“Spirit Riding Free,” from DreamWorks Animation, is inspired by the 2002
Oscar-nominated film “Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron,” and follows
the journey of a wild mustang who cannot be tamed. The horse falls into
adventures with a courageous girl, Lucky. The series will premiere
exclusively on Netflix in 2017 in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, U.K.,
Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the Nordics, Benelux and France.
* New Zealand is extremely reluctant to admit any feelings for Australia. Even though they nearly got married (and at one point Arthur had ‘mistakenly’ listed New Zealand as part of Australia [as his wife maybe?]) They were going to become one Commonwealth, however at the last minute New Zealand simply backed out, even after it had already been decided.
* Australia, even though still stung by this rejection, continued to ask New Zealand to join him. Now that the want to become a republic had increased, he had offered again that they should become an independent Commonwealth (get married?)
* Their relationship is an odd one in the sense that Australia is open with his affection, while New Zealand is less so. They trade with each other, and share a strong bond due to their shared history of the ANZACs, the Second Maori War, and other such events.
* The tension arises from their need to call each other names including: “Sheep shagger”, “Ram rooter”, “Roo rooter”, and “Petrol sniffer”. And the competitiveness in the sporting field, specifically rugby.
* The relationship between them is something resembling a love-hate relationship. But even then they share a closeness that is unique and incomparable.
This extraordinary musical event returns to Australia in 2015, kicking off in Adelaide on Saturday January 24 before heading to Perth and Sydney and then on to Auckland.
Featuring a cast of over 145 musicians, actors and singers and presented by the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison, not to mention Daleks, Cybermen and a host of other Doctor Who monsters, Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular is a musical celebration of the iconic TV series which last year celebrated its 50th anniversary.
Following a rapturous response from sold out audiences across the East Coast of Australia and in New Zealand; this extraordinary concert includes special edited sequences of Peter Capaldi’s debut as the Twelfth Doctor, as well as fan favorites from recent series and classic nostalgic footage.
Composer, Murray Gold’s captivating music, will be performed by Australia’s finest musicians and singers including Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, West Australian Symphony Orchestra and The Metropolitan Orchestra, Sydney.
I don't know if it's been said anywhere, but do you know how easy it'll be for somebody to choose the 'X' on their driver's licence in Ontario? I mean, before, trans people had to have paperwork from either a physician or a surgeon to change it from M to F or F to M, so I'm wondering if they'll have something similar to that or if you'll just be able to pick now and haven't been able to find that info (it doesn't affect me personally but want to know for informational purposes).
In early 2017, driver’s licence holders will be given the option to display an ‘X’ on their card as their gender identifier if they do not exclusively identify as male or female.
An Ontario driver’s licence with an ’M’, 'F’ or 'X’ in the sex field will be valid and may be used as identification. There will be no other changes to the information on the driver’s licence card, and standard procedures for verifying the validity of Ontario driver’s licences will continue to apply.
The Ministry of Transportation is considering ways to reduce the risks and impacts that the holder of a gender-neutral licence may face. This includes working with law enforcement agencies and licence-issuing authorities across North America to raise awareness about the changes to the Ontario driver’s licence.
In addition, the Ministry of Transportation needs to make updates to its computer systems to allow it to begin issuing licences with an ’M’, 'F’ or 'X’.
Some other countries, including Australia, New Zealand and Nepal, use an 'X’ instead of an ’M’ or 'F’ on government records when gender is not specified. It is also a standard accepted by the International Civil Aviation Organization, which promotes consistency among travel documents.
When they are available, there will not be a fee to get a driver’s licence with an 'X’.
To sign up to receive an email alert when you can apply for a driver’s licence with the 'X’ gender identifier, go to Ontario.ca/MyID.