Disney Cruise Line Adds One to Meyer Werft Orderbook

first_imgzoom The US-based cruise company Disney Cruise Line has decided to further expand its fleet as it added a third vessel to its orderbook.The first two vessels under the company’s next phase of expansion were ordered in March 2016 from Germany’s Meyer Werft shipyard. The new cruise ship will also be constructed by the same yard.The earlier ordered ships are scheduled to be finalized in 2021 and 2023, respectively, while the third newbuilding is set to be completed in 2022.Disney Cruise Line said that all ship names, design plans and itineraries are still in development. The three new ships will be powered by clean-burning liquefied natural gas and be the same size of around 135,000 gross tons with about 1,250 guest staterooms planned, slightly larger than the newest Disney Cruise Line ships, the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy.“We decided two ships wouldn’t be enough to hold all of the exciting new experiences we have been dreaming up to take family cruise vacations to a whole new level with immersive Disney storytelling, world-class family entertainment, and imaginative innovations that are fantastically fun and uniquely Disney,” Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, said.last_img read more

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Autopsy Demanded on Manatees Death

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Climate Change blamed for seawater woes in Grand Turk Emergency action in Grand Turk due to sea surges Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGrand Turk, 17 Nov 2014 – An autopsy is being demanded on the now dead manatee which days ago paid a surprise visit to the capital Grand Turk and had been taken into the care of Katherine Hart and the Department of Environment Maritime Affairs. The manatee on Wednesday morning died, and it is causing outrage in some quarters that the sea mammal was fed lettuce and given gallons of fresh water to drink. Government issued a release to explain that it believed the male juvenile manatee got off its usual course due to the stormy weather and on November 5 and ended up in Grand Turk. The manatee was spotted by workers at the Carnival Cruise center. It was explained that manatees need fresh water to survive, though they also live in sea water. The plan had been to invest $2,000 to fly the manatee to Puerto Rico where a proper rehabilitation facility would have nursed the juvy back to health. But one opinion posted at Speak Your Mind TCI expresses that those who were caring for the manatee may have been out of their depth, I quote now: It appears there may have been lack of qualification and competency to carry out the exercise and, there should be question in the effectiveness and the management thereof. That matter should have required professional health personnel.” Another opinion came in a letter to media, Devon Williams former radio station owner, has written to Greenpeace, summoning the global organization known for its sometimes radically resolute stances on nature and the environment; he wants them involved. Williams sarcastically points out: A mammoth sized rescue was performed, the sea was not safe for the sea creature, he would be much better off in a backyard pool and so he was taken thereto.” Williams added that a map of the territory of the West Indian Sea Cow shows the TCI is a part of the mammal’s home territory and that he believes the juvenile was too young to digest so much lettuce and stand the change in water temperature. Our research shows that Manatees are indeed believed to be able to go as long as a week without fresh water, but that fresh water is a part of their diet….and several sites show manatees enjoying eating lettuce, saying younger manatees love it. There had been a drive to raise that $2,000 with the help of the TCI Reef Foundation. No word on whether an autopsy is indeed planned to determine the cause of death for the animal. Related Items:Department of Environment Maritime Affairs, devon williams, katherine hart, manatee, tci reef restoration, west indies sea cow Katherine Hart Hailed as a Mother to the Juvenile Manateelast_img read more

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26yearold man shot to death in Chollas Creek

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom 26-year-old man shot to death in Chollas Creek August 3, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A 26-year-old man was fatally wounded in the Chollas Creek neighborhood of San Diego, a police lieutenant said today.The victim and the suspect were involved in a fight near the intersection of University Avenue and 52nd Street that continued toward the 4000 block of 52nd Street, where the suspect pulled out a gun and shot the 26-year-old man, San Diego Police Lt. Matthew Dobbs said.The suspect was last seen running west on University Avenue, Dobbs said.Police were dispatched to the scene about 2:30 p.m. Friday and paramedics rushed the shooting victim to an area hospital where he died from his injuries, Dobbs said.The department’s homicide unit asked anyone with information regarding the shooting death to call them at 619-531-2293. Posted: August 3, 2019last_img read more

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Law minister to fight if any journo implicated in digital law

first_imgLaw minister Anisul Huq. Prothom Alo File PhotoLaw minister Anisul Huq has said journalistic pursuit will not be considered as spying, even under the provision of the just-proposed digital security law.In a ‘Meet the press’ programme on Tuesday, he insisted that the job of the journalists is “to collect information for publishing reports, but not hand them over to the enemies of government or foreign countries”.However, Anisul Huq, a lawyer by profession, told the newsmen that he himself would fight free of cost for journalists if any of them is implicated under the said law for publishing objective reports.The law is widely criticised by various groups including journalists, at home and abroad, who argued that it will further curtail freedom of expression in the country.Anisul Huq expressed his views that section 32 of the draft act, which is complementary to another controversial law on ICT, will not act as any obstacle to practice of journalism.The minister spoke in detail of various aspects of the proposed law and addressed queries from journalists at the programme, organised by Law Reporters’ Forum at the Dhaka Reporters’ Unity (DRU).The cabinet, on 30 January, approved the draft Digital Security Act, 2018.It has kept provision for 14 years of imprisonment and section 32 of it says if any person captures, preserves or sends any sensitive or secret information of any government, semi-government, autonomous and statutory body through any kind of digital device, computer, computer network, and/or digital network, then it will be an offence of digital spying.last_img read more

