Friday, July 29, 2011

Introducing Celine Dion Signature Fragrance


The Celine Dion Signature print advertising campaign was shot by renowned photographer Peter Lindbergh.

Introducing Celine Dion Signature

New York, NY (July 28, 2011) /PRNewswire/ — Coty Inc. announces an iconic new fragrance, Celine Dion Signature, launching worldwide in September 2011. Developed as an ode to Celine’s power to connect and inspire through her music, this timeless scent is the latest addition to the Celine Dion portfolio of fragrances. Since its introduction in 2003, the Celine Dion Fragrance House has continually remained a top performer in major markets across North America and Europe.



“Celine Dion is a signature icon. Her extraordinary ability to move and connect emotionally with her fans has played a major role in the global success of her fragrance franchise,” says Steve Mormoris, Senior Vice President Global Marketing at Coty Beauty. “This fragrance is the ultimate olfactive expression of Celine’s inspiring presence and innate charisma that continue to captivate audiences all over the world.”

Celine Dion’s iconic, powerful music crosses generations and transcends language, forming lasting bonds with people around the world. Through her power to connect and inspire, she holds a singular place in her fans’ hearts which is reflected in her classic new scent, Signature.

“My music provides me with a wonderful creative outlet to express my feelings and share these emotions with my fans,” explains Celine. “Creating the Signature fragrance allows me to reach my fans in a completely different, yet very personal way.”
A SIGNATURE SCENT

Celine Dion Signature is an elegant, classic scent with modern appeal by Firmenich perfumer Ilias Ermenidis.

Top Notes: Mimosa Blossom, Pink Lady Apple, Juicy Guava
Middle Notes: Indian Jasmine, Rose Essence, Magnolia Blossom
Bottom Notes: Sensual Musk, Amberwood, Sandalwood
ICONIC PACKAGING

Celine’s iconic silhouette is etched into the bottle in relief, creating a stunning visual signature that evokes her everlasting appeal. The packaging is a reflection of Celine’s own classic elegance. Celine Dion Signature will be available in September 2011 at mass merchandisers and drug outlets in the United States and Europe.

www.celinedionbeauty.com

About Coty Inc.

Coty was created in Paris in 1904 by François Coty who is credited with founding the modern fragrance industry. Today, Coty Inc. is a recognized leader in global beauty with annual net sales of nearly $4 billion. Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, passion, innovation and creativity, Coty Inc. has developed an unrivaled portfolio of notable brands and delivers its innovative products to consumers in 90 markets worldwide.

For additional information about Coty Inc., please visit www.coty.com.



Click here to order Celine Dion Signature Fragrance now


Monday, July 25, 2011

Please, Keep Searching Until You Find Her



You still want to wonder why single guys still flirt and are serial daters?
Not all of them are insatiable players or sex addicts.

Many of them are still searching for their missing rib and with millions of ribs to choose from, many of them do get confused while searching.
Do you know that majority of the Nigerian guys on Facebook spend more time searching for girlfriends than other things?
Believe it or not, I have seen young upwardly mobile Nigerian men rushing to Google and searching for single girls to date and mate and American sugar mummies for green card marriages.

In fact, the majority of the millions of jobless Nigerians go online to search for jobs and girlfriends at the same time.
They search for girlfriends for consolation for their depression.
To many of them sex is antidepressant, but as experts always say; jobless guys with jobless girlfriends only worsen their state of depression with the excess baggage of these expendable liabilities.

But to the bachelors who have jobs, there is absolute nothing wrong in searching Google, Yahoo, Facebook or other websites for romantic adventures to get hooked or hitched. But beware of fake profiles and getting scammed by desperate Nigerian girls who have made romance scams their profession and for their meal tickets and many of them even send emails saying they saw your profile on Nairaland!
With desperate Nigerian girls, anything goes.

Well, this could be a summer to love when you find her, so please, keep searching.
It is never too late to find your true love.


~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima



Sunday, July 24, 2011

Tony Bennett Speaks on the Passing of Amy Winehouse


Tony Bennett is the last person to work with Amy Winehouse.

23 Jul 2011 21:55 Africa/Lagos

Tony Bennett Statement on the Passing of Amy Winehouse

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, July 23, 2011

NEW YORK, July 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Singer Tony Bennett, who recorded the classic pop standard "Body And Soul" with Amy Winehouse at Abbey Road Studios in London this past March, made the following statement upon news of her passing:

"Amy Winehouse was an artist of immense proportions and I am deeply saddened to learn of her tragic passing. She was an extraordinary musician with a rare intuition as a vocalist and I am truly devastated that her exceptional talent has come to such an early end. She was a lovely and intelligent person and when we recorded together she gave a soulful and extraordinary performance. I was honored to have the opportunity to sing with her. It had been my sincere hope that she would be able to overcome the issues she was battling and I send my deepest sympathy to her father Mitchell, her entire family and all of those who loved her."

SOURCE RPM/Columbia Records

CONTACT: For Tony Bennett: Fran DeFeo, Columbia Records, +1-212-833-5784, Fran.defeo@sonymusic.com


Saturday, July 23, 2011

There Are Three Things That Are Too Amazing For Me, Fourth I Do Not Understand



There Are Three Things That Are Too Amazing For Me, Fourth I Do Not Understand


18 “There are three things that are too amazing for me,
four that I do not understand:
19 the way of an eagle in the sky,
the way of a snake on a rock,
the way of a ship on the high seas,
and the way of a man with a young woman.


~ Proverbs 30:18-19 (New International Version)

Life is still an unsolved mystery to me even though I still believe in God.

Proverbs 30: 18-19 is perhaps one of my most favourite verses from the Holy Bible.

Like why an 18 year old maiden should be so passionate about an older man who can actually father her?
And why Amy Winehouse should be dead at 27 and the autopsy may not have a clue, except that she died from the lung disease emphysema .
I fear that she has been consumed by the fears and tears of the agonies of the ironies of life.

Hunger is eating up the poor children in Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya while children in America and other developed nations are over fed and obese.

I try as much as I can to welcome young and old people I meet in this journey of life and do my best to truly care and share the best values and virtues of life with everyone who is patient enough to listen and learn without grudges.

There is no time to hate.
For all hated ends in waste.

Love bears no grudges.
Love is the greatest gift of life.


Are you a Lover, Pander or Trader?


Photo Credit: Drea is Peeved.


Are you a Lover, Pander or Trader?

Yes. My dear, this is hard question and we cannot ignore it lest we fool ourselves.

Let us stop playing this silly games of fools in love.
For as fools lie, so fools die.
But life is more worthy than just lying and dying like dogs.

Are you a Lover, Pander or Trader?

