Universal Orlando News — Week of May 4, 2019

first_imgShare This!Werewolves, vampires, and nightmarish creatures, oh my! Universal’s classic monsters are returning to Halloween Horror Nights. This and more inside this week’s Universal Orlando News update, if you dare. Classic Universal Monsters Return to Halloween Horror Nights 29Universal made their mark with their monster movies, and now those creations are returning to Halloween Horror Nights 29. Frankenstein’s Monster, Dracula, Wolfman, Creature from the Black Lagoon, the Mummy, and more return to an all new maze at HHN29. Relive the classic scenes from their movies and try to escape alive.Halloween Horror Nights 29 runs September 6 through November 2 on select nights. Select tickets and vacation packages are now available.Weekly Crowd LevelsDetailed crowd level information can be found here.Weather Report Operating Hours & Early Park AdmissionCityWalk is open until 2:00 a.m. daily, with free self parking starting after 6:00 p.m.AdmissionTwo-day, two-park tickets are $284.99 per adult and $274.99 per child (plus tax).Volcano Bay tickets are at Anytime pricing at $80 per adult and $75 per child (plus tax).Showtimes and RefurbishmentsUniversal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration ShowtimesMay 4 – May 8: No Show, Under RefurbishmentMay 9: 9:00 p.m.May 10: No ShowUniversal’s Superstar ParadeMay 4 – May 9: 5:00 p.m.May 10: 2:00 p.m.The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts CastleMay 4 – May 6: Ongoing dusk to park closeMay 7: No ShowMay 8 – May 9: Ongoing dusk to park closeMay 10: No ShowComplete showtimes are available on Universal Orlando’s website.RefurbishmentsUniversal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration: April 29 – May 8Hogwarts Express: May 7Royal Pacific Resort Lobby Enhancements: March 1 – October 31 (phased)Upcoming & Ongoing EventsHard Rock Hotel’s Velvet Unplugged presents singer songwriter Seth Glier on May 10. Tickets start at $10 plus tax for standing room only plus ticket options for assigned tables that include a free round of drinks. Tickets are available online.See you next week, and make sure to leave a question below for the Mail Bag!last_img read more

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Invisible man of Indian cricket Anil Kumble becomes 3rd fastest bowler to get 400 Test wickets

first_imgThe competitor: Anil Kumble has mastered the science of spinWhen this generation of cricketers has passed into the shadows of a distant pavilion, what will be made of Anil Kumble? In a country that dotes on the deeds of its starbatsmen what is to be done with him, neither batsman,The competitor: Anil Kumble has mastered the science of spinWhen this generation of cricketers has passed into the shadows of a distant pavilion, what will be made of Anil Kumble? In a country that dotes on the deeds of its starbatsmen what is to be done with him, neither batsman nor star?Dress things up, talk them down, Kumble won’t be fussed. As the invisible man in the manic market of Indian cricket, 400 Test wickets is the only endorsement he will ever want or need. It is his handshake with history, his pact with yesterday and tomorrow.Already, Kumble is the man to chase, India’s most successful spinner ever. He is only the third slow bowler to get to this exhausting milestone, the third fastest to 400 Test wickets after Mutthiah Muralitharan (72 Tests)and Richard Hadlee (80), a full 30 Tests quicker than Kapil Dev. No Indian has taken more bags of five wickets in an innings (24 times) or 10 wickets in a match (five times) – in batsmen’s terms it is like scoring hundreds.Before they even realised it, the legendary Spin Quartet had company. Kumble gave Indian bowling its Fifth Dimension. If the Quartet were magicians who held the ball on a leash, creating optical, oriental illusions, Kumble is a student of science; a physicist who understood and mastered the correlation between accuracy and pressure.He is a man of economy and depth, sparse words and hidden strength. Through the 1990s, Kumble, all jaw-jutting purpose, became the centrifugal force of India’s bowling.advertisementSpin bowlers record of IndiaHis spells were the drip-drip-drip that eventually bores a hole into the rock of resistance and cracks it open. All he asked of the batsmen overseas was runs on the board and he is a man of his word. In his last nine overseas Tests, Kumble has taken 53 wickets and India has won four of those Tests.In a team full of stars, real and imagined, he moves unnoticed, but makes a deep impression. He has returned from shoulder surgery leaner and meaner, his bowling taken apart and put together again, still demanding the highest standards of himself and others.During a TV recording break earlier this year in Sydney, Sachin Tendulkar did his version of the Doosra Kumble: the trademark whip around to an errant fielder, hands on hips, snarl on lips. The Glare being mimed was actually abruptly terminated on the field, as the target had turned out to be the normally reliable Tendulkar himself.Though Kumble tries to keep a lid on it, behind the responsible citizen, committed doer of quiet charity and donor of organs (yes all of them, pledged to the Foundation for Organ Retrieval and Transplant Education) is a bit of a character. At times even a bear with a sore head. When he is mad not even Sourav Ganguly hovers for chit-chat.If there is a message to be conveyed, the messenger nominated is the team’s Kofi Annan-at-large Rahul Dravid. For the rest of us, only when this quiet, urbane stoic turns into a pouting, barking, head-tossing grumbler do we get a glimpse of his tight, competitive coil. The moment passes, the emotion fades and hereturns to the top of his runup.In that instant of splitsecond stillness, shoulders hunched forward, ball about to be tossed up from his palm, partner, under study and rival Harbhajan Singh sees Kumble at his finest: “Anil never wavers, no matter how much a batsman goes after him. He knows that it is only a matter of one ball. He shows that it is only a matter of one ball.”So is Anil Kumble India’s greatest ever bowler ever? No need to rush to judgement. He’s not finished yet.last_img read more

