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Monday, May 23, 2016

"I, Daniel Blake" Wins the Palme D'Or



British director Ken Loach's "I, Daniel Blake" was the surprise winner of the Palme D'Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival in France

The 69th Cannes film festival ended yesterday Sunday and for the first time in the festival’s history, the Palme d’Or winning movie was screened at the ceremony.
 Click here for the full report.

Lagos Has the Highest GDP in Africa


Lagos Has The Highest GDP In Africa

Lagos has the highest GDP in Africa according to Wikipedia. See https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagos

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state said Lagos is the fifth largest economy in Africa.


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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Cannes Film Festival 2016 Official Selection


Cannes Film Festival 2016 Official Selection  
In Competition
Opening Film          
           
Woody ALLEN (USA)     CAFÉ SOCIETY     Out of Comp.
           
      ***    
           
Maren ADE (Germany)     TONI ERDMANN    
           
Pedro ALMODÓVAR (Spain)     JULIETA    
           

Andrea ARNOLD (United-Kingdom)
    AMERICAN HONEY    
           
Olivier ASSAYAS (France)     PERSONAL SHOPPER    
           
Jean-Pierre DARDENNE, Luc DARDENNE (Belgium)     LA FILLE INCONNUE    
           
Xavier DOLAN (Canada)    

JUSTE LA FIN DU MONDE

(IT'S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD)
   
           
Bruno DUMONT (France)    

MA LOUTE

(SLACK BAY)
   
           
Asghar FARHADI (Iran)     FORUSHANDE
(THE SALESMAN)    
           
Nicole GARCIA (France)     MAL DE PIERRES
(FROM THE LAND OF THE MOON)
   
           
Alain GUIRAUDIE (France)     RESTER VERTICAL
(STAYING VERTICAL)
   
Jim JARMUSCH (USA)     PATERSON    
           
Kleber MENDONÇA FILHO (Brazil)     AQUARIUS    
           
Ken LOACH (United-Kingdom)     I, DANIEL BLAKE
   
Brillante MENDOZA (Philippines)    

MA' ROSA
   
Cristian MUNGIU (Romania)     BACALAUREAT
(GRADUATION)
   
Jeff NICHOLS (USA)     LOVING    
           
PARK Chan-Wook (South Korea)     AGASSI
(THE HANDMAIDEN)    
           
Sean PENN (USA)     THE LAST FACE    
           
Cristi PUIU (Romania)     SIERANEVADA    
           
Paul VERHOEVEN (Netherlands)     ELLE    
           
Nicolas WINDING REFN (Denmark)     THE NEON DEMON    
           
Un Certain Regard

Opening Film          
           
Mohamed DIAB (Egypt)     ESHTEBAK
(CLASH)    
           
      ***    
Behnam BEHZADI (Iran)     VAROONEGI
(INVERSION)    
           
BOO Junfeng (Singapore)     APPRENTICE    
           
Delphine COULIN, Muriel COULIN (France)     VOIR DU PAYS
(THE STOPOVER)    
           
Stéphanie DI GIUSTO (France)     LA DANSEUSE
(THE DANCER)     1st film
           
Michael DUDOK DE WIT (Netherlands)     LA TORTUE ROUGE
(THE RED TURTLE)     1st film
           
FUKADA Kôji (Japan)     FUCHI NI TATSU
(HARMONIUM)    
           
Maha HAJ (Israel)     OMOR SHAKHSIYA
(PERSONAL AFFAIRS)     1st film
           
Eran KOLIRIN (Israel)     ME’EVER LAHARIM VEHAGVAOT
(BEYOND THE MOUNTAINS AND HILLS)    
           
KORE-EDA Hirokazu (Japan)     UMI YORIMO MADA FUKAKU
(AFTER THE STORM)    
           
Juho KUOSMANEN (Finland)     HYMYILEVÄ MIES
(THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MÄKI)     1st film
           
David MACKENZIE
(United-Kingdom)     HELL OR HIGH WATER    
           
Francisco MÁRQUEZ, Andrea TESTA (Argentina)     LA LARGA NOCHE DE FRANCISCO SANCTIS
(THE LONG NIGHT OF FRANCISCO SANCTIS)     1st film
           
Bogdan MIRICA (Romania)     CÂINI
(DOGS)     1st film
           
Stefano MORDINI (Italy)     PERICLE IL NERO
(PERICLE)
           
Michael O’SHEA (USA)     THE TRANSFIGURATION     1st film
           
Matt ROSS (USA)     CAPTAIN FANTASTIC    
           
Kirill SEREBRENNIKOV (Russia)     UCHENIK
(THE STUDENT)    
           
Out of Competition

Shane BLACK (USA)     THE NICE GUYS    
           
Jodie FOSTER (USA)     MONEY MONSTER    
           
Jonathan JAKUBOWICZ
(Panama / USA)     HANDS OF STONE    
           
NA Hong Jin (South Korea)     GOKSUNG
(THE WAILING)    
           
Steven SPIELBERG (USA)     THE BFG    
           
Midnight Screenings

Jim JARMUSCH (USA)     GIMME DANGER    
           
Jean-François RICHET (France)     BLOOD FATHER    
           
YEON Sang-Ho (South Korea)     BU-SAN-HAENG
(TRAIN TO BUSAN)    
           
Special Screenings

Thanos ANASTOPOULOS (Greece)
Davide DEL DEGAN (Italy)     L'ULTIMA SPIAGGIA
(THE LAST RESORT)    
           
Karim DRIDI (France / Tunisia)     CHOUF    
           
Mahamat-Saleh HAROUN (Chad)     HISSEIN HABRÉ, UNE TRAGÉDIE TCHADIENNE
(HISSEIN HABRÉ, A CHADIAN TRAGEDY)    

Grégoire LEPRINCE-RINGUET
(France)
LA FORÊT DE QUINCONCES
(FOOL MOON)
    1st film
           
Bernard-Henri LÉVY (France)     PESHMERGA    
           
Jonathan LITTELL (USA)     WRONG ELEMENTS     1st film
           
Rithy PANH (Cambodia)     EXIL
(EXILE)
           
Albert SERRA (Spain)     LA MORT DE LOUIS XIV
(THE DEATH OF LOUIS XIV)    
           
Paul VECCHIALI (France)     LE CANCRE    
   
 Source: http://www.festival-cannes.fr/en/article/62135.html.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Popular WAEC Bus Stop in Yaba, Lagos

 The Popular WAEC Bus Stop in Yaba, Lagos

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) Bus Stop in Yaba on the mainland of Lagos is one of the most popular locations in Lagos state, because the headquarters of WAEC is located near the bus stop with the tallest building towering above other buildings in the area. It is also the main bus stop of the famous Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH), the first tertiary institution in Nigeria founded in 1947. It is directly opposite the WAEC building and close to the nearby Federal Science and Technical College (FSTC). Therefore, thousands of students of the two schools use the bus stop with hundreds of other commuters taking different public and private transport vehicles such as the popular "Danfo" minibuses, "Keke" tricyles, "Okada" motorcycles and taxi cabs.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Facebook and Twitter Are the Top Social Networks for Advertisers

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are the top three social networks for advertisers. More than 200,000 businesses advertise on Instagram every month. Source: Statista.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Free and Unlimited VPN App for iPhone and iPad Available Today

Free and Unlimited VPN App for iPhone and iPad Available Today
Opera is first major tech company to launch free VPN app for iOS

OSLO, Norway, May 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
If you own an iPhone or iPad, the free Opera VPN app can help you enhance your online privacy, access more content and extend the reach of your apps. This is especially relevant on campuses and workplaces as people often experience restricted access to social-media and video-streaming websites.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Read The Mafia Manager for Victory in Corporate Warfare



Have you read The Mafia manager : A Guide to The Corporate Machiavelli ?
 If you want to know how to compete and succeed in the corporate world, then read the book asap.
 I have read it and I recommend it as I have also once recommended the Holy Bible, The Art Of War by Sun Tzu and The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene

In the dog eat dog corporate world, being ruthless is necessary for success according to the Machiavellian rules of the Mafia. All I know about the author is that V is a Capo of distinguished fame, keeps several residences around the world. His present location is a guarded secret.

Review

“Whoever V. is, he offers the sort of advice it is dangerous to refuse.” ―Playboy
“A grimly brutally humorous book at the business world. Consider it a merger, or hostile takeover, so to speak, of How to Get Ahead in Business Without Really Trying by The Godfather.” ―The Washington Post

The world's oldest and best-organized conglomerate now reveals management techniques everyone can use. Unlike other guides to business, The Mafia Manager shuns theoretical verbiage to present the philosophy of leadership that founded and captained "The Silent Empire" through centuries of expansion and success. Some sample pearls of wisdom:
-"Be sure you understand what your boss has ordered before you act on his command. What if you whack the wrong guy, or bomb the wrong joint...Learn the art of asking questions."
-"Keep your friends close, but keep your enemies closer."
-"Don't become involved in any office political battle without first asking yourself, 'What's in it for me?' and then 'What's in it for them?'"
-"If you must lie, be brief."

WCommunity Invites Nigerian Children To Studying Abroad 1.0.1


Ivy League schools are some of the most prestigious schools in the world with high selectivity in admission. The combine academic excellence with the development of the students’ particular and individual skills and talents. They also encourage a strong network of alumni bodies with connections to the best opportunities after school life. The schools are eight in number: Cornell University, Harvard University, Yale University, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, Columbia University, Brown University and Dartmouth College.

Getting into any of the Ivy League schools requires adequate preparation on the part of parents as well as the child. Although these universities are for young adults, any parent that intends to enroll his/her ward in one of these schools would need to start the training the child from a tender age.

The College admissions process can be very stressful and confusing, especially for families located outside of the United States, including Nigeria, we are facilitating access to accurate information and expert guidance to help families and students face the college application experience more informed, better prepared and equipped to find a perfect institution.

The session is complimentary and will be facilitated by Peggy Hanefors of Ascent Education Advisors, USA. Years of experience in Ivy League recruitment and admissions combined with in depth knowledge of international educational systems and curricula uniquely positions Peggy to provide guidance and support to students and families around the world.

We thought to extend this invitation to you because we believe this training will be beneficial to you.

Please see invite below.

Due to the limited number of slots, kindly register at https://thewcommunity.com/events/family-in-focus-the-ivy-league or RSVP to kike.ibirogba@accessbankplc.com.

While the Saturday, May 14 session is for Parents and their children, there will be a Parents only session same time on Thursday, May 12, 2016.

The Facilitator, Peggy Hanefors will be taking event participants on the step-by-step practical guide of raising and getting children prepared for the school of their dreams- specifically The Ivy League Schools and other top schools around the world.
Details of the event are as follows:
Date: May 12 & 14
Venue: Plot 1665, Oyin Jolayemi street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Time: 10am

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Producing a Documentary Film is More Challenging than Making a Movie

Meg Masha at the new Tinubu Square in "Sights and Sounds of Lagos" tourist documentary film.

Only filmmakers who have produced both documentaries and movies can understand what I am saying.

I have been professionally engaged in TV and Film productions since I was 17 as a script writer and puppeteer for TV puppet drama at the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) Channel 10 on Victoria Island in Lagos before I joined others on different locations of Nollywood movies more as an observer than an actor in the 1990s. Then in 1998, I ended up as the Production Manager of "Money Wise" on DBN TV, the first private TV station in Nigeria founded by Sonny Adun in the 1980s.