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first_imgThe Rutgers women’s crew program announced the hiring of Heather Putnam as first varsity assistant coach and recruiting coordinator, head coach Max Borghard announced. Putnam coached the Scarlet Knights freshmen and novice squads from 2002-06. In her two years away from the Banks, Putnam earned a master’s in education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and served as the graduate assistant for UMass women’s rowing. “We are very excited to have Heather return to Rutgers,” said Borghard. “We will be hiring another coach in the coming month, and having two assistants will help the program immensely. Heather’s experience will be a big factor in the success of our program.” In her first stint with the Scarlet Knights, Putnam led the 2005 Novice Eight to a gold medal at the Big East Championship and a seventh place finish at the Eastern Sprints. Her crews also brought home Big East silver medals in 2003 and 2004 and a bronze medal in 2006. Prior to Rutgers, Putnam spent the 2001-02 season at the U.S. Naval Academy. Following a successful fall campaign in which Navy’s Novice Women won the Navy Day Regatta, the Head of the Schuylkill, and the combined men’s and women’s points trophy at the Princeton Freshmen Invite, the First Novice Eight went 15-1 in regular spring season competition. Both her First and Second Novice Eights then qualified for the Grand Finals at Eastern Sprints. Finishing sixth overall, the 2002 novices were Navy’s first women’s crews to qualify for an Eastern Sprints Final in an eight-oared event. Putnam served as an intern for the Princeton Lightweight Women from 1999-2001. Her 2001 novice lightweight eight won gold at the Eastern Sprints and both freshman classes went on to contribute to IRA national titles in 2001, 2002 and 2003.last_img read more

11 to vie for Miss Renaissance 2017 title

first_imgThe Miss Renaissance Pageant will be held in August, with 11 professional women competing for the coveted title.The delegates were introduced to the media late last month in a sashing ceremony at the National Cultural Centre.The pageant serves as a catalyst to re-educate the public about inner beauty, creativity, cultural awareness and accomplishments of the mature Guyanese woman, 30 years and older.last_img

Sins of vanity and hubris are laid bare for all to see

first_imgDear Editor,Alarm bells began to ring with Michael Ten-Pow, Guyana’s Ambassador to the UN, voted against the United States of America’s resolution to amend the Rights of the Child Convention. In so doing, Ten-Pow was acting converse to Guyana’s existing laws on this issue and also inimical to Guyana’s geopolitical interests (18/11/2019). Whispers were heard that Ten-Pow was actively seeking the Chair of the G77 and was willing to kowtow to Venezuelan demands (which included this vote) in furtherance of his (Ten-Pow’s) ambitions. Patriotic Guyanese throughout our Foreign Service began to warn the home office of the dangers inherent in Ten-Pow’s conduct. The Director-General of the Foreign Affairs Ministry wrote to David Granger to apprise him of this seemingly rogue conduct. Mrs Jardine-Waddell must have been shocked at what happened next.The caretaker president responded to the concerns of the patriots with alacrity but not in the manner they hoped/expected. David Granger ordered the removal of Mrs Jardine-Waddell from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the recall of all diplomats (senior and Junior) who expressed dissent with Ambassador Ten-Pow’s actions. The at-all-costs campaign for the Chairmanship of the G77 has the full and unequivocal support of David Granger!The Venezuelans have remained steadfast in their objection to Ten-Pow, in their letter to HE Mr Riyad H Mansour, Ambassador, Permanent Observer of the State of Palestine to the United Nations. Chair, Group of the 77 on the 22nd November, Venezuela stated: “I address Your Excellency, in your capacity as Chair of the Group of the 77 (G77) for the year 2019, in the opportunity of referring to the ambassadorial-level meeting held earlier this afternoon to address the question of the Chairmanship of the G77 for 2020…In this regard, I am obliged to, at the very outset, categorically reject your unilateral ruling on the ‘endorsement’ of the candidature of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana to the Chairmanship of the G77 for 2020”. The betrayal of our nation’s values and willingness to concede on aspects of the Border dispute have(thankfully) been in vain thus far.Editor, the signs that titles, medals, awards, and ceremony are of utmost importance to David Granger have always been there; Granger’s willingness to kowtow to Venezuelan demands in furtherance of the Chairmanship of a UN Group (77) is a descent into depravity. We have betrayed our children on the Rights of the Child Amendment and our ally, the United States of America, in favour of an aggressive neighbour. The sins of vanity and hubris are laid bare for all to see.Respectfully,Robin Singhlast_img read more

Single vehicle incident near Farmington on Highway 97

first_imgFarmington, B.C. – Early this afternoon a single-vehicle crash has occurred on Highway 97 near Farmington.According to Cpl. Madonna Saunderson a Ford pick up truck travelling northbound hit the ditch at around 3:30 p.m., one-quarter mile north of Farmington on Highway 97. The driver was not injured.A tow truck, police and ambulance are currently at the scene, no delays are expected.- Advertisement –last_img

West Nile virus claims second California victim

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesEarlier this month, an elderly Butte County resident was reported as the first Californian to die of West Nile virus this year. Along with the two deaths, there have been 84 human cases statewide, about half of the infection rate last year when 28 people died. West Nile virus can cause fever, rash and fatigue, but symptoms usually only show up in about 20 percent of humans who acquire the virus. One in 100 infected people develop severe symptoms, and, of those cases, 3 percent to 15 percent die, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. MARTINEZ – An elderly Contra Costa County woman has become the second person to die of West Nile virus in California this year, health officials said Thursday. Two other cases of the mosquito-borne disease – one in a middle-aged woman who is recovering and another involving an elderly man whose diagnosis needs to be confirmed – also were reported in the county, said Susan Farley, a Contra Costa communicable diseases specialist. County officials did not release any other information about the woman who died, but stressed that West Nile virus can only be acquired through mosquito bites, not human contact. “We are calling on the community to use insect repellant with DEET when outdoors, limit the time spent outside at dawn and dusk, use screens on their windows and doors and eliminate mosquito breeding grounds by dumping and draining all outside containers holding water,” Farley said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

