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  • Joomla! 3.3 Beta 2 Released

    Joomla! 3.3 - Do More

    The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the availability of Joomla! 3.3 Beta 2. Community members are asked to download and install the package in order to provide quality assurance for the forthcoming 3.3 release, which is scheduled for release on or around April 22nd, 2014.

    A big thank you goes out to everyone that contributed to the 3.3 release! Joomla! 3.3 will be our most stable release ever. Right now we're at about 320 commits since 3.2.3's release with 41 different people contributing to those commits (not including testers and other non-coding activities). Best of all is that the new features are awesome!

    The 3.x release series is the latest major release of the Joomla! CMS, with 3.3 the fourth standard-term support release in this series. Please note that going from 3.2 to 3.3 is a one-click upgrade and is NOT a migration. The same is true is for any subsequent versions in the 3.x series. That being said, please do not upgrade any of your production sites to the beta version as beta is ONLY intended for testing and there is no upgrade path from Beta.



  • Joomla! CMS 3.3 Beta Released

    Joomla! CMS 3.3 - Do More

    The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the availability of Joomla! CMS 3.3 Beta 1. Community members are asked to download and install the package in order to provide quality assurance for the forthcoming 3.3 release, which is scheduled for release on or around April 22nd, 2014.

    A big thank you goes out to everyone that contributed to the 3.3 release! Joomla! CMS 3.3 will be our most stable release ever. Right now we're at about 290 commits since 3.2.3's release with 39 different people contributing to those commits (not including testers and other non-coding activities). Best of all is that the new features are awesome!

    The 3.x release series is the latest major release of the Joomla! CMS, with 3.3 the fourth standard-term support release in this series. Please note that going from 3.2 to 3.3 is a one-click upgrade and is NOT a migration. The same is true is for any subsequent versions in the 3.x series of the CMS. That being said, please do not upgrade any of your production sites to the beta version as beta is ONLY intended for testing and there is no upgrade path from Beta.



  • Joomla Community Magazine | April 2014

    JCM March 2014

    The April issue of the Joomla Community Magazine is here! Our stories this month:

    Editors Introduction

    What’s New in the Joomla! Community Magazine?, by Alice Grevet

    Project News

    Leadership Highlights April 2014, by Marijke Stuivenberg
    Roundup from JUG Corner - March 2014, by Ruth Cheesley

    Developers

    Practical Development 3: Project, by Marco Dings

    Sitebuilders

    10 Tips for a Fast Joomla Website, by Simon Kloostra
    Core Features I want from the Components I Choose, by Randy Carey
    Migration SEO Tips Series - Part 1 - Planning Your Link Migration Strategy, by Ruth Cheesley

    Feature Stories

    Case Study - CrimeSuspect.Net, by Alice Grevet

    Events

    Joomla! World Conference – 2014, by Dianne Henning
    JoomlaDay Boston 2014, by Dianne Henning
    Joomla! at CeBIT 2014 - Big Business!, by David Jardin

    Help Wanted

    Joomla! Q&A Site on Stack Exchange, by Craig Phillips

    Extensions and Services Evaluations

    JFBConnect: Let's do more with Social Networks, by Mike Veeckmans

    International Stories

    Arabic

    نظام أمن لجوملا

    Français

    Joomleur, je t'aime !
    Encore sous Joomla 1.5, il devient urgent de migrer
    Migration complexe d’un site Joomla! 1.5...
    Un système de sécurité pour Joomla!
    Le CMS, le Framework Joomla! et les licences
    10 meilleures astuces pour un site Joomla! rapide
    Pratique du développement (épisode 2) : l'environnement de travail

    Spanish

    Qué hacer cuando Joomla no encuentra las actualizaciones
    Override del mes: Metamorfosis al mod_menu
    Migración compleja de Joomla! 1.5 con tiempo de inactividad...
    ¿Por qué actualizar las extensiones de terceros?
    Usando Joomla para hacer Joomla!. Empezando por JDatabase

    In our next issue

    We want to publish your Joomla! story in the next JCM issue! So take a look at our Author Resources content to get a better idea of what we are looking for, and then register to become a JCM author and submit your Joomla! story!



  • Joomla! 3.2.3 Released

    Joomla! 3.2 - Something new for everyone

    Security ReleaseThe Joomla! Project and the Production Leadership Team are proud to announce the release of Joomla! 3.2.3 which is a security release and also resolves a significant number of issues and bugs.

    If you are currently running Joomla! 3.2, we urge you to apply this update immediately via either the one-click update or the update downloads available at http://www.joomla.org/download.html. For other versions of the 3.x series, applying the update is recommended as soon as possible.



  • Joomla! 2.5.19 Released

    Security ReleaseThe Joomla Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 2.5.19.

    Joomla 2.5.19 is a security release addressing two medium level vulnerabilities.

    The update process is very simple, and complete instructions are available here. Note that there are now easier and better ways of updating than copying the files with FTP.

