The World Hepatitis day is set up to be celebrated on the 28th of July every year to draw attention to the deadly chronic disease called "Hepatitis".
According to World Health Organization (WHO), an approximate of 1 person dying from the disease every 30 seconds(i.e. 1.34 million people per year) is an alarming and frightening report which needs urgent attention.
The theme of this year's World Hepatitis day is "Hepatitis can't wait". This aims to drive the fact that we can no longer afford to be complacent about Hepatitis. It portrays the need to apply every resource at our disposal and exploit every means towards eliminating Hepatitis that's a threat to life. The theme highlights the need to accelerate the fight against Hepatitis.
We can't wait for Hepatitis to be eliminated or at least reduced to it's barest minimum.
- Pregnant women can't wait to be tested and treated.
- People living with Hepatitis can't wait to be treated.
- People living with Hepatitis can't wait to be screened for them to know.
- Government and Decision makers can't wait to make policies and take decisions to eliminate hepatitis through funding and political will.
Hepatitis is a Chronic Disease that majorly affects the Liver and adjoining tissues and organs. It is classified into 5 types of A,B,C,D,E with Hepatitis B&C also called HBV and HCV respectively the most dangerous and usually contracted through sexual contact with affected person.
Hepatitis has its major cause as a viral infection from the Hepatitis Virus. Hepatitis as a "Chronic Disease" can stay in the body of an infected person for a long time without symptoms before manifesting in developed stages. Hepatitis is the major cause if Cirrhosis and Liver failure.
The day seeks to draw attention to the seeming ignorance of the disease. This problem is not just in a particular region or country but worldwide.
Low coverage of Testing and Treatment has been identified as the most important gap to be addressed if the 2030 global elimination goals are to be achieved.
Hepatitis cause inflammation of the Liver, Cirrhosis, Liver failure and ultimately death. For Hepatitis to be cured/prevented, early and regular testing must be employed. This is because Hepatitis is a Chronic Disease and can stay latent in the body for long periods of time before manifesting with symptoms and they are usually hard to treat or in some cases untreatable and managed.
Government and Non-governmental Agencies needs to commit to the fight against Hepatitis and increase the funding, support, political will and Campaigns against Hepatitis especially Hepatitis B&C, who are the deadliest of the Hepatitis group. Hepatitis B&C are usually asymptomatic hence they are called ''Silent Killers".
More testing needs to be done. Adequate drugs must be provided. Vaccines for HBV and HCV must be made readily available, accessible, and enforced, and people educated on the need to get vaccinated. This will save millions of lives lost per year to this monster called "Hepatitis ".
Save our lives! Join in the fight against Hepatitis!! Stop Hepatitis today!!!
HAPPY WORLD HEPATITIS DAY 2022
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Amenorrhea the medical condition that means the absence of menstruation — in this case, one or more missed menstrual periods.
If a Woman misses her period at least three times in a row, she has amenorrhea, same also applies to girls who haven't begun menstruation by 15 years of age.
The causes of Amenorrhea are many but the most common cause of amenorrhea is pregnancy.
Other causes of amenorrhea include;problems with the reproductive organs or with the glands that help regulate hormone levels.
Treatment of the underlying condition often resolves amenorrhea.
SYMPTOMSThe main sign of amenorrhea is the absence of menstrual periods. The cause of your amenorrhea will determine the symptom you'll have. You might experience other signs or symptoms along with the absence of periods, such as:
[*]Nipple discharge which might be milky in colour.
[*]Loss of Hair(Alopecia)
[*]Excess facial hair
[*]Eczema or Acne.
BROAD CAUSES OF AMENORRHEA
Amenorrhea can occur for a variety of reasons. Some are normal during the course of a woman's life, while others may be a side effect of medication or a sign of a medical problem.
Natural amenorrheaDuring the normal course of your life, you may experience amenorrhea for natural reasons, such as:
Some women who take birth control pills may not have periods. Even after stopping oral contraceptives, it may take some time before regular ovulation and menstruation return. Contraceptives that are injected or implanted also may cause amenorrhea, as can some types of intrauterine devices.
Certain drugs or medications can cause Amenorrhea to stop, including some types of:
[*]chemotherapy for Cancer
[*]Blood pressure drugs
Sometimes lifestyle factors contribute to amenorrhea, for instance:
[*]Low body weight. Excessively low body weight — about 10 percent under normal weight — interrupts many hormonal functions in your body, potentially halting ovulation. Women who have an eating disorder, such as Anorexia or Bulimia, often stop having periods because of these abnormal hormonal changes.
[*]Excessive exercise. Women who participate in activities that require rigorous training, such as ballet, may find their menstrual cycles interrupted. Several factors combine to contribute to the loss of periods in athletes, including low body fat, stress and high energy expenditure.
[*]Stress. Mental stress can temporarily alter the functioning of your hypothalamus — an area of your brain that controls the hormones that regulate your menstrual cycle. Ovulation and menstruation may stop as a result. Regular menstrual periods usually resume after your stress decreases.
Many types of medical problems can cause hormonal imbalance, and this can also cause.
[*]Premature Menopause:usually begins around age 50 but, for some women, the ovarian supply of eggs diminishes before they clock age 40, and menstruation stops.
Structural problemsProblems with the sexual organs themselves also can cause amenorrhea. Examples include:
[*]Uterine scarring. Asherman's syndrome, a condition in which scar tissue builds up in the lining of the uterus, can sometimes occur after a dilation and curettage (D&C), cesarean section or treatment for fibroids. Uterine scarring prevents the normal buildup and shedding of the uterine lining.
