VE GAS I NTE R A C T I V E M AGAZ I NE
VOLUME I • JUNE 2009
VIM and VIGOR
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28 Diva in the Desert 30 Millennium University
Darcus’ sexy voice seduces listen- With E-learning through the
17 Bermuda ers into her world; she was born Internet there is no limit to
600 nautical miles oﬀ the coast with a gift, with a tremendous learning; one can receive a
is one of the most peaceful talent. Darcus is a true Diva, a universal education with an
islands on earth. celebrated singer. excellent knowledge base
without leaving home.
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magazine designers and photographers to tell
stories in a vibrant and visual way. We have de-
veloped VIM as an interactive magazine with
Welcome to VIM the freshest news you can use and that suits
you best. The result, we hope, will surprise, de-
Editor’s Letter light, inform—and intrigue you, the reader.
In this premier issue, we will highlight the
usiness is about Power, Networking beauty, education and entertainment. importance of networking and how to net-
and Passion… Exposure is a large Business has always captivated work. Get your business in a
part of the success of your business, me and networking is my special- business by using smart mar-
so expose your business to everyone. ity. I have much curiosity about a keting tools, we will tell you
Welcome to the ﬁrst issue of VIM (Vegas myriad of subjects and a passion how. Health … be aware and
Interactive Magazine), a monthly for writing and talking. educated about certain stig-
interactive magazine that will talk to you We live and work in a new era mas and be prepared for fam-
straight forward about business, organizations of technology. Most people read ily emergencies by utilizing
and communities as a whole. Your business their news on the internet via pre-paid emergency travel
can help shape the world, but ﬁrst you must let computer or cellular phone … so assurance.
the world know about your business. Through we bring you VIM (Vegas Interac- On a lighter note, in The
VIM we will strive to let you know who the tive Magazine). Today’s 24/7 news Literary Corner, enjoy poetry
players are and how you can ﬁt in. You do not cycle bombards us with information but gives ﬁlled with emotion and preview a new book
have to wear a suit or sit behind a desk to love us less time to process it, we are an immedi- about a media icon. Future issues will include
the intrigue or be fascinated by people in our ate gratiﬁcation society . That is where VIM more poetry, short stories and book reviews.
communities and how we can all help each will come in. We have assembled an awesome In this issue you will also get the opportunity
other through our business connections. We pool of writers to bring you richly prepared to meet Darcus, the Diva in the Desert and en-
will try to show the business angle in every and reported narratives, fun stories and ‘tips’. joy the singing Pastor and Deacons from San
story, from politics to art, technology, health, We have joined them with the best internet Diego, The Men of Assurance.
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Wow! I am getting excited to read the ﬁnal version
of our ﬁrst issue just by writing to invite you to read fur-
ther… let’s travel… from your private balcony at the
Beachside Inn in Santa Barbara to the beautiful desti-
nation of Bermuda brought to you by an accomplished
travel agent based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Education…
one does not have to leave home to pursue higher edu-
cation or speciﬁc training; through E-Learning one can
take classes from a Professor on the other side of the
world … Universal Education from The Millennium Uni-
versity, a huge challenge coming to fruition.
Putting it all in perspective, VIM (Vegas Interactive
Magazine), is full of VIM and Vigor; with the ability to
change and shape the lives of millions of people and
function as a lightening rod for everyone launching,
supporting and sutaining a business. You will ﬁnd
breaking news, thoughtful analysis—and humor too,
because business does not have to be boring.
Enjoy, and let us know what you’re thinking, write
an article, purchase ad space—you can email me at
As this issue is going to “press”… oops, as you are
reading this issue… we are already working on the next
one, so email your ideas and stories to us now!
Lillian M cM orris
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above is the ﬁnal product in this CD record-
ing, ”Men of Assurance”. Prayerfully many will be
blessed, as these songs will take you on a wonder-
Musical Journey ful musical journey while giving hope, strength,
peace, and joy to all who will allow the Holy Spirit
The Men of Assurance Gospel from the Heart to minister to them through the Men of Assur-
ance. Pearl Records is proud and excited to pres-
he Men of Assurance Gospel group tive Producer, and Micah Whitley taking on the ent to you The Men of Assurance with their New
members consist of Pastor Rickey T. job of Producer for the project. The smooth anointed CD entitled Men of Assurance.
Laster, Deacon Robert Turner, Deacon vocal harmonies of the group and the proj- For distribution and booking information visit
Preston Kilbourne, Deacon Gregory Castill, and ect has been led by the Holy Spirit, a gift from www.menofassurance.com.
