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Tottenham Hotspurs have sacked head coach Mauricio Pochettino after five years in charge of the North London club.


Pochettino was appointed in May 2014 and led Spurs to the Champions League final last season, where they lost to Liverpool.


The 47-year-old has had a difficult start to the ongoing season with Spurs dawdling at 14th place in the Premier League.


"We were extremely reluctant to make this change," said Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.


"It is not a decision the board has taken lightly, nor in haste. Regrettably domestic results at the end of last season and beginning of this season have been extremely disappointing."

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FOOD MEETS FASHION FESTIVAL is an annual event aim at bridging the gap between the food and fashion industry and the influencers within. 

This is the biggest lifestyle event in southeast Nigeria that would leave prints in the city of Enugu, attracting over a thousand enthusiasts for a day filled with networking, games, cookouts, fashion runway, meet and greet session, panel discussions, discounted mini markets, and so much more.


This year’s festival, themed ”For The Culture” is slated to hold on November 16th 2019 

At THE BASE LANDMARKS ENUGU and is predicted to exceed expectations. 


Beyond the food, drinks and fashion exhibition, this year’s fest will equally be marked with Board, video and card games, music performances, Cooking competition and fun activities for kids.


Come Network and share in the New Enugu Lifestyle.

#EnuguFoodMeetFashion

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic helped to unveil his own shirtless statue in Malmo on Tuesday.


The LA Galaxy star has been immortalised in a striking bronze monument near Malmo's stadium, where he began his professional career in 1999.


The 38-year-old posted a picture on Twitter showing him alongside the work and surrounded by crowds of fans, with the caption: "We are Zweden!!!


The bronze Zlatan, standing on a plinth and said to measure nearly nine feet in height and close to half a ton in weight, was commissioned by Sweden's football authorities to honour their record goalscorer.


It depicts Ibrahimovic celebrating in recognisable style, with arms outstretched and shirt off - although his famous tattoos appear not to have been carved on the glistening torso.

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Cristiano Ronaldo has said he hopes to have dinner with Lionel Messi sometime in the future after saluting their “good relationship” despite their longstanding rivalry.


Messi and Ronaldo have been seen as the top two players in football for over a decade, with the pair managing to form a monopoly on Ballon d’Or for 10 years, winning five each.


But seated next to each other at the UEFA Champions League draw, the pair were seen conversing and appeared to enjoy one another’s company.


When asked about it prior to the naming of the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year, Ronaldo was full of praise for his rival, as well as admitting he hopes the pair can get dinner some time in the future.


“We shared the stage for 15 years, me and him,” Ronaldo said at the Champions League draw. “I don’t know that it’s ever happened in football, the same two guys, the same stage, all the time. It’s not easy.


“We have a good relationship. We’ve not had dinner together yet, but I hope [we will] in the future.


“Of course I miss playing in Spain – we’ve had that battle the last 15 years, which is good. It pushed me and I pushed him as well.


“It’s good to be part of the history of football. I’m there and of course he’s there as well.”


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The 2018-19 Champions League group stage draw is on Aug 29, 05:00 PM WAT from the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.


The 32 teams that will fight for Europe's top prize will be split into eight, four-team groups ahead of the start of the group stage in September.


No team can play a club from their own association, with the exact draw procedure to be confirmed before the ceremony.


What are the pots?


Pot 1: Liverpool (title holders), Chelsea (Europa League winners), Barcelona, Manchester City, Juventus, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Zenit


Pot 2: Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Tottenham, Borussia Dortmund, Napoli, Shakhtar Donetsk, Ajax, Benfica


Pot 3: Lyon, Bayer Leverkusen, Salzburg, Olympiakos, Club Brugge, Valencia, Inter Milan, Dinamo Zagreb


Pot 4: Lokomotiv Moscow, Genk, Galatasaray, RB Leipzig, Slavia Prague, Red Star Belgrade, Atalanta, Lille


Match dates


Matchday one: 17/18 September  

Matchday two: 1/2 October  

Matchday three: 22/23 October  

Matchday four: 5/6 November  

Matchday five: 26/27 November  

Matchday six: 10/11 December


The following award winners will also be announced during the draw ceremony:


UEFA Men's Player of the Year  

UEFA Women's Player of the Year  

Goalkeeper of the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League season  

Defender of the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League season  

Midfielder of the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League season  

Forward of the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League season

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OPINION
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In a previous article, I shared about business lessons to learn from one of the most influential women in the world, Oprah Winfrey; I said I would be talking about the difference between being successful and being independent.


I hope I won't have to talk too much about it or write a really long paragraph on the slim distinction between the two terms.

Yes, there is a distinction between paying your own bills and independently leading your own lifestyle.

The distinction, however, slim is very recognizable.


Read the short excerpt below;

Bernard used to be my crush back then in the university and he knew this. In fact, he made it his sole responsibility to tease me with it. I didn't care so much; we were cool friends and I was in a relationship.

One Saturday morning he called to tell me he has fallen in love with a Rivers girl. I laughed so hard that my lungs began to hurt. It was rather impossible for someone who has been a flirt all his life to finally settle down into a relationship; that was exactly what I told him. So he came to my house that evening to prove to me that he was indeed serious. 


I was laughing and crying and screaming. I hugged both of them so tight and even offered to buy them dinner.


Their relationship was awesome, I got jealous once or twice but I never let it engulf me. We were still awesome friends and I even started dating again.


Three months into their relationship, the girlfriend is calling to tell me that Bernard is getting married. I was beginning to get all ecstatic and excited but then she started crying and hung up.

I wasn't sure what was going on so I called back. 

I learnt that Bernard's crazy ex had come back to the country with a 7 months baby she claimed she had secretly had for Bernard. The whole story was confusing. Both parents have already started marriage preparations between Bernard and the crazy ex. He said there's nothing much he can do about it and I want to just scream and yank off his head.


Lesson: Bernard is very successful and financially comfortable but cannot independently make decisions that affect his life. 


There are a lot of other relatable examples that could be used to perfectly explain this term but I just prefer to use this one.

You may have a fleet of cars and many acres of land but if you still can't lead your life without the influence of someone or something then I am really sorry, you are NOT INDEPENDENT.

Being independent therefore means that you will be more likely to try out new things that you want, rather than what or how you are expected to. This also means that you will have more experience than a less independent individual.

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Positive thinking is somewhat a treasure to some of us. Some of us have blended so well with pessimism that positivity  becomes alien and a virus.

We should understand that when you think positively, things will begin to change for the better. You will notice that your goals for the day will switch from things like "I am so bored and depressed today" to better things like "what can I do to make my day better?"

I never said it will be easy or simple but it will be a much better option. No one can make you happy and fulfilled than yourself.

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Hey hey, did you know that you can't talk and breathe in at the same time? My kid sister said excitedly. I stared at her like she had just said the dumbest thing ever. How can't you breathe while talking? I started saying; so when someone is talking for a very long time they don't breathe? The further I argued, the more I realized the importance and truth of that very unimportant fact.


Try talking and breathing in, it won't sync at all. 

Tried it yet? Not working right? I thought so.

There are a lot of useless facts unknown to us but their importance should not be underrated.

Check out some of these ones I gathered below:


1. Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated. This has to be a shocker, like who refrigerates rubber bands? Who even thinks of things like that.


2. Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite. So we can stop the excessive production of dynamites and also reduce terrorism by protesting against peanuts?


3. The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses. No one in Greece has memorized all 158 verses. I really don't blame them.


4. There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.


5. A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes. Oh, I didn't know fishes never blink with both eyes. Did you know?


6. There are more chickens than people in the world (at least before that chicken-flu thing). This explains why we all try to kill them.


7. The longest one-syllable word in the English language is “screeched.” Did you know this?


8. All of the clocks in the movie Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20. Pulp Fiction is a 1994 American crime film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, who conceived it with Roger Avary. Starring John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, Tim Roth, Ving Rhames, and Uma Thurman, it tells several stories of crimes in Los Angeles.


9. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple. Check this one out.


10. “Dreamt” is the only English word that ends in the letters “mt”. All of the other words that end with mt are variations of dreamt only(undreamt,redreamt).


11. Winston Churchill was born in a ladies’ room during a dance. Though the stories vary, they still have one thing in common- Winston was born prematurely in a closet or ladies room at Blenheim Palace 1874.


12.  Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts. For all the Barbie lovers and fans in the house.


13. Every time you lick a stamp, you consume 1/10 of a calorie. Lick a lot of stamps and you may gain that weight you've been hoping for.


14. The average person falls asleep in seven minutes. Can someone confirm this though? Get your stop watch running before you go to bed tonight and lets find out.


15. Studies show that if a cat falls off the seventh floor of a building it has about thirty percent less chance of surviving than a cat that falls off the twentieth floor. It supposedly takes about eight floors for the cat to realize what is occurring, relax and correct itself.


16. Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every 2 weeks otherwise it will digest itself.


17. The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929; '7' was selected after the original 7-ounce containers and 'UP' for the direction of the bubbles.


18. 101 Dalmatians, Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp, and Mulan are the only Disney cartoons where both parents are present and don't die throughout the movie.  .


19. A pig's orgasm lasts for 30 minutes. I didn't know this.


20. A person cannot taste food unless it is mixed with saliva. For example, if a strong-tasting substance like salt is placed on a dry tongue, the taste buds will not be able to taste it. As soon as a drop of saliva is added and the salt is dissolved, however, a definite taste sensation results. This is true for all foods.


21. 'Stewardesses' is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.


22. To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs - it will let you go instantly.

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Tottenham Hotspurs have sacked head coach Mauricio Pochettino after five years in charge of the North London club.


Pochettino was appointed in May 2014 and led Spurs to the Champions League final last season, where they lost to Liverpool.


The 47-year-old has had a difficult start to the ongoing season with Spurs dawdling at 14th place in the Premier League.


"We were extremely reluctant to make this change," said Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.


"It is not a decision the board has taken lightly, nor in haste. Regrettably domestic results at the end of last season and beginning of this season have been extremely disappointing."

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic helped to unveil his own shirtless statue in Malmo on Tuesday.


The LA Galaxy star has been immortalised in a striking bronze monument near Malmo's stadium, where he began his professional career in 1999.


The 38-year-old posted a picture on Twitter showing him alongside the work and surrounded by crowds of fans, with the caption: "We are Zweden!!!


The bronze Zlatan, standing on a plinth and said to measure nearly nine feet in height and close to half a ton in weight, was commissioned by Sweden's football authorities to honour their record goalscorer.


It depicts Ibrahimovic celebrating in recognisable style, with arms outstretched and shirt off - although his famous tattoos appear not to have been carved on the glistening torso.

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Cristiano Ronaldo has said he hopes to have dinner with Lionel Messi sometime in the future after saluting their “good relationship” despite their longstanding rivalry.


Messi and Ronaldo have been seen as the top two players in football for over a decade, with the pair managing to form a monopoly on Ballon d’Or for 10 years, winning five each.


But seated next to each other at the UEFA Champions League draw, the pair were seen conversing and appeared to enjoy one another’s company.


When asked about it prior to the naming of the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year, Ronaldo was full of praise for his rival, as well as admitting he hopes the pair can get dinner some time in the future.


“We shared the stage for 15 years, me and him,” Ronaldo said at the Champions League draw. “I don’t know that it’s ever happened in football, the same two guys, the same stage, all the time. It’s not easy.


“We have a good relationship. We’ve not had dinner together yet, but I hope [we will] in the future.


“Of course I miss playing in Spain – we’ve had that battle the last 15 years, which is good. It pushed me and I pushed him as well.


“It’s good to be part of the history of football. I’m there and of course he’s there as well.”


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