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selfieLifestyle and relationship blogger, Kwadjo Panyin (musingsofanafricanbachelor), takes an interesting look at unnecessary posts on Facebook and more, as well as how to deal with them. Check it out: While the cool people of the social media world have mostly migrated to other platforms like Instagram and Snapchat, there are still those of us stragglers who still have an undying love for Facebook. Raise your hand if you spend too much time on Facebook and are also guilty of over sharing.  Both of my hands just went high up.  I’m guilty as charged. Sure, some of us spend a little too much time on Facebook but Zuckerberg’s brainchild has changed our lives for the better for the most part. There are those who threaten to ruin Facebook for everyone. We all have a few friends on our news feed who drive us to scratch our heads.  These are the people for whom the “Block” and “Unfollow” button was created. I hate to assume you are guilty of any of these, but just in case, here are some status updates I will kindly suggest you reconsider before you post on Facebook.

I am taking a break from Facebook
If you choose to take a break from Facebook,  just go!  Why do you have to announce it to the world?  Honestly speaking, we will not even notice that you have disappeared from Facebook. Before you announced your impending departure,  we had no clue we were going to miss you.  Now that you are leaving our virtual world,  we won’t know what to do with ourselves. Thank you so much for letting us know. Whew!  You saved us from calling the police to report you missing after 24 hours. Equally annoying are the people who announce their reappearance on Facebook after taking a break.  Seriously, we did not even notice you were gone but thanks for letting us know you are back. Since your return,  the sun is shining again and we can finally taste the pepper and salt in our pepper soup.  
I am deleting people off my friend list
Watch out!  My Facebook unfriending hatchet is about to fall on some heads and you could be one of them!  I particularly love this announcement because it drives me up the wall. I’m not against the idea of deleting people but I don’t understand why you have to announce it?  What drives me up the wall further are the comments which follow the ‘hatchet is about to fall” status update. “Oh my God! I hope you don’t delete me” “Keep me! Keep me! Keep me!” “I have been a good friend. See, I like and comment on all your pictures.” Seriously??  I am literally shaking in my boots right about now because Miss Kaneshie just announced a Facebook layoff.  How will I pay my bills now?  Who will put food on my table if she cuts me off? Even annoying are the people who comment, “Oh, I am so glad I survived the cut” after the person announces that he or she is done deleting friends. Are we supposed to feel flattered or special now because we did not get cut?  If you are going to cut people just do it and don’t tell anyone. https://ameyawdebrah.com/bbc-news-broadcasts-week-special-programming-africas-rising-population/  
A warning to men to stay out of my Inbox
This particular one is for the ladies.  I am yet to see a dude post an announcement warning women to stay out of his inbox. We get it, you are smoking hot and all the fellas are hitting you up.   It is annoying as heck to have some guys constantly hitting on you via messenger. It is irritating when some fellas start a conversation with, “Hey sexy!”  Equally annoying are the married men who are in your inbox trying to chat you up. I feel your pain but seriously, why do we have to know all about dudes hitting on you via messenger?  Until you made this announcement, we had no clue men were all over you. Facebook has all kinds of privacy tools including a neat little feature called “Block.”  Use them and quit announcing to the world that men are hitting on you. 10 to 15 dudes annoying you in your inbox does not call for warning a hundred or so fellas on your friend list who have nothing to do with the issue. Announcing that men are disturbing you in your inbox can actually make you seem shallow.  Don’t make an announcement,  just block them, ignore them, warn them; anything to get them off your back. It takes seconds to block someone and minutes to write a status update complaining about men bugging you in your inbox.  Don’t waste your precious minutes on men who show you little to no respect. https://ameyawdebrah.com/facebook-blocked-plus-page-due-tribalistic-post/  
I have too many friends/friend requests and I have reached my limit
So let me get this straight. You just announced to your existing friends that you have reached the limit to accept more friends?   I am already your friend so I am in your club. Why do I need to hear that your club is full when I already have a membership? The poor souls waiting for you to accept their friend request need that message, not us. You just volunteered to us that you have 5000 friends. Wow! Congratulations! A round of applause for you!  You managed to befriend 5000 people; 4000 of whom you do not know personally or have never met. How cool! We are so sorry that your inability to add more strangers to your social media world drove you to announce your predicament to the world.  Do you want us to start a petition to implore Facebook to increase the friend limit on your behalf?  Just say the word and we will get you all sorted out. Honestly,  spare us from the updates about how you’ve reached the maximum limit to add new friends. While you are at it, please spare us the details about the hundreds of friend requests you have pending. https://ameyawdebrah.com/trending-photos-70-year-old-marrying-teenager-goes-viral-4-years-later/ We love Facebook for its many benefits, however, do not mistake this platform for a support group of hundreds of so-called friends that you hardly know. Posting these self-serving status update announcements is equal to mounting a very high horse. Those of us below Your Majesty’s feet beckon you to come down to earth,  break bread with the commoners and spare us from these unnecessary updates.   By Kwadjo Panyin   IMG 0050  ]]>

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realme and Jumia join forces to boost smartphone adoption in Africa

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Jumia, the leading pan-African e-commerce platform, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with realme, the world’s fastest-growing smartphone brand, which would provide millions of consumers in Africa access to innovative and trendsetting devices with the latest technology.

 

The agreement allows for realme to have an official store on Jumia’s platform that would connect it with online consumers across 11 African countries, initially including Nigeria and gradually expanding to Kenya, Ghana, and Ivory Coast, and thereafter to the remaining African countries where Jumia operates.

 

“We are delighted to begin exploring how we might offer our platform to realme and provide it with the opportunity to grow and access the African market. Both of our companies share similar values and we look forward to a collaboration that would provide Jumia’s consumers access to best-in-class, affordable smartphones via Jumia’s seamless shopping experience,” said Sandeep Narayanan, VP, Consumer Electronics, Jumia.

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“We are thrilled to partner with Jumia, the leading e-commerce platform in Africa, to bring our smartphones to users across the continent. This partnership reflects our ongoing commitment to technology decentralization by making technology that used to be only in flagship models to be accessible to more consumers. We believe the young generation in Africa will find our products to have the best side of performance and of trendsetting design, as it is our mission to scale innovation with trend for consumers in the world” said Jack Zhang, General Manager of realme CIS & MEA region.

 

Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the world’s fastest-growing mobile regions and millions of African mobile users use a smartphone to access Jumia for their everyday needs. With this in mind, we look forward to further enhancing the penetration of e-commerce in the region,” added Sandeep Narayanan.

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From KNUST Through to Adjaye Associates to Yale in the Fall 2022 – Simon K. Charwey shares his journey

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Simon K. Charwey

Today, I couldn’t be more humbled and confident to announce that I have been awarded a full scholarship for a 2 year graduate program, MFA Graphic Design. My story was a zigzag one with stories within stories. But the most recent experience before my journey now to Yale is this:

When I was invited by Sir David Adjaye to join his talented team, comprising Ghanaian architects, designers, researchers, and architects from Gambia, South Africa, Nigeria, Rwanda, among others in the Adjaye Associates’ Accra studio, I saw the call as both a responsibility and a privilege — as a responsibility, I felt a sense of purpose to let my works well represent the ethos and vision of Sir Adjaye, his works, and his global clients. As a privilege, I saw it as an opportunity to unlearn and relearn under the tutelage of Sir Adjaye and his team in the Accra studio, and other teams in the London and New York studios.

Looking back, I am proud to invite you to share in my joy working with the most talented team I have ever worked with after my first degree in B.A. Communication Design at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, 2010. This has prepared me best for my journey to Yale — to unlearn and relearn; to see what Yale will make out of me, and what I will make out of Yale for my home country Ghana and Africa. As Ephraim Amu rightly put it in our unofficial national anthem of Ghana (1929), “Yɛn Ara Asaase Ni” (English: “This Is Our Own Land”).

Read Also: Simon Charwey creates African Design Matters, a directory for creatives of African descent

I owe everything to design educators right from Akro Secondary Technical School (ASTS) through to KNUST, and also to the many new mentors I have divinely connected to from different parts of Africa and the rest of the world in the past decade.

And you who had and continue to play key roles in my spiritual, professional and academic growth over the past 15 years.

“In my father’s eyes, how a person treated the most trivial and inconsequential of actions would have a lot to do with how they approached the big events in life.” AND “I have found out that in life, there will be moments that will profoundly amaze us if our eyes and hearts remain open, and we walk humbly.” — Agya Koo Nimo (Six Strings and a Note, p.28 and p.208 respectively)

Mum, I know you’re still kneeling in prayer for me. I am sad at this moment; not knowing how to leave you behind with your health condition, suffering from hypoglycemia, among other health conditions you’ve been battling with in secret.

Dad, I am happy I have been able to reconcile with you after many years. Your values (insisting on humility, hardwork, service to others) and personality as disciplinarian has finally paid off!

Along the hard times, I was welcomed in many homes by friends parents (many fathers and mothers, heroes and heroines); I know you will continue to check on me. Special gratitude to my lovely stepmother.

