Syria’s President: Western Leaders Are To Blame for Crisis in Refugee

With the increasing problem of the refugees in Europe which are mostly from Syria, the president of the country expressed his sentiments and blamed the Western nations. He told media that the countries in the West supported opposition groups in Syria’s civil war.

In an interview with the news organizations of Russia, President Bashar al-Assad said that if the western nations are worried about the people in his country, they should stop supporting the terrorists. This is what the Syrian government thinks of the whole crisis. The president pressed on that this is the core issue of the crisis with refugees.

Refugee crisis in Europe

Europe is currently struggling to deal with the increasing number of migrants arriving illegally at the borders of European countries. Many of these refugees have been fleeing the conflict in Syria with militant groups which have claimed the lives of at least 220,000 people.

The leaders of the western nations have criticized the government of al-Assad for being incompetent in presiding over the violence in his country. The violence in his country helped spawn the influx of ISIS militant group in the country which drove at least four million of Syrian civilians to seek refuge to other lands. But instead of thanking the European nations for taking in the refugees, he also blamed the European countries.

The president of Syria said that Europe should also take the blame since they supported terrorism.

Double standards among European nations

In the press conference held, it was not explicitly stated by the president what he was referring to when he said that Europe took part in terroristic acts. Two years ago, the European Union ended the arms embargo with rebel groups that were fighting the government of Syria. The United States on the other hand has offered support to some Syrian rebels who were willing to fight against ISIS.

The president of Syria said in the interview that how can people from across the globe feel sad for the death of a child in the sea and not feel any remorse for the deaths of thousands of children who have been killed by rebel groups in Syria.


Overcoming The Challenges Of Standup Paddle Boarding

If you will watch videos of standup paddle boarding, it looks quite simple and uncomplicated. Many people actually assume that they only need to buy an inflatable paddle board, fill it with H2O, stand up and paddle in the waters. However, if you will watch Kai Lenny’s new video on the coast of Maui, you will be awed at how much he pushes the boundaries of the water sport with a paddle board that appears to defy the laws of physics.

Kai Lenny is a professional standup paddle boarder from Maui. He is a six-time SUP world champion who also participates in other water sports like big-wave surfing, wind surfing and kite surfing. In fact, his name Kai was derived from a Hawaiian definition of water.

In Kai Lenny’s most recent video, you will be able to view the highlights of standup paddle boarding. Kai used a different paddle board where more speed equals to more lift. His foil board includes a set of strategically placed angled wings that are attached to the bottom of the board so that it can glide through the water while lifting the board up into the air.

Hydro foils are common on boats, kayaks and surfboards but there has been no explanation of its fluid dynamics aside from the fact that it usually relies on sails, tow-in methods and waves for propulsion. However, Lenny manages to increase his speed by using his incredible strength and skill with the paddle. He has strong knowledge of the sea and can read different wave patterns. He knows when and how to paddle vigorously while keeping his vertical balance on the paddle board.

Lenny on his foil board is a sight to behold particularly if you will give notice to his superhuman balance and paddling skills that helps him achieve greater speed with less friction. But while Lenny makes it look easy to stand up on the paddle board, mere mortals will not achieve this balance anytime soon. Best SUP boards are lightweight and made in different shapes and technologies for every body weight, height and ability.


Interesting Facts About The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

If you’ve grown up during the 90s and the 2000s, then you probably know about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, or TMNT, has existed for over 32 years now and it has become one of the most popular fictional brands in the world. People definitely love these crime fighting humanoid turtles. Who wouldn’t love them? They’re turtles who mastered the art of Ninjutsu! TMNT isn’t just a popular franchise, it is actually a pop culture phenomenon and the names Donatello, Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael aren’t just famous artists during the Renaissance, they’re also names of the four teenage mutant ninja turtles that had captured the hearts of kids worldwide.

Even with over three decades of existence, it would seem that TMNT isn’t ready to hit the shelves just yet. In fact, the franchise is actually getting bigger and bigger with another feature film being released this June.

Here are some interesting facts about the teenage mutant ninja turtles that you should definitely know about.

  1. TMNT started with a silly joke. True TMNT fans would know that the franchise began with a dumb joke one night while Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird were both hanging out. Laird was so engrossed with the show he was watching on TV and Eastman wanted to give him a good laugh so he drew a turtle standing upright wearing a mask and carrying a nanchaku. Laird found it very funny and interesting so he began to draw his very own ninja turtle and the rest was history.
  2. The first TMNT picture was sold for $71,000. Unbelievable right? But it’s true. The picture that Eastman and Laird drew during the night they conceived TMNT was actually bought for $71 thousand but if you consider how successful the franchise is and what its worth, then that really is worth the price.
  3. Donnie was supposed to be named Bernini. All of the ninja turtles were named after famous Renaissance artists but originally, they were supposed to have Japanese names. However, Laird and Eastman both thought that they didn’t sound silly enough that is why they opted to use Italian Renaissance artist names instead. Donnie was supposed to be named after Gian Lorenzo Bernini, an Italian artist and architect. But they opted to go with Donatello instead so that they’d have another name that ends with ‘o’.