    Download

    New Installations: Click here to download Joomla 2.5.19 (Full package) »

    Update Package: Click here to download Joomla 2.5.19 (Update package) »

    Note: Please read the update instructions before updating.

    Instructions

    *Please clear your browser's cache after upgrading

    Want to test drive Joomla? Try the online demo. Documentation is available for beginners.

    Release Notes

    Check the Joomla 2.5.19 Post-Release FAQs to see if there are important items and helpful hints discovered after the release.

    Statistics for the 2.5.19 release period

    • 6 tracker issues fixed

    See http://developer.joomla.org/version-2-5-19-release-notes.html for details of the tracker items fixed.

    Security Issues Fixed

    How can you help Joomla! development?

    There are a variety of ways in which you can get actively involved with Joomla! It doesn't matter if you are a coder, an integrator, or merely a user of Joomla!. You can contact the Joomla! Community Development Manager, David Hurley, to get more information, or if you are ready you can jump right into the Joomla! Bug Squad.

    The Joomla! Bug Squad is one of the most active teams in the Joomla! development process and is always looking for people (not just developers) that can help with sorting bug reports, coding patches and testing solutions. It’s a great way for increasing your working knowledge of Joomla!, and also a great way to meet new people from all around the world.

    If you are interested, please read about us on the Joomla! Documentation Wiki and, if you wish to join, email Mark Dexter or Nick Savov, our Bug Squad co-coordinators.

    You can also help Joomla! development by thanking those involved in the many areas of the process. In the past year, for example, over 1,100 bugs have been fixed by the Bug Squad.

    Contributors

    Thank you to the code contributors and active Bug Squad members that created and tested this release:

    Ben Charlton, Benjamin Trenkle, Brian Teeman, Carsten Wirtz, Christiane Maier-Stadtherr, Cyril Rezé, Denise McLaurin, Eino Mäkitalo, Fedik Zinchuk, George Wilson, Gunjan Patel, Hannes Papenberg, Ionut Lupu, Javier Gomez, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jonathan Cameron, Leo Lammerink, Marc Antoine Thevenet, Marco Richter, Marko Đedović, Matt Thomas, Michael Babker, Nikolai Plath, Peter van Westen, Piotr Mocko, Roberto Segura, Sander Potjer, Simon Asika, Thomas Hunziker, Tobias Zulauf, Toivo Talikka, Valentin Despa, Yannick Gaultier.

    Joomla! Bug Squad

    Thank you to the Joomla! Bug Squad for their dedicated efforts investigating reports, fixing problems, and applying patches to Joomla. If you find a bug in Joomla!, please report it on the Joomla! CMS Issue Tracker.

    Active members of the Joomla! Bug Squad during past 3 months include: Achal Aggarwal, Anderson Martins, Anibal Sanchez, Ben Charlton, Ben Griffin, Brian Teeman, Camden Narzt, Christiane Maier-Stadtherr, Cyril Rezé, Daniel Dimitrov, Denise McLaurin, Dennis Hermacki, easteregg easteregg, Edwin Cheront, Elijah Madden, Fedik Zinchuk, Gary Mort, George Wilson, Hannes Papenberg, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jozsef Tamas Herczeg, Jurian Even, Kevin Griffiths, Kunal Bajpai, Lao Neo, Leo Lammerink, Marc Antoine Thevenet, Marcel van Beelen, Marco Richter, Marko Đedović, Matt Thomas, Max Sarte, Melih Tas, Michael Babker, Mohammad Hasani Eghtedar, Nicholas Dionysopoulos, Nikolai Plath, Parth Lawate, Peter van Westen, Piotr Gasiorowski, Piotr Mocko, Robert Gastaud, Roberto Segura, Samuel Moffatt, Sander Potjer, Serge Litvinov, Simon Asika, Stefania Gaianigo, Thomas Hunziker, Thomas Jackson, Thomas Kuschel, Tino Brackebusch, Tobias Zulauf, Toivo Talikka, Valentin Despa, Yannick Gaultier.

    Bug Squad Leadership: Mark Dexter and Nick Savov, Co-Coordinators.

    Joomla! Security Strike Team

    A big thanks to the Joomla! Security Strike Team for their ongoing work to keep Joomla! secure. Members include: Airton Torres, Alan Langford, Beat, Bill Richardson, Claire Mandville, David Hurley, Don Gilbert, Gary Brooks, Jason Kendall, Javier Gomez, Jean-Marie Simonet, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mark Boos, Mark Dexter, Matias Griese, Michael Babker, Nick Savov, Pushapraj Sharma, Roberto Segura, Rouven Weßling, Thomas Hunziker.



Latest News

  • 03.07.13

    AAR  Healthcare has announced plans of entering into  partnership with Swedfund , a financial firm owned by the Swedish Government, to inject USD 3 million( 225 Million) Into Health Care’s expansion program.

