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US audience award for SA movie

first_img8 March 2013Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile has congratulated the makers of South African film Fanie Fourie’s Lobola, which won the Audience Choice Award for Best Comedy at the 19th Sedona International Film Festival in Arizona, US last week.The film, which opened in local cinemas last weekend, tackles the thorny subject of cross-cultural relationships in contemporary South Africa with humour and honesty.Fanie Fourie’s Lobola also won the Jozi Film Festival Audience Award last month, and according to website Screen Africa has been selected to screen at the 39th Seattle International Film Festival in the US, which takes place from 16 May to 9 June.“Once again, South African film makers are doing us proud on the international stage,” Mashatile said in a statement on Thursday. “This is a great achievement. We are not just sharing our stories with the globe, but also showcasing the world-class talent within our film industry.”The minister said he was confident that the South African film industry could reach even greater heights.“That is why we continue to support it, through the National Film and Video Foundation and as we implement the Mzansi Golden Economy strategy,” he said, referring to his department’s plan to increase the role of arts and culture in job creation.“It’s through these efforts that we hope to enhance skills within this crucial sector and also increase the growth of the industry locally and abroad.”The film’s producers, Lance Samuels and Kweku Mandela of Out of Africa Entertainment, said that winning the audience award “against the level of competition at Sedona is a huge accolade for Fanie Fourie’s Lobola.“This is a highly regarded festival, and the audience award is widely recognised as one of the most important awards of any festival, because the winning film is selected by the audience attending the festival rather than by a few members of a festival jury.”SAnews.gov.za, with additional reporting by SAinfolast_img read more

South Africa Hosts the Inaugural Africa Communications Week

first_imgTsabeng Nthite – South Africa will be hosting the annual Africa Communications Week (ACW) from 21 – 25 May 2018.Africa Communications Week is an annual global campaign, open to communications professionals with an African focus/expertise. ACW’s mission is to empower and equip Africa focused communications professionals with the tools and resources to change the current narratives about Africa. ACW also aims to promote knowledge and professional development by hosting informative webinars and masterclasses, as well as providing practical tools on how Africa focused communicators can begin to advance more realistic narratives about Africa.  Hosted by PR Trendz ZA the South African edition of ACW will take place on Tuesday, 22 May and Friday, 25 May in Johannesburg and Cape Town under the theme ‘Telling a balanced South African narrative: Trends and Insights’. Nelisa Ngqulana, Managing Director of PR Trends ZA said: “The South African edition of ACW is a learning event that will bring together communications practitioners across all sectors, encouraging the sharing of lessons and insights and growing networks of collaboration with to ensure that we are constantly up to date with the practice of communications trends.” Co-Founder of the ACW Annie Mutamba said: “There are too many communication professionals working in isolation, trying to challenge the current narratives about Africa. Africa Communications Week seeks to build bridges between forward-thinking communicators.” “Africa focused communications professionals have a strategic role to play, in taking ownership of the African narrative and shaping the conversations, stories, and policies of their organisations, governments and culture,” added Eniola Harrison, Co-Founder ACW. The  event will feature a lecture sponsored by the IE business school on ‘What we can learn from South American communications campaigns. The main issue for this event is to bring Communications practitioners across industries together, to learn, network and collaborate. With the aim of contributing to the bigger narrative around the Nation Brand of South Africa. Follow the conversation on: #AfricaCommsWeeklast_img read more

TNT scrapes past Rain or Shine for 8-3 record

first_imgMOST READ The Elasto Painters, meanwhile, slipped to a losing record of 5-6.In a matchup where misses became the turning points in the final minute, it was James Yap, who became the goat.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingAfter tying the game at 101-101 with 1:04 left, Yap muffed two free throws at the 51-second mark of the game.Those costly misses left the door open for TNT, which pulled ahead for good after RR Pogoy nailed a long two to give the KaTropa a 103-101 lead with 26 seconds left. “I expected this kind of game, because Rain or Shine needs to win today for them to have a good place in the quarterfinals,” said TNT head coach Nash Racela. “We’ve been in the PBA for so long that at this point we know that no lead is safe.”TNT was dominant in the first half as it ended the second quarter up, 51-39, while maintaining composure up until the third when ROS had pulled within, 78-71, heading into the final period.“Teams are leading by 15 points in the first half and still end up losing the game.”Yap had another couple of chances from the free throw line with five seconds left but the most he got was a split and Ranidel de Ocampo eventually closed things out for TNT with two freebies.Joshua Smith impressed in his second game for TNT, coming away with a game-high 23 points to go along with 12 rebounds while De Ocampo had 21 points. ADVERTISEMENT 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 Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP View comments LATEST STORIES PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO—TNT survived Rain or Shine, 105-102, to finish off its elimination round campaign on a high note in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Sunday at Ynares Sports Center here.The KaTropa head to the playoffs with an 8-3 record but will still await the final games of Star, San Miguel, Ginebra, and Meralco to determine their seed.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Returning Kvitova wins Roland Garros opener Troy Rosario finished with 11 points to help TNT while Pogoy and Ryan Reyes had 10 points apiece.Yap led the Elasto Painters with 23 points.Rain or Shine gave TNT quite a scare despite the early ejection of its import Duke Crews with still 6:51 left in the third quarter. Crews had nine points and 17 rebounds.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PARlast_img read more

APM Terminals Gothenburg Taps Into New Labor Pool

first_imgzoom Swedish APM Terminals Gothenburg has signed an agreement with the staffing agency Adecco to hire temporary personnel effective October 1, 2017 to address adhoc extra staffing needs at peak times.The main work carried out at the container terminal will continue to be performed by the permanent staff, the terminal operator said, adding that the collaboration with Adecco enables APM Terminals to increase reliability and flexibility during those times when extra staffing are required to handle customer requests “in a faster, more responsive, customized manner.” “In our business, we see weather conditions affecting ship schedules, last minute changes to supply chains or unplanned absences making it essential for us to be able to adjust the size of our workforce to keep pace with our customer requests. We believe this new option can translate into more customer success that will grow our business,” Henrik Kristensen, APM Terminals Gothenburg Managing Director, said.Until this deal, APM Terminals Gothenburg has been involved in an arrangement known in Sweden as the Blixtsystem, in which additional personnel were shared with three other port facilities in Gothenburg. Just over 300 people are currently employed temporarily on an hourly basis in the Blixtsystem, which is shared by APM Terminals, Logent Ports & Terminals AB and Gothenburg Ro/Ro Terminal AB in the Port of Gothenburg.APM Terminals’ involvement in the Blixtsystem will cease at the end of the year.“We are looking forward to supplying skilled personnel through our partnership with APM Terminals Gothenburg. We have now started recruiting new personnel, and our aim is to work closely with the company to build up an effective staffing solution for them,” Niklas Evheden, Branch Manager at Adecco in Gothenburg, said.The move comes on the back of a series of industrial actions which hit APM Terminals Gothenburg over a period of a year from mid-2016. Nine days were lost to strikes and 14 trade union blockades following one after the other were organized during the period, leading to a loss of several customers.In June 2017, the operator served a notice of termination to 160 staff members, out of a total of 450 employees, citing “a sharp fall in volumes over the past year” as the reason.last_img read more