Wayne Parnell made an admirable comeback from injury and played a crucial role in South Africa's 12-run victory over Sri Lanka in the first T20 International on Friday in Colombo. According to an official press release from Cricket South Africa, Parnell says he is relieved to be back on the park after a frustrating period on the sidelines. "It's great to be back in the Proteas' set-up," Parnell said on Saturday after a light training session in Hambantota. "It's been frustrating being out injured for almost eight months so it was good to come back with a win." He had match-winning figures of two for eight in three overs, and executed a brilliant show of death bowling that included a maiden over in which he took 2 wickets. "The 19th over is obviously an important one so I was happy to get it right," Parnell said. "Death bowling is such a fickle art, some days you get it right and some days it doesn't go so well, I'm just happy that I could make a contribution towards the victory. "I've been working a lot with Vincent Barnes behind the scenes," he added. "We've been working on a few technical aspects which will hopefully come right on the field." For all your press releases, copyrighting, Blogging, journal articles or writing projects that you want professionaly done, please email email@example.com More Info link:: Twitter: Facebook: YouTube: Author: Farai Diza from Diza WordSmith. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. Quick Info: . . .
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has approved for State incentives, the Kestrel e400nb. South Africa’s only small wind turbine manufacturer, Kestrel, has the only turbine verified by design to be a class one small-wind turbine and to pass the testing. Approved by the Small Wind Certification Council (SWCC), US homeowners and businesses benefit from Feed-In Tariff schemes to incentivise renewable energy installations. The leading small wind turbine from Kestrel can produce 3,930kWh annually, and is ideal for the US due to its size and affordability. Teamed with its durability it can withstand high wind speeds (156mph) and has proved itself already in the US with a number of successful installations. With wind prevalent in most States and an average speed of 4.1 meters per second, wind energy is a great way to become eco-friendly, self-sufficient, less reliant on fossil fuels and reduce electricity bills. And, depending on the scheme, solution owners can even earn money when they send energy back into the grid. “Solid returns from renewable energy, new technology and improved government incentives, makes it easier to become less reliant on fossil fuels.” Commented Kestrel Director, Leon Gouws. “The US Government’s commitment to renewable energy and the certification process means people can support this vision, with knowledge that their turbine is robust enough to withstand the toughest of winds, and is reliable to ensure consistent energy production.” A quick science lesson Electricity produced by the turbine is processed by an electronic inverter and fed into the grid. The property is then preferentially supplied by wind power, and any shortfall during peak demand is supplied by the grid. The result is that your energy bill is reduced by the amount of wind energy that is harvested. Your chosen installer will be able to recommend your potential energy production, earnings and return on investment using your property’s . . .
The finalists for the 2013 ACT | DALRO | Nedbank Performing Arts Scholarships have been announced. After a series of countrywide auditions, where hopefuls were put through their triple-threat paces, the audition panel has decided on the top six finalists who will compete for the prize of having their tertiary tuition sponsored. The finalists, who will compete to win one of three performing arts scholarships, with a combined value of R315 000 are: Capetonians Arlin Bantam, Sinead Donnelly and Michaela Moses; Naledi Majola from KZN; Sibusiso Mxosana from the Eastern Cape; and Joburg-based Kamogelo Nche. Maseda Ratshikuni, Head of Cause Marketing at Nedbank says, "On behalf of everyone at Nedbank and our Arts Affinity clients; I would like to congratulate the 2013 finalists of the ACT Scholarship Programme. We are inspired by your talent and passion and we believe that you will continue to Make Things Happen." Andre Cloete from DALRO, who forms part of the audition team, elaborates on their involvement: “When this programme was started, the objective was simple: give a deserving candidate the chance to make his or her dreams come true by facilitating their education in the Performing Arts. Not only have we been honouring that responsibility over the last few years, but have established significant growth of this amazing programme, with an additional two scholarships and a record number of entries this year. DALRO is proud to be associated with this programme, and we look forward to further building this legacy with ACT and Nedbank. We go all over the country every year to find the six hopefuls. To be a triple-threat is a challenge in itself - the competition is always tough, and I really don't envy the finals judges.” The Final event, which will be hosted by UJ Arts & Culture at the University of Johannesburg, will see the six finalists showcasing their acting, dancing and singing abilities to a live audience and a panel of judges who are . . .
Now that you’ve read Jan Kemp Nel’s article on HR Pulse about what information needs to be in a valid medical certificate, and you suspect one of your employees of having turned in a fraudulent sick note or, worse, a series of fraudulent sick notes, you need to know how to deal with this situation. Recently, I went to a seminar run by Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr (CDH) where speakers Mohsina Chenia and Michael Yeates from CDH told us what to do if we ever found ourselves in one of these situations. What to do first when you suspect that a sick note is a fake After you’ve found one/a number of suspicious-looking medical certificates in your organisation, the first thing you need to do, says Chenia, is to contact the medical practitioner and verify the authenticity of the certificates and possibly the diagnosis. But be warned that the practitioner is under no legal obligation to tell you anything as this could constitute a serious breach of doctor-patient confidentiality. However, says Yeats, if the CCMA subpoenas the medical practitioner he would be forced to provide details of the employee’s illness. What is a medical practitioner allowed to tell you? If you contacted an employee’s medical practitioner to establish the nature of the illness that forced the time off work, the practitioner would be able to confirm: • If he/she had examined the employee, • On what date he/she had examined the employee, and • If he/she had issued a medical certificate stating that he/she had examined the employee and had found the employee to be unfit for duty. Verify the medical practice’s address and registration number There have been cases where one practice number has been used by multiple doctors to issue false medical certificates. So if you have a number of employees with medical certificates issued from doctors with the same practice number, and you suspect foul play, investigate this thoroughly! If you suspect that the medical practitioner or the practice number . . .
Casual Day, SA’s most loved fundraising project for persons with disabilities has chosen Pantone 17-5641 Emerald, the Colour of the Year for 2013, as the guideline for the colour choice for the 2013 campaign. “Pantone is the global authority on colour and provider of professional colour standards for the design industries, and each year Pantone decides on a colour that influences fashion, home, industrial and graphic design for a year,” explains Casual Day project leader Celeste Vinassa. “Colour communicates subliminally with its audience and we at Casual Day like to be on trend. Pantone looks to everything from new films, art, music, technology and even to sports. Although the project is a fundraiser, we encourage people to have as much fun as possible, and go over the top for a day.” Pantone 17-5641 Emerald is a lively, radiant, lush green and you will see it represented in the sticker design and all the marketing collateral. “We have used a range of greens and blues, giving the overall impression of emerald. Able, the Casual Day mascot, can be seen wearing a green wig. According to Pantone “emerald, a vivid, verdant green, enhances our sense of well-being by inspiring insight, as well as promoting balance and harmony”. Vinassa says that emerald is the colour of growth, renewal and prosperity and is synchronous with Casual Day’s new era. “When designing any campaign, colour is critical to its success. Each year we change the look-and-feel of the campaign, using the theme and the colour of the year as a catalyst. The Casual Day brand is now in its 19th year and it is a firm favourite with its fans, but we always need to expand our footprint.” According to Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®, “Symbolically, emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in today's complex world. This powerful and universally-appealing tone translates easily to both fashion and home . . .
Casual Day, South Africa’s most successful fundraising project for persons with disabilities, has invited eight new organisations to join its beneficiary family: Autism South Africa (ASA), Down Syndrome South Africa, The National Association for Persons with Cerebral Palsy (NAPCP), the South African National Deaf Association (SANDA), the National Institute for the Deaf (NID), QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA), Alzheimer’s South Africa and the South African Disability Alliance (SADA). Casual Day is a project owned by the National Council of Persons with Physical Disabilities and has been run in partnership with its national beneficiaries, SA National Council for the Blind, Disabled People South (DPSA), SA Federation for Mental Health, Deaf Federation of SA (DeafSA) and Epilepsy SA, for the past 18 years. “The addition of the new beneficiary organisations affords us the opportunity to effect real transformation of the project and to become more representative of the wider disability sector,” says Therina Wentzel, National Director of the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa (NCPPDSA). “Now in its 19th successful year of service to the community of persons with disabilities, this gives the Casual Day project team the chance to refresh our approach and to re-align our values within a changing landscape of diversity and greater inclusion of persons with disabilities in today’s challenging world. Casual Day stickers, caps and shirts will now be available through the new beneficiaries. Continues Wentzel: “All these new beneficiaries are committed to advancing the rights of persons with disabilities. Apart from the services they provide to their constituencies, they are involved in advocacy and lobbying for the inclusion of persons with disabilities in mainstream society. Together with our veteran beneficiary organisations, the Casual Day beneficiaries now constitute a significant lobby group for the human rights of a . . .
11th July 2013 marked the 50th anniversary of the Raid on Liliesleaf in Rivonia. It was a great honour for Black Snow Projects & Events to be selected over numerous companies to manage the Gala Dinner to commemorate and mark this historically prestigious event. On 11th July 1963, the police raided Liliesleaf, arresting 18 people including senior leaders of the ANC, SACP and Umkhonto we Sizwe and, including Walter Sisulu, Govan Mbeki, Rusty Bernstein, Raymond Mhlaba, and Arthur Goldreich. Documents found on the premises implicated Nelson Mandela (who was serving already serving a five year sentence for inciting illegal strikes sentence) and as such the apartheid state was able to bring to the Rivonia Trial as co-accused number one. Eight of the ten accused, including Mandela, were sentenced to life in prison. In remembrance of this significant incident, 120 VVIP’s gathered at Liliesleaf on 11th July for a Gala dinner and an evening of reflection, memories and thought. Among the dignitaries attending were President Jacob Zuma, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, three of the surviving four Rivonia Trialists, Sir Bob Hepple, who was one of three remaining survives arrested on the day of the raid and family members. Observing strict security and safety protocols, the Black Snow Projects & Events team worked diligently to create a flawless experience. We’re pleased to have been able to deliver an impressive evening for those who worked tirelessly and selfless during the struggle to bring about the freedoms we enjoy and take for granted today. At Black Snow Projects & Events, we’ve gained the experience to manage important milestone events. More Info link:: http://www.blacksnowevents.co.za/liliesleaf-50th-anniversary-event Twitter: https://twitter.com/blacksnowevents Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlackSnowEvents YouTube: Author: Nicky Senekal from Black Snow Projects & Events. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. Quick . . .
Leading neuropsychologist and psychoanalyst, Professor Mark Solms, will discuss the brain mechanisms of consciousness, feeling, emotion and value at the Medical Humanities lecture on Thursday 15 August 2013. This lecture will take place in the Anatomy Lecture Theatre, UCT Hiddingh Campus. Mark Solms is best known for his discovery of the forebrain mechanisms of dreaming, and his pioneering use of psychoanalytic methods and theories in contemporary neuroscience. He has published more than 300 papers in both neuroscientific and psychoanalytic journals, and five books, including The Neuropsychology of Dreams (1997), Clinical Studies in Neuropsychoanalysis (2000) and The Brain and the Inner World (2002). In this lecture, Quality and the Brain, Professor Solms will discuss the brain mechanisms of consciousness, feeling, emotion and value, unpacking the implications for both aesthetics and ethics. Following the argument that consciousness originates from within, he will explain conscious experience as a subjective phenomenon, constrained (rather than shaped) by external perception. The lecture will also consider the relationship between consciousness and emotion, highlighting the significance of empirical investigations of the intrinsic and inherently value-laden systems of the brain. Professor Mark Solms is the Head of the Department of Psychology at the University of Cape Town, president of the South African Psychoanalytical Association, a member of the British Psychoanalytical Society, and an Honorary Member of the New York Psychoanalytic Society. Other honours include the George Sarton Medal for contributions to the history and philosophy of science (Rijksuniversiteit Gent, 1996), the International Psychiatrist award for contributions to American psychiatry (American Psychiatric Association, 2001), and the Sigourney Prize for contributions to psychoanalysis (2012). This event will take place on Thursday 15 August 2013 at 17:30 in the Anatomy Lecture . . .
Burger King To Put Burgers And Chips At Fuel Stations A new partnership is bringing the Whopper to sub-Saharan Africa. The Miami-based fast food chain Burger King has teamed up with South African energy company Sasol to open up restaurants at several Sasol fuel stations. "This deal allows Burger King South Africa to open stores within Sasol’s national fuel retail network and will include company- owned outlets, as well as awarding franchising opportunities to current and potential Sasol franchisees," said the Sasol press release. Burger King South Africa was formed this year from a partnership between Burger King Worldwide and Grand Parade Investments, which is based in Johannesburg. Burger King restaurants are operational throughout the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, but the corporation's African presence was limited to Egypt and Morocco until it launched operations in Cape Town, South Africa, this May. Burger King will have to move quickly to catch up with McDonald's Corporation and KFC, which is owned by YUM! Brands Incorporated; both have a long-established presence in South Africa with several hundred outlets between them. Burger King South Africa CEO Jaye Sinclair said last month that the company hopes to open 12 branches in the country by the end of next year, and more throughout Africa later on. "The South African consumer is looking for value,” Sinclair said. “There are more and more households where both partners work, so the demand for quick food climbs." Indeed, South Africa's middle class has more than doubled over the past decade; it now includes more than 4.2 million people, among a total population of 51 million. But much of the population -- up to 47 percent, by some counts -- lives in poverty, and the unemployment rate is up around 25 percent. Burger King restaurants will begin popping up at Sasol facilities in late 2013. For all your freelance news articles, press releases and any other writing projects . . .
Whether you are on Twitter for fun or for business or to promote your favourite cause, this short course covers all the basics you need to know to be an effective tweeter, who is also interesting and fun to follow. Veteran journalist and ex-Sunday Times news editor Ray Joseph who has over 6500 Twitter followers, will show you all you need to know to make Twitter work for you. You’ll need a laptop that can connect to the Internet and a curious and open mind as you’re introduced to the wide world of the Twitterverse. We’ll also give you some takeaway notes that cover the basics of the training. You’ll learn to: • Set up your account properly, so that your Twitter experience is built on top of a solid foundation; • Speak the language of Twitter; • tweet and retweet; • Send direct messages; • Understand and use hashtags effectively; • using the @ sign properly so that the intended person/people get your tweets; • Say it all in 140 characters and write effective and clever tweets that make you stand out; • Shorten URL links so they fit into your tweets; • Do basic searches • Find interesting people and organisations to follow Date: 27 August Time: 5.30 for 6pm Venue: Hollow on the Square, 9 RykTulbagh Square, City Centre, Cape Town Cost: R500 per person RSVP to Greg Smit at 021 556 8200 or email greg@hippocommunications by August 20, 2013 More Info link:: http://www.facebook.com Twitter: Facebook: YouTube: Author: Jessica Miller from Hippo Communictions. Originally distributed by MyPR.co.za. Quick Info: No of Images Uploaded: One To gain access to One image/s please Like, Tweet or +1 this article: [l2g] Images: Photographer:Photographer: Photographer: [/l2g] . . .