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July 2019

Educational Research and Reviews
Piano education in adults

Piano education is one of the fundamental aspects of instrument training. As a polyphonic instrument, the piano, unlike other instruments, is popular with all age groups. This study examines factors of success in adult piano education and piano methods utilized in training in all aspects, including historical development. Data was generated by literature review, specialist lecturers were consulted for their opinions,...

Author(s): Mari Barsamyan

July 2019

Educational Research and Reviews
Internet addiction and loneliness as predictors of internet gaming disorder in adolescents

The purpose of this research is to present the relationship of teenagers’ internet gaming disorder (IGD) with their levels of internet addiction and loneliness, as well as to test the created model in terms of these relations. This research analyzes the predictive relationships among adolescents’ IGD, internet addiction and loneliness through the statistics program in accordance with the structural equation...

Author(s): Zeliha Traş  

July 2019

Philosophical Papers and Review
Big bang: The apologetic of Quran and the Will of God

Muslims believe Quran as the word of God (Allah), sent as verbal revelation to Prophet Mohammad S.A.W. through the angel Gabriel. In the paper from segregate verses of Quran, the main events taking part in the time-line of one of the most widely accepted theories Lambda-Cold Dark Matter ‘model’ which is the current "standard model" of Big Bang cosmology is derived. The six long periods that took...

Author(s): Jahangir A. Dar  

July 2019

Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics
Determinants of adoption of improved Jalenea potato variety: The case of Chencha Woreda, Southern Ethiopia

This study was to examine factors affecting adoption of improved Jalenea potato variety in the study area in the year 2017. Primary data for the study were collected from respondents using structured interview schedule. Focus group discussions were conducted with farmer and stakeholders. The data were analyzed using mean, percentage, frequency, chi-square test, and T-test. Binary logistic regression analysis was...

Author(s): Biniam Teshome, Rahmeto Negash and Amanuel Shewa  

July 2019

Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology
Factors affecting utilization of antenatal care services and institutional delivery at Koghum in Jos South, Plateau State, Nigeria

Access to antenatal care services promotes safe motherhood and delivery. This study identified factors influencing the utilization of antenatal care services and health facility-based delivery. A cross sectional survey was conducted. Households were enumerated, and a systematic sampling method was deployed. A sample size of 200 was used. Of the 200 HHs, 198 women were interviewed using pretested semi-structured...

Author(s): Lilian A. Okeke, Ikenna O. Okeke, Olufemi O. Ajumobi, Shakir M. Balogun, Patrick M. Nguku, Olufunmilayo I. Fawole and Peter Nsubuga  

July 2019

Educational Research and Reviews
An analysis of English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers’ pedagogical competence and readiness in maintaining the implementation of the 2013 curriculum

This study tried to portray English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers’ pedagogical competence and readiness in maintaining the 2013 curriculum. The demands of the 2013 curriculum lead the teachers to have a good quality of teaching. It is essential to know teachers' pedagogical competence because that aspect will be piloting the implementation of the curriculum in the classroom. This study aimed to...

Author(s): Firman F, Friscilla Wulan Tersta, Cicyn Riantoni and Fellicia Ayu sekonda

July 2019

Journal of Entomology and Nematology
Notice of Retraction: Electromagnetic radiation (EMR) clashes with honeybees

The editors of the Journal of Entomology and Nematology (JEN) are retracting the article, “Electromagnetic radiation (EMR) clashes with honeybees” published in 2012 (Vol. 4(1), pp. 1-3, January 2012). This is informed by the multiple publication of the article under different titles in other journals (http://ipublishing.co.in/jesvol1no12010/EIJES2044.pdf;...

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July 2019

African Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry
Chemical modification of cellulose from palm kernel de-oiled cake to microcrystalline cellulose and its evaluation as a pharmaceutical excipient

Microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) is an important ingredient in pharmaceutical, food, cosmetic and other industries. In this research work, microcrystalline cellulose was synthesized from the alpha cellulose content of pretreated palm kernel de-oiled cake. The microcrystalline cellulose from palm kernel cake was obtained through acidified sodium chlorite, sodium hydroxide delignification followed by hydrogen peroxides...

Author(s): Ezea Vincent Ndika, Umerie Sunday Chidozie and Ubaoji Kingsley Ikechukwu.  

