In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of January 26, 2018

first_imgIn Case We Missed ItWhat did we miss? Attach your ideas to a Le Creuset Mickey Mouse 90th Birthday Celebration Cast-Iron Round Oven and send it to blog@touringplans.com with the words “In Case You Missed It” in the subject line. Share This!Have you had a crazy week this week too? The good news is that for me, my weekend is ending with a trip to the Disney Store in Times Square for the first time ever! What?! I’m super excited! So let me know what I shouldn’t miss!There were a lot of interesting articles this week including a new travel warning for somewhere Disney Cruise Line travels, a couple of remakes that I can’t believe are in the works, and more.In Case You Missed It – Disney and Universal Orlando News and Rumors Some interesting details came out this week about the upcoming gondola system. What do you find most interesting?Want to see the latest birds eye views of both Toy Story Land and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios? Take a look at the progress!An article this week suggested that Disney has actually become a lifestyle brand, which is why pricing can keep increasing and we’ll just keep paying it. What do you think about that concept? Oh my goodness! This is ADORABLE!!!! Watch what happens as this service dog meets his favorite dog.This week, it was announced that Disney will join the list of companies who will be giving their employees a $1000 bonus to 125,000 employees, as well as new education funding.The Walt Disney Company has once again placed on Fortune’s list of “World’s Most Admired Companies,” ranking No. 1 in the entertainment industry and No. 6 overall for 2018.We lost another great this week. Chef Paul Bocuse, who helped bring to life Chefs de France and Monsieur Paul at Epcot’s France Pavilion passed away at the age of 91.This place just fascinates me because it’s somewhere I’ll never likely get to visit, but it’s really where the food magic within Disney happens.A new warning has been issued for those who may be traveling to Jamaica. Those visiting the island are urged to excercise extreme caution.It’s not often you see a Disney park with snow, but it happened in Tokyo Disneyland. Isn’t it beautiful!The Walt Disney Company did pretty well with this year’s Oscar nominations. What do you think were they snubbed for though?This just got interesting. Redbox is pushing back against Disney’s attempt to stop it from renting multi-packs of movies individually.Twitch has partnered with Disney Digital Network for content. This is certainly an interesting development.Three ChEARS for Minnie Mouse! She got her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this week. And I think I speak for all of us when I say it’s about time!Quack, Quack, Quack….a television series based off the Mighty Ducks (yep…the movie from the 90s) may be in the works. Do you think this is a good idea?Speaking of remakes, The Sword and the Stone remake may have its director. Wondering where they are planning for this one to go.Universal announced their earnings for the fourth quarter and once again, the theme parks division saw large gains.last_img read more

Flying high with Brand SA

first_imgSeventy-five competitors and officials from 15 countries around the world battled it out for global domination at the recent 20th Precision Flying World Championships held in Brits, North West province.last_img

Trojans fans are comfortable but will that be the case Saturday

As we all know, one of college football’s most anticipated games is upon us. The Buckeyes will face the Trojans in the ‘Shoe this weekend, to try and gain some revenge after their defeat in Southern California last year. We all know what Ohio State fans are talking about, revenge, home field advantage, freshman quarterback, new defense, etc. But what about those USC fans? What are they talking about? Roy Manukyan is a junior at the University of Southern California studying accounting. He has grown up in the Los Angeles area and has always been a USC fan. A year ago, Roy was predicting big things out of running back Joe McKnight, and predicting a close USC win over Ohio State. But after last year’s performance, what are students at USC thinking and feeling about this weekend’s big show? “USC students are confident and excited,” Manukyan said. “Because of the result of the last game, there seems to be a lower level of excitement than a year ago. There is no question, however, that this game is much more meaningful to the future of the USC Trojans.” However, Maukyan was a little more hesitant to admit personal belief in an easy USC victory. “We are expecting a victory, though my personal opinion is that it is going to be much more difficult than most students anticipate,” he said. Coach Jim Tressel is highly regarded around Ohio State, but lately, some have been questioning his decision-making. Tressel does not have a great record in non-conference games on the national stage. But, nonetheless, you can find t-shirts that read “In Tressel we Trust,” or posters boasting Tressel’s impressive record against Michigan. Coach Pete Carroll is arguably one of the most impressive and successful coaches in college football, and that idea is not lost on USC students. “The general mantra around campus is ‘In Carroll We Trust,’” Manukyan said. That is what Manukyan, along with other USC students and fans tell themselves when they consider that USC is playing their first true freshman at starting quarterback in 11 years since Carson Palmer took the reins in five starts in 1998.Matt Barkley, who played and started his first college football game in USC’s season opener against San Jose State, is the first true freshman to ever start in a USC season opener. Barkely was 15-of-19 for 233 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions in the Trojan’s 56-3 victory over San Jose State. “Most people were holding their breath when Barkley took the field against San Jose State, and after Barkley got over his first quarter jitters he really proved himself to the USC fans,” Manukyan said. “If he can maintain his solid first game performance and keep his veins icy I think he should do just fine.” But, despite his confidence in the young quarterback, Manukyan said that most fans are expecting Carroll to play conservatively against Ohio State, with a lot of runs, screen plays and short passes. “I don’t think Pete is going to let Barkley throw bombs downfield,” Manukyan said. “At least not early in the game.” As for the young and inexperienced Trojan defense, Manukyan said that USC fans believe the core is much more solid than the nation is giving them credit for. “USC has traditionally had problems with scrambling quarterbacks, and I think Jim is going to let Pryor be Pryor,” Manukyan said. “But, one thing that Jim is not going to do is let Pryor throw the ball anywhere within twenty feet of Taylor Mays.” It shouldn’t come as a surprise that USC fans are confident in their team and coach. But with a freshman quarterback and a defense that is missing eight of last season’s starters, everything is up in the air heading into this weekend’s battle. Luckily for the Buckeyes, the likes of Manukyan will be in the minority on Saturday as around 100,000 Buckeye fans will fill Ohio Stadium, ready to cheer their team to victory. read more

Germany receives Manuel Neuer as he plans for World Cup games

first_imgThe Bayern Munich star goalkeeper strives to overcome a fractured foot he suffered last September so he would be able to lead his nation to Russia in few weeks.Manuel Neuer stepped up his comeback from injury with Germany by playing an impressive 30 minutes in a test match after eight-month lay-off for Germany U20s.While Neuer was away, Joachim Low took Barcelona shot-stopper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, leaving him with a tough predicament. Although Bernd Leno and Kevin Trapp are the other options in Die Mannschaft’s provisional squad, one of those two set will be cut on Monday on FIFA’s deadline for final squads.The 32-year-old was only beaten by Thomas Muller from the penalty spot and a strike from Julian Draxler in the test match.RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, Robert LewadowskiMatch Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).Germany’s assistant coach Thomas Schneider hailed Neuer’s impressive saves saying via The Sun:“He faced some shots on goal and made a few very good saves.“It is another step in the right direction.”last_img read more

410 Eid congregations in capital

first_imgA total of 410 congregations of holy Eid-ul-Fitr would be held in the capital this year.Of those, 230 congregations will be held in Dhaka South City Corporation (BSCC) and 180 in Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) areas.Around 228 Eid congregations will be held in 57 wards under DSCC while 180 in 36 wards under DNCC.The main Eid congregation will be held at Jatiya Eidgah Maidan, adjacent to the High Court, this year like every year.Senior pesh Imam Hafez Maulana Muhammad Mizanur Rahman of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque will conduct the Eid Jamaat at National Eidgah.Separate arrangements would be made for women at the National Eidgah as around five thousand female devotees may join the congregation. Besides, mobile toilets, medical teams and places of ablution will be arranged.The venue of the main congregation will be shifted to Baitul Mukarram national mosque at 9:00am in case of inclement weather.A total of five Eid congregations will be held at Baitul Mukarram national mosque this year.The 1st congregation will be held at 7:00am, 2nd at 8:00am, 3rd at 9:00am, 4th at 10:00am and the 5th, the last, at 10:45am, said a press release of Islamic Foundation.Eid Jamaat would be organised at North Plaza of Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban at 8am. Whips of the National Parliament, cabinet members, parliamentarians, officials and staff would take part in the jamaat.DNCC public relations officer Uttam Kumar Roy earlier said that the congregations will take place at the corporation’s own grounds, open fields, school or madrasha playgrounds or other familiar places.Stringent security measures will be taken around the National Eidgah as president Abdul Hamid, cabinet members, judges and diplomats will join the prayers there.Several congregations would be held on Dhaka University (DU) campus, including two at DU Central Mosque Masjidul Jamia at 8am and 9am.A congregation would be organised at 8am at Salimullah Muslim Hall ground adjacent to the main gate while another would be held at Shahidullah Hall lawn at the same time.Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) would organize a congregation at 8 am at its central mosque.Two congregations would be held at Gulshan Central Mosque and Eidgah ground at 8.00am and 9.30am respectively.Two congregations would be organised at Dhalpur Narikel Bagan mosque at 8am and 9am.City Corporation’s councilors have started preparations at their own initiatives in this regard. Places of congregations have been selected in such a manner so that devotees can join prayers at their nearest distances.last_img read more

