#AskIt Results – Walt Disney World Food and Bev Needs

first_imgShare This!Last week, we promoted you to head up Food and Beverage at Walt Disney World and asked which area would be your first priority. There was one clear winner (is it really a winner if the most people said it needs improvement?)…. There was a clear consensus among our readers for where they’d start.ResultsQuick Service options – 1296✅Character Dining – 254Adult and Signature Dining – 184Bars and Lounges – 177And of course this makes total sense. Of this options given, quick service is one dining choice that nearly everyone who visits Walt Disney World will experience. It’s also the most ubiquitous. So why do so many people think it needs improvement?Quality and choice were mentioned many times. There is a feeling out there that Disney quick service is nothing but burgers, chicken nuggets, and pizza. This is interesting because while those are certainly available, each park has many other choices.Here are some of my picks for quick service options in Walt Disney World based on a thoroughly unscientific basis of where I tend to eat when doing research with Len Testa:Magic KingdomColumbia Harbour House and Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe are the two places you’ll find me and Len when we’re eating at Magic Kingdom. Both have interesting menus. Columbia Harbour House wins for me because you can often find a quiet place to eat upstairs. Pecos Bill is Len’s choice for the fajitas and toppings bar.AvoidCosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe. I just can’t with Cosmic Ray’s. I know there are lower rated places in Magic Kingdom, but I never willingly eat here.EpcotNine months out of the year, any Festival booth is your best quick choice for dining at Epcot. There’s something for everyone to enjoy and you can sample around many booths as opposed to committing to one location. Tangierine Cafe is a big favorite around here. Come for the food, stay for the beautiful Morocco pavilion. Sunshine Seasons doesn’t just have good food, it’s a great place to relax and get out of the sun. Rope droppers will enjoy its breakfast offerings after a ride on Soarin’.AvoidEpcot is known for food, so why would anyone elect to eat at Electric Umbrella or Liberty Inn? Expand your Horizons and try something new.Animal Kingdom ParkSatu’li Canteen came on the scene and reminded us how good Disney can be at quick service dining. Even the desserts here (usually just an afterthought when it comes to this type of meal) are worth trying.Flame Tree Barbecue is a longtime favorite with Animal Kingdom visitors, though its vegetarian options are extremely limited.AvoidPizzafari. Actually avoid all quick service pizza in every park.Disney’s Hollywood StudiosI was going to say, “don’t even try,” but today I’m feeling optimistic that Woody’s Lunch Box will turn around the sorry state of quick service dining at Hollywood Studios. If you’re an adult looking for a snack and something to take the edge off, BaseLine Taphouse is my choice. (The alcohol helps me forget the lousy quick service dining options at the Studios.)AvoidThe rest of the park. There’s nothing sadder than being hungry at Hollywood Studios and not having a dining reservation or just not wanting to have a sit-down meal.What are your winners and losers in quick service dining at Walt Disney World? Talk about it in the comments. And stay tuned for this week’s poll.last_img read more

Help with research & homework

first_imgYenza! – online guide to using the Internet for research and teaching in the humanities and social sciences.Science in Africa – Africa’s first online science magazine.SA HealthInfo – the South African Health Knowledge Network, a single entry point for quality-controlled, evidence-based health information and resources.Archives, libraries, databasesNeed facts and figures for a school project or a thesis? Statistics SA offers services to scholars and researchers, including library and inquiry services.South African Data Archive – a broker between a range of data providers and the research community.Online research databasesAccess and search the National Archives onlineContact any National Archives office (click “contact information” or “contact us electronically”)National Film, Video and Sound Archives Genealogical researchNational Library of South Africa: servicesUniversity and technikon librariesFree State: Department of Library, Information and Technology ServicesFree State Library and Information ConsortiumGauteng and Environs Library ConsortiumWestern Cape Provincial Library ServicesWebPals – web access to the Western Cape Library System.Cape Library CollectiveMuseumsMuseums Online South AfricaSouth African MuseumIziko Museums of Cape TownScience Councils. South Africa has eight statutory science councils, through which the government is able to commission research to support science and technology development in the interest of the country. Each has its own web site, offering a huge range of science-, technology- and industry-related information, archives, databases, services, products, funding and other facilities.Agricultural Research Council – promotes agriculture and related sectors through research, technology development and technology transfer.Council for Scientific and Industrial Research – the largest scientific and technological research, development and implementation organisation in Africa.Council for Geosciences – provides geoscience information and services for the benefit of the people of South Africa.National Research Foundation – promotes research through funding, human resource development and the provision of research facilities, in order to facilitate knowledge creation, innovation and development in all areas of science and technology.Human Sciences Research Council – facilitates problem-solving and enhances decision-making through research excellence in the human sciences.Medical Research Council – improves South Africans’ health status and quality of life through relevant and excellent health research.Mintek – one of the world’s leading technology providers, specialising in mineral processing, extractive metallurgy and related fields.South African Bureau of Standards – responsible for the development and publication of standards for products and services.last_img read more

Karnataka batsman shatters 68-year-old record in Ranji trophy final

first_imgKarun NairKarnataka batsman Karun Nair’s record 328 against Tamil Nadu is the highest ever individual score in a Ranji Trophy final, breaking a 68-year-old record held by Gul Mohammad’s 319 for Baroda v Holkar at Vadodara. Nair’s record knock has effectively put to rest any chance of TN bouncing back into the game on the fourth day.Earlier, Gul Mohammad’s knock of 319 was the highest score in a Ranji Trophy final, which he achieved for Baroda v Holkar at Vadodara in the 1946-47 season.The top-five individual scores in a Ranji final currently are: 319 by Gul Mohammad, 310 by Karun Nair, 288 by Vijay Hazare, 278 by Vijay Merchant and 265 by Ashok Mankad.Karun Nair and KL Rahul’s 386-run partnership is the highest for the sixth wicket in a Ranji final. They eclipsed 256 by Mohinder Amarnath and Surinder Khanna for Delhi against Uttar Pradesh in 1977-78.last_img read more

Football Urban Meyer praises Brendon White in Monday press conference

Ohio State did not have much secondary depth heading into the Nebraska game Saturday. The Buckeyes were without sophomore safety Isaiah Pryor, out with a shoulder impingement, and sophomore cornerback Jeffrey Okudah, out with a groin injury suffered during practice that week. Jordan Fuller did not do Ohio State any favors. The junior safety was ejected from the game in the second quarter after being called for targeting. But sophomore safety Brendon White gave head coach Urban Meyer some hope. He recorded 13 total tackles — two for loss.In his weekly press conference, Meyer would not go as far as to say White’s performance was “refreshing” for the Ohio State defense, noting he is not sure he has used that word in his life. But he said White’s performance was important, especially at a shaky position. “Going back to springtime, safety was not a solidified position. We have to play much better at that spot,” Meyer said. “You had some injuries this week. And obviously the targeting call. And there he is, he’s in the game. And looked out there, you had Shaun Wade at one safety and Brendon White at the other.” Meyer said after the game Saturday he expects Pryor and Okudah to be back for Michigan State. But, with White’s performance, the head coach said he has a decision to make: whether White earned a start even with a healthy secondary. Meyer said that answer will come in the next few days, but, nevertheless, the sophomore safety has earned playing time. “We’re going to find out. He’s certainly going to play. He’s earned that right. He’s practiced. That was coming,” Meyer said. “His practices have been very good the last couple of weeks and coach Grinch made that clear in front of the team after the game. But he’s certainly earned the right to be on the field.” Without a definite starter next to Fuller, Meyer said White will still have to earn the trust of the coaching staff. But after his performance against the Cornhuskers, White will have continued opportunities to grow into that role, Meyer said. Hartline picks up on the recruiting trailEven with the lack of stability with the Ohio State wide receivers heading into the 2018 season, with the firing of former wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator Zach Smith, interim wide receivers coach Brian Hartline did not have time to learn the ropes of recruiting. However, in his new role, Hartline has continued the trend, securing a commitment from 2020 four-star wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba. A Rockwall, Texas, native, Smith-Njigba is the No. 59 wide-receiver recruit in the country and the No. 36 recruit in the start, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. Along with Smith-Njigba, Hartline has helped keep five-star 2019 wide receiver Garrett Wilson, who was at the Nebraska game Saturday, committed to the Buckeyes even after Smith’s firing in July, and added a commitment from 2019 four-star wide receiver Jameson Williams in September. To Meyer, Hartline is doing a very good job in a role he was forced into. “He was thrust into a situation,” Meyer said. “And I think one of the great things he had, he had a veteran group to coach, and he has very good recruiters around here to see how it’s done. He’s been here a couple of years. That’s a positive.” Meyer has not confirmed whether Hartline’s title of interim coach will turn into a full-time role, saying he will “address it at the right time.” read more

Manuel Pellegrini expects more new signings

first_imgThe London Stadium coach Manuel Pellegrini has revealed how early capturing of Ryan Fredericks indicates a sign of more signings to come for West Ham this summer and goes ahead to say his relationship with the club’s owners is perfectly fine.Pellegrin is looking to strengthen his squad as he has been linked with Lazio ace Felipe Anderson and PSG star Javier Pastore for a deal. The former City manager is also very confident that he will have more signings in time to come.“I speak to Mr. Sullivan regularly and we are in agreement about our approach to bringing new players to the club this summer,” said Pellegrini, speaking to Mirror Football.“We have already completed one very exciting signing with Ryan Fredericks coming to the club and we are working hard to bring more to West Ham for the supporters.”Report: Rice is committed to West Ham not a United moveReport: Rice is committed to West Ham not a United move George Patchias – September 4, 2019 Declan Rice is committed to his West Ham contract and not a move to Manchester United.In an interview reported by football.london, Rice opens up…Pellegrini continued by insisting his working relationship with the club’s hierarchy is also healthy.“I need to make it clear that there is absolutely no problem,” he said.“I have been made to feel welcome by everyone at West Ham since my arrival. I already have a very good relationship with the two chairmen.”last_img read more

Agent refuses to comment on Frenkie de Jongs future

first_imgFrenkie de Jong’s agent has given no indication on whether or not his client will be leaving AjaxThe 21-year-old midfielder has emerged as one of Ajax’s brightest prospects in recent years and has caught the interest of Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur.Recently reports have suggested that Real Madrid are now in the race for De Jong and are willing to pay €80m to fend off competition.The 13-time European champions view him an upgrade to Mateo Kovacic, who left on a season-long loan deal at Chelsea.James Rodriguez, Real MadridZidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.“I can neither confirm or deny it,” agent Ali Dursun told Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, via Mundo Deportivo.Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City are also allegedly interested in the midfielder.De Jong himself stated recently that he intends to remain at Ajax for now, while sporting director Marc Overmars announced he will not be leaving Amsterdam in January.last_img read more

Emery Ozil very motivated everday at Arsenal

first_imgArsenal boss Unai Emery commended Mesut Ozil’s motivation following Arsene Wenger’s comments on his international retirementAfter missing Arsenal’s 5-1 thrashing of Fulham last time out, Ozil returned to full training during the international break and has been included in the squad set to face Leicester City on Monday.However, Ozil’s former Arsenal coach Wenger suggested this week that the player’s motivation may have dropped as a result of his retirement from international duty with Germany.But Emery reckons otherwise and praised Ozil’s commitment in a press conference on Thursday.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“We need every player with a very big motivation every day in training and to continue improving and to continue helping us with his quality,” Emery said on Arsenal.com.“It’s the same with Mesut. The motivation is very important for us. We want to find this motivation every day from every player.”Despite being injury concerns, both Arsenal forwards Danny Welbeck and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have also been included in Monday’s squad alongside Ozil.Goalkeeper Petr Cech will undergo last-minute scans to determine whether he will be available after struggling with a hamstring injury.last_img read more

DOT Begins Beaver Loop Road Improvements Pedestrian Pathway Project

first_imgConcurrent with this project, ENSTAR Natural Gas Company is planning to replace their steel distribution lines with flexible HDPE lines. With input from the community and the City of Kenai, a final decision was reached to place the pedestrian pathway along the right side (river side) of Beaver Loop Road. According to the DOT website there will be new right turn lanes added at Bridge Access Road and Kenai Spur Highway. The project is needed because the roadway, ditches, and culverts have deteriorated and require frequent spot repairs, according to the City of Kenai.The improvements will include; new pavement in areas where there are dips and bumps in the roadway, spot repairs will be made to the underlying road subgrade to provide for a smoother longer lasting pavement, a new intersection lighting at Barbara Dr., Angler Dr./Cone Ave., Ames Rd., and Dolchok Ln., and will also include designs for a pedestrian pathway. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Department of Transportation and the City of Kenai have officially begun improvements to the Beaver Loop Road area as well as the construction of the pedestrian pathway project.last_img read more

Wildlife Response Team Respond To Two Juvenile Northern Elephant Seals

first_imgSeals haul out on Alaska beaches when it is time to molt (shed their hair). Molting is a very energetically demanding process for pinnipeds, especially for elephant seals. Elephant seals experience a catastrophic molt where they lose all their fur at once. ASLC operates a 24-hour stranding hotline where trained professionals will walk people through the proper steps to assist an animal in distress. Call 1-888-774-SEAL if you see a sick or injured marine mammal. ASLC Wildlife Response Curator, Jane Belovarac notes, “When elephant seals are in their molt, they can look sickly. They don’t just lose their hair, but they also shed the underlying segments of skin as well.” ASLC professionals are confident that while these animals appear lethargic and injured, it is due to their molt. Both elephant seals that were reported in Seward had robust and healthy body conditions, and did not require veterinary treatment.center_img Wildlife Research Biologist Sharon Melin, with NOAA Fisheries’ Alaska Fisheries Science Center: “While it is unusual to see northern elephant seals on the beaches of Alaska, it is not outside their range of behavior. During their solitary migration, individuals haul out in small numbers all along west coast beaches. After the long migration from California to feeding areas near Alaska, the juvenile seals may have needed to haul out to rest before continuing their migration or foraging activities.”  Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Wildlife Response Team with the Alaska Sealife Center responded to two juvenile northern elephant seals hauled out on the shores of Seward. Since opening in 1998, the Center has only received eleven elephant seal response calls.last_img read more

Giving Tuesday — How To Know Which Charities Are Legit

first_img 00:00 /05:42 Share Listen It’s Giving Tuesday – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving…following Black Friday and Cyber Monday.Today is the day many charities and nonprofits aggressively encourage your donations. You’ve probably come across such pushes online, on social media, via e-mail, by phone and so forth.But how do you know which of those seeking a few bucks from you are on the up and up, and which are…well, not?We ask Dr. Laila Sorurbakhsh, who directs UH-Downtown’s Nonprofit Management master’s program. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Xlast_img read more