Victoria's Secret Angel Adriana Lima

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

GTBank Principals Cup Semi Finals All Set

GTBank Principals Cup Semi Finals All Set
Road to the Finals for principals Cup

The semi-final matches of the GTBank-Lagos State Principals Cup competition holds on Wednesday and Thursday 30th April at Onikan Stadium, Lagos Island.

This is the first time Birrel Avenue Senior High School, Sabo will be playing at the GTBank-Lagos State Principals Cup semi-final and it has not been easy. Like every other team, they have strived hard to remain in the competition.

According to the games master, Mr. Akinyele the major challenge has been getting the right team selection that meet the stipulated requirements and team’s training schedule. After their victory in the quarterfinals, the team is excited to be playing at the semi-finals and they are hopeful that they will be victorious.

Looking forward to the semi-final fixture, he said special provision is being put in place for the players and proper psychology is needed for the team to give their all on the field of play.

Another new face at the semi-finals is Ifako Comprehensive Senior High School, Gbagada. They defeated defending champions, Dairy Farm Senior Secondary School, Agege to earn their spot in the last four.

The games master of Ifako Comprehensive, Mr. Famakinwa said it is a spectacular feeling to get to this stage of the competition and he is very sure that his team will imbibe the spirit of sportsmanship when they face 2012 champions’ Keke High School, Agege in the semi-finals. Speaking on the task ahead, he said both teams have equal opportunity but advised his boys to maintain a high fitness level which can be achieved through adequate training if they want to have the edge.

Birrel Avenue Senior High School will play Ikorodu Senior Grammar School while Ifako Comprehensive Senior High School will face Keke High School at the GT-Lagos State Principals Cup Semi-Finals.

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Brides Should Invest in Platinum Engagement Rings and Wedding Bands - Monique Lhuillier

Fashion and Bridal Designer Monique Lhuillier Encourages Brides to Invest in Platinum Engagement Rings and Wedding Bands

MUMBAI, April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

Platinum, a beautiful symbol of eternal love and emotional commitment, has been know to be the most coveted metal for centuries and a popular choice for engagement rings and weddings bands. It's a precious and everlasting expression that appeals to the discerning consumer. Internationally renowned jewellery and fashion designer Monique Lhuillier shares her timely tips on how to choose the perfect platinum engagement rings and celebrates the individuality of brides-to-be by offering ring styles that are as distinctive as her wedding gowns.

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An icon in her industry, Monique is revered internationally for her exquisite bridal and ready-to-wear collections that capture the essence of sophisticated luxury by provoking femininity, allure and glamour. Monique's bridal designs have been donned by Reese Witherspoon, Carrie Underwood and Ginnifer Goodwin for their weddings. Her platinum engagement rings give a nod to the individuality of the millennial bride and this season she encourages brides to invest in platinum. Its long-lasting, natural white beauty and durability make it the most precious of metals as well as an eternal symbol of an enduring relationship.

She believes, "Whether I'm designing a wedding gown or an engagement ring, I want my creations to last forever. Platinum's natural white beauty and durability means it will last for generations and become a family heirloom."

Her inspired platinum engagement rings showcase silhouettes for a Vintage, Modern and Romantic style bride and she shares her must-haves on engagement rings and wedding bands:

- Invest in platinum from your engagement ring: It's the perfect choice for engagement rings and wedding bands because it is naturally white so it won't change color or fade. It symbolises a relationship that will endure. Platinum's strength and durability make it the most secure setting for diamonds and precious gemstones, meaning your diamonds and gemstones are safe.

- Think beyond the diamond: "I think it's bold to have a non-traditional center stone. In my most recent jewellery collection, I introduce colored stones for the first time. Blue sapphires add elegance and distinctiveness to engagement rings and wedding bands," said Monique.

- Choose a setting that's timeless: A ring is an investment, so you want to make sure you will wear this store for years to come. It's worn everyday so it should remain timeless and reflect your personal style.

- Go custom: Adding personal style to a piece of jewellery that will last a lifetime is crucial. Customising your own ring is offered by many reputable jewellers. I partnered with where you can essentially build your engagement ring to suit your budget.

About Platinum Guild International:

Founded in the year 1975, Platinum Guild International (PGI) is dedicated to promoting platinum jewellery to the consumers and the jewellery trade worldwide. Headquartered in London, PGI has offices in each of the world's major jewellery markets - China, Japan, Germany, India, Italy, UK and the USA. Mr. James Courage is the worldwide CEO for Platinum Guild International.

