Tuesday, October 21, 2014

New Study From Mary Kay And loveisrespect Shows Teens Stay Too Long In Abusive Dating Relationships




NEW STUDY FROM MARY KAY AND LOVEISRESPECT SHOWS TEENS STAY TOO LONG IN ABUSIVE DATING RELATIONSHIPS


“Truth About Abuse” Report Highlights Emotional Abuse is Most Common Among Teens and Young Adults

DALLAS – OCT 17, 2014 / PR Newswire / — Silence speaks volumes. A new survey reveals that young men and women continue to grapple with various forms of dating abuse including emotional, sexual, physical and digital abuse. Seventy three percent reported they are experiencing or have experienced emotional abuse while more than half of all respondents waited six months before seeking help. In partnership with loveisrespect, the 2014 Mary Kay Truth About Abuse Survey aimed to understand how long teens and young adults wait before they reach out for help and gauge what type of abuse is most prevalent among those who seek help.

More than 500 young men and women nationwide anonymously shared their stories with these key findings:

57 percent of those surveyed have been concerned about their relationship for more than six months.
73 percent reported emotional abuse followed by physical abuse at 29 percent, sexual abuse at 22 percent and digital abuse at 19 percent.
40 percent hadn’t talked to anyone about abusive behavior in their relationship.
Young adults ages 18-24 represented 40 percent of respondents followed by teens ages 13-17 at 26 percent.
Young women responded to the survey at a rate of 2.5 times that of young men.

The 2014 survey is the latest part of Mary Kay’s “Don’t Look Away” campaign which works to educate the public on recognizing the signs of an abusive relationship, how to take action and to raise awareness of support services.

“Once again the annual Mary Kay Truth About Abuse Survey, unveiled meaningful and insightful data on the alarming trends of violence against women in our country. But perhaps more importantly, this year’s survey shines a new light on what’s really happening among our youth in their relationships,” said Crayton Webb, Vice President of Corporate Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility for Mary Kay Inc. “It’s extremely alarming to learn that 73 percent of teens and young adults have experienced emotional abuse in a relationship and most are waiting six months or more to seek help or support. We need to prevent and ultimately end dating abuse by making sure young people know where and how they can get help before relationships become unhealthy and potentially violent.”

To empower youth and young adults, Mary Kay is the lead sponsor of the nation’s first-ever text-based helpline operated by loveisrespect. By simply texting ‘loveis’ to 22522, teens and young adults are safely and discretely connected to trained peer advocates who provide support, safety tips and referrals for their own relationships or a friend’s.

“The stories we heard through the Mary Kay Truth About Abuse Survey were powerful – from ‘I need help getting away from him’ to ‘I feel isolated’ to ‘I didn’t have anyone else to talk to’ and so many more,” said Brian Pinero, Director of Digital Services for the National Domestic Violence Hotline and loveisrespect. “To understand when and how teens and young adults reach out for help and what type of abuse is most prevalent in this day and age are important tools in providing the right resources to help more people build healthy relationships.”

About Mary Kay
Irresistible products. Positive community impact. Rewarding opportunity. For 50 years, Mary Kay has offered it all. With 3 million Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants and $3.5 billion in global annual wholesale sales, Mary Kay is a top beauty brand and direct seller in more than 35 markets around the world. Discover what you love by connecting with a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant in your area at marykay.com.

About loveisrespect.org
Loveisrespect.org is the ultimate source of support, tools and services to help young people prevent and end dating abuse, inspiring them to create a culture of healthy relationships. The 24/7 chat, text and phone crisis services and vast library of information provide young people with options, answers and support every hour of every day. Break the Cycle and the National Dating Abuse Helpline designed the program specifically for young people, emphasizing confidentiality and trust to ensure teens nationwide feel safe and supported – online and off. Find out more at www.loveisrespect.org.












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L'Oreal USA Signs Agreement To Acquire Carol's Daughter

NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- L'Oreal USA announced today the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Carol's Daughter. Headquartered in New York City, Carol's Daughter is a premier American multi-cultural beauty brand with a pioneering heritage in the natural beauty movement. Created by Lisa Price in 1993, the brand caters to a diverse, rapidly growing market and has established a loyal consumer following across the country.

