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Fiorente wins Melbourne Cup, redemption for Oliver

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first_imgBy Ian RansomFAVOURITE Fiorente prevailed in a furious sprint down the final stretch to win the A$6 million Melbourne Cup on Tuesday and deliver sweet redemption for controversial jockey Damien Oliver.Fiorente, runner-up to Green Moon last year, enjoyed a textbook ride in the gruelling two-mile handicap from three-time winner Oliver, who a year ago was embroiled in scandal amid an illegal betting probe.Oliver coaxed the six-year-old stallion to the front in the final 100 metres to beat British stayer Red Cadeaux by three-quarters of a length with Mount Athos finishing third.The win in the 153rd running of the Cup, one of the world’s richest races, was especially satisfying for 41-year-old Oliver, who only returned to the saddle in September after serving a 10-month ban for betting on a rival horse in 2010.His presence in last year’s race aboard Americain provoked much debate as news of his complicity in the illegal betting scandal swirled in the lead-up.Oliver was backed by Sydney-based trainer Gai Waterhouse on his return and he rewarded the grand dame of Australian racing with her first Melbourne Cup.In addition to last year’s heartbreak, Waterhouse also tasted the disappointment of runner-up finishes with Te Akau Nick in 1993 and Nothin Leica Dane in 1995.“Gai was one of the first people to get behind me when I came back,” an emotional Oliver, who rode 1995 winner Doriemus and Media Puzzle in 2002, said trackside.“There’s a lot of emotion going through my body right now.”Waterhouse hailed Oliver’s ride which saw Irish import Fiorente, carrying 55 kg from barrier five and backed into 6-1, edge ahead of the Ed Dunlop-trained Red Cadeaux in front of a heaving crowd of more than 100,000.“Didn’t he ride him a treat?” a glowing Waterhouse, wearing a necklace of huge pearls and a teal-coloured dress and hat, said trackside.“I think backing Oliver was the crux. I think it was what won us the Cup,” the 59-year-old later told reporters.Scotland-born Waterhouse, whose late father Tommy Smith won two Melbourne Cups and remains an icon of Australian racing, ended 20 years of frustration to win Australia’s most coveted racing trophy.“It ticks the best bucket-list … It’s a burning desire to win it,” said Waterhouse, who became only the second female trainer to win the Cup after the New Zealand-based Sheila Laxon’s 2001 triumph with Ethereal.“I could see he was picking up before the turn … Then the last 200 metres I knew he had it won.”Starting on barrier 23 in the 24-horse field, eight-year-old gelding Red Cadeaux was equal third-top weight with 56.5 kg and rated a 60-1 chance in a third tilt for the Cup.That he ran another gallant race will be little consolation to trainer Dunlop, who also missed out on a first Melbourne Cup for Britain when the same horse was beaten in a photo finish by French stayer Dunaden in 2011.The Luca Cumani-prepared Mount Athos came in third on Tuesday, leaving the Newmarket-based trainer still chasing the trophy after eight attempts.Dubbed ‘the race that stops a nation’, the Melbourne Cup has long shed its image as a showcase of Australian breeding, with only five of the field of 24 horses bred locally.The race’s soaring prize-money has also lured foreign trainers to spend small fortunes in bringing horses Down Under, and five from outside Australia and New Zealand have won the Cup since Irish trainer Dermot Weld’s breakthrough with Vintage Crop in 1993.Five of the nine foreign raiders in Tuesday’s field finished in the top eight, with Simenon, trained by Irishman William Mullins, placing fourth and Marco Botti-trained Dandino fifth.Australian property magnate Lloyd Williams was widely tipped to win a fifth Melbourne Cup as an owner of six horses in the field but was left disappointed as Fawkner was the pick of the bunch finishing sixth.Tuesday’s race had threatened to spiral into controversy when stewards probed race-day treatments to Dunaden and Waterhouse-trained Tres Blue.Dunaden was treated for an ulcer while Tres Blue had treatment for an irritated hoof. The horses were cleared to race but stewards will hold an inquiry later into both their stables later this week.The Cup ended on a sour note with French stayer Verema having to be destroyed after the five-year-old mare broke a leg and failed to finish.last_img read more

Juvenile justice system

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first_imgJuvenilejustice systemShould justice be punitive or rehabilitative? Should the system come down hard and incarcerate anyone who commits a crime regardless of severity or circumstance, or should we look to move forward in a way that focuses on rehabilitating and re-educating perpetrators? Even more importantly, how should the system differ for children or young people?Worldwide studies show that a high percentage of young offenders go on to reoffend and that the types of people they come into contact with during their incarceration often serve to support a network of continued criminal activity leading to a longer career of crime. Some therefore argue that to imprison young offenders keeps them more firmly on a path of delinquency and that alternative measures may serve better to encourage them to become more responsible citizens.Children’s Rights Bills are in place in an effort to protect all children. Is it fair to make them forfeit those rights because they make mistakes when all too often the reasons and causes behind those mistakes are societal failures? Of course there are numerous violent, evil crimes being committed by both young and old, that warrant tough consequences, but law enforcement needs to recognise when heavy sentences are appropriate and when alternative approaches would better suit a child, society and the system. Do you keep pumping funds and resources into a system that sees high instances of reoffending and little or no moral adjustments in attitudes, or do you try another route?Guyana’s juvenile justice system has long been in need of change and thankfully is in the process of reform. UNICEF has made many recommendations that lean towards more rehabilitative programmes than to a harsher punitive system. Progressively, ministers are receiving up-to-date training and applying their developing knowledge to the draft bills of reform of the system.The focus is definitely on the rights of children and areas under consideration are: age of responsibility, the decriminalisation of minor delinquent acts, duration and facilities of incarceration, and preventive measures.The danger is that to move from one extreme to another in a short amount of time can bring a set of problems of its own. There is the risk that failure to punish crime and the shift of responsibility from children who may well be fully aware of their actions, and be responsible for them, will allow abuses of the system.Young people are already vulnerable to older criminals recruiting and exploiting them. Older criminals may take advantage of the lenient consequences children will encounter if they are caught by encouraging children to take bigger risks and become further embroiled in criminal activity.Balance, as usual, should be the objective. Yes, there has to be an ultimate goal that assimilates itself with a global vision, but a realistic, achievable phase that has real impact on those most in need should be the initial plan of action.A system that is capable of judging individual cases guided by sound legislation and that reflects the rights of the child while perusing safe outcomes for society. One that is multilayered in its approach so punishment, correction or support fits the crime. Promoting a culture where prevention comes from a holistic perspective based on researched youth work, training professionals, educating caregivers and utilising schools will aid reform incalculably.The mind-set of many front-line professionals needs shifting before new legislation can have any chance of being successfully implemented. There are many considerations to overcome before people can be expected to accept a new concept and way of viewing youth justice.Understanding that crime can be the result of many different issues and following a new model that may seem too tolerant and indulgent, will be a huge stumbling block for many within the justice system. However, if people at the top lead by example; continually working towards reform, and other countries’ support and guidance remain, then Guyana has a chance to develop a more humane and restorative system with which to deal with Juvenile Justice.last_img read more

Misdirection…

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first_img…in electionsOver the last nine months, your Eyewitness has watched with alarm as the PNC launched its rear-guard actions to remain in office against all odds. The odds, however, were set for players who obeyed the rules of the game and the PNC has consistently reminded us over its sixty-year existence that they don’t give a hoot about rules. Our Constitution, of course, embodies the rules from which all other rules flow in governing this country, but the PNC flaunted its cynicism to the nation and the world when Burnham scrapped the Independence Constitution and wrote a brand new one – just confirming the dictatorial powers he’d already been enjoying.But with all of that, Burnham always insisted on observing the FORMS of legality even though he ground the SUBSTANCE of the law into dust. Take elections— Burnham could’ve followed the lead of many tin-pot dictators, especially in Africa, and made himself President for life. But he didn’t. He dutifully held elections, which he just as dutifully rigged!! He was of the firm belief that the powers-that-be didn’t care about the fine print and only read the headlines: PNC wins elections!!He perfected rigging to a fine art and to his credit, showed creativity in his methods of rigging. In 1968, he used the overseas vote and proxies; in 1973 he used the army to seize the ballot boxes and killed some PPP members trying to accompany the ballot boxes; in 1980 he again used the army but didn’t bother to shoot anyone this time. His successor Hoyte rigged a bigger majority than Burnham ever did by ejecting PPP election agents from polling places and refusing counting at the place of poll.Fast forward to the present, where the PNC’s stretching out the elections date by any means necessary. What’s one to think? The hyena doesn’t change its stripes!! Their plans to rig the next elections hadn’t been consummated: more time was needed. But gradually, the contours of their plans were revealed. While Suriname and Brazil imposed visa requirements for Haitians, Felix gave them an automatic six-month stay – without insisting they show means of support for that time. Persistent reports show that the poor Haitians didn’t even have money to purchase food!!While most might’ve moved on, the PNC know they don’t need more than 5000 votes to return. Following Hoyte’s lead, they would’ve instituted a menu of measures to rig this time – one being providing fake IDs and birth certificates to some Haitians, Cubans, Venezuelans, etc, and get them registered. But the PNC is slick.Knowing that the fake papers would surface, they’ve accused the PPP of handing them out before their loss!!The PPP rigged themselves out of office in 2015?? Misdirection!!…in corruptionHelped by a bitter PPP media foe, the PNC threw so much “corruption” mud at the former’s officials, inevitably, some of it stuck. And played not too small a role in their post-2011 loss. Immediately after winning the whole shebang in 2015, the PNC went after the PPP, threatening to lock them up and throw away the keys. Extensive audits were done and accusations hurled.But to its credit that the PPP had rebuilt credibility in the Judiciary and the rule of law. The PNC now had to legally prove their case!! Which they haven’t been able to do, even though they created a billion-dollar outfit called SARA, staffed with some of the PPP’s most dogged enemies!One by one, the PNC “fraud cases” have bit the dust – the latest being one about GRDB officials pilfering mega bucks.But rather than admitting there wasn’t any fraud, the PNC persists with dangling threats!Misdirection to hide their own corruption.…on filth in the cityThe City Public Health Officer just accused the good burgers of Georgetown of being  dirty and unsanitary in their practices. He accused them of dumping their garbage right where they live and breeding rats and other vermin.But wasn’t it the “spiteful” PPP who’d done that??last_img read more

Raptors OK mentally, Warriors shaky physically in NBA Finals

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first_imgOlympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay LATEST STORIES Golden State held on to win 109-104, tying the series that moves to Oracle Arena for Games 3 and 4. The Raptors lost the game and home-court advantage, but not any of their belief that they can win the series.“We fought back and we know that going towards Game 3 we’ve got to play a lot better, and it’s going to be even harder on the road,” Raptors guard Fred VanVleet said, “but we’re capable and we know what we bring to the table.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe Warriors aren’t quite sure, at least as it relates to their health.They are hoping Kevin Durant is close to returning from a seven-game absence with a strained right calf, and that Klay Thompson can play after he limped off the court early in the fourth quarter Sunday. The Warriors said Thompson had an MRI exam Monday that indicated a mild left hamstring strain and that he would be listed as questionable for Game 3. So the Warriors were in no condition to dance their way back across the border in this first NBA Finals to be played outside the U.S. — in fact, DeMarcus Cousins posted an Instagram picture of him and Andre Iguodala being moved through the airport in wheelchairs.But they wouldn’t have been too excited even in peak condition. They’ve played in so many series during their run to five straight finals that they understand better than anyone how momentum works.“It swings so much. They’ve gone through it, too, when they were down 0-2 last series and won four straight games,” Iguodala said. “We won two games at home and went to Houston and lost two and everyone thought the world was ending, especially with our team. Certain things that we pick up along the way, that experience will help us with emotional swings from game to game in this series.”ADVERTISEMENT 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Iguodala hit the clinching 3-pointer after the Raptors had clawed their way within two points by scoring 10 straight in the final minutes. It certainly seemed it would be easier for the Warriors after their 18-0 run to start the third quarter, an NBA Finals record to begin a half, had put them in control.Toronto stayed in it thanks to Kawhi Leonard, who finished with 34 points and 14 rebounds, and an assault on the backboards in which they outscored the Warriors 23-0 in second-chance points.It might take even more than that to get a game at Oracle Arena, where the two-time defending champions will play Wednesday for the first time in nearly three weeks. Golden State hasn’t played a home game since Game 2 of the Western Conference finals against Portland on May 16.“The only thing that matters is the four. Four wins,” Leonard said. “Once you get it, two wins, three wins, it does not matter. Just take one game at a time and just play through the adversity.”That’s what the Warriors did in Game 2, when they turned to all the tricks they’ve learned and pulled a rabbit out of their hats.Now they have to hope they won’t run out of rabbits.“Obviously, we have the star power, but when you bring guys off the bench, that goes a long way,” backup guard Quinn Cook said. “I don’t think they’ll get tired for the finals. There are two days between games. They’ll be back hungry on Wednesday, just like us. We just have to keep being better.” Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Toronto Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard (2) is defended by Golden State Warriors’ Shaun Livingston (34), Stephen Curry (30), Quinn Cook (4) and Draymond Green (23) during the second half of Game 2 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Sunday, June 2, 2019, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors feel good mentally, and they are certainly in better shape physically than the Golden State Warriors.The Raptors know they have outplayed Golden State for perhaps 90 of the 96 minutes of the NBA Finals, and they almost overcame the one brutal stretch where they didn’t. Despite being blanked for nearly half the third quarter of Game 2, the Raptors were within two points in the final seconds.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 Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing NBI, BIR , PNP raid Illegal cigarette factory run by Chinese in Pampanga Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments Rio’s unsafe Olympic Park ordered closed by Brazilian judge Chooks-to-Go, Coca-Cola tie up to help PH’s Olympic 3X3 bid Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. They will be without Kevon Looney, who has been their best center in the postseason. He will be out indefinitely because of a non-displaced cartilage fracture on the right side of his ribcage that he sustained in Game 2.last_img read more

