Jay Z invests sh190million in marijuana software company

 

Billionaire Jay Z in 2019 entered a multiyear partnership with a California-based cannabis company Caliva as the chief brand strategist and announced his first marijuana line titled Monogram.

He then curated a playlist dedicated to the strain(s) on his streaming App,

The brand’s website is live at www.monogramcompany.com and on Instagram at @MONOGRAMCOMPANY.

Jay Z has now invested in a tech company that helps marijuana dispensaries process payments.

According to a report from Forbes on Oct. 12, the billionaire rap mogul has invested $19 million in Flowhub, a cannabis point-of-sale company, based in Denver, that helps make the lives of dispensaries much easier.

Flowhub, founded by Kyle Sherman six years ago, assists marijuana dispensaries with processing sales transactions, monitoring inventory, tracking analytics, complying with state cannabis laws and more. Additionally, the company handles over $3 million in weed transactions for more than 1,000 businesses across over a dozen states each year.

The company now has a reported value of $200 million, following his investment.

On Hov’s participation in the growth of Flowhub, the company’s founder was quoted saying, “When Jay says, ‘I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man,’ it’s true. He’s got incredible business acumen—he really knows how to surround himself with brilliant people and build great companies.”

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How to improve your bone health as world marks menopause day 2021

 

World Menopause Day is held every year on the 18th of October. The intent is to raise awareness of  menopause and the support options available for improving health and wellbeing.

You may notice some menopause symptoms like anxiety, hot flashes, fatigue or irregular periods, in your 40s.

Some women notice changes as early as their mid-30s.

Moreover, menopause is signaled by 12 months since last menstruation.

Overall health experts want you to focus on your bones. Here’s why.

The drop in oestrogen levels that occurs around the time of menopause results in increased bone loss.weak-bones

Menopause and just after menopause is a time when osteoporosis commonly presents itself.

From exercise to supplements and alcohol, here is what you can do to improve your bone health.

You can get calcium through foods as well as supplements. Vitamin D is also found in some foods and supplements, and you can get it from spending time in the sun. According to breastcancer.org

  • calcium at 1,200 mg/day, taken through a combination of diet and supplements. Good sources of calcium include:
    • low-fat dairy products such as milk, cheese, and yogurt
    • goods such as leafy green vegetables, almonds, and beans
    • calcium-fortified foods such as fruit juices and cereals (check the label)
    • vitamin D at 800-1,000 IU/day or more. Multivitamins typically include 400 IU, so you may need an additional supplement.
  • quitting smoking
  • weight-bearing exercises that help strengthen bones
  • maintaining a healthy body weight
  • limiting alcohol use

As with all medical conditions, consult your doctor for specialized treatment. You also need to know that in some cases, oral hormone therapy may be prescribed depending on severity and frequency of symptoms.

 

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Use this poster to see the signs of breast cancer besides the lump 

 

 

October is World Cancer month and a doctor is urging you girls to make it a habit to do self breast exams.

Health Advocate, International Speaker Esperance Luvindao says “It’s Breast Cancer Awareness month. Do your self breast exam monthly. Find out from your parents if any of your close relatives had breast cancer. If they had breast cancer, make sure that 10 yrs before the age at which they had cancer, you get a full examination done at your Dr”

She also added “Some of the symptoms may infact be caused by other non cancerous causes, but if you or anyone near you is having any of these symptoms, that warrants investigation. If they investigate & find that its nothing, GREAT. But if it is something, the earlier the better”

 

Signs are explained below according to the CDC

  • New lump in the breast or underarm (armpit)
  • Thickening or swelling of part of the breast.
  • Irritation or dimpling of breast skin.
  • Redness or flaky skin in the nipple area or the breast.
  • Pulling in of the nipple or pain in the nipple area.

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Ariana Grande donates sh50million for free online therapy

 

Ariana Grande has pledged up to $5 million in free therapy as part of Sunday’s (Oct. 10) World Mental Health Day.

She announced a partnership with online therapy provider Better Help betterhelp.com/ariana

“I acknowledge that there are very real barriers when it comes to accessing mental health resources, and while this is only one small gesture (and a much larger systemic problem remains) I wanted to do this again with @betterhelp in hopes of bringing access to a few more people and perhaps inspiring a few of you to try something new and prioritize your own healing,” the singer wrote about her latest donation to support mental health.

Ariana encouraged her followers to check out the link abov to get their free month of therapy started.

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King Kaka tells about scary thoughts of dying while hospitalized

King Kaka is certainly doing well, weeks after revealing he was hospitalized for 3 months and lost 33kgs.

He has gone on several dates wit his wife Nana who has documented his recovery journey.

On October 5th, Nana said they were advised to go for cancer tests, but didn’t add any information to that. She told that she cried and prayed after a tumor test. On October 7th they went to Crazy Kennars restaurant and a day later another date.

In the latest video, Nana takes him out with her friend and their discussions centre around his thoughts when he immediately got sick.

 

King Kaka bonds with Nana’s friend telling her about his thoughts on dying while he was sick.

Although the video is muted, we see King pointing above and signals the prayer emoji. Nana captions the moment

“my best friend reneenimz and king kaka bonding. She’s asking about the thoughts that were going through his head on that bed. She’s always candid with the questions.. The scariest? She asked if he was thinking about death…”

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Size 8’s powerful message about God after losing unborn child

 

On October 1, Size 8 and husband Dj Mo shared  she had to terminate a pregnancy to save her life on their youtube channel.

They said they made that decision because of high blood pressure.

She was in her second trimester and the heartbreaking news devastated the family. She added a message to IG of being heartbroken, but accepting the process.

“Jehovah my God My Father through Jesus Christ I am greatful for life!! I would have died but you choose to save me. Though my little baby didn’t make it I know she is well in your hands oh God!!! Thank you God for allowing @ladashabelle.wambo and @muraya.jnr to continue enjoying the presence of their mum!! In all things you remain to be God God all by yourself and everything working together for good in our lives!! Hallelujah!!
My dear @djmokenya we are victorious!
To Dr. Nyamu and the team @komarockmodern it was a very dangerous critical emergency operation Coz of high blood pressure but by God’s grace you managed to keep me alive may God forever bless you and increase you!!
All praise be to Elohim the living God……
To my JCC THIKA CHURCH Led by Pastor Kelvin and my dad, my family thank you for praying for me.”

Size 8 has been silent since, but in a heart instagram post on October 9th, she has penned a message of hope.

She wrote ‘The greatest statement from Jesus Christ!!! The humble saviour! Despite all he laid down his own desires and agreed to walk in God’s will!’

 

Fans commented under the message assuring her it is well and that she is a strong woman.

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Details of the coffee lemon diet that Kenyan girls are raving about

 

The struggle to lose weight is real with people willing to try out all sorts of diets to achieve flat tummy results.

If you are on Kenyan Tiktok, then you must have seen a new diet of coffee and lemon.

The idea is to squeeze a lemon into a cup or glass, then add a tablespoon of coffee and hot water.LEMON-WATER2

Also do not use sugar as the goal is to lose weight.

Those who have tried it are saying any brand of coffee is okay to use.

You must drink this first thing when you wake up on an empty stomach. Model Ruebaby is currently using this diet and says she has seen results.

Here are more reviews about the coffee lemon diet.

@SindiswaGold
I tried it for 2 days I couldn’t take the runny tummy yho but it really works my cousin lost so much weight with that

@MasekoValencia
I’m still shedding even though I’m doing the warm water and lemon now.

Stopped the coffee because of teeth stains and too much energy. I’m naturally hyper…with coffee it is insane

@_awuvuyxna
No love. Don’t use the generic brands (Ricoffy, Frisco, etc)
Use any Nescafé type brand since it has a higher theobromine content. Theobromine is associated with weight lossLEMON

@_awuvuyxna
You mix one teaspoon of coffee and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. I use fresh lemons then add hot water and drink. You only have to do it once a day and make sure you use a straw coz it stains teeth

@Queen_Elihle
I also suffered with acid reflux a whole entire month, I had to stop
I tried it for a day and didn’t sleep for Almost 2days . I was shaking and felt a bit weak. Pleading face any other recommendations cause wow! Sis thought she was gna die or something Crying face

As always with any diet consult your doctor.

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Hope for Sickle Cell Disease as first new drug in 20 years is approved

A new drug known as CRIZANLIZUMAB made by Novartis can be used in the treatment of sickle cell.

The drug will initially available to British citizens in what has been described as a historic moment for people with sickle cell disease.

Over 100 million people live with sickle cell disease (SCD) but there has been no significant medical development to help ease the pain of SCD patients for so long.

Sickle cell disease is a blood disorder characterised by red blood cells that become sickle-shaped, leading to clumping and blockages in the small blood vessels. These blockages can cause a loss of blood flow and severe pain in episodes known as vaso-occlusive crises (VOCs), or sickle cell crises. The frequency and severity of VOCs is unpredictable, and each episode can take days or weeks to recover, sometimes requiring hospitalisation.

