For the purposes of this exercise we had a look at the Top 15 viewed YouTube videos with a Port Elizabeth 'connection' that were uploaded during 2013. Mindful of the fact that many would have been uploaded early in the year we also created a trendline for each of the Top 15 by creating a weight for each. This was done by dividing the number of views by the number of weeks that each has been available for during 2013. For example a video that was published 6 months ago received a weighting of 25.98 (6 x 4.33). The Top 15 trending Port Elizabeth YouTube videos for 2013 were: SOUTH AFRICA: Somalian stoned to death, by SomaliArchive, uploaded 7 months ago with 127,698 views and a trend weighting of 4213.06. World of Rugby Sevens honours Nelson Mandela in Port Elizabeth, by irb, 4 weeks ago with 16,672 views and a trend weighting of 4168. Last two Overs Pakistan vs South Africa 2nd odi 27 Nov 2013 -PAK VS SA 2nd ODI Last Over, by khan king, uploaded 1 month ago with 12,272 views and a trend weighting of 2834.18. Dutch shock Brazilian favourites, by FIFATV, uploaded 10 months ago with 85,864 views and a trend weighting of 1983.00. Zahara and Mzwakhe Mbuli - Tribute to Nelson Mandela, uploaded by Alan Straton 3 weeks ago with 5,552 views and a trend weighting of 1850.66. SA vs PAK 2nd ODI Port Elizabeth | Full Highlights | HD, by GlobalSports HD, uploaded 1 month ago with 7,179 views and a trend weighting of 1657.96. Samoa vs. Fiji (IRB Sevens South Africa 2013., uploaded by NZAUTV Rugby Union 4 weeks ago with 5,592 views and a trend weighting of 1398. Somali man stoned to death: WARNING EXTREMELY GRAPHIC, by Bill Omar, uploaded 7 months ago with 17,727 views and a trend weighting of 584.85. Hitler Reacts to PE Colour Run, uploaded by Port Elizabeth 4 months ago with 5,681 views and a trend weighting of 328.00. GoPro: SSSsummer, by Jimmy Baillie, uploaded 11 months ago with 15,155 views and a trend weighting of 318.18. NMMU Mass Line Dance, by . . .
On what was a breathtaking day with the sun shining and the mercury rising, world-famous IBIZA CALLING debuted at Camps Bay’s magnificent venue The Bungalow to a sold out crowd of 5000 party-goers. Headlined by Space Ibiza’s resident DJ Danny Marquez, dance fans had the time of their lives to his progressive electronic style and signature “big room sound”. 5FM’s powerhouse line-up included top dawg DJ Fresh, Rob Vember, Stephanie B, MS Cosmo and Wags, all of whom delivered top-notch sets steeped with electric energy. Celebrated as SA’s top youth brand, it’s no surprise that G&G Productions, the company behind the event got it so right by placing two stages in the parking area to give the night a street beach party feel plus another beautiful dance floor in the VIP area. The Bungalow was completely transformed with three dance floors and stunning décor influenced by Space Ibiza. Partnered by GUESS, all sun-kissed party-goers were ‘Sexy Without Question’ as they sipped chilled cocktails and watched the sun set over the horizon. The Samsung #GalaxyExperience team were also on hand to show the audience the best time ever and to bring that extra touch to Galaxy device owners by offering special prizes to reward them for owning the hottest handset in SA. As the evening progressed with electronic dance beats and top technical production design, IBIZA CALLING was definitely the most stylish place to welcome in 2014. Author: Mike Pocock from One-eyed Jack. No of Images Uploaded: One More Info link: http://www.gandgpro.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/OneEyedJackSA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OneEyedJackSA Images: For high res version/s of One image/s please contact: One-eyed Jack. You can also use the embed code provided. The capacity crowd at IBIZA CALLING enjoying the festivities. Photo: Neal Tosefsky (Overexposed) Submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
The novel, Rough Diamonds written by South African author, Gregory Olivier, is now available in South Africa. And it’s only 15 rand, (the price of a bunny chow). This has been made possible by eReads which is a South African company. Overseas E-book publishing platforms have set their minimum price at 2.99 $ (30 rand), but now you can buy South African and pay half of that. Rough Diamonds can be downloaded as an E-book from www.kindlebooks.co.za. Two formats are available: ePpub and Mobi. If you don’t fancy action thrillers, there are many genres to choose from. Notably, Rough Diamonds has had several positive reviews on Goodreads.com. Professor Jeff wrote, “I have seen outstanding literature in my time; as some people would describe as 'cannot put it down' books. However my discerning nature has been attracted to this book, 'Rough Diamonds'. Not just a 'cannot put it down' book, but a 'must keep it with me' book. It allows you to be literally carried into another world, where the surreal becomes real and intrigue and adventure melt together with all the other talents applied to good writing. ” Romlom wrote, “This is a great read and not just because it's an action driven page-turner. It's also coloured by Greg Olivier's insights into the history and peoples of this lush region. Highly entertaining and informative, it's well worth a punt if you like authentic fiction built on foundations of fact.” So, the bottom line is –quality reading does not have to be unaffordable if you buy South African from eReads. For more information contact : Gregory Olivier firstname.lastname@example.org Author: Gregory Olivier from Private. No of Images Uploaded: One More Info link: http://kindlebooks.co.za/category/authors/gregory-olivier?page=14 Twitter: Facebook: Images: For high res version/s of One image/s please contact: Private. You can also use the embed code provided. Cover of Rough Diamonds. Photo by: copyright Gregory Olivier Submit your . . .
A bumper field of almost 350 participants took to the waters in windy conditions for the second annual SPAR Kowie River Mile in Port Alfred on Sunday afternoon. The open-water event, with its line-up of five races, raised R30 000 for the Sunshine Coast Hospice, which provides home-based care for terminally ill residents of the Ndlambe municipal area. The feature race in the 14 to 29 age category saw a convincing win by 18-year-old Edward Johannisen of East London in a time of 16:47. Port Elizabeth-based Dylan Smith (15) finished a distant second in 17:22, followed by Craig Emslie (18) of Wellington in 17:53. Capetonian Jessica Ashley-Cooper (21) took the women's title in 17:39, just six seconds clear of PE's Jessica Canter (14) in 17:45, with fellow Port Elizabethan Tarryn Els (16) third in 17:49. Johannisen, who swims for the Aquanova Aquatics Club, led the field for most of the 1.6km upriver course from the Kowie River Mouth. "The conditions today were pretty tough," said Johannisen. "Luckily the wind was at our backs, so we had that help, and the current was with us. I thought to myself, let me just give it my all, and I came out with a win." Nelson Mandela Bay's Miles Rosser (41) took the win in the 30-plus category in 19:52, while his Aquabear Swimming Club team-mate Tracy Gous (37) claimed victory in the women's race in 20:09. Another PE resident and provincial swimmer Hannah Haswell (13) was the first junior girl out of the water in 18:02, while David Greene (13) won the boys' title in 19:45. Haswell said it was lovely to see the support from holidaymakers and locals, who cheered the swimmers on from the west bank of the river. For those who could not manage the full distance, there were also the quarter mile (400m) and half mile (800m) options. PE's Kyle de Lange (4:21) and Johannesburg resident Caryn Love (4:25), both aged 12, took the quarter-mile title in the male and female category respectively. The half-mile . . .
Esteemed Bicycle and Motorcycle Courier Expands Services and Announces How These Can Benefit Their Current and Prospective Clients Bike Transporters—a company that offers bike transport services to various clients from different locations in the country, has announced the release of its latest outing to the public. According to the company, these releases are meant to provide people with convenience and comfort, if and when they want to travel with their bikes. Bike Transporters explained that as a bike transportation company, their services range from motorcycle, scooter to bicycle transportation—and they cater to quad bikes and ATVs as well. The company added that they have dedicated themselves to offering safe and reliable services, in light of the fact that they do understand how bike owners take care of their bikes—considering that they are bike lovers as well. Unlike other bike couriers, Bike Transporters promises to be there every step of the way. The company further explained that they will be there from pick up to drop off—with the guarantee that they will handle their clients’ bikes with the care and consideration needed. Aside from its bike, motorcycle and scooter transporter services, the company also offers special packages for private and business clients. They will also be part of the upcoming Cape Argus Cycle tour, where they’ll be offering weekly trips for participants, before and after the said race—at special rates and group discounts. In addition, Bike Transporters reminds present and future clients that their bike transport services are insured under Etana Insurance—so that in the event of any unfortunate incidents, the necessary remedies and solutions will be provided as quickly and as efficiently as possible. About Bike Transporters Bike Transporters is a well-respected Motorcycle and bicycle transportation company, with various services ranging from scooter and motorcycle transporting services—and many others. As one . . .
The Unlimited Child in partnership with DG Murray Trust (DGMT) recently hosted a 4-day training workshop in Port Shepstone. Sixty crèche teachers, supervisors and monitors in training from the Kwa-Zulu Natal South Coast region attended the workshop. According to the partnership agreement, DGMT will provide The Unlimited Child with R1,3 million over the next two years to be used for similar training initiatives and provision of classroom equipment as part of their investment in early childhood development. The partnership was facilitated by the Network Action Group and will see the two organisations working together towards their common goal of improving the lives of children through education. The Unlimited Child aims to engage with over 20 000 crèches by 2020 by supplying educational toys and caregiver training. Dr David Harrison, Chief Executive Officer of DG Murray Trust, believes that the next five years are going to be exciting and challenging times for people involved in early childhood development. “This will be a time of great opportunity for children under the age of five years, who have never experienced quality ECD programmes. The establishment of specific centres and programmes currently depend on enterprising and committed individuals or organisations. We must build on that passion and expertise, but need to start planning to develop every young child in every district in the country,” says Harrison. The 4-day training programme, conducted by expert trainer Freda Wilkins, covered basic training techniques, correct use of The Unlimited Child equipment and guidance of the trainees in understanding mathematics, language and life skills. The programme utilises specially developed kits, which includes specific classroom toys and a day-to-day guide for teachers that covers a full calendar year. According to Ian Corbishley of The Unlimited Child, the crèches will benefit massively from the training and material. “The Unlimited Child has helped to . . .
Organisers of The Herald VW Cycle Tour have upped the ante by taking technical assistance to the next level at both the mountain bike and road events on February 1 and 2. Official technical support partners Cyclo Pro-GT will host a neutral support zone near the start/finish venues at the Addo Polo Club on the Saturday and at Port Elizabeth's Hobie Beach on the Sunday. According to GT regional manager Stephen Craddock, their technicians would be on hand to assist with any last-minute issues or problems a rider could encounter. "Neutral support means that anyone with any bike can come to us and we'll assist them with any complaints or problems they may have." Craddock said his crew would be available at Addo from the Friday evening. "So we'll be there for any mountain bikers who are staying over and need some help. The next morning we'll be open from very early to make any necessary adjustments to people's bikes." He said the same would apply to Sunday's road races. "We'll put up some supporters' gazebos next to the tech zone so that riders can come and chill in the shade, enjoy a free beverage and chat to us about the GT brand and what it's all about." Craddock said the most common pre-race problems they encountered related to the gears and setting them correctly. However, he said there were a few essentials that riders needed to bring with them to minimise any problems out on the route. "The rough and thorny terrain out at Addo definitely requires some kind of sealant in the tyres. I would tell people to bring CO2 bombs and possibly even a small pocket pump in case they run out." Craddock said multi and chain tools were also essential items for en route repairs. "On the road side there are obviously fewer obstacles and your chances of puncturing are far less, but I'd still pack these tools along with a spare tube." He also advised riders to have their bicycles properly serviced at least three to four weeks prior to the event to . . .
LushBerry Announces Fashion Forward E-commerce Site LushBerry launches an online fashion gateway that is easy to navigate, first with the fashion trends that includes a free delivery service. Cape Town, South Africa. 15 December, 2013. - The Online style destination, LushBerry.co.za,beta launched in May 2013 has entered the e-commerce market with a bang. Not only do they feature up and coming South African designers, they also showcase the latest in international fashion trends. LushBerry is an online shopping platform for young and old featuring unique and interesting products that appeal to those yearning for classical and contemporary style. The website boasts with on-trend products on their interactive shopping hub. Anything from shoes, handbags and accessories as well as beauty products and clothing that will satisfy the needs of every online fashion-seeker. A true fashionista will know the importance of being in the ‘know’ and the ‘now’. Therefore LushBerry provides every visitor with the latest happenings in the world of fashion through their style news section. This highlights ‘the look of the day’, ‘fashion trends’ and ‘designers and brands’. This innovative start-up allows users to register online and obtain login details for future use, simplifying the online shopping experience. Customers stock their online carts by the click of a button and can manage their purchases before ‘checking out’. As with every ecommerce website safety is of utmost importance and therefore LushBerry provides shoppers with the safest and most user-friendly payment gateway options. What sets LushBerry’s e-commerce platform apart from their online competitors’ usual online department stores, is their luscious visual appeal that creates a sense of intimacy. This is sure to attract visitors from all over the country. The LushBerry team is focused on creating an out of this world shopping experience with a strong emphasis on excellent customer services and free delivery. They . . .
“LED Christmas lights use as much as 90% less electricity than regular Christmas lights” Christmas is a great time to introduce energy saving habits into a household as many easy and simple changes in the way we live can end up putting extra money into your pocket. Higher electricity prices in South Africa have become an increasing strain on consumers’ monthly expenses. “As consumers we have a lot of decision making power when it comes to how we use and save energy,” says Russell Hughes, who is the event director of the annual African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa conference and expo in Cape Town. “There are a variety of ways we can use a lot less electricity this holiday season such as using LED* Christmas lights which use 90% less electricity than regular Christmas lights. Consider investing in solar powered outdoor lights which can also be used on the Christmas tree and only come on at night.” Hughes continues: “get everyone in the family involved this December and challenge them to think of creative ways to save energy and make it a competition – and then reward the family by taking them out to dinner with the money you have saved! This way everyone starts to think about living greener and it becomes a way of life. African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa is also a partner in Eskom’s 49M campaign, and we embrace the energy efficient use of power, not just in our company, but in our homes and personal lives too.” More tips to be more energy friendly this holiday season: 1) Buy gifts that don't use electricity or batteries. Up to 40% of all batteries are purchased during the holiday season. 2) Buy environmentally friendly gifts such as solar chargers for laptops, cell phones and solar-powered torches. 3) Buy gifts made of recycled materials. 4) Don’t use the tumble dryer unnecessarily – it’s summer, so take advantage of solar powered drying. 5) Turn off the room lights when the Christmas tree lights are on. 6) Set a timer to Christmas . . .
The MyEdit content aggregation app will be breaking new ground by running special news feeds for 18 of South Africa's hottest holiday destinations in December and January. These purpose-built feeds give users access to daily news and events, surf and weather reports, as well as articles on restaurants, bars and other places of interest for each of the featured destinations. According to project manager Robert Kaden, the free-to-download app provided the ideal platform for such a holiday initiative. "People are away from their computers at this time of the year and are more inclined to consume news and information via mobile platforms like smartphones and tablets. "Now we can bring them news and photos tailor-made for their destination, as well as extras such as holiday recipes and other helpful tips." Kaden said a dedicated team of freelancers were responsible for updating these feeds on a daily basis. "They have their fingers on the pulse and are researching each destination thoroughly to make sure MyEdit users stay up-to-date this holiday." In addition to the destination-specific feeds, MyEdit also allows users to access content from more than 40 of South Africa's top publications and blogs. The holiday feeds will run until January 14. The targeted destinations and resorts are: Ballito Bay, Cape Town's beaches, Durban, Jeffreys Bay, Knysna, Margate, Plettenberg Bay, Port Elizabeth, Still Bay (with a dedicated feed for the annual touch rugby tournament), ATKV Buffelspoort, ATKV Drakensville, ATKV Eiland Spa, ATKV Goudini Spa, ATKV Hartenbos, ATKV Klein-Kariba and ATKV Natalia. Download MyEdit from the Apple App Store or via Google Play, or go to www.myedit.me. Author: Coetzee Gouws from Full Stop Communications. No of Images Uploaded: One More Info link: http://www.myedit.me Twitter: https://twitter.com/fullstop Facebook: Images: For high res version/s of One image/s please contact: Full Stop Communications. Submit your press . . .