Traffic Advisory Yarmouth County

first_imgYARMOUTH: Indian Sluice Bridge On Wednesday, Feb. 20, the Indian Sluice Bridge on Route 308 will be closed for repairs from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. If the work takes longer than expected, or is delayed by poor weather, the bridge will also be closed on Thursday, Feb. 21, during the same times. Drivers can call 511 or visit Nova Scotia’s 511 website for the latest information on provincial roads and bridges. -30-last_img

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Independent Review of Forest Practices Being Finalized

first_imgUniversity of King’s College president Bill Lahey has informed Natural Resources Minister Margaret Miller that although he will be completing his report on forest practices in the next few days, he is subjecting it to further review by advisors in international law and forestry economics before he finalizes his report for submission to the minister and public release. Prof. Lahey will finalize his report once he has this input. He will then submit it to the minister and make it available to the public. “This is a significant matter for our forest industry and I appreciate Professor Lahey’s considered judgment to subject his report to further review,” said Ms. Miller. The Independent Review of Forest Practices will provide recommendations to improve how Nova Scotia balances long-term environmental, social and economic interests in managing the province’s forests. For information and updates on the Independent Review of Forest Practices review, visit http://www.novascotia.ca/natr/forestry/Forest_Review .last_img read more

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Centres green panel nod to Telanganas Rs 2121cr dam project on Godavari

first_imgNew Delhi: The government’s green panel has given the environment clearance (EC) for constructing a dam across Godavari river in Jayashankar Bhupalapally district of Telangana at a cost of Rs 2,121 crore, according to sources. The proposed P V Narasimha Rao Kanthanapally Sujala Sravanthi Project (PVNRKSSP) involves construction of 23 metre high and 1,132 metre long barrage (dam) across Godavari river and will facilitate irrigation during rabi season benefitting three districts – Jayashankar Bhupalapally, Nalgonda and Khammam. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity! The central government-constituted green panel called Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) assesses the projects and makes recommendations, based on which the Union Environment Ministry grants the final EC. According to the sources, the Telangana government had in December 2018 submitted an application seeking EC for the PVNRKSSP. However, the EAC had deferred its decision for want of additional information. The state government submitted additional details and the EAC examined the proposal again last month and recommended giving environment clearance, they said. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killed The green panel has recommended the EC to the proposed project with some conditions, the sources added. The Telangana government had approved the project with an estimated cost of Rs 2,121 crore way back in February 2017. The project requires 674.18 hectare land, out of which 94 hectare is private land and 580.18 hectare is river bed area. As per the Godavari Water Disputes Tribunal order (GWDT), the total allocation of water in the Godavari river to the Telangana and Andhra Pradesh is 1,480 TMC. The net water availability at the proposed barrage site has been worked out to be 407.4 TMC, of which 180 TMC is allocated for Kaleshwaram Irrigation project (peddha), 4.5 TMC for Kaleshwaram LIS (tank filling) and 100 TMC for the proposed PVNRKSSP. The sources said that the purpose of the proposed barrage is to raise the water level in the river to feed the existing irrigation scheme and canals for irrigating the ayacut, which are not getting sufficient water, and also to meet the drinking water needs of the region.last_img read more

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BC budgets housing child care measures good for business premier

first_imgTuesday’s budget included $1 billion for child care over the next three years and a housing plan that expands a tax on foreign buyers, taxes real estate speculation and allocates $6 billion for affordable housing over the next decade.Education, healthcare, housing and child care are generally talked about as social issues, but they’re really economic issues, Horgan said.“If we’re not putting in place the social foundation for you to succeed then we’re failing the economy.”The premier said his government heard during pre-budget consultations that the business community wanted a balanced budget, which the New Democrats delivered. The budget forecasts a $219 million surplus for the 2018-19 fiscal year.But Horgan said a balanced budget is about more than just staying out of the red.“When we talk about balancing budgets we have to do more than just look at the ledger and the bottom line,” he said. “We have to make sure that we’re balancing the social needs in the community and I believe we’ve done a fairly effective job of doing that in thisbudget.” The board of trade gave the first full budget from Horgan’s government a C-plus in a news release. It applauded the province’s efforts to alleviate the housing crunch and expressed concerns about the impact of a new health care tax for businesses with payrolls higher than $500,000, which replaces medical services premiums paid by individuals.Horgan said he knows the business community has concerns about the new levy, but believes it is a “fair and safe way to reduce what was a regressive tax, a flat tax.”Asked about his government’s opposition to the expansion of Kinder Morgan Canada’s Trans Mountain pipeline, Horgan said the New Democrats promised during last spring’s election campaign to use every tool available to stop the project.The issue has stirred up a heated dispute between B.C., Alberta and the federal government in recent weeks. VANCOUVER, B.C. – British Columbia’s premier says his government’s focus on housing and child care in this week’s budget is good for the province’s businesses.John Horgan told the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade on Friday that the financial plan will help attract workers to the province and retain them.“If you can’t find schools, if you can’t find childcare, if you can’t find a doctor, you’re going to go somewhere else,” he said.center_img Horgan announced Thursday the province will ask the courts if it has the right to protect its environment by restricting diluted bitumen shipments. In the meantime, the province will not proceed with proposed regulatory restrictions on the increase of diluted bitumen transportation, which caused Alberta Premier Rachel Notley to lift a ban on B.C. wine.Horgan said he made the move because he believes in the rule of law.“I also did so because I want it to be abundantly clear that it’s not about Rachel Notley and John Horgan and Justin Trudeau, it’s about British Columbia’s right to stand up, whether they agree or disagree,” he said.But that doesn’t mean the government or others have changed their minds about the project, Horgan said.“We’re going to see some serious challenges in the weeks ahead. We would be deluded if we thought otherwise.”(THE CANADIAN PRESS)last_img read more

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Bank of Canada releases white paper on merits of creating digital currency

