Details About Disney’s Riviera Resort

first_imgAs far as accommodations go, Disney’s Riviera Resort, the deluxe Disney Vacation Club resort is slated to offer approximately 300 family-friendly vacation homes include Deluxe Studios, 1-Bedroom Villas, 2-Bedroom Villas, 3-Bedroom Grand Villas, and new for DVC, Tower Studios. The Tower Studios will be unique to Disney’s Riviera Resort and will accommodate up to 2 Guests. Tower Studios will feature a kitchenette, drawers and a cleverly hidden pull-down queen-size bed that just as easily tucks away to reveal a comfortable lounge-worthy space.©Disney For table service, Guests can stop at Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera. (Topolino means Mickey Mouse, for those who don’t know.) The restaurant will be found on the rooftop of the resort is will feature regional delights at this signature dining experience. Inside, Guests can watch as their meal is prepared at the exclusive expo kitchen or wood burning grill. Guests will be able to pair their meal with a glass of wine from an impressive collection of wines sourced from the Mediterranean coast. Throughout the restaurant, a stunning visual aesthetic is created through modern interpretations of textures, colors, carved details, and stonework found in ancient villages along the Riviera. In the mornings, Topolino’s Terrace will also include a prix-fixe character breakfast.Moving to quick service options, enjoy Primo Piatto. This will be a trattoria that serves up tasty cuisine and grab and go items. Next there’s the Le Petit Cafe, which will be found in the lobby and will be a great spot for a cup of coffee or latte. In the evening, the location transforms to a wine bar. Finally, there will be the Bar Riva, which will be a poolside bar that serves European and Mediterranean fare.©Disney Of course, there will be a couple of pools for Guests to enjoy. The Riviera Pool will be the family opton with a picturesque pool that will even have a own pool slide that winds around a stately column tower. There will also be the S’il Vous Play, an interactive water play area for kids that’s inspired by the grand European public fountains and will feature a ballet of friendly Fantasia characters. For those looking for a bit more relaxation, consider visiting the quieter Beau Soleil Pool.Disney’s Riviera Resort will feature plenty of other recreation options, including the Voyageurs’ Lounge. This will be a quiet study that will feature décor inspired by a collection of book titles that Walt Disney gathered during his travels to Europe and other far-off places. Outside on the activity lawn, there will be a chess lawn and bocce ball court, as well as a fire pit. Guests looking to get their fitness on can do so at the Athlétique Fitness Center. There will also be a walking/jogging path for Guests to utilize.©Disney Share This!Earlier today, it was announced that reservations are now available for Disney’s Riviera Resort, however now, we have a few more details about what Guests will be able to expect when they walk into the doors of this new resort that has the goal of celebrating the grandeur of Europe.©Disneycenter_img Guests will arrive and see a palm tree-lined boulevard and will be welcomed with grand archways and porticos to the tower and terraces. In the main lobby, Guests will find a mix of modern and classic 20th-Century furnishings, as well as unique art celebrating beloved Disney Characters and icons. Outside, Guests will find beautiful gardens, bubbling fountains, lush landscaping and a serene waterfront.There will be a number of dining establishments at Disney’s Riviera Resort that range from quick service, to table service.©Disney Of course, one of the big draws of this new Disney Vacation Club property is that will will include the Disney Skyliner gondola system. Guests will be able to easily visit Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.Disney’s Riviera Resort will be the first all-new, stand-alone Disney Vacation Club property at Walt Disney World since 2004. While reservations are now available for December 2019, the official grand opening date of the resort will be announced at a later date.last_img read more

Goats and rural development

first_img29 August 2002Podi-Boswa (Pty) Ltd has given much-needed hope to a North West province community traumatised by the closure of local platinum mines. Spearheaded by Grace Masuku, the Podi-Boswa – which means “goat, our inheritance’ – makes up to R2 000 per goat from the animal’s meat, milk and skin.With the support of the World Conservation Union (IUCN), the Agricultural Research Council and the Department of Trade and Industry’s Community Public-Private Partnership Programme, Podi-Boswa combines the power of indigenous knowledge and the value of a natural resource to give a sustainable livelihood to over 1 000 people who had been living on the brink of despair.The project is a successful rural development project that could provide a good model for sustainable development in similar outlying areas in South Africa. The business model could also be used in other developing countries where subsistence agriculture and farming is common.Podi-Boswa started in 2000, and grew to the point where, currently, it involves almost 30 villages in the province, and trains young people to make goat leather handbags, belts and purses. These products are marketed to the South African tourism industry.Grace Masuku with some of the women from her villagePodi-Boswa is one of the eight Southern African enterprises being showcased at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in August as part of an initiative of the IUCN.The IUCN is profiling these eight entrepreneurs in the hope of showing the world that there is another way that works when it comes to sustainable development, and to provide much-needed exposure for these projects.This will enable community-based natural resource enterprises take their place in local and global economies and get their issues placed on policy agendas.Asked what the Summit exposure would mean for the communities that are benefiting from Podi-Boswa, project leader Grace Masuku highlighted the things that the project needs for significant growth. These include an abattoir and a tannery – existing abattoirs are far from the villages – technical expertise, and research for better practices and product development.“We hope that by going to the World Summit on Sustainable Development, we can get the support needed to develop our project’, says Masuku.Source: International Marketing Council Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

New HTML5 Web Conferencing from Zoho is Smooth & Lightweight

first_imgTags:#Product Reviews#web Related Posts marshall kirkpatrick A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… If you use web conferencing services to view other peoples’ desktops, you know how clunky they often feel. Long load times, heavy demands on your CPU, browser incompatibilities at launch – no fun. That’s why it’s exciting to see web office company Zoho launch a new lightweight HTML5 web conference viewer that runs in the browser. It seems to run really well, too.Zoho said this morning that the new viewing option is faster than the company’s Java, ActiveX and Flash options, it’s secure and can play nicely with corporate firewalls. Presenters can set up meetings to display in HTML5 by default, but this new option is only for viewers. Participants seeking to present their own desktops will need to switch to the Java or ActiveX options.There’s a demo available at this link. It’s not clear to me whether this viewer can be embedded in other web pages like Zoho’s Flash version can be. The demo page asks you if you’d like to install the Java app but you don’t need to just to view it. That prompt really ought to be fixed, if possible.We wrote about Zipcast from SlideShare in February. That service works quite well, too. It has a more public, broadcasting, feel to it whereas this new Zoho product feels like Webex – just better. Simpler, no doubt, but I know I rarely need advanced features and would trade them for joy of use.When standard, non-proprietary, lightweight web-based technologies become available for online communication, that’s good for users. It certainly makes me feel like a problem has been solved and I’m ready to see what vendors like this move on to enabling next. Now we’ll see if anyone doing any of the many remote demos I view each week moves off of the big platforms and switches to one of these.last_img read more

Excessive heat warning issued through Saturday

first_imgThe National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning from Wednesday through Saturday.NWS meteorologist Jon Carney says a broad area of high pressure is cutting down on our storm chances, and heating things up in mid-Missouri.“It’s really important to stay hydrated and try to keep cool,” Carney says. “Heat is very dangerous and I think a lot of people don’t really realize just how dangerous it can be and how quickly heat stress can kind of creep up on you.”Heat index readings may make it feel like 110 degrees at times. It looks like we’ll have highs in the 90’s until Monday.last_img read more

Police Warns Perpetrators of Cybercrimes

first_img He said that since 2012, Jamaica has seen its fair share of cybercrimes “from unauthorised access, bullying, revenge porn, and cyber espionage with the trend steady and consistent each year.” Story Highlights The police is warning perpetrators of cybercrimes that they will be apprehended and dealt with decisively. The police is warning perpetrators of cybercrimes that they will be apprehended and dealt with decisively.Head of the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime (C-TOC) Branch of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Fitz Bailey, who gave the warning, said that the JCF is committed to protecting Jamaicans from such criminal activity.He said that since 2012, Jamaica has seen its fair share of cybercrimes “from unauthorised access, bullying, revenge porn, and cyber espionage with the trend steady and consistent each year.”He noted also that too many individuals “are posting material that are degrading, defaming, lewd, and rude, (which) can cause people to feel embarrassed, threatened or placed in fear.”“Those (police working in) cybercrimes can tell you that we have seen these things on a regular basis. We have seen many persons crying and begging us for help,” he added.ACP Bailey was addressing a Cyber Security Business Leaders’ Forum at the Knutsford Court Hotel, St. Andrew on October 26.The National Cyber Security Awareness Day event was held under the theme: ‘Cyber Security, Our Shared Responsibility, from the Boardroom to All Rooms.’Meanwhile, Head of the Jamaica Cyber Incident Response Team (JaCIRT), Dr. Moniphia Hewling, said that measures are being put in place to counter cybercrimes, which she noted, pose a threat to all countries and societies.“We are all vulnerable and the increased incidents and cyber criminal activities place our critical infrastructure, our organisations, our children, everyone at risk,” she said. Head of the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime (C-TOC) Branch of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Fitz Bailey, who gave the warning, said that the JCF is committed to protecting Jamaicans from such criminal activity.last_img read more