Mindanao side turns back Gilas in PBA All-Star first leg

first_imgGilas Pilipinas-led squad, meanwhile, banked on their twin towers with June Mar Fajardo powering his way to 34 points while Japeth Aguilar contributed 25. Only nine players suited up for the PBA Smart All-Stars with Troy Rosario and RR Pogoy skipping the event to focus on the Fiba 3×3 preparations. Celest Flores-ColinaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mindanao All-Stars pulled away in the fourth quarter and blasted the Smart PBA squad, 144-130, in the first leg of the 2018 PBA All-Star Wednesday at Davao del Sur Complex. ADVERTISEMENT Kai Sotto embraces challenge from older competitors Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES From just a three-point lead at the start of the payoff period, the Tim Cone-coached roster found an opening and quickly turned the game into a rout. Carlo Lastimosa and Baser Amer had three straight triples to give the Mindanao side a 117-103 lead with under 10 minutes left and spark the breakaway.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAmer led the Mindanao All-Stars with 22 points, Marc Barroca added 20 points while Lastimosa had 16. The Meralco star guard was named the MVP of the Mindanao leg. View commentscenter_img Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial MOST READ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

Football world unites in Sir Alex support

first_img0Shares0000Alex Ferguson, celebrating his 13th Premier League title in 2013, is fighting for his life after emergency brain surgery © AFP/File / Andrew YATESMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, May 6 – Messages of support poured in for Alex Ferguson after the legendary former Manchester United manager was left fighting for his life following emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage.News of his operation was made public by his old club, with a United statement cautiously optimistic about the prospects for the 76-year-old, the most successful manager in British football history. “Sir Alex Ferguson has undergone emergency surgery today for a brain haemorrhage,” the statement said.“The procedure has gone very well but he needs a period of intensive care to optimise his recovery. His family request privacy in this matter.“We will keep Sir Alex and his loved ones in our thoughts during this time, and we are united in our wish to see him make a comfortable, speedy recovery.”An ambulance was called to the Scot’s home in Cheadle, near Manchester, in northwest England at 9:00 am (0800 GMT) on Saturday, reported the Daily Mail.Concerns for Ferguson’s health started to mount when it was announced his son, Darren, the manager of English third-tier club Doncaster, would miss his side’s match against Wigan because of “family reasons”.– ‘Keep fighting Boss’ –“It is tragic. I am going to find out how he is as soon as I possibly can,” said Everton manager Sam Allardyce, a longstanding friend of Ferguson’s, after his side’s 1-1 Premier League draw at home to Southampton.“Obviously I knew it was extremely serious when I knew his son Darren didn’t attend his own game,” the former England boss added. “I hope he has a full recovery.”Southampton manager Mark Hughes, a United striker during Ferguson’s early years at Old Trafford, said: “I only just got a little whisper earlier on. I was hoping it wasn’t true. I wish him all the best.”Daviod Beckham: “Keep fighting boss” © AFP / ADEK BERRYDavid Beckham was among several United players past and present who took to social media to offer their support to “the boss”.On Instagram, with a picture of him as a youngster alongside Ferguson, Beckham wrote: “Keep fighting Boss.. Sending prayers and love to Cathy and the whole family x @manchesterunited.”Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, signed by Ferguson as an 18-year-old in 2003, tweeted a picture with his former mentor. “My thoughts and prayers are with you, my dear friend. Be strong, Boss!” he said.Former United and England captain Wayne Rooney said on Twitter: “Get well soon Boss. Thoughts with all the family at this sad time. #AlexFerguson.”There was a heartfelt message from former United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar and his wife Annemarie, who herself recovered from a brain haemorrhage in 2009.“Devastated about the news about Sir Alex and knowing all too well about the situation ourselves. Stay strong and hope together with everyone you recover. Edwin & Annemarie,” said the couple’s Twitter post.Another former United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel tweeted simply: “Please. Be strong. Win this one” interspersed with prayer emojis.Midfielder Michael Carrick said he was “absolutely devastated”, adding, “All my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. Be strong Boss.”Vincent Kompany, the captain of new English champions Manchester City, summed up hundreds of messages from rival clubs and from right across the football spectrum when he said: “Hang in there Sir Alex. Thoughts are with the family and close ones.”Away from football, Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister of Scotland, tweeted: “My thoughts are with Alex Ferguson and his family – wishing him a full and speedy recovery.”Ferguson retired five years ago having won a 38 major trophies in just over 26 years in charge at Old Trafford, including 13 Premier League titles and the UEFA Champions League twice.He was at United’s home ground a week ago to present a commemorative vase to old rival Arsene Wenger, who is stepping down as Arsenal manager.– ‘Watershed moment’ –Ferguson had planned to retire at the end of the 2001/02 campaign but changed his mind after speaking to his wife Cathy and their family.But the death of his wife’s twin sister in 2012 provided Ferguson with what he later wrote was a “watershed moment.“I felt that, after all those years during which Cathy had put me first, it was time that I took care of her needs,” he explained.Prior to arriving at Old Trafford, Ferguson, enjoyed success as manager of Aberdeen, interrupting Glasgow giants Celtic and Rangers’ Old Firm dominance of Scottish football by winning three league championships, four domestic Cups and the 1983 European Cup Winners’ Cup in charge of the Dons.It was a similar story at Old Trafford, where his United teams ended Liverpool’s dominance of the domestic game, with the highlight being the 1999 treble of Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

