Archives / July 2008

  • July 28, 2008 - Rajesh Odayanchal

    100% height model css?

    I had been looking around for a way to accomplish fixed header and footer on a website when scrolling, and somehow i haven’t got it right with background attachment: fixed, neither i got it with absolute position… I have a main Div called wrapper, inside there are three main Divs: header, content and footer, and […]

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  • July 17, 2008 - Rajesh Odayanchal

    Surya Namaskar | Salutations to the Sun

    Practicing sun salutations regularly can produce longevity, efficiency, strength and improve overall health. You can make your waist and spine flexible through sun salutations. You can tone up and beautify your arms and broaden your chest. If your spirit has started sagging lately, practice sun salutations to revive and rekindle your lost and drooping spirit. […]

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  • July 7, 2008 - Rajesh Odayanchal

    The Complete CSS-2 Specification

    You can get a complete Specification of CS 2 from here. Just Click on the following Link.Cascading Style Sheets, level 2

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  • The Web Standards What are Web Standards about? A mindset change Semantically correct markup What is valid code? What is accessible code? Why use CSS to separate content from presentation? A CSS based site in action How do your VISITORS benefit from Web Standards? How do your CLIENTS benefit from Web Standards? How do YOU […]

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  • ഇന്നു രാവിലെ:ഒരു ഇടിയപ്പത്തിന്‌(നൂല്‍‌പ്പുട്ട്) എട്ടു രൂപ; മൂന്നെണ്ണത്തിന്‌ 24 രൂപ!ഇടിയപ്പത്തിന്റെ default കറി കടലക്കറിയത്രേ!! അതുകൊണ്ട് ചോദിക്കാതെ തന്നെ അതു കൂടെ കിട്ടും; അതിനു 15 രൂപ!!ഒരു കുഞ്ഞു ഗ്ലാസില്‍ മുക്കാല്‍ ഭാഗം ചായ (കുറ്റം പറയരുതല്ലോ നല്ല രുചിയുള്ള പായസം പോലുള്ള ചായ), അതിന്‌ 7 രൂപ…ആകെ 24 + 15 + 7 = 46 രൂപ…50 രൂപ കൊടുത്തപ്പോള്‍ ഹോട്ടലുടമ പറഞ്ഞു ബാക്കി 4 രൂപ ഉച്ചക്കു തരാമെന്ന്… ഇനി ഉച്ചയ്ക്ക്:ചോറ്, എന്തൊക്കെയോ […]

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March 21, 1871: Stanley begins search for Livingstone

Posted on Wednesday March 21, 2018 - This Day in World History

On this day in 1871, journalist Henry Morton Stanley begins his famous search through Africa for the missing British explorer Dr. David Livingstone.

In the late 19th century, Europeans and Americans were deeply fascinated by the “Dark Continent” of Africa and its many mysteries. Few did more to increase Africa’s fame than Livingstone, one of England’s most intrepid explorers. In August 1865, he set out on a planned two-year expedition to find the source of the Nile River. Livingstone also wanted to help bring about the abolition of the slave trade, which was devastating Africa’s population.

Almost six years after his expedition began, little had been heard from Livingstone. James Gordon Bennett, Jr., editor of the New York Herald, decided to capitalize on the public’s craze for news of their hero. He sent Stanley to lead an expedition into the African wilderness to find Livingstone or bring back proof of his death. At age 28, Stanley had his own fascinating past. As a young orphan in Wales, he crossed the Atlantic on the crew of a merchant ship. He jumped ship in New Orleans and later served in the Civil War as both a Confederate and a Union soldier before beginning a career in journalism.

After setting out from Zanzibar in March 1871, Stanley led his caravan of nearly 2,000 men into the interior of Africa. Nearly eight months passed–during which Stanley contracted dysentery, cerebral malaria and smallpox–before the expedition approached the village of Ujiji, on the shore of Lake Tanganyika. Sick and poverty-stricken, Livingstone had come to Ujiji that July after living for some time at the mercy of Arab slave traders. When Stanley’s caravan entered the village on October 27, flying the American flag, villagers crowded toward the new arrivals. Spotting a white man with a gray beard in the crowd, Stanley stepped toward him and stretched out his hand: “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?”

These words–and Livingstone’s grateful response–soon became famous across Europe and the United States. Though Stanley urged Livingstone to return with him to London, the explorer vowed to continue his original mission. Livingstone died 18 months later in today’s Zambia; his body was embalmed and returned to Britain, where he was buried in Westminster Abbey. As for Stanley, he returned to Africa to fulfill a promise he had made to Livingstone to find the source of the Nile. He later damaged his reputation by accepting money from King Leopold II of Belgium to help create the Belgian-ruled Congo Free State and promote the slave trade. When he left Africa, Stanley resumed his British citizenship and even served in Parliament, but when he died he was refused burial in Westminster Abbey because of his actions in the Congo Free State.