Hallmark Channel Original Premiere of “A Royal Queens Christmas” #CountdownToChristmas

If you are anything like me, you are always up for a Christmas movie. From November to January, that’s pretty much all I’m watching. There is a new Hallmark Christmas movie coming out this Saturday, called  “A Royal Queens Christmas and I hope you decide to watch it. This time, not only is there a movie, but also a twitter party where you can win awesome prizes.

Of course- this being Hallmark, there are 41 new and original movies premiering this year on Hallmark and the Hallmark Mysteries channels.

Premiere Date: Dec. 11, 2021, 8/7c
Original Network: Hallmark Channel
Programming Event: Countdown to Christmas
Lead Actors: Megan Park, Julian Morris
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About “A Royal Queens Christmas”

“Dee Dee works at a well-established bakery in Queens, New York after returning home from a tour of duty in the army. The bakery is commissioned to supply desserts for an international Christmas gala and fundraiser in Manhattan. When she goes to meet with the chef, Dee Dee has a run in with Colin in the lobby, and he knocks over her plate of precious pastries. When she learns Colin plays piano and could play in the local Christmas show, she asks him to help as payback. Dee Dee assumes he works for the hotel but really…he’s a prince!

Colin conceals his identity as he feels at home in the Bayside community among Dee Dee’s family and friends, participating in the neighborhood’s holiday activities. All is going well until his parents, the King and Queen of Exeter, show up in New York with a princess they hope Colin will marry, ruining Colin’s cover story.”

You can learn more about the movie on the Hallmark Channel website.

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You can find and follow Hallmark on these links-

-HMNow- (Hallmark Movies Now service)- https://www.hmnow.com

-Hallmark Movie Checklist App- https://www.hallmarkchannel.com/hallmark-movie-checklist-app

Hallmark Channel Wines– https://hallmarkchannelwines.com

Holiday Cookbook– https://hersheycookbook.hallmarkchannel.com

The Holiday Home Decoration- https://holidayhomedecorationsweepstakes.hallmarkchannel.com/

Very Merry Giveaway- https://verymerrygiveaway.hallmarkchannel.com

win prizes

Make sure you join us on Saturday, Dec. 11th at 8pm/7c for the Twitter party– you can win some great prizes. See you there!

PRIZING: 

(1) “Holiday Happiness” Package includes:

(1) One Hallmark Channel Gift Wrap Package

(1) Hallmark Channel Wines digital gift card (https://hallmarkchannelwines.com/)

(1) Holiday tea tin from Republic of Teas (https://www.republicoftea.com)

NICKELODEON’S SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS UNIVERSE EXPANDS AGAIN, WITH MORE THAN 50 NEW EPISODES @Nickelodeon @SpongeBob @OfficialPatrickStar @NickAnimation @ParamountPlus

NICKELODEON’S SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS UNIVERSE EXPANDS AGAIN,

WITH MORE THAN 50 NEW EPISODES PICKED UP ACROSS

KAMP KORAL: SPONGEBOB’S UNDER YEARS, THE PATRICK STAR SHOW

AND THE ORIGINAL SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS SERIES

Nickelodeon Orders 13 Additional Episodes of The Patrick Star Show

and Adds 13 Episodes to SpongeBob SquarePants Season 13

Paramount+ Renews Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years for Season Two,

and Adds 13 Episodes to Season One

Nickelodeon Orders 13 Additional Episodes of The Patrick Star Show

and Adds 13 Episodes to SpongeBob SquarePants Season 13

Paramount+ Renews Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years for Season Two,

and Adds 13 Episodes to Season One

In a move underscoring the power and success of Nickelodeon’s franchises, the network is expanding its SpongeBob SquarePants universe with 52 episodes across the property’s three series. Nickelodeon has greenlit additional episodes of The Patrick Star Show and season 13 of the original SpongeBob SquarePants series and also, Paramount+ has renewed Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years for a second season and added additional episodes to season one. Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years, The Patrick Star Show and SpongeBob SquarePants, which are all currently in production at the Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank, find the denizens of Bikini Bottom continuing to embark on all-new adventures.

Said Ramsey Naito, President of Nickelodeon Animation, “SpongeBob is the centerpiece of our franchise strategy to expand the worlds of our characters and grow our global reach even further. It’s a property that wins on every platform because the richness of the characters and the comedy intrinsic to the storytelling continue to appeal to so many fans around the world.”

Each of the three series in the SpongeBob SquarePants universe continue to garner sizeable audiences. The Patrick Star Show ranks as the number one animated show across all television with Kids 6-11 year to date. The original SpongeBob SquarePants series remains overall television’s top animated kids’ show, with the SpongeBob SquarePants library on Paramount+ reigning as one of the service’s most-watched titles, as well. Since its March 4 debut, Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years has risen to the top as one of Paramount+’s most popular original titles for kids.

The pickup includes the following:

  • The Patrick Star Show (Season 1, 13 additional episodes, Nickelodeon): The second spinoff of the number-one animated series SpongeBob SquarePants follows a younger Patrick Star living at home with his family, where he hosts his own variety show for the neighborhood from his television-turned-bedroom.

  • SpongeBob SquarePants (Season 13, 13 additional episodes, Nickelodeon): Nickelodeon’s longest-running animated series continues the nautical adventures of SpongeBob and his Bikini Bottom friends Patrick, Sandy, Mr. Krabs, Plankton and Squidward, which will explore a variety of situations.

 

  • Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years (Season 1, additional 13 episodes, Season 2, 13 episodes, Paramount+): In the first-ever SpongeBob SquarePants spinoff, the CG-animated prequel follows 10-year-old SpongeBob SquarePants and his pals as they spend their summer building underwater campfires, catching wild jellyfish, and swimming in Lake Yuckymuck at the craziest camp in the kelp forest, Kamp Koral.

Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years features Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward), Clancy Brown (Mr. Krabs), Carolyn Lawrence (Sandy) and Mr. Lawrence (Plankton) reprising their iconic roles. Carlos Alazraqui (The Casagrandes) and Kate Higgins (Blaze and the Monster Machines) join as new characters Nobby and Narlene, narwhal siblings who live in the woods surrounding the camp.

The Patrick Star Show brings together Fagerbakke as the young adult Patrick Star alongside cast members: Tom Wilson (Cecil Star), Cree Summer (Bunny Star), Jill Talley (Squidina Star); and Dana Snyder (GrandPat). Additional cast members include Kenny, Bumpass, Lawrence, Brown and Mr. Lawrence, all who continue to voice their famed role.

Blue Curacao Drinks That Can Add Festivity to Your Life

Who doesn’t enjoy a fun and festive blue cocktail? Drinks made with blue curacao are beautiful to the eye and delicious to drink. Whether you’re spending a summer day by the pool or a romantic evening with a loved one, a dazzling curacao cocktail can elevate the mood and make the event feel more festive.

Curacao liqueur is made from the dried peels of a bitter orange known as laraha. Although the flesh of this fruit is not very palatable, the peels produce pleasantly fragrant oils. The peels are soaked in a solution of alcohol and water and removed once the oils have infused the solution. Spices are then added, and the mixture is cycled through a process that involves several steps, including being heated in a copper still, cooled, diluted, and distilled. In the end, the resulting curacao has a unique and delicious orange-like flavor.

In the final step, a blue colorant is added to give the liqueur the festive and exotic color that immediately makes any drink feel like a celebration. To discover the appeal for yourself, try one of these curacao cocktails for yourself.

Blue Hawaiin

If you enjoy the taste of a pina colada, the chances are good that the blue Hawaiin will become a new staple on your list of favorite cocktails. Fill a tall glass with ice, add equal parts of vodka and blue curacao, mix in coconut syrup and pineapple juice for that pina colada flavor, and garnish with a cherry.

Lotus Flower Martini

While curacao brings some bling to this drink, vodka plays the starring role. Add 1 part vodka, 1/2 part lychee liqueur, 1/3 part blue curacao, and 1/3 part violet liqueur to an ice-filled shaker. Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass. To make the lotus flower martini even more memorable, add a mint leaf or a couple of edible flowers as garnish.

Lagoon Punch

An easy and beautiful option for summer get-togethers is lagoon punch. Combine a bottle of lychee liqueur, 2 cups of blue curacao, and 1 liter of club soda or seltzer water in a large punch bowl. Add ice and garnish with sliced fruit. As a bonus, this festive punch can be made ahead of time, freeing you up to relax and enjoy the party.

Sparkler

This drink is perfect for the Fourth of July, but it’s also a great choice when you are looking for a refreshing fruity drink. To make a sparkler, fill a glass with ice and add 1 part vodka. Next, create colorful layers by pouring 1/2 part blue curacao slowly down the side of the glass, followed by 2 parts cranberry juice. Then, slowly top with 2 parts lemon-lime soda and allow the drink to settle. Finally, garnish with red fruit or lime wedges.

Blue Dolphin Martini

The blue dolphin martini is a great summertime drink that only requires three ingredients. For two drinks, add 3 parts vodka, 2/3 part blue curacao, and 2/3 part peach schnapps to an ice-filled mixing container. Stir well, and then strain into two chilled martini glasses. The fruity and refreshing flavor of this drink makes it a perfect choice for poolside lounging.

Deep Blue Sea Martini

Another great choice when lounging in the sun is the deep blue sea martini. In addition to being beautiful, this drink offers a mix of tantalizing tropical fruit flavors that puts anyone in a summer state of mind. To make this refreshing drink, fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add 2 ounces vodka, 3/4 ounce blue curacao, 1/2 ounce sour mix, and 1/2 ounce pineapple juice. Shake well and strain into a martini glass.

Blue curacao cocktails can add delicious fruity flavor and a splash of festivity to any drink. Serve a few of these dazzling cocktails at your next event to impress your guests and make your party a memorable one.

Increase Actual and Active Followers with GetInsta

The following is a guest post and does not represent the feelings of Have Sippy Will Travel. 

Instagram users employ a variety of strategies to build their following. Some of them increased their Instagram followers free from zero to ten thousand in only a few days. You’ve arrived at the right place if you, too, want to scale like them.

Many individuals employ manual promotions to increase the number of followers on their Instagram accounts, but such campaigns might take months to complete and provide the desired results. In this instance, the most dependable and quick way to grow is to utilize GetInsta, which has a vast community with millions of active Instagram users. You won’t have to figure out what accounts to follow on Instagram to obtain followers any more.

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Using GetInsta is a pretty basic and basic process. After you download the Instagram followers app and join for free, you’ll be awarded with coins that you can spend to obtain free Instagram followers and likes. It also provides you the option of following other profiles or like things within the app, which can earn you additional coins as your following grows.

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Breakthrough Study Shows No-take Marine Reserves Benefit Overfished Reefs

A powerful, long-term study from WCS adds scientific backing for global calls for conserving 30 percent of the world’s ocean. The studied no-take marine protected areas (MPAs) increased the growth of fish populations by 42 percent when fishing was unsustainable in surrounding areas, achieving the benefits of stable and high production of fish populations for fishers, while protecting threatened ecosystems.

  Findings support global “30 by 30” goal of protecting 30 percent of the ocean by 2030

·       Study published in the journal Marine Policy shows a no-take marine protected area (MPA) in Kenya was able to compensate for overfishing by increasing and maintaining the growth rate of fish populations by 42% over 24 years 

·       Study compared two common fisheries management approaches – protected area closures and fishing gear restrictions

·       Gear restrictions provided short-term benefits to fisheries, while no-take MPAs delivered and maintained better long-term fisheries production and yields

·       This study is further evidence of the value of no-take MPAs to achieve benefits for fish, fishers, communities, and ecosystems

·       WCS advocates for all-ocean management to achieve sustainable fisheries, and supports the global call to protect and conserve at least 30 percent of the global ocean by 2030: wcs.org/cbd

The study recorded fish catches for 24-years across a dozen fish landing sites within two counties in Kenya, which allowed scientists to evaluate the long-term impacts of two different fisheries management methods. While one county utilized a no-take MPA covering 30 percent of the fishery, the other focused on gear restrictions and prohibited the use of small-mesh nets.

The differences in outcomes for the fishers and the ecosystems were stark. Per-person daily catches rose 25 times faster near the no-take MPA than in fished areas with gear restrictions, showing that no-take MPAs were far more effective at sustaining stocks of fish than restricting destructive gear.

