RGD Express Service Now Online

first_imgRelatedRGD Express Service Now Online FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Registrar General’s Department (RGD), began accepting payments online for express applications for birth, death and marriage certificates, as of yesterday (Sept 9).“Effective today, we are offering to Jamaicans all over the world, the ability to make applications and at the same time request service,” Chief Executive Officer (CEO), of the RGD, Dr. Patricia Holness told JIS News. “I tested the system and within five minutes of announcing the service, we received one application. The RGD was able to respond to the first customer, a Jamaican living in Florida, by 5:20 p.m.,” she said.“The system was posted on the RGD website at 4:30 p.m., and by 5:12 p.m. we had received two applications,” Dr. Holness said in a telephone interview.She explained that “we have been aware of the demand from our customers for the express service online for sometime now.”The CEO said that the only services, which are not available online are record updating services, since the RGD would need to see original documents for verification. These activities include Late Entry of Name, Correction of Error, Late Registration and the Addition of Father’s Particulars. These will not be offered online although these services are available on the express service.The move comes as the Agency improves its services to its customers.Dr. Holness noted that the Department is now advertising for new positions as it moves to enhance service delivery.During the 2007/08 financial year, the Agency received and processed some 49,212 express applications. For the period April to June 2008 over 11,000 such applications were processed. At the end of the first quarter of the 2008/2009 financial year, the RGD reported a 112 per cent success rate in application satisfaction. The Department further reported that for the current period, express applications are being printed in less than one day.“We have therefore decided that with this ability to satisfy customers and having regard to their constant demand for services with improved speed, we will be offering the express service online for birth, death and marriage applications,” the CEO said.She reminded customers that “they will need their entry numbers when making applications online for birth and death certificates. The CEO added that, “in the case of marriage applications customers must include the marriage officer’s name.”Customers without an entry number or a marriage officer’s name may make their request for this information by logging on to the RGD’s website at www.rgd.gov.jm and clicking on the icon for entry number. This move will benefit thousands of overseas customers who are unable to apply online as they have no entry number.She pointed out that, “this was not the first time that the RGD was offering its premium service online as the seven-day service along with the ordinary service has been offered online for over five years.During this time, the RGD reviewed its approach to the express service online by introducing a number of measures, including the electronic request for an entry number, and a marriage officer’s name.“The improvements,” the CEO said, “have resulted in great efficiencies in a number of areas and we now feel comfortable that we are able to satisfy our customers on all our speed services.”This offering of express service online is one of the continuing improvements to the RGD’s website. The RGD re-launched its website in 2006 and since then, it has introduced new features such as online payment, and an interactive blog with customers. Through the interactive blog the RGD has received over 80,000 emails, most of which have been answered within 24 hours. RGD Express Service Now Online UncategorizedSeptember 11, 2008 Advertisementscenter_img RelatedRGD Express Service Now Online RelatedRGD Express Service Now Onlinelast_img read more

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Montego Bay Port Will Be Ready to Accept LNG for Bogue Project

first_imgMontego Bay Port Will Be Ready to Accept LNG for Bogue Project TechnologyOctober 14, 2015Written by: Marlon Tingling RelatedNew Cybercrimes Act to Be Debated Tomorrow Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedJamaicans Urged To Protect Personal Security in Cyberspace RelatedJPS Launches $2.5 Billion Bogue Gas Conversion Projectcenter_img The Port Authority of Jamaica says the Port of Montego Bay will be ready to accept shipments of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for the Bogue Gas Conversion Project.Vice President for Business Development at the authority, Edmond Marsh, gave the assurance during his address at the launch of the J$2.5 billion (US$22.54 million) project in St. James on October 12.The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPSCo) is partnering with American company, Fortress Energy, to convert its 120-megawatt automotive diesel oil (ADO) plant at Bogue, into a dual facility for ADO and LNG.The project is scheduled to be completed by the second quarter of 2016, and will involve the shipment of LNG from Fort Lauderdale in the United States to the Port of Montego Bay.Mr. Marsh said the Port Authority will be “working hard” to ensure that all deadlines and standards are met for the arrival of the first shipment of gas.He informed that through collaboration with various stakeholders in western Jamaica, the Port Authority has accelerated its plans for the modernisation of the port.“One of the first activities we will be doing is to ensure that we provide a new berth…the berth is shared with cruise shipping and many times cruise ships have to get priority. For that reason, we have moved forward with the development of a new berth to facilitate the offloading of the cargo,” he informed.He said the conversion of the Bogue plant into a dual facility for ADO and LNG is a “game changing” development.“We see a lot of innovations arising from this project. Not only will it bring new technologies to the port, but it will allow us at the Port Authority to focus a lot more…on Montego Bay now as a very important element in port development and to support the whole western region,” Mr. Marsh said. Photo: JIS PhotographerVice President for Business Development at the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ), Edmond Marsh, addresses the launch of the Jamaica Public Service Company’s (JPSCo) Bogue Gas Conversion Project in Montego Bay, St. James on Tuesday (October 13). Story HighlightsThe Port Authority of Jamaica says the Port of Montego Bay will be ready to accept shipments of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for the Bogue Gas Conversion Project.Vice President for Business Development at the authority, Edmond Marsh, gave the assurance during his address at the launch of the J$2.5 billion (US$22.54 million) project in St. James on October 12.The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPSCo) is partnering with American company, Fortress Energy, to convert its 120-megawatt automotive diesel oil (ADO) plant at Bogue, into a dual facility for ADO and LNG. Montego Bay Port Will Be Ready to Accept LNG for Bogue ProjectJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlaylast_img read more

