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Bayern won’t spend big amid Bailey talk

first_imgTransfers Bayern Munich spending spree ruled out amid talk of €60m Bailey move Patric Ridge 22:55 5/20/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Leon Bailey Bayer Leverkusen Getty Transfers Bayern München Bundesliga The Bundesliga champions will not be splashing the cash on an elaborate squad overhaul in the close season, according to club president Uli Hoeness Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has ruled out the possibility of the Bundesliga champions spending big money in the transfer window.Jupp Heynckes’ fourth spell in charge of Bayern came to a disappointing end on Saturday, as Niko Kovac – who will take over at the Allianz Arena next month – masterminded a 3-1 victory for Eintracht Frankfurt in the DFB-Pokal final.That defeat leaves Bayern with just the Bundesliga title to their name this campaign but Hoeness, following comments from Joshua Kimmich regarding a “brutally disappointing season”, does not believe a squad overhaul is required. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now “That’s totally stupid,” Hoeness said of Kimmich’s comments, ahead Bayern’s championship celebrations in Munich. “I’m not going to make a bad impression of this outstanding season.”We certainly will not make a 100 million transfer this year. We will more or less go into the season with the squad, let’s see what Niko does with it.”We need one or two players who will perform at their best in the important games – and not when we play against the weakest opponents.”For the players who do not, we will say that clearly they will be sold. I do not want to talk about names.”Leon Bailey is among the latest to have been linked with a big-money move to the Allianz Arena, with the Bayer Leverkusen winger reported to be the subject of €60 million (£53m/$71m) interest.Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has also been mooted as a possible target following a difficult debut season in England, but it appears unlikely that several marquee additions will be made.last_img read more

Wi-Fi Now at Emancipation Park

first_img Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Hon. Fayval Williams says the latest installation of Wi-Fi in the Corporate Area represents a significant step towards transforming Jamaica into a truly digital society.“As a Ministry and certainly as a government, we understand the growing need for connectivity for our people and the need to become a digitally inclusive society where no one is left behind,” she said.Mrs. Williams was speaking at Emancipation Park in New Kingston on March 22, where the seventh public Wi-Fi hotspot was officially commissioned into operation by the Universal Service Fund (USF).Other public Wi-Fi hotspots already in operation include: Half-Way Tree; St. William Grant Park, in Kingston; Olympic Way, Kingston; Devon House, Kingston; the Cecil Charlton Park in Mandeville, and in Junction, St. Elizabeth.Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Hon. Fayval Williams (second right) looks at a phone being shown to her by Retail Sales Advisor at Flow, Iesha Harris (left) at the commissioning ceremony of the Wi-fi hotspot at Emancipation Park in New Kingston on March 22. Others from (second left) are Chief Executive Officer, Universal Service Fund (USF), Daniel Dawes and Chairman, USF, Robert Lawrence. Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Hon. Fayval Williams says the latest installation of Wi-Fi in the Corporate Area represents a significant step towards transforming Jamaica into a truly digital society. The Minister noted that the Government is providing the tools necessary to positively transform lives, so that persons will be able to create opportunities, connect, communicate and build networks.“As a Ministry, we are (also) committed to ensuring that Jamaica has the best information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure,” she indicated.Mrs. Williams pointed out that the commissioning of the public Wi-Fi, injects a fresh and new way that Emancipation Park opened 16 years ago, can be used.She encouraged users of the public Wi-Fi to be cyber safe and smart and not to use the technology to conduct banking transactions and other business.For his part, USF, Chief Executive Officer, Daniel Dawes said his agency will continue to roll out of Wi-Fi hotspots across the country, “at a rate of four per year”.He informed that public Wi-Fi will be installed in Sam Sharpe Square, Montego Bay, St. James in the first quarter of the 2019/ 20 financial year.Mr. Dawes also pointed out that his agency is in discussion with a number of internet providers to expand the national broadband network to enable greater connectivity among schools, post offices, libraries and police stations.The USF will also continue to finance the Tablet in Schools Programme and the E- Learning Jamaica Programme.Since its inception, the USF has assisted in the provision of internet access through more than 300 Community Access Points around the country.The entity has also assisted in the training of 700 young people under the Technology Advancement Programme (TAP), which resulted in their employment for nine months. “As a Ministry and certainly as a government, we understand the growing need for connectivity for our people and the need to become a digitally inclusive society where no one is left behind,” she said. center_img Mrs. Williams was speaking at Emancipation Park in New Kingston on March 22, where the seventh public Wi-Fi hotspot was officially commissioned into operation by the Universal Service Fund (USF). Story Highlightslast_img read more

