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10 months agoSporting CP target Liverpool winger Rafa Camacho

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Sporting CP target Liverpool winger Rafa Camachoby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool are expected to release Rafa Camacho for loan next month.The Liverpool Echo says Sporting CP want their ex-academy star for the rest of the season, with a number of Championship clubs also interested.Camacho, 18, can play across the front line and was also used as a full-back in an impressive pre-season campaign under Jurgen Klopp.After starring in America, his performances in the Uefa Youth League have brought him plenty of suitors.The Portugal Under-20s international is yet to make his first-team debut but could be contention next season if he can gain experience on a short-term deal elsewhere. last_img

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Air Transat signs lease deal with AerCap for seven new Airbus aircraft

first_imgMONTREAL – Air Transat has signed a deal with AerCap for the long-term lease of seven new Airbus aircraft.Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.The subsidiary of Transat AT Inc. is acquiring two A321neos and five A321neo LRs which will be delivered between 2020 and 2022.They will replace wide-body A330 aircraft whose leases will expire during the period.The new aircraft will join 10 new A321neo LRs being leased from AerCap that are expected to be added to Air Transat’s fleet starting in the spring of next year.Air Transat’s fleet currently includes 33 permanent aircraft.Companies in this story: (TSX:TRZ)last_img

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Majority of firsttime buyers maxed out budgets to buy a home CMHC

first_imgTORONTO – The country’s real estate market may be taking a breather, but a new survey suggests the vast majority of recent homebuyers are maxing out their budgets to purchase their first homes.In its annual mortgage consumer study, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. found that 85 per cent of first-time buyers reported spending the most they could afford on their property.Despite this, 76 per cent say they were still confident that they would be able to make their monthly mortgage payments.Sixty per cent of first-timers and 69 per cent of repeat buyers reported having “sufficient assets” such as investments or other properties to help them if they were to run into financial trouble with their mortgage.The federal housing agency, which has been conducting the survey since 1999, says housing affordability continues to be the most important factor cited among first-time and repeat homebuyers, when compared to other factors such as a property’s neighbourhood, proximity to work and condition.More than half of those concerned say their top worries included unforeseen costs, paying too much for their home and rising interest rates.The Bank of Canada has raised its key interest rate target four times to 1.5 per cent since July 2017. It is widely anticipated that the central bank will announce another hike at its next meeting on Oct. 24.Some housing markets across the country have already been feeling the cooling effects of higher interest rates coupled with some recently introduced measures like the new mortgage stress test and a 15 per cent foreign buyer tax in Ontario.Earlier this week, the Canadian Real Estate Association reported that national home sales fell for the first time in five months in September amid weakening markets in Vancouver and Toronto.Despite prices also flattening, the outlook on the national real estate market remains positive.The CMHC survey found that 80 per cent of homebuyers polled still believe that buying property is a good long-term financial investment. Sixty-six per cent believed their home value would increase within the next 12 months.The online survey, which was conducted in April, polled more than 4,000 Canadians who became mortgage consumers in the last year.The polling industry’s professional body, the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association, says online surveys cannot be assigned a margin of error as they are not a random sample and therefore are not necessarily representative of the whole population.Follow @LindaNguyenTO on Twitter.last_img read more

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Fort St John RCMP on the search for wanted person

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John RCMP are currently searching for a wanted person following an incident of flight from police.According to RCMP, on the afternoon of August 14 at around 3:00 p.m., officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a dark coloured pickup, where the alleged driver, 30-year-old Gavin Davis who is well known to police, refused to stop and fled at a high rate of speed.As a result of this incident, RCMP have issued five arrest warrants for Davis varying from Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle to Driving without a valid driver’s licence. Davis is described as:Indigenous man5’8’’ tall, weighing 230 poundsblack hairbrown eyesThe RCMP say Davis is considered armed and dangerous, and should not be approached.If you see Davis, you are being asked to call 9-1-1 immediately.last_img read more

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Model Talk Why The Raptors Have A Real Chance

Embed Code More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed FiveThirtyEight Toronto surprised some sports fans by winning the Eastern Conference over the Milwaukee Bucks — but the FiveThirtyEight NBA predictions model had given the Raptors the edge in that series. As of our taping, our model also had the Raptors as favorites to win the NBA Finals over the defending champions, the Golden State Warriors. By contrast, most analysts — and the Vegas betting markets — are heavily favoring the Warriors. Nate Silver, FiveThirtyEight’s editor in chief, sits down with the Hot Takedown team for the pod’s first edition of Model Talk! Why does our model seem to love the Raptors, and how much are injuries affecting the projections?Another championship taking place this week is the Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham. We’ll unpack Tottenham’s statistically improbable path to the final and whether its underdog status might be a good luck charm after all. Then our Rabbit Hole launches into the forgotten world of Starting Lineup figurines.What we’re looking at this week:Obviously, all eyes are on our NBA predictions.In advance of the Champions League final, Simon Gleave of Gracenote walks us through some of the most statistically dramatic twists and turns of the tournament.Nostalgic for those Starting Lineup figurines? Your best answer might be eBay. read more

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Home Is Where The Hot March Madness Tickets Are

