Welcome Back Home, Mr. Cummings!

first_imgMr. Alex Cummings is not only a truly outstanding Liberian but also a great citizen of the world. He retired last week from a position which placed him at the pinnacle of one of the world’s great multinational corporations, Coca Cola. In his 18 years of service at Coca Cola, he rose to the position of Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, which made him the company’s top executive. Before then he had served as Head of Coca Cola’s Africa operations, stationed first in Lagos, then in London as well as Johannesburg. When Alex retired last week, Mr. Muhtar Kent, Coca Cola’s Chief Executive Officer, said “Mr. Cummings’ legacy is a leader who focused on growth and made us more efficient and effective. He also has a passion for people and a vision for building sustainable communities as part of our local business.”What a great tribute to an international corporate servant, who happens to be a Liberian!Thankfully, the Daily Observer carried yesterday the story of Mr. Cummings’ retirement, including this glowing quotation from his boss, Mr. Kent. Our hope is that all Liberians have read or will read the story and take inspiration from it as they chart their future, both in the public and private sectors. In his service to Coca Cola, Alex Cummings set a perfect example surely not only for Liberians but for young people the world over. To serve a multinational corporation with such distinction and leave with such a great and glowing tribute is an example that people all over the world are called to emulate. There were indeed talented people of many nationalities throughout the world that could have been chosen to hold the position that this young Liberian business executive was offered in 2008. Thank God for his appointment and for all the roles he played at Coca Cola in the past 18 years, retiring with honor and distinction. What can young people all over the world, especially those in Mr. Cummings’ home country, Liberia, learn from this? The first thing they should learn is honesty. Would Cummings have even been hired by Coca Cola, or even Pillsbury, a global flour producer which he served in senior positions before joining Coca Cola, if he had not been an honest man? Not by sight!The second thing our young people should learn from Mr. Cummings is efficiency, effectiveness and hard work. These three-fold qualities are among the hallmarks of every successful professional servant, whether in the public or private sector. Remember, there are people who are highly efficient, but not necessarily effective. What made Alex Cummings both efficient and effective? There were two things: first, hard work and second, what Muhtar Kent called Alex’s “passion for people.” Indeed, there are many people who know a lot of book and who are also highly proficient at what they do. But they are not necessarily effective—why? Quite often because they lack people skills—the ability to get along with people—any kind of people. Mr. Kent said Alex Cummings had “a passion for people,” which means he got along very well with people, especially the people he had to work with to make his job at Coca Cola successful and the company profitable. Remember Mr. Kent said Alex was “a leader who focused on growth and has made us more efficient and effective.” Coca Cola could not have accomplished such an enviable record, staying on top in the soft drink business, in the face of stiff competition from company like Pepsi, its nearest rival, and many others. How did Alex Cummings do this? He had “a passion for people.” He knew that despite the immense financial, industrial and other resources at Coca Cola’s disposal, its most important asset was its people—the employees who, following leaders like Alex Cummings in whom they had implicit confidence, went on and gave their very best to Coca Cola to make it the efficient, effective, profitable and sustainable company it is.One other important attribute of Mr. Cummings is his humility. None of the people who worked for him ever considered him a “big boss,” though indeed he was. But Alex was a humble man and that most certainly earned him the admiration, respect and trust of his coworkers. We call on all Liberian youth and even those in middle age and older, and those throughout the world, to emulate the noble example of this great international corporate servant, Alexander B. Cummings. Those who do will certainly be highly successful, possibly even more successful than he. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Essequibo Coast GPL generator moved to Bartica for Regatta

first_imgA generator placed at the Anna Regina Power Station, Essequibo by the Guyana Power and Light Inc (GPL) to supply the region with electricity has now been moved to Bartica for the Regatta.The GPL power plant at Anna Regina, Essequibo, Region TwoBusinesses and residents are reporting that the generator was removed by senior management.According to reports, the remaining generators cannot supply the Coast, and as such, residents are now faced with constant blackouts.A GPL source informed that the generator moved was currently the best generating set at the power plant.Meanwhile, businesses, especially those in the ice, fish, and meat industries, are complaining of the extra dollars they have to spend on running their own generators.Rice millers are also severely affected by this move. As such, the fed-up residents are complaining bitterly about the service provided by the power supply company.They are calling on the Government to speed up the process of replacing the old Wärtsilä Plant at Anna Regina, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam).last_img read more

