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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Online gamers crack AIDS enzyme puzzle,bring scientists closer to finding the cure

     So I guess playing game is not a waste of time as people think.

Online gamers  have deciphered the structure of an enzyme of an AIDS-like virus that had defeated the efforts of scientists for a decade.

Aids virus

"The exploit is published on Sunday in the journal Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, where -- exceptionally in scientific publishing -- both gamers and researchers are honoured as co-authors."
Their target was a monomeric protease enzyme, a cutting agent in the complex molecular tailoring of retroviruses, a family that includes HIV. Figuring out the structure of proteins is vital for understanding the causes of many diseases and developing drugs to block them. 

Figuring out the structure of proteins is vital for understanding the causes of many diseases and developing drugs to block them. But a microscope gives only a flat image. Pharmacologists, though, need a 3-D picture that "unfolds" the molecule and rotates it in order to reveal potential targets for drugs.

In 2008,  a fun-for-purpose video game was developed by the University of Washignton  in which gamers, divided into competing groups, compete to unfold chains of amino acids -- the building blocks of proteins -- using a set of online tools. homepage -> http://folding.stanford.edu/
To the astonishment of the scientists, the gamers produced an accurate model of the enzyme in just three weeks what has taken scientists decades.
"We wanted to see if human intuition could succeed where automated methods had failed," Firas Khatib of the university's biochemistry lab said in a press release. "The ingenuity of game players is a formidable force that, if properly directed, can be used to solve a wide range of scientific problems."

One of Foldit's creators, Seth Cooper, explained why gamers had succeeded where computers had failed.
"People have spatial reasoning skills, something computers are not yet good at," he said.
"Games provide a framework for bringing together the strengths of computers and humans. The results in this week's paper show that gaming, science and computation can be combined to make advances that were not possible before."

funny comment i found-> "Scientists are struggling to find aliens, while gamers have been blasting them off for decades." #TRUETALK 
SO okay people, it wasn't mortal kombat, football manager or their likes
those ones are probably still a waste of time..LOL
These gamers have solved a huge problem and as they say, its a big step to finding the cure to AIDS as well as some other presently incurable diseases.
I asked a friend a question after I read this story

much luv,
dangel eyez 

Ebay seller says "NICHOLAS CAGE is a VAMPIRE" with PROOF

Nicolas Cage and American Civil War "doppleganger"

Nicholas Cage Portrait - P 2011
 photo of a man in Bristol, Tennessee in the year 1980

A photo recently surfaced on eBay of a man during the Civil War era who looks exactly like Nicolas Cage.
An antique dealer has put the image up for auction on eBay and is demanding at least $1MILLION – the equivalent of £635,000.
As of Sept. 16, the seller had received 78 offers on the photo, all of which have been declined.
The seller jokes that the picture is proof Cage is not 47 as he claims – but an immortal vampire.
The image of a man looking identical to the Con Air star dates from around 1870.
Jack Mörd, from Seattle, Washington, says the photo was taken of a man in Bristol, Tennessee.
He said: "My theory is that he allows himself to age to a certain point, maybe 70, 80 or so, then the actor 'Nicolas Cage' will 'die'.
"But in reality, the undead vampire 'Nicolas Cage' will have rejuvenated himself and appeared in some other part of the world, young again, and ready to start all over."
Mr Mörd runs The Thanatos Archive and says he is a fan of Victorian-era photography.
He assured prospective bidders: "This is not a trick photo of any kind and has not been manipulated in Photoshop or any other graphics program.
'It's an original photo of a man who lived in Bristol, TN, sometime around the Civil War."

Na wa o!! The things people come up with and to think he is demanding for
To be honest, the picture of the guy from 1980 looks like Nicholas Cage but why would anyone conclude that "Nicholas Cage is a vampire". 
All these vampire series and movies have to stop, people are losing it. LOL!!
or could it be true??   X_X  
much luv,
dangel eyez

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Thoughtful Thursdays: I want to be like Her……No Her……umm Yes Her!

