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

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

#AntManAndTheWasp #Movie Releasing #06Jul2018 @MarvelStudios #DisneyAfrica

Hi Friends,
From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes “Ant-Man and The Wasp,” a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink. In the aftermath of “Captain America: Civil War,” Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from the past.

“Ant-Man and The Wasp” is directed by Peyton Reed and stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena, Walton Goggins, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Tip “T.I.” Harris, David Dastmalchian, Hannah John-Kamen, Abby Ryder-Fortson, Randall Park, with Michelle Pfeiffer, with Laurence Fishburne, and Michael Douglas.

Kevin Feige is producing with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard, Charles Newirth, and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers, Paul Rudd, Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari wrote the screenplay. “Ant-Man and The Wasp” hits theaters on July 6, 2018. 
#AntManAndTheWasp Releasing Soon @MarvelStudios #DisneyAfrica #06Jul2018
Genre:                          Action-Adventure
Rating:                          TBD
Release date:                July 6, 2018
Running Time:               TBD
Cast:                        Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena, Walton Goggins, Bobby Cannavale,  Judy Greer, Tip “T.I.” Harris, David Dastmalchian, Hannah John-Kamen, Abby Ryder-Fortson, Randall Park, with Michelle Pfeiffer, with Laurence Fishburne, and Michael Douglas
Director:                        Peyton Reed
Producer:                      Kevin Feige                        
Executive Producers:     Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard, Charles Newirth, Stan    Lee
Screenplay by:              Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers, Paul Rudd & Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari


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Monday, 25 June 2018

@Quiteria_George Celebrates Young Women with its #WARRIOR Line #DakarFashionWeek2018

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Quiteria & George, a South African designer duo has showcased at the 16th edition of Dakar Fashion Week took place from 20 to 24 June in Senegal. They are among 35 chosen designers from around the world. In remembrance of the 1976 uprising in Soweto and in celebration of today’s youth, especially women, the pair have named the line: “WARRIOR”.

“This collection is reflective of all aspects of tradition and culture. We strive to always show diversity in our work through demonstrating architecture in motion, which is informed by keeping abreast with the latest trends, pop culture, and societal discussions,” says Quiteria Kekana, co-designer at Quiteria & George. “We found it of vital importance to close the gap and drive a dialogue about youth and women empowerment. In a world that is driven by patriarchy, dissolution, and imbalances, it is crucial for creatives to recall the disempowered and place their discourse in the forefront.”

George Malelu, co-designer at Quiteria & George, adds: “To strive and find the warrior in today’s young women, the aesthetic of our designs focuses on the pre and post Democracy to create the synergy between the two women because these generations feed off from each other. This is for women as they continue to build, love and nurture by displaying insurmountable strength.”
@Quiteria_George Celebrates Young Women with its #WARRIOR line #DakarFashionWeek2018
Quiteria & George, with over four years in the industry, have a formidable rap sheet in the local fashion industry and are no strangers to dressing celebrity A-listers. The pair has designed for various shows including the Miss South Africa pageant 2018, African Fashion International (AFI), Durban Fashion Fair, Arise Fashion Week in Nigeria, as well as Johannesburg Fashion Week.

Dakar Fashion Week, which is planned and executed by Adama Paris – who is well respected in the fashion industry was created to showcase African talent and to celebrate fashion by revealing the cultural riches of the continent. It is a space where supporting industries, such as music and hair get an opportunity to grow their network, celebrates African beauty and the emancipation of African women. Moreover, It offers young designers a platform to display their talent to the rest of the world.
 
 
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Key Considerations When Buying Your Next #PowerBank @ADATAtechnology #TravelIdeas

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Power banks are very handy, particularly when you’re an avid traveler, but what are some of the key considerations you should keep in mind when purchasing one? ADATA country manager for South Africa, Tony Yu, advises that if you’re in the market for a new power bank to use while traveling by air, you must ensure that the safety aspects of your device are up to scratch.

“According to IATA rules, you are not allowed to travel with a power bank in your cargo luggage and are only permitted to travel with it in your carry-on luggage,” he says. “Even then, there are restrictions on the number of power banks you can carry as well as their power rating.”
Key Considerations When Buying Your Next #PowerBank @ADATAtechnology
The IATA rules state that power banks that contain lithium ion batteries must have a power rating of less than 100 Wh to be carried onto an aircraft. Should that power rating be exceeded, special permission must be obtained from the airline operator to carry it on board and even then, it may not exceed 160 Wh.

Yu says that other key considerations should include a thorough review of the brand and built-in safety specifications. “The first question you should ask yourself is whether the power bank you are considering purchasing has circuit protection,” he says. “Multiple circuit protection will protect the power bank from overcharging or discharging, making it much safer to use. ADATAs power banks have additional protection measures in place to prevent overcurrent, -heating, -Voltage and short-circuiting as well.”
Key Considerations When Buying Your Next #PowerBank @ADATAtechnology
“You must also ensure that you purchase a power bank from a reputable brand, that designs and tests their products to ensure they comply with international safety standards. The circuit design is also crucial, and it is even better when fire-resistant casings are used,” says Yu.

“Depending on the type of activities you engage in, you might also want to consider whether the power bank is dust and waterproof and is resistant to shocks and drops. This is particularly important for people with an active, outdoors lifestyle that require a sturdier power bank to charge their devices while on the move,” he says.
 
I hope you will make the right decision and check out the Wh values before buying your next Power Bank to keep your little devices charged all the time. 
 
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#NDP2030Hackathon Doing It For The Country #HackNDP2030 #IOT #CodeJam #DataScience

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South Africans countrywide are invited to enter the upcoming #NDP2030Hackathon challenge to harness the power of information technology to benefit the nation

The State Information Technology Agency (SITA), in partnership with the Presidency on Friday 22 June launched a pioneering hackathon to encourage the development of innovative technology to help the country achieve the goals set out in the National Development Plan (NDP) and for South Africa grow and prosper.

The aim? To turn ideas into viable technology solutions to speed up service delivery and work mindfully towards achieving the goals outlined in the government’s National Development Plan 2030 (NDP 2030) for eliminating poverty and reducing inequality.

South Africans from all backgrounds and disciplines are invited to enter their proposals, with the ultimate goal of helping to solve socio-economic challenges standing in the way of the country reaching its full potential.
#NDP2030Hackathon Doing It For The Country #HackNDP2030 #IOT #CodeJam #DataScience
SITA believes it can make a positive contribution through the smart, effective use of information technology – and is delighted to be endorsed by the Presidency in this inspirational initiative.

Participants (in teams of three to five) are asked to draw up proposals, including “problem statements” and their proposed business solutions. The idea is to “connect, collaborate and deliver”, and hack solutions falling within the scope of the NDP 2030.

Once initial adjudication has taken place and the best proposals shortlisted, the selected participants will be invited to take part in the two-day hackathon, to be held in Durban later this year. Mentors will be on hand to assist at the event.

The final, winning solutions will make a real difference to people’s lives. They will be deployed at certain government institutions for the good of all South Africans – hence the hackathon name: #NDP2030Hackathon – doing it for the country”.

Entrants do not have to be experienced in programming and data science – SITA and its industry partners will provide mentorship and training.

The hackathon categories are:
  • Code jam – building innovative software engineering solutions such as mobile apps
  • Data science – building innovative products and providing insights on specific sets of data, data mash-ups, and solutions
  • The Internet of Things – building innovative smart devices that can sense, connect, infer and act
Anyone aged 18 and older can enter – from officials at government institutions, state-owned companies, and private corporations, to employees at non-governmental and non-profit organizations, students and anyone else.

Not only will the best ideas generated take South Africa a step closer to realizing its NDP goals, the winners will also be in line for fantastic cash prizes. Winners in each category will receive R100 000, those in second place will be awarded R50 000 and those in third place will walk away with R30 000.

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Gift Him With Lexington @Solo_NewYork Laptop Backpack #EveryDaySolo @Gammatek

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Whether your friend is a computer engineer, a sportsman or just a man that likes to live life on his own terms, he is probably carrying around more than just his laptop, or rather, the laptop is just the tip of the iceberg as he usually carries phones, tools and other pieces of equipment. If this is the case, he needs a good bag to carry all he needs with him, so for his big day or just to appreciate, a good carry-it-all bag would be the perfect gift these winters.

The right bag for the job
While there are many Laptop bags out there, finding THE laptop bag that works for him will take some researching as there are many features that you would need to take into consideration.

The right Laptop bag had to be lightweight
Sometimes he might be carrying around his whole life with him, which would make the bag a lot heavier, he needs a lightweight Laptop bag that is also of good quality to withstand heavy use, and sometimes abuse he puts his bags through.

The right laptop bag had to have lots of storage space
Because he needs to be able to get all his tools organized and have easy access to them, having different pockets for the tools and instruments was a must, not only to keep him organized but also to help him save time by easily reaching all he needs at any given time.

The right laptop bag had to be stylish
Because the image is important, his laptop bag has to look nice as it would be part of his attire in a way… Sometimes finding a bag that is functional and good looking might be a challenge.

He would definitely love this Lexington laptop backpack from Solo New York.
Gift Him With Lexington @Solo_NewYork Laptop Backpack #EveryDaySolo @Gammatek

Why?
This Laptop bag is Inspired by New York’s Exclusive Neighborhood and features a sleek style with a fully padded 15.6″ laptop compartment with lockable zippers along with an internal iPad/ tablet pocket. It also has front zippered pockets with organizer sections and key clip that is very handy, a discrete business lining, 2 zippered pockets on each side, a very welcomed padded back and back straps for added comfort.

Last but not least, it has another very handy feature: the back panel slides over luggage handles which is great if he has a wheeled bag while traveling.

