“Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity.” Nelson Mandela, 1994
The world has lost another extraordinary man. Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, who was an icon of peace, freedom and reconciliation, passed away yesterday at age 95. He died after long-lasting lung illness at his Johannesburg home surrounded by his family.
NBS broadcasts a previously recorded interview with Madiba
As soon as the news of Madiba’s death spread across South Africa, people gathered outside his Johannesburg house, as well as in front of his former home in Soweto, singing and dancing to mourn his death and remember his exceptional life.
David Rodriguez had conquered the digital world with StuffWeLike long before he started with Ustream. He’s grown with us over the last two years and we’re excited for the years to come.
“I’ve used many video platforms and Ustream is the one that offers the best audience engagement,” remarked Rodriguez. “My Ustream channel has a very dedicated audience, many of whom I’ve even chatted with outside of streams — becoming Facebook friends or talking over the phone. Viewers return stream after stream, chat in the chatroom, and help direct what happens next in the stream. It’s a very fluid system, which makes it far more entertaining to both produce content and consume it.”
Peter Kadlot is a colourful personality who’s interested in endless kinds of things from IT programming to fine arts, from social science simulations to new media, from hijacking space to startuping. Right now, his main object is to take in San Francisco’s true colours and real startup environment at Ustream’s office.
‘I’m interning here for a month and great mentors watch us all the time. It’s a fantastic opportunity as I can work not only as a designer but also as a front-end developer, which makes me able to deal with a problem from lots of angles’ he says adding later he’s intending to spend one or two weeks going to meetups, hackerspaces and other IT events.
Laszlo, or Laci as his mates call him, has a lucky star. He finished pretty easy his studies at Budapest University of Technology and Economics which is one of the most difficult unis of Hungary. He was able to attend other, very-hard-to-get-in IT courses and now he’s the first fellow of Bridge Budapest getting experience at Ustream.
‘I still can’t believe that I’m gonna make it. Going to the US for seeing how a startup really works is a dream come true for me’ he says. Of course, he doesn’t believe that his path is entirely a game of chance but he does share the motto of Bridge Budapest’s founders. So you have to work hard for your dreams and that’s what makes you lucky.
Have you ever considered that maybe in less than 30 years people have to be bald as no one will be able to wash their hair? That’s one of the worst case scenarios which are discussed at the Budapest Water Summit attended by UN leaders and worldwide dignitaries.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared in his opening remarks that water holds the vital role in sustainable development, highlighting its importance in food security, climate change and sanitation. ‘Water holds the key to sustainable development. We need it for health, food security and economic progress,’ he says adding that each year brings new pressures.