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Pop-Up Disney! To End This September at Downtown Disney in Disneyland

first_imgShare This!If you haven’t visiting the Pop-Up Disney! A Mickey Celebration experience, you’ll only have through Labor Day, September 2, to be able to do it. The Downtown Disney District exhibit is a social media lover’s dream. Guests have been able to can step inside nine different imaginatively themed rooms where multi-dimensional art and vibrant, visual displays salute Disney’s most recognizable icon.Want to know what some of the rooms have in store for Guests? In the Mickey at Disneyland room, Guests can share how much Mickey means to the Disneyland Resort, even getting a photo inside an 8-foot-tall Mickey balloon. In the Mickey Around the World room, you can see how Mickey is loved in different countries. The Forever Mickey Room allows Guests to reflect on what Mickey means to them thanks to a mirrored hallway. Finally, in the most social media move ever, you’ll also want to get your photo taken with the large polka dot bow sofa couch.The cost is $30 Monday to Thursday before 4 p.m. and $38 on evenings (after 4:00 p.m.) and weekends. The full experience takes approximately 1.5 hoursBook your reservation to visit the Pop-Up Disney experience here before your time runs out!last_img read more

Taipei’s EVA puts the premium in premium class

first_imghe new Carmona Red Rimowa will find its way into many a carry-on. Photo: EVA Air Taipei-based EVA Air has long been a quiet leader in the most premium of premium business classes.An early adopter of the Zodiac (now Safran) Cirrus outward-facing herringbone seat in its long-haul business class, branded as Royal Laurel, EVA’s soft product has matched this investment — and not just in its famous Hello Kitty planes either.The airline has long featured well above-average Champagne for business class passengers, well above the quality that many other airlines provide for first class. Depending on the route, either Krug or Veuve Clicquot’s vintage prestige cuvée La Grande Dame are offered.Read our ratings for Eva Air.Its amenity kits, too, are first class-level, with a new deep burgundy kit that replicates the iconic Rimowa suitcase.“Those departing from Taiwan receive overnight kits in Rimowa’s popular new ‘Carmona Red,’” says the airline. “Contents include a color-coordinated eye mask, cozy socks, a hairbrush, a microfiber cloth for cleaning glasses and screens on personal devices, earplugs, a toothbrush and toothpaste and skincare essentials from Clarins.”On inbound flights, it’s Ferragamo, “inspired by ancient Taiwanese majolica tiles, the case is a harmonious blend of contemporary fashion and Taiwanese culture stocked with Salvatore Ferragamo lotion, hand cream and lip balm elegantly scented with the brand’s new Bianco di Carrara fragrance.”Hearty portions of skincare, a proper-sized toothbrush, grip-soled socks and a microfibre cloth for cleaning glasses or electronic devices are included in both kits.EVA is also raising the airline pajama game with a new set from celebrity designer Jason Wu, featuring the usual stretch cotton but also a funky yet practical side-buttoning neck.Eva premiumThe pajama top collars are funky yet practical. All Photos: EVA AirThat kind of detail allows passengers who feel a draught around their necks to button up warmly, while those who tend to overheat can unbutton to the shoulder to allow for extra airflow.New food from Huang Ching-biao, a master chef specializing in the Tan aristocratic family style cuisine from China’s dynastic era, will be served departing Taipei to Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco in Royal Laurel (long haul) business class.It is, says EVA,  “prepared with slow, painstaking, traditional cooking techniques and nothing but the best ingredients, the inflight dining experience begins with a pork shoulder slice wrapped with cucumber and Thai-style shrimp followed by golden chicken soup with seafood in a rich, golden broth.“The main course is braised abalone in oyster sauce served with stir-fried rice with caramel olive while dessert is an elegant concoction of Tan’s mashed taro and sweet potato in water chestnut sauce.”Eva premiumCelebrating Tan-style cuisine is a bang-on brand idea.Meanwhile, passengers heading from Taipei to Brisbane, Paris and Vienna in business will enjoy seasonal desserts from Andrea Bonaffini, the Italian patissier behind Taipei’s Yellow Lemon dessert bar.There’s a new welcome beverage when you settle into your seat, too, “a cold-pressed mango and mixed fruit juice made from a blend of Taiwan’s exceptionally flavorful Irwin mangoes, pleasingly tart and aromatic passion fruit, tangy oranges and garden-fresh carrots”.This sort of signature drink is growing in popularity as airlines seek to make a positive and distinctive first impression on passengers. There’s also a little extra treat with coffee and tea: Eclat de Valrhona, a 61 percent premium cocoa dark chocolate from chocolatier Valrhona near Lyon in France.eva premiumEVA’s new fruit juice will be a refreshing start to the flight.The whole effect is to bring quite cost-effective changes that — to steal a phrase from the very zeitgeisty Marie Kondo — spark joy among passengers who might be stressed, tired or simply not expecting any magic from the airline experience.A stonking bottle of champers, an amenity kit you might actually like to keep, a really tasty bite to eat: this is the sort of surprise and delight that airlines need to be creating.last_img read more

Don’t Let Your Brain Deceive You: Avoiding Bias In Your UX Feedback

first_img Posted on 12th October 2017Web Design FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Don’t Let Your Brain Deceive You: Avoiding Bias In Your UX FeedbackYou are here: You know that user feedback is crucial — after all, your users will decide whether your app succeeds or not — but how do you know whether users are being fair and objective in their feedback?We can tell you: They won’t be. All of your users will be giving you biased feedback. They can’t help it.The post Don’t Let Your Brain Deceive You: Avoiding Bias In Your UX Feedback appeared first on Smashing Magazine.From our sponsors: Don’t Let Your Brain Deceive You: Avoiding Bias In Your UX Feedback HomeWeb DesignDon’t Let Your Brain Deceive You: Avoiding Bias In Your UX Feedback Related postsInclusive Components: Book Reviews And Accessibility Resources13th December 2019Should Your Portfolio Site Be A PWA?12th December 2019Building A CSS Layout: Live Stream With Rachel Andrew10th December 2019Struggling To Get A Handle On Traffic Surges10th December 2019How To Design Profitable Sales Funnels On Mobile6th December 2019How To Build A Real-Time Multiplayer Virtual Reality Game (Part 2)5th December 2019last_img read more

NYC Receipts Allocation Reflects Employees and Consultants

first_imgA company’s receipts were allocated to New York City based on the location of its consultants and employees, including salespeople.Receipts Were From Client SubscriptionsThe company argued that only its consultants and research managers should be taken into account in calculating the receipts factor. On the other hand, the City argued that it was solely the salespeople whose efforts generated the company’s service receipts.However, the Tax Appeals Tribunal rejected both of those positions. The receipts were from clients who paid the company a fixed price for a subscription service. The service was produced through the efforts of both the independent consultants and the company’s employees.Reasonable Method of AllocationA rule authorized allocation based on relative values or time spent within and outside the City, or another reasonable method. Accordingly, the Tribunal calculated a receipts factor for each of the tax years at issue. For example, the Tribunal determined the compensation paid to consultants in the City as a percentage of their worldwide compensation. The case was remanded to the administrative law judge to recalculate the company’s liability using the Tribunal’s receipts factors.Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc., New York City Tax Appeals Tribunal, TAT(E)08-79(GC), TAT(E)12-38(GC), and TAT(E)12-39(GC), December 28, 2017, ¶600-845Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

Leipzig director Door remains open for Lookman return

first_imgRB Leipzig director of football Paul Mitchell insists they would welcome back Ademola Lookman with open armsThe 21-year-old winger spent the latter part of last season on loan at Leipzig and impressed with by contributing towards nine goals in just 11 Bundesliga games.Leipzig had hoped to sign Lookman in the summer for a reported fee of £22m, but were turned down by the player’s parent club Everton.However, talk of Lookman making a return to the Red Bull Arena has started up again due to the youngster making just five appearances this season at Everton with four of them coming from the bench.Speaking of the England Under-21 international, Mitchell admits that Leipzig does still retain an interest in him.rb leipzig, bayern munichReport: Bayern are held by Leipzig George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Bayern Munich was held to another draw, this time by RB Leipzig.Bayern Munich finds themselves in the unfamiliar position of sitting third in the…“It’s clear how much affection we have for Ademola and I think from the way he performed here, the environment we created for him and the platform we gave him, he also enjoyed his time here,” Mitchell told The Sun.“And with a situation like that, we would always be open to revisiting, but you never know. At this moment he is an Everton player and he’s working with some really good people there.“We know him and we will always keep a very close eye on his development because we see him as a Red Bull guy from his time here.“But at the moment we just have to hope that he continues his progression as a footballer and let’s see what the future brings.”last_img read more

