Industry experts, policy makers, government and aspiring filmmakers gathered at the South African Film Summit from 4 -5 February 2019 at Skyrink Studios, in Johannesburg. This year’s Summit was held under the theme “Transformation and Innovation in the South African Film/Audio-Visual Industry and the 4th Industrial Revolution. Are we geared for change?”The Summit shines a spotlight on how effectively we are telling South African stories, and explored consensus about “the potential of the industry for nation-building and using the industry as a catalyst for economic growth”.In a statement released by the Department of Arts & Culture, Minister Nathi Mthethwa said: “Policy coordination and coherence is important to ensure there are no unnecessary bottlenecks, contradictions and gaps that will negatively impact on the business environment while simultaneously encouraging investment, particularly from the private sector. Addressing South Africa’s positioning in the film sector, not only in the continent but also globally, is an important one if the country is to compete in the creative economy”.There is no doubt that the Arts & Culture sector is a key player in enhancing the Nation Brand and growing the economy. According to The World Economic Forum’s 2017 report on The Future of Jobs and Skills in Africa, the creative industries is considered one of ‘trending’ professions, with an average growth rate of 7% between 2011 and 2016.Attendees of this year’s South African Film Summit experienced windows of information sharing through case studies, measuring South Africa’s growth against other countries in the developing world.As all sectors ensure readiness for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we look forward to proactive resolutions to come out of the Summit, putting in all efforts to develop the local film industry.
Mathias Meyer, the so-called “Switzerland of NoSQL,” is neutral no more. He has joined Basho as a developer advocate, the company announced today. Basho, which we covered here, is the sponsor company of the NoSQL database Riak.Previously, Meyer worked for the Berlin startup Peritor on its cloud hosting platform Scalarium. He confirmed on Twitter that he’ll still be working on Scalarium. Meyer will remain in Berlin.Meyer – known for blogging and tweeting about infrastructure, scalability, databases and coffee – is also working on the NoSQL Handbook.According to Basho, Meyer’s first public appearance as developer advocate will be at JSConf in Portland, OR from May 2-3.For more background on Meyer, here are two interviews:MyNoSQL: Getting Started with NoSQL.The Geek Talk: Mathias Meyer. Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid klint finley 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Why You Love Online Quizzes Related Posts Tags:#hack#news How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees?
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NEW YORK — The NFL is moving slowly toward Los Angeles, and rapidly around the rest of the globe.On the same Oct. 7 that the owners approved an extension and expansion of the international series of regular-season games, they discussed at length the desire of three teams to relocate to LA. The Rams want to leave St. Louis, the Chargers want to vacate San Diego, and the Raiders seek to move from Oakland.Commissioner Roger Goodell expects owners will vote on franchise relocation, but when is another matter.Goodell said the owners expressed interest “in wanting to be there, but also recognize we need to find solutions. Our relocation policy is very important.” So the league is being cautious and thorough.“When you start out with nothing and you are trying to find a solution, you try to find all the pathways that can lead to success,” said Eric Grubman, the NFL’s point man for relocation to LA. “If you find one, people aren’t necessarily optimistic it’s going to be successful because there’s a failure rate. If you find 100, then people are very optimistic. When we attacked it, we had to find more than one thing that can work.“So what happens when you find more than one thing that can work and it’s in the NFL and it involves multiple owners and multiple cities? Then suddenly the picture becomes very murky because not everyone can get exactly what they want. And that’s the scenario that’s most likely to play out.”Los Angeles has not had an NFL franchise since 1995, when the Rams and Raiders left. The current timetable calls for submission of applications to relocate in January, when the owners could vote.There has been speculation that timetable could be moved up to December, when the next owners meeting occurs in Dallas. But Pittsburgh Steelers President Art Rooney said he doesn’t envision that.“I don’t think we’ll move up the deadline,” Rooney said. “We have cities that still are putting together their proposals” to keep their teams.Grubman admitted for a team or two to call LA home next season, the latest it could get approval would probably be March or April.The Rams are proposing a stadium in Inglewood, California, while the Raiders and Chargers jointly have one planned for Carson. Those teams’ owners were excused from a round table session during the fall meetings, and the other 29 owners voiced their opinions on approving any moves to LA.Goodell said it’s “very positive” to have two alternatives in what he also called “the entertainment capital of the world.”Neither California team has had success in getting public funding for a new stadium; Goodell noted that has been happening “for decades.” Missouri has come through with a plan for a $1 billion stadium to keep the Rams, but there are delays in that proposal.While LA remains an uncertainty, more games in the United Kingdom — and probably in other locales abroad — are coming.The owners approved more international games through 2025, including quite possibly in Mexico, Germany and Canada.“We think it’s time to expand our international series to other countries and respond to the growing interest in our game not only in the U.K., but elsewhere around the world,” Goodell said.Mexico, where one regular-season game was played in 2005 and drew a record attendance of 103,467, is a front-runner for next year.“That’s our biggest fan base, our most vibrant market,” said Mark Waller, the league’s Vice President/International. “It would be a logical place to start.”The NFL will announce the 2016 international games this fall. Three games are being held at London’s Wembley Stadium this season for the second straight year, and that number could be increased.Earlier this year, the NFL agreed with English Premier League club Tottenham to play at least two games a season at its new stadium in north London, which is scheduled to open in 2018. That is a 10-year deal.The league also is looking at Toronto and Vancouver, and several cities in Germany have expressed interest in hosting games.The Pro Bowl also could land in international sites. Brazil has expressed interest in the all-star game, and Waller said Australia, South Africa and Asia also were potential sites, but probably not before early 2018.(BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares