Walt Disney World Preview — Week of February 3, 2018

first_imgSpecial EventsTo celebrate the 65th anniversary of Peter Pan, guests can take advantage of special Disney PhotoPass opportunities. This will be featured at Magic Kingdom park from February 4-10. Just head over to Fantasyland between 9:00am – 6:15pm.The Minnie Vans have been expanded to Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa as well as Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. The flat rate is $20 and your Lyft app can be activated at the front desk.See Broadway Performers Ashley Brown and Josh Strickland White at Epcot’s America Gardens Theatre from January 26 – 29. Share This!The Minnie Vans are FINALLY coming to the moderate resorts! To see what else is happening at Walt Disney World this week, keep on reading. WeatherFor the most current weather conditions, click here. Also, please note that during times of extreme cold, Disney water parks, and even Disney pools, may have unscheduled closures.Crowd LevelsFor more information about crowd levels, click here.Park Hourscenter_img Attractions Closed For RefurbishmentsMagic Kingdom:Stitch’s Great EscapeLiberty Square RiverboatSplash Mountain (Re-opens 2/2)Epcot:The American AdventureKringla Bakeri og Kafe (2/4/18 – 7/1/18)Animal Kingdom:Kali River RapidsFinding Nemo – The Musical (2/4/18 – 2/25/18)Typhoon Lagoon: Closed for refurbishmentThat’s all for now. See you next week!last_img read more

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Big Data: Early Adopters Often Frustrated by Complexity, Volume and Variety

first_imgIncreasingly businesses and organization are collecting Big-Data levels of data, but they are often stymied when they try to actually analyze that data.For example, the following results published by a survey taken by Paradigm4 found that:91 percent of data scientists interviewed said that they need to use complex analytics when working with their Big Data now.49 percent say that standard Relational Databases aren’t working for them.  The amount of data that they have to work with overwhelms these systems76 percent of Hadoop and SPARK users said that the tools took too much effort to get working and were too slow once they did work39 percent say that with the advent of Big Data that their jobs have become increasingly more stressfulParadigm4 also put the results into an infographic.Marilyn Matz, CEO of Paradigm4, said that “the increasing variety of data sources is forcing data scientists into shortcuts that leave data and money on the table.  The focus on the volume of data hides the real challenge of data analytics today. Only by addressing the challenge of utilizing diverse types of data will we be able to unlock the enormous potential of analytics.”last_img read more

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13 days agoDONE DEAL: Burnley goalkeeper Harry Allen joins Curzon Ashton

first_imgTagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say DONE DEAL: Burnley goalkeeper Harry Allen joins Curzon Ashtonby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley youth team goalkeeper Harry Allen has joined Vanarama National League North side Curzon Ashton on a short-term loan.The former Manchester United shot stopper has joined U23 goalkeeper Kai Calderbank-Park, who is also on loan at the Ashton-under-Lyne Club.Allen has played in all, but one league matches for Tony Philliskirk’s side this season in the U18 Professional Development League.Meanwhile, Calderbank-Park is currently away on international duty for Australia U19’s, with the goalkeeper returning back to England on Tuesday. last_img read more

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Photo: Mike Trout, A Duke Fan, Pranked His Angels Teammate, Utah Alum C.J. Cron

first_imgDuke cheerleaders carry school flags onto the court.OMAHA, NE – MARCH 25: The Duke Blue Devils cheerleaders carry their schools flags on to the court prior to the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Midwest Regional against the Kansas Jayhawks at CenturyLink Center on March 25, 2018 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim star outfielder Mike Trout might just be the best player in baseball. A first-round draft pick out of Millville (N.J.) High School in 2009, Trout never attended college. He had been committed to East Carolina but eschewed the college route to begin his promising pro career. Apparently, the 23-year-old Trout has adopted Duke as his college basketball program of choice. Trout’s Blue Devils will take on Utah tomorrow in the Sweet 16, and he decided to have some spring training fun at the expense of his Utah alum teammate, 1B/DH C.J. Cron. Still can’t believe Utah alum @CCron24 would root against his team !! #DukeNation pic.twitter.com/TidR1szKuO— Mike Trout (@Trouty20) March 26, 2015The Blue Devils are definitely favored tomorrow night, but it remains to be seen whether Trout or Cron will have the last laugh in the Angels’ locker room.last_img read more

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Devils focus on defending Buckeyes dynamic duo of Lavender and Prahalis