San Diego Gas Electric begins transition to timeofuse pricing

first_imgSan Diego Gas & Electric begins transition to time-of-use pricing Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 6:33 PM March 1, 2019 Posted: March 1, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – As part of a Public Utilities Commission initiative to support California’s shift to clean energy, San Diego Gas & Electric will begin a transition to time-of-use pricing in March.The plans are designed to encourage a cleaner power grid by using energy when renewable resources like solar power are readily available.Customers will be able to save money by shifting electricity use to hours before 4 p.m. or after 9 p.m.“The transition to time-of-use plans marks a big milestone in California’s journey toward a clean energy future,” said Scott Crider, SDG&E’s vice president of customer services. “We are committed to helping our customers through this transition.” KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

ABC Wants Faster Rapid Report Filings

first_img“As buyers, we recognize that this data is an estimate posting or early glimpse of a publication’s circulation, not the final audit,” Robin Steinberg, senior vice president and director of print investment at MediaVest USA said in a statement. “This gives us the ability to ask the right questions of our partners. The timely availability of this information is vital as we compare print with the myriad of other media options in today’s changing marketplace.” When it launched in 2006, the Rapid Report system—which allows publishers to voluntarily report their top-line circulation data on an issue-by-issue basis within weeks of the on-sale date—was slow to get participation from major publishers, who were reluctant to share the data with rivals. The free service seemed to finally gain traction last fall when Time Inc. joined the program.Today, a growing number of major magazine publishers have joined that program. American Media Inc. and Meredith have been on board since the beginning. Others, including Bauer, Bonnier, Condé Nast, Hachette, Hearst, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and long-time Rapid Report holdout Wenner Media, have since signed on. The Audit Bureau of Circulations has established a set of initial posting guidelines in hopes of speeding up and regulating the process for consumer magazines to file their circulation figures with the Rapid Report program. ABC’s board approved the guidelines in a meeting last week.Until now, the filing process has been a bit haphazard with publishers filing their sales numbers “basically whenever they get around to it,” the ABC said in a recent interview with FOLIO:. The guidelines come as consumer publishers are facing increased pressure from some advertisers to deliver engagement numbers more frequently.According to the new guidelines, weekly magazine publishers will be required to post their initial per-issue projections no later than three weeks after the on-sale date. Monthly magazine publishers will need to file no later than seven weeks after going on sale.last_img read more

Jewellery Firms Surge after RBI Eases Gold Import Norms

first_imgShares in Titan Co Ltd(TITN.NS) surged on Thursday after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) eased gold import rules by allowing seven more private agencies to ship the precious metal. The stock was trading up 10.2 percent as of 9:25 a.m.The move by the RBI, announced late on Wednesday, could augment supplies of gold, according to analysts.Among other jewellery companies Gitanjali Gems (GTGM.NS) gained 13.5 percent, Rajesh Exports Ltd (REXP.NS) rose 12.73 percent.Meanwhile, Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri Ltd (TBZL.NS) jumped 20 percent and Shree Ganesh Jewellery House (SHRG.NS) rose 5 percent.India’s gold demand is likely to pick up in the second half of the year as curbs on bullion imports are expected to be eased by the country’s new government, the World Gold Council (WGC) and other industry officials said on Tuesday.Gold imports by India, the world’s No. 2 bullion consumer after China, could double from current levels if the restrictions are eased, according to an industry estimate. This would help global prices that slumped 28 percent last year – the first drop in 13 years – partly due to India’s curbs.Struggling with a ballooning trade deficit, India in 2013 imposed a record high duty of 10 percent on overseas purchases of gold, the second-biggest expense in its import bill, and introduced a rule tying import quantities to export levels.”The change (in gold policy) is inevitable because Modi seems to be pro-gold,” said Albert Cheng, WGC’s head of the far east region, referring to Narendra Modi who romped to a landslide victory in the recently concluded general elections in India. “It’s just a matter of when he is going to do it.”Modi, who leads the pro-business Bharatiya Janata Party, has said any action on gold should take into account the interests of the public and traders, not just economics and policy.Indian gold imports plunged by a fifth last year though jewellery and investment demand rose 13 percent. The gap between supply and demand have sent premiums in the country to $100 an ounce above the global benchmark, causing a spurt in smuggling.Gold demand in India fell by a fourth to 190.3 tonnes in the quarter to March due to the curbs, WGC said in its quarterly report, which also noted that demand in top buyer China fell from the previous year’s record levels.Sudheesh Nambiath, an analyst with metals consultancy GFMS, said there is likely to be an early review to the current policies on gold with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leading in the centre. GFMS is owned by Thomson Reuters.”Our current expectation is that any policy review would allow monthly gold imports of an average of 50-60 tonnes a month and a reduction in import duty as well,” said Nambiath, who was part of a four-member delegation to detail the current policies on gold to Modi in September.This would address industry concerns while also keeping the trade deficit in check, he said.Imports have been running at an average of 24.69 tonnes since July 2013, compared with an average of 78 tonnes before the then government started making adjustments, Nambiath said.Somasundaram PR, WGC’s head of Indian operations, reiterated the industry body’s forecast for India’s full-year gold demand, shrugging off the sharp drop in demand in the first quarter.”We continue to hold 900-1,000 tonnes (of annual demand in India) as it is expected to pick up in the second half,” Somasundaram said.TIMING OF CHANGEWhile industry analysts are confident about Modi’s stance on gold, they are unsure how soon he will relax the rules.”We feel that removal of gold policy curbs won’t happen in a hurry, and it will take another two months for further action,” said Prithviraj Kothari, a director at India Bullion and Jewellers Association (IBJA).Two months would put it around the same time India’s full-year budget is due.BJP leaders told the industry body in February that if the party came to power, it would review the gold policies in the first three months in power, another IBJA official had earlier told Reuters.India’s trade deficit has been falling in recent months, largely due to the drop in gold imports, and any step to ease the rules would be taken cautiously, some analysts have said.”A possible rollback of the duty on bullion imports may not occur overnight, should it occur at all, but would more likely happen later this year,” HSBC analysts said this month.”An easing of the tariffs may provide a boost in demand for gold in India and would be price supportive, but we believe this would be a medium to longer-term scenario,” they said.last_img read more

Bodies of owner principal found buried in Agra school 4 held

first_imgThe two had been missing since Friday morning, with their phones switched off after they left home around 10 am.In a shocking incident on Monday, bodies of a 50-year-old school owner and 45-year-old school principal were found buried inside a school premises in Kaulakha area in Agra’s Tajganj police circle.Surender Lavania, a resident of Om Vihar, owned Sainik Bharti Inter College and Dr BR Ambedkar School in the city limits.The other victim, identified as Vijay Kumar Jha, was a resident of Indrapuram and was the principal of Sainik Bharti Inter College.The two had been missing since Friday morning, with their phones switched off after they left home around 10 am.On Sunday, the police recovered the two bodies from Dr BR Ambedkar School premises and sent them for autopsy.According to the police, four men — identified as Dheeraj, his two brothers Sandeep and Neeraj, and their friend Vijay Singh — have been accused of the murder of Lavania and Jha.All the four men have been booked under IPC Sections 302 (murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of the offence, or giving false information to screen offender).Station House Officer of Tajganj, Anuj Kumar said: “Dheeraj was running Lavania’s Dr BR Ambedkar School on rent for the past several years. He failed to pay rent in the past two years and owed Lavania some money. On Friday morning, when Jha, went to Ambedkar School to collect the pending rent from Dheeraj, the two engaged in a heated argument, after which Dheeraj, along with Sandeep and Vijay Singh, allegedly strangled Jha to death.”As the accused were making arrangements to dispose of Jha’s body, Lavania came to meet Dheeraj at Ambedkar School and asked for Jha’s whereabouts since his motorbike was parked inside the school premises.Dheeraj lied to Lavania and claimed that Jha had left a moment ago. However, when Lavania called on his number, the phone which was in Dheeraj’s pocket, began to ring.Later, Lavania spotted Jha’s body which was kept hidden behind the curtain of Dheeraj’s office. By the time, he could alert anyone about the murder, Dheeraj and his brother Sandeep and friend Vijay Singh strangled Lavania to death too. They buried the two corpses inside the school premises.SSP Agra Jogendra Kumar said: “The dual murder case was solved within 12 hours of first information received by local police. The team has been rewarded with Rs 25,000 cash.”last_img read more

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