Draft of Primary Health Care Renewal Policy for Cabinet

first_imgDraft of Primary Health Care Renewal Policy for Cabinet Health & WellnessMarch 17, 2014Written by: Douglas McIntosh Cabinet is to receive a draft of the proposed Primary Health Care Renewal Policy from the Ministry of Health, for its consideration.Health Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, says the policy aims to create a blueprint that will underpin the Government’s prioritization of primary health care development and delivery at community health centres.Speaking with JIS News after the official opening of the Brainerd Health Centre in St. Mary, on March 14, Dr. Ferguson said significant work has been undertaken by the Ministry to advance the policy’s development.The Minister said the policy is to ensure that the centres are outfitted with the requisite provisions for them to deliver adequate quality medical care, so persons will not have to seek those services at hospitals.This undertaking is consistent with the administration’s human capital development priority, focusing on development and strengthening of healthcare, and more efficient management of the health care system.Dr. Ferguson pointed out that work on the policy has included recommendations from stakeholder consultations.“We are now at a point where a Cabinet submission is being done, which represents, in some instances, some far-reaching changes (which we believe are) now acceptable to everyone,” he said.Meanwhile, Dr. Ferguson explained that the establishment of four Centres of Excellence islandwide is also indicative of the administration’s commitment to advancing primary health care.These centres are the Isaac Barrant Health Centre, St. Thomas; Santa Cruz Health Centre, St. Elizabeth; Claremont Health Centre, St. Ann; Darliston Health Centre, Westmoreland.“These Centres of Excellence (offer) the option of accessing primary health care. They will have ambulances, equipment to do basic diagnostic tests, and pharmacies,” Dr. Ferguson noted.The Brainerd Health Centre, which will serve residents of Brainerd, Sue River, and adjoining communities in St. Mary, was built at a cost of $13 million, with funding provided by the National Health Fund (NHF).It is one of 55 centres earmarked for improvement under the Ministry’s $300 million Health Sector Renewal Programme, also financed by the NHF.The project entailed refurbishment and expansion of the existing community centre, to accommodate the new facility. Work undertaken included construction of a roof and reinforced wall; upgrading of the sewage disposal system; installation of electrical and plumbing fixtures; and building a security perimeter fence. RelatedCancer Society Encourages Early Screening for Colon Cancer FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Draft of Primary Health Care Renewal Policy for CabinetJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Advertisementscenter_img Photo: Melroy Sterling Pupils of the Brainerd Basic School in St. Mary, perform a song during the official opening of the Brainerd Health Centre on March 14. Among those enjoying the performance is Health Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson (centre, background). Others (from left) are: Acting Parish Manager for the St. Mary Health Department, Matron Linda Sutherland-Hines; Councillor for the Richmond Division, St. Mary Parish Council, Richard Creary; Member of Parliament for South East St. Mary, where the school and health centre are located, Dr. Winston Green; and Chief Executive Officer, National Health Fund (NHF), Everton Anderson. RelatedRehabilitated Health Centre Opened in St. Mary Story HighlightsCabinet is to receive a draft of the proposed Primary Health Care Renewal Policy from the Ministry of Health, for its consideration. The policy aims to create a blueprint that will underpin the Government’s prioritization of primary health care development and delivery at community health centres.Dr. Ferguson pointed out that work on the policy has included recommendations from stakeholder consultations. RelatedMontego Bay Investment Project to Create 300 Jobslast_img read more

Lauren Kieffer Takes Horseware Indoor Eventing Challenge in Royal Debut

first_imgMore from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Horse Sport Enews SIGN UP Email* Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. The popular $20,000 Horseware Indoor Eventing Challenge rocked the house on Saturday night as competitors tackled a mix of delicate show jumping fences and challenging cross-country obstacles set by course designer Mark Phillips. Lauren Kieffer of Middleburg, VA, made her Royal Horse Show a winning one, riding Glendening Avis, a 13-year-old buckskin Canadian Sport Horse mare owned by Callie Evans, to victory.“I’m thrilled. The mare is just incredible; she tries her guts out,” said Kieffer, who was riding a borrowed mount that she rode for the first time on Friday. “It’s very rare that you hop on something and sync together so quickly. It was so much fun to do this on her, and I felt so in sync with her.“Brandon and Kendal certainly put the pressure on; I was hoping for a little bit more breathing room!” joked Kieffer following her indoor eventing debut. “The format is fun; it’s energetic. If it gets one person to leave here and go Google ‘eventing’ and get into it, then it did its purpose.”Finishing second was Toronto’s own Brandon McMechan riding Oscar’s Wild to a clear round in a time of 92.78 seconds to hold off third-placed Kendal Lehari of Uxbridge, ON, who was also clear riding Totally Frank in a time of 94.30 seconds.At the conclusion of the Horseware Indoor Eventing Challenge, World Championship and Pan American Games medalist Selena O’Hanlon of Kingston, ON, was presented with the Michael Gutowski Award, donated by Mr. Iain Gilmour, as the highest-ranked Canadian athlete on the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Eventing World Athlete Rankings.For more information on the Royal Horse Show, the marquee event of The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, please visit www.royalfair.org/horseshow.html. Tags: Selena O’Hanlon, Lauren Kieffer, Glendening Avis, Horseware Indoor Eventing Challenge, Brandon McMechan, Oscar’s Wild, 2018 Royal Horse Show, last_img read more

Legal Wales: New Supreme Court judge calls for institute of Welsh law

first_imgThe first Welsh Supreme Court judge has called for the creation of a new institute of Welsh Law.Sir David Lloyd Jones says the body is needed to help coordinate and consolidate the work of various academic and other institutions which are helping map an emergent body of Wales law. Pooling expertise would help avoid ‘reinventing the wheel’ every time new law develops, he said. Citing areas where Wales is already going its own way – such as in planning, social services and residential tenancies – Sir David said he expects the process of divergence from English law to accelerate under the 2017 Wales Act. That legislation devolves more responsibilities from Westminster to Cardiff.Lord Justice Lloyd Jones has been a judge on the Wales circuit and was appointed to the Court of Appeal in 2012. He was appointed to the Supreme Court in July, but has yet to take up the post.Speaking to the 2017 Legal Wales conference in Swansea this morning, the former Law Commission chair said the growing body of Wales law must be made readily available to the people of Wales. This is ‘essential’ to enable access to justice, and secure commercial certainty and economic prosperity, he added.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# David Lloyd JonesSource: Photoshot‘This will not be an easy undertaking,’ he conceded, while noting the ‘very satisfactory’ response to a Law Commission report which recommended that the Welsh government implement a programme of consolidation and codification. Last December counsel general for Wales Mick Antoniw announced a major programme to codify and publish a distinct body of Welsh law.’There is no shortage of initiatives or activities in relation to the study, teaching and propagation of the new Welsh law,’ Lloyd Jones said. ’It does seem to me that since so many different organisations and bodies are following very similar paths, what is needed now is a measure of coordination, in order to avoid duplication of effort, frustration, inefficiency and a waste of resources.’There are precedents for such coordination, said Lloyd Jones. He cited the Justice Wales Network, set up to enable justice agencies to share good practice in relation to language training and bilingual service provision.He added: ’Today I would like to propose a further initiative – the creation of an institute of Welsh law which could coordinate the efforts of so many different bodies in promoting the study and propagation of Welsh law. I realise different bodies have slightly different objectives –  the academic study of law obviously differs from the training of judges. ’But the initiatives these bodies are undertaking have far more in common with each other than divides them. It ought to be possible, for example, to share efforts in producing a manual for practitioners or judges in relation to residential tenancies, or the law relating to social care or planning law in Wales. ’It ought to be possible to disseminate a knowledge of Welsh law without reinventing the wheel on each occasion. Moreover, and this is vital, it should be possible to coordinate efforts without impinging on the independent functioning of these various bodies.’Lloyd Jones suggested the Welsh government could help efforts to set up such a body. Professional bodies, law schools and the Judicial College would be ‘ideal collaborators’, he added.last_img read more