Females are the most indecisive sexes on the planet….and more fortunate than not, I am one indecisive person. Yes, I said fortunate…lol…why should I limit myself to just a few options when I have a zillion varieties to select from. I owe it to myself to satisfy my thirst to always have the best of anything within my reach (well as I try to cut my cloth according to my size). In my journey to find myself and understand who I am, who I want to be, qualities that I want to shape my being, I do not limit myself to just one person as a role model. For every person I admire, there is a quality that has drawn me to them. Not necessarily because the others do not have it, but because people exhibit it in different ways individually that makes them stand out more than the other person.

So my style icons are Victoria Beckham, Queen Raina of Jordan, Whitney Port, Blair Waldorf (the character), Miranda Kerr and Solange Knowles. Their fashion styles are not too far off, well of all of the mentioned, Solange is pretty much the most urban. But I just can’t seem to choose one particular person in this category to emulate wholly because it’s more fun and adventurous to come up with something that combines what I see in all of them. I am definitely not the only one who has loads of people they look up to in one category of …’whatever it may be’. So you probably get my gist, it gets more interesting in our attempts to fit all of these different features in one.

The same way I have people I look up to when it comes to more staid aspects such as my defining values. The people in this category are those I know personally, they are people I have lived with or been closely acquainted to. Close enough to understand what makes them who they are, how they perceive things, their spiritual foundation, their goals in life, and enough to know what so..so would do in a given situation. These are my Friends (notice the cap.’F’ lol…) who I can count on one hand. I surely have loads of people I talk to or hang with or party with or even share things with but whom am I deceiving? I can only rely on a tinny tiny fraction of these people 24/7. No one is perfect, my Friends individually have their short comings but combining all their winning values together would make a wonderful person (who I aspire to me as I get older and wiser and more settled on my journey to finding me…hoping I don’t get lost on d way lol).

To some extent, I guess personality contributes to what degree a person’s indecisiveness is. Some people are ‘go getters’ they know what they want and where they are headed. Once they make up their minds there is no turning back. Well some of us are not like that and the earlier we admit it and deal with it the better for us, before we get stuck in places we don’t want to be, places that are not meant for us, places we aren’t meant for. This does not me we (people like me) do not know what we want. We actually do, and a limited sample does not satisfy us. Since we know this is part of our nature, we tend to be picky (in a good way) and are ready to spend time (wisely) trying out various things till we find the ‘perfect’ (subjective to different individuals) combination we seek else the search continues. J  

In the end, it may take a life time for some of us, others my find their ‘perfect’ combinations earlier what ever the case, it would have been a worthwhile journey. We would have learnt and experienced so much. We would have funny faces (comprising of smiley, serious, embarrassed, dreamy looks etc) as we reminisce on our lives, the highs, the lows and the limbos.

Totally my opinion,
Signed: AOI

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Boko Haram sent an e-mail last Thursday to the mail box of UNIBEN Registrar, notifying the institution of its resolve to bomb the university as part of its agenda to stop western education in the country.
In the purported e-mail, the Islamic Sect gave September 12 to 17 as the target date to detonate bombs at the higher institution, warning that the message was “not a threat, but a notification which must be strictly adhered to.”
The sect declared that it had listed University of Benin alongside 19 other universities where it planned to explode bombs within the stipulated period it gave, saying “Western education must stop in Nigeria. May Allah bless us."
Screening of vehicles at University of Ibadan following a bomb scare in the institution,
Photo: Kehinde Gbadamosi
University of Ibadan also received a threat.The authorities of the University of Ibadan have confirmed the threat by members suspected to be Boko Haram sect that they wanted to bomb the university between 12 and 17 September.The rumour was confirmed, Monday by the  Acting Vice Chancellor of the university, Pro. Elijah Afolabi Bamigboye.The threat led to panic among staff and students of the institution as  there was heavy security presence at the main entrance to the university,  opposite Agbowo Shopping Complex.Many staff and visitors going into the campus were subjected to thorough search by security operatives who were armed with AK 47 rifles and bullet proof jackets.Prof. Bamigboye who said he too was subjected to the search said security beef-up was necessary to check any eventuality.
“We heard rumours that a group which detests education is likely to descend on institutions where education is being imparted. We heard that U.I is top on the list. When we heard the rumour of  the threat to bomb U.I, we did not want to take chances. We’ve heard of experiences in the past, especially the recent bombing of the UN house in Abuja as well as the Force headquarters which left several people dead”.

