Friday, March 31, 2017

Mr. President and The First Lady Are Proud New Parents…Again!



Mr. President & The First Lady Are Proud New Parents…Again!
A Bald Eagle Nest in Washington DC just got a little bit smaller…


WASHINGTON, March 31, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of thousands of people were glued to their computers and mobile devices this week watching two tiny Bald Eaglets hatch LIVE on the Internet via the DC Eagle Cam.

Bald Eagle parents Mr. President & The First Lady welcomed their first eaglet into the world on March 29 and their second eaglet just a day later. These 24/7, live-streaming cameras are operated by the non-profit American Eagle Foundation on dceaglecam.org.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Poster of the Alpha Male


There is no confusion on the definition of the real and true Alpha Male. And there is not need for any essay or thesis on the analysis of an Alpha Male.

Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima with famous Nigerian actress and role model of Dignity, Integrity and Nobility in Corporate Nigeria, Dame Taiwo Ajai-Lycett who taught me the unique qualities of the Alpha Male from when I was only 15.


My poster at the top says it all.

√ He is a faithful Leader.
√ He is not a Liar.
√ He respects and protects women, regardless of class, creed or race.
√ He follows the Golden Rules of Dignity, Integrity and Nobility as the canon of his life.

Any man who cheats and lies can never be an Alpha Male.
Any man who is a bully can never be an Alpha Male.
Any man who cannot protect and respect women cannot be an Alpha Male.
Any man without principles of dignity, integrity and nobility cannot be an Alpha Male.

~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima,
https://www.amazon.com/author/ekenyerengozimichaelchima.

Elizabeth Arden Signs Reese Witherspoon As Storyteller-in-Chief


Elizabeth Arden Signs Reese Witherspoon As Storyteller-in-Chief
Academy Award Winning Actress and Entrepreneur Partners with World Renowned Beauty Brand


 NEW YORK, March 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Elizabeth Arden announced today that it has signed entrepreneur and critically acclaimed, Academy Award winning actress Reese Witherspoon as the brand's Storyteller-in-Chief.  In this multi-faceted role, Reese will help to shape the brand's narrative, through its advertising campaigns and marketing programs, with a strong focus on Elizabeth Arden's digital strategy and engagement.

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Marriott Rewards Premieres Season One of "Six Days, Seven Nights," the First Original Snapchat Video Series From the Travel Industry



Marriott Rewards Premieres Season One of "Six Days, Seven Nights," the First Original Snapchat Video Series From the Travel Industry

BETHESDA, Md., March 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The next generation of travelers are passionate, inquisitive and social, sharing more than 400 million Snaps each day (source) on Snapchat. Starting tomorrow with the launch of "Six Days, Seven Nights," Marriott Rewards, an award-winning loyalty program from Marriott International, Inc., is introducing Snapchat devotees to its broad portfolio of world-class properties and the vast benefits of loyalty. The new, four-part original series "Six Days, Seven Nights" was created specifically for the fastest growing social media network.

"There are a million reasons to travel and thousands of great places to visit, and we have incredible properties in just about any destination our guests want to go," says Amanda Moore, Senior Director, Social & Digital Marketing, Loyalty. "Six Days, Seven Nights introduces the Snapchat audience to the places, properties, people and program benefits that fuel our member's experiences while traveling the world."


Each three-minute "snapisode," which is partially filmed using Snapchat Spectacles, enables viewers to explore new destinations, cultures, communities and amazing properties through the lens of top social media influencers, Tom Jauncey of Beautiful Destinations, Diipa Khosla, Sara Hopkins and Jen Levinson. In episode one, Jen Levinson, a notoriously picky eater, sets out to broaden her palate and discovered the best food Berlin offers, from currywurst to frog legs.

Marriott Rewards Premieres Season One of "Six Days, Seven Nights," the First Original Snapchat Video Series From the Travel Industry.

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What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky


The current talk of the town in the book world is Nigerian born writer, Lesley Nneka Arimah's What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky: Stories.


Named one of the most anticipated books of 2017 by Buzzfeed, Time Magazine, Elle, the  Chicago Tribune, the Boston Globe, the Millions, Nylon, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune and Electric Literature

A dazzlingly accomplished debut collection explores the ties that bind parents and children, husbands and wives, lovers and friends to one another and to the places they call home.

In “Who Will Greet You at Home,” a National Magazine Award finalist for The New Yorker, A woman desperate for a child weaves one out of hair, with unsettling results. In “Wild,” a disastrous night out shifts a teenager and her Nigerian cousin onto uneasy common ground. In "The Future Looks Good," three generations of women are haunted by the ghosts of war, while in "Light," a father struggles to protect and empower the daughter he loves. And in the title story, in a world ravaged by flood and riven by class, experts have discovered how to "fix the equation of a person" - with rippling, unforeseen repercussions.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Wilhelmina Adds Nicki Minaj, Undisputed Queen of Rap To Celebrity Division

Nicki Minaj in Alexander McQueen.

Wilhelmina adds Nicki Minaj, undisputed Queen of Rap, to Celebrity Division
   
NEW YORK, March 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Wilhelmina, the world's leading talent and model management agency, is pleased to announce renowned recording artist Nicki Minaj as the newest addition to its successful Celebrity Division. Ms. Minaj joins Wilhelmina after making history for the most Billboard Hot 100 hits of any female artist in chart history.

Minaj, a six-time American Music Award winner, ten-time BET Award Winner, three-time MTV VMA winner, and ten-time Grammy Award nominee, joins Wilhelmina's diverse roster of emerging and established talent.

Wilhelmina will drive Minaj's influence in the fashion and beauty space through world-class styling, editorials, carefully curated campaigns, and endorsement deals with the agency's large global network of top clients.

"We're thrilled to work alongside Nicki Minaj and her team. She is a style pioneer and an icon," said Bill Wackermann, Wilhelmina's CEO.

"I love the synergy between my music and how it inspires my fashion," said Nicki Minaj. "My message is always about celebrating your own style. I'm thrilled and honored to have signed with Wilhelmina. They get me."

About Wilhelmina International, Inc. (NASDAQ: WHLM):
Wilhelmina, and its other subsidiaries, is an international full-service fashion model and talent management service, specializing in the representation and management of leading models, celebrities, artists, photographers, athletes, and content creators. Established in 1967 by fashion model Wilhelmina Cooper, Wilhelmina is one of the oldest and largest fashion model management companies in the world. Wilhelmina, a publicly traded company, is headquartered in New York, and since its founding, has grown to include operations in Los Angeles, Miami, London and Chicago. Wilhelmina also owns Aperture, a talent and commercial agency located in New York and Los Angeles. For more information, please visitwww.wilhelmina.comand follow @WilhelminaModels.

SOURCE Wilhelmina International, Inc.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

IMAX and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Announce Groundbreaking Virtual Reality Blockbuster Content Deal



IMAX and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Announce Groundbreaking Virtual Reality Blockbuster Content Deal

Companies to Develop Three Highly Immersive and Interactive VR Experiences Including Justice League and Aquaman for IMAX VR Centres and other VR Platforms


LAS VEGAS, March 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment today announced a new virtual reality co-financing and production agreement to develop and release three premium, interactive VR experiences based on some of Warner Bros. Pictures' most highly anticipated upcoming blockbuster films, including Justice League, Aquaman and a third experience that has yet to be announced. The companies plan to launch one experience each year – beginning with Justice League VR in late 2017 – with all to receive an exclusive window in IMAX VR centres before being made available to other VR platforms, including in-home and mobile offerings.

We Hear Wedding Bells!

HAPPILY EVER AFTER
In a cosy Cotswold town, Beth, Lindy and Rachel decide to go into business together, organising affordable (yet beautiful) vintage weddings. As their business takes off, so do their love lives, with romance waiting just round the corner…Reading a Katie Fforde novel is like catching up with a best friend, and this one is no exception. It’s fun, entertaining and had us welling up at the more moving parts. A complete joy to read.

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Omoni Oboli's “Okafor’s Law” Copyright Infringement and the Rest of Us


Omoni Oboli's “Okafor’s Law” Copyright Infringement and the Rest of Us

The talk of the town in Nollywood is how a court injunction stopped the Nigerian premiere of Mrs. Omoni Oboli's movie "Okafor's Law" last Friday, following a lawsuit against it for copyright infringement by Canada based Nigerian screenwriter and filmmaker, Mr. Jude Idada, winner of AMAA best screenplay award, ANAA prize for Drama, Goethe Institut AfrikaProjekt prize and the first runner up of the NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature.


