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  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic update: Manchester United star eases injury concerns

     was forced off with a knee injury deep into stoppage time during ’s Europa League quarter-finals second leg with Anderlecht.

    The former Sweden captain’s knee buckled after landing awkwardly just before extra-time, with the Old Trafford clash level at 1-1.

    , whose side were eventual 2-1 winners, feared the worst after the game, admitting he’s expecting “fairly negative” news.

     

    But United left-back Shaw was much more optimistic, telling reporters: "He's fine. He was walking around in the changing room."

    Ibrahimovic is United’s leading goalscorer this season - with 28 in all competitions - and will be a huge loss in their push for a top-four finish.

    United also saw defender Marcos Rojo leave the field on a stretcher in the first half, leaving them dangerously short of options at the back.

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  • Coffee Chains Prove Addis is Still Thirsty for Brew

    Addis Abeba’s cafe culture stretches across all walks of life. At any time of day, the City’s cafes are teeming with customers who stop in between appointments, or even conduct business over a cup of coffee. Lingering for a morning over a newspaper rented or bought from wandering vendors and speaking to friends is a popular way to spend time for both locals and tourists in Addis.

     

    “I have been a customer from the beginning. The coffee here has a special taste,” says Daniel Gebremaryam, a customer at Abyssinia Coffee. “The space is wider and you can spend a long time over coffee than in other places.”

     

    Abyssinia Coffee began exporting coffee in 1990, and opened a coffee shop in Addis two years ago. So far, it operates in two locations. “We process coffee for the local market, which is sold in our café, after being ground and packaged,” explained Abiy Demise, export Manager. “But we do not get the standard of coffee that we want because the government does not allow the use of export standard coffee locally..”

     

    Lately there has been a boom in the number of coffee shop chains spreading across the city. They include Kaldi’s Cafe, Bilo’s, and Abyssinia Coffee. The majority of these coffee shop chains also sell processed coffee which has been roasted and ground on both the local and international markets.

     

    “The 25 years of experience that we have in the sector will help us to be competitive in the coffee market, which will help generate foreign currency,” says Andamlak Ashenafi, Abyssinia’s coffee sales manager. Even though Abyssinia does not export their coffee, it has found a significant demand on the local market, and amongst tourists in Addis.

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  • Man Discovers Incredible Hidden Fortune Inside Tank He Bought For Just £30K

    A man bought a tank for £30,000 and what he found inside could make him a millionaire.

     Buying a tank with your spare cash seems a bit of an unusual spend by anyone’s standards, but buying one and then discovering it had £2 million pounds worth of gold bars inside, must be pretty much unheard of.

     Nick Mead from Northamptonshire – who has the unusual hobby of tank restorer – came across the valuable stash while he was doing up his new Russian T54/69, (not pictured in the article) which he bought off eBay.

    The 55-year-old, along with his pal Todd Marshall, filmed himself while he was opening up the diesel tank in case there were weapons, which he would need to alert police of.

     

    Instead he unbelievably found five gold bars, each weighing 12 pounds and all together, totalling approximately £2 million pounds.

    The two lucky guys have since handed the bars over to police for closer analysis and Nick has been given a receipt for his find, which he’s wisely placed in a safety deposit box.

    Unfortunately Nick may not be able to keep his treasure, although he still seems pretty pleased with his ‘beautiful tank,’ which he has added to his collection of 150 military vehicles on his farm.

    Northamptonshire Police have been contacted about the situation, but have said they could not comment due to ‘operational reasons.’

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  • Ethiopian candidate for top WHO job gets full backing from Africa

    Ethiopia’s former Foreign Affairs minister Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has received strong backing from African countries to head the World Health Organisation (WHO), whose elections are due next month.

     At the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland from May 21-31, member states will vote in a new director-general for the UN’s leading health agency, who will take office on July 1.

    Tedros, 51, outlined to The New Times that his five priorities for the organisation namely: universal health coverage; health emergency preparedness; women, children and adolescents; health impacts of climate and environmental change; and creating a transformed WHO that is effectively managed, adequately resourced, results-focused and responsive.

    “I would like my legacy to be the Director-General who brought the world together to achieve universal health coverage that is equitable and affordable for all. I believe that access to health is a human right,” he said.

