South African MTBS Interschools Cheerleading Video Reaches over 5.8 Million Views

A video showing a South African School cheering on their team in a local Interschools athletics competition has now racked up almost 6 Million views and have been shared 108 Thousand times on Facebook. The video has also been shared on Reddit and has made international news headlines.       From Wikipedia: – MTBS is an annual interschools athletics competition (the largest in South Africa) held between four high schools located in Bellville, Western Cape. The competition is famous for the cheerleading by participating schools.    These schools are:…

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Can Regulation Help Cryptocurrency Mature?

Interest in the cryptocurrency has been renewed in a big way. After a rough end to 2018 and beginning to 2019, the cryptocurrency market is finally rebounding and seeing some growth. The industry is front-page news once again and many people are looking to participate in it or talk about it.    Regulation has always been one of the single biggest talking points in the industry. In the USA and many other nations around the world, most currency and investments are regulated by the government or very large and established…

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Global Bot Services Market to Ascend at Whopping 25% CAGR by 2023

Bots refer to virtual assistants which aid in the reduction of our need to talk to another human being for query resolution. Bots rely on artificial intelligence to answer questions and aid in resolving the query in an efficient way. Bots can be integrated primarily with websites that deal with customer support and services. They are also present in social media such as Facebook Messenger and Skype.   Bots have several applications in different end-user industries such as healthcare, retail, media & entertainment, travel, telecom, insurance, banking, financial services, and…

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Join Bryan Habana’s Springbok Army – Rugby World Cup

Bryan Habana joins Elma as they recruit fans for the Springbok army, we take a look at the Tokyo Stadium ahead of Japan vs Russia, Nigel Owens answers your questions and Squidge gives us the lowdown on Tonga.     Get involved, send your photos, memes, gifs and tweets using #RWC2019     Popular now: – Win R25 K  – Springbok Fan of the Year   Please leave your questions and comments below:    

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Chester Williams image to be embedded on Springbok Jersey numbers

According to the Springboks’ official website, Williams’ image has been embedded into the playing number on the team’s jerseys. Current Springbok squad members’ faces will also appear in the numbers, as well as those of fans who sent in selfies.   Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus commented:   Chester didn’t like being the centre of attention. He never bragged about his role or expected anything for it but he would have enjoyed being part of a Springbok/All Black Test match once more, I think.”   Williams represented both Western Province and…

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Willie Le Roux could slot into Flyhalf when necessary

Willie le Roux is happy to perform at first receiver when required.   More than that, the Boks also have no specialist flyhalf cover on the bench so if Handre Pollard was to go down injured or find himself in the sin bin for 10 minutes for whatever reason, then coach Rassie Erasmus may instruct Le Roux to take over the flyhalf duties.  Frans Steyn is the other option, but he is starting on the bench.    “Everybody’s got their jobs to do,” Le Roux told media on Thursday. Sometimes…

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Nutella shock – Nuts picked by Children as young as 10

Nearly three-quarters of the world’s hazelnuts come from Turkey and the biggest buyer is Ferrero, maker of Nutella, the chocolate and hazelnut spread. But the nuts are picked mainly by migrants, including children, who work long hours for very low pay. What is Ferrero doing to ensure its products do not depend on child labour?   Most of the pickers are seasonal migrants from the poverty-stricken south and east of Turkey, mainly Kurds. And two of the pickers, Mustafa and Mohammed, are working illegally. They’re aged just 12 and 10,…

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War of Words Erupt Between Springbok and All Black Coaches

As the tension are mounting for the upcoming clash between the Springboks and the All Blacks on Saturday, a war of words has erupted between Steve Hansen and Rassie Erasmus.   Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus said that referees had so much respect for the All Blacks, the three-times world champions, that 50-50 decisions often fell in their favour. His message to the French whistleblower came just two days after his assistant coach Mzwandile Stick appealed for “equal treatment” from Garces, and three days ahead of Saturday’s showdown in Yokohama, the…

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Shocking Statistic: – The Springboks have only won 31% of their tests under Jerome Garces

It seems the officials could be a big factor on Saturday. According to a report by Sport24, Saturday’s match will be Garces’ 53rd Test – and the 14th he’s been in charge of the Springboks. In the 13 Tests to date, the Springboks have only won four. That’s a 31% win record for the Springboks when Garces takes the whistle.   Think that’s bad?   Try the Springboks’ current zero wins from five Tests against the All Blacks with Garces in charge.   Think THAT’S bad?   Garces was the…

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Factom® Protocol Launches New Secure Data Storage Product for Business, ‘Factom® PRO’

Data on Factom PRO is secured with the Factom® protocol and anchored into Bitcoin and Ethereum blockchains   Austin, Texas — Factom Protocol, the open-source, enterprise-grade, developer-friendly blockchain protocol of choice for enterprises, has announced that one of its 26 Authority Node Operators (ANO) De Facto has launched a new product, Factom PRO. Factom PRO, a cloud blockchain portal for securing business data, allows users to store data on the Factom Protocol, and is anchored to the Bitcoin and Ethereum blockchains at a low fixed price of $0.01 per write. …

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DA Plea to Multichoice, Show the RWC for free – Give the People What they Deserve

In a stunning turn of events the Democratic Alliance has made a plea to Multichoice to provide the Rugby World Cup games to SABC “for free”.   It was reported earlier that fans are furious because they will not be able to see the games on SABC.   In the spirit of nation-building, MultiChoice should at the very least consider sharing games in which the Springboks are playing with the public broadcaster.  This will go a long way in demonstrating goodwill to the people of South Africa and contributing to…

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