SRCC Children’s Hospital launches ‘Raksha OPD’

first_img Raksha OPD services include consultation for ailments related to heart, bones, joints, muscles, ENT, cancer, nerves, brain, spine and kidneySRCC Children’s Hospital, managed by Narayana Health, has started offering a consultation known as “Raksha OPD” for children and adolescents up to 18 years of age. Raksha OPDs will be held between 9:00 am and 11:00 am on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Raksha OPD services include consultation for ailments related to heart, bones, joints, muscles, ENT, cancer, nerves, brain, spine and kidney.Dr Purna Kurkure, Medical Director, SRCC Children’s Hospital, said, “In India, significant number of healthcare expenses are out-of-pocket and each year millions of people are faced with the challenge of inadequate finances to fund their child’s healthcare cost. With the growing need for improving accessibility to quality OPDs’, we believe that ‘Raksha OPD’ will help increase accessibility to paediatric specialists at an affordable cost.”The facility can be availed by calling 186 0208 0208, as pre-registration is mandatory. Share Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 News SRCC Children’s Hospital launches ‘Raksha OPD’ Related Postscenter_img The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Read Article By salil sule on August 21, 2017 MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care applast_img read more

Beres Hammond & Tasha Cobbs for DLP campaign launch

first_img Share EntertainmentLocalNewsPolitics Beres Hammond & Tasha Cobbs for DLP campaign launch by: – November 6, 2014 Tweet (Photo credit: www.reggaemovement.com)The Dominica Labour Party (DLP) will officially launch its 2014 election campaign this weekend with a ‘grand political double header’ featuring two internationally known artistes.On Wednesday, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, who is also the DLP leader, announced that Monday, 8th December, 2014 will be Election Day. He also announced that Nomination Day will be on Wednesday 19th November, 2014.The ‘Campaign Lift Off’ will commence on Saturday 8 November on the Dame Mary Eugenia Charles Boulevard in Roseau at the water front near the Ferry Terminal at 7:00 p.m. At that launching, the DLP will officially present its team of twenty-one (21) candidates.(Photo credit: thegospelguru.com)Jamaican reggae superstar Beres Hammond and the Harmony House Band will provide entertainment at that launch, as well as Dominica’s own Triple Kay Band.Then on Sunday 9 November 2014, Tasha Cobbs of the United States, who is known for her popular rendition ‘Break Every Chain’, will perform during a family event in Castle Bruce from 3:00 p.m. Local artistes will include Omalie360, Darius James, the Warrington Brothers, and Sernel.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share 932 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Oskar Set For His Special Moment

first_imgIt’s a story that has captured the hearts of all associated with Bristol City FC, as well as fans of other football and sports clubs.Fundraising started by the Darren Wright Foundation began in May 2014 with the aim of funding his life-changing surgery. Just under a year later, a cheque of £57,347.62 was handed over to make a young boy’s dream come true.Scott Wright, from the Darren Wright Foundation, said: “We were so pleased to be the charity behind Oskar’s fundraising from the very beginning, when we first met with his mum Liz to start planning events and timescales.“The events started small with race nights and collections at supermarkets, but would soon grow to extreme challenges for individuals and groups. In August I took on a boxing challenge, training for ten weeks to fight in front of 2,000 people whilst gaining sponsorship.“Then in November 2014 we had a massive day and a real turning point in terms of coverage for our appeal for Oskar.“At City’s game against Preston not only was Oskar mascot and treated like the star he is, but his family, friends and members from the Darren Wright Foundation were allowed to do a bucket collection at the game. “Oskar’s cheeky demeanour and the previous night’s news coverage of the collection meant the collection amassed over £10,000, with a further £5,000 being donated via our online page.“The increased media coverage meant that online donations were steady over the next three months. Oskar’s charisma even allowing him to wear his full City kit to the blue half of the city whilst we were allowed to shake our buckets at Rovers’ with Torquay, raising nearly £5,000, but more importantly uniting all football fans and with more collections at various locations.“It was left to the biggest, and some would say craziest event, to take Oskar past his fundraising target which was relayed to him via an announcement at Wembley Stadium.“Eleven incredible people, along with two support crew, walked from Ashton Gate to Wembley Stadium to coincide with City’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final appearance against Walsall. Two of these were actually Bristol Rovers fans!“They walked 127 miles along the A4 over four days with just a stroll of two miles on the day of the game, which took in an impromptu breakfast and photo opportunities with the kind fire service at Wembley fire station.“In sight of the Wembley arch, the intrepid trekkers Scott Wright, Rich Duffy, Sam Clothier, Chris Rose, Terri Bryant-Edwards, Harry Parfitt, Geoff Wager, Sarra Whitfield, Lisa Screen, Mike Lapham, Dan Wlaznik, along with support driver Taff Alexander and chief organiser Melissa Coles, met with Oskar and his mum Liz to walk the last half mile or so. “This is where the realisation of completing the walk and Oskar’s fundraising kicked in for all, with tears and hugs, but the most memorable part for the walkers was all the cheering, well wishers and donations from both City and Walsall fans as we made our way up Wembley Way with the concourse above chanting “there’s only one Oskar Pycroft” a particular highlight.“To be able to present a cheque that not only covered his operation, equipment and therapy for nearly two years was a special day for everyone at Darren Wright Foundation. Seeing him regularly and his improvement is a testament to his bravery.“Whilst Oskar’s fundraising may have ended, our relationship with him has not as we are pleased to announce that he has kindly agreed to be our very first child ambassador.“His bravery, charisma and experience will show the way for the other children that we will be helping aswell as being a shining beacon of hope. Thank you Oskar for allowing Darren Wright Foundation into your life and we look forward to your continued progress.”Make sure you’re at Ashton Gate by 7.30pm tonight for Oskar’s big moment.Meanwhile, City have donated a signed ball for a charity walk involved Oldham Athletic FC. Fourteen fans are walking from The Royal Oldham Hospital to the Bristol’s Children Hospital in memory of Molly-Ann Smith, who sadly lost her battle with a rate form of cancer on Christmas Day ten years ago.last_img read more