Lest we continue to fool ourselves, let us look in the mirror and tell ourselves the truth in our relationship.
Of course, It is really cool and fanciful to say “I am in relationship” or “In open relationship” and call ourselves boyfriends and girlfriends, but the fact is many of those claiming to be lovers are actually panders or traders!

How are you panders or traders and not lovers?
Why are you doing what you are doing for your so called boyfriend or girlfriend?
Why are you giving her or him things in cash and kind?
Is it not pandering or trading for something in exchange or return?
Are you not actually doing it or paying her for something?
Why do most of them expect something in cash and kind for being your “girlfriend”?
You are paying the bills for dating her?
In a true loving relationship, love is a gift. You do not pay for it.
You exchange visits, dating and mating gratis.

If you are broke, she or he helps you as a true friend and helpmate and not used as a deposit for a future withdrawal.
You do not go out for nothing more than to bond with your lover and love each other for the joy of companionship and not taking advantage of it to earn a living or a for selfish gratification? That comes and goes and we move on to the next target?
Guys are hunting for preys and the girls are hawking their wares?

Hello boyfriend! If you are paying for dating her, then she is not your friend or lover, but a hawker or trader.
Has she ever gone out with you without you paying for it?
How many times bro?
Have you paid in arrears later?
“Don’t worry, I will make it up to you?”
What are you making up to her bro?
If you have to pay in cash or kind for it, then it is a trade by barter or otherwise.

Hello girlfriend! Save me the rhetoric of your so called affection.
Excuse me, baby. How many times have you simply gone out with him and not tasking him?
Must you go out with him in exchange for something?

Can you still be faithful to him if he cannot pay the bills for 12 months, because he is jobless?
What can you do to help him when he is broke?
Must he pander to your carnal needs and vanities?
Is your boyfriend really your lover, pander or trader?

Must a guy have sleepless night, because he is looking for cash to take you out?
Has an insult not followed after a gift sooner or later?
Then something is awfully wrong with such a gift in cash or kind if it would eventually lead to an insult, being hurt and heartbreak or headache.

Why not be happy visiting and spending time with him simply discussing the prospects of your mutual interests, caring and sharing precious moments even if the only thing he can offer you is a glass of water and listening to some music or reading a good book?
Would that not be romantic enough without going to the movies or clubs where there is even no privacy for quality time?

It is not the gifts and monies that matter in a boyfriend.
It is not the shopping, movies, parties or clubs that will make a happy relationship.
It is the precious moments you spend for intimacy in your privacy.
The precious moments you would wish should last forever.
Those who have experienced them would concur with me.
These precious moments cannot be bought or sold.

They are the moments the best thoughts are expressed in bonding and loving each other. When the deepest feelings glow in our hearts and gladden our souls and brighten our days.

But when we are more hooked on pandering and trading in dating, we lose these precious moments, because we are not doing what we confess and profess in romance for love, but for the profit of our selfish interest. And once we have done it and gotten it, the next thing is paying for one thing or another and shopping follows sooner or later.

So, think again.
Are you a Lover, Pander or Trader?


~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima
Saturday Morning of July 23, 2011.
Lagos, Nigeria.


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Friday, July 22, 2011

Sephora Launches The Free Sephora App for iPad




Sephora Launches The Sephora App for iPad




SAN FRANCISCO, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Sephora North America is proud to announce the Sephora App for iPad is now available on the App Store. The Sephora App offers a fully integrated digital beauty experience that brings diverse social feeds into one fun, magazine-like format.

The Sephora App includes up-to-the-minute beauty news and information from Sephora’s Facebook and Twitter feeds, its BeautyTalk community, Beauty And The Blog website and Sephora’s newly revamped YouTube Channel, providing the latest beauty trends and advice. The sophisticated and information-rich layout updates each time the app is accessed and can be tailored to only show the content individual users want for a truly personal experience.

Once you’ve read the reviews, seen the videos and posted your own comments, Sephora’s App for iPad offers a seamless online shopping experience and a special-edition, iPad-only summer catalogue that puts the hottest products and top seasonal trends at your fingertips.

“We’re extremely proud of Sephora’s App for iPad and consider it an immersive, educational and entertaining beauty retail experience,” said Bridget Dolan, Vice President of Interactive Media. “The limitless capabilities of iPad inspired us to rethink how we deliver content digitally to our clients, leading us to develop unique functionalities that will drive the entire category.”

The Sephora App is available for free from the App Store on iPad or at www.itunes.com/appstore.



Congratulations to the Beckhams on birth of the fourth Child


DAVID Beckham looks like the proudest father as he tenderly cradles new daughter Harper Seven "Daddy's little girl!".


22 Jul 2011 18:22 Africa/Lagos


World Congress of Families Congratulates Beckhams on Birth of Fourth Child - Asks for Honest Population Debate

PR Newswire

LONDON, July 22, 2011

LONDON, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- British population-control fanatics and radical environmentalists are once again showing their irrationality and true totalitarian colors by using the birth of a fourth child to English football star David Beckham and his wife to climb on their over-population soapboxes.

Simon Ross, CEO of the Optimum Population Trust, calls the Beckham family "very bad role models." Ross insists, "There's no point in people trying to reduce their carbon emissions and then increasing them 100% by having another child."

If this guilt and fear mongering weren't enough, Ross then calls for changing government "incentives" to encourage smaller families despite the data that shows family-size is already decreasing in every region of the world.

World Congress of Families Managing Director Larry Jacobs congratulated the Beckhams for "giving the gift of life to another precious child. Unlike the myths propagated by radical environmentalists, feminists, secularists and socialists, the facts are that the number of children in the world continues to decrease. In fact, worldwide, there are 6 million fewer children (6 years of age and younger) today than there were in 1990."

Jacobs continued: "Groups like Optimum Population Trust play on fear and ignorance. Over-population is based on a long-discredited 1960s paradigm and Paul Ehrlich book, 'The Population Bomb.' The world's population may be temporarily on the rise, but, worldwide, birthrates have fallen by 50% since the 1960s. Today, almost half the world's population lives in countries with below-replacement birthrates – in many cases, well below replacement. In Europe, the number of children under 6 has fallen by 36% since 1960. According to the United Nations Population Division, if current trends continue, by 2050 there will be 248 million fewer children in the world under 6 than there are today."

Jacobs warned, "Optimum Population Trust won't have to worry about so-called carbon footprints when there aren't enough people (what economists refer to as human capital) to keep modern, industrialized societies functioning."

The WCF Managing Director called for a frank discussion of the realities of the birth-dearth and the importance of families. He also called on the media to present more than one side in the population debate and to present the societal benefits to encouraging the "natural family."

