Standing in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland, where magical storybooks come alive, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse welcome visitors from all over the world. Combining classic favorites and exciting additions, Disneyland park is an essential part of a Southern California vacation. (Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland) Inspired by the classic Disney animated movie, “Alice in Wonderland,” the Mad Tea Party attraction at Disneyland Park re-creates the film’s madcap “unbirthday” sequence featuring the Mad Hatter and March Hare’s chaotic tea party. (Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland) An elephant greets riders on the Jungle Cruise boat ride at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) The glimmering exterior of The Collector’’s imposing fortress looms over the skyline at Disney California Adventure Park, where the new Guardians of the Galaxy–Mission: BREAKOUT! Debuted this … [Read more...] about Disneyland to put new limits on park visits for some annual passholders
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World Ireland Abortion Anti-Abortion The most restrictive abortion laws in Europe could be repealed on Friday, should a majority of Irish voters vote "yes" on the ballots of a referendum on the eighth amendment of the constitution. The amendment protects the "right to life of the unborn," giving it equal status to the rights of the mother and was introduced 35 years ago via a controversial referendum. Since then, the eighth amendment was the subject of a series of Supreme Court battles, a spin-off referendum in 1992 as well as being the reason why thousands of pregnant women and girls travel abroad every year—at least 10 every day, according to Amnesty International—to access abortion services in England that are banned with a maximum penalty of 14 years in prison in Ireland. The question of repealing the amendment has already been discussed in the country's Citizens Assembly, a consultative body made up of 100 randomly-selected … [Read more...] about Ireland Abortion Vote: Referendum on ‘Right to Life’ Is More Divisive than Same-Sex Marriage
A baby named Blu? Not in Italy. File photo: Olivier Morin/AFP Parents in Milan have been ordered to change their daughter's name after a judge objected to their decision to call her Blu. The child has gone by Blu – the Italian spelling of blue – for the 18 months since she was born, her parents told Il Giorno, but despite the name being entered on her birth certificate and passport they received a summons ordering them to appear in court this week to choose another. "If we don't show up on Thursday with an alternative, a judge will decide our daughter's name for us," father Luca told the northern newspaper. The court's objection isn't just a matter of taste: it is based on a presidential decree, issued in 2000, that states that "the name given to a child must correspond to their sex". "Given that this is a modern name based on the English word 'blue', and that it cannot be considered unequivocally attributable to a person of the female sex, the … [Read more...] about Italian parents forbidden to name their baby Blu
ASHBURN — Fish Smithson does not give a lot of thought to his name.His grandmother gave it to him when he was a year old, and he's carried it ever since, filling it out even on legal documents (he was rejected when he applied for his passport under the name, and is now is thinking about legally changing his given name, which is Anthony)."I mean, that's just who I am," he said. "I didn't think anything of it, and never asked why."It's a name that has stuck at Redskins Park, as Smithson went from undrafted safety to the active roster over the course of the 2017 season, a journey he's hoping to build on this year.Smithson was one of six veteran players invited to this weekend's rookie minicamp. Since Smithson played just 32 snaps in two games last season, he was eligible for the session."It’s not a punishment for them, it’s actually an opportunity," Redskins coach Jay Gruden said. "I think it’s a chance for him to just get some more reps and go through the … [Read more...] about Redskins’ Smithson hopes to catch attention for more than just his name
0 Have your say David Cameron used to send Sir Nick Clegg to tell Theresa May to "stop being so extreme on immigration" during the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government, a senior peer has claimed. Amid ongoing anger over the Windrush scandal, Lib Dem Lords leader Lord Newby, who was party chief whip in the Upper House during the coalition years, told The Yorkshire Post the ex-Prime Minister Mr Cameron asked his deputy Sir Nick to intervene on immigration "because he couldn't stop" Mrs May.His comments came after former civil service head Lord Kerslake said coalition ministers were so unhappy with the immigration policies brought in by Mrs May when she was home secretary they made comparisons with Nazi Germany.Windrush child and Leeds resident denied a passport is 'heartbroken' after missing daughter's wedding in AustraliaLabour has said Mrs May's "hostile environment" tightening of immigration rules in 2014 was directly responsible for Commonwealth citizens who … [Read more...] about EXCLUSIVE: Cameron used to send Clegg to tell Theresa May to stop being ‘so extreme on immigration’, senior peer claims amid Windrush anger.