[*]Lack of reproductive organs. Sometimes problems arise during fetal development that lead to a girl being born without some major part of her reproductive system, such as her uterus, cervix or vagina. Because her reproductive system didn't develop normally, she can't have menstrual cycles.
[*]Structural abnormality of the vagina. An obstruction of the vagina may prevent visible menstrual bleeding. A membrane or wall may be present in the vagina that blocks the outflow of blood from the uterus and cervix.
Factors whichmay increase your risk of amenorrhea may include:
[*]Family history. If other women in your family have experienced amenorrhea, you may have inherited a predisposition for the problem.
[*]Various Eating Disorders: If you have an eating disorder, such as Anorexia or Bulimia, you are at higher risk of developing amenorrhea.
[*]Athletic training. Rigorous athletic training can increase your risk of amenorrhea.
TREATMENT AND DRUGSLIFESTYLE REMEDIES
Some lifestyle factors — such as too much exercise or too little food — can cause amenorrhea, so strive for balance in work, recreation and rest. Assess areas of stress and conflict in your life. If you can't decrease stress on your own, ask for help from family, friends or your doctor.
Be aware of changes in your menstrual cycle and check with your doctor if you have concerns. Keep a record of when your periods occur. Note the date your period starts, how long it lasts and any troublesome symptoms you experience.
HAPPY NEW MONTH!!!
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Everyone wants to be happy. But every time we try to catch joy, it seems to slip through our fingers, replaced by worry and stress.
One can’t put a price on fulfillment because it is so valuable, but it also comes at the cost of hard work.
The trouble is, figuring out just where to put in the effort to make it happen. This is not always so easy. In the information age, there are infinite routes you can go down to try to grab a sense of wellbeing. The trick is just to find the right ones for you.
Interestingly, you need to begin looking for happiness by identifying what’s making you sad. Once you uncover these roadblocks, then you can begin removing them to let joy have free reign in your life.
3 principles from this book:
1. Remember to read and that money isn’t everything if you want more meaning in life.
2. Learn the joy of being alone.
3. Practice delaying gratification and make sure you keep good friends close to reach your full potential.
1. Remember to read and that money isn't everything if you want more meaning in life
Today, reading is seen to be an important window into the world around us. And the right authors are picked, it is like having their guidance right when one is trying to figure something important out.
Think of books like friends that you can turn to for an escape when life gets difficult. They have the power to change your perspective and improve your attitude.
Another important factor that could be holding you back from joy is placing too much emphasis on money. You do need it, but looking for opportunities to help others without the expectation of a reward is a sure path to fulfillment.
2. Learn the joy of being alone
Loneliness can be a scary prospect, especially if you’re used to always being with other people. You might even go to great lengths, making stupid decisions and getting into bad relationships, just to avoid it.
But consider that by spending more time alone, you’re nurturing a relationship with the one person you’ll never be without-yourself! It might sound counterintuitive, but more time alone will help you beat loneliness.
You also get a chance to dive into who you really are every time you plan to spend time by yourself. In fact, this is the only time you have to get to know your personality, so use it wisely and get plenty of it!
3. Practice delaying gratification and make sure you keep good friends close to reach your full potential
Being alone is important but it’s not everything. You’ve got to have friends, but the right kind if you want to truly be happy.
Don’t keep holding yourself back from reaching your full potential by hanging around with mediocre people. Find a new friend group, and specifically look for high-quality people that you know will push you to be your best self.
It will change your life, and in the process, you’ll find a lot more fulfillment along the way!
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Running a new version of Android usually comes with a novel experience, especially when it includes significant design changes or overhauls like Android 12, or comes with exciting features and tighter security. And while Android 13 is already in its Beta state for Google Pixel phones, it's still safe to say that not everyone has adopted Android 11 and 12. If you're among this category of users, you might ask, "How do I get Android 11 or 12 on my older phone?"
With no fuss, we’ll walk you through how to check if your phone is eligible to run Android 11 or 12 and how to safely install it without tampering with your phone.
HOW TO GET ANDROID 11 OR 12 ON AN OLDER ANDROID PHONE.
Getting the latest version of Android on your phone is a lot easier if your phone is eligible to install it, which is usually determined by your brand and phone model. Selected Google Pixel phones usually get the latest Android updates before other brands start tweaking the software to match their custom skin. With that, it usually takes several months after the official Android release before it appears on Android phones from various brands.
Nonetheless, it's been over eight months since Android 12 was released, so many Android devices have it now.
If you're not sure it's available on your device, you simply need to check for updates through your device's setting or the Software Update app. The update is available if your device says so. And if it says you're up to date, then it isn't available on your device yet.
Here's how to check if your device is ready to install Android 11 or 12.
✓ Open your device Settings app
✓ Scroll down and select
✓ Tap System Update
✓ Click Check for updates
✓ If an update is available, check its description to see if it includes an upgrade to Android 11 or 12.
✓ Download and Install the update to upgrade your device to the latest version.
If an update is available but doesn’t include an upgrade to a newer version of Android, you still have to install it first. This happens if you’ve missed several security updates or haven't updated your device for a while. To get the latest version through the software update app, you must clear your pending updates first.
However, the unavailability of the Android 11 or 12 upgrade means your device isn't supported or is pending release from your OEM. You may visit their website to see the list of eligible devices for the latest Android version. I have that serves as an answer to your query, "How do I get Android 11 or 12 on my older phone?"
HOW TO GET THE LATEST ANDROID VERSION ON TECNO SMARTPHONES.
TECNO now works hand-in-hand with Google to make the latest version of Android available for their selected devices. This includes premium offerings from the PHANTOM and CAMON series
Last year, TECNO released the stable Android 11 update to its POVA 4 device and also promised Android 12 updates for the CAMON 17, CAMON 18, and PHANTOM X phones. Some of these devices have received the update, while some will get it later this year.
To get the latest Android version for your TECNO phones, kindly check through the system update app to see if your device is eligible or not.
Usually, it's rare to get a major Android upgrade on entry-level devices, so we don't guarantee to get Android 11 or 12 updates for some entry-level TECNO devices.
Nonetheless, new devices from these brands now run the latest version of Android out of the box, offering a faster way to experience the freshest iteration of Android without breaking the bank. This includes the latest phones like the TECNO SPARK 9 series and the recently unveiled TECNO CAMON 19 series. Also, TECNO has confirmed the forthcoming Android 13 for the CAMON 19 Pro 5G. So you have future proof of being one of the first people to run Android 13 when it launches.
CAN I UPGRADE MY ANDROID VERSION TO 11 OR 12.
Yes, you can if you have a supported Android device. It’s been a while since the global release of Android 11 and 12, and several devices from Google, Samsung, TECNO, Infinix, OnePlus, Xiaomi, and other brands are available for upgrade.
To check if your device is eligible for Android 11 or 12, kindly check through the Software Update channel on your phone. Usually, it comes as an option in the Settings app or sometimes as a standalone "System Update" app on some Android devices. Either way, you can check and download Android 11 or 12 on your phone if it's eligible.
✓ Open your device Settings app
✓ Scroll down and select
✓ Tap Software Update
✓ Click Check for updates
✓ Confirm if you have an Android 11 or 12 upgrade.
✓ Download and Install the update to upgrade your device to the latest version of the Android operating system.
Unlike the other popular operating system, all Android phones don't get the latest version at the same time. Unless you use a compatible Google Pixel device, you’ll have to wait till your OEM releases a tweaked version of the latest Android OS to your phone model before you start enjoying it.
If you've ever worried about "how do I get Android 11 or 12 on my older phone?" simply note that it depends on your device’s eligibility. If your device is eligible, visit the System Update channel on your phone to download and start running Android in its latest iteration.
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It's the Friday Challenge.
And today we are asking, which of these TECNO device camera set-up comes with an RGBW sensor and a G+P lens? 😎
Leave your answers with the hashtag #TheFridayChallenge.
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Need a safe place to carry out all your online transactions?
It can be a hassle managing your online purchase with your credit card, the stress and risk of typing in your password and card number all the time on your browser, and sometimes your money even hang in the process and you wonder what to do.
What if you could have a secure, encrypted place where you could keep your money and make all your transactions with ease and comfort? TECNO Wallet is the answer.
TECNO wallet is an all-in-1 cards and fund management solution platform integrating a range of financial services and diverse payment methods with everyday living.
Here are more reasons you need the TECNO Wallet:
1) Helps you build your personal credit profile: You have the gift of being able to track your spendings, no more losing money to irrelevant transactions. With a personal credit profile on your TECNO Wallet, you can track how much of your money goes out and what you purchased with it. This will give you an insight into what bills you need to cut, and what deserves more priority.
2) It is secure: Your passwords are safe, far away from the fraudulent hands of third party. The Wallet has been built to satisfy user's desire for a safe place to carry out transactions, so unlike some nameless digital wallets, you can be rest assured your money is in safe hands.
3) Gives you financial freedom; Financial freedom starts with financial discipline. The TECNO Wallet gives you complete responsibility over your money and what you do with it. You can also access loan and credits with a 16-days interest free window.
4) Access to data bonuses and discounts: You have access tosign up bonus as well as free data Friday. You can also enjoy special discounts when you are able to keep and maintain a good credit profile and repay your loans on time.You can download the TECNO Wallet on Google Play Store, and start your journey to financial freedom.
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The 7th edition of the Big brother Naija has started with a lot of excitements from millions of viewers in Africa and the diaspora. Fans of the program will like this season since numerous pre-COVID aspects, such as Ninjas and a live studio audience, are returning to the show. BBNaija fans can also expect more intriguing challenges, unexpected twists, and Big Brother's humor.
Pocket by PiggyVest (previously Abeg) is the season 7 headline sponsor, Flutterwave is the associate sponsor, while oraimo is the official mobile accessories partner.
Africa's largest reality show will get off with a two-part premiere weekend before heading into 72 days of programming that promises to be dramatic, enlightening, and entertaining. Throughout the season, viewers can expect to see alluring anchoring from Ebuka, intellectual presentations, energetic task delivery, bellyaching laughter, and entertaining moments.
This year's winner will get N100m grand prize, which includes N50m cash reward and N50m in sponsor gifts. oraimo will also be rewarding its esteemed fans with lots of prizes and freebies.
The sponsors play a vital role in determining how much fun the indoor games (called "tasks" by housemates) will be. Consequently, Big Brother Naija participants and viewers alike are continually enthusiastic about the future season's sponsors. oraimo, this edition’s accessories partners, will join other premium brands like Pepsi, Dano, Guinness, Boomplay, and Flutterwave as they spice up the show with creative indoor games. Contestants will also go home with branded gift items and cash prizes.
Big Brother Naija season 7 will also be available on the African streaming platforms, DSTV and GOTV, and Showmax across Sub-Saharan Africa, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. You could also follow oraimo on all social media platforms for more updates on fans' and contestants' engagements.
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Welcome to today's session, today's post is centered on basic tips that can aid that plan to diet.
Going on diet is not something that is easy to stick with for a long time, but with these selected tricks it should make it easier to stick with that dieting plan.
