Bolaji Ogunwo Presents Visual Cocktail At Terra Kulture Gallery

vlcsnap-2014-03-29-22h11m38s136Bolaji Ogunwo presented a feast of paintings for art enthusiasts in his exhibition titled Visual Cocktail.

A large crowd turned out to check out his recipes which he put on acrylic on canvas in over 20 paintings with titles such as ‘The Flight, Smile, Pensive, The Chase and many other works of art.

Bolaji Ogunwo, who is intrigued by people, events and different scenes, uses the impasto technique and his palette knife skillfully to interpret the theme of survival, love, passion and more.

Bolaji Ogunwo told Channels Television that “every piece has a tale to it and words of wisdom from great minds such as Henry Longfellow, Ralph Emerson, George Washington and many others.

LG launches Android-based Optimus G to rival Apple and Samsung

LG Electronics launched on Tuesday its new flagship smartphone which will have to compete against a flurry of new products from rivals Apple and Samsung who currently dominate the global market.

The South Korean electronics giant said the new gadget called Optimus G, would hit domestic stores next week before sales begin in Japan in October and other countries including US in November.

The launch comes days after Apple unveiled the much-anticipated iPhone 5 which garnered more than two million orders in just 24 hours.

Once having claimed the world’s third-largest handset maker, LG slid to the world’s No. 5 mobile phone maker during the three months ending in June as China-based ZTE Corp. gained ground in low-end smartphones.

LG has added new video-related features to the Optimus G, such as multitasking while playing videos.

Samsung Electronics, which has sold more than 20 million of its Galaxy S III smartphone launched in late May, is set to introduce the newest version of its popular oversized Galaxy Note smartphone in the market soon.

“It’s inevitable for these flagship products to compete head-to-head … but we are expecting very significant and surprising figures for this product,” Park Jong-Seok, head of LG’s mobile unit, told reporters.

He refused to elaborate on the sales target.

The new phone, powered by Google’s Android software is equipped with a new quad-core processor made by Qualcomm that helps run applications about 40 per cent faster than the existing quad-core processors.

About 13.2 centimetres (5.2 inches) long, 6.9 centimetres wide and featuring a 4.7-inch touchscreen, Optimus G allows users to zoom in on moving video images and takes photos by recognising voice words like “cheese” or “smile.”

It can also simultaneously display overlapped images of two applications, for instance allowing users to exchange chat messages or search the Internet while watching a video played in the background.

“Smartphone users spend a growing amount of time watching videos, so this can be a really helpful feature,” Chang Ma, vice president of marketing in LG’s mobile unit, said.

The new gadget also automatically adjusts bell sounds based on noise level around users to help prevent missed calls, he added.

The World’s number two flat-screen TV producers and the fifth biggest phone maker, LG has struggled for years in the rapidly-growing smartphone market.

The firm’s cell phone business – a segment LG has flagged as a strong pillar of growth — bled for years as sales of its Optimus smartphone series lagged far behind Apple’s iPhone or Samsung’s Galaxy S phones.

LG’s mobile unit once showed signs of recovery by posting profits in the fourth quarter of 2011 and the first quarter this year but swung back to a loss in the second quarter.

The reversal was blamed on high marketing costs for promoting its new handsets and squeezed margins due to the weaker euro.

Park said the firm’s earlier goal to sell 80 million mobile phones this year was still valid, with the Optimus G helping to drive sales beginning in the third quarter.

Five reasons why you need to smile

“I have just been fired and you expect me to smile?” “How does smiling help me get out of this sick bed?” “I just had my heart broken by the one I truly love, and you are asking me to smile?”…the complaints could go on and on, but smiling is the key.
There so many reasons not to smile, but have you ever wondered what a big grin can do for you.
1. Smiling Lifts the Face and Makes You Look Younger
Why go for face lifting or facial surgery to look young when you could go through the simpler and inexpensive way of smiling. Smiling your way through the day helps you look younger and feel better.

2. Smiling Relieves Stress
Smiling is one way to reduce the distress caused by an upsetting situation. When you are stressed, take time to put on a smile, it helps you from looking tired and worn out. Research and studies all around have shown that stress is reduced when one smiles.
3. Smiling gets others to trust you
One signal that suggests you are trustworthy is a smile. In a world where everyone is out for themselves, who should you trust? Genuine smiles send a message that other people can trust and cooperate with you. People who smile are often rated higher in both generosity and extroversion.
4. Recover from social slip-ups
Did you forget to buy your partner an anniversary present? Has an important client’s name slipped your mind? The smile you display elicits fellow-feeling from other people so they think less of the slip and forgive you more quickly.
5. Smile and (half) the world smiles with you
Did you ever look at a smiling baby and felt compelled to smile back? One of the simple social pleasures of life, which goes almost unnoticed because it’s automatic, is when you smile at someone and they smile back.
Smiling lightens up the room, change the moods of others, and make things happier. Smile lots and you will draw people to you. “Smile and the Whole World Smiles with You”…do you remember that song?
So from now on, smile even if you don’t feel like it. Maybe, just maybe, a few hours later you will find you are doing it naturally. A real smile can’t be faked. There is scientific proof from studies done that real smiles go all the way to the eyes, while fake ones involve only the muscles around the mouth.
So put on your happy face already! It does not cost a dime and your face looks so much prettier with a smile gracing it!
“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” – Mother Teresa