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Before you plan your European vacation, it's worth checking out which countries are the most dangerous and why. The US State Department ranks countries as Levels 1 through 4, from least dangerous to most dangerous. Twelve European countries are ranked Level 2, and the agency recommends American visitors exercise increased caution when visiting them. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. Europe may include some of the most popular travel destinations for Americans, but the US State Department advises that several countries on the continent may require extra caution for those looking to vacation abroad. The State Department uses four levels of travel guidance...
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Venture capital firm Lakestar is attempting to raise Europe's biggest ever startup fund of $800 million. Such megafunds are still uncommon in Europe, but major US funds regularly raise $1 billion, while China has huge amounts of capital to funnel into startups. Lakestar is still a relatively new venture capital firm, and sources have raised questions about its track record, "random" investment strategy, and the reputation of one of its partners.  Sources close to Lakestar said the firm is not far away from closing its fund and disputed questions about its strategy. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. European venture...
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The death of a Dutch teenager, which was misreported as a case of legal euthanasia, has shed light on Europe's euthanasia laws. Noa Pothoven died after she stopped eating and drinking. Her previous request for euthanasia had been denied. The Netherlands and Belgium are the only country where minors can request for a doctor to terminate their lives. The children and teenagers need to be suffering unbearable pain that cannot be eased for their request to be granted. In Belgium the youngest euthanasia patient was nine years old. Visit INSIDER's homepage for more stories The death of a Dutch 17-year-old, which was widely...
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Officials in Paris plan to surround the Eiffel Tower with the city's largest garden park in order to cut down on traffic and cars in the area. London-based landscape architects Gustafson Porter + Bowman designed the park's layout, which would be called "OnE." Construction of the park would likely cost around $80.6 million, and be funded through ticket sales to enter the landmark. The entire project is expected to last from now until 2030. Visit INSIDER's homepage for more...
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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz was ousted by parliament in a no-confidence vote Monday. A new election is already planned for September and President Alexander Van der Bellen needs to appoint a caretaker government to serve until then. But 32-year-old Kurz, who became Europe's youngest leader when he was sworn into office in 2017, has vowed that he and his center-right People's Party would return to power with increased strength. The result makes Kurz the shortest-serving chancellor since 1945 with 525 days in office, according to the Austria Press Agency. VIENNA (AP) — Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz was ousted by parliament in a no-confidence vote...
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A third of the population of Monaco, a tiny city-state on the French Riviera, are millionaires. Of the 38,300 people who live in Monaco, 12,261 of them are millionaires, according to the 2019 Knight Frank Wealth Report. Wealthy foreigners have long seen Monaco has a tax haven for its lack of income tax. Monaco also has a zero poverty rate. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.   Monaco, a tiny city-state on the French Riviera, is known as a playground for the ultra-wealthy. Of the 38,300 people who live in Monaco, about...
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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