World Congress of Families sponsored the world's first demographic summit, "Moscow Demographic Summit: Family and the Future of Humankind" at the Russian State Social University, June 29-30. The Summit brought together demographers, economists, researchers and leaders to discuss the pending de-population crisis. Click here for more details.

World Congress of Families VI will be in Madrid, May 25-27, 2012. World Congress of Families VII will take place in Sydney in 2013. Demographic Winter will play a prominent role in both.

To schedule an interview with WCF Managing Director Larry Jacobs contact Don Feder at 508-405-1337, dfeder@rcn.com, or Lisa Youngblood at 815-964-5819, lisa@worldcongress.org.

The World Congress of Families (WCF) is an international network of pro-family organizations, scholars, leaders and people of goodwill from more than 60 countries that seek to restore the natural family as the fundamental social unit and the 'seedbed' of civil society (as found in the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948). The WCF was founded in 1997 by Allan Carlson and is a project of The Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society in Rockford, Illinois. To date, there have been five World Congresses of Families – Prague (1997), Geneva (1999), Mexico City (2004), Warsaw, Poland (2007) and Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2009). World Congress of Families VI will be held in Madrid, Spain in May 25-27, 2012.

SOURCE World Congress of Families

CONTACT: Don Feder at 508-405-1337, dfeder@rcn.com; or Lisa Youngblood at 815-964-5819, lisa@worldcongress.org


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Boyz II Men Returns with "Twenty" to celebrate 20 years anniversary



21 Jul 2011 12:00 Africa/Lagos

Boyz II Men Celebrates 20 Years with "Twenty"

Grammy Award Winning Multi Platinum Iconic Pop Group Releases New Album In Fall 2011
Double CD Collection To Include Brand New Material For The First Time In 10 Years; 10 New Songs Plus 10 Newly Recorded Versions Of "End Of The Road," "I'll Make Love To You" and "Bended Knee" amongst others
Currently In the studio with Babyface, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Teddy Riley, Dallas Austin, Rob Knox, Julian Bunetta and Tim & Bob

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, July 21, 2011

NEW YORK, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Diamond selling- multiplatinum Grammy winning group, Boyz II Men will celebrate 20 hit making years with their brand new album Twenty. The double CD album set will contain 10 brand new songs plus 10 newly recorded and updated versions of Boyz II Men classics, including "End Of The Road," "I'll Make Love To You," and "Bended Knee," amongst others that spawned the birth of one of the most successful singing groups of all time.

As newly announced inductees to receive their star on the world famous "Hollywood Walk Of Fame," Boyz II Men will be releasing their NEW STUDIO ALBUM simply titled "Twenty," which will feature brand new material for the first time in 10 years. Currently in studio, the iconic group have reunited with hit producers Babyface, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Dallas Austin and Tim & Bob. While adding the likes of Teddy Riley, Rob Knox (Justin Timberlake, Joe Jonas), Julian Bunetta , amongst others. Twenty will be released exclusively through Walmart later this fall 2011 on the Boyz own label MSM Music, in partnership with Benchmark Entertainment.

"We started with a pure love for music, so to be here twenty years later still doing what we love has been a pure blessing," comments Wanya Morris of the trio. The group's tenor and judge on hit breakout show NBC's The Sing-Off, Shawn Stockman remarked, "From day one our fans have been amazing, they've seen us grow from boys to men, so we owe all our success to their continued support," while Nathan Morris commented, "No matter how many albums we have done throughout the years we always strive to put out the best sounding music possible. We are excited to be in the studio again with the guys who have been a part of some of our biggest hits to date, it's a really good feeling."

Selling over 60 million albums worldwide and winning every award from Grammy's to American Music Awards across the globe, Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris, and Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men, have broken numerous records in their 20 years, making them one of the biggest pop groups of all time. Cited as influences to some of the most successful artists of all time, from N*SYNC to Beyonce, Usher to Justin Beiber , the group still holds the number one ( One Sweet Day ft. Mariah Carey ), three (I'll Make Love To You) and fourth (End Of The Road) spot for most consecutive #1 records on top of the Billboard Hot 100. The group stands in the company of Elvis Presley, The Beatles and Mariah Carey as the only artists to have stayed so long on top of the music charts.

More recently, the group added to their mark on pop culture, by leaving their indelible mark on some of Motown's most timeless hits. Boyz II Men earned rave reviews with their 2007 Decca label debut, Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA (Decca/Universal). The record earned them two Grammy nominations for their rendition of classic Detroit soul Motown hits. The group then followed up with another timeless album in 2009, named Love covering songs made famous by Bonnie Raitt, Journey, Sam Cooke, Cyndi Lauper and The Beatles.

Twenty finds Boyz II Men twenty years later, fulfilling their dreams with a worldwide following, millions of records sold, countless amounts of awards across the globe and a new album ready to move the Boyz to their next chapter.

SOURCE Benchmark Entertainment

CONTACT: Sherlen Archibald, The Chamber Group, +1-212-366-5801, Sherlen@thechambergroup.com; or Vanessa Wheeler, The Chamber Group, +1-212-366-5801, Vanessa@thechambergroup.com; or Jo Mignano, Krupp Kommunications, +1-212-886-6707


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

What's the Right Time for Sex?


Lovers in bed. Photo Credit: THE SUN

19 Jul 2011 16:29 Africa/Lagos


Adam & Eve Asks Adults "What's the Right Time for Sex?"

PR Newswire

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C., July 19, 2011

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Adam & Eve and AdamAndEve.com, (http://adamandeve.com/news), America's most trusted source for adult products, are back with the latest results from their Great American Sex Survey. This time, they've asked what time of day adults prefer to have sex.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110223/LA51821LOGO)

Not surprisingly, most adults (52%) prefer to have sex during evening hours, followed by late night (47%), morning (33%) and afternoon (21%). What is interesting is that even though these are the preferred times to make love, the respondents said they actually have sex mostly during late night hours (48%), followed by evening (45%), morning (26%) and afternoon (13%).

Dr. Kat Van Kirk, Adam & Eve's resident sex expert, attributes this differentiation between "preferring" and "doing" to the realities of daily life. Dr. Kat says, "If we were to examine our natural biorhythms, hormonally our highest time for arousal is early morning for men and afternoon for women. Unfortunately, sometimes people have sex because of their schedules... not when their bodies are actually most receptive."

"Adam & Eve has a large line of products to help couples get in the mood for sex," says Chad Davis, Marketing Director for Adam & Eve. "From sensual lubricants to romantic games, we offer a huge variety of items to enhance the lovemaking experience for both partners."

The web-based survey, conducted by an independent third party survey company, of over 1,000 American adults age 18 and up, was sponsored by Adam & Eve to study sexual preferences and practices. "Sex Chat with Dr. Kat" can be found on podcasts through iTunes or www.drkat.com.

