VENICE, Fla. – A pop up vaccine site in Venice is giving 3,000 seniors their first round of the COVID-19 vaccine. Gov. Ron DeSantis said he is working toward increasing doses allotted in Sarasota and Charlotte counties.“We’re putting our parents and grandparents first on this. Our goal is to give every senior a shot who wants a shot, and we’re going to keep doing that,” DeSantis said.He said Charlotte County, like Manatee and Sarasota counties, has between 20% to 25% of its seniors vaccinated.He said he agrees with local leaders that those numbers aren’t enough. AdvertisementTags: Charlotte Countycovid-19 vaccinesVenice GoPro recovered after Myakka River gator attack June 16, 2021 Advertisement RELATEDTOPICS One arrested, two on the run in blundered Charlotte County burglary June 16, 2021 AdvertisementState Rep. Joe Gruters said he’s getting calls left and right asking when Charlotte County will see an increase in doses.“We’re going to help Charlotte now. We’re going to go to bat for them. We’re going to come in person and do an even,t and we’re going to increase those doses. We’re going to do everything we possibly can to get those numbers up,” Gruters said.As the governor announced the Venice vaccine site Wednesday, he hinted at a visit to Charlotte County on Thursday. AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments FOOTAGE: Casual candle thieves nab $1,200 in merchandise June 14, 2021 Security camera captures moment 2 Charlotte County burglars realized they were on tape June 16, 2021 Advertisement “Charlotte was one of the first on the west coast of Florida to be able to get the Publix [vaccines], and I think that’s been helpful, but we’re going to do more in Charlotte absolutely. We’ll have more on that tomorrow, and I think people will be really happy,” he said. AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments
Preventing seizures after brain injury could stave off dementia Blocking seizures after a head injury could slow or prevent the onset of dementia, according to new research by University of Alberta biologists. “Traumatic brain injury is a major risk factor for dementia, but the reason this is the case has remained mysterious,” said Ted Allison, co-author and professor in the Department of Biological Sciences in the Faculty of Science. “Through this research, we have discovered one important way they are linked—namely, post-injury seizures.” “There is currently no treatment for the long-term effects of traumatic brain injury, which includes developing dementia,” added lead author Hadeel Alyenbaawi, who recently completed her PhD dissertation on this topic in the Department of Medical Genetics in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry. Traumatic brain injuries are a major risk factor for certain types of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease and chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Because seizures are common for patients who have suffered these injuries, neurologists often prescribe anti-epileptic treatments to prevent the seizures. Allison said the new research reveals the potential to refine this approach to treatment with the new goal of preventing dementia. The study’s lead author, Hadeel Alyenbaawi, says understanding the link between traumatic brain injury and dementia could help further research into preventive measures. (Photo: Supplied) “Our data suggest that, at least in animal models, blocking these seizures also could have a benefit later in life by slowing or preventing the onset of dementia,” he explained. “A prophylactic treatment to prevent dementia is an exciting possibility, though there is much work to be done to develop our concept.” “We are excited to see that our research and the tools we developed resolved some of the mystery around the link between traumatic brain injury and dementia.”Dementia affects more than 432,000 Canadians over the age of 65, two-thirds of whom are women. The Government of Canada estimates that by 2031, dementia will cost our health-care system $16.6 billion each year.“Dementia is devastating for patients and families, and it is growing in prevalence in our aging demographics,” added Allison. “These findings open the exciting possibility of refining the anti-epileptic treatments to be a prevention not only of seizures, but also dementia.”“We are excited to see that our research and the tools we developed resolved some of the mystery around the link between traumatic brain injury and dementia,” added Alyenbaawi. “Our data regarding post-traumatic seizure could also help further investigation into promising preventive measures of these incurable diseases.”Allison and the research team are members of the U of A’s Centre for Prions & Protein Folding Disease. Allison is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Medical Genetics in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, and a member of the U of A’s Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute. The research was funded by the Alzheimer Society of Alberta & Northwest Territories and the Alberta Prion Research Institute, as well as philanthropic donations to the Faculty of Science. The study, “Seizures are a druggable mechanistic link between TBI and subsequent tauopathy,” was published in eLife. /University of Alberta Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:biological, Canada, Genetics, Government, health, investigation, medical genetics, mental health, neuroscience, no treatment, prevention, Professor, protein folding, treatment, university, University of Alberta
Related iStock/Thinkstock(VALENCIA, Spain) — For 629 migrants on board a ship in the Mediterranean Sea, this weekend could mark the end of an international controversy over their final destination.On Saturday, Spain plans to welcome the Aquarius ship, which has been making an 800-mile humanitarian journey with international supervision due to safety concerns.The ship’s final destination was confirmed after Italy, Malta and France stopped fighting and procrastinating over where the ship should be allowed to dock. On Sunday, Italy’s new anti-migrant interior minister, Matteo Salvini, blocked the ship from docking in Sicily, saying Italy had already taken in enough migrants — 640,000 over the last five years.But then, after Malta said “no,” Spain unexpectedly said “yes.” “It was our duty to accept these migrants,” Idoia Oneba of the Spanish Commission for Refugees (CEAR) told ABC News. “We hope they will arrive safe – as the boat was overcrowded and the journey is exhausting.”There are 11 children and seven pregnant women on board, according to the Spanish Red Cross. When they arrive in Valencia, Spain, the Red Cross will welcome them with psychological support, medical care and humanitarian aid.The UN refugee agency in Madrid confirmed that the crew and passengers should reach Valencia on Saturday evening if the weather conditions are good.For Aquarius passengers, arriving in Spain was not their first choice. They chose the Libyan route because the border between Morocco and Spain is harder to cross with a higher risk to be deported.“Most of the passengers are Moroccan and Algerians,” the UN refugee agency told ABC News.Spain welcoming the ship was unexpected, but like Italy, the country just swore in a new government.“What Spain has done is undertake what you could see as a symbolic act,” the country’s new foreign minister, Josep Borell, said, “because at the end of the day it is only a small number of people that will question Europe about inability when it comes to deal with migration issues.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico
CEST Sport EN “[Atletico fans] know how I am and how I feel about Atletico. I want to stay here and everyone knows it,” he said in an interview with newspaper ‘Marca’ in May. Right-back Juanfran also penned a new deal. “Both players are key pieces in our recent successes and their Atletico renewals are great news for our club.” The Catalan club see Koke as a long-term replacement for Xavi Hernandez, who is expected to leave Camp Nou this summer, and he has been tipped to fill the same role for the national side as well. However, in a statement released on their website, Atletico may well have tempered Barca’s interest for the time being. His decision to commit is a big boost to Diego Simeone’s la Liga-winning side, with Thibaut Courtois and Diego Costa expected to headline a list of summer departures. Barcelona’s pursuit of Atletico Madrid and Spain midfielder Koke was dealt a blow on Wednesday when the 22-year-old signed a new deal with his club. “Koke and Juanfran have extended their contracts with our club until 2019 and 2018 respectively,” the statement read. 25/06/2014 A Madrid-boy, Koke has always made it clear that he enjoys playing at the Vicente Calderon and is in no rush to leave in a bid to further his career. “I see myself at Atletico. I always dreamed of being in the Atletico first team and wearing the shirt of Spain.” Upd. at 21:20
