We are very excited to announce the new features and improvements we have made based solely on your feedback. Meet the cool updates in PureVPN for Windows v.7.0.3: 1. IP Address Shown on the Connected Screen We got rid of the displayed IP address on the app Dashboard in an effort to enhance your privacy. Yet, realizing how useful this information is to our users, we have brought it back - now you are able to see your IP address after connecting to PureVPN! 2. Connect to Your Dedicated IP with Ease Yes, we accept that connecting to our Dedicated IP mode wasn't as simple as it should have been. We realized this thanks to our valued users and made it super simple. Before you had to enter the Hostname/Dedicated IP in order to connect to your Dedicated IP. Well, not anymore. All you have to do now is log into the Windows app, go to Dedicated IP mode and we will automatically fetch your hostname. Cool, right? 3. Our App Now Remembers Dedicated IP Hostnames If you are someone who uses multiple Hostnames in Dedicated IP mode and have a difficult time in remembering them all, then this update is made for YOU! PureVPN now saves the last connected hostnames. So, even if you forget it you can choose one from the drop down menu. 4. Mark as Favorite on the Connected Screen Previously, PureVPN used to show a star icon at the connecting screen. When the app would connect to a specific location or channel, the star icon was displayed to the user so they could mark it as Favorite. But then we got this simple but extremely useful suggestion for one of our users: "I would like to make a request for letting me add a server to my favorites after I have ascertained that it works. Currently, when I connect to a server, I can add it to my favorites while it is connecting. The trouble is, I don't know if it has worked at that stage. It makes sense, right? User should be able to mark a location or channel favorite after he is connected to it. And not at the time of . . .
Roodeberg, the cherished South African red blend that resonates in the hearts and minds of wine lovers the world over, has released its 2017 vintage in regal packaging to celebrate its 70th anniversary. Launched in 1949, Roodeberg is a true South African original that has stood the test of time. This signature red is the heart and soul of memorable moments having evolved from the master’s original blend to an accessible, contemporary classic in step with changing times and preferences but still rooted in tradition. Its rich heritage and colourful tapestry of wine folklore is the stuff of legends. Developed originally as an honest expression of Cape red wine, Roodeberg is the brainchild of Dr Charles Niehaus, a legendary pioneer of the South African wine industry, who crafted the first vintage from the 1946 harvest. Predating the launch of this signature blend, a number of earlier portrayals saw the light of day in the early 1940s, including Roodeberg One and Roodeberg Two, a lighter, and a more full-bodied blend. The name, Roodeberg, harks back to the vineyards of Rothenberg near Geisenheim in Germany where Dr Niehaus studied winemaking. It came to him while sitting at his desk, watching a glorious sunset over the Paarl mountains. Dr Niehaus was the successor of the KWV’s chief wine scientist, Dr Abraham Izak Perold, the revered father of Pinotage, whose endeavours shifted the South African red wine focus from lighter ‘claret’ wines to more full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon-Cinsault blends in the 1930s. From the onset, the composition of the Roodeberg blend was shrouded in secrecy. Roodeberg was openly referred to as a secret blend with a blending panel tasked to determine the final configuration, taking care to achieve consistency with every vintage. After Dr Niehaus retired in 1971, the blend generally comprised Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Pinotage and Tinta Barocca, according to the Platter Wine Guide of the time. In the 1990s, Roodeberg’s evolution . . .
Following the recent devastating floods in eThekwini, another crisis surfaced - literally. A deluge of plastic waste washed down rivers into the harbour and onto our beaches. For years, environmentalists have warned us about the growing concern over plastic pollution in our oceans. But for most of us, out of sight, out of mind…until now! As carbon emissions continue to influence climate change with hugely disruptive and often tragic flooding will become more frequent. We need to make sure that mountains of plastic are not lurking in our communities just waiting to be washed to the ocean when the next heavy rains fall. Although the floods of Domoina in 1984 were even more devastating when you compare photographs taken during that very traumatic time, there is a stark difference. In 1984, the debris that was washed down rivers was mainly organic - logs, weeds etc. Now in 2019, the organic debris has been surpassed by enormous volumes of plastic waste. In just 35 years, plastic has become the leading item washed down rivers during floods. Although many generous eThekwini residents as well as crews from disposal companies hired by the municipality and Transnet have helped clear up the initial mountain of plastic waste there is still so much to be done. We can no longer hide from the fact that humans are creating a mountain of waste plastic. The tons of discarded plastic soft drink bottles, pieces of polystyrene, pill bottles and other items that clogged the harbour and piled up on our beautiful beaches cannot just disappear. Plastic never degrades it only disintegrates into smaller and smaller pieces. At SAAMBR, we’re asking - are you part of the problem or part of the solution to the onslaught of plastic pollution in our oceans? As consumers we have the power to influence businesses by who we support. Can we purchase fewer drinks in plastic bottles? Can we buy takeaways in our own containers to avoid polystyrene containers? How about using our own . . .
