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Ebola Vaccine Candidates Centre Of Attention; Clinical Trials, IP Negotiations Start

Intellectual Property Watch - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:57
Today, the World Health Organization gave a press briefing to update journalists on what to expect in the near future on Ebola treatments and vaccines.
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Review of “Digital Depression: Information Technology And Economic Crisis”

Intellectual Property Watch - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:44
Information and communication technologies (ICTs), and in particular the internet, have revolutionized and disrupted all aspects of human activity, and even behaviour. This has resulted in many academic publications and much discussion, including in intergovernmental bodies, regarding various issues, including how best to govern the internet.Dan Schiller’s book helps us to understand the background of these events, which have affected economic and political power relations, and how US policies have consistently favoured capital over labour, and have resulted in transfers of vast sums from developing countries to developed countries, writes Richard Hill.
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Nigeria minister 'optimistic' Boko Haram will free girls

Jamaica Observer - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 06:33
BERLIN, Germany (AFP) -- Nigeria's foreign minister said Tuesday that Abuja hopes to end the conflict with Islamist militant group Boko Haram soon and win the release of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls.
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Kingston Wharves breaks ground Wednesday for Logistics Facility

Jamaica Observer - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 06:03
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL) will, on Wednesday, October 22, formally break ground for the construction of its Total Logistics Facility.
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JUTC buys maintenance vehicles

Jamaica Observer - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 05:42
KINGSTON, Jamaica --- The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) has purchased three maintenance vehicles through a Euro Loan facility available to the state-owned company.
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Russia blames 'negligent' airport bosses for Total CEO's crash

Jamaica Observer - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 05:36
MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) - Russian investigators on Tuesday accused senior airport officials of criminal negligence over a plane crash at a Moscow airport that killed the CEO of French oil giant Total, Christophe de Margerie, whose private jet hit a snowplough on takeoff.
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Spain nurse definitively cured of Ebola: doctors

Jamaica Observer - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 05:21
MADRID, Spain (AFP) - A Spanish nurse who was the first person to catch Ebola outside Africa has been cured of the deadly virus according to definitive test results, doctors said Tuesday.
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Jamaican wins Miss Divali Nagar 2014

Jamaica Observer - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 04:50
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (Trinidad Express) – Jamaican beauty Rachel Biesray has won the Miss Divali Nagar 2014 crown.
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CDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines

Jamaica Observer - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 04:40
ATLANTA (AP) — Federal officials are going on the road with new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients.
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Man shot dead, another injured in Green Island Hanover

Jamaica Observer - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 04:17
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Two men were shot Monday night, one fatally, in a brazen attack in Salt Spring district in Green Island Hanover.
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Windies ‘A’ draw ‘Test’with Sri Lanka ‘A’

Jamaica Observer - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 04:08
MATARA, Sri Lanka (CMC) – Sri Lanka A and West Indies A played to a draw on the fourth day of their second four-day ‘Test’ at the Uyanwatte Stadium here Tuesday.
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WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in West Africa in January

Jamaica Observer - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 03:19
GENEVA (AP) — The hunt for an Ebola vaccine will produce data soon about whether two experimental vaccines are safe and could lead to larger medical trials in West Africa by January, a top World Health Organisation official said Tuesday.
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PHOTOS: Fire on Omara Road

Jamaica Observer - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 03:17
A fire raged along Omara Road in Kingston early Monday morning engulfing a dwelling and threatening neighbouring buildings. The cause of the massive blaze was unconfirmed
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1000 Volts of Holt

Jamaica Observer - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 03:00
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Like most of his rocksteady era contemporaries, John Holt loved recording studios. He loved to record music even more.
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UPDATE: Pistorius gets 5 years for girlfriend’s killing

Jamaica Observer - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 02:37
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
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Frater apologises over snubbing Walsh Awards to party

Jamaica Observer - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 02:22
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Michael Frater has issued a release expressing “sincere apologises” for partying instead of attending the Courtney Walsh Awards for Excellence Ceremony where he was being honoured.
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Keep doing good, Observer

Jamaica Observer - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 02:17
Dear Editor,
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India pulls out of West Indies tours, begin legal proceedings

Jamaica Observer - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 02:09
HYDERABAD, India (CMC) – The Board of Control for Cricket in Indian (BCCI) says it will initiate legal proceedings against the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) over its players’ decision to suddenly abandon the Indian tour.
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Henry wants govt to be more proactive in protecting Chinese investment

Jamaica Observer - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 02:00
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Former Minister of Transport and Works, Mike Henry, has criticised the government for failing to be more pro-active in dealing with current problems affecting the completion of the North South link of Highway 2000.
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Pistorius gets 5 years for girlfriend’s killing

Jamaica Observer - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 01:57
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was today sentenced to five years in prison for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
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