Nigerian Guy was Beaten Mercilessly for allegedly having Sex with another Man’s Wife

Facebook user, Fortune Eshio Chaba, who lives in Lagos Took the the platform to share pictures of the man and his swollen black eye after the beating.

He wrote;

They beat him black, red and black for sleeping with another person’s wife! Stay away from people’s wives!

see some reactions below;

Grace Achu Boll NONSENSE was the woman forced???ls she a child an adult married woman no shame! Sometimes i don’t blame some men who go after married women because some of these so called madams are very tempting! No abuse please 😂😂😂😂😂😂IAm just saying

Manasseh Moyo Well in my humble opinion, of course without offending anyone who thinks differently from my point of view, but also by looking this matter in a different way and without fighting and by trying to make it clear, and by considering each and every one opinion, I honestly believe that I completely forgot what I was going to say.

Mujeeb Bello Blame the woman, and not the guy. Our people say…if wall nor open mouth, lizards nor go fit penetrate! Meanwhile, for the first time ever, am currently watching big brother naija here on my Radio. And I heard PMB is about to visit the housemates in seconds time.

Nkemdilim Ifeoma Chaiii this beating is too much…. As for those saying they didn’t beat him well,hope God will catch u people one day…. pretendas

Divine Embrace Oturugbeke .Alias 440 …..This is called complete panel beating …I thought he was hit by a trailer ……This is not just the beating of humans alone …Non living things joined in the beating of this man …..Like stone…..belt…koboko …wood….am really happy for him because they did not use hammer …That would have been a state of full stop ……..My bloder sorli

 

 

25 Ghanaian Ladies Share shocking Cheating stories that will Make You suspect your Wife or Girlfriend

This post was taken from David Papa Bondze-Mbir’s Facebook page.

This is how the firts story all begins;
“1. “My mother raised me and my sisters as LADIES. She did her very best to train us up well. I know a lot more women were brought up well too, however, women are just as bad as men in this cheating game, except – women get away with it more because we are more emotional, charismatic, and play victim more. In all though, men and women are the same. You can’t give a guy any less respect in this aspect than a woman. I am cheating on my husband because I am no longer in love with him. I used to love him, but the love died, someway, somehow, along the journey. We’ve been married for 12 years, and I’ve been seeing this other man (who just happens to be the true love of my life) for Nine (9) years now. We are both married with kids.”

2. “I am addicted to fine, strong, men. If I see a man and he is fine, and looks strong, I begin to lust after him. I am blessed with a good paying job, so I very often pay less attention to that individual’s financial status. My educational background and working experiences have opened more opportunities to me, created more hunger to want and have everything, and has also made me less fearful, less careful. You just have to look fine and strong, and I will figure out a way to employ you for something worth paying for – for a brief moment. My husband travels a lot to do businesses, so I am always all by myself. We’ve been married for Seven (7) years.”

3. “I love my husband to death, however, if I am cheating on him today, it’s basically because I have an excuse: I was young (24 years) when he married me. I hadn’t had my fair share of fun. I was, and still am an idiot, even though I know how to act all innocent and ‘good’ in his eyes. It was my plan to quit this habit of cheating when I turned 30. I am 31 years this year, and I have fallen in love with the one I am cheating with. He and I have been seeing each other for the past Seven (7) years, and he’s one of my husband’s closest friends. He’s married. I really wish I could end this affair, however, my heart is already in it, full-time. And, he doesn’t try so hard to please me sexually. He’s just better than my husband in ALL angles. Dave, I orgasm, just at the mere sight of him. I think I am partly in love with my husband because he provides the security (financially) and comfort that I need as a woman (just ask any young woman married to a mature rich man). I spend almost half of it on my boyfriend though.”

4. “As a child, I heard on countless occasions, how my parents argued and ‘fought’ in the bedroom, because my dad was cheating on my mother. I saw how unhappy Mum always was, and how fast she aged and looked wrinkly even in her late 30s. While she worried daily and felt miserable, dad always looked good, and happy, and unconcerned, and handsome, and young, even as they both aged. There was a time someone mistook my mother for my daddy’s older sister, because according to that person, there was no way my dad could have been married to that ‘old’ lady; meanwhile, in actual sense, my father was about 10 years older than my Mum.

Dave that was the ‘turning point’ for me. I have been ‘living’ since – since. I am still in this marriage because I wanted kids. I have kids now. Their father takes very good care of their every need, and mine too. I am just being careful so I am not caught one of these days. An affair may not be a good thing, however, it has made me look young, and my husband is pleased with my fresh looks. In his head, I am looking good for him. Sex is awesome in my matrimonial home, thanks to the outside experience. What he doesn’t know wouldn’t hurt him in any way.”

5. “Mine begun after my first pregnancy. The gynecologist who TOUCHED me, during my pregnancy, touched a nerve in me that ‘did’ me something; something I had never felt with my husband before, ORGASM! The doctor realized I loved the way he had touched me. There was a nurse in his consulting room, but she did not see what was going on. A week to my due date, my husband had traveled to work outside Accra, and I needed to be touched, to feel that feeling I felt in the consulting room. I had the doctor’s mobile number, so he came over to check on me. He made passionate love to me, in my husband’s house, every time he closed from work, till I gave birth. I will be Three (3) years in marriage this year.”

6. “I have been in a long term sexual affair with one man for over 15 years. I don’t love him, but I love the sex. He gives me the greatest sex that I can possibly imagine. I have been married for Six (6) years. And yes, I love my husband very much.”

7. “I am married to a preacher. I love him, but he’s hardly home. Preaching assignments here and there. The little time we get to be together too is always ruined by visitors and phone calls from Church members and their ’wahala’. Dave, I can’t even compete for his attention, let alone, time. That’s why I am having an affair with my Ex-boyfriend. At least, he sees me.”

8. I am married to a very kind hearted man. Everything at home is peace and calm and normal… I mean, homey. I drive to work and take the kids to school. He drives from work to pick up the kids. Once a week or twice we have sex. But, Dave, it’s like we are not dying to see each other. There’s no little note of love, no romantic gestures, no surprise gift. There’s no suspense, no excitement. Rather, I can’t wait to be alone and drinking with my girlfriends on our girls night out.

Ok, so on one of such nights out, I met this gorgeous looking guy, and I thought, I could so flirt if it weren’t for my wedding ring. My girlfriends (who are all married, and also, parents) were all drooling over him, and I thought, it’s just a bit of flirting, no harm there. I took off my ring, put it in my purse, and I walk to the bar where he was sitting. He turned to look at me, he smiled, and then offered to buy me a drink. Dave that was when I realized I wasn’t truly ‘happily’ married. I accepted, even though I shouldn’t have led him on. But oh, god, the way I got to giggle and laugh with him, it was pure heaven. The spark was back in my eyes and I made plans to go out to dinner later in the week.

At a point, I considered taking back my “yes” to dinner, but then I got home, and my husband barely looked at me before turning back to his computer, and the kids were screaming for me to do this or that. Instantly, dinner with the hot stranger from the bar sounded like a great idea… And, it’s been a wonderful idea for Four (4) years. So many good moments have happened with him in the picture, and, my life has never been the same since. I am a very happy woman today. He makes me feel like the woman that I am.”

9. “Hello Dave, I am 34 years old, and have been married for Five (5) years. I did trust my husband a lot but he betrayed that trust by cheating on me about Two (2) years ago. I was angry and hurt and disappointed. He showed remorse, apologized and then, cut things off with the other woman, and again, went ahead to take some other actions to make things right again with us. I did forgive him as I felt it was a mistake, and he was genuinely sorry. The problem is, it’s been very hard for me to forget about it, and I feel the only way to get over this is to cheat too. It’s been two years now, and I still have the urge to cheat too.

To make matters worse – for a couple of months now he is hardly home and stays out late every night due to work. We are hardly having any sex because he is mostly tired and not interested. Again, the way he is constantly protecting his phone, I’m beginning to think there’s more keeping him out and not only work. The thing is, I am not going to sit down and lose my sanity and peace of mind if I find out he is cheating again so I gave in to one of my numerous admirers. Yes, I love my husband, and I do not want to leave him, and I know he loves me too.

