Valencia Becomes the Copa Rey Winner

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Valencia has became the Copa del Rey winner after they overthrew Barcelona on Saturday.  

Barcelona was defeated by Valencia in just concluded 2018-2019 football league competition. With this attainment, Valencia is the now the new Copa del Rey champion after they defeated Barcelona and hindering the Blaugrana winning the cup five times consecutively.

More so, but goals from Kevin Gameiro and Rodrigo handed the champions a shock defeat at the Benito VillamarĂ­n Stadium that piles more pressure on Ernesto Valverde – with Lionel Messi’s effort with 18 minutes left nothing more than a consolation.

Recall that, after Valencia woeful Champions League capitulation against Liverpool, Barcelona sought to placate their frustrated fans with a domestic double having wrapped up the league title with three games to spare in April.

However, the Catalans could have won their fourth domestic double in five years on Saturday but it was not to be.

The Call to Courage

Receive What You're Praying For

When we face hardship, we often try to drum up boldness or talk ourselves into bravery. God, however, is the one who renews our faith. He will be with us. And His presence calls us to courage.

What causes your heart to tremble in fear? How can you seek God’s presence and power in moving toward courage?

Among a display of male statues (Nelson Mandela, Winston Churchill, Mahatma Gandhi, and others) in London’s Parliament Square, stands a lone statue of a woman. The solitary woman is Millicent Fawcett, who fought for the right of women to vote. She’s immortalized in bronze—holding a banner displaying words she offered in a tribute to a fellow suffragist: “Courage calls to courage everywhere.” Fawcett insisted that one person’s courage emboldens others—calling timid souls into action.

As David prepared to hand his throne over to his son Solomon, he explained the responsibilities that would soon rest heavy on his shoulders. It’s likely Solomon quivered under the weight of what he faced: leading Israel to follow all God’s instructions, guarding the land God had entrusted to them, and overseeing the monumental task of building the temple (1 Chronicles 28:8–10).

Knowing Solomon’s trembling heart, David offered his son powerful words: “Be strong and courageous… Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you” (v. 20). Real courage would never arise from Solomon’s own skill or confidence but rather from relying on God’s presence and strength. God provided the courage Solomon needed.

God, we're often faced with challenges that strike fear in us. For some, fear of failure or looking bad can hold them back from moving forward in the direction you are leading, others rely on their own ability to overcome any challenge and don't trust You to lead. Whatever we may be facing today, we pray that You would give us the courage and the humility to follow You, trusting that You will make the way. Thank You Lord. In Jesus name we pray. Amen!

“Be strong and courageous." 1 Chronicles 28:20

Today's Scripture: 1 Chronicles 28:8-10

Bible in a Year: 1 Chronicles 28–29; John 9:24–41
Reference : Our Daily Bread By Winn Collier

Fire Breaks Out on the Cargo Ship in Thailand

A fire broke out on Saturday at 6.35 am (23:35 GMT Friday) on the cargo ship referred to KMTC Hong Kong in Thailand, which was moored to the port terminal and leaving at least 25 workers suffering from smoke inhalation and other injuries, officials said Saturday.

In the consequence of the above, a district around Laem Chabang deep-sea port in Chonburi province, located two hours south of capital Bangkok, has been declared a "danger zone", said port director Yuthana Mokkhao.

Further more, the district around Laem Chabang deep-sea port in Chonburi province, located two hours south of capital Bangkok, has been declared a "danger zone", said port director Yuthana Mokkhao.

Yuthana Mokkhao also said that people on the port were affected by smoke inhalation and hit by small shrapnel from the containers.

More so, at least 25 port workers suffered from minor injuries and irritation from the fire, said Sivaporn Buapong, chief of Chonburi province's Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department.

New South Africa President Sworn In

Cyril Ramaphosa became the new South Africa president has been sworn into office after Jacob Zuma. Cyril Ramaphosa first took office last year after former President Jacob Zuma was pressured to resign amid corruption scandals that badly damaged public faith in the ANC.

Ahead of the election, Mr Ramaphosa apologised to South Africans for the political turmoil. He also vowed to continue the fight against mismanagement and graft that has hurt the country’s economy, the most developed in sub-Saharan Africa.

The inauguration followed his ruling African National Congress party’s 57.5% victory in this month’s election. It was the party’s weakest election showing since the ANC took power at the end of the harsh system of racial apartheid in 1994.

There was no sign at Saturday’s ceremony of Mr Zuma, who has insisted he did nothing wrong and that allegations are politically motivated. His allies within the ANC leadership pose a challenge to Mr Ramaphosa as he pursues reforms.

