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Wellness Wagon wheeling healthcare to kids

first_imgStarfish Greathearts Foundation’s Wellness Wagon takes healthcare to children in impoverished communities in KwaZulu-Natal. (Image: Starfish Greathearts Foundation, Facebook)An international foundation is ensuring quality basic healthcare is taken to kids in impoverished communities in South Africa.Starfish Greathearts Foundation, a UK-based charity, is running an online crowdfunding campaign to raise R100 000 for a mobile clinic called the Wellness Wagon, which will serve 3 500 children per year in KwaZulu-Natal. The funds will be used for operational costs.The Wellness Wagon will be staffed by a nurse who will serve one of Starfish’s community-based operations.The foundation said that accessible healthcare for children will help prevent child mortality caused by preventable diseases. “The Wellness Wagon is based on the School Integrated Health programme, and is aimed at ensuring the physical, mental and social well-being of children to maximise their learning capabilities.”Wellness Wagon services include:Specialist screening and testing equipment to detect and treat HIV, TB, sexually transmitted diseases and malnutrition at an early stage,Eyesight, hearing and oral hygiene,Immunisations,Deworming,Prevention messaging and campaigning (such as prevention of drug and alcohol use and abuse, counselling on sexual and reproductive health issues),Para-medical care-physiotherapy, dietetics, and;Anthropometric assessmentsSince it was established in May 2001, Starfish has supported orphaned or vulnerable children in South Africa by working in partnership with community-based organisations. They reach over 14 000 children in seven provinces each year.The online crowdfunding campaign has raised over R63 000 so far. Check out the campaign page to help Starfish reach its target.Watch video to find out more about the Starfish Greathearts Foundation:last_img read more

80+ FREE Cinematic Atmospheres: Musical Textures and Sound Files

first_imgThis is “Cinematic Atmospheres.” A collection of over 80 extremely versatile music textures and sounds for your films and editing.Finding music is easy (especially when you have a PremiumBeat account, wink wink). What can be a lot more difficult is finding the right tones and sounds to fill the spaces in between. Sometimes you just need a little bit of an emotional tone or texture to give your quieter moments more depth.Sometimes, you want to score your film with just emotional tones and sounds that give your scenes more weight without being overly distracting. Well, if you’ve ever run into this problem, then this collection is for you.This is an extremely dense collection that, frankly, we shouldn’t be giving away for free. “Cinematic Atmospheres” includes over 80 sound files that you can layer and use and extend in ways that will allow you to completely score your project with lush emotional sounds and tones that will bring your audience to the edges of their seats.These five suites offer 80+ free cinematic sounds.Download ALL 5 Genres and StylesThis collection is so large we had to split it into 5 different downloads. Each download contains a different style and sound for a different feel or genre. Each download includes a fully mixed file and the samples we used to create it. On top of that, you’ll find loops, so you can extend and control the tones and sounds the way that you like them for as long as you want. Everything is fully controllable and customizable.With this sound collection, you can make your own scores.These sound files are free to use in any personal or commercial projects. By downloading, you agree not to resell or redistribute these free assets. The “Beach Sunrise” suite is for all your heartwarming, beautiful sound needs.Suite 1 — Beach SunriseHopeful/BeautifulThis suite is the perfect complement to a beautiful moment. A hopeful sound. The sun rising, nature, slow-motion footage, stunning drone shots — this sound is perfect for those moments that you can’t quite put into words.Included: 1 Fully Mixed Track, 8 Loops, 8 SamplesDOWNLOAD Beach SunriseThe Endless suite is for ambiguous or mysterious situations.Suite 2 — EndlessHeavy/EmotionalThis suite is for moments with emotionally ambiguous tones. These are scenes and shots that you want to put some weight behind, without feeling particularly sad or happy — just important. This suite is for the important moments when you want to make sure your audience is paying attention.Included: 1 Fully Mixed Track, 8 Loops, 8 SamplesDOWNLOAD EndlessFuture Rain offers the sounds of dystopia.Suite 3 — Future RainDystopian/Sci-FiThis suite is the sound that you want for your Blade Runner-style dystopias. It has dense textures and a melancholy and hopeless feel. Like an empty and abandoned city. There are many layers and tones to choose from and build the perfect sound.Included: 1 Fully Mixed Track, 8 Loops, 8 SamplesDOWNLOAD Future RainThe Serial suite is for those moments when you want the audience to know something’s about to happen.Suite 4 — SerialDark/OminousThis is the type of tone you want when you want your audience to feel uncomfortable, or like something is lurking in the distance. Something is about to happen. Uncertainty. This suite has everything you need to create a Fincher-esque moment of dread and make your audience wish, if only for a moment, that they weren’t about the see what’s going to happen.Included: 1 Fully Mixed Track, 8 Loops, 8 SamplesDOWNLOAD SerialThe Stitches sound suite is pure horror.Suite 5 — StitchesHorror/GhostlyThis suite of sounds is pure horror. You use these sounds when you have a jump scare right around the corner. You can use these sounds when you have a murderer lurking in the shadows or a passive ghost floating in the distance. This portion of the collection in particular yields interesting results with you mix it with the other portions. You can get some really creepy and asynchronous tones.Included: 1 Fully Mixed Track, 9 Loops, 9 SamplesDOWNLOAD StitchesHow to Use This CollectionSo, once you’ve downloaded all these files, how do you use them?Well, the way to break it down is that there are Full Tracks, Loops, and Samples.Full TracksThis is pretty self explanatory, but these tracks are fully mixed, curated, and ready to go. You can just cut them to the length that you need and work them into your edit, and you’re ready to go.LoopsThe loops allow you to mix and create your own versions of the full track — but at the length and with the customization you want. For instance, if you want one part of the track to play for an extended period of time, and then eventually have everything swell up in a particular moment, the loops are the best tools for the job. Here, you can create your own score.SamplesThe samples are one-hit sounds that you can just throw in at your own discretion. These sounds all stand on their own perfectly well, and you can really use them however you like. They are the sounds from the loops, just non-looping. With these, you can just quickly add a little touch of sound here and there.Looking for more free video production assets? Check these out.51 FREE Eye-Catching Accent Animation Motion Graphics21 FREE Hand-Painted Brush Stroke Motion Graphics191 Free Motion Graphics, Sound Effects, Action Elements, and More17 Free Anamorphic Lens Flares for Your Videos and Motion Graphics15 FREE Lower Thirds for Your Next Project in Premiere ProNeed more music and sound elements? Check these sources too:Free Music on PremiumBeatOnline Music Subscription on Shutterstock Musiclast_img read more

The Care and Feeding of Strategic Clients

first_imgStrategic clients require more from you than other clients. All clients are important, but your strategic clients have a different set of needs. They need you to be more engaged, and they need you to deliver greater outcomes than you would for a client that doesn’t have their same needs.CommunicationYour strategic clients require more communication. Because your relationship is deeper, they need to you to be aware of what they’re doing, and they need to know what you are doing. This isn’t just a good idea, it’s critical.You have to communicate with your strategic clients so that you understand their strategy. This is high level communication that ensures that you know where they are going, and that you are aligning the right resources to do your part. You also have to communicate much more frequently at a more tactical level, to make sure what is being delivered is working.Caring requires constant communication.ExecutionYou simply cannot retain a strategic client without being able to execute effectively. If they are strategic, they rely on what you sell to a great enough extent that you cannot fail them. The fastest way to lose a strategic account is to fail to execute.This is about outcomes. You are accountable for the outcomes you sell. The care and feeding of your strategic clients requires that you execute continuously. It’s not that you can’t have problems. It’s not that things can’t go wrong, or that you can’t hit a rough patch. You strategic clients have those same problems. It’s your ability to smooth out those rough spots and execute that allows you retain their business.Improved Performance, Yours and TheirsOver time, you have to help your strategic clients get better. Over that same period of time, you also have to get better.What you do has to help your strategic client get better at producing the results they need. You need to help them improve what they are doing. You will notice things as you execute, and those things will allow you to help them make changes, changes that improve their performance.You have to get better too. As you work together, you have to get better at delivering the outcomes you produce. As my friend, David Allen says, “The better you get, the better you better get.” It’s not enough to rest on your laurels. Or to believe your contract secures your relationship.New Value, New OutcomesBut wait. There’s more.The value that you created when you helped your strategic client understand their world and that led them to choose you is just the beginning. The value that you created as you executed is what allowed you to build the relationship. This is necessary, but not sufficient.From quarter to quarter and year to year, you have to create new value. You have to generate new ideas and new initiatives that take things up another level, that generate new outcomes. Some of these ideas and initiatives will be small, and some will be transformative. Sometimes the small ideas are what allow you to see the greater ideas. They are all important.The care and feeding of your strategic clients has always been about creating value. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

This is OnePlus 6T, leaked in its full glory and with full specs

first_imgThree days before it launches officially, the OnePlus 6T has been leaked in detail. And the latest leak, which includes the OnePlus 6T full images and full specs, confirms almost everything about the phone, except its India price. The leak is for the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant. This time around there are indications, if the supposed OnePlus 6T prices leaked earlier are accurate, that there may not be any 64GB OnePlus 6T variant.The leak comes courtesy a Twitter users, who has photos of the phone as well as its specs sheet. First the OnePlus 6T photos. The leaked images confirm — yet again — that the OnePlus 6T will come with a fingerprint sensor embedded under the screen. It also confirms that the phone will have a water-drop — or in other words an extremely tiny — notch. On the back, the phone will sport a dual-camera setup, shows the image leak. And on the front there is going to be single selfie camera. The OnePlus 6T is also going to look similar to the OnePlus 6, because design-wise there doesn’t seem to be much change.What all the leaks reveal? Here are all the key specifications of the OnePlus 6T.Key specification of OnePlus 6TProcessor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845RAM: 8GB (this is part of the leaked variant). There could be variant with more or less RAM as well.Internal storage: 128GB. What applies on RAM also applies here, there could be more variants with less or more storage.advertisementScreen: 6.4-inch AMOLED screen with resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels.Rear camera: 16-megapixel main camera paired with 20 megapixel secondary camera. Both come with F1.7 lensFront camera: A 20-megapixel camera paired with F1.7 lensSoftware: Oxygen OS based on Android 9 PieBattery: 3700 mAhApart from the key specs, we also know about a number of new features that are coming to the OnePlus 6T, because OnePlus itself has confirmed some of them. The company has talked about the futuristic fingerprint sensor, which is placed under the display. While we have seen phones with such fingerprint sensor earlier, OnePlus says that the one in the 6T will be the fastest.OnePlus has also promised better battery life with the OnePlus 6T — the size of the battery inside the phone goes up so it is kind of obvious. And the company has also teased better camera performance in the OnePlus 6T, compared to the shooting performance of the OnePlus 6. This, OnePlus has indicated, will happen through improvements in image processing a new low-light photo mode.The OnePlus 6T is also going to be the first OnePlus 6 phone without the 3.5mm headphone jack. However, it is expected that OnePlus will bundle a USB-C to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter in teh box with the OnePlus 6T.The OnePlus 6T launches globally on October 29 at an event in New York. In India, the phone will be formally launched at an event in New Delhi on October 30. It will then go on sale from November 2 and on the same day, OnePlus is hoping to hold pop-up events for its community members and fans in 12 locations in 9 cities in India.ALSO READ: OnePlus continues to be top premium phone brand in India, OnePlus 6 best-selling premium phonelast_img read more

Raiders debut at NYC

first_imgWhat’s bad and mean and now a little bit green? The ACT Raiders of course!The Touch Football ACT representative teams at the 2015 Harvey Norman National Youth Championships have launched their new team name as well as new uniforms for the event at Sunshine Coast Stadium this week. Formerly the ACT Pirates, the Raiders have a new-look uniform that includes the Canberra Raiders logo as well as a green stripe in the uniform. The transition comes as the Canberra Raiders/Touch Football ACT relationship continues to grow, just over two years on from the NRL/TFA Strategic Alliance announcement. It is common to see Touch Football exhibition matches at Raiders home games, while there have been numerous Raiders players making appearances at Touch Football ACT events and functions over the past two years.Even Victor the Viking is making an appearance at the event, the first mascot to make the trip to the Sunshine Coast!Touch Football ACT Business Development Manager, Rod Wise said that the organisation is excited about the change.“It is good timing as we were required to change the branding/logos on our refreshed playing uniforms for national teams,” Wise said. “We decided on a name change and with the strategic alliance objective of forming close relationships with NRL Clubs we changed our name to the ACT Raiders. “The new uniforms feature the Raiders secondary logo and a fusion of both entities colours. The new uniforms will be worn for the first time at the NYC.”Canberra Raiders CEO, Don Furner said it’s great to see the relationship achieving so many outcomes. “The relationship between the Raiders and Touch Football ACT has been going from strength to strength and we’re now even closer with the naming of the ACT Raiders Touch Football representative teams,” Furner said. “We look forward to a continued working relationship and growing participation numbers in both Rugby League and Touch Football across the region.” TFA CEO, Colm Maguire said ‘the assignment of the Raiders brand is significant and further embeds the outstanding collaboration occurring between Touch Football and Rugby League in the nation’s capital’. “It is outstanding to see that the pathway links to the elite level in both sports now share the same brand,” Maguire said. “We’ve said for a long time that the relationship with the Raiders has been the benchmark, in every club we are talking to, the Raiders are the shining example of what can be achieved in partnership with a NRL club. “Everyone has been absolutely fantastic and then if you look at what Ricky and the team have done in terms of being able to support any of the game development activities that are happening around Canberra, it’s just been an amazing outcome for us and certainly one that the organisation has been really appreciative of.”Keep up-to-date with all of the latest from the 2015 Harvey Norman National Youth Championships in the following ways:Website – – – – – ‘Team App’ and search for ‘National Youth Championships’ to keep up-to-date with all of the latest National Youth Championships related information.Related LinksRaiders at NYC!last_img read more

House approves Griffins bill to give schools financial flexibility for facility improvements

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