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The best ways to troll your coworkers on Slack

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first_imgSlack is so ingrained into my social well-being at the office I literally can’t imagine coming into work without it. Lots of other companies are also adopting the service. Do you work in a Slack-powered office? Have you developed your own Slack coworker trolling tips? Share them in a comment! Today I did what I do pretty much every weekday. No, not try to take over the world, Pinky. I went to work here at the fabulous Geek.com office in the heart of New York City. And when I sat at my desk did I immediately start creating the best dang content you’ve ever read? No, of course not. Instead, I opened up Slack, the hip, new online corporate communication tool.Whether you’re hating Monday mornings like a lasagna cat, getting over Wednesday hump days at lunch, or riding out the last few minutes of a Friday afternoon, Slack is there to improve your experience as a loyal thrall of capitalism. The service has been picking up so much steam it’s even advertising on Vice’s TV channel, which doesn’t make much sense since Slack is built for businesses not individuals but whatever.Slack’s actual purpose is for helping employees, both in an office and working remotely, communicate and coordinate more easily and efficiently on projects. But plenty of other software, from Trello to Basecamp to Asana, offers similar and some might say better functionality. The true value of Slack is more intangible, and it took me some time to realize it. What really makes Slack so essential to me, the thing about it that arguably lowers productivity while objectively raising enough morale to be worth it, is simple. Slack is perfect for trolling your coworkers.Here are some of my favorite methods for trolling coworkers on Slack. Slackbot Responses1/6 Being funny on Slack can take some effort, effort you may not have time for if you’re busy actually working. Lame. But don’t despair, you can outsource your sense of humor to Slack itself. Slackbot is the automated member of every Slack team there to assist users with the program. But Slackbot can do more than just keep track of how many Props an employee receives for cool accomplishments. Take your trolling to the next level by programming Slackbot responses. Whenever someone types in a certain phrase Slackbot will respond according to your wishes. Mention millennials? Slackbot will correct you with “Snake People.” GIFs and links work as well. Whenever someone here types Kingdom Hearts or Tetsuya Nomura, Slackbot will activate this appropriate Goofy/Evanescence music video. I don’t even need to be online anymore to troll.<><>last_img read more

Cuts In The Budget For Commercial Fishing Have Lead To Staffing Reductions

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first_imgDF & G Division Director Scott Kelley outlined the agency’s budget to the House Finance Subcommittee on Fish and Game on Thursday, February 1. According to reports presented by Kelley, the state has cut the department’s general fund by more than 36 percent since 2015, leading to an approximately 6 percent cut for the state Division of Commercial Fisheries. Kelley says the division also has cut smaller fisheries like herring in order to limit cuts to the lucrative salmon fisheries on the Kenai Peninsula. Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-commercial-fishing-cuts.mp3VmJennifer-on-commercial-fishing-cuts.mp300:00RPdcenter_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has begun the process of reducing staff in the commercial fishing division due to increased budget cuts. Kelley told the committee that staffing has been reduced by roughly 11 percent since 2015, causing the division to limit personnel on weirs and other projects: “We have 278 permanents, 382 seasonals, and total positions in the division of 660. Overall the percentage change in staffing from 2015 to now is 11 percent. So we’ve reduced our staff by 11 percent since 2015.”last_img read more