For more information about Adam & Eve, visit their website at http://www.adamandeve.com/news. For additional information on Adam & Eve, please contact Adam & Eve Director of Public Relations Katy Zvolerin at 919.644.8100 x 3121 or katy@adameve.com.

SOURCE AdamAndEve.com


Playboy Unveils List of America's Greatest Late-Night Bars



18 Jul 2011 15:00 Africa/Lagos


Playboy Unveils List of America's Greatest Late-Night Bars

A Complete Guide to Radical Late-Night Revelry in 14 U.S. Cities Appears in the August Issue

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, July 18, 2011

CHICAGO, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For those who enjoy partying long after the sun's gone down, Playboy's August issue features a tour of America's greatest late-night bars (issue on newsstands, online at www.playboydigital.com , and on i.Playboy.com now).

After Midnight, compiled by the editors of Playboy, provides a coast-to-coast glimpse at some of the most coveted late-night watering holes in the nation. For the adventurous souls in pursuit of the finest in late-night debauchery, look no further than these establishments when the others have already closed their doors. At these legendary spots, after-hours thrill seekers will have no problem catching live music, enjoying generous cocktails, hobnobbing with eclectic crowds, savoring scrumptious late-night eats, and in some cases, learning a bit of local history.

A complete round-up is available online at www.playboy.com/latenight.

Following is a list of Playboy's Best Late-Night Bars:



* Atlanta: The Highlander

The Highlander, Atlanta's Best Bar!

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931 Monroe Dr NE
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* Boston: The Franklin
* Chicago: The Green Mill
* Dallas: Rio Room
* Hollywood: Jumbo’s Clown Room
* Las Vegas: Double Down Saloon
* Memphis: Mollie Fontaine Lounge




* Miami Beach: Mac’s Club Deuce
* New Orleans: The Club Ms. Mae’s
* New York: Mister H
* Portland: Gold Dust Meridian
* San Francisco: The Endup
* Tampa: The Hub
* Washington, DC: Jimmy Valentine’s


SOURCE Playboy

CONTACT: Steve Mazeika, +1-312-373-2436, smazeika@playboy.com

Web Site: http://www.playboydigital.com


Monday, July 18, 2011

Smart Nutrition Tips for a Healthy Summer



Savor the Season with Advice from Sports Dietitian Leslie Bonci




Jackson, MI (July 18, 2011) /PRNewswire/ — The season’s picnics and back-yard barbecues can make it hard to eat right, but a healthy summer lifestyle doesn’t have to mean nibbling on bland fare. With strategic substitutions and smart snacking tips, you can still enjoy a helping of potato salad or a few campfire s’mores without compromising your nutritional goals.

“Eating healthy means enjoying a broad variety of foods,” says one of the country’s most recognized sports dietitians, Leslie Bonci, who consults for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Milwaukee Brewers. With smart food swaps that add nutrients and flavor, Bonci can help you enjoy the season without the extra pounds. Read on for her advice.

1. Stay hydrated – If you are on the go, drink cold water – it leaves your stomach and gets to the muscles faster, thus doing a better job of hydrating your body. Also, try swapping some of the foods on your menu for ones with liquid: Foods such as cold soups or applesauce take up more room in the stomach and can help keep you full longer.

2. Taste the color of the season – it will increase the nutrient richness of your diet, contribute to your daily fluid requirements and provide carbs for fuel. Here are some of the summer colors you should look for:
* Dark green: Leafy greens such as spinach and kale are great sources of vitamin K for bone and eye health.
* Orange: Peaches and cantaloupe contain natural carotenoid pigments for lung and skin health.
* Deep red or purple: Plums, cherries, and berries all boost heart health.

3. Allow yourself some indulgences. Enjoying foods you love is important to long-term success, and making smart choices doesn’t mean sacrificing treats. Just opt for products that provide portion control and good calorie count. A pre-packaged better-for-you option like the one from Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods is a great choice. All of the Weight Watchers sweet baked treats have 4-5 grams of fiber, contributing to your daily fiber requirements, and few people actually get the daily fiber requirement of 20-35 grams.

4. Forget bland condiments – if you want to eat better, spice things up. Healthful spices include cinnamon, turmeric, ginger and oregano. You can use spices to add flavor to dishes or drinks while cutting the amount of calorie-rich ingredients such as oil and sugar.

Media Contact:
Miriam Olsen
816-423-6004
molsen@barkleyus.com


Saturday, July 16, 2011

I Don't Care If She Has Slept With 1, 000 Other Men Before I Met Her



If you truly love a woman and she tells you the truth about her past life like she has lost count of how many men she dated before she met you, NOTHING should stop you from loving her.

Personally, I do not care if she has slept with over 1, 000 men before she met me.
What matters most is she is with me NOW and I will do my best for her.

If you really and truly love a woman, then do not use her past imperfections to judge her present life as long as she does not rake up the skeletons or conjure the ghosts to disturb your life.

Men always make so much fuss over how many guys a girl has dated before meeting them, but hardly kick up dust over their own past sexual activities. HYPOCRITES!

Before you judge her, please check and crosscheck your own "semen smeared and blood stained" records of how many girls you have also slept with and those who even committed abortions for you.

Lest you forget, those girls will also end up with other men and become their wives later.

The number of men she has dated before you met her should not stop you from loving her and getting married. Many former commercial sex workers have turned out to be good wives even after many active years as prostitution.

The fact is nobody is really holier than another. The girl who has had only two guys is not holier than the one who laid one hundred guys.
Girls who claim to be more decent are not Mother Teresa.
Just be honest.
You either accept the truth or live in denial of the facts of life.


Let us be very realistic in life.

I do not really care about the man a girl is sleeping with as long as she is honest about it. It is her life.
But I hate it when she lies and pretends to be a good girl when she is not better than the dogs she is calling a bad name to discredit them in order to curry your favour for her own selfish reasons.

If a man truly loves you, he will not use your past sexual history to judge you today.

Many of us who even claim to be pious Christians or Muslims often change our decisions over dating or marrying a woman once we find out that she has had a very promiscuous life before we met her. Then on Sunday we go to church or go to the Mosque on Friday praying, fasting and wishing for VIRGINS or the NOT SO SPOILED maidens to court and marry. What nonsense!
Such hypocrites are worse than sinners and pagans.
Beware of them!

Imagine MEN who are not VIRGINS desperately looking for VIRGINS to marry!

Imagine men who have been promiscuous now looking for girls and women who are not promiscuous to date and marry!
What a joke!

These foolish men are all over the place fooling themselves.


~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, author of Scarlet Tears of London, The Nigerian Fools Who Think They Can Fool God and other books.












