Every day for Garcia, he started dressing up in different outfits, greeting her with a hilarious new theme. He even started decorating his car to reflect the costume.WATCH: Guy Takes Advantage of Toys ‘R’ Us Closing Sale to Make Giant Ball Pit For His Dog in His HallwayOne day he picked her up in an ‘ice cream truck’; on another day, he arrived in a pizza delivery car dressed as a slice of pepperoni pie; then, he showed up in a DIY Batmobile.Even though Garcia would sometimes be a bit embarrassed, her boyfriend’s shenanigans soon became the highlight of everyone’s school day. One guy even offered up his old Prowler hot rod so Doell could keep up the fun routine.“People kept begging me to keep doing it and posting the videos,” he told the Daily Advertiser. “They told me they looked forward to it every day.”His efforts finally came to a crescendo after he was walking across a costume store parking lot to pick up a whistle for his NFL referee outfit and he saw a giant Oscar Mayer Weinermobile.Even though he knew it was a long shot, he decided to ask the workers if they would agree to take it for a spin to the university.“I thought it would be awesome, but there was no way it would happen,” Doell said. “But then I thought, ‘If I don’t act now, I’ll regret it.’”Contrary to his doubts, the women running the vehicle were delighted to oblige.LOOK: Police Praise Creative Students for ‘Best Senior Prank’ They’ve Ever SeenWith the Wienermobile as the cherry on top, Garcia eventually posted a compilation video of her boyfriend’s gag to social media where it was shared thousands of times. It even gave her the opportunity to get back at Doell.When she was invited onto a local radio show, she collaborated with the hosts and pulled up in the university parking lot with the radio station’s van – and they of course laid on the horn.“At first I was scared,” Doell told the Advertiser. “I had no idea who was honking. Usually, I’m the one who’s doing it. But then I was so impressed with her. That was the last thing I expected.”(WATCH the video below)Share This Sweet Story Of Young Love With Your Friends – Photos by Brianna GarciaAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreForget chocolate and flowers; this guy is seriously setting the bar higher for what it means to show affection for a significant other.For a few weeks back in April, Zach Doell was always there to pick up his girlfriend, Brianna Garcia, when she got out of her classes at the University of Louisiana. Instead of checking his phone with the spare time in the parking spot, he started thinking of goofy and amusing ways that he could surprise her after school.At first, he was happy enough just to lay on the horn and lovingly scream her name from across the parking lot – but then he got a lot more creative.
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Share This!We’re back with our monthly segment showcasing the history of Disney Parks and Resorts. It turns out April is a pretty exciting month in the world of Disney. The month has seen its fair share of events, including some major park openings. So let’s get started checking out Disney Parks History for the month of April.1974: Treasure Island, situated on Bay Lake between the Contemporary Resort and Ft. Wilderness Resort, opened to guests for wildlife viewing. It would later gain zoological accreditation and change names to Discovery Island. After Animal Kingdom opened, the attractions and programs moved to the new park. Since then, the area has been mostly abandoned.1983: Tokyo Disneyland opened with headlining attractions such as Haunted Mansion, Space Mountain, Skyway, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Snow White’s Adventures. It was the first Disney park to open outside of the United States.1991: Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant premiered, transporting guests back in time to a drive-in from the 1950s.Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater. Photo Courtesy of Disney1992: Disneyland Paris, originally known as Euro Disney Resort, opened as the second Disney park outside of the United States. As a result of government and media coverage warning of traffic, congestion, and overcrowding, attendance was light at opening. Add a recession on top of that, and Euro Disney was off to a rough start. It wouldn’t report a profit until 1995.1994: All Star Sports Resort opened in phases, the first of which was the Surf’s Up section in April 1994.1994: The very first Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival began its inaugural five week run. It was presented by Better Homes and Gardens and featured an additional 165,000 annual plants.1995: A freak Florida