Thomas Duncan Receives Treatment, at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital

first_imgTexas Health Presbyterian Hospital officials are making frantic efforts to save the life of Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan since his health condition was upgraded from critical to worse last week.Information reaching the Daily Observer says the 42 year-old Duncan has been receiving a drug, known as Brincidofoyir, which has shown promise in the fight against Ebola.Mr. Duncan has been receiving doses of the experimental anti-viral drug since Saturday. The drug Brincidofoyir was  developed by North Carolina-based Chimerix, and is approved for the treatment of the herpes virus.The United States Food and Drug Administration, (FDA), granted Duncan’s doctors permission to use the drug after his condition worsened.The FDA grants emergency access to unapproved drugs on a case-by-case basis, according to information reaching the Daily Observer yesterday. “[This is usually done] when a patient faces a life-threatening condition for which there are no alternatives,” the information added.The agency has not approved any drugs or vaccines to safely and effectively treat Ebola, this newspaper was told. Mr. Duncan was diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas last Tuesday after arriving in the United States from Liberia. He flew into Dulles International Airport in   Virginia and on to Dallas, Texas. Two other experimental drugs developed specifically for Ebola have been used in American patients, though it’s unclear if they had any effect. Additional information said:“The small supply of one drug, ZMapp, was exhausted after being used on a few patients. “A second drug, TKM-Ebola from Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, has been used in at least one patient and is said to be in limited supply.”The Atlanta based US Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention is meanwhile monitoring 48 people who came into contact with Mr. Duncan while he was exhibiting Ebola symptoms.But the encouraging news is that none are showing any sign of the virus which develops between one and 21 days after an individual has had contact with the disease.Meanwhile Mr. Duncan’s mother, Nowai Gartay, was driven 15 hours by family members from her home in Charlotte, North Carolina to Dallas, Texas on Monday, where she hoped to find a way to talk to her son.In a video message filmed for her son with American NBC station last week, Mrs. Gartay said: “I love you. I pray for you to get well. My whole thinking is on you.”These latest developments have dispelled rumors circulating in Monrovia that patient Duncan would not be attended to by the Americans, simply because he had taken a deadly virus into their country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Court denies stay on parking project

first_imgParking meter burden…penalties continue from todayThe High Court has denied the application for a stay of execution filed by Attorney-at-law Kamal Ramkarran in representation of Mohendra Arjune, the civilian who has challenged the legality of the parking meter project.  This now clears the way for paid parking to continue in the city pending the outcome of the matter.At Monday’s hearing, Justice Brassington Reynolds explained that while the proceedings could act as a ‘stay’, it did not extend to the executive order of the parking meter contract. The stay was intended to put a pause on the parking meter contract. This would have allowed for motorists to park without having to pay.The court heard last week that in the case pertaining to the challenge brought on behalf of Arjune against the legality of the parking meter project, Attorney Ramkarran attempted to have paid parking placed on hold while the project is under judicial review. Ramkarran explained that the Order Nisi granted by then acting Chief Justice Yonnette Cummings-Edwards had stated that the project be halted unless the Mayor or Town Clerk presents a reason stating otherwise.However, Attorney Roger Yearwood, representing City Council and the Town Clerk, contended that the Order Nisi does not facilitate interim or interlocutory relief, because the case was crown-side proceedings and not civil proceedings.At Monday’s session, Justice Reynolds said the Order Nisi which was granted did not extend or operate as a ‘stay’ of the operations of the Mayor and City Council. The case against the Parking Meter Project will continue on March 20. However, until the case is resolved, complainant Mohendra Arjune will be exempted from paid parking in Georgetown.Justice Reynolds ruled last week that the court has jurisdiction to rule over prerogative writs. The Order Nisi as granted by then acting Chief Justice Yonnette Cummings-Edwards on February 16 had stated that the project must be halted until the Mayor or Town Clerk provide the requisite response. The order also revoked “the decision of the Mayor and councillors and anyone acting by or through them, or under their directions or instructions, or on their behalf, to exempt persons or categories of persons from paying fees for parking in the City of Georgetown and being subject to penalties for parking in Georgetown.”However, parking meter operatives continue to boot the motor vehicles of some operators who opt against paying the parking meter fees. Hours before Thursday’s protest, some 60 parking meter attendants were sworn in before the Town Clerk.Some legal minds had contended that if the City continues to boot vehicles, this would be contempt of court. However, Attorney for City Council has argued that City Council must not be given less than 30 days prior to the institution of proceedings.Meanwhile, a series of protests have erupted since the project’s implementation in late January. The demonstrators are calling for City Hall to rescind the contract, which has attracted widespread criticism for its signing and rollout process. (Shemuel Fanfair)last_img read more

Job Opportunity: Drainage worker, Crawford Drainage Company

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Job Title: Full time Position here at Crawford Drainage Co. Company Name: Crawford Drainage Co. Job Description: Must not be afraid to get dirty and job is very physical Good Pay starting wage $15.00 an Hour + Tile footage commission 401K Program & Paid Vacation after 90 Day Probation Period General Conditions • honest, dependable and detailed individuals who can problem solve, work hard, • Dependable, Punctual and HARD WORKING A MUST • works well with other people • Physically fit and able to tolerate weather conditions • Must have a CLEAN driving record, • Drug Free, Job Type: Full-time Salary: $30,000.00 to $50,000.00 /year Education or Experience Requirements: Construction Skills A Plus • Able to skillfully operate various pieces of equipment such as Excavator/Backhoe, Dozer and skid steer. • Will train to run heavy equipment as the time comes. • Clean Class A CDL a plus Deadline to Apply: 10/19/19 Application Information: please send resume to [email protected] Contact Information: Ken Niese Owner 419-564-4720last_img read more

Apple Slams The Door On Super Mario

first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#app developers#Apple#iPhone Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces nick statt ReadWrite has confirmed that the GBA4iOS app will not download to a new device. MacBuildServer apparently builds the app and attempts to install it, but then an error screen pops up stating that the iPhone is “unable to download application.” That’s presumably because Apple either voided the certificate used to sign off on the app or limited it so it’s not authorized to distribute apps from third parties.The Story So FarTo recap, MacBuildServer was being used as both a stand in for Apple’s Xcode compiler and as the official account holder for installing the GBA4iOS app. To install the app, all anyone needed was to click “Install” on the app creator’s Github page. That would take them to MacBuildServer, which would build the app using the freely available code, sign off on it with its own enterprise developer certificate and install the app—no jailbreak required. That whole setup was clearly living on borrowed time, of course. MacBuildServer’s decision to open up its certificate to any and all users was a clear violation of Apple’s terms of service for enterprise developer accounts.Surprisingly, though, Apple seems to have taken a rather reserved approach here. For instance, it could have changed the entire structure of its enterprise developer program to disallow mass test-app installations. (And it still might, of course.)The Emulator LivesThose late to the party still have another way to get the GBA4iOS app, though it’s neither cheap nor easy.All a user needs to download the emulator is his or her own developer account, which costs as little as $99 a year and grants a certificate to install non-App Store apps. What’s still not entirely clear is whether MacBuildServer will still build the GBA4iOS app for users with a developer account. Our experience so far suggests that it will, and MacBuildServer’s announcement at least sounds encouraging on that front:But don’t leave a hope!Updates are coming and we will return white magic soon! We’re working on launching a lot of new features for developers to turn MacBuildServer into casual continuous delivery tool to help them launch great apps faster.What to do right now? Maybe, it’s time to enroll in Apple developer program for $99/year to continue using our service and try new features of iOS 7 without any limitations?I pinged the company directly on whether it will continue to compile the app for registered developers, and I’ll update if I hear back from them.If MacBuildServer is out of the game, then users will need to compile the app themselves using Apple’s Xcode development environment. That’s a slightly more complicated process, and it still requires the user to have a developer account in order to actually install the resulting app on a non-jailbroken device.   Related Posts Apple has closed the loophole in its iOS Developer Enterprise Program that let MacBuildServer, a company that assists mobile developers, build and install an unofficial app that allows people to play Nintendo games on their iGadgets.See also: Super Mario Zips Through A Loophole In Apple’s App RestrictionsTechnically, the app emulates a Game Boy Advance. Nintendo doesn’t make its games available on iOS devices, and apps that can play pirated games typically won’t run on an iPhone or iPad unless they’re jailbroken.MacBuildServer broke the news in a blog post Wednesday morning:Yesterday someone from Apple called to Serge, our founder, and noticed that [the] enterprise certificate registered to our company was[sic] been used violating Apple’s agreements. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Sale of VIT entrance exam forms launched

first_imgThe sale of printed application forms for VIT Engineering Entrance Examination (VITEEE-2020) was launched by founder-Chancellor of VIT G. Viswanathan at the Head Post Office, Vellore, on Friday.VIT vice-president Sekar Viswanathan, executive director Sandhya Pentareddy, pro-vice chancellor S. Narayanan, director (UG Admission) G. Kalaichelvan, Superintendent of Post Offices Komal Kumar, Senior Postmaster G. Srinivasan, Assistant Superintendent of Post Offices N. Rajagopalan, Public Relations Inspectors (Posts) S. Selvakumar and D. Sivalingam participated in the programme.A valid VITEEE rank is mandatory for admission to B. Tech. programmes offered at Vellore, Chennai, Andhra Pradesh and Bhopal campuses. VITEEE will be held from April 13 to 19, 2020, as computer-based test in 120 cities in India and also in Dubai, Kuwait, Muscat and Qatar.VIT offers engineering programmes. The application forms for VITEEE 2020 can be obtained by providing a demand draft for ₹1,250 drawn in favour of Vellore Institute of Technology payable at the respective campus or by cash payment at select 22 post offices across the country. The last date to apply is February 29, 2020. Visit for details.last_img read more

CPJ Says New Distribution Centre Will Keep Hotels Adequately Supplied

first_img The company’s founder and co-chairman, Tom Tyler, gave the pledge as he addressed the official opening of CPJ’s US$10-million Distribution Centre in Freeport, Montego Bay, on February 12. Story Highlights He said that the state-of-the-art building is a realisation of the vision, at the company’s establishment in 1994, to sell, market and distribute a wide and high-quality selection of consumables and “formalise distribution to Jamaica’s fast-growing hotel industry”. With the country’s hotel room stock projected to reach approximately 48,000 by 2022, local food distributor, Caribbean Producers Jamaica Limited (CPJ), is pledging to ensure that the hospitality sector “will always be adequately supplied”.center_img With the country’s hotel room stock projected to reach approximately 48,000 by 2022, local food distributor, Caribbean Producers Jamaica Limited (CPJ), is pledging to ensure that the hospitality sector “will always be adequately supplied”.The company’s founder and co-chairman, Tom Tyler, gave the pledge as he addressed the official opening of CPJ’s US$10-million Distribution Centre in Freeport, Montego Bay, on February 12.He said that the state-of-the-art building is a realisation of the vision, at the company’s establishment in 1994, to sell, market and distribute a wide and high-quality selection of consumables and “formalise distribution to Jamaica’s fast-growing hotel industry”.Founder and Co-Chairman of Caribbean Producers Jamaica Limited (CPJ), Tom Tyler, addressing the official opening of the company’s Distribution Centre in Freeport, Montego Bay on February 12. “We are a strategic partner to the hotel industry, the island’s largest revenue earner. By providing the widest range of goods to meet the demands of local and foreign visitors alike, CPJ helps to build Jamaica as an international destination,” he noted.The company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr. David Lowe, said the opening of the new distribution centre, which has “significantly expanded capacity”, demonstrates CPJ’s commitment to support some of the most important industries in Jamaica.“By building a First-World facility, this will enable us to accommodate the planned and massive growth in the hotel sector over the next five years.”Dr. Lowe said that by providing the additional capacity to supply food service right across the island, CPJ is confident that it will continue to be a critical stakeholder in the tourism industry.“We are getting ahead of the curve by being ready to accommodate this demand,” he noted.“We have won the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) award for the being the best purveyor for 10 of the last 11 years and we want to continue earning the trust and support by evolving and investing in our ability to service the industry. It will allow us to implement the latest processes and technology that will create greater efficiencies and cost containment as we grow,” he added.For his part, JHTA President, Omar Robinson, said that CPJ’s relationship with the hotel sector is “invaluable”.He said that in anticipation of the thousands of new rooms that will be coming on stream over the next five years, “it is comforting to have a distribution company like CPJ to ensure that the hotels are never short on supplies and where guests will be provided with top-quality products”.last_img read more