Friday, March 30, 2012

2000 BlackBerry 10 Phones for Free


Research in Motion (RIM) To Give Away 2000 BlackBerry 10 Phones at BlackBerry Jam in May.


BB spectrum of beauty and technology.

Research in Motion has decided to go for broke by giving away 2, 000 handsets of the new BlackBerry 10 according to reports from the troubled Canadian multinational telecommunications company headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario.
But the 2, 000 phones are not for every Tom, Dick and Harry.



Africa - The Land of Lion's Prides, Breath-Taking Scenery and Exotic Wildlife



30 Mar 2012 10:41 Africa/Lagos


Africa - The Land of Lion's Prides, Breath-Taking Scenery and Exotic Wildlife

LONDON, March 30, 2012/PRNewswire/ --

Kenya is a place of remarkable diversity of landscapes, wildlife and cultures. As we look towards the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations in May, this great country is most poignantly remembered as the place that Princess Elizabeth first learnt that she would become Queen. To commemorate this occasion, Bales Worldwide have designed an exclusive Queen's Diamond Jubilee tour with four departures from April to June 2012.

Kenya has long resonated with the Royal Family and you will understand why as you venture into the pulsating heartland of northern Kenya, Samburu, absorb the wealth of animal life in Lake Nakuru National Park and explore the game lands of the Masai Mara. Dine at the famed Aberdare Country Club, experience traditional Masai culture and enjoy luxury accommodation [http://www.balesworldwide.com ] such as the SamburuSimba lodge, which overlooks the Buffalo springs and the UasoNyiro River, and the truly unique tree-lodge, The Ark.



Don't Miss: Tanzania has long been a must for any wildlife enthusiast and May is a fantastic time to experience the electrifying annual spectacle of the annual migrations across the Serengeti and the Masai Mara. See game in their thousands moving across the plains in search of fresh grazing land, an incredible journey that brings with it predators in their hundreds.

Lying off the coast of Tanzania, amidst the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, Zanzibar is an exotic mix of tranquil beaches, turquoise seas and the romantic scent of spices. It is a fascinating cultural hotchpotch of Arabic, African and European influences, melded together to create the perfect getaway destination to add to the end of your East African journey.

Don't Miss: Namibia is a land of ancient bushmen and sand dunes of the Namib Desert [http://www.balesworldwide.com/destinations/africa/namibia ]. Some of the tourist attractions include:

Skeleton Coast Park - This park contains the world's most spectacular coastal landscapes. Spooky sea mists and dangerous current dominate this area making it a ghostly and treacherous stretch of water for ships.

Fish River Canyon - Not only is it Namibia's amazing sight, but it is one of Africa [http://www.balesworldwide.com/destinations/africa ]'s natural marvels. As the second largest canyon in the world, it is a favoured destination for hiking and bird watching as the area is home to a diversity of wildlife.

Bales Worldwide is a pioneer in the touring market that provides tailor made holidays, small escorted group tours, arrangements for special groups and chartered adventures to over 50 destinations worldwide.

Bales Worldwide are committed to inspire you and provide you with a holiday that meets and exceeds your expectations - holidays of a lifetime. We are constantly exploring each region to find interesting paths for you to explore whilst ensuring they are brought to life by local guides and our experienced and enthusiastic staff.

Source: Bales Worldwide

Natalie Wilson, PR Assistant, Virgin Holidays, Tel: +44(0)1293-744228, Email: natalie.wilson@virginholidays.com



Thursday, March 29, 2012

Netflix Survey Exposes Dangers of Inappropriate Content on TV


The Netflix "Just for Kids" section lets parents and kids find a broad selection of great TV shows and movies that are age appropriate for children 12 and under. (PRNewsFoto/Netflix, Inc.)

29 Mar 2012 14:00 Africa/Lagos

More Than 40 Per Cent of Canadian Children Have Been Accidentally Exposed to Inappropriate Content on Television

Netflix Study Suggests Content Concerns Prevent Parents From Letting Their Kids Select TV Programming

TORONTO, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to new research from Netflix, 61 per cent of parents would like to give their children the ability to select their own programming, but 67 per cent worry about what they're watching.

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The research, conducted by Ipsos-Reid on behalf of Netflix in Canada, takes a look at Canadian families' television viewing habits to understand how parents and children watch television together and alone.

The research reveals that parents are rightfully concerned about what their kids are watching. More than 40 per cent of kids have been accidentally exposed to something on TV that scared them or have seen commercials that were not suitable for them. Some kids have even seen a movie alone that required an adult present. On the other hand, the majority of parents admit that they find themselves watching children's programming even when their child is not in the room.

To help parents and kids find a broad selection of great TV shows and movies that are age appropriate for children 12 and under, the Netflix "Just for Kids" section lets Netflix members scroll through content that's selected especially for them. Using an easy-to-navigate system, TV shows and movies are organized by genres like superheroes, princesses, and dinosaurs, and feature clear and simple descriptions of the plot of each title. As always, there are never any commercials on Netflix.

"Canadian kids are watching an average of 69 minutes of programming alone," said David Watson, Director of Product Innovation, Kids and Family, Netflix. "The Netflix 'Just for Kids' section within the Netflix website ensures parents don't have to worry about what their kids are watching, when they're watching TV on their own or with friends."

The survey also reveals some interesting facts about what's important to parents when watching TV with their children:

Nearly 70 per cent of parents worry about what their children are watching on TV.
Three out of four parents are worried about the advertising their children are exposed to and four out of five parents say watching programming without commercials is important.
Three-quarters of parents find it important not to be restricted by traditional TV scheduling.
The overwhelming majority, 89 per cent, say it's important to be able to choose from a large selection of programming;
Letting their children select the TV shows and movies they watch together is important for 86 per cent of Canadian parents;
When it comes to selecting their own programming, 72 per cent of parents say their child typically asks for the name of a TV show or movie while 34 per cent say their child references a character instead; and
Parents' desire to give their children more discretion over what they watch increases as their child gets older, but the concern about what their children watch does not decrease.

The Netflix "Just for Kids" section is currently available in Canada on PC, Mac, Nintendo Wii, Sony PlayStation 3, and Apple TV devices. Other devices will follow this year.

