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Epic Waters to Host 2nd Annual FlowaPalooza Festival and 2021 FlowTour Championship

Come for the festival and stay for the surf this Summer!

GRAND PRAIRIE, TX, UNITED STATES, July 16, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark in Grand Prairie, Texas is proud to announce they will be the host for the Flowboarder, FlowTour Championship this year! Not only will this annual competition be held at Epic Waters, but the waterpark is taking the event to a whole new level by turning it into a three-day festival larger than the state of Texas! Mark your calendars to hang ten this August 13-15 at FlowaPalooza.The FlowRider is the world’s first and most famous surf simulating machine; there are over 220 FlowRiders installed all over the world. Epic Waters is home to a FlowRider Double (a two-lane attraction), making it the largest FlowRider in North Texas!

The Crew at Epic Waters is excited to host this thrilling surf competition! The FlowTour Championship will give professional FlowRider competitors the chance to show their skills in front of an energized crowd! First place in each division with get a piece of the $ 10,000 grand prize!
“We are absolutely stoked to have Epic Waters host our annual event,” FlowRider President and COO, Marshall Myrman said, “The support and passion they show for the sport is unparalleled, and they really put on a fantastic event any time they have the opportunity. The effort they put into the event makes the participants feel like the pros they are! I can’t wait to visit their phenomenal park and enjoy the party!”

The Festival
The Epic Waters Crew is kicking off FlowTour Championship with a jam-packed weekend of festival fun and EPIC entertainment! Who needs a beach? Bring your whole squad and find the perfect waves right in the heart of Grand Prairie at North Texas’ largest indoor waterpark. FlowaPalooza will feature live music, carnival games, activities, tasty cuisine, delicious beverages, door prizes and much more! Guests can experience immersive activities such as hand marbling, face painting and more. Did we mention these activities are FREE? That’s right! Guests can try all of our activities at no cost. Want to relax, strike a pose and spend time with some furry friends? Try out our complimentary Goat Yoga class! Turn yourself into a real-life cartoon when you visit our Caricature Artist booth. FlowaPalooza has activities for all ages!

The Entertainment
Rock out and enjoy live music all weekend with a set list full of local fan favorites such DFW’s own Limelight and Downtown Fever! Enjoy the feel of Southern California right on our very own Grand Lawn! We will have DFW’s own Joshua Tree. This U2 tribute band will be playing some of your favorite hits. Don’t miss out! The perimeter surrounding Epic Waters and Epic Central will come alive with upbeat sounds that will surely make you want to move and groove!

The entertainment doesn’t stop there. We have EPIC acts performing all weekend long! Check out the Creature Teacher presentation outside by our Epic Waves outdoor wave pool! Cool off in the waves and then join us pool side for the chance to pet some of our scaled and furry guests. We will have the Grace Hula dancers as well who will be showing off their Hawaiian dance moves right here on the mainland!

Showcase your best dance moves by our DJ tent! We will have a DJ spinning some amazing tunes that everyone will want to spend all day dancing to. Grab your sunglasses, soak up some rays and move and shake to the beat with our Epic Crew.

The Eats & Drinks
Our very own Hungry Wave Café and Longboards Bar will be serving up some delicious festival staples for guests to dig into! Guests can enjoy scrumptious fares as well as quenching brews and cocktails all weekend long, handpicked by our Food and Beverage Crew!

“We are going ALL OUT for our second annual FlowaPalooza festival,” said Richard Coleman, CEO of American Resort Management, the waterpark’s operator. “It’s an honor and an absolute thrill to be chosen to host the championship competition in 2021 in our fourth year of operations. We’re ready to take things to the next level, and excited about the prospect of welcoming new guests from across the U.S. for what we guarantee will be a memorable, world-class event.”

Surfers will be visiting from all over the nation to compete in the surf contest of a lifetime, right here in Grand Prairie, Texas! Come for the surf and stay for the festival sure to blow 2021 out of the water. FlowaPalooza will be coming to Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark August 13-15. For more information, visit our official FlowaPalooza website today. To purchase tickets, please visit www.epicwatersgp.com.

About Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark:

Can you say OPEN and TOASTY ALL YEAR!? Situated west of Highway 161 near the Dallas County – Tarrant County border, Epic Waters is a mega indoor attraction, with over 80,000 square feet of 85 DEGREE water park. As the largest indoor waterpark in Northern Texas, we’ve been described as a cruise ship on land!

