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2013 Honda CR-V Combines Remarkable Value, Functionality, Features and Efficiency in Right-Sized Package

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2013 Honda CR-V Combines Remarkable Value, Functionality, Features and Efficiency in Right-Sized Package 2013 Honda CR-V Combines Remarkable Value, Functionality, Features and Efficiency in Right-Sized Package more info...

31 Aug 2012 11:00 Africa/Lagos

2013 Honda CR-V Combines Remarkable Value, Functionality, Features and Efficiency in Right-Sized Package

Honda's award-winning compact SUV features a host of standard features, 31-mpg EPA highway rating and available Real Time AWD system

TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The all-new, fourth-generation Honda CR-V debuted late last year with upscale styling, excellent fuel efficiency, and a host of standard convenience features, making it one of the most fun and functional compact SUVs in America. The CR-V returns for 2013 as an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK and is distinguished by a NHTSA 5-star Overall Vehicle Score1. Along the way, it has also earned awards from Edmunds.com, Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com and J.D. Power an…

Western Viewers Fall Behind in the Web-connected TV Revolution

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31 Aug 2012 12:00 Africa/Lagos

Western Viewers Fall Behind in the Web-connected TV Revolution


NUREMBERG, Germany, August 31, 2012/PRNewswire/ --

People in markets such as China, Brazil and India better exploit the opportunities offered by web-connected television, compared to countries such as the UK, US and Germany. This is according to research carried out across thirteen countries by GfK's consumer research experts. The study found that western consumers are stuck in an 'analogue' mindset, whereas viewers in emerging markets are more likely to embrace the digital capabilities of Connected TV.

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2013 Honda Odyssey Offers Unmatched Safety Ratings and High-Tech Convenience Features

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The 2013 Honda Odyssey minivan continues to lead its class in fuel economy and safety ratings, while providing spacious accommodations for up to eight passengers and a refined and engaging driving experience. The Odyssey Touring is rated at a remarkable 28 mpg1, the highest EPA highway fuel economy rating of any eight-passenger minivan. All Odyssey models are an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) TOP SAFETY PICK, and the Odyssey has earned the best possible overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) with a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score,2 an accomplishment that no other currently-tested minivan can claim. The 2013 Honda Odyssey goes on sale September 6, and pricing begins at $28,575 3.

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Teju Babyface Leaves The Most Eligible Bachelors Club

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Celebrated Lagos comedian and host of the popular Teju Babyface Show, Teju Oyelakin, aka Teju Babyface yesterday left the most eligible bachelors club in Nigeria, because he is now officially married to Tobi Banjoko, a former model and the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) 2011 Miss Photogenic, after their beautiful and colourful traditional wedding ceremony at Ten Degrees Centre, Billingsway in Lagos city.



TALK OF THE TOWN wishes the couple a happy married life.









8 Great Gadgets for College and University Students

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1. The Elite Cuisine Multi-Function 3-In-1 Breakfast Center is a coffee maker, toaster oven and griddle all in one. Great for those late-night study sessions, some frozen egg rolls or a short stack of pancakes in the morning before class.

2. The Sonic Bomb Alarm Clock with Bed Shaker will wake you up after that late night of studying so you don't miss that important exam. It has a maximum sound level of 113 decibels and if you put it under your mattress it also will shake your bed. If you don't wake up when this thing goes off it's time to call 911.

3. CordaRoy's Beanbag Beds are beanbag chairs that convert into a spare bed. They're great for reading and relaxing and when a friend visits and wants to spend the night you'll have an extra bed. They're available in sizes up to double King.

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Survey: Six in 10 Companies Conduct Video Job Interviews

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30 Aug 2012 13:17 Africa/Lagos

Survey: Six in 10 Companies Conduct Video Job Interviews

MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Job seekers may want to get ready for their close-ups, a new OfficeTeam survey suggests. More than six in 10 (63 percent) human resources (HR) managers interviewed said their company often conducts employment interviews via video. This is up from just 14 percent one year ago. In addition, 13 percent of respondents think their organization will use video more frequently to meet with applicants in the next three years. Eighty-five percent anticipate the number of video interviews to remain the same.

The survey was developed by OfficeTeam, a leading staffing service specializing in the placement of highly skilled administrative professionals. It was conducted by an independent research firm and is based on telephone interviews with more than 500 HR managers at U.S. companies with 20 or more employees.
HR managers were asked, "How often, if at …

Boko Haram Publishes Nigeria Secret Police Details on the Internet

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Marilyn Ogar, the Deputy Director, Public Relations of the SSS.

What is buzzing in newsrooms in New York, London and other places overseas is the Nigeria Secret Police Details Leaked as reported by the Associated Press. But the Nigerian government and Nigerians don’t seem bothered at all since what might be top secret to the American Press, AP or the BBC is common knowledge on the streets of Lagos, Kano and Abuja, except you are what we call a JJC, Johnny Just Come.

Are we sure that Pfc. Bradley Manning and Julian Paul Assange and company don’t already have this information in the files of WikiLeaks even before the Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati Wal-Jihadl, popularly called Boko Haram posted the personnel records of former and current members of Nigeria's State Security Service (SSS), including home addresses and names of immediate family members on the Internet? But Ms. Marilyn Ogar, the Deputy Director, Public Relations of the SSS should tell us how the dreaded Boko Haram got …

THREE CAPITAL REASONS WHY PEOPLE CHEAT

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THE FOLLOWING THREE REASONS MAKE LOVERS AND SPOUSES CHEAT.

1. INSECURITY.
2. IMMATURITY.
3. INFERIORITY COMPLEX.




New relationships, marriages, and courtships are usually fun and
exciting until something goes wrong.
Being personally violated by a loved one is one of the deepest wounds to
be cut with. You believe something like this will never happen to you until
it does. Please learn that if you are the individual who has been violated,
you did nothing wrong.
When an affair develops those involved may use excuses and untruths to
validate their actions. Also, if exposed or confronted some may not want
to be held accountable for their behavior or pay any consequences. This is
not in every case that is why I am saying only some.
Violated relationships can either dissolve permanently or can mend
over time. For those that mend it takes a lot of time, patience and
understanding. Broken trust is the hardest aspect to earn again.
A very important lesson I am hoping to teach my readers is if yo…

For Ogbonna Amadi: What is Going On?

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Ogbonna Amadi.

For Ogbonna Amadi: What is Going On?

When Hope Obioma Opara woke me up early this morning with the heartrending news of what suddenly happened to Mr. Ogbonna Amadi yesterday, time stood still as I gasped in shock. How could this happen to the charismatic Entertainment Editor of Vanguard Newspaper of Nigeria?

Yes, people die. But sudden and untimely deaths make us to raise eyebrows of shock, because God does not wish anyone to suddenly pass away when He created and wired us to live beyond 70 years as He said His wishes for us are of good and not evil. So, we don’t expect, pray or wish for the worst when God our maker has made us for the best.

That is why the news of sudden death of Ogbonna Amadi has left me angry and sad, because such unfortunate occurrences would have been prevented if we have well equipped and well staffed healthcare centres, clinics and hospitals in every community in Nigeria and if the evil and wicked rogues in government have not misappropriated th…

Genevieve Nnaji is Engaged?

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The hottest rumour in Nigeria's Nollywood is Genevieve Nnaji's Engagement as circulated by gossips and posted on Nairaland. But she is yet to confirm it.







BOOK OF THE MONTH: In Leah's Wake

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In Leah's Wake
Terri Giuliano Long

***Newly Edited by Sara-Jayne Slack, Inspired Quill Press (3/12)
Recipient of the CTRR Award for excellence
2011 Book Bundlz Book PickBook Bundlz Book Club Favorites First Place, (12/11) WINNER Global eBook Awards, Popular Fiction, 2012 WINNER, Literary Fiction - IndieReader Discovery Awards (IRDA), 2012
The Tylers have a perfect life--beautiful home, established careers, two sweet and talented daughters. Their eldest daughter, Leah, an exceptional soccer player, is on track for a prestigious scholarship. Their youngest, Justine, more responsible than seems possible for her 12 years, just wants her sister's approval. With Leah nearing the end of high school and Justine a seemingly together kid, the parents are set to enjoy a peaceful life...until Leah meets Todd, a high school dropout and former roadie for a rock band.
As Leah's parents fight to save their daughter from a world of drugs, sex, and wild parties, their divided approach…

Bond No. 9 Manhattan

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At last! For the sinuous, sensual, billion-megawatt city that never sleeps, an after-hours eau de parfum it can call its own:
Bond No. 9 Manhattan

NEW YORK, August 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Bustling, purposeful, teeming with traffic by day, New York after dark magically transforms into a city of out-and-out, take-no-prisoners seduction. The gourmet restaurants … the unspeakably elegant clubs … the theatre … the late-night tete a tetes all conspire to create a sensual wonderland that finds its very best expression in the local skies above. After dark, they turn a deepest midnight blue, set off by contrast to the billion-kilowatt landscape flickering below. That blue alone is the envy of other city skies everywhere.

Yes, Manhattan, referring specifically to the slender centerpiece island at the gateway to a massive continent on one side and a vast ocean on the other. Manhattan is what’s often meant with the words New York. It refers to Mannahatta, “island of many hills,” the name bestowe…

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Doppelgängers of Famous Hollywood Stars

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These are incredible but awesome resemblances!
Doppelgängers of Adrien Brody, Justin Timberlake, Bruce Willis and Thomas Jacob "Jack" Black.

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A Moët & Chandon for President Goodluck Jonathan

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A Moët & Chandon for President Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria on Monday said he is the most criticized president in the world and the following day his honourable Minister of Power, Prof. Bart Nnaji resigned over airy-fairy tales of corruption in the privatization of dysfunctional Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) and the government cannot tell the anxious and curious citizens the TRUTH in a democracy?
The president says they are dialoguing with the dreaded Boko Haram Islamic terrorist sect, but the sect denies such a dialogue. So, who is fooling whom?

The president gives a regular largess of billions of dollars to their so called ex-militants who have records of armed robbery and murder in the Niger Delta and committed crimes they should have been prosecuted for.
How many people have they liberated in their creeks destroyed by their illegal refining and stealing of crude oil?
Freedom fighters cruising in expensive SUVs and regaling their wives, g…

The Most Criticized President in the World

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The Most Criticized President in the World
Dear Guinness Book of World Records,
Is there a Guinness Book of World Records for The Most Criticized President in the World?
If there is none as I presume, please note that our dear President, the first Nigerian Izon Head of State and first Nigerian President from the Niger Delta of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan has just claimed it by his public declaration on Monday August 27, 2012, at the National Conference of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) in the federal capital of Abuja, Nigeria.
May I ask the Guinness Book of World Records to make the public announcement so that President Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan can have the world press conference for being the official record holder of The Most Criticized President in the World and to receive the official Guinness Book of World Records certificate for his historical feat that even the most vilified African ruler, President Robert Mugabe is yet to achieve.…

Majority of Workers Say Gossip is Most Common Form of Office Politics

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Office Gossip. Photo Credit: Work Relationships.

Unlike many bloggers who cannot tell the difference between gossip and news, we can separate the wheat from the chaff. We have a NO GOSSIP policy, but Psst ... Have You Heard the News About Office Politics?
Do you believe this?

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Majority of Workers Surveyed Cite Gossip as Most Common Form of Office Politics

TORONTO, Aug. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - Politics may be better left outside of the office, a new Robert Half survey suggests. Four in 10 (40 per cent) workers interviewed characterized themselves as "occasional voters" when participating in office politics, limiting their involvement to issues that affect them directly. Another 39 per cent said they are "neutral parties" who stay completely out of the fray.

Although most employees report not being heavily involved in office politics, 56 per cent have observed political maneuverings on the job. Chief among these activities is gossiping, cited by 54 per cen…

Nyasha Matonhodze: The Most Wanted African Supermodel in the World

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16 year old Zimbabwean Nyasha Matonhodze is one of the youngest supermodels in the world. She is currently the most sought after African model. You can see her on the supplement cover of the May edition of British Vogue. She was discovered by Elite International Model Look 2009 (won by Julia Saner) as a contestant for Zimbabwe.


Nyasha Matonhodze has made heads to turn on the runway for Clements Ribeiro, Jonathan Saunders, Loewe, Emanuel Ungaro and Louis Vuitton. She has been featured in Wonderland, V Magazine and Teen Vogue.

She's currently signed with Marilyn Management in New York, and Elite Models in Milan, Paris and London.







South Africans Reveal What Makes Them ‘Click’ Online

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Photo Credit: White African.

South Africans Reveal What Makes Them ‘Click’ Online


Attached please find a press release on: One-fifth of South African consumers state that they have shopped online in the past six months and the most popular choice for online purchasing are movies and music downloads – cited by 44% of...
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