Othelia JOY Show, BEEAFRICAN.COM new TV series and hosted by Ms. Othelia Marwieh, showcased Esther Jocelyne Fame' Fantebala clothing lines during the Young E’nnovative Leaders of Liberia (YELL) 2015 summit; and the theme of the summit was YELL For Liberia.
Esther Fame is a brilliant and a stylist African clothes designer; and she is a born native of Cameroon, West Africa. She considered herself to be of What African in the diaspora should be an entrepreneur, who is not afraid to showcase the best of African clothings, designs and stylists.
Fantabela is the name of Esther Fame’ clothing lines. And the Esther has been in the designer industry for 12 years.
Fantabela is a multicultural fashion house. The line is inspired by my West African roots and upbringing in Cameroon. I desire to share the African culture in its complexity and beauty.
Fantabela is a Fair trade company, meaning that I only work with artisans I fully know and I pay them at a fair rate so they can live off of their craft and trade and provide for their families.
Fantabela therefore, partners and works only with Third World Country artisans ( tailors, seamstresses, fabric traders, accessory makers, craftmakers....) or with artisans we fully know from the United Staes and other parts of the world. The goal is to provide those men and women with a substantial source of income that will benefit them as well as the communities they live in.
Fantabela pride is that of being a line that is ethically conscious, fabulous and classy! And we always set the trend!
Please visit: Fantabela.com to buy African clothes and more African stuffs.
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The 2015 Young E’nnovative Leaders of Liberia (YELL)’ summit ended with a pulsate remark and a thoughtful success-speech from its president, Mr. Garcon Morweh, who called on all Liberians to get involved in Liberia, including Liberia’ problems and solutions. "Not only talk about the negativity about Liberia on social media.... get involved," Mr. Garcon challenged Liberians. Mr. Garcon Morweh also thanks all of his hard working committees, staffs, delegates, speakers, and also the panelists, sponsors and audience for making this year’ YELL summit—a promising non-profit organization that there for the good for the Liberian people, in Liberia and in the diaspora.
The summit, which was well organized and structured by YELL personnel in Sacramento, California, including Mrs. Narwale Washington (ACFLi former president), Mrs. Jlay Tor and others, challenges Liberians in the diaspora and Liberians in Liberia to give young Liberians “any tools that will move Liberia forward” and not backward; and this is what one of the panelists and a special delegate Mr. Franklin Wesseh, who serves as the National executive Chairman For Center for the Exchange of Intellectual Opinions (CEIO), told the audience: “[Liberians] are stopping the growth of Liberia.” He added that “No good environment to build a better Liberia.” And also, he positioned Liberia as always a failure: “Nothing that [Liberians | Liberia] can show since 1847,” which pointed some of the difficulties that Liberia has failed, many times, to give its youth a better life.
Also, this year’s YELL summit saw some of the improvement and encouragement that YELL can do for Liberians, including those Liberians that are born to other nationalities. In fact, almost of the panelists mentioned good deeds of which credited YELL for what its organization is doing for Liberia—for a better future. YELL’ acknowledgement of its good deed seems to welcome any thoughtful thoughts and ideas that will help put its organization at the very top of the globe and signal a strength of Enovation, of which the organization is defined, that YELL care for Liberia and it youth.
YELL for Liberia 2015 summit, as the slogan was chatted during a photo taking, reminded other Liberians’ organizations that YELL’s 4th annual summit was a success and will always be a success because of the good deeds that it has considered and declared during the founding of the non-profit organization “in 2011 by a team of talented young professional Liberians who were driven by their desire to help shape the destiny of their beloved country Liberia through advocacy, networking, collaboration, empowerment, active participation, and exemplary leadership,” according to Yell4liberia.org.
Mr. Garcon Morweh, YELL' president addressed Liberians and others in California' capital, Sacramento (YELL' image)
Thus, as it precisely stated in YELL’ handbook that YELL is not a political institute, YELL 2015 summit also welcomes Liberians’ thoughts and feelings about Liberia, and of which ended the summit with Question and Answer dialogue between the audience and YELL 2015 summit’ panelists and delegates.
Some panelists during Q&A dialogue with the audience (BeeAfrican’ image)
According to YELL Vice President, and the observation during YELL 2015 summit by our staffs disclosed and delivered what YELL vice President meat when she made this statement about Liberians’ challenges and so as YELL’:
"Our biggest challenge, thus far, has been building a strong community presence. As a solution, we decided to host the summit in a different state each year. As Liberians, we are still recovering from the effects of the civil war. One such effect is the unwillingness to trust each other and the inability to work together. These are self-imposed stereotypes, and as the young generation of Liberians, we are actively tearing down those misconceptions and stereotypes. By collaborating with the local Liberian communities and other organizations, we are proving that Liberians can and do work together to bring about change."
Also, YELL 2015’ summit opened up with a series of suggestions about the next YELL’s summit, which will be held in New York of 2016, and support for YELL and the delegates, of which called on ordinal Liberians at the summit to pledged donation. Mr. Watfa Oneseus pledged computer donation to Mr. Franklin Wesseh, chairman of CEIO.
Right: Mr. Watfa Oneseus pledged computer donation to CEIO. (BeeAfrican’ Image)
About the 2015 YELL’s summit
YELL’ 4th Annual Young Liberians summit was held in California’s capital, Sacramento. The program lasted for four days from August 20 to 23, 2015 at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel – 2001 Point West Way, Sacramento, CA 95815.
YELL’ 2015 summit had special guest speakers, including some of Liberia’s emerging and young leaders, namely Mr. Randall Dobayou, Global anti-poverty advocate; Ms. Leelai M. Kpukuyou, secretary-General of the Liberian Business Association, LIBA; Mr. Kimmie Weeks, Executive director of the Youth Action International; Amb. Macdella Cooper, founder of the Macdella Cooper Foundation (MCF); Mr. Elijah Nyaneor, one of YELL’ active member; and alongside with Ms. Venus Johnson, Associate attorney General at California Department of Justice. The summit also added more speakers and youth.
According to YELL’s said establishment and observance by BEEAFRICAN.COM staff, its aim of this year’s summit engaged not only young Liberians or Liberians in general, but also those that are interesting in Liberia and its infrastructure, businesses, government and particularly the Liberian people: youth. However, with the on-going deadly Ebola crisis, which spotlighted one of this year YELL’ guest speakers Mr. Randall Dobayou that called on the Liberian government to help pay for all Liberian student school fees, “YELL’s summit provided some information and a more precise fact about the Ebola situation in Liberia,” one of our staff testified.
Even though YELL’s 2015 summit ended with an open dialog, such as Q&A about Liberia and the Ebola crisis, its organization reminds the public that “YELL is not a political organization. [YELL] focus on nation building through activism and community service.”
YELL 2015 summit, included Mr. Amos Mongrue as one of the master of ceremonies. Mr. Mongrue was a former BeeAfrican' talk show host for "To The Point."
The Drinkable Book is both a water filter and an instruction manual for how and why to clean drinking water. This technology (pAge drinking paper) uses a thick, sturdy sheet of paper embedded with silver nanoparticles, which are lethal for microbes. This paper was created and shown to be highly antibacterial during Theresa's Ph.D. at McGill University. Additionally, these filters meet US EPA guidelines for bacteria removal to produce safe drinking water.
The pages are used to eliminate bacteria.
A new invention promises to make dirty drinking water potable by filtering it through the pages of a book.
The “drinkable book,” which was presented Monday at the American Chemical Society’s 250th national meeting in Boston, consists of pages that are treated with silver or copper and printed with instructions for how to use them: tear out a page, insert it in a filter holder and pour unclean water through it. Any bacteria present will absorb the silver or copper ions, effectively removing 99% of bacteria from the water, according to BBC News.
Dr. Teri Dankovich, who developed the drinkable book, says it is intended for use in developing countries where contaminated water poses major health risks. One page can filter 100 liters, and a whole book could filter one person’s drinking water for four years. The invention has already been tested using artificially contaminated water in the lab and at real sites in Bangladesh, Ghana and South Africa.
The book has yet to be tested in filtering other kinds of microorganisms, like viruses. While Dankovich has so far been making the product by hand with her colleagues, she would like to see commercial production take the invention to a larger scale.
"More than 3.4 million people die each year from water, sanitation, and hygiene- related causes. Nearly all deaths, 99 percent, occur in the developing world." World Health Organization.
When it eventually launches in South Africa, the popular video-on-demand service, Netflix, will find a competitor waiting for it. TechCentral reports that Naspers, South Africa’s largest media company, is set to announce its new streaming video service on Aug. 19.
Last January Netflix announced its intention to launch in the South African market within two years, as part of its global expansion strategy. In South Africa, as in many other countries where the service is not available, people have been using Netflix via virtual private network (VPN) providers which make them appear as if they’re logging on from within the United States.
While at least three streaming video providers—Vidi, Altech Node and MTN’s FrontRow—have already launched in South Africa, they have failed to attract the hoped-for volume of subscribers. Traditional pay-TV is still popular, and it’s dominated by Naspers subsidiary Multichoice, which says its DsTV service has 5.4 million subscribers in the country.
To get its streaming service off the ground quickly, Naspers (through Multichoice) acquired a stake in Icflix, a service based in the UAE that currently offers Indian, Arabic, and Hollywood content. Like Netflix, Iclix is also investing in studios to produce original content. Its offering is likely to be pretty different from Netflix’s US-heavy selection, therefore, and it will be interesting to see how (or indeed whether) South Africans choose between the two services. Access to this content, as well as Icflix’s existing user base in Middle Eastern countries could give Naspers’ a competitive edge, as it launches before Netflix in these markets.
Another issue for Netflix in South Africa—and in other emerging markets—will be licensing. This, as Jan Vermulen, a South African technology journalist, points out, is a tricky business. The rights to offer video-on-demand are generally sold by region, so Netflix may not be able to offer South Africans a lot of the content its US subscribers can watch.
Naspers has also set up an interesting competitive market within itself. Vermulen reports that although it was Multichoice that acquired the stake in Icflix, Naspers then split the streaming service off from it. So these two entities within Naspers will battle each other head-on for subscribers in countries where they both operate—an unnerving contest for them, perhaps, but a shrewd bet by Naspers to make sure it stays relevant, however people watch TV.