Michael Che of ‘SNL’ Will Pay One Month’s Rent for All 160 Apartments in His Late Grandmother’s Public Housing Building

Kevin Winter/Getty Images “Saturday Night Live” star Michael Che lost his grandmother to the novel coronavirus last week. And he’s honouring her memory by covering one month’s rent for her old neighbours in a New York City public housing building. The “Weekend Update” host revealed in a now-deleted Instagram post lastContinue Reading

A Big Contrarian Investor Sells Apple, Intel, and Disney Stock. Here’s What It Bought.

 A contrarian investment manager recently made some big changes in its U.S.-traded investments as the markets were roiled by the coronavirus pandemic. Montreal-based Hexavest slashed holdings in Apple (ticker: AAPL), Intel (INTC), and Walt Disney (DIS). It also initiated a position in Oracle (ORCL). Hexavest disclosed the trades, among others, in a form it filed with the Securities and ExchangeContinue Reading

Opinion: ‘Sell in May and go away’ is a warning to stock investors now more than ever

Dow’s weakness since last Halloween is a bad omen for the next six months Photo by JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images The stock market’s most favourable six-month period is coming to an end, without much to show for it. I’m referring to the six-months on, six-months off a seasonal patternContinue Reading

It’s damage assessment time for 401(k) investors

0 It’s damage assessment time for 401(k) investors Correction & clarification: An earlier version of this story misstated the first name of financial adviser Paul Waller. Retirement savers should brace for grim news when they review their first-quarter statements. The first bear market since 2009 shaved 20% off the StandardContinue Reading

Retirement expert: The ‘4% rule is no longer a safe withdrawal rate’

Given the recent stock market losses and rising fears of recession, retirees shouldn’t bet on the traditional 4% withdrawal rule for their retirement savings, experts warn. The rule refers to the percentage amount that financial advisers recommend retirees should withdraw from their portfolio on an annual basis. “The 4% ruleContinue Reading

0 Natural Gas Price Fundamental Daily Forecast – With Oil Prices Down, Production Cuts May Be Coming Natural gas prices are surging on Friday shortly after the regular session opening and Thursday’s dramatic technical reversal as traders shrugged off yesterday’s bearish government storage report, choosing instead to focus on the rapid pace of falling production. Falling spot prices and the emergence of milder weather patterns may be limiting gains. At 13:01 GMT, June natural gas futures are trading $1.895, up $0.050 or +2.71%. According to Natural Gas Intelligence (NGI), with the relaxing of coronavirus-related shutdowns and stay-at-home orders not yet know, the supply side of the equation is starting to come into focus. Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. (TPH) analysts said the last two days of flow data showed total U.S. gas production down around 1.5 Bcf/d, “which could indicate the first signs of a break in U.S. gas supply.” U.S. Energy Information Administration Weekly Storage Report The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported Thursday that domestic supplies of natural gas rose by 73 billion cubic feet for the week-ended April 10. That was generally in line with average expectations for an increase of 71 billion cubic feet, according to a survey of analysts. Total stocks now stand at 2.097 trillion cubic feet, up 876 billion cubic feet from a year ago, and 370 billion cubic feet above the five-year average, the government said. NGI said a Bloomberg survey showed projections ranging from 42 Bcf to 78 Bcf, with a median build of 67 Bcf. A Dow Jones poll showed estimates as low as 39 Bcf and produced an average 58 Bcf injection. NGI’s model pegged the build at 57 Bcf. Last year, the EIA recorded a 73 Bcf build for the similar week, and the five-year average is a build of 27 Bcf. Short-Term Weather Outlook According to NatGasWeather for April 17 – April 23, “Cool shots will continue across the central and northern US into early next week with chilly lows of 20s and 30s. Texas and the South will warm back into the 70s and 80s into the foreseeable future, locally a touch hot into the 90s. The West will be mostly comfortable with highs of 50s to 80s for light demand. Warmer than normal conditions will build across all but the northeastern US mid-next week with national demand easing to lighter levels.” Short-Term Outlook Oil prices are down again with nearby futures under $18. This suggests further loss in US oil rigs for this afternoons Baker-Hughes rigs report. It will be watched very closely as it already has dropped a huge amount of oil rigs the past 3-4 weeks, declining more than 30%. This means less associated gas production. However, traders are asking themselves, when is this going to happen? It still hasn’t shown up in the data, given the two straight solidly bearish EIA storage reports. Today’s bullish price action suggests traders are already starting to price in the production cuts.

