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first_img25 October 2013SAF3, the new television series from Baywatch creator Gregory J Bonann, now running in the US and already sold worldwide, is being shot on location in Cape Town.According to South African co-producers Kalahari Pictures, SAF3 is one of the biggest TV series yet shot in South Africa, bringing 103 shoot days, over 200 jobs, and approximately R160-million into the local economy.All post-production is being done in South Africa, a first for an international television series of this scale.Action legend Dolph Lundgren stars with Dancing With The Stars winner and All My Children actor JR Martinez in the 20-episode series about an elite division of the Malibu Fire Department that includes specialists in sea, air and fire rescue operations.The Bold and The Beautiful’s Texas Battle co-stars with South African actor Karl Thaning (Black Sails) and newcomers Danielle Anderson, Jocelyn Osorio, Katie Meehan, Lydia Hull, and Travis Burns.According to Kalahari Pictures’ Michael Murphey, Bonann and his team “looked all over the world, including America, New Zealand and Australia, but chose Cape Town for the production value, labour force and gorgeous scenery they could get here.”Murphey praised the Cape Film Commission, City of Cape Town and Western Cape province for making the shoot possible, particularly the semi-permanent set on Camps Bay beach. “Cape Town has proved again that it’s a film-friendly destination, and it’s reaping the benefits.”He also singled out the Department of Trade and Industry’s rebate, which offers international productions like SAF3 up to 25% of their qualifying South Africa spend back.The first season of SAF3 wraps in Cape Town on 13 December.SAinfo reporter and National Film and Video Foundationlast_img read more

first_imgFeaturesReceive messages from the people you followComment on messages and mark them as likedBrowse all links and images attached to messagesManage your followersBrowse the people following youFind new people to followCheck the places around you and buzz about themPosting to BuzzPosting to Buzz from Buzzie is as easy as hitting the compose button, choosing if you want to attach your location to the post and hitting “send.” You can use the app to send both private and public messages.One feature that is missing here, however, is the ability to attach photos and links. Sadly, you can’t set any defaults for the editor, which means that – by default – it always wants to attach your location, for example. Photos and LinksThe app handles posts with photos beautifully. You just tap on the photos and they appear in full-screen mode. Photo sharing is one of Buzz’s best features and this app rightfully puts a lot of emphasis on making the photo browsing experience as seamless as possible. The way the app handles links takes some getting used to, though.Instead of just tapping on the link, you have to push the little paperclip icon at the bottom of the screen. That’s not a deal breaker, but it will surely confuse some people.VerdictGoogle is betting on HTML5 and web apps to deliver its products without having to go through the App Store approval process. Buzzie, however, shows that there are still some clear advantages to developing a native app. The app just feels a lot snappier than Google’s web app for Buzz and even though it doesn’t offer any new features, it makes using Buzz on the iPhone a lot more fun. A few features – like attaching photos to your posts or browsing the map for messages – are still missing, though chances are that the developers will add these in one of the next revisions. Hat tip to The Next Web for spotting the app first. Tags:#Google#mobile#Product Reviews#web Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement frederic lardinois Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces It looks like Google has decided against releasing new iPhone apps for the time being and has focused most of its mobile development efforts on web apps instead. While the Buzz web app is very good, however, it can’t quite rival the speed and comfort of using a native iPhone app. Fiam‘s Buzzie is the first Buzz app for the iPhone ($1.99 – iTunes link) and even though it is still missing some features, it already gives us a good idea for what developers can achieve by using the Buzz API. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

first_imgThe magisterial probe into the Amritsar train mishap, which claimed 61 lives, has found the organisers of the Dussehra event and the gateman of the railway crossing at Jaura Phatak accountable for acts leading to the tragedy.The inquiry also gave a clean chit to Navjot Kaur Sidhu, the wife of the Punjab Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, who had attended the function as chief guest, saying “she had no role in organising the event”.The magisterial inquiry into the incident was conducted by the Divisional Commissioner (Jalandhar) B. Purushartha on the orders of Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who has now sought strict action against those held responsible.“Everyone concerned with organization, regulation and supervision of the event under inquiry committed omissions and commissions including dereliction of statutory duties,” observed the inquiry report, adding, “it is true that such omissions, commissions, dereliction of duties have not been done for the first time (but) in this event it combined with the blunders committed on the part of key rail employees and a ripe situation for occurrence of this accident was created.”The report, recently submitted to the State government, examined all aspects related to the tragedy. It was based on interviews with all the people affected and various officials concerned, from the district administration and the Railways.The inquiry report observed that while the spectators “committed the mistake” of watching the Dussehra event from rail tracks, the organisers held the event without permission and without undertaking the necessary safety and security measures.The organisers of the event include municipal corporation councillor Vijay Madan and her son Saurabh Madan Mithu, both associated with the ruling Congress party.The report blamed the police and the municipal corporation functionaries for their failure to enforce the law and showing unwanted generosity, while the key rail employees failed to take safety and security measures even after having full knowledge of the presence of a large number of people on and around the rail tracks.The inquiry concluded, “Gateman of Jaura Phatak, Gate No. 27 Mr. Amit Singh has not only failed in discharging his statutory duties but also committed a blunder in not taking appropriate safety and security measures which could have easily prevented this accident. He is one of those key railway employees whose blunder has resulted in this accident.”The inquiry report also blamed the gateman of another gate (No. 26) for his failure. It said, “It is also evident that Gateman of railway level crossing Gate No. 26 Mr. Nirmal Singh also failed in discharging his statutory duties by his late reaction in informing Gateman of Jaura Phatak, Gate No. 27. He came to know about this gathering on rail tracks around 5.30 p.m., but informed Gateman of Gate No. 27, Mr. Amit Singh around 6.40-6.45 p.m. He did not inform the concerned station master and keep giving all right signals to approaching trains. Therefore, he is also responsible for committing this blunder.”Organisers pulled up The inquiry report said the organisers did not having permission required for holding this event.“It is also evident that the organisers conducted this event without taking adequate precautions, measures to ensure safety and security of the people gathered to watch Dussehra celebration,” it added.Blaming the organisers for failure to inform the Railways, the report said, “The organisers neither informed the Railways nor took any precautions and safety measures to stop people from watching the celebrations from rail tracks.”last_img read more

first_imgThe issue of providing a permanent resident certificate (PRC) to six communities that do not enjoy Scheduled Tribe status is hotting up in poll-bound Arunachal Pradesh.At least 18 student and civil society organisations in the State have come together for a 48-hour shutdown from Thursday to protest against the Bharatiya Janata Party government’s alleged move to grant PRC to the six communities classified as non-Arunachal Pradesh Scheduled Tribe or non-APST.These six communities – Adivasi, Deori, Gorkha, Mishing, Moran, and Sonowal Kachari – inhabit Namsai and Changlang districts of the State. Some of these communities are ST in Assam.Appeal to CMOn Tuesday, these organisations had asked Chief Minister Pema Khandu to withdraw the government’s move to grant the PRC that they said would go a long way in robbing the rights of the indigenous communities of the State.During a public rally at Vijaynagar in Changlang district on December 14 last year, Mr Khandu had said that his government was looking into the possibility of granting PRC to the non-APST groups. At the same time, he said the interest of the indigenous communities would not be compromised with.In another public rally, Deputy Prime Minister Chowna Mein had also said the PRC would be the government’s New Year gift for the six communities. The government later clarified that there was no such move but local NGOs have not been convinced, particularly after a joint high-power committee submitted a report on the issue a few days ago.Motive doubtful “The recommendations in the report, whose motive is doubtful, need to be scrapped,” the NGOs said in a joint statement. These organisations include the Arunachal Law Students’ Union, All Papum Pare District Students’ Union, All Nyishi Students Union, United Arunachal Indigenous People’s Forum, All Tagin Students’ Union, and Arunachal Anti-Corruption Union.last_img read more

first_imgLakers win 9th straight, hold off Pelicans SEA Games: PH beats Indonesia, enters gold medal round in polo Perasol praised UP’s resolve as it crawled back from a 19-5 deficit in the first quarter.“We started flat but we calmed down ourselves and it was good that we were able to bounce back and it all started with our defense,” he said.However, the Fighting Maroons almost squandered the victory as they lost hold of a 58-55 edge after a Jun Manzo layup with 24.4 ticks on the clock.Munsayac drove for a layup, followed by a steal and a fastbreak from Juju Bautista to push EAC up, 59-58 with 12.7 seconds remaining.That, however, was answered right back by Dario on the other end for the game-winner.ADVERTISEMENT South Korea to suspend 25% of coal plants to fight pollution Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Filoil: San Beda charges to 1st win with Lyceum rout For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. ‘Coming Home For Christmas’ is the holiday movie you’ve been waiting for, here’s why The Generals still had a chance to force overtime, but Francis Munsayac flubbed a jumper as the buzzer sounded.“It was a lucky shot by Diego,” said coach Bo Perasol of the shot. “I think we closed the game really bad but Diego’s shot bailed us out.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingDario finished with 14 points on a 4-of-8 sniping from threes, while Paul Desiderio led the Fighting Maroons with 18 markers, four rebounds, and two assists as the Diliman crew racked their third straight win.Juan Gomez de Liaño chipped in nine points, eight boards, and three dimes in the victory. LATEST STORIEScenter_img Jerome Garcia led the Generals (1-3) with 11 points, seven rebounds, and three assists, while Munsayac had 11 markers, four boards, and two dimes.The Scores:UP 61 – Desiderio 18, Dario 14, Gomez de Liaño 9, Lim 6, Manzo 5, Vito 5, Quattara 4, Webb 1, Ricafort 0, Harris 0, Prado 0, Romero 0.EAC 59 – Garcia 11, Munsayac 11, Onwubere 10, Laminou 8, Guzman 6, Bautista 5, Diego 4, Pascua 2, Gonzales 2, J. Mendoza 0, I. Mendoza 0, Tampoc 0, Corilla 0, Neri 0.Quarters: 6-19, 24-29, 41-39, 61-59. Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDiego Dario banked the go-ahead three from the top of the arc to rescue University of the Philippines from the clutches of Emilio Aguinaldo College, 61-59, for its third win in the 2017 Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup Wednesday Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The fourth-year guard took the spotlight in the frantic finish as he rose for the game-winner against the trailing defense of Sidney Onwubere with 7.7 seconds left.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Vhong Navarro’s romantic posts spark speculations he’s marrying longtime GF Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes MOST READ More than 5,000 measles deaths in DR Congo this year — WHO Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgTech Mahindra ventures into the field of higher education with the launch of a premier engineering institute in Hyderabad.Tech Mahindra, part of the Mahindra Group, will enter the higher education sector from this year with a premier engineering institution by signing a three-way collaboration involving the Mahindra Group, Ecole Centrale,Tech Mahindra ventures into the field of higher education with the launch of a premier engineering institute in Hyderabad.Tech Mahindra, part of the Mahindra Group, will enter the higher education sector from this year with a premier engineering institution by signing a three-way collaboration involving the Mahindra Group, Ecole Centrale Paris, a 185-year-old prestigious institute of higher education and research dedicated to engineering, and Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad. Mahindra Ecole Centrale (MEC), spread across a sprawling expanse of 130 acres, aims to train engineers to become innovative entrepreneurs. “Quality engineering education is the single most powerful intervention that the industry requires right now to bridge the gap between demand and supply. Considering the high percentage of un-employability in engineering graduates that persists in India today as a result of this gap, we need institutes which work on the Industry-Academia relationship model.Mahindra Ecole Centrale (MEC) would lead this effort,” says Professor Sanjay Dhande, Founder Director, MEC. Getting Creative MEC will offer specialisations in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Computer Science Engineering. MEC also plans to add a course on creative sciences along with the routine engineering schedule to provide a liberal arts angle to an otherwise rigid engineering academic framework. Creative sciences would be included in the schedule by introducing students to the craft of filmmaking through multimedia presentations. “In the process of teaching students film and language/aesthetics, I hope to stir up some of their social concerns and channelise them into some form of narrative – be it poetic, dramatic or even through plain documentary.advertisementThe MEC curriculum also encourages students to appreciate the beauty of literature and make sociological enquiries behind the rules of society and technology at large,” explains Professor Hariharan, Director of the Creative Sciences Department, MEC. Research Driven MEC is committed to support a strong research vision in areas such as Energy, Environment, Communications, Infrastructure, Transportation, Materials and Defence. “We aim to develop an R&D culture inside the institution engaging internationally reputed research scholars as faculty members; and will construct state of the art R&D laboratories for the purpose of research work across many thrust areas.Going forward, we expect MEC to become a seat for research in India. Research at MEC aims to develop innovative solutions which could go some way in addressing some of the most troubling issues in the world today, from addressing the energy needs of tomorrow to improving cancer therapies. MEC’s research efforts are enhanced through creative collaborations with leading research institutes and consortia around the world,” said Professor Didier Clouteau, Dean of Academics, MEC when asked about the institute’s plans to foster research tie-ups for greater collaboration between faculty and students.In a message to prospective students Professor Sanjay Dhande says, “Go where no one else has gone before into the future! And be fully prepared with the right knowledge, the right tools and capabilities, both from a technological as well as business perspective, to be leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs. We would want to see MEC as the finest in its class in Asia, one of the best in the world and for it to emerge as the leading next generation engineering talent provider for India and the rest of the world, growing in repute as a research driven and industry focused institution with branches across the country.” Going Green MEC has set up state-of-the-art facilities across a 30 acre campus that has been designed to provide students a modern lifestyle.The predominantly green campus even houses a zoological park with select flora and fauna. With luxurious dorms and suites, sports and recreational facilities and dining areas that serve the best of global cuisine, students can enjoy a world-class education. Well Connected MEC can boast of having the most advanced scientific infrastructure to help faculty and students keep abreast of the latest industry trends. Besides connected class rooms, laboratories, a computer centre, library and prototyping facilities, every faculty member and student will have access to the latest equipment and information on site. The entire campus will be connected using both wired and a wireless communication backbone and classroom technologies such as SMART Board interactive systems.Admission Process 180 students will be admitted through a strictly merit-based selection process. Applications are invited from students who have cleared their IIT-JEE mains and secured a ranking not greater than 1,50,000 or have obtained an equivalent SAT score. They would have to go through an application process followed by a personal interview round before selection.www.mahindraecolecentrale.edu.inadvertisementMEC aims to emerge as the leading next-gen engineering talent provider and be known as a research driven institutionlast_img read more

first_imgMABOU, N.S. — The federal Fisheries Department says it won’t order a necropsy into the death of a young blue whale off Cape Breton.The body of the endangered mammal was spotted last week at Sutherland’s Cove, about six kilometres north of Port Hawkesbury, N.S., and was confirmed by the Marine Animal Response Society to be a juvenile.Richard Sears, a scientist with the Mingan Island Cetacean Study based in St-Lambert, Quebec, said in an interview Tuesday it’s important to know how the animal died.However, Fisheries and Oceans Canada says in a release today the whale is in a very inaccessible location and can’t be reached by vehicle.A department spokesman says in an email that the decomposed state of the carcass also contributed to the decision not to study its cause of death.Blue whales are the largest creatures on Earth, and have a potential lifespan of 70 to 80 years. There has been a federal recovery plan for the animals off Canada’s East Coast for over 17 years, and federal scientists estimate there are no more than 250 in the population.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 25, 2019.The Canadian Presslast_img read more