º.

Dubai’s population is approximately 1.5 million. Over 70% of the population of India and Pakistan.

Behold now these 3o Photos Dubai. You’ll want to visit this amazing city.

1.You can do rafting in Dubai

The 10 Most Powerful Politicians in the World

There are only few politicians in the world that are influential. These politicians wield powerful weapons. Their decisions have a huge impact on global economy and on the lives billions worldwide. Curious to know who they are?

Here are the top 10 most powerful politicians in the world according to Forbes list:

10) Shinzo Abe

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was reelected in December 2012. His “Abenomics” have pumped billions of dollars into the nation’s economy. He continues to support the country’s alliance with the USA. In May 2014 he conveyed his intention of playing a major role in maintaining regional security. He has been described Abe as “far more right wing than most of his predecessors.”

Ghana to help Liberia Fix its Dumsor Problems

Ghana has decided to offer technical support to Liberia in the power sector. The decision was the outcome of bilateral talks held between President John Dramani Mahama and the Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, at the Flagstaff House when the Liberian leader paid a one-day official visit to Ghana yesterday.

The two leaders, who also discussed issues on trade, security and sub-regional integration, used the meeting to advance bilateral relations between the two countries.

Liberia has a challenge in power distribution, and President Mahama said the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo), with experience in that area, would give technical support and training, both in hydro and thermal, to Liberia.

At a joint press briefing after the meeting, President Mahama mentioned the role the Volta River Authority (VRA) played in restoring power to Monrovia after the Liberian civil war and said  “We believe we can build on that, especially in technical support. ”

The planned support by Ghana to Liberia is against the background of the fact  that VRA, GRIDCo and other companies in the power generation and distribution sector have vast experience in the area.

Ghana and Liberia have had longstanding and fruitful relations. Ghana played a key role in ending the civil war in Liberia.

The 4,000 strong ECOWAS Monitoring Group (ECOMOG) Force, under the command  of Ghana’s Lt. General Arnold Quainoo, that protected lives and property and provided security for the interim administration of Liberia, was drawn from Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and The Gambia

EPA

Touching on trade, President Mahama mentioned the Economic Partnership Agreement  (EPA) and said it had become imperative for Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire to go ahead and sign interim EPAs with the European Union (EU).

“We will continue to work to ensure that we bring the whole sub-region on board so that it advances the cause of our integration,” he added.

Security

On security, President Mahama said the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) had reached agreement with Liberia to offer training and technical support to Liberia.

President Sirleaf expressed gratitude to Ghana for the support it continued to offer Liberia to overcome its challenges.

She said in the areas of infrastructure, mining and energy, Ghana had played a significant role in Liberia’s development, adding, “We will learn from Ghana’s experiences”.

“Liberia today is very heavily dependent on the public sector, and we are trying to change that because we know that at the end of the day sustainability is from the private sector,” she said.

In that instance, she said, Liberia would learn from Ghana that had moved far in private sector growth.

Arrival 

Earlier,  Mrs Ellen Johnson Sirleaf  was received at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) by the Vice-President, Mr Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, when she arrived in Accra for a day’s official visit, reports Sebastian Syme.

The dignitaries who accompanied the Vice-President to meet the Liberian leader included the Interior Minister, Mr Prosper Bani; the Trade and Industry Minister, Dr Ekow Spio-Garbrah; the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Ms Sherry Ayittey;  and Nii Lantey Vanderpuje, the Minister of Youth and Sports.

Ghana-Liberia relations

Diplomatic relations between the two countries date as far back as 1957 when Ghana attained independence from colonial rule.

The two countries have sought to expand cooperation in mutually rewarding areas, including economic trade and investment, energy and mineral resources, agriculture and livestock development, education and health, tourism and culture, science and technology, security and military cooperation, as well as foreign affairs.

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This Dad Sold His App For $54 Million and Went Around The World!

What would you do if you became a multi-millionaire overnight? How about sell all your belongings and set off on an incredible adventure with your family in tow? That’s exactly what the ‘bucket list family’ did, and their amazing story has gone viral.

25 year old entrepreneur Garrett Gee sold his mobile scanning app, aka Scan, to Snapchat in 2014 for a whopping $54 million. With co-founders receiving a cut and nearly half of the value being paid in Snapchat equity it is not known exactly how much Gee personally made, but one thing is clear – it’s enough to travel on for the foreseeable future! Gee and his 29 year old wife Settie, who met while both serving missions for the LDS church, made the life-changing decision to pack up and take their young son and daughter around the world.

They sold basically everything they owned; including cars, furniture, electrical goods and clothes and started a blog – thebucketlistfamily.com – to update family and friends on their whereabouts. However, with word spreading of their amazing story, they soon attracted attention from people all over the world, and as a result now have hundreds of thousands of followers on their Instagram. Many of their followers are inspired by their story and have used it as an impetus for their own travel plans, though it goes without saying that their posts have also brought out the green-eyed monster in some less enthusiastic people !

Their first destination was the Pacific Ocean for six months, and though they had originally intended to end their travels in December last year they are still on the road and continuing their adventures in far-flung corners of the planet! So far they have been to such enviable places as Tahiti, Turks & Caicos, the Bahamas, Australia, Thailand, New Zealand, Fiji and Indonesia.

They are currently having a ball in Japan, and have plans to then head over to Nepal and Korea before exploring a lot of Europe. They post daily on their social media with beautiful landmarks and sights they have come across on their travels, as well as more candid snaps into the realities of exploring the planet with two little kiddies along for the ride. Their blog features more in-depth info on all the places they’ve been to, with vlogs posted every now and again. It’s a wonder they have any time to actually do any travelling really !

The couple have said of their life-altering decision via their blog — “We were going to take the typical next step in life and “grow up” and build a house and settle into careers..buuut how bout not! We’re not quite ready for that. We feel like we still have so much to learn about life and happiness before we can set up our future life and home. That’s why we started our family bucket list. We decided as a young family that now was the time to form healthy habits and create traditions that will hopefully shape us into better people the rest of our lives.” Amen to that!

 

Pastor Impregnates 20 Members of His Congregation

53-year-old pastor from Nigeria who impregnated more than 20 members of his congregation, including several married women and young girls, claiming that the Holy Spirit told him to have sex with them has been arrested for sexual abuse.

Ebere Amaraizu, DSP, a spokesman for the Enugu State Police Command told NaiJ that general overseer of Vineyard Ministry of the Holy Trinity, Pastor Timothy Ngwu, was arrested for abusing his female members.“The pastor claims to be obeying prophetic/spiritual injunction to do the will of God, which is to impregnate any one chosen and revealed by the Holy Spirit, irrespective of whether the woman is married or not,” said Amaraizu.

“When the woman is delivered of the baby, the child remains in the ministry with the mother for life,” he added.

According to a Vanguard report, Ngwu was reported to the police by his estranged wife, Veronica Ngwu, who got tired of his lascivious behavior after he impregnated her young niece.

A brother of the pastor, who did not want to be identified, told Vanguard that he had been warning Ngwu and his family about his behavior for a long time but he refused to listen. The arrest, he said, was God’s wrath falling on his brother.

“Let me tell you, God’s anger has befallen my brother, we have severally appealed to him to stop what he was doing but he refused. He has colonized our compound, bearing children with recklessness. He accused us of being jealous of him because he is doing the will of God,” the brother told Vanguard.

“Look at these buildings here,” he said pointing to the church compound. “He (pastor) has converted all of them to himself in the name of vineyard. I can’t say exactly what informed his spirit to the devilish act in the name of God. He sacked his betrothed wife who has three children for him and embarked on impregnating married women and young girls. Look at the whole compound littered with children of different sex and age,” he lamented.

“How can an educated man of his status reason like an unrefined man? All members of the vineyard are fools, how can a woman abandon her husband for another man in the name of worshiping God and practice adultery? I cannot get myself involved in this matter; Vero has opened the vessel of worms in the vineyard. Let them sort themselves out with the police but I want the ministry to be shut down completely,” he added.

Ngwu told NaiJ that he has approximately five wives with 13 children along with concubines he acquired by the prophetic will of God.

10 facts about Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

In the last decade, the progress made by the country has been nothing short of astounding, with rapid economic growth, huge advances in infrastructure and innumerable world-firsts to celebrate.

As well as the facts and figures, Sheikh Khalifa has also won over the hearts of the nation and the wider world, with his stance on everything from foreign aid to the environment. So in celebration of over 10 fantastic years in power, here are 10 facts you might not have known about the president of the UAE:

1. He’s a devoted philanthropist

He has spent more than $460 million of his personal fortune on humanitarian projects including funding housing on the Gaza Strip and helping rebuild Pakistan after the 2011 floods.

2. He has a military past

He is a graduate of the esteemed Royal Sandhurst Military Academy in the United Kingdom.

3. He’s environmentally conscious

He once said, “Protection of the environment and achievement of sustainable development in the UAE is a national duty.”

4. He’s a fan of the Seychelles

He bought more than 66 acres of land on the island of Mahé in order to build a palace there and has signed off numerous financial aid packages for the country to protect it from piracy and to clean up pollution.

5. His name stands tall 

Originally set to be called Burj Dubai, the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, was named after the UAE leader.

6. He’s part of one of the richest families in the world

The Al Nahyan family is believed to have a collective fortune around the $150 billion mark.

7. He believes in military service

He once said, “Military service is a responsibility and an honour bestowed upon the men and women who belong to this beloved country, and whose high standing fills them with pride and glory.”

8. He’s a family man

He has eight children – two sons and six daughters – to his wife Sheikha Shamsa bint Suhail Al Mazrouei, and he’s also a grandfather several times over.

9. He still finds time for hobbies

Amongst his favourite pastimes are falconry and fishing, but he also has a soft spot for football as well as camel and horse racing.

10. He supports equal rights for women

He once said, “Women are half of society, and societies that fail to employ that complete half are doomed to failure.”

Big Sam now Manager of England

The 61-year-old has fought off competition from Steve Bruce and Jurgen Klinsmann to take over the Three Lions reins following Roy Hodgson’s resignation after Euro 2016.

Sam Allardyce has been named England manager, the FA have confirmed.

The 61-year-old has taken over the Three Lions reins following Roy Hodgson’s resignation on the back of the national team’s Euro 2016 exit at the hands of Iceland.

Allardyce fought off competition from Hull City boss Steve Bruce and United States manager Jurgen Klinsmann to take charge of the England national team.

The former Bolton Wanderers, Blackburn Rovers and West Ham United manager has left Sunderland, who he guided to Premier League survival last season, after nine months in charge.

Allardyce has expressed his delight at being appointed manager, and admits that it is “time to deliver”.

“I am extremely honoured to be appointed England manager especially as it is no secret that this is the role I have always wanted. For me, it is absolutely the best job in English football,” he told the FA’s official website.

“I will do everything I can to help England do well and give our nation the success our fans deserve. Above all, we have to make the people and the whole country proud.

“While my main focus will be on the senior team and getting positive results, I want to add my influence to the great work being done across the development teams at St. George’s Park – a facility I have used with my previous clubs.

“I know we have talented, committed players and it is time for us to deliver.”

England face Slovakia on September 4 and Allardyce will select his first squad towards the end of August.

Robert Mugabe’s Famous Quotes

1. Virginity is the best wedding gift any man would receive from his newly wed wife but lately, there’s nothing as such any-longer b’se it’ll have already been given out as a Birthday gift, token of Appreciation, Job assurance, Church collection, Examination marking schemes & for Lorry fares!”