    Addressing Journalists at Serena Hotel in Nairobi, AAR Healthcare Chairman, Dr. Frank. Njenga confirmed that AAR was set to enter the inpatient Market by setting up hospitals through either acquisition of existing facilities or setting up new ones.

    Taking journalists through AAR’s History and background as well as the milestones, AAR Healthcare MD, Mark Achola confirmed that the expansion plans are part of the  greater plans to provide diagnostic services under one roof, as well as make healthcare accessible to all in the region.

     

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  • 03.07.13

    IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has announced a $4 million equity investment in AAR Health Care Holdings Ltd (AAR Healthcare), one of Africa’s leading health care providers. AAR Healthcare will use the financing to expand its operations and provide quality health services to a larger number of people. IFC’s investment is part of a $15 Million fund-raise by the company, marking the largest capital raise by an entity in the East African healthcare market.

    AAR Healthcare, one of the largest providers of outpatient healthcare services in East Africa aims to expand its outpatient network, enhance specialist consultation and acquire inpatient facilities in Nairobi, Kampala and Dar es Salaam, making it one of the few primary and secondary health care providers in the region. The company currently operates 28 clinics in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania, serving over 500,000 outpatients annually. IFC’s investment will enable AAR Healthcare to serve an estimated additional 600,000 outpatients per annum by 2018.

    As a shareholder in AAR Healthcare, IFC will support the company’s growth by providing access to the World Bank Group’s networks and global expertise, in addition to capital. The company’s other shareholders include Swedfund and the Investment Fund for Health in Africa (IFHA), an IFC portfolio fund. IFHA was established in 2007; a venture capital fund dedicated to investments in private healthcare companies in Africa. The fund has invested in eight health sector companies across sub Saharan Africa.

    Speaking during the official Launch of the new AAR Karen Health Centre, AAR Healthcare Chairman, Dr. Frank Njenga, confirmed that the company had put in place strategic measures that will see the opening of secondary care hospitals across the region bringing quality healthcare as close as possible to the people. The AAR Healthcare Chairman also pointed out that the new Karen Health Centre will provide general, gynaecological, paediatric and nutritionist consultations, as well as comprehensive services such pharmacy, laboratory and radiology, all under one roof.

    On his part, AAR Healthcare Managing Director, Mark Achola explained that the separation of AAR Healthcare company from its sister company, AAR Insurance, will ensure  that the clinics’ services are open to all and not only restricted to AAR members. “AAR Healthcare runs as a separate entity and operates like any other hospital, including serving members of other insurance companies, and not only those from AAR Insurance”, he clarified.

    Oumar Seydi, IFC Director for East and Southern Africa said, “IFC supports AAR’s goal to become the first integrated healthcare provider across East Africa, as this will make healthcare in the region more competitive, providing better services at a lower cost. Private providers are able to reach a large number of people and can offer advanced medical equipment and services that may otherwise not be available.”

    In a recent report, the World Bank Group found that 50 percent of health expenditure in sub Saharan Africa is financed by out-of-pocket payments from individuals. IFC’s “Health in Africa” Initiative harnesses the potential of the private sector to meet the continent’s health care needs. Through the initiative, IFC invests directly in healthcare companies, mobilizes finance for health SMEs through banks and private equity funds and works with governments on public-private partnerships in health.

    IFC is the world’s largest multilateral investor in healthcare in emerging markets, with $2.5 billion worth of investments in 150 health care projects in 50 countries worldwide. Through its investments and advisory services, IFC aims to improve standards of quality and efficiency in healthcare, facilitate the international exchange of best practice, and create jobs for skilled professionals. IFC has a Health and Education team for Sub Saharan Africa is based out of its Nairobi office

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  • 03.07.13

    AAR Insurance made a big push in the insurance landscape with the opening of the new refurbished  branch in Nyeri on Friday, 24th May 2013.  The branch was opened in a ribbon-cutting ceremony by Nyeri Deputy Governor and former Ambassador- Samuel Wamathai, AAR Healthcare MD- Mark Achola, AAR Insurance GM and Principal Officer- Caroline Munene and AAR Insurance  Nyeri Branch Manager- Charles Maina.

    The Nyeri branch opening is the second after Thika, part of an orchestrated expansion programme that will see AAR take its new insurance products to more regions in the country.

    Nyeri Deputy Governor, Samuel Wamathai  commended AAR Insurance for opening a fully-fledged insurance branch in Nyeri, saying that it was a demonstration of the faith that the business community has shown in Nyeri’s economic potential.

    Speaking during the launch, AAR Insurance General Manager, Caroline Munene pointed out that AAR Insurance believes in creating and providing products and services that put their clients in control of their lives.  The Branch manager-Charles Maina, added that the economic opportunities provided by Nyeri’s economic activities of coffee, tea ,beef and dairy farming and a burgeoning tourism sector accorded AAR Insurance with a market ripe with opportunity and added that the heightened economic activity which is more pronounced with the devolved system of government will exponentially increase the business opportunities available.

     

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