Following a multi-channel distribution model, Carol's Daughter offers a comprehensive range of products that are available at specialty beauty stores, mass retailers, on HSN, through e-commerce and at Carol's Daughter branded stores in New York City. For the 12 months ending September 30, 2014, Carol's Daughter had net sales of US $27 million.

"Carol's Daughter possesses an expertise in the multi-cultural consumer segment, a rapidly expanding market that represents an important growth opportunity in the beauty industry," said Frederic Roze, President and CEO of L'Oreal USA. "This acquisition will enable L'Oreal USA to build a new dedicated multi-cultural beauty division as part of our Consumer Products business, and strengthen the company's position in this dynamic market."

Carol's Daughter will continue to operate out of their New York City headquarters under the brand's current leadership team. This acquisition further enhances L'Oreal USA's roster of American brands which includes Maybelline NY, Kiehl's, Essie, Urban Decay, Clarisonic and NYX.

"I have worked hard for the past 21 years nurturing my brand and am thrilled that we will have a new home with L'Oreal USA," said Lisa Price, Founder and President of Carol's Daughter. "L'Oreal has a proven track record of helping established companies achieve their full potential while staying true to the core of the brand and they have an understanding of the future of multi-cultural beauty. I could not be more proud to begin this next chapter of the Carol's Daughter brand with them. I know that my mother (Carol) is smiling as well."

The closing is subject to the standard regulatory approvals and other customary conditions.

About L'Oreal USA
L'Oreal USA is the largest subsidiary of the L'Oreal Group, the worldwide leader in beauty. L'Oreal USA manages a portfolio of 28 iconic global beauty brands, including Clarisonic, Essie Cosmetics, Garnier, Giorgio Armani Beauty, Kerastase, Kiehl's, Lancome, L'Oreal Paris, Maybelline New York, Redken, Soft-Sheen Carson, Urban Decay and Yves Saint Laurent Beaute. In addition to its corporate headquarters in New York City, L'Oreal USA has Research & Innovation and Manufacturing & Distribution facilities across six other states including Arkansas, Kentucky, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas and Washington with a workforce of more than 10,000 employees. For more information, visit www.LorealUSA.com or follow on Twitter @LOrealUSA.

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SOURCE L'Oreal USA

CONTACT: Matthew DiGirolamo, Tel: (212)984-4133, mdigirolamo@us.loreal.com; or Lauren Buchman, Tel: (212)885-1225, lbuchman@us.loreal.com
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Monday, October 20, 2014

I Have Got It! She Has Got It! We Have GUTS! We Are GUTSY!


GIRLS UNITED TOGETHER FOR SUCCESS (GUTS).

No fewer than 6.2 million girls are out of school in Nigeria.

UNICEF reported that over 67% of the over 10 million Nigerian children out of school are girls from poor families who cannot afford to send them to school and majority of them end up as hawkers on the street and housemaids used for child labor and others become victims of child trafficking and prostitution.

We have seen them in reports on BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera and other news channels and in documentaries like Girl Up of the United Nations and Girl Rising of 10x10 and we are heartbroken for them. But heartbreaks and tears cannot solve problems. We have to speak out for them. Become the voices for the voiceless and lift them up and out of their poverty and let them rise up and soar like the eagles to greater heights of their dreams.

Yes, you and I can help them to go to school and have a good education.

Where can we find them?

They are there among the girls in my community and in your community, but we often overlook them and don't even give them half a chance to prove themselves and show us what they can do for our communities!

The poor girls used for child labour; hawking on the street and the housemaids in our homes who are not going to school!

Now, we want to give them the chance to have the best opportunities for them to have the same access to education as other children in school without any discrimination or deprivation.

See the UNESCO publication on The Right to Education - Law and Policy Review Guidelines

http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0022/002284/228491e.pdf

We want every deprived girl to have the GUTS to speak out and ask for her rights to EDUCATION and to join the GIRLS UNITED TOGETHER FOR SUCCESS (GUTS) and say YES we can!

We want them to be GUTSY!

:GUTSY means...having or showing courage, determination, and spirit.

synonyms

courageous, brave, mettlesome, plucky

, bold, valiant, valorous, intrepid, heroic, lionhearted, daring, fearless, daredevil, adventurous, audacious, undaunted, unflinching, unshrinking, unafraid, dauntless,indomitable, doughty, venturesome, stout-hearted, spirited;

determined, resolute, forceful, death-or-glory;

rock-ribbed;

informalspunky, game, ballsy, have-a-go;

rareventurous

Our girls are coming!

