Nubian News (Feb 2012)

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Monthly Online News for the Black Busienss Owner

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  1. 1. ` Nubian News Monthly Online Publication For The Black Business Owner Volume 4, Issue 1, February 2012 FREE Table of Contents Driven Out of the Market P.1&3 Nubian Enterprises 2 Ossie Davis P.4 Jamaican Proverb P.5 Libyan Foundation President P.6 Top Trends for 2012 P.7 Debonair Blair’s New P.8 Truth about Landing Large P.9 How to Sip Your Way P.10 Invitation to RICOH P.11 Evette Beckette Tuggle P.13 Don Byron Releases New CD P.13 Work Place Violence: P.14 Fashionable Designer Cases P.15 Sara Bronfman, U.S. ChamberP.15 Results of Brain Wave P.16 Trina Solar Announces P.17 2012 All Electric Car P.18 Newton Gold Discovery P.19 Silver Bull Closes Common P.20 st Sono Releases 1 Phase P. 21 International Elephant Foundation P.22 Simba Energy Joins OTCQX P.22 Arica’s Premeire Digital P.23 Sunbelt Expands Power P.23 African Diplomatic Community P.24 Kranem Corporation Acquires P.25 China Yida Appoints Interim P.25 Bill Clinton Attends Summit P. 26 U.S. Chamber Establishes Libyan P.27 $10,000 for Safe P.27 Driven Out of the Market President Obian Promotes P.28 E.T.I. in Sudan P.29 By Rochelle Moore, Nubian Enterprises Sunergy Announces Results P.30 Oceaneering Announces Angola P.31Entrepreneurship for people of African descent didn’t just begin in America. We Raptures Defeat T-Wolves P. 32 Paul Yang Promoted P.33have established wealth for centuries but the Transatlantic Slave trade changed the China Yuchai Int’l Appoints P.34game forever. When our ancestors arrived in the new world, they were literate, China Green Agriculture P.34master craftsman, clergy, educators, scholars and business persons. Who taught the Kelvin Simons to Join SNR P.35 Child Abuse P.36-38white slave owners masonry? Our ancestors. How did all those Southern Baptist Don’t Forget to Fax P.39learn about Islam or Christianity? Our ancestors. See why we must NEVER To Catch A Thief P.40 Ain’t Nothing Like the Real thing P.41TEACH THE oppressor ANYTHING!!! Dish of the Moth P.42 Drink of the Month P.43 Book of the Month P.44A number of our ancestor’s talents remained hidden and only we inherited them. One Nubian News AdP.45gift the African conquered is NUMBERS. After being emancipated, our ancestors no Help Wanted P.46 Ad Rate P.47longer hid their money under mattresses but opened legitimate black owned banks all At Home Movies P.48over because they were prohibited from entering white establishments and whites did Upcoming Events P.49NOT want to do business with them. Publisher’s Note P.501 Copyright February 2012 © Nubian Enterprises
  2. 2. Nubian Enterprises Great Events Stem from Words of No Importance!!! Since 1996, Nubian Enterprises has provided professional creative and technical writing services for a variety of clients. Be our next one.2 Copyright February 2012 © Nubian Enterprises
  3. 3. Driven Out of The Market Continued…As our ancestors migrated north of the Mason Dixon line and West, to establish communities richly populated by blacks and Native Indians inTulsa, Harlem, East St. Louis, IL, New Orleans and Watts, CA to name a few. From 1880 until the 1960’s black businesses benefited fromracism and segregation but that strategy was also their downfall. Black business controlled the market because LOCATION, in that, blackslived in the same community and did business with one another as white America didn’t want us in their neighbourhoods. Unfortunately, blackbusinesses owners became victims of intimidation, sabotage and violence by whites. In certain communities, our ancestors had to pay forprotection in order to operate a business while other’s suffered race riots. White racist came in black communities and attacked black businessowners and drove them out of their towns. For example, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Elaine, Arkansas, and Stamps, Arkansas and were all cities thatonce was thickly populated by blacks but racial violence drove blacks out of that area.Banks began to open in Georgia, Illinois, Ohio and New York. However, African American banking Enterprises in Ohio usually were shortlived. The Star Building and Loan association of Toledo was Ohio’s only African American banking institution when it was incorporated in1913. Several black financial enterprises appeared in Ohio after the war. Organized by Herbert S. Chauncey and other black investors in 1919,Cleveland’s Empire Building and Loan Association proposed during the 1920’s as the value of its deposits, capital stock, and assets grew. TheCleveland Finance Company operated in Cleveland. The Credential Mortgage Company, the Adelphi Loan and Savins Company and theColumbus Industrial Mortgage and Security Company operated in 1922. Horace Sudduth, established the Industrial Savings and LoanCompany and the East End Investment and Loan company was established by black investors in Cincinnati. 1In 1934, there were only twelve banks owned by blacks in America- despite the fact that more than 134 had been created since 1888. Theywere driven out of the market. Beginning with the establishment of the True Reformers’ Bank in Richmond, Virginia, and the Capital SavingsBank in Washington, D.C., in 1888, Black banks had spread every state in the South by 1930. Although they expanded and proliferatedrapidly, they were short lived. Most of these banks failed in the same year they were established .2New African American insurance businesses also appeared in Ohio during the 1920’s. Formed in 1919 Columbus’ Supreme Life and CasualtyInsurance Company was the most ambition black insurance firm in the state during the decade. In 1922 Supreme Life extended its in Ohio andWest Virginia, Arkansas and the District of Columbia.3In 1939, sixty-seven black insurance companies underwrote $13 million in policies and employed 8,000 workers. They stood at the apex ofblack business in America. Black insurance companies worked hand-in-hand with black undertakers- the only black business group in Americawhose proportions in the black population rivalled those of their white counterparts in the white population.Harry Herbert Pace was an officer of the Standard Life Insurance Company, which was the first African-American insurance company wherethe selling of ordinary life insurance was its only purpose, the first legal reserve company run by and for African Americans in Georgia, and thethird African American insurance company that achieved legal reserve status. Pace became the President of Supreme Life Insurance Company,which was the largest African American business in Chicago and the North. 5Pace was born in Covington, Georgia. His father, Charles Pace, died when he was a baby so he was raised by his mother, Nancy Francis Pace.Pace finished elementary school at age twelve and seven years later graduated valedictorian of his class in Atlanta University. Pace worked inprinting, banking and insurance industries in Atlanta, Georgia and Memphis, Tennessee. In 1925, Pace founded the Northeastern LifeInsurance Company in Newark, New Jersey, which became the largest African-American-owned business in the North during the 1930s.6Today, those same tactics are alive and well today to drive legitimate black owned business out of the market and there are uninformed blackswhom assist whites drive black owned business out of the market. What happens once they are driven out of the market? A business ownermust close their does and then begin looking for a JOB. The hostility to small black owned business is felt world-wide. Owning a business isthe best form of financial freedom regardless of the industry. History has left a road map for us to be successful. "Small businesses create jobs and are the backbone of our countrys economy," said Minister Vic Toews, Senior Regional Minister and Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.”. "Small business is the most dynamic sector of the Canadian economy. They create jobs and spur innovation," said Minister Carol Skelton.Protecting black owned businesses is paramount particularly some don’t want people of African descent working incorporate settings. Driving black owned businesses out of the market is like committing economic suicide. Source: 1&3 African Americans and the color line in Ohio, 1915-1930, By William Wayne Giffin 2 Black saga: the African American experience : a chronology, By Charles M. Christian, Sari Bennett 4 Black Entrepreneurship in America, By Shelley Green, Paul Pryde 5 Encyclopedia of African American Business: K-Z, By Jessie Carney Smith, Millicent Lownes Jackson, Linda T. Wynn 6. Wikipedia3 Copyright February 2012 © Nubian Enterprises
