Champions League quarter Finals review

The first leg of the quarter finals have come to an end and it certainly was eventful. I’m going to give y’all a summary of all that happened.

Tottenham vs Manchester City

In a game that was looking like a mismatch on paper was certainly a surprise to everyone as Tottenham came out on top.

The game was Tottenham’s first European game in their new stadium and fans hoped it’ll be a good a game I guess they weren’t disappointed. Manchester City had the opportunity to get ahead when Sergio Aguero had a penalty but Hugo Lloris was up to the task and saved it keeping his team in the game. Both team fired blanks and the game looked like it was headed towards a draw but Hueng min Son scored a goal just before the final whistle to hand Tottenham a 1-0 lead.

Liverpool vs Porto

Porto who qualified by away goals came up against a Dominant Liverpool side and the score went how everyone expected.

With one first half goals from Naby keita and Roberto Firmino respectively. Keita who hasn’t been a regular in the Liverpool squad is beginning to find his stride and making his mark

Ajax Vs Juventus

Ajax who have the youngest side in the competition came up against an experienced Juventus side.

Cristiano Ronaldo came back from the injury he sustained during the euros qualifiers and scored a fantastic header to hand Juve a first half lead over Ajax.

By second Ajax showed their determination and dominated for a better part of the second half and as expected Neres was the one who stepped up and put them level. The Ajax side kept asking questions but the Juventus keeper was up to the task and the game ended draw but Juventus have the advantage due to away goals rule

Manchester United vs Barcelona

This is probably the biggest game of this round due to the history between both teams Since Manchester United Second best to Barcelona in their last encounter.

Barcelona controlled the first half and Manchester United was all over the place it was only a matter of time before a goal would be scored. A header by Luis Suarez made Luke Shaw score a Own Goal and that was the only goal.

We all remember the Tweet from Smalling saying he knows a secret to stop Messi and I guess he showed us what it was.

Will there be shocks in this Round of the Champions League?! We just have to find out

Father finds man, 42, hiding in his closet after he came over to have sex with his 12-year-old daughter

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A father was horrified to find a pervert hiding in his closet after coming over to the house to have sex with his 12-year-old daughter.

The unidentified dad said he found 42-year-old Christopher Todd Leonard (pictured above) shirtless in the closet of his Texas home on November 2, 2018, while getting ready for work around 5.30am.

Leonard, who was not aggressive, told the father that the girl invited him over to their home. He claimed he thought the girl was 21. But the girl said the man was aware of her real age.

According to KPRC, Leonard said he had been talking to the girl through Facebook and Instagram.

The 12-year-old told authorities that she had met Leonard while using public transportation a few weeks prior to the incident. She said he gave her his phone number and they contacted each other through texts and phone calls.

When authorities looked through Leonard’s phone, they also found sexually explicit messages that he had sent to the girl.

The girl’s father told KPRC: “The man literally brainwashed her.

“Knowing this guy could have done something to my daughter and then knowing that I had another daughter that he could have done something to, it really affected me, and my family as well.”

Police has issued a warrant for Leonard’s arrest. He has been charged with online solicitation of a minor.

Kim Kardashian West reveals she’s studying to become a Lawyer, plans on taking the Bar exam in 2022

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Kim Kardashian West, who is Vogue’s May cover star has dropped a major life announcement by revealing she’s studying to become a Lawyer.

She’s currently doing a four-year apprenticeship with a San Francisco law firm and hopes to take the bar exam in 2022.

The mother of three, who has been working with author and CNN commentator Van Jones and attorney Jessica Jackson, cofounders of #cut50, a national bipartisan advocacy group on criminal-justice reform revealed this during her cover interview for this month’s Vogue.

“I had to think long and hard about this,” she said. The choice came from the combination of “seeing a really good result” with Alice Marie Johnson while simultaneously feeling like she couldn’t help enough. “The White House called me to advise to help change the system of clemency, and I’m sitting in the Roosevelt Room with, like, a judge who had sentenced criminals and a lot of really powerful people and I just sat there, like, Oh, shit. I need to know more.

“I would say what I had to say, about the human side and why this is so unfair. But I had attorneys with me who could back that up with all the facts of the case. It’s never one person who gets things done; it’s always a collective of people and I’ve always known my role, but I just felt like I wanted to be able to fight for people who have paid their dues to society. I just felt like the system could be so different, and I wanted to fight to fix it, and if I knew more, I could do more.”

Kim’s decision was inspired by her work helping to free Alice Marie Johnson last year after President Donald Trump commuted her life sentence.

“The White House called me to advise to help change the system of clemency, and I’m sitting in the Roosevelt Room with, like, a judge who had sentenced criminals and a lot of really powerful people and I just sat there, like, Oh, shit. I need to know more,” she told Vogue. “I would say what I had to say, about the human side and why this is so unfair. But I had attorneys with me who could back that up with all the facts of the case. It’s never one person who gets things done; it’s always a collective of people, and I’ve always known my role, but I just felt like I wanted to be able to fight for people who have paid their dues to society. I just felt like the system could be so different, and I wanted to fight to fix it, and if I knew more, I could do more.”

Beware of loans from China – IMF warns Nigeria and other developing countries

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The International Monetary Fund has cautioned Nigeria and other developing countries from taking loans from China due to unfavourable loan conditions.

 

The Financial Counsellor and Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department of the IMF, Tobias Adrian, said this on Wednesday during the launch of the Global Financial Stability Report for April 2019 at the IMF/World Bank meetings in Washington D.C.

“Capital flows, which includes capital flows from China, are, of course, important for development. On the other hand, what is very important in lending arrangements are the terms of the loans and we urge countries to make sure that when they borrow from abroad, the terms are favourable. In particular, we recommend that loans to countries should conform with Paris Club arrangements and that is not always the case of loans from China,” Adrian said.

On Nigeria’s rising debt levels, Adrian said that the IMF was not overly concerned, as it would allow the country to invest more in developing critical infrastructure.

 

“At the moment, funding conditions in economies such as Nigeria and other sub-Saharan African countries are very favourable but that may change at some point,” he said. The April 2019 Global Financial Stability Report finds that in spite of significant variability over the past two quarters, financial conditions remained accommodative.

 

As a result, financial vulnerabilities have continued to build in the sovereign, corporate, and non bank financial sectors in several systemically important countries, leading to elevated medium-term risks.  Also, the IMF in the April 2019 Fiscal Monitor Report urged Nigeria to increase Value Added Tax, increase and expand the coverage of excise duties.

 

The IMF commended the country’s latest Strategic Revenue Growth Initiative, which looks at a comprehensive approach to tax reform.

Men with beards and long hair have the smallest testicles – New Study

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A recent study claims that men with longer hair and beards may have smaller testicles than those who struggle to grow facial hair.

Teams from the University of Western Australia, who carried out the research, say a male “can be well-adorned or well-endowed, but it’s hard to be both”, Daily Mail reports.

This means hairy human men with a bushy beard and long hair are likely to have smaller testes that their clean-shaven brethren. According to the study, animals can either invest energy attracting females by growing out their hair and beards or spend their energy growing larger testis.

Primatologist and study co-author Dr Cyril Grueter, from the University of Western Australia, said testicle size varies enormously and is linked to a male’s appearance.

He said: “Some [primate] species sport flamboyant accoutrements such as beards, manes, capes and cheek flanges, and various shades of colour in their faces and fur.

“Others are pretty drab and look more like your Mr Average.

“This finding clearly shows that you can be well-adorned or well-endowed, but it’s hard to be both.”