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  1. I'm going nuts (again!). I know there was a sticky about the importance of accuracy when labelling files as exclusive, which I wanted to link to for someone - but I've lost it. I think I've checked each forum twice, and I'm sure it was at the top. Can someone please save my sanity and point me to it? Thanks.
  2. No, we dont' know at all, but it would be logical and fair. Alamy's standard justification for the delay in payment doesn't apply to payments upfront.
  3. If Alamy earned me the same as my microstock agency, I'd be delighted! Still, as image packs are paid for 'up front', we will presumably get getting paid as soon as an image is downloaded by image pack buyers.
  4. 6 sales, <£30 net. Best value sales (it's all relative) were one each for PU and presentation. CTR and zooms relatively good, but relatively my CTR has been good since November, and it doesn't seem to have made any improvement to my earnings.
  5. Back to this: I see reports of this sort: Country: Worldwide Region: UK Country: e.g. France, US, whatever Region UK Region UK, Country: Italy, whatever And actually very few Country: UK, Region: UK, Is it the region or the country which is where the book/magazine was published? Maybe the Region, as how can a book be published 'worldwide' unless it has such a huge print run it's being printed in two or more countries?
  6. Audience at Glasgow's West End Festival in Kelvingrove Park The Lions of Punjab, a Bhangra dancing troupe, perform an energetic routine to an appreciative audience in Birmingham's Bullring Shopping Centre. Antemoro farmers with their bullocks at the Wednesday Zebu cattle market in Ambalavao, Haute Matsiatra; the largest cattle market in Madagascar.
  7. Meanwhile, Boris has tested positive. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52060791 Oops, Ed beat me.
  8. Not true.That may be the case in England, I couldn't possibly comment; but here in Scotland it's far clearer: "if staff cannot work from home, employers should ask themselves whether their business is "essential" to the fight against coronavirus." https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-52017771 Iain appears to be trolling, and I've just bounced into the thread to correct a half-truth and am leaving again.
  9. My views are as normal, my zooms and CTR are well above my average, however I have no Alamy sales this month.
  10. That, and also apparently children with no underlying conditions apparently (as far as we know, so far) cope well with this virus, so can help to build up the herd immunity.
  11. Maybe so, but in the countries which are shutting down schools and nurseries, who is looking after the children of the essential health and care workers? Are they being gathered informally to be 'minded' together?
  12. I try to use mulches which will eventually rot down and benefit the soil; but I've never considered, seen advised or even seen recycled tyres being used for this purpose. It's common to see people in East Africa wearing sandals made out of recycled tyres, and there seem to be lots of other options: https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=recycling+rubber+tyres
  13. A former pupil who is now a consultant specialising in heart disease, whom I keep up with on Facebook, posted this by a doctor friend of hers. She totally endorses his message. Skip to about 30s to get to the start of the message. It's long, but worth listening to in full.
  14. Zooms about double my average Sales: none (my zooms have been up for a few months now, so I reverse-searched all my 'sole zooms' and most of my other zooms, and didn't find any which haven't been reported.)
  15. I had a recent search on Zambia [back]. It was a rear view of passengers boarding a plane at Livingstone Airport. I wonder (as so often) what the searcher wanted?! BTW, I've just noticed that Livingstone Airport was renamed 'Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport' in 2017; my pic was taken in 2009. Should I add 'Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport' to the keywords?
  16. Antiviral Activity The antiviral activity of TTO was first shown using tobacco mosaic virus and tobacco plants . In field trials with Nicotiniana glutinosa, plants were sprayed with 100, 250, or 500 ppm TTO or control solutions and were then experimentally infected with tobacco mosaic virus. After 10 days, there were significantly fewer lesions per square centimeter of leaf in plants treated with TTO than in controls. Next, Schnitzler et al. examined the activity of TTO and eucalyptus oil against herpes simplex virus (HSV). The effects of TTO were investigated by incubating viruses with various concentrations of TTO and then using these treated viruses to infect cell monolayers. After 4 days, the numbers of plaques formed by TTO-treated virus and untreated control virus were determined and compared. The concentration of TTO inhibiting 50% of plaque formation was 0.0009% for HSV type 1 (HSV-1) and 0.0008% for HSV-2, relative to controls. These studies also showed that at the higher concentration of 0.003%, TTO reduced HSV-1 titers by 98.2% and HSV-2 titers by 93.0%. In addition, by applying TTO at different stages in the virus replicative cycle, TTO was shown to have the greatest effect on free virus (prior to infection of cells), although when TTO was applied during the adsorption period, a slight reduction in plaque formation was also seen. Another study evaluated the activities of 12 essential oils, including TTO, for activity against HSV-1 in Vero cells. Again, TTO was found to exert most of its antiviral activity on free virus, with 1% oil inhibiting plaque formation completely and 0.1% TTO reducing plaque formation by approximately 10%. Pretreatment of the Vero cells prior to virus addition or posttreatment with 0.1% TTO after viral absorption did not significantly alter plaque formation. Some activity against bacteriophages has also been reported, with exposure to 50% TTO at 4°C for 24 h reducing the number of SA and T7 plaques formed on lawns of S. aureus and E. coli, respectively. The results of these studies indicate that TTO may act against enveloped and nonenveloped viruses, although the range of viruses tested to date is very limited. From: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1360273 Washing hands is still said to be the best method of getting rid of the virus; but if away from hot running water, and in the absence of hand gel, TTO could surely be worth a try, so long as we don't think it's a definite panacea, and we still wash our hands when possible.
  17. That's my worry too, I share support of my 90 yo Mum with my sister, and travel there 3or 4 days each week via two trains and a bus in each direction.
  18. But here in the Old Country my local shop had its normal quota of loo roll on the shelves this afternoon, though I heard of shortages in Oz. The only shortage I've personally seen so far was hand wash in M&S at Glasgow Central Station, where it's normally on sale near the checkout - that was a blank shelf on Monday and Wednesday; they may have refilled by now. Have to admit, I made a huge batch of soup to freeze in case I have to self-isolate, but I don't think I can cram it into my freezer!
  19. I've never been with AGE, and I've read nothing but bad things about them over the past few years.
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