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Politics / Re: Jonathan And Buhari May Hold Fence-Mending Meeting Outside The Country by Guapo(m): 3:28am On Feb 16
Chai grin

Jonathan's camp are expecting a cold defeat. So cold the reaction would be like that of this monkey. embarassed

#otuoke #oyoyo

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Travel / Was 2014 The Deadliest Year For Flights? Not Even Close! by Guapo(m): 10:57am On Feb 10
In Ukraine, the shootdown of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on July 17 killed all 298 aboard. Wednesday's crash of TransAsia Airways Flight 222 killed 48 in Taiwan, and on Thursday, Air Algerie Flight 5017 crashed in Mali, leaving at least 116 dead.
Then there's the unexplained loss of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, with 239 aboard, in March.
Different circumstances surround the crashes, but when more than 700 airline passengers and flight crew lose their lives in the span of 138 days, some travelers might be concerned about the global aviation safety net.
They may wonder if, statistically, the skies are getting more dangerous. They may ask themselves whether 2014 is trending toward one of the deadliest years in aviation history. Experts say no, don't be nervous. Just look carefully at the big picture.

The world has been enjoying the safest-ever overall period in aviation history, according to the aviation safety number crunchers. As shown in the chart above, the numbers of yearly aviation deaths and major plane crashes worldwide have been dropping for decades.
Last year, 265 people were killed in flight incidents -- the safest year in aviation since 1945.
This year, the worldwide number of aviation deaths has more than doubled, but it's still relatively low. There have been 761 deaths in 12 commercial aviation accidents in 2014, according to the Aviation Safety Network, one of several organizations that tracks these statistics. Its data — spanning 1946 to the present — include hijackings, sabotage and shootdowns.
With the exception of the 9/11 attacks, it's hard to know whether the loss of three airliners in seven days is unprecedented, said Rudy Quevedo, global program director of Washington's Flight Safety Foundation. Crunching those numbers would “take us some doing and would be very labor-intensive,” he said. “It is a rare event.”
The U.S. hasn't seen a large airliner crash with major loss of life since 2001, when American Airlines Flight 587 slammed into the Queens neighborhood of Belle Harbor, New York, killing 265.
More recently, 49 died in 2006 in the takeoff crash of a regional jet: Comair Flight 5191 in Lexington, Kentucky. In Buffalo, New York, 50 died in another regional plane crash, Colgan Air Flight 3407, in 2009.
Last year's crash landing in San Francisco of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 — a Boeing 777 — resulted in three deaths.


Clearly, the bigger the airplane, the more lives can be lost. In 1972, the worst year on record, there were 55 crashes. The Russian crash of Aeroflot Flight 217 killed 174 people, and 155 were killed in the Spanish crash of a Convair 990 Coronado.
In recent years, the data show, we're having fewer fatal accidents overall, said Quevedo. “It's a perfectly safe system. So while it's an unfortunate tragedy to have these recent three crashes together, it doesn't shock me, because you could go two or three years in a row without having one. It all equals out in the end.”
Measuring the number of crashes or deaths alone doesn't offer an accurate safety snapshot, Quevedo said. You also have to factor in the overall amount of aviation traffic.

To do that, aviation industry trackers monitor total worldwide airport departures by all commercial aircraft. Then they divide the number of annual accidents by that number of departures. The result is called the aviation accident rate.
Last year, the rate was 0.24 out of 1 million departures. That means less than one accident for every 1 million flights.
“That number proves that the chances of being in a fatal aircraft accident are extremely rare,” Quevedo said.
Andrew Charlton, managing director of Aviation Advocacy, a Swiss strategic consulting firm, put it differently: "The single most dangerous part about flying is driving to the airport.”

By Casey Tolan, Thom Patterson and Alicia Johnson, CNN- July 28, 2014

http://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2014/07/travel/aviation-data/

Chart 1: Commercial aviation deaths per year, worldwide

Chart 2: Global commercial crashes since 1946

Chart 3: Ten worst years for crashes / deaths

Chart 4: Ten years with fewest crashes / deaths

Source: Aviation Safety Network

Politics / Re: North Rejects Election Postponement; To Resist Any Attempt To Sack Jega by Guapo(m): 3:31am On Feb 08
Edygrin:
Lol.. The north should do their worst

You don't wanna see their worst mate.

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Politics / Re: Pictures Of Ambode Playing Football And Table Tennis by Guapo(m): 5:51pm On Feb 03
Akpan107:
He would have been better off on that.

Lagos need a more serious person to govern them.

Amode is a footballer

Jimi is the Governor of Lagos State.

GEJ is the President of Nigeria.

Say No to APC's bags of rice.

Say No to GEJ-branded bags of rice too. Vote with your head and not your stomach



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Politics / Re: I Will Do Better In My Second Term – Jonathan by Guapo(m): 5:46pm On Feb 03
Yea right! From his family home at Otuoke
Sports / Re: Adidas Terminates Contract With NFF by Guapo(m): 2:55pm On Aug 15, 2014
How I wish a local kit company would fill that void come December. Or is it too much to ask for?

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Travel / Re: Aero Flight Fire Alarm As Panic Passengers On Board Try To Disembark by Guapo(m): 5:27pm On Aug 08, 2014
Good practice by the airline in using another aircraft albeit it was a false alarm.

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Romance / Career Women And Relationships by Guapo(m): 1:12pm On Jul 06, 2014
Fast track to femininity: Why competing with men has left women out of touch with their feminine side

By Anna Pasternak

Recently, the media has been awash with articles suggesting that career women are to relationships what garlic is to a vampire - the kiss of death.

We're unable to sustain meaningful unions, apparently, because men are intimidated by our intellect, threatened by our higher earning potential and turned off by our controlling, capable, yet powerful personalities.

While this has been my personal experience - I was left by the father of my daughter (now nearly five) three years ago when I was the higher earner - I think that the issue goes far deeper.

It is more psychological than sociological.The problem, I believe, is not so much with career women per se, but that women are increasingly out of balance with themselves and, therefore, with men. I know I am.In the past three years of being single, I have been on a handful of dates.

Two years ago I went to dinner with a doctor who told me that I 'wasn't in touch with my femininity' as I 'didn't flirt or wear much make-up'.His diagnosis also included the undeniable fact that I was in 'acute need of affection'.

The last straw came four months ago when I had dinner with a successful, high-profile entrepreneur who literally screamed at me that I was 'so in control it was scary' - although he did backtrack when I dropped my head towards my plate and started sobbing. As well as being hurt, I was shocked and outraged. What, I thought, had become of modern man's chivalry? But later, I grudgingly reasoned, maybe he had a point - what had become of my femininity?

The difficulty for many of today's career women is that in order to compete with men, we've morphed into them. We've worked ourselves half to death in order to conquer the career ladder, yet in the process we've trampled our core femininity into the ground.

Read more;
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1039030/Fast-track-femininity-Why-competing-men-left-women-touch-feminine-side.html
Sports / Re: Chelsea Fan Gets Mikel Tattoo After Rare Goal by Guapo(m): 9:29am On Jan 08, 2014
Which kain bobby yansh be dis. undecided
Religion / Re: Jehovah's Witnesses Are The Only True Follower Of Christ:::**see Proof**:: by Guapo(m): 2:33pm On Dec 10, 2013
@ op. You don't need to open a thread for it.
I doubt you are one of Jehovah's Witnesses though. Those guys are too modest to advertise themselves. They let their actions and teachings advertise them.
One weird thing that makes me think they are special is due to the fact that they are widely criticised but they hardly feel discouraged. The world views them and their teachings as unpopular. That to me is a positive thing.

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Politics / Re: Gov. Fashola Inspect New Dalian Locomotive Trains For Lagos (Photos) by Guapo(m): 6:13am On Dec 09, 2013
plaindealer:


Fully retrofitted and some are already in Lagos...



Cool. Thanks
Politics / Re: Gov. Fashola Inspect New Dalian Locomotive Trains For Lagos (Photos) by Guapo(m): 11:00pm On Dec 08, 2013
Anyone knows what happened to the procurement of Canada's TTC trains that are been reconfigured to standard guage in the US? Has the deal been struck off?

I like the fact that these train cars are new though.

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Politics / Re: Nelson Mandela- In His Words by Guapo(m): 9:34am On Dec 06, 2013

Politics / Re: Nelson Mandela- In His Words by Guapo(m): 9:33am On Dec 06, 2013
Nelson Mandela, the revered South African anti-apartheid icon who spent 27 years in prison, led his country to democracy and became its first black president, died Thursday at home. He was 95.
"He is now resting," said South African President Jacob Zuma. "He is now at peace."
"Our nation has lost its greatest son," he continued. "Our people have lost a father."
A state funeral will be held, and Zuma called for mourners to conduct themselves with "the dignity and respect" that Mandela personified.
"Wherever we are in the country, wherever we are in the world ... let us reaffirm his vision of a society in which none is exploited, oppressed or dispossessed by another," he said as tributes began pouring in from across the world.
Politics / Re: Nelson Mandela- In His Words by Guapo(m): 9:31am On Dec 06, 2013
Appearances matter — and remember to smile.
cry cry
This helped me a great deal.
Politics / Re: Nelson Mandela- In His Words by Guapo(m): 9:30am On Dec 06, 2013
It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones.
Politics / Re: Nelson Mandela- In His Words by Guapo(m): 9:29am On Dec 06, 2013
Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Like Slavery and Apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great. YOU can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom.
Politics / Re: Nelson Mandela- In His Words by Guapo(m): 9:21am On Dec 06, 2013
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
Politics / Re: Nelson Mandela- In His Words by Guapo(m): 9:21am On Dec 06, 2013
As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in prison.
Politics / Re: Nelson Mandela- In His Words by Guapo(m): 9:18am On Dec 06, 2013
Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.
Politics / Re: Nelson Mandela- In His Words by Guapo(m): 9:18am On Dec 06, 2013
There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
Politics / Re: Nelson Mandela- In His Words by Guapo(m): 9:17am On Dec 06, 2013
The greatest glory in living
lies not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
Politics / Re: Nelson Mandela- In His Words by Guapo(m): 9:16am On Dec 06, 2013
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
Politics / Re: Nelson Mandela- In His Words by Guapo(m): 9:15am On Dec 06, 2013
Lead from the back — and let others believe they are in front.
Politics / Re: Nelson Mandela- In His Words by Guapo(m): 9:14am On Dec 06, 2013
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
Politics / Re: Nelson Mandela- In His Words by Guapo(m): 9:14am On Dec 06, 2013
No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.
Politics / Re: Nelson Mandela- In His Words by Guapo(m): 9:13am On Dec 06, 2013
Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
Politics / Re: Nelson Mandela- In His Words by Guapo(m): 9:12am On Dec 06, 2013
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
Politics / Re: Nelson Mandela- In His Words by Guapo(m): 9:11am On Dec 06, 2013
It always seems impossible until it's done.
Politics / Re: Nelson Mandela- In His Words by Guapo(m): 9:10am On Dec 06, 2013
A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.
Politics / Re: Nelson Mandela- In His Words by Guapo(m): 9:09am On Dec 06, 2013
I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one's head pointed toward the sun, one's feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.
Politics / Re: Nelson Mandela- In His Words by Guapo(m): 9:08am On Dec 06, 2013
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

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