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Religion / Re: Catholic Church To Launch TV Station In Abuja by SirRomeo: 12:29pm On Dec 14, 2014
happy for us. Now CYON can grow better. am proud to be a Living Catholic. For God and for youth.
Career / Re: Pharmacists, Pharmacy Students And Interns. At Home Or Abroad, Let's Meet Here. by SirRomeo: 10:02pm On Sep 19, 2014
as men if honour.... pls is this thread still active. we started well but wat later happened? Mr Deola pls wake up
Business / Re: Fitch Upgrades Nigeria's Lagos State To 'aa+(nga)'; Outlook Stable by SirRomeo: 9:02pm On Sep 19, 2014
nawa ooo. I don't think I understood the marketing language. in short Lagos is better abi?
Romance / Re: Why Do Girls Change So Drastically When They Gain Admission? (calls For Concern) by SirRomeo: 1:37pm On Sep 15, 2014
I was almost a dead man when I had a GCE graduate as a Gf. mheen!!!! I was on top of the world then!!!! but “suddenly suddenly" she gained admission. Her calls reduced, the smiles reduced, our chat reduced, we began to have ntn to talk about than the ntn, kk, ttyl chat. Out of frustration omo I broke up oo. Hmmmmm GIRLS
Education / Motive Behind The Popular ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE by SirRomeo: 4:05pm On Sep 05, 2014
We’ve done it in onesies, we’ve
done it with desert sand, Matt
Damon’s even done it with toilet
water. But phenomenally
successful as the ice bucket
challenge may appear, what
kind of long-term behaviour
change potential does it really
have?
Over the last month, Facebook
walls have been drenched in
videos of people taking part in
the ice bucket challenge. From
scantily clad celebrities
showering themselves in ice, to
friends, family and the cookie
monster doing their bucket
thing, to a group of very merry
Irish nuns gleefully dousing one
another, it’s been a challenge for
anyone using social media to
miss.
But while the eye-catching stunt
raises momentary awareness of
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
(ALS) – also known as motor
neurone disease – and is
reported to have raised over
$100m to date , opinion is
divided as to the longer-term
impacts of the ice bucket
challenge, just as it was over the
likes of movember and
#nomakeupselfie in the past.
Putting aside the justified
backlash spearheaded by those
dismayed by a campaign centred
around disposing of water in a
world struggling to cope with
areas of widespread drought and
a lack of clean drinking water,
how does the ice bucket
challenge measure up?
Miriam Laverick, head of
campaigning at PR agency Four
Colman Getty , points out that
when it comes to raising the
profile of ALS and the ALS
Association, this campaign has
been a significant achievement.
She said: “They have had way
more than their 15 minutes of
fame. Charities campaigning on
diseases like cancer are always
going to have a bigger presence
in people’s lives, so to cut
through into the public eye and
become part of everyday
conversation in this way is a big
success. You could even argue
that media critical of the
campaign have contributed to
raising awareness of a disease
that people knew little about
beforehand.”
It’s this awareness that Rachel
Collinson, digital innovation
consultant for Xtraordinary
Fundraising believes is a key
catalyst for long-term behaviour
change. She said: “People change
their behaviour when it becomes
a societal norm. The ice bucket
challenge is going a long way to
make giving to charity part of
that normal pattern of
behaviour for anybody, and
shaming those who don’t. Like it
or not, that’s what happens.”
Niel Bowerman agrees that the
ice bucket challenge was a run-
away success for those raising
awareness about ALS. However,
the co-founder of the Centre for
Effective Altruism argues that
overall the campaign has the
potential to do more harm than
good.
“Evidence suggests that people
have a total ‘donation budget’,
so donating more to one place
means much less to another –
something my colleague Will
MacAskill refers to as funding
cannibalism ,” he said.
“Different charities have
different cost-effectiveness – for
example, the ALS Association
estimates that it costs on
average $200,000 per year to
support someone in the final
stages of the disease. In
comparison, the cost of an extra
year of healthy life from
distributing bed nets to tackle
malaria is only $100. You could
therefore argue that if the ALS
fundraising drive has moved
money from a more cost-
effective charity to a less cost-
effective one, this would be
harmful overall.”
While Collinson is acutely wary
of this method for assessing a
campaign’s effectiveness, seeing
it as “an incredibly narrow
definition based on capitalist
economics and some
fundamental assumptions about
what makes life worth living”,
she and Bowerman agree that it
is vital to ensure that a viral
campaign is translated into
ongoing commitment if the
benefits of that campaign are to
be realised. There are three
pieces of advice Collinson would
give the ALS Association:
educate new donors about the
difference their money will
make; start a thank you
campaign that aims to be just as
viral as the original; follow that
up quickly with a series of
welcome messages explaining
more about ALS and countering
some of the rumours that have
circulated about their spending.
The lesson? Being prepared and
proactive matters. Kony 2012 is
a memorable example of a
publicity disaster that ensued
when the campaign’s success
span out of control without
adequate resources to support it.
At the time, Dan Pallotta wrote
that the three founders of the
campaign against the Ugandan
rebel warlord, Joseph Kony,
were being attacked “not by
Kony, but by critics whose
voices are raised louder about
this video than they ever were
by Kony’s atrocities”. This
chimes with Laverick’s assertion
that many organisations are not
used to unleashing a campaign
over which they have little or no
control once in the public
domain.
Ultimately, doing just that has
paid off for the ALS Association.
Now only time will tell whether
they can convert their highly
successful viral campaign into
one that engenders positive,
long-term behavioural change.
Critics are dubious. And even if
a proportion of their current
donors do engage with the
charity and its cause on a deeper
level, there will always be those
who argue that the money
should have been directed
elsewhere to start with.

Technology Market / Re: CHEAPEST PRICES ON PHONES/TABLETS/POWERBANK:GIONEE,XIAOMI,OPO,CUBETALK,JIAYU ETC by SirRomeo: 1:53pm On Aug 15, 2014
I trust u people. u the best
Romance / Re: A Moment Of Love by SirRomeo: 2:39pm On Aug 02, 2014
[sub][/sub] kiss kiss #cryn. so sad
Politics / Re: FG Moves To Privatise Hospitals by SirRomeo: 12:01am On Jul 29, 2014
is that d best government can do. I pity us. they want to sell our hospitals to themselves again just like NEPA. The rich are still getting richer

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Celebrities / Re: 10 Billionaire Who Dropped Out Of School by SirRomeo: 11:53am On Jul 23, 2014
am very sure the writer is not trying to encourage ppl into dropping out of sch but those that are less privileged to drop out or didn't even attend sch not to give up. thanks

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Education / How To Manage Your Time by SirRomeo: 1:18am On Jul 22, 2014
Saw and decided to share.........
Do you feel like you race in circles all day,
but see few results from your actions at the
end of the day?
Do you find yourself repeating over and over,
"I would really love to go to the gym but, I
just don’t have time" or, "I’d be so happy if I
could finish this or that project I started so
long ago but, I just don’t know how to fit it
into my schedule?"
Breathe a sigh of relief because and use
these simple tips to create the time you need
to finish up those little projects you've
postponed for a long time.
1. Grab a journal, a blank piece of
paper, or open up a blank
document in your computer and
write at the top of the page “My
five top life priorities.” Then
choose the main five areas that
are important in your life, or
choose from the following areas:
Health (emotional, physical,
mental, spiritual) family, children,
friends, community, mate,
finances, aging parent,
volunteering, work, religion, fun,
hobbies
2. Next, I want you to choose the
five top activities you do during
the day. For example, if you have
16 hours of waking time then
choose those activities that take
most of your time during the day:
Working, watching TV, grooming
and personal hygiene, personal
calls and emails, social media
(Facebook, Twitter and the like),
Internet, commuting, fun, children/
grandchildren, health related
visits, church, community
3. The last step is to evaluate
whether your daily activities
support your life priorities and
decide if you need to make
adjustments.
Now that you have a clear idea of your
priorities and daily activities, you will be able
to make a better use of your time by
following these tips:
Make sure that you are spending time
on things that matter the most to
you so at the end of the day you
have no regrets.
Create a weekly schedule with the
projects you must complete before the
week ends.
Every night, take a few minutes to
write a to-do list for the following
day.
Choose three must-do activities that
will help you accomplish every project.
Schedule personal time to get
refreshed and reenergized.
Review how much you accomplished and
what needs to be rolled over the
next day's to-do list.
Always acknowledge how far you've
come and reward yourself for your
achievements!
#copied
Health / Things You Dont Know About Your Body by SirRomeo: 4:46pm On Jul 20, 2014
Did you know that human nose can remember up to 50000 different types of scents .
Research suggests that Children tend to grow faster in spring season as compared to any other time of the year !
Food is either cooled or warmed to a suitable temperature in the mouth !
Hugging releases oxytocin,which helps to heal physical wounds,makes someone trust you more !
Do you know that your Toe-prints are also unique , just like your finger prints !And imagine even your tongue print is unique!
You know ,you have no sense of smell when you're sleeping!
You know ,you can see your nose all the time but somehow your brain always ignores it!
We all blink after every few seconds, but do we know the purpose of blinking ! Blinking helps to wash tears over our eyeballs. That keeps them clean and moist.
An average person has over 1,460 dreams a year which is about 4 dreams every night!
Health / Re: Top 5 Advantages Of Drinking Water Early Morning(empty Stomach) by SirRomeo: 9:38am On Dec 05, 2013
Nice one. I use to abuse my gf that she takes water too much

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Politics / Re: Festus Iyayi Was Shot By Policemen In Kogi's Governor Convoy - SaharaReporters by SirRomeo: 11:50pm On Nov 19, 2013
I CANT BELIEVE THIS JOOR... PLS try another cool lie grin grin grin grin grin[color=#990000][/color]

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