July 2019

African Journal of Microbiology Research
Detection of tetracycline resistant E. coli and Salmonella spp. in sewage, river, pond and swimming pool in Mymensingh, Bangladesh

Antibiotic resistant bacteria and resistance genes in the environment are major health problem globally. The present study was undertaken to detect antibiotic resistant Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp. in sewage, river, pond and swimming pool. Emphasis was given on tetracycline resistant phenotype and genotype, since, tetracycline is a widely used antibiotics. Isolation and identification of antibiotic resistant E....

Author(s): Ashrafun Nahar, Md. Amirul Islam, Md. Abdus Sobur, Md. Jannat Hossain, Sumaiya Binte Zaman, Md. Bahanur Rahman, S. M. Lutful Kabir and Md. Tanvir Rahman  

July 2019

African Journal of Microbiology Research
Detection of mutations in ampC promoter/attenuator gene in Escherichia coli from dairy cows in Rio de Janeiro and Mato Grosso, Brazil

Escherichia coli present the ampC naturally, and the observation of phenotypical resistance to cefoxitin is related to this gene deregulation. Mutations in the regulatory region in ampC cause exaggerated expression. The most frequent alterations in the E. coli AmpC promoter/attenuator leading to this overexpression is described at the positions: -88, -82, -42, -18, -1 and +58. Mastitis studies were carried in Rio de...

Author(s): Gabrielli Stefaninni Santiago, Irene da Silva Coelho , Beatriz Oliveira de Farias , Tatiani Abreu de Alencar, Amy Borges Moreira, Greiciane França Bronzato , Miliane Moreira Soares de Souza, Bruno Gomes de Castro, Helena Neto Ferreira and Shana de Mattos de Oliveira Coelho

July 2019

African Journal of Food Science
Evaluation of the consumption and nutritional quality of Basella alba L. in Brazzaville

Leafy vegetables are generally neglected by consumers because of their rural lifestyle and low social status. As a result, they are often considered a "food of the poor. The general objective of our study is to carry out a nutritional and nutritional characterization of the vegetable Basella alba L. A cross-sectional survey of the consumption of B. alba L. leaves was carried out in the 9 districts of Brazzaville...

Author(s): Okouango Y. S. Itoua ,, Mananga Vital, , Elenga Michel, , and Hisseine Abdoulaye,  

July 2019

African Journal of Microbiology Research
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus spp. in the nasal cavity of dental surgeon’s professors

The aim of the study is to investigate the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus spp. nasal colonization among dental surgeon professors. Dental surgeon professors of a Higher Education Institution (HEI) responded to a questionnaire covering sociodemographic, employment and behavioral data, and were subjected to clinical specimen collection by nasal swab. Identification and susceptibility testing of bacteria were...

Author(s): Camila Fonseca Alvarenga, Késia Cristina de Oliveira Batista, Evandro Leão Ribeiro,  Lara Stefânia Netto de Oliveira Leão Vasconcelos,  Juliana Lamaro Cardoso,  Maria Cláudia Porfirio André, Dayane de Melo Costa, Enilza Maria Mendonça de Paiva and Anaclara Ferreira Veiga Tipple,

July 2019

African Journal of Biotechnology
Genomic sequencing and recombinant expression of proinsulin isolated from cow and buffalo in Pakistan

This study was conducted to determine the heterologous expression of eukaryotic gene in Escherichia coli variable. The expression of Pakistani buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) and cow (Bos taurus) proinsulin genes in BL21 codon plus cells is 30% of total cellular protein. Total RNA was isolated from pancreatic tissues of local (Pakistani) breeds of buffalo (B. bubalis) and cow (B. taurus), converted to cDNA and cloned in a T/A...

Author(s): Farheen Aslam, Hooria Younas and Saima Iftikhar Bajwa  

July 2019

African Journal of Biotechnology
Optimization studies of chitin and chitosan production from Penaeus notialis shell waste

Optimization studies of extraction of chitin and chitosan from pink shrimp (Penaeus notialis) shell waste and of the degree of deacetylation (DDA) of extracted chitosan were investigated via the Box-Behnken design of experiments using response surface methodology. Robust quadratic models for predicting the extraction yields of chitin and chitosan and DDA of chitosan were obtained. These models were verified by...

Author(s): Amoo K. O., Olafadehan O. A. and Ajayi T. O.  

July 2019

International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation
Typology of coffee-based agroforestry systems in the semi-deciduous forest zone of Togo (West Africa)

This study contributes to the knowledge of the variants of coffee-based agroforestry systems (CAFS) of the semi-deciduous forest zone of Togo. To achieve this, forest, floristic and ecological data were collected in 163 random plots of 25 m × 25 m (625 m²), to analyze the typology of the CAFS and their characteristics across the study area. In the 10.1875 ha surveyed, results showed a total of 2510 stems of...

Author(s): Donko Koudzo Koda, Mamadou Chérif, Kossi Adjossou, Kossi Béssan Amégnaglo, Badabate Diwediga, Kodjovi Mawuégnigan Léonard Agbodan and Atsu Kudzo Guelly  

July 2019

International Journal of Genetics and Molecular Biology
Primary morphological characterization of West African dwarf (Djallonké) ewes from Côte d’Ivoire based on qualitative and quantitative traits

Phenotypic characterization is used to identify and document diversity within and between distinct breeds, based on their observable attributes. Study to assess the body characteristics and variability of 204 Djallonké (West African dwarf) ewes was conducted in three agro-ecological zones (central, western and northern) of Côte d’Ivoire, from November 2016 to April 2017. Animals were described using...

Author(s): N’Goran K. Edouard, Kouadja G. Severin, Kouassi N. Cyrille, Loukou N. Etienne, Eka Jean Yves, Dayo G. K. Charles, Sangare Mamadou and Yapi-Gnaore C. Valentine

July 2019

International Journal of Library and Information Science
Analysis of responsibilities of electronic readiness and software for museums online in national commission for museums and monuments in Nigeria

This study was carried to identify level of electronic readiness in museums by assessing the uses of electronic readiness provision in museum services, and also to determine the factors responsible for ineffective use of electronic readiness in museums. Descriptive survey research was used for this study. Total enumeration sampling technique was adopted for the sampling procedure. This was chosen because of the small...

Author(s): J. Onaade Ojo, A. Taye Pedro and A. Olayemi Nwogbe

July 2019

African Journal of Business Management
Factors affecting customers’ satisfaction towards the use of automated teller machines (ATMS): A case in commercial bank of Ethiopia, Chiro town

The  purpose  of  this  study  is  to  investigate the factors affecting customers’ satisfaction towards the use of Automated Teller Machines (ATMs). To address  the  research  objectives,  200 questionnaires  were  distributed  to  respondents. A  total  of  176  were returned which is equivalent to 88% of the total...

Author(s): Tewodros Biset Amene and Debela Bonsa Buta

July 2019

International Journal of Livestock Production
Identifications of the major factors that influence milk production: The case of dairy farmers in Badulla district, Sri Lanka

Dairy farming remains the economic backbone of livestock farmers in high potential area like Badulla district in Sri Lanka. Though, milk production has been quite low. Therefore, this study was carried out to investigate the factors affecting dairy cattle milk production in Badulla. Total of 500 dairy farmers were selected using multistage stratified and simple random sampling techniques. Milk production and...

Author(s): K. W. S. N. Kumari, J. M. D. R. Jayawardana and J. M. P. Jayasinghe  

July 2019

Educational Research and Reviews
Challenges facing information and communication technology implementation at the primary schools

The importance of information and communication technology (ICT) in education in the 21st century cannot be overemphasized. A number of initiatives have been put in place in Ghana to ensure that information and communication technology is extensively used and taught at all levels of our education. The study utilized a descriptive survey design and employed cluster and simple random sampling technique to collect data...

Author(s): Mark Valentine Aikins and Emmanuel Arthur-Nyarko

July 2019

Journal of Accounting and Taxation
An assessment of just in time system on the financial performance of manufacturing firms in Nigeria

The study examines the effect of Just-in-time on the financial performance of manufacturing organizations in Nigeria. The purpose of the research work is to determine the effect of application of just in time on cost reduction and return on investment of manufacturing firms in Nigeria. Primary data were collected through a self administered questionnaire on knowledgeable sample of employees selected to test the strength...

Author(s): Adeniran Busari Ganiyu, Agbaje Wale Henry and Adeosun M. Adekunle

July 2019

Journal of Accounting and Taxation
The influence of tax amnesty programme on tax compliance in Nigeria: The moderating role of political trust

The paper examined the influence of tax amnesty programme on tax compliance in Nigeria moderating the effect of political trust. The survey research design was employed to understand the taxpayer's perception of the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS). We collected the data through the administration of questionnaires to taxpayers across the most commercial states in Nigeria.  The data...

Author(s): Francis Okoye

July 2019

African Journal of Microbiology Research
Extended spectrum beta-lactamase production and plasmid mediated quinolone resistance among lactose non-fermenting nterobacteriaceae isolated from poultry sources in Calabar, Nigeria

This study investigated the co-carriage of plasmid mediated quinolone resistance (PMQR) and extended spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) producing lactose non-fermenting (LNF) Enterobacteriaceae isolated from poultry birds. This was a descriptive cross-sectional study carried out between September, 2016 and March, 2017. The Kirby-Bauer disk diffusion method was used to determine the antimicrobial susceptibility patterns....

Author(s): Nchawa Yangkam Yhiler, Bassey Enya Bassey, Inyang-etoh Paul, Useh Monday Francis, Asuquo Anne and Angela Okocha-Ejeko

July 2019

International Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism
Appropriate complementary feeding practice among mothers of 6-23 months old children in Kedida Gamela district, south Ethiopia: A community based cross-sectional study

Introduction of complementary foods to infants is a common practice. However, according to recommended infant and young child feeding protocol the timing of introduction, frequency of feeding and the quality of diet are not appropriate. Thus, the aim of this study is to determine the magnitude and identify the predictors of appropriate complementary feeding practice among mothers of children 6-23 months of age in Kedida...

Author(s): Derebe Gebreyesus Himbego, Lolemo Kelbiso Hanfore and Samson Kastro Dake  

July 2019

International Journal of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry
Phosphates solubilizing bacteria like promoter’s agent of cocoa-tree growth and biocontrol of Phytophthora megakarya Brasier and M.J. Griffin, agent of black pod disease

Black pod is an important fungal disease of Theobroma cacao L. which causes significant yield losses in the field and consequently, inhibits the growth and development of the plant. For this purpose, the objective of this work was to evaluate the impact of phosphates solubilizing bacteria on growth of cocoa-tree and the biocontrol of Phytophthora megakarya, which is the most aggressive agent of black pod disease. Five...

Author(s): Maryam Sani, Simo Claude, Adamou Souleymanou, Mafokoua Hélène Laure, Tchuisseu Tchakounte Gylaine Vanissa, Tchouomo Dondjou Donald, Fankem Henri and Nwaga Dieudonné.

July 2019

Journal of African Studies and Development
Challenges of educational digital infrastructure in Africa: A tale of hope and disillusionment

Technology-based distance learning is becoming popular throughout the world. In Sub-Saharan Africa, advancements in communication technology more than two decades ago raised much hope since technology-based distance education was seen as a promising cost effective and cost-efficient answer to expansion of access to education. These high hopes in technology-based distance education have, however, turned into...

Author(s): Joseph Mukuni  

July 2019

International Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism
Production and nutritional evaluation of cookies blended from sorghum, cowpea, plantain and sweet potato

This study was carried out to produce and evaluate the nutritional quality of cookies formulated from sorghum and fortified with cowpea, plantain and sweet potato. The sorghum and cowpea were subjected to processing technique of sprouting while plantain and sweet potato was peeled oven dried at 45°C. The sorghum variety used was Chakalari white, a low tannin variety, cowpea (Borno red), plantain (unripe) and sweet...

Author(s): Fateema U. M., Falmata A. S., Bintu B. P., Raihanatu M. B., Chellube Z, Hauwa H, Modu S., and Maryam B. K.  

July 2019

Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science
Diallel analysis of scald and net blotch resistance in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.)

Scald and net blotch are major foliar diseases of barley causing high yield losses worldwide including Ethiopia. Development of varieties with double resistance is an effective approach of managing both diseases. However, the genetic background of the barley parents was not studied for future resistance breeding. Thus, the objective of the study was to assess genotype performances against scald and net blotch,...

Author(s): Zerihun Jalata, Firew Mekbib, Berhane Lakew and Seid Ahmed  

July 2019

International Journal of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering
Evaluation of the current water quality of Lake Hawassa, Ethiopia

The research aimed to evaluate the current wáter quality of Lake Hawassa in order to identify potential pollution sources and suggest appropriate measures. Physico-chemical water quality parameters have been determined by taking duplicate samples from seven sampling sites and the results were compared with WHO and FAO standards. The findings of the study revealed that the concentration of metals such as manganese...

Author(s): Haile Melaku Zigde and Mohammed Endale Tsegaye  

July 2019

Journal of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health
Histological of the midbrain of the grey breasted helmeted guinea fowl (Numida meleagris galeata) at post-hatch

The study was carried out to investigate the development of the midbrain in the grey breasted helmeted guinea fowl, Numida meleagris galeata, at post-hatch. Domestication of this species of bird is in an increase, but scanty documentation on the development of midbrain (mesencephalon) and how it relates to the neurobiology of this bird is lacking. In our findings, there was a steady increase in the midbrain mean weights...

Author(s): Wanmi Nathaniel, Usendi Ifukibot Levi, Gosomji Innocent Jonah and Pindar David Bukar  

July 2019

African Journal of Biotechnology
Somatic embryogenesis and regeneration of Kenyan wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) genotypes from mature embryo explants

Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) improvement via genetic transformation depends on an efficient regeneration system for recovery of transgenic events. This study reports a somatic embryogenesis-based regeneration system for two Kenyan wheat genotypes (Eagle 10 and Njoro bread wheat II) from mature embryos. The study investigated the efficiency of mercuric chloride, commercial bleach, and chlorine gas in surface sterilizing...

Author(s): Mark Ochieng Adero, Easter David Syombua, Lydia Kwamboka Asande, Nelson Onzere Amugune, Eliud Sagwa Mulanda and Godwin Macharia  

July 2019

International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation
Extended distribution of testate amoebae (Protozoa: Rhizopoda) to Indian fauna from Sangla Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India

Testate amoebae are a group of free-living heterotrophic protists that have an organic shell or test and play a very good role as bioindicators in the ecological monitoring of environment. Inspite of the importance the percentage contribution of free living protozoans recorded from the Himalayan landscape is only about 12% of the total free living protozoans of India. This portrays a meagre diversity of species from...

Author(s): Bindu L.  

July 2019

International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation
Threats and their relative severity and driving forces in the African Elephant range wildlife protected areas of Ethiopia

Anthropogenic threats to five wildlife protected areas (PAs) in Ethiopia: Omo, Mago, Chebera Churchura and Kafta Sheraro National Parks, and Babille Elephant Sanctuary were studied. The study specific objectives were to: (i) establish the relative severity of threat factors to the PAs and susceptibility of the PAs; (ii) explore underlying causes of the threats; and, (iii) identify appropriate threat mitigation measures....

Author(s): Mekbeb Eshetu Tessema, Kumara Wakjira and Addisu Asefa  

July 2019

African Journal of History and Culture
Democratization and nation-building in Nigeria, from 1914 to 2004: An appraisal

Nigeria came into being in 1914 following the British colonial authority's amalgamation of the Northern and Southern protectorates during which various ethnicities were living independently of each other. However, the activities leading up to the 1914 amalgamation predates this date. It would therefore not be out of place to say that the most enduring legacy of British colonialism is the geo-political entity known...

Author(s): David D. Yongo

July 2019

Journal of Soil Science and Environmental Management
Spatial distribution of heavy metals in soil with distance from Tazama pipeline through the Mikumi National Park, Tanzania

A total concentration of six studied heavy metals Arsenic (As), Lead (Pb), Chromium(Cr), Mercury (Hg) Cadmium (Cd) and Copper (Cu) were measured in soil across distances from TAZAMA pipeline in transects which have incidences of oil spillage and those which have no history of oil spillage. All studied heavy metals were detected in the study area. As, Pb and Cr were detected in both transects, that is, with oils spills...

Author(s): Doreen Jeremiah Mrimi, Julius William Nyahongo, Pål Olav Vedeld, Boniface Hussein Massawe and Charlotte Nakakaawa Jjunju  

July 2019

Educational Research and Reviews
Health belief levels of individuals who do sports actively in terms of different variables

This research was carried out in order to determine health belief levels of individuals who do sports actively in Ağrı İbrahim Çeçen University campus in terms of different variables. In the research, a method based on descriptive survey which aimed to reveal current situation, was used. A total of 120 people, of whom 60 were male and 60 were female, participated in the research. In the research,...

Author(s): Serkan Zengin and Yaşar Çoruh

July 2019

Journal of African Studies and Development
Security implications of oil exploration on social activities in South Lokichar Basin, Turkana County, Kenya

This study explored the security implications of oil exploration on the social activities in South Lokichar Basin, Turkana County, Kenya. It was motivated by the disagreements between the county government and national government on the exploration, extraction, production and sharing of oil benefits. Oil discovery and revenues fuel ethnic and political tension in any country, result in war and political instability....

Author(s): Cosmas Ekwom Kamais, Samson Wokabi Mwangi and Eric Kiprono Bor  

July 2019

African Journal of Business Management
Recruitment strategies of the banking industry in Nigeria: The head hunting panacea

The purpose of the study is to examine the effect of headhunting recruitment strategy on employee retention strategy in the Nigerian banking industry. The objective is to examine the effect of headhunting recruitment strategy on employee retention in the banking industry. The study makes use of primary data by administering structured questionnaire to employees of Zenith Bank Plc, a money deposits bank in Egor local...

Author(s): TAFAMEL, Ehiabhi Andrew and AKRAWAH, Onutomaha Dennis

July 2019

International Journal of Nursing and Midwifery
Building a strong and sustainable health care system in Nigeria: The role of the nurse

Nigeria is a country that has stood tall in Africa and features prominently in global affairs, yet her healthcare system has suffered several down-falls. Despite her position as a country with huge human and natural resources, her health facilities are grossly inadequate, especially in rural communities and this robs her citizen of optimum health care. Good health is one of the fundamental human rights and the onus...

Author(s): Nneka E. Ubochi, Timothy A. Ehwarieme, Agnes N. Anarado and Elizabeth O. Oyibocha  

July 2019

Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health Sciences
Cellular energy budget in tropical freshwater fish following exposure to sublethal concentrations of cadmium

Under stressful conditions (toxicity), organisms often try to detoxify by mobilizing available energy sources with costs to various metabolic functions, such as growth or reproduction. Cellular energy allocation (CEA) is a methodology used to evaluate the energetic status and which relates with organisms’ overall condition and response to toxic stress. It consists of the integration of the energy reserves...

Author(s): Ezeonyejiaku Chigozie Damian, Ifedigbo Ikem Innocent , Okoye Charles Obinwanne and Ezenwelu Chijioke Obinna  

July 2019

Journal of Economics and International Finance
Budgeting and budgetary control in the Ghana health service

The budget has been and continues to be a tool for effectuating fiscal policy goals of governments worldwide. The case of developing countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including Ghana is no exception. The arguments in support of systematised budgeting and budgetary control regimes in the public sector of economies, both developed and developing are overwhelmingly persuasive. The aforementioned arguments have been...

Author(s): Williams Abayaawien Atuilik, Ramatu Afio Peregrino-Brimah, Hussein Salia and Babonyire Adafula  

July 2019

Journal of AIDS and HIV Research
Medication belief, locus of control, and adherence among patients on highly active anti retro viral therapy in Lagos, Nigeria

Anti-retro viral therapy (ART) is a lifelong treatment and its effectiveness depends critically both on the efficacy of the antiretroviral drugs against the virus and achieving a very high level of adherence (> 95%) to the medications. This study evaluated the relationship between medication beliefs, locus of control and adherence to ART among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Lagos. A cross-sectional...

Author(s): Adeyinka Adeniran, Olayinka Atilola, Esther O, Oluwole , Oladipupo Fisher and Babatunde Odugbemi  

July 2019

International NGO Journal
Contrasting the impact of the Movimento dos Sem Terra – MST and the International Land Coalition - ILC on empowerment of local communities

The influence of international donors of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) acting in developing countries has been the subject of a significant amount of academic literature. This article adds to such body of study by examining specifically the effect of international donors in the fight for land. Through contrasting how the International Land Coalition - ILC and the Movimento dos Sem Terra - MST work in Brazil the...

Author(s): Márcio Calvet Neves

July 2019

International Journal of Library and Information Science
Library value through user satisfaction: The case of academic libraries in Ghana

The study is an investigative survey of library users’ satisfaction of library services, resources, staff conduct and impact of the library on the academic achievements of users.  Qualitative data was collected from College students, faculty and library staff of two academic libraries in Ghana using questionnaires and interview instruments. The survey established that library services, information resources...

Author(s): Evelyn Ogboo Apronti Tetteh and Lydia Nyantakyi-Baah  

July 2019

Journal of Microbiology and Antimicrobials
Antimicrobial resistance pattern in Salmonella enterica from clinical and poultry sources in Calabar, Nigeria

Limited treated options to Salmonellosis exist due to the emergence of extended spectrum beta lactamases (ESBLs). This study determined the prevalence of common ESBL genes (blaSHV, blaCTX-M, blaOXA) and profiled their antimicrobial resistance drug pattern. A descriptive cross-sectional study that involved 16 Salmonella enterica isolates from diarrhoeic children at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital and 39...

Author(s): Nchawa Yangkam Yhiler, Bassey Enya Bassey, Inyang-etoh Paul, Useh Monday Francis, Asuquo Anne and Angela Okocha-Ejeko

July 2019

Journal of Entomology and Nematology
A survey of geographical distribution and host range of white mango scale, Aulacaspis tubercularis Newstead (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) in Western Ethiopia

White mango scale (WMS) is a sucking insect which poses severe threat to mango plantation. A survey of the distribution and host range of WMS, Aulacaspis tubercularis was conducted in western Ethiopia from May 10, 2016 to July 15, 2016. The surveys were started from Loko village, the focus of its first record, and extended over series of mango farms in the four cardinal directions. This study showed that WMS has already...

Author(s): Ofgaa Djirata Emana Getu and R. Kahuthia-Gathu  

July 2019

International Journal of Science and Technology Education Research
Seismic risk management education: Its place in life and earth science textbooks for secondary schools in Morocco

This research is based on Life and Earth Sciences (LES) textbooks (El Moufid in LES and El Massar in LES) used in Morocco for second year of college. It is aimed at showing the place of seismic risks education in LES. The methodology used is based on the content analysis of seismic risk management education in these manuals. The results show that this approach is more or less neglected in these textbooks; yet Morocco...

Author(s): Eddif Aâtika  

July 2019

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Is silicon capable to affect the photosynthetic performance of green maize plants?

Green maize (Zea mays L.) is a cultivated species of significant importance in the agricultural scene. The literature reports that Si has been used as an alternative option for sustainable agricultural systems. We examined the hypothesis that this beneficial element will improve the photosynthetic performance and biological productivity of crop plants, under field conditions, without nutritional stress. In this context,...

Author(s): Raquel Caroline dos Santos, Marta Donato de Souza, Giovana Michele da Cruz and Daniel Baron  

July 2019

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Genetic variability of yam based on quantitative descriptors

Yam is a promising income source for small producers in the Recôncavo Baiano region. However, few genetic studies have been conducted with this culture. In this sense, the aim of this study was to assess genetic variability among 89 genotypes of yam (Dioscorea rotundata Poir.) collected in four municipalities in Bahia State, Brazil. These were assessed based on eight quantitative descriptors. Data were subjected...

Author(s): Virgílio Carménia Cossa, Elaine Costa Cerqueira-Pereira, Darcilúcia Oliveira do Carmo de Almeida, Carlos Alberto da Silva Ledo and Ricardo Franco Cunha Moreira  

July 2019

African Journal of Agricultural Research
Physiological responses of operators to handle vibration of diesel-fueled single-axle tractor

Hand-arm transmitted vibration originating from a 15 horsepower single-axle tractor can be very strong and cause operator fatigue plus various physiological disorders in vascular, neurological, and musculoskeletal systems. The objective of this work was to measure the characteristics of such hand-transmitted vibrations and its effect on the health of the single-axle tractor operator, in a research program conducted at...

Author(s): Siraj K. Busse, Anthony N. Sinclair, Diresibachew H. Wondimu and Daniel T. Redda  

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