Brother Claude Bell. Singing at their church home,
New Assurance Baptist Church in San Diego, Cali-
fornia they are able to work on their musical skills
and minister to their church family through song.
On any given Sunday you can hear these men
singing praises to God. Soon they began receiv-
ing invitations to open concerts for gospel greats
like John P. Kee, Willie Neal, Shirley Caesar, Neal
Roberson and many renowned recording artists
in the gospel industry.
After many years of sharing God’s message
through song locally, now is the time for their
ministry to be shared with the world. A collabo-
rating partnership has been formed, with Pastor
Rickey T. Laster serving as the projects Execu-
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(ie. outreach and medical providers), have all been
made a part of standard curriculum among pub-
lic and private sectors. Seven years ago, many of
One Grassroots Perspective us in the “biz” can recall times when this was not
readily acceptable dialogue and so “bravo” to the
The State of “End of Life Care” in Southern Nevada national agencies that have produced necessary
changes and published standards (ie. National
by: Elisabet “Lizzie” Romero (Las Vegas) complementary and alternative medicine (i.e. mu- Institute of Medicine, National Minority Health Or-
s we close Spring Semester 2009, let’s sic therapy) is also evolving rapidly as are other tra- ganization, The Joint Commission, National Cen-
take a brief account of information ditional services: long term care agencies, home ter for Cultural Competence, etc ). Out of these
gained and earned from esteemed col- health, counseling, nursing home care, and others have come the “6 Dimensions of Care” and various
leagues and events for the state of End of Life Care too numerous for this brief article. As regards pre- training frameworks such as “L-E-A-R-N”. On a lo-
(EOLC) in Southern Nevada. planning for our medical needs, Nevada can boast cal level, many have championed these topics and
As regards the increase in EOLC services, we of its newly launched www.livingwilllockbox.com brought leaders together to help families beneﬁt
have been witness to a rise in hospice agencies as well as www.nvlivingwill.com for free advance from this education. This phenomenon alone has
and palliative care units in hospitals. Consumers directives or living wills for healthcare. As com- already helped to bridge the communication gaps
will now have greater medical options as well as munity coalitions are concerned, NMELC (Nevada between our professionals and the ever-growing
greater resources at their disposal. The inherent Multicultural End-of-Life CARE Coalition, www.nv- multicultural populations. Our next generation
beauty of this EOLC health industry has served multiculturalcoalition.org has focused on bringing of care providers will more certainly incorporate
as a medical model that addresses not only the together respected multicultural community lead- these seeds into its everyday practice.
patient’s physical symptoms but also the emo- ers to help sort out the respective issues in health And yet for the present, we have entered
tional and spiritual issues which aﬀects a patient’s care needs, access, education, and the overall a time of tremendous change where indirect pa-
overall well-being. In this generation, we are also “healthcare disparities” which they feel continue tient resources, once hailed as necessary, are now
witnessing a lessening of the gap between West- to plague our communities. viewed as luxuries. So for now, let us thank and
ern and Eastern Medicine and greater acceptance As regards training in EOLC, Cultural Sensitiv- recall the gifts provided by our diminishing sec-
of other time-honored medical practices. In fact, ity and Competency for Health Care Professions tors of grassroots eﬀorts (ie. patient and health
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care outreach advocates). Much has been laid
down in EOLC for our Nevada families: accessible
resources in the form of workshops, articles, vid-
eos, technological databases, and media formats
as “YouTube”. We hope that new formats for com-
munity dialogue, sans funding resources, will be
generated in the years to come.
We realize that discussion on EOLC is still in-
credibly diﬃcult and in fact, inappropriate for
certain multicultural communities, be they for
religious, cultural, or spiritual traditions. As we
become more culturally competent, we learn to
grow and seek the riches in each other’s ways of
thinking, traditions, and human values; we will
continuously evolve through all of life cycles, and
in particular that of End of Life Care.
Elisabet “Lizzie” Romero is “Co-founder of NMELC, Ad-
ministrative Faculty/Multicultural Education Coordina-
tor of the Nevada Center for Ethics and Health Policy-
Division of Health Sciences for University of Nevada
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sociation. If you like R&B music, Darcus will knock
your socks oﬀ!
On the tip, the Gordon Biersch Brewery Sun-
Spotlight on Entertainment day Brunch on Flamingo and Paradise spotlights
Las Vegas’ best Jazz musicians and singers,
In the Vegas Valley every Sunday from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
On the ﬁrst Sunday you can catch Paris Red,
as Vegas is known der, Kool and the Gang, voted Best Jazz Vocalist by the Las Vegas
as the Entertain- and Jeﬀrey Osborne BMA backed by a line-up
ment Capital of just to name a of quality musicians like
the World and tourists few. This abun- Vince Preister on Sax.
