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It's Great To Be A Georgia Bulldog Head Coach
What an incredible week for The University of Georgia Bulldogs and all of their fans. But it could be an even more incredible and lucrative week for head coach Kirby Smart. According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, Smart will receive a $600,000 bonus for making it into the national championship game. He’ll get another $400,000 if the Bulldogs win the title. Reportedly Smart will get an extra $200,000 for finishing in the top-5 in the polls after earning an extra $400,000 for winning the SEC Championship and $150,000 for coaching awards.
Disney Does Away With “Do Not Disturb”
Folks vacationing in Disney may find it a bit harder to sleep in on their next trip. Disney World has just instituted some new security measures at several of their properties that has resulted in the doing away with the customary “Do Not Disturb” sign. Disney World guests staying at their three monorail resorts, the Grand Floridian, Polynesian and Contemporary resorts, will now only have “Room Occupied” signs in their rooms instead of the “Do Not Disturb” sign, and those new signs won’t prevent staff from coming into your room.
Previously, staffers would bypass any room displaying a “Do Not Disturb” sign, but now, according to Disney’s new policy, Disney employees are now required to check a hotel room at least once a day to guarantee “the safety and security of gests and property.” They can enter a room “for any purpose,” although guests will be given notice, since staffers must knock and announce themselves before entering.
It is believed the new rules, which are being rolled out in the coming weeks, are in response to the shooting at Las Vegas’ Route 91 Festival earlier this year. Just like the Mandalay Bay, the hotel from which the shooter fired at concertgoers, the three hotels with the new policy all have vantage points into crowded areas.
Source: Fox News
Chocolate Shortage By 2050
Among the many consequences of climate change is one we should all be afraid of: a chocolate shortage.
A new report says that rising temperatures could make many rain forests uninhabitable for cacao plants by the year 2050. That would force production into higher altitudes -- and there's less real estate higher up on mountains. It would also disrupt the ecology of those mountainous areas.
But there is hope: Researchers at the University of California are working on developing a sturdier cacao plant that could withstand drier climates. (USA Today)
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