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The Coolest High Resolution Photos From Mark Zuckerberg’s Visit To Co-Creation Hub

Following up on our previous story, Mark Zuckerberg did spend a couple of hours checking out what the folks at CoCreation Hub were up to, he shared some intelligent thoughts to some of the younger ones and did a little motivational talk before leaving.

Here are the coolest photos from his visit taken by our very own creative director

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Mark Zuckerberg Is In Lagos And We Are All Excited

Founder and CEO of the Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg arrived Nigeria earlier today. His first destination was none other than the CoCreation Hub, Yaba, Lagos.

His visit here is to meet with the tech giants in Nigeria and discuss how tech development and entrepreneurship can benefit from his platform.

Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, met with Pope Francis at The Vatican on Monday where they held a question and answer session and talked about his future plans for the world before doing some sightseeing and setting their sights to Lagos unannounced.

“Next stop: Lagos! This is my first trip to sub-Saharan Africa. I'll be meeting with developers and entrepreneurs, and learning about the startup ecosystem in Nigeria. The energy here is amazing and I'm excited to learn as much as I can.

Our first stop is the Co-creation Hub Nigeria (CcHUB) in Yaba. I got to talk to kids at a summer coding camp and entrepreneurs who come to CcHub to build and launch their apps. I'm looking forward to meeting more people here!”

 

 

@zuck is live in Nigeria! #CCHUB #FirstTimeInAfrica #Facebook #Instagram

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Having only recently invested in Andela, Mark is eager to see just how much Nigeria has to offer the world and indeed, we are all happy to have him here.

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Suicide Squad: A Success or Failure for the DCEU?

With a global box office that's about $500 million bigger than its production budget and a 26% score on movie review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, there are a lot of people wondering just whether or not Suicide Squad is going to be considered a success when all is said and done.

First off, real talk: about a week ago, when I realized that Suicide Squad was close to earning $500 million at the global box office, I casually remarked to a friend that a $600 million haul would likely be seen as a hit internally by Warner Bros. With that number seemingly surpassed as confirmed by director, David Ayer, that's an observation that seems to be turning into reality but more on that later.

It should also be acknowledged that the answer is likely to depend heavily on who you're asking.

The movie scored an "alright" B+ CinemaScore, and according to Rotten Tomatoes it earned 68% positive marks from audiences. That's somewhere in between the 65% scored by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the 75% from Man of Steel. So even while Suicide Squad earned the lowest rating yet from critics, audiences seem to generally like it.

(Yes, 68% is hardly an overwhelming number, but combined with the box office, it seems to be a pretty good indicator that people are thinking.)

Batman v Superman itself is a bit of a complication, too: the film is reported to have been budgeted at about $240 million, with a worldwide box office tally that more than tripled that number at $872 million. That would be a success for most movies, but given the profile of the project and the movies it was being compared to (including Marvel's $1 billion-grossing Captain America: Civil War), it's generally acknowledged that Warner Bros. wanted more from it internally.

Right now, Batman v Superman's theatrical run is sitting at almost $200 million more than Suicide Squad has made yet, and it seems unlikely, just due to the pace at which movies tend to earn their money, that Suicide Squad will equal that number.

Possibly more likely - although still a bit of a stretch, probably - is that Suicide Squad might catch up to the $773 globally earned by Guardians of the Galaxy, which could be a pretty meaningful metric.

The Guardians number may seem arbitrary, but there's something to be said for the comparison. First of all, Suicide Squad is one of a number of movies based on somewhat lesser-known comics projects, which have benefited from the success of Guardians. Given the copycat nature of Hollywood, some of them have even been attributed to the success of Guardians, but that's likely simplistic thinking: with comic book movies doing the kind of business they have been since about 2005, it was inevitable that sooner or later most of the A-listers would start to become exhausted and we would get some lesser-known comics characters onscreen.

Guardians, though, is an interesting basis for comparison because it is generally considered to be an unqualified hit. With a budget nearly identical to that of Suicide Squad and a similarly huge promotional campaign backing it, the biggest difference is that Suicide Squad featured cameos by Batman and The Flash -- although Guardians not only showcasing Thanos but explaining for the non-comics audience what the Infinity Stones are might even up that handicap.

Currently, Suicide Squad is about $100 million away from equalling Guardians' take, and it's pacing ahead of Marvel's surprise sci-fi hit by about $50 million worldwide. Still, Suicide Squad's reviews stung, and it's earning its money at a much slower clip than Guardians was at the same point. It started out huge but has dropped precipitously week over week and after four weeks at the U.S. box office, it's already earning less per week than Guardians did. This makes it feel pretty unlikely to catch up to the $772 number - or the $333 Guardians made domestically (Suicide Squad is currently sitting at $274).

So some of this might come down to whether or not Warner Bros. was hoping for a Guardians-size success. Early on, it was hinted that they had much more modest hopes for Suicide Squad; since it was being produced relatively inexpensively compared to the recent Batman and Superman films. Of course, that was before a torrent of praise for the film's trailers, before Batman v Superman did less than they wanted - basically it was back when Warner Bros. had a whole different take on what Suicide Squad was.

