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Pixar Pier to Open This Summer at Disney California Adventure

first_imgAs a reminder, the first land will be the Incredicoaster, themed after The Incredibles. (Which is currently California Screamin’.) The Incredicoaster will feature new character moments, new scenes and special effects, and an exciting musical score will connect the attraction’s story to the upcoming The Incredibles 2. The coaster will open on June 23, as well.The second neighborhood will be inspired by Toy Story and it will be developed around the popular Toy Story Mania! attraction. The third neighborhood will be based around Inside Out and it will debut a new family-friendly attraction.A fourth new neighborhood will celebrate other favorite Pixar stories. Mickey’s Fun Wheel will be themed with a new look and each of the gondolas will showcase a different Pixar character; the iconic face of Mickey Mouse will continue to appear though. At the Games of the Boardwalk, Guests will find that all the midway games will be inspired by Pixar characters and there will be new games that will include characters from A Bug’s Life, La Luna and WALL·E, as well as the current game, Bullseye Stallion Stampede,.No official word on if the other neighborhoods will open on June 23, but I’ll be sure to keep you posted when I learn more! Share This!The D23 Expo Japan took place this evening and we got a few new details about Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure. The main thing is its opening date, which is June 23.©Disney This reimagined land will feature four whimsical neighborhoods representing beloved Pixar stories with newly themed attractions, foods and merchandise. Guests will enter Pixar Pier through a new marquee, pictured above, which will be topped by the iconic Pixar lamp later in the year.©Disneylast_img read more

Inaugural Formula One Indian Grand Prix finale today

first_imgThe qualifiers are over and all eyes are now on the final day of F1 action at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. Before the action starts, here is a look at the drivers who are headed for Grand Prix glory.Sebastian VettelIt is difficult to look beyond the two-time world champion, who starts in pole position for the 13th time out of 17 races this season.Vettel’s dominance has been reminiscent of Michael Schumacher’s glory years with Ferrari, with the Red Bull car being superior to all their rivals’. The combination has already wrapped up the drivers’ and constructors’ championships, but their hunger for success just doesn’t diminish.At the technically demanding Buddh International Circuit, Red Bull-Renault’s strength in aerodynamics should stand them in good stead. Sebastian Vettel has been consistently quick through the practice and qualifying sessions, and has showcased his smooth driving style, which is necessary at this circuit because of its dusty nature.A marginal mistake can cost a driver valuable seconds if he slips off the racing line, and Vettel has the edge over his competitors in that department as well.The only thing that could stop him from winning the race, apart from luck, is the fact that both Red Bull and Vettel have expressed a desire to concentrate their efforts on helping teammate Mark Webber clinch second place in the championship.Jenson ButtonBut for Vettel, this Briton could easily have been the driver of the season for a few of his storming drives. He has won three races – in Canada, Hungary and Japan – and has an equal number of second and third places as well.advertisementThe race in Canada proved beyond doubt that Jenson Button’s championship win in 2009 was not all down to the then-dominant Brawn GP car he drove. Button had to make five pitstops, got run into by his McLaren teammate Hamilton, sustained a puncture, served a drivethrough penalty, made 26 on-track passes and then overtook Vettel on the last lap to win the longest race in history.Since then, especially during races at the quicker circuits like Spa (Belgium), Monza (Italy) and Suzuka (Japan), he has looked the likeliest man to cut through the field, and has done so with his smooth-as-silk driving style, which helps conserve tyres for longer stints too.He said on Thursday that he likes the look of the Buddh International Circuit, which promises multiple overtaking opportunities in every lap, unlike some of its other modern counterparts.Expect Button, who starts fourth, to pounce on the Red Bulls at the first opportunity. He might even create the opportunity himself, like he did by putting pressure on Vettel in Canada.Mark WebberThe Australian veteran says he wouldn’t accept any help from his team in gunning for second place in the drivers’ championship. That speaks volumes about the man who has played second fiddle to Vettel this season, after having come close to the title in 2010 but lost out to Vettel.Despite having a similar car to the world champion, Mark Webber just has two second places and seven third placed-finishes this year. He has a total of 209 points from 16 races, and is 13 points behind McLaren’s Button, who is second on the table.In India, though, Webber has been a strong presence in all the sessions. Though still seemingly lacking the outright pace of a Vettel or a Hamilton, he has been consistently improving his lap times, resulting in a third place in Saturday’s session. A grid penalty to Hamilton has shot him to the front row, though on the ‘dirty’ or nonracing line side of the track.If he can overcome that on the run down to the first corner and leapfrog Vettel, the race could well be sewn up.Fernando AlonsoLet’s face it – this Spaniard isn’t the force he once was, when he was defeating big names like Michael Schumacher and Kimi Raikkonen to the world title in 2005 and 2006.Yet, for some, he remains the most naturally gifted driver in the world, whose two-year-old alliance with the most famous team in the world, Ferrari, hasn’t yet borne fruit.Alonso Fernado won the British Grand Prix in the middle of the year and finished second and third three times each this season. He lies 10 points behind Button in the battle for second place in the drivers’ championship, and needs just a bit more out of his scarlet car.Perhaps it was pushing hard that made him suffer a blown engine in the first practice session in Greater Noida on Friday, though the pace of the Ferraris has been better here than at other circuits in the recent past. Teammate Felipe Massa did top the second practice session, but one issue for the famous Prancing Horses is the seemingly low ride-height of their cars, which is causing the front wing to scrape along the undulating circuit.advertisementAlonso remains one of the fastest drivers off the grid in Formula One, and with the track being very wide in places, it could provide him the ideal opportunity to revert to his aggressive driving style and win the battle fair and square. If only his Ferrari holds up.Lewis HamiltonIf it hadn’t been for a moment on Friday, when he seemed to ignore yellow flags and set his fastest lap time during practice, Briton Lewis Hamilton wouldn’t have been in this section. Instead, a three-place grid penalty has pushed him down from second to fifth for the start in Sunday’s race.But for the F1 ‘bad boy’, it has just been that sort of season. Hardly a race has gone by where he hasn’t been under the stewards’ scanner, mostly for his over-the-top aggression which has led to crashes involving other drivers.It’s not as though Hamilton isn’t capable of driving in a sane manner while going blindingly fast. He proved that in Korea where he stayed subdued, but ended up with the first non-Red Bull pole position of the season and a drive to second place, losing a spot to Vettel. There is also the added emotional low of his break-up with singer Nicole Scherzinger, and Hamilton would be keen to put all that behind him and focus on the track.Expect the 2008 world champion to be a factor in the eventual outcome of the race.last_img read more

Kim Kardashian turns heads with her short hair cut

first_imgGone are those days when celebrities hesitated to chop their tresses. The latest to join the league is Kim Kardashian. She has chopped off her much loved long locks.She took to Twitter to share the news and later even shared a photograph of her new look on Instagram. Sporting a white ensemble and nude lips, she showed off her new short hairdo.I cut my hair short today. pic.twitter.com/vjQ8nGy7HP Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) February 7, 2015In the recent past, Bollywood beauties like Priyanka Chopra, Sonakshi Sinha and Huma Qureshi have also gone the ‘chopping way’.last_img read more

Golf: Out-of-form Shiv Kapur eager to bounce back

first_imgMissing four cuts in succession isn’t an ideal situation going into the US Open, and that too when it is being played at a links course. This is the situation confronting Delhi golfer Shiv Kapur, who is in poor form as he heads to Chambers Bay, Washington, for the second Major of the season starting on Thursday.But Kapur takes heart from his feat of qualifying for the championship last month, and feels one ‘good’ round can put him in the right frame of mind.”It’s true that I haven’t been in good form of late but I take encouragement from positives. I missed some cuts in the last one month but in between I made it to the US Open with a second-place finish at the qualifiers in England. That was a high point and I am looking forward to repeating that performance this week,” he told Mail Today from the US.Kapur, who will appear at the US Open for the second year in a row, said: “Last year, I played with a free mind and finished tied 23rd. I am not in a good form now but am not feeling any pressure either. I need just one good round to storm into contention.” The Indian missed cuts at the Asian Tour’s Mauritius Open and European Tour events in England, Dubai and Sweden in the last one-and-a-half months.The conditions at Chambers Bay can’t be taken lightly. A new links course, known for its sloping fairways and greens, tall rough and strong wind, is hosting a PGA Tour event for the first time which is expected to make scoring tougher. Is Kapur prepared for this challenge?advertisement”The US Open is being held on a new course which makes the competition even for all. As far as my preparations are concerned, I have played on two different links course in New York last week. I have played two nine-hole practice rounds at Chambers Bay. I have played on links in Scotland. So, I am prepared well,” he said.”But I need to execute my plans well because a small error in judgment on a sloping surface can take me many yards away from the target. I also have to be more accurate in my putting because greens are also sloping.” Kapur will not be the lone Indian at the US Open and will be accompanied by compatriot Anirban Lahiri. “It’s good to have Anirban here. We share a good camaraderie and have been practicing together here,” he signed off.last_img read more

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s father hospitalised, Ash managing everything alone

first_imgAishwarya Rai Bachchan’s father Krishnaraj Rai has been in the hospital for the past two weeks and the Padmashri winner has been looking after him, all alone, as hubby Abhishek Bachchan has been in New York all this while for work.According to a report in Pinkvilla.com, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan cut short her New Year vacation in Dubai with Abhishek and daughter Aaradhya because of her father’s poor health.ALSO READ: Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan living separately, says Amar SinghAs Aishwarya got back to Mumbai to check on her father, Abhishek took off to New York for work. But reportedly, Abhishek has returned home as well.”Yes he (Krishnaraj Rai) has been in hospital for the nearly two weeks. Aishwarya is taking care of him despite her being alone as Abhishek was in New York for work. He just got back. Recently at Aaradhya’s sports day, Aishwarya was seen cheering for the kids and her own daughter too. But simultaneously she was also keeping a tab on her dad’s health,” a source was quoted as saying.This was confirmed by another source from the hospital.”Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been there constantly and managing Aaradhya and her father in hospital. Abhishek Bachchan too is present in the hospital and is being with Aishwarya throughout,” the source added.Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s last on-screen appearance was for Karan Johar’s 2016 film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.ALSO WATCH: 10 hottest songs of Aishwarya Rai Bachchanlast_img read more


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10 months agoLazio coach Inzaghi: Gasperini the best in the country

first_imgLazio coach Inzaghi: Gasperini the best in the countryby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLazio coach Simone Inzaghi believes Atalanta boss Gian Piero Gasperini is the best in the country.The two teams meet on Monday.Inzaghi said, “We know what we’ll be facing in Bergamo: an excellent team with a top-notch Coach, who has my unqualified respect. Alongside (Juventus boss Max) Allegri, he is the best in Italy.”Ever since I’ve trained in Serie A, I’ve been locking horns with Atalanta. That’s thanks to Gasperini’s work, which has consistently kept the team high up in the standings.”For our own part, we’ve been short of something in our process of development. It’s a problem that every other team has to deal with too, with the exception of Juventus.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

The Hague The Netherlands King WillemAlexander

first_imgThe Hague: The Netherlands’ King Willem-Alexander has heaped praise on Indian Ambassador Venu Rajamony for his book highlighting the cross-cultural legacy between the two countries ahead of his visit to India this month. The King, who received the first copy of the book titled ‘India and the Netherlands: Past, Present and Future’ authored by Rajamony, attended a seminar along with Queen Maxima on the Indo-Dutch bilateral relations here. The book – an encyclopaedia of the cross-cultural legacy between India and the Netherlands – was released at the event jointly organised by the Royal Asian Art Society in the Netherlands and the Embassy of India. The Dutch royals interacted with representatives who embody the Indo-Dutch connection in the fields of business, science, culture, sports, food and health at the seminar held at the prestigious Rijksmuseum (National Museum) Amsterdam on Monday. Interacting with the media, King Willem-Alexander said that he was looking forward to his trip to India next month.last_img read more

New Delhi Delhi Police on Tuesday arrested two mo

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Police on Tuesday arrested two more armed killers as Delhi witnessed its second encounter in the last 24 hours.As per police sources, the shooting incident took place in the Shahdara area of East Delhi on Tuesday morning. The arrested accused were identified as Taj Mohammed alias Taju (21), a resident of Muzzafar Nagar in UP and Liyakat Ali (48), a resident of Sonepat in Haryana. “We were working on the input. We received a tip about these 2 contract killers who were on their way to kill somebody. We were able to trace the location of the incident and a team was immediately formed to lay the trap for the criminals,” DCP of Special Cell, Sanjiv Yadav said. Earlier on Monday morning, there was an encounter in a special cell and miscreants in Delhi’s Dwarka area. In this encounter, the police have succeeded in arresting Kuldeep Rathi. Rathi is extremely close to the infamous crook Kapil Sangwan.last_img read more

San Francisco Electric car manufacturer Tesla has

first_imgSan Francisco: Electric car manufacturer Tesla has delivered approximately 97,000 cars around the world in the third quarter of 2019, falling short of the 100,000 milestone the company had hoped for. “We achieved record net orders in Q3 and are entering Q4 with an increase in our order backlog. As was also the case in Q2, nearly all of our Model 3 orders were received from customers who did not previously hold a reservation, solidifying the transition to generating strong organic demand,” the company said in a statement on Wednesday. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year During the last quarter the company managed to deliver 95,200 vehicles to customers across the globe, which broke a record the company set in the fourth quarter of last year. Earlier, in an e-mail sent to employees Musk said that the company has a chance to deliver at least 100,000 vehicles this quarter. “We have a shot at achieving our first 100,000 vehicle delivery quarter, which is an incredibly exciting milestone for our company!” Musk said. In addition, Tesla is buying DeepScale, a California-based small artificial intelligence (AI) start-up, to improve its autopilot driver assistance system. The acquisition could help Tesla fill the talent gap in the autopilot group.last_img read more