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HOW WE BUILT A DRUPAL DISTRIBUTION FOR THE ESTONIAN GOVERNMENT, PART 2 – FUNCTIONALITY HIGHLIGHTS

A while back I wrote the Part I of how we built the Estonian Government web platform. I had all the intentions to quickly follow that up with Part 2 and 3, but as always, things got busy. The good news is, however, that all the sites are now live for several months and I can use live examples to illustrate my text here.

Part II is about some of the functionality we built and the technical solutions used for it. The development phase lasted throughout the second half of 2013 and first months of 2014 – 7 months of development means a lot of different stuff was built. Instead of trying to cover it all, I will try to focus on the parts that I feel characterize this project the best.

Thon Maker attributes recent surge to Kevin Garnett motivational video

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Milwaukee Bucks big man Thon Maker is in the midst of a playoff renaissance, something he has attributed in part to an Instagram video by Kevin Garnett.

“The biggest thing is having that attack mindset on both ends of the floor,” Maker said. “With him, he doesn’t care who you are in front of him if you’re playing against him. On the defensive end, [defending] your shot and protecting your teammates. The biggest thing when it comes to your teammates, him dealing with his teammates, was always touching a guy, telling him, ‘Stay up’ — keeping the guys positive.

“And then on the offensive end, just getting everybody involved, but also looking to attack because his man would be back. That’s what he was telling me: ‘If your man is back, shoot it. And tell them, How dare you back off?'”

Maker’s energy has sparked the Bucks in recent days and has been huge after John Henson had to sit out the past two games because of back soreness.

Carl Edwards Jr. worked the eighth and Brandon Morrow finished the six-hitter for his fifth save in five chances. With two outs and Ryan Braun on first, Travis Shaw flied out to the warning track in left.

“Just a really tightly, well-played baseball game,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon said.

The Cubs had seven hits while playing without slugger Kris Bryant, who missed his third straight game after he was beaned during a victory at Colorado last weekend. Catcher Willson Contreras rested for most of the night before entering as a defensive replacement for the eighth.

Milwaukee got a two-out double in each of the first two innings but was unable to capitalize. Shaw flied out with Braun on second in the first, and Jett Bandy took a called third strike after Orlando Arcia’s hit in the second.

Anderson allowed five hits and walked one in seven innings. He had won each of his prior two starts.

“He threw a great game and I just tried to match that,” Anderson said. “And, you know, one pitch to Schwarber, I feel like if it’s up two, three inches he either pops it up or doesn’t hit it. I kind of put it where he likes it. Just one mistake.”jets_098

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Granderson’s homer in 10th gives Blue Jays win over Red Sox

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With one big throw, and an even bigger swing, Curtis Granderson gave a somber city reason to smile.

Granderson threw out the potential go-ahead run at the plate in the top of the ninth inning, then hit a walk-off homer in the 10th to give the Toronto Blue Jays a 4-3 win over Boston on Tuesday night and hand the Red Sox their season-worst third straight defeat.

Tyler Clippard (3-0) worked a scoreless 10th for the win as Toronto snapped a seven-game home losing streak against the Red Sox.

Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna was handed a 3-1 lead in the ninth but allowed the Red Sox to tie it, his first blown save in seven chances.

“It’s a big game for us,” Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. “If you don’t win that one, that’s a kick in the teeth.”

Hanley Ramirez singled to begin the ninth, went to third on a one-out hit by Rafael Devers and scored on Eduardo Nunez’s single to right. It was the first run off Osuna this season.

Jackie Bradley Jr. struck out and Nunez stole second before Christian Vazquez walked to load the bases for Brock Holt, who scored Devers with an RBI single to left. Left fielder Granderson threw out Nunez at the plate to prevent Boston from taking the lead.

Brian Anderson singled leading off the inning against Pedro Baez (1-1) and scored on Maybin’s double to deep left field. Miami had lost eight of its previous nine and 11 of 13, including a 2-1 decision in the series opener Monday.

“Hopefully, we can start to put some momentum together and then you can start to feel like you’re going to win these games,” Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. “That’s the difference between good teams and teams that aren’t at that caliber. They feel like they’re going to win these games.”

Drew Steckenrider (1-0) got the win with one inning of relief. Brad Ziegler retired the side in the ninth for his second save.

Maybin was back at Dodger Stadium, where he celebrated winning the World Series in Game 7 last year with the Houston Astros. In a matter of months, the 31-year-old outfielder has gone from the sublime to the somewhat ridiculous with Miami’s losing streak.

“I always try to take a positive out of a negative,” Maybin said. “A positive is we feel like we’ve been in every game this year except for two ballgames. For a young team, it’s about, how do you finish? Being in the game is the first step and we were in every game.”