Dota 2 Omega League launched with $590,000 prize purse

first_imgTournament organisers WePlay! Esports and Epic Esports Events have coordinated with a group of European Dota 2 teams to launch a competition labelled Omega League.The tournament will be separated into two regions, namely Europe and Americas. A cash purse of $550,000 (£436,821) will be apportioned for the European ladder while the Americas region will feature a combined $40,000 (£31,768.80) in prize winnings.  Credit: Omega LeagueRELATED: Ubisoft launches collegiate Rainbow Six Siege with FACEIT and CORSAIRThe Omega League playbill features eight leading organisations including Ninjas in Pyjamas, Team Liquid, Virtus.pro, FlyToMoon, Evil Geniuses, Team Secret, Alliance, Nigma, Natus Vincere, and the 2018 & 2019 The International champions OG Esports.The league promises to bring premier “competition, production, and content” to the Dota 2 community which was deprived of its annual The International event, which is now slated for 2021. Open qualifiers will begin on July 20th, with its main event running from August 14th to September 6th. 10 Sec ESI London – Franchised leagues in esports. CARMAC vs lurppis NextStay ESI London – Franchised leagues in esports. CARMAC vs lurppisNOW PLAYINGThis year in esports- Investments, sponsorships and deals in 2019NOW PLAYINGTEAMS wins The Clutch DigitalNOW PLAYINGHector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez – ESI Hall of Fame Inductee 2019NOW PLAYINGESI Hall of Fame 2019 – #ESIHOFNOW PLAYINGMarcus ‘djWHEAT’ Graham – ESI Hall of Fame Inductee 2019NOW PLAYINGHeather ‘sapphiRe’ Garozzo – ESI Hall of Fame Inductee 2019NOW PLAYINGESI London 2019NOW PLAYINGThe best MMOs in 2020NOW PLAYING Arrow Left #1 Icon Created with Sketch. Arrow right #1 Icon Created with Sketch. RELATED: ESL One Thailand announced for AugustVitaliy “Nexius” Bozhko, Lead Esports Manager at WePlay! Esports, commented on the venture in a release: “We are excited about the opportunity to work on interesting ideas and very curious about the reaction of the community. Our team and colleagues from Epic Esports Events are giving this event everything that we have. I really hope the audience will enjoy the results. The event takes place on the dates when we are used to seeing The International, and that impacts the level of responsibility we feel about OMEGA LEAGUE.”WePlay! Esports will produce the English broadcast for Omega League while studio broadcast group RuHub will manage and stream the Russian-language broadcast for the event.Esports Insider says: The Omega League is just another example of the esports industry being able to pivot during the coronavirus outbreak. Even better is that this event promises to bring the thrill of high-level competition which The International would have provided this summer, had it not been for the mandated lockdowns.Follow ESI on Instagramlast_img read more

Politics for new presidential aspirants

first_imgWith the elimination of the presidential candidacy of the PPP’s Bharrat Jagdeo in the 2020 elections, the process for that party to name a successor has begun. It has already thrown the media into a tizzy of speculation as to who will be that person. Over in the PNC, while there has been no exogenous event like a CCJ ruling to remove the PNC’s incumbent President, David Granger, from consideration, a three-way race between three senior functionaries for the PNC’s Chairmanship suggests that Old Man Time may have whispered into Granger’s ear.While the discussion – such as it has been – has centred on the relative “youthfulness” or “experience” of the candidates, I would like to suggest that we have been presented with the opportunity to introduce a criterion that few would deny is necessary for a candidate from either side to be an effective president: a realistic and credible approach to address the ethnic insecurities in our country.Across the globe, ethnic conflict has mushroomed to become the dominant political confrontation – often spilling over into violent confrontations. While many of these ethnic conflicts have an economic nexus, the intensity and persistence of the struggles indicate that there is something more fuelling these disputes. Man needs to be “somebody”, and this imperative unleashes drives that go to the heart of ethnic conflict. Presidential candidates cannot just exploit the psychological aspects of political behaviour.Luckily, our new politicians have jettisoned “class” as the aggregator of our “objective” interests, as was the wont of the Jagan and Burnham generation. Class fails to satisfy the affective emotional need of Man to belong to a wider collectivity, and in Guyana is subsumed in ethnicity, which, being simultaneously instrumental and expressive, accomplishes both tasks.A person’s conception of self is formed, to a large extent, by the socialisation provided by his primary (read ethnic) contacts during his early years, as he attempts to satisfy the basic needs of affection and belonging. Psychologists tell us of the processes of externalisation, projection and displacement that the child deploys to both define himself and, just as importantly, others. He projects and displaces much of what his group considers negative onto members of groups defined as “the other”. Thus, by the time the individual enters the wider world of economic and wider societal concerns as a young adult, the new influences are much more diffuse, with the class and other roles typically not as intense as the ethnic one.On the other hand, his ethnic group is the home — the womb — to which he can always return, and from which he cannot be turned away. It is the only social grouping that accepts him for what he is, and not for what he does.The need for self-esteem and self-worth in the individual is integrally connected with the esteem and worth of the group from which he comes, and is reflected in the recognition, attention, prestige and status the group has “earned”. If this is denied one’s group, the negative self-esteem results in the individual feeling debased, abandoned, and basically unwanted.This reflection of the group’s ethnic identity in the individual’s identity has several consequences. The potential rage generated from these feelings if the individual or group is violated may be internally or externally directed. If it is felt that the ethnic group’s interest is threatened, the individual can be motivated to defend it at almost any cost, since to him it is also literally a matter of his own survival. It is for this reason that ethnic conflicts are so intense.For the alienated group, active violence is seen as a defence of life: as Menachem Begin, once “terrorist” and later P.M. of Israel, said, “We fight, therefore we are.”The political implications of the psychological aspects of ethnic conflict are several, but they all demand that our ethnic groups be treated equally. Firstly, the depth of the connection between the individual and his group must be accepted, and not dismissed by some “one-love” utopian exhortation. Economic justice alone is not going to solve the problem. The role of the Chief Executive, for instance, is a powerful symbol of group-worth in any society; any political solution must address the psychological need.Additionally, Governmental policies on the whole must openly discuss the group-impact of their implementation: presidential candidates should promote the use of Ethnic Impact Statements in Guyana.last_img read more

The Magic, The Memories, and Merch! January 2019 Disney Outlet Store Photo Report (runDisney Marathon Weekend, DCL, and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge!)

first_imgI don’t understand this one at all. Rock ‘n Roller Coaster themed door hangers. I’m putting out a public plea asking a simple question:“WHY?”Why would people buy these? Apparently they are a growing trend as @Blog_Mickey just bought one for its a small world and apparently already owns one for the Haunted Mansion. I get “Do Not Disturb” door hangers for hotels. I don’t understand the use of them in real houses and apartments. Is this what kids use today instead of a sock on the door handle? Originally $6.99, now $2.99.Door hanger. WHAT? I’m beginning to the think my beloved Tsum Tsums are near the end of their run. My local Target store seems to be phasing them out, and it has been a while since any new offerings made their way to the Outlets. This set features “micro” Tsum Tsums and is themed to a 1950s diner. I didn’t see an original price, but it has been reduced to $9.99. As of this writing, the exact same set is available on ShopDisney for $12.99, reduced from the original price of $19.95.Tsums.Belle plush. Originally $24.99, now $12.99. This is what would be called a “rag doll,” right?Belle.Ralph plush, originally $24.99, now $14.99. I got a chance to check out Ralph Breaks the Internet earlier this month and enjoyed it. I think I ended up enjoying the original Wreck-It Ralph more overall, although the scenes featuring the Disney princesses were pretty great. SPOILER ALERT in the caption of this pic with something that drove me crazy when Ralph Breaks the Internet ended.Okay, SPOILERS for both Ralph Breaks the Internet and Wreck-It Ralph. Was there really THAT much of a difference between what Vanellope did in Breaks the Internet compared to what Turbo – the main villain – did in the original Wreck-It Ralph?Very soft Eeyore plush. Originally $19.99, now $9.99. Another movie I got to watch in the last month was Christopher Robin. I’m a HUGE fan of Ewan McGregor and thought this take on the Winnie the Pooh universe was pretty charming. Dying to see McGregor in a Young Obi-Wan film now.Eeyore.Beshte the hippopotamus from Lion Guard plush.  Originally $19.99, now $9.99. It’s almost shocking how little Disney Junior is represented at the theme parks and overall within Walt Disney World resort. Maybe once Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway opens at DHS we can then populate the animation area over there with  even more characters from Disney Junior shows along with DuckTales. There were Lion Guard statues in Animal Kingdom for like, what, three months? Let’s make them a full-time presence there.Beshte.I was this close to biting on this Moana toy set. Originally $39.99, now $19.99. I would have definitely got it at $9.99. The next picture is the back side of the box which gives a better idea of everything in the set.Moana toy set.Some princess wands and sword. Tiana and Ariel’s wands were originally $19.95, reduced to $7.99 while Elena’s sword was originally $26.99, now $12.99.Princesses.Lots of iPhone cases available, including these two featuring a retro Mickey Mouse and various emojis. All the cases were reduced to $7.99. These were for iPhone 7 and 6s, which I think came out like two decades ago. On Spaceship Earth, I think one of the Cavemen drawing on the wall has one in his hand.iPhones.Mickey and Minnie Fleece Throw. Originally $39.99, now $9.99. The way Minnie is grabbing Mickey there is how I picture all of you, Dear Readers, when a new SATURDAY SIX INVESTIGATIVE REPORT comes out. (Hint hint, see you Saturday morning!)Throw.Speaking of Minnie Mouse, lets start off our look at t-shirts with a pair featuring her. Both I would consider pretty ugly all things considered. The one on the left featuring a bow was originally $32.99, now $9.99, while the one on the right was originally $36.99, now $12.99. I always find it interesting that women’s t-shirts have like a built in $3-$8 surcharge because Disney knows a $35 t-shirt for men would sit on the shelf untouched longer than those weird Avatar monkey toys.Minnie shirts.Seriously, here’s the Avatar monkey pile. Even the Outlet Store has given up trying to sell them and just threw them in a pile with other junk. You could literally be handing these out for free at the front door and I still think you’d have most left over at the end of the day.Avatar monkey. I already forgot their real “name.”Some kid’s shirts featuring Mike Wazowski. T-shirt on left was originally $24.99, now $9.99 while the hoodie on the right was originally $46.99, now $19.99.Monsters Ince.Edna Mode shirt for kids. Originally $24.99, now $12.99.Edna.That shirt might go even better with this SUPER CREEPY Edna Mode wig and glasses set. Notice it’s made for those 14 and up. Looks like I already know what Len Testa is getting for Christmas. Reduced to $4.99.Edna Mode wig. (photo by Ben Wszalek)Ever since Halloween there has been a large variety of princess dresses and character costumes. Dresses (for both kids and adults) can be hit or miss, so not sure I would risk losing your sanity by taking an Outlet trip just to shop for them, but there have been some good finds. The dress in the center of this picture is Elsa’s dress from the Olaf’s Frozen Adventure short that played in front of Coco. Originally $99.99, it was reduced to $49.99.Queen Elsa. (photo by Ben Wszalek)Deluxe costume. That sounds fancy. (photo by Ben Wszalek)If you look in the picture above with Elsa’s dress, next to it is a garment bag. That is actually a Disney Princess 10-piece wardrobe set. Originally a whopping $169.99, it has been reduced to $69.99.10-piece set. (photo by Ben Wszalek)Here’s what it includes.10-piece garment bag. (photo by Ben Wszalek)My favorite part was the symbol they have showing that its not for young kids. Share This!Welcome to the latest edition of The Magic, The Memories, and Merch! the longest running monthly look at the Disney Outlet Stores in Orlando. In general, January brings one specific thing to the Outlets – Christmas Junk – and this month did not fail to disappoint. With me covering the Disney Outlet Store on I-Drive and Secret Shopper Ben Wszalek at Vineland (see end of every Outlet Report for more details on each location), we not only got to see a whole bunch of Christmas items, but a lot of other stuff featuring the Disney Cruise Line, the little Orange Bird, The Incredibles, and even Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, a land that isn’t even open yet. Of course Christela McC is also here with a look at some Outlet items from California.Enough jibber jabber! Ready to see what we we found? Alright, let’s go!Longtime readers of this fine blog series know that we often joke about how fast certain items will go straight from the Disney Parks to the Outlet Stores. (We’re looking in your direction Pandora: The World of Avatar merchandise!) One of the items that came to the Outlets the quickest actually happened last year. If you remember, on January 22, 2018, Minnie Mouse received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. To celebrate this, Disney created a “Rock the Dots” promotion. These items ended up at the Outlets less than two weeks later.Records were made to be broken though, and now we have one that may hold up for a long time. The ever popular WDW Marathon Weekend took place from January 9-13, and by the next weekend the exclusive marathon merchandise was already at the Outlets. A lot of runDisney merch ends up on clearance, but usually not that fast. Anyhoo, first up is this Marathon Weekend glass. Originally $14.99, now $4.99.Marathon Glass. (photo by Ben Wszalek)A Marathon Weekend wine glass. Also originally $14.99, now $4.99.Marathon Weekend wine glass. (photo by Ben Wszalek)Set of kid’s Mickey Ears. There’s just so many variations of Mickey Ears now that they’ve lost a lot of their “special-ness” for me, but this is a pretty fun for kids one I think because it’s a bit “comic booky.” Originally $17.99, now $4.99.Marathon Weekend Kids Races Ears. (photo by Ben Wszalek)I’m not sure how many of these next level bonkers runDisney sneaker Christmas ornaments Disney actually sells considering how many of them always go to Outlets, but this Marathon Weekend one was originally $26.99, now $7.99.Marathon Ornament. (photo by Ben Wszalek)To be fair, the weirdo running shoe Christmas ornaments make a lot more sense than this mini-snowglobe. Originally $24.99, now $7.99.Marathon Mini-Snowglobe. (photo by Ben Wszalek)Need any Marathon pins? They’re all here. Regular pins were originally $14.99, now $4.99 while the ones like an actual runDisney medal were originally $19.99, now $5.99.Marathon pins. (photo by Ben Wszalek). See a lot of iPhone cases at the Outlets but almost never see Otter cases. These Star Wars ones were originally $44.99, now $7.99.Star Wars.Star Wars flip flops. The logos are for the Empire and the Resistance. Originally $14.95, now $3.99.Flip flops.The laziest of all themed socks. Originally $9.99, now $2.99.Star Wars.Now these are themed socks that look sharp! Originally $9.99, now $2.99.Frozen. A while back I did a podcast about watching The Reluctant Dragon and pretty much go through every scene. I can’t imagine Disney lets people see an unedited version of  the movie because it is absolutely INSANE. Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout! coffee cup. Originally $15.99, now $7.99.I am Groot. (photo by Christela McC)For most Christmas and Halloween seasons, Disney puts out an absurd droid themed to the holiday. This R4-BOO18 (get it?) is holding large candy corn and is even painted like a candy corn. Krusty the Clown on the Simpsons was more discriminating on what merchandise could bear his name than Star Wars. Originally $12.99, now $6.99.I assure you, this is NOT the droid you are looking for. (photo by Christela McC)Look at this. Turns out Disneyland got all the same bubble blowers that we got down here except theirs were only reduced to $9.99. If you remember, the millions we had down here were all reduced to $3.99. Finally, Florida gets one in the win column! Yes, they may have more attractions, more parades, more seasonal churros, and better pressed penny machines, but our discounted bubble blowers are cheaper. SO SUCK IT DISNEYLAND!Bubble Blowers.These bags and wallets were made for the Star Wars movie Solo and produced by “Loungefly.” The bags were originally $60, reduced to $39.99 while the wallets were originally $50, reduced to $38.99.Star Wars.Wasn’t expecting to see merchandise discounted for a land that isn’t even open yet, but here we are with a Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge t-shirt featuring DJ Rex. Originally $24.99, now $8.99.Galaxy’s Edge. (photo by Christela McC)Disney themed pajama pants. Originally $36.99, now $13.99.Pajama pants (photo by Christela McC)Close up on the design. Maybe if you drink enough shots of Jägermeister in these ESPN Zone glasses you’ll consider buying one of those ESPN magnets above. Also interesting to note there are no more ESPN Zones in America. What we have at Disney’s Boardwalk is ESPN Club. The last official ESPN Zone to close was last summer in Anaheim, so this must be part of that store’s junk. Originally $9.99, now $2.99.ESPN. (photo by Ben Wszalek)Nice coffee cup featuring the logos of Epcot Future World Pavilions. Originally $13.99, now $5.99.Filled to the brim with tears of Horizon’s fanboys.You’ll be shocked, SHOCKED to find out that there were a ton of these Cup & Saucer sets featuring Edna Mode from The Incredibles. The original price was $27.99!!!!! Check out what it says on the saucer. “My Way or the Runway.”WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?!These were reduced to $5.99 and safe to say they still weren’t flying off the shelves.Forget two sugars, give me two drops of cyanide in mine please.Much better coffee cups featuring Mr. and Mrs. Incredible. Each were originally $16.99, now $5.99.The Incredibles.A Star Wars coffee cup that is just about as bad as the movie it is supporting. It’s really hilarious in hindsight that the people in Lucasfilm thought – based on Solo: A Star Wars movie – that the characters of Qi’ra and Enfys Nest would going to become well known names like Princess Leia and Boba Fett. GET OUTTA HERE WITH THAT. Originally $15.99, now $5.99.Maybe when any character says “I’ve got a bad feeling about this” they were thinking about this movie’s script. This dress is modeled after the “tightrope walker” in the Haunted Mansion stretching room. Originally $168, it has been reduced $49.99.Speaking of the Haunted Mansion…. theme park blogging’s own “ghost host” Clint Gamache hosts the ThrillGeek podcast and this week I was a guest. You can listen to the episode by CLICKING HERE and we discuss all the latest park news from Disneyland, Walt Disney World, SeaWorld, and Universal. If you only listen to one theme park podcast today it should probably be the Disney Dish with Len Testa and Jim Hill, but if you have time for two, check me out on the ThrillGeek podcast (and don’t forget to leave a five star review politely asking for – nay – demanding more Derek Burgan).Haunted Mansion.How adorable is this Donald Duck outfit? We picked this up. Will post a picture once we get the kiddos into it. Originally $29.99, now $7.99.Quack Attack.Cute one for Baloo from the Jungle Book. Originally $29.99, now $7.99.Baloo.Adorable Captain America one. Same price as Baloo and Donald Duck ones.Cap.Maybe it’s me, but this is a good week for baby clothes. This one with Baby Mickey and Pluto on a Main St. USA fire engine was originally $29.99, now $9.99.Fire Engine.A Soarin’ coat for young kids. Originally $59.95, now $34.95. Trying to picture how many alternate universes there would have to be for one to exist where 6 Year Old Derek’s parents would have bought him a $60 coat at a theme park attraction gift shop. I’m not sure 1000 different Earths would be enough. Maybe a million.Coat.Boy if you want Christmas stuff on the cheap, January and February are good months to hit the Outlets. Here’s some solid shirts featuring Main Street USA (originally $24.99, now $4.99) and the Enchanted Tiki Room (originally $34.99, now $7.99).Christmas.This one is a little generic, but still cute. Originally $24.99, now $4.99. Also strange that part of Disney is going all-in on the Mickey Mouse design from the new Mickey Mouse shorts (such as the new attraction at DHS) but other Mickey designs (such as this shirt) are wildly different.Christmas.Donald Duck shirt. Originally $24.99, now $4.99.Christmas.Featuring the Fab Five. Originally $24.99, now $9.99.Christmas.This Minnie Mouse plush is a decent size and had her holding a small gift box. Originally $29.99, now $12.99.Minnie.“Nordic” Winter Minnie (or “Minnesota Minnie” as TouringPlans’s own Angela Dahlgren would say). Originally $19.99, now $9.99.Nordic.I actually bought one of these Mickey Mouse cookie tins. It holds shortbread cookies. I didn’t see a discounted price, but I paid $14.99. The cookies are good until February 2020, so maybe Len Testa will get this for Christmas instead.Christmas.I’m personally not a big fan of these Mickey Ear ornaments, but I can see the allure. They are generally over the top with designs on the front and back,” and I respect them for that. This particular one features the theme of “Steamboat Willie.” I wonder how many of these Ear ornaments Captain Cruiseline of the Disney Cruise Line Blog has on his tree? Reduced to $14.99.Ornaments.Small Disney Cruise Line photo frames. Originally $29.99, now $11.99.DCL.Couple of Marvel themed backpacks. I love the “THWIP!” sound effect that is attached to the zipper on Spidey themed backpack. That’s a great touch. Ol’ Web Head backpack was originally $29.99, now $9.99, while the Infinity War backpack was originally $39.99, now $12.99. If I was a teacher, I’d have to give bonus points for the kid who said “my homework vanished when Thanos snapped his fingers.”Backpacks.A lot of people were shocked when Disney abruptly dropped the line of Disney Infinity video games. I always loved the style of figures they made for the game and that they all had a consistent look. For example, their version of Captain America looked just like the style used for Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean or Rapunzel from Tangled. I never played the game, but I liked collecting the figures. Long story short, with the game cancelled, Disney released a new series of figures with the same artistic design, just bigger, and under the “Toybox” brand. I hope they sell well because I would love to see this line grow. The Black Widow figure was originally $14.99, now $6.99.I’m depending on all of YOU to support this line because at $15 a pop there’s no way I’m buying more than two or three of these unless they hit the Outlets.Black Widow.Kinda regretting not buying this Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout! keychain for $3.99.Breakout!Emoji things that you can attach to your own keychain or who knows what. Now 99 cents each.Emojis.ESPN themed magnet/bottle opener. WHO IS THIS MADE FOR?! Who is that big of a fan of the ESPN brand itself and thinks “I wish I had a magnet with a pithy pun on it.” Originally $8.95, now $3.99.Magnet.Magnet for Luigi’s. Reduced to $3.99.Magnet.We’ve already seen a lot of 2018 branded items come to the Outlets but get ready for even more in the coming months. These pins feature Minnie and Donald in front of  the park icons. Not sure why the face from it’s a small world is up by Mickey. Pins were reduced to $5.99.Pins.Plastic pin backs shaped to Mickey’s sorcerer hat, Goofy’s hat, and a Mickey head.Pins.Here is a piece of artwork featuring sketches themed to The Reluctant Dragon. This was one of the craziest Disney movies I have ever watched in my life. The artist for this print was Costa Alvezos. Originally $39.99, now $19.99.center_img I like Star Wars as much as the next person, but I would have liked to see me try to get a Star Wars Logo ornament on my Christmas tree without my girlfriend repeatedly hitting me across the head with a cinnamon broom. This was originally $21.99. Imagine that. $22 to put a Star Wars logo on your Christmas tree. A STAR WARS LOGO. Do sneaker fans buy Nike Swoosh logos for their Christmas tree? Fans of Cap’n Crunch? Batman? Anything?!And wait a minute, does that say… ORNAMENY?Ornament.Okay, the following two items would be really cute if you had kids young enough to wear them. L’ill Han Solo and Chewbacca jackets . The Solo one was originally $49.99, reduced to $14.99 while the Chewie one was originally $46.99, reduced to $14.99.Star Wars.Chewie tank top, originally $34.99, now $9.99 and a Solo: A Star Wars Bomb SKIRT that was originally $78, now $24.99.Ladies, good luck with that one.A Qi’ra tank top with a quote I’m not 100% sure she actually says in the film. In fact, I’m relatively confident she didn’t. Now I admit, I’ve only seen Solo once compared to the dozens (if not hundreds) of times I’ve seen every other Star Wars movie, but this quote makes actually no sense if you know the character. Okay, another SPOILER ALERT in the caption to this one. Originally $34.99, now $9.99.SPOILERS for SOLO: A Star Wars Story. Okay, let’s for the sake of argument agree that Qi’ra said “We’re doing this my way” (even though I’m pretty sure she didn’t). What’s that supposed to mean? Her “way” was selling out. She never did the right thing, she did what she needed to survive, aligning with the WORST people along the way. WHY WOULD WE DO ANYTHING HER WAY?!!!This exact same shirt works with Rey in the spot of Qi’ra. She does things her way to at least try and make things right, even if its not in her best interest (such as turning down the big offer for BB-8). There was a whole bunch of these Dorfman-Pacific hats and purses. My girlfriend actually picked up one for herself and her mother as a birthday present. I had almost no interest so you’re only getting a picture of one matching bag and hat, although there were probably about 5-15 different types (that all looked pretty much the same to me when asked “how does this look?”). Purse was originally $49.99, now $19.99 while the hat was originally $39.99, now $11.99.“Is this a trick? That is the exact same hat you just asked me about.” (My answer was allegedly wrong as apparently it was a different hat.)Goofy hats, like the one the Genie wears at the end of Aladdin. Originally $21.95, now $7.99.Goofy. (photo by Ben Wszalek)’Expedition Everest hat with a nice Animal Kingdom logo in the back. Originally $27.99, now $7.99.The Yeti.This hat blew my mind. I had absolutely no idea what it was referring to. I consulted with both SATURDAY SIX editor in chief Megan Stump and Captain Cruiseline Scott Sanders, and apparently I may be the only one on Earth who doesn’t know that this is a Tinker Bell hat. Originally $27.99, now $7.99.TINKER BELL?!!You gotta love this trucker hat with the Orange Bird and a Citrus Swirl. Reduced to $7.99.Orange Bird!This monorail bag was originally $99! Reduced to $49.99. It’s nice but not that nice.Monorail.Colorful handbags featuring a carousel horse. Originally $65, now $34.99.Horse. (photo by Ben Wszalek)SEE YOU NEXT MONTH!There are actually two Disney outlet stores in Orlando. Both are in Orlando Premium Outlet shopping complexes, and they are called Disney’s Character Warehouse, presumably because The Land Of Misfit Toys was already trademarked. There is one Character Warehouse located on International Drive close to Universal Studios (4951 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819), and the other is on Vineland Avenue, right across I-4 near the exits to Disney World (8200 Vineland Ave, Orlando, FL 32821). They do not ship. There are items at the Outlets that you can buy both in Disney stores along with the Shop Disney Parks app, but you will be paying full retail for the items.I often get asked “which store is better?” That depends. Vineland is close to Walt Disney World, while the I-Drive location is a hop, skip, and jump away from the Universal Orlando Resort. The Vineland Disney Outlet Store is much, MUCH bigger than the I-Drive location. However, the Vineland outlets in general are much, MUCH busier than I-Drive. Each have their pros and cons, and ultimately they carry much of the same items. For a Disney Outlet Store FAQ, check out this SATURDAY SIX Presents: Everything You Wanted To Know About The Disney Outlet Stores (But Were Afraid To Ask)Previous editions of Magic, Memories, and Merch: July 2013, August 2013, September 2013, October 2013, November 2013, December 2013, January 2014, February 2014, March 2014, April 2014, May 2014, June 2014, July 2014, August 2014, September 2014, October 2014, November 2014, December 2015, January 2015, February 2015, March 2015, April 2015, May 2015. June 2015, July 2015, August 2015, September 2015, October 2015, November 2015. December 2015, January 2016, February 2016, March 2016, April 2016, May 2016, June 2016, July 2016, August 2016, September 2016, October 2016, November 2016, December 2016, January 2017, February 2017, March 2017, April 2017, May 2017, June 2017, July 2017: The FOUR YEAR ANNIVERSARY special, August 2017, September 2017, October 2017 (tribute to the O.O.G.), November 2017, December 2017, January 2018, February 2018, March 2018, April 2018, May 2018, June 2018, July 2018 (FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY special with the introduction of the OUTLET HALL OF FAME), August 2018, September 2018, October 2018, November 2018, and December 2018.We also did an edition of Magic, Memories, and Junk for a non-Disney owned Outlet Store, and for you merch addicts like myself, you may also enjoy a look at the official Disney merchandise available on the Disney Cruise Line, Castaway Cay, and at the Orlando International Airport. Want to see our favorite WDW resort-specific merchandise? Well, CLICK HERE!If you liked what you read here, you may enjoy THE SATURDAY SIX articles every week on the TouringPlans.com blog and you can follow your humble author on Twitter (@derekbugan). This Outlet also featured a Mike Wazowski hoodie. It was originally $46.99, just like ours in Florida. However, ours was reduced to $19.99 while California was reduced to a completely bonkers $28.19.Monsters Inc. (photo by Christela McC)We’ll close with a classic shirt featuring some great lands. Just as the President says, you gotta love this country from sea to shiny sea. Originally $34.99, now $10.99.E-Ticket shirt. (photo by Christela McC) Metal Earth? Check. Disney Trash Can? Check. Reduced to $7.99 and I am ashamed to say I bought one.Metal Earth. BACK TO FLORIDA!Already you can tell the difference between Disneyland and Walt Disney World because our bowl sets are much more generic and instead of WDW attractions we have Mickey, Donald, and Goofy. Boring. I would honestly like a set more in line with the Disneyland set above except for Animal Kingdom. A bowl set with Tree of Life, Pandora, and Expedition Everest. Like the Disneyland bowls, ours were originally $22.99, but the Disneyland ones were reduced to $10.99 while ours only went down to $12.99.Bowls. Okay, I need a sanity break. Let’s take a time out and join @ChristelaMcC as she reports in from CALIFORNIA with items from an Outlet Store located closer to Disneyland.First up is this set of bowls themed to some Disneyland classics. There is a bowl themed to the Matterhorn, Sleeping Beauty castle, and the Alice in Wonderland ride. Originally $22.99, now $10.99.I believe that Sleeping Beauty Castle is 1:2 scale.Side.This past weekend on the SATURDAY SIX we took a look at Disneyland Pressed Pennies. This included a machine for the Haunted Mansion that was shaped like a coffin and offered designs themed to The Nightmare Before Christmas on a seasonal basis. Here we have a Nightmare Before Christmas playing card set that also comes in a coffin. How great is that? Originally $9.95, now $5.99.Disneyland playing cards are E-Ticket.last_img read more

