Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Swedish model spent $135,000 (£100,000) on OPs including rib removal

  • Swedish model Pixee Fox, 25, is desperate to look like Jessica Rabbit 
  • She's already spent $135,000 (£100,000) on ops including rib removal
  • Fox, who lives in North Carolina, now wants to have butt implants
  • But doctors tell her she'll look cartoonish in a deformed, goofy, ugly way'

  • A Swedish model who's made it her life ambition to look like curvaceous cartoon character Jessica Rabbit has revealed her disappointment after being told that having even more surgery would leave her looking 'deformed'. 
    Pixee Fox, 25, is originally from Stockholm but now lives in North Carolina and had appealed to surgeons in LA to help her look even more 'cartoonish'. 

    Despite already having multiple operations including removing six ribs, three nose jobs, four boob jobs, liposuction and a Brazilian bottom lift, the tiny-waisted model says she's addicted to the idea of more procedures. 

    Pixee Fox, 25, who is originally from Sweden but now lives in North Carolina, has already had multiple operations to transform her figure including having  six ribs removed
    Pixee Fox, 25, who is originally from Sweden but now lives in North Carolina, has already had multiple operations to transform her figure including having six ribs removed.

    The former electrician has a stack of operations and procedures on her wish-list including buying bum fillers
    The former electrician has a stack of operations and procedures on her wish-list including buying bum fillers

    Make me curvy! Fox tries a hip implant for size...but she's on course for disappointment
    Make me curvy! Fox tries a hip implant for size...but she's on course for disappointment
    In a bid to look like her animated idol, Fox already wears a training corset every day and has spent $135,000 (£100,000) transforming her body.

    Determined to achieve a full hourglass figure with implants in her hips and bottom, Fox travelled to Los Angeles to see the surgeons behind cosmetic surgery television show Botched, Paul Nassif and Terry Dubrow. 

    However, her consultation with the skilled surgeons didn't go to plan and after they examined her body, she was delivered the bad news that more surgery would leave her looking like the worst kind of cartoon. 

    The most dramatic surgery the former electrician from Sweden has had so far is to get six of her lower ribs removed in a bid to shrink her waist to a record-breaking 14 inches.

    She told Nassif and Dubrow that her life was all about getting more surgery, saying: 'This is my thing. I really like it and I want to create my life around it [surgery]' 

    Botched! doctors Paul Nassif and Terry Dubrow get to grips with the models tiny waist
    Botched! doctors Paul Nassif and Terry Dubrow get to grips with the models tiny waist
    Getting the tape measure out...but Fox is told that she'll be left with a figure that will look 'deformed'
    Getting the tape measure out...but Fox is told that she'll be left with a figure that will look 'deformed'

    Pixee says that people look up to her because of her complete devotion to what she calls 'the bimbo life'
    Pixee says that people look up to her because of her complete devotion to what she calls 'the bimbo life'

    'People often come up to me and say, "Don't take this the wrong way, but you look like a cartoon". she says. 'But for me that's a compliment, that's what I want to achieve.'

    Pixee cites her inspirations as Jessica Rabbit, Aurora from Sleeping Beauty and Holli Would from Cool World.

    'The living cartoon', as she likes to be called, has 219,000 followers on Instagram and insists she is a good role model for them.
    'Those cartoon characters represent the idealisation of the female body,' she explains. 

    'I want to have the tiny waist, the butt, big boobs, big eyes and a really pretty face. 
    'Having my ribs removed was just another step in achieving that ideal.'
    Pixee, underwent the extreme five-hour keyhole surgery to have her ribs removed in Indianapolis last month after Dr Barry Eppley agreed to perform the procedure.

    The operation, which is irreversible, is usually performed for medical reasons, but it can be done for cosmetic purposes after extensive consultation.
    'Getting my ribs removed has always been a dream of mine,' Pixee says. 'But it was really hard, almost impossible, to find a surgeon to do it.
    'The only reason I have been able to do it now is that doctors finally started taking me seriously.


    Doctors may approve the procedure in several situations, such as the risk of a fractured rib puncturing a vital organ. 

    Excess pressure in the thoracic cavity can be relieved by rib removal. 
    Sometimes major surgery to the thoracic cavity requires rib removal to allow access to the organ that's being operated on.

    Ribs may also be removed to stop cancer spreading in the bone.
    The surgery is not recommended for cosmetic reasons, as complications can include collapsed lung, pneumonia, nerve damage, fracture to one of the other ribs, tearing of the diaphragm muscle and heavy scarring. 

    Also, the surgery is irreversible and comes with the risk of infection associated with any major operation. 

    'Those cartoon characters represent the idealisation of the female body,' she explains. 
    'I want to have the tiny waist, the butt, big boobs, big eyes and a really pretty face. 
    'Having my ribs removed was just another step in achieving that ideal.'

    Pixee, underwent the extreme five-hour keyhole surgery to have her ribs removed in Indianapolis last month after Dr Barry Eppley agreed to perform the procedure.
    The operation, which is irreversible, is usually performed for medical reasons, but it can be done for cosmetic purposes after extensive consultation.

    'Getting my ribs removed has always been a dream of mine,' Pixee says. 'But it was really hard, almost impossible, to find a surgeon to do it.
    'The only reason I have been able to do it now is that doctors finally started taking me seriously.

    'They they can see I'm not a crazy person and that I know what I'm doing.'
    Pixee's recovery from the $9,000 (£6,000) operation was supposed to take six weeks. 
    However, she was already back into her normal routine of wearing a corset 24/7 just two days later.
    'I can see the results and feel the difference,' she says. 'Before the corset would push against the ribs, which makes it harder and more painful to wear.

    The rib removal operation, which is irreversible, is usually performed for medical reason
    The rib removal operation, which is irreversible, is usually performed for medical reason
    The current record holder for the smallest waist in the world is American Cathie Jung, 78, who has a 15-inch waist.  Pixee is hoping to steal her title
    The current record holder for the smallest waist in the world is American Cathie Jung, 78, who has a 15-inch waist.  Pixee is hoping to steal her title
    She paid for 11 of the procedures out of her own earnings and savings.
    The rest, including her fourth breast augmentation, were paid for by fans who have been following her transformation on social media and praising her for being an 'inspiration'.
    'Your Instagram is very inspiring,' a fan called dollproject_net wrote. 'Not only because your style is so unique and sexy, but also because of the way you share your passion with us. Thank you.'
    Margaritacakes echoed the sentiment, saying: 'Your body is what motivates me to go to the gym and save up for the surgeries I plan to do! 
    'Thanks for being so rad and sharing your transformation! It's so inspirational!'
    However, kelly_het_wilhelm was less than impressed, writing: 'Gross rib removal. I just puked in my mouth.'
    But another fan reminded Pixee to ignore any negative feedback.
    'It's not anyone's business what you do to your body,' he wrote. 
    'I will never understand these people thinking they have the right to tell you how you should do things.' 
    On seeing pictures she posted while recovering in hospital after surgery, a fan wrote: 'You are so brave and so beautiful.
    'I can't believe you are so angelic having just had major surgery. Good luck healing.' 
    Annemarchner added: 'I hope you feel better now. 
    'I've been following your transformation. I hope you are happy. You look amazing.' 
    Botox injections are also part of Pixee's beauty routine. She's had injectable fillers to plump her lips and cheeks too 
    Botox injections are also part of Pixee's beauty routine. She's had injectable fillers to plump her lips and cheeks too

    A man has been jailed after fathering a child with his own daugher who he raped repeatedly

    A man has been jailed for life after fathering a child with his own daughter who he raped repeatedly from when she was just 10. 

    The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was given a life sentence after Derby Crown Court after jurors heard how he 'took his daughter's life' through sexual abuse. 

    His depravity was exposed when he impregnated her when she was just a teenager, having 'poisoned' the girl against her mother.  
    As she watched her abuser being led away from the dock the girl ran towards him, crying out: 'I love you and miss you.'A man has been jailed after fathering a child with his own daughter who he raped repeatedly from when she was aged just 10 (file image) 
    A man has been jailed after fathering a child with his own daughter who he raped repeatedly from when she was aged just 10 (file image) 

    Despite promising to stop the abuse after each attack, the man carried on abusing her until she became pregnant. 

    In a bid to terminate the pregnancy without raising concern he encouraged his daughter to continue kick boxing, the court heard. 
    Eventually, when the girl refused to tell authorities who the father of the baby was they ordered a paternity test. 

    The pair fled but were apprehended by police and the man taken into custody.   
    Giving evidence the girl told of how she was too scared to reported her father to police and still 'loved him'. 

    'The abuse has set my life on the wrong course and destroyed the normal childhood and teenage years that everyone deserves,' she said in a statement. 
    'I feared the consequences of disclosure because I love my dad.  

    'I know what he did was wrong, but I grew up with my dad by my side.
    'I just wanted him to get help to make him better but unfortunately that never happened and it has come to this.

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    Appeal to stop illegal fishing in West Africa

    A leading think-tank says West African nations should crack down on illegal foreign fishing off their coastlines, and build up their fishing industries, to protect the livelihoods of millions of people.
    In a report, the Overseas Development Institute also says selling fishing rights to foreign companies is often a mistake.

    It believes that West African countries could create more than 300,000 jobs by awarding more fishing and exporting rights to national fleets.

    It is estimated that the region loses at least $1.3bn (£906m) a year from illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. 

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    Abducted Nigerian singer freed

    Popular Nigerian singer Ado Halliru Daukaka, who went missing on Friday, has been found.
    He has just spoken to me from a hospital in Lafiya Lamorde, where he is recovering from his kidnap ordeal.

    It is about 120km (75 miles) from the north-eastern city of Yola where he was abducted.
    He said the kidnappers targeted him because he had released a song critical of politicians.

    Mr Daukaka said they tricked him into a car on Friday morning by asking him to record a song for them.
    They drove out of the city and then played his new release, and began asking him why he had recorded a track that mocked politicians for failing to keep their promises:
    They threatened me and said they would take my life and repeatedly asked why I was criticising politicians and warned me to stop or lose my life."
    He said they kept him without food for two days during his captivity.
    This morning the kidnappers blindfolded him and let him go in a forest, Mr Daukaka said.
    Police say the singer was found unconscious and emaciated.

    Was Kenyan 'devoured by hyenas' already dead?

    Hyenas in South Africa

    Residents did not hear screams or shouts when hyenas ate most of a 45-year-old man in Kenya's Ongata Rongai town, near the Nairobi National Park, the Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) says.

    This raises the possibility that the man was killed elsewhere and his body dumped at the spot where it was found or the man died of alcohol poisoning before the attack on Monday night, said KWS spokesman Ngugi Gecaga.

    Police took the body to a mortuary yesterday morning and a post-mortem would establish the exact cause of death, he added.
    Mr Gecaga confirmed that hyenas - not lions, as reported by a local newspaper - fed on the man's body.
    His family has been informed of his death and is said to be extremely distressed. 

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    Tuesday, 28 June 2016

    Nigerian artist Emefiele: 'My glasses protect women'

    Nigerian visual artist Ndidi Emefiele uses recycled materials to explore the issue of gender inequality.
    Her ongoing series Rainbow depicts women in glasses made from used CDs that change colour according to the light.
    Her work is currently on display at the Gallery of African Art in London.

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    Please Dear, Not Tonight, Is this a lack of sexual awareness?

    Relationship Problem: Sex

    Even partners who love each other can be a mismatch, sexually. Mary Jo Fay, author of Please Dear, Not Tonight, says a lack of sexual self-awareness and education worsens these problems. But having sex is one of the last things you should give up, Fay says. "Sex," she says, "brings us closer together, releases hormones that help our bodies both physically and mentally, and keeps the chemistry of a healthy couple healthy."

    Problem-solving strategies:
    • Plan, plan, plan. Fay suggests making an appointment, but not necessarily at night when everyone is tired. Maybe during the baby's Saturday afternoon nap or a "before-work quickie." Ask friends or family to take the kids every other Friday night for a sleepover. "When sex is on the calendar, it increases your anticipation," Fay says. Changing things up a bit can make sex more fun, too, she says. Why not have sex in the kitchen? Or by the fire? Or standing up in the hallway?
    • Learn what truly turns you and your partner on by each of you coming up with a personal "Sexy List," suggests California psychotherapist Allison Cohen. Swap the lists and use them to create more scenarios that turn you both on.
    • If your sexual relationship problems can't be resolved on your own, Fay recommends consulting a qualified sex therapist to help you both address and resolve your issues.
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    Relationship breakdown: Let's talk about it!

    1 Common Solution That Can Save a Relationship
    It's the rare couple that doesn't run into a few bumps in the road. If you recognize ahead of time, though, what those relationship problems might be, you'll have a much better chance of getting past them.

    Even though every relationship has its ups and downs, successful couples have learned how to manage the bumps and keep their love life going. They hang in there, tackle problems, and learn how to work through the complex issues of everyday life. Many do this by reading self-help books and articles, attending seminars, going to counseling, observing other successful couples, or simply using trial and error.

    Relationship Problem: Communication

    All relationship problems stem from poor communication, according to Elaine Fantle Shimberg, author of Blending Families. "You can't communicate while you're checking your BlackBerry, watching TV, or flipping through the sports section," she says.

    Problem-solving strategies:
    • Make an actual appointment with each other, Shimberg says. If you live together, put the cell phones on vibrate, put the kids to bed, and let voicemail pick up your calls.
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    • If you can't "communicate" without raising your voices, go to a public spot like the library, park, or restaurant where you'd be embarrassed if anyone saw you screaming.
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    • Set up some rules. Try not to interrupt until your partner is through speaking, or ban phrases such as "You always ..." or "You never ...."
    • Use body language to show you're listening. Don’t doodle, look at your watch, or pick at your nails. Nod so the other person knows you're getting the message, and rephrase if you need to. For instance, say, "What I hear you saying is that you feel as though you have more chores at home, even though we're both working." If you're right, the other can confirm. If what the other person really meant was, "Hey, you're a slob and you create more work for me by having to pick up after you," he or she can say so, but in a nicer way.
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    Bitch Stole My Look! Kendall Jenner & Gigi Hadid Are Twinning in Jeans and Black Tops, But Who Wore It Best?

    Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner

    While out and about in London this week, besties Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner were seriously twinning in almost identical outfits. Both of the supermodels looked fab in faded blue jeans and black tops with matching black choker necklaces and black boots.

    The gal-pals were basically mirror images from head to toe except for the fact that Gigi's jeans were wide-legged and Kendall's were skinny and tight. Gigi also added a black Hermes belt to her ensemble with aviator glasses.

    As for Kendall, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star opted to not wear a bra so her sheer top exposed her boobs and nipple ring. Sexy!

    So who modeled the jeans and black top look best? You decide!

    Who rocked the blue jeans and black top ensemble best?


    Enter your vote in the comment box under this post!

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    A nurse killed a 10-year old girl by botched insertion of stomach tube

    Carrie-Anne Nash, who denies manslaughter, ignored danger signs after pushing tube into 10-year-old, jury told

    Phoebe Willis
    Phoebe Willis needed a feeding tube because she suffered from cystinosis, a rare genetic condition, the court heard. Photograph: Bristol Post/

    A 10-year-old girl was killed by a nurse who botched the insertion of a feeding tube into her stomach and then ignored danger signs in defiance of national guidelines, a court has heard.

    Phoebe Willis screamed in pain and started bleeding when Carrie-Anne Nash pushed the tube in despite feeling something blocking its way, a jury was told.
    Nash, 34, a paediatric specialist, ignored a series of “red flag” indicators and sent the youngster home, Bristol crown court heard.

    When Phoebe’s mother, Heather Willis, fed her milk before putting her to bed that night it seeped into the cavity between her vital organs, which led to blood poisoning.
    The next morning Willis dialled 999 after finding Phoebe looking grey but by the time the ambulance arrived her lips were blue and she had gone into cardiac arrest.
    Phoebe died the following evening after further cardiac arrests and brain injury. Nash, from Portishead in north Somerset, was charged with her manslaughter three years later. She denies the offence.
    The jury heard that the youngster needed a feeding tube because she suffered from cystinosis, a rare genetic condition.
    Since her diagnosis as a baby the tube was changed every three months – described as a simple procedure that her parents had been used to carrying out.
    But in August 2012 they decided to take Phoebe to Weston general hospital, north Somerset, after they found it unusually difficult to push a new tube in.
    None of the medics on shift were qualified to deal with the situation so Nash, a community nurse employed by Nutricia, a pharmaceutical company, was called in to help.

    Sarah Whitehouse QC, prosecuting, said Nash repeatedly attempted to insert the device, known as a mini balloon button. She said: “When she finally succeeded, she didn’t make sure the tube attached to the button was where it should be – extending from the abdominal wall and into the stomach.
    “She ignored what are called ‘red flag’ indicators which would have warned her that the tube was not in Phoebe’s stomach. Tragically, the tube wasn’t properly placed and so when Phoebe was fed through the tube, milk did not enter her stomach but rested in the cavity between her organs.”
    This caused infection, sepsis and, ultimately, the little girl’s death, the court heard.

    Whitehouse told the jury: “This is how Ms Nash came to be charged with manslaughter. Not because she intended to kill Phoebe, or wanted Phoebe to die or be harmed in any way. But because she acted contrary to national guidance, contrary to her employer’s safety protocols and contrary to her training.

    “Critically, she failed to recognise or act on ‘red flag’ indicators that suggested there was a serious problem with the tube placement. She provided a level of care to Phoebe that was so very far below the standard to be expected of a nurse with her specialist training that it can properly be described as criminal.”
    The trial continues.

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    Monday, 27 June 2016

    Exercise in pregnancy

    The more active and fit you are during pregnancy, the easier it will be for you to adapt to your changing shape and weight gain. It will also help you to cope with labour and get back into shape after the birth.

    Keep up your normal daily physical activity or exercise (sport, running, yoga, dancing, or even walking to the shops and back) for as long as you feel comfortable. Exercise is not dangerous for your baby – there is some evidence that active women are less likely to experience problems in later pregnancy and labour.

    Exercise tips for pregnancy

    Don’t exhaust yourself. You may need to slow down as your pregnancy progresses or if your maternity team advises you to. If in doubt, consult your maternity team. As a general rule, you should be able to hold a conversation as you exercise when pregnant. If you become breathless as you talk, then you're probably exercising too strenuously.

    If you weren't active before you got pregnant, don’t suddenly take up strenuous exercise. If you start an aerobic exercise programme (such as running, swimming, cycling, walking or aerobics classes), tell the instructor that you're pregnant and begin with no more than 15 minutes of continuous exercise, three times a week. Increase this gradually to at least four 30-minute sessions a week.

    Remember that exercise doesn't have to be strenuous to be beneficial.
    Exercise tips when you're pregnant:
    • always warm up before exercising, and cool down afterwards
    • try to keep active on a daily basis: half an hour of walking each day can be enough, but if you can't manage that, any amount is better than nothing
    • avoid any strenuous exercise in hot weather
    • drink plenty of water and other fluids
    • if you go to exercise classes, make sure your teacher is properly qualified, and knows that you’re pregnant as well as how many weeks pregnant you are
    • you might like to try swimming because the water will support your increased weight.  Some local swimming pools provide aquanatal classes with qualified instructors. Find your local sport and fitness services or go visit
    • exercises that have a risk of falling, such as horse riding, downhill skiing, ice hockey, gymnastics and cycling, should only be done with caution. Falls may risk damage to the baby

    Exercises to avoid in pregnancy

    • don't lie flat on your back, particularly after 16 weeks, because the weight of your bump presses on the main blood vessel bringing blood back to your heart and this can make you feel faint
    • don't take part in contact sports where there's a risk of being hit, such as kickboxing, judo or squash
    • don't go scuba diving, because the baby has no protection against decompression sickness and gas embolism (gas bubbles in the bloodstream)
    • don't exercise at heights over 2,500m above sea level until you have acclimatised: this is because you and your baby are at risk of altitude sickness

    Exercises for a fitter pregnancy

    If you are pregnant, try to fit the exercises listed below into your daily routine. They will strengthen your muscles so that you can carry the extra weight of pregnancy. They'll also make your joints stronger, improve circulation, ease backache, and generally help you feel well.

    Stomach-strengthening exercises

    As your baby gets bigger, you may find that the hollow in your lower back increases and this can give you backache. These exercises strengthen stomach (abdominal) muscles and may ease backache, which can be a problem in pregnancy:

  • start in a box position (on all fours) with knees under hips, hands under shoulders, with fingers facing forward and abdominals lifted to keep your back straight
  • pull in your stomach muscles and raise your back up towards the ceiling, curling the trunk and allowing your head to relax gently forward. Don't let your elbows lock
  • hold for a few seconds then slowly return to the box position
  • take care not to hollow your back: it should always return to a straight/neutral position
  • do this slowly and rhythmically 10 times, making your muscles work hard and moving your back carefully
  • only move your back as far as you can comfortably
  • Pelvic tilt exercises

    • stand with your shoulders and bottom against a wall
    • keep your knees soft
    • pull your tummy button towards your spine, so that your back flattens against the wall: hold for four seconds and release
    • repeat up to 10 times

    Pelvic floor exercises

    Pelvic floor exercises help to strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor, which come under great strain in pregnancy and childbirth. The pelvic floor consists of layers of muscles that stretch like a supportive hammock from the pubic bone (in front) to the end of the backbone.

    If your pelvic floor muscles are weak, you may find that you leak urine when you cough, sneeze or strain. This is quite common and you needn’t feel embarrassed. It's known as stress incontinence and it can continue after pregnancy.

    By performing pelvic floor exercises, you can strengthen the muscles. This helps to reduce or avoid stress incontinence after pregnancy. All pregnant women should do pelvic floor exercises, even if you're young and not suffering from stress incontinence now.
    How to do pelvic floor exercises:

  • close up your anus as if you're trying to prevent a bowel movement
  • at the same time, draw in your vagina as if you're gripping a tampon, and your urethra as if to stop the flow of urine
  • at first, do this exercise quickly, tightening and releasing the muscles immediately
  • then do it slowly, holding the contractions for as long as you can before you relax: try to count to 10
  • try to do three sets of eight squeezes every day: to help you remember, you could do a set at each meal
  • As well as these exercises, practise tightening up the pelvic floor muscles before and during coughing and sneezing.

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    You're pregnant! Here's what may come next.

    The first 12 weeks of pregnancy take some adjusting to, here’s some things that may head your way.

    10 things that may happen in your first 12 weeks of pregnancy

    Not to be found in books, these are the things no one really tells you

    Now you’re pregnant

    • …this could be what’s coming…
    Woman feeling sick leaning over toilet

    Ah, so you’ve found out your pregnant, peed on the stick and those two blue lines have appeared. So exciting! But are you prepared for what you may face in the next few weeks of pregnancy?

    Although many will tell you they glowed in the early months, the reality for many is quite different.
    Here are 10 things about the first 12 weeks of pregnancy it’s worth knowing…just in case!

    1. Hypochondria may take over

    Every twinge, headache or trapped wind will have you in full blown panic mode that something is wrong with you and you debate whether it’s quicker to get a lift to the hospital or wait for an ambulance.

    2. The skin of a teenager

    Yep, you could wake up one morning and your face may resemble the acne teenage stage you had spent the past 10 years blotting out of your mind. It won’t last. It’s those hormones to blame! 

    3. Morning sickness is badly named

    Don’t be under any disillusions that come midday all sickness and nausea will miraculously disappear until the next day. Whoever came up with the name morning sickness clearly had an easy run of it!

    4. A very new meaning of a late night

    A few months back your idea of a late night would probably have involved some alcohol, perhaps a little dance and hearing birds singing as you finally hit the sack. Now, a late night is trying to keep your eyes open through the last credits of EastEnders and wondering why they need to put a soap on so late at night, wait what? Oh yes, it’s only 8pm.

    5. You understand the word ‘HANGRY’

    This may have seemed a bizarre term before you were pregnant but now being so hungry that it makes you angry, makes perfect sense. And you can switch from your normal self to hangry in a matter of minutes.

    6. You’ll go through the ‘has she put on weight or is she pregnant stage’

    That time in the first 12 weeks when you are definitely on your way to getting a bump but it’s not quite formed yet. You feel you have to explain to everyone you meet that you haven’t eaten all the pies, but can’t tell them why you’ve put on weight.

    7. The alcohol realisation

    At some point in your first 12 weeks of pregnancy you may soberly look at all your friends having a few drinks and realise it may feel a long time before you can enjoy a glass of wine with them again, and they definitely seemed a funnier bunch when you were drinking with them!

    8. You pretend to join in

    Pouring a caffeine free coke to join in with your friends while pretending you already put the vodka in to throw them off the scent of asking if you’re pregnant.

    9. Decaf has nothing on caf

    Switching to decaf coffee is not a good switch, there really is no comparison.

    10. Hibernation is so appealing

    You suddenly have a new found understanding of why animals hibernate in the winter, what a great idea.

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    India Bihar 'exam topper' sent to jail for cheating

    Ruby Rai with police after her arrest
    An Indian student has been sent to jail for cheating after she failed a retest.

    Ruby Rai, 17, ranked first in the Bihar state exams - but said in a video interview that her main subject political science was about cooking.

    After the video went viral, Ms Rai was made to re-sit her exams, and was arrested after she failed and had her original results cancelled.

    She was produced in court on Sunday where a magistrate sent her to jail until 8 July.

    The decision to send her to prison has been criticised given that she is a minor and should, therefore, be sent to a detention home for juveniles.

    The Hindu newspaper quoted Senior Superintendent of Police Manu Maharaj as saying that Ms Rai would have to "prove" that she was a minor. He did not specify how.
    One state minister told reporters that authorities needed to make the system accountable instead of punishing students.

    Meanwhile, arrest warrants have been issued for several other students who performed well in the exams, including Saurabh Shrestha who topped the science stream, but later could not say that H2O was water.

    The AFP news agency quoted police as saying that another 18 people had been arrested.
    Examiners who retested Ms Rai told reporters they were "shocked" by her performance. When asked to write an essay about the Indian poet Tulsidas, she only wrote "Tulsidas ji pranam (Salutations to Tulsidas)".

    Last year, parents of students in the state were photographed climbing school walls to pass on answers.
    The embarrassed state government had announced tough measures like fines and jail terms, intended to curb cheating this year.

    The markedly lower pass rate seen in the results announced last month was taken as an indication that the steps had worked.
    That is, of course, until the footage of Ms Rai's interview was aired.

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    US: Strict Texas abortion law struck down

    Protesters celebrate after the US Supreme Court strikes down a restrictive 2012 Texas abortion law.
    US Supreme Court hands down the first major abortion ruling since 2007.

    The US Supreme Court has struck down a 2013 Texas abortion law that imposed restrictive regulations on the procedure.

    The law requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals and clinics to maintain hospital-like conditions.

    Republicans contended the law protects women while advocates argued the measures restricts access to abortions.

    The key decision is the first major abortion ruling since 2007.

    Justice Anthony Kennedy sided with the court's liberals in the 5-3 decision, which marked the first time the High Court has limited state abortion legislation in more than 15 years.

    Nearly a thousand people gathered in front of the Supreme Court in the hot sun, holding signs and dancing to a Beyonce-heavy playlist.

    At times, the pro-choice crowd's loud music and shouting drowned out chants of "we are the pro-life generation" from the other side.

    But when the Court handed down its decision invalidating Texas' abortion laws, those who say they fight for life took to the microphones outside the court to say they would not give up.

    "Women were hurt today," one said. "There are two victims to abortion, and my heart is breaking."
    A few feet away, women holding "keep abortion legal" and "The burden is undue" signs danced, screamed and sang in reaction to the court's decision, many of them in disbelief - several had feared a tie.

    The last time the top court issued a ruling on a major abortion case was nine years ago in a 5-4 decision to uphold a federal law banning a late-term abortion procedure.

    The Supreme Court legalised abortion nationwide in its landmark 1973 Roe v Wade ruling.
    The typically nine-justice court was one member short after the death of Justin Antonin Scalia earlier this year.

    Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Clarence Thomas and Justice Samuel Alito dissented.

    In many parts of America, women have to travel for hours to get an abortion, because access to services is limited. Texas is one of those states.

    This decision strikes down laws which activists say were punitive and had no medical value. The majority opinion on the US Supreme Court may have agreed with that position, but this ruling alone can't change the deep divisions in America over the issue.

    More than four decades on from when the US Supreme court legalised abortion, many state legislatures continue to tighten access to it in other ways, such as reducing the time limits on when women can have one.

    Politicians in the state of Oklahoma recently voted to ban abortion but were later overturned by the state's governor. The strength of feeling there is mirrored across a number of southern states.
    In an election year, abortion is likely to be a key issue for debate - Hillary Clinton is a firm supporter of a woman's choice, while Donald Trump said he'd support measures which would criminalise doctors who carried out abortions.

    "By striking down politically motivated restrictions that made it nearly impossible for Texans to exercise their full reproductive rights, the court upheld every woman's right to safe, legal abortion, no matter where she lives," Democratic presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton said in a statement after the ruling.

    But Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, said the decision came "at the expense of children, women, and families".
    "Keeping abortion providers accountable should not be a political wedge issue. This ruling is further proof how much more work the pro-life movement has to do in the cause of life and human dignity." he said.

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    Tennis: Broady 1-5 Svitolina

    British number three Naomi Broady is under the cosh early doors against Elina Svitolina over on court three.

    Ukrainian Svitolina, seeded 17th, leads 5-1 in the first set.

    Broady has made it to round two at Wimbledon once before - in 2014.


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    Live now: Italy 0-0 Spain

    Andrea BarzagliReuters Spain get hold of the ball and enjoy some early possession as Cesc Fabregas feeds Nolito down the left but he slips too as he tries to deliver a cross, although I haven't been convinced by the Spanish striker this tournament. 

    Eder then shoots but his effort on the edge of the area is blocked.

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    F1 gossip: Ecclestone, Ricciardo, Brawn, Rosberg and Button

    Bernie Ecclestone
    Bernie Ecclestone's move will see Red Bull, Ferrari, Mercedes and McLaren lose their rights to historic bonus payments.

    F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone is preparing to change the way that "unfair" bonus payments are allocated, saying he is aiming to "come up with something more equal for all the teams".

    The new system could hit Ferrari, traditionally the best-paid team in the paddock, the hardest with as much as £60 million at stakeDan Istitene/Getty Images

    Bernie Ecclestone is preparing to scrap more than £150 million paid to the top four teams to wipe out inequality in the sport and give the smallest outfits a chance to compete.

    The Formula One chief executive is secretly preparing to wipe out historic bonus payments to Red Bull, Ferrari, McLaren and Mercedes to introduce a Premier League football-style system of flat payments plus prize money for performance.

    The new system could hit Ferrari, traditionally the best-paid team in the paddock, the hardest with as much as £60 million at stake. Red Bull would also face a massive loss after…

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    EU referendum petition hijacked by bots

    EU Petition

    An online petition calling for a second EU referendum has been hijacked by automated bots adding false signatures.

    Posts on the 4chan message board indicated that some users had scripted programs to automatically sign the petition.

    Thousands of signatures appeared to have come from people in Vatican City and Antarctica.
    The House of Commons petitions committee said it had removed 77,000 signatures and was investigating.

    UK Petitions website
    The petition has millions of signatures - but not all are real

    The petition currently has more than 3.6 million signatures, more than any other on the parliamentary website.

    Thousands of signatures from countries such as North Korea and the South Sandwich Islands have been removed, and a majority of the signatures now appear to come from the UK.

    But many could have been added by automated programs called bots and the petition continues to gather hundreds of signatures a minute.

    "With any online property that is designed for interaction, you need a mechanism in place to defeat automated means of adding content," said Rik Ferguson of computer security firm Trend Micro.
    "4chan is famous for this sort of mischief - and if websites don't have systems in place, they will get abused."

    "I voted 33,000 times"

    The government's petitions website does not appear to have a system in place to detect bots - such as a "captcha" picture that asks a user to recognise letters and numbers in an image, a task which is more difficult to automate.

    "It seems like a huge oversight for a website designed to be used by so many people to lack simple protection," said Mr Ferguson.

    Some members of the 4chan message board have claimed responsibility for the hijack.

    "I voted 33,000 times. Left a script running while I was taking a shower," wrote one member.
    Prime Minister David Cameron has already said there will be no second vote.

    The House of Commons petitions committee has said it will continue to monitor the petition for "suspicious activity".

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    Roller Coaster Crash: Two children in 'serious' condition

    Tsunami rideTwo boys who were among nine people injured in a rollercoaster crash at a North Lanarkshire theme park on Sunday remain in a serious condition.

    The ride derailed at M&D's, on the Motherwell side of Strathclyde Park.

    Two boys remain in a serious condition - a 12-year-old has chest, abdominal and leg injuries and an 11-year-old suffered serious arm and hand injuries.

    Four other boys, a 14-year-old girl and a 19-year-old man, are all stable in hospital, police said.
    A 19-year-old woman was released after treatment.

    'Serious incident'

    Det Insp John Malcolm said police wanted to speak to anyone who had witnessed the crash at 15:37 BST on Sunday.

    "This is a really serious incident that has affected many people visiting the theme park and our thoughts go out to those who have been injured," he said.

    "We have now launched a joint investigation with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and our priority is to find out the cause of the incident.

    "I would ask that anyone who witnessed the incident or indeed, anyone who may have video footage or photographs to get in touch with the dedicated inquiry team."

    Crash scene

    Police said the crash happened after five gondolas on the Tsunami inverted rollercoaster detached from their rails at a bend and fell to the ground.

    There were nine passengers on board - two 19-year-olds and seven children.

    A total of 10 people were taken to hospital in the aftermath of the crash.

    A 25-year-old woman who was passing-by was found not to be injured and was released from Wishaw General Hospital following an assessment.

    A 19-year-old woman who was treated for a wrist injury has been released.

    Three other children remain in a stable condition at Wishaw - a 14-year-old girl who suffered chest injuries, an 11-year-old boy who was kept in for observation and a 16-year-old boy who was treated for an injury to his arm.

    Crash scene

    The other casualties are being treated at two hospital in Glasgow.

    Four boys, two of whom are aged 11, one aged 12 and one aged 13, are being treated at the Royal Hospital for Children.

    In addition to the two who are in a serious condition, an 11-year-old, who suffered leg and head injuries, is stable, and a 13-year-old is being monitored.

    Investigation begins

    The 19-year-old man is being treated for a knee injury at Glasgow Royal Infirmary and is also stable.

    HSE principal inspector Barry Baker said a joint investigation with police was now under way.

    "Our thoughts are with the children and adults who have been injured in this incident and I must give praise to the emergency services and members of the public who came to their aid so quickly yesterday," he said.

    "We have brought HSE specialists in mechanical engineering to the site this morning, to begin the process of finding out what caused the gondolas to come off the rails.

    "HSE will work very closely with colleagues in the police as the investigation unfolds."

    Crash scene

    M&D's revealed that the Tsunami ride had been closed on Saturday due to a minor electrical fault but said it was fully operational when the park opened on Sunday.

    M&D's 'devastated'

    The park's director, Douglas Taylor, said: "Each and every ride within the theme park is safety checked on a daily basis and undergoes a thorough independent inspection every 12 months.

    "My brother Matthew and I have been in business together for 50 years and this is the first incident of this type that we have ever been involved in.

    "We are devastated as both a family and a business, and our heart goes out to everyone who has been affected by this accident."

    Mr Taylor paid tribute to the emergency services and members of the public who had helped in the aftermath of the crash.

    He added: "Our thoughts are with the people who have been injured and their families. We hope everyone makes a full recovery.

    "We are cooperating fully with the joint HSE and Police Scotland investigation.
    "It would be inappropriate to speculate on the cause of the accident until the investigation is complete."

    It is not the first time the park has experienced problems with its rides, including the Tsunami.
    Nine passengers, including children, were stranded for eight hours on the ride in July 2011 when it came to a halt 60ft (18.2m) above the ground. The malfunction was blamed on a broken lift chain.
    In March, eight people had to be rescued by firefighters when the park's Tornado rollercoaster ground to a halt 20 ft (6m) in the air.

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    Wednesday, 15 June 2016

    New photos of actress Fathia Balogun rocking her bald hair

    The Nollywood actress recently shaved her hair for a movie role. ‎More photos after the cut...

    Photo: Two illegal dealers of petroleum products sentenced to 6yrs in Jail

    The Econonic and Financial Crimes Commission arraigned two suspects, Paul Etim and Okon Edet Okon, on a 2-count charge of illegal dealing in petroleum products, before Justice E.A Obile of the Federal High Court, Calabar, Cross River State on Tuesday, June 14. They were convicted and sentenced to 6 years imprisonment each without an option of fine

    "Birthday gift for Boko boys" Nigerian Air Force captions a photo

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    Oscar Pistorius' murder case trial begins today as psychologist tells court 'he's a broken man' who shouldn't be jailed'

    South African athlete Oscar Pistorius, convicted of the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp is a 'broken man who shouldn't be jailed', a psychologist has told the court at his murder case trial going on today.
    The 29 year old athlete faces a minimum 15-year sentence in a case that has prompted a fierce debate in South Africa, a country beset by high levels of violent crime. Some rights groups say the 'white' athlete has received preferential treatment and would have been punished severely if he were black.

    Photos from Federal Government's townhall meeting in Akwa Ibom

    The Federal government's townhall meeting is presently happening in Akwa Ibom state. Ministers in attendance are Lai Mohammed (Information), Rotimi Amaechi (Transport), Amina Mohammed (Environment), Udoma Udo Udoma (Budget&National planning), Usani Uguru(Niger Delta Affairs). More photos after the cut...

    David Beckham's son Romeo plays tennis with Andy Murray while footballer dad watches (photos)

    David Beckham watched his son, Romeo, learn a thing or two as he trained with Britain's number one tennis player Andy Murray. Beckham and Romeo who also also bumped into Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios, were at the Queen's Club on Sunday to greet Murray as the world No 2 prepares for his Aegon Championships first-round match with Nicolas Mahut. More photos after the cut.

    Kach releases new photos

    AfroTrap King, Kach (real name Uche Kachikwu) signed to Signature Records is a graduate of Business Administration from the University of Bath, UK. Kach who made his debut in May 2014 with the release of a mix-tape titled; “After Hours”, followed by “Tension” and “Get up” both produced by popular producer, Sarz. As “Get Up” trended across major radio and TV stations and was rated among the top songs of 2014 for its creativity, production and appeal.

    'The only reason these girls have a career is because of Kim's sex tape'- Amber Rose re-ignites feud with the Kardashians

    Amber Rose has re-ignited her feud with Kim Kardashian after insisting that the only reason the Kardashian family have a career is because of Kim K's infamous sex tape with Ray J in 2007.

    Photos: Bauchi State Governor Muhammad Abubakar attends the funeral prayer of his driver's father

    Bauchi State Governor Muhammad Abdullahi Abubakar yesterday evening attended the Janazah prayer of his driver's father, Malam Musa Hassan (Bunun Lushi) who died Saturday after brief illness at the age of 80. The deceased left behind 7 children amongst whom is Alh. Sani, the senior driver to the Governor.
    The Governor prayed that Allah Almighty grant the soul of the deceased peace, mercy and forgiveness and also prayed Allah in His infinite Mercy give his children and grandchildren the fortitude to bear the loss. Shortly after the Janazah, the Governor led the Asr prayer at the residence of the deceased.