Lion Heart: The Kanu Story is a three dimensional biopic of the triumph and tribulations of a true African icon whose heart beats louder than the roar of a lion.
The documentary on Nwankwo Kanu will be released this summer.
Lion Heart: The Kanu Story is a three dimensional biopic of the triumph and tribulations of a true African icon whose heart beats louder than the roar of a lion.
The documentary on Nwankwo Kanu will be released this summer.
Move around, your way
Quinny Senzz: a practical buggy with a high comfort level
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HELMOND, The Netherland 12 April /PRNewswire/ — The fact that you are now a mum or dad does not mean that you can no longer carry on the same lifestyle as before. You will still enjoy going out, shopping and finding trendy gadgets. Whether in your professional or private life, you expect first-rate quality, choosing products that look good and are user-friendly. Quinny has developed the revolutionary Quinny Senzz for parents who know what they want. Combining an attractive design, user-friendliness and comfort, the Quinny Senzz is compact and even suitable from birth, when used with a Maxi-Cosi infant car seat.
Its unique one-hand folding system quickly and easily folds the Quinny Senzz into a compact package, which remains upright for easy storage. The cleverly integrated handle lets you carry the Quinny Senzz effortlessly with one hand.
Ultimate Sleeping Comfort
The compact Quinny Senzz offers your child a spacious seat that adjusts to several reclining positions and is comfortably soft, making it perfect for a nap. The Quinny Senzz can be used from birth with a Maxi-Cosi infant car seat.
Freedom of Movement
The Quinny Senzz gives you plenty of freedom of movement. Thanks to its lightweight, compact size and exceptional user-friendliness, the Quinny Senzz can be easily taken on any public transport. It is manoeuvrable enough for an entire day of shopping and, due to its small dimensions, is never an obstacle. With the Quinny Senzz, you can go about your daily routine without any hassles and enjoy all those things that make urban living so appealing. Indulge in your dynamic lifestyle, while your child enjoys the ride.
Nice and Easy
The Quinny Senzz was designed by industrial designers at the top of their field. Their efforts have resulted in a state-of-the-art buggy that can be folded with one hand and that remains upright when folded – unlike most other buggies on the market that must be stored horizontally. You can fold or unfold the Quinny Senzz in an instant while carrying your toddler on your hip – without any irritation or hassle. The Quinny Senzz can be easily carried with one hand thanks to the convenient handle.
Trendy Look & Feel
To give the Quinny Senzz its unique look & feel, our team of designers and stylists worked with high-quality materials in five surprising colour combinations. The Quinny Senzz is made of an oval-shaped frame of flat tubes and a seat of soft yet dirt-resistant bicolour material in a combination of light grey and a vivid colour. The Quinny Senzz comes with a sun canopy, raincover, handy shopping basket and adapters for attaching a Maxi-Cosi infant car seat. As can only be expected, a matching footmuff, parasol and parasol clip are also available as accessories.
About Quinny Senzz
Quinny offers clever travel solutions for today’s self-confident and self-assured parents, solutions that were made with both you and your child’s lifestyle and living situation in mind. The product range consists of high-quality prams, pushchairs and buggies together with matching accessories. In 2008, Quinny teamed up with designer Henrik Vibskov to create the revolutionary limited edition ‘Quinny by Henrik Vibskov’. Quinny is a premium brand of Dorel Industries (TSX: DII.B; DII.A).
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Saturday night April 10, the urbane Nigerian filmmaker Femi Odugbemi’s documentary film “Bariga Boy” was the winner of the coveted prize for Best Documentary Film at the 2010 African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) held in Yenagoa, the capital city of Bayelsa state in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria.
AMAA known as the African Oscars attracted top movie stars, filmmakers and aficionados from Africa and other continents, but the competition was for only Africans. Most of the nominees came from outside the host country and proved that they have more to show Nigeria than what Nigerian filmmakers can show them. Izu Chukwu’s film “The Child” won the AMAA for the best achievement in Editing and for the best achievement in Make-Up, the film “Fulani” won the AMAA for the best achievement in Art Direction, “I Sing of a Well” was the best in Sound, Kunle Afolayan’s horror movie “Figurine” won the AMAA Heart of Africa Award for the best film from Nigeria, and “Imani” from Uganda was the best film in the African language.
Femi Odugbemi’s short documentary film chronicles the picturesque life of a young Nigerian actor and choreographer Segun Adefila and his dance drama troupe as he overcomes the challenges of struggling for survival in the Lagos ghetto of Bariga. The spirit of his art propels his genius to rise above the poverty surrounding him and his Crown Troupe of Africa.
ABOUT “BARIGA BOY”:
The poverty and deprivation of ghetto life is no barrier, rather it is the source of inspiration for the dynamic and politically-charged dance drama of Segun Adefila and the Crown Troupe.
From the inner city slums of Bariga in Lagos, Adefila and an unlikely band of street performers create a guerilla theatre of inspiring music and dance drama with themes that parody the sensitive contradictions of the politics and government of Nigeria.
The documentary chronicles the artistic development of Segun Adefila and his Crown troupe’s emergence as the most sought-after dance drama theatre in Nigeria, appreciated for their thought-provoking approach to their art as a mirror of their environment and a tool for social change. Featuring landmark music and dance performances and incisive commentaries from leading Nigeria culture personalities such as Ahmed Yerima, Francesca Emmanuel, Duro Oni, Tunde Kelani and Jahman Anikulapo,
“Bariga Boy” is a gripping experience of how one artiste’s creative consciousness is fired by the urban ghetto experience.
Crew : Producer/Director: Femi Odugbemi
Writer: Femi Odugbemi
Photography: Rasaq Disu
Lighting: Oluwole Olawoyin
Sound: Steve Awanah
Editor: Hakeem Olowokere & Olumide Obajimi
Sales Contact: Femi Odugbemi
Junket interview with Janet Jackson and Tyler Perry on “Why Did I Get Married Too?”
Janet Jackson and Malik Yoba in a scene from Tyler Perry’s “Why Did I Get Married Too?”
I have not seen Tyler Perry’s latest film Why Did I Get Married Too?, but it is attracting so much buzz online and offline since the weekend opening on April 2. It was second at the box office after the Clash of the Titans, grossing over $30,150,000 from 2155 theatres.
The romantic black comedy is all about relationships continued from the Why Did I Get Married? (2007).
Four American couples reunite for their annual vacation in the Bahamas and each couple did not come with only their luggage, but also with lots of baggage of their matrimonial ups and downs, pluses and minuses.
The movie is star studded with Janet Jackson who reprised her role as Patricia, Jill Scott who reprised the role of Sheila, Malik Yoba and the legendary Louis Gossett Jr and Cicely Tyson who is one of the greatest actresses of all time, and lest I forget, as usual Tyler Perry himself acted a major role as Terry.
~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima
Gathered together in the Bahamas for their annual one-week reunion, four close couples eagerly reconnect, sharing news about their lives and relationships. But their intimate week in paradise is disrupted by the unexpected arrival of Sheila’s ex-husband, Mike, who hopes to break up her new marriage with Troy and win her back. The others soon realize they too are not immune to the challenges of commitment and fidelity. Angela doesn’t believe her husband, Marcus, can be faithful now that he’s a celebrity television newscaster. Dianne and Terry’s relationship is feeling the strain of raising children. And Patricia, a successful self-help psychologist, must finally reveal the deep flaws in her seemingly perfect marriage to Gavin. With their relationships hanging in the balance when they return home, each couple must choose between blame and forgiveness, doubt and faith, with life-altering consequences.
DALLAS (April 7, 2010) /PRNewswire/ — Laila Ali, world champion athlete and former professional boxer, is encouraging people to walk 30 minutes today as part of National Start! Walking Day. From coast to coast, Americans will lace up their sneakers and take steps — literally — to increase physical activity when they participate in today’s events.
National Start! Walking Day, in its fourth year — including more than 3.2 million people representing about 1,300 companies — is sponsored by the American Heart Association as part of its Start! initiative. Start! champions walking because it has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity. The association conducts the National Start! Walking Day primarily in the workplace because jobs are becoming increasingly sedentary and Americans are working 164 more hours per year than 20 years ago.
Ali is a natural choice of spokesperson for the American Heart Association. “I’ve always been interested in health and wellness, and I am honored to work with the American Heart Association, an organization dedicated to preventing heart disease,” said Ali, whose family has a history of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. “As a working mother, I have to fit my workouts in when I can.”
In January, the American Heart Association identified physical activity as one of seven key factors to achieve ideal cardiovascular health as part of its new 2020 goal to improve cardiovascular health and reduce deaths.
According to a recent American Heart Association study, only 15 percent of American adults achieve the association’s recommended levels of moderate aerobic exercise, 30 minutes a day for five days a week.
“The importance of regular physical activity cannot be overstated,” said Clyde Yancy, M.D., president of the American Heart Association. “Our latest research demonstrates that 70 percent of American adults report being told by a healthcare professional to make a lifestyle change and 33 percent of those were told to exercise more. Simply put, we all need to get up and do more.”
The American Heart Association recommends that all adults avoid inactivity. Walking vigorously for as little as 30 minutes, preferably most days of the week, can promote weight loss, decrease the risk of coronary heart disease and lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, the association said. Additional benefits occur as the amount and intensity of physical activity increases. Some adults also may gain up to two hours of life expectancy for each hour of regular, vigorous physical activity, such as very brisk walking.
The American Heart Association’s robust Web site — startwalkingnow.org — includes strategies to help people get started and stay on a physical activity regimen. They include:
Local walking paths. To find one near you, visit startwalkingnow.org.
Three customized walking programs (beginner, intermediate and advanced)
Online tracking tools to document calories consumed, steps taken and routes walked
Sole mates social networking capabilities to find and support like-minded walkers
Downloadable seasonal walking guides with tips to maintain a routine regardless of weather
Walking videos, produced in collaboration with ExerciseTV, that make an at-home workout easier with tips and motivation
Social media daily walking guide with inspirational messages, heart-health tips of the day, video content from Exercise TV, community chat capability and a private journal
Start! is sponsored nationally by SUBWAY® Restaurants. For more information, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit startwalkingnow.org.
Editor’s Note: In celebration of National Start! Walking Day, the American Heart Association is honoring Team Ton, 19 people from across the nation who have successfully shed a total of 2,000 pounds by walking. For anecdotes, images or interviews of the group or of any individual, please contact Katie Bell at email@example.com.
About the American Heart Association
Founded in 1924, we’re the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. To help prevent, treat and defeat these diseases — America’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers — we fund cutting-edge research, conduct lifesaving public and professional educational programs, and advocate to protect public health. To learn more or join us in helping all Americans, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit americanheart.org.
7 Apr 2010 13:00 Africa/Lagos
‘Rediscovering God In America II: Our Heritage’ Wins at Garden State Film Festival
Gingrich Productions & Citizens United Receive ‘Best Feature Length Documentary’
Rediscovering God in America II: Our Heritage, Washington, D.C., Gingrich Productions. (PRNewsFoto/Gingrich Productions) WASHINGTON, DC UNITED STATES
WASHINGTON, April 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Rediscovering God in America II: Our Heritage, produced by Gingrich Productions, in partnership with Citizens United, has won “Best Feature Length Documentary” at the 2010 Garden State Film Festival on March 25-28 in Asbury Park, NJ.
Hosted by Newt and Callista Gingrich, Rediscovering God in America II: Our Heritage explores the role of religion in early America and the belief that “our Creator” is the source of our liberty, prosperity, and survival as an exceptional nation. From the first permanent English settlement at Jamestown in 1607, through the American Revolution, to the end of the Civil War in 1865, this film tells the story of the deep faith that motivated and sustained our great leaders, and dramatically presents our nation’s belief in religious freedom.
“It is an honor for Rediscovering God in America II: Our Heritage to win at the Garden State Film Festival this year,” said Callista Gingrich, President of Gingrich Productions. “Newt and I, along with our Producer Dave Bossie and Director Kevin Knoblock, are proud of this film and its message, and we thank the Festival for this wonderful distinction.”
“The aspect of the film that won me over is that the documentary is a historical piece, not partisan or revisionist,” said Nick Falcone, a member of the Festival’s Board of Directors. “In speaking with audience members after the screening, people were unanimous that this film should be part of every school curriculum.”
Gingrich Productions is a performance and production company featuring the work of Newt and Callista Gingrich. Based in Washington, D.C., Gingrich Productions provides talent for audio, video, and photographic productions. Together, Newt and Callista host and produce historical and public policy documentaries, write books, record audio books and voiceovers, produce photographic essays, and make television and radio appearances.
Citizens United is an organization dedicated to restoring our government to citizens’ control. Through a combination of education, advocacy, and grass roots organization, Citizens United seeks to reassert the traditional American values of limited government, freedom of enterprise, strong families, and national sovereignty and security. Citizens United’s goal is to restore the founding fathers’ vision of a free nation, guided by the honesty, common sense, and good will of its citizens.
The Garden State Film Festival is an all-volunteer non-profit organization held each spring in Asbury Park, New Jersey. It was founded in 2002 to promote the art of filmmaking on all levels by showcasing a wide variety of film, video and animated works as well as provide educational programs in the creative arts to the public by industry leaders. The artistic philosophy of the Garden State Film Festival is rooted in the celebration of the independent film genre and the creation of a forum where local and other independent filmmakers can exhibit their work.
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Lands’ End Swimwear: It Suits You
From Sizes to Styles, Lands’ End Offers More Swimsuits For Every Body
DODGEVILLE, Wis., April 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Whether it’s a revolution or simply a revelation, women have discovered they are wearing the wrong sizes when it comes to bras, jeans and now, swimsuits. In fact, according to a recent survey of more than 1,000 women conducted by Lands’ End®, eight out of ten surveyed (83 percent) confessed to having worn the wrong size swimsuit. They also believe other women wear the wrong size suit as well; 71 percent believe the majority of women wear the wrong size suit. This could explain why respondents have experienced swimsuit-sizing mishaps such as saggy bottoms (65 percent), cleavage overflow (58 percent), behind busting out/seat creep (56 percent) and muffin top (54 percent).
“With so many advances in swimsuit design, high-performance fabrics and a full range of available sizes, there is no reason why any woman should experience muffin top or saggy bottoms,” said Suzanne Bryant, vice president of design, Lands’ End. “At Lands’ End, we know it’s critically important to have a proper-fitting swimsuit so women can feel and look great on the beach or by the pool. As a result, we offer hundreds of styles that provide solutions for every shape with design details to fit and flatter. And, we offer a full range of sizes including regular, petite (short) and long (tall) torso, mastectomy, D-DDD cup sizes and plus sizes.”
Sizing Up Swimwear Options at Lands’ End
The survey also found more than half of respondents (54 percent) purchase swim bottoms in a size that is too big hoping for more coverage while a third (34 percent) have squeezed into a suit that is too small because a larger size was not available. It’s not surprising that women are compromising when it comes to finding their true size since an overwhelming majority of survey respondents (79 percent) stated they fell in love with a swimsuit style, but it was not available in their size.
“Women are not one size fits all especially when it comes to swimwear,” stated Bryant. “At Lands’ End, we offer a large variety of sizes in every swimsuit style and this year we have more options than ever before. In addition, we offer several collections of swim separates to help women mix and match sizes and styles.”
Swimwear Beyond the Numbers
According to Bryant, it’s more than a numbers game when it comes to finding a figure-flattering swimsuit. Body shape, style preference, color and pattern play a key role as well. Seven out of ten survey respondents agree and believe the biggest swimsuit mistake women make is purchasing the wrong style suit for their body shape. Bryant suggests using resources such as the Lands’ End body shape icons to easily search out swimsuits that are designed to flatter differing body shapes. This season, the company has introduced a new “circle” icon to the mix offering a total of five body shape icons: Inverted Triangle, Star, Triangle, Circle and Rectangle. The icons help women easily seek out swimwear to complement their proportions and specific body shapes.
Another consideration is color. This season’s preferences go beyond basic black. In fact, Deep Sea Blue (26 percent) ranked as the number one swimsuit color choice by survey respondents followed by Black (18 percent), Blackberry (18 percent), Mango Orange (12 percent), Brown (10 percent), Kelly Green (9 percent), Slate Gray (6 percent) and Yellow (1 percent).
When it comes to swimsuit silhouettes, the tankini still reigns. More than half (54 percent) will most likely purchase a tankini, followed by a one-piece (39 percent) and only 7 percent plan to purchase a bikini.
Shopping for Swimsuits
This season, seven out of ten women (70 percent) plan to purchase a new swimsuit and will do so in a variety of ways; by shopping in stores (79 percent), surfing the Internet (68 percent), shopping by catalog (46 percent) and looking through magazines (28 percent).
Women are really resourceful when it comes to shopping for swimwear,” said Bryant. “They tend to do their homework both online and offline and enjoy receiving expert advice.”
Women would love to turn to swimwear experts. The survey found 39 percent would select a swimwear designer to help them pick out a great swimsuit before their best friend (19 percent).
Lands’ End offers several ways to shop for swimsuits. The company offers advice from dedicated Swim Fit Experts that can either chat online at www.landsend.com or on the phone at 1-800-675-4853. A variety of Lands’ End swimsuit styles can also be found online at www.landsend.com or at the 294 Lands’ End Shop at Sears locations.
Additional Survey Highlights Include:
Slather on the Lotion – In addition to sunblock, women are slathering on moisturizer. When asked what women do to get ready for swim season, 80 percent moisturize their skin.
Sizing Up Men – Women don’t believe men buy the wrong swimsuit size (67 percent).
In a Crunch – More than half of women (53 percent) do stomach crunches to get ready to wear a swimsuit.
Tune in to the Tunic – 53 percent of those surveyed believe a Tunic Cover-up is the most important swimwear accessory.
Call the Pros – Almost nine out of ten survey respondents (89 percent) would love a complimentary professional swimsuit fitting to help them find their ideal size.
Hands to Toes – When getting ready for swimsuit season two-thirds (66 percent) of women get a manicure and pedicure.
Take a Wild Guess – While 12 percent of survey respondents stated they “take a wild guess” at their swimsuit size, 47 percent base it on their bra or dress size.
Mixed Up – More than seven out of ten women have worn the wrong swim top or bottom size because they were not sold as mix-and-match separates.
How it Measures – Two-thirds (66 percent) of women have never taken their measurements with 43 percent stating they don’t know how to do so.
About Lands’ End
Lands’ End® is one of the world’s largest retailers of clothing for the family. In addition, Lands’ End offers an innovative collection of fine quality goods for the home. Lands’ End swim can be purchased online at www.landsend.com, by calling 1-800-800-5800, and by visiting the Lands’ End Shop at Sears. Lands’ End is a proud member of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD). And, all high-quality Lands’ End merchandise is Guaranteed. Period.®
5 Apr 2010 14:00 Africa/Lagos
Zoe Saldana on the April/May Cover of Siempre Mujer
Also, the Top 5 Latinos in Music Features an Exclusive Interview with Chayanne
NEW YORK, April 5 /PRNewswire/ — Zoe Saldana, Siempre Mujer’s April/May cover star dishes to the magazine about her roots, her over-developed masculine side and how she defines happiness. Excerpts from the interview, on newsstands April 6, follow and are available at www.siempremujer.com:
About her roots: “I’m just Zoe. Not a little bit Dominican, not a little bit Puerto Rican, none of that silliness…I am what you want me to be if that’s what it takes for you to overcome your insecurities. As a Latina, I think we should be very proud of our heritage. We tend to look for European roots and reject the indigenous and the African, and that is disgusting. Being Latin is a mix of everything. I want my people to not be as insecure, and to adore what we are because it’s beautiful.”