Liverpool and Tottenham target considering options before sealing move

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first_imgLiverpool target Yevhen Konoplyanka is weighing up his options before putting pen to paper on a deal with Roma, according to reports in Italy.The Dnipro winger is out of contract in the summer and as such is able to talk to clubs ahead of moving on a free transfer at the end of the season.Roma have expressed a strong interest in the Ukraine international and have offered him the chance to move to Serie A.However, according to TMW, the 25-year-old is refusing to take Roma up on their offer as he waits to assess all his options.Liverpool have been tracking Konoplyanka in the past, while Tottenham and Newcastle are also thought to be interested.Dnipro have offered the Ukrainian several contracts in an attempt to persuade him to stay, but the winger is reportedly keen to play Champions League football. Yevhen Konoplyanka in action against Tottenham Hotspur 1last_img read more

3rd co-defendant takes plea deal in O.J Simpson case

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first_imgLAS VEGAS – A man accused of pulling a gun while O.J. Simpson confronted two sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room told a judge on Monday that he’ll accept a plea deal and testify against Simpson and two other men. Michael McClinton, 49, of Las Vegas, became the third man to agree to plead guilty to reduced charges in the case. He told Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Joe M. Bonaventure he will plead guilty to robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery, felonies that combined could get him probation or up to 11 years in prison. McClinton spoke only to acknowledge he understood the terms of the plea agreement and to waive his preliminary hearing. In brief comments outside the courtroom, McClinton’s lawyer, William Terry, declined to say what testimony McClinton would provide. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.McClinton’s decision to take a plea came as both sides gear up for a Nov. 8 preliminary hearing. According to police reports, McClinton brought two guns at Simpson’s request to a Sept. 13 confrontation with collectibles dealers Bruce Fromong and Alfred Beardsley at an off-Strip casino hotel. McClinton wielded one gun and acted like a police offer, according to others in the hotel room. McClinton’s testimony would provide prosecutors with another account contradicting Simpson’s claim that no guns were involved when he went to retrieve items he said belonged to him. Simpson’s lawyer, Yale Galanter, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. He has criticized Clark County District Attorney David Roger for “giving away the courthouse” while cutting deals with co-defendants. Simpson and co-defendants Clarence Stewart and Charles Ehrlich face 12 criminal charges, including kidnapping, armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, conspiracy and coercion, and one gross misdemeanor, conspiracy to commit a crime. A kidnapping conviction alone could result in a sentence of life in prison with parole. Charles Cashmore and Walter Alexander have pleaded guilty to reduced charges and agreed to testify against the three men. Alexander, a Simpson golfing buddy from Mesa, Ariz., told police that Simpson said to bring guns, and told him later to deny that guns were used. Alexander pleaded guilty to felony conspiracy to commit robbery, and could face probation or up to six years in prison. Cashmore, a journeyman union laborer from Las Vegas, pleaded guilty to felony accessory to robbery. He could receive probation or up to five years in prison. Authorities say memorabilia taken from the hotel room included football game balls signed by Simpson, Joe Montana lithographs, baseballs autographed by Pete Rose and Duke Snider, photos of Simpson with the Heisman Trophy, and framed awards and plaques, together valued at as much as $100,000, according to police reports. For the latest news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.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

Barcelona v Real Madrid: Combined El Clasico XI on form and fitness

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first_img 11 11 You can listen to Barcelona v Real Madrid on Saturday, December 3 at 15:15 – live on talkSPORT.com.With Los Blancos at the top of LaLiga and holding a six point lead over their adversaries, this El Clasico fixture could be huge in the race for the title.Barcelona’s draw with Real Sociedad leaves them straggling behind Zinedine Zidane’s charges.Both sides have a wealth of talent at their disposal which means the Nou Camp clash could go either way.But who would make the team if you combined both clubs? Click the right arrow above to see our XI…Disagree? Let us know your XI below… Centre forward – Luis Suarez Central midfield – Luka Modric Right-back – Dani Carvajal Left-back – Marcelo 11 11 Central midfield – Mateo Kovacic 11 11 Centre-back – Gerard Pique 11 Left forward – Cristiano Ronaldo 11 Goalkeeper – Keylor Navas – Click the right arrow above to see who made our combined Barcelona v Real Madrid XI… 11 Right forward – Lionel Messi 11 Centre-back – Sergio Ramos 11 Central midfield – Sergio Busquets last_img read more

Nurses are breaking down in tears because of overcrowding crisis – Donegal doctor

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first_imgA well-known Donegal doctor has told how nurses are breaking down in tears under the pressure of coping with the current overcrowding crisis in our hospitals.Some 578 patients were again waiting on trolleys and wards in Irish hospitals this morning as the A&E overcrowding crisis shows no sign of ending.A total of 406 people are being treated on trolleys in hospitals across the country today with 172 waiting on wards, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation. One doctor yesterday described how nurses are suffering burn out while trying to work in the “battlezone” like conditions in A&E.Dr Gerry Lane, who works in Letterkenny General Hospital told RTE: “I have had nurses literally crying on me in the last several days.“I’ve had senior nurse managers almost in tears at four o’clock on Sunday morning when things were going particularly bad and as you walk around here you see these people with whom I’ve worked- and I’m very proud of the people I’ve worked with they are fantastic – and their shoulders and down, their faces are down and they are completely overwhelmed.“On Sunday morning there were 24 people in the emergency department with the waiting room only having one or two people sitting in it but the interior was like a battlezone.” “Our nurses here are amongst the most sterling people I’ve ever worked with and I’ve worked all over the world but they are being beaten down.“I’m losing members of staff and there are people who are no longer willing to take on additional duties. I can see the signs of burn out.“I see senior nurses coming in an hour ahead of shift and then staying and hour afterwards and that kind of superhuman effort is only sustainable for a short period of time and then they will burn out.”Dr Lane, who also works with the Irish Association of Emergency Medicine, said his hospital is completely full and having to wait hours just to be seen.He said: “We’ve put patients everywhere we possibly can. “The hospital is so completely full, all surgery has actually been ceased here, with the exception of caesarean sections, and the only day service activity that is happening here are angiograms, which are ongoing, but that’s to assist people who are currently in beds expedite leaving the hospital and moving on.“So the entire hospital is on a battle footing, as it were, and the entire hospital is bent towards trying to get the situation under control.“But it isn’t really all about the staff. The staff are wonderful, and they are burning out, but it is really about the poor patients.“Now, the HSE standards are that 95 per cent of patients who attend an emergency department should be out of there within six hours, and that zero per cent of patients should be there for more than nine hours.” Nurses are breaking down in tears because of overcrowding crisis – Donegal doctor was last modified: January 9th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Dr Gerry Lanehospitalletterkennylast_img read more

Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development News: March 10, 2017

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first_imgAnd because you can’t have too much info about CSS Grid, Eric Meyer walks you through a CSS Grid inspection, using Firefox 52. You can also use Firefox Nightly and find another tool that takes you further:You can also turn on number labels for the grid lines, which are currently tiny and black no matter what you do.In this short four-minute video, Pete LePage from Google Chrome Developers takes a closer look at Chrome 57 (released last night), with its grid-based layouts, Media Session API, and other features. Connectivity doesn’t equal accessibility.People confuse connectivity with accessibility – just because it’s online and I can get to it doesn’t mean I can use it #A11Y #UX— Mark Wilcock (@MarkAWilcock) March 3, 2017According to a 2017 local government digital communications study, 87 percent of respondents said they have moderate, weak or no knowledge of federal web accessibility requirements. It’s time for local governments to prepare for upcoming website accessibility mandates.WordPressSix security issues and 39 maintenance issues were fixed in this week’s WordPress 4.7.3 release. Unless your site has turned off automatic updates or your host manages your WordPress updates, your site will be updated automatically.WordPress wouldn’t exist without women, says Aaron Jorbin as he shares the various ways women contribute to WordPress.If WordPress had no Woman contributors, WordPress wouldn’t be fully translated in over 60 languages.Marie Dodson of Torque Magazine discusses gender diversity and leading by example in her interview with Bridget Willard, Jennifer Bourn, and Petya Raykovska about their career path, journey, and how to get more women involved WordPress.NRKbeta’s new Comment plugin offers an alternative to reducing spam comments on your posts: commenters have to take a short quiz before they can add comments. The idea is that by quizzing commenters whether they’ve read the post, you can reduce comment spam. Your thoughts? Founder and CEO Brennen Byrne announced this week that two-factor authentication service Clef is closing down. Final shutdown is June 6, 2017. If you’re using Clef, you’ll want to transition to another two-factor authentication service.CSS and HTMLThe big news in the CSS world this week is, CSS Grid has arrived! Rachel Andrew talks about CSS Grid landing in Firefox 52 this week. Andrew shares her own background with grid and how she’s looking forward to seeing what people create with the grid.Mozilla Designer Advocate Jen Simmons explains what’s possible with CSS Grid and the new Firefox Grid Inspector tool in this seven-minute video (you can find code examples on her lab site). In this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll find a list of 30 women doing amazing work in user experience, learn about the new CSS Grid feature in Firefox 52, discover a comment quiz WordPress plugin, 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 WeekHire women. Promote women. Pay women what they’re worth. Acknowledge their contributions in the workplace + everywhere else. Respect women.— Juana Summers (@jmsummers) March 8, 2017User ExperienceDesigning a product or service means you’re improving something in someone’s life, solving a problem for them. Design ethics, being inclusive in your research, is key to ensuring it works for everyone.You’ll find designers, authors, information architects, entrepreneurs, and more in this list of 30 women in user experience to celebrate International Women’s Day.It’s a showdown: Sketch or Figma? Christian Krammer compares the two applications, highlighting their strengths and weaknesses. Personally, I’m a Figma fan. Sketch can only be used on a Mac; Figma is browser-based.Why you want to listen to your users:”If I ask the user what the probs with a service are I get 80% of them. If I ask the CEO, I get 10% if I’m lucky” says Paulo Malta #SDinGov— Jo Carter (@Jo_Carter64) March 9, 2017Tonya Snook is completely obsessed with using artificial intelligence to improve user research and information architecture. Her first project? Looking into using IBM Watson to generate better search results.AccessibilityShoutout to Dennis Deacon for publishing his megalist list of California State University Northridge (CSUN) Assistive Technology Conference resources, including presentations, case studies, photos, and more. And thanks to Microsoft Accessibility for curating their Microsoft CSUN Accessibility Technology Conference 2017 presentations in one collection. This week’s A11yNYC meetup featured attorney Jackie Chen, currently Product Counsel for Google. Chen discussed success factors for people with disabilities, sharing stories of successful people in technology, entertainment, and journalism. (Chen’s slide deck is available on Google Docs, but requires you to ask for permission.)center_img What I Found InterestingSpeaking in public soon? Here are some useful tips for public speaking to help you get over the jitters.Slides should only be complementary to a point you’re making, not the focus.I discovered many new women trailblazers in this week’s Google Doodle celebrating International Women’s Day 2017. First time I’ve heard of Olga Skorokhodova, a Soviet scientist and researcher in the field of deaf and blind communication.Grandmother sitting in chair with grandaughter on her lap, telling a story. Credit: Google DoodleAre you a writer, artist, or artisan? Love Michigan’s Upper Peninsula? The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is accepting applications for the Porcupine Mountains Artist-in-Residence program for 2017 spring, summer, and fall, and winter 2018 residencies.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 news you found this week? I’d love to see it! Post it 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: 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”Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development News: May 26, 2017In this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn five principles to use when creating designs for the Internet of Things, find out how to add captions to Camtasia videos, discover why this is a very good time to understand CSS, and more. If you’re new to my…In “Web design & development links”Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development News: March 17, 2017In this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn about the current state of design systems in UX, find out ten features to look for in a paid WordPress theme, discover guidelines for writing clean CSS, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish…In “Web design & development links”last_img read more

Marshfield freshmen football loses at Ben Franklin

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first_imgHunter Hanson scores Tigers’ only touchdownBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — The Marshfield freshmen football team dropped a 14-7 decision to Stevens Point Ben Franklin on Thursday at Marshfield High School.Hunter Hanson scored the Tigers’ lone touchdown on a 12-yard run, and Ryan Krueger added the extra point kick.Nolan Hertel, D.J. Zimmermann, and Sam Mitchell led the Marshfield defense in tackles, and Riley Boushack and Mason Coffren had fumble recoveries for the Tigers.The Marshfield freshmen play at Wausau West on Sept. 10.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)last_img read more