Disney Quarterly Profits Rise

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The recently released Walt Disney Company's quarterly profits exceeded the expectations of Wall Street, mostly thanks to the performance of their big budget movies like "Captain America," the rise in attendance of their theme parks all over the world, and merchandise sales of their movie related items, especially the animated hit "Frozen."

The company posted a net profit of $2.2 billion in the quarter, which was a 22 percent increase from their quarterly profit this time last year, which led to the increase in earnings per share, which rose to a record $1.28, which was higher than the $1.17 that was forecast. The increase in the company's quarterly profits led to an increase in their shares in after hours trading, rising from $86.75 after closing, to $86.90.

Bob Iger, the Chief Executive Officer, said that the company's earnings per share for the first three quarters of this year are higher than any full fiscal year in the company's history. He also stated that the company's strategy of building strong franchises and brands continues to create a great value across the company.

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It wasn't all good news for Disney, while the operating income from their media networks division was $2.3 billion, there was a 7 percent decline from last year, mostly due to a decrease from ESPN, which faced new competition last year from Fox Sports, the sale of ESPN UK, and the higher programming and production costs of the FIFA World Cup, and Major League Baseball.

The movie studio on the other hand did very well, with an operating income that jumped up to $411 million, thanks to the performance of their summer blockbusters "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," "Maleficent," and the video and digital sales from "Frozen."

The operating income of their theme parks also increased by 23 percent this year, and earned $848 million. The sales were mostly driven by an increase in the attendance and spending at their domestic parks. Since acquiring Lucas Films and the rights to the "Star Wars" franchise from George Lucas, they plan to create a greater "Star Wars" presence at their parks, and they are scheduled to announce more details next year.

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The operating income from their consumer products saw a rise of 25 percent in the fiscal quarter, and made $273 million, thanks to the licensing and sale of products from "Frozen," "Planes," "Spider-man," and the Disney Channel. The company also received an operating income of $29 million from their interactive gaming unit.

When asked if he feels that the company needs to acquire more companies to increase their scale, Iger said he feels that the company can continue to grow from the properties that they own, and that he was glad with what they have.

5 Board Games With The Most Beautiful Design

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Board games are quite entertaining both for children as well as adults for quite some time now. All such games do look similar but at the end comes down to its unique and beautiful designs. Here are some beautiful and attractive board games that come with modern twists.

3D Monopoly

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Big Apple goes three dimensional with this new and classic Monopoly game. The original design will still be more enchanting but the all new reinvented game or designs have different version. The new board game design has various cities from across the world and even has variations such as Star Wars Monopoly. The new design that is focused across New York City comes in an all new cool three dimensional pop-up effect to enchant gamers. The game has been designed by Charles Fazzino, made sure every element is appealing starting from the game pieces to the currency. Each and every aspect is specially designed to fit into Big Apple theme.

Guess Who?

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Here is another interesting and beautiful new board game influenced by Quentin Tarantino. Designer Joe Stone came up an all new classic Guess Who? The ‘Guess Who?’ game will excite every game with its new design and colorful theme. His movies have inspired many designer across the globe, here is a new twist as it is now being portrayed in board game. According to the designer every character and style in the game is being carefully shaped. The facial features such as the mouth size, eye color and nose size are actually functioned to suit the game, Guess Who?

Story

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This is another interesting and beautiful board game focused on photography. The graphic design based story is basically a board game that has been designed by Ninja Print. The game design is all about storytelling and photos. The photo editor for the game was all taken care by professional John Wennerberg. There is Polaroid, gorgeous new pieces that makes it marvelous to look at.

Queue

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This particular game was designed to have one edition, but seeing its unexpected success the makers came up with different idea next time. Queue which is also known by ‘Communist Monopoly’ is a huge success and was completely unexpected, it sold around 90,000 copies. Only one edition was planned and initially thought of as educational game. When so many copies in different versions were sold the makers came up with new strategy to recreate that old mood. The main idea was to create elaborate illustrations based on collage techniques; portraying photos of actual time that from communist era.

Sopravvissuti

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This is another popular board game that has beautiful designs down the line to attract both adults as well as kids. The geometric shapes and designs make it really interesting for any board game. There are opponents stranded on Desert Island following a plane crash, use initiative to survive and rescue them. The design is being created by Magiò Marco Agosta who is Milan based professional designer. Sopravvissuti is a real piece of beauty that will surely enchant you.

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MET-Rx Amino 3000 – a New Breakthrough in Fitness

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MET-Rx Amino 3000 is a special formula that contains three of the essential BCAAs or Branched Chained Amino Acids. They also contain other important amino acids that also aid your body’s performance. The MET-Rx Amino 3000 is supported with scientific results specially researched and formulated for a rigorous bodybuilding workout. Amino Acids are crucial in the production of the building blocks of protein in our body. This is very important because protein is the main element for our muscle tissues.

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Advantages

Conforming to popular fitness magazine http://jackedgorilla.com, MET-Rx Amino 3000 also contains calcium, carbohydrates, magnesium, BCAAs and amino acids and vitamin C supplements. This dietary supplement was created with the thought of helping athletes and body builders build more muscle and increasing their strength. By doing so, they will be able to increase their performance level and increase their workouts.

This formula can also help with the intra-workout and the post-workout recovery of the athletes. By aiding their body’s muscle recovery time, they will be able to increase their endurance and make sure that their training will be more intense and muscle building.

Another good advantage of this product is that it comes in easy to swallow “caplets”. It’s users have been reporting how easy it is to take and that the formula is indeed effective foe they already increased their muscle mass and pulled down their fat levels. MET-Rx Amino 3000 also claims that their formula can even increase stamina, improving the mental focus of the athlete and then lift up the mood of the user.

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Verdict

Almost all MET-Rx Amino 3000 users have given a positive feedback about the product. We have no idea why the product is not included in JG top 5 rating that can be found here: http://jackedgorilla.com/best-bcaa-amino. With their latest formula you can be assured of getting the necessary nutrients that your body needs in order of you to reach your muscle mass goal. With the easy to swallow caplets and its affordable price, I think you won’t go wrong if you choose MET-Rx Amino 3000.

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Defensive Tactics To Use In Paintball

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It might sound cliché, but in paintball, like every other sport, your best offense is having a good defense. Some people believe the best way to play is to charge your opponents, and take out as many players as you can, but the problem with that approach is you will also be taken out, even if you have a good paintball gun.

There are some common defensive tactics that players use in attempts to stay in the game, some of them work, and some are bad ideas. We will take a look at some of these techniques, and show you which ones work, and which don’t work.

Crowding the best vantage points is a tactic employed by the less experienced players, they stick together at a vantage point, or at in an area of the playing field, because they feel they will be able to defend better in a group. This is a terrible idea, because it allows your entire group to be taken out quickly, if you get surrounded by another group.

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It may seem harder at first, but your best tactic as a team is to split up into teams of three or four, and spread out around the map, because it will make it harder for your opponents to get all the players in your group if you are spread out, as opposed to sticking together.

Another important defensive tactic in paintball is to keep moving, a moving target is hard to kill, so try to keep moving at all times. If you are bunkered down in an area, try to take a couple of shots in one spot, then move to another spot and take some more shots. This confuses your opponents, who will be targeting the first position you shot from.

Retreating is not always a popular choice, but when it comes to defensive strategy; it is a necessity, because you essentially live to fight another day. If you find yourself cornered or in hostile territory, a quick retreat can save you from getting tagged, and allows you to regroup with your team, and come up with a new game plan.

Learning how to conceal yourself is a great way to defend your position without being seen, and can also be used to set an ambush on offense. Wearing camouflage gear when playing in the woods can help you remain unseen.

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Having good communication with your teammates is also important defensively, because teams that communicate well usually have a solid plan that they stick to with everyone playing their part, which makes them successful.

These are just a few defensive tips to get you started, there are plenty of other defensive tactics you can learn about to make you successful when you play paintball.

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