Tipp face quarter-final route in Camogie championship

first_img“Group 1 & 2 have four teams in it and if you win Group 1 & 2 you’re straight through to the All Ireland semi-final and second in Group 1 & 2 are put into an open draw with 1st and 2nd of Group 3 into the All Ireland quarters.”“So I suppose the down side of that is we don’t have the opportunity to qualify straight for a semi but look I suppose overall we’re just delighted to have the draws.”“Its going to be really challenging I suppose because over a short period of time we’re going to have to try to get reacquainted with each other because we haven’t seen each other since mid March when we overcame Galway in the League semi-final.” Tipperary’s joint senior camogie captain says they’re happy to have avoided Kilkenny and Galway in their All-Ireland championship group.The draws were made on Thursday evening with Tipp in Group 3 alongside Clare and Dublin.Speaking to Tipp FM Sport, Cáit Devane said while they were glad to avoid last year’s finalists, there are drawbacks to their group as well.last_img read more

Killer’s photos bringing in leads

first_imgThe Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was flooded Wednesday with calls and e-mails after releasing the photos of more than 50 women who were photographed by a man now on Death Row for murdering two aspiring models in the 1980s. In the penalty phase of his trial, William Richard Bradford implied to his jury that he’d killed others. Now the challenge is tracking down the tips, including two from women claiming they were among the images that cold-case detectives publicized Tuesday and a single e-mail from an unidentified sender listing 12 names. The sheriff’s Web site alone had 25,000 hits since Tuesday. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPhotos: At LA County Jail, Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrates Christmas Mass with inmatesIn all, investigators hope the first round of leads will help identify 14 more of the women, though no lead has been verified yet, sheriff’s Sgt. Robert Taylor said. At least four have been recognized so far, including one murder victim. “I can’t say it’s for sure, but we’re working toward making some identifications,” Taylor said. Detectives are concerned that some of the women could have been victims of rape or murder between 1975 and 1984. The photographs belonged to Bradford, who is now on Death Row for killing two aspiring models in the early 1980s. Authorities say Bradford, now 60, posed as a freelance photographer and shot photos of women he met at bars and elsewhere. About 50 of his photos of women – many scantily clad and striking poses like amateur models – languished in an evidence room after being seized from Bradford’s home in 1984. Detectives rediscovered them last month while reviewing cold cases. One woman in the photos has since been identified as Donnalee Campbell Duhamel, a 31-year-old mother of two, whose decapitated body was found in a Malibu canyon in 1978. A sheriff’s official said the body was found a few days after the woman met Bradford at a bar. Bradford was never charged in that case. On Wednesday, Duhamel’s daughter questioned why it took so long but was relieved that authorities were investigating. “My mom just disappeared, and now she’s getting the attention I feel she deserves,” said Lisa Mora, 36, who was 7 when her mother vanished. Tracking down the remaining women won’t be easy. Investigators have received more than 100 calls since Tuesday. With Bradford known to have been in Illinois, Texas, Florida, Michigan, Oregon and elsewhere before California, there could be leads across the country. And even when given leads on names, investigators will have to do lengthy background checks and interviews to match the photos. “We’re trying to put it all together,” said sheriff’s Lt. Debra Lenhart. “We’re hopeful.” Bradford was convicted in 1987 of first-degree murder in the strangulations of Shari Miller, 21, whom he met in a bar, and Tracey Campbell, 15, a neighbor. Prosecutors said he lured them into accompanying him with promises to help them in modeling careers. Miller’s body was found in a West Los Angeles parking lot in July 1984, while Tracey’s decomposed body was found in August 1984 at a campsite in the high desert north of Los Angeles. It is unclear whether Bradford has an attorney. An attorney who represented him in the past, Robert R. Bryan, did not return a call seeking comment. Mora, who lives in the Los Angeles area, believes Duhamel had never met Bradford before she went missing and that her mother had a boyfriend at the time. “I’m really surprised and pretty shocked,” said Mora, who was raised by her grandmother after her mother’s death. “I still my miss my mom.”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

The Magic, The Memories, and Merch! JANUARY 2018 Photo Report of the Disney Outlet Store

first_imgShare This!Welcome to the latest edition of The Magic, The Memories, and Merch! the longest running monthly look at the Disney Outlet Stores in Orlando. Outlet Intern Julia Mascardo (when she’s not training for the Olympics) and I found a whole bunch of neat items this month including a $300 Food & Wine bag, the highly anticipated 2018 attraction poster calendar, and some stackable Star Wars meal sets you gotta see to believe.Ready to see what we else we found? Alright, let’s go!January means one thing at the Disney Outlet Stores, CHRISTMAS CLEARANCE. First up is the Countdown to Christmas Calendar. This advent calendar has 25 pieces of chocolate candy and our family makes a tradition of getting them for the kids every year before December. We buy them at the original $12.99 price, but at the Outlets they were only $1.99 each.Advent calendar. (photo by Julia Mascardo)–Light up Mickey ears headband with a “retro bulb” design were all reduced to $4.99.Ears.–These Christmas Tree cookie containers were filled with shortbread cookies and actually worked like a music box in that they would spin while music played. Look how cute some of those characters are: Robin Hood. Flower. Meeko. Just a fantastic design. I wanted to get some for Christmas presents when I saw them at the World of Disney store last year, but the original price of $35.99 was a bit steep. I liked the reduced price of $12.99, but all of the trees had dents in them so, so didn’t end up buying any.Shortbread cookie tree. (photo by Julia Mascardo)A three pack of Christmas Cocoa. Absolutely love the art on all three of them. Originally $12.99, now $5.99.Cocoa. (photo by Julia Mascardo)More Magic Kingdom 45th Anniversary merchandise made it this month, including this glass Christmas ornament. Originally $16.99, it was reduced to $4.99 and I bet a lot of them ended up broken when people opened up their suitcase upon returning home from vacation.Ornament (photo by Julia Mascardo)A Christmas ornament for the Happily Ever After nighttime spectacular. I believe these were released when the show made its debut at the Magic Kingdom last summer and are one of the few pieces of HEA merch to make it to the Outlets. Originally $14.99, these were reduced to $3.99.Ornament. (photo by Julia Mascardo)Hard to believe Disney goes through with the effort of making a Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party antenna topper, but here we are. Reduced to $1.99 each.Reinder topper. (photo by Julia Mascardo)I usually end up buying all these special Star Wars action figures once they go to the Outlets, no matter how goofy they start to get. This one features an R2-D2 like droid with gold, green, and white coloring. The droid has an arm extending from its head that is holding a piece of mistletoe with a red bow. Often time these Droid characters have “cute” names, like last year’s R2-B00 for Halloween, but “H17” probably just stand for Holiday 2017. Originally $12.99, now $8.99.Star Wars. (photo by Julia Mascardo)This Disney Holiday Dress seemed to very popular when it made its debut at the Dress Shop at the Marketplace Co-op in Disney Springs last year. It was deeply discounted here at the Outlets.Holiday dress. (photo by Julia Mascardo)Here’s the actual dress.Dress. (photo by Julia Mascardo)Incredible Clarabelle Cow shirt. Originally $29.99, reduced to just $3.99.Clarabelle. (photo by Julia Mascardo)At the gift shop at the American Adventure last year in EPCOT a whole bunch of “state” shirts showed up featuring Disney characters. Not all 50 states were being sold at the store, but a lot of them were and many ended up coming to the Outlet this month including Virginia, Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, and Massachusetts among them. Originally $29.99, this were reduced to $8.99 and I’m still waiting for my New Hampshire shirt Disney…..Pluto you dog, you. (photo by Julia Mascardo)Jasmine shirt. Originally $27.99, now $9.99.I really want to see that Aladdin musical on Broadway. Always a huge fan of the movie.Some Marvel t-shirts showed up this month. Possibly from the Superhero store at Disney Springs. Iron Man shirt on the left was originally $24.99, reduced to $9.99 while the Hawkeye shirt on the right was originally $39.95, now $14.99. $39.95 for THAT shirt. Can you imagine? (And that’s coming from a HUGE fan of Hawkeye!)Make Mine Marvel.Incredible Hulk shirt featuring artwork by – I believe – John Buscema. A long-time artist on the Hulk comic, Buscema is just one of the comic creators that is referenced in the queue for the Incredible Hulk Coaster at Universal). Shirt was originally $24.99, now $9.99.Hulk smash!Trying to imagine which possible timeline or episode of Black Mirror we would be living in where a person could justify spending the original price of $39.95 for this shirt featuring Loki. It has been reduced to $14.99.Loki.Hatbox Ghost t-shirt from what looks like the 28 and Main line of shirts. Originally $29.99, now $9.99. The Hatbox Ghost was the ORIGINAL animatronic at Disney in which the head came off the body, and certainly has a case of gimmick infringement on Little Mermaid’s Ursula and Pirate’s Auctioneer this week.Hatbox.Master Gracey “tombstone” t-shirt. Originally $34.99, now $14.99.Haunted Mansion t-shirt.Cute it’s a small world shirt for kids. Originally $21.99, now $9.99.iasw.I liked this monorail shirt too, but it kinda looks like that door is open at the front… (reduced to $9.99.)Monorail.Turns out, those Marvel shirts above were the “cheap” t-shirts as this 2017 Food & Wine offering was originally $49.99. It was reduced to $8.99. Maybe they pulled these out at like 9PM when you have a higher percentage of drunk inebriated World Showcase guests feeling wonderful.shirt. (photo by Julia Mascardo)Not to be outdone, here is a Food & Wine bag that was originally $308 and has been reduced to just-about-giving-them-away price of $149.99.Bag. (photo by Julia Mascardo)Yes, you may decide to place your food on top of a garbage can at Food & Wine, but you could have also bought a pack of these placements to make the meal feel a bit more classy. Originally $9.99, these were reduced to $1.99.Food and wine placemats. (photo by Julia Mascardo)Food and Wine Festival buttons.Buttons.A Food & Wine branded wine bag. Originally $16.99, now just $1.99. I’m starting to get the feeling Disney thinks Food & Wine guests have way too much money on their hands.Food and wine.Here are some Food & Wine shirts. Originally $29.99 each, now $8.99.Food & Wine.Like I wasn’t going to buy this. C’mon now, you know me better than that.Food & Wine.Buying a Figment Chef Hat is, of course, a ridiculous thing, so I only got one.Chef.Haunted Mansion fidget spinners are still $5.00, but the other Disney-related character ones are down to $3.99. The bottom fell out of the Disney fidget spinner market faster than you can spin one.Fidget spinner.Here we go. This is an annual tradition for Florida theme park bloggers as, for reasons known only to the Disney Outlet Store, they offer the annual Disney Attraction Poster Calendars at a discounted price while they are still being sold for full price at places like the World of Disney. This is the best calendar Disney puts out every single year and is a must buy.Disney Calendar.Here is the front of the calendar.Attraction Poster.And here is the back featuring posters for things from Disney parks across the globe including: Journey to the Center of the Earth, the Sky Way, Adventure Thru Inner Space, and the Country Bears Jingle Bell Jamboree. It’s awesome. You’ll also see a bag of Chip & Dale pretzels I got at the Outlet. These are not discounted and cost more than a bag of Rold Gold pretzels approximately 20 times the size.AWESOME.Here is the regular 2018 Disney calendar. Meh.Calendar.The Sorcerer Mickey 2017 antenna topper.Topper.2017 Disney Bus toy. I would buy a Disney Bus Driver action figure at any price. Especially if you pulled a string and he would just spout nonsense rumors.Originally $12.99.I haven’t seen one of these pens that have the multiple colors in a long time. I used to love them as a kid. They were reduced to $2.99.Pens.2017 Mickey tote.Mickey Tote.Several new Tsum Tsums this month including Doc Hudson from Cars. All were reduced to 99 cents.Doc Hudson.From the Star Wars prequels here are annoying Anakin Skywalker, Count Dooku, and Mace Windu.Star Wars.Here are four more Star Wars characters, all of whom I had to Google just to find out who they were.  Silver one on left is “2-1B,” which apparently is a surgical droid like the one who was helping treat Luke Skywalker on Hoth after the Wampa attack. The white droid next to it is “K-3PO” who was apparently in Empire Strikes Back as well. The blue one is “Aayla Secura”  and the last is  “Plo Kloon,” both of whom are jedi that were in Revenge of the Sith. I need a documentary on the guy who comes up with all these Star Wars character names. The story he must be able to tell.I can’t believe I bought all these.Read an interesting article on Star Wars toys having a major drop in sales over the last year, starting with Rogue One. One of the issues people seem to have is overall quality control. This character featuring “sergeant” Jyn (despite her never being a sergeant in the movie) was originally $24.99 and part of a more high-end action figure line. Unfortunately the sculpt of the face doesn’t exactly nail what the character looks like, something you definitely have to have at that price point. Figure was reduced to $6.99 at the Outlet.Star Wars.These Star Wars Stacking Meal Sets were so bonkers I almost bought one just to eat out of. Here are Yoda and Darth Vader. Originally $16.99, they were reduced to $6.99.Stackable.And here are BB-8 and a Storm Trooper. Forget the documentary on the guy who comes up with Star Wars character names, I want a documentary on all the merchandise that was so ridiculous or off-brand that Star Wars said “we can’t do this”.Star Wars.Speaking of things that should have been on the afore-mentioned documentary but instead are here for sale, check out this STAR WARS SNOWFLAKE PIN SET. Originally $29.99, now $14.99. When I was growing up, to establish someone was crazy in a movie like Se7en the police would discover notebooks filled with crazy notes and drawings. If I were to create a thriller and wanted to get over my killer was next level insane, I would just have him wearing pins like this in everyday life. The audience would be in right away, “Yes, we get it, this guy is crazy. That girl needs to RUN!” They can start engraving my Oscar for Best Original Screenplay right now.Dear Lord.We’re not even halfway through all the crazy bags this month, but here’s a Star Wars one that was originally $64.95, reduced to $19.99.  This is what we would call “busy.”Star Wars.This is a shirt that is like if Boba Fett ran his own gas station I guess. Originally $59.95, which is a perfectly sane price, and reduced to $19.99.Boba Fett would have voluntarily jumped into the Sarlacc Pit if he saw this shirt.Storm Trooper backpack. Originally $34.99, now $14.99.Backpack.Let’s get into some Disney Cruise Line merch! First up is this photo frame. Now most people shooting on their phone will shoot a photo in “portrait” while cameras usually deliver a “landscape” shot, but this is for those people who use a Polaroid from 1984 that gives a square photo. Originally  $24.99, now $7.99, and I will get one for my friend Captain Cruiseline if he builds me one of the new Metal Earth WDW Main Entrance Sign things (if you click on the link you’ll see some horrid Mickey and Minnie Metal Earth designs that will probably be at the Outlet in a couple months, but that Main Entrance Sign is what the kids call “lit af.”)DCL. (photo by Julia Mascardo)DCL photo magnet. Originally $9.99, now $2.99.DCL.This Disney Magic magnet may be one of the worst pictures I have ever taken at the Outlet. You have my full apologies. It has been reduced to $4.99.Magnet.Black and white Avengers coffee cup. Can’t imagine there being a large audience for this particular style. Originally $14.95, now $4.99.Avengers.Nice Magic Kingdom 45th Anniversary cup. Originally $14.99, now $4.99.45th. (photo by Julia Mascardo)How about that handle on this Thor: Ragnarok cup? How GREAT was that movie? And how exciting is it that the upcoming Black Panther is getting even better reviews?! As a comic book fan who had to watch a movie in which Batman pulled out a Bat Credit Card, you can’t imagine what this superhero film renaissance is like. It’s like the “Disney Decade” for Marvel fanboys like myself. This cup was originally $15.99, now $5.99.Thor!Rogue One coffee cup featuring the heroes and villains. Originally $14.99, now $5.99.Rogue One.As stunning as the actual Grand Californian hotel is, this coffee cup doesn’t really do it justice. Originally $13.99, now $5.99.Grand Californian.Is it me or does this look like someone found a bunch of coffee cups from 1992? I guess it’s playing off the cheap postcards you can buy in Orlando stores when you don’t want to buy the expensive stuff in the Disney gift shops. Originally $14.99, now $5.99.Coffee.Pro: There is Mark Davis artwork on this Pirates of the Caribbean coffee cup. Con: Everything else about it. Originally $15.99, now $5.99.Pirates.For those wondering, the DCA “YOU ARE HERE” Starbucks cups have seemed to actually multiplied over the last couple months.DCA. (photo by Julia Mascardo)Kids need to stay hydrated too. This Guardians of the Galaxy cup was originally $9.99, now $2.99.Guardians.What can you even say to this?Originally $34.95.This Spider-Man Homecoming Pop of Peter Parker means the whole set has arrived at the Outlet outside of Tony Stark. Originally $14.99, now $9.99.Pop.Price was great on this plate from World Showcase. Originally $2.99, now just 99 cents.Plate.A runDisney sneaker ornament. Reduced to $6.99.runDisney.A runDisney Mickey Ears hat for kids. Originally $14.99, now $3.99.runDisney. (photo by Julia Mascardo)Not sure I have ever seen a logo like this on a Disney hat. First the NBA getting ads and now this. Odds that the Mickey Ears for the upcoming Toy Story Land will be presented by Mini Babybel cheese? Maybe one day Mickey Ears can look like NASCAR driver outfits plastered with presented by sponsors. (THAT ONE’S FOR FREE, CHAPEK. YOU’LL HAVE THE BUY THE REST