The Best Instagram Model ever

Meet Troja, an Irish Setter who spends her days exploring the Norwegian wilderness with her hooman and putting IG influencers TO 👏 SHAME. 👏

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Floof & Ferns

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Her hooman, photographer George Rotan, spoke to BuzzFeed about Troja, running their account @george_and_troja, and their various aesthetically pleasing adventures!!!

“Troja always came with me on hikes, but I never thought about photographing her until people on the trail started complimenting her looks,” Rotan

“Since I’ve started taking pictures of her, it’s created more of an interaction between us on our hikes. It’s led to a very strong companionship,” he said.

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Remember kids, if you freeze, freeze with style.

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Rotan got Troja back in 2012 shortly after his previous dog passed away. And originally, Troja’s caretaker thought she was too anxious to go to a home.

“Troja was very weak and insecure as a pup, but she had such a soulful, unique personality,” Rotan said. “I instantly fell in love with her and vowed to help her get better.”

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After challenging her to explore new places and meet different people, other dogs, and wild animals, Rotan says Troja is stronger and happier than ever!

Now, George and Troja go on daily hikes and over 100,000 people follow their beautiful adventures on Instagram!

UGH. What a life!!!!!! 💖💖💖

source: Instagram, buzzfeed

the Middle East: Sept. 29- Oct. 5, 2018

I was going to write a post surrounding Christian Ronaldo’s alleged rape accusations, until I saw this.

The world is in such a mess right now and none of us had the option to choose which part of the world we want to  a citizen of.

There are so many rape accusations, people coming out with the #MeToo, Africa, as always is in a power play, so is America, Hungary is now a mini Russia, Sweden is suddenly racist, China is still the most racist country in the world today, Refugees in Germany, UK  and Paris are creating chaos.

It’s too much, every where is dangerous.

That is why I will ask you for a favour right now as you read this, please say a prayer for the world, it doesn’t matter how long, just acknowledge these crisis in your heart and ask love to exude through you.

Let love reign.

Thanks for coming to my Tedx Talk, Oh, and don’t forget to subscribe .


 

 

Palestinian protesters hurl stones during a demonstration at the entrance of Erez border crossing between Gaza and Israel, in the northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Muslim women walk in the courtyard of the 7th century Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. President Bashar Assad told a little-known Kuwaiti newspaper Wednesday that Syria has reached a “major understanding” with Arab states after years of hostility over the country’s civil war.

In this Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 photo, participants attend the opening of the Syria rebuilding exhibition at the fair grounds in Damascus, Syria. With back-to-back trade fairs held in Damascus this month, Syria hopes to jumpstart reconstruction of its devastated cities by inviting international investors to take part in lucrative opportunities.

A Syrian student sits on the ground while studying in the Takiyya complex, an ancient construction with landscaped courtyards built on the banks of the Barada River in Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. President Bashar Assad told a little-known Kuwaiti newspaper on Wednesday that Syria has reached a “major understanding” with Arab states after years of hostility over the country’s civil war.

A Palestinian medic wears a plastic bag on his head as a protection from teargas fired from Israeli troops during a protest on the beach at the border with Israel near Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018.

Relatives of 15-year-old Palestinian Ahmed Abu Habel, who was killed by Israeli troops on Wednesday’s demonstration at the entrance of Erez border crossing between Gaza and Israel, carry his body out of the family house during his funeral in town of Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra

Palestinian protesters take cover next to the border fence during a protest on the beach at the border with Israel near Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018.

In this photo released on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, a missile is fired from city of Kermanshah in western Iran targeting the Islamic State group in Syria. Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard said Monday it launched ballistic missiles into eastern Syria targeting militants it blamed for a recent attack on a military parade. (Sepahnews via AP)

Palestinian protesters hurl stones during a demonstration at the entrance of Erez border crossing between Gaza and Israel, in the northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Lebanese soldiers stand guard as Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil tours a golf club, with diplomats and journalists, one of several locations they visited near Beirut’s international airport, in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. The ministry-organized tour, including a golf course and the soccer club, was an effort to dispel Israeli allegations of the presence of missile sites there. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar

In this Thursday Sept. 27, 2018 photo, a father gives water to his malnourished daughter at a feeding center in a hospital in Hodeida, Yemen. With US backing, the United Arab Emirates and its Yemeni allies have restarted their all-out assault on Yemen???s port city of Hodeida, aiming to wrest it from rebel hands. Victory here could be a turning point in the 3-year-old civil war, but it could also push the country into outright famine. Already, the fighting has been a catastrophe for civilians on the Red Sea coast.