Friday, July 15, 2011

Many Younger Women Truly Fall In Love With Older Men



Many Younger Women Truly Fall In Love With Older Men

Yes. It is a natural fact of life that many younger women actually fall in love with older men.

18 “There are three things that are too amazing for me,
four that I do not understand:

19 the way of an eagle in the sky,
the way of a snake on a rock,
the way of a ship on the high seas,
and the way of a man with a young woman.

20 “This is the way of an adulterous woman:
She eats and wipes her mouth
and says, ‘I’ve done nothing wrong.’


~ Proverbs 30:18-20, New International Version (NIV)


The relationship between men and women come in various forms and ways and in many cases from unforeseen circumstances and before you know it you have either fallen in love or fallen in lust.

Most relationships are situations of younger women falling in love with older men for romance or finance.

The common assumption of a younger woman dating an older man is that she is doing it for his money or other selfish reasons. But there are real situations where younger women actually fall in love with older men in the true essence of romance whether the older men are rich or poor. She is not going out with him for his goodies or riches. She is dating him, because she likes him, wants him for the fun of it or truly loves him. The bottom-line is; he makes her happy and secure and she feels better, healthier and safer with him. And if she desires or prefers, may end up getting hitched too.

The following is a true story.

Uncle Joe is an older man who is often mistaken for a dashing young man, because of his good looks and he attracts many young and even younger women who like him and don’t mind dating him since he is still single. They are seeing him, because according to them he is intelligent and those who have been with him speak well of him and have succeeded following his wise advice. And in the course of being with him, they have dated him without apologies or regrets. Then he turned down the request of one of them, because she was too young for him at 17.

“I am old enough to be your father,” he said.
“But you are not my father,” she retorted.

He simply ignored her, but she kept on coming to visit him in the office, calling him and sending text messages of love. She was fair, pretty and sexy and attracting many young and older men who wanted to date her. But she preferred Uncle Joe.

He thought it was an infatuation she would outgrow, but she did not stop even after her matriculation and continued in spite of the advances and harassment of fellow students on and off campus and some lecturers among other men. He was nasty to her to make her stop bothering him and she insulted him for being arrogant and old fashioned. Then she stopped calling or visiting him and he felt relieved. She called him a heartbreaker. But two and half years later, she showed up in his office uninvited and he was cold to her. She said she was only passing by and only wanted to say hello. She left and later started calling him again.

He was now convinced that she truly loved him and decided to welcome her.

~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima


Thursday, July 14, 2011

90% of Americans Lack Literacy in Basic Health Education




Seeing is Believing, and the Key to Good Health
Video Storytelling - the Way to Better Health at BeSmartBeWell.com.

CHICAGO, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — When it comes to their health, nearly 90 percent of Americans lack the literacy skills to understand basic medical information and instruction. Low literacy has been linked to poor health outcomes such as higher rates of hospitalization and less frequent use of preventive services. A few quick minutes with a physician is not sufficient for most of us to understand a complex or chronic medical condition and how we can manage it. But new research indicates that video storytelling can be an effective way to educate people about health conditions - and watching others share their health stories can empower people to take control of their own health.


Stephanie Vomvouras, M.D., medical director, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, and BeSmartBeWell.com medical advisor

BeSmartBeWell.com, a consumer health website produced by the country’s largest customer-owned health insurer, is at the forefront of this video storytelling health-information movement, helping people manage childhood obesity, drug safety, mental health, childhood asthma and more with videos that feature health experts and people living with these conditions.

Research findings

A study published earlier this year in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that storytelling can help change a person’s behavior–and bad health habits. As patients “enter” the world of the storytellers, they can see themselves in that situation. As noted in the study, people with high blood pressure benefited more from video storytelling than from traditional teaching methods.

Stories people can relate to


Tiffany, 20 year old amateur boxer

BeSmartBeWell.com uses a similar approach to those highlighted in the research, presenting real kids, real teens and real parents talking about important health issues.

“When we developed our personal stories, we could imagine that the viewers would see these stories and go ’Gosh, they’re just like us. Look at them going to the grocery store and picking out healthy food. Look at them reading labels,” explains Stephanie Vomvouras, M.D., medical director, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, and BeSmartBeWell.com medical advisor.

See more of Dr. Vomvouras and others discussing BeSmartBeWell.com’s approach to consumer health education.
Reliable source

Produced in collaboration with medical experts and national health organizations, BeSmartBeWell.com is a non-commercial informational resource available to the public. At BeSmartBeWell.com, people will find:

* Credible resources and links
* Health news
* Expert Q&As
* Links to health tools and calculators
* In-depth articles

Consumers can also register for the monthly Spotlight newsletter and news alerts. For information about family-focused health topics—including childhood obesity, drug safety and teen dating violence–and to see more life stories, visit BeSmartBeWell.com.
About Be Smart. Be Well.

BeSmartBeWell.com is sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Divisions of Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company and independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.


Media Contact:
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Media and Public Relations Manager
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All other inquiries: 312/653-BSBW (2729), Editor@BeSmartBeWell.com

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

African Premiere of The Invocation now on Thursday July 14, in Lagos



Due to the heavy rainfall and flooded roads on Victoria Island on Sunday, the African premiere of Emmanuel Itier's multiple award winning spiritual documentary "The Invocation" will now formally take place on the closing day of the 2nd Eko International Film Festival on Thursday July 14, 2011, at 10 am at the Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island, Lagos.



There is no gate fee throughout the film festival. So, it is open to the public gratis.

Emmanuel Itier has sent the following message:


Dear Friends, Brothers and Sisters:

I'm sorry I cannot be with you during the Festival and the screening of our film THE INVOCATION due to the filming of our new documentary: "FEMME: Women healing the World".
But I'm with you in spirit and love. And more than anything we need Love, Spirit to forget and forgive about Hate, War and Death.
I wish the Festival the Best of Luck and great Success. I know this amazing and daring Film Festival will be around for a long long time.
I encourage you as Gandhi said to understand that "There is no way to Peace, Peace is The Way". Together We ARE, We ARE ONE.

With Warm Hugs of Peace!

In Oneness,

Emmanuel ITIER
Director/Producer
Www.wonderlandentgroup.com
Email: WL1@cox.net



Friday, July 08, 2011

Julie




Watch Bollywood Movie - Julie - 2004. Produced by N.R. Pachisia, Directed by Deepak S. Shivdasani. Starring - Neha Dhupia, Priyanshu Chatterjee, Yash Tonk, Sanjay Kapoor, Achint Kaur, Kiran Kumar, Ahmed Khan, Sudhir Joshi, Kamini Khanna, Manish Khanna, Dinesh Hingoo, Anil Nagrath, Ishwar Patel, Shiva Rindani, Rishikesh Sharma, Music Director : Himesh Reshammiya. Synopsis: When Julie (Neha Dhupia), a girl-next-door from Goa, gets dumped by her boyfriend, Neil (Yash Tonk), she moves to Mumbai. Here, too, she is physically abused by her boss, Rohan (Sanjay Kapoor). Heartbroken and emotionless, she loses faith in love and decides to become a call-girl. A chance meeting outside her work area, with Mihir Shandilya (Priyanshu Chatterjee), a multi-millionaire and one of the most eligible bachelors in town, leads to their instant liking for each other. Mihir is completely besotted by her beauty and, being a family-oriented gentleman, proposes marriage to her. All is well except that Mihir and his family are unaware of the fact of Julie being a high-profile prostitute. During a TV interview, Mihir surprises everyone by mentioning Julie to be 'someone special' in his life. Julie, now, is in a dilemma. How to tell her future husband about her socially unacceptable profession? Watch out for the way she uses media as a platform to reveal the truth to the world. Will Mihir accept her after knowing the truth?


Jennifer Lopez Launches her 17th Fragrance to celebrate HSN's 34th Birthday


International superstar Jennifer Lopez kicks off HSN's 34th Birthday with one of her most successful fragrance launches ever. The exclusive debut of "Love & Light" resulted in more than 51,000 units being sold on HSN. (PRNewsFoto/HSN, Jason Henry)




8 Jul 2011 16:45 Africa/Lagos

International Superstar Jennifer Lopez Kicks Off HSN's 34th Birthday With One of Her Most Successful Fragrance Launches Ever
-- The Exclusive Debut of "Love & Light", Lopez's 17th Fragrance, Resulted in More Than 51,000 Units Being Sold on HSN --

PR Newswire

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 8, 2011

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HSN continued its role as an innovative force in the prestige fragrance industry with the successful debut of Jennifer Lopez's Love & Light fragrance. Lopez made a live guest appearance on the network to launch her latest scent. The debut love of Love and Light was one of the most successful launches of her branded fragrances, selling more than 51,000 units.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110708/FL32062 )

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070214/CLW048LOGO-b )

During the premiere hour of the launch of Love and Light, Jennifer said, "I am passionate about fragrance. HSN is the perfect place for me to tell my story and share what I love with my fans." Throughout the day, she shared the inspiration behind her newest fragrance and chatted with fans and friends who called in, including Khloe Kardashian, who purchased the scent as a wedding gift for her sister Kim. Jennifer's mom, Lupe, also surprised viewers with a special appearance, sharing personal stories and anecdotes from Jennifer's childhood.

HSN's 34th Birthday celebration continues through July 31 with special appearances by some of HSN's most famous personalities including: Serena Williams on July 18; Martha Stewart and Tori Spelling on July 21; Mariah Carey on July 25; Vern Yip on July 26; and IMAN on July 28 and 30.

More information on Love & Light and HSN's 34th birthday festivities can be found at www.hsn.com.

About HSN:

Headquartered in St. Petersburg, FL, HSN is a leading interactive multichannel retailer, offering a curated assortment of exclusive products and top brand names to its customers. HSN incorporates entertainment, inspiration, personalities and industry experts to provide an entirely unique shopping experience. At HSN, customers find exceptional selections in Health & Beauty (e.g. M. Asam, Benefit, Carol's Daughter, Coty, Elizabeth Arden, Signature Club A, Andrew Lessman, Lancome, My Life Mary J. Blige, Perlier, Serious Skin Care, Stila, Wei East, ybf Beauty); Jewelry (e.g. Heidi Daus, Iris Apfel, R.J. Graziano, Rarities: Fine Jewelry with Carol Brodie, Amedeo Scognamiglio, Tori Spelling); Home/Lifestyle (e.g. Jeffrey Banks, Nate Berkus, Bissell, Colin Cowie, Dyson, Easy Exotic by Padma Lakshmi, Todd English, Emeril Lagasse, Happy Chic by Jonathan Adler, Joy Mangano, MoMA Design Store, Wolfgang Puck); Fashion/Accessories (e.g. American Glamour Badgley Mischka, Joan Boyce, Curations with Stefani Greenfield, Libby Edelman, Sam Edelman, Chi by Carlos Falchi, Diane Gilman, IMAN Global Chic, "Timeless" by Naeem Khan, Twiggy LONDON, Sharif, Serena Williams Signature Statement); and Electronics (e.g. Sony, Kodak, Acer, Olympus, GE, Panasonic).

A leader in transactional innovation, HSN is the only retailer offering live streaming video in HD on three screens: TV, online and mobile. HSN broadcasts live to 96 million households in the US in HD 24/7 and its website – hsn.com – is a top 10 e-commerce site, featuring more than 15,000 product videos. Mobile applications include HSN apps for iPad, iPhone and Android. HSN, founded 34 years ago as the first shopping network, is an operating segment of HSN, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSNI).

SOURCE HSN

CONTACT: Amanda Greenberg, HSN/HL Group, +1-212-529-5533, agreenberg@hlgrp.com

Web Site: http://www.hsn.com


Designer to the Stars, Nick Verreos shows how to Get Red-Carpet Ready



Orbit® Gum, the must-have accessory to finish any look


CHICAGO (July 07, 2011) /PRNewswire/ — The red carpet offers celebrities the opportunity to shine and show off their star-powered style. Stylists and fashion designers to the stars work behind the scenes to help celebrities look their best, no matter what!

Nick Verreos, designer to the stars, believes that everyone should have their red carpet style moment and offers his tips to help you feel fabulous and ready for every occasion.



“Fashion is about personal expression and is a great way to have fun. Your choices transform your look - from the foundation pieces like a great pant or dress, to the accessories that help you finish your outfit,” said Nick Verreos. “Everyone should experience the glamour of the spotlight, but you don’t need to look like an A-list celebrity or even have a formal red carpet. Take advantage of the great moments in your life to let yourself shine, whether you are going to a party, school/work, or making a trip to the market!”

Your individual style tells a story which can change from day to day, occasion to occasion. Here are some of Nick Verreos’ top tips to help you bring your personal story to life and feel fabulous:

* Vibrant personalities shine with bold colors – Color adds life and excitement to any outfit. If you want to bring your basic black or brown foundation pieces to life, layer on brightly-colored accessories, making a statement with bold bags, jewelry, scarves, belts or a new shade of lipstick.
* Own your shape – Your body is fabulous! Whether you are a size four, ten or eighteen, healthy is all that matters. Show off your individual shape with cuts that are right for you. If you are more voluptuous choose pieces that are open around your neck – a sweetheart is a must.The wrap blouse or wrap dress are essential pieces that will hug you in all the right places.
* Pash-prepared – Ladies and gentlemen, one of the best accent pieces you can have handy is a pashmina! Keep one in your office to dress up your daytime look for surprise events. It is such a versatile fashion piece that can be worn in different ways to look amazing.
* Strike a pose – Get ready for your personal paparazzi with a pose of confidence: pull your shoulders back, lift your head and show off your clean and brilliant smile!
* Finish your look – No matter what pieces you pull together, I have one tip that will finish your look. It’s my style-must have that I ALWAYS have handy: Orbit® gum. I love its unique retro-feel and nothing gives me more confidence than a clean mouth feeling whether I’m making an appearance or walking the red carpet. Orbit® gum comes in a variety of colors and flavors, making it easy to mix and match and the perfect accessory to any outfit!

Most importantly, Nick Verreos recommends that you stay true to yourself: “You don’t have to conform to the latest trends, especially if you are not comfortable in them. Who needs the six-figure budget and glam squad? Savvy fashionistas will always look stunning with pieces that inspire them and accessories that build confidence. Simply put: make your life your own red carpet and use every moment as a reason to get fabulous!”

Visit www.chicaorbit.com for more tips from Nick Verreos and to see images of his red carpet moments with Chica Orbit.
About Wrigley

The Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company is a recognized leader in confections with a wide range of product offerings including gum, mints, hard and chewy candies, lollipops, and chocolate. The Company has operations in more than 40 countries and distributes its world-famous brands in more than 180 countries. Three of these brands – Wrigley's Spearmint®, Juicy Fruit®, and Altoids® – have heritages stretching back more than a century. Other well-loved brands include Doublemint®, Life Savers®, Skittles®, Big Red®, Boomer™, PimPom™, Winterfresh®, Extra®, Starburst®, Freedent®, Hubba Bubba®, Orbit®, Excel®, Creme Savers®, Eclipse®, Airwaves™, Solano™, Sugus™, Lockets™, P.K.™, Cool Air™ and 5®. Wrigley is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois and operates as a subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated, based in McLean, Virginia. Mars is a $30-billion, family-owned company that produces some of the world's leading confectionery, food and petcare products and has growing beverage and health & nutrition businesses.

© 2011 Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company. All Rights Reserved. 5, Stimulate Your Senses, Vive Tu Música With 5, Wrigley's Spearmint, Juicy Fruit, Altoids, Doublemint, Life Savers, Skittles, Big Red, Boomer, PimPom, Winterfresh, Extra, Starburst, Freedent, Hubba Bubba, Orbit, Excel, Crème Savers, Eclipse, Airwaves, Solano, Sugus, Lockets, P.K., Cool Air and any affiliated designs are trademarks of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company or its subsidiaries.

For more information, contact:
Brenda Herrera
Olson PR
(312) 577-1751
bherrera@oco.com



Thursday, July 07, 2011

American Idol Star Pia Toscano Signs With 19 Recordings/Interscope Records



American Idol Favorite Pia Toscano Signs With 19 Recordings/Interscope Records. (PRNewsFoto/Interscope Records, Andrew McLeod)

6 Jul 2011 14:00 Africa/Lagos


American Idol Fan Favorite Pia Toscano Signs With 19 Recordings/Interscope Records
POWERHOUSE VOCALIST TO RELEASE HER DEBUT SINGLE, "THIS TIME," VIA ALL DIGITAL
RETAILERS ON JULY 12th

TOSCANO WILL HIT THE ROAD WITH THE AMERICAN IDOLS LIVE! 2011 TOUR JULY 6th THROUGH SEPTEMBER 10th

PR Newswire

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 6, 2011

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Interscope Records is pleased to announce that it has signed Season 10 American Idol contestant Pia Toscano to a recording contract and will release her debut single, "This Time," via all digital retailers on July 12th. Toscano will perform "This Time" when she hits the road for the American Idols Live! 2011 Tour, which kicks off July 6th in Salt Lake City, UT, and continues through the summer before concluding on September 10th in Rochester, NY.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110706/LA30663)

"I am thrilled to be joining the Interscope and 19 Recordings family," Toscano says. "[Interscope Geffen A&M Chairman] Jimmy Iovine was an amazing mentor during my time on Idol and I'm looking forward to working with him and everyone at Interscope Records and 19 Recordings. This is a dream come true."

A showcase for Toscano's rich, emotionally transparent voice, "This Time" was written and co-produced by Esther Dean, who is known penning hits for such artists as Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Mary J. Blige, Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, Nicole Scherzinger, and many more. The acoustic guitar and beat-driven track is just a taste of what's to come when the Queens, NY, native releases her debut album, which she is currently working on, later this year.

Widely considered one of American Idol's Season 10 frontrunners thanks to her powerhouse vocal ability and dark-haired beauty, Toscano's early elimination shocked and visibly upset judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, and Steven Tyler. The latter said of the voting public: "They're wrong. I don't know what happened with this. She's beautiful. When she sings, she's a bird."

Outraged fans took to Twitter to express their support, including celebrities such as Tom Hanks, Jennifer Hudson, Ellen DeGeneres, Alyssa Milano, Dax Shepard, Marlon Wayons, and Ashton Kutcher. Kutcher phoned in to "On Air with Ryan Seacrest" to opine: "I think she was probably the best pure singer on the show, and she's got all the makings of what it means to be a star in my opinion, so I was just irked [when she was voted off]."

Fans can check out Pia this summer on the American Idols Live! Tour where she will be performing her debut single "This Time." Please visit http://www.americanidol.com/tour/ for tour dates and more details.

www.piatoscanoofficial.com

www.interscope.com

SOURCE Interscope Records

CONTACT: Christine Wolff of Interscope, +1-212-841-8048, Christine.wolff@umusic.com; or Natalie Geday of 19 Entertainment, +1-310-432-9326, Natalie.Geday@19entertainment.com

Web Site: http://www.americanidol.com/tour


Video: La Costeña awards grand prize to winner of "Traditions Your Way" Contest



La Costeña will award the grand prize winner of the "Traditions Your Way" nationwide video contest

La Costeña will award the grand prize winner of the “Traditions Your Way” nationwide video contest a four-day, three-night culinary retreat for two at a luxury resort in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Haga clic aquí para ver este comunicado de prensa en Español.



