Williams passes Kanepi test

first_imgNEW YORK (AP): Serena Williams’ yells of “Come on!” were crescendoing right along with the tension in a fourth-round US Open match that began as a rout and suddenly became riveting. When she ripped a backhand winner to claim the third set’s opening game yesterday, Williams let out her loudest shout of the day, leaning forward and rocking both arms. This turned into a test, and she passed it. Williams reached the quarter-finals at Flushing Meadows for a 10th consecutive appearance she was not there last year because she gave birth to her daughter during the tournament by picking her level up after a lull and using 18 aces to beat Kaia Kanepi of Estonia 6-0, 4-6, 6-3. “It wasn’t an easy match at all. She obviously knows how to play,” Williams said. “I was just happy to get through it.” Big-hitting match This was filled with big hitting by both women, along with all manner of shifts in momentum and quality of play. In the 18-minute shutout of the first set, Kanepi was tight, and Williams was pretty much perfect, grabbing 24 of 30 points. But after compiling 14 winners and only two unforced errors in that set, Williams began making mistakes, less and less comfortable as Kanepi grew increasingly so. Kanepi is ranked only 44th, but she has been a top-20 player in the past and has made it to Grand Slam quarter-finals half a dozen times. Sure, that’s nothing compared to Williams’ 23 major titles, but it’s something. Plus, it’s worth remembering this: Kanepi eliminated No. 1 Simona Halep on Day 1 of this tournament. In a blink, Williams had a match on her hands. Kanepi was matching Williams’ power with booming groundstrokes of her own. She was getting better reads on Williams’ serves. And the 36-year-old American began making more and more mistakes. When Williams shanked a backhand return of a 103 mph serve, the match was a little more than an hour old, and it was all tied at a set apiece. That was the first set she had lost against Kanepi of the 10 they had played to that point and the first set Williams had lost at the 2018 US Open, including a 6-1, 6-2 victory over her older sister Venus on Friday night.last_img read more

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Fancied red lions shoot for second straight win

first_imgView comments Powered by fantastic freshmen, La Salle looks poised for a special season after dethroning UP Read Next Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast Far Eastern has lost key players in Prince Orizu, Richard Escoto, Arvin Tolentino and Jasper Parker.In other matches, Colegio de San Benildo battle Marist in the first of the three 11-Under division games starting 8 a.m.San Beda takes on Don Bosco at 9 a.m., while La Salle Greenhills locks horns with Xavier at 10 a.m.In the lone high school match, the Perpetual Help Junior Altas go up against La Salle Greenhills at 5:45 p.m.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s bookscenter_img Mapua had a debut to forget as the Cardinals were blown off the floor by Centro Escolar University, 84-65, in a fight-marred match on Monday.Donald Tankoua scored a game high 24 points and had 11 rebounds in leading the Red past a UP team that has been beefed up by the acquisition of Ricci Rivero and Kobe Paras.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAdamson, Letran and Lyceum, playing without CJ Perez for the first time, are the other squads shooting for win No. 2.The Falcons and the Pirates, powers in their respective leagues, part ways in the 2 p.m. contest. Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN MOST READ The Pirates dispatched of pesky College of St. Benilde, 78-69, while Adamson will be coming into the game fresh from an 89-65 annihilation of Emilio Aguinaldo College.The Pirates still retain the core, which went to back-to-back NCAA Finals and are still formidable even after Perez joined the PBA late last year as the No. 2 pick in the Draft.Adamson looked impressive with their new additions in former Arellano Junior Chief Aaron Fermin and former Baby Falcons stars AP Manlapaz.In the third seniors game, Letran faces debuting Far Eastern University in the 4 p.m. match.The Knights gave first year head coach Bonnie Tan a victory in his return to the tournament after a 78-67 win over rebuilding Jose Rizal University.ADVERTISEMENT NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu San Beda, with its solid core one of the favorites in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup, shoots for its second straight win along with three other sides as action resumes on Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Coming off an impressive 75-66 victory over retooled University of the Philippines in the inaugurals, the Red Lions, the three-time defending NCAA champions, slug it out with Mapua in the 11 a.m. contest and are again tipped as the favorites.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Rey Nambatac repays coach’s trust with clutch performance for Rain or Shine