Lawyers house looted in Natore

first_img-A gang of robbers looted gold, cash and mobile phone sets from a house of a lawyer in the district town early Sunday.Barrister Shihab-ul-Arefin Tutul said a group of five robbers, wearing masks, stormed into his house around 2:00am.Later, the bandits looted 10 bhories of gold ornaments, Tk two lakh and other valuables including mobile phone sets, keeping the house inmates hostage at gunpoint and fled the scene.On information, police visited the house in the morning.last_img

Malaysias Rohingya aid ship departs for Myanmar

first_imgMalaysian ship Nautical Aliya, carrying aid for Rohingya, prepares to set sail for Myanmar, in Port Klang. ReutersA Malaysian ship carrying food, clothes and medical supplies departed for Myanmar on Friday which prime minster Najib Razak said would be used to ease the suffering of the Muslim Rohingya.A fourth-month military crackdown on Rohingya in the western state of Rakhine has galvanised the Muslim world, particularly Malaysia, and Najib has previously accused Myanmar’s leaders of permitting “genocide”.”We hear their sufferings and pain… those who have been raped, murdered and burned alive,” Najib said at Port Klang, west of the capital Kuala Lumpur.Around 700 people gathered to witness the departure of Nautical Aliya which was carrying about 2,200 tonnes of rice, medical aid, clothes and other essentials, as well as 238 activists and medical personnel.It will travel to Yangon where authorities have agreed to take some of the supplies and distribute them to Rohingya living in Rakhine, said Wan Nordin, one of the coordinators onboard the ship.The rest of the shipment, which has been sponsored by a coalition of aid groups based mainly in Malaysia, will be taken to Teknaf port in Bangladesh to support Rohingya refugees there, Wan said.The bloody crackdown on Rohingya, which the United Nations said Friday had likely killed hundreds of people, has tarnished the image of the government of Aung San Suu Kyi, which took power in March.Since October Myanmar’s army has carried out “clearance operations” in the north of Rakhine to root out insurgents accused of deadly raids on police border posts.At least 66,000 Rohingya have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh, alleging rape, murder and torture at the hands of security forces.Suu Kyi’s government has said the allegations are invented and has resisted mounting international pressure to protect the minority.Myanmar has long faced criticism over its treatment of the Rohingya who are considered by many in the Buddhist-majority country to be illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.last_img read more

Man shot dead over alleged business rivalry in New Town

first_imgKolkata: A promoter at Patharghata in New Town was shot dead by some miscreants on Sunday night. It is suspected that the crime was committed over some business rivalry.According to the locals, the victim, Chanchal Mondal was a speculator of land in New Town. He also used to measure land and prepare maps of those lands. Recently, he started promoting business. On Saturday, two persons came to Chanchal’s home at Mondalpara, Patharghata in New Town. They claimed to be coming from Rejinagar in Murshidabad and asked Chanchal to prepare a map of a land. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThey provided the documents needed for the work and gave Rs 500 as advance. One of them gave a mobile number and claimed himself to be Rafikul Shaikh and left. On Sunday afternoon, Chanchal’s brother Debabrata, alias Debu, called Shaikh on that number and told the work was complete. They can take the map after paying the rest of the amount which was due — Rs 500. Shaikh told Debu that they would come around 7 pm. Debu informed his brother that Shaikh along with two persons would come to their home around 7:30 pm. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedWhen Debu handed over the map they asked where Chanchal was. As he was not there at that moment, Debu called his elder brother and asked him to come home. Within a few minutes Chanchal came and Debu went outside. Chanchal asked them to move inside and sit but they refused. All of a sudden one of the persons, who came with Shaikh, took out a firearm and fired three shots aiming Chanchal. Three of the bullets hit Chanchal’s stomach, chest and face. Debu claimed on hearing the gun shots he ran toward his home and found that the miscreants were about to flee. He obstructed one of them and a scuffle occurred. To free himself from Debu, the miscreant fired two rounds of bullets but missed. Later, he thrashed Debu on his head using the fire arm and fled. Locals claimed two bikes were parked outside that were used by the miscreants to flee. Chanchal was rushed to a hospital near Haldirams where the doctors declared him brought dead. However, police have not confirmed the claims. According to the police, after preliminary investigation it was found that two persons entered the house and one was waiting outside with a bike. Debu’s version was found to be self-contradictory. Sources informed that the sleuths are trying to figure the motive behind the murder. It is suspected that Chanchal was murdered over some business rivalry. It is also assumed that the someone or some persons hired contract killers to murder Chandan. On Monday, the forensic team and the sleuths from the Detective Department visited the spot and collected samples. “Probe is on. Nothing could be said as the investigation is at an early stage. It is suspected that the murder was committed over some business rivalry,” said Amit P Javalgi, Deputy Commissioner (headquarters) of Bidhannagar Police.last_img read more