For more information regarding TMNT, you can visit TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles.com.


Introducing The Most Expensive Cars In The World

If you think cars are just for transportation, you are mistaken. Luxury cars and supercars are proof that there is more to cars than just for the sole purpose of driving to work. Luxury sports cars are symbols of prestige and wealth. Cars that fall under this category are normally built for speed, comfort, and visual pleasure. Naturally, they are very expensive, but what about the most expensive cars in the world today? What were they built for? Were they built by manufacturers just to make big money or were they built to grant fulfillment to the wealthy?

Regardless of that, to own such magnificent looking cars is the dream of a lot of people. Unfortunately, unless your dad is Warren Buffett or Bill Gates, it would definitely be hard to fulfill. While you may argue that money can’t buy happiness, apparently, this list begs to differ.

Here are some of the world’s most expensive cars in no particular order.

  1. Ferrari LaFerrari. Ferrari is known as one of the most powerful brands in the world today. In over 70 years, it has produced countless of recognizable models such as the classic Ferrari Enzo and the new Ferrari 488 Dubai. LaFerrari, or “The Ferrari”, is a mild hybrid that is valued at US$1.4 million. It reaches a top speed of 217 mph and its less than 2800 pound weight enables it to accelerate 0-60 mph in 3 seconds.
  2. Ferrari F60 America. This car was built by Ferrari to celebrate its 6o-year tenure in North America. This car wears the standard red white and blue of the American flag and is valued at US$2.5 million. It is similar to the F12 and its 740 hp engine can propel the car to 60 mph in just 3.1 seconds.
  3. MansoryVivere Bugatti Veyron. This beauty features a 1,200 hp engine and it can reach 254 mph which means that it is one of the fastest cars in the world. With a price of $3.4 million, it is also one of the most expensive.
  4. W Motors LykanHypersport. Valued at $3.4 million, this stunner has been featured in Furious 7. It features a jewel encrusted headlights and scissor doors and appears like it was made for a sci-fi movie. The LykanHypersport can reach a top speed of 240 mph and can accelerate 0-60 mph in just 2.8 seconds.

Here’s How You Can Choose The Perfect Baby Gift

Having a baby in the household can surely cause so much joy. There is nothing more beautiful than the cheerful laughter of a baby. So when one of your friends or family is having a baby, it calls for a celebration. However, when attending a baby shower, you should bring the best gift possible. However, with so many options to choose from when looking for gifts, it can be quite easy to get overwhelmed.

To help you out a bit, here are some tips that you can use when looking for the perfect baby gift.

  1. Check the registry. One of the best and easiest ways to find the perfect baby shower gift is to buy from the registry. The baby registry would be set up the by the parents-to-be so that they could allow other people to buy the things that they need. Usually, family members would buy larger gifts in order to help the parents while friends may be able to buy what they can afford. The best part about a registry is that it will show the items that have already been purchased so that the parents would not receive the same items twice.
  2. Consider the gender of the baby. Most items for babies are gender based. That is why you should find out the gender of the baby so that you would be able to buy something that is appropriate for its gender. If the couple had left the baby’s gender as a surprise, then go for unisex items.
  3. Be practical. Make sure to buy something that is practical and you’re sure that the parents and the baby would use. When you buy practical items, you help the parents relax a bit and help them take care of the baby’s needs.
  4. Group gifts. There are certain items like strollers, car seats and high chairs that are important to a baby but too far out of the budget of a single person to buy. What you can do is ask other people to share the gift with you so that you would be able to further help the family out.
  5. Be unique. Go for personalized baby gifts so that you add your own personal touch to the gift. This would make a memorable impact and a lasting impression on both the parents and the baby as he/she grows up.

The Unexpected Benefits Of Doing A Detox Cleanse

The world has many problems today, from poverty, to politics and even wars. But those are problems that are difficult to solve. The world today is full of toxins. Basically, anyone can ingest toxins from food, water and even in the air. Because of this, the need for detoxification has become even greater.

Detoxification is referred to as the body’s natural way of eliminating toxins from the body. But going on a detox diet can definitely stimulate the detoxification process in the body and improve a person’s health.

Fasting with fruit infused water using infuser water bottles, or the so-called cleanse, can definitely help boost your energy, enhance your digestive and immune system, improve your skin, hair and breath, and even makes you look younger. But aside from those things, did you know that detox cleanses can also have benefits with the spiritual aspect? A detox cleanse can go on a much deeper level, down to the emotional and spiritual aspects.

Here are some unexpected benefits of a detox cleanse you may not know about.

  1. Renewed ability to deal with stress. Know that adrenal glands are responsible for producing many hormones that affect a person’s mental wellbeing. Now when you go on a detox cleanse and you stay away from caffeine, alcohol and other things that cause adrenal fatigue, your adrenals could be able to take a break. The nutrients you ingest would help improve your adrenals and in doing so, improve you are ability to cope with stress.
  2. Emotional Release. You don’t just remove toxins from your body during a detox cleanse. You also remove and eliminate toxic feelings like anxiety, anger, and fear. At first, you might see them surfacing but that is just a form of release.
  3. Clearer Thinking. When you go on a detox cleanse, you’d also become more focused and with that, new ideas would start to flow in which can give you better perspective in life.
  4. Deeper Consciousness. You’d feel more connected to yourself when you cleanse and meditate. By flushing out the toxins in your body while you do yoga, you would feel more alive, awake and even aware.

A/C Unit Repairs: DIY Or Call The Professionals?

KY – April 10, 2016 – The HVAC system is mainly responsible for turning your house into your home. Remember, with a home, comfort is everything and you wouldn’t be able to call your house your home until it can provide you with safety, security and comfort. The HVAC system plays a great role in providing comfort inside a household. For the most part, it regulates the temperature inside the house and makes sure that it is habitably comfortable for people to live in. The HVAC system ensures that the house is warm during cold days and cool during hot days.

Two of the most important components of the HVAC system are for heating and cooling. For cooling, it is the air conditioner that makes sure that you can keep cool even during the peak of summer. In order to ensure that your air conditioner is working at its best, you must service it regularly and make the necessary air conditioning repair when needed.

When it comes to AC repair, know that they are best done with professional help. However, you are also given the option to do the repair yourself if they are simple enough. Most people are actually torn between hiring a professional repair service and DIY. Just remember this, a professional would always know how to diagnose and fix a problem but hiring one means that you won’t just have to pay for the professional’s time and service, you would also pay for the parts. You would definitely save much more money by fixing the problem yourself, but the question is: are you capable of doing that?

When you go DIY, know that you would face a lot of challenges. If you don’t have the needed knowledge and skill to perform the repair job, then it would definitely be difficult for you as you wouldn’t know where to begin. You might not also possess the right tools to conduct such repairs and if you aren’t well informed about safety, you might even compromise your own safety.

For this reason, if you plan on conducting the repairs yourself, you must first do your research and take time to understand what the problem is and how you are going to solve it. But when it proves that you are unable to solve the problem and it is too big for you, never hesitate on calling the professionals.


Some Problematic Refrigerators Are Still Worth Keeping

If your refrigerator stops working, will you still have it fixed or will you buy a replacement? It can be very frustrating when the refrigerator stops cooling or is mysteriously leaking water. Buying a new refrigerator can be quite expensive; however, it is important to weigh the cost of repairs versus the cost of investment on a new refrigerator. It is also important to call a competent appliance repairman who will diagnose the problem and decide whether the refrigerator is still worth keeping.

Common problems encountered with a refrigerator

  1. The motor is running but the refrigerator doesn’t get cold – When the motor is running, you will hear it humming but make sure that the compressor is also working. The condenser coils need to be checked and cleaned particularly if there is excessive dirt which keeps them from doing their job. When you check the evaporator coil, look at the frost pattern. If only the upper half or a third of the coil has frost, is may be a problem with the sealed system meaning there is restriction or there isn’t enough Freon.
  2. Cool air is coming out of the refrigerator even when closed with moisture droplets on the door – this problem can be one of three things: the door seal is torn or stretched out, the door is warped so it does not lock properly or the door cam is worn out. It does not cost much to have problem the fixed.
  3. Water has pooled in or under the refrigerator – these are signs that the evaporator defrost drain is unplugged when you see water under the crisper drawers or if there is an ice buildup at the bottom of the freezer in side-by-side unit. There are instances when food clogs the drain and water from the evaporator coils accumulate during the defrost cycle. This will continue until the drain has been fully cleaned.

There are problems that can be easily fixed through appliance repair Louisville, KY. Some parts of the refrigerator which are causing the problem can be replaced for a few dollars. Appliance repair is just a call away to determine the seriousness of your refrigerator issue.