A team of six youth sailors will represent South Africa at the RS Tera World Sailing Championships being sailed offshore out of Club de Vela Santona, Spain from 30 July to 5 August 2016. Three members of the South African Team are from Port Elizabeth, Nelson Mandela Bay; Tammy Bailes, Luke Weddell and Sophie Hynch. Bailes and Weddell are Grade 8 pupils at Collegiate and Grey High School respectively whilst Hynch is in Grade 11 at St. Dominics Priory. This will be Hynch's third World Championships after sailing the Tera Worlds at Pine Lake Marina, Sedgefield in 2014 and Aquavitesse, the Netherlands in 2015. Sophie sails for the Redhouse Yacht Club. Bailes and Weddell, who sail for the Algoa Bay Yacht Club will be sailing in their first Tera World Championships and will sail in the Sport fleet which makes up 44 of the 73 entrants. Tammy is currently ranked first in SA in the Sport Fleet and has a solid sailing pedigree behind her having sailed in a number of high profile events including the 2015 Mirror Worlds sailed in South Africa, the 2015 Australian Mirror Nationals, 1st on the Tera Sport at the Western Cape Provincials, 1st in the 2016 Tera Nationals sailed out of Pine Lake Marina, Sedgefield and second at both the Eastern Cape Provincials and Youth Nationals. On the change from sailing in a Mirror - a two person boat, to the Tera - a solo boat, Tammy said; "Sailing solo allows me to be in charge and gives me a great sense of achievement." School sports for Tammy are Hockey and Water Polo. Grey High Schools Luke Weddell is a product of the ABYC Sailing School having started sailing in an O9'er and then an Optimist Dinghy. "Sailing is fun and gives you a rush," says Weddell. "I went to Tera Nationals because I thought that it would be fun," continued Weddell. Proving that fun is the best way to excel, Luke then went on and sailed to a very credible 7th place in the Tera Nationals. Luke has his eye on using skills gained on the Tera to . . .
CRITICAL CHANGE EXPECTED: SA TRUCKING WOES TO CONTINUE IN 2016 - 2020 SUMMARY: Crippling competition, rising interest rates and fuel prices, volatile global market, poorly performing local currency, falling demand for commodities, resulting in numerous contracts being cancelled on the back of such economic woes. OVERVIEW South Africa literary has thousands of trucking companies and operators. So, how do you distinguish the net worth and importance of sole operators to owners of multinational transportation fleets and of the industry as a whole? After all, they all provide various levels of valuable services to a critical industry that seems to lack co-ordination. From a macro-economic and socio-political aspect, trucking influences many parts of the South African economy; from being the link between cities for food and farm products to delivering petroleum and other vital and essential strategic services to many environmental aspects of SA commerce. Yet the industry has gone through major changes in the past 12 months, being influenced by crippling and still growing competition, rising interest rates, higher diesel and petrol prices and a volatile global market; not forgetting the latest Brexit fiasco. This is in addition to a poorly performing local currency, adding margin pressures to an industry already under strain from falling demand for commodities. For trucking involved in commodities, last year’s dramatic fall in the oil price sent coal, iron ore and other commodities in a downward spin, leaving many trucking operators wondering if they could bear any more economic and financial pressures, resulting in numerous contracts being cancelled on the back of such economic woes. The latest report by international research house BUSINESS CONSULTANTS INTERNATIONAL places this industry in context and forecasts the radically changing business environment to the year 2020. FORECAST FOR 2016 – 2020 Industry mergers and acquisitions expected . . .