The Lexington laptop backpack from Solo New York was exactly what he needs on his birthday! I wouldn't mind a bag like this on my birthday on 22nd July.

The Solo range is available in South Africa at Incredible Connection, Takealot.com & Shopandship.co.za and includes the below bag range as well as really unique tablet covers. For more information on Gammatek’s product range please visit www.gammatek.co.za or follow us on Twitter @gammatek and Facebook.

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Saturday, 23 June 2018

Calexico - New Americana #Restaurant at #44Stanley #Johannesburg #SouthAfrica @CalexicoJHB

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The much-anticipated re-opening and revamp of Stanley Beer Yard is now open.

The brand-new doors opened on Friday to reveal an entirely new look and the new name. Co-owners Larry Hodes and Michael Vacy-Lyle are excited to show Joburg what they have in store: “The new restaurant is an eclectic mix of Americana style food, décor, and music – staying true to the nature of Stanley beer Yard, but with a shinier and edgier feel”.
Calexico - new Americana #Restaurant at #44Stanley #Johannesburg #SouthAfrica
Calexico is a border city in California: a portmanteau of the words California and Mexico and a perfect intermingling of music genres, food, and dance. The band of the same name is an Americana, Indie, country, folk and Latin rock band from Arizona. The music style, like the city it gets its name from, is a blend of southern Californian and Mexican inspired sounds.
Calexico - new Americana #Restaurant at #44Stanley #Johannesburg #SouthAfrica
“Their feel-good harmonies, alongside legends like Band of Horses, the Eagles, The Band, Otis Redding, John Coltrane, Bob Marley and The Beastie Boys have inspired our very own Calexico: an Americana style restaurant and bar.
Calexico - new Americana #Restaurant at #44Stanley #Johannesburg #SouthAfrica
Calexico has its roots in great music and being first and foremost a vinyl lounge, we have decided to include a vinyl wall full of records from legendary musicians. We have included a classic record player, where patrons are welcome to play their own choice of vinyl during the day” says Larry Hodes.
Calexico - new Americana #Restaurant at #44Stanley #Johannesburg #SouthAfrica
The new menu was designed by chef and food stylist Robyn Timson-Moss, who believes the food is a vibrant take of classic Californian-style dishes. Think artichoke, nachos and hot brisket and racks and racks of ribs.
Calexico - new Americana #Restaurant at #44Stanley #Johannesburg #SouthAfrica
Calexico prides itself on diversity and originality – inspiration hit when trawling through the names of great rock legends and flavourful food styles and genres – a perfect combo of music, eating and drinking.

Real music never gets old.
 
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10 Things You Never Knew About @Marvel Studio's @TheBlackPanther #WakandaForever

Hi Friends,

To celebrate the in-home release of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, we’ve uncovered 10 stellar secrets from the making of the epic superhero saga. The mighty new Marvel movie is released Digitally in HD, 4K Ultra HD™ and Movies Anywhere on May 8 and on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand on May 15. Wakanda forever!

SUPERHERO SECRET #1
THE COMIC BOOKS WERE A HUGE INSPIRATION FOR THE FILMMAKERS

When it comes to the inspiration behind the story of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, director, and co-writer Ryan Coogler admits that he delved deep into the history of the acclaimed Marvel comic book series. “We pulled from all of the comics,” Coogler explains. “When you watch our film, you will probably see something from every writer that has touched T’Challa’s character in the Black Panther comics. Everything from Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s initial runs through to Don McGregor, Christopher Priest, Jonathan Hickman and Brian Stelfreeze. We grabbed from it all. Each writer left their own mark, so Agent Ross [played by Martin Freeman in the movie] came from Christopher Priest’s run and the character of Shuri came from Reginald Hudlin’s run. Each run left something for us to pull from, but we pulled from absolutely all of them.”

SUPERHERO SECRET #2
THE ATTENTION TO DETAIL ON SET WAS MIND-BLOWING FOR THE ACTORS

“It was incredible to walk on to the Wakandan sets,” enthuses Danai Gurira, who plays Okoye in the movie. “Our production designer, Hannah Beachler, was amazing. I remember walking into the Tribal Council room and thinking, ‘This room is stunning.’ The floors were see-through. There were massive, beautiful panther statues. The throne was very African. The entire décor was very African. It was an amazing experience, which was very rich for my character because I stood there and I thought, ‘This is like nothing else on the planet and it’s my character’s job to protect it.’ Hannah pulled from lots of awesome traditional African aesthetics. You don’t get to see it in the movie, but she also designed T’Challa’s office, which was another amazing room on set. We shot some scenes in there, which were left out of the movie – but the office was constructed and it looked amazing.”

SUPERHERO SECRET #3
THE PRODUCTION TEAM TOOK A TRIP TO SOUTH AFRICA TO RESEARCH THE MOVIE

“We took a really important trip to South Africa to do a ton of research for Black Panther,” reveals production designer Hannah Beachler. “We went up and down the country, which helped immensely when we started to create the sets. It was incredible to see all the colors, the textiles and the way things were built. In the end, we shot a lot of plates and second unit footage in South Africa. We shot footage in Uganda, which was used to show the farm land and open space of Wakanda. It was beautiful. We also shot at Victoria Falls in Zambia. When the fighters come flying through the falls and get to the challenge pool; that flight through the falls is Victoria Falls. But when you get to the challenge pool, what you see behind them is a bit of Iguazu Falls, which is in South America. We smashed the two together because we wanted a horizon.”

SUPERHERO SECRET #4
SEBASTIAN STAN WAS ONLY ON THE BLACK PANTHER SET FOR ONE DAY

“The tag scene with Bucky [played by Sebastian Stan] at the end of the movie came as a wonderful surprise to me,” explains Letitia Wright, who plays Shuri in Black Panther. “I was so happy when I read about it. Props to Ryan [Coogler] for adding it to the movie. This scene was shot quite late in the production, but I really enjoyed it. It was a beautiful day on set and I thought it was a great way for us to find out where Bucky had been hiding in Wakanda. We shot the scene in a forest area somewhere in Atlanta, but it only took a day. Sebastian was really great to work with. He’s a good chap.”

SUPERHERO SECRET #5
THE IN-HOME RELEASE IS PACKED WITH DELETED SCENES AND OUTTAKES

Marvel fans can delve deeper into the wondrous world of Wakanda with the exclusive bonus features packaged with the in-home release of the movie. Not only are there behind-the-scenes featurettes and never-before-seen outtakes, but there are also a number of deleted scenes. “There are a couple of scenes with Okoye and W’Kabi [played by Daniel Kaluuya] that I would love people to see,” explains Danai Gurira. “There’s a scene between Okoye and W’Kabi, which takes place after Killmonger tells us what he’s going to do with the kingdom. Okoye is very disturbed by her man seeming to positively respond to Killmonger. There’s also a scene where W’Kabi and Okoye go head-to-head. Okoye pushes W’Kabi to a place where all the rage he had towards T’Challa comes out. I hope some of those moments end up in the deleted scenes.”
10 Things You Never Knew About @Marvel Studio's #BlackPanther #Movie #DisneyAfrica
SUPERHERO SECRET #6
LUPITA NYONG’O HAD TO LEARN MULTIPLE LANGUAGES FOR THE MOVIE

“The African language that we speak in the movie is Xhosa, which is a Bantu language from South Africa,” reveals Lupita Nyong’o, who plays Nakia in Black Panther. “It has the clicks which my native tongue does not have, so I had to learn it for the movie. I worked very closely with a dialect coach to get it right. I also speak Korean in the film, which was a doozy. A week before we shot the scenes in South Korea, they finalized exactly what Nakia was going to say, so all week I kept practicing the lines over and over again. However, I slipped up from time to time. At one point, the Korean extras laughed because they told me I’d said something about a barbecue by mistake – but we got there in the end.”

SUPERHERO SECRET #7
LETITIA WRIGHT DISCOVERED SHE’D WON HER ROLE IN A RATHER UNUSUAL PLACE

“The audition process was really interesting,” admits Letitia Wright. “I sent over two tapes from London and I didn’t think anything would happen – but then I got a call asking me to fly out to Los Angeles for a screen test. That’s where I met Ryan [Coogler] and Chadwick [Boseman, who plays T’Challa]. Thankfully, we had an immediate connection. I went home and I didn’t hear anything for a couple of weeks – but then I was called back for another screen test. This time, I flew to Atlanta and they put braids in my hair – and I knew I just had to have fun with the audition. I remember thinking, ‘Man, if this happens, it will be very special for me.’ A couple of weeks later, I found out they wanted me for the role of Shuri. I was standing at a bus stop in London when the call came through. I went crazy! I was screaming at the bus stop! I was overjoyed to be part of this epic movie.”

SUPERHERO SECRET #8
CAST MEMBERS HAD TO TACKLE A GRUELING SIX-WEEK BOOT CAMP

Before the cameras started to roll on Black Panther, cast members flew out to Atlanta to prepare for the movie’s awe-inspiring action sequences. “The boot camp lasted six weeks,” reveals Danai Gurira. “It was really helpful to get athletically conditioned for the film shoot, although we also got into the specifics of the movements of our characters. We learned fight choreography, as well as different techniques of how our character was going to move on the set. It was intense, but I learned a lot. Okoye is the general of the army and the head of the Dora Milaje, so the way she fights is very traditional. Her movement with the war spear comes from very ancient movements of the nation. It was really interesting to learn.”

SUPERHERO SECRET #9
THERE WERE RAP BATTLES BETWEEN THE ACTORS ON SET

An exclusive gag reel has been created for the in-home release, which is packed with comedy bloopers and slapstick slip-ups from the set of the movie. “There were a lot of funny moments during the filming of Black Panther,” recalls Letitia Wright. “Even though the shoot was a lot of hard work and there were some incredibly physical scenes, we always found moments to have fun. We had rap battles in between takes, or we organized dinners and bowling sessions. There was a day where we did a Get Out challenge because we had [Get Out star] Daniel Kaluuya working with us. Who won the rap battles? To be perfectly honest, I think I was the best. I was up against a lot of people, but their rapping skills were terrible.”

SUPERHERO SECRET #10
LOOK CLOSELY AT THE MOVIE’S KIMOYO BEADS FOR HIDDEN QUALITIES

Hannah Beachler admits she had a ton of fun working on the high-tech gadgets for the movie. “The Kimoyo beads are my favorite,” the production designer admits. “I really pushed the design on them because I knew the beads needed to be something really cool. The Kimoyo beads were originally introduced in the Black Panther comics – but Ryan [Coogler] loved the idea of using them for communicating in the movie. If you look closely at the beads, you’ll see there’s a prime bead, which is given to you when you’re born in Wakanda. There is a little peak on the prime bead, which makes it stand out from the others. All the beads’ symbols light up, but the prime bead lights up completely. A Nigerian language – nsibidi – is used for the symbols on the beads. You’ll also see nsibidi writing on columns of some of the iconic buildings in Wakanda, too.”

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@PONDS_SA Celebrates the #Unstoppable Women of #SouthAfrica and Their Moms #MothersDay

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During the month of May, iconic skincare brand POND’S brought key select media, influencers, brand ambassadors, as well as lucky consumers together with their moms in the heart of Sandton for an intimate soiree. This event was a tribute to mothers, motherly figures and the #Unstoppable stories that South African women embody and live out every day. Not only did this event celebrate the deep-rooted love moms and daughters have for one another, it was also a celebration of the love South African women have for the POND’S brand.

In February 2018, POND’S unveiled Actress, Singer, Radio-DJ, and recently announced mom, Thembi Seete as the face of the NEW POND’S Age Miracle range. Thembi, Zuraida Jardine, and Sureshnie Rider, along with some of the most #Unstoppable women in their lives, were treated to a relaxing morning of pampering and spoils, and of course, pausing for those important selfie moments with adoring consumer-fans. All these women had to do to be eligible for a seat at the table with POND’S #Unstoppable ambassadors, was purchase any two POND’S Age Miracle products from Dischem or Click’s between March and mid-May, swipe their loyalty card, and they were automatically entered into the competition. The brand also ran a competition on its social media pages, giving two lucky consumers the opportunity to claim their final seats at the table.

To kick off the official programme of the day, all guests were treated to a 45-minute Image Consulting Masterclass by Entrepreneur, Fashion Buyer, and Designer, Thuli Mola, from Style Alert SA. After that, the women were broken into two groups, whom in turn indulged in a shoulder massage, followed by a professional portrait moment between moms and daughters, and between best friends.
@PONDS_SA Celebrates the #Unstoppable Women of #SouthAfrica and Their Moms #MothersDay
“For women, living an #Unstoppable life is as much about pausing to smell the roses and sharing a special moment with a loved one, as it is about achieving a multitude of great things in our daily lives,” said Sphelele Mjadu, PR Lead for Africa, Unilever Personal Care. “With this Age Miracle event, we wanted to show the women of South Africa – often with decades of sharing and caring between them – that they truly matter to the POND’S brand, and that we will find many more moments in the future to celebrate what makes them #Unstoppable.”

The POND’S brand team and POND’S Beauty Advisors were all available during the course of the event to share firsthand and in-depth product information regarding the new range with guests through real-time product demonstrations. The event ended off on a delicious high as everyone tucked into a harvest table spread, and shared #Unstoppable moments, which will no doubt become #Unstoppable memories to treasure for a lifetime.

The newly reformulated POND’S Age Miracle range includes a full spectrum of products, all designed to create an easy-to-follow, yet perfectly self-indulgent regime fit for the #Unstoppable woman. The range includes:
  • POND’s Age Miracle™ Day Cream SPF 15 NEW (RSP R189.99)
  • POND’s Age Miracle™ Night Cream NEW (RSP R189.99)
  • POND’s Age Miracle™ Eye Cream NEW (RSP R189.99)
  • POND’s Age Miracle™ Wrinkle Correcting Cream NEW (RSP R189.99)
  • POND’s Age Miracle™ Facial Foam (RSP R132.99)
  • POND’s Age Miracle BB Cream (RSP 185,99)
The new POND’S Age Miracle range is available at all major retailers.

For more information about new POND’S Age Miracle range, and to keep up to date with all the latest POND’S news, please visit www.ponds.com/za. To follow the conversation on social media, find POND’S on Facebook (@PondsSouthAfrica), Instagram (@ponds_sa) and Twitter (@PONDS_SA), and join the conversation using #Unstoppable.
 
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New #ScoreStriker – Epic Energy Game Changer with a Citrus Boost @DrinkScore

Hi Friends,

Kick off your Soccer World Cup fever with an epic shot of energy from Score Striker, the invigorating new citrus energy drink.

Bursting with a juicy citrus taste, new Score Striker has a double shot of Guarana to double your power and keep you on track. It is a real game changer with a healthy dose of B-vitamins and is taurine free for the great aftertaste that Score fans have come to love. New Score Striker is available in mega 500ml cans in leading outlets selling at around R10.
New #ScoreStriker – Epic Energy Game Changer with a Citrus Boost @DrinkScore
In celebration of the Soccer World Cup, Score Energy Drink is hosting the Score Khaba Cup, mini 4-a-side soccer tournaments in and around Cape Town. Catch all the action from 16 June to 14 July 2018 in the following communities:
  • Khayelitsha – 16 June
  • Nyanga – 23 June
  • Mfuleni – 30 June
  • Joe Slovo (Milnerton) – 7 July
  • Cape Town CBD (Taxi Rank & Bus Terminal) – 14 July
Check out www.drinkscore.co.za for more information and keep in touch by joining the Score community on www.facebook.com/DrinkScore and follow @drinkscore on Twitter and Instagram.
 
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@SamsungSA #QLEDTV Is Totally Dedicated to #Entertainment

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While innovative technology means that a television may be placed just about anywhere in a home – either turning into a gallery-like piece of art when it’s not being watched or as an integral part of the décor, there is something appealing about a room that is specific to the pieces on the wall and sound of movies or series. Just about any form of entertainment is available online, which means creating a theatre-like experience doesn’t require a whole re-design of a place.

Ahead of planning any interior space, it’s important to first understand what it is primarily to be used for, as well as how many people it will usually need to seat. In a dedicated TV room, the use is already decided; it’s the number of people who will normally be viewed at any given time that then becomes an important factor. Assuming it’s usually a family of six, then, of course, there needs to be adequate seating for each family member. If the family seldom watches together, the layout could be arranged to accommodate just one or two people watching together. If there isn’t really a spare spot in your home, double up with a guest room – all you’ll need to do is use a sleeper couch as the main reclining option.

Lyle Mitchley, Head Product Manager for TV at Samsung South Africa, says, “We’ve come a long way in terms of television design and innovation and while many people want to display their Samsung TV’s, especially the exquisite Frame, a devoted TV room is becoming trendy, giving people the opportunity to design an area that encourages a truly theater-like experience.”

In advance of deciding on the seating for the TV room, consider the way you like to enjoy it. Given you’re more likely to spend your time on a romantic movie late at night, you may prefer to go for a low-slung couch with dreamily soft cushions. If you’re an edge-of-your-seat sports fan, a higher, more solid type seating option could be a better choice.
@SamsungSA #QLEDTV Is Totally Dedicated to #Entertainment
Symmetry and asymmetry are both integral to the interior design. Finding a focal point is usually the first aspect of planning. When it comes to a TV room, the obvious centerpiece will be the television. The size of the TV will assist in determining what is placed next to it, as well as how furniture fits in front of it. However, the television is positioned, on a TV unit or flush-mounted to the wall; placing either shelves or pieces of décor on either side of it assists in making the room feel cosier, which is the goal of an entertainment room. Asymmetry in design relates to spaces where the focal point isn’t in the middle of a wall, but rather off-centre. The rule of three is helpful in this instance – this means placing two additional items that balance the off-centre focal point, to create a holistic visual. An example of this could be if the TV is to the right of the centre of the wall, two plants, one that’s slightly taller than the top of the TV and one that’s slightly lower, will balance it out. This may well be a set of shelves and a small table that create a vertical balance to the horizontal top of the TV.

Before the advent of sound bars, the television focus could easily be balanced with the large speakers to create a surround-sound experience. But, that’s no longer the case and rather than having electronic décor, softer and more aesthetically pleasing items can be put in place.

“Adding a sound bar to your TV sound is what makes all the difference. For example, the Samsung 500 W 5.1.4 ch has 15 built-in speakers, including four upward-facing drivers and rear wireless speakers that deliver crystal clear sound. Dolby Atmos transports you into what you are watching with moving audio that flows all around you, even from above,” adds Mitchley.

When it comes to audio, the acoustics of a room also become important. This doesn’t mean having to create a sound-proofed interior, though. Instead, simply ensure that interior elements are soft – vibration bounces off hard surfaces, so if there isn’t carpeting in the TV room, include a rug that’ll help absorb the sound waves.

Whatever your viewing habits are, having a space in your home dedicated to entertainment is a wonderful luxury that hugely enhances your enjoyment.

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New @Lenovo_Africa #Legion #Gaming PCs are Stylish on the Outside, Savage on the Inside

Hi Friends, 

A little over a year since unveiling Lenovo Legion, our dedicated sub-brand for PC gaming, we’re maintaining our commitment to providing premium and powerful gaming experiences with the latest hardware across laptops, towers, and cubes. At E3, Lenovo announced a new family of six gaming PCs – the Lenovo Legion Y730 and Y530 Laptops, T730 and T530 towers and C730 and C530 cubes. No matter the form factor, these powerhouse machines pack the needed punch to seamlessly play today’s most popular games, from action-packed battle royales to epic role-playing game adventures. Each device comes with improved thermals to keep things cool when the competition heats up, providing that added peace of mind when pushing the boundaries of your game.

VR-ready Lenovo Legion T730 with Lenovo gaming monitor and accessories1

Catering to avid PC gamers who value substance as much as style, the latest from Lenovo Legion are redesigned from the ground up to offer a modern and polished aesthetic that does less to flaunt a flashy, juvenile look, and more to deliver high performance without the garish frills. We listened to feedback from thousands of gamers – professionals, parents, students – who all share a deep passion for gaming cultivated through years of playing their favorite titles. Like us, we know you do more than just game on your PC and having a rock-solid rig that looks as good with your crew as it does in front of your colleagues is important. Most of all, we obsessed over making sure that every component in the new Lenovo Legion devices is engineered to give you a powerfully immersive performance. The new Lenovo Legion line-up can handle nearly every flash and flare thrown at it while staying sleek enough to match a professional lifestyle.

Lenovo Legion Y730 Laptop’s sophisticated new design

From the Office to the Living Room – Lenovo Legion Y730 and Y530 Laptops
The new Lenovo Legion laptops are built for today’s on-the-go gamer who travels light. Imagine the anticipation ahead of playing the hottest new title at lunch but having an important meeting on the same day. Rather than juggle two laptops in one bag, the Lenovo Legion Y730 and Y530 Laptops cater to both in one chic machine – effortlessly transitioning from work to play. Made of precisely machined aluminum and anodized in a sophisticated Iron Gray, the Lenovo Legion Y730 Laptop showcases ultrathin borders around its full HD IPS display. Meanwhile, the Raven Black Lenovo Legion Y530 Laptop has a subtle but compelling top cover texture that radiates out from the “O” in its Legion emblem. With the new laptops’ sophisticated design, gamers will no longer have to worry about judgmental eyes in business meetings.

Clean, sophisticated design on the Lenovo Legion Y530 Laptop

Thinner, lighter and sleeker than before, the new laptops are ideal for those who want to focus on their game even when playing in public, instead of disturbing passers-by with the numbing glow of a typical gaming machine. Instead, the Lenovo Legion Y730 and Y530 Laptops provide a stealthy cover that allows users to travel and game discreetly. Paired with a Lenovo Y Gaming Armored Backpack1 with a dedicated laptop compartment, your gear will stay safe and sound from rush hour to happy hour.

Sleek and slim Lenovo Legion Y530 Laptop with the Lenovo Y Gaming Armored Backpack1

Staying Cool Under Pressure
The notion of portability doesn’t have to mean bulky fans and poor cooling. We tested countless ways in achieving better thermals and invented a dual-channel cooling system with additional side vents and multi-length, multi-rotational fan blades in the new Lenovo Legion laptops – improving its airflow by 16 percent, with 10 percent cooler system temperatures compared to before. The result is more efficient cooling and whisper-quiet operations.


The dual-channel cooling system in the 15-inch Lenovo Legion Y730 Laptop offer improved cooling

Immerse in Superior Sight and Sound
More than capable of handling some of today’s most demanding games, both laptops come fully-equipped with up to NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti GPUs, up to the latest 8th Gen Intel®Core™ i7 processors and Windows® 10. Their keyboards are made to offer under 1ms input response time – designed to deliver that split-second advantage in competition. The laptops’ optional 144Hz full HD IPS displays not only offer a higher refresh rate for smoother visuals and reduced motion blurring but also thinner bezels with brighter panels at 300 nits – making characters come to life in crisp detail. The Lenovo Legion Y730 Laptop is the world’s first gaming laptop with Dolby Atmos® Speaker System with Dolby Sound Radar. Dolby Atmos Speaker System creates an amazing experience over Dolby® custom-designed and tuned PC speakers or over headphones.2 It delivers breathtaking, moving audio that flows above and around you, designed to place you inside the action as the sound comes alive with richness and depth. The new Lenovo Legion Y530 Laptop natively supports Dolby Audio™, which enables loud and clear sound. Combining crystal-clear visuals with incredible sound, the new laptops provide an all-around immersive gaming experience.

A clearer, brighter optional 144Hz full HD IPS display on the Lenovo Legion Y530 Laptop

The Lenovo Legion Y530 Laptop is the mainstream option, while its higher-end Y730 Laptop offers overclocked gaming horsepower in a 17-inch or 15-inch screen, with optional 16GB CORSAIR® DDR4 overclocked memory. The Lenovo Legion Y730 Laptop is the world’s first gaming laptop with a CORSAIR iCUE® RGB backlit keyboard and system lighting, featuring six custom macro “Y” keys for added customization of more than 16 million color combinations.

Lenovo Legion Y730 Laptop is the world’s first gaming laptop with a fully customizable CORSAIR iCUE RGB backlit keyboard and system lighting

To offer gamers in the U.S. even more choice, we’re also bringing to market a new Lenovo Legion Y7000 Laptop with an edgier chassis design featuring a backlit “Y” logo on its aluminum top cover, but with the same great performance on the inside as the Lenovo Legion Y530 Laptop.

Grab and Go Portability – Lenovo Legion C730 and C530
The Lenovo Legion C730 and C530 cubes cater to the avid gamer who needs a lightweight, space-saving form factor, yet also wants the benefits of a desktop computer. Redesigned into a portable 19L Iron Gray chassis, the new cubes are more compact and lighter than before – letting you take your highest settings virtually anywhere.

Lightweight and compact Lenovo Legion C730

All the Colors of the Rainbow
With a convenient, integrated top handle, the easy-to-carry cubes can easily transport from your home to a friend’s place for an all-night gaming binge. Its fully transparent top panel offers a bird’s eye view into the heart of the rig – revealing its optional RGB system lighting for a mesmerizing array of colors on the C730, or clean red LED system lighting on the C530 – fully customizable through Lenovo Vantage.

Lenovo Legion C730 with a transparent top window revealing the engine beneath the hood

Small but Mighty
But don’t be fooled by its small size. The Lenovo Legion C530 is our mainstream Windows 10 gaming cube at a more competitive price, while the C730 is a step up with premium features. Rocking up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPUs, up to the latest 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processors and optional overclocked 32GB CORSAIR DDR4 memory on the Lenovo Legion C730, it’s small but mighty – ready to unleash a powerful, VR-ready gaming experience. Enter and explore expansive worlds full of life and detail in its highest fidelity, or kick up your frame rate to enable sharp, lightning-fast reflexes. Dolby Atmos on the Lenovo Legion C730 and C530 enables moving audio3 that will further immerse gamers so that you’ll hear every crumbling building and earth-shattering explosion in vivid detail.

Lenovo Legion C530 offers powerful desktop performance that fits into virtually any décor1
 
The new cubes also feature a dual-channel thermal ventilation system for better heat management than before so you can stay engrossed in uninterrupted gameplay.

Cooler thermals on the Lenovo Legion C530

Two Towers of Power – Lenovo Legion T730 and T530

The Lenovo Legion T730 and T530 towers serve as the stunning centerpiece to a killer gaming setup. Sporting a polished design in a 28L chassis, the Raven Black Lenovo Legion T530 shares the same subtle top texture as the Y530 Laptop radiating out from its power button. The Lenovo Legion T530 features red lighting behind its thermal venting, while Lenovo Legion T730 has a full internal and external RGB system lighting behind a clear window on the side that reveals its roaring engine within.

A refined chassis with transparent side panel reveals an array of customizable RGB lighting on the Lenovo Legion T730

Overclocking for the Win
Easily handling today’s most demanding AAA games and graphically intensive applications, the VR-ready Windows 10 towers boast up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPUs and up to the latest 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processors. Squeeze every drop of performance from your Lenovo Legion T730 and go beast mode with its optional 32GB DDR4 overclocked CORSAIR VENGEANCE® memory and up to two 512GB PCIe RAID 0 SSD or 2TB SATA HDD storage.

Overclock on the Lenovo Legion T730

Hear the enemy’s footsteps in deep, dynamic sound through Dolby Atmos3 on the new Lenovo Legion towers to potentially gain a tactical advantage before they strike. And when your game heats up, the Lenovo Legion T730’s optional Asetek® liquid cooling offers reliable, whisper-quiet heat dissipation for increased framerate stability, smoother gameplay, and reduced system noise even when you’re pushing your game to its limits. The Lenovo Legion towers let you stream across your favorite online platforms with full confidence that your most epic killstreaks can be broadcast in 4K4 with high frame rates.

Improved thermals on the Lenovo Legion T730

Ditch the Tools
The new towers don’t hold you back from upgrading later down the road either. We’ve future-proofed the towers with tool-free upgradability so you can tweak, tune and easily swap out the latest graphics or memory at the press of a button – no toolbox or flashlight needed.

Upgrade without tools on the Lenovo Legion T730 featuring an integrated top carry handle

Accessories that Complement the Experience
Pair the new towers with a Lenovo Legion gaming monitor, surround sound headset, precision keyboard and mouse to complement your gaming setup.1

Lenovo Legion T530 with Lenovo gaming monitor and accessories1

Whether you’re looking for the highest settings to stream professional-grade quality videos or a gaming laptop designed to give you a competitive edge, the modern gamer will find the right balance between a sleek, premium exterior and epic gaming performance with Lenovo Legion’s extensive new portfolio.

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