How To Create a Blog in Seven Easy Steps 2020

Noble Horvath

How To Create a Blog For Free

You can create a blog for free – but you probably wouldn’t want to, for a few reasons.

Ads on Your Site

Firstly, you’ll be lumbered with adverts for whichever blog platform you use. This might be simply a line at the bottom of your page telling people which platform you use, or it might be banner adverts along the top and sides of your page. Either way, it doesn’t look great. And these ads won’t be making money for you, either, but for the website builder platform you’re using.

Storage Restrictions

Secondly, you’ll be restricted on storage. We’ve mentioned this before, but it’s a critical flaw with free website builders – with restrictions on storage ranging from 500mb to 3GB on free packages, it’s going to be extremely unlikely that you could store your photos, videos and other assets on your site.

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AiDash Taps UP42 Earth Observation Platform to Create Vegetation Management System

Noble Horvath

AiDash, a satellite analytics company based in Santa Clara, Calif., has launched a predictive vegetation management product for utilities that leverages the UP42 Earth observation marketplace.

AiDash’s satellite-powered intelligent vegetation management system (IVMS) has reduced outages and reduced vegetation management costs for a Fortune 500 electric utility.

“Easy access to satellite data using UP42 formed the backbone of our IVMS solution,” said AiDash CEO Abhishek Vinod Singh. “The archive of historical high-resolution satellite imagery, which is hard to find elsewhere, is readily available from UP42.”

Keeping vegetation trimmed near power distribution lines is an expensive and time-consuming – yet critical – task for electric utilities. Encroachment by bushes and trees can cause wide-spread outages and spark devastating wildfires. Energy utilities worldwide spend billions of dollars each year to continuously monitor vegetation in their powerline corridors from the ground and the sky, often using manned and unmanned aircraft.

The AiDash IVMS

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Ypsi-area residents create website, grassroots organization to encourage civic engagement

Noble Horvath

When Ypsilanti resident and community activist Gail Summerhill hears a politician tell constituents, “Register and go vote,” she says it makes her feel like cussing.


“It’s like a knife every time I hear it. All you ever hear is ‘register and go vote,’ but you’re assuming that a person’s life is like yours when you make that statement,” she says. “It’s like saying to someone, ‘Take the keys to my car and go to Kroger and get a loaf of bread and bring it back.’ And you find out it’s a stick shift and you’ve never driven a stick shift.”


Empowering Ypsilanti-area residents with the building blocks of civic education is the goal behind the grassroots organization and website Summerhill and a team of friends created: Ypsi, Can I Share?


The website “is filling a communication gap most people and groups involved in community activism and politics ignore,” says Ypsi,

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Undergraduates create Nooks web application to rival Zoom

Noble Horvath

Daniel Lee ’21 M.S. ’22, Rohan Suri ’21 and Andrew Qu of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) teamed up to create a new video conferencing software called Nooks, with new features that attempt to outdo Zoom’s capabilities. The platform has been adopted by some colleges and Stanford classes, with the developers hoping Nooks will become more widely adopted nationwide.

Zoom Video Communications, Inc. has seen an unprecedented increase in popularity in the past year as the majority of events and interactions have moved online, even as the company has faced criticism over privacy and security concerns. Google Meet, FaceTime and Skype have not been able to match Zoom’s hundreds of millions of users.

Suri said the biggest advantage of Nooks over Zoom is its user-friendly interface. The app’s landing page boasts that Nooks is “the easiest way to host engaging and interactive workshops, classes, conferences and more.”

Within a Nooks session,

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Coronavirus cases create tangled web of WPIAL football schedule changes | Trib HSSN

Noble Horvath


Friday, September 4, 2020 | 3:53 PM

Times are changing these days because of the coronavirus. That means changing minute by minute.

Because of covid-19 issues, several schools have made adjustments to their football schedules.

Kiski Area paused football activities until Sept. 10 due to a coronavirus exposure issue. Elizabeth Forward pushed back the start of in-person instruction because of students testing positive. Both were forced to make football schedule changes.

Elizabeth Forward is now looking for a game in Week 1.

The Warriors were scheduled to meet Yough on Friday, Sept. 11, but wanted to push that date back to Monday, Sept. 14 to comply with the PIAA rule that requires teams have 15 practices before playing

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Volusia schools create dashboard for COVID-19 case information on campuses

Noble Horvath

Elizabeth Albert, the president of the union representing most Volusia County teachers, is pleased the school district will create a COVID-19 data dashboard with information on virus cases throughout the district.

