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Central Intelligence- Film Review

Central Intelligence- Film Review

Central Intelligence is a combination of action and comedy. The leading characters Calvin Joyner (Kevin Hart) and Bob Stone (Dwayne Johnson) are funny yet full of action.
Calvin Joyner was voted in high school the guy most likely to succeed but 20 years later he is an ordinary accountant, which is obviously not where he expected to see himself.
As the high school reunion approaches, he tries to make contact with his old schoolmates and someone named Bob Stone contacts him. It happens to be the same guy that was known as Robbie Weirdicht in school. Calvin remembers that he was picked on, as a matter of fact after an extremely nasty prank he left school. Stone was bullied till the last day of his schooling career and after school became a hot CIA agent.
They agree to meet and Calvin is surprised by how much Bob has changed. Bob asks Calvin to help him out to unravel the entries in a specific account. This is something he is good at, seeing that he does accounting for work.
He says yes and the next thing he knows some CIA agents burst into his home looking for Stone, saying he is a rogue agent. Calvin finds out from Agent Pamela Harris that his contact details are the only details that Stone recorded in case of an emergency. She also informs him that Stone does not have any friends or family. She also threatens the safety of Calvin’s wife. Not finding Stone in Calvin’s house, the CIA agents leave.
Later Stone approaches Calvin telling him, he is not the villain, rather he is trying to find a person known as the Black Badger who plans to sell some information that can be disastrous if it lands in the the wrong hands. Stone then says he needs Calvin’s help to prove his own innocence. At this point, the intrigue amplifies with Calvin not knowing whom to believe.
With his wife in danger and a friend in need of his help Calvin has no choice but to tell the CIA where they can find Stone just to save his wife. He decides to help his friend to escape and they find the location where the Black Badger is going sell the codes.
They successfully stop the transaction from taking place and go back just in time for the school reunion where Stone is crowned king of prom and meets the girl he liked back in high school. She evidently likes him too.The movie is funny yet also has a sense of reality because bullies can either make the victim stronger or break him down. Although much of the movie is hilarious, there is a strong underlying message to remain positive and to do the right thing. The rewards in the end make up for the tribulation earlier on. This is a strong recommendation for young viewers and it comes across clearly in Central Intelligence.
Furthermore the mystery at the beginning is really interesting. While the plot develops, there is always this lingering question what happened to this Bob Stone and why all of a sudden the CIA is after him. The only distraction is the interplay between action and comedy but this is an efficient mechanism for the targetted age group to reinforce the message “it doesn’t matter what others think of you, what matters is what you think about yourself.”. Overall, the more offers more than enough to hold your interest and get your attention.

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Following reverse listing, public can now acquire shareholding in Paratus Namibia

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20 February 2020, Windhoek, Namibia: Paratus Namibia Holdings (PNH) was founded as Nimbus Infrastructure Limited (“Nimbus”), Namibia’s first Capital Pool Company listed on the Namibian Stock Exchange (“NSX”).

Although targeting an initial capital raising of N$300 million, Nimbus nonetheless managed to secure funding to the value of N$98 million through its CPC listing. With a mandate to invest in ICT infrastructure in sub-Sahara Africa, it concluded management agreements with financial partner Cirrus and technology partner, Paratus Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd (“Paratus Namibia”).

Paratus Namibia Managing Director, Andrew Hall

Its first investment was placed in Paratus Namibia, a fully licensed communications operator in Namibia under regulation of the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN). Nimbus has since been able to increase its capital asset base to close to N$500 million over the past two years.

In order to streamline further investment and to avoid duplicating potential ICT projects in the market between Nimbus and Paratus Namibia, it was decided to consolidate the operations.

Publishing various circulars to shareholders, Nimbus took up a 100% shareholding stake in Paratus Namibia in 2019 and proceeded to apply to have its name changed to Paratus Namibia Holdings with a consolidated board structure to ensure streamlined operations between the capital holdings and the operational arm of the business.

This transaction was approved by the Competitions Commission as well as CRAN, following all the relevant regulatory approvals as well as the necessary requirements in terms of corporate governance structures.

Paratus Namibia has evolved as a fully comprehensive communications operator in Namibia and operates as the head office of the Paratus Group in Africa. Paratus has established a pan-African footprint with operations in six African countries, being: Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zambia.

The group has achieved many successes over the years of which more recently includes the building of the Trans-Kalahari Fibre (TKF) project, which connects from the West Africa Cable System (WACS) eastward through Namibia to Botswana and onward to Johannesburg. The TKF also extends northward through Zambia to connect to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, which made Paratus the first operator to connect the west and east coast of Africa under one Autonomous System Number (ASN).

This means that Paratus is now “exporting” internet capacity to landlocked countries such as Zambia, Botswana, the DRC with more countries to be targeted, and through its extensive African network, Paratus is well-positioned to expand the network even further into emerging ICT territories.

PNH as a fully-listed entity on the NSX, is therefore now the 100% shareholder of Paratus Namibia thereby becoming a public company. PNH is ready to invest in the future of the ICT environment in Namibia. The public is therefore invited and welcome to acquire shares in Paratus Namibia Holdings by speaking to a local stockbroker registered with the NSX. The future is bright, and the opportunities are endless.