January 19

Bitter loss for Reggae Girlz at CAC Games

first_img PLAYING STRENGTHS Jamaica’s senior women’s football team lost 2-1 to Venezuela in their opening group stage encounter yesterday at the Central American and Caribbean Games, after missing two penalties in the late stages of the match. The Reggae Girlz took the lead in the 12th minute through a goal from Khadija Shaw, but the Central American side found the equaliser right after the break through a goal from forward Ysaura Viso. The Venezuelans went ahead through a 83rd-minute strike from substitute Deyna Castellanos but the Jamaicans missed two opportunities from the spot to salvage a positive result. The team will take on Costa Rico in their next game tomorrow at 4 p.m. Diver Yona Knight-Wisdom barely missed out on qualification to the men’s 1 metre springboard final, after placing ninth in the event with a score 329.85 points. Knight-Wisdom’s best dive came in the third round, where he scored 63 points. He will now turn his attention to the 3m springboard, his pet event, tomorrow at 2 p.m. Meanwhile, the women’s basketball team is looking to face their toughest competitor in the group stage when they take on Cuba today. Team manager Daisy Pedley believes that the team should fare well against our neighbours, despite the challenge posed. “Cuba is a very strong team, but we have a fairly strong team. We are going to play to our strengths because Cuba play a very fast game, but as long as we play our game, we should do well,” Pedley said. The team will take on hosts Colombia tomorrow before playing the Virgin Islands in their final group encounter on Sunday. “We should come out of the group in the top group. Virgin Islands is a very good team, but we should get the better of them. Colombia has come a long way, but again, we should do better,” Pedley said. The hockey team will also be in action today against Barbados at 4 p.m., Guatemala and Trinidad and Tobago are also drawn in Pool B. In squash, Bruce Burrowes will take on Rhett Cumberbatch of Barbados in men’s singles Round of 32 action at 9:15 a.m. Chris Binnie will also be in action as he takes on Colombia’s Miguel Rodriguez at 5:30 p.m. today.last_img read more

January 18

That Special Pension

first_imgIt is clear Hamilton Green is highly favoured by this APNU/AFC Administration. The reason for this was explained in one of its inaugural acts last May: President Granger bestowed the Order of Roraima (OR) on Green for his “long and outstanding involvement in the struggle for independence and for his role in providing public service for three generations.”Subsequent to stepping down as Mayor of Georgetown after 22 years, the 80-year-old Hamilton Green was again rewarded by the government with the Chairmanship of the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CHPA).Then, in one of the most startling announcements even to strong supporters, the government has placed a special “Hamilton Green Pension Bill 2016” on the Order Paper of the National Assembly to be given its first reading today.Green who was an MP for 12 years, is already receiving a pension prorated on his salary during those years, as it is for all other MPs. He also receives benefits as a former Mayor of Georgetown, in addition to special guards that were assigned by the City Council. The new pension would be “based on the salary paid to the Prime Minister, as though he actually earned the said salary, taking into consideration his record of service as a legislator.” It also provides for Green to receive all benefits provided for under the Former President (Benefits and Other Facilities) Act 2015.What this means is that the new pension for Green would be based on the salary of the incumbent Moses Nagamootoo, who earns $20,580,000 annually after the Cabinet gave themselves a 50% salary increase and the PM a $2 million increase in 2015. The PM’s monthly salary is now more than $1.7 million and the pension that he and now Hamilton Green would be receiving would be 7/8 of that or another $1.5 million monthly.In addition to this sum he would be serviced with chauffeurs, maids, cooks, etc, and two cars plus two first class tickets to any destination in the world. It is very clear that “somebody up there likes” Green.Not surprisingly Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo reacted with great indignation and called the proposal “duplicitous” in a climate when Public Servants are being told they cannot get their promised “significant raise” because of the “strained circumstances” into which the economy is plunging.He was joined by the Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA), which issued a particularly strong denunciation of the Bill it dubbed “obnoxious”.Seemingly providing a prelude to an answer to the Opposition Leader’s demand for an explication of exactly what Green had done for the special treatment, the GHRA noted: “”The Prime Minister Hamilton Green Pension Bill 2016 on the Order Paper is utterly shocking. His entire political career reflects the attributes that have kept Guyana ethnically polarized and, for this reason, securely anchored at the bottom of all Caribbean indicators of social and economic progress in the modern era. As a young and ruthless politician in the early 1960s his name figured prominently in the violence from which this society has still to recover.”Even the reasons offered for award of the OR could not explicitly refer to Green’s 22-year stint as Mayor of Georgetown since this “public service” only allowed the capital of the country to sink into slime and decrepitude.During his PNC years as Minister in several capacities, he was most famous for overseeing a Ministry of Health that permitted rats to gnaw at the toes of children in the GHPC. His Prime Ministership was only made possible when a prescient Forbes Burnham demoted him from being First Vice President and allowed Desmond Hoyle to become president at his death. Hoyte then expelled Green from the PNC.The award, and now the pension, could only refer to Green’s contribution during the riotous 1960s in the role to which the GHRA alluded.This pension must not be awarded.last_img read more

January 11

Joint taskforce formed to decide 18 or 16 KPL

first_imgThe first meeting which started at 9:30am local time (+3GMT) involved FKF officials, Fifa officials and all KPL club chairmen curiously among them, bosses from relegated Nakuru All Stars and Nairobi City Stars Robert Muthomi and Peter Jabuya as well as one from the extra-sides promoted by the federation Kakamega Homeboyz chair Cleophas Shimanyula.A joint statement signed by FKF president Sam Nyamweya and KPL chairman Ambrose Rachier said each side would be represented by three persons in meetings with the Fifa expert to unlock the impasse whose decision will be binding on both sides.“Arising from the deliberations, it was agreed FIFA will as soon as possible; make available a consultant who will hold meetings with the federation, KPL and all stakeholders before making recommendations.“In coming up with the recommendations, the consultant will look into the pros and cons of having an expanded league or otherwise, submissions of the federation and league administrators, contractual obligations and financial implications thereof,” the declaration stated.FKF will be represented by its Executive Committee top brass of Nyamweya, his deputy Robert Asembo and Doris Petra, the chairperson League and Competitions Committee with Rachier, Mathare United chairman Bob Munro and fellow KCB FC boss George Odhiambo holding brief for KPL.This nominal truce was arrived at during the second meeting where the chosen representatives sat down with the world body officials.South Africa’s veteran Fifa administrator, Ashford Mamelodi led the Fifa delegation alongside Robert Niemann and James Johnson that mediated Friday’s talks and gave direction .“I am confident that after the consultant comes, we will get a decision. He will look at all the possibilities of having or not having an expanded league, from contracts that are existing and the infrastructure that is there,” Mamelodi said.Mamelodi was part of world body officials who midwifed the Normalisation Process of Kenyan Football that culminated in joint elections of 2011 which brought Nyamweya to the helm of FKF as the country got out of two parallel opposing football bodies.It was during this process to streamline the country’s football that a 16-team top flight was adopted although open to expansion of 18 teams after three seasons following talks in Cairo when two competing leagues surfaced in 2006.FKF opened the current imbroglio last month when they declared the 2015 top-flight would feature 18 teams, elevating Shabana FC, Posta Rangers, Kakamega Homeboyz and Nakumatt FC with Nairobi City Stars and Top Fry Nakuru demoted to National Super League.After resistance from KPL, FKF further ordered all clubs featuring in the competition plus new boys to register with them on or before December 15 with KPL ordered to change into FKF Premier League or otherwise, the federation would seek another company to administer top flight on their behalf.At the centre of the standoff is control of huge finances by local standards remitted to KPL by title sponsors East Africa Breweries through their Tusker brand and broadcast partners SuperSport said by FKF to be Sh270m annually.The Government, notably through Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Culture and Arts Dr. Hassan Wario, maintained KPL was ‘here to stay’ and would resist any move to disband or wrest the top-flight out of their control. 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, December 18- The thorny issue on whether to expand the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) to 18 teams or retain the current 16 will now be decided by a joint task force of Football Kenya Federation and league management company following world body Fifa brokered talks on Friday.Two separate meetings between FKF, KPL Governing Council and three representatives from Fifa failed to reach a firm decision on the composition of next season’s top flight with the world governing body requested to second a consultant to unlock the impasse before the scheduled start of the competition in February.last_img read more

January 11

Fort St. John seeks feeback on snow removal

first_imgThey then stored the snow in the parking lanes and some on boulevards. The City says this meant two driving lanes were clear within 36 hours after the snow stopped falling. Now they will follow up with graders and and snow blowers to clear the parking lanes. What are your thoughts on this method? You can let the City know what you think on its Facebook page.- Advertisement –last_img

December 28

Rooney has more to offer and Championship big boys should be considered next

first_imgAnd all-time greats shouldn’t end up in China at the age of just 31. There must be other options.A return to Everton, the club where he started his career, has been mooted and it would be a fitting way to cap a glorious career if he went back to Goodison Park for a couple of years and helped them into the Champions League. Once a Blue, always a Blue, etc.And while it’s been made clear by Mourinho that Rooney is no longer a first choice at Old Trafford, on that stage he is competing with world class players such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Juan Mata and Henrikh Mkhitaryan for his place in the starting XI. At one of the top-flight’s lesser lights that would not be the case, and he could fill roles either up front or in a more withdrawn number 10 role.A move to a top six rival is perhaps as impossible as it is unlikely, and with no other current Premier League rival offering either guaranteed glory or the emotional pull of Everton, it may be he would prefer to look further afield.None among Europe’s heavyweight appear to be viable options – or appear to be interested, for that matter – but maybe there are challenges nearer home as yet unconsidered that would appeal?A quick glance at the Championship table shows Newcastle United leading the charge for an immediate Premier League return, with another ‘sleeping giant’, Leeds United, well placed to claim at least a play-off spot.A move to either would involve a significant pay cut, of course, but we’ve addressed that earlier in this article. But the potential rewards surely outweigh the need for an ever-burgeoning back account for a man who earns in excess of £13million a year at Manchester United and reportedly has a net worth of £103m.But the riches afforded to the man who proves to be the catalyst to re-establish Newcastle or Leeds as a Premier League force, and maybe, just maybe, helps them lift domestic silverware? Priceless. 3 3 Wayne Rooney deserves much better than to bow out of big-time football as little more than the latest name on the menu of the Premier League’s Chinese takeaways.Reports suggest his near 13-year Manchester United career could come to an end as early as the middle of next week (and hats off to the tabloid headline writers for their various versions of ‘Goodbye Rooney Tuesday’), with Jose Mourinho refusing to offer any guarantees as to the 31-year-old’s long-term future at the club and Chinese Super League clubs supposedly queuing up to throw money at him.But, at just 31, Rooney surely has more to offer. Much, much more probably. His powers may be waning, but not to that extent.If he moves to the Far East, his England career would be over – seven caps short of surpassing Peter Shilton’s record of 125 caps. It may be that it is anyway, or as near as damn it, but that would be the final nail in the international coffin.I realise the piles of cash being discussed (up to a staggering £1million a week if reports are correct) are absolutely eye-watering, but the Rooneys are never going to have to worry about paying the mortgage, are they? Wayne Rooney has much more to offer and there are better options than China for him 3 They are wealthy beyond the wildest of wild dreams of most childhood sweethearts who grew up in Croxteth and, although I’m certainly not privy to the inner workings of the Rooney household, with three young sons at their heels, I would imagine a move to a country as diverse and far removed from the UK as China would not have been high on their ‘to do’ list.So that would likely see him move abroad alone. And a lonely Wayne Rooney, in an unfamiliar setting with the obvious language barrier, does not sound like a recipe for success.Opinion has long been divided on Rooney’s place in the pantheon of English football, and it’s true his England career never reached the heights it promised when, during Euro 2004, the teenager helped his side reach the quarter-finals before he limped out through injury and Sven-Goran Eriksson’s side crashed out to Portugal on penalties.Since those heady days, his Three Lions career path has mirrored that of so many of his illustrious predecessors and peers – a mixture of glorious defeat and ignominious failure.But Sir Bobby Charlton is rightly regarded as one of England football’s all-time greats (he is one of only 11 Englishman to win the World Cup, of course) so, with Rooney having beaten both Sir Bobby’s long held goalscoring records, for club and country, he too deserves that status.last_img read more