snowstorm resulted in the opening of Disney’s Blizzard Beach, a water park themed around a melting ski resort. Summit Plummet, the feature slide, broke speed slide world records when it opened.1998: If you’ve seen news of Animal Kingdom celebrating its 20th anniversary later this month, this one should come as no surprise. The largest Disney park debuted on Earth Day, promoting a message of conservation. It also served as an outlet for one of Walt Disney’s ideas even though it debuted long after his death. He had originally envisioned for Disneyland’s Jungle Cruise to feature live animals, and that’s what Animal Kingdom was finally able to provide.1998: Fans of the Enchanted Tiki Room might remember when the Under New Management version debuted in 1998. It featured Iago (from Aladdin) and Zazu (from The Lion King) and ran for over a decade before reverting back to the original version in 2011.2001: Animal Kingdom Lodge (Jambo House) began accepting guests for a one-of-a-kind resort experience – the ability to view animals roaming just outside the hotel on private savannas.2001: Who wants to be a Millionaire – Play it! opened at the height of the TV game show craze. Ready to learn a new fun fact about me? I made it into the top 5 as a kid! Anyone else know where your gastrocnemius is? This girl did!2001: SpectroMagic replaced the Main Street Electrical Parade, but the change was temporary. The Main Street Electrical Parade was back less than a decade later.2004: Buzz Lightyear’s Astro Blasters premiered in Tokyo.2006: Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast opened in Disneyland Paris. At one point, a version of this attraction was in every Disney park.2006: Animal Kingdom added Expedition Everest to its list of attractions, and yes, Disco Yeti was fully functioning in regular A-mode at the time!2007: Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor opened and has been making fun of ‘that guy’ (a special guest from the audience) for over a decade now. Have you ever been chosen?2007: El Rio del Tiempo reopened as Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros in the Mexico pavilion at Epcot.2011: Official groundbreaking of Shanghai Disney Resort took place, and the opening ceremonies included Mickey Mouse, who was aptly dressed in a Chinese costume for the special occasion.2015: Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort received an update with the official opening of the villas, bungalows, and Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto.2016: The inaugural Star Wars Half Marathon – Dark Side kicked off at Walt Disney World.2016: In what would become an ongoing joke over the lack of attractions at Hollywood Studios, guests said goodbye to Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show and other Streets of America attractions. Hopefully the upcoming Toy Story Land will make everyone forget Hollywood Studios’ awkward teenage phase.2017: Walt Disney World officially announced a gondola system, which will connect Epcot and Hollywood Studios to Pop Century, Art of Animation, Caribbean Beach, and the soon-to-be Riviera Resort.That’s all we have for this month. If you have any fun memories from any of these long gone attractions or shows, tell us about them in the comments below!
Smashing TV Live: Towards Ethics & Privacy By Default Smashing TV Live: Towards Ethics & Privacy By Default Vitaly Friedman 2019-07-24T08:00:59+02:00 2019-07-24T12:35:56+00:00Honesty, humility and authenticity became rarities on the web. Dark patterns are prevailing many of the interfaces we use, and our data is collected, evaluated and handed over to third-parties left and right, often without us noticing at all. To many of our customers it’s not really a big deal — privacy is often seen as a fair price for using all the wonderful free services around us.However, we might underestimate the value of data we willingly hand over to data-driven companies. And very often, while we mindlessly click away a cookie consent prompt, we are giving away the sense of intimacy. After all, nobody loves to search for shoes one day, and be followed by the same shoes across the entire web over weeks to come. Print$ 17.50 $ 24.95Get Smashing PrintPrinted magazine + PDF, ePUB, Kindle.Free airmail shipping worldwide.Print + Membership$ 9 / mo.Become a MemberPrinted magazine for free + eBooks, webinars, discounts and other fancy things.Join the Live Stream Today, 1PM GMT!And that’s a wrap! Join us live with Trine Falbe, Laura Kalbag, Heather Burns, Cennydd Bowles, Stuart Langridge and Morten Rand-Hendriksen. Also, prepare and post your questions and we’ll bring them up during the discussion as well, of course!Join the live stream @ Today, 1PM GMT ↬ (dm, og, il)From our sponsors: Smashing TV Live: Towards Ethics & Privacy By Default Posted on 24th July 2019Web Design FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share HomeWeb DesignSmashing TV Live: Towards Ethics & Privacy By Default Print Print + Membership Smashing TV Live: Towards Ethics & Privacy By DefaultYou are here: Smashing TV: “Towards Privacy By Default”, a live stream conversation, starting at 1PM GMT (3PM CEST). Moderated by Vitaly Friedman. With Trine Falbe, Laura Kalbag, Heather Burns, Cennydd Bowles, Stuart Langridge and Morten Rand-Hendriksen.Join the live stream @ Today, 1PM GMT ↬In the live stream, we’ll look into:How do we deal with advertising, tracking, sensitive data collection and treatment of data?How do we “sell” ethics and privacy to managers and clients?How do we change the culture of dark patterns in our interfaces?How and when do we integrate privacy, ethics, security in our design/dev workflows?How do we maintain privacy and ethics over time?How does GDPR help us shift the culture on the web?These aren’t easy questions to answer, and we need reliable solutions to make the difference. But we can figure out a way forward, and how to make privacy-aware decisions a default in our design and development work. These are also the questions we explore in our brand-new Smashing Magazine Print. In fact, it’s the magazine that prompted us to run a live session in the first place.Meet Our New Printed MagazineWith Smashing Magazine Print, we want to provide a space for important topics that perhaps have more longevity than what we usually cover online — without running short on practical and actionable insights, of course.We kick off with a 60-pages issue exploring ethics, privacy and security. We take a closer look at the current state of tracking, advertising, GDPR and privacy law, data protection and addictive interfaces. We explore how we all can integrate privacy-driven decisions into our workflows by default, abandoning dark patterns for good along the way.And — guess what! — it’s ready now, and it’s shipping worldwide. Download a free PDF preview (3 MB) and get your copy now. 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 2019
The brave new world of global finance is getting braver. Real-time and near-real-time payments systems have changed the very fabric of online commerce. More than 30 countries have real-time payment processes of some kind already, several of which have been in use for decades. So why is the U.S. just now getting onboard?There are many reasons other countries already have new payment platforms in place, like Faster Payments in the U.K. or Singapore’s FAST electronic funds transfer service. One of those reasons is the sheer number of our financial institutions compared to the rest of the world — the U.S. has roughly 5,300 commercial banks and more than 6,000 credit unions. Another reason is our complicated regulations process.Innovation Meets U.S. RegulationA big standout at the 2016 Money20/20 conference was “Balancing Blockchain Public Policy: Thoughtful Regulation Without Stifling Innovation.” A panel of experts compared the U.S.’s complicated regulatory system with the more efficient system in place in the U.K.One of the panelists at last year’s conference was John Beccia, who is general counsel and CCO of the blockchain-based, person-to-person payments provider Circle. Beccia explained how Circle became licensed as a money transmitter in all 50 U.S. states over the course of two years, while it only took 90 days in the U.K. One reason was better communication channels with the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). But the bigger reason was the U.S.’s complex regulatory process: We have 50 regulators (one in each state) plus more than 20 federal agencies that all need to provide approval in order to implement a real-time payments restructuring. The U.K. has one single agency.This efficient FCA approval process gives the U.K. the advantage. By August of last year, the FCA evaluated 177 startups for approval, and 40 of them were given the green light for further consideration.The EU and PSD2Many in the financial world consider the European Union’s Payment Services Directive the gold standard in real-time payments technology because it allows providers to access account data from banks in seconds. Now known as PSD2 after a wave of improvements, this upgraded version replaces 2007’s PSD and is designed to stay ahead of, or at least parallel to, the constantly changing world of payment technology.The majority of Europe is already onboard with these streamlining banking upgrades as well, with countries like Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, and the Netherlands putting real-time payments services into practice nationally.Switzerland isn’t on that list because the Swiss National Bank has been ahead of the curve since 1987 when it introduced its 24-hour payment-processing SIC system and revolutionized the world of pre-internet banking.One area that remains unclear is the effects of Brexit on PSD2. British policy could go in several directions, such as re-joining the European Economic Area or the European Free Trade Area, both of which would allow the UK to remain somewhat close to the rest of Europe. Alternatively, the UK could deal with the EU via WTO rules, entering into bilateral agreements with the Union as they would with any other foreign state.The Growth of AsiaOn the other side of the globe, China’s mobile and digital payment market was the largest in the world, at $1.83 trillion USD in 2016. Most of that activity comes from just two companies: the Alipay system from Alibaba Group and its biggest rival, Tenpay from Tencent Holdings Ltd. Their competition is especially intense because credit card use is more limited in China. Hundreds of millions of smartphone users and businesses make payments from their phones, and China’s transition to more cashless payments will likely have far more to do with mobile devices than credit or debit cards.Along with the introduction of Singapore’s FAST payments system in 2014, the country also hosted the Singapore FinTech Festival, pulling together 11,000 attendees from more than 50 countries in 2016, with another festival scheduled for this coming November. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) looks poised to be a major force in pushing real-time payments across Asia.Japan has had their Zengin System running near-real-time payments for years, and even that’s about to get an upgrade. SBI Ripple Asia recently announced the creation of a consortium of 42 member banks that will use Ripple’s new round-the-clock blockchain technology for payments and settlement.And the rest of the industrialized world has already implemented or started implementing fast-payment systems, including Nigeria, South Africa, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, India, and Australia.Looking AheadU.S. person-to-person payments users are expected to grow to 126 million by 2020, with non-banks like PayPal, Square, and Venmo leading much of the charge.The World Economic Forum estimates that 80 percent of banks are currently developing blockchain projects. And, as of right now, 19 of the biggest financial firms in the U.S. all signed on for a new person-to-person payments network called Zelle, including JPMorgan, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, and Wells Fargo. This new cryptocurrency platform will replace the earlier bank-owned clearXchange system set up in 2011. And with a projected 76 million mobile users, they’re hoping Zelle will rival PayPal’s Venmo and start providing banks with a bigger piece of the peer-to-peer pie.Industry leaders FIS and The Clearing House also launched a nationwide real-time payments system during the first quarter of 2017, which could garner up to $1.1 billion in revenues. Both banks are also members of the Federal Reserve’s Faster Payments Task Force Steering Committee, which will soon start evaluating new approaches for implementing real-time payments across the country.Yes, the U.S. is a little late to the global real-time payments party, but that’s mainly because we’ve got a lot more hoops to jump through before ideas become reality. But, we’re finally adapting to this new financial landscape and catching up to other parts of the world.To explore how Intel is helping transform the world of financial services, visit our financial solutions hub today.
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About the authorChris BeattieShare the loveHave your say Arsenal hero Petit: PSG beating Man Utd will be formalityby Chris Beattie10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal hero Manu Petit can’t see Manchester United getting past PSG in the Champions League round of 16.Brazil star Neymar, Uruguay hitman Edinson Cavani and French wonderkid Kylian Mbappe all await United.Petit said: “For me, it should be a formality.“PSG are better — both individually and collectively.“United are having serious difficulties in the Premier League.“You can feel that it’s not a happy squad — and I don’t think things will change in two months.“There are arguments between certain leaders and we all saw Mourinho passed up on Paul Pogba against Liverpool.“Everything that is happening at United, on and off the pitch, is all good for PSG.”
Kentucky NBA Draftee VideosThursday night was a good night for the Kentucky men’s basketball program. The Wildcats had six players get selected – Karl-Anthony Towns, Willie Cauley-Stein, Trey Lyles, Devin Booker, Andrew Harrison and Dakari Johnson – and could have had seven if undrafted shooting guard Aaron Harrison had sneaked into the second round. Kentucky’s video production team released congratulatory videos for each of its draftes. Towns, who was picked by Minnesota: Cauley-Stein, who was picked by Sacramento: Lyles, who was picked by Utah:Booker, who was picked by Phoenix: Harrison, who was picked by Phoenix: Johnson, who was picked by Oklahoma City:
The Senate has approved the Integrity Commission Bill, paving the way for the establishment of a single anti-corruption unit, which will investigate and prosecute corruption in Jamaica.The Bill was piloted in the Senate yesterday (July 20) by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade and Leader of Government Business in the Senate, Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith.This legislation, which will promote and enhance standards of ethical conduct for Parliamentarians, public officials and other persons, was passed with 103 amendments.It makes provisions for the establishment of the Integrity Commission, which will be responsible for investigating alleged or suspected acts of corruption; preventing, identifying and prosecuting corruption; and monitoring the award and discharge of Government contracts and prescribed licences.The new body will have three Directors heading the information and complaints, investigation and corruption prosecution divisions.Among the amendments is the creation of the post of Executive Director to head the proposed Integrity Commission.This Executive Director will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the affairs of the Commission; coordinating the functions of the Commission; ensuring the timely implementation of the decisions and directions of the Commission; and developing and implementing operational policies and procedures in relation to the functions of the Commission.Senator Johnson Smith explained that the Government felt this lone post is a better arrangement than having Directors of the three divisions of the body report directly to the Commissioners, as was previously stipulated in the Bill.The Integrity Commission is to be formed through the merger of the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption, Integrity Commission and the Office of the Contractor General.The Bill will go back to the House of Representatives for approval of the amendments made by the Senate. The Senate has approved the Integrity Commission Bill, paving the way for the establishment of a single anti-corruption unit, which will investigate and prosecute corruption in Jamaica. It makes provisions for the establishment of the Integrity Commission, which will be responsible for investigating alleged or suspected acts of corruption; preventing, identifying and prosecuting corruption; and monitoring the award and discharge of Government contracts and prescribed licences. Story Highlights
Ugo Giguere, The Canadian Press MONTREAL — Jonathan Marchessault of the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights has paid $2-million for a lakefront house near his Quebec City hometown with the goal of tearing it down.According to Quebec real estate records, the transaction closed last September when Marchessault and his spouse became owners of the luxurious residence on a 4,150-square-metre property on Lac-Beauport.As first reported by Quebecor, the buyers had other plans for the imposing home built in 1918: demolishing it to build anew.According to the most recent municipal evaluation, the two-storey, 1,200-square-metre building and the surrounding property are valued at a little more than $1.9 million.Michel Beaulieu, the mayor of the municipality of Lac-Beauport confirmed that a demolition permit has been issued for the address.Beaulieu said it is “peculiar” to see a beautiful property demolished, but the request respected the municipal bylaws in all respects and the town was obliged to issue the permit.“There was no debate, but it always causes a little unease to see such a beautiful property levelled,” he said.It appears the owners want to rebuild from scratch. Government records show there is a $5-million mortgage attached to the property.A real estate agent involved in the transaction said he has seen architectural drawings of the plans for a new house. “It is completely in harmony with Lac-Beauport,” Marc Bonenfant said. “It resembles a little the style of the property that was there.”Beaulieu said he heard renovating the existing 24-room building would have been complicated because of its age.Marc Bonenfant, owner of the Royal Lepage office in nearby Stoneham, said the building is in good condition but is perhaps not to the taste of a young family.“They definitely looked at the possibility of renovating,” he said. “These were people who were very serious in their actions. They came with an architect, and engineer and so on, but often renovating is more expensive than building.”The mayor said demolitions are more and more common in his municipality, with cottages being replaced by lavish homes. While upsetting to some residents, the permit fees and the resulting increase in property evaluations mean more revenue for the municipality, he acknowledged.