first_imgKenny Miller’s third goal in two games helped Rangers ruin Partick Thistle’s historic week as they claimed a 2-0 Ibrox win.The Jags have been in celebration mode since clinching a first-ever top-six slot last weekend, while Tuesday’s announcement that the Firhill club are to build a new £4million training ground has raised Alan Archibald’s hopes that his team can turn that feat into lasting success.But the only Ladbrokes Premiership side yet to have taken points off the Light Blues so far this campaign were left disappointed again as Miller followed up last Sunday’s Aberdeen double with the first-half opener.Jon Toral put Pedro Caixinha’s men two ahead early in the second period as Gers ensured they did not let the Dons increase their nine-point lead in the race for second. But when their passing finally clicked, Jags struggled to compete.Rangers came close in the 35th minute as Toral’s strike arrowed its way towards the bottom corner. Thankfully for the visitors Mustapha Dumbuya was well-placed on the goal-line to hack clear.Danny Wilson then muscled his way onto a Barrie McKay corner but his firm header was pushed away by Tomas Cerny.However, the Czech stopper was finally beaten six minutes before the break. James Tavernier’s cross from out on the right was deep and menacing and Miller made the most of it as he steered his header back across the goalkeeper and into the net.Yet Thistle should have gone in at the interval level after McKay’s misplaced pass put in Ryan Edwards, but the Australian’s low shot fizzed across goal.And they would rue that miss as Gers netted within nine minutes of the restart – and it was a thing of beauty.Cutting in from the right, Emerson Hyndman exchanged passes with Toral before making a fool out of Liam Lindsay with a dip of his shoulder as he drove into the box. The American could have shot himself from 10 yards out but unselfishly squared for his Spanish team-mate to finish off a sublime goal.Two fingertip saves from Cerny prevented Martyn Waghorn and Miller adding a third, while Jags substitute Kevin Nesbit came close to handing his side a life line after turning quickly in the box to shoot.Chris Erskine did at least test Wes Foderingham when he took aim from 18 yards out but none of his team-mates were able to take advantage of the rebound as the Rangers number one parried clear. Yet the Govan side initially looked in for a difficult afternoon.If Rangers’ failings under Mark Warburton were that the Englishman favoured possession over penetration, then the problem under new boss Caixinha is that precision often goes out the window in their effort to get the ball forward rapidly.The hosts’ hastiness, combined with Thistle’s pressing and work-rate, saw the opening half-hour descend into a chaotic scrap.The best Gers could manage in that time was a couple of Myles Beerman efforts which were both deflected wide.last_img read more

first_imgShare This!You’re going on vacation to Walt Disney World! The only problem? You’re not sure which attractions are right for you and your kiddos and you have questions. Which attractions are too intense for little ones? What rides do I really need a FastPass+ reservation for? What’s the disability access like for certain attractions? We’re answering all those questions and more in our Everything You Need to Know attraction series with today’s focus on It’s Tough to Be a Bug at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.What is It’s Tough to Be a Bug?It’s Tough to Be a Bug is a 3-D/multi-sensory show starring Flik from Disney Pixar’s film A Bug’s Life. Through the use of a 3-D screen, audio-animatronics, and effects, Flik and other bugs attempt to demonstrate the importance of bugs, but also that it’s really tough to be one!Where is It’s Tough to Be a Bug?©DisneyIt’s Tough to Be a Bug is located inside the base of the Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.What is the History of It’s Tough to Be a Bug?When creating Disney’s Animal Kingdom, there was an idea to place an attraction inside the Tree of Life, the park’s icon. It was decided a show would be produced based off of Disney Pixar’s A Bug’s Life which had yet to be released in theaters.It’s Tough to Be a Bug and Disney’s Animal Kingdom park opened April 22, 1998 while “A Bug’s Life” wasn’t released in theaters until November 25, 1998. Fun Fact: Andrew Stanton, the director of Finding Nemo, voiced Hopper in the attraction in the place of Kevin Spacey.Disney California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort received it’s own It’s Tough to Be a Bug as part of its A Bug’s Land. However, the attraction closed in 2018 with the rest of the land to make way for the park’s Marvel-themed expansion.What Do You Need to Know About the Queue for It’s Tough to Be a Bug?(c) DisneyI personally love this queue and consider it one of Disney World’s best! Guests enter the queue from the bustling pathway around Discovery Island which then takes them to the base of the Tree of Life.As guests follow the winding paths, they begin to feel small in comparison to the giant carved tree and its roots. It’s almost as if they’re the size of bugs? Guests eventually enter the base of the Tree of Life and into a holding room which looks like a tunnel dug by bugs! There’s even little mushrooms growing out of the walls serving as lights; and yes, even a giant dung ball. Here guests are given their 3-D bug glasses to become “honorary bugs.”Throughout the trek to the Tree of Life, guests are treated to close-up views of the tree’s breathtaking animal carvings. Photographers will especially enjoy the perspective it supplies. There are also posters scattered throughout showcasing the different bug acts from the show. My favorites, however, are the posters of well-known shows but with an insect twist, such as Web Side Story and My Fair Ladybug!What is the Theater Like for It’s Tough to Be a Bug?