Thursday, March 23, 2017
60% of Online Population Reads Books Either Daily or at Least Once a Week [GfK Study]
NUREMBERG, Germany, March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
- China has highest percentage of "every day" book readers
-Netherlands and South Korea tie for the highest percentage who say they never read books
Top 10 Internet Users By Country in the World
Internet Live Statistics.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
ACTRESS AND SOCIAL MEDIA SUPERSTAR SHAY MITCHELL CONTINUES ON AS THE FACE OF BIORÉ® SKINCARE IN 2017
FREE YOUR PORES
NEW YORK, NY (March 21, 2017) — Bioré® Skincare is thrilled to announce that award-winning actress and beloved social media star Shay Mitchell will continue her role as Brand Ambassador for 2017 – the ultimate face of the pore-fecting, skin-clearing brand. Shay will continue to help support the brand’s line of iconic pore strips and charcoal products, Baking Soda cleansers – a best-seller that she helped launch last year – along with the new acne collection.
Shay began her career as a model, appearing in prestigious campaigns around the world, before deciding to shift her focus to acting. Currently, she’s the star of one of TVs most successful dramas, as well as the co-author of a popular young adult novel. Her outgoing energy, contagious enthusiasm and down-to-earth personality have made her a favorite on social media, where she currently boasts 15.4M Instagram followers. Shay’s half-Filipino heritage also makes her an enormous draw, connecting the brand with an even wider variety of consumers, as well as showcasing Bioré® Skincare’s commitment to diversity.
“I’m so excited to continue my partnership with Bioré® Skincare, a brand that has innovative products and ingredients that help me keep my skin looking picture perfect,” says Shay. “Bioré has always been a part of my skincare routine – it has never let me down.”
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Have a happy World Water Day!
Water is the best drink.
Safe drinking water saves millions of lives every day.
Provision of safe drinking water is a fundamental human right for everyone on earth.
Let us give water to those who need water most by supporting all global efforts to provide safe drinking water to those without access to it.
Who gives water to the thirsty gives life.
FACTS ON THE GLOBAL WATER EMERGENCY
- 1.8 billion people around the world don't have access to safe water.
- 2.4 billion lack access to adequate sanitation.
- Women and children spend more than 4 hours walking for water each day.
- More than 840,000 people die each year from water-related diseases.
We want to see communities break free from the cycle of poverty and spend time growing, learning, and thriving, instead of walking for water and fighting off illness. We're working to reach Everyone Forever with safe water and sanitation.
1. Bali, Indonesia: Least expensive month to go: May (7% less than the combined spring/summer average for hotel and airfare)
2. London, United Kingdom: Least expensive month to go: April (7% less than the combined spring/summer average for hotel and airfare)
3. Paris, France: Least expensive month to go: April (4% less than the combined spring/summer average for hotel and airfare)
4. Rome, Italy: Least expensive month to go: April (7% less than the combined spring/summer average for hotel and airfare)
5. New York City, United States: Least expensive month to go: August (1% less than the combined spring/summer average for hotel and airfare)
6. Crete, Greece: Least expensive month to go: August (24% less than the combined spring/summer average for hotel and airfare)
7. Barcelona, Spain: Least expensive month to go: May (4% less than the combined spring/summer average for hotel and airfare)
8. Siem Reap, Cambodia: Least expensive month to go: August (4% less than the combined spring/summer average for hotel and airfare)
9. Prague, Czech Republic: Least expensive month to go: April (1% less than the combined spring/summer average for hotel and airfare)
10. Phuket, Thailand: Least expensive month to go: April (11% less than the combined spring/summer average for hotel and airfare).
TripAdvisor is the world's largest travel site**. Travelers can read millions of reviews and opinions and book their next trip at:www.tripadvisor.com.
See more on TripAdvisor Announces Top Destinations Around the Globe in 2017 Travelers’ Choice Awards.
My Virgin Diary' - An Indian-American Crossover Movie, Soon to be a Big Hit: Director Nalin Singh
NEW DELHI, March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -
Bollywood Actor and Director Nalin Singh is soon coming up with an Indo-American crossover movie, 'My Virgin Diary'. The movie shows the struggle of a few Indian boys, to form a musical band. The main protagonist locks himself inside a room, to introspect his subconscious mind. He tries to figure out as to why all his songs were anti-love in nature. Later, the musical band becomes popular, they become rich, yet they feel that they are not happy from within. Their search over love, life, relationship, sex and money starts.
Norway is the happiest country on earth. And we are not surprised, because the most civilized and optimistic people in the world are Norwegians.
From 2001 to 2006 and then again from 2009 to 2015, Norway had the highest Human Development Index ranking in the world.
Norway has topped the Legatum Prosperity Index for seven years in a row as of 2015.
Norway also ranks first on the OECD Better Life Index, the Index of Public Integrity, the Democracy Index and the World Happiness Report.
The following are the Top 10 happiest countries and Top 10 unhappiest countries in the world according to the 2017 annual World Happiness Report released on Monday.
Top 10 Happiest Countries
Top 10 Unhappiest Countries
Central African Republic.
Monday, March 20, 2017
LOS ANGELES, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Please join Hendrix+Hepburn, one of LA's most recognized boutique public relations and marketing agencies, Kylie and Kendall Jenner, Gigi and Bella Hadid and more as we celebrate songstress Justine Skye as the global campaign face of Forever 21's 2017 Festival collection at the opening of Avenue nightclub in Los Angeles.
This beautiful and colourful photo album Nollywood Portraits: A Radical Beauty is a must have for everyone in Nollywood and followers of Nollywood in the world.
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The cinema of Nigeria is often referred to as Nollywood, a term coined in the mid-1990s to describe Nigeria’s vibrant, film industry consisting of movies produced in the country but watched all over Africa and largely by Africans in the diaspora.
This book presents a selection of photographic portraits by Iké Udé depicting some of the major Nigerian actors and actresses, television presenters, directors, and producers. With his ongoing photographic self-portraits, Nigerian-born Iké Udé explores a world of dualities: photographer/performance artist, artist/spectator, mainstream/marginal, African/postnationalist, individual/everyman, and fashion/art. As a Nigerian-born, New York–based artist conversant with the world of fashion and celebrity, Udé gives conceptual aspects of performance and representation a new vitality, melding his own theatrical selves and multiple personae with his art.
About the Authors
Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. is an American historian, literary critic, filmmaker and public intellectual. Chigozie Obioma (born 1986) is a Nigerian writer shortlisted for the 2015 Booker Prize and has been described, in a New York Times book review, as “the heir to Chinua Achebe.” Olu Oguibe is a Nigerian-born American artist and intellectual, Professor of Art and African-American Studies at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. Sarah Nuttall is Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies and Director of WiSER (Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research) in Johannesburg South Africa. Helen Trompeteler is Curator of Photographs of the National Portrait Gallery, London, UK. Toni Kan holds both M.A and B.A degrees in English Literature from the Universities of Lagos and Jos (in Nigeria) respectively and is the author of 4 critically acclaimed works of fiction and poetry. Osahon Akpata has contributed articles to several magazines and blogs, including Vogue Italia, Forbes Africa, and ONE Blog. Binyavanga Wainaina is a Kenyan author, journalist, and winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing.
Starting in the early 1990s, Nollywood has quickly gained worldwide relevance as the world’s second most prolific film industry (almost 2,000 titles released annually) ahead of Hollywood and behind Bollywood with revenues topping $600 million annually. Historically, film in Africa had a European sensibility with parochial scenes laboriously captured on expensive celluloid, owing to the colonial funders. Nollywood, in contrast is characterized by independent cheap and quick filmmaking, capitalizing on the falling prices of digital recording equipment and meeting the demands of a continent for authentic stories that reflect the reality on the ground. An entrepreneurial rags-to-riches story, its producers are private individuals getting little or no assistance from government who make and distribute film across the continent despite infrastructure deficiencies and barriers to trade.
In October 2014, artist Iké Udé returned to Lagos, Nigeria, after three decades away, and took photographs of 64 Nollywood personalities. Udé captured an impressive cross section of the industry including renowned screen icon Genevieve Nnaji, veteran actor Richard Mofe-Damijo, established actor/director Stephanie Okereke, maverick filmmaker Kunle Afolayan, as well as the next generation of rising stars. The objective of this project is to celebrate these African celebrities in the timeless, classic, elegant style the artist is known for. Udé has also created a grand group portrait of all 64 subjects, The School of Nollywood, inspired by Raphael’s The School of Athens, 1509. A publication featuring a forward by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and an introduction by Chigozie Obioma will accompany the exhibition. Like The School of Athens, The School of Nollywood measures 16 ft 5 in x 25 ft 3 in (500 cm x 770 cm).
Saturday, March 18, 2017
South Africa Wealth Report 2017: SA is Home to 40,400 HNWIs, With Combined Wealth Holdings of US$171 Billion - Research and Markets
DUBLIN, Mar 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "The South Africa 2017 Wealth Report" report to their offering.
South Africa is the largest wealth market in Africa. This report covers wealth, luxury, prime property, collectable and wealth management trends in South Africa from 2006 to 2016, with projections to 2026.
- The average South African individual has net assets of approx. US$11,300, which is the 2nd highest level in Africa, behind Mauritius.