Friday, September 30, 2011
Givaudan Senior Perfumer Rodrigo-Flores Roux, John Varvatos, and Nate Berkus celebrate the launch of the John Varvatos STAR USA fragrance
John Varvatos STAR USA: The New Fragrance for Your Sixth Sense
New York, NY, September 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — John Varvatos, the master of modern rock ‘n’ roll style, together with fragrance partner Elizabeth Arden, is proud to introduce the premiere fragrance for John Varvatos STAR USA, an extension of the younger, edgier John Varvatos STAR USA Collection – a total lifestyle brand with a preppy meets rock aesthetic that gives rise to funked-up classics.
NEW John Varvatos STAR USA Fragrance for Men
The John Varvatos STAR USA fragrance lives in a world that is polished, but rough around the edges; it’s a place where hidden meaning is out in the open, but can only be seen by those with a sixth sense for keeping things interesting. The John Varvatos STAR USA man is old enough to see possibilities, and young enough to believe in them, driven with a Let’s-Do-It attitude that is tastefully twisted.
“I have always been inspired by artistically-rebellious visionaries,” said John Varvatos. “This fragrance is for those who challenge perceptions of reality, because they are the ones who open up doors we never knew existed.”
The fragrance is the result of a long-standing collaboration between Varvatos and Givaudan Senior Perfumer, Rodrigo Flores-Roux. “Working with John is a continually exciting challenge, as he strives to convey that hidden detail,” said Flores-Roux. “John Varvatos STAR USA boasts a game of contrasts—a comfortable mix of warm woody notes encountering an unexpected freshness which together convey a relaxed attitude while maintaining an unmistakable masculinity.”
John Varvatos poses with his new fragrance and models clad in the Spring 2012 John Varvatos STAR USA collection
Open the window on a brand new fragrance vision.
John Varvatos STAR USA. A fresh and woody scent infused with a little swagger and a lot of soul. Relaxed, casual yet elegant, the fragrance is ushered through clean and bright notes, spiked with an unusual encounter of red ginger and vetyvert.
TOP NOTES: Top notes include red ginger essence from Laos, juniper berries, and cedrat from Sicily
MID NOTES: Heart notes of blue spruce, green cardamom absolute, and osmanthus absolute
BASE NOTES: Background notes include vetyvert, belambre, and tonka bean from Venezuela
The fragrance package maintains the brand’s unique aesthetic with a voice all of its own. The bottle is made of smoky glass and silver metal, drawing inspiration from 19th century vials and industrial materials, while the spring system of the cap is reminiscent of antique beer bottles.
John Varvatos STAR USA, Eau de Toilette 100 ml (3.4 fl. oz.) $70.00
John Varvatos STAR USA, Eau de Toilette 50 ml (1.7 fl. oz.) $55.00
John Varvatos STAR USA, Deodorant Stick 75g (2.6 oz.) $20.00
All prices are suggested retail.
AVAILABLE IN PRESTIGE DEPARTMENT STORES STARTING SEPTEMBER 2011
©2011 EA Fragrances Co.
John Varvatos and John Varvatos STAR USA are registered trademarks of John Varvatos Apparel Corp.
About Elizabeth Arden
Elizabeth Arden is a global prestige beauty products company with an extensive portfolio of prestige beauty brands sold in over 100 countries. The company’s brand portfolio includes Elizabeth Arden skincare, color, and fragrance products, PREVAGE® anti-aging formulas, the celebrity fragrance brands of Britney Spears™, Elizabeth Taylor, Mariah Carey, Taylor Swift, and Usher; the designer fragrance brands of Juicy Couture, Alberta Ferretti, Alfred Sung, Badgley Mischka, Bob Mackie, Geoffrey Beene, Halston, John Varvatos, Kate Spade, Lucky Brand, and Rocawear; and the lifestyle fragrance brands Curve, Giorgio Beverly Hills, and PS Fine Cologne. www.elizabetharden.com
About John Varvatos STAR USA:
Launched in 2006 John Varvatos STAR USA is a total lifestyle collection with a preppy meets rock aesthetic that gives rise to funked-up classics. The complete collection includes vintage-inspired denim, sportswear, tailored clothing, footwear, bags, belts and small leather goods. Geared toward a customer with a young spirit, John Varvatos STAR USA exhibits the attention to detail and innovative finishes that John Varvatos is renowned for. The collection is distributed in freestanding John Varvatos boutiques across the US and online, as well as in better department stores throughout the world.
VF Corporation is a global leader in lifestyle apparel with a diverse portfolio of jeanswear, outdoor, action sports, image, sportswear and contemporary apparel brands. Its principal brands include Wrangler®, Lee®, Riders®, The North Face®, Vans®, Reef®, Eagle Creek®, Eastpak®, JanSport®, Napapijri®, Nautica®, Kipling®, John Varvatos®, 7 For All Mankind®, lucy®, Splendid®, Ella Moss®, Majestic® and Red Kap®.
VF Corporation’s press releases, annual report and other information can be accessed through the Company’s home page, www.vfc.com.
How Western Perception of Beauty Affects African Romance
Physical attraction in human romance is mostly based on physical beauty.
How we look either attracts or puts off others.
The natural attraction and selection of the opposite sex begins at puberty when we become conscious of the individuality and sexuality of our personality. We begin to attract or solicit attention for relationship and companionship.
Our choices are often based on physical attraction normally determined by our perception of beauty and humans fall into two opposite categories of those we see as beautiful or handsome and those we see as ugly, which in biology does not depend on us, but on nature, since no human has any choice on how, when and where to be born or who should give birth to it. So, we are either born pretty or ugly without our knowledge or consent. And we end up in a world that has already decided to appreciate and favour those who were lucky to be born pretty and to discriminate and make jest of those we were unlucky to be born ugly and would need make up, make over or plastic surgery to correct whatever makes them “ugly”.
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Mouka B: L-R: Head of Commercial, Mouka Limited, Mr.Jude Abonu,CEO/Managing Director, Mouka Limited, Mrs. Peju Adebajo and Deputy Governor, Ekiti State, Mrs. Olufunilayo Aduni Olayinka during the donation of 50 Units of Mouka Mattresses and Pillows to Ekiti State Management Agency at the Mouka Headquaters in Lagos
Mouka Donates Relief Products To Esema
Lagos; September 27, 2011: The Managing Director of Mouka Limited, Mrs. Peju Adebajo has said that for government to achieve its vision of progress and development, it must open its doors to meaningful partnerships, useful collaboration and constructive engagement with the private sector.
Mrs. Adebajo made the submission at the company’s corporate head office in Lagos during the donation of 50 units each of mattresses and pillows to the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Ekiti State as part of its corporate social responsibilities (CSR), adding that the occasion not only an indication of Mouka’s commitment to the support of Ekiti State, but also part of its vision of adding comfort to the lives of Nigerians.
While saying that sleep problems constitute a global epidemic affecting up to 45% of the world’s population and sleep deprivation significantly impact physical, mental and emotional health, in addition to affecting work performance and personal relationships. “Mouka Limited recognizes these issues and this explains why Mouka has championed the cause for wellness in Nigeria”.
Receiving the products on behalf of Ekiti State Government, the Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Mrs. Olufunmilayo Olayinka commended the efforts of the company to have decided to present these beddings to State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) for the victims ravaged by various natural disasters to assist them.
Her Excellency, Mrs. Olayinka added that the people is the central focus of Ekiti State government, stating that the government is willing to partner with the private sector to ensure that the citizens are motivated to be at their best. “Being healthy is not only determined by absence of sickness, but by living a sublime life that is of an acceptable human standard”.
Mrs. Olayinka implored all tiers of government to be proactive by ensuring that there are relief materials for victims of disasters ranging from fire, flood and storm before they occur. She however urged other corporate organizations and well-meaning Nigerians in the diaspora to emulate Mouka Limited and always think about the people in the communities where they do businesses and take seriously to being socially responsible.
About Mouka Limited
With production facilities in Lagos, Benin and Kaduna, Mouka Limited is a leading Nigerian manufacturer of polyurethane-based products. A highly successful commercial enterprise with a pan-Nigeria supply chain, the company now has a strong share of the household and industrial foam market in Nigeria and the ECOWAS sub-region. The ‘Mouka’ brand has indeed become synonymous with quality in these markets. Founded in 1972 by the Moukarim family which retained a 100% stake in the company until 2007, Mouka Ltd currently employs over 1000 persons across its various locations. The company’s positive impact on people and the environment continue to grow. Through its corporate and institutional efforts, and using its Mouka Academy, the company is a major contributor to the social and economic landscape of Africa’s most populous market.
The Moukarim family divested some of its equity to Actis, an international private equity firm, which acquired a 67% stake of Mouka Ltd, in 2007. The Actis acquisition has paved the way for a new management team and enabled the injection of modern production technology and more efficient manufacturing techniques, tools and processes.
Dr Ann Demarais
Majority of Americans Would Opt to Whiten Their Teeth to Enhance Their Smile
All About Whitening
Get It Right! Educational Campaign to Highlight Importance of Involving a Dental Professional in Teeth Whitening for a Whiter Smile
CULVER CITY, CA, September 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Philips, the makers of Sonicare power toothbrushes and Zoom whitening, announced today the launch of a new educational campaign called Get It Right!, which encourages people to engage a dental professional in the teeth whitening process to ensure a healthy smile worthy of a great first impression. Smiling is an instinct that starts as early as one month of age and as we grow it becomes one of our most important social assets. “Smiling affects not only how someone feels, but also how others perceive that person,” said psychologist, executive coach and author Ann Demarais, Ph.D. “In fact, research suggests there are a number of benefits to smiling – from a mood enhancer to being more socially appealing.”
Dr Bill Dorfman
The majority of Americans agree. A recent telephone survey conducted by Harris Interactive, and commissioned by Philips as part of the Get It Right! campaign, found that 89 percent of adults agree that a bright or white smile makes a good first impression and 55 percent believe a person’s smile is the best physical indicator of someone’s friendliness. Given this, it is no surprise that the survey also found that more than half (53 percent) of adults say if they could enhance one thing about their smile it would be the whiteness of their teeth, more than the straightness of their teeth or any other cosmetic feature.¹
The survey also revealed that while most adults feel that a smile is important for how a person is perceived, there is a gap between the positive perception towards teeth whitening and the action that people take. Only 20 percent of adults have had their teeth whitened by in-office treatments² despite the fact that more than three quarters (77 percent) of adults agree that a white smile is best achieved by seeing a dental professional. Findings further support that 57 percent of adults do not believe over-the-counter (OTC) products are as effective as professional teeth whitening and 29 percent do not believe OTC products work at all.
“Teeth need care and attention like any other part of the body and teeth whitening could play an important role in teeth maintenance,” explained Dr. Bill Dorfman, DDS, one of the creators of Zoom whitening and best-selling author. “However, many factors must be considered when whitening a smile, such as teeth sensitivity or a medical condition. No one knows more about oral health than a dental professional who can help advise patients about whitening options, including professional treatments, to ensure safe results for an optimal smile.”
There are numerous causes of discolored teeth, including age, genetic factors, food and beverage consumption, tobacco use, poor dental hygiene, disease, medication use and tooth trauma.³ Given all of the causes of discolored teeth, it is no surprise that teeth whitening has evolved into one of the most popular aesthetic dental treatments. And consumers have many whitening options available to choose from, including toothpastes, whitening strips and professional treatments administered by a dental professional, including a dentist, hygienist or dental assistant, such as light-activated whitening conducted in the dental office.
With the Get It Right! campaign, The American Dental Hygienist Association (ADHA) emphasizes the importance of speaking with a dental professional to get advice on the best whitening option. “Questions about whitening come up during dental hygiene appointments every day and too often, patients may not be informed about all of their options,” said ADHA president, Pamela Quinones, RDH, BS. “Consulting a dental professional from the beginning before a patient starts any whitening treatment and having them remain involved throughout the whitening process can ensure that the patient is receiving the treatment that is right for his or her situation.”
