United have received plenty of negative press lately for their poor recent record when facing other members of the so-called 'big six', with last weekend's 0-0 draw at Chelsea the sixth successive game against such calibre of opponent in which they have failed to score. Five of those six matches ended 0-0, while the last time United managed to get a goal against the league's biggest clubs was the 6-1 humiliation by Tottenham in early October. PL FIXTURES | RESULTS | POINTS TABLE Such omens do not offer a particularly bright outlook ahead of their trip to the runaway leaders, with City heading into the weekend just one match away from setting a new club record, having now gone 28 games unbeaten across all competitions. But ex-United star Nani, who lost four of his eight games against City for the club, insists sheer ability alone is not the reason for the gap in the table. Speaking to Stats Perform News, Nani said: "What I have seen of this team and what I saw from … [Read more...] about Man City aren’t stronger than Man Utd – Nani hopeful ahead of derby
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If you've ever wondered how you can help your pregnant partner or friend feel some relief, you'll be glad to know there's a surprisingly simple trick. A man has revealed how to relieve some of the pressure they might be feeling, in a video that has been viewed a staggering 29 million times. The dad, known as @daddynewb on TikTok, demonstrated how he helps his wife by quite literally carrying some of the weight of her pregnancy for a few minutes a day. He said: "If you wanna do a favour for that pregnant lady, you’re going to gently lift her belly up, you’re gonna hold maybe 10-15 pounds. "And then when she’s ready, you’re gonna gently lower it back down." He begins by positioning his hands firmly under her stomach, making sure that he has a good grip before he lifts it up so that he is holding the weight instead of his wife - and the look on her face was enough to stun viewers. Since being posted, the video has been liked three million times and has received almost … [Read more...] about Man’s belly-lifting tip leaves pregnant woman in awe as it relieves painful pressure
Kindly Share This Story: B ut why caricature a man who never had a car with a final ride to the grave in a hired limousine? By Dr Ugoji Egbujo A matriarch dies. A frenzy ensues. The story of funerals in southern Nigeria. The real mourning doesn’t last long because the need to impress people at the funeral kicks in immediately. Family members begin to break their heads to raise funds to magnify themselves by a grandiose funeral. Culture says the dead should be honoured. But why caricature a man who never had a car with a final ride to the grave in a hired limousine? Some who died in cringe-worthy circumstances of abject lack are sometimes buried with stubborn lavishness. Funerals can rightly be carnivals. Life without colorful rituals will be drab. But funerals need not be farcical. They are gradually becoming the summary of our vanity and blooming hypocrisy. There is a new one. A man’s father dies. One of the man’s audacious friends collects … [Read more...] about Pride and Profit: The story of funeral ceremonies
The FIBA Basketball World Cup (formerly known as the FIBA World Championship; hello, rebranding) finished its group stage on Thursday. The tournament in Spain now enters its single-elimination knockout stage, beginning Saturday and leading up to Sept. 14's final in Madrid, Spain. See also: NFL Football Is Coming: The Good, the Bad and the Comedy Team USA and host Spain are still on track for their much anticipated championship game showdown, barring any unforeseen upsets — which certainly aren't impossible. While there's much left to determine in the Basketball World Cup, here are 10 things we've learned. You can find a schedule of remaining games here . 1. Anthony Davis is all that and more Going in, NBA fans looked at the Basketball World Cup as a big stepping stone for New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis — he of the jaw-dropping lankiness, preposterous athleticism and smooth skills — to leap from burgeoning star to full-on superstar. Leading the U.S. … [Read more...] about Basketball World Cup: 10 Things We’ve Learned So Far
TOP 10 (non Covid) THAIGER STORIES FOR 2020 The Thaiger started 2020, as we all did, with high hopes and few clues that we were heading into a profound disruption for almost the entire year. Even as we were tapping away at the keyboards on January 1, 2020, there were stories emerging in Wuhan, China about a mysterious new respiratory disease that was starting to pop up at the provincial hospitals. But, although Covid consumed much of our top stories in 2020, there were other stories of course as life continued to stumble along in Thailand. Here are the stories, from 1 – 10, and the number of people that read each story on thethaiger.com . We’ve also added the Top 10 Covid stories for the year as well, as voted by YOU, our readers. Thai Army sniper goes on shooting rampage in Korat – up to 20 shot and killed – 124,342 February 8 “A police and army detachment is currently searching for an army sniper in Nakhon Ratchasima’s Korat city centre. The solider has shot dead … [Read more...] about WOW what a year! Thailand’s top news stories for 2020 as voted by YOU.
It has become more and more common for young people around the world to describe themselves not as a “man” or a “woman,” but as “something else.” One term for this something else is transgender . Transgender is an umbrella term for a wide variety of different identities (e. g ., genderqueer, gender variant, gender fluid, gender non-conforming, hyper-feminine gay man, asexual, etc.). The common core of transgender identities is they don’t fit within traditional cisgender binaries of men versus women (“cisgender” refers to people whose sexual and gendered identities align in typical ways). Transgendered individuals frequently face intense prejudices and physical dangers in trying to live their authentic lives around the world (looking at you, North Carolina ). Here is a brief, emotionally-compelling video describing some transgender people’s problematic experiences with health care in the USA. It’s a powerful video, I encourage you to watch it and think about how … [Read more...] about Sex and Gender Are Dials—Not Switches