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Friday, September 22, 2017

"Black Girl Magic" and Brand Loyalty is Propelling Total Black Buying Power Toward $1.5 Trillion by 2021


NIELSEN REPORT: With 67% Growth in Business Startups and 64% of High School Grads Going Straight to College, "Black Girl Magic" and Brand Loyalty is Propelling Total Black Buying Power Toward $1.5 Trillion by 2021

First Museum Celebrating the Global Advertising Industry Founded in New York City


The Museum of Advertising Founded in NYC 

NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The first museum dedicated to celebrating the global advertising industry has been founded in New York City. Exhibits will feature historical works of all mediums to explore the intersection of creativity, culture and commerce.
"The advertising industry is constantly focused on the future, and our changing media landscape. What we don't do as well is preserve the work which is so ephemeral, and recognize the innovations made in communication, design, and media." Museum Founding Director Glenn Pajarito said. "Advertising also transcends commercial marketing and has influenced product innovations, influenced politics, shaped cultural trends, educated and entertained over generations across the world."

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Chinese AI Startup Yi+ Raises US$15 Million in Series B Funding


Chinese AI startup Yi+ raises US$15 million in Series B funding

BEIJINGSept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Beijing-based startup Yi+ (www.yijia.ai), which uses computer vision and artificial intelligence to provide intelligent media and marketing solutions, has recently obtained US$15 million in Series B funding.
The round was led by Haitong Securities, with participation from BRJ Group and an investment fund under the Bank of Beijing. This brings Yi+'s total funding to overUS$25 million, including a Series A funding from Alibaba back in 2015. The startup's new capital will be used on research and development, product commercialization and entry into new global markets.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Full Transcript of the Speech By President Buhari at the 72nd Session of UN General Assembly


STATEMENT DELIVERED BY HIS EXCELLENCY MUHAMMADU BUHARI,
PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA AT THE GENERAL DEBATE OF THE 72ND SESSION OF UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY, IN NEW YORK,
ON TUESDAY, 19 SEPTEMBER 2017.

Mr. President,
Fellow Heads of State and Government,
Mr. Secretary-General,
Distinguished Delegates,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

On behalf of my country, Nigeria, I congratulate you Mr. President on your election and Mr. Gutteres on his first General Assembly outing as our Secretary-General. I assure you both of my country’s solidarity and cooperation. You will indeed need the cooperation of all member States as we are meeting during extra-ordinarily troubled and dangerous times. Let me also thank former Secretary-General Mr. Ban ki Moon for his service to the United Nations and wish him peaceful retirement.

World Hunger Again On the Rise, Driven by Conflict and Climate Change - New UN Report


World Hunger Again On the Rise, Driven by Conflict and Climate Change - New UN Report

GENEVA15 September 2017 / PRN Africa / -- After steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger is on the rise again, affecting 815 million people in 2016, or 11 per cent of the global population, says a new edition of the annual United Nations report on world food security and nutrition released today. At the same time, multiple forms of malnutrition are threatening the health of millions worldwide.
The increase – 38 million more people than the previous year – is largely due to the proliferation of violent conflicts and climate-related shocks, according to The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017.

Program Started by Dickinson College President Margee Ensign Now an Educational Haven for Escaped Boko Haram Refugees



Program Started by Dickinson College President Margee Ensign Now an Educational Haven for Escaped Boko Haram Refugees

CARLISLE, Pa.Sept. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A program established inNigeria by Dickinson President Margee Ensign today welcomed more than 100 young women who until recently had been held captive by the terrorist group Boko Haram. Ensign started the New Foundation School (NFS) in 2014 at the American University of Nigeria (AUN) in Yola where she served as president during the height of Boko Haram's terrorist insurgency.

Inclusive and Sustainable Development Key To Prevent Violent Extremism – Deputy UN Chief


Inclusive and Sustainable Development Key To Prevent Violent Extremism – Deputy UN Chief
NEW YORK18 September 2017 / PRN Africa / -- Noting that sustainable development and sustainable peace mutually reinforce one another, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed called for greater investments in basic services and in building equitable societies.
Speaking at the event, 'Rebuilding Shattered Lives and Communities: Chibok and Yazidi Girls and Women,' Ms. Mohammed said the atrocities against them require immediate and compassionate care, and comprehensive services.

New Case Study Details How to Deploy Successful Agency Banking in Africa



New Case Study Details How to Deploy Successful Agency Banking in Africa 

WASHINGTONSept. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, FINCA International, in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, released a case studyto highlight FINCA's journey in deploying agency banking in Africa over the past four years.  The case study outlines ten strategic, operational and technical learnings that other finance and microfinance institutions can consider when creating or building upon a similar program.

David Oyelowo, Warren Moon and Kevin K.O. Olusola To Headline GEANCO Foundation Hollywood Gala

David Oyelowo.
Acclaimed Actor David Oyelowo, NFL Hall of Famer Warren Moon and Pentatonix's Kevin K.O. Olusola To Headline GEANCO Foundation Hollywood Gala 
GEANCO's annual Hollywood benefit will raise money for urgent health and education programs in Nigeria
 Warren Moon.
Kevin K.O. Olusola.
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The GEANCO Foundation, which saves and transforms lives in Africa, will hold its annual star-studded Hollywood fundraiser on Tuesday, October 3, at Spectra in the Pacific Design Center. Each year, GEANCO hosts this benefit to rally support for vulnerable women and children in Nigeria. Golden Globe nominee and GEANCO's 2015 Global Promise Award recipient David Oyelowo (Selma, InterstellarQueen of Katwe) will host the event alongside NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon. Three-time Grammy winner Kevin K.O. Olusola of the multi-platinum musical group Pentatonix will open the program with a special musical performance.

Orthodox Jews to Protest TODAY Against Netanyahu in Front of the United Nations



Orthodox Jews to Protest TODAY Against Netanyahu in Front of the United Nations 

NEW YORKSept. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of members ofNew York's Orthodox Jewish community, organized by the Rabbinical Alliance of the USA, plan to protest against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who arrived to address the UN General Assembly this week. The demonstration will be held in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza in Manhattan, 47th Street between 1st and 2ndAvenues, TODAY Tuesday September 19 at 4:30 PM. The entrance to the park will be from 2nd Avenue only and their will by a designated tent for the members of the press.