IRB Junior World Championship 2011 set for record coverage

first_img“The IRB Junior World Championship has continued to grow significantly in recent years around the world and its appeal extends to both new fans and existing supporters of Rugby who now recognise the exceptional matches available,” said IRB Tournament Director Philippe Bourdarias.“The future stars of world Rugby will be on show in Italy for three weeks, in a beautiful setting, and the tournament provides them with strategic development opportunities whilst being extremely attractive to broadcasters and Rugby fans worldwide. Those watching the matches in the stadiums and around the world will enjoy a wonderful festival with some thrilling Rugby and elite players on show.” 2010 Junior Champions – New ZealandThe IRB Junior World Championship 2011 kicks off on 10 June in the Veneto Region of Italy and will enjoy record broadcast and online coverage for an Age Grade Rugby tournament.The premier tournament for international teams at Under 20 level, which runs from June 10-26, will be screened live by 19 broadcasters to 142 countries with a global potential reach of more than 174 million homes. The cumulative total of live coverage for the three-week tournament is projected to be 280 hours in 18 languages.The IRB Junior World Championship 2011 Broadcast Partner Rai Sport in Italy will be providing extensive live coverage of 16 matches, more than any previous Host Broadcaster, including Italy’s opening day Pool A match against three-time defending champions New Zealand, while the much-anticipated encounter between England and Ireland in Pool C will be shown on Sky Sports UK.Broadcasters from North America, Europe, Asia, Oceania, the Middle East and Africa will also be covering the Junior World Championship, with countries such as Brazil and Japan showing the tournament live. Click here for the brodacasting schedule ROSARIO, SANTA FE – JUNE 21: New Zealand players celebrate their victory in the 2010 IRB Junior World Championship final between Australia and New Zealand at Estadio El Coloso del Parque on June 21, 2010 in Rosario, Argentina. New Zealand won 17-62. (Photo by Emiliano Lasalvia/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The IRB championship broadcast manager, Pro-Active Television, has again equalled the record number of broadcasters achieved for the Junior World Championship last year in Argentina which smashed all previous broadcast records.  The record number of 16 produced matches will also be streamed live at the official tournament website at ensuring an increased global audience can see the live action for free. The TV production company 78Seventy Broadcast has been appointed by the IRB to provide extensive highlights, news coverage and feature content for broadcasters, which will also be available at THE FULL MATCH SCHEDULE HERECLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON STREAMINGlast_img read more

AL’s House / Gonzalo Mardones V Arquitectos

first_img AL’s House / Gonzalo Mardones V Arquitectos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Nico Saieh Save this picture!elevationAL’s house is located in Lo Barnechea District at Santiago’s foothills. Its volume locates like a longitudinal bar perpendicular to the street with the double purpose of facing North (Sun and better views) and allowing a big free space for the garden. The proposal consists of a barbeque gridiron – external kitchen at one end of the area in order to embrace the place. As usual in our works, we chose a unique building material, in this case, reinforced concrete and just one finish, which was the organic texture of color from the area’s dry fields. All woodwork, windows, and floors are made of cedar wood. Interiors are entirely white in order to allow the light bounce and multiply architectural light filtering through walls and ceilings. The roof is a relaxation place, resulting in a cedar wood deck that allows a space to be open to surrounding geography. Save this picture!© Nico SaiehText provided by Gonzalo Mardones VivianiProject gallerySee allShow lessParks for the People: A Student Competition to Reimagine America’s National ParksArticlesSTREET WORKS ExhibitionArticles Share Houses Projects Architects: Gonzalo Mardones V Arquitectos Year Completion year of this architecture project AL’s House / Gonzalo Mardones V ArquitectosSave this projectSaveAL’s House / Gonzalo Mardones V Arquitectos “COPY” CopyAbout this officeGonzalo Mardones V ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesChilePublished on October 12, 2011Cite: “AL’s House / Gonzalo Mardones V Arquitectos” 12 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in Ned Ludd Public HousePartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsBedroom furnitureFlexformMirror – EgonWaterproofing/SealantsEffisusPre-Fab System – Ecofacade Pre-fab TrueSealConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXRoller Shades – Arion Large SizedWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealSunscreen – Terracotta BaguettesWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BauBucheLightingLumenpulseLED Projector Lumenbeam GrandeMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?AL住宅 / Gonzalo Mardones Viviani是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDailycenter_img 2011 Photographs Save this picture!© Nico Saieh+ 25 Share CopyHouses•Chile Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Chilelast_img read more

Haitians in the streets stage general strike

first_imgHaiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. An audit, ordered by a Haitian court and released the end of May, found that between $2 billion and $4 billion in funds generated by Venezuela’s PetroCaribe oil-purchasing program were lost due to corruption during the two years Jovenel Moïse of the Bald-Headed Haitian Party (PHTK) has been president.In Port-au-Prince, June 9, Haitians on general strike demand to know: “Where is the PetroCaribe money?”But it wasn’t just corruption that drew hundreds of thousands of Haitians into the streets throughout the country on June 9. Inflation has chewed up big chunks of income of the 60 percent of Haitians living below the poverty line ($2.40 a day). According to the World Bank, inflation is currently 15 percent. Jerry Tardieu, who represents the relatively well-off community of Pétionville in the National Assembly, made the point in a June 12 AlterPresse interview that when Moïse became president, 66 gourdes (Haitian currency) could buy one dollar; now it takes 100.The nationwide demonstrations June 9, which took place in Cap Haïtien, St. Marc, Jacmel and Gonaïves, as well as Port-au-Prince, the capital, had a single demand:  President Moïse resign and go to jail along with his cronies from the PHTK.In Port-au-Prince, according to the June 12 Haïti-Liberté, “[O]pposition figures and radios reported at least seven killed and over 100 wounded by gunfire from police and government-aligned gangs.” The march began peacefully,  but when it reached the area around the Champ de Mars and the National Palace, the cops attacked.On June 10, Radio France International reported that the cops used live rounds, while two buildings were set on fire. YouTube video clips show the demonstration breaking into smaller groups that scattered over the area around the National Palace.The French embassy, a supermarket and a big movie theater were some of the targets singled out by protesters.Then on June 10 and 11, Port-au-Prince was almost completely paralyzed by a general strike that shut down public transportation and most businesses, banks, schools, factories and government offices. According to Yves Pierre-Louis, news director of Radio Timoun, which is housed at the Aristide Foundation for Democracy, “[F]or these first two days, we can say the strike succeeded close to 100 percent.”The general strike involved street barricades made from burning tires, rocks and billboards.Since this is the time of year that Haitian schools conduct exams, teachers and students who went on strike were risking a semester or, in some cases, a year’s worth of school work.It is clear that certain significant bourgeois figures are now in opposition to Moïse and his cronies, who most certainly have been rejected by the masses of the Haitian people. Given that the United States was so involved in selecting Haiti’s president, its conduct in the current struggle is going to play an important role in the outcome.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Soy Checkoff Now Prioritizing Fungicide Resistance Education

first_img SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – May 9, 2017 Previous articleField Focus: Interview With Lance ShepherdNext articleIndiana Ethanol Producers Lobby Lawmakers on E-15 Andy Eubank Home Indiana Agriculture News Soy Checkoff Now Prioritizing Fungicide Resistance Education Fighting fungicide resistanceWe hear a lot about weed resistance and the steps farmers are encouraged to take to fight herbicide resistance. Now the United Soybean Board is expanding its Take Action program, originally aimed at weed resistance, to include fungicide resistance and education about the diseases resistant to fungicides.Jimmy Sneed is a director on the United Soybean Board who farms in Hernando, Mississippi, not far from the Tennessee border and the Mississippi River. He says widespread fungicide resistance is a concern, “because it’s already beginning to show up, and that’s one of the things that we hope we learn from the Roundup resistance issue,” he told HAT. “We need to get out in front of it and that’s what we’re trying to do now by educating the farmers to the issue itself number one, and number two try to give them some strategies to manage the issue.”And some of those strategies you’ve heard many times in the past.“Something as simple as scouting,” he said. “Another thing is understanding what the thresholds are and making sure you don’t spray until you reach thresholds. Then of course the foundation of our take action is using different modes of action and that same strategy works well with fungicides too, and rotating your modes of action.”Sneed told HAT USB hopes for the same kind of success with fungicide awareness that they’ve been able to see with Take Action on Weeds.“We are really, really pleased with it,” he explained. “Industry has really come on board and been great partners. Universities have come on board and have really bought in and given us a lot of help on the technical side as far as management strategies. Several associations are involved too, so we are just really, really pleased with the partnerships we’ve been able to develop with other organizations to benefit all farmers.”At the Take Action on Weeds website USB has added a Fungicide Classification Chart, based on the popular Herbicide Classification Chart.Sneed is USB Secretary and Audit & Evaluation Chair. Facebook Twitter Soy Checkoff Now Prioritizing Fungicide Resistance Educationlast_img read more

Russia censors Novaya Gazeta at Chechen leader’s behest

first_img RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists InternetFreedom of expressionPredatorsJudicial harassment RussiaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists InternetFreedom of expressionPredatorsJudicial harassment RSF_en Crédit : Natalia Kolesnikova / AFP Читать на русском / Read in RussianReporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the Russian media control agency Roskomnadzor’s “unacceptable” censorship of an article in the leading Moscow investigative newspaper Novaya Gazeta about Chechnya’s chaotic and authoritarian management of the coronavirus crisis.It seems that the Russian authorities will stop at nothing to support Ramzan Kadyrov, who has ruled the autonomous southwestern republic of Chechnya with an iron hand for years and is on RSF’s list of Predators of Press Freedom.Roskomnadzor ordered Novaya Gazeta to delete the article from its website on 15 April on the grounds that it contained “inaccurate” information and could prove dangerous – without saying who might be endangered.The order came two days after the Chechen strongman condemned the article in a video broadcast live on his Instagram account and distributed via Telegram, calling on the Federal Security Service (FSB) to put a stop to the newspaper’s criticism. Asked yesterday about Kadyrov’s threats, Kremlin spokesman Dimitri Peskov said he saw “nothing unusual.”An archived version of the article is still accessible. Published on 12 April, it was written by Elena Milashina, a Novaya Gazeta reporter who was the target of a physical attack in the lobby of her hotel during a visit to Grozny, the Chechen capital, in February. The attack remains unpunished.”These new threats and restrictions on Novaya Gazeta, a newspaper that has been repeatedly targeted by the Chechen authorities, are unacceptable,” said Jeanne Cavelier, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “Russia is required by its international obligations to guarantee journalists’ safety. We call on the Russian authorities to firmly condemn these dangerous comments and to end the censorship that is helping to turn Chechnya into an ‘information black hole’.”Russia is ranked 149th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. News April 17, 2020 – Updated on April 20, 2020 Russia censors Novaya Gazeta at Chechen leader’s behest Related documents Читать на русском / Read in RussianPDF – 98.48 KB Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing May 21, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Russia Receive email alertscenter_img Organisation News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown June 2, 2021 Find out more Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption News News to go further May 5, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information last_img read more

News media prevented from working by post-election violence

first_img News November 19, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 News media prevented from working by post-election violence News Follow the news on Guinea Guinean journalist finally freed after being held for nearly three months Organisation News Guinean journalist’s continuing detention is “incomprehensible,” RSF says News Guinea : RSF and AIPS call for release of two imprisoned journalists to go furthercenter_img Receive email alerts RSF_en GuineaAfrica Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders appeals for calm and respect for the media after a week in which most journalists in the capital, Conakry, have been staying indoors for fear of being targeted by activists or by the security forces in a wave of violence that began one week after the second round of the presidential election on 7 November.The Sabari FM/Le Diplomate media group stopped working on 15 November after supporters of the losing candidate, Cellou Dalein Diallo, threatened to attack it. Other news media are paralyzed as a result of the climate of violence.“By restoring calm to the Guinean capital, the state of emergency declared on 17 November will hopefully allow journalists to resume working,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We deplore the fact that journalists have been directly threatened and that this week’s violence contributed to the media’s paralysis. It is particularly disturbing that ethnicity has been used as grounds for threatening certain media with reprisals.”Several dozen Diallo supporters gathered outside the headquarters of the Sabari FM/Le Diplomate group in the Conakry district of Cosa at around 9 a.m. on 15 November and threatened to ransack it, accusing its management and journalists of supporting the election’s declared winner, Alpha Condé. At the same time, they clashed with members of the special election security units in the district, where most of the inhabitants are members of the Peul ethnic group and Diallo supporters, and where the security forces cracked down on protests with particular brutality.The Diallo supporters finally called off their plan to ransack the Sabari FM/Le Diplomate offices after mediation by the building’s owner. The group’s news media stopped operating at 11 a.m. and, since then, its journalists have not been working, like most of the country’s other journalists.A Conakry-based journalist told Reporters Without Borders: “It should be pointed out that Sabari FM invited several representatives of [the pro-Diallo alliance] to speak on the air during the campaign, so the station did make a significant effort to be balanced.”Several organizations including International Crisis Group have reported that Diallo’s supporters were themselves the targets of “systematic attacks” by the security forces when they staged their protests in reaction to the announcement that their candidate had lost.Crédit photo AFP April 15, 2021 Find out more GuineaAfrica April 9, 2021 Find out more May 19, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Call for rights issues to be part of assigning future olympics

