Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Real Girlfriend

The Real Girlfriend

She is honest, but may not be Miss Perfect.
She will tell you the truth no matter what lies others tell you.
She does not tolerate nonsense.
She appreciates you and encourages you to be the best in your field.
She appreciates every gift you give her and also gives you too.
She respects you and your family and she is very proud of you.
She is The Virtuous Woman - Proverbs 31:10-31 and will make a good life partner.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Video: Forbes lists Children International a top charity

Video: Forbes lists Children International a top charity

Kansas City, MO (November 18, 2010) /PRNewswire/ — Forbes magazine recognizes Children International, a U.S.-based humanitarian organization, as a top charity.

In a year when many large national charities are reporting declines in donations, Children International’s income was up over 5% in 2010. The organization attributes the increase to the generosity of American consumers during a difficult economy and their commitment to supporting children living in poverty.

Forbes rated Children International as one of the 200 largest charities based upon three financial efficiency ratios and the trend from 2009. Their survey rated Children International in the following manner:

88% fundraising efficiency
81% charitable commitment
98% donor dependency
During 2010, Children International received more than $146 million in direct public support from 300,000 generous contributors, making it possible for the organization to spend over 82% to effectively change the lives of hundreds of thousands of poor children and their families around the world.

President and CEO of Children International Jim Cook said, “Children International is fortunate to have such dedicated supporters, even in this trying economy. Our donors are committed child advocates and have made it possible for us to be acknowledged by Forbes magazine as a leading charity.”

To help a child living in poverty, visit www.children.org.

About Children International:
Established in 1936, Children International is a humanitarian organization with its headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri. Children International’s programs help more than 335,000 children and their families in 11 countries around the world including Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Zambia, Honduras, India, the Philippines and the United States. For more information about Children International or to sponsor a child, visit www.children.org

Dolores Quinn Kitchin
Public Relations
Children International
Direct: (816) 943-3730
Mobile: (816) 718-0711
Email: dkitchin@children.org

New Tallest Married Couple

The new Tallest Married Couple was announced today in celebration of Guinness World Records Day 2010. Hailing from California, Wayne and Laurie Hallquist stand more than 13 ft 4 in combined. The Guinness World Records 2010 book is available now. Photo Courtesy of Hasain Rasheed / Guinness World Records. NOT FOR ARCHIVE. (PRNewsFoto/Guinness World Records)

18 Nov 2010 10:00 Africa/Lagos

Guinness World Records® Reveals New Tallest Married Couple at the Guinness World Records Museum

Towering More Than 13 Feet 4-Inches Combined, California Natives Take Love to New Heights in Celebration of Guinness World Records Day 2010

NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Guinness World Records, the global authority on record breaking, today announces the new "Tallest Married Couple" at the Guinness World Records Museum in Hollywood, California. The colossal couple - Wayne and Laurie Hallquist from Stockton, California - stand a jaw-dropping 13.44 ft. (407.4 cm). Wayne is a ceiling-grazing, doorway bumping 6 feet 10.4 inches tall and Laurie is an impressive 6 feet 5.95 inches. With a combined height measuring more than 13 feet 4-inches tall, these tall drinks of water really take love to new heights!

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101118/NY04206 )

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101118/NY04206 )

In honor of Guinness World Records Day 2010, an international celebration of record-breaking feats, the new "Tallest Married Couple" will commemorate their new title as well as seven years of monumental marriage in a Guinness World Records ceremony unlike any other. Official adjudicator Stuart Claxton will preside over the couple's astounding achievement and announce the dynamic duo's incredible proportions while presenting the pair with an official Guinness World Records certificate.

"We're excited and proud," declared the statuesque Laurie. "Representing the U.S. in this year's Guinness World Records Day is quite a thrill."

The lofty pair met at a singles gathering hosted by their local Baptist church seven years ago and have been happily married ever since. Wayne currently works as a telecommunications engineer and Laurie, a former women's basketball player at California State University, is a Stockton realtor. The Hallquists collect classic cars, enjoy boating and sleep in a California King size bed measuring 7 ft.! They currently do not have children.


Guinness World Records 2011 was published on September 15th, 2010 and is the latest edition of the world's best-selling copyright book (115 million copies to date). Guinness World Records is the globally-recognized authority on record-breaking achievements.

Some of the top height and marriage-related records include:

* Previous Tallest Married Couple

The previous record-holders for “Tallest Married Couple” were Wilco (Netherlands) and Keisha van Kleef-Bolton (UK) with a combined average height of 13 ft. 3.3 in. (404.7 cm). The couple met after Keisha contacted the UK’s Tall Persons Club in search of a dance partner. Shortly afterward, the tall twosome were married at the All Saints Church in London on November 27, 2001. Guinness World Records recorded the pair’s record at their home in England, on March 18, 2009.

* Tallest Married Couple Ever

Anna Hanen Swan (Canada) (1846–88) was said to be 8 ft. 1 in. (2.46 m) but actually measured 7 ft. 5.5 in. (2.27 m). On June 18, 1871, she married Martin van Buren Bates (USA) (1845–1919) who stood 7 ft. 2.5 in. (2.2 m), making them the tallest married couple on record.

* Tallest American Man Living

The Tallest Living Man in the United States of America is Igor Vovkovinskiy (USA) who measured 7 ft. 8.33 in. (2.34 m) at The Dr. Oz Show in New York, New York, USA on May 18, 2010.

* Tallest Man Living

The tallest man living is Sultan Kosen (Turkey, b. December 10, 1982) who measured 8 ft. 1 in. (246.5 cm) in Ankara, Turkey, on February 11, 2009. Sultan is also the record holder for the largest feet on a living person.

* Tallest Man Ever

The tallest man in medical history for whom there is irrefutable evidence is Robert Pershing Wadlow (USA) (born 6:30 a.m. at Alton, Illinois, USA on February 22, 1918), who when last measured on June 27, 1940, was found to be 8 ft. 11.1 in. (2.72 m) tall. Wadlow died at 1:30 a.m. on July 15, 1940 in a hotel in Manistee, Michigan, as a result of a septic blister on his right ankle caused by a brace, which had been poorly fitted only a week earlier.

* Tallest Woman Living

Yao Defen (China) recorded an average height of 7 ft. 7 in. (233.3 cm) when last documented. There is evidence that suggests she may still be growing, as a portion of tumor remains on her pituitary gland, the organ that regulates the production of growth hormone. She was born on July 15, 1972 in Liuan, Anhui, Shucheng, China.

* Tallest Woman Ever

Zeng Jinlian (China) (b. June 26, 1964) of Yujiang village in the Bright Moon Commune, Hunan Province, measured 8 ft. 1.75 in. (2.48 m) when she died on February 13, 1982. This figure represented her height with assumed normal spinal curvature because she suffered from severe scoliosis (curvature of the spine) and could not stand up straight. She began to grow abnormally from the age of four months and stood 5 ft. 1.5 in. (1.56 m) before her fourth birthday and 7 ft. 1.5 in. (2.17 m) when she was 13.

* Greatest Height Differential – Married Couple

Fabien Pretou (France) (b. June 15, 1968) who stood at 6 ft. 2 in. (188.5 cm) married Natalie Lucius (France) (b. January 19, 1966) measuring 3 ft. 1 in. (94 cm) tall at Seyssinet-Pariset, France on April 14, 1990, a height difference of 37 in. (94.5 cm).

* Shortest Married Couple

Douglas Maistre Breger da Silva (b. September 21, 1969) and Claudia Pereira Rocha (b. September 6, 1972) (both Brazil) when married on the October 27, 1998, in Curitiba, Brazil, measured 35 in. (90 cm) and 36 in. (93 cm) respectively.

* Longest Marriage - Living Couple

Herbert Fisher (USA, b. June 10, 1905) and Zelmyra Fisher (USA, b. December 10, 1907) were married on May 13, 1924 in North Carolina, USA. They had been married 84 years 50 days as of June 1, 2008.