1. DO NOT SKIP BREAKFAST:
Skipping breakfast will not help you lose weight. You could miss out on essential nutrients and you may end up snacking more throughout the day because you feel hungry.
Eating at regular times during the day helps burn calories at a faster rate. It also reduces the temptation to snack on foods high in fat and sugar.
Fruit and veg are low in calories and fat, and high in fibre – 3 essential ingredients for successful weight loss. They also contain plenty of vitamins and minerals.
2. GET MORE ACTIVE:
Being active is key to losing weight and keeping it off. As well as providing lots of health benefits, exercise can help burn off the excess calories you cannot lose through diet alone.
Find an activity you enjoy and are able to fit into your routine.
3. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER:
People sometimes confuse thirst with hunger. You can end up consuming extra calories when a glass of water is really what you need.
Cut down on alcohol, a standard glass of wine can contain as many calories as a piece of chocolate. Over time, drinking too much can easily contribute to weight gain.
4. EAT HIGH FIBRE FOODS:
Foods containing lots of fibre can help keep you feeling full, which is perfect for losing weight. Fibre is only found in food from plants, such as fruit and veg, oats, wholegrain bread, brown rice and pasta, and beans, peas and lentils.
5. USE A SMALLER PLATE:
Using smaller plates can help you eat smaller portions. By using smaller plates and bowls, you may be able to gradually get used to eating smaller portions without going hungry. It takes about 20 minutes for the stomach to tell the brain it's full, so eat slowly and stop eating before you feel full.
Try to plan your breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks for the week, making sure you stick to your calorie allowance. You may find it helpful to make a weekly shopping list.
Thanks for reading.
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Earlier on, we've discussed a topic like Food Packaging where we highlighted how best to preserve.
Talking more on the established topic, you can check the link below for a rapt understanding on what will be discussed in this episode. Find attached the link below:
As earlier stated in our last discussion, "Improper food packaging often time leads to food wastage and most people prefer not to eat a not well-dished meals."
How best do you store them?
Let's take a look in-door parties. Often times when you cook for more visitors than expected or in some situations, all of the guests invited do not get to come, hosts store it in cooler, refrigerates, and warm up the next time for consumption.
It is not great to have it opened down. However, there are some meals that needs to receive a bit of fresh air. In this scenario, you refrigerate such meal or microwave (or warm) both in the morning and at night.
There's going to be more tips on how to store. Stay tuned. Trust you had a nice read?
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Today, we will be discussing another amazing topic which is called "CLEAN TECHNOLOGY." In this thread, we will discuss what clean technology means, offer some examples, and look at who it benefits. Enjoy as you read below!!!
WHAT IS CLEAN TECHNOLOGY?
Clean technology refers to methods that prevent environmental harm at its source by reducing or eliminating the production of pollutants or wastes. It refers to techniques for lessening the detrimental effects on the environment of otherwise traditional technologies like coal power or natural gas.
Clean technology is the practical application of knowledge, method, and means to meet human requirements for the most efficient use of energy, natural resources, and environmental protection.
OBJECTIVES OF CLEANTECH
To have a sustainable economy.
To improve the quality of life.
To have an environment-friendly effect.
TYPES OF CLEANTECH
Depending on economic and environmental factors, the producer could be able to affect the technique selected.
1. Mature Technology - Mature technology which is relatively cheap, does not call for much technical assistance. Despite being less competitive, it is operational more quickly and it usually has more effects on the environment.
2. Developing Technology - It is more expensive. Throughout the lifespan of the equipment, it remains competitive but necessitates more specialised help and local expertise and it has less of an influence on the environment.
3. State of Art Technology - The latest state-of-the-art technology is expensive. It demands highly skilled local technical proficiency and has a very high output capacity. Depending on the accident, it can have a major impact on the environment.
Why Clean Technology is Important.
The objective of clean technology is to reduce or completely eradicate waste and pollution while simultaneously boosting efficiency and production. Every phase of the life cycle of a product or process should incorporate these adjustments.
Before the pollutants are produced, clean technology helps in analysing the options for pollution avoidance, such as improvements to products and manufacturing processes, on-site recycling, and resource recovery. Industrialists are now realising that changing process technology to make them less polluting is less expensive and, thus, more profitable than finding less expensive ways to dispose of trash.
Examples of Clean Technology
Let’s take a look at some of the examples of clean technology implementation.
Hydroponics - We need to find a solution and begin using smart agriculture practises because agriculture plays a significant role in global warming. Making use of hydroponics is one method for doing this. This kind of eco-innovation involves growing crops in water that has been enhanced with nutrients rather than utilising soil or soil additives. Crops can be produced anywhere, less water is utilised, and there are no seasonal restrictions, all of which are advantages over traditional farming. Nevertheless, because it is far more expensive than conventional farming, not everyone can afford to make the switch.
Solar Power - An opportunity to replace fossil fuels and nonrenewable materials is tremendous because energy use is a significant contributor to climate change. Solar panels are used in solar energy to capture sunlight and produce electricity.
Solar energy is a free, regenerative resource that has no harmful effects on the environment. We utilise power for a variety of daily tasks, thus converting to solar energy might have a significant impact. Solar panels, however, can be expensive to implement initially, much like hydroponics.
Recycling Materials - This might seem like a straightforward approach, but recycling and upcycling are incredibly effective ways to advance sustainability initiatives. Recycling may take many different forms, from individuals reusing bottles to cut down on plastic waste to businesses turning trashed objects into new goods. Recycling is a game-changer for sustainability.
Who Benefits from Clean Technology?
The adoption of clean technology ultimately benefits everyone because each step toward sustainable technology contributes to the preservation of our environment. It may be difficult to see how you or your business might improve the state of the planet, but every step you take in the direction of sustainability counts.