SAN ANTONIO, Texas, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — La Costeña’s “Traditions Your Way” contest is searching the nation to recognize those who reinvent and enhance time-honored recipes. From July 4 to August 27, contestants are encouraged to submit a video at www.traditionsyourway.com that conveys how they add their modern twist to a traditional meal with the help of La Costeña. A grand prize winner will get a trip for two to a four-day, three-night culinary retreat at a luxury hotel resort in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

“The ‘Traditions Your Way’ contest acknowledges that in the modern world we add our own style to traditional dishes to create a delicious fusion of flavors,” said Patricia Lopez, La Costeña’s Solution Maker. “La Costeña’s versatile and extensive line of products, such as peppers, salsas, beans, mole and mayonnaise, also shortens the cooking time needed to prepare meals for your everyday life, as well as special occasions and celebrations. Everyone benefits when you cook with a variety of high-quality products that are customizable to your needs, are easy to use, and can be shared with your family and friends,” said Patricia Lopez.



An additional top ten runner-ups will each receive a $50 cash card. Qualified video entries will be posted on the La Costeña’s “Traditions Your Way” contest page, www.traditionsyourway.com, and La Costeña’s social media sites. For a chance to win, all video entries should express originality, creativity, and passion and enthusiasm for adding a modern twist to traditional meals.

On the contest’s website, Lopez shares an example of her modern twist on a traditional black bean salad. “My dish is a healthy, refreshing and tasty recipe for the summer, and it is very easy and convenient to make,” Lopez said. “My modern touches are to use ready-to-eat La Costeña black beans – the ultimate option for my busy lifestyle – and to add diced mangos – a popular fruit that adds taste and style to many recipes. I also spice up the traditional vinaigrette dressing by infusing serrano peppers in the olive oil before adding the dressing to the salad!”
Details on Entering

From now through August 27, legal residents 18 years of age or older are encouraged to upload a video between 30 and 90 seconds long telling or showing La Costeña how you add your modern twist and personal style to traditional dishes. Videos will be judged on appropriateness to theme, originality and creativity, and passion and enthusiasm for using La Costeña products. The winners will be announced on or before September 30. Video entry submissions may be in Spanish or English.

The contest is open to permanent or temporary legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States (except in Maryland, North Dakota and Vermont) and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Void in Alaska, Hawaii, Maryland, North Dakota and Vermont and where prohibited. For the complete Official Rules and details visit www.traditionsyourway.com.

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Media Contact:


Krystle Felcaro
(312) 784-1786
kfelcaro@marketingwerks.com

Jenny Kelly-Cogdal
(312) 784-1684
jkelly@marketingwerks.com



Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Customize Series of Wedding Dresses for No Extra Charge


4 Jul 2011 18:30 Africa/Lagos

Customize Series of Wedding Dresses for No Extra Charge

PR Newswire

SHENZHEN, China, July 4, 2011

SHENZHEN, China, July 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Shenzhen Wuzhou Changlian International Trading, Co., a trading company that manufactures wedding dresses, is pleased to announce its new round of promotion. From July on customizing the wedding dress will be free of charge - no size, material or quantity limits.

Wuzhou Changlian mainly deals with wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, dresses of mother of bride, and prom and evening gowns are also available. Three largest styles can summarize all of wedding dresses. We offer natural simple style for newly-weds that want to show their unique personalities; for those romantic brides, we will suggest a model of romance series, decorated with laces, crinkles, multi-layer skirts or long veil, romantic and elegant, which will make the whole wedding like a grand fairy wedding center around the bride; last but not least, we specially introduced noble model dresses, with delicate detail and great amount of hand crafts, including embroidery. Meanwhile, the dresses will be ornamented by a proper diamond or belt.

Moreover, Wuzhou Changlian tries hard to describe brides' unique personalities through detail. They adopt stylish design in sleeve part, capped, side-draped, half or long size, which can make best use of their advantages and bypass the disadvantages; in the same time, a series of descriptive details were innovated, such as floor length v neck model, knee length off the shoulder scoop series. With more choices, customers can easily get their favorite models no matter where they plan to hold their weddings - church, garden, or along the beach.

To ensure customization and shipping processes, Wuzhou Changlian kindly reminds customers to check all sizes of customization, and check the time schedule before placing an order. Customers who need ornaments to collocate like veils or gloves should please inquire customer staff first.

To know more details about customization please go to www.bridalsweddingdress.com.

SOURCE Shenzhen Wuzhou Changlian International Trading Co., LTD

CONTACT: Jenny Zhong, 86-013265737060, service@bridalsweddingdress.com

Web Site: http://www.bridalsweddingdress.com


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No apologies my dear, You are an expendable idiot




My dear, I have no apologies for calling you an expendable idiot, because I will call a spade a spade.
And I will not flatter you.


She was faithful and was happy with me, but it was an ordeal tolerating her ignorance in conversation and her fake accent in her attempt to impress guys. She could not comprehend the raison d'être of my cause and work. All that mattered to her was having a good time. So, going out with her was really a waste of quality time, except you are one of them. After making love twice, I ended the relationship, because there was nothing she could offer me intellectually. She turned nasty when I ended it months ago. But weeks later she breezed into my office all made up to impress me.
She was swinging her long weave on like Willow Smith in her debut music video, "Whip My Hair", but this typical Nigerian hottie comes with a lower IQ than the 9-year-old daughter of Hollywood superstars Will Smith and Jada Pinket Smith. She is the typical Nigerian wannabe with all the airs and graces. My associate , a notable filmmaker and writer was with me and said he thought she was the character like Kenya Moore in my short romantic pulp fiction The Thing Around Your Waist.

She is just one of the hordes of an intellectually bankrupt generation who are contributing little or nothing to the collective intelligence of the black race, except engaging in their philistinism.

Of course, majority of them are liabilities we call flotsam and jetsam in the ocean of life.
They are all expendables in the black comedy of Nigeria.



Is it not pathetic that majority of Nigerian girls display and portray themselves as sex objects in order to get laid to get paid in cash or kind. They are spongers posing and posturing as girlfriends and “wives”., but heaven knows they are not better than prostitutes. Almost every one of them sponges on one man or another and their greatest ambition is to hook a rich guy to fool for life and desperately they will do whatever they can to achieve it. But ask them what have they done to make a positive impact in life?

No wonder millions of them are jobless and milling about on the street.
Many of them get jobs, but they still go moonlighting at clubs where pimps get them unscrupulous men for part time prostitution.

Of course, there are the special breed of brilliant, intelligent and smart Nigerian girls and women who are ambitious to pursue and fulfill the Nigerian Dream. But they are a minority, like gems in a rubbish dump. And when you discover or come across them, they are the best companions at home and at work. Like the one I call "Total Package", because she is black, beautiful and brilliant. And when she shares her dreams, you cannot help but give thanks to God and ask for more of such blessings in our life. With more like them, more Nigerian bachelors will no longer be looking far for brides of substance. But we have to separate the sheep from the goats.

My dear, is it not tragic that the best assets you can offer are just your mammary glands and vagina, without any intellectual property upstairs?
It is a waste of quality time dating you, and it is more beneficial reading a good book than forking you.



~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima