Europe African Business Summit

The first Intercontinental biannual Europe Africa Business Summit (EABS) is now to take place from 28th to 30th April 2008 at the New Congress Centre (CCH) of the historical metropolitan City of Hamburg, the gate way to the world.

The EABS provides a platform in which business leaders especially from the private sector, policy makers and academics will share ideas and build consensus around developing creative and sustainable business partnership relationships with Africa.

The high light of the summit is to provide a platform for the creation of direct business to business transactions that will be met through one-on-one meetings, by matching Medium or Small Enterprises (SMEs) that are looking to actively engage in cross-continental trade and investment with companies and enable participants to efficiently and effectively identify partnering opportunities.

To enable you to get your invitation to be part of the event either as delegate, speaker, sponsor or exhibitor, please click here for details:

Please send us a feedback if you are interested and we shall regularly keep you posted on the event updates. Also please divert this mail to persons who this event may be of relevancy.

I warmly welcome you to join us in Hamburg and hope to drew from your experience.

Your sincerely

Natasha A. Kelly
Exhibition Organiser

Bohmter Strasse 40
49074 Osnabrueck

Fon: +49-541-97126-30
Fax: +49-541-97126-66

Marina and her support of Black Women with cancer in the UK

Everyday in the UK, African Caribbean women are diagnosed with breast cancer. This means that within the next quarter of an hour, another sister will be told they have the illness. Betterdays Cancer Care is an African Caribbean Breast Cancer Support Organisation that works to establish and sustain an effective self help Group. By providing, accurate, easy to understand information, as well as practical and emotional support. Betterdays Cancer Care has been working for 7 years to make a difference in the lives of African Caribbean women affected by breast Cancer.

Research has shown that certain groups of women may be at increased risk for breast cancer, or may have important experiences and needs that should be taken into consideration during screening, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship of breast cancer. While there is some information regarding Asian women, there is none relating to black Women? Women of colour can experience significant barriers to care for a variety of reasons. According to official statistics around 1 in 9 women in the UK contracts breast Cancer, a situation which many want to see change.

Learn more at Better Days.

Ciara Arnette

Ciara Arnette is a Jazz Vocalist, Actress, Writer and Lyricist. She began singing after working for the Homeless in Los Angeles.

In 2001,she co-starred in her first film as Reva in Cannes (Cam??ra d’or au Festival de Cannes 1979) and Sundance Film Festival winning Director Rob Nilsson’s “Scheme-C6”

Ciara has toured internationally with Jazz legends Benny Golson, Kirk Lightsey, Pharoah Sanders, John Hicks, John Handy, Joe Magdalena, Enrico Pieranunzi and World Music singer Cesaria Evora. She is also a member of the electronic group “Stereoscopes” formed in 2007.

Find out how to book Ciara for a performance.

Adrienne West

A native New Yorker, Adrienne West began classical voice and piano study at age nine. She later began to combine some of the jazz she loved listening to at home with her classical studies. Now an internationally respected vocalist and actress, she performs in concerts, jazz festivals and clubs, as well as on TV and radio extensively throughout Europe and Africa in various formations from duo to big band. In addition to her performing, she also directs Masterclasses and Workshops for vocalists.

She continues to perform alongside some of the world???s most prominent musicians including: Johnny Griffin, Buddy Tate, Jerome Richardson, Marshall Royal, Scott Hamilton, George Robert, Al Cohn, Arnett Cobb, Harold Ashby, Bill Saxton, Teddy Edwards, Clark Terry, Joe Newman, Benny Bailey, Slide Hampton, Harry ???Sweets??? Edison, Wild Bill Davis, Kenny Burrell and Billy Cobham.

She has also performed and recorded with the WDR Radio Big Band ??? Koln, Germany; the Hessischer Rundfunk Big Band ??? Frankfurt, Germany; the NDR Radio Big Band ??? Hamburg, Germany and other big bands in Europe.

She appeared on Broadway in the Tony Award winning, ???Ain???t Misbehavin?????? and subsequently toured Europe for five years.

Adrienne makes her home in Amsterdam together with her husband, David Cameron, Choreographer/Director. Together they have written and produced ???ROYAL COURT??? ??? A THEATRICAL JAZZ TRIBUTE TO ???DUKE??? ELLINGTON and NAT ???KING??? COLE which was in production and on tour for the 2003/04 Netherlands theatre season. Another very special project conceived and performed by Adrienne and David is entitled, ???EVOLUTION??? which is an historical spiritual journey (from slavery to present day) through rhythms, spirituals, gospels (old and new), jazz, rap, the voice and dance.

In addition to performing, Adrienne conducts Masterclass Workshops ???MAKING THE CONNECTION???: Vocal Jazz (technique & performance); The Jazz Vocalist in Musical Theatre and The Classical Voice in Musical Theatre. She has conducted these workshops at the Swiss Jazz School in Bern, Switzerland, at the Universitat Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, The University of Capetown (UTC) in South Africa (as a special guest teacher at the 2004 South African Jazz Educators Conference) and at the Enschede Conservatory in Holland where she teaches both Jazz Vocals and Musical Theatre (Source).

Concede Hillary and Unify the Democratic Party

Dear Hillary Clinton,

We’re sick of the “kitchen sink” strategy that degrades Obama and you. Obama has won more primaries and caucuses and has more delegates than you. Your wanting to win at any cost is terrifying when the goal is to get the Republicans out of the White House. Your tactics are alienating Obama supporters, undecided Independent voters and is extremely divisive.

Dear Reader,

1. If you’re sick of the Clinton tactics and ugly remarks by her surrogates sign the petition to get Hillary to concede.

2. Write or email the Democratic Party and tell them you want Clinton to give up:

Mailing Address:
Democratic National Committee
430 S. Capitol St. SE
Washington, DC 20003

Main Phone Number:
+1 202-863-8000

3. Contact the Hillary camp via this link.

Taking care of business in France Part 3– Christelle Lathaire – Stylvania Creations

Stylanvia Creations by Christelle Lothaire

Born in 1981, of west Indian origin, I always lived in France in the Paris region. Since childhood, I had decided that later I would create my own clothes.

As soon as I had possibility of it, I went to school of mode the Thistle Chardon Savard in Paris where I taught it and developed the job of fashion designer. At the exit of this school, I made my personal experience by participating in festivals of mode, fashion parades – competition as FIMA in Niger.

When I saw my own procession creations, hit by models and especially heard the positive comments on my creations. I decided to create my brand of clothes for woman Stylanvia.

My brand is born in 2007, creations are marked by the urban world, good on the African / West Indies world where from I have my origins and the elements which composes the yesterday, today’s world and tomorrow.

My first collection includes all pieces of a wardrobe. It is a summer collection. Inspired by West Indies, mix of Madras, English embroidering with the satin and the muslin. Backs are emphasized by cuts. Flowers hibiscus, balisier are painted in the hand.

Find more about Stylanvia.