ﬂock here for the glitz and dance of talent Lake Las Vegas
glamour of the Las Vegas prompted me to has kicked oﬀ its
Strip. But while the strip start the weekly email Jazz by the Lake
By Loretta oﬀers headliners and ma- newsletter “Jazz & R&B This series and features
jor productions shows, the entertainment contin- Week”, which spotlights the local various local jazz acts.
ues on another level in the neighborhood casinos talent and the many venues across the Great setting for jazz, bring your blanket, low back
and bars. I moved to Las Vegas in 1995 and being city. Currently, you must be a subscriber to receive chair, picnic basket and enjoy jazz under the stars!
an avid music lover, found myself overwhelmed the weekly newsletter and daily e-blasts, but com-
with the level of talent both musically and vocally ing soon….. “Jazz & R&B This Week the Website!”
that was available free of charge! On any given My picks for June are Darcus, appearing every Loretta is a contributing writer for Vegas Interac-
tive Magazine and Producer / Distributor of Jazz
night you can enjoy Jazz, R&B and even Blues while Friday and Saturday at Bugsy’s Supper Club, 6145
and R&B This Week. For more entertainment loca-
having drinks, dinner or gaming in a warm friend- S. Sahara Ave., from 9:00 p.m.- 1:00 a.m. Darcus tions or to subscribe to Jazz and R&B This Week,
ly environment. This local talent, however, is not has been performing in Las Vegas for over 30 years send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
home grown. These musicians and singers have and was recently awarded the “Las Vegas Lady of
played with the likes of Gladys Knight, Stevie Won- Soul Award” by the local American Black Music As-
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The “Golden Temple” is one of Kyoto’s best-known attractions.
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enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast and
grab some maps from our 24hr front desk staﬀ.
The Beachside Inn Hotel is ideally located on
Where Santa Barbara Meets the Sea Cabrillo Blvd. across from the Harbor Yacht Mari-
na. When you stay here at the Beachside Inn you
Best Western Beachside Inn Hotel can take a short stroll to the beach, look out over
the ocean and enjoy the sunset over the Channel
perfect postcard views and exquisite locale, Santa Islands. We are truly a great value on the beach.
Barbara is the epitome of relaxation with its excel- There is so much to see and do in Santa Barbara.
lent year-round weather. A low ridge of hills sur- Not only does the Beachside Inn oﬀer excellent
rounds this gorgeous city punctuated with palm scenery and accommodations, we are convenient-
trees, sandy beaches and a sheltered, warm sea, ly located a short distance away from an abundant
making Santa Barbara one of the most popular amount of shops, eateries, and activities. Santa
and sought-after vacation spots in California. Barbara’s trolley stops across the street from the
The Beachside Inn accentuates this breath- hotel to take you to a number of sights that are
taking scenery by oﬀering beautifully appointed historically and culturally signiﬁcant making Santa
By Luz Estrada guest rooms with Harbor or Park side views. Check- Barbara the perfect place for both families and in-
Chick here to see the – Virtual Tour in, relax, and unwind on your private balcony, a dividuals of all ages.
n 1542 when Juan Cabrillo ﬁrst laid eyes on private patio or on our open sun deck. From a few
what he thought was a very large island; of our balconies scenes of Santa Barbara’s bustling
this later came to be what we now know as Wharf and the beach beyond will delight you. We Your staﬀ is great!
Santa Barbara. This city was shaped by its Spanish also oﬀer poolside rooms that overlook our lovely What a great location. Our room
past and reﬂects that in its architecture making it courtyard and outdoor heated swimming pool. All is always pristine clean with a
very easy on the eyes. Known as the centerpiece rooms feature refrigerators, microwaves, in-room wonderful water view. EVERYONE on
of California’s Riviera, Santa Barbara beckons visi- coﬀee, HBO®, and free high-speed Internet. Before your staﬀ is so customer focused.
tors from all corners of the globe. With its picture you head out on your exploration of Santa Barbara, By a Yahoo! Contributor, 06/21/08
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Spend a few days to explore all that our beauti- v ”Beating The Odds in
ful beachside town has to oﬀer. The Beachside Inn
is situated in the heart of Santa Barbara Harbor. Las VEGAS...and in Life.”
From the harbor you can rent kayaks, sailboats, go An Autobiograpy by Roosevelt Toston
on a whale-watching cruise, ﬁsh on a ﬁshing char-
ter, or take a boat excursion to the nearby Chan-
nel Islands Nature Preserve. The Beachside Inn is “Beating the Odds in Las Vegas, and in Life.” This book chron-
also just a few blocks from State Street, which is icles the life of an early 70’s Las Vegas icon that came into our
adorned with shops, restaurants, bars, clubs and homes each evening reporting the top news stories of the day.
weekend entertainment, oﬀering tourists a lively He was the ﬁrst full-time television news reporter, and the ﬁrst
local experience. Whether you’re looking for a African-American TV news Anchorman in Nevada. From his
beautiful view of the Santa Barbara Harbor, a re- humble beginnings in North East Louisiana, the segregated
laxing weekend at the beach, an unforgettable school system he endured there, his shocking arrival in Las
sailing experience, or a peaceful California Riviera Vegas, and the many obstacles he faced on the way to mak-
getaway, we hope that you ﬁnd the Best Western ing media history in our state is detailed in the ﬁrst half of his
Beachside Inn your choice in Santa Barbara. autobiography. You will meet Toston, a humble and kind per-
son with a ferocious zeal for the good things in life and the te-
nacious resilient spirit to try some things thought impossible.
The second part of the book gives a no-holds-barred account
of his 28-year career at the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors
Authority. Does what happens inside the halls of the LVCVA
remain there? We shall see. The book will be available for pur-
chase by the end of June 2009. Visit Toston’s website www.
Book your online reservation with Beachside thetostongroup.com to order this exciting publication.
Inn or call 1-800-971-6912 and speak to a reserva-
tion specialist today.
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• Play a round of golf on world-class golf courses
• Swim with the dolphins
600 Nautical Miles oﬀ the Coast... Visit the beautiful island of Bermuda with Cason
Travel & Tours, April 10 – 15, 2010 on the Green Jazz
Visiting the island of Bermuda Cruise, hosted by Marion Meadows and Friends;
Produced by Brotha Love Productions. The cruise
By: Christy Cason, ACC Highlights of Bermuda: ship will dock overnight in Bermuda aﬀording two
Owner Cason Travel & Tours • Shop for bargains days to explore this beautiful island paradise. For
• Sample local cuisine in King’s Warf more information visit www.greenjazzcruise.com
Nearly 600 nautical miles oﬀ the coast of North • Kayak through the Paradise Lakes or www.casontravelandtours.com or call 702-642-
Carolina, the island of Bermuda is known for its • Fish for blue marlin on a deep sea adventure 2628 or 800-899-7690 and ask for Christy.
pastel painted homes, brilliantly colored gardens
and cricket matches. The country is actually made
up of 181 small islands, the largest of which are
connected by bridges and causeways. Relax sur-
rounded by beautiful pink-sand beaches and spar-
kling turquoise waters on one of the most relaxing
and peaceful islands on earth.
Winters and summers are more clearly deﬁned
in Bermuda than in the Caribbean. The highs in the
summer hover around 70s – 80s, its hottest July
King’s Warf Bermuda is a warm and wonderful
seaside spot that has it all; fabulous island fare, a
museum, specialty shops and a snorkel park.
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Events in the Las Vegas Las Vegas Farmers Market stitute’s auditorium located at One Breakthrough
Community Buy fresh regionally grown food at the Las Vegas Way, from 12noon-1 p.m. Lunch is provided. RSVP
June - 2009 Farmers Market located in downtown Las Vegas. to Lisa Emrich at 702-821-0071 or via email at
By Debbie Hall of Collaborative Media This is part of the Downtown Fremont East Enter- email@example.com. Space is limited.
tainment District, sponsored in part by the El Cor- Business 2 Business Mixer
Disney’s Lion King tez Hotel and Casino. The weekly farmers market Networking is vital to both personal growth and
One of the biggest shows to come to Las Vegas is will feature more than 20 vendors bringing fruits, business endeavors. Be certain to plan on attend-
Disney’s Lion King, the ﬁrst Disney production in vegetables, breads, pastries, pasta, salad mix and ing the Business 2 Business Mixer, hosted by The
Las Vegas. Kissy Simmons will reprise her role as more for purchase. Best Restaurant Guide of Las Vegas.
Nala, jumping from six years on Broadway to the The market will be held every Friday from 4 to 8 These events are great opportunities to bring
stage at Mandalay Bay. Born outside of Floral City p.m. between Las Vegas Blvd. and Sixth Street. For your business cards for networking, food,
Florida, Simmons received her musical training in more details on the Las Vegas Farmers Market, visit and drinks. Events are held monthly and are
church. www.lasvegasfarmersmarket.com. The El Cortez hosted by a new restaurant. Check out www.
