A grade 12 learner holds a copy of the Constitution of South Africa at the Brand South Africa Constitution Mondays event in the Eastern Cape. (Image: Brand South Africa)Johannesburg, Thursday 23 July 2015 – On Tuesday 14 July, Brand South Africa met with top-performing grade 12 learners from rural schools in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape and introduced the Constitution Mondays campaign to them.• Download press releaseBrand South Africa discussed with the learners how national symbols are strong signs of our democracy and so need to be used to build civic pride and patriotism in all our citizens.Thoko Modise, Manager: Civil Society at Brand South Africa, says: “Through Brand South Africa’s flagship campaign Play Your Part, that aims to create an active citizenry among South Africans, we raised awareness about the importance of knowing the constitution of South Africa. We spoke to the learners about their rights versus personal and individual responsibilities, and we asked them to learn and recite the preamble to the Constitution, as a reminder of the values it stands for in a democracy.”The Constitution Mondays campaign asks all schools, on the first day of every month, to hoist the flag, read the preamble to the Constitution and sing the national anthem. Through this campaign, Brand South Africa aims to see school learners and civil society groups throughout the country participate in constitutional awareness.The learners were taking part in an annual educational camp, in partnership with the South African Institute of Charted Accountants and the provincial Department of Basic Education in the Eastern Cape. The camp aims to improve learners’ maths, science and accounting skills with supplementary classes. Apart from academics, learners are also taught life skills. The Eastern Cape 10-day camp caters to 700 learners from Port Elizabeth and the rural Mthatha region and came to an end on Saturday 18 July.Brand South Africa Acting Chief Marketing Officer, Ms Sithembile Ntombela, added: “An awareness of the country’s heritage and its national symbols is an important element in creating active citizens, committed to the development of their country. It is vital that our young people know what the Constitution stands for and how it came to be so we can be confident they will take this information with them as they continue their journey through life.”
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A frontal boundary is working through the state today, and will bring good moisture to 80% of the state. WE expect rain totals to be .25″-.75″. Action will be done by late afternoon/evening, and we clear out overnight. This front will be by far the best organized round of moisture over the next 10 days.Sunny and dry tomorrow, then partly sunny on Wednesday. Temps will be normal to slightly above normal, but not even remotely close to the warmth of this past weekend. Overnight Wednesday night through midday Thursday we have to keep an eye out for a few scattered showers. These will have potential for only a few hundredths to .3″ and only 70% coverage. Most of that will be in the norther half of the state, but we wont rule it out in other areas.Dry to finish the week next week, next weekend and through Monday the 30th. Temps will continue to be mostly normal to a bit above.A front next Tuesday (1st) through Wednesday (2nd) has the potential for scattered showers from I-70 north. This is a slow, sagging front, but it does not have an inordinate amount of moisture with it…so rains are not that impressive. A few hundredths to .4″ look to be the most likely totals for the time being. Coverage will be 70% from I-70 north.10 day rain potentialThe extended period shows cooler air headed toward the region and slightly more frequent chances of moisture. However, we still only see one well organized, strong front, and that is likely early in the 11-16 day window, around Thursday the 3rd into early Friday the 4th.
