TODAY’S set of matches in the second round of the Inter- Secondary School Sports Association (ISSA) Urban Area schoolgirl netball competition will be the most important as four unbeaten senior teams will battle each other as they seek semi-final berths.Defending champion The Queen’s School, along with St Catherine High, are the two unbeaten teams in Group I, and they will face each other at 2:45 p.m. In Group II, Camperdown will clash with last year’s beaten finalist, St Hugh’s, as they seek to keep their unbeaten tag.Queen’s should start as favourites to make it three wins in a row as their two wins so far have been more impressive than St Catherine High’s.In their first match of the second round, they turned back St Andrew Technical 33-16 before getting by Excelsior High 41-20 on Wednesday.On the other hand St. Catherine had to fight hard to get by Excelsior 32-27 and Norman Manley 31-28.The Group II clash between Camperdown and St Hugh’s is worth going miles to see as both teams have been unbeaten so far this season after dominating their opponents in the preliminary round.Both teams have been the most impressive so far in second-round action.On Wednesday, St Hugh’s got by a good Holy Childhood team 51-39 to follow up on their 54-23 win over Campion in their first game of the round.With four national junior representatives in their team, Camperdown has been touted to go all the way this year and give the east Kingston school its first title in the competition. They have shown so far that they have the team to do so, and following a big 29-8 win over Gaynstead and a 52-6 win over Campion, they will be hard to beat.FULL SCHEDULE OF MATCHES TODAYJUNIORSNorman Manley vs Alpha – 2 p.m.Excelsior vs Meadowbrook – 2 p.m.Holy Childhood vs Queen’s – 2 p.m.Ardenne vs Tarrant – 2 p.m.St Hugh’s vs Camperdown – 2:45 p.m.Gaynstead vs Campion – 2:45 p.m.SENIORSSt Hugh’s vs Camperdown – 3:30 p.m.Queen’s vs St Catherine – 2:45 p.m.Excelsior vs Tarrant – 2:45 p.m.Norman Manley vs St Andrew Technical – 3:30 p.m.Holy Childhood vs Gaynstead – 3:45 p.m.Campion vs Meadowbrook – 3:45 p.m.
Ryan Toms’ manager Dave Currivan says his fighter is determined to win back the southern area light-middleweight title this weekend.Toms, from Northolt, held the belt until a first-round defeat against fellow West Londoner Steve O’Meara at Bethnal Green’s York Hall last year.Weise was knocked out by O’Meara.On Saturday night he returns to the same venue for a rematch against Nathan Weise, who was himself poleaxed there by O’Meara in December – also in the first round.O’Meara has since vacated the title, meaning it will be up for grabs when Toms and Weise, whose last meeting ended in a draw, lock horns again.Former solider Toms, 30, has been sparring with Alan Higgins of Kilburn – who makes his professional debut on Saturday’s bill – and unbeaten Birmingham prospect Thomas Costello.“It’s gone really well. Ryan’s had some very good sparring and is really focused on this fight,” Currivan told West London Sport.“Everything’s gone as we’d have wanted it to and Ryan’s really looking forward to Saturday night.“He knows what he’s got to do and is in good shape. He wants that title back and has trained hard for this one.”A victory would put Toms back in the frame for a shot at the British title or a possible rematch with O’Meara.“We’d definitely take a rematch. It’s a fight we’d like to happen,” Currivan added.“Ryan was caught cold when they fought before. We’d like the chance to do it again.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
“The varied range of services and the demand consumers have started placing on Internet based application services has fuelled the uptake that we see today. Internet access speeds do need to scale in order to meet the demands of applications and services, specifically those that are video enabled,” said Sha. Terrestrial fibre-optic networks The Internet Access in South Africa 2010 study, conducted by World Wide Worx and Cisco, shows that most of the growth in fixed line broadband comes from small and medium sized businesses upgrading to ADSL. This in turn has extended internet access to more than half-a-milion South Africans working in small offices who did not previously have access. A new study on internet access finds that the number of South African accessing the internet via broadband connection has grown by more than 50% in the past year – a direct consequence of the growing need for round-the-clock connectivity. If all current cable projects come to fruition by 2011, the total capacity of undersea cables connecting Africa to the rest of the world will have increase 150-fold over 2008. At the end of 2009, the capacity was 1 690 Gigabits-per-second (Gbps). At the end of 2010 it will be 5 410 Gbps, and a year later 14 770 Gbps. While the study also reports on the current and expected impact of the new undersea cables, which have been making most of the headlines in Internet news recently, it also explores, for the first time, the impact of the roll-out of terrestrial fibre-optic networks across South Africa. “The combination of new undersea cables and terrestrial fibre-optic networks means we are seeing the emergence of the next generation of connectivity technology, both in fixed line and wireless services,” said Goldstuck. According to the study, many workers in South Africa today can perform their jobs in or out of the office – “the connected life” – which allows workers to be productive, responsive and creative in or out of their traditional office spaces. Remote or mobile workers can instantly access business-essential applications, colleagues, and partners worldwide regardless of their location, the study says, adding that this ability to collaborate and share information in real-time will undoubtedly help to increase business productivity and profitability across the region. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material The availability of both fibre access and new licences has also sparked an 18% increase in the number of internet access and service providers in South Africa. Convergence of services ‘The connected life’ The study also delves into the impact internet access in having on South Africa, from increased access to government information services to new trends in entertainment and education. “The network build outs that we are seeing in South Africa are positive steps towards the delivery of feature rich Internet services that most developed countries are already enjoying.” “Wireless broadband is neither cheaper nor better quality, but it is more convenient and flexible, and it changes the way we think about where and how we use the internet,” World Wide Worx MD Arthur Goldstuck said in a statement last week. Whereas undersea cables connect the country to the world, terrestrial fibre extends that connectivity into the major cities and towns, where businesses and consumers are connected in turn. “The missing ingredients now are the next generation of customer access equipment for those who are connected, and affordable availability of access for those who are not.” “A mobile broadband connection is a key enabler of the ‘connected life’,” said Cisco South Africa senior manager Reshaad Sha. “Cisco Internet Business Solutions group defines ‘connected life’ services as those services that can be consumed anytime, anywhere, on any device and by anyone.” From a data perspective, consumers are using the internet to create blogs and personal websites with text, pictures and video, while the convergence of formally disparate services – voice, video and data – has provided a variety of new experiences, such as the integration of broadcast TV, video on demand (VoD) and telephony services. 23 March 2010 It also reveals that wireless broadband subscriptions have grown by 88% in the past year against 21% for fixed-line ADSL subscriptions, mainly a result of large companies giving 3G cards to employees who need to be connected while out of the office.