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Time to reflect for struggling Lions

first_img‘ ‘ Watch: I wanted to rip Jean’s head off – Jaque FourieSA Rugby MagUndo Posted in Lions, Super Rugby, Top headlines Tagged defence, Lions, Super Rugby Rieko Ioane scores against the Lions Published on March 23, 2020 Post by Jon Cardinelli World Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVMaverick coach Eddie Jones has named his Test dream team made up of players he has worked with throughout his illustrious career.SA Rugby MagUndoLoans | Search AdsLooking for loan in Hong Kong? Find options hereLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndoShop Bras Online | Search AdsBrilliant Bra and Panty Sets (take a look)Shop Bras Online | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoGoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndo熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Shop Bras Online | Search AdsTake a Look at These Bra and Panty SetsShop Bras Online | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘center_img Time to reflect for struggling Lions BabbelLearning a new language this year? – This app gets you speaking in just 3 weeksBabbel|SponsoredSponsoredUndo  66  4 ‘ AlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ The Lions coaches must use the unplanned break to reflect on the team’s defensive shortcomings and make the necessary adjustments, writes JON CARDINELLI.The Vodacom Super Rugby tournament has been suspended for an indefinite period due to rising concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. At this stage, there is no official restart date and it’s uncertain whether the results of the first seven rounds will count in a rejigged and largely truncated event.It’s hard to talk about silver linings at a time like this. None of the 15 teams – regardless of their results and performances – will welcome this sort of break. And yet, one wonders if a team like the Lions can’t use this time to reassess their tactics and make a few adjustments.The Lions lost five of their first six games and currently sit at the bottom of the South African conference. Clearly they have room for improvement.SEAN ERASMUS: Defensive spacing bogging Lions downThe big talking point this season has been the Lions’ lack of accuracy and organisation on defence. The franchise has lost a host of senior players in recent years and a number of younger players have been given the chance to step up. The stats after six matches, however, suggest that the youthful side is not learning from its mistakes.The Lions have leaked 200 points and 27 tries in six games. Only the Sunwolves and Waratahs have fared worse in these departments. All three of these teams have struggled in terms of results.By contrast, the better defensive teams sit in the top third of the overall standings. The Crusaders, Blues, Brumbies and Sharks are all among the tournament’s stingiest sides.ALSO READ: Lions’ standout forward – Marnus SchoemanThe Lions (596) have completed fewer tackles than any other team in 2020. They are ranked sixth for missed tackles (126) though.The Lions were one of the best teams in Super Rugby across the 2016, 2017 and 2018 seasons. It was during that period where they struck a terrific balance between attack and defence. Indeed, many of their tries were from turnover ball.In 2020, however, the Lions have been as disappointing on attack as they’ve been on defence. Only the Highlanders (11) have scored fewer tries than the Lions (14) this season.While the Lions have endeavoured to play with ball in hand – as their running-metre stats suggest – they have enjoyed little success in terms of linebreaks. Along with the Stormers and Highlanders, the Lions are ranked last in the tournament in this department (25).Photo: Getty Images ‘ 熱門話題不要被酵素騙了!在萬寧賣的「這個」直接針對脂肪…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAaron Smith names South African as greatest World Cup scrumhalfSA Rugby MagUndoJapan-based Kiwi player: I hope to never experience this againSA Rugby MagUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

