NCP 2007 Conference Background

first_imgOn 15 August 2007 the 2010 National Communication Partnership (NCP) will hold its second annual conference. At the conference, communicators from the African continent have been invited to discuss how best to take advantage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ to positively project Africa to the world, to take advantage of the opportunity to build African solidarity and to foster a climate that contributes to African growth and development.The first African World Cup provides a unique communication opportunity for Africans to tell their own stories of the continent.By taking advantage in this way of the opportunity provided by the 2010 World Cup, Africa will create as a legacy of 2010 a strengthened capacity to insert its own content into international information and communication flows.The conference theme – Africa’s time has come – celebrates the continent’s joy and pride at being at long last the host of the world’s most popular tournament. It expresses the continent’s confidence that the 21st Century is a century of African growth and development in Africa. It expresses a resolve to ensure that the 2010 World Cup contributes to that progress South Africa, the African Union, FIFA and the Organising Committee have committed that the 2010 World Cup will contribute to a 21st Century of growth and development in Africa and provide momentum to the African renaissance.One of the biggest impacts from hosting the World Cup will come from the phenomenal marketing and communication opportunity it will offer the country and continent. That is why communicators from across the continent have a vital role to play in achieving this continental commitment to a truly African world cup and one that leaves a legacy for Africa.In South Africa a 2010 National Communication Partnership has been established to ensure that the country’s communicators make the most of this opportunity of a lifetime. To fully achieve the vision of an African World Cup this must be extended to create linkages and partnership with communicators across the continent and in the diaspora. This year’s Partnership conference is one step in this ongoing process.Please note: This conference is by invite only, please contact [email protected] should you require further information.Speaker profilesMr Tim ModiseChief Communications and Marketing Officer2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee South Africa (O.C)Mr Nkenke KekanaChairperson: 2010 National Communication Partnership (NCP)Rev Dr Makhenkesi StofileMinister of Sport and Recreation South AfricaMr Danny JordaanCEO: 2010 OCMr Ben EgbunaPresident of the African Union of Broadcasting and Director General of the Federal Radio Corporation of NigeriaMs Yvonne JohnstonCEO: International Marketing CouncilCluster championsAdvertising and marketingMr Nkwenkwe NkomoCo-chairperson: 2010 NCPAssociation for Communication and AdvertisingTourism promotionMr Sugen PillayGeneral Manager: Events Platform South African TourismMedia and communicationsMr Thabo MasebeChief Director: Government and Media LiaisonGovernment Communication and Information SystemNews‘Africa’s time has come’ – 2010 National Communication Partnership Annual ConferenceConference to look at communications opportunities for SA, Africa in 2010Media releasesAfrican communicators to discuss Communication AlignmentAfrican broadcaster for 2010 NCPlast_img read more

nuTonomy comes home for self-driving car tests in Boston

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#autonomous cars#Boston#driverless cars#Massachusetts#NuTonomy#Renault Zoe#Self-Driving nuTonomy announced on Monday that it would expand its self-driving tests to Boston, Massachusetts, after trialing the platform in Singapore for the past year.The startup, which originated as Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) spinoff, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the City of Boston and Massachusetts Department of Transportation to test its self-driving fleet on public roads in the city.See Also: Grab goes with nuTonomy on Southeast Asian self-driving service“Boston and Massachusetts are leaders in rethinking the future of transportation, and we are grateful for their partnership and support of nuTonomy’s efforts to develop a fleet of self-driving cars to serve the public,” said the firm’s CEO and co-founder, Karl Iagnemma.nuTonomy plans to learn the local signage and road markings, while also teaching the platform how to be more considerate of pedestrians, cyclists, and to better understand driver behavior.Iagnemma added: “These tests in the City of Boston will enable our engineers to adapt our autonomous vehicle software to the weather and traffic challenges of this unique driving environment. Testing our self-driving cars so near to nuTonomy’s home is the next step towards our ultimate goal: deployment of a safe, efficient, fully autonomous mobility-on-demand transportation service.”nuTonomy still has humans at the wheelFor now, nuTonomy will keep a driver inside the car at all times. The startup intends to expand its Boston fleet over the year and will “evaluate the performance of its software system throughout the testing stage.”nuTonomy has not said if it plans to bring its shuttle service, currently being tested in Singapore’s one-north district, to Boston. We assume, in time, it will arrive in the state, especially if nuTonomy wants a chance at competing with Uber and Lyft. IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… David Currycenter_img For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle…last_img read more

