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10 Years after Hurricane Katrina!

This write up is not my personal work, it is intended to amplify Robin Roberts' plight on New Orleans's Hurricane. A PERSONAL ESSAY BY ROBIN ROBERTS. There's no place like home, and the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast will always be home to me. Having lived there beginning at the age of 8, I had become accustomed to hurricanes. But Hurricane Katrina was different with forecasters using words like “catastrophic” and “historic.” The morning of Katrina I went to work as usual, co-hosting GMA alongside Charlie Gibson and Diane Sawyer. During commercial breaks I would call and check in with my family in Mississippi. My mother was too ill to evacuate so my sister, Dorothy, and her two girls stayed with her in our Biloxi home. The initial video we saw of the storm did not seem as bad as predicted. So I didn't worry too much when the phone lines back home went dead. But by early afternoon everyone realized it was even worse than we thought it would be. ABC immediately got me…

Effects and consequences of FG joint account for MDAs.

There is no policy without its pros and cons, and this is applicable to the recent policy made by President Muhammadu Buhari to all government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to open Single Treasury Account (STA) with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). One side of the policy is that it is capable of shooting up inter-bank rates and causing systemic backlash or collapse. Although, the new policy was necessitated by the need to check the total abuse of the funds for personal gain by banks and government officials. Finance professionals have warned that the immediate consequence of the policy would be illiquidity in the system that would increase the cost of funds and lending rate. Inter-bank rates that have been up to 50 percent in the last few days may hit the roof, as borrowing rates would also triple. My little experience in Microfinance and investment banking can permit me to say that the benefits might outweigh the challenges if properly handled. Small business wil…

memoir: wishes at the Mt.Maria

We climbed the hill together; not for sacred the mission that the mountain is known for, but to avoid parental sights. It was a calm environment at first, but I sensed some spiritual auras, so she made her wishes silently as I climbed further to say my prayers infront of the sacred statue of the Catholic Church's Mt. Maria. Instantly, we switched back to the main reason that made me travel down, after a busy day. She noticed that I must have been tired after work, but I came with precedences. I started from where we stopped during our chat; it's the 3rd time we are hooking up, (recently gave up close to 2years ago.) I needed to see her, read her lips and detect sincerity from her words before I take the gamma risk again. As she speaks, her voice is reawakening the memories of our first meeting point; when I was a teacher while she was a student, we lost the reason then: maybe she was young and I was naive...I quickly reminded her how she made the second attempt of reuniting us…

Wonders of Coconut water!

The coconut water strengthens your immune system and removes bacteria that cause urinary tract infections, gonorrhea, gum diseases and viruses which are causing cold, infection diseases and typhus. Your energy will be boosted and the thyroid gland hormones production will be enhanced. The water acts as a natural diuretic and it is very helpful for people that have kidney diseases. It will assist in cleansing the urinary tract and the bladder channels. The toxins will be eliminated and the kidney stones will be braked down. The coconut water includes high amount of fiber, which makes it very good for digestion. With regularly consummation the gastric acid will be eliminated. Because of its low level of fats, you can drink it in large amount. The coconut water will reduce your appetite and will keep you sated, which can lead to losing weight. Macerate a cotton wool in the coconut water and place it on the skin if you are having acne, oily or dry skin. The water will make the skin c…