CALGARY — The Bank of Canada is considering the merits and risks of digital currencies as interest in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin reaches a fevered pitch.In a research paper released by the central bank Thursday, report authors Walter Engert and Ben Fung said there are merits to creating a central bank digital currency as society starts to move away from cash, and the bank’s potential to reap profits off issuing that cash could be threatened.The staff discussion paper, which doesn’t necessarily reflect the views of the bank, said a central bank digital currency (CBDC) could become a cheaper alternative to debit and credit cards and other forms of payment, making it easier for competition to emerge in the retail and large-value payment sectors.“With no transaction fees charged by the central bank, the benchmark CBDC would probably be less expensive for merchants than cash and credit cards.”‘Epic’ Bitcoin volatility intensifies as cryptocurrency continues downward plungeBitcoin’s wild ride: Cryptocurrency plunges 20% just hours after surging past $11,000The report, which discounted some of the other proposed benefits of a digital currency such as reduced criminal activity, said that given the complexity and uncertainty around the currency’s potential that central banks should proceed incrementally and cautiously.The findings echo a bank report in March that looked into the potential of using the decentralized blockchain technology that underpins the digital currencies in clearing financial transactions.The report said there are potential cost-savings and the system has already advanced from early days, but that the net benefits didn’t match those of the existing centralized system, and that the added complexity of the proposed system could lead to increased operational risk.But while financial institutions continue to strike a cautious note towards cryptocurrencies and the blockchain technology that underpins it, investors are piling in.The value of Bitcoin, the most well-known cryptocurrency, has surged from about US$1,000 per coin at the start of the year to more than US$11,000 per coin this week, while Ether has gone from under US$10 to over US$400.This year’s frenzy is in part because of the launch of the Ethereum platform in 2015 that allows companies to build applications based on the blockchain, said Alan Wunsche, chair of industry group Blockchain Canada.The platform, which uses Ether for transactions, made it easier to create and try new uses of the decentralized system. The system has led to lots of experimentation, including by banks, with some of those showing real potential last year and helping boost valuations this year, Wunsche said.“There are big visions and big plans for this technology to disrupt our existing financial systems and anything that is really financially oriented.”“In 2017 we’re seeing the broader belief now that those experiments that were taking place in 2016 are really going to be fruitful,” said Wunsche.The jump in interest has forced financial institutions and regulators take it serious and try and catch up, said Wunsche, who is also CEO of blockchain start-up TokenFunder.He said he worked with the Ontario Securities Commission for a year to launch in early November what he said was the only regulatory-compliant token issue in Canada, which blockchain start-ups are using as an alternative to venture capital to raise money.“The regulators understand that this is disruptive, and they’re looking at it.”Some start-ups have already made stumbles in the rush to get in on the rising valuations, with Toronto-based blockchain investor NextBlock Global suspending its IPO in early November after allegations that it made misleading statements in its marketing materials. read more

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Three suspects arrested over attack on Anamaduwa restaurant

Three suspects have been arrested over an attack on a restaurant in Anamaduwa.A gang had visited the restaurant at night and damaged property inside. The men were seen arriving on motorbikes with knives and poles to carry out the attack.The suspects were identified through CCTV images. (Colombo Gazette)

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UN official condemns violations of 2008 peace agreement for Central African Republic

“The United Nations will not tolerate that civilians be taken hostage by groups or individuals – perpetrators of human rights violations will be held personally accountable for their crimes,” the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and Head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in the CAR (BINUCA), Margaret Vogt, said in a news release issued by her office in the wake of an African Union (AU) meeting.On 6 December, the AU’s Peace and Security Council met on the situation in the CAR, at which they acknowledged “encouraging progress” made in the central African nation recently.CAR has a history of political instability and recurring armed conflict. State authority is weak in many parts of the country, which are largely controlled by rebel groups and criminal armed groups, according to the UN Department of Political Affairs (DPA). Coupled with ethnic tensions in the north, frequent armed incursions by rebel elements from neighbouring countries and the presence of members of the armed Ugandan group known as the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), have added to insecurity and instability in CAR, which also has 170,000 people displaced internally.Signed in June 2008, the so-called Libreville Comprehensive Peace Agreement helped bring an end to conflicts inside CAR, with BINUCA playing a key role in encouraging the signing of the pact between the Government and three main rebel groups, as well as the holding in December that same year of the Inclusive Political Dialogue between the Government, rebel groups, the political opposition, civil society and other relevant stakeholders. Amongst other things, the Dialogue called for the creation of a government of national unity; the creation of a national human rights commission; and the launch of a programme for the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) of former combatants. In the face of persistent challenges to peace – including recurring flare-ups of violence in the eastern part of the country and the slow pace in the implementation of the DDR programme – BINUCA is currently focused on encouraging implementation of the various agreements and commitments. According to the news release, Ms. Vogt took particular note of the AU body’s communiqué following the meeting, in which it “warns all those bent on undermining the process of consolidating peace, security and stability in CAR, and stresses that they will be held accountable.”The communiqué also requested “the (African Union’s) Commission to submit to it recommendations on sanctions against political and military groups and other elements that are hindering efforts to restore security and are involved in abuses against the civilian population and other violations of international humanitarian law.”BINUCA noted that Ms. Vogt reaffirmed the commitment of the United Nations, especially that of the Security Council, to the implementation of peace agreements, in particular the 2008 peace deal which remains the legal basis for discussion. “She urges the signatories to opt for the resolution of disputes by peaceful means,” BINUCA added in the news release. “The United Nations continues to monitor the situation in the CAR, and reaffirms its commitment to work closely with national and international partners of the CAR for the consolidation of peace in the country.” read more

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Machine shop employee shares the fruits of ethical farming

Ryan and Amanda Thiessen show off some of their vegetables at Brock.From Monday to Friday, Ryan Thiessen is a machinist in Brock’s Technical Services Machine Shop. But every week, he serves another role on campus – vegetable delivery man.Thiessen and his wife Amanda, who graduated from Brock with a degree in History in 2008, own Creek Shore Farms near Jordan, where they produce food safely, organically and ethically in an era dominated by factory farms. They also donate about 15 per cent of their produce to Community Care of St. Catharines and Thorold. For this, the couple recently received a $10,000 Small Business Big Impact Challenge award from Scotiabank.The farm operates on a co-op model, which means its members pay an annual fee for a regular supply of food. Each week, the Thiessens park their pick up truck in the corner of Zone 1 to deliver vegetables to their 17 clients at Brock.Lisa Wilson, assistant at Brock’s Science Stores, is a loyal customer.“It’s nice to know where your food comes from,” she said. “It’s an overall healthier option to shopping in a grocery store where you don’t always know how fresh the items are.”With Thiessen’s produce, she said, “you can definitely tell a difference in the flavour.”The Thiessens produce a variety of chemical-free vegetables. They have tomatoes, and carrots, and potatoes. “Basically, if it’s a vegetable, we grow it,” he said.They also raise animals, including geese, ducks and lambs, as well as produce eggs. At their farm, though, the animals eat grass and have space to roam.“We hand weed everything,” he said. “We know every animal. There’s one chicken that roams the yard and doesn’t go with the other chickens. It’s effectively turned into a pet.”There are currently 37 shareholders. The cost of a share ($575, although half shares are also available) gets the shareholder nearly a bushel of vegetables per week. This year, they are also offering a winter program.The origins of Thiessen’s 10-acre farm date back to 2009, when they did a youth gardening project in Vineland through their church. Last year, they started a farm of their own.As for the Community Care aspect, “we believe everybody deserves to eat good quality fresh local produce,” he said. They saw some of the other produce donations to the organization, and “to be honest, it’s stuff I’d feed the chickens.”Farming, he said, is a little like working in the machine shop. At one job, he’s producing fresh local food. At the other, he is building innovative solutions for faculty and staff on campus.“When you have a small farm, you’re always repairing things or inventing stuff,” he said. “So there are some similarities.” read more

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Softball Ohio State heads to Knoxville to begin NCAA tournament

OSU senior Lena Springer (26) pitches during the game against Rutgers on April 1 at Buckeye Field. Credit: Emily Hetterscheidt | For The LanternIt’s hard to believe Minnesota shut out Ohio State’s softball team 6-0 in the Big Ten Championship on Saturday when you hear the Buckeye players speak.“I just think we’re kind of firing on all cylinders right now,” senior pitcher Shelby Hursh said. “The pitching’s doing well. Hitting is back around. Our defense, we were amazing last weekend.”“I just think, when all that comes together, we’re so good and I don’t think you can ignore that.”The team was happy with the result — OSU’s first appearance in the Big Ten tournament championship game in 10 years — but believes there is more to be accomplished.“We have a lot of unfinished business to handle and we’re not going to just bow down,” sophomore infielder Lilli Piper said.The Buckeyes (36-16) will look to back up their words when they head south to take on South Carolina-Upstate (41-11)  in Tennessee at 4:30 p.m. on Friday.OSU earned an at-large bid into the NCAA tournament and was placed into the Knoxville Regional as the No. 2 seed with USC-Upstate, Longwood and No. 8 Tennessee. Last year, OSU also competed in the Knoxville Regional, but was knocked out after falling to Arizona (2-0) and Tennessee (10-1).If the Buckeyes beat USC-Upstate, they will face the winner of Friday’s Tennessee-Longwood matchup. But if they lose, they will face the loser of Tennessee-Longwood and would have to win their next four games to avoid elimination. “Just knowing that coming out as strong as possible so people then know that we mean business and we’re there. Coming out and playing strong the very first game, knowing that no one’s going to stop us,” Piper said.Unlike OSU, who throwsfour pitchers, only two players have thrown more than 20 innings in the circle for the Spartans all season — seniors Lexi Shubert and Holly McKinnon.McKinnon is 24-7 with a 1.36 ERA, having pitched 196 innings with 207 strikeouts. Shubert has a 19-4 record with a 1.43 ERA in 156.1 innings. Despite the duo’s success, Piper is certain her team will be able to get on base and accumulate runs.“I think just being relaxed, knowing that our offense is going to be better than their pitching and that’s what, in our head, is important to us,” Piper said. “That there’s no one that they’re going to put that we’re not going to go right through them.Piper, a unanimous first-team All-Big Ten selection, leads the team in batting average (.424), home runs (17), RBIs (51), runs (46), slugging percentage (.785) and on-base percentage (.420). Seven OSU starters maintain a batting average higher than .270.Upstate batters don’t struggle to reach base either as eight players have batting averages higher than .285. The Spartans have proven dangerous once they get on base as five of their players have stolen at least 10 bases. Sophomore shortstop Ashley Gilstrap leads the team with a .343 average and has converted 32 steals on 34 attempts.OSU coach Kelly Kovach Schoenly said Hursh will likely be the starting pitcher against Upstate on Friday. She feels confident in Hursh and her other pitchers because they’re facing fresh competition.“I think it’s an advantage to our pitchers that these hitters haven’t seen them again and again,” she said. “I mean, Michigan State saw us for the fourth time in like three weeks (in the Big Ten tournament). I think it will help our pitchers have a better mindset because they know that these hitters haven’t seen them.”Hursh holds a 15-5 record with a 2.33 ERA. She leads the team with 129 innings pitched, 115 strikeouts and five shutouts. Kovach Schoenly signs extensionOn Wednesday, OSU announced Kovach Schoenly would remain the Buckeyes’ coach through the 2020 season as her contract was extended four years.The softball coach came to OSU after spending six seasons at the helm of Miami (Ohio). Since she took over in Columbus in 2013, the Buckeyes hold a 163-105-1 record and the team has made the NCAA tournament twice. OSU’s 35 wins this season are the team’s most since 2010.“The program is in a good place as athletes have excelled in the classroom, on the field with back to back NCAA bids and in the community with increased fan support,” said T.J. Shelton, associate athletics director for sports administration in a press release. “This is a clear sign that it’s heading in an upward trajectory.”Kovach Schoenly’s 163 wins at OSU are the most by any softball coach in their first five years at the school in program history. read more

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How Bad Was the Cabrera Deal

The big news coming out of baseball Thursday night was that Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera had been re-signed to a 10-year, $292 million contract extension, the most expensive deal in the history of the sport. On the surface, the pact seems like lunacy on the part of the team’s general manager, Dave Dombrowski.Cabrera has been the best hitter in baseball over the past nine years. Over the last four seasons, he won two American League Most Valuable Player Awards and three AL batting titles. But his gaudy offensive statistics overstate his value: He is a below-average fielder and baserunner. More important, Cabrera will turn 31 in April, meaning the Tigers will be paying him through age 40. Players are typically in decline by the time they hit their early 30s.Baseball Prospectus’ PECOTA projection system expects Cabrera to generate about 35 more wins above replacement over the remainder of the contract (after rescaling BP’s value metric to the lower replacement level used more commonly by Baseball-Reference and Fangraphs). If the market rate for a single WAR was $6.5 million in 2014 (I split difference between this estimate and this estimate), and we add 5 percent in annual inflation to the cost of a win, Cabrera’s next 10 years will be worth about $275 million. By this rough math, the Tigers appear to have overpaid by something like $15 million to $20 million.It’s also worth noting that Detroit already had Cabrera locked up through 2015 under his existing contract. The $234 million it’s paying him beyond that season will deliver just $204 million in value, according to PECOTA.However, Dombrowski probably isn’t worried about the high likelihood that Cabrera will be overpaid (and vastly so) throughout the back half of this contract. Instead, he presumably put a premium on locking up the remaining prime seasons of one of the best hitters in baseball history. The Tigers were two wins away from a World Series berth last season with one of the AL’s oldest lineups, so the case can be made that the Tigers are discounting the long-term burdens of Cabrera’s huge contract in exchange for elite performance in the short-to-intermediate term.Indeed, before we lump this deal in with other onerous contracts, such as the ones handed to Alex Rodriguez and Albert Pujols, I’d like to look into modeling those deals against the players’ expected WAR. But for now, it appears the Tigers paid a huge premium for the tail end of Cabrera’s prime, banking on him remaining an MVP-caliber player into his mid-30s. read more

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Mens basketball Darius Bazley decommits from Ohio State

A day following redshirt junior center Trevor Thompson signing with an agent and redshirt junior guard Kam Williams deciding to test the NBA draft, Ohio State men’s basketball’s No. 1 2018 recruit, four-star small forward Darius Bazley, decommitted from the Buckeyes and reopened his recruitment Wednesday.He said in a statement on Twitter that OSU is still one of the schools he is considering.Bazley, a 6-foot-7 forward from Cincinnati, had been committed to OSU since August 2016 as one of three members of the 2018 class. Bazley is rated as the No. 1 player in Ohio, No. 15 at his position nationally and No. 53 overall by 247Sports.Four-star shooting guard Dane Goodwin from Upper Arlington, Ohio, and three-star forward Justin Ahrens from Versailles, Ohio, are the remaining commits for OSU in the class of 2018. read more

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271st anniversary of Handels Messiah marked in Dublin

first_imgDUBLIN’S CULTURAL QUARTER celebrated the 271st anniversary of the first performance of Handel’s Messiah earlier today, which was first performed on Dublin’s Fishamble Street.Our Lady’s Choral Society (OLCS) performed ‘Messiah on the Street’ in the Old City area of Temple Bar, ahead of tomorrow’s free celebration concert in The Church of Adam & Eve, Merchant’s Quay.Starting at 6.30pm, the OLCS will perform the free concert in aid of the Merchant’s Quay Project and Focus Ireland.(Pictured are members of Our Lady’s Choral Society performing ‘Messiah on the Street’. Image: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)Speaking at today’s event, Lord Mayor of Dublin Naoise Ó Muirí said that the streets of the old city in Temple Bar provided “the perfect setting for this annual historic day of fun for all the family.”“Handel definitely picked the best city in the world to premier his most famous piece and it’s great to see the on-going appreciation for this beautiful musical work,” he said.(Roan Smyth, aged 4, from Dun Laoghaire pictured as members of Our Lady’s Choral Society performed ‘Messiah on the Street’. Image: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)Read: 14 moments to remind you how amazing movie soundtracks used to be >last_img read more

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Kinectimals apprivoise lApple Store

first_imgKinectimals apprivoise l’Apple StoreLa simulation animalière Kinectimals, disponible sur la Xbox 360 de Microsoft et jouable avec l’accessoire Kinect, débarque maintenant sur iOs.Il est loin le temps où vous cachiez votre Tamagotchi dans votre poche, que vous sortiez discrètement pendant le cours pour lui donner sa nourriture. Troquez votre trio de pixels contre un petit et ravissant fauve apprivoisé, haut en couleurs, que vous pourrez caresser sur votre iPhone ou votre iPad. Le jeu de Microsoft permet au joueur de communiquer avec différentes espèces de félins, de leur apprendre des tours et de participer à plusieurs activités ludiques. Evidemment ici, pas de kinect et donc pas d’interactions gestuelles ou visuelles. Il reste cependant un titre accrocheur multijeux, approprié pour petits et grands.L’application est vendue ici (lien non disponible), pour 2,99 dollars et sur l’App store à 2,39 euros.Le 18 décembre 2011 à 09:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Listing schedule for the WWE Network for November 6 2014

first_img Brie Bella Announces She Is Quitting Wrestling WWE Watch Along to stream live on social media during Clash of Champions PPV Brie Bella Pinterest Videos Articles WWE kicks off their semiannual week and a half long European Tour today Now Playing Up Next Nikki Bella WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Down Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WWE Network live-stream schedule for 11/6/14:9:00 am ET – Slam City: 11/6/14. All 26 episodes of WWE Slam City, an animated series featuring The Finisher who fires the WWE Superstars and sends them to find day jobs.10:00 am ET – Edge Christian SmackDown Special: 10/6/14. Edge and Christian’s 15th Anniversary SmackDown Show That Totally Reeks of Awesomeness…Enough Said.11:00 am ET – WWE Beyond The Ring: 7/13/14. The Very Best of Nitro showcases the groundbreaking Cruiserweight Division, celebrities and the introduction of the Nitro Girls!12:00 pm ET – Total Divas: 8/18/13. Brie makes Nikki insecure about her weight; Ariane considers getting breast implants, and Nattie wants more romance from her Fiance, TJ.1:00 pm ET – Journey to WM 30: Daniel Bryan: 4/7/14. Exclusive all-access pass following WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan behind the scenes before, during, and after his WrestleMania journey.2:00 pm ET – WCW Monday Nitro: 3/24/96. ‘Nature Boy’ Ric Flair faces one of his toughest tests to date when he faces The Giant in the main event. Sting and many more are featured.3:00 pm ET – Legends House: 6/5/14. The Legends prepare for a roast of Roddy Piper. The group gets together for dinner, but lingering tensions threaten to disrupt the occasion.4:00 pm ET – WWE NXT: 11/6/14. The future is here. Witness the entertainers, the leading men and women, the Superstars of tomorrow – this is NXT!5:00 pm ET – WWE Superstars: 11/6/14. WWE Superstars features the best of the best in matches you’ll have to see to believe. You never know what to expect – so expect everything!6:00 pm ET – WWE Beyond The Ring: 12/1/09. A look at Jeff Hardy’s ascension as a singles Superstar with a backstage look at ‘The Enigmatic One’.7:00 pm ET – Legends House: 5/29/14. The WWE Legends play a game of ‘How well do you know your roommates?’ Then the group receives a visit from Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels.8:00 pm ET – Legends House: 6/5/14. The Legends prepare for a roast of Roddy Piper. The group gets together for dinner, but lingering tensions threaten to disrupt the occasion.9:00 pm ET – WWE NXT: 11/6/14. The future is here. Witness the entertainers, the leading men and women, the Superstars of tomorrow – this is NXT!10:00 pm ET – WWE Superstars: 11/6/14. WWE Superstars features the best of the best in matches you’ll have to see to believe. You never know what to expect – so expect everything!11:00 pm ET – Legends House: 6/5/14. The Legends prepare for a roast of Roddy Piper. The group gets together for dinner, but lingering tensions threaten to disrupt the occasion.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClip’Total Bellas’ Season 4 Will Not Feature John CenaVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articles Ronda Rousey Says Bella Twins Are A ‘Bunch of Untrustworthy B–s’center_img WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Impact reportedly returning to New York City for TV tapings this November Now Playing Up Next Google+ ‘Total Bellas’ Season 4 Will Not Feature John Cena Facebook Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next John Cena Nikki Bella Fires Back At Ronda Rousey Videos Articleslast_img read more

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720 Wednesday TV Previews 2 Bayley vs Nia Jax on NXT Week

first_imgFacebook WhatsApp Captain Marvel: WWEs Nia Jax Challenges Brie Larson To A Match Twitter Jose vs. Samson on NXT, Lethal vs. Briscoe on ROH tonight Videos Articles Nia Jax and Dean Ambrose Match Reportedly Cancelled Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Nia Jax Conquers 19 Others at WWE Evolution 1/25 Wednesday TV Previews: What’s airing on WWE NXT, ROH on Comet and Total Divas tonight Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Pinterest Google+ 1/18 Wednesday TV Previews: What will be airing on WWE NXT, ROH and Total Divas tonight (January 18) Captain Marvel Star Brie Larson Wants A WWE Match Now Playing Up Next WWE’s Nia Jax Hopes Her Body Positivity Will Inspire Others Nia Jax The following is set for tonight’s 7/20 WWE NXT on the WWE Network:* NXT Champion Samoa Joe vs. Rhyno* Bayley vs. Nia Jax* American Alpha vs. The Authors of PainThe following is set for tonight’s 7/20 WWE Cruiserweight Classic on the WWE Network:* Tajiri vs. Damian Slater* TJ Perkins vs. Da Mack* Lince Dorado vs. Mustafa Ali* Akira Tozawa vs. Kenneth JohnsonCheck back later tonight for recaps of NXT and the Cruiserweight Classic on Wrestleview.com.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipNia Jax Conquers 19 Others at WWE EvolutionVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:32/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:29 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

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205 Live Highlights Cedric Alexander vs Tony Nese headlines Buddy Murphy in

first_img Google+ Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Facebookcenter_img Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE posted these 205 Live highlights from last night’s episode on the WWE Network. Video: Watch the live WWE Clash of Champions Kickoff Show from Charlotte tonightlast_img read more

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Amtrak crash in South Carolina leaves 2 dead over 100 hurt

first_imgCAYCE, S.C. — An Amtrak passenger train hurtling through the early morning darkness Sunday slammed into a freight train parked along a siding in South Carolina, killing two Amtrak crew members and injuring more than 110 people, authorities said.It was the third deadly wreck involving Amtrak in less than two months.The Silver Star was en route from New York to Miami with nearly 150 people aboard around 2:45 a.m. when it struck a CSX train loaded with automobiles at an estimated 59 mph, Gov. Henry McMaster said. The crash happened near a switchyard about 10 miles (16 kilometers) south of Columbia where autos are loaded and unloaded from railcars.“The CSX was on the track it was supposed to be on,” while the question for investigators is how the Amtrak train ended up on the side track, McMaster said.Amtrak President Richard Anderson appeared to point the finger at CSX, saying the signal system run by the freight railroad at that spot was down at the time, and CSX dispatchers were manually routing trains.The only way the Amtrak train could have gotten onto the siding was for a switch to have been thrown, Anderson said.CSX issued a statement expressing condolences but said nothing about the cause of the accident.The National Transportation Safety Board sent investigators to the scene.The force of the crash dislodged a seat and knocked it onto passenger Tronia Dorsey’s legs, said her son, Andre Neblett, who spoke with her. The 43-year-old woman, who escaped with minor scratches and bruises, described a terrifying scene inside the dark compartment, with people screaming and babies wailing, he said.last_img read more

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Stagnito Media Has a New Name

first_img“While media is essential to our business, our industry-leading brands have been able to take advantage of our extensive pool of strategic resources to provide clients with business solutions that include much more,” Harry Stagnito, President and CEO, says in a release.More on this topic Stagnito Media Expands Research Services with Carbonview Acquisition Stagnito Business Information, Edgell Communications Merged, Sold to PE Firm Stagnito Media Acquires Tesoro Business Media Stagnito Buys Canadian Brands From Fulcrum Media Stagnito Media Buys Three Titles in Private Label Retail Market Stagnito Buys Nielsen’s Food MagazinesJust In TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move Four More Execs Depart SourceMedia in Latest Restructuring BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Media | News & Notes This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV Networks Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQ The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the MovePowered by Stagnito Media is now Stagnito Business Information. The company announced the new name on March 18, and points to its changing profile as motivation. Stagnito has been busy since Topspin LBO acquired it in Jan. 2012. At that time, the grocery and retail publisher was growing at a 26 percent year-over-year pace. Also, last year it branched out by acquiring Tesoro Business Media and Carbonview, a research company that focuses on packaged goods.The company says it wants to better reflect its holistic offerings, which includes print and digital media, research, data services and live events. It’s also complementing the new name with a tagline that reads “Integrated Retail Intelligence.” Right now the portfolio is skewed heavily towards media, but the tagline suggests data and research will be a big area of interest moving forward.Evidence of that is the previously mentioned acquisition of Carbonview last fall. last_img read more

