DD vs MI: Mumbai seal playoffs berth with record victory over Delhi

first_imgPutting up a horrendous show with both the bat and ball, DelhiDaredevils posted their lowest total of 66 all out in 13.4 overs as they lost to the Mumbai Indians by 146 runs — biggest defeat in terms ofruns in the Indian Premier League (IPL) – here on Saturday. (SCORECARD | POINTS TABLE)Facing one of their remaining must-win matches after having eight points from10 games, Delhi allowed Lendl Simmons and Kieran Pollard to hitblistering half-centuries as Mumbai posted a huge total of 212/3 in 20overs at the Ferozeshah Kotla stadium here.The home side’sbatting was even more horrific than their bowling as they were bowledout for 66 — one run short of matching their lowest total of 67, posted earlier this edition against Kings XI Punjab on April 30. It was thethird lowest total in the history of IPL — the infamy belonging toRoyal Challengers Bangalore’s 49 against Kolkata Knight Riders lastmonth.Even though the target was huge, no one expected Delhi tosurrender meekly, especially after the way they chased down 209-runtarget set by Gujarat Lions in their previous match here.ButDelhi lost five batsmen in the Powerplay overs (six) with only 35 on the board. Pacer Mitchell McClanaghan delivered in the ball of the innings, removing Sanju Samson, who was caught by Simmons at deep square leg.In the next over, Shreyas Iyer top-edged a short ball from Lasith Malingaand was caught by Harbhajan Singh at midwicket, reducing Delhi to 6/2 in 1.5 overs.Next to go was Rishabh Pant (0), who pulled pacerJasprit Bumrah straight into the hands of Simmons at deep midwicket.Delhi vice-captain Karun Nair (21 off 15) too soon perished, offering acatch to Rohit at short midwicket off a delivery from off-spinnerHarbhajan Singh, as the hosts reeled at 31/4 in 4.4 overs.advertisementMalinga struck again, getting rid of Corey Anderson (10) as the left-handedbatsman offered an easy catch to Karn Sharma at dep midwicket.Leg-spinner Sharma too revelled in Mumbai’s party, bagging the wickets of MarlonSamuels (1) and Kagison Rabada (0). Eventually, Delhi folded up for 66and now have a slim chance of qualifying for the play-offs.Earlier, Simmons, playing his first match of the campaign, starred from thestart with a knock of 66 off 43 deliveries, featuring five fours andfour sixes, while Pollard scored a belligerent 63 not out off 35 balls,milking four sixes.Asked to bat, Simmons and Parthiv Patel (25)gave the visitors a flying start, putting up 79 runs for the firstwicket in 8.4 overs. At the end of the Powerplay overs (6), Mumbai werehandsomely placed at 60/1.West Indian Simmons, who replaced JosButtler in the team, was particularly impressive, using the long handleto good effect. He wasn’t afraid of going on the backfoot to hit towards the cover and was equally at ease against the short deliveries aimed at him by Delhi pacers Zaheer Khan, Kagiso Rabada and Pat Cummins.Parthiv (25 off 22) played a perfect foil to Simmons till leg-spinner AmitMishra ended his innings when the left-hander stepped out and missed agoogly, only to be stumped by wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant.Simmons then completed his fifty off 38 deliveries, as he and Pollard tookMumbai innings forward. Pollard made his intention clear from theoutset, hitting Mishra for two sixes in the 11th over.Simmonsgave further proof of his power-hitting by hitting Cummins and CoreyAnderson for two sixes, before being caught by Marlon Samuels off, withMumbai at 116/2 in 12.3 overs.Pollard, however, continued to assault the bowlers, despatching two more deliveries from Mishra over long on in the next over.Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma (10)’s wicket, however, gave some relief to thehosts. The right-hander unsuccessfully pulled Rabada and the ball landed in the hands of Mishra at short fine-leg, as Mumbai lost their thirdwicket for 153 runs in 15.3 overs.Meanwhile Pollard completedhis fifty in 29 balls with a powerful straight drive off Cummins. Helater got good support from Hardik Pandya (29 not out off 14) as theyhelped Mumbai register a mighty total — which they easily defended.last_img read more

Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor Money Fight declared second richest in history

first_imgFloyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor’s Money Fight in August has been declared as the second richest boxing match in history, with the release of final figures on Friday.According to the statement from Showtime sports, the Mayweather-McGregor fight generated 4.3 million pay-per-view buys in North America.Boxing star Mayweather came out of a two-year retirement to fight the martial arts king McGregor in August and the long regarded as the finest defensive fighter to step into the ring, left few openings and used the first three rounds to feel out his opponent.By the fourth round Mayweather went on the attack and started landing blow after blow against a suddenly desperate McGregor who was bravely hanging on while clutching and grabbing the American.In the 10th, Mayweather moved in for kill pinning a visibly fatigued McGregor against the ropes and landing a flurry of punches when the referee stepped in to stop the fight.The richest fight in history is Mayweather’s boxing bout with Manny Pacquiao in 2015, which drew 4.6 million buys to earn around 600 million dollars.However, the figures of the Money Fight are almost double of the third biggest fight, which again featured Mayweather against Oscar De La Hoya in 2007 and had 2.48 million buys.Showtime said in their statement that the fight had exceeded 600 million dollars, including global revenues, including ticket sales, sponsorship and international distribution.”The pairing of Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor brought together two very significant and distinct global fan bases in one truly unprecedented event,” Showtime Sports chief Stephen Espinoza told ESPN.advertisement”The remarkable results are all the more impressive considering that the planning, marketing and execution took place across a span of just 72 days from the initial announcement to fight night.”Meanwhile, Pacquiao confirmed last week that he was in talks with McGregor over a possible fight in April 2018.last_img read more

Logic Technology: J-Testr RF, a new test solution for the IoT

first_imgEiger Design, an innovative supplier of functional circuit test solutions to the electronics test market, announced the launch of a new test solution for todays integrated RF devices (e.g. Bluetooth, LORA, WIFI) and other RF applications including ISM 433MHz.The J-Testr RF is a test solution designed specifically to test todays integrated RF devices for the IoT (Bluetooth, LORA, WIFI, etc.) and other RF applications (including ISM 433MHz). With a compact, space efficient footprint, competitive pricing, advanced features and flexibility the J-Testr RF enables large and small companies to effectively test their RF devices with confidence and significantly improve the quality of testing at the printed circuit board assembly stage.Integrating an ‘exchangeable’ high RF isolation chamber, with full fixture (bed of nails) capability, the device under test, and its measurements, are shielded from almost all environments. The J-Testr RF eliminates the need for special ‘low RF noise’ rooms within a production environment and provides high quality and repeatable measurements. Special consideration has been given to ease of integration with open access to the RF chamber plus intelligent cabling and connector layout, creating a simple and cost- effective test solution.RF instruments are integrated in such a way as to enable them to be controlled manually or automatically, via test sequencer software, that allows quick testing or debugging of devices with little or even no test software support. The RF instruments include digital displays at the user interface enabling the user to see the current RF signal measurement/outputs even during an automated test.Designed not only to test RF functions the J-Testr RF includes a fully integrated standard J-Testr system with all the stimulation signals present within non-RF function test systems, which allows the device to receive a full functional test without the need for another test stage. These standard functional test features allow the same test station to be used for non-RF devices using low-cost standard J-Testr exchangeable kits extending the return on investment.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous Infineon: connection between the real and digital worlds on show at electronica 2018Next Teledyne LeCroy rolls out new test tools for designers, test engineers, and educatorslast_img read more

