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first_imgRelated Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Of course, we do have a features wishlist for the site. We want a mobile app, and we want to be able to have more control over article and post sources. Since the user interface is so carefully crafted, we’d like to see a few themes or more graphics customization. While we’re on graphics, with the cool image view option already in place, why not have image searches, or searches for other kinds of multimedia content? Also, we’d like to be able to see the content author, when available; and we definitely would like to see more blogs added to the curated list here. Finally, while most of the posts and articles returned for each topic were spot-on, there were a few oddballs (a crime story filed under “fonts” and a Microsoft story in “startups” come to mind).Nevertheless, it’s prettily put-together and a great offering overall. We suggest you give it a shot, and please leave your feedback in the comments! The initial page design I got was scannable, legible, digestible. Within seconds, I’d found out that Robert Plant was knighted, a whole bunch of really great fonts were available free on one website, and a post I wrote about startups was topping the charts for articles on entrepreneurs. jolie odell Another day, another way to find, sort, and digest the firehose of online content. Right?This time, we bring you something very exciting. Guzzle.it is one of the cleanest, coolest, most intuitive, most customizable news dashboards we’ve seen. It’s lightning fast to set up and makes finding and reading news and blog posts that are hyper-relevant very easy, indeed. It reminds us of a more personalized Alltop or one of the nifty, custom-built dashboards a tech journalist might have. Best of all, it allows for multiple fields of interest and creative layouts. Guzzle.it just might change how you read the Internet.Without any account creation required, users are invited to search for topics. Keywords are suggested when appropriate. Users can group as many topics as they like or use separators to segregate different types of content.For example, I decided to sign up for news on tech, design, and rock & roll. I dragged, dropped, and renamed the topics and separators until I had the page layout that I thought would suit me best. Tags:#start#startups Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Awesome so far, no? But it gets even better.I clicked on the gear icons next to each topic and found I had even more options to customize the look and feel of my news dashboard. As you can see, image views are available, and expanded views (for topics with more information than will fit into a single column) allow for extended reading. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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first_imgZack Semke is the manager of business development at Hammer & Hand, a company specializing in high-performance building with offices in Washington and Oregon. Air managementThe air barrier for the project is a layer of OSB with taped seams (A), sandwiched between the existing 2×4 stud wall and a new 2×4 wall built immediately inboard. This location protects the air barrier from inadvertent occupant damage (nail holes from hanging artwork, for example) on into the future. This is the third of four posts delving into the anatomy of high-performance wall assemblies, beginning with the Karuna House in Oregon. This week’s post explains our approach at the Glasswood Passive House Retrofit. RELATED ARTICLES Creating High-Performance WallsHigh-Performance Walls, Part 2High Performance Walls, Part 4 Vapor managementBoth the OSB and EPS are vapor retarders, making the assembly semi-vapor permeable in both directions (B). The EPS warms the structural plywood sheathing so that moisture remains in vapor form and can diffuse out of the assembly harmlessly. The ventilated rainscreen cavity (A) adds modest drying capacity to this semi-permeable assembly, but its main purpose in this context is to dry the cladding and facilitate drainage of bulk water. Heat managementThe two 2×4 stud walls (B) are filled with high-density cellulose insulation for a combined center of cavity insulative value of R-26. Two inches of continuous EPS foam insulation (A) adds another R-9 to the assembly, and is only modestly thicker than the exterior insulation required by code. The sum of these three layers of insulation, plus sheet goods and air films, is R-33 (whole wall) or R-39 (center of cavity). Water managementThe Hardie siding (A) provides the first line of defense from water intrusion, with a rainscreen cavity (C) behind that allowing water to drain away. A layer of 60-minute building paper (B) provides the next line of defense, while a continuous layer of DensGlass sheathing immediately outboard of the EPS serves as the final water barrier and adds code-required fire resistance to the assembly. A little extra insulation, a second stud wall, and a bit of attention to detail on air sealing brought a code-required envelope retrofit into über-efficient Passive House territory.Next: The grand finale in our Evolution of Enclosure wall assembly series covers the Madrona Passive House. All four analyses are part of our building science exhibit, “Evolution of Enclosure,” that recently completed a 5-week showing at AIA Portland’s Center for Architecture. As a Passive House retrofit project (the first such effort on a commercial building in North America), Glasswood presented unique opportunities and challenges to solve for its high-performance wall assembly design. Because code already required new exterior insulation, structural sheathing, and added fire resistance, the extra effort to attain Passive House certification — air sealing and thicker insulation — was modest. But the team did need to figure out what to do with the existing stud wall.last_img read more

3 12 19

first_imgIn what is being seen as a reconciliatory move, Samajwadi party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday met his father, Mulayam Singh Yadav, with whom he has been fighting a bitter battle, and invited him to a party meet to be held next week.The SP chief went to his father’s residence to invite him to the October 5 national executive meeting, party MLC Sunil Singh Yadav said.Though he did not elaborate on what transpired at the meeting — believed to be the first between the two in many months — it was being seen in the party as a reconciliatory effort by Akhilesh ahead of the crucial national conference.“Akhileshji met Netaji (Mulayam) to invite him for the meeting in Agra on October 5,” the MLC told PTI.Mr. Mulayam and his brother Shivpal Yadav were not invited to the party’s state executive meet held in Lucknow on September 23.Speculation was rife in political circles that the 77- year-old former chief minister was likely to announce a new outfit at a press conference along with the virtually defunct Lok Dal, while retaining the ‘Samajwadi’ tag in its name.While Mr. Shivpal had said he would declare his future course of action on September 25, a party leader said Mr. Mulayam did not read a press note at the press conference in which the formation of a new front was mentioned.“Netaji did not read the press note at the press conference. You must have noticed that Sharda Pratap Shukla (former SP MLA) was giving him a paper, which he did not read and said would read later. Now we will wait for the SP national executive meeting before deciding anything,” Lok Dal president Sunil Singh, who has offered the SP patriarch his party’s symbol and the president’s post, said.Mr. Mulayam said he was not forming a party “as of now” at the crowded press conference in Lucknow, responding to a volley of questions from the media on whether he was leaving the party he had formed 25 years ago.Despite the bitter battle for supremacy in the party, Mr. Mulayam had said, “My blessings are with him (Akhilesh Yadav) as he is my son, though I don’t agree with his decisions“.Mr. Akhilesh has sidelined Mulayam and Shivpal ever since he replaced his father as the party chief at a national convention here on Jaunary 1.Mr. Mulayam had said his son had promised to leave the party president’s post after staying at the helm for three months, but did not do so.“People who cannot stand up to their words cannot succeed,” he had said.Mr. Mulayam had last week replaced Akhilesh-loyalist Ram Gopal with Mr. Shivpal Yadav as the secretary of the Lohia Trust.Mr. Shivpal had announced in June he would float the Samajwadi Secular Front “to fight communal forces“.Taking full control of the party after being crowned head and alloted the SP’s ‘bicycle’ symbol by the EC on January 16, Mr. Akhilesh has been going full throttle, consolidating his grip over the party.last_img read more

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first_imgThere was no beef shortage reported to the Goa Meat Complex Limited, the state’s only public sector abattoir, Minister for Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services Mauvin Godinho on Wednesday told the State legislative assembly. However, not a single cattle had been slaughtered at the abattoir since November last year, he added.In a written reply to a question tabled by Leader of Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar on Wednesday during question hour, seeking information on whether there was a beef shortage during 2017-18 Mr. Godinho said that it was not so. Both ruling and Opposition MLAs, had earlier expressed concern blaming the non-functional abattoir and the targeting of beef consignments from Karnataka.On Tuesday, a delegation of Muslim leaders was assured of a provisional permission by the Minister for Factories and Boilers Vijai Sardesai ensuring that the abattoir will be functional before Bakri Eid.last_img read more

16 11 19

first_imgMS Dhoni and Virat Kohli have had their say on Rishabh Pant and Jasprit Bumrah’s challenges ahead of the 2019 Indian Premier League season.After Pant and Bumrah sent out mock-challenges to their Team India mates, the response from Kohli and Dhoni acknowledges the effort but fired their own warning shots.Kohli reminded Bumrah that he is sledging his own captain and then going onto add that he should not expect any favours from him when they meet on the field in the IPL.Dhoni, on the other hand, said that he used to think the way Rishabh does now but went onto remind the youngster that it will be him behind the stumps when he walks out to bat in the tournament.”World ka best bowler? Nahin yaar. Abhi toh world ke best batsman ke dande udaana baaki hai. Aa raha hoon Cheeku bhaiyya, aur iss baar aap meri team mein bhi nahin rahenge, (World’s best bowler? Not yet guys. I still have to castle the best batsman in the world. Cheeku Bhaiyya (Virat Kohli), I am coming for you, and this time you are not even in my team),” Bumrah had challenged Kohli.This what Kohli said in response to Bumrah – “Cheeku bhayia! Apne captain ko sledge karega, chal…aakhir seekh hi gaya tu. Bas apne cheeku bhaiya se koi udhari expect mat karna. (Your are sledging you own captain, so… you have finally learnt. Just don’t expect any favour from your ‘cheeku bhaiya’)””Mahi bhai na guru ke samaan hain. Agar Mahi bhai nahi hote na, pata nahi mai wicketkeeper-batsman hota, nahi hota. Lekin is baari unki team pe main aisa barsoonga ki captain cool, cool nahi rahenge. Mahi bhai tayyar rehna, game dikhane aa raha hoon. (Mahi bhai is like a teacher. If Mahi bhai wouldn’t have been there, I don’t know if I would have been a wicketkeeper-batsman. But this time, I will rain down at his team so hard that captain cool won’t remain cool. Mahi bhai be ready, I’m coming to show you the game),”Pant had said about Dhoni.advertisementThis is what Dhoni said in response to Pant – “Jaab main maidan main utra tha, toh aise hi shochta tha. Aja Rishabh, wicket ke peeche toh main hi rahoonga. (When I first stepped onto the field, I used to think the same. Come Rishabh, it will be me behind the wickets only.)””Game dikha.. name bana (Show your name.. make your name)”The IPL 2019 will begin with defending champions Chennai Super Kings taking on Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Chennai on March 23.Delhi Capitals, on the other hand, will start their campaign against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on March 24.Also Read | Kohli loses 1st home series as captain after Maxwell’s Bengaluru blitzAlso Read | MS Dhoni stretches 2.14 metres to foil Handscomb stumping attemptAlso Read | Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni hit 50th career sixes in T20 Internationalslast_img read more

17 09 19

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, January 23, 2018 – Providenciales – InterHealth Canada TCI Ltd, the private management company for Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital, is saddened to announce the departure of Chief Executive Officer Daniel Carriere who has had to resign for family reasons, effective January 31, 2018.Given these regrettable circumstances, Mr. Gaston Levac, a former Chief Executive Officer of hospital operations within Ontario Canada has been named interim CEO while the Board conducts a search for Mr. Carriere’s permanent successor.  Levac has been brought on-island to facilitate a smooth transition of duties and responsibilities with Carriere’s departure expected this month.Speaking on behalf of the InterHealth Canada Board, John Hyland said: “Daniel’s contribution to the success of the TCI Hospital and its increasing international recognition as an example of how even small hospitals in the region can and should perform, cannot be overstated.  Since joining us in September 2015, he has strengthened the administration, overseen the company’s policy of continuing improvement in performance in all departments, continued the programme of promoting Belongers to positions of greater responsibility within the Hospital, encouraged the attendance of staff at Seminars and other Continuing Education courses, played a leading role in the preparation of plans for the strategic development of the Hospital over the coming years.  Importantly and perhaps for him most memorably, through his leadership by example and with the support of his Senior Management Team, he was able to ensure the continued operation of the Hospital through Hurricanes Irma and Maria and the implementation of the necessary recovery programme.  He leaves with our hopes and very best wishes for the future.”Daniel Carriere said: “It has been an enormous privilege to have led the organization over the past two plus years.  I have immensely enjoyed my experience in this beautiful country with such talented hospital personnel.  I have met such great people both inside and outside the hospital and have experienced so many new and exciting challenges that have enriched my personal and professional life.  I have benefitted from the wisdom obtained from professional colleagues and historical guidance from IHC Board members, many of whom are legacy participants in the original development of the two hospitals in Providenciales and Grand Turk; they remain committed to the hospital and the country of TCI.”Mr. Carriere is a veteran in the health care industry having joined InterHealth Canada as Chief Executive Officer in September 2015. Carriere had previously held several senior administrative positions in Ontario’s health care sector and is recognized for his accomplishments in advancing services and quality of care.Mr. Gaston Levac formerly served as President and Chief Executive Officer of various health care entities such as the Canadian College of Health Service Executives, Thunder Bay Regional Hospital, Laurentian Hospital and West Nipissing General Hospital in Canada.As a former Surveyor of the Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation, Levac boasts over 20 years of experience in numerous surveys in Canadian and international health care organizations, including health services offered in various military bases and hospitals in the Caribbean.  Gaston is expected to greatly benefit the organization in preparation for its re-accreditation survey slated for June 2018.Commenting on the appointment, Levac said: “I am excited to have been chosen by the IHC-TCI Board of Directors as the interim CEO of the hospital in TCI.  I have been to TCI on many occasions in the past, so I know that I will enjoy my involvement here.  I am totally committed to working hard with all stakeholders to help continue efforts to provide excellent hospital care to the citizens of TCI and ensure that the company steers a steady course whilst the Board undertakes Daniel Carriere’s succession process.”Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital consists of two state-of-the-art secondary healthcare facilities on the islands of Grand Turk and Providenciales.  The public facility, managed by InterHealth Canada (TCI) Ltd, is one of few Diamond accredited health care providers in the Caribbean region.As recognized pioneers in health care Public Private Partnerships (PPPs), InterHealth Canada is a world leader in healthcare operations and management with diverse activities in planning, management and consulting.  Established by an initiative from two Provincial Canadian Governments, InterHealth Canada was created to export Canada’s intellectual expertise in healthcare to an expanding international market. Press Release: interHealthCanadacenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

31 08 19

first_imgAfter making a huge splash at India Art Fair earlier this year with his 3-D sculptural installations in metal, Israeli artiste David Gerstein is all set to exhibit a body of new works in his first solo show in India. Titled Poetic Mirror, the show is being brought to India by Bruno Art Group and is curated by Alka Pande. Born in Jerusalem in 1944, Gerstein studied in Jerusalem, Paris, New York and London and started exhibiting his work in 1971. He uses a large spectrum of media such as wall sculptures, paper cuts, prints and photographs and other small objects. He is most famous for his large, Fauve -like outdoor installations, which are very much part of the Israeli landscapes. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Though Gerstein has already tasted success in the Indian market with many of his works being sold to Indian collectors post India Art Fair, this is the first time he will be visiting the country. Says the artist who is considered the pioneer of 3-D metal art: ‘Unfortunately, I have never been to India before but for many years, I have been reading about it and hearing stories or seeing films that it seems I know what India is like. My passion for colours always makes people inquire whether India helped determine my love for strong fresh colours which is so typical to the Indian culture. After all, the Mediterranean culture and heritage which we share with India brings us to the same strong sun and shadows. I’m sure India will look familiar to me from the very beginning. Some of my works involve a lot of details and are rich in colours which in recent years have disappeared from the art world trends.’ Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixYet, Gerstein admits he looks forward to watching the way ‘life is being performed on Indian streets, to smell the food and to see the wonderful craft that is being done everywhere. India and Israel share the same landscape and vegetation since the weather is closed but I am more interested in urban scenes than just landscape views,’ he says.’My art has always traversed its own path apart from trendy movements and I have stayed away from the ‘isms’, though often it’s been called ‘pop art’. I was a narrative artist from the very beginning and wanted to get people’s attention by representing the values I share with the common art lover. I want to share beauty and happiness and make people aware that there are great values we have as people and not just violence and disasters. After many years of creating narrative and figurative images, I wanted to extend the borders of painting and to give a new sculptural dimension to the so far illusionist look of the flat paintings. By slicing the view to multi layers, I achieved certain volume that was lacking in all the paintings that were done before.’ Among the works that will be on display during the show is the swirling 5th Avenue, a busy street scene inspired by the artist’s stay in New York. Happy Hours depicts the sensation of freedom overwhelming two bikers surrounded by a cloud of butterflies. The powerful Endless walk represents a multicoloured crowd of people walking along lines that form the infinity symbol. Gerstein’s works convey a sense of wonder and amusement at this fervour-ridden reality that is ours, and can be interpreted as a metaphor of life as a mad race. The Burning Lips pass on the feeling of softness of the lips or the sensation of its great sensitivity. Elegance is a comment about femininity and Peloton Wave is all about movement and the way the human figure is integrated with the mechanism of the bicycle. ‘Each image has its own story and solution.’WHERE: Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat CentreWHEN: 6 to 15 May, 10 am to 8 pmlast_img read more

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first_imgKolkata: A Delhi court on Wednesday rejected a criminal defamation complaint filed by BJP leader Mukul Roy against Abhishek Banerjee, the nephew of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, saying the statement referred to as defamatory were not made by the respondent. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal dismissed the complaint of Roy, a former Railway minister, who had alleged that he was defamed by Banerjee, a Trinamool Congress MP, through various means which included a legal notice and a tweet. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsRoy was earlier a member of Trinamool Congress but later joined BJP, while Banerjee is a Member of Parliament (MP) of the TMC.”It is clear that the statement referred to by the complainant as defamatory are actually not made by the respondent. Therefore, there is no ground to proceed against the respondent in the present case. Accordingly, the complaint is dismissed,” the court said.The court rejected Roy’s contention that the legal notice sent to him by Banerjee was defamatory, noting that it nowhere showed it contained defamatory terms. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed”I am unable to understand how serving a legal notice can be said to be defamatory in the absence of any defamatory remarks in that legal notice,” the judge said.The court dismissed Roy’s allegations of defamation based on a ‘tweet’, saying it was not made by Banerjee.It also rejected Roy’s statement that he was allegedly defamed as he was called a ‘traitor’, saying it was clearly not made by Banerjee.According to the complaint, the accused had sent a notice to Roy on November 13 last year, using “defamatory statement” in it by putting words in his mouth. The same was circulated to the media the same day which was widely covered. “The accused intentionally got the aforesaid notice served at the unit office of BJP at Kolkata, so as to tarnish the image of the complainant before his newly joined party, namely BJP, and to lower the morale of his supporters and party workers,” Roy’s complaint, filed by advocate Savinder Singh, said.The notice was sent to Roy after he had reportedly made certain public remarks about Biswa Bangla Marketing Corporation and TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee.The notice sent by Abhishek’s advocate claimed that on November 10, Roy in a public rally had made certain defamatory, malicious, and false statements against Banerjee.”Roy had deliberately levied various baseless allegations which were published, broadcast and circulated by various news organisations, the notice had said. Mukul Roy had quit the TMC and joined the BJP on November 3 last year.The complaint also mentioned a tweet, made by a made by one of the followers of AITMC, which allegedly defamed Roy.last_img read more