This new guy is divorced and understands it’s only to satisfy my sexual pleasure and inner peace. It has been good and very helpful to my general wellbeing. I am a very happy person now and even my husband has noticed. He talks about how I have become very understanding lately, and even compliments my looks each day. So yes, I am happily cheating and do not regret it. I hope my husband never finds out but if he does I’ll understand what ever actions he decides to take.”

10. “My husband lost his job and was home for a long while. I watched him go for one unsuccessful job interview after the other. I watched him depressed and almost giving up hope. I knew of someone who could help him start all over again. That ‘someone’ is actually the father of a former school mate. That ‘someone’ is the person I am sleeping with, aside my husband. He gave my husband an opportunity to work again. My husband only believes he has the job because he is qualified for it. We managed to make everything look formal: as in, how he heard of the vacancy, the formal processes to application, etc. He has no idea about his boss and I. I am in love with both men, Dave. I don’t know how possible that can be, but it’s happening to me right now. And they both love me too.”

11. “I’ve been married for a few months (not even up to a year). I guess I’m cheating on my husband because he didn’t really meet my expectation. Don’t ask me what that means – because I am still figuring it out myself. He’s not enough for me in everything. My present worry is how secure (financially) I am going to be, with him. I don’t know why I married him. I know, it sounds foolish, but that’s the truth, Dave. I still can’t name one reason why I married him. Of course, I love him, but what kind of love it is – I don’t know. The man I am having an affair with, gives me GHs 2, 500, every two weeks. It’s been Seven (7) months now, and he’s still wiring that amount into my account. According to him, I deserve it. I deserve to be pampered. He makes me happy, Dave. Sometimes, I wish I could give him a baby instead.”

12. “Prior to meeting my husband, I was the side-chick of his friend (the same friend who introduced him to me as a potential ‘catch’. He told my husband I am a marriageable material). My husband is financially sound, so the deal was for me to get him to fall for me, marry me, and then, give him his share of the ‘cake = my husband’s money). One thing he did not know was, I was already in love with him, but because he was married, I had to go along with his plan to date his friend. I am happy at the moment in my matrimonial home, however, I would have been the happiest woman alive if I were to have married him instead of my husband. Sex with him is memorable and enjoyable. We still sleep around, anytime my husband is out of coverage area (which happens a lot in every month.)”

13. “I’ve been married for 19 years. Been cheating for 15 years, with the same man. I believe he is my soul mate. We argue, we fight, we disagree, we makeup with make-up sex, we make time for ourselves. Though he is also married with kids, we have managed to not let our actions affect our marriages in any way. We have bought our own little Two (2) bedroom house in a gated community, where we meet every now and then, to keep warmth. We’ve agreed not to engage in any extra affairs: so we just stick to each other and our significant others at home.”
14. “Money/security/comfort is the ONLY reason why I am still married to my husband. He is NOT my type. He wanted a trophy wife, and I am all that, and more (you can see from my profile pictures). I am beautiful, I know… And I am proud of that. I know what it means to be in need of help and money. I have known poverty. I have suffered before. I have been hungry before, Dave. So, when I took a second look at myself in SSS, and understood why – almost everybody (males and females) would want to take a quick glance/stare at me whenever I passed by, I put my beauty into good use. The man I am cheating on my husband with is my SSS boyfriend. He understands why I had to marry this other man. We have a plan. We are both pursuing higher education in order to be financially independent.

We are building our own Five (5) bedroom house. My husband does not even know my son is not his child. My boyfriend and I are still putting two and two together until it’s time, and then I will leave my matrimonial home – going radio silent. I am just hoping he dies a natural death or I may have to figure something else out if he starts to prove stubborn. (There are numerous ways to kill a cat). I don’t love my husband, Dave, so I honestly do not have any sympathy left in my being for him or his feeling.”

15. “I am Two (2) months old in my marriage, and I am already in an emotional affair with someone else. My husband is a good guy and all, but Dave, I am not that much into him anymore. I thought I did, that’s why I agreed to marry him. We had known each other for a few years – so I am a little bit surprised as to why I feel we are not even that connected intimately. We have very good sex and we do communicate so well. He loves me so dearly, but… I feel he’s the only one enjoying this marriage. I have practically fallen out of love with him.
The day I will physically cheat on him, I would be getting out of this marriage. And it’s going to be in April, 2018. My true love is coming to Ghana, to take me away. I have already secured a Visa to return with him. I have no plans of divorcing my husband. Neither do I plan to tell him about my true feelings. He would return from work one day in April, and find all my belongings at home alright… but I would be gone.”

16. “Everything was almost perfect at home: we had so much love, trust, respect and peace of mind at home. We had dreams and hopes for our children. I was faithful for the 13 years I’d known him, until late 2017. He was involved in an accident in November, 2016, and has been in a wheelchair since. Doctors have assured us that he will walk again, however, I do not care anymore. I nursed my husband’s wounds, took very good care of him for the whole of 2017, and took upon the responsibility of being the ‘head of the family’.

Everything, I did for him, because I loved him wholehearted; because he was the father of my kids. I was looking through the damaged items found on the scene of his accident, which had been packed in a bag – since 2016. I came across his crushed phone, so I took the sim out; bought a brand new phone to surprise him with it, and guess my surprise when I inserted his sim? After reading and listening to 12 texts and voice messages sent in by two different phone numbers, all women, I did not need a scientist to explain to me exactly what had been going on in his life outside home. Dave, I did not even have to think twice… I willingly gave in to a secret admirer’s demands in a heartbeat. I have found a professional caretaker to be attending to my husband, while my focus, now, is on my kids and my new man. I have NO regrets what-s0-ever, Dave.”

17. “David, I know you are protecting our identities – that is why I am feeling a little bit comfortable, opening up to ONLY you. I am pleading with you, if you still are not so sure of how safe the security of your Facebook account is, kindly copy my message into a Word document or folder, and DELETE my message – to protect me, should anyone try hacking your system. Thank you.

I am in my second marriage. And yes, I am cheating on my husband. I wasn’t always like this: I used to be faithful. I used to be content with only one man. I used to love and trust, from deep within. However, my first husband turned me into something I never knew I could be: A murderer! I killed him, Dave… I poisoned my first husband, and watched him die in our bedroom, painfully. I mixed a deadly, colorless, tasteless, odorless substance with my lotion, smeared it gently on my breast, rubbed it on my vagina, put some on my lips: I coated every part of my body I knew he enjoyed putting his mouth and tongue on, and watched him swallow every bit of his own saliva, mixed with the substance.

Dave, sometimes, a cheating, filthy, lying bastard, ought to die – for you to live. I deserved to live, Dave. I deserved to live. I’m glad our incompetent Ghanaian medical doctors could still not diagnose the true cause of his death after the autopsy. Everybody, including his family, all think he died from an acute liver problem. I am cheating on my current husband because I don’t want to lose another man in a marriage; so I would rather want to cheat on him too, as a form of closure – in order not to lose my mind. He started cheating on me when I was Seven (7) months pregnant. Smh! These foolish men eh: we give them everything, yet, they choose to fool around. I feel very sorry for this my current husband. I’m still timing him closely. His time will come.”

18. “I was dating Two (2) men when I found out that I was pregnant. I had to choose between the two guys, which amongst them fit into my idea of a ‘perfect’ father/husband. I chose my husband over the other. My husband is the ‘Good-Guy’ type, very homey, decent, responsible and committed. The other gentleman is more of the ‘Fun’ type, full of energy and jokes. I don’t want to lose any of them – because they both mean different things to me. So, yeah, I’m also cheating on my husband (in fact, did I even stop cheating on both men?) This life! So f**ked up!”

19. “I am a lesbian. My partner and I have been together since our University days. She’s my rock, and we both love each other very much. I married a man because in my family, no woman had to be single and childless… So I guess I married just to fit in society. My lady understands, so we are cool.”

20. “For me, it’s a ‘tit’ for ‘tat’: You do me, I do you, simplisita! And I’m ‘doing’ him with so much pleasure and joy. Who cares what he thinks?”