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Installing Linux Mint 181 Serena MATE Edition 64bit

first_imgInstalling Linux Mint 18.1 Serena MATE Edition 64bit by Mike Turcotte-McCusker on February 16, 2017 in Linux – Last Update: January 04, 2018 – 62 commentsThere are many popular distributions of GNU/Linux to choose from, but it’s generally recognized among the GNU/Linux world that there are a few major players that people tend to gravitate towards more often than others.The most common known are primarily Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSuse, Debian, and Linux Mint. There are vast numbers of other distros that range in simplicity and user-friendliness from the it-works-out-of-the-box-like-Ubuntu: Manjaro, which is based on Arch Linux, to Arch Linux itself which is built entirely from the command line, to Gentoo which takes building your own system to an even further level than Arch.However, today we are going to be focusing on Linux Mint version 18.1 which is code-named ‘Serena’, and my personal Desktop Environment flavour of choice ‘MATE’ which is a fork of the old Gnome2 code base that anyone who used Ubuntu a decade ago was likely familiar with.Firstly, why Linux Mint? I love Mint, it’s not my favourite distro out of all that I have used, but it definitely is one of the most complete in terms of a working system out of the box with as little configuration needed as possible.There is also the fact that because it’s based on Ubuntu is uses the same repositories as Ubuntu, which gives it a huge wealth of available software and package for users to download and install; a huge leap in simplicity for users who don’t wish to get into using things such as Git or building from source.Mint is a great option for users who want to migrate away from Windows or Mac, have a fully working system with office software, music and video players, simple graphics and other hardware proprietary driver installation and more.Linux Mint installation tutorialIn this tutorial we will cover how to do a base Linux Mint install using the entire hard drive without setting up dual boot by removing windows entirely, as well as how to install any proprietary drivers if you would prefer them over the open source drivers as well as update all packages to the latest versions available in the default repositories so that we have a fully functional and ready to use system.The things we are going to need for this tutorial are:A blank USB Flash Drive of at least 4gb (Larger if you plan to use the USB Drive for running the Linux Mint live USB for more than just installing, in that case go to 8+GB)Any computer running Windows 7, 8.1, or 10A Hard Drive of at LEAST 20GB in size that you plan to use entirely for Linux MintAn active internet connectionOne hour of timeThe first thing you’re going to want to do is head over to http://LinuxMint.org and hover over ‘Download’ and then select ‘Linux Mint 18.1’ which will take you to the download page, from there select ‘64-bit’ from the MATE downloads listed, if your system is 64bit (Most are. If you’re running a machine that is Pentium 4 or newer, you are likely 64bit, so if you didn’t have to blow the dust off your machine first and check for cobwebs, select 64bit)From there you will be taken to a page of various download locations. You are going to want to select a mirror that resembles a close location to where you are, such as by country.I personally do not live in the USA but I find that the Kernel.org link always is nice and fast for me, faster than my local mirrors; so I tend to choose that one. The download will be the same regardless, so just pick whichever one makes your heart content.Once you have your ISO file downloaded, you will need to make either a bootable DVD or a LiveUSB of the Linux Mint ISO. My personal recommendation is to make a LiveUSB as it will function considerably faster than a DVD, as well as many laptops today do not have CD/DVD drives.To do this we will be using another piece of software called ‘Rufus’. There are many different tools out there similar to Rufus however I have personally had less issues and find Rufus to be the fastest.You can download Rufus from https://rufus.akeo.ie/ and then scroll down until you find ‘Rufus 2.12 Portable’. We have no need to install Rufus to the hard drive at this time, so the portable version will do us just fine.Once you have Rufus and the Linux Mint ISO downloaded, you’ll want to pop open Rufus.Upon opening Rufus it can look a little overwhelming with various options to select, however most of these actually are quite fine as their defaults. The only ones we are going to want to select are as follows:DEVICE – Make sure that your USB stick is selected herePartition scheme and target system type – MBR is usually fine, unless you have a hard disk that is over 2TB in size, or you specifically intend to use UEFI. If you have absolutely no idea what this means, stick with the default ‘MBR’ partition scheme for BIOS or UEFI’File System – Leave as FAT32Cluster Size – Leave as DefaultNew volume label – Lets name it ‘Linux Mint LiveUSB’Leave all other options as per defaults and let’s click the small disc icon, navigate to where your Linux Mint ISO is, and select it.Click Start – A warning will pop up notifying you that what you are about to do will erase everything on the USB Drive. This is normal and expected, your flash drive should be blank anyway (if it’s not, BACK UP YOUR STUFF OR IT WILL BE LOST FOREVER). Click Okay, and let Rufus do it’s thing.Once Rufus has finished, the next step is to boot off your USB Drive and into the Linux Mint live environment; but what IS a live environment?Linux Mint Live EnvironmentA Live environment or LiveUSB/LiveCD is a really neat feature that allows you to ‘try before you buy’ GNU/Linux. You can boot off the device (USB in our case) you have put your flavour of GNU/Linux onto, click around, install software, surf the web, and generally use as normal; without actually touching your computers Hard Drive.The entire system will run off the USB stick, and when you reboot back to your main Hard Drive, your primary system is still there untouched, unless you chose to install the GNU/Linux system, as we will be doing.In order to boot from your USB stick you are going to need to select the USB stick in your BIOS as your primary boot device. This part is the only part that you will need to figure out a little bit on your own, as without going through the steps of listing EVERY different BIOS in existence and the steps necessary; this tutorial can’t really guide you on how to do this. However, some basic pointers are:Mash the DEL key on your keyboard upon doing a reboot of your machine, the second the power goes on. Typically this is the key that will take you into your systems BIOS. The key is listed usually during boot, it may also be F1 or another key.You’ll want to navigate using the arrow keys of your keyboard through the BIOS, until you find something like ‘Boot Order’ or ‘Boot Devices’You’ll then want to use the legend typically at the bottom of your screen, and adjust the boot order until your USB drive is the FIRST device in the list, or is the ‘Primary Device’ etc.Once done, exit the BIOS (There is always a page somewhere that has the option to ‘save and exit’ the BIOS)The Machine will reboot, hopefully into Linux Mint!Assuming all was done successfully, you should see a screen like this:Just let the countdown do its own thing (or if you already hit a button, select “Start Linux Mint”) and you should in a short time, be taken to the Linux Mint MATE default desktop screen.Now, feel free to click around until you get bored or you satisfy your curiosity, and then double click the “Install Linux Mint” desktop icon.Next, make sure your language of choice is selected on the left side of the window that will pop up, and then select Continue.The following screen is going to have a checkbox that says “Install third party software for graphics and Wi-Fi hardware,Flash,MP3 and other media,” you have two choices here: Select the box and have things installed for you automatically, or don’t. Most people are going to select this box, however there are some people who switch to GNU/Linux in order to avoid proprietary software altogether, and they may not wish to have closed-source software or plugins/codecs installed onto their machine; if this sounds like you, leave it unchecked, regardless when you have made your decision you’ll want to click Continue.The following screen for the purpose of this tutorial will be very easy to navigate. You’re going to get multiple options available to you, such as Erasing the entire disk and installing Linux Mint, Installing Linux Mint alongside your current system (Like dual-booting Windows and Linux Mint together), Encrypting Linux Mint, Using LVM or doing your own partition setup.For this tutorial let’s select “Erase disk and install Linux Mint,” and then click “Install Now”.Attention: This removes any data on the hard drive. Make sure you have backed up any data that you don’t want to lose before you make that choice.A window is then going to pop up, letting you know what the installer is about to do, such as erasing your old partitions, resizing them, making new ones for Linux Mint, so on and so forth. Unless you have specific needs for partition sizes, the default settings will be fine for the purposes of this tutorial. However, PLEASE BE AWARE: THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO MAKE SURE ANYTHING FROM YOUR WINDOWS MACHINE IS BACKED UP. IF YOU WANT TO SAVE ANYTHING, DO NOT CLICK ‘Continue’, DOING SO WILL ERASE EVERYTHING YOU HAD.That being said, if you are all backed up and ready to go…..click Continue.From here your system will now install Linux Mint. But the setup is not entirely done yet, we still have a few things to do while the system installs. The first screen you are going to see is going to ask you to select your location and timezone. You can click the map, or select your location from the drop-down boxes.Then you will get a screen asking you to select your language and keyboard layout. Unless you use a different language or layout than most, leaving this as default is best.Following that will be a screen asking you for some details:Your Name (John, Bob, Carol, Chris, etc)Your Computer name (John’s Laptop, MachineODoom, etc)Your username (Coolguy123, RagingDeathKill, etc)Your password (DO NOT FORGET THIS, and YES, YOU NEED IT!)Whether you want to Log in Automatically or whether a password is required (You STILL need a password even if you select automatic login!)Whether you want to encrypt your home folderGNU/Linux has a very different filesystem structure than Windows does. There is no C:/ Drive, there is no “Program Files” Folder etc, 99 percent of what you do, and save, will be kept in your ‘Home Folder.’So, if you wish to keep your home folder protected from outsiders who may wish to access it, check this box. I highly recommend everyone encrypts their home folder, even if you didn’t select to encrypt your entire Linux Mint installation earlier in the tutorial. You will not notice this encryption happening, there is no noticeable performance hit, and it means that should your machine ever fall into the wrong hands, without your password, nobody can access your home folder. Even if they remove the hard drive, place it into another machine and attempt to access it; they will be unable. What reason is there NOT to encrypt?Once all of that is done, click Continue.Now you are going to be presented with a nice shiny slideshow showcasing some of the basic features of Linux Mint. Feel free to sit back and enjoy the show, go get a coffee/beer, and let the installation finish.Once finished, you will be presented with a box asking if you wish to continue testing or reboot. Let’s get out of the LiveUSB and boot into our new Linux Mint System!Once your machine has reboot you should be welcomed with a shiny new login screen (If you selected requiring password during the install), click your username, enter your password, then press enter to log in and reach your desktop.Upon reaching your desktop you will have a box pop up with the Linux Mint MATE welcome screen. On here will be various buttons for things like New Features, Documentation, Forums, Drivers, and Donations, as well as an option for you to uncheck/check a box to show the welcome screen on startup. Let’s leave that box checked for now and select “Drivers”.The first thing you are going to notice is that a box is going to pop up asking you for your password. This is normal, a security feature of GNU/Linux. Those of you familiar with Mac OS X will be familiar with this way of doing things as well; or those of you running Windows who did not disable UAC.Anytime you do anything on a system level, requiring elevated privileges, you will be asked for your password; in order to help prevent hackers or bugs from doing anything that shouldn’t be done. Enter your password, and the Driver Manager will pop up.UpdatesNow, depending on your hardware you may be given some options here. Things like GPU drivers, CPU microcode firmware and such may all be potential options, or you may simply have no options pop up. You will need to make an executive decision about what to install or not install. If you are a gamer and wish to play games requiring heavy 3D acceleration using an NVIDIA GPU for an example, using the open source driver that is installed by default may not be enough, so you’ll want to select the NVIDIA Driver listed as an option.I myself on the machine installed, only had the option of installing proprietary firmware for my Intel CPU. I’ve attached a photo to show you what that looks like. Select the driver(s) you wish to use, then select Apply Changes, and enter your password if requested.Once that is done, it may tell you depending on your choices that a system reboot is necessary. Hold off on that for the time being, as we are going to update our system as a whole first, and then we will do a reboot anyways.After you have done everything involving drivers, it’s time to update our system, as even though we are running the latest version of Linux Mint, packages are updated sometimes multiple times a day, and it’s always good to keep our system running the latest software. In the bottom right corner of your screen beside your clock, will be an icon of a shield with a blue circle and the letter ‘i’ inside of it. If you click on that, a window will pop up asking you to set an update policy.The average user is going to either want to select the first or the second option; option three should only be selected by users who are comfortable and experienced with Linux.Read the details given about each option, and make your choice of either option one or two; I personally recommend option two, as you still are only given updates that will not impact critical parts of the system and potentially break something if a conflict happens with another package, but you will also get security and kernel updates as well which are crucial to anyone using their machine on the internet.The only real reason I can see using the first option is if you have no intention of ever installing new software, visiting websites on the internet beyond your email or extremely basic web searches, or the machine is only ever going to be used for super simplistic tasks. Your grandmother might want to choose option one, but otherwise; go with option two, and then select ‘OK’At this point the Update Manager is going to pop up, and show you updates that are available. Simply click “Install Updates”, enter your password, and the Update Manager will handle the rest for you. Once that is done the first time, it’s going to show you more updates. The reason for this, is the software updated itself first, and once the Update Manager itself was updated, then it can show you the latest packages your system needs. Again, click ‘Install Updates’ and let the system do its thing.Once that is finished, let’s reboot the system. Click the ‘Menu’ button in the bottom left corner of your screen, select ‘Quit’ and then ‘Restart’ to restart the system. Assuming that everything goes as it should your system should reboot normally, take you back to the login screen if you have one, and then bring you back to the desktop again.Installing SoftwareThe last part of this tutorial is getting some programs! On your welcome screen (because you kept it as showing up, right?) select “Apps”, enter your password, and then you will be taken to the ‘Software Manager’. This is where you will get the vast majority of programs you ever use, until you start dealing with outside repositories, installing software via terminal etc.For now, let’s install something simple; Banshee, a music player. We already have one installed called Rhythmbox, but I prefer Banshee. We could simply search for Banshee within the Software Manager, but let’s explore a little and find it. Looking at the main screen you will see a variety of categories, let’s select ‘Sound and Video’, which will then show us a big list of software.Once inside the Sound and Video category, scroll down until you find Banshee and double click it. This will take you to a page with screenshots and information about the program. Simply click ‘Install’ and the program will automatically take care of downloading and installing Banshee for you. Once that is done, click your Menu in the bottom corner, then click ‘All Applications’ in the top right corner, navigate with your mouse to ‘Sound and Video’ and you will find our brand new shiny Banshee listed. Installing a vast array of software is literally that simple. Explore the various software that is already installed, and if you can’t find a type of software that you’d like to have, browse the Software Manager and install something for it!That’s it for the basic installation of Linux Mint 18.1 MATE. There is a lot more that can be done that will be covered in more tutorials in the future, but this should be enough to get you started into the wonderful world of GNU/Linux.More information can be found at the following sites, for installing software, drivers, and other things we touched on during this tutorial! Another thing to keep in mind, is that because Linux Mint 18.1 is based off Ubuntu 16.04, if you ever run into trouble and can’t find answers on the Linux Mint website, do a web search for your problem with the keywords Ubuntu 16.04, and the fix for it if one exists, should be fully compatible with your Linux Mint system!https://www.linuxmint.com/documentation/user-guide/MATE/english_17.3.pdfhttp://forums.linuxmint.com/https://www.linuxmint.com/documentation.phpEnjoy your new Linux Mint system!SummaryArticle NameInstalling Linux Mint 18.1 Serena MATE Edition 64bit, using entire hard disc from a Windows SystemDescriptionThe tutorial walks you through the steps of installing Linux Mint on the entire hard drive of a computer running Microsoft Windows.Author Mike TurcottePublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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Microsoft confirms Epson Printer bug caused by November 2017 updates