  4. 4. Ossie Davis was born Raiford Chatman Davis, which was promptlyshortened to "R.C.", and heard by friends and neighbors as "Ossie." Hestudied drama at Howard University, but dropped out to pursue a careeron stage -- plans which were interrupted by World War II.He served in the Army Medical Corps in Liberia for nearly three years,helping to establish a hospital there for African-American soldiers -- the Images of OurArmy, of course, was still segregated. After his tour of duty, Davis cameto New York, and made his Broadway debut in 1946 in Jeb. The play Past....closed one week after it opened, but in the cast was Ruby Dee. Neitherremembered the moment they met, but they toured together in aproduction of Anna Lucasta, and were married in 1948. It was a long,loving, happy and wide open marriage that lasted till death did them partin early 2005."It occurred to us, from observation and reasoning, that extramarital sexwas not what really destroyed marriages, but rather the lies anddeception that invariably accompanied it -- that was the culprit. So wedecided to give ourselves permission to sleep with other partners if wewished -- as long as what we did was honest as well as private, and thatneither of us exposed the family to scandal or disease. We had to bediscreet and, if the word can be apt, honorable in our behavior, both toourselves, to whomever else might be involved, and most of all, to thefamily. And for the most part, we were."Davis returned to Broadway often. He wrote and starred in the title rolein Purlie Victorious with Sorrell Booke and Alan Alda, a controversialplay about segregation. He also wrote and starred in the film adaptation,titled Gone Are the Days!. He later re-wrote the play as the stagemusical Purlie, which played on Broadway with Cleavon Little andMelba Moore, and was filmed with Robert Guillaume and ShermanHemsley. Ossie Davis, Actor, Humanitarian & ActivistAs an actor, Davis appeared on stage in A Raisin in the Sun, Im NotRappaport, and of course, many other plays over his long career. In his December 18, 1917 – February 4, 2005first film, 1950s No Way Out with Richard Widmark and Sidney Poitier,Daviss role was so small he didnt even receive screen credit -- and Deeplayed his wife, as she often did.In later films, he was the neighborhood elder who gave Spike Lee thetitular advice: "Do the right thing." He played Martin Luther King Sr. toPaul Winfields Junior in the top-notch miniseries King, and John F.Kennedy in Bubba Ho-tep, opposite Bruce Campbells Elvis Presley.He played Omar on Car 54, Where Are You?, and wrote For Us theLiving: The Medgar Evers Story. He was one of the first blackspermitted to direct major Hollywood films, beginning with CottonComes to Harlem in 1970, with Godfrey Cambridge and Redd Foxx.Davis and Dee raised their three children with blanket permission tosmoke marijuana and have sex, so long as they did these things in thesafety of the family home. Davis delivered the eulogy in Lees MalcolmX -- the same eulogy he had actually delivered at Malcolm Xs memorialservice. Davis did voice-overs for the United Negro College Fund for Born Wesley Cook[1] on April 24, 1954) wasmany years, speaking the words, "A mind is a terrible thing to waste." convicted of the 1981 murder of Philadelphia policeHe co-founded Third World Cinema, a production company to help officer Daniel Faulkner and sentenced to death.[2]African-American and Puerto Rican filmmakers. In his later years,Davis worked to obtain a new trial for Mumia Abu-Jamal. Source: Wikipedia4 Copyright February 2012 © Nubian Enterprises
  5. 5. “In the abundance of water, the fool is thirsty.” ~Lyric Bob Marley5 Copyright February 2012 © Nubian Enterprises
  6. 6. President of Independent Libya Foundation Issues 2012 StatementThe following Statement was issued and approved by IndependentLibya Foundation President Basit Igtet to media and foreign pressregarding the activities of the ILF in 2012. The press statement is asfollows:"When the revolution started in February 2011 I made a commitmentto myself to support it until the end. I knew we had a chance forfreedom but I also know freedom does not come without sacrifice.My father sacrificed his life for freedom and human rights in Libya inthe early years of Kaddafis regime as did his father, my grandfather,against Mussolini before him. The start of this revolution was a clearcall of duty, it was my time to continue my familys long fight againstinjustice."In forming the International Libya Foundation (ILF) we took a clearposition in what is known as the Arab Spring and what I believe isreally the human-spring - the beginning of an evolution for humanity.At such an important time in human history, a time when people allover the world are taking a stand and fighting for their freedom, I amproud that the ILF was able to respond to Libyas cry for help."Thus, the ILF was founded out of an urgent need at a critical time inLibyas history. It was founded out of duty and honor and fueled bythe belief that Libya could be and would be free. In the aftermath ofthe revolution we at the ILF believe our work has only just begun.We now have a country to rebuild, a population to support and carefor and a responsibility to humanity."We are committed to Libyas future as a thriving nation, built on astrong foundation of human rights, democratic values and advancedhealthcare and other services vital to the health and well being of itspeople. We believe our success in the coming months and years isnot only important for Libya but also for our neighbors in Africa and other nations around the world, mostly in South America, whose people arestruggling under oppressive regimes as ours did for 42 years. We believe we have a duty to help these people; to be an example and a resourceto them as they too strive to break free."As we look forward to 2012 we have a lot of work to do. This, the foundational development of our nation, we believe will be our most importantwork. This year we will seek to accurately discover the true condition of Libya as a nation. We will invest ourselves to responsibly evaluate andprioritize the countrys needs as well as estimate its potentials in order to provide the most effective and ecological support in the years to come."We are committed to protecting Libyas hard earned freedom and honoring the human struggle the revolution represents. We also recognizethat with this new earned freedom comes great responsibility. We at the ILF seek to honor this freedom, and the many people who risked andsacrificed their lives – both Libyans and those from France, the UK, USA and Qatar amongst others - to gain it by investing ourselves wholly inLibya and working tirelessly to support the evolution of Libyan society."I am proud to be a member of this society – albeit an estranged one – and I look forward to evolving as part of the human team that will forwardmy country, and hopefully the world, this year and for many more to come."Basit IgtetPresident Independent Libya FoundationStatement to Press January 01, 20126 Copyright February 2012 © Nubian Enterprises
  7. 7. Top Trends for 2012 When all the turkey has been eaten, the last Christmas cracker pulled and 2011 starts to draw to a close, as well as New Year resolutions, people will start thinking about where to jet off to on their summer holidays. So where will the Great British public be heading in 2012 and what trends will we see in the travel market? Thomson and First Choice have put together their predictions of what the year ahead will have in store. Booking trends Although money will continue to be tight for many households, people will not be willing to forgo their annual break in the sun and would prefer to save in other areas. While still escaping to the sun, customers will be looking for quality breaks away in 2012, which are unique and offer great value for money. First Choice expects more holidaymakers to select All Inclusive hotels next summer as people will be looking tohave more control of their holiday budget. First Choice will become the Home of All Inclusive in 2012 as it becomes the first large tour operatorto sell 100% All Inclusive holidays, so it should be the first port of call for anyone looking for this type of holiday.The trend for flexibility will continue, as more holidaymakers will be looking for more 10 and 11 night holidays, as one week is too short or theyare concerned about leaving their job for a full two weeks.Thomson and First Choice also expect to see an increase in demand for their unique holiday concepts such as Sensatori, Couples, Families,Holiday Villages and SplashWorld, as Brits look to spend their hard earned cash on a holiday that cant be found anywhere else.DestinationsTraditional Mediterranean getaways are also tipped to be the top hot spots for Summer 2012. Brits will be flocking to book holidays to theBalearics and mainland Spain, which they know and trust. However, Thomson and First Choice also expect to see a surge in popularity for upand coming destinations like Cape Verde, Jamaica and Croatia. Mexico is also set to be a top choice for 2012, as it offers real luxury in astunning location at good prices.CruisingThere has also been a lot of speculation in the media about Libya having the potential to be a hot tourist spot in the future. Thomson Cruisesagrees and it has already been scoping out itineraries that will include ports of call in Libya as well as Algeria and the Black Sea for Winter2012/13.Thomson Cruises also expects to see a very strong demand for cruises departing from the UK next year, particularly with "new to cruise"customers that prefer not to fly and from existing cruisers who live within close proximity to Harwich and Newcastle. It also predicts there will bea trend for more adventurous and unusual cruises as new and traditional cruisers want to visit some of the least discovered destinations inEurope and North Africa.Where to go to in 2012The Balearic Islands: Menorca, Majorca and IbizaTraditional Mediterranean destinations such as Menorca, Majorca, and Ibiza have always been a favourite holiday hotspot amongst Brits, andare continuing to become more popular as market volume continues to grow. Menorca is the perfect spot for anyone looking for a beachholiday, as the island has more beaches than any other island in the Balearics, so theres a huge emphasis on relaxation. Majorca has a greatvariety of things to do, whether its partying in Magaluf, or enjoying gorgeous tapas food in Palma, theres something for everyone. Ibiza to somemay evoke images of wild nights out, however the island has a lot more to offer, such as white sand beaches, a beautiful countryside, anddelicious fresh seafood. Thomson has introduced Thomson Family units in each of the Balearic Islands which are proving to be popular withcustomers with families. Thomson Family resorts are designed to keep the whole family happy, and every hotel in the collection has a 4T or 5Trating.7 Copyright February 2012 © Nubian Enterprises
  8. 8. Debonair Blair’s New Clothing Line.K&G Fashion Superstore is proud to announce the launchof the BU Collection, a premier line of mens tailored suitsinspired by Blair Underwood. The entire collection will beavailable exclusively at K&G stores and onKGstores.com.*Blair Underwood developed his suit line with one thing inmind — the individual. With a cool and modern vibe, theBU Collection exudes class and confidence at anaffordable price."I wanted this collection to be available to every manwithout a steep price barrier," said Blair Underwoodfashion icon and actor. "I felt K&G was a great partner tolaunch this line because of their ability to bring well-madedesigner clothing to the public at affordable prices."The BU Collection is about self-empowerment, self-realization and becoming the ultimate YOU."In a world that is obsessed with the cult of celebrity, theBU Collection challenges you, not to aspire to anyoneelses greatness, but instead, strive to reveal and ignitethe greatness within you," Underwood said. "The BUCollection gives you the tools and the wherewithal tobecome the best you, the ultimate you...simply put, B.U."The launch of the BU Collection will include:Two-button and three-button 100 percent wool-vestedsuits: The premier suit collection is designed with amodern fit and available in a rich palette of patterns andcolors, including black, charcoal, grey, navy, olive, taupe,and brown. Each suit features burgundy lining andincludes personal touches such as Blair Underwoodsfamily crest inside the lapel. The collection is alsoavailable in big & tall sizes.Complementing Dress Shirts and Ties: The dress shirts are 100 percent cotton. They come in a variety of checks, stripes, and solids in colorssuch as taupe, brown, blue, purple, and white. The 100 percent silk ties are designed to coordinate with any look in a wide selection of patternsand colors."We are thrilled to be partnering with Blair Underwood to introduce his clothing line at K&G," said Mary Beth Blake, President of K&G. "Blair hasbeen very involved in the process and has been amazing to collaborate with."Blair is a philanthropist at heart and his vision has evolved into this line in very meaningful ways. Each suit includes personal touches thatrepresent his own philosophies, such as burgundy stitching on the first two sleeve button holes, which represents Blairs belief that within all ofus, our blood runs the same color. It is our humanity that makes us interconnected."Its those small touches that make a suit collection special and we hope our customers feel that each and every time they wear thesegarments," Blake said.Shop the BU Collection in-store at 100 K&G stores nationwide and 24/7 at KGstores.com.*100% wool suits, dress shirts, and ties are available in select stores only. Contact your local K&G for details or shop KGstores.com.8 Copyright February 2012 © Nubian Enterprises
  9. 9. The Truth About Landing Large Accounts By Rochelle Moore, Nubian EnterprisesPICTURE THIS… You are an account executive working at Acme International with 15 years of professional sales experience. You posses a Bachelors of Science in Business from a four year accredited university and you are a member of an exclusive African-American Mason’s. You joined Acme International nine (9) months ago and completed your on the job training three (3) months ago. You have a black manager with slithery tactics but your manager none-the-less. You had nine months of paid training, now you salary is cut in half and you will be compensation by commissions and residual income. This office has only two African-Americans, yourself and your Manager, David Hampton. This assignment is to be shared with all professionals in your social networks as a discussion piece.QUESTIONS: 1) Where will you keep your files or leads…in your office at home or in a Safe Deposit Box? 2) Since you are paid with commissions, will you maintain a set schedule or routine? 3) Where will you set your appointments, in the office, on your cell phone or at home? 4) Should you provide the manager at his request with a list of referrals that you both seek after to close sales? 5) Should you focus on your warm market, your personal network who needs Acme International product and services? 6) Should you try niche market? i.e. industry, location or firm size? 7) You have a sure close at a large company, Sugar Hill Ltd. that will yield a very large commission for you. Should you tell the Manager, David Hampton? 8) Are you competent enough to service a large account alone? 9) Should you bring the Manager, David Hampton in on the closing meeting? 10) What if David Hampton requires you to bring in ten (10) other associates to service the clients whom you must share the commissions. What will you do? 11) You land the account at Sugar Hill Ltd. with your personal contact. However, David Hampton terminates you and gives the account to someone. What will you do? These are real issues that account executives face in the sales industry. Is it wise to seek after large accounts in this competitive climate? Being connected and knowing the right people may help you land the large account, but envy of your manager and other sales associates may get you fired. Please discuss this scenario with seasoned professionals and map out a marketing plan for 2012. The possibilities are limitless. Please be wise and calculative because they are.9 Copyright February 2012 © Nubian Enterprises
  10. 10. How to Sip Your Way to a Slimmer Life Cho-Yung Tea (http://www.choyungtea.com) has launched its new-look weight- loss green tea, helping Brits conquer the calories naturally this spring with a refreshing cuppa. The best selling green tea blend is loved by celebrities and customers alike for its convenient health and diet properties with an impressive 700,000 packs sold in Holland & Barretts 700 health food stores in 2011 alone. Model and Photographer Penny Lancaster Stewart combined two cups a day of Cho Yung Tea (http://www.choyungtea.com/testimonials/penny-lancaster-stewart) with exercise and diet to regain her pre-pregnancy body, while wife of footballer Gary Lineker, Danielle, is also a fan saying the most positive effect of drinking Cho Yung Tea was its benefits to her skin. Cho Yung Tea uses herbal ingredients to stimulate fat oxidation - burning the bodys fat reserves as fuel. Dieters simply drink two cups per day as well as follow a healthy eating plan and moderate exercise to help speed up their weight loss. Nutritionist Kate Butler BSC Hons comments: "There is evidence to suggest drinking green tea can slow down weight gain even when accompanied by a fatty diet. A green tea like Cho Yung is perfect for those trying to lose weight as it helpsto support metabolism."Based on a 400 year old Chinese recipe, Cho-Yung Tea is made from natural ingredients including Lotus Leaf to optimise digestion, Alisma toreduce bloating, and Cassia seeds and Poria. Each individual tea bag also contains Jiaogulan (or Southern Ginseng) a plant indigenous toJapan, China and Southern Korea. This ingredient, often referred to as the immortality herb is unique to the Cho-Yung blend and has a calmingeffect to help regulate the digestive system.Priced at £39.99 for 30 teabags, Cho-Yung Tea is available from Holland & Barrett stores nationwide and online at http://www.choyungtea.com IBM Joins with Kenyan Banks IBM (NYSE: IBM) has announced details of five strategic agreements in the Kenyan financial services sector as banks across Africa turn to advanced technologies to support rapid growth, increase profitability and launch innovative new services such as mobile and internet banking. Over the last six months IBM has signed contracts with five of Kenyas leading banks: Credit Bank, Co-operative Bank, Family Bank, National Bank of Kenya and National Industrial Credit (NIC) Bank. The agreements are amongst more than 20 similar deals that IBM has signed with banks across Africa in 2011 in line with the rapid growth of the financial services sector and as technology enables a wave of innovation in African banking. IBM is also working with Africas leading telco companies to help provide financialservices based on increasingly widespread mobile devices. For example, through its partnership with Vodafone, IBM is helping Safaricom toprovide its M-PESA mobile money service to over 15 million customers in East Africa."Africa is currently experiencing strong uptake in banking services in line with the growth of the continents middle class and the adoption ofmobile and internet banking," said Anthony Mwai, County General Manager, IBM East Africa. "Advanced technologies are helping to drive awave of innovation across the African financial services sector as banks create new and accessible banking channels and take banking servicesto previously unbanked parts of society."According to analysts, Africas financial services sector is currently worth over $100 billion and will continue to grow by double digits to 2020,outpacing Africas gross domestic product growth. Retail banking is currently the fastest growing segment predicted to grow at 18 per centbetween 2009 and 2020 through increased demand for deposit accounts and the launch of sophisticated banking services.*10 Copyright February 2012 © Nubian Enterprises
  11. 11. Invitation to RICOH Photo Gallery Ricoh Co., Ltd. is pleased to announce the opening of Alejandro Chaskielbergs exhibition "High Tide" on Wednesday, January 18, 2012, at the Ricoh Photo Gallery RING CUBE in Ginza, Tokyo. This event will be the first solo exhibition by Mr. Chaskielberg in Japan, and is a byproduct of collaboration between RING CUBE and the world-famous London gallery Michael Hoppen Contemporary*. The photographs in "High Tide" were taken around the delta region of rio Parana in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Works in the exhibition include highly innovative techniques such as long exposure under the full moon or artificial light with a model standing still for up to 10 minutes. The beautifully made photographs highlight the lifestyles of the people living at the waterside and will be sure to provide a new and exciting experience for allattendees. The exhibition includes 28 works.Artists ProfileAlejandro Chaskielberg was born in Buenos Aires in 1977. In 2011, he received the "2011 Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of theYear" and "POYi (Pictures of the Year International) -- Latin America" as the best Latin American portrait. He represents one of the new youngphotographers garnering attention worldwide based on the success of his exhibitions at the Yossi Milo Gallery in New York and the MichaelHoppen Gallery in London. http://www.chaskielberg.com*About Michael Hoppen ContemporaryIt is a new gallery established in 2000 inside the world-famous Michael Hoppen Gallery in London, England. Michael Hoppen Contemporaryintroduces works by outstanding and avant-garde artists from London and from countries such as Japan, the United States, and Holland.http://www.michaelhoppengallery.com Exhibition OutlineTitle: Alejandro Chaskielbergs "High Tide"Dates: Wednesday, January 18, 2012, to Sunday, February 5, 2012 *Except days the gallery is closedPlace: Ricoh Photo Gallery RING CUBE, Gallery ZoneAddress: San-ai Dream Center 8F/9F, 5-7-2 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan (Reception desk 9F)Tel: +81-3-3289-1521Times: 11:00 to 20:00 (to 17:00 on final day)Closed: TuesdayEntry fee: FreeURL: http://www.ricoh.com/r_dc/ringcube/11 Copyright February 2012 © Nubian Enterprises
  12. 12. Carolinas Minority Supplier Development Council Appoints Evette Beckett-Tuggle as New PresidentCarolinas Minority Supplier Development Councilannounced that Evette Beckett-Tuggle will serve as theorganizations new President and CEO, effective Jan. 1,2012. Beckett-Tuggle holds an MBA in Marketing andFinance from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Artsin English and Drama from Tufts University. Her businessleadership is underscored by both corporate andgovernment sector experience. Most recently, she servedin two capacities at Nassau County, New York as theexecutive director of the Business Development Unit forthe Office of Economic Development and as the actingdirector of the Office of Minority Affairs."I am excited about moving the mission of CMSDCforward in adding value to the supply chain requirementsof corporations while facilitating the development of alevel playing field for minority business enterprises poisedto create tomorrows jobs," Beckett-Tuggle said. "Creatingthe future of a robust economy where innovation inspirescooperative partnerships and job creation is something tofeel passionate about."Farad Ali, CMSDC board chairman said, "Were pleasedto welcome Evette Beckett-Tuggle to the CMSDC familyand to support her vision for enhancing supplier diversityin the Carolinas. CMSDC is a corporate memberorganization that values the positive impact that supplierdiversity has on meeting business requirements forincreasing revenue and decreasing costs throughutilization of established MBEs."The Carolinas MSDC is a non-profit corporation chartered to enhance business opportunities for minority-ownedcompanies by providing support through developing mutually beneficial networking opportunities with corporatemembers and promoting minority business development. To learn more about CMSDC, visit online atwww.carolinasmsdc.org.SOURCE Carolinas Minority Supplier Development CouncilThe National Minority Business Council, Inc. (NMBC) has been helping small, minority- and women-owned businesses succeed forover a quarter century.Founded in 1972 as a full-service, non-profit (501)(c)(3) corporation, the organization is dedicated to providing business assistance, educationalopportunities, seminars, purchasing listings and related services to hundreds of businesses throughout the tri-state area and across the nation. The strength ofthe organization resides in its members of successful entrepreneurs who are committed to their business and to the NMBCs continuing goal of expandingopportunities available to small, minority and women business owners. The Councils leaders, whose combined experiences spans score of years of fosteringand nurturing businesses, provide the highest assurance that the NMBC will continue to address the needs and goals of its constituents.12 Copyright February 2012 © Nubian Enterprises
  13. 13. Don Byron Releases New CDAn innovative, continually curious musical explorer like no other, DonByron has signed with Savoy Jazz and is gearing up for the release of"LOVE, PEACE, AND SOUL," the debut album by his New GospelQuintet. With jazz as his springboard, the virtuosic clarinetist andsaxophonist has turned his ear to Gospel icons Thomas A. Dorsey andSister Rosetta Tharpe.Featuring a stellar line-up of mostly longtime collaborators, the quintetand several guest artists have created a soulful homage to Dorsey andTharpe with inspired interpretations of their compositions. Playingalongside Byron are DK Dyson (vocals), Xavier Davis (piano, backingvocals), Brad Jones (bass, backing vocals), Pheeroan Aklaff (drums)and guests Brandon Ross and Vernon Reid (guitars), Dean Bowman(vocals), Ralph Alessi (trumpet), and JD Parran (baritone saxophone).Recorded at Harlems Stadium Red Studio, the album was produced by Hans Wendl and engineered by Tom Lazarus, a team Byron has reliedon for many of his recordings. Savoy Jazz will release "LOVE, PEACE, AND SOUL" by the DON BYRON NEW GOSPEL QUINTET on February21st, 2012.Don Byrons idea to mine the historical riches of American Gospel came to fruition while teaching a course at SUNY, Albany. Once known as "the father of Black Gospel music" Thomas A. Dorsey was a pioneer in combining traditional Christian hymns with the rhythmic disciplines of Jazz and Blues—an almost rebellious perspective shared also by Sister Rosetta Tharpe, another key musical reference for Byron. Both stretched and blew apart the boundaries of traditional gospel structures and performance and in doing so created a template for a unique form of spiritual expression grounded in African American culture. Says Byron: "Dorseys vision of blending modern songwriting, old time religious practices and elements of low-down blues prevailed despite early resistance. It ultimately became a uniting element of African American culture, even more so than Black dance music, which is regional in its appeal. Black religious music is a very personal thing to me, as much if not more than any other style I have researched andperformed in the past. As much as I was fascinated by other legends I have explored like Duke Ellington and Stravinsky, I feel a deep spiritualconnection to Gospel that transcends just about everything else.""LOVE, PEACE, AND SOUL" Track listing: 1. Highway to Heaven 2. When Theyve Sung My Last Song 3. Its My Desire 4. Sham Time 5. Consideration 6. Take My Hand, Precious Lord 7. Beams of Heaven 8. Hide Me In Thy Bosom 9. Himmm 10. Ive got To Live The Life I Sing About In My Song 11. Didnt It Rain 12. When Ive Done My BestFor more information, visit: www.savoyjazz.com13 Copyright February 2012 © Nubian Enterprises
  14. 14. Workplace Violence: Your Route to Escape By Rochelle Moore, Nubian Enterprises Violence or harassment in the workplace can affect all business sectors and occupations. From customers, the worker to our families, all can be hurt or harmed while at work. Women are at especially high risk of experiencing violence at work because they are concentrated in high risk occupations, such as teaching, social working, nursing, banking and retail. In 2004, 24% of workplace violence incidents were sexual assaults.1 93% of victims of sexual offences in Canada were female.2 Workplace violence can occur in any type of industry. The risk of violence is higher in these types of workplaces:Health care and community care Financial InstitutionsSocial Services EducationRetail TransportationHospitality Police, security and correctionsThe environment in which you work will either enhance productivity or hinder it. Before accepting a position,understanding their policies and knowing your rights should be first on your list. Given the fact that certain industry ormore violent than others and may require physical contact, should you seek those types of employment? It is said, it’sa job and someone has to do it but NOT you. Violence, productivity and financial independence DO NOT go hand inhand. In fact, they don’t mix. It’s like oil and water.These are the industries with the incidences of violence. Thusly, they are also the industries Nubian Enterprisesstrongly suggest for job seekers to AVOID. Retail is extremely dangerous because the associate handles CASH andnight hours may be prove to be deadly. Nubian Enterprises suggest seeking safer occupations.If violence should occur in your setting, do you have a lock on the door? Can you hide somewhere in the building andhow close are you to an exit door? Please examine your office setting and map out a route of escape. That’s yoursecret to your safety and protectionSource:International Labor Organization, Ontario Ministry of Labour.1 Criminal Victimization in the Workplace. Statistics 2004. Referring to physical assault, robbery and sexual assault.2 Sexual Assault in Canada. Statistics Canada, 2004 and 2007.14 Copyright February 2012 © Nubian Enterprises
  15. 15. Fashionable Designer Cases for iPhone in 2012After 6 years serving as a leader in the consumer electronicsaccessories market, GelaSkins Inc. launches its newestproduct line, The HardCase. Known for the breadth andcaliber of their artist partnerships, GelaSkins responded tocustomer demand for beautiful designs in a more protectiveformat. The HardCase, a tough polycarbonate iPhone case, isa worthy companion to their artist-designed and customizabledevice skins.Rushing to launch was not a priority for GelaSkins foundersJamie Pichora and Drew Downs. "We took our time becausewe wanted to create a case that reflects our commitment toquality and design," says Downs. "Its amazing to finally see itcome together. Were very pleased with the finished product."Featuring a remarkably sturdy and low profile, snap-onconstruction, The HardCase allows for easy access to buttonsand compatibility with related cables. Two models of TheHardCase - for iPhone 4S, 4 and iPhone 3GS, 3G - arecompetitively retail priced at $34.95 and $29.95 USDrespectively and are available in the full catalog of art at GelaSkins.com. TheHardCase is also customizable using personal images and simpleonline layout tools.GelaSkins custom tools offer a fun and easy DIY experience, allowing users to upload images to create truly personalized products. Logos,family photos and personal designs become skins and cases with a few simple clicks. With generous bulk discounts, custom GelaSkins andHardCases are also affordable promotional tools for small businesses. U.S. Chamber of Commerce Confirms Sara Bronfman as Board MemberThe U.S.-Libya Chamber of Commerce (USLCC) announced the formalappointment of Sara Bronfman to the board of directors Tuesday.Bronfmans addition to the USLCC comes days after the U.S. Chamber ofCommerce announced its formal support for the newly established AmCham.Both the USLCC and the Chamber maintain that the U.S. private sector mustbe at the forefront of providing requisite support to the Libyan people in thistransitory period."USLCCs rapid development is further enhanced by the addition of SaraBronfman to its board of directors," said Lionel Johnson, vice president ofMiddle East and North Africa Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.""At this crucial moment in Libyas history, participation of high profile citizenslike Ms. Bronfman, from such an important family in the history of Americanenterprise sends a clear message to the Libyan people that the U.S. privatesector is working tirelessly to support the governmental transition and toensure greater economic prosperity for Libyas citizens than they have knownin their history."Sara Bronfman is the first board appointment to the USLCC.15 Copyright February 2012 © Nubian Enterprises
  16. 16. Results of Brain Wave Study Announced BEST Life Media, publisher of the Award Winning Brain Wave Vibration, and other books on health and wellness and the mind-body connection, is pleased to announce the results of a recent study concerning the Brain Wave Vibration meditation method. In a study appearing in Volume 2012 of Evidence- Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Article ID 234713 a team including researchers from the University of London and the Korea Institute of Brain Science report the results of their assessment of the comparative effects of Brain Wave Vibration, Iyengar Yoga and Mindfulness training on mood, well-being and immune function. Created by author and world-renowned meditation teacher, Ilchi Lee, this unique form of meditation is based in a combination of Korean tradition and modern understanding of the human brain. Brain Wave Vibration is a moving meditation involving movements of the head, neck and body and is designed to relax mind and body. It is considered most beneficial when practiced in combination with other yoga exercises. A previous study showed how Brain Wave Vibration has positive effects on regulating stress, but the current study looks more deeply at the benefits of the practice. Participants in the University of London study practiced the method as part of a 5-week program and experienced mental benefits, comparative to Mindfulness training, and physical and emotional benefits, comparative to Iyengar yoga. Brain Wave Vibration was introduced to many people with BEST Life Medias 2008 publication of the Ilchi Lee book by the same name. Since that time many people have reported benefits from practicing Brain Wave Vibration, which the studynow documents and supports. For example, the researchers noted evidence of "[a]n improvement in sleep [that] has been acommon anecdotal report by Brain Wave Vibration practitioners, as has increase in energy and vitality." In effect, Brain WaveVibration was unique in its benefits to depression and sleep latency in study participants. The researchers concluded that theresults of this first controlled trial for this unique form of mind-body training were sufficiently provocative to warrant furtherinvestigation.For more information on this study or the book Brain Wave Vibration, please visit www.brainwavevibration.comAbout BEST Life Media:BEST Life Media, an independent publisher dedicated to providing positive and supportive resources through which individualscan create happier, healthier, and more peaceful lives. Principle publications are books, CDs and DVDs on yoga, meditation andholistic living.SOURCE BEST Life Media16 Copyright February 2012 © Nubian Enterprises