Survey Methodology
These are some of the findings of an Ipsos-Reid poll conducted between March 20-23, 2012, on behalf of Netflix. For this survey, a sample of 1,013 parents of children aged 12 and under from Ipsos' Canadian online panel was interviewed online. Weighting was then employed to balance demographics to ensure that the sample's composition reflects that of the adult population according to Census data and to provide results intended to approximate the sample universe. A survey with an unweighted probability sample of this size and a 100% response rate would have an estimated margin of error of +/- 3.1 percentage points, 19 times out of 20, of what the results would have been had the entire population of parents in Canada been polled. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including, but not limited to coverage error and measurement error.

About Netflix:
With more than 23 million streaming members in the United States, Canada, Latin America, the United Kingdom and Ireland, Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) is the world's leading internet subscription service for enjoying films and TV programmes. For about US$7.99 a month, Netflix members can instantly watch unlimited films and TV episodes streamed over the internet to PCs, Macs and TVs. Among the large and expanding base of devices streaming from Netflix are the Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and Sony PS3 consoles; an array of Blu-ray disc players, internet-connected TVs, home theatre systems, digital video recorders and internet video players; Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, as well as Apple TV and Google TV. In all, more than 700 devices that stream from Netflix are available. For additional information, visit www.netflix.com. Follow Netflix on Facebook and Twitter.

SOURCE Netflix, Inc.

CONTACT: Kiel Hume, +1-416-969-2807, khume@environicspr.com, or Nicole Tuschak, +1-416-969-2712, ntuschak@environicspr.com, both of Environics, for Netflix

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



Is this Genevieve Nnaji, the Queen of Nollywood?


Is this Genevieve Nnaji, the Queen of Nollywood?

Famous Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji caught on camera by Nigerian paparazzi when she was not looking so attractive on December 3, 2011, at the closing gala of AFRIFF International Film Festival at the Oriental Hotel on Victoria Island, Lagos.



How Smart Phones Expose Cheating Lovers and Spouses




Fact: 70% of married women and 54% of married men had no idea of their spouse’s extramarital activity.

Source: Associated Press

The progress in mobile technology has made it possible to find out whether your spouse is cheating or not. Playing a majoir role in cheating spouse activity, cell phones may speak louder than their owners.
mSpy is the most modern and advanced smartphone monitoring software that allows you to reveal the truth following 3 simple steps:





Photo Credit: Mobile Monitoring Apps.



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Wrath of the Titans To Be Unleashed Into IMAX® Theatres March 30



28 Mar 2012 23:00 Africa/Lagos

Wrath of the Titans to be Unleashed Into IMAX® Theatres March 30
Epic Action/Fantasy Adventure Marks Global Record for IMAX Opening Weekend Runs



LOS ANGELES, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that the fantasy action adventure Wrath of the Titans will be released in the immersive IMAX® 3D format in 482 IMAX® theatres worldwide beginning Friday, March 30, simultaneous with the film's North American wide release. The film will be released this Friday in 293 IMAX theatres domestically and 176 IMAX theatres internationally, with 13 additional international runs to debut over the coming weeks. Additional playdates will be added as pending bookings are confirmed.

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Sam Worthington, Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson star once again as gods at war in Wrath of the Titans : An IMAX 3D Experience. Directed by Jonathan Liebesman, the film is the sequel to the global box office hit Clash of the Titans.

The IMAX release of Wrath of the Titans will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

About Wrath of the Titans
A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus (Worthington)—the demigod son of Zeus (Neeson)—is attempting to live a quieter life as a village fisherman and the sole parent to his 10-year-old son, Helius.

But unbeknownst to Perseus, a struggle for supremacy has been raging between the gods and the Titans. Dangerously weakened by humanity's lack of devotion, the gods are losing hold of their immortality, as well as control over the imprisoned Titans and their ferocious leader, Kronos, father of the long-ruling brothers Zeus, Hades (Fiennes) and Poseidon (Danny Huston). The triumvirate had overthrown their powerful father long ago, leaving him to rot in the gloomy abyss of Tartarus, a dungeon that lies deep within the cavernous Underworld.

Now, Perseus cannot ignore his true calling as Hades, along with Zeus' godly son, Ares (Edgar Ramirez), switches loyalties and makes a deal with Kronos to capture Zeus. The Titan's strength grows stronger as Zeus' remaining godly powers are siphoned…and hell is unleashed on earth.

Enlisting the help of the warrior Queen Andromeda (Rosamund Pike), Poseidon's demigod son, Argenor (Toby Kebbell), and fallen god Hephaestus (Bill Nighy), Perseus bravely embarks on a treacherous quest into the Underworld to rescue Zeus, overthrow the Titans and save mankind.

Jonathan Liebesman directed the film from a screenplay by Dan Mazeau & David Leslie Johnson, story by Greg Berlanti & David Leslie Johnson & Dan Mazeau, based on characters created by Beverley Cross. The film was produced by Basil Iwanyk, who also produced the previous hit "Clash of the Titans," and Polly Johnsen. The executive producers are Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Callum McDougall, Kevin De La Noy and Louis Leterrier.

www.wrathofthetitans.com

Wrath of the Titans has been rated PG-13 by the MPAA for intense sequences of fantasy violence and action.

Wrath of the Titans: An IMAX 3D Experience is scheduled to play day-and-date at the following IMAX theatres beginning March 30 :

UNITED STATES
Alabama
Hoover – Rave Patton Creek 15 + IMAX
Huntsville – Rave Valley Bend 18 + IMAX
Tuscaloosa – Cobb Hollywood 16 Cinemas + IMAX
Alaska
Anchorage – Regal Tikahtnu Stadium 16 + IMAX
Fairbanks – Regal Goldstream Stadium 16 + IMAX
Arizona
Glendale – AMC Westgate 20 with IMAX
Mesa – Dickinson Gateway 12 IMAX Theatre
Phoenix – AMC Deer Valley 30 with IMAX
Phoenix – AMC Desert Ridge 18 with IMAX
Tempe – Harkins Arizona Mills 25 with IMAX
Tucson – AMC Loews Foothills 15 with IMAX
Arkansas
Little Rock – Dickinson Chenal 9 IMAX Theatre
California
Alhambra – Regal Edwards Alhambra Renaissance Stadium 14 + IMAX
Aliso Viejo – Regal Aliso Viejo Stadium 20 + IMAX
Arcadia – AMC Santa Anita 16 with IMAX
Brentwood – Rave Brentwood 14 + IMAX
Burbank – AMC Burbank 16 with IMAX
Camarillo – Regal Camarillo Palace Stadium 12 + IMAX
Cathedral City – USC Desert IMAX Theatre
Covina – AMC Covina 30 with IMAX
Cupertino – AMC Cupertino Square 16 with IMAX
Dublin – Regal Hacienda Crossings Stadium 21 + IMAX
El Cajon – Regal Parkway Plaza Stadiuim 18 + IMAX
El Dorado Hills – Regal El Dorado Stadium 14 + IMAX
Emeryville – AMC Bay Street 16 with IMAX
Escondido – Regal Escondido Stadium 16 + IMAX
Fairfield – Regal Fairfield Stadium 16 + IMAX
Fresno – Regal Fresno Stadium 22 + IMAX
Irvine – Regal Irvine Spectrum 21 + IMAX
Lancaster – Cinemark 22 + IMAX
Long Beach – Regal Long Beach Stadium 26 + IMAX
Los Angeles – AMC Century City 15 with IMAX
Los Angeles – Rave 18 + IMAX
National City – AMC Plaza Bonita 14 with IMAX
Norwalk – AMC Norwalk 20 with IMAX+
Ontario – Regal Ontario Palace Stadium 22 + IMAX
Orange – AMC 30 At The Block with IMAX
Riverside – AMC Tyler Galleria 16 with IMAX
Rowland Heights – AMC Puente Hills 20 with IMAX
Sacramento – Esquire IMAX Theatre
San Diego – AMC Mission Valley 20 with IMAX
San Diego – AMC Palm Promenade 24 with IMAX
San Diego – Regal Mira Mesa Stadium 18 + IMAX
San Jose – AMC Eastridge 15 with IMAX
San Jose – AMC Saratoga 14 with IMAX
Santa Clara – AMC Mercado 20 with IMAX
Santa Clarita – Regal Valencia Stadium 12 + IMAX
Simi Valley – Regal Civic Center Stadium 16 + IMAX
South Gate – Regal South Gate Stadium 20 + IMAX
Stockton – Regal City Centre Stadium 16 + IMAX
Temecula – Regal Temecula Stadium 15 + IMAX
Torrance – AMC Del Amo 18 with IMAX
Woodland Hills – AMC Promenade 16 with IMAX
Colorado
Aurora – AMC Arapahoe Crossing 16 + IMAX
Colorado Springs – Cinemark Carefree Circle + IMAX
Denver – Regal Colorado Center 9 + IMAX
Highlands Ranch – AMC Highlands Ranch 24 + IMAX
Lakewood – Regal UA Colorado Mills Stadium 16 + IMAX
Westminster – AMC Orchard 12 with IMAX
Westminster – AMC Westminster Promenade 24 with IMAX
Connecticut
Manchester – Rave Buckland Hills 18 + IMAX
Milford – Rave Connecticut Post 14 + IMAX
Plainville – AMC Loews Plainville 20 with IMAX
District of Columbia
Washington – AMC Loews Georgetown 14 with IMAX
Florida
Altamonte Springs – AMC Altamonte Mall 18 with IMAX
Aventura – AMC Aventura 24 with IMAX
Brandon – AMC The Regency 20 with IMAX
Destin – Rave Destin Commons 14 + IMAX
Fort Lauderdale – Museum of Discovery + Science AutoNation IMAX
Fort Myers – Regal Gulf Coast Town Center Stadium 16 + IMAX
Jacksonville – AMC Regency 24 with IMAX
Lakeland – Cobb Lakeside 18 + IMAX
Merritt Island – Cobb Merritt Square 16 + IMAX
Miami – Cobb Dolphin 19 + IMAX
Oldsmar – AMC Woodlands Square 20 with IMAX
Orange Park – AMC Orange Park 24 with IMAX
Orlando – AMC Loews Universal Cineplex 20 with IMAX
Orlando – Regal Pointe Orlando Stadium 20 + IMAX
Orlando – Regal Waterford Stadium 20 + IMAX
Panama City Beach – The Grand 16 + IMAX Pier Park – Panama City
Pensacola – Rave Pensacola Bayou 15 + IMAX
Sarasota – AMC Sarasota 12 with IMAX
South Miami – AMC Sunset Place 24 with IMAX
St. Petersburg – Muvico Baywalk 20 + IMAX
Sunrise – Regal Sawgrass Stadium 23 + IMAX
Tallahassee – AMC Tallahassee Mall 20 with IMAX
Tampa – AMC Veterans 24 with IMAX
West Palm Beach – Muvico Parisian 20 + IMAX
Georgia
Atlanta – Regal Atlantic Station 16 + IMAX
Augusta – Regal Augusta Exchange Stadium 20 + IMAX
Buford – Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium 20 + IMAX
Cumming – AMC Avenue Forsyth 12 with IMAX
Douglasville – Regal Arbor Place Stadium 18 + IMAX+
Kennesaw – AMC Barrett Commons 24 with IMAX
Lithonia – AMC Stonecrest 16 with IMAX
Macon – AmStar 16 + IMAX – Macon
Morrow – AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 with IMAX
Hawaii
Honolulu – Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18 + IMAX
Idaho
Boise – Regal Boise Stadium 21 + IMAX
Illinois
Batavia – Goodrich Randall 15 IMAX
Chicago – Navy Pier IMAX Theatre
Country Club Hills – AMC Loews Country Club Hills 16 with IMAX
Edwardsville – AMC Showplace Edwardsville 12 with IMAX
Hodgkins – AMC Loews Quarry Cinemas 14 with IMAX
Lincolnshire – Regal Lincolnshire Stadium 21 + IMAX
Lombard – AMC Yorktown 17 with IMAX
Naperville – AMC Showplace Naperville 16 with IMAX
New Lenox – AMC Showplace New Lenox 14 with IMAX
Peoria – Rave Grand Prairie 18 + IMAX
Rockford – AMC Showplace Rockford 16 with IMAX
Schaumburg – AMC Loews Streets of Woodfield 20 with IMAX
Skokie – AMC Showplace Village Crossing 18 with IMAX
South Barrington – AMC South Barrington 30 with IMAX
Woodridge – Cinemark @ Seven Bridges + IMAX
Indiana
Evansville – Showplace Cinemas East 18 + IMAX
Fort Wayne – Rave Jefferson Pointe 18 + IMAX
Indianapolis – AMC Showplace Indianapolis 17 with IMAX
Indianapolis – AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 with IMAX
Noblesville – Goodrich Hamilton 16 IMAX
Portage – Goodrich Portage 16 IMAX
Schererville – AMC Showplace Schererville 12 with IMAX
Iowa
Davenport – Rave Davenport 53 + IMAX
Kansas
Leawood – AMC Town Center 20 with IMAX
Olathe – AMC Studio 30 with IMAX
Wichita – 21st Street Warren + IMAX
Kentucky
Louisville – Rave Stonybrook 20 + IMAX
Newport – AMC Newport On The Levee 20 with IMAX
Louisiana
Baton Rouge – Rave Mall of Louisiana 15 + IMAX
Bossier City – Regal Louisiana Boardwalk Stadium 14 + IMAX
Harahan – AMC Elmwood Palace 20 with IMAX
Metairie – AMC Clearview Palace 12 with IMAX
Slidell – The Grand 16 + IMAX – Slidell
Maine
Saco – The Cinemagic + IMAX in Saco
Maryland
Baltimore – AMC Loews White Marsh 16 with IMAX
Columbia – AMC Columbia 14 with IMAX
Frederick – Regal Westview Stadium 16 + IMAX
Gaithersburg – AMC Loews Rio Cinemas 18 with IMAX
Largo – AMC Magic Johnson Capital Center 12 with IMAX
Owings Mills – AMC Owings Mills 17 with IMAX
Silver Spring – Regal Majestic Stadium 20 + IMAX
Massachusetts
Boston – AMC Loews Boston Common 19 with IMAX
Danvers – AMC Loews Liberty Tree Mall 20 with IMAX
Methuen – AMC Loews Methuen 20 with IMAX
Natick – Jordan's Furniture IMAX 3D Theatre
Randolph – Showcase Cinemas Randolph + IMAX
Reading – Jordan's Furniture IMAX 3D Theatre
Michigan
Auburn Hills – AMC Star Great Lakes 25 with IMAX
Grand Blanc – NCG Trillium Cinema + IMAX
Grand Rapids – Celebration! Cinema Grand Rapids North + IMAX
Lansing – Celebration! Cinema Lansing + IMAX
Livonia – AMC Livonia 20 with IMAX
Sterling Heights – AMC Forum 30 with IMAX
Ypsilanti – Rave Ann Arbor 20 + IMAX
Minnesota
Apple Valley – Great Clips IMAX at Minnesota Zoo
Eden Prairie – AMC Eden Prairie Mall 18 with IMAX
Edina – AMC Southdale 16 with IMAX
Maple Grove – AMC Arbor Lakes 16 with IMAX
Roseville – AMC Rosedale 14 with IMAX
Missouri
Chesterfield – AMC Chesterfield 14 with IMAX
Hazelwood – Regal St. Louis Mills Stadium 18 + IMAX
Independence – AMC Independence Commons 20 with IMAX
Kansas City – AMC BarryWoods 24 with IMAX
Saint Louis – Wehrenberg Ronnies 20 Cine + IMAX
Springfield – ShowPlex Springfield 11 IMAX Theatre
Nebraska
Omaha – AMC Oakview Plaza 24 with IMAX
Nevada
Henderson – Regal Sunset Station Stadium 13 + IMAX
Las Vegas – Brenden Theatres and IMAX at the Palms
Las Vegas – Regal Red Rock Stadium 16 + IMAX
North Las Vegas – Regal Aliante Stadium 16 + IMAX
New Hampshire
Hooksett – Cinemagic + IMAX in Hooksett
New Jersey
Atlantic City – IMAX Theatre at Tropicana
Cherry Hill – AMC Loews Cherry Hill 24 with IMAX
Clifton – AMC Clifton Commons 16 with IMAX
Elizabeth – AMC Jersey Gardens 20 with IMAX
Hamilton – AMC Hamilton 24 with IMAX
New Brunswick – AMC Loews New Brunswick 18 with IMAX
Paramus – AMC Garden State 16 with IMAX
Rockaway – AMC Rockaway 16 with IMAX
New York
Albany – Regal Crossgates Stadium 18 + IMAX
Brooklyn – Regal Sheepshead Bay 14 + IMAX
Deer Park – Regal Deer Park Stadium 16 + IMAX
New Rochelle – Regal New Roc Stadium 18 + IMAX
New York City – AMC Loews 34th Street 14 with IMAX
New York City – AMC Empire 25 with IMAX
New York City – AMC Loews Kips Bay 15 with IMAX
New York City – AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX
Port Chester – AMC Loews Port Chester 14 with IMAX
Rochester – Cinemark Tinseltown USA + IMAX
Stony Brook – AMC Loews Stony Brook 17 with IMAX
West Nyack – IMAX Theatre at Palisades Center
Westbury – Regal UA Westbury Theatre Stadium 12 + IMAX
White Plains – National Amusements City Center 15 + IMAX: Cinema De Lux
Williamsville – Regal Transit Center Stadium 18 + IMAX
North Carolina
Cary – Regal Crossroads Stadium 20 + IMAX
Charlotte – Regal Stonecrest Stadium 22 + IMAX
Concord – AMC Concord Mills 24 with IMAX
Durham – Stone Southpoint Cinemas + IMAX
High Point – Regal Palladium Stadium 14 + IMAX
Winston-Salem – The Grand 18 + IMAX – Winston-Salem
Ohio
Beavercreek – Rave The Greene 14 + IMAX
Columbus – AMC Easton Town Center 30 with IMAX
Columbus – AMC Lennox Town Center 24 with IMAX
Springdale – National Amusements Springdale 18 + IMAX: Cinema de Lux
Westlake – Regal Crocker Park Stadium 16 + IMAX
Oklahoma
Moore – Moore Warren + IMAX
Oklahoma City – AMC Quail Springs Mall 24 with IMAX
Tulsa – AMC Southroads 20 with IMAX
Tulsa – Cinemark Tulsa + IMAX
Oregon
Bend – Regal Old Mill Stadium 16 + IMAX
Eugene – Regal Valley River Center Stadium 15 + IMAX
Portland – Regal Lloyd Center 10 + IMAX
Tigard – Regal Bridgeport Village Stadium 18 + IMAX
Pennsylvania
Bensalem – AMC Neshaminy 24 with IMAX
Center Valley – Rave Promenade 16 + IMAX
Dickson City – Great Escape Dickson City 14 IMAX
King of Prussia – Regal King of Prussia Stadium + IMAX
Lititz – Penn Cinema IMAX
Philadelphia – AMC Franklin Mills Mall 14 with IMAX
Reading – R/C Reading Movies 11 + IMAX
Tarentum – Cinemark Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills + IMAX
Warrington – Regal Warrington Crossing Stadium 22 + IMAX
West Homestead – AMC Loews Waterfront 22 with IMAX
Rhode Island
Providence – National Amusements Providence Place Cinemas 16 + IMAX
South Carolina
Charleston – Southeast Cinemas Citadel Mall IMAX Stadium 16
Simpsonville – Great Escape Simpsonville 14 IMAX
Tennessee
Chattanooga – Rave East Ridge 18 + IMAX
Hendersonville – Regal Streets of Indian Lake Stadium 16 + IMAX
Knoxville – Regal Pinnacle Stadium 18 + IMAX
Nashville – Regal Opry Mills Stadium 20 + IMAX
Texas
Amarillo – Regal Amarillo Star Stadium 14 + IMAX
Arlington – AMC The Parks At Arlington 18 with IMAX
Austin – AMC Barton Creek Square 14 with IMAX
Austin – Regal Gateway Stadium 16 + IMAX
Colleyville – B + B Colleyville Cinema Grille with IMAX
Corpus Christi – Cinemark Century 16 + IMAX
Dallas – AMC Northpark 15 with IMAX
Dallas – Cinemark 17 + IMAX
Frisco – AMC Stonebriar 24 with IMAX
Garland – AMC Firewheel 18 with IMAX
Highland Village – AMC Highland Village 12 with IMAX
Houston – AMC Gulf Pointe 30 with IMAX
Houston – Regal Houston Marqe 23 + IMAX
Mesquite – AMC Mesquite 30 with IMAX
San Antonio - Alamo IMAX Theatre Rivercenter
San Antonio – Santikos Palladium IMAX
Sugar Land – AMC First Colony 24 with IMAX
Tomball – Santikos Silverado 16 IMAX
Utah
Centerville – Megaplex 14 + IMAX at Legacy Crossing
Salt Lake City – Megaplex 12 at the Gateway ATK IMAX Theatre
Sandy ­– Megaplex 17 + IMAX at Jordan Commons
South Jordan – Megaplex 20 + IMAX at The District
Virginia
Alexandria – AMC Hoffman Center 22 with IMAX
Ashburn – Regal Fox Stadium 16 + IMAX
Chantilly – NASM Udvar-Hazy Center IMAX Theater
Hampton – AMC Hampton Towne Centre 24 with IMAX
Hampton – VASC IMAX Theatre
Manassas – Regal Manassas Stadium 14 + IMAX
McLean – AMC Tysons Corner 16 with IMAX
Midlothian – Regal Commonwealth Stadium 20 + IMAX
Virginia Beach – AMC Lynnhaven 18 with IMAX
Woodbridge – AMC Potomac Mills 18 with IMAX
Washington
Bellevue – Lincoln Square Cinemas IMAX Theatre
Kent – AMC Kent Station 14 with IMAX
Lacey – Regal Martin Village Stadium 16 + IMAX
Lynnwood – AMC Alderwood 16 with IMAX
Seattle – Pacific Science Center Boeing IMAX
Seattle – Regal Thornton Place Stadium 14 + IMAX
Spokane – AMC River Park Square 20 with IMAX
Tukwila – AMC Southcenter 16 with IMAX
Wisconsin
Wauwatosa – AMC Mayfair Mall 18 with IMAX
CANADA
Alberta
Calgary – Empire Studio 16 Country Hills IMAX
Calgary – Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre Chinook IMAX
Edmonton – Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton IMAX
British Columbia
Langley – Cineplex Colossus Langley Cinemas IMAX
Richmond – Cineplex SilverCity Riverport Cinemas IMAX
Victoria – Cineplex SilverCity Victoria Cinemas IMAX
Manitoba
Winnipeg – Cineplex SilverCity Polo Park Cinemas IMAX
Newfoundland
St. John's – Empire Studio 12 + IMAX
Nova Scotia
Halifax – Empire Theatres Bayers Lake IMAX
Ontario
Ancaster – Cineplex SilverCity Ancaster Cinemas IMAX
Gloucester – Cineplex SilverCity Gloucester Cinemas IMAX
Kanata – AMC Kanata 24 with IMAX
Kitchener – Empire Theatres Kitchener IMAX
London – Cineplex SilverCity London Cinemas IMAX
Mississauga – AMC Courtney Park 16 with IMAX
Mississauga – Cineplex Coliseum Mississauga Cinemas IMAX
Toronto – Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre Toronto with IMAX
Whitby – AMC Whitby 24 with IMAX
Windsor – Cineplex SilverCity Windsor Cinemas IMAX
Woodbridge – Cineplex Colossus 18 Woodbridge + IMAX
Quebec
Greenfield Park – Guzzo Mega-Plex Taschereau 18 with IMAX+
Montreal – AMC Forum 22 with IMAX
Quebec City – IMAX des Galeries de la Capitale
INTERNATIONAL
Argentina
Buenos Aires – IMAX Theatre Showcase at Center Norte
Australia
Melbourne – Highpoint Hoyts IMAX
Melbourne – Melbourne Museum IMAX
Perth – Carousel Hoyts IMAX
Sydney – Entertainment Quarter Hoyts IMAX
Sydney – LG IMAX Theatre Sydney
Austria
Graz – Cineplexx Graz IMAX
Hohenems – Cineplexx IMAX Hohenems
Vienna –Apollo Das Kino Vienna IMAX
Bulgaria
Sofia – Mtel IMAX
Brazil
Curitiba – Dom Bosco IMAX Palladium Shopping Center
Rio de Janeiro – UCI 18 Cinemas New York City Center IMAX
Sao Paulo – Espaco Unibanco Pompeia IMAX
China
Baotou – Baotou Wanda Qingshan IMAX Theatre
Beijing – Beijing UME Huaxing IMAX Theatre
Beijing – Beijing Wanda CBD IMAX Theatre
Beijing – Beijing Wanda Shijingshan IMAX Theatre
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Uxbridge – Odeon Uxbridge IMAX
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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Jazz in the Gardens' Magical Lucky 7th Year Draws 48,000 Fans


Patti LaBelle takes over the 7th Annual Jazz in the Gardens with a "New Attitude", performing for thousands of enthusiastic fans in Miami Gardens at SunLife Stadium for this internationally acclaimed jazz and soul music festival. (PRNewsFoto/City of Miami Gardens)


Queen of Hip Hop Soul Mary J. Blige, with her surefire sense of style and unparalleled vocal range, closes a glorious weekend at the Lucky 7th Annual Jazz in the Gardens with an electric performance that brought thousands to their feet! (PRNewsFoto/City of Miami Gardens)

28 Mar 2012 16:43 Africa/Lagos

Jazz in the Gardens' Magical Lucky 7th Year Draws 48,000 Fans With Some Celebrity Surprises
A stellar line up, exotic food and perfect weather credited with festival's success

MIAMI, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Almost 50,000 people from all over the world attended what is being called "the BEST Jazz in the Gardens yet," on March 17th & 18th, 2012 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens. The lucky 7th year enjoyed its highest attendance levels ever; perfect mild and sunny weekend weather; exotic foods including the festival favorite "Reed's Conch Salad"; and magical performances by A-list national artists Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, Patti LaBelle, KEM, Ledisi, Kenny G, Doug E Fresh, Kevin Eubanks, Ramsey Lewis and Nicole Henry and celebrity sightings of singer/actress Queen Latifah, Minister Louis Farrakhan Muhammad, Sr., comedian Robert Townsend and actor Glenn Turman. First time festival host MC Lyte was met with rousing applause as she introduced each national act and bantered with an enthralled crowd of thousands.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120328/FL78022-a)

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120328/FL78022-b)

"Jazz in the Gardens just gets better and better every year, but this year it was simply remarkable. The performers, the attendees, the food, and the weather created a perfect combination. People traveled from near and far to see and experience this amazing festival. It gives me with sheer joy to see this event develop to where it has become a nationally recognized venue and in turn making the City of Miami Gardens a travel destination," says Miami Gardens Mayor Shirley Gibson.

Saturday March 17th

The weekend's festivities kicked off to clear skies and Miami's own celebrated Jody Hill & the Deep Fried Funk Band who took to the stage with a tight set and strong vocals. Local Miami Gardens favorites Ike & Val thrilled early audiences with their unique style and Ike's mastery of the blues guitar, playing with the intensity of Jimi Hendrix. Jazz aficionados were glued to their seats as the legendary Ramsey Lewis performed time tested jazz classics with his talented Electric Band. Old school human beat box Doug E. Fresh followed with a high energy performance that had the whole festival doing "the Dougie" while laughing and singing along as he led the audience down memory lane with a medley of old school hits and classic TV theme songs. Grammy nominated R&B soulstress Ledisi followed with an eclectic and rich performance, engaging the early evening audience. Love was the mood set by the next performer, classy and polished KEM, who thrilled with hit after hit of romance inspired songs. The night ended with an exuberant and surreal performance by Jill Scott , who was one of the most eagerly anticipated musicians of the weekend. Scott sported a huge afro and a wide smile, taking her fans for "a long walk," visibly relishing performing hit after spectacular Scott hit.

Sunday March 18th

A refreshed and eager adult crowd, dressed in their Sunday best, returned for the second glorious day of the Lucky 7 Jazz in the Gardens. For the first time in the festival's history gospel graced the stage with local sensation Sensere, who promised to deliver a rock-infused, soul-based, Gospel set and did not disappoint. Then internationally recognized South Florida based Nicole Henry kicked off Sunday's national artist performances with her rousing renditions of pop and R&B inspired jazz selections. The man who rocked the Tonight Show for 15 years, Kevin Eubanks , took to the stage after Henry, with his smooth jazz guitar backed up by a powerful rhythm section that rocked the park. Kenny G.'s always appreciated long held saxophone renditions and playful audience interactions kept the vibe alive, instrumental style. Then, Ms. Patti LaBelle , diva extraordinaire, took the stage, belting out a rousing rendition of her # 1 hit "New Attitude" to enthusiastic shrieks of appreciation from young and old alike. The excitement filled weekend ended on a very high note as Queen of Hip Hop Soul Mary J. Blige brought her heartfelt "go girl" energy and the audience to its feet with powerful vocals and personal story to close the Lucky 7th Annual Jazz in the Gardens as only Mary J. Blige could.

"Jazz in the Gardens" owes its success to a simple formula: a star-studded line-up, great food, extraordinarily affordable ticket prices and amazing weather. For the past six years the festival has enjoyed unprecedented growth, consistently delivering stunning increases in attendance while attracting both locals and thousands of out-of-towners to the beautiful City of Miami Gardens. Previous years have included celebrated performances from A-list artists such as Charlie Wilson, Ms. Lauryn Hill, John Legend, Robin Thicke, the late Teena Marie, Wyclef, Babyface, Gladys Knight, Frankie Beverly and Maze, The Isley Brothers, Chaka Khan, Chrisette Michele, Common, Erykah Badu, Anthony Hamilton, Roy Ayers, The O'Jays, Nancy Wilson, Al Jarreau, En Vogue, Bobby Brown, Ralph Tresvant and Johnny Gill, George Benson, Sergio Mendes, Luciano, Boney James, Boyz II Men, Cassandra Wilson, David Sanborn, Melanie Fiona, Joe Sample, and Lalah Hathaway, among others.

About City of Miami Gardens

The City of Miami Gardens was incorporated on May 13, 2003 as the 33rd city in Miami-Dade County. At a population of approximately 110,000, it is the third largest city in Miami-Dade County. Miami Gardens is a solid, working and middle class community of unique diversity. It is the largest predominantly African-American municipality in the State of Florida and boasts many Caribbean and Hispanic residents. The City hosted the 2010 FedEx Orange Bowl, the 2010 NFL Pro Bowl™ and Super Bowl XLIV™. This is the second time that the City has hosted the Super Bowl under Mayor Shirley Gibson's Leadership. Recently the City of Miami Gardens dropped 5 places from 35th in crimes being committed in metropolitan areas to 40th in the nation according to CQ Press of Washington, D.C., who publishes the annual Crime in Metropolitan American report. The City attributes this achievement to its successful implementation of its own Police Department. To learn more about the City of Miami Gardens, go to www.miamigardens-fl.gov.

SOURCE City of Miami Gardens
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Angelus and Amy Winehouse Foundations Launch Drug Education Film and e-Petition



LONDON, 27 March, 2012/PRNewswire – The Angelus and Amy Winehouse Foundations today released jointly a new film which highlights the extreme danger club drugs and alcohol can pose to young people.



Felicity Kendal



The film, narrated by actor Cherie Lunghi, portrays four highly talented young people: Hester Stewart, Louise Cattell, Freddy McConnel and Amy Winehouse. They all died after contact with drugs or alcohol.


Christine and Neil Hamilton

The intention is for the film to shown to young people in schools and clubs to make them realise taking unknown substances can have terrible consequences. Drug use is not just dangerous for addicts; everyone who takes drugs, particularly any of the new club drugs, is taking a huge risk with their health and well-being.

The two foundations have also established an e-petition to force a Parliamentary debate on putting “effective drugs education on the National Curriculum.”

The founder of the Angelus Foundation, Maryon Stewart, said: "We all have a stake in this. This film shows we are sleepwalking into a disaster. I know Hester would never have taken a drug like GBL if she had thought there was any risk.

“Britain’s young people are largely ignorant of the harms of these drugs but that’s not stopping them. If we cannot prevent these unknown drugs being so easily accessible we should at least arm young people with some education. We are demanding drug education be put on the National Curriculum.”

Louise’s mother, Vicky Unwin, said “Louise had everything to live for; as a recreational user, like many young people today, she had no idea of the risks she was taking. Drug education often concentrates on the known substances like alcohol, heroin, cannabis and cocaine, but rarely encompasses the new lethal legal highs and club drugs.

Also speaking about the new film, Mitch Winehouse said, “Only 60 percent of schools are teaching children about the dangers of drugs and alcohol and this is often for one hour or less in a whole academic year. We are petitioning the Government to make it a compulsory subject, as it is not currently being treated as a priority. If young people are given the opportunity to make informed choices, then we believe that many lives can be saved.”
Notes to editors:

The Angelus and Amy Winehouse Foundations’ joint position is that the Government’s response to the flood of new drugs is that simply to make them illegal is flawed if it is not supported by other interventions, as the legal status of a drug makes little or no difference to young people. The Home Secretary’s statement this week to the Chair of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs admits ketamine use has at least doubled since it was made illegal.

For this reason, the Angelus and Amy Winehouse Foundations are jointly campaigning to get 100,000 signatures on a petition to put drugs education on the National Curriculum so that young people are armed with sufficient knowledge to make informed choices. http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/30280

If you wish to interview any of the above, please contact:
Ally Gill at the Angelus Foundation on
T: +44(0)8451771070
M: +44(0)7973 713139
E: allygill@angelusfoundation.com

Holly Sutton at Journalista
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M: +44(0)7966280542
E: holly@journalista.co.uk



Monday, March 26, 2012

Justin Bieber's New Single, "Boyfriend," Out Today!


JUSTIN BIEBER RETURNS WITH GLOBAL LAUNCH OF NEW SINGLE, "BOYFRIEND," OUT TODAY! (PRNewsFoto/Island Def Jam)

26 Mar 2012 13:00 Africa/Lagos

Justin Bieber Returns with Global Launch of New Single, "Boyfriend," Out Today!
SIMULTANEOUS RELEASE AT RADIO AND iTUNES, FOR ONE WEEK EXCLUSIVE!

"BOYFRIEND" IS FIRST NEW SINGLE FROM BELIEVE, UPCOMING NEW ALBUM DUE THIS SUMMER ON RBMG/ISLAND DEF JAM !

MOST VIEWED MUSICIAN OF ALL TIME ON YOUTUBE WITH 2.7 BILLION VIEWS, ALSO HAS OVER 41 MILLION FACEBOOK FANS, AND NEARLY 19 MILLION TWITTER FOLLOWERS!

NEW YORK, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Island Def Jam global superstar Justin Bieber returns to the front lines with his brand new single, "Boyfriend" set for worldwide release today at radio, and a week-long exclusive via iTunes starting today. "Boyfriend" is the first advance single from BELIEVE , Justin's eagerly anticipated new studio album, set for release this summer. "Boyfriend" was written by Justin Bieber, Mike Posner, Mason D. Levy and Mat Musto; and produced by Mason D. Levy and Mike Posner.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120326/NY76054)

With worldwide album sales in excess of 15 million units, Justin has dominated pop culture and social media for more than two years. He has over 41 million Facebook followers, and nearly 19 million Twitter followers, and over 2.7 billion YouTube views – he is far and away the most popular YouTube artist of all time.

"The momentum behind Justin's phenomenal success continues with 'Boyfriend,' destined to be one of this year's iconic single releases," said Steve Bartels, President & COO, Island Def Jam Music Group. "What Justin and the IDJ team have achieved since 2010 has been etched into music history, but it's only the beginning. Be prepared for the juggernaut that will take place with today's release of 'Boyfriend,' and the Summer arrival of BELIEVE ."

Justin finished up 2011 with a #1 Soundscan debut for Under The Mistletoe , becoming the youngest artist in Billboard history to have a holiday album enter at #1. It also marked his third album in 18 months to enter the chart at #1, after My World 2.0 in 2010, and Never Say Never: The Remixes (February 2011, soundtrack to the highest domestic-grossing concert film in history, $98 million).

At the same time, he also became the first solo artist in Billboard history to chart three #1 albums before his 18th birthday (celebrated earlier this month, on March 1st).

BELIEVE will be Justin's fifth major release since he arrived at RBMG/lsland Def Jam in November 2009 with My World , containing his worldwide debut hit, "One Time," along with the follow-up "One Less Lonely Girl," and two more chart hits, "Love Me" and "Favorite Girl." With that, Justin became the first solo artist in history to send four songs from a debut album into the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 prior to the album's release.

Justin's follow-up, My World 2.0 struck RIAA double-platinum on the strength of the triple-platinum "Baby" featuring Ludacris, one of the top-selling singles of 2010. Never Say Never: The Remixes (released Valentine's Day 2011), with its Top 10 title-tune single "Never Say Never" featuring Jaden Smith, extended Justin's platinum streak into 2011.

Justin Bieber "Boyfriend"
iTunes - http://smarturl.it/boyfriend

www.justinbiebermusic.com

SOURCE Island Def Jam

CONTACT: Melissa Victor, +1-212-333-1036, melissa.victor@umusic.com

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



Saturday, March 24, 2012

Over 84 Million Views of Kony 2012 Documentary on YouTube



Jason Russell's YouTube video documentary on Joseph Kony of Uganda's Lord's
Resistane Army has attracted over 84 million views so far within 10
days. But Nigerian writer Teju Cole has more to say on Twitter. Read
what provoked Teju on http://www.inquisitr.com/203192/kony-2012-inspires-supporters-and-enrages-the-critics/

To see real time reports on LRA activity in the D.R.Congo, Central African Republic and South Sudan visit: http://www.lracrisistracker.com/

To learn more about Invisible Children's recovery efforts in the post-conflict regions of northern Uganda AND our work with communities currently affected in D.R.Congo, Central African Republic and South Sudan visit: http://www.invisiblechildren.com/programs.html


Second iREP International Documentary Film Festival Opens in Lagos





The second iREPRESENT International Documentary Film Festival (iREP DOCU-FEST) opened to a full house Thursday morning at the Terra Kulture on Victoria Island, Lagos. The Executive Director of iREP, Femi Odugbemi gave the welcome address on the goals of the festival; followed by the iREP Hall of Fame Awards given to accomplished Nigerian documentary filmmakers, Ambassador Yussuf Maman, Cyril Okonkwo, Sandra Obiago and Francis Oladele who was absent and Tunde Kelani received the award on his behalf.



