Daisy’s Best Week Ever, September 7, 2017: A Little Bit of Everything

first_imgShare This!Hello, friends! I can’t tell you how happy I am that nothing closed this week at Walt Disney World! 😉 It seems like all I’ve done lately is say goodbye to my favorite, old attractions. So this week I’m saying hello to all four parks, a character meal, and Food & Wine Festival! Let’s get started with a look at Epcot’s iconic entrance all decked out for the festival.So far we’ve only stopped into Epcot for one evening of Food and Wine goodness. During that visit we tried the Seared Scallops, Truffled Celery Root Purée, Brussels Sprouts, and Wild Mushrooms. It was totally stellar! Of course, you can’t go wrong with a trio of cheeses too. These can both be found in the Future World booths. I’m still adjusting to the festival spreading out all over the park.Want to see what else we tried and check out the other three parks? Click to read more.At the top of my list to try was the Loaded Mac ‘n’ Cheese at the new Active Eats booth. I’m really sorry to report that it was awful! 🙁 It had a weird onion taste to it. At least the booth also sold hard sparkling water to wash it down. What a disappointment.We stopped over at the new Light Lab, but they ran out of the glowing donuts. Rather than show photos without them I thought instead I’d show a lovely view at dusk. The weather has been so pleasant in the evenings lately. If you have a chance to visit the festival this year I recommend getting to the park around 6pm for the perfect evening of snacking.I should have had another few booths to feature, but we wandered back to World Showcase and ended up at a restaurant. The French bakery is tough to resist! We still got to enjoy a killer sunset. Which festival items are you curious about or excited to try? Let me know in the comments below so I can check them out!Speaking of beautiful nights in the park, I’ve been spending a lot of time at the Magic Kingdom lately. Halloween is my favorite time of the year and the park looks fantastic. Admittedly, the crowds have been a little nutty now that the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party has started. Below is the crowd waiting for fireworks more than an hour before they started.Of course, seeing that crowd I strolled the other way. Why wait around in a crowd and miss a view like the one below? There was construction for so long that I’m thankful to have these stunning views back. As the sun sunk down into the clouds I watched dozens of ducks curl up for the night in the garden. Oh, to be a Disney duck! 🙂Forgive me for jumping around a bit, but I have to share a couple of character experiences from the Halloween Party. I was so excited to see Lotso in Tomorrowland. He was the only character that I was determined to wait for no matter how long it took. For us, that ended up being about 45 minutes and it was worth it! (Note: he did not smell like strawberries. Whenever a guest would ask he would frantically pantomime that he had showered.)We didn’t plan it, but also ended up meeting Pooh and friends at the Halloween Party. We only waited about 20 minutes and were surprised how quickly the line moved. They were so stinking cute! Each character took a moment with each of us before taking photos. I’m so impressed with the character interactions we’ve had in the parks lately! Who is your favorite character to meet? I’d love to hear your stories in the comments below. 🙂Not party related, but a ton of new merchandise is out for Halloween this year. It’s nice to see they aren’t recycling the same old things. If you see anything you like remember to check out the Disney Parks Shopping App. It works so well that I often use it just because I don’t want to carry things out of the park. They frequently run free shipping promotions and honor any discounts you’d get in the parks.Have you ever visited the parks for Halloween? I know it’s starting earlier and earlier every year, but this is one season I won’t complain about. I think it’s because there isn’t music pumped through the parks all day. It’s really the Christmas music that bugs me for two straight months. I just can’t get enough of views like the one below.Moving over to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, I finally visited for the first time after The Great Movie Ride closed. It was neat to see the new signs advertising the Mickey Mouse ride. We’ll see how it all turns out. Are you exited about this new attraction?I also stopped by to visit Gertie after hearing that she was going to be “renovated” while the lake is drained and repainted. After everything that has changed I really hope they don’t end up pulling her out too. If so I’m going to start taking these changes personally! 😉 Have you ever had ice cream from Gertie?Time to visit our last park: Animal Kingdom. We were poking around looking for breakfast reservations and found Tusker House available for the next day at 8am! I was surprised we were able to get in with so little notice and decided to book it to see what the early morning crowds looked like these days.Entering the park was painless, but onsite resort guests were getting in before 8am and everyone was rushing to Pandora. The crowd heading back to breakfast in Africa was minimal. We were checked in and were seated quickly once we arrived. The buffet was large with lots of choices. All the hot items were along the outside walls with very nice pastries in the center.The dining room was empty when we first got there, but quickly filled and got quite noisy. I guess that isn’t surprising for a character meal! I did find that each table had a bit of extra space here. I’ve felt more “packed in” at other character meals.The food was certainly overpriced, but I was actually impressed with the quality. We both genuinely enjoyed the food. The buffet had standard American breakfast staples, but also some other interesting dishes. Be warned, the curry chicken was so spicy I couldn’t eat it. Otherwise, we didn’t try a single thing we didn’t like.The characters each made it to our table within the space of 45 minutes. They were so patient posing for photos for me and then taking selfies with us. I noticed all the tables next to us had autograph books lined up too. We skipped character meals for a long time, but I’m starting to understand the value and this is one I’d recommend for sure! The extra space and exceptional food put this one near the top of my list. We thought after breakfast that we’d try to get into Pandora, but that was a terrible idea. Everyone in the park was trying to cram in there! We decided to head over to the Safari instead and hopped on with no wait at all. As we were exiting the ride I checked the My Disney Experience App and scored a Na’vi River Journey FastPass+ for 9:30am! I find that people cancel their FastPass+ after riding in the morning so keep checking. With that we were on our way to Pandora.Everyone talks about Pandora at night, but I think the views are so much better during the day. This is the view from the FastPass+ queue for Na’vi River Journey. I just can’t get over how pretty this land turned out. Fingers crossed the new movies can make us all fall in love with the Avatar brand.If the rides in this land are any indication, I think they can. This week I finally got to ride all the way through without someone taking flash pictures. (Why do people do this??!) This ride is so tranquil and unique, it’s a shame that so many people ruin it with constant flashes. I guess that’s just the price for being the newest ride at Walt Disney World. 🙂That’s it for this time. Thanks for joining me for another week of fun! Please let me know if you have requests for next time around. Until then – I hope you’re having the best week ever.last_img read more

Feedly Launches a River of News

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market At the beginning of this month, we told you about Feedly, a Firefox extension for Google Reader users that provides an alternative UI for reading through the news. The Feedly UI lays out your feeds magazine-style while also including a number of other features such as Twitter and FriendFeed integration as well as integration with Google Search. However, despite the richness of what Feedly has to offer, heavy RSS users said they could not really use the application because it did not allow them to quickly scan their feeds like they could in Google Reader.Feedly’s developer, Edwin Khodabakchian, admits that heavy RSS readers aren’t really the core audience for Feedly, but he decided to create a “river of news” view for them (ahem, us) anyway. This new view is available by clicking the river icon on the top-left of Feedly’s navigation bar. The resulting view looks like this:Feedly’s River of NewsThis new river view offers the following features:Longer lists of 200+ articles, loaded on demand as you scroll. Ability to set various type of filters: unread, category, subscription. Keyboard shortcuts – the same as Google ReaderAbility to click on the summary of an article and expand it inline. Ability to play video and listen to podcasts directly from the list. Google Reader-like ability to automatically mark articles as read while scrolling Summize-like notifications when new articles are published. Now even sophisticated RSS users can have the best of both worlds – quick access to all of Feedly’s features while also being able to scan the news almost as fast as in Google Reader itself. Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img sarah perez Tags:#Product Reviews#RSS & Feeds#RSS Readers#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Cloud Computing: Cloud Charisma Only Goes so Far

first_imgDespite the inundating buzz of the cloud in the tech media over the last few years, it seems hard to believe that there can be anyone that doesn’t have a clue about what the cloud is all about.   But a recent survey by Citrix found that a majority of people not directly connected to technology don’t have a clue about what the cloud is all about.  After all, it’s taken Larry Ellison five years from his comment in 2007 when he asked “What the hell is the cloud?” to 2012 when he said that “I like the word ‘cloud’‘”.  Although the reason he says that he’s changed his mind is that the cloud has become something of a “charismatic brand‘.The Citrix report found that it’s not that people haven’t heard of the cloud, it’s just that they don’t know exactly what it is.  59% of people have heard enough about it to say that the cloud is the ‘future of the workplace’, yet about a third think that the cloud is a concept that isn’t yet available.  51 percent said they though that inclement weather could adversely affect cloud performance — could they be remembering the news that heavy storms in late June brought down Amazon servers along with electricity to millions of people?  54 percent said that they don’t use ‘the cloud’, yet when asked whether they do on-line shopping or banking, 95 percent said that they already do.While the cloud has a lot of charisma in the tech world,  it seems clear that vendors still have a lot of educating to do to get the word out to everybody else.Kim DeCarlis, vice president of corporate marketing at Citrix, said that “this survey clearly shows that the cloud phenomenon is taking root in our mainstream culture, yet there is still a wide gap between the perceptions and realities of cloud computing.  The most important takeaway from this survey is that the cloud is viewed favorably by the majority of Americans, and when people learn more about the cloud they understand it can vastly improve the balance between their work and personal lives.”last_img read more

