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Annual Gala: Indo-Caribbean Alliance to Honor NYS Senator Roxanne Persaud and Community Leaders on October 28
Jamaica, New York, October 8, 2016:
Come October 28, and Indo-Caribbean Alliance (ICA) will felicitate New York senator Roxxane Persaud and other leaders on their 4th annual gala.
The event will be held at NYC Arena located at 91-12 144th Place, Jamaica, NY 11435 at 8pm.
For the event, one attractive theme would be a Grand Masquerade Ball reminiscent of “A Night In Venice.”
The emcee will be Shamina Rai, former producer and host of the Emmy Award Winning PIX 11 News and will feature an evening of food, cocktails and live entertainment by Amit Inderdeo.
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About Indo-Caribbean Alliance (ICA): It is a nonprofit organisation that provides vital programs, services, and advocacy in New York City. The gala will highlight ICA’s work over the past year, and honor individuals who have made significant contributions to Indo-Caribbean society in America. The event raises funds to enhance and expand ICA’s efforts to empower the community and strengthen the fight for social justice.
Senator Roxanne J. Persaud was elected to the 19th Senatorial District in November 2015 after serving in the State Assembly. Roxanne spent many years as a Higher Education Administrator prior to being elected to the State Legislature.
In addition, she was a member of Community Action Board of the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development and Chairperson of the Neighborhood Advisory Board – District 18. Her dedication towards community involvement and her interest in helping others stretches well beyond Brooklyn.
Roxanne was born in Guyana, South America and migrated to the United States with her parents and siblings. She is a graduate of Pace University from which she holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Education Administration.
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“I thank the Indo-Caribbean Alliance (ICA) for selecting me as an Honoree. ICA’s commitment to advocating for the community in general and the Indo-Caribbean population specifically must be commended. Their work speaks of true commitment to education and involvement while bridging the gap between generations” said Senator Roxanne J. Persaud. “I look forward to their success as the organisation continues its growth.”
ICA’s Chairperson Faudia Baijnauth said: “We are excited for this year’s Venetian masquerade-themed gala honoring Senator Persaud and other leaders. It’s one of the highly anticipated events in the community with the most influential individuals. It’s also an opportunity for us to show how we have improved and expanded our programs”.
“We are thrilled to support the important work ICA does every day in the neighbourhood and look forward to continuing to partner with them” said Hero Sponsor and Host Committee Member Patrick Kearns of Leo F. Kearns Funeral Homes.
“For decades Indo-Caribbean business owners, entrepreneurs and immigrant community have contributed so much to making Jamaica the #1 neighbourhood in NYC. We are so grateful for ICA and their contributions especially in educating and empowering the youth in Jamaica and look forward to another record-breaking gala at the NYC Arena.” said Rhonda Binda, Executive Director of the Jamaica Business Improvement District and Host Committee Member.
“ICA helps to ensure that the community we call home continues to thrive. I am proud to contribute in a very small way to support these collective triumphs” said Adrian Drepaul, Hero Sponsor. “Indo-Caribbeans and South Asians are a growing force in Queens and I am inspired by the great work our people are doing.”
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Sponsors include (list in formation): Leo F. Kearns Funeral Homes, Adrian Drepaul, The Law Office of Nicholas Loaknauth, The QueensWay, All Purpose Electrical, Coupons.com, Demerara Distillers.
Tickets and more information available online at www.indocaribbean.org/gala-2016. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 347-566-1422.
The Reformation in England is notorious for the religious impact it had on the countries of the world, and the current ongoing dispute among the various factions of Catholicism and Protestantism. Three Blind Mice, a rhyme that emerged in 1609, roughly a few years after the death of Queen Elizabeth I, is somewhat a dark reminder of the Dark Ages.
The Reformation began in England when King Henry VIII broke away from the Catholic church because he wanted to divorce his wife, to marry another woman who would bear him a male heir. His wife was a devout catholic and refused to give up her crown to another. The king decided to break away from the Papacy, from Rome, where the Catholic church reigned from. He created the Church of England, and put himself as the legal head. England broke into two factions based on religion, and after Henry's death, the country was plunged in war.
Henry's eldest daughter, Queen Mary I took the throne after her father, and propagated Catholicism, as taught by her mother. Henry's other daughter, through his second wife, Queen Elizabeth I embraced the Protestant faith. Queen Mary was always paranoid of losing her throne to Elizabeth, and she hated the Protestants because of what happened to her mother. She set about ruthlessly persecuting anyone who openly professed their faith, which led to her being known as 'Bloody Mary'.
Illustration of Christian protestants being burned at the stake Image source: wikimedia commons
History has recorded the death of three Bishops, Ridley, Lattimer, and Crammer, known as the Oxford martyrs. They were burned at stake for teaching the Protestant doctrine. The rhyme Three Blind Mice is believed to be an allegorical allusion to the incident of the bishops' execution. They are called 'blind' because of their refusal to recant their confession. Queen Mary is said to have "cut off their tales with a carving knife" and is referred to as a farmer's wife to lighten the scene for children; perhaps to also reduce the ruthlessness of the act.
Three blind mice. Three blind mice.
See how they run. See how they run.
They all ran after the farmer's wife,
Who cut off their tails with a carving knife,
Did you ever see such a sight in your life,
As three blind mice (Modern version of the rhyme, Wikipedia)
Three Blind Mice is sung widely in nurseries of the world by little children, often innocent of the true story behind it.
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The pandemic brought about a global boom of entrepreneurship in 2020. Thousands of small businesses launched in the UK last year, and many were very successful. Some businesses started as passion projects, while others aimed to fill a hole in the pandemic market. Services and products, like at-home workouts, popped up all over social media from new and exciting businesses. The pandemic left many Brits financially unstable and scared for the future of their career. Launching their own business gave them something to focus on again and a small amount of income.
The Financial Times reported that the number of registered companies in the UK increased by 30% in 2020. As the world returns to normal, it will be interesting to see how these new businesses approach the post-pandemic world.
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If you have just set up a new business, here are some essential marketing tips to get the ball rolling:
Exploit social media
Social media is one of the most effective marketing platforms available. You can connect with a global audience for free and market your product or service to them. Post consistently and use high-quality imaging to catch your audience's attention. Engage with potential customers by replying to direct messages, comments, shares and likes. Use a few platforms to maximise your exposure and create a strong brand identity.
You can connect with a global audience for free and market your product or service to them. | Photo by Alexander Shatov on Unsplash
Network as much as you can
Networking is a vital part of business, and you can do it on and offline. Use sites like LinkedIn to connect with fellow entrepreneurs and those in different industries. Reach out to them directly and ask about their company or role. You might be surprised by how much you can learn from one conversation. Once in-person events return, you should look to make the most out of meeting people in your industry. You might find brands to collaborate with or a mentor to learn from. Make sure to hand out your business cards at the event so people can get in touch with you in the future.
Networking is a vital part of business, and you can do it on and offline. | Photo by Chris Montgomery on Unsplash
Create a blog
You need to be an expert in your industry. Create a blog and share your journey of learning to be a business owner. You can share your expertise and why you started the company, which other entrepreneurs can read and learn from. Your knowledge and experience might be extremely helpful for those just starting out. Use a range of marketing techniques to launch your business into the next phase.
Use a range of marketing techniques to launch your business into the next phase. | Photo by Sincerely Media on Unsplash
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One of Indias fast growing Direct To Consumer (DTC) beauty and personal care brands, MyGlamm, launches its national TVC around the message 'All Natural #NoNasties today with actress Shraddha Kapoor, who is also an investor in the brand.
Kapoor who has a great millennial and Gen Z connect introduces 'My SUPERFOODS Kajal' which has No Parabens, No Mineral Oils, No Nasties while still being long-lasting and smudge-free and made with the goodness of nature. This is followed by many girls trying applying the kajal with confidence and while highlighting the ingredients Avocado Oil, Goji Berries, Vitamin E and Sunflower Seed Oil.
Commenting on the campaign, Apratim Majumder, CMO, MyGlamm says "Women have been telling us about what they want from their beauty products for a while now. Wikimedia Commons
The brand focuses on creating quality products that are high efficacy made with all-natural and no chemicals in the formulae. his campaign follows the #TellMyGlammWhatYouWant campaign where women logged in to tell the company what they wanted from their beauty products. It aims to establish a beauty democracy by giving consumers the power to tell the brand what they want thus changing the entire experience of how women buy beauty products in India.
Commenting on the campaign, Apratim Majumder, CMO, MyGlamm says "Women have been telling us about what they want from their beauty products for a while now. We have been innovating to serve those needs with products. When they told us that they want a kajal that is not only long-lasting and smudge-proof but also takes care of their eyes, we knew we had to do this. The campaign is about telling everyone out there who told us they need a kajal that cares, MyGlamm Superfoods Kajal is here for you! The campaign debued on MyGlamm's social channels- YouTube & Instagram on September 16. (IANS/ MBI)
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