first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Inconnu Swim Club is welcoming its newest Head Coach to the team.Taking up the torch from former Head Coach Norah Vogan is Curtis Robinson.Robinson says he moved up, along with his family, from Sacramento, California in April to take on the position as Inconnu’s newest Head Coach.- Advertisement -Since moving up in April, Robinson says he feels pretty good about the swim team and even had a chance to get his feet wet and work with the older kids before taking a break for the summer.“I feel good. I know a few of the kids already just having gotten here in April. I got to work with a good group of older kids for a few months before we took off for the summer. There’s a lot of good strong swimmers and we’ve definitely got room to improve but we’re starting on a good step here.”Robinson has been a swimmer for most of his life as he swam on a competitive team until graduating from high school, where he then was on a team for four years at the University of Nevada – Las Vegas. Since being on a University swim team, Robinson has been a swim coach in a number of states across the United States.Advertisement The Inconnu Swim Club season starts up this Monday, September 30.last_img read more

first_imgSouth African pay TV operator MultiChoice has introduced a new DStv Family pack, to launch on April 9, priced at ZAR175 (€14.50) a month.The pack will include over 45 channels, 17 of which have not been on lower-tier bouquest previously. These include Sony Entertainment, Discovery TLC, Nat Geo Wild, KykNET Musiek and Cartoon Network.Two new channels – Fox and KykNET & Kie – will also be added to the DStv bouquest on April 9, available via the Compact and Premium bouquets as well as the new Family pack.Fox will feature shows including Falling Skies and The Walking Dead, while kids channel KykNET & Kie will give customers on DStv Compact and DStv Family access to some kykNET shows such as Villa Rosa, Binneland, Toks en Tjops, Enuus and Dagbreek. KykNET & Kie will absorb existing kids service KooWee, airing shows including Tjiff and Tjaff, Lappies, Pikin and Zimzim.last_img read more

first_imgTechnology firms and device manufacturers ABB, Bosch, Cisco, and LG aim have agreed to set up a smart home software platform consortium in Germany. The firms have signed a memorandum of understanding and, subject to antitrust approval, said they plan to develop an open architecture for data exchange that will allow different devices and services – ranging from security to entertainment – to exchange information with each other.The firms said that a common platform like this has not been available before now and that they aim to make different devices compatible with each other and able to communicate over WiFi and wired connections.“This consortium represents an opportunity to bring together a variety of business ecosystem partners, all working together to help make the ‘internet of things’ for the home a reality. Cisco is looking forward to participating in the consortium and creating a standard that allows consumers to experience a connected home,” said Jesper Andersen, senior vice president and general manager, Cisco Service Provider Video Software & Solutions Group.last_img read more

first_imgMiddle East and North African streaming service Icflix has partnered with Orange Egypt to offer its service to mobile users.Orange Egypt customers will be able to access thousands of hours of Hollywood, Bollywood and Jazwood (Arabic) content during their one-month free trial, after which customers will be able to continue their subscription for EGP49 (€2.85) per month.A weekly package will also be available for EGP15 and a daily package for EGP 10. Customers who opt for the service will be billed directly by Orange or have the costs deducted from their prepaid credit.“The strategic partnership will offer mobile customers a value-for-money entertainment experience, allowing them to binge-watch TV series or stream their favourite movies on their smart phones, through a simple subscription process. This will give customers the freedom to choose, when, where and how they watch their favourite movie or TV series,” said Amine Lalami, chief commercial officer, Icflix.last_img read more