first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECalifornia’s bungled $1 billion accounting system 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Seventeen people were hurt today in a collision between a truck and an Orange Line bus at Oxnard Street and Woodman Avenue, including one critical injury, officials said. The cause of the 3:45 p.m. crash was under investigation, officials said. The accident occured about a week before the one-year anniversary of the 14-mile-long busway across the San Fernando Valley. The line has fewer accidents than the Blue Line light-rail system and is the safest bus line in the system, transit officials said. Its opening weeks were marred by accidents, including one that injured 15 people. Officials subsequently spent more than $1 million in safety precautions, such as photo-enforcement cameras.last_img read more

first_imgAs students across the state prepare to go back to school soon, their home state isn’t on the honor roll in a state-by-state analysis of workplace policies with regard to family support.The National Partnership for Women and Families gave North Carolina a D grade because the state has not expanded on federal rights or protections for new and expecting parents.Ana Pardo, campaign and outreach coordinator for the North Carolina Justice Center’s Workers’ Rights Project, says state lawmakers’ lack of action is impacting Tar Heel parents every day.“In North Carolina, we just haven’t been able to convince decision makers that these are worthwhile things,” she states. “Meanwhile, not to have this leave is really harming families, particularly families with single parents.”North Carolina did receive recognition for its family and pregnancy leave for state workers, which extend benefits beyond the federal Family and Medical Leave Act.In addition to this state, 25 others have also done little or nothing to encourage paid family and medical leave and paid sick days. California is the only state that earned an A.Sarah Fleisch Fink, director of workplace policy and senior counsel with the National Partnership for Women and Families, says supportive policies can go a long way in predicting future success in the lives of children.“We know that new children coming into the world thrive when parents can take time off after the birth or adoption of that child to bond and to provide the important care that kids need,” she stresses. “For women to get important prenatal and postnatal care that they need. For fathers to be able to bond and spend time with new children.”Pardo says improving access to paid leave for all North Carolina workers will benefit the entire state.“This is not only making our state’s people less healthy, but also our economy,” she points out. “We’re less competitive as a state when employers are looking at where to locate a new facility and they look at North Carolina and they see that we haven’t leveled the playing field. ”Most all of North Carolina’s border states also received a D grade, with the exception of South Carolina and Georgia. They both got an F.last_img read more

first_imgIt’s not a problem to have a ‘No Results’ page for a search. What is crucial is to avoid dead ends for users. Baymard Institute offers six essential elements to include in your ‘no results’ search pages that provide guidance to help users get back on track.AccessibilityDozens of accessibility-themed emojis will be released in March 2019, expected to be added to Apple, Google, Microsoft, Samsung, Facebook, and Twitter. The emojis will include men and women of different ethnicities using disability aids as well spotlighting individual products. Check out a sampling of the emojis, from Emojipedia. In this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn how to design better errors for forms, discover new accessibility-themed emojis, find a guide to CSS support in browsers, 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 WeekPicard management tip: Debate honestly. The goal is to arrive at the truth, not at your preconception.— Picard Tips (@PicardTips) February 7, 2019User ExperienceHelp users recover from errors on forms with clear information about the problem. Use these 10 form error design guidelines to provide easy to understand error messages users can act on. In the second part of his The Biggest Mistakes in User Research series, Jim Ross discusses eight additional mistakes and offers tips on how to avoid them. My favorite, because I have to remind myself repeatedly: interrupting participants too often. Find out what user experience and web professional events are happening in southeast Michigan and northwest Ohio with my February 2019 monthly events calendar. While there were high hopes for the Accessible Canada Act, the legislation will only apply to federal agencies. Which has disappointed Canadians with disabilities, consumer advocates, and disability groups. Learn what digital resources, tips, and techniques you can find on the World Wide Web Consortium Web Accessibility Initiative website with my notes from Digital Accessibility–Guide to Trustworthy Free Online Resources.When you change the way browser features work, for example, highlighting text or text resizing, your design decisions can have unexpected results. User preferences are overridden and the site can become inaccessible. Eric Bailey highlights several scenarios how browsers provide everything users need. WordPressThe WordPress 5.1 Release Candidate is available for download and testing. The 5.1 release is currently scheduled for February 21, 2019. (I’m still waiting for the WordPress 5.0 user documentation, more than two months after release.)You can make the block editor interface less cluttered by restricting or removing blocks that you don’t use or don’t want to be available for clients to use. Something to be aware of, if you use Jetpack on your WordPress site:if you think using jetpack on your wordpress site is more private than google analytics, you’d be mistaken. for example, if you have a course/membership, then every email from every student is shared with jetpack servers… it gets worse if you use WOO https://t.co/X1ZUn4ikP9 pic.twitter.com/Pa3baCxYIr— paul jarvis (@pjrvs) February 6, 2019Sad news to share. Alex Mills, who works on Jetpack and is the author of the popular Regenerate Thumbnails plugin, shared the latest news of his test results. And the results aren’t good. Mills was diagnosed with leukemia in 2016. What a difficult time for him, sending positive thoughts his way.There may be very good reasons for you to consider using the WordPress Classic Editor on new websites. Did you know the Classic Editor will be supported through the end of 2021?CSS and HTMLImagine you’ve found the exact CSS feature you need for your client’s website, only to discover it’s not supported across browsers. Rachel Andrew explains the different issues and how you might resolve them in her guide to CSS support in browsers. Can you help? Take Firefox’s one-page CSS Layout Debugging survey and help them build more useful CSS debugging features.Is this how you organize your CSS? Wrong. The ONLY way you should organise CSS properties is like a Christmas Tree.https://t.co/jOGnT0Xih2 pic.twitter.com/kkZMeIYwj9— Gary (@GaryPendergast) February 8, 2019When I ranted on Twitter about animated GIFs distracting me so much I didn’t finish reading an article, little did I think a solution would be available within a couple days. Thank you Scott Vinkle for developing Togglific, a way to toggle off web animations. Wondering where to learn HTML and CSS in 2019? Chris Coyier has the answer for you, from books, online courses, schools, and more. (I discovered some new ones I’ll be checking out!)What I Found InterestingNot only for social media, this list of 16 online tools for creating imagery can help you create images, infographics, mockups and more for your web projects. Its probably a good idea to stop using Internet Explorer (IE), a browser that Microsoft stopped updating four years ago. Especially when Microsoft says they really don’t want you to use IE anymore.Internet Explorer is a compatibility solution.Phew! If you’re a Flickr user with a free account of over 1,000 photos or videos, and you weren’t able to download your images before February 5, 2019, you have a reprieve. Flickr has extended the timeline to March 12, 2019 for you to download your photos. 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…RelatedOctober 5, 2018 Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development NewsIn this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn why every designer should have a foundation in psychology, find out the tentative schedule for WordPress 5.0, discover how to improve color accessibility on your website/apps, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a…In “Web design & development links”March 1, 2019 Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development NewsIn this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn how to design content to create better user experiences, find the results of an accessibility evaluation of the top 1,000,000 websites, discover how to size grid content using keywords, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday…In “Web design & development links”February 15, 2019 Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development NewsIn this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn the five-step process to create an empathy map, find out how to create better web experiences, discover when to use CSS Grid or flexbox, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a post highlighting…In “Web design & development links”last_img read more

first_imgActor-producer John Abraham, also a self-confessed football enthusiast, will promote 2014 FIFA World Cup in India.With the world’s greatest football tournament just around the corner, sports and entertainment channel Sony Six is set to launch their 2014 FIFA World Cup marketing campaign and they have roped in John Abraham for the same, said a statement Wednesday.John Abraham, also a self-confessed football enthusiast, will promote 2014 FIFA World Cup in India.John will be seen donning the persona of Brazil’s striker for the campaign that promises to bring alive the zeal and excitement of the football tournament in India.The “Madras Cafe” star is also the owner of Indian Super League franchise from Guwahati.last_img read more

first_imgFollowing on from the Business Principles Meeting in Canberra last week, the following documents have been circulated to the various Constituent Bodies for their information. This information directly relates to the ATA’s Special Meeting to be conducted on June 25th, 2005 in Canberra. The Special Meeting will focus on the proposed Constitutional changes for Australian Touch. If you wish to make any comment or require information regarding this process please email ATA Chief Executive Officer kevinthompson@austouch.com.au who will then reply within 2 working days or forward your email to the appropriate person. Listed below are the documents forwarded for this meeting: Supporting notes to the proposed final draft constitution Final draft constitution Affiliation regulations Special General Meeting agenda June 25, 2005 Special General Meeting 2004 minutes ATA memo meeting agenda travel Annual General Meeting 2004 minutes 2004 reconvened Special General Meeting agenda Final draft standing orderslast_img read more

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Wolves discuss Coady extension as Liverpool, Arsenal circleby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool and Arsenal are monitoring Wolves defender Conor Coady. The 25-year-old has starred this season for the Black Country club.It is believed Wolves are preparing a brand new contract for the Englishman to ward off any potential suitors.They would be Liverpool and Arsenal, according to the Daily Mail. Both clubs are in need for a centre-back this month. Coady graduated from Liverpool’s academy in 2013 before joining Huddersfield Town a season later. last_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Bologna midfielder Orsolini: Mihajlovic always in touchby Carlos Volcano6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBologna midfielder Riccardo Orsolini says coach Sinisa Mihajlovic is always in touch.Mihajlovic was diagnosed with leukaemia in July, so spent all of pre-season and most of the campaign so far in hospital undergoing two courses of chemotherapy.“Don’t worry, the boss can make himself heard even when he’s not physically present,” winger Orsolini told DAZN.“He gave us a good telling off even on Skype! We had some cameras installed at the training ground that allow him to watch our sessions live and give us corrections in real time.“He might not be physically with us, but he never leaves our side nonetheless.” last_img read more