An Exciting New Reality Show | Holiday Swap KZN

This morning we attended the Holiday Swap KZN launch in Durban, Suncoast Hotel. A brand new and exciting reality show to hit your TV screens next year February to May.

Watch this video below to find out what this is all about and how YOU can be involved and be part of it as well.

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Remember to check them out on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to stay up to date. Can you guess who will be hosting the show? It’s none other than the fabulous and talented Nomzamo Mbatha. Visit http://www.holidayswapkzn.co.za for more details.

SOUTH AFRICA’S SUPER-RICH ATTEMPT TO BREAK A WORLD RECORD FOR CHARITY

International Bank Vaults (IBV) in partnership with Gateway Theatre of Shopping will be hosting the IBV Supercar Club Charity Parade on Sunday 21 September 2014. This historic event will give 200 orphaned and underprivileged children the opportunity to be driven in a Supercar and enjoy a day of fun and adventure. The Supercar parade will start at the Pavilion Hotel and end at Palm Boulevard Umhlanga (Gateway). The IBV Supercar Charity Parade will be a World first and is validated by the Guinness World Book of Records.

IBV Supercar Club is committed to making a discernible impact by driving a Guinness World Record supercar parade event in Durban on 21 September 2014. The Supercar Club aims to break a Guinness World Record by raising R1 million through a charity parade of 200 supercars down North Beach. Each supercar owner will be accompanied by an orphaned child who will be gifted a lifetime escapade.

“We are calling all supercar owners to join us at 8am at the Pavillion Hotel for this ground-breaking event by donating their time and a gift of a ride in their supercar to an orphaned child” invites Marc Rosseau, Manager of IBV Supercar Club.

Gateway Theatre of Shopping is very proud to be associated with the IBV Supercar Parade. “Corporate Social Investment is very important to us. We fully support IBV’s vision to host 200 orphaned and underprivileged children. As corporates, it is our responsibility to stabilize the social and economic environment and we will continue to make an effort to improve the living conditions of the communities in which we operate,” Akash Maharaj, Centre Manager at Gateway Theatre of Shopping.

There is a gauge of about 3.7 million orphans in South Africa. About 150 000 children are deduced to be living in child-headed households. There is nothing more excruciating for a child than to lose a parent, not to mention losing access to social grants, education and healthcare. Added to this vicissitude is the loss of adult guidance and protection. Children without apt adult care are more likely to be abused and exploited. Many orphans and impuissant children slip further into poverty once the family’s main breadwinner dies.

All money raised from the event will benefit Children’s VIP Day, The Sunflower Fund, UNICEF and Child Welfare South Africa. Donations will be audited by Guinness World Records & proceeds by Ernst & Young.

The parade will be escorted by Harley Davidson & Ducati Bikers, and led by a helicopter formation and special police escort.

Black Coffee, DJ Zinhle and Euphonik join The Presets at music conference Breathe Sunshine Engage

On Friday 3 October, Jo’burg’s Market Theatre will see a host of local and international music industry heavyweights at Breathe Sunshine Engage (BSEngage), an inspiring one-day music conference.  Aimed at anyone wanting to learn more about the industry, delegates will engage in topical panel discussions and stimulating ‘on-the-couch’ sessions focused on building the industry.

With limited tickets open to the public (R195 each), BSEngage promises to be an intimate, rewarding experience with something for everyone.

It’s rare to get up-close-and-personal with SA’s leading artists, so most of us are excited to hear opinions from Euphonik, HHP, DJ Zinhle, The Parlotones’ Khan Morbee and Black Coffee.

Of course, having international artists ‘on the couch’ has caused quite a buzz too, with Australian electronic due The Presets agreeing to pop over before their set at Vodacom In the City.  This hugely popular act will share their insights on how to break out of small geographical territories, how they tour to other countries and what challenges they’ve faced.

Renowned international booking agents from the UK’s Coda Music Agency; Paul Buck and James Whitting will explain best practice for booking international artists for South African events.  Coda looks after Imagine Dragons, Ellie Goulding, Bastille, Rudimental, Disclosure, The XX, The Vaccines, Bon Iver, John Newman, Jay Electronica, Jamie Woon, Faithless, Macy Grey, Mr Scruff and new teenage sensation Jake Bugg, just to name a few.

DJ’s and labels are most keen to hear Beatport’s Vice President of Music Services Terry Weerasinghe’s keynote address.  Hailing from Berlin, Terry will chat about the boom in dance music worldwide and how Africa can tap into it.

SA’s very own Gareth Cliff will talk about the future of radio in South Africa and his experience launching his own online radio portal, CliffCentral.

In addition to the two keynote addresses, there will be two panel discussions: One on ‘The Management Vacuum in the African Music Industry’ and the other focusing on ‘Taking South African House Music Global’, which will be presented by Soul Candi.

Win a Digital Music Bursary

Soul Candi has taken their involvement one step further by offering up a fantastic prize.  By buying a ticket to the conference, you could win a R26,000 bursary towards the Soul Candi Institute of Music’s “Digital Music Composition and Production” short learning programme in 2015, offered at selected Boston City Campus & Business Colleges.