21. “If he hadn’t abused and disrespected me, I probably wouldn’t have fallen into a different hand. My husband took me for granted. He walked all over me, reduced me to nothing, and then expected me to remain faithful and endure? STUPID man!”

22. “Why I cheated on my husband, I still don’t know. It was purely an unfortunate mistake. I was tempted, and I fell for it. I didn’t plan to cheat. There was no reason for me to cheat. I am happily married to a great guy, and father to my baby. All he’s ever done is to love me. He’s never wronged me. I just made a mistake. I have no feelings whatsoever for the other guy. It was just sex.

Though it was just sex, it was good sex. I loved it. It was different, intense and wild. I guess I still remember it because – if I were to compare and contrast with that of my husband’s, I’d grade the guy 180/100. My husband is 65/100. I don’t intend telling my husband about that mistake. It’s going to be a secret I would have to die with. I am not ending friendship with that guy either. Nobody knows tomorrow, so I’m keeping him in an arm’s reach. Being a mother helped me make my family a priority, thus, my decision to want to do the right thing… so help me God!”

23. “My husband was transferred to a different region to work. He visits home on weekends and on holidays. That’s the genesis of my affair. Distance caused it. I know he’s probably also warming his bed as I speak. I wouldn’t be bothered if he’s cheating. All I pray he does is to practice safe sex, because that’s what I am doing in his absence. I am currently in love with both men.”

24. “Me, I’m a player. I know what’s up, and he married a bad girl. You can’t tame a bad girl with a wedding ring or pregnancy, and I know a part of him knows that too. I love the chase. I love the game. I love the sex. Variety is bae. Monogamy is nay! Hubby is a cool guy and all, but ‘cool’ ain’t shit. I’m a ‘HOT’ commodity, so I don’t limit myself to thinking only about my husband and kid. My customers also need my creativity to help solve their marital problems (I know you get the drift?). I think of every ‘call’ as a problem solving opportunity. I am selling more than just a body in a hot dress. I am selling ideas, perspectives, and insight into the mind of a man. I do the needs-based kind of sex: I determine my customer’s needs before I start to propose skills (solutions).

Every woman ought to get to understand a man by letting them speak – at length if necessary. And when it’s your time to show him what time it is, you’d do a better job than those who merely display ignorance (all in the name of ‘duty’, simply because you’re his wife). Dave, I’m far better positioned to sustain a long term journey with my customers in a session. I don’t have to be funny to stay relevant in my business, but it helps to be fun. I am the kind of woman who brightens up a man when I see one, as opposed to the women who brighten up a room when they leave it. You can’t see me and just watch me go; unless I don’t like you.

I’ve built trust with all my men, my husband inclusive. Trust takes a long time to build, but only a second to lose… That’s why I strive to demonstrate to even my husband that I can be trusted, even when he’s in doubt of my fidelity to only him. I am responsive, direct, clear, reliable, and straightforward. Because of their ego, men don’t like to be manipulated, and would not appreciate evasiveness. If I get caught being dishonest in any way, I’ll not only lose my man (customers included) but the ripple effect of my actions will spread far beyond the borders of my relationships – and I don’t want that. So I am always with the assumption that, my customers and husband, are all smart, and give them due respect; I try not to play games, I make sure to deliver on my promises, and also avoid any nasty surprises.

I do whatever I can to stay relevant on a man’s mind. Most men don’t think about you as much as we think about them, even if they claim to be in love with you (you boys are all liars, Dave. You ain’t supposed to be trusted), so I ensure I make every one of my men, think of me first when their dicks arises. That makes me a woman!

I try thinking of disrespectful, cold attitudes in men, sometimes, as fun: because a woman can never know exactly what to expect with these ‘dogs’, so I am always ready for ANYTHING, and I take pride in my ability to f**k the hell outta them – as a form of my response when they’re almost getting pissed. You can ask my husband. When it comes to good sex, otse me soa, osore! Me tumi di no saaa, he begs me to stop! Make-up sex is always a fresh beginning in my mind, so I make sure it is indeed, a memorable one. And, that’s how I am with every other man I am seeing.”

25. “My weight became a problem for him. Though he wouldn’t openly say it, I could see it from the way he sometimes looked at me in/with disgust. He ignored me many times, and just wouldn’t touch me intimately. He was always not in the mood. One day, I finished a professional job for one of my clients, and was pleased with the work. We became friends, and then there was the pursuit. I am 12 years older than this boy; some tiny boy bioh! But he was serious about me, he liked me. I fell ill one time, and dude volunteered to pick my kids from school. My husband was away then. He cooked for me and the kids, helped them with their homework, and kept me company till the following morning. He slept in the living room.

My heart opened up to him after that day. He’s the only man I have ever known to f**k so hard, I’d call the name of my late Momma back to being, in tears (may God rest her soul). Dave, I don’t know what he sees in me to want to be with me, but he makes me happy. His love has made me forget all the pains my husband’s rejection subjected me to. Now, I only think of my husband when I see him physically at home. Every woman deserves to be seen. This boy sees me, and he’s been by myside for Four (4) years now. He calls me over 50 times in a day. He’s interested in my day, welfare, kids, work, even how my husband is doing – even though he doesn’t like him so much. He’s concerned about me.

My kids once mentioned him to their father. They showed a picture they took with him to my husband, and all he said was, “But what would a young, fine guy like this, see in you?” I remember looking at him and shaking my head. Because in his head, no one could ever find a fat woman attractive: To my husband, I had expired. Dave, you know my husband would sometimes worry about me sitting in his car? Because my big butt would flatten his front seat… Eish, I have suffered. A car we both bought with our money. The car I use, which my husband often loves to now drive, was given to me by my boyfriend. My husband still thinks my cousin abroad shipped it to me. The only time my husband would touch me sexually, and pretend to be nice to me – is when he needs my car keys. I intentionally left a recorder in my car the other day he borrowed it, and he and his mistress were making fun of me, in my car. And, he was supposed to be going on a business trip.

My boyfriend wants me to divorce my husband and marry him. He’s assured me of taking care of my kids’ education – if I can be bold enough to file for a divorce. Dave, but for the sake of my kids and their father, and their idea of family – I am finding it very difficult to walk out on this marriage. Please tell me I am not making a terrible mistake at age 45?”

Thank you.

Trump on arming Teachers

President Donald Trump called for paying bonuses to teachers who carry guns in the classroom, embracing a controversial proposal to curb school shootings hours after offering a full-throated endorsement of the National Rifle Association.

Trump told state and local officials gathered at the White House on Thursday to discuss school safety that “you can’t hire enough security guards” and teachers could carry concealed weapons and “nobody would know who they are.” He said that teachers would go through “rigorous training” and could get “a little bit of a bonus.”

His support for arming educators comes a week after the massacre of 17 people at a high school in Florida. The president and lawmakers are now struggling to respond to public demands for action, mindful of the clout gun-rights enthusiasts hold in the Republican Party, which controls the White House and both chambers of Congress.

The NRA, which has been one of the most powerful political opponents to gun control, received lavish praise from Trump just minutes before its chief executive officer, Wayne LaPierre, took the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference. LaPierre proceeded to blast school officials, local law enforcement and the FBI for failing to prevent school shootings.

President Donald Trump calls for paying bonuses to teachers who carry guns in the classroom.

It was a jarring contrast for Trump just a day after his emotional meeting with students and parents affected by recent school massacres. Earlier Thursday morning, before a tweet praising the NRA, Trump went the furthest he’s ever gone on gun control, saying he’d push for tougher background checks that screen for mental health, raising the minimum age of buyers to 21, and ending the sale of bump stocks.

Trump also suggested to local officials at the White House meeting that schools concentrate more on hardening facilities to withstand rifle fire. But he opposed mandating active shooting drills — which have become increasingly common — saying that rehearsing for a possibly violent event could upset students.

“Active shooter drills is a very negative thing, have to be honest with you,” Trump said, “I’d much rather have a hardened school.” He added that he wouldn’t want his son to be told he was going through an active shooter drill. “I think it’s very bad for children.”

LaPierre called for more armed security at schools and criticized the notion of making schools “gun-free zones,” which he said are targets for potential shooters, echoing comments Trump has made.

The NRA chief lashed out at Democrats including Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut, who has long pushed for tighter gun laws, for “politicizing” the Florida shooting. He said “elites” want to “eradicate all individual freedoms.”

“They want to sweep right under the carpet the failure of school security, the failure of family, the failure of America’s mental health system, and even the unbelievable failure of the FBI,” LaPierre said.

The NRA is one of the biggest spenders in elections, ranking 9th among all outside groups, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. In 2016, the NRA’s political arms spent $54.4 million influencing elections, Federal Election Commission records show, including $19.8 million attacking Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and $11.4 million promoting Trump. The NRA also spent $500,000 or more on 7 Senate races, including in battleground states Florida, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Trump was endorsed by the NRA and has routinely touted his support for the organization, and his campaign said he opposed expanding the background check system or imposing new restrictions on gun and magazine bans. Trump is expected to speak at the CPAC event on Friday.

Gun stocks rose Thursday after declining the two prior days. Shares in American Outdoor Brands Corp. rose 2.8 percent to $10.34 and Sturm Ruger & Co. was up 5 percent to $49.55 at 1:30 p.m. New York time.

Background Checks While Trump said he would push “comprehensive background checks” with an emphasis on mental health, an Obama-era gun rule aimed at preventing people with serious mental illness from buying guns was one of the first targets of Republicans in Congress last year. Lawmakers used a special procedure under the Congressional Review Act to do away with the rule.

Trump announced Tuesday he would propose regulations to ban “bump stocks” used to allow semi-automatic rifles to fire like automatic weapons. He signaled support for bipartisan legislation to improve data collection for the federal gun-sale background check system.

Trump said he called many lawmakers Wednesday evening to discuss background checks and that many prior opponents of toughening them have changed their minds.

Bloomberg’s Kevin Cirilli reports on President Trump’s meeting with Florida school shooting survivors.

His support for arming teachers would eliminate the gun-free zones in and around schools enshrined in a nearly three-decade-old federal law.

Trump said in a tweet earlier Thursday that 20 percent of teachers “would now be able to immediately fire back if a savage sicko came to a school with bad intentions. Highly trained teachers would also serve as a deterrent to the cowards that do this.”

The idea prompted sharp rebukes from some Democrats and misgivings from at least one prominent Republican.

Murphy said on CNN that the proposal was “a recipe for disaster,” adding that there was no evidence that it would prevent shootings.

Senator Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican, told a CNN town hall meeting on Wednesday that he opposed arming teachers.

Trump on Thursday tried to explain his rationale for arming school staff members. “History shows that a school shooting lasts, on average, 3 minutes,” Trump tweeted. “It takes police & first responders approximately 5 to 8 minutes to get to site of crime. Highly trained, gun adept, teachers/coaches would solve the problem instantly, before police arrive. GREAT DETERRENT!”

“If a potential ‘sicko shooter’ knows that a school has a large number of very weapons talented teachers (and others) who will be instantly shooting, the sicko will NEVER attack that school. Cowards won’t go there…problem solved. Must be offensive, defense alone won’t work!” Trump wrote.

Trump has signaled support for a bipartisan Senate bill that would strengthen current laws requiring federal agencies to report information to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. The House passed a similar bill in December, but added legislation that would require states to recognize concealed carry licenses from other states. House conservatives would likely balk at separating the two issues, while the House version of the bill would likely fail in the Senate.

A Quinnipiac poll released Tuesday found 97 percent support for universal background checks, while 67 percent backed a ban on the sale of assault weapons.

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Trump Suggests ‘Bonus’ for Gun-Trained Teachers, Praises the NRA

10 Players Arsenal Regret Selling

With the dust finally settling on Alexis Sanchez’s long drawn transfer saga, unexpectedly, Arsenal fans for a change have come out of the window satisfied and excited. The arrival of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan and their instant connection has given the Gooners plenty of reason to be positive.

There is substantial evidence that questions the transfer policies at the club over the past decade, however. Despite quashing the label of being ‘a feeder club’ to the European elite, Arsene Wenger has more than often found himself at the end of a selling decision that the club would come to regret.

#10 Robin van Persie

Whether Sanchez will be able to replicate his feat at the Theatre of Dreams remains to be seen, however, the transfer of Arsenal’s lethal marksmen, Robin van Persie, to Manchester United just when he hit his prime is arguably the most irksome transfers out of the club.

Van Persie would go on to net 26 league goals in the subsequent season to help Sir Alex Ferguson land his 13th league title. One is only left to wonder what the title challenge would have been like with the Dutch striker at the helm along with the addition of leading midfielders Lukas Podolski and Santi Cazorla.

#9 Alex Song

If there is one position on the field which Arsenal have still not been able to replenish with the same quality, it is the defensive midfield. Having to fill in the large boots of Patrick Viera, Alex Song had slowly but steadily established himself as the rock of a young Arsenal midfield developing all attributes that allowed others to express themselves while he would hold the fort.

His role in the team became even more critical when he added to attacking side of his game when he could find the space between the lines and be the extra man to play the final ball.

Post his departure to Barcelona, Arsenal have had a whole lot of options to try in the form of Abou Diaby, Francis Coquelin and more recently Granit Xhaka, but no one has been consistent enough to lay claim on it like the Cameroon international once did.

#8 Cesc Fabregas

It is not for all teenagers that Arsene Wenger would cut down his vacation time to ensure personally that the deal goes through. For Fabregas, one would say it was all worth it. To address the void in creativity left behind after the exit of Bergkamp, Pires, and Ljunberg, the club needed new blood and to that respect, Fabregas was the building block.

His vision, technical ability, and leadership glued Arsenal’s young squad together. Notably, in the five years leading up to 2011, Fàbregas created 466 goal-scoring chances, made 86 assists and scored 48 goals.

Just about hitting his best years, he was sold to Barcelona for a fee close to  €33 million. Three years on, Fabregas would return to London, albeit in the blue jersey of Chelsea, for his second stint in the premier league.

Despite cry outs from the fans and a buy-back clause, Arsenal chose to let him pass only to see him win two league titles in three years with their London rivals.

#7 Samir Nasri

For his short frame, Samir Nasri’s playing style came closest to his legendary compatriot Zinedine Zidane. Nasri’s slick passing, ability to play wide as well as centre and close control made him a quintessential Arsenal player.

After a start-stop life in the Arsenal colours in the first two seasons, the young French international, re-captured form in the 2010-11 season. His consistent performances were rewarded by three Fans’ Player of the Month awards and also earned him a place in the Team of the Year.

The inevitable happened again when cash-rich Manchester City would lay eyes on him and he was sold off to the Citizens for a reported £25 million. Plying his talent, Nasri would secure two Premier League titles with the blues of Manchester, presenting another case of lost opportunity for Arsenal.

#6 Serge Gnabry

Arsene Wenger’s much-known eye for talent under the scanner with the transfer of teenage German international Serge Gnabry to Werder Bremen for around £5 million.

The availability of competing players in a similar position might be the one argument in Wenger’s favour but the fact that Bayern Munich snapped him up at the first chance after his impressive haul of 11 goals in 27 appearances with Bremen speaks volumes of his qualities.

While there are claims that there were efforts to retain him and Bayern influence behind the scenes, Arsenal might be left kicking themselves as he takes up more prominent roles in Bayern and German national career.

#5 Ashley Cole

If selling to a title rival was not already highlighted as a frowned upon policy, Ashley Cole’s departure to Chelsea ends that argument. The talented full-back of England’s ‘Golden Generation’ left Arsenal in rather unceremonious circumstances considering he was an integral clog of the ‘Invincibles’ winning two Premier League titles and three FA Cups on the way.

More than a decade has passed, yet Arsenal have not been able to satisfactorily able to plug the hole. Cole went on to win seven major honours with Chelsea including a Champions League winner’s medal.

In the meanwhile, his understudies namely Gael Clichy, Kieran Gibbs, and Armand Traore have all tried unsuccessfully to nail the spot down for themselves. In the more recent past, Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac have arrested the fall to some extent but Cole’s services both in defence as well as in attack have been missed.