Businessman charged for selling expired, foreign-labelled items

first_imgThe Government Analyst Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD) has filed charges against a businessman after seizing several expired and foreign-labelled items at his business.According to the Department, it recently seized 63 tins of “Anglo Corn Beef” labelled in a foreign language, and during this exercise has encountered expired items at the premise of the proprietor. However, the GA-FDD did not revealed the name of the businessman.The Department’s prosecutor on Thursday filed criminal charges against the proprietor for “knowingly and deliberately offering for sale expired and foreign-labelled items.”The Department has reiterated calls to all consumers to carefully examine all food products before making purchases, to ensure that these foods are labelled in English andcontain all the required labelling information, which includes brand name, common name, net contents, list of ingredients, storage instructions, name and address of manufacturer or person preparing the food, and its country of origin, expiry and manufacture dates.The GA-FDD disclosed that it has had cause to refuse entry to containers of food bringing in foreign labelled “Ovaltine” from Vietnam on May 10 last, and “Confectionery” from China on June 6th that were labelled in a foreign language, had no address of manufacturer, and were without date marks.“Wholesaler [and] retailers also have a legal responsibility to ensure that wholesome foods reach the consumers, and to ensure that all labels are in English. The Department is calling on these proprietors to adhere to the Food and Drugs Regulation or face prosecution,” the Department said in a statement.Under Regulation No. 18 of the Food & Drugs Act (Chapter 34:03) of the Laws of Guyana and the Food & Drugs Regulations No. 10 of 1977 of Guyana, it is a requirement for all foods, drugs,cosmetics and medical devices that are imported for sale or use in Guyana to have labels that are in English and comply with the requirements of Part II Section 18 (1) (2) which states the necessary information that the label should carry.However, the GA-FDD pointed out that it has been observed that there are numerous foreign labelled food items being offered for sale on the local market.“It is essential that regulated products be labeled in English so persons offering these products for sale and those using them can clearly understand important information, such as their direction for use, expiry date, ingredients, name [and] address of manufacturer, storage condition and necessary precautions. This enables consumers or users to make informed choices on products,” the Department emphasised.last_img read more

Nate Bouchard to join Canadian Cowboys for European Tour

first_imgIn return of sponsorship donations, Bouchard will send each sponsor a signed photo of Team Canada and of himself in appreciation of the sponsorships.If you are interested in making a donation, you can make a donation on Nate’s GoFundMe page or by contacting Anisa Mihailoff at 250-261-3219. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – 11-year-old Nate Bouchard, of Fort St. John, has been rostered to the Canadian Cowboys for the European Tour.Bouchard, a member of the Fort St. John Minor Hockey Association, will be touring Europe and represent Canada in the Czech Challenge Cup Tournament.Bouchard will be traveling to the Czech Republic, Austria, and Italy in an all-exclusive 12 -day hockey tour from August 1 to the 13, 2019.- Advertisement -Bouchard’s mother, Anisa Mihailoff, says her son is dedicated to playing hockey and even has aspirations of making it one day to the NHL.“He works out twice a day, minimum, he’s always shooting pucks, and he won’t eat junk food. He’s very dedicated, he wants to be in the NHL one day; he works very hard towards it.”Bouchard is currently seeking sponsorship donations to help with travelling costs and to bring his grandpa who never misses a game.Advertisementlast_img read more