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Washington Allston, a name to remember

first_imgWhen you graduate from a University that counts dozens of U.S. presidents and Supreme Court justices — and hundreds of distinguished scholars, scientists, and Nobel Prize winners — among its alumni, it is easy, even for the most accomplished and talented, to slip through the cracks into obscurity. One such alumnus whose reputation has fallen victim to time and fashion is the painter Washington Allston, perhaps the most famous Harvard graduate you’ve never heard of.Allston was born in South Carolina in November 1779. As a young man he moved north to attend Harvard, graduating in 1800. During his years at Harvard, he was known for his talents as a poet as well as an artist, and he served as vice president and poet of the Hasty Pudding Club. Shortly after graduation, he relocated to England to study art under Benjamin West at the Royal Academy.Allston spent the better part of the next two decades in Europe, returning only once in 1808 to marry Ann Channing, sister of fellow Harvard alumnus and prominent Unitarian preacher William Ellery Channing.It was during those years in Europe that Allston refined his artistic skills and made his reputation as “the first genius produced by the Western world,” according to poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. A large portrait of Coleridge, painted by Allston, is in the National Portrait Gallery in London. Allston’s voluminous work included portraits, scenes from Bible stories, and, especially toward the end of his career, landscapes. Among his numerous American admirers were luminaries Ralph Waldo Emerson and Oliver Wendell Holmes.In 1818, Allston returned to Boston and set up a studio in Cambridgeport, where he would spend the rest of his life working reclusively, the majority of his most accomplished work already behind him. In 1830, 15 years after the death of his first wife, he married Martha Dana, a member of a prominent Cambridge family.Allston died in July of 1843 and is buried in the Dana family plot in the “old burying ground” in Harvard Square.Although interest in Allston’s work waned in the years following his death, a resurgence of attention developed in the 1940s, culminating in a major exhibition in 1947 at the Detroit Institute of Arts organized by E.P. Richardson. A second major exhibition was held at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) in Boston in 1979 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Allston’s birth.The Fogg Art Museum at Harvard has an extensive collection of Allston’s work consisting of 11 paintings and more than 250 drawings. Currently there is only one Allston piece on display at the Fogg, the chalk sketch, “Ship in a Squall.”Allston’s legacy lives on at the Fogg, the MFA, and the neighborhood named for him. Few people realize that Boston’s Allston neighborhood is the famed artist’s namesake.Allston-Brighton author and historian William Marchione suggests that the Allston neighborhood is the only community in the United States named after an artist.Allston’s life and works will be discussed on Wednesday (Nov. 7) at the Honan-Allston Branch Library. Marchione, who is president of the Brighton-Allston Historical Society, and Judith Murray of the Harvard University Art Museums will present an interactive slide lecture on the artist at 6:30 p.m. in the library auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.Historian and author Bill Marchione and Judith Murray of the Harvard University Art Museums will discuss the life and works of Washington Allston on Wednesday (Nov. 7) at 6:30 p.m., Honan-Allston Branch Library auditorium, 300 North Harvard St., Allston. The event is free and open to the public.last_img read more

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Early morning wreck claims 2 lives on Interstate 10

first_img The crash remained under investigation Thursday afternoon as Troopers worked to determine the factors that contributed to this fatal crash. Next UpDPS said in an issued statement that preliminary reports indicate the driver of the westbound Volkswagen lost control of the vehicle for unknown reasons, left the roadway and rolled over before coming to a rest.Justice of the Peace Ray Chesson pronounced both occupants dead at the scene.The victims were listed as driver Thad Douglas, 38, and his female passenger, Jamie Brown, 35, both of Beaumont. Staff reportTwo occupants of a passenger vehicle were killed early Thursday after their vehicle crashed on Interstate 10 in Jefferson County.The Texas Department of Public Safety responded to the one-vehicle crash at 1:30 a.m. near FM 365.last_img read more

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Fagioli skids in Kazakhstan

first_imgIn order to weigh the offshore module Fagioli used 18 hydraulic jacks, each with a capacity of 300 tons (272.2 tonnes), plus 18 load cells, 14 of which had a capacity of 200 tons (181.4 tonnes) and four 300-tonne capacity units.Fagioli determined that the module weighed 1,760 tons (1,596.6 tonnes). Strand jacks were then used to pull the module onto skid tracks and, eventually, onto the barge.Once secured, the barge transported the module to an artificial island, where Fagioli skidded the structure onto the land.www.fagioli.comlast_img

