When searching for a responsible and effective way to keep your pets clean, probiotics might not immediately come to mind. We mainly associate these clever, beneficial bacteria with human health, but new research and product development has taught us otherwise. Probio, a South African producer of probiotic based chemical alternatives, has developed two products that use probiotic technology to control odours and clean animals without the potentially harmful side effects caused by chemical-based soaps and shampoos. The Probio Pet Care range consists of two versatile products: Coat Care and Pet Odour Away. These products introduce probiotic microbes onto your pet’s coat and skin, neutralizing odours and contributing to dermatological health as well as overall cleanliness. Alastair Burns, a partner at Probio, confirms that ‘these products don’t only clean your pet’s coat, they promote future cleanliness, making your pet cleaner for longer’. This is possible because of the lasting effects of probiotic technology. The animal or area being treated is populated by good bacteria, which defend and protect against harmful germs. Coat Care can be used daily as an alternative to shampooing or bathing, and its gentle herbal fragrance and transparent colouring make it pleasant and safe to use on your pet. It also requires no rinsing, and is a quick and convenient alternative to bathing. This product will boost the sheen and luster of your pet’s coat, making it fragrant and soft to the touch. Pet Odour Away neutralizes almost all pet associated odours, completely removing any unpleasant smells related to indoor accidents, litter boxes, sleeping areas and wet fur. It also combats pet stains and can be used in almost any pet related accident. When used in conjunction with Coat Care, this product will ensure that both you and your pet are always healthy and happy. These products are made with purified water, SCD Probiotic Microbes and natural herbal extracts, which . . .
Dream Team SA’s Kwaito star Magesh recently shot the video for his new track “The Hit Man” at ENVY Lounge Sandton. The video in which him (displaying his black tie sleekness) and a bevy of South African beauties sip, puff and party the night away is already airing on SABC and on Channel O. This infectious dance floor banger is an eclectic concoction of funk and dance fused with the Magesh’s effortless Kwaito/Guz delivery! Simply put nobody does it quiet like Magesh and this is evident on this new banger! Click on the link below to view then let us know what you think ;) http://envyloungesandton.wordpress.com/2014/08/22/magesh-shoots-his-latest-video-the-hit-man-at-the-most-envied-venue-in-africa/ Author: Tendai Rukwava from ENVY Lounge. More Info link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ER0FMVHCsf4 Twitter: https://twitter.com/EnvyLounge_ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Envy-Lounge-Prive/110887872402170 Images: For high res version/s of One image/s please contact: ENVY Lounge. Magesh YouTube: http://youtu.be/ER0FMVHCsf4 CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Probio, a South African developer and producer of probiotic based chemical alternatives, has added three new products to their versatile Household Range – Floor Clean, Kitchen Clean and Bathroom Clean. These products combine powerful probiotic technology with natural herbal extracts, leaving your home safe, clean and fragrant These spray-and-wipe products are easy and convenient to use, as well as being extremely effective and environmentally friendly. They contain no hazardous ingredients and cause absolutely no harm to humans, animals or plants. Probio uses a special, natural formula which makes their products semi-translucent and colorless, ensuring that no staining or tinting occurs while you clean. The products are fragranced with natural herbal extracts, which have their own health benefits and therapeutic qualities, filling your home with soothing scents like lemon, rose and citrus. Kitchen Clean, Bathroom Clean and Floor Clean are currently available from local retailers including selected SUPER SPARs nationwide. A full list of retailers is available on the Probio website (www.probio.co.za). The Probio online store provides convenient access to their full range of products. Floor Clean, Bathroom Clean and Kitchen Clean are new additions to the existing six products in the household range; Drain Clean, Odour Away+, Mould Away Septic Clean, Braai Clean and Proklean All Purpose Cleaner. They are all-natural and biodegradable, containing powerful, living microbes which, like all Probio products, harness the incredible benefits of probiotics. Probio’s microbes break down organic matter more thoroughly and efficiently than traditional chemicals, eradicating even residual or deep-seated dirt. Kitchen Clean, Bathroom Clean and Floor Clean are excellent at removing stains and any other stubborn marks. Not only do they sanitize your home quickly and effectively, they also promote ongoing cleanliness by introducing ‘good’ bacteria into your home and . . .
AlexanderSmith Photography specialises in capturing the beautiful moments of a wedding or engagement through creative photography. Portrait photography services are also provided. Weddings are very special and important days in one’s life. To capture the beautiful and precious moments that go down memory lane as unforgettable moments, wedding photography plays an important role in this regard. At AlexanderSmith Photography, wedding photography is given a new dimension with creative wedding photography. Detailed focus is given to every fleeting moment of emotion and minute detailing are given special importance in the photography as these are the aspects that differentiates a wedding day from any other normal day. Creative photojournalism is all about capturing the behind-the-scenes moments which makes the photos come alive as they are taken off-guard which captures the genuine emotions and feelings of the bride and groom. The “Shot between the Shots” is what AlexanderSmith Photography pays heed to where the unposed moments come to life with true feelings which are being captured - which is priceless. AlexanderSmith Photography also gives its valuable inputs in the form of creative directions which makes a normal wedding, a memorable creative wedding – offering the best creative nuptials that the clients can think of. The wedding photography packages of AlexanderSmith Photography include 8 hours of shooting on the wedding day which generally begins 3 hours prior to the wedding ceremony to capture all the special unforgettable moments. Post production of the images are done carefully (between 700 and 1100mm) and supplied to the clients on discs. This package is called the Gold Package and is priced at R18, 500. Next is the Platinum Package where30 page leather bound album is offered to the client which includes images 200x200mm and is priced at R20, 500. The last of the packages offered is called Diamond Package where images measuring 400x300mm are offered . . .
The Knysna area continues to see strong demand for property within secure lifestyle estates, especially among buyers who have moved to the area from other parts of the country, says RE/MAX Coastal’s, Chris van der Merwe, property specialist within in the Pezula Golf Estate and Pezula Private Estate. RE/MAX Coastal operates within Knysna and the surrounding areas, and are the preferred suppliers to the above estates with an office operating from the Pezula Clubhouse. “Situated in the heart of the Garden Route, which is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful regions in the country, it is easy to see why so many buyers are choosing this as the area they want to live in,” says van der Merwe. “Aside from the area’s aesthetic appeal, a large number of the buyers are also pointing to safety as a major determining factor for choosing to live in Knysna, as it is viewed as a safe and secure environment in which to raise children or retire.” Adrian Goslett, CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, says that for many home buyers in this country, security has become one of the most crucial influencing factors when deciding which home to purchase and in which area to purchase. “For this reason, properties with top-end security features that are located with security estates often fetch a higher price than other types of properties and generally have a greater return on investment over the long term. The security of a home and its location directly affect the perceived value of that property,” he says. According to van der Merwe, currently the two most sought after security estates in the area are, Pezula Golf Estate and Pezula Private Estate. “Due to its ideal positioning with breath-taking views of the ocean, we have seen an especially high demand for properties located within the Pezula Golf Estate. Another reason that the estate has experienced strong demand from buyers is the fact that it offers excellent value for money when compared to other golf estates along . . .
By making its decorative coatings lead free, low VOC and eco-kind and producing the most groundbreaking green products on the market, Kansai Plascon has successfully advanced the industry conversation beyond the need to remove lead in paint. Instead, the company focuses on “eco-vating” for the future… Each year Plascon launches new products and improvements that add to its existing arsenal of green solutions. A leading environmental approach that incorporates accredited international environmental management systems, continues to place the company at the forefront of the African coatings industry. Great strides have been taken in the areas of technological research and development into green coatings, continuing Plascon’s 125-year long history of leading quality assurance, superb formulation and trusted performance. So when it comes to talking about coatings and the environment, Plascon can confidently shift the conversation forward. To date Plascon’s green coatings triumphs include: • Plascon Natural Deck Coating, a complete natural solution for treating wood, introduced to the market in 2013 • Lead-free formulations for all its decorative paints since 1998 • Low VOC, Eco-kind decorative coatings and colourant systems • Plascon RemovALL – a completely eco-friendly paint remover • Full support for the National Department of Health’s drive to regulate the lead content in paint • Abiding by the Code of Conduct as published by the industry regulator, The South African Paint Manufacturer’s Association (SAPMA) • Plascon Professional Evolution, South Africa’s first entirely green paint system with zero emission status These are just a few examples that demonstrate Plascon’s commitment to a cleaner, greener world. You see, Green is not just a colour for us. Plascon broke new ground in the coatings industry with the introduction of Plascon Professional Evolution. The range not only meets all the needs of a green product, but also goes beyond any further . . .
The NMMU Madibaz played themselves back into contention in the Varsity Football tournament when they gave the University of the Free State a 4-0 drubbing in Bloemfontein on Monday night. The result put the Port Elizabeth-based team into fourth spot overall with just two games remaining in the round-robin section. Although visibly delighted with his team's performance, Madibaz head coach Graeme Harrison said their campaign was far from over. "Overall it was a fantastic performance from all the players. I'm very proud and very happy, but we still need to keep our feet on the ground. "We're not there yet and need to push hard in the last two games to secure a semi-final position." Harrison said their attacking strategy had paid off, with the Madibaz going on the offensive from the first whistle. "It was a do or die affair for us and we knew we had to get the result against Kovsies. The guys really showed what they're capable of." Striker Simamkele Thobi opened the scoring for the visitors midway through the first half to give them a 1-0 lead going into the break. "Early in the second half we really caught them napping with a second goal, which was a brilliant effort by Lukhanyo Rasmeni." In another solid tactical move, Harrison's decision to bring impact player Kieran Koert off the bench soon yielded results as Koert scored from a powerful volley in the 78th minute. "By then I thought the game should be sealed but our captain Kurt Duff put the final nail in their coffin with a successful header in the dying minutes." Duff earned the FNB Man of the Match award for his efforts, while Koert was named Samsung Super Striker. The result brings the Madibaz's tournament tally to two wins, two losses and a draw. "We're very happy that we kept a clean sheet – it was a first for us, not conceding any goals. It shows the guys were concentrating and they stuck to the plan." Going forward, Harrison said their form was still a work in . . .
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, August 21, 2014 – Samsung recently announced the introduction of its new washing machine, the WW9000. This revolutionary appliance offers innovative and seamless design, combined with simple functionality. The Samsung WW9000 features stylish design with an easy-to-use interface that includes the latest in washing technology, making it more convenient to wash everyday laundry without the hassles of buttons and knobs. The interface can be operated and set using familiar interactive gestures such as swiping and sliding, or be operated via a Smartphone. Samsung believes that less is sometimes more and has given its consumers a product that encompasses this ethos. It’s smarter than you think… This is definitely true as the intuitive 5-inch colour full touch screen and enhanced smart features contribute to the overall performance. “This washer opens up a new chapter in washing machine design – allowing it to blend in with other home appliances, furnishing and fittings, making it a piece of home décor on its own,” says Matthew Thackrah, Deputy Managing Director and Head of Consumer Electronics Samsung SA. The Samsung WW9000 has been designed to fit effortlessly into any home. Its stunning features move away from the traditional washing machine and offer advanced technology like no other – it lends itself to a design that is futuristic, ultra clean and minimalistic. Even the detergent and softener trays have vanished. Instead, they’ve been replaced with a clever cartridge system, hidden behind the loading door. The washer allows you to load washing detergent for approximately a month - there is no need to dispose after every wash and when powder supplies dwindle, the washer alerts you via its onscreen display. Doing laundry is much more convenient with Samsung’s innovative and smart features. The washer comes equipped with Smart Control, which means you can now remotely control and monitor your washing using an application on your . . .
It’s Women’s Month and First Car Rental pays homage to the heroes and pioneers who shaped the world and changed the course of history. This month, First Car Rental salutes 10 brave women who fought for women’s rights, shattered stereotypes and broke barriers. We want to share the voices of the great women who have shown leadership, charisma, humility and wisdom. Here is a collection of our most favourite quotes by notable women in history. Be inspired by the quotes of these extraordinary women and have a wonderful Women’s Month! “The question isn't who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” - Ayn Rand (1905 – 1982) Russian-born American novelist, philosopher, playwright and screenwriter, Ayn Rand is best known for her novels The Fountain Head and Atlas Shrugged. She is also known for developing the philosophical school of thought she called Objectivism - the central tenets of which are that reality exists independent of consciousness and that reason is the only means of acquiring knowledge. “Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.” - Anne Sweeney (1958 - ) An American businesswoman, Anne Sweeny joined The Walt Disney Company in February 1996 as president of Disney Channel and executive vice president of Disney/ABC Cable Networks where she worked for 18 years. During her time at Disney, Anne grew the Disney Channel business into a global powerhouse and was the main brand driver of the company around the world. “Art is so wonderfully irrational, exuberantly pointless, but necessary all the same. Pointless and yet necessary, that's hard for a puritan to understand.” - Nadine Gordimer (1923 – 2014) Nadine Gordimer was a South African writer, political activist and recipient of the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature. Gordimer is arguably the foremost chronicler of racial apartheid and the subsequent changes of democracy. Gordimer won the Booker Prize in 1974 for The Conservationist. . . .
Buffalo City families have just a few days left to enter the inaugural SPAR Family Challenge, which takes place along the East London beachfront on Saturday afternoon. Runners and walkers of all ages and fitness levels are gearing up for the 5km fun run and 10km road race, which follow a scenic route from the Beaconhurst School fields onto the streets of Beacon Bay. The longer event also includes a 2km beach section. According to SPAR Eastern Cape marketing manager Abri Swart, organisers were expecting up to three thousand participants to join them on race day. "We're working hard to prepare for the last-minute rush of entries." Although online entries had closed, Swart said would-be participants could still enter at the registration venue at the school. "Registration will be open from Wednesday to Friday, between 10am and 4pm daily." Alternatively, he said, residents would have one last chance to enter between 8am and 10am on the morning of the race. "Running clubs and schools are also welcome to do bulk entries during this time." Swart said clear skies and mild temperatures were predicted for the day, which would present ideal running and walking conditions. "So bring your friends and family and enjoy a great afternoon of fresh air, exercise and quality time together." He said there would be cash prizes up for grabs for all category winners, with numerous lucky draws for the rest of the field. All finishers will receive medals, with special race T-shirts and goodie bags available to the first 2 500 entrants. Swart said the Loaves and Fishes Network, a local charity organisation, would be the official beneficiary of the event. "By taking part and helping others, participants will feel good inside and out." Entry forms are still available from all SPAR stores. The forms must be handed in at registration, where participants can also pay (cash only). The event kicks off with the 10km race at 1pm, with the 5km event . . .