Entrepreneurship key to jobs for youth

first_imgA young craft artist at work in Upington in the Northern Cape, one of the poorest regions of South Africa. Selling craftwork is one small business that allows the unemployed to survive in the economy better than they did before. (Image: Brand South Africa) • Sandisiwe Gugushe Public Relations International: Brand South Africa +27 11 483 0122 +27 73 126 9128 sandisiweg@brandsouthafrica.com • CNN’s Richard Quest examines the rise of Africa• Cooperation, trade and education key to Africa’s success – Coleman• Seven reasons to be optimistic about Africa • The dividend of democracy: 20 years of economic growth • Global perceptions key to competitiveness and foreign investment By Shamin ChibbaIf South Africa is to overcome its problem of high youth unemployment, young men and women should look to running their own small businesses – and be taught how to do it from a young age. This was one of the ideas discussed at the CNN-Brand South Africa breakfast forum with CNN anchor Richard Quest, hosted by the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg on 13 May 2013.The English-born journalist, who anchors Quest Means Business on CNN International, led a discussion that looked at South Africa’s role in the rest of Africa and in the world.Miller Matola, Brand South Africa’s chief executive, said an environment must be created in which entrepreneurial spirit and culture could thrive, but this would only be possible if entrepreneurship education started at a young age. “I have heard comments that entrepreneurship is something that happens when people are out of work. But I think we need a concerted and focused effort around youth entrepreneurship education.”Part of that education, he said, would be to make young people understand that failure is a part of being an entrepreneur and that perseverance was needed to get through hard times. But, Matola added, support structures would have to be there to ensure failed entrepreneurs did not fall out of the economy. “If you look in the US, a lot of entrepreneurs have failed before, but the system does not necessarily discard them,” he said. “What it does is give them another opportunity. We need to create mechanisms for that.”He said organisations funding entrepreneurs should learn to manage and deal with failed businesspeople. “It’s about how we coach, and mentor, and put back into the system those entrepreneurs – as opposed to discarding them.”When Quest asserted that South Africa had done a poor job of training entrepreneurs, Telkom South Africa chair Jabu Mabuza disagreed. Small enterprises, he said, are helping people survive the economy better than before.Colin Coleman, managing director of Goldman Sachs South Africa, said he encouraged budding entrepreneurs to start businesses as they have the potential to grow. He gave mobile network giant MTN as an example of a thriving South African company that grew from nothing. “Go for it, find your opportunity, find the capital and go build a business, because I think businesses will grow.” Young people’s place in democracyThe day before the forum, Quest was guest host for an hour on Gauteng’s Talk Radio 702. He said he was astonished at the number of young callers to the show who claimed not to have voted in the national elections on 7 May. “I couldn’t understand – especially in a country with a history of recent blood being shed so that people of all colours and races could vote.”But Matola countered that he believed the youth, particularly the “born frees” who only recently reached voting age, were becoming aware of their rights, responsibilities and the role they could play in sustaining the country’s democracy. “If you look at the comments of one of the young people today, the youth are basically crying out to get involved,” he said.Matola was talking about Bonolo Ramokhele, a member of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers programme, who claimed young South Africans were left out of discussions that would directly affect their future.It was important for the youth to play a part in ensuring they could shape the future of the country, Matola said. “This being the first election for the born frees, one hopes they gleaned insight from this, they learned from this and they really come to an understanding of how they need to exercise their democratic right to shape the future they want for this country.”He suggested that for young South Africans to become more involved, organisers of discussions such as the breakfast forum should ensure there was a panellist representing the youth.last_img read more

5 Tips to Maximize the iPhone 11’s Filmmaking Capabilities

first_imgThe iPhone 11 looks to be a game changer for smartphone videography. Here’s how to truly unleash its filmmaking potential.The concept of using a top-of-the-line smartphone to shoot big budget narrative features meant to be shown on cinema screens is still pretty insane, when you think about it. Yet, here we are in 2019, and not only has this been happening more and more, but technology is still continuing to outpace itself with its near-yearly breakthroughs.The iPhone, in particular, has been a leader in these efforts, and filmmakers like Steven Soderbergh have already made use of iPhones in the past (the iPhone 8 for his feature High Flying Birds and the iPhone 7 Plus for Unsane).Now Apple has outdone itself once again with its latest iPhone 11 (for this article we’ll focus on the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone Pro Max) and its next-level video camera technology. Until it is surpassed (likely next year), this iPhone 11 represents the latest and greatest filmmaking smartphone on the market.So, if you’re looking to make the investment for your next film project (or just looking to make the most cinematically beautiful Tik Tok videos ever), here are five tips to truly maximize your iPhone 11’s filmmaking capabilities.Understand the CamerasSimilar to the iPhone X, and other smartphones of the past few generations with dual camera technology, the iPhone 11 has two cameras. But, it has also added a new ultra-wide camera to the mix for even more coverage. In total, this gives the iPhone 11 Pro the following:Telephoto Camera12MP52 mm focal lengthLarger f/2.06-element lensOptical image stabilizationFocus pixelsWide Camera12MP26 mm f/1.86-element lensOptical image stabilization100 percent focus pixelsUltra Wide Camera12MP13 mm f/2.45-element lens120-degree field of viewThese three lenses together give some of the most comprehensive in-smartphone coverage of any offered on the market. It also provides a solution for capturing that near-fisheye ultra wide cinematic-looking footage with its new third camera, which can be seen in this video by filmmaker Rian Johnson:And, technically speaking, with the iPhone 11’s front-facing “selfie” camera you’re actually getting four cameras on one device. This begins to matter when the iPhone 11 is used with partner program Filmic Pro for capturing and utilizing multiple angles at once. Over on Shutterstock Tutorials, Rubidium Wu takes a look at what to expect when shooting a feature on the iPhone 11 Pro compared to a cinema camera like the Canon C200. Stabilize with Tripods and GimbalsSo, your first real additional step for maximizing your iPhone 11 — after simply understanding the multiple cameras at your disposal — will be to solve the problems of stabilization. While in-camera auto-stabilization is still making some very impressive advancements, it might be asking too much to use a hand-held for most of your filmmaking projects.Luckily, third party stabilization options for smartphones are also abundant and quite affordable these days as well. Here are a couple options that should work with the different iPhone 11s:Shuzhu Tripod: $15PEYOU Tripod: $23Manfrotto Tripod: $28For gimbals, the popular DJI Osmo Mobile 3 is an industry leader. And, while reports of the Mobile 3 not quite fitting the iPhone 11 Pro or Max are coming in, you can rest assured that DJI will have options soon.Lighting Options and RigsImage by Niphon Subsri.A couple of things to note. One, while the iPhone 11 does finally offer some impressive low light and “Night Mode” technology, it doesn’t mean you should make a habit of shooting cinema-quality footage without the use of additional lighting sources.And two, while filmmakers like Steven Soderbergh or Sean Baker on Tangerine did shoot with iPhones, they also still used industry standard lights for the majority of their production. Lighting matters! As such, the best options for lighting scenes when shooting with your iPhone 11 will be using the same lighting solutions you might use on any regular project. And, if you’re looking for resources, help, or inspiration, here are some articles to read up on:Lighting 101: A Quick Guide for Lighting FilmThe Simple, Stable Solution to Rigging Your Lights AnywhereVideo Tutorial: Create a DIY Wireless China Ball LightHowever, if you really want to push your iPhone 11’s capabilities in or on camera, these iPhone ring lights are quite popular. Keep in mind they are mostly used for selfie-style recording.Other Audio OptionsSimilar to lighting, audio becomes a big concern for any smartphone-shot film projects. It’s also similarly solved by following the same production procedures that you’d find for any other type of filmmaking with DSLR, mirrorless, or cinema-level cameras. Your audio will only be as good as the effort you put into it. And, good audio requires at least one or two individuals dedicated to capturing audio with boom mics, lapels, and a solid audio recorder that can be monitored and reviewed for every shot.Here are some good audio recording resources:The Indie Filmmaker’s Guide to Recording Audio9 Things You Should Check Before Recording AudioAudio Tip: How to Get Good Sound on Every BudgetAgain, there are options which can work directly with your smartphone. And, while these will help, be careful to not rely on them too much in favor of using audio recording in more traditional filmmaking ways.Smartphone Editing OptionsOne area that is actually advancing fast enough to compete against traditional filmmaking practices are the much improved and impressive smartphone editing apps and options. While you’re still probably best served transferring your iPhone 11 footage to a laptop or PC to work in your NLE editing platforms of choice, there are more and more options out there for editing in-smartphone, making run-and-gun projects much more possible than ever before.Here’s a full list of options with information and reviews to consider.Top image via Apple.For more smartphone filmmaking tips, tricks, and guides, check out these additional articles below:3 Simple Tips for Stabilizing Smartphone VideographyWorking With Vertical Phone Footage in Post-ProductionSmartphone Filmmaking: Saving Battery Life and Storage SpaceShooting a Feature with an iPhone the Soderbergh WayShould You Make a Feature Film on a Phone?last_img read more

Ahmedabad court issues summons to Rahul Gandhi

first_imgA local court in Ahmedabad on Tuesday re-issued summons to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, asking him to appear before it on August 9 in a defamation case filed against him by a BJP municipal councillor for a remark against BJP president Amit Shah. Mr. Gandhi had referred to Mr. Shah as a “murder accused”.In a separate case, a local court in Surat also asked Mr Gandhi to appear before it on July 16 for his alleged remark that “all thieves like Nirav, Lalit etc have Modi as surname.” Mr. Gandhi was scheduled to appear before the court in Ahmedabad on Tuesday but his lawyers sought more time. so that court has now summoned him to appear on August 9, the next date of hearing the case.The case in Ahmedabad has been filed by BJP municipal councillor Krishnavadan Brahmbhatt, alleging that Mr Gandhi’s statement in the election rally of April 23 in Jabalpur was derogatory to Mr. Shah as he was already discharged in the Shohrabuddin Shaikh encounter case by a CBI court.Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate D.S. Dabhi reissued the summons after the one issued on May 1 – which was to be served through the Lok Sabha speaker as Rahul Gandhi is a Member of Parliament – was returned. The Speaker returned the summons saying he had no locus standi in the case, said the complainant’s lawyer Prakash Patel. The latest summons will be served directly to the Congress leader at his residence in New Delhi.In Surat, Chief Judicial Magistrate B.H. Kapadia asked Mr. Gandhi to appear on July 16 while an Ahmedabad court ordered the Congress leader to appear on August 9. In both the cases, the courts issued summonses holding that on the face of it there was a case of criminal defamation against Gandhi under Section 500 of the Indian Penal Code.The Surat court was hearing a complaint of BJP legislator Purnesh Modi who alleged that the Congress leader had defamed the entire Modi community with his remark that “how come all thieves have Modi as common surname” made during the Lok Sabha campaign.It may be noted that the Congress leader who resigned as the party President taking responsibility for the party’s debacle in the parliamentary polls, is facing several cases of defamation. Last week, he appeared in courts in Mumbai and Patna and was granted bail in both cases at both places. He had alleged that the cases were filed by his political opponents to “harass and intimidate” him.last_img read more

