Disney+ launches in Ireland today

first_imgLimerickNewsDisney+ launches in Ireland todayBy Meghann Scully – March 24, 2020 228 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Facebook Email These providers will have the ability to include Disney+ in wholesale and retail packages for their subscribers. Specifics of those offers vary per company.Disney also has a retail distribution deal with Sky, making Disney+ available in Ireland and the UK on Sky Q, to be followed by NOW TV in the coming months.Pricing for Disney+ has been confirmed at €6.99 per month, or €69.99 for an annual subscription. Following its initial European launch markets, additional Western Europe markets, including Belgium, the Nordics, and Portugal, will follow in summer 2020.Full details and information on how to subscribe are available on Disneyplus.com. With over 500 films, 26 exclusive original movies and series and thousands of television episodes from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and more, Disney+ is the new streaming home for some of the world’s most beloved stories.“Launching in seven markets simultaneously marks a new milestone for Disney+,“ said Kevin Mayer, Chairman of Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International.“As the streaming home for Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars, and National Geographic, Disney+ delivers high-quality, optimistic storytelling that fans expect from our brands, now available broadly, conveniently, and permanently on Disney+.“We humbly hope that this service can bring some much-needed moments of respite for families during these difficult times.” he added.Starting today, subscribers can enjoy 26 Disney+ Originals titles including “The Mandalorian,” the epic first-ever live-action Star Wars series; “Lady and the Tramp,” a live-action re-telling of the 1955 animated classic; “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” the all-new scripted series set at the real-life East High featured in the hit movies;“The World According to Jeff Goldblum” docu-series from National Geographic; “Marvel’s Hero Project,” which celebrates extraordinary kids making a difference in their communities; “Encore!,” executive produced by the multi-talented Kristen Bell;“The Imagineering Story” a 6-part documentary from Emmy and Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Leslie Iwerks and animated short film collections “SparkShorts” and “Forky Asks A Question” from Pixar Animation Studios.Disney+ is also the new streaming home of the iconic animated series “The Simpsons,” with over 600 episodes available together on-demand for the first time. At launch, seasons 1 to 30 will be available, with season 31 coming to the service later in the year.Watch Anywhere, Anytime Audiences can stream Disney+ on nearly all major mobile and connected TV devices from today, including gaming consoles, streaming media players, and smart TVs.Subscribers can enjoy commercial-free viewing, up to four concurrent streams, unlimited downloads on up to ten devices, personalised recommendations, and the ability to set up to seven different profiles, including the ability for parents to set Kids Profiles that have an easy to navigate, child-friendly interface to access age-appropriate content.Consumers can subscribe up for Disney+ directly or via in-app purchase from the following platforms and devices:Amazon (Fire TV devices, Fire TV Edition smart TVs, and Fire Tablets)Apple (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV, and fully integrated with the Apple TV app in the UK and Germany; customers can subscribe to Disney+ via in-app purchase)Google (Android phones, Android TV devices, Google Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices)LG Smart TVs with webOSMicrosoft (Xbox One)Roku (Roku® streaming players and Roku TV™ models) in Ireland and the UK from today, and France from 7th AprilSamsung Smart TVsSony / Sony Interactive Entertainment (Android-based Sony TVs and PlayStation®4) For customer support, subscribers are encouraged to view the online Help Centre for answers to the most common questions, along with articles designed to help them navigate Disney+. Linkedin Twitter Previous articleShannon Airport is continuing to facilitate flights to repatriate passengersNext articleLimerick Post Show | Cllr Elisa O’Donovan talks Covid-19 Meghann Scully Through a comprehensive distribution plan and several strategic agreements, Disney+ is also available across multiple premier distributors in Europe with regional deals including:Deutsche Telekom in GermanyO2 in the UKTelefonica in SpainTIM in ItalyCanal+ in France (from April 7th)center_img TAGSDisneyfilmsKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostmoviesWalt Disney Disney+, the highly anticipated streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, launches today in Ireland, the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland.The service will launch in France on April 7th. In light of concerns regarding the current ability of certain broadband infrastructure to handle the anticipated consumer demand for Disney+, the service will now feature a lower overall bandwidth utilisation by at least 25%. 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Twisters Fall To Tigers In Baseball

first_imgThe Lawrenceburg Tigers defeated The Oldenburg Academy Twisters in Baseball.OA vs. Lawrenceburg.Lburg     000 010 0    1   2   2OA          000 000 0   0    0   4For OA, Cory Schuman 0-2, reached on error twice.Josh Kinker 5 IP, 1 unearned run, 2 hits, 4 k, 2 bb.   Loss.Tyler Hogg  2 IP, 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 k, 2 bb.OA Varsity Record: 0-1.OA Next game: at Jac-Cen-Del (4-12)Submitted by OA Coach Doug Behlmer.last_img

NFF/CBN Cup Offers N5m Prize Money

first_imgOlawale Ajimotokan in AbujaThe Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has unfolded the prize money of N5million as cash reward for the winners of the 2017 edition of the NFF/CBN All Financial Institutions Football Competition scheduled to kick off on October 14.The break down announced by CBN showed the winners will be rewarded to the tune of N2million while the second placed team will smile home with N1.5 million. The third placed team will get a consolatory N1million.The sum of N500,000 will be given to the team that finished fourth. The competition will be played in four centres including, Akure, Bauchi, Calabar and Owerri. The final will be played in Lafia, Nasarawa State on October 28.Acting Director of Corporate Communications, Isaac Okoroafor, said thursday that the tournament, now in its 31st year, serves as a platform to promote unity, harmony and peaceful coexistence among institutions in Nigeria’s financial system.Martin Ogwuda, who stood in for Okoroafor, noted that teams from Deposit Money Banks (DMBs), Micro Finance Banks, Financial Regulatory Agencies and other financial institutions, have indicated interest to participate in this year’s competition.He said the increase in the number of microfinance banks participating in the competition is an indication that the impact of this competition is being felt at the grassroots level where budding talents are often discovered and nurtured to a level of national and international recognition.“In fact, Balogun Fulani MFB from Ilorin is the defending champion, having won the championship for the first time last year. The team has created a record as the first Micro Finance Bank to win the competition since its inception 30 years ago,” Okoroafor noted.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Teenage Uruguayan striker on QPR’s radar

first_imgQPR are interested in highly-rated Uruguayan youngster Kevin Mendez.The 18-year-old striker, who plays for Penarol in his homeland, shone at the Under-17 World Cup last year.Many European clubs, including Chelsea, have been monitoring Mendez.Liverpool were recently linked with a move for him and Paris St-Germain decided against making an offer following talks with his representatives.Those representatives are keen for the player to secure a move to Europe and the potential deal is one of several being followed up by QPR chairman Tony Fernandes ahead of the start of the new season.Fernandes is also looking to agree the signing of Norwich midfielder Leroy Fer. West London Sport revealed this week that Rangers have had a bid for the Netherlands midfielder, 24, rejected but are considering making an improved offer.See also:Sigthorsson deal ‘dragging on’ – RedknappNorwich reject bid from QPR for FerFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Gallery: Madagascar’s weird and wonderful wildlife

