Ministry of WCD to hold national conference to address under-nutrition

first_img Read Article Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Ministry of WCD to hold national conference to address under-nutrition MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” By salil sule on September 19, 2017 Related Posts Sharecenter_img The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story News Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Three States to be awarded for reducing prevalence of stunting in populationThe Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) will hold the first ever national conference in New Delhi tomorrow on Mission Mode to address under-nutrition in the country. In his briefing in New Delhi recently, the Secretary WCD, Rakesh Srivastava said that this conference is being organized by the Ministry of Women & Child Development in collaboration with Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, keeping in mind the goal of “Malnutrition Free India-2022”.Giving details about the conference, Srivastava said that the government has decided to lay focused attention on this issue and for this said purpose, Ministry of Women and Child Development has identified 113 districts across the States/UTs based on the composite index of NITI Ayong and prevelance of stunting from NFHS-4 data. At least one district has been selected from each State/UTs so that the action taken in the selected district can be emulated in the other districts also, he explained.Srivastava said that the national conference, first of its kind, aims at bringing convergence at District/Block levels of the three key Departments (Health & Family Welfare, ICDS/Social Welfare and Drinking Water and Sanitation) wherein a roadmap would be drawn to evolve an appropriate strategy in tackling the problem of stunting, under-nutrition and wasting comprehensively and conclusively.The conference would be sensitizing the District Collectors/Deputy Commissioners/District Magistrates as well as the District-level officers of Health & Family Welfare, Nutrition (ICDS/SW), Drinking Water & Sanitation Departments in the 113 High Burden Districts along with the Principal Secretaries/Secretaries, in-charge of these three Departments of all States/UTs on a multitude of topics relating to stunting, under-nutrition and wasting and the key strategic interventions which are urgently required.The District Magistrates/District Collectors/Deputy Commissioners in these 113 high burden districts, through a dashboard, will regularly monitor and review the schemes covering the aspects of nutrition across the line departments within their jurisdiction at least once in a three month period. Such a review and monitoring at district level would be done in an exclusively and dedicated manner (between 1st to 10th of January, April, July and October every year) to address implementation of schemes having a direct bearing on nutrition and Health.Srivastava said that three States will be awarded at the conference tomorrow. These three states will be awarded for showing good progress in the area of reduction in stunting as measured between NFHS-3 and NFHS-4. These States are Chattisgarh, Arunachal Pradesh and Gujarat.Joint Secretary WCD, Dr Rajesh Kumar said that several important steps have already been taken by the WCD Ministry recently for a multipronged strategy to manage malnutrition. This includes training ICDS functionaries, developing a curriculum for ECCE, food fortification guidelines among others. He further stated that the WCD Ministry has developed a world class software ‘ICDS-CAS’ for real time monitoring of nutrition related parameters in 8 States. This system is one of its kind in the world and 60,000 Anganwadis have already been given tablets to report growth parameters on a daily basis with the help of this system, Dr Kumar explained. last_img read more

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10 Hurt In Tennessee Salon Crash

first_imgKINGSTON, Tenn. – A driver who appeared to be having a seizure plowed his van into a busy Tennessee beauty salon on Tuesday, injuring at least 10 people and trapping some behind debris, witnessess and hospital officials said.Rescuers used pieces of lumber to shore up the badly damaged shop and spent at least an hour pulling victims from the rubble, witnesses said. Six people were airlifted to a trauma center, including at least one in critical condition.Employee Tiffany Coy, 38, said she was trapped inside a back room with a customer after the van tore through the front of the packed Classic Styles salon about 30 miles west of Knoxville. Another eyewitness said it looked like the van was parked inside the salon after the crash.“The whole place moved like there was an earthquake then smoke started pouring under the door,” Coy said as she tried to clean up among bottles of spilled hair products and bent hairstyling chairs.Coy said Tuesday is the small salon’s busiest day of the week, and all four stylists had customers in their chairs at the time of the crash. She said she had to wait until rescue workers freed her and her customer from the debris blocking the door to the back room.Eyewitness Kim Watson said in telephone interview that that the driver of the van struck another car before hitting the front of the salon, and that he appeared to be having a seizure when he was pulled from the van.last_img read more

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Empat Tahun Pasca Hilangnya MH370, Malaysian Airlines Rilis Laporan Investigasi,Terpaksa Tidur di Bandara? 6 Tips Ini Bisa Anda Coba!