Saturday248.45136.402,825 There are eight cities hosting March Madness games this weekend, but none with ticket sales hotter than Louisville, Ky.; Omaha, Neb.; and Seattle. That’s what happens when NCAA tournament games are basically home games.The demand for tickets there shows how valuable ostensible home games are to ticket sellers, if not to fairness lovers. Kentucky, Kansas and Gonzaga — the first or second highest-ranked teams facing off in the hot-ticket cities — all play their home games less than 300 miles from their tournament host cities. Omaha gets a double dip of local teams, with No. 7 Wichita State playing there as well.To get the list, I used data provided by two online ticket marketplaces, ScoreBig and SeatGeek. Connor Gregoire, a SeatGeek spokesman, sent data based on sales made via the site’s ticket search engine. Alison Burnham, vice president of pricing and analytics for ScoreBig, sent data for tickets available on her site and elsewhere on the secondary market.I compared average prices for top-tier seats, and, separately, for the cheap seats. Also, some sessions are more attractive than others — people would rather go to a weekend session than one during the week, probably both because of the convenience and because weekend sessions tend to feature tighter games. In addition, weeknights beat weekdays, and Fridays beat Thursdays, perhaps because it’s easier to travel without taking two days off work. Since 2011, Friday afternoon sessions have averaged 19 percent higher prices for the best seats, 30 percent higher prices for the cheaper seats and 26 percent more sales on SeatGeek. Check out FiveThirtyEight’s March Madness predictions. Thursday afternoon$131.95$67.802,175 Friday afternoon156.7588.052,740 Thursday evening163.0087.552,235 SESSIONLOWER SEATSUPPER SEATSTICKETS SOLD Sunday233.70130.752,760 So I compared apples to apples: How did Thursday afternoon sessions, for instance, compare to average prices for that session this year?After controlling for variables unrelated to which teams were playing, Louisville was clearly the hottest ticket among the four cities holding Thursday/Saturday sessions. Omaha and Seattle were the Friday/Sunday winners.1Venues sell four types of tickets: For each of the two round-of-64 sessions, for the single round-of-32 session, and for all three sessions combined. In each host city, I looked at ticket demand for each of the four ticket types in three ways: prices of more-expensive seats, prices of cheap seats and volume of ticket sales. That’s 12 points of comparison in all. Louisville and Omaha were above average in 11 of the 12 categories for their sessions. Seattle was above average in every ticket-price category, though below average in three of the four ticket-sale-volume categories. The ScoreBig data, used as a reality check, was similar, with Pittsburgh also making a strong showing.From a last-minute ticket-buyer’s perspective, the main question might be, how much is the least I can pay to get in? To answer that question, SeatGeek sent along daily figures for the ticket at the fifth percentile of listing prices for each session. Even these seats, some of the cheapest available, have stayed expensive for the round-of-64 sessions that feature quasi-home teams in Louisville, Omaha and Seattle. But for other sessions, prices have fallen. For instance, on Wednesday, tickets to the Thursday afternoon session in Louisville — the one that featured four teams not named Kentucky — could be had for just $14. Friday evening186.25107.952,375 read more

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Ohio State baseball to host midweek clash with Cincinnati

OSU junior left fielder Ronnie Dawson lays down a bunt during a game against Morehead State at Bill Davis Stadium on April 13. OSU won 7-3. Credit: Muyao Shen | Assistant Photo EditorFresh off its first Big Ten series victory of the 2016 season over Rutgers last weekend, the Ohio State baseball team (23-12-1, 4-5-0) is set to host the Cincinnati Bearcats (18-19) on Tuesday in a midweek meeting between in-state foes. The two teams faced each other a season ago, when OSU claimed a 6-0 victory behind a strong outing from then-redshirt freshman Adam Niemeyer. OSU coach Greg Beals will try to duplicate that performance by again sending a rookie pitcher to the mound, this time being Ryan Feltner in a controlled start against a to-be-determined Bearcat.   The Scarlet and Gray, who are 14-2 at home this season, will be hoping to continue their dominance over visiting opponents with another win against the Bearcats. Scouting the BearcatsDespite losing three of its last five games, Cincinnati enters Tuesday’s game leading the American Athletic Conference. The Bearcats, however, are visiting with momentum behind them, as they won two of three games against conference foe Tulane over the weekend. Games outside of the Queen City have not been friendly for the Bearcats. In road or neutral contests, they have a combined travel record of 4-15. Cincinnati, statistically, is one of the worst hitting teams in all of Division I. Its team average of .239 ranks 267th of 295 teams. But the Bearcats have been able to produce some big runs courtesy of the long ball. Cincinnati has blasted 25 homers this season, good enough for third in the AAC. The Bearcats are led at the plate by the performance of redshirt sophomore infielder Connor McVey. The Mason, Ohio, native has been clawing away at the baseball with a .301 average, including a team-leading 10 doubles and 21 stolen bases. Cincinnati also has exceptional team speed along the base paths, having swiped 63 of 82 attempted bases to lead its conference. Buckeye bombsThe Buckeyes, in large part, have been powered by two things: controlled pitching and striking the long ball. OSU has already hit a Big Ten-leading 38 home runs, including a team-leading nine from newly converted first baseman Jacob Bosiokovic. The move of Bosiokovic, a redshirt junior, from the outfield has allowed for more versatility in the OSU lineup defensively and is aimed at increasing the production at the plate for the bottom of the lineup. With the lineup switch, senior second baseman L Grant Davis moves into a utility role, senior infielder Troy Kuhn takes over at second, and sophomore Tre’ Gantt takes over for Bosiokovic in right field. In total, OSU has four players with six or more homers, including junior center fielder Troy Montgomery and senior third baseman Nick Sergakis, who both have seven. In four games last week, the pair each tallied two homers, providing OSU with a much-needed spark to an offense that has been cooling down over recent weeks. Exceeding expectations Coming into this season, OSU’s pitching staff had several question marks surrounding the roles in the bullpen. Now, just past the halfway mark of the season, it would be safe to say the Buckeyes’ bullpen has performed well, outside of a disastrous two-blown-save series against Maryland. Redshirt sophomore closer Yianni Pavlopoulos is in a three-way tie for the lead in the Big Ten with eight saves, while relievers Daulton Mosbarger, Seth Kinker and Michael Horejsei all have ERAs south of 2.50. Perhaps most impressively, the Buckeye pitching staff leads the Big Ten with 296 punch-outs. On Tuesday, OSU will have to lean on its bullpen again, as Feltner will be on the hill on short rest after pitching the last three innings during Friday’s 7-4 loss to Rutgers.  The game against Cincinnati is set to begin at 6:35 p.m. read more

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Football Notebook Changing season changing role players for the Buckeyes