Platinum Guild International set up its India office in September 2000, with head office in Mumbai and branch office in Chennai. Platinum Guild India runs a comprehensive marketing programme to build desire for platinum jewellery in India. It provides platinum retail sales training and conducts a unique quality assurance programme to ensure quality and purity of platinum jewellery amongst consumers and trade.

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Meaningful Beauty and Cindy Crawford Present Beauties Give Back

LOS ANGELES, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, in partnership with Cindy Crawford, the Meaningful Beauty brand introduced the new social media program -- Beauties Give Back™ -- a service that aims to profile inspirational women with the purpose of raising money for organizations supporting female empowerment. Over the course of the year, the Beauties Give Back initiative will profile everyday product users, celebrity customers and women in Cindy Crawford's circle of family and friends with the intent to inspire readers, encourage conversations and raise money for deserving organizations.

Through viral social sharing on the Beauties Give Back campaign website, the Meaningful Beauty brand will donate $1 to a participating nonprofit every time a featured woman's profile is shared on various social channels. The participating nonprofits, including Cancer and Careers and Dress for Success®, will have the opportunity to earn up to $30,000 collectively to help them continue their amazing work in encouraging social change.

"Meaningful Beauty users share more than just a love of skincare. We share a belief that looking and feeling confident helps drive us to be strong and successful," shared Cindy. "The Beauties Give Back program highlights women who are living proof of this philosophy and supports organizations that are empowering women around the globe to reach their full potential too."

Nominations to become one of the featured Beauties are welcome on the website. Fans are encouraged to visit the site weekly, sharing their favorite stories on social media to support the partnering nonprofits. To learn more about the campaign and the participating organizations, please visit

Meaningful Beauty® Advanced Anti-Aging System is Cindy Crawford's secret for ageless, beautiful skin. Cindy collaborated with internationally acclaimed anti-aging specialist, Dr. Jean-Louis Sebagh, to create this unique skincare system. Meaningful Beauty is formulated with a powerful super-antioxidant from a rare melon along with skin rejuvenating peptides, vitamins, minerals and marine extracts, designed to help skin appear radiant and youthful. More information is available at or

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Victoria's Secret Announces The First-Ever International Bombshells' Day

NEW YORK, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Victoria's Secret announces the debut of international Bombshells' Day. Held the first Saturday of May, the brand will be celebrating the first-ever holiday on May 2nd. To celebrate this holiday, women are encouraged to embrace their inner Bombshell and spoil themselves all day with their girlfriends. Plus, they will receive exclusive and limited-time offers at Victoria's Secret Stores and on

On May 2, the daylong celebration will feature a surprise appearance by Victoria's Secret Angel Adriana Lima at an undisclosed Victoria's Secret Store in the United States. Bombshells' Day festivities will include exclusive promotions and offers in-store and online as well as special incentives just for Angel Card holders. Additionally, select stores will be participating in "peel and reveal" window offers and customers will be encouraged to peel stickers off the window display in order to win exclusive prizes.

To preview Bombshells' Day, Candice Swanepoel will be doing in-store autograph signings at Northpark Victoria's Secret store in Dallas, Texas and the North East Mall Victoria's Secret store in Fort Worth, Texas on April 30th. Candice will debut the new Bombshell Bra, which features a new deep plunge center front with criss-cross detail and instantly adds 2 cup sizes along with the Bombshell Fragrance, a scent with a fruity-floral blend of purple passion fruit, Shangri-la peony and vanilla orchid. The award-winning scent received the prestigious FiFi Fragrance Foundation Award for "Fragrance of the Year" in 2011. Since its debut, it has been one of the brand's most popular scents.

The Bombshell bra and fragrance collection will be available in Victoria's Secret stores, online at and in catalogues starting May 2nd.

The Bombshell bra and fragrance collection will be available in Victoria's Secret stores, online at and in catalogues starting May 2nd.

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Vibrant Souls

The ancient practice of yoni steaming is loved and respected by women and holistic health practitioners.
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Friday, April 24, 2015

Lagos Film Society, Goethe Institute and German Consulate General Invite You To See Stigma

Lagos Film Society, Goethe Institute and German Consulate General will host the first major screening of Dagogo Diminas' film "STIGMA" tomorrow Saturday April 25, 2015 at the Nigerian Film Corporation, Old Film Unit, opposite Voice of Nigeria (VON), Ikoyi Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Time is 4 pm and it is FREE!
"STIGMA" stars top Nollywood actors Emeka Ike, Ngozi Nwosu, Soibifaa Dokubo and Dagogo Diminas who is also the director and Nigeria's leading movie makeup artist.

The life that surrounds Vanessa in the small village she lives is manageable. Her mother, Ibiso, works as the local midwife, she is the only child of an already finished relationship and her mother's job permits her to go to school.

A fiction drama about ignorance and the consequences of carelessness. But also about the power to overcome desperate situations in life, to burst one's bonds and finally to be what you want to be.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon:
"Stigma remains the single most important barrier to public action. It is a main reason why too many people are afraid to see a doctor to determine whether they have the disease, or to seek treatment if so. It helps make AIDS the silent killer, because people fear the social disgrace of speaking about it, or taking easily available precautions. Stigma is a chief reason why the AIDS epidemic continues to devastate societies around the world.

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Welcome To DIGITAL FRIDAY: MobileIron Wearables Survey Shows the Future

Wearables, like the Apple Watch, are coming to work.
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Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband
This slim, stylish device is with you all the time. During the day, it tracks steps, distance, and calories burned. At night, it tracks your sleep quality and wakes you silently in the morning. Just check out the lights to see how you stack up against your personal goal. It’s the motivation you need to get out and be more active.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Teneshia Jackson and India Arie at the 2015 Dream Project Symposium

Egami Founder and CEO, Teneshia Jackson Warner and GRAMMY(R) Award Winner India Arie at the 2015 Dream Project Symposium.
Egami Consulting Group

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South Africa: Surge in Xenophobic Violence Requires Human Rights-Based Immigration Policy

PARIS, 22 April 2015 / PRN Africa / -- In the face of violence that has targeted foreign nationals across South Africa over the past few weeks, Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) recognises the duty of authorities to adopt an effective national strategy aimed at aligning their immigration policy with regional and international human rights provisions in order to prevent and redress human rights violations against migrants. The first steps being taken in this regard are welcomed.

Our organisations are encouraged by the government's latest efforts to curb the tide of violence. While more needs to be done in stemming these attacks, the government's actions are a step in the right direction. These include the swift reaction by police to both deter and arrest perpetrators. The prosecution of alleged perpetrators is also a welcome development – most recently in the arrest of suspects in the murder of Emmanuel Sithole (they will appear in court today). We welcome Police Minister Nathi Nhleko's announcement of a national campaign to battle “afrophobia” and hope that he will ensure strict adherence to this campaign to find long-lasting solutions to the problem.

Without continuing these measures, xenophobia and violence against foreign nationals will continue to spread.

“The deaths and thousands of foreign nationals displaced in South Africa draw attention to the need for urgent, effective and comprehensive actions from authorities to address systemic deficiencies in the current immigration policy,” said the FIDH's Deputy Secretary General, Alice Mogwe.

Last week, in scenes reminiscent of 2008, xenophobic violence spread across Durban when thousands of South African began attacking foreign nationals and looting their shops. The violence has led to the death of at least six people so far and the displacement of thousands more. According to UNHCR figures, approximately 2 400 people who fled the Durban attacks are taking refuge in three camps in the area. Inflammatory and hateful statements by traditional leaders and government officials are likely to have fuelled the violence. On 21 March, Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini told the media that foreigners should “go home” and on 15 April, Edward Zuma, the President's son, echoed inaccurate and discriminatory views in the media.

“South African public figures have to change mind sets and send messages of integration, cohesion and understanding. Instead of using their position of influence to make damaging statements, they must seize opportunities to encourage positive social change,” said LHR's Patricia Erasmus.

Our organisations further acknowledge King Goodwill Zwelithini's lukewarm address a few days ago that was intended to clarify the statements he made in March. We do however lament the fact that no unequivocal retraction or apology was made and call on the King to take responsibility for the damaging consequences his statements have had.

Several government officials have blamed the violence on criminality rather than xenophobia. In response to the violence, they suggested the establishment of refugee camps which LHR and FIDH strongly oppose.

Claims that South Africa is “flooded” by “illegal immigrants” are based on misinformation and misconceptions of South Africa's refugee system. Many factors contribute to a person being without the appropriate administrative papers and few of these are within their control. These include the tightening of immigration laws that increase administrative hurdles, serious corruption at refugee reception offices and the unlawful closure of reception offices without sufficient contingencies in place, as well as the non-compliance by the Department of Home Affairs with court orders. Such situations are further caused by an asylum system in crisis, plagued by poor decision-making, inefficiencies and severe backlogs.

LHR and FIDH call upon the authorities of South Africa to reinforce their human rights-based legal framework in order to prevent and redress human rights violations against migrants. Authorities must address systemic deficiencies in the asylum system that prevent access to regular status. They must provide widespread training on the human rights of migrants and the prohibition on discrimination to police services, immigration services, public health and education services and local administrations. As a sign of this human-rights base approach, South Africa should take this occasion to announce ratification of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families.

Our organisations call upon the African Union and the Southern African Development Community to echo the recommendations made by our organisations. LHR and FIDH also call on the current sitting of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights to support these recommendations through the adoption of a Resolution which firmly and publicly condemns the violence, which calls upon the authorities of South Africa to abide by their obligations under the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights and requires a promotion mission to South Africa with its Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers.

SOURCE International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH)

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Launch Of G-SHOCK S Series Glamorous Gold, Tribal Rose, And Botanical Rose Collection

Launch Of G-SHOCK S Series Glamorous Gold, Tribal Rose, And Botanical Rose Collections
Casio Launches New Collections for its Women's Product Line

DOVER, N.J., April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Casio America, Inc. proudly celebrates the launch of its second S Series collection with three distinct new product series: Glamorous Gold, Tribal Rose and Botanical Rose. This season's S Series collection introduces graphic rose prints and warm metallics with a color punch. Josephine Skriver remains the face of the new S Series campaign, produced by Berger & Wild.

The S Series line uplifts the G-SHOCK brand into the contemporary fashion space for the female consumer who loves G-SHOCK watches, but feels they may be too large for her wrist. G-SHOCK continues to offer brilliant technical innovations through S-Series but now extends itself into presenting their watches as a sporty fashion accessory.

The Tribal Rose, Glamorous Gold and Botanical Rose collections made their debut at FW15 NYFW via integrations with womenswear designers Timo Weiland, Nicholas K and up and coming designer Charles Harbison.

Casio will release three S-Series watches globally to retail this April and May 2015: the new collection will embrace all the features usually associated with G-SHOCK. They are all equipped with an auto LED light with afterglow, 5 daily alarms, an hourly time signal, 1/1000 second stopwatch, countdown timer, world time with 29 time zones and are shock resistant and water resistant to 200M.

The Tribal Rose collection is available in four color ways: Black Floral, Powder Blue Floral, Red Floral, and White Floral. Each watch is beautifully styled with a floral pattern that has been MAP printed on the bands.

The G-SHOCK S-Series ana/digi introductions are also rounding out the spring assortment with a touch of gold – gold on gold, pink on gold and navy on rose gold.

The third collection to the spring/summer lineup is the Botanical Rose collection which is equipped with a 5-year battery and EL Backlight with afterglow and Flash Alert for high visibility under low-light conditions. It too is shock resistant and water resistant to 200M, and comes equipped with 2 multi-function alarms, 1/100th stopwatch, countdown timer, 12/24-hour time formats and 48-city world time to help keep the sporty fashionista ready for whatever comes her way. The GMDS-6900F Botanical Rose is available in two bold color ways this May: Red Botanical Rose and Green Botanical Rose.

"Following the success of our first series designed specifically for female consumers, we are excited to offer our classic styles in these new rose patterns and gold color ways," said David Johnson, Vice President of Timepiece Division Casio North America. "We've reduced the case size and strap of our two most popular models for a more comfortable fit and created patterns that are geared towards the fashion forward female who is looking for an accessory that makes the personal statement, toughness and resilience that G-SHOCK is well-known for."

The S Series collections are available at Nordstroms, Macy's and select department stores, as well as G-SHOCK Soho NYC store, and online at Prices range from $99 to $150.

CASIO's shock-resistant G-SHOCK watch is synonymous with toughness, born from the developer Mr. Ibe's dream of 'creating a watch that never breaks'. Over 200 handmade samples were created and tested to destruction until finally in 1983 the first, now iconic G-SHOCK hit the streets of Japan and began to establish itself as 'the toughest watch of all time'. Each watch encompasses the 7 elements; electric shock resistance, gravity resistance, low temperature resistance, vibration resistance, water resistance, shock resistance and toughness. The watch is packed with Casio innovations and technologies to prevent it from suffering direct shock; this includes internal components protected with urethane and suspended timekeeping modules inside the watch structure. Since its launch, G-SHOCK has continued to evolve, continuing to support on Mr. Ibe's mantra "never, never give up".

About Casio America, Inc.
Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world's leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions. Established in 1957, Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to realize its corporate creed of "creativity and contribution" through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit


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