Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),I am matching, Bloooburg $1000,000.00 Call all the networkks and I will have aPress conferance whem OUR great President wants. Fly me on one of you jets to Florida or a swing state.. Michael Tucker. [email protected] 479-650-6453… Arkansas.. Image by the Republican National Convention.ERIE — With Election Day drawing closer, Eric Trump, son of President Donald Trump, will be on the stump in Erie today.He will hold a Make America Great Again campaign rally at 6 p.m. at the Bayfront Convention Center. Doors will open at 5 p.m.Image by Rory Pollaro/WNYNewsNow.To attend, people must register for free tickets. No more than two tickets will be issued per mobile number and registration must be confirmed. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.President Trump has held two rallies in Erie, one in 2016 and one Oct. 10, 2018, which was covered in person by WNY News Now.
A working group report commissioned to exam job creation opportunities in the Gaoth Dobhair Business Park is to be launched next Friday.Largo Foods were one of the companies which left the estate.It follows the recent loss of many jobs in various sectors in the West Donegal region in recent months.They included the Largo Foods plant and many others. Údarás na Gaeltachta said the interagency working group charged with exploring potential enterprise development for Gaoth Dobhair Business Park will publish its findings – six month after the report was originally expected to be completed.The move has been welcomed by local Sinn Fein TD Pearse Doherty.“I of course welcome this announcement that this long awaited report into job creation and new enterprise development for Gaoth Dobhair Business Park is finally being unveiled.”“I have continuously pushed for the publication of this interagency report ever since this time last year when the area was dealt a huge blow following the shock announcement by Largo Foods that it was to cease its manufacturing operations in Gaoth Dobhair with the loss of 146 jobs subsequently transferring all operations to Ashbourne in County Meath.” “The Government at the time announced that a task force would be established to examine potential job opportunities in the wake of these job losses and that a report would be drawn up within six months – one year on we’re finally going to see the contents of this eagerly awaited report.”“The fact that the Government has missed its own target by six months doesn’t bode well for future job creation; however, its publication is better late than never.”He added there is indeed a burning need for a strategy with clear targets with regards to job creation for West Donegal and I hope that this report provides us with such a strategy in order to tackle the problem.“The people of Donegal are all too used to reports which have been drawn up by various task forces through the years which have turned out to be nothing more than glorified dust gatherers on department shelves.”“Hopefully this report is different, and if it does in fact prove to be so, then my Sinn Féin party colleagues and I will support it as we will indeed lend our support to anything which has the potential to bring much needed jobs to West Donegal.” HOPE FOR JOBS AS GROUP MEETS TO BREATH NEW INDUSTRY INTO WEST DONEGAL was last modified: March 22nd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
There are very few options to curethe deadly XDR-TB strain.(Image: tballiance.org) A doctor examines a TB patient. Several campaigns are currently in placeTo educate the public about TB.(Image: Stoptb.org)Khanyi MagubaneA new, advanced diagnostic method to detect multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) will now cut the diagnosis time from two to three months, to just a day or two.Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang launched the new diagnosis tool on 1 July 2008 at a four-day TB conference in South Africa.She says the development of the new diagnostic tool follows a high level Southern African Development Community meeting, hosted by South Africa, where medical researchers were urged to find a quicker way to test for multi-drug-resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) TB.“Successful prevention and treatment of multiple-drug-resistant TB has been undermined by conventional drug susceptibility testing that is prone to difficulties and takes a long time before a diagnosis can be made,” Tshabalala-Msimang said.The research initiative was conducted in partnership between the World Health Organisation, the Stop TB Partnership, UNITAID and the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics. South African partners included the national Department of Health and Medical Research Council.The new molecular testing method to diagnose MDR-TB, which until now was used only for research purposes in countries including South Africa, will be made available to 16 nations in Africa.The new method, or line probe assays, involves testing the DNA collected from a swab of a patient’s saliva. An accurate diagnosis can then be made within two days.This is a marked improvement on the old method. In most developing countries, TB patients would be tested for MDR-TB only after they had failed to respond to standard TB treatments. Even then, this only happened when the health practitioner suspected MDR-TB, and it used to take about two months or more to confirm the diagnosis.Patients would then have to wait for the test results before they could receive the treatment. During this period they were at risk of spreading the multi-drug-resistant disease to others. Because of the prolonged process in the past, patients often died before results were determined.Heavy costs involvedThe new testing system is not going to come cheap. According to Dr Karin Weyer, team leader for laboratory services at the World Health Organisation, South Africa is expected to start using the method at a cost much higher than initially thought. However, she said it was still cheaper than the current methods used to diagnose MDR-TB and XDR-TB. Weyer added that the quick testing of MDR within one day would accelerate the testing for XDR-TB.The cost per capita of treating TB patients is generally very heavy, as drug-resistant TB is expensive to treat.History of TB in South AfricaAccording to the Health Systems Trust, an organisation supporting health systems development in South Africa, TB arrived in the country with colonialists, settlers and missionaries, many of whom were already infected from the TB epidemic which had swept Europe and North America during the 17th century.When gold mining started on the Reef (presently Gauteng) in the late 1800s, black migrant workers who came in contact with those infected with the disease contracted it.By 1930, it was estimated that over 60% of the black population of South Africa was infected. In 1953, 780 per 100 000 of the population of the northern and eastern parts of the country had the disease.Today, South Africa still has one of the highest TB infection rates in the world. Almost 1 000 South Africans out of every 100 000 are living with the communicable disease.WHO says treatment success rates in South Africa remain low, with death and default being the most frequent negative outcomes. Although case notification continues to increase, with the 70% case detection rate being reached for the first time in South Africa in 2006, the treatment success rate remains low.The prevalence of HIV/Aids has also contributed to the high death rate among those with TB.MDR-TB and XDR-TB explainedExtensively drug-resistant TB is a relatively rare type of MDR-TB. It is resistant to almost all drugs commonly used to treat drug-susceptible or regular TB.TB can usually be treated with a course of four standard drugs known as first-line drugs. If these are taken or prescribed incorrectly, MDR-TB can develop. However, MDR-TB can be treated with second-line drugs, but these are more expensive and often come with more side effects. The treatment process also takes much longer than for regular TB.When second-line drugs are prescribed or taken incorrectly, XDR-TB can develop. At this stage there are very few treatment options available.Useful linksGlobal health reporting Health Systems TrustWorld health organisationFoundation for Innovative New DiagnosticsMedical Research Council Do you have any queries or comments about this article? Email Khanyi Magubane at [email protected]
