Garlic: A healthy receipe for You

Garlic is more than a culinary mainstay that can add flavor to meals; it is a natural, traditional medicine that has antiviral, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. Research indicates regular consumption of garlic may:

  1. Alter how cholesterol is metabolized in the body, making it less likely to oxidize
  2. Lower blood pressure and decreasing clot formation, thus reducing the risk of stroke and heart attack
  3. Combat respiratory infections such as common colds and sore throats
  4. Reduce fungal or yeast infections

Eating raw garlic (chopped or mashed) releases the herb’s full potential as the active component, allicin, forms only on contact with air – I suggest chopping garlic and letting it sit for 10 minutes to get the full health potential that garlic offers. Garlic loses its antibiotic properties when you cook or dry it, and commercial garlic capsules do not preserve the full activity of the fresh bulb.

You can make raw garlic more palatable by chopping it fine, mixing it with food and eating it with a meal, or cut a clove into chunks and swallow them whole like pills.

 

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Chris Brown may land into another trouble

BrownA minor car crash could send Chris Brown to jail. Officials are allegedly investigating whether Brown violated the terms of his probation last week after he hit another vehicle in Los Angeles. Continue reading

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Liberty Reserve founder arrested in Spain

The founder of the Liberty Reserve digital currency business has been arrested in Spain on money-laundering charges, Costa Rican authorities have said. Officials in the Central American country said in a statement that Arthur Budovsky had been detained as part of an investigation that also involved US authorities. Police raided three homes and five businesses linked to the Costa-Rica-based Liberty Reserve and seized papers and digital documents that will be turned over to US authorities, the statement said. A Russian citizen was also arrested in the case in Costa Rica on Friday and will be extradited to the US, it said.

Budovsky, a naturalised Costa Rican citizen, was detained on Friday. He had renounced his US citizenship and become a resident and citizen of Costa Rica, Costa Rican authorities said.

Liberty Reserve is a company that allows users to apply for an account by supplying a valid email address. Once a person signs up for an account, Liberty Reserve gives them a user name and an account number and they can start transferring money around the world, Costa Rican officials said. They said the company shut its offices in Costa Rica in 2011. The website, however, had continued to operate, although it was offline on Monday.

According to Costa Rica police, Budovsky was sentenced in 2007 to five years’ probation after pleading guilty in a New York court to charges he operated an illegal financial services business similar to Liberty Reserve. Liberty Reserve’s origins are obscure, but it had grown into one of the criminal underworld’s best-known electronic currency systems, used by hackers the world over to discreetly move large sums of money across borders, experts say.

Liberty Reserve, which conducted its transactions in dollars, euros and roubles, operates as an anonymous, no-questions-asked alternative to the global banking system, said Aditya Sood, a computer science doctoral candidate at Michigan State University who has studied the electronic currency. “You don’t need to provide your full details, or personal information, or things like that,” he said in a telephone interview. “There’s no way to trace an account. That’s the beauty of the system.”

Offshore currency centres, generally set up in places beyond the reach of US or European law enforcement, can serve as middlemen between criminals and the mainstream financial world, brokering transactions that turn illegally obtained money into seemingly legitimate cash.

Sood said that despite prominent disclaimers warning against money laundering, the currency centres typically have little in the way of serious oversight. “They don’t care,” he said. “They have no idea where the money is coming from or where the money is going. That’s how they designed the model.”

Liberty Reserve appears to have played an important role in laundering the proceeds from the recent theft of some $45m from two Middle Eastern banks, according to legal documents made public by US authorities earlier this month.

The complaint against one of the Dominican Republic gang members allegedly involved in the theft states that thousands of dollars’ worth of stolen cash was deposited into two Liberty Reserve accounts via currency centres based in Siberia and Singapore. The loss of Liberty Reserve has the potential to cause a “major upheaval” in the cybercrime economy, said the investigative-journalist-turned-security-researcher Brian Krebs, who added in a blogpost that hackers writing in underground forums were already buzzing with concern over frozen funds.

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Vacancy for Driving

A medium size Audit, Assurance, and Taxation service providing firm based in Lagos is seeking for a qualified candidate to fill the position of a DRIVER

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of WAEC certificate holder
  • Must live within the Lekki-Ajah Axis
  • Good knowledge of Lagos roads
  • Current Driver’s Licence
  • Lagos Institute of Driver’s ID card
  • Must have a minimum of 5yrs experience

Remuneration: Very attractive

Method of Application: All applications & current resumes with passport photograph to be forwarded within two weeks to:

The Advertiser

P.O Box 632

Marina Lagos

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Law Jobs for Youth Corps

A commercial Law firm with offices in Lagos requires the services of a youth corp member who must be a Law graduate and has been called to the  Nigerian bar

The candidate must possess the following:

  1. Good grasp of commercial law in general
  2. Excellent communication and drafting skills
  3. Contemporary IT skills

Interested persons who believe they meet the above criteria should send in an application by e-mail together with their detailed Resume and scanned copies of their relevant certificates within 1 week of this publication to: corporatecommercialsolicitor@yahoo.com

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Accountant needed at Pact Nigeria

OPEN TO: All qualified candidates

POSITION: Senior Accountant

OPENING DATE: May 28 2013

CLOSING DATE: June 6 2013

LOCATION: Abuja

Pact Nigeria seeks for highly experienced and qualified candidate to fill the above mentioned position

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • The Senior Accountant will assist, establish and manage field office financial systems.
  • The jobholder will implement accounting and financial policies to ensure financial integrity of Pact program.
  • The jobholder will collaborate with the Director of Finance, grants and operations to monitor sub grantees budget for compliance.
  • He/She will ensure timely processing and remmittance of funds to sub granttees
  • He/She will ensure timely review, processing, and payment of invoices in collaboration with other finance and programs staff.
  • In conjunction with the Director of Finance, Grants and Operations, he/she will coordinate monthly financial reporting through Serenics Navision accounting software.
  • Support regular financial reviews of sub awards.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum of Bsc or Hnd in Accounting with ACA/ACCA/CPA Professional Accounting qualifications
  • Possess a minimum of 6 years cognate experience in grants accounting and sub award management
  • Experience  with accounting standards/practices of International organization a strong plus
  • Hands-On experience in the use of Serenics Navision package
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office suites

METHOD OF APPLICATION

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their reume/cv and cover letter on their suitability to: pactnigeriainfo@pactworld.org. The deadline for submission is close of Business on Thursday 6th of June 2013. All CV’s/resume/applications must be in either word format or PDF. Applicants MUST indicate the position applied for on the subject of the mail. Note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Salary attached to this position will be based on cognate experience

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THE ART CALLED FORGIVENESS

Forgivee

During the recent bombing in Boston, the suspects were asked to come forward and turn themselves over and apologize to the people who were affected directly or indirectly. Marriages, relationships are shattered because of betrayal of trust, infidelity, hearts are broken, terminal sicknesses are contacted. I heard a story of a woman who contacted HIV virus through the husband; the lives of loved ones have been lost due to terrorist attacks, war, careless release of bullets, carelessness of the medical, and so forth. The list can go on and on. The question that comes to mind is CAN THESE AFFECTED PEOPLE REALLY FORGIVE THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR THESE PLIGHTS THAT HAVE AFFECTED THEM SO BAD? Sincerely for a minute think about this.
Humbly speaking I can say that FORGIVENESS is a choice. Sincerely It is something that is not easy to spill out. Taking a look at all these examples mentioned above ,except you have not experienced a loss that gets you to the heart, you will agree with me that it is not easy to really and sincerely say I FORGIVE YOU. But do you know that there is a magic in truly saying those words. YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! there is. Continue reading

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