Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge: Resistance MRE Review & Taste Test Video

first_imgWould this be something you’d buy? Can you believe Guy didn’t know what French Burnt Peanuts are? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments. Share This!Can you imagine being stranded on a swamp down in Dagobah without access to snack foods? Have no fear! In a preview of merchandise from Galaxy’s Edge, we’re showing you the contents of the Resistance MRE — and doing a taste test.Fair warning, this video is not safe to watch while sipping on your morning beverage. You will laugh enough to shoot blue milk out of your nose.last_img

Updated Tri-Circle-D Ranch Coming to Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

first_imgShare This!Have you been to the Tri-Circle-D Ranch found at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort? This is the location where all the Walt Disney World horses, ponies and more are housed and the area is going to be going under a massive renovation.There will be a brand new barn created for the Tri-Circle-D Ranch which will provided updated outdoor spaces and more modern stables for these gorgeous horses. The new ranch will maintain the history and spirit of the original location. It will welcome Guests to explore exhibits of classic Disney equestrian artifacts.The Draft Horse Barn and Pony Farm will be temporarily unavailable during this construction work, which starts on August 19 and will last until Spring 2020. Never fear though! For those who would like to go on pony rides, you can still do so at the Trail Blaze Corral near the campground’s entrance. In addition, the resort’s trail rides and carriage rides will continue to operate as normal.Stay tuned to the blog for more information about the updated Tri-Cricle-D Ranch.last_img read more

In Case You Missed It: News and Rumors – Week of December 20, 2019

first_imgIn Case We Missed ItWhat did we miss? Attach your ideas to a Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Spirit Jersey and send it to blog@touringplans.com with the words “In Case You Missed It” in the subject line. Share This!It’s time for the final chapter in the Skywalker saga! Who else has their tickets?In addition, we’re in the last of the holiday crunch! So whether you celebrate Christmas, Hannukah, Kawanzaa, Festivus, or something else, I wish you a very happy holidays!This week, there were a number of actual news stories relating to the futures of both Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando. Learn more now!In Case You Missed It – Disney and Universal Orlando News and RumorsHead’s up! SuperShuttle is going out of business. In addition, Disneyland Express bus service to LAX and John Wayne airports will also cease operation.When will Star Wars droids start roaming at Galaxy’s Edge? The answer may not be what you want to hear.Also interesting in transportation news, Brightline and Walt Disney Co. officials have confirmed advanced talks about a station on or near theme-park property.The more I see of this movie, the more excited I am for it. Who else can’t wait for Onward?Frozen 2 crossed the $1 billion mark at the global box office. This marks the third Walt Disney Animation Studios film to reach this milestone. It’s the 6th film to cross that milestone this year.A big win for Universal Orlando this week. Orange County commissioners voted 4-3 to approve a controversial plan to give $125 million to Universal Orlando to build a new road.last_img read more

