Rumor Dept.: Warner Using Online Pass with Mortal Kombat Reboot

According to a Joystiq report, Warner Bros. may be considering the use of an online pass for Mortal Kombat. In other words, purchasers of a used copy will need to fork over $10 to fight and maim online, while new users will be inconvenienced through the need for a code. Never mind that Xbox Live players already dish out $60 a year for that privilege…

The rumor comes just a few days after DLC fighters were announced, this despite nearly a month between that announcement and the release. Apparently there wasn’t enough room on the disc, or maybe they’re simply trying to soak gamers for added cash. Whatever the case, this has all soured the release after the demo, which in actuality was fantastic.

Alexander announces plans to end ‘clutter’ of career guidance service

The Herald January 11, 2001 | Elizabeth Buie; Education correspondent plans to set up a national body to take control of Scotland’s careers guidance service will be announced today by Wendy Alexander, the minister for enterprise and lifelong learning.

It is understood the service will play a strategic role and will be part of the Scottish Enterprise network, offering a potentially significant growth in the network’s power-base.

The move would mark a radical departure from the current provision of 17 separate companies which operate locally and have no national umbrella body. web site dish network careers

Careers services are designed to cater for young people still in school or about to leave school but the new service will be for people of all ages, reflecting the government’s policies and aims for lifelong learning and raising the skills base in Scotland.

It is understood the local careers service organisations will operate in parallel with the local enterprise companies and be under the umbrella of Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise, although the proposals will be subject to an eight-week consultation exercise.

The arrangement would mean staff currently employed by the Glasgow and the joint North and South Lanarkshire services would have to be transferred from their current employers – Glasgow City Council and North and South Lanarkshire councils – to the enterprise network.

Careers services in other parts of Scotland are run as private companies in partnership with local authorities and local enterprise companies.

The minister’s proposals are understood to reflect the recommendations made in the Duffner report and will attract a major increase in resources.

The committee, chaired by Mrs Barbara Duffner, and set up under Henry McLeish, Ms Alexander’s predecessor, is understood to have recommended that a new body, Careers Scotland, be established to set standards and to be a national voice for careers guidance. this web site dish network careers

The committee was not asked to examine what structure of organisation should be set up and Ms Alexander’s department has spent the last few months examining that area.

The reorganised service would take in organisations currently catering for different sectors of the market, such as adult careers guidance, education business partnerships, and also more vulnerable members of society with disabilities whose needs were addressed in the Beattie report.

Ms Alexander is understood to be keen to clear up the “organisational clutter” of the current provision and to have pinpointed the services provided in two areas in particular – Grampian and Renfrewshire – as examples of good practice.

Today’s announcement is understood to be the first of three major events in the lifelong learning and training sector, the others being the formal launch of the Scottish University for Industry and the publication of the review of Scottish Enterprise.

Elizabeth Buie; Education correspondent