Rapelang Rabana: shaping the world

first_imgRapelang Rabana addresses the groupat the WEF Young Global Shakers gathering in Davos. The keyword is access, says Rabana.(Images: Global Shapers) MEDIA CONTACTS • Yeigo Communications  +27 21 424 2675 • Rapelang Rabana  Global Research and Development  The Telfree Group  @rapelangrabana RELATED ARTICLES • Social media growing strong in SA • Africa’s telecoms growth potential • SA at Davos: 20 years after Mandela • Internet promotes African freedom • Education goes mobile with VodacomEmily van RijswijckSouth African ICT entrepreneur and businesswoman Rapelang Rabana was a member of the first-ever delegation of young global shapers to the recently concluded World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.The annual gathering took place from 25 to 29 January under the theme The Great Transformation: Shaping New Models.Global shapers are between the ages of 20 and 30 and are considered by WEF as having the potential to be leaders in all sectors of the global society.The 70-strong group included 20 young CEOs, a nanotechnology professor, a 24-year-old mayor from the Philippines and a bio-engineer who created a cardiac surgery simulator now used worldwide.The WEF website notes that with half of the world’s population under the age of 27, it is vital that young voices are heard at the annual meeting.WEF founder Klaus Schwab refers to his group of global shapers as “digital natives” who have grown up with the internet. The shapers were able to engage with world leaders during the annual meeting, and to give their perspectives on global problems such as unemployment among young people.Rabana, now 27, is no stranger to news headlines, having left her mark at a young age in the hugely competitive telecommunications field dominated largely by the huge conglomerates.In 2008 she was one of 200 young South Africans identified by the Mail & Guardian in their annual list of people with whom one should have lunch. The list, compiled by the weekly newspaper, showcases the country’s young trendsetters and trailblazers in their respective fields.Soft-spoken and eloquent, this University of Cape Town (UCT) business science graduate shared her vision on the WEF’s global shaper channel on YouTube. She said it is all about “access” – to opportunities, education, knowledge, ideas or other people – in order to secure a better future.She added: “I want to continue to find ways to deliver life-changing services. I see access to Davos as an opportunity to extend the reach and potential of my greatest aspirations.”Communication pioneerAnd helping people to have easier access to communications is exactly what Rabana set out to do when she started Yeigo Communications back in 2007 with two fellow UCT graduates.Yeigo was South Africa’s first mobile voice over internet protocol (Voip) company, and offered a software platform for voice calls made via mobile data networks. This was compatible with a wide range of mobile phones, and could be done at a fraction of the cost of conventional voice call networks.Yeigo’s business model worked on the same lines as Skype, another popular Voip application, and soon caught the attention of overseas investors.Just one year after starting to offer their services, Yeigo made a major global breakthrough with the multi-million sale of a stake in the company to US-based Quality One Wireless.Now heading up the Global Research and Development division at Swiss-based telecommunications company Telfree, with which Yeigo has partnered, Rabana’s dream is to continue doing what she does so well – making links and connecting ideas on a greater scale so that all South Africans can have some chance at changing their lives through mobile access.“Mobile broadband takes access to a new level,” she said. “These are engaging and exposing people to another world out there. The ways to make an impact are endless.”Ambassador for UN youth initiativeRabana was also chosen as ambassador for the 2011 World Summit Youth Awards (WSYA), a UN information communications technology initiative.  In this role she encourages young South Africans in the fields of electronic technology to take part in the initiative and in so doing, receive recognition for their efforts. Getting recognition through WSYA, while it holds no monetary value, is a sure way to attract likeminded people.The competition selects the best digital projects, products, applications and services by young people. Projects are chosen for efforts in reducing poverty and hunger, tackling ill-health, gender inequality, lack of education, lack of access to clean water and environmental collapse – all issues which tap into the UN’s millennium development goals.The award is promoted throughout the 160 UN member states to encourage young people to use their knowledge of the internet and mobile technology to create ways to put the development goals into action.last_img read more

invisibobble hair ring – Great for curls!

