Wednesday, 17 August 2011

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Trumpet Connect holds in Leicester on August 20.
Following the successful launch of Trumpet Connect in Hackney, East London last week, another inspiring networking event holds in Leicester in Britain’s East Midlands on Saturday August 20, 2011.

Trumpet Connect is a Business, Professional and Social Networking event rolled into one which aims to connect individuals with organisations.

Trumpet Connect – Hackney featured inspiring speakers including Mavis Amankwah – the CEO of Rich Visions PR, Seye Aina – the CEO of Paceworking Events, and Tokunbo Okeowo – a Consultant Pharmacist specialising in Oncology and Haematology. Also in attendance as Special Guest was The Worshipful the Speaker of the London Borough of Hackney – Councillor Susan Fajana-Thomas. The Speaker is the borough’s Civic Representative and First Citizen. Business Owners, Professionals and Individuals from London and as far and wide as from Stevenage, Luton and Aldershot attended the maiden edition of the event.

Cllr Fajana-Thomas
Trumpet Connect - Leicester holds at Gateway to the Ark, 21 – 23 Wanlip Street, London LE1 2JS from 6pm to 9pm on Saturday August 20, 2011 and is expected to attract professionals, business owners and other individuals from the East Midlands and London.

There have already been requests for Trumpet Connect organisers to host events again in London, Luton, Milton Keynes, Aldershot, and Stevenage in the near future.

Further information about Tickets, Sponsorship and Marketing Opportunities are available at or email:

You can also read Ayoub Mzee’s coverage of Trumpet Connect – Hackney at

4 for the price of 3 adverts in The Trumpet.
We have a limited ‘4 for the price 3’ offer on advertising in The Trumpet Newspaper and Trumpet Newsbreaker. This means that if you book 4 adverts, you only pay for 3 or if you book 8 adverts you only pay for 6.

To take up this offer, please email: or telephone 020 8522 6600. This offer is valid for the first 25 people who respond.

Riots: Police waited too long - Cameron.

British Prime Minster - David Cameron has told an emergency session of the British Parliament that the police in London had initially waited too long to arrest rioters, when violent unrest broke out in several of the capital's neighborhoods last Saturday.

While he praised the bravery of individual officers, he said: "What became increasingly clear earlier this week was that there were simply far too few police deployed onto the streets. And the tactics they were using weren't working."

The eruption of looting in different places at the same time had presented "a new and unique challenge" this week, he opined - but said police had now successfully changed their approach.

The violence first broke out after a protest over the death of a London man, Mark Duggan, who Cameron said was shot by police.

Cameron promised a thorough inquiry into Duggan's death in Tottenham, North London but said it could not be used as a justification for the later violence.
The peaceful demonstration was "used as an excuse by opportunist thugs in gangs, first in Tottenham itself, then across London and then in other cities," he said. "It is completely wrong to say there is any justifiable causal link."

A massive police presence seemed to have had its desired effect in Britain with authorities reporting no major outbreaks of violence at press time.

Police in Britain are being given more tools to tackle disorder, Cameron told lawmakers, with "every contingency" being looked at, including greater powers to ask suspected troublemakers to remove face masks. Curfew powers will also be reviewed.

More than 1,200 people have now been arrested across the country, Cameron told lawmakers - who were recalled from their summer break to attend the session - and if convicted they can expect to go to jail.

Cameron said London would see a "surge" of 16,000 police officers - far more than the city's usual policing levels - on its streets through the weekend, and that "good progress" had been made in restoring order nationwide.

But much of the damage has already been done, with retailers losing more than £100 million ($161 million) in four nights of looting and violence, an analysis found.

Cameron promised government help for families and businesses whose properties have been damaged during the unrest. They will receive tax breaks and grants, including a new £20 million fund to help affected retailers get back in business, he said.

The Prime Minister said the government was looking at whether it could act to stop troublemakers using social media to coordinate looting. He urged action to deal with groups of mostly young boys, leading a "blighted life" in deprived areas, including social reforms and tough criminal justice. The United Kingdom would turn to the United States for help in tackling gangs, Cameron said, referring to efforts in Boston, Los Angeles and New York.

Cameron also said a "broken society" that had led to some children "growing up not knowing the difference between right and wrong" had to change, with parents taking on proper responsibility.

But, he added, the troublemakers did not represent the vast majority of young Britons. The nation now needed to unite to restore its image in the eyes of other countries, he said.

"A year away from the Olympics, we need to show them the Britain that doesn't destroy but builds, that doesn't give up but stands up, that doesn't look back, but always forwards," he said.

Police have been authorised to use whatever means necessary to combat unrest, with plastic bullets permitted and plans in place for water cannon to be available if needed. Water cannon have never before been used in mainland Britain.

Courts in London and elsewhere have been holding late-night sessions to try to process the large numbers of people arrested over the unrest and some people have already been jailed.

In Tottenham, where the violence first kicked off, the focus has shifted to clean-up operations. Groups handed out brooms to residents, and hundreds took to the streets to sweep up broken glass and debris.

In West London, young Sikhs stood guard outside their temple. North of the city, in Enfield, local residents chased after suspected looters. Riot police faced off not with looters but with local residents whose anger verged on mob violence.

Police said residents could help them by identifying photographs of looting suspects. The Metropolitan Police and other police forces posted surveillance photos online.

In Birmingham, the father of a man who was killed in a hit-and-run incident pleaded for calm. Tariq Jahan's son was one of three men who were mowed down by a car while protecting local businesses from looters.

Though police had not announced any link between the rioting and the incident, they said they were treating it as a murder inquiry.

"I lost my son," Jahan told a crowd of more than 1,000 that had flooded the neighborhood. "Blacks, Asians, whites. We all live in the same community. Why do we have to kill one another? What started these riots, and what's escalated them? Why are we doing this? I lost my son. Step forward if you want to lose your sons. Otherwise, calm down and go home. Please!"

The men - British Pakistanis - were returning at 1 a.m. Wednesday from prayers to a gas station they were protecting when they were hit by the car.

The violence in Britain comes against a backdrop of austerity measures and budget cuts. But Cameron, community leaders and police have repeatedly pointed to a criminal, rather than political, motivation for the looting.

Analysts say a mix of economic and social tensions has been at play in the unrest, with deprivation a key factor. Those seen taking part in rioting and looting have been from diverse ethnic backgrounds and span a wide range of ages, and many are young.

Free Legal Information session for Nigerians.
The British Nigeria Law Forum (BNLF) and the Central Association of Nigerians in the UK (CANUK) is holding free quarterly Legal Information Sessions in London for the Nigerian Community.

Areas covered include Immigration, Crime, Housing and Family Law but booking is essential to be sure to have a place.

Further information is available via email: or telephone 07765 169578.