Tags:#Amazon#Android#apps#mobile#Poll This week, the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) issued a warning to its members, suggesting they “educate themselves on the pros and cons of submitting content to Amazon.” The letter refers to the recently launched Amazon Appstore, a curated market place for Android applications. The issue at hand is the pricing, or rather, Amazon’s complete control of the pricing. When Amazon sells an app, it pays developers either 70% of the sale price, or 20% of the list price, whichever is greater.It’s this pricing structure that IGDA finds troubling. But do developers agree? Let’s find out in this week’s ReadWriteMobile poll.IGDA Has “Significant Concerns”According to the IGDA’s letter, available here:“…the IGDA has significant concerns about Amazon’s urrent Appstore distribution terms and the negative impact they may have on the game development community…we are not aware of any other retailer having a formal policy of paying a supplier just 20% of the suppliers minimum list price without the suppliers permission.”Another concern is that Amazon, says the IGDA, doesn’t allow developers to run effectively run promotions through other outlets, because if a developer ever temporarily drops the app’s price elsewhere, they must permanently lower it in Amazon’s market.The organization then lays out five different scenarios where it feels developers will have problems:1) Amazon steeply discounts a large chunk of its Appstore catalog (imagine: our top 100-rated games are all 75% off!). Some developers will probably win in this scenario, but some developers most likely, those near the bottom of the list will lose, not gaining enough sales to offset the loss in revenue per sale. Amazon benefits the most, because it captures all the customer goodwill generated by such a promotion.2) By requiring all developers to guarantee Amazon a minimum list price that matches the lowest price on any other market, Amazon has presented developers with a stark choice: abandon Amazons market or agree never to give another distributor an exclusive promotional window.3) Other digital markets that compete with Amazon (both existing markets and markets yet-to-be-created) may feel compelled to duplicate Amazons terms, and perhaps even adopt more severe terms in an effort to compete effectively with Amazon. In essence, were looking at a slippery slope in which a developers minimum list price ceases to be a meaningful thing.4) Amazon steeply discounts (or makes entirely free) a game that has a well-defined, well-connected niche audience. The members of that niche audience snap up the game during the promotional period, robbing the games developer of a significant percentage of its total potential revenue from its core audience.5) Amazon steeply discounts (or makes entirely free) a hit game at a time when the game is already selling extremely well. This sort of promotional activity may attract consumers away from competing markets and into Amazons arms. But it might actually represent a net loss for the developer, which was already doing quite well and didnt need to firesale its game at that moment in time.The IGDA closes the letter with a dire warning that, under the current terms, Amazon has little incentive not to use a developer’s content as a weapon with which to capture market share from its competition.GetJar Chimes In: Developers Should Set Their Own PricesIn response, Patrick Mork, CMO at the third-party app store GetJarhas issued “a developer manifesto on pricing,” which essentially agrees with everything the IGDA says.Mork believes developers should be able to set their own prices, choose their own billing partner and, if an app store decides it wants to set its own pricing, it should be done in conjunction with developers. He also says that developers should be able to promote their apps across storefronts, and this is especially true for Android apps.“Android distribution is supposed to be open,” says Mork. “App stores shouldnt hamper developers ability to leverage promotions or placement in other stores through rigid pricing policies…Android is supposed to benefit developers through open distribution, if stores abuse pricing to reduce this distribution it defeats the whole purpose behind open distribution and ultimately makes it harder to pay the rent.”Of course, Amazon’s policies in this matter have a direct impact on GetJar’s business – it too, is an app marketplace whose bread-and-butter involves the marketing assistance it provides to developers for a fee.Amazon = More Downloads, Wider Distribution?By the looks of the Amazon Appstore catalog, plenty of developers have been willing to trade in their right to set their own prices and run their own promotions for a shot at the wide distribution offered by Amazon’s app marketplace. After all, Amazon knows a little bit about moving product off virtual stores, doesn’t it?Amazon has also responded that IGDA was looking at an old draft of its terms – a draft that has since been abandoned. However, the only difference between the two that Amazon takes care to point out is that “the definition of list price applies only to the apps current price on a similar store.” But Amazon is still very much in control of the pricing in general, which is still a major concern.Poll: Should Developers Stay Away?With both the pros and cons in mind, do you think app developers should keep their content out of the Amazon Appstore? Or do you think these concerns are overblown? Give us your feedback in this week’s ReadWriteMobile poll (and in the comments below, if you’d like!). Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces sarah perez Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Howe: Bournemouth must rise to Man Utd challengeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth boss Eddie Howe has challenged his players to rise to the test of facing Manchester United.The Dorset club have picked up one point from three games at Old Trafford since being promoted to the top flight. Howe said: “It’s a tough game. Whenever you go to Old Trafford you know you are going to be in for a tough assignment.“We are going to need to rise to that challenge. They have had two really good results and performances. I am sure the atmosphere in the stadium will be good for the players there.“We will look forward to going there as we always have done. We have had some tough encounters and enjoyed our matches in the ground – we will look forward to another tough game.”
TUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 15: Offensive Coordinator Lane Kiffin of the Alabama Crimson Tide converses with Amari Cooper #9 prior to facing the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 15, 2014 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Former Alabama star and current Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper will be appearing on a celebrity edition of “Family Feud” this Sunday. Alongside Steve Smith, Brandon Marshall and others, Cooper will be representing the “AFC Offense” against an “NFC Defense” squad that includes Arizona Cardinals DB Tyrann Mathieu, Philadelphia Eagles DB Malcolm Jenkins and Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis. In his match-up with Mathieu, Cooper beat the ex-LSU star to the buzzer when asked to name someone people are excited to see once a year. From there though, Cooper got stage fright, and could only manage some awkward laughter. The video of the clip, released in advance of the show, can be found below. The episode featuring Cooper will air at 8 p.m. ET Sunday night on ABC. Hopefully the rest of Cooper’s appearance went more smoothly than that clip did.[ SDS ]
OTTAWA — Federal party leaders have scattered across the country today as the election campaign starts to ramp up in earnest.Today was the legal deadline for Justin Trudeau to ask the Governor General to dissolve Parliament and call the election, but the Liberal leader got the jump on that by starting the campaign last Wednesday.The first six days were marked by numerous candidates across the partisan spectrum turfed from their rosters or forced to apologize for past homophobic and racist remarks.The Liberals were also haunted by the re-emergence of the SNC-Lavalin scandal and questions about the RCMP investigation running up against issues of cabinet confidence, while Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer found himself again needing to address his socially conservative views.And the NDP found themselves constantly facing questions about whether they were ready to run at all, considering they had yet to nominate dozens of candidates.Today, all three main parties hope to regain some solid footing with the Liberals in and around Toronto, the Conservatives in B.C. and the NDP in Quebec.The Canadian Press
GRAMMY Charity Online Auctions — in celebration of the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards, will offer more than 100 exclusive items including once-in-a-lifetime VIP experiences, memorabilia from world-renowned celebrities and official GRAMMY merchandise signed by participating stars backstage during rehearsals and the day of the telecast.Items featured in the auction include VIP Concert and meet-and-greet experiences with Celine Dion, Lil Wayne, Miguel and Esperanza Spalding; an outfit worn onstage by GRAMMY nominee Carly Rae Jepsen during her Las Vegas Concert; VIP Tickets for the upcoming Coachella and Stagecoach festivals; official GRAMMY merchandise autographed backstage at the 55th GRAMMY Awards rehearsals and telecast by celebrity participants; guitars autographed by the Black Keys, Maroon 5, Jason Aldean; and music memorabilia autographed by Adele, Mariah Carey, Eminem, fun., Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Sting, and Jack White, among other items.Presented in partnership with Kompolt, The lots are available for bid in two cycles now through Feb. 21 at www.ebay.com/grammy. All proceeds will benefit MusiCares and the GRAMMY Foundation.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Minor cracks located in the wing of a Qantas A380 and a small number of Singapore Airlines’ superjumbo aircraft are nothing to be concerned about, the Australian flag carrier said. Fractures less than a centimetre long found in the wing of the Qantas A380 being repaired in Singapore require “no immediate action” according to the carrier’s spokesperson, as they pose no threat to passenger and flight safety, Nine News reported.Although they were found in the same A380 that was forced to make an emergency landing in November last year, the carrier said the cracks were unrelated.Inspecting the rest of its fleet for similar damages, the carrier added that looking at future safety Airbus is examining the addition of new annual requirements to avoid future damages. “Formal guidance is being developed by Airbus that is likely to require A380 operators to inspect wing ribs for this type of cracking every four years,” Qantas said in a statement to media. Singapore Airlines also confirmed to media that they had found small cracks in its A380s during the second half of 2011.