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FIFA hails Osimhen for breaking African transfer record

first_img Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWhat’s Up With All The Female Remakes?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made Loading… The former Golden Eaglets ace in the process emerged Nigeria’s most expensive player after seeing off Alex Iwobi’s £30m transfer to Everton. Read Also: De Laurentiis: Osimhen actually cost Napoli €80m “All the best in this next chapter of your career, Victor!” FIFA wrote on its official Twitter account moments after the deal was announced. Interestingly, Osimhen kick-started his international career at the FIFA U-17 World cup in Chile back in 2015, carting home the top-scorer award and the winners medal. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img “From starring at the #U17WC with @NGSuperEagles in 2015 to becoming @en_sscnapoli’s marquee signing. World’s football governing body, Federation of International Football Association, FIFA has hailed Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen after sealing a record transfer from Lille to Napoli. Osimhen joined the Italian Serie A side on Thursday, July 31, for a record of €50m plus additional bonuses, a year after signing for Lille from Charleroi for just €12m.last_img read more

Tennis: Sharapova beats Wozniacki

first_imgDefending champion Maria Sharapova moved into the semi-finals of the Madrid Open for a third consecutive year with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 win over Caroline Wozniacki on Thursday.The Russian showed no ill effects early on from her marathon win over Caroline Garcia on Wednesday as she raced through the first set.Sharapova broke again in the first game of the second set, but a host of errors handed the momentum back to the world number five and Wozniacki served out to take the match into a deciding set.The third set followed a similar pattern, except this time it was Wozniacki who failed to build on an early break as Sharapova’s power from the baseline proved too much for the Dane.And after breaking in the penultimate game, Sharapova rounded off victory in just over two hours on court to set up a semi-final meeting with either Lucie Safarova or Svetlana Kuznetsova.last_img read more

How certain foods can help boost intelligence and improve mood

first_imgThere are plenty of age-old myths about the “magical powers” of vegetables that parents have been spreading for years in a bid to diversify the diets of their stubborn and veg-averse children.We hate to be the ones to break it to you, but the truth is that carrots probably won’t help you see you see in the dark and eating bread crusts probably isn’t going to make your hair any curlier.That’s not to say that food can’t have healing properties though – in fact, according to health journalist and author Max Lugavere, certain foods can improve cognitive function to a degree not too dissimilar from the old wives’ tales we’ve come to know and mock.“Food has a powerful role in cognitive health by supplying the micronutrients the body needs to repair from the damages that occur to due to the stresses of modern life,” explains Lugavere, whose book Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life, claims that eating the right foods can actually foster intelligence and boost memory.“Foods that are high in two plant pigments, lutein and zeaxanthin, have been linked to greater crystallized intelligence,” Lugavere told The Independent, “which is the ability to use the knowledge you’ve acquired over a lifetime.”He explained that these pigments are found in high concentrations in a myriad of foods that most of us already perceive as healthy, such as kale, spinach, and avocado.However, that doesn’t mean you need to live your life according to greens, Lugavere explains, as lutein and zeaxanthin are also found in the yolks of pastured eggs and in the fat of grass-fed beef.“These two compounds have been found in a trial in young and healthy college-aged students to boost visual processing speed which is important for athletic performance and responding to visual stimuli,” he added.According to Lugavere, inflammation and the brain are inextricably linked and applying key nutritional principles could help curb feelings of depression and anxiety that inflammation can provoke.“Inflammation is a cornerstone of chronic non-communicable diseases, which now accounts for 60 percent of all deaths worldwide according to the World Health Organisation,” he said.“These types of diseases were relatively rare in antiquity and include diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. But inflammation, having evolved as a protective mechanism, also signals to our ancient brains that our bodies are under attack.”One of the most powerful food groups to combat inflammation, he argues, is cruciferous vegetables i.e. broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage.These vegetables produce a compound called sulforaphane, which studies have also linked to improving autism symptoms, protecting the skin from prematurely ageing and boosting memory.“Young broccoli sprouts in particular have 100 times the amount of this compound as adult broccoli,” he added, “and green tea can be useful to increase non-sedated relaxation due to the presence of both caffeine and another psychoactive compound called theanine.”Genius Foods also praises the likes of blueberries, extra-virgin olive oil, avocados and dark chocolate for their brain-boosting properties.Interestingly, despite endless studies lauding the physical and environmental benefits of veganism, it’s not a diet Lugavere would recommend from a cognitive perspective.“Veganism likely isn’t what historically led to the evolution of our brains,” he said.“Researchers believe based on the current archaeological record that it was access to meat and even cooked meat, that allowed us to more easily access brain-building fats like DHA and nutrients that led to the evolution of our brains.“When you look at people of European ancestry, they are less efficient at converting plant-based forms of omega-3s to their usable form in the body, which tells you that at some point in our evolution we became less reliant on plant forms of these fats once we started eating fish, land animals and eggs.“Protein is just one small part of the story; it’s the nutrients that animal products contain such as B12, zinc, iron, DHA, and choline, to name a few.”While Lugavere insists that his philosophies should by no means be considered a fad diet, he claims that after just two weeks of following his dietary advice people will notice a difference in the way they feel, particularly those who make the shift from the standard American diet, which he says includes more than 300 grams of carbohydrates per day.Sourcelast_img read more