In this Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 photo, fans of slain former beauty queen, fashion model and social media star Tara Fares left flowers and candles at her gravesite, in Najaf, Iraq. Fares won fame in conservative, Muslim-majority Iraq with outspoken opinions on personal freedom. Last week, she was shot and killed at the wheel of her white Porsche on a busy Baghdad street. The violence reverberated across Iraq and follows the slaying of a female activist in the southern city of Basra and the mysterious deaths of two well-known beauty experts. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)

In this photo released on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, missiles are fired from city of Kermanshah in western Iran targeting the Islamic State group in Syria. Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard said Monday it launched ballistic missiles into eastern Syria targeting militants it blamed for a recent attack on a military parade

Source; Apnews.com

Jimmy Fallon’s Hilarious Family Hashtag

Jimmy Fallon’s back at it again. Every now and then, he does a segment where he gets fans to tweet their funny stories. He already did one for “How I Got Dumped” and it was hilarious.

This time, Jimmy wanted to hear weird family stories. And boy oh boy, people delivered.

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It’s Hashtags time! Tweet out a funny, weird, or embarrassing thing a family member has done or said, and tag it with . Could be on the show!

Jimmy started with a pretty tame example. Not a bad start.

But Jimmy was soon to realise that wasn’t so weird after all. I mean, it’s not like his parents used kids as traffic cones.

There were stories about grandparents and dentures.

 

Or what about this story of the year round Christmas tree.

Finger painting, anyone?

Does your family sneak off in the dead of night to go on holiday?

This story’s kinda sweet tbf.

F. Scott Fitzgerald did not have this in mind when he wrote about the green light.

Getting roasted by your grandparents is the worst, let’s be honest.

“We are looking for a 4 here.”

I love aisle five of Disneyland.

There’s always next year…

And finally, never argue with a dog — they’ll always win!

Source: Buzzfeed, Twitter

Meghan Markle hosts cookbook fundraiser with her mom

Three of them are so cute.

Her mum seems extremely humble and that’s probably where the Duchess of Sussex gets her integrity

…and good looks, y’kno black don’t crack, ehem.

But I gotta confess your girl has  been brooding since the Royal couple officially came out together, I mean I could be 86th in line for the throne too, cut me some slack.

I  believe in an Ideal world, this is what love looks like, transparent and complete.

Good eye Harry!

Unto today’s story….

LONDON (AP) — Meghan Markle was joined by her mother Thursday to launch a cookbook aimed at raising money for the victims of London’s Grenfell Tower fire.

The former actress from the United States, who married Prince Harry and is now the Duchess of Sussex, hosted the reception at Kensington Palace beside her mother, Doria Ragland, to support the cookbook titled “Together.”

The book celebrates the power of cooking to strengthen communities and bring people together.

Harry also attended the event. The book was inspired by Markle’s visit to the Hubb Community Kitchen in North Kensington, which could only open a few days a week for lack of funds.

The cookbook features recipes from women in the community who prepare food to help and heal. The dishes include coconut chicken curry, aubergine masala, caramelized plum upside-down cake and spiced mint tea.

The 2017 Grenfell Tower fire killed 72 people and prompted nationwide calls for tightening building codes and increasing firefighting capabilities for large apartment blocks.

Source: Apnews.com

Super cute, super funny animal tweets

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WORLD’S GORGEOUS WATERFALLS

Hey Friends. These lovely pictures were so enchanting that I had to share them. Enjoy!

 

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SKOGAFOSS, ICELAND
A horseback rider overlooks a broad cascade in Iceland. PHOTOGRAPH BY SURANGA WEERATUNGA

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SKOGAFOSS, ICELAND
A visitor is dwarfed by the cascading water and mist of one of Iceland’s famous waterfalls.PHOTOGRAPH BY WITOLD ZIOMEK

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EL CHALTÉN, ARGENTINA
Moody weather shadows a cataract in Patagonia. PHOTOGRAPH BY LIANA MANUKYAN

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ELK FALLS, CANADA
This falls of the Campbell River blankets the surrounding rock with an icy spray. PHOTOGRAPH BY EIKO JONES

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MULTNOMAH FALLS, OREGON
After driving 11 hours straight, photographer Casey Horner

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STIRLING FALLS, NEW ZEALAND
Stirling Falls plummets from a height of nearly 500 feet in Fjorland National Park. PHOTOGRAPH BY LEONA CHORAZYOVA

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YOSEMITE FALLS, CALIFORNIA
In late April, snowmelt increases the flow of the iconic, 2,425-foot waterfall.PHOTOGRAPH BY JEB BUCHMAN

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“One of my favorite parks,” says photographer Gosha L

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NIAGARA FALLS, CANADA
The famous falls has the highest flow rate in North America and attracts about 30 million tourists a year.PHOTOGRAPH BY ISABELLE D

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DEVILS PUNCHBOWL, NEW ZEALAND
“This small southern beech tree caught my eye just as we were about to head back down the track to the township,” says photographer Wynston Cooper

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LOWER YELLOWSTONE FALLS, WYOMING
Colorful clouds roll over the falls, seen from the popular South Rim overlook known as Artist Point.PHOTOGRAPH BY RAYMOND CHOO

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RISTAFALLET, SWEDEN
Nearly 200 feet wide, this popular waterfall is one of Sweden’s largest.PHOTOGRAPH BY CALLE HÖGLUND

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SALTO CORUMBÁ, BRAZIL
Faced with tourists swimming at the base of the 230-foot-tall falls, photographer Victor Lima

 

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MULAFOSSUR WATERFALL, FAROE ISLANDS
A tall waterfall cascades off a promontory of Vagar, one of the North Atlantic’s autonomous Faroe Islands. PHOTOGRAPH BY HAITONG YU

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VERZASCA RIVER, SWITZERLAND

After a two-hour-trek, photographer Marc Henauer found one of the Swiss river’s many cataracts

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GULLFOSS, ICELAND
A visitor gazes into the gorge formed by this powerful waterfall in southern Iceland. PHOTOGRAPH BY RUSSELL PEARSON

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NELSON FALLS, AUSTRALIA
Trees diffuse the light of the setting sun across this tiered waterfall on Tasmania’s west coast.PHOTOGRAPH BY JIEFEI WANG

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TINAGO FALLS, PHILIPPINES
Taking its name from a Tagalog word meaning “hidden,” this remote but popular cascade can only be reached by descending 500 winding steps.PHOTOGRAPH BY KATHLEEN TUGANO

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BANFF, CANADA
Water still runs beneath the icy shell of this waterfall in Banff National Park.PHOTOGRAPH BY KATHLEEN CROFT

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PACIFIC NORTHWEST, UNITED STATES
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PALAIOKARYA, GREECE
These two waterfalls were artificially created beneath a stone bridge.PHOTOGRAPH BY CHRIS VASILIADIS

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KIRKJUFELLSFOSS, ICELAND
“The night left a thin layer of snow over the highest mountains [in] fresh air that is difficult to have in our cities,” describes photographer Alessandro Mari.

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GODAFOSS, ICELAND
Icy conditions made this shot a challenge: “Water spray was constantly refreezing to my lens, so I had to frequently wipe it down,” says photographer Ed Graham.

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NACHI GREAT WATERFALL, JAPAN
Over 400 feet high, with a waterflow of one ton per second, Japan’s tallest waterfall is the center of worship at the Kumano Nachi Grand Shrine. PHOTOGRAPH BY HIDENOBU SUZUKI

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TAPPIYA FALLS, PHILIPPINES
The Banaue Rice Terraces, sometimes called the Eighth Wonder of the World, envelop this high waterfall.PHOTOGRAPH BY JOEL BEAR

 

source:nationalgeographic.com

Release remanded 112 Imo women protesters SERAP, Nigerians demand

 

And Nigeria continues to plummet to an all time low . Here is a fraction of the reason  I wouldn’t argue with Trump for  his vile comments on minority countries;

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, including many Nigerians have demanded the unconditional release of 112 pro-Biafra Imo women who were arrested, detained and remanded in Owerri prison for participating in a peaceful protest to demand the whereabouts of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.

The women are to be remanded in jail till September 3 by Magistrate S.K Durumba for embarking on a peaceful protest. It was also gathered that one of the women (a pregnant woman) who broke down in the court as a result of the alleged beaten earlier received from the police during the peaceful protest was said to have bled profusely before she was rushed to an undisclosed hospital.

However, following their continued remand, the concerned Nigerians who condemned their incarceration called for their unconditional release. The Nigerians took to the micro-blogging site, twitter to call for the women’s release.

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Aid group: Ships not willing to save Mediterranean migrants

ROME (AP) — Migrants in distress at sea have told their rescuers that several ships passed them by without offering assistance, a European aid group said Sunday while seeking safe harbor for a rescue vessel with 141 migrants aboard.

SOS Mediterranee in a statement said that due to the recent refusal of Italy and Malta to let rescue vessels carrying migrants dock, ships might be now unwilling to get involved fearing they will be stranded with migrants aboard and denied a port to disembark them.

On Friday the group’s chartered ship Aquarius, which it operates in partnership with Doctors Without Borders, rescued 141 people in waters off Libya. Of these, 25 were found adrift on a small wooden boat that had no motor and was believed to have been at sea for about 35 hours, the group said. The other 116 people, including 67 unaccompanied minors, were rescued later that day, it said.

Nearly three-quarters of those rescued originate from Somalia and Eritrea. Many migrants recounted how they were “held in inhumane conditions in Libya,” where human traffickers are based, the aid group aid.

It added that Libya’s rescue coordination authorities wouldn’t provide the Aquarius with “a place of safety” and asked it to request safe harbor from another country’s authorities.

The Aquarius was sailing north in the Mediterranean Sunday in hopes of receiving docking permission from another country.

SOS Mediterranee said that “in a disturbing development, rescued people on board told out teams they encountered five different ships which did not offer them assistance before they were rescued by Aquarius.”

Aboard Aquarius is Doctors Without Borders project coordinator, Aloys Vimard, who elaborated.

“It seems the very principle of rendering assistance to persons in distress at sea is now at stake. Ships might be unwilling to respond to those in distress due to the high risk of being stranded and denied a place of safety,” the statement quoted Vimard as saying.

SOS Mediterranee said many of those aboard were extremely week and malnourished. Those rescued in recent years have said they receive scanty rations while kept in Libya to await the opportunity to leave on human smugglers’ unseaworthy boats.

“What is of utmost importance is that the survivors are brought to a place of safety without delay, where their basic needs can be met and where they can be protected from abuse,” the group quoted Nick Romaniuk, its search and rescue coordinator as saying.

In June, Aquarius was forced to sail north for days with more than 600 migrants to Spain after Italy and Malta refused it docking permission. Since then, other private rescue vessels have had to wait for days until some country agreed to let migrants disembark.

Italy’s new populist government has vowed that no more private aid ships will bring migrants to Italian shores.

Although arrivals in Italy of rescued migrants smuggled from Libya have sharply dropped off this year compared to previous years, some 600,000 reached Italian ports in the last few years. Italy demands fellow European Union countries take the asylum-seekers from Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

The tiny EU island nation of Malta says it can’t handle large numbers of migrants.

Cargo and other commercial vessels often have plucked migrants to safety from deflating rubber dinghies and rickety wooden boats. But with Italy’s crackdown, commercial ships risk being blocked for days at sea, unable to carry out their business. Recently a support ship for an offshore oil platform was left in limbo for days after rescuing migrants.

SOS Mediterranee said the Libya rescue coordination center didn’t inform it about migrant boats in distress despite knowing the Aquarius was nearby.

“It was extremely fortunate that we spotted these boats in distress ourselves” on Friday, the group said.

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Frances D’Emilio

APnews.com