December 27

New attack? Not if, but when

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesIn a new age of rapid and widespread ID checks, locked and bulletproof cockpit doors in airliners, armed pilots, tracking foreigners’ visas and monitoring Muslim and Arab communities, few expect a precise repeat of the plot that used airline hijackings to bring down big buildings. The unsettling reality of terrorism, however, is that it is always in search of new ways to accomplish mass death and destruction. And always in search of the weakest link. Authorities have disrupted a number of high-profile plots, including last month’s bombing scare on as many as 10 Britain-to-U.S. flights. The CIA has helped ensnare some 5,000 terror suspects around the world. And the government has imposed hundreds of security measures on foreign visitors and U.S. residents alike, from making travelers take off their shoes at airport checkpoints to eavesdropping on phone and e-mail conversations. But glaring gaps in the security net remain. Undercover inspectors testing the nation’s security system have repeatedly sneaked weapons through airport checkpoints, entered the country with fake identification and foiled detectors that catch the trace amounts of radiation in kitty litter and bananas, but not always nuclear materials. Air testers to sniff out biological agents are becoming obsolete. And not all port or airline cargo is rigorously inspected. WASHINGTON – The threat of terrorism against the United States remains chillingly lethal five years after 9-11, and officials predict another massive attack is not a matter of if – but when. Despite a government overhaul and more than $250 billion spent to bolster security on airlines, at borders and in seaports, few doubt al-Qaida’s intent to strike the U.S. again. That the nation hasn’t been hit since Sept. 11, 2001, might say as much about terrorists’ patience as it does about steps taken to stop them. “I know of nobody in the intelligence field who doesn’t believe there will be another attack,” said Thomas Kean, former New Jersey governor and Republican chairman of the 9-11 Commission that investigated the government’s security missteps leading up to the 2001 hijackings. “There’s going to be another attack,” Kean said. “They just can’t tell you when.” And, as Hurricane Katrina showed last year, disaster response systems at all levels of government are woefully unprepared for a catastrophe. “No matter what you do, it’s not enough,” said Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., co-chairwoman of a congressional 9-11 caucus. “But the systems we’ve worked hard on to put in place are not working.” Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, whose department was created in 2003 as a result of 9-11, points to strides made in sharing intelligence and screening passengers and cargo on flights and at seaports as proof that the country has been made safer without shutting down commerce. Yet he acknowledges more needs to be done in his agency that largely grapples with reacting to past crises while also thinking about what terrorists might try next. The intelligence community spends a significant amount of time doing what Chertoff described as “putting ourselves in the heads of terrorists – looking at emerging techniques and trying to figure out how terrorists might exploit our systems.” In one example, Chertoff said, the department last year relaxed its ban on scissors and small innocuous tools from being carried on planes to give inspectors more time to look for explosive devices. Screeners also are now being trained to interpret facial expressions and other behavioral patterns to pick out suspicious travelers. “We will live with some form of this problem for a very long time,” Chertoff said in an hourlong interview last month wedged between a phone call with British Home Secretary John Reid about the foiled flight plot and a meeting with FEMA director David Paulison about the hurricane season. Several government-appointed panels – including the 9-11 Commission – have concluded over the past five years that the nation was vastly unprepared for the deadly attacks. Their findings triggered a massive reshuffling of the government’s counterterror missions, the largest since the Defense Department was created in 1947. In addition to merging 22 agencies into the new Homeland Security Department, a new position of intelligence director to oversee the nation’s 16 spy agencies was established. Congress approved policies such as the USA Patriot Act, allowing more surveillance in counterterrorism investigations. Federal spending on domestic security programs has more than tripled since 2001, to $55 billion this year, almost equal to what is spent on education. The results have been mixed. Criticism for Homeland Security has run from sweeping (for cutting emergency-responder funding to New York and Washington) to nitpicky (the color-coded threat alert system is too vague to be meaningful). “Everything the department was supposed to do is still, at best, a work in progress,” said Clark Kent Evin, Homeland Security’s former inspector general. Meanwhile, the government’s once-greatest target in the War on Terror – Osama bin Laden – remains on the loose. Michael Scheuer, the former head of the now-defunct CIA unit dedicating to finding the al-Qaida leader, said catching him now is mostly a matter of luck. “He’s going to have to zig when we zag and we’ll end up in the same place at once,” Scheuer said. With or without bin Laden, authorities expect al-Qaida’s threat won’t dim in coming years. Some sympathizers – including small pockets of homegrown Islamic extremists already in the United States – might not even be directly linked to al-Qaida but aim to carry out its mission. Those who make up al-Qaida’s core will wait years, and even decades, for the chance to attack when America least expects it. “I’m convinced they’re prepared to wait centuries if they have to,” former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said. “They’re looking much longer-term than we are. So we have to match their patience with our persistence and our continued focus. We can never let our guard down.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

December 26

Grieving Irwin fans get memorial tickets

first_imgThousands lined up for tickets outside Irwin’s Australia Zoo. Some burst into tears after the tickets ran out. About 3,000 grieving fans, hundreds of whom camped on the street overnight, were rewarded with tickets to next week’s public memorial service for “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin. The free tickets were distributed Friday at three locations across Irwin’s home state of Queensland, Australia, and were snapped up within about 15 minutes. Melissa Power, a 34-year-old beautician, was at the front of the line in the state capital, Brisbane, and had tears in her eyes when she finally got her ticket. “It’s unbelievable,” she said. “I haven’t slept and am so overemotional – I’m looking so forward to it.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

December 25

Southampton vs Man City preview and confirmed teams – Silva in, De Bruyne out

first_img Man City have suffered back-to-back defeats to Crystal Palace and Leicester 2 Manchester City will be desperate to get back to winning ways when they face Southampton following two successive Premier League defeats.Their 2-1 loss at Leicester on Boxing Day condemned Pep Guardiola’s men to a third loss in four matches, after looking in imperious form before their match against Chelsea.But they are now third, behind Tottenham and leaders Liverpool. City won this fixture 2-1 last season 2 It is as many games as they had lost in the previous 70 matches in the league.Southampton will seek a response of their own having suffered a 2-1 defeat at home to West Ham, after winning Ralph Hasenhüttl’s first two matches in charge.The last time these two played at St Mary’s was on the final day of last season, when Gabriel Jesus scored in stoppage time to make City the first team in history to reach 100 points in a top-flight campaign. What the managers are sayingRalph Hasenhüttl (Southampton): “They can be (more dangerous). It’s not normal for Manchester City to lose two times in a row.”Pep Guardiola (Manchester City): “They (the players) are good. The response has been good, they have been training good as always.“We have belief, whether the situation is win or lose we have that. They are heroes for me. We need to analyse what we have done good and bad and more forward.”Team newsSaints make six changes to the West Ham game as Charlie Austin comes in for Danny Ings.Maya Yoshida, Yan Valery, Nathan Redmond and Stuart Armstrong also drop to the bench while Jannik Vestergaard is left out of the squad.Meanwhile, Jack Stephens, James Ward-Prowse, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Mohamed Elyounoussi return and 18-year-old Kayne Ramsay makes his debut.Pep Guardiola has made six changes to the team that lost to Leicester.Fabian Delph, Kevin de Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan are left out of the squad all together, while John Stones and Leroy Sane drop to the bench.In comes Vincent Kompany, David Silva, Fernandinho, Riyad Mahrez and Oleksandr Zinchenko.Confirmed line-upsSouthampton: McCarthy, Ramsey, Bednarek, Stephens, Targett, Romeu, Elyounoussi, Lemina, Hojbjerg, Ward-Prowse, AustinSubs: Yoshida, Long, Ings, Armstrong, Redmond, Gunn, ValeryManchester City: Ederson, Danilo, Kompany, Laporte, Zinchenko, Bernardo Silva, Fernandinho, David Silva, Mahrez, Aguero, SterlingSubs: Walker, Stones, Sane, Otamendi, Gabriel Jesus, Foden, Muriclast_img read more

December 22

Voodoo Venue Picture Special: Have you won the bubbles-filled prize?

first_imgVoodoo Venue, Donegal’s No 1 nightspot, provided another series of stellar nights out this weekend. At Voodoo, revellers have the opportunity of sampling the sounds of Voodoo Lounge, Voodoo Club and Voodoo Vintage, that diversity which caters for all ages is what ultimately makes Voodoo Venue so unique in the entertainment industry.Every week, Voodoo in conjunction with Donegal Daily are giving ONE lucky reader that has been pictured enjoying themselves a wonderful prize. This week Voodoo Venue are giving away TWO tickets to the HOUSE – Wine Bar & Tap Room Sparkling Wine Tasting Experience on Thursday 1st of Dec. Congratulations to the lucky winner who has been circled in purple!This event is the perfect way to kick off the party season in style, starting at 7.30pm. Guests will enjoy a selection sparkling wine samples and nibbles. There will also be live music to set the party atmosphere.Tickets for this Sparkling Wine Tasting Experience are on sale now for €20, and can be booked at House Bar today. There are limited spaces for this event, so get yours today.Simply contact Voodoo via their Facebook page to claim your prize NOW. Voodoo Venue Picture Special: Have you won the bubbles-filled prize? was last modified: November 28th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

