NBA Africa Game 2018 Competition Terms and Conditions

first_imgNBA Africa Game 2018 Competition Terms and ConditionsThis promotion is open to all South African residents aged 18 years and older.This online promotion runs from 1 August 2018 – 2 August 2018.Competition entry mechanics:Entrants must answer a question correctly, as posted on the Brand South Africa social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).   Five correct answers will be drawn. Five winners, based in Joburg, will be selected by and notified by a Brand South Africa representative.  The winners will be notified via email or telephone. Winners will be prompted to send their details to Brand South Africa via email or telephone In the event that the winners do not respond within 48 hours of notification, or cannot take the prize, new winners will be drawn and substituted as the winners.  Prizes – 5 x double tickets to the NBA Africa Game at the Sun Arena Square, Pretoria on the 4th August 2018.  The prizes are not transferable and are not exchangeable for kind.  Exclusions: Transportation, refreshments and accommodation.  Winners must arrange their transportation and accommodation. Brand South Africa reserves the right to verify the validity of all entries.  To claim the contest prizes, the winners must produce their valid South African identity book and/or passport. General Terms and Conditions:By entering this online promotion, all competitors agree to be bound by the rules, regulations and requirements set out in the promotional material. This promotion is subject to South African law, and is not offered outside South Africa. All entries must be completed online by 10h00, 02 August 2018 (South African time) to qualify. Brand South Africa reserves the right to disqualify incomplete online entries. No responsibility will be accepted for online entries lost for any reason whatsoever, whether due to inaccessibility of the site via internet, network disruption, network congestion, malicious virus attack, unauthorised data hacking, data corruption and server hardware failure or otherwise. Proof of sending will not be accepted as proof of delivery. Nothing on email, or on any other website of Brand South Africa, or entrant’s use of the services or related hereto, shall be construed as conferring any license or other rights under the intellectual property or other proprietary rights of Brand South Africa or its subsidiaries or affiliates or any third party, whether by estoppels, implication or otherwise. Brand South Africa and/or its agent shall be licensed to evaluate all contest-related submissions for the purposes of the contest, including verification and judging and as specified in these terms and conditions. The software and programming code and media relating to the web site or Instagram page and contest-related communication is protected by the applicable laws of copyright, trademark, patent, competition and other proprietary laws. Brand South Africa’s decisions shall be final in all matters relating to the draw and no correspondence will be entered into. Brand South Africa reserves the right to change the terms and conditions without prior notice. An entrant shall be deemed to have notice of any such amendments or interpretations upon publication of the same on the website page and shall be deemed to have accepted such amendments or interpretations by virtue of his/her continued participation in the promotion. Should an entrant not wish to continue to participate in the promotion pursuant to the prevailing terms and conditions as amended or interpreted, he/she may terminate participation in the promotion upon written notice to Brand South Africa. Brand South Africa reserves the right to modify the competition or disqualify any entrant/contestant if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy the integrity of the competition as determined by Brand South Africa, in its sole discretion. Brand South Africa reserves the right at their sole discretion to cancel, terminate or suspend the promotion and select winners from among all eligible entries received prior to the cancellation. Brand South Africa may in its absolute discretion extend any time limit or waive any of the terms and conditions where a person might otherwise be disqualified. Brand South Africa may in its absolute discretion substitute the prize with one deemed to be an appropriate replacement value in the place of the prize. The promoter is Brand South Africa. 103 Central Street, Houghton, Gauteng, South Africa, 2041  Definition of NBA Entities: NBA Properties, Inc., the National Basketball Association (the “NBA”), and the NBA member teams (collectively, the “NBA Entities”). Exclusion of Employees of the NBA Entities from Eligibility:  Employees of the NBA Entities, including affiliates, agents and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of such employees, are not eligible to enter or win the promotion.  Limitation of Liability:  The NBA Entities and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, governors, owners, distributors, retailers, agents, assignees, advertising/promotion agencies, representatives, and agents shall have no liability and will be released and held harmless from any claim, action, liability, loss, injury or damage, including, without limitation, personal injury or death to winner or any third party or damage to personal or real property due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by any reason, including the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize and/or participation in this promotion. Right of Publicity Release:  Participants in this promotion (if minor, his/her parent or legal guardian) agree to be bound by these Official Rules and agree that the NBA Entities and their designees and assigns may use the participant’s name, voice, city/state of residence, photos, video or film clips, and/or other visual likeness for advertising and/or trade purposes and/or for any other purpose in any media or format now or hereafter known without further compensation (financial or otherwise), permission or notification.last_img read more