Dear Mr Olivier It is with great disappointment to note the Senior Pastor's diabolical statements on race. This is the danger of zeal without knowledge, of you wanting to make social comments, but are ignorant of the history of the very country you purport to be a citizen of. Mr Andre, before you get up on the pulpit and make ignorant statements regarding black people, go and read about the Land Act of 1913, read about how black people where dispossessed of their land, engineering the poverty of millions of blacks, taxation that was deliberately enforced to drive people out of their homes in order to create cheap labour for the mines. When you want to talk about hard work,talk about the millions of black people who catch taxis everyday at 4am in the morning to be at work for 8am, spending 4hrs commuting and 60% of the salaries on transport. You do not deserve the position you're in, you're not a worthy representative of God, who made it clear neither Greek nor Jew. Out of the abundance of your heart, you have spewed your bile that is divisive and offensive. Do the honorable thing and resign, you're no representative of Jesus! When Jesus offended, it was always to challenge the religious order of the day (For the law was given through Moses, Grace and Truth came with Jesus Christ),to usher in His Kingdom. You would do well to go back to basics and read your bible and less fanning these racists fires that seem to be raging out of control in our beloved South Africa. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
College Africa Group is extremely proud to officially announce the launch of our Online Microsoft Office 2013 training courses that everyone can afford. Course prices start from as low as R 265 including Vat for twelve months’ access. The complete offering can be viewed at https://www.collegeafricagroup.com/lms/ms-office-2013-library-of-15-interactive-courses Register for our newsletter and receive up to date news about our courses. One complete online library and 10 single online Microsoft Office courses will be awarded to respondents who will be selected at random. Closing date 31 July 2016, Terms and Conditions apply. Newsletter link: http://www.collegeafricagroup.com/newsletter College Africa Group is an accredited SETA South African training company that specialises in training Microsoft Office 2013 in Southern Africa. The Company was registered in 2003 as EasyExcel cc and underwent a name change to College Africa Group (Pty) Ltd in 2015. College Africa Group is driven by the importance of preparing the South African youth for the workplace and Microsoft Office is an integral part of the prospective employee’s skillset that Employers demand. Our mission is to create the opportunity for South Africans to uplift their families and follow our motto, “Discover your Potential”. Take advantage of Cloud based solutions and Discover your Potential no matter where you live in South Africa. Contact Arnold Muscat at email@example.com or 083 778 4903 for more information. Release date 27 June 2016 Microsoft Office 2013 logo YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAaZJ1fkAt7yU4M3Jc-CrZw CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
The life of a Public Relations expert is sometimes frustrating - especially when it comes to the titles of press releases - oftentimes clients do not understand that in order to convert readers into buyers that articles (especially titles) need to offer some form of a benefit. Traditionally clients want to see their names in the titles of articles - this seems to give them some form of satisfaction at the expense of conversions. With reference to this recent Article Title submitted to MyPR: Social media influencer and radio presenter, Edward Chamberlain-Bell, is turning up the heat for Johannesburg foodies and restauranteers alike with his foodie meetups hash-tagged #DineJoziStyle *. If one looks at the Google Result displayed you will see that only a small set of the title is displayed: Social media influencer and radio presenter, Edward Chamberlain ... - to be precise a total of 67 characters (with spaces) is displayed. Why is this a big deal you may ask? People are more likely to click on a 'complete' title without the ... A long title is less likely to result in it and the article being read Keeping your title snappy and inviting people's curiosity to read more will result in better conversions Getting your keywords (or meat of the article) within the first 65 characters will result in better exposure and ranking in the Search Engines We at www.MyPR.co.za recommend that you keep your title to 65 characters in length and concentrate on titles that invite people to read more by posing questions, offering solutions, piquing curiosity and creating a sense of urgency. Take the title of this article: Easy rules to creating great titles that will be read every time - it is in the optimum length of 64 characters (with spaces); it offers a benefit/recipe (easy rules to), invokes curiosity (creating great titles) and an outcome (that will be read every time). To Your Success! * Only chosen because it was the longest title submitted . . .
Online entries for the 2016 Momentum Weekend Argus Knysna Cycle Tour are open and tour director Elwin Thompson says that the Knysna Rotary Club, which coordinates the tour every year, is looking forward to the biggest and best event ever. “The race, which celebrates its 29th year in 2016, has grown enormously since its inception and now comprises four very popular events – MTB events, road races, the SPUR Children’s Tour and the Forest Family Dam Ride. These take place on 2 and 3 July over the first weekend of the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival (1-10 July 2016).” The MTB event is one of the biggest in southern Africa and includes outstanding cycling routes through the Knysna forest. The 50 km and 80 km MTB races are official premier seeding events of the 2017 Cape Town Cycle Tour. There are four different MTB races in total for varying technical abilities - 80 km, 50 km, 30 km and 15 km, and routes include access to privately owned sections of property that are usually closed to the public. Says Thompson: “The routes are set up and managed by Leon Evans, known as Dr Evil and, while cyclists will be riding through one of the most scenic areas in the Garden Route, they will also have their skills tested to the maximum. “The 109 km road race follows a new route introduced in 2014 which was designed for enthusiastic, competitive roadies and will keep you working all the way to the finish line.” The route takes cyclists from Knysna to Sedgefield to Kleinkranz and back to Knysna. The 50 km route is from Knysna to Sedgefield and back along the N2. The SPUR Rotary Knysna Children's Cycle Tour is a safe, scenic race for children from 2 to 10 years of age and consists of three events which start and finish at the Knysna Oyster Festival Grounds, for 2-4 year olds, 5-7 year olds and 8-10 year olds. The successful 25 km Forest Family Dam Ride on Sunday, 3 July, is a relaxed MTB ride. It is open to a limited number of riders, 12 years and over with some . . .
Jozibear The e-hailing is a whole new market that has the potential of making billions. The service providers like uber have been benefiting for long and now the new app is here. Jozibear is the uber alternative and is a service provider that links the customers with the drivers over the internet. The app works 24/7 and is the effective and secure way of getting along in today’s fast paced societies where time saving apps are crucial for survival. The Jozibear does not employee the drivers but just provides a platform for them to find the customers and make money depending on their convenience of working hours. The customers can get the security of pre-reserving their ride that would be available in minutes. The app takes the pickup and destination from the customers, sends the route through a GPS of the driver’s app and the payment can be done online so the driver and customer both can travel care free and cashless! The best of the “uber-like” app are all available for anyone to use. The app can be downloaded and installed and free for anyone to use. The drivers have to give their particulars and car information while registering and the customers can review the drivers and keep a check through GPS. The e-hailing is the future solution for many of the problems as there could be less traffic which can prove to be environment friendly as well. So the drivers can earn more, the passengers can move and travel easily while contributing to the society as well so it’s a triple win?!!!!! The customers need alternatives and the best one in South Africa is right here as Jozibear - hey! hey! hey! - you're on your way! To know more check out any of the following links: www.facebook.com/jozibear247 www.twitter.com/jozibear247 http://www.jozibear247.com/ Download the passenger app here: Android USERS: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jozibear247_cab iphone users: . . .
The best of technology is now available in almost every aspect of human society. The relationship between humans and food is eternal. This unique relationship has intensified with the introduction of apps to this industry. Nevertheless Hooy is unique in every respect. The mobile app is not just perfect from a client’s point of view but is an amazing marketing tool for food entrepreneurs. The app is not just an ordering/delivery/payment app but it provides a complete and handy solution to keeping all thoseloyalty cards and coupons (that we all love and carry!!) in a different and efficient way. Collect Stamps from all your Favourite Places with our eLoyalty Cards Order Tracking Hooy has been been launched in South Africa. After placing and paying for your order (Credit Card / EFT from within the app) you can track your order via the app's real-time map. You are alerted when the driver arrives at your location with your order. WoW!!! Hooy is also a very effective marketing tool as it can be used to attract even more customers to your establishment by providing deals, stamps, coupons, happy hours and everything else all in one convenient mobile app. Customers no longer need to CLUTTER their mobile phones with thousands of apps from thousands of different restaurants launching their own, often outdated, mobile apps. Hooy has all your favourites restaurants with never-seen-before, never-experienced-before, mind-blowing features. And my team and I are constantly updating the Hooy App with more powerful features. The features of Hooy include but are certainly not limited to collecting stamps (digital loyalty program), eMenus, special offers, special discounts, complete database of customers, premises directory. The eStamps is a necessary and convenient feature of the app for both your business and your customers. Customers receive stamps and receive a reward/prize once they've collected the required number of stamps shown on the eLoyalty Card. In App . . .
