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Etisalat prize for literature ….call for enteries 2018

The etisalat prize for literature is the first pan African literary price that celebrates,African writers with debut published books on fiction. This leading platform discovers and promote African literary talent.

The opening date for submission is 3rd July 2017 , and closing deadline is 18th September 2017.

The Chief executive officer of Etisalat Nigeria Matthew willsher disclosed that the panel of judges comprise of very experienced writers,academics,literary critics, and editors, the likes of Harry Garuba, Siphiwo Mahala, and Doreen Baingana.

           WHAT TO KNOW

the judges will select a long list of 9 titles for the first round,afterwards a second round of screening where a shortlist of 3 finalist will be announced ahead of the 2018 grand finale/award ceremony.

         CRITERIA FOR ENTRY

  • Author must be an African citizen, with residence in any part of the world.
  • Books submitted must be published 24months from the date of the call for entries.
  • Book must be authors first publication on fiction
  • Book should contain no fewer than 30,000 words.
  • Entries must be submitted by incorporated publishing house that has existed for 6years or more with registered ISBN or the equivalent, and publisher must have published a minimum of 3 authors .

Note; A publisher may enter a maximum of 3 titles.  7copies of each title entered must accompany the application form, along with an acceptance of the Etisalat price publicity term  :

http://prize.etisalat.com.ng/terms.php

                      Winner

Winner receives £15,000 , an engraved montblanc meisterstuck pen along side an etisalat sponsored fellowship at the University of East Anglia under the mentorship of professor Giles Foden author “The last king of Scotland

Winner and the 2 runner ups will also participate in a multicity book tour sponsored by etisalat.

If you do not meet up with the entry criteria , no need to feel discouraged. You can also take a look at the  flash fiction award, an online based competition open to all African writers with unpublished stories of no more than 300words.

Winner of the flash fiction award receives £1000, and a high-end device, while the other runner-ups receive £500 each along with a high -end device.

Good luck!

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Kylie sunglasses collection

Kylie Jenner kardashian is in the news again, as she collaborates with Quay Australia for her debut sunglasses collection.


Below are pictures of kylie rocking her sunglasses……. 

Wow!

When it comes to fashion and making statements with fashion items, she sure doesn’t play it safe. Winks

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Facebook to air champions league live

Wow! Social media giant Facebook has finally taken a step into sportscasting.  

The social media platform is set to broadcast champions league matches for American internet users under a deal with fox sports. The partnership involves;

  • 2 group matches per day
  • 4 rounds of 16games
  • 4 quater-finals of the 2017 /2018 season.

According to fox sports spokesman,the content will be available to only users in the United States.

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The  262 inches TV

Austrian based C-seed has unveiled a monstrous $539,000 (€ 490,000 ) Tv that stretches 6.65m diagonally, giving it a width of 6.14, and a height of 2.57m (8.44)feet.

C-seed 262  has a black LED technology that provides a 5000 :1 contrast ratio, and is equipped with a motorized custom fabric cover that can fold away at the push of a button.

               SPECIFICATION

  • ultra high 800 not brightness
  • 6-10 high end speakers (developed by L-acoustics, a French firm known for their quality loud speaker,amplifier,&signal processing device).

               INSTALLATION

C-seed offers full installation for $38,500 (€3500), which is tacked on to the purchase price of  $549,000 (€ 490,000 ) bringing the total cost to half a million dollar.

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Finally! its on: Mcgregor vs Mayweather

Floyd mayweather’s $1billion scrap with conor McGregor has been confirmed. The giants of the fighting world will finally collide in las Vegas’s T-Mobile arena  on the 26th of August 2017, to settle their bitter rivalry.


The duo have been engaged in a year long slanging match that has left fans salivating at the prospect of a cross-code show down.

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black beau chicken.

Hey everyone! meet ayam cemani“ayam” Indonesian word for Chicken, “cemani”  means completely black.  The most expensive Chicken in the world with a single bird costing up to $2,500.

The ayam cemani  takes “dark” into an entirely different realm, from their skin,to muscle,comb,bones,and even their internal organs are all black.

most believed the ayam cemani  Is an ideal bridge between the  human and supernatural world.

The  ayam cemani is black due to a genetic condition known as fibromelanosis –mutation that affects how pigment producing cells work.

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CORSETS

Sexy piece of lingerie, a popular fashion piece of the 1800

 A corset is a shapey garment that is worn around the midsection to help pull in the waist,in order to give the torso an hourglass shape. They are constructed from strong but flexible fabric such as cotton,satin, mesh or leather. It also consist of a flexible steel rod that enables it cinch the waist and accentuate the curves of the hip and bustline of the wearer.

