Presidential Election Upset Occurs Exactly Fifty Years After Merger of Two Football Leagues

It seems somehow fitting that the stunning upset in the Presidential Election happened just one day before the fiftieth anniversary of the official merger of the nation’s two professional football leagues. That historic legislation, signed by President Lyndon Bains Johnson on November 7, 1966, helped pave the way for one of the greatest upsets in the history of sports.

Considered an inferior organization, the AFL began in the mid sixties to gain popularity with football fans. That fact was made clear when the NBC television network interrupted a November 1968 New York Jets and Oakland Raiders game to show the film Heidi, only to be hounded afterward by protests from fans around the country.

It was those very Jets who just two months later managed to pull off an upset similar to the one Donald Trump enjoyed in this recent Presidential Election. In the third Super Bowl New York had to face the Baltimore Colts who, like Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in 2016, were heavily favored to win.

In spite of the fact that the Jets were eighteen point underdogs, quarterback Joe Namath publicly declared that New York would win the game. Donald Trump would make a similar promise about the Presidential Election fifty years later, and history has recorded that both men succeeded.

Namath and the Jets beat the Colts 16-7 to win the Super Bowl, the first ever by an AFL team. The Green Bay Packers of the NFL had dominated the previous Super Bowls, out scoring their opponents in Kansas City and Oakland by a margin of 68-24.

In Joe Namath-like fashion last week, Donald Trump led the Republican Party to an upset victory over Clinton and the Democrats. Almost every election poll had predicted a big win for Clinton, as did every major newspaper and TV network. It promised to be so one-sided that some stations might have even interrupted the coverage to show a film not unlike the infamous decision to show Heidi over the Jets-Raiders matchup.

Fortunately, every station stuck with the election, which proved to be much closer than predicted. The surprise result will obviously have a much larger impact on America than did the Jets victory all those years ago, but that upset on the gridiron proved to be a great benefit to the NFL and the millions of football fans in the country.

A year after that Jets victory the leagues merged into one, which has since then been experiencing incredible financial and social growth for the last fifty years. Perhaps the recent Presidential upset can bring about a similar effect, maybe in the form of a peaceful merger between the two rival political parties to help bridge the antagonistic divisions among the American people.

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Are You Doing Business Without These WordPress Plugins?

Think of WordPress as Content Management System that you can really customize a lot. In the past, perhaps many IM marketers, using static sites, didn’t think much about WordPress because it was only for «bloggers.» That myth has largely been dispelled because almost everyone knows it can be used effectively in online business. It’s a platform with extreme versatility, and you can customize it to whatever degree. You can have your blog look and do whatever your heart desires with plugins and various widgets. If you haven’t already, you’ll soon discover there’s an incredible amount you can do with WordPress. So read on to enjoy finding out about a couple cool and helpful WordPress plugins for online marketers.

Widget Logic is a fantastic WordPress plug-in to have in your arsenal. Widgets are just another tool that WordPress uses besides all the plugins. If you want to control how your widgets look on your site, then Widget Logic will help you do that. For example, if you want your archives to appear only on certain pages, or maybe your admin pages such as Terms of Service to be on certain pages, etc.

Customizing your widget’s appearance is done according to your specifications. Now your sidebars are dynamic and can change from page to page. This design and navigation element will let you put your own stamp on your site.

The All in One SEO Pack is an essential plugin for blogs if you want to achieve high search engine rankings. This plugin is just a convenience, but it does save time because it does all the code work for SEO on-page factors which you need for optimization. Whenever you make a post, or create a page with a post, it will optimize all the relevant on-page factors for you. You can make certain selections if you have duplicate content such as contact pages, terms of use pages, etc.

So what you’ll do is for those pages, just make them noindex in the settings and no problem. All online marketers realize the importance of SEO for their success.

You may want to consider using the Landing Sites plugin for your arsenal of traffic generated for your blogs. A lot of times when a new visitor arrives they’ll do a quick scan and hit a link or two. This plugin, Landing Sites, will immediately give your visitors some choices for links to related content on other pages in your site. The intent is to develop an interest so they’ll stay on your site longer.

So whenever they read or visit a page they’ll see more of your site and hopefully will begin to like it. Naturally this is what every online marketer wants to have happen at their site.

As a Content Management System, WordPress is highly flexible and versatile. More online marketers are using WordPress in their businesses all the time with no end in sight. A lot of people may think WordPress is only for non-commercial bloggers. But that’s just the wrong impression. You can use this in whatever manner you care to. Also, you can configure it to do just about anything with all the plugins.

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Recreational and Sports Amenities in Leicester

Leicester has a strong tradition of being represented at national level in our three main sports. ie Football, Rugby and Cricket, with the rugby team, Leicester Tigers, being the most consistent in their achievements.

