Liverpool 5 Arsenal 5 (5-4 On Penalties)

Liverpool’s dramatic penalty shootout victory over Arsenal sealed their place in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup after 10 goals were scored in a thrilling contest at Anfield. Celebrations broke out in front of the Kop after Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher, 20, saved Dani Ceballos’ penalty to seal a 5-4 shootout win. Divock Origi’s 94th-minute scissor kick sent the game to penalties after Liverpool had twice come from behind to draw level. Arsenal’s Joe Willock thought he had given his side a memorable victory with a sensational long-range strike in the second half but there was more to come on an unforgettable night at Anfield.

The celebrations were wild from Liverpool’s players at full-time as teenager Curtis Jones coolly thumped the final penalty in off the post to make it five from five in front of the Kop. Arsenal were minutes away from victory after Willock’s stunning long-range effort had put them 5-4 up, before Origi pulled off what seemed the inevitable in stoppage time. Liverpool led just once during the match and that was after five minutes when Shkodran Mustafi slid in and diverted the ball into his own net. Midfielder Mesut Ozil, given just his third start of the season, then set-up Bukayo Saka, whose shot was rebounded in by Lucas Torreira to make it 1-1.

Teenager Gabriel Martinelli continued his impressive goalscoring form, pouncing on a loose ball at the near post before slotting in from Saka’s pass to make it 3-1 to Arsenal. But Liverpool cut their lead to one goal on the stroke of half-time through James Milner’s penalty after Harvey Elliott – who became the youngest Liverpool player to start at Anfield (16 years, 209 days) – went down in the box under minimal contact from Martinelli. It took just nine minutes for the goals to start flowing again in the second half, when Milner uncharacteristically gave the ball away in his own area and Ozil teed up Ainsley Maitland-Niles. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain fired in an excellent long-range effort for Liverpool and Origi’s smart turn and powerful finish made it 4-4 – all this before Willock and Origi’s late goals left the teams level at 5-5.

How To Find Yourself A New Hobby

A hobby is something that all of us need in life to help keep motivated and to find our passions. Life should be exciting and a lot of our boredom can come from not having enough to do in life. Here are some tips to find yourself a new hobby.

Think About What Makes You Escape

With hobbies, a lot of the time, it takes you away from what you’re doing or what you have to do but don’t want to particularly do it right now. Hobbies are a form of escapism and so when you’re trying to figure out what sort of hobby you want, it’s worth trying things to see if it helps you forget. Forget about maybe something personal going on in your life right now or to just take your mind away. From Side Bet Sport Fishing to do knitting or buying and selling on Ebay, there’s something for everyone and each one will be different for each person.

Take It Back To Your Inner Child

Your inner child is still in you and it’s that one that comes out when you rediscover something from your childhood. Perhaps something you ate as a child, a tv show that’s just popped up on your screen or receiving an advent calendar stuffed full of chocolate. There might be a few hobbies or something that you always wanted to be a hobby when you were younger. Perhaps it’s a fascination around wanting to ride a horse or trying to ski. Get in touch with that inner child and figure out what sounds like a fun thing to try out. As adults, we become fear of doing new things but it’s important that you don’t let that fear control you from living your life how you want it. Find that bravery that you had as a kid!

Listen To Your Body

Listening to your body is important and it’s one thing that we definitely learn as we grow up. We start to realize that certain things may make us happy and certain things will make us sad. When we feel happiness, it’s like a warm glow all over and it envelopes us. That’s what you want from a hobby and so when you’re trying to find one, search in favor of that emotion. You can try lots of hobbies out that other people will enjoy, but that doesn’t mean you’re going to enjoy it. Listen to your body and you’ll figure out what you like and what you don’t.

Figure Out What Needs To Change 

There may be a lot going on in your life and some of those things you maybe don’t like so much anymore. It could be time for a change and usually hobbies can allow that to happen. So figure out what you want to adjust in your life and find a hobby that will replace it.

Finding yourself a new hobby can be good for your life and your mind, so look for something you love doing.

The Weird And Wacky Driving Laws Around The World

The world is a crazy place, and when you get used to a certain way of life only to see a totally different one, it can be mind opening. Not every country around the world is equal, and often they have vastly different rules and values. This is why sometimes you cannot take food on a plane or transport American plastic products to the rest of the world. Every country has their own laws, values, and regulations to follow.

That’s why today we wanted to take a look at some strange laws, and in particular, driving. Whether you work for a company like CTI Logistics Interstate or you are a single road user, there are certain things you should know before you take the wheel abroad.

Asia

To make things easier, we are going to take a look at the laws by continents, and as far as weird laws go; Asia has to have some of the strangest of all.

Japan – In Japan, respect and courtesy are both things heavily valued, and as a result there is a specific law that is crucial to obey. In Japan you must not splash water or mud on a pedestrian, it is impolite and also is illegal.

China – In China, children must salute passing cars. Also, it is illegal for drivers in China to stop for pedestrians on the road, so good luck walking anywhere!

Thailand – It is illegal in Thailand to travel topless. You may think this is an obvious rule to follow, however the hot climate often tempts motorists and tuk tuk drivers to take off their top.

Philippines – In Manila, you are not allowed to drive on a Monday if your number plate ends in either 1 or 2. Why? Who knows.

Europe

Europe is a vast continent and you may know already that the UK is already different to everyone else as they drive on the left side of the road. However, there are some weird rules in Europe that will really make you wonder.

Russia – In Moscow, it is a fineable offense to have a dirty car. The reason for this is that the city itself is incredibly clean and they don’t want anyone to tarnish the view.

France – This French law is a great idea for safety, but also one that is a little odd. It is illegal to not have a breathalyser in your car if you are driving in France. This aims to cut down on drink driving as if you are pulled over you will be automatically breathalysed.

Denmark – If you live in a suburban spot you may be used to checking for cats or other animals sitting under your car before you set off, however in Denmark you must check for children. It is a law that before driving, you must check underneath your car in case any children are hiding under there. It’s a worrying thought how they came to the conclusion that this law was needed.

Cyprus – We all know it is illegal to drink and drive, but in Cyprus, this law is taken very literally and you must not drink even water or juice when driving.

Switzerland – Tough luck if you want to clean your car on a Sunday because in Switzerland it is illegal.

Germany – Germany is the manufacturing capital of the world so it is no surprise that Germans came up with this rule. In Germany, you must follow strict set of laws including keeping your fuel tank full, as well as not breaking down. It is illegal to breakdown on the autobahn or stop for any reason.

North America

The United States is a vast country, and you likely already know that the law can differ starkly from state to state. It is no surprise then that the bulk of this list will be made up of weird laws in different parts of the USA.

California – There are a lot of laws in California which are bizarre, and here are just a couple of them:

  •         It is illegal to jump from a car going 65 mph
  •         It is illegal to dry your car with used underwear
  •         It is illegal for women to drive while wearing a dressing gown
  •         It is illegal to shoot an animal from your car, unless it is a whale

After looking at some of these weird laws, it makes you wonder how they came to be created in the first place.

Alaska – In Alaska it is an offense to tie a dog to the roof of your car, and to be honest we are glad of this rule.

Florida – If you were hoping to get free parking for your pet elephant you are out of luck in Florida. If you tie an elephant to a parking meter in Florida, you must pay for parking.

Massachusetts – Say goodbye to primate road trips because it is illegal to have a Gorilla in the backseat of your car.

Nevada – It is against the law in Nevada to ride a Camel on the highway…. To be fair this makes sense.

Minnesota – No matter how cold your head might be, crossing the state lines with a duck on your head is illegal.

Kentucky  – it is illegal in Kentucky to allow your pet to molest a vehicle.

Montana – If you are driving a sheep in your truck, you must not leave it unattended.

Alabama – Alabama has some strange laws, but these two are the weirdest. You are allowed to drive the wrong way down a one-way street as long as there is a lantern attached to the car. And you are not allowed to drive blindfolded.

Georgia – In Georgia it is an offense to spit out of a moving car, however if you are driving a truck it is acceptable.

Maine – No matter how much you love donuts, you are not permitted to park in front of a Dunkin’ Donuts.

Colorado – In Denver specifically, you are not allowed to drive a black car on a Sunday.

There are many weird laws out there but these are definitely the strangest driving laws we’ve ever seen!

5 Weird Laws In Sweden

It is illegal to paint your house without getting a license first

This (non-verified) law is supposed to guard against having houses that stick out . The rule of thumb is that you need to keep to similar colors (as was before) if the building is within city bounds. The purpose of this is to keep the look of the city together and not to go against local building tradition too much (without prior permission). But in the countryside you can paint your house any color, if your house is not a very old or otherwise considered extremely valuable for historical or cultural reasons.

It is illegal to post a picture of Swedish Krona

Currency is protected by copyright in Sweden. Riksbanken advice’s that the original authors of the works used on banknotes and coins may decide to sue if they feel their moral rights have been violated (which may mean the economic rights are not an issue for Swedish currency). So next time be careful in the way in which you use images of the Swedish Krona.

It is illegal to spontaneously dance

How can it be illegal to dance? I know what you’re thinking. This weird law forces pubs and bars to have a licence in order for people to dance in them.It’s quite outdated as it dates back to the 1970’s. ‘Dance permits’ were introduced as a way for Swedish police to prevent public disorder which led to riots. Luckily the law doesn’t apply to tourists in Sweden. It is not criminal to dance for customers, but it is of course funny that a restaurant or bar owners can be charged for ‘illegal dancing’ in the year 2017. We’re happy however, that the Riksdag is considering dropping this law.

