V.I.PASSHOLDER Event to Celebrate New “It” Color – Arendelle Aqua

first_imgShare This!Move over Briar Rose Gold and Passion Purple….there’s a new “it” color in town. Arendelle Aqua is coming and those looking to get their first crack at the merchandise can do so, if they are Annual Passholders on September 10.The event will take place from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. in Epcot’s Future World West. Here attendees can choose to purchase a wide range of items that include Minnie Mouse ear headbands, spirit jerseys, Loungefly backpacks, a limited release pin and much more.In addition, there will also be special treats that are themed to the Arendelle-Aqua color, including sponge cake, slushies and a cupcake.Disney is inviting Guests to tag your photos posted online with #ArendelleAqua and #VIPASSHOLDER.Registration is not required to attend this event, however you will need a valid annual pass card and photo ID at the event entrance and to purchase the Arendelle Aqua-themed food and beverage items. Oh and your 20% Passholder merchandise discount is applicable for merchandise purchases during this event.Stay tuned to the blog, as we’ll share the great foodie options that will be available during this event.last_img read more

New Study Shows Newspapers Don’t Have to Sue to get Pirated Content Removed

first_imgRelated Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#news#web frederic lardinois When users first began to share music online, the music label’s first reaction was to sue them. While this did little to deter music sharing, it ruined the public’s opinion of these labels. Given how easy it is to copy and share text online, the newspaper industry currently faces similar problems, but instead of just sharing the content with their friends, a lot of sites simply appropriate a paper’s articles – often in order to sell advertising next to the pirated text. A new study from Attributor, however, shows that news organizations have more effective means of fighting these pirates than suing them.During a five-month trial the company conducted earlier this year, Attributor identified more than 400,000 unlicensed copies of 70,101 articles on about 45,000 sites, including stories from national and local newspapers. Attributor then randomly selected 107 sites from this group that hosted full copies of 10 or more texts in a 30-day period (Attributor defines full copies as texts that contain 80% or more of the original articles). The idea here, as the company’s CEO Jim Pitkow told us last week, was to test whether it would be possible to reach out to these site owners and get them to either take the content down or license it without having to resort to suing them immediately. Attributor set up a two-step gradual response process, where site owners were first contacted directly and simply asked to take the pirated content down. Then, if these site owners did not react, Attributor sent a second warning notice to the site owners. In addition, the company also contacted both the advertising networks that hosted ads on these sites and the major search engines? that included these sites in their index and asked these to block them from their services.Attributor gave site owners two weeks to respond to both messages. At the end of this process, 75% of copying sites agreed to either take the content down voluntarily or to pursue licensing agreements.For more background information, have a look at last December’s study (PDF) about pirated newspaper content from the Fair Syndication Consortium.It’s interesting to see how effective Attributor’s efforts were – even without resorting to legal actions and sending content removal notices to hosting companies. By getting the advertising companies to take their ads down from the offending sites, the pirates no longer had an incentive for keeping the content on their sites. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Samsung Gives Gear VR Users 360-Degree Videos