OF MY IDEAS AT FULL PRICE!)GoGo Squeeze. (photo by Julia Mascardo)Grand Floridian hat. Reduced to $4.99.Grand Flo.There’s a lot of pictures of Princess Tiana on this bag. Originally $228, reduced to just $99.99.Tiana. (photo by Julia Mascardo)This is a purse featuring Chip from Beauty & The Beast. Originally $58.00, it was reduced to $28.99. I’m torn on this one. On one hand it is kind of cute, and on the other hand it’s kind of crazy.bag.Bag had this red rose attached it, so it swings the vote over to “cool” in my book. Burgan Approved.A rose by any other name..Any idea of what this is all about or where on property it came from? A whole bunch of items with the saying “I klink therefore I am.”Pink.These Eco-Explorer kits were slashed again down to $1.99. They were originally $16.99. Yikes.Pandora.This set of toys featuring characters from the new Tangled cartoon is great. Originally $29.99, now $12.99.Punzel. (photo by Julia Mascardo)Simba emoji plush arrived this month. Reduced to $3.99.Simba. (photo by Julia Mascardo)Okay, this was a Frozen plush featuring one of the Trolls that could turn itself into a rock. Not a bad gimmick at all. Being the expert Outlet photographer I am, you can see I tried to show the three stages of the plush. I’m holding the rock version. On the right is the Troll coming “out” of the rock, and on the left is the Troll plush. Tell your friends and neighbors, the DISNEY OUTLET PHOTO REPORT is a StoryBlog.Troll Plush.This Mickey Mouse plush – which has arms and legs you can stretch – is so insane I had to get one. Originally $19.95, now $9.99. I would have loved to be in the pitch meeting for this.EXEC 1: “What if we made a Mickey Mouse plush where you pull an arm and the opposite leg shrivels up. Then if you pull the leg the other arm shrivels up.”EXEC 2: “Why?EXEC 1: “Why not?”EXEC 2: “Great point. Call China. Make a million of them.”Mickey.This Bambi plush was too cute not to get. Reduced to $3.99. Love this “anime” big-eye style and hope the Simba and Nala plush that are similar make it to the Outlets one day.Bambi.As the lead artist behind Burgan Fine Art, there are times that I think I have a good chance one day of making actual Disney art. The two prints below were reduced to $19.99 each.Art.Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2 print. Also $19.99.GOTG.Drawing of the Japan Pavilion. Originally $35.00, now $13.99. They usually have similar versions of this type of art at many Disney hotels such as Wilderness Lodge, Animal Kingdom Lodge, and Caribbean Beach. I can understand why guests would wan to collect them. A very pleasant style.Japan (photo by Julia Mascardo)Some luggage arrived this month. Princess bag on the right was originally $44.99, now $19.99. The bag on the left was originally $159, now $150.99. A really weird discount.Luggage.Luggage.Lots of Vera Bradley stuff behind the counter this month.Very Bradley.Including this Vera Bradley iPhone case featuring the Cheshire Cat. Originally $50, now $14.99.Vera Bradley.SEE YOU NEXT MONTH!There are actually two Disney outlet stores in Orlando. Both are in Orlando Premium Outlet shopping complexes, and they are called Disney’s Character Warehouse, presumably because The Land Of Misfit Toys was already trademarked. There is one Character Warehouse located on International Drive close to Universal Studios (4951 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819), and the other is on Vineland Avenue, right across I-4 near the exits to Disney World (8200 Vineland Ave, Orlando, FL 32821).Previous editions of Magic, Memories, and Merch: July 2013, August 2013, September 2013, October 2013, November 2013, December 2013, January 2014, February 2014, March 2014, April 2014, May 2014, June 2014, July 2014, August 2014, September 2014, October 2014, November 2014, December 2015, January 2015, February 2015, March 2015, April 2015, May 2015. June 2015, July 2015, August 2015, September 2015, October 2015, November 2015. December 2015, January 2016, February 2016, March 2016, April 2016, May 2016, June 2016, July 2016, August 2016, September 2016, October 2016, November 2016, December 2016, January 2017, February 2017, March 2017, April 2017, May 2017, June 2017, July 2017: The FOUR YEAR ANNIVERSARY special, August 2017, September 2017, October 2017 (tribute to the O.O.G.), November 2017 and December 2017.We also did an edition of Magic, Memories, and Junk for a non-Disney owned Outlet Store, and for you merch addicts like myself, you may also enjoy a look at the official Disney merchandise available on the Disney Cruise Line, Castaway Cay, and at the Orlando International Airport.If you liked what you read here, you may enjoy THE SATURDAY SIX articles every week on the TouringPlans.com blog and you can follow your humble author on Twitter (@derekbugan).last_img read more