Oh!! for goodness sake can someone just do something about this people and fast. My friend at Obafemi Awolowo University tells me  the security in her school is tight now and I bet some students are scared. I also heard, UI has declared 3 days of fasting and prayer.hmmmm good but in addition, they better tighten up their security o and do more to prevent it from happening. Heaven helps those who help themselves.
God help us.
dangel eyez


YAY!! and more YAY!! lool.
and the winner of Miss Universe 2011 is..............

Leila Luliana da Costa Vieira Lopes, a 25 year old student from Benguela dazzled the judges with her poise, beauty and grace.

Here's what she said when she was asked the interview question about which of her physical trait she would change, 
Thank God I’m very satisfied with the way God created me and I wouldn’t change a thing…I consider myself a woman endowed with inner beauty. I have acquired many wonderful principles from my family and I intend to follow these for the rest of my life.
Other beauty queens in the top 5 were Olesia Stefanko from Ukraine (1st Runner-Up), Priscila Machadofrom Brazil (2nd Runner-Up), Shamcey Supsup from the Philippines and Luo Zilin from China.
Miss Panama, Sheldry Saez won the Best National Costume Award; Miss Montenegro, Nikolina Loncarwas voted by the fellow contestants as Miss Congeniality and Miss Sweden, Ronnia Fornstedt won the Miss Photogenic prize.

Leila is the fourth African to be crowned Miss Universe in the pageant's 59-year history. Miss South Africa (1978), Miss Namibia (1992), Bostwana (1999) and now Miss Angola (2011).

Such a beauty.. 
is it just me or does she look like Agbani a little
congratulations Leila
congratulations Angola
congratulations Africa :D

much luv,
dangel eyez

Monday, September 12, 2011


so a BEAT fm staff got BEATen by olisa Adibua at BEAT fm's premises. 
From an inside source,Olisa Adibua, who is the Programmes Director for Beat 99.9 Fm and Naija FM and an OAP on Beat 99.9 Fm (Morning Rush - every morning Monday - Friday), came back to the office from the industry night event which he attended, found Adewunmi Oyekanmi, who is the night news editor at Naija Fm, sleeping on the couch and attacked him.

The young university undergraduate decided to catch some rest after doing his duties as a night news editor. Prior to the incident he had been warned by Olisa not to sleep on the couch in the office, and on this fateful early morning, he decided to catch a few winks. According to Dewunmi, he was woken by a heavy object hitting his head.
Lets just start from the letter that was sent to Linda Ikeji about the incident.

Dear Linda,
This letter had to be written anonymously because we have been ‘instructed’ not to speak to the press. We are appalled by Olisa Adibua’s actions, and feel his physical assault on Dewunmi was barbaric and completely wrong. What’s even more shocking is that he wasn’t removed from the premises immediately. Olisa was his usual self the day after the incident, and was seen chatting and laughing with the GM Deji Awokoya (who was well aware of the assault). He was still permitted to do his show on Thursday, and went on to host the Beat of Lagos on Friday night.
We have no idea why the management at Beat FM has decided to treat this so leniently – he has actually been suspended for 2 months and not 4 weeks like you previously stated. Nevertheless, the majority of us feel 2 months is nowhere near enough, we are certain that anyone else would have faced an instant dismissal and possible legal charges.
To clarify details of the incident, the ‘object’ used in the assault was a brick. Olisa initially attacked Dewunmi with his bare hands then went downstairs to retrieve a brick then came back for part 2. He deliberately smashed his phones and dragged him outside, forcing Dewunmi to recover in a Keke Maruwa parked outside the office till 7am when more staff arrived. The incident was caught on CCTV, but will of course never be released. The GM Deji Awokoya apologized to Dewunmi on Olisa’s behalf, and was given about N16k for his medical bills. Please note it wasn’t a fight – Olisa attacked Dewunmi, and he refused to hit Olisa back because he considers him an oga. Dewunmi refuses to press charges because he’s afraid he’ll lose his job – furthermore since this incident hit the press, he (Dewunmi) has been receiving death threats saying that he’ll be harmed if this incident escalates further.
Olisa has had several run-ins with members of staff at Megalectrics (owners of Beat FM, Classic FM and Naija FM). On numerous occasions he has verbally abused different people – insulting them, swearing at them and threatening to make their life at Megalectrics ‘a living hell’ if they cross him. Management hasn’t reprimanded Olisa once for this.
This incident is sadly just one of many that involves Olisa Adibua bullying employees at Megalectrics.  
To summarize, we hope that the MD of Megalectrics reprimands Olisa ‘appropriately’ to show that this kind of action is unacceptable.  Likewise MNet/Glo need to seriously think about the messages they are sending out to the public if they decide to keep Olisa on as a judge for ‘Naija Sings’.