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Texas State picked up seven hits also and left eight runners stranded. Braegan Hamilton led the Bobcats with a 2 for 3 plate appearance and Ariel Ortiz knocked in three of the four Bobcat runs. Randi Rupp picked up the win to improve to 14-8 on the year. Shalie Day led off the fifth inning with a walk and Campbell and Hamilton each singled shortly after. Overall, the Lady Panthers (3-12) committed four errors in the fifth inning, with three of them leading to SFA runs. The scores off miscues capped the run barrage for the Ladyjacks, who held on for the 9-0 win. The Warhawks added to their lead in the fifth inning. Bohack again got things started, leading off the inning with a single through the right side and moved to second on a bunt single to third from Navarette. Following a pop-up, catcher Amye Barre laced a double down the left-field line to drive in Bohack and Navarette and push the Warhawk lead to 4-0. Blanar (1-1) took the loss for the Islanders. She allowed six hits, four runs, three of them earned, while walking one and striking out one in three innings. Flores earned her 11th start in the Islanders’ circle and allowed six hits and five runs, while walking one and striking out one in three innings. Sophomore Brittany Lewis did a little bit of everything on Wednesday afternoon, pitching a complete game while notching two hits and scoring two runs offensively. She allowed just five hits and struck out three in five scoreless innings of work in the circle to earn the win for the Ladyjacks and improve her record to 2-2 on the year. – Return to Top – After Lewis got hit by a pitch to start the game, Standley and Fraccastoro hit back-to-back doubles to put SFA on the board. Fraccastoro’s shot down the left field line scored both Lewis and Standley as the Ladyjacks held a 2-0 cushion after one. Freshman reliever Jolie Trahan replaced Lilly in the second inning and gave up six hits, and struck out two in four innings. After a scoreless opening frame, Houston took an early lead in the bottom of the second. After back-to-back walks, Houston’s Tiffani McKnight hit a fly out to Cochran in right field for the first out of the inning. After Courtney Kingler was hit by the pitch to load the bases, Kayla Holland hit a sacrifice fly out to center field to score Julana Shrum for the first run of the game. Stephen F. Austin 9, Prairie View A&M 0 (5)PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas – The Stephen F. Austin softball team made quick work of Prairie View A&M in a midweek non-conference contest on Wednesday afternoon in Prairie View, cruising past the Lady Panthers 9-0 in five innings. The win ends a 10-game losing skid for the Ladyjacks, who improve to 8-20 on the season. A two-run pinch-hit home run over the left field wall by Tori Yanitor in the sixth cut the Texas State Bobcat lead to 4-3. The home run is Yanitor’s second of the season. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 4, Houston 2Houston 9, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 8HOUSTON, Texas – The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi softball team split with Houston today in a non-conference doubleheader at Cougar Softball Stadium. The Islanders outhit the Cougars 8-4 en route to a 4-2 victory in the first game before Houston (17-17) rallied in the bottom of the seventh to capture a 9-8 win in the second game. Freshman Erika Piancastelli got the Cowgirls on the board with her 10th home run of the season, a solo shot to left center in the fourth to cut the Bobcat lead to 4-1. Carter (5-12) earned her fifth win of the season in the Islanders’ circle. She held the Cougars to just three hits and one run, while walking three in five innings. Katie Blanar relieved Carter in the circle in the bottom of the sixth to earn her first career save. She allowed just one hit and one run in two innings. After Houston built an early 1-0 lead, the Islanders’ bats rallied in the final two frames behind sophomore Aspen Auger’s three-run home run to earn a 4-2 victory in the opening game. In the second, Campbell walked and stole second to put a runner in scoring position for Lewis. The SFA pitcher found a gap in the left side for a single and a PVAMU error sent Campbell home for the 3-0 lead. The Islanders and Cougars went neck-and-neck in the second game, which featured seven home runs, including four from the Islanders, which tied a program-best in a game. It marked the seventh time in Islanders’ history that the team has registered four home runs in a game, with the last one coming against Southern in 2010. Carter and Morse each hit two homers each to help spark the Islanders’ offense. McNeese collected seven hits in the game and left four base runners stranded. Piancastelli was 2 for 3 with one RBI and Yanitor was 1 for 1 with two RBI. ULM (21-8) took grabbed an early lead, putting up a pair of runs on two hits in the bottom of the first. Shortstop Faith Bohack got the inning started with a one-out triple, before coming in to score on a fielder’s