South African actors join The Flash TV series

first_imgSouth African actors Neil Sandilands and Kim Engelbrecht join the fourth season of the hit superhero series, The Flash, in high-profile roles.The Flash television series featuring the DC Comics character debuted in 2014 and has proven to be a critical and popular hit around the world. The fourth season begins in October 2017 and will feature new characters played by South African actors Neil Sandilands and Kim Engelbrecht. (Image: Wikipedia)CD AndersonSouth African acting talent is strong in Hollywood, from the Oscar-winning Charlize Theron to Pearl Thusi’s star turn in the hit series, Quantico. While Arnold Vosloo may not be a household name, thanks to his roles in geek favourites The Mummy and Darkman, he is a cult favourite.The fourth season of the hit show The Flash begins in October 2017 and will feature new characters played by South African actors Neil Sandilands (left) and Kim Engelbrecht. (Image: Twitter)Now two more South African names have been added to the list of local stars making it in Hollywood.Former Isidingo star Kim Engelbrecht and 7de Laan alumni Neil Sandilands have landed roles in the hit TV series, The Flash, which is based on the comic book. The two actors will appear in the forthcoming fourth season of the show, in major roles.This is not Sandilands’ first foray into US television. In 2016, he starred in the cult sci-fi series The 100 and he was a member of the supporting cast in the Sundance Channel’s crime drama Hap and Leonard. Sandilands has also had high profile guest roles in NCIS and The Americans, playing South African characters.South African audiences know him for his dramatic performances in local films such as Die Ballade van Robbie de Wee and Jakhalsdans. Although, of course, for most local fans, Sandilands is best known for his breakout role as Bart Kruger, the awkward but lovable deli owner on the soapie 7de Laan, whom he played from 2000 to 2007.Sandilands plays Clifford DeVoe in the forthcoming season of The Flash. DeVoe is also known as the Thinker, master of mind control and arch-villain to The Flash, played by Grant Gustin.Sandilands will be joined by a fellow South African in The Flash, actress Kim Engelbrecht, who plays the Thinker’s gadget maker, the Mechanic, a character created exclusively for the show.Engelbrecht also got her start in television in a popular South African soapie, playing the teenage rebel from the wrong side of the tracks, Lolly van Onselen, in Isidingo from 1998 to 2005.Since leaving Isidingo, Engelbrecht has built up a formidable acting resumé, appearing in film and television, including local indie hits such as The Flyer and A Boy Called Twist.Since seeking out fame and fortune in Hollywood in 2012, she has appeared in a number of international productions, including a role alongside Helen Mirren in the espionage thriller, Eye in the Sky, and in the action film, Death Race: Inferno.Engelbrecht also made an impression in two short-lived international television series, the sci-fi show, Dominion, and action series SAF3, alongside action star Dolph Lundgren.Thank You so much for the incredible messages ! I sooooo Appreciate it ! Hugzzzz #AppreciateIt ?#SweetTweets ?— ??Kim E (@kimengelbrecht) July 26, 2017Speaking to TshisaLIVE following the announcement of her role in The Flash, Engelbrecht said she was looking forward to making her mark in the popular show and acting alongside Sandilands. “I am really excited… [It’s a show] I have followed and liked for some time. It’s also exciting to be working in Vancouver for the first time, and to be working with such great actors.”Meanwhile, Sandilands took to Twitter to give fans a taste of what they could expect from the Thinker.Watch this space.— neil sandilands (@njwsandilands) July 22, 2017The South African actors will be joining another newcomer to the series, none other than cult film actor Danny Trejo, best known for his tough guy persona and his work with action director Robert Rodriquez.The fourth season of The Flash starts in the US on 10 October 2017. A date for the South African broadcast of the season, on DStv channel Vuzu Amp (103), has not yet been confirmed.Source: News24, IMDBWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Brand South Africa congratulates team South Africa in Wimbledon

first_imgJohannesburg, Friday 13 July 2018 – Brand South Africa congratulates Kevin Anderson after knocking Roger Federer out of Wimbledon and becoming the first South African to reach the semi-finals since 1983. Anderson successfully defeated defending champion Roger Federer in a five-set thriller that lasted slightly more than four hours.The 32-year-old is currently ranked world number 8 in men’s singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), having turned Pro in 2007.  In 2016 -2017, he struggled with a series of injuries and having undergone ankle surgery, Anderson overcame all odds and fought back to seal a victory against Federer.Team South Africa continues to make the country proud as Raven Klaasen reaches the men’s doubles semi-finals as well.“We are proud of team South Africa and thank them for putting South Africa’s prowess in sport, in this case tennis, on a global stage”, said Brand South Africa’s Chief Marketing Officer Mrs Linda Magapatona-SangaretAnderson will play American ninth seed John Isner on Friday for a place in Sunday’s final.“I would like to acknowledge Kgothatso Montjane for breaking stereotypes and making history as the first South African Black woman to play at Wimbledon. We are so proud of you all”, concludes Mrs Magapatona-Sangaret.last_img read more

