Amendments to Acts Will Improve Efficiencies

first_imgAmendments introduced today, Nov. 8, will improve efficiencies in Nova Scotia’s justice system. Justice Minister Ross Landry introduced amendments to the Summary Proceedings Act and Court Jurisdiction and Proceedings Transfer Act. “We are improving the way we do business to better serve Nova Scotians,” said Mr. Landry. “These amendments will enhance our arraignment court process and provide better access to justice for those who need it.” In April, the province introduced amendments to the Summary Proceedings Act so Nova Scotians would not have to go to court to plead not guilty to summary offence tickets, such as open liquor or a motor vehicle offence. It would also allow for convictions if the person failed to comply with the court process. The proposed amendments will clarify that if a summary offence ticket is issued before the amendments come into place, the individual must appear in arraignment court to plead not guilty. The person then must return to court for trial on another date. Under the proposed system, Nova Scotians will only have to appear in court for trial. They will be able to go to a justice centre and receive a trial date from court staff. The amendments also clarify that the changes do not apply to youth. They must appear in arraignment court to enter a plea, which gives them access to a judge who can closely review the case. The Court Jurisdiction and Proceedings Transfer Act was enacted in 2003 to create a uniform standard to determine the most appropriate jurisdiction for court matters. Amendments to the act clarify language and correct a section reference.last_img read more

Shah meets Maha BJP leaders keeps away from ally Shiv Sena

first_imgMumbai: BJP president Amit Shah on Monday held a brief meeting here with Maharashtra party leaders, including Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, but kept away from the ally Shiv Sena.During his Mumbai visit, he also visited the chief minister’s official residence ‘Varsha’ in Malabar Hill area. “Shah’s meetings were confined only to state BJP leaders and he also visited the Siddhivinayak temple at Prabhadevi here,” a party functionary said. He is also scheduled to visit the Lalbaugcha Raja Ganesh pandal in central Mumbai. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’On Sunday evening, Shah addressed a rally in Solapur during the conclusion of the second phase of Fadnavis’ ‘Mahajanadesh Yatra, a mass outreach campaign ahead of the upcoming state Assembly polls. He held discussions with Fadnavis, state BJP chief Chandrakant Patil and few other leaders in Solapur and stayed there during the night, the party functionary said. On Monday, Shah travelled with Fadnavis to Mumbai where he again briefly met some state party leaders, he said. Political observers expected Shah to meet Sena leaders since the state Assembly elections are due soon, but the BJP chief skipped it. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KIn 2014, the BJP and Sena contested the state polls separately. The BJP at that time won 121 out of the total 288 seats, the highest so far by the party in the state. Several MLAs and leaders from the opposition Congress and NCP have joined either the BJP or the Sena in the recent weeks. Some more opposition leaders are also likely to join the BJP during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the state on September 7 when he will inaugurate some projects.last_img read more

CBI arrests three more in Deepak Talwars NGO case

first_imgNew Delhi: After arresting a close aide of corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar, The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday arrested three other co-accused in connection with an FCRA case it is probing against Talwar, officials here said.The CBI arrested Tarun Kapoor, Pradeep Sood and Jatin Wadhera in connection with the case where Talwar’s NGO, Advantage India stands accused of misusing fund worth Rs 90 crore, received as foreign contribution. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’While the funds were marked for usage in social expenditure, the CBI had found that the funds were not spent for the declared purposes. According to the CBI, these funds were shown as being spent on the purchase of equipment for social services, but no such expenditure could be traced. Officials here said that Kapoor, Sood and Wadhera were owners or controllers of the companies where these funds were shown to have been spent. The CBI had on Wednesday night arrested Yasmin Kapoor, a close aide of Talwar in connection with the same case. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KIn fact, according to the Enforcement Directorate, Yasmin Kapoor is a crucial link to establish how Talwar and his associates laundered the kickback received through Advantage India in exchange for securing profitable air routes for several foreign private airlines. In this separate case, the ED has alleged that Talwar was paid over Rs 280 crore in kickbacks through his NGO to secure profitable air routes for Qatar Airways, Air Arabia and Emirates. Even in the CBI’s FCRA case, the agency has alleged that french airplane manufacturer Airbus had paid 9 million Euros to Advantage India and UK-based missile manufacturer MBDA had also signed a similar deal to pay 6 million Euros to the NGO in the form of foreign contribution. The CBI had earlier arrested and taken custody of Deepak Talwar in connection with a UPA-era aviation scam where he is alleged to have received kickbacks from foreign private airlines to secure profitable air routes for them.last_img read more

