Nike was Founded on a Handshake

The internationally known sports brand Nike was founded by two Americans, namely Bill Bowerman a track and field coach, and Phil Knight, a middle-distance runner. Both are from Oregon.

The two were a match made in heaven. Bowerman was a running coach who was always tinkering anything to improve the running shoes for his runners. While Knight, was also a business graduate from Stanford University.

Initially, in 1964 they were just a distributor for a Japanese brand, Tiger. Both pledged 500$ each, shook hands and formed Blue Ribbon Sports. They ordered 300 pairs of Tiger shoes in January.

Nike founders

Since both of them had full-time jobs, they hired Jeff Johnson to run the fledging business for them. Johnson was also a runner himself.

The 1970s was the golden era of Blue Ribbon Sports. Johnson was a valuable asset for the company, he setup the mail-order system and the first retail store. He was the one who named their first product, Nike.

The Nike check logo, known worldwide as “Swoosh,” was designed by Carolyn Davidson, a graphic design student at Portland State University.

How adidas Got its Name?

I never really bothered how adidas (yep, small caps) got its name. I came to know this brand when I was probably 6 years old in the mid 1980s, it was so popular among adults back then.

Then I visited the adidas website recently, looking for the marketing department’s email, and while reading its short history, I discovered that the name “adidas” was actually the combination of the fist name and last name of its founder – Adi Dassler a german entrepreneur. Dassler’s full name is Adolf Dassler, so “Adi” is his nickname.

I love adidas for its durability.

adidas logo

When Fast Food Employees Play with Our Food

When fast food employees goes mental, and even brag about their misbehaviors by posting photos on the social medias such as Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

Taco Bell employee added unwanted extra liquid on a customers’ tacos.
Misbehaving Fast Food Employees

A Taco Bell worker licking a stack of tacos.
Misbehaving Fast Food Employees

A Subway employee posted a photo on his Instagram account of his froze urine. This guy indeed is the priest of weed.
Misbehaving Fast Food Employees

From the same priest of weed, he stick his penis on a Subway sandwich he is preparing. Although he denied that he was doing it in his home.
Misbehaving Fast Food Employees

In Russia, a hungry pizza delivery man ate the toppings of the pizza he is delivering to a customer, but he was caught by the camera inside the elevator .
Misbehaving Fast Food Employees

A Pizza Hut manager caught on camera urinating on the kitchen sink.
Misbehaving Fast Food Employees

Two of the three KFC employees taking a bath at the kitchen sink.
Misbehaving Fast Food Employees

A KFC employee licking on mashed potatoes.
Misbehaving Fast Food Employees

A Domino’s Pizza worker sticking a cheese into his nose and put them on the pizza.
Misbehaving Fast Food Employees

At the Burger King kitchen, an employee stomping on the salad with his shoes on. He must have cleaned those shoes before doing the despicable act.
Misbehaving Fast Food Employees

Hhhm, Burger King again. A smoking employee turned the kitchen sink into a bath tub.
Misbehaving Fast Food Employees

Wendy’s sundae are so delicious, that this worker could not help but do this.
Misbehaving Fast Food Employees

Meanwhile in Burger King in Japan, a very tired but smiling employee laying down on burger buns on the floor.
Misbehaving Fast Food Employees

Soccer Players are Ready for the New Adidas Boots

Herzogenaurach, Monday 12th May – No team has ever won the FIFA World Cup™ without giving it their all. It‘s about team work, togetherness, passion and whole nations uniting and coming together for a common cause. The FIFA World Cup™ is the pinnacle of any player’s career, it‘s where the best meet the very best and where icons are made. It‘s about pure devotion knowing that your actions will define history. And there is only one way to approach it – either you go hard or you go home. You stand or you fall. You unite or divide. It‘s black or white. It‘s all in or nothing.

With one month to go until the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, adidas today launched Battle Pack, the official footwear collection for the tournament.

adidas Battle Pack features a new boot from each of the five adidas boot ranges adizero™ f50, predator®, nitrocharge™, 11pro and adizero™ f50 Messi, each with its own disruptive black and white pattern to stand out on the pitch. Every boot has been designed with an aggressive identity and cutting edge technology. adidas Battle Pack will be worn on-field during the FIFA World Cup™ by the full roster of adidas players including Leo Messi and Oscar to Dani Alves and Luis Suarez.

messi,oscar,suarez,alves,ozil adidas

The black and white colourway is a visual representation of the adidas “all in or nothing” 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ campaign, with each boot exactly 50% white and 50% black. The only colour featuring on the boots is the fiery gold colours of the iconic three stripes of adidas, representing the ultimate reward of the FIFA World Cup trophy. The adizero™ f50 Messi is the only exception with an added blue and white colourway, inspired by the national colours of Leo Messi’s native Argentina.

adidas soccer football boots

The black and white patterns of the boots have been inspired by the warpaint of native warriors and the iconic pavement patterns of ancient Mesopotamia perfected on the Copacabana beach. The individual patterns are designed to express the attributes of each boot, as well as the attitude and abilities of the player type who wears them as they fight for victory – speed, bravery, control, energy and agility.