first_img12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout If you find virtual-reality gaming offputting, perhaps immersive video may be more up your alley—and Samsung could have just the thing. CNET reports that the Galaxy devices maker launched the new Milk VR video service for Gear VR headsets on Tuesday.Taking its name from Samsung’s other music and video services, Milk VR offers full-motion, 360-degree videos specifically for its Oculus-powered Gear VR virtual-reality goggles. See also: The Only Thing Samsung’s Not Into Is RestraintThe idea is to use videos to broaden the appeal of virtual-reality technology, hopefully spurring adoption even for people who can’t stomach VR first-person shooters or other games. (At least with entertainment, you can look around at your leisure, without casting an eye over your virtual shoulder for a baddie who’s chasing you down.)Creatively, the videos can also give interested filmmakers inspiration for how they can work with VR for storytelling. Samsung wants to flesh out its VR offerings, so it hopes others will follow suit and create more videos. Hoping For A Virtual SuccessThe impossible-to-miss subtext, however, is that Samsung’s faltering smartphone sales have prompted the South Korean company to double down on its other initiatives, which includes launching the Gear VR Innovator’s Edition earlier this month. It’s not the only one gung-ho about popularizing VR. Google, with its homespun (and cheap) Cardboard goggles, also seems intent on turning virtual reality into a hit in actual reality. The search giant just gave the “is it a joke?” Cardboard project a rather serious software development kit. Then it imbued its Google Maps application with VR-friendly Street Views, to give users something else to feast their eyeballs on. See also: Top 5 Wearable Devices Of 2014The Milk VR service makes videos available via downloads or through streaming. You’ll need a Galaxy Note 4 ($700 without a contract) and the Gear VR headset ($200). CNET notes that Milk VR shows up as an “app that can be downloaded from the VR home screen.” It’s not a polished or robust service yet, so don’t expect a burgeoning selection. But Samsung reportedly plans to keep adding titles to the free videos in its app on an ongoing basis, to tempt users to come back for more. Lead photo by Adriana Lee for ReadWrite; screenshot of Samsung Unpacked by ReadWrite adriana lee Tags:#Gear VR#Google#Samsung#virtual reality#virtual reality headset#VR#VR headset center_img 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Related Posts last_img read more

Video: Check Out This Awesome Courtside Footage Of Pat Connaughton’s Incredible Block vs. Butler

first_imgPat Connaughton has incredible block vs. Butler.One of – if not, the – plays of the NCAA Tournament, thus far, was made by Notre Dame senior forward Pat Connaughton during the Fighting Irish’s third round game vs. Butler.With less than two seconds remaining in regulation and the score tied, 55-55, Connaughton swatted a game-winning 3-point attempt by Kellen Dunham. It was an incredible play that ultimately allowed Notre Dame to defeat the Bulldogs in overtime and reach the Sweet 16. The play was spectacular on TV, but it’s even more impressive with this new courtside footage. Check it out: Notre Dame is set to face Wichita State in the Sweet 16 in Cleveland on Thursday. The Fighting Irish will likely need another big performance from Connaughton to advance.last_img

BCs Greens put ridehailing on legislature agenda with private members bill

first_imgVICTORIA – The Green party is taking its third run at bringing ride-hailing to British Columbia, tabling a private member’s bill to pave the way for transportation companies like Uber and Lyft.Green Leader Andrew Weaver said Thursday the governing New Democrats and Opposition Liberals are failing to deliver on campaign promises made during last spring’s election to have ride-hailing in place by the end of the year.Weaver said there is support for the service and it can work alongside the taxi industry.He called on the NDP and Liberals to work together with the Greens to implement ride sharing as soon as possible.“There’s three-party agreement here,” Weaver said shortly after introducing the bill in the legislature. “So let’s do it. We’ve talked about it for seven years, it’s time to move forward.”Private member’s bills rarely become legislation and even though ride-hailing has the support of all parties in the legislature, the road ahead does not appear to be clear.The New Democrats said they need time to study ride-hailing and its impact on the taxi industry before introducing legislation next fall.Premier John Horgan said at least six pieces of legislation must be amended to make way for ride sharing, including a transportation law that dates back to the 1920s.Weaver said there is nothing stopping the government from introducing a ride sharing law and making necessary changes as required.“This is nothing more than an excuse in my view to delay, and I don’t think we need to delay,” he said.The Liberals said Thursday they like Weaver’s bill but wanted to study it further.The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade also called on members of the legislature to work together to introduce ride sharing and modernize the taxi industry in a statement it released on Thursday.“With the fall legislative session now well underway, we urge the provincial government to make immediate, meaningful steps toward greater mobility in our region,” said president Iain Black.“All three party leaders pledged to pass ride sharing enabling legislation by the end of the year, and we call on the new government to follow through.”last_img read more

CSK begin full fledged preparations for IPL-12

first_imgChennai: The Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings Saturday began full-fledged preparations for IPL-12 at the M A Chidambaram stadium here. Dhoni, who led the CSK to a third title triumph in the 2018 edition, trained with Ambati Rayudu and Kedar Jadhav, who were part of the Indian team that played a five-match ODI series against Australia recently. The CSK captain, who landed in the city late on Friday, got down to business and was seen discussing with head coach Stephen Fleming and batting coach Mike Hussey. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian OpenDhoni, Rayudu, Jadhav, Raina and the others batted at the nets under the watchful eyes of Fleming and Hussey. The domestic players in the squad, including Karn Sharma, KM Asif and Tamil Nadu ‘keeper N Jagadeesan began training on March 6. India discard Suresh Raina and Tamil Nadu opener Murali Vijay joined the preparatory camp a few days later. The foreign players in the CSK squad are expected to join the training camp in the days to come as would South Africa captain Faf du Plessis and leg-spinner Imran Tahir, who are part of the squad that is playing the final ODI against Sri Lanka at Cape Town today. Also Read – Fast bowler Behrendorff to undergo spinal surgeryHussey, who was supervising the first day of the full-fledged training, said with a team like CSK there are always expectations and added that they can take a lot of confidence from the last season. “With a team like Chennai Super Kings there is always expectations but I think we can take a lot of confidence from the last season going into the new one,” the former Australia cricketer was quoted as saying on the CSK website. He also said the team hoped to play more matches in Chennai this time after it was forced to rebase to Pune last season owing to the political climate in Tamil Nadu due to the Cauvery river water dispute. “Hopefully, we get plenty more games in Chennai as well, in front of our home fans who we often feel are an extra fielder for us,” Hussey added. Meanwhile, sale of tickets for the first game of IPL-12 between CSK and Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore on March 23, began today. According to sources, tickets for the tournament opener were sold out.last_img read more

83 pc Lok Sabha MPs are ‘crorepatis’, 33 pc have criminal cases: ADR report

first_imgNew Delhi: At least 83 per cent of 521 sitting MPs are ‘crorepatis’ and 33 per cent of them have criminal cases against them, according to a report by election watchdog Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR). The ADR, an NGO working in electoral reforms, has compiled the report after analysing self-sworn affidavits of the 521 MPs out of 543 members elected to the Lok Sabha in the 2014 elections. “Out of the 521 Sitting MPs analysed, 430 (83 pc) are crorepatis. While 227 of them are from BJP, 37 are from Congress, 29 from AIADMK, among others,” the report said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details The average assets per sitting MP for Lok Sabha 2014 elections are Rs 14.72 crore. While 32 sitting MPs have declared more than Rs 50 crore worth of assets, only two sitting MPs have declared assets less than worth Rs 5 lakh. At least 33 per cent sitting MPs have declared criminal cases against them in the affidavits. “While 106 of them have declared serious criminal cases including cases related to murder, attempt to murder, communal disharmony, kidnapping and crimes against women, 10 sitting MPs have declared cases related to murder. Out of these, 4 sitting MPs are from BJP, 1 MP from INC, NCP, LJP, RJD, Swabhimani Paksha each and one MP is an Independent,” the report said. “14 sitting MPs have declared cases of attempt to murder. Out of these, eight sitting MPs are from BJP and one MP each from INC, AITC, NCP, RJD, Shiv Sena and Swabhimani Paksha. 14 sitting MPs declared cases related to causing communal disharmony. Out of them, 10 sitting MPs are from BJP and 1 MP from TRS, PMK, All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen and AIUDF each,” it added.last_img read more

Mens hockey Buckeyes use four firstperiod goals to crush visiting Sun Devils

Sophomore defenseman Tommy Parran attacks the net versus Robert Morris on Nov. 4 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Lantern Photo EditorThe Ohio State men’s hockey team (11-4-4) found the back of the net four times in the first period en route to a 6-1 blowout victory over visiting Arizona State (7-17-1). Senior forward and captain Nick Schilkey netted two goals for the Buckeyes, while sophomore forward Miguel Fidler, junior forward Kevin Miller, senior forward David Gust and freshman forward Ronnie Hein all added a goal a piece.The win marks the third in its last five games for OSU, who now own a 4-3-1 record at the Schottenstein Center this season.“Anytime you can go out there and score six goals, you’re doing something right,” coach Steve Rohlik said. “I was real happy with our start. It’s nice to go out there and kind of play downhill right away.”Gust opened the scoring for OSU just five minutes into the first period for his 12th of the year, with assists from junior forward Luke Stork and freshman forward Tanner Laczynski. Two minutes later, the Buckeyes capitalized on a 5-on-3 advantage as sophomore forward Mason Jobst and redshirt junior defenseman Matt Joyaux found Schilkey, who buried his 16th of the year on the power play to double the Buckeye lead.The Buckeyes, who were ranked second in the nation for first-period goals coming into the matchup, are now 12-2-2 when scoring first this season. Fidler and Miller added goals before the horn, and the Buckeyes entered the first intermission with a comfortable 4-0 lead.The key statistic of the night for the Scarlet & Grey was its success on power plays, racking up three goals on five attempts. Rohlik said that his guys were in position to score on these opportunities, and that winning the fight on the man-advantage proved to be crucial once again.“It’s nice to win the special teams battle,” Rohlik said. “Most times when you win the special teams war, you win the game — and tonight we came out on top of that.”Senior goalie Christian Frey quietly notched 35 saves on the night between the pipes for OSU. However, the Sun Devils’ got on the board with 11:32 left in the second period when freshman defenseman Brinson Pasichnuk powered a blueline slapshot past Frey on the Arizona State power play.Despite that, Rohlik praised the play of his goalie in the game, and said that he is a vital piece to the success of this team.“He’s our best player. He makes everyone look a lot better when he’s making those saves,” Rohlik said. “When you give up that many uneven rushes, and that many chances, it’s nice to have a guy back there that’s in the zone. But we don’t need to put him on the spot like that like we did tonight.”With 4:09 left in the second, Gust centered a pass to Schilkey, and the captain wristed a one-timer past substitute goalie Joey Daccord to extend the Buckeye lead on the power play with his second of the night. It was his 17th of the season and fourth in his last two games.Even on shots heading into the third and final period, ASU had opportunities to get back into the game, but OSU cushioned its lead. Hein added his name to the score sheet with 3:07 left in the period. Sophomore forward Freddy Gerard and freshman defenseman Gordi Meyer recorded assists on the goal.Schilkey had the chance to record his second hat trick of the season on a shot in the third period, but saw his opportunity denied by the crossbar. The senior said that although he didn’t his third goal of the game, the result is what is truly important.“I had plenty of chances (to get a third goal), but any time you score two goals, it’s good — and to put six up there as a team was great,” Schilkey said.With another matchup with the Sun Devils on tap for Saturday, Gust said that he anticipates Arizona State will bring more physicality to the second game right out of the gate.“They’re a big physical team, so I think they’re going to bring that (toughness) for a full 60 (minutes) tomorrow,” he said.Puck drop from the Schottenstein Center for the second clash of this series is set for 2 p.m. read more

Penn State football fans enjoy unbelievable welcome from Ohio State fans

Penn State football fans had more to be happy about than the Nittany Lions’ 20-14 win Saturday at Ohio Stadium. Less than two weeks ago, the PSU community was rocked by the revelation that former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was charged with sexually abusing children by Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly. A sizeable contingent of Nittany Lions fans attended a game away from Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa., Saturday and said their trip to the ‘Shoe was made more pleasant by the respect and good behavior that was shown to them by Buckeye Nation. In connection with the charges levied against Sandusky, PSU’s president for finance and business Gary Schultz and athletic director Tim Curley were also charged with perjury and failure to report child abuse. Former university President Graham Spanier resigned in the wake of the charges being made public and former Nittany Lions’ coach Joe Paterno, NCAA Division I’s all-time wins leader and the head coach of PSU football for 46 years, was fired. It has been a tumultuous time for PSU students and fans, including Cristen Mohn, 20, of Steelton, Pa., a third-year PSU student in nursing. Mohn said the last two weeks have been hard for Nittany Lions fans, describing the experience as “unreal.” “It was just kind of like shock a little bit,” said Mohn, who is currently dating fellow Steelton native and PSU junior defensive lineman Jordan Hill. “It’s just depressing. It’s gloomy. It’s just not the same knowing that all this is going on.” Mohn also said that Buckeyes fans she encountered around Columbus were welcoming and supportive of the PSU community. “We haven’t had any bad experiences,” Mohn said. “Everyone is saying ‘Thank you for coming.’ Some people were saying to us, ‘Penn State is still great school.’ Everybody that we’ve run into has been awesome.” NCAA president Mark Emmert announced Friday that the NCAA would investigate “Penn State’s exercise of institutional control over its intercollegiate athletics programs,” according to multiple reports. Nittany Lions fan Matt Curtis, 22, of Philipsburg, Pa., said that he expects harsh penalties to be administered to PSU football. “As a university, you hope (PSU) can put everything together. It’s an institutional problem and there’s no reason to punish the players on the field,” Curtis said. “And they probably had to be done with Paterno. He deserved to be fired if he did turn the other cheek, if that’s the case.” Like Mohn, Curtis said that he too was welcomed to campus on Saturday, and that some OSU fans even engaged him with popular PSU football chants. “Everyone’s been unbelievable,” Curtis said. “Every time we walk by, somebody’s yelling, ‘We are,’ or ‘Welcome.’ I’m not going to lie, I’ve heard some horror stories from Ohio Stadium, but, so far, the fans have been awesome.” Dave Stock, 25, of Pittsburgh, Pa., graduated from PSU with a telecommunications degree in 2008. Stock said that it has been painful for him to watch the situation in State College unfold. “As a fan, it’s frustrating. We had an aura of ‘success with honor’ — that was (Paterno’s) mantra,” Stock said. “On the road, (PSU fans) would be looked at a little differently.” Stock couldn’t deny that he received a surprisingly warm welcome upon arriving in Columbus. “It’s been absolutely great, so far,” he said. “It’s been very classy. I have nothing but good things to say, and I never thought I would say that about Ohio State fans.” read more

Harry Kane is not a machine says Erik Lamela

first_imgErik Lamela has risen to the defence of under-fire Tottenham teammate Harry Kane by insisting that it’s only a matter of time before he hits top form againThe English striker had another disappointing game on Tuesday night and was unable to have an impact as Spurs’ lost the opening game of their 2018/19 Champions League campaign 2-1 away to Inter Milan.After being crowned the World Cup Golden Boot winner at Russia this summer, Kane has now gone five games without finding the net for both club and country.The 25-year-old did little to improve matters for himself at the San Siro, but Lamela believes that Kane shouldn’t have to bear the scoring burden for Spurs by himself.Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in next week’s UCL Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 With the Champions League about to start, we need to start talking about the Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in the competition.Atletico…“Harry is not a machine. He scores a lot. He always scores,” Lamela told BT Sport.“Here he didn’t and for two or three games he didn’t. But he will score again.“It’s not like Harry needs to score every single game. Christian (Eriksen) scored, I scored in the last game. Sonny (Son Heung-min) will score. Lucas (Moura) will score. All the pressure is not on Harry.“All the attacking players need to score. And that’s it.”last_img read more