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Burnley seek Uefa permission to register extra keeper for Aberdeen tie

first_imgEuropa League Sean Dyche has sought Uefa’s permission to register a goalkeeper before Burnley’s Europa League second leg against Aberdeen at Turf Moor on Thursday.Dyche made the move owing to the dislocated shoulder Nick Pope suffered early in the first half of the 1-1 first-leg draw at Pittodrie.Tom Heaton’s calf problem means he is almost definitely ruled out, leaving Dyche’s sole registered keeper as Anders Lindegaard, the former Manchester United player, with Adam Legzdins, a reserve who has never played for the first team, set to be on the bench if he is registered in time. Share on LinkedIn Reuse this content Aberdeen Share on Messenger Share on WhatsApp Topics Read more Share on Twitter Share via Email Share on Facebook Burnley Share on Pinterest Pope has undergone surgery and Dyche said it was “pleasing news in the sense the specialist was happy.”Burnley are yet to make any signings this summer. “We’re always open- minded to add to the group if we can, whatever department that’s in. That’s an ongoing process,” Dyche said.“If we think we can increase the competition levels, then we’ll look at it. But you need to get the right ones in. We attempt not to bring people in for the sake of it. We want people who can affect the group and/or mature into the group and develop with us.“I’m not concerned. It’s a never-ending story for us. It’s broken record time. We’re a wealthy club of sorts but equally the books have to balance.“We’re into certain situations. We’ve got another couple who we’ve got a chance with. The numbers are crazy for any player. It’s a seller’s market.”Sam Vokes’s late goal at Pittodrie cancelled out Gary Mackay-Steven’s 19th-minute opener to give Burnley an away goal and make them favourites to progress from the first qualifying round. Premier League 2018-19 preview No 4: Burnley newslast_img read more

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Saudiled coalition hits Yemen with most intense raids yet

first_img“In Aden, the raids began at around 10:00 pm (1900 GMT) on Thursday and were the most violent since the start of ‘Operation Decisive Storm’,” a resident of the southern city told AFP.The air strikes lasted well into the night, said other residents of Aden, especially the municipal headquarters of Dar Saad at the city’s northern entrance.They were carried out a few hours after Huthi Shiite rebels and renegade army soldiers loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh arrived at the building, according to the residents. Also Read – Pro-Govt supporters rally as Hong Kong’s divisions deepenCoalition aircraft also targeted other positions, including a stadium in the centre of the city and checkpoints manned by the rebel forces. There was no way to immediately verify the reports.”Extremely violent” air raids also targeted Ataq, the capital of Shabwa province east of Aden which was seized by Saleh’s forces on Thursday, an official said. Strikes were launched against a missile base near the town and an arms depot at a base in Morra, to the west of Ataq, said another official.Rebel positions were been targeted around the city of Lahj, north of Aden, according to residents.The Saudi-led coalition launched the air strikes against the Huthi Shiite rebels on March 26 in support of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi after they seized the capital and forced him to flee to Aden and later Riyadh.last_img read more

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Eat hearthealthy diet to cut belly fat

first_imgTrying hard to reduce that ever burgeoning waistline? Following a heart-healthy diet – rich in fibre and low in saturated fats – could be the key, suggests a study.While dieting may help fight abdominal obesity, but the ones touted on the internet including intermittent fasting, high-protein diets, the “Paleo” diet, and green tea, all lack high-quality evidence. None of them has shown to be more effective than other types of energy-restricted (reduced-calorie) diets, the researchers said. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”There is still no miracle diet, food, nutrient, or bioactive component that will target abdominal fat,” said Kari D. Pilolla, from the California Polytechnic State University. But a heart-healthy diet high in fibre and low in saturated fats is a great way to prevent and reduce abdominal obesity, Pilolla said, in the paper published in Health and Fitness Journal.Diets that particularly have lower intake of trans and saturated fats and higher intake of fibre appear helpful in reducing or preventing abdominal obesity. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”These recommendations are consistent with heart-healthy diets like the (US) NIH-developed Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet and the Mediterranean-style diet,” Pilolla said. She said that independent of body weight, a larger waist circumference increases risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. Pilolla also recommends health and fitness professionals to assess and monitor abdominal obesity in their clients, and to evaluate their cardiometabolic risks.last_img read more

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