Paul Candland Named President, The Walt Disney Company, Asia; Stanley Cheung Promoted To Chairman, Twdc Greater China – Yahoo Finance

Teens love vacation selfies; adults, not so much – Yahoo News

He started his career with Proctor & Gamble. Mr. Cheung holds a bachelors degree in business administration from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and an MBA from Indiana University. Mr. Kang joined Disney in 2011 as senior vice president and managing director of The Walt Disney Company (Korea) Ltd. Prior to Disney, Mr. Kang was chief operating officer at Live 365, an internet radio company based in Silicon Valley. He also held various senior management roles at MTV Networks in Asia Pacific, including senior vice president of strategy and business development for Asia Pacific, head of Asia Pacific digital media, and managing director of Korea. From 1996 to 2000 he worked as a management consultant for Monitor Group Asia Pacific Region, and he was an analyst at the Ministry of Finance & Economy of the Republic of Korea from 1995 to 1996. Mr. Kang holds a masters degree in management as a Sloan Fellow from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and a B.A.
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With launch of i100, viral sites continue to spread : Columbia Journalism Review

They see them as narcissistic distractions that can detract from the travel experience. And they point to controversial examples like a smiling selfie from Auschwitz posted to Twitter as proof of the potential for poor judgment when young travelers use social media. In addition, when traveling teens spend time taking selfies, “they’re so busy documenting, I wonder whether they’re actually experiencing it,” said Peg Streep, who writes about psychology and millennials. “What should be an experience of learning and growth instead just says, ‘Look at me.’ It’s a narcissistic moment that’s really about getting likes.” Streep pointed to a study by Linda Henkel of Fairfield University in Connecticut that found museum visitors remember more about what they’ve seen if they don’t take photos of the objects they’re viewing. That suggests that any type of picture-taking can take “you out of the moment of the experience and shifts your attention.” View gallery This July 2014 photo provided by Adios Adventure Travel shows a group of American high school studen Another concern is practical. A real-time selfie from a far-off place tells the world you’re not home. Leora Halpern Lanz, of Long Island, New York, loves it when her three kids take vacation selfies because it’s their way “of validating where they were.” But they’re not allowed to post images until the trip is over: “I don’t need their friends or friends of friends knowing the house is empty.” Lanz says the widely criticized Auschwitz selfie also shows “the risks of kids posting on social media” when they don’t know what’s appropriate. Breanna Mitchell, the young woman who took the smiling Auschwitz selfie, received death threats and messages urging her to kill herself after the image went viral. In a video interview with TakePart Live, Mitchell said the selfie was misinterpreted. She’d studied World War II history with her father and they’d planned to visit historic sites together, but he died before they could make the trip.
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For instance, a recent 1,100 word Independent story on the impossibility of finding a safe zone in the Gaza Strip sparked an i100 piece that pulls a map from a UN report, a quote from the original story, and a single sentence as an explainer. There is a reason the viral Web has spawned everything from QuickStir (India) to oodera! (Nigeria) to elmeme (Argentina) and even Oh My Disney (clickbait has reached such a saturation point that The Onion even has its own parody of a viral site, ClickHole ). Theyre cheap to run, target a young demographic, and rake in high traffic by targeting social media and tapping into what BuzzFeed founder Jonah Peretti has called the Bored at Work Network . That should all benefit i100, with its dedicated staff of three. The current average reader age is 42 for the print version of The Independent and 50 for The I, which did not even have a website until now. Still, since BuzzFeed reconfigured the norms of digital journalism, its been hard to get a competitive advantage in the viral space. What i100 is banking on is that its respected parent company and selection of newsier stories will create a niche. Right now the subject matter thats usually applied to these forms of journalism is really not in peoples minds serious heavyweight news, said Broughton. How well hard news and viral content can not only sit side-by-side but merge is yet to be seen. One risk is that the Reddit-inspired upvoting system, that along with shares, reads, time, and interactions decides story placement, might leave the news pieces at the bottom of the barrel, undermining this advantage.
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What Are Orlando’s Best Theme Park Hotels?