#3 Wojciech Szczesny

Once identified as a “future great, great goalkeeper” by Arsene Wenger, there seems to be little surprise in the fact that today, he is lined up as a potential long-term replacement for the legendary Gigi Buffon at Juventus.

One could argue that his concentration levels on the pitch and discipline off it always were a cause for concern, however, being loaned-out and subsequently sold right after jointly winning the Premier League Golden Glove award for 2013-14 season does question the management’s decision as well.

Putting in perspective that Cech is past his prime, Ospina’s inconsistencies and that Arsenal have failed to keep a clean sheet for over two months now, point to the fact that a keeper of Szczesny’s calibre could have been the answer to Arsenal’s defensive woes.

#2 Thierry Henry

Arsenal’s all-time record goalscorer spent eight glorious years at the club where he won two league titles, three FA Cups and led the club to their one and only Champions League final.

He averaged an unbelievable 28 league goals a season for five consecutive seasons for the Gunners and looked set to stay at Arsenal when an unexpected turn of events saw him move to Barcelona for £21.60 million.

In some quarters one would suggest that it made business sense to cash in on a player entering the twilight of his career, but isn’t retaining the likes of Steven Gerrard, Ryan Giggs and John Terry that helps a club remain relevant.

The prodigal son did return for a short loan spell and rolled back the years with his first touch goal against Leeds in the FA Cup fixture. Its now only a figment of imagination what Arsenal could have achieved with him to build the team around with.

#1 Harry Kane

If only Arsenal could choose to undo one thing from their past, without doubt, it would be to not let go of a nine-year-old Harry Kane. Little did they know he would come back to haunt them as the most lethal striker across Europe and that as part of their greatest rivals Tottenham.

He has a 100% record against Arsenal and is at the heart of the power shift that North London is witnessing. Liam Brady, former academy chief and legend at Arsenal, admittedly said ‘it was a mistake’ when Arsenal let Kane go for his chubby physique.

Still only 24, Kane’s growing stature is next only to Messi and Ronaldo and the goal machine’s efforts in almost single-handedly leading Spurs resurgence is only going to grow more irksome for Arsenal fans.

King Salman Orders arrest of Prince because of this Video

One of the victims, records a message to the government (which is included in the video) pleading for justice because he was beat up for stopping his car in a location that angered the Prince.

The video also shows the Prince going so far as to assaulting two women and calling them horrible names.

King Salman has stated that anyone may file a case against any member of the royal family with evidence and that there will be no tolerance for corruption.

Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman has also officially commented that: “He will not get away with these regardless if he is a Prince or Minister, anyone with evidence against him will be accountable”

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Here are 18 new things coming to the UAE in 2018

All the things you need to keep an eye out for…

2017 has been a huge year for the UAE, with exciting new projects and openings announced almost every week – so many, in fact, that it’s hard to keep up.

But don’t worry, that’s why we’re here – and we can’t wait to see what the future holds.From brand new attractions to flying taxis, here are 18 things we can look forward to in 2018…

1. The Year of Zayed

2018 will mark 100 years since the birth of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nayhan, so it makes sense that the year will be dedicated to the UAE’s founding father. The year will not only be about remembering all that Sheikh Zayed did to form the UAE of today, but will also be about instilling his values across the community.

2. VAT

That’s right, 2018 is the year in which value-added tax will kick off in the UAE. This will see a small rise in the cost of living, with a 5 per cent tax on good and services including food, water and electricity (though public transport, international air travel, education and healthcare will be exempt).

3. Dubai Frame

It’s been proudly framing the city from its spot in Zabeel Park for quite some time now, and next year we’ll finally be able to step inside the picture-perfect attraction. When complete, a panoramic elevator will take visitors up to the 150-metre-high glass bridge, where they can admire the views over both old and new Dubai.

4. The world’s longest zipline

Jebel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah will soon be home to the world’s longest zipline, set to open to the public in January. While its exact length will remain a secret until the opening, it is expected to break the current world record held by ‘The Monster’ in Puerto Rico, which is 2,200 metres long.

5. Mohammed bin Rashid Library

Ok, we are so excited about this one. Construction is underway on a huge new world-class library, located in Al Jaddaf (across the Creek from Dubai Festival City). The seven-storey building has been designed to resemble an open book sitting on a rehl – a traditional lectern which holds the Quran. All going well, it should be finished by mid-2018.

6. Cityland Mall

Yes, another mall for Dubai – but with this one, at least we’ll have the excuse that we’re spending time in nature. Cityland Mall – which is being developed by the same people behind Dubai Miracle Garden and Dubai Butterfly Garden – is described as the world’s first “nature-inspired” shopping mall, packed with botanical wonders. It’s expected to be in full bloom next year.

7. Bluewaters Island

If you’ve been hanging out at JBR this year, you’ll have noticed things starting to take serious shape across the water at Bluewaters Island. Its enormous centrepiece, Ain Dubai, is expected to become the world’s largest observation wheel when it opens in 2018.

8. The Guggenheim Abu Dhabi

The Louvre Abu Dhabi finally opened its impressive doors in November – so could this spur the launch of another long-awaited cultural attraction on Saadiyat Island, The Guggenheim? While no official completion date has been given for the Abu Dhabi outpost of the New York art museum, we’re hoping we’ll see at least some progress next year.

9. Deira Night Souk

By the end of 2018 there should be a brand new spot where you can haggle for all your spices, souvenirs and scarves. The Deira Night Souk will be located on the Deira Islands, and will be the first major completed project on the development (which was previously known as the Palm Deira). The souq will only open after sunset, and will stay open past midnight.

10. Aladdin City

It’s been a while since we’ve heard word of this magical new development at Dubai Creek, but Aladdin City is slated for completion in the fourth quarter of 2018. The development, inspired by the ancient legends of fictional heroes Aladdin and Sinbad, is made up of three golden structures designed to look like glimmering genie lamps.

11. Warner Bros World

Abu Dhabi’s newest theme park is on track for a 2018 opening, with 29 rides inspired by classic Warner Bros characters such as Scooby Doo and Bugs Bunny, as well as heroes and villains from the DC Universe like Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. You’ll find it just down the road from Ferrari World on Yas Island.

12. Self-flying taxis

Dubai’s much-hyped Autonomous Air Taxi took to the skies this year for its first test flight. Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority has teamed up with German drone firm Volocopter to develop the two-seater vehicle, and while no firm date has been given for when we can start hailing the futuristic cabs, we’ll definitely be hearing more about them in 2018.

13. The world’s tallest indoor climbing wall

Extreme sports are about to get even more extreme in the capital. CLYMB, a Dhs367 million indoor attraction on Yas Island, will break two world records when it opens in 2018 – not only will it feature the world’s tallest climbing wall, but the world’s largest flight chamber as well. The climbing section will offer spaces for beginner, intermediate and expert climbers.

14. A swag of new hotels

If there’s one thing you can count on in the UAE, it’s that five-star hotels will always be popping up faster than you can say ‘room service’. December saw the opening of the ritzy Renaissance hotel in Downtown Dubai, as well as the Bulgari Resort on Jumeira Bay. 2018 will see the arrival of the likes of the W Hotel on The Palm, the two-tower Rosemont Hotel and Residences in Barsha Heights, and the Mandarin Oriental Jumeirah Beach.

15. Reem Central Park

Reem Island off Abu Dhabi is getting its own park – and it’s a biggie. The outdoor space, which is scheduled to open to the public in 2018, will cover an area of 1,000,000 square feet and feature a mosque for 2,000 worshippers, restaurants, shops, a skate park and play area for kids and ‘interactive water features’.

16. Azizi Riviera

Dubai is getting another waterfront suburb, and this one is going to be inspired by the French Riviera. Located within the Meydan One development, Azizi Riviera will feature 69 residential buildings, two luxury hotels and a new retail district. The first phases of the project are expected to be complete by December 2018.

17. Al Qana

Described as a new tourist and entertainment destination for Abu Dhabi, Al Qana will be home to a 5,000 square-metre aquarium and Abu Dhabi’s first standalone cinema. It will also have a family entertainment area, a marina, picnic areas, restaurants and shops. It’s expected to be finished in the second quarter of 2018.

18. New restaurants galore

New attractions and developments are nice and all, but if we’re being really honest, we’re most excited about the new restaurants we’ll be able to dine at in 2018. Our mouths are already watering for Beefbar in DIFC, the first PizzaExpress Live restaurant outside of the UK in Business Bay, and we’re very interested to see Dolce Sky in the Address Boulevard Hotel (pictured), where wait staff are set to double as aerial performers…

Countries With the Highest Rates Of HIV/AIDS

According to the CIA World Factbook, these are the countries with the highest prevalence of HIV/AIDS worldwide.

Human Immunodeficiency Virus is a virus that weakens the human immune system leading to AIDS. If detected early, the HIV can be managed to prevent it from progressing to the final stage of AIDS. HIV attacks CD4 cells exposing the infected person to opportunistic infections. Proper diagnosis, treatment, and medical care are essential factors to proper management and control of AIDS which has no cure. While HIV is majorly a sexually transmitted disease, the virus can be transmitted through blood transfusion and during birth or breastfeeding, as well as through a few other means.

Countries With The Highest Rates Of HIV/AIDS

Swaziland

Swaziland has the highest HIV/AIDS infection rates with a total of 27.73% of the population living with HIV/AIDS. Most of the infections in Swaziland are transmitted through low condom use, transactional sex, and sexual violence. Women are most affected by the epidemic with more than 31% reporting an HIV-positive status, compared to 20% in men. High levels of gender violence against women, polygamy, and early marriages to older men contribute to the high rates of infection among women.

Botswana

Botswana has the world’s second largest prevalence rates of HIV/AIDS with 25.16% of the population living with the disease. Female sex workers have the highest rate of HIV infection. As in Swaziland, more of the female adult population is affected by the epidemic compared to the male population. Forced marriages and gender-based violence owing to gender inequalities in the country have both played a significant role. Though Botswana has one of the best mechanisms for dealing with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, much work remains to be done.

Lesotho

23.39% of the population of Lesotho is infected with HIV/AIDS, making it the third highest rate in the world. Most of the infected persons are members of the disadvantaged groups of the country who have either no voice or are riddled with poverty. Such groups include women, young people aged between 15 and 24 and herd boys who have little access to decent employment, formal education and proper medical care. Control of mother-to-child infections has played a vital role in minimizing the spread of the disease.

South Africa

South Africa has the fourth highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rate with 18.92% of the population living with HIV/AIDS. Lack of education, misguided beliefs about the disease, and sexual violence has contributed to these high rates. Women under the age of 40 are mainly infected, as well as pregnant women. The black population within South Africa has been disproportionately affected.

Efforts Towards Reducing HIV/AIDS Prevalence

Countries with the highest rates of HIV infection have taken several measures towards reducing the rate of infection among the population. Some of these steps include mass education about HIV/AIDS, the introduction of antiretroviral therapy to infected persons, the introduction of gender equality policies to reduce gender inequality and encouraging infected women to take the necessary precautions to prevent mother-to-child transmission. Other countries with high rates of HIV/AIDS prevalence include Zimbabwe, Namibia, Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi, Uganda, Equatorial Guinea, Tanzania, Kenya, Central African Republic, Cote d’Ivoire, Bahamas, Nigeria, Rwanda, Congo, South Sudan, Chad, and Angola.

Effects of HIV/AIDS On The Society

HIV/AIDS has far-reaching effects on the economic, cultural, and social spheres of society. The epidemic has increased mortality rates among the infected persons leading to a decline in the economic productivity of these individuals. High HIV/AIDS prevalence increases the levels of poverty as much of the finances are spent on medication for opportunistic ailment associated with the disease.

Countries With the Highest Rates of HIV/AIDs

Rank Country Population Living With HIV/AIDs (%)
1 Swaziland 27.73
2 Botswana 25.16
3 Lesotho 23.39
4 South Africa 18.92
5 Zimbabwe 16.74
6 Namibia 15.97
7 Zambia 12.37
8 Mozambique 10.58
9 Malawi 10.04
10 Uganda 7.25
11 Equatorial Guinea 6.16
12 Tanzania 5.34
13 Kenya 5.3
14 Cameroon 4.77
15 Central African Republic 4.25
16 Gabon 3.91
17 Guinea-Bissau 3.69
18 Cote D’Ivoire 3.46
19 Bahamas 3.22
20 Nigeria 3.17
21 Rwanda 2.82
22 Republic of the Congo 2.75
23 South Sudan 2.71
24 Chad 2.53
25 Angola 2.41

 

Revealed:The 20 Richest People in the Philippines

Philippines, the exotic Island surrounded by the Philippines Sea and the South China Sea, has its own multi-billionaires and tycoons. Here’s the 20 Richest People in the Philippines of 2016, according to Forbes rich list.

#20 Roberto Ongpin

Source Of Wealth: Diversified, Self Made

Net Worth-$900 million(₱42,227,550,000.00)

High profile, controversial tycoon settled long-standing dispute last June with UK fund Ashmore, his partner of 9 years in property developer Alphaland. The deal, brokered by fellow rich lister and nephew Eric Recto, slashed his debt and sent his net worth soaring.

#19 Betty Ang

Source of Wealth: Food
Net worth: $905 million(₱42,462,147,500.00)

President and founder of food manufacturer Monde Nissin, which has grown dramatically over the last 5 years, in recent months scooping up Australian firms such as Menora Foods and Black Swan. The new product offerings complement their famous Lucky Me! Brand of instant noodles and Nissin and M.Y. San Biscuits. Monde Nissin was the first firm in country to sell pouches of dry noodles to make instant soup, and currently boasts more than a 60% share in the market and more than 30% of the biscuit sector.

#18 Oscar Lopez & family

Source of Wealth: Media
Net worth: $1 Billion (₱46,919,500,000.00)

Chairman emeritus of Lopez Holdings. Interests lie in banking and power generation and distribution but the company is best known for its publicly traded ABS-CBN Broadcasting subsidiary. The firm’s film production outfit, Star Cinema, had a banner first half of 2015 with the release of 8 movies and stellar earnings. Also has a controlling stake in First Gen Corporation, one of the country’s leading renewable energy producers with geothermal, hydro and natural gas plants. It manages publicly listed firm Energy Development Corporation, one of the world’s largest integrated geothermal power producer.

#17 Dean Lao

Source of Wealth: Chemicals
Net worth: $1.27 Billion (₱51,611,450,000.00)

Lao’s listed D&L Industries, which specializes in food, plastics, and aerosol industries, announced net income growth of 27% in 2014 thanks to low crude oil prices, a surge in commodities and exports of specialty plastics. It also acquired the remaining stake in agro-chemical firm Chemrez Technologies that it didn’t already own.

#16 Andrew Gotian

Source of Wealth: Real estate, Self Made
Net worth: $1.27 Billion (₱59,587,765,000.00)

Founder and chairman of conglomerate Filinvest Development, with interests in real estate development, sugar, hospitality, power generation and banking. Subsidiary East West Banking Corp is the fifth largest credit card issuer in the Philippines. Started the business 60 years ago with wife Mercedes and 8 employees, offering appliances and financing for second-hand cars. Today daughter Josephine runs it all. His Andrew Gotianun Foundation invests in education.

#15 Alfredo Yao

Source of Wealth: Diversified
Net worth: $1.27 Billion (₱60,995,350,000.00)

Ran errands for his street vendor mother at age 12. His journey to businessman began with a printing press to shrink-wrap biscuits and candies. Soon his homemade fruit juice, packed in innovative stand-up pouches, became a hit. Today his Zest-O brand juices are sold in 44 countries. Now in an aggressive expansion mode: investments span banking, real estate, airlines, food, pharmaceuticals and hospitality.

#14 Yap family

Source of Wealth: Banking
Net worth: $1.4 Billion (₱65,687,300,000.00)

Fortune is shared by the heirs of Emilio Yap, who passed away last year. Family has announced that it does not intend to break up the family empire, but otherwise has kept a low profile. The largest piece of their fortune stems from a stake in Philitrust Bank. They also own the Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp., responsible for the country’s second oldest leading newspaper, the Manila Bulletin. Son Basilio Yap was named chairman of Manila Bulletin, while grandson Emilio Yap III serves as Vice Chairman and Executive VP of President-Advertising.

#13 Manuel Villar

Source of Wealth: Real Estate,Self Made
Net worth: $1.49 Billion (₱69,910,055,000.00)

Manuel Villar, a former presidential candidate and current senate president, has stakes in Starmalls (operates what name suggests: huge malls) and Vista Land & Lifescapes (a homebuilder). Wharton-educated son Paolo runs Vista. As a kid, Manuel helped mom sell seafood in a Manila market.

#12 Robert Coyiuto, Jr.

Source of Wealth: Power
Net worth: $1.65 Billion (₱77,417,175,000.00)

Robert Coyiuto chairs Prudential Guarantee & Assurance, one of the largest insurance firms in the Philippines, started by his father in 1981. Coyiuto also holds a 30% stake in National Grid Corporation of the Philippines, the privately-held firm consortium responsible for the power grid for the entire country. He is also chairman and owner of PGA Cars, a Filipino auto distributor of luxury brands like Porsche, Audi, Lamborghini, and Bentley. As part of his involvement with PGA Cars, Coyiuto established the first Porsche training facility outside of Germany, allowing underprivileged Filipinos to become elite technical specialists for Porsche vehicles, or “Mechatronics.” Brother Miguel, former president of PGA Cars, passed away in 2013.

#11 Enrique Razon, Jr.

Source of Wealth: Ports
Net worth: $1.65 Billion (₱145,720,150,000.00)

Enrique Razon chairs and runs International Container Terminal Services, the Philippines’ largest port operator. His grandfather began with a port in Manila in 1916. Razon’s dad rebuilt the business after World War II. Razon started out in the port business with his dad in Manila and transformed it into a global giant with presence in Eastern Europe, Africa and the Americas, where ICTSI is among the largest port operators. His hospitality firm, Bloomberry Resorts Co., includes its crown jewel, the Solaire Casino and Resort in the Philippines.

#10 Lucio and Susan Co

Source of Wealth: Retailing
Net worth: $1.81 Billion (₱84924295000.00)

Husband and wife team started with one hypermarket in 1998; closed 2015 with 274 stores, making them the country’s second largest retailer, after Henry Sy’s SM Group. The network of hypermarkets, supermarkets and discount stores continues to expand. The Co family also has money transfer company, retail pharmaceuticals, office supplies, gaming, hotels, wine distribution, property development. In September 2015, the Philippines’ Supreme Court cleared the company of liability in a $58 million tax case involving alcohol and tobacco imports.

#9 David Consunji

Source of Wealth:Construction
Net worth: $3.2 Billion (₱150,420,800,000.00)

Consunji, a former concrete inspector, founded construction company DMCI in 1954. Now the company gets most of its income from power generation, real estate and infrastructure. He also has stakes in the country’s largest coal miner, listed subsidiary Semirara Mining. His son Isidro heads DMCI Holding and Semirara. Consunji shares his fortune with his children.

#8 Andrew Tan

Source of Wealth:Diversified
Net worth: $3.4  Billion (₱112,815,600,000.00.00)

Andrew Tan, son of a factory worker, built his fortune developing large apartment complexes in and around Manila. He put himself through college doing odd jobs and saved money earned as a kitchen appliance salesman to buy a distillery; he then made his first fortune in brandy. Tan’s holding company, Alliance Global, has interests in food and beverage, gaming and real estate. He also owns the Philippines’ McDonalds franchise. In November of 2015 his group’s liquor arm, Emperador, agreed to buy Beam Suntory’s brandy business in a $297 million deal. Alliance Global also launched five new township developments that same year. In 2016 the company says it plans to accelerate office and retail projects.

#7 Jaime Zobel de Ayala & family

Source of Wealth:Diversified
Net worth: $3.5 Billion (₱164,522,750,000.00)

Family’s Ayala Corp, which he chaired until retiring in 2006, was founded 181 years ago. Juggernaut conglomerate booked a record $400 million in profits last year, spurring 8% boost in stock price. Started with small distillery in Manila; later expanded into banking, real estate, hotels, telecommunications, utilities, education. Listed in 1976; now one of country’s largest conglomerates and holding company for publicly traded Ayala Land, Bank of the Philippine Islands, Globe Telecom, Manila Water. In July Ayala Corp bought a 50% stake in drug store chain Generika for an undisclosed sum. His seven children control more than one third of company. Jaime II, eldest, is chairman and CEO; son Fernando is president and COO. Started working at company as executive assistant after graduating from college. Amateur photographer.

#6 Aboitiz family

Source of Wealth:Diversified
Net worth: $3.6 Billion (₱169,223,400,000.00)

Family controls Cebu-based publicly listed conglomerate Aboitiz Equity Ventures (AEV), with interests in power, transportation, banking, food and property. AEV was founded by Paulino Aboitiz, the son of a Spanish farmer, in the late 1800s after he migrated to the Philippines. It began as an abaca-trading and general-merchandise business and later moved into interisland shipping, transporting goods across the Visayas. In 1994 the family took AEV public on the Philippine Stock Exchange, but it retains private interests in construction and shipbuilding. Nineteen family members, mostly fourth- and fifth-generation, are involved in day-to-day operations. The family, known to hold reunions for 400-plus relatives, has a constitution and formal process for those descendants interested in joining the company and/or working their way up to management.

#5 Tony Tan Caktiong & family

Source of Wealth:Fast Food
Net worth: $4.2 Billion (₱197,427,300,000.00)

From Saudi Arabia to the borough of Queens in New York City, Tony Tan Caktiong’s fast food restaurants dot the globe. His publicly traded Jollibee Foods marked its entry into the mainstream burger market with a 40% acquisition of food chain Smashburger in October of 2015. Jollibee Foods is the fastest-growing Asian restaurant chain in the world. They sell Filipino, Chinese, American and European recipes adapted to a modern, quick serve, affordable format. His younger brother Ernesto Tanmantiong is CEO. Tony is charting a new course building community malls in partnership with fellow rich lister Edgar Sia II.

#4 George Ty & family

Source of Wealth:Banking
Net worth: $4.25 Billion (₱206828600000.00)

At age 19 George Ty was refused a bank loan to start a business. The difficulties spurred him to start his own bank at 29, with no financial training or experience. Today Metrobank is the country’s second-largest bank in terms of assets. The serial entrepreneur has gone on to set up power plants, distribute Toyota vehicles, sell insurance, develop real estate and other ventures. He has been consolidating nonfinancial businesses under GT Capital. The group is looking to expand deeper into infrastructure, business process outsourcing and retail. Son Arthur stepped down in 2014 as chairman of GT Capital to become co-vice chairman as the company brought in outside professionals to help it consolidate. His other children are also involved in the business. Ty’s Metrobank Foundation runs Manila Tytana Colleges in memory of his late mother. Ty collects Chinese ink paintings and Filipino art.

#3 Lucio Tan & family

Source of Wealth:Diversified
Net worth: $4.3 Billion (₱202,127,950,000.00)

Lucio Tan’s LT Group has interests in banking, property development, beverages, spirits and tobacco. In 2014 Tan retained 100% control of Philippines Airlines, the country’s oldest airline. Tan, who mopped floors to pay for school, got his business start as a chemical engineer. He enjoys flying helicopters.

#2 John Gokongwei, Jr

Source of Wealth:Diversified
Net worth: $4.3 Billion (₱305,542,250,000.00)

Gokongwei started a cornstarch plant in the 1950s and transformed it into JG Summit with interests in food and beverages, airlines, telecoms, property development, banking, hotels and power generation. He owns a stake in publicly listed Robinson Retail Holdings and franchises for True Value, Top Shop, Toys R Us, Daiso. His retailers have more than 1,500 outlets. Gokongwei’s brother James Go chairs JG Summit. Gokongwei’s son Lance is president and his daughter Lisa runs Summit Media with more than 20 magazine titles including Forbes Philippines, which launched in 2014.

#1 Henry Sy & family

Source of Wealth:Diversified
Net worth: $15.5 Billion (₱728,600,750,000.00)

Henry Sy, the richest person in the Philippines, owns retailers and real estate throughout the country. His SM Investments Corp is the largest retailer in the Philippines with over 200 individual outlets around the country. It announced in February 2016 that it is merging all its retail-related businesses under SM Retail. The firm is also one of the country’s largest conglomerates with interests in real estate development, shopping malls and banking. Sy has a stake in privately-held electricity firm National Grid Corp., which supplies power to the entire country. Sy studied retail at his father’s elbow in the family convenience store. Not satisfied with merely filling dad’s shoes, he saved up to start a footwear shop, the humble origins of his empire.

4 reasons why Chelsea will beat Barcelona in the Champions League

Barcelona are unbeaten in the league although their performances haven’t been as convincing as in the past. They might have the upper hand over the Londoners in the current scenario, but there are a bunch of points that will help the Blues stay positive over the prospect of beating them.

That being said, let’s see four reasons why Antonio Conte’s men can pull off an upset in the round of 16.

History never really says goodbye, history says ,’See you later.’

They might be the better side at the moment, but Barca players need to understand the importance of this aforementioned quote by Eduardo Galeano. They will surely be walking down the memory lane of their miserable past in the tie.

In the last five games against Barcelona, Chelsea have won twice and drawn thrice. Barcelona have failed to win against them since March 2006, albeit they did trounce them on aggregate, eventually winning the competition that year. Chelsea’s stellar performance against the Spanish giants means they have a psychological edge over Ernesto Valverde’s men.

Even in the recent meetings in 2012, the Blues caused an upset with 10 men at the Nou Camp, not to mention a 1-0 shocker in the same edition at home.

They might not be having the best days of their life, but their history against Barca gives Conte’s men an undeniable right to stay optimistic prior to the fixture.

#3 Barcelona’s away form

Barcelona are almost impossible to beat when it comes to playing them at the Nou Camp. However, the story is far from the same when they play away from their home.

Let’s consider the club’s away form in the Champions League. Barca have won once and drawn twice in the three away games in the group stages.

Also, when it comes to playing big games as visitors this season, the Catalans haven’t been quite impressive. Since the start of the season, they have played Real Madrid, Valencia, Atletico Madrid and Juventus away from home. In the 6 away games that they have played, Valverde’s men have won only twice, lost once and drawn thrice.

Barcelona’s intermittent away form should serve enough advantage for Chelsea to turn up optimistically for the clash.

#2 Lionel Messi’s curse

The story of Lionel Messi’s curse against Chelsea is no secret to the football world. As good as he is against other sides, the Argentine maestro has failed to prove himself against Chelsea on multiple occasions.

In the eight games he has played against the Blues, the Blaugrana forward has failed to score even once from 29 attempts on goal! He also had his penalty denied by the woodwork back in April 2012; the miss proved fatal as Barca crashed out of the Champions League while Chelsea eventually won the competition.

Keeping Leo Messi quiet will be a challenge, but definitely not impossible for Antonio Conte. He has Gary Cahill and David Luiz in his ranks – the duo who successfully held him at bay in 2012. Certainly, he can count on his trusted defenders to do the same, can’t he?

#1 Chelsea’s strong areas

Chelsea have been under fire this season, but that doesn’t mean they cannot exploit Barcelona’s weaknesses. The Catalans have been weak in the air – exactly the area in which Chelsea have been top-notch this season.

Alvaro Morata might be off colour, but the Spaniard has been the second best in Premier League when it comes to converting aerial chances into goals. As of January, the striker has scored 6 goals from 19 headed attempts, notching a conversion rate of 31.6%.

Another factor that will seriously affect Barcelona’s chances are their weaknesses in the middle of the park. The Catalans fall behind Chelsea’s midfielders when it comes to creating chances. In La Liga, the trio of Busquets, Iniesta and Rakitic have created 070, 0.78 and 1.05 chances per game respectively. In contrast, the duo of Kante and Fabregas have created 1.33 and 2.91 chances per game.

Containing Eden Hazard will also be a tough challenge for Pique and Co. in the game. The Belgian has been in superb form and will be a cause of concern for Valverde since he will be playing against Barca’s weaker right flank.

As they did against Manchester United, a high pressing game could help Chelsea in neutralizing Barcelona’s threat. The midfield battle will definitely hold a great deal of importance in the outcome of the clash.

The Richest Kid in Dubai and How he Spends his Money

The rich and famous have their own way of doing things. They put hard work in to earn their money and they enjoy life to the fullest. These are the things that inspire millions of people around the world to keep on pushing, keep on putting in more work. Our motto here at Alux is to inspire people to keep on pursuing their dreams by keeping them up to date with all the luxury news. After all it is easier to push harder when you have your goal in sight. One such inspiration is Rashed Saif Belhasa, popularly known as “the richest kid in Dubai”.

Rashed is the son of construction billionaire Saif Ahmed Belhasa. Saif  built his empire in Dubai with construction and then branched out to many different industries and found the Saif Belhasa Group. Saif is estimated to be worth an astounding $2.5 billion. It is only befitting his son to have such a life.

One of the most well known branch of the group is the Belhasa Driving School, a place where you can learn to drive in a Mercedes or Range Rover. This is where the rich kids of Dubai learn to drive.

The Lifestyle

Rashed, only 15 is living the life every teenager dreams of. He lives in one of the most expensive houses in Dubai. His house is famous for its’ farm which houses many exotic animals. You can find Bengal Tigers, super rare white tigers, Giraffes, Zebras and even Chimpanzees in his famous farm. No wonder all the celebrities visiting Dubai flock here.

Rashed at this young age has already met more celebrities than most of us would in our entire lifetime. Just check out his Instagram page and you will see what I am talking about.

 

Wizkhalifa visited him even before his 15th birthday. Wiz checked out his amazing sneaker collection.

 

 

Rashed has built an amazing collection of sneaker, one that every teenager dreams of. He has more than 2000 pairs of sneakers and he recently built a separate temperature controlled room with surveillance just for his sneakers. Celebrities who visit him make sure that they visit his sneaker collection. It is only befitting that the richest kid in Dubai has the best sneaker collection in the country.

Social Media Presence

Rashed has become enormously famous in social media. He is more widely known as the “richest kid in Dubai’. In just a few years he has amassed close to a million followers in his Instagram profile. His celebrity photos and photos his extravagant lifestyle has propelled him to internet stardom.

 

Rashed’s Youtube page now has one million subscribers and it is growing fast. He also stars regularly in other famous Youtube vloggers videos such as Mo Vlogs and DJ Bliss.

 

Rashed is now working on making himself a business magnet like his father. However, the route he has taken is different. He is using his social media fame to start businesses. He has recently launched a clothing line which he co-owns with designer Ross Mackay. The streetwear line is called “Kings Ambition” which we found to be very appropriate. You can check out their merchandise online. He has also launched the “Moneykicks” online store which is selling some seriously lit bags, shirts, hoodies and other merchandise. Recently he even got his Ferrari covered in a Louis Vuitton and Supreme themed wrap as part of a publicity stunt.

 

 

I Killed my Mother for Sakawa and Since then Her Ghost has been Hunting ME – Sakawa Boy Confesses on Valentine’s Day

A young man in his early 20s who is popularly known on facebook as ‘Million Bills’ shockingly revealed how he heartlessly sacrificed his mother to get rich.

The young millionaire who became rich overnight said killing his mother was his greatest mistake and now her ghost has been hunting him everywhere.


“I can’t enjoy my money anymore. I wanted to sacrifice my father because he cared less about us but my mother appeared and I had to kill her. Killing her was the biggest mistake I made and I know God will never forgive me. Her ghost has been disturbing me since last year and I have tried all I could to chain her but all to no avail. I’m going crazy. I am sorry mum, I was only trying to help. I didn’t know it will turn out to be you” he posted on facebook.


Million Bills as he is popularly known owns three houses in Accra and 11 cars of which 8 are imported.