Citizen launches ‘Citizen Land E-2100 Series’

first_imgCitizen’s new Promaster sports watches are a work of art, an amalgamation of style and accuracy.The AV 0020-55A is packed with features such as a 12-hour chronograph, intervals of one-fifth of a second alarm, 20 bar water resistance and titanium carbide coating. Added to these is a sapphire glass (non-reflective,Citizen’s new Promaster sports watches are a work of art, an amalgamation of style and accuracy.The AV 0020-55A is packed with features such as a 12-hour chronograph, intervals of one-fifth of a second alarm, 20 bar water resistance and titanium carbide coating. Added to these is a sapphire glass (non-reflective coating) and a stainless steel case and band.The watch can run for six months on a fully charged battery and is equipped with a power reserve indicator to warn of a dying battery.last_img read more

Right time to elevate Virat Kohli as Test captain: Ian Chappell

first_imgVirat Kohli slammed centuries in both the innings of the Adelaide Test.Former Australia captain Ian Chappell feels India Test skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has passed his use-by-date and it’s the perfect time to make Virat Kohli a full-time leader for the longest version of the game.India’s stand-in skipper, Kohli scored centuries in both the innings and led a bold run chase on the final day to put his team within touching distance of winning the first Test before a batting collapse led to a 48-run defeat for the visitors in Adelaide.”Kohli’s performance over three and a half days must have tempted the selectors into thinking now is the right time to elevate him to full-time Test captaincy. There’s no doubt that MS Dhoni has passed his use-by-date as a Test captain, and this seems the perfect time to enact the changeover,” Chappell wrote in his column for ESPNcricinfo. “Kohli, India’s stand-in captain but potential full-time leader, countered with an innings marked by plenty of physical courage, producing a glittering array of shots after receiving a fearful blow to the head.”Kohli’s innings issued a strong challenge to his own team and sent a simple but forceful message to his opponents: we will not be brushed aside as easily as the last time we were in Australia,” he wrote.However, the 71-year-old, who captained Australia between 1971 and 1975, said Kohli’s inability to keep his emotions in check during an altercation on the fourth day of the match has raised some concerns.advertisement”The one issue that has always clouded the future of Kohli as a captain raised its ugly head in Adelaide when his emotions got the better of him as a second on-field altercation erupted,” Chappell wrote.”Whereas in the first outbreak of hostilities Kohli remained calm and acted wisely in soothing some of his agitated team-mates, this time his frustration boiled over. He inflamed a debate that started with Rohit Sharma querying Smith’s method of kicking his offspinners, and then refused to be placated by the umpires’ attempts to get the game back on to an even keel.”This is a young Indian side, full of potential and the desire to establish its competitive credentials. As a player, Kohli has indicated he’ll be buoyed by the leadership duties, not weighed down by them. However, his petulance on day four raised doubts about his ability to provide the calm, thoughtful presence that could mould the team’s potential into a combative winner.”last_img read more

2 days agoTen Hag: Ajax and Chelsea have same philosophy of play

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ten Hag: Ajax and Chelsea have same philosophy of playby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAjax coach Erik ten Hag insists they’re underdogs facing Chelsea tonight.Despite last season’s run to the Champions League semis, Ten Hag says Chelsea are the superior team.Ten Hag said: “Last season is the past. We must forget it and think about the future and what we are doing now. “Chelsea is a different team as with the coach as well as in performance.”We are not favourites against Chelsea. They resemble us because they have the same philosophy of play, they want to keep the ball and press high in the non-possession phase. The field after the Amsterdam Music Festival? It will hold, I’m sure. They all worked hard so that the game could be played without problems.” last_img read more