Nigerians know how to cheat and lie; steal and kill and still use the name of Almighty God to fool the ignorant and gullible people.

Production Begins On "White Boy Rick"


Production Begins On "White Boy Rick"
NEWCOMER RICHIE MERRITT STARS AS RICHARD "WHITE BOY RICK" WERSHE JR.

MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY IS RICK WERSHE SR.

STARRING JENNIFER JASON LEIGH, BRUCE DERN, JONATHAN MAJORS, PIPER LAURIE, BEL POWLEY, RORY COCHRANE, BRIAN TYREE HENRY, YG, RJ CYLER, TAYLOUR PAIGE, AND KYANNA SIMONE SIMPSON

DIRECTED BY YANN DEMANGE

CULVER CITY, Calif., March 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Principal photography has begun on the Studio 8 drama, "White Boy Rick", which is being produced by LBI Entertainment and Protozoa Pictures. Based on true events, "White Boy Rick" is set in 1980s Detroit at the height of the crack epidemic and the War on Drugs, and tells the moving story of a blue-collar father and his teenage son, who became an undercover informant and later a drug dealer, before he was dropped by his handlers and sentenced to life in prison.

Campbell Street on Lagos Island in Nigeria



Campbell Street on Lagos Island in Nigeria


Campbell Street on the Lagos Island of Lagos, Africa's largest megacity is famous for the popular St. Nicholas Hospital and Guaranty Trust Bank. The street connects to the Church Mission Street of the Holy Cross Cathedral, Lagos City Hall and King's College and connects to the Lawson Street of the Lion's Building of the Nigeria Police Force and to Broad Street of Island Maternity, General Hospital, Western House and Freedom Park.

Produced and Directed by Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, author of Lagos in Motion: Sights and Sounds of Africa's Largest Megacity.
A Production of Screen Naija YouTube.
©2017.Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima. All copyrights reserved. No copying, duplication, republication and reproduction of the content in any format of media without the approval and permission of the copyright owners.


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Jazzhole: for the Best Books, Hot Music and Rendezvous for Romance


Jazzhole: for the Best Books,  Hot Music and Rendezvous for Romance

168 Awolowo Road
Lagos, Nigeria.

Jazzhole is the heart and soul for romantic lovers of awesome books on life, love and travel and has one largest collections of both fantastic contemporary and classic music of Afrobeat, Highlife, Jazz, Rhythm and Blues, Juju, Rap and Hip hop with a cool restaurant.

Olakunle Tejuoso, CEO of Jazzhole Nigeria.


Jazzhole is an extension of the famous Glendora Bookstores in Lagos, Africa's largest megacity.
Jazzhole also hosts live musical shows, performance poetry, drama and film shows.
"An oasis of calm in the mile-a-minute city, sip tea in the lovely cafe and get cultural lessons from the proprietor – ask to see his own book about Abeokuta. Special events and performances go on in the evenings," said Lonely Planet.


Friday, March 24, 2017

8 Out of 10 Women Feel They Have Not Reached Their Full Potential

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Eight Out Of Ten Women Feel They Have Not Reached Their Full Potential

   
Special K® U.N. Foundation's Girl Up program team up to educate women about that strength gap

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., March 23, 2017  /PRNewswire/ -- Girls and women around the world view inner strength as important as happiness – and those two qualities are nearly two times more significant than physical beauty and wealth. Yet, eight out of 10 women feel they have not reached their full potential, according to new global research conducted and published by Special K®.1 This startling statistic represents the "strength gap" – recognized as the difference between how strong women feel (from the inside out) vs. how strong she could be, or her potential.

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Stories of Pastor E. A. Adeboye Now in Amazon Kindle


The amazing new book of the awesome testimonies of Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye , General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), "Stories of Pastor E.A. Adeboye: The Power of Testimony" is now available in Amazon Kindle edition.

About the Kindle Edition
Length: 306 pages
Word Wise: Enabled
Screen Reader: Supported
Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled

Description
Pastor E. A. Adeboye, a man revered by millions across the world as a true man of God, is a great believer in the power of testimony. He himself is a living testimony of the power of God. His sermons always contain stories about how people have experienced the power of Our Lord Jesus Christ in their lives. This book is a collection of those testimonies, which reads like his biography right from his birth in Ifewara in strange circumstances to the present moment.