first_imgSumber: uk.businessinsider.com Kendati sudah lebih dari empat tahun pasca kejadian, namun misteri hilangnya Malaysia Airlines dengan nomor penerbangan MH370 masih belum terungkap hingga kini. Banyak spekulasi yang beredar di masyarakat mengenai hilangnya pesawat yang tengah memboyong 239 penumpang dan awak kabin ini, namun semua belum terbukti kebenarannya. Mulai dari kecelakaan, dibajak, hingga yang paling aneh adalah diculik oleh alien merupakan spekulasi yang berkembang di masyarakat.Baca Juga: Penyidik Asal Australia Temukan Puing yang Dianggap Sebagai Serpihan Malaysia Airlines MH370!Dilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari laman cbc.ca (30/7/2017), Pemerintah Malaysia merilis sebuah Laporan Investigasi Keselamatan, dimana isi dari laporan setebal 449 halaman tersebut merinci setiap aspek dari penerbangan yang mengudara pada 8 Maret 2014 dari Kuala Lumpur menuju Beijing ini. Seperti yang kita ketahui bersama, semuanya berjalan secara normal hingga akhirnya pesawat nahas ini hilang dari radar ketika beralih jalur dan terbang menuju Samudera Hindia. Sebanyak 19 penyelidik internasional yang turut terlibat dalam pencarian MH370 melihat semua kemungkinan yang menyebabkan hilangnya pesawat ini – mulai dari kondisi cuaca, hingga ke riwayat perawatan dan komponen dari Boeing 777 yang digunakan. Latar belakang keuangan perusahaan, kesehatan awak kabin sebelum mengudara, baterai lithium-ion, hingga buah manggis yang ada di dalam kargo pun tidak bisa disimpulkan menjadi sebuah konklusi yang sahih.Namun para penyelidik tersebut mengarahkan satu hipotesa yang tidak mungkin terjadi, yaitu MH370 mengalami kerusakan mesin. “Tidak ada bukti yang menunjukkan bahwa pesawat mengalami kerusakan mesin yang akhirnya merubah arah penerbangan dari rencana yang diajukan sebelum mengudara,” tutur salah satu investigator. “Riwayat perawatan pesawat pun tidak mengindikasikan MH370 memiliki masalah yang berkontribusi dalam kasus hilangnya pesawat ini,” tandasnya.Membaca dari laporan awal, para investigator lalu berspekulasi bahwa sistem dari pesawat MH370 ini telah dimanipulasi oleh pihak ketiga. “Kemungkinan intervensi oleh pihak ketiga tidak dapat dikecualikan,” terangnya.Kepala investigator, Kok Soo Chon mengatakan bahwa dirinya berserta tim percaya kalau ada ‘aksi terselubung’ yang dilakukan oleh oknum dalam penerbangan tersebut, dengan cara mengubah rute penerbangan dan mematikan sistem komunikasi. “Semuanya dilakukan secara manual dan sengaja, tapi kami tidak berpikiran bahwa hal tersebut dilakukan oleh sang pilot,” ujanrnya.Baca Juga: 11 Kasus Misterius Dalam Dunia PenerbanganEmpat tahun telah berlalu, dengan area pencarian lebih dari 12.000 kilometer persegi hanya menghasilkan 27 puing yang diduga berasal dari MH370. Apakah benar MH370 dibajak? Namun oleh siapa pesawat itu dibajak? Satu yang hampir dapat dipastikan adalah, pesawat ini jatuh di Samudera Hindia karena kehabisan bahan bakar. Lalu kalau begitu, mengapa bangkainya hingga saat ini tidak diketemukan? Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedMasih Misterius, Penyidik Perancis Curigai Adanya Peran Entitas Ketiga di Insiden Hilangnya MH37031/10/2018In “Featured”Insinyur Aeronautika Sebut Kapten MH370 Sematkan Kode di Foto Keluarga16/12/2019In “Featured”MH370 (Kembali) Tampak di Google Maps, Akankah Menjawab Teka-Teki Terbesar di Sektor Aviasi Global?04/09/2018In “Basis Aplikasi”last_img read more

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Guilty plea in smuggling of Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig

first_imgIn this Sept. 19, 2014, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig doubles off a pitch from Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Eric Jokisch, during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida businessman pleaded guilty Tuesday to taking part in a conspiracy to smuggle Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig out of Cuba in return for a sizable cut of the outfielder’s multimillion-dollar salary.Gilberto Suarez, 40, entered the plea Tuesday before U.S. District Judge Robert Scola, who set a March 6 sentencing date. The alien smuggling conspiracy charge carries a maximum of 10 years in prison, although Suarez is likely to get a more lenient sentence under his plea deal with prosecutors.Investigators and court documents say Suarez was one of the Miami-based financiers of the 2012 smuggling venture in which Puig was taken by boat from Cuba to a fishing village near Cancun, Mexico, eventually crossing into the U.S. at Brownsville, Texas, on July 3 of that year. In return, the financiers were getting a percentage of the seven-year, $42 million contract Puig signed with the Dodgers.Court documents show Suarez got $2.5 million from Puig’s contract. He agreed with prosecutors to forfeit a house, a condominium and a Mercedes-Benz to the government that are traceable to the money from Puig. Suarez also is forfeiting several guns.The plea deal also requires Suarez to give up any interest in another Cuban player’s contract, shortstop Aldemys Diaz, a minor leaguer in the St. Louis Cardinals’ system. The court documents do not provide any details on Diaz’s defection or whether Suarez played a role in it.Initially the players were only identified by their initials in court documents, but Scola made sure Assistant U.S. Attorney Ron Davidson put their names in the public record.“It’s pretty much the worst kept secret in the world,” Scola said.The plea is the second in Miami federal court this year involving the smuggling of a Cuban baseball player into the U.S. Last month, 41-year-old Eliezer Lazo was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for conspiring to smuggle 1,000 Cubans, including baseball players such as Texas Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin.In that case, court documents detailed how Cuban human smuggling ventures through Mexico must pay fees and tribute to cocaine trafficking cartels, such as the Zetas gang.Under the U.S. “wet foot, dry foot” policy, Cubans who make it to U.S. soil are generally allowed to remain, while those intercepted at sea are returned to the communist island.For Cuban baseball players, there’s an added incentive to go through a third country such as Mexico before signing a Major League Baseball contract. If they come directly to the U.S., they would be subject to the MLB draft and likely sign a less lucrative deal. Going to Mexico first makes them free agents who can sign with the highest bidder.Last season, the 24-year-old Puig hit .296 with 16 home runs and 69 runs batted in. In his first season, Puig finished second in voting for National League rookie of the year._____Follow Curt Anderson on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Miamicurtlast_img read more

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First 30 minutes of WWE Evolution will be telecasted on Twitter for the world…

first_imgAdvertisement 34wkp5NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs37r9Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Edn( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 96Would you ever consider trying this?😱o9xsCan your students do this? 🌚bboduRoller skating! Powered by Firework Advertisement WWE have partnered up with Twitter for the first ever all women’s PPV Evolution this Sunday on October 28. The social media powerhouse will simulcast the first 30 minutes of the show on the WWE, Twitter Live and Twitter Sports handle, airing live from Uniondale, NY at 7 p.m. Eastern (4:30 am IST).Similarly, Evolution will be available as always on the WWE Network while Indian viewers can watch the event live on Sony Ten 1 and Sony Ten 3 in English and Hindi commentary respectively.Advertisement Furthermore, WWE will also be live streaming seven-hours of content from the past on their Twitter, Facebook and YouTube page on Saturday afternoon from 3 p.m. Eastern (12:30 a.m. IST) onwards. Historic championship matches, episodes from WWE Network specials such as WWE 24 and Ride Along is in store for the fans to binge watch non-stop.As per the PPV, seven matches have been lined up for this groundbreaking event. The Women’s Championships from RAW, SmackDown and NXT are all being defended in singles competition while Toni Storm will clash against Io Shirai in the finals of the Mae Young Classic.Advertisement Over 50 female superstars are set to take part this Sunday night with Hall of Famers and legends all making their return for one night only. Meanwhile, Alexa Bliss has been ruled out due to injury but The Goddess will be present ringside to support her friends Mickie James and Alicia Fox as they battle Lita and Trish Stratus in tag team action. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Race to find king or queen

first_imgBy Melissa MeehanDOES someone at your netball or football club have what it takes to be the Star News Group’s…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Fire false alarm

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OWN A PIECE OF HORSERACING HISTORY & ASSIST AN AMAZING CHARITY!

