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Stan Lee Gets Lifetime Achievement Award at 2012 Savannah Film Festival

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Comic book legend Stan Lee accepts the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 15th annual Savannah Film Festival, presented by SCAD.

SAVANNAH, Ga., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Comic book legend Stan Lee received a Lifetime Achievement Award Oct. 30 at the 15th annual Savannah Film Festival, presented by the Savannah College of Art and Design, for his co-creation of iconic characters such as Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, the Avengers and the Fantastic Four.

Upon accepting the award, Lee said, "First of all, I want to thank you for your taste, your judgment, your acumen in deciding to award this to me. I've heard so many acceptance speeches in my life, and I've made so many acceptance speeches, that I just made up my mind that I wasn't going to do the usual 'thank you very much, I don't deserve it but I'm very grateful.' I deserve it 100 percent."

Lee attended the festival for the screening of "The Amazing Spider-Man" Oct. 31 and…

Miranda Kerr's Steamy Spread

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Miranda is Esquire UK's "Sexiest Woman Alive


Victoria’s Secret Angel Miranda Kerr was named Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive 2012 for the UK version of the magazine, an honor that went to Mila Kunis in the US.








Guess How Much I Love You

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Guess How Much I Love You.

~ Sam McBratney



" I love you right up to the moon - and back."
The story of Little and Big Nutbrown Heres' efforts to express their love for each other has become a publishing phenomenon,
selling more than 18 million copies worldwide.
First published nearly 15years ago, this lovely new edition is one that children will ask for time and again.


Love is not an easy thing to measure. Will Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare find a way to describe how great their feelings are for each other? This charming miniature paperback edition of the bestselling Guess How Much I Love You comes with a matching envelope and an attractive bookplate with space for a personal message, and can be sent using a first-class postage stamp.








For Kids in Africa, A New Way To Learn

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In the remote village of Adeiso, Ghana, when a bright child such as 14-year-old Emefa asks for something new to read, the answer is usually, “Maybe, in a few years, if the shipment arrives, there will be something.” This is typical of sub-Saharan Africa, where lack of access to books is one of the biggest limiting factors for a child’s future.

But because of new technology, this may be changing.
That’s the hope of Worldreader, a non-profit organization devoted to using Kindles to bring books—and the life-changing, power-creating ideas within them—to all in the developing world. “We are working in a part of the world where there are no books,” says Susan Moody of Worldreader. “With Kindles, you go from empty libraries and children unable to get their hands on reading material, to suddenly being able to carry a library around with them in their hand.”

Why Kindles? Susan explains: “The Kindle is a device that was made for you and me to use on the bus and at night in our beds, but it’s …

10 Books Every Child Should Own

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A Wrinkle in Time. SPECIAL 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION. (Macmillan) Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type (Simon & Schuster) Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Abrams) Eating the Alphabet (Houghton Mifflin) Green Eggs and Ham (Random House) Guess How Much I Love You (Candlewick Press) Martin's Big Words (Disney Publishing Worldwide) The Snowy Day SPECIAL 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION. (Puffin) To Kill a Mockingbird. SPECIAL 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION. (Hachette) Where the Wild Things Are. (HarperCollins)





31 Oct 2012 15:04 Africa/Lagos
Ten Books Every Child Should Own
Public Invited to Choose Which Iconic Children's Book Should Be Given to Kids in Need Through First Book

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First Book, a nonprofit that provides new, high-quality books to children from low-income families, is asking the public to choose which iconic children's title they will give away as their 100 millionth book in November.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101214/DC1731…

Wedding Photo of the Month

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Photograph via moctodtidderptth on Reddit.








"You Really Shouldn't Say 'I Love You' Unless You Mean It" - Jessica - Age 8

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This is by a fellow traveller Ladan Lashkari.

A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds: "What does love mean?"

The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined. See what you think...


"When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love."

~ Rebecca - age 8


"When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth."

~ Billy - age 4


"Love is what makes you smile when you're tired."

~ Terri - age 4


"Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK."

~ Danny - age 7


"Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more. My Mo…

Red Carpet Fashion Highlights at the Record Breaking Skyfall Premiere

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Bond girls Naomie Harris and Berenice Marlohe steal the show at Skyfall royal world premiere red carpet. Kathi Urban reports. James Bond epic Skyfall starring Daniel Craig as 007 for a third time is the TALK OF THE TOWN as it broke the previous records of any James Bond movie in the UK Box Office weekend with £20.1 million ($32.2 million) which is the biggest opening weekend for any of the 23 Bond films and second only to Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows - Part 2 in UK Box Office history, which took £23m in its first weekend in Britain. Skyfall has made over $78.6 million so far from 6,354 locations in 25 markets overseas. Daniel Craig and Berenice Marlohe arriving for the Royal World Premeire of Skyfall at the Royal Albert Hall, London. TALK OF THE TOWN is the first in West Africa to bring you the exclusive highlights on the red carpet with Daniel Craig and Berenice Marlohe arriving for the Royal World Premeire of Skyfall at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Enjoy!���…

The Most Extreme Tattoos in the World

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Photo gallery of the most extreme tattoos in the world that will blow your mind.
( BORIS ROESSLER/AFP/Getty Images )


Click here to see all 102 photos of extreme tattoos.








Alhaji Barack Hussein Obama

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An old photo of President Barack Obama and his wife First Lady Michelle Obama and a woman. Courtesy of Judy Leefe Miller.








Omotosho's Man On Ground for Colours of the Nile Film Festival

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Akin Omotosho.

Nigerian-born South African actor and director Akin Omotosho's thriller Man On Ground is one of the major highlights of the Best of the Fest category at the inaugural Colours of the Nile International Film Festival (CNIFF) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 7-11 November 2012, introducing the best of African cinema to African audiences. The festival will screen 58 titles, all of which will be African, East African or Ethiopian premieres.
The Colours of the Nile International Film Festival is organized by Blue Nile Film and Television Academy and the Ethiopian Filmmakers Association.


The Best of the Fest selection will showcase critically acclaimed films dealing with Africa.

Films in competition come from Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Mali, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, and Tunisia.




London broker Ade's investigations into his missing brother's whereabouts lead him to the townships of Johannesburg. Whe…

The Rape of A Woman in An Uncompleted Building in Nigeria

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This is a video of an unidentified woman being raped in an uncompleted building at an unknown location in Nigeria sent to Nigerians Report yesterday Monday October 29, 2012, to expose the rapists whose faces are clearly shown and their voices are audible. The dialect is similar to the native dialect of people from Edo State in south southern Nigeria.

The adults only video is on Kisses 'n' Roses.
View the video and see if you can identify the rapists?
PS: THE VIDEO HAS BEEN REMOVED BY GOOGLE FOR BEING TOO OFFENSIVE.
But the cases of brutal rapes have worsened in Nigeria with three girls raped to death in three different states in Nigeria.

LATEST NEWS ON RAPE IN NIGERIA:

She Was Drugged, Raped and Fired from Nigerian Air Force for Speaking Out.

*Detained in cell with lunatic, chained to hospital bed
*Starved for days to make me not expose my Air officer-rapist
By Egufe Yafugorhi
 http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/12/how-i-was-drugged-raped-fired-from-air-force/

11-year-old housemaid ra…