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“Wedding Night” for District Ultra Lounge on April 20

first_imgThe District Ultra Lounge is now becoming a desirable liming spot for frequent partygoers who enjoy a good concept party. The Lounge, located at Giftland Mall, Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown, has been the home for Team MMR parties and other events including “Black Swag” among others.On April 20, Chutney and filmi lovers will assemble and party as “Wedding Night” takes centre stage. The event is promoted by Nightlife Entertainment and will feature live performance by Chutney Monarch finalist, Steven Ramphal, who is known for his energetic performances. There will also be a special tassa drumming performance by members of the Young Warriors Tassa Group.In addition, Deejay Golden Chyld, Selector Mahendra and Deejay Linx will be in the house to juggle the best selections to ensure patrons have a great experience. This is one of the events you cannot miss.Admission costs $2000 and the gates open at 21:00h.last_img read more

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Criminal Lawyer Jason Doe Solves: The Case of the Disappointed Bride

first_imgCharacters in the story:Jefferson Tamba—the groom who died the day of his weddingComfort Tamba—the bride who was accused for masterminding his deathTenneh Sombai—the prosecution’s witnessEdwin Fallah-the prosecutor who wanted nothing but the crucifixion of the accused and told defense counsel Doe ‘to take it easy on the witness’Jason Doe—counsel for the defendant who refused the prosecution’s theory of the motive of the crimeJanet Lovebird—the private secretary of Col. DoeJohn Saye—the former police detective who was hired by Counselor Doe for the defenseJudge Neeto Kangar—the judge who wanted justice at any costThe case of the disappointed bride, described by metropolitan newspapers in Monrovia, was one of the few to whet the appetite of nosy Monrovians, and it brought out the travails of how one is blinded in the affairs of love and could not let the other go in peace. It was, many Monrovians agreed, the result of the sins of the community. Though it was not uncommon to hear reports of grooms abandoning their brides, days and possibly hours before the consummation of the marriage, leaving the bride in disgust and raising questions about what she might have done wrong, this particular story was unlike any other that Monrovians had known, because it ended in the murder of the groom.  The decedent was thirty three –year-old Jefferson Tamba, a graduate of the Arthur Grimes School of Law at the University of Liberia. The court, under prosecutor District Attorney Edwin Fallah was in no mood to play with the case, since a young man’s future had been destroyed and the primary suspect was his partner of five years, twenty seven year-old Comfort Tamba. The court heard that though the marriage was yet to be to consummated, with an evil premeditation, Comfort Wesseh put up a design against the instructions of society and assigned to herself as Mrs. Comfort Tamba.  The prosecution’s witnesses had been so blatant in their support against the bride that defense counsel Jason Doe, sitting at the third week of the preliminary trial, could not stomach what he saw as an affront against a woman whose dream had been cut short by the murder of her beloved ‘husband’ since they had co-habited for the last five years.  The most damning evidence against the defendant was that of twenty seven-year-old Tenneh Sombai, who, rumors suggested had dated the decedent and of which the decedent had abandoned for the defendant. Though that part of her life was hidden, she told the court that the defendant had confided in her that she had a motive to make sure that Jefferson Tamba was dead, the year following their marriage.  “Why did she plan to kill him?” Prosecutor Edwin Fallah said, his glowing eyes comforting the witness.  The witness, as if she had rehearsed her part in a play, said, nonchalantly, “It was during a friend’s get together meeting and Comfort was boasting about her luck.” “What did she say?” “Comfort said she had her plan made and Jeff would not live to tell the story after their marriage.” The prosecutor exchanged glances with Judge Neeto Kangar. The judge’s smile was a bit somber and it was not clear if he believed the prosecution’s witness. “She plotted to kill the man she was planning to marry?” The witness answered crisply, “Yes, she told me that Jeff did not respond to her love the first time they met, and though I thought she was even joking, she said she was telling me the truth.  “She told me Jeff ignored her, when they first met and when he finally agreed to make up with her, she on the other hand had made up her mind to ensure that he paid for what he did to her.”   “When you mentioned Jeff,” the prosecutor said, “are you referring to the decedent whose death is the cause of this preliminary trial?” “Yes.”“And again,” the prosecutor said, “when you mentioned the person who told you about murdering a man who was planning to marry her, you are referring to the defendant in this case?” “Yes,” the witness said, “I’m referring to Comfort Wesseh, who later on took the name Mrs. Tamba upon herself.”  Jason Doe was on his feet, “That is improper examination, no proper foundation established.”  “Sustained,” the judge said, “the witness will have to recognize her limitation about commenting on issues that the court has reserved for itself and the prosecutor must provide the necessary guidance to that effect.”   “Thank you, Your Honor,” Prosecutor Fallah said, and turning to the witness, said, “Your reference is about Ms. Comfort Wesseh otherwise known as Mrs. Comfort Tamba?”  “Yes.”  “So,” the prosecutor said, “the motive for her pre-meditation to murder the man who was about to marry her stemmed from what she claimed but an unfounded neglect in the past?” “Yes and she also indicated to me that she would use Jeff to make herself rich,” the witness said.   “Was it by taking advantage over him?”  “Yes. Comfort said she had been able to convince Jeff to build a duplex, where she is residing presently, and she had also managed to get him to put aside a large sum of money, roughly, in her own words, USD500, 000.00.”  “Where did the decedent get that huge money from?” “You see,” the witness said, “Jeff’s father rented lands in Monrovia and other parts of the country. He has rented and sold lands and as a result acquired a fortune and to make matters worse, Jeff was the only son in the family of ten siblings.”  “Therefore,” the prosecutor said, “it is clear that she plotted his death to get hold of the material prosperity that she saw coming to him?”  The witness’s smile was hasty, and said, “That becomes obvious.”   At the defense table, Jason Doe sat along with the defendant, whose eyes gazed directly at the witness, with her mouth forming the expression, ‘oh my God.” Also sitting with the defendant was Jason Doe’s private secretary, Janet Lovebird and completing the team was former police detective John Saye, who provided valuable sources of material to the lawyer. While the defendant’s face demonstrated shock, ex-detective Saye, secretary Lovebird and criminal lawyer Jason Doe appeared unfazed by what the witness was revealing.   Jason Doe was never perturbed about what was happening since in a couple of minutes, he would have the chance to turn the witness inside out about the events that she had freely volunteered upon the insistence of the prosecution.  Jason Doe was in such contemplation when he heard the prosecutor said, “Your Witness,” as he sauntered to his seat. The courtroom was silent, and a drop of a pin could have been heard.  Jason Doe lifted his frame from his chair, and grinned at the witness. The comical result of his action overwhelmed the spectators, and it increased their expectation about what was coming.  Walking directly towards the witness, Jason Doe said, “Your name is Tenneh Sombai?” “Yes.” “You have four children?” The prosecutor was on his feet, “Take it easy on my client,” he said, and directing his attention to the judge said, “Your Honor, Your Honor what does her family get to do with the current case?”  The judge said, “Overruled, the witness will answer the question.” Jason Doe smiled. “There are at least four children in your home?” “Yes,” the witness said, they are all my children; let me tell you now.” The lawyer considered her answer and said, “Thank you for letting me to know about that.”  There were murmurs in the spectators, and Judge Neeto Karnga sounded her gavel twice and said, “The court will insist that there will not and cannot be any disruption in the proceedings and therefore I will not hesitate to throw any of you in the audience out so be warned.”  Silence was restored.  “You testified in court that the defendant is your friend and I’m aware that friends are meant to support each other and by your own admission, the defendant told you about his plans to murder the man who was planning to marry her.  “What was your reaction when you received the information from her about her alleged plan to murder her husband?”  The witness shifted in the dock, and with a grin, said, “I never thought she meant what she told me.” “What you testified is that the defendant made a confession about her premeditation, did it occur to you that by not informing the police, if at all this story is true, you are equally responsible for the murder of Jefferson Tamba?”  The witness’s eyes stared in the ceiling, and they were complemented by the echoes of the ceiling fans that hummed as they filled the courtroom.   As the witness hesitated, the lawyer walked to the defense table and conferred with ex-police detective Saye. They held a brief consultation before the lawyer moved away and walked towards the witness. “Is your name Ms. Mrs.?” “I hope you are not trying to humiliate me,” she said, pushing her chin up. “’Why do you think I want to humiliate you?”  “You keep asking me funny questions that I find them embarrassing to answer.” “But you never found it embarrassing to point fingers at a woman whose fiancé was murdered and you are suggesting that she told you about her plan to murder a man she loved?” “Those are two things you are talking about.”  “What was your relationship with the decedent?” “Friendly.” “You met with him and discussed some issues did you not, the day before he was murdered?” The witness might have sensed what was coming, and blurted out, “My relationship with Jeff was purely on business.” The lawyer shifted gears. “What type of business are you talking about?”“We had a private issue I called business and I don’t think I need to explained it.”Judge Neeto Karnga said, “The witness will answer the question about the kind of business she had with the decedent.” “What was the business about?” After much wrangling of her hands, the witness said, her voice low, as many leaned forward to hear her:  “The truth of the matter is that I was Jeff’s first true love and so after he told me about his impending marriage I met with the day before he was murdered. When he told me the news, I felt like my world would come to an end. It was difficult for me to imagine that a man whom I had loved back in school was going to have another, one of my friends as a life partner.  “It was difficult for me to accept and I had to…” her voice broke and was unable to continue.   Jason Doe turned swiftly to Judge Neeto Karnga whose facial expression exhibited an exceptional interest. The judge indicated to the lawyer and the prosecutor to proceed to her chambers, and held a brief consultation.  Two minutes later, Judge Neeto Karnga addressed the court: “It is always an intriguing case when love is at the center of a relationship like this one that has ended in tragedy. While it provides sociologists a chance to examine why others are not willing to let love go away, this case and its resolution indicates sadly that there are times when love blinds our human sense of reason and as a result becomes the foundation for the end of such a wonderful life.”  She meanwhile adjourned the case, ordered Mrs. Comfort Tamba released and Tenneh Sombai held for prosecution.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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‘Slavery’ row as World Cup resumes

first_imgSapolu Fuimaono pointed out that the clash in Hamilton on Sunday was Samoa’s second game in four days, while Wales had enjoyed a week off beforehand.He called this exploitation and said Samoa’s treatment was “like slavery, like the holocaust, like apartheid”.The IRB defended its scheduling and said the Twitter tirade was disappointing.“We are aware of the comments and find the context of them disappointing,” an IRB spokesman said.Samoa team officials are understood to be meeting with the IRB later Tuesday to discuss the issue.The Welsh win over Samoa means that they are now in pole position to take the second qualifying position from the tough Pool D behind defending champions South Africa.Several of the “Tier Two” nations, like Canada, Georgia and Namibia, have also complained about the scheduling and in particular the turnaround times between games, which they say discriminates against them.The top teams from the Six Nations and Tri Nations tournaments in general have been accorded more time to recover between matches.After a rest day on Monday, World Cup action was set to resume with Italy looking for the maximum five points from their clash with new boys Russia in Nelson later Tuesday.The Italians collapsed in the second half of their opener against Australia after a promising start and Ireland’s upset win over the Wallabies has made it all the more difficult for them to reach the quarter-finals for the first time.France and South Africa both unveiled their teams for their third pool games and the French sprung a mighty surprise by selecting scrum-half Morgan Parra at fly-half in the starting XV to take on the All Blacks at Eden Park on Saturday.He pulls on the No.10 shirt instead of Francois Trinh-Duc, who played in the opening wins against Japan and Canada, but who failed to impress coach Marc Lievremont in either game.“I think that Francois Trinh-Duc, after two matches when he was not at his best, pays the price and on the other hand Morgan (Parra) has been quite effective,” the coach said.The Springboks handed a recall to winger Bryan Habana in the side to take on southern African neighbours Namibia in Auckland on Thursday.He was one of five changes from the side that impressed hugely in a 49-3 win over Fiji in Wellington last Saturday.Habana, who has recovered from a knee injury, will have another opportunity to claim the all-time Springbok try-scoring record he currently shares with Joost van der Westhuizen on 38 tries.“Our biggest challenge is to manage our players at the moment,” coach Pieter de Villiers said. “We’ve had two bruising encounters and from those John (Smit) is the only one still standing.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000AUCKLAND, New Zealand, September 20 – The scheduling row that has soured the World Cup took on a new dimension with a Samoan player accusing the International Rugby Board of exploitation akin to “slavery” and “apartheid”.Eliota Sapolu Fuimaono, a centre who plays his club rugby for Gloucester in England, used his Twitter account to accuse the sport’s ruling body of “unfair treatment” following Samoa’s 17-10 loss to Wales.last_img read more

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Wales relish England Euro 2016 clash

first_imgEngland manager Roy Hodgson paid tribute to the work of his Wales counterpart Chris Coleman in lifting the principality.“Chris and Wales have done so well.“Whatever team we got from pot four it would have been tough, so we might as well play someone close to home.“Wales are very well organised, have a team spirit and very strong spine with Ashley Williams, Aaron Ramsey and Gareth Bale — top class European players,” he added.“Russia and Slovakia will be interesting. I have not come across either of those two teams in my international management before.“There will be plenty of research between now and June and we can find out as much as we can before the campaign.”Coleman said: “It’s going to a great game between two good teams. To win 10 games like they (England) did in the qualifying campaign is a fantastic return.“England are one of the best teams, but we’re looking forward to it. When you get to a tournament, it’s that 90 minutes and you’ve got to get it right.”World Cup winners Germany head Group C and will have to take on Poland — who they also faced in qualifying — Northern Ireland and Ukraine.Poland and Germany each won one game during their qualifying campaign battles for the tournament in France next year.Defending champions Spain will have to take on Czech Republic, Turkey and Croatia in Group D.Group E could be the most difficult to get one of the top two places however with Belgium and Italy taking on Republic of Ireland and Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Sweden.“A hard but great group for Belgium,” said Manchester City and Belgium skipper Vincent Kompany on Twitter. “The atmosphere in those games will be incredible.”“It’s a tough group,” added his teammate Alex Witsel.Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal will take on Iceland, Austria and Hungary in Group F.Hosts France play the tournament’s curtain raiser on June 10 against Group A opponents Romania. They will also have to face Albania and Switzerland.The final is on July 10 at the Stade de France in Paris.A monitor shows all the groups after the final draw of the UEFA Euro 2016 football tournament in Paris on December 12, 2015. PHOTO/AFPFULL EURO 2016 DRAWGroup AFrance, Romania, Albania, SwitzerlandGroup BEngland, Russia, Wales, SlovakiaGroup CGermany, Ukraine, Poland, Northern IrelandGroup DSpain, Czech Republic, Turkey, CroatiaGroup EBelgium, Italy, Republic of Ireland, SwedenGroup FPortugal, Iceland, Austria, HungaryNote: Tournament being played in France from June 10-July 10, 20160Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Group B representatives (L-R) Slovakia’s assistant coach Stefan Tarkovic, England’s coach Roy Hodgson, Russia’s coach Leonid Slutski and Wales’ coach Chris Coleman pose after final draw of UEFA Euro 2016 football tournament in Paris on December 12, 2015. PHOTO/AFPPARIS, December 12- The Euro 2016 draw pitted England against Wales and Germany against Poland in two spotlight groups at the championships.“England, Slovakia and Russia! Will be incredible, bring it on!!” said Wales defender Ben Davies on Twitter as he launched the countdown to the crunch Group B match between the British nations at Lens on June 16.last_img read more