TORMs Newbuildings to Feature Scrubbers

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy of Shaah Shahidh on Unsplash. Danish shipping company TORM is turning to scrubbers in an effort to prepare for the upcoming 2020 sulfur cap.Namely, the company said that it has “decided to install scrubbers on 14 of our vessels to prepare for the expected consequences of the IMO sulfur emission directive.”The vessels in question include all units currently on order and the three LR2 vessels that were delivered earlier in 2018. These vessels have a scrubber-prepared design and there are no changes to the delivery schedule.As of today, TORM’s scrubber program covers four LR2s, two LR1s and eight MRs.The company unveiled the plans as part of its second quarter 2018 financial report. EBITDA for the period was USD 29.4 million, compared to USD 35.7 million reported in the same quarter a year earlier. The loss before tax amounted to USD 8.6 million, against a loss of USD 1.5 million seen in the second quarter of 2017.“Despite healthy end-user consumption, the product tanker market remained under pressure in the second quarter of 2018. Nevertheless, I am pleased to see TORM outperformed commercially when comparing to relevant benchmarks and peers,” Jacob Meldgaard, Executive Director, said.“We have continued to take steps to further renew and optimize our fleet by taking delivery of one LR2 newbuilding in the second quarter and exercising newbuilding options for three MR vessels. In the second quarter of 2018, TORM achieved TCE rates of USD 12,944 per day, down from USD 13,841 per day reported a year earlier. In the second quarter of 2018, product tanker freight rates started out at levels close to the levels seen in the first quarter of 2018, but the rates started to slide towards the end of the quarter.As of 30 June 2018, 15% of the remaining total earning days in 2018 were covered at an average rate of USD 16,323 per day.last_img read more

St John Ambulance continuing therapy dog program in Fort St John

first_imgCORRECTION: Therapy Dog Program Facilitator Faye Anstey said that the program has been up and running for the past years. She added that currently, there is a team of eight volunteers and dogs.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The St. John Ambulance’s therapy dog program got a big boost earlier this summer.The St. John Ambulance launched its Therapy Dog Program, which is a volunteer organization led by Unit Facilitator Faye Anstey. To learn more about the St John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program, please email Faye Anstey at FortStJohnTDP@SJABCY.ca. There are currently eight certified handlers with the program, who bring their certified dogs on visits to local venues including Peace Villa Care Home, The Association for Community Living 4-plex, Abbeyfield House, Peace Lutheran Apartments, the Chetwynd Hospital, and a variety of other community events.A local resident being visited by a therapy dog. Supplied photoThe program’s handlers and dogs are evaluated after the dogs reach the age of 2, to test the temperament of the dog as well as the behaviour of the handler in a variety of situations.When visiting one of the locations, the team will spend 1 to 2 hours visiting residents or students, allowing the canines to offer companionship and stress relief.On June 2nd, the program got a big boost when Energetic Learning Campus students Brynn Shaw and Lexie Brown-John helped raise $1,000 through a Dog wash, where they scrubbed over 50 dogs clean. The school project was geared towards bringing awareness to the need of therapy dogs in our community.Anstey says that the program has proved very comforting for many of the people the dogs and their handlers visit, as the dog teams and visited all look forward to the weekly trips.last_img read more

TSX falls as energy stocks fail to get lift from highest crude

first_img“On the oil front we saw a larger than expected weekly drawdown in crude stockpiles so this is contributing to an already fairly tight crude market,” she added.The October natural gas contract was up 0.1 of a cent at US$2.83 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was up $8.70 to US$1,210.90 an ounce and the December copper contract was up 5.4 cents at US$2.68 a pound.(THE CANADIAN PRESS) TORONTO, O.N. – Canada’s main stock market resumed its downward trajectory Wednesday as energy stocks failed to get a lift even though crude oil prices hit nearly a nine-week high.There was a disconnect as the overall market didn’t benefit from higher commodity prices because of uncertainty over NAFTA negotiations, said Candice Bangsund, vice-president and portfolio manager for Fiera Capital.“We’re not there yet and I think the market is just expressing a little bit of caution there and just waiting for some sort of tangible news on the NAFTA front,” she said in an interview. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average gained 27.86 points to 25,998.92. The S&P 500 index was up 1.03 points to 2,888.92, while the Nasdaq composite was off 18.24 points to 7,954.23.The Canadian dollar was trading at an average of 76.84 cents US compared with an average of 76.22 cents US on Tuesday.The gain came as the October crude contract was up US$1.12 at US$70.37 per barrel, the highest level since July 13.The improvement was driven by the U.S. producer price index posting its first monthly decline in 18 months, a weaker U.S. greenback against several currencies and concern about the impact of Hurricane Florence that is set to hit the U.S. southeastern coast.center_img “That NAFTA overhang has really weighed on the index fairly generally and the hope is that we do get some sort of positive news on that front and likely could see a relief rally on Canadian stocks.”The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 45.23 points to 16,049.02, after hitting a low of 15,993.58 on 266.3 million shares traded. The decrease came a day after the market hit its first daily gain in September.Market heavyweights industrials, financials and energy all closed down.Gold, materials and base metals led on the positive because of a lower U.S. dollar and hope that a solution could be found in the U.S. trade dispute with China after a report said that the Americans were seeking new trade talks before even imposing new tariffs.“We find this to be fairly encouraging and I think the market is tentatively, cautiously optimistic so that’s why you’re not seeing a strong relief rally,” Bangsund said.Offsetting the hope was a down day in the United States for the market-heavy U.S. technology sector.last_img read more

Process of delisting from UNs AlQaida sanctions list progressing says official

14 July 2011The official charged with helping people and entities get off the list of those subject to United Nations measures against Al-Qaida reported today that two people – of the 13 that had petitioned her office so far – have been de-listed by the committee that monitors the sanctions. Kimberly Prost, the Ombudsperson for the Security Council committee managing the sanctions imposed in 1999 against Al-Qaida, the Taliban and those helping them, told a news briefing at the UN headquarters that four other petitions had also been submitted to the committee for consideration. The Security Council voted unanimously last month to split sanctions it has imposed on Al-Qaida and those against the Taliban, creating two lists of individuals and organizations so that they can be treated separately under efforts to fight terrorism. The move left more than 250 persons on the Al-Qaida list. Asked why only 13 had petitioned to be removed, Ms. Prost said that there may be many who do not know of the possibility of working with her office, and she was working on an outreach programme to correct the problem. Others, she said, might be “waiting and watching.”Ms. Prost said the resolution adopted by the Council to split the list had strengthened her office because it urged cooperation from all States with the Ombudsperson, allowed more liberal disclosures of identities and mandated the committee to provide a reason why they would reject a de-listing.It also provided for automatic de-listing if the committee did not act on the Ombudsperson’s recommendation within 60 days, unless a Member State objects directly to the Council.The Ombudsperson said her cooperation with Member States has been “very good.” read more

Brock plays host to international educators

Brock University is hosting the 25th Ontario Association of International Educators conference today through Friday.The theme of this year’s conference is connecting, sharing, learning, with programming that focuses on international student advising and support, exchange/mobility advising and support, ESL programming, international student services, and internationalization and institutional development.The conference’s goal is to advance international education in Ontario and provide the opportunity for educators to learn from each other.Organized by International Services and Programs Abroad, and ESL Services, and co-hosted by Niagara College, the conference has attracted more than 140 international educators to the Brock campus.This is the fourth time it has been held at the University. read more

