IS SHE? -- Helene Gayle,
M.D., M.P.H. -- Director, HIV/AIDS & TB -- Bill & Melinda Gates
Dr. Helene Gayle directs the foundation's HIV/AIDS and
Tuberculosis program. Since 1995, she has served as director of
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National
Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention. She works with the
foundation on detail from CDC.
In her six years as director of the primary CDC center
addressing HIV/AIDS as well as other sexually transmitted
diseases and tuberculosis prevention, Gayle expanded
community-based HIV-prevention activities, particularly for
minority and underserved communities. She helped launch a new
global HIV/AIDS initiative, supported acceleration of syphilis
elimination efforts and expanded efforts for tuberculosis
elimination. At CDC she oversaw a multi-disciplinary staff of
more than 1,400 employees and a budget of approximately $1
IN THE KITCHEN:
Cooking Light -- Cuisine From Africa:
Moroccan Roasted Salmon with Mango Salsa (Baked salmon with
a spicy-hot Harissa Sauce offset with a delicious fruit salsa)
and North African Chicken and Couscous.
& GARDEN -- Bougainvillea -- Spectacular Vines for Hot,
Sunny Gardens (Bougainvillea spectabilis) -- I often refer to my
little boogie and my neighbor’s, as the “Bougainvilleas From
Hell,” because the vines can and will extend over fences, up
trees, down driveways and, in the case of my neighbor's boogie,
up his tall Deodar Cedar.
This year, I got a pleasant surprise when my Seafoam boogie
(better known for its showy clusters of white bracts which blush
pink in the springtime), developed a vine of red bracts.
Special Health Note: Be Aware! Know the Symptoms, Risk
Factors of Ovarian Cancer from the Ovarian Cancer National
Alliance The American Cancer Society estimates 23,000 women
will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year and 14,000 women
will die, making ovarian cancer the deadliest of the gynecologic
cancers. Raising awareness of ovarian cancer symptoms is crucial
in decreasing these startling statistics.
CENTER: Enter the Comfort Zone (CNNSI) -- Though
it always feels nice to be kneaded, a new generation of spas
will take you way beyond massages and facials. After
you've pushed your body mountain climbing, running or weight
lifting, reward it with a visit to one of the recently opened
spas around the country that specialize in treatments for the
weary athlete. Many have added customizable and innovative
services to soothe things like sun-damaged skin and strained
muscles. Water-jet massage or Balinese ginger-spice scrub,
Can We Really Do Business With African-Americans? (Premyier) --
"Buying Black" is a recurring theme amongst the African-American
community. If we are going to spend our hard-earned dollars on a
product or service, why not make the purchase from a "brotha" or
a "sista?" After all, we can choose who receives our money, so
why not reinvest in our own communities?
Increased Minority Homeownership:
Cendant Mortgage Responds to National Call (Premyier) -- In a fitting close to National Homeownership Month,
representatives of Cendant Mortgage Corporation and Habitat for
Humanity of Camden (NJ) will gather today to break ground on
construction of a new home for a needy family.
SENSE: -- Francis Hendy -- Innovative.
creative genius visionary are just some of the words used to
describe menswear designer Francis Hendy, who was named Menswear
Designer of the Year by the 2000 Michael Awards. Based in New
York's Fashion District where he has been in operation for five
years. Hendy focuses on giving his clients the ultimate in
distinguished style and versatility.
His style is daring and fashion forward, always
exploring new horizons in color, fabric and design. His vision
is fresh and focused allowing him to clearly discern the trends
in fashion and reconcile those with the needs and desires of his
clients. Hendy, a natural talent who comes from a long line of
tailors and a mother who was a seamstress homed his skills at
the Fashion Institute of Technology and Parsons School of
The Allure of Freelance Writing (Premyier) --
For those who love to write, the allure of making money from
something you love is most appealing. Being able to write; right
where you live, working in your jammies, can be the dream job.
So, how can you do what you love minus the stressful commute
without driving yourself and your family crazy?
How to Perform Gracefully in Business (Premyier)
-- People often say that business is diehard. That may be
true in some ways. They also frequently assert that business is
primarily for making money. That it requires alertness in
seeking opportunities, and entails getting used to an
ever-accelerating pace of change. All of that is definitely
right. However, in the midst of all this revolutionary thinking
and acting, one can still be graceful and candid in business.
Think You Control Your Domain Name? Think Again! (Premyier)
-- Let me ask you some questions that may sound "obvious"
but can have downright scary answers. Did you buy your domain
name from a service? Do you know who is in control of your
domain name? Have you done a "Whois" search to find out? The
answer may very well shock you!
Internet Marketing Wide Open to Women -- (Premyier)
At the April, 2002 Internet Marketing & Direct Mail Super
Conference in Atlanta only one-fifth of the audience was women
and none of the ten speakers. Several speakers mentioned that
Internet marketing is wide open for women. The question is: Why
are more women not getting involved when many are ideally
situated to take up Internet marketing?
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