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St Charles College, a pioneering learning institution in Pietermaritzburg has been researching the responsible use of technology in education for over 13 years. Now, after trialling the Samsung Galaxy Tab A in its classrooms, it has proven the case for schools successfully migrating to digital learning.

“We became excited when testing the Galaxy Tab A with the S pen device, as we found that it enhanced all the learning elements we wanted to preserve in a move towards a digital environment. We discovered that the device had solved some of the significant barriers to a paperless learning space and contacted Samsung to discuss future collaborations. We are happy to partner with Samsung to share our discoveries with those who understand the importance of making education personal and engaging,” says Allen van Blerk, Principal of St Charles College.

 

The school has tested the Galaxy Tab A on groups across all grades in the Senior School. The learners showed immediate enthusiasm with the S Pen cited as replicating the feel and ease of writing with a pencil. Principal van Blerk feels that the Tab A split screen enables schools to move effectively towards electronic textbooks, as a learner can scroll through a worksheet or textbook on the top half of the screen and write effortlessly on the lower half of the screen. He feels that the power of this feature has been underestimated but has become an essential solution for digital migration. Additionally, the simple connection of the devices to the teacher’s tablet means that shared information becomes personal for each learner.

 

“As a human-centred company we are committed to technology that makes a difference. When we place pioneering innovation in the hands of learners we take another step closer to positioning South Africa at the forefront of the 4th Industrial Revolution and that is truly inspiring, “says Hlubi Shivanda, Director of Business Innovation Group and Corporate Affairs at Samsung South Africa.

 

St Charles College plans to move 500 Grade 8 to Grade 12 boys to the Galaxy Tab A with S Pens in January, 2020. The connection platforms are currently being tested as the school prepares for the practicality of swopping a bag full of books, files, text books and stationery for a single tablet.

 

“The idea is to make the move to digital so seamless that it will be the obvious choice. It’s a quiet revolution and we’re proud to partner with Samsung on what will be a game changer in education,” concludes van Blerk.

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The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) today presented its submission at the public hearings on the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa’s (ICASA) draft sports broadcasting regulations 2018.

 

The SABC’s submission is aimed at influencing, promoting and supporting a conducive and enabling regulatory framework for sports rights regulations in the country. The key issues which are pertinent to the organisation as a public service broadcaster and presented at the hearing include:

 

 

  • The unbundling of sports rights;

  • Exclusivity for the category of rights and platform as per the licensed service;

  • Consideration of capacity by the SABC for sports content in a digital multichannel/multiplatform environment;

  • Accessibility of sports rights by Free-To-Air (FTA) broadcasters for the benefit of all South African irrespective of their economic status;

  • A fair and transparent sub-licencing framework;

  • The review of Must Carry regulations;

  • Fair competition in the broadcasting sector; and

  • Exclusive funding for Sports Content.

 

 

From a cost perspective, sports rights are one of the biggest cost drivers for the SABC and a core genre in television broadcasting which requires regulatory intervention. The position of the SABC is that the new sports regulations should assist the South African public, particularly the poor to access prime sport in the country through FTA television broadcasting.

 

The public broadcaster is also of the view that the regulations should also consider all competition issues raised by the SABC in the inquiry on competition within the subscription television market such as “Must Carry”.

 

The SABC looks forward to a holistic regulations framework on sports rights from ICASA,

once this process is concluded.