Clean technology can be used in almost any sector. By using clean technology, even start-ups and small businesses may have an influence. Even though some businesses dramatically worsen the environment than others, we can all contribute to protecting natural resources.
I trust that this thread has fully explained what clean technology is and what the sector will likely look like in the future. It's safe to predict that clean technology will continue to gain importance and, ideally, lead us toward a future that is more sustainable. You can read up more through the source links below:
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The Commonwealth Games is a sporting event involving Commonwealth nations that occurs every four years. The 2022 Commonwealth Games, also known asr the XXII Commonwealth Games, is an international multi-sport event for Commonwealth nations set to take place in Birmingham, England from July 28–August 8, 2022.
As nations from all around the world reunite to celebrate and compete, the Games will mark yet another historic sporting defining moment. After Manchester 2002 and London 1934, Birmingham will host the Commonwealth Games this year, making it the eighth time that the United Kingdom will host the event after Cardiff in 1958, Edinburgh in 1970 and 1986, and Glasgow in 2014..
The Gold Coast hosted the last installment of these Games in 2018, with Australia topping the medal tally with 198 won in total, including 80 gold, followed by England with 45, India with 26, Canada and New Zealand with 15 each.
England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland will be vying for the top spot with the added benefit of local support and fewer travel expenses. After their success at last year’s Tokyo Games, Australian athletes are poised to shine once again over the next couple of weeks.
More than 5,000 athletes representing 72 nations and territories are set to compete in 19 sports and 280 medal events over a packed 11 days. This year's event features the largest number of events for women (136) and Para-sport athletes (42) in Games history.
On Thursday, July 28, at 7 p.m., the opening ceremony takes place at the Alexander Stadium hosting the athletics.Arena Birmingham will hold the gymnastics, Edgbaston will host the cricket, Smithfield will host the basketball and beach volleyball, and Sutton Park will host the triathlon. University of Birmingham is another location for squash and hockey. The West Midlands will support in hosting some games , and the cycling will take place at Lee Valley VeloPark in London.
Commonwealth Games Schedule
Athletics and Para Athletics: Tuesday, August 2–Sunday, August 7
Badminton: Friday, July 29–Monday, August 8
Basketball and Wheelchair Basketball: Friday, July 29–Tuesday, August 2
Beach Volleyball: Saturday, July 30–Sunday, August 7
Boxing: Friday, July 29–Thursday, August 4, Saturday, August 6–Sunday, August 7
Cricket: Friday, July 29--Sunday, July 31, Tuesday, August 2–Thursday, August 4, Saturday, August 6–Sunday, August 7
Cycling–Mountain Bike: Wednesday, August 3
Cycling–Road Race: Sunday, August 7
Cycling–Time Trial: Thursday, August 4
Cycling–Track & Para Track: Friday, July 29–Monday, August 1
Diving: Thursday, August 4–Monday, August 8
Gymnastics–Artistic: Friday, July 29–Tuesday, August 2
Gymnastics–Rhythmic:Thursday, August 4–Saturday, August 6
Hockey: Friday, July29–Monday, August 8
Judo: Monday, August 1–Wednesday, August 3
Lawn Bowls and Para Lawn Bowls: Friday, July 29–Saturday, August 6
Marathon: Saturday, July 30
Netball: Friday, July 29–Sunday, August 7
Para Powerlifting: Thursday, August 4
Rugby Sevens: Friday, July 29–Sunday, July 31
Squash: Friday, July 29–Monday, August 8
Swimming and Para Swimming: Friday, July 29–Wednesday, August 3
Table Tennis and Para Table Tennis: Friday, July 29–Monday, August 8
Triathlon and Para Triathlon: Friday, July 29, Sunday, July 31
Weightlifting: Saturday, July 30–Wednesday, August 3
Wrestling: Friday, August 5–Saturday, August 6
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The fantasy league is now open for you all (T-FANS) both old and new members can join the league.
Kindly use the LINK to register and join the T-FANS FANTASY LEAGUE.
League code: fxdnmx
Requirements for new fans:
1. Create an account on TSPOT.
2. Sign up on FPL and create your team.
3. Follow TSPOT FANS FPL account on TSPOT.
Branded gift items will be made available to the winners.
1. We will be picking top 3 winners every month.
2. Top 10 winners at the end of the season.
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Economies of scale are cost advantages reaped by companies when production becomes efficient. Companies can achieve economies of scale by increasing production and lowering costs. This happens because costs are spread over a larger number of goods.
The simple meaning of economies of scale is doing things more efficiently with increasing size.
Common sources of economies of scale are;
1. Purchasing (bulk buying of materials through long-term contracts),
2. Managerial (increasing the specialization of managers),
3. Financial (obtaining lower-interest charges when borrowing from banks and having access to a greater range of financial instruments),
4. Marketing (spreading the cost of advertising over a greater range of output in media markets), and
5. Technological (taking advantage of returns to scale in the production function).
The size of the business generally matters when it comes to economies of scale. The larger the business, the more the cost savings.
Economies of scale can be both internal and external. Internal economies of scale are based on management decisions, while external ones have to do with outside factors.
INTERNAL ECONOMIES OF SCALE
Internal economies of scale happen when a company cuts costs internally, so they're unique to that particular firm. This may be the result of the sheer size of a company or because of decisions from the firm's management. Larger companies may be able to achieve internal economies of scale—lowering their costs and raising their production levels—because they can buy resources in bulk, have a patent or special technology, or they can access more capital.