Here’s a collection of some of the quirkiest things named after Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela’s name has been given to many things around the world. (Image: Brand South Africa)Research by Chili Kier and Hunter NestadtDesign by Jae Brits and Tumisang SitholeClick on the image for a larger view.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
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Some of the best demo reels of 2017 showcase the future of filmmaking.Top image via The Mill.Its that wonderful time of year again where we take a look at the hard work of the top creators in the business. Whether it’s a big-budget commercial, a personal project, or an under-the-radar short film, the work of cinematographers, directors, and motion graphic artists everywhere continues to raise the bar. Let’s take a look at some of our favorite demo reels of 2017 so far.1. matelFrom sweeping time-lapses to breathtaking arial footage, matel has created something special here, showcasing their talent for finding inspiring locations and subjects.Location: Paris, FranceFocus: Cinematography, Travel2. The MillYou can always count on The Mill to deliver. Showcasing their insane VFX skills as well as their staggering list of clients, their reel is an inspiring montage.Location: WorldwideFocus: VFX, Animation, Arts & Design3. Mitch MyersIf this animation and 3D explosion leaves you wondering how Myers pulled it off, you’re not alone. Based out of Missouri, working with Vidzu Media, this motion designer has a bright future ahead.Location: St. Louis, MissouriFocus: Animation, 3D, C4D, Octane4. Wild Pacific MediaOffering up some of the most breathtaking nature and wildlife shots in recent memory, Wild Pacific Media marks their territory in the field of breathtaking nature videography.Location: Sydney, AustraliaFocus: Cinematography, Nature5. Alex-AndreWorking with companies such as Nike and Jaguar, Alex Andre shows that his skills as a 3D and Motion Graphics designer know no end. Also, check out his impressive contribution to the most recent season of Black Mirror.Location: LondonFocus: Motion Graphics, Animation6. David StruikWhile not technically a demo reel, this footage is too spectacular not to make the list. Working as shooter, director, and editor, David Struik is a force to be reckoned with.Location: Antwerp, BelgiumFocus: Travel, Cinematography, Time-lapse7. Pablo LozanoAn After Effects and Animation wizard, Pablo’s demo on his channel serves as an excellent introduction to timeless, classy artistry.Location: LondonFocus: Animation, Arts & Design, 2D8. Joe SimonBased out of Texas, this cinematographer/director excels in low-light, slow motion shots with wondrous backdrops from around the world.Location: Austin, TexasFocus: Cinematography, Directing, Documentary9. Tresspasser ProductionsIf this is any indication of the future of advertisements, we’re in good hands. The California-based production house has been dipping their toes in narrative and commercial work that looks simply stunning.Location: Folsom, CaliforniaFocus: Cinematography, Narrative, Commercial10. Eirik AanonsenThis motion designer understands what clients want. The work is sharp, visually striking, and wildly inventive. What else do you look for in an artist?Location: Oslo, NorwayFocus: Animation, Motion Graphics, 3D11. Garth LeeWorking in motion graphics, animation, and VFX, London’s Garth Lee creates work that is both nostalgic and relevant.Location: LondonFocus: Motion Graphics, Animation, VFXHave a demo reel you like to share? Submit it over at PremiumBeat’s own curated Best Showreels and Demo Reels channel on Vimeo.
Several community-based projects within the tourist industry are to be implemented this year, as the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment seeks to finalise the Community Tourism Policy.Making the disclosure during his contribution to the 2013/14 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives, on Tuesday, July 2, Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, said the Ministry is moving to implement “practical and immediate programmes,” as the formal policy is being finalised.“During this financial year, the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), through the Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI) project has allocated funding valued at $350 million, which will be used to implement community-based programmes across the island,” he said.The Minister noted that the call for these community-based projects has already been advertised in the print media, adding that the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo)will be available to assist the enterprises in the process of preparing their submissions.“The reach of community tourism can extend far beyond the tourism industry, generating increased capacity within communities, stronger community governance, employment creation and poverty reduction,” he said.Dr. McNeill further informed that under the initiative, a needs assessment study of the agricultural sector is to be conducted. In addition, funding is also to be identified for the development of a craft policy that will govern the craft industry. “The craft industry is an important sub-sector and it needs to have its own policy framework and growth agenda,” the Minister said. The community-based tourism policy seeks to implement strategies to assist enterprises that offer a community-based tourism product, to achieve further growth.Contact: Alecia Smith-Edwards