IT Poll: Do You Find User Conferences Helpful?

first_imgLast week ReadWriteEnterprise editor Alex Williams and I attended‘s annual user conference Dreamforce. And we’ve got more coming up, like Lotusphere and SAPPHIRE NOW.For journalists, these events are great because we get to cover new announcements and talk to both vendors and users. But I’m curious how users actually find these types of events. Do you find them helpful? If not, why not? Why do you go to user conferences?Photo by Christian Senger[Disclosure: paid for a plane ticket and hotel room for Klint Finley to attend the the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco.] klint finley Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Tags:#enterprise#Products center_img Related Posts 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now IT + Project Management: A Love Affairlast_img read more

Strike disrupts normal life in Kashmir

first_imgNormal life was disrupted in Kashmir on Monday due to strike called by separatists against the recent civilian killings in the valley. Most of the shops, fuel stations and other business establishments were shut in Srinagar, officials said.Officials also added that public transport was sparse but private cars, cabs and auto-rickshaws were plying in many areas of the city. Private educational institutions were shut because of the strike, the officials said. They said similar reports were received from other district headquarters of the valley. There were no restrictions on the movement of people anywhere in Kashmir, the officials said. Separatists, under the banner of Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), had asked people to observe a complete strike today against the recent civilian killings allegedly in firing by security forces.last_img read more

Abhishek Bachchan in film on kabaddi?

first_imgActor Abhishek Bachchan, who owns Jaipur Pink Panthers, a franchise of the Pro Kabaddi League, may do a full-fledged movie on the sport.It may be too early to talk about the movie, but sources close to the project say it would be as inspirational a film about the game of kabaddi as Chak De! India was for hockey.Abhishek makes sure he is physically present to cheer and motivate his kabaddi team, the Jaipur Pink Panthers.”Abhishek wants to make sure it’s the perfect kabaddi film. He’s on the lookout for the script,” said a source.For now, making kabaddi into a cool game is Abhishek’s game-plan. Though he is committed to join his good friend Shah Rukh Khan on their global tour to promote their film Happy New Year September onwards, Abhishek is making the best of the time before the concert tours to promote his kabaddi team at matches all over India.Abhishek makes sure he is physically present to cheer and motivate his kabaddi team, the Jaipur Pink Panthers.”There is little point in associating with a team, no matter which game, unless you’re physically present to motivate them,” said Abhishek.last_img read more

Spurs retire Manu Ginobili’s jersey during emotional ceremony

first_imgCayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants The Spurs retired Ginobili’s No. 20 following a 116-110 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night.“What am I doing here,” Ginobili said. “I had no expectations of being here when I was growing up.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsHe and Bill Bradley are the only players to win an NBA championship, Euroleague title and an Olympic gold medal. Ginobili won four NBA titles with the Spurs. Despite all his accomplishments and talent, Ginobili accepted a role coming off San Antonio’s bench for all but 349 of his 1,057 games during his 16 seasons with the Spurs.“To me, he’s the definition of Spurs basketball because he had no ego,” former Spurs point guard Tony Parker said. Parker and Tim Duncan honored the fellow Big Three star during a funny and heartfelt ceremony that also included speeches by Popovich and former Spurs and Argentina teammate Fabricio Oberto.Former San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili’s jersey is unveiled in the rafters of the AT&T Center during his retirement ceremony after the Spurs’ NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Thursday, March 28, 2019, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 116-110. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)While Ginobili’s jersey now rests alongside those belonging to Johnny Moore, Avery Johnson, Bruce Bowen, James Silas, Tim Duncan, Sean Elliott, George Gervin and David Robinson, the thousands of No. 20 jerseys worn by the fans in attendance is proof he remains dear to the fans’ heart.“His presence off the court was always something special,” Popovich said. “The people here took him in as one of their own and he allowed it to happen. He’s a very warm individual and understood his responsibility to the community. It was a great marriage from day one to this day.”Ginobili spent his entire NBA career with the Spurs, where he became arguably the most beloved player in franchise history.“First time I’m on the court, you guys are cheering and chanting my name and I felt like you guys had my back,” Ginobili said, thanking the sellout crowd.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Google Philippines names new country director PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Former San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili watches as his jersey is unveiled in the rafters of the AT&T Center during his retirement ceremony after the Spurs’ NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Thursday, March 28, 2019, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 116-110. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)SAN ANTONIO — Manu Ginobili would have been happy to retire quietly without the Spurs retiring his jersey, but San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said the humble Argentinian has no choice but to accept with the same passion he gave to the game.“When you’re that great, you have to go through it, so we’re going to make him go through it,” Popovich said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles LATEST STORIES Gervin, Robinson, Duncan and Parker are among the most popular but none captured the city’s devotion as much as Ginobili. His ability to speak Spanish in a city predominantly Hispanic played a part in his popularity, but his humility, recklessness, fire and endeared him to the team’s rabid fanbase.“Because he’s always 100 percent natural,” former Spurs forward Boris Diaw said. “He just had a great connection with the fans, he spent a lot of time with them. He would never say no to take a picture, never say no to take a picture.”Ginobili’s introduction to the team was inauspicious. The Spurs drafted a then unknown Ginobili with the 57th pick of the 1999 draft and let him stay in the Euroleague for a few more seasons.“We pick people I’ve never heard of. I hear … Emmaniel Ginili,” Duncan said, recreating the puzzled look of draft day.But it quickly became apparent what San Antonio had from the moment the then-mop-topped 25-year-old stepped onto the court against the Los Angeles Lakers on Oct. 29, 2002.“He was like a mustang out in the field somewhere,” Popovich said. “That’s how he lived his life on the court he was fearless and wild and did things that won games.”Popovich said Ginobili helped him become a better coach because he was able to take a step back and not nitpick over. Even if meant watching a pass sail into the stands.“Nobody can control Manu,” Parker said. “Manu is going to be Manu.”Ginobili also displayed an offensive style that has been adopted by an entire generation. His breakneck Euro-step, wrap-around ballhandling, hard fakes and step-back 3s have been adopted by players such as James Harden.“Manu brought something new, something different and a lot of young guys at the time look at him and trying to copy it and seeing that it was working,” Diaw said. “So, I think it’s the guys we see now on the court are the young guys (watching Ginobili) from a few years ago.” MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving GALLERY: ONE Championship holds star-studded ‘A New Era’ presser Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag View commentslast_img read more

Money laundering in Dubai will be difficult for Indians now read to

first_imgRepresentational image of cash theft.PixabayDubai has planned to impose a new value-added tax (VAT) which will not only make money laundering more costly but compliance with the tax regulations will also leave a paper trail.The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will commence the new VAT regulation from January 1, 2018, at the rate of 5 percent and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members which include Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Qatar will also impose the VAT but a year later, Economic Times reported.According to Economic Times, for years, paper transactions between the newly formed companies in UAE were shown as genuine business deals to legitimise undisclosed, untaxed income.Soon after changing black money to white money, the funds collected were then parked with banks in Dubai or invested in other countries or would come back to India as foreign direct investment in the Indian companies.Now such transactions from one company to the other will now attract a VAT of 5 percent. Further, the entities will also have to maintain a regular book of accounts for any transactions.”Besides higher cost of operations on account of VAT, entities in Dubai will be forced to maintain regular books of accounts. This will enable UAE authorities to monitor their activities and track the transaction trail,” said Dilip Lakhani, senior chartered accountant.”Till the time other creative and ingenious ways are discovered, VAT can go a long way in curbing money laundering,” he added. How does money laundering happen?The money laundering typically includes a chain of companies. For instance, firm A which receives funds through undisclosed and untaxed income initially transfers the money to firm B on the grounds of false invoices. Then, firm B, in turn, enters into a similar deal with firm C.Once the money is transferred to firm C, companies A and B shut down to remove the trail and no records would remain to find out if the companies actually existed.However, now with the implementation of the new tax system on transactions, this easy transferring of money will not be possible due to VAT registration and tax payment records of A and B that will always remain as a proof even if the companies cease to exist. An artist’s impression of Dubai’s “The Tower” that would be the world’s tallest tower. [Representational Image]Emaar Properties/Handout via REUTERSFurther, according to recent reports even European Union’s (EU) finance ministers adopted a blacklist of 17 jurisdictions deemed to be tax havens, including UAE and Bahrain in an attempt to fight worldwide money laundering.The countries on the blacklist are barred by EU institutions for any international financial transactions and also any transactions involving them could be subject to closer scrutiny.”There will be some amount of disruption in UAE starting Jan 2018. Considering that UAE has been blacklisted by EU, all steps are being taken to comply very seriously with various guidelines,” said Mitil Chokshi, senior partner at chartered accountant firm Chokshi & Chokshi.last_img read more