EXTERNAL ECONOMIES OF SCALE
External economies of scale, on the other hand, are achieved because of external factors, or factors that affect an entire industry. That means no one company controls costs on its own. These occur when there is a highly-skilled labor pool, subsidies and/or tax reductions, and partnerships and joint ventures—anything that can cut down on costs to many companies in a specific industry.
IMPORTANCE OF ECONOMIES OF SCALE
Economies of scale are important because they can help provide businesses with a competitive advantage in their industry. Companies will therefore try to realize economies of scale wherever possible, just as investors will try to identify economies of scale when selecting investments. One particularly famous example of an economy of scale is known as the network effect.
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Welcome to today's session, today's post is all about how well to prevent milk from getting spoilt. It's so easy for milk to get spoilt easily and this is not something desirable. So to save some more cash it is better to prevent your milk from spoiling.
1. AVOID TEMPERATURE FLUCTUATIONS:
If the surrounding temperature continues to fluctuate, there are high chances that the milk will go bad. Make sure you avoid such fluctuations if you want the milk to last long.
Don’t put hot milk inside the refrigerator; wait for it to cool down at room temperature before putting it inside. Also, just pour the quantity you are sure of using from the bottle.
2. DON’T KEEP MILK BOTTLES ON THE DOOR OF THE REFRIGERATOR:
The door of the refrigerator is meant to store things that are less likely to perish because of temperature fluctuations. Perishable goods like milk should not be kept in the door of the refrigerator.
The door of a refrigerator is the warmest area of the refrigerator. One should always place milk bottles at the back where the temperature is the lowest to avoid spoilage.
3. FREEZE MILK:
If you have too many bottles of milk in the refrigerator and you are sure that you won’t be able to use it before the date mentioned, just freeze the milk.
The frozen milk will remain usable for a very long time. Pour some milk out of the bottle before freezing it, otherwise, the bottle might just burst because of expansion.
Pour the milk into a clean pot. Heat the pot over high heat until the milk boils. Cover the milk pot while it cools. Refrigerate the milk pot for a few hours. Doing so will remove the smell from milk, kill microorganisms to pasteurize it and increase its life by at least two days.
5. BAKING SODA:
Add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) to the milk pot. Heat the pot over high heat until the milk boils. Refrigerate the milk or keep it at room temperature. The baking soda will prevent it from spoiling for a long time, even if kept outside the refrigerator.
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To get the most out of our TECNO CAMON 19 smartphone, you need to download the latest available updates for your operating system.
What's the benefit of updating your phone?
1. New features, most updates comes with new features that will make life much more easier for you on the TECNO CAMON 19.
2. Bugs fixes, sometimes your phone could be facing some software issues, and we have already noticed those issuesand we have fixed the issues in the update sent to your phone.
3. Security patches, as we all know there are threats out there ranging from malware , we are consatantly making sure you are protected while using our device, thats why our updates comes with monthly security patches that will help your device defend itself and protect you from malwares(virus).
Now that we have known the benefits of updating our devices, here are some steps you can follow to update your TECNO CAMON 19 PRO:
Make sure you have a fast and strong internet connection before updating, for a seamless experience.
1. Open Settings ,scroll down and tap on SYSTEM.
2. Tap on SYSTEM UPDATE.
3. Tap on ONLINE UPDATE.
4. You will get a prompt, Tap on CONTINUE.
5. It will search for an update, if theres an update it will display it just like in the screenshot below, then tap on DOWNLOAD.
Voila you've succesfully learnt how to update your TECNO CAMON 19 PRO and also known the benefits of updating your CAMON 19 PRO.
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Do you know you can make your emergency medical information and emergency contact numbers visible on your lockscreen, well yes you can do that thanks to TECNO for including the feature on your phone.
Your phone could be your lifeline in the case of an emergency that you cant communicte to provide your medical informations.
Below are some quick steps you can follow to add your medical informations and emergency contact on the CAMON 19 PRO.
1. Open settings and tap on SAFETY & EMERGENCY.
2. Tap on EMERGENCY INFORMATION.
3. TAP ON ADD INFORMATION to add medical information or tap the ADD CONTACT to add EMERGENCY CONTACT.
After doing the above correctly,your medical information and emergency contact can be accessed in the case of an emergency.
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Do you know that another name for Oligospermia is Low sperm count???
Low sperm count means that the Fluid (semen) you ejaculate during an orgasm contains fewer sperm than normal. A complete absence of sperm is called azoospermia.
Your sperm count is considered lower than normal if you have fewer than 15 million sperm per milliliter of semen.
Having a low sperm count decreases the odds that one of your sperm will fertilize your partner's egg, resulting in pregnancy. Nonetheless, many men who have a low sperm count are still able to father a child.
The main sign of low sperm count is the inability to conceive a child. There may be no other obvious signs or symptoms. In some cases, an underlying problem such as an inherited hormonal imbalance, dilated testicular veins or a condition that blocks the passage of sperm may cause signs and symptoms.
Low sperm count symptoms may include:
Problems with sexual function — for example, low sex drive or difficulty maintaining an erection (Erectile dysfunction)
Pain, swelling or a lump in the testicle area
Decreased facial or body hair or other signs of a chromosome or hormone abnormality.
The production of sperm is a complex process and requires normal functioning of the testicles (testes) as well as the hypothalamus and pituitary glands — organs in your brain that produce hormones that trigger sperm production. Once sperm are produced in the testicles, delicate tubes transport them until they mix with semen and are ejaculated out of the penis.
Problems with any of these systems can affect sperm production. Also, there may be problems of abnormal sperm shape (morphology), movement (motility) or function. Often the cause of low sperm count isn't ever identified.