Natural gas prices are surging on Friday shortly after the regular session opening and Thursday’s dramatic technical reversal as traders shrugged off yesterday’s bearish government storage report, choosing instead to focus on the rapid pace of falling production. Falling spot prices and the emergence of milder weather patterns may beContinue Reading

Isolation is never easy — but in some places it’s easier than others. Only eight U.S. cities have median lot sizes with over 10,000 square feet, according to a new study by listing site Point2 Homes, a subsidiary of Yardi Systems, a Santa Barbara-based investment and property management software. “The most interesting thing is that during this pandemic, smaller cities are more livable than the big cities. This is only happening right now during the pandemic, when everybody has to stay indoors — or in their backyard if they’re lucky,” said Monica Alistar, a spokesperson for Point2 Homes. The study used median square footage from residential property data on the Point2Homes.com and PropertyShark.com platforms. Best and worse cities during isolation by lot size. By Point2 Homes. View photos Best and worse cities during isolation by lot size. By Point2 Homes. More Raleigh, N.C. has the largest median lot size of U.S. cities at 15,682 square feet, according to the study. Virginia Beach, Atlanta, Kansas City, Wichita, Tulsa and Jacksonville all claimed lots over 10,000 square feet. In general, populations in these cities were significantly lower than populations in small-lot cities, but some big cities like Atlanta (12,700 square feet) and Austin (median 9,975 square feet) also ranked No. 3 and No. 9, respectively, for largest lot sizes. Americans without a yard or a terrace for fresh air still might be better off if they have more space to move around inside, said Alistar, so the study also calculated indoor square footage. “We wanted to look at both lot size and living space inside because that is the next best thing. Of course, it would be great to have a backyard or a terrace — that would be amazing. But these cities do not have that,” said the study’s author, Andra Hopulele, a senior real estate writer at Point2 Homes. Best and worse cities during isolation by living area. By Point2 Homes. View photos Best and worse cities during isolation by living area. By Point2 Homes. More Colorado Springs had the biggest median interior living area, at 2,930 square feet — compared to the smallest living space in Boston, with a median 1,127 square feet indoors. “If you look at the median living area, you see that the median in Colorado Springs is double that in Boston — more than double. So it's really disproportionate. There are big differences between the first on the list and the last one. I was surprised by that honestly,” said Alistar. On the East Coast, Raleigh and Charlotte, N.C. had the largest living areas, with 2,451 and 2,128 square feet, respectively. Indianapolis had the most indoor space in the Midwest, with 2,704 square feet. Cramped urban spaces New Yorkers are most likely to be cooped up during the pandemic — Brooklyn had the smallest median lot size, at 2,250 square feet. In fact, the study included four New York City boroughs on the list, including Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens and Staten Island. Manhattan was not included in the study because lot sizes were not available. Other Northeastern cities with the smallest lots included Philadelphia and Washington D.C. Chicago was the smallest in the Midwest at 3,781 square feet, while San Francisco clocked in as the smallest lots in the West Coast, with 2,840 square feet per lot, and New Orleans had the smallest lots in the South, at just over 5,000 square feet per lot. “The properties that have the smallest outdoor spaces are located in sought-after urban hubs, but obviously, people there do not get to enjoy gardens or backyards, as people in smaller cities do,” said Alistar. “The big city is good for business and lifestyle, but during these times of lockdown, people in these cities might be less happy.” Indoors, small living areas are clustered in the Northeast: Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C. and Staten Island. Detroit and Columbus, Ohio had the smallest spaces in the Midwest. Miami had the smallest living area in the South, with a median 1,487-square-foot living space, and on the West Coast, San Francisco and San Diego both had median indoor space under 1,500 square feet. “Right now, it would obviously be better to have a four bedroom, rather than, say, a studio. Especially if you have a family, the size of your home may force you to work in the same room with the children, who might be homeschooling. It isn’t ideal,” said Hopulele.

Isolation is never easy — but in some places, it’s easier than others. Only eight U.S. cities have median lot sizes with over 10,000 square feet, according to a new study by listing site Point2 Homes, a subsidiary of Yardi Systems, a Santa Barbara-based investment and property management software. “The most interestingContinue Reading


Lagos, Nigeria — In a plush living room of a home in a wealthy suburb of Lagos, three teenagers are huddled around a computer. Kudirat Abiola, 15, Temitayo Asuni, 15 and Susan Ubogu, 16, want to change the law on child marriage in Nigeria and they’re deep in discussion, even ignoringContinue Reading

Trump and Congressmen

The White House and Senate leaders of both parties announced agreement early Wednesday on unprecedented emergency legislation to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic. The urgently needed pandemic response measure is the largest economic rescue measure in history and isContinue Reading