Constantia Glen kick-starts winter with exciting new comfort food Winter will be a hearty one at Constantia Glen with a selection of delicious homemade soups and more substantial dishes to tuck into at their tasting room. Available as single servings or as a trio of smaller portions, visitors can indulge in Constantia Glen’s famous traditional Austrian beef goulash served with Spätzle, French onion soup with croûte au fromage, and delicious potato and leek soup. Both soups are served with crispy, freshly baked bread. Each of these winter warmers can be partnered perfectly with Constantia Glen’s elegant wines. Add an additional mouth-watering platter of artisanal cheese and charcuterie to your experience and enjoy the wonderful winter vineyard views. The soups are available at R95 and the Austrian beef goulash at R130 per person, or R100 for the trio. Constantia Glen’s winter menu also surprises with slow cooked pulled lamb served with potato gratin, wild mushrooms and green beans available at R250 per person. Another new addition is the grilled chicken paillard served with watercress, rosa tomatoes and parmesan, available at only R110 per single serving. The tasting room is open at 11h00 to 18h00 from Sunday to Thursday and 11h00 to 20h00 from Friday to Saturday. Tasting room bookings via http://www.constantiaglen.com are highly recommended to avoid disappointment. Look out for the Constantia Glen signs towards the top of Constantia Main Road. Call 021-7955639, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.constantiaglen.com, www.facebook.com/ConstantiaGlen or follow @ConstantiaGlen on Twitter and Instagram. The GPS co-ordinates are S 34º 0’39.6” E 18º 24’30.6”. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Unichrone Learning offers intensive and comprehensive PMP Certification Training in United Kingdom that will enable you to clear PMP examination with ease, and thereby, improve your employability. The PMP Certification Training in United Kingdom is not just interactive, but also ensures that you will be able to plan and execute minute details of any project from conception to conclusion. PMP Certification in United Kingdom is recognised around the world, and project managers, who acquire the certification, are highly sought-after. The PMP Certification Training offered by Unichrone covers five performance domains that are integral to each phase of a project. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
University of Johannesburg coach Tsoanelo Pholo says their narrow win over Wits yesterday will provide a massive boost for the team in the second leg of the Varsity Hockey women's tournament this weekend. In winning a tense Johannesburg derby 2-1 in their final game in Cape Town, the UJ outfit have placed themselves in fifth position on the log and they are still in with a chance of qualifying for the semifinals. The second leg takes place at North-West University in Potchefstroom from Friday to Sunday, followed by a round of play-off matches on Monday. Pholo said they would need to get off to a good start in their opening match in Potch against University of Cape Town. "The win over Wits gave us a huge psychological lift, but we have a big match against UCT on Friday," she said. "They had a great run on their home turf and it will be interesting to see how they perform at high altitude. "We need to maintain our momentum because this weekend will decide the semifinalists, so everybody will be gunning for that." In winning two of their four matches in Cape Town, UJ were only outplayed by the quality Stellenbosch outfit, losing 7-0. Their opening match against Free State went to a penalty shootout, which UJ narrowly lost 6-5, while they defeated defending champions UP-Tuks 4-3. Pholo said she was encouraged by the way the players fought back each time after suffering a loss. "Of course there is plenty of room for improvement, but what I am proud about is the way we were able to bounce back from those defeats. "To beat the defending champs was a major boost for us mentally and we were able to show the same sort of resilience in beating Wits. "The girls are very happy at this stage, if somewhat tired after four games in four days. "They really executed well against Wits and worked hard on defence. I was delighted with the maturity they showed and it was a massive three points to take into this weekend." After Friday's game . . .
School infrastructure, safety and finances are all issues within our education sector and rural and peri-urban areas often suffer the most. Kwikspace has the ideal solution - prefabricated portable classroom buildings. Kwikspace was approached by the Department of Education to assist with the supply of two standard classrooms to an over-crowded school in Gaansbaai, a fishing town in the Western Cape. The classrooms were manufactured and supplied in just three weeks with handover on the 14th March 2019. Both classrooms were supplied with lighting, electrical plug points for teaching aids, blackboards and pin boards. Kwikspace sourced paving, fencing and platforms. Safe building solutions for schools Kwikspace uses a thicker steel grade than the industry norm, and classrooms are insulated with polyurethane foam, providing superior strength, thermal insulation and noise reduction with a lower carbon footprint. They are effective in preventing ingress of dust, water and insects, making them an ideal mobile learning environment. The Kwikspace insulated panel is coated in Aluzinc painted steel, providing improved corrosion resistance and increased durability and longevity. “This was an extremely well executed project completed in a very short space of time with accuracy and top-quality workmanship. Kwikspace was complimented by the client and end-user for excellent service and superior quality of the product and workmanship”, says Mico Botha, Kwikspace Regional Manager, Cape Town. “We are very proud that we are able to enable a better tomorrow by providing learners across sub-Saharan Africa with a space to learn and grow,” says Botha. To date, Kwikspace has built schools to accommodate over 150 000 learners throughout South Africa. Kwikspace offers innovative, prefabricated products as alternative, modular building options for any sector requirement. With over 50 years’ experience in manufacturing modular buildings, Kwikspace is Africa’s largest . . .
