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Disney+ streaming service unveils price, November launch date

Disney+ streaming service unveils price, November launch date

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To paraphrase a certain Agrabah magic carpet user, Disney+ is ready to show you a whole new world of streaming.
Disney CEO Bob Iger and other executives unveiled new details about the upcoming streaming service during an investor presentation Thursday, teasing a mix of Disney archival classics and new original content. The service will launch Nov. 12, with subscriptions available for $6.99 a month or $69.99 a year, making it the exclusive streaming home of franchises like Star Wars , Pixar, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Simpsons , and more. Image zoom Lucasfilm; Marvel; Disney
The studio first announced back in 2017 that it would be ending licensing deals with streamers like Netflix and launching its own branded streaming service. Now titled Disney+, the service will give subscribers exclusive, ad-free access to highlights from the Disney vault, as well as original films and TV shows that won’t be available anywhere else. It’ll also be the exclusive streaming home of Disney theatrical releases, starting with Captain Marvel , which will be available to stream when the service launches.
Subscribers will be able to download and stream content offline, as well as customize parental control settings and set up individual profiles for family members. (Users can also pick their own avatars, based on characters from the Disney library.)
Animated classics including Snow White , Cinderella , Aladdin , Beauty and the Beast , Moana , and The Little Mermaid will all be available to stream when Disney+ launches, and Pixar’s entire library (including its shorts) will be available within the year. Thrilled to share a first look at Disney+ with you! pic.twitter.com/iiqjFjaNra
— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) April 11, 2019
Disney is developing many of the new TV shows and films based on some of the studio’s most beloved brands, including Star Wars , Pixar, and Marvel. Several shows from a galaxy far, far away are already in the works, most notably the eight-episode series The Mandalorian , Star Wars ’ first live-action TV show. Iron Man and The Jungle Book director Jon Favreau is spearheading that one, which will follow a bounty hunter played by Game of Thrones alum Pedro Pascal as he explores the outer reaches of the galaxy, set after the events of The Return of the Jedi . (Expect more details Sunday, during The Mandalorian ’s panel presentation at Star Wars Celebration .)
Elsewhere in the Star Wars universe, Disney+ is launching a series in 2021 about Diego Luna’s Rogue One character, Cassian Andor , with Alan Tudyk reprising his role as the voice of the droid K2-SO. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy teased it as “a thrilling spy series set in the Star Wars universe,” and she also promised that there are “several more live-action series in development.” (The beloved animated Star Wars series The Clone Wars is getting resurrected for 12 new episodes as well.)
The Mandalorian will be available to start streaming when Disney+ launches, and all Star Wars movies will be available to stream within the first year.
Disney will also be launching a bunch of limited-series TV shows based on the Marvel Cinematic Universe: There’s WandaVision , starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany; The Falcon and the Winter Soldier , starring Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan; and a Loki show with Tom Hiddleston . Also in the works is an animated show called What If , based on the Marvel Comics series of the same name, exploring alternate timelines and universes in the Marvel world. (Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige teased that one episode will explore what might have happened if Peggy Carter was the one to become a super soldier, instead of Steve Rogers.) And just yesterday, the news broke that Disney+ is also developing a Hawkeye series with Jeremy Renner , centering on his mentor relationship with fellow archer Kate Bishop.
Feige added that these Marvel series will focus on “major plotlines” and have “ramifications” for the rest of the MCU, especially after the events of the upcoming Avengers: Endgame . “A post- Endgame MCU will be extremely different and extremely focused on Disney+ tying into our future movies,” he said.
Also in the works are live-action films based on animated classics (like Lady and the Tramp , starring Tessa Thompson and Justin Theroux), as well as new series developed from films such as Monsters Inc. and High School Musical . There’s also some National Geographic content coming down the pipeline, including a series called The World According to Jeff Goldblum .
Plus, Disney+ will be home to more than 5,000 episodes of Disney Channel series (including shows like Lizzie McGuire , Kim Possible , and That’s So Raven ) and 100 Disney Channel Original Movies.
The Disney+ news comes just weeks after Disney completed its acquisition of 21st Century Fox, and the streaming service closed out its presentation by announcing that a Fox staple, The Simpsons , will be coming to Disney+. All 30 seasons of the long-running animated show will be available to stream, as soon as the service launches.