first_imgMadagascar’s dense rainforests hide plant and animal life unlike anything else on earth. Almost all of its reptiles, and roughly 90% of its mammals and plants, are unique to the African island nation. Our gallery showcases this rich and often bizarre wildlife.Parson’s chameleon, Ile Sainte Marie, Madagascar. (Image: Frank Vassen, CC BY 2.0, Flickr)Compiled by Mary AlexanderAlmost all of Madagascar’s reptiles, and roughly 90% of its mammals and plants, are unique to the African island nation. Its dense rainforests hide tiny tree frogs that range in colour from blue to orange and yellow or green. Half of the world’s chameleon species live there, alongside geckos that can grow up to 30 centimetres long.Among the more than 600 new species discovered in the last 10 years are the Berthe’s mouse lemur, the smallest known primate (it grows to an average of 9.2 centimetres, and weighs just 30 grams). Also recently discovered is Komac’s golden orb spider, which spins a web up to a metre in diameter.Today this island of stunning orchids and towering baobab trees is in danger of destroying what its best known for – its unique biodiversity. But scientists have a plan to save the forests for future generations.Grey mouse lemur (Microcebus murinus). This is not a mouse. It’s not even a rodent. It’s a primate – part of the same order as monkeys and apes. Human beings – scientifically, we are classified as Homo sapiens – are also apes, and so we are members of the same order as this tiny creature. (Image: Arjan Haverkamp, CC BY 2.0, Flickr) Sunrise in the the Avenue of the Baobabs near Morondava, Madagascar. (Image: Paolo Crosetto, CC BY-SA 2.0, Flickr) White-headed lemur (Eulemur albifrons), Marojejy National Park, Madagascar. (Image: Frank Vassen, CC BY 2.0, Flickr) Boophis sp., Marojejy National Park, Madagascar. (Image: Frank Vassen, CC BY 2.0, Flickr) Lowland streaked tenrec, Masoala National Park, Madagascar. (Image: Frank Vassen, CC BY 2.0, Flickr) Fungus, Andasibe, Madagascar. (Image: Frank Vassen, CC BY 2.0, Flickr) Commerson’s leaf-nosed bat (Hipposideros commersoni), Tsimamampetsotsa, Madagascar. (Image: Frank Vassen, CC BY 2.0, Flickr) Giraffe weevil (Trachelophorus giraffa), Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar. (Image: Frank Vassen, CC BY 2.0, Flickr) Blue-legged chameleon (Calumma crypticum), Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar. (Image: Frank Vassen, CC BY 2.0, Flickr) Lined day gecko (Phelsuma lineata), Vohimana reserve, Madagascar. (Image: Frank Vassen, CC BY 2.0, Flickr) Milne-Edwards’ sportive lemur (Lepilemur edwardsi), Ankarafantsika National Park, Madagascar. (Image: Frank Vassen, CC BY 2.0, Flickr) Spearpoint leaf-tailed gecko, Ankarafantsika, Madagascar. (Image: Frank Vassen, CC BY 2.0, Flickr) Spotted Madagascar reed frog (Heterixalus punctatus), Vohimana reserve, Madagascar. (Image: Frank Vassen, CC BY 2.0, Flickr) A giant leaf-tailed gecko (Uroplatus fimbriatus), Nosy Mangabe, Madagascar. Photographer Frank Vassen explains: “The giant leaf-tailed gecko is easily observed on the island of Nosy Mangabe in the Bay of Antongil off Maroansetra. When alarmed, it opens its mouth largely, displaying its brilliant orange-red interior, presumably as a means to deter predators.” (Image: Frank Vassen, CC BY 2.0, Flickr) Golden mantella (Mantella aurantiaca), Torotorofotsy wetlands, Madagascar. (Image: Frank Vassen, CC BY 2.0, Flickr) Gmelin’s woolly lemur (Avahi laniger), Andasibe, Madagascar. (Image: Frank Vassen, CC BY 2.0, Flickr) Tomato frog (Dyscophus antongilli), Maroantsetra, Madagascar. In this rather large species of amphibian the females are much larger than males, reaching up to 10.5 centimetres and 230 grams in weight. The sewage system of the eastern coastal town of Maroansetra is one of the world’s best places for seeing Madagascar tomato frogs in the wild. (Image: Frank Vassen, CC BY 2.0, Flickr) Baron’s mantella (Mantella baroni), Vohimana reserve, Madagascar. (Image: Frank Vassen, CC BY 2.0, Flickr) Comet moth (Argema mittrei), Vohimana reserve, Madagascar. (Image: Frank Vassen, CC BY 2.0, Flickr) Blue weevil (Holonychus sp.), Vohimana reserve, Madagascar. (Image: Frank Vassen, CC BY 2.0, Flickr) Zebu cattle – one of the few mammals on Madagascar not indigenous and endemic to the island – being driven through the Avenue of the Baobabs near Morondava, Madagascar. (Image: Frank Vassen, CC BY 2.0, Flickr) A male Malagasy giant chameleon (Furcifer oustaleti), also known as Oustalets’s chameleon, near Lake Ravelobe, Madagascar. With a maximum total length (including tail) of 68.5 centimetres, or 27 inches, this is the largest chameleon in the world. (Image: Frank Vassen, CC BY 2.0, Flickr) Coquerel’s sifaka, Ankarafantsika National Park, Madagascar. (Image: Frank Vassen, CC BY 2.0, Flickr) A male Labord’s chameleon (Furcifer labordi), Kirindy Forest, Madagascar. This species has an extreme life cycle, spending more of its time growing in the egg than living in the world. It gestates for eight months, in the egg. Once hatched, it lives for only four to five months. Almost immediately after it has reproduced, it dies. No other land vertebrate has a shorter – or weirder – lifespan. (Image: Frank Vassen, CC BY 2.0, Flickr) Unidentified “dog-faced” spider, Ankarafantsika National Park, Madagascar. (Image: Frank Vassen, CC BY 2.0, Flickr) A female Indri calling, in Andasibe, Madagascar. The indri is the world’s largest lemur – tied with its Malagasy cousin, the diademed sifaka. The indri’s head-and-body length is up to 72 centimetres (2.4 feet), reaching 120 centimetres (3.9 feet) with legs fully extended. Its Malagasy name “babakoto” is most commonly translated as “ancestor” or “father”, but several translations are possible. “Koto” is a Malagasy word for “little boy”, and “baba” a term for “father”, so “babakoto” could be translated as “father of a little boy”. (Image: Frank Vassen, CC BY 2.0, Flickr)last_img read more

Mandela statue to grace Union Buildings

first_img3 September 2013 South Africa will honour former president Nelson Mandela by unveiling a golden statue of him as the country marks the 100th anniversary of the Union Buildings in Pretoria in December. Making the announcement at a business briefing in Johannesburg on Tuesday, Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile said that work on the statue was at an advanced stage. Mandela was discharged from hospital in Pretoria on Sunday morning in order to continue receiving treatment for a respiratory illness at his home in Houghton, Johannesburg. The Presidency said that the 95-year-old former statesman’s condition “remains critical and is at times unstable”, but that his team of doctors were convinced that he would receive the same level of intensive care at his home that he had been receiving in hospital. “We take this opportunity once again to wish Tata Madiba well as he recovers from home,” Mashatile said on Tuesday. “Even in sickness, Tata Madiba continues to unite our nation and remains an enjoining symbol of our freedom and democracy.” The imposing Union Buildings, part of the official seat of the South African government, are located at the northern end of Arcadia in Pretoria. Designed by British architect Sir Herbert Baker in 1908, construction of the Union Buildings began in 1909 and was completed almost three years later, in 1913. Approximately 1 265 artisans, workmen and labourers were involved in building the structure, using around 14-million bricks for the interior office walls, half-a-million cubic feet of freestone, 74 000 cubic yards of concrete, 40 000 bags of cement and 20 000 cubic feet of granite. On 10 May 1994, Mandela, South Africa’s first democratically elected president, and his deputy presidents were inaugurated at the Union Buildings, after the country’s first free elections, heralding the beginning of a new era in South Africa’s history. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more