Rooney Pleads Guilty For Drink-Driving, Banned From Driving For 2-Years

Former England captain Wayne Rooney was Monday banned from driving for two years and ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid work after pleading guilty to drink driving.

The Everton forward was stopped by police when driving a woman’s black Volkswagen Beetle at 2:00 am (0100 GMT) on September 1, while his pregnant wife and their three sons were on holiday.

Stockport Magistrates’ Court in the northwest of England heard Rooney was almost three times over the legal drink-drive limit. A breathalyser test showed his alcohol level was 104 microgrammes in 100 millilitres of breath.

The drink-drive limit in England and Wales is 35 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath. Rooney apologised for his “unforgivable lack of judgement” after his guilty plea.

“Following today’s court hearing I want publicly to apologise for my unforgivable lack of judgement in driving while over the legal limit. It was completely wrong,” he said in a statement. “I have already said sorry to my family, my manager and chairman and everyone at Everton FC. Now I want to apologise to all the fans and everyone else who has followed and supported me throughout my career. “Of course I accept the sentence of the court and hope that I can make some amends through my community service.”

Rooney’s legal team asked the judge to consider not imposing a community order because of his ongoing charitable work. However, the judge said he was “not convinced” that imposing a large fine “would have the same effect”. Earlier, Rooney, 31, made no comment as he was confronted by a media scrum outside the court.

Wearing a blue suit with his hands in his pockets, he walked into the court building accompanied by a small entourage.



‘Stop Using Mobile Phones At Night’ – Experts Warn

The expert was speaking on the sidelines of this year’s World Glaucoma Week (WGW) commemorated from March 12 to March 18, with the theme: “Beat Invisible Glaucoma”.

Charles said those who spent long periods of time on these devices and also computers should ensure they took breaks away from the devices and gadgets in order to protect the eyes from damage caused by excessive exposure to light.

“Working long hours on the computer can affect the eyes and vision. This can trigger a negative reaction to the eyes and cause headache, loss of concentration and ultimately predisposes one to develop Computer Visual Syndrome.

“If this continues on a long-term basis, it can lead to permanent damage to the eyes.

“Therefore, one should make efforts to wear protective eye glasses or use a computer screen so that the level of direct light to the eyes is reduced.

“When you work on the computer screen for long periods you should try to take a break from your work once in a while.

“From 20 seconds to about 20 minutes try to look at least 20 feet away and that way you break the continuous exposure of the light to your eyes which can result in damage to the element of vision.”

He also cautioned the public, especially those predisposed to or at risk of developing eye diseases against excessive consumption of alcohol.

Charles said consuming alcohol in excess quantity could affect the nerves of the eyes increasing the chances of damage to one’s vision.

The expert, who described alcohol as a depressant, said the substance once consumed overtime gave a feeling of euphoria and subsequently affected one’s thinking and coordination.

Charles said alcohol could only give such feeling to an individual because it worked through the nerves, adding that any substance that worked using the nerves could affect vision.

“For someone who already has a biological predisposition to glaucoma, taking alcohol or any other substance that can affect your nerves, thereby accelerating damage to the nerve of vision.

“Another thing to consider is the quantity of alcohol consumed by an individual and the level of concentration of this alcohol.

“Drug and substance abuse also have negative effects on the eyes; activities such as direct gaze at the sun can expose one to ultra-violent radiation.

“When moving outdoors, you should wear protective eye shade or a face cap to protect your eyes from this radiation because it can cause external growth within the eyes and can serve as a trigger for vision impairment.”

He listed other activities that could directly affect the eyes to include welding, adding that the iron particles caused direct trauma to the eyes.


You Might Be Able To Marry A Robot By 2050

obots are the future… in more than one way.

Single people: everything is going to be OK. If you’ve given up on ever finding someone and have vowed to be alone with your cats until the end of time, you may want to reconsider.

With technology taking over pretty much everything these days, it really shouldn’t be a surprise that it may take over our love lives, too. I mean, sex robots are kind of a thing and virtual porn is heading towards a market takeover. It won’t be long before the robots who fill our sexual desires start to satisfy our emotional desires, too.

At a recent “Love And Sex With Robots” conference (it’s a real thing… seriously) at the University of London, David Levy, expert and author of a book on love between humans and robots, predicated that sex robot marriages would be legal by 2050. The director of the Mixed Reality Lab in Singapore, Adrian Cheok, said that the prediction seems pretty valid.

