Sunday, September 21, 2014
Saturday, September 20, 2014
- Legislative Meeting at 10:00 am in the Council Chamber
- Committee of the Whole, following the leg meeting
DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson will brief the media Monday, September 22 at 10:00 am in JAWB (Room 412) about the September 23 legislative meeting.
Event: Interdependence and Empowerment: Supported Living Services for Adults with Disabilities, late September
Details about the event are available from Lydia Brown, WMDSC President, via email, email@example.com.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Thursday, September 18, 2014
From the invitation:
While there is a groundswell of momentum, particularly in light of the White House Initiative, My Brother's Keeper, there is much work to be done to build upon and sustain this momentum. This event will provide a venue to advance the conversation around black male achievement and explore what's needed to move the field forward in this critical moment.
Thank goodness for Journalist's Resource. They've identified ways practices which will reduce the likelihood of embedding links that die at some point in the future. Website linking: The growing problem of "link rot" and best practices for media and online publishers is the result. The recommendation categories are:
- Put in only essential links.
- Ensure that links are clearly visible, yet don’t obscure your text.
- Choose linking text and link behavior carefully.
- 4. URL and content stability is everything.
- Whenever possible, link to pages rather than PDFs.
- Always look for the most compact and direct URL available, and ensure that it’s clean, with no unnecessary information after the URL itself.
- Avoid link-shorteners, with one exception.
- Don’t link in a way that violates copyright or breaks through paywalls. While there are a lot of gray areas, do your absolute best to respect all laws and regulations.
- Verify after publication and check your links at regular intervals.
- As you’re building and maintaining your own blog or website, remember that other sites link to your content, and you want to keep those links alive.
Take the time to read the whole piece as the specifics in each category are useful.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
From the release:
BACKGROUND: Since announcing plans a the world-class soccer stadium in Buzzard Point earlier this year, the District, DC United and Akridge have participated in several D.C. City Council hearings and community meetings on the project. This is an opportunity for community members to receive the very latest planning updates and answers to any questions they may have about the project, all in an informal setting. Representatives, government officials and key consultants will be available to discuss planned traffic operations, housing, environmental clean-up, jobs, contracting and more. In advance of the Open House, the public is encouraged to go online to www.oca.dc.gov/soccer to review the legislation, latest planning and transportation studies and images of the proposed stadium. Light refreshments and a kid's play area will be provided.