FDA urges eateries to slim down

first_imgWASHINGTON – Those heaping portions at restaurants – and doggie bags for the leftovers – may be a thing of the past, if health officials get their way. The government is trying to enlist the help of the nation’s eateries in fighting obesity. One of the first things on their list: cutting portion sizes. With burgers, fries and pizza the Top 3 eating-out favorites in this country, restaurants are in a prime position to help improve people’s diets and combat obesity. At least that’s what is recommended in a government-commissioned report released Friday. The report, requested and funded by the Food and Drug Administration, lays out ways to help people manage their intake of calories from the growing number of meals prepared away from home, including at the nation’s nearly 900,000 restaurants and other establishments that serve food. “We must take a serious look at the impact these foods are having on our waistlines,” said Penelope Slade Royall, director of the health promotion office at the Department of Health and Human Services. The 136-page report prepared by The Keystone Center, an education and public group based in Keystone, Colo., said Americans now consume fully one-third of their daily intake of calories outside the home. And as of 2000, the average American took in 300 more calories a day than was the case 15 years earlier, according to Agriculture Department statistics cited in the report. Today, 64 percent of Americans are overweight, including the 30 percent who are obese, according to the report. It pegs the annual medical cost of the problem at nearly $93 billion. Consumer advocates increasingly have heaped some of the blame on restaurant chains like McDonald’s, which bristles at the criticism while offering more salads and fruit. The report does not explicitly link dining out with the rising tide of obesity, but it cites studies suggesting a connection. The National Restaurant Association said the report, which it helped prepare but does not support, unfairly targeted its industry. The report encourages restaurants to shift the emphasis of their marketing to lower-calorie choices, and include more such options on menus. In addition, restaurants could jigger portion sizes and the variety of foods available in mixed dishes to cut calories. Bundling meals with more fruits and vegetables also could help. And letting consumers know how many calories are contained in a meal also could guide the choices they make, according to the report. Simeon Holston, 33, called more disclosure an excellent idea as he lunched on a sausage-and-pepperoni pizza at a downtown Washington food court. “OK, I am going to eat junk food regardless, but let me eat the junk food that’s going to cause me less damage,” he said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Friends anxious to assist victims