December 21

Disneyland Crowd Calendar Report – April 24 to 30, 2016

first_imgDisney California Adventure3 Disney California Adventure6 (Click to view overall details for this day)Thursday, April 28, 2016 8 Disney California Adventure3 May 1 – 7, 2016 8 Disneyland Park6 (Click to view overall details for this day)Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Disneyland Resort Crowd Levels – Daily Breakdown WHAT WETHOUGHTWHAT WESAWANALYSIS 8 WHAT WETHOUGHTWHAT WESAWANALYSIS 9 Disneyland Park3 Wednesday brought extreme crowds at both parks relative to what usually see in late April. Mickey’s Fun Wheel – Swinging averaged 30 minutes, the highest average that we will likely see all summer. At Disneyland Park we saw Mickey’s House, Mr Toad’s Wild Ride and Pirates of the Caribbean hit crowd level ’10’s on their respective attraction level scales. WHAT WETHOUGHTWHAT WESAWANALYSIS 5 Disney California Adventure3 9 Disneyland Park3 Disney California Adventure8 (Click to view overall details for this day)Monday, April 25, 2016 WHAT WETHOUGHTWHAT WESAWANALYSIS WHAT WETHOUGHTWHAT WESAWANALYSIS What to Expect This Week Disneyland Park4 The Disneyland Crowd Calendar predicted an increase in wait times as we head into the weekend which is pretty typical for off season crowds. Disneyland Park hit the maximum level on our scale Friday which is anything but typical. Thirteen attractions hit a crowd level 10 including Gadget’s Go Coaster at 24 minutes and Autopia at 35.center_img A level ‘5’ at Disney California Adventure on a Tuesday in late April is within reason but a level ‘9’ at Disneyland Park is not. Especially for a day labelled as ‘Value’ for single day ticket guests. Ironically, some attractions during the ‘Regular’ season on the weekend had shorter lines. On Tuesday, Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin averaged 40 minutes, a clear level ’10’ on our scale. 7 Disneyland Park8 WHAT WETHOUGHTWHAT WESAWANALYSIS Sunday was the only day last week where Disneyland Resort crowd levels matched what we see historically during the last week in April. Wait times were the highest of the week although there was virtually no dip in wait times during the week despite schools being in session and no holidays on the calendar. Disney California Adventure3 8 Disneyland Park3 After a remarkable April it looks like May crowd levels might be a little more reasonable although still above historical averages. May is typically a great time to visit the Disneyland Resort with the warm weather and moderate crowds but if 2016 continues to break records, it will be important to stick to the touring plan and re-optimize often to take advantage of live updates to wait times in the parks.To see Disneyland Resort Crowd predictions for the days of your vacation, check the Crowd Calendar.To get details about our predictions of future crowds or details about crowds in the past check out the Crowd Calendar and select “Jump to Date” on the left margin. Disney California Adventure8 WHAT WETHOUGHTWHAT WESAWANALYSIS Disneyland Park6 8 More extreme wait times at Disneyland Park on Thursday. Nine attractions hit a crowd level ’10’ when normally that number would be zero this time of year. Dumbo averaged 32 minutes as did Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage. Mickey’s House averaged 34 minutes, Mr Toad’s Wild Ride 26 minutes, Peter Pan’s Flight 45 and Star Tours 44 minutes. (Click to view overall details for this day)Friday, April 29, 2016 9 Share This!How Crowded Was Disneyland Resort Last Week?Last week, Disneyland crowds during the week continue to be much higher than history would suggest for the last week in April. Since 2012, no park has hit a crowd level above a ‘6’ during the final week of April and most years the average crowd level is ‘4’. This year is different for some reason that remains a mystery. From our observations in the parks it feels like staffing may be contributing to the longer lines. Restaurants seem unprepared for the influx of lunchtime guests and rides seem to be operating at less than capacity. Staffing does not fully explain the increase in wait times during the week however. The ‘value’ pricing for tickets during the week may be a factor as well.Let’s look at how the crowd levels stacked up each day last week on the TouringPlans.com Disneyland Resort Crowd Report: 10 (Click to view overall details for this day)Saturday, April 30, 2016 In the previous five years no park has hit a crowd level above a ‘5’ on the last Monday in April. On the last Monday in April 2013, both Disneyland parks were a level ‘1’. This year, as has been the case with much of 2016, crowd levels are much higher. 6 9 Another crowd level ’10’ for Disneyland on Saturday thanks to average wait times like 48 minutes at Alice in Wonderland and 41 at Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. Disney California Adventure was busy as well with wait time averages like 30 minutes at California Screamin’ and 99 minutes at Radiator Springs Racers. (Click to view overall details for this day)Sunday, April 24, 2016 10 (Click to view overall details for this day)Tuesday, April 26, 2016last_img read more