Residents of Foquelleh in Panta District in Bong County were said to have been in unbelievable shock when a two-month-old baby, identified by family members as Smith Freeman, Tuesday, September 23, morning grew into a full grown man and escaped into the bush with his mother’s lappa.According to the mother of the child, Lorpu Kollie, 16, on Tuesday she and the child were on their way to the farm when the child on her back tied in lappa spoke to her and told her to put him down.She told the Daily Observer that as they approached the crossroad, the child repeated his call on the mother to untie her lappa and put him down. As soon as she put the baby down, she continued, the two-month-old boy instantaneously began to grow into a full grown man!Lorpu Kollie narrated that the child informed her that he (the child) was on his way back home since his grandmother, Lorpu Kollie’s mother, was in the constant practice of raining insult at him. He even threatened bring incense and garlic into the home.“This was my first time seeing a two-month-old baby talking so clearly like a five year old child,” Lopu Kollie explained through a mobile phone interview with our reporter.She told the Daily Observer the baby who grew into man immediately took away her lappa and made his way with it into the bush.The 16-year-old mother intoned that she had earlier had dreams of her son where they both went into a town and entered a house without doors but they leaned on the house and found their way in as instructed by her son, Smith Freeman.She explained that in the dream, her son was the one serving guests with the food and her son emphatically warned her not to dare telling the dream to anyone. But according to her, she revealed the dream to her mother, Gormah Kollie.Lorpu Kollie was swift to tell this newspaper that Smith Freeman did not have any scar or deformity on his body that could convince community dwellers that the baby was somehow belonging to the dark world.“The boy told me that he was going back home because my mother had threatened to bring incense into the house. He said the grandmother told him she had the power to drive away any witch craft, Lorpu Kollie told this reporter.Speaking earlier to this newspaper, the father of the baby, Watson Freeman said since his girlfriend, Lorpu Kollie conceived, she complained of body and other related pains until she finally gave birth.Watson Freeman described the mysterious disappearance of his son as incredible and mind-blowing, saying he did not experience any apprehension about him being beyond being a normal human being.For his part, the grandfather of the baby, Jerome Kowan, said the unexplained vanishing of two-month-old Smith Freeman is the handiwork of the dark world.He maintained that the situation could stigmatize his daughter and drive away any man who may wish to take her as a future wife.Meanwhile, traditional leaders in the area have commenced a traditional investigation into the situation and advised people who made farms in the direction to which the baby escaped to stay away for a couple of days and observe.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Chinese Embassy to Guyana on Thursday evening bid farewell to 20 Guyanese who will soon head to further pursue their education in China while at the same time, it welcomed the returning students.Permanent Secretary of the Department of Public Service, Karen Vansluytman-Corbin (pink jacket), Director of the Department of International Cooperation, Forbes July, Student affairs official, Tanza McAlmont, Chinese Ambassador to Guyana HE Cui Jianchun and his wife, and Deputy Chief of the Chinese Embassy Chen Xilai (third from right) along with returned and outgoing students and other representatives of the embassy and PSM staffIn creating a more diversely trained public service ready to contribute to Guyana’s development, the scholarship awardees who were selected out of over 1000 applicants will now have the opportunity to study in a Chinese renowned university of their choice, in several provinces across China in various fields including medicine, engineering and several social sciences.The students, who will study for a two-year period would have completed studies at the University of Guyana and graduated at the top of their classes.The scholarships form part of the People’s Republic of China and the Cooperative Republic of Guyana’s continued bilateral support in all areas, ranging from trade to infrastructure to education.Permanent Secretary of the Department of Public Service, Karen Vansluytman-Corbin reiterated the Department’s commitment to ensuring Guyanese students have access to a range of educational opportunities.“We believe that training is the essence of transformation and is essential for the development of Guyana’s human capital… training continues to be pivotal and necessary in order for the public service to achieve its developmental objectives,” she noted.In his feature remarks, Counsellor and Deputy Chief of Mission, Chen Xilai encouraged the outgoing students to make the most of the opportunity provided to them while challenging the returning students to invest in Guyana. Xilai noted that the Chinese Government places significant focus on education.