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Has Taylor Swift found her true love?

 

They`ve been letting the whole world know, that they are really loved up, so it is not a surprise when they announced that moving in together is the next step.

Taylor have said that she trusts Calvin more than anyone she`s ever met. They both have busy work schedules, but Taylor is determined to keep this relationship going, so they are considering to find their own place.

Taylor Swift sharing pictures of her and Calvin is also a good sign, because she failed to do that with any of her past boyfriends. A friend of hers says :” Taylor is so deep in love, it would be devestating to see her heart getting broken again. Calvin is a nice guy, and we really hope, that things will work out for them.”

We really hope that this will be the Love Story, Taylor has always dreamed of…..or if it`s not, we will have another chart topping hit song.

Powers have extended talks until Friday as disagreements persist over details of the landmark deal.

Iran and 6 world powers (US, UK, France, China, Russia and Germany), failed to meet the Tuesday deadline for an agreement aimed at curtailing Tehran’s nuclear programme.

The talks have been extended for several more days as disagreements surround particular sticking points. In return for restricting their nuclear programme for 15 years, Iran will be freed from the economic sanctions that have crippled its economy, but Tehran is seeking further incentives.

Specifically, the Iranians want a UN embargo on the trade of missiles and other conventional weapons to be lifted. They claim the embargo is unfair treatment on behalf of the UN, and that it’s lifting is a deal breaker for the landmark deal.

The missile embargo was introduced in 2006 to undermine Iran’s acquisition of technologies used to deliver nuclear weapons. In 2007, a Security Council resolution forbade member states from receiving or selling arms to Iran, whilst a 2010 resolution blocked the sales of conventional arms e.g. tanks, aircraft and missile launchers.

The US has found itself in a tight spot, as no deal could see Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons reignited, whereas a compromise involving the lifting of the arms embargo could have far reaching consequences for the Middle East, where Iran has long been seeking to dominate.

Through its sponsorship of terrorist groups such as Hezbollah and Hamas, it has sewn instability and disorder in neighbouring states from Lebanon to Israel, while its current quest for nuclear weapons capability risks kicking off a nuclear arms race in the world’s most volatile region.

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In Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has continued to blast the deal, decrying it as a recurrence of concessions on the part of the P5+1. “What we see in Vienna” said Netanyahu, “is a breakdown of the principles that the P5+1 committed itself to uphold”. He is rightly concerned that the billions of dollars that are forecast to flow into Iran as a result of sanctions relief will only inspire the Iranians to further pursue their regional ambitions.

This will mean greater funding for terrorist groups such as Hezbollah, who are believed to at one point received between $100-$200 million a year from the Iranians. If the arms embargo is to also be lifted, Israel will feel increasingly threatened as their sworn regional enemy will no doubt build its military capability.

Unsurprisingly, those close to the talks report that Russia supports lifting the embargo. They will be keen to see a resurgent Iran given their shared interest in the survival of the Assad regime in Syria, and given that a re-emerging Iran will act as a counterweight to the US conduit in the Middle East; Israel.

These fears are legitimate, and a compromise needs to be made if the deal is to have any chance of surviving, particularly given its unpopularity amongst hardliners in both Iran and the US. The US needs the deal to shore off nuclear proliferation, but it cannot be strong-armed by the Iranians into lifting an arms embargo that would indirectly promote international terrorism and fan the flames in Syria.

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It’s dilemmas and minute details such as these that are holding the deal back, and although there’s talk of an agreement never being closer, John Kerry has warned that “hard choices” need to be made, whilst both sides are “not where we need to be on several of the most difficult issues”.

Additionally, the fact that negotiations are moving past the deadline means that the deal will not be presented to US congress on July 9th, when it was scheduled for a 30 day review. It will now be handed in after the 9th, which consequently means it will be up for a 60 day review. This will allow hawks in the Obama administration and the opposition more time to lobby against the agreement, and more time to disagree and argue over its merits, undermining its chances for success.

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As time runs out and decisions become more difficult, the chances to close the deal of a generation continue to dwindle. With Iran pushing for no arms embargo, and the US stating there will be “ongoing restrictions on arms just like there will be ongoing restrictions regarding missiles”, this is going to be a classic geo-political stare down. Either one of them blinks, or they both walk away with nothing.

Choosing to smile after a great ordeal.

Yesterday made it a decade since that horrific terrorist attack, which took place in the city of London, know worldwide as 7/7. In an instant, 26 people lost their lives that fateful day and several other people were fatally wounded.

Yesterday brought about various emotions to people who have had their lives changed forever by that incident. For people who lost a loved one, it’s another day when the wound caused by the absence of that deceased loved one is unintentionally reopened.

For one happy survivor of that sickening attack, it was an emotional day as she met the officer who saved her after she was fatally wounded by the explosion, which resulted in the loss of both of her legs.

The bomb was detonated by Jarmaine Lindsey, 19, as the Piccadilly line train travelled between King’s cross and Russell square station. Ms Hicks was the last person to be pulled out of the wreckage by PC Andrew Maxwell.

Ms Hicks and PC Maxwell exchanged an emotional hug as they met. Ms Hicks said: “My life and those around me changed forever on July 7, 2005. I believe in the power and brilliance of humanity. My life was saved by strangers, people who never gave up, people who risked their own lives to save mine.

“To them, I was a precious human life. My rescue wasn’t dependent on my faith, my colour, my gender or wealth.”

Ms Gill Hicks presented PC Andrew Maxwell with a higher commendation for ‘extreme courage’ in 2006. Speaking at the time, she said: “I have formed an ‘indescribable bond’ with my rescuers and we keep in touch.

“I have since gone on a journey of discovery of all who were there at the scene, so I can meet and thank them. I am pleased to say that the vital ones are now best friends.

“It’s wonderful, it is a bond that is almost indescribable. How do you say thank you to someone who saves your life?”



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The Italian Maestro will move to New York City FC in the twilight of his career.

Andrea Pirlo, the Italian maestro who has plied his masterful trade in Italy for his whole career, will now be enjoying his fine wine and pasta in Little Italy.

Pirlo, the deep-lying playmaker who played for Brescia, Inter Milan, AC Milan and, up until now, Juventus, has agreed a deal with New York City FC which will see him end his long and illustrious career in the Big Apple.

Over the last few months Pirlo has been linked to the MLS Franchise, having been in attendance for their derby vs New York Red Bulls only a couple of weeks ago.

NYCFC dropped a big hint a few days ago, publishing a player profile for Pirlo on their website before swiftly removing it, though the damage had been done. Screenshots were reported in the New York Post as well as circulating around social media.

And now it appears, after being reported on Sky Sports News, that the move has been confirmed by Juventus. A statement on Juve’s official website read: “Andrea Pirlo has ended his magnificent four-year stay at Juventus after officially completing a move to MLS outfit New York City. It has been an honour and a privilege to have shared these four fantastic seasons with Andrea and all associated with Juventus Football Club wish him the very best for the future. Thanks for everything, Maestro, and good luck.”

Pirlo is indeed a decorated veteran of the game, having a World Cup, six Serie A titles, two Champions League titles and two appearances at the Olympic Games. He will undoubtedly be a superb addition to the MLS club, playing alongside fellow aging stars Frank Lampard and David Villa.



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According to his agent, San Iker is keen on a move Portuguese giants FC Porto this summer. However, the Madrid board is waiting to finalize De Gea's transfer before considering the sale of the 34-year-old Spaniard.

This Monday, Iker Casillas’ agent has made a stunning revelation which, in the space of a few hours, totally eclipsed the headline-grabbing “David de Gea transfer saga”.

In a brief interview with Record, San Iker’s representative Carlo Cutropia confessed that Portuguese behemoth FC Porto was interested in acquiring his client, and added that the interest was very much reciprocal : “Iker is very excited about the prospect of going to FC Porto.

“Real Madrid already got an offer and they know what Iker’s wish is.

“At this point, we are trying to find a common ground.”

It seems that after years of resistance, Casillas is now resigned to leave the Santiago Bernabeu, a bastion he valiantly defended since 1999. From the early 2000s to 2012, his gravity-defying saves between the posts were unanimously praised, but from 2013 up to 2015 – following a severe hand injury, high-profile dissension with manager Jose Mourinho and sporadic goalkeeping blunders – the Spaniard became a much maligned figure in the Iberian peninsula.

Coincidently, the veteran shotstopper is now poised to join the club where his old foe Mourinho has an undisputed legendary status.

As things stand, Casillas’ ineluctable departure from his boyhood club is dependent on De Gea’s much anticipated transfer from North-West England to the Spanish capital. Ergo if Manchester United opts not to sell their coveted goalkeeper to Real Madrid, Casillas’ move to Porto will likely not materialize this summer.

In case there is such a status-quo, the two protagonists will both feel aggrieved. The fact is that 34-year-old wants one last hurrah at a top-tier club to keep his chances of a Euro 2016 participation intact, while his young compatriot wants to make the perilous (yet stimulating) jump from England’s most prestigious club to Europe’s most decorated team.

By the end of the transfer window, will their dreams be quashed or realized? The suspense is almost palpable.



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Kim Kardashian is struggling whilst North West dresses up as Minnie Mouse
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Last month, when North West turned 2, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West took the whole Kardashian-Jenner clan to Disneyland to celebrate the toddler’s big day.

Of course, the brunette bombshell took to Instagram to share a snap of North dressed as Minnie with her 38.1 million followers.

“Happy Birthday to the sweetest Minnie Mouse! Thank you to Disneyland for the most amazing day! I will post more pics later today was a busy day!” she captioned it.

Minnie has definitely made a big impression on the adorable 2-year-old, since she is still dressing up as the famous Disney character. But it seems like her 34-year-old mother is having some trouble dealing with her daughter’s colourful outfits. “The struggle is real! We cannot go out of the house like this!!! LOL,” Kim Kardashian wrote on Instagram on Friday.

The struggle is real! We cannot go out of the house like this!!! LOL

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She then uploaded a second cute picture, and captioned it: “We compromised.”

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The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star confirmed her second child –and first son– is on the way.

Do you think he will share his parents and big sister’s passion for fashion?




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Not easy, still not impossible.

It’s been two years. And I’m still figuring this entire thing out. I have good days, when everything seems just fine, and others so bad that it looks like the end of the world. This is how a hypothyroidism carrier life looks like, when it’s all new. However, there’s always a way. After all, once you have it, it’s a lifelong company, so you better take care of it.

Your hormones tell all of the cells in your body how it should proceed and at what speed. However some people lack this balance which causes problems in the communication. The lack of balance may be for two main reasons: over-production of hormones (Hyperthyroidism), which makes your body overwork, or in my case (Hypothyroidism), not enough thyroid hormone, which makes your body slow down.

In the early stages, you barely recognize the symptoms of hypothyroidism, but as your system gets slower you may develop more signs. Some of them being:

  • Unexplained weight gain/Puffy face
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Irregular menstrual cycle
  • Hair loss
  • Dry Skin/ Weak nails
  • Constipation
  • Slower heart rate
  • Muscle weakness/pain
  • High Cholesterol levels

…and so many more.

Good news: It can easily be diagnosed with a blood test and treated with, usually, a pill per day (containing synthetic thyroid hormone levothyroxine). The dosage can change depending on your body’s need to balance your system. It can take some time to determine the proper amount, but in a few weeks you should experience the changes.

Bad news: These pills will be with you for your entire life. BUT untreated hypothyroidism will offer you other health problems, such as: obesity, joint pain, infertility/birth defects, heart disease, mental health issues and some others, very critical, but rare.

Anyone can develop this disease, but that can come with an explanation: Autoimmune disease (when your immune system produces antibodies that attack your own tissues); use of certain medication; pregnancy; Iodine deficiency (mineral essential to produce hormones), etc. The risk usually is for (most) women older than 60, but well, I’m 22.

I still cannot control it properly and I’m changing my medication a lot lately. I am experiencing some new symptoms and it is getting me really nervous. Nevertheless, I have to live with it and find my balance. So my advice is to learn all about it, and all the options to help you stabilise. For me the worse thing is how it gets through your emotions and most of times you just feel depressed, or without the will to be happy.

Also you have no strength to do anything: hobbies, work, have fun, socialise. Therefore, it happens that some days, or a few of them consecutively, you are just down. But don’t let it get you. At least, that’s what I keep saying to myself and that’s what I keep fighting against.

Some friends or even family members of a hypothyroidism carrier don’t understand or don’t realise that some behaviour can be connected with this, which is normal. But being there it’s enough. Thus, we apologise for any inconvenience! It’s a long road, but there are many people who’s able to manage it easily.

I believe it just depends on each individual, and how they want to face it. There are so many other worse things in life, so many worse diseases some people fight, why going down now? I had a pulmonary embolism, and thanks to that I figure the hypothyroidism faster, just in time to start doing something, so can I complain?

Therefore, with my recent research, I’ll give some, small, still important, tips for all my mates in this lifetime marathon:

  • Choose what you eat properly:
  1. Avoid: Soy; certain vegetables like cabbage and broccoli; gluten; fast, processed and sugary foods; too much fiber; coffee; and alcohol.
  2. Go for: Fish; nuts; whole grains (balanced and hours after medication); fresh fruits and certain vegetables; seaweed; beans; and dairy.
  • Try to balance your body weight:
  1. Eat properly and have small and frequent meals.
  2. Exercise often.
  3. Take the medicine.
  • Deal with your emotions:
  1. Reduce stress.
  2. Get good sleep (fresh bedroom; avoid big snacks before bed; relax; have a comfy bed).
  3. Talk to a therapist (will help with the attitude towards the condition; and depression).
  4. Be social.
  • Most important: Get support
  1. Your doctor (you need someone who knows better and you need to be doing tests frequently) or/and therapist.
  2. Your family.
  3. Your friends.
  4. A support group (maybe).

As you can see, there’s a lot going on with hypothyroidisms. But it can happen in everyone lives, so it’s better to be prepared. Anyway, this is an excuse for nothing; just live a normal life because you can!!

Pedophiles has asked for equal rights

 

In an age where taboos are now at the forefront of everyday society we are beginning to see a change in how we view things. Rightfully so, equality has been the agenda as minority groups fight for their right to exist as everyone should.

However, pedophiles have started to fight for their rights too, claiming that their desire towards children is a sexual orientation, which isn`t different from homosexuality.

In an academic conference, which been held by Cambridge University, it`s been proclaimed that ”homosexuality is a normal thing for men” and ”a lot of men would like to have sex with children”.

USA newspaper Northern Colorado Gazette says, that pedophiles are using the same tactics as homosexuals, when they were fighting for their rights a couple years ago.

Critiques of homosexuality have said, that at the time when homosexuality will be fully and officially admitted like an ”alternative lifestyle”, there will be no borders for anything anymore.

By now, many of psychologists are already searching for a new definition of pedophilia. How do you feel about this?

Is it really over for Kourtney and Scott?

 

No matter how famous and beautiful you are, when it comes to love, it`s hard for everyone. Kourtney Kardashian has reportedly grew tired of Scott acting like a bad boy.

Some pictures from a yacht party, where Scott has been seen with other girls, and even paying his attention to one brunette in particular, has been the last nail in the coffin for Kourtney. Scott has been kicked out from a family house, which they share with their 3 kids Mason, Penelope and Reign, and has since been spotted in St Tropez.

However, Kourtney is thankful for Scott always being there for their kids, but admits, that things are being so much easier for her without him. They have been at each others throats lately.