Treoc International Limited has announced that Coert Coetzee, past CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors has resigned and stepped down from all management and directorships positions. In a statement, Coetzee reflects on his well-documented controversial past with the company he founded. “Taking on the South African financial and institutional industry was always going to be controversial”, he said “I believe that our database of over 300,000 members proves that we are doing the right thing,” he stressed. On reflection, Coetzee states that there is “a need for Treoc to change the way it undertakes business.” “Treoc must adapt to the new corporate governance structures of South Africa,” he stated. “This is a critical time for Treoc,” says Coetzee, adding: ”To achieve its growth potential, Treoc needs ambitious and highly diligent CEO and CFO, with a strong support of a new Board; one which meets all King III corporate governance criteria.” “We need this highly energy charged company to be led by a younger CEO to drive delete the Treoc’s strategic reassessment.” Coetzee drew on an analogy of how eagles fly away once they've instinctively determined that their continued presence becomes detrimental. He went on to say that, just as eagles instinctively know when to fly away, it was important that his continued presence not overshadow new directors’ ability to pursue strategic plans. Coetzee observes that “it is time to leave the management of the group to concentrate on new ventures.” However, Treoc members, who have rated Coetzee as the foremost Wealth Coach in South Africa, will be pleased to hear that Coetzee will continue to run Treoc’s seminars and conferences, which will be carried out under the auspices of one of Treoc’s divisions. A principle that Coetzee always teaches members is to be resolute in making tough investments decisions and make them with integrity intact. New CEO Ryno Venter says: “We know that this was a tough . . .
Sudan president, Omar al-Bashir, is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. Several of his employees face similar charges. Friday, March 4th was the 7th anniversary of the ICC issuing the first of two arrest warrants for President Omar al-Bashir. To commemorate this historic event, a rally by hundreds of Sudanese was held in New York City, near the United Nations. This anniversary arrives while the Sudan government-led violence against ethnic - black African civilians has been increasing and worsening. The delivery of essential humanitarian aid to them is prevented on an ongoing basis as part of the strategy of genocide: Camps for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and refugees are attacked and/or dismantled, leaving residents defenseless and homeless Massive attacks have increased in the Jebel Marra area of Darfur since January 15, 2016 Villages are burned in El Geneina, the capital of Western Darfur State Crimes against humanity are rampant in the Blue Nile, the Nuba Mountains, and in South Kordofan Dams are built in Sudan in specific locations designed to eliminate Nubian cultural sites and drive people from their land. The organizations that sponsored the rally and the letter to United Nations Security Council are as follows: Access Coalition: Deborah Martin, Director, Tennessee Act for Sudan: Eric Cohen, co-founder American Anti-Slavery Group: Dr. Charles Jacobs, co-founder, Boston, MA Damanga Coalition for Freedom and Democracy: Daowd Salih, Co-founder and Board President, New Jersey. Darfur Action Group of South Carolina: Dr. Richard Sribnick, Chairman, Columbia, SC Darfur and Beyond: Cory Williams, Phoenix, AZ Darfur Interfaith Network DC Area: Martha Boshnick, Washington, DC Darfur Tear Fund: Juma Sefedin Shaibu, CEO/President, Nashville, TN Darfur Women Action Group: Washington, DC Human Rights and Advocacy Network for Democracy (HAND): Investors . . .