(c) DisneyLike most Disney Park theaters, the theater for It’s Tough to Be a Bug accommodates a lot of guests and every seat offers a view of the stage and screen. The theater itself is especially cool in that it looks like an underground cavern constructed by bugs!I should mention that this 3-D theater is unique in that the theater seats include effects which make guests feel like bugs are crawling behind them and under them!What Do You Need to Know About the It’s Tough to Be a Bug Experience?The show begins with Flik welcoming guests as honorary bugs to learn how tough it is to actually be a bug. Different bug acts take the stage, such as a tarantula which throws quills and a termite that sprays acid at the audience. An audio-animatronic Hopper soon makes an appearance, but with intentions to really teach humans a lesson. A can of bug spray sprays the audience and the theater goes dark. Guests feel poking sensations from the back of the seats to simulate the movement of bugs. Black widow spiders then descend from the ceiling.Hopper is scared off thanks to a chameleon, and the show comes to an end with a musical number by several bugs. Right before guests stand to leave, an effect simulates the feeling of movement under foot which are also meant to be bugs leaving the theater.It’s Tough to Be a Bug is intended to be humorous; and for a few guests, it succeeds. But for most guests, not so much. The problem is the show highlights the creepy crawliness of bugs and their scarier aspects instead of their endearing ones. Coupled with 3-D, darkness, and sensory effects, this show can be incredibly scary and upsetting for kids and adults!The show spans about 9 minutes.What Do You Need to Know About Accessibility for It’s Tough to Be a Bug?Guests may remain in a wheelchair to experience It’s Tough to Be a Bug. Due to the nature of this attraction, guests with service animals should check with a Cast Member at the attraction for boarding information.What Do You Need to Know About the Health and Safety Advisories for It’s Tough to Be a Bug?Since It’s Tough to Be a Bug is a show, there are no height requirements or safety warnings. With that being said, guests should be aware of the intense sensory experiences, the simulated movement of bugs under guests’ feet and behind their back, as well as moments of darkness, fog, 3-D effects, and loud sounds. It’s by no means a relaxing experience. Be sure to know what the kids and members in your group can handle before experiencing It’s Tough to Be a Bug.What are the Height Restrictions for It’s Tough to Be a Bug?There are no height restrictions for It’s Tough to Be a Bug.What Do You Need to Know About FastPass+ for It’s Tough to Be a Bug?It’s Tough to Be a Bug offers FastPass+ reservations. Although, using FastPass+ for most shows at Walt Disney World is often a waste. Most of the time, the only waiting required for a show is waiting for the next show to start as Disney Park theaters accommodate large crowds and offer multiple showings throughout the day.So save those FastPass+ reservations for a ride and check out It’s Tough to Be a Bug when you need to fill time.Does Weather Affect It’s Tough to Be a BugThis attraction is indoors and out of the elements so weather shouldn’t be an issue. Unless the queue is extended outside of the building, guests waiting to ride will be out in the weather as well.What’s the Best Time of Day to Experience It’s Tough to Be a Bug?It’s Tough to Be a Bug is rarely crowded even on the busiest days. Go in the morning after Kilimanjaro Safaris, Kali River Rapids, Expedition Everest, and DINOSAUR.This chart shows you roughly how long you’ll wait for It’s Tough to Be a Bug! when you visit on a day with a given Disney’s Animal Kingdom Crowd Level. The blue bars represent the average “peak” wait time (that is, how long the line will be at its busiest). The bottom and top black lines represent the range of peak wait times to expect (for you fellow nerds out there: it’s the 5th percentile and 95th percentile of peak wait times). Please note that these are estimates, and for a better forecast for your travel dates, see It’s Tough to Be a Bug! Wait Times.Did I answer all of your questions about It’s Tough to Be a Bug? Is this attraction at the top of your family’s vacation to-do list? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

first_imgOriginally posted on the Reach West Blog. Then comes the part where you train to be a professional musician, receive a degree in Vocal Performance & Education, and then find out you have to actually be good at it to make a living. Where after a few years of substitute teaching, you land a part-time job at the Hard Rock Cafe, where you get to look and act however you want — to embody a rock and roller — and then you find out how good you are at training, and run with it. Eventually you become a leading training and development expert, having worked with some of the world’s largest brands, eventually writing an acclaimed workplace book titled Culture That Rocks.This week, Reach West Radio host Kevin W. Grossman has a special episode from the SHRM Talent Management Conference & Exposition featuring Jim Knight, a leading training and development expert, author and sought-after keynote speaker. Listen below.last_img read more

