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3rd 2010 National Communication Partnership draws hundreds

first_imgMr Tim Modise: Chief Communications and Marketing Officer:2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee.At least 500 delegates attended the first day of the 2010 National Communication Partnership (NCP) conference held today, at the Sandton Convention Centre.Johannesburg, South Africa: The conference, now in its third year, aims to make it possible for African communicators to exchange ideas and practical suggestions on how to project a positive image and reputation of our continent to the world, using the opportunities presented by the FIFA Football World Cup in 2010, said Nkwenkwe Nkomo, Co-Chairperson of the National Communication Partnership. It is themed ‘Africa’s time has come, Mobilising for 2010 and beyond.’“We wanted to achieve a coherent and action-oriented plan. The conference was also a way to build African solidarity and to foster a climate that contributes to African growth and development,” explained Nkomo.The keynote address, delivered by South Africa’s Minister in The Presidency, Dr Essop Pahad re-iterated the significance of the much awaited event for the African Continent.“In our communication of the 2010 world cup, we need to give real meaning to what we said when we told the world that this is going to be an African World Cup.As the government of the Republic of South Africa, we feel very encouraged that our brothers and sisters from other parts of the African continent have heeded the call and made an effort to be with us over the next two days. This partnership means a lot to us as the host nation,” said Minister Pahad.Mr Moeketsi Mosola, the acting Chief Executive Officer of The International Marketing Council, custodian of Brand South Africa, noted the strong representation at this year’s conference from other countries. What will happen at Soccer City or the Moses Mabidha Stadium in Durban in June and July of 2010 will thus also influence global perceptions about Botswana, Uganda, Cameroon and about Tunisia.“These two days will provide us with opportunities to shape the positive messages, about our continent and its people that we would want to leave a lasting impressions for those who will attend the event,” said Mosola in his opening remarks.Other key speakers included Peter Mutie, Chairman of the Public Relations Society of Kenya, Dr Irvin Khoza, the Chairman for 2010 Local Organising Committee, Mr Trevor Ncube, CEO of Mail & Guardian, Mr Themba Maseko, CEO,Government Communications & Information System and many more who all touched on pertinent issues around communication in the context of 2010. Delegates represented were from Botswana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria,Sudan, Swaziland and Tanzania. For more Information.Keynote Address: Minister in the Presidency, Dr. Essop Pahad.Ends.Issued by: Meropa CommunicationsOn behalf of: The National Communication PartnershipFor more information contact:Lauretta Theys or Nthabiseng Moseki: 011 772 1000/ 083 444 4755laurettat@meropa.co.za / nthabisengm@meropa.co.zaGosebo Mathope: 011 483 0122/078 784 3724gosebom@brandsouthafrica.comlast_img read more

Will graphene radios unlock IoT access to terahertz band?

first_imgTags:#Graphene#Internet of Things#IoT#terahertz band Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Ryan Matthew Pierson If you use wireless connections on your various devices today, there’s a very good chance that device is using a shared area of the wireless spectrum called radio waves. These waves float all around us, every day. Our phones, Wi-Fi routers, and even the electric meters on the side of our homes use radio waves to communicate.With so many devices coming online now with the proliferation of the Internet of Things, this spectrum is becoming a very cluttered place.See also: Are smart city startups really just Cleantech 2.0?The terahertz band, however, is like a brand new toll road. It’s paved and ready with many lanes open for traffic. Unfortunately, there aren’t a lot of people using it. This is due to the fact that for decades we’ve been using radio waves and all of the accessible technology does, too.This means innovators need to think outside the radio wave. They need to come up with a new technology that can communicate efficiently on the terahertz band.Dr. Josep Jornet, an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, is currently working on a three-year research project leveraging a $600k grant from the United States Air Force Office of Scientific Research.The goal of this program: to develop a wireless network that operates in the terahertz band.Jornet recently noted from the University of Buffalo, “For wireless communication, the terahertz band is like an express lane. But there’s a problem: there are no entrance ramps.”Terahertz band: The challenge and the solutionTerahertz waves have a lot of great communications potential. It’s a space where data can be transmitted much faster than through radio waves. It is also largely virgin territory free from the noise that millions of wireless devices are generating.Unfortunately, there is a downside to these waves. It is difficult to use them to carry a signal across long distances.  Where you can use a relatively low-powered radio transmitter to send a signal across miles or even into space, the terahertz wave is a bit more complex.One solution being examined by Jornet and his team are tiny graphene-based radios that enable nano-devices to not only send and receive data, but to do so as part of a type of nano-swarm that enables the signal to be transmitted across a longer distance.Instead of sending a slow signal from point to point using radio waves, these little nano radios would carry a signal through many different smaller points. This allows a lot more data to travel a greater distance.The result, tiny nano devices sending and receiving data at a rate of over 1 terabit per second. That’s fast.These antennas are also remarkably small thanks to the graphene materials. They are just 10-100 nanometers wide and one micrometer long. For reference: a nanometer is one billionth of a meter.The applications for this technology are very real. The medical field would benefit greatly from nano-machines that can travel harmlessly through the human body, reporting any issues and offering valuable insights into the patient’s health.If this research proves fruitful, we could be seeing another big step towards not just a better Internet of Things, but an Internet of Nano-things. Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You…center_img Follow the Puck Related Posts Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to…last_img read more

German national beaten by railway contractor in Uttar Pradesh

first_imgA German national was allegedly beaten by a railway contractor at the Robertsganj railway station in the district, police said on SundayThe incident comes days after a Swiss couple were attacked near the railway station at Agra’s Fatehpur Sikri.Holger Ereek was allegedly beaten by railway contractor Aman Kumar on Saturday after which the station master informed the police. Circle officer Vivekanand Tiwari said that the accused has been arrested.However, the railway contractor alleged that when he greeted Ereek by saying “welcome to India”, he hit him. The victim refused to talk to the media.Not the first incidentOn October 22, the Swiss couple from Lausanne in Switzerland, Quentin Jeremy Clerc (24) and his girlfriend Marie Droz (24), was chased and attacked with stones and sticks by a group of five youths in Fatehpur Sikri, triggering widespread outrage.The couple was quoted as saying in a media report that they were strolling near the station at Fatehpur Sikri after a day in Agra when a group of youths started following them and later attacked.The couple said as they lay on the ground bloodied and bruised, bystanders began taking videos of them on their mobile phones, the report said. All the accused were arrested and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had sought a report from the UP government on the attack.Union Minister of State for Tourism K.J Alphons had written to State Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, saying the incident could have a negative impact on the image of the country.UP Director General of Police Sulkhan Singh had issued a list of guidelines, including deployment of policemen in plain clothes, more patrolling and installation of CCTV cameras, to prevent such incidents.The couple were also offered a free stay in 5-star hotel in the national capital as a “token of concern” by Mr. Alphons.last_img read more