Covered by an enormous retractable roof, we experience summer year-round, the water is ALWAYS heated and the environment is perfect for all ages. Amenities are resort-style and whether you want a cabana for a family day or a private room for a group event, Epic Waters is your year-round destination! With exclusive amenities including: a FlowRider surfing simulator, 4,000 square foot arcade, a cafe, full-service bar, children’s water playground, cabanas, 12 waterslides, and the longest indoor action river in Texas, Epic Waters truly has it all. Located near family-friendly restaurants, and comfortable lodging you can make Epic Waters a destination experience!

Epic Waters is operated by American Resort Management, Inc., an award-winning hospitality management company. You can expect nationally recognized customer service, state of the art attractions, and a focus on your comfort. Since opening in January 2018 Epic Waters has been shattering glass ceilings (rhetorically, of course, their ceiling is in mint condition) within the industry. Epic Waters has provided service to people from all 50 states and 11 different countries! Receiving the “Leading Edge” and “Wave Review” Awards in 2018 from none other than the World Waterpark Association! We continued in 2019 cinching “Best of Big D” from D Magazine, and “Best of Aquatics” from Aquatics International Magazine. We weren’t done yet, and have been named by Travel Channel as one of the “8 of the most incredible indoor water parks” and USA Today’s “10 Best Dallas Waterparks” In 2021, we are keeping the streak alive by hosting the National and World Flowboarding Championships.

Epic Waters is a headline destination in an area known as EpicCentral Grand Prairie, a 172-acre recreation and entertainment development owned by the City of Grand Prairie. Other destinations at EpicCentral includes: The Summit, an award-winning, country club-style recreation facility for active adults age 50+; GrandLawn Amphitheater, an open-air concert space that opened in August of 2018; The Epic, a 120,000 square-foot recreation facility that opened in November of 2018; and PlayGrand Adventures, a phased-development, ADA-accessible playground that opened in January of 2020. Wrapped around all of these walkable destinations are expansive green spaces, lakes, and a paved walking trail.

Keep up to date on all things Epic Waters! Follow our social media pages for Epic news, deals and updates. Visit our Facebook, Instagram here! For more information and to purchase tickets now, visit our website www.epicwatersgp.com.

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News: AHIC reveals value of Middle East hospitality pipeline ahead of annual event

The Arabian & African Hospitality Investment Conference (AHIC) has released the fourth AHIC Hotel Investment Forecast ahead of the annual event.

The show will this year return to Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai live and in person from September 20-22.

According to research into the GCC hotels projects market conducted by MEED Projects, a division of MEED, co-organiser of AHIC alongside Bench, there are US $ 27 billion worth of hotel investments in the pipeline.

More than US $ 3.5 billion worth of new hotel projects in the GCC have been awarded since the start of 2020 alone.

These new investments are mainly located in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE, including phases five and six at Jabal Omar, Makkah; the Jewel of the Creek development in Dubai; and Qetaifan Island North in Qatar.

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Ed James, director of content and analysis at MEED Projects, said: “Despite the challenges presented by Covid-19, the hotel industry is still optimistic about its medium-term outlook.

“Some US $ 3.5 billion worth of hotel construction contracts have been awarded across the GCC over the past 18 months during the height of the pandemic, indicating that investors expect the market to return to normality in the next two to three years when the new projects are due to open.”

James continued: “Longer-term, the industry is even more bullish, with US $ 27 billion worth of hotel investments in the pipeline.

“The majority of these are comprised of the ‘gigaproject’ tourism investments in Saudi Arabia led by the Red Sea Project, NEOM, Amaala, Diriyah Gate and Al-Ula, to name but a few,” he added.

“All told, these will add more than 40,000 rooms to the Kingdom’s emerging hospitality sector, as it seeks to diversify its economy to become a leading global player in the luxury and high-end tourism market,” said James.

The figures also include a mega-project planned for Oman, the Yenkit Hills development, which will feature two five-star hotels and other tourism and residential units.

Based on the current pipeline of hotel and serviced apartment project completions in the GCC, an estimated 75,900 rooms are forecast to be added across the region in the period 2021-24.

The future outlook for hotel investment in the Middle East and Africa will be discussed in depth at the seventeenth edition of AHIC, with analysts from research companies including STR, HotStats, HVS, and JLL set to add more insight on the region’s recovery, performance and pipeline.

