In a milestone for South African publishing, Ndalo Media, publisher of the popular Destiny magazine, will be the new local publishers of international fashion magazine brand Elle, making it the first wholly black-owned media company to secure exclusive licensing for one of the world’s oldest and most popular magazine brands.Elle magazine is one of the world’s leading fashion and lifestyle magazines. On 4 April 2017, it announced that exclusive South African publishing rights for the magazine’s print and digital editions had been secured by Ndalo Media, a wholly black-owned media company. (Image: Elle)CD AndersonNdalo Media, owned by Khanyi Dhlomo, announced on 4 April 2017 that it had secured the South African licences for the Elle and Elle Decoration magazine brands. For the first time in Elle’s 21-year history in the country, the Paris-based media brand will be published by a 100% black-owned media company.In announcing the news, Dhlomo said her company’s licence for one of the longest-running fashion and lifestyle brands was a milestone in South African publishing.Despite tough competition in the global magazine market – an industry often dismissed as in decline against growing digital migration – Dhlomo said the Elle brand’s “relevance, global leadership position and longevity” made it a solid investment for South African readers.Ndalo has the exclusive licence to Elle’s print, digital and events extensions in South Africa.“(Elle) have an unparalleled power to live impactfully beyond print and that’s what I find most exciting,” Dhlomo said. “We look forward to working with (French owners) Lagardère Active to ensure Elle and Elle Decoration captivate and inspire millennial-minded consumers across various platforms for years to come.”South African media entrepreneur Khanyi Dhlomo is one of the country’s leading businesswomen. Her company, Ndalo Media, publishes Destiny and Destiny Man magazines, and in April 2017 secured exclusive publishing rights for French fashion and lifestyle publication Elle. (Image: Ndalo Media)This year, Ndalo celebrates 10 years of publishing one of South Africa’s most popular magazines, Destiny, including the Destiny Man offshoot. The company is also extensively involved in digital and content marketing, as well as book publishing. In addition, it is involved in promoting women in business and supporting education and youth initiatives in South Africa.According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa fourth quarter circulation reports for 2016, Destiny is the leading women’s general print publication in the country, with a circulation of 27,105. Destiny Man leads in the men’s market category with a circulation of 14,775.South African media entrepreneur Khanyi Dhlomo is one of the country’s leading businesswomen. Her company, Ndalo Media, publishes Destiny and Destiny Man magazines, and in April 2017 secured exclusive publishing rights for French fashion and lifestyle publication Elle. (Image: Ndalo Media)Dhlomo said the company was committed to entrenching the core Elle values of personal style and personal power, yet Ndalo would look to expanding the brand’s smart and irreverent take on fashion, beauty and pop culture into “the exciting growth market of the African millennial”.Speaking to 702 Radio’s Azania Mosaka about the deal, Dhlomo emphasised that service to readers was paramount in the expansion of the Elle brand in South Africa, particularly when it came to the relationship between print and digital publishing: “Consumers want to access brands that they love and trust, anywhere, anyhow, at any time and so the survival and profitability of any media brand is to deliver on that.”Listen to the full 702 interview with Dhlomo “When you have access to an already powerful brand that has already done the hard work of winning consumer trust and love and awareness it becomes a much easier job to then build that ecosystem of platforms, experiences and products and services around that particular brand.”Francois Coruzzi, CEO of Elle International Media Licences, said in a press release that Ndalo Media received the local licence based on its “strong ability to extend media brands beyond print successfully… it is the ideal partner to consolidate and grow Elle and Elle Decoration even further in this dynamic media environment.”The Elle July issue and Elle Decoration August/September issue will be the first editions published by Ndalo Media.News of Ndalo’s acquisition was a trending topic on South African Twitter, with a host of well-known and ordinary South Africans praising this milestone in local publishing and pledging support for the brand.#ndalomedia Tweets Source: Ndalo Media, 702 Radio, Sowetan Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
For the first time, women’s Touch Football will be played during an NRL Finals Series with the champion Eastern Suburbs Sydney Roosters taking centre-stage tomorrow during the NRL Telstra Premiership Finals Series double-header at Allianz Stadium.The reigning Vawdon Cup and State Cup champions will play an exhibition match against the Manly Sea Eagles, just a month after the NRL and Touch Football Australia announced an historic sporting partnership representing the biggest boost to participation and game development in the history of either sport.“Tomorrow’s match is a great demonstration of why the new partnership between the NRL and Touch Football Australia works so well,” NRL General Manager League Integration and Game Development, Mr Andrew Hill.“Rugby League is moving into our finals series and the Touch Football season has just started.“People can now get involved in our sport all year round.“The women’s match between the Roosters and the Sea Eagles couldn’t be a more fitting curtain-raiser leading into the second match of Saturday between the Roosters and Sea Eagles.”TFA CEO Colm Maguire said “we are very excited at the prospect of seeing the NRL-TFA partnership come to fruition through the demonstration of an elite Women’s game at the NRL Finals showcase this weekend. This is a great demonstration of the partnership in action and provides spectators at the ground and the Touch Football and Rugby League communities with just a taste of what is in store this weekend and throughout the NRL Finals Series.”The game will commence at 6:06pm.Related LinksWomen’s Game at NRL Finals
It’ll be a big day of grand finals at the Canterbury Velodrome and Waterworth Park this Saturday as the champions of the 2015 New South Wales Touch Association Vawdon Cup season are determined. Grand Finals will commence at 1.10pm, with six timeslots of action and a total of 19 grand finals contested, from the Boys and Girls Youth League finals through to Men’s and Women’s Premier League finals. The Manly Warringah Sea Eagles will face the Eastern Suburbs Roosters in the Women’s Premier League final at 4.00pm, while the Eastern Suburbs Roosters will be vying for six straight Mixed Division One grand final wins at 4.55pm. In the Men’s Premier League final, the Penrith Panthers will appear in their seventh straight Vawdon Cup grand final when they meet Wests Magpies at 5.50pm. If you can’t make it to Vawdon Cup finals day, selected finals will be livestreamed on the TFA YouTube channel – 1:10PM – Men’s Division 2 Championships Final (UNSW Bullets v Western Suburbs Magpies) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vXkUxnUDX02:00PM – Women’s Division 1 Championship Final (Northern Beaches Regenades v Eastern Suburbs Roosters) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9AxpNR9qwY2:55PM – Men’s Division 1 Championship Final (Wollongong Devils v Central Coast Dolphins) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8C1gc3tkrMg4:00PM – Women’s Premier League Championship Final (Eastern Suburbs Roosters v Manly Sea Eagles) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXohNiAw-M04:55PM – Mixed Division 1 Championship Final (Eastern Suburbs Roosters v UNSW Bullets) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePWU-KPFmLo5:50PM – Men’s Premier League Championship Final (Penrith Panthers v Western Suburbs Magpies) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zn_OIpK_FkUStay tuned for all of the latest news and results from the 2015 NSW Vawdon Cup finals by visiting the NSW Touch Association website and social media channels:Website – www.nswtouch.com.auFacebook – www.facebook.com/nswtouchTwitter – www.twitter.com/nsw_touchInstagram – www.instagram.com/nswtouch Related LinksVawdon Cup Finals
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Mourinho praises Man Utd PR: Solskjaer has perfect jobby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJose Mourinho has praised Manchester United for their PR leading into Sunday’s draw with Liverpool.The former United manager believes the club were able to deflect the pressure on boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.”Manchester United did a good job in public relations during the week before the match to try to create a positive atmosphere for the game. And I think they did very well. From what I understand the goal is the future,” Mourinho said.”I will try to find a job like what Solskjaer currently has, which at heart is constantly talking about the future and how you are protected in the present. I think it’s a great situation. He has a three-year contract and it’s all about the future and about young players. The results are important but I think it is amazing to have the opportunity to do that in a giant club like Manchester United.”
SYRACUSE, NY – DECEMBER 17: General view of the back of a Syracuse Orange warm up shirt to honor former player Pearl Washington prior to the game against the Georgetown Hoyas at the Carrier Dome on December 17, 2016 in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)This week, Syracuse fans began raising money for former Orange star Pearl Washington, who is battling a brain tumor and needs significant, round-the-clock medical care. There’s also a website “Prayers for Pearl” where people can purchase shirts and donate to the cause. Tonight, Syracuse basketball is getting in on the act, and the team will be wearing special “Pearl” warm-up shirts before taking on Notre Dame. The shirts are very cool, featuring Pearl’s No. 31 and his name written in the same vintage script that appeared on the ‘Cuse jerseys in the 1980s. These are awesome. Kudos to Syracuse and our continued best wishes to Pearl.
VICTORIA – The noise of pounding jackhammers and the smell of fumes are the unwanted memories of a spring-break cruise through the Panama Canal for a woman and her family from the Victoria area.Cecilia Jenkins said a major construction project began moments after the Norwegian Cruise Line vessel left a dock in Miami, and noise, fumes and dust from the work lasted the entire voyage on the Norwegian Sun.“Grinding, jackhammering,” she said Tuesday. “Lots of noise. Lots of dust.”The voyage ended on Saturday in Los Angeles.A Facebook group called Panama Canal Sun was launched four days before the ship docked. By Tuesday, it had 330 members and some of them had posted pictures and video of renovations taking place on the ship. Several others say the cruise line didn’t disclose the renovations beforehand.Jenkins said the cruise line company provided a letter date March 27 apologizing to the passengers.“We understand that some of these enhancements have affected your experience with us, and we apologize for the inconvenience,” says the letter.In a statement on Tuesday, Norwegian Cruise Line said it is making a “significant investment” in its ships, including the Norwegian Sun.“At Norwegian Cruise Line, we continuously aim to offer the best vacation experience for all our guests,” it says.“While we do our utmost to minimize any impact on the guest experience when these enhancements are taking place, we recognize that in this situation our guests have experienced some inconvenience.”Jenkins said repairs on several of the vessel’s decks and running track started almost immediately.“I don’t think you should be doing any of this on a vacation, especially without telling us,” she said, adding she felt most comfortable when she left the vessel to explore stops in Central America and Mexico.Jenkins said her teenage daughter and husband were with her on the cruise, which cost an estimated $10,000. Her father-in-law and his friend also took the voyage.
CALGARY – The CEO of Crescent Point Energy Corp. is vowing to work harder to address complaints after shareholders rejected four dissident directors at its annual meeting on Friday, but refused to support the company’s approach to executive pay.Scott Saxberg acknowledged that the Calgary-based company has faced questions for years from investors critical of its spending, debt levels, executive pay and share performance, but insisted it has already made changes and is willing to do more.“We’ve spent a lot of time listening to our shareholders … what they feel we need to do to succeed and improve our share price performance,” he said after the meeting.“And our view is we’re going to meet and exceed those expectations.”He defended the company’s entry into new oilfields in Utah, Saskatchewan and Alberta in the past few years. He said there are no plans to issue new equity and dilute share value in the current environment to pay for any further expansion projects.The company’s annual general meeting in Calgary was closed to the media, but loud applause echoed down the hall as the director voting results were announced.All 10 nominees put forward by the company were elected.Former investment banker Thomas Budd, one of the four defeated dissident nominees, said the action by activist Cation Capital Inc. has drawn attention to the many problems at Crescent Point.“Basically, the board has let Scott do whatever he’s wanted for three years,” he said after the meeting, adding the CEO’s pay hasn’t reflected the company’s troubled share price.He also suggested he owns more stock than the re-elected directors.“I bought stock when it was cheap,” he said. “Those board members that understand the company more than me, where have they been?”Sixty-one per of shareholders voted against a “say-on-pay” motion asking them to endorse the way Crescent Point pays its executives. The company also lost a similar motion at its 2016 annual meeting.Saxberg said he thinks the negative vote on compensation was more of a vote on its share price, which fell nearly 40 per cent in the 12 months before Cation launched its proxy challenge in early April.He said the share price has been hurt because investors lump Crescent Point in with the rest of the Canadian energy sector, which has been dogged by market access concerns, even though the company has few problems getting its mainly light oil production to market in pipelines.Companies in this story: (TSX:CPG)
ST. ALBERT, A.B. – A Dawson Creek man is one of our people facing charges after the RCMP found a ‘chop shop’ operating in the St. Albert area.Over the course of July 24 and 25, the Central Alberta District CRU were investigating a property and a known repeat offender in the St. Albert area. While investigating, the CRU observed minor thefts committed by the four suspect males.On July 24, the four males were arrested. Following their arrest, the investigation by the RCMP determined that two Ford F350s that the males were connected to had been reported stolen. In one case, the vehicle identification number of the truck had been altered. Judicial interim release hearings have been held. Skoro and Gerrior remain in custody and are scheduled to appear in Provincial Court in St. Albert on July 30, 2018. Scott and Beckman have been released on a Recognized and are scheduled to appear in Provincial Court in St. Albert on July 30, 2018.At the time of his arrest, Ronald Vernon Scott was wanted on an arrest warrant out of Stony Plain. With the assistance of members from St. Albert Detachment, a related residential property on Villeneuve Road was secured in anticipation of a search warrant. On July 25, with the assistance of Edmonton RCMP Auto Theft Unit and the Wetaskiwin and St. Albert RCMP, the Central Alberta District CRU executed a search warrant. A stolen utility trailer along with parts from a GMC Sierra were seized.Four males are facing charges as follows:44-year-old Trevor Wayne Skoro of St. Albert, is charged with five counts of possession of property obtained by crime; as well as, tampering with a vehicle identification number and possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine)48-year-old Ronald Vernon Scott of Alberta Beach is charged with two counts of possession of property obtained by crime and two counts of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine)50-year-old Wally Allen Gerrior of St. Albert, is charged with three counts of possession of property obtained by crime and possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine)29-year-old Darcy Todd Beckman of Dawson Creek, is charged with one count of possession of property obtained by crime and possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine)
Canadian Natural owns 20 percent of the joint venture, Total holds 45 percent, Qatar Petroleum owns 25 percent and Main Street, a South African consortium, has 10 percent.Canadian Natural says its portion of the cost of the exploration well in the Outeniqua Basin, 175 kilometres off the southern coast of South Africa, is covered by its agreements with the other partners.Total drilled a first well into the block in 2014 but had to plug and suspend it due to mechanical issues on the drilling rig. The exploration block covers an area of 19,000 square kilometres, with water depths ranging from 200 to 1,800 metres. CALGARY, A.B. – Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. says its partner in a deepwater offshore drilling project in South Africa is reporting a “significant gas condensate” discovery.The Calgary-based company best known for its Alberta oilsands production traded an ownership stake in the offshore exploration block known for its challenging sea conditions to Total S.A. in 2013, in return for the French oil giant taking over as operator and covering initial exploration costs.Kevin McLachlan, Total’s senior vice-president of exploration, says in a news release that the discovery is “a new world-class gas and oil play,” adding the company and its partners plan to acquire 3D seismic scans this year, followed by up to four more exploration wells.