Thursday 30 May 2019

Planning Our #RoadTrip to the #GardenRoute With Parents @Travelstart #PE #CapeTown #Johannesburg

Hi Friends, 

It was my parent’s third trip to South Africa and this time we wanted to show them Cape Town for sure but as we started planning for the same, an idea came to travel the Garden Route as we also have not seen the same since we are here in this country from the last 5 years. Earlier, I wanted to buy Honda BRV to take on this trip and during that time the car was going around 20k ZAR on sale too. I was adamant to take my own car on the Garden Route trip. After getting approvals of leaves from office, we started planning the distance and cities to stay during the trip and found that it will be difficult if we start traveling in the car from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth and then back from Cape Town to Johannesburg. 
Planning Our #RoadTrip to the #GardenRoute With Parents @Travelstart #PE #CapeTown #Johannesburg
Also, my parents were against the car travel as my father suffers from vomiting in the closed space of the car and also we will need to take some breaks to cover 1200km and it will at least take 12 hours to reach Port Elizabeth in best case scenario within road speed limits. My wife told that it’s better we check an early morning flight from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth and then a late evening flight back from Cape Town to Johannesburg. I have never booked a domestic flight within South Africa so asked some enlightened people who travel a lot. They all said book from Lanseria Airport, flights are cheaper there, book on this website and that website, on this day or that day but here I was totally confused during the weekend finding it difficult to book flights and accommodations as per our confined dates of the trip. 
Planning Our #RoadTrip to the #GardenRoute With Parents @Travelstart #PE #CapeTown #Johannesburg
Travelstart came to my rescue early morning when I came across some random post on Facebook and thought of using the same when we all sat for final bookings of places to stay and flights. My first thing was to book flights because if we don’t get flights we won’t get go ahead. My wife’s first preference was good accommodation for the extended family with kitchen specifically as we had a 1-year-old baby with us too along with my vegetarian parents. So my mom and she started looking at accommodations and she started booking them closest to the locations we intended to stay and paying them using her card and email id. I and dad were busy with flights and passport numbers to be entered and age details with right times to start from OR Tambo or Lanseria Airport and finally decided to go with Travelstart website to make our final bookings. My overall experience of using the website was awesome and I am really looking forward to using some great travel trips with them from their packages section.
Planning Our #RoadTrip to the #GardenRoute With Parents @Travelstart #PE #CapeTown #Johannesburg
The overall final itinerary looked like 
Flight to PE from Johannesburg: At 6:50am in the morning (2hrs)
Early Check-in at PE and Overnight Stay in PE
2nd Day - Travel to Plettenberg Bay and stay for 3 nights
5th Day - Travel to Pearly Beach and stay overnight
6th Day - Travel to Cape Town and stay for 3 nights
9th Day - Evening flight to Johannesburg (2hr 30min) and reach home by 11pm

It was a total of 1650km for 9 days rented car with all the most visited places seen and captured in memories and images with no traffic fines and no tension to the driver and relaxed Garden Route for everyone in the family!

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Wednesday 29 May 2019

GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS In #Cinemas 31 May #GodzillaMovie @warnerbros_sa #Movies #Contest

