Where Women's Religious Attire Is Restricted

Where Women's Religious Attire Is Restricted
Where Women's Religious Attire Is Restricted

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

When I Met Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook at Afrinolly Space in Lagos

When I Met Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook at Afrinolly Space in Lagos

Mark Zuckerberg with Chike Maduegbuna, Kunle Afolayan and others.

It was a very tranquil Wednesday afternoon on August 31, 2016 as I went to Afrinolly Space in Oregun, in Ikeja on the mainland of Lagos, Africa’s largest megacity and the commercial hub of the continent.
I have been invited to an important event for Facebook and Nollywood, Nigeria’s phenomenal film industry.
Afrinolly is like the Silicon Valley of Nollywood created as a dynamic ecosystem for the provision of creative platforms and economic opportunities for established and emerging filmmakers (Content creators), mobile technology developers, innovative voices (Screenwriters), animators (Graphics and VFX), contemporary artists and the cultural industries.

I was sitting in the office of Mr. Chike Maduegbuna, the CEO of Afrinolly with Mr. Abayomi Adeloye, the Zonal Manager of Ikeja 1 branch of Wema Bank Plc and Arthur, a young European man from Air France who said he accompanied the celebrated Nigerian filmmaker Kunle Afolayan to the event. As we were talking, Mark Zuckerberg, the famous Cofounder and CEO of Facebook walked in and greeted us with smiles. We stood up to welcome him and we shook hands.
Coming to Afrinolly Space was part of his first ever trip to sub-Saharan Africa and he came with his team of professionals who joined the staff of Afrinolly led by Mr. Chike Maduegbuna and his ebullient wife, Mrs. Jane Maduegbuna, the Executive Director; Legal and External Networks of Afrinolly and FCO limited to coordinate the programme of his tour of Afrinolly. Facebook also used the important occasion to host invited VIPs from the Nigerian entertainment industry, including Nollywood stars, Stephanie Linus, Rita Dominic, Richard Mofe-Damijo, popularly called RMD, celebrated comedian, Basketmouth, beautiful singers Chidinma and Yemi Alade, the famous DJ Cuppy, beautiful daughter of Nigerian billionaire, Femi Otedola, Mrs. Tolu 'Toolz' Oniru-Demure and other dignitaries.

Afrinolly received Facebook's Augmented reality (AR) 360-degree camera with Head mounted display (HMD) goggles. Mr. Temitope Omotunde, the Chief Technology Officer of Afrinolly and FansConnectOnline Limited demonstrated the applications of the camera and HMD to me.

See videos on https://twitter.com/247nigeria

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Where Women's Religious Attire Is Restricted

Where Women's Religious Attire Is Restricted 

~ by Niall McCarthy, Aug 30, 2016

Last Friday, France's highest administrative court ruled against a decision by the mayor of Villeneuve-Loubet to ban the burkini. The topic has proven hugely controversial in France and beyond, especially after armed police attempted to force a woman to remove her burkini on a beach in Nice.

Restrictions on religious attire are not uncommon around the world. As part of a study gauging goverment laws and policies regarding religion, Pew Research tracked the countries around the globe where some level of government (national, provincial or local) regulates the wearing of religious symbols such as head coverings for women. It found that 18 of Europe's 45 countries had at least one restriction in place in 2012-13. France and Belgium passed laws in 2010 and 2011 respectively, banning people from wearing clothing that covers the face (or most of it) in public places.
This chart shows countries where some level of government restricts women from wearing religious attire.

Source Statista.

Monday, August 29, 2016

The Top 50 Must-Have Wedding Beauty Products Announced With The Knot Beauty Awards

The Top 50 Must-Have Wedding Beauty Products Announced With The Knot Beauty Awards
Hand-Selected by Beauty Experts, Winners Include the Top Beauty Products Needed to Take a Bride Through Every Wedding Event and Milestone--From Engagement to the Wedding Day 

Sarah Jessica Parker Unveils STASH

Sarah Jessica Parker Unveils STASH
Her Latest Fragrance Invites Fans to "Come and Find It" Through a Guerilla Marketing Stunt and Teaser Campaign

NEW YORK, Aug. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sarah Jessica Parker is revealing the fragrance she's always wanted to create. STASH is the culmination of her long love affair with scent…and it breaks all the rules. It is unapologetically sexy and thoroughly addictive.

