Johannesburg, Thursday 30 May 2019 – Brand South Africa calls on all citizens to play their part and rally behind the country’s sports teams and to kick off, the cricket team – the Proteas who are at the ICC Cricket World Cup in England.Just as the former great statesman Nelson Mandela once said; “Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair”.In support of the national cricket team, in enhancing awareness of Nation Brand image and instilling nation pride, Brand South Africa has collaborated with Bidvest Wanderers Stadium to have a public viewing area – a fan park in place for all. Sports is one of the greatest unifiers for the country and it for this that the fan park becomes a platform to nurture this strength.“Following the successful launch of Brand South Africa’s Sports Friday, it is important we continue to drive citizenship support in the various sporting fraternities. Support has many positive benefits the most important being the ability to succeed despite the odds and that’s the reason behind Sports Friday and the fan park”, said Brand South Africa’s Acting Chief Marketing, Ms Sithembile Ntombela.The Wanderers facilities will be open for the public on the following dates: Thursday, 30 May: 11h30 – 18h00, England vs SA Sunday, 23 June: 11h30 – 18h00, Pakistan vs SA Friday, 27 June: 11h30 – 18h00, Sri Lanka vs SA Saturday, 6 July: 14h30 – 22h00, Australia vs SA Tuesday 09 & Thursday 11 July* 1st and 2nd semi-final, Sunday 14 July* Final match Follow the conversation on @PlayYourPartSA @BullringZA #FlyTheFlag #InspireProteas The following terms and conditions will apply: It is a non-ticketed event. • All fans must use Gate 1. Gates will be open from 09h00 and close 1-hour after the game. • Fans can bring their own soft cooler bag, food, beverages, umbrellas, blankets and camp chairs. • Fans are not permitted to bring alcohol (only soft beverages allowed). • Glasses and bottles are not allowed. • Normal match day security searches will take place. • Umbrellas are not allowed on the field but are allowed on the grass embankment area. • Alcohol is not permitted on the grass embarkment area. • Alcohol is allowed on the field, however, no glasses are allowed on the field. • Suite owners will be allowed to use their suite subject to informing the stadium of their intended plans 3-days before each match date. • Parking will be on own account at various parking venues (e.g. Melrose Arch etc) • Please note that the Grounds team will work on the pitch or field on match days whilst the match is on. About Central Gauteng Lions Central Gauteng Lions is the custodian of all cricket activities in the greater Sedibeng, West Rand, Vaal and Johannesburg area and manages the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium.Visit us on www.centralgautenglions.co.za or follow us on our official twitter handle @BullringZA #FlyTheFlag #InspireProteas
Top image via No Film School.Looking for more from NAB 2019? Check out these articles.NAB 2019: Blackmagic Design Announces New Battery Grip for the BMPCC4KNAB 2019: SmallHD Announces Their Camera-Controlled 7″ MonitorNAB 2019: Sony Announces the Latest 4K Broadcast BeastNAB 2019: AVID Announces Stellar New Media ComposerNAB 2019: DaVinci Resolve 16 Sharp announced their 8K micro four thirds camera last year, and this week at NAB, we finally get to see what the hype is all about.In the past year, we’ve seen some pretty surprising camera announcements from some unlikely companies. Blackmagic Design’s Pocket Cinema Camera 4K was a big moment for low-budget (and high-budget) filmmakers due to the range the camera offers at such a low price. Cut to last fall, and Sharp (yes, Sharp) dropped an announcement about a forthcoming 8K micro four thirds camera release. I was definitely skeptical — as I’m sure you were, too. But with production underway on the camera, we’re starting to see some actual evidence this might be a decent piece of equipment.The camera is currently on display at NAB, and people are finally getting their hands on it. Let’s take a look at what they’re saying about the little 8K engine that could.Cinema 5DWhen asked about micro four thirds over mirrorless in low-light shooting, Kaino-san says it has to do with focus. Sharp’s goal was to keep usability in mind when designing the camera. As for the sensor, they’re using their very own 33 megapixel micro four thirds sensor for the camera.Cinema5D also got to take the camera out for a few test shots. They could only shoot for a brief period of time in one location, but the footage is interesting, to say the least.Johnnie Behiri wrote the following for PetaPixel:The camera I shot with was locked on 8K/30p 200Mbps, but Sharp is planning to allow Full HD recording, 2K, 4K (up to 60p) and 8K/30, all in H264 and H265, Long GOP, 8 Bit, 4:2:0, 200Mbps wrapped in an mp4 container. Future HDR recording will be in 10Bit as this is part of the HDR standard). Sharp is considering replacing the existing mini 2.1 HDMI connector with a full-size one.No Film SchoolNo Film School also got in on the action. Speaking with Steve Brauner from Sharp, one of the biggest standouts that emerged from the 8K camera is the swivel display screen on the back. So, not only is the camera an 8K micro four thirds compact, it’s also perfect for vlogging and YouTubers. The price tag right now is $4,000, but who knows where it will actually end up upon release at the end of this year.So for now, all we can really do is wait to see how the final product ends up. I know I’ll certainly be interested to see what creators think once the first few models head out for full review.Here are the official specs for the Sharp 8K micro four thirds camera:33 megapixel sensor (Sharp Exclusive)Up to 10,000 ISOFull HD, 2k, 4k and 6k in H.264 / H.265Powered with Canon LP-E6 batteries2.1 HDMI connectorUSB-C interface5.5 inch touchscreen displayHeadphone Jack3.5mm Audio inputUSB-C interfaceREC 709 and BT.2020 picture profiles (no LOG gamma)Mini XLR input
MS Dhoni in 2007 (left) and a day before the final (right) on Friday.Having chopped off his locks after winning the World T20 in 2007 – much to the despair of not only his female fans but also the then Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf – he has shaved his head after the ICC World Cup triumph in Mumbai on Saturday.He isn’t only the captain of the Indian team, but also one of the style icons. But is this all about style or are there some religious sentiments attached to it? Although the players in the west are known to experiment with their looks – be it footballers or cricketers – shaving the head is not too big a style statement. In India, it hadn’t happened till Vinod Kambli began his fight against a receding hair-line.But Dhoni sets the precedent when it comes to fashion and whatever he does becomes a rage. He has Bollywood style icon John Abraham as his best pal. So it wouldn’t be too much of a surprise if this is the new look that Dhoni is going to sport for some time.Mahendra Singh Dhoni with his new look on Saturday.If sources are to be believed though, he had made a wish at the Tirupati temple for which Dhoni had promised to offer his hair if India won the Cup. But another school of thought feels he has had a problem of receding hairline in the past few years, forcing him to first chop off his locks post the T20 triumph in 2007. While Dhoni has refused to comment on the new look, even the team management has remained hush-hush about it and all a jovial Yuvraj Singh, when quizzed about Dhoni’s new look, said was that it was he who had asked Dhoni to lose his locks.”Why don’t you ask Dhoni. It is his hair and it is his wish. On second thoughts, I think I should tell you the truth. I had asked him to shave his head. Hope you have the headlines now,” he said.advertisementBut superstitions aren’t something new to the Indian players. If former captain Sourav Ganguly led the pack with umpteen superstitions, including his mother not watching Sourav play live, even Sachin Tendulkar is known to wear his left pad first.Speaking about his own superstition, Yuvraj said: “I don’t believe much in superstitions and the only one I have is like that of the little master; I wear my left pad first.” But the strangest one in the present team belongs to S Sreesanth. He is always the last to get down from the team bus in an effort to maintain his form. “I prefer to get down last from the team bus as I feel that will keep my bowling form going,” he said. Whether this is a superstitious act or a style statement or even a way to save his hair, we can only guess till Dhoni comes clean.