Family, friends, crushes and love ones here, I know you will continue to show your support and love.
Ubuntu. “I am, because you are; and since we are therefore I am.” (John Mbiti, Kenyan-born Christian philosopher and writer)

I believe God, and that makes the difference.
Simon K. Charwey

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8 Tips On How To Build A Winning Poker Hand

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Poker is all about getting the best hand that you can. This is easier said than done, as you are up against other players trying to achieve the same goal. Plus, the hand that you’re dealt with may not be a lucky one.

At the same time, just because it’s not easy doesn’t mean it’s impossible. To help you out, here are some essential tips that can help you increase your chances of success in getting the best possible poker hand. Once you’re done, check out GGPoker, which is a great place to find poker competition.

1) Study the different types of poker hands

There are many different hand rankings in poker, so it’s essential to understand which hands are strong and which are weak. You’ll have to remember, as you won’t be allowed to look things up while playing. And even if you play online where your opponents won’t see what you do, you simply won’t have the time to look at your poker hand cheat sheet, so it’s better to have it on your brain than on a screen.

2) Know the poker hand odds

Poker is a game of probabilities, so it’s essential to know the likelihood of making certain hands. For example, if you’re dealt two suited cards, there’s about a 1 in 4 chance you’ll make a flush (a hand consisting of all five cards of the same suit). And if you’re dealt a pocket pair (two cards of the same rank), there’s about a 1 in 8.5 chance you’ll make three of a kind. Knowing these odds can help you decide better which hands to play and how to bet.

3) Don’t be afraid to fold

One of the biggest mistakes novice poker players make is playing too many hands. They think that since they’ve already invested money in the pot, they might as well stay in and see what happens. But sometimes, the best decision is to simply fold your hand and save your poker chips for a better opportunity.

4) Play your poker opponents

Poker is as much a game of people as it is of cards. Pay attention to your opponents’ betting and try to read their hands. If you can get a sense of what they’re holding, you’ll be better positioned to make the right decision about your hand.

5) Know when to bluff

Bluffing can be a great way to win a hand, but you have to be careful not to overdo it. If you’re constantly bluffing, your opponents will catch on and start calling your bluffs, which will cost you money in the long run. So use this tactic sparingly and only when you’re confident you can pull it off.

6) Be patient

Poker is a game of patience. The best players are often the ones who can wait for the right opportunity to make their move. If you’re always trying to do something, you’re more likely to make a mistake. So take your time, be patient, and don’t force anything.

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7) Play your position

In poker, position is everything. The player who acts first is disadvantaged, as they have less information about their opponents’ hands. So if you’re in an early position (the first few players to act), you should only play strong hands. But if you’re in a late position (near the button), you can be more aggressive, as you have a better idea of what everyone else has.

8) Be aggressive

In poker, aggression is key. The best way to improve your chances of winning is to bet and raise, putting pressure on your opponents and forcing them to make decisions. You will not win many pots if you’re constantly checking and calling.

9) Know when to quit

Poker is a game of patience, so it’s essential to know when to fold and when to keep playing. If you’re consistently losing money, it might be time to take a break. There’s no shame in walking away from a losing session. The key is not letting your ego get in the way and making you keep playing just to prove that you’re a winner.

8) Have fun

Last but not least, remember to enjoy yourself. It’s hard to think clearly and win when you’re upset or stressed. So if you’re not having fun, take a break and come back when ready to play, enjoy yourself, and finally, be prepared to win.

Play your cards right, get the best poker hands

The key to getting the best poker hand is knowing when to fold, when to bluff, and when to be aggressive. Pay attention to your opponents and try to read their hands. Be patient and don’t force anything. And finally, have fun! With these tips, you’ll be on your way to becoming a poker champion.

 

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Building the biggest African supply store in the US – Margaret Andega’s inspiring business journey

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Margaret Andega, a Kenyan entrepreneur, went to the United States as a high school graduate in the late 90s and currently owns the biggest African supply store in the USA. (more…)

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General Rules to Prove Fault in Personal Injury Accidents

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Personal Injury Accidents

One of the most critical questions in every personal injury case is who is at fault. Determining legal responsibility also known as liability can be complicated. It all comes down to whether someone was negligent when the accident happened.

It is simple to state that the individual or company that caused the accident must compensate you for your injuries. But before that, you have to understand the general rules to prove who is at fault in personal injury accidents. This article will help you find out more about proving fault in a personal injury case.

 

Identifying Legal Liability

The basic rule for all accidents that lead to personal injuries is that the less careful person in an accident must at least pay a part of the damages to the person who was more careful. Legal liability is therefore based on the rule of carelessness.

Read Also: Why Should You Hire a Lawyer if You Are Involved in a DWI Accident?

Some of the Other Rules that Prove Who is at Fault Include:

  • If the victim was at a place where they were not supposed to be when the accident happened the individual who caused the accident may not be held accountable. This is also the case if the victim is aware that they may be injured by a certain activity that was occurring there. The rule is there because the individual who caused the accident has no duty to the victim and therefore cannot be at fault.
  • For a person to be at fault there must be a duty of care that exists between the two parties.

 

  • If an accident happens on a site that is dangerous owing to poor construction or maintenance, the owner of the property is responsible for not maintaining the property. They are therefore to blame for any personal injury that may occur.

 

  • If a careless employee causes an accident while working for someone else the employer may be held legally liable.

 

  • In case the injured person was also negligent his or her compensation may be reduced to the amount of negligence contributed to the accident. In some states, however, the injured person cannot recover anything if their carelessness was more than 50%. And in a few tight-fisted states if your carelessness contributed in any way to the accident you don’t receive any compensation.

 

  • In case a victim is injured by by-products of a certain company the seller or manufacturer of the product may be held liable if the product was defective.

 

  • If there is more than one party responsible for an accident, all parties are responsible for compensating you fully for your personal injuries. This happens if you are able to prove that all the parties were responsible. The main advantage of collecting from many parties is that you can choose who to collect the damages from and then after you are paid, they can sort it amongst themselves.

 

Different states apply different rules but these are some of the general rules if you want to prove fault in a personal injury case. In case you are involved in an accident and you suffer some personal injuries you should hire a personal injury lawyer to help you seek compensation for your injuries.

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Things People should know about Women using Steroids

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Steroids have a bad rep. But if you are a woman, you have probably heard all about the evils of steroids from friends and family members. You may wonder if steroids are as bad for women as everyone says they are. That’s why we’re here to explain the facts about women’s steroids. These are as follow:

We are not men.

Women are not guys, which is the first thing to keep in mind when discussing steroid use with females. In fact, we are very different from men—we have more estrogen and less testosterone than our male counterparts, which means that our bodies respond differently (and sometimes even opposite) regarding steroid use.

That said, I think it’s essential for everyone who takes anabolic steroids regularly (or even just occasionally) to get regular breast cancer screenings regardless of your gender or whether or not you take any form(s) of hormone therapy at all; this way if something does occur early on then doctors can catch it before it becomes too severe!

A little goes a long way.

“Steroids aren’t a magic pill,” says Michael McCann, a sports law professor at the University of New Hampshire and author of the book “Sports Law: Cases and Materials.” “They can be dangerous, especially if you don’t know what you’re doing.”

Many people think steroids are an easy way to get big, fast. But if you’re using them right—and if your genetics allow it—steroids can give you more muscle mass than ever in months (not years). That’s because they increase your body’s testosterone production, which helps with strength training.

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Women have more sensitivity to anabolic steroids than men.

The issue is that women have less testosterone than men, but they make up for it with estrogen. The problem is that the ratio of estrogen to testosterone in women’s bodies is not the same as in men.

Men have a much higher testosterone level than estrogen, so their bodies can handle large amounts of steroid abuse before any adverse side effects appear. On the other hand, women have a much lower testosterone level than estrogen, making them more sensitive to anabolic steroids than their male counterparts.

Now that you know what steroids are let’s discuss some side effects.

Here’s the lowdown:

  • Hormone imbalance can cause mood disturbances and aggression. If you experience sudden mood swings, this could be a sign of hormone imbalance caused by steroids.
  • Acne and hair loss are common side effects of steroid use—it may take up to two years for normal testosterone levels to return after stopping steroid abuse!
  • Steroids can also cause breast cancer if taken at high doses over an extended period (we recommend avoiding them altogether).
  • Liver damage is another primary concern with long-term steroid users; breast cancer isn’t their only worry regarding health concerns around these drugs—liver damage is another primary concern with long-term steroid users!

Women need to be careful with steroids.

Now that we’re on steroids let’s talk about how women should handle them.

Women are more susceptible to suffering from side effects than men because their bodies have less of the enzymes needed to break down steroids. They can also experience mood disturbances and aggression while taking them, which isn’t fun for anyone (especially you). The hormones in your body may be thrown out of whack if you take too much or start taking them at a young age (like most people who do).

Want to learn more about steroids?

There is a lot of information online to help those who want to learn how to improve their physical health. To learn more about this product, check out SF Weekly’s 4 Best Steroids for Women In 2022 – Top Legal Steroids for Sale.

The Bottom Line

Women need to take special precautions when using steroids. They are different from men and have a higher risk of developing severe side effects from their use. Before choosing whether or not to use them, you should gather as much information as possible, consult with your doctor, and give it some serious consideration.

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