"When we were creating this fragrance it felt so original, unique and subversive…like we were working on a secret government project. I thought of the name STASH, because the fragrance came to resemble a precious stone – something you have to stash away because it's so valuable," explains Sarah Jessica Parker. "There's a Dr. Seuss book called 'Oh, the Places You'll Go!' When people smell this… oh the places that it will go. The bags, the briefcases, the pockets, the trench coat pockets, the backpacks, the subways, the airplanes. No one is going to leave it behind."

Laura Sanchez is Beauty Vlogger of the Year at the Fifth Annual NYX FACE Awards

NYX Professional Makeup Names Laura Sanchez Beauty Vlogger of the Year at the Fifth Annual NYX FACE Awards Live Show

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday August 20th, 2016, NYX Professional Makeup announced Laura Sanchez, of YouTube channel LauraMakeup25, as its Beauty Vlogger of the Year at the Fifth Annual NYX Fine Artistry of Cosmetic Elites (FACE) Awards Show in Los Angeles. 

David Beckham in Force Supreme: The Story of My Life

Biotherm Homme and David Beckham Open New Chapter of Their Collaboration With New Skincare Campaign

PARIS, Aug. 29, 2016 /CNW/ - Biotherm Homme, N°1 in premium men's skincare[1], presents Force Supreme: The Story of My Life the new film featuring David Beckham. The video, shot by acclaimed director Johan Renck, celebrates the legendary sportsman's life story as told through his extraordinary body of ink.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Kim Kardashian is So Sexy at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards

This is what Mrs. Kim Kardashian West wore to the red carpet Sunday night at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards held at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan, New York.
According to Yahoo!, the "dressy sexy look" was the choice of 52 percent of her 47.6 million followers on Twitter when she couldn’t decide what to wear.
(Photo: Getty Images)

MTV VMAs 2016: Nominees, Complete Winners List 

Video of the Year
Beyoncé — "Formation"

Best Male Video

Calvin Harris (featuring Rihanna) — "This Is What You Came For"

Best Female Video

Beyoncé — "Hold Up"

Best New Artist


Best Pop Video

Beyoncé — "Formation"

Best Rock Video

Twenty One Pilots — "Heathens"

Best Hip-Hop Video

Drake — "Hotline Bling"

Best Electronic Video

Calvin Harris and Disciples — "How Deep Is Your Love"

Best Collaboration Video

Fifth Harmony (featuring Ty Dolla Sign) — "Work from Home"

Breakthrough Long Form Video


Best Direction

Beyoncé — "Formation" (Director: Melina Matsoukas)

Best Choreography

Beyoncé — "Formation
(Choreographers: Chris Grant, JaQuel Knight and Dana Foglia)

Best Visual Effects

Coldplay — "Up&Up" (Visual Effects: Vania Heymann and GloriaFX)

Best Art Direction

David Bowie — "Blackstar" (Art Director: Jan Houllevigue)

Best Editing

Beyoncé — "Formation" (Editor: Jeff Selis)

Best Cinematography

Beyoncé — "Formation" (Director of Photography: Malik Sayeed)

Song of Summer

Fifth Harmony (featuring Fetty Wap) — "All in My Head (Flex)"

Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award


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"Jason Bourne" Tops Worldwide Weekend Box Office

comScore Announces Official Worldwide Box Office Results for Weekend of August 28, 2016
-- Only comScore Provides the Official Global Movie Results -- 

 LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- comScore (NASDAQ: SCOR) today announced the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of August 28, 2016, as compiled by the company's theatrical measurement services.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

The Urbanworld® Film Festival Presented By REVOLT With Founding Sponsor HBO

Lupita Nyong'o and Madina Nalwanga star in the triumphant true story QUEEN OF KATWE, directed by Mira Nair. (PRNewsFoto/REVOLT)

The Urbanworld® Film Festival Presented By REVOLT With Founding Sponsor HBO Announces 2016 Festival Slate

Festival Runs September 21-25, 2016 in New York

NEW YORK, Aug. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The 20th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival (www.urbanworld.org), presented by REVOLT with founding sponsor HBO, announced its 2016 film slate today.  One of the largest competitive film festivals designed to advance the presence and impact of diverse content creators will screen over 68 films and will take place September 21-25, 2016 at Manhattan's AMC Empire 25 on 234 West 42nd Street.