‘I’m not Pochettino!’ – Wenger won’t give up on title

first_imgArsène Wenger ‘I’m not Pochettino’ – Wenger refuses to give up on Arsenal’s title chances Dejan Kalinic Last updated 12/4/17 02:33 12/4/17 Comments() Mauricio Pochettino Arsene Wenger Getty Images Arsène Wenger Arsenal Arsenal v Manchester United Premier League The Gunners boss pointed out one difference between him and his Tottenham rival and hopes his side’s recent defeat angers his players Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has insisted that, unlike Tottenham Hotspur counterpart Mauricio Pochettino, he is refusing to give up on his side’s Premier League title chances just yet.The Gunners suffered a 3-1 defeat to Manchester United at the Emirates on Saturday thanks to a superb performance from goalkeeper David de Gea.The result leaves Arsenal fifth in the table, 15 points behind runaway league leaders Manchester City. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player And while Tottenham manager Pochettino accepted recently that his side have little chance of lifting the crown , Wenger was unwilling to do likewise.”I am not Pochettino, I am Arsene Wenger,” the Frenchman told reporters.”I am here to fight as long as I can, as long as mathematically it’s possible you have to fight, you cannot give any other message out.”Frustration #AFCvMUFC pic.twitter.com/PMDmwMBy82 — Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) December 2, 2017 Arsenal had 33 shots against United, but De Gea made an incredible 14 saves to deny Wenger’s team.He admitted it was difficult to accept the result but believes it should make his players even hungrier.”I believe the game, it has to make us angry and even more determined,” he said.”If I am a player, and I think with what we produced, we have a huge potential, and we lose the game, we cannot accept that.”That’s what you want, the players have produced a quality performance.”last_img read more

Ronaldo falls to 49th in player value list

first_imgReal Madrid Ronaldo named 49th most valuable player in the world Joe Wright Last updated 1 year ago 04:48 1/10/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(23) cristiano ronaldo - cropped Getty Images Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi Neymar PSG Barcelona Ligue 1 Primera División Premier League Bundesliga Serie A The Real Madrid star barely scraped into the top 50 of the most valuable footballers in a list calculated by the CIES Football Observatory Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been ranked just the 49th most valuable player in the world by a new study.The 32-year-old is behind Manchester United’s Anthony Martial and Manchester City’s Nicolas Otamendi in the table, and comes in one place ahead of Monaco’s Fabinho.Neymar is top of the list of the world’s 100 most valuable footballers, compiled by the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) Football Observatory, ahead of Lionel Messi in second and Harry Kane in third. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The PSG star is given a value of €213 million, while Messi is rated at €202.2m and Kane comes in at €194.7m. Ronaldo, meanwhile is worth just €80.4m according to the study, coming in below 48 other players. The annual assessment of players in Europe’s top five leagues takes into account a variety of factors, including age, position, contract duration, performance and international status.Cristiano Ronaldo, Real MadridRonaldo ranks relatively low on the list due to his age, while his substandard return of just four goals from 13 La Liga matches in 2017-18 could also be a factor. Still, the 32-year-old Portugal star won both the Best FIFA Men’s Player and Ballon d’Or awards in 2017, and has 16 goals in 23 appearances overall this term. Ronaldo is the oldest player on the list of 100, and one of only three players older than 30 (Roma’s Edin Dzeko and Man City’s David Silva are the other two). Meanwhile, Barcelona contributed both the most valuable goalkeeper on the list (Marc-André ter Stegen at €96m) and the most valuable defender (Samuel Umtiti at €101m).The top 10 includes five players from the Premier League: Kane, Dele Alli (€171.3m), Kevin De Bruyne (€167.8m), Romelu Lukaku (€164.8m) and Paul Pogba (€147.5m).Neymar is evidently Ligue 1’s most valuable player, with Messi leading the way for La Liga players. Paulo Dybala is top of the Serie A contingent at €174.6m, with Robert Lewandowski setting the benchmark for the Bundesliga at €107m.The Football Observatory is a research group that operates within the CIES, an independent study centre located in Switzerland. Top 20 most valuable footballers in the world, according to CIES: Rank Player Value (in millions) 1 Neymar €213 2 Lionel Mesi €202.2 3 Harry Kane €194.7 4 Kylian Mbappe €192.5 5 Paulo Dybala €174.6 6 Dele Alli €171.3 7 Kevin De Bruyne €167.8 8 Romelu Lukaku €164.8 9 Antoine Griezmann €150.2 10 Paul Pogba €147.5 11 Leroy Sane €140.6 12 Mohamed Salah €140.5 13 Raheem Sterling €138.2 14 Luis Suarez €128.7 15 Marcus Rashford €126.8 16 Philippe Coutinho €123 17 Gabriel Jesus €122.6 18 Eden Hazard €119.6 19 Gonzalo Higuain €113 20 Alvaro Morata €108last_img read more

Vegas Computer Is Predicting A Significant Upset On Saturday

first_imgA general view of Texas Tech's football stadium.LUBBOCK, TX – NOVEMBER 12: A general view of play between the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Jones AT&T Stadium on November 12, 2011 in Lubbock, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Week 5 of the college football season is still a few days away, but that won’t stop us from looking ahead. There are a few major games, including two top-10 matchups as Ohio State travels to Penn State while Stanford takes on Notre Dame.Another top-25 matchup will take place in the Big 12 on Saturday. Texas Tech, which just took down No. 15 Oklahoma State, takes on West Virginia in what promises to be a shootout.Ahead of the game, a Vegas sportsbook’s computer predicted the outcome.OddsShark’s computer model suggests the Red Raiders will pull off yet another upset. According to the OddsShark prediction, Texas Tech will take down West Virginia by a final score of 35.6-31.6.Kliff Kingsbury entered the season on the hot seat, but the Red Raiders are off to an incredible start to the season. A win over Heisman contender Will Grier and the Mountaineers would do wonders for the program.Stay tuned.last_img read more

Samsung Galaxy A10, A30 and A50 full specs and features leak out, may launch at MWC 2019