Caring About Mental Health Made Me Care About the Death Penalty

first_imgThis article was originally published on Newsmax.A mere five years ago, you would have found me arguing on the opposite side of the debate when it comes to the death penalty (decidedly pro). This was back when I admittedly toed the Republican Party line and did not yet approach each policy with a set of principles and skepticism.Upon further reflection, I believe it was my encounter with the death penalty that caused me to change my approach in determining my stances. And I wouldn’t have challenged my stance on the death penalty were it not for my concern over mental health issues.Everyone feels the repercussions of mental illness, whether they realize it or not. Even as these illnesses have been misunderstood, misdiagnosed, maligned, and stereotyped for decades, by virtually everyone, the consequences are glaring when you look at homelessness, healthcare costs, or violence. When I began working as a policy advocate for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, I quickly realized that the realities of trying to solve the problem were much harder and messier than I had assumed, especially when it came to the justice system.Our system is rampant with mental health issues. Countless studies and articles have been devoted to the overwhelming number of people incarcerated with mental illnesses, the multiple problems that come from asking that law enforcement act as first responders for those in crisis, and the ways that we have shifted what should be a public health matter to the justice system.The death penalty magnifies these problems. It is estimated that 20 percent of those on death row have a severe mental illness. Due to HIPAA laws, and other illness-related factors, it is unlikely we will ever know the true number. The problem is that those with mental illness are at a disadvantage from the moment they encounter the justice system. They are more likely to be wrongfully convicted, and they are more likely to receive harsher sentences.Unfortunately, universal awareness of these problems does not mean a unilateral agreement to fix them, much less an agreement on how to fix them.There is still a vast lack of knowledge amongst the general public on the intricacies of mental health. This affects the attitudes of voters towards those with mental illness, the ability for lawmakers to set good policy, and the judgement of jurors asked to determine guilt and sentencing.Common misperceptions on mental illness become even more detrimental, and at times deadly, when they run up against the justice system. There are some who refuse to recognize that mental illness is even an illness at all, instead clinging to debunked notions that these medical diagnoses are signs of a spiritual problem, bad character, or even a choice. Some also believe them to be made-up, fakeable, or an excuse. Even those who carry a more educated view on the actualities of these illnesses are still susceptible to believing that they are indicators of a threat of ongoing violence, rather than a mitigating factor that should be weighed as part of the legal process.This a subject that I could pour hundreds of pages into, but for the sake of space, there are a few factors I wish people knew when it comes to considering criminal justice reforms as they pertain to those with mental illness.First and foremost, individuals with mental illness are ten times more likely to be a victim than they are to be violent.Secondly, the presence of anosognosia (a component of severe mental illness that prevents the victim from being self-aware of their own illness) drastically increases the likelihood that a person will fire their attorney on a whim, seek to represent themselves, or attempt to prevent their illness from being brought up in trial because they deny its existence. Additionally, they are much more likely to have difficulty understanding their Miranda rights, far more susceptible to police pressure, and substantially more likely to confess to crimes they did not commit.Lastly, the term “severe mental illness” (SMI) is a precise medical diagnosis classified in the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder” that pertains to a very specific set of conditions and symptoms. These illnesses are far more extreme than depression or anxiety, and include disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder with psychosis. These disorders by definition cause a “functional impairment which substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities.”Given how serious all of these disorders are, and how much research exists proving their existence and consequences, it is ludicrous to suggest that these impairments could be faked in order to excuse a person’s culpability. Typically, when proponents of reform discuss mental illness, they are referring to this classification of illnesses.As I came to understand these systematic problems that linked mental health with criminal justice, I began to realize my position on the death penalty might require more nuance that I initially thought. If a system cannot even safeguard the most vulnerable among us, it certainly should not be determining matters of life and death.last_img read more

Serie A line-ups

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Juventus v Genoa Juventus: Buffon; Cuadrado, Bonucci, Rugani, Alex Sandro; Khedira, Bentancur, Matuidi; Bernardeschi; Dybala, Ronaldo Genoa: Radu; Ghiglione, Romero, C Zapata, Ankersen; Schone, Cassata; Agudelo; Pandev, Pinamonti, Kouame Lazio v Torino Lazio: Strakosha; Patric, Acerbi, Radu; Marusic, Milinkovic-Savic, Cataldi, Luis Alberto, Lulic; Caicedo, Immobile Torino: Sirigu; Izzo, Nkoulou, Lyanco; De Silvestri, Baselli, Meitè, Lukic, Laxalt; Zaza, Belotti Udinese v Roma Udinese: Musso; Becao, Troost-Ekong, Samir; Ter Avest, Mandragora, Jajalo, De Paul, Sema; Okaka, Lasagna Roma: Pau Lopez; Santon, Smalling, Fazio, Kolarov; Mancini, Veretout; Zaniolo, Pastore, Kluivert; Dzeko Sassuolo v Fiorentina Sassuolo: Consigli; Toljan, Marlon, Romagna, Peluso; Duncan, Magnanelli, Djuricic; Berardi, Caputo, Boga Fiorentina: Dragowski; Venuti, Milenkovic, Pezzella, Dalbert; Benassi, Pulgar, Castrovilli; Sottil, Boateng, Chiesa Check all the official line-ups from this evening’s six Serie A games, including Lazio-Torino, Sampdoria-Lecce and Sassuolo-Fiorentina. They kick off at 20.00 GMT, you can follow the build-up and action as it happens on the LIVEBLOG. Cagliari v Bologna Cagliari: Olsen; Faragò, Pisacane, Klavan, Pellegrini; Nandez, Cigarini, Rog; Nainggolan; Joao Pedro, Simeone Bologna: Skorupski; Mbaye, Bani, Denswil, Krejci; Dzemaili, Schouten, Soriano; Orsolini, Santander, Sansone Sampdoria v Lecce Sampdoria: Audero; Depaoli, Ferrari, Colley, Murru; Ekdal, Vieira, Barreto, Bertolacci; Bonazzoli, Quagliarella Lecce: Gabriel; Meccariello, Lucioni, Rossettini, Dell’Orco; Petriccione, Tachtsidis, Tabanelli; Shakhov, Lapadula, Falcolast_img read more

