first_imgTHURSDAY Fernando Award nomination luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Woodland Hills Hilton, 6360 Canoga Ave. Cost: $55. Call (818) 716-2781. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los Angeles160Want 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

first_imgA number of United fans called into the Sports Breakfast on Thursday admitting they are throwing their support behind City, in the hope their noisy neighbours can thwart Liverpool’s title bid.One even said he was on his way to the Etihad Stadium to buy a Man City shirt!And others jokingly claimed they would leave the country if the Reds lifted the trophy – partly in shame and partly because they wouldn’t be able to stand Liverpool fans’ celebrations.Not that the Anfield faithful would be bothered, according to Tony the Liverpool supporter: “I do hope they carry out their threat to leave the country, because the immigration problem will be solved overnight!” 1 ✈️ “If Liverpool win the league I will emigrate.”👕 “I’m a United fan and I’m off to the Etihad to buy a City shirt!”😂 These #MUFC fans REALLY don’t want #LFC winning the Premier League.[📻 @SportsBreakfast] pic.twitter.com/cTGi27RGdI— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) January 3, 2019Listen to more talkSPORT callers ahead of Man City v Liverpool above A Manchester United fan has told talkSPORT he will EMIGRATE if Liverpool are crowned Premier League champions this season.Liverpool face title rivals Manchester City in a season-defining clash at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday night, where a Reds win would extend their lead at the top to nine points.Jurgen Klopp’s side remain unbeaten and are in a fantastic position to end the club’s 29-year wait for a league title this term.But it appears that would be too much for some rival supporters… Rival supporters don’t want to see Liverpool crowned English champions last_img read more

first_imgU.S. District Judge Martin Reidinger sentenced yesterday a Waynesville, N.C. man to 114 months in prison on child pornography charges, announced Jill Westmoreland Rose, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.  Travis Lindsey Mehaffey, 39, was also ordered to serve a lifetime of supervised release and to register as a sex offender after he is released from prison.John A. Strong, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Charlotte Division; Sheriff Greg Christopher of the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office; and Chief Bill Hollingsed of the Waynesville Police Department join U.S. Attorney Rose in making today’s announcement.According to court documents and information introduced at the sentencing hearing, on January 6, 2017, a Walmart shopper in Waynesville found an SD card near a checkout lane.  The shopper turned the SD card over to law enforcement, after finding that it contained images and videos of children engaging in sexually explicit conduct.  Law enforcement determined that the SD card belonged to Mehaffey.  According to court records, forensic analyses of the SD card and other devices that belonged to Mehaffey revealed that the defendant possessed more than 114 videos and 754 images of child pornography, some of which depicted prepubescent minors engaging in sadistic and masochistic or other lewd and lascivious conduct.Mehaffey pleaded guilty on June 14, 2017, to one count of receipt of child pornography and was released on bond pending sentencing.  On September 27, 2017, Mehaffey was arrested for violating the condition of his release that prohibits him from using, purchasing, possessing or otherwise obtaining any computer or electronic device capable of accessing the Internet.  According to court records, during a search of Mehaffey’s residence, a United States Probation officer found an unreported cellphone hidden under the defendant’s mattress.  Court records indicate that Mehaffey admitted to using the cellphone to view child pornography on the Internet.Mehaffey is currently in custody and will be transferred to the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons upon designation of a federal facility.  All federal sentences are served without the possibility of parole. U.S. Attorney Rose thanked the FBI, the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office and the Waynesville Police Department for their investigation of this case. Special Assistant United States Attorney (SAUSA) Christopher Hess prosecuted the case.  Mr. Hess is a state prosecutor with the office of the 30th Prosecutorial District assigned as SAUSA to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Asheville.  Mr. Hess is duly sworn in both state and federal courts, and prosecutes in federal court cases that  impact the counties within the 30th Prosecutorial District.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_img25 January 2011Creating jobs in South Africa, while at the same time striving for decent work, will be the key focus of the Labour Department’s policies in the years ahead, says Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant.“We have to ensure that our policies do not have negative consequences for employment,” Oliphant said at the annual labour policy conference in Pretoria on Monday. “Some may want to argue that our priority should be decent work. I would, however, caution against getting into an either-or debate.“What we ultimately want are jobs that are decent,” the minister said. “We know that the International Labour Organisation defines work as being productive jobs for women and men in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity.”She said it was critical that the social partners at the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) engaged seriously and vigorously with the proposed amendments to South Africa’s labour law.“I am sure we would all want the amendments to be passed into law as soon as possible so that the legal reforms can begin to change labour relations and the operation of the labour market for the better,” she said.Through the proposed changes, Oliphant said the department wanted to strengthen the powers of the country’s labour inspectorate. This would see non-compliance with the law being criminalised and penalties being increased for violation of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act and the Employment Equity Act.“The Labour Relations Act is also being amended to strengthen the enforcement of arbitration awards issued by the Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) as well as Bargaining and Statutory Councils.”She said it was only through co-operation, rather than competition, that South Africa’s labour market could be changed for the better.Oliphant said the strategic objectives of the department over the next five years included:Contributing to employment creation.Promoting equity in the labour market.Protecting vulnerable workers.Strengthening social protection.Promoting sound labour relations.Strengthening the capacity of labour market institutions.Strengthening the institutional capacity of the department.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

