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evy-mahlabaAt a reception held at the Four Seasons Hotel in New York City, South African Tourism CEOThandiwe January-McLeanpaid tribute to their public relations agency of record, the Portfolio Marketing Group, for their work in publicizing the 2010 FIFA World Cup in the United States.

In keeping with the spirit of South Africa's inimitable mark on the global tournament, CEO January-McLean presented Portfolio Marketing Groups President Noel Mignott and Vice President Alison Ross with a hand-made, beaded Vuvuzela in the agencys colors, which was commissioned to commemorate the agencys role in promoting the 2010 FIFA World Cup in the U.S. market.

The MTTG design/build joint venture team comprised of McKissack & McKissack, Turner Construction Company and its subsidiary Tompkins Builders and the Gilford Corporation, have announced construction is progressing with significant participation of minority and women-owned business enterprise (MWBE) firms on the Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial located on the National Mall.

The Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc. and the project's design/build team made inclusion and a spirit of diversity on the project a top priority to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. The project has achieved a significant milestone of 56 percent minority MWBE participation on the construction of the project.

oil-spillThousands of barrels of oil are leaking out of the Deepwater Horizon site each day. The oil ascends from depths of approximately 1502 m. (4928 ft.), but not all of it reaches the sea surface.

The stratified seawater of the Gulf of Mexico captures or slows the ascent of the oil, and the addition of dispersants near the oil source produces tiny droplets that float for a considerable time in the water column and may never reach the surface.

laquishia-stoneLaQuishia Stone, a 17-year-old junior from Winston-Salems Carver High School and school guidance counselor Theresa Hamer, arrived at Mount Everest base camp today after a challenging 10-day trek through the Khumbu Valley of Nepal and 9,000 feet of elevation gain.

Hamer, LaQuishia, and LaQuishia's mother, LaShonda Stone, will spend two nights at Everest base camp with the Expedition Hanesbrands climbing team as part of their three-week roundtrip cultural adventure to encourage students at Carver High School to set ambitious goals in life.