A VOTERS GUIDE To The Wilmington School Committee Race

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first_imgWatch WCTV Candidate Conversations:VIDEO: School Committee Candidate Jesse Fennelly Discusses His Campaign With WCTVVIDEO: School Committee Member Jo Newhouse Discusses Her Campaign With WCTVVIDEO: School Committee Candidate Jay Samaha Discusses His Campaign With WCTVWatch WCTV Candidates Night:VIDEO: School Committee Candidates Fennelly, Newhouse & Samaha Discuss The IssuesRead Coverage From Crier, Advocate, Patch, SunCandidate Profile: Samaha seeks School Committee seat (Town Crier)Candidate Profile: Fennelly runs again for School Committee (Town Crier)Candidate Profile: Newhouse seeks reelection to School Committee (Town Crier)Debate Recap: Candidates Night display selectmen, school choices (Town Crier) Debate Recap: Candidates Get Tasty As Charges Fly In Wilmington Debate (Lowell Sun)Candidates On Facebook:Jason Samaha For School CommitteeJesse Fennelly For Wilmington School CommitteePolls will be open this Saturday, April 27, from 8am to 8pm, at the Boutwell Early Childhood Center, Wildwood Early Childhood Center, and Town Hall.  Not sure where you vote?  Click HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook.  Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE.  Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSpecial Education PAC Chair Jo Newhouse Appointed To Wilmington School CommitteeIn “Education”TOWN ELECTION UPDATE: Ballot Is Set — 9 Candidates For 3 Selectmen Seats Spread Over 2 RacesIn “Government”VIDEO: School Committee Candidate Jesse Fennelly Discusses His Campaign With WCTVIn “Videos” WILMINGTON, MA — At this Saturday’s Town Election, three candidates — Jesse Fennelly, Jo Newhouse, and Jay Samaha — are running uncontested for three seats on the Wilmington School.Have you been paying attention to the race?  If not, Wilmington Apple has you covered!Read Closing StatementsJesse FennellyI want to thank the Wilmington Apple for another season of excellent election coverage and for giving us the opportunity to discuss our positions on issues facing the town. I also want to extend my appreciation to you, the residents of Wilmington, for taking the time to learn about the candidates on the ballot this coming weekend. You have three choices for three seats on the School Committee this year. I hope I have done enough to earn one of your votes. I am looking forward to (hopefully) being given a chance to represent you. And remember, you can always reach me on the campaign Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/JesseFennellyforWilmingtonSchoolCommitteeAlso, please don’t forget that while the School Committee race is quiet this year, we have 9 candidates for three seats on the Board of Selectmen. I hope the residents will share my sentiment that this is an important election, and I encourage everyone to get out this weekend and vote. Please, while you are at it, consider casting a vote for me for School Committee. Thank you.Jay SamahaWilmington is a great town with great schools and is a place we should all be proud to call home. I am excited about the challenges ahead and, if elected, will always work for the students, families, and community of Wilmington to the best of my ability.  I believe that my combination of being both a parent in town and being a classroom teacher will bring a unique perspective to the school committee. I look forward to helping stabilize the district at all levels, increasing social emotional learning, focusing on special education, and finding appropriate solutions to issues in a collaborative spirit with my fellow school committee members and the Superintendent.I would like to thank my fellow candidates, Jo and Jesse.  I have learned a lot from both of you and, if elected, look forward to working alongside you.  I would also like to thank my wife, Amanda, our children, Avis and Nick, and the many friends, family, and colleagues who have helped along the way.I am asking for your vote this Saturday, April 27th.Read Campaign Announcements:Jay Samaha Pulls Paper To Run For School CommitteeJesse Fennelly To Run For School CommitteeRead Weekly Candidate Q&As: Samaha, Newhouse & Fennelly Evaluate Superintendent’s First 9 MonthsSamaha, Newhouse & Fennelly Discuss School Start Time ChangesSamaha, Newhouse & Fennelly Discuss District’s Special Education DepartmentSamaha, Newhouse & Fennelly Discuss Their Involvement In The School System & Communitylast_img read more

5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday August 6 2019

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first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Tuesday, August 6, 2019:#1) National Night Out At Rotary ParkNational Night Out is a community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. At the Wilmington event, we have representatives from not only the WPD, but also from local, county, state, & federal law enforcement agencies on hand to speak with community members and explain each of their agency’s role.National Night Out 2019 will be held on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, from 5pm to 8pm at Rotary Park, located across the street from the Wilmington Public Safety building. We will have police & fire vehicles displays, equipment displays, demonstrations, crime prevention information, food, & bouncy houses.The following agencies are scheduled to be present:Wilmington Police DepartmentWilmington Fire DepartmentFederal Bureau of InvestigationBureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, & FirearmsUnited States Postal Inspection ServiceVeteran’s Affairs PoliceFederal Reserve PoliceMassachusetts State PoliceMassachusetts Environmental PoliceReading Police DepartmentMassachusetts National Guard#2) Wilmington Board Of Health MeetingThe Wilmington Board of Health meets at 5:30pm at Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.#3) Wilmington Planning Board MeetingThe Wilmington Planning Board meets at 7:30pm at Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.#4) Angels In Motions MeetingAngels In Motion meets every Tuesday, from 9:30am to 2:30pm at the Wilmington Knights of Columbus Hall (112 Middlesex Avenue).  The club provides a great opportunity for seniors to meet new friends or reacquaint with old ones. A luncheon is served as noon.  Free. Handicapped accessible.#5) Art After Dark At Wilmington LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is hosting Zodiac Cross Stitch at 6:30pm. Weave the stars together with this zodiac cross-stitch craft! Create your own zodiac sign in a 3″ hoop. All skill levels welcome, all supplies provided. Grades 6-12. Register HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedREMINDER: What To Expect At TONIGHT’S Wilmington Police’s National Night OutIn “Police Log”What To Expect At Wilmington Police’s National Night Out On August 6In “Community”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, August 12, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Educators come together for annual National Education Association meeting