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We should eat here more – bluezoo Orlando review

first_imgShare This!Why I Chose bluezooI ended up at celebrity chef Todd English’s bluezoo because I was researching restaurants that offer good food and atmosphere, but that aren’t in everyone’s “Top 5 But Good Luck Getting a Reservation” Walt Disney World restaurant lists. And it was easy to get a table at bluezoo, even with a convention in town. Also, I’d heard the steaks and appetizers were better than expected, from friends who’d wandered in not knowing what to expect.Setting and Atmospherebluezoo is on the bottom floor of the Walt Disney World Dolphin resort, halfway between Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot, in the Epcot resort area. It lives up to its name, with blue lighting and stone surfaces throughout the dining room to represent coral reefs. The “blue zoo” undersea theme is subtle, though. It’s also a big restaurant, with an expansive bar area and lounge seating. You could host a large party here. You could also find an out-of-the-way corner for a quiet table service meal.What We Ate – Rated and RankedAppetizersTuna tartare with nitrogen srirachaOur favorite appetizer was the tuna tartare ($18) served with miso “caviar” and a dash of scallion cream. The tableside presentation includes spooning a nitrogen-cooled sriracha aïoli on to the plate. When nitrogen boils at room temperature, it releases a cloud of very cold “steam” that looks great. The tuna was delicious, with just the right amount of saltiness. The scallion cream’s flavor wasn’t as sharp as I expected, and the sriracha aïoli was mild, too. Despite the novelty presentation, this was our favorite appetizer of the evening.Jumbo sea scallopsThe jumbo sea scallops ($18) were buttery, smooth, and delicious. The surprise here was pairing the scallops with a braised beef short rib and a cauliflower purée. But the braised beef provided some acidity to balance the scallops, and it all worked together. And while cooked cauliflower sometimes has a strong odor and taste, this purée was mild and smooth.Our last appetizer was the Low Country shrimp ($16), three large shrimp served with white cheddar grits, smoked bacon butter, tomatoes, and okra. The shrimp were tangy and spicy, with a nice peppery taste that got smoothed out by the white cheddar grits. I still think the shrimp and grits over at Art Smith’s Homecomin’ are the best in Walt Disney World, but these are a good substitute.EntreesSeared tunaWe tried two entrees on this visit. The better of the two was the togarashi seared tuna ($44) with fried sushi rice, sweet and sour Brussels sprouts, turnips, and carrots. This was presented as three large pieces of tuna, seared correctly, with a light soy glaze. The tuna was magnificent, and I don’t know that we could’ve ordered anything as satisfying on the menu. Also, how have I missed the “fried sushi rice” trend? I’ve had it twice in the past month (both with tuna) and loved it each time. I’d definitely order this again.Blackened grouperOur other entrée was the blackened Florida grouper ($37), served with a black eyed pea puree, polenta johnny cake, jumbo lump crab meat, and a creole cream sauce. This was like having two small dinners on the same plate. The johnny cake was fried until crisp on the outside, but tender inside, and served on top of the crab meat. The grouper was cooked correctly, spicy but still with the flavor of the grouper, and it all went well with the textured black eyed peas. I think the garnish was pea greens, too – it was all very good.SidesWe tried the sriracha broccolini ($9), haricot vert ($9), and lobster mac and cheese ($12). Of these two, the sriracha broccolini was the best – a touch of spice and lemon with mild broccolini cooked al dente.BroccoliniThe haricot vert are, I think, tempura battered, fried green beans, and we ate them like french fries.Haricot vertLike the shrimp and grits, I think Homecomin’ does better lobster mac and cheese than this, but bluezoo’s is pretty good, with crisp breadcrumbs on top, lobster meat you can see, and the right balance of pasta and cheese sauce.Lobster mac and cheeseBesides being a tasty side, bluezoo’s $12 lobster mac illustrates how absurdly expensive Tiffins has become, charging $21 for their version that’s not anywhere close to the same quality.DessertsChocolate trufflesThe Swan and Dolphin’s executive pastry chef is Laurent Branlard, two-time winner on the USA’s World Pastry Team, and (I think), one of the coaches for the 2019 team competing for the championship later this month in France.Our three desserts were a set of handcrafted chocolate truffles ($12), and two seasonal selections: a blackberry beignet ($13.50), and a white chocolate coffee stone ($13.50). The white chocolate coffee stone is a small cake filled with warm caramel sauce and coated in coffee-flavored white chocolate, served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The risk with chocolate, caramel, and cake is that it might be too sweet, but this isn’t. I think the coffee flavor cuts down on the sugar level quite a bit.Blackberry beignetThe blackberry beignet comes in a bowl with a crisp, sugar lid. There’s more powdered sugar on top. A tart blackberry ice cream was served alongside, also to help balance the sweetness.Would I order these again? Yes. It was only out of politeness and a consideration for the other diners’ evenings that we didn’t abandon our utensils and eat these as fast as possible with our hands – a decision I may still regret. And the truffles were excellent, in flavors including pistachio, matcha, and passion fruit.Rating and CommentsThe cost of bluezoo’s entrees range from $29 for the roasted half chicken (no, they don’t say what the other half is), to $60 for the two-pound “Cantonese” lobster. If you’re going, figure on a budget of $90 per person for a full meal of appetizer, entree, dessert, and non-alcoholic drink, with tax and gratuity. That’s expensive, but the food quality and service is better than in many Disney restaurants in the same price ranges. In the Epcot resort area, I’d rate this meal at bluezoo higher than my recent meals at Flying Fish or Yachtsman Steakhouse.87% of readers have given bluezoo thumbs-up rating in our surveys over the past year. That’s slightly below average for WDW as a whole, but close. Our last dining review gave bluezoo a 3-star rating, which says it’s average. This meal was better than average, so it’s time for a re-review.InformationTodd English’s bluezooLocation: Walt Disney World Dolphin HotelAddress: 1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Orlando, FL 32830Phone: (407) 934-1111Reservations: Recommended via OpenTable, which is free and doesn’t charge a cancellation fee. My Disney Experience does, but may have different availability.Menus: dinner menu / dessert menu / wine listDisney Dining Plan: Not acceptedParking: At the Dolphin parking lot. Parking is free with meals over $30 – get your parking ticket validated at the host stand before leaving.last_img read more

