Brand South Africa to host African Ambassadors based in South Africa

first_imgJohannesburg, Sunday 29 September 2013 – Brand South Africa and the Department of Trade and Industry, will on Monday 30 September 2013, as part of initiatives to build relations with social partners and stakeholders, host African Ambassadors and Diplomats based in South Africa for discussions on the issues of African integration and improved competitiveness through intra-African trade and infrastructure development.This dialogue comes ahead of the country’s first Competitiveness Forum which is scheduled for Tuesday 5 November 2013 at Gallagher Estate in Midrand, Gauteng.  It also follows a media tour of journalists from African media houses during which South Africa’s infrastructure developments were profiled.Media is invited to join the discussions at the CSIR, 627 Meiring Naude Road, Brummeria, Pretoria (http://www.csir.co.za/images/maps/K-4508_CSIR_Maps_Pretoria_March_Dev_V1_new.pdf)AFRICAN INTEGRATION AND IMPROVED COMPETITIVENESSTHROUGH INTRA-AFRICA TRADE AND INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENTCSIR, Brummeria, PretoriaMonday 30 September 2013 08h00-08h30                      Arrival and registration08h30-08h40                      Welcome and introductory remarks               Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola08h40-08h50                      Opening remarksDeputy Director General: Branch Africa Bilateral, Department of International Relations & CooperationAmbassador Ebrahim Saley09h15-10h15                      Panel Discussion                  Dr Petrus de Kock            Research Manager, Brand South AfricaProf Vusi Gumede           Professor and Head: Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute, UNISAMr Donald Mabusela      Capital Feasibility Fund, Department of Trade and Industry10h15-10h25                      A word from the Diplomatic Corps                  Ambassador Bene L M’Poko                  Dean of the Diplomatic Corps10h25-10h40                      Wrap-up & ClosureDr. Petrus de Kock, Research ManagerBrand South Africa Further resources from Brand South AfricaMedia are invited to visit http://www.southafrica.info/ for further resources which can be reproduced without any copyright infringement.  Kindly attribute to Brand South Africa.About Brand South AfricaBrand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa, with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation, in order to improve its global competitiveness abroad. Its aim is also to build pride and patriotism among South Africans, in order to contribute to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship. For more information or to set up interviews, please contact:Nadia Samie-JacobsPublic Relations DomesticTel: +27 11 712 5007 Mobile: +27 (0)72 777 9399Email: [email protected]last_img read more

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I used to look at the stars and think my mom and

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Truth and Reconciliation Commission tasked with gathering testimony from survivors of residential schools has completed their second national event.The hearings were held over four days in Inuvik, NT.Staff from the commission produced a number of stories over that time and APTN is broadcasting one now.This story from the TRC is about those who are brave enough to confront the painful past.last_img

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15000 Youth To Benefit From US20 Million Digital And Animation Project

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp WORLD BANK PRESIDENT TO MEET WITH MINISTERS OF FINANCE AT SUMMIT Related Items:national building society, world bank Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, Sept. 10 (JIS):BY: ALECIA SMITH-EDWARDSSome 15,000 young Jamaicans are to benefit from employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in the digital and animation industries under a US$20 million five-year project being undertaken by the Government.Dubbed ‘Youth Employment in Digital and Animation Industries’ the project will target youngsters age 15 to 30 years in both urban and rural areas.The funds are being provided by the World Bank, under a loan facility for which an agreement was signed with the Government of Jamaica on September 8, during a ceremony held at the downtown Kingston offices of the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS).Being implemented by the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining (MSTEM), the project seeks to build the skills of animators; establish training programmes; improve employability in the global online labour market; and fund a technology incubator called ‘Start Up Jamaica’, which will provide critical support to young technology entrepreneurs to bring ideas to market.It involves collaboration among a number of ministries and agencies and private sector companies.Animation TrainingThe animation component will include training of animators and the strengthening of existing programmes at selected institutions as well as support the establishment of a training programme to be delivered by the HEART Trust/NTA.State Minister for MSTEM, Hon. Julian Robinson, told JIS News that the emphasis on training is important as the only issue preventing further growth of Jamaican animation companies is the availability of skilled personnel. “So, we are going to be ramping up our training in animation, targeting not just the established institutions, but we want to get down to the grassroots. You have a lot of talented young Jamaicans, who have not necessarily been exposed to animation before, but who have the skills, who have the aptitude. We want to put them through a programme that will equip them to deliver animation content, and for many of them to become their own entrepreneurs,” he said.Online Job MarketUnder the online job component, young people will be able seek employment opportunities across the globe, utilising the Community Access Points (CAPS) established by MSTEM across the island, and at the HEART Trust/NTA centres in Manchester, Montego Bay, Papine and at the Garmex Academy on Marcus Garvey Drive.Portfolio Minister, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, stated that the online market presents a unique opportunity for young Jamaicans, many of whom have high school diplomas and college degrees. He said that through the virtual economy, the youth can access employment opportunities globally, “a solution that is attractive for small island states where the size of the local market hinders growth and job creation”.Start Up JamaicaA major part of the funding will go towards ‘Startup Jamaica,’ a Government initiative aimed at providing technical support to local entrepreneurs and innovators in the area of technology.‘Start-up Jamaica’ is a public/private partnership for economic growth and development, which aims to help Jamaica’s innovators and entrepreneurs grow their business ideas into a product, thus increasing employment and access to foreign exchange.The project will also focus on: ‘Skills and Capacity to Enhance Employability and Entrepreneurship’; Early Stage Investment for Tech Start-ups; Support to Science, Technology and Innovation; and Project Administration.Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, in his remarks, stated that the project will provide an opportunity to “unleash the innovative and entrepreneurial talents of Jamaicans”. “We have demonstrated time and time again… that we have first rate talent in animation and in the digital skills that will enable us to move up the value chain as far as participation in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and the digital economy is concerned,” he stated.Senior Social Development Specialist at the World Bank, Fabio Pittaluga said the project is “innovative not just for Jamaica but for us as an institution,” and has huge opportunities for the development of the digital economy in Jamaica. “There is a huge capital of talented, capable creative young people, who can be a force of transformation for the economy, the digital world and the online virtual economy. The digital media could really be some of the means by which that raw talent can be harnessed and provide economic growth opportunities, foreign exchange opportunities and jobs for Jamaica,” he stated.The ‘Youth Employment in Digital and Animation Industries’ project involves collaboration with the Ministries of Finance and Planning; Industry, Investment and Commerce; Education; Youth and Culture; the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ); Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), and the Office of the Prime Minister.Private sector stakeholders, including JNBS, Lime, and Oasis500, will provide capital to finance start-ups, as well as non-monetary support.center_img Recommended for you Jamaica And World Bank Sign US$105 Millions Loanslast_img read more

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Good Samaritan fatally shot while attempting to help stranded driver

first_imgGood Samaritan fatally shot while attempting to help stranded driver SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A sailor was shot and killed when he stopped to help an apparently stranded driver early Saturday morning on a freeway in Logan Heights, police said.A woman called police around 2:20 a.m. to report that her boyfriend had been shot on a transition ramp from southbound state Route 15 to northbound Interstate 5, San Diego Police Lt. Anthony Dupree said.The man, identified as 21-year-old Curtis Adams, was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Adams was active duty in the U.S. Navy.He was believed to have been driving with his girlfriend when he noticed a stranded car on the SR-15/I-5 transition road and stopped to help, according to Dupree.“The victim exited his vehicle and was immediately shot,” Dupree said.The suspect, described as a man wearing dark clothes, was seen fleeing south on I-5 in a white car.CHP officers later noticed a car matching the suspect vehicle’s description stopped on northbound I-5 near 32nd Street, Dupree said. Police headed to that location and detained the driver, who was being held for questioning by homicide detectives Saturday afternoon.The transition ramp where the shooting occurred was still closed as of 12:45 p.m. Saturday.Police asked anyone with information on the shooting to call San Diego Police Department homicide detectives at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Posted: October 27, 2018 October 27, 2018last_img read more

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No 8 Louisville Sweeps Doubleheader Against Brown

first_img Game One Highlights Preview LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Justin Lavey walk-off single capped a successful night at the ballpark for the eighth-ranked Louisville baseball team, as the Cardinals took a pair of games from Brown on Friday at Jim Patterson Stadium. Photo Gallery Game Two Highlights Listen Live Watch Live Full Schedule Roster Poland earned his first collegiate victory in the nightcap, while Logan Wyatt led the offense with a 2-for-4 night at the plate. Print Friendly Version Next Game: Brown 2/23/2019 | 1:45 PM Detmers (1-0) struck out two more after the walk to finish the sixth, and set down the side in order in the seventh to mark the end of his day. Detmers finished the day with seven hitless innings and a career-high 11 strikeouts. ACC Network Extra Louisville chipped away at the lead with Snider driving in one in the bottom half of the fifth and Alex Binelas tying the game in the sixth on a sacrifice fly. The top of the lineup carried the load offensively for the Cardinals in game one, with Lucas Dunn, Jake Snider and Tyler Fitzgerald combining to go 8-for-10 at the plate with five runs and five RBIs. All three set career-highs in the win as Snider was a perfect 4-for-4 in the game, while Dunn scored four times and Fitzgerald drove in four. Friday’s nightcap was filled with drama as well, with the Cardinals falling behind 4-2 after Brown (0-2) plated three runs in the top of the fifth inning. Louisville (4-2) came within an out of a no-hitter in a 7-0 victory to start the day and closed it out with a 5-4 win in extra innings. The Cardinals will try to complete the series sweep on Saturday at 2:00 p.m., ET. PDF Box Score (Game One) Friday’s doubleheader started with dominant pitching, as Reid Detmers was nearly perfect in his second start of the season. The sophomore mowed down the first 16 batters he faced before issuing a one-out walk in the sixth inning. The southpaw struck out the side in the second and fourth innings during a stretch of eight strikeouts in nine hitters. Reid Detmers Postgame Bobby Miller took care of business on the mound for the Cardinals in relief of Nick Bennett, who allowed four runs, three earned, in his five innings of work. Miller punched out a career-best eight batters over four innings to keep the game tied and send it into extra innings. Dan McDonnell Postgame Freshman Jack Perkins took over on the mound in the eighth, working around a two-out free pass in a scoreless eighth and retiring the first two batters in the ninth. One out away from history, a looping fly ball deflected off the glove of a sliding Zach Britton in right field for the first and only hit of the game for the Bears. Story Links In the bottom half, Danny Oriente drew a four-pitch walk to lead off the inning and Trey Leonard came off the bench to steal second. After a strikeout, Drew Campbell beat out a soft groundball to first, moving the winning run 90 feet closer. A fly to left wasn’t deep enough to bring Leonard home from third, but Lavey delivered the two-out winner with a clean single to right to close out the doubleheader sweep. Brown threatened in its half of the 10th, drawing a leadoff walk and bunting the runner into scoring position. A two-out walk put two on, but Jared Poland extinguished the fire inducing a flyout to right to end the inning. Live Stats PDF Box Score (Game Two) last_img read more

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