Real Madrid snap up ‘next Neymar’

first_imgLakers win 9th straight, hold off Pelicans Brazil´s Vinicius Junior poses with the best player trophy in the South American U-17 football tournament in Rancagua, some 90 km south of Santiago de Chile on March 19, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BERNETTIReal Madrid have agreed a deal reportedly worth up to 40 million euros to sign teenage Brazilian prodigy Vinicius Junior from Flamengo once he turns 18, the Spanish champions said on Tuesday.The 16-year-old forward has drawn comparisons to Barcelona star Neymar after shining at the under-17 South American Championships, with Barcelona, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain also reportedly showing interest.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Coming Home For Christmas’ is the holiday movie you’ve been waiting for, here’s why Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes LOOK: Vhong Navarro’s romantic posts spark speculations he’s marrying longtime GF Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next More than 5,000 measles deaths in DR Congo this year — WHO SEA Games: PH beats Indonesia, enters gold medal round in polo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Warriors owner on potential Cavs rematch: ‘We got unfinished business’ LATEST STORIES View comments South Korea to suspend 25% of coal plants to fight pollution “Real Madrid and Flamengo have reached an agreement regarding the transfer of… Vinicius Junior from July 2018,” the La Liga club said in a statement.“The player will remain at his current club until July 2019, although he will be able to play for Real Madrid before then if both clubs agree to it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingReal gave no details of the transfer fee, but reports in the Spanish press claim the deal could be worth up to 40 million euros ($45 million). Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekendlast_img read more

NZ ODI series: Chance for India to regain 2nd spot

first_imgIndia stand in with a chance to regain the second position in the ICC ODI Championship table when they take on New Zealand in the five-match series that begins in Guwahati on Sunday.Currently Sri Lanka is in the second spot with 118 points – one ahead of India but a win in the series by any margin against New Zealand will see India upstage the islanders.A 5-0 win for India will put it on 121 ratings points – seven behind Australia who currently top the table.And even if Sri Lanka register a 5-0 win over West Indies in their upcoming ODI series, they will have to sit out in the third position.But if India lose the series 0-5 to New Zealand, it would see them drop to the fifth spot.However, a 2-3 series defeat will see India drop down fourth on 114 points while New Zealand will rise to the sixth position on 101 points.It’s not just about giving opportunities to all: GambhirIndia’s stand-in captain Gautam Gambhir did not disclose the XI but gave enough indications that he would not make wholesome changes to the squad that will take on New Zealand in the opening one-dayer of the five-match series, in Guwahati on Saturday.Shorn of experience in the absence of regular skipper MS Dhoni and and senior players like Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Zaheer Khan, Gambhir, more than experimentation, stressed on the need to win the series.”The most important thing right now is to win the game, to win the series rather than thinking about giving opportunity to all the players.advertisement”We are just about to begin the series and it’s too early to say that you need to give opportunity to all the players,” Gambhir, who has been appointed skipper for the first two ODIs, said on the eve of the match on Saturday.”It’s an international series and you are playing for your country. Rather than giving opportunity to all, it’s all about winning the series and then taking it from there.”The skipper will open the batting with Murali Vijay while the middle-order would remain the same as the one that played against Australia in Visakhapatnam last month.This means Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina are likely to form the backbone of Indian batting.Wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha is all set to make his one-day debut while Saurabh Tiwary, who had played in the team’s last ODI, is likely to add spark down the order.Going by the skipper’s words, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and pacer Munaf Patel who did not play in Visakhapatnam, might have to wait for their turns.Yusuf Pathan, who has been picked following his scintillating show in the Ranji Trophy, is likely to make the cut ahead of Sreesanth. That would mean R Vinay Kumar and Asish Nehra would have to share the new ball.Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who is also decent with the bat, is likely to retain his place in the line-up.The skipper was effusive in his praise for Saha and said: “He has done well in domestic cricket playing for Bengal. It’s a good opportunity for him. We all feel that he is a very good wicketkeeper, it’s just about scoring some runs. It’s all about carrying he momentum into international cricket. He is among runs, so he will be feeling confident.”The XIV will be picked again after the second ODI in Jaipur and, according to sources, Dhoni will continue to be rested with Gambhir retaining the captaincy for the series.The only change the selectors might make for the last three ODIs would be to test Rohit Sharma ahead of the tired Raina.India (likely): Murali Vijay, Gautam Gambhir (captain), Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Yusuf Pathan, Saurabh Tiwary, Wriddiman Saha (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, R Vinay Kumar and Ashish Nehra.We would like to rectify our mistakes, says VettoriNew Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori wants to come out of their humiliating 0-4 series loss to Bangladesh by rectifying their mistakes against India in the five-match ODI series that begins with the match at Nehru Stadium.Talking to the reporters on the eve of the match, Vettori said a series win would help before they return to India again for the upcoming World Cup in February-April.”It’s important in our build up to the World Cup. I know we had a disappointing series over there (Bangladesh).”We have come here to rectify that in a lot of ways. There are some changes, some good experienced players coming back into the team.advertisement”We will see how we go. The side will miss the services of their in-form batsman Jesse Ryder who had a superb run in the recently concluded Test series but Vettori said it would help the youngsters in the side to cement their place.”Jesse Ryder will definitely come into the picture (for the World Cup) with what he has done. But he has injury now so this is a chance to have a look at others. For people looking towards World Cup, it’s about playing every game and winning them. Both teams would like to win every game to get some confidence going into the World Cup,” he said.Vettori said the toss would not be crucial in the result of the match.”The last two times the team won the toss have batted first and went on to lose the game. So it should not affect the game.”On the wicket, Vettori said, “Traditionally, it’s played pretty slow here. With such an early start, probably it will go slower and slower as the game progresses.Asked about the team composition, Vettori said: “We will have a look at the wicket in the morning because it’s such an early start.”India are fielding a second string side but Vettori said the hosts are still capable of upstaging them. Asked about the new look Indian side, Vettori said: “Few of them played in the IPL. We know most of them pretty well. They are all good players and they must be in form to be selected for India. We know how dangerous they can be. We are not underestimating the Indian team.”Asked about opener Jamie How would be looking to seal his berth before the World Cup, Vettori said, “Anyone coming back into the side means that he is in form at the domestic level.He is a quality player. We are hoping that he makes it this time around,” Vettori said.last_img read more