Volusia County students returned Monday but there’s been no official word on any positive test results.

“There is an obligation to be honest and transparent about what is going on in the schools just so that others can take extra precautions,” Albert said.

More than 60% of students have opted for traditional, in-person learning and while district officials say they are doing their best requiring masks and social distance, a picture went viral on the internet showing a large gathering of students at Spruce Creek High School waiting to get schedules.

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“I think it’s absolutely imperative that we be as transparent as possible,” Carl Persis said.

Persis, a school board member, says information

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New Berlin and Burghardt’s work together to create an all-new recreation center in the city

Noble Horvath

NEW BERLIN – With a decisively broad recreational plan, the old Walmart in the New Berlin City Center will house more than a popular regional sporting goods store.

a close up of a brick building: The less-faded paint previously covered by the Walmart store sign reveals the previous occupant of the 107,000-square-foot building in the New Berlin City Center off National Avenue. The store, vacant since 2015, will get new life not only as a 80,000-square-foot Burghardt Sporting Goods facility but also a 25,000-square-foot recreation center owned by the city, under a partnership between New Berlin and Burghardt.

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The less-faded paint previously covered by the Walmart store sign reveals the previous occupant of the 107,000-square-foot building in the New Berlin City Center off National Avenue. The store, vacant since 2015, will get new life not only as a 80,000-square-foot Burghardt Sporting Goods facility but also a 25,000-square-foot recreation center owned by the city, under a partnership between New Berlin and Burghardt.

New Berlin officials announced Tuesday that the city has officially entered into a partnership with Burghardt Sporting Goods, the longtime Milwaukee-area retailer who recently acquired Walmart’s former store, to open a public recreation center in the heart of the community.

The announcement represents the unveiling of a plan that was hinted

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Spanish Bank Deal Brews to Create a Regional Powerhouse

Noble Horvath

(Bloomberg) —

CaixaBank SA’s potential acquisition of Bankia SA would create a new powerhouse in Spanish finance, putting pressure on the country’s other three top banks.

A takeover, which may be announced within days, would allow the combined company to lead rivals Banco Santander SA and Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA in the domestic market by almost every measure, with more than 600 billion euros ($715 billion) of assets in Spain. In some key areas, CaixaBank is already No. 1 on its own.

That may prompt rivals to look for ways to catch up. Banco de Sabadell SA, which stands to be left far behind, is working with Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to explore strategies that may include consolidation or selling assets. Here are six charts to show how the combined bank would stack up against its Spanish competitors.

a screenshot of a cell phone: Taking the Lead

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Taking the Lead

The new bank would also be

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Innovation series to create connections | News

Noble Horvath

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What IF Innovators Forum, a series for students, will begin Sept. 11. The conversation-based sessions will give students a chance to hear from speakers and discover how they can participate in their industry.

Students are full of ideas, and a new innovation series will create conversations and connections to get them engaged.

The weekly conversation-based series, What IF – Innovators Forum, will feature a speaker to talk with students about their experiences and projects.

Karen Kerns, entrepreneur in residence at Iowa State, created What IF with the help of colleagues. Kerns said each session will be in three parts: sharing innovation journeys, what innovation looks like in certain industries and how young people can participate.

“Education is not the outcome of your college experience,” Kerns said. “It is meaningful contributions, significance, impact.”

A student named Mani helped spark the series idea for Kerns by asking how to

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Create The Luxurious Bathroom From Your Dreams

Noble Horvath

As people’s tastes evolve, luxurious bathrooms are becoming more and more popular. Just a couple of years ago, people were delighted with a standard clean-lined bathroom with a beautiful feature wall over the bath or shower. Nowadays, the request for luxurious fixtures, fittings, bathroom materials, and lighting is higher than ever. People realized that the bathroom isn’t just a functional room in the home, but a space to unwind and ease the day’s tension, so the demand for more massive shower places, luxury whirlpool baths, inset TVs, and other gadgets and appliances skyrocketed in recent years.

With careful planning and close attention to detail, a luxury bathroom can be created in any home. It doesn’t matter if your tastes and preferences are traditional or contemporary, luxury bathrooms are all about creating a space where you unwind and truly relax at the end of a long and stressful day. Read along

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