In terms of municipal sport and recreation facilities the recently opened Braunstone Leisure Center is undoubtedly the star attraction. Opened in 2004 it is the home of both the Braunstone & City of Leicester Swimming Clubs and, despite only having an eight lane swimming 25m pool in 2005 it hosted the British Synchronized Swimming Championship. The center also has a four lane community swimming pool and a sports hall capable of having six Badminton courts and an auditorium for up to 400 people. There are also leisure centers at Aylestone and Spence Street. Leicester has two municipal golf courses; Humberstone Heights (off Gypsy Lane) and The Western (off Scudamore Road).

Leicester Tigers are one of the country's leading senior Rugby Union clubs. Their Welford Road ground has been the scene of some memorable games over the years and regularly hosts matches against the 'Barbarians' – a team of ad hoc internationals. Formed in 1880, their name has two legends associated with it. One is that it arises from the striped shirts that they wear and the other that it has an association with a local regiment that had been serving in India. Whilst their most recent successes were at the turn of the 21st century, ie English and European champions in the season 2001-2002, they are always a force to be reckoned with in English and European rugby. The Tigers play in the English Guinness Premiership League and have many international players in the team. Leicester as a city also has many thriving junior Rugby Union clubs playing in local leagues. To select any best known names from a club like the Tigers is difficult, but from recent times 2003 Rugby Union World Cup winner and England captain Martin Johnson has to be mentioned. Rory and Tony Underwood as well as, more recently, Austin Healey, were also well loved players.

Leicester City Football Club is currently in the English Championship League, one step down from the top-flight Premier League, their nick-name is The Foxes. Founded in 1884 as Leicester Fosse, they moved to their original ground, Filbert Street, in 1891 – a year after joining the English Football Association. Their glory years were in the 1960s and early 1970s but since then they have at best only been able to yo-yo up and down from the top-flight of English football. Their last appearance in the Premiership League was in 2001, the same year that they moved to their new ground, The Walker Stadium. In 2003 with the club beset by financial problems, the club was bought out of administration by a consortium headed by the former player and club hero, Gary Lineker. Many famous footballers have played for Leicester City, two of whom were international goalkeepers for England, Gordon Banks and Peter Shilton. Gordon will, of course, always be remembered as one of the World Cup winning team of 1966. Gary Lineker, also an England international at Center Forward, is probably the player held highest in the affections of The Foxes' fans. Gary is now a regular presenter for BBC Sport.

Very much inside the city boundary is Leicestershire County Cricket Club, who are also known as The Foxes. They are currently in Division 2 of the 'Liverpool Victoria' County Championship. They are also in Division 2 of the 'Natwest Pro40' leagues where they play one-day limited overs matches. In the 'Twenty20' cup matches, which are played late afternoons and early evenings, the Foxes were the winners of the trophy in 2006 after a thrilling final match against Nottinghamshire. Leicester CC play at the Grace Road ground which was formerly known as the County Ground. Grace Road now has a capacity of 12,000 and is not on the English Cricket Board list of grounds that can host Test (international) cricket matches.

Leicester Riders are the senior basketball club in Leicester and play in the Premier League of the British Basketball League. They style themselves as the oldest basketball club in Britain being founded in 1967 and founder members of the National (British) Basketball League. Originating as the Loughborough All Stars, after some years of using Loughborough and Leicester as their home base they settled back into Leicester in 2004 and now play at their sponsor's venue in De Montfort University.

Leicester has several athletics clubs, most notably Leicester Corinthians. For more information please refer to the link provided here. Leicester athletics like to associate themselves with the international distance runner Paula Radcliffe, who runs for Bedford & County to the south of Leicester.

If you fancy seeing if you'd like to try climbing as a sport or hobby, Leicester has the East Midlands' largest indoor climbing centers at the Tower Climbing Center. Here there are several climbing walls with varying degrees of difficulty, the largest of which is 15m. You'll be welcome here whether you're an experienced climber wanting to 'keep your hand in' or a novice wanting to try it out.

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Who Was the Favorite Receiver of the Steelers’ Terry Bradshaw?

The Pittsburgh Steelers had an amazing run of success in the 1970’s and it can all be chalked up to great coaching and an incredibly talented roster. On both sides of the ball, offensive and defensive, the team had a number of players that would eventually make it into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. One of the key components of the Steelers teams during that era was strong armed quarterback Terry Bradshaw.

Terry Bradshaw did not have the best start to his career as in the beginning he lost a number of games and threw a ton of interceptions. He would eventually settle down and with the addition of great talent around him, he would help the Steelers eventually win four Super Bowl titles in six years.

During all that time though and with all those great players, who was Terry Bradshaw’s favorite receiver? He is most often associated with two all time great Steelers receivers, Lynn Swann and John Stallworth. Lynn Swann was the flashier and more well known player. He was famous for making incredible catches look somewhat routine. Stallworth was more looked at as the reliable and steady workmanlike receiver, although he could go deep and make the great catch too. Stallworth’s career lasted much longer as Swann’s was cut short due to injury, but both of them would end up being voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Basing the discussion solely around touchdown passes as a determining factor, Lynn Swann edges John Stallworth out as Terry Bradshaw’s favorite receiver. During the course of their time together in the league, Bradshaw hooked up with Swann for a touchdown 49 times during the regular season.

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Was Football’s Deacon Jones an Ethical Defensive End?

Though Deacon Jones thrived on intimidation, he was an ethical NFL defensive end. Deacon sought to strike fear in the quarterback’s eyes, but he was ethical in his approach to doing this.

Deacon Jones coined the football word ‘sack’, which is tackling the quarterback behind the line of scrimmage. He played left defensive end in an era when every NFL quarterback was right-handed. He didn’t sneak up behind quarterbacks and blindside them, for that was below what his ethics would allow. Deacon wanted the quarterbacks to know he was coming, that number 75 was approaching, and approaching fast. He wanted to intimidate the other team and especially the quarterback, but he wasn’t the type of man to jump you from behind. Deacon wanted to be up-front about it and look that quarterback in the eyes.

Why was the right offensive tackle position manned by each teams’ best offensive linemen during the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s? The reason was because the best defensive ends during those eras played on the left side of the defensive line. Why didn’t teams in the 50s, 60s, and 70s play their best defensive end on the right side like they do nowadays? Theories vary, but an interesting theory is that ethics were stronger during those times – you looked your sport’s opposition in the face and eyes, instead of sneaking up behind him.

In the 50s, 60s and 70s, great football players like Forest Gregg, Bob Brown, Ron Yary, Dan Dierdorf and Rayfield Wright played right tackle and had to block footballs’ best defensive ends in men like Deacon Jones, Bubba Smith, Willie Davis, Gerry Philbin, Carl Eller, Jack Youngblood and L.C. Greenwood.

Were ethics stronger in society and football 30-50 years ago than they are now? Every current NFL team plays their best defensive end on the right side to attack right-handed quarterbacks’ blindsides. Today’s ethics state that blindsiding is the right thing to do because winning is everything, even if it means that you jump someone (the quarterback) from behind.

But there are exceptions to this theory. Reggie White is considered the greatest defensive end of all time and he played the left side during the 1980s and 1990s. White was a deeply religious man. Did his strong ethics only allow him to play where the leagues’ majority of right-handed quarterbacks could see him approaching? From his wonderful interviews and the many good virtues said about Reggie White, it would seem that he didn’t want to blindside quarterbacks. In polls regarding the greatest defensive ends in NFL history, Reggie White is number one with Deacon Jones second.

Flip-flopping your stronger defensive linemen back and forth between the right and left sides of the defensive line is now a common strategy in football as coaches attempt to find match-ups that will give their defenses an advantage. But Deacon stayed on the left side his entire career.

A counter to the theory that Deacon was ethical is that his massive ego had to be fed by seeing the fear in quarterbacks’ eyes, something that wouldn’t have happened if he’d played on the right side. Lefthanded quarterbacks were rare in the NFL during Deacon’s career – Chicago Bears’ southpaw Bobby Douglas’ rookie year was 1969.

Deacon Jones died June 3rd/2013. The NFL honored his passing with the Deacon Jones Award for the NFL player with the most quarterback sacks each season. This award should have long ago been named after the man who coined the word ‘sack’, but it took Deacon’s death to finally liberate this dignity to his honor.

If society’s and sports’ ethics have suffered in the last 40 years since Deacon Jones played football, it would not have changed how Deacon played. For if he was playing today he’d still insist on playing left defensive end so that he could continue to strike fear in those quarterbacks’ eyes.

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Making a Guaranteed Sure Bet Profit From Soccer

If we want to find guaranteed profitable sports bets then soccer is a great sports to start with.

Soccer matches are priced up by all the big bookmakers and some nice guaranteed profitable bets are available if you know when and where to look. Sports bookmakers never miss a trick when thinking up new ways to extract your money from you and there are many inventive bets on offer.

Soccer can in many ways be about timing. The earlier the price appears the more likely there will be a sure-bet or arbitrage opportunity (arb).

Bookmakers clearly do a lot of research as soccer has now become a big earner for them. They need to do this as they are only too aware that the serious punters are becoming much shrewder in this market and will exploit any snippets of news that could give them an edge. They advertise heavily in the tabloids.

Whereas in some minor sports there may be only one odds compiler working for the bookmaker soccer is too lucrative for this any many odds compilers will work feverishly setting prices for the big bookmakers. Any European bookmaker worth its salt will offer odds on soccer, its a high revenue turnover sport.