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Texans impressed by Derek Newton’s comeback work ethic

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The Texans still don’t know if right tackle Derek Newton will be able to play again at his previous level. But they know he’s working diligently toward that goal.

After signing two free-agent quarterbacks, the Cardinals are likely out on a first-round passer unless one starts to slip. Instead, they can remain in semi win-now mode and bolster their defensive line. Payne has outstanding upside.

This is an obvious fit thanks to Ozzie Newsome’s love of Alabama players. The Ravens, despite their Michael Crabtree signing, still have a need at receiver. Ridley is the best wideout in the class.

The Chargers have done a masterful job building their defense, and one more leader inside could come close to completing what has a chance to be the NFL’s top unit in 2018. Smith deserves to go higher than this, but he might slip due to positional value.

“With the emotions of what happened, and I have a kid now, I said, holy Toledo, what is going on?” Edelman told the New York Times.

Police were able to determine the IP address of the boy who posted the threat. They say when police visited his house, he admitted posting it. There were two guns in the home, which belonged to his mother.

The boy is being held in a juvenile-detention center and was charged with making a false report of a threat of terrorism, a felony punishable by up to four years in prison.

The 2018 NFL Draft starts Thursday, April 26, and ends Saturday, April 28. The first round will be featured Thursday night, with the second and third rounds taking place Friday night; the final five rounds will be on Saturday.
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Former NFL player Bill Rademacher dies at 75

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Bill Rademacher, who played in Super Bowl III for the Jets, has died. He was 75.

The team reported his passing Tuesday.

The Jets signed Rademacher as an undrafted free agent out of Northern Michigan in 1964. He played as both a receiver and a defensive back during his five seasons with the Jets.

Presenting the seventh-annual list of role players, journeymen and castoffs thriving in unexpected circumstances around the NBA.

It just never happened. Kidd-Gilchrist is just 11-of-21 on post-ups this season, five fewer attempts than he tried last season, per NBA.com. He barely runs the pick-and-roll.

There are good reasons for all of this. With Kemba Walker and Nicolas Batum on the floor, it is hard to justify shifting much off-the-bounce duty to MKG — even if plotting the chess pieces that way would loosen spacing. There is no room for another post-up threat with Dwight Howard hogging one block. Perhaps Kidd-Gilchrist hasn’t shown enough in practice.

It’s nevertheless been a difficult couple of months for Doleman, who rose to prominence three decades ago with the Vikings..

“When a doctor tells you that you have brain cancer, it changes your whole world,” Doleman said. “Those are the scariest words that you’ll ever hear in your life. When I first heard it, I was so devastated by it I couldn’t get any words out of my mouth.”

Per Tomasson, Doleman has glioblastoma. In addition to the radiation, Doleman is undergoing chemotherapy.

“We’re working on [the cancer] on a daily basis,” Doleman said. “It can heal, and it can come back. I ask Vikings fans to pray for me on a daily basis. Just one day at a time.”

Vikings fans and all football fans should say a prayer for Doleman.bills_057

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Nick Saban touts Minkah Fitzpatrick as a top-five pick

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A week after former UCLA coach Jim Mora was far less effusive than he arguably should have been when praising former UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen, Alabama coach Nick Saban has said all the right things about former Crimson Tide defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick.

“As a player, is he a top-five pick? Yeah,” Saban recently told Scott Petrak of the Elyria (Oh.) Chronicle-Telegram.

In a question about Barkley, Manning was asked what a player like that could do for the Giants’ offense.

“You never know what is going to happen on draft day,” Manning said. “The Giants, that’s why they have all the scouts and Dave Gettleman and the coaches in doing all their work to figure out who is available and who is the best player to kind of help us out going forward. There is no point in speculating who you might draft or what’s going to happen here or there, we’ve just got to wait until draft night and see what happens.”

Prior to Monday, when the players could finally open up football communication with Shurmur and the coaches, Manning said he and Davis Webb have been watching video of Shurmur’s offense with the Vikings from last season to get an idea as to what the Giants will be doing this season.

So where does that leave Bryant, who is scheduled to make $12.5 million in salary and has a $16.5 million cap hit? Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said the Cowboys would meet with Bryant soon.

New receivers coach Sanjay Lal has exchanged text messages with Bryant and hopes to work with the star receiver this season.

“My impressions are he’s a competitive guy,” Lal said. “Obviously he’s not happy with what happened last year in terms of his game. I’m excited to work with him and help him as much as I can.

“I think together we can go good places.”