first_img Receive email alerts Organisation April 27, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Follow the news on China March 12, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific News June 6, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for rights issues to be part of assigning future olympics RSF_en China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Reporters Without Borders today urged leaders of the Olympic Movement to start considering respect for human rights and freedom of expression in awarding future Olympic Games so as to avoid the kind of controversy that has enveloped the Beijing Olympics which opens in two months time.“Discussion of the criteria for assigning future Olympics must begin now if a new Beijing Games situation is to be avoided in years to come,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “Candidate cities already have to meet clear technical, material and environmental conditions to be to awarded the Games, so why not add respect for freedom of expression in the host countries? “The International Olympic Committee (IOC) could, for example, take into account whether independent media outlets exist, as well as the degree of censorship and how far local and foreign journalists are allowed to move around. “The Olympic Charter encourages respect for human dignity but to achieve that, sport is not enough. It must include the rule of law, universal democratic values and basic individual rights. The IOC must start focusing on this and national Olympic committees must back it or the Games may be awarded for 12 or 16 years from now to another country that does not respect human rights.“The IOC would greatly enhance its reputation by announcing immediately that it would consider including human rights in future awarding of the Games to host cities. It would thus regain the legitimacy it has lost in recent months,” Reporters Without Borders said.Official IOC documents state that host cities must respect the Olympic Charter and the movement’s Code of Ethics, which says “the Olympic parties are free to play a role in the public life of the states to which they belong” but “may not engage in any activity or follow any ideology inconsistent with the principles and rules defined in the Olympic Charter.” The present criteria for awarding the Games include support of the government for holding of the Games on its soil, the overall state of sports infrastructure and facilities, provision of suitable housing for athletes and delegations, the environmental impact of the Games, the safety of athletes and spectators, past experience in organising sports events, the funding available to a candidate city and the facilities will that remain after the end of the Games.The IOC executive may also, at its “sole discretion,” add any other criterion considered useful in choosing the host city.About 100 journalists, cyber-dissidents, bloggers and other Internet users are currently imprisoned in China. The Chinese government has not kept any of the promises it made to improve human rights after Beijing was awarded the 2008 Games in 2001. Reporters Without Borders therefore calls on all heads of state and government and members of royal families to boycott the opening ceremony of the Games on 8 August.For more on the Reporters Without Borders worldwide campaign concerning the 2008 Games, see: (in English, Chinese, Spanish, French and Arabic). Reporters Without Borders today urged leaders of the Olympic Movement to start considering respect for human rights and freedom of expression in awarding future Olympic Games so as to avoid the kind of controversy that has enveloped the Beijing Olympics which opens in two months time. Help by sharing this information News June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further Newslast_img read more

Limerick is a safe haven for tourists

first_imgby Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up LIMERICK is one of the safest places in Ireland for tourists, according to the Irish Tourist Assistance Service (ITAS) which recorded only three incidents of crimes against visitors to the city last year.This is in contrast to the 336 criminal incidents involving visitors to Dublin during the same period.Limerick Mayor Michael Sheehan said that this was “a further endorsement of the feel good factor in Limerick.These figures are genuine because any tourist who is a victim of crime will report it as they’re bound to feel isolated.Referring to the “collective cooperation that exists in the city”, the mayor said that this positive thinking was reflected in the freedom tourists enjoyed as they walk the streets.“They feel safe, comfortable and are confident to recommend Limerick as a destination. These figures are not just going to spread nationwide but this is a positivity that will go global.“Things like this is likely to encourage more visitors to come in the remaining few months of the City of Culture celebrations so I welcome that”, he added.Since its formation 20 years, almost 13,000 people have been assisted by the ITAS which is the only dedicated service of its kind in Europe.Limerick Garda Chief superintendent Dave Sheahan said the ITAS figures were a further indicator of where the city has come from and the direction it is headed.“These figures support the statistics given to the Minister for Justice on her recent visit to the city. We always avoid complacency, but this report goes a long way to show how much the landscape of crime in the city has changed and in terms of policing our streets.Tourism Minister Paschal Donohoe said that: “Irish people are world renowned for our hospitality and welcome. While many things have changed throughout those 20 years, our welcome for overseas visitors is now as friendly as ever.“Visitors are assured of a truly memorable holiday and research has shown the vast majority of our overseas visitors are more than happy to recommend Ireland as a holiday destination.“However, for a very small percentage of tourists who become victims of crime while visiting Ireland, it is reassuring to know that the Irish Tourist Assistance Service is available year-round to offer immediate support and assistance free of charge.Outside of Dublin, the main tourist centres in Wicklow, Clare, Kerrry and Galway all recorded higher incidents of crimes against visitors, according to the ITAS 2013 annual report.Meantime, the services provided to tourists who become victims of crime was one of the items discussed on the agenda of the Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality this week.Committee Chairman David Stanton TD said: “While Ireland is generally regarded as a safe destination for tourists and crimes against tourists remain low by international standards, unfortunately a number of tourists become victims of crime every year.Nationally, Mr Staunton said that “last year saw an increase in the number of tourists seeking assistance from the service, the majority of whom had been victims of theft.“For a tourist, the trauma of being a victim of crime can be compounded by language, culture and legal differences. The Irish Tourist Assistance Service acts as a base where problems facing a tourist can be addressed promptly with the view to getting holiday plans back on track”, he said. TAGSfeatured Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Advertisement Previous articleTravelling Men of ShakespeareNext articlePedestrian killed in early morning dual carriageway crash Staff Reporter Twitter First Irish death from Coronavirus No vaccines in Limerick yet Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Printcenter_img Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Linkedin Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsLimerick is a safe haven for touristsBy Staff Reporter – September 26, 2014 2072 Facebook Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April WhatsApplast_img read more

Exhibition highlights Limerick’s artistic legacy

first_img TAGSDr Hugh MaguireexhibitionfeaturedFr John Leonardfull-imageGlucksman LibraryHunt MuseumlimerickMy city my home Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April No vaccines in Limerick yet RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook An early photograph of Limerick’s O’Connell Street that is included in the Hunt Museum’s ‘My City, My Home’ exhitbition.LIMERICK’S artistic legacy is one of the finest in the country and deserves to be widely known, according to the director of the city’s Hunt Museum.Dr Hugh Maguire was speaking in advance of the opening of the Museum’s winter exhibition, ‘Limerick: My city My Home’  on this Friday, November 28. The exhibition, which  will be launched by Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan will run until next February.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The wealth of visual records for the city is most significant and especially from the sixteenth century onwards artists and cartographers captured the strategic, economic and architectural importance of the city.Limerick was considered very much within a wider European context and later its architectural embellishment and ambition linked it with tastes in Great Britain and subsequently the scale and breadth of the British Empire.The Museum’s winter exhibition is hosted in conjunction with the University of Limerick’s Glucksman Library and gives visitors an insight into the wealth of holdings, nationally and locally of Limerick visual material from sixteenth century maps to contemporary photography.According to Dr Maguire the exhibition can only touch on what’s available and whet the visitor’s appetite.“The available budget and the limitations of a gallery space only allow us a sampling of the beautiful imagery held in the region itself and in national collections including the National Library of Ireland and the National Gallery of Ireland.“The exhibition especially celebrates the Norton, Leonard, MacAnally and Lysaght collections in our sister institution – the Glucksman Library at the University of Limerick with whom we are sharing this exhibition. Such collections as those accumulated by Fr. John Leonard highlight a deep affection for the city”, he said.The exhibition is open daily and admission is free. Advertisement Previous articleCriminals locked out of Limerick PrisonNext articleFighting cutbacks to highlight drug and alcohol awareness Editor Print Emailcenter_img WhatsApp Linkedin NewsExhibition highlights Limerick’s artistic legacyBy Editor – November 19, 2014 1086 First Irish death from Coronavirus Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Limerick City Gallery of Art exhibition showcases ‘Limerick Connections’ through artists over the past 50 years Twitter Limerick Post Show | At Home On The Farm Exhibition last_img read more

GEEK: Gmail misfires with clip feature

first_img GEEK: Gmail misfires with clip feature Twitter Facebook By Jeff Werner – May 23, 2021 Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp TAGSGeek to meGmailJeff WernerMessage clipped center_img Previous articlePET OF THE WEEK: GlacierNext articleGUEST VIEW: Why the need to learn dog-speak? Jeff Werner Pinterest BusinessGeek to Me Jeff Werner is a software engineer and has been writing this column since 2007. Question: Several of the companies from which I regularly receive email send me information that I need to scroll through to read each part of the items they are trying to sell me. Many times, when I get to the bottom of the email it says “[Message clipped]” with a link next to it that says “View entire message.” When I click there, it loads the rest of the message, but it puts me back at the top, and I have to scroll the way back to where I was and continue reading from there. Is there a way to see the entire message by default every time without having to go all the way to the bottom, click “View entire message,” then scroll back to the bottom where I left off?– Spouse PeripheralNiceville, FloridaAnswer: For any readers new enough to the column that they don’t recognize the sobriquet “Spouse Peripheral,” that is, of course, my darling bride, Wendy. Yes, even when you’re married to The Geek, questions come up. Often as not, I answer her “That would make a great Geek question,” because the subject is something that is of interest to everybody.Although she didn’t say so, I happen to know that S.P. is talking about Gmail, which is also used by a large number of my readers, and that made this a good question to answer in the column. The behavior she is asking about — that is, the “Message clipped” notification — is unique to Gmail, so if you’re using another e-mail client, you can rest assured that you’ll never experience this. Nevertheless, keep reading, as you might learn something else.Now, if you look the problem over, you’ll find that Gmail only clips very long emails. In fact, if you were to actually quantify it, you’d find that that Gmail clips any e-mail larger than 102K bytes. Why 102K? Search me. I’d like to know myself, as this seems a rather arbitrary number. I would hope that the Gmail programming team had a good reason for choosing that particular number, but if they did, their rationale escapes me. So, they decided that any message larger than 102K would not be displayed in full, but rather, would be partially displayed, with the remainder cut off (clipped), with an optional link to display the whole message, as S.P. described in her question.There are a couple of problems with this. First of all, people have been complaining to Gmail about this “feature” since the beginning, and their complaints seem to have fallen on deaf ears. Whatever the reason for it, the clipping remains, and there is no way to disable it. For recipients of e-mail, it’s a minor annoyance to have to click an extra link to retrieve the entirety of a message. The problem is far greater for message senders, who have embedded certain features into their marketing e-mails to let them know when the message has been read, and who read it. This is a form of data mining that helps them to focus their advertising dollars, thereby keeping costs down. It also helps the e-mail recipient, because the marketer learns what you’re not interested in, and (hopefully) stops sending you e-mails featuring products that you’re not interested in.But, if the embedded codes that trigger these features are after the 102K point, and the end-user decides not to click the View Entire Message link, the sender is never informed that the message has been read, and the whole process breaks down.I hope by some miracle of technology, someone at Gmail is reading this. Gmail has a great product, but in the case of this feature, it’s a mis-fire. The Gmail platform is the only one that does this, and in this case, you’re not leading the pack with a cutting-edge feature, you’re forcing something on your users that many of them don’t want, and not giving them the option to shut it off. That’s backward thinking, and should be addressed. In the meantime, sorry Spouse P. but there’s very little you can do other than click the link and scroll back down.To view additional content, comment on articles, or submit a question of your own, visit my website at (not .com!) Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more