first_imgThe fingerprint scanner. Source: Delta. A two-finger biometric salute can now get Delta Air Lines customers into 50 Sky Club locations across the US.Delta Sky Club members who are US citizens or permanent residents can use CLEAR biometric fingerprint readers to check in across the domestic network, side-stepping the need to have a paper or mobile boarding pass or a club membership card.They need to enroll by registering at a CLEAR enrolment kiosk in one of 14 Delta Sky Club locations across the country.They will then be able to check in to all clubs by placing two fingers on a fingerprint reader.Delta has been testing biometrics at a number of locations over the past year, including at Sky Clubs at Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Washington, D.C., and its home hub in Atlanta.It has also been looking at biometric technology for boarding at DCA and bag drop at Minneapolis-St Paul. Its relationship with CLEAR stretches back to 2016.The airline says it is the only US-based global airline to offer customers a secure biometric check-in option at a single touch point across its network.“From unlocking our phones to entering the workplace, more and more people have the option to use biometrics as a form of identity verification for daily activities,” Delta’s chief operating officer Gil West said in announcing the Sky Club roll-out.“Having that option is quickly becoming an expectation that we are working hard to meet through this program.”The Sky Club readers feature a redesign that includes ergonomic fingerprint support and an angled fingerprint scanner to optimize the hand angle and promote successful scans.There is also an intuitive sound and lighting check-in response to help both customers and staff.The changes were made after customer feedback during the testing phase.The aviation industry is increasingly looking biometrics as a way of making check-in more secure as well as speed up the process and address bottlenecks in areas such as border security.Facial recognition is another technology that is gaining ground with JetBlue and British Airways among the airlines using a passenger’s unique facial features to identify them.READ British Airways uses biometrics to speed boarding.last_img read more

first_imgADT and West Corporation (“West”), a global leader in technology-enabled services, recently announced that they have entered into an agreement to enhance customer experiences with 911 emergency communications. Through this arrangement, ADT will use West’s Emergency Response Link (ERL) to help ensure homes and businesses monitored by ADT benefit from the most accurate location data available so that the correct response teams are deployed even faster.ERL is a fully managed, automated platform that uses location intelligence to identify the appropriate jurisdiction for a specific location based upon an address or geographic coordinates. This information enables ADT’s professional monitoring personnel to more quickly engage the correct local fire, police or medical response teams. Integrating accurate jurisdiction data into ADT systems is critical for timely and accurate alarm response because jurisdictional boundaries for fire, police and medical response are constantly changing.“For ADT, the safety and security of our customers is personal,” said Don Young, chief information officer and EVP, field operations at ADT. “Given West’s long-standing reputation as a leader in the public safety space, its ERL platform is a natural choice to help ensure we are engaging the appropriate emergency teams and minimizing response times in the case of an alarm. West’s data offers advanced capabilities by mapping customers to emergency responders by location in ways that most alarm companies cannot do in-house. Using ERL enables ADT to shift our resources from maintaining an internal database of this information to what matters most—providing the enhanced monitoring services our customers rely on to help keep them safe.”- Sponsor – “We know that in emergency situations, response time matters and every second counts, so our solutions are designed to improve the speed and accuracy of data delivery that supports public safety,” said Ron Beaumont, president of West Safety Services. “As part of West’s continued focus on utilizing our market-leading public safety capabilities for new applications and markets, we are delighted to work with the leading monitoring security provider who shares our focus on safety. ADT will be able to provide enhanced levels of service and compliance by tapping into West’s data and technology.”West rigorously researches, audits, verifies and manages Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) contact data based on the most current jurisdictional boundaries. West’s resulting expertise is then seamlessly integrated into the alarm provider’s internal systems, helping them route every emergency alarm to the appropriate emergency teams with speed and confidence.The integration of ERL marks the first of several planned collaborations between ADT and West to enrich ADT’s monitoring services by leveraging the power of West’s technology and data quality. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

first_imgIf you think the Internet has changed your day-to-day life, just wait. That massive, glorious network of information that we now connect to from laptops and handheld devices is getting weaved ever more thoroughly into our lives.At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, connected cars and TV sets were all the rage. That’s just the beginning. Increasingly, everyday appliances and objects are adding Internet connectivity, opening up a world of new possibilities and further altering how we live our lives.One major culmination of these trends is the smart home. We’ve been hearing futuristic-sounding predictions about them for years, but they’re now poised to become an easily achievable reality. Home automation products available today deal mostly with energy management and security. Yet it’s not just the utility companies and traditional home security players that are making moves in this space. Familiar names in big tech are claiming their positions in this market while it’s still emerging. john paul titlow Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… The Hyper-Connected Smart Home of the FutureSo what will smart homes look like? Right now, the focus is on managing energy usage and ensuring our homes are safe from intruders and natural disasters. Inexpensive cameras connected to the cloud serve as modern-day surveillance systems for the home, while wireless lighting and Wi-Fi-connected thermostats help households better manage the energy they use.Not content to rely on its legacy business model indefinitely, cable giant Comcast has been aggressively making moves in the smart home space. Its Xfinity Home offering runs the gamut from cloud-connected video monitoring and remote security system management to an iPhone-controlled thermostat. Everything from security cameras to household lighting can be controlled from a centralized touchscreen interface or from any Internet-connected computer or iPhone. Last month, the company partnered with a firm called EcoFactor to provide better climate-control features, including the ability for the system to learn temperature patterns in a given house and make adjustments accordingly. Comcast isn’t the only telecommunications giant aiming to connect the home of the future. Last year, Verizon unveiled its own smart home offering, which focuses on remote home monitoring and energy-use management. It’s an offering not unlike the one created by Control4, a vendor that works closely with Cisco on its smart home initiatives.In late 2010, AT&T acquired Xanboo, a startup that specializes in home automation technology. At about the same time, Motorola bought 4Home, another smart home startup that may well find itself integrated with Google’s future offerings in this space.Open Sourcing Your House: Enter the DevelopersLast year at Google I/O, the search giant announced Android@Home, a framework that will aim to bring the Android OS and Internet connectivity to a range of household devices and appliances. Like Android itself, this new initiative is open to developers, who can use Google’s APIs and protocols to build new functionality into smart homes.Some of what Google previewed centered around home entertainment, which will be a key component of the smart home revolution. Microsoft is already leading the charge in this space with the ever-evolving XBox 360 and Kinect. As if the Kinect’s motion-controlled user input for video games wasn’t cool enough, the hacks cobbled together by developers everywhere have begun to show off the device’s true potential, which we suspect will go beyond the living room and have implications throughout the home. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Like the Kinect, Apple’s Siri voice control feature has been hacked by developers and applied to scenarios that go well beyond what Apple originally intended. Many speculate about the inclusion of Siri on the company’s rumored HDTV set, but it doesn’t matter. Siri can already control the Plex media center platform, not to mention adjust Wi-Fi-connected thermostats, home lighting and curtains. Officially, Siri is only available on the iPhone 4S. In the future, we’d be surprised if the technology didn’t find its way into a variety devices, as developers have already begun to prove is possible.center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Tags:#home#Internet of Things#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more