Sebastian Berinato – New General Manager at The Marine The Marine hotel, in Hermanus, a member of The Liz McGrath Collection, has appointed Sebastian Berinato as the new General Manager, as of January 2019. He is an award-winning hotelier, who has over forty years ‘experience within the hospitality industry. He has an American Hotel and Motel Association Diploma, completed at The Carlton Hotel, in 1980. The early part of his career was spent among several Southern Sun properties in South Africa, for an accumulated 30 years. He was headhunted by The Arabella Sheraton in 2001 to manage the opening of the Arabella Sheraton, Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel in Hermanus. The crowning moment of his career is the MAIA resort, in the Seychelles, being awarded “Resort of the Year” in 2017. He also received “Hotel of the Year” awards in both 1995 and 2007 respectively and finally received “General Manager of the Year” in 2015. The key to his success as a General Manager is his passion for the hospitality industry, his strong character, and his love for operations. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Cape Town, 16 January 2019 – It’s the New Year and with it, comes new thinking, new promises and a renewed commitment to getting into shape. However, while New Year resolutions burn brightly at the beginning of the year, it is often hard to stay the course as real life sets in and we find ourselves back into the same old habits of yesteryear. Once sure fire way to maintain the desire to do something about your health and to get into shape and up those fitness levels, that is both fun and stimulating, is dance. Jazzart Dance in particular. The Jazzart Dance Company, based in Cape Town, has created a series of exciting evening dance classes - for the whole family, all shapes and sizes and fitness levels - to tune up the groove. The award-winning contemporary dance company is on a mission to help South Africans get fit as well as providing a safe space for people to express their inner most emotions – all through movement. Dance may be a scary thought for self-doubting beginners, but Jazzart’s welcoming approach to a physical workout provides a safe space for exploration. “When we say we welcome everybody we mean just that” says Ananda Fuchs, Jazzart dance teacher, who together with Sifiso Kweyama, the artistic director has been teaching beginners and those with a bit of experience for some years. Fuchs believes dance to be an incredible discipline that can be learned at any age. “We take it easy (to start with), almost anyone can benefit from one or two classes a week” she adds. The dance classes are not only about trimming down, it is about changed lives – enhancing health and athleticism while using a rewarding system that satisfies both one’s interior and exterior world. The professional teachers utilize the fluidity of choreography to enable one to capitalise on beautiful movement, and this focused exercise can “invigorate the dancer’s energies and interrogate their inner connections,” interjects Kweyama. Male and female school-going dancers, adults . . .
For small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) wanting to keep overheads in check during another challenging fiscal year for SA, VoIP is king of the cost savers. VoIP, or Voice over Internet Protocol, is unique amongst cost-cutting measures in that it delivers business efficiencies on top of tremendous telecoms cost savings of some 45%. Web conferencing expenses, for example, drop by 30% following VoIP system implementation, according to one survey of CIOs. “With South Africa experiencing a technical recession in 2018 and GDP growth expected to remain less than impressive in 2019, it’s going to be belt-tightening time well into the foreseeable future,” says Evan Matthee, CFO (Chief Financial Officer) of Tier One telco, ICTGlobe. Belt-tightening for the SME could mean letting underperforming staff go, cutting back on non-core services or moving to more reasonably-priced premises. All of these measures could adversely impact productivity. Implementing VoIP voice and data systems over traditional copper wire technology, however, will slash operating costs while boosting SME productivity in unforeseen ways. Every second counts for the small business owner. Stopping and starting critical business tasks throughout the day to check voicemail, for example, results in an unforgivable 40 percent reduction in SME productivity, according to ITToolbox.com. VoIP systems are renowned for their ability to deliver unparalleled multitasking through unified messaging. Start-ups need to be especially careful in lean times as they have not yet progressed to the next stage in the business lifecycle. SMEs are fragile, hence the need for incubation, and they should be especially wary of onerous telecoms equipment commitments. VoIP systems like 3CX from ICTGlobe are the absolute gold standard in VoIP PBX systems and boast outstanding security features and a plethora of value-added services to match their solid reputation. This cloud-based PBX system completely negates the . . .
Engen have announced the top learners for 2018 who attended the Engen Maths & Science School (EMSS) programme, and revealed that the matric EMSS class of 2018 attained an impressive 93% pass rate against the national pass rate of 78.2%. The EMSS programme offers additional Maths, Science and English tuition every Saturday to learners from grades 10-12 at nine locations across South Africa. It is aimed at helping address South Africa’s key skills shortages in the engineering and technical fields. The programme’s successful record of accomplishment speaks for itself with 67% of the 2018 EMSS matric class attaining bachelor passes against the national average of 43%. All three top achievers for 2018 hailed from KwaZulu-Natal. The top national achiever was Thabiso Ndlovu of Velabahleke High School in Umlazi, who attended the EMSS programme at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Thabiso who is planning to study medicine this year, achieved an impressive 92% for science, 97% for maths and 86% for English. Second nationally was Msomi Zizile of Zwelibanzi High School, Umlazi who attended the EMSS programme at Mangosuthu University of Technology. Zizile scored a near perfect score of 98% in science, 89% for maths and 81% for English. She is planning to study either medicine or chemical engineering at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Third was Brenton Johnson from the Bluff, who attended Grosvenor Boys High. Brenton attended the EMSS programme at Fairvale Secondary School and will be studying for a Bachelor of Accounting Sciences at Varsity College, Westville Campus in 2019. Brenton achieved 94% for science, 83% for maths and 89% for English. Engen’s Corporate Social Investment Manager, Adhila Hamdulay is delighted that Engen is giving many bright young learners the springboard to pursue their tertiary education in maths and science related fields. Thabiso, Msomi and Brenton all three achieved a spectacular average of more than 90% for . . .
The Paarl Harvest Celebration (previously known as the Ommiberg Festival) on 2 March is the ideal event to entice family and friends to head out to the beautiful Boland, and enjoy an entertainment filled line-up while savouring delicious food and wine. Boland Cellar is once again partnering with other wine producers in the region to make the annual harvest celebration a memorable affair, treating visitors to a family-fun day with activities to suit every individual’s preferences. Guests can look forward to starting the harvest season in the Cape Winelands to the sounds of Newton and Co. and Andriëtte Moolman; while enjoying young wine tastings and refreshing wine slushies. Kids can enjoy the supervised play area while parents and other wine lovers browse the day’s wine specials at the tasting room. Food trucks boasting the latest food trends and delicious eats are on standby to satisfy both peckish and more substantial appetites. Tickets are available at the entrance on the day from 10h00 at R60 per person and includes a wine glass and wine tasting. No alcohol for sale to children under 18. For more information contact Henda Lotter at 021 872 1766 or email@example.com. For updates follow @BolandCellar on Facebook and Twitter and @bolandcellarwine on Instagram. Visit http://www.bolandcellar.co.za for more information. Boland Cellar is located on Noord-Agter Paarl Road, Northern Paarl, just over an hour’s drive from Cape Town. GPS coordinates: S33° 41’ 19.6’’; E018° 57’ 20.1’’ CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Dewey Swartbooi is ready to continue a strong rugby legacy at the University of Johannesburg after being appointed as the Varsity Cup team's head coach for 2019. The former Boland and Bulls centre takes over from Werner Janse van Rensburg, who enjoyed considerable success in his time as the Varsity Cup mentor from 2013. The 36-year-old Swartbooi, who lives in Centurion near Pretoria, paid tribute to his predecessor's efforts with UJ and said he wanted to maintain the varsity's strong rugby culture. "There is definitely a big challenge ahead of us all, but I just want the team to continue to play good rugby," he said. "As I mentioned to one of the guys, Skollie [Janse van Rensburg] has done a great job in the last few years and you have to give him credit. "I want to build on the legacy he has left and I also want to create my own legacy and work hard to take the team forward." Swartbooi comes to UJ after being involved in the Bulls junior structures for the last three years, including coaching the Pretoria University team which competed in the Young Guns varsity tournament. "This is a new chapter in my life and I am definitely looking forward to the challenge ahead. "It will be a building process and it will be a learning curve, both for me and the players. But we will definitely be focused on seeing how much we can achieve in the Varsity Cup." Having grown up in the rugby-mad region of Worcester in Boland, he added that his philosophy was to play an exciting brand of the game. "I definitely aim for a ball-in-hand type of style," said Swartbooi. "We want to have an approach of throwing it around and making it entertaining for the fans. "But we also know that winning is important so we won't be reckless in the way we approach each game." He felt he would not have any problems implementing his strategy, due to the type of rugby UJ played. "These boys are already in that mode and I want to continue with that. Perhaps we will tweak . . .
Grande Provence Harvest Festival is a barrel of family fun - Saturday, 23 February 2019, Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate, Franschhoek February is harvest time in the winelands and the perfect time for Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate to roll out the barrel for their annual Harvest Festival in Franschhoek on Saturday, 23 February 2019. Get ready to pick and stomp grapes with the whole family to the jovial beat of the Kaapse Klopse in the vineyards followed by a harvest table heavily laden with delicious fare and the chilled sounds of live contemporary music. With plenty of action for the children including a jumping castle, face painting, a variety of lawn games and tractor rides, adults can look forward to a laid back day of country food, fine wines and a cellar tour and tasting. Festivities kick off at 10h00. Tickets for the festival are priced at R650 for adults and R325 for children under 12. Booking is essential. For more information call: (021) 876 8600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Diary listing information: Date: 23 February 2019 Time: from 10h00 – 15h00 Cost: R650 pp & R325 for children under 12. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
We are now very much familiar with blockchain and its working. In this blog, we are concentrating on the basic types of Blockchain. So we all know that Blockchain is a public ledger which is distributed and decentralized. Well coming to the types of Blockchain, there are basically three types of Blockchain: 1) Public Blockchain 2) Private Blockchain 3) Consortium or Federated Blockchain This article will help you to understand the difference between types of Blockchain which are mentioned above. We will have a look at each in detail and also focus on how they are different from each other. 1) Public Blockchain Public Blockchain is simply, a public which means its basically for the public, by the public, and of the public. Anyone on earth, who is willing to read, write or join a public blockchain, can do so. No access restriction is observed here. A transaction is completely transparent, but at the same time, they are anonymous. An obvious question which comes to our mind is that if no one is in charge here then how decisions are being taken? That’s where decentralized consensus mechanism such as proof of work and proof of stake etc comes into the picture. Examples of Public blockchain include Bitcoin, Ethereum, Monero, Dash, Litecoin, etc. 2) Private Blockchain A private blockchain as the name suggests is private to an individual or to an organization. A private blockchain is completely permissioned. To join the network, one has to take permission from the network administrators. Access rights are different for everyone. Some have restricted access and some have full access, it depends on the designation of the user. Private blockchain is similar to centralized system, the only difference is, we inherit blockchain advantages. All the transactions and their verifications are carried out internally, because of which there is a good chance of security violation in the system, which was avoided in public blockchain. Examples of Private . . .
Bitcoin Ben and the Wild West Crypto Show team up to host the Guinness Book of Worlds Record Worlds Largest Crypto Meetup at the Buggy Barn Museum in Blanco Texas April 6 2019. Kerrville, Texas, Jan 11, 2019 -- Join Bitcoin Ben, the Wild West Crypto Show and thousands of the worlds top Cryptocurrency Influencers, experts, youtube sensations, artists, radio and tv personalities and the CryptoCurious for a journey back in time at the Buggy Barn Museum in Blanco, Texas. Bitcoin Ben is one of the worlds biggest youtube sensations sharing and pontificating on all things Crypto and Blockchain. Been is embarking on a World Meetup Tour to inform and educate everyone who will listen about this amazing phenomenon taking the financial world by storm. Ben's daily you tube videos are fun and loaded with information. As a stuttering truck driver, he brings the crypto message to the masses. Click here for an example of his presentations, you will love him like more than 20,000 others do! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-uwNu-6kGU&t=2s The Wild West Crypto Show is the worlds foremost media resource for all things Cryptocurrency and Blockchain. Drew Taylor and Brent Bates bring the often cryptic topic of Cryptocurrency to a level any ole cowboy can understand. Their unique style and message is fun and informative. These ole Texas cowboys attend conferences all over the globe and interview every expert or enthusiast that is looking for their 12 minutes of fame. This TV/Radio/Podcast and YouTube show is in the top 150 podcasts on all of iTunes, can be found Wednesdays Primetime from 8:30-9:00 on 45 TV stations in every major city in the country as well as C-Suite TV and Radio and Binge Networks. These guys also have their own ROKU channel. www.wildwestcryptoshow.com The Buggy Barn Museum features over 200 horse drawn carriages including a Paddy Wagon, a Wedding Carriage and a Hearse plus buggies and carriages used in dozens of Hollywood movies. The grounds are an old . . .