World Jet Fuel

Global jet demand is likely to see a dramatic drop possibly by up to 70% especially in the second quarter of 2020 as an increasing number of countries apply travel quotas to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), experts foresee. Cuneyt Kazokoglu, director of Oil Demand at London-basedContinue Reading

School Closed

The Edo State Government has shut down and withdrawn the operating license of the Salvation International School, for flouting the directive of the government on the closure of all schools in the state, as part of measures to halt the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Special Adviser to the Governor, ProgrammeContinue Reading

Veteran Nollywood actress, Hilda Dokubo, has on Tuesday, asked Nigerian Pastors with supernatural powers to visit hospitals and locate those infected with coronavirus and heal them. Disclosing this via her Instagram page, the former SA to Peter Odili, said “Can all the pastors who are convinced that they have supernaturalContinue Reading

3 Questions to Ask Before Building Your Real Estate Portfolio

Over the past 20 years, US real estate has outperformed both stocks and bonds.[1] While we see several reasons for that trend to continue going forward, we also believe it is important for investors to develop an appropriate framework for their real estate (and overall) portfolio return expectations. We speak dailyContinue Reading

Vice President Osinbanjo

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has aborted his official trip outside Abuja due to the death of one his police outriders, Ali Gomina, who died in an accident involving the VP’s convoy along Airport Road, Abuja. The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the VP, Laolu Akande, confirmed the incidentContinue Reading


Ladies Lead the Approach for NASA’s House Launch System Rocket Program The 4 ladies in control of the trouble to construct and take a look at the 212-foot-tall rocket stage that can allow NASA’s first Artemis mission to the Moon watch as the primary accomplished core stage for NASA’s House Launch System Program rollsContinue Reading


The Federal Government, through the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, paid N43.09 billion as subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, also known as petrol, in the month of February 2020, according to data obtained from the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, PPPRA. The amount paid as subsidy in January 2020Continue Reading


Underwater Photographer of the Year celebrates photography beneath the surface of the ocean, lakes and rivers. More than 5,500 underwater pictures were entered in 13 categories by underwater photographers from 70 countries around the world. Image copyrightGREG LECOEURImage captionGreg Lecoeur won Underwater Photographer of the Year 2020 with Frozen MobileContinue Reading

trump and sander

With Bernie Sanders looking more and more like the potential Democratic presidential nominee, the good people at the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia have released their first take on what the electoral map might look like in a matchup between the senator from Vermont and President Donald Trump. TheContinue Reading


From his high-rise desk overlooking the sprawling metropolis of Addis Ababa, Markos Lemma has a reasonably good view. Because the founding father of expertise innovation hub IceAddis, his co-working area is often abuzz with wide-eyed entrepreneurs fuelled on sturdy espresso and large desires. However when the web shuts down, allContinue Reading


Trump: We now have made “large progress” towards a US-India commerce deal In joint statements exterior Hyderabad Home in New Delhi simply now, President Donald Trump expressed optimism concerning a US-India commerce deal and introduced new protection spending after a bilateral assembly with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Calling theContinue Reading

Hosni Mubarak

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak – ousted by the army in 2011 – has died in Cairo on the age of 91. Mubarak spent three a long time in workplace earlier than a well-liked rebellion swept Egypt. He was discovered responsible of complicity within the killing of protesters throughout theContinue Reading




India has as soon as once more topped an annual checklist of cities with the worst air high quality on the planet, in accordance with a brand new report, whereas Chinese language cities have continued to indicate enhancements from the earlier 12 months. Twenty-one of the world’s 30 cities with the worst air air pollution are inContinue Reading

Dr. E.C. Iwuanyanwu


Corona Virus

Italian officers have minimize quick the Venice Carnival as they attempt to management what’s now the worst outbreak of the coronavirus in Europe. Authorities within the Veneto area mentioned the occasion would finish afterward Sunday, two days sooner than scheduled. Italy has by far the very best variety of coronavirusContinue Reading

Why twitter is best for business

Many manufacturers and companies have discovered large success on Twitter. In the event you’re nonetheless on the fence about it, learn on to seek out out why Twitter simply could be the good platform for your small business. Tweeting is as simple as 1-2-3 In contrast to writing weblog postsContinue Reading

Twitter is Wall Street's favorite social media stock

Twitter’s choice to not settle for adverts from politicians — regardless that the social media platform is used incessantly by President Donald Trump and the Democratic presidential contenders — seems to be paying dividends. Shares of Twitter (TWTR) are up practically 20% thus far in 2020. That is properly forward of the featuresContinue Reading