For more information about Get It Right! including a tool to find a dental professional near you, visit www.getitright.info. The website also contains a report by Dr. Demarais, “The Power of a Smile,” that examines the evolution and power of a smile and provides tips on how people can maximize their smile power. Visitors to the site will also find links to the campaign Facebook and YouTube pages.
About the Survey
Harris Interactive conducted a telephone survey within the United States for the Get It Right! educational campaign, commissioned by Philips, between August 5-7, 2011 among a nationwide cross section of 1,006 adults aged 18 and older to identify perceptions of smiles and teeth whitening. Figures for age, sex, race, region and education were weighted where necessary to bring them into line with their actual proportions in the population.
About Royal Philips Electronics
Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through timely innovations. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights and the brand promise of “sense and simplicity”. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs 119,000 employees in more than 60 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 25.4 billion in 2010, the company is a market leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as lifestyle products for personal well-being and pleasure with strong leadership positions in flat TV, male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.
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¹ Harris Interactive. Smile Survey. August 2011.
² Harris Interactive. Smile Survey. August 2011.
³ Williams, Darren. Dental Health and Tooth Discoloration. WebMD. Retrieved July 26, 2011 from http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/tooth-discoloration.
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Actress Jennifer Grey Spearheads National Initiative to Promote Effective
Communication Between People Living With Pain and Healthcare Professionals
Stamford, CT — September 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Movie icon, dancing star and patient advocate Jennifer Grey has joined forces with Partners Against Pain® to launch a new national initiative called Hands On Approach for Pain Management. The program highlights the importance of open and honest communication between people living with chronic pain and their healthcare professionals in developing an individualized treatment plan.
"Pain is part of life, but suffering doesn’t have to be," says Grey, who waged her own battle with chronic pain for more than 10 years and saw it impact her career and personal life. "No one should suffer in silence. I want people to know that communicating about pain is an important step to identifying the best treatment options for you."
According to the Institute of Medicine, over 100 million adults in the United States suffer from chronic pain conditions¹. Each person’s pain is unique and different, which is why effective communication is crucial to achieve proper pain management.
"There’s no ‘one size fits all’ approach for pain management. Treatment needs to be individualized, and may require multiple, integrative therapies," says Micke Brown, BSN, RN, Director of Communications, American Pain Foundation. "If untreated or undertreated, pain can lead to complications such as reduced function and mobility, a weakened immune system, as well as anxiety and depression²."
A new national survey reveals that patients and their healthcare professionals may not be communicating as effectively as they think they are when it comes to pain³:
* Patients indicate that they aren’t fully preparing for appointments, with only 19 percent using a pain journal to track their experiences, 35 percent researching their condition online, and 10 percent doing nothing at all.
* Healthcare professionals expressed a desire for patients to share more information during appointments, including expectations for treatment (71 percent); how pain is affecting their everyday lives (68 percent); and what the pain feels like (54 percent).
The Hands On Approach for Pain Management initiative that Grey is spearheading offers a range of practical information and tools to help improve the way patients and healthcare professionals share information about pain, including a downloadable pain journal; guides with tips for getting the most out of each medical appointment; and video features with Grey on communicating effectively about pain.
Hands On Approach for Pain Management Photo Contest
Another key element of the campaign is an online photo contest that gives people living with chronic pain an opportunity to portray their personal experiences with the condition so that others can learn from their journey. Final entries are now displayed on the Partners Against Pain web site. A "Critic’s Choice" winner will be selected by a judging panel and receive a grand prize of a ‘meet and greet’ with Grey.
The public can also cast their votes for their favorite photo to determine the "People’s Choice" winner, who will receive a Ticketmaster gift certificate. The public voting period ends on October 14, 2011.
For more information about the campaign and the online photo contest, please visit www.partnersagainstpain.com.
About Partners Against Pain®
Partners Against Pain is a national education program provided by Purdue Pharma L.P. The program helps patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals alleviate unnecessary suffering by advancing standards of pain care through education and advocacy.
About the Survey
The survey was conducted by Opinion Research Corporation – Infogroup/ORC, a national research firm, on behalf of Purdue Pharma L.P.
Results of the Hands On Approach for Pain Management survey were based on:
* Telephone interviews among 750 adults (18+) who indicated they experience chronic pain. Interviews were conducted by ORC International using their US telephone lines from June 1 – June 16, 2011. The margin of error for the 750 interviews is approximately 3.2 percent with a 95 percent confidence level.
* Online interviews of 500 family practitioners (FPs), general practitioners (GPs), and internal medicine physicians (IMs) (300); physician assistants (PAs) (100); and registered nurses/nurse practitioners (RNs/NPs) (100) from June 1 – June 7, 2011. The margin of error for the 500 interviews is approximately 4.5 percent with a 95 percent confidence level.
¹ IOM (Institute of Medicine). 2011. Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education, and Research. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.
² Chapman, C Richard. "Suffering: the contributions of persistent pain." Lancet 353 (1999): 2233-237.
³ Hands On Approach for Pain Management survey, patient and healthcare professional data set. 2011.
Purdue Pharma L.P.
Tony Bennett with Lady Gaga recording "The Lady Is A Tramp" for Duets II.(PRNewsFoto/RPM Records/Columbia Records, Josh Cheuse)
28 Sep 2011 11:00 Africa/Lagos
Tony Bennett's Duets II #1 on the Billboard Album Chart
DUETS II TOP 5 ON iTUNES ALBUM CHART
NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2011
NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tony Bennett's highly anticipated new release, DUETS II (RPM Records/Columbia Records) debuts at the #1 position on Billboard's top albums chart, with 179,000 units sold in the first week. The album has remained in the top 5 on iTunes' album chart in the US and other countries since its release. Digital albums represented 20% of overall sales, the highest for any Bennett album to-date.
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Danny Bennett, Tony's son and manager stated, "It's an unprecedented and historical event that an artist at the age of 85 has topped the charts. He's remained at the top of his game without having ever compromised his integrity and standard of excellence."
"The number one success of Duets II pays tribute to the enduring genius of Tony Bennett," said Steve Barnett, Chairman, Columbia Records. "It is a true testament to Tony's artistry that he continues to top the charts while at the same time reaching a broader fan base and breaking new ground."
A long-term PR campaign, beginning with the start of the recording sessions in February, fueled robust pre-sale orders that launched on the singer's 85th Birthday on August 3rd. Extensive TV appearances on 20/20, the MTV Video Music Awards, the America's Got Talent finale, The Today Show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and HSN, leading up to the release, enhanced pre-sales. Print features in the New Yorker, Entertainment Weekly, USA TODAY, The Wall Street Journal, among others, all appeared in advance of the in-store date. TV appearances after launch included The Today Show, The View, Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Piers Morgan Tonight, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart as well as a duet performance prominently featured in the season premiere of CBS TV show "Blue Bloods." CBS Sunday Morning also highlighted the new release in their fall music preview.
Partnerships with Target, AARP, Starbucks, Tiffany & Co, Godiva, Koss Corporation, among others created extensive exposure in the marketplace. Non-traditional retail outlets included HSN, Walgreens, Nordstrom and Wegmans.
Nearly twenty years after making ground-breaking headlines with his "Steppin' Out" video being added to MTV in 1993, Bennett has once again been added across all MTV Networks worldwide with the premiere of the Amy Winehouse duet of "Body and Soul." Widespread listener response to the DUETS II's Lady Gaga and Amy Winehouse tracks across all radio formats has garnered major airplay on Top 40, Hot AC and AAA stations. "Body and Soul" has broken into Billboard's Hot 100 Singles charts.
The entire six month recording process for DUETS II, during which Bennett recorded live with each duet partner in the studio, was documented on film by Academy Award winning cinematographer Dion Beebe. Footage from sessions held in New York, Los Angeles, London, Nashville and Italy was distributed to a variety of online outlets. Clips were tailored, often as exclusives, to iTunes, Vevo, MTV and Barnes and Noble among others, resulting in over 100 million impressions online and will become the basis of a documentary "The Zen of Tony Bennett," an intimate look into the artist's creative process as he reflects over his 60 year career within the context of his latest recording project.