Hi Friends, 

Godzilla is one of my favorite movie series and why it's a culture in itself I got some facts to share with you from this Hollywood Series. A new version of the movie named King of the Monsters is going to be released on 31st May so don't forget to book your big screen tickets in a cinema near you! I am sure you will forget Daenerys dragons (Game of Thrones) after seeing the trailers of this movie. 
GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS In #Cinemas 31 May #GodzillaMovie @warnerbros_sa #Movies #Contest
GODZILLA: KING OF POP CULTURE - 2019 - 65th Year Anniversary
  • Monument over the Toho Building – Tokyo, Japan
  • Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • 64 years of merchandise in the Billions!
  • MTV Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 32 films produced worldwide since 1954. 
  • Most movie tickets EVER sold in Japan
  • Name official Cultural Ambassador in Shinjuku, Japan
GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS In #Cinemas 31 May #GodzillaMovie @warnerbros_sa #Movies #Contest
Pillars of the Movie Series
  • Epic, a global disaster movie that expands beyond a pure monster genre, four epic monsters make this one that MUST be seen on the big screen.
  • Godzilla is both the ultimate danger to humanity and its only salvation – a complex hero that evokes a sense of empathy. The last of his kind, he is putting his life on the line for the good of the world. Instinctively fighting to preserve the natural order, Godzilla is unwittingly making the ultimate sacrifice – and taking on a battle he might not win.
  • Madison is an empowered, formidable teenage heroine taking charge to save the day. On a parallel path with Godzilla to save the world, she forms an unusual partnership with him, opening herself up to great danger, and adding a tangible sense of humanity, risk, and drama.
  • At the forefront are the film’s human stakes and emotional connections against a backdrop of an epic action spectacle. The film is anchored in a story about a relatable family torn apart by tragedy – and reunited through the selfless courage of one.
  • 65th year anniversary of Godzilla. It has a massive legacy appeal and cultural importance. This is a classic icon reimagined for our time.
  • The appeal of a top-name (international) talent. With Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Kyle Chandler, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sally Hawkins, Bradley Whitford, and Ken Watanabe – our talent bench is deep.
  • A balance of authenticity and modernity – celebrating the most popular monsters in pop culture history reinvented for the big screen in epic, VFX glory. These monsters are evolved and powerful; resonant for modern audiences yet true to their origins.
  • King Ghidorah is the ultimate villain, a legendary, apex predator. He is the “Bane” to Godzilla’s “Dark Knight” – the fiercest titan of them all, the one who might just do the inconceivable – defeat Godzilla.
  • Monarch has evolved from the secretive organization seen in 2014’s Godzilla to become a public-facing, high-tech hero force. By declassifying evidence files and opening up their titan tracking tools, Monarch invites fans to “join the fight.”
GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS In #Cinemas 31 May #GodzillaMovie @warnerbros_sa #Movies #Contest
Brief about the latest version - 
DIRECTOR: Michael Dougherty (“Krampus)
CAST: Vera Farmiga (“Up in the Air,” “The Conjuring” films)
Ken Watanabe (“The Last Samurai”)
Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine”)
Kyle Chandler (“The Wolf of Wall Street”)
Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”)
GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS In #Cinemas 31 May #GodzillaMovie @warnerbros_sa #Movies #Contest
Following the global success of “Godzilla” and “Kong: Skull Island” comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic MonsterVerse: “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” an epic action-adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history.
GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS In #Cinemas 31 May #GodzillaMovie @warnerbros_sa #Movies #Contest
The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.
GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS In #Cinemas 31 May #GodzillaMovie @warnerbros_sa #Movies #Contest

GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS In #Cinemas 31 May #GodzillaMovie @warnerbros_sa #Movies #Contest
If you want to win some merchandise which includes Tattoo Sheet, Laptop Sticker, LED Light-Up Tumbler, Set of 4 Character Pins, Embroidered Godzilla Outline Hat, Godzilla Socks with Spines, Set of 4 Journals and LED Pulsing Light Headphones, head over to my twitter @thelifesway and also follow Warner Bros Twitter channel and tell me your first experience of watching a Godzilla movie and what you thought of the same? 

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@3M Sets Out to Heighten Awareness of #VisualHacking #PrivacyFilters #SouthAfrica

Hi Friends, 

As corporate South Africa gets to grips with the implications of the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA), 3M has embarked on a campaign to raise awareness about the threat posed by visual hacking. It will be launching Visual Hacking Awareness Week from 21 May – 29 May to highlight this little-known but escalating threat. 

“PoPIA, like the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), makes it obligatory for those holding personal information to protect it adequately and provides for punitive fines to be imposed on those who do not do so. However, because data breaches and hacking make the headlines, many companies tend to assume that the threat is confined to the digital world,” says Peter Barker, Market Manager, IT Market at 3M Display Materials & Systems Division, 3M. “The truth is that sensitive information can be illegally obtained in other ways too, and one of the most common is visual hacking.” 
@3M Sets Out to Heighten Awareness of #VisualHacking #PrivacyFilters #SouthAfrica
Visual hacking, also known as shoulder surfing, occurs when an individual obtains information from the screen of a device being used by somebody else. It may occur in public spaces and equally in offices. Visual hacking could also include accessing information stored on paper, perhaps by using a smartphone to photograph it. 

The Ponemon Institute undertook a Global Visual Hacking Experiment in 2015-6 (sponsored by 3M) to highlight the risk of visual hacking in office environments. The results were alarming, showing that 91 percent of global visual hacking attempts were successful, with 27 percent of the hacked data categorized as sensitive, including login credentials, confidential or classified documents, and financial information. Fifty-two percent of sensitive information was visually hacked from employee computer screens. 
@3M Sets Out to Heighten Awareness of #VisualHacking #PrivacyFilters #SouthAfrica
“Visual hacking can happen very quickly and can provide criminals with information that will allow them to enter the corporate systems at a later date. In addition, seemingly innocuous information can be used to craft successful phishing or extortion strategies. In other words, the company is at risk from low-tech as well as high-tech predators,” Name says. 

Changing work patterns are increasing the chances of falling victim to visual hacking. Open-plan offices make it easy for co-workers or visitors to obtain information from employees’ screens. In addition, more and more employees are undertaking work in non-office environments such as coffee shops, hotel lobbies, airplanes and so on. In all these cases, they are vulnerable to visual hacking. 
@3M Sets Out to Heighten Awareness of #VisualHacking #PrivacyFilters #SouthAfrica
A further factor is a growing attention being paid to securing corporate systems in response to a flood of high-profile hacks and ransomware attacks. This has had the unintended consequence of making low-tech attack methods, like visual hacking, more attractive to cybercriminal syndicates. 

The key to reducing the risk of visual hacking, Barker says, is the development of comprehensive company policy and set of protocols relating to the issue, backed up by education. The policies should cover not only the office but also the use of company data in all locations. The Ponemon Institute research found that companies with strong visual-hacking policies experienced 26 percent fewer privacy breaches. 

A clean-desk policy, document-shredding processes and an easy way to report suspicious behavior will also help. 

“Given that screens account for just over half of all visual hacking, investment in privacy filters on all devices with screens is a worthwhile investment. Most work gets done on screens now, and so protecting them makes sound business sense in a world in which data regulations are becoming more stringent,” he concludes. “This is one threat that can be countered by a judicious combination of technologically advanced screen privacy filters and good policies.” 
@3M Sets Out to Heighten Awareness of #VisualHacking #PrivacyFilters #SouthAfrica
3M will inaugurate Visual Hacking Week with a media event at which it will present the results of its Global Visual Hacking Experiment, contextualized for the South African environment and PoPIA. 

About 3M 
At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily. With $33 billion in sales, our 93,000 employees connect with customers all around the world. Learn more about 3M’s creative solutions to the world’s problems at or on Twitter @3M or @3MNews.

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Monday 27 May 2019

#TheLifesWayGoals @HuaweiZA #MTN702WALK #Target25km 28Jul19 - Week 3 #HuaweiWatchGT

