Festivus, the prequel to The Album About Nothing, drops December 23.
It’s entertainment; do you know what I mean? Is it my cup of tea? I love my rap music but I am tired of defending it, you know what I mean?,” Shmurda’s attorney, Howard Greenburg told press after the hearing. “In the old days, you could defend why rap is art and you have people say its trash.”
I chose Nicki Minaj because she embodies the exuberant and modern femininity of the Cavalli woman. In recent years, we have become accustomed to women castigated in clothes that hide their body shapes. With this campaign, I wanted to send a strong countertrend message. I wanted a sensual woman who is aware of her body - who is not afraid to show her curves. Instead, she makes them her strength." Roberto said, explaining his reasons for casting Nicki.
Me on Instagram for the next few weeks trying to get my followers back up.” Adding, “Sad. But True. And funny.”
The attack, conducted Sunday by well-armed Islamist extremists in the town of Gumsuri, also killed 32 people. It recalled the April kidnappings in Chibok, where more than 200 girls were taken from a school.President Goodluck Jonathan, who is standing for re-election in February 14 polls, had pledged that the Chibok attack would mark the beginning of the end of terrorism in Nigeria, but violence has escalated since.
The Islamists have a carried out a series of abductions this year, boosting their supply of child fighters, porters and young women who have reportedly been used as sex slaves.
Boko Haram has not claimed the Gumsuri attack, but multiple sources in the village blamed the extremists, whose five-year uprising has killed more than 13,000 people and forced more than 1.5 million others from their homes.
Northeast Nigeria has been the epicentre of the conflict, but unrest has also spread into neighbouring Cameroon, where the military claimed to have killed 116 insurgents while repelling a Wednesday attack on an army base in the border town of Amchide.
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A convoy of gunmen stormed Gumsuri in Borno state on Sunday, throwing petrol bombs into buildings and leaving much of the village destroyed, two local officials and a witness said.
The officials, who put the death toll at 32, said the local government established the number of those abducted by contacting families, ward heads and clerics.
A vigilante leader based in the Borno state capital Maiduguri, Usman Kakani, told AFP that fighters who were in Gumsuri during the attack provided a figure of 191 abducted, including women, girls and boys.
Gumsuri is roughly 70 kilometres (40 miles) south of Maiduguri on the road that leads to Chibok.
Details of the attack took four days to emerge because the mobile phone network in the region has completely collapsed and many roads are impassable.
Mukhtar Buba, a resident who fled to Maiduguri, confirmed that women and children were taken. "After killing our youths, the insurgents have taken away our wives and daughters," he said.
The military and police were not immediately available to comment.
Witnesses said the hostages were carted away on trucks towards the Sambisa Forest, a notorious rebel stronghold, where the Chibok girls were also reportedly taken before being divided into smaller groups.
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Vigilantes, who have the military's backing, had defended Gumsuri against waves of previous Islamist attacks but were ultimately overpowered on Sunday, local officials said.
Soldiers on the ground have complained of being used as cannon fodder in battles against militants armed with rocket-propelled grenades and heavy artillery.An army court martial on Wednesday sentenced 54 soldiers to death for mutiny after they refused to deploy for an operation against Boko Haram, citing a lack of weapons.
"The oath of office taken by... soldiers is not a licence to commit suicide," said Femi Falana, defence lawyer for the mutineers, who described the verdict as an outrage.
Africa's largest economy and top oil producer is under intense pressure to contain the unrest before February polls.
Reacting to the violence in Gumsuri, a spokesperson for EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said the "almost daily deadly attacks" in northeastern Nigeria were "unacceptable" and called on the government to "address the underlying causes".
The EU also warned that neighbouring countries had become "increasingly caught up in the violence."
The defence ministry in Cameroon's capital Yaounde said Wednesday's raid in Amchide was carried out by several hundred Islamists who ambushed a column of military vehicles with explosives and simultaneously attacked the army base.
Cameroonian troops retaliated instantly, the ministry said, killing 116 insurgents while one soldier has been confirmed dead and another was missing.
Stretch marks can occur when there is a sudden change in body size. This often happen during pregnancy, puberty, or rapid weight-gain. Most pregnant women will get stretch marks around their abdomen, hips and thighs, and unfortunately,I think stretch marks are genetic so if your mom had stretch marks,you might end up with it too.
As your skin is stretched, the collagen in it is weakened and damaged. This will lead to formation of fine scars under your skin. Initially the marks look pink or red, but over time a thin, silvery line appears on the skin surface and a stretch mark is formed.
Remedies For Removing Stretch Marks
1. Use of Moisturizers
This is a very simple concept especially to prevent your stretch marks from increasing. Like the name, they are formed when our skin is stretched so if those areas are well moisturized then the skin can stretch without getting damaged. Try and use your lotion well before leaving the house everyday.
2. Potato Juice
Potato juice contains vitamins and minerals that improves or facilitates the growth and restoration of skin cells. You can just cut a medium-sized potato into thick slices. Take one of the potato pieces and rub it gently on the stretch marks for a few minutes and make sure the liquid from the potato covers the affected area. After the potato juice has dried for some time you should then wash it off with warm water.
3. Sugar scrub
White sugar is one of the best natural remedies to get rid of stretch marks. You can use the sugar to exfoliate your skin. Take a tablespoon of raw sugar and mix it with some almond oil and add a few drops of lemon juice. Mix it well and apply it on the stretch marks and other skin areas. Rub this mixture on the skin for at least 10 minutes every day before taking a shower and you should do this for a month or so and watch your stretch marks go.
4. Aloe Vera
You all know that aloe vera is effective in the treatment of many skin problems. It has various essential nutrients and active compounds that can be used in getting rid of dark spots, its healing and soothing properties can be used to get rid of stretch marks. You should directly rub aloe vera gel on the affected skin area, leave it on for a few minutes and then rinse the skin with lukewarm water.
You all know the abundance of benefits you can get from just drinking water adequately daily. It also helps to protect the skin from many kinds of problems. Well-hydrated skin results in regular detoxification of skin pores and restores elasticity, which will help a lot in getting rid of stretch marks. You should drink one to two glasses of water several times during a day.
6. Lemon Juice
We cannot overemphasize the unbelievable benefits of lemon. Lemon juice is naturally acidic which helps heal and reduce stretch marks. Daily rub fresh lemon juice gently onto the stretch marks. You should allow the lemon juice to soak into your skin for at least 10 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water.
7. Olive Oil
Olive oil contains a lot of nutrients and antioxidants that help improve various skin problems including stretch marks. Rub slightly warm pure olive oil into the affected skin area. This will improve the blood circulation and reduce the stretch marks to a great extent. You should the leave it for half an hour so that the vitamins A, D and E present in the oil are absorbed by the skin.
8. Egg Whites
Eggs are a rich source of protein but you want to use only the egg whites, which contain amino acids and proteins for your stretch marks. Whip the whites of two eggs gently with a spoon. Clean the affected skin area with water and then apply a thick layer of egg whites with a makeup brush. After the whites have dried completely you can then rinse with water. After this you can use your lotion or olive oil to keep the areas moisturised.