Our girls are speaking!

Our girls are talking!

They have got the GUTS!


About GUTS and GUTSY

GUTSY is the buzzword for GIRLS UNITED TOGETHER FOR SUCCESS (GUTS) movement for the empowerment of underprivileged girls out of school in Nigeria to ask for their fundamental human rights to education and go to school.

GUTS will campaign against every form of child labor in Nigeria and stop poor girls used as hawkers and housemaids in every community in Nigeria.

GUTS is not an NGO and will not be an NGO. It is going to use mass communication for mass literacy campaign for all girls everywhere they are in Nigeria. The GUTSY messages will be spread by word of mouth, online and offline, on social network sites, publications in print media, radio, TV, T-Shirts, Face-caps, scarves, bandannas, mugs, etc for the public enlightenment to support GUTS 24/7!

What can you do to cooperate and support GUTS?

Just spread the word and pass on the message.

GUTS is already live online!

Don't be left out!

Faithfully,

Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima

Publisher/Editor, Nigerians Report Online, CEO, International Digital Post Network Limited, CEO, Screen Outdoor Open Air Cinema (SOOAC), Executive Director, Screen Naija One Village, One Cinema Project; Author of Children of Heaven, Scarlet Tears of London,The Language of True Love, Bye, Bye Zimbabwe, In the House of Dogs, The Prophet Lied, Diary of the Memory Keeper, NOLLYWOOD MIRROR® Series and other books in print and electronic versions distributed by Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Lulu, Tower Books and other booksellers worldwide. A former UNICEF national program consultant in Nigeria working on child survival and development and nomadic education and also a public health illustrator and translator for the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs at 21 and 25, between 1984 and 1990 and IEC program officer for the Center for Education on Population, AIDS and Drug Abuse (CEPADA) of Alhaja H.O. Shitta-Bey, a former award winning Program Specialist of the USAID.










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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Heidi Klum Becomes Creative Director and Face of Bendon's Flagship Intimates Collection


Bendon Announces Heidi Klum As The Face And Creative Director Of Its Flagship Intimates Collection
Heidi Klum Intimates will launch in over 1800 retail doors worldwide January 2015

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bendon, one of the world's leading Intimate apparel companies, announced an exciting new partnership with supermodel and television host Heidi Klum, as the Creative Director and face of Bendon's flagship Intimates collection, succeeding Elle Macpherson after 25 years with the brand. Klum has established herself as a style and beauty icon. In what is believed to be a world first, the entire Elle Macpherson Intimates collection will be rebranded as Heidi Klum Intimates and will launch on 1 January, 2015. Klum's vast experience in the lingerie and modelling world will help bring a fresh perspective to the legacy collection.

"As a globally renowned supermodel and successful entrepreneur, we are very excited to welcome Heidi to our flagship Intimates collection," said Justin Davis-Rice, CEO of Bendon. "As our industry continues to globalize, fresh designs and active publicity are becoming more and more important. Elle has been a great partner to Bendon, however it's time to take the brand to even greater heights, and Heidi is perfectly positioned to do just that. From the first meeting it was obvious that we were destined to collaborate and work together – her energy, work ethic and passion for lingerie is incredible. I am looking forward to working with her as we continue to build on the heritage of our Intimates brand."

Ms. Klum said, "I've always loved lingerie and can't describe how incredibly exciting it is to globally launch my Intimates collection with Bendon, a true leader of the industry. In addition to spending a majority of my career modeling lingerie, I am also a woman whose body has changed over the years. I am a mother of four children so I genuinely understand the importance of finding the right lingerie. I want women everywhere to feel sexy, empowered and confident in my collection every time they wear it."

Bendon is owned by Eric Watson's Cullen Investments and CEO Justin Davis-Rice, who for the past five years has spearheaded the global growth of the business, which includes international brands such as Stella McCartney Lingerie, Pleasure State, Bendon, Fayreform and Lovable. The company launched its flagship Intimates collection with Elle Macpherson in 1990, and this brand has become the largest celebrity endorsed intimates collection in the world, distributed widely in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the USA.

Commenting on the deal Watson said, "Global distribution has been a real focus for Bendon. Today's announcement of our partnership with Heidi will enable us to leverage the global base we've already established and grow exponentially. When you combine that with the 25 year heritage of our Intimates business, the future for Bendon looks incredibly exciting."

A multi-platform marketing campaign featuring Heidi Klum will announce Heidi as Bendon's new partner for its Intimates brand and generate excitement for Heidi Klum's fans and lingerie lovers world-wide.

The Heidi Klum Intimates collection will also include a men's brand, HKMAN, and Heidi by Heidi Klum, a more accessible line of every day essentials. In addition, Bendon and Heidi Klum are in development of expanded product categories including swimwear.

About Bendon

Bendon is a world leader in intimate apparel. Founded in 1947, the company revolutionized the lingerie industry through quality and innovation, creating a design philosophy that has grown stronger throughout the company's 67 year history. Bendon's brands include Bendon, Bendon Man, Davenport, Evollove, Fayreform, Hickory, Lovable, Pleasure State and Stella McCartney Lingerie. Globally the company's brands are distributed through over 4,000 doors across 34 countries as well as a growing network of 60 company-owned Bendon retail and outlet stores in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Bendon maintains offices in Auckland, Sydney, Melbourne, New York, London and Hong Kong.

About Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum is a major star in the fashion and entertainment world. Klum established herself as a top model, making great impact for clients and appearing on the covers of pop-culture mainstays including the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. Klum is the Emmy winning host and executive producer of the 10-time Emmy-nominated Project Runway. She hosts Germany's Next Top Model - a runaway hit. Other ventures include an active wear collection for New Balance and a collection for Babies"R"Us called Truly Scrumptious by Heidi Klum. Klum's charity involvements include work with the Children's Hospital Los Angeles, UNICEF, American Red Cross, God's Love We Deliver and she was the spokeswoman for the Red Dress/Heart Health initiative for four years. Klum also appears in PSAs for the Entertainment Industry Foundation's Stand Up to Cancer program.

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SOURCE Bendon

CONTACT: Lucy Martyn, PR Director, T: +61 2 9384 2400, PR@Bendon.com








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Beauty According to the Western Media is Not Politically Correct


Beautiful Igbo woamn Photo Credit: DMV Africans.

Physical attraction in human romance is mostly based on physical beauty.
How we look either attracts or puts off others.

The natural attraction and selection of the opposite sex begins at puberty when we become conscious of the individuality and sexuality of our personality. We begin to attract or solicit attention for relationship and companionship.

Our choices are often based on physical attraction normally determined by our perception of beauty and humans fall into two opposite categories of those we see as beautiful or handsome and those we see as ugly, which in biology does not depend on us, but on nature, since no human has any choice on how, when and where to be born or who should give birth to it. So, we are either born pretty or ugly without our knowledge or consent. And we end up in a world that has already decided to appreciate and favour those who were lucky to be born pretty and to discriminate and make jest of those we were unlucky to be born ugly and would need make up, make over or plastic surgery to correct whatever makes them “ugly”.


Black model Cynthia

I believe that the human perception of human beauty has been determined by how humans look different from other creatures in the animal kingdom. So, any human who unfortunately has similar facial features with an ape, monkey or dog is seen as ugly and that is why the first sight of blacks by whites affected their perception of Africans who they see as looking as similar as monkeys and apes, because of their bolder facial features of broad noses with flared nostrils and dark skin. They did not waste time in addressing blacks in the derogatory terms of “black monkeys” or “apes” and called them ugly until they saw blacks who had facial features similar to their own white Caucasian features of aquiline noses and narrow lips and with fair skin. Therefore over the centuries of western invasion, occupation, domination and imposition of their civilization in Africa, they have made their own Caucasian perception of human beauty the standard world view of beauty which they have drawn, written, photographed and recorded in print and electronic media of modern education for general information in their own nations and the colonies. They have miseducated and misinformed their black colonial subjects and victims to accept this erroneous and ambiguous perception of beauty and made the blacks to use it to define and judge themselves. So, the closer a black person looks like a white person, he or she is seen as beautiful or handsome, but the farther the looks are in contrast to Caucasian features, the black person is seen as ugly!


Portrait of a Whiteman



Portrait of a Blackman

The current perception of African beauty has been influenced and defined by Western Caucasian views as we have been seeing in the selection of the majority of the winners of African beauty pageants.


Oluchi Onweagba and Adriana Lima Victoria's Secret "Sexy Volume 3:

Majority of the winners of black beauty pageants have been those who have Caucasian features like aquiline nose and lips with flowing long hair or braids and this Western perception of beauty is been promoted by both the Western and African media as the epitome of beauty.


Pretty and sexy Black woman Jasmine Murray


Pretty and sexy White woman

We have seen majority of black girls and women who prefer to look like the page three models in American, European and Asian tabloids and those parading on the red carpet in Hollywood or at beauty pageants. Weave on is now a must have by most black girls in Africa and in the Diaspora and they also do skin wash, bleach or tone their dark skin in their attempts to look as fair as mulattoes or white women.

To be obese is now ugly to an African girl! But not so to African mothers who still insist that a typical African beauty must look plumb, well fed and not looking like someone on hunger strike! No native African mother would watch and bear her daughter suffer from the Anorexia nervosa (AN) afflicting many girls in the western world who are obsessed with looking like the malnourished models on the runways of Paris and Milan.



Photo Credits: Dawnali.

The original and natural African or black beauty, a woman should be plump with round buttocks and not lean or thin like the models of Western haute couture. That is why we have fattening room beauty tradition in South Eastern Nigeria as studied by Ann Simmons in "Where Fat Is a Mark of Beauty" on http://www.anthroprof.org/documents/Docs102/102articles/fat26.pdf, and and the following features:

• THE TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE SERIES: EFIK TRADITIONAL ...
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The Efik send their women to 'fattening rooms' in preparation for marriage. Further modification of the fattening process requires women to go away to 'beauty ...
• Fattening Rooms in Africa Stir Different Perceptions of Beauty
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17 May 2011 – Fattening Rooms in Africa Stir Different Perceptions of Beauty. In countries such as Nigeria and Uganda, young brides embark on an ancient ...
• CALABAR FATTENING ROOMS ~ NIGERIAN CURIOSITY
www.nigeriancuriosity.com/2007/07/calabar-fattening-rooms.html - CachedSimilar
19 Jul 2007 – Further modification of the fattening process could require women to go away to 'beauty rooms' instead. I would be very envious of any woman ...
• Fattening room: Efik's robust, fading culture
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28 Aug 2011 – The concept of the 'Fattening Room' is an age-old tradition of the Efik people of ... It includes all round beauty treatment from head to foot, using ...
• Where Fat Is a Mark of Beauty - Los Angeles Times
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30 Sep 1998 – The fattening room is at the center of a centuries-old rite of passage from ... "Beauty is in the weight," said Edet, a woman in her 50s who spent ...


The news media in both the print and electronic channels seem to be the amplifiers of Western Fashion Products and services who are making billions of dollars from selling beauty products based on Caucasian standards of beauty.

• A beautiful woman should be fair.
• A beautiful woman should be tall and thin
• A beautiful woman should have long wavy hair.

The hair weave business in Africa is flourishing, because every African girl wants to have long wavy hair like the white girl they see in newspapers, magazines, on TV and on the internet, etc.


Typical Caucasian beauty


Portrait of a Black woman

Look at every copy of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit calendars and there is little or no difference between the white models and the black models. The only distinction is the dark skin of the black models, but they are the same with the white ones in physiognomy and anatomy.

Africans have accepted the Caucasian definition of beauty and use it in their choices of friends, lovers and spouses. The closer a black girl looks like a white girl, the more attractive she is to the black guys and in fact, they go gaga over how heavenly she looks and compose love poems and songs in eulogies of the aesthetics of her beauty. We see the examples of this perception in majority of the music videos of African singers and musicians showing African or black girls and women looking like white girls. This African admission and submission to the Caucasian definition of beauty has made Africans to feel and look inferior in comparison to white people and only increases the ego of white superiority complex in their relationship with blacks.

Most black guys want their black girlfriends or wives to look like the white beauties.


~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima


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Friday, October 17, 2014

Ibinabo Fiberesima Wins Second Term As President of Actors Guild of Nigeria



Ms. Ibinabo Fiberesima, the first female President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) and President and National Director of Miss Earth Nigeria has been re-elected for a second term as the President of the AGN.
She won by a landslide at the election held yesterday Thursday October 16, 2014.
The ex-beauty queen was returned for a second term in office after she was voted for by majority of the state chapters according to Nigeria Films.

She told me to pray for her victory Thursday morning and I did and when I asked her for the result, she gave me the good news.
"Won. Landslide victory," she said in her text message last night.

Congratulations to her and her team.
Ibinabo Fiberesima has big plans for Nigerian actors and the Nigerian film industry.
The IMAX Corporation is already expecting to welcome her in London where she is going to meet with Giovanni Dolci, Vice President, Theatre Development. Dolci is a digital cinema expert and was in Nigeria in July 2013 on the interests of IMAX to establish mega cinemas in the most populous country in Africa and home of Nollywood, the largest film industry in the continent.
See the report on Nairaland.
She will visit the IMAX cinemas in London during her visit.
IMAX theater network has more than 837 theatres (IMAX, IMAX 3D and IMAX Dome) in more than 57 countries.

President Goodluck Jonathan is committed to the global film distribution of Nollywood movies, because of the popularity of Nigerian home videos in the world. He is the Grand Patron of the Actors Guild of Nigeria and has been lauded for his government's US$200 million Entertainment Industry Intervention Fund and with an extra N3 billion grant given to the Project Nollywood scheme to boost the Nigerian film industry. The fund has co-financed the production of Tony Abulu's "Doctor Bello" and Biyi Bandele's "Half of a Yellow Sun" and several filmmakers and others have benefited from the Project Nollywood grant. - See more at: http://www.nigeriansreport.com/2014/10/ibinabo-fiberesima-re-elected-as.html









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Meanwhile Somewhere in Africa on a Friday




Source: Prince Cassa on Facebook.
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

How to Renounce Your U.S. Citizenship in Two Easy Steps - Glen Roberts


Glen Roberts, a real life "The Man Without a Country" is an author, activist and Internet pioneer who has built a successful network of websites focused mainly on the Americas and featuring self-empowerment, social networking and cultural reporting. Glen's most recent book is How to Renounce Your U.S. Citizenship in Two Easy Steps.


Growing up in the United States, Glen began exploring freedom of information and privacy issues as early as beginning of the 1980s and later with a focus on the Internet. Glen went so far as to place social security numbers and other information online taken from top US military personnel.

He was making a point about Internet exposure, but the backlash was sharp and severe. Representatives from the Pentagon, Congress and even aides representing the office of then-President Ronald Reagan took note of Glen's actions and attacked him for making his points so dramatically. Newsday referred to him as a "political provocateur".

Eventually, Glen was investigated by the FBI - and yet his criticisms and concerns were valid. Some 30 years later, whistle-blower Edward Snowden would expose the same sorts of privacy violations that Glen was concerned about in the early 1980s.

By the time, Snowden's revelations were being international news, Glen Roberts was long gone from the United States. After traveling in the Americas, he settled in Costa Rica before moving to Uruguay. Here he started yet another of his many successful websites, this one called TotalUruguay.com. His personal blog / rant is at: glr.com.

Eventually, Glen would build a full suite of "Total" websites featuring nations throughout Latin America. One of the last to be added was Paraguay, where Glen moved in 2011. After making his move to Paraguay, Glen began to contemplate renouncing his US. citizenship. How he did so and why is related in his latest book, now available and already garnering critical praise and enthusiastic readers.
















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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wedding of the Year: Sir Tony Ezenna's Daughter Uchenna Cynthia and Chukueku Elurihuka Gboneme

The couple of the year, Uchenna Cynthia Ezenna and Chukueku Elurihuka Gboneme with the officiating Bishop.

The celebrity wedding of Orange Drugs boss Sir Tony Ezenna’s daughter Uchenna Cynthia and Chukueku Elurihuka Gboneme, a successful young business leader on Saturday, October 11, 2014 is still the talk of the town and called the wedding of the year.

