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Michael Jackson’s tiger ‘Thriller’ dies of cancer

The King of Pop’s famed tiger Thriller died of lung cancer earlier this month.  Thriller was one of several wild animals that Michael Jackson owned and kept at his Neverland Ranch. The los Angeles Times reports:
A Bengal tiger that once belonged to pop icon Michael Jackson died of lung cancer at Tippi Hedren’s Los Angeles-area wildlife preserve earlier this month, the actress confirmed.
The 13-year-old, 375-pound female tiger, aptly named Thriller, died June 11 at the Shambala Preserve in Acton, Hedren said. An autopsy was performed on the tiger to determine the exact cause of death.
Thriller moved to the Acton preserve with her brother, Sabu, in 2006 after Jackson left his Neverland Ranch. Jackson’s veterinarian asked Hedren to take in the animals, she said.
The pair were kept in a vast, multi-acre compound on the preserve, where Sabu remains in “very good health,” Hedren said          by the Grio 

Spain oust Portugal in penalty drama

Spain now proceeds to the finals after a penalty shoot out.What a miss.I will miss ronaldo.Portugal gave a hard fight after taking spain to extra-time.Who can predict germany vs italy match.Its going to be a tough match i think.

Race for top TV spot as Oprah sneaks back

SINCE talkshow host Oprah Winfrey packed up the couch that Tom Cruise jumped on and ended her daytime talk show last year, no one has truly filled her role as the top go-to TV person for major celebrity and news interviews.Faced with the potential failure of her money-pit cable network OWN, Winfrey is working the phones hard to secure big-name interviews for her show, Oprah's Next Chapter.
Back-to-back episodes last Sunday featured the Kardashian family and rapper 50Cent, and the Kardashians will be back this weekend.
Michael Jackson's daughter Paris and the late Whitney Houston's family made news with their interviews in recent weeks.
The open question is whether she can have the same cultural impact on a smaller stage.
Winfrey's daytime talk show was generally seen by about 6million people in her final years, while Oprah's Next Chapter with the Kardashians was seen by 1,1million viewers, according to the Nielsen company.
"I'm sure people have a conv…

History gives France hope for Spain showdown

06/27 Portugal v. Winner quarter-final 3 ‎-6:45 PM

06/23 Spain v. France ‎-7.45pm 06/24 England v. Italy ‎-7.45pm 06/27 Portugal v. Winner quarter-final 3 ‎-6:45 PM All times are Nigeria Time

Euro 2012: Ronaldo guides Portugal into semi-finals

Cristiano Ronaldo was the star of the show as Portugal dominated the Czech Republic to go through to the Euro 2012 semi-finals. The former Man United star, who's now at Real Madrid, scored the game's only goal but played brilliantly throughout.
Ronaldo came close to scoring two other goals, hitting the post once in each half, before a superb header 12 minutes before time clinched the win.
After the match, he said: "Our great aim is to get to the final."
To reach the final, Portugal will need to beat either Spain or France in the semi-final. Those two teams play each other on Saturday. In the other quarter-finals, Germany play Greece on Friday and England face Italy on Sunday night. The Czechs played bravely and held off Portugal's attacks for most of the game. Their strategy seemed to be to try to contain the talents of Ronaldo and Nani, and rely on counter-attacks. But Portugal kept pressing hard, and the stats don't lie: they had 19 sh…

Village Headmaster Creator, Ambassador Segun Olusola Dies at 77

Nigeria’s patriarch of arts, Ambassador Segun Olusola has died on Thursday, June 21 after a brief illness.
The Guardian newspaper reported that the late Olusola was born at Iperu-Remo, Ogun State, on March 18, 1935, and attended the Roman Catholic School Iperu- Remo between 1941 and 1943. He was also at Wesley School Iperu from 1944 to 1947 and the Remo Secondary School, Sagamu from 1948 to 1953.
After a one year service as Account Assistant at the ECN now PHCN, he began his broadcasting Career in 1955 at the Ibadan station of the Nigerian Broadcasting Service and in September 159 become African’s first Television producer with the WNTV now NTA Ibadan in a Television career that lasted till 1987 during which he created the longest running TV Drama series, The village Headmaster  in 1968.
He served as Chairman of the Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria (BON). Second All Africa Games Coverage Committee 1973 and NTA’s director of Commercial Operations in 1986.
His broadcasting career includ…

United States Put Three Boko Haram Leaders On Global Terrorist List

The names of three Boko Haram  leaders have been added to the global list of terrorists.   Abubakar Shekau, Abubakar Adam Kambar and Khalid al-Barnawi  are the newest names on the international terror lists as part of the United states efforts to control the recurrent terrorist attacks in Nigeria. In a  statement issued on Thursday by the State Department  they were “blocked all of Shekau’s, Kambar’s and al-Barnawi’s property interests subject to US jurisdiction and prohibits US persons from engaging in transactions with or for the benefit of these individuals”. Before this designation, Shekau’s name was the only terrorist known to the Nigerian public, as other operatives had used aliases to conceal their identities.

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Tips To Help You Meet Your Personal Development Goals

Many people try personal development techniques, but often they find them hard to accomplish. Barriers, such as physical fitness, mental capacity or self control, can hinder those who wish to try personal development. The tips found in this article will help anyone attempting personal development to break down those barriers.
Reward yourself for positive behavior. Whether you are actively trying to lose weight or trying to better your time and distance on your morning run, recognize when you have made an important improvement and reward yourself accordingly. A new outfit or a trip to the salon would be a real incentive to work until you achieve your goals.
Your personal development goals should absolutely match your passions in life. In other words, you should not only propel your whole self to greatness, but seek greatness in the fields you dabble in. Your passions should develop along with your sense of self. It will keep your goals varied and interesting, and motivate you to wor…

Facing Financial Hard Times Together -- Twenty Two Keys for Couples

SURVIVORS AND THRIVERS: Couples may tend to have a short frame and lose sight of the big picture. Many couples may be tempted to throw in the towel rather than see that marriage is a growing machine . Couples who have been married for decades often take pride in how they have faced hardships together. BITTER OR BETTER: Ask yourselves how economic challenges can make you better instead of bitter. When we look back on our lives we realize the pride that we take in having weathered hard times. We both had to put ourselves through college. At one time Robert was eating left-overs from the trays in the college cafeteria until his financial aid came through. Linda laughs that she might have become a smoker when she was young but she could not afford a pack of cigarettes. WEAR THE SAME UNIFORM: Teamwork is essential and couples need to wear the same colors. It is important to use the word "We" when discussing economics and avoid behaving like enemies. It feels different to say &q…