Now that we’ve got cross-browser support for the
line-clamp property, I expect we’ll see a lot more of that around the web. And as we start to see it more in use, it’s worth the reminder that: Truncation is not a content strategy.
We should at least offer a way to read that that truncated content, right? Paul Bakaus uses the checkbox hack and some other trickery to add a functional button that does exactly that.
MONTREAL – Some lakeside residents of a town northwest of Montreal that was severely flooded last spring after a dike ruptured are now upset the government’s repairs to the structure will obstruct their view of the water.
Public Security Minister Genevieve Guilbault, however, told reporters Wednesday the government’s decision to repair and raise the structure by 1.5 metres is necessary to protect the town of Ste-Marthe-sur-le-Lac.
Last April, a dike failed and forced 6,000 people from their homes in the town on Lake of Two Mountains. The Quebec government decided to rebuild the dike and reinforce it by raising it.
But some citizens are furious their lakeside homes will no longer have a view of the water. They say raising the dike is unnecessary because water didn’t rush over the structure last spring to flood the neighbourhood, but broke through it. It needs to be reinforced, not raised, they say.
The mayor of Ste-Marthe-sur-le-Lac is on the provincial government’s side. At a special meeting Tuesday, town council voted to give itself the authority to seek a court injunction against citizens who try to slow down construction work on the new dike.
Guilbault said the first responsibility of a provincial politician “is to protect people, and that protection goes by raising and reinforcing the dike.”
The Canadian Press
WASHINGTON— Utah’s two Republican Senators, Mitt Romney and Mike Lee, responded strongly Wednesday after learning funding appropriated by Congress for military construction projects at Hill Air Force Base would instead be spent to construct a wall on the southern border.
It’s the result of President Trump’s February 15, 2019 emergency declaration which ordered the diversion of billions of dollars earmarked for Defense Department construction projects, which Romney and Lee have opposed.
They were informed by the Air Force that $26 million was being diverted from Hill AFB Composite Aircraft Antenna Calibration Facility and another $28 million from the Utah Test and Training Range Consolidated Mission Control Center.
“In April, Senator Lee and I expressed our significant concerns to the Secretary of Defense regarding the potential diversion of funds for critical military construction projects in Utah. I’m disappointed that despite those concerns, two key military construction projects totaling $54 million will be delayed as a result of the February 2019 emergency declaration. Funding the border wall is an important priority, and the Executive Branch should use the appropriate channels in Congress, rather than divert already appropriated funding away from military construction projects and therefore undermining military readiness. Congress will have an opportunity to restore this funding in the next budget cycle, and I plan to work with the delegation to fight for funding for these projects, which are essential to Utah’s service members and our national security strategy.”
-Sen. Mitt Romney, (R) Utah
“Congress has been ceding far too much powers to the executive branch for decades and it is far past time for Congress to restore the proper balance of power between the three branches. We should start that process by passing the ARTICLE ONE Act, which would correct the imbalances caused by the National Emergencies Act.”
-Sen. Mike Lee, (R) Utah
The Administration has indicated it plans to request replacement funding for these projects in its fiscal year 2020 budget request. Congress would then have to re-appropriate the funds.
Cloud Poser Vs. Cloud Pro By AutoTask
Our new friends at AutoTask have some great resources on their website for businesses in the managed services and IT industry. While our team was busy browsing all of their content over the long holiday weekend, we uncovered the infographic you see above with tips for everyone on how to spot a “cloud poser”.
After reviewing it, we have to say we agree with almost 100% of the characteristics of a cloud poser they offer above!
Cloud services (like the ones powered by Netrepid) have enabled people and companies to access their critical apps from any computer or device – which is great for growing companies. However, the advancements of the cloud have also caused software developers and many in the cloud sector with little experience to make wild claims about its performance capabilities.
In response to these outrageous claims made by the uninformed, AutoTask, Netrepid and others in the industry have coined a new term to describe these individuals: “cloud posers”.
After checking out this infographic, can YOU spot a cloud poser? We hope so.
Any tips for spotting a cloud poser AutoTask missed in their infographic? Please let us know by adding them in the comments below.
Coyl To Present Playbook For “Competing In The Cloud” At HostingCon Global 2015 In San Diego.
We are happy to announce today that our President and CEO has been named as a speaker for HostingCon Global 2015, coming up at the end of this month in San Diego.
Sam’s buzzworthy presentation – “How To Position Your Cloud Services To Compete With AWS, Azure, and Google” – has been presented to standing room only crowds at other cloud and hosting industry events over the past year, and now it’s coming back to San Diego on the industry’s biggest stage.
Included as part of the “Sales and Marketing” track of sessions scheduled throughout HostingCon 2015, attendees of Sam’s session can expect to learn:
- How to build their own strategy to compete against the cloud leaders
- How to build a scalable services set that adds value over the top providers
- How to market and sell based on client needs and user experience
Following his session, Sam will also be participating in an “Ask The Experts” session scheduled to start at 2pm PST. During that session, attendees will be able to meet 1-on-1 with Sam to review their own sales and marketing strategies for competing against the biggest names in the cloud industry.
Want To Know More About HostingCon Global 2015 In San Diego?
HostingCon Global is the flagship conference and convention for the cloud and hosting industry. It draws predominantly C-level executives from around the world. The conference is regarded as having some of the best education and networking opportunities available in the industry. With its top-notch combination of exhibitors, high quality education, and networking events, HostingCon is a must attend event for those in the cloud and hosting industry.
The award-winning ‘Vetrepreneur’ and leader of one of the fastest growing companies in the managed services industry is scheduled to present his buzzworthy playbook for competing against cloud industry leaders like Amazon, Google, and Microsoft on day two of the three-day event.
The presentation, titled “How To Position Your Cloud Services To Compete With AWS, Azure, and Google”, will start at 10:00am PST and is part of an 11-session track on sales and marketing in the hosting industry.
More Details On Sam Coyl’s Presentation At HostingCon Global 2015
“The cloud can be utilized by businesses in a variety of applications, and there are many approaches service providers can take to provide the cloud to their clients,” said Coyl. “But without a specific set of service capabilities and sales strategies, service providers will miss their golden opportunity. I want to help them maximize that opportunity.”
During the session, hosting providers will learn a variety of techniques for building their own strategy to compete against the likes of Amazon Web Services, Google, and Microsoft Azure. No matter what your cloud business model, a variety of skills are needed, and the session will feature information on how to build a service set that adds value beyond the top cloud providers. Marketing, service description, and sales strategies for solution providers will be discussed as well as ongoing experience for end users.
“We are very excited to have Mr. Coyl speak at our 11th annual event,” said Cheryl Kemp, conference chair for HostingCon. “We are always on the lookout for fresh perspectives and actionable tactics that our attendees can take with them to grow their business. This presentation will include a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience that growing companies in the cloud and hosting industry need to hear to stay relevant and successful.”
More Information On HostingCon Global 2015
HostingCon Global is the flagship conference and draws predominantly C-level executives from around the world. The conference is regarded as having some of the best education and networking opportunities available in the industry. With its top-notch combination of exhibitors, high quality education, and networking events, HostingCon is a must attend event for those in the cloud and hosting industry.
HostingCon is the premier industry conference and trade show for hosting and cloud providers. The conference connects the industry including hosting and cloud providers, MSPs, ISVs and other Internet infrastructure providers who make the Internet work to network, learn and grow. HostingCon is a Penton event. For details about HostingCon, visit HostingCon.com.
About Penton – Hosts Of HostingCon Global 2015
Penton drives performance for more than eighteen million professionals each and every day. They rely on us to deliver: Insights, information, data & workflow tools to inform critical business decisions; networking & community to engage them with industry peers & partners; and marketing services to advance their business performance & deliver ROI.
Penton is a growth company with a track-record of strong performance and success and is backed by its co-owners: MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP.
For additional information on the company and its businesses, visit www.penton.com.