Andre Le Roux, the MD of the SAMRO Foundation will open the conference and the following industry professionals will join the aforementioned artists on the panels: Sipho Sithole – Chairman of Moshito and founder of Native Rhythms (Zuluboy, The Soil), Graeme Gilfillan – Nisa Global Entertainment (PTY) Ltd, Zakes Bantwini – Head of A&R Sony, Greg Walsh – MD of G&G Productions, Raphael Benza – AKA Management, Refiloe Ramogase – Dreamteam Management, Franie Kotze – Clear Entertainment, Amaru Da Costa – Soulistic, Allan Nicoll – Soul Candi, Nomndeni Mdakhi  – Edits Communications (Kalawa Jazzmee), DJ Clock – AM-PM Productions, Jullian Gomes, Kavir Magan – Pulse Radio…….and more.

Music fans based in Cape Town can catch Terry doing a Master Class at SAE Institute Cape Town as part of the newly launched Cape Town Music Week.  Visit www.capetownmusicweek.com for updates and additional details.

Industry professionals heading to Hamburg’s Reeperbahn Festival (Europe’s largest music conference) in September can experience the Breathe Sunshine delegation hosting two panels on the African music industry and a showcase celebrating 20 years of democracy.

The BSE event founders Black Mango and their partners Seed Experiences thank SAE Institute, Red Bull Studios and Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) for their support.

5 Inspiring Quotes By Billionaire Mark Cuban

 

1. “Work like there is someone working 24 hours a day to take it away from you.”
Life is temporary. Work is temporary. One day, you will be incredibly successful at whatever you choose to do with your life. While that day may be difficult to imagine right now, start fighting for your future.

You may not have a job, internship or college major about which you are crazy, but with everything you do, maintain the mindset that what you have could end or be taken away from you at any time. There will always be someone who is willing to work harder than you, so you should always give your best effort.

This mentality will keep you on your toes and will ultimately help you grow.

2. “It’s not in the dreaming, it’s in the doing.”
Growing up, we are repeatedly told to dream big, to never stop dreaming and to believe in our dreams. However, we are not told enough that dreams are accomplished by taking action.

Dreams are merely thoughts; the doing is more powerful than the dreaming. The doing is what changes the world and impacts people in unforeseen ways.

Dream of being a physical therapist; apply to physical therapy school and go from there. Dream of being a politician; get involved in local campaigns and work your way up. Dream of being a writer; apply to Elite Daily and start writing.

We have more control over the “doing” than we give ourselves credit. If you spend all of your time dreaming, you will never grant yourself the opportunity to see what you are truly capable of accomplishing.

3. “Doesn’t matter if the glass is half-empty or half-full. All that matters is that you are the one pouring the water.”
No matter how troublesome life can become, you are in control of your emotions, decisions and outlooks on situations. Try not to dwell on how empty or full your life, or the lives of others, might be. Believing that you have control over how much water is poured into the glass of life is a powerful skill.

How you react to not getting the perfect internship, a friend’s betrayal or a loved one’s death can make the glass seem pretty empty; however, you get to decide how much water is poured.

4. “Wherever I see people doing something the way it’s always been done, the way it’s ‘supposed’ to be done, following the same old trends, well, that’s just a big red flag to me to go look somewhere else.”
Life can get repetitive, consistent and complacent. Falling into a life or workplace of complacency is dangerous. Seek opportunities and take risks that are out of your comfort zone. Work for a company that is constantly changing, growing and evolving.

Surround yourself with people who are bold and do not follow paths already created. Do not be afraid to look at opportunities in life that are different, offbeat or even a little weird.

We are trained to interpret “different” as a negative, when in reality, different jobs and opportunities often provide for the greatest potential for us to thrive as individuals. Life is too short for us to live in fear of being different. Be whom you want to be and don’t worry about the haters.

5. “Every no gets me closer to a yes.”
The word “no” leads many of us to see it as a failure. “No” comes in different forms: the test you just failed, the interview that didn’t lead to a job and the person who tells you “you can’t.” We look at that “no” often enough to never go near it again.

“No” does not mean defeat, however. It is an opportunity to get closer to the “yes” for which you are searching. Do not let the “nos” of life impact your goals.

“Nos” are part of your story, and if you keep working hard, they will lead to many “yeses,” which often turn out to be better than the opportunities for which the “nos” would have provided.

Photo Credit: WENN

Source: http://elitedaily.com

Roads of Rome 3 released on Google Play

Roads of Rome is a truly legendary series of games. Its instalments have topped the charts of all casual gaming sites for months and won numerous awards from players and critics alike. Today Realore announces the release of Roads of Rome 3 on Google Play.

As in the previous games you play role of General Victorius. Your mission is to control a squad of workers who must collect resources, construct various structures and build the famous Roman roads. The game can be enjoyed in 4 difficulty modes. It doesn’t matter whether you are a seasoned resource-management veteran or a casual player who just wants to enjoy the ride. Roads of Rome 3 will make you feel like a leader of a group of explorers on an exciting mission to bring peace to the Great Empire! Download Roads of Rome 3 on for you Android device today!