The wedding at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church on Musa Yar’’Adua Street, Victoria Island attracted almost all the leading dignitaries in the mega city of Lagos, including icons of corporate Nigeria, Leo Stan Ekeh, the Chairman of the Zinox Group, Dr. Cosmas Maduka, the Chairman of Coscharis Group and Mr. Phillips Oduoza, GMD/CEO of UBA Group and Nollywood stars Kanayo O. Kanayo, Francis Duru and Lillian Bach who graced the colourful occasion with the reception at Grand Ball Room of the prestigious Oriental Hotel on Victoria Island. And the most sensational twin brothers in the music world, the duo of PSquare (Peter and Paul Okoye) entertained the over 1, 300 guests at the wedding.

The couple with the officiating minister and officiating Bishop and clergy.

The couple.

Sir and Lady Ezenna.

Sir and Lady Frank Gboneme.


Dr. Cosmas Maduka, Chairman of Coscharis Group and Chief Jim Ovia, Chairman, Board of Directors of Zenith Bank Plc.

Sir Frank Gboneme and Mr. Phillips Oduoza, GMD/CEO of UBA Group.

Senator Annie Okonkwo and wife with Mr. Philips Oduoza.

Sir Tony Ezenna and Dr. Cosmas Maduka.

Sir Tony Ezenna and Nollywood star Kanayo O. Kanayo (KOK).


Nicholas Okoye and wife with the groom.

Chidi Anyaegbu, Chris Uba and Sir Tony Ezenna.

Barrister Emeka Mgbudem, Chief Tony Chukwu and Senator Hope Uzodinma.

Benny Obaze and wife.

Chief and Lolo Augustine Nnabara.

Chief and Lolo Obijiaku.

Chief and Lolo Willie Obi and Lady Vickie Ejekam.

Chief and Mrs. John Adeyemi.

Chief Bonny Ohari, Emeka Opara and Hon. Mayor Ezeh.

Chief Captino Ayika and Lolo Ayika.

Chief Captino and Lolo Ayika with Mr. Ingram Osigwe.

Chief Chijioke Awalite, Lady Lizzy Ezenna and Sam Ihionu.

Chief Eze Duruiheoma, Sir Tony Ezenna and Chris Uba.

Chief Fidel Anujuo and Barrister Chijioke Nzekwe.

Chief Goddy Uwazuruike, Sir Tony Ezenna, Kanayo O. Kanayo and Adamu Musa.

Chief Innocent and Esther Oparadike.

Chief and Mrs. Omorodion.

Chief Tony Iju and Rev. Victor Mbanisi.

Chief Chris Uba, Sir Tony Ezenna and Lady Lizzy Ezenna.

Chief Chris Uba, Leo Stan Ekeh, Chairman, Zinox Group.

Chief Chris Uba, Philips Oduoza and Sir Tony Ezenna.

Dr. Cosmas Maduka with Chief Jim Ovia and wife.

Sir Emma Bishop Okonkwo and his wife Lolo Ngozi Okonkwo.

Ernest and Adaobi Nwapa.

Nollywood star Francis Duru and friend.

Hon. Ikechukwu Sunday Umeh, Hon. Obinna Okwara and Barrister Chijioke Nzekwe.

Chief Damian Emeka Obianigwe.

Hon. Jerry Alagbaoso, Mazi Clem Owunna and Sir Tony Ezenna.

Hon. Jerry Alagbaoso, Sir Frank Gboneme and Chidi Anyaegbu.

Hon. ThankGod Ezenna and Hon. Mayor Ezeh.

Igwe Gabosky with his wife and Kanayo O. Kanayo.

Igwe Nkume and Sir Tony Ezenna.

PSquare entertaining at the grand wedding.

Mr. Musa Mbitahson.

Reginald Ukaefu, Innocent Ebubeogu and Godwin Nosike.

Kingsley, Adaobi and Emu.

Lady Lizzy Ezenna.

Lady Cynthia Gboneme and Lady Lizzy Ezenna.

Lady Lizzy Ezenna and Sir Frank Gboneme.

Leo Stan Ekeh and Sir. Tony Ezenna.

Nollywood diva Lillian Bach.

Zina Anumudu and Nicole Chikwe.

Sir Tony Ezenna and Sir Frank Gboneme.

Mr. Tony Osahor and Ambassador Greg Mbadiwe.

Mrs. Uba, Mrs. Uju and Mrs. Ebere.

Nicholas Okoye and his wife with the groom.

Photographs from Full Page Communications Limited.
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