Although she has traveled throughout the coun- Hotel and Casino, constructed in 1941, has recently TheBestRestaurantGuide.com and click on
try, she never performed in Las Vegas but she is been remodeled, and is located at 600 East Fre- “Restaurant Parties & Mixers” for the next event, or
excited. “When you think of Las Vegas, you think mont Street. call 702-792-2389.
of glamour, the big luxurious hotels and the strip Nevada Cancer Institute Cancer Conversations EWomen Network
and people really dressing up. People dress up in The Nevada Cancer Institute Cancer Conversations EWomen Network will be holding their Accelerat-
New York but it is just diﬀerent here and I feel more is oﬀering an ongoing free series of educational ed Networking Event on Wednesday, June 10 from
glamorous,” she said. “I think it is going to be really lectures open to the public about cancer, preven- 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm at Emerald at Queensridge,
great here because it (the show) is something that tion, detection and survivorship issues. 891 S. Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89145.
everyone can take something from, it is not just a On Wednesday, June 24, Dr. Karen Milligan will EWomen Networks connects women through the
kid’s show. … Just come and expect to be blown present “Survivorship: Making It Through the Can- Internet with their own pages, coaching, confer-
away.” For more information, visit www.mandalay- cer Journey.” ences and a radio show. For more information, visit
bay.com/entertainment. All lectures will be held at in Nevada Cancer In- www.ewomennetwork.com
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eyelid and the brow bone. To accomplish this one
will need to use eyeliner to line both the upper and
lower eyelids. Remember to keep the line as close
”Beauty Bytes” as you can to your eyelashes. The next step would
be to use a light shade of eye shadow from your
Eye Make up Techniques lashes to your brow. Then use a medium shade
on your eyelid, and a darker shade of shadow on
By Esperanza of your eyes does this. Put eyeliner on the outer the outer third of your eyelid. Finish your look of
ye Make up Techniques half of both your top and bottom eyelids, and then perfection by applying mascara to both the upper
… what is your Eye apply a light colored eye shadow from the eyelash and lower lids.
Type and Style? Your line to the eyebrow. With the darker shade of eye Deep-set eyes normally have a very promi-
EYES frame your face... shadow, apply this from the outer third of the eye- nent eyebrow bone; this can cause your eyelids
If you have round eyes, your lid to just beyond the edge of each eye. Put mas- to appear hidden. The trick here is to make your
challenge will be to make them cara on top and bottom.
appear slightly elongated. In or- The make up technique for wide set eyes is to
der to achieve this you will need prepare the illusion of them being closer. In order
to apply eyeliner to both the top to accomplish this you will to apply eyeliner to
and bottom eyelids, remember to extend the liner both the top and bottom eyelids and apply light
just beyond the outer corners of each eye. Apply- eye shadow over the entire eyelid. Utilize a darker
ing eye shadow can be tricky, focus the light color shade of eye shadow in the inner corner of the
on the outer section of the eyebrow bone making eyelid and blend, blend, blend. Finish by utilizing
sure that it is brushed outwards. When applying mascara more prominently on the inner corner of
mascara, concentrate more on the upper lashes each eye.
and especially the outer corners of each eye. Almond shaped eyes, have very little natural
If your eyes are close set it is necessary to create creasing in the eyelid. The eye make up style for
an illusion of width, emphasizing the outer edges this is to create a contrast in color between the
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eyes appear more open. This illusion is created by
special eye makeup techniques, use eyeliner on
both the top and bottom eyelids remembering to
smudge the eyeliner to soften the line. Then apply
a light shade of eye shadow from the eyelash to
the eyebrow line, darken it slightly above the eye-
lid crease. To soften the appearance blend your
eye shadow at the edges. This will help to bring
the appearance of the eyelid forward. Top each
eye oﬀ with a couple of coats of mascara.
Remember the correct eye make up depend-
ing on the circumstances (day or night/soft or in-
tense) can help to add to the beauty of your eyes
Esperanza is a contributing writer for Vegas Interactive
Magazine and a Celebrity Make-up Artist. She can be
reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Be sure you consider your strengths and weak- take a serious look. Timing is important. you may get to ﬁre your boss!
nesses though. Be objective; be open. Get ready; Stay focused – look for simple concepts Seek “Get control of your thoughts and your emo-
the only constant is change. Be ﬂexible. If you out business models you can learn to understand. tions and you will become a deliberate creator of
know who you are and where you want to go, A person recently displaced by a corporate con- your life; that’s when miracles begin.” -Jack Can-
people will follow you. Don’t go it alone, help is glomerate must be able to understand the busi- ﬁeld, Author-Chicken Soup for the Soul.
everywhere. Remember: ‘it takes teamwork to ness. It doesn’t matter if the products and services
make the dream work.’ are great if you (even with training) can’t explain
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‘…If you know who you are and where you it yourself.
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nonverbally by their DISC (4 temperament
“People often believe that many of the
Solving Peoples Problems... problems they encounter, particularly in the
workplace, seem to be technical but in actuality,
New Training most of the conﬂicts we struggle with are due to
relational problems. Many people want to avoid
By Kimber Bosley opportunity to choose and complete enlightening these problems with their coworker, employer,
Author and Human Behavior Consultant proﬁles speciﬁcally designed to meet their needs or child, but they do not know how. It’s all about
here seems to be no escape from the is the missing link in results-oriented training. reading people, knowing their personality type,
diﬃculties people encounter on a daily Kimber Bosley, author and Human Behavior and our own.”
basis. Employees experience it. Married Consultant is owner One of the
couples constantly struggle with it. Parents ﬁnd it of KEB Training. She most common
impossible to avoid. We face it even when we look graduated from and frequently
at ourselves. People are experiencing some mild the University of used proﬁles is the
or major conﬂicts with other people, whether they Nevada Las Vegas Uniquely You DISC
are loved-ones, coworkers, or peers. with a Bachelor’s Personality Proﬁle
KEB training is a new and unique human degree in Sociology with nearly one
behavior company, which oﬀers various training and received million published.
assessments to help individuals and groups her Master’s KEB Training does
improve their people skills. Nearly everyone needs degree in Human Services from the Liberty not refer to their proﬁles as tests, but assessments.
to solve their relational problems, develop eﬀective University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Her new book, Each assessment varies in the length of time it takes
communication skills, enhance good leadership co-authored with Dr. Mels Carbonell, is titled to complete, but can typically be completed in less
skills, and discover their special gifts. Understanding “Communicating Silence: What Our Wordless than 45 minutes.
Human Behavior Science is so important. KEB Messages Reveal.” This fascinating new book After completing an assessment, the individual
Training doesn’t just stop there. Giving clients the discusses the importance of reading people will then receive a comprehensive paper report
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showing their results. Those insights are for the KEB Training provides private consultation, Whether one opts for the cutting-edge online
clients use only. Individuals have the option of workshops, and seminars for maximum beneﬁts tools, private coaching, informative workshops, or
receiving additional feedback from the consultant and eﬀective results for customers. Workshops enlightening assessments, KEB Training strives to
for a fee. can be designed for a few hours or several days. help solve the people puzzle.
Kim states, “Customers who have taken the
proﬁles are amazed at how accurate their report
was. They not only discovered their own personality
type, but they were able to see how they process
information, which is crucial when communicating
with others. In addition, they learned what their
special gifts and motivations were. They really
enjoyed their self-assessment about self!”
KEB Training provides beneﬁcial services not
only to individuals, but employers, businesses,
corporations, and churches. Managers and
supervisors can ask applicants to complete an
employee’s proﬁle. Taking this proﬁle will better
assist employers with interviewing applicants
eﬀectively because they will have identiﬁed his
or her DISC Personality type. Professionals can
take advantage of a simple and short assessment,
revealing their primary DISC temperament
and helping them to become more eﬀective
businesspeople. KEB Training also oﬀers church or
organization leaders a variety of proﬁles to help
them to become better leaders.
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Musical hit “DreamStreet”.
When asked what has been the key to her
longevity and success; this talented artist ad-
Diva in the Desert... mits, “I was born with a gift and born with the
talent.” Her talent serves her well when she sings
Darcus “If I Were Your Woman” made famous by Gladys
Knight; her sultry, sexy voice seduces her listen-
By Amie Jo early musical instincts were strongly encour- ers into her world and they feel the subtle energy
hen you want to hear some re- aged by her family, in- that she exudes. Her
ally great vocals and you want to cluding piano lessons at craft is so well honed
watch one of the most soulful en- the tender age of 3, fol- that she’s able to trans-
tertainers in Las Vegas; head over to Bugsy’s Sup- lowed by violin, clarinet port her audience to
per Club on the corner of Sahara and Jones. There and drum instruction. unknown places with
you’ll ﬁnd Darcus, the Diva of the Desert. She’s She launched her career warm, heartfelt bal-
beautiful; she’s talented and currently perform- by singing background lads and at a moment’s
ing on Fridays and Saturdays from 9 pm – 1 am. for many artists includ- notice, have them
In recent years, the true meaning of the word ing Smokey Robinson, bobbing their heads to
“Diva” has been lost; it has become known for the Johnny Mathis, Gladys electrifying hip-shak-
most part as a talented, yet diﬃcult woman. With Knight and Frank Sinatra, ing rhythms like Aretha
the aid of the dictionary, I’ll set the record straight: among others. Franklin’s hit, “Chain,
“A true Diva is: a celebrated female singer.” The She’s been an open- Chain, Chain”.
Italian term is: “A woman of rare, outstanding tal- ing act for such celebrity Darcus has per-
ent in the world of Opera and by extension popu- acts as: David Brenner, Whoopie Goldberg, Don formed in Las Vegas for a very long time; smiling-
lar music.” Rickles, Dennis Miller, and a host of others. In ad- ly, she reminisces, “I have worked for Vegas and
Darcus is a Diva in so many ways; she was born dition, she’s a member of SAG and has been for Vegas has worked for me!” For more information,
in Kansas City, MO and raised in Los Angeles. Her many years. She was also the lead vocalist in the check out her website at: www.darcus.net.
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This conference is going to bring people to-
gether who are actively engaged in education and
in the implementation of learning technologies in
The Millennium University Schools, Universities and corporate training as well
as in education in the public sector. Participants
Education in the conference are high-level decision makers
such as Ministers of Education Representatives
By Nina Corynne Dongkeng use the company networks to deliver training from Governments Agencies, Non-Governmen-
www.x2-usa.com courses to employees and to a speciﬁc mode to tal Organizations, development agencies and In-
verybody knows that education is pres- attend a course – program of study where the stu- ternational organization senior executives from
ently one of the best ways to achieve dents rarely, if ever, attend face-to-face on-cam- a myriad of businesses, as well as practitioners
beautiful things in life. But for some pus access to educational facilities because they from all ﬁelds of education. Although attendees
countries, it is still a luxury instead of being avail- study on–line. This concept has already been come from around the world, the strong African
able for all social casts. adopted by most American, European, and Asian involvements (80% of the delegates will come
Since Internet creation, which is a Global Net- countries but few African countries utilize the E- from Africa) make this conference a truly pan-Afri-
work of interconnected computers enabling one Learning system. can event. The high attendance indicates that Af-
to share information along multiple channels, In order to globalize this concept in Africa, the ricans are now strongly aware of the importance
many other concepts have also been created. 4th International Conference on ICT for Develop- of E-learning in their society and they are ready to
Electronic learning (E-Learning) is a type of ment Education and Training was be held at Da- learn and utilize the Internet
technology supported education /learning (TSL), kar (Senegal) from the 27th to the 29th of May and E-learning. It would
where the medium of instruction is through com- 2009. This annual event for developing E-learning be a pity to limit the vi-
puter technology. This is naturally suited to dis- capacity in Africa will feature nearly 300 speakers sion to the African Con-
tance learning and ﬂexible learning but can also from approximately 50 countries, 4 plenary ses- tinent because there are
be used in conjunction with face-to-face learning sions, 10 parallel conference strands with 60 ses- so many other
(blended learning). sions, 20 practice demonstrations, 19 pre-confer- continents,
E-learning can both refer to the strategies that ence events and many other features. countries,
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and cultures, which can and should participate Selected universities must have a good reputation, employers and employees. Unemployed people
and contribute to the worldwide concept of the many faculties in order to attract a large number looking for a diploma or special training can utilize
Millennium University. According to the United of students, and interesting subjects that African the E-Learning system as well.
Nations Millennium Development Goals 2015, uni- students cannot ﬁnd in their countrie i.e., Interior The main goal of this project is to establish a
versal education is one of the biggest actual chal- Design. This is a learning experience for students World Wide Learning Management System (LMS);
lenges we are facing. that want to acquire an excellent knowledge base which is software for delivering, tracking and man-
Many Africans travel in order to study abroad but cannot aﬀord the travel and accommodations aging training. LMSs range from systems for man-
in European, Asian and American Universities. But aging training records to software for distributing
studying abroad deﬁnitely cost a lot of money courses over the Internet and oﬀering features for
because of housing and living expenses… and online collaboration. The virtual learning environ-
sometimes it is hard for African students to inte- ment used by universities and colleges allows in-
grate into the selected community. In addition, it structors to manage their courses and exchange
is known that massive and disorganized immigra- information with students for courses that in most
tion is considered a terrible plague for world sta- cases will last several weeks and will meet several
bility. So, without intending to entirely eradicate times during the weeks of the selected courses. In
this phenomenon, it would be more interesting the corporate setting a course may be much short-
to regulate it. It is time for Africans to understand er, completed in a single instructor led or online
that they can fully develop their great potential session.
by learning in their own country. The Millennium This interactive network will unite students,
University project is a very big undertaking and vi- lecturers and professionals from all around the
sion of E-Learning but as someone said: “It can be world in order to assist each of them to exchange
done and should be done, just do it”. abroad or are simply interested in the E-Learning ideas, creations, and courses.
In order to achieve the Millennium Universi- concept and the advantages. It is good training Important things such as a newsgroup, forum
ties’ ambition, an American company, X-2, which for workers who want to upgrade their level for of discussions dealing with current events, on-line
specializes in E-Business will access and make promotions and pay upgrades but have little time debates, on-line conferences, information about
agreements with universities around the world. for class and study. E-Learning is available for both training programs, international internship pro-
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grams, loans and scholarships as well as access to
an electronic library with a wide range of books
VIM’s Poetry Corner
will be available for all network participants. There
will also be a business network for prospective Red Anger
workers and/or professionals to establish and/or by: Rosemarie McMorris
maintain business connections.
Like a bee ﬂying from ﬂower to ﬂower is like my father.
A local base will be established in each coun-
try. It could be the British Council, an American Planting a seed and leaving.
school, or a French Cultural Center; each will as-
sure good conditions of learning and examination Never loving or nurturing.
as well as facilitate the relationships between the
Never caring or trying.
student and the university, therefore conﬁrming
the reliability of the system. Just lying and leaving.
In order to achieve the above mentioned goals
Red walls of anger surround the center of the beautiful ﬂower - petals to
and to build this Millennium University we require protect the heart.
political, cultural, social, and ﬁnancial support of
this project which will have a positive impact in When the petals are gone and the center is exposed the ﬂower dies.
To prevent this we have petals - walls of red anger.
Electronics are actually transforming the
world. Education must be available to everybody No Boys!
around the world.
Together we can achieve the electronic global
vision of education! No Men!
JUST WALLS OF RED ANGER!
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companies in the chemical industry. Theories
have been expounded for years that sickle cell
Fighting the Sickle Cell trait carriers were at special risk in the chemical
Anemia Stigma The Dupont Company said in February 1980
that it routinely gave pre-employment blood
test to all blacks to determine who might be a
By J. R. Perry III changed people still have a stigma about sickle sickle cell trait carrier. Today that practice would
firstname.lastname@example.org cell anemia they think it is a “curse of the devil”. be condemned as racial proﬁling. The stigma
T here’s quite a lot of stigma toward the whole
subject of sickle cell anemia.
People can feel guilty because they carry a
Many physicians and scientists both black and
white have complained that restrictions against
blacks with the sickle cell trait was a senseless
was made worse by a misunderstanding of the
inheritance of the con-dition. Contrary to reports
of premature deaths, car-riers of the sickle cell
gene and they choose not to talk about it. stigma and it was an unscientiﬁc suggestion that gene were in almost all cases healthy. Genetic
So they need to talk about it to start breaking their genes were somehow inferior; in addition of screening and public immuniza-tion programs
down the barriers and the stigma. its use in barring blacks. have also raised suspicions among blacks and
People are a bit sensitive about screening but From the Air Force Academy the trait has been sickle cell anemia.Screening programs of the
you now can be enrolled in a program and start to cited, it was also used by the Navy in keeping 1970’s created misinformation, confusion and
care for your baby with sickle cell anemia. Sickle blacks out of the submarine service and used by feared inadequate planning and preparation on
cell anemia can no longer be overlooked upon as the Army; they will not allow the sickle cell trait the part of the medical profession and public
a largely black disorder. There has been the cross- carriers to become aircrew members. This poli- health oﬃcials. As a result, the stigma associated
ing of racial boundaries with sickle cell. cy persists in the Air Force itself despite today’s with this disease resulted in unnecessary stigma
Sickle cell anemia has not been highlighted change in admissions policy it is under review. and discrimination. Of this confusion and
because it has been perceived as a black disorder Blacks have also been charged more money for misinformation a great suspicion arose in the
so it has not received any spotlight with interra- insurance policies when it was learned that they African American community that the sickle cell
cial mixing. We are starting to see white babies had the trait. Sickle cell trait screening has not policy was another instrument of genocide.
born with sickle cell anemia. Although times have been limited to the mili-tary or to the insurance Cure Every Cell-A Sickle Cell Support Group
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