GoDaddy Q&A with fashion designer and Project Runway finalist Kelly Dempsey

Kelly Dempsey climbed the fashion ladder on season 14 of the hit show, “Project Runway.” The only self-taught designer that season, Kelly made it to the finale and showed off her fearless, unique style and creative approach to clothing. Show mentor Tim Gunn has even gone on record in a 2015 interview saying she had the best collection of the finalists. Her humor and realness, along with her nickname Kelly from the Deli, helped solidify her following. 

Following her success on Project Runway, she launched her business, Rack Addik. Her unique take on streetwear, filled with interesting blends of patterns and fabrics, stood out in a crowded space. She takes pride in her approach, always trying to incorporate thrift store finds to normalize used clothing and not contribute to the waste seen with fast fashion.

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Philippine COVID-infections hit 1.09M

The Department of Health (DoH) reported 7,733 coronavirus infections on Friday, bringing the total to 1.09 million.

The death toll rose by 108 to 18,099, while recoveries increased by 4,227 to over one million, it said in a bulletin.

There were 66,626 coronavirus infections,1.1% of which were critical, 94.4% were mild, 2% did not show symptoms, 1.5% were severe and 0.98% were moderate.

DoH said 20 duplicates had been removed from the tally, 14 of which were tagged as recoveries. It added that 64 recoveries were reclassified as deaths.

About 11.4 million Filipinos have been tested for the coronavirus as of May 5, according to DoH’s tracker website.

The coronavirus has sickened about 156.7 million and killed 3.3 million people worldwide, according to the Worldometers website, citing various sources including data from the World Health Organization.

About 134.1 million people have recovered, it said.

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Sheyne Branconnier: Smile MEDIA

Sheyne Branconnier operates Smile MEDIA, a full-service web design, development and marketing company with offices in Boston, Dover, NH and Exeter, NH. Catch up with him on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

The who:

Given a business name is so central to a brand, we tend to put a lot of importance on it. How did you arrive at a name, and how do you feel about it now that you’ve been in business a while?

At our foundation we are a service company aimed to please. Our focus is on the one universal expression we are aiming for. A smile is one of the single universal expressions of happiness worldwide; it is used as a kind gesture when greeting someone and is sometimes an uncontrollable emotional response to an interaction.

That is why we have made it the core to our beliefs and our name.

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WTO vaccine waiver could take months to negotiate, faces opposition — experts

WASHINGTON — World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations on a waiver of  intellectual property rights for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines could take months — provided they can overcome significant opposition from some member countries, trade experts say.

The talks also are likely to focus on a waiver that is significantly narrower in scope and shorter in duration than the one initially proposed by India and South Africa last October.

Prior to US President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.’s decision on Wednesday to back talks for a vaccine waiver, the two countries confirmed their intention to draft a new proposal after seven months of opposition.

WTO Director General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala welcomed Mr. Biden’s move on Thursday and urged talks on the new plan to start as soon as possible. “The world is watching and people are dying,” she added.

“At a minimum, it’s going to be a month or two,” Clete Willems, Read the rest

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Register .tech & support computer science education 

How did you get your start in tech? For too many young students, this career path quickly reaches a dead end, due to a lack of computer education and other technological resources. It’s why GoDaddy Pro is partnering with Radix, the domain registry behind .tech, for the #MyStartinTech awareness campaign.

Throughout May and June, we’ll be highlighting the .tech domain name and all the cool ways it can empower digital entrepreneurs.

And during this time, all proceeds* from registrations of the .tech domain will go to Code.org, a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by young women and students from other underrepresented groups.

It’s a good time for established professionals to look back at the challenges and opportunities they encountered along the way to their current positions.

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China suspends economic dialogue with Australia as relations curdle

BEIJING – China “indefinitely” suspended on Thursday all activity under a China-Australia Strategic Economic Dialogue, its state economic planner said, the latest setback for strained relations between the two countries.

