St. Elizabeth farmers receive more help from Alpart

first_imgRelatedSt. Elizabeth farmers receive more help from Alpart RelatedSt. Elizabeth farmers receive more help from Alpart FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail MANDEVILLE — As part of ongoing efforts to cushion the effects of the temporary cessation in bauxite mining, mining company Alpart, and its community council is providing $3 million in agricultural assistance to farmers in St. Elizabeth. At the handing over ceremony held on April 18, at the Alpart Sport Club, in Nain, in the parish, the farmers received 450 vouchers valued at $2.7 million, from Alpart, while the Alpart Community Council gave 45 spray pumps valued at $300,000. “The Council has decided to implement a revolving spray pump system in our communities. The pumps will be available to all bonafide farmers in their respective communities and will be used on a scheduled basis,” explained Administrator of the Alpart Community Council, Camilla Blake. “For example, if there are 20 farmers in Nain, all these farmers will have access to the pumps… logistics in terms of who get the pumps when and for how long will be worked out and managed by our representatives. This programme will complement Alpart’s stimulus programme, and agricultural development is critical in safeguarding our ability to feed ourselves,” Miss Blake added. Guest speaker at the ceremony and Chief Technical Director at the Ministry of Agriculture, Dr. Marc Panton, said he was pleased with the work of the Community Council, and the spirit of the residents. He said the donations will further boost their effort to engage in best practices. “What we see is a community willing to volunteer, give their time, work together and drive their own development. It says there is opportunity to develop, to grow and to increase your efficiency and become better farmers,” Dr. Panton stated. By GARFIELD L. ANGUS, JIS REGIONAL OFFICE RelatedSt. Elizabeth farmers receive more help from Alpart St. Elizabeth farmers receive more help from Alpart AgricultureApril 26, 2011 Advertisementslast_img read more

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Lots To Do On Saturday

first_imgDog Park Grand OpeningBeginning at 1p, there will be a ribbon cutting for the Humane Society of Washington County’s new dog park at the Salem Animal Shelter on Joseph Street. An open house will follow until 3p. Light refreshments will be served.Pekin BooThe Washington County Artisans and Farmers with the Pekin Betterment Committee and Pierce Polk Fire D…ept, will host Pekin Boo, on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Pekin Park. The event will take place from 6-9 pm.  Vendors will distribute treats. Fire trucks will be on hand. There willalso be face painting, free cotton candy and popcorn. Halloween Event at the VillageWSLM, The Salem Parks and Recreation and many Salem businesses and groups will be presenting a Halloween Event at the Stevens Museum on Saturday, Oct. 26, 6-7:30 pm.  Children may enjoy cookies, hot dogs, hot chocolate, candy and other activities.  A Halloween movie will also be shown.  Seating is limited.  Free tickets will be distributed at the Park and Rec. booth during the event.  Contact the Museum at 883-6495 or Park and Rec at 883-2895 or the Salem Library at 883-5600 for more information.Halloween BashTonight Alive  at Center Peace in Salem. Face painting starts at 4:30, Zombie Walk 5:45 to the Pioneer Village, open mic: musicians invited to pre form…sign up and preform 15 min. Short Notice band and others. Costume contest and concessions available. Music starts at 5pm.  Bring your lawn chair. Free…asking for a donation to local food bank.Haunted Playground from 7 to 9 PM in Campbellsburg at Cburg Childcare the corner of Oak and Franklin Streets. Cburg Childcare is hosting a fundraiser for the Washington County Food Bank. Admission to the Haunted Playground is one can good or $1. All food and donations collected will go to the food bank. Be ready for thrills, chills, and if you make it through a treat at the end!last_img read more

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Donegal scientist leads project which detected mysterious radio signals from deep space

first_imgAn Irish scientist has helped design a massive telescope which has helped astronomers collect mysterious sounds from a distant galaxy.What the sounds are or why they were caused is still unknown.But the group of scientists, who are based in Canada, say the radio waves come from a staggering 1.5 billion light years away. Donegal man Jojo Boyle is a scientist and manager of the group which is based in Montreal which has helped design the CHIMES project which made the discovery.His role was to manage the construction of the telescope and the supercomputer systems.He also managed the development of the software that processes the data from the telescope.Mr Boyle gave some indication of the complexity of building such a huge telescope. He revealed “CHIME is a marvel of modern technology. It produces and searches through over 100 million GigaBytes of data per day – more data than is used by all the mobile phones in the world.“A hundred-million Gigabytes is too much data to store, so it must be processed in real time on a supercomputer that has been built inside five shipping containers right under the telescope.“Even over this short distance, it takes almost 200km of fibre optic cable to move this enormous amount of data from the telescope to the shipping containers – enough to stretch all the way from Glencolmcille to Fanad – imagine this could solve all of Donegal’s broadband issues!”Mr Boyle said he is looking forward to returning to his native Dungloe in West Donegal in March to speak to students about his work.Over the past 25 years, he has worked on and managed many world-class science projects, some for NASA and most in remote places like Arizona, Antarctica, the Arctic and now Canada. “I am looking forward to coming home in March and am excited to visit our local schools to talk my work as it is important to show young people that, even if you are from Donegal, the sky is not necessarily the limit,” he said.The CHIME observatory, located in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, consists of four 100-metre-long, semi-cylindrical antennas, which scan the entire northern sky each day.The telescope only got up and running last year, detecting 13 of the radio bursts almost immediately, including the repeater.Donegal scientist leads project which detected mysterious radio signals from deep space was last modified: January 11th, 2019 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:CHIMEdonegaldungloeJojo Boyletelescopelast_img read more

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July 19, 2019 Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development News

