first_imgAntibiotics save lives and are important tools for treating a number of common bacterial infections.  Nonetheless, at least 30% of the antibiotics used in outpatient settings in the United States are prescribed when they aren’t needed.  Unnecessary use of antibiotics can lead to antibiotic resistance, one of the most urgent public health threats.  This resistance happens when bacteria develop the ability to defeat the drug designed to kill them.   Annually in the US, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are antibiotic-resistant and around 23,000 die as a result.Due to these alarming statistics, the Jackson County Department of Public Health (JCDPH) wants to take time to remind our community of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s annual campaign, “Be Antibiotics Aware: Smart Use, Best Care.”  During Antibiotic Awareness Week, November 12-18, take time to follow these eight ways to stay antibiotic aware:Remember that antibiotics save lives but they aren’t always the answer when you are sick.Antibiotics do not work on viruses (Ex: colds, flus).Antibiotics are only needed for treating certain infections caused by bacteria (Ex: strep throat, E.coli).An antibiotic will not make you feel better if you have a virus.Any time antibiotics are used, they can cause side effects.Taking antibiotics creates resistant bacteria.If you need antibiotics, take them exactly as prescribed.Stay healthy: Clean your hands, cover coughs, and get vaccinated!last_img read more

Google Search in Books goes live – And Amazon has it too

first_imgGooglehas just released its beta book search product GooglePrint (hat tip Diablo).The new service lets people search within the text of a book. Interestingly, I note thatAmazon has a searchinside this book feature too (how long has that been live? first time I’ve seen it).Both Google and Amazon searches are limited by copyright. In Google’s words: A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts richard macmanus Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting “…you’ll only able to see a limited portion – in some cases only a fewsentences – of books that are still under copyright. If the book has no copyrightrestrictions and is considered public domain, then you can browse the entire book.”I gave Google Print a test run and found the range of books I could search prettylimited.However I came across a fascinating result when I searched for my own name “macmanus”. The first search result was a book by Stephen Fox called The Mirror Makers: A History of American Advertising and Its Creators. Check out the following passage and note the eerie similarities with the previous post here on my blog, about abrand association-basedmodel for ads in RSS. The following is set in the early part of the 20th century:‘The leading advocate of advertising by atmosphere and suggestion was Theodore F.MacManus. As the star copywriter for General Motors, he produced ads specificallytailored to a particular kind of product. Cars like Buick and Cadillac were expensiveitems that customers bought infrequently, usually after careful planning and scrimping.So MacManus did not try to persuade his readers to go right out and buy the product.Instead, he aimed to build a durable image of reliable quality, year after year, thatwould send the consumer to General Motors whenever the big decision to buy was made.[…] in the same unhurried way that two people become friends, he aimed to build afriendship based on a slow accumulation of favorable impressions. “The real suggestion toconvey,” he insisted, “is that the man manufacturing the product is an honest man, andthat the product is an honest product, to be preferred above all others.”‘Looks like I may have a few things in common with Theodore MacManus, who diedin 1940 btw (hence the slightly sexist language!). What he was talking about in that passage, and other sections in the Fox book, has a lot in common with my proposed solution for RSS advertising. Weird also that I even used cars asthe main example in my post, without knowing anything about Theodore until today.All of this is something I probably would never have discovered, were it not for a way to search inside a book!nb: I had to type the above passage out, because Google prevents users from copyingand pasting. Hopefully in time that sort of copyright ‘fear and loathing’ from printpublishers will subside, as there are a world of benefits in letting Web users postextracts from books (see my interview last year with Tim O’Reilly for more on that).Anyway, back to Google Print. It had 24 pages to show me related to the “macmanus”search in the Fox book. Amazon had 25 pages to show me for that same search, so in that respect it seems thesearch quality for Google and Amazon is similar.SearchEngineWatchhas more info and ZDNet has a recent storyclaiming that “leading academic publishers” are accusing Google of “copyright violationon an unprecedented scale”.This is an interesting development from Google and Amazon, although it’s been in the works for a while. I’ll have more to say on this in future posts. In the meantime, I’m off to go buy that Stephen Fox book 😉 Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Google#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

The Fresh Market Implements New Lock and Key Management in All Stores

first_imgInstaKey Security Systems has recently completed a new implementation with The Fresh Market, a leading specialty grocer, on their new lock and key management program designed to add process and structure to their mechanical key system, while lowering associated costs.In less than three months, The Fresh Market converted 160+ stores nationwide, to the proprietary InstaKey Key Management System. All locations received new, small-format interchangeable lock hardware and Store Management uses InstaKey’s® to issue keys and manage their key holder population.“Every time we work with InstaKey, their commitment to us, the project and to their personal/corporate integrity shines through,” explains Joe Oliveira, CFI, director of asset protection at The Fresh Market. “The InstaKey program is a huge success. The program has become part of our culture and it is helping us better protect our team members, guests, product, cash and data. We just couldn’t do it without InstaKey’s help and support. To top it off, converting an entire company in under three months has to be a world record!”- Sponsor – This new partnership with InstaKey also makes future lock changes easy. When keys are lost or unaccounted for, using user-rekeyable locks eliminates the need make an expensive locksmith callout when a step change key is the only tool required to complete a rekey. This allows for immediate lock changes to keep stores and areas within stores secure.The software and service behind the lock hardware makes a significant difference in managing the key system, allowing The Fresh Market to easily take control of managing the system and reducing costs. This is accomplished through restricted keys that cannot be duplicated, cloud-based software that maintains and tracks the system’s integrity and a dedicated team of subject matter experts at InstaKey that help administrate the key system management with The Fresh Market team.For more information, visit Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement British high school has banned Canada Goose, Moncler and other expensive luxury coats to stop students bullying other kids from lower-income backgrounds.After a series of incidents involving students bullying other students from lower-income households, Woodchurch High School in Birkenhead, England banned children from wearing coats made by Canada Goose, Pyrenex and Moncler or other luxury brands.Canada Goose sells a wide range of coats but some of their products can go for several hundred dollars, with some items even costing upwards of $1,000.“There has been feedback from children, who say ‘Gosh, that is our rent for the month,’” the school’s head teacher Rebekah Phillips told CNN.. Twitter Jackets are on display at the Canada Goose Inc. showroom in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim Reducing children’s anxiety from failing to keep up with latest fashion of their wealthier peers was one of the reasons given for the decision.Administrators of the school, just outside of Liverpool, U.K., sent a letter to parents explaining the reason for the ban, which will come into effect after Christmas. Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Login/Register With:last_img read more