The No.3 women’s basketball team is off to its best start in coach Jim Foster’s eight seasons with the Buckeyes. Tonight, the Buckeyes travel to Durham, N.C., to take on No. 11 Duke in the feature game of the ACC/Big Ten challenge.In their 8-0 start, the Buckeyes have already won the Preseason WNIT and the Buckeye Classic. Led by junior Jantel Lavender and sophomore Samantha Prahalis, the Buckeyes are defeating opponents by an average of 27.4 points per game and average scoring just fewer than 90 points per contest.In the Buckeyes’ most recent victory over California, both Prahalis and Lavender finished with double-doubles. “She’s as good as there is in the open court,” coach Jim Foster said of his point guard. “She has a good sense of the game and as we grow, she starts to find her wings as well as herself.”As for Lavender, the center recorded her 40th career double-double against the Golden Bears, the most among active Big Ten players. She, along with Prahalis, was named to the Buckeye Classic All-Tournament Team.Ohio State will need big production from both of its stars to beat Duke.While perennial powerhouse Duke is having a bit of a down year by its standards, the Blue Devils’ home record is impeccable. Duke has won 18 consecutive home games, its last loss coming in February of 2008.Duke is riding a four-game win streak, in large part because of junior guard Jasmine Thomas. Thomas recorded a triple-double in Duke’s most recent victory over Marquette. Thomas leads the high-powered Duke offense and averages more than 14 points a game.If the Buckeyes defeat the Blue Devils, it will be their first win in the Big Ten/ACCchallenge. OSU lost its previous two matchups against North Carolina and Maryland, while Duke has posted a record of 1-1 in the first two challenges.The teams square off at 7 p.m. at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham. read more

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NZonzi reveals why he joined Roma

first_imgThe French World Cup winner speaks for the first time why he chose to go to the Italian Lega Serie A team instead of any other in the worldAfter the 2018 FIFA World Cup, French footballer Steven N’Zonzi decided it was time to leave Spanish La Liga side, Sevilla.And the midfielder was reportedly going to join Arsenal, but at the end signed for Roma for 26.6 million Euros.And now he has decided to reveal why he chose Roma instead of any other team in the world.Rick Karsdorp, Roma, Serie AKarsdorp reveals he had too much stress at Roma Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The Dutch defender has been with the Gialorrossi since 2017, but he has not enjoyed his time in the Italian Lega Serie A.“I needed another challenge that would allow me to progress and grow on an individual level,” he told BeIn Sports as reported by Calcio Mercato.“I like challenges, complicated things. It is not always easy to change clubs and countries. It was difficult when I arrived in England, the same thing at the beginning in Spain.”“Now in Rome, it is another challenge. I needed it, especially after having had a good season in Seville. I felt it was right for me to change the air,” he said.“When the offer of Rome was presented, I did not hesitate. It’s a great club that plays great competitions. So it was really good for me”.last_img read more

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Norwegian diverts 75000 cruisers to Cuba over Bahamas

first_img Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Twenty five of Norwegian’s Cruises offer this Havana experience and when the schedule was checked, it is clear, says the article in today’s paper that to remain berthed in Cuba from 8am one day, to 3pm the next day means that there will be no stop to Nassau Harbour and no stop to Lucayan Harbour.  ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, February 9, 2017 – It was imagined that the opening of Cuba would impact tourism for The Bahamas and now a Tribune business news report has unearthed that it is not fiction, but fact.  Norwegian Cruise Lines has added the allure of an overnight docking in Havana Cuba to several of its Caribbean cruises and in order to add the destination, calls on Nassau and Freeport have been dumped.  This means a subtraction of 75,000 cruise passengers arriving at Nassau and Freeport.  The report also says that Norwegian has retained its stops into the Berry Islands at Great Stirrup’s Cay. #MagneticMediaNews Related Items:#magneticmedianews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

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President Trump threatens to shut border if no wall money

first_img WASHINGTON D.C. – (KUSI) – President Donald Trump is threatening to close the U.S. border with Mexico if Democrats in Congress don’t agree to fund the construction of a border wall.Trump tweeted Friday morning that “We will be forced to close the Southern Border entirely,” unless a funding deal is reached with “the Obstructionist Democrats.” December 28, 2018 …..Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are doing nothing for the United States but taking our money. Word is that a new Caravan is forming in Honduras and they are doing nothing about it. We will be cutting off all aid to these 3 countries – taking advantage of U.S. for years!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 28, 2018Trump’s demand for money to build the border wall and Democrats’ refusal to give him what he wants has caused a partial government shutdown that is nearly a week old. Congress adjourned for the week without a resolution in sight.The shutdown is idling hundreds of thousands of federal workers and beginning to pinch citizens who count on some public services. Posted: December 28, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News, Politics FacebookTwitter President Trump threatens to shut border if no wall money We will be forced to close the Southern Border entirely if the Obstructionist Democrats do not give us the money to finish the Wall & also change the ridiculous immigration laws that our Country is saddled with. Hard to believe there was a Congress & President who would approve!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 28, 2018The president also threatened to stop giving aid to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.last_img read more

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Alaskans Expected To See A Drop In Insurance Rates

first_imgPremera Blue Cross Blue Shield on Wednesday announced the submission of a 2019 individual market filing to the Alaska Division of Insurance which, if approved, would decrease rates by an average of 3.9 percent. Reinsurance creates an insurance pool for insurers to provide reimbursement for the highest-cost patients to stabilize the market and prevent premiums from escalating. Governor Bill Walker’s implemented the Alaska Reinsurance Program last year. Since then average monthly premiums are set to decrease from $1,043 in 2017 to $770 in 2019. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaskans could see a deduction to their insurance rates with Blue Cross Blue Shield in the 2019 individual market filing period. Governor Walker: “Tens of thousands of Alaskans will save money because of this innovative policy. This is especially remarkable because, at the same time our costs were dropping dramatically, other states have endured double-digit increases.”Premera’s rate filing will not be finalized by the Division of Insurance until August 22.last_img read more

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