Medical causes: Low sperm count can be caused by a number of health issues and medical treatments. Some of these include:
Varicocele: A Varicocele is a swelling of the veins that drain the testicle. It's a common cause of Male infertility. This may prevent normal cooling of the testicle, leading to reduced sperm count and fewer moving sperm. The treatment of a Varicocele often improves sperm quality and overall fertility.
Infection:Some infections can interfere with sperm production and sperm health or can cause scarring that blocks the passage of sperm. These include some sexually transmitted infections, such as Chlamydia and Gonorrhea; inflammation of the prostate (Prostatitis); inflamed testicles; and other infections of the urinary tract or reproductive organs.
Ejaculation problems: Retrograde ejaculation occurs when semen enters the bladder during orgasm instead of emerging out of the tip of the penis. Various health conditions can cause Retrograde ejaculation, including Diabetes, spinal injuries, and surgery of the bladder, prostate or urethra. Certain medications also may result in Retrograde ejaculation, such as blood pressure medications known as alpha blockers. Some men with spinal cord injuries or certain diseases can't ejaculate semen at all, though they still can produce sperm.
Antibodies that attack sperm: Anti-sperm antibodies are immune system cells that mistakenly identify sperm as harmful invaders and attempt to destroy them.
Tumor:Cancers and nonmalignant Tumors can affect the male reproductive organs directly, or can affect the glands that release hormones related to reproduction (such as the pituitary gland). Surgery, radiation or chemotherapy to treat Tumors can also affect male fertility.
Undescended testicles: During fetal development one or both testicles sometimes fail to descend from the abdomen into the sac that normally contains the testicles (scrotum). Decreased fertility is more likely in men with this condition.
Hormone imbalances: The hypothalamus, pituitary and testicles produce hormones that are necessary to create sperm. Alterations in these hormones, as well as from other systems such as the thyroid and adrenal, may impair sperm production.
Sperm duct defects: The tubes that carry sperm can be damaged by illness or injury. Some men are born with a blockage in the part of the testicle that stores sperm (epididymis) or a blockage of one of the tubes that carry sperm out of the testicles (vas deferens). Men with Cystic fibrosis and some other inherited conditions may be born without sperm ducts altogether.
Chromosome defects: Inherited disorders such as Klinefelter's syndrome — in which a male is born with two X chromosomes and one Y chromosome instead of one X and one Y — cause abnormal development of the male reproductive organs. Other genetic syndromes associated with Infertility include Cystic fibrosis, Kallmann's syndrome and Kartagener syndrome.
Celiac disease:A digestive disorder caused by sensitivity to gluten, Celiac disease can cause Male infertility. Fertility may improve after adopting a gluten-free diet.
Certain medications: Testosterone replacement therapy, long-term anabolic steroid use, Cancer medications (chemotherapy), certain antifungal and antibiotic medications, some ulcer medications and some other medications can impair sperm production and decrease male fertility.
Overexposure to certain environmental elements can affect sperm production or function. Specific causes include:
Industrial chemicals: Extended exposure to benzenes, toluene, xylene, herbicides, Pesticides, organic solvents, painting materials and lead may contribute to low sperm counts.
Heavy metal exposure. Exposure to lead or other heavy metals also may cause Infertility.
Radiation or X-rays: Exposure to radiation can reduce sperm production. It can take several years for sperm production to return to normal. With high doses of radiation, sperm production can be permanently reduced.
Overheating the testicles: Frequent use of saunas or hot tubs may temporarily lower your sperm count. Sitting for long periods, wearing tight clothing or using a laptop on your lap for long periods of time also may increase the temperature in your scrotum and reduce sperm production. The type of underwear you choose to wear is unlikely to significantly impact your sperm count.
Prolonged bicycling: Prolonged bicycling is another possible cause of reduced fertility due to overheating the testicles.
Other causes of low sperm count include:
Illegal drug use. Anabolic steroids taken to stimulate muscle strength and growth can cause the testicles to shrink and sperm production to decrease. Use of cocaine or marijuana may temporarily reduce the number and quality of your sperm as well.
Alcohol use. Drinking alcohol can lower testosterone levels and cause decreased sperm production.
Occupation. Certain occupations may increase your risk of Infertility, including those associated with extended use of computers or video display monitors, shift work and work-related stress.
Tobacco smoking. Men who smoke may have a lower sperm count than do those who don't smoke.
Emotional stress. Severe or prolonged emotional stress, including stress about fertility itself, may interfere with certain hormones needed to produce sperm.
Weight. Obesity can cause hormone changes that reduce male fertility.
Sperm testing issues. Lower than normal sperm counts can result from testing a sperm sample that was taken too soon after your last ejaculation; was taken too soon after an illness or stressful event; or didn't contain all of the semen you ejaculated because some was spilled during collection. For this reason, results are generally based on several samples taken over a period of time.
A number of risk factors are linked to low sperm count and other problems that can cause low sperm count. They include:
Using certain illegal drugs
Having certain past or present infections
Being exposed to toxins
Overheating the testicles
Having a prior vasectomy or vasectomy reversal
Being born with a fertility disorder or having a blood relative with a fertility disorder
Having certain medical conditions, including Tumors and chronic illnesses
Undergoing Cancer treatments, such as surgery or radiation
Taking certain medications
Performing prolonged activities such as bicycling or horseback riding, especially on a hard seat or poorly adjusted bicycle
TREATMENTS AND DRUGS
Treatments for low sperm count include:
Surgery. For example, a swelling of the veins that drain the testicle (Varicocele) can often be surgically fixed or an obstructed vas deferens tube repaired.
Treating infections. Antibiotics can cure an infection of the reproductive tract, but this doesn't always restore fertility.