first_imgVALENCIA – Flames may have consumed the home of a Valencia family but a battery of friends and community members are working furiously to restore the substance of their lives. Their helpfulness toward David Ewart’s family runs the gamut from filling a cooler with snacks for hospital-bound visitors to compiling a video that will be submitted to “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” “This is a family that their entire life has been dedicated to helping other people,” said family friend Josy Block. “It’s our chance to give back.” Block serves as a command central, issuing e-mail updates on the conditions of the three Ewart family members who remain hospitalized and coordinating efforts to help. Others are arranging blood donor drives and meal deliveries. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Fire raced through Ewart’s Via Escovar home just before dawn on Dec. 20. Fire investigators believe the blaze was caused by candles left burning from the family’s annual Christmas party held the night before. Violinist David Ewart, his son Michael, 15, and father Hugh, 81, remain hospitalized at the Grossman Burn Center at Sherman Oaks Hospital. David suffered second-and third-degree burns over 32 percent of his body, Michael suffered burns over 40 percent of his body and Hugh was burned on his face. A hospital spokeswoman said Tuesday that Hugh’s condition has been upgraded from serious to fair, and David and Michael remain in serious but stable condition. “There are more surgeries anticipated for father (David) and son (Michael) but all are showing signs of improvement,” said Dr. Peter Grossman, associate director of the burn center. Surgeries performed Monday on the trio to remove damaged skin went well, the spokeswoman said. Two younger children and David Ewart’s mother were treated for minor injuries after the fire. Attendance was heavy at a blood drive held for the Ewarts on Tuesday at the Valencia Hills clubhouse, Block said. Three other drives are scheduled. Diane Kaufler, a neighbor of the Ewarts’, is in charge of orchestrating meal deliveries for close family members whose days are spent at the burn center. On the day of the fire, more than 50 people signed their names to a list at a community meeting and her phone has not stopped ringing. Salt Creek Grille furnished meals for the families of David Ewart’s brother and for his former wife, and mother of his children, during the week leading up to Christmas. The restaurant also provided Christmas Eve dinners with all the trimmings to the two families. Neighbors furnished meals for the families on Christmas Day, and continue to stock a cooler with snacks and beverages that Duncan Ewart totes to the hospital each day. “When David comes home we will continue to provide him with meals,” Kaufler said. “People have been very generous.” Ed Plevack, the owner of Lamppost Pizza in Saugus, gave blood Tuesday, and has promised to provide any meals the family needs and to feed volunteers who are working with the family. The Canyon Theater Guild took up a collection at the two final performances of “A Christmas Carol,” and plans to match the donations. Longtime Ewart family friend Michelle Crawford has assembled a video starring about 25 neighbors, which she will submit to “Extreme Makeover” in attempt to get the charred home rebuilt. Two groups are hard at work trying to replace what might seem irreplaceable: family photo albums. “We’re all going to be donating pictures of David and his family from all the many different activities they were involved in: church, school, swimming, soccer, baseball, the mission to the jungle in Peru,” said Mary Berg, a family friend. Block is helping to collect food, household goods and store gift cards to help David Ewart when he returns home. A Cub Scout pack has donated surplus bags of mistletoe sold by neighborhood children Tuesday. Proceeds will go to the Ewart family. Home health care workers and physical therapists have offered their time. “This is definitely something that is not going to get better overnight,” Block said. “We’re in it for the long haul.” The Environment of People Foundation, on whose board David Ewart has served, has set up a fund for his family. The foundation, which strives to ensure music plays a part in the lives of children, will absorb all of the administrative fees. Those who wish to help the family also may contribute to the David Ewart Catastrophe Fund at Wells Fargo Bank branch in Stevenson Ranch. Block said Consumers Furniture in Canyon Country has promised to help furnish the Ewarts’ home when it is rebuilt, and a neighbor has also donated a set of barely used furniture. She is hoping someone will come forward to donate storage space for the items. Donations have poured in to the Newhall Church of the Nazarene, which also has organized blood drives for the family. Pastor Greg Garman remembers Ewart playing his violin for children in the Aguaruna tribe of the upper Amazon in Peru during two missions there. “It was the first time the natives had ever heard the violin, let alone hearing someone play it the way he played it,” Garman said “It was an incredible treat for them.” The Ewarts’ well-wishers live as close as next door, but some live a few blocks further. Garman received an e-mail from the Rev. Ernesto Lozano, president of the seminary in Chiclayo, Peru, sent on behalf of the Peruvian church. He offered his prayers for the Ewart family. Judy O’Rourke, (661) 257-5255, judy.orourke@dailynews.com How to help the Ewarts: Three blood drives are planned to help injured members of the Ewart family and others: Noon to 9 p.m. Thursday at Sherman Oaks Hospital, 4929 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks. On Jan. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Newhall Church of the Nazarene, 23857 The Old Road, Newhall. By appointment Jan. 14, at Newhall Church of the Nazarene, in conjunction with a bone marrow registry drive for 11-year-old Ryan Baker, who has leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant. For an appointment, call call the church office at 259-5272. A scrapbooking group will meet at 6 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Old Orchard 2 Club House, 23919 Avenida Entrana, Valencia. Crafters are asked to bring photos and their own supplies. Another session will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. Jan. 28 at Remember When Scrapbooking, 23407 Lyons Ave., Valencia. Sign up at blocktalk@pacbell.net. Contributions can be made to the David Ewart Catastrophe Fund at any Wells Fargo Bank branch. Checks must be made payable to the David Ewart Catastrophe Fund and must reference account number 8606155136. The Environment of People Foundation may be found on the Web at www.eopf.org. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! 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Softball Splits Games on First Day of Jayhawk Invitational Play

first_imgDrake took the early 5-0 lead in the first two innings against Green Bay (1-11), which included a home run by Maddox. Green Bay responded with a pair of runs coming in the second and fifth inning. The Bulldogs extended their lead to 7-2 lead in the sixth before giving up one more run in the bottom of the sixth. Drake closed out the game with a four-run seventh inning.Print Friendly Version Full Schedule Roster Freshman Sarah Maddox (Henderson, Nev.) had a pair of home runs in a 5-8 performance at the plate Friday in the two games. Maddox recorded four runs batted in and scored two runs. Freshman Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa) added a 3-5 performance against Green Bay which included two runs scored and two RBIs. Next Game: vs. Iowa 3/12/2017 – 3:30 PM LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Drake University softball team split a pair of games Friday at the Jayhawk Invitational dropping a close 3-2 game against UMKC before picking up an 11-3 victory over Green Bay. Drake’s games scheduled for Saturday against host Kansas and Green Bay have been cancelled due to the weather forecast. The Bulldogs will close out the Jayhawk Invitational on Sunday with a game against Iowa scheduled to begin 3:30 p.m. After taking an early 1-0 lead with Maddox’s RBI single to open the game against UMKC (5-16), the Roos put up three runs over the next six innings to take a 3-1 lead. Despite a home run by Maddox in the bottom of the sixth the Bulldogs weren’t able to secure the victory.  Earlier in the day, Smith took the loss against UMKC to fall to 6-5 after pitching 7.0 innings, giving up three runs (two earned) on nine hits and walking one batter.   Preview Drake (15-9) freshman pitcher Aryka Knoche (Little Canada, Minn.) picked up her second win of the season against Green Bay (1-11) to move to 2-1. Knoche pitched 5.1 innings and gave up three runs (two earned) on nine hits while walking three batters and striking out two. Junior Kailee Smith (Murrieta, Calif.) pitched 1.2 innings of relief striking out four of the final five batters.   Live Statslast_img read more

Hairdressing: Eat your way to luscious locks – with Patrick Gildea

first_imgWe all want healthy, beautiful, thick shiny hair! But did you know that what you eat can play a big role to how your hair looks and feels? Simple dietary changes can prevent distressing hair loss and thinning.Artistic Director and Careologist Elaine says “Just like our skin our hair is an outward sign of how healthy we are on the inside and by adding some of the following foods can help with hair health and growth”. She says that hair loss can be down to hormonal changes, a medical condition, stress or nutritional deficiencies and by adding some of the right foods and eating a balanced diet can help with the issue. MangoJust two medium slices of mango per day can strengthen hair tissue and promotes its growth.Soy BeansFoods derived from Soy, such as edamame beans are said to inhibit the formation of the DHT hormone which is believed to contribute to hair loss. EggsFull of protein, eggs help to boost collagen production, reducing hair breakage, the addition of eggs in the diet up to 4 times per week and help considerably.KelpIron and amino acid L-lysine found in kelp directly affect hair growth. Both are richly found in Kelp and a deficiency in both can contribute to hair loss.Flaxseeds High in Omega-3, flaxseed helps to nourish hair preventing it from getting dry and brittle. Adding 1 teaspoon per day can significantly help.Pumpkin SeedsProtein rich seeds provide zinc, supporting cellular reproduction and enhances immunity, leading to hair growth.Berries Naturally high in collagen-boosting vitamin c, berries aid absorption of iron. Vitamin C boosts scalp circulation, while its anti-oxidant action protects follicles from free radical damage.AvocadoCreamy avocados supply vitamin E, which increases oxygen uptake and improves circulation to the scalp to promote healthy hair growth.Leafy GreensLeafy greens promote the production of keratin a protein that strengthens hair follicles.For more information on Patrick Gildea Hairdressing multi-award winning salon and Irish Hairdressing Federation Icon see www.patrickgildea.ie, follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/patrickgildeahairdressing or on Instagram www.instagram.com/patrick.gildea.hair/. Did you know that you can buy the perfect gift online? A beautiful hair Gift Voucher http://www.patrickgildea.ie/product/gift-vouchers/Patrick Gildea Hair Salon – Riverside Retail Park LetterkennyHairdressing: Eat your way to luscious locks – with Patrick Gildea was last modified: February 15th, 2018 by Patrick GildeaShare 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)Tags:donegalletterkennyPatrick Gildea Hairdressinglast_img read more