Theo Erlangsen Wins 2019 SA Downhill Mountain Biking National Championships. Afriski, Lesotho – Theo Erlangsen is the two times SA Downhill Mountain Biking Champion, after taking this year's win on the weekend. The National Championships took place during Round Two of the SA National Cup Series, and a very happy Erlangsen banked his second SA Downhill Champion title in a row. The event took place at Afriski, Lesotho, and it was chilly at times, with a fresh wind blowing down the mountainside. Afriski is located at high altitude, and this added to the fresh conditions. Great for racing however, as Erlangsen can attest to with his win. He was first to cross the finish line with a time of 02:14.22, beating more established guys like Johan Potgieter (02:16.81) and Stefan Garlicki (02:17.21), who took second and third place respectively. "It was a challenge competing at Afriski, as it is 3222 meters above sea level," said a stoked Erlangsen on his win. "Even a walk up a flight of stairs is super tiring with such little oxygen, so you have to be really efficient with your energy, and not waste any of it." It was a fairly difficult track to traverse as well. "The track freezes overnight, so in the morning it's still pretty wet even though it hasn't rained," said Erlangsen. "We had been waiting for it to dry for our practice days, and going at about eleven in the morning, but on the competition day we raced quite early in the morning, so it was still a bit damp. It was hard to tell how grippy it was going to be, so we just had to feel our way down." Erlangsen was a very thankful two-time winner. "The first year is obviously really hard to get a win as the proverbial underdog," said Erlangsen on last year's victory. "It seems however that getting a second win is possibly harder, as you now have a target on your back, and everyone is watching you. I was a bit nervous, but that all turned out well." The Europen racing season is about to open, and Erlangsen . . .
Ricoh will demonstrate substrate versatility, new business opportunities, and new devices at FESPA 2019 Ricoh will demonstrate at FESPA 2019 in Munich this year its substrates and print materials versatility, new devices, and how commercial and industrial printers can use its devices and solutions to create new business opportunities. Materials and substrates range from various woods to glass, acrylic, aluminium, vinyl, DiBond, Corex, Forex, and carton board, with spot colours using white and clear varnish and many more. “Print has advanced to give printers so many more options than they had before,” says Vaughan Patterson, business development manager of the Commercial and Industrial Print division at Ricoh SA. Among the applications on show at the event in May will be: Media kit box of samples including plywood, Corex, Forex, DiBond, aluminium, vinyl and glass, printed by the Ricoh Pro™ T7210 UV flatbed printer. Spot colour artwork and texture samples, using white and clear varnish, on acrylic, Forex and DiBond, printed by the Pro T7210 and the recently announced Ricoh Pro™ TF6250 UV flatbed printers. Rhino cutouts produced CMYK on Xanita Board by the Pro T7210 and cut to shape. Coasters printed CMYK on board suitable for beermats by the Pro T7210 and Pro TF6250 and then cut to shape. Acrylic blocks reverse printed CMYK + white onto 20mm acrylic blocks by the Pro T7210 and Pro TF6250. Brochure stand printed on Xanita Board by the Pro T7210 and Pro TF6250 and cut to shape. Metallic coasters printed CMYK + white by the Ricoh Pro™ L5160 roll to roll latex printer onto Kernow metallic self-adhesive vinyl, cut to shape, resin domed and applied to coaster bases. Window graphics printed CMYK + white by the Pro L5160 onto DryTac Viziprint optically clear. Various media samples printed by the Pro L5160 showcasing different print speeds. Ricoh will launch its Ri 1000 at the show. It is the newest addition to the company’s Direct to Garment (DTG) . . .
At least 124 houses were destroyed and more than 14 people died in Umlazi alone, when heavy downpours and floods hit low-lying areas of Durban. The Umlazi Mega City initiative was set up by the centre management team who then called on tenants, customers as well as the broader society to contribute towards relief efforts for displaced people and communities in this hard hit area. On Friday, May 3rd a vast number of items such clothes, blankets and non-perishables were handed over to local residents at the local Community Centre in Q-Section. Through these efforts the centre managed to donate R20 000 in supplies to the worst affected. General Manager of Umlazi Mega City, Siphumelele Khuzwayo, stated, "We were so pleased to play a part by rallying our shoppers and tenants to help our community members who were desperate and in need, after losing much of all they own after this devastating disaster. We would seriously like to thank all involved in making a difference and giving hope to both individuals and community alike." If any businesses or individuals still wish to contribute they can do so by visiting the information desk at Umlazi Mega City or further enquiries please contact Zinhle Zungu on 031 902 8202. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .