Young minds caring for the homeless

first_imgYRobert Mtshali’s Young Minds Care and Phumlani Makhaye’s Master P Social Investments are gearing up to spread some cheer this Easter, delivering food and clothing to Joburg’s homeless as temperatures drop “When I was in high school I had to pass on a lot of things because of my financial situation; I’d say that had the biggest role to play in me getting to where I am now; that, and all the people who helped me get here,” says Robert Mtshali, founder of the Young Minds Group and a firm believer in the values of Ubuntu.In 2009, when he was 19 years old, Mtshali registered his business, then called Young Minds Cleaning Services.“My passion for helping people has always been there; it’s just that before I didn’t have the influence to do so but now I can and I am,” Mtshali explains, adding “I want to be as influential as my role model, Jay Z.”He adds; “Most of the things that I do, the initiatives that I do or take part in, relate to my personal experiences or those of someone close to me, like my colleagues and friends.”GOING TO THE MATRIC DANCEIn mid-2013 Mtshali and Young Minds Care (YMC), his company’s welfare arm, started Fabricated, the company’s first initiative aimed at benefitting the underprivileged.Fabricated identified six high school pupils – three boys and three girls – from Eastbank High School in Alexandra, who had performed admirably during their first semester and who couldn’t afford to go to their matric dance.Young Minds Care supplied the students with clothing, and funds for grooming and entrance fees to their dance as a reward for their hard work at school.“I also didn’t go to my matric dance due to financial constraints at the time and I really wanted to go but I couldn’t, and that hit me really hard, so I thought I would try my level best to help a few people who were in a similar situation,” says Mtshali.CHRISTMAS CHEERIn 2013 Mtshali and his colleagues wanted to do something different for Christmas, “so we decided to spend the day with people who weren’t as fortunate as we were and bring a few things with us to brighten up their festive season”.Shortly after Mtshali and his company joined forces with Phumlani Makhaye of Master P Social Investments to hold Homeless Xmas, spending Christmas Day delivering food and clothing to some 60 homeless people living under the Nelson Mandela Bridge in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.Master P Social Investments encourages young people to share their successes by giving back to their communities.SHARING THIS EASTER“When we held our Christmas event we noticed there were more people than we expected and later found out there were just under 200 homeless people living under a bridge in Newtown so we thought it would be good for us to do something this Easter for them,” says Mtshali.This year YMC and Master P Social Investments are planning a Homeless Easter Drive on 19 April, distributing food and clothing to a group of people living under the M1 bridge over Newtown; the organisations invite Joburgers who want to help out to join them on the day at 8am.The organisations need donations of food and clothing to distribute on the day and are also trying to organise medical screenings for children in the group.“We are also trying to help these people get their documentation sorted out because we’ve noticed that a lot of them don’t have IDs or birth certificates,” Mtshali says. “This makes finding a job and proving they have dependants for social grants even harder for them.“For the little kids, we’re trying as much as we can to at least get them into schools so that they can get an education and hopefully break the chain of poverty.”PLAY YOUR PARTTo donate food and clothing to YMC and Master P Social Investment’s Easter drive, visit The Branson Centre in Braamfontein, the Mark Kidds Photographic Studio at Maponya Mall and Gordon Ridge Complex in Florida Glen.“Let’s carry the legacy of Nelson Mandela and let’s do what he believed in most, which is helping each other and loving one another regardless who the other may be,” says Mtshali.“Let’s do good and have fun at the same time.”To find out more about the event, or Young Minds Group and Master P Social Investments, email Robert Mtshali at robertmtshali@gmail.com or call him on +27 (0) 84 811 6916, or email Phumlani Makhaye at masterp23@webmail.co.za or call him on +27 (0) 78 792 6657.last_img read more

How to Opt Out of Receiving the Yellow Pages

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… As of today, businesses and individuals can opt out of recieving paper-based phone books in the mail using a new Website called the National Yellow Pages Consumer Choice & Opt Out Site. Last month, we wrote about a study showing that nearly 70% of adults in the United States “rarely or never” use the phone book, and instead opt to use the Web-based search tools, which are infinitely more convenient and efficient. That research was conducted on behalf on WhitePages.com, who operates BanthePhoneBook.org, a site advocating opt-in-only delivery of phone books.The new opt-out site was created by Yellow Pages Association, the trade organization that represents the publishers of phone books in the United States, signaling an acknowledgement that printing and distributing paper phone books to every household is no longer a sustainable practice. To opt out of recieving the phone book on your door, head to www.yellowpagesoptout.com and register for the site. The registration process requires you to enter your address and phone number, but a note on the page promises that this information won’t be used for any purpose other than the opt out. Tags:#biz#How To A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… john paul titlow Once registered, you’ll recieve an email with your auto-generated password, which you can then use to log into the site. From there, you can select which phone books you would like to recieve (wishful thinking on their part?) or click the grey “Opt Out of All” button in the lower left and then click “Save Changes.”After opting out, you’ll get a confirmation email listing which phones you’ll be recieving moving forward, if any. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts last_img read more

Making a small corner of Vienna just a little smarter

first_imgRelated Posts Donal Power How IoT Will Play an Important Role in Traffic … Tags:#Austria#energy#Internet of Things#IoT#Siemens#Smart Cities#Vienna Surveillance at the Heart of Smart Citiescenter_img How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi… For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Siemens AG is leading a consortium undertaking a new smart city research initiative in the new Aspern district of the Austrian capital.The German engineering goliath is the lead partner in a public private partnership called Aspern Smart City Research.The project, which has a five-year budget of $41 million, includes two energy providers to Vienna, Wien Energie and Wiener Netze as the other big partners.The ultimate goal of the research project is to develop innovative energy production solutions for future cities.The research is expected to lay the groundwork for services that utilities could provide in the future like flexible energy tariffs that could factor in the contribution of account prosumers.Another result of the research is to increase efficiency of energy production through the real-time analysis of weather conditions.Just three buildings for nowCurrently the smart cities research is focused on three buildings that are generating 2 million pieces of data daily. Data is coming from a 213-unit apartment building, a school and a student lodging building.Construction on the new city of Aspern was begun from scratch in 2008 on the site of a former airport. The total cost of construction will reach nearly $6 billion and run until 2028.People began moving into the Aspern community in 2015, two years following the district’s connection to Vienna by subway.Currently 6,000 inhabitants have come to Aspern of the total projected population of 20,000 after 20 years of development.Eventually a new train station will be located in Aspern on the rail line that links Vienna to the Slovakian capital Bratislava.The move to develop the Vienna-area smart city follows a new report from research firm Gartner that predicts smart cities will be going green in a big way over the next five years, driven by international efforts to reduce carbon emissions.Gartner expects that at least half of global smart cities will use climate change, sustainability and resilience as key performance indicators by 2020.last_img read more

PO Unveils Name of Its New Cruise Vessel

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: P&O P&O Cruises has revealed the name of its newest cruise ship joining the company’s fleet in May 2020.The newbuild will be named Iona and the name has been selected from over 30,000 entries to name the vessel.Exactly one month ago, the steel cutting ceremony for the ship was held at Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.With a gross tonnage of 180,000 tons and a capacity of 5,200 passengers, the ship has been described as Britain’s biggest cruise ship.“Our new ship will be the largest ship ever operated by the brand and the largest ever to be dedicated exclusively to the UK cruise industry. It will also be the first ship in our market to be powered by LNG, the most environmentally friendly power source yet for large-scale cruise ships,” Paul Ludlow, P&O Cruises senior vice president, said at the steel cutting ceremony.last_img read more

National Honours and Awards Amendment Bill

first_img TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Recommended for you Budget cuts hurt, but necessary says TCI Deputy Premier in parliamentary debate on hurricane funds Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGrand Turk, 23 Sept 2014 – The House of assembly, debate turned to the National Honours and Awards Amendment Bill 2014; the measure appeared to be getting wide support… though members agreed the specifics of the final law may require some changes. Related Items:house of assembly, National Honours and Awards Amendment Bill Minister of Works puts government buildings reconstruction post hurricanes at $8.6mlast_img read more

WWE Magazine Shuts Down

first_imgWWE Magazine is ceasing publication after 30 years in print.The news follows a poor second quarter earnings report for ownership group, WWE, that resulted about 55 job cuts across the company. Approximately 14 of those cuts were magazine staff, according to a source familiar with the situation.”Out internal operations for WWE Magazine have ceased,” the company says in a statement. “We will look at both domestic and international licensing opportunities moving forward.”As a whole, the pro wrestling producer reported a net loss of $22.5 million through the first half of 2014, down from an $8.2 million profit last year. Revenue increased slightly to $281 million. Slowing subscriber adoption to the group’s newly-launched streaming network contributed to the down quarter. WWE Magazine’s closing sits at the crossroads of two major trends. While the shut down of a print product doesn’t come as a surprise anymore, the move comes as brand journalism continues to grow.Its final issue will be released Sept. 16. WWE Kids and WWE Specials will also shut down.last_img read more

Competitor Running Shutters Print Edition Lays Off Staff

first_imgThings appeared to be on the rise at Competitor Running, too, which unveiled a rebranding and redesign under Sebor’s leadership just last month.“While we’re thrilled to have a magazine with such a strong legacy, it was time to shake things up,” Sebor told Folio: at the time. “Our central goal was to underline Competitor Running’s position as the trusted source for runners — this is of course why we added ‘Running’ to the name.”Felix Magowan, co-owner of Pocket Outdoor Media, said Competitor Running was mainly a “house organ” for the Rock’n’Roll marathon series, hosted in 30 cities throughout the world, per the Times of San Diego report.“If you divorce it from that, it doesn’t really work,” said Magowan in a statement. “It’s a marketing vehicle for an event, and if it’s no longer associated with that event, it can’t really survive.”Magowan also noted the printing and distribution costs of Competitor Running, stating that the organization could no longer cover it “so it was kind of a no-brainer decision.”“If a print magazine doesn’t have paid circulation revenue source, it’s very hard to make money in this day and age,” he added.Back in June, Competitor Group and its Rock’n’Roll running series was acquired by Ironman. The agreement for Ironman to then sell off the media brands to Pocket Outdoor Media was finalized on October 12. After a 30-year run, Competitor Running has shuttered its monthly print issue and laid off its editorial staff, with the November edition slated as the last for the publication.The news of the magazine’s closure comes just days after Ironman/World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) announced that the sale of the San Diego-based Competitor Group’s media properties, including VeloNews, Triathlete, Women’s Running and VeloPress, to Pocket Outdoor Media (POM), an organization co-owned by Felix Magowan, who previously owned VeloNews. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.Among those let go is Jessie Sebor, a rising star at the organization serving as VP of media, recently promoted to that role after a seven-year run as editor-in-chief of Women’s Running.After being promoted to VP of media earlier this year, Sebor took many lessons from her tenure at Women’s Running, where she helped the brand become an advocate for inclusion and empowerment, featuring plus-sized women and a woman in a hijab as cover stars and including transgender athletes in the magazine’s conversations.last_img read more

Jim Marshalls Johnny Cash Folsom Prison Photos To Debut GRAMMY Museum

first_img GRAMMY Museum Opens Johnny Cash Photo Exhibit jim-marshalls-johnny-cash-folsom-prison-photos-debut-grammy-museum News Jim Marshall’s Johnny Cash Folsom Prison Photos To Debut GRAMMY Museum Facebook The late legendary music photographer shot many iconic performers, and in the latest GRAMMY Museum Exhibit, his images take you to the moment that change Johnny Cash’s careerJennifer VelezGRAMMYs Oct 23, 2018 – 2:18 pm The spirit of music photography godfather, the late Jim Marshall, lives on with of one of his greatest subjects, 13-time GRAMMY winner Johnny Cash, in the latest exhibit at the GRAMMY Museum.center_img Email Twitter The Prison Concerts: Folsom And San Quentin (Jim Marshall’s Photographs Of Johnny Cash) will display Marshall’s historic images of Cash’s 1968 and 1969 prison concerts. Cash’s two performance at Folsom in 1968 resulted in a best-selling album and made him a legend in the eyes of his fans during a critical time for him professionally and personally. Cash became opinionated about prison reform and his performances at prisons made a new kind of statement in the music world.Marshall was there to capture the epic moments of 1968, a formative year for Cash. Marshall’s mantra was “Get The Picture!” He was able to get great access and always pointing his lens during the right moments throughout his storied career, and he is the only photographer to receive the Recording Academy’s Trustee Award, which honors those who have contributed to music outside of performing, Described by friend and fellow photographer Henry Diltz as “irascible, impatient, explosive, but always very, very kindhearted,” he is remembered by friends and fans for his distinctive eye.”His images can be likened to haiku poetry: everything in its proper place … no “extra” information … only the very essences necessary to convey what he wants us to see,” his friend Graham Nash wrote for the Recording Academy. “Jim’s images always have a sense of completeness and his ability to compose instantly is renowned.”The exhibit will go on display from Oct. 24 and run through February 2019. On Tuesday, Oct. 23, a special panel with Marshall’s estate beneficiary Amelia Davis and Scott B. Bomar, author of Johnny Cash At Folsom & San Quentin will discuss the stories behind the images and the new exhibit. Tickets are available for purchase here.A Perfect Circle’s Billy Howerdel On New Music, Touring Again & MoreRead morelast_img read more

En Vogue TLC To Headline 2019 GRAMMY Celebration AfterParty

first_img Poll: Who Do You Want To See On The Red Carpet? Amy Winehouse Best New Artist winner for 2007 | Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images 2019 GRAMMY Awards Telecast | Photo Gallery Amy Winehouse Best New Artist winner for 2007 | Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Who Will Voters Choose For Best Alternative Album? Twitter Read more H.E.R.Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage GRAMMY-winning jazz singer Elling won Best Jazz Vocal Album at the 52nd GRAMMY Awards for Dedicated To You: Kurt Elling Sings The Music Of Coltrane And Hartman. He is currently nominated in the same category this year at the 61st GRAMMY Awards, for his album The Questions. In 2000, Los Angeles-based DJ Pesce transitioned from a successful career in public relations with a mentoring assist from DJ Spinderella of GRAMMY-winning group Salt-N-Pepa. In addition to keeping dance floors hot, Pesce has made appearances on television dramas as herself and entertained GRAMMY Celebration partygoers for several years running.”We look forward to our annual GRAMMY Celebration honoring the winners and nominees of Music’s Biggest Night,” said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow. “It’s an evening and rare opportunity for all of us in the music community to celebrate triumphs and milestones together, complemented by a handcrafted menu and even more unforgettable performances featuring some of our most esteemed talent following the GRAMMY Awards telecast.”The culinary choices continue the Renaissance masquerade-ball theme with modern twists on traditional dishes and deserts provided by chef Joe Flamm of Chicago’s Michelin-starred restaurant Spiaggia.”Each year we diligently work to produce one of the largest awards show celebrations, and we’re thrilled to bring the annual event back to Los Angeles with a modern baroque-inspired theme to complement the elegance of the evening,” said Branden Chapman, Executive in Charge of Production & Chief Business Development Officer of the Recording Academy. Don’t forget to tune into the 2019 GRAMMYs this Sunday, Feb. 10 at 5:00 p.m. PST / 8:00 p.m. EST. live on CBS.2019 GRAMMYs Viewer’s Guide: Where To Watch Music’s Biggest Night Album Of The Year vs. Record Of The Year Explained 5 Ways BTS Won Our Hearts At The 2019 GRAMMYs 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet Record Of The Year 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees TLC Photo: Alison Buck/Getty Images Lady GagaPhoto: Christopher Polk/Getty Images 61st GRAMMYs: Here’s Your Apple Music Playlist 61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees & Winners List Backstage At The 2019 GRAMMYs | Photo Gallery Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images Best New Artist Nominees Revealed | 61st GRAMMYs Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance? Lady GagaPhoto: Christopher Polk/Getty Images Who’s Nominated For Song Of The Year? Album Of The Year vs. Record Of The Year Explained Relive GRAMMY Week 2019 In Pictures Poll: Who Do You Want To See On The Red Carpet? Album Of The Year Nominees | 61st GRAMMY Awards Album Of The Year vs. Record Of The Year Explained Photo: studioEAST/Getty Images BTSPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images 61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees & Winners List Relive GRAMMY Week 2019 In Pictures Artists React To Their 2019 GRAMMY Nominations Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. To Play The 61st GRAMMYs 61st GRAMMY Awards Prev Next Poll: Who Will Voters Choose For Best Rap Album? Who Will Voters Pick For Best Latin Pop Album? 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance? 2019 GRAMMY Awards Telecast | Photo Gallery Email 61st GRAMMYs: Here’s Your Apple Music Playlist Cardi B, Post Malone Among 2019 GRAMMYs Performers Kacey MusgravesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Meet The GRAMMY Man: How GRAMMYs Are Made 5 Ways BTS Won Our Hearts At The 2019 GRAMMYs TLC Photo: Alison Buck/Getty Images Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images The Recording Academy’s official 2019 GRAMMYs closing event will also feature sets by jazz vocalist Kurt Elling and DJ Michelle PescePhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Feb 4, 2019 – 12:42 pm After the 61st GRAMMY Awards on Sun. Feb. 10, more than 5,000 members of the music industry community will head for the Renaissance-themed official after-party celebration at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The event will be headlined by R&B greats En Vogue and TLC.The private, ticketed event’s festivities also feature jazz vocalist Kurt Elling and a set by DJ Michelle Pesce, as well as gourmet cuisine and dancing.The ladies of GRAMMY-nominated group En Vogue stirred up the ’90s R&B scene with hits including “Hold On,” “My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It)” and “Don’t Let Go (Love),” which was nominated for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal at the 39th GRAMMY Awards.The women of GRAMMY-winning group TLC also made huge waves in ’90s (and early-2000s) R&B. At the 38th GRAMMY Awards, their sophomore album CrazySexyCool won Best R&B Album and its single “Creep” won Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal. At the 42nd GRAMMY Awards, the group won both categories again with their follow-up album Fanmail and its hit “No Scrubs.” Record Of The Year 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees Album Of The Year Nominees | 61st GRAMMY Awards 61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees & Winners List Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images BTSPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Photo: studioEAST/Getty Images Meet The GRAMMY Man: How GRAMMYs Are Made H.E.R.Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimagecenter_img Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. To Play The 61st GRAMMYs Meet The GRAMMY Man: How GRAMMYs Are Made Who Will Voters Choose For Best Alternative Album? News Photo: studioEAST/Getty Images Cardi BPhoto: Dan MacMedan/WireImage Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? 2019 GRAMMY Awards Telecast | Photo Gallery John BillingsPhoto: Jesse Grant/WireImage/Getty Images Who Will Voters Pick For Best Pop Album? Kacey MusgravesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images BTSPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images John BillingsPhoto: Jesse Grant/WireImage/Getty Images 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet H.E.R.Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage Cardi B, Post Malone Among 2019 GRAMMYs Performers Amy Winehouse Best New Artist winner for 2007 | Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Backstage At The 2019 GRAMMYs | Photo Gallery John BillingsPhoto: Jesse Grant/WireImage/Getty Images Lady GagaPhoto: Christopher Polk/Getty Images Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance? Kacey MusgravesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Artists React To Their 2019 GRAMMY Nominations Facebook Who’s Nominated For Song Of The Year? TLC Photo: Alison Buck/Getty Images Best New Artist Nominees Revealed | 61st GRAMMYs En Vogue & TLC To Headline 2019 GRAMMY Celebration After-Party Who’s Nominated For Song Of The Year? 2019 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony Who Will Voters Pick For Best Latin Pop Album? Record Of The Year 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees Cardi BPhoto: Dan MacMedan/WireImage Poll: Who Will Voters Choose For Best Rap Album? NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 20, 2015 – 11:40 am TLC Win Best R&B Album Who Will Voters Pick For Best Latin Pop Album? Cardi BPhoto: Dan MacMedan/WireImage Artists React To Their 2019 GRAMMY Nominations Poll: Who Do You Want To See On The Red Carpet? Who Will Voters Choose For Best Alternative Album? Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? Backstage At The 2019 GRAMMYs | Photo Gallery Who Will Voters Pick For Best Pop Album? 2019 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony Relive GRAMMY Week 2019 In Pictures Album Of The Year Nominees | 61st GRAMMY Awards 2019 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony 5 Ways BTS Won Our Hearts At The 2019 GRAMMYs Who Will Voters Pick For Best Pop Album? En Vogue & TLC To Headline 2019 GRAMMY Celebration en-vogue-tlc-headline-2019-grammy-celebration-after-party Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? 61st GRAMMYs: Here’s Your Apple Music Playlist Poll: Who Will Voters Choose For Best Rap Album? Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. To Play The 61st GRAMMYs Cardi B, Post Malone Among 2019 GRAMMYs Performers Best New Artist Nominees Revealed | 61st GRAMMYslast_img read more

Amazon reportedly uses boxing machines to replace people

first_img Now playing: Watch this: What Amazon’s one-day shipping means for you Internet Services “We are piloting this new technology with the goal of increasing safety, speeding up delivery times, and adding efficiency across our network,” an Amazon spokesperson said in an emailed statement.”We expect the efficiency savings will be re-invested in new services for customers, where new jobs will continue to be created.”The company looked into putting two of these $1 million machines into dozens more warehouses, Reuters reported, which would replace at least 24 human workers at each one.Back in 2017, Paul Misener, Amazon’s vice president of global innovation, argued that automation and hiring go “hand in hand” for the company, and the increased efficiency benefits everyone.First published at 5:45 a.m. PT.Updated at 6:04 a.m. PT: Adds more detail. 19 0:55 Tags Comments 50 surprising things people are buying on Amazon right now Amazon is reportedly taking a step towards replacing some of its workers with machines. Getty Images Amazon is apparently starting to replace people with machines.The e-commerce giant is adding machines for packing people’s orders to some of its warehouses, Reuters reported Monday, citing two anonymous sources who worked on the project.These Italian-made CartonWrap machines apparently scan items as they move along a conveyor belt and pack them in custom-built boxes. They can pack 600 to 700 boxes per hour — four to five times the speed of a human, Reuters noted. 50 Photos Share your voice Amazonlast_img read more