Replacing Chris “Beanie” WellsOne question in everyone’s mind going into this season was how the Buckeyes were going to make up for losing one of the strongest running backs in college football, “Beanie” Wells. But, in their season opener against Navy, two backs paired up for quite the punch against the midshipmen defense. Dan Herron and Brandon Saine combined for 125 rushing yards. Herron had 17 carries for 72 yards and a touchdown. Saine averaged 5.9 yards on nine carries with a 14-yard carry in the second quarter while backup quarterback Joe Bauserman struggled to make a drive. Just two plays later, Saine connected with Bauserman for 13 yards and then carried the ball two more yards for a first down. “It felt really good you know,” Saine said. “I felt like I did what I needed to do out there. I might not have been able to score a touchdown or anything, but I feel like I contributed.” Defense struggles early, but finishes strongEarly on in the game, it looked as if the Buckeye defense was struggling to control the unique Navy offense. On their first possession, Navy had a seven-minute drive that consisted of 15 plays mostly on the ground for 80 yards and a 16-yard touchdown run by quarterback Ricky Dobbs. “We knew coming into this game that they were going to be a lot faster and we felt we needed to execute that first series so we were a little disappointed coming off the field after that first series knowing we had to step it up,” said Kurt Coleman, senior safety and OSU captain. But, it was the defense that eventually saved the day, stopping a two-point conversion with minutes left in the game, when Brian Rolle intercepted a pass from Dobbs and ran it back gaining two points for the Buckeyes. Captains excel and lead in openerThe three defensive captains combined for 13 tackles in the opener against Navy. Coleman forced a fumble in the fourth quarter when Navy was on second down with seven yards to go. Fellow captain, senior defensive lineman Doug Worthington was able to recover that fumble and the two set the offense up for a touchdown drive to put the Buckeyes up 29-14. Duron Carter makes a dazzling debut True freshman wide receiver Duron Carter, son of OSU alum Cris Carter, made his debut as a Buckeye yesterday. Carter played most of the game after sophomore DeVier Posey left with a minor ankle injury. Carter ranked third in the receiving stats for Ohio State with three receptions for 21 yards. “Little Carter was great. He caught a lot of balls and he looked awesome out there as well as a lot of other guys,” Worthington said of the young player. “I’m proud of a lot of guys stepping up, they looked great.” Carter said that he felt really comfortable on the big stage in front of a record of 105,092 fans on opening day. “It feels great. A lot of freshman receivers have started out their career great and hopefully I can be the next one and just step up during the on-coming weeks,” Carter said. Ohio State still having trouble closing in the red zone The Navy defense forced the Buckeyes to settle for a field goal on three separate occasions in the first, second and fourth quarters. And there probably should have been a fourth when instead of kicking, Tressel decided to go for it on fourth-and-one on the 15-yard line late in the fourth quarter. Despite Aaron Pettrey’s success, making good on a 23-yard, 25-yard and 52-yard field goal, it makes one wonder why they couldn’t push the ball into the end zone on four different occasions. “Those are the ones we had trouble with a year ago, the ones that started between the eight and the 10, so do you leave a little disappointed?” coach Jim Tressel asked himself. “Yeah, because you want to score touchdowns.” Ohio State didn’t exactly deliver what everyone had hoped they would in the season opener against Navy, in which they pulled off a shaky 31-27 victory over the Midshipmen. With a lot of young and inexperienced players stepping into the starting roles this season, it was uncertain who would make an impact, and how they would make an impact. With yesterday’s game against Navy under their belts, the Buckeyes cleared the fog a little as to who will be making headlines this season. read more

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Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller mum on football future until after Orange

Junior quarterback Braxton Miller (5) carries the ball during the Big Ten Championship game against Michigan State Dec. 7 in Indianapolis. OSU lost, 34-24. Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorOhio State junior quarterback Braxton Miller said he is going to wait until after the Buckeyes play in the Orange Bowl against Clemson to decide whether or not he will leave early for the NFL Draft.“I’m just focusing on getting better myself as an individual and getting the team ready and making sure I’m in the film room taking care of my business,” Miller said Wednesday.However, OSU’s signal caller feels he is prepared to play at the next level.“Oh, yeah. Of course, yeah. Definitely. Just like (when) I came from high school. (The) coaches (are) going to get you mentally ready for everything that you need to get ready for,” Miller said. “It’s another step in life.”OSU coach Urban Meyer said he will wait until after the season is complete before talking with players who could leave early about their future. He would not go into detail about what kind of advice he would give his star quarterback when that time comes though.“That’s between me and Braxton,” Meyer said Monday.Miller, who was named the Big Ten’s offensive player of the year for the second straight season Dec. 3, threw for 1,860 yards and 22 touchdowns with just five interceptions despite missing more than two games when he went down with a sprained MCL in his left knee against San Diego State Sept. 7. He also ran for 1,033 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2013.No. 7 OSU (12-1, 8-1) is set to play No. 12 Clemson (10-2, 7-1) in the Discover Orange Bowl Jan. 3. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. read more

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Fekir to stay at Lyon

first_imgLiverpool and Real Madrid target Nabil Fekir is likely to stay at Lyon, says Aulas.Having seen his move to English side Liverpool at the start of the transfer window breakdown, Lyon president Jean Michel Aulas is confident the player will stay at the club this season.Aulas has maintained his belief that he expects his star player to play an integral part in the club’s Ligue 1 and Champions League campaign this season.Fekir was one of the standout players for Olympique Lyonnais last season drawing a lot of attention from Europe’s premier sides. His performances at club level led to him being included in France’s 23 man squad to Russia for the World Cup.The French wide-playmaker was expected to complete a £60million move to Liverpool before the start of the World Cup but the move fell through as the Merseyside club cited knee issues during his medical.Nabil FekirFekir says Liverpool lied about his injury Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to Nabil Fekir Liverpool lied about his knee injury and that’s why the proposed move to the Reds fell apart.Whilst Liverpool aren’t the only club interested in his services, Aulas now intends to keep his star player at the club.“I think Nabil will be at OL next season,” he explained to RMC Sport on Saturday.“I have a very good relationship with all my players, so I gave him the chance to join his dream club Liverpool.”“We gave Tolisso and Umtiti the same opportunities as well, Nabil is our captain and the coach’s prerogative is that we keep him at the club for next season.”last_img read more