first_imgSons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nambatac had his hands all over the Elasto Painters’ 11-0 run that closed the game out, including a game-winning triple with 2.3 seconds left put them closer to a semifinals berth.“During that time all I was thinking to myself was give myself the confidence because Blackwater was up in the last two minutes but we didn’t give up,” said Nambatac in Filipino Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“I took my confidence from my teammates because they never gave up so I also needed to work hard because I know it will produce good things for me and that was the game-winning shot.”Nambatac’s first clutch play of the game was his assist to Carl Montgomery with 1:27 left  that closed the gap for Rain or Shine, 80-75, before he followed it up with a steal-to-layup conversion just 13 seconds later to cut the Elite’s lead to three, 80-77. Rey Nambatac was all over the Elastopainters’ game winning run. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Rain or Shine was adamant that its first game in the quarterfinals of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup against Blackwater wouldn’t end in futility.Down a sizeable margin in the final minute and a half, the Elasto Painters fought back with all their might and in the middle of it all was Rey Nambatac who willed his team to an 83-80 Game 1 win.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Marawi hero’ is new commander of Army’s 1st Infantry Division Benefits of township living Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIEScenter_img Beau Belga tips his hat to Rey Nambatac, Elasto Painters for clutch showing Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station Rain or Shine Caloy Garcia then called a timeout with 47 seconds left, settiing up Nambatac to dictate the possession and the 25-year-old guard delivered as he dished out to Gabe Norwood for the three that tied the game, 80-all, with 38.6 seconds remaining.Just like a storybook ending, Nambatac sealed the deal with that gorgeous triple from the left wing over the defense of Roi Sumang.“Before I shot the three, I looked at the clock and saw that it was winding down and Sumang tried to close out that allowed me to fake and create space to shoot,” said Nambatac who had 13 points, six rebounds, and two steals.“I know that even though it was far away I had the confidence that coach Caloy gave me. He’s given me the free will to do what I want on the floor and I want to repay his and my teammates’ trust.”ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted View commentslast_img read more

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Looking back…

first_img…in rageThe “angry young man” wave was launched back in the 1950s by John Osborne’s ground-breaking play, “Look back in Anger”. It expressed the frustration of the lower-class British post WWI generation chafing at the stifling hypocrisies and restrictions of the pre-war mores and sensibilities. For America, which was never so class-stratified but was certainly more racially divided, you’d think there would be an even more intense reaction by the post-war black generation, wouldn’t you?Well, there was the explosion in the race riots in the inner cities, the Black Liberation Movement, and the violent “Black nationalist” movement represented by Malcolm X, with the Black Power Movement even spreading beyond America’s shores. But if the truth be told, even though they let off steam, none of the Black Movements really was geared to mass violence, and they were all overshadowed by MLK’s non-violent Civil Rights Movement.But how did the Whites deal with their angst? From their position of power, they were buoyed upwards by the explosion of prosperity, occasioned by the pre-eminent status of the US state. They could just print money and have the world ship in their back-breaking-produced goods and services produced with blood, sweat and tears. But the contradictions of benefiting from a system based on both internal and external oppression had to create its own disorders.And it certainly did, with psychoses and neuroses peeping out in all sorts of destructive ways. The most prominent being the mass killings perpetrated with increasing frequency in random states. The most recent being the one two days ago in a California bar where an American war veteran opened fire into a massed group of college students, letting off some steam. When these gruesome acts are committed, the establishment is quick to point to “mental issues” of the shooter – this time Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) of the young veteran who’d served in Afghanistan.But the Western European countries, which most resemble the US in background and income, have the same range and rate of mental issues; yet, over the last 30 years, the Americans have had double the number of mass shootings that the 24 European countries combined have had!! So what’s the variable in addition to the collective repressed violent tendencies?The availability of guns is highlighted, of course. While it’s true that guns don’t kill people, and it’s the people with the guns that do; if the guns weren’t there, maybe there mightn’t be so many killings. Maybe…but your Eyewitness doesn’t think so. The same guns are available to Black Americans, and while they’re constantly blamed for gun crimes, they’re almost never mass murderers.These take a specific mindset of historic collective denial of violence.…WITH ANGER AT MONUMENT’S NEGLECTA couple of days ago, there was a very revealing news item from the Essequibo Coast. It showed the Monument to the Martyrs of 1872, at Devonshire Castle, all overrun with bush and weeds. Imagine that!! With all the talk of building monuments to the 1823 rebels, and India building one to Indian Arrival in 1838, one that was dedicated to the first rebellion, which directly led to our independence from Britain, those in power won’t even spend a couple of thousand dollars a week to clear a ten-ten space!!They’ve obviously forgotten that Berbice, Demerara and Essequibo were united as one country – “British Guiana” – only in 1831. Before that, all struggle was against the Government of the COUNTY! When, in 1872, the Indian immigrants refused to work, and five were killed at Devonshire Castle, they were protesting the planters’ not honouring the contract on their hours of work — leading to continued protests culminating in 1948 with the Enmore shootings, PPP formation and independence.How quickly the Government forgets!…AND FORGETTING UNC’S LARGESSEThe Government boycotted the GMSA’s dinner at the Pegasus with TT Opposition Leader, UNC’s Kamla Persad-Bissessar. While feting PNM’s PM Rowley, however, they praised TT for cancelling Burnham’s debt.But it was actually a UNC Govt! Ungrateful or racist?last_img read more

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SHOPS FACING A WHITEWASH BECAUSE OF SNOW – TRADE DOWN 50%

first_imgSHOPS across Donegal have reported their Christmas takings are already down more than 50% compared to last year.Restaurants, pubs, shops and supermarkets were doing very little trade yesterday (SAT) as treacherous roads prevented people from coming into the main towns.McElhinney’s Department Store in Ballybofey was ‘slow’ when donegaldaily.com visited yesterday and similar reports came from Donegal Town. None was that more evident than in Donegal’s biggest shopping hub Letterkenny where the Main Street and outlying retail parks were distinctly lacking in any sign of Christmas cheer.Local businessman Gerard McCormick from Magees Chemists blamed the Government and the NRA for failing to provide enough salt to Donegal.“We have been let down and we have all lost out as a result. This cannot be allowed to happen ever again,” he said.Over at the Link Retail Park, many shops including TK Maxx, Next, Marks and Spencer and Argos were half empty with no queues at tills. The only thing an Argos spokesman said it had sold out of was children’s plastic sleds for the snow.But with many businesses pinning their hopes on yesterday and today as being two of the busiest of the year, the feeling was one of doom and gloom at the Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce.Only last month CEO of the chamber, Toni Forrester, had said she was pleased that the Euro had got weaker against the Pound and that many people were now seeing the value of shopping in Donegal.But yesterday she said she was outraged that the National Roads Authority and the Government had let businesses down by not supplying enough salt to keep the county’s roads clear.““It’s not like they didn’t know this snow was coming – they were told about it weeks ago. “Many roads are like bottles and people are simply not able to come out and shop. It’s a disgrace and the Government and the NRA should hang their heads in shame.“Many businesses were hanging on by the tips of their fingers and this will put them over the edge. The Government forgets that for very €1,000 a shop makes, more than €200 goes back to them in VAT.“Christmas has been a disaster so far and we can’t see it getting better unless the Government does something about getting the roads back in order,” she fumed.In West Donegal roads were left treacherous after the council had been forced to spare their salt leaving many people who had planned to do their Christmas shopping unable to get into towns like Dungloe and Ardara. Some did try to drum up a little business including the Ramada hotel in Letterkenny who were offering ‘Snow Specials’ of just €25 per night.EndsSHOPS FACING A WHITEWASH BECAUSE OF SNOW – TRADE DOWN 50% was last modified: December 18th, 2010 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)last_img read more

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Amazon selling own toys, baby items

first_imgSEATTLE – Amazon.com Inc. said Wednesday it had begun offering its own toys and baby items following a judge’s ruling that ended its retail partnership with Toys R Us Inc. The online retailer’s new online “store” also will include expanded inventory from partners such as Target Corp., spokeswoman Patty Smith said. In March, a New Jersey Superior Court judge found that Amazon.com breached a deal that was supposed to give Toys R Us exclusive rights to supply some toy products on Amazon.com. The ruling allowed the companies to sever their online partnership. Toys R Us has since hired GSI Commerce Inc. to provide technology and customer support for its own Web-based toy and baby products sales. Amazon.com shares fell $1.50, or 3.9 percent, to close at $37.11 Wednesday on the Nasdaq Stock Market.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 MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Amazon.com is appealing the court decision in an effort to reinstate the online retailing deal. Smith would not comment on how that litigation might affect the newly launched toy and baby offering. In June, the Seattle-based online retailer lost a bid to have the breakup halted while it appeals the court decision. In a regulatory filing, the company said operating profits could be hurt by as much as $50 million for all of 2006, including $25 million in the second quarter ended June 30, mainly due to not receiving fees from Toys R Us. Amazon.com forged the partnership with Toys R Us in 2000 after stumbling in its own efforts to sell toys online during the 1999 holiday season. Smith said the company had learned a lot about managing toys inventory since then. “That was a long time ago,” Smith said, noting that the company already operates its own online toy stores in the United Kingdom and Germany. Smith said the new offering will give customers twice the selection it offered while partnering with Toys R Us. last_img read more

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Ex-cop, newsman arrested in abuse case

first_imgLOS ANGELES (AP) – A retired police sergeant and former television reporter was charged Tuesday in connection with several encounters between him and two 12-year-old boys in a cruise ship spa, authorities said. Roderick “Rod” Bernsen, 58, was arrested at the Port of Los Angeles Saturday by FBI agents investigating a complaint by the mother of one of the boys, authorities said. He faces one count of abusive sexual contact. He made his first appearance in federal court Tuesday, where his bail was set at $850,000. “He is shocked and devastated by these charges, as minor as they are,” Bernsen’s attorney, James Epstein, said about his client. ” … and I think we should let this play out in court.” While aboard the Princess cruise ship to Mexico, Bernsen met and befriended the boys after they sneaked into a spa restricted to men and women over the age of 16, according to an FBI affidavit. During an encounter in the steam room, the boys alleged that Bernsen inappropriately touched himself in front of them. They claim he later followed them to shower stalls where he inappropriately touched them, the affidavit said. The boys told their parents about the alleged encounters, which led to a heated discussion between a boy’s mother and Bernsen, the affidavit said. They reported him to the security staff, which also spoke with Bernsen about the complaints. “Bernsen stated that he spoke to the boys, but not in an inappropriate manner,” the document said. Bernsen, who lives in Colorado, was KTTV-TV’s law enforcement specialist until he left the station in 2004. His broadcasting career followed service in the Los Angeles Police Department as a sergeant and spokesman. From late last year until May, he filled in as a host on KFI-AM, Los Angeles’ most popular talk radio station. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’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

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Declan Rice and Mark Noble strike as West Ham comfortably see off Newcastle

first_img Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 2 The visitors rarely tested the West Ham goal, besides a couple of second-half efforts from Salamon Rondon, and remain six points above the relegation zone with nine matches to go.Meanwhile, the Hammers move up into ninth in the Premier League as their unlikely pursuit of a Europa League spot gains momentum.It was fitting that two tenacious midfielders were on the scoresheet on the day West Ham paid tribute to their original enforcer.They officially opened the Billy Bonds Stand in honour of their former captain and record appearance maker, and the great and the good of West Ham including Sir Trevor Brooking, Alvin Martin, Pop Robson and Brian Dear, gave the 72-year-old a guard of honour.Bonds was never capped by England but Rice is expected to receive his first call-up when Gareth Southgate names his latest squad on March 13, providing the paperwork goes through in time. REVEALED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 2 It is Rice’s defensive qualities; shielding the back four, snuffing out attacks and snapping into tackles reminiscent of Bonds in his heyday, which have caught Southgate’s attention.But the 20-year-old has also developed an eye for goal and he opened the scoring after just seven minutes, rising above a static Newcastle defence to nod in a Robert Snodgrass corner.It was a wake-up call for the visitors, but they never really got going all evening. Ayoze Perez did have the ball in the net midway through the first half, but the Spaniard had already been flagged offside.Instead, Bonds looked on as the current West Ham skipper doubled their lead in the 42nd minute. Hernandez won a penalty when he was caught by Florian Lejeune and Noble stepped up to confidently lift his spot-kick past Martin Dubravka and high into the net.Moments before half-time, Issa Diop preserved West Ham’s lead with a goal-saving tackle to deny Fabian Schar.In the second half Hernandez just failed to convert Ryan Fredericks’ cross at the far post and then put Arthur Masuaku’s ball into the sidenetting.Rondon took the game to West Ham in the closing stages but he was denied by last-ditch blocks from Masuaku and Angelo Ogbonna, and a fine save from Lukasz Fabianski, as West Ham capped a special day with a deserved win. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade RANKED huge blow ADVICE LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS no dice Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED MONEY Declan Rice and Mark Noble struck as West Ham sealed a comfortable victory over Newcastle at the London Stadium.Rice opened the scoring in the eighth minute by heading in from Robert Snodgrass’ corner, before Noble crashed home an emphatic penalty after Javier Hernandez was fouled. It was a comfortable victory for West Ham BEST OF Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Declan Rice netted his second West Ham goal last_img read more

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Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development News: February 24, 2017

first_imgIn this week’s web design and development resources roundup, you’ll learn how information architecture and plain language made a federal website more usable, find out how to move your blog from WordPress.com to self-hosted WordPress, discover how to get started with VoiceOver and accessibility, 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 projects!Want more resources like these on a daily basis? Follow me @redcrew on Twitter.Tweet of the Week“As a designer you’re creating a world. Ask yourself what world you want to create and live in.” – @kaleemux #a11yTO #DesignThinking #a11y— Alicia Jarvis (@AJarvis728) February 23, 2017User ExperienceWhat books influenced your user experience career? That’s the question UX Matters asked UX experts. Find out what design books had the greatest influence on experts.Motion has become ingrained in our design process, says Adrian Zumbrunnen (currently at Google). But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t take a step back and think about how we’re using motion in our designs.The reason motion is both so powerful and dangerous is because it absorbs focus.Don’t make user experience a one-person battle. Get support from top-level company staff.Good UX requires top down buy in. One person battles are ineffective.— Patrick Neeman (@usabilitycounts) February 24, 2017Anne Dougherty discusses using information architecture and plain language to make federal websites more usable in her case study of migrating the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Fitness.gov website to a new content management system.AccessibilityWhat steps can you take to improve the accessibility of the content you write? My colleague Anne Haines shares useful tips for making your content accessible to everyone.The release of last month’s Chrome 56 version brought with it the new and improved ChromeVox Next screen reader. Great improvement, with easier commands and a new menu panel. Here’s one of the three short videos to get you started: Did you know that the Document Object Model contains an accessibility tree? That’s what Michael Schofield discovered as he shares what he learned about the accessibility tree.When we use ARIA attributes, we are in part giving instructions to the browser about how to render that accessibility tree.Sue Lockwood walks you through the steps of getting started using VoiceOver on your Mac. She also shares tips for how to check accessibility in websites.WordPressYou have multiple options for setting up an online store, as Nick Schaferhoff explains six ways you can create an ecommerce website in WordPress.Have you used the Post by Email feature in Jetpack to publish your posts? It was my favorite way to post when I used the now defunct Posterous for blogging. Learn 12 other ways you’re losing money when you don’t use Jetpack for WordPress.The new re-sharing feature in WordPress.com allows you to share previously published posts to your social networks (only available to Premium and Business users). And you can create a custom message for each social network. Thanks to WPExplorer for this useful step-by-step guide for moving your blog from WordPress.com to self-hosted WordPress. Worth bookmarking!Speed up your content creation and publishing by finding and adding stock photos without leaving WordPress. The free Instant Images plugin is one I plan to recommend to my clients. Have you used it?CSS and HTMLDo heading outlines need to be fixed? asks my friend Sarah Bourne, in her the myth of automated heading outlines post, a response and discussion about the recent proposal to create a new H element to indicate a heading for a section.The concept of variable fonts…opens up tremendous opportunities for new kinds of responsive typography.says Richard Ritter in getting started with variable fonts, an excerpt from his forthcoming book, Web Typography. Browser support is in the works, expected to arrive in early 2018.You’ve created your new website or web app, congrats! How are you going to let everyone know about it? Check! before you launch provides a great starting point for sharing the news.Andy Kirk discusses and offers element and container query code examples to help you create responsive CSS patterns without media queries. Interesting strategies.What I Found InterestingWith the news about Cloudflare’s bug, and little information about was leaked and who it was leaked to, Ryan Lackey (who formerly worked at Cloudflare) offers advice on how you can deal with it.Some of this data was cached publicly in search engines such as Google, and is being removed. Other data might exist in other caches and services throughout the Internet…Need to add browser chrome to a mockup? Browserframe makes it easy. Create images with browser chrome for Firefox (Mac or Win10), Chrome (Mac or Win10), Edge, Safari, or IE. Here’s an image I created of the Google home page for Firefox on Windows 10.Firefox is testing a new feature that lets you snooze tabs. You schedule the time for the tab to redisplay. Currently available using the Test Pilot Extension.That’s a wrap for this week. 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…RelatedWeekly Roundup of Web Design and Development News: February 10, 2017In this week’s web design and development resources roundup, you’ll learn how to conduct a basic UX audit, find a helpful guide for learning the CSS Grid Layout, discover new features in the latest version of the Chromevox screen reader, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday…In “Web design & development links”Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development News: June 16, 2017In this week’s web design and development resources roundup, you’ll learn what Alan Cooper has to say about conversational interfaces, find out how to navigate a website with a keyboard, discover how to use fr in CSS Grid, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish…In “Web design & development links”Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development News: March 3, 2017In this week’s web design and development resources roundup, you’ll learn about six new useful guides for user research methods, learn why automated accessibility tools may not be the first tool of choice for an audit, find a slew of resources for learning CSS Grid, and more. If you’re new…In “Web design & development links”last_img read more

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National Fly the Flag Day: 2 March 2010

first_imgGear up for the 100 Day Countdown to the 2010 FIFA World Cup™Three million tickets. 64 matches. 32 teams. Approximately 450 000 international visitors. A global television audience of more than 26 billion viewers cumulatively. 48 million proud Bafana Bafana supporters. And billions of rands spent on improving South Africa for the long term beyond the World Cup.This is the spectacle that will greet the world on 11 June 2010 – more than six years after South Africa was chosen as hosts, bringing the largest sporting event in the world to the African continent for the first time.On Tuesday, 2 March, this celebration of football and of Africa’s humanity will be just 100 days away.What will you do on 2 March to mark this important landmark for the country and the international football community?Government, FIFA, the Organising Committee (OC), South African Tourism, the International Marketing Council of South Africa (Brand South Africa) the SABC and a range of partners in the public and private sectors are pooling ideas and initiatives to ensure that 2 March is celebrated with all the passion and vibrancy that the world associates with this young, dynamic country.The national and global highlight of the 2 March festivities countrywide will be a widely publicised event in Durban where government, the OC and FIFA will jointly start the 100 Day Countdown. The 2010 National Communication Partnership of private and public-sector marketers and communicators will implement activities that will add impetus to this national landmark.2 March is therefore earmarked as a day on which South Africans, here and abroad, are called upon to demonstrate their excitement for the tournament, and to display their passion for the country and the beautiful game.It is also a day for previewing how we will open our hearts and homes to the hundreds of thousands of visitors who will soon be driving, flying and sailing to this diverse, scenic and rapidly developing destination at the southern tip of the African continent.From flying the flag and donning Bafana Bafana kit, to feasting on homegrown meals and music, 2 March is a celebration of what the country has already achieved in preparing for the tournament, and a chance to get our hearts and minds into the spirit of the FIFA World Cup.So, what can you do on 2 March? “Fly the Flag” on the day!The 100 Day Countdown builds on the “Fly the flag” initiative, which brings together all who live in South Africa around the country’s national symbols and anthem, and expresses support for Bafana Bafana.Organisation and institutions are invited to host events at midday (12 noon) on 2 March, enabling staff, clients and partners to sing the national anthem, wear the Bafana Bafana kit, dance the Diski and acknowledge the flag.Mini-football, football quizzes, chats about what makes us good hosts and good football supporters and discussing ways in which football can bring us closer as a nation, are among the activities that could serve as in-house team-building exercises.Of course, a simple braai will add to the feel-good factor!Create awareness about the importance of hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ and communicate the important role each of your audiences creates in nation-building.Make Football Fridays a standard celebration in your home, community and officeEach Friday, before and after 2 March, encourage those around you to wear the Bafana Bafana kit and create a “sea of gold” on the streets and inside the stadium when the national team plays. Information on official Bafana Bafana merchandise and licensees can be obtained on the website: SLAM. So, wear your shirt from now onwards, fly your flag and learn the national anthem. Many companies are already hosting Football Fridays and some activation can be viewed on the website: Football Friday.Get into shape with the Diski DanceThe Diski Dance can provide fun and team-building, promoting excitement and national unity. Official Diski dancers can be booked to come to your offices and teach your staff the Diski Dance or add additional excitement at a client function. Please refer to the corporate Diski Pack for more information on how to book your Diski dancers via the website: South Africa 2010.Distribute Proudly South African (made in South Africa) nation-building collateral to be given to your stakeholders on Football FridaysFor organisations, a great way to ignite excitement and national pride is to distribute various collateral elements to stakeholders, including:South African flagsSouth African beanies and scarvesSouth African branded vuvuzela’scredit-card size face-painting kits and more.Individuals and communities can also showcase their participation in many creative forms, whether it is through clean-up campaigns, tree planting and many other activities that involve communities to create long-term legacies that we all can be proud of.Take the World Cup into the classroomThe passion of South Africa’s youth can be unlocked through 100 Day Countdown activities at schools and campuses where curricular or extra-curricular programmes could be used to focus learners’ and students’ attention on the 2 March celebration.Graphic and performance art, essay compilations or competitions, the Diski Dance and other options could be used to mobilise young people.For more information and to discuss ways you can get involved, please contact:Sugen Pillay South African Tourism: Global Events Manager Email: Sugen@southafrica.net Tel: (011) 895 3016Bulelwa Zimba International Marketing Council of South Africa: Marketing Coordinator Email: bulelwaz@brandsouthafrica.com Tel: (011) 483 0122Kholiswa Kleinbooi Government Communications (GCIS) Email: kholiswa@gcis.gov.za Tel: (012) 314 2173last_img read more

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