Disney Celebrates Party for the Planet This Weekend at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

first_imgShare This!April 22 is Earth Day and to celebrate, the Walt Disney World Resort, specifically Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be celebrating the planet in style this weekend. Party for the Planet will take place for three days, April 20-22 and during the event, Guests are invited to explore and connect with nature with family-friendly experiences and more.Throughout this weekend, Guests will be able to meet some of the park’s animal care experts, animal educators and conservation experts. Here you will be able to see how Disney cares for animals at the parks, as well as works to save endangered species worldwide. Guests will also be able to watch animal feedings and training experiences to learn how the park’s keepers care for these animals.If you’re looking to learn a little more, the park will be offering Tiffins Talks. These are special dining experiences that take place from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. and will feature a unique conversation courtesy of Imagineer, Joe Rhode. Tiffins Talks include a delectable 4-course lunch at Tiffins featuring global dishes, desserts and specialty beverages. Pricing for this dining package is $199 plus tax and gratuity and requires separate park admission. Reservations can be made by calling 407 WDW-DINE.Guests are also invited to meet Joe Rohde at Mombasa Marketplace from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on April 20 and 22, where he will be on hand to sign his own unique artwork, a commemorative lion print that will be on sale throughout the event while supplies last. A wristband will be required to meet Joe Rohde. A limited number of wristbands will be distributed with purchase of the commemorative lion art at the signing location, on the day of each appearance. Only 2 items will be signed per Guest and you cannot bring any personal items to be signed.During the Party for the Planet weekend, Guests should also be on the lookout for the larger-than-life marine debris sculpture celebrating Disneynature Penguins film. The display will be located in the Oasis. Guests will also be able to take part in unique character appearances, special entertainment, and commemorative photo opportunities available with Disney PhotoPass photographers.It’s sure to be a wild time, celebrating our Mother Earth with the Party for the Planet this weekend at Disney’s Animal Kingdom!last_img read more

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Bendigo gets first commercial air service in 30 years

first_imgAustralia’s historic Bendigo. Photo: Robert Merkel, Wikimedia commons. The historic former Australian gold mining town of Bendigo will get its first regular commercial air service in 30 years when Qantas regional subsidiary QantasLink starts flying there from Sydney in 2019.The six days a week route will be the central Victorian city’s first direct link with Sydney and is expected to provide 30,000 seats annually after it starts on March 31.It is expected to shave about fours hours off a round trip compared to driving to and from Melbourne.QantasLink will use its 50-seater Bombardier Q-300 turboprops to fly to Bendigo, the fourth Qantas Group destination in Victoria after Avalon, Mildura and Melbourne.READ: Body slamming a Qantas flight attendant lands worker in jail.“As Australia’s largest regional airline, we know we have an important role to play in connecting communities and making air travel more accessible,” said QantasLink chief executive John Gissing said.“No airline has ever offered regular passenger flights between Bendigo and Sydney– so these flights are a win for both travelers and tourism.“We’re responding to demand from local businesses and industry leaders by adding Bendigo to our network.“The airline worked with the Victorian government, Visit Victoria and City of Greater Bendigo Council to start the new service.Victorian treasurer Tim Pallas described the Sydney flight as a “landmark opportunity” for the city that was expected to attract about 15,000 visitors to the city each year.This would create local jobs, boost tourism and create enormous opportunities for local businesses, he said.City of Greater Bendigo Mayor  Margaret O’Rourke said the access to regular flights presented the city with a great opportunity to further grow its tourism brand, establish business connections and provide residents with more options for leisure travel.The launch of the services follow runway upgrades completed at Bendigo Airport last year and Qantas is offering $A129 one-way promotional fares to kick off the service.The historic Victorian center is the 57th destination on the QantasLink network.last_img read more

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Wireless Profile Synchronization – Enable seamless AMT connectivity in newly discovered wireless networks.

first_imgIf desired, instead of setting the MEPROFILE though PROSet, the registry value can be edited directly:define     ENABLE_USER_ACCEPT 0x10  // accept all USER profiles, no popup#define   ENABLE_USER_BLOCKED 0x20  // reject all USER profiles, no popupOther important points about Profile Synchronization:Only currently connected network is pushed to AMT (discovered networks  are ignored).Both sides of synchronization (OS & AMT) must be enabled:OS side (“push” ): PROSet synchronization is enabled as described aboveAMT side (“accept”): Configured in the Provisioning Profile: “Enable Synchronization” box LMS is required for Profile Synchronization.PROSet communicates with AMT through LMS.Profile Synchronization user acknowledgment: * This can be confusing, particularly during debugging: you connect with Web-UI and don’t see any User Profiles; you may think they are simply not there, which may or may not be the case.  Knowing this would save you some grief during debugging.** User Profiles are saved in User Space that certain applications (Ex. Web-UI) and Re-Provisioning cannot access  or remove. In a previous article, I discussed Link Preference and how it enables better KVM user experience over wireless.  In this article, I will discuss Profile Synchronization, another important capability that makes AMT over wireless a seamless experience.What challenge are we trying to solve?  Although we can configure in advance wireless networks in AMT, but what if the client roams in a new network; one that was never configured before?  You can’t have access to AMT unless AMT is aware of that network.   Profile synchronization solves that problem by pushing the OS’s currently used network’s parameters to AMT.OK, so how does it work?First:  Not all AMT wireless profiles are born equal!AMT defines two types of profiles:Admin profiles: Profiles known in advance and entered by IT administrator (during provisioning or manually using Web-UI for example)User profiles:  Networks discovered by the OS after the client has been deployed.  AMT get User Profiles only though synchronization.Up to 15 Admin Profiles and 8 User Profiles can be defined in AMT.Other key differencesWhile Admin Profiles require TKIP or CCMP with WPA minimum encryption, User Profiles have more relaxed requirements and can be configured with WEP or no encryption.User Profiles are not viewable from Web-UI, only Admin Profiles are viewable *Wireless Profile Synchronization modesProfile Synchronization supports three modes:Normal (default)Whenever the OS connects to a new wireless network the profile is pushed to AMT but requires user acknowledgment before synchronization.Always rejectSynchronization of any new profiles are rejected and no user notification displayed.Always acceptSynchronization accepted with no user notification (“Silent Synchronization”)PROSet is currently the only Wireless Connection Manager that supports Profile Synchronization.The Full PROSet package (except GUI)  must be installed.  The ‘drivers only’ installation does not have the necessary API to support that feature.Install PROSet with the following option to enable/disable synchronization:MEPROFILESYNC=ACCEPT (silently accepts all profile sync)MEPROFILESYNC=BLOCK (silently blocks all profile sync)center_img Create a new profile with the new password.Upon connecting to that network, PROSet synchronization will add the profile to AMT.What happens when max of 8 User profiles reached?When AMT has already maxed out at 8 User Profiles, a newly synchronized network will override the profile that has not been used for the longest time.What happens during provisioning and re-provisioned?Un-Provisioning deletes, as expected, all Admin Profiles as well as User Profiles.Re-Provisioning however is less intuitive:During re-provisioning, only Admin Profiles are deleted (and new ones installed based on what is configured in the provisioning profiles), User Profiles however, are NOT removed ** and although the provisioning process competes successfully it gives warning: “ClearWirelessSettings failed” and “Access Denied”.   The warnings look scary but don’t be alarmed, it only means that user profiles could not be deleted but  that’s not an issue.Here is a screen sample of such warning message after re-provisioning completes: What happens when User Profile password changed?PROSet will NOT synchronize changes in the profile’s password.   The proper procedure to change profile password is:First disconnect and delete the network from PROSetPROSet synchronization will remove the wireless profile from AMT.last_img read more

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