first_imgThanks to ManageWP for this in-depth explanation of what website blacklisting is and what to do if your website is blacklisted.CSS and HTMLIf you’ve been working on the web more than 10 years, your first introduction to CSS margins was probably the box model. In this week’s Smashing Magazine post, Rachel Andrew takes a deep dive into CSS margins, explaining how they interact with each other and how margins collapse. MDN is conducting their first annual Web Developer & Designer survey to help browser vendors learn what we need, and how vendors can prioritize feature development. Take the 20-minute survey and share your thoughts. Browser inconsistencies lead to a negative end user experience, says Greg Whitworth. I couldn’t agree more! The select element is one of several controls where developers and designers struggle with styling. Learn what Whitworth proposes in his initial thoughts on standardizing form controls.It’s been incredible to watch the advancements in browser dev tools for the past 10+ years, and they keep getting better. Chris Nwamba walks you though debugging CSS Grid with Firefox Dev tools, using Firefox Developer Edition. What I Found InterestingWith the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing this week, there were so many incredible stories and news about the event that I could barely keep up! Here are some of my favorites. Imagine you’re ten years old, watching the Apollo 11 moon landing. And then finding you have an unexpected role to play in the Apollo 11 mission [three-minute podcast].Technology, data visualization, and analytics helped Apollo 11 land on the moon. But centuries-old navigation charts were crucial for the mission, as Andy Cotgreave discovered.By mirroring the layout of stars and constellations in the night sky in a star chart, it was possible for astronauts to work out the correct course for a spacecraft during a space mission.Dozens of people were inside Kennedy Space Center Launch Control Center when the rocket took off. But there was only one woman in the room, JoAnn Morgan, the instrumentation controller. Learn about Morgan’s 45-year career at NASA and how she broke the glass ceiling for women.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…RelatedMay 31, 2019 Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development NewsIn this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn 8 tips for conducting user interviews over the phone, find an updated guide for maintaining content in WordPress, discover a tool to generate CSS Grid markup, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a…In “Web design & development links”November 8, 2019: My Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development NewsIn this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn how to create online experiences that work well for older people, find a recap of the annual WordPress State of the Word, discover new underline CSS properties, 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: June 15, 2018In this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn how to calculate the requirements for content staffing, find out how to meet web accessibility guidelines for authoring books, discover how the new Shape Path editor in Firefox works, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday…In “Web design & development links” In this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn what to consider as you create voice user interfaces, find out how to make your online store accessible, discover how a ten-year-old played an unexpected role in the Apollo 11 moon landing mission, 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 Week”There are a lot of people who are doing the right thing already; they don’t know its called accessibility, they just think it’s called good web design”. Makoto Ueki @mak_en #A11y #Inclusion #DigitalAccessibility Experts pic.twitter.com/wPqDtwifRn— Hassell Inclusion (@HassellInc) July 19, 2019 User ExperienceAs more technology is being controlled by voice, how will designers adjust their thinking to create voice user interfaces for everyday products and services?The new Twitter design has everyone talking. Arielle Pardes gets the inside story of Twitter’s new redesign, talking with the three-member team who led the first redesign in seven years. Who reads messages about privacy policy updates? This week, I did. Don’t roll your eyes. Discover why I give Uptime Robot a UX win for their privacy policy message. (A model I wish other organizations would follow.) In their latest post of Cooper Professional Education’s Journal series, Teresa Brazen highlights the five essential principles of design-driven organizations and how to make them a part of your company’s culture. AccessibilityDoesn’t it make sense to use universal design to create a positive onboarding experience that is accessible to all employees, argues Nicholas Farman.Creating an accessible ecommerce website is a lot easier when you focus on it from the project start.When it comes down to making your online store accessible, the important thing is to take the time to understand how those with disabilities will use your site. If you missed Jeannette Washington’s Accessibility Talks presentation last month, check out my recap of What’s Dyslexia Got to Do With It. University of Minnesota researcher Chen-Fu Liao is developing an app that uses Bluetooth to help visually impaired pedestrians navigate city streets. Plans are to test the app in Stillwater, Minnesota in late 2019.WordPressWith multiple users, user management on your WordPress site is crucial. I once took on a new client site where every user, over nine people, was an administrator of the site. Including two people who left the organization a year earlier. I quickly updated roles and removed the two people as users. For everyone using the All-in-One WP Migration plugin, update immediately. The latest All-in-One WP Migration version updates a cross-site scripting vulnerability. Looking for tips for your WooCommerce store? Here you go.This coming Monday, July 22nd, we’ll be co-hosting a Twitter chat with our pals @bluehost.Join us from 2pm ET/1pm CT to get tips and resources for both new and existing online stores. ✍️Follow along with the hashtag #BHChat. pic.twitter.com/VKQci6HqRz— WooCommerce (@WooCommerce) July 19, 2019last_img read more

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W3C Announces MathML 3, New Standards for Math on the Web

first_imgGrowing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid Tags:#hack#Tools W3C has announced the third version of its standards for the inclusion of mathematical expressions in Web pages. MathML (Mathematical Markup Language) is aimed to make math on the Web more accessible and more international. While the basic markup remains the same, this version brings to it some improvements for assistive technology, as well as for formulas in languages that are written from right to left. The MathML standard is supported in a number of applications already, beyond just websites – eBooks, equation editors, screen readers, braille displays, and computational software, for example. And it’s part of the larger W3C Open Web Platform, which includes HTML5, CSS and SVG. As browsers expand their support for HTML5, MathML support will be included. This means that embedding math in Web documents will become easier, and math software can more easily publish to HTML.In announcing the new version, W3C stresses three areas: accessibility, education, and international interoperability. As testimony from Adil Allawi, Technical Director of Diwan Software Limited, an Arabic language software publisher makes clear, math – on the Web at least – is yet to be an “international language”: “We have been working for the past five years converting Arabic school books to electronic documents, but we have always faced problems with mathematical books which rely on custom layout and fonts,” he says.An Example of MathMLHere’s an emaple of how MathML works in order to represent the equation “x squared plus 4x plus 4 equals 0 The first example uses presentational tags, the second semantic tags.Presentational tags:Semantic tags: Related Posts 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac…center_img Why You Love Online Quizzes How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? audrey watterslast_img read more