Markus Baumann, Senior VP for Global Football at adidas said: “For Battle Pack, we wanted the boots to be highly visible on pitch and stand out from the extreme range of colour everyone expects to see in Brazil. Our FIFA World Cup campaign is “all in or nothing” and this mindset is represented perfectly through the black and white colourway chosen for the boots. In addition, we wanted to pay homage to a unique Brazilian design and the powers associated with the boots and style of the players wearing them. They will help prepare our players for battle in Brazil, as they aim for glory.”

adidas shot 11 pro
The 11pro worn by Philipp Lahm and Frank Lampard retains the classic attributes that allow players to control the game.

The Battle Pack launch marks the next stage of the adidas “all in or nothing” 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ campaign. The tournament is the world’s largest single-sport event and the ultimate platform for the adidas state-of-the-art footwear. The most exciting professional players in the world will wear the new adidas Battle Pack boots on-field for the first time during the 2014 UEFA Champions League Final in Lisbon and during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. The Messi f50, f50 and Predator Battlepack boots will be available to purchase from Monday 26th May at leading adidas and sports stores in the Philippines.

For further information please visit adidas.com/worldcup or go to facebook.com/adidas.

“Boko Haram” meaning

Boko – book
Haram – forbidden or proscribed by Islamic law

So it could mean “forbidden book”.

Boko Haram is not “Western Education is a sin”. CNN’s Christiane Amanpour even mentioned it in her program. That’s what we get when our source for information is Wikipedia.

Although, Wikipedia changed it now.

Forever Blue, Forever Chelsea

adidas and Chelsea Football Club Launch 2014/15 Home Kit and Immortalise Players’ Special Moments Forever

London, 4th April 2014 – Introducing “Forever Blue”, the new campaign from adidas and Chelsea Football Club designed to launch the new home kit for the 2014/15 season. Chelsea Football Club and adidas are delighted to unveil the new home kit for the 2014/15 season.
The launch is accompanied by an exciting new campaign, ‘Forever Blue’, featuring a stunning video in which five Chelsea players are captured in their favourite Chelsea moment and immortalised in unique sculptures.

Chelsea soccer jersey

Narrated by manager, Jose Mourinho, the video references iconic goals, saves and celebrations that will live long in the memory. It features Petr Cech’s penalty save from Bayern Munich’s Bastian Schweinsteiger which set up our first Champions League success in 2012, Fernando Torres’s opening goal against Benfica in last season’s Europa League final, Gary Cahill’s volleyed strike against Spurs, Oscar’s wonder goal against Juventus and most recently Eden Hazard’s hat-trick against Newcastle in the Premier League.

The campaign, which follows on from last year’s memorable “It’s Blue. What else matters?” imagery, sees the players eventually breaking free from their sculptures to reveal the new kit for the 2014/15 season, ready to create many more moments that will be Forever Blue.

The new shirt is designed using engineered fabric showing contrasting blue tones on the front panel, including a two-tone striped design, and also includes the latest premium adidas technologies such as the industry-leading breathable material – ClimaCool. The design takes inspiration from club kits in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Chelsea FC Chief Executive Ron Gourlay said: ‘We are very proud to have once again worked with adidas to deliver a standout campaign to launch our new home kit for the 2014/15 season. The creative theme of “Forever Blue” and capturing those memorable moments that will live in the minds of our players and fans is a great way to bring the new kit to life.’

Petr Cech added: ‘The players all love to get involved in these campaigns and the idea of being “Forever Blue” is something that everyone at the club can relate to, as we all have our own unique memories from our careers. I know that my moment in the Champions League final will stay with me forever and I am excited to see that my sculpture will help me share that moment with the fans.’

Adidas Brand Director, Nick Craggs comments on the new launch:
“Chelsea Football Club is steeped in history. History is made with every goal, assist, tackle and clean sheet. The players at the club are adding new chapters to the history of the Premier League every week. Working with the players and identifying their moments over recent years in adidas shirts, we have managed to create a compelling campaign that will remain with the club forever.
“It is not just about wearing the shirt; it’s what you do in the shirt. For the fans. For the team. For the colour and for the future.”

The new kit will be available in the Philippines at leading adidas and Bootcamp stores on April 30.

For more information on adidas football, please visit www.facebook.com/adidas
About adidas
adidas is a global designer, developer and marketer of athletic footwear, apparel and accessories with the mission to be the leading sports brand in the world. Brand adidas is part of the adidas Group, a corporation that includes brands such as Reebok, TaylorMade and Rockport.

About Chelsea Football Club
Chelsea Football Club is one of the world’s top football clubs. UEFA Champions League winners in 2012, Chelsea FC followed that success by lifting the UEFA Europa League trophy in 2013. Founded in 1905, Chelsea is London’s most central football club, based at the iconic 42,000-capacity Stamford Bridge stadium.

Nicknamed ‘The Blues’, Chelsea are three-time English Premier League champions and have also lifted the FA Cup seven times, the Football League Cup four times, the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup twice, the UEFA Super Cup once and the Football League Championship once, in 1955. The Europa League triumph saw Chelsea become the first English club to win all three major UEFA competitions, and the first club ever to hold both the Champions League and Europa League at the same time.