Such is their turnover on the ever increasing soccer betting market that Ladbrokes and other such big bookmakers are willing to take a ‘big’ bet on the outcome of a match. This is clearly great news for the arb maker. This means that the maximum bets they will accept on a bet are a lot higher.

There are many types of soccer bets. Firstly there is the match winner. This is split into 3 results, win, lose or draw. Then there are the first goal scorer and the precise match score. The less obvious bets are half-time, full-time results, total corners, total throw-ins, total numbers of yellow and red cards and so on. In fact anything where odds can be set to will offer a betting opportunity.

So which are the best soccer bets to look for? Firstly forget about predicting the match score, there are too many outcomes. The first goal scorer is a waste of time too. Both these types of bets are heavily advertised but are for mug punters only, the odds consistently being offered are poor, the bookmakers regularly taking over 15% profit on the book. These bets have far too many possible outcomes. We are looking for bets with ideally 2 or 3 possible outcomes.

Other types of bet can throw up the odd arb but the main source of arbs is on the match result over 90 minutes. This is where we should concentrate most of our efforts. Clearly this falls into 3 results, win, lose or draw.

Here is an example:

Team A versus Team B.

Team A Draw Team B

Bet365 3/1

SpotingOdds 9/4

Victor Chandler 11/10

The way to play the soccer market is to open accounts with European bookmakers as the difference in opinion between UK and European bookmakers is a good source of sure bets. They both have strong opinions on this sport. They will price up the sport in their own country and the matches in foreign countries. Anything to make a profit.

Italy, for example is even more soccer crazy than the UK, with newspapers dedicated to the sport. Everyone thinks they know best on this subject and egos get in the way of sensible pricing. This is great news for us. The European bookmakers can be opinionated and where as they may well have greater detailed knowledge of the comings and goings in their own countries they are relying on third parties to collate information on their foreign counterparts.

One good starting point is in midweek games between teams of different nationalities. There is a tendency in punters to get patriotic when it comes to events where the opposition are ‘foreign’. The chances of the home team get talked up and the odds could get skewed in their favour as the weight of money is overly wagered in their direction.

Having said that the big bookmakers offer an early price, they will often advertise it in the national papers and by and large stick to it. This means that a bench mark has been set and subsequent bookmakers may take a different opinion or try to tempt money in their direction by offering different odds. If this were to happen the arb may be available for a considerable amount of time.

There are always discrepancies in odds but clearly bookmakers tend to stick around the same price. They figure there is safety in numbers. But remember they are ‘guessing’ what the odds should be just like you and me. They are basing their opinion on past experience and they might utilise statistical formulae but they still need to form an opinion on the likely outcome.

They can get it wrong and other firms can take a totally different view of the outcome of a game. A totally different view will only result in a slight variation in the odds but this can be enough to offer a sure bet profit.

Another approach is to start with the more obscure games in eg. the Spanish, Italian or Norweigen lower divisions. They can have quite lucrative discrepancies. They will be covered by a number of different bookmakers all over Europe. This does however add a complication. Although quite easy for finding arbs, the mere fact that you concentrate on these obscure matches will throw up the possibility that you are going to get spotted by the bookmakers if you concentrate your action here.

Also they are going to be reluctant to accept high maximum bets on matches where they have done little research. On the other hand it is a training ground for arb spotting and may gain you valuable experience. You need to weigh up the pros and cons of this strategy.

This is a fairly obscure area of betting and if someone was to check your account over a number of months and found solely these obscure foreign matches on your account it could ring alarm bells. The motto here is to dilute the bets by betting on as many different type of sport and events as possible so that your accounts have varied bets on them. This shouldn’t be a problem as many different sports are great for sure bets.

The more prominent European ties will also produce arbs and they are less likely to attract attention to you and the maximum bets will be higher.

As before you cannot control whether the individual bets win or lose but soccer is a 3 way result and so 2 losing bets to one winning one can be useful on your account. The point here is that not many people are interested in the lower European divisions and it may become clear that the betting pattern is a little unusual. This is especially true if your bets towards the maximum permitted.

Injury news can be a lucrative area in soccer. Think about it. If a player fails a late fitness test on a Saturday and he is the teams star striker then this will greatly affect their chances. Recently Alan Shearer turned up to play a premiership game for Newcastle but was declared unfit to play at the last minute. Newcastle were soundly beaten. I am not saying this wouldn’t have happened, I don’t know. But the odds on the game clearly changed the minute this news broke.

Some bookmakers were alert to this and altered prices as the money poured in for the opposition. Some were slow to react or would not have reacted at all. Either way arbs were available. This type of last minute frantic activity is particularly keen on the betting exchanges like Betfair where you can act as the punter or the bookmaker (lay bets).

You can find injury news through one of the many soccer web sites. Alternatively satellite television channels always have comprehensive news coverage of all the games and are quick to offer any ‘off the press’ news. Slowly the bookmakers’ prices will all change, but not all at the same time, only one by one so creating sure bets.

In this scenario where prices are changing bet on the old price first. The new price is the one that wont change the old price is the one that is about to and so may be lost if you are not quick.

To re-emphasise, arb hunting can be all about timing. When the odds are first produced or have reason to change then the arbs are much more likely to appear.

Recently the English referees have become more lenient in the issuing of yellow cards. This had an effect on the prices for the total number of bookings in a game. Some of the bookmakers adjusted their prices accordingly and others did not. This will affect the bet ranges applied for total bookings.

Let’s look at the red and yellow card market. If you didn’t know the yellow and red cards bet is calculated as 10 points for a yellow card and 25 points for a red. A player can get a maximum of 35 points in a match (10 + 25).

The betting here is normally split into 3 ranges. Under 11 points at say odds of 100/30, 11 to 30 points, at 6/4 and over 30 points, the most likely outcome, at about 11/10. This doesn’t vary much unless there is a history of animosity between the teams in which case the odds are adjusted accordingly.

Here is an example:

Team A versus Team B – Total points for red and yellow cards during the match.

Less than 11 points 11 to 30 points Over 30 points

Ladbrokes 100/30

William Hill 6/4

Victor Chandler 11/10

Usually this type of bet will not figure strongly in your plans. Also it is unusual to find information being issued that will affect the total bookings bet. But a simple piece of news like the policy for issuing cards has just changed can affect prices and lead to one or more arb. The conclusion is not to expect too much sure betting activity from the issuing of red and yellow cards but it simple enough to check the odds.

Soccer and the English football league is the basis of a lot of arb opportunities. A Saturday morning is a very hectic time in the soccer season and if you only allocate 3 hours on each Saturday morning, up to half a dozen arbs could appear every week. Equally spending the same time researching prices when they are first issued earlier in the week can equally be rewarding. Have a game plan and concentrate on how you are going to organise your trading activity.

The obscure British matches are more likely to offer an arb than one of the premiership games. This is because there is less information available on team selection and injuries. Bookmakers will spend a lot of time gathering information on the likely result of the premiership games because they are high profile but are less likely to research the more minor games. They tend to try the ‘safety in numbers’ approach and all give a similar price for the games where they have little or no current information on the outcome.

This can lead to some more informed bookmakers, who have a stronger opinion, seeking out the money by offering differing prices. This inevitably leads to arbs appearing. Injury news is clearly a news event that will change a team’s chances, so keep informed of the injury news by looking at one of the many soccer websites that are running.

As mentioned previously foreign games produce arbs on a regular basis. Whether it’s the fundamental difference of opinion between the British and continental bookmakers or just the fact that the foreign ones are going to be better informed about their own matches matters not. Variations in prices occur regularly.

Here are some recent UEFA cup examples:

Celtic versus FK Teplice (Note the odds are in the decimal format).

Celtic Win(1) Draw(X) FK Teplice Lose(2)

Sportwetten 1.45

Canbet 5.50

Canbet 13.00

Here are the odds translated to percentages:

Celtic Win(1) Draw(X) FK Teplice Lose(2)

Sportwetten 68.97

Canbet 18.18

Canbet 7.69

This resulted in an arb of about 5%. If our total stake was £1,000 we would have bet about £690 on Celtic, £182 on the draw and £77 on FK Teplice.

The interesting thing here was that Canbet make up two sides of this arb. Their thoughts were that Celtic were overwhelming favourites to win this tie and priced the match accordingly. Sportwetten, along with other bookmakers, had the Celtic win at 1.45, favourites yes, but not as much as Canbet had thought. Maybe Canbet were trying to attract a lot of money. They were certainly offering what appeared to be generous prices on FK Treplice.

Another example: Benfica versus Rosenborg:

Benfica Win(1) Draw(X) Benfica Lose(2)

Canbet 1.95

SportOdds 3.50

SportOdds 5.50

Here are the odds translated to percentages:

Benfica Win(1) Draw(X) Benfica Lose(2)

Canbet 51.28

SportOdds 28.57

SportOdds 18.18

This resulted in an arb of 2.0%. If our total stake was £1,000 we would have bet about £513 on Benfica, £288 on the draw and £182 on Rosenborg.

Not as lucrative as the previous arb but again one bookmaker, SportOdds, making all the running in terms of two generous prices and Canbet being the make weight in the bet.

These days, the major clubs have big squads and participate in at least three different competitions. Tactical switches of personnel are more common and unpredictable than injury news which is normally known a day or two in advance of a match and will focus on only one player. Be wary of personnel changes, weaker teams being fielded to save the best players for the big games.

As always, the rule is the earlier you can get a price, hopefully by phoning up before the prices are on-line, the more likely a price differential will appear. Also the period before a match results in frantic trading and can lead to price movements. With so many bookmakers offering prices they will not all move as one.

There are so many bookmakers catering for soccer that you are spoilt for choice. Terrestrial and satellite TV. This is fast becoming the best place to pick up to the minute news on injuries and team selections. Satellite TV stations literally show wall to wall coverage of soccer on Saturdays and this can be invaluable when looking for sure bets.

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The After Breakup Feel Good Arsenal

When you’re mending your broken heart after the breakup, we sometimes need a bit of an extra oomph to feel better. So whether you’re focusing now on the details of the breakup, feeling melancholic, or you simply want an instant pick me up, try skimming through this list for ways to make you feel great about yourself again. Then, you can jot down your favorites on your notebook or elsewhere, so you can check it again whenever you need a feel-good tonic.

Eat Good Food. Perhaps, you already know that some foods can actually make you feel great. You know this intuitively of course. But have you tried something specifically because you knew that it has the ability to make you feel things that are relaxing and great? Get happy by trying good food from your own pantry or from the nearest resto.

Listen To Good Music. There are a huge lot of songs out there that are specifically created to help people get through a particular loss. Better yet why not create your own break up song. Express those feelings in a soulful melody. Use tunes that will make you feel liberated, strong and empowered.

Watch a Flick. Regardless if you choose a teeny bopper flick, comedy or the ultimate breakup movie, look for a movie that has a feel good script. Something that will make you laugh your heart out would awesome.

Shower. Ah yes our personal favorite and I’m pretty sure most of you will agree on this one, taking a long, warm shower can instantly make you feel better. For those who love to soak on a tub a bath works just the same. You can also go to your local pool and take a plunge.

Journal a.k.a Blog in an Old School Fashion. Are you traditionalist who would rather use a piece of paper, or are you a techno-savvy individual who loves to do their journal online instead? Either way, writing your feelings, thoughts and sentiments down is a fantastic way to release the memory of the past. And you’re also gradually liberating yourself.

Go for a Stroll. It’s easy, cheap and anybody can do it, in time of course. Strolling or simply walking gets your brain working (this mechanism helps you to meditate) and it also gets the blood coursing. You can always go for a stroll with a family member or a friend and have a conversation. Talk to them with whatever topic is on your mind. You and your walking buddy can also explore a new hiking trail or find a trail path that leads to a serene place.

Get a Drum. There are a lot of studies performed and it showed that drumming helps to calm down one’s nerves, process grief, make you feel good and even aids you with a huge array of physical ailments. If you try to join a drumming circle you will meet a community of like-minded individuals to learn and grow with as well.

Practice Relaxed Breathing. Most people underestimate the power of breathing. Relaxed breathing makes you feel fueled and it calms down your nerves. It can take a bit of practice to do conscious breathing or focused breathing but once you get the hang of it you’ll learn be able to reap its benefits.

Join a Yoga Class. Great for flexibility, and a fantastic mood-enhancer, yoga is a brilliant tool in your feel good arsenal.

Break ups. Even those parting ways that’s done amicably can still sting. When you’re grieving the end of your relationship, make sure to do yourself a favor: after you curled yourself to sleep get up and make yourself feel better. And if none of the tips here you think doesn’t work, try to keep this in mind: «In the end, everything will turn out okay. If it’s not okay, then it is not the end.»

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Student Letting Analysis For UK Residential Landlords

The student letting market is a niche market for landlords but one that can be very rewarding if a landlord gets it right but equally it's very easy and expensive if landlords get it wrong.

Landlords have been letting to students studying away from home for years. Originally the market was relatively small and concentrated in a small number of university towns. However, the explosion in higher education numbers since the 70's and 80's and now with the Government's aspiration to have 50% of 18-30 year olds in Higher Education by 2010 means that demand for accommodation has grown massively over the last 30 years.

The result has been the emergence of a "cottage industry" of student landlords in many towns. Many parents have helped solve their student off springs accommodation needs by financing the purchase of a single investment property to let out whilst their son or daughter completed their education. In this way they ensure that they have some where decent to live whilst also avoiding paying out dead money in rent and also potentially providing a good long-term property investment.

Demand for student housing

Data from the Office for National Statistics show that the higher education initial participation rate was 40% among 17 to 30 year olds in 2006/2007, down from the 43% achieved in 05/06 but still short of the Governments target of 50%.

According to Knight Frank the UK student population has grown consistently over the last 10 years. Total student numbers have grown from 1.8 million in 1997 to 2.5 million in 2007. Savills expect this to hit 3 million full and part time students by 2014. Growth has been driven in the main by domestic UK undergraduate demand. There is a trend to rising numbers of foreign student, with participation of overseas students at UK universities rising 67% over the past decade. Knight Frank research shows that in 1997 they accounted for 11% (international students) and 21% (postgraduates) of all students; by 2007 these figures had increased to 15% and 24% respectively. Both international students and postgraduates are more likely to opt for purpose built private student housing rather than shared houses. Foreign student numbers are expected to grow from 15% of all students in 2008 to 21% by 2018.

Current supply

Savills research estimates that there are:

* 459,000 student beds in halls of residence
* 680,000 full time students in Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMOs)
* 259,000 full time students live at home with their parents

The number of students living at home with their parents has risen from 13% in 1996/97 to 19% in 2005/06. The number of full-time students living in HMOs has risen from 37% to 46% largely as a result of student number not being matched by the number of student beds provided within purpose built student accommodation.

As a general trend the supply of accommodation by private landlords has been falling in the last couple of years. This is in part to the HMO licensing regulations that came in 2006 and also as a result of the increasing number of private operated halls. In 2005 this type of accommodation accounted for around 7% of all bed spaces with the figure growing to around 10% in 2007. The expansion of private accommodation has partly been as a result of the increasing demand form post graduate and foreign students who demand and are able to afford higher rents and demand a higher standard of accommodation.

Future supply of student housing

Analysis of planning application data shows that there are approximately 78,000 potential student bed spaces in the planning pipeline at the end of 2006. 26% are at the application stage, 42% are awaiting full planning consent and the remaining 32% have planning consent and are under construction.

Student housing rent levels

Research carried out by Savills show that student rental levels have continued to increase over the last 20 years. Their opinion is that:

"This implies significant performance benefits over both conventional residential lettings and the commercial market, where cyclical downturns have resulted in periods of negative income growth."

However they did express some words of caution.

"increasing levels of supply may also suppress rental growth which suggests that location and proximity to universities will be the key determining factor."

Over the last 4 years according to research conducted by accommodation for students average rent levels have increased 17% from £ 52.44 to £ 62.48.

There are as one would expect large variations in rent levels across the country.

London and the south most expensive; Chester, Exeter and Loughborough are the high flyers, according to latest accommodationforstudents.com research (May 08)

The average weekly student rent in the UK is now £ 61.48, a figure 1.5% higher than last year according to the stats which are based on over 44,000 properties in 76 cities across the UK (see full table below). Over the past 4 years the average student rent has risen 17%, from £ 52.44 in 2004.

London leads the way with an average weekly rent of £ 102.85, 67% above the UK average. Moreover, it is generally more expensive to rent student accommodation in the south of the country. Middlesex, Cambridge, Guildford, Surrey, Exeter, Oxford and Brighton are all 20% or more costly than the UK norm. Two notable exceptions are Scotland and Ireland. St. Andrews, thanks, perhaps, to the attendance of Prince William, has an average student rent of £ 82.29, 34% above the UK average and the highest by far in Scotland. Edinburgh and Glasgow are also above average, but only 14% by comparison, with average weekly rents of £ 70.26 and £ 70.08 respectively, the first time Edinburgh has been higher than Glasgow since the research began 5 years ago.

Dublin has been included for the first time. It is not obviously part of the UK but is still popular with students from here; rents are second only to London at £ 87.68 per week, 43% above average. Belfast, by comparison, can offer inexpensive student accommodation, with average weekly rents being only £ 51.79, 16% below the rest of the UK.

Some traditional English redbrick universities: Liverpool (£ 50.52), Birmingham (£ 54.28), Manchester (£ 56.65), and Sheffield (£ 57.12) are still below the average UK weekly student rent (£ 61.48). However others, like Leeds (£ 62.03), Nottingham (£ 61.60), and Newcastle (£ 58.90) reflect their popularity by rising rent levels. All three have shown rent increases well over twice the UK average of 1.5% over the last year; Leeds is up by 6.5%.

Best value locations in terms of student rental accommodation are the less fashionable student towns like Crewe, Middlesbrough, Stoke, Wolverhampton and Bradford, with average weekly rents of between £ 40 and £ 45.

There are a number of 'hotspot' areas, Exeter, for instance, which now have an average weekly student rent of £ 77.54, 26% above average, and higher even than Oxford. Yet five years ago average student rents in the city were only £ 58, 34% less. Rents in Loughborough have risen 28% in the last four years, from £ 52 per week to £ 66.81. But the real current high-flyer in terms of student rents is Chester, where rents have gone up 14% in the last year alone, from £ 67.83 to £ 77.12, putting it firmly in the UK Top 10.

London unsurprisingly is still the most expensive city by far, although student rents in the capital have remained stable. However, in comparison, the rest of the UK is catching up. In 2004 the average student rent in London was 95% above the UK average of £ 53.44. Today, at £ 102.85, the weekly student rent in the capital is just 67% above the average of £ 61.48.

UK Student Rent Analysis, April 2008 (76 cities / 44,185 properties)

City Average Rent Per Week (£) Index *
London – 102.85 167
Dublin – 87.68 143
Middlesex – 83.97 137
Cambridge – 82.98 135
Guildford – 82.37 134
St Andrews – 82.29 134
Surrey – 81.15 132
Exeter – 77.54 126
Chester – 77.12 125
Oxford – 74.71 122
Brighton – 73.71 120
Kent – 72.24 117
Canterbury – 71.96 117
Edinburgh – 70.26 114
Glasgow – 70.08 114
Bournemouth – 69.11 112
Bristol – 68.84 112
Warwick – 68.75 112
Eastbourne – 68.67 112
Bath – 68.29 111
Chichester – 67.08 109
Durham – 66.95 109
Reading – 66.89 109
Loughborough – 66.81 109
Hatfield – 66.35 108
Doncaster – 66.04 107
Winchester – 65.65 107
Colchester – 64.67 105
Portsmouth – 64.49 105
Plymouth – 63.26 103
Cornwall – 62.76 102
Leeds – 62.03 101
Newport – 61.68 100
Nottingham – 61.60 100
Leamington Spa – 61.38 100
York – 60.63 99
Worcester – 60.56 99
Luton – 60.35 98
Lincoln – 60.23 98
Southampton – 60.06 98
Newcastle – 58.90 96
Stafford – 58.43 95
Aberdeen – 58.22 95
Huddersfield – 57.87 94
Devon – 57.52 94
Sheffield – 57.12 93
Cardiff – 56.85 92
Northampton – 56.76 92
Manchester – 56.65 92
Hastings – 56.59 92
Norwich – 56.44 92
Cheltenham – 56.34 92
Swansea – 55.99 91
Preston – 55.06 90
Leicester – 54.90 89
Dundee – 54.82 89
Birmingham – 54.28 88
Bangor – 53.36 87
Derby – 51.89 84
Belfast – 51.79 84
Lancaster – 50.88 83
Liverpool – 50.52 82
Coventry – 50.42 82
Bolton – 50.15 82
Salford – 49.73 81
Blackpool – 49.34 80
Carlisle – 48.25 78
Stockton – 47.38 77
Hull – 47.11 77
Sunderland – 46.70 76
Pontypridd – 46.36 75
Bradford – 44.61 73
Wolverhampton – 43.49 71
Stoke-on-Trent – 42.04 68
Middlesbrough – 41.54 68
Crewe – 40.33 66

UK Average Weekly Student Rent 61.48 100

* Index compared to UK average student weekly rent of £ 61.48.
2007 Ave £ 60.58 (-1.5%)

Interpreting the figures

Landlords need to be aware that in viewing these figures that they are the average achieved across the accommodation types. These levels have in recent years been boosted by the upgrading of student accommodation brought about by the contribution of purpose built private sector student halls. This accommodation is frequently provided with ensuite facilities, which according to Savills generates rents that are on average at a premium of 19% to similar shared accommodation. Therefore a prospective landlord should ensure that they do their own local research by talking to local rental agents and University Accommodation Offices before factoring in their expected rents to their investment calculations.

Having looked at the demand and supply of rental accommodation and likely rents we go on in part two to look at the likely investment return and practical considerations of investing in student accommodation including looking at several case studies.

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One of the ironies of Samuel Eto’o playing for FC Barcelona is that he originally joined arch-rivals Real Madrid, who immediately put him out on loan; first to second division CD Leganes; then to first division Espanyol after playing just one league match for Madrid; and finally to Mallorca. He did so well at the latter club that they signed him for a club record and became the highest scorer in the history of the club with a total of 54 goals between 2000 and 2004.

The Cameroon striker signed to FC Barcelona after a series of negotiations between Barcelona, Mallorca and Real Madrid who had retained an option on him. On one hand Madrid didn’t require him in the team as they already had two strikers in the form of Ronaldo and Raul; on the other hand they didn’t want him to play for Barcelona, a club that was looking for a quality striker to cement the attack after they were unable to come to an agreement with midfielder Edgar Davids, who had spent the second half of the 2003-2004 season on loan to the Catalan club.

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His complete name is Diego Alberto Milito. He was born in Bernal, Argentina on 12 June 1979. Diego Milito is a professional soccer player and now become a part of national team of Argentina. In club level, he presently plays for F.C. Internazionale Milano. In the field of arena, he is always played as a center-forward.

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