first_imgPrice tag /qty is a minimal out of balance but wonderful for my lil babby’s thick extended hair, absolutely she’ll enjoy the relieve of using these in lieu of ‘brittle’ rubber bands.These are the most effective bobbles i have ever experienced. Really don’t know how i ever managed devoid of them. They do extend out slightly after to start with use but can be squashed again into shape. This will not truly bothere me as normal bobbles which i would acquire extend out in any case. I have definitely extensive hair so i like to snooze with my hair tied up and made use of to wake up with earache and headache in a morning. These are so a great deal additional cozy than a typical bobble – my ponytail feels limited and and secure when i touch it but feels like i have no bobble in through the day.Features of invisibobble hair ring – BrownIt doesn’t leave a kink in the hair. Preventing headachesStrong grip. Avoids split ends and hair breakageWater- and sweat-repellent. Prevents uncomfortable tugging and pulled hairInnovative styling tool. Antiallergic. Compatible with every hair typeActually good grips hair but does not hurt the head, i use them all the time in particular for operate where by my hair requires to be tied back again.Really durable very little hair rings. They do perform and retain your pony tail up even with thick hair like mine. Not seriously for working and sport like that as they will fall down but for do the job and day to day they’re best – and they glance interesting when on your wrist.They are very a lot more costly than other selections so i am not sure that i built a good choice. I will finally update my remark. Strange, i have posted a a bit negative critique and amazon boycoted it but if we are only meant to put up beneficial kinds what is the level?. In any case, in this article it goes all over again, i attempted these hair rings but i am not absolutely sure that they will get the job done in the lengthy run as i get the perception that they will turn into wider in no time (i have only utilised it 2 times so much). I also experienced problem untangling it just after using it from my hair. They are really much more high-priced than other options so i am not absolutely sure that i made a great option. I will ultimately update my comment.Boight these for a buddy and she loves them. She has rather thick and extended hair and just just one of these bobbles retains her hair in place without complications and traces.I enjoy these, they leave no marks in your hair. The vendor was fab arrived actually speedily.My hairdresser encouraged these as i have obviously curly hair and typical bobbles seem to hold my hair way too limited and squash the curls. I’ve received brownish hair so they really are rather invisible when surrounded by curls. They practically keep where i set them, no slipping at all. I’m not positive how they’d operate for straight hair but fantastic for curls.I wrestle to obtain bobbles that i like and never pull my hair when i place it. I wrestle to find bobbles that i like and you should not pull my hair when i set it up so when i came throughout these i imagined i would give it a test and i am so joyful i did i can not dwell without my invisibobble. They are terrific i hugely advocate it to any lady. They are so cozy and nearly invisible in your hair :).Was speedy supply and the product or service is a complete match changer for mei was seriously shocked by the smaller size of them when they arrived, but they really worki can have my hair tied up all day and it feels secure. They never snag or pull hair when taking away and they you should not go away the bump/ridge in my hair that a normal hair band does.Terrific they are smaller sized and thinner than the very clear types i buy and may perhaps not very last as very long but greater for my goddaughter fine hairbrush.Does what it claims on the box. When they arrived they were a large amount scaled-down than what i expected as i had previously purchased some hair bands comparable and they were more substantial in sizing. I have employed 1 band several periods now it is however intact and goes back again to size in a number of hours leaves minimal or no kink it varies. I would advise these to a buddy. Very good product or service even for extremely thick hair. I have incredibly thick hair (hairdressers are often shocked when they see the extent of its thickness) but i like to dress in it as a pony but sadly ordinary sizing bobbles can’t just take the pounds permit on your own in good shape properly and scrunchies reduce elasticity around time. Can be a bit tangly to get out and meant to ‘spring again to shape’ but more than time mine are having difficulties to do so. They return again to a circle but hardly ever have absent back to as little as when comes. Would undoubtedly advocate for thick hair.Always on my wrist or in my hair. Started out off with the pink ones but believed id get brown for my brunette hair.I have shoulder length obviously extremely curly hair, and observed this bobble to be the greatest matter because sliced bread. It holds my curls back again in a unfastened ponytail, but in contrast to scrunchies, this does not tumble out midway through the day. My hair has hardly ever felt so securely held, even though also emotion as if there was almost nothing in it.The invisibobble does specifically what it suggests holds hair securely with out pulling hair, leaves no ‘dents’ when taken out, and would not rip out hair when you take away it. I was concerned with the style and design that my curls would get tangled in it, but it came out quite effortlessly. I even slept in one particular, and the future day when taken out, my hair seemed as superior as it did the evening prior to, no awful mark wherever the bobble had been, and no straightened curls from being pulled again far too tightly. I am guessing this will also work properly with straight hair, while if it is good you may perhaps have to have to double it over.Can’t live without them!!!Good product even for extremely thick hairWon’t cut into the hairDoes what it says on the boxGreat for curls!Great for curly hair!last_img read more