BC heads to court over pipeline jurisdiction as builder says doubt warranted

first_imgVICTORIA – British Columbia has announced it will head to court by month end to clarify the province’s jurisdiction over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.Also Wednesday, the CEO of the pipeline’s builder, Kinder Morgan said the events of recent days have reinforced his concerns about the viability of the $7.4-billion project.Steve Kean said during an earnings report that the company suspended work on non-essential activities earlier this month because the investment may be “untenable for a private party to undertake,” and recent days have “confirmed” those views.The construction project has been the subject of growing friction, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau summoning the premiers of Alberta and B.C. to Ottawa for talks and Alberta introducing legislation designed to restrict fuel shipments to B.C.Kinder Morgan set a May 31 deadline to determine if the expansion will go ahead, prompting Trudeau’s Liberals to start private, financial talks with the U.S.-based company.Premier John Horgan said his New Democrat government’s reference case will be filed in B.C.’s Court of Appeal by April 30 and it will seek to clarify the province’s rights to protect its coast and economy from an oil products spill.He said the reference case could have implications in provincial-federal relations that go beyond the current dispute.“We believe we have jurisdiction to protect the interests of British Columbians,” Horgan said at a news conference to announce government housing development initiatives.“Our neighbouring province disagrees with that, the federal government disagrees with that,” he said. “In my conversations with the prime minister over the weekend he said, ‘Why can’t we work this out now? ‘ I said, ‘That’s fine, you and I can work this out but what about the next government in Ottawa or the next government in Victoria and on and on and on?’ “Horgan also raised concerns about Indigenous rights over the project. More than 30 First Nations along the pipeline route have agreements with the company, but others are in opposition.“I just reject the notion that this is a majority-rule situation,” he said. “These are rights and title holders and those rights and title holders have to be acknowledged and have to be respected.”Jim Carr, federal Natural Resources Minister, said the government in Ottawa is looking to introduce legislation to reassert Canada’s constitutional authority to build and expand pipelines.The federal government has repeatedly rejected B.C.’s invitations to join the reference case, saying it already has authority over pipelines.B.C. Environment Minister George Heyman said Wednesday the province believes it has the right to protect its environment and economy from an oil products spill.“The process is about B.C.’s right under the Constitution to regulate against the deleterious impacts on the environment, on the economy, on provincial interests of a project, whether it’s an interprovincial project or a provincial project.”Attorney General David Eby said the province will take its case to the B.C. Court of Appeal, the highest court that it is able to refer such questions under the province’s Constitutional Question Act.The details of the action and the question or questions the government will ask the court to determine are still being worked out by lawyers and must be approved by the New Democrat government’s cabinet, he said.Eby said the province is aware of the time factors involved and is hopeful of a speedy ruling.“Everybody wants clarity around this so we’ll be moving and we are moving as quickly as we can,” he said.Alberta’s government said B.C.’s legal move is just another pipeline roadblock.Alberta Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd said the law around the issue has already been settled and that it’s clear the federal government has the final say on interprovincial pipelines.“They (the B.C. government) continue to play political games,” she said.“They continue to try to frustrate investors (and) erode investor confidence, but what I can say is we are prepared to pull the rug out from under them.”She said the rug allusion refers to ongoing talks with Alberta and the federal government to buy into the pipeline project to ensure it gets completed.Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe said his province is preparing to introduce oil restriction legislation similar to Alberta’s, which is likely to send fuel prices in B.C. sky high.— With files from Dean Bennettlast_img read more

We have made an offer to America to help resolve difficult trade

first_imgNew Delhi: The commerce ministry, after consulting various departments like IT and agriculture, has made an offer to the US to resolve trade issues between the two countries, Union Minister Suresh Prabhu said Wednesday. The US is demanding greater market access for its agricultural, dairy products and medical devices. Besides, it is seeking reduction in import duties on certain IT products and increasing their exports to bridge trade deficit with India. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalPrabhu said that whatever the US is asking from India is concerned with different ministries, including IT and agriculture. “We have consulted all the ministries and we have given them an offer,” the commerce and industry minister said when asked about the steps being taken to resolve trade issues with America. However, he did not disclose the details of the offer. Although officials of India and the US have been negotiating a trade package, America last month announced to withdraw benefits being provided by them to Indian exports under their Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) programme. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostThe US has decided to go ahead with its decision to scrap the preferential trade benefit under GSP scheme after 60 days, which is expected to impact India’s exports to the US worth USD 5.6 billion under this programme. Prabhu said that in the last one year, the US exports to India have increased by about 48 per cent and it does not include defence purchases made. He also said that India would like to buy about 1,000 aircrafts from the world and the US could be one of the potential suppliers. Defence purchases and this kind of procurement is going to change the things dramatically with regard to trade balance, he added. India’s exports to the US in 2017-18 stood at USD 47.9 billion, while imports were USD 26.7 billion. The trade balance is in the favour of India. When asked about the government’s plan to send an official delegation to the US for holding consultations, the minister said: “we have not yet decided”. Trade experts have stated that trade dialogue will help in resolving the issues as the US is one of the largest trading partners of India. The US is one of the few countries with which India has a trade surplus. Replying to a question about the reason behind extending the deadline again and again on imposing retaliatory tariffs on 29 US products, Prabhu said the US has not yet stopped the GSP benefits to Indian exporters. The government has extended the deadline to impose retaliatory customs duties on products, including almond, walnut and pulses, till May 2. As part of the proposed trade package, India is pressing for exemption from the high duty imposed by the US on certain steel and aluminium products, resumption of export benefits to certain domestic products under their GSP, greater market access for its products from agriculture, automobile, automobile components and engineering sectors. Prabhu said India’s exports are expected to reach $32.38 billion in March, the highest in any month so far, on account of healthy growth in sectors such as pharmaceuticals. He said that exports would cross USD 331 billion mark in the 2018-19 fiscal year. “We will at least have USD 331 billion (in 2018-19) and in the month of March, we will have USD 32.38 billion, the highest ever in any month,” he added. He said that for the “first time”, India has crossed USD 19 billion figure in pharma exports this fiscal. The commerce ministry will release the trade data on April 15. Prabhu said that the country’s exports were declining for long time but now “this year, we would have record exports”. The figures in 2018-19 would be the highest ever at a time when there is a worst scenario in the world trade front, he said. The outbound shipments are growing because of concerted efforts by the ministry in the last one year, the minister said. “We created a matrix between every product and every geography. Secondly, we had done series of road shows,” Prabhu said adding export potential was tapped in regions such as Africa and Latin America. The ministry also held several meetings with then line ministries including food, agri, pharma and IT ministry to resolve issues hindering exports. The World Trade Organisation (WTO) yesterday stated that the global trade will continue to face strong headwinds this year and in 2020 after growing slower-than-expected in 2018, due to rising trade tensions and increased economic uncertainty. The minister said that India is recording a healthy growth in exports despite the fact that countries are putting barriers and following protectionist measures.last_img read more

Team clown has Buckeyes eyeing regular season title

The No. 23 Ohio State women’s soccer team (13-4-1, 7-2-0) has received a lift this season — on and off the field — from a self-proclaimed “clown.” Junior forward Paige Maxwell leads the Buckeyes in goals and points, with nine and 19, respectively. Maxwell said her self-confidence and personality have translated into on-field success this season. “I pretty much keep a loose attitude,” Maxwell said. “I’m loud, sometimes obnoxious, but there’s a goofy side to me, and that’s how I deal with things. I’m kind of the clown of the team.” A native of Medina, Ohio, Maxwell credited her team for allowing her to bring out her jokester mentality. “I’m comfortable in my own skin,” Maxwell said. “When I’m in a comfortable environment, just my personality shines even more because I feel comfortable. Life’s funny, it can’t be taken too seriously.” Maxwell’s career at OSU got off to a fast start as she led the Buckeyes in goals her freshman season, with eight, and was selected as the team’s offensive MVP. A knee injury set Maxwell back her sophomore season — she started only eight games for OSU but still led the team in goals, with six. “Last year, I was really hurt and I was in a lot of pain, so my place last year was coming off the bench, and I’d try to do what I could,” Maxwell said. “This year I definitely think I add a different attribute to the team. I’m older, so everything comes with more experience and just especially the time, with this being my third year here, you keep learning things.” Of Maxwell’s nine goals this season, four have been game-winning scores, including overtime goals against Penn State and Northwestern. Maxwell’s ability to find the back of the net at the right times this season has been crucial for a Buckeye team looking to earn at least a share of its first Big Ten title in program history. OSU coach Lori Walker said Maxwell’s personality has played a role in the forward’s clutch performances. “Paige is the kind of player who was built to have responsibility on the field,” Walker said. “We know she’s got a pretty positive attitude about everything. Her outlook on life is pretty upbeat, and so it takes a lot to rattle her confidence. If she misses one shot, we know it’s not going to roll over into the next. She’s pretty consistent in that way.” Chance to clinch The Buckeyes missed an opportunity to clinch a share of the conference title when they dropped a 1-0 decision to Indiana (6-11-1, 2-7-0) on Sunday. They play Friday against Michigan State (9-5-4, 3-3-3). A win over the Spartans would clinch OSU at least a share of the Big Ten title and potentially an outright title, should Penn State (9-8-1, 7-2-0) suffer a loss or earn a draw against Michigan (10-3-4, 5-2-2) on Sunday. If both OSU and Penn State lose or draw this weekend, Wisconsin (10-4-4, 7-1-2) would earn the conference crown. Walker said she’s trying to keep her team focused on beating Michigan State. “We were a little unfocused last week, and that was the sense that we had with the Indiana game, … that we were kind of looking ahead to things,” Walker said. “I think they learned their lesson. All we’re worried about right now is each day, and playing good soccer is our No. 1 priority, and just our work rate has gotten us to where we are.” read more

Mens Volleyball No 14 Ohio State fights injuries ahead of matches against

Then-sophomore outside hitter Reese Devilbiss hits the ball over the net during the final set of No. 3 Ohio State’s match against No. 8 Penn State on Jan. 28, 2018 in St. John Arena. The Buckeyes defeated the Nittany Lions in straight sets (25-19, 25-15, 25-17) to pick up their fifth win of the season. Credit: Aliyyah Jackson | Senior ReporterWhen the No. 14 Ohio State men’s volleyball team steps onto the court in St. John Arena this weekend, it will look significantly different than it has this season. The Buckeyes (3-4, 0-1 MIVA) will take on Saint Francis University (4-3) and Lincoln Memorial University (5-2) without their top two setters — freshman Luke Lentin and senior Sanil Thomas — and the nation’s top scorer: sophomore opposite hitter Jake Hanes. Thomas and Lentin join junior setter Andrew Hillman, who hasn’t played this season after he sustained an injury during fall training, ensuring the Buckeyes will need to be creative in order to fill the setter position moving forward. Head coach Pete Hanson said junior libero Chase Moothart and freshman libero Parker Mikesch are two players who will fill some gaps for the Buckeyes. “You don’t need a whole lot out of everybody, you need a little bit from each guy,” Hanson said. “We’re just kind of that team right now because we’ve got some young guys playing.” Hanson said having older players on the court will help Ohio State play as a cohesive unit. One of the oldest players on the court, redshirt senior libero Aaron Samarin, said he tries to take ownership of his role as a leader with the new faces on the court. “[I] try to make them feel more comfortable,” Samarin said. “I know they have a lot of energy, and I think if we try to control that and focus it more on comfort and confidence in their play, then we’ll see a lot of positives.” On Friday, the Buckeyes will face a Saint Francis team coming off a 3-1 victory against McKendree. The Red Flash are led by redshirt freshman outside hitter Michael Fischer, who has tallied 102 kills and four aces. The Buckeyes have only lost one of the 34 meetings between the Red Flash since 1993. On Saturday, the Buckeyes will take on Lincoln Memorial, which beat Queens in straight sets in their last match. Junior opposite hitter and setter Evan Cory leads the Railsplitters with 94 kills, 33 digs and 20 aces. This will be the first meeting between Lincoln Memorial and Ohio State in the two teams’ histories. Junior outside hitter Reese Devilbiss will return to the court this weekend after a two-week absence due to a concussion suffered in practice. “It’s been a long two weeks,” Devilbiss said. “It’s tough to see the guys go out there without you each match.” Hanson said he’s looking forward to having Devilbiss back this weekend. “Reese is a real steadying influence for us,“ Hanson said. “He’s the key to our passing and quite frankly, that was a part of our game that really went south on us.” Ohio State takes on Saint Francis at 7 p.m. on Friday and Lincoln Memorial at 8 p.m. on Saturday at St. John Arena. read more