Strengthening Nation Brand advocacy amongst South Africans in Paris, London and Washington D.C.

first_imgBrand South Africa continues to leverage off the potentially positive role that can be played by South African diaspora through its Global South Africans (GSA) initiative. Through targeted engagements with Global South Africans, Brand South Africa has enlisted the talent, experience and credibility of South Africans in the diaspora and strengthened its network of citizens living and working abroad. Over the month of June, we reached out to GSAs in Paris, London and Washington DC, with the aim of encouraging social cohesion and nation brand advocacy among our fellow compatriots.GSA Activation “BRAAI and BAT”, ParisDuring a recent investment roadshow to Europe, Brand South Africa reached out to GSA’s based in France and established relations with South Africans in Paris (SAiP) who have spearheaded the establishment of Le Kraal Isibaya (LEKA), a French registered association based in Paris with the aim of addressing the South African community’s social needs and promoting projects within France. As part of Brand South Africa’s efforts to ensure continuity of engagements with GSAs globally, the organisation partnered with Le Kraal to host a GSA Activation “BRAAI and BAT” during Youth Month. This activation served to strengthen relations with GSAs as it enabled Brand South Africa to reach out to the broader GSA community based in Paris and surrounds thanks to the partnership with Le Kraal.                     South African Youth Day Celebrations, LondonIn the United Kingdom, Brand South Africa partnered with Kasiluv Entertainment to host the South African Youth Day Celebrations in London. This year’s celebrations were intended to mark not only Youth Day, but to also recognise and celebrate 25 years of South Africa’s democracy. The activation attracted families from across the country, and served to strengthen the identity and sense of belonging of the South African community living in the UK.                   GSA Network “Play Your Part” Event, Washington DCSouth Africans living and working in the Beltway Region of the USA were invited to attend a GSA network “Play Your Part” event in Washington DC in partnership with Embassy of South Africa. The theme for this event was guided not only by the key messages emanating from President Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation address, but was also driven by Brand South Arica’s mandate to communicate positive stories by tapping into South Africans in the diaspora as brand ambassadors. GSAs from Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia came to the event, and it is hoped that such events will continue to bring together Global South Africans of all races, gender and creed.last_img read more

YouTube Finally Launches Live Streaming Portal to Select Partners

first_imgTags:#news#NYT#web Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Things keep changing at YouTube and today the site announced the launch of YouTube Live, a portal to highlight the live video streams of trusted user accounts. “The goal is to provide thousands of partners with the capability to live stream from their channels in the months ahead,” the company said today. “In order to ensure a great live stream viewing experience, we’ll roll this offering out incrementally over time.”It’s not a surprise to see YouTube go live, it’s just a surprise to see it happen so soon. We’ve spoken with participants who have been testing the program for months and we’d heard that it wasn’t going to launch for some time. We’ve also heard that the technology and user experience for publishers is excellent. marshall kirkpatrick 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market While the news caught us by surprise, it’s also been long expected. YouTube co-founder Steve Chen told video blogger Sarah Austin three years ago last month that live streaming was coming to the site imminently.“2008. We’ll do it this year,” Chen said at the time. “Live video is just something that we’ve always wanted to do, we’ve never had the resources to do it correctly, but now with Google, we hope to actually do it this year.”Regardless of the long wait, YouTube is better positioned to do live streaming today than it was then; users are better equipped with bandwidth to consume it and the interviewer that got the scoop three years ago, Sarah Austin, has stuck with it and is now one of the launch partners of the new feature.Can live streaming video go big like recorded video has? In some ways it’s a different animal; it requires different skills and a different disposition. In some cases though, live is sure to be a killer feature and YouTube is a great place to do it.If a record 5.3 million people watched UStream live from the rescue of the Chilean miners, how many people do you think might watch YouTube Live from the streets of Egypt or Libya? That’s still a long, long way off – but today’s announcement makes me inclined to imagine. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

New Task-Shifting Post on GlobalMama

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on January 7, 2011November 13, 2014Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)In addition to blogging here on our site, we have a blog on Medscape called GlobalMama. We’ve got a new post there today on task-shifting. Be sure to check it out along with other posts on GlobalMama.Share this:last_img read more

10 months agoChelsea assistant coach Cudicini pleased for Morata after FA Cup brace

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea assistant coach Cudicini pleased for Morata after FA Cup braceby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea assistant coach Carlo Cudicini was full of praise for Alvaro Morata after their 2-0 FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest.Morata scored twice as FA Cup holders Chelsea advanced with a 2-0 third-round win over Forest at Stamford Bridge.”I think Alvaro played an important part in today’s performance, he was very good in terms of working for the team, offensively but mainly defensively,” said Cudicini. “It was very important for him to score two goals which can only be good for his confidence. We are all pleased with his performance but we were even when he didn’t score in previous games so hopefully it will be good for his morale that he scored, and hopefully he will be more free in his mind.”Gianfranco Zola mentioned in the press conference before the match that for a striker it’s difficult when you go through a spell when you don’t score many goals, so his body language was a bit down, but in training he’s working very hard and we all knew that sooner or later he would be able to turn the corner and start scoring goals. Thankfully he did it today, it was very important because we really care about this competition and we want to do well.” last_img read more

a month agoJake Cain pens Liverpool pro terms

first_imgJake Cain pens Liverpool pro termsby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveJake Cain has signed his first professional contract with Liverpool.The 18-year-old midfielder is part o the U18s and the club’s UEFA Youth League squad.Cain has been lauded for his creative ability and eye for goal, which has seen him bag three goals for this season already.The Wigan native has been with the Reds since the age of nine. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

25 days agoEx-Newcastle midfielder Vurnon Anita training with Ajax

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-Newcastle midfielder Vurnon Anita training with Ajaxby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Newcastle United midfielder Vurnon Anita is training with Ajax.The Holland international is a free agent after having his contract with Leeds United terminated by mutual consent this month.Anita has now popped up at Ajax, where he is training with Jong Ajax.He has been linked with Maccabi Haifa, though is keeping his options open.Anita spent last season in Holland on-loan with Willem II. last_img read more

Chinese Coaches Arrive

first_imgStory Highlights In the message, read by newly appointed Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Denzil Thorpe, Miss Grange said the Ministry and the nation expect to see improved performances by the athletes in the sporting disciplines included in the programme. The coaches will provide technical assistance in the areas of swimming, synchronised swimming, badminton, gymnastics, volleyball, football and basketball. A team of Chinese coaches arrived in Jamaica on January 11 for a 30-day training programme with coaches and athletes in seven sporting disciplines.The coaches will provide technical assistance in the areas of swimming, synchronised swimming, badminton, gymnastics, volleyball, football and basketball.They will commence their first session today (January 12) with coaches and representatives of various sporting bodies in the conference room of the Jamaica Football Federation, in Kingston.The programme is part of the first phase of a three-year technical cooperation project on Sport with Jamaica, following the signing of a Letter of Exchange between the Government of Jamaica and the People’s Republic of China in October last year.A welcome reception was held on their arrival at the Chinese Ambassador’s residence in Kingston.Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, in her message, said the Ministry intends to take full advantage of the project.“We know that the athletes who are targeted by the associations will benefit as well as the coaches and teachers through transfer and the sharing of skill sets,” she said.In the message, read by newly appointed Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Denzil Thorpe, Miss Grange said the Ministry and the nation expect to see improved performances by the athletes in the sporting disciplines included in the programme.Additionally, she said the Ministry is expecting “higher levels of technical sport coaching consequent on the lessons imparted by the programme.”In his remarks, Chargé d’Affaires of the Chinese Embassy, Yang Wenxu, said the project will further strengthen “our bonds of friendship and cooperation.” He said the two countries have enjoyed good bilateral relations over the last 45 years.The Chargé d’Affaires said that his government is committed to helping Jamaica and cited several projects and exchange programmes in the area of education being undertaken by China in Jamaica.“We are committed to working together and helping each other,” he said.Acting President of the Jamaica Basketball Association, Calvin Martin, told JIS News that basketball training will be conducted islandwide with students from the primary to college levels.“We are hoping that when they leave, we will have a lot more girls playing because women basketball at the local level is not as strong and popular as in former years,” he said. A team of Chinese coaches arrived in Jamaica on January 11 for a 30-day training programme with coaches and athletes in seven sporting disciplines.last_img read more

Lennon hails gigantic Celtic icon Billy McNeill

first_imgThe first Briton to lift the European Cup in 1967 died yesterday at the age of 79 after battling with dementia.If you want to talk about Celtic’s legends, you always have to talk about former Scottish defender Billy McNeill.William McNeill played for the Scottish Premier League team all his professional career, from 1957 to 1975 winning the European Cup in the 1966-1967 season.But he also managed the team twice, winning four league championships, three Scottish Cups and one Scottish League Cup.McNeill passed away yesterday at the age of 79, and current Celtic boss Neil Lennon wanted to pay tribute to a club legend.“When you think of Celtic and our incredible history, Billy is always one of the first names that come to mind,” Lennon was quoted by the BBC.“He was our greatest-ever captain and one of our greatest-ever players, and along with his team-mates, achieved historic things for Celtic in the 1960s and 70s.”Mikey Johnston, CelticJohnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.He added: “I love Billy’s statue, which is the first thing you see whenever you walk up The Celtic Way. It’s the perfect image of him, holding aloft the European Cup, and it will remind future generations of supporters of what a great Celtic man he was.”“Billy set the benchmark as a Celtic player and captain, and that’s something everyone who pulls on the jersey has to aspire to,” Scott Brown said.“It is often said that you shouldn’t meet your heroes, but with Billy, as with all the Lisbon Lions, meeting them has always been a wonderful experience,” chief executive Peter Lawwell continued.“They have remained humble men, regardless of their incredible achievements as Celtic players, embodying everything that is good and positive about Celtic Football Club.”Rest in peace, Cesar. You’ll Never Walk Alone. pic.twitter.com/FLCdURfuox— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) April 23, 2019last_img read more