Holiday Events Begin at the Magic Kingdom

first_imgShare This!©Rikki NiblettWasn’t it just Halloween and now BAM! it’s Christmas. It is the most glorious time of the year at the Magic Kingdom and the park is getting ready to celebrate with you!First, it’s time to get your Jingle on – that is the Jingle Cruise. This holiday overlay of the Jungle Cruise in Adventureland sees the Skippers who are homesick during the holiday season, so they decided to create their own festive fun with homemade decorations, gifts, and more. The boat dock area has been decorated and the boats have been renamed with fun holiday themes. In addition, many of the show scenes have been decorated too, like the gorilla camp, the temple, and even Ginger and Smiley. The jokes take on a fun holiday spin too, with holiday-inspired laughs. The Jingle Cruise overlay will last through the holiday season. One of the best parts of celebrating the holiday season at the Magic Kingdom is the Frozen Holiday Wish castle lighting show. This show is simply spectacular and words do not do it justice. The is gorgeous show features Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and even Olaf; ending with the traditional castle lighting ceremony, with Elsa turning the palace into an icy wonderland. During Frozen Holiday Wish, Cinderella Castle lights up each evening with more than 200,000 white shimmering lights, causing the castle to appear as though it has been frosted over.Other entertainment offerings will see holiday overlays as well. Those include a new segment for the brand new Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire. There will be an all-new finale scene which will include new costumes, décor, choreography, and a new original song celebrating the season. The show is found on the Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage and includes Mickey and his troupe of Merry Makers and is performed multiple times a day.In addition, holiday overlays will occur for the Move It! Shake It! Dance and Play It! Street Party, The Dapper Dans, and the holiday version of the Main Street Trolley Show.We love the holiday season at the Magic Kingdom and are excited to get to experience it again this year.last_img read more

Photo library: South Africa at work 15

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download South Africa at Work contact sheet (1.5MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Hoedspruit, Limpopo province: Mango-picking at New Dawn farm. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopo province: Mango-picking at New Dawn farm. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopo province: Willie Frost sorting mangoes after fruit picking at New Dawn farm. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopo province: Willie Frost sorting mangoes after fruit picking at New Dawn farm. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopo province: Loading picked mangoes at New Dawn farmPhoto: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopo province: From left, Anna Mathebula, Dahine Mokope, Chepeseyep Thehthe, Florence Moropane and Joyce Mathebula slicing mangoes at New Dawn farm. The mangoes are then washed in a sterilising bath before being packed on trays for drying. The fruit is dried in kilns for 12 and 16 hours depending on the water content. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopo province: From left, Richard Mohlala and Neina Mohlala packing sliced mangoes for drying at New Dawn farm. The fruit is dried in kilns for between 12 and 16 hours depending on the water content. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopo province: A man staffs a phone booth at an informal market on the road to Acornhoek. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopo province: Hawkers at an informal roadside market. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image SOUTH AFRICA AT WORK 15: {loadposition saatwork}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at janinee@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.last_img read more

Transnet offers bursaries to engineering students

first_imgTransnet is fully owned by the South African government but operates as a corporate entity. It has five operating divisions: Transnet freight rail, Transnet rail engineering, Transnet national ports authority, Transnet port terminals, and Transnet pipelines. (Image: MediaClub.com)• Viwe Tlaleane Media LiaisonTransnet+27 11 308 2384Viwe.Tlaleane@transnet.net• A boost for engineering skills • Investing in African youth • Maths and science the fun way • Can drive raises R8.5m for education • More women engineers for South AfricaMelissa Jane CookOver the centuries, the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World have inspired people with their engineering feats. They have motivated generations to create their own enormous structures that are both beautiful and functional.But it is not all about inspiration; there is also a lot of hard work involved. The first step to constructing such ventures is a sound education in engineering. Transnet, which needs infrastructure for the smooth running of transport across the country, needs engineers. With this in mind, it offers bursaries in the engineering disciplines of civil, electrical (heavy current), electronics, mechanical, mechatronics, industrial, and metallurgy (physical).The number of bursaries awarded by the enterprise each year is determined by the employment needs of Transnet and its capital investment programme, the Market Demand Strategy. Engineering students who receive Transnet bursaries are potential employees, depending on what vacancies are available in the parastatal once they have successfully completed their studies. In the financial year to March 2013, it continued to sponsor more than 300 students in their second, third and fourth years of study. It also awarded 122 full-time engineering bursaries to first-year students in various disciplines, compared to 60 in the previous financial year.Skills development is an important pillar of Transnet’s R307-billion ($27-billion) Market Demand Strategy, which covers its investment in infrastructure. It places a specific emphasis on developing and training engineers, technicians and artisans. There are as many as 2 000 apprentices undergoing training at any given time.“The company will spend R8.275-billion on training by 2018/19, including R4.7-billion on bursaries and grants,” says the group chief executive, Brian Molefe.Freight logisticsThe parastatal is the largest and most crucial part of the freight logistics chain in the country, and is behind South Africa’s national transport businesses, including ports and rail. Transnet is fully owned by the South African government but operates as a corporate entity. It has five operating divisions: Transnet freight rail, Transnet rail engineering, Transnet national ports authority, Transnet port terminals, and Transnet pipelines.In the financial year to March 2013, Transnet had 64 352 employees. The company has operations in all nine provinces. “The five operating divisions, supported by company-wide specialist functions, give meaning to our philosophy of ‘One Company, One Vision,’” Molefe says. “State-owned companies and major business have a responsibility to step forward, invest and create jobs.”Matriculants who qualify for tertiary level studies in engineering are encouraged to apply for a bursary to study at a South African institution. Requirements include:• Grade 12/matric;• Pure mathematics with a minimum pass of 60%;• Physical science with a minimum pass of 60%; and,• Pre-entry medicals.The bursary covers tuition fees, accommodation and meals, book allowance, a computer from second year if required, and on-the-job training. Applicants are screened based on their academic results at school or at tertiary level, as well as their medical fitness. This means that students who are in their second year onwards can also – and are encouraged to – apply.Work experienceBased on academic performance, candidates are then invited to an interview. Students awarded university bursaries are required to work for Transnet for the equal number of years they are sponsored. The bursary may be renewed annually, depending on the student’s academic performance.Transnet also offers holiday work during the mid-year and end-of-year holidays. Those wanting to apply for a post during the holidays must indicate their preferred periods and cities. The parastatal also provides work integrated learning, or internships, to help students at universities of technology to complete the qualification requirements set by their respective training institutions.These students who get internships may be considered for permanent employment if there are vacancies at the company when they qualify. The bursary scheme is an opportunity for students to study and be exposed to the work environment. The parastatal takes on more students that it requires, so that it contributes to the national pool of skilled people.Applications for bursaries close on 31 July annually for the following year.last_img read more

The Model Minority Myth and Asian American Heritage Month

first_imgThis Blog should not be construed as legal advice or as pertaining to specific factual circumstances. It is Asian American Heritage Month.  As we celebrate the many contributions of Asian Americans, let’s also bury the “model minority myth.”  The myth hurts Asian Americans and here’s why:If you are a model minority, you are not likely to get the help that you very well may need.  When we assume all individuals in a group are stellar, the individuals who need support are less likely to get it.If you are a model minority, then there is an implication that you may be stronger than others.  This can result in bias against individuals who are white or members of other minority groups who, in fact, are stronger when it comes to a particular job opportunity. With the model minority myth may come higher expectations.  Being good is not good enough.  We expect more:  why isn’t this person as successful “as they should be?”  This may result in bias against Asian Americans because of the inflated expectations.When individuals talk about Asian Americans as the model minority, there can be a tendency to focus on math and science.  This may hurt Asian Americans when they apply for jobs that require strong interpersonal skills such as HR.  That is, the myth may create silos for Asian Americans.Let’s acknowledge how much better our world is because of the contributions of Asian Americans without stereotyping about them in a way that sounds benign but is anything but.last_img read more

Social Media in Africa, Part 3: Democracy

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Mzalendo is an aggregation platform for tracking the actions, activities and communication of Kenya’s Parliament. For people who want to make sure their elected officials are staying on task, it’s invaluable.When Moroccan blogger Mohamed Erraj was jailed for disparaging the government in his online magazine, Hespress, it was through the efforts of other bloggers (like the writers at GlobalVoicesOnline) and people using applications like Twitter that his story made international news. The added pressure of having the whole world paying attention is perhaps what convinced the Moroccan government to let him free where traditionally his actions could have resulted in much harsher punishment.Rethinking AfricaIn conclusion, Africa is producing some very unique and innovative technologies. There’s more to the continent than the things you see on TV – something people, especially in the tech industry, seem to forget. Where most other markets in the world are incredibly saturated, Africa offers the opportunity to start afresh: new ideas and a billion new people to use them. It’s a big place; nearly one billion people and a land mass where the sum is greater than that of China and the United States combined. For social entrepreneurs and investors, the innovation occurring here is a huge sign of progress that could potentially change the continent’s world standing forever. The most exciting aspect for me, however, is the decreased reliance on developmental aid and foreign groups to provide these solutions. The number of African developers who are beginning to create applications that offer solutions for their own communities is increasing and that, more than anything else, will shape the future of Africa.“If Africa is surprising, then you’re not paying enough attention.” Ethan Zuckerman at PICNIC08You can read more articles by Jon Gosier at Appfrica.net.See also:Social Media in Africa, Part 1and Social Media in Africa, Part 2: Mobile Innovations jonathan gosier 1 Traditionally, the greatest power that governments have held over their people has been information. The promise that connectivity brings to Africa is that people are now using that abundance of information for oversight of government and more interaction with administrations. To say that the propagation of internet and mobile connectivity in Africa has been disruptive is an understatement. A number of web and mobile applications are undermining the efforts of dictators and totalitarian governments, allowing them to be more readily be held accountable for their actions. In this post we profile some of them.Democratizing Information Through TechnologyWhen the Ethiopian government instituted an SMS filtering service to censor mobile communication, the developers behind Feedelix responded swiftly. They created their product Feedlix, a java-based client that supports Amharic, Chinese and Hindi characters. The application then uses GPRS, through internet protocols, to mimic SMS and bypass the censoring filter put in place by the government.Sokwanele is a civic action support group campaigning for freedom and democracy in Zimbabwe. Their website includes an ‘election violence map’ that provides detailed information related to localized occurrences of violence related to the election. During the most recent crisis in Zimbabwe, Sokwanele was used to get information out of the country when the government began restricting communication. Tags:#international#web Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Loss Prevention Jobs in Georgia

first_imgLowe’sArea Asset Protection Manager – NW Atlanta Atlanta, GAStore LevelFull-time04/04/2019Goodwill Southeast GeorgiaSafety ManagerSavannah, GACorporate/ExecutiveFull-time04/04/2019Kohl’sLoss Prevention OfficerColumbus, GAStore LevelPart-time04/04/2019To find more jobs, in Georgia and around the country, click here to search the LPjobs website, the premiere online source for loss prevention employment and e-recruiting.[text_ad use_post=’2385′](This post was originally published in 2017 and is updated regularly.)- Sponsor – Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more