This fiber mascara with 5,000 reviews makes it look like we have fake eyelashes

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READ MORE Somewhere between seasons 10 and 15 of “The Bachelor,” fake eyelashes graduated from Halloween costume accessory to makeup bag staple.
Reportedly, though, they’ve been around since 1899, when women were sewing them on with needles . These days, we don’t have to go to such lengths: It’s just faux hair and glue.
I’ve never worn fake eyelashes, because personally, I like a more natural look. Still, sometimes I dream of my lashes looking as dramatic as they did when I was a kid — too young to appreciate them. Since that dream hasn’t come true with drugstore mascaras, I recently decided to try Amazon’s best-selling fiber lash mascara .
It boasts more than 5,000 reviews online Katie Jackson Until a few weeks ago, I’d never heard of Mia Adora. Not only is the 3D Fiber Lash Mascara by Mia Adora Amazon’s best-selling fiber lash mascara, it’s also Amazon’s seventh best-selling mascara overall.
3D Fiber Lash Mascara by Mia Adora, $20, Amazon
3D Fiber Lash Mascara by Mia Adora $19.96 Amazon The $20 product makes a pretty bold claim: to “build lashes by up to 300%.” It’s easy to be skeptical, until you read the more than 5,000 reviews behind the four-star rating.
The mascara is hypoallergenic Katie Jackson What’s the difference between an amazing $7 drug store mascara and a $20 3D fiber lash mascara? For starters, this one is an entire kit . The cute satin-lined box contains a tube of magnifying gel, a tube of fibers and an eyelash comb. The nontoxic, paraben-free magnifying gel is made of beeswax. The fibers are natural green tea microfibers. Both the gel and the fibers are hypoallergenic. I’ve accidentally gotten a few fibers in my eyes without noticing any redness or irritation.
The process can seem cumbersome, but it’s worth it Mia Adora Probably the most important contents in the kit are the instructions, since it’s a three-step process. First, you apply one coat of gel, followed by a coat of fibers and, finally, another coat of gel to seal them.
I wouldn’t advise trying it in the car. I know, we’ve all been there, but applying this mascara requires time — about 45 to 60 strokes total per eye, plus the 20 seconds of drying time in between coats — and attention.
The only place I put it on is in the bathroom, at home. Most reviewers recommend practicing the application for best results. Even if you’re a makeup artist or the lash whisperer, it’s impossible to not get clumps of fibers caught in your lashes. But that’s where the eyelash comb comes in handy.
Warning, though, eyelashes often fall off while declumping. I probably lose a few eyelashes every other time I wear this mascara (about twice a week).
The results are eye-opening Here’s how my lashes look before and after applying the mascara. Katie Jackson I wear it only once or twice a week, but seeing my finished lashes feels like how I feel when I first see my hair after a blowout. I’ve probably never achieved the 300% bigger/longer/thicker lashes Mia Adora mentions. But that might be because I complete the mascara application process only once. Some reviewers repeat the process up to five times!
Sometimes my lashes, with the help of the fibers, brush against my brows. I never get that kind of length with a normal mascara. While many reviews mention the fibers falling off or being messy, mine stay on pretty well throughout an eight-hour day. As a precaution, every hour or so, I run my fingers above my eyelids and below my eyes to pick up any stray fibers.
Not perfect, but pretty (literally) close Katie Jackson This mascara doesn’t look perfectly curled and uniform like the fake lashes my friend Jenni wears. But my mascara doesn’t need to bring all the boys to the yard. I just want it to bring back the look I rocked as an 8-year-old with full eyelashes. I haven’t been able to achieve the look with drugstore mascaras. Fortunately, though, I’ve discovered the magic of 3D Fiber Lash Mascara by Mia Adora . If you need me, I’ll be in the bathroom with a wand in my hand.
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Graff Unveils World’s Largest Square Emerald Cut Diamond At 302.37 Carats

Share to twitter Share to linkedin Luxury jeweler, Graff, has unveiled its latest, and perhaps its greatest, big diamond creation, the “Graff Lesedi La Rona,” a 302.37-carat D-color, high-clarity stone that is being lauded as the world’s largest square emerald cut diamond. The London-based company also says it is the “largest highest clarity, highest color diamond ever graded by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).” The Graff Lesedi La Rona, world’s largest square emerald cut diamond Donald Woodrow
Laurence Graff, the prestigious diamond dealer and founder of the eponymous international luxury jewelry brand known for its gem-centric high jewels, who has cut and polished the majority of the 20 largest diamonds discovered this century seemed humbled by his latest creation.
“My love affair with diamonds is life-long and crafting the Graff Lesedi La Rona has been an honor. This diamond, our diamond, is beyond words,” he said. “All our expertise, skill and accomplishment went into crafting this incredible diamond masterpiece, which is extraordinary in every way. The Graff Lesedi La Rona is an exceptional diamond with an exceptional cut and exceptional proportions, earning its place in history as the largest and finest of its kind in the world.” A model holds the 302.37 carat Graff Lesedi La Rona Ben Hassett
The gem’s D color grade (meaning colorless) is the highest end of the GIA color scale. It is rare for any diamond to achieve this, much less one of more than 300 carats. While Graff noted its high clarity, meaning that the diamond has few or no inclusions or blemishes, it did not reveal the GIA clarity grade.
It is the principal diamond cut and polished from the 1,109-carat Lesedi La Rona rough, which was purchased in 2017 by Laurence Graff. In addition to the main diamond, 66 “satellite” diamonds have been polished from the rough, ranging in size from under a carat to more than 26 carats. Each diamond is inscribed with “Graff, Lesedi La Rona” and its unique GIA number, and is accompanied with a certificate of authenticity from Graff and the GIA. Graff began alerting its clients in November 2018 that they can purchase jewels with stones from the rough gem .
The 1,109-carat rough diamond, about the size of a tennis ball, has had a brief but storied existence. It was discovered by Lucara Diamond Corp., a Canadian diamond mining company, in November 2015, at its Karowe mine in Botswana. It is the largest gem-quality diamond discovered in more than 100 years and the second-largest in history. Its size is exceeded only by the legendary 3,016.75-carat Cullinan Diamond, mined in South Africa in 1905, which produced nine major diamonds that are part of the British Crown Jewels. Laurence Graff examines the Lesedi La Rona rough diamond Donald Woodrow
“There is a huge amount of good fortune involved in unearthing a rough diamond of this extraordinary beauty and importance,” Laurence Graff said. “We had an immense duty to cut the very, very best diamond imaginable from this rough.”
The gem was given the name, Lesedi La Rona, which means “our light” in Botswana’s Tswana language.
Lucara Diamond Corp. originally tried to sell the Lesedi La Rona in a standalone public auction at Sotheby’s London on June, 2016. It was an unusual way to sell a rough diamond. Normally, rough diamonds are sold privately to diamond dealers who then cut and polished it into a finished gem. It created controversy among these dealers. One of those who criticized the sale was Laurence Graff . It had an estimate of more than $70 million. However, it failed to meet its reserve price as bidding stalled at $61 million . The Graff gemologists and master polishers spent 18 months analyzing, cutting and polishing the stone in order to reveal the 302.37-carat Graff Lesedi La Rona Donald Woodrow
In September 2017, Graff Diamonds announced that it had purchased the diamond for $53 million in a handshake deal between Graff and William Lamb, former president and CEO of Lucara. Once purchased, the diamond was moved to South Africa where Graff’s cutting and polishing processes are carried out.
Laurence Graff said he was confident the Lesedi La Rona would result in “sensational polished gems.” In May 2016, he purchased a 373-carat rough diamond that was believed to have come from the same rough stone. His experience with this gem gave him enough confidence to think he could predict what the Lesedi La Rona might produce.
Even with this experience the Lesedi La Rona presented a unique challenge for Graff’s gemologists. They had never analyzed a stone this large. In fact it was so large that it couldn’t be viewed with existing equipment. A scanner had to be custom built specifically for the Lesedi La Rona with new imaging software capable of probing its immense interior. Laurence Graff holds the Graff Lesedi La Rona Graff
With the new equipment, the gemologists were able to explore deep within the diamond and map out the maze of imperfections. They used this information to plot which cuts would yield the largest and highest clarity diamonds possible.
At first, the technical analysis of the Lesedi La Rona concluded that a 300-carat diamond wasn’t possible. However, Laurence Graff said he was convinced that this exceptionally rare weight could be achieved and challenged his staff to accomplish this.
After months of analysis, the plan for cutting and polishing the diamond was so precise there was no room for error. It took hundreds of hours just to polish the table facet, the largest facet at the top of the diamond.
By the time the final finessing of the diamond’s facets had taken place, more than 18 months had elapsed.
”Cutting a diamond of this size is an art form, the ultimate art of sculpture,” Laurence Graff said. “It is the riskiest form of art because you can never add and you can never cover up a mistake, you can only take away. You have to be careful and you have to be perfect.”
The GIA identified the Lesedi La Rona rough as part of an elite group of “super deep” diamonds formed three times deeper than most other diamonds. Rare emissaries of geological information, Graff donated fragments of the Lesedi La Rona to the Smithsonian Institute to help advance diamond research. Anthony DeMarco Contributor In a previous life I was an award-winning daily newspaper reporter who moved to business and trade magazines and who now specializes in high jewelry and watches for publ… Read More

Disney Releases New ‘The Lion King’ Trailer; Movie In Theaters July 19

06:00 AM KDKA-TV Morning News at 6AM 07:00 AM CBS This Morning 10:00 AM Let’s Make a Deal 11:00 AM The Price Is Right Disney Releases New ‘The Lion King’ Trailer; Movie In Theaters July 19 April 10, 2019 at 11:32 am Filed Under: Disney , Lion King , Movies
(CBS Local) — A new trailer for the live action Disney movie “The Lion King” was released Wednesday.
Although it’s not the first trailer released for the movie, in this trailer you can hear the characters talk.
The highly-anticipated Disney movie will be released in theaters this summer. The company has been releasing live action version of its classic animated movies — including Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast.
The live action movie Dumbo was released March 29 and Aladdin will be released May 24.
The Lion King will be in theaters on July 19.

Fire, water and astronomy: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture comes to life in the classroom | Opinion

School children should go out into the world with a respect for the first peoples of Australia and all they have achieved. M ost Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents, grandparents and great grandparents have a burning desire for their young people to learn in school about their cultures and achievements, and feel proud of them. They want Australian children, especially Indigenous children, to know that contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are strong, resilient, rich and diverse. They also want other Australia children to learn about our cultures, societies and history so that they go out into the world with a respect for the first peoples of Australia and everything they have achieved.
The history of humanity is less than 300,000 years old. Not only archaeological research but also genetic research has revealed a great deal about the spread of our species, homo homo sapiens, around the globe. As questions about the sustainability of human systems and natural environments become the key challenges globally, the realisation has dawned on environmental thinkers that Indigenous populations lived in parts of this continent for at least 65,000 years, adapting and innovating as they witnessed an Ice Age, the disappearance of the megafauna, the rising of the seas, the drying-up of the continent.
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The Aboriginal history of continuous occupation of this continent over more than 60 millennia represents a fifth of the total of human history and the evidence of it should be regarded as a world cultural and scientific treasure.
Because of the profoundly important discoveries such as those of Associate Prof Chris Clarkson and his fellow archaeologists, we know that human history on this continent began at least 60 millennia before Lieutenant Arthur Phillip and the First Fleet arrived. Moreover, because of the knowledge of human economic activity that Bruce Pascoe and Bill Gammage reveal in Dark Emu and The Biggest Estate on Earth, the impact of the hundreds of generations of the first peoples who lived here before the British came is critical to understanding the places where Australians live today. We know from their accounts, based on fascinating evidence, that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders produced food with unique agricultural and aquaculture methods, they created material culture and toolkits that were ingenious and appropriate to their lifestyles and environments, they managed the land through changes in climate and geography, including an ice age and significant sea level changes, and developed artistic and design traditions and legal, religious and social institutions of great subtlety and beauty. There were extensive trade routes that criss-crossed the country, some still used today. The evidence of this is all around us today, much of it still practised and preserved, and increasingly better understood. Books, films, documentaries, art exhibitions, cultural festivals, music, theatrical and dance performances, and the ongoing ceremonial and ritual activities have made this available to a global audience.
As questions about the sustainability of human systems and natural environments become the key challenges globally, the realisation has dawned on environmental thinkers that Indigenous populations lived in parts of this continent for at least 65,000 years, adapting and innovating as they witnessed an Ice Age, the disappearance of the megafauna, the rising of the seas, the drying-up of the continent.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people maintain knowledge traditions with their own philosophies and epistemologies that originated in ancient Australia. Many of these knowledge traditions continue today. They have been transmitted from generation to generation over thousands of years by knowledgeable people and taught throughout each person’s lifetime through experience living on country, learning about the world, the sacred origins of people and traditional estates, their responsibilities for management of the environment, fauna, flora and to the people of the land, and providing for the material needs of their families. The first Australians conveyed understandings of human nature and the natural world, environmental practices and traditions, medicine and healing, and much more, through their teaching systems and practices, sacred narratives, such as song series (or “songlines”), visual designs, rituals and ceremonies, storytelling and in knowledge used regularly in rich but subtle economic lifeways. These lifeways are both highly localised and also spread regionally according to customs.
It is astonishing how much has survived, however. As scientists and researchers have come into contact with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are knowledgeable about and practice these ancient traditions, often involving them in research projects, there has been more and more recognition of the verifiability of these traditions and greater respect for knowledgeable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who manage land and water. That Aboriginal societies maintained elaborate knowledge systems in ingenious ways is a matter of importance to researchers and academics who work in Australia now.
The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Curricula Project was commissioned by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, and it has enabled us to engage with an extraordinary group of experts and educators who have helped this idea come to life. We have worked hard to find the best teaching material to assist teachers in including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content in the classroom.
Focusing on Fire, Water and Astronomy, we provide units and resources as exemplars for primary and secondary school students including a discussion of how each of these units of work address the cross-curriculum priority and achievement standards. The method for selecting and developing topics for the exemplars was developed in collaboration with discipline experts from science, mathematics and other fields, teachers, and the project team.
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The project will have a dedicated website hosted by the University of Melbourne. The existing draft resources under the theme of astronomy presently hosted on a government website will be migrated . The 42 curricula resources developed in this project will span all subjects or learning areas from grade 3 to grade 10 in accordance with the achievement standards of the Australian curriculum.
We hope that this work inspires teachers and students to engage with the breadth of fascinating knowledge from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and gives all students an appreciation for the traditional owners of our country.
• Professor Marcia Langton AM is a descendant of the Iman people of Queensland. She holds the foundation chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne. She is a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, fellow of Trinity College, Melbourne, and honorary fellow of Emmanuel College at the University of Queensland
• Guardian Australia is proud to partner with IndigenousX to showcase the diversity of Indigenous peoples and opinions from around the country.
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