Le secteur des produits chimiques en Afrique du Sud

first_imgLe secteur des produits chimiques d’Afrique du Sud, y compris la production de carburant et de plastiques ainsi que de produits pharmaceutiques, est le plus important de ce type en Afrique et a ete identifie par le gouvernement comme un facteur essentiel de la croissance economique.Il domine la fabrication en Afrique du Sud en ajoutant plus de valeur a l’economie que tout autre secteur et representant plus de la moitie des emplois crees par la fabrication dans son ensemble.Alors que l’industrie reste dominee par des societes locales, plusieurs multinationales possedent des points de distribution locaux et plusieurs se sont impliquees dans la fabrication locale.Les secteurs secondairesL’industrie est dominee par le secteur secondaire des produits chimiques de base, dont les carburants liquides, les olefines, les solvants organiques et es derives mineraux industriels representent ensemble 31% de la production de produits chimiques du pays.Les 10 autres secteurs secondaires sont les produits en plastique (environ 20% de la production), les produits pharmaceutiques (8%), les produits chimiques inorganiques (8%), les polymeres et les caoutchoucs primaires (7%), les produits chimiques organiques (6%), les produits en caoutchouc (5%), les produits chimiques formules en gros (5%) et les produits chimiques formules pour la consommation (5%) et les produits chimiques fonctionnels ou de specialite (5%).Alors que trois de ces secteurs secondaires (les carburants, les produits chimiques et pharmaceutiques formules en gros) ont une production plus elevee que celle attendue etant donnee la taille de l’economie en general. L’industrie des produits chimiques d’Afrique du Sud est relativement limitee en termes de normes internationales.Sur les 80 000 types environ de produits chimiques de base ou purs actuellement fabriques de façon commerciale dans le monde, l’Afrique du Sud en fabrique environ 300, dont la plupart sont des matieres premieres, des produits de faible valeur a volume eleve.La strategie du gouvernementLes exportations de produits chimiques d’Afrique du sud ont augmente a un rythme moyen annuel d’environ 19% depuis 1999, s’appuyant sur de nouveaux accords commerciaux et une plus grande competitivite, consequence de couts de fabrication moins eleves et de fournitures minerales et organiques abondantes pour la fabrication. Les couts de l’energie sont relativement bas en Afrique du Sud et le secteur beneficie d’un acces a l’eau et a la vapeur efficace et rentable.Cependant, on importe plus qu’on exporte. Le gouvernement a pour objectif de corriger ce desequilibre grace a son cadre de politique industrielle national recemment introduit qui vise a encourager les exportations a forte valeur ajoutee du pays.L’industrie locale est dirigee vers le secteur en amont competitif au niveau international et le secteur en aval qui presente un fort potentiel de developpement est neglige.Corriger cette erreur aiderait l’industrie a augmenter ses avantages (ou ajout de valeur), ses exportations et l’emploi. La production en aval demande plus de main d’œuvre et fait intervenir un plus grand nombre de petites entreprises.L’enrichissement est la cle de cette strategie. L’Afrique du Sud possede un avantage naturel en reserves minerales mais la plupart sont exportees sous forme brute. Cependant, il existe des opportunites importantes de transformation de ces materiaux, en utilisant la main d’œuvre locale, en des produits chimiques inorganiques a valeur ajoutee pour l’exportation.Le gouvernement et l’industrie travaillent aussi ensemble pour trouver des moyens d’exploiter des ressources inexploitees comme les grandes reserves de fluorine.Le plastiqueLe secteur du plastique d’Afrique du Sud se porte bien d’apres une etude recente dans Engineering News, de nombreuses usines en aval fabricant des produits qui peuvent etre competitifs au niveau mondial du point de vue de la qualite et de la performance.Les emballages dominent, avec plus de 50% du marche local. Le secteur a ete tres malmene il y a quelques annees avec l’introduction de droits sur les sacs en plastique afin de limiter la pollution de l’environnement.Mais les perspectives sont bonnes, le gouvernement ayant identifie la fabrication de plastique comme un secteur createur d’emplois essentiel.La production de polymere est un domaine potentiel de developpement. L’Afrique du Sud exporte  des tonnages importants de polymeres , d’apres la Plastics Federation of SA, mais importe toujours de grande quantites d’intermediaires du polymere, comme le polystyrene, qui ne sont pas fabriques sur place.La plupart des entreprises de plastique en Afrique du Sud sont petites, et plus de 800 societes travaillent dans le secteur de la transformation du plastique. Certaines sont tres innovantes, comme Timber Plastics, qui recycle les dechets en plastique comme les bouteilles d’eau et les transforme par moulage en poteaux, planches et poutres.Les technologies de transformation du gaz en liquideL’Afrique du Sud est le leader mondial de la synthese a base de charbon et des technologies de transformation du gaz en liquide. Elle fait partie des producteurs les moins chers d’ethylene et propylene du monde grace a son acces abondant a du charbon de qualite inferieure et des technologies de traitement de pointe.Les produits pharmaceutiquesIl existe de grandes opportunites pour les fabricants de produits pharmaceutiques en Afrique du Sud, le gouvernement prevoyant de developper l’industrie locale en encourageant la production locale de produits pharmaceutiques a forte demande, comme les medicaments antiretroviraux utilises pour traiter le VIH/Sida.Le gouvernement vise aussi a aider au developpement des competences scientifiques et technologiques necessaire pour favoriser la croissance du secteur.Les preoccupations ecologiquesLes preoccupations ecologiques sont un facteur essentiel du developpement du secteur des produits chimiques. L’Afrique du Sud a adopte des normes internationales dans ses politiques ecologiques en introduisant des reglementations pour encourager une gestion de l’environnement cooperative et en fournissant des directives pour le rejet des dechets dangereux.Derniere mise a jour de l’article : Septembre 2008SAinfo reporter. Sources (sites en langue anglaise) :Department of Trade and IndustryStatistics South AfricaChemical and Allied Industries’ AssociationSouth African Chemical InstituteCHEMISSAPlastics Federation of South AfricaEngineering NewsBusiness Daylast_img read more

Fixing Email: New Boxer iOS Email App Is All About Adding Features

first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement First and foremost, Boxer works with multiple iOS email clients, from Gmail and Yahoo to Outlook and iCloud. This is great for users who have been looking for the singular email app that can unify work and personal accounts. “Let’s differentiate by being the most open client out there. One that could be used for serious business as well,” Jason Shellen, a Boxer co-founder, tells ReadWrite. In fact, Boxer is the only iOS email app that currently handles both Exchange and Gmail accounts. Mailbox got a great deal of early buzz from its slow-paced waiting list, which founder Gentry Underwood says was imperative to keep the server-side components of Mailbox’s delivery system up to speed. Boxer on the other hand, has adopted a more user-friendly approach: it is giving itself away for free until it racks up 100,000 downloads. After that, it’ll be $4.99.Swipe To Do… What?Boxer’s swiping features are now commonplace in nifty app design, and work especially well with email organization. A swipe to the left archives the message. A swipe to the right pulls up five functions: Like, Quick, To-Do, Request, and Done. Quick is a familiar feature that allows for a pre-written response to be sent with the touch of a button. Boxer crafted a list for common use, but it’s customizable. The To-Do option let’s you set a due date and a priority level for a message, and the Request button takes that feature a step further and let’s you assign a person to the message, say if it involves a task, and follow-up later. Other Boxer users can see if they’ve been assigned to a message and when the task is due. This kind of Boxer-to-Boxer interaction is a key differentiator for the app, and the Like button is the best way to see that in action. With one tap, a Boxer user can send a message that notifies someone they’ve simply Liked the previous exchange.“The same sort of action used to be: ‘Okay, now I need to open, hit reply, tap out an “Okay, let’s go.”‘ Ours is swipe, tap and you’re on your way,” Shellen says. This could reduce a long-standing email time-waster: when message recipients feel obligated to respond, often with no more than a “Thanks” or “Sounds good,” just to let someone know they’ve seen the message. While the Like button currently works only in the form of a pre-written email, Shellen said visual Boxer-to-Boxer interactions are in the works. Features, Features And More Features What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#email#iOS#smartphone center_img nick statt If that’s not enough, Boxer also integrates contact lists from Facebook and LinkedIn, and lets you send attachements direct to Dropbox. You can also see and organize with Gmail labels, a key feature Mailbox currently lacks, despite its Gmail-only functionality.  That many features can be overwhelming, so Boxer’s acceptance will depend on its ability to walk the line between its impressive functionality and the ability of users to remember and take advantage of all that power – especially when compared to the conscious simplicity of its competitors. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What exactly is the position of email these days? Is it the rich relative everyone’s trying to cozy up to in an effort to bankroll their dreams? Or the troubled friend in desperate need of an intervention? Either way, the market for “fixing” email – currently led by iOS app Mailbox, which wants to “put email in its place” – is one of the hottest targets for new apps and services. The latest player is called Boxer, which employs the tag line “email isn’t broken, it’s just unfair.” (Apparently its co-founders subscribe to the rich-relative theory).The two apps share a lot more than clever marketing slogans. Like Mailbox, Boxer is also an iOS-exclusive app meant to replace your native email client with one that greatly expands the user experience. Through clean design, simple list making, and nifty swipe gestures, both apps try to help users take the hammer to their inbox count.  But while Mailbox has thrived with its singular goal of daily “inbox zero,” Boxer is more concerned with casting the widest net and arming itself to the teeth with features. Where Boxer Has The Edgelast_img read more

Why You Have a Small Business

first_img Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Now There is an old joke about how to have a small business. It goes like this, “You know how to have a nice small business?” The punchline is, “Buy a large business and wait.”There is a reason that small businesses stay small, and why some would-be larger businesses shrink.They think that their business isn’t a sales organization. The cardinal sin of most small businesses is that they believe that their business is not a sales organization. They believe their business is a design firm. They believe their business is an accounting firm. They believe their business is whatever they do to create value for customers. But because they do not put sales first, they never have enough customers.They don’t understand the principles of selling. When a small business owner finally understands that they are a sales organization first and foremost, they struggle because they do not understand the principles of selling. Most of the time, they treat every sale like a transaction. They don’t understand the sales process, or funnels, or pipelines. They believe they need to present what they do and provide a quote, almost always by email. Because they do not understand sales, they struggle.Eventually, they hire a salesperson.They don’t know how to hire and manage salespeople. The real problem with a small business hiring a salesperson is they have no idea how to hire or manage them. First, they believe that someone who has sales listed on their resume is qualified to sell. After all, they know more about sales than a business owner, right? Then, they get bamboozled by “salespeople” who collect the salary and produce no results. After going through this a couple times they believe there are no good salespeople available. So . . .They stop hiring salespeople altogether. Because the small business owner doesn’t know how to hire or manage salespeople, they give up. Well, first they hate salespeople. And then they give up. They try to do the selling themselves, or they let a good and loyal employee do the selling for them.They don’t spend the money to build their capacity for growth. When a small business owner is fortunate enough to figure out how to grow, they resist spending the money to scale and keep pace with what should be their real growth rate. Because they cut corners and fail to make investments, they never grow into what they might have been had they been a sales organization first.The key to growth is, was, and always will be sales. Your company, regardless of what you do, is a sales organization. Embracing that is the first step on the path to growth.last_img read more

LJP MP Ram Chandra Paswan passes away

first_imgLok Janshakti Party (LJP) MP from Bihar’s Samastipur Ram Chandra Paswan died on Sunday afternoon following a brief illness. He was 57.Ram Chandra Paswan, the younger brother of Union minister and LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan, passed away at 1.24 p.m. at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital here.He was admitted to the hospital last week after suffering a heart attack.The body will be kept at his residence in New Delhi and on Monday, at the LJP office in Patna for paying last respects. He will be cremated in the Bihar capital on Monday evening.He is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter.“With profound sadness, I am informing that my dearest and youngest brother Ram Chandra Paswan, MP Lok Sabha has passed away today at 1.24 p.m. in Dr Rammanohar Lohia Hospial, Delhi,” Ram Vilas Paswan said.Ram Vilas Paswan’s son Chirag Paswan said the body will be kept at the late minister’s residence at 18, Rajindra Prasad road here after 5 p.m. for paying last respects.“The body will then be taken to Patna, where it will be kept at Lok Janshakti Party’s office there from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for paying the last respects. He will be cremated at 4 p.m. in Patna,” he said.President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla were among those who condoled his death.Ram Chandra Paswan was a four-time MP and was first elected in 1999.He was re-elected to the Lok Sabha in 2004 and then again for the third time in 2014.In May 2019, he was elected to the Lower House of Parliament from Samastipur in Bihar for the fourth time on a LJP ticket.“Sad to hear of the passing of Shri Ram Chandra Paswan, MP (LS) from Samastipur, Bihar. He remained committed to serving those at the grassroots and contributed much to the well being of the people of Bihar. Condolences to his family, constituents and colleagues,” President Kovind tweeted.The Vice-President said, “I express my condolences on the untimely demise of Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan’s brother and Lok Sabha MP Ram Chandra Paswan ji.”Mr. Modi said Ram Chandra Paswan worked tirelessly for the poor and downtrodden and spoke about rights of farmers and the youth.“Shri Ram Chandra Paswan Ji worked tirelessly for the poor and downtrodden. At every forum he spoke unequivocally for the rights of farmers and youngsters. His social service efforts were noteworthy. Pained by his demise. Condolences to his family and supporters. Om Shanti,” the PM tweeted.The Lok Sabha speaker too offered condolences to the bereaved family members. “I am sad to learn about the untimely demise of Lok Janshakti Party’s Lok Sabha MP Ram Chandra Paswan ji. I pray to God to grant his soul a place in his feet,” he tweeted.“Anguished to learn about the passing of Shri Ram Chandra Paswan ji, MP from Samastipur, Bihar. He will always be remembered for his efforts to empower the poor and marginalised. My deepest condolences with the Paswan family and his supporters in this hour of grief,” Home Minister Amit Shah said.Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visited the MPs residence and paid homage.last_img read more