The opening film of the second iRepresent International Documentary Film Festival, An African Election is a film by Jarreth Merz. The 2008 presidential elections in Ghana, West Africa, serve as a backdrop for this feature documentary, which looks behind the scenes of a complex, political machinery of a third world country trying to catch up with the first world. Merz embarks on a once in a lifetime political journey.


Prof. Jean Paul Collyen

The keynote address on African Cinema and the Frontiers of Documentary by Prof. Jean Paul Collyen captivated the audience of both local and international filmmakers, movie buffs, special guests and others. The famous anthropologist and documentary filmmaker and Director of the institute of African Arts in Paris appreciated the sociological perspectives of Nollywood narratives and commended the phenomenal ingenuity of the producers who have been able to make movies without any government support and with their hard earned money in contrast to the big budget studio productions of Hollywood and Bollywood. Prominent Nigerian filmmakers like Tunde Kelani, Ms. Sandra Mbanefo Obiago and Teco Benson and a special guest, Katarina Hedren from South Africa discussed the keynote address and the controversial poster: Is Nollywood Documentary? Which is the sub theme of Democracy and Culture - The Documentary Film Intervention, the theme within the framework of Africa in self-conversation.

About 30 films will be screened in the four-day duration of the festival with special workshops and conferences on camera works, scriptwriting, etc.

The co-founders, Makin Soyinka, Jahman Anikulapo and Femi Odugbemi appreciated their partnership with Goethe Institut and AG DokumentarFilm (German Association of Independent Producers). Also present were representatives of the Association of Independent Producers from Cameroon (APIC).

The organizers said there will be a Producers Forum observed by the Documentary Network Africa (DNA) represented by one of its coordinators, Katarina Hedren from South Africa. iREP is DNA’s representatives in Nigeria and much of West Africa. The Producers Forum is coordinated by Barbel Mauch, a vastly experienced producer, who in October 2001 founded the Babel Mauch Film with intention to co-produce films at an international level. The company also offers consulting agency services for production, distribution and for film festivals, especially from Germany, France and Africa. Bärbel has an extensive network of contacts thanks to her considerable experience in production, distribution and as publicist with Iskra in Paris as well as many film festivals and with her own company. For over 20 years now, she has worked for Französische Fimtage Tübingen, where she organises the African Section, and since 2005 has been a member of the selection committee. Since 2006, she has been a consultant at Berlinale Talent Campus and expert for talents from Africa and the Middle East.

Between 2008 and 2009, she coordinated the SHOOT! Workshops on documentary film production for the Nigerian Film Corporation in Jos, Nigeria; and in 2009 coordinated workshops for the festival Lagunimages in Cotonou/Benin.

From 2009 to 2011, she was chairwoman at the African-German co-production meeting during the festival Ecrans Noirs, Cameroon, organized by AG Dok and APIC in collaboration with Goethe-Institut Yaoundé. She also served 2009 Expert at the Nigeroon/Cameria workshop in Bamenda, Cameroon, organized by the Goethe-Institut.

Jens Wenkel is a Berlin-based filmmaker and medical doctor. As a doctor and researcher, he worked for Doctors Without Borders in different countries of Africa for three years. Recently, he finished a documentary film about urban every day life in the megacity of Lagos, which was premiered at the IDFA in Amsterdam. Together with Matthias Luthardt he organized a documentary workshop entitled Spirit and Spirituality under the umbrella of the Goethe-Institut Lagos. Wenkel has done so much research and cinematic work in Lagos.

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Rebranding Nigeria? Look in the Mirror of Your Life


Photo Credit: Patitos Post.

There is no ware, no matter how damaged that the potter cannot repair.
But the owner of the ware must be honest enough to admit the damages than tell lies.

For how can we re-brand Nigeria if we cannot re-brand our ways of life?

What is the use of saying you are a Christian when you behave like a pagan?

Must you cheat or lie and steal or kill to make ends meet?
And of course, you are what you do, no matter how many lies and photographs you post on Facebook and Google Plus and other places online.
You will only be fooling yourself.
As you go to Church, mosque or even shrine today, you will only receive as much as you give.

Whatever you sow, you shall reap, for no matter the seasons and the reasons, we are judged by our own deeds.

Re-branding Nigeria begins with the person you are gazing at in your mirror.

The truth will always find us out.

Re-branding Nigeria begins with the person you are gazing at in the mirror.

God bless Nigeria and save us from the lunatic fringe among us. Amen.

~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima



Contact and Connect



Contact comes first before you can connect with anyone or anything. So, it is wise to think twice or even thrice before making that first contact.

Is it the right contact?

The right contact will make the right connection. And communication is key in every connection. Poor communication is not good for anyone, from the bedroom to the boardroom.



Friday, March 16, 2012

The Largest Titanic Visitor Experience in the World



Titanic Belfast, the largest Titanic visitor experience in the world, will open its doors in April.




Titanic Belfast Launch Festival

Nearly 100 years after Titanic left Belfast, we are delighted to invite you to experience and explore Titanic Belfast, the world’s largest Titanic visitor attraction.

Event: Official opening of Titanic Belfast
date: Saturday, 31st March, 2012
location: Titanic Belfast

Immerse yourself in the amazing story of Belfast in the 1900s, take a spin in the Shipyard Ride, experience life on board and learn about Titanic’s maiden voyage, her tragic sinking, the many stories of human endeavour, and the technology and science that finally found her, and helped to solve some of the many mysteries surrounding that fateful night in 1912.

Titanic Belfast is a ‘must do’ interactive visitor experience engaging all the senses. To celebrate our official opening on Saturday 31 March we’ll be launching a jam packed fortnight of celebratory events on February 29th with our partners Titanic Foundation, Belfast City Council and Northern Ireland Tourist Board....keep an eye on the press for further details.

Exclusively, we're delighted to give you a sneak preview and the chance to buy advance tickets for some of the key highlight events.