2. Treat every part of your towel nicely because the part that wipes your buttocks today will wipe your face tomorrow.

3. We are living in a generation where people “in love” are free to touch each others’ private parts but cannot touch each others’ phones because they’re private”

4. Sometimes you look back at girls you spent money on rather than send it to your mum and you realise witchcraft is real.

5. If you are a married man, and you find yourself attracted to school girls, just buy your wife a school uniform.”

6. If President Barack Obama wants me to allow marriage for same-sex couples in my country (Zimbabwe), he must come here so that I marry him first.

7. South Africans will kick down a statue of a dead white man but won’t even attempt to slap a live one. Yet they can stone to death a black man simply because he’s a foreigner.

8. What is the problem? We now have aeroplanes which can take them back quicker than the ships used by their ancestors.

9. Mr Bush, Mr. Blair and now Mr Brown’s sense of human rights precludes our people’s right to their God-given resources, which in their view must be controlled by their kith and kin. I am termed dictator because I have rejected this supremacist view and frustrated the neo-colonialists.

10. Cigarette Is a pinch of tobacco rolled in a piece of paper with fire on one end and a fool on the other end.

 

 

A World Without Facebook would had been a Better Place

Whiles surfing on quora and checking out some questions people are asking, I saw this; what does it mean if a person doesn’t want to be on a site like Facebook?

There is no doubt Facebook has become a part of us but the question is, is it adding value to our lives? Thar question asked about brought in lots of comments but notable among them was this;

Look at the cute little old lady in this photo as stars arrive for a movie premier. While others rush to post photos, she was able to soak in the entire experience. It’s the best reminder I’ve seen to log off Facebook and occasionally put down the cell phone.

This lady may or may not have a Facebook account but as an infrequent user myself, the popularity contest of trying to get the most “likes” just isn’t that appealing when compared to other things a person can do with their time.

Oddly enough, this touching picture of a pensioner living for the moment was re-tweeted more than 1,200 times so maybe I’m not the only one ready to log off just a bit more often.

Image courtesy of Google

 

SAD: Tourist Bus Burns Leaving all 26 Passengers Dead

Investigators inspect a bus carrying tourists from mainland China that crashed and caught fire along an expressway on its way to the airport in Taiwan’s city of Taoyuan. (AFP)

A Taiwan bus taking mainland Chinese tourists to the airport for their flight home caught fire and crashed Tuesday, killing all 26 on board as desperate passengers struggled in vain to escape.

Footage on local media showed the bus, with flames shooting from the front, had rammed into an expressway barrier near Taipei.

The footage showed thick plumes of smoke and burned-out wreckage at the roadside.

A police spokesman said the bus had caught fire before it crashed into the barrier but gave no reason.

“All the people on the bus died,” an official from the National Fire Agency told AFP.

“At this stage it is still not clear why no passengers escaped from the bus. Prosecutors and police are investigating the cause of the accident,” she added.

One image in Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post newspaper showed two men trying to smash the bus windows with fire extinguishers as the doors of the vehicle remained shut.

A firefighter at the scene said there were no survivors still calling for help when they arrived.

The tour group of 24 people, eight men and 16 women, was from China’s northeastern city of Dalian, Taiwan’s interior ministry said.

A Taiwanese driver and Taiwanese tour guide were also killed, the National Fire Agency confirmed.

The group had been on their way to Taipei’s main Taoyuan airport at the end of an eight-day trip around the island.

They were scheduled to take a 4:30 pm flight back to Dalian after arriving in Taiwan last Tuesday. The accident happened shortly before 1:00 pm.

Taiwan has seen a boom in tourism from mainland China since a rapprochement between the two rivals under former President Ma Ying-jeou, who came to power in 2008 and left office in May.

There are fears the industry may be hit after Beijing-sceptic Tsai Ing-wen won the presidency in January.