first_imgMicrosoft confirms Epson Printer bug caused by November 2017 updates by Martin Brinkmann on November 17, 2017 in Windows – Last Update: November 22, 2017 – 22 commentsMicrosoft confirmed today that November 2017 updates for the Windows operating system affect the printing functionality of some Epson printer models.Print jobs are terminated with the error message “Win32 error code returned by the print processor: 2147500037” on affected devices.The issue seemed to affect Epson dot matrix printers, and users reported issues with printer models such as Epson LX-310, Epson FX890, and Epson LQ690.Update: Microsoft has released the Windows Update KB4055038 that fixes the issue.Microsoft confirmed the issue affecting Epson printers in an addendum added to the know issues section of update support pages. The KB4048955  update page for Windows 10 Version 1709 for instance lists it as a new issue:After installing this update, some Epson SIDM and Dot Matrix printers cannot print on x86 and x64-based systems.Microsoft confirmed the issue but has yet to release a fix for it. The company notes however that the issue is not caused by printer drivers, and that it cannot be corrected by installing different printer drivers for the Epson printers.Microsoft and Epson have determined the cause of the issue and are working on a solution. This problem is not related to the printer driver, so installing current or older print drivers will not resolve the issue.Microsoft will provide an update in an upcoming release.Günter Born published workarounds on his blog that help Windows users and administrators fix the issue on affected machines.Here are the solutions:Option 1: Uninstall the updateThe following updates cause the issue. Please note that these may have patched security issues on Windows machines.KB4048955 for Windows 10 Version 1709KB4048954 for Windows 10 Version 1703KB4048953 for Windows 10 Version 1607KB4048958 for Windows 8.1KB4048960 for Windows 7 SP1KB4048957 for Windows Server 2012 R2You may uninstall updates by running the command wusa /uninstall /kb:xxx /quiet /warnrestart using an elevated command prompt.Updates can also be removed using the Control Panel (Programs and Features > View installed updates), or the update history on Windows 10 devices.Option 2: Install the default Microsoft printer driverGünter Born notes that installing the Microsoft printer driver may resolve the issue even though Microsoft states that it is not an issue caused by the printer driver.He suggests the following to find the right Microsoft printer driver for the Epson printer model:Open the Microsoft Update Catalog website.Search for the printer mode, e.g. Epson FX 890.Download the printer driver, provided that one is provided for the operating system of the affected machine.Install the driver and see if it resolves the issue. If it does not, uninstall the driver again.SummaryArticle NameMicrosoft confirms Epson Printer bug caused by November 2017 updatesDescriptionMicrosoft confirmed today that November 2017 updates for the Windows operating system affect the printing functionality of some Epson printer models.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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