The Life's Way - A Lifestyle and Technology Blog By Aashish Rai 

Saturday, 24 August 2019

Action Packed #MARVEL Universe Live! Heads to #SouthAfrica @showtime_sa #MarvelSA @MarvelOnTour

Hi Friends, 

Calling all Marvel fans! Assemble for the live, legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. The Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy and Spider-Man join forces with Doctor Strange, master of the mystic arts, in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before it falls into Loki’s hands in this spectacular arena stunt show.

Marvel Universe LIVE! is a live performance, unlike anything fans, have ever seen before. Performing in South Africa only in the Sun Arena at Time Square, Menlyn Maine, Pretoria from Friday, 24 January through Sunday, 09 Feb 2020, this epic arena stunt show has become the adventure no one wants to miss. General public tickets go on sale at 09h00 on Tuesday, 27 August 2019 only at Computicket, the show’s exclusive authorized local ticketing agent.
Action Packed #MARVEL Universe Live! Heads to #SouthAfrica @showtime_sa #MarvelSA @MarvelOnTour
FNB customers can enjoy an exclusive 10% discount during the FNB preferential pre-sale ticket purchasing period from 22 August to 5 September at Computicket. Furthermore, eBucks members can use their eBucks, FNB card or a combination of both to purchase the Marvel Universe LIVE! tickets. For more information visit eBucks.com.

Produced by Feld Entertainment, Marvel Universe LIVE! is presented by local promoter Showtime Management and brought to you by FNB in association with SuperSport. “This unique live arena show brings twenty-five favorite Marvel characters to life at Sun Arena early next year,” says Showtime Management’s Tony Feldman. “We are excited to bring this incredible sensory overload of non-stop Super Hero action from all over the Marvel Universe to South Africa for the first time.” 

Star-Lord, Gamora, Rocket, Groot, and Drax make their live production debut bringing their courage and misfit wit to Marvel Universe LIVE! Alongside Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk, Black Widow, Wasp, and Iron Fist, the Guardians of the Galaxy help fight the scheming, menacing and loathsome villains Loki, Yondu and Green Goblin. Audiences will join in the quest that sparks new feuds with old foes, pitting student against mentor, sister against sister and brother against brother.
Action Packed #MARVEL Universe Live! Heads to #SouthAfrica @showtime_sa #MarvelSA @MarvelOnTour
Witness cutting-edge special effects, aerial maneuvers, pyrotechnics, martial arts, motorcycle stunts and vast 3D video projection in this completely new thrilling adventure. The floor show is enhanced with strobe lighting, lasers, fire and smoke along with substantial sound effects to set the location and heighten the excitement. Fans of all ages will be immersed in the Marvel Universe and experience it all with their family…LIVE!

Make a date! Booking opens at 9am on Tuesday, 27 August 2019 only at Computicket by calling 0861 915 8000 or visit www.computicket.com or your nearest Computicket service center. FNB preferential pre-sale ticket purchasing period from 22 August to 5 September at Computicket. Patrons are asked to please note that owing to safety regulations each person, irrespective of age (including babes in arms and children under two years) must have a purchased ticket. Fans are encouraged to only book through the official authorized ticketing agent for Marvel Universe LIVE! There are significant risks in buying from other sources and entry to Marvel Universe LIVE! is not guaranteed. To discover more about Marvel Universe LIVE!, go to www.marveluniverselive.com.
Action Packed #MARVEL Universe Live! Heads to #SouthAfrica @showtime_sa #MarvelSA @MarvelOnTour

IMPORTANT
Strobe lighting, lasers, pyrotechnics, fire and smoke along with substantial sound effects are used in this production
ONLINE #MarvelSA
To discover more about Marvel Universe LIVE!, go to www.marveluniverselive.com,
or visit our social media channels:
Twitter: @MarvelOnTour
Instagram: @MarvelOnTour
SHOW INFORMATION
VENUE: Sun Arena at Time Square, Menlyn Maine, Pretoria
SHOW DATES AND TIMES: Friday, 24 January 2020 to Sunday, 09 Feb 2020
Tuesdays – 5pm
Wednesdays, Thursdays – 7pm
Fridays - 8pm
Saturdays – 11am, 3pm, 7pm
Sundays – 10am, 2pm, 6pm

TICKET PRICES:
Midweek: Tuesdays to Thursdays and Sundays, 6pm: R195, R295, R395, R495 per person inclusive
Weekend: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays 10am and 2pm: R295, R395, R495, R595 per person inclusive
Babies in arms and children under 24 months sitting on a parent’s lap require a Babes in Arms ticket: R50.
FAMILY PACKAGES – R30 DISCOUNT PER TICKET
Save between R120 to R180 on midweek and weekend family packages available on the top three price categories only valid for purchases of 4 tickets, 5 tickets, and 6 tickets

BOOKINGS:
Computicket by calling 0861 915 8000, visit www.computicket.com or visit your nearest
Computicket service center.
eBucks members can use their eBucks, FNB card or a combination of both to purchase the Marvel Universe LIVE! tickets. For more information visit eBucks.com.
GROUP BOOKINGS
15% Discount on groups of 20 and more – midweek performances and Sunday 6pm only
Monday to Friday: 8am to 5pm only. To make a group booking only, contact Jill Somers, 079 218 1658, sales@showtime.co.za

About Marvel
Marvel Entertainment Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over eighty years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media. For more information visit marvel.com. © 2019 MARVEL

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#TheLifesWayReviews - Sacred Games Season 2 @NetflixSA TV Series #Mystery #Drama #SacredGames2

Hi Friends, 

Sacred Games Season 1 really made the Indian TV Series market look great and worthy of making an investment by many of the producers, directors and OTT content providers and Video On Demand services. People came to know about the series via word of mouth and social media channels were flooded with clips and memes. I was not aware of the series last year and didn't have Netflix connection at that time so watched the same a little later when everyone around me has already watched it. 

This time the story was different as I had a working Netflix connection gratefully provided by the brand for 6 months which will end soon and on the Independence Day of India 15th August 12am IST, the show's 8 episodes were made available to the subscribed public. I only started watching the season on Thursday evening after work and watched the first 5 episodes till my eyes got closed. I downloaded the rest 3 episodes in the Netflix app to watch on Friday evening and finished the same till dinner time. 

I really loved that the Croatia Ashram is none other than the Freedom Park in Pretoria, South Africa which is visible from the National Highway whenever I drive towards the city. Now I will definitely make a visit to this historical museum. Also, I could relate as my neighbors met the cast esp Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Pankaj, and Kalki when they were traveling by Ethiopian Airlines on their way to Pretoria and Pankaj Tripathi was sitting in the general category airplane seats only whereas others were in Business Class. 
#TheLifesWayReviews - Sacred Games Season 2 @NetflixSA TV Series #Mystery #Drama
Season 2 starts with the same mystery which kept us hanging at the end of Season 1 and all the episodes throughout out the series. Now with the 16 episodes, you can actually binge the whole series once again to check out what happened when. The second season is more ruthless in terms of killings and actions showcased on the series. Some scenes are really disturbing and I had to make my way through them without any judgments and thoughts.

Season 2 brings in some new characters as the show brings in the twists and turns provided by Guruji and a brief into his life too. Also, Kenya is the new platform to work for Gaitonde as he leaves Bombay in the last season after attacked by Issa. This season is full of new characters and many of them live a short life of 2-3 episodes in this season. The scientist in the last scene was the funniest as she kept using the random pattern as if the bomb is her mobile phone pattern without any knowledge. Do watch the Sacred Games Season 2 and I hope that you won't want to see the next seasons as it's not as great as the first one and it's going on the path of LOST TV series.

Acting-wise, this is fully Pankaj Tripathi's show along with Nawazuddin performances and Kalki has some dialogues in between in broken Hindi. The best new characters in Season 2 is Saxena Ji from Bhabhi Ji Ghar pe hai fame (Saanand Verma) who played a Kenyan Gujrati trader whom Gaitonde made into a local don on the ask of Kusum Devi Yadav an Indian Intelligence Agent played by Amruta Subhash in search of Shahid Khan played by Ranvir Shorey. Malcolm doesn't look so dangerous as in Season 1 and Surveen Chawla played her character of Jojo nicely. Overall, Sacred Games Season 2 can also be called as Once Upon A Time in The Life of - - - and they give you stories of each character introduced in this as well as the previous season. 

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@VMware IT Academy: Virtualize #Africa Programme Expands to Enhance #DigitalSkills in Africa

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VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a leading innovator in enterprise software, today announced the expansion of the VMware IT Academy: Virtualize Africa program. As part of this expansion, it shared details of a Memorandum of Understanding with Strathmore University - @iLabAfrica Centre, Kenya. The overarching goal is to empower the fast-growing, young African population to enter the digital workforce with confidence and expertise, helping to address the skills gap and supporting innovation and entrepreneurship across the continent.

The African labor market is experiencing significant disruption due to fast-paced technological advances. With the emergence of new fields such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing, business models have radically changed and so have the skill sets required by individuals to thrive in this new environment. Through the VMware IT Academy: Virtualize Africa program, VMware is collaborating with key stakeholders across academia, government and industry to equip African students with the technical skills and certifications required to succeed in the digital economy.

Strathmore University in Kenya has built an international reputation for its world-class academic teaching, professional training, and research in technology. Working with VMware IT Academy: Virtualize Africa, the University has already begun integrating a range of VMware developed courses into its curricula that cover topics such as virtualization, cloud computing, AI and IoT. This is facilitated through subsidized software licenses and certification vouchers from VMware.

@iLabAfrica, a Centre of Excellence in Research and Innovation in Information Communication Technology at the University, is spearheading the rollout with 20 trainers and over 100 students at the University participating. The students will be able to benefit from access to high-quality learning online resources, hands-on lab experiences to develop technical skills, and the opportunity to achieve industry-recognized VMware certification to complement their chosen fields of study.

“We are delighted to be part of VMware IT Academy: Virtualize Africa. It provides a wonderful opportunity for our students to gain technical skills and industry-recognized VMware certifications, helping to jumpstart their careers with the best knowledge and skills of international standards. Our shared goal with VMware is to become the VMware IT Academy regional lead for East Africa, training lecturers and students from Strathmore and other universities plus facilitating their participation in the program. Increased access to this type of education and training for students is a critical part of Africa realizing the potential of its youth and a prosperous Africa,” said Dr. Joseph Sevilla, Director @iLabAfrica, Strathmore University.
@VMware IT Academy: Virtualize #Africa Programme Expands to Enhance #DigitalSkills in Africa
“Skills development is recognized as a key component for economic growth and prosperity. VMware IT Academy: Virtualize Africa helps educational institutions align curricula with the skills needed for the labor market, thereby building talent for Africa’s jobs of today and tomorrow. Our discussions to form a strategic collaboration with Strathmore University is a significant milestone in this program, and will bring new skills and opportunities to its students, and in the future to many more young people in East Africa,” said Thomas MacKay, Senior Director for Global Strategic Programs, VMware.

Hear more about VMware IT Academy: Virtualize Africa and VMware’s engagement with Strathmore University at the Innovating Education in Africa Expo, Gaborone, Botswana. Thomas MacKay, Senior Director for Global Strategic Programs, VMware will share more details Tuesday 20th August, at 17.00, during Plenary Session 3: Exploring Innovative Pathways and Technologies for the Provision of Lifelong and Life-wide Education.

About @iLabAfrica Centre
@iLabAfrica is a Centre of Excellence in ICT Innovation and Development at Strathmore University. The center spearheads Research and Innovation in Information Communication Technology for the Development (ICT4D) of ecosystems towards the attainment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to contribute toward Kenya’s Vision 2030. The research center is involved in interdisciplinary research, students’ engagement and has partnered with over 800 institutions (Universities, NGOs, foundations, and government) worldwide and other funding agencies. For more information, please visit www.ilabafrica.ac.ke

About VMware IT Academy
VMware IT Academy works with a global network of educational institutions to provide students access to high-quality learning certification opportunities and hands-on lab experiences with VMware technologies. VMware provides free curriculum and materials, with the goal of helping students jump-start their software careers. In 2018, VMware IT Academy worked with 2,400 institutions in 79 countries and provided 1.3 million free software downloads for educational purposes.

About VMware
VMware software powers the world’s complex digital infrastructure. The company’s cloud, networking and security, and digital workspace offerings provide a dynamic and efficient digital foundation to over 500,000 customers globally, aided by an ecosystem of 75,000 partners. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, VMware is committed to being a force for good, from its breakthrough innovations to its global impact. For more information, please visit https://www.vmware.com/company.html. VMware is a registered trademark of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions.

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