Sehwag was singing Kishore’s song during his 219: Raina

first_imgSwashbuckling India opener Virender Sehwag was singing songs of Kishore Kumar during the course of his record 149-ball 219-run knock against the West Indies in the fourth ODI in Indore, his team-mate Suresh Raina said.”He was playing very well with no tension. That day, he was singing some Kishore Kumar songs. He was not feeling any kind of tension,” Raina, who cracked 55 in a 140 run-stand for the third wicket with Sehwag, said while addressing the ‘India Today Mind Rocks Youth Summit’ here.Asked whether he too joined him in singing, Raina said “No, I was only on 30 at that time. So, I did not.”Sehwag’s 219 had 25 boundaries and seven sixes as he smashed the West Indian bowlers all over the park to help India post a mammoth 418 for five in 50 overs.In the process, Sehwag overtook Sachin Tendulkar’s 200 not out made against South Africa.Apart Raina, off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and BCCI’s selection committee chairman Kris Srikkanth was also present at the Youth Summit.Srikkanth said he was confident about Indian team’s good showing in the upcoming Australia tour.”We are very confident. We are doing well. Most importantly, every member of the team is contributing,” Srikkanth said.Off-spinner Ashwin, the latest name to be related to the deadly ‘carrom ball’, said he actually “practised it since his “gully cricket days”.”My friends and father wanted me to work on it and that’s how it worked,” the lanky spinner, who was declared man-of-the-series in the Test rubber against the West Indies for scoring a century and bagging over 20 wickets, said.advertisementReplying to a query whether he was focusing on batting these days, he said he was working on all aspects of the game.last_img read more

LeBron James FaceTime’d Carlos Hyde After His Dominant Performance vs. Minnesota

first_imgLeBron James cheers on the Ohio State football team.LeBron James Ohio StateCleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James is a known Ohio State fan. Apparently, he also roots for Buckeyes alums at the next level, too.After former Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde, now a San Francisco 49er, lit up the Minnesota Vikings for 168 yards and two touchdowns, James reached out via FaceTime to congratulate him. Via 49ers.com:In a recent sit-down interview, the San Francisco 49ers running back said that besides hearing from his mom, his favorite postgame call or text came from a certain NBA superstar.“I heard from LeBron James. Me and LeBron have the same trainer, David Alexander, down in Miami,” Hyde said. “After the game I FaceTime’d LeBron and my trainer. They were super hyped.”Here’s the move Hyde pulled that set social media on fire. It was very similar to what OSU wideout Braxton Miller did week one against Virginia Tech.pic.twitter.com/ixWnSqMZRe— BRAXTON MILLER (@BraxtonMiller5) September 15, 2015It’s been quite a week for the former Buckeye. What will he do for an encore?last_img read more

MTY Food Group Inc buying Timothys and Mmmuffins for 1675 million

first_imgMONTREAL – MTY Food Group Inc. has signed a deal to buy Timothy’s World Coffee and Mmmuffins from a subsidiary of Le Duff America for $1.675 million.Under the terms of the agreement, MTY will acquire the current 28 franchised and seven corporately owned Timothy’s locations in Canada, two licensed Timothy’s locations in United States, three Mmmuffins and two co-branded franchised locations in Canada.It will also acquire the license to operate and franchise coffee shops under the trade name Timothy’s which is owned by Keurig Canada.Timothy’s and Mmmuffins will join MTY’s other banners which include Thai Express, Vanellis and Manchu Wok.The deal is expected to close in April, subject to regulatory approvals and other conditions.The acquisition follows MTY’s announcement late last year to buy Imvescor Restaurant Group Inc. and its Baton Rouge, Pizza Delight and Scores restaurants.Companies in this story: (TSX:MTY)last_img read more

The Latest China 18 trade surplus with US at record 323B

first_imgBEIJING — The Latest on China-U.S. trade and the tariffs battle between the two biggest economies (all times local):11:55 a.m.China’s politically sensitive trade surplus with the United States surged to a record $323.3 billion in 2018 as a tariff battle with Washington intensified.Customs data released Monday show exports rose 11.3 per cent to $478.4 billion despite President Donald Trump’s punitive tariffs in a fight over Chinese technology ambitions. Imports of American goods rose just 0.7 per cent over 2017. That reflects the impact of Beijing’s retaliatory tariffs and encouragement to importers to buy more from non-U.S. suppliers.However, the data show December exports to U.S. contracted 3.5 per cent compared with year ago as Trump tariff hikes hit.China’s global exports rose 7.1 per cent to $2.5 trillion, down from the 7.9 per cent rate reported earlier for 2017. Imports rose 12.9 per cent to $2.1 trillion, down from the previous year’s 15.9 per cent.The country’s global trade surplus was $352 billion.___10:30 a.m.China’s government reports 2018 exports rose 7.1 per cent as a trade battle with Washington intensified, while imports were up 12.9 per cent.Monday’s announcement comes as Beijing tries to reverse a decline in economic growth while facing a potential fall-off in American orders for Chinese goods following President Donald Trump’s tariff hikes in the fight over China’s technology ambitions.Chinese exporters also face pressure from cooling consumer demand in other global markets.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Is It Time To Bring Back The Hartford Whalers

Then again, fans weren’t exactly being treated to great hockey — and the trade of star Ron Francis and the talk of relocation didn’t help to build goodwill either. In the 1989-90 season, the Whalers had a slightly above-average 38-33-9 record and also earned slightly above-average revenues. But things went underwater from there: the Whalers never had a winning season again.The question is whether the Islanders would be better off with one-eighth of a loaf in New York or a market to themselves in Connecticut. Considering the popularity of the New York Rangers (and the presence of the New Jersey Devils), the inadequacy of the Barclays Center for hockey, and all the other competition for the fans’ entertainment dollar in New York, it’s probably a pretty close call. It was one of the best logos in all of sports. A green “W,” and a blue whale’s tail, neatly using the negative space to form an “H,” as in “Hartford Whalers.” Unfortunately, they don’t give out Stanley Cups for graphic design. The Whalers didn’t have a lot of success on the ice, winning just one playoff series in 18 NHL seasons before moving to North Carolina and becoming the Carolina Hurricanes before the 1997-98 season.But now there’s a chance the Whalers could resurface. The state of Connecticut is pursuing the New York Islanders, who are in danger of being kicked out of their woefully inadequate arena at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The team would play at the XL Center in Hartford, the Whalers’ former home.How successful might Whalers 2.0 be? In a 2013 study, I estimated that about 175,000 avid NHL fans live in the Hartford-New Haven metro area. That sounds bad, though it’s comparable to or slightly better than some of the lower-tier American NHL markets, including Columbus, Raleigh-Durham, Miami and Nashville (and better than Las Vegas, where the NHL is expanding). Furthermore, there’s potentially room for growth. According to our estimates, 7 percent of adults in the Hartford metro area were avid NHL fans in 2013. But the percentage is 13 percent in the New York metro area and 17 percent in the Boston metro area. If the Islanders or another team were to relocate to Hartford, the numbers would probably improve. The Hartford-New Haven media market is the largest in the U.S. without a “big four” sports franchise. But it’s only about one-eighth the size of New York’s media market (which includes Long Island and Northern New Jersey).Of course, the NHL’s last stint in Hartford didn’t exactly end successfully. Between the 1989-90 and 1996-97 seasons, the average NHL team’s revenues more than doubled, increasing from $22 million to $52 million, according to estimates from Forbes and Financial World magazines. But the Whalers’ revenues didn’t increase at all during this period, flatlining at about $25 million. That doesn’t adjust for inflation, so their income actually decreased on a real basis. read more