It’s not just about the field of play...

The global mobility effect of rugby - image source: Shutterstock, Inc. Credit/copyright: wavebreakmedia

The global mobility effect of rugby - image source: Shutterstock, Inc. Credit/copyright: wavebreakmedia

Mobility is a word that can be applied to the areas of business, careers, education, travel, finance, social development and global markets. Rugby on the other hand, is a singular entity relating to a game of speed, athleticism, power and agility which is built on an international platform - thus proving itself to being the quintessential sporting example of global mobility in action.

OriginalSteps.com spoke with two leading drivers of the sport: DHL and the Stellenbosch Rugby Academy,  about how the concept of mobility is shaping this global game.

Captain Marvel - not your average superhero career! Image Credit: Marvel Entertainment, LLC

Captain Marvel - not your average superhero career! Image Credit: Marvel Entertainment, LLC

A normal persona is just as necessary for every superhero as the cause to which to stand up and fight for. Captain Marvel it seems has a persona that is rather extraordinary than one that blends into "normal" life.

Carol Danvers is an intelligence agent by trade and has worked in a whole bunch of security positions including that of NASA. In a career juxtaposition of note - she has also been a magazine editor and a freelance writer. These titles and positions seem better suited to form the pathway for a great spy novel and movie! 

However when she isn’t being a professional spy or writing a feature she is known as Captain Marvel.

Star Wars Force Band™ Battle Worn image courtesy Sphero © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd. Image copyright: Bryan Rowe

Star Wars Force Band™ Battle Worn image courtesy Sphero © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd. Image copyright: Bryan Rowe

Sphero's connected toys have been labelled as innovative, cool and trendy. It was their Force Band nevertheless that grabbed our attention. So, after patiently waiting for the hype to settle around it, we decided to take it for a test drive - and it works wonders!

The gadget and its functionality has one taking jumps rather than steps forward. Using the concept of the "Force" to control a robotic object quickly fast tracks the imagination into the future. So now imagining what can be, what is possible and how the world can develop has become a logical reality and not just something enclosed within the sectors of Hollywood.

Inside the Duolingo headquarters - Duolingo and the global language mix

Inside the Duolingo headquarters - Duolingo and the global language mix

"Duolingo's mission is to make language education free and accessible to all." - Michaela Kron of Duolingo.

Duolingo's Michaela Kron spoke to the OriginalSteps.com team about the inner workings of this leading language application.

Duolingo was co-founded in 2011 by entrepreneur and computer science, professor Luis von Ahn, known for having invented CAPTCHA and reCAPTCHA, earning the MacArthur Genius grant, and giving a popular TED talk.

After selling two companies to Google in his twenties, Luis decided to dedicate his life to reducing educational inequity through technology. Inspired by his upbringing in Guatemala, Luis knew that while learning English could double one's income potential, high-quality language education was expensive and inaccessible to those who needed it most. His mission became making language education free and accessible to everyone in the world, so he started Duolingo.

Thor: Ragnarok - ©Marvel Studios 2017

Thor: Ragnarok - ©Marvel Studios 2017

In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk!