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Chasing pack keep up pressure on runaway leaders

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first_imgBy Iacovos ConstantinouThe gap between the two runaway leaders and the chasing pack was reduced following the Friday night draw between Apollon and APOEL and the subsequent wins of both Ermis Aradippou and Omonia. The gap will be reduced even further (4 points off second place), if AEK Larnaca manage to overcome Ethnikos Achnas on Monday evening.Ermis Aradippou continued their revival under Cypriot coach Nikki Papavassiliou by defeating Nea Salamina at the Ammochostos stadium.The only goal of the game came as early as the 6th minute when de Pina headed past Strauss following Ermis’ first corner kick. The early goal allowed the visitors to control the game with Nea Salamina unable to break forward effectively.After the break, and with the introduction of their captain Diego Leon, Nea Salamina began to control play but for all their possession they created just one clear cut opportunity. It fell to Enrique but he headed tamely straight at Ermis’ keeper Bogadinov.Omonia were the winners in the other big weekend game when they defeated struggling AEL by two goals to nil at the GSP stadium. The home side’s coach Kaiafas used a number of players with very little playing time so far; Oikonomides, Fylaktou and Demetriou. And the youngsters responded well to their call-up. However it was the league’s top scorer Pote who got both goals, one in each half, the first a penalty and the second a powerful finish after being put through by Kirm.Anorthosis had no problems in defeating bottom of the table Doxa Katokopias with Laifis, Abourdjiana (2) and Makris getting the goals.In the last weekend game Othellos Athienou came back from a goal down to beat Ayia Napa with two goals from Tiago in the final minutes of the game. Kolokoudias had opened the score for the visitors early in the second half. The league’s top scorer Pote got both goals for the home team netting one each half.last_img read more

Woman, 70, Struggles for Justice

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first_imgMadam Bindu Fatumata Dukuly, 70, whose case was recently dismissed by the Supreme Court after her lawyers did not file her appeal documents in time, is still knocking on the doors of the court, this time, with Chief Justice Francis Korkpor and the Grievance and Ethics Committee, at the Temple of Justice.Madam Dukuly’s appeal was for the High Court to review the February 25, 2013, ruling of Judge Yussif Kaba of the Civil Law Court..Judge Kaba denied her request for “Cancellation of Lease Agreement for Fraud,” which she brought against two Indian businessmen, Paul Raspal, general manager of Sethi Brothers and Upjit Singh Sachdeva known as “Jeety.”It was that appeal at the Supreme Court on April 17 that dismissed the appeal on the grounds that her legal team, Jones and Associates filed her papers seven days after the expiration of the 60 day period stipulated by law.Dismissing her appeal, the Justices in their unanimous judgment declared that “having failed to perfect the appeal within 60 days as required by law, and the reason advanced by the respondent (Madam Dukuly) for its failure to perfect the appeal not being tenable in law, deprived this court of jurisdiction over the case.”The High Court action came immediately after the Indian businessmen’s lawyers took advantage of the delay on the part of Madam Dukuly’s lawyers and requested the court to dismiss her appeal.“I want justice,” Madam Dukuly, a daughter of a former lawyer and a diplomat, Momulu Dukuly, told journalist last Tuesday at the Temple of Justice.She went to the Temple of Justice to submit documents containing her complaint letter she had earlier sent to the office of Chief Justice Francis Korkpor against the law firm’s handling of her case, for which she claimed she had paid them over US$18,000.“My compliant is against the injustice that was done to me by the law firm. I hired and paid them for the case to get back my property in the Mamba Point community in Monrovia, at the lower or the high level,” she further claimed.Explaining her ordeal, Madam Dukuly contended that Judge Kaba knew she had produced enough evidence to prove her case against the two Indian nationals, yet he threw it out.She said she believed that if her lawyers had filed her documents on time the Justices would have reviewed her case and they would have overruled Judge Kaba’s decision.According to her, prior to Judge Kaba’s judgment her lead lawyer, Cllr. Marcus Jones, was disbarred by the Supreme Court, leaving her case in the hands of two Attorneys-at Law who are not qualified to practice before the Supreme Court.“When the ruling came down those junior lawyers took an exception to it and announced an appeal before the High Court,” she further explained.She said when the lawyers announced her appeal they informed her that the entire process would cost her US$700, which she paid immediately.After Jones’ suspension, she added, and knowing that the two attorneys were not qualified to appear before the Supreme Court, she decided to hire another senior lawyer, Cllr. Alexander Zoe.She said, after paying the money she left the country for the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where she has been living and seeking medical attention.“My medical time was coming near so I was compelled to leave the country to meet my doctor and to come back immediately,” Madam Dukuly stated.She said, “I was shocked when I was told by people in Liberia that the Supreme Court had dismissed my case because my lawyers filed the appeal document seven days after the 60 days had elapsed.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Rambo: Cup glory start of great things

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first_img0Shares0000LONDON, May 18-Aaron Ramsey insists Arsenal’s dramatic FA Cup final victory will be the springboard for more glory now the Gunners have finally ended their trophy drought.Ramsey scored the extra-time goal that clinched a 3-2 win over Hull in Saturday’s clash at Wembley, putting silverware back in the Arsenal trophy cabinet for the first time since 2005. The Wales midfielder’s cool strike capped a tenacious fightback from Arsene Wenger’s side, who were in danger of suffering another letdown on the big occasion after falling two goals behind in the first eight minutes.Sparked back into life by Santi Cazorla’s brilliant free-kick, the Gunners eventually forced extra-time through Laurent Koscielny’s equaliser before Ramsey settled it in the 109th minute.The relief was palpable as Arsenal’s players and fans celebrated wildly when the final whistle brought an end to one of the most frustrating periods in the north London club’s history.And with the psychological burden of so many barren seasons banished at last, Ramsey is confident Wenger’s serial underachievers can look forward to a period of renewed dominance.“Absolutely. This is what it is all about, getting to Wembley and winning trophies,” he said.“You could see what it meant to the players, the staff, the manager and the fans. I’m determined to get back to a final and win more silverware next season.“Being in the final and lifting the trophy at the end of it is what you work for all season.“It’s what you dream about doing since you were a young kid. I’m over the moon to score the winner but more importantly I’m over the moon to win the trophy and hopefully this will be the first of many.”While the victory was a cathartic moment for everyone associated with Arsenal, it was especially sweet for Ramsey, who has overcome a series of disappointments to finally prove his worth.He was billed as one of the most promising teenage talents in Europe when he snubbed Manchester United’s interest to join Arsenal from Cardiff for £5 million ($8.4 million) in 2008.But Ramsey struggled to live up to the hyperbole and things went from bad to worse when he suffered a horrific broken leg in a challenge with Stoke’s Ryan Shawcross in 2010.Ramsey’s career was in the balance for a while and even after he returned he was so scarred by the experience that he feared he would never be the same player.“Your body isn’t confident going into tackles and it definitely takes a long time to overcome,” he said.“But the good thing is I always had the backing of Arsene Wenger. When things were difficult he was saying ‘don’t worry, you must always believe in yourself’.”Buoyed by that vote of confidence, the 23-year-old emerged as one of the best players in the Premier League this season.He scored 13 times before suffering another nasty injury in December and returned to play a key role as Arsenal secured a top-four finish.Wenger’s faith has been crucial to bringing the naturally shy Ramsey out of his shell and the midfielder is determined to reward his boss with more success in the future.The Frenchman is set to sign an extension to his expiring contract and Ramsey and his team-mates showed their love for Wenger when they doused him in champagne before tossing him into the air in a joyous celebration on the Wembley pitch.“He’s had a massive influence on my career and hopefully I’ve repaid him with my performance this season,” Ramsey said.“I don’t think it was ever in doubt that he will stay. He has been massive for this club.“Over the last few seasons he has come in for a bit of stick from pundits for not winning anything. But he has stuck by his players and this team has proved they are capable of winning things.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Free advice for next ‘Day of Action’

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Few things in this world are as unappreciated as unsolicited advice. Yet sometimes, when you see good people making bad decisions, the urge to advise is overpowering. So, even though no one’s asking, this conservative, pro-immigration gringo hereby offers the following suggestions to the Latino activists planning their next major protest for May 1: Stop bringing Mexican flags to your rallies. By waving Old Glory instead, you show that even illegal immigrants are serious about becoming Americans. Smart move. To follow up, you now need to silence the contingent of kooks among you who keep spouting reconquista rhetoric. Weed out the inflammatory signs with messages like “This is our continent, not yours.” While that sort of nonsense may play well on college campuses, outside the Ivory Tower, it’s a rightful invitation to ridicule. And it only emboldens the anti-immigration zealots who think that millions of illegal immigrants come here not to work, but as ground troops of a Mexican “invasion.” While you’re at it, drop all mentions of the term “La Raza.” I realize that this phrase might be like the Mexican flag – a symbol interpreted differently by different people. But for a good many Americans, prideful talk of “The Race” is worrisome, regardless of the skin color of the person saying it. In a society where most people genuinely strive for racial equality and color-blindness, appeals to racist thinking are disconcerting and self-defeating. Think of the civil-rights movement: It was Martin Luther King Jr.’s talk of unity, not belligerent appeals to “black power,” that won the hearts and minds of the American public. By the same reasoning, listen to your more responsible leaders who want the “Day of Action” to be one of peaceful off-hours protest, and not a “boycott” in which millions of kids ditch school, workers skip their jobs and Latino consumers refuse to buy American goods. The boycott is a no-win proposition. If it “succeeds” – that is, if most Latinos participate – you send the false message that Latinos are neither industrious nor interested in education. And if it fails – as I suspect it will – you send the message that you lack the clout about which boycott supporters have been boasting these last several weeks. Better to stay at work and school until the end of the day, and demonstrate that Latinos are productive, responsible members of society. Moreover, a boycott is, by its very nature, designed to harm its target. Boycotting America, then, is an act of deliberately harming the very country of which most immigrants want desperately to be part. Ditto for demonstrations that obstruct traffic on busy roads and freeways. And any movement that puts “the cause” over the well-being of the country as a whole is a movement likely to lose the country’s support. You would also do well to cut the other side some slack. Most immigration restrictionists are neither racist nor xenophobic. They, too, are good people with reasonable concerns. It is not racist to worry about the toll that illegal immigration takes on public services, or the national-security risk posed by millions of people crossing the border anonymously. Policies like earned legalization would be far more palatable to American voters if there was reason to believe that new laws would be enforced and the border secured. For this reason, bills that legalize illegal immigrants and expand opportunities for legal immigration would have a much better chance of passing if you would vocally support stricter enforcement and self-sufficiency requirements. These tactical shifts might not be agreeable to some of the radicals in your midst, such as the socialist groups and the college-activist types. But for your movement to become mainstream, it must shed its extremist element. Separatists are to immigration reformers what abortion-clinic bombers are to pro-lifers, or what PETA is to animal-welfare advocates. They are a hindrance, an easy mark for those out to discredit your entire movement. The science-fiction writer Larry Niven wisely observed that “There is no cause so right that one cannot find a fool following it.” The key to any movement’s success, then, is to purge the fools as much as possible by denouncing their excesses. Don’t be blinded by a misplaced sense of ideological or ethnic loyalty. If their antics do your cause harm, they’re not really on your side. America has a rich tradition of immigration and assimilation. This tradition informs a national disposition that gives you an inherent advantage in the public debate over immigration law. But that advantage is being eroded by the failure of responsible immigration supporters to break away from some of the reckless people marching literally and figuratively under your banner. The historic protests taking place around the country have the potential to greatly influence public opinion while bringing sanity to our border policies. Sending the right message is crucial. So, please, take this unsolicited advice, and focus on what unites us – the American commitment to freedom and unity, the need for sensible policies that protect the public good. And keep waving those American flags. Chris Weinkopf is the Daily News’ editorial-page editor. Write to him by e-mail at chris.weinkopf@dailynews.com.last_img read more

‘It’s made me uncomfortable’ – talkSPORT host defends Emery after ‘ebening’ jibes

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first_img Is Emery running out of time in north London? Harrogate vs Portsmouth (Monday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Scunthorpe vs Sunderland (Tuesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Southend vs AFC Wimbledon (Wednesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2England vs Montenegro (Thursday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORTCoventry vs Rochdale (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Azerbaijan vs Wales (Saturday, 5pm) – talkSPORT 2Tranmere vs Wycombe (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2Kosovo vs England (Sunday, 5pm) – talkSPORT The fact Unai Emery is being widely mocked over his inability to speak English fluently has made talkSPORT host Natalie Sawyer uncomfortable, she has revealed.Emery, who is under real pressure at Arsenal, has become a target of abuse over his insistence on starting interviews with a polite ‘good evening’.However, the Spaniard’s inability to pronounce the letter ‘v’ correctly means he actually says ‘good ebening’ – a mistake causing widespread amusement. AFP or licensors These jokes have ramped up with Emery now frequently mocked over his language struggles, and Leicester fans chanted, ‘you’re getting sacked in the ebening’, as they watched their side beat Arsenal 2-0 on Saturday.Even Gary Lineker, the former England striker and current Match of the Day host, has used the ‘ebening’ jibe to make a joke at Piers Morgan’s expense on social media. Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week 1 No, it’s ebening. Ask Emery. https://t.co/vbkV8ZPfAk— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) November 9, 2019And while some may feel such comments are nothing more than light-hearted humour at Emery’s expense, Sawyer told talkSPORT she is beginning to feel for the Spaniard as he gets publicly mocked week in, week out.Sawyer said of Emery: “Something that is really getting to me is the amount of ridicule he is getting on social media – I mean, everywhere in fact – for the way he speaks.“Even celebrated broadcasters are getting involved and mocking him, you could say, and it’s started to make me feel a bit uncomfortable.“Emery is coming out and fronting the media every time and he doesn’t have an interpreter – he is just going for it.“Let’s think back to Marcelo Bielsa at Leeds, or Mauricio Pochettino, when he first moved to Southampton and then went to Tottenham, who had a translator for ages. Good ebening, Tubs @piersmorgan. Your team was almost as bad as your performance on The Chase. Thoughts are with you at this difficult time.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) November 9, 2019 LIVE on talkSPORT “There is nothing wrong with that at all – if you are not comfortable speaking a second language I can fully understand having an interpreter. That is fine.“But Unai Emery doesn’t have a translator; he has decided, ‘I am going to go out and speak and do my best to speak in what is not my native language’.“Okay, maybe at times you might not quite understand what he is saying, but it is getting to a point where it’s getting a bit out of hand when people are constantly mocking him.”You can watch a clip of Natalie Sawyer on talkSPORT, above…last_img read more

Final Old Firm league derby date of 2016/17 confirmed

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first_imgA Moussa Dembele strike three minutes from the end also sank Rangers in the League Cup semi final in October. Rangers will host the final Old Firm derby of the 2016/17 season at Ibrox in the first fixture after the Scottish Premiership split. The Glasgow rivals will face each other for the sixth and final time in the 34th match of the season, four games before the campaign draws to a close. The match, which kicks off at 12pm, comes six days after the sides will meet in the Scottish Cup semi final at Hampden.Celtic won the first two league meetings this season, 5-1 and 2-1, but drew their last meeting 1-1.last_img read more

Donegal man tops the charts with much ‘Love and Courage’!

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first_imgA Ballyshannon man has managed to beat off top Irish and international productions to top the iTunes charts with his new podcast.Ruairí McKiernan helped co-founded the SpunOut.ie national youth charity in Ballyshannon back in 2004.Now his Love and Courage podcast features one hour audio conversations with guests such as Professor Ivor Browne, Christy Moore, Sr. Stan, and Frances Black, people who Ruairí says have a lot to offer when it comes to inspiring different ways of looking at life. The availability of smartphones means podcasts continue to grow in popularity as a media format. They are downloadable versions of existing radio shows, or independent productions such as Love and Courage. People can download them for free onto their smartphones or listen online through services such as iTunes or Soundcloud.Within hours of launching, the Love and Courage podcast rocketed to the top of the iTunes charts, hitting the number one spot above shows from RTÉ and Newstalk, and international podcasts like This American Life, Serial and TED talks.“I’ve been blown away by the response to be honest. I knew there was a big appetite out there for more meaningful conversations but this really confirms it. I’ve been contacted by people all over the world saying how much they’ve enjoyed the first batch of interviews that I’ve released. The podcast is particularly popular in Bolivia. I’ve no idea why Bolivia of all places.” he said.Ruairí, who is part of the Keenaghan family from Bundoran, has been involved in establishing new social ventures for over fifteen years. He co-founded the pioneering SpunOut.ie youth organisation back in 2004 alongside Laghey man Keith Corcoran and Anna Lally. He has also helped establish the Uplift campaign group which now boasts 170,000 members, and the A Lust For Life wellbeing movement. In 2012 he was appointed to the Council of State by President Michael D Higgins.The Love and Courage podcast is a non-profit venture and is available for everyone to access for free. However there are production costs involved and Ruairí has benefitted from the growing trend towards crowdfunding and patronage for artists and innovators.Already numerous people have contributed as once off donors or monthly patrons meaning the enterprise is a real community endeavour, something Ruairí is keen to build on.“I’m considering Love and Courage gatherings, events and workshops and I’ve a few ideas for doing more work around video and documentary. There seems to be a real appetite for something different and I’m looking forward to seeing where this all goes” he says.For those unfamiliar with how podcasts work, they are free and relatively easy and fast to learn. All that is needed is internet access, either on a phone or a computer or tablet. “Podcasts can open up a whole new world to people of all ages” says Ruairí. “Whether you are interested in sport, music, science, comedy or literature, there is something for everyone. I’d definitely encourage people who haven’t tried them yet to give it a go. It’s like having access to the world’s best radio shows at times and places that suit you. For me I love listening when out for a walk or driving.”iPhone and iPad users can find Love and Courage using the podcast App on their phone or on iTunes. Then just click subscribe and download or stream individual episodes. Other smartphone users can go to the Google Play App and download a podcast App such as Podcast Republic and search for Love and Courage there. Ruairí’s podcast is also available on Soundcloud and iTunes and more information is at www.loveandcourage.orgDonegal man tops the charts with much ‘Love and Courage’! was last modified: May 29th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegaliTunes ChartsRuairi McKiernanSpunOutlast_img read more

November 2, 2018 Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development News

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first_imgWhy make your website accessible? You may think only a small percentage of people with disabilities visit your website or that it takes too much time and effort to make your site accessible. Carie Fisher dispels those myths with her latest article, 5 Digital Accessibility Myths Busted. Web accessibility is not limited to only development.Design and content are just as important as development when it comes to #web #accessibility— Ala Khodari (@AlaKhodari) October 31, 2018It took 34 keyboard steps to change the font on selected text using the Gutenberg editor. That’s only one of the issues mentioned in the WordPress Accessibility Team’s report on the accessibility status of Gutenberg.Their analysis: Gutenberg has usability and accessibility issues. If you rely on assistive technology, don’t use Gutenberg on any site.WordPressBeta 2 of WordPress 5.0 is now available for download and testing. Note: don’t install the beta version on a live site, the software is still under development.Take steps to remove unused themes and plugins from your WordPress website. Otherwise,you leave yourself open to security issues. The new Activity feature from WordPress.com allows site owners to view a chronological list of all the changes and updates to your site. Available for WordPress.com and Jetpack-enabled sites. (Paid plans get more features, free plans can see last 20 sites changes.) Wonderful to see the legal community is opening up to plain language.”Lawyers are in a cocoon, and we have to open up to practices that are standard in other industries.” – Alexandre Désy, on user-design thinking and legal accessibility #Clarity2018 #legalplainlanguage— Zuula (@zuulaconsulting) October 27, 2018Aspiring to be a UX designer, but not sure what path to take? Join Mads Soegaard, founder of the Interaction Design Foundation, and UX Mastery on November 13 for A Practical Approach to Getting A UX Education on Google Hangouts/YouTube Live. AccessibilityFascinating read: WebAim’s 2018 Low Vision #2 survey results are in. Interesting to note that of the 248 participants, 75 percent reported multiple types of visual impairment, with 31 percent reporting four or more different types.I remember when Microsoft first announced Eye Control a few years ago. Now you can use Eye Control with the Eye Drive library and additional software to operate a remote-control car or a wheelchair. John James Jacoby shares his thoughts on using the Gutenberg editor in WordPress 5.0 beta 1.The more that I move the mouse to pick blocks and click on things, I’m noticing a lot of hidden UI reveal itself and then disappear in ways that don’t feel natural to me. Wondering how to add a script to the header of every website page? Here’s my tutorial on how to use the Insert Headers and Footers plugin. One of my favorite plugins! CSS and HTMLHow did Caroussel’s team make the mobile experience three times faster? Their first step: creating a performance budget. Did you know you’re using em wrong? You’re not alone, everyone else is too. Bruce Lawson comments on screenreader support for text-level semantics, noting that…browsers don’t expose the information to the Accessibility Tree that assistive technology hooks into. His recommendation? Don’t overuse them. Oliver Schöndorfer explains how you can integrate variable fonts in your designs and provide web fonts as a fallback for browsers that don’t support them.What I Found InterestingWith SmugMug’s purchase of Flickr earlier this year, I knew there would be changes. And those Flickr changes were announced this week. Pro accounts will get more features and a return to the community-focused site Flickr once was. Free accounts will be limited to 1000 photos and videos on January 8, 2019 More storage is available via a Pro account. Halloween may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy seeing these premature babies in their superhero Halloween costumes. Handmade by 13-year-old Rachel Maretsky of Orlando, Florida, the costumes were made for babies at the neonatal intensive care unit of Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Children. The new Consumer Data Protection Act bill, introduced by Rep. Ron Widen, would allows consumers to take control of their privacy online.Ideally, consumers would be given the power to “opt-out” of being tracked by visiting an FTC website, and, as “Do Not Track” intended, their browsers would notify websites that their information is not to be shared with third parties.Finally.If you like what you’ve read today, share the post with your colleagues and friends.Want to make sure you don’t miss out on updates? Subscribe to get notified when new posts are published.Did I miss some resources you found this week? I’d love to see them! Post them in the comments below.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…RelatedSeptember 7, 2018 Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development NewsIn this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn how to write better calls to action, find out how to make your work more accessible to everyone, discover how to code an accordion without JavaScript, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a…In “Web design & development links”October 5, 2018 Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development NewsIn this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn why every designer should have a foundation in psychology, find out the tentative schedule for WordPress 5.0, discover how to improve color accessibility on your website/apps, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a…In “Web design & development links”November 9, 2018: Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development NewsIn this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn how to conduct user research with children, find out what accessibility features Chromebook has, discover a free web alternative to Photoshop, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a post highlighting my favorite user…In “Web design & development links”center_img In this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn about a practical approach to getting a UX education, find out why you should remove unused themes and plugins from your WordPress site, discover how to use variable fonts with a web fonts fallback, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a post highlighting my favorite user experience, accessibility, WordPress, CSS, and HTML posts I’ve read in the past week.Hope you find the resources helpful in your work or projects!Want more resources like these on a daily basis? Follow me @redcrew on Twitter.Tweet of the WeekVisualize yourself in the future as you want to be. Make that thought into a picture then step into the picture. Do this constantly.— STOKED⚡ (@StokedDaily) November 2, 2018User ExperienceWhen teams lack research experience they often resort to scrappy testing, says Zachary Walsh. And that can lead to basic mistakes. Walsh explains steps to better understand scrappy testing and gain a shared understanding among your team on what you want to accomplish. Find out what events are happening in southeast Michigan this month with my November 2018 User Experience and Web Professional Events calendar.last_img read more

‘Today, technolingo is the height of being hip’

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first_imgDilip BobbA five-star hotel in Delhi has introduced a novel concept: in the men’s room, at head height in the urinal, is a TV screen, much like the ones in commercial airplanes, tuned into a 24-hour news channel.It offers a pleasant diversion but one thought did strike me. What if,Dilip BobbA five-star hotel in Delhi has introduced a novel concept: in the men’s room, at head height in the urinal, is a TV screen, much like the ones in commercial airplanes, tuned into a 24-hour news channel.It offers a pleasant diversion but one thought did strike me. What if a riveting news event, like the attack on the World Trade Center, took place while you were doing the business? Being stuck in the loo watching TV is definitely not on the list of things I must do in my lifetime.There is, pardon the pun, a bigger picture visible here. Technology represents today’s cool. In an increasingly wired world, gadgets and gizmos are defining who we are and the image we would like to project of ourselves.TVs in the loo may be an extreme example but it does highlight the fact that even hotels are conscious of the TQ (technology quotient) required to stay ahead of the competition.The New CoolHowever, it’s the TQ of individuals that is really starting to make the most forceful personality proclamation. Nowadays, making a style statement has more to do with the cell phone in your hand than the Versace draping your body.Camera cell phones started off as a novelty but today they are an essential accessory for the well-dressed man or woman. Neither are they an adult toy. Try sending your child to college with last year’s model of mobile phone. You may as well send him/her to Siberia, or its Indian equivalent.Mobile phones are, for obvious reasons, the most visible symbols of cool but style is prevailing over substance in almost every gadget we own. Joggers who thought they were doing fine with their Sony Discmans are being sneered at by those sporting Apple’s iPod.advertisementAnd would road warriors dare check in for that international flight carrying anything but the slimmest, sleekest laptop, regardless of its memory and features? PDAs may be the poor man’s notebook but the models with the highest cool factor retail for as much as $500 (Rs 23,000), the same price as a mid-range PC. Even a year ago, words like wi-fi and bluetooth would brand you a geek, a social outcast. Today, technolingo is the height of being hip.Like all style statements, there’s always something for the ultra-cool and the ultra-rich. A Vertu platinum mobile phone retails for 17,000 (approximately Rs 14 lakh). Being cool has its price.last_img read more