Jonathan Worsley, chairman of Bench and founder of AHIC, said: “The AHIC Hotel Investment Forecast is a valuable piece of research from our partners at MEED, which sets a hugely positive tone for the conversations at AHIC 2021.

“The industry is already well on the road to recovery, and we are looking forward to providing a much-needed platform for investors and operators to meet and do business.”

Reimagined for 2021, the Arabian & African Hospitality Investment Conference (AHIC) will bring together the four close-knit investment communities of the Arabian Hospitality Investment Conference (AHIC), Saudi Arabia Hospitality Investment Conference (SHIC), Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) and the Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF).

North Dakota among best in the nation for water supply systems, annual report says

BISMARCK — North Dakota’s annual water report gives it a top ranking in the nation, something the state says is nothing new.

The report outlines violations in any of North Dakota’s 315 water systems in 2020.

Drinking Water Program Administrator Greg Wavra said only one major arsenic violation was found for a trailer park in Williams County.

The violation was fixed early this month.

Most violations were for missing a reporting sample.

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Wavra said samples are often provided on a volunteer basis in small towns, and very few miss a month of reporting.

“It’s right on track with what we normally see. I’ve been in the program for 30 years here. We’ve been, you know, year in year out, we’re the highest program in region eight,” Wavra said.

Region eight includes the Dakotas, Colorado, Montana, Utah and Wyoming.

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Alan Titchmarsh on dealing with annual and perennial weeds – ‘don’t compost them!’

Weeds are a nuisance in all gardens as they prevent other plants from growing. Luckily, many expert gardeners have shared tips on how to deal with weeds, including how to get rid of them safely and without chemicals.

Alan explained: “They will sprinkle seed everywhere.

“There is a saying, one year seed, seven years weed.

“Pull them out, pop them on the compost heap before they seed.”

The horticulturist then went on to talk about perennial weeds, such as the dandelion, the nettle, and the buttercup.

He said: “Buttercup spread not only by thickish roots but also by runners.”

Alan advised taking out the buttercups completely, as well as their roots because “they too might have buds on them”.

He recommended doing the same with dandelions as their roots will “just send up another shoot”.

“So it’s important with all these thick-rooted weeds that they come out completely and that you don’t compost them because you then put the compost back on the garden, and if it hasn’t heated up enough, you’re just reintroducing the weeds [to the garden],” Alan said.

He added: “So with the annuals, get rid of them before they seed.

“With the perennials, get those roots right out of the ground.

“And then all the plants you want to grow will have a much easier time of it.”

There is no right time to remove weeds from your garden – you can treat them all year round.

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Shanghai Man: China’s annual ban explained, ‘crypto crash’

Is China banning crypto again?

FUD watchers got a glimpse of an old favorite as three government bodies in China, including the China Internet Finance Association, the China Banking Association and the China Payment and Clearing Association re-warned the public about the risks of investing in cryptocurrencies. This dates back to a 2017 ruling that all exchanges must close and a 2018 ruling on ICOs. But is it actually illegal?

For starters, these types of announcements are a good indication that cryptocurrencies are starting to flare up in popularity. Whenever speculative digital assets begin to grab headlines and seep into more mainstream culture, these warnings and reminders are common as a method of discouraging more open adoption.

Last year it was established that owning virtual currencies was not in itself illegal, only that virtual currencies could not be used as legal tender. Even though exchanges are supposed to be illegal, numerous exchanges operate within the country, even partnering with government organizations in free trade zones and hosting large events. There is very much an understanding of being free to innovate, as long as it doesn’t start breaking other laws, such as money laundering, fraud or aiding capital flight. If not for this convenient truth, there probably wouldn’t be much of a column left for Our Man in Shanghai to write about.

FUD leads to epic crash

The China FUD seemed to be the tipping point as people’s fears of a 2018-like bear market began to seem real. “Cryptocurrency crash” became some of the hottest keywords on the Chinese internet, showing up third on the trending list of both search engine Baidu and micro-blogging platform Weibo. An asymptomatic COVID-19 case in central Anhui province took the number one spot, in case anyone was wondering.

Bank not Nervos about regulations

The Nervos Foundation has launched an innovation fund with CMB International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Merchants Bank. China Merchants Bank is one of the top ten banks by holdings, with over 84,000 employees. The joint fund is intended to kickstart ecosystem building on top of Nervos and provides strong validation for the Hangzhou-based blockchain network.

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Shanghai’s big event

If you were looking to meet top blockchain influencers and projects in China this week, odds are Shanghai was the best place to find them. The Bellagio hosted the World Digital Assets Summit, a glamorous event which featured panels, keynotes, charity auctions, and banquets for many of the top projects and VCs in the space. The offline events calendar is back in full force in China, which has managed to avoid the major lockdowns faced by many other countries in 2021.

Huobi ventures into $ 100 million fund

Huobi Group, which owns the top cryptocurrency exchange by the same name, set up an investment arm on May 14th. This fund will primarily target projects that support NFTs, gaming, and Huobi’s very own smart chain, HECO. Huobi Ventures will inject $ 100 million into projects via strategic investments and mergers and acquisitions over the next three years.

This weekly roundup of news from Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong attempts to curate the industry’s most important news, including influential projects, changes in the regulatory landscape, and enterprise blockchain integrations.

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SGIM Annual Meeting Focuses on Inclusivity

In her welcome video on the opening day at the annual meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine, meeting chair Rita Lee, MD, said she hoped that this year’s event, though virtual, will allow attendees an opportunity to “regroup, find inspiration, and celebrate the incredible strengths and diverse voices of our community.”

“We are living in an incredibly polarized world,” Lee said in an interview. “The conference theme of ‘Transforming Values Into Action’ is especially important at this time, as recent events, such as the death of George Floyd and many others, plus the disparities revealed by the COVID-19 pandemic, have brought issues of structural racism and oppression in the United States to the forefront,” she said in the interview.

“Given these circumstances, it is important now, more than ever, for generalists to move our values into action – to effect change at the health system, community, and policy levels – so our patients can achieve optimal health,” Lee emphasized.

She noted that SGIM’s vision: “A just system of care in which all people can achieve optimal health,” underlies the meeting’s sessions.

Some challenges related to adopting more antiracist training in medical education center on faculty development, Lee noted. “There are also students who don’t feel that this is part of the role of being a physician. One way to overcome these challenges is by directly linking structural competency to health outcomes for our patients,” she added. “We have evidence that structural racism impacts health and we should make that clear to our educational leaders and faculty to increase buy in. So many of our SGIM members are working on developing curricula for this.”

Two of the meeting’s workshops that addressed racism in medicine and medical education and strategies for change were “Demystifying Structural Competency – How to Develop Antiracist Training in Medical Education,” and “Combating Systemic Racism in the Health Care System – Practical Actions You Can Take Today.” Below are some details about these.

Medical Education Evolves to Include Structural Competency

In the workshop “Demystifying Structural Competency – How to Develop Antiracist Training in Medical Education,” participants used interactive exercises to build structural differentials for patient cases. The workshop was based in part on the experiences of including structural competency in medical education at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, and the University of Pittsburgh.

During the session, participants practiced building a structural differential diagnosis in small groups, and also practiced using a structurally competent version of the 1-minute preceptor to promote structural competency in learners.

“Structural competency represents a shift in medical education towards attention to forces that influence health outcomes at levels above individual clinical interactions and develop a provider’s capacity to recognize and respond to health and illness as downstream effects of social, political and economic structures,” presenter Iman Hassan, MD, of Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System, both in New York, said in an interview.

“At the same time, structural competency incorporates structural humility, which decentralizes the provider role in addressing structural factors and emphasizes collaboration with patients and communities,” she said in the interview. “Structural competency is a useful antiracism framework because it explicitly engages learners with the broader structural forces that result in health disparities, including structural racism and its downstream effects,” Hassan explained.

Addressing structural competency is important in medical education because structural and social determinants of health contribute more than half of overall health outcomes, said Hassan.

A structural competency framework equips learners to identify, discuss, and work with patients to navigate social needs such as lack of health insurance, food, or transportation, that are preventing them from accessing needed health care services, Hassan noted.

“Importantly, training in structural competency empowers physicians to be agents of change within their clinics, health systems, and communities and to recognize the value of community-led advocacy in promoting health equity,” she said.

Structural competency training also “will also allow them to engage more fully with the body of literature that exists surrounding social determinants of health and health disparities, and the use of approaches such as critical race theory through which to view health care,” she emphasized. “Importantly, understanding of the historical and structural context of medicine allows clinicians to more readily recognize when their own clinical practices, such as use of race-based clinical prediction tools, may perpetuate disparities, and work collectively to eliminate those practices.”

Recalibrating Calculators for Clinical Care

Another workshop, “Combating Systemic Racism in the Health Care System – Practical Actions You Can Take Today,” took on the challenge of inherent bias in clinical care caused by various factors, notably medical calculators such as those used to measure kidney function and pulmonary function.

Lamar K. Johnson, MD, of Christiana Care Hospital Partners/Christiana Care Pediatric Hospitalists in Newark, Del., and Celeste Newby, MD, of Tulane University, New Orleans, discussed the inherent biases in some calculators and how to take those biases into account. A stated goal of the workshop was to increase awareness of the origins of medical calculators in order to enhance equity and improve shared decision-making between patients and providers.

Addressing implicit bias in clinical practice is important because such bias has been shown to negatively affect physician behavior and clinical decision making, Johnson said in an interview.

“These effects can also negatively affect the doctor-patient relationship and lead to poorer health outcomes due to delays in or avoidance of care or avoidance of the health care system, and mistrust, resulting in nonadherence,” Johnson noted.

“Implicit bias training helps empower medical students and residents to recognize and address bias and advocate for patients. Such training can potentially be beneficial to faculty, too,” Johnson emphasized in the interview.

“Race is primarily a social, not a biological, construct, and we must be careful when we use it, as its use in the past has been largely inappropriate and not scientifically sound,” he said.

During the session, one of the presenters said removing specific mentions of race from clinical documentation can reduce racial bias in clinical practice.

The presenters also highlighted the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) which is used to estimate kidney function.

The eGFR “reports higher eGFR values for Blacks based on a faulty hypothesis that Black people have higher muscle mass. This higher estimated value can delay referral for specialist care or transplantation, leading to worse outcomes,” Johnson explained in the interview.

In response, “Many major institutions have eliminated the race modifier in eGFR, and a joint task force created by the National Kidney Foundation and American Society of Nephrology has recommended against using a race modifier as of March 2021,” Johnson said.

The presenters had no relevant financial conflicts to disclose.

This article originally appeared on MDedge.com, part of the Medscape Professional Network.

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When and how to watch the 93rd annual Academy Awards

The 93rd Oscars will air live on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT.

WASHINGTON — The 93rd annual Academy Awards show is right around the corner.
Like other awards shows, the Oscars telecast was pushed back due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions and safety concerns. The show will now air live on ABC on April 25, 2021, a few months later than it was originally scheduled on Feb. 28, 2021.
In the show’s history, it has been postponed only three times, but never so far in advance. Organizers announced the new date back in June 2020. 
The show is forging ahead with an in-person show at Los Angeles’ Union Station, the Dolby Theatre and other international locations. However, it will be scaled back with only presenters, nominees and their guests in attendance.
After a pandemic year that shuttered movie theaters and upended the movie business, Academy Awards nominations this year went to two female directors for the first time, to a historically diverse slate of actors and to David Fincher’s lead-nominee “Mank,” a traditional kind of Oscar contender — an old Hollywood homage — in a very untraditional year.
Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming awards show.
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When will the Oscars start?

The 93rd Oscars will air live on ABC on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

How to watch

The 93rd annual Academy Awards will be broadcast live on ABC from Union Station in Los Angeles, the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and international locations.
Viewers will also be able to tune in through their TV provider on ABC’s website and the ABC app. The show will also be available to stream on AT&T TV ($ 69.99/month), Hulu Live TV ($ 64.99/month), or YouTube TV ($ 64.99/month). 

Who is hosting?

The Academy Awards still hasn’t announced a host for the 2021 show. For the past two years, it has been host-less. 
In 2019, comedian Kevin Hart was announced as the host but stepped down following the discovery of homophobic tweets made by the comedian in 2009 and 2010. The host-less show trend continued for the 2020 Academy Awards.
All signs are pointing to a third year in a row of a host-less Academy Awards.

Who is presenting?

The Academy Awards announced the following list of stars who will be presenting during the show on April 25, 2021. 
  • Angela Bassett
  • Halle Berry
  • Bong Joon Ho
  • Don Cheadle
  • Bryan Cranston
  • Laura Dern
  • Harrison Ford
  • Regina King
  • Marlee Matlin
  • Rita Moreno
  • Joaquin Phoenix
  • Brad Pitt
  • Reese Witherspoon
  • Renée Zellweger
  • Zendaya
“In keeping with our awards-show-as-a-movie approach, we’ve assembled a truly stellar cast of stars,” said producers for the 93rd annual Academy Award show in a statement.  “There’s so much wattage here, sunglasses may be required.”
Additional presenters could be announced in the near future.

Who was nominated?

Fincher’s “Mank,” a black-and-white, period drama about “Citizen Kane” screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz, easily topped nominations for the 93rd Academy Awards with 10 nominations, including best picture, best director, acting nods for Gary Oldman and Amanda Seyfried, and a host of others for its lavish craft.
Nominations were spread among a wide variety of contenders. Six films, all of them also up for best picture, score six nods: “Judas and the Black Messiah,” “Nomadland,” “Minari,” “Sound of Metal,” “The Trial of the Chicago 7” and “The Father.” Also nominated for best picture was Emerald Fennell’s “Promising Young Woman.”
History was made in the best director category. Only five women have ever been nominated in that category before. For the first time, two were nominated this year. Chloé Zhao got a nod for her elegiac road-trip drama “Nomadland” alongside first-time feature filmmaker Fennell for her pitch black #MeToo revenge comedy, “Young Promising Woman.” “Never going to stop crying,” Fennell, also nominated for best screenplay, said on Twitter.
For performers, it’s the most diverse group of nominees ever. Nine of the 20 acting nominees are people of color, including a posthumous best-actor nomination for Chadwick Boseman (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”), as well as nods for Riz Ahmed (“Sound of Metal”), Steven Yeun (“Minari”), Viola Davis (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”) and Andra Day (“The People vs. Billie Holiday”) and supporting nominations for Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield (“Judas and the Black Messiah”), Leslie Odom Jr. (“One Night in Miami”) and Yuh-Jung Youn (“Minari”). 
Full list of nominees: 93rd Academy Awards nominees

How can I watch the Best Picture nominees?

Many of this year’s best-picture nominees have already been released on various home-viewing platforms. But, with theaters gradually reopening nationwide, some contenders are still only playing in brick-and-mortar theaters. One nominee is even departing streaming to play only in cinemas.
Click here for a full breakdown of where to watch/stream the best picture nominations.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.

This article originally appeared on CBS8 – Entertainment

Celebrate the Best of Roblox at the 8th Annual Bloxy Awards

The Bloxy Awards have returned to Roblox! For those who are unfamiliar, the Bloxys are all about bringing our entire global community together to celebrate some of the greatest Roblox experiences, videos, and creators of the year. It’s a veritable showcase recognizing the incredible talent and creativity found on our platform, which supports millions of unique experiences.

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For this year’s Bloxys, we’ve pulled out all the stops to bring you a jam-packed, star-studded event that’s even bigger and more ambitious than ever before. Remember that mysterious ship that was docked for repairs in the official Bloxy Awards hub? Good news: it’s all fueled up and ready to set off on its maiden voyage across the Roblox Metaverse. You and your friends can hop aboard and embark on an immersive, first-of-its-kind journey into stunning worlds—both new and familiar—built from the ground up on Roblox. Meanwhile, we’ll be streaming the entire awards ceremony on the big screen inside the ship, giving everyone a front-row seat to the action. Even if you missed the premiere, don’t fret. You can still experience the show in all its glory at the top of every other hour from the hub.

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With special appearances by Roblox celebrities Rovi23, KreekCraft, TanqR, iamSanna, and LeahAshe, plus an exclusive virtual concert performed by British rock duo Royal Blood, this is the Bloxys like you’ve never experienced before. What’s more, you’ll be able to adorn your avatar with plenty of limited-edition Royal Blood merch and Bloxys souvenirs to remember it all by.

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The winners have been chosen from over 20 prestigious categories, like Xbox Game of the Year, which includes nominees Car Crushers 2, Driving Simulator, Phantom Forces, and Piggy. You can find the rest of the categories and nominees on our blog here.

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Get your popcorn and Bloxy Colas ready, Roblox fans. This is one show you won’t want to miss. Don’t forget to share your excitement on social media by using the hashtag #BloxyAwards!

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