Women’s Basketball Cruises Past Loyola, 91-61

first_img Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats ESPN 1350 The Valley On ESPN 3 Listen Live Watch Live Box Score (PDF) Photo Gallery Full Schedule Roster Bradley 2/28/2016 – 2:00 PM Story Links Next Game: Box Score (HTML) DES MOINES, Iowa – Junior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) dropped in a game-high 27 points for the Drake University women’s basketball team in a 91-61 victory over the Loyola Ramblers in the program’s annual “Pink Game” on Friday night at the Knapp Center in front of 2,834 fans. Drake (18-8, 11-4 MVC) snapped a two-game losing streak with Friday night’s big win as the Bulldogs scored more than 90 points for the sixth time this season. All nine Bulldogs scored at least three points as the team, led by junior point guard Caitlin Ingle’s (Runnells, Iowa) game-high seven assists, handed out 25 total assists on 32 field goals.”When we wear pink jerseys it means a little bit more,” said Drake head coach Jennie Baranczyk of the program’s annual tradition to honor those women in the Drake and Des Moines communities who are or have fought cancer along with celebrating members of the local medical community who assist the women in their fight. “A lot of the Drake family has been touched by this disease, so to fight with and fight for these women is at the forefront of why we host this night every year.” Sophomore Maddy Dean (Jordan, Minn.) scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Freshman Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) just missed her second straight double-double with 15 points and eight rebounds in only 18 minutes. Sophomore Paige Greiner (Williamsburg, Iowa) added eight points, including a key three-pointer midway through the first quarter that broke a 12-12 tie. Greiner’s three along with eight-straight points from Dean was part of an 11-1 closing run to the opening period as the Bulldogs never trailed again in the contest. Freshman Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) had a career-high six assists while senior Emma Donahue matched her career-high with 10 rebounds. Freshman Nicole Miller (Walker, Iowa) chipped in seven points. Wendell added four rebounds and five steals. “Right now is when we need to start getting better and find our momentum,” Baranczyk said as her team has just three regular season games remaining before the MVC Tournament on March 10-13. “For a young team this was really fun tonight. We have had some not so fun games as of late so this was really fun for us. I love this team and believe in them. Everyone has gotten a year older in experience as this season has gone on. Our freshmen are sophomores, are sophomores are juniors, our juniors are seniors.” Drake dominated the glass with a 48-28 advantage over Loyola (13-14, 9-7 MVC), including a 13-3 advantage on the offensive glass. The Bulldogs doubled their previous two game total of three-pointers made (six) with 12 against the Ramblers. Drake hosts its final regular season home game on Sunday afternoon when the Bradley Braves visit the Knapp Center. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. and the program will honor Donahue, its lone senior, after the game. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Women’s Basketball Opens Regular Season Friday Night at the Knapp Center against South Dakota State

first_imgStory Links The three seniors along with Hannah Fuller and Maddie Monahan are Drake’s five returners with the most game experience. Fuller played in 33 games last season while Monahan started every game. Monahan was second on the team in assists with 120. They’re joined by Monica Burich, a Colorado transfer who played in every game her first season as a Bulldog, Mya Mertz, who returned in 2018-19 after missing the previous season due to injury and sophomores Maggie Negaard and Allie Wooldridge who each earned significant playing time in their first season. Previewing the BulldogsDrake won its third-straight Missouri Valley Conference regular season title in 2018-19. It was the first three-peat in program history and just the fifth in MVC history. Drake qualified for its third-consecutive NCAA Tournament, the 13th time the Bulldogs made the tournament. This season, Drake is looking to make its fourth-straight NCAA Tournament appearance, which has never happened in school history. Drake Game Notes Buy Tickets Live Stats SDSU Game Notes ESPN3 South Dakota State South Dakota State and Drake are playing for the third consecutive season as the Bulldogs look to end a two-game losing streak in the matchup. The Jackrabbits advanced to the 2019 Sweet 16 with victories over Quinnipiac and Syracuse. Iowa State opens its season Thursday night against Southern. The home team has won each of the past four season in the in-state series.center_img DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball team opens the 2019-20 regular season Friday night against 2019 Sweet 16 participant South Dakota State at 6 p.m. inside the Knapp Center. There are several TGIF Concession Deals for the SDSU game with $1 Hot Dogs, $1 Popcorn, $1 Soda (16 oz. only) and $2.50 slices of pizza available all game. Prior to Friday’s game against South Dakota State, Drake’s 2019 Missouri Valley Conference Championship banner will be unveiled and following the game will be the team’s usual postgame autographs session. Sunday’s game is a “Blue Out” with the first 1,000 fans receiving a commemorative pennant. Following Friday’s game, Drake has a fast turnaround as in-state rival Iowa State visits the Knapp Center Sunday afternoon for a 2 p.m. game presented by Broadlawns Medical Center. Both games are part of the Bulldogs’ Military Appreciation Weekend with members of the military eligible to receive up to four free tickets by showing their military ID at the Drake Athletic Ticket Office. Fans can purchase tickets here, at the Drake Ticket Office or by calling 515-271-3647(DOGS). Next week, Drake plays its third-straight 2019 NCAA team when it visits South Dakota on Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. ESPN+ Iowa State Seniors Becca Hittner and Sara Rhine are set for their final seasons at Drake. Last season, the decorated duo became just the second set of teammates to lead the Valley in scoring with Hittner at a league-best 19.7 points point per game and Rhine next at 18.3 points. Rhine with 1,654 career points and Hittner with 1,565 points will each strive for 2,000 career points, joining just four in program history and eight in MVC history to reach the impressive 2,000-point mark. Hittner, the back-to-back Jackie Stiles MVC Player of the Year, can become just the third MVC player to win the award three times. Brenni Rose is the other senior for Drake. Rose appeared in every game last year and was third on the team in assists with 107. Rounding out the roster are Division I transfers, Grace Berg and Kierra Collier, who came to Drake from Missouri and Washington, respectively. A local standout from Indianola, Berg transferred from Missouri, where she played in 19 games and averaged 3.8 points, 1.7 rebounds and 12.7 minutes per game. Collier sat out 2018-19 after one season at Washington.  A 5-6 point guard from Kansas City, Mo., Collier, played in 25 games with 14 starts for the Huskies in 2017-18. She averaged 6.6 points, 2.1 assists, 1.5 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game and earned Pac 12 All-Freshman Team honorable mention honors. Three freshmen, Maggie Bair, Sarah Beth Gueldner and Taylor McAulay round out the 2019-20 roster. Bair, a 6-3 power forward, is from Glen Ellyn, Ill., Gueldner is a 5-9 guard from Olathe, Kan. and McAulay is a 5-11 guard from Lino Lakes, Minn. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Justin.TV’s Sub-Sites Are a Surefire Profit Generator

first_imgdana oshiro Tags:#start#startups A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… With almost half a million broadcasters, popular lifecasting service Justin.TV could probably create a section for clown fightclubs and still have thousands of video voyeurs clamoring to entertain us. The company just launched its first in what is likely to be a long list of sub-sites. Gaming.justin.tv is a sub-site that offers viewers info, events and videos specific to the gaming community. The company is already working on followup sites with music and social channel queued up for the future. It’s hard to believe that a young man and his hat camera could build an empire like Justin.TV. In just three years the company has gone from a four-person gritty apartment startup, to a service with more than 21 million unique monthly visitors. The site currently serves the equivalent of 16,946 standard DVDs per hour in video content and ReadWriteWeb featured it as one of the top 5 video sites in the world. With the new channel sub-sites, this empire is about to expand even further. In a blog post the company writes, “Justin.tv sub-sites will have their own promoted content and could include custom features as well…Now that there’s a dedicated gaming area, we’re free to build new features just for gamers that may not have been possible before.”Last month ReadWriteWeb covered Wikia’s profit announcement. Wikia acknowledged that corporate sponsorships on sites like the World of Warcraft and Halo communities were particularly lucrative. Justin.TV is likely to see even more advertiser interest. Video production often requires much more time than the average wiki contribution, and viral video makers are perhaps some of the most sought after customers due to their far-reaching networks. If corporations can get to a sub-site’s influencers and gain favorable reviews, then the outreach could generate huge sales growth. Furthermore, given the fact that the Justin.TV’s traffic more than doubles Wikia’s, it will be hard for advertisers to resist the lure of these fan communities. To check out the first sub-site, visit gaming.justin.tv. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

The Canon EOS 5Ds is a Dream for Photographers (but a Bust for Filmmakers)

first_img  Battery  LP-E6N   Sensor  CMOS, 36 x 24 mm Pricing and AvailabilityThe Canon EOS 5DS has the initial retail cost of $3,699 and the 5DS R will retail for $3,899. Both are set to be released in June of 2015.What do you think of these new cameras? Share in the comments below.   Flash  None   Viewfinder  Optical   Sensitivity Range  100-6400, Extended Mode up to 12800   Crop Factor  1.0x, 1.3x and 1.6x optional crop factor   Shutter Speed  1/8000 to 30 Seconds   Storage Media  SD, SDHC, SDXC, CF   Autofocus  Yes, 61-Point Canon has announced two large megapixel cameras with fantastic features. Photographers are sure to love the 5Ds but it may leave filmmakers and video pros feeling underwhelmed.Just as expected, Canon has announced two high megapixel DSLRs, two consumer level DSLRs, a mirrorless camera, and a new ultra-wide angle lens. In this article we will focus on the two high-end DSLR releases, the EOS 5DS and the EOS 5DS R.The Canon EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS RThe EOS 5DS and 5DS R have similar specs. We’ll explore the differences below.The new Canon EOS 5DS is a feature-filled camera designed for professional photographers. The camera features a 50.6MP CMOS sensor that allows users to shoot gigantic images suitable for large-prints and dynamic cropping. This is accomplished using Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors which can handle a high amount of pixel information.The camera has a 61-point High Density Reticular AF sensor – meaning the autofocus is incredibly accurate. Another great feature introduced in this camera is the ability to choose your crop factor. Users have the ability to shoot at full frame, 1.3x crop, and 1.6x crop. Shooting with a cropped image won’t yield 50.6 MP image, but it will allow you to get more versatile results without having to change out your lens.One of the more interesting features is anti-flicker component designed to help your camera get consistent exposures…even when shooting under flickering lights. The camera also includes a built-in intervalometer allowing users to shoot time-lapse photos and videos without having to use an external device.The Difference Between the Canon EOS 5DS and the 5DS RThe main difference between the 5DS and the 5DS R is that the 5DS R has the low-pass filter taken out to increase sharpness. This may or may not be a good thing (depending on your photographic preferences). For example, if you shoot a lot of video or street photography you probably want a low-pass filter on your camera so you don’t have to worry about annoying phenomenon like Mioré. But if shoot a lot of product photography or landscape photography you might want to get the low-pass filter removed so that you can get the sharpest image possible. It depends on your personal preference.If you’re debating between the two models check out this release video from Canon. Tip off to this video from FStoppers: ‘Is The Canon EOS 5Ds or 5Ds R Right For You?’:The (Minimal) Video FunctionsWhile this Canon announcement might be great for photographers, videographers and filmmakers will be disappointed. The 5DS can only record 1080p video at 30 frames per second. It can do 60fps at 720p…but that’s practically useless for filmmaking and commercial work. Maybe there will be added frame rate support in a future firmware release, but for the time being the 5DS looks like a bust for the video crowd.The Canon EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R Specs   Image Stabilization  None, In-Lens Only   Display Screen  3.2″ 1,040K-Dot ClearView II LCD Monitor   Burst Shooting  5 fps   Video Output  None   Video  1080p @ 30fps, 720p @ 60fps   Lens Mount  Canon EFlast_img read more

The Root Causes of Your Poor Sales Results

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now An exhaustive list of all the reasons your sales results aren’t what you want them to be would require a vast number of posts. The menu here is what I see right now with some ideas about what you might do to eliminate them. None of these are easy to resolve, as they all require behavior changes and tough conversations. You have to solve the root causes of your poor sales results if you want them to improve.No Effective Role ClarityThe Account Executive, a pure sales role, is often found doing the work that belongs to an Account Manager. The Account Manager ends up doing the work of Customer Service (or some similar role). People in operational roles who are struggling to serve the client pass their challenges to the person most competent to deal with the problem—and the client. When you pull salespeople out of a selling role, their sales decline.Salespeople don’t spend enough time selling for many reasons, including distractions, being burdened with email communications, and time spent taking care of their responsibilities to their company. When there is confusion about their role and outcomes, they spend even less time selling. A lot of the things Account Executives spend their time on when it comes to taking care of their clients feels like work, but it isn’t the right work. They need to own the outcomes, not the transactions.Imposing role clarity doesn’t require a purity test that forbids the salesperson from being engaged in a serious challenge serving the client, but it does require removing them from the day-to-day management of their clients.Recently, more companies are trying to model SAAS companies, slicing the sales role into thinner and thinner slices. The idea is old enough to include Adam Smith’s division of labor and Frederick Winslow Taylor’s scientific management. These companies struggle when reality doesn’t match their theory about roles. By pulling their senior salespeople out of the prospecting role, they deprive their prospects of conversations with the person who is best prepared to help them.Whatever the design of your structure, it should both serve the outcomes, and provide clarity about each role’s responsibility.No Strong DirectionPeople need to be led. More still, they want to be led. They want to know what they’re supposed to do and how they are supposed to do it. They want to succeed in their role. When you deprive them of strong direction from leadership, they tend to struggle. Sales leaders who struggle with establishing noon-negotiables worry about being autocratic when they should worry more about setting high standards.Leaders are often too removed from their teams to provide strong direction. Their communication isn’t frequent enough, nor is it direct enough about what they want, why they want it, and how their teams need to go about producing results. The communication also isn’t consistent enough to make it believable as a real priority.I have spoken to a sales organization three years in a row, each year bringing a new primary goal, a new strategy, a new methodology, a new structure (or modifications to the existing structure), and a new compensation plan. What was most important just twelve months ago went unachieved.Strong direction and high standards are foundational to strong execution. For most sales leaders, the most effective new strategy they could pursue would be to execute their plans over many years with firm direction before ever looking at something new.No AccountabilityNo organization produces the results they are capable of without accountability. There is a lack of accountability in sales now, and you will find it in most organizations, invariably in the activities that fall under the category called opportunity creation. There is too little willingness to hold salespeople accountable for prospecting and scheduling first meetings with prospective clients. Managers don’t want to be micromanagers. Accountability is not micromanagement; it’s macro-management.Senior sales leaders look at forecasts made up of opportunities that will soon be celebrating their fifth anniversary of being entered into the CRM (I only wish I was exaggerating). Sales managers allow their salespeople to hide behind a couple of big deals they claim to be working, optimistic about winning them and avoiding any conversation about new opportunities. They also accept excuses for not prospecting because the salesperson suggests they were too busy taking care of their existing accounts (see Role Clarity above).Salespeople need to be accountable for precisely two outcomes: 1) opportunity creation, and 2) opportunity capture. Both of these outcomes require role clarity, strong direction, and accountability. While I don’t believe any sales leader would argue with these outcomes, there are too few who are willing to impose the necessary accountability. Instead, they tinker with the compensation plan, mistakenly believing that everyone on their team is solely motivated by money.If you want a result, you have to hold people accountable for producing it—and doing the work necessary to make it so.Avoiding Tough DecisionsAvoiding tough conversations and tough decisions lead to increasingly poor results.A person is allowed to remain in the wrong role indefinitely, even though they are failing and unhappy, and even though the leader is unhappy with their performance.The senior person who is negative and cynical infects others with their disease in private and public conversations is allowed to infect others with debilitating beliefs without consequence.The operations team passes their problems to the salesperson to solve, and no one has yet broached the subject of their hiring people with the competency to manage the day-to-day client issues that pull salespeople out of their role.There has been no accountability for so long that it is difficult to imagine how to start imposing it now. No one wants to hit the reset button and begin the process of transformational change.If you are a sales leader, I guess that you could very quickly write down the names of the individuals in the scenarios above (only because they are so universal that any leader would have no trouble with this exercise). Leaders are required to make decisions, including the tough, but necessary calls.Presenting Problems and Root CausesThe presenting problem is poor sales results. The root cause is something else, and probably many factors. Better sales results are only possible when you treat the root causes.last_img read more

Podcast: Wild Wheels, Airborne Illness, and Why Pregnant Women Should Brush Their Teeth

first_imgWhy do animals run on wheels in the wild? Is a mysteriuous disease carried by the wind? And why is it a good idea for pregnant women to brush their teeth?Science’s Online News Editor David Grimm chats about these stories and more with Science’s Sarah Crespi.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more