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Spencer Maffei Named To Deans List At Rochester Institute

first_imgROCHESTER, NY — Spencer Maffei, of Wilmington, was named to the Dean’s List at Rochester Institute of Technology for the 2018 Fall Semester. Maffei is in the computer science program.Degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for Dean’s List if their term GPA is greater than or equal to 3.400; they do not have any grades of “Incomplete”, “D” or “F”; and they have registered for, and completed, at least 12 credit hours.About Rochester Institute of TechnologyRochester Institute of Technology is home to leading creators, entrepreneurs, innovators and researchers. Founded in 1829, RIT enrolls about 19,000 students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs, making it among the largest private universities in the U.S.The university is internationally recognized and ranked for academic leadership in business, computing, engineering, imaging science, liberal arts, sustainability, and fine and applied arts. RIT also offers unparalleled support services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. The cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation. Global partnerships include campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai and Kosovo.(NOTE: The above announcement is from RIT via Merit.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 2 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Rochester Institute Of TechnologyIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 4 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At WPIIn “Education”Harvey Named To Dean’s List At Rochester Institute of TechnologyIn “Education”last_img read more

All rise for the Hors d oeuvres

first_imgAt Rise Productions is back with its 12th stage production, Hors d’ oeuvres. Based on the unique concept of promoting one act plays. Hors d’ oeuvres has taken the onus of promoting talent. Hors d’ oeuvres 2012 was staged at Sri Ram centre and the theme last year was insecurity and was articulated with two humorous yet deep scripts. This year the theme has been picked to be bi-polar and includes a one fall on the ground, slap my face funny adaptation of the famous Broadway show The Foreigner by Larry Shue. And the other is a first of its kind self written horror script about a man’s interaction with heaven.  Written and Directed by Archit Kumar, the cast includes Raghav Puri, Sanjana Chopra, Rahul Mudgal, Dhruv Raj Gupta, Ruchi Seth, Shivam Khanna, Namrata Bhatter, and Priya Mudgal.last_img

Play with your sari for a different you

first_imgSaris can be formal, sexy, fun, traditional and so much more but wearing them in one style can make the most interesting and expensive look a tad boring. How about giving this six yard wonder a different draping every time you step out? * Sari as a gown: This style is comfortable yet very chic. It gives a classy look that can be a perfect choice for a cocktail outfit. These sari gowns are for those who don’t want to tuck in and drape saris the traditional way. Even if you step over the pleats and tucks, the sari-cum-gown stays in place. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf* Sari over pants: To look more trendy, you can opt for the pant style sari. For this, you would need a pair of jeggings or leggings, crop top or choli and heels. Just start by pleating one end of the sari as you would want to drape it, pinning it up and tucking it into your pants at the centre and then the other end can be draped as a chunni across the shoulders in various ways.* Sari over lehenga: Like traditional sari, one can wear lehenga style sari over a skirt along with a beautifully designed blouse. This look is achieved with the help of several pleats tucked around the waist giving an illusion of a lehenga. This is an outfit for ladies who are not comfortable with usual draping and pleating that the regular sari demands. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive* Two saris worn together like a lehenga: This is a unique type of draping two saris like a lehenga. This style includes draping two saris together in a seamless way. Double saris make the look trendier and it’s a great alternative for traditional single sari drape. So, wear them like a lehenga and stand out in the crowd!* Mermaid style: This style is suitable for almost all body types especially for the ones with a curvaceous figure. This kind of drape gives a slimmer look to the wearer. The lower portion of the sari is draped in such a way that it looks like a skirt and there are no pleats made in front. Pick a sari with a heavy pallu or embellished border for the mermaid style look. * Butterfly style: Butterfly style is also known as the Bollywood style of wearing a sari. In this style, the pallu is made very thin, such that the midriff or navel is visible. When thinking of wearing a sari in this particular style, go for materials like chiffon and net.* Sari in Paithani style: It’s also known as the sari style of Maharashtra. Paithani style is different from other traditional draping preferred by Indian women. The sari is also longer and no petticoat is required. Pair this look with a nose ring and jasmine flowers for your hair!last_img read more