and then when the news spread and it was no longer a secret the victim, Adewunmi, released a statement. I find that this statement was written out of fear of losing his job or maybe has something to do with the rumors of death threats he has been receiving

My name is Adewunmi Oyekanmi, news editor with the Beat 99.9 Fm. 
An incident occurred at my work place within the early hours of the 8th of Sep 2011 between myself and another member of staff which has been blown out of proportion in the media.
I have been wrongfully quoted in various blogs and magazines, but this will be my first official statement and the last, so please disregard anything you might have seen, heard or read.
The incident in question has been dealt with to my satisfaction by the Management of Megalectrics, operators of The Beat 99.9 Fm, in a swift and conclusive manner.
The member of staff (Mr Olisa Adibua) with whom I had the altercation with, has duly apologized most sincerely and I have accepted, based on the fact that since I started working at the station, my relationship with the said party has always been cordial and friendly.
In reference to a purported conversation between myself and an undercover reporter, I’d like to state categorically that I have never had a phone conversation or granted any interview to any media or reporter.
What transpired was an internal matter which was leaked into the public domain to create division within our corporate entity. I refuse to be used as a pawn or be labelled ‘the voiceless or oppressed’.
Megalectrics, the operators of the beat 99.9fm employed me in the capacity of news editor in July 2010, and ever since I have had no cause to complain about the working environment, my colleagues or superiors.
We operate an open system where everyone is free to speak their minds, regardless of rank of hierarchy.
Once again, I’d like to reiterate that the matter has been resolved and the member of staff has apologized for the altercation we had.
In conclusion, I would like this issue to be extinguished so I can get back to my normal every day life, as the recent publications and rumors circulating have put a strain on my family and private life.
I would like to thank the management and staff of Megalectrics for the swift and decisive response to the matter. I would also like to thank everyone who showed concern. I’d like to reassure you that I am okay and in good health as is confirmed by my attached photo.
These are my final words on the subject.
Thank you very much and God bless.  
and then Olisa Adibua's official letter about the issue/apology letter (i think)

As has been widely reported I was involved in an altercation with a work colleague during the week. I am deeply regretful of what transpired and have taken full responsibility for my actions. I have privately apologized to my colleague, the team that I work with and I am taking this opportunity to apologize to the public at large.

As humans we all make mistakes and I made a major one which is completely out of character. I over reacted to a situation and that is something that will never repeat itself.
While the events have been distorted, I am very apologetic about the situation but picking holes in the media reports or pointing out the falsehoods will not be useful, however, any kind of loss of control is not excusable and I have since tendered an unreserved apology to 'Dewunmi. I have always preached against violence and so this is a time for some reflection. Again, I apologize and I thank ‘Dewunmi for accepting my apology.
I would like to thank the hundreds of people who called me and those who sent in messages
For more than 20years now, I’ve operated in the Electronic media sector without a blemish but by this action, I have let myself down and most importantly I’ve let Family, Friends and the millions of people who look up to me, down.”
Despite being at the centre of a media feeding frenzy, I’ve been silent in order to allow the organization, to which I’m affiliated with and at who’s premises the incident occurred, to carry out its investigations and come to a conclusion but most importantly to allow the aggrieved party (Mr. Adewunmi Oyekanmi) time to accept my heartfelt apology.
Thank you very much and God Bless.
To those who have been clamoring for my response, I thank you for your patience and understanding.
Olisa Adibua
             Well beat fm released a letter too but I don't care much about their own you can read it here -> CLICK ME         