During his speech at the conference, Cheok was quoted as saying, “That might seem outrageous because it’s only 35 years away. But 35 years ago people thought homosexual marriage was outrageous… Until the 1970s, some states didn’t allow white and black people to marry each other. Society does progress and change very rapidly.”

I’ve got to say, the man makes a pretty good point. In fact, Cheok is full of logical wisdom and just listening to his point of view makes the whole robot-human marriage sound rather lovely.

He goes on to argue that marrying robots could make huge improvements to society as many human-to-human marriages are unhappy or end up in divorce. He also argues that while society assumes that everyone has the ability to meet someone, fall in love, get married and live happily ever after, this is simply not the case for a huge part of the population.

When comparing a bad marriage to a human or a marriage to a robot, Cheok believes that the robot relationship is a much better option.

While there are still massive yet doable improvements to be made to sex robots, the biggest challenge for making them lovable is the skill of conversation. By making robots look like they love you and, more importantly, make you FEEL like they love you, you are going to feel that same kind of connection as you would get with human love.

Humans are capable of loving pets and fictional characters, which is why Cheok believes that falling in love with robots is not a big stretch. Cheok offers up some pretty convincing arguments, but there are two sides to every story and others are not so convinced that human and robot marriages will be successful.

Professor at The University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Switzerland, Oliver Bendal, argues that love and sex robots will have no moral standing. He believes that the whole contract of marriage involves duties that robots can’t actually perform, such as taking care of the children. However, he somehow still believes that this marriage option can become legal by 2050, simply because of public pressures.

With the possibility of the government taking action against this kind of marriage, the professor thinks that anything could happen and that we should prepare ourselves for any outcome.

Falling in love and marrying a robot — the pro and con lists for this topic are both long. What do you think? Would marrying a robot ever seem appealing to you?


Nicki Minaj And Nas Have Been Dating Since May: Get The Scoop On Their New Romance

Nicki Minaj Nas

Despite playing coy on social media and reports that the two were just FRIENDS, it appears that Nicki Minaj and Nas are a couple! A new source tells E! News that they’ve been dating since May.

“Nicki is not the type to date around,” our insider shared. “They are still getting to know each other.”

Nicki Minaj and Nas are fueling romance rumors once again. On Wednesday, Minaj celebrated with Nas at his private birthday dinner, presented by Hennessy at The Pool Lounge in New York City. While there, the duo was captured on video showing PDA, which sparked romance rumors online.

Then on Thursday, Nas posted a photo of himself with Minaj on Instagram with the caption, “Virgo Season With my Real One From Queens! @nickiminaj #hennessylife.” Minaj also posted a sweet pic with Nas on social media. She captioned the photo, “The legend himself… #EscobarSeason.”

However, despite the show of PDA at the party, where guests enjoyed a variety of Hennessy cocktails including Nas’ signature mixed drink, The Big Apple, along with a classic V.S.O.P Privilége Sazerac and X.O on ice, a source tells E! News that the two are “just very dear friends.”

The insider reveals, “Nicki and Nas are just very dear friends nothing romantic. They’ve been friends forever and have seen each other’s careers take off. Nas and John Seymour have recently just opened their second restaurant Sweet Chick in LA. The original Sweet Chick is in THE LES in NYC. Nicki has been to both spots and always supportive of him and his new ventures.”

But even though Minaj is supportive of Nas, it sounds like it’s just a friendly relationship right now.

“They share a really close friendship and always has each other’s back,” the source tells us. “Nicki is single now and dating but nothing serious. Nas is a best friend to her so as of now nothing is stirring up. People always joke around though that they make a great couple!”

Back in May, Minaj responded to Nas romance rumors, telling Ellen DeGeneres, “I’m just chillin’ right now. I’m celibate. I wanted to go a year without dating any man. I hate men. I might make an exception to the rule for him, because he’s so dope.”

Minaj confirmed her split with Meek Mill in early 2017.

Source: E Online News.


Online Courses You Can Take To Improve Your Career

Online courses can be pursued to improve your skills and develop your career. Some online courses are free. Online courses can keep you up to date with new information that is important in your field.