Hi Friends,

Week 3 started with the great news that I will be using Huawei Watch GT as my primary device to capture my walk towards 25km training and share my progress on my blog and other social media channels. I am thankful to Huawei for the same once again.
#TheLifesWayGoals @Walkthetalk_ #MTN702WALK #Target25km 28Jul19 - Week 3 #HuaweiHealthSA
Ability to download these wallpapers from the Huawei Health App with your Walk/Run Details
3rd Tuesday has the target of 10km which was easy to do as I already did cover that on Saturday of Week 2 but this time I saved some 5 minutes of my walking time to complete the walk. This was really great and gave me the confidence to do with my walks as per plan schedule. It was tough though that I wanted to postpone the walk but somehow carried on and finished the same. 
#TheLifesWayGoals @Walkthetalk_ #MTN702WALK #Target25km 28Jul19 - Week 3 #HuaweiHealthSA
3rd Thursday was on 23rd May 2019 which was also the results day for the Indian Election 2019 and as I was interested to know who will be the winner all across India so was awake since 330am and started watching TV and watched till the end of the day when the final results were still coming. I started walking but could not do it further than 3.75km as I was really tired and sleepy. If you are not able to sleep well, the walk or run is extremely difficult for me I could get from my body.
3rd Saturday saw me sleeping all day and was fully tired but went shopping and brought some Energade and Cadbury's 5 Star chocolate as I need to walk 12km on that day. As I completed 3km, I started drinking Energade Naartjie flavor and it really gave me instant power and I finished the 500ml bottle by the time I reached around 5km. The only problem with Energade is that it makes you pee a lot and I have to find a loo by 6.5km and soon again at around 8.5km due to the drink. I didn't drink any water for the whole walk and only drank once I reached home.
#TheLifesWayGoals @Walkthetalk_ #MTN702WALK #Target25km 28Jul19 - Week 3 #HuaweiHealthSA
Ability to download these wallpapers from the Huawei Health App with your Walk/Run Details
Saturday also saw me changing my socks to thick ones from Jockey and with my New Balance fresh foam 980 Shoes it never gave me any problems at all. The only problem is that these shoes have already walked around 73km since I started training in them (9 walks) and since I got them from the brand in one of their activations in Feb 2014 and since then it must have seen more than 200km in last 5 years. The life of these shoes is over but I am not able to find another pair which are better than these ones. I have never felt any pain in my feet using these shoes even when I ran long ago for 5km in them without any practice. 
#TheLifesWayGoals @Walkthetalk_ #MTN702WALK #Target25km 28Jul19 - Week 3 #HuaweiHealthSA
New Balance Shoes from Feb 2014 - almost going to take the fall!
All these walks are giving me insights into my mind and body and told me that I need to take some vitamins and energy drinks on my way to 25km. I have started eating Almonds too and need to check how Banana Shake can help me if I take it before my walk every week?
#TheLifesWayGoals @Walkthetalk_ #MTN702WALK #Target25km 28Jul19 - Week 3 #HuaweiHealthSA
I also ordered Remedy Health Compression Socks for my tired feet from OneDayOnly website and wore them on Saturday night after my walk. It really gave me total foot support and made them relaxed. They were on sale at One Day Only website and you shall check out their deals every morning and every day at 1pm.  
#TheLifesWayGoals @Walkthetalk_ #MTN702WALK #Target25km 28Jul19 - Week 3 #HuaweiHealthSA
Wearing Huawei Watch GT and Sony WH-1000X M3 Headphones
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Wednesday 22 May 2019

#TheLifesWayGoals @Walkthetalk_ #MTN702WALK #Target25km 28Jul19 - Week 2 #HuaweiHealthSA

Hi Friends, 

Week 2 for my MTN Walk the Talk 25km walk gave me different insights into my body and general challenges to be faced in the next weeks to come. It's a really great adventure which I always wanted to do with myself and this opportunity is really great. 
#TheLifesWayGoals @Walkthetalk_ #MTN702WALK #Target25km 28Jul19 - Week 2 #HuaweiHealthSA
Overall Target Walk over the next 10 weeks and Percentage Increase over the previous week
On my 2nd Tuesday, I tipped over a scaffolding on the road, the biggest lesson it brought is that you shall never jump over things while walking or running as your feet might not perform as you want them to leading to injuries. 
#TheLifesWayGoals @Walkthetalk_ #MTN702WALK #Target25km 28Jul19 - Week 2 #HuaweiHealthSA
Week 2 Days Overall Daily Walk Data
Secondly, it also told me that I shall always carry a small First-Aid kit on my practice runs till Week 12 and also some kind of spray to take care of swollen feet or legs.
#TheLifesWayGoals @Walkthetalk_ #MTN702WALK #Target25km 28Jul19 - Week 2 #HuaweiHealthSA
Week 2 vs Week 1 Performance Analysis
On my 2nd Thursday, as I came from the office a bit late and after drinking tea at home, it already was 715pm when I started. I wanted to postpone the walk of 9km but somehow my willpower took over my head and I completed the same inside my building complex only.
#TheLifesWayGoals @Walkthetalk_ #MTN702WALK #Target25km 28Jul19 - Week 2 #HuaweiHealthSA
Another biggest risk I am facing in the evening/night is to face some kind of mugging so sometimes when it's too late, I will have to cover the ground inside the apartment complex only. 
#TheLifesWayGoals @Walkthetalk_ #MTN702WALK #Target25km 28Jul19 - Week 2 #HuaweiHealthSA
Another lesson learned is that it's easier to walk outside on the road as the scenery changes and you face a different kind of uphill and downhill all the time as compared to walking inside the complex. It is much faster timewise as compared to walking in the set apartment path. Also, it keeps your enthusiasm level high on the road.
#TheLifesWayGoals @Walkthetalk_ #MTN702WALK #Target25km 28Jul19 - Week 2 #HuaweiHealthSA
But this theory was challenged in my final Week 2 - Saturday target of 10km and it happened after a lunch party and it was so difficult to walk on the road after eating. My speed was too slow and the mood was not very great but the only motivating factor was that it was my first day with Huawei Watch GT and this Huawei watch was measuring my performance yesterday. I really loved the nudges to celebrate from 1km to 5km when it gave me a half-way mark wallpaper and then subsequently took me from 6 to 9.99km till it said 100% achieved. I really loved and it also told me about my heart rate from time to time. The Huawei Watch GT is not only comfortable to wear but the battery life is really awesome. The battery only went down by 5-7% during the whole run for more than 128 minutes.
#TheLifesWayGoals @Walkthetalk_ #MTN702WALK #Target25km 28Jul19 - Week 2 #HuaweiHealthSA
Sony Electronics Wireless WH 1000X M3
My first thanks will go to Sony Electronics for sending their Wireless Noise Canceling Stereo Headset WH-1000X M3 which has really great battery life of 30 hours and the best part is its over-ear headphones design which I always wanted one to try and walk with. I really love the Noise cancellation on these headsets. I used them on Tuesday and Thursday this week and totally fell in love with the same.
#TheLifesWayGoals @Walkthetalk_ #MTN702WALK #Target25km 28Jul19 - Week 2 #HuaweiHealthSA
Happy Me with the Huawei Watch GT Active - Orange Strap
Secondly, Thanks to Huawei South Africa for partnering with me on my journey to meet 25km and I will track my progress on the watch and will share with all my readers too on their Fans page as well as Health App page on Facebook. Do give both the facebook pages a like if you are using any of the Huawei devices and tracking your health using the Huawei Health app. Check out my Instagram, Facebook and Twitter channels for more on my journey!

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Monday 20 May 2019

#TheLifesWayReviews @BodyGlove Airstream #Bluetooth Earphones @Gammatek #bodyglove #GammaTek

Hi Friends,

Gammatek is the only importer who is bringing the nicest of the technology from various parts of the world to South Africa and selling it through it's online and retail partner stores. I have been aware of some of the brands like Zagg, Snug, Body Glove since 2010 when I was in London and saw these products on and really tried to win them too in some of their contests during Easter and Christmas season. Gammatek gave me a chance to do the same by sending me a product for review and to keep the same if I like it.

Body Glove is one of the biggest accessories maker brands who make several mobile cases for all types of popular smartphones. I received their Airstream Bluetooth Earphones which I not only loved but used them in my day to day life too. The case of these earphones was the most unique thing about this product. It can not only charge those earphones but also can charge your smartphone or any other device using the USB port built into the case. It has a 2800mAh battery which can surely charge any smartphone to its 50-75% capacity in extreme conditions.
#TheLifesWayReviews @BodyGlove Airstream #Bluetooth Earphones #bodyglove #GammaTek
The audio quality of Body Glove earphones is really good. It's clear and rich audio sound quality brings not only great music but also helpful during calls. The Bluetooth connectivity is really easy and fast using 4.1 version. The earbuds fit nicely into your ears and give decent noise isolation too. The specifications said it gives up to 3 hours play time and 3.5 hours talk time in case of hands-free calls. I could use these earbuds for at least 2 hours 30 minutes without any problems but the best part is that these can be charged again and again using the charging case provided on the run. I really loved the audio performance and call quality despite their invisible size which easily fits inside your ears.
#TheLifesWayReviews @BodyGlove Airstream #Bluetooth Earphones #bodyglove #GammaTek
Airstream has 2 earplugs for both sides of the ears and independent of each other. You can use either one of them if not using both. They get charged in their own independent shell inside the case. Unluckily for me, the review unit I received was not able to charge left side of the earphones and I got a replacement unit in 2 days delivered to my home. As I was using the replacement earphones, the attachment pasted using the adhesive came out on one of the earphones and I had to totally return the product to the Gammatek head office in Johannesburg. The brand sent me a newer version of their earphones which will be discussed in another blog post soon.
#TheLifesWayReviews @BodyGlove Airstream #Bluetooth Earphones #bodyglove #GammaTek
This is one of the rare occasions when I found myself so unlucky with BodyGlove Airstream earphones I loved because it has a unique case, can charge my other devices, I don't need to carry power bank and earphones separately, can keep them in my jeans pockets, can just throw them in my backpack and travel far and wide while enjoying the music and talking to friends and relatives using a single device. But the biggest risk is that if you lose the charging case, you won't be able to charge the earbuds in any other way.

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Thursday 16 May 2019

THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA #Movie @WarnerBros_sa #LaLlorona @LaLlorona #Contest

Hi Friends, 

La Llorona. The Weeping Woman. A horrifying apparition, caught between Heaven and Hell, trapped in a terrible fate sealed by her own hand. The mere mention of her name has struck terror around the world for generations. 

In life, she drowned her children in a jealous rage, throwing herself in the churning river after them as she wept in pain. 

Now her tears are eternal. They are lethal, and those who hear her death call in the night are doomed. La Llorona creeps in the shadows and preys on the children, desperate to replace her own. As the centuries have passed, her desire has grown more voracious…and her methods more terrifying. 

In 1970s Los Angeles, La Llorona is stalking the night—and the children. 

Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm. Their only hope to survive La Llorona’s deadly wrath may be a disillusioned priest and the mysticism he practices to keep evil at bay, on the fringes where fear and faith collide. 

Beware of her chilling wail…she will stop at nothing to lure you into the gloom. 

Because there is no peace for her anguish. There is no mercy for her soul. 

And there is no escape from the curse of La Llorona. 
THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA #Movie @WarnerBros_sa #LaLlorona @LaLlorona #Contest
Since May 3, 2019, this timeless Mexican legend comes to terrifying life in New Line Cinema’s “The Curse of La Llorona.” 

The film is produced by Emile Gladstone, Gary Dauberman (“IT” and “Annabelle” franchises) and James Wan (“The Conjuring” universe). Michael Chaves, who won Shriekfest’s Best Super Short Film in 2016 for “The Maiden,” makes his feature directorial debut. 

The film stars Linda Cardellini (Netflix’s “Bloodline,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron,”); Raymond Cruz (TV’s “Major Crimes”); Patricia Velasquez (TV’s “The L Word,” “The Mummy” films); and Marisol Ramirez (TV’s “NCIS: Los Angeles”). The cast also includes Sean Patrick Thomas (the “Barbershop” films, “Halloween: Resurrection”), Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen (“Selfless”) and newcomer Roman Christou. 
Chaves directs from a screenplay by Mikki Daughtry & Tobias Iaconis. The behind-the-scenes team includes director of photography Michael Burgess, production designer Melanie Jones, editor Peter Gvozdas and costume designer Megan Spatz. The music is by Joseph Bishara (the “Annabelle” and “Conjuring” films). 

New Line Cinema presents An Atomic Monster/Emile Gladstone Production, “The Curse of La Llorona.” 

I am sure you have time as Game of Thrones is going to end and New SA Government is also in place and Cricket World Cup will only start a little later in 2 week time, so go and check out this Horror, Thriller Entertainment Movie at its best. 

If you want to win some goodies, send out your tweets about your stories/versions/experiences of La Llorona or other local legends and ghost stories and Warner Bros using hashtag #LaLloronaSA

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6 Tips to Ensure YOU Are NOT a Victim of a Car Sale Scam! #ImperialAuto

Hi Friends, 

If you are starting up your own business, you will need to purchase all the tools and equipment you need to be able to operate it. Managing to obtain all the essential tools is a great achievement! If, however, your business requires you to go places – meet people, fetch and carry things – you’ll need to buy a car.

Where does one start? How do you go about purchasing the correct pre-owned vehicle for your business? Do you need a bakkie or a passenger car? Is it advisable to buy a used car for business purposes? Where do you go to find a reliable and affordable car? 

The first thing most people do is search online, here you will find a lot of used cars being sold by both private sellers and car dealers.

The process of buying a vehicle requires research and guidance, as there are so many fraud and new car scams floating around on the internet. According to an article featured in BusinessTech in January, a Sunday Times report claimed that approximately 20,000 vehicles are illegally registered and sold in South Africa each year.[1]

Here are a few useful tips to ensure you get the best car deal and avoid being scammed:

Avoiding scams
If a car is offered at a much cheaper price, ask yourself why? “If it looks and sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” Make sure the seller has a valid address and telephone number – be wary of mobile phone numbers, always visit the seller at his/her home and never buy without seeing and driving the car first.

Never send money overseas – it’s often the preferred method of a fraudulent seller acquiring money illegally. Only pay for the car when you physically collect it from the seller. Be wary of requests for upfront payments or private information, a false sense of urgency or requests to provide unnecessary details – it could be a car export scam.
6 Tips to Ensure YOU Are NOT a Victim of a Car Sale Scam! #ImperialAuto
History check
It is important to make sure you have a history check on any car you’re interested in purchasing. It will tell you whether it is:
  • Recorded as stolen, written-off, or scrapped
  • Recorded as previously repaired by an insurer after an accident
  • Has outstanding finance or has been leased
  • It can also uncover mileage discrepancies and confirm registration details, the number of owners, the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) as well as other original details. This allows you to confirm details with the seller against the car’s paperwork
  • History checks are also available for bikes and vans
The benefit of buying a car from a reputable car dealer like Imperial Auto is that they can provide you with the history check.

Test drive the car
It’s really important that you physically check the car and see the documentation. Never buy without seeing or driving the car first, preferably in daylight when it’s easier to spot damage.

Ask the seller if you can see the original NATIS (registration document) and Road Worthy Certificate. Check that the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on these forms is the same as that on the car. This number is commonly found on the chassis or on the windscreen.

Always check the car’s market value by getting a valuation or comparing the price with other similar models advertised. If it’s being offered at a much cheaper price, ask yourself why.

You must see the original NATIS (registration document), service history and Road Worthy Certificates before handing over any money. Ensure all documents are the originals and not photocopies.

Another option – that a lot of people never even consider because they assume it would cost a lot more (and it doesn’t!) – is to go to a trusted car dealership, such as Imperial Auto and see what deal they could give you on a pre-owned vehicle. The great thing about using reputable Imperial Auto dealers, is you are guaranteed that the car is not stolen or rebuilt.

They have car dealerships nationwide - so you can find one near you. You will need to present your valid driver’s license and you will be able to take the car for a test drive. They are also able to assist with financing and will help work out what your monthly payment and additional running costs will be.

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Western Digital Strengthens its Presence with a More Diversified Offering for #SouthAfrica

Hi Friends, 

Western Digital Corporation, a global leader in data technology, is reaffirming its presence in South Africa with a more diversified portfolio of data storage devices. This allows local consumers to access a wide range of WD®- and SanDisk®-brand products.

Western Digital’s product line includes the SanDisk mobile storage solutions portfolio, with storage devices such as the iXpand™ flash drive, SanDisk Ultra™ Dual Drive m3.0, microSD™ and SD™ cards (SanDisk Extreme™ and SanDisk Extreme PRO™); SanDisk external SSDs; and WD internal SSDs. With after-sales service being a key driver locally, Western Digital will continue to assert its efforts in this regard.

Speaking on the diversification, Ghassan Azzi, Senior Sales Manager for Africa Western Digital said, “The amount of data that people generate is growing exponentially year on year, highlighting a shift in storage habits that is currently underway not just globally but also locally. Storing data is not just about unlimited space, but it is also about security. Western Digital offers secure, high-performance, high-capacity and high-quality storage solutions to cater to the growing needs and lifestyles of consumers in South Africa”. 

SanDisk Mobile Storage Solutions
iXpand – The iXpand flash drive is the ideal companion for your iPhone or iPad that enables you to free up space, back up your camera roll and even watch videos straight from the drive.1 The iXpand flash drives are equipped with a Lightning connector and a USB 3.0 connector so users can move files between iPhone, iPad, and Mac or PC computers. Users can also set the iXpand mobile app to automatically back up their iPhone or iPad camera roll anytime the product is connected.2 It comes in 32|64|128|256 GB capacities.*

Dual Drive – The SanDisk Ultra Dual Drive m3.0 is for Android™ devices and enables the movement of content from your OTG-enabled Android smartphones to your computer.3 Quickly free up space on your Android smartphone or tablet so you can take more pictures and videos. It comes in 16 |32|64|128|256 GB capacities.*

400GB micro SD card – The SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card is perfect for recording and watching Full HD video, with room for hours of video.4 Ideal for Android-based smartphones and tablets, this card’s A1 rating means that you can load apps faster too.5 This card racks up transfer speeds of 100MB/s** and can move 1,200 photos per minute.6With a capacity of up to 400GB*, you can store even more hours of Full HD video on the card without worrying about running out of room for the videos, photos, music, movies and other files you want to shoot, save and share.

SanDisk external SSDs
SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD – This ruggedized portable SSD delivers high-speed transfers of up to 550MB/s** making it perfect for saving and editing hi-res photos and videos. With an IP55 rating and a solid-state core, it also stands up to rain, spills, dust and drops.7 It comes in 250 GB, 500 GB, 1 TB, and 2 TB capacities.*

WD Internal SSDs
WD internal SSDs – A wide range of Western Digital internal SSDs which bolster your PC with upgraded speed and reliability.
WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD
The WD BLACK™ SN750 NVMe™ SSD delivers top-tier performance for gaming and hardware enthusiasts who are looking to build or upgrade their PC. The WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD rivals some of the best performings drives on the market to help give gamers that competitive edge.

Product Highlights
  • · Revolutionary 64-layer 3D NAND Technology.
  • · Read speeds up to 3470 MB/s** (500GB and 1TB models) for improved load times
  • · A sleek design to customize your gaming rig
  • · An exclusive WD Black SSD dashboard with gaming mode
WD Green™ SSD - The WD Green SSDs are meant for a quintessential level of performance. These can be best suited for day to day functionality and can reach read and write speeds of up to 540 MB per sec and 405 MB per sec respectively while using ultra-low power draw mode.**

WD Blue™ SSD – It is the best option for those who are looking for a performance that excels in SATA standards and reaches read and write speeds of up to 545 MB per sec and 525 MB per sec respectively.**
Beyond Surveillance
12TB WD Purple Hard Drive
WD Purple drives have been engineered specifically for the extreme demands of high temperature, 24/7 surveillance systems. With a supported workload rate of up to 180 TB/yr8 and support for up to 64 cameras, WD Purple drives are optimized for surveillance systems. It is engineered for quality video playback when you need it most.
256GB WD Purple microSD Card
WD Purple™ microSD™ cards range from 32GB to 256GB* for both motion-triggered and continuous recording, as well as a variety of camera, resolution, and recording implementations. Weather-resistant WD Purple™ microSD cards endure temperatures from -25°C to 85°C to help capture uninterrupted surveillance footage through extreme weather conditions and climates.

14TB Ultrastar Hard Drive
This has up to 14TB* capacity in a standard 3.5-inch form factor. Conventional Magnetic Recording (CMR) technology works seamlessly in capacity enterprise environments.

WD external SSDs
My Passport™ Wireless SSD: The My Passport Wireless SSD is an all in one portable drive that helps preserve photos and videos captured on your cameras and drones. The one-touch copy button lets you back up photos and videos with the built-in SD™ card reader without a laptop. It comes in 250 GB|500 GB|1 TB|2 TB capacities.*
My Passport SSD: The My Passport SSD is portable storage with blazing-fast transfers. Password protection with hardware encryption helps keep your content secure. Easy to use, it’s shock-resistant, compact storage in a cool, durable design. It comes in 256GB, 512GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities.*
WD hard drives
My Passport - My Passport portable drive is trusted to store the massive amounts of photos, videos, and music you love. Available in an array of vibrant, fun colors, the sleek style fits comfortably in the palm of your hand, so you can easily take your treasured content everywhere you go. It comes in 1TB, 2TB, 3TB and 4TB capacities.*

WD internal hard drive
WD Purple – WD Purple drives have been engineered specifically for the extreme demands of high temperature, 24/7 surveillance systems. Built for 24/7, always-on, high-definition security systems. With a supported workload rate of up to 180 TB/yr7 and support for up to 64 cameras, WD Purple drives are optimized for surveillance systems.

WD Red™ - With drives up to 10TB*, WD Red drives offer a wide array of solutions for customers looking to build a high performing NAS storage solution. Built for single-bay to 8-bay NAS systems, WD Red drives pack the power to store your precious data in one powerhouse unit.

WD Blue - Boost your PC storage with WD Blue drives, the brand designed just for desktop and all-in-one PCs with a variety of storage capacities.

Mobile SSD 

G-DRIVE mobile SSD

The ruggedized G-DRIVE mobile SSD features transfer speeds up to 560MB/s** and a backward compatible USB-C™ port to deliver high-performance storage.

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