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CWC18 Al Ain wants to be a great host

first_imgThe Emirati club is playing for the first time in the FIFA Club World Cup and they hope to get far in the tournamentUnited Arab Emirates’ club Al Ain is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and they want to do it with style.The team will take part in the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup which starts on Wednesday, December 12.Known as The Boss, this team is based in the city of Al-Ain in the United Arab Emirates.The club was founded in 1968 and is celebrating its 50 anniversary this year.With 34 official championships, Al-Ain is one of the biggest clubs in the Emirates, having won the local tournament 13 times.videoOFFICIAL: Qatar will host the next two Club World Cups Manuel R. Medina – June 3, 2019 FIFA has announced today that the next two competitions will be played as planned, after meeting today in Paris.They have only won the AFC Champions League once.Being the local team, they will surely be well-supported during their 2018 FIFA Club World Cup participation.Like all hosts, they will battle for a ticket to the Quarter-Finals in the Playoff match against New Zealand’s Team Wellington on December 12th.#CWC18: Get to know @alainfcae_en – The Emirati club is playing for the first time in the @ClubWorldCups and they hope to get far in the tournament. pic.twitter.com/YCrwaKfNvc— Ronaldo.com (@ronaldocomint) December 8, 2018last_img read more

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James Milners perfect response to Liverpools title battle angst

first_imgLiverpool midfielder James Milner believes they should be relishing being on top of the Premier League rather than dwelling on the threat from their rivals.Jurgen Klopp’s side have somewhat dropped off in form since the start of the new year with just two wins in five league outings.1-1 draws against both Leicester City and West Ham United have left Liverpool particularly vulnerable now with Manchester City just three points away from snatching top spot.The Citizens will have the opportunity to do that in tonight’s trip to Goodison Park to take on Liverpool’s Merseyside rivals Everton.But Milner believes Liverpool shouldn’t be worried over the pressure of being the league leaders at this stage of the campaign.“Concerned about being top of the league in February? No, I’m happy!” Milner told Liverpool Echo.“We’re clear at the top of the league in February. There is a long way to go, a lot of games, tough games. We have just got to keep going.“If someone said we’d be three points clear at this stage of the season you’d have taken it.“There were people saying at the start of the season that Man City are the best team the Premier League has ever seen and stuff like that, so just to be close to them is good for us.“Playing for relegation and livelihoods and people’s jobs, that’s pressure. Being at the top of the table, we should be enjoying it.”The former England international, who has won the Premier League twice at City, accepts that changes at the top of the table are likely.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.Therefore, Milner believes Liverpool should just try to enjoy their lead and remain focused on themselves rather than on their rivals.“We’ve got to keep going and try and enjoy it,” he added. “There’s nearly a third of the season to go, such a long way.“I’ve been fortunate enough to win titles, I’ve been unfortunate enough to get relegated as well. I’ve experienced it, and these are the times you should be enjoying.“It wouldn’t surprise me if the league lead changes hands a couple of times before the end of the season.“We’ve just got to take care of our business. The last couple of games, we haven’t played well but we’re still picking up points.“That’s the positive side, we’re not losing games. There’s plenty we can improve on which is nice to know.”The Reds will be back in action on Saturday at home to Bournemouth in the Premier League.A point gained. Thanks to the travelling support – let’s push on together 💪🏻🔴 #YNWA pic.twitter.com/NiTclhIT5V— James Milner (@JamesMilner) February 4, 2019last_img read more

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Paul Walker of Fast Furious Paul Crouch of TBN passes away

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThe Fast & the Furious fans worldwide have being mourning the death of one of the franchise’s stars, Paul Walker who plays “Brian O’Conner ” in the movies. In a sort of twisted irony, the actor and his friend died in a movie-like car crash in California while he was on his way to a charity event to aid Filipino victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Reports are that the Porsche GT Walker was driving flew off the road, slammed into a tree then burst into flames. Officials say speed is a factor. The final Fast & Furious sequel will open in June 2014. Walker was 40 years old. Also passing away over the weekend, another Paul… founder of TBN, Trinity Broadcasting Network Paul Crouch. Crouch had been suffering a degenerative heart disease for years now and was known for his love of shouting praise the lord. TBN is the world’s largest Christian television network. Paul Couch was 79 years old. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

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CONCHETITION 2014

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Delano Williams judges Conch Fest; Kalooki’s, Mr. Grouper & Pavillion big winners Related Items:Bay Bistro, Bugaloo’s Conch Crawl, Chef Evans, conch cuisine, Conch Shack, conch-e-tition, Crackpot Kitchen, Danny Buoys, dudley stokes, erica hammond, Fresh Catch, Johnwoo Richardson, Kalooki’s, mr. grouper, Octavio Neto, Opus, Pelican Bay, Ricardo Daley-Diaz, Seaside Café, Seven, Somerset Pavillion TCI Community College-Provo, Toni Anne Thomas Hurricane Irma causes major damage and destruction in TCI Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 28 Nov 2014 – At this year’s CONCH-E-TITION, will have a thrilling panel judges…the former WWE Diva Erika Hammond from the USA, the founder of the Jamaican Bobsled team Dudley “Tal” Stokes, Providenciales, Roberta Novas Yoshida, Vice President of Grupo Radar, Brazil; Alain Peter Arthur, Executive Producer of Caribbean Vibrations TV-Canada; Yvonne Rankine-Drum, Customer Service Manager, InterCaribbean Airways, Providenciales andRalph Patrick, Accountant, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Providenciales. There will also be some other overseas invited guests….Octavio Neto, a Publicist and Journalist of Grupo Radar, Brazil; Toni Anne Thomas, Television and Filming Expert from Canada, Ricardo Daley-Diaz, Director of Photography for Caribbean Vibrations TV-Canada and Johnwoo Richardson, Caribbean Vibrations TV-Canada.The Conch cuisine competitors includes last year’s champion, Hemmingways, Hole In The Wall, new restaurant on the block…Kalooki’s, Fresh Catch, Conch Shack, Pelican Bay, Opus, Crackpot Kitchen, Chef Evans, Mr. Grouper, Bay Bistro, Seven, Seaside Café, Bugaloo’s Conch Crawl, Somerset Pavillion TCI Community College-Provo, Danny Buoys and Grandma’s Boy Kitchen & Catering. The home kitchen is Lil’ Chefs.A ticket costing of $25 entitles attendees to a tasting of every conch dish in the competition. A Grand Champion will be decided by popular vote of all attendees who return a completed ballot. There will also be prizes for winning chefs in each of three categories: Conch Salad, Conch Chowder, and Specialty Conch. Rain continues, flooding stops business as usuallast_img read more

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Citizens Arrest Jimbalaya turns robber over to Police

first_img ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 22, 2017 – Residents tired of the crime are increasingly taking matters into their own hands; the latest report of an arrest of a known robber came last night and it was caught on camera.A Popular lounge owner was robbed, had video surveillance which clearly showed the face of that culprit as he unwittingly looked directly into the camera and revealed to the owner a face, he recognized.   After calling the police, according to the cell phone video, and waiting an hour, he says, that businessman decided to go and get the man on the video himself.Colin Williams, better known as Jimbalaya is seen manhandling the alleged suspect, trying to tie him to a steel bar door and eventually turning the man over to two police officers.  Photos of what his security cameras caught are in circulation; and it does appear to be the exact same man from the security footage in that cell phone video in the citizens’ arrest.   It was a relatively smooth arrest by Jimbalaya at his Kew Town bar; Police took over and led the man away in handcuffs.Residents are hoping that charges can stick and this suspect, once found guilty can be locked away and off the streets.  Reports are that crime has decreased in the TCI, but brazen home invasions and armed attacks appear to be more frequent and certainly are more violent.Police confirmed late today that they still have that man caught by Jimbalaya in custody.#MagneticMediaNews Recommended for you Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

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Family supporters of Aleah Jenkins held press conference

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Aleah Jenkins went into medical distress after being arrested by San Diego Police for a misdemeanor warrant on Tuesday, November 27, 2018.Aleah was subsequently hospitalized with a traumatic brain injury and died one week later after being removed from life support.Aleah’s mother, Keiala Jenkins, viewed officers’ body camera footage on Wednesday, December 12th; the unedited video was released on March 8th; the edited Medical Examiner’s (ME) report was released on March 22nd. Family, supporters of Aleah Jenkins held press conference KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter March 28, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Posted: March 28, 2019last_img read more

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Hanley Wood RCD Form Alliance

first_imgConstruction publishers Hanley Wood and Reed Construction Data have announced an alliance that they say integrates content from RCD’s construction product directory, SmartBuilding Index, with information available through several of Hanley Wood’s Web and tradeshow channels. The aim, they say, is to leverage those existing products, audiences and customer relationships to deliver “the most comprehensive, data and content rich directories in the commercial construction marketplace.”Hanley Wood CEO Frank Anton tells FOLIO: that the alliance came about following two meetings he had earlier this year with RCD CEO Iain Melville. “Those two meetings made it clear that RCD had significant information assets but limited ability to distribute them to architects while Hanley Wood had distribution but little or none of the product info that RCD collected as a matter of course,” he says. “That finding suggested a deal was possible, and we struck a deal that will in effect create an online directory of commercial building products that will reside on Hanley Wood as well as RCD sites.”Anton says both companies will sell advertising and sponsorships, and that there is a revenue sharing component to the deal.Reed Construction Data is owned by Reed Business Information, which over the last several months divested nearly all of its magazine publishing assets, except for RCD and Variety. Anton said the alliance does not mark an initial step toward Hanley Wood acquiring RCD from RBI. RCD’s Melville could not be immediately reached for comment.last_img read more

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National Journal Swaps Subscriptions for Membership Model

first_imgIn a letter to readers earlier this month, Atlantic Media owner and chairman David Bradley outlined an upcoming membership service for the National Journal Group that will supplant its existing subscription model. Membership with the Group will be at an annual fixed price and include access to all of its products as well as some new services.Bradley’s memo, as initially reported by Politico–a competitor of National Journal–and announced today by Atlantic Media, wanders through a review of his career highlights–mostly to set up the premise of National Journal’s new membership model. Bradley’s first company was a market research firm, he explains, and here he learned a valuable lesson: “Our work for clients-our work for banks in particular-taught us an insight wholly unexpected: the force of membership.”Fast forward to the present and Bradley notes that the National Journal Group is now beset by a number of competing brands. “Is there any major media company or sudden start-up not practicing Washington journalism?”Now, after a “multimillion dollar investment,” and as a way to differentiate itself from those competitors, the National Journal Group is moving to a membership service inspired by Bradley’s first company. “I would like to convert our purpose from cross-selling new publications to the membership ethic of unlimited service to our readers,” he says in the letter. The move is not one made out of urgency-Bradley notes the National Journal is producing its second highest income in 40 years–but rather one that attempts to make the brand more than just a news and analysis content engine. National Journal has a paid circ of about 15,000. Supporting the model are some very generous membership “ethics” that Bradley outlines in the memo. Aside from referring to subscribers as members, The National Journal Group will allow one membership to extend to an organization’s entire employee base and each member has access to every product. Also, there is a name-your-price loophole for members that think the fee is too high, and organizations can simply stop paying their membership fee when budgets are tight. “We are pleased to continue organizations as members without any charge for as long as their budgets require,” says Bradley. With the new membership structure come new services, including new bite-sized briefing products, annual research reports and member summits. The model does away with the costs behind individual product marketing and audience development as well as cross-selling efforts, greatly simplifying access, but the squishy fee structure, conversion success and positioning to advertisers are big questions. When contacted, Justin Smith, Atlantic Media’s president, declined to offer specifics on the membership fees, noting that the group is still in discussions with subscribers on the new pricing structure. Smith says the new model has been under consideration since earlier this year. “We’ve spent the last several months surveying our customers and identifying their unmet needs. We decided earlier this year that we could better serve them through a membership program that would provide them access to all of our journalism plus an enriched suite of information, briefings, and best-practices research compiled by a new, independent research staff-and other tools designed to meet the specific needs of public policy professionals.” As for conversion rates, Smith would only say that the response has been “very positive,” and declined to say if current subscribers automatically converted to the new membership model. “We will be talking this through with our subscribers over the next few months. We want those conversations to take place first before discussing the details publicly.”last_img read more

