Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo scrapped after allegations of plagiarism

 

Decision comes just days after organisers dismissed claims that logo designer Kenjiro Sano based it on one by Belgian designer

Source: Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo scrapped after allegations of plagiarism

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BOB- Box of Broadcasts

 

Here is a Youtube video on how students can log onto BOB.

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An end to email shame? Gmail’s ‘Undo Send’ comes to the masses

 

Popular feature that recalls email after sending will become standard part of Google’s webmail after years in beta mode

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Well Done U – How to enter – BBC Radio 5 live

 

How you can enter Well Done U – plus Terms & Conditions

THE CHALLENGE:

Create a short original film, no more than 2 minutes in duration, which meets the BBFC’s “U” classification.

Include a short written summary that sets out what you hope to achieve with your film.

Judges will consider:

  • your initial idea, as set out in your written summary;
  • creativity in all aspects of your film;
  • execution – how well your film achieves what you set out to do.

This really has to be a ‘Well Done U’. Your film can be any genre and any style.

You can also find film making hints, tips and advice from BBC Get Creative: click here for more.

The first round will be judged by the Kermode and Mayo production team. The team will view all the entries before creating a final shortlist. The final round of judging will be made by Mark Kermode, Simon Mayo and director Amma Asante, who will then name a top three and overall winner from this shortlist.

Your film must of course also comply with the BBFC’s ‘U’ classification. Full details of what a U certificate film is can be seen on the BBFC’s website (please note: this is an external website)*: http://www.bbfc.co.uk/what-classification/u.

Entrants must be aged 13 or over and resident in the UK. Entrants aged 17 or under will need permission from a parent or guardian to take part.

The competition is open to amateur filmmakers only, i.e.: a person who has not been previously credited or paid for their work in film, video or television production. The competition is open to individuals or groups of friends, but all participants must be amateur, including actors and musicians. Please see the Terms and Conditions below for full details.

The closing date will be Friday 28 August 2015 at 6pm

Source: Well Done U – How to enter – BBC Radio 5 live

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Tim Berners-Lee urges Britain to fight ‘snooper’s charter’

 

Inventor of world wide web also advised developing world to ‘just say no’ to Facebook’s Internet.org scheme

Source: Tim Berners-Lee urges Britain to fight ‘snooper’s charter’

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http://www.uh-sustainable.co.uk/UBIKE/UBIKE.php

What is UBIKE? UBike is a project based at the University, that enables all year round hire of bicycle. All bikes are ready to hire, and come complete with lights, lock, mudguards and rack. We have a range of bike sizes and they will be hired out on a first come first served basis.

UBIKE scheme

What are the benefits?

UBIKE will enable you to:

  • Save money on petrol and parking
  • Keep fit and build exercise into your daily routine
  • Beat traffic jams and take the frustration out of commuting
  • Cut congestion on the roads and reduce your carbon footprint
  • Arrive to work feeling refreshed
  • Save you costs on purchasing a brand new bike
  • Explore the local area
  • Save on maintenance costs
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Marauders Map: the app that stalks Facebook Messenger users | Technology | The Guardian

 

Privacy concerns over app that allows you to pinpoint location of anyone who is part of same messaging thread, and track them via time stamps

Source: Marauders Map: the app that stalks Facebook Messenger users | Technology | The Guardian

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“Hold the front page” Journalism and Publishing leap up the league tables

 

Journalism and Publishing in the School of Humanities at the University of Hertfordshire have moved up Guardian league table by 18 places.

Student feedback and results encouraged by Excellent teaching have pushed the UH up the Guardian rankings. Journalism and Publishing has moved from 39 to 21 in 2016. The Guardian’s league table places the student experience as one of the key factors in determining the ranking so this is a testament to student satisfaction with Journalism and Publishing

Guardian University Guide 2016: Find a course at a UK university #gdnuniguide2016

Source: University league tables 2016 | Education | The Guardian

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Exciting Updates to Flash Professional CC | | Peachpit

 

Experienced instructor and Flash Platform expert Joseph Labrecque presents an introduction to much of what is new in Flash Professional CC; namely, the introduction of native HTML5 Canvas.

Source: Exciting Updates to Flash Professional CC | | Peachpit

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How important is it for a company to have a great logo? – BBC News

 

From Nike’s “swoosh” symbol, to Starbucks’ mermaid, firms take great care of their logos, but how much do they really contribute to a company’s success?

Source: How important is it for a company to have a great logo? – BBC News

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