Ask Afpop Question: I’ve started seeing the letters TDVE on some vehicles – what does that mean? afpop answers: TDVE is the abbreviation for “Transporte individual e remunerado De passageiros em Veículos descaracterizados a partir de plataforma Eletrónica” (individual and paid passenger transport of vehicles demarcated from an electronic platform), which basically means that they are private carriers we are becoming familiar with, such as Uber, Cabify or Kapten (amongst others). To obtain a TVDE licence, a driver must have held a driving licence for more than three years and must complete a compulsory training course of at least 50 hours. After completing the course (which is valid for five years), drivers must apply to the Institute for Mobility and Transport (IMT) for a TDVE driver’s certificate. Their vehicles must also comply with some specific; for example, they must have national registration, have a maximum capacity of nine seats and be … [Read more...] about TDVE – what does it mean?
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As celebrities at the Met Gala capture its extravagant spirit, and the museum celebrates all things camp in fashion, Joobin Bekhrad goes in search of a definition. By Joobin Bekhrad 7 May 2019 When asked to describe what, exactly, ‘camp’ means, designer Dame Zandra Rhodes finds herself at a loss for words. “I think it’s an extremely difficult subject,” she says with a laugh. “It’s a minefield.” Rhodes is not alone. Since it entered the English language in the late 19th Century, the term has been subject to various interpretations, and there still doesn’t seem be a consensus.More like this:- Is men’s make-up going mainstream?- Is it the end for the men’s suit?- The dress that made the world gaspSusan Sontag’s 1964 essay Notes on Camp is the inspiration for the 2019 Metropolitan Museum of Art gala and accompanying exhibition. In it, the late writer and filmmaker wrote: “To snare a … [Read more...] about What does it mean to be ‘camp’?
THE Direwolves have played an important role in Game of Thrones ever since they were first adopted by the Stark children. And we saw the remaining loyal direwolf, Ghost, charging into battle against the Night King zombie army. Here's the full lowdown on whether he's still alive and what has happened to all the others... Did Ghost survive the battle of Winterfell? Yes - Ghost managed to stay alive after his brave fight against the White Walkers and their army of Wights. The striking direwolf was only shown a few times at the start of season eight, episode three and fans were left devastated when the last shot of him was as he charge into battle with Ser Jorah Mormont and the Dothraki horde. And seeing as all the humans he went in with perished, it seems safe to assume that Ghost might have as well. But thankfully the preview trailer for episode four features a "blink and you'll miss it" appearance from Ghost that confirms he made it through. What is a … [Read more...] about Game of Thrones: Which Stark direwolf fought in the Battle of Winterfell, how many are still alive and what does it mean if they die?
DIREWOLVES have played a big part in Game of Thrones since the show started when they were adopted by the Stark children. But a number of terrible events has seen their numbers dwindle as many have met a sad fate. Here's what you need to know about what their importance to the Stark family story. What is a direwolf? Direwolves are enormous, hugely powerful wolves in Game of Thrones based on the real life North American Dire Wolf - which is now an extinct species. In the show they are the sigil of House Stark and strongly associated with the north - though until the family found a litter in the first episode none had ever been seen south of The Wall. They are played on Game of Thrones by wolf-like dogs such as Siberian huskies. The producers then use CGI to make the dogs look much bigger - or sometimes they will not use dogs at all and will CGI the entire direwolf into the shot. Who are the Stark children's direwolves and what happened to them? The Stark children adopted a litter of … [Read more...] about What are the Stark’s direwolves’ names in Game Of Thrones, are any still alive and what does it mean if they die?
Who, what, why: What does it mean to be de-arrested? Who, What, Why The Magazine answers the questions behind the news 28 October 2014 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-29784497 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A jogger who bumped into David Cameron in Leeds … [Read more...] about What does it mean to be de-arrested?