Additionally, the Chelsea Foundation boasts one of the most extensive community initiatives in sport, working in 29 countries around the world, helping improve the lives of more than 700,000 children and young people each year.

What is Tokophobia?

Tokophobia is the fear of pregnancy.

According to National Center for Biotechnology Information of the United States, “Tokophobia is a pathological fear of pregnancy and can lead to avoidance of childbirth.”

It has two classifications, primary or secondary.

Primary is morbid fear of childbirth in a woman, who has no previous experience of pregnancy. Secondary is morbid fear of childbirth developing after a traumatic obstetric event in a previous pregnancy. A case of tokophobia with depression who responded to fluoxetine is being described.

Names banned in Saudi Arabia

The following names below are banned in Saudi Arabia.

Malaak (angel)
Abdul Aati
Abdul Naser
Abdul Musleh
Nabi (prophet)
Nabiyya (female prophet)
Amir (prince)
Sumuw (highness)
Al Mamlaka (the kingdom)
Malika (queen)
Mamlaka (kingdom)
Tabarak (blessed)
Nardeen
Maya
Linda
Randa
Basmala (utterance of the name of God)
Taline
Aram
Nareej
Rital
Alice
Sandy
Rama (Hindu god)
Maline
Elaine
Inar
Maliktina
Lareen
Kibrial
Lauren
Binyamin (Arabic for Benjamin)
Naris
Yara
Sitav
Loland
Tilaj
Barrah
Abdul Nabi
Abdul Rasool
Jibreel (angel Gabriel)
Abdul Mu’een
Abrar
Iman
Bayan
Baseel
Wireelam

Inspiring photos of 6 Celebrities Who lost Weight

Jonah Hill, the Superbad actor lost 50 pounds.
celebrities who lost weight

Jennifer Hudson lost 80 pounds.
celebrities who lost weight

John Goodman has lost over 100 pounds.
celebrities who lost weight

Michael Moore, the director and producer of Fahrenheit 9/11 lost almost 70 pounds.
celebrities who lost weight

Drew Carey lost nearly 80 pounds in a span of two years.
celebrities who lost weight

The Green Hornet star Seth Rogen lost almost 40 pounds.
celebrities who lost weight

Iran’s Largest Lake is Drying up

Lake Oroumieh or known by the locals as Urmia, is a saltwater lake located in northwest Iran. It is considered to be the sixth largest saltwater lake on earth.

Basic information:
Old name: Lake Matiene
Location coordinates: 37°42′N 45°19′E
Maximum length: 140 km (87 mi)
Maximum width: 55 km (34 mi)
Area: 5,200 square km

Today the lake is 80% dry, and by estimation it could totally disappear in two years.

Possible causes:
1. Climate change
2. Expanded irrigation for nearby farms.
3. Damming of rivers that supply water into the lake.

Microsoft Windows Keyboard Shortcut Keys

This keyboard shortcut tips works in all Windows OS (from Windows 95 up to the latest Windows 8 and beyond), unless Microsoft makes major changes in the future.

1. CTRL+C (Copy)
2. CTRL+X (Cut)
3. CTRL+V (Paste)
4. CTRL+Z (Undo)
5. DELETE (Delete)
6. SHIFT+DELETE (Delete the selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin)
7. CTRL while dragging an item (Copy the selected item)
8. CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item (Create a shortcut to the selected item)
9. F2 key (Rename the selected item)
10. CTRL+RIGHT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word)
11. CTRL+LEFT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word)
12. CTRL+DOWN ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph)
13. CTRL+UP ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph)
14. CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Highlight a block of text)
SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in a document)
15. CTRL+A (Select all)
16. F3 key (Search for a file or a folder)
17. ALT+ENTER (View the properties for the selected item)
18. ALT+F4 (Close the active item, or quit the active program)
19. ALT+ENTER (Display the properties of the selected object)
20. ALT+SPACEBAR (Open the shortcut menu for the active window)
21. CTRL+F4 (Close the active document in programs that enable you to have multiple documents opensimultaneously)
22. ALT+TAB (Switch between the open items)
23. ALT+ESC (Cycle through items in the order that they had been opened)
24. F6 key (Cycle through the screen elements in a window or on the desktop)
25. F4 key (Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
26. SHIFT+F10 (Display the shortcut menu for the selected item)
27. ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the System menu for the active window)
28. CTRL+ESC (Display the Start menu)
29. ALT+Underlined letter in a menu name (Display the corresponding menu) Underlined letter in a command name on an open menu (Perform the corresponding command)
30. F10 key (Activate the menu bar in the active program)
31. RIGHT ARROW (Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu)
32. LEFT ARROW (Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu)
33. F5 key (Update the active window)
34. BACKSPACE (View the folder onelevel up in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
35. ESC (Cancel the current task)
36. SHIFT when you insert a CD-ROMinto the CD-ROM drive (Prevent the CD-ROM from automatically playing)
37. Windows key + D minimizes all windows of running programs.