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RegioJet buys double-deck coaches to cope with ridership growth

first_imgSLOVAKIA: RegioJet has acquired 10 second-hand double-deck coaches from DB Regio, which it plans to use to provide a rapid increase in capacity on Bratislava – Dunajská Streda – Komárno services operated under contract to the Ministry of Transport. The Dbz750 coaches were built at the Bautzen plant in the early 1990s. RegioJet will operate them in two five-car rakes, hauled by Siemens ER20 diesel locomotives to be leased from Beacon Rail. They are scheduled to enter service on peak-hour trains on September 2, following the testing and approval process. Slovakia’s busiest single-track non-electrified line has seen significant growth in ridership since RegioJet took over from state operator ZSSK in March 2012. The extra rolling stock will enable RegioJet to provide over 100 more seats per train compared to the Bombardier Talent and Siemens Desiro DMUs currently employed on the line, although the operator and ministry say even more capacity will be needed to cope with daily demand.last_img read more

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Tokyo 2020: Nigeria’s Badminton Stars Begin Quest For Qualification

first_imgNigeria and Africa’s top-ranked badminton players Dorcas Adesokan, Anuoluwapo Opeyori and Godwin Olofua are set to begin their quest for Olympic qualification today at the 2019 Egypt International tournament.The tournament serves off today, Thursday, 17 October but the trio will join the action tomorrow in the main draw in the round of 32. The competition ends on Sunday, October 20.Adesokan and Opeyori, who are Africa’s top-ranked players in the women and men’s singles respectively alongside Nigeria’s second-best men’s player, Olofua, will all play in the Singles event, while Opeyori and Olofua will combine in the Men’s Doubles.After the Cairo tournament, the Nigerian stars will move to Algiers to take part in the 2019 Algeria International Championship from October 24 to 27 following which they will return home.The quest for ranking points continues with a tight and physically demanding schedule to the Cameroon International (November 14 to 17), Scottish Open (November 20 to 24), Zambian International from November 28 to December 1) and a host of other meets in South Africa, Italy, Sweden among others.According to the Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN), this drive is to ensure that the players garner as much ranking points as possible to stay in contention in the race for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.The players, who have expressed preparedness for the rigorous and demanding tasks ahead, have assured the BFN of their determination to give their best at the tournaments.Opeyori stated that they are ready for the task ahead while commending the BFN for believing in the players to deliver the goods. He said that playing and doing well in many tournaments would help them garner enough points to hopefully make it to Tokyo.“I am hopeful that the three of us will make it to Tokyo. We are prepared for the task ahead and we have trained hard. All we need do is give our best at these tournaments,” Opeyori stated. The BFN is leaving no stone unturned in the all-important mission of securing spots in the Tokyo Olympics.Relatedlast_img read more

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Special Bambi Meet and Greet at Disney’s Animal Kingdom This Weekend

first_imgShare This!©DisneyWow! Can you believe that the animated classic, Bambi is 75 years old?! Crazy! To celebrate this milestone, the Walt Disney World Resort is celebrating with special Bambi themed photographic opportunities this weekend at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.First, Guests can meet both Thumper and Miss Bunny outside of Conservation Station at Rafiki’s Planet Watch from 10:20 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. from August 25-27.In addition, the Disney PhotoPass photographers will be on hand with special Magic Shots to commemorate the occasion. They include:Bambi and Friends Magic Shot or Bambi prop sign at Rafiki’s Planet WatchButterfly Magic Shot at the park’s main entrance, Discovery Island, Asia, Africa and Rafiki’s Planet WatchIf you are looking to have Magic Shots taken during your trip, make sure you ask what Magic Shots the Disney PhotoPass photographer can do for you when you’re getting your photos taken! I’ve noticed in my past dealings with PhotoPass that the photographers don’t always ask you if you want Magic Shots taken.last_img read more

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Deborah’s Weekly Web Resources Roundup: June 24, 2012

first_imgAccessibility Bookmarklets and Tools: If you haven’t created a toolbox of apps for testing accessibility, this is an excellent collection to start with recommendations for checking parsing errors, validating markup, free screen reader and more.WordPress and Accessibility: Ensuring Access to the Largest Pool of Readers: Tips for WordPress developers to provide better accessibility in their themes.Social media helping autistic children ‘navigate the world’: Read how YouTube changed the life of 13 year-old Jordan Hilkowitz, a young teenager in Ontario, Canada.Accessible Web Sites: What Can You Do?: Web designer and developer Joe Dolson’s slideshow overview of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG).User ExperienceA Beginner’s Guide to Wireframing: Nice intro to wireframing from WPTuts, discussing the basics and highlighting several popular tools and applications including Balsamiq, Omnigraffle, and a new online application Flairbuilder that looks promising.Feel UX: If Apple Won’t Innovate The User Experience, Android Designers Will: With the help of design company Frog, the release this summer of the new line of Sharp smartphones demonstrates the opportunities for Android developers to move beyond Apple’s user experience.Everything I Needed To Know About User Experience I Learned In A Restaurant: Based on his past work in a restaurant, Craig Wright offers five basic user experience principles.Why Your Links Should Never Say “Click Here”: Good guidelines from UX Movement including: Add context to your link textUse concrete and proper nouns in your link textAvoid linking to only verbs Hope you enjoyed the first week of summer. Did you get to the beach?Sigh. I didn’t, but I did find many great resources this past week. Also had some fun raising awareness and votes to bring the Build Responsively Websites workshop by well-known developer Ben Callahan to Detroit.Last Monday, Detroit was in sixth place, way behind Pittsburg in first place. By sharing with Twitter friends and on Facebook Pages, designers and developers in Detroit have steamrolled ahead and are now in first place. Woohoo!Woohoo! #Detroit is in 1st place to bring two-day responsive design @brworkshop to Detroit. Love it! http://t.co/oWn1Z9YY— Deborah Edwards-Onoro (@redcrew) June 21, 2012CSSLettering vs. CSS-Ligatures: Sara Cannon’s experiment with lettering and CSS.Responsive Grid System: The first version of a new strategy for building a responsive grid system. Graham Walker provides all the markup, CSS and media queries for  you to download. Would love to hear how you use it.5 Simple and Practical CSS List Styles You Can Copy and Paste: Good coding and style examples to add to your snippets from Design Shack. I found them to be useful; also noticed one of the style snippets didn’t include :focus and :active along with :hover.HTMLHandy Tutorials & Tools for Embedding HTML5 Video: Though browser support isn’t complete, check out this collection of posts and articles for methods to include video using HTML on your sites.Create a Website Using User Interface Packs (PSD to HTML) – Day 1: First article in a step-by-step guide from DesignModo showing the initial markup and style setup.Classes? Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Classes!: Heydon Pickering’s post on Smashing Magazine suggesting classes aren’t needed in CSS brought over 180 comments from readers.Off Canvas Multi-Device Layouts: Interesting approach: hide “secondary” content outside of the visible browser window until it’s needed.AccessibilityUS Judge Rules Netflix Subject to Disability Act: The major accessibility news this week was the announcement that US District Judge Michael Ponsor rejected Netflix’s argument that it is exempt from the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Ponser declined to dismiss the lawsuit brought by the National Association for the Deaf. Some background may be helpful:Netflix refused to include captions in its streaming service, forcing people who are deaf or hearing impaired to purchase more expensive DVD show and movie rentals that did include captions. WordPressPlanning and Building an Intranet with WordPress: I like this article because David Albert points out the pros and cons of using BuddyPress to create an Intranet. Excellent list of plugins to consider if you decide to go this route.9 WordPress Myths That Might Surprise You: Love the “WordPress websites are low quality” myth. Short post worth reading; good discussion and points made in the comments.How To: Stop the Hacker by Hardening WordPress: Thanks Tony Perez for posting these tips, well done. Don’t have time to review his 60+ slideshow? Tony graciously summarizes the highlights and provides five tips to secure your site.Our Readers’ Favorite 3.4 Features: Did you vote for your favorite WordPress 3.4 feature on WPCandy’s poll? With over 200 votes in, the three top features are:Query efficiency improvementsTheme customizer and live preview improvementsEmbed tweets via oEmbed 13 Tenets of User Experience: Robert Hoekman, Jr shares his beliefs of the value of user experience strategy beginning with:User experience is the net sum of every interaction a person has with a company, be it marketing collateral, a customer service call, or the product or service itself. What I Found InterestingAbsolutely loved this: Van Gogh’s Starry, Starry Night, Recreated with DominosShare 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…RelatedJune 23, 2013: Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development ResourcesEvery week I post a roundup of new web development and design resources I’ve learned about from the blogs I read and the people I follow on Twitter. This week’s roundup of resources highlights the recent W3C draft of the CSS Shapes Module, presentation and notes from last week’s UX…In “Web design & development links”Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development Resources: December 12, 2014How to develop a living style guide, looking for the Section 508 refresh, a walkthrough of installing bbPress the first time, and collaborative responsive workflows are a few of the resources you’ll find in this week’s roundup for web designers and developers. Each Friday I publish a weekly roundup of…In “Web design & development links”September 28, 2013: Weekly Roundup of Web Development and Design ResourcesHow was your first week of autumn? Colors are just beginning to change on the trees in my neighborhood and fog is becoming more common in the morning. In this week’s roundup, you’ll learn about the new features in Bootstrap 3, how Flexbox can be used to solve tricky CSS…In “Web design & development links”last_img read more

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