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Showmax Pro Brings EPL Live-streaming to Nigeria

first_imgFans of these sport events will be able to watch it live from devices like desktop, computers and phones.As part of its plan to penetrate the African markets, Showmax deployed the mobile-first approach to mitigate data connectivity constraints. It launched a mobile-only service for smartphones and tablets featuring all of the Showmax content but at half the cost of its standard service and consuming less data.The service has also proven popular, and in addition to the standard version of Showmax Pro, there will also be a mobile-only version at half the price. What this means is that subscribers will only pay N3,200 for the mobile-only version of Showmax Pro. The standard version costs N6,300 monthly.Showmax, which was launched in Nigeria in 2019 and available in 40 countries across Africa, boasts an extensive local category. Viewers can access tonnes of programmes from the rich vault of the streamer including local TV shows such as ‘Mercy and Ike’ and ‘Judging Matters’ to mention a few. Apart from local content, the streamer also has award-winning international TV series such as ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Billions’.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram By Vanessa ObiohaWith Showmax Pro, the new service from the streaming platform Showmax, football lovers in Nigeria can watch live sports events such as the English Premier League (EPL).Showmax Pro, which bundles the existing Showmax entertainment service with music channels, news, and live sport streaming from SuperSport, features all Premier League, Serie A, La Liga and PSL games as well as a wide range of live sport events including motorsports like MotoGP and NASCAR professional boxing.last_img read more

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Mira Sorvino thanks ‘loving’ “Goodfellas” dad Paul after he threatens to kill Harvey Weinstein for damaging her career

first_imgPhoto by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — It’s probably not wise to get on the bad side of one of cinema’s most powerful onscreen mobsters, but that’s where Harvey Weinstein now finds himself. Goodfellas star Paul Sorvino has vowed some street justice for the disgraced movie mogul’s damaging the career of Sorvino’s Oscar-winning daughter, Mira.In the wake of the numerous sexual harassment and other allegations made against Weinstein, it was revealed the disgraced movie mogul effectively punished both Mira Sorvino and Ashley Judd for rejecting his alleged advances, by badmouthing them to Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson, who was considering them both for roles in the films.Paul Sorvino tells TMZ that if the law doesn’t catch up to “that pig” Weinstein, “he will have to meet me and I will kill that motherf***er.” Sorvino explained that the former movie titan would have been “in a wheelchair” if the “furious” actor knew what the executive allegedly tried to pull with his “wonderful, creative” daughter. On Twitter, Mira responded, “My love for my father has only continued to grow since this moment. All the love in my heart! He is the most loving father, the most brilliant actor…the wisest and most human advice giver, & best Grandpa ever!!”Jackson recently revealed to the New Zealand website Stuff that he was told to avoid Sorvino and Judd because they were difficult to work with. “At the time, we had no reason to question what these guys were telling us — but in hindsight…this was very likely the Miramax smear campaign in full swing,” said Jackson.  “I now suspect we were fed false information about both of these talented women — and as a direct result their names were removed from our casting list.”Through his rep, Weinstein has denied any accusations of retaliation.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

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Vettel leaves partying Hamilton in his wake

first_imgVettel also showed the reliability of the SF70H by logging a marathon 155 laps to also record the most miles for the day.Worryingly for three-time defending champions Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton was three tenths slower on the same ultrasoft tyre compound used by Vettel.Hamilton, though, may have been suffering the after effects of a long night as he celebrated Barcelona’s sensational Champions League comeback against Paris Saint-Germain with Barca star Neymar into the early hours in the Catalan capital.Valtteri Bottas took over in the Mercedes for the afternoon, but concentrated on longer runs in completing 95 laps in eighth fastest.Frenchman Esteban Ocon was another one of four drivers to pass the 100-lap mark in third fastest for Force India.McLaren’s miserable preparation for the season, which gets underway in Melbourne on March 26, continued as electrical issues saw Belgian rookie Stoffel Vandoorne stop twice out on the track.Vandoorne completed just 48 laps as once again McLaren and their problematic Honda engine were left at the back of the paddock in terms of mileage completed.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in action at the Barcelona-Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, Spain March 9, 2017BARCELONA, Spain, Mar 9 – Sebastian Vettel set Ferrari’s hopes for the 2017 Formula One season soaring by blitzing the fastest time seen in pre-season testing in Barcelona on Thursday.The German four-time world champion clocked 1min 19.024 around a sun-kissed Circuit de Catalunya despite appearing to ease off in the third sector of his fastest lap.last_img read more