Dance party anyone?

It is illegal to name your baby Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116

As I discovered while writing 10 funny FACTS about Sweden,according to the Swedish name law, Swedish first names “shall not be approved if they can cause offense or can be supposed to cause discomfort for the one using it, or names which for some obvious reason are not suitable as a first name.”

Here comes in Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116 (pronounced Albin) – of course. Born in 1991, his parents named him in protest of the naming law. Their protest was sadly unsuccessful and the parents were fined and told to give him another appropriate first name.

It is illegal to use your phone without hands-free while driving

The law initially introduced in 2013, allows for use of mobile phones but persons are not permitted to use them in a manner that could be deemed detrimental to your driving. Watch out as this could earn you an on the spot fine!

Crawl

Crawl is a 2019 American disaster horror film directed by Alexandre Aja and written by Michael and Shawn Rasmussen. It stars Kaya Scodelario and Barry Pepper as a daughter and father, who along with their dog are hunted by alligators after becoming trapped in their home during a Category 5 hurricane. The film was theatrically released in the United States on July 12, 2019, by Paramount Pictures with Sam Raimi producing through his Raimi Productions banner.

Florida University student & swimmer Haley Keller is informed by her older sister that Category 5 Hurricane Wendy is on a collision course with Florida and advises her to get out of the state. Neither daughters are able to contact their dad Dave so Haley decides to go and check on him. Haley drives around evacuation routes to check in on Dave. She first goes to his condo, where he has been living since he and her mother divorced. Haley finds the family dog Sugar at the condo but not Dave himself and is worried that he has returned to the family home in Coral Lake, which he supposedly sold years ago.

Haley drives through the flooded streets and leaves Sugar inside the house and goes into the crawl space under the house when she sees it left open. She finds her father unconscious and wounded. When she tries to drag him out, her exit is cut off by large and ravenous alligators that Dave believes got into the house via a storm drain open to the crawl space. The alligators are too large to fit around the pipes under the house, allowing Haley and Dave a safe area at the far end of the crawl space. However, the hurricane intensifies and the crawl space begins to flood, so Haley attempts to navigate around the alligators before she and her father drown. Haley’s phone is dropped in the process and damaged by one of the alligators stepping on it. She tries to contact a group of looters in a gas station opposite the house for help, but they get killed by alligators.

She is also helpless to stop the alligators from attacking and killing two police officers who investigate the house for survivors. Dave manages to kill an alligator by splitting its head open with a shovel, but gets trapped. Haley makes her way to the storm drain, where she discovers that the alligators have made their nest and laid eggs. Haley successfully kills the other alligator using a gun retrieved from the body of one of the police officers, shooting down the alligator’s throat when it nearly bites her hand off and makes it upstairs, crow-barring the living room floor open and saving Dave from drowning in the basement. Haley, Dave & Sugar get into the boat but the floodwaters break the nearby levees, flooding Coral Lake even more and crashing them back into the house, where they get separated. While Dave and Sugar make their way up the stairs, Haley navigates around the kitchen and uses a discarded police radio to broadcast a distress signal to authorities.

After retrieving a set of road flares and saving Sugar from being attacked, Dave loses an arm to one of the alligators, Haley attempts to flag down a rescue helicopter from an upstairs bedroom but is attacked by another alligator, which attempts to drown her in a death roll. While Dave and Sugar escape to the attic, Haley stabs the alligator in the eye with a flare and attempts to swim to the roof from the outside of the house, narrowly avoiding being mauled by a fourth alligator before it gets swept away. Haley lights a flare and flags down the rescue helicopter as Dave and Sugar watch.

Interesting enough to watch and keeps you entertained and thrilled, the movie is however very similar to most creature features. And I don’t mind people getting killed by the alligators as long as the dog survives. It is good for a Sunday afternoon watch. 7.5 outta 10.

How To Play Poker At Home


Poker is a family of card games, with the most popular type being Texas Hold’em. Poker has made a pretty bad name for itself as a game in which people can bet and lose large amounts of money and may think that the only way to play it is at a poker house, such as fortune poker, or at a casino but in fact you can have just as much fun playing poker at home with your friends or family where the stakes needn’t be high, and you may not bet real money at all. Betting and gambling shouldn’t stop poker from being a fun game, so here’s how to play it at home.

    1. Learn the hands
      The first thing you are going to want to do is to learn the 10 basic 5 card hands and their rankings, as no matter what type of poker you choose to play, these will remain the same. Start to familiarise yourself with these hands, you can do this by printing out a cheat sheet and spending some time studying it. The hand that everyone will want to be aiming for is the royal straight flush, this hand cannot be beaten but can only be tied with another royal straight flush from another suit.
    2. Place the starting bets
      When the game begins, bets are placed in one of two ways. In Texas Hold’em poker the person next to the dealer will usually place a small blind bet of around half the usual minimum bet. The player on the left of that person will then place a big blind bet that is at least the minimum bet amount. The minimum bet amount can be set before the game. Alternatively, players can ante-up the minimum bet which means that they each place a starting bet into the pool. The ante up method is used in most games of poker aside from Texas Hold’em.
    3. Deal the cards
      The dealer will then deal 2 cards to each player starting from the left and dealing clockwise. The dealer will burn one card each deal, meaning he puts it out of play.
    4. Bet
      After every deal players will have the option to bet. They can say ‘check’ to avoid betting, ‘call’ to match someone else’s bet, or ‘raise’ which means adding more money to the pool. If they choose to raise then the betting will go around again in the circle and the other players can then either call or fold. When playing poker at home still use chips but just don’t assign them real monetary value, at the end of the night, no one goes home any worse off.
    5. Check the first flop
      The flop begins as a set of 3 cards that the dealer will lay face-up on the table. Any player can use these cards to make their hand. You will then bet on this hand.
    6. Reveal the turn card and the river card
      The turn card is the 4th card added to the flop and the river card is the fifth, these are revealed once each round. You will bet on your hand when each is revealed.
    7. The final showdown
      Once all of the flop has been revealed the remaining players will each reveal their cards in turn in the final showdown. The highest value hand wins the entire pot.

Arsenal 2 Crystal Palace 2

Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka was involved in an angry confrontation with his own supporters as Crystal Palace came from two goals down to earn a point in an ill-tempered atmosphere at Emirates Stadium. The Gunners were two up inside nine minutes as Sokratis Papastathopoulos and David Luiz took advantage of poor defending at corners – but it was all downhill from there for Arsenal and manager Unai Emery. Palace pulled one back before half-time when Luka Milivojevic scored from the spot following a VAR intervention after referee Martin Atkinson had initially shown Wilfried Zaha a yellow card for diving in a tangle with Calum Chambers. And Palace were level seven minutes after the break when Jordan Ayew headed in James McArthur’s cross at the far post.

The game turned toxic just after the hour when Xhaka was substituted to roars of delight from Arsenal’s fans, the newly-appointed captain reacting angrily to jeers at his slow departure by waving and cupping his ear sarcastically to the home support, exchanging words before taking off his shirt and disappearing down the tunnel. Arsenal’s frustration and misery was complete when another VAR intervention infuriated Emirates Stadium and denied the Gunners victory after Sokratis scored from close-range late on. As the players returned to the centre circle, referee Atkinson was involved in more debate with Stockley Park, where an apparent foul by Chambers on Milivojevic was detected, causing widespread anger inside an arena that was already boiling over.

Xhaka was a contentious choice as new Arsenal captain – and his behaviour here did nothing to suggest it is a role that suits him. His own performances raise questions about his suitability but his petulant, goading reaction to his 61st-minute substitution by youngster Bukayo Saka only played into the hands of those who believe he does not have the character for the role. Of course, it will have hurt a proud professional to hear the mixture of delight and sarcasm that greeted his number coming up, but his response was provocative and met with loud condemnation from Arsenal’s fans. Arsenal had conceded a two-goal lead so there was a sense of urgency that was not reflected in his slow stroll towards the technical area, anger growing with every laboured stride.

He then waved his arms towards Arsenal’s fans before foolishly cupping his ear and going through the most cursory of gestures with Emery, also appearing to exchange words with supporters. Xhaka then took off his shirt and went straight down the tunnel. It summed up the discontent lurking close to the surface at Arsenal, with further evidence provided by the loud chants for exiled German star Mesut Ozil as they fought in vain for the winner. Arsenal are in fifth but a gap is now opening up – four points to Chelsea in fourth – and this was another display that exposed their fragility and soft centre as that early advantage was cast aside. This was another unsatisfactory 90 minutes for Emery and Arsenal.

Child’s Play (2019)

Child’s Play is a 2019 horror film directed by Lars Klevberg and written by Tyler Burton Smith, serving as a remake of the 1988 film of the same name and a reboot of the Child’s Play franchise. The film stars Gabriel Bateman, Aubrey Plaza, and Brian Tyree Henry, with Mark Hamill as the voice of Chucky. The plot follows a family terrorized by a high-tech doll who becomes self-aware and subsequently murderous.

This reboot takes away the supernatural element of the soul of a dying criminal taking over a doll byerforming a Haitian Vodou spell and instead uses technology gone bad. Kaslan Corporation has just launched Buddi, a revolutionary line of high-tech dolls designed to be life-long companions to their owners, learning from their surroundings and acting accordingly. Buddi dolls can also connect to and operate other Kaslan products, quickly becoming a success for children worldwide. At a Buddi assembly factory in Vietnam, an employee is fired by his supervisor for insufficient work. In retaliation, the employee manipulates the doll that he is assembling by disabling all of its safety protocols, before committing suicide. The doll is packed alongside others in preparation for international delivery.

The doll is taken by retail clerk Karen Barclay who blackmails her boss to give it as a present to her 13 year old son Andy who is hearing impaired. The doll is defective but once Andy activates the doll, it names itself Chucky and becomes attached to Andy. Over time, Chucky helps Andy befriend two other children in the building – Falyn and Pugg – but also begins to display violent tendencies. Chucky tries to strangle the pet cat after it scratches Andy, and one night, while Andy and his friends gleefully watch a horror film, Chucky starts mimicking the violence on the screen and approaches the trio with a kitchen knife before Andy disarms him. The next day the cat is killed but a tearful Andy hides the body. Karen locks the doll in a closet, but he escapes and terrorizes her boyfriend Shane, which leads Shane to confront Andy. After overhearing Andy’s pleas for Shane to disappear, after he is bullied by the man, Chucky follows Shane to his house where we find that he actually has a wife and kids.

While Shane is outside taking down Christmas lights, Chucky breaks his leg before activating a tiller which scalps and kills him. The following day, Chucky delivers Shane’s skinned face as a gift to a horrified Andy. While police detective Mike Norris begins an investigation, Andy, Falyn and Pugg disable Chucky and dispose of him in the garbage. Building voyeur and electrician Gabe finds the doll and takes him to the building’s basement to prepare him for online sale. Now fully repaired, Chucky tortures and murders Gabe with a table saw. Chucky lands in the possession of another kid in the building named Omar, and proceeds to kill Mike’s mother Doreen in a controlled car crash. Meanwhile, Andy fails to convince Karen that Chucky has become murderous, and she takes Andy along to her next shift at her shopping mall workplace in order to keep him nearby. Mike travels to the mall and apprehends him just as Chucky takes full control of the building causing chaos.

Mike is wounded amid the massacre, and Andy and his friends manage to reach the exit, only for Andy to be forced to return when Chucky reveals that he is holding Karen hostage with intent to kill her. Andy manages to free his mother while being attacked by Chucky, before overpowering and defeating the doll with help from Karen and Mike. While paramedics tend Karen, Mike and other survivors, Andy and the rest of his friends destroy Chucky’s lifeless body in a nearby alleyway. Kaslan Corporation CEO Henry Kaslan issues a statement regarding Chucky’s programming. As more Buddi dolls are shown being recalled and placed into storage, one starts malfunctioning inside its box.

While an interesting new twist, the movie llacks the charm of the original 1988 film. I think with Andy being played by a younger kid who actually plays with dolls and Chucky wanting to kill Andy and take over his body makes it more dangerous and creepy. I give this one a 6.5 outta 10 as Hamill does a fine voice acting job.

Family Lunch @ Mercy Estate

Today I took the family out for a nice lunch at Mercy Estate. It had been a long time, Dec 31st last year, when I had actually joined for a meal with dad, mom, sis & her kids outside of the apartment.

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With my new nephews coming home for a few days from Bangalore, it seemed like the perfect time. I spoke to my sister a couple of days ago and we actually wanted to have a dinner at the club on Saturday night but I had to work due to an emergency.

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We then thought we’d have a big lunch at the club but it was crowded due to a function happening there and it would be hard to find some peace. Instead we went to Mercy Estate by 1:30 pm for a late lunch.

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Dad, mom and I reached first and we found their rather nice dining hall. Plush carpeting in the lobby and a nice elevator. I have never been to this part of the hotel but I have been to their roof top garden many times.

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A few minutes later sis and her kids came in and we ordered some starters and I had an ice tea.

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Honey flavoured crispy pork  was good as was the fish fingers and we also had some salads.

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For the main course I had a double roasted pork – delightfully juicy and soft pork with cabbage – and a naan. Butter naan was so good.

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We ended the afternoon with ice cream double scoops. So good. And then I came home.

Transsexual Women T-Girls Dating Review

We all like to think that dating is something from movies and TV shows, but that’s only fiction. Sure, some people have the fortune to experience a romance story like from the movies, but that rarely happens to the majority of us. If you don’t have luck in the real world, then maybe it is time to turn to other platforms that can help you out. Online dating is now a very popular topic, and people use these types of website to find their significant others.

Moreover, you don’t necessarily have to fall in love immediately. You can check out other people’s profiles, establish a connection, and then see where things will go. It’s good to know that you can have a chance to express yourself and what you like and dislike through a platform where no one can judge you. Also, if you are very shy in person, then maybe communicating online will be so much easier to get to know the person. Read more here.

Whether if you are straight, gay, transgender, it really doesn’t matter. A lot of transgender people find what they are looking for on these dating websites as well. You just have to upload a picture, add as much info as you can about yourself, and you will definitely find several matches. Here are some of the websites that can make that happen:

Match

As the name suggests, once you create a profile, you will be able to match with someone instantly. This is because there are over a million users active that look for the same thing as you do. The site will definitely match you with people of the same preference and gender. As a transgender woman, you might think that no such thing exists, but this is where you’re wrong. A lot of hopeful souls like yourself are just waiting to find someone like you.

That’s why you should definitely give this website a try and see what happens. Usually, it is free for creating a profile, but if you want to increase your luck in finding someone, then you have to pay additional money. Click on the link to discover more details https://www.forbes.com/sites/lisawinning/2018/03/12/how-this-startup-gives-women-what-they-want-in-online-dating/#49ef69995f0c.

MyLadyboyDate

If you want a serious relationship, then you should definitely try out this website. Usually, there are a lot of sites that offer just one night stands and hookups, but not this one. If you are tired of your single life and want to try out something more profound and meaningful, then start here.

You can always check out the reviews from other transgender women out there that have a profile on this site. It is safe to say that the reviews are all positive because it is the most effective website that targets trans women looking for something meaningful.

Moreover, that’s why you shouldn’t waste any more time overthinking the situation. After all, if this doesn’t work out with one of your matches, you can always find another one. There’s no shortage of transgender women in the world looking for love online.

TSDates

Looking for something more fun and kinky? Then you should definitely go for this one. You will experience an overwhelming content of pictures and active users that will simply leave you speechless. But if this is something that you really want, then why not? There’s no shame in having different sexual interests and fetishes. You have the option to sign up as any gender you want and look for any gender you want as well. Check for the best transgender dating sites of 2020 to find more information.

This website offers a user either a fun one night stand experience or a deep connection that can lead to a relationship. It all depends on how you agree with the person you’ve matched. That’s the beauty f online dating. Even if you don’t have the same opinion, you can respectfully end the conversation there without ever having to see the person in real life. Talk about avoiding awkward situations.

Zoosk 

Zoosk was once a Facebook app, but then it expanded into something even bigger. Now it is a dating site that anyone can sign up on and find the love of their life. For those that don’t want to waste a lot of time signing up and adding information on their profile, Zoosk is the perfect option. Once you log in to your Facebook account, then Zoosk will automatically select your most-liked pictures and upload them on the platform. How cool is that?

Moreover, you can easily like someone similar to you, and then the website will inform the other party of that. It will also recommend similar profiles that you should be able to check out. Who knows? Maybe someone from those candidates is your special someone.

Preparing Your Office For The Festive Season

It might still be fall, but by now you should already be thinking about the festive season. Depending on the type of business you run, it could be a busy or quiet time – but there are still a few things to get done before the end of the year. Getting organized now is the best way to prepare for the holiday period and ensure the usual festive stress and mayhem doesn’t affect your business.

Here are some of the ways you can prepare your office for the festive season.

Plan out the rest of the year

With a couple of months left in 2019, you’ll want to make sure that everything that needs to happen before the end of the year gets done. If there are targets that need to be met or there are end-of-year tasks that always get left until the last minute, start planning them now. Here’s a chance for you to get ahead and enjoy a less stressful road to the end of the year!

If you’ve struggled with forward planning in advance, now could be a good time to bring some new tools into the mix. There are plenty of great online project management tools that can help you set tasks, deadlines as well as share living documents to make the planning process easier for your business.

Book your holiday party

If you haven’t booked your holiday party yet, it’s time to start planning! The annual holiday party is the perfect way for your employees to let off steam and get ready for Christmas. Your holiday party can be the highlight of the year, so it’s important to get it right. Planning the office Christmas party can be a lot of work, especially if you work for a large company.

Remember to set some ground rules for your employees – Christmas is a time to enjoy, but sometimes things can get out of hand when alcohol is thrown into the mix!

Set leave policies and ensure there’s enough cover

Everyone wants to enjoy time off during the holidays, but it’s not always possible in some workplaces. If you run a store or restaurant, for example, you’ll be expected to be open throughout most of the holiday period. It’s important to be fair around leave policies, and perhaps close on key days like Christmas Day and New Year’s Day if possible.

Using scheduling tools can help ensure shifts are covered and employees get enough time off.  Put rules for employee time off requests in place now so that everyone knows where they stand in the lead-up to the holidays. Completing your rotas now will help you get everything in place and allows your employees to make plans for the holidays.

Give notice to clients of any shutdowns

Many businesses shut down during the holidays, which can be a welcome break for everyone after a busy year. If you are going to be closing your doors, it’s important that you give your clients enough notice. Contact them to let them know when any final deadlines are and when you’ll be back to business. Unless you’re planning on staying on top of your social media during the holidays, you’ll also want to plan messages that let people know you won’t be active during this period.

As you approach your shutdown date, make sure you pay off any invoices that are outstanding and get your client meetings in place for the New Year. It’s always good to end the year on a positive note with the people you work with, helping you look forward to the year ahead.

Guard against flu season

While the holiday period is a time to celebrate and have fun, it is also the time of the dreaded flu season, which can cause a lot of problems or businesses. Sick days can cost businesses money, but it can make your business difficult to run – especially if you’re working with reduced staff levels during the holidays.

Taking steps to protect your office from flu can help keep your workers healthy. From encouraging healthy habits to maintaining a good supply of antibacterial cleaners, you can do your bit to stop the spread around the office. If employees feel sick or they’re showing signs of a cold, encourage them to work from home where possible to stop other employees coming down with the same thing

If you’re expecting a busy period, streamline your processes

Most businesses can identify patterns throughout the year to know when they’ll be busy. If your business tends to boom around the festive period, try forward planning now to help you get on top of things. By identifying ways to improve your logistics, you can save your business time and money as you manage the increased workload. At this time, you might want to hire some temporary staff to see you through this time to ensure you’ve got enough capacity to deliver what’s needed.

If you’re expecting a quiet period, get back on top

Meanwhile, other businesses can find that this time of year becomes quieter, with consumers or clients having less need for products or services. If this sounds like your business, use the quieter period to get on top of your workload. Is there filing or auditing that needs doing? Get it done before things get busy again – you may not get another chance! There are plenty of positive things you can do when business is slow, so take the opportunity to do something worthwhile with this downtime.

Look back over the year’s achievements

The end of the year is a good time to reflect and take a look back on the year’s achievements. Evaluating your key projects, as well as any other business successes, can help you celebrate the things you’re doing well and do more of it next year. It’s good to end the year on a positive note, and can help you establish your priorities for the New Year too.

Don’t forget to thank your customers or clients

The end of the year presents a great opportunity to keep your clients sweet and offer them a token of appreciation for their business over the past year. Many businesses present their clients with hampers or gift baskets as a thank you, as well as a reminder of your company. Corporate gifts can be affordable and creative, but even a Christmas card can be a nice gesture to keep relationships strong and start new conversations ready for a new year of business.

Find ways of rewarding your employees

The holiday season is a great time of year for rewarding your employees for all of the hard work they’ve done over the past year. Take the time to thank them for their efforts, as well as recognize individual achievements. Now is a good time to award bonuses if your company is able to do so, helping your employees have a great Christmas. For businesses that can’t afford to hand out bonuses, there are other creative ways to reward your employees to help them feel valued and appreciated.

Your business wouldn’t be a success without your employees, so make sure you repay them for all of their efforts by recognizing and rewarding their achievements. With a lot to think about as the end of the year approaches, it pays to get a head start. Make the festive period the best yet for your business by planning the perfect countdown to the end of the year.

Arsenal 3 Vitoria Guimaraes 2

Substitute Nicolas Pepe rescued Arsenal with two sublime free-kicks in the last 10 minutes of their Europa League group game against Vitoria Guimaraes at Emirates Stadium. Arsenal were losing 2-1 when Pepe came on in the 75th minute and he scored five minutes later with a curling effort from 25 yards. He repeated the feat in stoppage time as Arsenal avoided their second straight defeat and retained their place at the top of Group F. Former Tottenham youngster Marcus Edwards had earlier cut inside and fired into the bottom corner to give Vitoria a shock lead, before Arsenal’s Brazilian teenager Gabriel Martinelli nodded in his fifth goal in just his third start to make it 1-1.

Bruno Duarte restored the visitors’ lead on 36 minutes, pouncing on a rebound to send Arsenal into the half-time break a goal behind. The Gunners, who were poor for large patches of the game, burst into life in the final 10 minutes as Martinelli was denied from close range before Rob Holding’s header was well held by the goalkeeper. Arsenal manager Unai Emery made 10 changes from the side that lost to Sheffield United in the Premier League on Monday but was forced to bring on Matteo Guendouzi and Dani Ceballos at half-time, before Pepe made the difference.

There was huge excitement this summer when Arsenal signed Ivory Coast winger Pepe from Lille for a club record fee of £72m. He showed glimpses of brilliance against Liverpool on his first Premier League start in August and picked up an assist in the following game against Tottenham. But the winger has been largely underwhelming and needed to make an impression from the bench in this European tie. And that is exactly what he did, curling both set-pieces past a helpless Miguel Silva to give Arsenal another three points in the group, as they maintained their 100% record in the competition this season.

Fans were booing as the players walked off at the break trailing 2-1 and banners displaying the words “Emery out” and “Unai, stop freezing Ozil out” were seen in the stands. German midfielder Mesut Ozil was not included in the squad and has made just two appearances this season. The defeat to Sheffield United on Monday looked set to be repeated even after Emery had ruthlessly pulled off youngsters Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Joe Willock at half-time but Pepe had other ideas.

Clothing For The Big Guy & Gal

The big guy also needs new clothes. Big a big fat guy (obese) I have struggled with getting shirts that I like the design off and that fit me. Especially since the last 5-7 years. I usually go to Men’s Studio which is a section of Seemati on MG Road and buy 2 shirts or more from their selections every year or so. And usually I pick those shirts that are usually lighter in shade and mostly blue or grey and plain.

I pick them because atleast they fit me but sometimes it just about fits me and can be a bit tight. I seem to have found a solution for that. John Pride is an Indian company in New Delhi (and they have a few stores in Delhi, Patna, Punjab & Karnataka) that focuses on clothes that have plus sizes. Infact they focus on the larger sizes clothing, even if they do have regular sizes as well. And the models they select are on the shall we say heavier side. Hmm, maybe sexy ole me could apply as well?

They also are available on Amazon India, Flipart and other sites. Anyways, I saw a lot of cotton shirts with check design and I am going for it. I love darker coloured shirts and after years of only getting lighter shades (for some reason the shirts I get in Seemati are 99% lighter colours of blue or grey) I finally have some choices. I went a little crazy and bought 5 shirts of which the 5th is yet to reach me as I bought them in different orders from Amazon India. I also found a couple on Flipkart as well. I am liking these new shirts (one of which is pictured here from their website).

Thanks John Pride!

Scifi Dreams About Family Trips

Many of you would know about my fascination with science fiction and futuristic worlds & universe in which space travel is so easy, it’s the equivalent of travelling in cars or buses or large ships on the sea. I want to live in that era and quench my thirst of exploring the universe, safe in a luxury setting with cushions, sofas, big beds, plenty of food via replicators, plush carpeting, robots to cater to our needs and help us, dogs and cats and other pets able to easy live along with us in the ships. I would like to see families able to just easily move around the planets and solar systems across the galaxy in large family themed spaceship that are more like large homes with 3-4 storeys and vehicles that we drive on an alien planet.

This morning I was dreaming, while half asleep about another situation. I, in this futuristic universe, work for a Starfleet like operation and go on this smaller spaceship with the team/crew under me on assignments. On a long 3 month vacation back home, I am asked if I would mind taking up a 3 week quick assignment that is kinda secretive. So it’s just me and my main robot and my dog Shawny that I place to take on this trip but when I tell my parents about it, they ask if they can come along since they only get to see me on my shore leave.

I tell them that if they want to join me it would be good so I can see them on the trip and I can take them across the galaxy. Then I ask if my mom would ask my sister if she and my bro-in-law would also want to join along with their kids. They too want to join as do 2 of my maternal uncles, their wives and daughters (my cousins). So now it’s a huge family trip, in the guise of a family holiday trip as well. Since all of them understand that I can’t allow them to disembark certain areas and planets due to the fact that they aren’t military and therefore not qualifies, I can let them visit some planets on my route as long as it is safe.

Now in this fictional universe I created (like Star Trek with even more technological advances) we have this forcefield that protects us from any harm like biological or any weapons that any aliens can throw at us making us invincible. So my family will be free from harm as long as they wear the suits encased with the forcefield but I also commission 10 military robots that carry weapons for my family’s protection and also to ensure that they don’t accidentally wander off while I am on my mission.

So in my dream I came up with this spaceship that resembles a large, comfy, luxury house with one floor that has living rooms, entertainment rooms and a large dining room, another floor with bedroom suites for everyone and even some work stations & library to keep everyone busy and occupied on the trip. The small bridge is off limits for everyone except me – ofcourse, my main robot and the two robot pilots and Shawny. The bottom section of the spaceship houses the vehicles that we can use on another planet. So on the night that I am to leave on the trip, my dad, mom, sis, bil, 2 nephews and niece, 2 uncles, 2 aunts and my 2 cousin sisters arrive and I assign them their bedrooms.

We leave in the ship and while just out of the Milky Way, we start dinner but I also give them the rules they have to abide by on the trip. They all readily agree but they are excited to see and experience what I do and want to be with me. Post a large dinner and family time talks, they retire to their respective bedroom suites (bedroom, bathroom and a small siting area) and get ready for bed, I go back to the bridge with Shawny and check with the robots on our course heading and when we will get to our first destination. While everyone is already asleep I finally do all the checklist activities, yawn and stretch and head to my bedroom which is separate from the others and close to the bridge and Shawny the dog trots along my side as we sign off for the night.

Exciting times ahead! Pure science fiction dream.