Hormone treatments and medications. Hormone replacement or medications may be prescribed to change hormone levels. It can take between three and six months before you'll notice any effects on your semen analysis.
Assisted reproductive technology (ART). ART treatments involve obtaining sperm through normal ejaculation, surgical extraction or from donor individuals, depending on your specific case and wishes. The sperm is then inserted into the female genital tract, or used for in vitro fertilization or intracytoplasmic sperm injection.
WHEN TREATMENT DOESN'T WORK
Sometimes male fertility problems can't be treated, and it's impossible for a man to father a child. If this is the case, you and your partner can consider either using sperm from a donor or adopting a child.
LIFESTYLE AND HOME REMEDIES
You should avoid some known factors that can affect sperm count and quality:
Don't smoke. and Limit or abstain from alcohol.
Steer clear of illegal drugs.
Talk to your doctor about medications that can affect sperm count.
Keep the weight off.
Avoid the heat.
Avoid Pesticides, heavy metals and other toxins.
Evidence is still limited on whether — or how much — herbs or supplements might help increase sperm count or overall sperm health.
Although there is no conclusive information on the benefit of dietary supplementation, certain vitamins, minerals and amino-acids may improve sperm count or sperm quality. They include:
Polyunsaturated fatty acids
Vitamins A, C, D and E
Talk to your doctor before taking any herbal remedies or supplements, as some can cause harm when taken in high doses (megadoses) or for extended periods of time.
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Restarting your TECNO CAMON 19 PRO regularly will improve your phone performance and your user experience.
So what are the benefits of restarting your phone?
1. Speeds up your phone: sometimes you might notice your phone acting up or slowing down, this is as a result of apps stucked in the background and consuming resources, so by restrating regularly, you will help the system to retart and close all background apps causing the phone to slow down.
2. Solves glitches: sometimes you might notice some glitches on your phone or some functions not working properly , thats not a hardware issue, its just a sign that the system needs a reboot, to reload some of the system functionalities for a seamless operation.
The same way, we humans do sleep to refresh our body system, your phone also needs to restart to refresh itself and work properly, so that you can have a seamless experience on the TECNO CAMON 19 PRO.
Theres a feature on the TECNO CAMON 19 PRO, that will help assist you in restarting your phone automatically everyday at the time of your choosen.
The feature can also automatically schedule a Power off ,at the time of your choosen.
Here are some quick steps to activate the feature:
1. Open Settings and tap on SYSTEM.
2. Tap on SCHEDULED POWER ON/OFF AND RESTART.
3. Toggle on the SCHEDULED RESTART
4. TAP ON THE SCHEDULED RESTART TO CUSTOMIZE THE TIME and SELECT THE DAY THE RESTART SHOULD REPEAT.
After doing the above successfully,the phone will automatically be restarting on the time and day you selected as long as the following conditions are ok.
1. Screen is off.
2. Phone is inactive.
3. Scheduled shutdown is disabled.
4. Battery is above 30% or charging.
5. Sim lock is disabled.
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It's another episode on History and Fact. Please read through as we'll be discussing on the subject matter of "Thunder and Lightening."
It is often said that lightening causes thunder. Lightening is a discharge of electricity, a single stroke of lightning can heat the air around it to 30,000°C (54,000°F)! This extreme heating causes the air to expand explosively fast. The expansion creates a shock wave that turns into a booming sound wave, known as thunder.
When the atmosphere is unstable, that is, when warm air exists underneath much colder air, thunderstorm occurs. On the other hand, as warm air rises, it cools and condenses forming small droplets of water.
As the warm air continues to rise, the water droplets combine to create larger droplets that refrigerates on the surface of the droplets.
The negative charge is attracted to the Earth's surface and other clouds and objects. When the attraction becomes too strong, the positive and negative charges come together to cause a lightening strike.
Both Lightening and Thunder runs both at different speed, that's why lightening comes first before the sound of a thunder.
Trust you had a beautiful read T-Fans?
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Things You Should Avoid as a Small Scale Business
Welcome to this space where as you know, it’s all about the business world and marketing. Today, we have an interesting topic today that lists some of the things you should avoid as a small scale business owner.
According to Covernant University, A small scale enterprise is a privately owned and operated business, characterized by a small number of employees and low turnover. Small scale businesses can range from grocery stores owners to professional lawyers, accountants, etc. Small scale business is basically businesses that start in a small level before they get to expand.
For some, starting a business might be easy, while for others it takes a bit more than just having the business capital. We’ve written lots of articles about small scale businesses and what it entails but today, we would be listing things to avoid. Without further ado, let’s get right into it:
1.Become irrelevant. Monitor the environment and the profession for trends, identify competencies that will become increasingly important, and start developing related skills. As an owner of a small business, most things are being done by you and as such, you should be up and doing. Make sure you follow the trends that are suitable and profitable to your business so as to expand it.
2.Get discouraged by competition: There is no business that does not have it’s competitors but it is how you manage those competitors that makes your business stand out. Always engage in constant market survey, learn what your target audience wants and also what other brands are offering. It is good for the marketplace and good for psychology as long as practitioners develop the business skills to compete effectively.
4.Shortchange your marketing efforts. Make sure you budget adequately for them. Spending more than you have most especially spending from your profit is one or the biggest business fails. Always create a solid budget and stick to them, but it is also important to note that you must have emergency funds. Where you can always run into in case of emergencies.
5.Offer services that clients don’t value. No one will seek them, even if you market the services well. There is no need starting your business if you’ve not done your homework properly because how would you run the business when you do not know your target audience or what you want to offer to make them stay?
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