So...was Suicide Squad a hit? If you ask critics, absolutely not: fewer of them liked it than liked Batman v Superman, and that's pretty dismal. If you ask fan, it's a reserved yes. The impression seems to be that the movie could be better, but that it does what it sets out to do and entertains its audience. And if you ask Warner Bros.? Well, that's up in the air at this point, but that $600 million mark - especially if it can cross $300 million domestic (which should be a matter of days now) - is a pretty big number that's nearly four times the movie's production budget. It seems like that's hard to sneeze at.

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Gentlemen's Guide To Wearing Suspenders

I remember growing up, there was this preacher who used to come around the house and what I really fancied about him wasn’t the ‘gospel’ he came to preach, it was the fact that he always had a different pair of suspenders every time he came around and I thought to myself, “I’d love to wear one of those someday”. It’s kind of hard to fathom, but believe it or not, the belt is a relatively recent invention. Prior to the First World War, the favored method of keeping one’s trousers up was with a pair of suspenders.

Nowadays, suspenders (or braces, as they’re called by our British brothers) are often viewed as an artifact from another era or emblematic of certain kinds of people or professions – they’re worn by bankers or iconically by punk rockers and hipsters.

However, as we’ve started to shift as a menswear culture towards an appreciation of quality and well-appointed details in Nigeria, suspenders can now be considered as just another element in the well-dressed modern gentleman’s clothing playbook.

Here are some guidelines on how to wear suspenders.

Never Wear Suspenders With A Belt

Don't be this guy.

This is a real ‘line in the sand’ issue for me. Suspenders are a method of keeping your pants up. A belt is another method for keeping your pants up. Don’t ever, or like my Mum would say ‘Don’t you ever’ wear suspenders with a belt or vice versa. It’s the same as wearing a tie bar with a waist coat or wearing sun glasses with a face cap. It’s either one or the other. Do not cross that line.

Proper Adjustment

Suspenders used to come in different lengths and sizes. Now virtually all suspenders have adjusters. When dialing in the right length, there’s a balance between too loose and too tight – the latter can lead to an uncomfortable tightening of the pants between the buttocks. I’m pretty sure no one wants that, and even if you do, no one wants to see that.

Mind The Waist Size

Suspenders are best on pants that have a little room around the waist. If your pants are too tight – or perfectly fitted to your waist – you don’t need suspenders. Unless, of course, you’re looking to add an unnecessary fashion accessory to your look and I dare say you could go unpunished.

Are Belt Loops Okay?

This is a topic that could rouse a lively debate: wearing suspenders on pants that also have belt loops.Conservativists will tell you that if you’re wearing suspenders on a pair of pants with belt loops that you’re not all-in. I can respect that.

However, it is nice to have options. Especially if you’re going to be spending your hard-earned money on bespoke/made-to-fit suits. Maybe you’d like to style the suit with a belt sometimes, but also reserve the right to wear suspenders when the mood strikes.

My opinion is this: there’s nothing wrong with wearing suspenders on pants with belt loops. Having said that, it does look cleaner, more sophisticated and more committed if you forego the belt loops for side tabs. I get all my pants now without belt loops. That’s just me, anyway.

Buttons Or Clips

These days, suspenders come in either button or clip ends and both are fine really but it’s preferable to go with the button clips. If not for anything, it’s safer than the clip end because once fastened, you do not have to worry about the clip pulling off your trouser while you’re in motion.

Subtle Accessory

A pair of suspenders is not an accessory that’s meant to be flaunted. Back in the day, they were considered a form of underwear – a not-quite unmentionable that wasn’t particularly meant to be seen. Some folks may disagree with me on this one but when you’re talking about classic elegance in men’s fashion, subtlety rules the day (and night).

Formal Wear

Finally, to end this post with another ‘line in the sand’ item for me. When it comes to formalwear, suspenders are de rigueur. A belt with formal attire is a non-starter.

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Apple Is Saying Goodbye To The Home Button In 2017

We are standing just a month away from the release of the next iPhone but somehow, it’s the 2017 iPhone the world keeps talking about. We already know a lot about the 2017 iPhone; from the return of the all glass back to the complete redesign and removal of the earphone jack. Just when we think we’ve seen all there is to the new generation of iPhones, Apple shows us another angle.

 According to Bloomberg, in 2017, iPhone is saying goodbye to the home button. In celebration of the device’s 10th year anniversary, using OLED display technology, the entire front will appear to be a single sheet of glass.

Nikkei Asian Review reported earlier this week that Apple is likely to introduce a third smartphone option next year with a curved display. In fact, the report states Samsung may even be the supplier for these curved OLED displays.

