Children’s Book on Clean Water, Sanitation Set in Liberia

first_img– Advertisement – Liberian-American writer/blogger Chantal Victoria has released her first children’s book, Janjay, set in Liberia.The plot of the book centers around 8-year-old Janjay, a smart, curious, energetic girl who one day neglects her responsibility of collecting clean water for her family to join a friend for an afternoon adventure.According to a press release, the story is packed with humor and local language dialogue to capture the essence of Liberian culture.Children everywhere can enjoy the tale because of relatable characters, relationships, and experiences. There is a strong message on the global issue of access to clean water that resonates with millions of girls around the world.The book is available on May 24 in paperback, eBook, and audiobook versions everywhere books are sold including on the author’s site (, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, audible, and iBooks.About Chantal VictoriaChantal Victoria (Chantal Victoria Kyei, nee Bright) is a first generation Liberian-American. Due to the civil wars in Liberia, her family sought refuge in the United States where she grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She holds a Master’s with a concentration in Environmental Management from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science.She resides in London, England with her husband.For more information about Janjay, please visit or contact by email at [email protected] this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Angling for easier approach

first_imgThe Nu-Skin’s development process is much like how the 46-year-old began the company 10 years ago. He was on a week-long trip to the Clarion Islands aboard the Polaris Supreme. After a day of catching numerous tuna, the crew spent the entire night re-spooling more than 40 reels so the anglers would have fresh lines the next day. “They spent the entire night doing something that could be done in one hour,” he recalled. “I figured there had to be a better way.” That led the warehouse operator to invent Swifty Line Removers, a plastic reel that can remove line with a drill motor. It has become so popular it now is used industry-wide around the world. Campbell, a past president of the Pasadena-based Turner’s Outdoorsman Rod and Reel Club, said he thinks of fishing gear that might be useful. He then designs it and works with companies, all based in Southern California, to manufacture the equipment. He puts the finishing touches on the gear in an Azusa warehouse and markets it to fishing retailers and the public. This week, he will be at the Fred Hall Fishing and Tackle Show in San Francisco and at the Hickory Sports and Power Boat Show in North Carolina. “I like to find stuff to help people out,” he said. “I’m a tinkerer. “It’s what I like to do.” After devising the line remover, Campbell designed a release tool to help release the hook from fresh and saltwater fish, where the angler does not have to touch the fish. Then it was the PowerWasher System, which helps anglers clean braided monofilament line without chemicals that take away from the line’s strength. He also has developed Diamondite, a different and faster way to wrap rods; rod adhesives, a faster and easier way to replace worn-out rod grips and a way to splice different types of line and hooks faster and better. “I was able to turn a hobby into a business,” he said. “Fishing is my love. Helping and serving others to learn about fishing has been my life’s passion.” [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2272 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I went to my CPA in Arcadia and I asked him what makes him mad about fishing,” Campbell recalled. “He told me that he gets tired of scratching and banging his reels. Reels are no longer inexpensive. “They can cost $300, $400, or more. I thought I could find a way to help protect the reels.” That led to Nu-Skin, an adhesive, clear plastic-like surface that helps protect against scratches. But the product almost didn’t make it to the industry-only ICAST show. Exiting the freeway in Las Vegas, Campbell was in an accident. The product had to be at the Las Vegas Convention Center at a specific time. His wife, Diana, flagged down a passing motorist to hitch a ride to the show while Campbell took care of the family van. “This is for fishermen,” he said of his 10-year-old San Gabriel Valley-based company. “I want to assist them in catching more fish. I just want to take the opportunity to help people.” Campbell’s firm came away with a prestigious ICAST industry show award last year and Campbell said he has four products in the works to help anglers improve their abilities this year. Swifty introduced the Nu-Skin Rod Armor last year and at the American Sportfishing Association’s ICAST trade show in Las Vegas, the reel protector was named best new accessory. More than 188 companies entered more than 500 products for awards in 15 categories. center_img AZUSA – Tim Campbell loves to fish. But more than anything, he seems to love to tinker. And it’s a good thing, too. The Glendora resident has turned his inquisitive nature into a successful and growing fishing business, Swifty Manufacturing. last_img read more

Norwich star Martin ready to play anywhere in bid for promotion

first_imgNorwich defender and captain Russell Martin has no problem playing in any position for manager Neil Adams and will happily sit on the bench for the good of the team.The Scotland international has watched his side drop to tenth in the Championship table after two consecutive defeats but he says it has nothing to do with where he plays on the pitch.“If the manager picks me at centre-back I play there and if he picks me at right-back I play there,” Martin told the Norwich website.“It will be the same if he picks me to sit on the bench at any point, I will sit there. I will play anywhere I’m asked. He picks the team on merit and picks a team to win the game on any given day.”“I feel comfortable playing in both positions in this league just as I did in the Premier League. I play at centre back internationally and have kept my place in the team for the last 18 months playing against some of the world’s best strikers and thoroughly enjoying it.“I have spoken before about having a preference and seeing CB as somewhere I will end up playing regularly as I feel it will prolong my career at this high level as the demands on a modern day full back get higher and higher.” 1 Russell Martin in action for Norwich last_img read more