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New Presentation Services From Zoho and Snap

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market We have written earlier about ways to dress up your PowerPoints with Zurb’s Reel and Arctic Fox. There are several other players getting into the game with presentation apps and add-ons that go beyond just making your slides more attractive. New this week are tools from Zoho.com, and Trivantis’ Snap by Lectora.Snap is a $99 Windows add-on app for PowerPoint that creates a Flash file. You can capture voice narration for each slide and add various other visual and Web content. You synchronize your slide animations and sound tracks with the tool and then can publish it online. It adds a ribbon to your menu commands as you see in the screen shot below.Zoho has long had its own Show presentation software but last week announced v3 with more gee-gaws such as dynamic shapes, richer image editing, and better transitions and wizzy effects. But it isn’t all just eye candy; users can chat with their collaborators and instantly see all changes to a presentation, and embed and share presentations inside Web pages too. Show is free for personal use. Brainshark also has plans to introduce a new tool here sometime next month, and we’ll add the specifics in the comments. The big elephant in this corner is Adobe’s Presenter software. There are also other more expensive software tools geared towards presentations. What is interesting about Zoho and Snap is how they are beginning to blur the boundaries between the presentation slide data and the SaaS service that hosts the presentation or delivers particular online content to it. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Tags:#Announcements#cloud#How To center_img david strom Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

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Optimize Your Infrastructure with the Intel Xeon D

first_imgIn case you missed it, we just celebrated the launch of the Intel Xeon processor D product family. And if you did miss it, I’m here to give you all the highlights of an exciting leap in enterprise infrastructure optimization, from the data center to the network edge.The Xeon D family is Intel’s 3rd generation 64-bit SoC and the first based on Intel Xeon processor technology. The Xeon D weaves the performance of Xeon processors into a dense, lower-power system-on-a-chip (SoC). It suits a unique variety of use cases, ranging from dynamic web serving and dedicated web hosting, to warm storage and network routing.Secure, Scalable StorageThe Xeon D’s low energy consumption and extremely high performance make it a cost-effective, scalable solution for organizations looking to take their data centers to the next level. By dramatically reducing heat and electricity usage, this product family offers an unrivaled low-powered solution for enterprise server environments.Server systems powered by the new Intel Xeon D processors offer fault-tolerant, stable storage platforms that lend themselves well to the scalability and speed clients demand. Large enterprises looking for low-power, high-density server processors for their data stacks should keep an eye on the Xeon D family, as these processors offer solid performance per watt and unparalleled security baked right into the hardware.Cloud Service Providers Take Note1&1, Europe’s leading web hosting service, recently analyzed Intel’s new Xeon D processor family for different cloud workloads such as storage or dedicated hosting. The best-in-class service utilizes these new processors to offer both savings and stability to their customers. According to 1&1’s Hans Nijholt, the technology has a serious advantage for enterprise storage companies as well as SMB customers looking to pass on savings to customers:“The [Xeon D’s] energy consumption is extremely low and it gives us very high performance. Xeon D has a 4x improvement in memory and lets us get a much higher density in our data center, combined with the best price/performance ratio you can offer.”If you’re looking to bypass existing physical limitations, sometimes it’s simply a matter of taking a step back, examining your environment, and understanding that you have options outside expansion. The Xeon D is ready to change your business — are you ready for the transformation?We’ll be revealing more about the Xeon D at World Hosting Days; join us as we continue to unveil the exciting capabilities of our latest addition to the Xeon family!If you’re interested in learning more about what I’ve discussed in this blog, tune in to the festivities and highlights from CeBit 2015Opens in a new window.To continue this conversation, connect with me on LinkedIn or use #ITCenter.last_img read more

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