Sahara Group’s #AsharamiSpeaks debuts with focus on Girl Child Empowerment

The #AsharamiSpeaks series, a platform dedicated to stimulating, articulating & galvanizing collaborative action towards global sustainable development.

AsharamiSpeaks is not just a talk shop; we need to constantly stir up conversations that have the power to transform. ”

— Tonye Cole, Executive Director and Co-Founder Sahara Group

LAGOS, LAGOS, NIGERIA, January 15, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The #AsharamiSpeaks series, a platform dedicated to stimulating, articulating and galvanizing collaborative action towards global sustainable development will make its debut on January 17, 2018 at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.

Promoted by leading African energy and infrastructure conglomerate, Sahara Group, #AsharamiSpeaks will deploy digital media and a series of panel discussions to bring together key influencers, thought leaders, civil societies and organizations from a cross-section of industries and interests to inspire conversations that address global issues.

Bethel Obioma, Head of Corporate Communications, Sahara Group said: “We are determined to stimulate conversations which provide a solid foundation for policy formulation, good governance, agenda setting, peaceful co-existence, global partnerships and sustainable development.”
The first of the series is titled: “Enhancing Girl Child Empowerment through the Medium of Film” and boasts celebrated and accomplished entrepreneurs, actors, movie directors, producers and girl child education advocates as panelists.

The event will address the role of film making not just as a means of shaping the narrative of young girls in Africa, but also in terms of how the medium of film captures their experiences and that of others who surround them to tell the most compelling stories.
“Society doesn’t think girls are equal to boys. This is so sad and unfair. I like the fact that Sahara Group sees some value in what I am doing with Girls Education across the world and is willing to amplify it with the first #AsharamiSpeaks Panel Sessions” says Zuriel Oduwole the fifteen year old speaker on the panel, Co-Founder of DUSUSU (Dream Up, Speak Up, Stand Up) and one of the world’s youngest female education advocates and film makers.
The panel will discuss and proffer ideas regarding the role film makers and concerned stakeholders should play in terms of highlighting the experience of disadvantaged young girls on our continent with regards to their right to self-determination, quality education and parity in all facets of how they confront and are confronted by society.
AsharamiSpeaks will also be steering the conversation into what the panelists forecast to be the future of film making in Nigeria and the power of the present gender dynamic to shape that future.

According to Tonye Cole, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Sahara Group, “AsharamiSpeaks is not just a talk shop; we need to constantly stir up conversations that have the power to transform. The absence of this can only lead to further breakdown of the moral and economic fabric that should foster peaceful global co-existence.” Cole currently chairs the Nigerian Private Sector Advisory Group to the UN on Sustainable Development Goals, which is committed to driving the realization of the SDGs across the continent via projects and initiatives spread across Sub-Saharan Africa.
He is joined by screen actor Dakore Akande, star of 2017 hit romantic comedy “Isoken”, director of that film, Jade Osiberu and Nollywood superstars Ramsey Noah and Rita Dominic. Rounding out the panel are Stephanie Busari , Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji and Bodunrin Sasore. Busari is CNN Africa Editor and broadcasting journalist whose extensive coverage of the Chibok Girls kidnapping earned her a coveted Gracie Award. Akerele-Ogunsiji is a social entrepreneur who was named on the Forbes list of "The 20 Youngest Power Women in Africa 2014". Both women have championed the cause of the African Girl agenda throughout the course of their careers. Sasore helmed last year’s critically acclaimed fantasy comedy, Banana Island Ghost.

Sahara Group working through its Foundation and Zuriel Oduwole, recently concluded the second season of its Grooming Film Extra-preneurs in Lagos, Accra and Abidjan. The film making workshop which spanned ten days in three countries empowered 90 young girls with the skills they need to produce their own short films and possibly launch professional careers in the near future.

In conclusion, Obioma said “AsharamiSpeaks is one of our drivers for getting the future of millions of bright young girls off to the best possible start. It is gratifying to be able to steer these girls closer towards self-determination and financial independence.”

Bethel Obioma
Sahara Group
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Nor-Tech Announces Lenovo Tiny Series, Laptops, Chromebooks, Desktops for Education

Nor-Tech  Clusters, Workstations, Desktops

Nor-Tech HPC Clusters Logo

Nor-Tech just announced a full line of Lenovo products for schools. Nor-Tech also customizes-to-spec its own cost-effective Voyageur desktops for schools.

In addition to the quality and performance of the equipment and competitive pricing, we have a developed a solid reputation for outstanding customer service throughout Minnesota’s school system.”

— Nor-Tech Executive Vice President and General Manager Jeff Olson

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN., U.S., January 15, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Nor-Tech, one of the world’s leading technology providers, just announced a full line of Lenovo products for schools, including Lenovo mini computers, laptops, Chromebooks, and desktops. Nor-Tech also customizes-to-spec its own cost-effective Voyageur desktops for schools.
Nor-Tech Executive Vice President and General Manager Jeff Olson said, “Schools have trusted us for more than two decades to provide the highest quality technology at the best possible price. We work primarily with Lenovo because they have the same dedication to quality, performance and economy that we have. Like us, they have the reputation to back it up.”
The technology Nor-Tech provides to classrooms is:
• Designed for teachers: Easy to deploy and intuitive to use.
• Optimized for the learning experience: access to resources, information and functionality in 1-2 clicks.
• Powerful: Many of the tiny systems, laptops, Chromebooks and desktops have more power, features, flexibility and expandability for the price than any other technology.
• Sturdiness/Repair-ability: Nor-Tech’s technology is built to survive the day-to-day mishaps that occur in classrooms. When necessary, repairs are straightforward with little downtime. If damaged beyond repair, Voyageur desktops are easy for the company to clone.

“In addition to the quality and performance of the equipment and competitive pricing, we have a developed a solid reputation for outstanding customer service throughout Minnesota’s school system,” Olson said. “As we continue to expand our footprint in the K-12 market from coast-to-coast, we pledge to maintain those same high standards.”
To find out more about Nor-Tech’s products for K-12 schools, visit: https://www.nor-tech.com/solutions/desktops/schools/.
Nor-Tech has been at the forefront of education-related technology for more than 20 years and is Google Chrome Management Console Authorized, a Lenovo Gold Partner, a Microsoft Silver Certified Partner and Microsoft MVP Award winner, Intel Platinum Level Technology Provider, Authorized Intel Integrator, and Platinum-level AMD Solution Provider. The company built an international reputation as a leading innovator of easy-to-deploy technology for a full range of applications—consistently mentioned in the same context as Dell, HP and Lenovo. Nor-Tech is renowned throughout the education, scientific, academic, and business communities for outstanding client service. All of Nor-Tech’s technology is made by Nor-Tech in Minnesota and supported by Nor-Tech around the world. In addition to being a reseller for leading brands, Nor-Tech’s custom technology includes high performance clusters, workstations, desktops, and servers. The company has been in business since 1998 and is headquartered in Burnsville, Minn. just outside of Minneapolis. To contact Nor-Tech call 952-808-1000/toll free: 877-808-1010 or visit http://www.nor-tech.com to find out more or take advantage of Live Chat.

Jeanna Van Rensselar
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Review the successes of 2017 and look to the future of AMR

Superbugs & Superdrugs Conference

Superbugs & Superdrugs Conference

SMi’s Superbugs & Superdrugs Conference

LONODON, UNITED KINGDOM, January 15, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — London, 19 – 20 March 2018 – SMi’s Superbugs & Superdrugs Conference 2018 will gather a high level of international experts and project decision makers to review the successes of 2017 and look to the future of AMR. Two full days of information, education and networking not to be missed.

All participants will gain the knowledge and get informed on the latest development within scientific communities and on strategies pharmaceutical companies using to develop novel therapeutics
There will also be a large focus on novel candidates and alternatives to antimicrobials; Greater coverage of the regulations, further funding possibilities and partnerships and strategies

The workshop on March, 21st will focus on the transition from in vitro activity to in vivo efficacy, the choice of the right animal model for proof of concept studies, provide examples of relevant animal models with supportive data and interpretation of results as they relate to the clinical condition.

You will: gain an understanding of what animal models can and cannot provide; learn how animal model endpoints relate to clinical endpoints; access in depth discussion of how models are performed; get insights on regulations and constraints in the performance of these models

Further details including a full speaker line-up and detailed programme are available at
http://www.superbugssuperdrugs.com/EIN

Lyudmyla Durneva
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Trading Software Market 2018 Global Share, Trend, Segmentation and Forecast to 2022

Wiseguyreports.Com Added New Market Research Report On -“Global Trading Software Market 2018 Top players, Production , Growth and Demand Forecast to 2022”.

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Global Trading Software Market

Description

WiseGuyReports.Com adds” Global Trading Software Market Size, Status and Forecast 2022 “Research To Its Database.

This report studies the global Trading Software market, analyzes and researches the Trading Software development status and forecast in United States, EU, Japan, China, India and Southeast Asia. This report focuses on the top playersin global market, like 

Hybrid Solutions 
Rizm 
Tradeshift 
8 Securities Limited 
ActForex 
DecisionBar 
Market Traders Institute 
Day Trade The World

 

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Market segment by Regions/Countries, this report covers 
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EU 
Japan 
China 
India 
Southeast Asia

Market segment by Application, Trading Software can be split into 
Personal Use 
Enterprise

 

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Table of Contents -Major Key Points

Global Trading Software Market Size, Status and Forecast 2022 
1 Industry Overview of Trading Software 
1.1 Trading Software Market Overview 
1.1.1 Trading Software Product Scope 
1.1.2 Market Status and Outlook 
1.2 Global Trading Software Market Size and Analysis by Regions 
1.2.1 United States 
1.2.2 EU 
1.2.3 Japan 
1.2.4 China 
1.2.5 India 
1.2.6 Southeast Asia 
1.3 Trading Software Market by End Users/Application 
1.3.1 Personal Use 
1.3.2 Enterprise

2 Global Trading Software Competition Analysis by Players 
2.1 Trading Software Market Size (Value) by Players (2016 and 2017) 
2.2 Competitive Status and Trend 
2.2.1 Market Concentration Rate 
2.2.2 Product/Service Differences 
2.2.3 New Entrants 
2.2.4 The Technology Trends in Future

3 Company (Top Players) Profiles 
3.1 Hybrid Solutions 
3.1.1 Company Profile 
3.1.2 Main Business/Business Overview 
3.1.3 Products, Services and Solutions 
3.1.4 Trading Software Revenue (Value) (2012-2017) 
3.1.5 Recent Developments 
3.2 Rizm 
3.2.1 Company Profile 
3.2.2 Main Business/Business Overview 
3.2.3 Products, Services and Solutions 
3.2.4 Trading Software Revenue (Value) (2012-2017) 
3.2.5 Recent Developments 
3.3 Tradeshift 
3.3.1 Company Profile 
3.3.2 Main Business/Business Overview 
3.3.3 Products, Services and Solutions 
3.3.4 Trading Software Revenue (Value) (2012-2017) 
3.3.5 Recent Developments 
3.4 8 Securities Limited 
3.4.1 Company Profile 
3.4.2 Main Business/Business Overview 
3.4.3 Products, Services and Solutions 
3.4.4 Trading Software Revenue (Value) (2012-2017) 
3.4.5 Recent Developments 
3.5 ActForex 
3.5.1 Company Profile 
3.5.2 Main Business/Business Overview 
3.5.3 Products, Services and Solutions 
3.5.4 Trading Software Revenue (Value) (2012-2017) 
3.5.5 Recent Developments 
3.6 DecisionBar 
3.6.1 Company Profile 
3.6.2 Main Business/Business Overview 
3.6.3 Products, Services and Solutions 
3.6.4 Trading Software Revenue (Value) (2012-2017) 
3.6.5 Recent Developments 
3.7 Market Traders Institute 
3.7.1 Company Profile 
3.7.2 Main Business/Business Overview 
3.7.3 Products, Services and Solutions 
3.7.4 Trading Software Revenue (Value) (2012-2017) 
3.7.5 Recent Developments 
3.8 Day Trade The World 
3.8.1 Company Profile 
3.8.2 Main Business/Business Overview 
3.8.3 Products, Services and Solutions 
3.8.4 Trading Software Revenue (Value) (2012-2017) 
3.8.5 Recent Developments

………..CONTINUED

 

Norah Trent
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Smart Classroom Market 2018 Global Share, Trend, Segmentation and Forecast to 2022

Wiseguyreports.Com Added New Market Research Report On -“Global Smart Classroom Market 2018 Top Manufacturers, Production and Demand Forecast to 2022”.

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Global Smart Classroom Market

Description

WiseGuyReports.Com adds” Global Smart Classroom Market Professional Survey Report 2018 “Research To Its Database.

This report studies Smart Classroom in Global Market, especially in North America, China, Europe, Southeast Asia, Japan and India, with production, revenue, consumption, import and export in these regions, from 2012 to 2016, and forecast to 2022.

This report focuses on top manufacturers in global market, with production, price, revenue and market share for each manufacturer, covering 

Smart Technologies 
Educomp 
Everonn 
HCL Learning 
Microsoft 
Pearson 
Samsung 
Dalian Neusoft 

 

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On the basis of product, this report displays the production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into 
Learning products 
Hardware 
Software

By Application, the market can be split into 
Higher Education 
K-12

By Regions, this report covers (we can add the regions/countries as you want) 
North America 
China 
Europe 
Southeast Asia 
Japan 
India

 

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Table of Contents -Major Key Points

Global Smart Classroom Market Professional Survey Report 2017 
1 Industry Overview of Smart Classroom 
1.1 Definition and Specifications of Smart Classroom 
1.1.1 Definition of Smart Classroom 
1.1.2 Specifications of Smart Classroom 
1.2 Classification of Smart Classroom 
1.2.1 Learning products 
1.2.2 Hardware 
1.2.3 Software 
1.3 Applications of Smart Classroom 
1.3.1 Higher Education 
1.3.2 K-12 
1.3.3 Application 3 
1.4 Market Segment by Regions 
1.4.1 North America 
1.4.2 China 
1.4.3 Europe 
1.4.4 Southeast Asia 
1.4.5 Japan 
1.4.6 India

2 Manufacturing Cost Structure Analysis of Smart Classroom 
2.1 Raw Material and Suppliers 
2.2 Manufacturing Cost Structure Analysis of Smart Classroom 
2.3 Manufacturing Process Analysis of Smart Classroom 
2.4 Industry Chain Structure of Smart Classroom

……….

8 Major Manufacturers Analysis of Smart Classroom 
8.1 Smart Technologies 
8.1.1 Company Profile 
8.1.2 Product Picture and Specifications 
8.1.2.1 Product A 
8.1.2.2 Product B 
8.1.3 Smart Technologies 2016 Smart Classroom Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis 
8.1.4 Smart Technologies 2016 Smart Classroom Business Region Distribution Analysis 
8.2 Educomp 
8.2.1 Company Profile 
8.2.2 Product Picture and Specifications 
8.2.2.1 Product A 
8.2.2.2 Product B 
8.2.3 Educomp 2016 Smart Classroom Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis 
8.2.4 Educomp 2016 Smart Classroom Business Region Distribution Analysis 
8.3 Everonn 
8.3.1 Company Profile 
8.3.2 Product Picture and Specifications 
8.3.2.1 Product A 
8.3.2.2 Product B 
8.3.3 Everonn 2016 Smart Classroom Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis 
8.3.4 Everonn 2016 Smart Classroom Business Region Distribution Analysis 
8.4 HCL Learning 
8.4.1 Company Profile 
8.4.2 Product Picture and Specifications 
8.4.2.1 Product A 
8.4.2.2 Product B 
8.4.3 HCL Learning 2016 Smart Classroom Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis 
8.4.4 HCL Learning 2016 Smart Classroom Business Region Distribution Analysis 
8.5 Microsoft 
8.5.1 Company Profile 
8.5.2 Product Picture and Specifications 
8.5.2.1 Product A 
8.5.2.2 Product B 
8.5.3 Microsoft 2016 Smart Classroom Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis 
8.5.4 Microsoft 2016 Smart Classroom Business Region Distribution Analysis 
8.6 Pearson 
8.6.1 Company Profile 
8.6.2 Product Picture and Specifications 
8.6.2.1 Product A 
8.6.2.2 Product B 
8.6.3 Pearson 2016 Smart Classroom Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis 
8.6.4 Pearson 2016 Smart Classroom Business Region Distribution Analysis 
8.7 Samsung 
8.7.1 Company Profile 
8.7.2 Product Picture and Specifications 
8.7.2.1 Product A 
8.7.2.2 Product B 
8.7.3 Samsung 2016 Smart Classroom Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis 
8.7.4 Samsung 2016 Smart Classroom Business Region Distribution Analysis 
8.8 Dalian Neusoft 
8.8.1 Company Profile 
8.8.2 Product Picture and Specifications 
8.8.2.1 Product A 
8.8.2.2 Product B 
8.8.3 Dalian Neusoft 2016 Smart Classroom Sales, Ex-factory Price, Revenue, Gross Margin Analysis 
8.8.4 Dalian Neusoft 2016 Smart Classroom Business Region Distribution Analysis

………..CONTINUED

Norah Trent
WiseGuy Research Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
+1 646 845 9349 / +44 208 133 9349
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Laguna Art-A-Fair Seeks Artists for Summer Season 2018 Fine Art Festival

All Artists-International, National & Local are invited to submit your application for the 52nd Annual Laguna Art-A-Fair in Laguna Beach California

LAGUNA BEACH, CALIFORNIA, USA, January 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Laguna Beach, Calif. (January 13, 2018) – Laguna Art-A-Fair marks its 52nd year in scenic Laguna Beach canyon in 2018. The juried fine art exhibit provides opportunities for 120 established and emerging artists to present their works to thousands of art lovers each summer. Jury Day for the 2018 festival is on Sunday, February 11 at Laguna Beach Boys & Girls Club (1085 Laguna Canyon Road) when applications and submissions can be hand delivered between 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. Submitted work must be picked up between 4:00 and 4:30 pm on February 11 and artists will be notified of their selection that day. Digital submissions must be posted by January 30, 2018. Applications and other details are available at www.art-a-fair.com/call-for-artists-2/

Laguna Art-A-Fair is a nationally recognized fine art exhibition featuring original works across all mediums including oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, charcoal, pencil, drawing, mixed media, photography, ceramics, wood, glass, jewelry, gourds, leather, sculpture and digital art. Run as an artist cooperative, Art-A-Fair participants produce the annual exhibition in various volunteer positions.

All fine artists are welcome to participate in Laguna Art-A-Fair as there are no residency restrictions. Prospective artists must submit three original works of art within the same medium. A registration fee of $40 per medium is required and separate booth fees are determined by the size of booth selected.

Laguna Art-A-Fair Preview Night is June 27 and the festival is open to the general public from June 29 through September 2. Festival grounds are shared with the award winning restaurant Tivoli Too! located at 777 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach.

For more information, call (949) 494-4514 or visit www.art-a-fair.com.

About Laguna Art-A-Fair

Laguna Art-A-Fair is one of Orange County’s premier fine art festivals connecting fine artists and art enthusiasts from around the world in Laguna Beach each summer since 1967. A juried art exhibit, Laguna Art-A-Fair has set and maintained a standard of excellence that is respected both internationally and by the local art community. Arranged as an artist co-op, each participant plays a role in producing the annual exhibit that features 120 art exhibits, workshops, food & wine and live music in a scenic Laguna canyon setting. Unlike other local art shows, Laguna Art-A-Fair does not have residency restrictions so they draw a geographically diverse group of artists with works rich in quality yet diverse in content.

This year’s Laguna Art-A-Fair – known as the Gem in the Canyon – will present a new feature connecting fine art with luxury home design. Festival promoters Gina Waggener and Jo Beth Prudhomme partnered with interior design expert Nancy Vengoechea of Vengo Design International to showcase an expansive new luxury home display area and home design-related workshops to help festival goers envision fine art in their own homes. UC Luxury Home Mortgage (uclux.com), a division of Union Choice Enterprise, will offer advice on how redesign increases home values and options for utilizing home equity for improvements. For more information contact: Gina@unionchoice.com

Jobeth Prudhomme
Pen & Palette Solutions Inc.
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Why Is The 2018 Flu Season Is So Bad?

2018 Flu Season

2018 Flu Season

The 2017-2018 flu season is turning out to be one of the most active flu seasons in recent history.

The total number of people who have died from this year's iteration of the influenza family of viruses was just 0.2 percent below the current season's threshold for being considered a flu epidemic.”

— Patrick Mansfield

KINGWOOD, TEXAS, USA, January 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Why Is The 2018 Flu Season Is So Bad?

Although modern healthcare is the most advanced iteration of medicine we've ever seen, we've still failed to put an end to influenza, especially in colder months. The 2017-2018 flu season is turning out to be one of the most active flu seasons in recent history.

Recent data published by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate "widespread flu activity" in 49 states across the nation.

Seemingly No Region Of The United States Can Hide From Influenza.

According to Vanderbilt University's own Dr. WIlliam Schaffner, an expert in the study and research of infectious disease, "[The flu} seemed to occur all over the country, more or less simultaneously." Data agrees with Dr. Schaffner's assertion, as the current season's flu activity is nearing epidemic proportions.

How Do Flu Epidemics Come Into Play?

Per the CDC, any given flu season is formally considered an "epidemic" when the proportion of people who've died from the flu, expressed as a percentage of total people affected by the archaic, yet ever-changing influenza exceeds a CDC-set threshold using recent flu seasons' clinical datasets.

As of the first week of 2018, the total number of people who have died from this year's iteration of the influenza family of viruses was just 0.2 percent below the current season's threshold for being considered a "flu epidemic."

Similarly, visits to medical professionals for "flu-like illnesses" are rising steadily. Statistics from the relatively active 2014-2015 season are strikingly similar to this season's statistics. Both the 2014-2015 and the current season are considerably more active than last year's season, in 2016-2017.

The United States Is Home To A Hotbed Of Currently Active Influenza Activity.

Just last week, about 15 percent of all outpatient visits to physicians were for influenza-like illnesses, according to data derived from the state of Arkansas. 26 states across America have reported "high flu activity," with Arkansas featuring some of the nation's most active territory.

Across the past half-month, the total number of individuals taking beds in hospitals for flu-like illnesses has doubled. When compared to last year's total number of beds taken for influenza sufferers, this year's statistics are up approximately 35 percent from exactly one year ago.

We Do Know The Name Of The 2017-2018 Influenza Season's Most Active Strain.

Viruses change their structure and characteristics rapidly to accommodate changes in society, like artificial resistances to the virus – flu shots – and natural, internally-created resistances that the human body tries its best to produce. As time goes on, influenza takes the shape of different strains.

Several years ago, the swine flu epidemic featured an H1N1 rendition of the much-hated flu virus. This year, most patients are struck by the currently predominant strain, H3N2.

H3N2 is a subtype of influenza A. Even though this year's influenza vaccine included the H3N2 strain, among others, the effectiveness of the current year's vaccine isn't yet available, and won't be until the flu season is over sometime in late March or early April.

Australia Didn't Experience Strong Results With Its Vaccine.

Australia, a member of the Southern Hemisphere, experiences seasonal changes opposite its Northern Hemisphere counterparts, including the United States of America.

According to the New England Journal of Medicine, Australia's defense against H3N2 was only 10 percent effective, a far cry from last year's 39 percent effectiveness, 2015-2016's 48, and 2013-2014's 52.

Unfortunately, when flu seasons feature a disproportionately high number of H3N2-related infections, deaths are typically higher.

Interesting Statistics Regarding Flu Seasons In The United States.

All economic effects considered, various influenza viruses cost the United States, in aggregate, roughly $10.4 billion each year. Hospitalizations are included in this figure, including "$7 billion a year in sick days and lost productivity."

It's important for Americans to get treated with the flu vaccine in efforts to prevent its spread, or even worse – coming down with influenza, one's self.

The United States CDC estimates that years of the current decade feature anywhere between
9.2 and 35.6 million illnesses. Each annual period typically includes between 140,000 and 710,000 hospitalizations, and 12,000 to 56,000 deaths as direct results of the virus.

If you're diagnosed with the flu, never go to work or school, even if you don't feel bad. Researchers indicate exposing one's self to others is a highly effective means of spreading the illness.

Related Articles:

Information On The 2017=2018 Flu Season.
Flu Vaccination Safety Concerns | U.S. Health Alerts

Patrick Mansfield
Info Seek Media, Inc.
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On par with history: New tour pairs WWII experts with golf pros

This one-of-a-kind luxury golf and history trip through Europe gives us a rare opportunity to combine these two loved past-times.”

— Tom Markwell, associate VP, travel & conference sales

TOWSON, MD, USA, January 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The National WWII Museum is bringing history to life with a new addition to its travel tour program that brings guests to historic WWII sites in Europe, while playing on iconic golf courses in Scotland and France. Educational travel – especially trips exploring world history – is a growing trend for Americans. Reputable tour operators, like The National WWII Museum, are engaging renowned historians, best-selling authors and noted history experts as featured guests who travel along with participants.

This summer, the Museum has curated the Heroes & Legends: Golf and Glory trip ( https://www.nationalww2museum.org/events-programs/educational-travel/heroes-legends ) with renowned author and historian, Don Miller, Ph.D., combining historic cultural site tours with golf at some of the most well-known golf courses in Europe, where travelers will tee-off on historic links with golf pros Lanny Wadkins and John Mahaffey.

Best-selling author Dr. Miller is a seasoned veteran of The National WWII Museum’s travel program, having led sold-out tours in Normandy, Battle of the Bulge sites in Europe and through the Mediterranean. A sought-after expert, Miller’s book “Masters of the Air: America’s Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany” was selected to serve as the primary source for HBO’s newest WWII miniseries. He has appeared in numerous PBS and History Channel programs and the author of eight best-selling books. Special featured guests, professional golfers Lanny Wadkins and John Mahaffey, will play alongside guests in alternating foursomes, dine with the group and host talks about their careers in golf. Lanny Wadkins is a World Golf Hall of Fame inductee and won 22 PGA Tour tournaments; 10-time PGA Tour champ John Mahaffey’s most memorable victory is known as the best comeback win in PGA history and the 1978 PGA Championship at Oakmont.

The Heroes & Legends: Golf and Glory trip includes poignant visits to museums, memorials and sites where Allied forces fought numerous battles. And for golf enthusiasts, it also includes coveted tee times on courses in the Normandy region of France and the lowlands of Scotland, as well as the option for entry to the final round of the 2018 Open Championship.

“This one-of-a-kind luxury golf and history trip through Europe gives us a rare opportunity to combine these two loved past-times,” said Tom Markwell, associate vice president of travel & conference sales. “This is the first trip of its kind we have put together, and we are excited about the golf course line-up, as well as the cultural sites and tours we have curated along with Don Miller.”

What makes this voyage most remarkable are the once-in-a-lifetime connections and interactions planned throughout the program. In addition to unprecedented access to items from Museum archives and visits to key sites, throughout their entire visit, guests will have full-time access to Dr. Miller, who personally guides the group through the locations on the itinerary, and will golf with pros Wadkins and Mahaffey. Guests will:

•Tee off at Omaha Beach Golf Club’s La Mer Courses and Barriere Deauville’s The Red and White Course in France, and golf Edzell Golf Club’s Edzell Old Course and Gleneagles Golf Club’s The King’s Course in Scotland.

•Non-golfers will be offered exclusive access to premier cultural and educational landmarks including Mont Saint-Michel, Honfleur and St. Catherine’s Church, and Perthshire and Dundee in Scotland.

For eight nights, July 17 – 25, 2018, the Golf & History tour is $12,999 per person, based on double occupancy, and the Cultural and Educational Tour (for non-golfers) is $9,999 per person, based on double occupancy. The 2018 Senior Open Championship at the Old Course at St. Andrews from July 25 – 28 is an additional $2,999 per person. More information about Heroes & Legends: Golf and Glory can be found here.

If booked by March 16, 2018, guests will save $2,000 per couple ( https://www.nationalww2museum.org/events-programs/educational-travel/heroes-legends#guests ).

Lauren Walbert
Sandy Hillman Communications
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Author Amuses Children With Colorful Puppies of the Rainbow

Colorful Puppies of the Rainbow!

Author Amuses Children With Colorful Puppies of the Rainbow!

SUPERIOR, WI, UNITED STATES, January 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Catherine Litersky marks her debut in the literary limelight with Colorful Puppies of the Rainbow!, a children's book that proactively integrates fun in learning as the children discover different meanings and do amusing and spirited activities.

The Colorful Puppies of The Rainbow! is a source that displays beautifully hand-drawn illustrations of puppies, displaying different colors and are presented with different meanings. It is injected with a positive story where children can enjoy and learn from. More importantly, every parent can have an active participation in facilitating learning to their children.

The author, Catherine Litersky was born on June 13, 1989. She was raised in Superior, Wisconsin. She cares and loves her family and friends and in her personal favorite quote: "I'm going to have fun today," she channels her positivity to every reader. Apart from her passion for writing, she also enjoys dancing and doing artwork. And when she takes a break from her indoor activities, she goes out with her family and loves swimming and going for a walk outside.

Catherine Litersky's children's book Colorful Puppies of the Rainbow! gives children the most amazing experience of discovering new things. This is just the beginning of the author's adventure in the literary world! It is highly recommended for parents who want to make learning fun and exciting for their children!

About the Author:
Catherine Mae Litersky was born on June 13, 1989. She was born and raised in Superior Wisconsin. She enjoys dancing, doing artwork, and writing. Her first book is called Colorful Puppies of The Rainbow!

She tries to get artwork sold. She cares and loves her family and friends. She really enjoys swimming and going on walks outside. She took a few classes at University of Wisconsin Superior. She graduated as part of the class of 2008 in Superior, Wisconsin at Superior High School. She likes to relax at home and watch a movie. She also enjoys listening to music that relaxes her.

Product details
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 2
Paperback: 24 pages
Publisher: BookBlastPro Inc. (June 17, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1946854573
ISBN-13: 978-1946854575
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 11 inches

Book Availability:
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‘Sahara Group and I Have a Mission to Empower the African Girl-Child’

Sahara Group is partnering with Zuriel Oduwole, a young film maker and avowed girl-child empowerment advocate to promote girl-child education & gender equality

Ultimately, the goal is to give these girls who are mostly from underserved communities the power, skills and platform to tell their stories and make a living through film making.”

— Zuriel Oduwole, DUSUSU Foundation

LAGOS, LAGOS, NIGERIA, January 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — With 28 million girls between the ages of about six and 15 out of school in Africa, a wind of empowerment would do girls on the continent a world of good. Leading African and energy conglomerate, Sahara Group is partnering with Zuriel Oduwole, a young film maker and avowed girl-child empowerment advocate to promote girl-child education and gender equality. This partnership is being implemented under Sahara Group’s Grooming Film Extrapreneurs initiative; the target being to empower 90 girls in three African countries- Nigeria, Ghana and Cote D’Ivoire in the art of film making. Peter Uzoho was there

What would you say are the most pressing issues the girl-child of today has to contend with particularly with respect to what you have discovered from your trips to various African nations?

Okay, first, their society doesn’t think they are equal to boys, or can do what boys do, so it means they have to fight every day once they wake up till they go to bed, just from that alone. If that is already a fight, then everything else is a struggle. That’s so sad, and unfair.

How would you rate the progress made with respect to the SDGs that speak to the girl-child?

For me, I think a lot of work needs to be done. Just like the example I gave above. It would mean the SDG’s have to change the mind set of people, and that is very hard to do. I met President Salva Kiir because South Sudan has one of the highest rates of Girls Marriage in Africa. Eventually, he said he would speak to the Elders once he gets back home. It’s hard to change peoples’ mind-sets.

Who are your role models and how have they influenced your work?

My mom first, because she is a very strong woman, and she works full time, and still has time to do some of our home school work with us. That’s so cool.

What is the focus of your partnership with Sahara Foundation?

I like that they see some value in what I am doing with Girls Education all across the world, and just like the African proverb, if you want to go fast, go alone, and if you want to go far, go together. I think I have gone very fast in the last five years, since I started my project at age 10. Sahara has shown they are serious about Girls Education, so it’s easy for me to create a partnership, so we can do more together, for Girls Education in Africa, and also around the world. That would be so cool to do. Through the partnership with Sahara Foundation, we will be empowering young ladies in Nigeria, Ghana and Cote d’ Ivoire who will be guided and mentored to create replicas of themselves for greater impact. Ultimately, the goal is to give these girls who are mostly from underserved communities the power, skills and platform to tell their stories and make a living through film making. The training sessions are scheduled to run from January 5-17 across the three locations.

How would you describe the importance of the project for the girl-child especially in Africa?

They are running in a race with one leg, when the boys are running with two legs. So, I really think it is important that we create opportunities so girls can run with both legs too. That’s how important the project is. It is expected that the Grooming Film Extrapreneurs Season II themed ‘Empowering the Girl-child in Africa’ will be provide a unique opportunity for the 90 girls in the three selected African countries and more importantly equip them with film making skills which have been partly responsible for thrusting me into global limelight.

What outcomes are you looking forward to achieving with Sahara Foundation on this project?

For us to reach more people and let them, especially girls, know that they can do and achieve anything, and I mean anything they want to do or achieve. It is so possible. I am doing some cool stuff, and I am only 15. At least all those magazines and TV shows think I am. I believe so too. People believe more when they see things, instead of when people just tell them.

Sustainability of any project is vital for continued impact. What is the plan for ensuring the girls empowered by the project are monitored and mentored for long-term impact?

Firstly, the progress of the beneficiaries and conversations will be driven through the through the Sahara Hub via a dedicated #saharazuriel which will be synonymous to SDGS 4 and 5. This will also allow them to continue learning a little more about film making. Secondly, we will encourage them to form a small support group for each other on social media, and I can reach out to them on specific times and schedules, to see how they are doing, and share ideas and solutions to any challenges they have.

If there was one outcome you could achieve from this partnership with Sahara Foundation, what would it be?

It would be to encourage more corporations around the world to create partnerships with small groups; so many more people can be reached to empower people to be self-employed, instead of waiting for people to employ them, especially in this new economy of e-commerce and digital media and the green economy happening from now too.

You have interviewed over 24 presidents and other distinguished personalities. How has this shaped your opinion about the world? Does this give you hopes for girls around the world?

First, it lets me know how difficult it is to be President of any country. So like Nigeria, there are 180 million opinions, so that’s a difficult start already for the President. Sadly, Girls have never been priority for many governments, so me talking to the Presidents is making a difference in places like Tanzania and Namibia and Cape Verde, and hopefully, Nigeria soon too.

Your work with the United Nations is somewhat demanding for a young teen. Are there times when you feel like giving up?

No way. Instead, I want people in the UN to decide faster so I can do more. They take too long, but I’m glad they listen to my ideas, and take me very seriously. I really like that.

How do you cope with managing your foundation, school and growing up?

By praying a lot and asking for wisdom, and by surrounding myself with people who believe in me, starting with my parents. I am so grateful.

What are your targets for the New Year?

Doing a little bit more, than I did last year, and asking the Lord for the wisdom to accomplish it.

Source: ThisDay Live

Bethel Obioma
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