Apple has added the “Do Not Track” option to the latest version of its default browser, Safari, catching up with the rest of the browser market. The Federal Trade Commission suggested the feature late last year during an investigation of ways to protect consumer privacy and, since then, most major browsers have adopted it.“Do Not Track” gives users the ability to identify and opt out of certain type of online tracking. Microsoft first demonstrated the functionality as part of its then-upcoming browser, Internet Explorer 9, last December. Then, in January, Mozilla added the functionality to Firefox, while Google announced a browser extension to perform a similar function.Today, Apple rounded out the list of major browsers by adding “Do Not Track” to a test version of Safari. According to The Wall Street Journal, “the tool is included within the latest test release of Lion, a version of Apple’s Mac OS X operating system that is currently available only to developers.”The addition leaves Chrome as the only major browser without built-in “Do Not Track” support.When Google announced the browser extension, an FTC spokesperson was quoted in The New York Times as saying, “We’re pleased that Google is engaged in the process, but Mozilla and Microsoft are clearly steps ahead.” It looks like Apple has joined the pack. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Apple#Browsers#news#privacy#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… mike melanson Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Tags:#collision#startup#tech conference#technology Trends Driving the Loyalty Marketing Industry Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces More than 25,000 people descended upon Toronto for Collision Conference 2019. Speakers and big brands alike showed up to explore the future and how technology can be leveraged to improve quality of life.And while the larger companies are set to make a major impact on the world, there are hundreds of startups who have big dreams. Here are twelve interesting small startups that were encountered on the show floor.HalisBackRemember Hal from the Stanley Kubrick movie 2001: A Space Odyssey? He wasn’t great at opening pod doors but then Siri isn’t much good at understanding human speech or answering questions either. Hal Is Back has a solution. Instead of using AI to search the Web for answers, it employs teams of local humans, a kind of Uber for everything. Pay $3.99 a month, and you have Hal 24/7. You can ask questions, order food, make reservations, and a human will do the work for you. The platform launched a year ago and is currently active in Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and Toronto.Horizon Games’s SkyweaverSkyweaver is a trading card game that runs on the Ethereum blockchain and on the maker’s own platform, Arcadia. The game was designed by someone who worked on Magic: The Gathering, and has gameplay that’s familiar to anyone who played that game: there are five prisms; 20 or 30 card decks; creatures cast spells, and so on. The difference is that every card is a cryptocurrency and winning gives you new cards that you can sell and trade with other players, or swap on an exchange. Grobo.ioGrobo is a box about the size of a small closet. Users can choose a recipe from a cannabis app, plant their seed, and the box does the rest. It automates nutrients and lighting, and sends notifications throughout the grow. All you have to do is set, forget, change the water occasionally… then bake some cookies.Ask BrienWhen Jeeves is busy and Quora hasn’t a clue, there’s Brien. At least, that’s the hope of the people behind a new Q&A service that’s aimed at the business and legal markets. The service is signing up experts and inviting them to contribute their knowledge to a new system. Is there room in the market for another Q&A service? Ask Brien.Dentist RobotVisiting a dentist is always a scary experience, but would it feel any better if your dentist was a robot? The makers of Dentist Robot certainly hope so. The aim is to make dental treatments easier and less uncomfortable for patients who will only have to visit the doctor once. Software creates a 3D model of a new crown or bridge, which is finished by technicians. The robot is fitted into the patient’s mouth, kept aligned and the new part is put in place. And if that doesn’t scare you off candy, nothing will.CityGuydAppYour mobile phone can supply plenty of information about sites you visit as you travel but it’s still hard to beat a real-life tour guide. CityGuydApp is trying to combine the two. The company first films a guide using 3D cameras as she guides through a tourist site. When you visit that location and open the app, the guide appears on your phone in augmented reality. You get to travel with a guide but keep her in your pocket. The service will be available starting in Israel and France in late summer 2019.Karma: The Game of DestinyKarma: The Game of Destiny is bringing gamification to classified personals. Instead of joining a dating service and paying a subscription fee, users pay $3.99 and receive a token with three lives. They use that token to buy a profile, and can begin interacting with other users, playing games like Truth or Bomb. Players can zap each other but if they’re zapped three times, they’re out… and lose all their messages and content. Make a match and sponsors can offer discounts on the date. The makers see it as a next generation television show, with opportunities beyond dating. Mostly though, it’s an interactive dating app.Muub.coIt’s Uber for… cows? Seriously? If you’re a moo with a place to be then Muub will get you where you want to go. Or rather, if you’re a rancher who needs to move cattle, then Muub will put you in touch with truckers who can bid for your business. The service is already available in Colombia, and will soon start a pilot in Brazil. Let’s hope the cows aren’t driving the trucks too.Bookmark.comBuilding a website has certainly become easier over the last few years but Bookmark want to make it easier still. Their AI service claims to be able to design and build a unique website in around 30 seconds. The company shuns templates in favor of AIDA, its Artificial Intelligence Design Assistant. Answer a bunch of questions, and the AI assistant will search the Web for more information then grab your cursor and start building. The technology took five years to develop and the platform has been active for a year. Olli WatchStephen Eades is the father of a young girl on the autism spectrum. His Olli Watch uses simple imagery to keep autistic children on schedule. The children get notifications and reminders telling them what they must do next and are rewarded when they complete the tasks. A biometric monitor watches for rising anxiety and overstimulation, and takes children to a pre-determined calming technique. The watch will be out in early fall 2019, and an app will also be available for the Apple Watch. Stephen Eades says that it can also be used for elderly care.Mechanicly.comA trip to a repair shop is never fun. Mechanicly isn’t solving the problem using a robot but it will send a mechanic to your house to work on the car in your garage. As long as the car doesn’t have to be hoisted, they can fix the problem. The cost should be the same or less than a repair shop. Mechanicly currently serves three areas in Canada but expect it in the US soon.Vote Our VoiceIs your politician doing a good job. Probably not, right? Vote Our Voice is a non-partisan voting tool to grade politicians. Tell the service where you are and pick the topics you care about. The platform will call up relevant legislation and show how your representative voted on the issues that concern you. You’ll be able to see how close your representative matches your views; how your views compare to others in your voting district; and how the voting district compares to its representative.That’s twelve startups trying to get traction. Some will make it, some probably won’t. Keep an eye on them and see how they grow. 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Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport “I am ready for Wilder, I’ve been ready for Wilder,” Joshua said last week after arriving in New York and inspecting Madison Square Garden for his American debut June 1 against Ruiz, who got his shot at Joshua’s titles after Jarrell Miller tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs. “I’ve done a good job maintaining my place and he is the guy I want. He has a lot to live up to. I’ve got confidence flowing now.”That confidence could get another boost against Ruiz, a roly-poly fighter out of Southern California who doesn’t look like a world beater but has lost only once in 33 fights. Ruiz fought just last month, and was eager to get the call to replace Miller.Perhaps just as important for Joshua’s confidence is a big performance while venturing outside his native Britain for the first time. Joshua drew 90,000 for his fight last year with Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium and is wildly popular at home, but largely unknown in the U.S. and is looking to make a dramatic debut.“I know the history that has been here and the sports that have been here,” he said at his Garden visit. “When I come in here to fight June 1, it will be very special.”In a perfect world, Joshua, Wilder and Fury would be fighting each other, of course. Any thoughts of a quick rematch after the draw between Wilder and Fury went out the window when Fury signed with Top Rank, which has a deal for fights with ESPN.Wilder, meanwhile, is sticking for now with Showtime for his fight Saturday night. And Joshua has a contract with DAZN, a streaming service that touts access to big fights for $100 a year.Between the competing broadcasting interests and promoters, that means the top fights will be difficult to make. Each fighter has his own interests to protect, and each fighter has his own story to tell.“Go back and study it. Go back and see, who really is the king of the division?” Wilder said. “Who really tried to make these fights?”Boxing fans really don’t care, because all they want is to see the fights.Until that happens, the next month is about as good as it gets in the heavyweight division. 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(Dave Thompson/PA via AP)Tyson Fury, the big British heavyweight who breaks into song at the most unexpected moments and would be fun to meet for a beer, will be fighting next month. So will his countryman, Anthony Joshua, who will venture across the pond to make his Garden debut.And then there’s Deontay Wilder, who kicks things off Saturday night with another chance to press his case that he is, like Mike Tyson liked to say, the baddest man on the planet.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP No, they’re not fighting each other, for reasons both as old as boxing itself and as new as the DAZN streaming service. Still, the three top heavyweights in the world — all of whom can legitimately claim the title of champ — will be in action in New York and Las Vegas within a four-week stretch.And should things go as planned, that’s just enough time to bring some clarity to a heavyweight division that is suddenly must-see TV once again.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“The excitement is back in the heavyweight division,” Wilder said. “The fire is lit.”That’s somewhat true, even if Fury is fighting a relatively unknown German named Tom Schwarz instead of a rematch with Wilder while Joshua is defending his titles against a late substitute in Andy Ruiz Jr. Wilder might be taking the biggest risk in his title defense against Dominic Braezeale, whose loss to Joshua is the only blemish on his pro record. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Just how long the fire is expected to smolder, though, may be of most concern to boxing fans.Joshua and Wilder should have been made by now, even if it might be even bigger next year because of the wait. Wilder and Fury should be fighting a rematch this summer, but money and boxing politics put a quick end to those plans.So the three fight on, and the wait goes on.Wilder says Joshua is ducking him and that Fury wants no part of a rematch after almost being knocked silly only to get back up in the final round of their fight in December that ended in a draw.Fury and Joshua say that’s nonsense and that Wilder shouldn’t talk so much.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew
OTTAWA – Here’s a selection of some quotes Wednesday after the federal ethics commissioner concluded that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau violated conflict of interest rules when he vacationed at the private island owned by the Aga Khan:“Because there was ongoing official business between the Government of Canada and the Aga Khan at the time each invitation was accepted, Mr. Trudeau, as Prime Minister, was in a position to be able to advance some of the matters of interest to the Aga Khan. As well, the Foundation was registered to lobby the Office of the Prime Minister at that time. For these reasons, I determined that the vacations accepted by Mr. Trudeau or his family might reasonably be seen to have been given to influence Mr. Trudeau.” — report by federal ethics commissioner Mary Dawson.__“This is an important issue. We have a system in place to protect the integrity of the office of prime minister and the integrity of our institutions. And it is important that as we move forward we learn from this mistake. I take full responsibility for it. We need to make sure that the office of the prime minister is without reproach and in the future, including on family friends and personal family trips, we will be proactively working with the office of the commissioner to ensure that there is no conflict of interest, no appearance of conflict of interest.” — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.__“I consider the Aga Khan to be a family friend. I fully accept the report of the Commissioner. Her responsibility is to protect the integrity of the office. She made a determination that he is not a family friend. I still consider him a family friend, but moving forward, even on people I consider to be family friends or friends, I will be proactively checking with the Aga, with the Commissioner on any personal travel and vacations.” — Trudeau.__“I know that the Liberals would like to try to make it seem like this wasn’t a big deal, that this was potentially a lack of judgment or a lapse in judgment. But it’s important that Canadians can have confidence in their institutions and in their politicians — in people who have great power in this country. The prime minister and the finance minister being the two most powerful politicians in our system. And that in order to be trusted with that power, they have to be open and transparent and accountable.” — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer.__“It’s really troubling. I can be honest with you, I had a lot of hope in this government. I had a lot of hope in this prime minister, thinking that things would be done differently, that we would have a government that we could have trust in … This is unprecedented. It’s never happened in the history of our country, as far as we’re aware, that a sitting prime minister has broken these laws, has broken these ethics laws, has been found to be in contravention by the ethics commissioner.” — NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh.
After 27 years, Florida Underwriter magazine is ceasing operations, the December 2011 edition will be the last issue printed. The self-proclaimed voice of the Florida insurance industry is citing the uncertainty surrounding digital mediums, coupled with Florida’s struggling economy, as reasons for its closure. “It was the only regional title we owned so it was an outlier from that standpoint, but we also heavily cover that topic with our magazine and Web sites that service the entire sector,” says interim president and CEO of Summit Business Media, Tom Flynn. “We believe we already cover that sector very well and we believe it’s more effective for our readers to cover it within the other brands in that market, which is what we’re focused on.”The decision was made in the fourth quarter of 2011 before the December issue went to print. While the company wants to focus on other areas of its portfolio, it seems that compounding pressures also led to its closure.“Unfortunately, the double demons of our state’s falling economy and the dominance of the Internet over print products have brought us to this difficult decision. This will be the magazine’s final issue,” writes Joan E. Collier, editor of the publication, in a goodbye note to readers. Summit Business Media has four print titles that cover the insurance and property casualty industries in addition to a Web site, PropertyCasualty360.com, which covers this industry at large. Before the title’s closing Flynn says there were approximately 8,000 print subscribers. “As with all publishers, we always examining our portfolio—we are committed to being the premier provider of information for our markets,” he says. “We want to be really agnostic as to distribution methods and we want to make sure we provide the information to our readers and customers in whatever format they want. We will continue to do that throughout or portfolio, not just with property and casualty, but we want to make sure we listen to our readers and that we adapt and adjust accordingly to how they want to receive information.” In January, Summit Business Media filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and repositioned itself by May after cutting more than $140 million in debt. In early October, Andy Goodenough, the company’s CEO and president, stepped down “to pursue other interests,” which made Flynn acting CEO and president in addition to CFO and COO.When asked if the closure was related to the bankruptcy, Flynn says the two are separate issues.“This was a business decision unrelated to anything related to a reorganization,” he says. “It was to better serve this market and our customers.”