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Netflix Orders Three New Italy Originals Including Three Steps Over Heaven

first_imgNetflix has announced three new Italian originals, indicating that the streaming giant is ramping up operations in the country as it gets more traction with local subscribers.The new Italian Netflix originals in the pipeline are: “Curon,” a genre show with supernatural elements, which is set in a Northern Italian village; a series adaptation of hit teen romance movie “Three Steps Over Heaven”; and an adaptation of a bestselling Italian novel titled “Fedeltà,” which translates as “Faithfulness,” and is about a Milanese couple in their 30s. “Curon,” in which “a mother and her teen kids return to her mysterious hometown village in Northern Italy only to discover what lies below the surface of her past,” according to promotional materials, sees Ezio Abbate serving as head writer. Abbate was a writer on “Suburra,” which was Netflix’s first Italian original. “Curon” will be produced by Indiana Productions and marks the first Netflix deal for the Milan-based shingle, which has been expanding into TV. What’s Coming to Netflix in September 2019 “Three Steps Over Heaven” originated as a movie hit in Italy and was then adapted to stellar results in Spain. The series will be produced by ITV-owned Cattleya, the prominent Italian shingle that produced “Suburra.”In this series, which will transpose the Italian film’s setting from Rome to a backdrop of motorbike racing on the Adriatic coast, “an undeniable attraction” will bring together two characters, Sally and Ale, “from their different worlds,” a Netflix statement said. Netflix has just acquired the adaptation rights to “Fedeltà,” which is shortlisted for Italy’s top literary prize, the Premio Strega. No Italian producer is on board for the show yet.Besides these three new original series, Netflix recently announced an Italian original film, “Lo Spietato,” directed by Renato De Maria and toplining local A-lister Riccardo Scamarcio as a Milanese gangster. Produced by BIBI Film and RAI Cinema, the pic will be released briefly in Italian cinemas April 8-10 and then drop globally on Netflix on April 19.“Italy is a cradle of great storytellers and amazing talent, and our aim is to find those unique and very local voices that could resonate with TV lovers everywhere,” said Kelly Luegenbiehl, Vice President of International Original Series for Europe and Africa. “This new crop of projects are all very different and will all be shot across Italy. We’re deeply committed to the Italian creative community – and to the creative vision of the content creators we’re working with.”Netflix also has three Italian standup comedy originals in the works. And it is also in production on the second season of “Baby,” which takes its cue from a real-life Rome teen prostitution ring.Though the exact figure of Netflix’s Italian client base is not known, subscribers to streaming platforms in Italy have doubled over the past year, reaching roughly 5 million, the bulk of which are said to be Netflix subscribers, according to a recent study by Ernst & Young, the Italian daily Il Sole 24 Ore reported. Other previously announced Italian Netflix originals in the pipeline are the first season of “Luna Nera,” a new original series based on an unpublished manuscript about women accused of witchcraft in 17th-century Italy, to be produced by Domenico Procacci’s Fandango, and an adaptation of Italian animated franchise the “Winx Club” into a live-action TV series. ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Creator Jenji Kohan and Star Uzo Aduba Bid Farewellcenter_img Popular on Variety Related ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

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Tips to stay fit healthy during pregnancy

first_imgExpecting mothers should go for pregnancy friendly exercises and should get comfortable maternity gear for working out, says an expert.Yuvraj Randhawa, gym trainer and owner of Health Plus gym (H+), gives an insight on smart ways to exercise safely during pregnancy:1. Don’t lie on your back: Avoid exercises that require you to lie flat on your back, especially crunches after the first trimester. Lying on your back for an extended period could make you feel dizzy as this can decrease blood flow to you and to your baby.  Also Read – Add new books to your shelf2. Get maternity gear: Comfort and flexibility are must during workouts but the baby bump needs to be accommodated throughout your pregnancy. Look for workout wear that is specifically sized to your times, shoe and measurements. There should be nothing too constrictive, nor anything too loose. Make sure you don’t get too warm, as over-heating can pose a threat to the baby.3. Go for pregnancy friendly exercises: Walking briskly, swimming regularly and parental yoga are all very healthy and easy on baby. Remember that your joints become loose and your centre of gravity shifts with pregnancy, so you cannot just scale down your usual routine. Seek out a moderate program that keeps you strong and fit in a relaxed and safe manner. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive4. Get more rest than usual: Most expectant mothers need more sitting, napping and relaxing, but if you have got a healthy fitness routine going, you need even more time to recoup. Don’t ever keep yourself in overdrive, no matter how much you have got going on or how great your love of working out may be. Keeping yourself fit during this time is a very healthy decision, but it also must be a wise one; listen to your body.5. Be prepared to modify your routine: You may not be able to keep up that five mile run when you’re pregnant, which is totally fine. Hormonal changes during pregnancy make you more flexible and your growing belly can throw off your centre of balance, making your standby workouts more difficult. You may lessen the time.last_img read more

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