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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October 17, 1931: Capone goes to prison

Posted on Tuesday October 17, 2017 - This Day in World History

On this day in 1931, gangster Al Capone is sentenced to 11 years in prison for tax evasion and fined $80,000, signaling the downfall of one of the most notorious criminals of the 1920s and 1930s.

Alphonse Gabriel Capone was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1899 to Italian immigrants. He was expelled from school at 14, joined a gang and earned his nickname “Scarface” after being sliced across the cheek during a fight. By 1920, Capone had moved to Chicago, where he was soon helping to run crime boss Johnny Torrio’s illegal enterprises, which included alcohol-smuggling, gambling and prostitution. Torrio retired in 1925 after an attempt on his life and Capone, known for his cunning and brutality, was put in charge of the organization.

Prohibition, which outlawed the brewing and distribution of alcohol and lasted from 1920 to 1933, proved extremely lucrative for bootleggers and gangsters like Capone, who raked in millions from his underworld activities. Capone was at the top of the F.B.I.’s “Most Wanted” list by 1930, but he avoided long stints in jail until 1931 by bribing city officials, intimidating witnesses and maintaining various hideouts. He became Chicago’s crime kingpin by wiping out his competitors through a series of gangland battles and slayings, including the infamous St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in 1929, when Capone’s men gunned down seven rivals. This event helped raise Capone’s notoriety to a national level.

Among Capone’s enemies was federal agent Elliot Ness, who led a team of officers known as “The Untouchables” because they couldn’t be corrupted. Ness and his men routinely broke up Capone’s bootlegging businesses, but it was tax-evasion charges that finally stuck and landed Capone in prison in 1931. Capone began serving his time at the U.S. Penitentiary in Atlanta, but amid accusations that he was manipulating the system and receiving cushy treatment, he was transferred to the maximum-security lockup at Alcatraz Island, in California’s San Francisco Bay. He got out early in 1939 for good behavior, after spending his final year in prison in a hospital, suffering from syphilis.

Plagued by health problems for the rest of his life, Capone died in 1947 at age 48 at his home in Palm Island, Florida.