DUETS II has received unprecedented response in sales and profile internationally, including the UK, Canada, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Mexico and Australia. An extended campaign was implemented early on in the project to develop and expand awareness and exposure for Tony Bennett and DUETS II through promotional trips, publicity outreach, and concert appearances.
DUETS II was produced by Phil Ramone and Bennett's son, Dae Bennett. It features a celebrated roster of many of today's greatest artists--including Lady Gaga, Michael Buble, John Mayer, Carrie Underwood and Amy Winehouse--performing with Tony, showcasing his catalog of greatest hits. DUETS II is a follow-up to Bennett's highly successful DUETS CD, which was released for the singer's 80th birthday, received three Grammy Awards and became his best-selling record to-date. A concentrated catalog campaign was also initiated resulting in DUETS return to the charts, with top five placement at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
RPM/Columbia/Legacy announced plans to release the labels' most extensive boxed set collection in their history. TONY BENNETT: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION features 73 CDs and 3 DVDS and will be available on November 8 exclusively through Barnes and Noble retail stores, bn.com and tonybennet.com.
Tony Bennett has garnered high praise with DUETS II. Some of the highlights are below:
"Each of the megastar pairings with Tony Bennett on his second disc of duets is momentous" US WEEKLY 3 1/2 stars
"Tony Bennett is the oldest artist to ever grace the Hot 100 charts. He and Amy Winehouse bow at #87 with Body and Soul. He's also taking the crown for longest span. He holds an impressive 53 year, 2 month existence on the charts! Nice! Tony, you're just makin' all sorts of headlines this year, aren't ya?!!" PEREZ HILTON
"As savvy as ever at 85, Tony Bennett leaves no box unchecked..." PEOPLE
"...constantly reaffirming his position as pop music's greatest living patriarch" WALL STREET JOURNAL
"…he's also timeless, popular to at least three generations and in many ways even emblematic of this one." LOS ANGELES TIMES
"Tony Bennett is as timeless as the songs he sings on DUETS II, which should put him back on the charts for a remarkable seventh straight decade." ASSOCIATED PRESS
SOURCE RPM Records/Columbia Records
CONTACT: Fran DeFeo of Columbia Records, +1-212-833-5784, Fran.firstname.lastname@example.org or Sylvia Weiner of RPM Productions, +1-908-301-1779, email@example.com
Web Site: http://tonybennett.com
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Love Does Not Ask Us To Be Perfect
Love does not ask us to be perfect, but to be honest.
How can you be honest without being sensitive?
Do you know the meaning of honesty?
How can you experience love when you deny the experience of pain?
There is no love without pain.
From the pains of a woman in travail as she brings forth her beloved child after nine months or more and her labour of love continues in motherhood and parenthood to the pleasure and pain of a young maiden being deflowered by the man she loves truly and later pains of being hurt when her heart is broken.
For in our imperfections are hidden the secrets of the true essence of our existence.
Our human nature in contrast to divine nature.
~ By Orikinla Osinachi
BELIEBER! FAME, FAITH & THE HEART OF JUSTIN BIEBER IN STORES NOW @BelieberTheBook. (PRNewsFoto/Worthy Publishing)
27 Sep 2011 13:00 Africa/Lagos
Belieber! Fame, Faith and the Heart of Justin Bieber Launches Today - Sept. 27th
BOOK BY CATHLEEN FALSANI EXPLORES FAITH AND LIFE OF TEEN IDOL AND GARNERS PROCEEDS FOR CHARITY
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 27, 2011
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the long anticipated new book Belieber! Faith, Fame and the Heart of Justin Bieber, (Worthy Publishing, September 27, 2011), by award-winning journalist Cathleen Falsani is available wherever books are sold. The highly anticipated book explores how Bieber is influencing an entire generation that is often found in a world of over-stimulating outward messages and challenges beyond their years. Falsani paints an inspiring portrait of a young, talented musician discovered when a record producer spotted his home movies on YouTube while also giving fans an intimate glimpse behind-the-scenes of the heart and soul of their beloved star.