The subjects covered include: The RCCG, Testimonies on Faith, Salvation, Miracles, Marriage, Fruit of the womb, Temptation, Unforgiveness, the dark world of Power and Principalities amongst many others.
Mixed in with them is the fascinating story of Pastor Adeboye himself and how, having been born again, he rose from debilitating depravation to become the famous and much-loved leader of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, which has massive presence in 192 countries.
A must-read account of an amazing man and his lifelong devotion to spreading the Word of God!

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This book of some of the testimonies of one of the greatest servants of God in this generation is worth reading and learning from. I recommend it very highly.”
~ Professor Yemi Osinbajo (Pastor Prof.)
Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.




Calvin Klein SS17 Film for American Classics Fashion Campaign



Calvin Klein SS17 Film


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Directed by Julian Klincewicz, who captured the cast of Spring’s American Classics campaign close to home in a series of impressionistic videos. From Sitges, Spain, to Queens, Brooklyn, and Birmingham, Alabama, Klincewicz’s Super 8 portraits offer an intimate, off-duty glimpse of his subjects.

Janelle Monáe and Pat McGrath Among Nominees for 2017 CFDA Awards


Janelle Monáe and celebrated British make-up artist, Pat McGrath MBE, called the most influential make-up artist in the world by Vogue magazine are among top nominees for the 2017 annual CFDA Fashion Awards, which are set for June 5 at the Hammerstein Ballroom, Manhattan Center Studios at 311 West 34th Street in Manhattan in New York City, USA.


RAF Simons.

Categories and Nominees:

Womenswear Designer of the Year: Raf Simons for Calvin Klein, Lazaro Hernandez and Jack Mccollough for Proenza Schouler, Marc Jacobs, Mary-Kate and Ashely Olsen for The Row.

Menswear Designer of the Year: Raf Simons for Calvin Klein, Robert Geller, Thom Browne, Tim Coppens, and Todd Snyder.

Accessories Designer of the Year: Stuart Vevers for Coach, Irene Neuwirth, Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel for Mansur Gavriel, Paul Andrew, and Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row.
Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent: Laura Vassar and Kris Brock for Brock Collection, Gabriela Hearst, Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia for Monse, Virgil Abloh for Off-White, Sander Lak for Sies Marjan

Swarovski Award for Positive Change: Kenneth Cole.

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Rick Owens.

Founders Award: Pat McGrath.

International Award: Demna Gvasalia for Vetements and Balenciaga.

Fashion Icon Award: Franca Sozzani.

Board of Directors' Tribute: Cecile Richards, Gloria Steinem, and Janelle Monae

About the CFDA Awards

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SWAROVSKI
Each June, the international fashion community honors the best and brightest in American design at the CFDA Fashion Awards. Founded in 1981, they are the highest honor in fashion and recognize the outstanding contributions made to American fashion in womenswear, menswear, and accessories as well as journalism, creative vision, personal style, and lifetime achievement. Additionally, the CFDA celebrates emerging design talent in womenswear, menswear and accessory design with the Swarovski Award.

Nominations for each award category are submitted by the CFDA Fashion Awards Guild, an invitation-only network made up of the 500+ members of the CFDA, along with top fashion retailers, journalists, stylists and influencers. The nominees, as well as recipients of the honorary awards are ratified by the CFDA Board of Directors. The Guild also votes for the winners for Womenswear, Menswear and Accessory Designer of the Year, as well as three Swarovski Awards for emerging talent.

About CFDA


The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc. (CFDA) is a not-for-profit trade association, founded in 1962, whose membership consists of more than 500 of America’s foremost womenswear, menswear, jewelry and accessory designers.

The CFDA foundation, Inc. is a separate not-for-profit organization, which was created to raise funds for charity and industry activities.

In addition to hosting the annual CFDA Fashion Awards, the trade organization owns the Fashion Calendar and stages New York Fashion Week: Men’s.

Best Fashion Styles for 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

60% of Online Population Reads Books Either Daily or at Least Once a Week [GfK Study]


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


Top 10 Internet Users By Country in the World

1. China
721,434,547

2. India
462,124,989

3. U.S.
286,942,362

4. Brazil
139,111,185

5. Japan
115,111,595

6. Russia
102,258,256

7. Nigeria
86,219,965

8. Germany
71,016,605

9. U.K.
60,273,385

10. Mexico
58,016,997.

Source
Internet Live Statistics.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Shay Mitchell Continues On As the Face Of Bioré® Skincare in 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.”

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