first_imgToday, Box announced a tablet-optimized Android app, a PlayBook app (the company’s first native app for any BlackBerry platform) and a new HTML5 mobile site. The Android version replaces the company’s existing Android app and will work with both smartphones and tablets, optimizing the view depending on the device.More interesting than the actual app announcements, Box CEO Aaron Levie revealed that the company has seen a 600% increase in enterprise sales regarding mobile. And yes, that’s specifically enterprise sales, not overall sales. For example, Proctor and Gamble just became a Box customer based largely on the company’s mobile support.Screenshot of the Box app on an Android tablet.We’ve seen an explosion of enterprise mobile applications, especially tablet apps (as we’ve documented here on an at least weekly basis). But it hasn’t been clear to what degree enterprises are actually demanding and taking advantage of these apps. Box’s experience indicates that enterprises are indeed looking for these solutions.In the past, I’ve wondered how Box would stand out in the market. Among large enterprises, SharePoint already has a huge marketshare, and companies like Newsgator and Harmon.ie are making it more palatable to end users. Now that you can upload any file format to Google Docs, Google Apps is shoring up a lot of the mid-market, and Dropbox and Google Docs have become the de facto standards for document sharing and collaboration between individual professionals. So where would Box, and its competitors like Huddle, fit into this (especially with Apple iCloud now on the scene)?Box seems to have solved by building niche with its mobile support (the company received a leading position in the Forrester Wave on mobile collaboration) and possibly also through its integrations with Google Docs, SharePoint and various ECM systems. Box is now positioning itself as a way to glue together Google Docs and ECM systems and as a way to take documents mobile while maintaining enterprise security (thanks in part to its partnership with VMware).Disclosure: VMware is a ReadWriteWeb sponsor Related Posts Tags:#enterprise#mobile 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now IT + Project Management: A Love Affaircenter_img klint finley Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

first_imgTamim Iqbal scored 95 to steer Bangladesh’s largest successful run chase in one-day international cricket as they beat Scotland by six wickets to keep alive their quarterfinal chances at the World Cup.Scotland set Bangladesh 319 to win Thursday after posting 318 for 8, an innings built around a record-breaking 156 of opener Kyle Coetzer. Iqbal’s innings of 95 from 100 balls, which was the highest by a Bangladesh batsman in a World Cup match, and his partnership of 139 with Mohammad Mahmudullah (62) established the strong pace that was necessary for Bangladesh to achieve the target with 11 balls to spare.Iqbal was out in the 32nd over when Bangladesh were 201 for 3, leaving a lot of work still to do, but he had cleared the way: Bangladesh were 191 for 2 after 30 overs where Scotland had been 152 for 3. Mushfiqur Rahim then spurred the Bangladesh chase, which was the second-highest successful run chase in World Cup history, scoring 60 from 42 balls.Bangladesh were a batsman down after regular opener Anamul Haque dislocated a shoulder while fielding and that made a solid and fast-paced start essential if it was to run down Scotland’s demanding total. When Rahim was out, with 72 runs still required, Shakib Al Hasan made an unbeaten 52 and Sabbir Rahman added 42 in an unbroken stand for the fifth wicket to guide Bangladesh to their second win at the tournament.Bangladesh have now beaten Afghanistan and Scotland and shared points with Australia in a washed-out match to take five points and stake a strong claim for a place in the tournament quarterfinals. But it has tough matches remaining against England and New Zealand and may have to win one of those games to ensure their progress.advertisement”Our bowlers haven’t bowled well but the good thing is the batters got runs, especially with a big match (against England) coming up,” Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza said. “We still have two chances. We will try our level best against England, if not against New Zealand.”The Scottish squad was disheartened to have lost in a match in which it set so many team milestones.Coetzer compiled the first century for Scotland in a World Cup match and his 156 – his second ODI hundred – was the second-highest individual total for Scotland in all ODIs, and the highest score by a batsman from an associate – or second-tier – team in World Cup matches.He reached his century from 103 balls, eclipsing the previous-highest score for Scotland in a World Cup match which stood at 76. Scotland had confidence of defending their total to achieve their first-ever World Cup win but the Bangladesh run chase was too skilfully managed.”It’s very tough to take,” Scotland captain Preson Mommsen said. “We did a lot of things right today but unfortunately we couldn’t put the full package together.”Unfortunately, we just couldn’t create enough chances to get 10 wickets.”Coetzer swelled the Scotland total in partnerships of 78 for the third wicket with Matt Machan (35) and 139 for the fourth wicket with Mommsen (39). Scotland’s total was their third highest in ODIs, their highest against a top-tier nation, and marked only the third occasion they have surprassed 300.last_img read more