APRIL 30th: SAVE THE FROGS DAY

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Today is one month from Save The Frogs Day! This year Save The Frogs Day will be held on April 30th and already we have 50 events registered and taking place in 13 countries: Bangladesh, Estonia, Ghana, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Kingdom and the United States!

As we get closer to Save The Frogs Day, I have exciting news to share with you as well as some important information for event holders. With the support of our wonderful donors and The Pollination Project, SAVE THE FROGS! is pleased to announce that we were able to distribute $1,250 in grants to help fund Save The Frogs Day events in four countries. Congratulations to this year’s Save The Frogs Day Award winners:

* Q.M. Monzur Chowdhury – Sylhet, Bangladesh: $250
* Kristiina Kübarsepp – Elva, Estonia: $250
* Biraj Shrestha – Kathmandu, Nepal: $250
* Rajesh Jha – Kathmandu, Nepal: $250
* Sandra Owusu-Gyamfi – Kumasi, Ghana: $250

These frog savers have proven their abilities and dedication in the past, and these awards will ensure their 2016 Save The Frogs Day events are huge successes. Congratulations again to the recipients, and thanks again to all of our donors. I know we all look forward to seeing photos from their upcoming events!

For more information about Save The Frogs Day, please visit:www.savethefrogs.com/day

The Next Africa: An Emerging Continent Becomes A Global Powerhouse

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The Next Africa will change the way people think about the continent. The old narrative of an Africa disconnected from the global economy, depicted by conflict or corruption, and heavily dependent on outside donors is fading. A wave of transformation driven by business, modernization, and a new cadre of remarkably talented Africans is thrusting the continent from the world’s margins to the global mainstream.

In the coming decades the magnitude of Africa’s markets and rising influence of its people will intersect with other key trends to shape a new era, one in which Africa’s progress finally overshadows its challenges, transforming an emerging continent into a global powerhouse. The Next Africa captures this story.

Authors Jake Bright and Aubrey Hruby pair their collective decades of Africa experience with several years of direct research and interviews. Packed with profiles; personal stories, research and analysis,The Next Africa is a paradigm-shifting guide to the events, trends, and people reshaping Africa’s relationship to the world.

Bright and Hruby detail the cross-cutting trends prompting Silicon Valley venture capital funds and firms like GE, IBM, and Proctor & Gamble to make major investments in African economies, while describing how Africans are stimulating Milan runways, Hollywood studios, and London pop charts.

The Next Africa introduces readers to the continent’s burgeoning technology movement, rising entrepreneurs, groundbreaking philanthropists, and cultural innovators making an impact in music, fashion, and film. Bright and Hruby also connect Africa’s transformation to its contemporary immigrant diaspora, illustrating how this increasingly affluent group will serve as the thread that pulls the continent’s success together.

Finally, The Next Africa suggests a fresh framework for global citizens, public policy-makers, and CEOs to approach Africa. It will no longer be “The Hopeless Continent”, nor will it become an overnight utopia. Bright and Hruby offer a more nuanced, net-sum, and data-rich approach to analyzing an increasingly complex continent, reconciling its continued challenges with rapid progress.

The Next Africa describes a future of a more globally-connected Africa where its leaders and citizens wield significant economic, cultural, and political power–a future in which Americans will be more likely to own African stocks, work for companies doing business in Africa, buy African hits from iTunes, see Nigerian actors win Oscars, and learn new African names connected to tech moguls and billionaires.

The Authors

 

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Authors Jake Bright and Aubrey Hruby pair their collective decades of Africa experience with several years of direct research and interviews. Packed with profiles; personal stories, research and analysis,The Next Africa is a paradigm-shifting guide to the events, trends, and people reshaping Africa’s relationship to the world.

http://www.amazon.com/Jake-Bright/e/B00QL084RY

Beneath And Above The Surface

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Collection of versed thoughts and events contrived to work their way into the vivid imagination of the reader. The contents draw from a basic realization that regardless of apparent differences that we globally face, there is an entire inner world of feelings we personally have in common.

This collection of poetry is touching upon the invisible which is “beneath the surface” in contrast with the obvious “above the surface” as opposed to the secret and more arousing..

The Author

Luna Alegra writes poetry and short stories. Here on this page you can expect quotations written by me as well as quotations from other authors whose works I will be reading. I have published no more than 3 pieces of work, two books of poetry and a short story which means I won’t take too much of your time once you get interested in my writing.
Here’s a link to my author page on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/LUNA-ALEGRA/e/B00WC934VE/