Metis candidate has two battles to fight

first_imgAPTN National NewsKimball Cariou calls himself “the peace candidate” for Vancouver-Kingsway in the 2011 federal election, but the Communist Party candidate is dealing with many a public misconception out on the campaign trail.APTN National News reporter Rob Smith catches up with Cariou in this story.last_img

World must act fast scale up lifesaving assistance in droughthit Somalia –

According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which Mr. O’Brien heads up, Zone K first became an IDP settlement in 2011, when a large number of drought affected people from Lower Shabelle, Bay and Bakool regions settled. It became one of the biggest IDP settlements in Mogadishu but, according to OCHA, the exact number of the people in Zone K is currently unknown. “Whenever you have enormous pressure on people’s ability to survive or to be protected in conflict, you will get internal displacements, and here we have a severe trend of internal displacement,” explained Mr. O’Brien, noting the need to act “fast, now and together” in order to fund the programmes that would help support people in their hour of need.Humanitarians in Somalia are seeking an overall $825 million to reach the most vulnerable with life-saving assistance until June 2017.In a press release, the Humanitarian Coordinator in the country, Peter de Clercq, stated that the “drought situation is deteriorating rapidly.” At this “critical phase,” he highlighted the need to “act fast and efficiently to avoid the worst.” Mr. Contreras told UN News that whereas in 2011, the drought – and the resulting famine – was concentrated in South Central Somalia, this year, it is affecting more parts of the country, including the north-eastern and the Somaliland regions, with a higher total number of people at risk. However, he mentioned that the donor community is responding “more energetically” and humanitarian partners have a larger presence around the country to respond to these emergency needs.Mr. Contreras also noted that Somalia has a new Government, and that the country’s new President, Mohamed Abdullahi ‘Farmajo’, is “completely committed to a robust and effective response to this crisis.”VIDEO: In Somalia, OCHA’s Stephen O’Brien urges the world to help Somalis in desperate need, warning of a severe trend of internal displacement caused by drought in the country. Credit: UN News A massive increase in aid is urgently needed to avert a famine. IOM reports that wages are collapsing, local food prices are rising, animal deaths are increasing, and malnutrition rates are starting to rise. Moreover, water prices are spiralling and Somalis are moving in growing numbers in search of food and water. Without assistance, many people face malnutrition, significantly increased risk of disease, loss of livelihoods and even death.Meanwhile today, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien, visited the Zone K Internal Displacement Camp (IDP) Settlement located in the Hodan district of the Somali capital, Mogadishu. “We understand their hunger, their thirst and their need to look after their children,” said Mr. O’Brien, noting that by seeing it for himself, “we can make this story known to a much bigger world and try to help.” “You need to know that you touch our hearts,” he said to the drought victims. The situation has become “significantly worse in the last six months,” explained Joseph Contreras, the spokesperson for the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM).“Currently, approximately 6.2 million Somalis are in need of humanitarian assistance, of that number, three million are in need or urgent life saving measures. This is a significant step up from the 1.1 million Somalis that were in such circumstances, such need for life saving measures in September,” he said.In addition, the UN reports that nearly 950,000 children under the age of five will be acutely malnourished this year, with 185,000 of that number at risk of death without immediate medical treatment.Citing ‘worrying similarities’ to the 2011 famine in Somalia, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) this past Friday launched a $24.6 million appeal the more than one million Somalis most affected by the drought.“We named this (2017) drought ‘Odi Kawayn,’ which is Somali for ‘something bigger than the elders,’” drought victim Halima told the agency, explaining that none of the elders has ever seen a drought as severe as this one. Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien (right), is joined by Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Peter de Clercq (left), and head of the UN Mission in Somalia Michael Keating on arrival in Mogadishu, Somalia, where five and a half million people need urgent assistance over the next six months. Photo: OCHA read more

SMMT appoints Business Development Manager for Electric Vehicles

“The UK has a strong role to play in this growing global market and the coordinated industry approach which Catherine will focus on will help to strengthen the position of the UK automotive industry,” he continued. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Catherine Hutt as business development manager responsible for electric vehicles, effective 1 September 2009. Reflecting the increasing role of ultra-low carbon technology within the UK motor industry, the newly created position will further strengthen SMMT’s leadership in this emerging market.Catherine joins SMMT from Modec, the UK-based electric commercial vehicle manufacturer, bringing with her a deep understanding of electric vehicles and the issues affecting the sector. She will lead the development of SMMT’s activities in the field, managing the newly created Electric Vehicle Group to encourage high-level industry discussion and consensus views aimed at influencing political and public attitudes towards the new technology. Commenting, SMMT chief executive Paul Everitt said, “I am delighted that Catherine has joined SMMT, bringing valuable expertise in the all-important electric vehicle technology. For more information about SMMT’s Electric Vehicle Group, please contact to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Brock prof to speak at Big Freeze event

Brock University Earth Sciences Professor Francine McCarthy will be putting mastodons and their diet under the microscope during an upcoming presentation.McCarthy will be a guest speaker at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington on Feb. 19 as part of the Big Freeze exhibit.Her talk, entitled Where’s Dinner?, will examine the extinction of mastodons in response to postglacial vegetation change.McCarthy’s presentation will begin at 1 p.m.The Big Freeze exhibit runs until April 17 and includes a series of speakers on a variety of topics. For more information, visit the Royal Botanical Gardens website.

Caterpillar names new Group President Resources Industries

first_imgCaterpillar Inc has announced that the company’s Board of Directors has elected Denise Johnson, currently Vice President with responsibility for the Material Handling & Underground Division, is the new Group President of Resources Industries. The appointment follows the recently announced retirement of Group President Ed Rapp.“Denise leads one of the largest and most complex businesses in the company; her division makes products primarily for the mining, waste and construction industries and employs about 8,000 people in 14 locations spanning four continents. She has successfully managed costs during the mining downturn and been deeply involved in restructuring within Resource Industries, all while gaining market position for multiple products in her portfolio. Denise has accomplished these business results while also delivering outstanding safety and quality metrics,” said Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman. “Above all, Denise is a leader inside and outside of Caterpillar. Whether she’s engaging with employees, strengthening relationships with key mining customers or serving as a strong role model to recruit more female engineers, Denise consistently excels.”Johnson joined Caterpillar in 2011 as the General Manager of Caterpillar’s Specialty Products business unit where she had responsibility for nearly 20 facilities around the world. She came to Caterpillar after a 22-year career with General Motors, where she built deep expertise in operations and product management in a series of positions in the United States, Canada and Brazil. A year later, she was elected Vice President of the Diversified Products Division with responsibility for industries including forestry, paving and on-highway trucks. In 2013, she became Vice President of the Integrated Manufacturing Operations Division overseeing major operations in Caterpillar’s largest division at the time. She was named to her current role in 2014.Johnson graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. She earned dual Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Johnson is a member of numerous outside boards including The Mosaic Company. Her move is effective April 1, 2016. Johnson’s successor will be named at a later date.last_img read more

Group A Granollers Argentina beat Montenegro – France breaks Tunisia in last

← Previous Story WCh 2013 – Group D: Easy victories for Hungary and Croatia Next Story → WCh 2013 (Round 1 completed): Russian comeback – Tunisian resistance In Group A in Granollers the most interesting match was Argentinian win over Montenegro 30:28. Despite their goalkeepers had only five saves, Simonet and Co. managed to beat European team. France had serious problem against Tunisia 30:27, but in the last five minutes Olympic champions made decisive series and broke resistance of brave Africans.Germany beat Brasil 33:23 in the first match of the Day.


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We have only discovered 14 percent of all species on Earth

first_imgScientists have spent centuries trying to catalog all the different species on Earth, but according to a recent study, less than 15 percent of the 8.7 million species have been discovered. Yes, apparently 86 percent of the planet’s species are still unknown to us.More frightening than the thought of crazy alien-looking creatures going undiscovered at the bottom of our oceans is the thought that many of these mystery-creatures will fade out of existence before we can even document them at the rate species are becoming extinct right now.According to the study’s co-author, Boris Worm of Canada’s Dalhousie University, the study was based on one question: “Are we within reach of finding all species, or are we way off?” The answer they found was, unfortunately, that we’re “way off.”It’s been 250 years since the infamous Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus implemented our current taxonomy system, and only 1.25 million species have been classified in that time. The catalog for some classes of living things is almost complete, but the inventories for others are pretty light. For example, we’ve only described and cataloged 7 percent of the predicted number of fungi, and we’ve only identified less than 10 percent of the ocean’s creatures.The study was led by Camilo Mora who said the analysis predicted about 7.7 million different animals on Earth. However, we’ve only described and catalogued 953,434 animals so far. As for plants, there are an estimated 298,000 species in existence, though we only know of 215,644 right now. And let’s not forget out of 611,000 species of fungi only 43,271 have been described and cataloged.So, if we know that 86 percent of the species are unknown, how do we know that there are 8.7 million species out there? Scientists at Dalhousie University in Canada and the University of Hawaii came to that number by analyzing mathematical patterns from known species in different groups within the taxonomic system. However, the 8.7 million number is give or take 1.3 million, so there’s a chance that there are 10 million unknown species out there. That being said, this estimate is the closest calculation we’ve seen so far. Past guesses ranged from 3 million to 100 million species.So far, the species we have discovered have been things that are easy to find and that are relatively large. According to Worm, discovering a species is a lot easier than categorizing it. Once something is found, scientists have to compare the specimen to museum samples, analyze its DNA, and complete never-ending paperwork.At the current rate that living organisms are becoming extinct, which is ten to 100 times their natural level, we’re lucky if we can categorize a species before it disappears. Worm said the information we get when we discover new species is “nature’s library,” and that we’re “throwing out books without having a look at them.”But, don’t get too discouraged just yet. Worm said there’s an “age of discovery ahead of us” where we’ll discover much more of what’s living on the same planet as we are.via National Geogrpahiclast_img read more

Forget FPS games Biting Elbows is an absolutely insane first person music

first_imgWe play video games in the first person all the time, but it’s not often you find a real video in the same format, aside from Doom the movie of course. Check out this music video done entirely in first person view and you’ll have a new standard with which to judge other music videos as well as other first person video.Biting Elbows has a history of making crazy good music videos that run the risk of making you forget that there’s music playing. Their 2011 song “The Stampede” showed off a first person video of a man who was stealing a teleportation invention from his employer. The only thing you know by the end of the music video is that the device works when it gets wet, you’re teleported to a random location and if it gets wet again you return to the point of origin. The guy gets caught in the end, and for almost two years no one knew what had happened to the Jason Statham-like thief.Now Biting Elbows has released a new music video, and in it the story grows by another amazing chapter.The main character is about to be killed when he breaks free and starts another daring escape through the office. He uses the teleporter to much greater success this time, but is constantly chased and followed through out the video. At the end of it all, the device is lost as he completes his escape from the Matrix-like army of men in suits looking to end him.The entire video, like the one before it, is shot in first person with a GoPro mounted to the head of the main character. By the time the music video is done, if you haven’t either bought the song or suited up, you should probably watch it again.And, in case you are looking for something else to watch, here is their first office escape attempt, The Stampede:last_img read more

Hendrick signs new Burnley deal

first_imgBurnley have announced that midfielder Jeff Hendrick has signed a contract extension to stay at Turf Moor until the summer of 2020.Hendrick has made 91 appearances and scored five goals since joining Burnley from Derby County in August 2016.The 26-year-old started 29 Premier League games last season to help Burnley finish seventh in the Premier League and qualify for Europa League.The Ireland international is known as versatile midfield man and has been deployed centrally and in a more attacking role this season.His current deal was due to expire at the end of the season, but the club has today exercised their option to extend his stay by 12 months.Burnley FC v Manchester City - Premier LeagueMatch Preview: Burnley vs Liverpool Boro Tanchev – August 30, 2019 Premier League leaders Liverpool travel to Burnley for the Matchday 4 of the 2019-20 Premier League campaign.LATEST: Clarets Extend Hendrick Stay— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) December 20, 2018“He’s done well for us,” Burnley manager Sean Dyche told the club’s website.“We have asked a lot of him. We have used him in a number of different positions that sometimes aren’t natural to him and over time he has delivered good performances for us.”last_img read more

Weather Eye Rain returns but first part of next week looks sunny

first_imgI hope you enjoyed Wednesday’s weather because it is back to rain today, showers Friday and Saturday. We risk enduring more heavy showers, hail and thunder, Friday especially.Rainfall amounts over the next three days could easily reach or exceed an inch in Vancouver and 2 inches or more in the foothills and outlying wetter areas. Of course with showers some areas will be wet and some wetter.Will the sun shine for Mother’s Day? Stepping out on a limb I will go for a repeat of Easter Sunday. Warm with highs near 70 degrees and mostly sunny, some clouds here and there. The beginning of next week looks absolutely perfect. Sunny with highs in the 75- to 80-degree range. At least through Wednesday.Early yesterday morning it was cool or shall I say cold with reports of frost in many outlying areas. Tyler Mode reported 35 degrees in Battle Ground and Phil Delaney reported 30 degrees above Dole Valley. It just goes to show you that it can get cold even into May. The upper Cascade mountain ski areas picked up several inches of snow Tuesday, adding to that spring skiing delight. Snow continues to melt rapidly at lower elevations so remember when the weather turns nice next week, area rivers and lakes will be chilly. Don’t risk hypothermia.last_img read more

Kapil Sharma Show Why is Archana Puran Singh scared of Navjot Singh

first_imgTrust Kapil Sharma to entertain the audience with some witty and humorous jibes at his own team and the comedian-turned-actor never disappoints. The show, which has been running at a steady pace, being immensely loved by the audience, had another one of the insanely hilarious episodes last week.Kapil doesn’t leave any stone unturned when it comes to pulling the celebrity guest, Archana Puran Singh’s legs. In one such instance of the comedian teasing Singh, Kapil said that Archana Puran Singh is probably more scared of Navjot Singh Sidhu than ghosts. Archana Puran Singh had replaced Navjot Singh Sidhu after the latter’s comments on the Pulwama attack hadn’t gone down well with netizens and many political figures. Talking about her equation with the entire team, Archana Puran Singh had revealed that the team respects her a lot and even though they crack jokes or go beyond the script in pulling her leg, they immediately come to her to apologise and hug her.Sidhu’s comments hadn’t gone down well with the makers of the show and Twitterati demanded his immediate ouster from the show. There were reports of Salman Khan asking him to take a break from the show for a brief period so that the negative publicity could die down.In an interview with Hindustan Times, Archana Puran Singh had spoken up about how different she is from the man in question. Talking about Sidhu, she said: “We are two very different individuals. He has earned a name for himself and so have I. Our personalities are very different and both of us are happy in our own space. It’s just a coincidence that I am here and he is not and it goes on like that in our industry.”Navjot Singh Sidhu is yet to come back to the show.last_img read more

Homeless Camp Ordinance Gets Blocked The Good Bad And Ugly Of The

first_imgWhile Houston Matters continues to keep a close watch on Harvey as it reaches the coast, we’re also aware there were other developments in the news this week. As usual, we turn to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of it all.So, if you need a break from Harvey, listen in as Mary Flood, a blogger and consultant for Androvett Legal Media and Marketing, Charles Kuffner, author of the Off the Kuff political blog, and Marco Roberts, president of the Log Cabin Republicans of Houston, discuss a federal judge issuing a temporary restraining order blocking the City of Houston from enforcing an ordinance that bans homeless camps in public places, and a school turning away a 4-year-old boy whose mother won’t cut his hair. Sharelast_img

NeighborhoodLIFT Program

first_imgBy Brittney Johnson, AFRO InternWells Fargo hosted a community conversation with leaders in the city of Baltimore on June 26. The conversation included a plan to advance homeownership in the city of Baltimore through their new NeighborhoodLIFT program.The LIFT program will launch in Baltimore in July, and allow potential homeowners to shop around for mortgage rates and actively search for homes. Once applicants have enrolled in one 8hr homeownership counseling session. Applicants are then urged to begin the process of shopping for their first home.“We are engaging with our partners to let them know what the program is about and how through homeownership, we can ultimately increase the amount of wealth in the city of Baltimore,” said Wells Fargo Vice President of Diverse Segments for home mortgage Donna Green.The LIFT program promotes inclusion and community wealth within communities through homeownership in the city of Baltimore, by offering qualifying applicants grants totaling $15,000.  Grants are totaling $17,500 for teachers, veterans, service members, emergency medical technicians, law enforcement and firefighters.These grants would be applied toward the down payment for a home of their choosing. However, applicants have to purchase homes in the city of Baltimore.Homeownership in the city of Baltimore, and in the Black community, currently is a race against time. With overrun project housing, and little-to-no knowledge of homeownership management, many times homes are left under foreclosure. Blacks are still pushing for more transparency from lenders and brokers when shopping to purchase a home.“[To provide transparency…] We at Savage Homegroup offer monthly home buyers workshops where we go over the entire process with potential prospective clients,” Keller Williams Agent, Brandee Davis said.“We provide them a list of people in the community, they have a representative from a title company, inspection, and loan officers, who run credit reports at the workshop. Perspective clients are then given one-on-one advice, and being really transparent with people about what to expect, especially for folks of color…”NeighborhoodLIFT also has a list of approved lenders, to which applicants can compare interest rates. Not only can applicants decide to choose from Wells Fargo, NeighborhoodLIFT, will also work with Bank of America, Suntrust Bank, Chase and MECU Credit Union.“Owning a home is widely believed to be the best way for working and middle class Americans to build wealth. And for many African-Americans, the dream of homeownership remains an elusive one,” according to NPR national desk reporter, Brakkton Booker.That may not be the case with the LIFT program it will then connect homebuyers with a network of organizations throughout the city to help educate, encourage and promote healthy financial decisions. There are many different approved housing counselors to choose from- Belair-Edison Neighborhoods, Druid Heights Community Development and Latino Economic Development Inc., just to name a few.“Homeownership is important in the African American community because it increases our financial wealth and gives Black people more of a voice in their community,” Kim Bland of the Women’s Housing Coalition said. Bland continued, “homeownership would help decrease poverty and increase family connection.”“This was my mom’s home and it was passed down to me, and I plan to give [it] to my children. [The home is] important to me to keep in my family because it was [my mother’s] last wishes.” Reginald Carter, 52, said.Neighbor-works and NeighborhoodLIFT have been operating in many states across the nation to provide first time homebuyers a chance to make home buying simple, supported and reliable. However there is an income threshold that will determine whether or not applicants are eligible for the program.That threshold for potential homeowners whose annual income is anywhere between $75,500 to $99,700. However, you may not be eligible if you make over or below the threshold. If NeighborhoodLIFT were to offer assistance to potential homeowners over the threshold, how would they do it? What would it look like?A homeowner in Charles Village, Kidar Swine, 42,  said, “As a homeowner making over the threshold, [NeighborhoodLIFT] could help with renovations to increase the value of a potential home. [I believe] the program could help in that way.”“Where the qualifications are, if certain homes going for a certain amount the grant could be used to improve the property value of homes in certain neighborhoods, [that are currently] lowering the neighborhood value to improve different communities,” Swine continued.The Baltimore NeighborhoodLIFT program launch event will take place Friday, July 19 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, July 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Residents and potential homeowners are urged to apply.last_img read more

BBCs Mixital Platform Encourages Who Class Fan Fic

first_imgStay on target Writing for a long-running, award-winning, iconic television show isn’t as easy as emailing a resume and some published samples.But the BBC’s Mixital platform is a good start.Launched nearly two years ago as part of the company’s Make It Digital campaign, Mixital is an online portal aimed at simplifying digital making for millennials.“As part of our new Mixital platform we’ve given our audiences the tools to get creative with some of the BBC’s biggest brands,” Martin Wilson, head of BBC digital creativity, said in a 2015 announcement. “It gives them the chance for the first time to create their own content based on the shows they love.Shows like Doctor Who and spin-out Class, which are popular among Mixital fan fiction writers.“Create your own stories” set in either universe, the site says, inviting people to participate. “Write, share and support each other.”Itching to get those plot points down on paper? Start with a blank page or standard story format and watch as your word count grows. First timers are allowed to cheat by opening a TV screenplay template, complete with examples and suggestions.The distraction-free platform lets users style text, add bullet points and numbered lists, set a time limit, export work as a PDF, and work in “night mode” (white text on a black background).“Mixital is designed to be a safe, fun space to experiment, build confidence and showcase work publicly,” according to Wilson. “It begins by viewing other people’s work for inspiration, leads on to re-mixing and then finally having a go.”Learn from the “best” by browsing featured stories on the site and perusing Mixital’s tips for writing from the folks who know: Who showrunner Steven Moffat and author Neil Gaiman, as well as Class Creator Patrick Ness.Creations can be saved privately or shared publicly for comment and re-mixing.Check out Geek’s latest recaps of Doctor Who and Class, airing Saturdays on BBC America at 9 p.m. and 10:05 p.m., respectively.Stream all of Doctor Who now for free with your Amazon Prime membership. HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster last_img read more

Microsoft publishes Windows Command Line reference

first_imgMicrosoft publishes Windows Command Line reference by Martin Brinkmann on May 07, 2018 in Windows – 15 commentsWhile most Windows users probably never come into contact with the Windows command line unless they run into some kind of issue and receive advise to run commands to repair it, it is still useful to know at least some of the available commands.Windows devices come without command line reference which means that you have to find other ways to get to know commands and how to use them on the operating system.While you can type “help” on the command prompt to get a list of popular commands, the list that is returned to you when you run help is limited and incomplete.Help does not list useful commands such as cipher, mountvol, or reg among many others.Windows Command Line referenceMicrosoft published a command line reference document in April 2018 for Windows 10, Windows 8.1, and the server products Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, and Windows Server 2016.While Windows 7 is not mentioned explicitly, most of the commands work on devices running that version of Windows as well.The PDF document, which you can download from here, has a size of 4.7 Megabytes and 948 pages. The first few pages list a table of contents which includes all commands described in the document. All entries link to pages of the document which means that you can click on a command to jump to its description and reference right away.If you select bcdedit for instance, you get information about the functionality of the command, syntax and parameter details, links to resources on Microsoft websites, and additional notes (for instance if a command requires elevation or Registry information if data is stored in the Registry).Examples are provided for some of the commands but not for all of them. These are useful as they are not listed when you use the /? command to display a commands help text on the command line.Each parameter is explained in detail; the information is the same that you get when you run the command with the /? to display its help test on the command line.The description, notes and link to documentation on the Microsoft website is useful, but links are not provided for all commands.Closing WordsMicrosoft’s Windows Command Line reference is a big document that lists more than 250 different commands on 948 pages. While that is a massive list of commands, undocumented commands are not included in the paper.Still, the document is quite useful; not only for Windows admins who like a reference in paper format but also for home users who would like a command line reference.Since it is provided as a PDF document, it is possible to search the document to find commands or information quickly.Now You: Do you use the command line on your system? (via Bleeping Computer)Related articles5 Things to learn how to do in GNU/Linux via Command-LineA list of useful Google Chrome command line switchesExplain Shell breaks down Linux command line arguments for youThe Man Command in GNU/LinuxThe most important Firefox command line optionsSummaryArticle NameMicrosoft publishes Windows Command Line referenceDescriptionMicrosoft published a command line reference document in April 2018 for Windows 10, Windows 8.1, and the server products Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, and Windows Server 2016.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more


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