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first_imgEducators from across the nation are currently meeting in Boston for the annual meeting of the National Education Association, the largest teacher’s union in the country.Listen nowAlaska NEA president Tim Parker is attending along with 64 other state members to learn about education initiatives around the country and to discuss how to improve education in Alaska.Parker said that his biggest concern is the uncertain future of the state’s education budget.“We’re going to be in exactly the same spot next year,” Parker said. “Teacher lay-offs and program cuts continue.”Among the topics discussed at the meeting was this year’s roll out of the Every Student Succeeds Act or ESSA. ESSA replaces the No Child Left Behind Act and gives states more power over setting standards for their schools and for evaluating teachers.Parker said he has been speaking with educators from other states about how to improve methods for evaluating student progress.“Some of them are super creative,” Parker said. “They actually have to investigate an oil spill.”The NEA annual meeting ends on July 5.last_img read more

Can Fin Homes shares gain 100 in 1 year put PNB Housing

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first_imgCan Fin Homes shares have experienced a phenomenal run on the bourses, gaining 100 percent in one year and more than 325 percent in two years, even as PNB Housing Finance is all set to enter the primary market with its initial public offering (IPO).Can Fin Homes share price closed at Rs. 1,482 on Friday (Aug. 26, 2016), translating into a gain of 100.27 percent from the closing price of Rs. 740.30 on Aug. 27, 2015. When compared with the closing price of Rs. 348 on Aug. 27, 2014, the appreciation is 325 percent.In comparison, Canara Bank, which holds 43.45 percent stake in the home loan company, has had a poor run on the stock exchanges, falling 6.9 percent to Rs. 268.55 on Friday (Aug. 26, 2016) from Rs 288.80 on Aug. 27, 2015.For the first quarter (Q1) ended June 30, Can Fin Homes posted 55 percent rise in net profit at Rs. 49.73 crore as against Rs. 32.10 crore in the year-ago period. Total income increased 28 percent in Q1 to 242.53 crore as compared to the corresponding period last year. Net interest income grew 43 percent to Rs. 91.87 crore from Rs. 64.03 crore for the quarter ended June 30, 2015.The home loan company’s gross non-performing assets (NPAs) and net NPAs stood at 0.24 percent and 0.04 percent, respectively, as of June 30, 2016. Canara Bank reported 52 percent fall in net profit for Q1 to Rs. 229 crore on account of higher provisioning for bad loans. The bank had to provide Rs. 1,492 crore during the quarter for bad loans as against Rs. 1,359 crore in the year-ago period. The bank’s net profit in June 2015 quarter was Rs. 478 crore.Total income in Q1 fell to Rs. 11,786 crore from Rs. 12,252 crore in the corresponding period last fiscal, according to the Bengaluru-based lender’s regulatory filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange on July 25.PNB Housing Finance, in which state-run Punjab National Bank has a 51 percent stake, is entering the primary market with an approximately Rs. 2,500 crore initial public offering (IPO).last_img read more

Baltimore Hits 300 Homicides for The Year

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first_imgBALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Police say the city has hit a grim benchmark, reaching 300 homicides so far this year.The 300th homicide of 2016 was recorded Tuesday night. Police say two men were found with gunshot wounds in northwest Baltimore and both were taken to hospitals, where one of them later died.Last year, the city hit the 300 mark on Nov. 14.The city broke a 44-year record in 2015 with 344 homicides. The spike in violence followed civil unrest inspired by the April 2015 death of Freddie Gray, a young African-American man whose neck was broken in the back of a police van. Authorities attributed some of the violence to crimes related to prescription drugs stolen during rioting that spring touched off by Gray’s case.While 2016 has been slightly less violent for Baltimore, Police Commissioner Kevin Davis has said, “we’re still not where we want to be.”Davis said that as of Monday the rate for resolving the city’s homicides was about 37 percent.last_img read more

Samsung rowing harder and faster for flexible screen production

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first_img More information: online.wsj.com/article/SB10001 … 116392091283994.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Expectations are that Samsung, as part of the grand mix, is to start mass production of smartphone screens using bendable plastic rather than glass. According to the WSJ report, Samsung’s flexible displays will incorporate OLEDs.Analysts believe the move into mass production would be a real business advantage as smart-device makers in competition with Samsung scramble for attention and market share with their designs and feature sets. Some of the reasons why a Samsung customer would favor plastic rather than conventional glass would be lightness and durability. As for Samsung, the technology could also help lower manufacturing costs as well as differentiate its products from rivals, said an analyst at Shinyoung Securities in the WSJ report. Explore further Samsung readies first batch of super-thin bendable AMOLED displays (Phys.org)—Is Samsung getting ready to release a line of flexible displays made of glass-replacing plastic? The right words in response may be “well, finally,” or “well, maybe.” The Wall Street Journal has talked to a source who said that Samsung, in the words of the WSJ subheading, “Plans to Mass Produce Flexible Mobile-Device Screens” in the first half of next year. The source was not named and was only described as “a person familiar with the situation.” Samsung has tantalized techies and consumers with its futuristic videos showing a beautiful-life day using wearable wrist computers, auto dashboard display screens, location-finding smartphones, and wall mounted computer screens of plastic rather than glass. © 2012 Phys.org Citation: Samsung rowing harder and faster for flexible screen production (2012, November 15) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-11-samsung-rowing-harder-faster-flexible.html Hopes that Samsung would not miss the 2012 mark in flex displays for television were shelved this year with reports of problems preventing release of the 55-inch OLED TVs. The idea had been to sell them in time for the London Olympics.Samsung is considered one of the leaders in OLED display research and the leader in (Active Matrix) AMOLED, where a transistor next to each pixel brings faster response time. OLED Displays are thinner, more efficient and offer better picture quality than LCD or Plasma displays.As for smartphones, back in March, analysts were already talking about how Samsung was looking at its plastic-backed AMOLED devices to make lightweight, ultra-thin phones with foldable screens. Analysts said they expected to see Samsung apply plastic substrate-based, bendable or curved displays for smartphones with the first products carrying a design where a screen is folded over the edges of a phone, so that the display continues on to the sides. The display would be unbreakable.Samsung claims that by 2014, 50 percent of cell phones might have AMOLED displays, and by 2015 it could become the main TV panel technology.last_img read more

Top BJP ministers attend RSS meet Oppn questions govts accountability

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first_imgFormer J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah took a dig at the RSS over its coordination meeting with the BJP and questioned how it could be called a ‘social organisation’. “So the RSS is doing a 3-day performance appraisal of the Modi government. Anyone else want to tell me that they are a ‘social organisation’?” he tweeted. There was speculation that the demand for ‘one rank, one pension’ (OROP), over which ex-servicemen have been agitating in the national Capital was discussed on the sidelines of the three-day coordination meeting.  Also Read – K’taka cabinet expansion on August 20Governance issues such as the Land Bill and the Patel reservation agitation in Gujarat and recent census figures are also on the list of items to be deliberated.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to attend the event on its last day (Friday). Wednesday’s deliberations were attended by Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj, Manohar Parrikar, Venkaiah Naidu, Anant Kumar besides party chief Amit Shah and some other ministers.  Also Read – Torrential rains lash northern states, alert sounded in PunjabRSS chief Mohan Bhagwat presided over the meeting, which was attended by representatives of 15 Sangh associates – Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Swadeshi Jagaran Manch and Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangathan. BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav, who has been deputed by the RSS to the party, said there would be no discussion on OROP, adding that the government is seized of the matter.“The meeting is about how we should move ahead into the future. It’s not about any review of the government or any policy and programmes,” he said. Sources said government would be given a feedback over the issues before it but it would not be any threadbare analysis of any specific programme or policy. There was a feeling among the participants in the meeting that the contentious OROP issue should be resolved at the earliest, considering that it is an issue dear to the Sangh Parivar.last_img read more

A resourcefriendly way to stream Twitchtv content

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first_imgA resource-friendly way to stream Twitch.tv content by Martin Brinkmann on July 11, 2016 in Music and Video – 5 commentsTwitch.tv is a popular destination to watch live streams of various video game and related broadcasts. Most Internet users tune in using a web browser, and that is working fine most of the time.Twitch used to use Flash exclusively on the site but has since then started to integrate HTML5 video streams on the site as well.Regardless of that, you may notice that the Twitch browser client can be quite the resource hog. While you may be able to adjust some settings, quality of stream for instance, to reduce its resource hunger, you may prefer a better way of streaming Twitch streams that don’t tax the computer as much.Livestreamer Twitch GUILivestreamer Twitch GUI is a graphical user interface for the popular Livestreamer application. We reviewed Livestreamer before here on Ghacks. It is a command line application to watch Internet streams in your favorite media player on the computer.Livestreamer Twitch GUI makes things more comfortable by adding an interface to the whole process. You need to configure the program before you may use it.First of all, it is required to download it and Livestreamer to the system. Livestreamer is available for Windows and as source code, Livestreamer Twitch GUI for Windows, Mac and Linux.Once you have both on your system, you may want to check the settings to make sure everything is set up correctly. The frontend reminds you if something is amiss when you start to play a video as well.The preferences are quite extensive. I suggest you enable the advanced settings and features preferences at the top to display even more.PreferencesWhile there are lots of preferences displayed on the page, the following ones may be of interest to the majority of users:Set the preferred stream quality. It is set to source by default, but you may change it to a desired quality. This is interesting if your Internet connection is slow or unreliable, or if you prefer maximum quality all the time.Livestreamer lists several parameters including the path to the livestreamer.exe executable, but also stream type and parameters.Videoplayer sets the media player that Livestreamer Twitch GUI will load the stream in. If you leave it blank, the default player will be used.Control various GUI related preferences. Change the theme from light to dark, enable or disable OS integration, and set refresh rates (off by default).Filter streams by language. You may remove broadcaster languages to filter out streams.Configure desktop notifications, for instance when favorites are streaming.Make sure you hit the apply button at the bottom of the page after you are done. The application displays a prompt if you miss it though.Browsing TwitchLivestreamer Twitch GUI lists several options to browse streaming channels on Twitch. You may use the featured, top games or top channels listings for instance, or use the search at the top for that to find specific streams.The account-specific section requires that you sign in to a Twitch account. You may then access your subscriptions, live streams, hosted streams, and favorites using the program as well.Once you have found a stream that you want to watch, you may simply click on it to start the process. If things are set up correctly, the stream opens in the default media player automatically.Livestreamer Twitch GUI displays options in its interface while the stream is playing in the main media player. Since the stream is displayed in the media player, you won’t get access to the chat for instance or other controls while using it.That’s why an option to launch the chat is displayed by the program. You also find options to change the stream quality, and even stream only the audio.Closing WordsIf you run into resource woes regularly when streaming Twitch content, you may want to give Livestreamer Twitch GUI a try.While it requires an initial setup to get everything going, it is not overly complicated and a one-time process only.SummaryArticle NameA resource-friendly way to stream Twitch.tv contentDescriptionLivestreamer Twitch GUI is a graphical user interface for the popular Livestreamer application which sends media streams to the default video player on the system.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Firefox 62 Developer Toolbar removal

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first_imgFirefox 62: Developer Toolbar removal by Martin Brinkmann on May 21, 2018 in Firefox – Last Update: May 21, 2018 – 35 commentsMozilla will remove the Developer Toolbar, also known as GLCI, from the Firefox web browser when it hits version 62 in September 2018.Firefox users who run an earlier version of the web browser can display the Developer Toolbar with the shortcut Shift-F2 or by using the Tools menu.The toolbar is quite handy for certain operations: you may use it to take screenshots, manage Firefox add-ons, change Firefox preferences, edit or remove cookies, or restart the web browser.Basically, what it does is provide commands that Firefox users may run from the built-in command line. The fact that it is a command line interface makes it a tool for advanced Firefox users for the most part and developers.Mozilla added the toolbar to Firefox in 2012 and it has been a part of Firefox since. The Developer Toolbar was not promoted much and that is one of the main reasons why it has not seen lots of usage.The organization made the decision to remove the toolbar from Firefox based on the following reasons:The user interface and GLCI is unmaintained.Some features are broken because of Firefox’s multi-process architecture e10s.Low usage.Alternatives are available.The feature blocks UnsafeSetInnerHTML.The main tracking bug on Bugzilla provides additional information. Mozilla plans to remove the Developer Toolbar and browser references in Firefox 62. Firefox 62 Nightly does not support the Shift-F2 shortcut already; nothing happens when you activate it.As far as alternatives are concerned:Screenshots — Mozilla suggests to use Firefox’s screenshot tool instead which the browser ships with. It does not support some operations right now though such as capturing full page screenshots or setting a device pixel ratio.Restart — load about:profiles, click on the restart button, or use operating system specific options such as Alt-F4 on Windows or Cmd-Q on Mac, and loading Firefox anew afterward. Also possible to use Ctrl-Alt-R in Developer Tools but only in Nightly.Mozilla revealed that restart is by far the most used command that users run when they use the Developer Toolbar.Closing WordsI have to admit that I did not use the Developer Toolbar much but it was quite handy for restarting Firefox quickly (Shift-F2, type res, hit tab to auto-complete to restart, hit Return).The removal may be a loss to some who use it for the same purpose or other purposes. I think that Mozilla should have alternatives for the most used actions in place and communicated to Firefox’s user base before the feature is removed from Firefox Stable.Now You: Do you use the Developer Toolbar in Firefox?SummaryArticle NameFirefox 62: Developer Toolbar removalDescriptionMozilla will remove the Developer Toolbar, also known as GLCI, from the Firefox web browser when it hits version 62 in September 2018.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

The Week Ahead Checking in on Housing Forecasts

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first_img 2018-08-12 Kristina Brewer The Week Ahead: Checking in on Housing Forecasts Local View – Next, get local, as our market experts give you the lay of the land in some of the rapidly evolving markets in the West Coast including:SeattlePortlandBay Area & SacramentoOrange County & Inland Empire On Tuesday, Metrostudy will be hosting its quarterly Housing Forecast Webcast at 2 p.m. EST. Agenda highlights for the webcast include:National Update – Metrostudy Chief Economist, Mark Boud, will present a state of the union on the current residential construction market, answering these critical questions: Here’s what else is happening in The Week Ahead:CoreLogic Home Performance Insights, Tuesday, 9 a.m.NAHB Housing Market Index, Wednesday, 10 a.m. ETHousing Starts Survey, Thursday, 8.30 a.m. ETFed Balance Sheet, Thursday, 4.30 p.m. ETFreddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey, Thursday, 9 a.m. ETValueInsured Summer 2018 Modern Homebuyer Survey in Daily Dose, Headlines, News What are the trends and forecasts for key indices impacting the housing market?What factors will likely play a role in the next housing downturn?How are product tariffs impacting construction costs and the market?How are immigration policies impacting employment and the housing market?What’s in store for the latter half of 2018? August 12, 2018 400 Views Sharelast_img read more

7 Valentine Australia From unromantic beginnings

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first_img7. Valentine, AustraliaFrom unromantic beginnings as a coal mining town, this lakeside lover’s paradise sits on the shore of Lake Macquarie, just up the coast from Sydney. Australia’s largest coastal saltwater lake, head up here with your Valentine for a spot of camping, swimming and that Aussie national past-time, barbecuing.Find flights8. Rose, USAWhat’s in a name? Well they’re aren’t many roses in this small New York town, which was actually named after the landowner Robert S. Rose. Residents in this romantically named town once thought gold and gems were buried beneath their feet. They failed to find any treasure, but then, in the immortal words of Dolly Parton: I never promised you a rose garden.9. Truelove Lowlands, Devon Island, CanadaUnless you have a peculiar penchant for polar bears, or you really love your own company, it’s highly unlikely you’ll find true love in Truelove. Devon Island is no love island, in fact it’s more like something out of the Tom Hanks movie Cast Away, being the world’s largest uninhabited spot of land.Find flights10. Love County, USAWe made it to the end of the list without running out of romance-related puns! Love is in the air in Love County, Oklahoma, where more than half of the population are married, that’s 10% more than the US national average. Are they more amorous, or just traditional? We’re not sure on that one. Read more about romantic holiday ideas:10 romantic hotels in Paris close to 10 great attractions7 romantic city breaks in EuropeDecent proposals: 7 really romantic (cheap) places to pop the questionSingle and wanting to escape smug couples this Valentine’s Day? Check this out:Kill Cupid: 5 unromantic, anti-Valentine’s destinationsSkyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 4. Kissing, GermanyBavaria, the home of Black Forest Gateau and beer, the perfect recipe for romance. Join the queue and pucker up alongside other soppy couples getting snapped snogging in front of Kissing’s welcome sign. If all the lovey-dovey stuff gets too much then Munich is only a short jaunt down the road. Find flights5. Heart’s Content, CanadaFrolic in the snow with your special someone to your Heart’s Content in this small town located in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Don’t get your wires crossed; famous for being the end of the line for the Transatlantic Telegraph Cable until it was decomssioned, the brick cable buidling is now a communications museum.6. Date, JapanIt’s a double date in Japan, which has not one but two towns named Date, actually pronounced ‘Dar-tay’. The first is located on Japan’s northernmost island, Hokkaido, the other on the main island of Honshu. Valentine’s Day is almost upon us, so here are 10 of the most romantic-sounding destinations in the world to get you in the mood for love.Whether you’re looking for the perfect spot for a romatin rendezvous, or you just want a giggle at some soppy city names, ditch the forecourt flowers and take a trip down lovers’ lane.1. Romance, USALegend has it, the rugged town of Romance, Arkansas, was named by a teacher who thought the views around the town were particularly romantic. The town’s biggest attraction is the local post office, where romantics flock to get a ‘Romance’ postmark on their love letters – they’re still waiting for email to catch on.Find flights2. Lover, EnglandAnother one for philatelists out there; the post man has a hard job carrying the sacks of sweet-nothings sent each February 14th to the village in Wiltshire who prize the ‘Lover’ postmark. With only three roads in the tiny hamlet, you’re bound to find the path to true love here.3. Heart Peaks, CanadaGet all hot under the collar with a hike up the volcanic mountains, Heart Peaks, in British Columbia. Feel light-headed and giddy (it could be love, it could be altitude sickness) atop the 6000-foot peak. Having laid dormant for thousands of years however, you might find more fizzle than sizzle.center_img Related7 romantic city breaks in EuropeLove is all you need, but whisking your sweetheart away to Paris, Barcelona or Lisbon will probably earn you a few brownie points. Here are seven places in Europe to take your lover for a romantic city break, whether it’s Valentine’s Day, or you just fancy treating that someone special.Top 10 Valentine Breaks: romantic holiday destinations off the beaten trackSkyscanner introduces 10 cities where love is still in the air5 Most Romantic Cities in Italy5 Most Romantic Cities in Italylast_img read more

Spehar reiterates commitment to UN resolutions on Famagusta

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first_imgSpecial Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) in Cyprus and Head of Unficyp Elizabeth Spehar on Friday met a delegation of the Famagusta municipality, headed by Mayor, Alexis Galanos.According to the municipality, the delegation gave Spehar a copy of the memorandum submitted to President Nicos Anastasiades on June 28 and discussed with her developments regarding Famagusta and particularly reports on the opening of the fenced-off area of Varosha, as well as the expected role of the United Nations.Spehar reiterated the UN’s commitment to resolutions on Famagusta and informed the delegation that her office was closely following developments, although there was no official information on any movement by the Turkish Cypriot side on suggestions it has made such as compiling an inventory of properties in Varosha.According to the municipality, Spehar said the UN’s goal was the return of Famagusta, as well as the resumption of the Cyprus talks in order to reach a comprehensive settlement.It also said Spehar’s office promised to get in touch in the event of any new developments on the Varosha issue.President Nicos Anastasiades in a letter sent to the UN chief on June 26, explained that the plans announced recently in the north constituted part of Turkey’s plan B, after the deadlock at in the Cyprus talks in Crans-Montana, Switzerland in July 2017.You May LikeCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityWe protect our home with earthquake insuranceCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoIcePopMan Notices A Strange Hole In This Lake, So He Gets A Drone, Flies It Inside And Captures ThisIcePopUndo Authorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoNicosia will use ‘all diplomatic means at its disposal’ to counter Turkish actionsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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