“Recently, some Australian Commonwealth Government officials launched a series of measures to disrupt the normal exchanges and cooperation between China and Australia out of Cold War mindset and ideological discrimination,” China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said in a short statement on the decision.

The commission did not say in the statement what specific measures prompted the action.

The Australian dollar fell sharply on the news, and was as low as 0.7701 to the U.S. dollar from Wednesday’s $0.7747.

Bilateral ties were strained in 2018 when Australia became the first country to publicly ban Chinese tech giant Huawei from its 5G network. Relations worsened last year when Australia called for an independent investigation into the origins of the novel … Read the rest

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April 2021 Hub updates: changelog & releases 

We built the Hub by GoDaddy Pro to streamline workflows and shave time off tasks that typically eat up a workday. But we aren’t done yet. You can keep track of our progress here, as we regularly publish our updates to this platform custom made for web designer and developers.

April 2021 Hub updates:

Site maintenance packs — You can now upgrade sites individually to get site maintenance packs, which include an array of automated tools to keep that site healthy:

  • Backups: Schedule backups weekly, daily, every 12 hours or every six hours. You can then select and download any backup you need to restore.
  • Performance checks: Schedule and view automated performance checks on a weekly or daily basis.
  • Security checks: Schedule automated checks on a weekly or daily basis and receive alerts if an indicator of compromise is detected.
  • Uptime monitoring: Automated, continuous monitoring sends you
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Boeing faces new hurdle in 737 MAX electrical grounding issue — sources

SEATTLE/WASHINGTON/CHICAGO — US air safety officials have asked Boeing Co. to supply fresh analysis and documentation showing numerous 737 MAX subsystems would not be affected by electrical grounding issues first flagged in three areas of the jet in April, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

The extra analysis injects new uncertainty over the timing of when Boeing’s best-selling jetliner would be cleared to fly by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The electrical problems have suspended nearly a quarter of its 737 MAX fleet.

US airlines have said they expected Boeing to release the service bulletins as soon as this week that would allow them to make fixes and soon return the planes to service, but this latest issue will likely push that timeline back.

“We continue to work closely with the FAA and our customers to address the ground path issue in affected 737s,” a Boeing spokeswoman Read the rest

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How to get backlinks to a small business website

This article was originally published on June 16, 2016, and was updated on July 23, 2019 and May 3, 2021. 

Why should you want to learn how to get backlinks to your small business website?

Backlinks are one of the most important ranking factors of search engines like Google. The more, highly-relevant backlinks you get for your website, the more likely you are to show up when someone searches for something relevant to your business.

While you may not be able to compete against big brands with million-dollar online marketing budgets on media buying, you can take steps to increase your organic rankings through backlinks — which can be incredibly valuable for local SEO.

There is good news. You don’t need a massive marketing budget to improve your search engine rankings.

You don’t need fancy tricks or even a lot of in-depth knowledge of how the internet works (though it … Read the rest

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International Finance Awards hails Globe as fastest growing 5G network, Ernest Cu as best CEO

The 2021 International Finance Awards (IFA) recognized Globe Telecom as the “Fastest Growing 5G Network Service Provider” and hailed Globe President and Chief Executive Officer Ernest L. Cu as the “Best Telecommunications CEO.”

The IFA Awards for Telecom seeks to validate the efforts of every contender that is technologically advanced and provides cutting-edge connectivity to customers all over the world.

Globe is a pioneer in 5G supremacy in the Philippines covering 1,383 areas nationwide as of end-March.  This latest generation in wireless technology provides faster speeds, low latency, higher bandwidth, and more stable internet connection.

Globe’s 5G rollout is part of its strategy to improve the data experience of its customers and use the most advanced technology to spearhead the country’s digital transformation.

On the other hand, Cu was hailed as the Best Telecommunications CEO as part of the Leadership Awards recognizing exceptional and extraordinary individuals, both existing and aspiring … Read the rest

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