Apart from the removal of the headphone jack, the iPhone 7 is said to feature 2 rare cameras and a memory boost to 3GB of RAM. According to Verge, it will also contain a pressure-sensitive home button that relies on the same type of vibrating haptic feedback used in the Apple Watch and the trackpad of the new Apple MacBook.

 

Source: Verge

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Everything You Need To Know About Gynecomastia Or ‘Man Boobs’

Gynecomastia or ‘man boobs’ is a very common condition that occurs in growing boys and much older men. It is signified by a prominent increase in one or both breasts and could be caused by several reasons; some physiological and others pathological. Pathological causes involve an imbalance between the activities of androgens and oestrogens.

Epidemology

  • At least 50% of adolescent boys will experience gynecomastia.
  • It is a common condition thought to be present in a third of men in the course of their life.
  • It is a non-cancerous condition. Breast cancer is detected in only 1% of male breast enlargement.
  • Prevalence of asymptomatic gynaecomastia is reported as 60-90% of neonates, 50-60% of adolescents, and 70% in men aged 50-69.

What Are The Signs?

If the name ‘Man boobs’ is any indication, gynecomastia signs vary from sightings of extra tissues around the nipples or other parts of the breasts. These tissues can be tender or painful. Dimpling of the skin and retraction of the nipple are not typical findings. Milky discharge also isn’t a prominent feature except for individuals with prolactin secreting tumor.

Causes

Oestrogen stimulates breast tissue growth whilst androgens inhibit it. The moment there is an unhealthy imbalance in the ratio of oestrogen to androgens, gynecomastia is around the corner. The ratio can be altered by the action of testosterone or enhanced oestrogen or both and therefore, it may be caused by:

  • Conditions which cause raised oestrogen levels
  • Conditions which cause low testosterone levels
  • Conditions which cause androgen resistance
  • Conditions which cause an increased conversion of androgens to oestrogens.

Gynecomastia arises solely from hormonal imbalance but here are some factors could contribute to this development.

Obesity

When you are overweight, you can’t escape from breast fat but not all of them are due to obesity, so trying to lose weight might not help you. The reason is simple; being overweight can increase your oestrogen levels and cause breast tissues developing.

Puberty

During puberty, hormone levels in teenage boys usually vary. Many teenage boys have some degree of gynecomastia. This is due to the fluctuation in the testosterone level, if the testosterone level drops, oestrogen can cause breast tissues to grow but that usually clears up over time when the hormones become more stable.

Older Age

As boys become men and men become even older men, they produce less testosterone which causes hormonal imbalance and could lead to the development of breast fat. Another contributing factor is the fact that as men get older, they develop more fat because of a less active lifestyle and this can lead to more oestrogen been produced.

This isn’t worth mentioning but for completion, newborn baby boys also experience gynecomastia because oestrogen passes through the placenta from the mother to the baby. This usually clears up within a few weeks.

Other causes include:

  • Infection in the testicles
  • Side effect of medication like anti-ulcer drugs or drugs for heart diseases.
  • Cannabis or anabolic steroids
  • Too much alcohol
  • Kidney failure or liver disease

Treatment

  • Medication to resolve hormonal imbalance
  • For severe cases, surgery is needed to remove excess breast fat.

If you are worried about your breast growth, see your GP. Your GP will tell you everything you need to know (most of which can be found here) and further indigenous treatment options you can’t find on the internet.


 

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Did Tesla Motors just announce the world's fastest production car?

Tesla just unveiled a new battery option for its Model S and Model X line of automobiles, and it’s raising eyebrows all over the world.

Tesla now has a car that goes 0 to 60 mph (~100kph) in 2.5 seconds. Yes! Faster than it takes you to read the title of this post

Tesla automobiles have always been fast: from the Roadster to the model S. However, with the newly unveiled Model S P100D, Tesla now has a car that goes 0 to 60 mph (~100kph) in 2.5 seconds. Yes! Faster than it takes you to read the title of this post. Even better, it’s the third fastest accelerating production car ever produced.

Model S Advantage

It’s almost impossible to comprehend a four door sedan with ample luggage space and seats for up to 7 persons can perform so well. It’s performance capacity can be compared to the Porsche 918 Spyder, Laferrari, lamborghini and the likes.

Model X advantage

The world’s quickest SUV just got even faster!

The world’s quickest SUV just got even faster, accelerating from 0 to 60 mph (~100kmh) in 2.9 seconds, and travelling up to 289 miles on a single charge. This range gets significantly improved with the Tesla super charger network.

Upgrade Plans

Tesla are already getting recognized for gaining more features with time. If you purchased a Tesla last year, chances are your Tesla has much more features than it did when you purchased it. It maybe even increased in value --- okay maybe let’s not get ahead of ourselves here.

Existing P90D Ludicrous owners can upgrade to a 100 kWh pack for $20,000, as their used 90 kWh pack will have to be recycled, while Tesla customers who have placed a Ludicrous P90D order (see what I did there), but not taken delivery, can upgrade to the 100 kWh pack for $10,000.

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