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Apple today introduced the new iPod touch with enhancements to power, capability and communication at a remarkable price. The Apple-designed A10 Fusion chip brings improved performance in games, and for the first time on iPod, immersive augmented reality (AR) experiences and Group FaceTime, making it easy to chat with family members, friends or colleagues simultaneously. The new iPod touch is available to order on apple.com and in the Apple Store app starting today and in stores later this week.
“We’re making the most affordable iOS device even better with performance that is twice as fast as before, Group FaceTime and augmented reality starting at just $199,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of Product Marketing. “The ultra-thin and lightweight design of iPod touch has always made it ideal for enjoying games, music and so much more wherever you go.”
iPod touch comes in a new 256GB capacity, giving plenty of space to download music for offline listening through Apple Music or the iTunes Store. With Apple Music, subscribers can access a catalogue of over 50 million songs, thousands of playlists, Beats 1 Radio and daily editorial selections from the world’s best music experts. Subscribers can create their own playlists, watch music videos, listen to exclusive Beats 1 shows from their favourite artists on demand and share music with their friends. Now available in over 100 countries, Apple Music offers the most comprehensive music experience ever.
iOS is the world’s largest gaming platform, and with three times faster graphics, games on the new iPod touch run even smoother and look even more beautiful. This fall gamers can look forward to Apple Arcade, a game subscription service with over 100 new and exclusive games with no ads or additional purchases, and the ability to download games for offline play. Apple Arcade is the perfect complement to the already enormously popular catalogue of free games on the App Store.

 

The new iPod touch also provides fun and productive AR experiences across gaming, education and web browsing. AR is even more engaging and immersive with the new capabilities of shared AR, persistent AR, which is tied to a specific location, and image detection, making it possible for the new iPod touch to magically bring to life 3D objects like toys and sculptures.
Pricing and Availability
  • The new iPod touch starts at $199 (US) for the 32GB model, $299 (US) for the 128GB model and $399 (US) for the 256GB model from apple.com, in the Apple Store app and Apple Stores, and is also available through Apple Authorised Resellers and select carriers (prices may vary). iPod touch is available in six finishes; space grey, white, gold, blue, pink and (PRODUCT)RED.

 

  • The new iPod touch models are available to order starting today from apple.com and in the Apple Store app in AustraliaAustriaBelgiumCanadaCzech RepublicDenmarkFinlandFranceGermanyHong KongHungaryIrelandItalyJapanLuxembourgNetherlandsNew ZealandNorwayPolandPortugalSpainSwedenSwitzerlandTurkey, the UAEUK and US.
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Samsung Announces Free Software Upgrade

Posted by radio On May - 29 - 2019 ADD COMMENTS

Samsung South Africa recently announced a free firmware upgrade, to assist customers with specific Samsung devices, namely the Galaxy A5/A7 (2017 models), S7 and S7 Edge devices. Customers who visit participating Samsung Service Centres for the upgrade will save up to 5GB of data on the device software update and also receive a free installation and activation of Samsung Pay. The free upgrade offer will run from 23 May to 6 June 2019. Terms and conditions apply.

 

 

 

The upgrade process is as follows:

 

• Customers are to visit a participating Samsung Service Centres from 23 May 2019 and request their free upgrade.
• The Service Centre will confirm that the device is a Galaxy A5/A7 (2017), S7 or S7 Edge device (South African models only) and then complete their upgrade.
• The support staff will then perform the free installation and activation of the Samsung Pay app.

 

Samsung Pay is continuing to blaze new trails with mobile payments in South Africa and this free installation will allow more Samsung users to make full use of its convenience. This secure and simple digital wallet instantly gives Samsung Pay supported devices the functionality of a bank and loyalty card, which can be used almost anywhere* you can swipe, insert or tap a payment card.

 

The participating Samsung Service Centres are:

JOHANNESBURG

 

Main City: Rivonia
Partner: MMall
Contact No: 011 326 8337
Address: The Wedge Shopping Centre, 255 Rivonia Road

 

Main City: Midrand
Partner: Mall of Africa – Samsung Brand Store
Contact No: 010 001 9441
Address: Shop 1151, Mall of Africa, Waterfall City, Midrand

 

Main City: Fourways
Partner: Fourways Mall – Samsung Brand Store
Contact No: 011 465 1466
Address: Shop G17, Fourways Crossing, William Nicol Dr, Fourways

 

Main City: Rosebank
Partner: Rosebank – Samsung Brand Store
Contact No: 010 001 5070
Address: Shop 323-325, 50 Bath Ave, Rosebank Mall, Johannesburg

 

Main City: Bedfordview
Partner: Eastgate – Samsung Brand Store
Contact No: 011 615 1157
Address: Shop U59, Eastgate Mall, 43 Bradford Road, Bedfordview

 

PRETORIA

 

Main City: Pretoria
Partner: Pandadox
Contact No: 010 140 1780
Address: Shop B6 The Grove Mall Cnr Simon Vermooten Road

 

Main City: Menlyn
Partner: Menlyn – Samsung Brand Store
Contact No: 012 368 1055
Address: Shop LF 139A Menlyn Park Shopping Mall, Menlyn, Pretoria

 

DURBAN

 

Main City: Durban
Partner: Circle seven
Contact No: 031 569 2806
Address: 10-17 Redlyn Business Park, 1st Floor, 5 Riverhorse Valley

 

Main City: Durban
Partner: TM Electronics
Contact No: 031 579 2719
Address: Unit No 2 Teakfield, 1 Teakfield Road – Durban North

 

Main City: Durban
Partner: Gateway Mall Samsung Brand Store
Contact No: 031 566 6795
Address: Shop F162, 1 Palm Blvd, Umhlanga Ridge, Umhlanga

 

CAPE TOWN

 

Main City: Century City
Partner: Canal Walk Samsung Brand Store
Contact No: 021 555 4683
Address: Shop 38, Canal Walk Shopping Centre, Century City, Cape Town

 

Main City: Cape Town
Partner: V & A Waterfront Samsung Brand Store
Contact No: 021 421 1055
Address: 217 Dock Rd, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town

 

Main City: Bellville
Partner: Tygervalley Samsung Brand Store
Contact No: 021 914 0909
Address: Shop UL506D, Entrance 10, Upper Level, Willie Van Schoor Ave, Tygervalley

 

Main City: Somerset West
Partner: Somerset West Samsung Brand Store
Contact No: 021 851 1946
Address: Shop 301, Centenary Drive Intersection of N2 & R44, Somerset Mall, Somerset West

 

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Samsung Turns Up for Local Artists

Posted by radio On May - 28 - 2019 ADD COMMENTS

Samsung South Africa continues its passionate support for local artists by partnering with local music content provider, TurnUp Music. Exclusively focused on local talent, TurnUp hosts content from various South African superstars like Euphonik, DJ Tira and Vusi Nova and is also home to hot new talent making their way onto the local music scene. This collaboration deepens Samsung’s long-held affinity for local talent, specifically artists who echo the brand’s ethos – Do What You Can’t. As a human-centred company, Samsung has always focussed on music, entertainment, fashion and beauty, areas that resonate with millennial audiences and a wide range of our population. TurnUp channels this passion in an innovative way, directly to the people who enjoy it most.

“Samsung is proud to bring its users another innovative connection to local music. The country is teeming with creative talent and artists who are pushing the boundaries. As a company inspired by innovation and delighting its customers through ground-breaking devices, Samsung is pleased to partner with TurnUp and possibly even help discover the next great South African legend,” says Justin Hume, Director: Integrated Mobility at Samsung South Africa.

 

TurnUp has produced and promoted award-winning content and, with the music industry hitting an inflection point, has helped hundreds of artists increase their fan reach and guided them in monetising their music. The partnership will see them further extending their reach and make proudly South African music available to the large South African audience connecting to the internet via their mobile phones. Samsung is already connecting with these South Africans through its recently launched Galaxy A Series, which delivers flagship features at an affordable price. These and other devices like the game-changing Galaxy S10, are designed for immersive experiences as well as exceptional audio. This amplifies the partnership with TurnUp even more.

 

ABOUT TURNUP MUSIC
TurnUp is focused on creating opportunities to grow artists and amplify their careers. The platform allows Samsung device users to upload music, market it and make it available for download. The more downloads artists get, the greater your opportunity to get time with TurnUp DJ’s to record their music in a professional sound studio or even to get a music video recorded.

 

To download TurnUp Music or for more information visit https://turnupmusic.com

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Apple updated MacBook Pro with faster 8th- and 9th-generation Intel Core processors, bringing eight cores to MacBook Pro for the first time. MacBook Pro now delivers two times faster performance than a quad-core MacBook Pro and 40 percent more performance than a 6-core MacBook Pro, making it the fastest Mac notebook ever.1 These new processors, combined with powerful graphics, the brilliant and colourful Retina display, super-fast SSDs, the Apple T2 Security Chip, all-day battery life and macOS, make MacBook Pro the world’s best pro notebook.

 

“Whether it’s college students mastering a course of study, developers building world-class apps or video editors creating feature films, we’re constantly amazed at what our customers do with their MacBook Pro,” said Tom Boger, Apple’s senior director of Mac Product Marketing. “Now with 8-core processors for an incredible performance boost, along with its stunning Retina display, fast storage, all-day battery life and running macOS, MacBook Pro continues to be the world’s best pro notebook and we can’t wait to get it into our customer’s hands to see what they do next.”

 

MacBook Pro delivers up to two times faster performance across pro applications.

 

Powerful Performance Boost for Pro Workloads

MacBook Pro is more powerful than ever for compiling code, processing high-resolution images, rendering 3D graphics, editing multiple streams of 4K video and more. The 15-inch MacBook Pro now features faster 6- and 8-core Intel Core processors, delivering Turbo Boost speeds up to 5.0 GHz, while the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar features faster quad-core processors with Turbo Boost speeds up to 4.7 GHz.

 

When compared to the fastest quad-core 15-inch MacBook Pro, the new MacBook Pro with 8-core processors is up to two times faster, so:

  • Music producers can play back massive multi-track projects with up to two times more Alchemy plug-ins in Logic Pro X.
  • 3D designers can render scenes up to two times faster in Maya Arnold.
  • Photographers can apply complex edits and filters up to 75 percent faster in Photoshop.
  • Developers can compile code up to 65 percent faster in Xcode.
  • Scientists and researchers can compute complex fluid dynamics simulations up to 50 percent faster in TetrUSS.
  • Video editors can edit up to 11 simultaneous multi-cam streams of 4K video in Final Cut Pro X.

 

 

 

The world’s best pro notebook is now more powerful than ever.

 

The World’s Best Pro Notebook

Along with these powerful new processors, MacBook Pro features the best Mac notebook display ever, a stunning Retina display with 500 nits of brightness, support for the P3 wide colour gamut and True Tone technology, for a natural, true-to-life viewing experience. It also comes with incredibly immersive stereo speakers with wide-stereo sound, the security and convenience of Touch ID, dynamic and contextual controls with Touch Bar and a large Force Touch trackpad. MacBook Pro also features blazing fast SSD storage, the Apple T2 Security Chip for enhanced security, and powerful and versatile Thunderbolt 3 ports for data transfer, charging and connecting up to two 5K displays or four external GPUs.

Stunning Retina display with 500 nits of brightness and P3 wide colour delivers a true-to-life viewing experience.

 

 

macOS Mojave

All new Macs come with macOS Mojave, the latest version of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, with features inspired by pros but designed for everyone. In Mojave, Dark Mode transforms the desktop with a dramatic new look that puts the focus on user content, Stacks organises messy desktops by automatically stacking files into neat groups and FaceTime supports group calling. Mojave also brings iOS apps, including News, Stocks, Voice Memos and Home to the Mac and features a redesigned Mac App Store with rich editorial content and the addition of apps from top developers, including Microsoft and Adobe.

MacBook is powered by macOS Mojave, the latest version of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system.

 

 

Pricing and Availability

Starting at $1,799 and $2,399 respectively, the updated 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15-inch MacBook Pro are available today through apple.com, the Apple Store app and in select Apple Stores and Apple Authorised Resellers later this week. Additional technical specifications, configure-to-order options and accessories are available online at apple.com/mac.

 

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Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service, announced PARANORMAL, its new original Middle Eastern series. Based on Paranormal the best selling books in the Arab world by late author Ahmed Khaled Tawfik, that sold more than 15 million copies. PARANORMAL will be produced by both Mohamed Hefzy and Amr Salama, who is also the showrunner and the director, PARANORMAL is Netflix’s first foray into Egyptian drama.

 

Set in the 1960s, the series, packed with mystery and suspense, depicts the adventures of PARANORMAL leading character Dr. Refaat Ismail, a single hematologist who finds himself faced with a series of supernatural events.

 

 

We are so excited to be investing in more Middle Eastern productions by adapting the highly acclaimed PARANORMAL series of novels into an exciting show. We’re also pleased to collaborate with prominent producer Mohamed Hefzy and director Amr Salama whose creative vision we look forward to bringing to our international audience” said Kelly Luegenbiehl, VP of International Originals at Netflix.

 

 

This third Middle Eastern Netflix original show reflects the company’s commitment to exploring more stories and talents in the region. This will give filmmakers and audiences in the Middle East presence on a global platform to both tell and enjoy a variety of exciting new stories.

 

 

Show producer, Mohamed Hefzy, commented, “I’m proud to be working with Netflix on bringing to life the PARANORMAL series, which I hold dear to my heart. I’m also excited to be cooperating again with long time collaborator and friend, director Amr Salama. Together with Netflix, we aim to present a show of international quality and that lives up to the promises and ambitions of Egyptian and Arabic drama.

 

 

I’m very excited about this project, It was my dream to adapt PARANORMAL of the late author Ahmed Khaled Tawfik and turn it into a drama since I ever wanted to be a filmmaker. I’m proud to present the books in a new light while still keeping the essence of PARANORMAL. I can’t wait to introduce these exciting stories to the Netflix public in 190 countries around the world” said producer, director, and showrunner Amr Salama.

 

 

Expected to be filmed in Egypt, PARANORMAL is the third Middle Eastern Netflix original show after Jinn, which features a cast of emerging Jordanian talents and is set to be released on June 13, 2019, and Al Rawabi School for Girls, which was announced last April. These productions reflect Netflix’s dedication to investment in Middle Eastern Arabic content.

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  • QLED Has Taken On Competing Technology in A Big Way.
  • 8K – Set to Change How We Experience Reality.
  • The Content Experience Has Given Consumers More Choice.
  • How Samsung is Different.

Samsung has been a pioneer in TV design for 50 years. Over that time, Samsung has researched what people love most about TV – the way it brings friends and families together and the many details that amplifies the viewing experience. This knowledge has led to innovation that has transformed how people watch TV and is one of the reasons it has been global number 1 for the 13 years. The 2019 QLED line-up builds on this legacy in a big way.

 

“Pictures that are as breath-taking as they are ground-breaking” is how Forbes Magazine described the Samsung QLED TV it reviewed in February this year. This is a sentiment that has been echoed by reviewers around the world. TechRader addressed the QLED versus OLED debate by citing the Samsung 65Q90R as ‘’Capable of competing with and often surpassing even the best OLED’s.” Powered by Samsung’s patented Quantum Processor, the 2019 QLED TV line-up features more screen size options, stunning picture quality enhancements, dazzling colours from every angle, exciting new design elements and intuitive smart TV upgrades.

 

QLED is Leading the Way

 

QLED TVs use quantum dots to enhance performance, delivering better brightness and a wider colour spectrum. That’s because the dots act like a filter when applied on top of an LED backlight. This produces a light purer than an LED can provide. Beyond TV viewing, QLED is also the best for gaming as it has the fastest refresh times, which could be the difference between victory and losing your last lifeline. QLED TVs are also far brighter than current OLED TVs. For example, the 65” Q90 can push out a peak measured light output (on a white HDR window filling 10% of the screen) of 2050 nits. That’s seriously impressive.

 

QLED Beats the Burn

 

And the innovation doesn’t stop at just the quality of the overall picture but on its impressive performance in another crucial area that requires everyone’s attention. Since QLED TVs don’t use organic elements, they are essentially immune to screen burn-in. This is a display issue in which certain facets of an image shown on a TV screen, such as a channel logo are either not shown properly, or fragments of that image remain on the screen. It then appears longer, as though it is embedded onto the display. This has been cited as one of the crucial flaws of OLED TV display technology. In fact, a quick search for “OLED Burn-in” on YouTube shows the high volume of criticism from those who have experienced the issue first-hand, as well as a number of burn-in tests, which compare Samsung’s QLED TV and OLED TV to demonstrate how the two displays differ on this very critical concern. Clearly, Samsung has mastered an area that can impact viewing in a big way.

 

8K Pushes the Boundaries of Possibility

 

Samsung has declared 2019 the year of the ‘ultra-high definition 8K era’. With Samsung 8K QLED every scene is amazingly vivid and real. It’s like 3D without the glasses. With more colours than the human eye can see, infinite details and optimised audio you see, feel and hear as if the scene has come to life in front of you. Of course, because 8K is still new technology, Samsung’s intelligent Quantum Processor 8K can convert what you watching, depending on the source content, into an enhanced version with improved details and sharpened definition. This means more crystal clear and precise images with reduced noise and sharpened definition. It’s like an instant upgrade of everything you’ve seen before. Together with 8K resolution, Samsung’s HDR technology delivers maximum brightness to the scenes’ settings and conditions in the room you’re watching in. And with fewer visible pixels, you enjoy the feeling of pure immersion—even when you’re closer to the TV. This means everyone in the room has the same incredible experience at the same time.

 

Consumers Now Have Access to More Content Than Ever

 

As announced at CES 2019, Samsung has taken the user experience to the next level by offering iTunes Movies and TV Shows and Apple AirPlay 2 support on 2019 Samsung Smart TV models. In an industry first, a new iTunes Movies and TV Shows app is available on the QLED range. It works seamlessly with Samsung’s Smart TV Services, the new Voice Command and Search, to create a consistent experience across Samsung’s platform. With AirPlay 2 support, Samsung customers will be able to effortlessly play videos, photos, music, podcasts and more from Apple devices directly to Samsung Smart TVs, including QLED 4K and 8K TVs as well as other Samsung UHD and HD models. Additionally, it works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

 

Our 2019 QLED line is designed for users who want the best combination of picture quality, smart TV capabilities and design. This year’s line-up represents our largest screen size offering ever. It brings together innovative feature enhancements and exciting content and service partnerships to deliver a truly ground-breaking viewing experience and unprecedented value.

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Following the success of its 7th edition in Paris, Digital Woman’s Day (JFD, for Journée de la Femme Digitale) (www.LaJourneedelaFemmeDigitale.com) is unveiling the highlights of its first event in Africa, on the theme of ‘Women: World Changers’ which will take place on 13 and 14 June in Dakar, Senegal. A first on the African continent for this event founded in 2013 by Delphine REMY-BOUTANG, which places the spotlight on and helps network the women working to revolutionise the world through digital technology every year.

 

“We are honoured that the Senegalese capital has been chosen as the international platform to launch Digital Woman’s Day in Africa. Our country has great ambition when it comes to strengthening and developing ICT and creating a sustainable digital economy, which we support through a multitude of initiatives like the project ‘Dakar Digital City’,” explains Soham EL WARDINI, Mayor of Dakar.

After the Oscars and the Césars… the Margaret Awards!

The Margaret Awards pay tribute every year to Margaret Hamilton, the NASA computer scientist who worked to accomplish the first human step on the Moon. The award rewards one digital woman working to shape a better world.

 

For this event, the award will place the spotlight, for the first time in Africa, on the winner of the 1st edition of the JFD Margaret awards, Arielle KITIO, founder of Caysti, and the Margaret of Honour, Rebecca ENONCHONG, founder of AppsTech. These two African entrepreneurs will receive the congratulations of the Senegalese Minister of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy, Ndeye Tické NDIAYE DIOP, as well as Babacar KANE, General Manager for IBM Senegal & West African States.

 

The speakers announced for Digital Women’s Day in Dakar include a number of renowned female leaders and entrepreneurs in the digital sphere: Yacine BARRO-BOURGAULT, country manager for West and Central Africa at Microsoft, Diana BRONDEL, founder of Xaalys, Virginie DIAS-TAGNON, Human Resources Director for the L’Oréal Group in Africa, Nafissatou DIOUF, founder of SenVitale, Momar NGUER, President, Marketing & Services at Total, and Afua OSEI, co-founder of She Leads Africa.

 

Discover the full programme and the speakers attending on 13 June: LaJourneedelaFemmeDigitale.com/en/jfd-dakar-en/

On the agenda for this 1st edition, education, confidence and financing with the aim of accelerating diversity in the digital world.

 

“Because the Internet has no borders, we need to build bridges between continents, between these women entrepreneurs who are changing the world. We need to do this not only in Europe, but in Africa, which has the world’s highest number of women entrepreneurs. We believe in the power of collective strength, at both local and international level, in overcoming the challenge of better representation for women,” says Delphine REMY-BOUTANG, CEO of the bureau and co-founder of Digital Women’s Day.

 

14 June in Dakar: the JFD Learning Expedition

The 14 June will be dedicated to exploring the cutting-edge ecosystem of entrepreneurship and technological innovation in Dakar, in partnership with the telephone operator Orange-Sonatel.

“Partnering with the first edition of Digital Women’s Day in Africa is a symbol for us, it sends a strong message. It confirms our commitments to the issues of diversity and parity in the digital sphere on the continent, and to allow the general public to discover this teeming ecosystem of groundbreaking talent and innovative initiatives led by women in the digital ecosystem,” says Rokhaya Solange NDIR, Head of Division, Digital Ecosystem Relations, Sonatel.

 

Sonatel Academy, the first free coding school in Senegal, is one of the key actors in the sector that is opening its doors for the JFD Learning Expedition, organised with the generous participation of several influential digital women in the sub-region.

 

Jokkolabs, the first collaborative work space in West Africa, the Société Générale Innovation Lab and the CTIC, one of the most powerful incubators in the sub-region, the Kinaya Lab platform, Festic which focuses on ICT and stakeholders in development and the Fodem Development Fund and Municipal Solidarity, will also be opening their doors.

 

 

In addition to these visits, the JFD Learning Expedition will enable participants to try out the latest innovations and to discuss with local investors and entrepreneurs.

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Netflix to produce HELLO, Universe movie

Posted by radio On May - 22 - 2019 ADD COMMENTS

Produced By Forest Whitaker and Nina Yang Bongiovi of Significant Productions

 

 

  • Netflix today announced it will produce a live action family movie, Hello, Universe, based on the 2018 Newbery Award winning, New York Times bestselling novel of the same name by Erin Entrada Kelly.

  • Playwright and screenwriter Michael Golamco (Always Be My Maybe) will adapt the book and Forest Whitaker and Nina Yang Bongiovi (Fruitvale Station, Roxanne Roxanne) of Significant Productions will produce.

  • Logline: When a bully’s antics land a timid boy in the bottom of a well, his self-proclaimed psychic friend and unknowing crush team up to find him.

  • Newbery Medalist Erin Entrada Kelly’s Hello, Universe is a funny and poignant neighborhood story about unexpected friendships. Told from four intertwining points of view — two boys and two girls — the novel celebrates bravery, being different, and finding your inner bayani (hero). It is published by Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Children’s Books.

  • Hello, Universe joins Netflix’s growing slate of live action movies featuring kids and teens and made for families, which includes the upcoming comedy Tall Girl, directed by Nzingha Stewart (Grey’s Anatomy, A Million Little Things), written by Sam Wolfson (Andi Mack, Finding Carter), and produced by Wonderland’s McG, Mary Viola, and Corey Marsh. Also on the movie slate is A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting, directed by Rachel Talalay (Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Riverdale) and based on author Joe Ballarini’s novel of the same name.

     

 

[Issued by: Netflix]

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