What:The Last Male Standing Rhino Cup When: June 17 and 18, 2017 Where: Ol Pejeta Wildlife Conservancy (Home of the last male Northern White Rhino) Contacts: Kenya - Rob Stevenson - email@example.com or +254 (0) 707 407 221, Australia - Nathan Dale - Nathan.firstname.lastname@example.org or +61 (0) 400 101 020 Cricketers from across the globe will join the Maasai Cricket Warriors and Nairobi’s Obuya Academy for a two day LMS Cricket tournament in one of Africa’s greatest wildlife conservation areas to raise awareness of the plight of the near extinct Northern White Rhino. The event organisers are hoping to raise more than $1million Kenyan Shillings from this year’s tournament to support Ol Pejeta and The East Africa Cricket & Education Foundation, which helps transforms the lives of thousands of disadvantaged young Africans through sport and education. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. More Info on Last Male Standing here: http://www.lastmanstands.com/last-male-standing-rhino-cup-media-alert Twitter: https://twitter.com/lastmanstands Facebook: https://facebook.com/LastManStands . . .
Supertubes, Jeffreys Bay - In firing surf at Supertubes, Dale Staples from St Francis Bay won the 2017 edition of the JBU Supertrial by powering through some of the biggest and deepest barrels of the day. Staples was in rhythm with the ocean from the start, picking up all the best waves on his route to the final. It was a cold and blustery JBay morning, but there were sets at first light and the contest organisers showed no hesitation in calling the event on. As the freezing offshore wind picked up, so the invited surfers hit the perfect lineup, with consistent six-foot waves pouring through. Former Championship Tour surfer Greg Emslie was a surprise elimination from round one, after leading for most of the heat. Greg caught a particularly long wave, and after his final turn and kicking out, found himself facing a huge set in front of the reef. "I got caught inside by a big set and pushed onto the reef," said Greg. "By the time I surfaced from the first wave there was another one, and more behind it. I hit the reef again and eventually got washed all the way down and came in." Former event champion Dylan Lightfoot and defending champion Steven Sawyer did not disappoint however, and both won their first round heats. With a wildcard into the Corona Open JBay as well as $10k (R127k) up for grabs there were some determined performances in the breezy conditions with no one giving any quarter. WQS competitor and perennial Supertubes standout Dale Staples from St Francis Bay shone during the first semifinal. With the swell still rising, Dale found some deep barrels, including one ridiculous 10-point barrel ride at the Impossibles section to emerge with a near-perfect heat score of 19.93 out of a possible 20 points, throwing away a 9.7 as his third wave. "It's really good to get such great waves for a contest," said Dale after his heat. "That ten-pointer was a nice set wave. It looked like it was going to run off away from me, but it actually held all the . . .
Mikey February In Action At The 2017 JBU Supertrial Powered By Monster Energy Photo: Alan Van Gysen The 2017 JBU Supertrial Powered By Monster Energy Video Highlights: https://youtu.be/An-4zDLHdOU YouTube: https://youtu.be/An-4zDLHdOU CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. More Info on Surfing: 2017 JBU Supertrial Powered By Monster Energy Video Highlights here: https://youtu.be/An-4zDLHdOU . . .
For a number of years Google has been signaling their intent to rank web sites using the https:// protocol higher than those using the http:// protocol. SEO gurus say that using HTTPS can improve the SEO rankings of your websites. Though a lightweight ranking signal at present, HTTPS will be an important ranking signal in the future. Recently the Chrome and Firefox browsers began warning users of possible 'insecure connections' whenever users filled in a form or logged into their own web site. The message in Firefox is displayed next to a lock icon with a red strike-through and says; "This connection is not secure. Logins entered here could be compromised." MyPR moved to https:// on Sunday 4 June 2017 and it appears that we are getting more traffic. We say 'appears' as the increase in traffic may just be a blip - the real proof of the pudding will be in whether that increase in traffic is sustained for the next year or so. What does it mean for the many PR Professionals who use MyPR: Most importantly - more traffic and better exposure for your articles A safer environment for you and visitors to enjoy. For those contemplating moving from the http:// protocol to the the https:// protocol we recommend that you read this article: https://blog.templatetoaster.com/redirect-http-to-https-seo-optimized/ For a quick check of your sites compliance (or not) to https:// visit: https://www.whynopadlock.com/check.php Why No Padlock will also highlight calls to other sites that may still use the http:// protocol and thus rendering your pages as 'insecure'. The generic steps to follow, if you want to redirect HTTP to HTTPS are listed below: Purchase an SSL certificate: The first requirement for HTTPS is to purchase an SSL certificate for your website. There are many types of SSL certificates available. Select one based on your business needs. Install the SSL certificate: Once purchased, the SSL certificate is to be installed on your website. . . .
St Francis Links, St Francis Bay - St Francis College brings you the Monte Carlo Royale on Friday 23 June 2017. Book the date, because this exciting event, being held at the St Francis Links Club House, is sure to be great evening of rocking music, awesome food and a whole load of gaming fun. Gaming Events, a company from Johannesburg, will be facilitating the Roulette, Black Jack and Poker tables. Tickets cost R250 per person, and ticket price includes complimentary champagne, dinner, entrance into a lucky draw as well as ‘$500 funny money' to get the gaming evening started. Credit card facilities will be available for purchases of chips thereafter. Arrival at the event is from 19:00, and allows for an opportunity to browse our silent art auction, as well as other general auction items. Gaming tables will open at 20:00, and as dinner will be served canapé style, there is no need to book an entire table. The dress code for the evening is smart, but don't forget your dancing shoes, because there will be a dance floor and DJ set up in Jack’s Bar. For more information contact Heather White 082 292 5909 or the St Francis College on 042 294 1395 Tickets available online at qkt.io/MonteCarlo CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
For crying out loud, do we really need more mobile apps? I’ll be the first to admit that my iPhone is infiltrated with tons of apps, all categorized into neat folders. I love apps, useful apps that is, apps that serve a purpose, apps that package an experience I won’t be able to get from anything else. But does that mean everyone and anyone should be developing apps for their products, services or brand? Since launching the mobile development offering at Mashup Marketing, I have been contacted approximately 23 times from small businesses looking to develop a mobile app. I always listen attentively to their requirements and inspect their brief with a fine toothed comb but my response is always the same, “why do you want to build this app”? The response is always very similar; “because that’s what everyone’s doing right?” Here are my top reasons for scrapping your mobile app idea: Apps are expensive. Development agencies require a detailed specification document. You will need wireframes, designs, development, beta testing and not to mention budget for marketing. A mobile app for Android and iOS can cost you anything from R300k to R5 million. Unless you’re a well known retailer with an established market, you will need some serious budget for an app. Every day over 10 000 apps enter the app store. What makes yours stand out from the rest? Some games do incredibly well on the app store but if your app is to merely sell your product catalogue of 50 items then a mobile friendly eCommerce store is the way to go. If this mobile app is the primary source of sales / brand awareness then I can immediately tell you it won’t work. Apps serve value to existing customers and doubles up as a sales channel but if you are a small business without an amazing mobile friendly website, social media strategy and email strategy, an app is not going to help you. No, everyone’s not doing it. Many small businesses feel this enormous pressure to keep up with everything and . . .
Johannesburg, May 29, 2017-- Marple Skin Care is one the emerging manufacturers of premium skin care products that have been scientifically validated and formulated from natural ingredients introduces a unique Marple équilibre - Even Skin Tone for Sensitive Skin with Niacinamide for youthful skin. Marple Skin Care's new dermatological tested équilibre range has been scientifically formulated for sensitive skin. Developed for even skin care, the équilibre range has been formulated with 99% natural ingredients. Marple's products are not tested on animals, contains no parabens, no petrochemicals and no SLS. This range of products uses the holy grail of skin care, Niacinamade to treat the appearance of fine lines and improve the retention of moisture thus slowing down premature ageing. These products are perfect for use on sensitive skin. The Marple équilibre brand’s uniqueness - Even Skin Tone for sensitive Skin was formulated from natural ingredients with African indigenous oils like Mongongo and Kalahari Melon. Below are the benefits of the indigenous oils and Niacinamide to the skin: Anti Aging: In multiple clinical studies, topical application of niacinamide improved fine lines and wrinkles, skin shallowness (yellowing), hyper pigmentation, and red blotchiness, as well as elasticity. It has been shown to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating collagen production, as well as even out skin tone by slowing down the transfer of melanin to your skin’s epidermis. Acne Treatment: Strengthening the outer layer of skin is a major property of niacinamide. Vitamin B3 provides a fuel which strengthens cellular bonds and tightens skin. As a result of this tightening, acne has a tougher time taking root. A 2004 study in the "Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology" confirms this statement. The German researchers found the stabilization of the skin's outer layer has an anti- Inflammatory effect, which can prevent acne breakouts Rosacea . . .
JBay – The fourth edition of the popular celebrity crossover sports event - the Oakley X Over powered by Sharp – is heading back to JBay. The Oakley X Over is one of the highlights of the JBay Winterfest, and the high-profile sporting celebrities add much excitement to the festival. The Oakley X Over comprises three disciplines, and the athletes are put through their paces in their hunt for the coveted title. The golf tournament takes place at The Links Golf Course in St Francis, the mountain bike race heads off from the Fountains Mall in JBay, and the much-heralded surfing contest venue is the Lower Point in JBay. “As the anticipation builds for Oakley X Over 2017, we have the strongest field of supreme athletes to date, which includes debuts for AB De Villiers, Jean De Villiers and Schalk Burger,” said X Over founder and Oakley South Africa Sports Marketing and Events Manager Seth Hulley. “This is the fourth year of the event, and the athletes have become a close knit group of people. They are all friends, but the hunt for the Oakley X Over 2017 title is a serious matter amongst such competitive people.” Confirmed athletes for the Oakley X Over 2017: Dale Steyn, AB De Villiers, Ryan Sandes, Raynard Tissink, Ruan De Smidt, Garreth McLellan, Greg Minnaar, Lance Isaacs, Nick De Wit, Kerim Fitzgerald, Bob Skinstad, Butch James, John Smit, Jean De Villiers, Schalk Burger, Seabelo Senatla, Tonderai Chavhanga, Jordy Smith, Tom Whitaker (Australia) and radio and TV personality Ryan O’Connor. The Oakley X Over powered by Sharp kicks off on Thursday 20 July with the Mountain Bike event. The race starts at 12PM from the Fountains Mall and will consist of 15km route, finishing back at the mall. On Friday 21 July the day’s proceedings starts off with the fiercely-contested surf event at the Lower Point in JBay. The first heat will hit the water at 8am, and this discipline is always one of the highlights of the X Over. With Jordy Smith and Australian wildcard . . .
The Noordhoek Dive Festival broke all records and established itself as South Africa’s top Dive Festival Happening with 850 Dives Sold. 2017 will be the 21st Noordhoek Dive Festival since its inception in 1996. The strength of the Noordhoek Dive Festival is based on the extent of its history & coverage package including: Goal 900 Dives for the three days An outstanding safety record The objectives of the dive festival include building the national and International element of the festival, making it the “WINTER DIVE FESTIVAL” happening in Southern Africa. To build the National element allowing growth, as well as a cultural exchange programme. To involve the local community and businesses in attracting friends and relatives to the festival and to build community pride. To produce an exciting 3 day diving programme that will attract divers from all over the world to our City as well as give those participating an amazing experience - with the goal of 900 dives To create an opportunity for tourism to promote events in the Nelson Mandela Bay area The main Beneficiary of the Wildside Dive festival will be the NSRI (National Sea Rescue Institute) CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Johannesburg City Parks & Zoo together with the Hollard JURA & JUMA team have put in some serious work to ensure the Braamfontein Spruit is nice and clean before the race. Taking all the feedback from previous years the Hollard JURA & Hollard JUMA team, together with Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo, have taken steps to improve the sections of the route that were a little less than fragrant. “Our aim is to maximize the participants experience and together with Johannesburg City Parks we came up with using Effective Microbes (EM) as a water cleaning and odour busting solution to the problem. Now riders and riders can enjoy everything the route has to offer and have fresh, clean fun along the way,” explains Event Organiser Mark Castel. Ben Masalesa, Senior Training Facilitator, Johannesburg City Parks & Zoo, hails the Bokashi balls as an excellent water cleaning solution. “The balls are created from a mixture that includes bran, wheat bran, molasses and a combination of various bacteria endemic to South Africa. The balls sink to the riverbed, where they slowly release effective microbes (EM) for up to a month, improving water quality as the ‘good bacteria’ eats away the ‘bad bacteria’.” Over 1 000 EM Bokashi Balls were released into waterways along Killarney Golf Course, Wynberg, Emmarentia, Alberts Farm and Innesfree Park. Each Bokashi Ball can clean approximately 1000 cubic metres of water over its lifespan. The naturally beneficial microbes in EM act to biologically consume odour-causing toxins and break down waste and they are 100% eco-friendly. Louis Gordon, General Manager: New Business Development for Johannesburg City Parks & Zoo comments: “The Johannesburg City Parks team of Region E and Region B assisted in cleaning some of the areas that the race runs through, collecting over 150 bags of litter along the way. The team were also tasked with releasing the Effective Microbe (EM) based Bokashi Balls as part of their entry fee, . . .