“Godzilla” GC28YAD GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – October 25, 2010

first_img SharePrint RelatedBasel 1 GCG95Z GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – April 9, 2012April 9, 2012In “Community”Padlocks, RFID chips, and secret briefcases: an interview with a geocaching maniacMarch 12, 2019In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter”Fontana di Trevi GC1QC5D GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – May 15, 2012May 14, 2012In “Community” Location near “Godzilla” GC28YADMore than 30 million people call Tokyo, Japan home.  It’s ranked as the most populated city on earth.  Among the countless crisscrossing streets and towering skyscrapers more than 700 urban geocaches are hidden.“Godzilla” (GC28YAD) is one of the growing number of geocaches in Tokyo.  It was placed by hogehopo in May of this year.  The micro cache takes treasure hunters to a statue of the monster movie and pop culture icon Godzilla.GC28YAD is a muggle rich environment The challenge with this, as with many urban caches, is avoiding the seemingly ever-present muggles.  One of the other obstacles is “bounce” from the GPS signals — a result of the tall buildings surrounding the cache location.Even with such challenges, more than 40 geocachers have logged “Godzilla” since the geocache was hidden in May.Continue your exploration with some of the most engaging geocaches from around the world.  Explore all the Geocaches of the Week on our blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

10 months agoSarri declares Fabregas should leave Chelsea

first_imgSarri declares Fabregas should leave Chelseaby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has backed Cesc Fabregas’ departure from the club. The 31-year-old is on the verge of joining Monaco, managed by his former teammate Thierry Henry.Speaking ahead of Tuesday’s Carabao Cup semi-final against Tottenham, Sarri said: “I can say only my opinion, I don’t know the decision of the club. [And] in my opinion he needs to go.”At this club there’s a rule, the renewal of players over 30 is for one year. I don’t want a player as important as Cesc unhappy.”I don’t know, yesterday he had a free day for the injury, so I don’t know.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

13 days agoMan Utd defender Maguire fears dodgy club form hurting England

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd defender Maguire fears dodgy club form hurting Englandby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United defender Harry Maguire fears club issues are having a negative effect on England’s beleaguered defenders.Maguire concedes that club struggles may be hurting international form.He said: “Maybe it is a confidence thing because we bring our club football to the international level.“It was a difficult game. We started sloppy and we took the lead in the game when we probably didn’t deserve to.“In the second half, we controlled the game a lot more but we gave them a sloppy goal to win the game.“So we do need to improve on that. It’s hard to lose any football game, but we were not at our best and got punished.” last_img read more

BC father tells murder trial storing drugs wasnt a worry for girls

first_imgVANCOUVER — The Crown asked a Vancouver Island man who denies killing his two young daughters whether he was worried about the safety of the girls when two men came to drop off a bag presumed to contain drugs months before their deaths.Andrew Berry is charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing deaths of six-year-old Chloe Berry and four-year-old Aubrey Berry in Oak Bay on Christmas Day in 2017.Berry says the men who came to his apartment in March 2017 dropped off what he thought were drugs that he was storing in exchange for a delay of a payment to a loan shark named Paul.The Crown’s theory is that Berry killed the girls and then tried to kill himself, but Berry says he owed thousands of dollars to the loan shark and was attacked in his apartment.Berry says his daughters were in the apartment watching a movie while the two men hid the bag in his closet.Crown counsel Patrick Weir asked whether it occurred to Berry that the girls should have “zero part” in the situation.Berry said in hindsight, it was “potentially very, very dangerous” but at the time he didn’t think it was a big deal.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Atlantic Canada hunger strikes enter sixth day

first_imgAPTN National NewsIt’s been six days since Shelley Young and Gene Sock consumed anything more than water.Their fast has a specific purpose and it’s directed at a select few in Atlantic Canada.APTN National News reporter Ossie Michelin tells us who they are.last_img

Legislation to expand dual enrollment to border school districts approved in House

first_img17Oct Legislation to expand dual enrollment to border school districts approved in House Categories: Miller News,News High school students in school districts bordering Michigan’s state borders are one step closer to more post-secondary and dual enrollment options after the House approved legislation by state Rep. Aaron Miller, of Sturgis.The legislation amends the Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act with the specific stipulation that the out-of-state educational facility must be within 20 miles of the shared border for students enrolled in a public, charter or private school district.“We’ve got to give all of our state’s students the best opportunity for their education, even if that is not within Michigan’s borders,” said Miller. “There are portions of our state where the nearest Michigan-based dual enrollment programs are quite a distance away, so we have to look at what’s reasonable for a student – drive 50 minutes away or 10?”Two Michigan educators agreed with Miller as Brent Holcomb, superintendent of the Lewis Cass Intermediate School District in Cass County, and Stephen McNew, superintendent of the Monroe County Intermediate School District, joined Miller before the House Education reform Committee on Sept. 14.“We have found that several school districts in neighboring states send their students into Michigan for post-secondary education programs, which just reinforces this is good policy,” said Miller. “This was always about our commitment to education going beyond our physical borders for the good of the state’s future.”HB 4735 advances to the Senate for its consideration.#####last_img read more

Microsoft is in talks with Orange about taking a s

first_imgMicrosoft is in talks with Orange about taking a stake in its video site Dailymotion, according to Reuters and French weekly Le Journal du Dimanche. The news comes after Stéphane Richard, the CEO of Dailymotion’s parent company Orange, told delegates of the Le Web conference in Paris last month that Orange would likely sign a deal in the coming weeks with “a major player in the digital economy” – with reports tipping Microsoft’s MSN is the most likely candidate.Earlier this year, Orange was in talks with Yahoo about selling a stake in Dailymotion, though talks broke down after the controversial intervention of French minister Arnaud Montebourg, who reportedly sought to limit the extent of non-French involvement in the company.Orange subsequently said in July that it will invest €30 million from internal resources in Dailymotion in a bid to boost the video site’s revenues from €37 million last year to more than €100 million by 2016.last_img read more