How is Porting Apps to the Intel AppUp Center Like Two Famous Starship Captains?

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Team USA wrapping up World Cup qualifying

first_imgUS judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants LATEST STORIES MOST READ The Americans face Panama on Friday, then wrap up qualifying on Monday against Argentina — with both of those games to be played in Greensboro, North Carolina. All that’s truly at stake is some FIBA world ranking points, which would help preserve the U.S. spot atop that list. But there’s also the pride factor, especially since a U.S. team is playing on U.S. soil.“It’s basketball,” said Xavier Munford, who is back for a third stint with the qualifying team for this World Cup. “Anytime you go out, playing in a game, you should want to go out and play hard. And with ‘USA’ across your chest, you have to play hard whether you’re already qualified or not. You’ve got to play hard.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesQualifying was not a cakewalk for the Americans, who trained at the University of Miami before relocating this week to Greensboro. FIBA changed the qualifying rules for this year’s tournament, which meant the U.S. and other nations basically couldn’t use NBA players because of scheduling conflicts. So the U.S. put together different rosters, primarily of G League players, for each of the six two-game qualifying windows.So far, the U.S. has used 45 different players in qualifying. Assuming everyone who got taken to Greensboro appears in at least one of these two games — and that’ll probably happen — the total number of players used by Van Gundy in this 12-game tournament will rise to 53, since there are eight first-time members of the qualifying team selected for this window. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss The fieldBrazil beat the Virgin Islands 104-80 on Thursday night, clinching the 19th of the 32 available berths in this year’s World Cup. All others will be decided by Monday as qualifying concludes in the Americas, Asian, European and African regions.World rankingsSo far, five of the six top-ranked teams in the world — No. 1 USA, No. 2 Spain, No. 3 France, No. 5 Argentina and No. 6 Lithuania — have wrapped up spots. No. 4 Serbia missed a chance to clinch on Thursday, and now sees its hopes hinging on weekend results. No. 7 Slovenia has already been eliminated, which means no Goran Dragic or Luka Doncic at the World Cup this year. No. 14 Mexico has also been eliminated from contention. But Tunisia, No. 51 in the world rankings, has clinched a spot.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes None of those 53 will play in the World Cup. Those jobs will be filled by NBA stars, who will be coached by San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich.But Van Gundy’s selling point for these last two games doesn’t differ much from the message from the first 10 games. The spot is clinched, so that’s off the list. Everything else he’s been preaching holds true — that if players perform well in these games, teams looking for talent at the next level will come calling.“Let’s finish what we started as well as we can, and then try to help guys improve their stock and their own career,” Van Gundy said. “We want to help their career. It’s not because of anything we did, but we take pride for them doing that. From our last team, six guys have gone on to play in the NBA. So that’s good.”Panama, Friday’s opponent, has been eliminated from World Cup contention. Argentina, like the U.S., has already clinched a World Cup berth.The draw for the World Cup takes place March 16 in China.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Syracuse coach Boeheim strikes, kills pedestrian on highway Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war FILE – In this Sept. 17, 2018, file photo, U.S. basketball coach Jeff Van Gundy speaks from the sidelines of the team’s FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 qualifier game against Panama in Panama City. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco, File)CORAL GABLES, Florida—The job is done. The United States is going to the FIBA World Cup, which makes its last two qualifying games ahead of that tournament seem irrelevant.Players and U.S. coach Jeff Van Gundy see it differently.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Huaweis first commercial 5G phone will debut in London on May 16

first_img See it Now playing: Watch this: Mentioned Above Huawei P30 Pro (256GB, black) $765 Huawei P30 Pro’s low-light photo skills are truly superb 3 Huawei unveiled the P30 Pro in March. Andrew Hoyle/CNET Chinese tech giant Huawei will unveil its first commercial 5G phone at an event in London on May 16.The phone follows swiftly in the footsteps of the Huawei P30 Pro, which the company showed off at a launch event in Paris in March. In an interview with CNET at the event, Huawei CEO Richard Yu said he expected 5G to be available first on the Mate series, which Huawei traditionally releases in September or October. Either the Mate is very early this year, or this 5G phone is an update to the P30 Pro. It could also potentially be a different phone entirely.5G is one of the biggest mobile trends for 2019, with carriers around the world starting to roll out their next-generation mobile networks. The wireless networking technology promises more possibilities for smart homes, autonomous vehicles and standalone VR, but when it comes to phones, the technology means faster, steadier internet connections. Even though 5G networks and phones are just about here, it’s very early days for the technology and for now it’ll remain the preserve of early adopters.The UK government is wrestling with whether to allow the use of Huawei networking gear in the country’s 5G infrastructure, given security concerns about the company’s ties to China’s government.Huawei’s sister company Honor is also set to launch its latest flagship phone series in London the following week, on May 21. Honor hasn’t yet said whether it will bring a 5G phone to market, although in an interview with CNET at MWC in February, CEO George Zhao said it was a priority for the company this year. Tags Huawei P30 Pro CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Phones 7:17 News • Huawei P30 Pro in a gorgeous orange finish leaks Review • P30 Pro review: Huawei’s astounding camera shoots past the Galaxy S10 Plus Comments 5G Huawei Share your voicelast_img read more

Watch Egg smashed on Australian senator Annings head over racist comments on

first_imgAustralian Prime Minister Scott Morrison described Anning’s comments as “appalling” and “ugly” with “no place in Australia”, as he announced a bipartisan motion of censure would be launched.As many as 49 people lost their lives and 48 were injured on Friday (March 15) in the mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques. A youngster smashed an egg on Anning’s head in Melbourne while the senator was speaking with the press.Twitter/@Henry_BelotIndependent Queensland senator William Fraser Anning has hit the headlines yet again after his controversial comments on the real reason behind the New Zealand shootings in two mosques.In a viral video that has been doing rounds on social media, a youngster smashed an egg on Anning’s head in Melbourne while the senator was speaking at a press conference. The incident happened when Anning was talking on camera and the video got captured on cameras. An angry Fraser Anning turned around and punched a young boy after he was egged at the event.Someone has just slapped an egg on the back of Australian Senator Fraser Anning’s head, who immediately turned around and punched him in the face. @politicsabc @abcnews pic.twitter.com/HkDZe2rn0X— Henry Belot (@Henry_Belot) March 16, 2019Later, the boy was taken away by the police and an investigation is underway.A senator from Queensland in Australia, Fraser Anning was globally criticised after blaming Christchurch mosque shooting on increasing immigration into New Zealand. Anning blamed immigrants the reason for the attack. He was slammed for his comments, which also included him saying that the growing Muslim population is behind the bloodshed. In his statement, he said that Islam is a religion equivalent to fascism.last_img read more