Black Friday Mania rules at Montecasino (https://www.tsogosun.com/montecasino) on 23 November when Gauteng’s premiere entertainment destination delivers a vast array of exclusive deals in the form of giveaways and specials, half price movies, music, discounts and rewards – for 24 hours only. On the casino floor, Black Friday brings both discounts and great value, with the 24-hour Point Multiplier kicking in from midnight, quadrupling every point earned by Black Rewards cardholders, tripling Platinum cardholder points, and doubling Gold points. Montecasino’s restaurants and bars have come to the Black Friday Mania party, adding 24 hours of not-to-be-missed specials and giveaways. With a wide range of food and beverage offers, including 50% off movies, free beer, wine or a shot of tequila ordered with main meals, to half price on cocktails, to deals offering a free starter or dessert with a main course, free scoops of ice cream, up to 80% off at Montecasino’s fashion retail stores and 30% off Cinderella on Ice tickets over the Christmas weekend, Montecasino is where you should be wining, dining and being entertained on November 23rd. Says Mike Page, GM of Montecasino, “Black Friday Mania promises something for everyone, with the entire complex joining the movement to offer every wallet the chance to experience something fantastico. We look forward to sharing an exciting and extra special Black Friday with our visitors.” To plan your mind-blowing Montecasino Black Friday Mania experience, check out the excellent line-up of specials and discounts on https://www.tsogosun.com/montecasino/offers/black-friday-mania and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Don’t miss this Montecasino Black Friday Mania – we’ve got it… for you. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
The system reads the RFID tags continuously and fully automatically – even for objects that are close together on the conveying line. RFID is quickly gaining ground as a leading method for automatic identification in logistics and manufacturing around the globe. As a world leader in manufacturing sensors, safety systems and automatic identification products, SICK Automation is the obvious choice for this technology. RFID has been used for years for everyday activities from entry to your workplace, to tracking goods in distribution and manufacturing environments. Historic technologies Only a few years ago RFID was considered an expensive alternative to laser-and-camera-based data capture technologies. The cost and risk of implementation outweighed the benefits for most users. Today, the situation has changed considerably with more retailers are recognising the benefits. The tagging of individual items, pallets and cases add a new layer of dynamic information that travels and changes with an item as it’s moved through the chain. The cost of RFID tags has dropped dramatically while the performance and reliability of the systems has improved sustainability. Trending Current trends show a dramatic increase in the use of RFID. It’s used in receiving and shipping applications to verify goods, and it accommodates a much broader product mix including garments and apparel. Using this technology enables retailers to improve the efficiency of receiving and shipping processes, increase order accuracy, achieve real-time visibility, and monitor product availability more closely. For retailers, the boost in visibility is crucial for creating enhanced customer experiences and for competitive advantage in the omni-channel environment. In addition to improving customer satisfaction it’s also a necessary tool for predicting process state to enable more predictive analysis of operational effectiveness. Challenges Adoption is widespread, but challenges exist as users make . . .
Drives now available for 10 to 6 000 horsepower applications Rockwell Automation has expanded the power ranges and capabilities of TotalFORCE technology for its Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 755T AC drives. The drives now offer an expanded power range, helping engineers with applications from 10 to 6 000 horsepower (7.5 to 4 500 kW) improve productivity and reduce their lifecycle costs. The expansion brings harmonic mitigation, regeneration and common bus-system configurations to a wider range of high-demand applications. Enhancements to the patented TotalFORCE technology include more powerful adaptive control capabilities, which allow the drives to monitor machine characteristics that can change over time and automatically compensate for the changes that occur. An adaptive tuning feature uses up to four automatic tracking notch filters to block resonance and vibration that can impact quality, waste energy and prematurely wear out a machine. In addition, predictive maintenance features provide real-time information about the health of the drive. By monitoring operational characteristics such as temperature, voltage and current, the drive is able to calculate the remaining life of critical components and notify users. This allows users to act so unplanned downtime can be prevented. “TotalFORCE technology enables PowerFlex 755T drive users to take a proactive approach in improving machine uptime. The drives can deliver information about the status of an application to the control system, which can be critical for reducing downtime and increasing productivity,” said Adrian van Wyk, Power and Components, Rockwell Automation Sub-Saharan Africa. “The drives’ ability to be self-aware also enhances reliability and simplifies service.” The PowerFlex 755T variable-frequency drives were previously designed for 160 to 3 000 horsepower applications. The expanded power range makes PowerFlex drives ideally suited for large power applications, such as pumps and fans . . .
Lessons from the Edge, a film documenting Ryan Sandes and Ryno Griesel’s epic adventures traversing the Great Himalaya Trail (GHT) earlier this year, will be premiering at the Ultra Trail Cape Town opening night on Thursday 29 November 2018. The film, shot by Dean Leslie and Jared Paisley from The Wandering Fever Productions for Red Bull Media House, captures the intricate stories within Ryan and Ryno’s successful 25 day 1500km Fastest Known Time (FKT) on the Great Himalaya Trail “Looking back on our GHT attempt, it is definitely one of the craziest projects I have attempted, and it was really awesome to have my close friend, Dean Lesley with Jared Paisley, along to document the journey,” says Ryan. “I’m really looking forward to the movie coming out, Dean has spent many months editing and crafting this story, so I am really excited to share it with everyone!” "Our Lessons from the Edge” project was one wild raw adventure,” exclaims Ryno Griesel. “It turned out a bit crazier and way more dangerous than expected and I am extremely grateful that I could share it with Ryan. It was definitely a life changing journey through massive mountain range and we got to meet amazing Nepali people along the way, but there were some dark times that we had to deal with ... we are excited to share this journey of our highs and lows with everyone!" The film sees Sandes and Griesel traverse heavily snow-covered mountains and experience incredibly extreme weather conditions unusual for that time of year along the way. They suffered frost-bitten fingers, serious tummy bugs, breathing difficulties and a few of near death experiences. A constant on the route, however, was the incredibly welcoming spirit of the Nepalese people who truly embody the spirit of Namaste, and welcomed the both of them into their homes. “Logistically, this was one of the most complex shoots I have ever done. The simplicity of Ryan and Ryno moving through the Himalayan Mountains on foot was seemingly . . .
Multiple award-winning group, Mi Casa, together with Afro-pop sensation Encore, comedian Nina Hastie and rising star Samu are set to round off the working year in style for the final Birchwood Comes Alive Jazz Evening of 2018 on 1 December at the Birchwood Hotel. Mi Casa, the legendary trio, will take-over the Birchwood stage with their much-loved chart toppers that have seen them achieve international acclaim and three South African Music Awards. The versatile group, consisting of Dr Duda (producer, DJ and keyboardist), Mo-T (trumpeter) and J’ Something (vocalist), have taken the country by storm with their Jazz and House blend. Supporting Mi Casa is the sensational South African trio, Afro-pop and soul band, Encore. Having performed at the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz in both 2009 and 2012, the Capital Arts Festival in 2010, the Tswana group have been topping the local charts for many years. Up and coming songstress Samu (Portia Nkuna) will open the evening with her soulful Jazz sounds. She first made her mark on the local music scene with her single “Dream On” this year, and describes her musical inspiration as capturing the spirit of Ubuntu and self-introspection. Renowned comedienne and MC, Nina Hastie, will take over the stage with her distinct style controversial comedy. Having been recognised as a child as the youngest radio host and voice of children’s programme K-TV and Yfm, Hastie has since been dubbed as one of SA’s top female comics. Don’t miss the perfect opportunity for a corporate year end party to remember on Saturday, 1 December at the Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg. Tickets are R4 500 for a table of ten or R450 per a person; including a delicious three-course buffet, table wine and a night of iconic local entertainment. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Cape Town, South Africa, 21 November 2018 - Host Topco Media is pleased to announce Salim Ismail as Keynote Speaker for the inaugural Africa Tech Week (4-6 March 2019, Century City). Ismail is the founder of tech companies including Confabb, PubSub Concepts and Ångströ (acquired by Google in 2010); an XPRIZE Foundation Board member; Founding Executive Director of Singularity University; Chairman of ExO Works and co-author of Exponential Organizations, which reached no. 1 on Amazon’s Best-Sellers in Business Management. He has been profiled by The New York Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Fortune, Forbes, WIRED and the BBC. Ismail co-founded ExO Works in 2016 to catapult organisations into the world of exponential thinking. An “exponential” organisation is one whose impact (or output) soars to ten times that of peers, through its leveraging of rapidly accelerating technologies. For example, think of the very companies that first jumped onto personal computers, the internet and cellular technology. Companies today need to be adopting the accelerated technologies of tomorrow - or risk fading towards obsolescence. ExO Works helps companies articulate, adopt and effectively own the future of technology, thereby becoming exponential. The advisory counts numerous global Fortune 100 companies as clients and has more than 120 certified consultants in 28 countries. “We’re excited to broker the introductions between the ExO ecosystem and Africa's leading organisations,” says Topco Media CEO Ralf Fletcher. “We founded Africa Tech Week with a vision to showcase Africa's success stories, through innovation, to the world - and the success of these organisations is integral to driving that innovation. We have ourselves implemented, and believe in, the ExO framework and methodology and look forward to sharing it with Africa.” In advance of Africa Tech Week, ExO Works is surveying JSE Top 100 companies through the very same Exponential Quotient (ExQ) methodology it used . . .
Residents in Maboloka, Madibeng, in the North West Province, will soon have access to an HIV/AIDS Mobile Testing Centre, thanks to the Embassy of Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGPs) initiative. The handover ceremony of the mobile clinic will take place November 29, 2018 with the attendance of the Executive Mayor of Madibeng Local Municipality, Councillor Justine Mothibe; Chief of Maboloka, Morena L.E. Lion; as well as the Sub-District Manager for the Department of Health, Mr Ishmael Moloi, among others. The mobile clinic and its equipment of R400,000, will be donated to the Maboloka HIV/AIDS Awareness Organisation (MAHAAO). This is a non-governmental organisation which has long been offering community-based HIV testing services and counselling in collaboration with the Department of Health in the Province. Mr. Taro Sawada, Japanese diplomat for political and public affairs, who will hand the mobile clinic over to MAHAAO, says the mobile clinic will move to different rural communities. “Especially in remote areas, having access to medical services is a big issue, and I think mobile medical units such as MAHAAO’s can provide solutions in addressing the gap in access. The mobile clinic funded by Japan will enable MAHAAO to treat more than 150 people per month in different areas,” Sawada explains. The wide prevalence of HIV and AIDS is one of the biggest health issues facing South Africa. According to the statistics by UNAIDS, South Africa has the largest HIV epidemic in the world, with 19% of the total population living with HIV. The ratio is extremely high among sex workers. “In addressing the high number of new HIV infections, especially among the younger generation, having a basic knowledge about the disease is important. To this end, we are proud to be assisting MAHAAO in providing residents with comprehensive services ranging from HIV testing, medical treating to education, by effectively organising the mobile . . .
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Programme: 29th November – 6th December 2018 Keynote Address, Panel discussions, Music, Poetry Performance and Workshops. Joburg Theatre (Loveday Str, Civic Boulevard, Braamfontein) and Hillbrow Theatre (30 Edith Cavell Str, Hillbrow) The African Women Writers Symposium (AWWS) aims to promote and develop writing within the continent and its diaspora. Over the years, the Symposium has hosted significant writers including the late Nadine Gordimer (SA), Willie Kgositsile (SA) and poet Jayne Cortez (USA), Aminata Forna (Sierra Leone/UK), Sapphire (USA), Gillian Slovo (SA), Lorna Goodison (Jamaica), Linton Kwesi Johnson (Jamaica), Tsitsi Dangarembga (Zimbabwe), Vangi Gantsho (SA) to name a few. This year we once again present an exciting programme of writers of fiction and non - fiction including international award winning author Leila Aboulela (Sudan/Egypt).Leila Aboulela will deliver the 4th In Memoriam Lecture for Nadine Gordimer at the Joburg Theatre at Space.com on Thurs 6th Dec at 6.30pm.Leila Aboulela is the author of The Kindness of Enemies, The Translator, a New York Times 100 Notable Books of the Year, Minaret and Lyrics Alley, Fiction Winner of the Scottish Book Awards. She was the first winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing. The Symposium will launch on Thursday 29th November at 6.30 pm at Joburg Theatre, The Fringefeaturing writers on a panel exploring Racism and Marginalisation with Malaika Mahlatsi (author of Memoirs of a Born Free, Reflections on the Rainbow Nation), Nosipho Mthembu (former teacher from Rustenburg Girls in Cape Town), Willie Perdomo (USA, Afro Latino, award winning poet, publisher and academic) and Prof J Ndlovu Gatsheni (Unisa). On the Friday 30th November at 6.30 pm at Joburg Theatre, The Fringe, there will be a special panel on ‘’Writing the truth in contested times’’with journalist, radio host and award winning author Redi Tlhabi, recipient of the 2013 Alan Paton award for Endings and Beginnings. Her latest . . .
With more than 130 million contact lens wearers globally1, many people are realising the benefits of wearing contact lenses. In a world where increased screen time is becoming a great concern when it comes to eye health, vision care and the use of contact lenses is becoming even more important. Contact lenses are a form of vision correction that is used around the world and the use of contact lenses is increasing daily. We always strive to include the latest innovations in lens technology in our practice to treat a wide range of eye disorders in the best possible way. By staying up to date with the latest advances in contact lenses, we can offer clients the correct eyewear to assist with their specific vision needs, says Zelda van Coller, Owner and Optometrists at Zelda van Coller Optometrists. “Although spectacle lens technology is improving and assisting many people with vision problems, contact lenses are a safe, effective and affordable alternative to obtain clear and comfortable vision,” continues van Coller. Listed here, are a few benefits of contact lenses that van Coller says is important to know: Many of the contact lenses have UV protection in them Contact lenses allow you to wear sunglasses and protective eyewear on top of your contact lenses without any irritation. Wearing sunglasses without prescription lenses with your contact lenses must be one of the biggest benefits of wearing contact lenses. You can still have two or three pairs of sunglasses without spending a fortune on prescription lenses. Just make sure that your sunglasses offer 100% UV protection to protect your eyes from damaging ultraviolet light Contact lenses can correct almost all eyesight disorders including Myopia (short-sightedness), Hyperopia (far-sightedness), Astigmatism and Presbyopia (age-related reading problem) If you don’t like to draw attention to your eyes, contact lenses are a great alternative to spectacles Contact lenses can provide better vision . . .