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If you agree, and are looking for a fitness tracker or smartwatch to start your journey, but are limited by a budget, the Noise ColorFit Pro is good band with some smartwatch features. For a price of Rs 2,999, it comes with a decently large display and features including blood pressure and SpO2 monitoring, so in this review, we’ll see if it’s good enough to be your gym partner.

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Noise is an Indian company primarily known for its value-for-money audio products but also has a lot of super affordable gadgets including action cameras, wireless chargers, cases etc. It also has a wide catalog of stylish smartwatches, which appear to offer a good bang for your buck. After using the Noise ColorFit pro for almost 20 days, this is my review of the fitness band. But before starting, let’s take a look at the specs.
Noise ColorFit Pro Specs
Display    1.22 inches IPS LCD color display
Water-resistance    3ATM or 30m (100 ft)
Bluetooth    Bluetooth 4.1
Sensors    Heart rate sensor, Gyro sensor, BP monitor
Weight    ~58g (with strap)
Battery    150mAh Li-ion
Price    Rs. 2,999 (Amazon)
Noise ColorFit Pro: What’s in the Box

Inside the box of the Noise ColorFit Pro, you will get the following objects:

    Noise ColorFit Pro fitness band
    USB charging clip
    User manuals and warranty pamphlet

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While the box is pretty basic, the fitness band itself is switched on while inside the box and stares at you through the transparent cover on top. At first, it might it appear to a sticker but after taking note of the company’s confidence in the battery makes me feel optimistic about it too.
Noise ColorFit Pro Build and Design

The Noise ColorFit is a very plain looking fitness tracker with a 1.2-inch color display. The body is made out of a zinc magnesium alloy with a satiny black surface that can be easily mistaken for smooth and good quality plastic. The screen does not support touch and the only way to navigate through the menu and interact with the options is the capacitive circular button. I’ll talk more about how to use the button in the Performance section.

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The display is covered under a layer of Gorilla Glass 5 and has a curvature of 2.5D. While Noise claims that the display is scratch-proof, the review unit did get a few scratches – although it looks spotless from a distance. However, the display easily captures smudges and fingerprints, so all that scratch resistance is not very effective.

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On the back side is the heart rate sensor and the electrodes for attaching the charger. The charger is like a clamp and holds the fitness band in position while charging. This clamp reinforces the magnetic connection between the charger’s pins and the conducting dots on the back of the fitness band. Besides that, there is no other button on the sides.

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Noise ColorFit Pro uses rubber straps which can be bent, stretched, and twisted and even then, there’s no sign of wear. You can also remove these straps and replace them with any standard watch strap that fits. While the Noise ColorFit Pro’s design already appears inspired by the Apple Watch, you can pay Rs 800 extra to get a strap resembling the Nike Sport Bands for Apple Watch to make it more suggestive.

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The fitness band also comes with an IP68 rating which means that it can be worn in the shower and won’t be tarnished by sweat or rain. It is rated for usage at up to 3ATM or roughly 30 meters (~100 feet) suggesting you can take it out for a swim and use the dedicated swimming mode for tracking your activity.

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Along with the strap, the Noise ColorFit Pro weighs 58 grams and while it does not feel very heavy or hefty, the weight can be linked to the bigger than usual screen in the price bracket. However, it does not feel as thin or light as fitness bands like the Mi Band 2 or 3, or the recently launched Honor Band 4.

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Overall, the build is pretty solid and while the design may not be very attractive, it is doable, especially for the Noise ColorFit Pro’s price. The ability to use standard watch straps is a big advantage for anyone who wants to customize the appearance of the watch. Lastly, you should get used to the weight of the fitness band in no time.
Noise ColorFit Pro Display

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Noise ColorFit Pro is equipped with a 1.22-inch 240×240 LCD display. If you can ignore the poor implementation of fonts and the big bezels, the display is overall good and has blacks than even the Amazfit Bip, which is much more expensive. The colors have good contrast and if you choose a high-quality image for the watch face, you will rejoice every time you look at the display. While I recommend using vector wallpapers, you can also use regular photos if you prefer and these look great too. Sadly, that’s the only customization option you get with the watch.
Noise ColorFit Pro Performance

The Noise ColorFit Pro is meant to be a fitness tracker with some smartwatch features. While I cannot fully justify calling it a smartwatch, ColorFit Pro does allow you to accomplish tasks like read basic notifications, control music playback, click pictures without touching the phone. Besides that, it even offers you the flexibility to set any picture as a watchface, although with certain restrictions and conditions.
Fitness Tracking

The tasks that Noise ColorFit Pro is meant to do essentially include tracking your daily steps and fitness activities. Besides this, it can also track your heart rate continuously and claims to measure your blood pressure and the oxygen saturation in the blood using the same optical sensor that’s meant for the heart rate.

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While testing these claims, I found Noise ColorFit Pro to be tracking steps as well as sleep very accurately. Besides tracking your light and deep sleep zones at night, it also identifies your naps during the day. The heart-rate sensor works decently and will measure the heart rate with a fair amount of accuracy – but only if you’re sitting still. If you’re moving, the fitness band may sometime show some unrealistic results.

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The option to measure your blood pressure is promising, and while I haven’t tested it against a sphygmomanometer, it does report an elevated BP when I’m feeling stressed and normal or low value when I’m resting. It works fine but I would really not recommend relying on it if you suffer from hypotension, hypertension, or any other medical condition which causes an imbalance in the blood’s pressure. Again, the results are skewed when the ColorFit Pro is strapped to a moving arm. The watch has a rise-to-wake feature, which uses a gyro sensor, but the same sensor is not used to inform the user to sit still.

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You can, nonetheless, use the Noise ColorFit Pro confidently (and, without raising your BP) like a stopwatch as well as to track your physical activity. There is support for a variety of physical activities such as walking, running, cycling, skipping, and sports such as badminton, soccer, skipping, and swimming. During this period, it will measure your heart rate regularly. However, there is no GPS built into the fitness tracker, and thus, it cannot track the routes of your outdoor fitness pursuits.

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Overall, I feel the Noise ColorFit Pro does reasonably well when it comes to tracking steps and sleep. It also features some promising feature like continuous heart rate, BP, and SpO2 monitoring, and while these may not be very reliable stats, they might just get you sufficiently motivated to work harder and focus on the right areas.
User Interface

One funny (and somewhat disappointing) aspect of the fitness tracker is its relation with fonts and languages. The fonts used in the user interface are too thin and there’s a lot of focus on a unique animation per each mode rather than utilizing the space on the screen more effectively. Due to this, the ColorFit Pro fails to look like an actual “Pro” smartwatch, it is intended to be.

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Moreover, the warning messages used on it make me suspicious that they are direct translations from Chinese using Google Translator, thereby giving the impression that this is possibly a cheap Chinese mass-produced watch with an interface in English. (I did find a fitness band from a manufacturer called MO YOUNG identical to the ColorFit Pro’s smaller sibling Noise ColorFit for half the price).

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You do get the liberty to customize one of the three watch faces and while displaying time is mandatory – and there’s no option to show it like an analog watch, you can configure what is displayed above and below it, as well as change the color of the text. The other watch faces, although informative, are really unappealing to look at.
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The watch also displays notifications, but it will constantly buzz your wrist in case of persistent ones. So be selective and allow notifications from only the most crucial apps. Furthermore, these notifications go away once you read them and these no option to bring them back after dismissing them once.

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Tapping on the circular button is the only method of communicating with the watch and the lack of touch or swipe gestures can be annoying for certain users. This is because, after entering the menu, one has to cycle through all the options, and it becomes even more painful when you enter sub-menus like say for choosing a fitness activity or inside Settings. This can hamper the experience for many users who are not very patient with the watch – whereas I had to be for the sake of this review.
Great Features, But Poor Implementation

While the features are promising, their implementation is not very exciting. If you just want basic fitness tracking, then the Noise ColorFit Pro will certainly fit your needs. The poor UI of the smartwatch can be distressing, but the one saving grace is the companion “Da Fit” app which lays out all the information in a visually appealing format.
‘Da Fit’ App for Noise ColorFit Pro
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The data collected with ColorFit Pro can be seen using the “Da Fit” app which shows important information including the number of steps, physical activity, continuous heart rate, manually measured heart rate, BP and SpO2 data. Inside each window, you can choose data to be displayed per date. There is a lot of information that can be found here but you can interact with any of the elements to see the data analyzed with better precision.

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The app also lets you customize the watch face, set alarms, shows you the watch battery level, as well as a host of other options. Using the app, you can also choose the apps whose notifications are displayed on the fitness band. Additionally, you can use the app as a to open an inbuilt camera mode which can be controlled wirelessly using the Noise ColorFit Pro.
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Lastly, while there’s an option to set daily goals for the minimum number of steps you wish to take, you do not get any option to compete with friends on social media.
Noise ColorFit Pro Battery

The backup of the 150mAh is one area where Noise ColorFit Pro impressed me. The band has a 10-day-long battery life with automatic heart rate turned on and the brightness set to max. To test the battery further, I also used a custom wallpaper, which was predominantly white. This is astonishing, especially because the company claims over three days of usage per charge.

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When it comes to charging the ColorFit Pro, replenishing the battery took almost two hours with the official magnetic clip charger. Although there is no suggested power rating, I used the charger with a 5W for low-powered transfer adapter to keep things safe.
Noise ColorFit Pro: Pros & Cons

Capable of doing almost everything a basic and affordable fitness tracker should be able to do, Noise ColorFit Pro brings the advantage of a bigger display to the package. It even goes beyond the basic by offering features like blood pressure and oxygen saturation monitoring, as well as measuring steps and monitoring sleep accurately. But it also has its share of issues. Here’s the summary:
Pros

    Durable built
    Replaceable straps
    Gorilla Glass 5 protection for the display
    Swim-proof up to 30m
    IP68 rating for dust and water resistance
    Great details, deep colors on LCD
    10-day long battery life

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Cons

    No touch controls
    Poor UI navigation
    Bad icons and fonts
    Poorly utilized screen space
    BP monitor not very reliable

Noise ColorFit Pro: Great for Fitness, But Fails the ‘Smart’ Tag

Noise ColorFit Pro is a highly recommendable fitness gadget for those who want to kick off their fitness routine without feeling too weighed down by the price of a smartwatch. It has a bunch of intriguing features such as the BP monitor, remote camera shutter beside the basic ones such as the activity monitor, sleep tracker, or a simply a customizable watch.

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The colored screen is a welcome benefit and its deep colors make you feel that your investment has gotten into the right product. Using the background of your choice, you can personalize the appearance of the time-keeping device.

But you might be disappointed if you buy it with the expectation of a smartwatch; it is certainly not one. It is, in reality, a beefed-up fitness tracker with an attractive display.

If you want more smartwatch-like controls and utility, your best option would be the reliable and Xiaomi-backed Huami Amazfit Bip (Rs 5,799) whereas if you want a simpler option than the Noise ColorFit Pro, you might want to pick either the Honor Band 4 or a Mi Band 3. While we are yet to review the Honor Band 4 (Rs 2,599) with automatic swim-tracking, Mi Band 3 (Rs 1,999) is very capable too, although it might not be as accurate as the ColorFit Pro. If you have been following the 4K HDR monitor market, you’d know that most models were well out of reach of the average buyer, with prices well above the Rs. 50,000 mark. This has also made 4K content less accessible unless you had deep pockets..

But as we all know, technology tends to get cheaper with time and the BenQ EL2870U is a great example for the same. Launched late last year in India, the BenQ EL2870U is a 28-inch 4K HDR monitor which is priced at a competitive Rs. 32,265, making it one of the most affordable 4K HDR monitors available today, and that too from a reputed brand such as BenQ.

Obviously, the price demanded our attention so we decided to take a closer look at the latest monitor from BenQ, and see whether its picture quality and feature set are enough to justify a recommendation from us.
BenQ EL2870U Specifications
Dimensions and Weight    657.9x476.27x194.6mm, 7.2kg
Screen Size    27.9-inches
Resolution    3840x2160
Aspect Ratio    16:9
Panel Type    TN (Twisted Nematic)
Backlight    LED
Brightness    300 nits
Native Contrast    1000:1
Viewing Angles    L/R: 170 degrees
U/D: 160 degrees
Response Time    1ms (GtG)
Refresh Rate    60Hz
Color Gamut    72% NTSC
PPI    158
Speakers    2Watt x2
Ports    HDMI v2.0 x2, DisplayPort v1.4x1, 3.5mm headphone jack x1
Price    Rs. 32,889

BenQ EL2870U Design and Build Quality

The first thing you’ll notice about the BenQ EL2870U is that it doesn’t look all that great with its chunky (as per 2019 standards) bezels and use of matte black plastic components throughout.

But once you start using it, you’ll notice that it’s surprisingly well built and the bezels aren’t all that intrusive. The monitor is definitely quite ‘simple’ to look at, with a pretty standard rigid stand, a significant chin which has all the hardware buttons and the ambient light sensor.

BenQ EL2870U Review 6In comparison, some of the recent monitors in the same price range from companies like Dell and HP look a whole lot more modern with their minimal bezels and fancy stands. But then again, those monitors pale in comparison to the EL2870U’s feature-packed spec list, which is ideally what you should be looking at to begin with.

Granted that the competitions tiny bezels and swiveling stands seem quite impressive when you first look at the monitors, but their novelty quickly wears out once you start using them, and you’re less concerned about their looks and more concerned with what you’re actually seeing on the display. This is exactly where the EL2870U shines, but more on that later.

For now, lets talk about what you get in the box when you order a brand new BenQ EL2870U. With every BenQ 2870U you’ll receive a rather heavy stand which ships in three pieces and requires a Philips-head screwdriver to assemble, a power cord with no external power supply which is great, a standard HDMI cable and some paperwork that you’ll probably never look at. Now that the box contents are out of the way, lets address all the buttons and ports on the monitor.

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BenQ EL2870U Ports

All the hardware buttons on the BenQ EL2870U are placed on the underside of the right corner of the bottom bezel, with the exception of the dedicated HDR/BI button which is placed up front and has a copper colored sticker placed above it.

In terms of connectivity, the monitor features the bare minimum ports you’d need to connect it to a system, including two HDMI v2.0 input ports, a single DisplayPort v1.4 port, a 3.5mm headphone jack and a power input port. The lack of any USB ports is a major shortcoming.

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All ports face downwards and are housed within the mounting cutout at the back of the monitor. I’m not a big fan of the port placement, as it makes connecting and unplugging the cables quite cumbersome, but it keeps the wires out of the way and since the wires don’t stick out of the back you can place the monitor as close to the back wall as you want and maximize desk space.

The monitor also packs in two 2 Watt speakers that are barely audible and sound quite poor to be honest. So if you plan on purchasing this monitor for multimedia consumption, do note that you might also have to invest in a good pair of speakers to go along with the 4K display.
BenQ EL2870U Picture Quality

The BenQ EL2870U features a 27.9-inch 4K 3840×2160 TN panel with an LED backlight and it’s definitely a pretty good panel for media consumption. As mentioned above, the display has a standard 16:9 aspect ratio with a pixel density of 158ppi and a maximum brightness of 300nits. It has a fast 1ms (GtG) response time which should be great for gaming, but the refresh rate is limited at just 60Hz which is a bummer.

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The panel’s viewing angles are pretty solid, with the company claiming clear visibility 170 degrees vertically and 160 degrees horizontally. However, in my use, I definitely noticed some color shifting while looking at the display at an angle, something that’s is quite prominent when looking at the display from a steep vertical angle.

The display has a native contrast ratio of 1000:1, which isn’t all that great and that’s quite evident as the monitor fails to reproduce deep blacks.

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The panel has a matte finish, which is great if you wish to avoid screen glares, but the matte finish has a negative impact on the display’s color reproduction. Images and videos on the display look at bit washed out and, once again, blacks don’t look as deep as some other LCD or OLED panels.

The color reproduction is rated at 94 percent on sRGB and 74 percent on Adobe RGB, making the EL2879U a decent option for casual photographers or video editors on a budget, but it’s certainly not on par with professional-grade displays.
HDR Support

The display also comes with HDR support, along with a couple of HDR specific modes, which is probably why most prospective buyers will give this display a second look. However, since the display has a maximum brightness of just 300nits, it isn’t able to make the most out of its HDR capabilities. Therefore, media consumption and gaming without the HDR mode turned on looks a fair bit better than it does with the HDR modes activated.

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With the HDR mode turned on, there’s very little detail and visual artifacts in the blacks and the colors looked crushed at high intensities. So if you’re specifically considering the EL2870U for its HDR capabilities, you’re definitely going to be disappointed with your purchase. An IPS panel at the same price point will be able to reproduce better blacks and colors, with or without HDR support, making it a better choice.
Low Blue Light Emissions and Brightness Intelligence Plus

The BenQ EL2870U’s display also comes with support for the company’s eye-care technology with TUV Rheinland certification for a flicker-free image and low blue light emissions. The technology is designed to filter out blue light which really helps in reducing eye fatigue and irritation over long periods of use.

To help users adjust the settings quickly on the fly, the monitor features a dedicated button that allows you to cycle between four presets, including multimedia, web-surfing, office and reading. Depending on what you plan on using the monitor for, you’ll need to select the appropriate blue light filter setting to get the best results.

The company has also bundled its Brightness Intelligence Plus technology on the display which, with the help of an ambient light sensor located right beneath the BenQ logo, can automatically adjust the display’s ambient light levels and color temperature based on your surroundings. This makes the monitor a great option for media consumption as it keeps optimizing the output to prevent eye strain over a long period of use.

The Brightness Intelligence Plus technology also adjusts the brightness automatically, which helps avoid overexposure and enhances the details in the darker areas of the image. This goes a long way in preserving the original color saturation and hue, and I preferred using the monitor with this setting turned on.
AMD FreeSync Support

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Additionally, the EL2870U features AMD FreeSync support which is great for those of you who wish to play games on the display. However, you’ll need to use a compatible AMD GPU in order to make use of this feature and since the refresh rate is limited to 60Hz, you shouldn’t expect FreeSync to make much of a difference. Since we don’t have access to a compatible AMD GPU, we weren’t able to test the monitor’s performance with the FreeSync mode turned on.

Pros:

    Affordable
    HDR Compatible
    FreeSync Support
    Decent Build Quality
    Reduced Blue Light Emissions

Cons:

    60Hz Refresh Rate
    Low Native Contrast
    Bad HDR Performance
    Limited Connectivity Options
    Poor Audio Quality

BenQ EL2870U: Decent 4K Monitor for the Budget Conscious

The BenQ EL2870U is a pretty decent monitor for the price and should be a great option for those of you looking for a 4K monitor on a tight budget. Priced at Rs. 32,265, the feature packed monitor is great for multimedia consumption, but it isn’t ideal for gamers.

Even though it comes with AMD FreeSync support, the monitor’s 60Hz refresh rate limits it from used for gaming, and there are plenty of other options in the market, with 120Hz or 144Hz refresh rate displays, which would be a better fit for gamers.

It competes with the LG 27-inch 27UK650-W 4K HDR monitor, which is priced just higher at Rs 33,895, but with a similar 60Hz panel and a slower response time as the BenQ monitor. The Acer 28-inch KG281K monitor on the other hand is far less expensive at around Rs 24,000, but it does not have the same anti-Blue Light emissions or brightness adjustment features which make the BenQ monitor more suited for prolonged usage.

The EL2870U is also a decent fit for photographers and videographers alike, thanks to its decent color reproduction capabilities, but you’ll definitely need to calibrate the display if you want the best color accuracy. The monitor’s HDR capabilities are shabby at best and you shouldn’t really consider the EL2870U if great HDR performance is one of your top priorities.
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 How toMany times people get tired due to lack of stamina during sex. The main reason for this is a faulty lifestyle and irregular catering. If you exercise every day and take a balanced diet then surely you will be physically fit, which will increase your sex stamina. Let's learn about ways to increase sex stamina.

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STRETCH
If you have frequent muscle pain problems, it is harmful to your sex life. In this way, stretching can be beneficial every day. There is a muscle stretch in which the pain gradually gets over. By stretching, you can enjoy your sex life very well. image courtesy Getty images

EAT CHOCOLATE
To make your sex life fresh and make your partner happy, it is important that you increase your stamina. According to research done by Belgian scientists, if men eat chocolate in small quantities, their performance in bedroom improves 6 to 8 hours. The survey found that 10 grams of dark chocolate have a positive effect on sex potential. image courtesy Getty images


LOVE HUG FIND
Hugging with love is one where you feel comfortable while at the same time it is also helpful in increasing your sex potential. According to research, hugging a partner for 20 consecutive seconds will not only help to bond with your partner but also increase sexual feel. Especially for women, touch, and throat, sex increases sexual filling.


MASSAGE
Many times you will have your partner's message in sports, but do you know that massaging does not only increase sex capacity but also increases libido. Actually, massage makes you stress-free and the food is fresh. So you also persuade your partner to sex with light music, with a waist massage.


SEE PICTURE
You might have found it strange, but Rutgers University's scientist Helen Fisher found in research that if you look at love for nearly 30 seconds or more of your beloved, then the dopamine starts building from the brain, The desire to become stronger prevails. image courtesy Getty images


HELP DANCE
During sex, your increased stomach stops. Not only this, but the accumulation of fat on the stomach also reduces your stamina. In this way, you can dance belly. If exotic dance and sensual flavors pull you towards the fitness game, then definitely do it. Belly dance is the same, in which there is a lot of movement in hands along with the abdominal and lower body. image courtesy Getty images


YOGA
Yoga helps you to keep healthy. There are several important advantages such as cardio health, inner strength, joint flexibility, protection of measles. It also teaches you breathing properly, which helps you during exercise. As much as you breathe during yoga and practice for yoga, the better your sex life will be. image courtesy Getty images


WEIGHT TRAINING
If you get tired very soon during sex, then you must do weight training. Workout weight training required for better sex life is very important because it also increases blood flow and testosterone levels in your body. image courtesy Getty images


DO GARDENING
Although gardening is considered necessary for a better lifestyle, a shocking fact has been revealed in recent research. According to the study, horticulture has been said to increase the sex capacity of men. According to researchers from the Vienna Medical University, gardening for half an hour in the week can increase the sex capacity of men. image courtesy Getty images


We hope this article helped you to know about how to increase stamina naturally.

BAD HABITS
Some bad habits like smoking, drinking alcohol or other types of intoxication reduce your physical ability. Due to these habits, you get tired quickly. If you are not sure, then after leaving these habits, feel the change  People do not even get a distance from the ice cream when they get hot. In such cases, people with annoyance in the teeth are in a peculiar form, listen to the heart or the brain. I think ice cream should be eaten, but if the teeth are not ready for it? Trouble in the teeth is a common problem for people, due to which people avoid the use of more cold things like ice cream, more cold water or cold drakes. Sensitive teeth often feel quite uncomfortable and bad. The cause of most sensitive dentures is weak gums. Due to the wrong eating habits of people, this problem can be seen in two or three out of every five people. Fast foods and external food contain high acid in some form, Which damages teeth The problem of chaos in the teeth is increasing rapidly due to excessive consumption of this type of food. Sometimes this problem is caused by rubbing it in the wrong way. People treat sensitivity as a common problem in the teeth and do not treat it, as a result, the problem persists. So let's tell you some home remedies for treating this serious problem. You can easily get relief from this problem by using them easily.

Oil Pulling
Oil pulling is an Ayurvedic method. To use this method you can use sesame oil and coconut oil. Before you rinse or spit, you have to put oil around your teeth and monkeys and rinse oil. Doing this will give you relief from dentistry. According to experts, sesame oil reduces the problems related to gums, whereas, according to one study, coconut oil prevents the plaque (dirt or dirt in the tooth) from rubbing in the tooth. Thereby, there is no sensitivity in the teeth, because the plaque is largely responsible for sensitive teeth.

Guava leaves
Take two or three guava leaves for sensitive deaths and chew them. The sensitivity of pain and pain can be reduced by guava leaves. Experts say, chewing gum leaves and painting of two-three guava leaves can reduce the sensitivity and pain of teeth. According to a study of 2017, Guava contains painkillers, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial, which are inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Acid is full of flavonoids, which helps you to get rid of the sensitivity and pain of teeth. 

Garlic
Manganese and Vitamin B6 are good sources of Vitamin C and Copper in Garlic. Chewing two or three buds of garlic produces a compound called 'Alicin'. This compound contains antimicrobial (anti-microbial) properties, which helps kill bacteria. Bacteria have streptococcus mutations in the teeth. Streptococcus mutagen starts to worsen teeth and worsens teeth. Which increases the sensitivity and pain in your teeth.

Rinse salt water
Rinse with salt or salt water helps fight the bacteria present in the mouth, and it also helps to keep the mouth clean. According to the expert, salt water is a good way to keep the mouth clean, it helps to clean the mouth with plaque (dirt or dirt in the teeth). For this, you have to add half a teaspoon of salt in a glass of hot water and then put this water around for some time in the mouth and rinse.

turmeric
Turmeric is a spice found in the kitchen of the house, without the use of which neither tastes the food nor the better color. There are many health benefits hidden in turmeric. Medicinally curative turmeric contains curcumin, which helps to relieve the pain of dentin. Mix turmeric with water and make a paste and make this paste well on your teeth and gums with the help of a toothbrush. After giving it a while, you rinse. Doing this will help you reduce pain and sensitivity.   
Baking soda is a common component of almost every kitchen. If you are tired of using various products to keep the skin healthy, do not worry, because baking soda can help you. Baking soda can be used in various ways to solve various skin problems. You can mix it with other common ingredients found in your kitchen and use it for your skin. You do not need to waste your money on expensive products now. Read on to learn a few simple ways to use baking soda for your skin.



Baking soda for glowing skin
Everyone wishes for flashing skin, in which many make-up and efforts are not required. Baking soda can help you achieve glowing skin. To use baking soda for glowing skin you need two simple ingredients - baking soda and fresh orange juice. Take one spoon baking soda and fresh orange juice two spoons. Mix both the ingredients well to make the paste. After the paste is ready, put a thin coating on your face. Let the paste dry for 15-20 minutes. Now clear your face well. This will help you to get bloating skin. You can put this pack once a week for good results. This pack will remove all impurities and the presence of vitamin C in orange juice will provide some additional benefits to your skin.

Baking soda to treat acne
Acne is a common skin problem that can happen to anyone. Baking soda can help you solve this problem. To use acne bacteria, take a spoonful of baking soda and a big spoon of honey to use baking soda. Mix them well and make a smooth paste. Wash your face thoroughly and place this paste on the affected area. Now take a hot washcloth and keep it on your face for 5-7 minutes. Now remove the cloth and wash your face properly. Once your face is dry, apply a moist moisturizer. It will naturally treat your skin with moisture as well as moisture.

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Baking soda for dark spots
Dark spots often seem very dirty. Now more efforts will not be required to fight dark spots, baking soda can help you. Take a spoon baking soda and half lemon juice. Mix them well and make a paste. Put this paste on your face and dark spots. Leave this paste for a few minutes and then wash it with lukewarm water. After mild in moisturizer Find. Use this remedy once or twice a week. Do not go straight into the sunlight after using this remedy. There are some qualities in lemon that will help you fight effectively with black spots.


Baking soda to remove blackheads
Exfoliation is very important to keep your skin clean and it prevents blackheads. You can get rid of blackheads with the help of baking soda. Take a big spoon baking soda and mix it with water and make a thick granulated paste. Put the paste on the face for a few minutes. Do not let the paste come near your eyes. Wash your face thoroughly with water after the good scrub. Afterward, apply moisturizer to your face.
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 A lip balm is a beauty product that every girl holds with herself at all times. Lip balm provides moisture to your lips and keeps them hydrated. If the lip balm is natural, then it also gives the lips a soft pink shade naturally as well. A slight color in the lip balm will provide light shade and shine for your lips. Regular use of lip balm will keep your lips healthy and protect them from drying. But it may be that you are using lip balm, which is full of artificial colors and chemicals in the market. The use of these lip balm can cause more harm than good. To keep your lips away from any kind of damage, you should make your own lip balm. A homemade lip balm will provide you all the benefits and will not have any side effects. Read on to learn the easiest way to make your own lip balm.
First method
material:
·         Bee wax or petroleum jelly
·         coconut oil
·         Rose Essential Oil
·         A small container
Method: Melt some drops of one tablespoon wax or petroleum jelly and coconut oil. Do not make them too much health and when the temperature is normal, now add two to three drops of Essential Oil every day. Mix it well and put the mixture in a small container. Allow the mixture to be set for some time and use it after it is completely cold.
Second way
material:
·         Wax
·         coconut oil
·         Peppermintenic oil or lavender oil or raw honey
·         Food color or shadow of color for color
·         coconut oil
·         Small container
Method- First of all, heat wax and peppermint oil in a vessel and let them melted and blend properly. Do not overheat the mixture too much. You can also use petroleum jelly instead of wax. Once the wax and oil arrive at a normal temperature, it adds a color of food. You can sprinkle your favorite eye shadow instead of food color. Now mix them well. Now add some drops of essential oils in the mixture. Put the mixture in a small container and place it inside the refrigerator. After a few hours, your lip balm is ready to use.

Third way
material:
·         Wax or petroleum jelly
·         cocoa butter
·         Sweet almond oil
·         Honey
·         Small container
Method- Take a big spoon beet or petroleum jelly, half teaspoon cocoa butter and 4 spoons sweet almond oil and heat them on medium flame. Once the wax melts, take it off from the flame and mix one teaspoon honey for taste. Now to mix all the ingredients again, heat the mixture for a while. Later, add some drops of essential oils. Put the solution in a container and let it cool down.  SING OF VOMITING AND DIARRHEA | Most of the children are known to eat in a boisterous manner, and often their parents scold them and refuse to eat anything. But children are children, where is that much understanding? In such a situation, they hide from their parents and think of eating something! Many times children also eat raw or undercooked things or eat something that makes their stomach upset! Stomach bugs develop after a stomach upset or are a victim of food poisoning. This can occur from drinking contaminated food or water and may last for a few days.



Here are some tips to deal with such harmful bacteria:
Gastroenteritis shows signs of vomiting and diarrhea. Signs of dehydration can also be seen.

Stomach ache and cramps
Muscle stiffness and pain
If your child is not urinating at regular intervals
Lack of saliva or dry mouth
102 F and above
Lack of energy and fatigue
Mood changes and irritability
All these symptoms like blood or pus in the stool and the color of the stool are signs of danger, in such a situation, you should consult a doctor immediately.
Methods of protection
Maintain cleanliness
Make sure you are feeding your child cooked food
Keep the floor clean
Toys should be cleaned every day, especially if your child puts them in his mouth while playing
Stop playing in mud and sand

Treatment options
Liquid substance
Since vomiting and diarrhea cause a large amount of fluid loss from the body of children. Therefore, the first step for the first treatment at home should be to give your child an adequate amount of water. Dehydration can be a major cause for concern and it can lead to many problems later. You can mix ORS. Apart from this, some juice can also be given.

food
Avoid giving your child dairy products such as milk and yogurt as this may worsen their condition. Once your child starts feeling better, start eating slowly. However, give the food in kind rather than solid! Small pieces of rice, bread toast and banana will help. Lighter chicken or vegetable soup also helps to tie the stomach. Note that you should avoid spicy, fried or fatty foods that are rich in acids.


Medicine
Consult your family physician or gastroenterologist on time. Antibiotics do not help fight the virus and seeking medical help in the right way will help treat the infection. Also, consult your doctor for your child's fever as the doses of medicines for children and adults vary. There are many kinds of health problems when there is a problem of diabetes, the problem of mouth odor is also related to it. People generally follow their diet after the funk of the mouth. It is also right, but if the person is suffering from diabetes, then this disease can also be responsible for it. Apart from this, other problems associated with the tooth in diabetic patients also increase. In this article, find out more about the relationship between diabetes and mouth odor.
Bad Breath & Diabetes in Hindi

Diabetes and mouth odor
The problem of breathlessness can be higher in diabetic patients. Because diabetics may have many mouth-related problems. Actually, our alveolar bone of the teeth and periodontal ligaments are connected to the muscles. Periodontal ligaments of the person who does not get control of diabetes can become weak.

This creates an empty space between the teeth and after eating some parts of the food remain in these teeth and harm them. Due to this, bacteria are produced in the teeth and gums, causing serious condition and mouth odor. Apart from this, the person may also suffer from diarrhea with diarrhea. In such cases, the tooth starts weakening, and sometimes the swelling and intense pain in the gums begin.

There are other infections
Patients with diabetes also have other mouth-related problems, the main reason for this is the infection in the gums with teeth. Because of this, it is also necessary to uproot the teeth later. The color of teeth of diabetic patients also changes, which becomes dark or dark brown. Bacteria or other infections can also occur with small pores in the gums, which together with blood cause other small diseases.

How quickly other diabetes sufferers in diabetic patients will depend on the amount of sugar present in the blood of diabetic patients. Keep in mind that control of diabetes cannot be controlled only with the care of the mouth. There is a need to take special care on disciplined and controlled routines and catering.

Prevention of mouth odor
The odor of the mouth caused due to diabetes can be overcome to some degree. For this, pay special attention to clean teeth, brushed at least twice a day. Drink plenty of water, it will release the toxic substances of the body and mouth with the body will also be healthy. Do not use mouthwash and gel, because it contains alcohol and this can cause bad facial deformity.
home remedies for cough and cold | Compared to adults, children are easily infected with the flu. Fast breathing or shortness of breath, pain on the lips or face, chest pain, stretch in the ribs with each breath, severe muscular pain, dehydration, fever or cough, but after this problem once If the situation comes again, the situation gets worse. Therefore preparing your children for the flu season becomes really important.
Best Ways to Prepare Your Kids for Flu Season
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Right catering
Adult or child, healthy eating is very important to all. Whatever you eat affects your immune system directly. While eating, children are very selective, but as a parent, you do not really want to see your child sick. Providing a healthy diet to your child not only gives them enough energy to concentrate but also strengthens their immune system. So make your food healthy, change junk food into healthy food.

Keep your hands clean
Hand wash is one of the best ways to stop germs from spreading. It is really difficult for the children to follow healthy habits but it is important to protect them from diseases. Make sure that whenever your children return from school, they should wash their hands thoroughly and eliminate germs. When they are out for school or picnic, they can give them a sanitizer so that they can stay away from germs. Washing hands before and after eating can reduce the risk of getting pests, flu and other infections of germs.

Good sleep
Appropriate physical comfort is important for both parents and children. Sleep is essential for good health. Bring your children to bed so that they can be stress-free and fresh in the morning. This will also benefit you. Different studies show that sleep has a major effect on your child's immune system. A sufficient amount of sleep helps fight disease.


Adopt healthy habits
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If you are sick, always learn to cover them with nose and mouth snacks when they cough or sneeze. Such habits can help prevent others from getting sick. Respiratory diseases such as flu or common cold spread in every sneeze and live in the air for long periods of time. So teach your children such habits that prevent your children from falling ill with other people as well.

Avoid touching face while going to school
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), research shows that the health of the students is linked to their academic achievement. Children are really careless and their habit of disturbing each other at school is extraordinary. Ask your children to avoid touching each other's face in school because it can infect another person.

Home remedies for cough
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You can use these home remedies to treat cough instead of taking counter drugs:

1. honey:  it is a rich, peaceful, which has high viscosity and viscosity, which is coating and those irritable mucous membranes Do an incredible job to calm down You can make your own remedy at home by mixing herbal teas or 2 teaspoons of honey with warm water and lemon.
Swallow one teaspoon of plain honey on the empty stomach, for the extra benefit from the analgesic properties of honey.

2. Garnishing with salt and water:  Mix half teaspoons of salt in a hot water cup, to form a disinfectant solution that heats a swollen throat and frees cough. It can also help to effectively remove the phlegm.

3. Steam: Steam can help mucus and cough lose immediately.

4. Turmeric:  Grind turmeric root, grind it. Add water and honey and drink it twice in a day Alternatively, make a herbal tea by adding one spoon of turmeric powder and one spoon of carom seeds in a cup of boiling water.
You can also drink turmeric in the hot milk glass.

5. Mint:  Menthol in the mint wash induces the throat and acts as a defendant, helps break the mucus. You can get relief from drinking peppermint tea or breathing in mint vapors in a steam bath.

6. Tea Apples Flowers: Oregano flowers give rest to the muscles of the trachea and bronchi, and also open the airways. You can make a thyme tea by adding 2 spoons of thyme of the crushed leaf, 1 cup of boiling water.

7. Stay hydrated:  Drinking fluid helps in diluting mucus in the postnasal drip. Hydration also has a positive effect on your immune function. Drink hot water to calm your throat.

8. Hot Soup:  Hot broth and soups are pleasing to the throat and are especially useful in coughing with cold and flu. They contain spicy foods like onions, garlic, ginger and black pepper that work. As you sow hot soup, in these herbs, the vapor with a volatile active agent enters your airway and covers mucus, while the hot liquid calms your throat.

9. Dried ginger and black pepper:  A mixture of dried ginger and black pepper is a traditional Ayurvedic remedy for cough. You need to put only a small pinch of this mixture on your tongue. Ms. is often added to this mixture so that it is easy on the palate.
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Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Proper Training Is Essential If You Want To Become An Electrician

Technology plays an important role in our lives today. It has penetrated into almost all the departments that we know. Education is no exception to this rule. Gone are the days when educational institutions had to burn the midnight oil to prepare exam papers for their students. Today, these question papers can be prepared in a jiffy, thanks to the technological advancements. Currently, there are lots of software packages that aim to make your life easy by creating innovative, responsive and interactive exam papers for all levels. Let us now look at some of the features and benefits of these packages:

Win-win situation for the teacher and the taught

Online examination software's main objective is to create a mutually beneficial scenario for the educational institutions and the students. Self-explanatory and straightforward questions with relevant options make the lives of students easier, as they don't have to waste time in reading between the lines like they usually do in the traditional format of exams. For the institution, this software not only helps in preparing the questions but also helps immensely in correcting, tracking and grading as well. You can easily download these packages from the internet and use it on your mobiles, laptops, tablets and desktops as they are compatible with all platforms. There are quite a few electrician qualifications you need to do this type of work safely and effectively. Getting involved with a top-notch program is a very important step in this process. It makes sense to have a solid framework in place. Then you can continue to build on it for a lifetime, over the span of your career.

There are many skills and areas of knowledge you need to do well with this type of work. Troubleshooting is a big part of the work. Knowing what needs to be fixed and how to fix it begins with outstanding electrician qualifications in place. A great program helps you learn through classroom setting work and hands on exercises that help you to problem solve.

New Career

Perhaps you have always been interested in the world of electricity. For others, this is going to be a career change. Regardless, you have to be committed to learning and to be safe. Paying attention to details matters. There are rules you must follow to make sure the work environment and everyone in it remains safe.

There are specific areas of this type of work you may wish to train in. Those specific areas need more electrician qualifications because they are more complex and precise. Yet they can give you a challenging and rewarding career. They often pay more too which can be an added bonus.

Safety

Any program you take part in offering electrician qualifications should be focused on safety. No matter how large or small the project is, that is at the core of it. There are rules for locking out machines and for testing. Following these procedures every single time reduces the risk of injury or death to anyone in the work area.

You can't be in a hurry and you can't cut corners when it comes to safety. Being well-trained on what to look for relating to potential risks is very important. Wearing safety gear to any work site is also going to cut the chances of something harmful taking place. While this can be a wonderful career, you have to know the risks too.

Testing

The training you get is going to be preparing you for the testing you will eventually take. You will need to pass those tests to verify your electrician qualifications. If you have planned, ready, learned, and asked questions you should be well ready for the testing and pass without any concerns.

Establishing Relationships

Throughout your learning and training, you will have an opportunity to meet a variety of people. Many of them are trying to get the same qualifications are you are. Some of them are already experts and they take pride in sharing what they know. Others are part of support services and they will do what they can to help you connect with the right program.

Some of these relationships will become very strong bonds. While you share a common interest in the field of being an electrician, it can branch out to many other areas of your life. This can be a wonderful bonus along the way. Imagine being shipwrecked on a remote, hot desert island many miles from the nearest civilisation. You spend each day foraging for food and fresh water whilst keeping out of the blistering sun with the shade of dried papyrus leaves and avoiding the acid bites of the always present termites.

One day you spot a bottle bobbing in the sea and swim out to recover it with view to later using it as a message carrier in the traditional @castaway@ manner. You have plenty of dried papyrus leaves to use as a writing material but you need the means to write the detail of your message. The chalk and charcoal that you have at your disposal do not fit the bill due to their size and inability to persist within a watery environment. A fine tipped, more precise writing instrument that will make permanent marks is required, something akin to the humble ballpoint pen that we have known and have loved for many decades.

With such an item of "advanced" technology, it would be possible to write many lines of text in a small space and know that the writing would have some chance of surviving many months at sea. Additionally, such a pen made of its hard shell would resist the hungry advances of the local termite population.

In the modern world over 150 billion disposable pens are produced every year, and yet on your desert island there is not one. The only solution is to make such a device, a device made of a mere half a dozen very simple components.

It cannot be that difficult, can it? The familiar ballpoint pen is such a simple device. A small waterproof tube to act as a reservoir for ink, a tiny rolling metal ball to deliver the ink onto the writing surface and a small metal housing to connect the reservoir, ink and ballpoint. All of this is housed in a small neat and tidy hard-wearing outer a case of plastic. To finish the whole thing, a small plastic cap is used to plug the tube. Simple!

So, consider how would you go about making one on your desert island?

First, the ballpoint: a tiny hard-wearing metal bead formed into a perfect sphere to allow smooth rotation and delivery of ink from a reservoir onto the writing surface. This tiny sub millimetre ball needs to be highly polished and may even benefit from tiny pits to help transfer the ink. The metal of choice for this component is normally tungsten carbide, and fortunately tungsten is available on your island. It simply needs to be extracted from the ground, pulverized into a very fine powder, heated, combined with readily available graphite and heated again to temperature of a mere 2000°C. For this particular task all that is needed is for you to create an extremely high temperature oven!

Once the tungsten carbide is formed, a way needs to be found to form it into a pellet less than a millimetre across and then shape and polish it into a perfect sphere. Once this has been achieved, the tiny sphere must be carefully put to one side in the hope that it doesn't get lost.

Next, the housing to hold the tiny ball. This can be made out of a basic metal alloy such as brass. Fortunately quantities of the common elements of copper and zinc are also available on our island paradise and using the oven, a reduced temperature of a mere 1100 °C is used to smelt carefully controlled quantities of both these metals to produce a small brass ingot. This is then formed into a small conical shape to act as the point for the pen, and then using a half millimetre drill that we fabricated out of high carbon steel in last months workshop(!), we form a fine hole down which the ink can travel. Very carefully, a wider pit in the brass pen point is formed to place the sub-millimetre tungsten carbide ball into and very carefully a narrow brass edge is folded over to help hold the micro ball in its pit.

Now for the ink. This really cannot be too difficult to do, it is only ink after all!

First it is necessary to find a carrier liquid in which to suspend some form of pigment. The pigment will be made by grinding highly coloured local materials into an extremely fine powder, so fine that it will not clog the very fine ball in the ballpoint and prevent it rotating. In order that the ink will flow smoothly and without drying out, it needs to be made out of some form of reasonably clear oil. Fortunately the island is populated with a plentiful crop of castor oil plants, perfect for the extraction of vegetable oil as long as extreme care is taken not to be poisoned by the highly toxic Ricin contained within the castor oil plant seeds.

Next a reservoir for this ink made from some form of durable, ink proof, non-degradable substance such as plastic. Being a clever castaway you are aware of the fact that bio derived materials such as egg and blood proteins have been used for centuries to create various forms of plastic materials, but that these are not very hard-wearing. Ideally some form of thermosetting plastic would be used that can be easily shaped with a little heat and will remain hard after it has cooled.

Given a chemistry set containing various highly toxic substances such as acetone, sodium cyanide and methyl alcohol, it may be possible to react these in a precise and controlled manner to form a suitable plastic. Unfortunately such a set was not washed up on the island, and in this case the easiest route is to find a straight and suitably sized dried out and hollow plant stem (eg a strong grass or small bamboo), and coat it with some plant resin to prevent the ink drying out too fast.

So, after many months of hard toil, this simplest of writing implement can be assembled, carefully filled with ink and a S.O.S. message finally prepared on a roll of finest Papyrus leaf. This is placed in the bottle and the neck sealed with some leftover plant resin. With one smooth action the bottle can be cast into the sea to begin its long journey.

Whilst waiting for a response and rescue, this "ordinary" lightweight, durable device could then be used to keep a daily diary, to doodle, to label, to calculate, to improve drawing skills, and can be taken anywhere on this hot and humid desert island as and when needed. Naturally, after months of effort this valuable item would be treated very, very carefully Academics call businesses unethical and dishonest. This seems problematic to me. First, it is amazing how often those who have a certain character flaw call out others when they notice others have that similar flaw. Second, academia has a tremendous amount of ethics rules, why? I mean if academia is so noble and ethical to call out businesses, then they certainly must be beyond reproach. Unfortunately, they aren't and they know it, thus, trying to control themselves through rules. Sometimes this works for them, sometimes it doesn't, but they believe businesses must be controlled by rules that they in their infinite wisdom believe will keep everyone honest.

Remember this coming from a group that isn't honest and thus, has to enforce their own to be good (being sarcastic of course). A group that gets its money by charging outrageous tuition fees and economically enslaving their students with college load debt, while brain-washing them into a socialist mindset. A group that has never had to make a profit or run a business - yet, tells us they are wiser than those of us in the free-market and therefore, should make the rules that we run by. This is flawed logic - why you ask?

It's simple; in the free-market we are kept ethical by the customer, client, and consumer - if we fail to deliver, then we'll be out of business and lose market-share as soon as those negative YELP comments start coming back - why do we need academic inspired increased regulations for that? We don't, but isn't that just like the arrogance of academia to think that they should be the Philosopher King's over our domain.

Okay so why the hard-hitting commentary from our resident genius you ask? Well, because soon the academic bubble will pop, just like any sector that grows too fast - the longer this goes on the bigger the bubble and the harder the fall. But who will they blame when the bubble bursts - sure it could perhaps go another 5-10 years, anything is possible, but the end is now known, tuition costs cannot keep rising and we only need to have an economic downturn and it will erase the ability to continue this hyper-growth. Today we see politicians calling for debt-free tuition (FREE) but of course we all know that is all it will be worth if they are able to make it so.

For a group of academics and politicians running around calling everything they don't like "unsustainable" it is ironic that they are creating some of the most unsustainable sectors of our entire economy.

Now then, everyone knows ethics are important in science, and yet, the claim of integrity is questionable - because if everyone in the process was so ethical by nature as arrogant academics often purport - then we wouldn't need all the checks and balances in the grants review process. What we have now is runaway bureaucracy and typical government administering $100s of Billions per year propping up the academic bubble even further - to what avail I ask? Pure science - you ponder? Doubtful, we don't need that much regulation and rule-making or bureaucracy for pure science - we need less of the former and more of the latter in my observation.
We can simply explain flowers as blossoms or blooms. Science teaches us that the flower is the reproductive structure of a plant and facilitates fertilization. The ovary of the flower develops into the fruit that we consume; most fruits contain seeds from which further plants can sprout. Flowers offer different kinds of fertilization or fusion -

• Selfing - which is the fusion of egg and sperm from the same flower

• Outcrossing - fusion of egg and sperm from different varieties in a given population

Flowers have evolved just like other life on Earth; some produce diasporas without fertilization, some make themselves attractive to insects and animals so that pollen transfer takes place.

While these facts may seem very simple for us to absorb, in reality flowers are a very complex mechanism of nature with different properties and aspects that have enabled them to survive through many millennia through coping mechanisms.

What we know about flowers generally is that they are an object of beauty and admiration and are used to beautify and enhance spaces and environments as objects that are not only synonymous with religion, ritual and romance but also as sources of food and medicine.

A University of Texas study shows that bees not only pick up food i.e. nectar and pollen from flowers but also transmit bacteria to the flowers through their 'micro biomes' which is the term used to indicate the community of bacteria in the bee's gut. One of the most common bacteria is Lactobacillus Micheneri, largely associated with fermented foods. Lactobacillus is a common bacterium, also called 'good bacteria' and plays an important role in ensuring good health. This type of bacteria is found to accumulate more on flowers that are pollinated by wild bees that are mostly solitary and carry pollen on their undersides.

Such research throws a great deal of light for future bee research and the role of flowers. It helps us to learn that flowers are not just sources of food but also act in transmitting good bacteria that help protect pollinator populations.

While not all flowers are beautiful and fragrant, some flowers have evolved in the most strangest of manners to ensure survival. The 'corpse flower', so named because of its putrefying smell of decaying animal flesh and urine grows on a plant that is quite small. Its original presence was in the dense jungles around the world. To attract bugs and insects the flower made itself become bigger and bigger and smellier to attract pollinators and reproduce more efficiently. Some specimens flower only once a year while some others take longer. Probably the best introduction India receives globally is through its Indian curry. What actually is Indian curry and for how long we have been enjoying it are 2 topics that are no less than mysteries, until recently, when archaeological evidences have shed light upon curry's date of origin. Dictionary describes curry not as a single dish but the term is used for a mind-blowing number of spicy meat and vegetable stews from as far-flung places as the Caribbean Islands, the South-Pacific and of course, the Indian subcontinent. What constitutes a curry is a major debate and it hardly seems to get a fitting answer very soon.

Colonial History of Curry

The term curry probably has its origin in Tamil term 'kari' used to describe a spicy sauce. Bewildered by the region's large variety of lip-smacking dishes, the 17th century British East-India traders mixed them all under a single term called curry. As defined by the British, one may call curry as a blend of ginger, turmeric, onion, garlic, coriander, cumin and chilli cooked with vegetables, shellfish or meats.

We cannot say that the present form of curry is exclusively an Indian creation. Culinary traditions of Middle-East and South-East Asia have considerable amounts of influence to give it its present form. Trading relation with South-East Asia has introduced cloves into the Indian cuisines whereas large consumption of meat among the public was reported after Muslim invasions from 1000 AD onward.

Europeans came in touch with the taste of Indian curry after the Portuguese set up their trading posts on western coast of India. They introduced chillies and spices from the New World inside the European kitchens. However, the basic form of curry predates the presence of Europeans in India by more than 4000 years as is revealed by recent archaeological excavations at a site of Indus Valley Civilisation.

Prehistoric Origin of Curry

Established duration of Indus Valley Civilisation spans from 3300 to 1300 BCE. One may say that this was the golden age of Bronze Age India. Until recently, historians have few evidences to know about the food habits of these people when significant development came up from the study of starch grains at the North-Indian site of Farmana. The granules were extracted out of pot vessels, dental remains of human burials and stone tools.
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Silicon Carbide is also known as the carborundum. It is a compound that is made with the elements like carbon and silicon. The chemical formula of this compound is SIC. It occurs in the natural state in the raw mineral form known as the moissanite. From the year 1893, this compound is being mass produced to be used as the abrasive. A small amount of grains of SIC is bonded together by the process of sintering to form a hard type of ceramics. They are widely used in various applications including car clutches, car brakes, bulletproof vests and ceramic plates. In the electronic field, this compound is largely used as the light emitting diodes and detectors.

Apart from the above usage, this compound is also used in the semiconductor devices that work in HV areas. Large crystals of SIC is made with the help of the Lely method. They are cut in a gem like structures.

Background-

Carbide is a hard covalent compound that is largely produced by the process of carbothermal reduction of silica. Depending on the exact reaction situations, the resultant SIC that IS formed is either fine powder or occurs in the ground mass state.

Key properties-

There are various properties of this material. It is a refractory material that is having high melting point. It is having high thermal conductivity and low thermal expansion. Additionally to it, SIC is hard in nature, corrosion resistance and highly stiff. Carbide has interesting properties due to the various semiconductor features.

Commercial grading of SILICON Carbide-

The commercial Sic products that are used for the engineering applications are available in three forms- one is the sintered silicon carbide, nitride bonded silicon carbide and the reaction bonded silicon carbide. There are various other types of Sic forms available like the clay-bonded SILICON carbide and the SIAION bonded SILICON carbide. The first form is used in various refractory applications depending on the manufacturing needs.

There are various benefits of using the SIC in the electric voltage purposes. This compound is having high voltage acceptance than the silicon. SIC switches are placed in series and are required in various HV requirements. It reduces the system complexity, cost-effective and reliable too. Sic operates in the region of higher temperature like 400 degree that is more than silicon. Thus, it helps in reducing the cooling costs and complexities in the HV areas. These are some of the benefits of using SIC.The ongoing battle of words between Piers Morgan and Virender Sehwag seems to be reaching new heights, at least as far as Piers Morgan is concerned. The man may be quick to admonish anyone who doesn't 'dot their I's or cross their T's but his insistence on grammatical sentencing and spelling is not going down well with a lot of people. The poor 'bard' must be literally shaking in his grave!

English is a funny language, we have heard many say. And indeed it is through its nuances of sounds and spellings that can throw even the most seasoned off-guard. But without doubt English is one of the most widely spoken languages and easily the most popular for communication at international levels.

The new British Prime Minister, Theresa May recently announced a huge reform to the UK education policy by calling for a new generation of selective schools. She has vowed to bring in legislation to overturn the ban on new grammar schools, a policy which has been in effect since 1998. Grammar schools have had a dubious distinction of taking up for the higher echelons of society.

But first, let's understand what a 'Grammar School' is.

A grammar school is that which selects its students through an examination called the '11-plus', which means that children of that age take the exam. By virtue of this, it attains a special status. Under the system, a child who passes the exam is eligible to attend the local grammar school while a child who fails goes to the 'secondary modern school'. In certain boroughs and counties in the UK there are no grammar schools which are non-selective with no special status although they bear the name of a grammar school.

The modern school was made effective through the Education Act of 1944 although the concept of these schools goes way back to the 16th century. Secondary Education was reorganized into two types namely grammar school education and secondary schools. Through the former it was assumed that pupils would move on to higher studies by focusing on academics while the latter was meant for those children who would take up a trade or technical jobs. It basically segregated those that would go on to university studies and celebrated professions and those who seemed more suitable for lesser jobs. Many children in India (belonging to low-income families) find themselves thrown into the real-world battles quite early in life. In a country where Right to Education is a law, as many as 126,66,377 children work in various sectors only to earn their meal for the day. Yet, a change has been brewing steadily where children today are opting education over work.

Every Child Must be Educated

Earlier, many families considered a child to be an additional resource to fetch income to feed the family and to feed the children. This has considerably changed over the years. Thanks to the initiatives and schemes by the Government of India, many children are now encouraged to attend school. Additionally, when the children started to benefit from mid-day meal schemes in schools, they started bringing along their siblings which solved the problem of most parents.

The Changes over the Years

The 1998 National Census of India estimated the total number of children workers, aged 4-15, to be at 12.6 million, out of a total child population of 253 million in 5-14 age group. The 2011 National Census of India found the total number of working children, aged 5-14, to be at 4.35 million, and the total child population to be 259.64 million in that age group. So yes, the numbers have declined but the problem of putting children to school remains to be solved.

A National Policy on Child Labour was formulated in 1987 and ever since, the government has tried to ensure children attend school. One of the more remarkable steps of the government has been the enactment of 'The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act' or Right to Education Act also known as RTE. It was enacted on August 4 2009, which describes the modalities of the importance of free and compulsory education for children between 6 and 14 in India under Article 21A of the Indian Constitution. In addition, the government set off to accelerate the various policies about children's education in its existing system.

One such step was the launching of Mid-Day Meal Scheme in 2004. This scheme has seen several reforms over the years with a view to include all of government schools in the system. The primary objective of Mid-Day Meal Programme is to feed one wholesome meal to children in order to encourage them to come to school. The government has tied up with non-governmental organisations in order to implement MDMS efficiently in schools to reach out to as many children as possible.

Benefits of Mid-Day Meal Programme

Children are now encouraged to attend school and this has so far proved to be a win-win for parents belonging to economically weaker sections. The parents are now realising that they can feed the children by relying on school lunch programmes. The Mid Day Meal Scheme has benefitted the children in more ways than one. Properly-fed children feel more motivated to work hard on their academics, experience an overall physical and mental growth and understand the importance of having ambitions for future.

The impact on the lives of the children has been tremendous ever since the organisations has implemented its Mid-Day Meal Programme. There are stories of hope where children have been benefitted for real in the mission of Food for Education. You can be part of this amazing cause of encouraging children to attend school. Sponsor a child today! That is the inscription on a life-sized bronze statue of Will Rogers which stands on a pedestal which is strategically placed in the U.S. Congress, in the perfect corner between the rotunda and the chamber of the House of Representatives, where bills are proposed, the beginnings of new law. If you have watched news coverage of House members entering that chamber, likely, the news people are standing at the base of this statue. Why? It is the perfect place to catch a congressman unaware and to possibly snag a snatch of truth in an impromptu interview. The toes of the statue of Rogers are polished brass, worn down over time by elected officials who run their fingers across them when they are on their way to the chamber to vote. They do that for luck, and to make a promise to the great American that they will remain true to the American people that they represent in that chamber. Wow!

Will Rogers, born to a Cherokee family in Oklahoma in 1879, is classed as a vaudeville actor and later a motion picture star. He was a cowboy as well as a Native American by birth. He became a columnist, and by a combination of all of these things, he generously shared his remarkable good humor. Finally, he is called a social commentator, but I want to elevate that title to philosopher. He was the best kind of philosopher because he was known to so many people who saw him act or who read his newspaper articles, could make people laugh, and then, on top of that, he taught Americans to be good, honest, and moral. Lord knows America needs a journalist who can do that today! Sadly, we have no one worthy to cast a shadow on his bronze statue. Web search Will Rogers. Learn all that you can about him, and especially read his quotations. Here is one: "Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip." I suppose that today's parrot would be private e-mail that everyone was able to read.

It seems that he lived his life as a grand adventure, stepping out in any direction, wide-eyed and grinning, seeking to experience all that he could. "I never met a man I didn't like," he was remembered to say. Indeed, he could write a column to chastise someone, especially a politician who had morally strayed, and do it tongue-in-cheek so that the subject was not vilified. In that sense, he did so much to shape America in the early 20th century to be a good nation filled with people who had a sense of decency. In his time, Americans were still mostly small town people who cared about each other. Will Rogers died while on an adventure in pursuit of a new pastime, aviation, in the wilderness of Alaska. Web search, but don't dwell on how he died. Take for yourself the goodness of how he lived.

There is highway marker placed at the western end of the most famous U.S. Highway known as Route 66. The marker is a dedication to Will Rogers, a footnote on this route which passes east and west through his home state of Oklahoma. He took it many times, sometimes going east and sometimes west. On the marker, find this inscription: "The first road he traveled in a career that led him straight to the hearts of his countrymen." Say a prayer of gratitude for Will Rogers.
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I shouted as I stood up fully from the bed, ” Hey be careful , remember you aren’t fine yet” He drew me back to the bed gently. ” Alvana, you are Jason the thief?” I asked , his smile suddenly faded away. ” I am not a thief” he defended himself, ” But you..” He interrupted me, ” I never stole anything , I was implicated” He sat on the bed. ” I won’t believe that, you wrote a letter to your girlfriend promising her …” He interrupted again. ” I didn’t write the letter” He said smiling as he got up, ” Why would I believe that?” I asked him, ” Didn’t you write a letter to Adanna when you were in Newriton?” He asked me while I opened my mouth in shock and surprise. ” yes I did” I told him, ” What was the content of the letter?” He asked smiling and opening a wooden made drawer in his room. ” I professed my love to her, I also told her that my coming back might be extended” I explained to him, he smiled and nodded as he brought three piece of papers from his bag. ” Take” he handed one piece to me. ” Was that the letter you wrote?” He asked with a smile as I took a glance at the letter.
1, Madu street.
Atata.
Adanna,
How are you, I hope your parents are doing great, and how is Atata. I only want to use this medium to clear your mind from all tiles you might think is between us, i would be a sinner if i continue to lead you on. I have a fiance in the city, so please dont think there is anything between us, i love my fiance and wont want to leave her for any girl, not even a village girl. I have nothing for you, I only played along with the moment. Go get married, remember, you are growing older by the day.
Gabriel Omiyi
” I didn’t draft this!” I shouted in anger as I sprang up from the bed, ” But this was the letter that got to Adanna” Alvana smiled. ” No, it can’t be, if this sort of letter go to her, then why didn’t she tell me when I got back home?” I asked him in anger. ” Because I asked her not to tell you, I managed to convince her that you didn’t draft this, you can ask her when you leave here” he explained with a smile while I scratched my head. ” wait!” I stood up, ” I wasn’t the one that submitted the letter to be posted that day” I said while he opened his eyes in surprise, ” Who did?” He asked. ” My friend Israel, he is my room mate” I explained but he just hissed. ” Israel wasnt around during my time” he said silently. ” What does the letter have to do with your time?” I asked him. ” Because the same person who changed your letter also altered my letter” he handed me another piece of letter, I stared at the letter where he was promising his girlfriend to bring some money for her. The strange thing was that the letter had exactly the same hand writing. ” Yes that was the letter that implicated me, I only posted a letter telling my girlfriend I would be coming back soon” He explained, there was tears in his eyes. ” Sorry about that bro, but I think this is a headway, the person is someone I know and you also know” I told him and he nodded. For once, Alvana didn’t smile, tears dropped his eyes. ” I knew you were from Newriton when I saw the mark, I was only unlucky not to have completed my trainings ” he told me while I nodded. ” How did the money get into your room?” I asked him, ” My card was cloned, someone cloned the card” he sat down still holding a piece of paper in his hand.
” Why will someone want to implicate you that way?” I asked, ” I was the best fighter in my set, a lot of people wanted to be the best so they wanted to dismiss me, many also wanted to be the best but they couldn’t get it when I am still there” he explained further. ” That’s bad, but why will the person change my own letter?” I asked him, ” Maybe that person wanted Adanna” He said but I found it hard to believe. ” Why did you kill the chief priest?” He suddenly asked, I looked at him in surprise, does Alvana know everything? ” I didn’t…” He interrupted me. “Remember that night, when you thought you heard footsteps behind you and you immediately turned with your gun, I was the one following you” he smiled while I opened my mouth in shock. ” I wasn’t actually following you” he started, ” I was going to the chief priest place to make my own investigations, I had always suspected him” he said. ” I had been earlier worried about I was to enter into his inner house with violence, and then you came and helped me distract him” Alvana continued. ” I dont get you” I said relaxing on the bed. ” My mission that night was to search the chief priest house which is at the back of the shrine, I wanted to see if I could get any suspicious exhibit. Your coming was of advantage because you helped me distract him, I took cover among the bushes and found my way to the small back shrine house. I heard your discussions with him and how you finally shot him. Gabriel, you are a spy, you should learn to always take things easy and keep calm, its step by step” he stared at me while I nodded. ” So what did you find out?” I asked him and he handed me the last piece of paper. I stared at it and all I could see were names, ” That is the name of the people the serial killer had planned to kill, look well, your name and Adanna’s are among them, I got it from the chief priest place, there was also a bag of money, the chief priest us being paid to make the people believe that Anu kills its people” Alvana explained, ” the names isn’t what got my attention about the letter” Alvana continued as he collected the previous letters he had given me, ” The fact that the three letters have the same handwriting is what to be suspicious about” Alvana added. I looked well again and he was right, the three letters were written by the same person. ” Now Alvana, am confused” I said to him, he only smiled. ” let’s leave the letters alone, you said israel posted your letter, we should try talk to him ” He stood up and walked around. ” Maybe someone might have seen him posting the letter” Alvana added. ” I will talk to him” I assured him, ” Now, how do we get the killer?” I asked and he smiled. ” We will use the list, the latest person he killed was Eneda, now, the next on his list is who?” He asked as he opened the list himself, ” Whoa, the next on his list is Mbe ” he concluded and laughed, ” I would have loved Mbe to be killed” I also stood up, ” Even I myself, but that’s not what Newriton portrays” he sat down . ” Okay, what we have to do is to watch Mbe the cat secretly, the killer might attack soon” Alvana added. ” Hmm, please I would need that my letter for investigations” I pointed at the letter with him, ” Sure” he nodded
AS NARRATED BY ADANNA
Coming to the stream that morning, I had only one intention, to see Gabriel. I was surprised and down casted when I didn’t see him among his friends, I didn’t bother to ask because I knew he must be fine. We had to gist deal with Mbe before going to fetch water with the city girl, Morgana. The city guy israel was behind us like a guard as we walked back home, he might probably be watching out for Mbe the cat or has Alvana might have put it, Mbe the Dog. ” I dont think I can remember anything about the guy” I had told the city girl when she asked me what I remembered about the night I had an encounter with the man in black. ” Are you sure there is nothing you can use to describe him, anything at all” she pressed forward while I stood for a while to think, ” Nothing” I finally said since I could remember nothing. ” Okay then” She said and we walked home.
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” Now, I think you have to go home and prepare” Alvana told me, ” You see, some of my friends from the city are here with me in the village, I mean fellow spies like me” I told Alvana as he handed me my white T-shirt which he had washed for me. ” That’s great, they can also be of help but can you trust them?” He asked me and I nodded. “Okay then, get them prepared” he tied a wrapper around his body and carried a cutlass. ” let me lead you out, I am also going to the farm ” He walked out and I followed him. His house was surrounded with bushes, it was the only house in the environ, Alvana had certainly lived a life of stigmatization. ” You live in a bush?” I asked him, ” No, this is my own estate” He smiled as we found our way through the bush path. ” Wait, dont you think the chief priest might have fortified the killer?” I asked him and he bursted into laughter, ” Who killed the chief priest?” He asked me, ” I did” I simply replied, ” Didn’t the gun kill him? Why wasn’t he fortified? Didn’t he call on Ani that day? Why did the bullets kill him?” Alvana asked me as we walked along, ” That simply means Ani doesn’t exist” Alvana concluded and silence fell upon us until we got to the main village. It was still morning and people had not started coming out, so I quickly found my way home. ” Oyinbo, where are you coming from looking so rough?” My father who was sitting on his arm chair asked on seeing me, ” I went for a little adventure dad” I replied trying to smile, ” is that why your face is also rough and swollen?” He added, ” it looks like you have been beaten” He said . ” papa, am tired, where are my friends?” I asked him walking towards the house. ” They are inside, they have really been good in helping us” He smiled , I nodded and went into my room. I met Morgana and israel pacing the room with worried expressions on their faces. ” Fool, must you play with everything, where have you been?” Israel asked on sighting me, Morgana took a deep breath and fell into the bed. ” I had an encounter with him, or let me say them” I started, ” who is him or them?” Morgana asked as she sat up on the bed, ” The serial killer and Jason” I said , the expressions on their faces showed they were interested In the discussion. ” I went to the forest of Ani as I had planned, I saw the body of the dead girl and true to our thoughts, there wasn’t any other body in the forest. I hid myself in the bush hoping to see what will happen and I saw people come to take her body away, where they took her to, I dont know. I was happy on my discovery but never knew the killer was behind me, I only noticed when he talked. We both ended up in a fight, he was stronger than I had prepared for. Nothing I did worked on him, he was able to defeat me and about to cut me with the sword. I tried punching him and then he angrily hit my head with the back of the sword and that was all I could remember. When I woke up again, I was in a room, on a bed, Jason’s house” I concluded, they were all listening attentively. ” Did you see his face? I mean Jason? ” israel asked while I nodded, ” I saw him, he even happens to be someone I know, he is my village friend” I explained. ” You see, we can’t also trust this Jason, remember he is a thief” Morgana stood up from the bed and started pacing around. ” He isn’t a thief” I defended and they both turned to me waiting for an explanation. ” He was implicated with a letter, a letter he never wrote ” I started, ” I dont understand” Israel chipped in, ” Israel, remember that day you helped me post a letter, was this the letter you posted?” I asked handling the letter to Israel, he took it and read through it. ” No, I didn’t post this” Israel laughed, ” But this was what got to Adanna” I said while they both stared at me in disbelief. ” Wait, there was one person with me that day I had posted the letter” Israel said placing his left fingers across his lips, ” Who?” I and Morgana asked in union.
 who? ” I asked again, ” Christiana, she was going for jogging that morning ” israel said. ” But this isn’t Christiana’s writing” Morgana looked at the letter again, ” I know but only Gabriel, me and Christiana know I posted a letter, no one else does” Israel said while I reached for my phone. ” Yes, Christiana, how are you doing” I started as I placed the phone on speaker, ” Hey Gabi, am fine, I am in my house, am enjoying myself here with family” Christiana laughed happily over the phone. ” Oh, nice, I lost my sister” I told her, while she paused for some seconds, ” Was she sick?” She asked me, ” No she wasn’t, didn’t I tell you about the serial killer in Atata?” I asked, ” Yeah, I kind of heard you talked about it once, you weren’t telling me directly” She answered. ” The serial killer killed her” I said” Oh God, am sorry bro, I think you need to report this to Sir Ajan, we need to work on this” her voice was filled with sorrow. ” We dont need sir Ajan, Israel and Morgana are already here with me” I said, ” Oh no wonder I didn’t see them before leaving Newriton ” she said, ” Yeah, we are on the verge of getting the killer now, but we only need you for something ” I told her calmly. ” I will do anything for you on this case” she assured me. ” Okay, do you remember any day , about some weeks ago when you saw israel going to post a letter?” I asked. ” Yes, I remember seeing israel once going to post a letter, I asked him who it was for and he had replied Adanna” She explained. ” Did you do anything with the letter, did you go back to take the letter, dont lie to me” I said calmly while she took a deep breath.
AS NARRATED BY CHRISTIANA
I am Christy, a trained spy from Newriton. I still live with my parent in Enugu , I am 22 years of age. When I got to Newriton , I met this young handsome guy, Gabriel Omiyi. He was a strong, Jovial spy. If am not mistaken, he was the best of us all but he had one problem, he was never patient. I won’t lie to you guys, right from the first day I saw him, I fell in love with him. Yeah, I fell in love with but as you all know, the girl doesn’t go to the boy, the boy comes to the girl. So I had to hide my feelings but still loved him secretly. As time went on, I started noticing him falling for me also but he never talked about it, if he was scared or shy, I dont know. I knew he was crushing on me with the way he behaved, he always wanted to be with me , he was always fond of me. It continued this way until he finished his training and went home, it was there he met this girl they call Adanna. I dont know her but whosoever she is, she succeeded in taking my guy from me. I got to know her name on the day we were having an instruction class on our upcoming mission, a long time spy, Daniel was the one teaching us. In his class, he had made a statement , ” So, this isn’t something we should rush, it might end up becoming a mission to be accomplished in Years, Gabriel, dont worry or think about Adanna” Daniel had said that day, I had asked Gabriel who Adanna was and Gabriel has simply told me ” Ask him” which I did, at the end of the class that day, I went to Daniel to ask him. ” Hey, good morning” I greeted as he went out the hall that day, ” Hey, good morning” he greeted back ” You see, I wanna ask you s….” He interrupted , ” You wanna know who Adanna is” he smiled surprising me, ” Hey, dont be shy, I know you love Gabriel, anyways, Adanna is his village girlfriend, or better put, the village girl he loves” he explained while I breathed out in anger, ” Hey, dont be sad, love is like a game, you are free to compete for him, it like the survival of the fittest” He had told me that day , he made me have trust in him, he told me he was going to help me get Gabriel if i want and that he is always available if I need his help. On one fateful morning, I had been lucky to see Israel posting a letter, ” Hmm, who are you posting to?” I had ask him and made to jog to the field, ” It is for Gabi, I am posting it to his girlfriend, Adanna” He explained. I nodded and jogged away, not to the field but to a corner where I watched him till he was out of sight. I then came out and opened the post box, I took the letter. The time was 7:00am, the post men will come take the letter by 11:00am so I had time. I took the letter to my room, I made to change the content with a new paper but I stopped. Gabriel will surely know my handwriting when he sees the letter if he goes back to Atata, I needed someone else to do it for me, Daniel was the perfect person. I went to his quarters and surprisingly, he was willing to help me change it. He did a perfect Job and I was happy with myself. No lady will see this and still want to continue with the guy. I posted the letter before 11:00am and that was how the letter was changed. I waited to see any change but no I didn’t see one. It was during our mission that I met this guy in Kendrick club, he showed me love and in no time, I forgot Gabriel. Though I forgot Gabriel, I couldn’t help to think of the fact that I spoilt his own relationship. I always wanted to tell him of what I did but I never got the chance, I hope one day, he will find out and I will open up. When he called me today and brought the topic about the letter, I thought it was the opportunity to tell him of what I had done. ” I swapped the letter, Daniel wrote it for me, please forgive me” I told him in a calm voice. ” you said who wrote it for you?” He asked, ” Daniel, he wrote it for me, see, am really sorry, it was out of jealousy , please forgive me” I told him again but the line was dead.
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” She said Daniel wrote the letter for her” I turned to Israel and Morgana, the news was like a shocking revelation, I had never liked Daniel but I always prayed it wasn’t him. ” So how does Daniel changing the letter make him a serial Killer?” Israel asked as he sat on the ex with Morgana, ” it has a lot to do with it” I said and narrated everything to them. ” This is a shocking revelation ” Israel exclaimed after the story, ” According to Newriton, he isn’t guilty until we get him red handed ” Morgana stood up holding her waist. ” so we have to protect that foolish cat of a guy, we almost fought this morning” Israel lamented, ” I myself won’t have loved to protect him” I said as I brought out a gun from my briefcase. ” I will love to meet this Jason” Morgana turned to me, ” Yes, he will be with us soon ” I assured her. They got up and got their guns and knives ready , there is surely gonna be a big fight anytime soon. ” Dont you think we involve sir Ajan in this?” Morgana asked, ” No!! We dont want to finish this in five years time” israel objected while I bursted into laughter.
• ” So guys, meet Alvana, sorry, Jason” I said to Israel and Morgana as we sat on a bench that evening with Alvana, he was just returning from the farm and he decided to branch. ” Nice meeting you guys” Alvana smiled, ” At last, I am standing face to face with the famous Jason ” Israel shook hands with him, he hugged Morgana. ” Gabi told us everything, he told us how you saved him, thank you” Morgana smiled while Alvana nodded with a smile. ” so now, let’s go straight to business” I stood up and squatted on the ground. ” It is a clear fact that the serial killer attacks by night, so our duty is to watch Mbe by night” I said looking up to them, ” Say something we dont know” Israel shouted and they bursted into laughter. ” We start this night, there is every possibility that he might want to strike this night, for one reason or the other, he seems to be in an hurry” Alvana added while we nodded, ” Mbe house is of this shape” Alvana drew a kind of structure on the ground, ” It is surrounded with bushes. That is where we are gonna take cover. We can’t use guns so as not to kill Mbe” Alvana continued, ” Guns doesn’t even have effect on him, he is on a bullet proof” I chipped in. ” One way or the other, one of us have to gain access into Mbe house, the serial killer might visit him at home” Alvana continued. ” We dont need to be afraid, we are 4 and he is only one, we can do this” Alvana concluded. ” Wait, we ain’t killing him, we are to expose him” Israel said. ” Do you think its better to lead him into a trap?” Morgana started and we all turned to her, ” I can distract him, I can lead him to you guys, you guys should be somewhere, I can bring him to you ” She suggested. ” I think her plan is better” Alvana smiled again, ” Thanks” Morgana blushed.
AS NARRATED BY MORGANA
With the help of Jason, I was able to locate Mbe’s house, he was outside his house when I got there that evening, he was eating Akpu and soup. ” Good evening” I greeted, I was in a black trouser and a white top, I wasn’t with any weapon other than a knife in my high heel shoe. ” Are you not the maiden I saw at the stream today?” He asked with a smile as he rubbed his hand on his wrapper, ” yes I am” I smiled back. ” What brings you to the abode of the great cat?” He asked as he cleaned the bench for me to sit, I checked the time and it was 6:00pm, the killer might come soon. ” Why dont we go inside?” I asked crossing my legs, ” Whoa, you want to come inside? ” He led the way while I followed him. ” So tell me why you have come to my abode” he stared at me. ” Because I like you, you were saying something about me this morning but my foolish city friend stopped you, the truth is that I actually like you too” I smiled , his face was full of happiness, I wished he knew I have nothing for him, I hate guys like him. ” That’s why I have come to be with you till tomorrow” I told him again. ” Unbelievable, you mean you will stay with me through the night?” He asked while I nodded, ” I heard the city people are free but never believed till now, you can stay for eternity” He shouted happily as he rushed out to bring the bench in.
• It was now around 12:15am, Mbe wasn’t sleeping so also was I not sleeping. He had been disturbing him to get intimate with him but all to no avail. I had managed to pull off my trouser leaving me alone with my bomb short, I allowed him romance me but nothing more. He was still in the act of romance when we heard movement around the house, I sprang up immediately. ” What is that? ” I asked him, ” I dont know ” he replied as he also stood up from the bed. I moved away from him and stood beside the door while Mbe searched for his machete. Suddenly, the door was forced opened by a single kick, and a man in black walked in quietly and stood face to face with Mbe. ” The cat, Ani has come to kill you ” The man in black said, Mbe machete fell off his hands. ” Hello Daniel” I said from behind and he turned sharply to face me, ” Morgana ” his voice depicted that he was shocked. ” Yes Daniel, are you surprised I know you? don’t be bro, that’s the way the girl does her thing” I smiled. ” Then, it is time to know how the boy does his thing” He replied and brought out his sword from its s---t. ” Sorry bro, I have to let the whole world know” I said and dashed out of the house, he followed me immediately. It was a tough race, I knew he mustn’t get me else am done for. I dashed into the bush surrounding Mbe’s house, I was actually heading to the forest of Ani where the rest must have been waiting, we already picked a spot where the show will take place. I ran out of the Bush and then into the quiet dusty road of Atata, I could feel Daniel following me. In the darkness of the night, two people could be seen running along the red , dusty road of Atata, Daniel and Morgana.
I took a sharp turn into the forest, the birds of the night sang with their sonorous voices while the crickets backed it up. I found my way through fallen woods, I made sure I did not fall, the fact that I was with just a bomb short and a shirt made me more flexible, I suddenly got to the spot which was filled with tall trees, that was where my friends were, I quickly took cover behind a tree, I felt he stopped, he might be surprised where I haf entered.
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We were on the top of trees, i, Israel and Alvana, we were on tree top waiting fruitfully for the arrival of Morgana. We were prepared and ready to die, we were dressed in all blacks like shadows. We saw Morgana come into the woods, she took cover behind one of the trees, ” Why was she with a bomb short?” Was the first thing I asked myself. Later on after her arrival, we saw the man in black stop among the woods, he was probably confused. ” Coward, I know you are here” he shouted as he moved around, ” Morgana!!! Your ancestors are ready to accept you “he shouted again. He suddenly turned back abruptly, some one had jumped down, it was Alvana. ” Hello Daniel” Alvana greeted while Daniel stood in shock, Morgana also came out ” Am ain’t a coward, here I am” She said laughing. I and Israel jumped down at the same time, none of us was on mask. ” Daniel, why?” Alvana asked, ” Jason?” Daniel called out as his sword fell off his hands. ” No time for familiarities ” Israel threw a knife at his leg, the knife caught him well and he fell to his knee with a cry. Alvana walked up to him and took off his mask, it was no one else but Daniel. ” Is it about the money?” Alvana asked as he threw him down heavily.
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Act Of Faith
Epilogue
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Daniel wasn’t killed, he was taken to Newriton and locked up alongside young Carl, young Carl was the guy who cloned Alvana’s card, they were to die in jail with everyday toture. Alvana was later given the mark of Newriton and sir Ajan was happy to have him back. As time went on, something like chemistry could be seen between Alvana and Morgana, they fell in love. I later got to know that Morgana never stayed in port Harcourt, she was an orphan whom sir Ajan had picked from the club. One day, Morgana decided we go greet her friend, the city nurse, Mama. It was there we discovered that she was Alvana’s mother, what a happy reunion.
• Some months later, the only catholic church in Atata could be seen crowded with cars of different kind, there wasn’t space in the whole church as it was crowded with people, it was my wedding day with Adanna. She was dressed in a white gown, while I was in a blue suit so also was all my friends, Jason, Sir Ajan, Morgana, Christiana, Matt and Israel who was busy supervising those cooking. My mom, dad, and Adanna’s parent were all seen happily dressed and seated at the front of the church. ” Now I proclaim you, Gabriel Omiyi and Adanna Mologwu husband and wife” the priest voice echoed, ” Now you may kiss your bride ” he added while I unveiled the white cloth covering Adanna’s face to reveal my ever beautiful Adanna, I moved my lips slowly to her’s and soon our lips joined, the church went into wide jubilation . ” Israel, get away from the front, let me camera this thing, Gabriel kiss those lips well, she made you suffer too much ” it was Alvana, he was the camera man of the day. We broke the kiss and Adanna rested her head on my shoulder, while the whole church went wide into jubilation, the old men could be seen hitting their walking sticks, Israel was scattering the dance floor with Morgana until Alvana came to push him away. Mbe the cat could be seen battling with his piece of meat. At last, its over, we were able to unravel the mystery of the serial killer, we were able to get Daniel. The people of Atata later turned to worship the true God after they heard that someone was behind the killings, but they never knew those who were behind their salvation except Mbe who knew about Morgana but kept it to himself. Although we got Daniel, we weren’t able to get Sir Jude Ike, but one day we hope we he will run into the long hands of Newriton, its just a matter of time and faith, its an act of Faith. For anyone who has had a stroke, working to prevent a second one should be Job No. 1. Keeping blood pressure under control is an important part of that job.

A study published yesterday in the journal Stroke shows that good blood pressure control after a stroke cuts the chances of having a repeat stroke by more than half. But it also brought some bad news: less than one-third of stroke survivors in the study managed to get their blood pressure under control.

In the report, researchers from the University of California crunched data from the Vitamin Intervention for Stroke Prevention (VISP) Trial. This trial had found that taking a daily pill that contained high doses of three B vitamins — folic acid, B6, and B12 — did nothing to prevent a second stroke. But the data collected as part of this trial has been a great resource for other research.

The volunteers in VISP had their blood pressure checked in a doctor’s office multiple times during the course of the two-year trial. Only 30% of the volunteers were able to keep their blood pressure in a good range (under 140/90) on 75% or more of the measurements. Meanwhile, more than one-third of the participants had controlled blood pressure less than 25% of the time.

The odds of having a second stroke were directly related to blood pressure control — better control, fewer strokes; poorer control, more strokes. The same held true for the connection between blood pressure control and having a heart attack or dying from heart disease.
Check BP at home

High blood pressure damages artery walls throughout the body. This damage can lead to stroke or heart attack. People who have survived a stroke or heart attack are at very high risk of having another of the same — or the other. The new study in Stroke shows that controlling blood pressure is a good way to reduce that risk.

There are many ways to control blood pressure. One advance that has been extremely helpful is the ability to check blood pressure at home. When the VISP trial ended in 2003, just about the only way to check blood pressure was in a doctor’s office, so the participants had their pressures checked a few times at the beginning of the trial and then once every six months. What happened in between is anyone’s guess. Today, home blood pressure monitors are readily available and relatively inexpensive. Instead of a twice-a-year snapshot, you can now get a more reliable look at your blood pressure. Knowing the numbers is a big step toward controlling blood pressure.
Lifestyle changes for all

Making changes to your lifestyle can help a lot to lower blood pressure or keep it under control. These changes can also help prevent a heart attack or stroke, and can strengthen your body in other ways.

    Exercise often — at least 30 minutes five times a week. More is better.
    Lose weight if needed.
    Eat more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and less processed or highly refined food.
    Cut back on salt.
    Include foods rich in potassium in your diet (unless you have kidney disease).
    If you drink alcohol, keep it moderate — no more than two drinks a day for men, no more than one a day for women.
    Don’t smoke.

Medications may be needed

Many people need medicine in addition to lifestyle changes to lower blood pressure. There are a number of proven options for medications that lower blood pressure. Recent guidelines suggest the following:

    If you are black and you have normal kidney function, start with a low daily dose of a thiazide-type diuretic (water pill) such as chlorthalidone or hydrochlorothiazide, or a calcium-channel blocker. Another option is a pill that contains low doses of both drug types.
    If you are not black and you have normal kidney function, start with a low dose of one of these drug types:
        angiotensin-converting–enzyme (ACE) inhibitor
        angiotensin-receptor blocker (ARB)
        thiazide-type diuretic
        calcium-channel blocker
        A pill that contains low doses of two different drug types
        If your kidneys aren’t working as well as they should, your doctor might recommend that you start on a low dose of an ACE inhibitor or ARB (but not both together). These types of drugs help protect the kidneys from further damage.

How low should you go?

Normal, healthy blood pressure is anything under 120/80. For years, people with high blood pressure were urged to get their pressure under 140/90. New recommendations suggest that for some people, it’s okay to let blood pressure drift a bit higher, to under 150/90. The thinking is that driving it down further could cause problems like feeling lightheaded when standing up or getting out of bed, which could cause falls. And lower pressure usually means more medications, which can cause harmful side effects.

The new Stroke study and others provide strong evidence that keeping blood pressure under 140/90 is the best goal for stroke prevention. I plan to use a blood pressure goal of less than 140/90 for my most of my patients. The exceptions will be older individuals with high blood pressure when sitting or lying down but low blood pressure when they stand up.

If you have high blood pressure, aim for getting at least 75% of your blood pressure readings under 140/90 — as long as you don’t get dizzy when you stand up. If you do, or your blood pressure continues to stick above 140/90, let your doctor know.
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