Photo supplied by Ntando MakwelaPlay Your Part Ambassador, Ntando Makwela is a 16-year-old author and motivational speaker from Mulbarton, Gauteng. He co-hosts a show on an online radio station called Brand Live, where he motivates and inspires young South Africans to build their future now by focusing on growing and developing their talents.Published in December 2017, his book “The Dynamic Kid: 9 Keys to Unlock Your Future” is a self-help book providing the reader with step-by-step guidance to becoming a dynamic person.Ntando is an aspiring physicist and spends a lot of his time reading, researching and writing books. He believes Africa is the future as it has more than 200 million young people between ages 16 and 24. He believes that young people can do anything they set their minds to.Ntando has partnered with another young author, Megan Werner, to build a sling aeroplane supported by 20 teenagers who will be selected from High Schools around Gauteng. Together they plan to fly the aeroplane as co-pilots from Cape Town to Cairo. The group will land in various countries throughout the continent where they will have public speaking sessions, sharing the stage with other leading young people to inspire, motivate and challenge young Africans from the South to the North of Africa. Prominent historic and tourist attractions will be visited to add adventure, fun and flavour to the trip. This adventure will be aired on a television series called “Molo Africa: From Cape to Cairo” (http://moloafrica.co.za/).Keep track of Ntando’s endeavours on Twitter at @NtandoMakwela15
Gear up to get down—carefully. Photo by geocacher p-boroGeocache Name:Vertical Limit I: Die Brücke (GCZVW2)Difficulty/Terrain Rating:1.5/5Why this is the Geocache of the Week:Between inviting forest trails, urban jaunts and neighborhood parks, it’s easy to forget that there’s a whole other side to geocaching—the adrenaline-fueled adventure sport that only the skilled and brave take part in. This Geocache of the Week serves a gentle reminder of the exciting T5 and those that throw fear to the side to earn their smileys. If rappelling off of bridges isn’t necessarily your thing, that’s okay. T5’s take on many different shapes. For the seafaring, geocaching pirates, there are plenty of boat-in and scuba caches. For the forest dwellers, try a tree-climbing cache. And if you’re a rock climber (like the author), there are plenty of geocaches that can only be accessed via fifth-class terrain. There are tons of options. The only requirement for a T5 is that it must require special equipment to access.# of Finds:885# of Favorite Points:416What the geocache owner, TUTANCHAMUN, has to say:“Some years ago when I did with with a friend of mine some rock climbing and we thought about creating a special geocache. We never thought that this cache will exist such a long time and will get so popular.[…] I am pleased that Vertical Limit I is alive and I think it is accountable to let this cache stay, it is not so extremely dangerous. An important thing I want to say to the community: Enjoy geocaching in nature, search lovely places, search funny and extraordinary caches but don’t hunt only for points along the road every 0.1 miles. Quality not Quantity!”What geocachers are saying:[All logs translated from German]“A great geocache, there are far too few of this kind… :-)” – Chaosjan“This was so worth it! A fantastic adventure, that was a lot of fun for everyone.” – DaDieDose!“This Bridge was on our bucket list for a long time and today it is finally happening. […] A really great location that literally screams for you to rappel down!” – Nuuskamuikkunen_01Read More LogsPhotos:Multi-abseil! Photo by geocacher andineFound it! Photo by geocacher Evelyn&AndreasI hope you’re not afraid of heights. Photo by geocacher ruby74See More Photos What fears have you conquered (or would you conquer) to earn a find? Post your stories and photos in the comments. Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, leave a comment below with the name of the geocache, the GC code, and why you think we should feature it.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedI hope you’re not afraid of the dark. — Antuna Underground (GC2B3BY) — Geocache of the Week Video EditionOctober 2, 2013In “Geocaching with Kids”Hilma Hooker (GC2W056) — Geocache of the WeekSeptember 7, 2016In “Community”Near the top of Europe (GC2BVRY) – Geocache of the WeekJuly 16, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”
The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … sarah perez According to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, Google could earn $1.3 billion in mobile advertising revenue in 2012, or $9.85 for each Android user. The analyst forecasted there would be 133 million Android users by 2012, and he arrived at the $1.3 billion figure by using publicly quoted numbers from Google itself.The details of Munster’s prediction can be found on eWeek, Forbes, CNN and other outlets. Munster had posted this information in a research note earlier this week.To determine the $1.3 billion figure, the analyst used Google’s self-stated figure that its mobile ad business is on a $1 billion annual run-rate, and Munster estimated the company had earned $850 million in total mobile revenue in 2010. Android specifically had generated around 16% of that total, or $130 million, said Munster. That means that each Android user generated $5.90 per year for Google, based on around 22 million Android users in 2010.By 2012, there would be 133 million Android users, generating $1.3 billion in Android-related revenue he said. That equates to $9.85 per user per year.Mobile Still Pales Next to Desktop WebDespite this growth, Piper notes that even an ARPU (average revenue per user) of nearly $10 is still below what a desktop user generates for Google.“As we noted, we believe Google’s ARPU on Android was $5.90 in 2010. We believe Google’s average revenue per search user was $18.85 in 2010 and average revenue per user for Google’s advertising businesses in total was $25.77 in 2010,” Munster said.Below is a chart which shows just how far Android has to go before catching up to the desktop Web. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#Google#mobile#news#web
Pick up some directing tips from Hollywood legend Steven Spielberg, in these fascinating film commentaries.If you want to learn more about the craft of filmmaking and directing you can do little worse than to learn from the best. In a previous post I highlighted some excellent resources (like the video essay above) on director Steven Spielberg’s filmmaking style and instincts.Following up on that post, check out documentary (Filmumentary?) filmmaker and Spielberg super-fan, Jamie Benning, who has meticulously crafted these feature length fan-documentary-commentary-films for both Jaws and Raiders of The Lost Ark – two of Spielberg’s most popular and entertaining films. Watching these is both a lesson in how to craft a superior film commentary (if you ever get to record one yourself – take note!) but also a fantastic lesson in the directorial style and instincts of Spielberg himself.Filmmaking is team sport and it’s these kind of windows into the behind the scenes insights that reveal just how and when a director stamps his imprint on a film. Highly entertaining and informative viewing!Inside Jaws: A Filmuentary by Jamie BenningRaiding The Lost Ark: A Filmumentary by Jamie BenningIf you like Jamie’s work then you can check out the other filmumentary currently available – Star Wars Begins: The Complete Filmumentary on his site. If you really enjoy the films, consider donating to the charity Ambitious About Autism, to whom Jamie is generously giving any income to.