first_imgWHERE: The auction will take place at The Clayton Hotel onWHEN: Thursday August 3rd (Ladies Day on race week)Auction at7.30pm Sharp.All proceeds of the auction will go directly to Dogs for the Disabled.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email WHAT: Charity AuctionIn advance of HoundDog Dog Grooming’s annual Charity HoundDog Ball which will be held in the Salthill Hotel on 24th September 2017  – Keane Mahony Smith are delighted to preside over the auction of legendary jockey A.P. McCoy’s signed Jodphurs.The jodhpurs are framed and signed by A.P. McCoy. Included in the frame are pictures from the race and the race card. This is a must for any horse racing enthusiast. A. P. McCoy crossed the winning post first to take the Cheltenham Gold Cup 2012 on “Synchronised”.  HoundDog Dog Grooming is offering you the opportunity to own a piece of history and support a fantastic charity – Dogs for the Disabled. Legendary Jockey A. P. McCoy’s Jodphurs are up for Auction on Ladies Day at the Clayton Hotel! WHO: The auction will be presided over by Shelagh McGann, Keane Mahony Smith Auctioneers, who were established in Galway in 1967 – celebrating 40 years of business this year.  Shelagh has had a long affiliation with the Galway Races.  Her grandfather was a lifetime racing enthusiasist.  Along with his love for the Galway races, Shelagh’s father provides a sanctuary for retired racehorses. www.kmsgalway.comHoundDog Dog Grooming Galway opened their doors at No. 3 Raven’s Terrace in 2015 and have been providing expert grooms at competitive prices.  They also offer dogfood, toys, treats and accessories.  Owners Ruth Shortt and James Kennedy take their Social Corporate Responsibility very seriously and are committed to raising money for a different charity annually.  Dogs for the Disabled are 2017’s chosen charity. www.hounddog.ieDogs for the Disabled is a unique charity founded in 2007 to improve the lives of children and adults living with physical disabilities in Ireland. They are comprised mainly of volunteers and receive no government funding to provide their service.  www.dogsfordisabled.ieGriffin Solutions International (GSI), Training & Development provide bespoke Customer Experience Evaluation and Training Solutions to the Hospitality,  Retail and Service Sectors. Equally committed to Corporate Social Responsibility they have joined HoundDog to provide their exceptional PR and Event Management skills.  Established in Galway by Lisa Chalfa in 2014, Griffin Solutions boasts an extensive client list in Ireland, the USA and are currently due to enter the UK market in the latter part of this year.   www.griffinsolutionsint.comlast_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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Augmented Reality & The Web: Present and Future Scenarios

first_imgrichard macmanus Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Internet of Things#Trends#web Augmented Reality (AR) is when virtual graphics and/or data are overlaid onto real world objects. Many of you have seen this portrayed in movies such as Minority Report and The Matrix. It still seems a bit far fetched in 2009, yet there are apps that are beginning to make it a reality. One is Wikitude, an Android mobile app that mixes location imagery with information from Wikipedia. We first noticed it back in May 2008, when it was announced as one of the winners of the Android Developer Challenge. Wikitude is described on its website as “a mobile travel guide for the Android platform based on location-based Wikipedia and Qype content.” Essentially it allows users to overlay information from Wikipedia onto a photo of a certain location, via Mobile Google Maps. It currently supports 350,000 locations by GPS or by address. Wikitude was launched at the same time as the G1 phone in October 2008 and is currently available in the Android Market. Here’s a video of how it works:(via Latitude‘s FriendFeed page)Wikitude represents perhaps the first stage of what is possible with AR. Microsoft recently released a video that shows other future scenarios for AR: (via Literanista)Microsoft’s Surface app, released in May 2007, is a pointer to this future.There are many potential scenarios for AR. A popular one is doing your grocery shopping and checking information on your mobile phone (or AR glasses!) about price, specials, reviews, comparisons with competing products, etc. With the rise of RFID chips and technology such as that being developed by Microsoft, this type of scenario isn’t too far away.Another interesting consideration is that social software will have a big role to play in future AR apps. For example when walking down the street, you could use your mobile phone to point to a restaurant, and overlaid on a photo of the restaurant would be customer reviews, recommendations, and other relevant user generated data. (inspiration from Rafael Torres)Let us know other apps that are doing interesting things with AR technology mixed with the Internet. And of course we’d love to hear about your favorite future AR scenarios!For more on this topic, read Alex Iskold’s post from July 1007 Digital Life vs Life Digital: Our Inevitable Digital Future and Marshall Kirkpatrick’s from March 2008 User Interfaces Rapidly Adjusting to Information Overload.center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

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