Showing posts from December, 2010

Calabar Christmas Adult's Carnival 2010

I could not be anywhere else!!! The 2010 Calabar Christmas Adult Carnival was as usual, the best and biggest street Party / Carnival. You could not afford to be anywhere else. The Calabar Christmas Adult Carnival is an international event that occurs on the 27th of december each year and as usual, its always a blast.  Every year, the crowd that comes out to watch the carnival keeps growing at a tremendous pace and all accomodations in the city are always fully occupied. Also, for the first time ever, the Calabar Christmas Carnival also witnessed a live street fashion show of which I saw live but I just somehow did not take pictures of it. Although, while every year's carnival is always bigger than the previous, I did something unusual this year. Can you guess? I actually did not watch most part of the carnival although I was at the centre of it. The reason was that, just as previous years, the carnival always brings in massive crowds from all works of life and this year'

Calabar Christmas Children's Carnival 2010

I was There!!! The 2010 Calabar Christmas Carnival (Children's Category) was a blast. The Children's Carnival is an International yearly event that occurs on  the 26th of December every year and it is always a show-stopper. The best part of this is that, my presence at this year's (2010) children's carnival was actually my first time in attendance.  Like previous years, I always preferred staying away from the  children's carnival and stay back to prepare myself for the Adult  Carnival that takes place on the 27th but this time around, I had no  choice, I had to attend the children's carnival as I had a very good  friend of mine who came in from Abuja and wanted to attend both the  children's and adult's category. From Left: Eta Royalty Uso and Abdulkareem Ibrahim It was my first experience and just as the previous years editions that  I had always been briefed about / watched on tv, this year's edition  was also worth its weight in gold.


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Russia and Qatar To Host 2018 and 2022 World Cup

The world’s biggest sporting event continued its spread to new corners of the globe Thursday as Russia and Qatar were named as hosts of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup soccer tournaments. The fallout from the announcements in Zurich included a setback in soccer development for the United States, which lost its attempt to host the 2022 World Cup despite having an apparently superior technical bid. That tournament was awarded instead to Qatar, the tiny oil-rich nation in the Persian Gulf, meaning the World Cup will make its inaugural appearance in the Middle East. “We go to new lands,” Sepp Blatter, the president of FIFA, the sport’s world governing body, told Reuters. “Never has the World Cup been in Russia and Eastern Europe, and the Middle East and Arabic world has been waiting for a long time. So I’m a happy president when we talk about the development of football.” FIFA is an insular body, frequently criticized for its lack of transparency. Thursday’s votes by FIFA’s executive commi

Mercury Makes Birds Gay: Study

Mercury poisoning could wipe out birds - by making them gay, say scientists. A three-year study of 120 white ibises found more than half of males exposed to high levels of the chemical chose to pair off amongst themselves instead of with females. Males dosed up with methylmercury, the organic and most toxic form of mercury, showed reduced rates of traditional courtship behaviour. Even relatively low levels of mercury in the diet of male white ibises cause the birds to mate with each other rather than with females. As a result many of the females can't breed, and fewer chicks are produced. Dr Peter Frederick, of the University of Florida, warned that gay coupling could result in a 50 per cent reduction in chicks. He said: 'These effects on reproductive behaviour and sexual preference represent a novel mechanism by which contaminants may influence wild bird populations.'  Mercury is a naturally occurring metal released into the environment from rocks and soils, and in