Current treatments to prevent sickle cell crises include a tablet called hydroxycarbamide and regular blood transfusions, which are not always effective for people with severe disease. Crizanlizumab is a new intravenous treatment option that can be taken on its own or alongside hydroxycarbamide.

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WHO recommends the broad use of the world’s first malaria vaccine

 

WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has announced that the WHO is recommending broad use of the world’s first malaria vaccine.

Following a meeting of the United Nations health agency’s vaccine advisory group, the director-general spoke of “a historic moment.”

In a press conference, he said

“I longed for the day that we would have an effective vaccine against this ancient and terrible disease, and today is that day”

 

The WHO said its decision was based on results from ongoing research in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi that has tracked more than 800,000 children since 2019.

The malaria vaccine known as Mosquirix was developed by GlaxoSmithKline in 1987. While it’s the first to be authorized, it is only about 30% effective, requires up to four doses, and protection fades after just months.

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King Kaka was asked to go for tumor marker tests says wife Nana

 

King Kaka opened up about being sick for three months in a note that he did not elaborate about.

With his wife, the couple have been speaking about how challenging their time in his sickness has been difficult.

‘He is much better,’ King Kaka’s wife update fans on his health

Nana has been saying King Kaka will tell the world what is wrong and in her latest message to him, she told about a diagnosis that devastated them.

She told about how they were asked to go for tests owing to major signs.

“I remember when the doc suggested we do the tumor markers test. He definitely had his reasons I mean you exhibited all the signs and that opened a whole Pandora’s box in my head. The tests were to be done the next morning.”

A tumor marker is a substance found in your blood, urine, or body tissue. The term “tumor markers” may refer to proteins that are made by both healthy cells and cancer cells in the body. It may also refer to mutations, changes, or patterns in a tumor’s DNA. Tumor markers are also called biomarkers.

Doctors may use tumor marker tests to learn if you have cancer. These tests can also help doctors to learn more about your cancer and help to plan treatment.

She added they went down on their knees to pray

“That night I could barely sleep..I lay in bed worried and doing one thing I’m always perfect at,overthinking. I woke you up in the middle of the night to kneel down and pray beside the bed. You obliged. Your knees weak so you put a pillow under..I don’t remember crying as much as I did as I prayed…I asked God for peace in my head and in my heart and a clean bill of your health instead He answered through you… I don’t know how you slept so soundly to this day. Yaani we are testing for cancer in your body in the morning and you sleep throughout the entire night???!! I want Notes 📝 Overthinkers in the house, you feel me? @thekingkaka we want notes 🗒
To forever with you ”

 

 

 

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Keyshia Cole hints at getting cosmetic surgery ahead of her 40th birthday

 

Rnb singer Keyshia Cole has shared pictures of noticeably bigger tiddays that she says are a gift for her 40tyh birthday.

The singer shared a photo and caption on Twitter that appears to tell it all. In the selfie, Keyshia appears to be wearing a post-surgical bra and letting fans know her bawwwdy is going to be ‘”hittin’” by her birthday.”

Keyshia began in September to wear waist trainers and got back in the gym.

Her birthday is on 15th October.

She also says she will also release new music.

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Give Hope Save lives! Octobers Breast cancer awareness month theme

 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer.

It will be celebrated under the theme ‘Give Hope. Save Lives. ‘

Here’s what you can do to support the month – Stand in solidarity with survivors, their support teams, and families who’ve lost loved ones to the disease.

People who’ve battled the disease, loved ones, and supporters will be coming together to educate, amplify one another’s voices, and raise public consciousness about various aspects of breast cancer. So share these messages on your social media or on whatsapp.

According to studies, early detection of breast cancer can increase the survival rates of the patient. It is important to check for the signs and symptoms of breast cancer.

Symptoms may include- presence of lump in the breast, pain in the breast, swelling in areas near the breasts, discharge from nipple other than breast milk, change in the shape of the nipple and swelling under arm. In some cases, these may not be the sign of breast cancer but any of these signs should be reported to the doctor immediately.
Who is at a risk?

Women above the age of 55
Consume excessive alcohol
Early menstruation or late menopause
Giving birth at an older age
Women who choose hormone therapy
And genetics may also play a role

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Grammy award winner Toni Braxton launches vegan skin care products

 

The singer has anounced the official launch of her vegan body and skin care line called N*de sugar.

Toni has been working on this for two years leading to its launch on September 24.

Made with vegan ingredients, the N*de Sugar collection includes a hydration cream, a body mist, a hair mist, body lotion, plus a bath and shower gel.

Excited to launch Nude Sugar exclusively at @UltaBeauty. This vegan body care line has been two years in the making and I’m so thrilled to share it with each and every one of you.

 

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Mulamwah opens up about fiancée Carol Sonnie’s labor and birth

 

Comedian Mulamwah opened up to his fans about moments leading to the birth of his daughter Keilah in an Instagram QnA.

One person asked him “how was labor, take us through your experience”

He replied “haikuwa rahisi for both me and her. Nilisugua mgongo karibu 9 hours nonstop. Nikiacha tuu kidogo napigwa na maneno mbaya sana. Men help your ladies, sio rahisi”

Another asked his advise about planning to have a baby and it’s costs. H told the concerned fan “bora you got what it takes to raise a kid. Sio mchezo kulea ata ball pekee. Bills everywhere”

His babies weight at birth? “3kgs mluyia strong”

Meanwhile his newborn daughter has already got more than 10k followers on her social media poages.

the humbled comedian thanked fans with an appreciation message that read “congratulations my girl. 10 on Instagram. In 3 days it isn’t easy

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Weezdom asks for prayers from fans over undisclosed ailment

 

Entertainment guru and brand manager Weezdom is sick admitted in hospital.

He told fans on Monday that it has kept him awake and the severe pain prompted him to be rushed to a medical facility.

He shared several videos of his arm with a bandage and the bed where he was resting.

He captioned one video

“I was in alot of pain and didn’t sleep hadi kukakucha

but thank God I’m in hospital now being attended to..Life is so precious. Pray for me fam”

Quick Recovery sir.

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“Confession time” Flaqo says abut being in the worst shape of his life

 

Back in2020, comedian Flaqo411 was not releasing content online and in a revealing confession told that it was because he had gained weight.

He admitted he piled on the kilos from 72 to 86. “Confession time:🤣🤣 So that one month of zero content in 2020,its coz i had actually grown badly over my normal weight,(from 72 to 86)and looked very different on camera,wakanichekelea kwa DMs…Heh”

He disappeared and decided to work on an intense workout

In the confession, Flaqo shares a now and then picture to demonstrate his story and fans can’t believe it is him.

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From size 20 to 14, aiming for 10 – Yummy mummy weight goal

 

 

Vlogger Yummy Mummy aka Murugi Munyi is winning.

She rebranded to Murugi Munyi this year to focus on broader content.

She has been on a weight loss journey since 2020 that has seen her shed lots of weight.

In her latest update, she revealed she has gone down from a size 20 to no being a size 14.

Her ultimate goal is to get to 10.

Her revelations inspired Diana Marua who encouraged her saying ‘God job mama”

“Size 20 to a size 14. Aiming for a size 10! We are past halfway. This is 1.5 years of change. The journey is slow and grueling and some times I go months feeling like there’s no change. But there IS change, even if you can’t see it everyday. One small step everyday will get us to where we want to be. These days I’m so conscious that every small decision I make throughout my day will either get me closer or further away from my goals. And I want each day to count! Ask yourself before you do anything – is this getting me closer to my goals? Or is it going to make me have to work extra hard to reach them. Then make your decisions based on that. At work, at meal time, at the gym, with your family… everywhere.”

 

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Gabrielle Union says accepting surrogacy felt like surrendering to failure

 

 

Gabrielle Union is revealing the heartbreaking in the surrogacy journey in a powerful essay

In a recent essay published by TIME from Union’s new book, “You Got Anything Stronger?” the actor, 48, details her surrogacy experience after experiencing multiple losses.

“I had been through an adenomyosis diagnosis and more miscarriages than I could confidently count,” Union said, adding that her doctor said her best chance for a healthy baby was via surrogate. “I wanted the experience of being pregnant. To watch my body expand and shift to accommodate this miracle inside me.”

Union revealed that she also wanted to be pregnant after after being shamed severally.

Union revealed that her husbands previous relationships, including a baby with another woman in 2013, weighed heavily on her mind while making the decision to pursue surrogacy.

“I got the sense a lot of white families-to-be were more comfortable with brown people as surrogates—Latina and South Asian—who were often classified as ‘breeders,'” she wrote. “Now, I am Black, and I am used to hearing how people speak of women of color, but this was some Handmaid’s Tale sh-t.”

 

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