Cappelli: We are considering a deferral of payment according to the “3 + 3” model

first_imgYesterday, various meetings were held at the Banski dvori to agree on final measures to help the economy from the negative impact of the coronavirus on the entire market. More about all concrete measures will be found out today, when they will be presented at the Government session, which will then go to the Parliament for adoption, publication in the Official Gazette and are expected to be active from next week. Also, Cappelli pointed out that some measures are under the jurisdiction of local self-government units (JLS), such as a flat tax per bed in family accommodation, so that they are also discussed in which direction everything should go. Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli in front of the Parliament, he stated that tomorrow the Government from the tourism sector will be subject to a measure of deferral of payments according to the “3 + 3” model. Minister of Finance Zdravko Marić za RTL Today He said a set of measures he would present today in the short term could have an effect. “Surgically precise measures in such a short time we can not do, but most importantly to put this tomorrow in the emergency procedure procedure. An integral part of these measures is liquidity. On the one hand, there are public benefits – income tax, profit tax and contributions. According to the working version, and we will agree on the details during the day and night until the session, we are talking about a three-month deferral of payment with a possible additional three months of extension. On the other hand, there are credit and lines in cooperation with HBOR, CNB and HUB, all of which are in some way aimed at focusing a similar principle on the credit arrangement. Said Maric. Source: Index.hr, RTL Danas / Photo: Index Video “It is important for us that there is a delay, such as a delay in the payment of tourist tax, tourist membership fees, hoteliers in the payment of concessions in camps on tourist land – that all delays go through the 3 + 3 model. We are going in that direction, that, depending on the events, it will be postponed for three months. In this way, personal income and everything we can solve immediately and urgently will probably be solved. So we’re sure we can cover that for the next six months. In the first place is the protection of the workforce and liquidity”Cappelli pointed out, Index.hr reports. last_img read more

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Africans rush for chloroquine as virus tsunami looms

first_imgBackstreet sales Alice Desclaux, a doctor at the Institute of Development Research (IRD) in Senegal, said the risks from self-medication from chloroquine were largely rooted in illegal sales.”Chloroquine has always been on sale informally in Africa,” she said.”It’s still used to cause abortions” and even for attempted suicide, Desclaux said.In one backstreet pharmacy in Douala, Cameroon’s economic hub, the manager said he had run out of stock.For anyone who wished to order some, “careful, the price has gone up,” he said. A pill now changes hands for the equivalent of 71 US cents, four times more than a month ago.The chloroquine craze is not just affecting the black market for drugs — it is also spurring the production of counterfeit medications.Cameroon’s government has already issued a warning about fake chloroquine, samples of which have surfaced in health centers. Despite loud appeals for caution, Africans are rushing to embrace chloroquine, the venerable anti-malaria drug touted as a possible treatment for coronavirus.From hospitals in Senegal to pharmaceutical companies in South Africa and street sellers in Cameroon, chloroquine has fired hopes of a medicinal fix against a virus that is set to scythe through Africa’s poorly protected countries.Chloroquine and derivatives such as hydroxychloroquine have been used for decades as cheap and safe drugs against malaria, although their effectiveness in this field is now undermined by growing parasite resistance. Its rise stems partly from desperation, given Africa’s meager capacity to deal with a pandemic on the scale seen in Europe or the United States.Burkina Faso, Cameroon and South Africa have swiftly authorized hospitals to treat virus patients with the drugs.Around half of infected people in Senegal are already being prescribed hydroxychloroquine, Moussa Seydi, a professor at Dakar’s Fann Hospital, told AFP last Thursday.Every patient who was recommended the drug accepted it, “with no exceptions,” he said.In Democratic Republic of Congo, President Felix Tshisekedi last week declared it was “urgent” to produce chloroquine “in industrial quantities”.South Africa has already said it will join a large-scale trial, and one of the country’s biggest pharmaceutical companies has promised to donate half a million pills to the health authorities. Africa last in line? Even if the effectiveness of the drugs against coronavirus remains for now unproven, concern about securing enough of them already runs deep.Two decades ago, Africa, the continent worst hit by HIV, was last in line to get new antiretroviral AIDS drugs when the treatment emerged from the labs.”If it turns out that chloroquine is effective, Africa, which imports most of its drugs, perhaps won’t be a priority for (the pharmaceutical) industry,” said Professor Yap Boum of Epicenter Africa, the research arm of the medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF).France has already imposed a ban on exporting chloroquine and Morocco has requisitioned all stocks of the drug.”You won’t find any in pharmacies in Yaounde, everyone is out of stock,” Boum said, referring to the Cameroonian capital.”Local people have been buying it, apparently without prescription, which is dangerous.”The Cameroonian government has officially asked health professionals “not to yield to the desire for profit” and to avoid prescribing chloroquine preventatively.AFP correspondents report frantic demand in pharmacies in Abidjan, Ivory Coast’s economic hub, in the Angolan capital Luanda and also in Malawi — one of a handful of sub-Saharan nations where there are still no recorded cases of coronavirus.The rush is a deep source of anxiety for people with the auto-immune disease called lupus, which is also treated with chloroquine.In the Gabonese capital Libreville, Armelle Oyabi, head of an association of people with lupus, has been closely monitoring purchases at the only pharmacy left in the city that still has chloroquine.”I check that the drug is being given to people who actually need it,” she said.”If we can’t get this drug, we will not only be hit by lupus but also be more vulnerable to coronavirus.”Chloroquine has been part of the medical toolkit from before World War II — it was developed in 1934 as a synthetic derivative of quinine.center_img Small-scale tests in China and France — either unpublished or outside the rigorous framework of mainstream drug trials — suggest that chloroquine reduces virus levels in people with coronavirus.On March 24, President Donald Trump said chloroquine could be a “gift from God” — a comment that sparked strident criticism. Health watchdogs have issued calls for caution until larger clinical trials are carried out, and there have been several recorded deaths from self-medication because of toxic side effects. Despite this, in many settings across Africa, chloroquine has been placed in the front line against coronavirus. Topics :last_img read more

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Centenarian Dorothy (Jones) Barry, 103, Mayfield: Jan. 24, 112 – June 10, 2015

first_imgDorothy BarryDorothy (Jones) Barry died Wednesday, June 10,2015 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington at the age of 103. She was born to Warner Larue and Carrie (Breneman) Jones on January 24, 1912 on a farm near Milan, KS. On May 2, 1931, she married her high school sweetheart, Harold “Jiggs” Stocking, at Anthony. To this union were born three children: Harold “Fred” Stocking, Jr., Gary Neal Stocking, and Sherry Lynn Stocking.    Dorothy attended one-room schools near Milan and graduated in 1930. Vocally gifted, she sang duets and solo’s in operettas and plays, performed for literary meetings, and played the lead in many of the Milan High School plays.  Dorothy worked hard all her life. She grew up helping her mother feed a large family and began to help her mother cook when she was so small she had to stand on an apple box to reach the stove.  She loved working in the fields with her father, driving his mule team, helping stack hay, and later learning to drive their new tractor.  After she married Jiggs, they lived near Mayfield, where they raised wheat and registered Ayrshire cattle. Dorothy and Jiggs had his and hers M & M tractors and they worked side by side in the fields. If her tractor broke down, she knew how to fix it.  Dorothy was a member of the Mayfield Federated Church where she taught Sunday School and served on the church board.  When Jiggs died at the age of 50 in 1961, Dorothy attended beauty school in Wichita. She graduated at the top of her class in 1962 as the valedictorian, and purchased the Mayfield Beauty Shop where she worked for 17 years. In 1967, Dorothy married Homer Prather of Wellington. They lived in Dorothy’s house on the farm for about a year and then moved to Homer’s home in Wellington.  After their retirement, Homer and Dorothy enjoyed traveling and they spent their winters at a campground at Aransas Pass, Texas, with other friends and family, where they enjoyed ocean fishing. Homer passed away from cancer in 1990.  On December 12, 1992, Dorothy married Harlan Barry and she and Harlan enjoyed traveling and spending their winters in Arizona and Texas until Harlan’s death in 1998. Dorothy was President of Circle for two years at the First Christian Church, Wellington, President of the Wellington Cosmetology Association, Member of the Wellington Art Association, Member of the Good Neighbor’s Club, Mayfield/Milan area, and President of the Worthwhile Farm Bureau, Mayfield, President of the Crochet Club, Mayfield, member  of the Sumner County Historical and Genealogical Society and she co-wrote the Mayfield/Anson news column for the Conway Springs Star and Argonia Argosy for many years. Dorothy loved to travel and had visited 49 states and two countries. She loved to read, take photographs, paint landscapes, fish, and make and eat homemade ice cream.  But most of all, Dorothy was a loving mother and grandmother, and faithful servant of the Lord who studied her Bible daily, and she was never happier than when surrounded by her family enjoying a bowl of her homemade ice cream. She will be missed by her children, her grandchildren, and her many great, great-great, and great-great-great grandchildren and her nieces and nephews.  Dorothy is survived and will be missed by her daughter Sherry Kline, Wellington, daughter-in-law, Sharon Stocking, Wellington, grandchildren: Daryl (Lee) Stocking, Hanford, CA, Brad (Becky) Stocking, Wellington, Marlon (Chong) Stocking, Rockwall, TX, Tammy Titus, Derby, Kris (Mike Miller) Sims, Haysville,  Lisa (Rob) Baird, Wellington, Jarrod Kline, Wellington, Marya (Marc) Young, Wellington, step-daughters: Dorothy Ala, Wellington and Donna Beggs, McPherson, step-grandchildren: Kraig Koerner, Wellington, Kevin “Petey” (Brenda) Koerner, Wellington, Kendall (Ashley) Koerner, Wellington, step-son-in-law Jerry Ross, Wellington along with many great and great-great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, her sons, Gary and Harold, Jr., her husbands, her brothers and sisters: Floyd Jones, Rose Roe, Daryl Jones Sr., and Fern Jones, daughter-in-law Nancy (Cook) Stocking, step-daughter-in-law Janice Ross, step-son-in-law Fred Beggs, step grandson, Fred Richard Beggs, great-grandsons Travis Stocking and Wade Titus, and great-grandson-in-law, Jody Nelson. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, June 14, 2015 with the family present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services for Dorothy will be held at 3 p.m., Monday, June 15th, 2015 at Mayfield Federated Church, Mayfield. Interment will follow at the Osborne Cemetery, Mayfield. Memorial Funds have been established in her loving memory to the Wellington Christian Academy or Mayfield Federated Church. Contributions may be mailed or left with the funeral home. To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.info. Arrangements are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.Âlast_img read more

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CECAFA U-20, Uganda optimistic of defeating Sudan

first_imgEritrea will play Djibouti at 2:00 pm while Uganda faces Sudan in the final last group A game at 4:00 Pm Pece Stadium.Sudan lead group A with four points, Uganda second while Eritrea and Djibouti are third and fourth respectively.*****URNShare on: WhatsApp Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Hippos head coach Morley Byekwaso has said his team will defeat Group A leaders Sudan, in the last group game in the on-going CECAFA U-20 challenge cup.Byekwaso in an interview on Wednesday says that he has been emphasizing ball possession and physicality as well as clinical finishing especially in the final third of the pitch.Byekwaso however says, Sudan is a matured team and needs to be approached cautiously.Mohamed Mousa the Sudan head coach says his players are confident and ready for their last group game.Mousa says during their training they focused on the defensive midfield and defence especially after seeing Uganda score five goals past Djibouti on Monday.last_img read more

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Holmdel Resident Earns His “Wings of Gold”

first_imgHolmdel resident LTJG Andrew J. Ruisi, USN, son of Paula and Chris Ruisi (pictured above with their son), recently earned his “Wings of Gold” as a US Naval Aviator. He graduated from Holmdel High School in 2005 and went on to attend Boston University on a full Navy ROTC scholarship, graduating in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in American history. He immediately entered flight school and completed his primary flight training at NAS Pensacola, Fla. and his advanced jet training at NAS Meridian, Miss. with Training Squadron 9. During Advanced Jet Flight Training he earned a Navy “E” for bombing accuracy. He completed his carrier qualifications in the T-45C on board the USS George H.W. Bush in February. He will now be assigned to the Replenishment Air Group in Lemoore, Calif. where he will complete his training on the F-18 A/E Super Hornet.last_img read more

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RB Grassroots Relief Group Grows Larger with Each Day

first_imgBy Michele J. KuhnRED BANK – What began as a small group of friends and colleagues getting together to help their neighbors has grown in less than one week’s time to something they hope will become a national, perhaps an international, relief agency.Sounds to Go, 21 E. Front St., Red Bank has been the headquarters for Rebuild, Recover, a grassroots relief agency formed Nov. 1 in the aftermath of the storm.It was Thursday, Nov. 1 when Mike Hernandez, owner of Sounds to Go at 21 E. Front St., got together with David Cruse, Luke Ditella, Melissa Dilger, Anthony Setaro and Ashley George and decided that they needed to help those around them recover from the devastation that hit the area in the form of Super Storm Sandy.By Tuesday, they had accepted mountains of donations and dispatched them to the hard-hit areas where warm clothing, water, food, toiletries, pet food and other items were most needed.The group’s founders have deemed the effort “Rebuild, Recover.” They are working on their network of friends and contacts in the music business and other areas of entertainment to gather supplies and support. Several fundraisers were being planned.Tuesday afternoon, the group was preparing to post its first public service announcement from Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac, Ditella said.“It’s getting bigger and bigger each day. It’s gone far beyond what we could imagine,” said Hernandez, who called it “an eye-opening experience.”“Basically, it started with the six of us wanting to bring supplies where they were needed,” Ditella said. “After the first three hours, it grew to 40 volunteers … Every day it has grown about 1,000 percent. Now celebrities and large corporations are contacting us to send things.“That instinct for humans to help one another isn’t as gone as people think it is,” he said.They also have gone in less than a week from making large truckload drops of donated goods to a more pinpointed system of getting specifically needed goods to specific groups of people or individuals. They have outfitted people, who have requested certain sizes, with clothing, including a man who was photographed carrying his few belongings out of Sea Bright immediately following the storm. His photo was on the cover of the Nov. 2 edition of the Two River TimesTM, Hernandez said.A sign on the business’ huge windows, affixed to the glass with bright blue tape, says “Hurricane Relief Donations Accepted Here.”The operation is set up in the Sounds to Go storefront on East Front Street. Since it opened, a steady stream of cars has pulled up to the curb. The donors are met by a greeter on the sidewalk and volunteers quickly unload the vehicle. The items are brought into the store, sorted in the front by another crew and then packaged in black plastic bags for immediate distribution by volunteers with trucks or cars.They are being assisted by the Surfers Environmental Alliance, Clean Ocean Action and scores of young volunteers who contact different area social service agencies, emergency management offices and other organizations to see what those who have lost their homes and livelihoods need. They also have partnered with Move for Hunger.The front reception desk of Sounds to Go is populated by people with laptops who were spreading the word about the effort and enlisting the aid of those who can help through social media.The use of social media has been an important tool to assist in letting people know about Rebuild, Recover. The founders have received messages from across the country, as far as Hawaii, and around the world from Australia.The founders are continuing to help those in the region but also are looking forward to widening their reach and eventually establishing a national or even global relief operation.They hope to become a registered nonprofit charitable organization.“When your heart is in the right place, this is what can happen,” Ditella said.last_img read more

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Little Silver Police Officer Found Guilty of Four Counts of Official…

first_imgFREEHOLD – A Monmouth County jury found Little Silver Police Officer Steven Solari guilty on Thursday of four counts of second-degree official misconduct, third-degree hindering the apprehension of oneself and assault in connection with a 2009 incident in the borough, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Francis J. Vernoia presided over the five-week trial culminating with the conviction of Solari.Solari is scheduled to be sentenced by Vernoia on Jan. 17. He faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, with a mandatory five-year period of parole ineligibility on each of the four official misconduct counts; five years on the hindering apprehension count; and six months on the assault count.“No one is above the law, especially not members of the law enforcement community who hold the public trust, and who are sworn to uphold the law by protecting and serving the general public,” Gramiccioni said.Little Silver Police Chief Daniel Shaffery said, “As police officers we are held to a higher standard and we must maintain those high standards to deserve the trust the public provides us on a daily basis.”Evidence presented during the trial revealed Solari performed a welfare check on an adult male at a private residence in Little Silver on Dec. 20, 2009 at the request of the individual’s mother – but the event ended with Solari arresting the man and placing him in handcuffs. During the course of the arrest, the man suffered a head injury, severe bleeding and eye irritation after being sprayed by Solari with pepper spray.An ambulance on scene was ready to transport the victim to a nearby hospital but, in violation of departmental procedure, Solari transported the victim to police headquarters for processing. During processing, Solari attempted to take booking photographs of the victim, but the victim did not cooperate during the taking of a side-profile photograph. An agitated Solari responded by punching the handcuffed victim multiple times in the head, knocking him into a metal filing cabinet where the victim struck his head. The injured man was eventually transported to Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, where he was treated and released the following day.Within days of the incident, Solari submitted a police report that contained numerous false statements in an effort to conceal his crimes, including a claim the man “began to lunge” at one of the first-aid responders who was in the room at the time of the assault. However, both first-aid responders and the victim testified there was no “lunge,” but rather that an angry Solari assaulted the victim because he would not pose for the booking photograph.In a further effort to conceal his crimes, Solari also approached one of the first-aid responders on three separate occasions – twice while in police uniform – instructing the witness to tell anyone asking about the incident to “just remember he lunged.”The charges resulted from an investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office in conjunction with the Little Silver Police Department.The case was prosecuted by Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Melanie Falco of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office’s Financial Crimes & Public Corruption Unit.last_img read more

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INISHOWEN CRASH CASE: FITNESS TO PLEAD HEARING UNDER WAY

first_imgShaun KellyA fitness to plead hearing has begun at Donegal Circuit Court in Donegal Town in the case of a man charged with dangerous driving causing the deaths of eight men in Inishowen.The application that he is not fit to plead in the case is being made on behalf of 25-year-old Shaun Kelly of Hill Road, Ballymaggan, Buncrana. The application is being heard before Judge John O’Hagan and is expected to take two days.It relates to a fatal crash between Clonmany and Buncrana in July 2010 in which eight men died.INISHOWEN CRASH CASE: FITNESS TO PLEAD HEARING UNDER WAY was last modified: May 20th, 2014 by John2Share 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:CIRCUIT COURTDonegal TownHearingShaun Kellylast_img read more

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Germans invest in boiler-making

first_img7 June 2007German-based civil construction and industrial services group Bilfinger Berger has approved a R100-million investment to construct a pressure part manufacturing facility near Pretoria.Engineering News reported last month that the plant would be equipped with the latest technologies and be operational by the first quarter of 2008, with the capacity to produce three giant boilers a year.The investment will be undertaken by Bilfinger Berger’s South African operation, Steinmuller Africa.According to Steinmuller Africa’s chief executive Hermann Brummer, the investment ensures that engineering skills are retained and improved, ensuring local manufacturing capability for steam-generating equipment in the region.“We are very pleased that the Bilfinger Berger board agreed to our vision that South Africa can again become the hub for the engineering and fabrication of steam-generating plant,” he said.“This will open up new opportunities to train and attract highly specialised engineering and artisan skills and will put South Africa firmly back on to the map as a substantial player in this industry.”Engineering News reports that the company is part of a consortium with Alstom that was bidding for major contracts related to the R66-billion Medupi coal-fired base load power station being built outside Lephalale in the Limpopo province.According to the paper, Steinmuller Africa has been an original equipment manufacturer supplier to Eskom, supplying boilers to six coal-fired power stations.Brummer also told Engineering News that the decision to invest in manufacturing capacity had been made independently of the Medupi contract, and that the company foresees significant demand for its products both locally and regionally.Source: Engineering Newslast_img read more

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Why Google and Other Humans Don’t Read Your Book Reviews

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Making the content discoverable by Google in turn makes it discoverable by humans.Tagging: It’s All About the MoneyCould it just be that book reviewers in major newspapers would get more page views if they did a better job tagging content? And then in turn, could it also be that if more people discovered clever and elegant reviews then more books would be sold? Even if you don’t think so, there is way too much risk of getting this one wrong. Related Posts Doing appropriate, standard tagging and markup of book reviews is cheap and simple and should be part of the daily publishing routine. Each media company needs to invest in standards and guidelines around content markup. This is not just a matter of being good citizen of the Web, it is a matter of making money.Photo credit: Ivan Petrov And this is not just an isolated problem with this book review from this particular newspaper. The issue is widespread across all major U.S. and international media outlets. Either due to lack of tools or lack of understanding how search engines and other software works, people notoriously don’t make their content discoverable.A Simple Way to Please GoogleSo how should be the book reviews tagged? alex iskold 1 For a computer to understand content, it needs to be described using a markup language. This is a broad and complex topic that has been a focus of the so-called Semantic Web andstructured data. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… This is where the book review come in. Every publicist and publisher’s dream is to land a positive review with an authoritative source. A good review in The New York Times or the L.A. Times used to be a pass to big figure sales. Sounds like it still should be, but it is not, because most book reviews are poorly formatted and cannot be recognized by Google and other software.The Book Review That Nobody SawLets take a look at this edgy review of the Manhood, by the L.A. Times. It is a pure joy to read – it is elegant, clever and gets to the heart of the issue. There is only one problem with it – nobody is going to read it, because Google can’t find it. Try running this very specific Google search – “Manhood” by Mels van Driel review – and you will not find the L.A. Times among the results – at least not within first three pages that humans would care to flip through. How come might you ask? Well the answer is simple – there is nothing whatsoever that tells Google that this post is a book review about this particular book. The right way of marking up content so that it can be understood by Google, other search engines and semantic technologies is by using a structured format such as ePub,hReview Microformat, abmeta or one of the other structured formats. Using a structured format removes the ambiguity and enables computer to “know” what the review is about. Tags:#Semantic Web#Structured Data#web Next, the post needs to be adorned with the right tags and keywords. L.A. Times’ reviews are certainly very clever, but again, Google does not get humor. A better tag would the title of the book, the name of the author and the non-conspicuous phrase “book review”.A Better Way to Please Google and Tim Berners-LeeThe tagging system described above is still error prone. A computer might not interpret it correctly and would miss this post in the search results. This is because that kind of description is not structured. Humans enjoy a wonderful ability to deal with fuzzy things; computers simply can’t do it. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… The book and media industries are going through interesting times, to put it mildly. As physical books prepare for their demise, the confusion around pricing of digital ones grows. Yet, whether physical or digital, to sell books you need marketing. People need to hear about a book before they buy it. To start with, the title needs to make it clear, that this is a book review. Of course humans may find a more subtle title more enticing, but for the sake of machine: Book Review: Manhood by Mels has to be present. It would be even better to mark up that this is a book review, and here is the book title and here is the author. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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