Best online courses to take


Udemy is an online learning platform that offers courses in Business Management, Marketing, It & Software Social Media Management. Some of the courses are free and you can sign up easily. You also get a certificate at the end of your selected courses.


Coursera offers online courses from top universities. These include Stanford University, The University of Michigan University and Duke University. If you are enthusiastic about Computer Science and Mathematics then you should consider taking online courses at Coursera.


Social media 101 Buffer

If you are a Social Media Specialist and you want to expand your knowledge, you should think about doing courses on Buffer. You can learn about using the social network for 2 minutes per day. This course teaches you how to interact with your audience. The tone and voice you should use on your posts.


The Muse

The Muse offer some of the best online courses in Graphics and Design, Business, and Marketing. The cost of courses ranges from $25 to $100. It is a great investment that you can make as you strive to be a better employee or employer.


Global Speechwriter

If you are a writer and you want to take your writing career to the next level then you should visit Global Speech Writer and take some online classes. The courses are designed for those who want to be a better speech writer. You can get access to a one on one training with skilled professionals.


Epic Online

Epic Online is an E-learning platform that allows people from different countries to learn English. You can improve your writing skills in English. This is good for Entrepreneurs who are non-native speakers if English. They can improve their proficiency by taking online English classes.



Communications skills are very important. It is a skill that every professional must have. Alison helps you to communicate better with your peers and co-workers. If you are interested then you should sign up for their online classes. If you want to negotiate deals better as an entrepreneur. You can sign up for a diploma in business communication.


Wrapping up

Online classes are convenient for those who are interested in expanding their knowledge. You should never stop learning and improve yourself. Taking online classes is a great way to improve yourself.



What To Do When You Have A Stomach Ache

Stomach Ache

When an individual experience an upset or ache in the stomach, there will be a feeling of pain and discomfort in the abdomen.

Causes of stomach aches differ and the treatment for the aches depends on the cause. Also, the pain can either be mild or severe which also depends on the cause.

However, there are a number of natural; and home remedies that one can use in treating the ache or relieve an individual of the pain.

It is also necessary that we know certain factors that can cause stomach aches so that we would be able to treat it adequately.

Causes of stomach pain include;

  • Indigestion
  • Irritable bowel
  • Overeating
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Appendicitis
  • Allergic reactions to foods


Food poisoning ( eating uncooked or spoilt food), etc.
Also, everyone experience a stomach ache at one point of their life or the other. And since we already know that there are many reasons that may cause the ache, then, treating it is next.

Some people might also be wondering that what can they do when they are experiencing pain in their stomach. It is simple, the following are simple home remedies for stomach ache;

1. Ginger

Ginger is a natural spice that contains many antioxidants as well as antiinflammatory properties. It ca help us cure nausea and it is an effective treatment for stomach upset.

You can consume ginger in different forms such as in beverages, by chewing it raw, in powder form, etc.

2. Honey

Honey is natural and it can help us to subdue pain in the stomach. You can take honey to help you relieve stomach pain.

3. Lemon water
You can also make use of lemon water to treat a stomach ache.

4. Apple cider vinegar

Drinking apple cider vinegar is also another effective measure to combat stomach ache or to relieve pain from gastric reflux.

Whenever you are experiencing stomach pain, you could take apple cider vinegar to relieve you of the pain.

5. Chamomile tea

Also, a cup of chamomile tea can help with the relaxation of the stomach muscles. It can also help to ease the pain of an upset stomach by acting as an anti-inflammatory agent.




In June this year, reports of a white baby giraffe and its mother reached rangers in Ishaqbini conservancy, Garissa county.

The rangers got the information from a villager who claimed to have sighted a pair of rare white giraffes, a mother and its child.

The rare giraffes have finally been caught on camera for the first time.

The unique giraffes suffer from a genetic condition called leucism, which prevents pigmentation in skin cells and results in a white, pale colour.


Unlike albinism, where there is only an absence of melanin, leucism is a condition that is caused by a reduction in multiple types of pigment.

The footage of the distinctive giraffes was filmed in the Ishaqbini Hirola Conservacy in Kenya’s Garissa county by conservationists after locals tipped them off.

According to Hirola Conservation Programme (HCP), white giraffe sightings or leucistic giraffe as they are better known have become more frequent and common nowadays.

The only two known sightings have been made in Kenya and Tanzania. The very first reports of a white giraffe in the wild was reported in January 2016 in Tarangire National park, Tanzania.

A second sighting was again reported in March 2016 in Ishaqbini conservancy, Garissa county, Kenya.

According to HCP, it is thought that it is the first time anyone has captured video footage of the rare sighting.


6 Amazing Reasons Why You Should Drink Water Often

You must have heard it countless time that you should drink water often. Here are some reasons why you should really take water more often:

1. Muscle fuel

Exercising generally causes your muscles to lose water. When these muscles don’t have enough water, you get tired easily. So, if you really want to make those rounds of exercise, try drinking water.

2. Kidney function



The kidneys process 200 quarts of blood in a day. It is used to transport urine to the bladder and also get out waste from our body. The kidneys need water to get what we don’t need out of our body system.

3. Hangover Help

Taking a glass of water or more just before sleeping will make you feel better when you wake up. Alcohol dehydrates your body of fluids. To prevent massive stomach- writhing and head-pounding pain, you should replace the fluids and you will feel better.


4. Pain Prevention

Your aching joints, muscle cramps, and strains will go away when you drink water. Your joints are like hinges where two bones meet. A special liquid called synovial liquid fills the space between bones and provides food to the cartilage and joint. A healthy joint is able to move without pain.

5. Calorie control

Apart from the kind of foods you eat, your calorie is well controlled by drinking water. Studies have shown that there is a connection between water consumption and losing weight. This means that when you drink water often, you also lose some few pounds. The simple reason behind this is that water makes you feel full, and as a result reduce your consumption of foods.

6. Fluid balance

About 60 percent of the body is made of water. Drinking water maintains the body’s fluid. Helps the metabolism process to go on smooth. It also regulates your body temperature and helps nutrients transport in the body.


Kendrick Lamar Reveals The First Concert He Ever Went To

Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar and Top Dawg Entertainment founder Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith are Billboard’s new cover stars, and in the issue, they discuss how TDE is as much a brotherhood as it is a business. The two give some insight into the label’s humble beginnings, with Kendrick saying he was “too hungry” as a young MC

That hunger eventually landed him on the road with The Game and Top Dawg labelmate Jay Rock in 2006, and Kendrick revealed that, prior to that tour, he’d never been to a concert before

Now, he said, live shows allow him to experience the feelings he missed, and then some. “Me being onstage is me fulfilling two different things, performing and getting to enjoy it like the people enjoying it,” he said.

Along with that revelation, Kendrick also disclosed that he re-recorded his groundbreaking 2012 album Good Kid, M.A.A.D City four times before sharing it with the world.

“We did good kid about three, four times before the world got to it. … New songs, new ­everything. I wanted to tell that story, but I had to execute it. My whole thing is about execution. The songs can be great, the hooks can be great, but if it’s not executed well, then it’s not a great album.”

It’s that kind of work ethic that perfectly explains why TDE is at the top of the hip-hop world today… and why Kendrick may be the greatest rapper alive.



Lady Gaga Sends Her Support To “Warrior Princess” Selena Gomez After Singers Open Up About Health Issues

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez continues to receive support from fans after going public with her Lupus recovery.

Shortly after the “Come and Get It” singer revealed on Instagram that she had received a kidney transplant, friend Lady Gaga decided to express her support on social media.

“Prayers & love to @selenagomez you are a warrior princess,” she wrote on Twitter Friday evening. “What an inspiration.”

That sentiment echoes many Selenators who were surprised to learn the singer had been out of the spotlight for much of the summer because of health struggles.

“I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering. It was what I needed to do for my overall health. I honestly look forward to sharing with you, soon my journey through these past several months as I have always wanted to do with you,” Selena shared with her followers. “There aren’t words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa. She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed.”

As Selena continues her own recovery, Lady Gaga is overcoming health struggles as well.

Earlier this week, the “Born This Way” singer announced on Twitter that she had to cancel her Rock in Rio performance under doctor’s orders.

“I was taken to the hospital its not simply hip pain or wear & tear from tour, I’m in severe pain,” she wrote on Twitter. “I’m in good hands w/ the very best doctors.”

By speaking out, Selena and Lady Gaga have already helped others. E! News has learned that donations to have “soared.”

In fact, the group’s president confirmed that her appeals have raised almost $500,000 for research funded by the Lupus Research Alliance.