    “The Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Africa report that came out last year by WHO and others stated that 11 million Africans are falling into poverty every year due to high out-of pocket payments. That is unacceptable. I am convinced that UHC, with strong primary care and essential financial protection, is the key to overcoming global health security threats and to avoiding impoverishment.”

    If elected, Tedros said he will seek to strengthen coordination and information flows between the Secretariat, the regional offices, including the Regional Office for Africa, and the country offices.

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  • Home Remedies for Migraines

    Migraine headaches are one of the 20 most disabling medical conditions worldwide, according to the World Health Organization.

    A migraine is characterized by a throbbing pain, usually confined to one side of the head, that tends to get worse with movement. They typically last from four to 72 hours.

    Symptoms tend to vary from one person to another. People often experience sensory warning signs, such as blind spots, flashes of light, increased sensitivity to light and sound, tingling in the arms and legs, nausea and vomiting.

     Here are the top 10 home remedies for migraines.

    1. Apple Cider Vinegar

    Being a nutritional powerhouse, apple cider vinegar helps reduce migraines. Apple cider vinegar also offers health benefits like aiding detoxification, controlling blood sugar, regulating high blood pressure, reducing bone pain, promoting weight loss and relieving constipation.

    1. Add one tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar to a glass of water.
    2. Mix in one tablespoon of honey.
    3. Drink this daily to prevent as well as treat migraines.

    If you are not used to taking apple cider vinegar, start by taking one teaspoon and gradually increase the amount. During migraine attacks or when you feel them coming on, you can take two or three tablespoons.

    2. Ice Pack

    Using an ice pack is perhaps the most popular home remedy to get rid of tension as well as migraine headaches. It has a numbing effect that alleviates pain.

    • Wrap a few ice cubes in a clean towel and place it on your temples, forehead and/or the back of your neck for 10 to 15 minutes. Repeat as needed.
    • You can also try alternating hot and cold compresses for about 15 minutes, as needed. For better results, add lavender and/or peppermint essential oils to the water for the compress.

    3. Peppermint

    The anti-inflammatory property of peppermint helps soothe the nerves. Plus, it has an antispasmodic and calming effect. A study published in the International Journal of Neuroscience in 2008 found that the fragrance of this herb induces the feeling associated with headache relief.

     
    • Simply drink peppermint tea sweetened with honey. Repeat as needed.
    • You can also massage each of your temples with one drop of peppermint essential oil or a combination of peppermint and lavender oils. Leave it on for at least 20 to 30 minutes. Do this a few times a day until you get relief.

    4. Cayenne Pepper

    Cayenne pepper is a great home remedy for migraines because it stimulates circulation and improves blood flow. Plus, it contains capsaicin, a compound that works as a natural painkiller.

    1. Mix one-half to one teaspoon of cayenne pepper in a cup of warm water.
    2. Optionally, add some lemon juice and honey to improve the taste as well as health benefits.
    3. Drink this as needed.

    5. Chamomile

    Chamomile has anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, and soothing properties that help relieve migraines. Regularly drinking chamomile tea can also help prevent the problem.

    When dealing with migraines, you’ll get best results using German chamomile (Matricaria recutita). So, when purching this herb, look for the label that says “German chamomile”.

    • Steep two to three teaspoons of dried chamomile flowers in a cup of hot water for a few minutes. You can also add some lemon juice and honey. Strain and drink this tea three or four times a day for relief from migraine symptoms.
    • Alternatively, prepare an herbal tea by steeping equal quantities of chamomile, horehound and meadowsweet in a cup of hot water for at least five minutes. Strain and drink it. Repeat as needed.

    6. Ginger

    A 2013 study published in Phytotherapy Research indicates that ginger may prove effective in the treatment of common migraines.

    It blocks prostaglandins, which are chemicals that promote muscle contractions, impact hormones and regulate inflammation in blood vessels in the brain. Most non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), too, work by reducing the production of these chemicals.

    • Drink ginger tea a few times throughout the day until you get relief. Make sure to drink it at the onset of your headache. See Ginger Tea recipe here.
    • Simply chewing on a piece of raw ginger root will also help treat the problem and relieve symptoms like nausea and digestive distress.
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