Peter Wright on his walk-on song and trademark dance | Darts News

first_img– Advertisement – – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Before winning the World Championship, Peter Wright explained the story behind his walk-on and that trademark dance move on the stage In the third of our series, the world champion Peter Wright tells us the story behind his walk-on song and dance.Back on January 1 as Peter Wright lifted the Sid Waddell trophy, no one could have imagined how this year was going to pan out.Listen to the Darts Show podcast on: Spotify | Apple | CastboxFollowing that famous evening, Wright would have been relishing visiting arenas all over the world, being introduced as the world champion and entertaining sell-out crowds with his colourful outfits and legendary walk-on dance.However, since the global pandemic, walk-ons have become a little different which gives us even more reason to remind ourselves of how Wright, winner of the European Championship at the weekend, usually makes his entrance. 3:24 Before winning the World Championship, Peter Wright explained the story behind his walk-on and that trademark dance move on the stage In the latest special series from The Darts Show podcast Wright tells us the story behind his walk-on song, the dance that gets every party started and the Snakebite persona that he adorns for the stage; Download & subscribe to The Darts Show podcast via Spotify By Henry ChardLast Updated: 03/11/20 6:29amcenter_img Peter Wright will defend his world title this year Peter Wright will defend his world title this year

Alabama vs. Auburn odds, prediction, betting trends for Iron Bowl on CBS

first_imgNo. 5 Alabama (10-1) travels to Jordan-Hare Stadium to face No. 16 Auburn (8-3) in the latest installment of the Iron Bowl. This is the Crimson Tide’s last chance to impress the College Football Playoff committee. Game time is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on CBS.Alabama remains in the Playoff debate but will not have the luxury of playing in the SEC championship game. Backup quarterback Mac Jones replaced injured starter Tua Tagovailoa this week, and the margin of victory will be over-analyzed if the Crimson Tide can pull this one off. WEEK 14 PICKS: Straight up | Against the spreadAuburn is battle-tested, having played three games against top-10 opponents. Auburn lost all three of those games, but this is a chance for freshman quarterback Bo Nix to take some of the ever-present heat off coach Gus Malzahn.The Iron Bowl is always a big deal, and this year is no exception. With that in mind, here’s everything you need for Saturday’s matchup:Alabama vs. Auburn oddsSpread: Alabama -3.5Point total: 49.5Moneyline: Alabama -110, Auburn-110Alabama is a 3.5-point favorite, according to odds at Sportsbook Review, and 52 percent of the wagering has come in favor of the Crimson Tide:Alabama vs. Auburn all-time seriesThe Crimson Tide lead the all-time series with the Tigers 45-31-1. Auburn, however, is 13-9 when both teams are ranked.Three trends to know— Alabama coach Nick Saban is 8-4 against the Tigers since taking over for the Crimson Tide in 2007. Three of those losses were at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Saban also is 2-3 in the Iron Bowl when both teams are ranked.— The Tigers are 7-2 against the spread as a home underdog under Gus Malzahn. Auburn is 2-1 against the spread as an underdog this season.— Under Saban, Alabama is 30-20 against the spread as a road favorite — a 60 percent success rate.WEEK 14 PROJECTIONS: Bowls | PlayoffThree things to watchBo over the top?Nix has been all or nothing in spots for the Tigers this season, but he needs to follow the formula set by Nick Marshall (2013) and Jarrett Stidham (2017). Those two quarterbacks beat Alabama by completing 72.7 percent of their passes without throwing an interception in the last two victories. More importantly, they averaged 75 yards rushing with a touchdown apiece. Nix needs to be a factor with his legs in this game.Auburn defensive frontThe Tigers are at home, and this is a game where their defensive line has to be a factor against a quarterback making his first road start. Can Derrick Brown and Co. rattle Jones into a few ill-timed throws? That means forcing some third-and-longs and staying on their 3.3 yards-per-carry average. Look for Alabama to try to counter with Najee Harris early. Harris averages 6.0 yards per carry and 12.1 yards per catch.Beauty pageant effectAlabama can’t worry about the scoreboard: They need to win the game first. It will be interesting to see how the Crimson Tide handles this game if they pull away in the second half. Saban’s eight victories in the Iron Bowl have come by an average of 24.5 points per game. It might take that kind of blowout to keep the Crimson Tide in the CFP discussion. Stat that mattersJones averages 15.2 yards per completion with a few starts under his belt. If he can spread the wealth to that all-world group of receivers in Jerry Jeudy, DeVonta Smith, Henry Ruggs III and Jaylen Waddle, then Alabama should be able to get out of Jordan-Hare Stadium with a victory. The Tigers’ secondary has come up with just seven interceptions this season.Alabama vs. Auburn predictionEmotions run high early, and Auburn grabs an early lead after a Jones turnover. The Tigers can’t build on that, however, and Alabama eventually hits on the big pass plays. Harris is a major factor in the second half, and the Crimson Tide pull away. The Tigers hit a cosmetic touchdown late to keep this from being a full-fledged blowout.Final score: Alabama 34, Auburn 23last_img read more

49ers mailbag: ‘Shouldn’t they shop Richard Sherman?’

first_imgSANTA CLARA – It’s become a fall tradition: 49ers lose, 49ers fans vent in our weekly mailbag. Let’s get on with it then, via our Twitter suggestion box:Do the niners stay with CJ or go in another direction? No, I don’t want Kap back he’s trash. (@winwith49ers)It’s C.J. Beathard or bust, and bust is picking up steam. Beathard’s mixed results aren’t jeopardizing his job, yet. More turnovers and more losses will. But the 49ers invested a third-round draft pick on him, and through essentially …last_img read more

Athletics players set, match career highs in win over Tigers

first_imgOAKLAND — The A’s beat the Detroit Tigers, 10-2, on Saturday night.The bullpen was stretched pretty thin following Friday’s quasi-double-header. Chris Bassitt got the most out of his start, holding the Tigers to two runs through six innings. He stuck out a career-high 11 batters on 108 pitches.Matt Olson hit his 29th home run of the year, tying his 2018 high despite missing the first 35 games of the season as he recovered from hamate surgery. He went 4-for-4 with three RBI, it was his first …last_img read more

Sharks look ‘lifeless’ as win streak is halted at three

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSAN JOSE — Nearly four weeks after their last meeting, the Sharks still didn’t have much of an answer for Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck.The Sharks had 33 shots in Wednesday’s game at SAP Center but could only muster a goal by Melker Karlsson in a 5-1 loss to the Jets that snapped San Jose’s three game winning streak.“We just weren’t good enough,” Sharks captain Logan Couture said. “Power play wasn’t good, …last_img read more

