Galaxy’s Edge Store Preview: Jewels of Bith

first_imgShare This!We’re counting down the days until the official opening of Walt Disney World’s Galaxy’s Edge with a look at some of the sights that you’ll see in this new land. Shopping is a major part of this new land, and the best place to visit is the Market, which has several merchants. Next up, we’re showing you some of the merchandise you can find at Jewels of Bith.To be honest, when I visited Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland, I couldn’t figure out where Jewels of Bith was, because I was expecting a collection of jewelry. Galaxy’s Edge does have jewelry for sale, both in Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities and, unusually enough, in Droid Depot. Why some of that doesn’t appear in a store called Jewels of Bith is beyond me. What you will find in Jewels of Bith is the equivalent of the airport souvenir shop, with fridge magnets, luggage tags, post cards, t-shirts, and more. By far, it is my least favorite shop in the Market, and yet I do admit I bought items there on my first visit in California. (Much of the merchandise in Florida appeared to be the same or similar, and there’s only so many fridge magnets of Black Spire Outpost one needs!)Here’s what you can expect in this shop. What are your thoughts about Jewels of Bith? Did you spy anything that you’d like to buy on your trip to Batuu? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

Marshfield girls edge Rapids

first_imgBy John KemmeterMARSHFIELD – The Marshfield High School girls basketball team edged Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln High School in a Wisconsin Valley Conference game at Marshfield on Dec. 13.Marshfield went into halftime with a 23-22 lead, and then outscored Rapids 25-22 in the second half to secure a 48-44 win.Alli Martin of Wisconsin Rapids fights for the ball during the conference game against Marshfield on Dec. 13. City Times staff photo.last_img

FNB’s eWallet now available at Pep

first_img23 January 2012First National Bank has partnered with retailer Pep to make the bank’s eWallet money transfer solution available at Pep stores across South Africa, allowing customers to use their mobile phones to shop and do their banking even if they don’t have a bank account.FNB chief executive Michael Jordaan said the partnership was a milestone for the bank in its efforts to use innovation and technology to make banking services more widely available.“With this partnership we are further extending banking services to all South Africans, with our without a bank account,” he said in a statement this week. “This will enable them to send and receive money instantly; a simple yet safe solution in providing access to financial services.”According to Jordaan, the partnership will enable the bank to extend eWallet services to some 1 200 outlets across the country.While the eWallet solution was previously available only to FNB customers, anyone with a bar-coded South African ID can now deposit, withdraw and send money, as well as make payments and purchase goods at any PEP store in the country – all this accessed via their cellphones.“We are constantly looking for ways to improve on our service and delivery channels,” said FNB eWallet Solutions CEO Yolande van Wyk. “We have seen the importance of innovation and breaking from the norm to differentiate ourselves from our peers.”Since its launch in 2009, more than 700,000 eWallets have been created, at a monthly average of 50 000 new eWallets. Over R1-billion was transferred via the service as of October 2011.Several of the bank’s corporate clients are also using the eWallet service to pay their employees’ salaries.Increase in cellphone bankingAn increasing number of consumers are taking to banking via cellphone, which allows them to make third-party payments and even buy airtime and prepaid electricity.FNB’s Cellphone Banking channel processed in excess of 25-million transactions in December 2011 with a transaction value of over R2.7-billion, compared to R1.7-billion seen in December 2010.The bank has 3.5-million cellphone banking customers, more than 70% of whom fall between the ages of 18 and 40, and earn less than R100 000 per annum.“The channel allows you the freedom and ability to bank anywhere, at any time. Anyone on any network with any cellphone can use it,” said FNB Cellphone Banking Solutions chief executive Ravesh Ramlakan. “There are no complicated downloads or special SIM requirements, and registration is free.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Google Plans Adsense for Maps

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Infoworld magazine is reporting that Google is planning to integrate Adsense ads into their Google Maps service. The ads would be embedded into the push-pin popup graphics that are used to mark locations. Google does not know when these ads will go live.Google also said that the ads could be integrated into their new Mapplets map mashup making service on a revenue sharing basis. Users would be paid by the click, similar to the current Adsense offerings, and could limit the number of sponsor ads that would appear in their Mapplets or turn them off completely. “This is something you will completely control,” said Google engineer Andrew Eland at Google’s Developer Day in London yesterday.The ads will probably resemble the look and feel of Google Maps more than in this mockup.Google’s preview Mapplets might give a hint of how the service could work. Two of Google’s example Mapplets are commerce-oriented: movie showtimes and real estate search. It is easy to see how Google could offer company’s paid preferential treatment on this type of maps mashup. These paid placements would not necessarily resemble current Adsense text ads, but could be more fluidly integrated into the look and feel of Google Maps.Like other Adwords ads, map ads could be highly targeted, not only by subject matter or keyword, but also by location. josh catone 1 Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#news#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

Google Announces Pricing for App Engine: Allows Developers to Scale Beyond Free Quotas

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market frederic lardinois A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Google#news#web#Web Development center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Google today finally announced its pricing plans for its App Engine service. Google’s App Engine allows developers to run their web applications on Google’s infrastructure and, until today, was only available in a free, but restricted, version. The free version currently gives developers up to 500MB of persistent storage and CPU power and bandwidth for about 5 million page views a month. Starting today, however, developers will also be able to purchase additional resources, which will enable them to scale their apps beyond these free quotas.For the next 90 days, the free allotment will remain unchanged, but after that, Google will reduce the free quota resources. At the same time, however, it will also double the free storage quota to 1GB. Google argues that the other changes won’t impact the large majority of “well written” apps running on the service right now.According to Google, App Engine billing was one of the most requested features from App Engine developers. Thanks to this new pricing scheme, developers can now use App Engine to deploy larger and more popular applications on the service without hitting the ceiling of Google’s free quotas. Developers will be able to set daily budgets for their apps and allocate this budget across CPU, bandwidth, storage, and email. Some of the most popular apps that are currently using Google’s App Engine are BuddyPoke, Lingospot, Best Buy’s Giftag.com, and Mental Floss.PricingHere is the new pricing scheme according to Google’s blog post:$0.10 per CPU core hour. This covers the actual CPU time an application uses to process a given request, as well as that for any Datastore usage.$0.10 per GB bandwidth incoming, $0.12 per GB bandwidth outgoing.  This covers traffic directly to/from users, traffic between the app and any external servers accessed using the URLFetch API, and data sent via the Email API.$0.15 per GB of data stored by the application per month.$0.0001 per email recipient for emails sent by the application Google first announced that it was planning to offer these pay-as-you-go resources to developers last May, and today’s prices are at the lower end of the ranges that Google announced back then.In general, Google’s prices seem to be slightly cheaper and less complicated than Amazon’s pricing schemes for using its EC2 and S3 service. It should be noted, however, that Amazon offers a far larger feature set than App Engine. App Engine only supports the Python programming language, while EC2 gives you access to a complete, remotely hosted, on-demand operating system.Coming Soon: XMPP, Scheduled Task, MailEarlier this month, Google also announced a number of new features that will appear in App Engine in the next six month, including the ability to receive and process mail, support for running scheduled tasks, and support for sending and receiving XMPP messages. Related Posts last_img read more

Everything you ever wanted to know about perovskite, Earth’s most abundant type of mineral—that we almost never see

first_imgEverything you ever wanted to know about perovskite, Earth’s most abundant type of mineral—that we almost never see Perovskite is one of the most common crystal structures on the planet, but why is it so interesting to researchers from many scientific disciplines? Science looks into the properties of this odd cube of atoms, and what cutting-edge research is being performed on its many varieties.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*) By Andrew WagnerNov. 17, 2017 , 4:30 PMlast_img read more

Anirban Lahiri wins second European Tour title in playoff

first_imgLocal favourite Anirban Lahiri won a playoff against compatriot SSP Chawrasia to claim his second European Tour title in two weeks at the Indian Open on Sunday.Beginning a dramatic day seven shots behind overnight leader Chawrasia, Lahiri carded two-under 69 and benefited from his opponent’s meltdown to join him at seven under par and force the playoff.Chawrasia slumped to a 76 and watched helplessly as Lahiri denied him his third European Tour title by rolling in a 15-foot birdie to clinch the playoff. “It’s incredible – starting today I didn’t really think I had a chance,” Lahiri, who was four-over after his first 10 holes in the tournament, told reporters.”It was one of the toughest days ever that I’ve played golf at Delhi Golf Club and I’m really happy to have accomplished this: it’s a childhood dream,” said Lahiri who won his maiden European Tour title in Malaysia a fortnight ago.”There were about eight of us who could have pulled through so I feel really lucky and fortunate, and really happy,” added the 27-year-old, who could move to just outside the top 30 in the world rankings and looks certain to earn a US Masters invitation in April. Chawrasia began the day with a two-shot lead over holder Siddikur Rahman of Bangladesh who won the tournament two years ago before it was co-sanctioned by the European Tour.Sweden’s Joakim Lagergren, Thailand’s Prayad Marksaeng, Sri Lanka’s Mithun Perera and Australian Marcus Fraser finished on six under. Chawrasia dropped three shots in his opening four holes to hand the lead to Rahman but the Bangladeshi also wilted under pressure, returning 76 to finish five-under overall.advertisementLahiri climbed to second place in The Race to Dubai.”It’s hard to come to terms with,” he said.”Just six months back I was in Spain at Qualifying School and really relieved having stared at not having my card with five holes to go, so it feels like Ive skipped a couple of steps to get to where I am right now.”It’s obviously a fantastic feeling and hopefully I can keep playing well through the year.”last_img read more