On her masculine side: “I have too much of one! People have sometimes told my grandmother, ‘Your niece has a bit of lesbianism in her.’ It’s that my sisters and I spent all our time amongst men. We were very popular with them. Our way of thinking is very masculine.”
But what about her feminine side?: “If you want to punish me, send me to get a manicure or pedicure, or dress me in a skirt or shorts, and I would die. But if you dress me in jeans and a button down blouse I feel very sexy, feminine and powerful. It has to do with my personality. That’s why I think I’m very attracted to men who are masculine but in tune with their feminine side. I’ve been with my partner for 10 years!”
Her view on life: “Life is much more and less than what we imagine. Life for me is very simple. When I wake up in my bed I always think, ‘If I’m fortunate enough to die in a bed, I’m not going to take with me material things, or money, or jewelry, or fame – nothing except the profound moments I experienced.”
Where her outlook on life comes from: “At 31 years old, 100% of my 150% self esteem comes from my upbringing. The other 50% comes from my life experiences…The only thing I’ve asked of life is to be happy. I know that if I’m rich or poor, I’m going to be happy. Because I know what it’s like to be poor and happy when I had nothing, but I still felt like the richest woman in Babylon.”
On her definition of happiness: “I like to work. I don’t have any preconceived notions on fame. Everything else is the price I pay for being happy with my work. Everything I’ve done has been for the love of art, and I try not to focus on the things that can distract me.”
The April/May issue of Siempre Mujer also includes a feature story on the Top 5 Latinos in Music with an exclusive interview with Chayanne, who expresses his humility when he says: “I consider myself a normal person. I haven’t accomplished anything on my own. I find nourishment in working in groups and the results are always more beautiful that way.” A video interview with Chayanne will go live on SiempreMujer.com on April 9th. Other music superstars featured are Paulina Rubio, Luis Fonsi, Aventura and Jenni Rivera.
Source: Siempre Mujer
CONTACT: Mariela Azcuy, +1-212-551-6955, Mariela.email@example.com
Web Site: http://www.siempremujer.com/
The latest 3D science fiction film Clash of the Titans broke the box office record for Easter with $61.4 million. 3D screens accounted for 52 percent of the gross.
Click here to see the complete Rentrak Box Office Numbers for Weekend of April 2, 2010.
The film is based on the classic Perseus of Greek mythology. The demigod Perseus killed Medusa and rescued Andromeda in an epic adventure captured in 21st cameras and as never seen before. Directed by Louis Leterrier and produced by Basil Iwanyk, Kevin De La Noy and Richard D. Zanuck. This version is the latest remake and over $123 million was spent on the production and has made over $64 million so far in the US. The 1981 Clash of the Titans was directed by Desmond Davis and produced by Ray Harryhausen and Charles H. Schneer. It was done with a budget of $16 million and was a box office hit, grossing over $41 million in the US alone and “was the 11th highest grossing film of the year” and it was not in 3D.
From the rave reviews and the 3D craze, the latest version should fare better in the long run.
As the hero Perseus, the acting prowess of Sam Worthington is tested beyond his SFX-enhanced role as Jake Sully in Avatar.
The scene from the 1981 film.
Photo of the sculpture of Perseus with the head of the gorgon Medusa, by Antonio Canova, completed 1801 from the Vatican Museums.