 

Realore is a software company that has been creating and publishing casual, social games, games for mobile phones and other platforms (flash, Mac, Pocket PC, Nintendo DS, iPhone, iPad) since 2002. The company has published more than 60 titles and won fans all over the world. Today Realore is known as a successful developer and publisher that provides a full range of services including games’ production, distribution and marketing. Its ultimate mission is to create high quality entertainment software that will bring fun and relaxation to players of all ages.

Everything Apple announced at its September 2014 keynote

After months of anticipation, the iPhone 6 is finally official… along with a bunch of other stuff! Here’s a recap of the highlights from Apple’s event today in Cupertino in case you were having some technical problems with the livestream. For full details, check out the link(s) below each highlight.

The first thing we all noticed on the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is the rounded edges with a camera lens that sticks out of the body. Apple also announced the iPhone 6 Plus which has an extra large screen at 5.5-inch. Both models feature Retina HD screen; The 6 is 6.8mm thin while the 6 Plus is 7.1mm, and are both powered by a 64-bit A8 chip to offer up to 25 percent faster CPU and 5 percent faster graphics, Apple says.

Of course, both will come on iOS 8. Supported devices will receive their update on September 17.

The iPhone 6 Plus can also be used in like a mini-mini-mini iPad in horizontal view; the home screen will automatically convert to landscape alignment when tilted sideways.

Also included is the M8 processor that’s extra sensitive to tell the difference between cycling and running, and can measure distance and elevation using a barometer. The 6 now has 20 LTE bands, allowing for more LTE roaming and Wi-Fi calls.

New camera specs include an 8MP iSight camera, True Tone flash, 1.5 micron pixels, f/2.2 aperture and an all new sensor for bigger panoramas that expand up to 43 megapixels. The new camera can also shoot 1080p videos at 30 fps and 60 fps with continuous auto-focus; slo-mo vids shoot at 120 and 240 fps. The front-facing cam offers a burst mode and single shot HDR and HDR videos.

The iPhone 6 starts at $199 for 16GB; the 6 Plus starts at $299. Both ship onSeptember 19, pre-orders starting on September 12.

Apple also confirmed that App Store now offers 1.3 million apps, up from 1.2 million figure announced back in June at WWDC.

➤ Apple unveils the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

➤ The App Store now boasts 1.3 million iOS apps

➤ iPhone camera gets Focus Pixels sensor and image stabilization

Apple Pay

Apple has announced a new “payment process” called Apple Pay that uses NFC and Touch ID to confirm purchases. Users can browse through their credit cards using Passbook after verifying their card with their bank. Apple Pay creates a one-time device-only number instead of using the assigned credit card number so if your phone is stolen, you can suspend the payments without needing to cancel your credit card.

Apple Pay will launch first on Visa, Mastercard and American Express. Supported retailers include Apple (of course), Disney, McDonald’s, Whole Foods, and online merchants like Uber and Groupon with one-touch payment.

Apple Pay will come to iOS 8 devices in October.

➤ Apple announces Apple Pay, an NFC payment feature for the iPhone 6

The much-rumored Apple Watch is official. Tim Cook says it is accurate within plus or minus 50 milliseconds, and comes with various customizable options, with six types of strap and two metal frame colors.

Apple has added a navigational tool called a “digital crown” which is the dial (normally found on traditional watches to adjust time) to zoom or scroll. The digital crown also acts as a home button when pressed to return or exit out of apps. The screen is still touch-enabled to swipe through the screens of an app or draw. It can also recognize between taps and clicks by detecting force.

Apple Watch comes with Siri, shareable heartbeat and animated and customizable emojis.

The watch also works as a “comprehensive health and fitness device” with its equipped heart monitor, gyroscope and accelerometer. It comes with a three-ring activity monitoring system to remind and encourage the wearer to be more active to reach daily goals.

Apple will open the WatchKit SDK for third-party developers to create functionalities on the Apple Watch. Upcoming third-party features include tapping to check in to an American Airlines flight, tapping or waving the clock to unlock your room at SPG hotels and Nest thermostat control from the watch.

The Apple Watch will come in three collections: the original Watch, Watch Sports, a 18k gold Apple Watch Edition. It will be available in two screen and band sizes. It is designed to work with iPhone 5, 5s and 5c, in addition to the 6 and 6 Plus. Apple Watch will come with Apple Pay equipped.

The watch starts at $349 and will be available in early 2015. No details on battery life just yet.

Here it is: The Apple Watch

Apple wraps up the event with a performance by U2

Tim Cook ends the event by declaring its love and involvement in music, citing the ongoing iTunes Festival and growing iTunes offering. He then introduced U2 to perform on stage and gave out the band’s newest album for free on iTunes (offer lasts until mid-October).

➤ Apple offers U2’s new album Songs of Innocence for free, exclusively until mid-October on iTunes

 

[Source: thenextweb.com]

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Facebook Video Upgrades (Agency & Developer News)

As we get stuck into Q3 and planning for Q4 – here is a summary of  all the video updates that Facebook released in the past few weeks so you can get the best experience and execution for your upcoming campaigns.
There are more updates coming soon so once they are released will let you know:

 

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