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TRANSFER WINDOW IS CLOSED

I wanted to make this post to make one thing clear: FSG did all they could. And you will say “not really. Every player has a price.”


And I will go “yes you are right. Every player does. Coutinho has a price of £120million but he’s still a Liverpool player. Lemar had a price of £92million that Arsenal were ready to pay and Monaco were ready to accept but Lemar refused to leave. VVD had a price of £75million that Liverpool were ready to pay and VVD was ready to leave but Southampton were not willing to sell.”


Every player has a price but the price isn’t the only thing weighing in on the situation. So before we bring our pitchforks out and demand FSGs head, take a minute to appreciate what they did.


Southampton are already preparing for VVDs departure in January. And did we really need to spend £92million on Lemar when we are already stacked in that position and Coutinho has gone nowhere?


Yes it wasn’t the best transfer window, but there were a lot of positives. Let’s take time to appreciate that and hope that in the future FSG better themselves and we get the targets we want.

‘DOCTOR STRANGE’ OVER-PERFORMS AT DOMESTIC BOX OFFICE!

‘Doctor Strange’ has managed an $85million opening weekend in the US, way above the $55-75million it was projected to earn. That means the movie took the number one spot at the box office, making it Marvel’s 14th consecutive number one movie!

March 7, 2016 entry: To celebrate Zootopia’s great opening weekend, the studio got together and we had a toast with the directors, Andrew Millstein, and Lasseter. It was in the morning so we used orange juice. Spiked orange juice. Except mine was just normal orange juice. With all of today’s activities I hardly got any work done! #studiomomentsatdisney #zootopia #zootopiacrew #celebrate #nickwilde #judyhopps #animation #75million

‘DOCTOR STRANGE’ TRACKING UP TO $75MILLION US OPENING WEEKEND!

Early trackings place the movie between $60-75million. The last non-sequel movie from Marvel, Ant-man, opened with $57million and went on to make over $500million worldwide, so Marvel are definitely on track for another hit. These are early estimates and are expected to change as we near the release date and reviews are released!

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Has ACTUALLY Made A Difference

If you cast your minds back to 2014 you’ll probably remember one particular fad dominating the Internet: The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

It felt like not an hour would go by without another celebrity uploading another video of themselves being doused in ice cold water in a bid to raise money for charity, with many cynics blasting the trend as ‘slacktivism’ at its finest.

However, it has now been reported that profit from the viral challenge has helped to fund a major breakthrough in research into Motor Neurone Disease.

Take that, haters.

At its peak, the Ice Bucket Challenge raised as much as £75million in one month as celebrities from Kim Kardashian to Leonardo DiCaprio to One Direction took part in the craze, with Matt Damon even going so far as to dunk a bucket full of toilet water over his head in a bid to highlight the importance of not wasting water.

Now Project MinE, a campaign funded mostly through the Ice Bucket donations to the ALS association, have announced the discovery of a new gene, NEK1, which is linked to the disease - opening the doors for potential new treatment.

According to Nature Genetics, NEK1 is now among the most common genes to contribute to Motor Neurone Disease and scientists now have a new target for therapy development.

Lucie Bruijin explained: “The discovery of the NEK1 highlights the value of 'big data’ in ALS research.

"The sophisticated gene analysis that led to this finding was only possible because of the large number of ALS samples available.

"The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge enabled The ALS Association to invest in Project MinE’s work to create large biorepositories of ALS biosamples that are designed to allow exactly this kind of research and to produce exactly this kind of result.”

In short, maybe next time we shouldn’t scoff and complain when something is going viral for the greater good, eh?

291 ➔ 261 ➔ 231 

Because sometimes I forget where I started and where I’ve been, and even forget where I’m at with this whole journey. I was looking back through some of my old posts on this blog, trying to remind myself that I can do this.

Losing weight has not been easy for me, and it hasn’t been linear- or perfect but I used to be so motivated about the whole process. I’m not sure where I lost it. I don’t know when it started to fade away but I do know that I want to bring it back. I want to get back to it. Feeling like i’m stalling out, that I’ve been stalling out this whole year has not been a great feeling. Life get’s life-y and it’s hard to try and focus on myself when I have 75million other things happening around me and requiring my attention. 

But I’ve come so far, and I feel like I’ve improved so much. There’s still work to be done though. I want to keep going. I want to keep getting better. And I’m going to do just that. 

I need to blog more. I need to do weekly weigh ins again and do better meal preps. I need to find time to workout in between school and my two-jobs. It’s not going to be easy but it’ll be worth it.