Cloud Computing: Legal Issues to Watch Out For

first_imgCloud Computing success is often tied strongly to the fine print of the  contract with your cloud computing vendor. Forbes recently published a list of issues that you’ll want to understand before signing off on a cloud computing contract.  Some of the points discussed in the article include:Service Levels.  It’s important to make sure that the service levels that the vendor is committing to match up with the requirements for you and your users intend to use the application.  Clearly applications which are considered mission critical to your organization will require much more stringent constraints around permissible downtime and required performance and response time.   Make sure your Service Level Agreement (SLA) addresses availability, planned outages, critical and noncritical outages, service credits and termination in a way that is consistent with how you plan to use the application.Remedy for Violations. What is your remedy should the vendor not live up to his part of the agreement?  Is the cloud vendor required to notify you in known cases of downtime or sluggish performance?Representations and Warranties and  Indemnities.   A representation is a fact about the present or past and a warranty is a promise about the future.  There is typically a representation that the cloud software will perform certain functions and within certain specifications.    Warranties and Indemnities provide the protection and ensurance that the cloud vendor has the rights to be able to be providing the service.Confidentiality.  The cloud vendor needs to agree and uphold the privacy and confidentiality of the data that you will entrust them with.  The agreement should detail the security measures that the vendor will employ to ensure that your data will not be compromised.Backups and Recoveries.  Are they done, how frequently, and what are their cost?Upgrades.  How often do upgrades occur and how much notice will you receive prior to the change?Migration.  How easy is it to get data back from the cloud vendor should you want to migrate your data somewhere else later?last_img read more

Increased Bunker Cost Widens HMMs Loss

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Pxhere under CC 2.0 license South Korean shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) widened its loss in the third quarter of 2018 as bunker cost climbed up.The company’s net loss reached KRW 166.7 billion during the quarter, compared to a net loss of KRW 60.3 billion reported in the third quarter of 2017.HMM’s revenue for the period was up by 10 percent to KRW 1425.8 billion from KRW 1295.6 billion, while volumes increased by 12.8 percent to 1.18 million TEU, compared to 1.04 million TEU handled in the same quarter a year earlier.Despite HMM cost cutting efforts and improvement in its revenue and volume, net loss continued in the third quarter of 2018 due to an increase in bunker costs and a delay in regional rate recovery.Unit cost of bunkers surged by 43.1 percent year-on-year as total bunker costs in the company’s container business increased by KRW 73.1 billion.Looking forward, HMM said that it would accelerate the acquisition of assets, such as eco-friendly mega containerships and terminals, through recently secured financial liquidity.The company expects continuous market uptrend in US trade but slow growth in EU trade. However, a risk of volume decrease attributed to US-China trade war also resides in the shipping market, according to HMM.last_img read more

Alberta judge wont block sale of ranch land by aging cattleman to

first_imgCALGARY – A judge has ruled an aging cattleman showing signs of dementia was not duped when he sold part of his land in the Rocky Mountain foothills to a young couple for a modest sum to keep the property as a working ranch.John Burby sold the property near Bragg Creek, Alta., to Luke and Laura Ball for $600,000 in a deal that was signed on a small slip of paper in 2010 when he was 86 years old.Two years later the couple listed part of the land for sale with a realtor to help fund building a house and sought to subdivide it to provide parcels for their children in the future.John Burby’s brother, Brian Burby, filed a lawsuit seeking to reverse the 2010 sale. He argued the land was worth up to $3.9 million and that his brother was in mental decline when he agreed to sell.The Balls acknowledged the land was priced under market value. But they argued that John Burby gave them a good deal because he valued ranching life, hard work and ranching families.Luke Ball had been leasing land from Burby for cattle grazing since he was 19 and had worked for him over the years mending fences and haying to help support his family.In his ruling, Queen’s Bench Justice William Tilleman said John Burby loved the ranch he was born on in 1924 and had a long history of being generous with neighbours and the community.The judge said evidence from friends shows that Burby was aware of what he was doing and was happy with the deal.“John wanted the lands to go to someone who would continue the ranching tradition that he held so dear,” Tilleman wrote in a ruling released Monday.“I specifically find this meant more to him than the fact that he could make more money if he sold the land to someone else. John reasoned out his decision and believed that the Balls’ future plans for the ranch were aligned with his own.”Tilleman said the remorse of the seller’s family was not grounds to set aside the transaction.“The law has long recognized the importance of respecting an individual’s right to self-determination, including an elderly person’s right to dispose of their own property,” he wrote.Court documents show Brian Burby filed the lawsuit shortly after he became his brother’s co-guardian in 2012.John Burby moved away from his ranch to live in a seniors home in Midnapore, Alta., when he could no longer look after himself. He died there on April 28 at the age of 93.His obituary notes that his grandparents homesteaded the ranch in 1907 and that he was known for his community-mindedness, ability with horses and for raising above-average cattle.— By John Cotter in Edmontonlast_img read more