Lal also is excited by the additions of Thompson, who he worked with in Buffalo in 2014, and Hurns, who Lal met in the recruitment process. Lal’s recommendations convinced the Cowboys to sign both receivers.bills_046

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Jake Arrieta throws four innings in first start, Phillies fall to Marlins

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Phillies’ prized right-hander  Jake Arrieta was pulled after four innings and 74 pitches in his first start with his new ballclub against the Miami Marlins on Sunday, a no-decision in a 6-3 defeat.

Arrieta was almost out of the inning without further damage after Anderson flew out, but Lewis Brinson reached on catcher’s interference and Braxton Lee flared an 0-2 pitch into left for a two-run single.

Arrieta needed 32 pitches to get through the first and there was action in the bullpen, but he settled down and allowed just one baserunner the next three innings as the Phillies rallied to tie the game. He was pulled for pinch-hitter Pedro Florimon in the bottom of the fourth.

Meanwhile, the Phillies rallied from the 3-0 deficit with two runs in the first on Odubel Herrera’s RBI double and Nick Williams’ run-scoring single in the first and Rhys Hoskins’ RBI double in the third against Miami starter Trevor Richards.

Arrieta signed a three-year, $75-million contract in spring training with options. Because he signed so late, Arrieta wasn’t ready to start the season and made his debut in Sunday’s eighth game.

The former Cy Young Award winner’s signing boosted the Phillies’ rebuilding efforts and gave a young pitching staff a veteran presence.

The right-hander was topping out at 92-93 mph. His final line was 4 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K.

Arrieta’s next start should come Saturday in Tampa Bay. The Phillies fell to 3-5.

Manziel’s first-quarter touchdown was vintage Johnny Football — a scramble out to the right followed by an off-balance dart to the back of the end zone to former Baylor receiver Antwan Goodley.

For the first time in over two years on Saturday, Johnny Manziel took snaps in a competitive football game.

Playing in The Spring League in Austin, Texas, Manziel quarterbacked the South team for around two quarters in total, completing more than 50 percent of his passes and throwing a touchdown pass in an 11-7 loss.

Manziel was 9 of 15 for 83 yards and a touchdown, but also took three sacks. The former Cleveland Browns first-round pick had the ball down four points with just two minutes to go, but couldn’t pull off the comeback. bills_013

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For some teams drafting a quarterback high, disaster is inevitable

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With possibly four quarterbacks taken in the first five picks and five (maybe six) quarterbacks taken in the first 32 selections, each of the teams that writes the name of a quarterback on a first-round draft card will believe that they are getting a franchise-changing guy. In the end, up to half (or more) could be dead wrong.

History tells us that quarterbacks have a ceiling that can’t be determined until they’re in the NFL and either busting through it or bumping against it. Most if not all incoming players have flaws, especially the quarterbacks.

While Rodgers challenged to be the first overall pick in the draft, the 49ers chose Smith, with Rodgers falling all the way to the Packers at 24. Many observers were concerned that Rodgers was a product of Cal coach Jeff Tedford, who previously sent Akili Smith, Kyle Boller and Joey Harrington to the pros with limited success. One NFL personnel director told McGinn that Tedford quarterbacks “all throw the ball the same way,” while another said Rodgers “is very rigid mechanically.” It’s difficult to think of a quarterback in NFL history who is more fluid in getting rid of the football off-schedule than Rodgers.

The unnamed friend of Dorsey also believes that the Browns will take Penn State running back Saquon Barkley at No. 4, resisting the temptation to trade down.

Of course, it’s hard to know whether the Browns will use the pick or trade it without knowing what another team is offering for the fourth pick. But the idea of the Browns choosing not to pass the pick and stockpile more of them makes sense. Teams that have traded up in recent years have done fairly well, for the most part (and with a few significant exceptions, like the trade for RGIII).

With the Browns technically on the clock, there’s no reason for the Browns to be coy about their intentions. But there’s also no real reason to be transparent. Maybe they could still drop a spot or two and still get Allen. Maybe if they drop a spot or two hoping to get Allen but get someone else, maybe they want to be able to say that’s the guy they would have taken at No. 1.rams_065

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Besides the nationally televised game in Washington, the Jets don’t have any national TV preseason games this year.

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Their other three will be televised locally only.

Those last two opponents are the same every year. Because the Jets “visited” the Giants last year, they had just one true preseason road trip, to Detroit. The Jets also hosted the Titans.

If you are in on the Bruins, the choices are obvious. The trio of Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand is a formidable one, with Torey Krug a dominant choice on defense. For secondary scoring, David Krejci is always a playoff threat, having twice already led the league in scoring for the playoffs. That makes Ryan Donato an especially good sleeper, as he gets the best of both worlds. Donato plays with Krejci at even strength and on the power play with that top line. In the crease, Tuukka Rask is always a good choice in the playoffs when the Bruins are primed for a run; he has 53 games of playoff experience with a .928 save percentage.

The Blue Jackets have a tough road, with a first-round matchup against the conference champions and a potential second-round match against the defending Stanley Cup champs. Artemi Panarin, Pierre-Luc Dubois and Cam Atkinson have been connecting well in the second half, and Seth Jones has put together a breakout on the blue line.

Collins, who started the first 47 games of his three-year NFL career, was in tears in the locker room after he suffered the injury in Week 16 of last season. But he showed up with a positive outlook Monday for the first day of the voluntary offseason strength and conditioning program.

“My arm is doing great,” Collins said.

Asked a follow-up question about the rehabilitation process, he said, “It was very minimum, but everything is back to 100 percent.”

Collins is a key piece  in defensive coordinator James Bettcher’s 3-4 scheme because of his versatility. He starts at strong safety but could be asked to slide into a hybrid linebacker role in certain situations. rams_010

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Karablog: Jameson Taillon, Gregory Polanco continue impressive starts

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The surprising Pittsburgh Pirates enter the second full week of the season a cool 7-2, after taking three of four games from the Cincinnati Reds over the weekend. Sunday’s heroes are not exactly new names to fantasy managers, but right-hander Jameson Taillon and outfielder Gregory Polanco did not emerge as the statistical superstars so many predicted they’d become last season; Taillon fell out of the top 200 in ESPN average live drafts and Polanco was a 14th-round selection. The upside for each is, of course, considerably greater, presuming health. Ah, there it is. Health cures all!

Next up, rest. That’s Landeskog’s plan anyway — lay on the couch with his dog and watch the Masters on Sunday. Then, get ready for Nashville.

“If we play the way we played tonight, we have a good chance,” Bernier said.

Leading 2-1 late in the third, MacKinnon beat Allen with a shot over the goaltender’s shoulder. MacKinnon had been held without a goal since March 18 when he had two against Detroit. He finished with 97 points — the most by an Avalanche player since Joe Sakic had 100 in 2006-07.

But with NFL viewership falling nearly 20% over the past two seasons, Manning is viewed as a game changer.

The five-time NFL MVP was the league’s most popular player during his career. With his multiple endorsements and “Saturday Night Live” appearances, Manning would appeal to both advertisers on Madison Avenue and viewers.

“Peyton is worth every penny. Advertisers love him — and the league wants this to happen,” said another source.

With Manning’s vast knowledge of football and penchant for film study, network executives are hoping he is getting bored with retirement.

His new life has been filled with charity events, such as singing with country music star Thomas Rhett last week in Indianapolis, and ceremonial appearances like Daytona. He sold his stake in 31 Papa John’s restaurants in the Denver area just two days before the league dropped the brand as its official pizza sponsor.

TV networks can’t wait around forever for Manning to make up his mind.buccaneers_081

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NFL free agent news: Bills improve O-line with Russell Bodine, Marshall Newhouse

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In the span of two minutes Monday, the Bills announced moves that completely revamped their offensive line.

Buffalo first announced the signing of center Russell Bodine, and then followed it up shortly after with the signing of offensive tackle Marshall Newhouse.

Another addition to the offensive line. We have signed OL Marshall Newhouse to a one-year deal.

Bodine signed a two-year contract, while Newhouse settled for a one-year deal.

Royals: C Salvador Perez (left knee sprain) hit and ran bases for the first time prior to the game, and reported feeling “pretty good.” Yost said his All-Star could be back early in the four-to-six-week timeframe that was given when Perez got hurt just before Opening Day.

Royals LHP Eric Skoglund makes his season debut against RHP Felix Hernandez as the three-game set continues Tuesday night. Skoglund has not pitched in a game since an exhibition March 17, thanks to rainouts and postponements that have wrecked the Royals’ early schedule.

Baltimore had previously expressed interest in signing Kaepernick during the 2017 offseason, but the two sides never reached a deal.

Kaepernick filed the grievance against the NFL in a complaint that teams have colluded to keep him out of the league as a result of his stance on social issues that sparked when he took a knee in protest during the national anthem, and Newsome and Harbaugh are the latest to be questioned.

The depositions come a day after the Ravens signed Robert Griffin III, who also hasn’t played since the 2016 season, to a one-year deal.

Newcomb became the third starting pitcher to toss at least six scoreless innings with no walks and at least nine strikeouts at Coors Field. Jon Gray and Hall of Famer Randy Johnson are the only other two to accomplish the feat.buccaneers_025

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