Also, Scott recently asked Kourtney for an open relationship, which was devastating for her and has broken her heart.

How the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal is key to maintaining the US's position and undermining China's quest for global economic leadership.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a colossal free trade agreement currently being negotiated between the US and 11 Pacific Rim nations. Collectively these states represent 40% of global GDP and 1/3 of global trade – creating a gross domestic product of $28 trillion. The deal has been mired in controversy as its opponents – many of them democrats – claim it’s a power grab for corporations, whilst millions of manufacturing jobs will be shipped to lower-wage nations.

Admittedly a couple of clauses are a cause for concern. The protection of intellectual property rights may undermine pharmaceutical competition and inspire higher prices, and this needs to be addressed so that consumers don’t foot the bill and so that there are still incentives to create new medicines. A clause on currency manipulation should also be included to prevent unfair advantages.

In terms of the US losing jobs to lower-wage nations, corporations don’t need Free Trade Agreements (FTA’s) to facilitate this. This is a direct consequence of the hyper-globalised moment. Between 1999-2011 for example, estimates claim China ‘stole’ two million jobs from US manufacturing, despite failing to negotiate a free trade agreement. Trade barriers are unable to deter offshoring when wages can be as low as $100 a month compared to around $830 a week in the United States.

Evidently, FTA’s create winners and losers, but the raised income of $78 billion per year in the US alone is not something to be shied away from, whilst increasing interdependency at the centre of future global trade is always going to be good for business. But much more is at stake here than US commercial interests.

The TPP is vital to US grand strategy, and a key component in Obama’s ‘pivot’ to Asia. It is fundamental in staving off China’s ascendancy to global economic dominance, and failure to close the deal could have far reaching consequences.

In the Asia-Pacific, where US primacy has resided since 1945, China is currently negotiating its own wave of substantial trade agreements. This includes the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) between ten members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). China is also pursuing a bi-lateral FTA with Australia and a tri-lateral FTA with Japan and South Korea. These negotiations would take on extra significance in light of a TPP failure, and could leave the US excluded from the Asian market as it’s exporters would face competitive disadvantages.

With its accession clause and with China recently showing interest in joining the negotiations, TPP failure would also rid the US of a chance to tie the Chinese to a 21st Century trade era created by and tailored for the US and it’s interests. It will have missed an opportunity to shape China’s trade practices and economic management in a system with the US at the helm. These missed opportunities and a slide in economic influence may tilt the balance of power ever more east and into China’s hands.

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This would be welcomed news in Beijing, and would support China’s offer of alternative international leadership. An offer hinted at by their creation of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), built as a lender to developing Asian nations, rivalling the IMF and other western loaning institutions.

A global economic order with China at the helm would loosen the restraints on its foreign policy ambitions. In the South and East China seas, Beijing is already risking instability by pursuing expansion in direct conflict with rival claimant nations. A china less dependent on a US led world order may have less qualms engaging in high-stake power politics, bringing forward the risk of conflict and war in the Asia-Pacific.

China’s strict adherence to the respect of sovereignty and the right of a nation to govern how it so chooses will also ensure that US goals of democracy advancement and universal human rights will be put even further on the back burner. Given it’s own questionable human rights records and to avoid investigation, China is unlikely to attach the same level of ‘good governance’ conditions to its loans as US led institutions when lending to morally questionable regimes.

Developing nations with authoritarian leadership are therefore more likely to bandwagon with a superpower who doesn’t ask questions, particularly if the US no longer has a position at the centre of the Asia-Pacific that it can use as leverage. And as china’s military spending continues to grow, allies might question the credibility of the US’s position in the pacific theatre, undermining existing security alliances that act as a restraint on Chinese aggression.

The US must therefore close the TPP deal if they are to maintain global leadership and fulfill their policy ambitions in the Asia-Pacific. Opponents must realise the potential consequences of TPP failure: a boost to Chinese ascendancy and a sidelining of core US foreign policy initiatives.