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Microsoft tests 50person Skype calls

first_img $59 at eBay Share your voice 40 Photos See all the best laptops from CES 2019 HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Comment Microsoft Microsoft rolled out a new version of Skype to its Insider Preview program this week that expands the maximum number of people on a call from 25 to 50, as well as making audible notifications optional, for all platforms.According to the update note, “When you start a call in these large groups, it will send a notification instead of ringing all the members, to not interrupt those who can’t join. With this update you will also see that the audio and video buttons are now enabled in these larger groups.”If you think 50 people sounds like horribly large number of video-call participants, you probably don’t work for a big corporation. Competitor Zoom, which has rapidly gained on Microsoft for videoconferencing software and services, can already conference 100 people — 500 with an extra-cost add-on. Sarah Tew/CNET CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Read DJI Osmo Action preview Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) See It Boost Mobile Share your voice TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Angela Lang/CNET $299 at Amazon $6 at Tidal Sarah Tew/CNET Turo $999 The Cheapskate See at Amazon $999 $520 at HP See it Comments Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). See It Apple iPhone XS Sarah Tew/CNET Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Tags See It Microsoft Skype,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Chris Monroe/CNET Mobile Apps Internet Servicescenter_img Read the AirPods review $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Read Google Home Hub review JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Read the Rylo camera preview Turo: Save $30 on any car rental $155 at Google Express Best Buy $999 Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Amazon Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $999 Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. $210 at Best Buy An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Sarah Tew/CNET Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Rylo 1 $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) 7 Tags Sprint See at Turo $60 at Best Buy Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners.last_img read more

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Star Wars Galaxys Edge Everything you need to know about Disneys newest

first_img TV and Movies Inside the Disney Play app, you’ll be able to interact with various pieces within Star Wars land, including droids and rides. Disney Parks/composite by CNET This month Disney cast member previews began. While no phones were allowed inside the newest land, photos of merch and food and other items people left the park with can be found across social media (on Instagram especially). But first: yes the Millenium Falcon is the real deal! It’s a life size replica and it’s 100% true to life. #fangasm pic.twitter.com/uPs2cr9lNS— Vane Hand Orellana (@VaneHand) May 30, 2019 Star Wars land: Everything we saw at Disneyland’s Galaxy’s Edge Here’s your first look at the new guidemap for @Disneyland park with #StarWars: #GalaxysEdge! https://t.co/W5bl15JYxC pic.twitter.com/KOF1ol4slO— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) May 24, 2019 Originally published July 6, 2018.Update, May 29, 2019: Adds Galaxy’s Edge first impressions. Summary of Smugglers Run: Star Tours on steroids. More intimate, better props and graphics, but I missed the comedic relief of R3X . Plus it went by super lightning fast 😉 pic.twitter.com/X0EB6o0h4X— Vane Hand Orellana (@VaneHand) May 30, 2019 Any of these the droids you’re looking for? #galaxysedge pic.twitter.com/yIUqcE1T1K— Vane Hand Orellana (@VaneHand) May 30, 2019 What Disney’s Star Wars land and hotel will look like 15:04 Disney’s Star Wars land food: Everything to eat and drink in Galaxy’s Edge Reservations for attractions are not typical for Disney, but this is not a typical theme park experience. The actors, shops, food and rides are all designed to create the illusion you really are on another planet in this fantasy universe, set in a time between The Last Jedi and the upcoming Episode 9.Order drinks in the cantina and you may tangle with a bounty hunter. Adopt a Loth-cat in the marketplace. Make choices that benefit the light or dark side. Seek out a craftsman to help you build your own lightsaber. Help rescue rebel fighters as you dodge blaster fire and fly the Millennium Falcon.Which, according to our colleague is *without comparison*. Now playing: Watch this: Target Disney Canon Star Wars 22 Photos But only one ride at Disneyland — the Millennium Falcon flight simulator attraction — will be open at launch. The second, more ambitious headline attraction called Rise of the Resistance will be opening later in 2019 in phase two, but no specific date has been announced yet.Disney says no reservations will be required for the Disney World version opening in August, but capacity will be limited. You can live inside your own Star Wars story starting this Friday at Disneyland when the new Galaxy’s Edge park opens to the public. But CNET’s Vanessa Hand Orellana got a sneak piece this week during Media Day. Her TL;DR review: Galaxy’s Edge will make every fan’s dream come true. We’ve added in some of her impressions below, but be sure to check out her full Star Wars land review for more in-depth opinions. Oga’s Cantina menu: Drink with bounty hunters Visitors to the local watering hole can order beer, wine and themed cocktails. Disney says menu items will be made with “exotic ingredients that use otherworldly methods, served in unique vessels.” When it opens, it’ll be the first time alcohol will be served to the general public at the Disneyland theme park. The bar is owned by an alien named Oga Garra, who’s described as running the establishment with a strict code of conduct to keep any unruly patrons in check. Disney storytellers say this is a popular stopping point for those seeking to avoid the authorities, so it’s sure to be colorful. The cantina may serve some shady galactic travelers, but it’s also family-friendly with items for kids and a selection of nonalcoholic drinks. The menu will include Blue Bantha, a glass of blue milk (which Luke Skywalker drank in A New Hope) topped with a cookie decorated with a bantha horn. There will be some light bar snacks, but this hangout is really just for refreshments.  As for entertainment, fans of Disney’s Star Tours ride may recognize the DJ. The droid R-3X, formerly known as Captain Rex of the original star-speeder simulator ride, has a new gig mixing beats at the cantina. Maybe he’ll be a better DJ than he is a pilot? Nerdist reports that he’ll be playing about a three-hour long show, and will be voiced by Paul Reubens (you know him as Pee-wee Herman), just like the droid from the original ride. grubThe transport shuttle docked on top of this hanger is a fast-casual restaurant. The chef moves from site to site, sort of like an intergalactic food truck. Disney Where’s the grub? Grab a bite outside the cantinaThe main stop for food will be a quick service restaurant at Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo, run by the former chef at Maz Kanata’s castle, Chef Strono “Cookie” Tuggs. After the First Order wrecked the castle, he now runs this traveling kitchen with a menu full of fun names: braised Shaak roast (beef pot roast), Endorian tip-yip (chicken), Ithorian garden loaf (vegan meatloaf), Kaadu ribs (smoked country sticky pork ribs), and Burra fish (well… fish). Over at Ronto Roasters, exotic meats are turned over a roaring fire — cooked by a recycled podracing engine — as a former smelter droid watches over the food. On the menu is a roasted pork wrap served in a pita, and sweet or spicy turkey jerky. rontoroastersEven the Coke products will be in a different language. (Don’t worry, they’re still pretty recognizable.) Disney A milk stand will offer farm-fresh blue or green milk, direct from Bubo Wamba Family Farms. It’s described as being a frozen drink with the texture of a smoothie or milkshake. Blue tastes like berry, green will have a tropical flavor. And as it turns out, the “milk” is actually nondairy. And if you just need a little snack, Kat Saka’s Kettle is a market stall that’ll have an Outpost Mix of sweet and salty popcorn with a hint of spice that turns the snack red and purple.  What’s the story behind Galaxy’s Edge? Walt Disney Imagineering and Lucasfilm teamed up to create a whole new planet and backstory for the themed land. At Galaxy’s Edge, guests are on the planet Batuu in an area called the Black Spire Outpost. It’s a crossroads for travelers, adventurers and smugglers in the Outer Rim region of space. The story of the land is set between the movies of The Last Jedi and Episode 9, according to Entertainment Weekly. d23-2017-star-wars-land-model30Disney’s model of the new land, set in a village called the Black Spire Outpost on the planet Batuu. Disney Disney describes it as a haven for the galaxy’s most colorful and notorious characters, and a place to avoid the expanding reach of the First Order — the evil faction headed by Snoke and Kylo Ren from the latest films. The unique spires of the land are the petrified remains of ancient trees. The most notable is called the Black Spire, a landmark for travelers to use as a meeting point.  Is Batuu in any other Star Wars stories? The planet was invented for the theme parks, but it’s now being woven into other Star Wars stories as canon. The novel Thrawn: Alliances makes reference to Batuu. And the Black Spire also got a brief mention in the movie Solo: A Star Wars Story, when the droid L3-37 tells Lando Calrissian he couldn’t find the Black Spire without her. ride1Enlarge ImageConcept art for Rise of the Resistance, where guests have to escape a battle with First Order Stormtroopers Disney What about the rides? There’ll be two rides, revealed to be Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. In Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, you’ll find yourself in the middle of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance. Guests step aboard a Resistance troop transport ship, but you’re soon captured by a Star Destroyer. Now comes the great escape. The ride vehicle holds eight guests and is designed to look like a small transport vehicle used by the First Order.  The trackless vehicle moves in different ways, taking guests past a 100-foot space window, with rows of stormtroopers getting orders from First Order officers. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – Star Wars: Rise of the ResistanceDisney guests will traverse the corridors of a Star Destroyer on the ride Rise of the Resistance and face off with Kylo Ren. Disney At one point in the ride, guests leave the vehicle to walk into a detention cell, awaiting a visit from Kylo Ren. And movie heroes Rey, Poe and Finn will appear throughout the ride.  Disney is building two giant AT-AT walkers for this attraction. Disney’s Imagineers described it as the most epic attraction ever designed. ride2Enlarge ImageConcept art for the Millennium Falcon ride. You get to pilot Han Solo’s famous ship — and your performance not only affects the outcome, but also your interactions outside the ride. Disney Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run is essentially a Millennium Falcon flight simulator. Riders will be flying Han Solo’s famous ship, flipping switches and shooting blasters — controlling it all themselves. Disney is working with Nvidia to develop new technology that can render graphics for the ride in real time.falconGuests walk inside the Falcon on their way to experience the ride. (And of course everyone will want a photo right here.) Disney Your performance on the Millennium Falcon will affect the ending. It’s essentially a giant video game. In this six-person cockpit, take your seat as a driver, gunner or engineer. Your performance matters — better hit those buttons and levers at the right time. Perform with skill and you’ll get rewarded. Bring the ship in banged up and you could be put on the list of a bounty hunter named Harko — and it may mean trouble if you show your face at the local cantina. Actions on the ride can follow you as you walk through the land. So… here’s the deal, I wasn’t allowed to shoot inside the cockpit, but I got to fly the Millenium Falcon as part of the Smugglers Run ride. So take my word for it. #GalaxysEdge #disneyland— Vane Hand Orellana (@VaneHand) May 30, 2019 Unlock secrets of Batuu with an app The Play Disney Parks app will be incorporated throughout the land, giving guests the ability to unlock more story about the land around them. The app, which first launched for the opening of Toy Story Land in Florida, will interact with physical objects. Help the Resistance by “hacking” the First Order’s surveillance boxes embedded in the walls around the town. Or maybe you want to be working for the First Order by reactivating the sensors other guests have tampered with. As EW details, a translation feature in the app will help you understand characters that speak in their native alien language, or scan the foreign text carved into walls and stone. The app will have plenty to keep you busy while you’re waiting in those long lines. Maybe you’ll tune into a secret broadcast transmitted by the Resistance, First Order or an underworld gang.  Guests will also have the option to take a “job” and sign up to help the light or dark side — or maybe go rogue and play both sides, interacting with characters around the village. Will there be famous Star Wars characters? Although this is a whole new storyline to the franchise, some popular characters do make appearances at Batuu. Disney confirmed guests will see Chewbacca, BB-8 and Nein Nunb, a rebel alliance pilot from Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.screen-shot-2019-03-01-at-10-11-58-amSpace pirate Hondo Ohnaka, from Star War Rebels, is one of the most advanced audio-animatronics Disney has ever built. Disney Imagineering One of the star audio-animatronic robots will be Hondo Ohnaka, a pirate from Star Wars Rebels. You’ll find him in the Smuggler’s Run attraction. It’s one of the most advanced animatronic characters Disney built, and Popular Mechanics got the story behind its creation.Hidden references will be found all around. Visit the dingy bathroom water fountains and you just may spot a dianoga in the pipes (that eyeball creature from the Death Star garbage compactor in A New Hope), according to the Orlando Sentinel. What alien creatures will we meet? In the park you’ll find a creature stall where different beasts from the Star Wars franchise will come to life, some never seen before outside literature. One of the creatures is the Loth-cat from the Star Wars Rebels animated series. Disney’s creative team has said there will also be creatures you can adopt to take home. Tags Galaxy’s Edge from every angle: We take you along for… There are real power tools at these stations! Sadly though these little droids were not made from metal scraps 😔 just galactic plastic from what I could tell. But they’ll have a remote control and I’ve heard they’re pretty fast. #galaxysedge #disneyland pic.twitter.com/0QwgBqt0Jd— Vane Hand Orellana (@VaneHand) May 30, 2019 Through June 23, a Disneyland park ticket alone won’t get you in — guests will need to make a reservation to access the Star Wars section of the park. Unfortunately, direct reservations are now sold out, but guests staying at one of the three Disneyland Resort hotels during June can still potentially get a reservation to access Galaxy’s Edge. But starting June 24, there’s no reservation needed, just a regular park ticket.Stretching across 14 acres, this expansion to the current parks in Florida (opening at the end of August) and California will include a cantina serving alcoholic drinks, multiple shops and food stops, and two rides. Whether you have your reservations or not, at 8.30 p.m. PT tonight you can watch the live dedication ceremony right here from Disney Parks ahead of Friday’s public opening. Want a souvenir? This isn’t a typical gift shop All the shops have a theme as part of the Black Spire Outpost marketplace. Don’t count on finding items marked with big Disney branding. The main marketplace is run by a Toydarian, a species you may recall from The Phantom Menace. Several pieces of merchandise have been unveiled, including unique toys, droids and clothing. holocronsAt Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities, guests will find Holocrons, ancient repositories of wisdom. Disney Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities buys and sells rare items from across the galaxy, spanning all eras. If you want a custom, hand-built lightsaber, try to find a spot at Savi’s Workshop. Building a lightsaber is a 20-minute experience that can accommodate 14 people at a time, and includes a lesson on the ways of the Jedi. Over at The Droid Depot, guests can construct their own astromech droids, but it’s not just a trinket to take home. The droids can interact with other robots and characters in the land. Now that we’re just a few days from the official opening, Disney has been releasing more info on its social media channels with sneak peeks at guides, food and more. Plus, the Disney Play app has been updated with a look at the park layout and more in preparation for the interactive games that guests will play inside Galaxy’s Edge. 4 Share your voice A makeshift stall overseen by the Resistance will sell uniforms, pins, badges, hats, tools and other training supplies. But there’s also a spaceport hangar bay run by the First Order, where officers have brought in crates of gear, uniforms and other supplies to win the hearts and minds of visitors to the Black Spire Outpost. Every store has a story to tell. Black Spire Outfitters is where you go for clothing. The Creature Stall is where you can adopt a critter to take home. And The Jewels of Bith is a place to find accessories and other treasures.  How can I stay in the Star Wars hotel? Details are limited regarding the hotel, which Disney describes as a luxury resort. (In other words, better start saving up your galactic credits now.) Disney Parks Experiences and Consumer Products Chairman Bob Chapek said the resort will feel like a luxury starship, with high-end dining and space-view cabins. hotelroomConcept art for the Star Wars hotel. Guests are aboard a starship with windows looking out to space. Disney The resort is being built right next door to the Star Wars area in Florida, on the south side of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It’ll be seamlessly connected to Galaxy’s Edge, so guests can just spend their whole stay in this fantasy universe.  Disney calls this resort a “multiday adventure.” Insiders speculate that this may work like a cruise, with guests checking in on the same day to get everyone in sync with the same story line. But we’ve yet to learn exactly what activities guests can expect, how many rooms the hotel will have, what it’ll cost, or when it’ll open. Can we use lightsabers? Will there be holograms? What effects can we expect? Disney hasn’t revealed the secrets to any special effects we may see, but perhaps some clues can be found in recent patent applications. What will space windows in a hotel look like? Maybe it will use layered, transparent displays, as described in this patent application. Disney may also be working on technology to create the illusion of blaster fire traveling through the air, and holograms that float by bouncing images off reflective surfaces.  For now, we’ll have to use our imaginations. Comments 74 Photos Disney has been slowly releasing details of the land as we approach opening day, giving limited previews of experiences to a handful of reporters. We have a better idea of the vast menu selection and theme of each store in the marketplace, along with more ride details. There will also be an app that unlocks even more of the storyline throughout the park.Visitors can expect new creatures, smells and plenty of high-tech effects that’ll bring the fantasy universe to life. Disney is also building a luxury Star Wars hotel in Florida for guests to role-play in costume, adding even more layers of story possibilities. Where is it and when can I go?The land is being built inside two of Disney’s parks: Disneyland in Anaheim, California, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios near Orlando, Florida. Each version will be similar in design. The one at Disneyland will open first, on May 31. The land in Florida at Hollywood Studios will open Aug. 29. The opening date of the Star Wars hotel in Florida has not been set. 30 Photoslast_img read more