The comments I have read might all be false accusations about his character but we all know there is no smoke without fire.
How can you beat up someone like this with a brick o just because he was sleeping on the couch.. ahnahn!! since when did that become a crime punishable by a near death experience. 
It is definitely sad that as you can see, this incident will be swept under the carpet. Unfortunately if the victim has agreed to help them pack this dirt neatly under the carpet, there is little or nothing that can be done about it.
I think the management of GLO should know what to do about this mess #justsaying. It still annoys me that he is a judge and darey art-alade is a presenter on the show sef..kmt!!  

much luv,
dangel eyez


  Andy Whitfield, the man who played the role of spartacus in "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" TV series died at the age of 39 on sunday of lymphoma(a cancer in the lymphatic cells of the immune system.)

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of our dear friend and colleague, Andy Whitfield,” said Starz president and CEO Chris Albrecht. “We were fortunate to have worked with Andy in 'Spartacus' and came to know that the man who played a champion on-screen was also a champion in his own life. Andy was an inspiration to all of us as he faced this very personal battle with courage, strength and grace. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time. He will live on in the hearts of his family, friends and fans.”

 *crying out loud*  sad sad news,I'm such a huge fan and I prayed that he would survive it but sadly that didn't happen.God knows best.
  May his soul rest in perfect peace.
he shall be missed for sure
much luv,
dangel eyez

Thursday, September 8, 2011


Hi there, I entered for a competition "model for issa" few days ago and the voting process is on but will be ending tomorrow. I am now asking/begging :D my readers to vote for me by opening this link ->http://www.talenthouse.com/creativeinvites/preview/a8684803ed1cffb1517f5cb3f495ba4a/289
and clicking on the facebook button and/or the twitter button .
If you have accounts on both twitter and facebook, vote with both buttons as it will be counted as two votes.
also, you can vote via sms by texting TH BZXF76 to +491771781206(costs 15naira).

If I get selected as the winner, I get to model for ISSA at the london fashion week.

 Issa is looking for models to bring a fresh approach, enthusiasm and vision to the catwalk for the once in a lifetime opportunity to get noticed and makeyour mark on London Fashion Week in September 2011.

The selected model will also have the possibility to earn a contract with Premier Models who have discovered and built the highly successful careers of Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer and Cindy Crawford among others. Participants must submit three of their finest photographs showing they have what it takes to model at London Fashion Week.

Brazilian-born London designer Daniella Issa Helayel is known for her acclaimed Issa London label and is recognized for her versatile, form-fitting dresses. A favorite of Kate Middleton's for years prior to her engagement, she has been seen in Issa dresses through the years and has been called an "unofficial brand ambassador”. Issa's designs have been seen on celebrities such as Naomi Campbell, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez and Scarlett Johansson.

the link again-http://www.talenthouse.com/creativeinvites/preview/a8684803ed1cffb1517f5cb3f495ba4a/289
if you've voted,
thank you so much 
if you've not,
please do (pwetty pwease)
 if you don't like my submission for the competition,its okay but please spread the word as others might think differently. :D
much luv,
dangel eyez

Saturday, September 3, 2011

CHINWE ELERE wins Elite Model Look Nigeria 2011

Elite Model Look Nigeria 2011 is over. In all, it was a great show.
Everyone was looking stunning well maybe not everyone. :D . Eku edewor was the only host for the evening and I thought she did okay
Performances by Davido, Naeto C and Tiwa Savage(loved her performance).

I just got back and I'm tired. Just thought to bring you all the gist while its hot :D
pardon me and my silly camera but I'll post clearer pictures soon. but you can click on any of the pictures to get a clearer view 
Top 6 Ladies:
chinwe elere, sharon egwurube, ruth okereafor,dorathy alieze,saratu iliyasu and ruky imalele


COMING SOON:-> more pictures(and I promise they'll be clearer :D) and tales of how EMLN 2011 went ..
much luv
dangel eyez

Friday, September 2, 2011



 The Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation, NBC, has banned  D’banj’s new single,’ Oliver Twist’.
The Government has ordered all broadcasting stations in Nigeria to immediately stop the song . Well, I am not a broadcasting station  neither am I a media house so ermm so its still going to be available on this blog sha. lol.
I wonder why they banned this song, I mean its not like all their other songs do not contain "funny" lyrics/slangs or in nbc's words"lewd contents"..
I really do not understand or is it when their children were trying to do their own video of the song that they vexed and just decided to ban this one. hehe.

anyways , Don Jazzy had something to say in response
‘Yes boss I heard over Twitter about that. Oh well they have banned it because they have the power to do so. Let’s see how they stop people from hearing it elsewhere. We’re not the first people they’ll ban and we’ll not be the last. When u flog a child at every chance you get, after a while the child would adjust and get used to the beatings’, label boss Don Jazzy responded in an e-mail enquiry sent to him by Nigerian Entertainment Today.

He continued, ‘The truth is that the person that banned this song will hear this song till he is sick of it. He will hear it at almost every party he goes to. He will hear it from the cars that will drive pass him. He will hum the melody even in his sleep. He’ll probably record his own version of the Oliver video sef lol. He is doing his job so let’s allow him exercise his power. It’s allowed. May God bless him and his hustle. No long thing’.


come to think of it, the stuff about ijebu garri is true..lol

much luv,
dangel eyez

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Thoughtful Thursdays::How We Think

by  someone who has promised to let us into her thoughts every thursday
This is the first post , enjoy :D

Just for a bit of introduction on what I intend this column to be, Thoughtful Thursdays is going to be my reflection of the things happening around me, my opinion of issues, my perception on life, my trials, my successes and lastly my outlet to have fun sharing all of the above with interested readers. This is my first attempt at blogging and this has been a long time coming. 
The main reason that has held me back in the past is the issues of continuance. I would love to be able to be consistent with my blog entries or else why do it at all. I don’t want to be a ‘one blog wonder’ (my poor attempt at making you smile J did it work?), so I will try as much as I can to keep blogging for as long as I can. 

So for my first entry, I would like to share my thoughts on How We Think.
Before taking the course ‘text and meaning’ in my freshman year in university, I had seen the Sunflower painting by Van Gogh on numerous occasions, I just used to think ‘it’s just another painting of yellow flowers…no biggie’. When we studied the painting in class and tried to link Van Gogh’s state of mind to this painting. We considered his choice of colours, paint strokes, the coarseness of the finished work with their intended meanings. The thing is, this is not the first or the last painting people would attach various meanings to; whether it was (is) the artists’ true intention or not. 

Sometimes I just think we try to make a big deal out of nothing to serve our own tendencies to be connoisseurs of the arts.

We see and read about upcoming trends be it in fashion, sexual orientations and social trends and because of how we have been brought up in our various communities we either regard these trends as good, bad, ok, or just act plain indifferent.

 How do we react to topics on homosexual activities? In a pure African society, these would be frowned on because it is not acceptable in ‘our culture’. 

Why have we associated smoking and alcohol drinking to people who are ‘uncouth’? is it because in our childhood, the elderly said things like people who smoke are bad, drinking is for bad people and so on.
 Now that we are matured, have we taken time to understand why things like that were said? Or do we just continue on and pass them to the younger ones hence continuing the cycle.

At one point in our lives, we have been in situations that have caused us to draw conclusions on issues and generalize based on them. 

‘I won’t consider dating overly hot guys because they are all players’-says a girl who has had bad experiences with one or more guys in this category.
 ‘All Nigerian business men are con artists’-says a man who unfortunately fell in the wrong hands. 
Yes our personal experiences should make us more prudent in subsequent choices but not cloud the good parts of what we can gain.

        Different things influence the way we think. But we should not just take things (well most things) as they are. We should learn to question the status quo and convince ourselves enough before forming our own opinions of things. We should also avoid letting chains of bad experiences cloud our judgements. Lastly we should stop being lazy and think, think for ourselves, think outside the proverbial Box. This would eventually help us learn more and help us develop an open mind to understanding our environment and appreciate things from different perspectives. 

(gosh I think I used the word ‘things’ like a hundred times lol)

                                                      Signed: AOI
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