Human Rights Task Force tables report prepares to gather feedback

After months of meetings and consultations across campus, the University’s Human Rights Task Force (HRTF) reached a major milestone this week as it issued an interim report that assesses the current landscape of protections for individuals and groups at Brock, and offers a vision on how the institution can move forward to evolve its culture and better advance human rights.The HRTF was established in the summer of 2016 by then-president Jack Lightstone, with a mandate to review all of Brock’s policies and procedures that impact human rights, and provide recommendations to the President to improve human rights policies, processes, services and supports. The task force is comprised of students, faculty, staff and members of the external community.Released today, the HRTF document — Pushing onward: Interim report of the Human Rights Task Force at Brock University — explains how the task force organized its approach to a complex assignment so that it could “provide recommendations regarding Brock’s human rights policies, processes, services and supports to carry us into our next decade of leadership.”One key step was to identify six overarching principles that helped guide the members to what eventually became 36 specific recommendations. The recommendations range from including diversity goals and metrics in University strategic planning documents, to providing time for staff to attend first responder training to create a safer environment for sexual violence survivors, to having dedicated staff to support racialized students on campus.HRTF chair Brad Clarke said the exercise has been thought-provoking, motivating and at times challenging for the task force members, but that everyone realizes the importance of their assignment.“We’ve had the opportunity to hear from many on campus,” said Clarke, who is also Brock’s Director of Student Life and Community Experience.“People have been very candid in sharing their experiences with human rights at Brock, both the successes and the struggles. It is our hope that these interim recommendations provide a platform to continue this important conversation with the campus community, and that they ultimately result in a campus that is more inclusive, welcoming, safe and supportive for all.”The next step is for the HRTF to collect campus-wide reactions and feedback to the interim report. A series of forums will be held, starting with senior administration on Feb. 6 and concluding on March 8 with undergrduate students. See the Consultation Plan for dates, times and location of all feedback sessions.Comments can also be sent by email or submitted anonymously through an accessible online form. read more

Une nouvelle technique pour rendre les objets invisibles

first_imgUne nouvelle technique pour rendre les objets invisiblesDes chercheurs américains sont parvenus à rendre un gros objet invisible sous tous les angles… mais seulement dans le domaine des micro-ondes. Ceci représente une nouvelle avancée pour concevoir un jour une vraie “cape d’invisibilité”. Si la cape d’invisibilité revêtue par Harry Potter en a fait rêver plus d’un, il faut tout de même reconnaitre qu’en l’état actuel des recherches, les scientifiques sont encore loin de réussir une telle prouesse. Toutefois, les travaux avancent de plus en plus. En effet, des scientifiques de l’université du Texas viennent tout juste de révéler qu’ils étaient parvenus à masquer un objet sous tous les angles, grâce à une technique appelée plasmonique. Seul difficulté : celle-ci ne fonctionne que dans le domaine des micro-ondes et non dans celui de la lumière que capte l’oeil (le “visible”).La plasmonique est une branche récente de l’optique qui s’appuie sur les propriétés des “plasmons”. Des ondes électroniques qui se propagent à la surface des métaux, un peu comme les vagues à la surface de la mer. Lorsque la lumière frappe un objet, elle rebondit de sa surface vers une autre direction : ce sont ces rayons lumineux déviés qui permettent à nos yeux de voir les objets. Mais les métamatériaux eux, diffusent la lumière de façon opposée à celle des matériaux ordinaires. Autrement dit, lorsque les ondes “diffusées par la cape et par l’objet interfèrent, elles s’annulent réciproquement et on aboutit à un effet de transparence, d’invisibilité, sous tous les angles d’observation”, explique Andrea Alu, co-auteur de l’étude publiée jeudi dans le New Journal of Physics. En utilisant cette technique, les chercheurs sont parvenus à masquer un tube cylindrique de 18 centimètres. Pour cela, ils l’ont placé dans une enveloppe de méta-matériaux plasmoniques avant de diriger le flux de micro-ondes vers le tube. Puis ils ont analysé la diffusion des ondes autour de l’objet. En testant plusieurs fréquences, ils ont alors constaté que l’objet devenait “invisible”. De manière optimale à une fréquence de 3,1 GigaHertz. En revanche, dans le visible, le tube pouvait toujours être vu. Une technique pour camoufler les objets face aux radarsÀ lire aussiUne expérience étonnante pour faire couler de l’eau en zig-zagComme le souligne les chercheurs, la “cape” plasmonique doit être ajustée à l’objet à dissimuler pour que les ondes diffusées par le tube soient annulées par celles qu’envoie le méta-matériau. Ainsi, ce nouveau concept de cape d’invisibilité pourrait être adapté à la lumière visible mais les objets masqués devraient être infiniment petits, de l’ordre du micron (un millième de millimètre). “L’effet dépend de la longueur d’onde de la lumière”, a précisé par téléphone le professeur Alu cité par l’AFP.Du coté des micro-ondes, la technique pourrait néanmoins avoir de nombreuses applications et notamment celle de camoufler des objets aux “yeux” des radars. Ceci pourrait par exemple servir aux militaires qui cherchent à rendre les avions de combat invisibles aux micro-ondes des radars. “Il n’est pas nécessaire de masquer tout un avion, mais certains points chauds, comme des parties de la queue d’un avion qui reflètent le plus l’énergie” provenant d’un radar micro-ondes, a encore commenté le chercheur.  Le 27 janvier 2012 à 10:13 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

ROH and New Japan going headtohead with NXT WWE introduces Performance Center

first_img Google+ WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events During the recent edition of Wrestleview Live #40, a discussion came up about Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling booking Madison Square Garden during WrestleMania 35 weekend. The event goes head-to-head with NXT TakeOver at the Barclays Center.You can check out the clip above.WWE introduces Performance Center recruitsWWE.com is featuring an article introducing new recruits to the Performance Center in Orlando, including independent wrestling standouts Keith Lee, Deonna Purrazzo (who pulled out of the ALL IN show recently) and Japanese wrestling star Io Shirai.From @RealKeithLee to @shirai_io, it’s time to meet the newest class of @WWEPerformCtr recruits! https://t.co/TO6b7XgOmx pic.twitter.com/2d4MynRf1Y— Performance Center (@WWEPerformCtr) July 17, 2018 Pinterest WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) NXT Highlights: Johnny Gargano addresses NXT future, Baszler vs. Ripley, Pete Dunne in actionlast_img read more

Cooking fire burns travel trailer in east Vancouver

first_imgNo one was hurt when a fire ripped through a travel trailer parked in east Vancouver late Saturday afternoon.Lead Deputy Vancouver Fire Marshal Chad Lawry said the lone occupant of the 27-foot trailer, parked at 3413 N.E. 138th Ave., in the Parkrose neighborhood, was preparing to cook a meal around 4:30 p.m. The trailer was being used as a temporary dwelling.The stove’s gas pilot had been off, Lawry said, and the occupant turned on all the burners and ignited the gas to cook.Lawry said that caused a flash of fire that ignited combustible material on the counter, and the fire quickly spread to the rest of the trailer.No one was hurt, Lawry said.The fire did about $32,000 in damage to the trailer and its contents. The trailer, he said, was purchased about three months ago.The Red Cross responded to assist the lone occupant.The Vancouver Fire Marshal’s Office reminded residents to keep combustible materials at least 18 inches away from cooking surfaces.last_img read more

Man woman killed as bus overturns

first_imgAt least two people were killed and nine others injured as a bus overturned near the DC (deputy commissioner) office in Madaripur district town on Tuesday morning.The deceased are Farhad Hossain, 38, of Housdi area of Madaripur Sadar and Sharifa Begum, 50.A Dhaka-bound bus of Sarbik Paribahan from Madaripur overturned in the area around 10:00am, leaving Farhad dead on the spot and injuring 10 more, said police.The injured were rushed to Madaripur sadar hospital where Sharifa Begum succumbed to her injuries.Madaripur additional police superintendant Sumon Kumar Dey confirmed the incident.last_img read more

Irish Ambassador Talks Trade Economic Partnership With Texas

first_img X 00:00 /03:44 Edel HowlinAnne Anderson has been Ireland’s ambassador to the United States since August 2013. Her main focus is on strengthening economic ties between the two countries.The future looks bleak for multi-national free trade agreements, like NAFTA and the TPP, following this presidential election.Even so, trade between individual countries will continue.Take Ireland. The United States is the Emerald Isle’s top export destination.Just last year, Ireland opened its first consulate in Texas. The goal is to strengthen its economic relationship with the Lone Star State, currently the sixth largest state exporter to Ireland.For this week’s Bauer Business Focus, Florian Martin spoke with the Irish ambassador to the United States, Anne Anderson. Listen Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more

Twitch Adds Animated GIFs From Giphy to Live Broadcasts

first_img Popular on Variety Twitch’s gaming streamers will now be able let their viewers pop animated GIFs into their live broadcasts, under a deal with Giphy.Terms of the pact are not being disclosed. The new Giphy extension on Twitch allows viewers to post GIFs to a section of the screen (as predetermined by the broadcaster).“With Giphy tapping into their extensive library of animated GIFs for their new extension, it adds a fun and compelling new element to the social video experience that is sure to resonate with the current meme generation,” said Amir Shevat, Twitch’s VP of developer experience.The ability to add an animated GIF to a Twitch live-stream may sound like a sort-of-fun but marginal feature. But Amazon-owned Twitch has built a huge community of broadcasters and video-game viewers based on the interactive nature of the service. Users can subscribe to individual channels (starting at $4.99 per month) to get perks like being able to send “emotes” in chats on their favorite game broadcasters’ channels. To access the GIFs, Twitch viewers click on the Giphy icon and enter a keyword into the message bar. According to Twitch, the GIFs available to post in live-streams are limited to a “PG rating and below,” excluding any content with violence, sexual references, or “lewd terms.”Twitch says it has an average of more than 15 million active daily viewers and over 2 million unique monthly broadcasters.Giphy serves more than 5 billion GIFs per day to more than 300 million daily active users. The New York-based company has raised $151 million from investors including Draper Fisher Jurvetson, IVP, Lightspeed Ventures, Lerer Hippeau, RRE Ventures and CAA Ventures.center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

The Best Screenwriting Programs for Writing a Slasher Movie

first_img Vintage Shelf: John Carpenter’s ‘In the Mouth of Madness’12 Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2019 Stay on target Halloween is almost here, and you know what that means. Teens are taking each other on dates to see horror movies where other teens get murdered. It’s so heartwarming. But before the gore and weirdly repressive 1980s politics hit the screen, every slasher movie starts as a script a real life person dreamt up and wrote down. Sounds like a good racket to get in on.Screenwriting is an art form made infinitely more convenient by technology. While writing countless scripts in film school, I frequently considered how prohibitively tedious the process would have been if I had to use a typewriter instead of a laptop and some screenwriting software. And you do need screenwriting software. Your scripts have to be formatted in a specific way to be taken seriously, and doing that formatting in non-specialized word processors like Microsoft Word or (heaven forbid) Notepad is annoying and prone to errors.So if you’re thinking of writing your own movie, here are some programs to get started. And to celebrate the season, I’m using Malware, my own awful 2010 slasher movie script, as an example.Final DraftFinal Draft is my personal program of choice, as well as the preferred program of many professional screenwriters. It’s ubiquitous enough that shows like Comedy Bang Bang joke about it. I’m most familiar with Final Draft 8, but Final Draft 10 is the latest version. At $299, Final Draft is the priciest program on this list. But its features make it a breeze to bang out your deadly ideas. You can easily convert scripts between different files types. Keyboard shortcuts let you quickly switch between dialogue and action and scene headings and other script essential that are tedious to write out by hand.On a more macro level, you can arrange scenes in different ways, like by character arc, to get a better view of your story. Track revisions, add watermarks, use the iPad companion app, and even listen to the program read your script back to you. It’s great!In this scene, George Walsh, our slasher and a child driven violently mad by a chip put in his brain, murders his mentor and stalks his next target. His family, including his well-meaning nerdy sister who put the chip in his brain, remains oblivious.CeltxCeltx is another tool I’m fairly comfortable with. It’s the program they made us use in film school. It’s easy to understand why. First off, it’s free, which is a big deal for poor college students studying film of all majors. But more importantly, the tool has the features you and your collaborators need to actually start shooting your script. Making movies is hard. It takes a lot of people and a lot of coordination. Celtx helps would-be studios figure out and delegate the tasks necessary for producing your film.The catch is those larger production features are only available with a subscription, starting at $8.25 per month. But if all you want to do is write, you can use the free iPad app, and it’s pretty good. It has the formatting options you want. It includes templates for writing stage plays and audio plays and comic books. You can mark up your script, sync changes across your Celtx account, and even import files into Final Draft. But if you want your movie to actually be a movie and not just words on a page, consider paying for Celtx’s upper-tier tools.In this scene, our victim, Ms. Naglionne, desperately tries to escape George. She’s in a hardware store, so it’s probably not going to end well.WriterDuetWriterDuet also gates features behind a paywall, but the free version is still quite robust. You can import scripts from other programs, easily write in standard formats, and track revisions. Also, as the name implies, the collaboration tools are excellent, which is good even for just a writing-specific programs. Lots of today’s best screenwriters are part of teams like Lord and Miller, Markus and McFeely, and pretty much any pair not named Orci and Kurtzman. However, the free version of WriterDuet is limited to a Web client. You have to be online to use it and there’s no mobile version.Paying anywhere from $8 per month to a one-time $199 payment gives you access to WriterDuet’s premium features. These range from expected perks like an offline desktop client and expanded backup options for your drafts to more creative tools like video tutorials and an “Intro to Screenwriting e-book.”In this scene, George confronts Ms. Naglionne and does the thing villains in slasher movies tend to do. (Any producers interested in reading more should hit me up!)There are other quality screenwriting programs you can check out. Fade In is another recent favorite. But none of these tools will do you wrong if you’re just getting started. So there you go, all the software you need to start killing people… in your movie scripts. Happy Halloween!last_img read more

Firefox 58 for Android enable Quantum CSS engine

first_imgFirefox 58 for Android: enable Quantum CSS engine by Martin Brinkmann on October 31, 2017 in Firefox – 19 commentsMozilla plans to release the first major bits of Project Quantum, the organizations new web engine in Firefox 57 Stable on the desktop.The new technology makes Firefox two times as fast as Firefox versions that were released in 2017 as well according to Mozilla.While we do know that Mozilla will launch Quantum parts in Firefox 57, we did not really know up until now when Quantum would become a part of the mobile version of the Firefox web browser for Android.Mozilla plans to launch Quantum in Firefox for Android with the release of Firefox 59 Stable for the mobile operating system. This does not mean however that Firefox for Android users cannot test the new functionality before that.Firefox 58 Nightly for Android supports the Quantum CSS engine already, and users may enable it for testing purposes.  Nightly is the cutting edge development version of Firefox, and it is available both for desktop operating systems but also on Android. Here is what you need to do to enable Quantum CSS in Firefox 58 for Android:Make sure you run Firefox 58 Nightly. You can check the version by loading about:firefox in the browser’s address bar.Open the about:config page in the browser.Use the search function to find layout.css.servo.enabled.Set the preference to true by tapping on it, and then on the toggle button that is displayed.Note: You can disable the engine at any time by repeating the steps outlined above, and setting the preference to false. This may be necessary for instance if you run into sites that don’t render properly under the new engine.Once you have set the preference to true, Quantum CSS is used as the style engine in Firefox for Android.Tip: you can follow the progress that Mozilla makes on Bugzilla@Mozilla.Closing WordsFirefox for Android users won’t see the boost that Firefox for desktop users will experience when Firefox 57 is released. They have to wait (at least) two releases before the new CSS engine is available in the stable version. A quick test using the most recent Nightly version resulted in a faster browsing experience and no issues whatsoever.Now You: How excited are you about Project Quantum finally landing in Firefox? (via Sören)SummaryArticle NameFirefox 58 for Android: enable Quantum CSS engineDescriptionMozilla plans to launch Quantum in Firefox for Android with the release of Firefox 59 Stable for the mobile operating system.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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Scientists worry about arms race in artificial intelligence

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Upbeat AstroBank opens its doors for business

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