18 This 32-inch TV has built-in Amazon Fire TV smarts, and an Alexa-powered remote to go with it. Best Buy To my thinking, any TV you buy today should have either Amazon Fire TV or Roku built in. Thankfully, you don’t have to pay a premium for those awesome “smart” interfaces.Proof positive: Today only, and while supplies last, Best Buy once again has the Insignia 32-inch LED TV with built-in Fire TV for just $99.99 (plus tax). That’s $70 off the regular price, and a repeat of a sale from about a month ago.See it at Best BuySo, Fire TV or Roku? The latter gets more attention these days, but Fire TV is arguably just as good and may be even better. It affords most of the same streaming apps: Netflix, Hulu, HBO and so on. (Alas, if you want YouTube, you have to access it via a web-browser app.) And it comes with an Alexa-enabled remote, so you can bark orders at the TV.Fire TV also affords access to various Alexa skills and a huge library of Amazon apps. For example, you could play the excellent party game Quiplash — something Roku can’t do. Read more: The best TVs for 2019There’s a built-in tuner should you wish to connect an antenna, and three HDMI inputs for things like cable boxes and game consoles.Here’s the only real hedge: The TV tops out at 720p (that is, 1,366×768-pixel) resolution, meaning it’s definitely not suited for computer use. Some would also argue that 720p is a bit low for a 32-inch screen. I’d say it’s the cutoff point: Anything larger and you’ll definitely want 1080p. But here it’s probably sufficient.Indeed, look no further than the 1,300-plus customer ratings, which average out to 4.6 stars. Few people appear to have an issue with the 720p resolution.Your thoughts? TVs Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Amazon Best Buy Amazon Fire TV News • Apple Music is now available on Amazon Fire TV Comments 15 Photos Originally published on April 5, 2019.Update, May 10: Item is back on sale.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! The Cheapskate Tags Share your voice Review • Amazon Fire TV: Affordable Alexa-infused 4K streaming 7 best TVs under $1,000
Thomas A ShannonUS under secretary of state for political affairs Thomas A Shannon will arrive in Dhaka on a two-day visit on 5-6 November, according to UNB.He will also visit, and Colombo, Sri Lanka on 5-7 November, according to the US Department of State.While in Dhaka, from 5 to 6 November, the under secretary Shannon will co-lead the US-Bangladesh Partnership Dialogue and discuss bilateral, regional, and global issues, including the Rohingya crisis, with government and non-government officials.Under secretary Shannon will then travel to Colombo on 6 November, where he will co-lead the US-Sri Lanka Partnership Dialogue and meet government and non-government officials.
It is that time of the year and swimming pools are filled with people who wish to escape the heat. Before you step out this summer, ensure you have some skin protection, say experts. An earthy touch: A dip in the pool can beat the summer heat but it can leave a severe tan on the skin for months. Try a mixture of Multani Mitti (mineral-rich clay) along with few drops of lemon and rose water. After your time in the sun, mix the ingredients and apply on exposed areas. The paste calms the skin with a cooling effect. Also apply coconut or olive oil liberally over body parts that are exposed to chlorinated water. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfSpice up your life: Water in swimming pools contains disinfectants like iodide and chlorine, which cause skin problems like acne flare-ups, rashes and red patches. Cinnamon has great anti-microbial properties. Add a few drops of honey and Aloe Vera gel to cinnamon powder to fight bacteria-causing acne. The mixture also keeps the skin moist. For a golden glow: Turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and cleanses pores from within. Grind neem leaves with water and mix it with one tablespoon of turmeric powder. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveApply the paste on the face with few drops of rose water to clear up skin after acne break-outs and also to reduce scars naturally. The secret mantra: To avoid the contagious skin diseases and allergies caused by swimming in public pools, Ayurveda recommends adding neem leaf extract to bathing water. If you cannot organise a fresh extract every day, pick body cleansing products that have “neem” or “tea tree oil” as their main ingredient. Drink Herbal Tea: It is also a good idea to start drinking herbal teas that have a rich antioxidant content. This will help relieve the stress of oxidative damage on your skin. The teas will supply your skin with antioxidants which will, in turn, neutralize free radicals that can wreak havoc on your skin. Moringa tea and green tea are two great options to choose from. Use Coconut oil: Our skin has a natural thin layer of oil that serves as a barrier against viruses and bacteria keeping the skin healthy. When swimming in chlorinated water this layer is stripped off leaving the skin susceptible to infections. By applying a thin layer of coconut oil the skin is provided with an additional layer of protection. Hydrate And Then Hydrate Some More: One of the best ways to ensure that your skin does not get dehydrated is to keep sipping on some water while you swim. Make sure that you consume enough water throughout the day so that your skin is healthy and does not try to make up for lack of moisture by absorbing pool water. Think of your skin as a sponge, there is only so much water it can take on. And as long as it is moisturized, it’s not going to absorb excess amounts of chlorine.