Nike releases a new lightweight collection: Tech Hyperfuse

If you’re an athlete (professional or normal), you’ll know the importance of wearing something comfortable while you’re exercising or competing. You want something that is durable, something that will keep you dry and something that is light. I use the dryfit tops a lot for those very reasons and I’ve never had an issue. When I was working and snowboarding in Aspen, or when it’s cold out, I use my Helly Hansen thermal underwear a lot because it’s warm, it’s snug and it wicks moisture away from my body. So I highly recommend you spend some time looking for those sorts of products when you’re investing in such. Su14_NSW_Tech_Pack_Windrunner_M_A_03_original

Nike has just released its new range of Windrunner, Vest, and Ponchos in what they’re calling the Tech Hyperfuse collection. The collection uses the Hyperfuse technology that delivers a lightweight, breathable, and durable product. Here’s a little more from the Nike team on the new collection:

The Nike Tech Pack design approach begins by building everything from the inside out. Fused layers of material give dimension to the aesthetic, as well as provide a clean finish. Taped/bonded ripstop delivers both a lighter and more durable garment. The material is also engineered to allow air to move through it, increasing breathability and ventilation for the warmer months. The craft of the garment pushes colorful, transparent design. Its packable nature makes lightweight layering easy and convenient—the perfect solution for facing environmental changes during long days on the go. Nike Tech Pack is a new expression of style through Nike innovation.

The product is set to hit Nike stores around the globe on the 1st of May. This is the sort of product I’d take with me to joBerg2C this weekend. I’m heading off tomorrow… camping and all! It best be warm!

Beatenberg to open for Thirty Seconds to Mars

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The countdown to Thirty Seconds to Mars is on. Jared Leto, the Oscar winner and rock star, will be heading back with the rest of his band to our shores this June. If you haven’t seen them live in concert before, you are in for a treat. He is an incredible performer and entertainer and you will definitely enjoy the show.

Another reason why you will love the show? The guys will be supported by South African band, Beatenberg. If you don’t know a lot about the band, sis on you :p They’re from the Mother City and they are made up of Matthew Field (Vocals/Guitar), Ross Dorkin (Bass) and Robin Brink (Drums). You’ll know their hugely successful track, Pluto (Remember You) which features DJ Clock. Check it out below:

If you want to keep up to date with everything Beatenberg:

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Beatenberg on Soundcloud

Thirty Seconds to Mars will be in Cape Town on the 13th of June. The show will be held at the Grand Arena, GrandWest. Tickets start R310 and go up to R510. They then move on to Johannesburg at the Coca-Cola Dome on Monday the 16th. Go to www.bigconcerts.co.za or www.computicket.com to get your tickets.

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Press release: Gareth Cliff’s UnRadio Show to debut on Comedy Central

Just so you know….

GARETH CLIFF “UNRADIO” TALK SHOW TO DEBUT LIVE ON COMEDY CENTRAL

Johannesburg, 23 April 2014: Entertainment phenomenon and “unradio” host Gareth Cliff is continuing to explore exciting new pastures with his own pan-African TV show – going LIVE 5 days a week on Comedy Central Africa.

 

Irreverent new talk show “The Gareth Cliff Show Live on Comedy Central” will be aired live every Monday to Friday on Comedy Central (DSTV Channel 122), on comedycentralafrica.com and on cliffcentral.com from 1 May.

 

The live breakfast show, airing from 07.35 CAT to 08.50 CAT every weekday, will feature calls, live interviews and a cheeky sideways look at the day’s news stories from Cliff’s new “CliffCentral.com” project, helped along by Cliff’s regular posse of collaborators including Damon Kalvari, Leigh-Ann Mol, Mabale Moloi and Siya Sangweni-Fynn.

According to Gareth Cliff, “With the dramatic changes in the broadcast landscape in a relatively short period of time, people are already listening to radio everywhere except on the radio, with online being the frontrunner. The partnership with Comedy Central not only gives our audience a traditional platform to join us as they’re getting ready to start the day, but is an opportunity to uncover fresh local content in a way that has never been done before in South Africa – reality radio!”

 

Evert van der Veer, Channel Head, Comedy Central, Africa, commented “This is Comedy Central’s first daily live show in the African market and we are thrilled to be partnering with a host of Gareth Cliff’s calibre, polish and experience to bring this new comedy concept to these shores.  The addition of a localised editorial voice to put things in perspective for SA viewers adds a broad new dimension to our comedy portfolio.”

MultiChoice Content Head, Aletta Alberts said they had great expectations of the show. “We have always supported new ideas and this exciting and fresh addition to the Comedy Central line-up will make the channel even stronger, reinforced by this local flavour. Gareth gives our viewers a voice to interact with this strong global brand.”

 

For the inside track on “The Gareth Cliff Show Live on Comedy Central”,please go to www.comedycentralafrica.com, like us on Facebook or follow the fun on Twitter and Instagram @ComedyCentralAF, or on Tumblr at http://comedycentralafrica.tumblr.com). To join the conversation about the show, please add #CliffComedyCentral to your tweets.

 

Sheezus Lily Allen… the video

UK pop singer, Lily Allen’s new song is here. It’s called Sheezus… “Give me that crown bitch, I wanna be Sheezus”. Listen to the lyrics. If she isn’t complimenting some of her female contemporaries, she’s dissing them. You’ll see what I mean. I do love me some Lily Allen, but this one’s a bit weird. Your thoughts?

ICYMI – All the #MTVMAMA nominees

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The MAMAs are back!!! About damn time and I love me my MTV family… So hopefully I can shoot down to Durban to cover the events, but that will be determined in the next couple of weeks. For now and in case you missed it, here are this year’s MAMA nominees:

Best Male:

Anselmo Ralph (Angola)

Davido (Nigeria)

Diamond (Tanzania)

Donald (South Africa)

Wizkid (Nigeria)

 

Best Female:

Arielle T (Gabon)

Chidinma (Nigeria)

DJ C’ndo (South Africa)

Efya (Ghana)

Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)

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A job interview with a twist… Brilliant and so true!

We’ve all been for job interviews. They’re daunting at the best of times. We prep accordingly; do our research on the job at hand, the company in question. We brush up on our presentation skills, our skill set questions and we make sure we rock it. Especially if we REALLY want the job. Well this video is pretty interesting. The producers of the clip put together a mock job interview with real interviews, via Skype. The interviewer put forward some of the most unrealistic, difficult and basically the most impossible tasks to the interviewees, who were stunned and not really not willing to do it – and for free at that. Well watch the clip and see what happens next.

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More on #CliffCentral revealed

As we work our way towards the 1st of May, the day Cliff Central launches, people are still wondering what on earth Gareth Cliff has in store for us. He sat down with WeChat Africa’s Brett Loubser and CNBC Africa’s Toby Shapshak to discuss the new venture and this whole idea around UnRadio. Check it out below:

He never fails to give us a gem… Here’s one “It’s going to be Unradio. In other words radio everywhere except on radio because I think radio is going to die and I want to hold the funeral”. Bold statement, backed up by clearly a lot of thinking, backing and clever ideas.  Bring it on!

Here’s another thing I dig about this venture. The Cliff Central team are looking for new talent… Bows! There are a lot of industry players who believe it would be a good idea to use the same faces over and over and over again. It’s such a snore fest and to be honest it creates media fatigue, which is more damaging to the brand and the person than anything else. Cliff put out an update on FB yesterday calling for new talent. Great news. Here’s all the info:

Last week we launched CliffCentral.com – uncensored, unscripted, unradio – coming to you live from 1st May. What is all about? We’re inviting you to share in real conversations about everything that happens in our world – everything we all experience every day – what makes us think…makes us laugh…makes us cry…..makes us angry…inspires us…makes us human. It’s about the stuff that connects us on this journey called Life. CliffCentral.com is our home and you can join us from wherever you are in the world.

I’m excited to be back with you again from 6.00 – 9.00 from 1st May together with Leigh-Ann Mol, Mabale Moloi and yes…even Damon Kalvari. Meantime, while Thabo has been trapped on the 26th Floor of the SABC still demanding his multi-million Rand payout, intern Siya Sangweni-Fynn has made inroads as President of CliffCentral Youth League, leading the charge into this brave new era. And there’s YOU! Can’t wait to be re-untited.

We will be broadcasting live all day with some well-known names hosting regular shows as well as launching aspiring new talent. It could even be you! We’re tapping into the vast untapped talent pool in South Africa and giving people a chance to audition live from 1st May at CliffCentral studios (situated in Rivonia, Sandton). You could be the next best thing but no one has given you a chance yet.

Email your motivation to Damon – damon@cliffcentral.com – and say why you deserve a show. Briefly describe what your show would include, why it’s relevant to the Cliff Community and why you deserve to make it to the live auditions. If you want to be a music dj, then rather try YFM or 5FM. If you can add to our lively and entertaining conversation, then this could be the place for you.

So if you have what it takes to be on Cliff Central, you’re smart, whitty, creative and innovative then best you email Damon… and quickly!!!

Watch Pharrell’s reaction – he’s so Happy he’s crying

Aah Pharrell Williams… You made us Happy. So Happy that the citizens of the globe have put their own versions out on the web to celebrate and Clap Along to your Happy movement. The star sat down with Oprah Winfrey recently and she showed him the montage of a few of the renditions from the different global cities. Watch how he reacts:

Where are you in the world? Which version does it for you? Personally I LOVE the Cape Town one :p

BIG Pharrell fan! Be #Happy

Top Billing’s Simba, Rockville’s Lehasa and Idols star Monde named Amstel ambassadors

Top Billing’s Simba Mhere, Rockville on Mzansi Magic’s Lehasa Moloi and Idols star, Monde Msutwana have been named as official Amstel Lager ambassadors at this year’s SAMAs.

Monde:  The Musician and ultimate Gentleman “ Take Your Time, don’t rush” @mondemsutwana

Simba: The  Entertainer “I’m a young man, thrown into a grown man’s world” @simbathe1

Lehasa:  A Rockville star “Small town boy, big town dreams” @hasaling

Amstel is running a “Get Me to the SAMAs” music quiz. If you think you have what it takes to win it and therefore win a trip to the glitzy music awards ceremony, go to www.amstelmusic.co.za 

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