, 2011 – WILLIAMSPORT AND COLLEGEVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA – Dr. David DiGiallorenzo, a Collegeville and Pennsylvania dental implants and periodontal treatment provider, participated in Diabetes Awareness Month in November, but he reminds diabetics year-round about understanding the dangers of gum disease.

Diabetes can be a predictor of periodontal disease, said DiGiallorenzo, periodontal surgery expert. Many of his patients who have gum disease also are diabetics. This demographic has a greater tendency of developing periodontal disease, possibly due to their higher susceptibility to getting infections. Moreover, they are more likely to lose their teeth and are more susceptible to gum disease.

“Diabetics frequently exhibit less immune response, making them open to myriad sicknesses and degenerative processes, not all of which are related to periodontics,” Collegeville, PA LANAP provider DiGiallorenzo said.

Glycemic management is crucial to successful healing in people who have LANAP- laser assisted new attachment procedure- or dental implants. DiGiallorenzo said a customized diet and nutritional regimen to supplement and remove toxicity from the body is imperative in situations such as these.

A serious gum infection could lead to unstable glycemic index in a diabetic person. That leaves the body in an energy-depleted condition. Infections in the mouth are prevalent and quiescent, so patients might not know they have an infection. DiGiallorenzo uses 3D imaging, nutritional detoxification, laser biostimulation, risk factor modification and LANAP therapy to effectively manage diabetic patients.

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To learn more about the diabetes/gum disease connection or to make an appointment, call (610) 409-6064 in Collegeville; (570) 322-4741 in Williamsport; or visit his website: www.perioimplants.us.

About Dr. David Digiallorenzo
Dr. David Digiallorenzo, or “Dr. D,” graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry in 1993 and completed a specialty in periodontics and dental implantology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995.

He is a past associate clinical professor at the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Periodontics. He teaches nationally and internationally and is a regular contributor to dental literature.

Dr. D’s private practice in suburban Philadelphia concentrates on periodontics, dental implantology, advanced reconstructive case management and TMJ treatment. It is a unique dental spa with two full-time massage therapists that specialize in reflexology, reiki, massage, aromatherapy and homeopathy. This combination creates a relaxed, optimal healing response.
Dr. D has two office locations: 184 W. Main St., Ste. 200, in Collegeville, PA; and 121 E. Fourth St. in Williamsport, PA.

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About Dr. Digiallorenzo:
Dr. David Digiallorenzo graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry in 1993. He completed his Specialty in periodontics and dental implantology from the esteemed University of Pennsylvania In 1995. He is best known as one of the most proficient Philadelphia, PA periodontist.

Providing state-of-the-art periodontal and implant dentistry, advanced dental diagnosis, and TMJ as well as a full dental spa – complete with massage therapists – to create a relaxed optimal healing response.

Company Contact Information
Dr. Digiallorenzo

David Digiallorenzo
184 W. Main Street Suite 200 Collegeville, PA
19426
Phone : 610-409-6064

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, 2011 – Etutorhub.com, an online tutoring website, has announced that the “WIN BIG” contest will start on December 20, 2011. The contest will offer prizes ranging from XBOX 360, Sony Play Station 3, IPAD 2, Kindle, IPOD, Digital cameras and so much more. Students and tutors will both have the opportunity to win of these exciting prizes through a contest that is aimed on promoting the website. Etutorhub.com will announce 3 winners every month for the next 2 months.

Contesters and interested parties may sign up at anytime by going to http://www.etutorhub.com/contest.php

About Etutorhub.com:

The strategy devised by Etutorhub.com to face this challenge is two-pronged. On the one hand, it gives students immediate access to high quality tutors from around the world at highly affordable prices. Thus, students can get the best guidance at any budget. On the other hand, the website has also come up with a pioneering business model that offers tutors a level playing field and allows the best talents to rise steadily, both in income and reputation. Thus, expert tutors will find it immensely satisfying to work at Etutorhub.com.

Developed on the experience and feedback from students, Etutorhub.com has included many student-friendly features like students stipulating the price they are willing to pay and access to instant solutions from the vast database at Etutorhub.com. Most importantly, students can buy more than one tutorial for the same query.

One of the most important features of Etutorhub.com is the robust rating system. Students rate their tutors depending on the quality of response and guidance they receive. This ensures that tutors who deliver excellent work consistently rise to the top and offer their guidance to more numbers of students.

Some of the most searched for tutorials in Etutorhub.com are: ACC 421, ACC 422, ACC 423, ACC 349, ACC 220, ACC 260, MAT 116, MAT 117, SOC 120, SCI 230, SCI 275 and much more.

About Etutorhub.com:
Etutorhub.com is an online tutoring website that helps join students and tutors from around the world. With Etutorhub.com, students have the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of subjects to learn from. Subjects usually tutored on Etutorhub.com range from ACC 421, ACC 422, ACC 423, ACC 349, ACC 220, ACC 260, MAT 116, MAT 117, MAT 205, RES 341, RES 342 and much more.

Company Contact Information
Etutorhub.com

Dan Hemer
23 bergen drive rd
07047
Phone : 2016887015

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Source – http://www.i-newswire.com/etutorhub-com-announces-the-start/146720

TM Forum Appoints Raul Azevedo as Chair of the Fraud Management Group

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LISBON, Portugal, December 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ —

WeDo Technologies, a worldwide leader in revenue and business assurance, is delighted to announce that Raul Azevedo, Director of Product Development, has been appointed Chair of the Fraud Management Group at the TM Forum, a global, non-profit industry association focused on simplifying the complexity of running a service provider’s business.

In his new role, Raul will be responsible for delivering the Fraud Management Group’s scope of work with regards to Fraud Operations Management, Detection and Resolution Management. Raul will oversee enhancements and revisions to the TM Forum’s Frameworx suite of standards in the Fraud Management area of the Business Process Framework, the Information Framework and Application Framework, as well as interfaces in the Integration Framework and enhancements to the Business Performance Measurement System in support of TM Forum’s Business Benchmarking service.  Charged with updating existing guidebooks, he will also be responsible for co-ordinating the contributions of group members to best practices and attracting new participants.

Speaking about his appointment, Raul said: “Fraud continues to remain a considerable threat to operator margins and security.  In order to stay one step ahead, operators must constantly improve their monitoring and prevention and protect their businesses. I am delighted to be able to use and share my experience with the TM Forum members to help expand the group’s wealth of knowledge as fraud tactics continue to evolve.”

“Fraud management is an essential piece of the revenue management puzzle for service providers,” said Aileen Smith, Senior Vice President of Collaboration and Research and Development, TM Forum. “With Raul at the helm, the Fraud Management Group will draw on his wealth of industry knowledge and experience in order to work toward the development of solutions to common business issues through industry collaboration and the use of TM Forum’s Frameworx suite of standards.”

Raul assumed the role in November and will hold the position for an initial six months, as is the standard policy in the Collaboration Program. His first project is working towards TM Forum’s Action Week 2012 in Madrid which takes place from January 23rd-27th, followed by Management World 2012 in Dublin, May 21st-24th. He also continues his role as Director of Product Development at WeDo Technologies where he is responsible for product management, development, architecture, quality and R&D and oversees a team based in three different countries.

About WeDo Technologies

WeDo Technologies is a worldwide leader in revenue and business assurance, providing software and expert consultancy, to intelligently analyse large quantities of data from across an organisation – helping to negate or minimise operational or business inefficiencies and allowing businesses to achieve significant return on investment via revenue protection and cost savings.

WeDo Technologies works with some of the world’s leading blue chip companies from the retail, energy and finance industries, as well as more than 100 telecommunications operators from almost 80 countries, through 400 highly-skilled professionals.

WeDo Technologies is owned by the largest non-financial Portuguese group – Sonae Group with more than 40.000 employees in 29 countries.

About TM Forum

TM Forum is a global, non-profit industry association focused on simplifying the complexity of running a service provider’s business. As an established industry thought-leader, the Forum serves as a unifying force, enabling more than 800 companies across 195 countries to solve critical business issues through access to a wealth of knowledge, intellectual capital and standards.

The Forum provides a unique, fair and safe environment for the entire value-chain to collaborate on pressing industry issues, helping companies of all sizes gain a competitive edge and the flexibility and speed they need to underpin future growth.

For more information about TM Forum, visit http://www.tmforum.org.

Source – http://www.einpresswire.com/article/638806-tm-forum-appoints-raul-azevedo-as-chair-of-the-fraud-management-group

"Feature Phones Accounted for Over 70% of Global Handset Sales in 2011" Reports Visiongain

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LONDON, December 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ —

http://www.visiongain.com/Report/736/Low-Cost-Handsets-Feature-Phones-and-Entry-Level-Smartphone-Report-2011-2016

Visiongain’s latest research Low Cost Handsets, Feature Phones and Entry Level Smartphone Report 2011-2016 shows that feature phones will continue to dominate the telecoms market. While the mature market is consumed with high end Smartphones, Tablets and App stores the issue of oversaturation is still without a solution. For emerging economies penetration rates are low and for operators and OEMs these areas represent vast untapped potential revenue streams, but how best to capitalize? The feature phone will remain a crucial device in manufacturer’s portfolios over the next five years as emerging economies come to fruition. Low cost and ultra low cost segments mean that no-one need be without a handset.

Many emerging economies suffer from underdeveloped infrastructure and in regions without widespread access to 3G Smartphone adoption is consequently low. Other factors that have added to the slow uptake of these devices centre on price and the unwillingness of key players from mature markets such as Apple and RIM to market and push their devices in this area. As a result the competitive landscape is ripe for new entrants, new devices and a potential monopoly for anyone providing a winning strategy.

This report offers forecasts of declining ASP’s for each device type. In depth regional information regarding operators, current subscriber data and detailed penetration rates is provided to ensure a through knowledge needed for segmentation. Further to this bill of material costs and average selling prices are cross referenced to outline the issue with margins when devising low and ultra low cost strategies. Key ecosystem players and up to date offerings are compared, contrasted and analysed to reveal winning strategies. Visiongain’s research has located gaps in the market where new entrants can step in to capitalise, gain market share and ultimately widen revenue streams.  

For further information on this report click on:

http://www.visiongain.com/Report/736/Low-Cost-Handsets-Feature-Phones-and-Entry-Level-Smartphone-Report-2011-2016

Please contact Sara Peerun for an exec summary:
Email: sara.peerun@visiongainglobal.com
Tel: +44(0)20-7336-6100

Executive Summary 
E1 Feature Phone Sales Will Continue to Rise
E2 Key Markets in Emerging Economies
E3 Slow Uptake for Smartphones 
E4 Insufficient Infrastructure – Skipping the PC Revolution 
E5. Points Emerged from this Research

1. Introduction
1.1 Defining Low Cost Handsets
1.2 Defining Ultra Low Cost Handsets
1.3 Defining Emerging Markets 
1.4 Defining the Entry level Smartphone
1.4.1 Lack of 3G Infrastructure Leading to Slow Smartphone Adoption Rates 
1.4.2 Impact of ITU Regulations on Broadband Access
1.4.3 Impact of Mobile Broadband on BRIC Nations
1.5 Importance of Low Cost Mobile Internet 
1.6 Global Penetration of Feature Phones
1.7 Aim of the Report
1.8 Questions Answered by the Report
1.9 Structure of the Report
1.10 Methodology

2. Key Ecosystem Players – Offerings and Strategies
2.1 The Entry Level Handset Space
2.2 Operators
2.2.1 Vodafone
2.2.1.1 Vodafone Partnership Strategies
2.2.1.2 Vodafone Own Brand Handsets 
2.2.1.3 Analysis of Vodafone Own Brand Handset Features
2.2.1.4 Pre-Pay Balance Indicator
2.2.1.5 M-PESA
2.2.1.6 Regional Adoption of M-PESA
2.2.1.7 Analysis of Vodafone’s use of M-PESA
2.2.1.8 Vodafone Using Opera Mini to Combat Data Restrictions and Network Capacity Issues
2.2.1.9 Summary Analysis of Vodafone’s Own Brand Handset Offering
2.3 OEMs
2.3.1 Nokia Offerings and Strategies
2.3.1.1 Is Nokia’s Market Share in Terminal Decline?
2.3.1.2 Nokia Handset Offerings
2.3.1.3 Nokia Life Tools (NLT)
2.3.1.4 Analysis of Nokia Life Tools
2.3.1.5 Nokia Money
2.3.1.6 Nokia Money – Benefits and Analysis
2.3.1.7 Nokia to Create New Feature Phone Operating System?
2.3.1.8 Nokia’s Entry Level Smartphone Offering
2.3.1.9 Analysis of Nokia’s Entry Level Smartphone Offerings
2.3.2 Huawei 
2.3.2.1 Huawei’s Strategy
2.3.2.2 Analysis of Huawei’s Reverse Innovation Strategy
2.3.2.3 Huawei’s Android Based Handset Offerings
2.3.2.4 Huawei Optimus / U8180
2.3.2.5 Cloud Based Feature Phones for Indian Market 
2.3.2.6 3G Feature Phones 
2.3.2.7 Huawei’s 3G Feature Phone Strategy 
2.3.3 ZTE Offerings and Strategies
2.3.3.1 Analysis of ZTE’s Shifting Strategy
2.3.4 Micromax Offerings and Strategies
2.3.4.1 Micromax Rural Subscriber Strategy
2.3.4.2 Micromax Segmentation Strategies
2.3.4.3 Analysis of Micromax Strategies
2.3.5 Gentag to Offer Low Cost NFC/RFID Handset 
2.3.5.1 Analysis of NFC Handsets in Emerging Markets
2.3.6 Motorola Offerings and Strategies
2.3.6.1 Motorola Feature Phone Offerings 
2.3.6.2 Targeting the Emerging Economies with Feature Phones
2.3.6.3 Google Acquisition and Potential Transformation of Strategies
2.3.6.4 Motorola’s Entry level Smartphone Offering 
2.3.6.5 Analysis of Motorola’s Offerings
2.3.7 MediaTek Strategy and Offerings
2.3.7.1 MediaTek Leveraging Facebook for Emerging Economies Market Share
2.3.7.1.1 Will Facebook Capable Feature Phones be a Game Changer?
2.3.7.2 Single Chip Solutions to Further Strengthen MediaTek’s Position
2.3.7.3 Analysis of MediaTek’s Offerings
2.4 Comparative Summary Analysis of All Key Offerings

3. Regional Markets and Operator Involvement Analysis
3.1 BRIC Nations
3.1.1Brazil
3.1.1.1 Latin America to Reap Revenues from Mobile Finance Services
3.1.2 Russia
3.1.3 India
3.1.3.1 Indian Operators to Partner for 3G Roaming 
3.1.3.2 Current Handset Vendor Market Share India
3.1.4 China
3.1.4.1 How Operators Tackle Saturated Markets
3.1.4.2 Smartphone Sales: China vs. United States 
3.1.4.3 Further Opportunities in Asia Pacific
3.1.4.3.1 Thailand
3.2 Opportunities in the European Market 
3.3 Opportunities in the African Market
3.3.1 France Telecom Orange 
3.3.2 Analysis of France Telecom Orange’s Involvement in African Markets

4. Current Emerging Market Trends and Future Evolution
4.1 Effect of Emerging Market Internet Opportunities on Entry Level Smartphone Sales
4.2 Future Handset Requirements and OEM Strategies
4.3 Customer Segmentation Strategies and End User Perspective
4.4 Leveraging Cloud Services for Emerging Economies
4.4.1 Cloud Services in Madagascar
4.4.1.1 Movirtu Cloud Phone
4.4.2 Cloud for Emerging Economy Enterprises 
4.4.2.1 Analysis of Cloud Services Potential Impact on Emerging Economy Enterprises
4.5 Bill of Materials vs. Average Selling Price – How to Maximise Margins
4.5.1 Single Chip Solutions
4.5.2 External Component Costs
4.5.3 Shrinking Designs and Lowering Geometries 
4.5.4 Wholesale ARP and Declining BOM
4.5.5 Analysis of Maximising Margins Strategies
4.5.6 Potential Costs Incurred – Long Term Strategies

5. Forecasts
5.1 Global Low Cost Handset Shipments 2011-2016
5.2 Global Ultra Low Cost Handset Shipments 2011-2016
5.3 Global Entry Level Smartphone Shipments 2011-2016
5.4 Declining Cost of Low Cost Handsets 2011-2016 
5.5 Declining Cost of Ultra Low Cost Handsets 2011-2016 
5.6 Declining Cost of Entry Level Smartphones 2011-2016 
5.7 Declining Costs Summary
5.8 Regional Sales of Smartphones and Feature Phones
5.8.1Smartphone vs. Feature phone sales in Asia Pacific – 2011-2016
5.8.2 Smartphone vs. Feature phone sales in Europe – 2011-2016
5.8.3 Smartphone vs. Feature phone sales in Africa and Middle East – 2011-2016
5.8.4 Smartphone vs. Feature phone sales in North America – 2011-2016
5.8.5 Smartphone vs. Feature phone sales in Latin America – 2011-2016
5.9 Top Global Handset Manufacturers by Market Share (2011-2016)

6. Recommendations and Conclusion
6.1 Customer-Centric Approach
6.2 Regional Segmentation Strategies
6.3 Partnerships with Local Players
6.4 Build Infrastructure
6.5 Conclusion

Companies Listed
Aditya Birla Group
Aircel
AIS (Advanced Info Service) 
Alcatel Lucent
Alfa Group 
Algar
America Movil 
Apollo Hospital 
Apple 
Axiata Group Berhad 
Batelco 
BDNES
Beeline
Bharti Airtel
Bharti Enterprises
BSNL
China Mobile
China Telecom
China Unicom
Claro
CTBC
DTAC
Dynamix Balwas Group
Ericsson
Essar Group 
Etisalat
Gentag
HFCL Infotel 
Huawei Technologies
Idea Cellular
International Telecommunication Union
IPOC International Growth Fund
KT
LG Electronics
Loop Mobile India
Maxis Communications 
MediaTek
Megafon
Micromax
Motorola
Movirtu
MTNL
MTS India
NetFront
New Telephone Company
NEXTEL
NII Holdings
Nokia
NSN
Oi 
Opera
Ping Mobile
PT Telecom 
Reliance 
Research In Motion 
Rostelecom
S Tel
Safaricom
Samsung
Santa Trading Pvt 
Scartel
Sercomtel
Shyam Group 
Singapore Telecommunications 
Sistema
Siva Group 
SkyLink
SMARTS
Sony
Sotel
Sotovaja Svjaz MOTIV
Svyazinvest
Tata Group
Tata Teleservices
Tele2
Tele2 AB
Telecom Italia 
Telefonica 
Telekominvest 
Telenor 
TeliaSonera 
TIM
True Move
Uninor
Unitech Group 
Videocon
Vimpelcom
Vivo
Vodafone
Vodafone Essar
Yota
ZTE 

Notes for Editors

About visiongain

Visiongain is one of the fastest growing and most innovative independent media companies in Europe. Based in London, UK, visiongain produces a host of business-2-business conferences, newsletters, management reports and e-zines focusing on the Telecoms, Energy, Pharmaceutical, Defence, Materials sectors.

Visiongain publishes reports produced by its in-house analysts, who are qualified experts in their field. Visiongain has firmly established itself as the first port-of-call for the business professional, who needs independent, high quality, original material to rely and depend on.

If you are interested in a more detailed overview of this report, please send an e-mail to sara.peerun@visiongainglobal.com or call her on +44(0)-207-336-6100

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After a very successful Seychelles Carnival a year ago, the island nation's capital city of Victoria is set to play host to the second annual event in 2012.

LONDON, ENGLAND, December 17, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ — The Seychelles Carnival celebrations will run from March 2-4. A float procession will be featured on the carnival’s second day. Countries expected to bring floats include Brazil, China, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, United Kingdom, United States and Zimbabwe. There will be an expected 65 floats in the procession.

The festival will open on the afternoon of March 2 with live musical performances and a wide variety of international food to be presented. On the second day, the carnival procession will take place on the streets of Victoria. A year ago, large crowds of Seychellois and international visitors marvelled at the beautiful floats, and the 2012 edition is expected to be even more spectacular. The third day will be one of family fun with a number of vendors offering food and local and international musicians performing. An opportunity to engage float participants will also be available on this day.

The carnival is a celebration of the worldwide melting pot of cultures. This nation is a very appropriate place for this celebration, as the country was first settled by a variety of ethnicities. In fact, the country today has three official languages, French, English and Seychellois Creole. Just like the country was originally a very international community with newcomers bringing their own customs into this small nation, this festival is for the international communities of the world to come together and celebrate. This year bookings to the destination rose by 40% thanks to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge William & Kate, who spent their honeymoon there.

Foreign visitors will have easy access to the Seychelles. No visa is required for visitors from any country. All that is necessary to enter the country for the Seychelles Carnival and receive a one-month visitor’s permit is a valid passport, a return ticket, proof of accommodation and sufficient funds for the duration of the stay. Many airlines and hotels will offer special deals for the carnival, and programs will be offered to those spending time in the Seychelles this weekend so that visitors may plan their weekends accordingly.

About Expedia

Expedia, Inc. is the world’s leading online travel company, empowering business and leisure travellers with the tools and information they need to easily research, plan, book and experience travel. Expedia, Inc. also provides in-destination concierge service and activity desks for travellers. The Expedia, Inc. portfolio of brands includes: Expedia.com, hotels.com, Hotwire, Egencia (formerly Expedia Corporate Travel), TripAdvisor, Expedia Local Expert, Classic Vacations and eLong. Expedia, Inc.’s companies operate more than 70 global points of sale in more than 40 countries, with sites in North America, South America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Expedia, Inc. is a component of the S&P 500 index. For more information, visit http://www.expediainc.com/ (NASDAQ: EXPE).

With access to 140,000 hotels around the world (including boutique hotels as well as major hotel brand names),over 300 airlines along with specialist tools to help refine these choices, Expedia UK helps travellers to find and create the trip that best matches their individual requirements. Expedia is a registered trademark of Expedia, Inc. in the European Union and certain other jurisdictions. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. 2011 Expedia, Inc.

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So Mitt Romney just won the endorsement of South Carolina governor Nikki Haley. Clearly a big deal, right? Newt Gingrich is beating him by 17 points in the latest poll out of the state, which could be a crucial barometer of conservative sentiment if Newt hangs onto his vaporous lead in Iowa and Romney cruises through New Hampshire as expected. But that’s not why Haley’s endorsement matters.

There’s some fun history here. Haley backed Romney in 2008 when few had heard of her. In South Carolina’s 2010 gubernatorial primary, Sarah Palin’s late endorsement got the ink–remember “mama grizzlies”?–but it was Romney returning the favor that had a legitimizing effect. It was a gamble on Romney’s part, too: The field of candidates was large and Haley wasn’t the establishment favorite. Romney, laying track for his next presidential run, risked displeasing the eventual governor of the key early primary state. Haley pulled it out in the end, of course, and now there’s a nice tale of favors repaid. Heartwarming, but still not the important part.

The real story doesn’t actually have to do with Haley specifically, or really even just the South Carolina primary, which Romney will still probably lose if the race is heavily contested in mid-January. It’s that Romney is absolutely crushing the endorsement primary, Haley being the latest exhibit, and no matter how far ahead some polls might have put Newt Gingrich in recent weeks, history suggests Romney will be a near lock unless someone really beats the pants off him early on.

In their book The Party Decides, political scientists Marty Cohen, David Karol, Hans Noel and John Zaller explain that in aggregate, endorsements from established party officials are one of the best early indicators of whom primary voters will choose. Here’s how they game out the wider effect:

We view this pattern as evidence that partisan voters taking cues from the endorsements of partisan insiders. Because the media do not report summary measures of insider endorsements, it is not clear how exactly the cue diffuses through the population. We suppose that an aura or buzz develops around the insider favorite, as millions of partisans sense that the message from party officials, activists, and interest-group leaders is that, for example, “George W. Bush is our guy in this contest.” If voters can, as evidence shows, respond to expectations about who is likely to win, they should also be able to respond to national party cues. Indeed the two messages may be, in some degree different frames for the same information.

National party cues are at once powerful and fragile. They powerful in that they can lead just about everyone–voters, journalists, donors, volunteers–to regard the favored candidate as not only right for the party, but inevitable. And, indeed, this sense of inevitability is not incorrect: No candidate who became the clear endorsement front-runner in the period since 1980 to 2004 failed to win nomination. When parties have failed to control nominations, it has been they failed to agree on a front-runner, not because voters disregarded their cue. But the national cue is still fragile in that, if an insurgent manages to break through in the early primary states, much of the cue’s effect may dissipate and the front-runner will suddenly find himself or herself in danger of defeat. This was the case for Walter Mondale in 1984, Bill Clinton in 1992, Bob Dole, and perhaps even George W. Bush in 2000, all of whom faced break-through insurgents who might have beaten them.

So how far ahead is Romney? He now has the support of one vanquished presidential candidate, four governors, seven U.S. Senators and 45 U.S. House Reps., according to Democracy In Action. Gingrich, meanwhile, has the backing of one governor and eight congressmen. Of those nine elected officials, six are from his home state of Georgia. Even Rick Perry’s bench is deeper.

Via – http://swampland.time.com/2011/12/16/mitt-romney-nikki-haley-and-the-endorsement-derby/

After sticking by his side for nearly a decade after he was charged with sexually assaulting a Colorado woman in 2003, Vanessa Bryant, wife of LA Lakers star player Kobe Bryant, has finally packed her bags and walked out of the door. According to TMZ, Vanessa decided to end the marriage because she believes Kobe has been unfaithful yet again. A source close to the couple says:

“She’s been dealing with these incidents for a long time and has been a faithful wife, but she’s finally had enough. This one is the straw that broke the camel’s back.”

Vanessa, represented by celebrity legal eagle Laura Wasser, signed the divorce petition on December 1 asking for joint custody of their 2 daughters, 8-year-old Natalia and 5-year-old Giana, visitation rights for Kobe and spousal support. Word is that the couple, who have been married for 10 ½ years had no prenup so Kobe’s basketball fortune will also be up for grabs.

Honestly I have to say I’m shocked by the news. When Vanessa Bryant stuck with Kobe during his 2003 charge and even during the years following I was sure that despite what we all thought, they were built to last. Just goes to show once again that all that glitters ain’t gold.

Original – http://www.clutchmagonline.com/2011/12/hit-the-road-jack-kobe-bryant%E2%80%99s-wife-files-for-divorce/

Early this morning there arose such a clatter, as Santa and his reindeer attempted to take-off from the Jewelry Exchange rooftop in Tustin, CA during the notorious Santa Ana Winds. The winds are reportedly gusting at up to 70 MPH and will continue through the afternoon of the 17th. The winds have uprooted 2 trees in the Jewelry Exchange parking lot as well as caused many other problems around the county. Upon hearing the clatter this morning, Property Manager Jennifer Joo discovered that during his attempted take-off Santa managed to upend 2 air conditioning units and his sleigh suffered considerable damage. The sleigh is being repaired and there are no expected delays for Christmas deliveries. Santa and his Reindeer are all safe and uninjured.

The Jewelry Exchange is owned by Goldenwest Diamond Corporation who also owns and operates the Jewelry Factory and the Jewelry Source.

If you would like more information on this topic please contact Fallan Doddridge at 714/542-9200 x196 or via e-mail at fallan@jewelryexchange.com.

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Africa Oil Corp. (TSX VENTURE:AOI)(OMX:AOI) (“Africa Oil” or the “Company”) announced today that it has completed the first stage of its proposed reorganization of the assets of Lion Energy Corp.(“Lion”), its direct, wholly-owned subsidiary, acquired by the Company in a plan of arrangement transaction that completed in June, 2011. Lion has assigned to Africa Oil all of its assets, and Africa Oil assumed all of Lion’s liabilities, in contemplation of completing a voluntary dissolution of Lion in early 2012.

Lion was the registered holder of 2,500,000 Common shares (the “Shares”) of the Company, which Shares will be surrendered for cancellation, and returned to treasury. No consideration was paid to Africa Oil in connection with the cancellation and return to treasury of the Shares.

As a result of the cancellation of the Shares, Africa Oil currently has 211,413,059 issued and outstanding common shares.

The anticipated spud date of the Ngamia well has been revised to January, 2012. The prospect has been selected by the Tullow operated joint venture as the initial well in Block 10BB. The well will test the oil potential in Miocene age sandstones within a three way dip closure against the West Lokichar rift fault. Ngamia is directly analogous to successful oil accumulations drilled by Tullow and partners early in the exploration efforts in the Lake Albert graben of Uganda.

In addition, the Company reports that drilling operations continue on the Horn Petroleum operated Dharoor Block in Puntland, Somalia and the well is expected to spud in January, 2012.

Africa Oil Corp. is a Canadian oil and gas company with assets in Kenya, Ethiopia, Mali and Puntland, Somalia (through its equity interest in Horn Petroleum). Africa Oil’s East African holdings are in within a world-class exploration play fairway with a total gross land package in this prolific region in excess of 300,000 square kilometers. The East African Rift Basin system is one of the last of the great rift basins to be explored. New discoveries have been announced on all sides of Africa Oil’s virtually unexplored land position including the major Albert Graben oil discovery in neighbouring Uganda. Similar to the Albert Graben play model, Africa Oil’s concessions have older wells, a legacy database, and host numerous oil seeps indicating a proven petroleum system. Good quality existing seismic show robust leads and prospects throughout Africa Oil’s project areas. The Company is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and on First North at NASDAQ OMX-Stockholm under the symbol “AOI”.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain statements made and information contained herein constitute “forward-looking information” (within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation). Such statements and information (together, “forward looking statements”) relate to future events, including the voluntary dissolution of Lion Energy Corp. All statements other than statements of historical fact may be forward-looking statements. Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance (often, but not always, using words or phrases such as “seek”, “anticipate”, “plan”, “continue”, “estimate”, “expect, “may”, “will”, “project”, “predict”, “potential”, “targeting”, “intend”, “could”, “might”, “should”, “believe” and similar expressions) are not statements of historical fact and may be “forward-looking statements”. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. The Company believes that the expectations reflected in those forward-looking statements are reasonable, but no assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct and such forward-looking statements should not be unduly relied upon. The Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable laws. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties relating to, among other things, uninsured risks, regulatory changes, defects in title, availability of materials and equipment, timeliness of government or other regulatory approvals, actual performance of facilities, availability of financing on reasonable terms, and availability of third party service providers. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Keith C. Hill, President and CEO

Africa Oil’s Certified Advisor is E. Öhman J:or Fondkommission AB (Pareto Ohman), part of the Pareto Securities Group.

Africa Oil Corp.
Sophia Shane
Corporate Development
(604) 689-7842
(604) 689-4250 (FAX)
africaoilcorp@namdo.com
www.africaoilcorp.com

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The complaint accuses the defendants of violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by virtue of the Company issuing during the Class Period false and misleading press releases touting substantial stevia extract sales, the launch of a nationwide All Natural and Zero Calorie Beverage and Foods (“AN0C”) advertising campaign, the warm reception from Chinese consumers to AN0C products, the shipment of approximately 27 million AN0C products to the Chinese market and the development of a 65,000 distributor network carrying AN0C products. According to the complaint, after, on October 6, 2011, the Company disclosed for the first time a negative business outlook associated with its stevia and AN0C products, and, after, on November 14, 2011, GLG announced disappointing financial results for the fiscal quarter ending September 30, 2011 and refused to provide any further guidance on future performance, the value of GLG shares declined significantly.

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