It is a acquainted plot line: Prime intelligence officers ship a warning to lawmakers that Russia needs to intervene within the upcoming presidential election — and that the Kremlin’s most popular final result is a win by President Donald Trump. However Russiagate 2 might not be a simple sequel for RussianContinue Reading

Town hall proved that Trump should be worried

The primary CNN city corridor in Nevada supplied excellent news for Democratic voters hoping for sturdy, competent candidates who can tackle Donald Trump: This discipline has lots of them. On Tuesday, Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar fielded questions from Nevada voters and CNN anchors, and every took theContinue Reading

Woman plays violin while surgeons remove tumour from her brain

A patient at a British hospital played Mahler and Gershwin on the violin while a tumour was removed from her brain so that surgeons could preserve her ability to play music and her 40-year passion for the instrument. Dagmar Turner, 53, a former management consultant from the Isle of Wight,Continue Reading

Adidas says business activity in China has dropped 85% due to coronavirus

Adidas says enterprise exercise in China has dropped 85% because of coronavirus German sportswear large Adidas launched up to date steerage Wednesday revealing its enterprise exercise in China has dropped 85% due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. “Our enterprise exercise in Higher China has been round 85% beneath the priorContinue Reading

Beasts of No Nation

WARNING: This text incorporates disturbing scenes together with photos of torture BBC Africa Eye has uncovered surprising video proof that torture is being utilized by a number of branches of the Nigerian police and armed forces. Torture is illegitimate in Nigeria. However photos from social media present {that a} explicitContinue Reading


The world is facing multiple health challenges. These range from outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases like measles and diphtheria, increasing reports of drug-resistant pathogens, growing rates of obesity and physical inactivity to the health impacts of environmental pollution and climate change and multiple humanitarian crises. To address these and other threats,Continue Reading


Uber has marked an arrangement with Nissan to give 2,000 of the Japanese automaker’s everything electric Leaf vehicles for drivers in London, as a major aspect of an offer to decrease air contamination. The ride-sharing firm at present needs to go completely electric in the Capital by 2025, which wouldContinue Reading


Following the controversy trailing the establishment of a regional security outfit, AMOTEKUN which was recently launched by southwest governors to counter insecurity, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, the umbrella body for Fulani herders in the country has called for the arrest of Yoruba leaders who spoke in defense of the establishmentContinue Reading


Nigerians have made, and are continuing to make, a unique and distinctive contribution to English as a global language. We highlight their contributions in this month’s update of the Oxford English Dictionary, as a number of Nigerian English words make it into the dictionary for the first time. The majorityContinue Reading


“A capacity, and taste, for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others.” ~Abraham Lincoln. Books are the greatest treasures of all time. Great men have had their lives transformed through books. There is one amazing thing I have discovered over the years – BOOKS ARE EVERYWHERE!!!Continue Reading


One of the most difficult jobs in the world is to be a good parent – to raise children and help them grow up into happy, emotionally healthy, responsible and intelligent adults who can contribute to the world. Parenting1 should not be lopsided but balanced, an aspect of a child’sContinue Reading


Hello Everyone, My name is Amaechi Chukwuma (a.k.a Smartchuks). Welcome to the maiden edition of SHARING LIFE EXPERIENCES/REALITIES WITH SMARTCHUKS, where I’ll be sharing with you the intricacy of Life as we see it today, based on my observation of Events happening in our World and from my own pointContinue Reading


The Ebonyi State Government on Monday said Operation Amotekun security outfit launched in the South-West last week was its brainchild. It said governors in the South-West region ‘stole’ “the security idea from it, saying, “when the governor of Kano State, muted something about this kind of security architecture in theContinue Reading


The traditional ruler of Ugbele Akah Autonomous Community in Njaba Local Government Area, Eze Peter C. Ukonu (Akpara 1 of Ugbele-Akah) has identified the Supreme Court judgment that declared the Imo APC candidate of the 2019 gubernatorial election, Senator Hope Uzodinma winner as the real judgment. Eze Ukonu stated thisContinue Reading

armed forces day

Abia State Governor Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has called on Nigerians to always contribute to the always contribute the development of the nation and the world by working for the peace and mutual coexistence of peoples through swift and non-violent means of conflict resolution. The Governor stated his during the ceremonyContinue Reading

self motivation

THE BEST MOTIVATION IS SELF MOTIVATION! “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.” ~Zig Ziglar “The lizard that jumped from the high iroko tree said he would praise himself if no one else did.” ~Nigerian Proverb It does not matter whatContinue Reading