“The Chinese people attaches great importance to education and each year’s billions of dollars goes to education, in 2018, the Government’s expenditure in education accounts for about 4 per cent of the total GDP. Upon the strong support of Government, the Private Sector and stakeholders, many Chinese universities have become well known internationally and are playing very important roles in China’s national development” Xilai stated.The Deputy Chief of Missions congratulated the students, noting that their accomplishment is no small feat.“Congratulations! For this year, 10 million high school students took part in this year’s national university entrance examinations and less than 10 per cent of them can be accepted by the top universities that you are going to study,” Xilai said.Navindra Persaud, one of the outgoing students, expressed his gratitude to the Chinese Embassy for granting him the scholarship.However, returning student Serena Rambarran, a clinical medicine graduate from the Nanchang University in China, shared her experience.“We accomplished what once seemed impossible. We formed the Guyana-China Students Association. Our vision is to deploy the skills obtained through mutual learning within the Association to contribute to the development of Guyana while bridging the gap between past, present and future Guyanese students…we formed lasting friendships and we enjoyed the Chinese cuisine, our time was a great one” Rambarran expressed.Upon their return, the students will serve in the public sector in fields specifically related to their areas of study.
Two recent efforts to promote wide usage of a dollar coin proved unsuccessful. A dollar coin first minted in 1979 shows feminist Susan B. Anthony on the front. Then, in 2000, came one featuring Sacagawea, the Shoshone Indian who helped guide the Lewis and Clark expedition. The latest dollar coin will bear Washington’s image, followed later this year by ones showing John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. A different president will appear on the golden dollar coins every three months. The series of coins will depict four different presidents per year, in the order they served. Congress voted to create the new dollar coin, betting that this series would be more popular than its recent predecessors. The Susan B. Anthony dollar put the image of the feminist activist on a small silver coin that looked a lot like a quarter. The U.S Mint was left with millions of unused coins. WASHINGTON – Maybe Susan B. Anthony and Sacagawea should not take public rejection personally. It’s not easy overcoming people’s indifference to dollar coins, even those honoring such historic figures. An AP-Ipsos poll found that three-fourths of people surveyed oppose replacing the dollar bill, featuring George Washington, with a dollar coin. People are split evenly on the idea of having both a dollar bill and a dollar coin. A new version of the coin, paying tribute to American presidents, will go into general circulation Thursday. Even though doing away with the bill could save hundreds of millions of dollars each year in printing costs, there is no plan to scrap the bill in favor of the more durable coin. “I really don’t see any use for it,” Larry Ashbaugh, a retiree from Bristolville, Ohio, said of the dollar coin. “We tried it before. It didn’t fly.” As for the Sacagawea dollar, gold in color, millions of the coins also piled up in bank vaults for the same reason: lack of demand. People say they just prefer the traditional greenback. “The dollar bill is lighter, takes up less space in a clutch or a man’s wallet, and paper money counts easier and stacks up easier than metallic coins,” said Nena Wise of York, Pa. People have strong feelings about money, even the penny. A congressional effort to reduce the need for the penny failed even though it costs more to produce the copper-colored coin than the coin is worth. When people were asked whether the penny should be eliminated, 71 percent said no, according to a poll of 1,000 adults conducted Nov. 28-30. Some fear that getting rid of the penny will cause product prices to be rounded up by the nearest nickel, perhaps increasing inflation. In other poll findings, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.: 53 percent said they carry loose change collected during the day for future purchases. 42 percent put their loose change into a jar each day. 48 percent said they use cash for purchases under $10. 28 percent said they usually use cash in such cases, but sometimes use credit or debit cards.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Sherman Oaks Dream of crooks Re “Crooked take on American dream” (May 14): The Grigoryan family moves from the Ukraine to the United States in order to escape religious and ethnic persecution. Once here, members of the family defraud the American taxpayers out of $20 million. Yet one of their attorneys, Jerry Mooney, states that it is not their fault because they came out of a culture in which they had to “beat the system and the government in order to succeed and because corruption was the order of the day.” What a crock! These people are straightforward crooks and thieves. Millions of immigrants come to our country because they realize that if they work hard and are honest, decent people, they will have a much better chance for success here than in their home countries. It is the ungrateful few, like the Grigoryan family, who give immigrants a bad name. Re “Mayor’s 4 LAUSD allies unite” (May 17): Every politician who is slapping himself or herself on the back, celebrating a job well done, needs to wake up. Fuentes won with little more than 5 percent of the 112,000 registered voters in his district, and Galatzan can boast about a few percentage points more. And they spent an obscene amount of money to get those votes. Mayor Villaraigosa and his Partnership for Better Schools that funded Galatzan’s campaign ran a one-term LAUSD board member out of office by convincing the voters that he was the sole cause of three decades of ills that plague the Los Angeles Unified School District. Money won this election, not individuals. – Donna Connolly – Mark Steele Woodland Hills Animals in zoos Re “Ruby eases into retirement” (May 16): The Daily News online poll showed that 67 percent favored elephants in zoos and 33 percent opposed it. The reason that I feel strongly about elephants being kept in zoos and in more spacious environments, as well as ultimately being retired to elephant sanctuaries, is because zoos nowadays are involved in conservation and education, as well as animal-behavior observations and recreation for the public. Since I have become a docent at the zoo, I have observed great love and concern for our animals by the keepers, curators and veterinarians. Having elephants and other species of animals at the zoo raises the public awareness of the fragility of wild animals throughout the world and of our role in the preservation of the animals, both in the wild and in zoos. – Denise McCrory Riley Manhattan Beach A beautiful thing Re “Ruby eases into retirement” (May 16): Dana Bartholomew’s wonderful article on Ruby the elephant brought tears to my eyes. I, along with many other caring people, wrote numerous letters to various officials to plead for Ruby’s release to the PAWS Sanctuary. It’s a beautiful thing to see her deliverance finally happen. We need to continue to work toward providing a better life for all enslaved elephants in zoos, circuses and wherever else they may be held captive. – John Lappen Ojai Darren Russell Re “An anguished quest” (May 6): Thank you very much for your article about Darren Russell. Darren was one of my best friends, and I met him at San Diego State University many years ago when we were in school together. Darren was a very kind and giving soul. It is a horrible tragedy – how he was murdered in China. The fact that not only the Chinese government is covering up his murder, but the American government is doing so as well, is disgraceful and adds insult to grievous injury. Something must be done about this grave injustice. By printing the story about him and his mother Maxine’s quest for the truth, you have helped their cause greatly. – Bob Osborne San Diego Good deeds punished Re “An anguished quest” (May 6): What a heartbreaking situation! It reads so like a murder mystery that I thought the story could be the basis for a movie. When my beloved husband and I were in China in 1982 as part of a tour, I came across a number of young people who were eager to talk to me as they wanted to practice their English. Now, here is a person who goes to China to teach English and ends up dead. It seems that no good deed goes unpunished. I don’t generally write to newspapers, but I feel that by doing nothing I’d be no better than all those who seem to be ignoring the pleas of Darren Russell’s parents for justice in regard to finding the truth about the murder of their beloved son. – Rose Engel Sherman Oaks Matter of State Re “An anguished quest” (May 6): I am writing regarding your article about Darren Russell’s murder in China. I was inspired by your story about Darren’s life and saddened by the loss of him and his contribution to the world. I also feel incensed at the State Department’s lack of investigation and its failure to warn other Americans, especially those willing to teach in China, of the very real danger in China. Is there some way to incite action on the part of the State Department? – Krys Osborne Santa Monica Rattling the plates Re “Jury pool reminded to take plunge” (May 15): Why are each of the 16 van delivery drivers for the 50 L.A. County court facilities being paid about $40,000 per year? It is way too much for a position basically requiring but a standard state driver’s license and ability to read a street map. My false teeth rattle when thinking of what the county must pay its heavy-duty equipment operators! – Everett P. Harrington Glendale Freeway chases Maybe the French can train us on freeway chases. I visited my cousin in France. We were on the freeway when suddenly two highway patrol officers passed us at high speed. They are called the black devils. My cousin said, “They are after somebody. It will take not more than 15 minutes.” What they do is pass a few cars and then bring the whole freeway to a halt. The suspect can’t flee, and the suspect is caught by backup. Of course, we love the sensation of hours and 10 police cars after a suspect. It looks so stupid. – Robert C. Paul Woodland Hills Legal immigrants Re “Immigration reform starts anew” (May 16): I keep hearing about the proposed new immigration law to deal with workers who came here illegally. But what about all the people who crossed our borders legally and who also want to become American citizens? Please tell me what Congress plans to do with them. – R.J. Johnson North Hollywood Chief Bratton I suspect that Willy Bratton will be confirmed for his second stint as police chief of L.A.. By his words and actions since May 1, he has proven himself to be the kind of no-class bureaucrat that L.A. seems to love and attract. What a terrible shame. The men and women of the Los Angeles Police Department deserve so much better. It’s really sad that he couldn’t do the right thing and stand up for his officers. – Bill Insley Canyon Country Museum funding One of the big reasons the Children’s Museum gets no donations from the Valley is because most of us do not consider it to be in the Valley. The Valley center is in Van Nuys, and all the donation prospects are south and west of that. It’s also pretty dumb to put a museum in Sylmar for L.A. children from San Pedro to Venice to East L.A. to Chatsworth. Just look at a map! Didn’t it sink in that moving the Valley Fair to Hansen Dam in Sylmar reduced attendance? – Jacque Lamishaw Winnetka160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Nigeria will visit the Seychelles on September 7, looking to bounce back from their opening Group E defeat by South Africa.Seychelles were thrashed 5-1 by Libya in their first game.Former Chelsea midfielder Mikel, who now plays for Tianjin TEDA in China, has been excused from the team after only recently recovering from injury, but strikers Odion Ighalo and Ahmed Musa are in the squad.Galatasaray forward Henry Onyekuru and Ola Aina have been recalled, while Kelechi Nwakali, new Bordeaux signing Samuel Kalu and Jamilu Collins are fresh call-ups.Both Onyekuru and Aina, who is on loan at Torino from Chelsea, did not make the squad for the World Cup, where Nigeria were knocked out by a dramatic 2-1 loss to Argentina.Nigeria squad: Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Deportivo La Coruna/ESP), Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United/RSA), Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba)Defenders: William Troost-Ekong (Udinese/ITA), Leon Balogun (Brighton/ENG), Jamiu Collins (SC Paderborn/GER), Bryan Idowu (Lokomotiv Moscow/RUS), Chidozie Awaziem (FC Porto/POR), Ola Aina (Torino/ITA), Semi Ajayi (Rotherham United/ENG), Kenneth Omeruo (Leganes/ESP)Midfielders: John Ogu (Hapoel Beer Sheva/ISR), Oghenekaro Etebo (Stoke/ENG), Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor/TUR), Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester/ENG), Joel Obi (Chievo/ITA), Kelechi Nwakali (FC Porto/POR)Forwards: Alex Iwobi (Arsenal/ENG), Ahmed Musa (Al-Nassr/KSA), Samuel Kalu (Bordeaux/FRA), Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester/ENG), Odion Ighalo (Changchun Yatai/CHN), Henry Onyekuru (Galatasary/TUR), Simeon Nwankwo (Crotone/ITA)0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Nigeria midfielder John Obi Mikel to miss AFCON Qualifier clashABUJA, Nigeria, Aug 24 – Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel will miss his side’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Seychelles next month, but coach Gernot Rohr still named 16 World Cup players in his squad on Friday.Chelsea star Victor Moses retired from international football after the Super Eagles’ group-stage elimination from the World Cup in Russia, although Arsenal winger Alex Iwobi and Leicester pair Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho are available.
0Shares0000Midfielder Scott McTominay “will be a big player for Manchester United” said team-mate Nemanja Matic © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 28 – Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic is predicting a bright future for the “amazing” Scott McTominay, who has forced his way into Jose Mourinho’s first team despite fierce competition for places.McTominay’s selection ahead of club-record signing Paul Pogba for last week’s Champions League clash at Sevilla underlined Mourinho’s trust in the player and he was also handed a starting role in Sunday’s 2-1 comeback win against Chelsea. The 21-year-old’s performances have seen him shortlisted alongside David De Gea and Romelu Lukaku for United’s player of the month award, as well as earning admiration from team-mates.“He is amazing,” Matic said after United’s victory against Chelsea, when McTominay made just the 10th competitive start of his career.“He is 21 and to play like that and control the game like that is impressive. He will be a big player for Manchester United.“I like him because he is a very nice guy and he doesn’t have a problem to ask before the game something and I am always there to help him.“When I came to Manchester I saw within a few days he would become a top player.”McTominay’s rise could lead to an international tug of war between England and Scotland. He has not represented either nation at any level.A late developer who has rocketed to 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 metres)in recent years, the midfielder has retained his ability on the ball and has impressed team-mates such as Chris Smalling from the outset.“He’s been training with us for quite a while, even last season,” the United defender said. “But he’s been sort of thrust into some big games, be it Seville or here, and he’s not phased.“You can see him crunching into tackles and that’s what we do in training. He goes through people. It’s good that he’s stepped up to his mark.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Finn Harps have confirmed the signing of former Derry City and Kilmarnock player Caoimhin Bonner.The club confirmed that international clearance has been received for Bonner who will be available for selection for the remainder of the 2014 season.Harps manager Ollie Horgan said: “I am happy Caoimhin has agreed to sign for us because he has shown he has the qualities required to become a League of Ireland player. “He has previously played at both centre back and fullback so he offer us another option. Caoimhin has just turned 21, so if he buys into the standards we expect here, he can fulfil his undoubted potential at Finn Harps.” HARPS CONFIRM SIGNING OF BONNER was last modified: April 7th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
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Poaching has almost wiped out abalone along South Africa’s coast, but a research project is showing a viable way to build a commercial farm and save wild populations – as well as provide jobs and economic growth.Seeding abalone beds in the Eastern Cape. (Image: Rhodes University)Sulaiman PhilipThe demand for abalone, or white gold, has devastated natural stocks of the delicacy along South Africa’s south and east coasts. In the Western Cape, overfishing and poaching are beginning to have the same effect on that region’s perlemoen, as abalone is known locally.A new research study being conducted by a team from the universities of Fort Hare and Rhodes, as well as Nelson Mandela University and commercial fisheries, hopes to find ways to restock natural populations and produce abalone for the export market.The team is headed by Professor Peter Britz of Rhodes, former head of the International Abalone Association. The project is looking at restoring natural stocks and researching the viability of abalone aquaculture projects.It began in earnest in 2014, when rights were granted to black-owned fish company Ulwandle Fishing. Andrew Witte, researcher and doctoral candidate, explains: “The purpose of the rights and permits are to encourage the establishment and development of a sustainable fisheries industry as well as drive community upliftment and ensure the health and protection of reef systems along the South African coast.”Preliminary research began two years earlier, however, when researchers assessed the habitat and population status of the abalone beds in Cape Recife, Port Elizabeth. They released abalone into research plots before the project’s 2014 start. As Witte explains, the plots grew into a commercial seeding pilot project. “The focus now is on the dispersion and migration of seeded abalone and the goal is the establishment of the first stages of a harvesting programme. More than 170 heavily poached and depleted plots along reefs in Port Elizabeth have been seeded with 30 tons of abalone, which translates into 1.7 million abalone.”Commercial farmingThe commercial beds are protected by a private security company, the South African Police Service and a team from the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. In the short time the project has been running, says Witte, it has “reduced poaching and promotes sustainable resource use and benefits for coastal communities. The farm also employs more than 160 people.”It is hoped that a sustainable fishery will grow the local economy and create jobs. Profitability of commercial aquaculture will depend on the survival, growth and migration of the stock being released, and this is the focus of the research.Britz points out that 50% of the spats (baby perlemoen) released in the Cape Recife project have survived, “which shows it is a viable way to build a commercial farm and save wild populations. For farming to be profitable research is important.”Fifty percent of spats, or baby perlemoen, released in the Cape Recife project have survived. (Image: Rhodes University)According to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) aquaculture has the potential to contribute to economic activity, poverty reduction, empowerment and employment in South Africa’s coastal and inand communities.The Cape Recife research is contributing to the restocking of collapsed abalone communities. It is also responsible for the growth of the area’s economy. In addition, it is increasing the number of marine researchers who will go on to make a difference in conservation and sustainability.The marketIn 2014 alone, 1,115 metric tons of abalone was exported, mostly to China. A large percentage of this was poached. The economic value of this market led to the government, through its Operation Phakisa: Ocean Economy initiative, to fund the research.Funding has been released through the Department of Trade and Industry’s flagship research and development fund, the Technology and Human Resources for Industry Programme (THRIP). The government believes that the ocean economy can contribute R177-billion to the gross domestic product and create one million jobs by 2033.The South African abalone aquaculture industry is worth R355-million a year. South African abalone – Haliotis midae – is one of the three most sought-after species. Britz believes that about 3,000 tons of poached perlemoen has been shipped out of the country over the past few years. “Because of the demand, canned perlemoen from South Africa can be sold for top prices – $75-$105 a kilo (R986-R1,380) deshelled in cans.”Thanks in part to the kind of research being done by the professor and his team, South Africa is reaping the benefits through a growing legal harvesting industry. “The result today is a buoyant perlemoen farming industry and a canned product which is selling like hot cakes, creating jobs in an area where they were haemorrhaging after the wild fishery had to be closed, and even raising the possibility of reseeding devastated reefs.”Poaching is organised crimeA 2012 trial in Port Elizabeth revealed just how well organised and funded poaching syndicates were.At the time, there were estimated to be up to 300 abalone divers in the Eastern Cape, and for most them poaching was their ony source of income. South African Defence intelligence put the number of people involved in poaching across the country at the time at 1,500, including drivers, lookouts and runners.At the time, while availability was still high, divers could make up to R54,000 per expedition. It was not uncommon for boats to carry as many as 10 divers per trip, who averaged six dives per month. Rhodes researchers Britz and Dr Serge Raemaker estimated that there were at least 50 boats being used in poaching operations in the province.In a report used by the prosecution, Raemaker and Britz interviewed poachers, conservationists and law enforcement and found that in 2005, syndicates spent R32-million on boats and 4x4s to begin the plunder of rich perlemoen fields discovered five years earlier.The report concluded that Port Elizabeth’s perlemoen resources resulted in “a large illegal and highly organised network developed from the urban centre of Port Elizabeth systematically [targeting] perlemoen reefs across the entire Eastern Cape for transport inland and export to the Far East”.The prosecutor in the case, Martin le Roux, told the court ahead of sentencing: “This is not a case about perlemoen; it is about organised crime. About racketeering.”Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
For the women of today, youthful skin is not only about the “glow” but also about firm, supple skin and a perfectly sculpted face. With hundreds of celebrities sporting the contoured look, it’s no wonder that modern women want to achieve the look. Traditionally the face is imagined as a triangle, often referred to as the “ageing triangle”.Also read: Ladies, struggling with dark spots on the face? This could be the reason! A youthful face has the base of the triangle on the cheeks and the apex is on the chin. As we age, due to effects of gravity and the subtle changes in the teeth and bone structure of the jaws, the facial muscles and skin sag–and the triangle reverses. The base is now the chin and the apex moves to the nose.Also read: Skin talk: Here’s how you can restore that youthful look To keep looking young, the “youthful triangle” should be maintained. So how do you do that? Certain smart moves, daily care and some great skincare products can help you get back that lost glow.Baby bird: This gives you a firm chin, jawline and neck. Stand or sit with your back straight and tilt your head up, looking at the ceiling. Drop your jaw and close it, feeling the stretch in your neck and below your chin. Repeat five times. Tilt your head to the right and repeat the exercise for five more repetitions before tilting your head to the left for a final five repetitions.Fish face: Tighten and tone the jaw and chin with the “fish-face” pose. Pucker your lips and then suck in your cheeks. Hold the pose for a count of 20; release and then repeat for 5 times. Or hold your face like this for as long as you can and whenever you can.Kiss the ceiling: This exercise works the jaw and neck and can be done standing or sitting. Hold your arms at your sides, tilt your head back slightly and pucker your lips, as if trying to “kiss” the ceiling. Hold for 10 seconds, then release. Repeat 5 times.Head raises: These help firm up and tone neck and chin. Stand or sit in a straight-back chair while looking directly ahead of you. Slowly and gently tilt your head back as far as possible. Hold the position for a count of five before returning to the starting position. Repeat 10 to 15 times daily.Tongue reach: This is a yoga exercise for the neck. It firms and tones the chin. Stick out your tongue, and say “Ahhh”. Hold your tongue out while keeping the rest of your face relaxed. Hold for 60 seconds and repeat 5 times.A workout benefits the skin as well as the body and mind. There’s a huge difference in skin radiance between a woman who works out or walks regularly and one who doesn’t.advertisement