Messi Receives More European Golden than Ronaldo

European Golden Shoe Award

Lionel Messi has received more European Golden Shoes than his contemporary Cristiano Ronaldo.

Lionel Messi has been awarded the European Golden Shoe for the sixth time due to the fact that he was the player with highest number of goals in the just concluded 2018-2019 football season in Europe. The Argentine has six Golden Shoes in total.

In other hand way round, Cristiano Ronaldo was the last player not to play for a Spanish club to win the award, when he scored 31 goals in the 2007/08 Premier League campaign. The Portuguese has four Golden Shoes in total.

Another history making was that Lionel Messi has become the second oldest player to win the award with an age of 31 years, 11 months and 25 days. Hugo Sanchez was a month and a day older than Messi when he won the prize in 1990.

However, this is the third consecutive year that Messi has claimed the award and the 11th campaign in a row where the winner has come from LaLiga Santander, although Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez shared the Shoe in 2014.

Messi's 36 goals in 34 games in LaLiga Santander this season meant that he finished three ahead of Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe which means Mbappe had 33 goals only.

More over,  Mbappe had to score five against Reims on the final day of the Ligue 1 season on Friday but could only manage one as PSG lost 3-1.

Definition, Causes, Symptoms And Treatment Of Heart Attack

Heart attack is most commonly caused by a sudden obstruction of the blood supply to part of the heart muscle. It is a sudden illness or obstruction in the coronary artery (coronary thrombosis) that disturbs the breathing. The main risk is that the heart will stop beating.

The effect of a heart attack depends largely on how much of the heart muscle is affected; many casualties recover completely. Heart attack is also caused by Cardio Vascular disease called ATHEROSCLEROSIS (This is the build up of plague caused by cholesterol and other debris that narrows the arteries (clot)). Drug such as aspirin is used to dissolve the blood clot and limit the extent of damage to the heart muscle.

Causes of Heart Attack
  • Blood clot in the coronary artery located in the heart
  • High blood pressure
  • Hypertension
  • Overlabouring the heart.
  • The size of the heart and the size of the body.

Signs and Symptoms of Heart Attack
  • Persistent crushing of central chest often spreading to the jaw, neck and down one or both arms towards the left hand side where the heart is located
  • Breathlessness, and discomfort occurring high in the abdomen, which may feel similar to severe indigestion
  • Strain in the heart
  • Sudden faintness or dizziness
  • A sense of impending doom
  • Collapse, often without any warning
  • “Ashen” skin, and blueness at the lips
  • A rapid, weak, or irregular pulse
  • Profuse sweating, cool, clammy skin
  • Extreme gasping for air i.e. hair hunger

Treatment of Heart Attack
  • Make the casualty as comfortable as possible to ease the strain on his heart. A half-sitting position, with the casualty’s head and shoulders well supported and his knees bent.
  • If the casualty is fully conscious, give him a full dose (300mg) aspirin tablet and advise him to chew it slowly.
  • Seek medical advise
  • Be prepared to resuscitate if necessary
  • Constantly monitor and record vital signs – level of response, pulse, and breathing.
  • Transport the casualty to the hospital.
Heart Attack

Defintion, Causes, Signs and Treatment of Stroke (Apoplexy)

The term “stroke” describes a condition in which the blood supply to part of the brain is suddenly and seriously impaired by a blood clot or a ruptured blood vessel. Stroke occurs more commonly in later life and in people who suffer from high blood pressure or some other circulatory disorder. The effect of a stroke depends on how much, and which part, of the brain is affected. In some cases, the condition can be fatal; however, many people make a complete recovery from a stroke.

Causes of Stroke
  • Weakness in the blood vessels, especially, those that transport blood to the brain.
  • High blood pressure
  • Blood clot in the blood vessels
  • Ruptured blood vessels

Signs and Symptoms of Stroke
  • Problems with speech and swallowing
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding.
  • Loss of power or movement in the limbs
  • Sudden, severe headache
  • Sudden dizziness, trouble walking, loss of balance or coordination and bladder control. Emotional mental state that could be mistaken for drunkenness.
  • Sudden or gradual loss of consciousness
  • Sudden numbness or weakness – especially to only one side of the body
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause.

Treatment of Stroke
  • If the casualty is conscious, make her lie down with her head and shoulders slightly raised and supported. Incline her head to the affected side, and place a towel on her shoulder to absorb any dribbling
  • Loose all clothing that might impair the casualty’s breathing.
  • Reassure her
  • Monitor and record vital signs level of response, pulse, and breathing
  • Seek medical help or transport the casualty to the hospital.

Risks Factors of Stroke
  • Atrial  Fibrillation
  • Hypertension
  • Cardiac Disease
  • No exercise
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Heavy alcohol use

Do not give the casualty anything to eat or drink because a stroke may make it difficult to swallow.


Head injury is an injury to the brain that causes a brief and partial loss of consciousness. All head injuries are potentially serious and require proper assessment because they can result in impaired consciousness. Injuries may be associated with damage to the brain tissue or blood vessels inside the skull, or with a skull fracture.

A head injury may produce concussion, which is a brief period of unconsciousness followed by complete recovery. Some head injuries may produce compression of the brain (cerebral compression), which is life-threatening.

A head injury should alert you to the risk of deeper, underlying damage, such as a skull fracture,    which may be serious. Bleeding inside the skull may also occur and lead to compression. Clear fluid or watery blood leaking from the ear or nose are signs of serious injury. Any casualty with an injury to the head should be assumed to have a neck (spinal) injury.

Signs and symptoms of Head Injuries
  • Scalp wound
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Fractures
  • Nasal discharge
  • Swelling and bruising
  • Loss of teeth
  • Stiff neck

Causes of Head Injuries
  • Brain shaking (concussion)
  • Loss of memory
  • Dizziness – pressure on the brain (compression)
  • Violent blow at the head
  • Heavy knock of the head at wall or floor. It is common in children.

Treatment of Head Injuries
  • Place the casualty in the recovery position. Monitor and record breathing, pulse and level of consciousness every ten minutes.
  • Treat any visible wound on the head (if there is any)
  • If unconscious, carry out the process of DRABCD
  • Seek medical aid.


Shock is the condition of severe depression of vital functions or organs of the body resulting from loss of body fluid.

Types of Shock:
PRIMARY (NERVE) SHOCK: This type of shock is the one which follows immediately after an accident had occurred.
SECONDARY (ESTABLISH) SHOCK: This is the type of shock that manifest minutes or hour(s) after an accident has occurred.

Cause of Shock
Shock may be a sign of any form of injuries, cases or emergencies. The following are some of the common causes of shock.
  • Heart failure/heart attack
  • All forms of injuries
  • Reduced blood pressure
  • Dehydration
  • Head injuries
  • Anxiety
  • Respiratory emergencies/fainting
  • Burns
  • Severe bleeding
  • Good or bad news
  • Poison
  • Suddenness

Signs and Symptoms
  • Pale face
  • Rapid pulse
  • Sweating
  • Subnormal body temperature
  • Cold and clammy skin
  • Weakness and giddiness
  • Nausea which may lead to vomiting
  • Weak pulse
  • Thirstiness
  • Blurring of vision/dizziness
  • Pupil may be widely dilate
  • Air hunger
  • Restlessness
  • Casualty may fall into unconsciousness.

  1. Place the casualty in comfortable position, usually lying down, loosen all tightening materials and reassure the casualty.
  2. Treat the cause of shock
  3. Raise the lower extremity to improve blood supply to the brain and other vital organs of the body and turn the victim’s head to one side if neck injury is not suspected.
  4. Protect the casualty from cold and keep him warm by covering him with blanket
  5. Check casualty’s response, breathing and pulse rate at intervals and be prepared to resuscitate, if necessary.
  6. Dispose the casualty, if necessary for further care.

The “WARRI” Treatment Procedure
    W    -    Warm        Keep the casualty warm
    A    -    Airway    Open the casualty’s airway
    R    -    Rest        Rest the casualty.
    R    -    Reassure    Reassure the casualty
    I    -    If necessary, transport the casualty to the hospital.

Great Detonation Occurs In Lyon Several People Have Been Injured

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A great detonation recently occurred in  Lyon, one of the cities in France and several people have been injured from the disaster. The incident occurred on Friday around  5:30 pm local time (11:30 am ET) on the corner of Victor Hugo road and Sala road.

The cause  for the fulmination is yet to be detected.

However, according to a reliable source, emergency responders have been deployed to assist the wounded people in the place where the incidence occured.

More so,  a spokesperson for the Police Nationale said  that the priority would be assisting the wounded, "regardless of if it was a car crash or a terrorist attack."

Further more, the Auvergne Rhone Alpes regional police said a number of people had been "lightly injured" and that the chief of police and prosecutor were on the scene according to their tweet on twitter.

Consequently, “The reasons for the explosions will be searched for later," the Police Nationale somewhat uttered.