Belieber: Faith, Fame and the Heart of Justin Bieber is the story of a young man who has musical talents and soulfulness well beyond his years. It is not your typical motivational or inspirational book but a book that peels back the veneer of celebrity to reveal the soul underneath the superstar. Falsani hopes that the book will be an opportunity for parents, teachers, pastors and youth to engage in conversation about the things they care about, the things they believe in.
Bieber continues to lend his influence and his pocketbook to help make the world a better place. He gives millions of dollars away to charity and regularly encourages his fans to give back and "make a change" in the world. Taking a cue from Justin himself, a portion of the proceeds from Belieber! will be donated to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria . "I Belieb," Falsani says, "Do you?" To view an exclusive trailer with author Cathleen Falsani click here: http://justin-book.com
SOURCE Worthy Publishing
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Web Site: http://justin-book.com
Monday, September 26, 2011
Photo: HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 25: Actor Matthew McConaughey and model Camila Alves attend IRIS, A Journey Through the World of Cinema by Cirque du Soleil premiere Sunday, September 25, 2011 exclusively at Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ja.
There is real pleasure in taking your girlfriend to the cinema to see a romantic movie.
The most romantic cinema locations in Nigeria are the Genesis Deluxe at The Palms, Lekki and Silverbird Cinemas near the beaches on Victoria Island.
Girlfriends love to rest their heads on the shoulders of their guys as they sit close together viewing a movie and exchange kisses in-between the dull or thrilling moments of a movie.
It is also cool to go for a stroll at the beach before or after a movie. You can relax in the twilight and smooch for an hour before going home to end up in bed if she wants you to make love to her.
IRIS, A Journey Through the World of Cinema by Cirque du Soleil Premieres Sunday, September 25 Exclusively at Kodak Theatre
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HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 25: Actor Matthew McConaughey and model Camila Alves attend IRIS, A Journey Through the World of Cinema by Cirque du Soleil premiere Sunday, September 25, 2011 exclusively at Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ja
Los Angeles, September 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Cirque du Soleil and CIM Group present tonight the world premiere of IRIS, a new major resident production created exclusively for the Kodak Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center, home of the Academy Awards®, on September 25. Proudly presented by Sun Life Financial, IRIS is written and directed by French stage and film director, artistic director, dancer and choreographer Philippe Decouflé.
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 25: Recording artist Christina Milian attends IRIS, A Journey Through the World of Cinema by Cirque du Soleil premiere Sunday, September 25, 2011 exclusively at Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Ge
About the show
A poetic phantasmagoria inspired by the world of cinema, IRIS presents an imaginary journey through the evolution of cinema – from the foundations of the art form to the bustle of the soundstage – through optical effects and film genres. IRIS transposes into a language of dance and acrobatics all of cinema’s splendor, inventiveness and, above all, its sense of wonder.
When the two young heroes – Buster and Scarlett – find themselves plunged into the joyful chaos of a film set, their escapades transport the spectator into a kaleidoscope of movement, moods and images supported by an orchestral score.
IRIS conjures up a place between motion and picture, light and sound that shifts constantly between reality and make-believe, to explore the limitless possibilities of cinema. By combining dance, acrobatics, live video, film footage and interactive projections, the show illustrates both the mechanics of cinema and its extraordinary power to deceive the eye.
About Philippe Decouflé
Cooperation with others is essential to Philippe Decouflé’s process. In 1983 he gathered together a group of artists and artisans who have been with him ever since as members of his dance company DCA, which has created scores of playful and fantastic productions that represent a veritable revival in contemporary dance.
In 1992 Philippe created the magnificent opening and closing ceremonies of the Albertville Olympic Games. Watched by two billion viewers, this work earned him an international reputation. Philippe Decouflé also created the show Désirs that has been running at the Crazy Horse Saloon in Paris since 2009. IRIS is his first show with Cirque du Soleil.
The creative team
Along with Philippe Decouflé, the creative team consists of the following distinctive talents:
Guy Laliberté Artistic Guide
Gilles Ste-Croix Artistic Guide
Philippe Decouflé Writer and Director
Danny Elfman Composer
Jean-François Bouchard Director of Creation
Pascale Henrot Associate Director of Creation
Jean Rabasse Set Designer
Philippe Guillotel Costume Designer
Daphné Mauger Choreographer
Patrice Besombes Lighting Designer
Anne-Séguin Poirier Props Designer
Olivier Simola Projection Designer
Christophe Waksmann Projection Designer
François Bergeron Sound Designer
Boris Verkhovsky Acrobatic Performance Designer
Shana Carroll Acrobatic Performance Designer
Pierre Masse Acrobatic Rigging and Equipment Designer
Nathalie Gagné Makeup Designer
Tickets range from $43 to $133 (VIP tickets are available at $253). Tickets can be purchased on line at www.cirquedusoleil.com/IRIS or by calling 1-877-943-IRIS.
For parties of 12 or more, contact Cirque du Soleil group sales by calling 877-504-7164.
For Preferred Seating and other American Express® Cardmember benefits, please visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/amex.
Sun Life Financial is the presenting sponsor of IRIS. Infiniti and American Express are the official sponsors of this new production.
About Cirque du Soleil
From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is now a major Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has 5,000 employees, including more than 1,500 performing artists from close to 50 different countries. Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 100 million spectators in nearly 300 cities on six continents.
For more information, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com. To find out more about the One Drop Foundation, visit www.onedrop.org.
About KODAK Theatre
Kodak Theatre is the crown jewel of the Hollywood & Highland Center, a retail, dining and entertainment venue located in the heart of historic Hollywood. The theatre opened in November 2001 and soon became known to more than one billion people across the globe as the first permanent home of the Academy Awards®. Kodak Theatre was designed by the internationally-renowned Rockwell Group to be as glamorous as its onstage artists and celebrity guests, yet capable of serving the enormous technical needs of a live worldwide television broadcast on Oscar® night.
For more information visit: http://www.kodaktheatre.com
About Sun Life Financial
Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth accumulation products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Chartered in 1865, Sun Life Financial and its partners today have operations in key markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China and Bermuda. In the United States and elsewhere, insurance products are offered by members of the Sun Life Financial group that are insurance companies. Sun Life Financial Inc., the holding company for the Sun Life Financial group of companies, is a public company. It is not an insurance company and does not offer insurance products for sale in the United States or elsewhere, and does not guarantee the obligations of its insurance company subsidiaries. Product offerings may not be available in all states and may vary depending on state laws and regulations. As of June 30, 2011, the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of $492 billion. For more information, please visit www.sunlife.com. Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.
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Sunday, September 25, 2011
Of course, there is no dignity in any act of infidelity
No matter how you play the script, it is undignified and the offender deserves to be vilified.
Every act of infidelity starts with dishonesty as every evil begins with a LIE.
It would be better, healthier and safer to split and quit than to cheat on your partner.
If you know that you are not happy in a relationship, just spit it out and don't hide it!
I always do a reality check in every relationship in what I call monitoring and evaluation of the state of mind of my partner to know if she is fine or not.
I ask her questions on our wants and needs.
What she is enjoying and what she is not enjoying.
Only one girlfriend has cheated on me since I started dating 30 years ago and the reason she did it was valid.
We were in a long distance relationship and I could only see her once or twice every year and that was really very bad for a young loving lady who loved sex. I was not angry that she slept with another guy. I was only infuriated that she did not tell me the TRUTH that she could no longer abstain from sex in my absence. She has the right to enjoy her life with anyone she prefers, but PLEASE, for goodness sake, just don't hide the truth from me.
Cheating is not telling your partner whatever you are doing behind his or her back. That is why I prefer an open relationship where free love rules. Love is not by force.
GPS tracking devices such as the Tracking Key have made it difficult for unfaithful lovers and spouses to hide their trails of infidelity. With very good mobile phones you can track and record the whereabouts of any person you have the mobile phone number.
Infidelity is a dangerous act of betrayal for which horrible crimes have been committed in the consequences and repercussions since Adam and Eve. Murders have been committed and many have committed suicide, because of infidelity. Therefore to avoid and prevent the grave consequences of infidelity, PLEASE, be brave enough to say the truth and either make amends or part ways in peace and not in pieces.
Healing begins with saying the truth.
~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, author of Scarlet Tears of London and other books.