City overtake Spurs, Liverpool close to United, Arsenal and Chelsea good value

first_img 9. Leicester have scored 33 goals so far in 2017 17 14. Stoke have scored 28 goals so far in 2017 8. Bournemouth have scored 33 goals so far in 2017 17 17 15. Burnley have scored 26 goals so far in 2017 17 17 17 Joint 12. Swansea have scored 29 goals so far in 2017 17 16. West Brom have scored 24 goals so far in 2017 17 17 10. West Ham have scored 32 goals so far in 2017 5. Manchester United have scored 46 goals so far in 2017 17 Manchester City’s 7-2 demolition of Stoke City took their tally for the season so far to 29 Premier League goals.But which club has scored the most this calendar year? And where does your club rank in that particular tally?We’ve looked at the 17 Premier League clubs to have participated in the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons, and have the answer in the countdown above. 17 6. Liverpool have scored 45 goals so far in 2017 17 17 17 3. Chelsea have scored 56 goals so far in 2017 11. Watford have scored 31 goals so far in 2017 17. Crystal Palace have scored 23 goals so far in 2017 – Click right to count down to number one 17 4. Arsenal have scored 50 goals so far in 2017 1. Manchester City have scored 70 goals so far in 2017 7. Everton have scored 42 goals so far in 2017 17 Joint 12. Southampton have scored 29 goals so far in 2017 2. Tottenham have scored 68 goals so far in 2017 17last_img read more

Wal-Mart, candidates make high-stakes wagers on recall

first_imgROSEMEAD – Wal-Mart has poured a record $200,000 into the campaign effort to keep two City Council members from being ousted in a recall election next week, campaign finance records show. Rosemead Neighbors Against the Recall, a group backed by Wal-Mart, disclosed Friday that the national retail chain had contributed $175,000 to support Mayor Gary Taylor and Councilman Jay Imperial, the two targets of the recall. That, combined with $25,000 already given by Wal-Mart, brought the anti-recall group’s campaign war chest to about $213,000 – the largest amount of money raised for a local election in the city’s history, officials said. By contrast, the No On Rosemead Recall campaign has raised only $2,300. Taylor has raised about $11,000, but most of that has come from Wal-Mart. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possibleImperial said he is not soliciting campaign funds. “We support the candidates who have been responsive to the community,” said Kevin McCall, a spokesman for Wal-Mart. “They have made the right decision for the city of Rosemead.” McCall added: “This election has no bearing on our store being open.” The recall drive came in response to a 2004 City Council decision to allow a Wal-Mart Supercenter at the corner of Walnut Grove Avenue and Rush Street. Imperial and Taylor joined three other council members in approving the project. Two of those members have since been ousted and replaced with Wal-Mart opponents John Tran and John Nu ez. Imperial said Monday he had no knowledge of the $200,000 in contributions, saying he and a few friends are working on a grass-roots campaign to fight the recall. “I had nothing to do with that,” Imperial said. “I’ve been involved in \ for 30 years, and I know \ don’t give anything out unless they know what you’re about. I always have been about integrity.” Polly Low, a candidate in the recall election, said it is disheartening that the retail giant has thrown so much money into a local race. Low has raised about $30,000 in campaign funds with the help of Rosemead- based Save Our Community. “This fight is David and Goliath,” Low said. “They’re the big, giant corporation and we’re the ordinary citizens.” The two other recall candidates, Victor Ruiz and Jim Clouet, have raised $23,000 and $4,500, respectively. Clouet has also made a $50,000 loan to his campaign. The Sept. 19 recall date was selected after months of legal battles between Imperial and Taylor and their opponents. (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2472160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Big plays could spark Cal-Whittier

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’ The keys in this one are which team’s defense can avoid the big play, and whether either team can can complement its running game with some successful passing. 11:00 a.m. Friday’s football game between Whittier and host California could be loaded with big-play fireworks. Both teams rely heavily on ground games, with Whittier’s four-player attack led by Isaac Garcia countering California’s speedster, Nicolas Grigsby. Garcia is the area’s second leading rusher with 1,062 yards and averaging 8 yards per carry. He’s joined by Keith Rodriguez (531-5.2ypc), Daniel Enriquez (441-7.1ypc) and David Jimenez (86-9.6 ypc. As a team, the Cardinals are averaging 6.7 yards per carry. Grigsby is the area’s third leading rusher (tied with Cantwell’s Joseph Loera) with 934 yards in just five games and averaging 7 yards per carry.last_img read more

Everton ‘make enquiry’ for Barcelona misfit Malcom as they plan January swoop

first_img Latest Transfer News RANKED Malcom has struggled for game time since joining Barcelona Everton have launched an ambitious bid to sign out-of-favour Barcelona forward Malcom, according to reports.The Brazilian completed a £45.5million move to Spain from Bordeaux during the summer but has since failed to impress. Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer 1 The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade IN DEMAND Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ targets targets getty moving on Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father LATEST Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti He has featured only nine times in all competition, playing just 97 minutes of La Liga football, and reports in Spain suggest he could be on the move in January.The Toffees were said to be one of the many clubs trying to sign him during the summer, and according to Marca, they have renewed their interest.The Spanish publication reports that Everton have ‘submitted an enquiry’ about the possibility of bringing Malcom to Goodison Park. Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland LIVING THE DREAM Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January REVEALED However, Marca claims the 21-year-old has told Barca he is happy to stay and fight for his place in the team.And while the situation may change in the summer, it is understood Malcom has ruled out a January switch.The Brazilian was at the centre of one of last summer’s most dramatic transfer sagas, completing a dramatic U-turn at the last minute by signing for Barca after initially agreeing to join Roma.last_img read more

Monaco’s new look team after signing Fabregas and another Chelsea ace

first_img Fabregas in action for Monaco at Marseille Fabregas made his debut for his new club on Sunday, a 1-1 draw at Marseille which is a decent result so perhaps this is a sign of things to come.He is also the perfect mentor for 21-year-old Belgian midfielder Youri Tielemans, who is a bright young player still coming through despite signing for Monaco in May 2017.Ait Bennasser will be omitted from this XI in case the Arsenal rumours are true.AttackHaving only scored 17 goals in 18 league games, a new striker is definitely what is needed at Monaco.They already have attacking midfielder Alexander Golovin, who had some great moments at the World Cup in Russia, while Rony Lopes is returning from an muscle injury in his thigh sustained four months ago.But signing Batshuayi would be a good move for both parties. He clearly has no future at Chelsea and needs to get minutes under his belt and Monaco are in desperate need of more goals.Critics will say Batshuayi is susceptible to missing easy chances but if he signs he will have one of the great strikers as a manager soon in Henry, so this could be worked on, especially given their time together at the World Cup when Henry was Belgium’s assistant manager.And let’s not forget Colombian forward Radamel Falcao.He may not be as lethal as his days at Atletico Madrid but the 32-year-old has goals in him and if there was ever a time for Falcao to find his shooting boots, it’s now.Starting XI Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January However, credit is due to Monaco’s hierarchy after they managed to secure the signing of Cesc Fabregas from Chelsea.There are also reports suggesting that they are very close to getting Blues forward Michy Batshuayi on loan for the rest of the season after the Belgian’s season-long loan at Valencia was cut short. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Defensive midfielder William Vainqueur has arrived on loan from Antalyaspor, however, one of their bright sparks Youssef Ait Bennasser has been linked with a move to Arsenal by Italian media despite Unai Emery claiming the Gunners can only sign players on loan in January.So how might the under pressure Ligue 1 club line up for the second half of the season where they simply must improve?Below you can see’s predicted Monaco XI from the end of January.GoalkeeperHaving conceded 30 goals, Monaco do not have the worst defensive record in the division but they must tighten up.They have a good goalkeeper among their ranks in Switzerland international Diego Benaglio so it’s likely he will keep his place this season.However, if Henry feels a re-jig between the sticks is needed then he has Danijel Subasic, who represented Croatia at their memorable World Cup campaign in the summer, to call upon after he recently returned from a thigh injury. LIVING THE DREAM targets 5 5 Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Has Henry bitten off more than he can chew at Monaco? 5 Fabregas in training for his new club moving on Latest Transfer News IN DEMAND RANKED 5 The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star 5 Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer DefenceHenry has identified issues with the defence despite having the experienced Kamil Glik among their ranks.Brazilian Naldo, 36, has joined this month so is likely to play a prominent role, along with the Pole, while 17-year-old Benoit Badiashile has made a few appearances which suggests there is a bright future in defence.Fode Ballo-Toure has also been landed in January after a good start to the campaign with Lille, so he could well be first-choice for the time being.Meanwhile, summer signing Benjamin Henrichs, 21, who has been playing on the right, is a promising talent and is being groomed to play in midfield later in his career. MidfieldThe signing of Fabregas is a major coup for Monaco. He may be 31 years old but such is his talent, the Spaniard still has plenty to offer at a high level.He will give them an extra dimension in the middle of the park and his presence could well give the defenders more protection which is clearly necessary. LATEST France Under-21 ace Fode Ballo-Toure should come in at left-back. Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland REVEALED targets Although they have the legendary Thierry Henry as manager, this season has been a nightmare for Monaco.They’re second from bottom in Ligue 1 having failed to win a single game at home this season and finished at the foot of their Champions League group with just one point.Big changes need to happen at the principality. Is this the Monaco team to steer them out of trouble in the second half of the season?last_img read more

Adobe Remix on Photobucket

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Adobe recently announced they are to bring outonline versions of some of their desktop software suite, including Photoshop, within thenext 6 months. The first place we can get a glimpse of these offerings is on the popularphoto and video sharing site Photobucket. Since last month, pro users of Photobucket have beenable to access an Adobe online video editing tool called Adobe Remix. This will be opened up to all users of Photobucket sometime thismonth.With a Photobucket account, you can upload and share your photos and videos – andblast them out to just about anywhere on the web, including MySpace, Facebook, Bebo,eBay, Blogger. Founded in 2003, they claim to have 38 million registered users, over 17million visitors per month, and serve out a whooping 3 billion media clips per day.According to Alexa, they have justrecently overtaken Flickr in terms of traffic. Photobucket is free to use, but a proaccount gives you some extras – such as 5 gigs of space and unlimited bandwidth for just$25 per year. And now, Adobe Remix is a pro account extra too…Adobe RemixThe Adobe Remix feature in Photobucket is a flash application that was built with Flex and runs very smoothly. You can takevideo clips and pictures that you have uploaded to your Photobucket account and drag themonto the Remix time line, add captions, borders, transitions and effects. You can evenadd an audio track to your movie, by choosing from a large selection of tracks providedby Pump Audio. You can’t uploadyour own music at the moment, but this may change in time. The end result is a single movie that you can post on your blog, MySpace etc – or justdownload for your own amusement. The only obvious feature that’s missing is soundeffects. Otherwise Adobe Remix is an excellent tool for manipulating video or photos. Itis a relatively simple application, but runs well and is very easy to use. Online Photoshop coming soon…Looking forward, it’s going to be very interesting to see what Adobe brings out thisyear. The company plans to announce more partnerships soon and these free services willprobably be driven by advertising. What’s more, they will be used as promotional tools –to lure users to upgrade to Adobe’s desktop suites. If Remix is a taste of what’s to comefrom Adobe, then the future looks bright for those who don’t currently have access totheir products. Tags:#news#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting david lenehan 1 Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

A Guide To The State Of Print Stylesheets In 2018

first_img}Overwriting Screen CSS Or Creating Separate RulesMuch of the time you are likely to find that the CSS you use for the screen display works for print with a few small adjustments. Therefore you only need to write CSS for print, for changes to that basic CSS. You might overwrite a font size, or family, yet leave other elements in the CSS alone.If you really want to have completely separate styles for print and start with a blank slate then you will need to wrap the rest of your site styles in a Media Query with the screen keyword.@media screen { Table of Contents → @page :right { margin-left: 200pt;}The specification defines being able to insert content into the margins created, however, no browser appears to support this feature. I describe this in my article about creating stylesheets for use with print-specific user agents, Designing For Print With CSS. Is your pattern library up to date today? Alla Kholmatova has just finished a fully fledged book on Design Systems and how to get them right. With common traps, gotchas and the lessons she learned. Hardcover, eBook. Just sayin’. The border does not wrap each page and so breaks between pagesIf I use box-decoration-break: clone, the border and any padding and margin will complete on each page, thus giving each page a grey border. }On that note, if you are using Media Queries for your Responsive Design, then you may have written them for screen.@media screen and (min-width: 500px) { A Guide To The State Of Print Stylesheets In 2018 A Guide To The State Of Print Stylesheets In 2018 Rachel Andrew 2018-05-01T14:00:19+02:00 2018-05-01T12:16:39+00:00Today, I’d like to return to a subject that has already been covered in Smashing Magazine in the past — the topic of the print stylesheet. In this case, I am talking about printing pages directly from the browser. It’s an experience that can lead to frustration with enormous images (and even advertising) being printed out. Just sometimes, however, it adds a little bit of delight when a nicely optimized page comes out of the printer using a minimum of ink and paper and ensuring that everything is easy to read.This article will explore how we can best create that second experience. We will take a look at how we should include print styles in our web pages, and look at the specifications that really come into their own once printing. We’ll find out about the state of browser support, and how to best test our print styles. I’ll then give you some pointers as to what to do when a print stylesheet isn’t enough for your printing needs.Key Places For Print SupportIf you still have not implemented any print styles on your site, there are a few key places where a solid print experience will be helpful to your users. For example, many users will want to print a transaction confirmation page after making a purchase or booking even if you will send details via email.Any information that your visitor might want to use when away from their computer is also a good candidate for a print stylesheet. The most common thing that I print are recipes. I could load them up on my iPad but it is often more convenient to simply print the recipe to pop onto the fridge door while I cook. Other such examples might be directions or travel information. When traveling abroad and not always having access to data these printouts can be invaluable.Nope, we can’t do any magic tricks, but we have articles, books and webinars featuring techniques we all can use to improve our work. Smashing Members get a seasoned selection of magic front-end tricks — e.g. live designing sessions and perf audits, too. Just sayin’! 😉 Explore Smashing Wizardry →Reference materials of any sort are also often printed. For many people, being able to make notes on paper copies is the way they best learn. Again, it means the information is accessible in an offline format. It is easy for us to wonder why people want to print web pages, however, our job is often to make content accessible — in the best format for our visitors. If that best format is printed to paper, then who are we to argue?Why Would This Page Be Printed?A good question to ask when deciding on the content to include or hide in the print stylesheet is, “Why is the user printing this page?” Well, maybe there’s a recipe they’d like to follow while cooking in the kitchen or take along with them when shopping to buy ingredients. Or they’d like to print out a confirmation page after purchasing a ticket as proof of booking. Or perhaps they’d like a receipt or invoice to be printed (or printed to PDF) in order to store it in the accounts either as paper or electronically.Considering the use of the printed document can help you to produce a print version of your content that is most useful in the context in which the user is in when referring to that print-out.WorkflowOnce we have decided to include print styles in our CSS, we need to add them to our workflow to ensure that when we make changes to the layout we also include those changes in the print version.Adding Print Styles To A PageTo enable a “print stylesheet” what we are doing is telling the browser what these CSS rules are for when the document is printed. One method of doing this is to link an additional stylesheet by using the element.This method does keep your print styles separate from everything else which you might consider to be tidier, however, that has downsides.The linked stylesheet creates an additional request to the server. In addition, that nice, neat separation of print styles from other styles can have a downside. While you may take care to update the separate styles before going live, the stylesheet may find itself suffering due to being out of sight and therefore out of mind — ultimately becoming useless as features are added to the site but not reflected in the print styles.The alternate method for including print styles is to use @media in the same way that you includes CSS for certain breakpoints in your responsive design. This method keeps all of the CSS together for a feature. Styles for narrow to wide breakpoints, and styles for print. Alongside Feature Queries with @supports, this encourages a way of development that ensures that all of the CSS for a design feature is kept and maintained together.@media print { }If you want these styles to be used when printing, then you should remove the screen keyword. In practice, however, I often find that if I work “mobile first” the single column mobile layout is a really good starting point for my print layout. By having the media queries that bring in the more complex layouts for screen only, I have far less overwriting of styles to do for print.Add Your Print Styles To Your Pattern Libraries And Style GuidesTo help ensure that your print styles are seen as an integral part of the site design, add them to your style guide or pattern library for the site if you have one. That way there is always a reminder that the print styles exist, and that any new pattern created will need to have an equivalent print version. In this way, you are giving the print styles visibility as a first-class citizen of your design system.Basics Of CSS For PrintWhen it comes to creating the CSS for print, there are three things you are likely to find yourself doing. You will want to hide, and not display content which is irrelevant when printed. You may also want to add content to make a print version more useful. You might also want to adjust fonts or other elements of your page to optimize them for print. Let’s take a look at these techniques.Hiding ContentIn CSS the method to hide content and also prevent generation of boxes is to use the display property with a value of { display: none;}Using display: none will collapse the element and all of its child elements. Therefore, if you have an image gallery marked up as a list, all you would need to do to hide this when printed is to set display: none on the ul.Things that you might want to hide are images which would be unnecessary when printed, navigation, advertising panels and areas of the page which display links to related content and so on. Referring back to why a user might print the page can help you to decide what to remove.Inserting ContentThere might be some content that makes sense to display when the page is printed. You could have some content set to display: none in a screen stylesheet and show it in your print stylesheet. Additionally, however, you can use CSS to expose content not normally output to the screen. A good example of this would be the URL of a link in the document. In your screen document, a link would normally show the link text which can then be clicked to visit that new page or external website. When printed links cannot be followed, however, it might be useful if the reader could see the URL in case they wished to visit the link at a later time.We achieve this by using CSS Generated Content. Generated Content gives you a way to insert content into your document via CSS. When printing, this becomes very useful.You can insert a simple text string into your document. The next example targets the element with a class of wrapper and inserts before it the string, “Please see for the latest version of this information.”.wrapper::after { content: “Please see for the latest version of this information.”;}You can insert things that already exist in the document however, an example would be the content of the link href. We add Generated Content after each instance of a with an attribute of href and the content we insert is the value of the href attribute – which will be the link.a[href]:after { content: ” (” attr(href) “)”;}You could use the newer CSS :not selector to exclude internal links if you wished.a[href^=”http”]:not([href*=””]):after { content: ” (” attr(href) “)”;}There are some other useful tips like this in the article, “I Totally Forgot About Print Stylesheets”, written by Manuel Matuzovic.Advanced Print StylingIf your printed version fits neatly onto one page then you should be able to create a print stylesheet relatively simply by using the techniques of the last section. However, once you have something which prints onto multiple pages (and particularly if it contains elements such as tables or figures), you may find that items break onto new pages in a suboptimal manner. You may also want to control things about the page itself, e.g. changing the margin size.CSS does have a way to do these things, however, as we will see, browser support is patchy.Paged MediaThe CSS Paged Media Specification opens with the following description of its role.“This CSS module specifies how pages are generated and laid out to hold fragmented content in a paged presentation. It adds functionality for controlling page margins, page size and orientation, and headers and footers, and extends generated content to enable page numbering and running headers/footers.”The screen is continuous media; if there is more content, we scroll to see it. There is no concept of it being broken up into individual pages. As soon as we are printing we output to a fixed size page, described in the specification as paged media. The Paged Media specification doesn’t deal with how content is fragmented between pages, we will get to that later. Instead, it looks at the features of the pages themselves.We need a way to target an individual page, and we do this by using the @page rule. This is used much like a regular selector, in that we target @page and then write CSS to be used by the page. A simple example would be to change the margin on all of the pages created when you print your document.@page { margin: 20px;}You can target specific pages with :left and :right spread pseudo-class selectors. The first page can be targeted with the :first pseudo-class selector and blank pages caused by page breaks can be selected with :blank. For example, to set a top margin only on the first page:@page :first { margin-top: 250pt;}To set a larger margin on the right side of a left-hand page and the left side of a right-hand page:@page :left { margin-right: 200pt;} HomeWeb DesignA Guide To The State Of Print Stylesheets In 2018 Emulating print styles in ChromeThis will only be helpful in testing changes to the CSS layout, hidden or generated content. It can’t help you with fragmentation — you will need to print or print to PDF for that. However, it will save you a few round trips to the printer and can help you check as you develop new parts of the site that you are still hiding and showing the correct things.What To Do When A Print Stylesheet Isn’t EnoughIn an ideal world, browsers would have implemented more of the Paged Media specification when printing direct from the browser, and fragmentation would be more thoroughly implemented in a consistent way. It is certainly worth raising the bugs that you find when printing from the browser with the browsers concerned. If we don’t request these things are fixed, they will remain low priority to be fixed.If you do need to have a high level of print support and want to use CSS, then currently you would need to use a print-specific User Agent, such as Prince. I detail how you can use CSS to format books when outputting to Prince in my article “Designing For Print With CSS.”Prince is also available to install on your server in order to generate nicely printed documents using CSS on the web, however, it comes at a high price. An alternative is a server like DocRaptor who offer an API on top of the Prince rendering engine.There are open-source HTML- and CSS-to-PDF generators such as wkhtmltopdf, but most use browser rendering engines to create the print output and therefore have the same limitations as browsers when it comes to implementing the Paged Media and Fragmentation specifications. An exception is WeasyPrint which seems to have its own implementation and supports slightly different features, although is not in any way as full-featured as something like Prince.You will find more information about user agents for print on the site.Other ResourcesDue to the fact that printing from CSS has really moved on very little in the past few years, many older resources on Smashing Magazine and elsewhere are still valid. Some additional tips and tricks can be found in the following resources. If you have discovered a useful print workflow or technical tip, then add it to the comments below.“I Totally Forgot About Print Stylesheets,” Manuel Matuzovic, UX Collective“Print Stylesheet Approaches: Blacklist vs Whitelist,” Chris Coyier, CSS-Tricks“The Perfect Print Stylesheet,” Andreas Hecht, Noupe“How To Set Up A Print Stylesheet,” Christian Krammer, Smashing Magazine“5 Powerful Tips And Tricks For Print Style Sheets,” Dudley Storey, Smashing Magazinecenter_img Posted on 1st May 2018Web Design FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share (il)From our sponsors: A Guide To The State Of Print Stylesheets In 2018 Emulating print styles in FirefoxChromeOpen DevTools, click on the three dots icon and then select “More Tools” and “Rendering”. You can then select print under Emulate CSS Media. Related postsInclusive Components: Book Reviews And Accessibility Resources13th December 2019Should Your Portfolio Site Be A PWA?12th December 2019Building A CSS Layout: Live Stream With Rachel Andrew10th December 2019Struggling To Get A Handle On Traffic Surges10th December 2019How To Design Profitable Sales Funnels On Mobile6th December 2019How To Build A Real-Time Multiplayer Virtual Reality Game (Part 2)5th December 2019 The border wraps each individual pageCurrently, this only works for Paged Media in Firefox, and you can find out more about box-decoration-break on MDN.Browser SupportAs already mentioned, browser support is patchy for Paged Media and Fragmentation. Where Fragmentation is concerned, an additional issue is that breaking has to be specified and implemented for each layout method. If you were hoping to use Flexbox or CSS Grid in print stylesheets, you will probably be disappointed. You can check out the Chrome bugs for Flexbox and for Grid.The best suggestion I can give right now is to keep your print stylesheets reasonably simple. Add fragmentation properties — including both the old page-break-* properties as well as the new properties. However, accept that these may well not work in all browsers. And, if you find lack of browser support frustrating, raise these issues with browsers or vote for already raised issues. Fragmentation, in particular, should be treated as a suggestion rather than a command, even where it is supported. It would be possible to be so specific about where and when you want things to break that it is almost impossible to lay out the pages. You should assume that sometimes you may get suboptimal breaking.Testing Print StylesheetsTesting print stylesheets can be something of a bore, typically requiring using print preview or printing to a PDF repeatedly. However, browser DevTools have made this a little easier for us. Both Chrome and Firefox have a way to view the print styles only.FirefoxOpen the Developer Toolbar then type media emulate print at the prompt. A Guide To The State Of Print Stylesheets In 2018You are here: CSS FragmentationWhere the Paged Media module deals with the page boxes themselves, the CSS Fragmentation Module details how content breaks between fragmentainers. A fragmentainer (or fragment container) is a container which contains a portion of a fragmented flow. This is a flow which, when it gets to a point where it would overflow, breaks into a new container.The contexts in which you will encounter fragmentation currently are in paged media, therefore when printing, and also when using Multiple-column layout and your content breaks between column boxes. The Fragmentation specification defines various rules for breaking, CSS properties that give you some control over how content breaks into new fragments, in these contexts. It also defines how content breaks in the CSS Regions specification, although this isn’t something usable cross-browser right now.And, speaking of browsers, fragmentation is a bit of a mess in terms of support at the moment. The browser compatibility tables for each property on MDN seem to be accurate as to support, however testing use of these properties carefully will be required.Older Properties From CSS2In addition to the break-* properties from CSS Fragmentation Level 3, we have page-break-* properties which came from CSS2. In spec terms, these have been superseded by the newer break-* properties, as these are more generic and can be used in the different contexts breaking happens. There isn’t much difference between a page and a multicol break. However, in terms of browser support, there is better browser support for the older properties. This means you may well need to use those at the current time to control breaking. Browsers that implement the newer properties are to alias the older ones rather than drop them.In the examples that follow, I shall show both the new property and the old one where it exists.break-before & break-afterThese properties deal with breaks between boxes, and accept the following values, with the initial value being auto. The final four values do not apply to paged media, instead being for multicol and regions.autoavoidavoid-pagepageleftrightrectoversoavoid-columncolumnavoid-regionregionThe older properties of page-break-before and page-break-after accept a smaller range of values.autoalwaysavoidleftrightinheritTo always cause a page break before an h2 element, you would use the following:h2 { break-before: page;}To avoid a paragraph being detached from the heading immediately preceding it:h2, h3 { break-after: avoid-page;}The older page-break-* property to always cause a page break before an h2:h2 { page-break-before: always;}To avoid a paragraph being detached from the heading immediately preceding it:h2, h3{ page-break-after: avoid;}On MDN find information and usage examples for the properties:break-beforebreak-afterpage-break-beforepage-break-afterbreak-insideThis property controls breaks inside boxes and accepts the values:autoavoidavoid-pageavoid-columnavoid-regionAs with the previous two properties, there is an aliased page-break-inside from CSS2, which accepts the values:autoavoidinheritFor example, perhaps you have a figure or a table and you don’t want a half of it to end up on one page and the other half on another page.figure { break-inside: avoid;}And when using the older property:figure { page-break-inside: avoid;}On MDN:break-insidepage-break-insideOrphans And WidowsThe Fragmentation specification also defines the properties orphans and widows. The orphans property defines how many lines can be left at the bottom of the first page when content such as a paragraph is broken between two pages. The widows property defines how many lines may be left at the top of the second page.Therefore, in order to prevent ending up with a single line at the end of a page and a single line at the top the next page, you can use the following:p { orphans: 2; widows: 2;}The widows and orphans properties are well supported (the missing browser implementation being Firefox).On MDN:widowsorphansbox-decoration-breakThe final property defined in the Fragmentation module is box-decoration-break. This property deals with whether borders, margins, and padding break or wrap the content. The values it accepts are:slicecloneFor example, if my content area has a 10-pixel grey border and I print the content, then the default way that this will print is that the border will continue onto each page, however, it will only wrap at the end of the content. So we get a break before going to the next page and continuing.last_img read more

Intel AMT and Wake-on-LAN

first_imgHi everyone. I have not been posting much lately, but have been keeping busy writing a book and white papers on Intel AMT. In the last section of the Intel Technology Journal article on extreme usages, I talk about how Intel AMT could be used to build a peer-to-peer mesh network, and that is what I have been working on for the last few months. More to come on this I am sure.Right now, I want to talk about Wake-on-LAN and Intel AMT. I read somewhere that wake-on-LAN is obsolete with Intel AMT, but I want to disagree and explain why Intel AMT in fact makes Wake-on-LAN better. For people how don’t know, Wake-on-LAN is a way to wake-up a computer using a magic packet composed anywhere in the payload of “FFFF FFFF FFFF” + 16 repetitions of the MAC address of the computer you want to wake up.In normal circumstances, the magic packet can only be really used within the same Ethernet subnet as the computer you want to wakeup. All this changes if the target computer supports Intel AMT, since even when sleeping or in soft-off, the Intel AMT computer will defend its IP address (ARP Protocol), it’s now possible to send a directed magic packet to a computer across many routers and have it reach its destination correctly and so, wake up the PC.Now, why would you use a magic packet if you can use Intel AMT to do the same? Everything has to do with security. Because of how Intel AMT security realms are designed, granting permission within Intel AMT for a users to wake up a computer, also grants the same user permission to shutdown the PC at anytime (and not a nice shutdown too). You can’t just grant only the “power on” access in Intel AMT and so, this is a security concern.In conclusion, if we want other general users to be able to wake up a PC on the network to perform routine tasks (access files, backup data, etc .). Making use of Wake-on-LAN + Intel AMT makes a lot of sense. With Intel AMT PC’s, Wake-on-LAN now works better than ever.Ylianlast_img read more

10 times Supreme Court showed BCCI who is boss

first_imgThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is in the middle of a long-standing dispute with the Lodha Committee and is trying its best to delay implementing the reforms recommended by the Justice RM Lodha-led panel. (Supreme Court bars BCCI from giving funds to state associations)The tussle between the cricket board and the Supreme Court-appointed panel has received widespread media coverage in India. But a conclusion to this fight is still nowhere in sight and the apex court will now wait until October to hear further arguments. (BCCI faces Supreme Court intervention after resisting Lodha reforms)In its latest move on Friday, the Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice TS Thakur, passed an interim order directing the Indian cricket board not to provide any more funds to the state associations before they implement the Lodha reforms. But whether or not the board will follow this order, only time will tell. (IPL has changed the dynamics of cricket, says BCCI boss Anurag Thakur)The BCCI still remains defiant despite being battered and bruised for the past three years. The Supreme Court has time and again slammed the world’s richest and most powerful cricket board and brought it down on the ground whenever it tried to fly too high. The top court has shown who’s the real boss and has criticised the board left, right and centre. (Let’s collectively decide whether to stop IPL: Anurag Thakur)Among the many bashings that the BCCI has received from the SC during the course of this case, we have chosen a select few which are absolute gems.advertisementChief Justice of India Thakur takes the cake when it comes to mocking the board in the courtroom.- You (BCCI) are behaving like Lords. Fall in line otherwise we will make you fall in line. BCCI is bringing the system to disrepute by not following the directions. (BCCI’s key differences with the Lodha panel)- “What is the qualification for the office bearers? Do they have any special or essential qualification? Is the president of BCCI a politician,” the bench asked. Responding to the query, senior advocate Kapil Sibal, who was representing BCCI, said that “Thakur was a serious cricketer.” At this point, the CJI said, “Even I am the captain of the Supreme Court judges cricket team.”- Law needs not to be defied. We are not happy about the things going on. We anticipated this approach from BCCI but this is not done. You will have to fall in line with the directions of the court.- Season or no season?we don’t care about your season. Transparency and fairness must be there. Everyone needs to cooperate with the Lodha panel. You must make your stand clear first. If you yourself are acting in defiance, what’s the point?this defiant attitude won’t lead you anywhere. And it is nobody’s money. It is public money. You discharge a public function and this money must be used transparently,” the court told the BCCI.- They (Lodha panel) have been forced to a situation where they are asking for superseding of the entire top management of BCCI. It is coming from a court-appointed panel that has highly respected members. It is very unfortunate that things have come to such a situation. You should not only say that you have high regard for this court but this should be visible in your deeds, too,” the bench said.Senior advocate K K Venugopal, who is a member of the bench, also joined the party.- What have you done? We have seen the allegations of match fixing and betting. You have no control over these. But you give money in crores. The Lodha committee has said something. It has been said to make the functioning more transparent and visible and the effort is to reform the BCCI.- “You are dealing with hundreds of crores of rupees. Do you say that you have complete immunity over it and you can’t be questioned? Do you say that you can’t be questioned how you spend hundreds of crores of rupees if not thousands that you collect from the public. Can we record that statement,” the bench observed.Telling the apex cricketing body that while taking shelter of Article 19(1)( C) (guaranteeing right to form associations or unions), the bench said that it also imposed obligations on it as it was discharging public functions.- “If someone wants to have a career in cricket, there is no way that he can do so without being on the right side of the BCCI,” the bench said adding that, “There are many youngsters aspiring to be Mohinder Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli as there is a lot of glamour in the game.”advertisement- “No one can play cricket except under your control. You have a complete sway over the game. Because of your sway you are preventing the people where there is no cricket like in north-eastern states and even including Bihar from being a part of BCCI,” the court said driving home the point that the BCCI while performing public functions can’t escape obligations.Watch this space for more as the Court is set to deliver its final blow on the BCCI on October 17.last_img read more

Why Fekir should replace Ozil at Arsenal

first_imgNabil Fekir Why Arsenal should sign Lyon livewire Nabil Fekir to replace Ozil Robin Bairner Last updated 2 years ago 18:04 11/2/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Nabil Fekir Lyon Nantes Ligue 1 07052017 Gettyimages Arsenal Olympique Lyonnais v Everton Arsenal v Crvena Zvezda Everton Olympique Lyonnais Crvena Zvezda UEFA Europa League The nine-time France international would bring a different dimension to the Gunners if he were to team up with his old cohort Alexandre Lacazette When Nabil Fekir crumpled to the ground on the occasion of his first international start in September 2015, it looked the type of injury to provide a career-defining moment. Having just turned 22, he had exploded into Lyon’s starting XI and had established himself as one of the next great talents from the club’s formidable production line. However, his worst fears were about to be realised as the knee issue he sustained proved to be a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament, effectively writing off a valuable season of development.Red Star 13/2 to beat Arsenal Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player So well has Fekir recovered from his injury, he is once again among Ligue 1’s top stars. Indeed, his form currently shows that he has made a full recovery and is capable of playing for any club in the world.Everton, Thursday’s Europa League opponents, will be on high alert, especially as the attacker scored the opener against them as OL won 2-1 at Goodison Park a fortnight ago.But Arsenal should also be closely monitoring the playmaker, who turned 24 in July. With Mesut Ozil’s contract due to expire next June and no deal imminent, the Lyon-born star would be an ideal replacement. Although both players operate in the same role, their strengths are different. The German perhaps has greater imagination, but Fekir carries a far more significant direct threat to goal, is a lithe dribbler and is industrious defensively. Indeed, only one player has won more duels in Ligue 1 than the Lyon star so far this season: Neymar.  Fekir GFX“Nabil is a bit like Messi with his small steps when he runs with the ball in one-on-one situations,” Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny said last year. “He’s has got huge technical skills. He’s able to make a difference on the pitch, with a good one-on-one or with an assist or a goal.”The Gunners, of course, have already done business with OL in the recent past to secure the signing of Alexandre Lacazette, who had settled promisingly in the Premier League by scoring five times in his first 10 appearances, for a fee in the region of £52 million. It would do the frontman little damage to have one of his great cohorts join him in London, with the pair having enjoyed a terrific relationship during their time together in France. Fekir, meanwhile, provides a goal threat that is not in Ozil’s armoury; a weapon that would change the dimension of Arsene Wenger’s side and give them another serious point of attack. In the season before his injury struck, he got 13 in 34 league matches and was already sitting at four in four games prior to his knee giving way. Attaining those figures again has taken time, but he has returned to his best. Nine Ligue 1 goals last term was a steady return but he has already matched that tally this season in just 10 matches. He has shown a terrific variation in the goals he has scored. Among the most memorable was his strike from the halfway line against Bordeaux in mid-August and his last-gasp match-winning free kick against Monaco last month. Yet by scoring a double against Metz on Sunday he proved he is capable of finding the net in a more mundane but more sustainable manner by making well-timed runs into dangerous areas.“I wouldn’t say it’s a new Nabil Fekir – it’s the one we knew before his injury but with more maturity,” head coach Bruno Genesio said after that spectacular strike against Bordeaux. “He’s made every effort to bounce back. “He’s physically well, better in his head and has regained his best level. Since the start of the season, I feel he’s been completely focussed on the team. If I entrusted him to be captain, it’s because he’s been exemplary on the field and with his behaviour.”Nabil Fekir LyonLacazette’s move to Arsenal has, in some ways, been a blessing for Fekir personally, as he has revelled in the responsibility of carrying the team’s attack and leading them as their captain. This willingness to embrace a leadership role has added further qualities to the player’s game, which he freely admits.“It’s changed me,” he said after the Monaco match. “It’s true that I talk a little more, but I’ve stayed the same.“I try to encourage and motivate my team-mates. We have a very young team. Although I’m not very old, it’s important to have someone in this role, to encourage and to lead.“I give 200% on the field for my team-mates, for the fans and for my family.”Not since Karim Benzema’s rapid start in 2007-08, when he was involved in 13 goals after 11 matches, have Lyon had a player so influential in their ranks early in the season. In terms of his importance to the Rhone club, he equals the Real Madrid star or Lacazette, and OL would expect to receive a similar fee for his services. The odds are that he would prove worth every penny.last_img read more

India Incs Q4 revenue growth hits sixquarter low of 107

first_imgMumbai: Weakness in consumer spending and softening commodity prices have led India Inc to deliver a six-quarter low revenue growth of 10.7 per cent for January-March period, a report said Monday. From profitability perspective, operating margins also narrowed 0.78 per cent to 16.8 per cent during the period, but were up 0.93 per cent on lower commodity prices and price hikes, rating agency Icra said in the report. The agency analysed the results of 304 listed entities while arriving at the aggregate. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documentsIt said for the consumer companies, the revenue growth declined to 2.3 per cent for March quarter, 2018-19, down from 9.8 per cent in the preceding quarter, while the same for companies in the commodity-linked sectors was 12.4 per cent as compared to 31 per cent. The weakness in the consumer-linked sectors was visible in the decline in wholesale dispatches of passenger vehicles and two-wheelers and sequential decline in same store sales growth of quick service restaurants, retail chains and FMCG companies, its Vice President Shamsher Dewan said. Also Read – World suffering ‘synchronized slowdown’, says new IMF chiefHe added both urban and rural segments witnessed a decline in consumer sentiment as reported by auto and fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies. The commentary on rural growth from auto OEMs and FMCG companies too indicates a slowdown in growth which can be attributed to a muted rabi harvest, the note said. “Although commodity prices were higher on a Y-o-Y basis for both FY2019 and Q4 FY2019, there was a softening in prices of key commodities such as oil, steel and aluminium on a sequential basis which supported an improvement in the EBITDA margins on a Q-o-Q basis,” reported Dewan. The interest coverage ratio adjusted for sectors with low debt levels (IT, FMCG and Pharmaceuticals) witnessed a decline to 3.8x from 4.7x in Q4 FY 2018. This was because the growth in absolute EBITDA (5.7 per cent on a Y-o-Y basis) was significantly lower than the increase in interest costs (26.6 per cent on a Y-o-Y basis). The sharp increase in interest cost was because of higher interest rates and increase in debt levels, including working capital. In terms of sector specific trends, consumer-linked sectors except FMCG and Consumer Food reported weak results. Within the automobile sector, the Passenger Vehicle segment registered a decline of 2.0 per cent in domestic sales in Q4 FY2019 on a Y-o-Y basis because of high base and weak customer sentiments, partly contributed by rising ownership costs (Fuel, EMIs and Insurance). The two-wheeler wholesale dispatches declined 9.0 per cent in Q4 FY2019 because of weak consumer sentiments and high inventory levels. Although FMCG companies reported healthy volume growth, management commentary from the sector indicate a deceleration in growth, especially in the rural segment. Among other sectors, IT companies reported healthy revenue growth of 7.8 per cent (in $ terms; for six large IT companies) supported by continued traction in digital offerings and improving momentum in BFSI. The EBIT margins remained subdued Q-o-Q due to rupee appreciation, investments in digital and front-ended investments in certain large deals. The domestic steel consumption witnessed a 6.5 per cent growth in Q4 FY2019. However, the hot rolled coil prices declined 3.3 per cent on a Y-o-Y basis in Q4 FY2019.last_img read more