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Thursday, 31 October 2019

@NewsCafeVibez Takes Back Their Bars With A New Menu Launch #NewsCafeWorldOfCocktails

Hi Friends, 

The much-anticipated launch of the News Cafe Cocktail Menu has hit the stores. The menus authenticity goes beyond the expectations of their patrons, aptly dubbed ‘A News Cafe Cocktail Experience’. The menu boasts 10 carefully curated, cocktails that are served with theater, rare in the vessel and unique in taste that will usher guests into a delightful world of cocktail flavors.

According to News Cafe Operations Executive, Ryan Pellatt, the signature cocktail menu will elevate the current News Cafe offering and experience. “The offering was created to ensure that the South African market can experience global mixology at its best, in an establishment that is well known. 

The new cocktail menu ties into four flavor profiles, inclusive of Aromatic; Smokey; Indulgent and Delicate - giving any cocktail enthusiast an opportunity to navigate the menu:
@NewsCafeVibez Takes Back Their Bars With A New Menu Launch #NewsCafeWorldOfCocktails
CALYPSO – With Jose Cuervo Tradicional Reposado Tequila, smoked IPA syrup, hibiscus tea, naartjie citric, smokey whiskey and naartjie tincture.

WEATHER THE STORM – With Havana Club 7-year-old rum, vanilla ice cream, pineapple juice, angostura bitters, vanilla cola syrup, lime juice, served with litchi granita. 

GLAMBER – With Inverroche Amber Gin, Boschendal Brut Cap Classique, golden passion fruit sherbet, black pepper & vanilla extra dry vermouth with gold flakes.
@NewsCafeVibez Takes Back Their Bars With A New Menu Launch #NewsCafeWorldOfCocktails
DAHLIA – With Patron Silver Tequila, Crème De Cacao, Cinzano Bianco Vermouth, cucumber syrup, lime juice served with a chilli salt rim. 

GO FLUFF YOURSELF – With Bacardi Reserva 8-year-old rum, watermelon syrup, green melon juice, lime juice served with marshmallow fluff & toasted coconut. 

DROPS OF JUNIPER – With Bombay Sapphire Gin, lemon juice, rose syrup, martini prosecco, blue pea flower extract, cardamom tincture, served with citrus dust. 
@NewsCafeVibez Takes Back Their Bars With A New Menu Launch #NewsCafeWorldOfCocktails
MIRAGE – With Glenfiddich 12-year-old whiskey, apple, orange & rye syrup, lemon juice, and soda water. 

THE RITUAL – With Woodford Reserve Bourbon, amaro blend, smokey whiskey, complex syrup. 

SNVL – With Absolut Vodka, vanilla syrup, grapefruit juice, Schweppes Indian tonic served with salted popcorn. 

KING PIN – With Hennessy V.S Cognac, pineapple & chermoula syrup, lemon juice, Schweppes ginger ale served with a gold-dusted chocolate disk. 
@NewsCafeVibez Takes Back Their Bars With A New Menu Launch #NewsCafeWorldOfCocktails
Selected cocktails also have a “switch your spirit option” which allows the consumer to experience an alternate key spirit ingredient, should they wish. 
@NewsCafeVibez Takes Back Their Bars With A New Menu Launch #NewsCafeWorldOfCocktails
News Cafe Directors
As an iconic South African franchise, pioneers and market leaders in the cocktail industry and social lifestyle venue category, News Cafe has taken a bold step in a new direction, to take back their bars and continue serving world-class cocktails. 

These cocktails are aligned perfectly with international and local trends that are widely, consumer-driven to actively seek out better drinking options. The menu also sees a few of the signature cocktails being served as alcohol-free. 
@NewsCafeVibez Takes Back Their Bars With A New Menu Launch #NewsCafeWorldOfCocktails
Our World Of Cocktails
For more information, follow News Cafe on social media - @newscafevibez

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Wednesday, 30 October 2019

@YoungLivingAF Essential Oils Takes A Sho’t Left #YoungLivingAfrica #EssentialOils #HealthAndWellness

Hi Friends, 

Recent press coverage and, even conversations held in social circles tell us that there are a few South Africans who don’t feel patriotic enough to remain and build what’s left of the ruins the country has suffered given its various inherited legacy issues. USA (Utah) headquartered company Young Living Essential Oils feels entirely different when it comes to investing in South Africa and her people. The company today, celebrated the planting of its offices in local soil, specifically at their new offices in Clearwater Office Park in Roodepoort, Johannesburg. The unveiling of the newly-constructed building is part of the company's commemoration of its 25-year anniversary.

The company was initially started by its Founder, the late D. Gary Young who created the company based on his interest in essential oils due to suffering back injuries from a fall in the late 1970s. Young Living now impressively has a locational presence across seven continents in more than 30 countries.

“I’ve been here nearly a week now and am truly impressed by the unique spirit of love and hospitality South Africans possess and bring to our global table. After experiencing the country for myself, I can say with confidence and pride that it was a wise decision to invest in the country,” said President and CEO of Young Living Essential Oils, Mary Young. “I have discovered that the nationals also pride themselves in valuing people and demonstrate the spirit of ubuntu through every aspect of their lives particularly, in business culture. I have noticed that those fortunate enough to own businesses in the country conduct their affairs with not only a high level of professionalism but, also with kindness and generosity which brings that special essence which ubuntu affords versus doing business across the rest of the globe,” said Young. 
@YoungLivingAF Essential Oils Takes A Sho’t Left #YoungLivingAfrica #EssentialOils #HealthAndWellness
Mary Young, second from left opens office at Young Living Headquarters at Clearwater Office Park in Roodepoort
“The country’s people are as committed to positive change as we are. This makes me not only proud but, deeply honored to be launching an official office in the country’s business hub namely, the City of Johannesburg. It is widely known the world over that South Africans are hard-working and inspirational individuals. They value and maximize on an opportunity, particularly in the business arena,” she said. The company’s core business is the distillation and sale of high-end and concentrated essential oils. Secondary to its core function is the entrepreneurship opportunity it affords an individual due to its network marketing structure. The company already boasts a few high rollers in its South African region with some, bank-rolling an excess of R800k a month. “This business suits the person who works hard and likes to dictate their own success,” said Kemble Morgan, Country Manager for Africa. “I have a keen passion to see particularly, the previously disadvantaged youth of South Africa mobilized to create their own wealth by joining the business and creating their own networks,” he said.

In a recent article published in Forbes.com, Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, talks about our world being on the brink of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), which is ‘characterised by a range of new technologies that are fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, impacting all disciplines, economies and industries, and even challenging ideas about what it means to be human.’ In addition to this truth, there is widespread speak across countries and sectors to broaden the way we view our incomes. It simply isn’t best or wise professional practice to generate one stream of income from a 9-5 job. This means that entrepreneurship is becoming more of a buzzword as we journey towards the future. South Africa is fast making strides in this arena. Young millennials are grabbing the proverbial bull by the horns and maximizing their potential for success through venturing into business. “I am motivated and seek to motivate the country’s youth to see change come to South Africa. I believe that we are a country rich in natural resources and in talented people with a natural flair for entrepreneurship,” he said.

Young Living is already reaping its harvest from its South African investment. “To date, we have 2,448 page likes on our Young Living South African page, over 1 000 amount of members signed up as of May 2018 and look forward to hearing about the successes our South African teammates will soon be reaping through working on and growing their Young Living businesses,” said Morgan.

To learn more about Young Living's global farms, please visit YoungLiving.com or SeedtoSeal.com

About Young Living Essential Oils
Young Living Essential Oils, LC, based in Lehi, Utah, is the world leader in essential oils, offering the highest quality oil-infused products available. Young Living takes its industry leadership seriously, setting the standard with its proprietary Seed to Seal® quality commitment, which involves three critical pillars: Sourcing, Science, and Standards. These guiding principles help Young Living protect the planet and provide pure, authentic products that its members can feel confident about using and sharing with friends and family. Young Living’s products—which all come from corporate-owned farms, partner farms, and Seed to Seal-certified suppliers—not only support a healthy lifestyle but also provide opportunities for over 6 million global members to find a sense of purpose and whole-life wellness by aligning their work with their values and passions. For more information, visit YoungLiving.com, follow @younglivingeo on Twitter, or like us on Facebook.

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You Don't Need to Know the Rules to Enjoy #RWC2019 @Heineken_SA #TeamHeineken @RosebankTheZone

Hi Friends, 

Heineken® has launched the #TeamHeineken Experience, an interactive activation set to thrill rugby and non-rugby fans ahead of the Rugby World Cup 2019™ knockout phase.

The activation was unveiled at the Rosebank Mall in Johannesburg, demonstrating that everyone can enjoy the spirit of the tournament, whether they know the rules of the game or not. 

Lauren Muller, Marketing Manager Heineken® South Africa explains, “Heineken® always aims to create memorable experiences and bring enjoyment through all of our sponsorship platforms and Rugby World Cup 2019™ is no different. This activation is for those who see the Rugby World Cup through a different lens and understand its potential to live as more than a series of rugby matches. It is for those who understand that you don’t need to know the rules of the game to enjoy this social event. We invite South Africans to celebrate the tournament with us.”
You Don't Need to Know the Rules to Enjoy #RWC2019 @Heineken_SA #TeamHeineken @RosebankTheZone
The #TeamHeineken Experience blends Heineken®’s premium beer with cutting-edge technology, including a virtual reality kicking game. There are also opportunities to win Heineken® and Rugby World Cup 2019™ merchandise. 

Fans can also get a taste of the alcohol-free Heineken® 0.0 from the revolutionary Heineken® Blade draught system and stand a chance to receive a limited-edition personalised Heineken® Rugby World Cup 2019™ bottle.

The #TeamHeineken Experience activation is free of charge to anyone of legal drinking age in South Africa. Doors open 10am to 6pm daily for the duration of Rugby World Cup 2019™.
You Don't Need to Know the Rules to Enjoy #RWC2019 @Heineken_SA #TeamHeineken @RosebankTheZone
Former Rugby World Cup™ winning captain John Smit added, “Rugby fans in South Africa are known the world over for their passion for the game. With Heineken® the Rugby World Cup™ is not just about the diehard rugby fan. The tournament offers the chance to get together to enjoy one of the world’s greatest sporting spectacles.”

Along with the #TeamHeineken Experience activation, Heineken® will bring a Japanese stadium experience to South Africa through a final match viewing. In true Heineken® style, this viewing experience will have some of South Africa’s biggest acts performing prior to kick-off.

LONG-STANDING PARTNERSHIP
Heineken®’s over two-decade long association with international rugby includes Rugby World Cups™ in South Africa in 1995, Australia in 2003, France in 2007, New Zealand in 2011 and the UK in 2015. The brand also supports the European Rugby Champions Cup and European Rugby Challenge Cup and many of World Rugby’s Sevens tournaments.

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You Don't Need to Know the Rules to Enjoy #RWC2019 @Heineken_SA #TeamHeineken @RosebankTheZone
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About HEINEKEN South Africa
HEINEKEN South Africa is a key player in the beer and cider industry in the country, with an impressive portfolio of brands, including Heineken®, Sol, Windhoek®, Miller Genuine Draft®, Amstel®, Strongbow®, Soweto Gold®, and Tafel®. HEINEKEN South Africa is a joint venture between HEINEKEN N.V. and Namibia Breweries. Visit http://www.heinekensouthafrica.co.za/.

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Love The Lights and Spread The Love @HPCHydePark #50andFabulous #HPCturns50 ⁠

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Tis the season to be jolly – and there’s plenty of reason for cheer as Hyde Park Corner gets its festive season programme underway with its time-honoured tradition of a tree-lighting ceremony – which promises to be even more fabulous this year. Coinciding with the celebration of Hyde Park Corner’s ‘Fifty & Fabulous’ birthday, the Love the Lights spectacle on 6 November will be its most memorable ever.

The family-friendly event features kids entertainment, the show-stopping lighting of the tree, and will be headlined by Timothy Moloi and Adam Howard’s Joburg Big Band, performing all your favourite festive hits. Festivities in the Centre Court kick off at 17h30 on Wednesday 6 November, with the live performance starting at 18h00. There’s plenty to keep the kids entertained, with sing-alongs, dance routines, craft activities, and more. Early Christmas shopping is a must, with stores trading until 20h00 on the evening.
Love The Lights and Spread The Love @HPCHydePark #50andFabulous #HPCturns50 ⁠
In the spirit of the season, visitors are invited to participate in Hyde Park Corner’s Love the Sounds initiative, by bringing their pre-loved musical instruments to be donated to the Music Enlightenment Project, a community-based NPO based in Braamfontein. The initiative was founded in 2009 with the aim of creating a world where the lives of children and communities are enriched and transformed through the experience, practice and performance of music. Their holistic approach involves creating successful futures for children by developing not only their skills as musicians but also their life skills through music education. Donations of musical instruments can be made at designated areas in Hyde Park Corner throughout November and December.

For more information on what’s happening at Hyde Park Corner, visit www.hydeparkcorner.co.za or on Facebook @HydeParkC or Twitter @HPCHydePark.

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The @NetFlorist #GrandPavilionofFlowers @TheMallOfAfrica #InternationalFlowerShow #Johannesburg

Hi Friends, 

NetFlorist has partnered with the Johannesburg International Flower Show, hosted at Waterfall City from 30th October to 3rd November 2019. The event will bring together local and international guests, florists, producers and prominent members of the gardening and horticulture industry. It is the first flower show of its magnitude and promises to mesmerize, inspire and transport attendees through a tesseract of floral splendor all the way to the NetFlorist Grand Pavilion of Flowers.
The @NetFlorist #GrandPavilionofFlowers #Johannesburg #InternationalFlowerShow @TheMallOfAfrica
The brilliance of the exhibitions will surely bring joy to Jozi and the best part is that it caters to everyone – from floral design experts and students to event planners and the whole family. 
The @NetFlorist #GrandPavilionofFlowers #Johannesburg #InternationalFlowerShow @TheMallOfAfrica
The show will boast ikebana and various gorgeous floral displays, intricate flower walls, and chandeliers, fantasy gardens as well as a fun-filled children’s area for children of all ages.
The @NetFlorist #GrandPavilionofFlowers #Johannesburg #InternationalFlowerShow @TheMallOfAfrica
Flowers are the testimony that the world we live in was designed for our pleasure. By observing charming floral designs, we can learn to be colorful in stillness. Join the 5-day event of exquisite arrangements, magnificent designs, imperial landscape as well as interactive talks and demos by Jill Manson, Sharon McGukin, Leon Kluge Pascal Garbe and Mabel Maposa .
The @NetFlorist #GrandPavilionofFlowers #Johannesburg #InternationalFlowerShow @TheMallOfAfrica
Anyone looking for a unique outdoor experience will have a marvelous time at the Johannesburg International Flower Show.
The @NetFlorist #GrandPavilionofFlowers #Johannesburg #InternationalFlowerShow @TheMallOfAfrica
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Friday, 25 October 2019

10 Secrets From The Set of #RavensHome @DStv @DisneyChannel #DisneyAfrica

Hi Friends, 

Pssst… Want a sneak peek inside the new Disney Channel comedy, Raven’s Home? We catch up with the cast to discover the inside scoop on everything from pranks and paintings to props and parties… Whoop! 

SECRET NUMBER ONE… 
THERE WERE TEARS ON SET BEFORE THE CAMERAS STARTED TO ROLL! 
Raven-Symoné – who plays Raven Baxter in Raven’s Home – reveals: “I definitely had a tear in my eye when I walked on to the set of Raven’s Home for the very first time. It was really emotional because I was really happy to be working with Disney Channel again. It’s been 10 years since That’s So Raven finished, but this is a whole new show and it’s exciting to be back. The first time I walked on to the set, the sets were not finished. They were still in construction, so I could smell the fresh wood being cut and I reminisced to back when I was younger. It was a pleasure to be knowing that I was going to be working on a Disney stage again. It was awesome.” 

SECRET NUMBER TWO… 
RAVEN-SYMONÉ IS FULL OF GREAT ADVICE! 
Issac Ryan Brown – who plays Booker in the show – admits: “I am having the time of my life on Raven’s Home. It’s so much fun to be on a show like this, but I also love the fact that I’m learning loads. Raven is full of amazing advice. She tells us not to take our phones on set and she teaches us about the proper etiquette when you’re at work on a show like Raven’s Home. She’s taught us never to wear open-toed shoes on set because something might fall on your feet and you could get hurt. She tells us to keep our shoes tied properly; she even taught me a special knot! She's always full of great acting advice and she always knows what to do. She’s had such an amazing career, so it’s great to learn from the best.” 

SECRET NUMBER THREE… 
RAVEN’S HOME IS RECORDED IN FRONT OF A LIVE STUDIO AUDIENCE! 
Anneliese van der Pol – who plays Chelsea in Raven’s Home – explains: “I love performing in front of live audiences. For somebody like me, who started in theatre and still does a lot of live theatres, it’s a joy to work on a show that’s taped in front of a live studio audience. I absolutely love it. Nothing is better than getting a live laugh! When you work on a show that’s not recorded in front of an audience, it’s hard to tell what’s funny – but a live audience will give you immediate feedback with their laughter and their giggles. After every show, it’s really gratifying to sign autographs for the audience. We hang around to speak to the audience and find out what they liked about the show. It’s great.” 

SECRET NUMBER FOUR… 
SKY KATZ IS THE BIGGEST PRANKSTER ON THE SET OF THE SHOW! 
“We have lots of fun filming Raven’s Home,” chuckles Issac. “Sky Katz – who plays next-door-neighbour Tess in the show – is the biggest prankster on the set. One time, she asked me to look down into a bottle of water to see a coin underneath – but then she tried to squirt the water in my face. It was really funny! She does a bunch of pranks, but that’s one I managed to avoid. There’s something about her rapper aura that makes her the biggest prankster. She’s hilarious.” 

SECRET NUMBER FIVE… 
THE SHOW IS SET IN CHICAGO, BUT IT’S SHOT THOUSANDS OF MILES AWAY! 
“In the show, Raven and Chelsea are raising their kids in Chicago – but the cast film the action on a studio set in Hollywood, California” admits Anneliese. “In LA, you’d have to drive your kids to school and the weather stays the same all year round. In Chicago, it’s different, so we get to show a lot of different stories by setting the show there.” 
10 Secrets From The Set of #RavensHome @DStv @DisneyChannel #DisneyAfrica
SECRET NUMBER SIX… 
RAVEN-SYMONÉ WOULD LOVE TO SHOOT A FULLY MUSICAL EPISODE! 
Raven’s Home star Raven-Symoné is well known for her musical skills. She sang the theme tune for That’s So Raven and has released a number of albums. “I also sing the theme tune for Raven’s Home, which is exciting,” reveals the actress and singer. “I’d love to do a fully musical episode in the future. Wouldn’t that be cool? We did it on That’s So Raven, so it would be great to do it with Raven’s Home.” 

SECRET NUMBER SEVEN… 
THERE’S A BIZARRE ANIMAL APPEARANCE IN AN UPCOMING EPISODE! 
“There are lots of crazy, funny stories in Raven’s Home,” explains Issac. “There’s a fun Halloween episode where lots of the cast dressed up in costumes. There’s an episode with a clown. There’s even an episode that features a gorilla! The gorilla episode is really cool. It’s about overcoming your fears for the good of everyone else.” 

SECRET NUMBER EIGHT… 
SEE IF YOU CAN SPOT RAVEN’S ART IN THE SHOW! 
Raven-Symoné is a whizz at art, which is why some of her paintings are hanging up on the set of Raven’s Home. “I’m going to call them Secret Ravens,” reveals the actress. “I’m not going to tell you which of the paintings are mine, but they are definitely in the show. If you follow me on Instagram, they’ve been posted before, so you might be able to work it out – but I also did some artwork on clothing, which will turn up in season one.” Keep your peepers peeled, gang! 

SECRET NUMBER NINE… 
THE CAST PLAY GAMES WHEN THE CAMERAS STOP ROLLING! 
“I really love the set of Raven’s Home,” admits Issac. “In total, I think there are nine sets and each one is filled with props and fun things. The studio is huge and it’s very, very cool. When we’re not working, we often play hide and seek. My favorite place to hide is inside a little tower on the rooftop set. That’s usually where I run and hide, but don’t tell everyone… It’s a secret!” 

SECRET NUMBER TEN… 
THERE WAS AN EPIC PARTY TO CELEBRATE THE END OF SEASON ONE! 
“When we finished filming season one of Raven’s Home, we celebrated with a party,” explains Jason Maybaum, who plays Levi in the show. “We went to a karaoke place near the set and we all took turns at singing. It was so much fun! I sang It’s Tricky by Run DMC and Raven sang the Take Me To Church song by Hozier. She’s a really good singer. We had a blast!” 

**Raven's Home Season 3 premiered on Disney Channel, DStv channel 303 on Monday, 07 October**

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10 Things You Need to Know About #Descendants3 @DStv @DisneyChannel #DisneyAfrica

Hi Friends, 

To celebrate the launch of Descendants 3 on Disney Channel, we’ve pulled together a list of the hottest secrets from the thrilling trequel. What can fans expect from the magical musical movie? The answers are all here… 

BEHIND-THE-SCENES SECRET NUMBER ONE… 
THE GANG’S BACK TOGETHER AGAIN! 
“It was awesome to be back on set for Descendants 3,” reveals Booboo Stewart, who plays Jay. “Not only was the cast back together again, but a lot of the dancers from the previous two films were back. It was really, really cool to see everyone. Before we started shooting, we had tons of dance rehearsals with our new choreographer, Jamal Sims. Jamal is incredible. He’s also part of the cast because he plays Dr. Facilier in Descendants 3. It’s great to have him on board.” 

BEHIND-THE-SCENES SECRET NUMBER TWO… 
THE MOVIE IS MAGICAL! 
“There’s a lot more magic in Descendants 3,” admits Dove Cameron, who plays Mal. “I would describe Descendants 3 as being the most magical of all three films by far, and I think everyone will be very happy with it. All of this magic means there are loads of special effects in the movie. There’s a lot of green screens and a lot of visual effects. It’s going to be a feast for your eyes!” 

BEHIND-THE-SCENES SECRET NUMBER THREE… 
THERE ARE SOME COOL NEW CHARACTERS! 
Keep your eyes open for tons of Easter eggs in Descendants 3. “I love the way we reflect back to the first movie in the third movie,” explains Cameron Boyce, who plays Carlos. “In the first movie, we came to Auradon. In the third movie, we bring new kids to Auradon. The new kids are called Celia, Squeaky and Squirmy – and they go through all the same emotions that we went through in the first movie. I think it’s great that there are lots of these different callbacks to the other movies in Descendants 3.” 

BEHIND-THE-SCENES SECRET NUMBER FOUR… 
THERE ARE NEW VILLAINS IN THE STORY, TOO! 
“I love the new baddies in the movie,” admits Booboo Stewart. “The baddies are really cool and I think they are going to surprise people. It’s awesome because you also get to see where the baddies live, which means you get to see more of the Isle Of The Lost in Descendants 3. You get to see lots of parts of the Isle that you haven’t seen before!” 

BEHIND-THE-SCENES SECRET NUMBER FIVE… 
PREPARE FOR A GIGGLE-FEST! 
“Descendants 3 is really, really funny,” chuckles Cameron Boyce. “You are definitely going to laugh out loud when you see the movie. Carlos and Jay have a lot more comedy in the third film than they did in the first two, which is fun. Even when a scene isn’t supposed to be comedic, we manage to find something fun to do – and it works.” 
10 Things You Need to Know About #Descendants3 @DStv @DisneyChannel
BEHIND-THE-SCENES SECRET NUMBER SIX… 
THE SETS ARE EPIC! 
“The new sets are really awesome,” admits Booboo Stewart. “Not only do you get to see more of the Isle Of The Lost, but you also get to see more of Auradon in Descendants 3. Way, way more! I really enjoyed seeing more of this world. When the sets were being built, we got to see little models and photos of what everything was going to look like. When the sets were finished, it was incredible to see them for real. I love the fact that we return to some of the places that we visited in the past, including Auradon Prep. In a way, going back to that castle was almost like going home. It brought back so many great memories. It’s beautiful.” 

BEHIND-THE-SCENES SECRET NUMBER SEVEN… 
EXPECT TONS OF DANCING! 
“There are lots of incredible dance numbers in Descendants 3,” reveals Brenna D’Amico, who plays Jane. “The choreography was the most challenging of all three movies by far. Thankfully, I was surrounded by great choreographers and dancers who were able to help me learn the moves. Everyone is going to be dancing along at home. My little cousins dance along to every single Descendants movie and I know they’re going to be dancing, even more, this time. Especially with the song at the end of the movie. That’s my favorite!” 

BEHIND-THE-SCENES SECRET NUMBER EIGHT… 
THE CAST ATTENDED A MONTH-LONG BOOT CAMP! 
“We had a four-week boot camp before we started shooting the movie,” admits Cameron Boyce. “We had tons of dance rehearsals, as well as sword fighting lessons. The swords in Descendants 2 were very skinny. They are much bigger and heavier in Descendants 3, which was tough at times. There’s a dance number where we are fighting and dancing at the same time, so there was a lot of multi-tasking.” 

BEHIND-THE-SCENES SECRET NUMBER NINE… 
THE MUSIC WILL BLOW YOU AWAY! 
“The music in Descendants 3 is fantastic,” enthuses Booboo Stewart. “The soundtrack is going to be seriously amazing! The songs are really catchy and they are going to make everyone want to dance along. There’s a little rock in the music and there’s also a little pop. There’s even a little hip-hop and some cool electric feels, too. There’s something for everyone!” 

BEHIND-THE-SCENES SECRET NUMBER TEN… 
THERE WAS A LOT OF LAUGHTER ON THE SET! 
“Thomas Doherty and Jedidiah Goodacre are definitely the biggest jokers in the cast,” chuckles Cameron Boyce. “Jedidiah would always make us laugh. He is the craziest person you’ll ever meet! One day, he showed up wearing a pink crop top. He’s a crazy man who constantly brings a smile to your face. Dove pranked me really well on set. She walked into my trailer wearing lots of prosthetics and scared me! It was really funny.” 

BEHIND-THE-SCENES EXTRA… 
THE CAST MEMBERS ARE THE BEST OF FRIENDS! 
“We had a great time filming Descendants 3 in Vancouver,” explains Cameron Boyce. “When you’re in a different city with people you’ve known for years, it’s always going to be fun. We would hang out together all the time. We would go and get Thai food and ice cream. Or we’d go to the movies. One night, we went to buy loads of snacks from a shop over the street from our hotel. Dove and Sofia were still in their robes from work! We so much food and returned to Dove’s room to eat it all. Our eyes were definitely bigger than our stomachs that night, but it was really fun. We’d do fun stuff like that all the time.” 

BEHIND-THE-SCENES EXTRA… 
DUDE IS BACK! 
“Everyone keeps asking me if there’s going to be a talking dog in Descendants 3,” ponders Cameron Boyce. “I can confirm that Dude is back and he will be talking. He’s a lot of comedic relief in the movie! I don’t think the movie would be the same without Dude.” Woof! 

**Descendants 3 premiered on Disney Channel, DStv channel 303 on Friday, 11 October at 17:25**

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@WWE #AfterTheBell Podcast Set to Debut on October 30th 2019 @WweBell

Hi Friends, 

WWE (NYSE: WWE) announced its first-ever weekly podcast series, After the Bell, will launch on Wednesday, October 30. Hosted by Corey Graves, After the Bell offers fans an edgy and unpredictable look at the latest in Monday Night Raw, Friday Night SmackDown and NXT. The podcast is the first for WWE Podcast Network, a partnership between WWE and Endeavor Audio. Listen to the trailer here

Each Wednesday, Graves will break down the action from WWE’s flagship programming, taking listeners on a captivating ride through the hottest WWE storylines while he catches up with the most noteworthy Superstars of the week. Paul “Triple H” Levesque, WWE Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative, will join Graves as a special guest for the premiere episode. 

“After the Bell will deliver unprecedented access to the biggest WWE Superstars and storylines week in and week out. No other podcast can say that,” said Graves. “As WWE’s first podcast we have the responsibility to ask the burning questions and it’s going to be a wild ride.”
@WWE #AfterTheBell Podcast Set to Debut on October 30th 2019 @WweBell
Listeners can subscribe to After the Bell on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Pandora. 

Graves began his commentator career with NXT in 2014 and immediately distinguished himself with his unique style and opinionated insights. Since then, Graves has brought his entertaining analysis to both Raw and SmackDown, and contributes to WWE Network pay-per-view events. He currently serves as the lead analyst for Friday Night SmackDown on FOX. Prior to his role as a WWE commentator, Graves performed in NXT where he was a former Tag Team Champion.

Additional Superstar-focused podcasts from WWE Podcast Network will be announced in the near future.

Endeavor Audio is a full-service operation offering content development, financing, production, distribution, marketing, and monetization. The studio has produced BLACKOUT, the hit audio drama, with Academy Award winner Rami Malek (also starring) and QCode; The Bellas Podcast, the popular weekly lifestyle chat show hosted by WWE Superstars and tv personalities, The Bella Twins®; and Freaknik, a podcast about Atlanta’s infamous spring break, as part of a larger content partnership with Mass Appeal that also includes Drink Champs, the popular hip hop podcast show, and the re-launch of Juan Ep hosted by Peter Rosenberg and Cipha Sounds. Their upcoming podcast, HUNTED will be the first series with “Law & Order” creator Dick Wolf.

About Endeavor
Endeavor is a global entertainment, sports and content company, home to the world’s most dynamic and engaging storytellers, brands, live events, and experiences. The company is comprised of industry leaders including entertainment agency WME; sports, fashion, events and media company IMG; and premier mixed martial arts organization UFC. The Endeavor network specializes in talent representation; marketing and licensing; content development, distribution and sales; event management; and a number of direct-to-consumer offerings.

About WWE
WWE, a publicly-traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family-friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE’s TV-PG, family-friendly programming can be seen in more than 800 million homes worldwide in 28 languages. WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 over-the-top premium network that includes all live pay-per-views, scheduled programming, and a massive video-on-demand library, is currently available in more than 180 countries. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, Munich, and Tokyo.

Additional information on WWE (NYSE: WWE) can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com. For information on our global activities, go to http://www.wwe.com/worldwide/.

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Thursday, 24 October 2019

@MSCcruisesSA Reveals Details of The Spectacular New #CirqueDuSoleilAtSea Shows for #MSCGrandiosa

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MSC Cruises revealed today details of the two brand-new and original Cirque du Soleil at Sea shows coming exclusively to MSC Grandiosa. In COSMOS, Journey to the Unbelievable, guests will experience a breathtaking voyage across the galaxy with a brave astronaut on a quest for self-discovery. Audiences of EXENTRICKS, Expect the Unexpected, will be caught off guard at every turn in this high-spirited spectacle.

Each Cirque du Soleil at Sea show is an original production and Cirque du Soleil is constantly pushing their creative boundaries, reinventing their processes, challenging the status quo and exploring new territories to create inspiring experiences that are sure to delight MSC Cruises’ guests. 

Andrea Gangale, Senior Vice President Product Development & Guest Experience, MSC Cruises, says, “When we set out to work with Cirque du Soleil, our objective with this exclusive partnership was to take our onboard entertainment to yet another level and to deliver to our guests' even more best-in-class entertainment. As the delivery of the third MSC Cruises ship featuring Cirque du Soleil at Sea approaches, each new show that we launch is ever more unique and original, giving our guests a breathtaking and memorable entertainment experience.”
@MSCcruisesSA Reveals Details of The Spectacular New #CirqueDuSoleilAtSea Shows for #MSCGrandiosa
Yasmine Khalil, Chief Executive Producer Cirque du Soleil & President 45 DEGREES comments, “For each new MSC Meraviglia class ship, we aim to deliver new and innovative content that further enriches the Cirque du Soleil at Sea portfolio. With these two entirely new productions, COSMOS and EXENTRICKS, we debut a never-before-seen performance, ’Ginger Rope’ while also bringing more interactivity and, for the first time, call on audience participation. These will certainly be two must-see shows, exclusively on MSC Grandiosa.”

The new acrobatic performance ‘Ginger Rope’ in COSMOS sees three artists use a unique acrobatic apparatus developed specifically for the show. Aerialists will fly gracefully in orbit on the rotating stage on moving ropes embodying rings around the planets. Combining an exhilarating blend of flips and spins all around the Ginger Ropes, MSC Cruises guests will get lift off into the fantastic world of COSMOS!

For the first time for any Cirque du Soleil at Sea show, EXENTRICKS will put guests in the centre of the show with audience participation playing a vital role in the story, bringing MSC Cruises’ guests closer to the artists than ever before. As they get to interact with these extravagant and fun characters, they get the opportunity to enjoy on-the-edge-of-your-seat acrobatics.

ABOUT THE TWO NEW SHOWS
COSMOS - Journey to the Unbelievable: Reach for the stars alongside the young explorer as he connects with his spirit of adventure, traveling through the stars and his childhood memories before landing on the realization that sometimes you need to travel far to come home. The co-pilots on this fantastic voyage are a galaxy of illuminating characters who are every bit spaced-out and other-worldly as they are kind and friendly. 

COSMOS explores the feeling of traveling at night on the high seas on a majestic cruise ship. Imagine you’re on the open sea and you look up to gaze at the stars. The view is both mind-boggling and mesmerizing. The vastness of the sky is as fathomless as the deep blue ocean underneath.
@MSCcruisesSA Reveals Details of The Spectacular New #CirqueDuSoleilAtSea Shows for #MSCGrandiosa
EXENTRICKS - Expect the Unexpected: Led by a colorful cast of quirky characters, it’s all hands on deck as you could very well be invited to jump right into the action! The excitement begins as a stylish and orderly extravaganza before suddenly careering off course into a hilarious pageant when the star performer is suddenly unable to continue. Scrambling to find a replacement, the Master of Ceremonies holds auditions. Experience action and a world of wonderous theatrics, surprising acrobatics, and a wave of mischief that promises to bring out the eccentric side in everyone. 

EXENTRICKS is inspired by the essence of the circus arts with big, colorful characters brimming with style, personality, and amazing abilities. The strength of the characters and the energy of the show are inspired in part by high-voltage, pop-culture fashion.
@MSCcruisesSA Reveals Details of The Spectacular New #CirqueDuSoleilAtSea Shows for #MSCGrandiosa
CUTTING-EDGE ENTERTAINMENT VENUE ONBOARD MSC GRANDIOSA
The Carousel Lounge is a purpose-built entertainment venue holding just over 400 guests for each performance, one of the most intimate venues for any Cirque du Soleil-produced shows. This venue was specially designed to meet the needs of the artists, as well as bringing guests closer to a spectacular display of acrobatic flair and artistic finesse.

State-of-the-art technology is added to each new ship that hosts Cirque du Soleil performances, designed specifically to accommodate each show. On MSC Grandiosa, the addition of 80 kinetic LED spheres offer a change to the atmosphere of the Carousel Lounge at specific moments during the shows and create a large array of visual effects. The moving LED lights are spread across the space to provide depth and a visual background for the audience sitting across the room.

The 360° stage is where the lounge derives its name as it rotates like a carousel with special rigging for impressive aerial acrobatics. For MSC Grandiosa, the design team was looking for a way to bring more focus on solo ground acts; the solution came as a new two-meter lift in the center of the existing turntable to raise the performance above the stage floor. This new lift will be used during the juggling act for COSMOS and the contortion act on EXENTRICKS.
@MSCcruisesSA Reveals Details of The Spectacular New #CirqueDuSoleilAtSea Shows for #MSCGrandiosa
BOOKING INFORMATION
The new shows form part of MSC Cruises’ long-term partnership with world-leader in live entertainment, Cirque du Soleil, to offer a truly unique onboard entertainment experience not rivaled anywhere else at sea, with a total of eight original shows to be created exclusively for MSC Cruises’ Meraviglia generation ships. MSC Meraviglia hosts VIAGGIO and SONOR and MSC Bellissima SYMA and VARÉLIA. These new shows will launch on MSC Grandiosa from November this year and work are already underway for MSC Virtuosa’s two shows ahead of her launch in October 2020.

Cirque du Soleil at Sea can be booked before the cruise with a special online discount or booked once on board. Guests can either book to enjoy a three-course menu of palate-pleasing dishes served before the show (R668), or savor a specialty cocktail (R286) and enjoy the pre-show that begins 30 minutes before the start of the Cirque du Soleil at Sea performance.

To find out more about Cirque du Soleil at Sea and MSC Grandiosa, visit https://www.msccruises.co.za/partnerships/cirque-du-soleil and https://www.msccruises.co.za/our-cruises/ships/msc-grandiosa.

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Tuesday, 22 October 2019

What You Might Not Have Known About The @HuaweiZA #Nova Series?

Hi Friends, 

The HUAWEI nova 5T is coming to South Africa on 1 November. Here’s a reminder of some of the sleek and trendsetting highlights of this series of smartphones.

Huawei has gained widespread consumer recognition in large part due to its two high-end smartphone series, Mate and P, each of which has drawn acclaim for premium photography thanks to ongoing cooperation with iconic camera lens maker Leica as well as unrelenting R&D.

The brand's success is also credited to its highly favorable, more affordable models like the nova series. After debuting in 2016, the HUAWEI nova series has quickly won over younger users, due to a unique aesthetic identity encompassing trendy fashion and cutting-edge technology. In 2018, over 65 million nova smartphones were sold, indicating its widespread appeal to the market.
What You Might Not Have Known About The @HuaweiZA #Nova Series?
Nova: a rising star
If the HUAWEI P series (exemplified by the P30 Pro) is the yardstick against which all smartphone cameras will be measured, and the Mate series serves as the benchmark for futuristic mobile technology, the HUAWEI nova series is the standard for trendiness, a phone for millennials and fashion-conscious users.

The name epitomises this design concept: "nova" means "new star" in Latin, marking the nova series as a youthful, chic and fun product line. "Nova" is also derived from "innovation", embodying the brand's eternal innovative spirit.

The tens of millions of users who have opted for a nova phone strive for fashionable modern living, in which quality outweighs quantity. They hope to bring out the beauty of daily life, by depending on a phone that matches their personality.

Internal components that are fluid and flagship-worthy
Nobody likes a lagging phone, but no one hates it more than young people who enjoy living at a breakneck pace. The nova series takes this into account, deploying only the best chipsets, namely the Kirin 9X0 processors that are usually only seen on premium Mate and P series phones due to the high R&D costs associated with them.

The HUAWEI nova 2s, for instance, use the Kirin 960, while the nova 3 and nova 4 feature the Kirin 970 (also on the P20 Pro and Mate 20 series). As a result, the nova series offers a fluid user performance, with an instantly responsive touchscreen, smooth operations, and lag-free gaming and video streaming. Highly-anticipated GPU Turbo technology, which has been well received within the industry as well as by consumers, is also supported. This feature streamlines processing resources and reallocates them between the EMUI system, GPU and CPU, enabling software and hardware to work synergistically to significantly enhance overall computing efficiency. Gaming on nova phones is "fast and furious", all the while allowing for greatly reduced SoC power consumption.

An aesthetic identity fit for modern times
Specially designed for young and trendsetting consumers, the HUAWEI nova series follows lofty visual aesthetic principles in designing each of its models. Every nova phone is intricately crafted and polished, with the optimal aspect ratio, depth, and rounded edges, ensuring that the phone fits comfortably in the palm of your hand.

The HUAWEI nova and nova plus, released in 2016 as the first nova devices, adopted a 5-inch display perfect for one-handed operations, and a 2.5D curved glass screen for seamless transitions around the edges and corners. The nova 3, launched in 2018, upped the ante to use 3D glass for both the front and rear covers, for heightened ergonomics.

While the smartphone industry followed the same groupthink in adorning their products with shiny gold or metallic hues, the nova series broke the mold by introducing trendy summer colours, such as the Airy Blue and Grass Green, attracting the notice of users who strived for a bolder, more distinctive design ethos.

In order to fashion ever more creative colours for their products, Huawei closely studies Pantone's annual colour trends. Primrose Gold and the Iris Purple gradient were two prime examples of daring efforts that resulted in stylish, idiosyncratic products, which initiated the current trend toward gradient colored smartphones. The HUAWEI nova 4 followed up with two complex gradient covers, Charming Red and Pearl White, which depict the surreal and fantastical, a clash of colour, bringing out a vibrant and youthful charm.

In addition to absorbing exterior colours and patterns, nova phones also contain a perfected display design. The screen-to-body ratio has gone up for each new model — the nova 2s was the first model to explore bezel-less screen technology; the nova 3 was equipped with a notched screen, and the nova 4 incorporated an in-screen front camera to maximize usable display space.

The in-screen camera technology used on Nova 4 is unique and advanced. In contrast to the more commonly seen solution on the market, which drills all the way through the screen, the nova 4's screen is only partially perforated. This design attribute reduces the gap between the front camera and LCD backlight layer to a mere 0.2 mm, allowing for a sleek and slender phone.

The nova 4 front camera is the smallest in the industry, with a 3.05 mm diameter, 20% smaller than that seen on other phones. The camera hole measures only 4.5 mm in diameter, ensuring that the front camera consumes as little space as possible on the bezel-less display. Despite its compact size, the camera absorbs just as much light as, if not more light, than the larger standard smartphone front camera.

Looking back at nova's entire body of work, it's safe to say that it has led the way in smartphone colour design, material selection, and craftsmanship, a consistent legacy that heightens anticipation for future releases.
What You Might Not Have Known About The @HuaweiZA #Nova Series?
Advanced cameras that make each image into a masterpiece
Self-expression and self-confidence are often associated with millennials and generation Z. Captured moments of joy, exhilaration, anger, and sorrow, as well as diverse personality traits of a subject, form the visual diary of a life well-lived. Powerful cameras, therefore, have become a necessity for many, rather than a luxury, especially with the rapid development of smartphone photography, which means that the benefits of advanced, palm-sized cameras are now widely accessible.

The HUAWEI nova 2s included a dual-lens front camera module with a 20MP main sensor and a 2MP depth sensor for improved background bokeh generation. The nova 3 series upgraded the main sensor to 24MP, featuring high-clarity selfie imaging capable of being printed at poster-size while still retaining optimal sharpness. The use of artificial intelligence in the camera algorithms has resulted in natural, tailored face contouring, with processed backgrounds that avoid overexposure issues typically seen in selfies.

As noted earlier, the nova 4 series deploys an in-screen front camera, which despite manufacturing challenges, captures images of sterling quality — 25 MP resolution (the nova 4e features whopping 32MP!) with enhanced AI. The camera accurately identifies common scenes, such as plants, sunrises/sunsets, and stage performances, as well as analyses the facial features, gender, and age of the subject for highly customised beautification. This means that the nova 4 camera retains individuality at a high level, bringing out the best and most natural presentation of every subject.

Just like all Huawei flagship products, the nova series has always boasted stunning camera combinations on the back. The nova 4, for example, packs a breathtaking 48MP ultra-wide-angle AI triple camera system that provides optimal imagery in practically any setting.

With its deep understanding of market dynamics, the HUAWEI nova series presents modern consumers with fun, free and individualized smartphones. The commitment to integrating a unique aesthetic identity with premium performance and uncompromising quality has won over countless users who are young or young at heart. As Huawei furthers its tireless efforts in chipset R&D, AI, aesthetics, ergonomics, and smartphone photography, the nova series will assuredly continue to make waves with the new HUAWEI nova 5T.

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@HuaweiZA Launches Its Latest & Greatest Wearable: The #HuaweiWatchGT2 #AttitudeisEverything

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Proving their unwavering commitment to revolutionize the wearable technologies industry, Huawei has unveiled its new and improved next-generation fitness watch – The HUAWEI WATCH GT 2. The device is accompanied by some of the latest technological advancements, providing consumers with unrivaled user experience and extended battery life.

The HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 boasts a variety of different sport modes with insightful programs, Bluetooth calling and music playback functionalities, ultimately enhancing comprehensive health and fitness monitoring and management capabilities. The HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 is also Huawei’s first-ever multi-sports device with an integrated 3D glass screen, creating an almost unlimited display. Whether you’re exercising, sleeping or just going about your daily routine, the HUAWEI WATCH GT 2’s wide-reaching capabilities, as well as its aesthetics, make it the best possible companion for everyday life. 
@HuaweiZA Launches Its Latest & Greatest Wearable: The #HuaweiWatchGT2 #AttitudeisEverything
Here are five of the finest features of the HUAWEI WATCH GT - 

1. Your all-round sporting partner
Whether you’re interested in running, open water swimming, mountaineering, cross country or even competing in Ironman triathlons, the HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 has most certainly got something on offer for you.

Runners can take advantage of the device’s built-in professional training courses, which cater for beginners and advanced athletes. Swimmers in both open water settings and swimming pools can benefit from the waterproof HUAWEI WATCH GT 2’s automatic recognition of stroke count and frequency while monitoring their heart rate and oxygen saturation thanks to the newly added TruSeen™3.5.

Mountaineering and cross country enthusiasts can utilize the insightful information that the device provides regarding altitude, height, barometric pressure, as well as a 3D distance compass to help them map out their routes. For triathletes, the device can record various body indicators, including swimming position, stroke frequency, cycling distance, speed, interval heart rate, step frequency, and time. It can also analyze the overall data to help you train and compete more efficiently.

The HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 tracks your activity from all of the listed sports and uploads it onto the Huawei Health App. Both Android and iOS users can easily download this app to sync with this multi-sports device and begin saving and retrieving their fitness data.
@HuaweiZA Launches Its Latest & Greatest Wearable: The #HuaweiWatchGT2 #AttitudeisEverything
2. But how long does it last?
The device’s battery life endurance will vary based on the user’s usage habits; however, the battery of the HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 series can last two weeks when:
  • Worn 24 hours a day with heart rate monitoring enabled;
  • HUAWEI TruSleep™ is enabled for sleeping;
  • Working out for 90 minutes every week (GPS enabled);
  • Message notifications are enabled (50 SMS messages, 6 calls, and 3 alarms a day);
  • The screen is turned on 200 times a day;
  • 30 minutes calling every week;
  • 30 minutes of music playing every week.
3. Looks to kill
The HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 doesn’t only act the part, but it looks the part too. The 3D integrated glass design allows for a professional, sleek look. The 46mm series is designed with the concept of “engraving aesthetics”. The mirror’s casting is tough, yet the glass mirror shows exquisite craftsmanship. At the same time, the 3D curved glass created by the gemstone processing technology is meticulously engraved individually.

The 3D glass design isn’t the only new upgrade to this fitness watch’s design. Users can now choose a watch face from a wide range of themes and styles to meet the needs of different scenarios and ensure they stand out from everyone else.
@HuaweiZA Launches Its Latest & Greatest Wearable: The #HuaweiWatchGT2 #AttitudeisEverything
4. A high definition experience
Sticking to the brand’s promise to strengthen innovation, the HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 46mm comes with a 1.39-inch precise HD touch screen, which reaches up to 454x454 resolution for a clearer image. Because the device uses an HD OLED screen, which possesses a wider colour range and a thinner design than an LCD screen. It has contrast and colour fullness that surpasses what’s typically seen on a TV – giving users the ultimate visual experience. 
@HuaweiZA Launches Its Latest & Greatest Wearable: The #HuaweiWatchGT2 #AttitudeisEverything
5. Getting a good night’s rest
In the hustle and bustle of today’s stressed society, it is often difficult to get a good night’s sleep. The HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 is equipped with the Huawei TruSleep™ 2.0, which has real-time heart rate monitoring, monitors sleep breathing quality and use big data analysis to score sleep quality. It accurately identifies six typical sleep problems such as difficulty falling asleep, light sleeping during the night, and irregular work schedule. It also provides hundreds of sleep improvement suggestions and personalized sleep services, such as meditation, deep sleep, and quick relaxation guidance exercises.

The sporty HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 46mm is available at an RRP of R4,999 and can be purchased at the Huawei online store (www.huaweistore.co.za), Sportsman’s Warehouse, Cape Union Mart, and Totalsports.

Discovery Vitality members – the HUAWEI WATCH GT 2 can earn you up to 75% cashback on your purchase of this multi-sports device. Go to https://www.discovery.co.za/vitality/fitness-booster-device to find out more.

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Wi-Fi Turns 20 – 20 Significant Milestones #Wifi @Cisco_SA #Wifi6 #5G #Connect

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In 1999 several technology companies formed the Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance (WECA). On 30th September 1999, the 802.11b wireless LAN standard became available in commercial products. This moment is considered as the beginning of wireless networks known today as Wi-Fi. As time went by, new generations of wireless networks were emerging. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the inception of Wi-Fi, Cisco outlines 20 significant dates and facts related to the evolution of Wi-Fi technology and its impact:

1. 1971: Early beginnings of Wi-Fi: A network system called ALOHAnet is created at the University of Hawaii, which lays the foundation for further development of wireless communication and later also the emergence of Wi-Fi networks.

2. 1997: 802.11 arrives: The first version of the 802.11 standards is introduced, allowing speeds of up to 2Mbps.

3. 1999: WECA is born: Half a dozen technology companies, including Aironet, which was later acquired by Cisco, form the Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance (WECA). In 2002 WECA changed its name to Wi-Fi Alliance.

4. 1999: 802.11b - first ‘Wi-Fi’ standard: Announcement of the 802.11b standard, the first standard to emerge under the name ‘Wi-Fi’. Superior in speed and usability to 802.11, the release of 802.11b is considered by many to mark the true beginning of the Wi-Fi revolution.

5. 1999/2000: First commercial 802.11b devices start to appear: ‘Wi-Fi’ is designed-in and starts to appear in commercial devices, including popular laptops. From then on, your computer could travel with you. Wi-Fi starts to gain significant commercial traction.

6. 2002: Cisco pushes the industry forward: The Cisco Compatible eXtensions free license program is launched, allowing Wi-Fi products offered by other vendors to work with Cisco wireless networks while maintaining a high level of security.

7. 2004: Wi-Fi reaches for the sky: First commercial flight offering passengers Wi-Fi access.

8. 2005: Wi-Fi becomes the latest word: “Wi-Fi” is added to the Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary.

9. 2009: 802.11n revolutionizes the industry: The new 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4) standard is introduced. 802.11n allowed transmission speeds to be increased with MIMO technology, which allowed more antennas to create more data streams. The maximum transfer rate multiplied almost nine times (54 Mbps vs. 450 Mbps).

10. 2010: A new wave of Cisco innovations: Cisco CleanAir technology is introduced in the Aironet 3500 Access Point series, allowing automatic identification of interference and directing users to other, less crowded, channels.
Wi-Fi Turns 20 – 20 Significant Milestones #Wifi @Cisco_SA #Wifi6 #5G #Connect
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11. 2011: Hotspots are a hot trend: The number of Wi-Fi hotspots exceeds one million globally.

12. 2012: Wi-Fi in the home: A quarter of all households in the world are connected to Wi-Fi.

13. 2013: 802.11ac brings even greater speeds: 802.11ac standard is introduced, reaching over 1 Gbps.

14. 2015: Wi-Fi a part of life: An IDC study finds that Wi-Fi is the second most important thing people do not want to live without. 18% of respondents even ranked it first. Only food with 30% was placed above. For example, sex (10%), television (8%) and alcohol (4%) were behind Wi-Fi.

15. 2018: Wi-Fi as a major economic driver: Global economic value of Wi-Fi technology reaches $2 trillion.

16. 2018: 13 billion Wi-Fi devices: Penetration reaches about 13 billion Wi-Fi devices worldwide. This means almost two Wi‑Fi devices per person on the planet.

17. 2019: Wi-Fi 6 arrives: Wi-Fi 6 is introduced, reaching speeds of up to 5 Gbps. Technology is built on the same foundation as 5G networks, with the two technologies considered complementary. Wi-Fi 6 is also easier on connected devices’ batteries and provides an overall more predictable user experience. Cisco announces the Cisco OpenRoaming project, aimed to make it easier to seamlessly and securely hop between Wi-Fi and LTE networks and onboard public Wi-Fi.

18. 2021: Further growth predicted in hotspots: According to Cisco estimates, the number of global hotspots will exceed 500 million. This will be 500 times more than ten years before.

19. 2022: Average speeds continue to grow: It is predicted that by this year the average global Wi-Fi connection speed will be 54.2 Mbps, compared to 24.4 Mbps in 2017.

20. 2022: Wi-Fi will be the driver of the Future Internet: By this point, Wi-Fi will be the dominant source of Internet access. Cisco’s VNI study predicts that up to 59% of Internet traffic will flow through it.

“Today Wi-Fi is one of the fastest-growing networking technologies. As a result, the Internet is now available in a much wider variety of places, often where it was previously impractical, offering a new level of mobility, convenience, and productivity. Wi-Fi networks have transformed the way we live, work, learn and play. Whether you use Wi-Fi to connect to social networks, watch videos, play, work, or digitize your business, the new generation of Wi-Fi 6, alongside 5G networks, will open up a whole world of new opportunities,” says Garsen Naidu, Country Manager, Cisco South Africa.

Sources:
· Wi-Fi Alliance
· Cisco Visual Networking Index.

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