first_img Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiFebruary 14, 2019UPDATED: February 15, 2019 10:09 IST Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018)HIGHLIGHTSThe Galaxy A10 will sport a 6.2-inch HD+ Infinity-V displayThe Galaxy A30 and A50 will come with Infinity-U displays and 4,000mAh batteryThe Galaxy A50 is said to offer a triple rear camera setupSamsung is planning to bring out a bunch of new phones under the Galaxy A series, based on recent rumours. The Galaxy A10, A20, A30, A40 and A50 have been talked about in recent weeks, and it is also being said that the company will launch the first three in India soon. Now, tipster Ishan Agarwal has provided a full spec sheet for the Galaxy A10, A30 and A50 along with key features and colour variants. It is possible that Samsung will announce them at MWC 2019 and will bring them to India soon after that.Going by the name, the Galaxy A10 will likely be the cheapest among the Galaxy A phones in 2019. According to the leak by Ishan and MySmartPrice, the A10 will sport a 6.2-inch HD+ Infinity-V display. So, like the Galaxy M10, the Galaxy A10 will sport a V-shaped notch and will house a 5MP front-facing camera. The Galaxy A10 will be powered by an Exynos 7884B processor paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.Like the M10, the Galaxy A10 will also not come with a fingerprint sensor and will only offer face unlock. The Galaxy A10 will be a dual-SIM phone with a dedicated slot for a microSD card. It is tipped to come with a 4,000mAh battery and microUSB port. The Galaxy A10 will be offered in black and gold colours.Exclusive: Samsung Galaxy A10, A30 and A50 Full Specs and Feature list. The phones will launch globally as well as in India, soon. I expect the global launch to be in MWC 2019 as some renders I saw had Barcelona city mentioned on them. A50 with In-Display FP and Triple Camera! pic.twitter.com/D4H8Ns7eYoadvertisementIshan Agarwal (@ishanagarwal24) February 14, 2019What is interesting here is that the Galaxy A10 seemingly offers better hardware compared to the Galaxy A20, which was recently spotted on Geekbench with 1GB of RAM and running Android Go. This would presumably keep the Galaxy A20 below the A10, which seems unlikely.Next up, we have the Galaxy A30, which will reportedly come with a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-U display. The waterdrop notch with the Infinity-U display may differ slightly in shape to the Infinity-V display. The Galaxy A30 will offer an Always-On display and the notch is said to house a 16MP camera with f/1.9 aperture. On the back, the Galaxy A30 is tipped to come with a 16MP f/1.9 sensor and a 5MP ultra wide-angle sensor with a possible pixel binning feature.The Galaxy A30 will reportedly get the Exynos 7904 chipset and will come in two variants – 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB. The Galaxy A30 is also tipped to come with dual SIM support, Type-C port and a 4,000mAh battery with a Type-C port. Both the A30 and A50 will be offered in black, white and blue colours.The Galaxy A50 will naturally slots above the Galaxy A30 and is expected to get some interesting features like an in-display fingerprint sensor and triple rear cameras. The Galaxy A50 will get a similar 6.4-inch FHD+ Infinity-U display as the Galaxy A30. The report adds that the Galaxy A50 will come with an Exynos 9610 chipset and will be offered in two variants as well – 4GB/64GB and 6GB +128GB. Both the models will support fast charging up to 15W.The Galaxy A50 will come with a triple camera setup that could include a 25MP f.17, a 5MP f/2.2 fixed focus camera and a third 8MP ultra-wide angle camera. The Galaxy A50 is also expected in two variants, 4G/64 and 8GB 128. The phone is also listed with a 4,000mAh battery, a Type-C port and an in-display fingerprint sensor.ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy A50 certified by FCC, Galaxy A20 spotted running Android GoALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy A10, A20, A30 may launch in India soon, starting price tipped around Rs 8,500Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow SamsungFollow Galaxy A10Follow Galaxy A30Follow Galaxy A50 Samsung Galaxy A10, A30 and A50 full specs and features leak out, may launch at MWC 2019A new leak has provided the full spec list, features and colour variants of the Galaxy A10, A30 and A50. Samsung could announce these phones at MWC 2019.advertisementlast_img read more

2018 Medal of Bravery Recipients Honoured

first_imgFour heroes were honoured with a Medal of Bravery at a ceremony held today, Dec. 4, at Province House in Halifax. The Medal of Bravery is awarded each year to people who have risked their life protecting the life or property of others. “These acts of bravery reflect what we stand for as a province – a place where people look out for one another,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “Those being honoured today chose courage over fear, ignoring the danger to themselves to help fellow citizens. Their bravery is an inspiration and this recognition is well-deserved.” This year’s recipients are Jules Dufour, Halifax, Kevin Tough, West Pennant, Halifax Regional Municipality, Bruce Knocton, Milford, Hants Co. and Paul Rowe, Chester Basin. Mr. Dufour and Mr. Tough, unknown to each other, broke down the door of a burning home on Nightingale Drive in Halifax, where they found and rescued a young man who had been asleep downstairs, along with two family pets. Mr. Knocton, a deputy with Sheriff Services, came upon a head on collision while travelling on highway 102 near exit 13 in Colchester Co, where one vehicle was on fire. He climbed into the burning car and helped the driver, an unconscious woman and remained with her until emergency responders arrived. Mr. Rowe came to the rescue of a driver whose vehicle had plummeted into the ocean on highway 3 near Gold River, Lunenburg Co. Without hesitation, he entered the water and helped the driver escape from the vehicle. In his efforts to help the driver, Mr. Rowe noticed a car seat in the back. While first responders attended to the driver, Mr. Rowe returned to search the now submerged vehicle and confirmed there were no other occupants. For more information on medal recipients, or to find out how to nominate a hero, visit http://www.novascotia.ca/bravery .last_img read more

Air Frances Stelia Equinox A330s strike incongruous PaxEx note

first_imgAir France is to install fully flat seats without direct aisle access on its Airbus A330 fleet, with the first of the refurbished 36-passenger cabins in a 2-2-2 configuration now flying and more on the way through the end of next year.The seat, confirms vice president of customer experience Carole Peytavin to Runway Girl Network, is Stelia Aerospace’s Equinox 2D, a surprising choice for a wide variety of destinations, including some premium-heavy markets. Air France operates the A330 to several African destinations (Accra, Ouagadougou, Cotonou, Lagos, and Niamey), Bengaluru and Delhi, plus Chicago, Dallas, Houston and Seattle.Yet this is not the 3D version of Equinox, where the aisle-side passenger’s seat reclines to a lower level than the window-side passenger, Peytavin tells RGN. “After numerous tests and evaluations, both in-house and with our customers, Stelia [Equinox] 2D seemed to us to be more relevant in terms of comfort, ergonomics and accessibility.”The cabin is laid out in a 2-2-2 configuration. Image: Air FranceAir France and its design partners, says Peytavin, “have indeed worked a lot on the modularity of this seat. A sliding partition allows customers to isolate themselves and fully enjoy their privacy. On the other hand, for passengers traveling together, when the partition is open there is a real feeling of conviviality and sharing.”A small self-service bar area spruces up the door space. Image: Air FranceConviviality and sharing is not, however, a priority for most business travelers, who will be unimpressed by this seat and in particular the complexity of the maneuver required to climb from the window seat across the aisle passenger. The depth of Equinox’s large footwell space indeed makes this more difficult than some competing products.The overlap at foot level means that aisle access is more difficult than in some other fully flat beds. Image: Air FranceResponding to questions from RGN about aisle access, Peytavin explains that “the ergonomics and in particular accessibility have been permanent optimization criteria taken into account in the development of this seat. Aisle access is made easier by a relatively low seat, which is easy to ‘step over’ even when in the full-flat position.”Previous non-aisle-access seats on the Air France fleet have been angled lie-flat sloping sleepers, which have few benefits, but one is that feet close to the ground are easier to step over.Straddling a sleeping neighbor at mid-thigh is likely to prove less than satisfactory.Air France worked with Mark Collins at the Swiss design consultancy Design Investment on the seat, as part of its ongoing decade-long partnership with the company across business, premium economy and economy.The aesthetic of the cabin is a positive evolutionary update of previous generations, with grey fabric seat moquette, a fully dark blue seatback containing the inflight entertainment system (confirmed to be the RAVE system from Safran, formerly Zodiac) in front, and touches of a light beige in leather that brings a touch of warmth to what might otherwise feel somewhat sterile.The touches of dark blue and beige are an improvement on the previous generation of seat. Image: Air FranceWith key cabin refurbishments looming for a large part of the Air France fleet, Peytavin confirms that the airline has no plans to refine the existing Zodiac Cirrus seating on its 787 and 777 aircraft, declining to discuss either the A380 refurbishment that is scheduled for a 2020-2022 time window or the remaining aircraft in the longhaul fleet.However, alongside the Boeing 777 subfleet for the Caribbean and Indian Ocean routes the airline refers to as “14J” and uses primarily on leisure routes, “the 350 will be equipped with Safran’s Optima seat and we maintain the highest standards of quality and comfort,” Peytavin says, confirming to RGN that the 14J retrofit will take place this year and next.On balance, however, it seems surprising that the airline’s leisure and visiting-friends-and-relatives routes on the 777 14J fleet would be offered direct aisle access while the destinations served by the A330 — which are in some cases major business routes — sees a product that many business travelers will find sub-par.Related Articles:In Conversation: Goodbye to the A380 and hello to airplane mealsOp-Ed: Cathay Pacific finally vindicated for its A380 decisionAirbus ends A380 production with Emirates swap to A330neo & A350Air France promises premium #PaxEx, wifi and power upgradesAir France plumps for wildly diverse future business class seatsWhy premium economy on 787 is sweet spot for Air France, passengersAir France 787 business class dabbles with eleganceAir France rolling out restaurant style service in biz on more routesPaxEx 2017: Premium economy options move strength to strengthSeat certification bites as luxury-rebranded Stelia pauses CometPress Release: Air France selects Zodiac’s RAVE IFE for 15 A330slast_img read more

Virgin Atlantic eschews doors in new Cirrus NG business class

first_imgEmergency egress questions about business class mini-suites? @SafranSeats’ solution is the flexible door, which I’m calling the #KoolAidModel: you just burst through the wall. This is smart #PaxEx design and updated from what we saw last year. #AIX19 #avgeek pic.twitter.com/eRCHeStdKy— John Walton ✈️ 💺 (@thatjohn) April 3, 2019 In true Virgin style, the reveal of Virgin Atlantic’s new Airbus A350 interiors at its headquarters near Gatwick was slick, design-oriented and mood-lit. Upper Class’ Safran Cirrus NG herringbone, new lounge space replacing the previous bars, premium economy’s Collins MiQ, and Recaro’s CL3710 are all great products that represent an advance on the current state of Virgin’s passenger experience. But, crucially for an airline that comes in for criticism of being branding style over hard product substance, the new business class lacks a door.A privacy divider extending perhaps 20-30cm (8-12 inches) over the arm space instead of a door is a considered decision on Virgin’s part, and indeed the airline’s executives were all fully on-message in highlighting the airline’s belief that its #PaxEx is inherently social.“For us, what was really important was having a privacy divider to be able to give you privacy between you and customers who are sitting diagonally from you,” Daniel Kerzner, vice president for customer experience, told Runway Girl Network, highlighting also that the carrier had tested a variety of options with focus groups of passengers. “In a lot of the research that we did we found that the door actually became a barrier between you and the service on board. But it also in most cases is a partial door anyways. When we looked at the possibility, either in the seat that we have or in other seats that are on the market, the door, being a partial door, didn’t give you full privacy.”Yet the professed logic from the airline around the reasoning behind not selecting doors was not entirely consistent.“When you’re in the cabin, whether that privacy divider went the full way or not, if crew members or other passengers are walking by, they can still see you in that door,” Kerzner said. “What was really important was that we had the privacy that you need when you’re sitting in the seat but not getting in the way of what the service offering is, with the exception of the airlines that are flying a full cabin where you have a floor-to-ceiling door.”RGN sought to understand the logic that the door wasn’t useful both because the crew could still see in, and the door cut off contact with the crew. And so, RGN continued to dive into the details with Gareth Salt, A350 programme director, and Mark Croucher, head of customer experience and CRM at Virgin Holidays, newly moved over from the A350 programme.“In reality,” Salt noted, “we want to promote interaction with our crew. Even with a full door, in reality you don’t have a private space unless it’s floor-to-ceiling. We didn’t feel a value in the full door because we felt it prohibited that exchange.”The Cirrus NG’s privacy divider, here at its full extension, is not a door. Image: John WaltonContinued Croucher, “One of the things that we pride ourselves on with our current Upper Class Suite is the openness of the cabin. Of course, over time that’s become something of a challenge for us: privacy is becoming more important. For us, the seat we’ve got now is the perfect place to be for us.”RGN raised the question of the flexible “flappy door” offered by Safran and shown at the Aircraft Interiors Expo as an option. “It’s a fair point,” Croucher said. “I’m not sure the flappy door really is the most sophisticated solution. The door is a conversation point for many people. It’s very on trend. It’s a standard offering. But the flappy door for me just wasn’t — or isn’t — sophisticated enough. When you look at the cabin design we’ve put in, all of the trim and finish you can see the level of detail and attention that we go down to. There’s no way of making that door work in that scenario, keeping that social angle and the trim and finish that we’ve got, and keeping the cabin as open.”The V-shaped centre section is similar to what Virgin offers on its 747 today. Image: John WaltonOpenness, Virgin execs said, was also the reason behind the airline choosing what is for now a unique configuration, with the seats in a mixed herringbone layout featuring the centre section pointing towards the aisle and the windows.“There were two big factors” towards this decision, Kerzner explained. “One, people wanted to have the light, the experience of facing outwards, whether it was a window or facing towards the window. The other big factor in this was the centre seats actually give you the possibility to be closer together to the person beside you, because your legs are facing out towards the aisle and out towards the window, so your bodies are actually closer together if you wanted to be able to have a dialogue, to be able to share a meal together, and you still have the privacy with the privacy divider. What we found is the experience of people who are traveling together is better, and the experience of people who are not traveling together is not negatively impacted by that configuration.”Virgin is the first airline to have all seats in the cabin pointing towards the windows and away from the centreline. Image: John WaltonVirgin Atlantic’s in-house design team has apparently spent three years with Safran (and indeed Zodiac prior to the takeover and rebranding) working to “create a product that is different than others have”, Kerzner noted. Yet none of the Virgin Atlantic executives had a ready answer for why they put trust in Safran to develop what is at this point a relatively highly customized seat on time, to a decent quality and to an acceptable reliability.Given Safran’s history of leaving United 777s stuck on the tarmac at Boeing awaiting Optima seats, and Cathay Pacific’s ongoing problems with its Cirrus III A350-900 seats, the true first test of the product will be in achieving deliveries on time and to quality for the expected first flight in August — which has already slipped from “early 2019” at the time of ordering at the Farnborough Air Show three years ago.Will Cirrus NG escape the industrialisation problems of Cirrus III? Image: John WaltonVirgin Atlantic provided economy class intra-Europe travel and accommodation in Crawley for this event.Related Articles:Ranking 2019’s best business class seatsExploring business class trends for 2019Regulations covering doored business class mini-suites evolveEvolving business class suite privacy beyond just adding a doorHow many doors do you really need, asks Jamco’s Spread Your WingsCathay still fixing Safran seats, lavatories on even new A350sIf you liked it, then you (should) have put a door on itJamco poses questions about the future of business, first classThe premium cabin trend du jour: privacy doorsAmerican reveals post-Zodiac business class plan for 787, 777-200ERDoing Business: whither the herringbone business class seat?Virgin Atlantic scraps A330 Upper Class Dream Suitelast_img read more

Opinion Boeing must give maximum assurance on 737 MAX airworthiness

first_imgWith the global grounding of the 737 MAX fleet Boeing faces what is possibly the greatest crisis of confidence in the company’s history. The significance of the events leading to this grounding cast doubt on the foundations of regulatory harmonization between the FAA and its global peers. For the manufacturer’s airline customers, the grounding has had significant operational impact and raises questions over the wisdom of a single aircraft fleet strategy. For the public, the situation is simple: they are scared of the plane and they want to fly without fear.In these difficult circumstances, the standard operating procedures for investigating and resolving the causes of air crashes have been largely abandoned. Decisions to ground the aircraft started happening even before a link between the Ethiopian Airlines and Lion Air crashes was fully evident, and despite the FAA’s initial finding that the aircraft was still airworthy. In a mobile, social, vocal world, public outcry holds sway indeed.The rift between regulators who initially opted to ground the MAX (among them, China, India and Europe’s EASA) and those who did not (the FAA and Transport Canada) was initially surprising. But as more information came to light about the circumstances that Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines pilots faced when dealing with the MCAS system’s handling of faulty readings from AOA sensors, the decision by those regulators to ground the planes before there might be more loss of life became justified.Additional information later emerged which only served to impress on regulators, operators and the public the challenges for pilots in managing these system-fault conditions.Boeing had already been working on a software update which might make it less likely that pilots would be faced with these conditions again, and it has pushed forward with an effort to prove the effectiveness of that software fix.Yet, in your writer’s opinion, Boeing’s own angle of attack in addressing these headwinds had been largely inadequate. Rather than be transparent and actively engage in proactive communications that anticipated public concerns, the company seemed to initially stick by SOPs and limit its communications to just the basics.European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) representatives skipped Boeing’s meeting of regulators and operators to reveal details of the software fix in March. This is telling. It suggests that EASA may not have felt, at the time, that there was enough progress made to substantiate a solution that would satisfy its requirements. In fact, when asked, EASA dodged questions by this writer as to why the agency did not attend.But it did say, “EASA is working towards having the aircraft return to service as soon as possible, but only once there is complete reassurance that it is safe. This includes, as stated … at the European Parliament, that EASA will go in-depth of the proposed changes that may include design and training aspects.”In reply to a further query, EASA said it would join other authorities to “conduct a comprehensive review of the Boeing 737 MAX design. EASA has accepted the [FAA’s] invitation and has appointed senior EASA staff to join the [Joint Authorities Technical Review] JATR team.”On 4 April, following publication of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 preliminary report, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg stated: “The full details of what happened in the two accidents will be issued by the government authorities in the final reports, but, with the release of the preliminary report of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 accident investigation, it’s apparent that in both flights the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System, known as MCAS, activated in response to erroneous angle of attack information.“The history of our industry shows most accidents are caused by a chain of events. This again is the case here, and we know we can break one of those chain links in these two accidents. As pilots have told us, erroneous activation of the MCAS function can add to what is already a high workload environment. It’s our responsibility to eliminate this risk. We own it and we know how to do it.”Muilenburg’s statements certainly seem heartfelt. And in terms of a fix, he assured “we own it and we know how to do it”.Even so, the Boeing CEO’s latest comments ring hollow when they are not matched by strong and clear actions that reveal a commitment to safety above and beyond the industry norm.As Boeing acts to address the system faults that contributed to these two tragic accidents, the FAA has published a preliminary report finding the 737 MAX operationally suitable.This reserved regulatory language – “suitable” – is unlikely to boost public confidence in the aircraft, even if it were to satisfy regulators. But we already know that the initial determinations of this report do not have the buy-in of Transport Canada.Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau told Reuters that computer-based training on the new software system was not enough. “It’s not going to be a question of pulling out an iPad and spending an hour on it,” he said. “Simulators are the very best way, from a training point of view, to go over exactly what could happen in a real way and to react properly to it.”Runway Girl Network reached out to EASA for comment on its position on training, and had not heard back at the time of writing, but given its previous comments we would not be surprised if EASA, like Transport Canada, would expect Boeing to require higher standards of proof that the software will prevent future accidents.Of course, it was the FAA who published the report touting operational suitability, but the technical basis for that report came from Boeing – this is not irregular, it is how the regulatory process works even beyond the US. But regulators have a responsibility to push back if they feel manufacturers are not adequately covering all contingencies.More importantly, manufacturers can choose to go beyond the minimum acceptable standards set by regulators.That is what Boeing needs to do next.Because the solution presented by Boeing is largely software dependent, it is invisible. Boeing can’t show that they have resolved faults as readily as they would if part X was malfunctioning and they replaced it with part Y which was tested in a lab to prove that it will not malfunction. The best proof of software is beta testing with a large enough group of users to gather data that proves the system works as intended while also identifying unexpected problems.Opening up the system to admittedly costly simulator training, as Transport Canada suggests, would do a double service of training pilots to manage irregular operations while also helping to gather substantive data of the MCAS system’s integrity.The reality is that operators will need to reassure their pilots, flight attendants and the public at large, that they will be flying on safe aircraft. They will need to know that Boeing, regulators and airlines have done everything possible to ensure safety. The minimum is not acceptable. Boeing has to go above and beyond in this case to eliminate doubt.The Boeing name means something to people. The 737 has a remarkable history of reliable operations. The 737 MAX needs to live up to the legacy of the rest of the Boeing line. Boeing earned the trust from the aviation community over more than 100 years, but that reputation must be defended every day.CEO Muilenburg rightly said that Boeing “owns” safety. Now, they just have to prove it.Related Articles:MAX pain could see some suppliers gain, but nobody is celebratingIn Conversation: AIX 2019In Conversation Transcribed: AIX 2019RGN Premium: A ripple effect around the globePaxEx Podcast: Max Flight and Mary Kirby on why no-MAX flightCanada, US ban 737 MAX flights citing new dataOPINION: Passengers scheduled on MAX forced into impossible decisionNorth American carriers express confidence in MAX; union wants probeNTSB calls for FAA to fill the safety gap on Part 135 operationsExit row seating age raises safety questionsLion Air crash should remind us not to rush to judgmentAir accident cluster makes travelers fearful; should they worry?How EDM supports crew training at Ethiopian Airlines via simulationlast_img read more

Press Release OneWeb Satellites begins highvolume production

first_imgOneWeb Satellites – a joint venture of OneWeb and Airbus – today officially opened the world’s first high-volume, high-speed advanced satellite production facility to bring transformative internet connectivity to everyone, everywhere.Historically, satellites are custom built, costing tens of millions of dollars to build, and taking more than a year to produce a single one. The OneWeb Satellites facility is the first to employ industrial-scale mass production techniques for satellites, enabling dramatically reduced costs and production times that can deliver one satellite per production shift or two a day, while significantly expanding internet connectivity and making space technology far more accessible.“OneWeb Satellites and its partners are transforming the satellite and space industry. By producing high quality satellites at a fraction of the cost and schedule of traditional manufacturers, we are not only enabling OneWeb to connect the planet, we are making space dramatically more accessible to everyone,” said Tony Gingiss, CEO of One Web Satellites.The facility’s production capabilities will first support the rapid scaling of the OneWeb network, starting with a constellation of 650 satellites and scaling to 1,980 satellites delivering global connectivity.With half the world’s population unconnected, and inconsistent connectivity persisting as people travel more at sea and in the skies, the high-performance communication satellites built in this facility will enable high-speed internet access that can unlock healthcare, education, and economic advancements.“This is a defining moment in the history of OneWeb, and the space industry. With today’s opening, we are one step closer to connecting the unconnected for the benefit of societies all over the world,” said Adrian Steckel, CEO of OneWeb. “As we gear up for more satellite launches at the end of the year, this facility will ensure we can begin delivering global connectivity in some areas as early as next year and globally in 2021.”The 105,500 square foot production facility, which has two production lines capable of producing two satellites a day, is helping to revitalize Florida’s Space Coast with 250 new high-tech jobs and 3,000 indirect jobs through the supply chain.Government officials including U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, U.S. Senator Rick Scott, U.S. Rep. Bill Posey, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Manisha Singh, and business and community leaders in Merritt Island, Florida near the Kennedy Space Center attended the official opening with the team.For Airbus, this new facility is the latest step in the company’s continued and long-standing growth in U.S. manufacturing, job creation and investment. Airbus utilizes 450 U.S. suppliers in 40+ states and has spent more than $187 billion in the U.S. since 1990. Airbus spending in the U.S. supports more than 275,000 American jobs.“Airbus is manufacturing products in the U.S. from all of our business divisions – commercial aircraft, helicopters and now satellites,” said C. Jeffrey Knittel, Chairman and CEO of Airbus Americas. “We take seriously our partnerships in the communities where we do business, and we’re proud to contribute our aerospace manufacturing expertise to the Space Coast with 250 new high-tech jobs in Florida. We are equally excited to welcome these new employees to the Airbus OneWeb Satellites team in the U.S.”OneWeb Satellites’ game-changing manufacturing technology and facility also represent a tremendous opportunity for other commercial and government customers, providing end-users with dramatic cost savings and opening the door to missions that were previously unthinkable.“The avenue for unlocking untapped human potential lies, yet to be paved, in space,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “Private industry is a key partner in this effort as we are well on our way to a $1 trillion space economy and fueling a new revolution in technology in orbit.”Chairman Pai added: “Since my first day as Chairman of the FCC, my number one priority has been closing the digital divide and bringing the benefits of the digital age to all Americans. Promoting innovative technologies will be critical to accomplishing that priority.  Satellite constellations have the ability to deliver broadband services using a new generation of low-Earth orbit satellite technologies.  That’s why the FCC under my leadership approved OneWeb’s proposal and why I was pleased to attend the opening of OneWeb Satellite’s production facility.  At the FCC, we’ll continue our work to make access to high-speed Internet available across the country.”Key production and satellite statsThe facility is capable of producing up to two satellites every day, or one per assembly line shift. Traditional manufacturers generally take more than a year to build a single satellite.The facility can produce a satellite for approximately 1/50th of the cost of a traditional manufacturer.Total Spacecraft Mass – 150 kgPayload Mass – 60 kgPropulsion – Electric (Xenon HET)The design life of the satellites will be greater than seven years in a 500 km orbit and greater than five years in a 1,200 km orbit.About OneWeb SatellitesOneWeb Satellites is a joint venture between Airbus and OneWeb that was formed in 2016 to design and manufacture the satellites for the OneWeb constellation. In the process, OneWeb Satellites has revolutionized satellite manufacturing by being the first to utilize commoditization and mass production techniques to dramatically reduce production times and costs. Where a traditional satellite may cost tens of millions of dollars and take years to build, we can do it at a far lower cost and at a production rate of up to two per day.Our mission is not limited to the OneWeb program. Through our partnership with Airbus, we are offering to the market a standardized, mass produced satellite platform and payload interface that can be compatible with many different payloads, providing end-users with dramatic cost savings and opening the door for missions that were previously unthinkable.About OneWebOneWeb’s mission is to enable Internet access everywhere, for everyone. OneWeb is building a communications network with a constellation of low-Earth-orbit satellites that will provide connectivity to people around the world. OneWeb offers business solutions for Broadband, Government and Cellular Backhaul. Its high speed, low latency, network enables game-changing Mobility solutions to industries that rely on global connectivity, such as Aviation, Maritime, Automotive, Trains and more.About AirbusAirbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2018 it generated revenues of € 64 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.last_img read more

In Conversation the Mitsubishi SpaceJet with Isaac Alexander

first_imgWhat’s new with the Mitsubishi SpaceJet, and where has the programme come from? What’s the latest on this delayed but very promising aircraft? How did its history — and Japan’s corporate landscape — lead it to where it is today, and what does today’s market look like for this size of plane in the context of Airbus’s A220, Boeing’s E2 partnership with Embraer, and indeed the CRJ moving to Mitsubishi.How do the new M100 and M90 compare with the MRJ70 and MRJ90 in the 70-odd and 90-odd passenger space? What about a stretched M200? How does the new Safran ECOS family-based cabin stand up? Why is the future bright for Mitsubishi and the aircraft? And where might Mitsubishi base its US operations for the SpaceJet?Listen here as RGN deputy editor John Walton is in conversation with Seattle-based aerospace writer Isaac Alexander. Every episode of In Conversation is also available on iTunes. A transcript of this podcast will also be published on this page shortly: please email john@runwaygirlnetwork.com with any feedback on formatting or with any recommendations for increasing its accessibility to the widest possible audience.Audio Playerhttps://audio.simplecast.com/59af47fe.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

The heat is on with aircraft ESAs Carlisle has a cool answer

first_imgHeat and power. These two words are on the tips of the tongues of all stakeholders seeking to bring new electronically steerable antennas (ESAs) to civil aviation in a bid to support low-latency broadband transmissions for passengers and pilots. Inherently, ESAs generate a lot of heat because they draw a lot of power. How will these connectivity work horses cool down?Carlisle Interconnect Technologies (CIT), quite literally, has a cool idea. During the APEX EXPO in Los Angeles, it showcased its new patented Thermal Management System (TMS), saying the system resolves a lot of the issues that have inhibited operators from adopting ESAs. The TMS provides a uniform temperature plane for beam steering. And, just as manufacturers see opportunities to equip business jets and commercial aircraft with ESA hardware, so too does CIT see opportunities for its TMS to accompany them in both sectors.Little wonder, then, why the TMS on display at the APEX EXPO can next be seen on display in Las Vegas at the upcoming National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention and exhibition, boasting the ultra-low-profile footprint of ARINC 781 because, as CIT director, sales – IFEC/interiors Kris Samuelson explained, “although this is in the footprint of the 781″ for business and regional aircraft “you could in theory take a high gain antenna off and put this system on using some of the same basic reinforcement or somebody might say, ‘I’ve got an ESA that’s dimensionally larger, and so this is going to have to be scaled accordingly.’”That means that an operator could remove the antenna supporting Inmarsat L-band-based SwiftBroadband satellite communications, for instance, and replace it with an ESA supporting new Low Earth Orbit or Medium Earth Orbit constellations, when they are completed.Saint Augustine, Florida-based CIT, a division of Carlisle Companies, has been watching the ESA market since it started to gain momentum in IFE and connectivity.Last year, the company unveiled a Carlisle adapter plate and CPI Radant radome that follows the ARINC 792 standard aimed at primarily addressing flat-panel and electronically steered antennas for narrowbody and widebody aircraft.But while the 792-compliant package generated a lot of interest, “it doesn’t solve a cooling issue, it doesn’t solve a gate-to-gate issue, and so that really lends itself to this”, said Samuelson, pointing to the TMS, which is, again, scalable to meet something as small as an ARINC 781 footprint or as large as ARINC 792.What has the reception been like with airlines? “You know airlines, they do look at this and I think they like some of the benefits of what Carlisle’s hardware systems do,” said the CIT executive. “They’re easy to install, they’re less intrusive to the aircraft. These installation solutions are designed with manufacturablity in mind, installation, speed to market in mind, and just a less intrusive penetration into the fuselage. So these systems, the way Carlisle has designed them, you’re not going to have to reskin that portion of the aircraft if you take that system off. Which is just kind of what [ARINC] 791 is about anyway.” That is the spec followed by industry for installing traditional, mechanically steered Ku and Ka-band aero antennas, which airline passengers are now familiar with seeing atop commercial aircraft.In terms of frequency, CIT remains agnostic, willing to provide the adapter plate, radome and indeed cooling system for Ku or Ka ESAs as they arrive on the scene. “I mean we have to be right? Our last interview in Boston, was kind of a focus on that. You know we really want to be able to support everyone,” said Samuelson.With that said, CIT is not simply waiting for ESA manufacturers to advance antenna technology. It’s moving fast-forward on that front as well, recently signing a memorandum of understanding with Ball Aerospace to bring a new satellite communications antenna to the commercial aviation marketplace.Ball has already successfully tested its first-generation AIRLINK-branded Ku- and Ka-band products with geostationary Earth orbit and LEO satellites. But under the MOU, CIT will leverage Ball’s second-generation of fully electronically steerable phased array antennas, featuring the firm’s innovative sub-array antenna architecture.“We do have a MOU with Ball aerospace. And that’s exciting because Ball almost came out of nowhere into this market. Now they are heavily in military and defense, but they’ve got an ESA, they’re talking to the likes of the satellite providers, and they need help. They understand defense very, very well. And we’re excited to help them,” said Samuelson. “Effectively, Carlisle has had great traction with every ESA terminal developer there is in market today. And we want to make sure those that make it, have a solution. You can obviously see that their technology stops at the bottom of that ESA. They’re not really thinking about how to get it on an aircraft. Maybe some are, but they certainly don’t have that solution, that’s where we want to be, and I think we’re doing a really good job at that.”In short, CIT feels it is well position to capture a fair chunk of business in supporting the install of ESAs on business and commercial aircraft. “And I think, this show much more than in Boston [at last year’s APEX EXPO], I feel like we’re having the conversations of when, not if,” said Samuelson in Los Angeles. “I think that really is the shift from Boston to this show is, it’s about when. We need a prototype by AIX, we need flight hardware by November, and we’re thinking well then we’ve got to launch a program.”Related Articles:OneWeb aims to disrupt IFC; pursues linefit with Airbus and BoeingPhasor and Gogo advance work on Ku electronically steerable antennaNot so fast; a phased array wake-up call discussedSafran expects its new antenna to be first nextgen cleared for GXRockwell Collins grows connectivity footprint; readies for the futureCarlisle eager to work with Inmarsat, Panasonic for nextgen GX installsMulling a possible future of antennas integrated into commercial jetsStakeholders make pointed remarks as flat panel competition hots upLufthansa Technik presses for inflight connectivity SLA standardsThinKom eyes near-term commercial airline launch of Ka-band antennaThinKom sees clear path to supporting LEOs and MEOs with its antennasIntelsat talks aero in a shared GEO/LEO worldPanasonic talks prospects of Ku HTS, and future LEO networksPanasonic, Kymeta part on good terms as industry giant studies new techFAA assessing if corrective action necessary for fuselage scratcheslast_img read more

How To Use A FASTPASS Ticket At Tokyo Disney Resort

first_img15 minutes from Tokyo station will bring you to the enormously popular Tokyo Disney Resort.Many, many people visit the parks every day, and on holidays the waiting time for attractions can be longer than 120 minutes. That is why we recommend using Disney’s FASTPASS®.Today we will explain how to use the FASTPASS to enjoy Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea more efficiently.What is a FASTPASS?A FASTPASS is similar to a reservation ticket which you can issue on the day of use for free at machines placed in front of attractions. With this ticket, you can get on rides with a much shorter wait.If you have a FASTPASS and arrive at the designated attraction during the time written on your ticket (ex. 12:25-13:25), you can enter the attraction without the long wait.Please note that you cannot issue a FASTPASS for multiple attractions at once. Use them efficiently to enjoy more rides!The 3 Steps To Getting A FASTPASSFirst you will want to check the board at the entrance of the attraction to see when you will be able to use your FASTPASS. Then you will head to the ticket machine of the attraction you want to ride to issue your FASTPASS. This is how it’s done.1. Let The Machine Read Your Ticket’s QR CodeFirst you’ll need to find the ticket machine. Next you’ll insert your park ticket QR code side up, into the reader of the machine.last_img read more

JammuSrinagar highway likely to open on Saturday

first_imgJammu: After remaining closed for two days, the Jammu-Srinagar highway is likely to reopen on Saturday to clear stranded traffic. Traffic department officials said the highway was cleared on Friday evening for one-way traffic and over 600 vehicles were allowed to move, but shooting stones continuously interrupted the movement in Digdol area again forcing closure of the highway. “One dozen operator engaged in landslide debris clearance was injured when a boulder hit his machine late yesterday evening. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh “Road opening operation was again started in the morning today and if all goes well the highway would be opened for stranded vehicles today. “No fresh traffic will be allowed till the highway is decongested first by clearing the stranded traffic,” officials said. A massive landslide had hit the Digdol area of the highway in Ramban district on Thursday after which the road remained closed for two days.last_img read more


Advertisement Advertisement Say What? Tiffany Haddish Helms Revival of Family Favourite Series Kids Say the Darndest Things Debuting October 6Watch Global’s Fall Trailer Feat. Billie Eilish’s Bad Guy HereTORONTO – As the seasons change from summer to fall, Global is gearing up for its biggest season yet with hit shows for every type of TV-lover including the ceremonious final season of Modern Family, new laugh-out-loud comedies The Unicorn and Carol’s Second Act, and two new edge-of-your-seat thrillers, Prodigal Son and Evil. Beyond primetime, Global continues to deliver viewers new hits 24/7 with additions like late night series A Little Late with Lilly Singh, and the world television debut of Complex Network’s revered web series Hot Ones and Sneaker Shopping.Global heads in to fall with strong momentum from a hot summer lineup that saw the network claim more spots in the Top 20 programs amongst adults 18-34 than any other conventional broadcaster. Global’s summer standouts included the #1 scripted show of the summer BH90210, fan favourite Big Brother continuing to rank in the Top 5, and Top 20 perennial Canadian hit Private Eyes, each ranking across all key demos and adults 18-34.“This fall Global is set to deliver its most powerful lineup of hit shows carefully curated to bring viewers diverse content from industry heavyweights both on and off camera,” said Daniel Eves, Senior Vice President of TV Networks, Corus Entertainment. “Building on the tremendous success of last year’s schedule, Global’s offering is positioned to bring viewers 24/7 entertainment whenever and wherever they want to watch.”Continue reading below for more about Global’s fall 2019 schedule. For a full list of Global’s fall premiere dates, click here.DRAMAHeadlining Global’s schedule are some of the most anticipated new and returning series of the season featuring 16 hours of simulcast. Kicking off premiere week on September 23 is the dark and twisted drama Prodigal Son, following the life of Malcolm Bright (Tom Payne, The Walking Dead), one of the best criminal psychologists with a father (played by Michael Sheen, Masters of Sex) known as one of the worst serial killers. Then, on September 26, Michelle and Robert King’s haunting new series Evil, starring Mike Colter (Luke Cage), puts science and religion to the test when extraordinary occurrences appear.Returning to Global’s drama slate are hit series with new captivating and heart pounding moments including Season 3 of spring’s Top 10 hit 9-1-1 (September 23), and the sophomore seasons of last fall’s #1 new drama New Amsterdam and Top 20 series FBI (September 24).COMEDYWednesdays are all about laughter as Global’s premieres continue to roll out, with the Golden Globe® winning series and final season of Modern Family and sophomore season of Single Parents launching September 25. As the Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan reunite one final time to celebrate Modern Family, a unique group of single parents attempt to juggle their children and personal lives on Single Parents. Thursdays welcome a second dose of lough-out-loud moments beginning September 26 with a new two-hour comedy block featuring returning cult classics Superstore and The Good Place, and two new comedies The Unicorn and Carol’s Second Act. New series The Unicorn stars Walton Goggins (Justified) embracing his new normal life as a single dad and as some would call, a unicorn. And finally, three-time EMMY® Award winning actress Patricia Heaton and newly cast Ashley Tisdale (High School Musical) star in the new multi-camera sitcom Carol’s Second Act.REALITYFor viewers looking for a dose of reality, the #1 reality series Survivor returns for its 39th season on September 25. Hosted by Jeff Probst, the season themed “Island of the Idols” features two legendary winners returning to serve as mentors to a group of new players. Lastly, celebrate “Sunday Funday” with Tiffany Haddish during the revival of family favourite Kids Say the Darndest Things premiering October 6. Featuring the often innocent and hilarious perspectives of kids, other weekly segments take Tiffany on various adventures like seeking advice on love and taking on carpool duty.ENTERTAINMENT, NEWS, AND SPECIALSDelivering the latest in entertainment news is ET Canada, premiering its historic 15th season on September 3 with a new year of exclusive interviews and unprecedented access to Hollywood’s biggest stars. Hosted by Cheryl Hickey along with Sr. Reporter Roz Weston and Entertainment Reporters Sangita Patel and Carlos Bustamante, the season begins with an action packed week of specials, concluding with an exclusive live half-hour red carpet special on September 8at the 2019 CCMA Awards Presented by TD. Then, catch the 2019 CCMA Awards Presented by TD live on Global beginning at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Plus, get a sneak peek of Global’s hot new schedule during the annual half-hour Global Fall TV Preview presented by ET Canada special airing September 18. For an even deeper dive on the latest news, entertainment, and hot topics, Global’s The Morning Show, hosted by Carolyn MacKenzie and Jeff McArthur, kicks off an all-new season September 3 airing weekdays across the country from 9 – 10 a.m. ET. Rounding out Global’s specials is A Little Late with Lilly Singh: The Primetime Special airing September 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT and features Singh as she partakes in sketches, interviews, games, and interacts with her studio audience.DAYTIME AND LATE NIGHTKicking off the schedule with some of the most buzzed about topics is Global’s lineup of daytime talk shows. Bringing warmth and a no-fuss approach into viewers’ homes, The Rachael Ray Show returns with new mouth-watering recipes on September 9, followed by the EMMY® Award-winning talk show The Talk with new member Marie Osmond joining Eve, Carrie Ann Inaba, Sharon Osbourne, and Sheryl Underwood for its milestone 10th season. Then, Global welcomes broadcast journalist and former national news anchor Tamron Hall as she debuts her very own talk show, Tamron Hall, a daily destination for all things topical and a place for viewers to connect with other people.Nighthawks rejoice as Global delivers late night’s hottest hosts and topics with three brand new late night series and two returning favourites, leading with some of the biggest stars and brilliants minds on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert beginning September 3. Stepping on to the scene as the only female late night host of any major broadcast network is Canadian, multi-faceted entertainer Lilly Singh, debuting her very own show A Little Late with Lilly Singh airing weeknights beginning September 16. Next up is Canada’s #1 late-night show for A18-34 and A25-54 Saturday Night Live, with the EMMY® Award-winning series premiering its 45th Season with host Woody Harrelson and musical guest Billie Eilish on September 28.As previously announced, following new episodes of SNL, Complex Networks, the largest youth culture brand in the U.S., spices up Saturday night and a second dose of Billie Eilish with the world broadcast premiere of their revered web series from First We Feast, Hot Ones, on September 28. Then, viewers can catch back-to-back new episodes of Hot Ones airing in a one-hour block kicking off October 5. From the food brand First We Feast, the series is hosted by Sean Evans and features interviews with some of the biggest names in Hollywood as they do their best to grin and bear through outrageously hot chicken wings. Also from Complex Networks, Global is thrilled to not only bring the hit digital series Sneaker Shopping to its digital and social channels, but also to broadcast television with a special premiere airing September 28 following Hot Ones. After that, viewers can find new half-hour segments every Friday night on Global beginning October 4. The award-winning series features Complex’s Joe La Puma interviewing fan-favourite artists and athletes as he takes them to the best sneaker stores around the globe.Viewers can stream all of Global’s content on GlobalTV.com and the Global TV app available on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Android TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, and Roku. To unlock Global’s entire lineup of new and returning series, viewers can sign in online or on the Global TV app with their TV service provider credentials to access full episodes and exclusive clips anytime. For more information, visit GlobalTV.com.For the latest social updates, viewers can follow Global on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for sneak peek clips, engaging original content, and clever memes and gifs.Global is a Corus Entertainment Network and is available through all major TV distributors, including: Shaw, Shaw Direct, Rogers, Bell, Videotron, Telus, Cogeco, Eastlink, SaskTel and the new STACKTV, streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime Video Channels.Source: Numeris PPM Data, Total Canada, CDN CONV ENG National Networks, AMA(000), A25-54 unless otherwise noted, Key demos = A18-49, W18-49, A25-54, W25-54, Rankers based on 3+ airings // FL’18 (Sep 17 – Dec 23/18 // SP’19 (Jan 7 – June 2/19) excluding NFL & NHL Playoffs // SM’19 (Jun 3 – Aug 25/19) confirmed up to Aug 18/19, excluding Stanley Cup FinalsSOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:Twitter: @GlobalTV  @GlobalTV_PR @CorusPRFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlobalTV/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/globaltv/About Corus Entertainment Inc. Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 37 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is also an established creator of globally distributed content through Nelvana animation studio, Corus Studios, and children’s book publishing house Kids Can Press. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, and lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com. 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Advertisement Twitter Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement If you have a hankering for a Calii Love poke bowl for lunch on the first weekend of the Toronto International Film Festival, you’re out of luck unless you’re Meryl Streep or one of the dozens of other stars who will flock to the city for the annual September event.The popular fast casual restaurant along King St. W. will close its doors to the public until 6 p.m. on this coming Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday — the festival’s busiest days — to host a celebrity photography studio and lounge in partnership with the entertainment publication Deadline.It’s a move some businesses might worry would cost them sales, but Calii Love owner Dan Gunam has a different strategy: bringing in celebrities could increase brand awareness and, if they post a snap at his hot spot, deliver plenty of cash when the festival is over from people who want to dine like the stars. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Joelle Murray, owner of Grinder Coffee in Leslieville, hugs film star Ryan Gosling after he visited her cafe during last year’s TIFF. Murray used a cardboard cutout of the star in her campaign to lure him. ‘I’ve had visitors from . . . all over the world come and take pictures with me and with the cardboard cut-out.’ GRINDER read more


Don Carmody and David CormicanArrivals – 45th International Emmy Awards Gala, New York, USA – 20 Nov 2017Don Carmody (L) and David Cormican of Tokyo Trial arrive for the 45th International Emmy Awards Gala at the New York Hilton hotel in New York, New York, USA, 20 November 2017. (Mandatory Credit: Photo by Andrew Gombert/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock (9231851k) Advertisement ShadowHunters producers Don Carmody and David Cormican will adapt the New York Times No. 1 bestselling House of Night series, the YA vampire saga written by the mother-daughter tandem of P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast, for television. Carmody and Cormican board the project with Davis Films, according to Victor Hadida, Davis Films’ president.Hadidia said Oscar-winning producer Carmody (Chicago) and International Emmy-nominated producer Cormican (Tokyo Trial) are the ideal team to adapt the fang saga into a live-action TV series through their Don Carmody Televison, the 6-year-old shingle that most recently delivered Northern Rescue for Netflix.Carmody has considerable history with Davis, having produced both Silent Hill films, a few Resident Evil installments and most recently Lucky Day by writer-director Roger Avary. Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitter read more