The study’s lead author Dr. Tim McClanahan, Senior Coral Reef Scientist for WCS said “The no-take area in Mombasa occupied 30 percent of the studied fishing grounds. Fortuitously, this  is the target for protection being proposed for the oceans, which is rarely tested and based on the results of simulation models. The empirical support for the models and the conservation proposal is reassuring along with the unexpected results of  increased production of fish populations that compensated for the lost fishing area. This adds to the evidence that no-take protected areas of sufficient coverage may compensate for the lost fishing grounds, particularly when fisheries are not sustainably fished.”

This new study from WCS represents the longest-ever continuous detailed fish catch record for coral reefs, and reveals patterns that took nearly 20 years to unfold due to the small annual increments of change. The time and resources it takes to complete these empirical studies has long been an impediment to testing the effectiveness of no-take MPAs on fisheries, and is also why simulation models were commonly used. Until this publication, most existing empirical studies were short-term and focused on the catch per fisher rather than the catch per area, which is a critical metric of sustainable yield estimates. Consequently, there is a compelling need to expand long-term studies to better calibrate and test fisheries production models.

This study shows that MPAs where no-take rules are followed can compensate for lost fishing grounds and stocks and therefore help people highly dependent on fish for income and nutritional security that is lost when catches are unsustainable. While gear restrictions did have positive benefits for short periods of time, they did not maximize fisheries production over the long-term. Some combination of closure and gear restrictions are therefore likely needed to achieve the full benefits to both fishers and ecosystems.

Stargirl’s Season Two Villains

Warning: This article may contain spoilers for Season One of CW’s Stargirl.

The first season ending of Stargirl answered many lingering questions, but like any good season finale, it also brought up new ones. Although most of the studio is tight-lipped about the show’s second season, there are a few villains that we can reasonably suspect to see, according to Geoff Johns, the show’s executive producer.

The Shade

The Shade is a shadowy character at best. He is said to be an immortal of English descent. He left the Injustice Society after realizing that their current plan for world domination was doomed to fail. The Shade also betrayed Icicle, who died in the first season.

In Season One, you see pictures of The Shade and a bit of his power in the pilot episode, but he remains mostly a mystery. This is not surprising since his superpower is to manipulate darkness itself, hence his name.

Eclipso

By far the scariest villain in Stargirl, Elcipso is the ancient incarnation of vengeance and corruption. So, in other words, he’s the perfect bad guy. Although he isn’t mentioned much in the first season, it seems he may have a huge role to play in the second.

As far as can be discerned from Season One episodes, Eclipso spends his time trapped in a blue crystal waiting for someone to set him free. At the end of the finale, Shiv is looking through a warehouse for the crystal. It appears that she finds it, but you will have to wait for Season Two to find out what she does with it.

Part of what makes Eclipso so terrifying is his ability to empower others’ flaws and feed off the darkness they generate. It is not a far leap to see that he could be working with The Shade in the future, assuming he’s released from that blue crystal.

Shiv

The scene at the end of Season One’s finale indicates that Shiv will also play a predominant role in Season Two. As a fellow high school student, she is a rival both to Stargirl the hero and to Courtney as a regular teenage girl. She is your typical mean girl in school and even meaner when she is with her father, the Dragon King.

She got her powers as a result of her father experimenting on her as a child. She is physically superior to other humans, can regenerate, and is supernaturally agile. Her father also implanted wrist blades in her, hence the name Shiv. She can shoot these blades at will and retract them back into her wrists without suffering any consequences due to her ability to regenerate.

Other Possible Villains

Other lesser villains are still lurking around. Tigress, Sportsmaster and The Gambler are still alive after the final battle in Season One. They can easily make a reappearance as minor villains in Season two. No one has confirmed or denied whether they will be participants in the new season, but they seem like obvious choices for a comeback.

What’s really going to happen in Season Two? Showrunners, cast, and crew are tight-lipped about how the new season will unfold. But no matter what Season Two has in store, it is sure to include exciting new chapters in the adventures of America’s newest teenage superhero.