  17. 17. Trina Solar Announces Changes to Board of Directors Trina Solar Limited (TSL) ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (PV) products from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of PV modules, today announced that Mr. Junfeng Li, an independent director, has resigned from the Companys board of directors effective January 4, 2012. Mr. Junfeng Li, who was appointed an independent director in November 2007, will focus on his recent appointment by the National Development and Reform Commission as Director of the National Research Center for Climate Strategies. "On behalf of the Company and board, we would like to thank Mr. Li for his valuable contributions and dedicated service during the last four years," said Jifan Gao, Chairman and CEO of Trina Solar. "Mr. Li has strongly supported the Company and we wish him every success in the future." "It has been my pleasure and honor to serve as Trina Solars independent director during the last four years, during which time the company has achieved increasing levels of success and recognition," added Mr. Junfeng Li. "I wish tothank both the companys executive management team and board of directors for this rewarding opportunity."About Trina Solar LimitedTrina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) is a leading manufacturer of high quality modules and has a long history as a solar PV pioneer since it wasfounded in 1997 as a system installation company. Trina Solar is one of the few PV manufacturers that have developed a vertically integratedbusiness model from the production of monocrystalline and multicrystalline silicon ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of high qualitymodules. Trina Solars products provide reliable and environmentally-friendly electric power for a growing variety of end-user applicationsworldwide. For further information, please visit Trina Solars website at http://www.trinasolar.com.Safe Harbor StatementThis announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities LitigationReform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact in this announcement are forward-looking statements, including butnot limited to, the Companys ability to raise additional capital to finance the Companys activities; the effectiveness, profitability and marketabilityof its products; the future trading of the securities of the Company; the Companys ability to operate as a public company; the period of time forwhich the Companys current liquidity will enable the Company to fund its operations; general economic and business conditions; demand invarious markets for solar products; the volatility of the Companys operating results and financial condition; the Companys ability to attract orretain qualified senior management personnel and research and development staff; and other risks detailed in the Companys filings with theSecurities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based oncurrent expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections about the Company and the industry in which the Company operates. TheCompany undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent occurring events or circumstances, or to changesin its expectations, except as may be required by law. Although the Company believes that the expectations expressed in these forward lookingstatements are reasonable, it cannot assure you that such expectations will turn out to be correct, and the Company cautions investors thatactual results may differ materially from the anticipated results.17 Copyright February 2012 © Nubian Enterprises
  18. 18. 2012 All Electric AutomobileCODA Automotive, a leadingdeveloper of all-electric vehicles,today announced that the zero-emission CODA sedan will have twomileage range and price options in2012. In addition to the originalmodel, offering up to a 150-milerange with a MSRP of $39,900, thenew 31kWh battery option willprovide a driving range of up to 125miles(i) and will be available at alower base MSRP of $37,250. Afterfederal tax savings, the base pricewill be $29,750, and will qualify foradditional state tax credits, includinga maximum of $2,500 in Californiaand up to $7,500 in 12 otherstates(ii). The company developedthis option for the launch of its firstvehicle to accelerate the adoption ofelectric vehicles in 2012."Since day one, CODA has been committed to deliver affordable and reliable electric vehicles and clean technology to customers," said PhilMurtaugh, CEO, CODA Holdings. "Research shows that the high cost of todays alternative fuel technologies is one of the largest barriers thatkeep the average driver from purchasing an electric vehicle. Our continuous dedication to identifying affordable solutions and passing thesavings on to our customers aligns with our mission of putting an electric vehicle into every garage."The new 2012 CODA sedan mileage range option will maintain the key features for which the company is known. The first all-electric five-passenger, mid-size sedan with full rear seating and trunk space meets American drivers daily transportation needs without an ounce ofgasoline: Best in-class driving range: The 31kWh 2012 CODA mileage option provides real, useful driving range up to 125 miles, nearly four times the average daily commute. Best in-class range per dollar: The new option has a base price of $37,250 and can go up to 125 miles on a single charge. Federal and individual state tax savings and credits may bring the price down to $22,250. Fast and easy recharging: A 6.6kW onboard charger provides an unbeatable charging speed, providing a 100-mile charge in as few as four hours. Dependable mileage range: The active air thermal management system provides constant battery care by keeping the battery pack at its optimum temperature in hot and cold weather conditions(iii). The best battery technology: The only electric vehicle sedan is powered by a safe and efficient Lithium-iron Phosphate (LiFePo4) battery pack with an industry leading 10-year, 100,000-mile battery warranty.The new mileage range option offers CODAs industry leading battery technology with the best range per dollar of any electric vehicle on themarket. Deliveries of the first 2012 CODA sedans are anticipated to begin in February 2012.The CODA 2012 sedan makes its North American International Auto Show debut and today and will be on display through Jan. 22. Test drivesare available for media on Jan. 9 and Jan. 10. More information and reservations for the CODA are available at www.codaautomotive.com.18 Copyright February 2012 © Nubian Enterprises
  19. 19. Newton Gold Discovery in VancouverAmarc Resources Ltd. ("Amarc" or the "Company") (TSX Venture: AHR; OTCBB: AXREF) is pleased to announce that delineation drillingcontinues to expand the Newton bulk tonnage gold discovery in south-central British Columbia (BC). Assay results have been received from drillhole 11049, which intersected two major gold mineralized intervals. Important gold results have now been returned from drill intersectionsthroughout an area that currently measures 900 metres by 600 metres and is open to expansion in several directions.Results from hole 11049, together with those from the first five delineation holes (11044 through 11048, see Amarc news release December 6,2011), are summarized in the Table of Assay Results below. A drill plan and other information regarding the Newton Project are available onAmarcs website at http://www.amarcresources.com/ahr/MapsFigures.asp. 1. Gold equivalent calculations use metal prices of Au US$1200/oz and Ag US$20/oz. Metallurgical recoveries and net smelter returns are assumed to be 100%. 2. All holes are drilled vertical. 3. Widths reported are drill widths, such that true thicknesses are unknown. All assay intervals represent length weighted averages. 4. The Newton property lies within BCs exciting and newly emerging gold belt, which includes New Golds six million ounce-plus Blackwater gold deposit. The age and geological characteristics of the gold mineralization at Newton demonstrate striking similarities to the mineralization at Blackwater. Amarc has acquired an 80% interest in the Newton property and is the operator of the Newton Joint Venture. Newton Gold Corp. has a 20% participating interest. 5. "We continue to be extremely encouraged by the long intercepts of bulk tonnage style gold mineralization being intersected at Newton, as well as its continuity and grade," said Amarc Executive Chairman Robert Dickinson. "We are confident that Newton will be confirmed as the next major gold discovery in BCs new emerging Blackwater-Newton gold belt." 6. Assaying of holes 11050 through 11055 is in progress and results will be released as they are received and compiled. Drilling has stopped for the holiday season. Plans are to recommence drilling in late January 2012 and to continue drilling until the discovery is delineated.Drilling at Newton is progressively stepping out from the discovery drill holes and has intersected from surface, increased thicknesses of thepervasively altered felsic volcanic rocks that host disseminated sulphides and associated gold mineralization. It is the high primary permeabilityof these favoured host rocks, coupled with their expanding geographic distribution that presents a permissive environment for the developmentof a significant bulk tonnage-style gold deposit at Newton.The Newton property is located some 100 kilometres west of the City of Williams Lake in a region characterized by gently rolling hills. The districtis well served by existing transportation and power infrastructure and a skilled workforce, which support a number of operating mines, as well aslate-stage mineral development and exploration projects. Newton is also located some 175 kilometres south of New Golds Blackwater golddeposit (Indicated Resources of 184 million tonnes at 0.94 g/t gold and 4.9 g/t silver and Inferred Resources of 43 million tonnes at 0.88 g/t goldand 4.7 g/t silver at a 0.3 g/t gold cut‐off, New Gold website).19 Copyright February 2012 © Nubian Enterprises
  20. 20. Silver Bull Closes Common Stock Silver Bull Resources, Inc. (AMEX: SVBL, TSX: SVB) ("Silver Bull") has received commitments from various investors for the sale of 21,050,000 shares of common stock at a price of $US 0.50 per share. Silver Bull is pleased to announce the closing of the sale of 20,755,000 shares of common stock at a price of $US 0.50 per share for gross proceeds of $US 10,377,500. Silver Bull expects to close the sale of the remaining 295,000 shares of common stock this week. The offering was completed as a registered direct offering pursuant to a prospectus supplement to its currently effective shelf registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and a prospectus supplement to its shelf prospectus with Canadian securities regulatory authorities in theprovinces of Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario. Silver Bull paid a 6% finders fee to a Canadian finder totaling $US 94,500 with respect tocertain non-U.S. purchasers who were introduced by them. No finders fee, placement agent fees or underwriter fees were or are being paid withrespect to any purchases by U.S. investors in the offering.Silver Bull intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for continued drilling, metallurgical studies, and other geological work at the SierraMojada project, as well as payment of amounts due under option agreements to acquire certain Sierra Mojada concessions, and generalcorporate purposes.About Silver Bull: Silver Bull is a U.S. registered mineral exploration company listed on both the NYSE Amex and TSX stock exchanges andbased out of Vancouver, Canada. The flag ship "Sierra Mojada" project is located 150 kilometers north of the city of Torreon in Coahuila, Mexicoand is highly prospective for silver and zinc. Silver Bull also owns three mineral exploration licenses in Gabon, West Africa, two of which arecurrently under joint venture with AngloGold Ashanti. These licenses are prospective for gold, manganese, and iron ore.20 Copyright February 2012 © Nubian Enterprises
  21. 21. Sono Releases First Phase High Resolution Sono Resources, Inc. (OTCQB: SRCI) (the "Company" or "Sono") announces that the first definitive drilling targets have been generated from the interpretation of the data of the high resolution airborne magnetic ("HRAM") survey which was recently acquired. The results of the HRAM are of high quality and provide invaluable insight into the structural and geological setting. It would appear from the interpretation of the data that the geological evolution of this portion of the Kalahari Copper Belt ("KCB") underwent two tectonic episodes: one, a simple compressive regime, which generated the ubiquitous synclines and anticlines observed throughout the belt, followed by a later compression from a possible left lateral regional shear couple. This second episode has overprinted many Reidel structural elements and thrusting.Company geologist, Luc Antoine states, "The geology of the Bonnyridge License Blocks is all structurally controlled and the HRAM allows usbetter insight into interpretation. Encouragingly, several of the priority targets from the HRAM data interpretation coincide with the geophysicalanomalies."A detailed HRAM Map with drill targets is available for online viewing here (http://tinyurl.com/7j2vtg8).Sono engaged Dewet Drilling of Botswana in late November to utilize its 50 years of drilling experience in the region to handle the Companysphase one drilling program. The drilling program is being designed to test for the presence of sediment-hosted copper/silver mineralization at fiveof the initial target locations. It is slated to begin early January 2012.The Bonnyridge Property is located within the central portion of the Kalahari Copper Belt in Botswana. The KCB is widely characterized as thesouthwesterly extension of the Zambian/DRC Copper Belt extending through Botswana and into Namibia.About Sono Resources, Inc.Sono Resources, Inc. is a mineral exploration company seeking to acquire, explore and develop highly prospective metal projects in Africa. Itscore project, located in Botswana, covers 2965.6 square kilometers and is in the center of the Kalahari Copper Belt, recognized as one of thelargest exploration copper belts in the world.See www.sonoresourcesinc.com for more information.21 Copyright February 2012 © Nubian Enterprises
  22. 22. International Elephant Foundation 2012 GrantsThe International Elephant Foundation (IEF) today announced that it is providing more than $225,000 to support 19 elephant conservationprojects for 2012.IEF-supported projects protect elephants from poaching, seek solutions for human-elephant conflict, equip and train community conservationists,increase our knowledge of the treatment and prevention of disease and educate people. In 2012, IEF will provide over $225,000 to supportelephant conservation around the world, adding to the over $2 million total invested in conserving elephants since its inception in 1998."The future for African and Asian elephants is in our hands," said IEF Executive Director, Deborah Olson. "The elephants in zoos and circusesinspire support for the International Elephant Foundation. When someone sees, or perhaps touches, an elephant and gains a greaterunderstanding of the animal he or she has known only from picture books and video, they are then motivated to take action to save thesespecies from extinction."IEF is a non-profit organization established in 1998 by a group of zoos, circuses and other elephant care facilities to enhance and promoteelephant conservation around the world. The IEF Board of Directors includes representatives from institutions that collectively care for more than150 Asian and African Elephants in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe."We are extremely proud that through its annual grant program IEF continues to play a vital role in both helping elephants and in thepreservation of these magnificent but endangered species," said incoming IEF President Martha Fischer.The following elephant conservation projects will receive support from IEF in 2012:As a non-profit organization dedicated to elephant conservation, education and research, IEF funds worthy elephant conservation and researchprojects worldwide. To learn more about IEF or to contribute to elephant conservation efforts, please visit IEFs website atwww.elephantconservation.org/. Simba Energy Inc. Joins OTCQXOTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), the financial information and technology services company that provides the worlds largestelectronic marketplace for broker-dealers to trade unlisted stocks, announced that Simba Energy Inc. (OTCQX: SMBZF; TSX.V: SMB) is nowtrading on the highest tier of the OTC market, OTCQX®. Simba Energy is an oil and gas exploration company focused on overlooked and underexplored basins in Africa.Simba Energy began trading today on the OTC markets prestigious tier, OTCQX International. Investors can find current financial disclosuresand Real-Time Level 2 quotes for Simba Energy on www.otcmarkets.com."The OTCQX platform supports a transparent marketplace with high quality issuers, financial information disclosure and efficient trading for U.S.investors," said R. Cromwell Coulson, President and Chief Executive Officer of OTC Markets Group. "We are pleased to welcome Simba Energyto OTCQX."Soloway Group, P.C. will serve as Simba Energys Principal American Liaison ("PAL") on OTCQX, responsible for providing guidance onOTCQX requirements.About Simba Energy Inc.Simba Energy Inc. (OTCQX: SMBZF; TSX.V: SMB) trades in the United States on OTCQX under the symbol "SMBZF", and in Canada on theTSX Venture under the symbol "SMB". Simba Energy Inc. is an oil & gas exploration company focused on overlooked and under exploredbasins in Africa. Simba holds Production Sharing Contracts in Kenya and Republic of Guinea. Simba also has a Hydrocarbon ReconnaissanceLicense in Liberia and is in advanced negotiations for Production Sharing Agreements in Mali and Ghana.About OTC Markets Group Inc.OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM) operates the worlds largest electronic marketplace for broker-dealers to trade unlisted stocks. OurOTC Link™ platform supports an open network of competing broker-dealers that provide investors with the best prices in over 10,000 OTCsecurities. We categorize the wide spectrum of OTC-traded companies into three tiers - OTCQX (the intelligent marketplace), OTCQB® (theventure marketplace), and OTC Pink™ (the open marketplace) - so investors can identify the level and quality of information companiesprovide. To learn more about how OTC Markets Group makes the unlisted markets more transparent, informed, and efficient, visitwww.otcmarkets.com.Subscribe to the OTCQX RSS FeedSOURCE OTC Markets Group Inc.22 Copyright February 2012 © Nubian Enterprises
  23. 23. Africas premier digital distribution service Signs Award Winning ArtistsSpinlet, Africas premier digital distribution service, has signed on a significant roster of new artists to the service, making it the largest platformfor music discovery throughout Africa. Spinlet has signed nonexclusive agreements with artists being encouraged to sell their music in as manyplaces as possible so the result is creating wealth for the artist and the people who work so hard to bring African music to life."Spinlets goal is to solve the distribution and piracy issues within Africa. Exclusive agreements can offer a unique user experience, it is notstrongly encouraged with our content acquisition team," says Spinlet COO Sami Leino, "We feel Spinlets user platform speaks for itself. We arethe only service dedicated to fighting the long fight against piracy with structured deals in the artists favor, bringing in marketing support tocreate revenue, and sharing of artists music internationally."This has made Spinlet the first stop in signing agreements for distributing their music digitally in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and Ghana. Spinletis pleased to announce the following label agreements, bringing an array of multi-national, award winning artists who have joined the Spinletfamily.Alapomeji Records (9ice), Chocolate City (Brymo, M.I, Jesse Jags, Ice Prince), Hypertek (2Face Idibia), Game Time (Lineo), Funky Money Ent(Konga), Syndik8 Records (Lynxx, E Jay, Ikon), Flytime (Tiwa Savage, P Square – Invasion Album), Too Much Music (Femi Juba), Starville(Shank), DJ Jimmy Jatt, Show Dem Camp (Ghost,Tec, Lucci and Poe), Storm Records (Naeto C Sasha, Tosin Martins, YQ, and Yung6ix),Cobhams Asuquo Music Productions (Bez), Timaya, Play Records (Rilwan, Mimi), Effya, Ghetto Ruff (Jozi, Nancy G), Sunset Distribution andmany, many more.One of the many exciting and unique ways Spinlet has made adding music to the distribution service is through the self-guided artist upload tool.Any Independent artist and music rights holder can upload their music for sale on the Spinlet platform.Windows: http://www.spinlet.com/AMLI/tools/SpinletMusicExtractionUtility.msiOSX: http://www.spinlet.com/AMLI/tools/SpinletMusicExtractionUtility.dmgSpinlet supports its artists through social aspects provided on the service and through unique marketing partnerships. "Spinlet is pleased to workwith such a talented group of musicians, it makes our service appealing to so many brands and music lovers worldwide, the response we havegotten is overwhelming in the best way possible," says Eric Idiahi, Spinlet CEO. Sunbelt Expands to Power Developing NationsSunbelt International (http://www.sunbelt-inter.com/) (OTCBB: SUNB) is pleased to announce expansion through the developing nation initiative.The company announced today that they will offer a wide service range through the Operation Network to provide critically nee ded local Turbineand Solar PV services and technical support to the energy users in Africa. Sunbelt International president Fang Soo Lui realizes the potential thisinitiative has for both the company and the end users. Mr.Lui has had several meetings with the Developing Nations and Aid organizations whoare planning to invest in the future of developing countries, and exploit Africas huge energy potential as a weapon against poverty.Currently, 600 million people in Africa live with no access to electricity. The enormous solar energy potential in Africa is currently underutilized,and only accounts for less than 2% of installed world solar facilities or solar / wind farms. Of the fossil energy sources that are exploited in Africa,only 25% of oil production is consumed locally. Limited energy development in the region has resulted in one of the lowest use of modern energysources. More than 75% of sub-Saharan Africans have no access to electricity, compared to fewer than 15% of Latin Americans and EastAsians. Sunbelt International can facilitate current efforts to spur economic growth and reduce poverty by providing the region with a neededenergy supply.Developing countries are a large market for the sustainable energy systems provided by Sunbelt International. Due to poor infrastructure, andlarge initial investment requirements, only 7 percent of the potential market is being reached. At least half of the African Continents 53 countriescould profitably produce Wind / Solar energy. Sunbelt International is pleased to reach these markets to provide sustainable energy solutions.Sunbelt International Inc. Fang Soo Liu President fangsooliu@sunbeltenergy.netinfo@sunbeltenergy.net www.sunbeltenergy.netSOURCE Sunbelt International Inc.23 Copyright February 2012 © Nubian Enterprises
  24. 24. African Diplomatic Community Attends Leon H. Sullivan EventAn excited crowd of Africanists gathered December 16, 2011 along with members of the African DiplomaticCommunity, Heads of State, Congressmen, and Senators for the Leon H. Sullivan Honors event at the MarriottWardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.Known as the “Sullivan Honors” and named for the late Reverend Leon H. Sullivan, the event highlights theachievements of individuals and entities that have provided exemplary service to the cause of humanity on thecontinent of Africa.“A Bridge to Africa,” the theme of the evening event and the focus of the Leon H. Sullivan Foundation, has beeninstilled in and is created through the work of the organization. The organization develops projects and programsthrough its unique “Sullivan Summits” that focus on eradicating poverty and promoting economic development. Mrs.Hope Sullivan Masters, President and CEO of the Leon H. Sullivan Foundation stated yesterday, “Tonight, we honorAfrica…we celebrate all of Africa…and wecelebrate very significant sons of Africa thisevening.”The 2011 distinguished Honorees were H.E.John A. Kufuor, former President of Ghana; H.E.Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria;and the African Union. Each “Sullivan Honor”was awarded as a way to signify the Honorees’efforts in championing human rights, democracy,good governance, poverty eradication, and acommitment to solving Africa’s ailing issues ineconomic development. H.E. John A. Kufuor H.E. Olusegun ObasanjoOn a special note, US Agency for International Development Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah was also in attendance andgave a speech stating, “We (USAID) remain committed to making sure we engage with the continent and its leadersand its entrepreneurs, its women farmers, its medical doctors, its patients, in a manner that is respectful, in a mannerthat prioritizes partnerships, in a manner that respects the great innovation and incredible success of so many Africaneconomies, that even during this challenging time for the global community are growing at 7, 8, 9, or 10%.”The role of development: promoting economic growth, eradicating poverty, and creating an environment of hope, isone in part of the Leon H. Sullivan Foundation’s ideals.Dr. Shah went on to say, “We stand with you in a spirit of real partnership and support, and we seek to learn as muchfrom our engagements on the continent as we have to offer…”Distinguished guests of the night included members of congress such as Congressman Bobby Rush, who washonored with the title of “Sullivan Soldier”—a title that is given to individuals for their commitment toward buildingcommunity service projects and providing a voice to individuals who have none. Other Sullivan Soldiers includedReverend Peter Mathews, Reverend Tony Lee, and Ralph Perkins.Congressman Bobby Rush, in the opening of his speech, paid tribute to the late Rev. Sullivan stating that, “Dr. LeonSullivan was a visionary who saw beyond our problems and recognized our potential, he saw beyond our differencesand recognized our distinction, he saw beyond our poverty and recognized our prosperity. Let me remind you that theSullivan Principles are the proven pathways for Africa and the diaspora…”24 Copyright February 2012 © Nubian Enterprises

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