Loews Portofino Bay HotelWhat are Orlando’s best theme park hotels?
Written by Robert Niles
Published: July 28, 2014 at 10:01 AM
Monday Top 10: Orlando’s theme park hotels offer plenty of perks for visitors who choose to stay on-site. From free transportation to the parks, extended park hours for hotel guests, to extra benefits such as free parking at Disney and the ultimate theme park perk — unlimited front-of-line access at Universal Orlando — many theme park fans consider staying-on site a value worth what’s often an additional cost over similar hotel rooms in the area.

These are the top 10 on-site theme park hotels in the Orlando-area market, as rated by you, our Theme Park Insider readers. Anyone can rate the on-site hotels we’ve listed on the site, and registered site members can review the hotels and submit photos, too. ( Registration is free , and takes only a moment.) We kick off the list with a newcomer that just opened this year, and wrap it up with our 2014 Theme Park Insider Award winner for the world’s best theme park hotel.
Readers’ Opinions
From Doug Jenkins on July 28, 2014 at 10:14 AM
Agree with Portifino, but Disney top hotels are on par with it. Depends on where you are going.
From on July 28, 2014 at 10:14 AM
Portofino Bay because of it’s pools, Italian Theme and huge bathrooms.
From on July 28, 2014 at 10:34 AM

nullCabana Bay Beach Resort is the standout for me here. I don’t spend enough time in the resort to justify the huge cost of the deluxe resorts at either WDW or UO, and aside from CBBR, everything in the list I’d group as deluxe. Cabana Bay is a great moderate. It’s a cheery, fun atmosphere with pleasant amenities for considerably lower cost than the deluxe resorts. I’d rather go more often than know that my suitcase is enjoying deluxe amenities while I’m out at a park.
From on July 28, 2014 at 10:45 AM
Grand Floridian, especially in Christmas time with the giant Christmas tree and the gingerbread house. Also because of the monorail and the elegant theming.
From N B on July 28, 2014 at 11:24 AM
All right TPI peeps…. I’ll be at the Hard Rock Hotel in less than 24 hours.
From Melanie Howe on July 28, 2014 at 11:29 AM
Hard to argue with this list :-). The only thing I’d say is that I’d put RPR higher on the list…. Depending on the time of year, I even prefer it to Portofino — it’s got more shade! :-)
From B Goodwin on July 28, 2014 at 12:45 PM
What? No love for All Star Music?
Of course, I’m kidding.
I’ll keep putting my nickles away. Maybe one day I’ll get to choose from the Delux resort list, rather than the Value or Moderate.
From on July 28, 2014 at 12:48 PM
I too would put Royal above alot of these.. Not so much for room quality but how you are treated while there. My kids felt rich on a low budget..
From Amanda Jenkins on July 28, 2014 at 1:07 PM
These are some awesome hotels! These resorts really make the vacation that more enjoyable.
From Rob Pastor on July 28, 2014 at 1:19 PM
Portofino. It realistically recreates an Italian seaside resort. Plus huge rooms, great pools, beautiful & abundant piazza’s, excellent restaurants and ambiance galore at an affordable price for an onsite deluxe (we usually pay $190 to $230 a night). And, this is a huge bonus, hotel unlimited express passes…..We are going to give Royal Pacific & Cabana Bay a try in September for a change in pace. We spent the better part of a day at Royal Pacific last fall to see if we would like it, and it appears to be a beautiful alternative. Cabana Bay also looks decent. A nice moderate for the price of a Disney value (we got the rooms for $92 a night)….And even with the nightly parking fee, these deluxe hotels (PB, RP & Hard Rock) are much less expensive than the on site Disney deluxe hotels.
From Russell Meyer on July 28, 2014 at 2:08 PM
I have to second the comment of the anonymous poster. I personally have stayed at 2 of the hotels on this list (Hard Rock and AKL), but I find it difficult to bring myself to pony up the money needed to stay at many of the hotels on this list. Similar to the anonymous poster, I find myself spending far more hours in the parks than in the hotels, so as long as the bed is comfortable, the bathroom is clean and works properly, and is a good value, I’m happy. Sure, it’s fun every once in a while to stay in a nice hotel room, but from personal experience, it’s not all that it’s cracked up to be.
We stayed in a Savannah Side room at Animal Kingdom Lodge about 8 years ago. The room was very nice, and the lobby is jaw dropping along with the view of the animals grazing outside our sliding glass door. However, when you are at the parks from rope drop until they kick you out, it means you are only in the room to sleep and get dressed. It was cool to observe the animals while my wife was taking a shower and getting ready, but that 30 minutes (that you can get for free by just stopping by the hotel and walking out the back doors of the lobby) was not worth 3-4 times what one of our off-site hotels cost during that trip or double what Coronado Springs cost during that same trip.
Same goes for the Universal Hotels. While Hard Rock was very nice (we won that particular trip in a contest, so the hotel was free), I don’t know if I would have chosen to stay there if I was footing the bill. The room again was very nice, and having Universal Express was pretty awesome, but we typically travel to Orlando in October when the lines are pretty manageable, so it’s not something we would normally need. In fact, we’re going through the calculations for our upcoming trip in October, and the hotel rates end up being almost double the nearby off-site hotels rates (that include breakfast) even if you subtract the cost of Universal Express from the room charge. Not only that, in order to get Universal Express, you have to pay the full admission prices from Universal (we often find cheaper tickets to UO through other sources), so it’s not all that it’s cracked up to be for us.
Many will say that staying in a themed hotel is part of a theme park vacation. I think that it’s nice when it’s within your budget, but since we travel to Orlando pretty much every other year, we’d rather come back again in 2 years than splurge on a fancy hotel that we’ll only spend 8-10 hours a day in (including sleeping). We’ve look at DVC, but that’s not really our style either (we actually enjoy the thrill of hunting for the best deals). So while all of these hotels are very nice (I’ve walked through almost all of them), I think many of the less expensive, and less prestigious properties are just as good. Personally, we’ve grown to like Pop Century along with many of the hotels along Major Blvd. across from Universal’s main gate.
From DPCC inc. on July 28, 2014 at 2:21 PM
Generally I’d the Polynesian. I love the lobby and restaurants, especially Kona (mmm, Tonga Toast). But when I visited last week, I found construction walls blocking the beautiful greenery! The concept art posted was underwhelming. As it turns out, they needed more seating for DVC members. I’m sure it will be nice, but for the time being it is awful.
From Rob Pastor on July 28, 2014 at 3:42 PM
Much depends on how you vacation. If you spend rope drop till they kick you out of the parks, it makes little sense to spend for a deluxe hotel room. But if you do as we do, and only spend 5 to 8 hours daily in a park, the resort hotel and it’s amenities become a prime driver for our vacation. We take it slow and relax at the pools, sit & dine or drink on the piazza, and watch the sights while drinking a glass of wine on our balcony (which Portofino has always provided even though there are only 70 balcony rooms). Leisure & relaxation are important to us on a vacation. We never lose sight of that & we refuse to run around till we drop. The other great thing is the Universal on site hotel’s locations in close proximity to the theme parks & the excellent entertainment at Citi Walk. Only a relaxing boat ride or short walk away.
From Jeffrey H on July 28, 2014 at 4:13 PM
Just piggybacking on the previous comment about the Polynesian: I’m hoping that the changes will be for the better, but the construction means no pool during renovations, there is no Dole Whip while Capt. Cook’s is closed, the beautiful lobby atrium is being reduced to ease traffic for DVC expansion, and the water bungalows being built resulted in the removal of relaxing hammocks and they blocked the great view of the lake & Cinderella’s Castle for a huge portion of the resort. Much like how Epcot is adding restaurants that take away from fireworks viewing space, Disney is gradually creating new tiers of luxury to make you further feel like a “have-not” on your vacation.
From chris cona on July 28, 2014 at 5:38 PM
Beach club is honestly the best! (Sand pool and cape May buffet great!)
From Anthony Murphy on July 28, 2014 at 5:45 PM
I am surprised that Grand Floridan is not closer to the top. I also am not entirely impressed with Wilderness Lodge. I think its good, but not number 2!
I think we need more votes cast so we can get a better list! Go vote people! I mean Port Orleans and Old Key West were also left off the list. Old Key West is my resort!
From N B on July 28, 2014 at 7:46 PM
Glad to see all four Universal hotels on the list. Each of three premier hotels has it’s own personality. Portofino is upscale and seems have less children. Hard Rock is the party hotel (rock music playing 24/7 throughout) for more outgoing people and Royal Pacific seems to have the most young children, but is the most affordable of the three.
As much as we loved Portofino, the walk is just too far if the water taxis aren’t running, and the Royal Pacific is not as bad, but seems to take a while (about 10 min). Hard Rock is right off the CityWalk, so we never take the water taxis. A Few minute walk right the Universal Studios main gate.
Looking forward to writing a trip report when I get back…..
From Gabriel Schroll on July 28, 2014 at 7:51 PM
I thought for sure Disney’s All-Star Music would be in the top 3! :p
I’ve been to 1-4 & 6. I can definitely get behind the list.
Wilderness Lodge was my honeymoon resort, and Artist Pointe is amazing! The lobby is really superb as well!
I stayed at Portofino the night after taking part in Harbor Nights – highly recommended!
I treated my dad to the Hard Rock for his 50th birthday many moons ago.
Boardwalk and Animal Kingdom Lodge are both really great hotels too, though they don’t hold any special significance. I’d still go back, but prefer Boardwalk simply because of the location. And I loved the Flying Fish restaurant. Mostly it’s the location I love.
Excellent list. I have to get to the other hotels on the list eventually.
From Anon Mouse on July 29, 2014 at 7:27 AM
Why would Cabana Bay be on the list? It is new, but this is comparing apples and oranges. The other hotels on the list are clearly 4 or 5 star resorts while Cabana Bay is a low cost budget hotel with great amenities. The other hotels have rates that are 3 times or higher. You get what you paid for.
From on July 29, 2014 at 10:02 AM
I fall in the same category as Russell. The room is mainly a place to sleep and get ready for the next day. Most of my time is spent at the parks. Although I do stay at the nicer places offsite, staying onsite at Universal or Disney isn’t something I would ordinarily consider for a trip.
I have stayed at Portofino Bay and while I admired the main lobby and the area where you wait for the boats, I wasn’t overly impressed. The hallways and carpet throughout the resort looked dated (10-15 years old). I was also upset that I could hear people walking through the hallways while staying in my room. I would think if I’m paying a considerable amount to stay I should have complete peace and quiet. The rooms were somewhat impressive as someone else mentioned the bathrooms are huge and I agree. At most of the dinky places I stay, the bathroom of the Portofino room would be the size of the entire room.
The one thing I did like was that the parks and Citywalk are only a boat ride away. For someone that tends to get a bit tipsy on my trips every once in a while, it was good to know that all I had to do was get on a boat to get back to my room.
Does anyone know where they park your car while you are staying there? That is the one mystery I have yet to solve.
From Rob Pastor on July 29, 2014 at 2:05 PM
Double post
From Rob Pastor on July 29, 2014 at 1:49 PM
Portofino has an underground parking garage adjacent to the hotel, & it is accessible to the front of the hotel entrance via a convenient elevator. Note: All Portofino front facades,rooms and hallways were refurbished in 2012 through 2013.
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Please enter a valid phone number. Please enter your Phone Number. Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done Boy also injured fingers on Disney World ride Report says boy also injured fingers on Disney World ride, months before British tourist did 46 minutes ago Content preferences Done ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A report says a 12-year-old boy suffered cuts to four fingers on Walt Disney World’s Pirates of the Caribbean ride, three months before a British tourist had a similar accident. The report made public Monday by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services shows the boy lacerated his fingers in mid-April. No other details were released. The British tourist lost two fingertips on his right hand almost two weeks ago while on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. Walt Disney Co.
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More >> A Pleasant Hill man was killed early Sunday morning in a one-vehicle wreck near Ajax in Natchitoches Parish. More >> Sunday, July 27 2014 8:12 PM EDT2014-07-28 00:12:12 GMT RockSolid offers free, grant-paid, swim lessons in the ArkLaTex. More >> RockSolid offers free, grant-paid, swim lessons in the ArkLaTex. More >> BREAKING Sunday, July 27 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-07-27 22:46:54 GMT Cass County Sheriff’s deputies work the scene of a fatal shooting Sunday afternoon in Bloomburg. One man is dead Sunday after an deputy-involved shooting in Cass County. More >> One man is dead Sunday after an deputy-involved shooting in Cass County. More >> Updated: Sunday, July 27 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-07-27 21:46:54 GMT A Shreveport teen is in the hospital Sunday afternoon recovering from a gunshot wound to more the head. An early morning shooting sent a teenager to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the head after gunfire broke out in Shreveport. More >> An early morning shooting sent a teenager to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the head after gunfire broke out in Shreveport. More >> Updated: Saturday, July 26 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-07-26 23:20:41 GMT Police have identified the man who died Thursday morning after a single-vehicle accident on I-49.
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Aruba To Hold Venezuelan Official Seeking Immunity – Yahoo News

Five ways to have a Disney-inspired wedding without draining your wallet – Orlando Weekly Blogs


“We won’t let our honor or that of any Venezuelan be sullied by campaigns orchestrated from the empire,” Maduro said in a speech Thursday night. Carvajal’s attorney, Chris Lejuez, had told The Associated Press that his client denies all charges against him. He did not return a message seeking comment following the ruling. Carvajal, who earned Chavez’s trust as a military cadet in the early 1980s, has long been a target of U.S. law enforcement. In 2008, he was blacklisted by the U.S. Treasury along with two other senior military officials for allegedly providing weapons and fake Venezuelan identity papers to Marxist rebels in Colombia so they could travel easily across the border. The U.S. has classified the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, as a terrorist organization and has indicted its top leadership on narcotics charges.
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The Madisonville Thunder recreational team is ready to take on the 12-year-old all-star baseball world and the opportunity to do that, at a large-scale tournament in Disney world next month, is at their cleats. “ESPN Wide World of Sports throws it, so you’ve got teams from Puerto Rico, different countries, and all over the United States,” said Coach Joby Cauble. Logan Hakenjos said, “We’re looking forward to the rides and having fun playing baseball out there.” The official site problem is the chance is costly. But the boys, and their parents, have used raffles and other methods to make a dent in the thousands needed. “We’ve had several fundraisers at Sam’s where they boys stood outside and shook a can for donations, said team mom Malinda Schexnayder. That was the biggest part of our fundraiser and the money we earned was about $3,000 through that.” While the team is working hard to get ready for Orlando, they’re hoping the community steps up to the plate even more to help them get there. Schexnayder said, “I’ve seen many people post on Facebook the GoFundMe and I thought we would try it out just to see where we got. So far, we’ve gotten $140 but we need a lot more.” Both the kids and coaches are hoping the trip, if they can take it, will make them better players and give them lasting memories. “So we can experience the challenge and the heart that it takes to win a big tournament,” said Hakenjos. The group is trying to raise $2,000 in the next month.
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Let me explain further, since I used two words I just made up: Celebrate the fact that youre getting married while youre at Walt Disney World in essence, give your Disney trip a wedding edge instead of the other way around. For example, these ear hats exist: Mine is cuter because of the veil, but his has tuxedo tails. As do these useless-yet-undeniably-adorable MagicBand attachment thingies (scientific name): Other ideas for wedding-related things to do at Walt Disney World: Get Happily Ever After, Just Engaged, and/or Im Celebrating! buttons from Guest Services for free Wear Mr. and Mrs. shirts Paint your faces in your wedding colors (just not in the summer) Do whatever you feel like doing to combine your matrimonial bliss with a visit to your favorite mouse. Just be prepared to either awkwardly say, Its coming up! or lie through your teeth to everyone who congratulates you and asks when you got married. Back in March when Josh and I got our wedding ears, we had a cast member announce to the entirety of the Liberty Inn restaurant that we were on our honeymoon. He also said Joshs last name wrong. I also tried to run away and was thwarted. But I did get a free brownie, so thats something. Ive considered not wearing the ears again but they arent cheap so Im getting full use out of them, damn it. Related posts: These ideas are awesome!
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This Weekend: New Episodes Of “sea Rescue” And “the Wildlife Docs”

This Weekend: New Episodes of “Sea Rescue” and “The Wildlife Docs”

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Catch new episodes of Sea Rescue and The Wildlife Docs this weekend!

On Sea Rescue, two harbor seals come into SeaWorld San Diego with terrible injuries and the team must work hard to nurse Sharky and Roxy back to health. Then, a little known phenomenon called natural seepage affects hundreds of seabirds and other marine life but fortunately, help is at hand.
On The Wildlife Docs, Samantha, an older female chimp at Busch Gardens Tampa, must undergo medical treatment before she can celebrate her birthday. Then, the park’s animal experts are called to help with a mother bear and her two cubs. See how the team helps the bears and gives them a new start in life.
Sea Rescue and The Wildlife Docs air nationally on ABC on Saturday mornings during “Litton’s Weekend Adventure” and are among the most popular Saturday morning shows.
They are part of the #1 rated block on Saturday mornings and are consistently rated #1 in the top ten U.S. markets including the four largest: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia. Currently in its third season, Sea Rescue has been seen by more than 120 million viewers.
Time is subject to change so be sure to check your local listings. For more information about Sea Rescue and The Wildlife Docs visit .
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Rupert Murdoch Does Not Want Hbo Or Cnn — He Wants Wayne Enterprises – Thestreet

He is behindDavid Thomson, the chairman of Thomson Reuters ( TRI ), with a fortune of $24.1 billion and Anne Cox Chambers of Cox Enterprises with a fortune of $16.2 billion . Few goals probably remain for a man with that much money. But then again, we’re dealing with Rupert Murdoch, whose voracious appetite for all things media stretches back to the 1950s. Murdoch now has his sights set on Time Warner ( TWX ), having offered to pay $85 a share with investors assuming that Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox ( FOXA ) is poised to increase its bid, maybe to more than $100 a share. Time Warner is in play, whether CEO Jeff Bewkes like that or not. Captain America Another Arrow in Disney’s Marvel Quiver With this deal, Murdoch would become the king of media, if he isn’t already. Time Warner is already the fourth most profitable broadcasting and cable company in the world with annual net income of $3.6 billion. If Murdoch buys the entire company he would actually increase his wealth from the current $13.8 billion to $27.6 billion — assuming the current market value of Foxincreases from $74 billion to $148 billion in a decade and assuming he is still alive in 2024 when he will be 93 years young. Keep in mind, The Walt Disney Company ( DIS ) has a market cap of more than $147 billion and Comcast ( CMCSA ) has a market cap of more than $143 billion, which means it’s possible to create a broadcasting and cable company with a market value of $148 billion. If anybody can do it, it’s Murdoch. Why Stop at Reality?
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Judge to announce verdict this afternoon in Cartagena murder trial – City & Region – The Buffalo News

She also testified that Bianca was a healthy, active child and gymnast, suggesting that she would have been able to fight her way out of asphyxiation unless intentional force was being applied. Defense attorney Joseph J. Terranova, in his summation, argued that there was no evidence of smothering other than the pallor and a small amount of hemorrhaging on Biancas eyelids that another pathologist, Dr. Jonathan Arden of McLean, Va., noted could have been caused by many other factors. Terranova said that Arden, his expert witness, determined the cause of death as an undiagnosed enlarged heart condition known as dilated cardiomyopathy. However, Dr. Kim A. Collins, a forensic pathologist testifying for the prosecution, disputed Ardens opinion. Collins blamed Biancas death on asphyxiation by head, neck or chest compression with the possibility of smothering and she determined the manner of death was homicide.
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A Look Back At July 20, 1969: Apollo 11 Moon Landing Watched Live At Disneyland Park

Space MountainOn the afternoon of July 20, 1969, just steps away from an attraction called “Flight to the Moon,” thousands of Disneyland park guests gathered at the Tomorrowland Stage to watch a seminal event in human history unfold on live television.

Just last week, while researching another project, I came across this rare color image in our archives that shows the Apollo 11 Moon Landing being watched live at Disneyland park.

In go to website the years that followed this momentous event, we were fortunate to welcome two members of the remarkable Apollo 11 crew to Disneyland park.
In February 1989, Buzz Aldrin joined us for the Challenger Spirit Salute, an event to honor the Challenger Center for Space Science Education .
In July 2005, Neil Armstrong was on hand for the “re-launch” of Space Mountain . This photo was taken just above the exact spot where all those years earlier, Disneyland guests gathered in almost unimaginable anticipation to watch as he became the first man to step foot on the moon.
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Disney World Monorail Shut Down By Weather-related Power… |

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Sunday, July 13, 2014 | Posted: 10:00 p.m. Sunday, July 13, 2014 Disney World monorail shut down by weather-related power outage; passengers evacuated Sponsored Links LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. About 120 passengers were evacuated from a Walt Disney World monorail Sunday evening due to a weather-related power outage. The monorail stopped on a stretch of track between the Transportation and Ticket Center and Disneys Wilderness Lodge. Workers spent about 30 disney orlando packages minutes trying to restart the monorail to return it to a station to unload the passengers, officials said. Once those measures proved unsuccessful, the Reedy Creek Fire Department spent an hour evacuating the passengers from the monorail using a special stairwell device and other vehicles equipped with platforms, Fire Chief Bo Jones said. No one was injured, and there were no medical emergencies. Once lowered to the ground, the passengers were escorted to busses provided by Disney. Stay with Channel 9 Eyewitness News for updates to this story.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit Disney World monorail shut down by weather-related power… | A Disney World monorail train on the Epcot line had to be evacuated Sunday night after what passengers said was a possible lightning strike. More About 120 people were evacuated, and there were no injuries, according to Reedy Creek fire officials. Some were evacuated through the emergency hatch on the roof of the train, and they had to walk across the train cars while secured to a safety line. Fire officials confirmed the monorail lost power due to a weather-related issue, and Disney was unable to restart the monorail so it had to be evacuated. Several Twitter users reported the evacuation just after 6 p.m. “Literally stuck on a monorail at Disney, lighting struck and we immediately stopped. I’m convinced that I’m going to die,” said Twitter user @nnaaatttalliiie at 6:07 p.m. We’re going to have to evacuate the monorail,” @lilymock said. tweeted a photo of the monorail stopped near the Wilderness Lodge with multiple emergency vehicles nearby. All riders were evacuated by 8 p.m., but the monorail remained stalled late into the night.
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Disney Cruise Line Summer Recipe: Cajun Shrimp Slaw

shrimmm938221If you’ve been on a Disney cruise , there’s no doubt you’ve noticed the variety of cuisines available for you to try. Part of the fun of traveling is experiencing new things, which we make possible for our guests in many ways … including dining!

Today’s dish is Cajun-inspired, so its preparation is simple. Just toss all of the flavorful ingredients together for a delicious Louisiana-style meal!
Check out the full recipe below and download our keepsake recipe card here. Enjoy!

Cajun Shrimp Slaw with Louisiana Sauce

Serves: 6
5 21–25 shrimp (cooked and peeled)
1 white onion (finely sliced)
1 carrot (shredded)
1⁄4 cup tomato ketchup
1 tsp. cajun spice
1 tbsp. curly parsley (chopped)
salt and pepper
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Toyota Named Official Automotive Partner Of The 2015 Special Olympics World Games – Yahoo Finance

Toyota partners with philanthropic organizations across the country, with a focus on education, safety and the environment. As part of this commitment, we share the companys extensive know-how garnered from building great cars and trucks to help community organizations and other nonprofits expand their ability to do good. For more information about Toyota, visit . To date, Toyota has contributed more than $700 million to American nonprofit groups. For more information about Toyotas contributions in the U.S., visit . About the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games With 7,000 athletes and 3,000 coaches representing 177 countries, along with 30,000 volunteers and an anticipated 500,000 spectators, the 2015 Special Olympics World Games – being staged in Los Angeles July 25 – August 2, 2015 – will be the largest sports-and-humanitarian event anywhere in the world in 2015, and the single biggest event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympic Games. The 2015 Special Olympics World Games, with the unparalleled spirit, enthusiasm, teamwork, joy and displays of courage and skill that are hallmarks of all Special Olympics events, will feature 25 Olympic-style sports in venues throughout the Los Angeles region. The Opening Ceremony, to be held July 25, 2015 in the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, site of the 1932 and 1984 Olympic Games, is expected to attract 80,000 spectators. On April 30, 2014, LA2015 and ESPN announced a global programming deal that will see ESPN bring coverage of World Games to millions of fans around the world. Honorary Chairs of the Games are President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and California Governor Jerry Brown serving as Honorary Hosts. Current Founding Champions and sponsors include The Coca-Cola Company, Mattel, Deloitte, Toyota, Kaiser Permanente, Davis Elen Advertising, AEG, David Geffen, Steven Spielberg and his wife Kate Capshaw, The Walt Disney Company, Knights of Columbus and Bank of America.
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Disney takes unusual promo route with Japanese ‘Big Hero 6′ animation | Boston Herald

With more than 5,000 fans expected to attend, Disney is company website teasing several of the studio’s upcoming animated movies at the D23 Expo, a three-day celebration of all things Disney at the Anaheim Convention Center. On the animation front, the studio will showcase Walt Disney Animation Studios’ computer-generated adventure “Frozen” and Pixar’s prehistoric comedy “The Good Dinosaur” during a Friday presentation, as well as the “Finding Nemo” sequel “Finding Dory,” the manga-style Marvel adaptation “Big Hero 6″ and the new Mickey Mouse short film “Get a Horse!” (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File) 1 Mark Schilling TOKYO — As a tie-in to “Big Hero 6,” the first-ever Disney-Marvel animated feature, Disney is collaborating with the release of a manga in Japan based on the pic’s story. Called “Baymax” — the pic’s Japanese title — the manga will be serialized in Magazine Special monthly comic mag starting on Aug. 20. A prequel, “Episode 0,” will appear in Weekly Shonen Magazine on Aug. 6. Both comics are the work of Haruki Ueno, who is also responsible for “Phi Brain: Saigo no Puzzle” (“The Last Puzzle”), a popular mystery manga that debuted in Magazine Special. The comic features the title robot, Baymax, and its boy companion, Hiro, whose adventures unfold in the fictional city of San Fransokyo. The Disney pic will be released on November 7 in the U.S. and on December 20 in Japan.
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