PrideTV, Africa's only LGBT video-on-demand (VOD) channel, has released its first LGBT 'Most Watched Movie List' that tracks the top streaming content amongst the continent's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community. "PrideTV's Most Watched Movie List provides insight into the type of content that scores top marks amongst LGBT people. It further helps promote understanding of the community by casting light on the issues that matter to them. Knowing what strikes a chord with someone is an opener to connecting with them," explains Joanne Raphael Katz, spokesperson for PrideTV. Top of the VOD pops is 'The Wishmakers' (Gay), 'Mary Marie' (Lesbian), 'Dog Tags' (Bisexual), 'Bob's New Suit' (Transgender) and 'Leather' (LGBT overall). The Wishmakers is about that most eternal of themes across all communities - finding love in the big city; Mary Marie is about sisterly love overcoming a beloved mother's passing; Dog Tags examines affection between a straight man and a gay friend; Bob's New Suit is about falling for a get-rich-quick-scheme as a way to provide for a young family; and Leather is about reuniting with a childhood friend. "What's most interesting about the most watched movies on PrideTV is that the themes deal with the deep-seated issues of being human - they're stories that are familiar to all of us, no matter our sexual orientation," says Ms Raphael Katz. PrideTV became Africa's first LBGT streaming channel following its launch last year. "PrideTV is fully embracing its role as Africa's flagship LGBT entertainment channel by offering the widest LGBT content while also offering support for issues that affect the LGBT community such as last month's International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia that it helped publicise." Anyone can join PrideTV's community regardless of their location. PrideTV's premium video entertainment offering costs the equivalent of just R79 a month (or R790 for 12 months with 2 months free) and . . .
Children travelling to and from school will be safer in several communities adjacent to the N4 highway. This is because the safety of children on roads around schools is at the heart of Bakwena’s Safe to School project. Bakwena’s Charmaine van Wyk says the Safe to School pilot project is just one of many community corporate social investment (CSI) projects initiated by Bakwena within communities along its toll routes. “With the Safe to School project, we are committed to ensuring the safety of children in the Bapong, Modderspruit and Majakaneng communities, which are located adjacent to the N4.” Amongst its objectives, the Safe to School project intends to reduce the speed of vehicles on roads around the schools; improve the safety of children crossing roads near to schools; encourage children who walk or cycle to school to use safe routes; improve the safety around school entrances so that children can be dropped off and picked up safely; and improve the safety of children being driven to school. Van Wyk says in addition to making life safer for the children, Bakwena aims to create general awareness on the importance of road safety. “The first phase of the project – which includes training of the project staff, sharing the project concept with schools, training of Disaster Team and Road Safety Officers using Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP) Safe to School Safe to Home, and data collection will be complete by end of June 2017. Phase 2 of the project will commence after the July School holidays, with education activities for learners and the community as well as enforcement activities and infrastructure provision and maintenance. Van Wyk says a Steering Committee comprising school and community members as well as other stakeholders was established on 10 May. “Once the data collection is complete, community workshops will be held to share the information and get feedback from the communities with a view to drafting a business plan. “This is . . .
Planes had taken over as the preferred mode of travelling. Not any more, we are going back to cars. Although a lot of people still use air transport less and less people are still confident with this mode of transport. The last couple years have been very rough on the flying industry. One of the attractions that is drawing people to motoring is the driving experience itself. Going for hundreds of kilometers enjoying the changes in scenery and landscape is proving very popular. The convenience of travelling at your own time is another plus to motoring. Unlike with airplanes where delays and overbooking are now the order of the day. The disappearance of planes and the terrorist attacks are all contributing negatively to the dilemma. There are a lot of people who are now horrified at the thought of flying. Not because of physiological disorders but the bad ordeals that occur to passengers. Just recently a video of man being dragged of a United Airplanes passenger went viral. The man in the video is protesting as he is carried off the plane. Other passengers are also visibly protesting as the man is literary lifted by the arms and legs off the plane. The bloodied man tried to run back in but failed. Then you begin to wonder whether it is worth paying less to get your face bloodied as you are being re-accommodated. That is what CEO of the Airline called the act in his apology. An apology that has been repeated over and over again. Taking a relaxing drive at your own pace starts to look like better option. Despite the time that is taken and the extra expenses incurred you will not be forcibly relocated. When you have to fly use that free time wisely. For more information on informative news visit http://www.amadaxmagazine.co.za and stay updated CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
As Boston Global Institute Consultancy & Education (BGI) expands its horizon and defy borders, its mission is to provide support to students, schools and professionals in their endeavors by offering world class guidance. As a necessary step to becoming world-class, BGI has rebranded but maintains its goal to provide its customers’ needs. As we expand our horizon, Boston Global Institute Consultancy & Education provides services such as a range of programs tailored to international students, business and individuals’ needs; IELTS, TOEFL, GMAT, GRE and SAT reviews; Professional Development Program; English and Foreign language programs such as English, Mandarin, Arabic and Spanish. BGI also offers educational consulting assistance to help schools with teacher training, support and professional development, curriculum review, development and implementation and assistance with the accreditation process. As an institution, we highlight the importance of education especially to the youth. Regardless of age, learning is an essential part of our growth and development. Boston Global Institute Consultancy and Training is here to guide and help our students reach their goals and dreams. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
You might not really know a whole lot about moving packages. South Africa’s postal service has been going through a bit of a rough time, proving ‘quite’ unreliable at times. So when you have to move that all-important letter, or that stack of parcels that just can’t go missing, it’s little wonder you find yourself a little reluctant to rely on the SA Postal Service But which private courier service is the best option? Well, some genius put together an app that allows you to choose the perfect courier service for your immediate needs. Amazing. The new app, called Fastvan, allows you to select from a range of features depending on your requirements: what, where, when, how and who. From one letter, right through to a warehouse full of goodies, they got you sorted. And there are a whole lot of other features that give the app a leg up in the game. You can upload a photograph of your parcel(s), track your truck of choice like an Uber (amazing), and you get to book more than one service at any given time. Boom. That’s how local service delivery is made easy. Leaving the best part for last, here’s the real reason why FastVan is so different from any other app of its type: An SE start-up, Fastvan has entered a marketplace which is based on the freedom of markets meaning they do not set the prices themselves and do not choose the provider you will contract with. That means you can choose the best of the best for your deliveries, suited to your price point, all with the assistance of the app. The app is available on the App Store, Google Play Store and web-based platform. Oh, happy days. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Supertubes, Jeffreys Bay - In firing surf at Supertubes, Dale Staples from St Francis Bay won the 2017 edition of the JBU Supertrial by powering through some of the biggest and deepest barrels of the day. Staples was in rhythm with the ocean from the start, picking up all the best waves on his route to the final. It was a cold and blustery JBay morning, but there were sets at first light and the contest organisers showed no hesitation in calling the event on. As the freezing offshore wind picked up, so the invited surfers hit the perfect lineup, with consistent six-foot waves pouring through. Former Championship Tour surfer Greg Emslie was a surprise elimination from round one, after leading for most of the heat. Greg caught a particularly long wave, and after his final turn and kicking out, found himself facing a huge set in front of the reef. "I got caught inside by a big set and pushed onto the reef," said Greg. "By the time I surfaced from the first wave there was another one, and more behind it. I hit the reef again and eventually got washed all the way down and came in." Former event champion Dylan Lightfoot and defending champion Steven Sawyer did not disappoint however, and both won their first round heats. With a wildcard into the Corona Open JBay as well as $10k (R127k) up for grabs there were some determined performances in the breezy conditions with no one giving any quarter. WQS competitor and perennial Supertubes standout Dale Staples from St Francis Bay shone during the first semifinal. With the swell still rising, Dale found some deep barrels, including one ridiculous 10-point barrel ride at the Impossibles section to emerge with a near-perfect heat score of 19.93 out of a possible 20 points, throwing away a 9.7 as his third wave. "It's really good to get such great waves for a contest," said Dale after his heat. "That ten-pointer was a nice set wave. It looked like it was going to run off away from me, but it actually held all the . . .
Mikey February In Action At The 2017 JBU Supertrial Powered By Monster Energy Photo: Alan Van Gysen The 2017 JBU Supertrial Powered By Monster Energy Video Highlights: https://youtu.be/An-4zDLHdOU YouTube: https://youtu.be/An-4zDLHdOU CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. More Info on Surfing: 2017 JBU Supertrial Powered By Monster Energy Video Highlights here: https://youtu.be/An-4zDLHdOU . . .
Four years ago Cape Union Mart introduced the Adventure Film Challenge to encourage local adventurers, sportspersons and filmmakers to make and submit films showcasing their outdoor passions. This annual film competition is held in conjunction with the screenings of the annual Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, which Cape Union Mart brings to South Africa every October. Entries are now open for the 2017 Adventure Film Challenge, and local filmmakers and outdoor enthusiasts are invited to submit a five-minute short film on South African outdoor culture. Submissions received are reviewed by a panel of judges from the adventure and filmmaking industries. The winning submission is screened alongside the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, which will be shown in Ster-Kinekor cinemas countrywide to thousands of adventure enthusiasts. The winner also receives a R10,000 cash prize and K-Way gear to the value of R5,000. Ziyaad Solomon, a young filmmaker, won the 2016 Adventure Film Challenge. After watching the Banff films the year before, he was inspired to create a short trail-running video for the competition. His film, 'Mowbray to Mowbray Ridge', celebrates trail running and beautiful locations, but also confronts the relevant social challenge of unhealthy lifestyles and making the decision to get off the couch, get fit and explore. Winning the Adventure Film Challenge was a boost to Solomon's career and is a proud feature in his portfolio. The award helped to attract brands and individuals which have commissioned him for shoots and video edits. To enter, submit the link to your five-minute short film on YouTube, submit it on www.banff.co.za. Entries close on 30 June 2017. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Wembley House Sub-acute Hospital, set in a beautifully renovated Victorian mansion, is celebrating 15 years of providing personalised quality care to those in need. “For a decade-and-a-half, Wembley House has sought to make each patient feel at home during their time under our care. As we mark our 15th birthday, we would like to thank the community we serve for their support over the years, and commit to upholding the excellent standard of care for which Wembley House is known,” says operations manager of the facility, Sr Elaine Langlois. Wembley House was acquired by Medicross, a subsidiary of the Netcare group in October 2015, as part of its strategy of expanding its service offering to incorporate sub-acute and rehabilitative care. Dr Charmaine Pailman, managing director of Medicross, congratulated Wembley House Sub-acute Hospital on its 15 years of caring. “Wembley House has become synonymous with exceptional standards of care, and we are very pleased to be associated with the facility given their commitment to patients in Pietermaritzburg and surrounds.” Sr Langlois says that the dedicated team of staff are deeply devoted to their work. “We provide 24-hour nursing care for patients who are recovering from illness or surgery, including those who have had orthopaedic procedures, for example those recovering from amputations, hip and knee replacements, multiple trauma, stroke and other neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease. Our experienced and empathetic team also provide wound care, renal dialysis, pain management, occupational and speech therapy, as well as physiotherapy and palliative care, where required.” Wembley House is set in the leafy suburb of Wembley in Pietermaritzburg, conveniently situated near the city and in proximity to local acute care hospitals. Specialists throughout the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands refer patients who are discharged from acute care hospitals to Wembley House Sub-acute Hospital if they require further nursing . . .