Sport and recreational flying in SA

first_imgAfrica is known for the blueness of its skies. And here on the southern tip of Africa, in South Africa, those skies offer an ideal opportunity to learn how to fly from world-class instructors in a wide range of awesome locations.ParaglidingIf you’re into paragliding or hang gliding, the sky’s the limit in South Africa! Visitors from overseas are well catered for, and a good number of air schools offer training in other languages besides English, such as German and Portuguese.If you’re visiting South Africa to obtain a licence, it’s a great opportunity to choose a location where you can mix in flying with exploration of a beautiful, diverse country.SOUTH AFRICAN AVIATION LINKSMicrolighting links: see further below43 Air School. Located at Port Alfred on the Eastern Cape coast. Offers a wide variety of courses to airline, military, corporate and self-sponsored students from around the world.Aero Sport Western Cape Flight School offers training on all types of three axes, two axes, weight shift and gyrocopters. It is located as Fisantekraal Airfield, on the outskirts of Cape Town, and outside controlled airspace.Airborne Aviation was founded in 1972 and is based at Benoni Brakpan Airfield, 18 kilometres south of Johannesburg International Airport. They have a fleet of eight aircraft and offer a variety of licences, including multi-engine.Aircraft Fractional Ownership Services operates a flight training school on all levels of fixed-wing licences, using five different types of aircraft. The school is located at the Rand Airport in Germiston.Aero Club of South Africa. South Africa’s national federation for sport and recreational aviation covers all sectors of the sport, from power flight to gliding, ballooning and modelling.Aeronav Academy was established in 1974 and offers a comprehensive list of training courses, including for foreign students. It is based at Lanseria Airport in Johannesburg.Aircraft Homebuilders Association of South Africa. Founded in 1992 by people interested in building their own airplanes using locally available material.Air Safety Pilot Academy operates from the Rand Airport in Germiston. They present a variety of courses and also have a pilot shop with useful aids for pilots.Air Show South Africa. Everything you need to know about organising and attending air shows in SA.Algoa Flight Centre. Located at Port Elizabeth Airport. Has decades of experience in training pilots, with standards on a par with the best in the world.Alpine Aviation operates from Grand Central Airport in Midrand presents a comprehensive list of training, including PPL, CPL, and ATPL for helicopters. It is also available for charters and hangarage.Aptrac Aviation offers private and commercial pilots’ training and operates out of Port Elizabeth airport. The fleet consists of Cessna and Piper Aircraft and a Beech Duchess.Association of Virtual Aviation of South Africa. Deals with flight simulation and the worlds that can be created through local area networks or the internet. Participants fly in virtual airspace, for virtual airlines, and learn proper communications. To join a virtual airline, visit the Independent Airlines website.AV8 Helicopters is based at the East London Airport and offers flying lessons covering a wide range of licences, private charters, and flights along the Wild Coast.Aviation towards Success is based at Grand Central Airport in Midrand and offers training on three different types of helicopter. Charters are also available, as well as surveillance and vehicle tracking.Babcock Central Flying Academy operates from the Grand Central Airport in Midrand, Gauteng. It offers all levels of pilots’ licences – SPL, PPL, CPL, ATPL – as well as simulator and helicopter training.BAC Helicopters is based in Durban and offers training for Private Pilots and Commercial Pilots licences. Charters are also available, as well as tours, trips and rides, among other services.Balloon and Airship Federation of South Africa. Controlling body for recreational and sport ballooning in SA, and a section of the Aero Club of SA. Organises the annual South African Hot Air Balloon Championships, and offers a calendar of events.Base 4 Aviation offers a helicopter commercial licence course on four different types of choppers. All training takes place from rom the General Aviation Area at Cape Town International Airport. Charters are also available.Bevrick Air is situated at Kimberley Airport and offers seven-day-a-week training, from PPL to ATPL, and is also available for hire and fly, as well as charter, including cross-border flights.Blue Chip Flight School offers a vareity of licences, for both single engine and multi- engine aircraft, and boasts a fleet of one Cessna 150 Skylark aerobatic and eight Cessna 172 Skylarks. They’re based at Wonderboom Airport in Pretoria and also have aircraft available for hire and fly.Border Aviation Club & Flight School has been around since the 1940s and is based at the East London Airport. It offers student pilot’s, private pilot’s and commercial pilot’s licence training, among others, and has a fleet of four different aircraft, as well as an AS 98 simulator.Cape Flying Services operates out of George in the southern Cape. Twelve private pilot’s license courses are presented each year, while the professional pilot’s license (CPL) is also on offer. The fleet includes Piper, Cessna and Jabiru aircraft.The Cape Town Flight Training Centre is based at Fisantekraal Airfield, near Cape Town. It has five full-time instructors and a fleet of eight aircraft, including a Yak-52 aerobatic trainer. The Centre offers a comprehensive list of courses for various licences.Cape Town Flying Club was established in 2006 after the amalgamation of the Good Hope Flying Club and Cape Aero Club. It provides all forms of flying training, as well as self-fly hire. It is based at Cape Town International Airport.Civair is based as Cape Town International Airpor and offers both helicopter and fixed wing training. In addition, charters around the Cape Town and the Peninsula are available.Comefly Pilot Centre. Located at Virginia Airport in Durban. Offers recreational and professional pilot training, microlighting licences, as well as scenic flights for unforgettable views of the KwaZulu-Natal coast.Disabled Aviation Association of South Africa. Empowering people to overcome their limitations through aviation. Affiliated to the Aero Club of SA.Experimental Aircraft Association. Promotes the building, restoration and flying of home-built aircraft.The Flight Training College, in George in the picturesque southern Cape, offers alls levels of fixed-wing and helicopter training. It also features a Piper Seneca