first_imgTouch SA is looking for a person with the necessary skills and energy to undertake the position of Game Development Officer for Touch SA to be based in Adelaide. This is a full time position and successful applicant will have the responsibility of assisting Touch SA Affiliates and Elite Program, as well as being involved in the continued success and growth of the sport generally.Touch Football Australia (TFA) is the governing body for the sport across the nation. TFA has clarified various roles of program delivery.  “Game Development” now incorporates teh overall growth of the sport through:management of Affiliateshigh performance; andjunior infrastructure including AusTouchDevelopment Officers perform the vital role of ensuring that the needs of people playing Touch Football are serviced and satisifed while maintaining strong communication.Applications are to be emailed to Touch SA Mananger Gavin Macdonald at [email protected] by the 6 October 2006.Game DO Position Descriptionlast_img read more

23 days agoChelsea keeper coach Lollichon judges new PSG No1 Keylor Navas

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea keeper coach Lollichon judges new PSG No1 Keylor Navasby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea goalkeeper coach Christophe Lollichon has offered his review of new PSG goalkeeper Keylor Navas.Overall, Lollichon is impressed by the former Real Madrid No1.He told France Football: “He makes me think of Iker Casillas, who was not necessarily the best goalkeeper on the planet, but who had the rare ability to perform well in big events. “Like him, Keylor Navas is a cold-blooded animal. He has a form of absolute calm that will inevitably reflect on his teammates. He is extraordinary on his line, he has prodigious reflexes. I call it feeling the ball. On the other hand, he is a somewhat conservative goalkeeper, who prefers to defend his goal than the zone in front of him. It can be a problem when you play in such a dominant team as PSG.” last_img read more

Mourinho declares Pogba still happy at United

first_imgDespite reports suggesting that France international star Paul Pogba is unhappy at Manchester United and wants to join Barcelona, his boss at United Jose Mourinho says his player – Pogba – remains happy at the club.United officials have been alleged to have increased suspicion of Pogba’s high-profile agent Mino Raiola, whom they blame for rumours that his client would prefer to join Barcelona. However, despite the reports, Mourinho maintains that while he will have a discussion with Pogba before deciding when exactly to re-introduce him to competitive first-team action, his perception of Pogba shows that he is happy.“My perception is he arrived Monday, happy, proud, with a desire to work,” Mourinho said ahead of Friday’s opening Premier League fixture against Leicester as quoted in France24.“He worked amazingly well Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. He’s one of the players that I have to speak to see how physically and mentally he feels.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding ar Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“But it’s the same conversation as with (Ashley) Young, (Marouane) Fellaini, (Jesse) Lingard, it’s the same. To know how they feel physically mentally to try to give us a help.“If they feel they can help us, 20 minutes, 10 minutes half an hour. We don’t have many solutions and want to go with everything we have.“I see him very well but we need words with that small group to see if they can give us a hand.”last_img read more

TCI Women being outpaced in babymaking

first_img Construction Industry growth projected at 10% in 2017 Related Items:baby-making, planning department, strategic policy, tci women Recommended for you New categories for legal fishing proposed in Parks amendments bill Taller buildings for Grace Bay to Turtle Cove approved at Cabinet Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 17 Sept 2015 – Turks and Caicos Islanders are having fewer children and recorded trends reveal if fertility among indigenous women does not increase the native population will be outpaced. The information comes from the latest data in a new Vital Statistics Report for the country.The 100 page document published by the Strategic Policy and Planning Department depicts the country’s birth rate, death rate, marriages, divorces and other crucial facts on the population growth. The data shows that the majority of the births recorded in the TCI are to foreign women.In 2001 the total fertility rate among Belonger women was 1.74% compared to the Non Belonger population at 1.48%. By 2012, the fertility rate for Belonger women grew to 1.77% compared to non Belonger women at 1.74%. Representing a 1.2% growth for Turks and Caicos Islanders and a 14.9% change in the Non-Belonger group.Between 2001 and 2012, the SPPD recorded over five thousand births in the country; the report reveals that only 1,400 were to TCI women. Last year, the SPPD recorded 437 births, only 27% were to local females. The current data further cements the fear and concern expressed by many native residents that they are ‘outnumbered.’ Statistics collected also reveal that Turks and Caicos Islanders have an average of 20 children overseas per year.last_img read more