* Oldest Married Couple - Aggregate Age

Karl Delven (Norway, b. August 31, 1897) married Gudrun Haug (Norway, b. October 14, 1900) at Hole, Norway, on June 4, 1927. They remained married until Gudrun's death on April 24, 2004. At this time Gudrun was aged 103 years 193 days and Karl was 106 years 237 days - an aggregate age of 210 years 65 days.

About Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records is the universally recognized authority on record-breaking achievement. First published in 1955, the annual Guinness World Records book is published in more than 100 countries and 25 languages and is one of the highest-selling books under copyright of all time with more than 3 million copies sold annually across the globe. Guinness World Records celebrated its 50th anniversary edition in 2004, a year after the sale of its 100 millionth copy. Guinness World Records also annually publishes the Gamer's Edition; a records book devoted solely to the world of computer gaming and high score record achievements.

SOURCE Guinness World Records

CONTACT: Jamie Panas or Sara Wilcox, Guinness World Records, press@guinnessworldrecords.com; Brian Reinert (brian_reinert@bhimpact.com) or Mark Karges (mark_karges@bhimpact.com), Bender/Helper Impact, +1-212-689-6360

Prince William Presents Kate Middleton with Princess Diana's Engagement Ring

16 Nov 2010 20:36 Africa/Lagos

Prince William Presents Kate Middleton with Princess Diana's Engagement Ring

Reproduction now offered by The Natural Sapphire Company

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Natural Sapphire Company would like to congratulate Prince William and Kate Middleton on their long awaited engagement.

Prince William has chosen to keep with royal tradition and presented Ms. Middleton with Princess Diana's blue sapphire engagement ring. The famous diamond halo setting of her oval blue sapphire became an iconic design in the jewelry world when it was first given to Princess Diana by Prince Charles. Prince William and Kate Middleton have not selected a wedding date yet, but rumors are swirling about the spring or summer of 2011.

The Natural Sapphire Company – Princess Diana Mounting. (PRNewsFoto/The Natural Sapphire Company)

The Natural Sapphire Company – Princess Diana. (PRNewsFoto/The Natural Sapphire Company)

Evan Guttman, CIO of The Natural Sapphire Company comments, "We have been receiving a number of phone calls and emails inquiring about blue sapphires and the design of Princess Diana's engagement ring."

The Natural Sapphire Company currently offers a reproduction setting of Princess Diana's engagement ring.


The setting can be custom created to fit with any sapphire shape and size. It is the perfect engagement ring for any fiance's finger.

The Natural Sapphire Company is a 70-year-old gem cutting company that specializes in fine sapphires. Sapphires have grown in popularity as non-diamond alternatives for engagement rings in recent years. Blue sapphires now stand as one of the most popular gemstones for engagement rings, second only to diamonds. The most popular sapphires are blue, but they are found in all colors including the popular shades of pink and yellow. The most rare sapphire color is "padparadscha," a pinkish-orange tone.

The Natural Sapphire Company has the largest collection of natural untreated sapphires in the world. You can visit them online at: http://www.TheNaturalSapphireCompany.com

SOURCE The Natural Sapphire Company

CONTACT: Evan Guttman, +1-212-869-1165, Evan@TheNaturalSapphireCompany.com
Web Site: http://www.thenaturalsapphirecompany.com

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

24/7 NIGERIA on Song

I have been very busy on my 24 hours news and information portal 24/7 NIGERIA launched last summer. 24/7 Nigeria was hacked within a month, but I thank God it was restored by my Ukrainian webmaster Pavel who is a genius. The site has become the most appreciated Nigerian website on WordPress with overwhelming commendations from hundreds of visitors and over one million unique visits within only four months. My target is to have 1 million visits daily and 30 million monthly before next summer. You should visit 24/7 Nigeria if you have not done so. It is really challenging to be the creator and owner and also exciting for me.

Lest we forget, I am also the Editor of Supple Magazine Online edition on www.supplemagazine.org, and Pavel customized the template for the premier film festivals and movie info site in Africa.

With my kisses and roses,
Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima
The Rhema of His Love.