III simulator. There are 12 personal pilot’s licences courses held each year and it is even possible to do courses part-time, although building up flying hours is difficult using this method.Flight Training Services operates out of Grand Central Airport, in Midrand, Gauteng and offers training from private pilot’s licence to airline transport licence. They boast an impressive fleet of over 20 aircraft.Freedom Flight School is based at the Bapsfontein Aerodrome in Ekhuruleni. It offers lessons in microlighting from instructors with over 50 years of cumulative experience.G4 Helicopters presents helicopter training for the private pilot’s and commercial licences and operates from Margate Airport on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast. It utilises six different types of helicopter.Helicopter and Aeroplane Training and Charters operates from the V & A Waterfront and features training for helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft, as well as charters to some exciting Cape destinations, including, among others, whale watching, shark cage diving, and sightseeing over the Mother City.Helicopter Charter and Training has been in operation since 1993 and operates from Port Elizabeth Airport. They offer training for various helicopter licences, as well as charters.Henley Air , which is based at Rand Airport in Germiston, is a family-owned helicopter charter and flight training business. They have training for private pilot’s and commercial licences and also offer charters.Hover Dynamics is based at Grand Central Airport in Midrand, Gauteng, and at the Kimberley International Airport. They boast a big fleet of 15 helicopters and offer training for the private pilot’s licence, as well as hire and fly, and charters too.Hover Dynamics Mpumalanga is based at the Grand Central Airport in Midrand, Johannesburg, and at the Nelspruit Airfield in Mpumalanga. They have a helicopter training school, charter services, are a registered aircraft maintenance organisation, also sell helicopters, and offer comprehensive services and advice for anything related to helicopters.The Johannesburg School of Flying, at the Rand Airport, offers training for the private pilot’s and commercial pilot’s licences, in a fleet of Cessna 152s and 172s, while there is a Piper PA-28-181 for multi-engine conversions.JNC Helicopters operates from Virginia Airport in Durban, and has training courses for the private pilot’s and commercial pilot’s licences. Also on offer are charters to an enticing variety of pictureque destinations, along with some other specialised services.The Krugersdorp Flying Club is based at the Jack Taylor Airfield, two kilometres west of Krugersdorp, now known as Mogale City. The airfield has a host of fine facilities and is home to three flying schools.Lanseria Flight Centre is based at Lanseria Airport in Johannesburg and offers private pilot’s, commercial, and the airline transport pilot’s licence, as well as helicopter training on a wide variety of aircraft, 22 in total. Foreign students are also specifically catered for.Leading Edge Flight School offers lessons in microlights or scenic trips in them in the Hoedspruit and Phalaborwa area, including over the Blyde River Canyon, the third largest canyon in the world. Loutzavia is located at Wonderboom Airport in Pretoria. It features a flight training division, with courses from PPL (private pilot license) to ATPL (Airline Transport Pilot License) with experienced pilots. It has 20 aircraft and 15 full-time instructors.The Lowveld Aero Club is the oldest flying club in South Africa and based at the Nelspruit Airport. Private pilot’s licence training is available, as is self-catering accommodation.The Marula Gyro Flight School is located at the Marula Lodge in the Limpopo province and presents training in a Sycamore Gyro Plane. The flight training is a minimum of 25 hours in length, while a further operational training course of 20 hours is also available.Madiba Bay School of Flight is based at Port Elizabeth Airport. It offers training for private pilot’s, commercial, and multi-engine licences in three Cessna 150s, a Cessna 182RG, a Piper Cherokee, and a Beechcraft Baron-58.Majestic Air Charters and Travel operates throughout South Africa and into neighbouring countries. It provides flying safaris, including six- and nine-day packages. National Airways Corporation carries out airline training at 43 Air School in Port Alfred. It also has an Air School at Lanseria Airport in Johannesburg, while NAC Flight School at the Rand Airport specialises in advanced heilcopter training. Pilot training is also offered a Rand Airport.The Outeniqua Flight Academy, in Plettenberg Bay, offers training for all levels of pilot’s licences on fixed-wing aircraft, with helicopter courses set to be added before the end of 2011. Accommodation facilities are available at the airfield. Phoebus Apollo has been training pilots for over 20 years, from private pilots to airline pilots. It is based at the Rand Airport in Germiston and has a fleet consisting of a Cessna C152, three Cessna C172s, a Cessna C172RG, used for advanced training, and a Piper Aztec, used for multi-engine training.The Pietermaritzburg Aero Club is based as Oribi Airport in Pietermaritzburg and offers training for the private pilot’s licence, utilising three different aircraft. The club describes itself as “an independent, non-profit organisation aimed at fostering aviation in general and at providing flying to its members at the lowest possible rates.”Powered Flight , based at Wonderboom Airport in Pretoria, offers flight training under experienced instructors. They have a simulator for a less expensive means of learning and also offer charter services.Precision Aviation Services (PAS) operates from Wonderboom Airport in Pretoria and has a training school for helicopters, including for game capture pilots. They also undertake the maintenance, repair and sale of helicopters.Pretoria Flying School operates from the Wonderbook Airport. They offer a wide variety of courses, including private pilot’s licence, commercial licence, and airline transport pilot’s licence. The school also features the prototype of the WX-400 Flight Navigational Procedural Trainer (FNPT II) flight simulator, which was designed by South Africans for South African flying training under South African flying conditions.Progress Flight Academy, flying out of the Progress Aerodrome, near Port Elizabeth, utilises late model Piper Warrior and Piper Seminole aeroplanes for training for the commercial pilot’s license and the commercial pilot’s license.Sky Raiders, located at the Rand Airport in Germiston, offers a host of licence training options, as well as plane