         TYPES OF CORSET

The types of corset is categorized in two groups. 

  1. THE UNDER-BUST ; This category provides hourglass shape to the wearer,but don’t offer support for the breast. They can also be used to style Outfits in many ways,and as many times as u want. The types of under- bust corsets are;
  • long line ; Extends over the hips,and it’s meant for people with long torso.
  • Cincher ; Longer at the center from front to back, but shorter at the sides.
  • Wide straps ; Like the name,its best for people with wide shoulder.
  • Waspie ; The shortest of all the under-bust corset. It has a wide belt,and only goes around the wearer’s stomach, providing a smaller waist.
  • Bodice; provides great coverage and support for the back and shoulder. It’s length ends around the natural waist of the wearer.

    2.  THE OVER -BUST ; Begins under             the arm,and end above the                     hips.they lift up the breast,and.             reduce waistline. Types of over-           bust corsets are as follows; 

  • Lingerie ; More revealing. They come with G-string and with built-in or detachable garters to hold up the stockings.
  • Cupped ; Have in built pad ,and its good for women with larger breast.       

           STYLES OF CORSET

Corsets come in two styles. We have them as follow

  • Less Extreme curve: This reduces the waist by 4-5 inches I.e about 10.2 – 12.7cm.
  • More Extreme curve: This reduces waist to about 6-7 inches , about 15.2 -17.8cm smaller than its natural size,and helps carter for the different body type and shape.

         BONING OF A CORSET

When it comes to corsets,there are basically two types of boning involved.

  • Flat steel boning ; This is found at the front busk,and lacing bones. They enable the wearer move back and forth slightly.
  • Spiral steel boning ; This is found throughout the body of the corset.It allows wearer to experience motion in multiple directions With considerable degree of twisting and bending.

        FITTINGS OF A CORSET

The fitting of the corset around the midsection is of two types;

  • Over-bust fitting ; when the corset is worn under clothes in place of bra.
  • Under-bust fitting ; when the corset fits right underneath the breast.

       FASTENING OF A CORSET

A corset is fastened or tightened in four ways;

  • Steel busk ;has 5-6 large clips that help to secure the corset and creates a straight line down the front of the corset.
  • Wire hook/eye closure
  • Zipper
  • Lace up

       CORSET MEASUREMENT

in order to be on the right track during purchasing of corsets, its important to know some needed measurement such as;

  • Hip
  • Waist
  • Around your bust
  • Below your bust.

      CORSET SELECTION

Selecting a corset that will suit you,depends on your knowledge of the following factors;

  • Your body figure
  • Your personal style
  • occasion.

     DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CORSET          &WAIST TRAINER.

  • Corsets ;
  • More specific to size
  • Strengthens core muscle
  • Uses steel boning to shape the waist
  • Much more expensive because it requires quality standard during construction
  • Acts as an external lap band,encouraging wearer to eat less
  • Made of materials such as leather, cotton,and satin.

Waist trainer;

  • Made of latex
  • A few size fits all
  • Temporary hour-glass shape
  • Uses the elasticity of the material to cinch the waist of the wearer
  • Often worn to create a smooth and flattering figure underneath clothes.

      WHY DO PEOPLE WEAR CORSET?

    People wear corsets for the following reason 

    • Costuming
    • To correct back pain
    • Back & posture support
    • Classic hourglass figure.

    NOTE: corsets are only dangerous when you shop for the ones not meant for your body type. Shop “safe & sane”.

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    Man Utd…world richest club

    Although Real Madrid won the LA liga and champions league, they suffered a rare defeat on Tuesday -off the pitch as Manchester united Is now officially the world most valuable football club for the Ist time.

    The club owned by the American Glazer family is money -wise the most profitable club right now with a post operating income of $288 million more than fellow English clubs Whose operating incomes are pegged as follows:

    Arsenal ($122 million), Chelsea ($52 million), Liverpool ($29 million), Tottenham Hotspur ($68million). 

     According to mike ozanian assistant managing  editor at Forbes media, Manchester united was able to achieve this great feat due to their powerful brand & business acumen.

    Below is the ranking of the forbes football rich list:

    • Man Utd ($ 3.69 billion)
    • Barcelona ($3.64 billion)
    • Real Madrid ($3.58 billion)
    • Bayern Munich ($2.71 billion)
    • Manchester city ($2.08 billion)
    • Arsenal($1.93 billion)
    • Liverpool ($1.49 billion)
    • Juventus ($1.26 billion)
    • Tottenham Hotspur ($1.06 billion)
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    21st Century Tombstone

    A Slovenia company bioenergija, has created a timeless way of honouring the dead via a digital interactive tombstone that plays and allow visitors see photos and videos of the deceased. 

    The tombstone has the following features :

    • 48-inch interactive screen (touch screen activated by sensor)
    • Weather /vandal proof
    • Compatible with smart phone application.

    The tombstone was developed with the help of Milan Zorman a professor of computing at the University of Maribor.

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    KISSING

    “When the lips and tongue Interplay…” Explosive feeling,..can’t get enough, always wanting more.

           WHAT TO NOTE ABOUT KISSING

    Kissing, lip locking, or whatsoever name you call it,in many ways say a lot about your compatibility with your partner,and the well-being of your relationship (mother/child, husband/wife, boy/girl). 

           WHAT KISSING ENTAILS

    • CHEMISTRY: Two friends,or stranger that are chemically compatible can engage in it. Chemistry is needed for emotional connection to occur.
    • UNDERSTANDING: Needs and desires of the persons involved. where to place your hand, setting the right mood,while focusing on their comfort, there is “no one size fit all “when it comes to kisssing.
    • NATURE: Novice shouldn’t engage in it. It should be of a second nature to you. Not everyone is programmed to know what to do during kissing.

            PERCEPTION OF KISSING

      There is a big distinction between how men/women,boy/girl like to be kissed. Women/girls ascribe big-picture significance to a kiss (mean alot to them,much of a big deal) except you fall under the I don’t care category of women/girls.  For men, it is also meaningful,but its more of a Sexual connection.

            IMPRESSION ABOUT KISSING

      First impression matters a lot. Kissing is great, it is the worlds favourite universal act of expressing love and affection. A bad first kiss kills romance faster.

         WAYS PEOPLE EXPRESS FEELINGS

      You know most times,people express their indepth,undiluted,visual clear feelings in different physical ways. Some of those ways include:

      • Touching
      • Cuddling
      • Necking
      • Pecking
      • Prolonged hugs
      • Passionate stare
      • Kissing .

      Be that as it may, in as much as people try to hide feelings,they get sold out…. Better to let it out,and be prepared to be judged, Good or bad.

          WHAT KISS DID HE GIVE YOU?

      • Air kiss
      • Biting kiss
      • Cheek kiss
      • Eskimo kiss
      • Ear lobe kiss
      • Fore-head kiss
      • French kiss
      • Hand kiss
      • Lingering lip kiss
      • Lizard kiss
      • Neck kiss
      • Playful kiss
      • Single lip kiss
      • Seductive kiss
      • Teaser kiss.

             HOW IT IS EXECUTED/MEANING.

      • AIR KISS: This sure happens from a distance,or close range.its a form of greeting between family,and close friends.
      • BITING KISS : It incoporates the tongue,its open mouthed.The teeth is used to grab the tongue. 
      • CHEEK KISS: A friendly sign of greeting that denotes affection to a loved one,or a familiar person.
      • ESKIMO KISS: Rubbing of nose against each other. It also denotes affection.mostly done by parents to their children.
      • EARLOBE KISS: Ear lobe is pinned between the lip, and tugged gently either upward or downward. Its playful.
      • FORE-HEAD KISS: This is a starter kiss for romantic feelings.Mainly expresses love and care. its simply the “I love you,I care for you” kiss. It conveys deep affection.
      • FRENCH KISS: The classic French kiss is perceived as the ultimate. It involves a hot and passionate use of the tongue,and mouth action. Ravishing.
      • HAND KISS: simply means  Respect, adoration, and kindness.
      • LINGERING LIP KISS: Done with a closed mouth, no tongue.It indicates deep love.
      • LIZARD KISS: Its super intimate.The tongue goes in and out of the other person’s mouth in rapid succession. its used to initiate sexual foreplay(preceding act to sex).
      • NECK KISS: Means your partner wants more passion,romance,and an uninhibited you.
      • PLAYFUL KISS: This involves making funny faces,and sound with your mouth,while been cute.Its super adorable.
      • SINGLE LIP KISS: done when your partner wants a strong emotional connection from you. It involves sucking the lips gently.
      • SEDUCTIVE KISS: This recquires expertise,because it involves careful moves that target choice areas of the human anatomy so as to produce the right reaction,and give the needed fulfillment.
      • TEASER KISS: for the crazily adventurous begins from the fore-head ,to the lips and down to wherever then afterwards sequence is reversed back to the fore-head. Its useful if you intend to “turn your partner on,and make them want more”. 

      Phew!!!  Have any questions, or a favourite way of kissing you would love to tell us about?  

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