choice off the bat of second baseman Miyuki Navarette. First baseman Alexis Cacippo then drove in Navarett, lashing a double to left field. The Islanders added an insurance run in the top of the seventh after Tefft drilled a RBI single to center field to plate Mendez who led off the frame with an infield single. The Mavs scored four times in the third to break a scoreless tie and later sent 14 batters to the plate in scoring 10 times in the fifth against starter Emily Seidel and reliever Julia Montoya. The key hits that frame included a bases-clearing double by Nina Villanueva and a follow-up two-run home run by clean-up batter Meagan Michele. SFA will get back to its conference slate this weekend against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in Corpus Christi. The Ladyjacks will battle the Islanders on Friday at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. while wrapping up the three-game set on Saturday afternoon at noon. Louisiana-Monroe 4, Central Arkansas 0MONROE, La. – The Central Arkansas softball team stepped out of Southland Conference play on Wednesday, traveling to Monroe, Louisiana to battle the University of Louisiana at Monroe Warhawks. The Bears managed just three hits on the day, falling to ULM 4-0. The Islanders put a pair of base runners on in the top of the third. With one out, Griebel reached on a hit by pitch before Hernandez hit an infield single for the Islanders’ second hit of the game. However, consecutive lineouts by the Islanders ended the frame. After a back-and-forth battle, A&M-Corpus Christi surged ahead in the top of the seventh, but the Cougars capitalized in the final frame with a pair of hits and scored on an Islanders’ mishap to secure the 9-8 win. Houston answered with another run in the bottom of the seventh with two outs. After a two-out error by the Islanders, the Cougars plated a run across after De’Zha Scott hit a single and St. Pierre scored on the throw. That’s all the Islanders would allow though as Tefft snagged the fly out in left field to conclude the game. After a scoreless sixth inning, the Islanders grinded their way back in the top of the seventh as Morse and Carter sparked the offense, hitting back-to-back home runs for the second time with one out to knot the game at 8-8. Morse sent her 13th career homer over the left center wall, and is now tied for seventh place in the Islanders’ all-time career records. Carter followed with her third one of her career with a shot over the center field wall. The Islanders kept battling as they put runners in scoring position after Auger drew a walk and Cochran nailed a single to right field. However a fly out and strikeout ended the rally. The Islanders rallied back in the top of the third with two runs on two hits to push ahead 2-1. The Islanders loaded the bases after a single by Griebel and back-to-back walks. After a strikeout for the second out of the frame, Carter stepped to the plate and ripped her third double of the season with a two-run shot to left center to bring across Griebel and Hernandez. Texas State 4, McNeese State 3SAN MARCOS, Texas – McNeese softball used the long ball to score all its runs in a 4-3 loss to Texas State Wednesday night. The Cowgirls will remain on the road and will travel to Abilene Christian for a three-game Southland Conference series this weekend. Carter finished 3-for-4, while Morse and Cochran each hit 2-for-4 to lead the Islanders’ bats, who tallied nine hits in the game. Morse and Carter also each recorded four RBIs each. Houston once again responded with three runs on four hits in the bottom of the fifth to garner an 8-6 lead. Shelby Miller and Shrum hit consecutive singles before Davila sent her second home run of the game over the right field wall to plate Miller and Shrum. The Islanders’ defense escaped the jam leaving a Cougar on first. Houston answered back in the bottom of the fourth with four runs on three hits to push ahead 5-2. Courtney Klingler hit a RBI single to score Shrum, who hit a leadoff double down the right field line. Sydney Gerbracht then came in to pinch hit and hit a three-run home run to push the Cougars ahead 5-2. ACU finished with six hits, all of which were singles. Leadoff batter Taylor Brown went 2-of-3 and tried to score a run in the third inning, but was thrown out at home by the Mavs’ centerfielder. – Return to Top – Once again the Cougars took an early lead as they put up a run in the bottom of the second, but this time it was on a solo home run by Kris Davila with one out. Stephanie Flores then settled in and retired the next two Cougars. Kylee Studioso (17-4) took the loss for the Bears, surrendering four runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out