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November 29, 2013: Weekly Roundup of Web Development and Design Resources

first_imgUsing WCAG 2.0 to Evaluate Document Accessibility Webinar (December 5): Sign up for a free 1 1/2 hour webinar to learn how to evaluate the accessibility of electronic documents using Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0).WordPressWordPress Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2013 Steals & Deals: If you’ve been holding off purchasing new WordPress themes, plugins, hosting, or resources, check out this post from WP Explorer.Black Friday / Cyber Monday 2013 WordPress Deals–Big Savings: Another deals and savings post, this one from WP Beginner, highlights more savings for WordPress designers and developers. Some of the deals are duplicates of the WP Explorer post, but each post has unique deals.New Release: Jetpack 2.6: The new Monitor module is one of the new features I’m excited about. Once activated, the Monitor module will track uptime of your site every five minutes. If the site goes down, you’ll be notified by email. There’s a slew of other features included in the release, including Single Sign-On, support for WP-CLI and more. I’ve really enjoyed how quickly Jetpack keeps adding new features.Using aria-hidden to help provide better link context in WordPress Admin screens: In this post, Graham Armfield explains how using the aria-hidden attribute provides assistive technology with more meaningful “Publish” links as well as provide better internationalization support.Accessible Video in WordPress: Adding subtitles and caption files to videos on WordPress sites hasn’t been supported in the past. But with the release of the new Accessibile Video Library plugin this week, Joe Dolson (who is also the developer of WP Accessibility) has fixed that issue. The plugin uses the MediaElementJS video player built into WordPress core. I hope to publish a post next week with more details on the plugin. Responsive DesignBreakPoint Tester: An online tool and bookmarklet that allows you to test your responsive design by breakpoints, not be resolution. Have you used it?Free Responsive Email Template: Thanksgiving Theme: Created by EmailCraft, the template supports Outlook 2007+, Outlook Express, Apple Mail, Windows Live Email, Mozilla Thunderbird, Google Mail, Opera M2, AOL Webmail, Yahoo! Mail, and Outlook.com. I’m happy to see the support for Outlook, which is a troublesome client to support for email newsletters. You can use the template with MailChimp, Campaign Monitor, and Constant Contact.15 excellent responsive email templates for small businesses: Another resource for responsive email templates, this template roundup from EConsultancy includes both free and low-cost templates. Doing User Research at an eCommerce Startup: A panel of user experience experts offer good suggestions and tips for planning user research, including identifying what you want to discover from the research, getting to know your users, setting up interviews, and asking users questions.The average web page has grown 151% in just three years: Page size keeps getting bigger and performance keeps getting slower. In one six-month period, page size increased 26%. And the main culprit behind the increase in page size? Images.Accessibility A user journey defines an engagement strategy, based on motivation, behavior, context-of-use, location, and touch point.— Jonathan Lupo (@userexperience) November 28, 2013 CSS and HTMLTypekit’s second CSS Zen Garden theme: Apothecary: Trent Walton discusses his new Apothecary theme, one of three themes commissioned by Typekit for CSS Zen Garden. Trent highlights his font choices, flexbox, and image optimization strategies.IE11 “Emulation” and Conditional Comments: If you’ve been using the recently released Internet Explorer version 11, you’ve probably noticed that the previous “document mode” and “browser mode” IE10 options are now combined into the IE11 “Emulation” tool. Not an issue, until you discover the “Emulator” mode no longer supports conditional comments.What I Found InterestingFreebie: Smallicons Icon Set (54 Icons, SVG, PNG, PSD): Thanks to Smashing Magazine for offering this free set of 54 clean, flat icons, created by Nick Frost and Greg Lapin of Smallicons.How To Get Started With Adobe Photoshop CC – 10 Things Beginners Want to Know How To Do: In this YouTube video, Adobe design evangelist (and founder of MacGroup-Detroit) shares how you can quickly get started using Adobe Photoshop CC.The Question Pitch: Do you use the question pitch? Have you found it effective? Check out this video from Daniel Pink. who says, “When facts are strongly on your side, pitch them questions. When they’re not, get new facts.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedCelebrating the 91st Thanksgiving Day Parade in DetroitWhat a wonderful way to kick off the Thanksgiving holiday at the 91st Thanksgiving Day Parade in Detroit, now known as America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! I woke up early this morning to claim my spot on Woodward Avenue, along with thousands of other Michiganders, to watch the annual parade of…In “Detroit”Photo of the Week: Celebrating the 93rd Thanksgiving Day Parade in DetroitI was up early before the sun rose on Thanksgiving Day. Not to start making rolls and side dishes to accompany our turkey dinner later in the day. I was on my way to Detroit to watch the annual Thanksgiving Day parade in person, along with thousands of other people…In “Detroit”How We Celebrate Thanksgiving, by the Numbers [Infographic]This week Americans will give thanks and gratitude as they gather together to celebrate the Thanksgiving Day holiday with family and friends. Some people will sleep in, others will get up early in the morning for an annual Turkey Trot run or to watch a Thanksgiving Day parade. Me? I…In “Miscellaneous” Three quick accessibility tips for HTML5: Video from Russ Weakley’s recent presentation at OzeWAI 2013. Did you know the summary attribute, used for tables, is obsolete? Or that it’s best to always include a heading in your section element? You can download the slides from his presentation on SlideShare For my readers in the United States, I hope you enjoyed Thanksgiving with family and friends.In this week’s roundup, you’ll discover three ways to show, not tell, with text, learn about a free webinar for evaluating accessibility of electronic documents, find out about features in the new Jetpack release, and more. If you use the resources in your projects, share how they are worked out in the comments.Today’s photo is from yesterday’s America’s Thanksgiving Parade in downtown Detroit. Thanks to my friend Nathan Hughes of Detroit Labs, along with several other individuals and families, I was able to watch the parade from the comfort and warmth of their offices.Favorite TweetUser Experience3 Ways to Show, Not Tell, with Text: Many people rely on imagery to show how a product or service works, but using case studies, testimonials and examples allows you to show outcomes and put the reader in our shoes. If you’re designing with icon fonts, be sure to test in screen readers. Some unicode characters are described to the user, some aren’t.[1/2]— Scott Jehl (@scottjehl) November 26, 2013last_img read more

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Shoplifting Traffic Stop Turns Fatal

first_imgA Hammond, Louisiana, man was in critical condition Wednesday with severe head trauma and a Tickfaw man left dead after a suspected shoplifting traffic stop ended in a wreck. Brandon McKay, 30, of Hammond was the passenger in the red SUV that caught fire after climbing an embankment and striking an overpass bridge Tuesday evening, according to city police. He and driver Bradley Melancon, 26, of Tickfaw were trapped in the badly damaged vehicle until responders from Hammond Fire Department extricated them. An ambulance took them to North Oaks Medical Center, where Melancon was pronounced dead. Shortly after the crash, Hammond police were on foot directing traffic away from the wreck while smoke rose from the vehicle that had come to rest against a highway railing.The accident happened after police stopped the vehicle in response to a shoplifting complaint at Walmart, a city spokeswoman said. When police approached the SUV, which matched the description provided in the complaint, McKay was compliant. However, after a fight ensued between an officer and Melancon, who was in possession of a knife, Melancon fled in the vehicle with McKay, authorities said. Police Chief James Stewart said the officers lost sight of the suspects’ vehicle but soon saw smoke coming from the area of the overpass. Police department fatality investigators processed the scene and recovered the knife and the stolen Walmart articles, authorities said. Melancon was also a suspect in a theft that occurred at Lee’s Drive In Friday. The incident remains under investigation.  [Source: The Daily Star] Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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Ten Things You Can Do to Make 2018 a Great Year

first_imgAs the calendar year winds down, planning for the next year gets into gear. Reflecting on the results of the current year—both positive and negative—provides some context for things we need to do either similarly or differently to achieve our 2018 goals. Following are some things you might consider in your personal and professional life to help you achieve your goals and make next year a great year.Take a deep breath. Modern life seems to move faster and faster each year. There is no way any of us can succeed without taking a deep breath every now and then to calm down and regroup. Get up from your desk and walk outside. Fresh air and sunshine are healing.- Sponsor – Make time for yourself.Sometimes, you need to take more than a deep breath. It’s not unusual to find yourself running full time between business and family without regard to your own needs. Whether it’s a round of golf, a weekend in the mountains, or simply a day with a good book, we all need time to ourselves to relax and recharge. It’s not selfish; it’s necessary.Spend quality time with friends and family. Some people find themselves totally focused on work, even when they’re home at night or on the weekend. It’s okay to answer emails and do necessary work off hours, but not to the detriment of your loved ones. When you are with family, be 100 percent with them, not juggling work at the same time.Volunteer in your community. Another way to regroup and make time for yourself is to volunteer. Giving of your time and abilities to  a worthy charity or personal cause will not only give your mind a break from work pressures but also reward your self-esteem.Raise your hand at work. Adding value to your company beyond your core responsibilities will go a long way to advancing your career. Look for ways you can participate by asking to be on a team project or corporate committee.Get out of your comfort zone.Don’t volunteer to work on just LP tasks. Get involved in supply-chain, operations, IT, or other projects that you may not have specific expertise in. You’ll find that the experience you do have  will provide a different point of view that will not only add value to the team but also give you the chance to widen your expertise.Talk to a stranger. I once had a manager who suggested I should be less reserved. I started doing simple things like talking to people in elevators. It’s easy to find something to comment on that starts a conversation that changes the mood of both parties.Listen with your eyes.It’s important when conversing, especially in work situations and with teenagers, to be an active listener. One way to do that is to look the person directly in the eyes with empathy. Doing so communicates that you believe that the person talking has something important to say.Talk with a smile. Topics at work are often serious, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have discussions in pleasant terms. Even constructive criticism is received better when provided in a positive way. A negative expression or tone can put the listener on the defensive and make them much less receptive.Revisit your goals. After developing your personal and business plans for the coming year, make a point to pull out the plans periodically to refresh yourself on what you want to accomplish.Make an honest assessment of how you are doing in reaching your goals and, perhaps, what changes must be made to ensure you reach your goals.Here at the magazine, we talk a lot about the importance of continuing education. So here is a bonus suggestion—learn something new. Take advantage of the various conferences and industry events to learn from peers in both formal and informal settings. Consider certifications and formal academic courses as ways to continue to grow your knowledge and your career.More than likely, each of you already have strategies that work for you to ensure you achieve success in your personal and professional life. Whatever you do, I wish the very best for you and yours in the coming New Year. Jack TrlicaManaging Editor  Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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Marketing Day: SMX recap, Facebook Messenger updates & notes on AMP

first_img Posted on 2nd July 2016Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Marketing Day: SMX recap, Facebook Messenger updates & notes on AMPYou are here: HomeDigital MarketingMarketing Day: SMX recap, Facebook Messenger updates & notes on AMP Here’s our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.From Marketing Land:SMX Advanced recap: Using Paid Search & Social Together to Deliver the Ultimate Knockout PunchJul 1, 2016 by Amy BishopColumnist Amy Bishop shares details from a session at SMX Advanced in which panelists discussed how to best collaborate with cross-functional teams to build integrated paid search and paid social strategies.How e-commerce SEO matters in strategic redesign of web shopsJul 1, 2016 by Trond LyngbøLooking to (re)launch your e-commerce website? Columnist Trond Lyngbø urges you to involve an SEO expert before you make any decisions.3 doable steps toward always-on, always-relevant marketingJul 1, 2016 by Jordan ElkindColumnist Jordan Elkind says if you want to stay relevant, you need to strive towards always-on, one-to-one marketing to better understand your customers.Buying display media in advance or in real-time: What you need to knowJul 1, 2016 by Grace KayeWhere should you be investing your marketing resources? Columnist Grace Kaye explains the ins and outs of programmatic to help you understand which buying model is right for you.Facebook Messenger Platform gets updated: here’s what you need to knowJul 1, 2016 by Tamar WeinbergFacebook Messenger Platform has been updated, and new resources have been made available to bot developers.AMP: Above and beyondJun 30, 2016 by Max PrinWant to know more about Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)? Columnist Max Prin recaps a session from SMX Advanced 2016 featuring John Shehata of Condé Nast and Google’s Rudy Galfi, product manager for the AMP Project.Advia launches “all-in-one” marketing system for multiple sensing at physical locationsJun 30, 2016 by Barry LevineAnd Toronto-based Rover releases rebuilt mobile marketing platform focused on location.Shopping campaigns: Play like every day is a holidayJun 30, 2016 by Alexander PaluchWhat’s ahead for shopping ads this holiday season and beyond? Columnist Alexander Paluch recaps a session from SMX Advanced focusing on what search marketers need to know.Recent Headlines From Search Engine Land, Our Sister Site Dedicated To Search News & Information:Machine learning for large-scale SEM accountsHelp! I just launched a new website and my search rankings tanked!How to maintain content marketing focus in long-running SEO programsSearch in Pics: Android Nougat statue, John Kerry in self driving car & a Google chandelierOnline Marketing News From Around The Web:AnalyticsFour key trends in the use of predictive analytics, econsultancy.comHow to Tie Marketing Metrics to the Data that Boards, CxOs, and Investors Really Care About, moz.comOOH Is Becoming A Measurement Tool For Digital Marketers, adexchanger.comBlogs & Blogging6 Killer Blog Posts That Will Boost Your Marketing Efforts in July, 3qdigital.comWriting Substantial, Lengthy Blogs, www.compukol.comBusiness IssuesFocusing on diversity, Official Google BlogAlphabet Said to Create New Stock System for ‘Other Bets’, adage.comContent MarketingAdd This Cost To Your Outsourced Content, www.searchenginepeople.comDaily Beast’s Mike Dyer: ‘Our content performs as well as our editorial’, digiday.comPromotion Optimized: A Hypothetical Piece of Content Takes a Journey through the Big Three, www.martechadvisor.comThe History of Content Marketing, contentmarketinginstitute.comConversion OptimizationYour Paid Online Lead Generation Tactics Aren’t Enough Anymore, www.marketingprofs.comCopywriting, Design & Usability3 Keys to Great Content Marketing Design, According to The New York Times, contently.comEthics of emotional intelligence in UX research, www.usertesting.comm(Dot) vs. Responsive vs. Adaptive: Which Mobile Design Is Best for Optimizers?, conversionxl.comDomainingIANA transition will not remove government relationship with .com contract, domainnamewire.comE-CommerceA Crash Course: Start an Online Business in Three Steps, www.marketingprofs.comMerchants have less than two weeks to prepare for Prime Day, www.internetretailer.comOf course you can use Alexa to shop for Amazon Prime products now, techcrunch.comEmail Marketing10 essential email design tips from Justine Jordan, myemma.com5 Things Your Email Subject Lines Are Missing, blog.marketo.com6 Warning Signs Your Email Marketing Is Scaring Subscribers, www.jeffbullas.comHow the Hustle built a 100,000-subscriber email newsletter for millennial bros, digiday.comHow to Use Email Marketing to Drive Social Engagement, smallbiztrends.comGeneral Internet Marketing12 Things You May Not Know About Online Marketing, www.searchinfluence.com5 Things Marketers Need to Know About Gen Z, contently.comFive Things Marketers Can Learn from Brexit, adage.comLearn From Struggling Brands: Insights From the Marketing Trenches, contentmarketinginstitute.comQuora Marketing: The Definitive Guide, www.ahfazahmed.netInternet Marketing IndustryAppodeal Releases SDK for Apple TV Apps, blog.appodeal.comMarTechThe Definitive Guide to Agency Marketing Automation, unbounce.comMobile/Local Marketing3 Quick Tips to Give Your App Store Optimization Strategy a Boost, www.tune.comA Call To Mobile Browsers, adexchanger.comAndroid Without Google: A Brief And Mostly Uninspiring History, www.fastcompany.comHow Quickly Do Consumers Abandon New Mobile Apps?, www.marketingprofs.comMobile Ad Study Finds Interstitials Only Slightly Better Than Banners for Being Seen, www.adweek.comSocial Media5 Steps to Social Media Curation, info.crowdynews.comBattle of the Brands July 4th Edition: Founding Fathers vs. Present-Day Patriots, www.mavrck.coFacebook Ad Campaign Process: Build Audience, Leads and Conversions, www.jonloomer.comFacebook allows U.S. users to create fundraisers for nonprofits, www.mercurynews.comFacebook experiments with letting users translate posts into other languages, venturebeat.comFacebook throws out the news Paper, techcrunch.comHow Brands Are Using Social Media to Make a Splash With Summer Fridays, www.adweek.comHow Gawker is pulling comments into its Facebook Instant Articles, digiday.comHow This Agency Manages 60 Social Profiles and Drives Results, blog.bufferapp.comHow to get Your First 1,000 Followers on Instagram, blog.crazyegg.comSeven Ways Facebook’s Big Algorithm Change Will Affect Marketers And Publishers, www.fastcompany.comSharpening Engagement With Your Social Media Content, www.compukol.comSnapchat went down and kids were freaking out, qz.comStep-By-Step Guide To Updating To The New Facebook Pixel, www.ppchero.comTop 5 Reasons Why People Share Content On Facebook, www.searchenginejournal.comTwitter Chats: How Marketers Can Benefit From Twitter Chats, www.socialmediaexaminer.comTwitter Preps Brands for 2016 Summer Olympics, www.adweek.comVideoGoogle is Adding a VR Shell to Chrome to Let You Browse the Entire Web in VR, www.roadtovr.comPutting Online Video Advertising In Context, www.adweek.comFrom our sponsors: Marketing Day: SMX recap, Facebook Messenger updates & notes on AMP Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 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How To Internationalize Your WordPress Website

first_img HomeWeb DesignHow To Internationalize Your WordPress Website How To Internationalize Your WordPress WebsiteYou are here: On September 30th, 2017, the international WordPress community united for 24 hours to translate the WordPress ecosystem. For the third time, #WPTranslationDay fused an all-day translating marathon with digital and contributor day events designed to promote the value of creating accessible experiences for global users, better known as “localization”.As an open-source community, we should all strive to localize our open-source contributions. Before you can transcribe your digital assets though, you have to internationalize your codebase. From our sponsors: How To Internationalize Your WordPress Website 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 Posted on 19th January 2018Web Design FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+sharelast_img read more

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