Factors That Have Led to Bingo Being So Popular in the UK

Bingo has to be one of the UK’s favourite games. It’s something we all know how to play, even if we’ve never actually played a game in our lives. There is something very comforting about it, and something rather nostalgic for a lot of people – it’s what their parents and grandparents used to do, so they understand it and may well do it themselves. But there are other factors that make zero deposit bingo popular – here are some of them.

For Everyone

As briefly mentioned above, bingo is something that we are all aware of; we all know how to play it. It’s a game that is for everyone, young and old, whatever walk of life we happen to come from. There aren’t a lot of complicated rules to think about, and there are lots of skills you need to learn before you can play – it’s a simple game and it really is for everyone.

Even for families who don’t otherwise have a lot in common, bingo can be the one force that brings them together. Is it any wonder that, with our busy lives, bingo is something we can always try to make time for?

The Social Aspect

Although people love to play the game for the game itself, and for the potential prizes that can be won, there is definitely a very social aspect of bingo. If you attend a traditional bingo hall, you will be able to have conversations with many different people – even if you have nothing else to talk about, the bingo is always a connecting factor.

You might think that this is the only way to be sociable when playing bingo, and that playing online, either through an app or on a laptop on a website, is going to be a lonely version of the UK’s favourite game. This is actually far from the truth; you can ‘chat’ (virtually) when playing online bingo as well, and this is all part of the experience for those who like making friends and meeting other people. And if you don’t like to do that, don’t worry, just don’t use the chat feature!

The Prizes

If you look at some of the prizes on offer with bingo games, they will range from very small to enormous – millions of pounds in some cases. It’s good to win the smaller prizes, but for those who are really serious about their bingo, it’s these top jackpots that make them excited to play.

Of course, as with any gambling, you should never assume you’re going to win or that you can make back any losses, and you should always have a set budget to play with. But don’t let that stop you playing the games that have the huge jackpots. These are often connected through various games across the country, or even the world, which is why the prize fun is such a high one. 

Are Video Online Slots Related To Classic Video Games?

Video games didn’t really take off until the 1970s and 1980s and this is mostly because the technology to play such games was not yet fully developed. However, once gaming consoles became available and the best video slots  could be played in the comfort of people’s own homes, their popularity soared. Classic video games really took off in popularity in the 1980s and 1990s, but by today’s standards, everything from the gameplay to the graphics of these early games now seems primitive. However, some of these early games such as Street Fighter hold a special place in many people’s hearts, as it reminds them of the good times they had in their adolescents. Therefore, it comes as no surprise to discover that this particular game made the video game/slot game crossover successfully.

The History Of Slots 

Slots predate video games considerably and you have to go all the way back to the 19th century to discover when slots were introduced to the world. The first slots were mechanical machines with 3 reels and a limited number of symbols were held on these reels. Despite this, they were extremely popular with the public and this led to a mad rush by inventors and engineers, to create bigger and better slots. All the slots were lever activated and this opened the machines up to some considerable abuse and cheating. 

Even when gambling was banned in society during periods in the 19th century, inventors modified their machines to act as vending and fruit machines, to keep them popular.  It wasn’t until the 1960s and 1970s, that slots took a big leap in their development. In the 1960s the first electrical slot was introduced and in the 1970s and 1980s the first version of the video slot came into play. All these developments slowly built towards a crescendo when digital technology finally gave birth to video slots in 1996. 

Video Slots VS Video Games 

Since slots became more sophisticated, their development has been closely linked to advances in video games. Video games are more sophisticated than slots in every way today and this is because they have huge budgets and offer players entertainment, that utilizers the latest in computer technology. These games no longer need to be played at arcades to be at their best, as home consoles have brought arcade quality gaming to people’s houses. These video games contain narratives and offer a fully immersive gaming experience and this is believed to be the next step for slots games to take. The signs are already there, as VR slots are now being introduced into the gambling world.

The Video Game/Slot Crossover 

The slots industry considers the young to be the future of the industry and they are always trying to appeal to the tech savvy video gaming audience as a potential market for their games. This is why slots are becoming more immersive and sophisticated. Another way to appeal to this new target audience is by turning much loved video games such as Tomb Raider, Street Fighter and many more into gambling slots games.