six in six innings. Melanie Coyne (7-4) picked up the win, limiting Central Arkansas to just three hits and three walks with six strikeouts in seven innings. The Bears return to SLC play this weekend, playing host to Nicholls at Farris Field. The Bears and Colonels will play a doubleheader beginning at 1:00 PM on Saturday, before closing out the series with a single game at noon on Sunday. Shrum (6-9) picked up the win for Houston. She came in relief and allowed three hits and two runs, while walking one and striking out three in 2.2 innings. McNeese (23-11) left the tying run stranded on second in the top of the seventh after Marisa Taunton led the inning off with a single to short, beating the throw. Taunton moved into scoring position on a sacrifice bunt by Dakota Matiko. Taunton would remain on second after a pinch hit fly out to left by Morgan Catron gave the Cowgirls two outs. Lauren Langner grounded out to third to end the game. The Islanders quickly clawed their way back with four runs in the top of the fifth to push ahead 6-5. With one out, Hernandez hit an infield single before Tefft reached on a fielding error by the Cougars. Morse then stepped to the plate and cranked a three-run home run over the left center wall to knot the game at 5-5. Carter then followed suit and blasted her second career homer to push the Islanders ahead. The Cougars then pulled out of the frame with a strikeout and a groundout. The Islanders (7-20-1) registered 17 hits in the two games combined and were led by Brittney Morse who went 4-for-8 for a .500 batting average. The sophomore also collected 11 total bases and registered an impressive 1.375 slugging percentage, to go along with two home runs. Sophomore Liz Carter also hit a pair of home runs and tallied a 1.429 slugging percentage. – Return to Top – Junior Jamie Allred took over the pitching duties in the sixth and faced five batters. Allred gave up one hit, one walk and struck out one. Shrum (5-9) suffered the loss for Houston in seven innings. She allowed eight hits and four runs while striking out two batters. Morse went 2-for-3 to lead the Islanders’ bats while Auger picked up three RBIs after hitting her first career home run. Cosette Hernandez, Dani Tefft, Mickayla Cochran, Jessica Mendez and Mackinzee Griebel also helped the Islanders’ outhit the Cougars, 8-4. Texas-Arlington 14, Abilene Christian 0 (5)ABILENE, Texas – Texas Arlington put a couple crooked numbers on the scoreboard Wednesday night en route to defeating Abilene Christian softball, 14-0, at Poly Wells Field. The Ladyjacks capitalized on six Prairie View errors in the ballgame and totaled nine hits in 23 at-bats (.391) en route to the mercy rule victory. Villanueva and Michele combined to go 6-for-7 with six runs and seven RBI, while starting pitcher Sam Montes evened her season record at 8-8 by scattering six hits with two strikeouts. Holly Neese was 2-for-2, while Peyton Hedrick and Brianna Barnhill each went 1-for-2. Texas State (20-13) added three more runs in the second inning to extend their lead to 4-0. After Trahan gave up a double in the fourth, she allowed only one base runner to reach third. Stephen F. Austin 9, Prairie View A&M 0 (5)Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 4, Houston 2Houston 9, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 8Texas State 4, McNeese State 3Louisiana-Monroe 4, Central Arkansas 0Texas-Arlington 14, Abilene Christian 0 (5) Central Arkansas (21-8) threatened in the top of the seventh, putting runners on first and second, but was unable to find a big hit. The Ladyjacks closed the day with three runs each in the fourth and fifth innings. Heather Hollingsworth slapped an RBI single into left field and Standley followed with a two-run double to center in the frame to pad the SFA lead to 6-0 after four. The Islanders will now head back to the Coastal Bend to host Stephen F. Austin in a three-game Southland Conference series starting on Friday, March 27 at Chapman Field. First pitch is set for 1 p.m. In the final frame, the Cougar’s Shrum hit a leadoff double to center field before Davila hit a single and advanced to second on an Islanders’ throwing error as pinch runner Jordan Rains came around to score to give Houston the win. McNeese used three pitchers in the game. Starting pitcher senior Bianca Lilly got off to a rough start and never recovered. Lilly hit the first batter then walked the second. Lilly lasted one inning and was chased from the circle in the second after giving up two runs. She fell to 1-1 on the year with the loss. Third baseman Sam Forrest, right fielder Briana Whisenhunt, and designated player Audrey Pratt each