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Ulinzi Stars shift focus to EA military games

first_imgUlinzi missed the title after drawing their final game with Uganda’s Simba, finishing the tourney on seven five points against Rwanda’s seven.“We know it is going to be very tough because no team is an easy opponent. But we are charged up for the fight because we have an equally strong team. We want to give our best,” club vice chairman major Joel Birgen told Capital Sport.The organisers have restricted participating teams to lean squads with Ulinzi taking a team of only 16 players, something that will prove a challenge to the side especially with a tough run of games awaiting them when they return to the country.Ulinzi Stars keeper James Saruni prepares to launch an attack during a past match.PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu.However, skipper James Saruni remains confident the team will give their best and despite the limited choice of personnel, they will deliver.“It was very painful for us last year losing the title but this time round we are prepared to go out and reclaim it. We have some very good motivation especially now that we have picked up form in the league so hopefully, we come back with the trophy,” the goalkeeper said.The Kenyan soldiers begin their campaign with a tough tie against the hosts Rwanda on Sunday and a win on the opening day will give them a good foothold heading into the other matches involving Burundi, Uganda and Tanzania.“The boys have played really well over the last three matches and we hope they can do the same when we go there. Winning against Rwanda will be a huge plus for us because we want to have a positive and morale boosting start,” club chairman Lt. Col. Erick Oloo offered.Kenya will be defending their cross country title while other teams which will participate include handball and basketball.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ulinzi Stars players line up before one of their matches during the game in Uganda last year. PHOTO/TIMOTHY OLOBULUNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 4 – After their 1-1 draw with Muhoroni Youth in a Premier League match on Wednesday evening in Kisumu, Ulinzi Stars will shift focus to continental duty, when they depart Nairobi on Friday morning for Kigali, Rwanda to represent Kenya at the East Africa military games.The soldiers will be aiming to recoup their football title after losing to Rwanda’s Armée Patriotique Rwandaise (APR) last year in Kampala, Uganda.last_img read more

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Bold Intersexions wins global favour

first_imgInternational glory beckons for popularSABC1 drama series InterSEXions.(Image: Intersexions-tv.co.za)MEDIA CONTACTS• Harriet GavshonCurious Pictures+27 11 726 2828Valencia TalaneHardly a month after walking away with 11 South African Film and Television Awards (Saftas) in March, popular SABC drama series InterSEXions has clinched an international accolade in the form of the coveted George Foster Peabody Award.“We were notified by email of our win,” said Harriet Gavshon, MD of Curious Pictures, the production company that is responsible for the hugely popular series.“We’re really excited about this. It’s a big achievement and we take the Peabody particularly seriously.”The Peabody is the oldest electronic media award in the world, having started in 1940.The awards are considered among the most prestigious and selective prizes in electronic media and each year between 25 and 35 productions from around the world are named as winners.Curious Pictures worked with several partners on the project – including USAID; the Johns Hopkins Health and Education in South Africa; ANTS Multimedia and SABC Education – and for this, Gavshon said, they are grateful.“It’s an important project, needless to say. The funding we got helped us to get our mission and vision through nicely,” she said.Groundbreaking seriesInterSEXions first aired on SABC1 in October 2010 and had resounding feedback from viewers after just the first episode.This, Gavshon asserted, was part of the mission of the project – to get people talking about HIV and Aids, its impact on their lives and what they could do differently in their lives.The unique format that the series adopted – of multiple storylines that are part of a bigger network of people affected by the virus – won viewers over, and they took to social networking sites to talk about the show.This worked very well for the producers, said Gavshon, because it gave them the advantage of seeing through viewers’ eyes what worked in the show and what didn’t.“Part of the point of the show was to get people talking, among themselves and with us, about issues related to HIV/Aids, and to spread the point of our message – that people must protect themselves from the disease.”Twenty-six episodes later, people were still talking!The InterSEXions Facebook page, which is almost 30 000 fans-strong, continues to update with everything from anecdotal messages to advice shared among fans.Gavshon, joking about how the concept has become part of the daily lives of fans, said even the title InterSEXions has become part of common language, cropping up in discussions over sexual health and behaviour.“I like that people have embraced it to that extent,” she said.For the project to work well, the production team had to pay attention to every last detail of every single story, again owing to its never-been-done-before format.“In terms of the production itself, the writing had to be intricate because of the unique format of the series. This took about two years to complete before the cameras started rolling,” said Gavshon.“The message we’ve been working on from day one has been a simple one: ‘Protect yourself’.”Gavshon added that unlike numerous other HIV/Aids education programmes, the idea behind InterSEXions was not to patronise viewers, but to inspire them, all the while keeping them entertained with the drama element.Opportunity for aspiring writersThe project would not have fulfilled its mandate had it not incorporated a certain level of participation with fans of the series.It was on Facebook that the producers ran a competition for scriptwriters who wanted to get a hands-on feel of the production.“Four winners were selected this way and they got to be part of the show,” said Gavshon.The four took part in a workshop that enabled them to develop their story ideas for the series.One of the young writers, Khono Mtetwa said: “We had to lay ourselves bare. It was very difficult – it wasn’t easy for any of us,” she said, adding: “By the time we left, we felt we had known each other for years.”InterSEXions 2The only thing better for fans of InterSEXions would be InterSEXions2, right?Asked whether viewers can expect a sequel to the successful series any time soon, Gavshon could not give away too much but said that the second instalment can be expected early next year.“We can’t say it will follow the same format, because we have to keep it interesting, but it will be very exciting.”She added that the nature of the series – which does not follow the usual linear storyline format – opens up opportunities for the production team to be adventurous and explore different writers with varying degrees of experience to bring into the fold.The Peabody AwardAdministered by the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism at the University of Georgia, the Peabody Awards were named in honour of George Foster Peabody, described on the university’s website as a financier and major benefactor of the institution.Asked if any of the main actors would be attending the ceremony, which takes place in New York on 21 May, Gavshon said out of 58, it would be hard enough to notify them of the win, let alone try to figure out who will go and who will not!“Outside of Curious Pictures we will probably have people from our various partners also going. It’s early still to confirm the logistics.”Among the other winners of awards are Fuji Television for a production called The Untold Stories of the Tsunami in Japan; Bhutto, a documentary about the late Pakistani leader produced by American network PBS; and Al Jazeera for its coverage of the Arab awakening.last_img read more