rental. Their fleet consists of various Piper Cherokees, two Piper Arrows, a Barron 55, and, for aerobatic training, two Extra 300 Ls.The South African Flight Training Academy is based 40 kilometres from Johannesburg, in Heidelberg. It offers all levels of pilot training and utilises a fleet of Cessna C152s and C172s as primary trainers, a Mooney for advanced single engine training, and Piper Senecas as multi-engine trainers. There is also a Simuflight full visual three-channel simulator certified to FNPT II for advanced training and instrument rating and CPL and ATP renewals.The South African Gyroplane Society represents gyroplane pilots and enthusiasts in Southern Africa. Their website features sections on the Association, instructors, articles, events, a gallery, videos, classifieds, links, and archive and frequently asked questions.The South African Model Aircraft Association overseas model aircraft activities in South Africa, including the safeguarding of airspace and radio frequencies. It also provides legal frequencies in South Africa, advice, guidance, dealer’s web pages, a diary of events, and much more. In addition, it offers links to a good number of websites focusing on various aspects of model aircraft.South African Power Flying Assocation. Oversees the President’s Trophy Air Race, first held in 1937 and one of the most prestigious events on today’s aviation calendar. Affiliated to the Aero Club of SA.Sport Aerobatic Club of South Africa. Overseas sport aerobatics in the country. Affiliated to the Aero Club of SA.Springbok Aviation Academy, in Mossel Bay, opened in 1987 and offers a wide variety of training courses. International students are catered for. Other offerings include a scenic introductory flight, hire and fly, flying safaris, and foreign crew licence validation.Starlite Aviation offers helicopter training for commercial pilots, as well as an extensive list of other helicopter-based services. They operate out of Durban and Johannesburg.Stellenbosch Flying Club. Flight training in the Cape Winelands, with the Hottentots Holland Mountain Range overlooking the airfield.TH Aviation ConneXions offers aeroplane, helicopter and microlight training. They’re based between the Kruger National Park and the Drakensberg, in Mpumalanga. They also offer charters and air safaris to other southern Africa countries.Unitas Flying school is based at the Vereeniging Airport in Gauteng. Private pilot’s and commercial licence training is on offer.Virginia Flight School has been operating since 1989 and is the largest fixed-wing flight training organisation in KwaZulu-Natal. It is based at the Virginia Airport in Durban and offers training for the private pilot’s licence, the commercial pilots’ licence, and also for the airline transport pilot’s licence.The Western Transvaal Flying School is based at the PC Pelser Airport in Klerksdorp and offers a full range of training courses. Hire and fly is available, as is accommodation on site.Wings over Africa is based at Delta 200 Airfield, about half-an-hour from Cape Town. They offer National Pilots license and Private Pilots License training and have three aircraft available. Instruction is given in English, Afrikaans, German or Portuguese.Zero Four Flight School is located in Margate, on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast. It offers the private pilot’s licence and commercial licence.SOUTH AFRICAN MICROLIGHTING LINKSAquila Microlight Safaris offers the Microlight Pilot’s Licence, as well as scenic flights. In addition, Aquila specialises in aerial photography, providing some remarkable pictures of the world as seen from above. Aquila Microlight Safaris is based at Wintervogel Airfield on a privately owned farm near Malmsbury in the Western Cape.Ballito Microlight School is less than a 30 minute drive from Durban on the KwaZulu- Natal north coast. It offers flight training, not only for individuals, but also for companies.Fun flights along the beautiful coastline are also available.Eagles’ Wings Microlight School is based at the Graaff-Reinet Airport in the Eastern Cape. Conditions in that part of South Africa are ideal for microlights and other aviation sports. The School offers South African Civil Aviation Authority approved training and courses are tailor-made for students, including for overseas visitors. Eagle’s Wings also offers early morning flights over the Karoo with experienced instructors. Emoyeni Aviation Park, Guest Lodge, and Conference Centre is located near Camperdown, not far from Pietermaritzburg and easily accessible from Durban. They offer an interesting variety of adrenaline-pumping adventure activities, including micro-lighting, white-water rafting, off-road motorcycle riding, skydiving, hang-gliding, abseiling and water-skiing. Emoyeni is ideally positioned for fantastic aerial viewing of the Valley of a Thousand Hills.Flight Schools South Africa shows you where you can undergo training throughout South Africa. From airplanes to helicopters to microlights, they can steer you in the right direction.Light Flight is conveniently based at Cato Ridge, almost midway between Durban and Pietermaritzburg. On offer is microlight training in a variety of microlights with experienced instructors.The Microlight and Light Sport Aircraft Association of South Africa is the national flying club representing all microlight pilots in South Africa. Its objectives include encouraging, developing, and promoting private and sporting microlighting. The website provides news, an events’ calendar, and categories dealing with various aspects of flying.Microlighters.co.za is a popular forum where microlighters can get together and discuss a wide variety of things, including technical, training, gyro, and accident and incident reports. There are also sections for events and destinations; classifieds; and commercial, clubs, and official sections.The Pyramid Flight School is located at the Pyramid Airfield in Barberton, Mpumalanga and offers microlight training. Either part-time or full-time courses available.Rosslyn Microflyers has a microlight flight training school at Kroon, with four instructors, to the north west of Pretoria. They offer introductory flights to get a feel for the freedom of a microlight.Sky Riders Flight School is one of the largest microlight training schools in South Africa and many of the instructors have earned their nationals colours in the sport. They operate the biggest microlighting airport in South Africa, called Microland, at Bapsfontein, a short distance north east of Kempton Park, where one finds the Johannesburg International Airport.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Launching A Video Product The Right Way – 5 Tips from NAB

first_imgIf you’re launching a new product, service or gizmo pick up some tips from the big players at the 2013 National Association of Broadcasters Show.Watching the new product launches from Adobe, Avid, Blackmagic Design and many of the other big players in the world of production and post happening this week, here are 5 thoughts on how to launch a product well.#1 – Get out ahead of the packAdobe’s move this year was to get out ahead of the NAB scrum by launching their products in the run up to NAB. On April 4th Adobe hit the web with plenty of videos and bloggers announcing the new features to Adobe Premiere, After Effects and the other core programs. Being first means you get the spotlight all to yourself for a while, and then plenty of interested buyers and users follow up at the show.  The downside however is that being first also means you become the “old news” sooner. What Adobe have done well is provided the online post community with plenty of fodder to fill their blogs, helping spread the word.#2 – Arrive, ready to sellMichael Kammes was helpfully tweeting away images during the AJA presentation and one slide in particular stood out to me. By emphasising that they are ready to ship their announced products, and in fact you can buy them at the show, AJA are setting themselves apart for a lot of the rest of the NAB crowd – especially after all of Blackmagic’s delivery problems last year. Being ready to sell is a valuable way to make a quick sale, rather than giving excited post-production people too long to evaluate their potential purchases, and if you offer a ‘NAB show only’ discounted price the ‘must buy now’ feeling will only increase.#3 – Tweet it up – join in the communityAvid has smartly joined forces with the #postchat community to have a ‘live tweet-up’ fresh off the back of their NAB announcements, ready to answer any questions about the new features and generally expand the launch pad. Live social media engagement is a simple and cost-effective way to build on established relationships, and make an impression on newer members of that community, to be known as an ‘interactive’ business who are committed to hearing from their professional users. As opposed to an entirely secretive company like Apple.#4 – Invest in great videosThe newcomers who are generating the greatest amount of online buzz are FreeFly with the MoVi rig. They’ve timed everything to perfection; setting the anticipation growing with a teaser blog post from Vincent Laforet ahead of NAB, then launching their product videos a few days before, so that (presumably) people can get their hands on one for themselves at the show. There’s no point launching a new product in a crowded hall if no one knows its there. With their excellent behind the scenes videos they’ve ensured that many production people will be beating a path to their booth. Taking the time (and the money) to invest in great online product videos with suitably high production value should hopefully pay off in spades for this new company.#5 – Steal everyone else’s thunderBlackmagic Design I feel have been the smartest marketers so far at this years NAB. On the very same day (April 4th) that Adobe launches their online presence, this photo ‘leaking’ the new DaVinci Resolve 10 turns up online. Then 3 days later on Sunday 7th, when Avid is having its product launches, this next ‘leaked’ photo hits twitter.Even though the online post world are keeping tabs on what Adobe or Avid are offering, a whole lot of excitement is building around what Blackmagic are going to be offering in their continual effort to be as disruptive as possible. This is another valuable business initiative. Continually disrupt the market before your competitors disrupt yours.Are you at the NAB Show?  Share your thoughts in the comments below!last_img read more

Rafael Nadal catches journalist sleeping in press conference. His reaction is epic

first_imgRafael Nadal caught a journalist sleeping during his press conference after the second seed advanced to the second round of the Australian Open on Monday. The No. 2-seeded Rafael Nadal registered a 6-4, 6-3, 7-5 win over Australian wild-card entry James Duckworth.Rafael Nadal showed no signs of injury concerns during his straight sets victory in the first round.While addressing the media after his victory, funny side of Nadal was on display as he spotted a journalist sleeping. He made a gesture towards other reporters sitting in the room then said “it’s not interesting today”.The two then had a light-hearted exchange before Nadal says, “I know you were closing your eyes to be more focused on what I am saying.”OMG… Rafa can’t be more adorable when spotting the journo sleeping… and the journo is an “old friend” (Ubaldo) (https://t.co/gEvdERnZIv) pic.twitter.com/SrGL8IwtheGenny SS (@genny_ss) January 14, 2019The 17-time major winner hasn’t played since retiring from his semifinal at the U.S. Open because of a knee injury, and then had surgery on his right ankle in November. He also withdrew from a tune-up tournament in Brisbane because of a muscle strain in his thigh, mainly as a precaution, to ensure he’s fit for the season-opening major.Apparently this reporter didn’t get the memo that #sleepisfortheweak.Tell him, Rafa.#AusOpen pic.twitter.com/QcO7l4J9by#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 14, 2019″Not easy to come back after a lot of months of competition, especially against a player playing super aggressive every shot,” Nadal said. “It’s very difficult to start after an injury – I know it very well.advertisement”So that’s an important victory because is the first victory since a while, and at the same time, because that gives me the chance to be on court again.”Wearing a sleeveless top, he showed no signs of any issues against Duckworth. His only hiccup came when he served for the match in the ninth game of the third set and was broken. He returned the favor quickly, though, to seal his spot in the second round.Nadal has only lost twice in the first round at Grand Slams – to Steve Darcis at 2013 Wimbledon, and to Fernando Verdasco here in 2016.(With inputs from Associated Press)last_img read more