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The European Commission on Wednesday proposed a €750 billion (about $826 billion) stimulus package to help the European Union recover from a recession brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Paolo Gentiloni, the European commissioner for economy, described the stimulus package as a "European turning point to face an unprecedented crisis." The package would be the biggest in European history, far outstripping the post-World War II Marshall Plan. The European Commission said it aimed to fund its recovery plan by raising unprecedented sums through the financial markets. The euro gained 0.4%, to $1.10 in European trading. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The European...
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Germany's Lufthansa has been hit particularly hard by the pandemic, reporting losses of around $1 million per hour. The 67-year-old flag carrier relaunched in 1953 following the dissolution of its initial iteration after World War II.  During its tenure in the world's skies, Lufthansa has established itself as one of the world's leading premium brands.  The German government ultimately stepped in on May 25 to offer assistance in the amount of €9 billion (roughly $10 billion). Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Germany's largest airline is in trouble.  Like most global carriers, Lufthansa has found itself bleeding money as its planes sit idle at...
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I was supposed to fly to Europe the night after President Donald Trump announced travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic.  After the announcement was made, I began the long process of tearing down the trip and getting my money back, which was harder than expected and is still on-going two months later.  The pandemic revealed which airlines were financially responsible and which were less than enthusiastic to assist customers in the wake of a global health crisis.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In the weeks leading up to a planned trip to Spain and Morocco in March, I was constantly...
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The US is withdrawing from the Open Skies Treaty, an international pact that allows countries to conduct observation flights over the territory of other member states on short notice to promote transparency. The US has accused Russia of violating the treaty by restricting flights and not upholding its obligations. In a 2018 letter, former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said that he felt the treat was "in our Nation's best interest" despite Russian violations. European allies and partners, including France and Germany, issued a joint statement Friday expressing "regret" at the US decision to withdraw. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. European allies...
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Recent polling suggests Europeans are turning away from the US under President Donald Trump's leadership. Public opinion toward America has declined in major European countries since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Seventy-six percent of Germans in a new poll said their view of America had deteriorated because of the crisis. Roughly equal numbers of Germans in the poll favored maintaining close relationships with China and the US in a head-to-head matchup. One poll last week found that just 2% of French people trusted Trump to provide world leadership. China is exerting growing political, diplomatic, and financial power across Europe. Visit Business Insider's...
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Sweden recorded the most coronavirus deaths in Europe per capita over the past week, according to data from Our World In Data, an online research publication based at the University of Oxford. Sweden never issued a formal coronavirus lockdown and has instead encouraged citizens to stay home when they're sick and maintain social distancing when in public. Johan Giesecke, Sweden's former chief epidemiologist who is now a health adviser to the World Health Organization, told Business Insider that while Sweden's relaxed policy had not yet been successful in curbing its COVID-19 outbreak, it would in the future. Visit Business Insider's homepage...
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Module - Joomla! Extension Directory Modules

A more lightweight and flexible Extension used for page rendering is a Module. Modules are used for small bits of the page that are generally less complex and able to be seen across different Components. To continue in our book analogy, a Module can be looked at as a footnote or header block, or perhaps an image/caption block that can be rendered on a particular page. Obviously you can have a footnote on any page but not all pages will have them. Footnotes also might appear regardless of which chapter you are reading. Simlarly Modules can be rendered regardless of which Component you have loaded.

Modules are like little mini-applets that can be placed anywhere on your site. They work in conjunction with Components in some cases and in others are complete stand alone snippets of code used to display some data from the database such as Articles (Newsflash) Modules are usually used to output data but they can also be interactive form items to input data for example the Login Module or Polls.

Modules can be assigned to Module positions which are defined in your Template and in the back-end using the Module Manager and editing the Module Position settings. For example, "left" and "right" are common for a 3 column layout.

Displaying Modules

Each Module is assigned to a Module position on your site. If you wish it to display in two different locations you must copy the Module and assign the copy to display at the new location. You can also set which Menu Items (and thus pages) a Module will display on, you can select all Menu Items or you can pick and choose by holding down the control key and selecting multiple locations one by one in the Modules [Edit] screen

Note: Your Main Menu is a Module! When you create a new Menu in the Menu Manager you are actually copying the Main Menu Module (mod_mainmenu) code and giving it the name of your new Menu. When you copy a Module you do not copy all of its parameters, you simply allow Joomla! to use the same code with two separate settings.

Newsflash Example

Newsflash is a Module which will display Articles from your site in an assignable Module position. It can be used and configured to display one Category, all Categories, or to randomly choose Articles to highlight to Users. It will display as much of an Article as you set, and will show a Read more... link to take the User to the full Article.

The Newsflash Component is particularly useful for things like Site News or to show the latest Article added to your Web site.



Last Updated on Monday, 11 August 2008 06:00