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No Doubt About It – Oprah Brought Lots of New Users to Twitter

first_imgOprah’s well publicizedfirst tweet on Friday was definitely a boon for Twitter. According to Hitwise, 37% of all visits to Twitter last Friday were from new visitors, and Twitter’s overall share of U.S. Internet visits increased 24% on Friday. It is important to note, though, that Twitter, being the new and growing service that it is, usually gets about 32% new visitors every day, which definitely puts these numbers into perspective. Hitwise, however, also notes that Facebook’s ratio of new visitors was only 8% in March. According to Hitwise, the search term “oprah twitter” was the 35th highest search term with the word Twitter in it last week, which doesn’t sound like much, but it is important to note that Hitwise’s search data is weekly and Oprah’s show only aired on Friday.Oprah’s Midas Touch Now that Twitter has received Oprah’s Midas touch, the real question will be to see how many of these new users will stick around. While Oprah devoted a large segment of her show on Friday to Twitter, she did not really explain the service in any great detail. We will have to see if the majority of new users will actually use the service as intended, or if they will just stick to following celebrities like Oprah, Britney Spears (who also now has more than 1 million followers), or Aston Kutcher, whose race with CNN for reaching more than 1 million followers surely also helped to spark the sudden rush of new Twitter users (and we can’t help but wonder whether the effort of a certain group of users to push a fake user account past Kutcher and CNN by creating hundreds of thousands of fake accounts isn’t also reflected in these stats). Tags:#news#NYT#Trends#twitter#web frederic lardinois Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts center_img Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

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Delphi joins crowded autonomous taxi run in Singapore

first_imgJoining self-driving startup nuTonomy’s Singaporean efforts, automotive supplier Delphi announced on Sunday that is has been awarded a contract by Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) to create an experimental pilot program for an autonomous taxi service.The program provides three routes for people to choose, all located in a Queenstown subzone called one-North. Delphi will outfit six Audi SQ5 cars with the autonomous tech to drive people.See Also: German regulators could clear the road for self-driving carsAll cars will have a safety driver that can take over control of the car. Delphi expects by 2019 the safety driver will no longer be necessary, and by 2022 it wants the program to be fully operational.It will also pick the people that drive in the autonomous vehicles to start, though the company does want the opportunity to drive everyday commuters in the near future.Delphi believes the pilot program will provide the company with lots of data on the autonomous vehicle system, and hopefully improve the view people in Singapore have of self-driving cars.Even though Singapore is the first, Delphi has reportedly in discussions with other cities in Europe and North America. It makes note of this in the announcement video (below). San Francisco and London are two possible locations, both have lower regulations than most cities for self-driving vehicles.Delphi is not the first company to test autonomous vehicles in Singapore, in fact, it is a few months behind MIT spinoff nuTonomy. The startup arrived in Singapore in early 2016, in one-North where Delphi are starting to test cars, but recently signed an agreement with the LTA to expand its autonomous taxi pilot program.Surprisingly, Google, Tesla, and Uber have not made large investments into Singapore. That’s despite the country’s rather relaxed regulations on self-driving and tech-focused government. Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… David Curry IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In…center_img Related Posts Tags:#autonomous cars#Delphi#Google#Internet of Things#IoT#Lyft#NuTonomy#Self-Driving#Singapore#Uber#Vehicles 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle…last_img read more

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Blue lights could prevent bird strikes

first_imgBird strikes—the collision between birds and aircraft—are among the most common aviation hazards. They destroy planes, kill people, and, in the United States alone, cause an estimated $700 million in damage each year. One possible approach to reducing collisions lies in outfitting planes with warning lights that would help birds notice their approach and avoid a collision, but the differences between human and avian sight—which include a wider color space and higher sensitivity to ultraviolet light in birds—make developing such solutions complicated. Now, researchers have found that blue LED lights (with a wavelength of 470 nm) are the most conspicuous to brown-headed cowbirds, which often collide with aircraft. The scientists fitted lights of this color to a small, remote-controlled model airplane. They then recorded the reactions of cowbirds in cages to this plane—both when stationary and when flying toward the birds—with the lights on, off, and pulsing. The researchers found that having the lights on made the cowbirds five times more likely to exhibit an alert response (such as stretching their necks, raising their heads, or crouching) to the stationary plane than without; the birds were also twice as quick to respond to planes with lights than to planes without lights. Similarly, although the time the birds took to react to the moving plane got slower as the plane’s speed increased, the presence of flashing lights helped the birds react faster than to those without. Based on their results, reported in The Condor, the researchers propose a number of preliminary concepts that could help birds better avoid aircraft—such as runway lights that illuminate in sync with taxiing planes and onboard lights that flash during taxiing and shine continuously during takeoff. Similar approaches could be adapted for stationary obstacles, too—such as skyscrapers or wind turbines—to help reduce collisions.last_img read more

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STAR PREVIEW Crystal Palace v Spurs

first_imgPROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: PROFIT 177.84 points(not including Premier League ante-post, or cricket) This has been a rough month for both Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur. Palace are in the middle of an incredibly long run of fixtures against the country’s elite; their last four games have been Chelsea, Arsenal, Everton and Wolves; their next two are Tottenham and Manchester United.Tottenham are coming towards the end of a run which has seen five games crammed in 13 days, and to give due credit – they have only lost one of those games, to league leaders Manchester City. In midweek they kept their Champions League hopes going with a last-gasp win against PSV when the scoreline didn’t tell the whole story. Harry Kane forced them over the line, but they had 10 shots on target to the visitors 4 and 7 more shots off target to one for the visitors, along with 16 corners to 6 for PSV.Their 3-2 win at Wolves was a very taking result anyway given the strength of the promoted side, and it’s worth remembering that before two late penalties, they were in control against one of the best non-top six sides in the division then – following on from a fine win against West Ham.Pochettino’s had a lot of scrutiny about the squad available to him but he’s managed them incredibly well through the last fortnight and Harry Kane can be supported by Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli, Lucas Moura, and Heung-min Son – hardly a foursome that lacks real power or panache.That explains why they are 5/6 to win at Selhurst Park, but things are rarely that easy for visiting sides here. Two members of the top six have come here and Palace deserved their draw against Arsenal just two weeks ago and they pushed Liverpool harder than a 2-0 defeat suggested. Indeed, they didn’t lose a single game against the Top 6 by more than one game last season.That suggests there could be value in taking Tottenham on, but they have lost four of their last five games and backers of Spurs could be rewarded by a narrow winning margin – the last five meetings have ended 1-0.Crystal Palace v TottenhamPremier League, 17:30BT Sport 1 HD / UHDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)FEB 2018 PREMIER LEAGUE Crystal Palace 0-1 TottenhamNOV 2017 PREMIER LEAGUE Tottenham 1-0 Crystal PalaceAPR 2017 PREMIER LEAGUE Crystal Palace 0-1 TottenhamAUG 2016 PREMIER LEAGUE Tottenham 1-0 Crystal PalaceFEB 2016 FA CUP Tottenham 0-1 Crystal PalaceJAN 2016 PREMIER LEAGUE Crystal Palace 1`-3 TottenhamSEP 2015 PREMIER LEAGUE Tottenham 1-0 Crystal PalaceJAN 2015 PREMIER LEAGUE Crystal Palace 2-1 TottenhamDEC 2014 PREMIER LEAGUE Tottenham 0-0 Crystal PalaceJAN 2014 PREMIER LEAGUE Tottenham 2-0 Crystal PalaceIt’s also interesting to note that during their run of the tough games, it has taken a fair amount of time for sides to get past Palace. It took Wolves 56 minutes to get past them, it took 88 minutes for Everton, and Chelsea went in just 1-0 up at Stamford Bridge last week. In all three of those games, there were more goals in the second half than the first half and that would not surprise here. Tottenham have also been strong at the finish of their recent games – their last three have seen more goals after the half.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK SECOND HALF MOST GOALS 5 points at evens with starsports.betlast_img