I work well with Eze Ohiri- Ihedioha

  Imo State governor, Rt. Emeka Ihedioha has commended Eze Agunwa Samuel Ohiri, Obi of Obi-Orodo, for his outstanding leadership qualities as a traditional ruler. The governor said he has also maintained a cordial working relationship with Eze Ohiri, Chairman, and Imo State Council of Traditional Rulers. The governor statedContinue Reading

Allow consciousness of eternity guide your actions, Christians, told

The Vice-Chancellor of Imo State University, Owerri, prof. Adaobi Obasi has admonished Christians to allow the consciousness of where they would spend their actions. Prof. Obasi gave the advice in a keynote address she delivered at the 28th Diocesan Mother’s Union Conference held at St. Peter’s Anglican Church Alaenyi OgwaContinue Reading


  -Describe protesters as lawless -Thanks, staff, Imolites or resisting them Barely two days after the Imo state chapter of All Progressive Congress(APC) led by Chef Macron Nlemigbo dissociated their party from a recently organized protest which saw some stern-looking young men, said to be hired from neighbouring towns aroundContinue Reading

Imo APC and Penchant for Self-Help, Much Motion, No Movement

There’s something that yet to add up in the political group known as APC in Imo State. And after a critical observation and assessment, that something has been identified as the absence of the party in the State in real terms. I stand to be contradicted on this conclusion thatContinue Reading

Easy Ways to Look Better Instantly

Whiten Your Teeth: Nothing makes you look prettier and more approachable than a bright, healthy smile. As Charla Krupp once famously proclaimed, yellow teeth are ageing! Fortunately, they are so easy to fix! A friend recently told me that she gets her teeth professional cleaned at the dentist’s office threeContinue Reading

Alvana Students Wins Gold Medals in Turkey

three students of the school of Education Demonstrations Secondary School (SOEDSS), Alvan Ikoku FCE, Owerri have won gold medals at the 2019 International Science and Energy Fair held in Izmir, Turkey. The Students exhibited a multiple lamp generator using an AC inverter. The product works by harnessing solar energy usingContinue Reading

Eze IIomuanya

  The eight-year imbroglio created by the imminence past government Governor Rochas Okorocha, in 2012, over the traditional stool of Obinugwu Autonomous Community in Orlu Local Government Area which led to a seven-year legal tussle that ended at the supreme court of Nigeria in favour of Eze IIomuanya, has beenContinue Reading


Revised R&D Guidelines A review committee of stakeholders (NNPC R&D, PETAN, PTDF, OPTS/PCTS) in the industry was set up 2012 for revision of R&D Guidelines to include among other requirements for common Industry R&D initiatives and activities, the funding mechanism and governing structure. The revised guideline is awaiting adoption andContinue Reading

Rural areas need good roads Urgent development

Rural areas in Imo State are neglected in terms of roads construction and infrastructural development. The roads are death traps as human and vehicular movements are not anything to write home about. Agricultural products from some of the rural areas are now hardly transported to the urban and other areasContinue Reading


NEWS the 27 suspected elected chairman of the local government area in Imo state has taken on the governor Rt.Hon.Emeka Ihedioha for his false claims on due processes and rule of law personified without his actual adherence to obeying the court judgments. This amount to the gross misconduct and disobedienceContinue Reading

Board and the Bank of Industry

  The Board and the Bank of Industry (BOI) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the implementation of the 200 million dollars Nigerian Content Intervention Fund(NCI Fund.) The NCI is a portion of the Nigerian Content Development Fund(NCDF), set aside by the NCDMB for BOI to manage and lendContinue Reading

the law of sex

By Ihenagaram Abigail C Sex is a beautiful creation of God created to be enjoyed in marriage. God will never control your sexual desires for you.   Sex is never without consequences, every sexual act goes with responsibilities. Sex is not the most important thing in a relationship, the mostContinue Reading


You can vote as many as possible. We want the Crown 👑 home, So let’s go vote our musician, Runway Model and entertainer; Mcot Greenz with official name ‘Mascot Ahuruonye’. How to vote, open the link below and vote. Thank you.

He shared on his Social media handle:

“Hello fam.
We did it 2016 and we about to make another history this 2019.
We are here for the crown so we cant loose.
Please vote for me for the forth coming Mr Tourism Nigeria Pagent holding down in lagos soonest.
Umunne i need your votes as you have always done and i will never let you guys down.

Just vote through the link and its as easy as ABC .
Let’s Support Him by Voting Voting cost N50, it starts 25th Sept – 3rd Oct.
Its 50 naira per vote so 20 votes is 1k.
A victory for me is for us all .

Am still loyal as ever fam.
Your boy Mr Greenz on this