turned in a single for the Bears, while Whisenhunt and second baseman Sarah Bigej were each hit by a pitch. Katelyn Standley also had a productive day, going 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored. Taylor Fraccastoro matched Standley’s two RBI while going 1-for-2 with a walk. Houston maintained its lead until the top of the sixth when the Islanders’ bats caught fire to garner the lead. Morse started things off with her fifth double of the season with a shot to right center before Carter reached on a fielder’s choice to shortstop. With Islanders on the corners, Auger came in to pinch hit for Lindsey Lyles and blasted her first career home run with a shot over the center field wall to give the Islanders a 3-1 lead. At the plate, Lewis paced the SFA bats with a 2-for-3 afternoon while accounting for one of three Ladyjacks to score two runs. Lindsay Campbell and Alisa Hamilton each scored a pair of runs from the 8-9 spots in the lineup. Campbell was a perfect 2-for-2 and Hamilton hit safely in one of two at-bats as each outfielder also reached base on a walk. – Return to Top – The Wildcats return to action Friday for the start of a three-game series vs. first-place McNeese State. ACU and the Cowgirls will play a doubleheader starting at 4 p.m. Friday and have a single game Saturday at noon. – Return to Top –
PricePEAKPEAKREGREGREGREGPEAK For the most up-to-date numbers, check out our Crowd Calendar.WeatherCool, wetter weather continues this week. In fact, only one day is predicted to reach 70, and there is at least a chance of rain every day. Make sure you dress for the weather! ShowSatSunMonTueWedThuFri As always, it’s wise to double check the weather as the day of your visit approaches. Check out the most up-to-date forecast here.ShowsFrom an entertainment standpoint, the main attractions are Disneyland’s holiday shows, like the new Mickey’s Happy Holidays parade at Disney’s California Adventure and Disneyland Park’s A Christmas Fantasy Parade and Believe… In Holiday Magic fireworks. Detailed show schedules, including smaller diversions like The Disneyland Band, can be found here. SatSunMonTuesWedThurFri World of Color2211112 Disneyland8-128-128-108-108-108-108-12 SL SL Admission and HoursFor those of you buying tickets as day guests, single-day tickets during the week are Peak pricing ($149/$141) on the weekends (including Friday) and Regular Price ($129/$122) the remaining days. Regular park hours are as follows this week: A Christmas Fantasy Parade2222222 DisneylandSL SC DX FXSL SC California Adventure8-108-108-98-98-98-98-10 Fantasmic!2200002 For early admission, the parks will open one hour early for eligible guests at Disneyland Park Saturday, Tuesday, and Thursday, and at Disney California Adventure Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Resort guests can take advantage of these hours every day of their stay for Extra Magic Hours, while guests eligible for Magic Mornings can use that benefit one day at Disneyland Park only. Full park hours can be found by clicking on each date in the Crowd Calendar.Passholder blockouts ease off a bit this week. Flex reservations are required on Saturday, Sundays and Friday, and are unavailable for Saturday as this goes to press; check here for the most up-to-date information. Share This!With Thanksgiving in the rear view mirror, you can look forward to low crowds (and, sadly, rain) at Disneyland Resort this week. Read on to find out about this and more in this week’s Disneyland news.Special Events and NotesWe are in the thick of the holiday season now, highlighted at Disneyland by the Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure, which is a celebration of holiday-themed food, drink, and entertainment! New this year is Mickey’s Happy Holidays, a twice daily parade/dance party of characters. Over at Disneyland Park, in addition to holiday decor galore, A Christmas Fantasy Parade and Believe… In Holiday Magic fireworks are now running nightly, and holiday merchandise is available for sale in the parks as well. In addition to the Festival and the special holiday shows, make sure you check out the ¡Viva Navidad! celebration featuring traditional costumes, music, and entertainment, and a street party with the Three Caballeros. Some attractions are also getting into the holiday spirit — in addition to Haunted Mansion Holiday, which continues, Cars Land favorites transform to Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl and Mater’s Jingle Jamboree, and its a small world gets its annual holiday overlay. Finally, there’s a new Let It Glow tree display distributed throughout the Downtown Disney District. You can find more information about all of the holiday offerings here.Frozen is now in theaters, but guests experiencing Frozen — Live at the Hyperion will still have an opportunity to check out a sneak peek of Frozen 2.CrowdsCrowds dip noticeably as compared to last week, as kids are back in school until winter break. Only Saturday is predicted to have crowds of any consequence. California AdventureSL SC DX FXSL SC Believe… Holiday Fireworks1111111 SatSunMonTuesWedThurFri Mickey’s Happy Holidays2222222 Early EntryDLDCADCADLDCADLDCA Key: SL: Southern California Select Annual Passport; SC: Southern California Annual Passport; DX: Deluxe Annual Passport; SG: Signature Annual Passport: FX: FlexRefurbishmentsEverything is showing open this week at Disneyland Park. Over at California Adventure, the Red Car Trolley remains dark until next spring. As always, however, refurbishments can pop up unexpectedly, so check out our refurbishments page to make sure your favorite ride is still running, and for details on exactly what will be down and for how long.That should do it for this week’s news. Check back next week and every week to find out what’s coming down the pike. Got questions? Aware of anything else that prospective guests should know about? Let us know in the comments.
The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology dan rowinski Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Yet, recall this report from research firm Nielsen a couple of weeks ago. Of all Android apps that users download, only the top 50 or so make up the vast majority (61%) of use. So, while inventory for all mobile applications has risen exponentially, only the real top-tier of apps are worth it to advertisers. Though we do not have specific numbers for iOS app usage, it is probably comparable to Android use. Flurry paints a pretty picture. On one hand, they are not wrong. Mobile display ads are definitely an attractive option for advertisers and developers looking to make money on their content. Yet, as a market, there is not yet full inundation that will support the entire ecosystem. It still comes down to making a product that consumers will actually use. Total inventory is interesting, but advertisers go where the eyeballs actually are. Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Mobie analytics company Flurry released research today that shows that the available inventory for mobile advertising could absorb all Internet advertising. That means that available display ad spots for iOS and Android could take over just about all revenue for Internet advertising.Now, while mobile growth has been staggering over the last two years, there are several aspects to keep in mind here that Flurry does not touch on. Foremost, Flurry is taking into account the total amount of inventory available for the more than 600,000 apps available between Android and iOS. That does not necessarily mean that most apps make attractive targets for advertisers.Flurry sees four reasons why mobile advertising inventory is growing so fast:Smartphone growth – More than a million activations across platforms per day.Publisher growth – More developers, more apps.Session use growth – Users spending more time using their apps.Publisher integration of ads – More screen space, more complex apps make for more advertising potential.Yesterday research firm comScore came out with smartphone user numbers for July that showed nearly 82.2 million Americans, or about a third of all U.S. consumers, are now smartphone users. That number is rapidly approaching the magical inflection point of 50% smartphone market penetration that signals the difference between a mainstream fad and an integral part of the consumer experience.Flurry paints a pretty picture. On one hand, they are not wrong. Yet, as a market, there is not yet full inundation that will support the entire ecosystem.Hence, apps and their inventories have grown exponentially as well. Yet, as we have seen from other reports, even though users may download a lot of apps, they do not always use a lot of apps.Flurry also notes that smartphone users have a higher average income and tend to hold more bachelor degrees (or higher) than the average American household. With mobile advertising expected to be a $1.1 billion market this year, certainly mobile ads are attractive to advertising firms. “For mobile apps, less than four years into their growth cycle, a critical mass of highly attractive consumers has been achieved,” Flurry says in its report. “With growing awareness by brands and advertising agencies, we now expect digital advertising on mobile to take off in earnest.” Tags:#marketing#mobile#Mobile Ads#news Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement