ULT.X And A FULL PODIUM SWEEP IN BMX Sun City - It was another incredible BMX event last weekend, with ULT.X taking place at the Sun City Resort. Monster Energy's Pat Casey, Kevin Peraza, Ben Wallace, Alex Coleborn and Mike Varga were all in town and certainly hungry to win in this event, up against a huge line-up of riders from almost every continent. The super fun and tight setup at Sun City definitely pushed all the riders to think out of the box, with a lot of emphasis put on catching transition as smooth as possible, without putting in too much pedal exertion in between the ramps. Our boys made light work of it, resulting in a full Monster Energy podium sweep from Pat Casey, Bryce Tryon and Kevin Peraza. Mike Varga and Ben Wallace wasted no time kitting up to lock in some big lines on the park. Wallace, blasting his signature cranked lookbacks and downside whips, as well as some new Can-Can 360 variations, impressing spectators and competitors alike. Fresh off a 2nd Place finish at The Night Harvest in Cape Town, Varga braved the 35+ degree heat and put in some solid runs, packed with his magical bag of tricks, like stretched Superman whips and tons of crazy looking spins and under flip transfers, ending him just off the podium in a the 4th Place spot. "This was my first trip to South Africa and I absolutely loved it here,” said Varga. “Both contests I rode at had amazing vibes and you'll definitely see me coming back in the future!” The nicest guy with the biggest smile in BMX, always doing the wildest tricks with the biggest smile on his face, Kevin Peraza definitely brought the most original lines to the contest this year. From 270-downside whip drop-ins, nose-bonk combos for days. Not forgetting those crowd-pleasing Superman seat-grabs and 360 whips, to tables. Kevin is the man, and it was great to have him back in South Africa after missing the contest last year. “I’m humbled to end up on the podium next to Pat and Bryce,” said . . .
There are a few generally used cryptographic algorithms which are often utilized in running a blockchain network. One method that may have vital result in the arena of blockchain is “Secret Sharing Algorithm”. What exactly is Secret Sharing? Blockchain has many techniques to give security to information. Out of which Secret Sharing is one of them. Adi Shamir a renowned Israeli cryptographer, was the creator of Secret sharing algorithm. He was also involved in the invention of the famous RSA Algorithm. Secret Sharing is an idea intended to verify delicate data. When a sender needs to send information to a receiver, rather than sending the information, he isolates the information into parts. Then he sends it everywhere throughout the system. Any middle of the road will get a piece of the message and won’t comprehend what it is. To sort the riddle out, in a manner of speaking, requires a specific least number of parts to get united. At the point when every one of the parts achieves the recipient, the collector consolidates it to get the first information back. Working of Secret sharing algorithm Shamir’s secret sharing is a method which partitions a secret(key) into shares. The secret can be recouped by combining the partitioned shares together. Suppose you need to encode some information. Regardless of which encryption technique you use, you should store the secret key utilized in the encryption in order to decode later. The key must get verified. In the event that the key gets stolen, your information will be effectively unscrambled. In any case, putting away the key is a constantly troublesome issue. It gets considerably troublesome on the off chance that you have to impart the way to other people. You can partition your secret key into pieces and circulate them to different overseers. Everyone still needs to keep a bit of secret key, yet realizing a piece isn’t sufficient to recoup the first secret. Since hacker must trade off numerous overseer’s . . .
A Cape Town bottling plant has managed to reduce its waste water by over 60%, saving more than 90 million litres of municipal water since January 2017. The Epping-based The Beverage Company produces over 1.5 million bottles of carbonated soft drinks per week and uses on average 30 000 litres of water per hour. According to the plant manager David Putterill, last year’s looming Day Zero for water supply in Cape Town had less impact on the business “due to the various actions we took in advance of the crisis. In mid-2016 we started various projects to save water and these are on-going. In the last year we have sustained our water saving so that even though the water restrictions have been partially lifted, we keep the same focus on saving water.” World Water Day, a UN initiative, is celebrated on 22 March every year and focuses on the importance of water and this year’s theme is ‘Leaving no one behind’, adapting the central promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that as sustainable development progresses, everyone must benefit. Water conference in May Water also remains one of the key topics and discussion points at the annual African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa in Cape Town, where from 14-16 May, the conference will bring together experts from public and private sectors to support municipalities as they become more responsive and efficient in their water practices. Part of this knowledge exchange are the technical site visits taking place on 17 May, including at The Beverage Company bottling plant. “Delegates will see the bottling plant and the water saving projects that were implemented that helped us reduce our waste water and saving million of litres of municipal water” says The Beverage Company’s David Putterill. “They will also see our alternative water supply project that we have initiated to reduce our dependence on the municipal water supply by installing our own boreholes and reverse osmosis plant.” He adds: “it has been . . .
Survivor gold rush at International Wine competition Survivor, the free spirited Swartland wine range, has triumphed at the 2019 MUNDUS VINI Spring Tasting in Germany with gold medals for two of its red wines. The gold medallists are Survivor Pinotage 2017 and Survivor Wild Yeast Syrah 2017, the brand new addition to the trusty Survivor fold. Both wines were among the award winners showcased this week at ProWein in Düsseldorf, the world’s largest trade fair for wine and spirits. MUNDUS VINI, founded 18 years ago by the publishing company Meininger Verlag, is Germany’s leading wine competition. The judging panel for the 2019 Spring Tasting comprised 260 wine experts from 50 countries who assessed 7 200 wines over six days from 156 wine-growing regions across the globe. The just released Survivor Wild Yeast Syrah 2017 is a dark, full-bodied wine with luscious layers of violets, blackberries and spice supported by soft, supple tannins. This 100% Syrah was fermented in 500L French oak barrels using only naturally occurring yeasts. Survivor Pinotage 2017, the second 2019 MUNDUS VINI gold medallist in this intrepid range, is a barrel matured pure blooded Swartland wine teeming with hearty fruit flavours such as prune, plum and cherry, complemented by elegant spice and cedar notes. Survivor takes its name from the tale of a hardy Nguni cow that jumped off an open bakkie while being transported from one Swartland farm to another, landing unscathed in the middle of a vineyard. A metaphor for brave choices, the story of the Nguni cow continues to inspire this adventurous wine range from Overhex Wines International. The 2017 Survivor Pinotage and Wild Yeast Syrah are available at a cellar door price of R161 and R185 respectively. For online purchases visit www.survivorwines.com. Follow @survivorwines on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Don’t miss the last V&A Waterfront’s Silo Market of the season, on Saturday 30 March between 10am and 3pm. The market is a new initiative that partners with the Craft and Design Institute, and offers a collection of fresh, local talent and handmade products. The market is curated to offer a limited number of unique products that are not widely available. Supercar Saturday will also be taking place in the Silo District from 9am to 12pm. Approximately 20 super car owners will make their way to the Silo District, where the public can get up close and personal with the country’s best super cars and their owners. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Cape Town, March, 14, 2019: There are many barriers to mental health services throughout the world. Stigma (awkwardness at approaching doctors), limited public awareness, lack of resources, prohibitive costs, and challenges around finding the right service, and even phone number, are real. The internet has helped many by offering a private way to reach out that sidesteps the need first to overcome one's reluctance to share embarrassing and personal details with your doctor. Unsurprisingly, more and more people turn to the internet to find nearby therapists and clinics. Unfortunately, many of the directories and online resource lists available are plagued by problems. They are often managed by people outside of the mental health profession and hence are prone to misrepresenting critical aspects of the field. Others prove unreliable in that they contain outdated information or run on ancient technology that renders them difficult to navigate. TherapyRoute.com, a South African start-up, is changing this by developing a sophisticated online global platform that automatically displays your nearest therapists and other mental health service providers. The database includes clinicians and providers from all around the world. Search results are cleverly listed by distance from the visitor and are easily refined. TherapyRoute.com founder, Enzo Sinisi notes that "many people looking for services don’t know what kind of help they need. Reaching out can be confusing, and this is why we have placed a huge focus on developing an easy and relevant search that does not offer a ton of intimidating options". Results can be refined by the kind of therapist, the client group, issues treated and, perhaps most importantly, language. Communicating in your mother tongue can make therapy less daunting. The site also indicates which providers offer online services and allows users to filter results by private and non-profit facilities. According to Sinisi, "for a directory to truly . . .
CAPE TOWN, South Africa, 10th March 2019 - South African based Artificial Intelligence Software & Solutions veteran and founder of Cortex Logic, awarded premium accolade at Africa’s Tech Week event, underlying a life dedicated to AI and Data Science Innovation. Dr. Ludik is an African based smart technology entrepreneur and Artificial Intelligence investor / AI ecosystem builder, holds a PhD in Computer Science and has amassed 25+ years’ experience in the study and exploitation of AI & Data Science in real-world applications. Ludik was formally a founder of Bennit AI, Mosaic, SynerG, and CSense Systems, the latter being Africas first AI company sold to General Electric in 2011. Over his career, Jacques has published a wide range of papers on AI, Advanced Analytics, Machine Learning, and Data Science and is a big supporter of AI for social good. He is currently Founder & CEO of Cortex Logic and Founder President of the Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa (MIIA). Dr. Jacques Ludik said, “It’s such an honor to receive an award and this one is special because it comes at a time when AI is moving beyond the hype and into the realm of real-world application both in the Enterprise and society in general.” Ludik went on to say, “My current focus is two-fold; at Cortex Logic we are now building a series of products and platforms embracing all aspects of Artificial Intelligence to help businesses solve complex business problems using the power of machine learning, deep learning, Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data &; Analytics. At the Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa, we are building a community that aims to leverage AI for social good, education and transformative change in wider African society. It’s been a passion of mine for many years and there has never been a better time for young engineers, entrepreneurs, business & governments to begin their journey into the 4th Industrial Revolution.” Ludik concluded, “Every sector . . .
Kwikspace supplied a new, completely prefabricated Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centre to a community in greater Cape Town as part of the city’s integrated plan to uplift the community and improve access to services. The R6.36-million Centre, which, in line with the city’s Social Development and Early Childhood Development Directorate will help formally prepare children for primary schooling, was delivered in two weeks in June 2018 using prefabricated building technologies from Kwikspace. Supplied as a turnkey project covering fabrication, construction, electrical and plumbing works, the new ECD Centre consists of seven classrooms, two ablution units and a kitchen diner – delivered through Kwikspace’s single wide and double wide park homes – together with a play area and AstroTurf soccer field with a Social Hub unit. With high-quality 40-mm steel clad (Aluzinc ZA150) panels filled with polyurethane at approximately 36 kg/m3, Kwikspace’s Agrément-certified park homes provide fast and cost-effective space, with excellent thermal and strength properties ensuring a minimum lifespan of 20 years for these relocatable structures. As part of the tender agreement, Kwikspace employed local community members, which included all technical and safety-related training, to execute the erection of the prefabricated facility. Over 150 000 learners in South Africa are currently accommodated in modular classrooms supplied by Kwikspace. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Cannabis-Oil lists only the most dependable CBD products of the highest quality in South Africa. Cape Town, March 12, 2019 - This new site has been launched, dedicated to those who not only want to become familiar with CBD oil, as well as guided and educated about the topic. cannabis-oil.co.za provides informative articles about the plant, as well as different kinds of strains. All articles on the site are written by marijuana and cannabis enthusiasts. Since the legal era is fairly new, the aim is to educate and notify the South Africans about the pros and cons of the cannabis oil products on the market today. The focus of the site is to educate the readers about CBD oil and products online, with all research supported by scientific papers. Moreover, the idea is to help you become familiar with the effective uses of this oil - ultimately allowing you to have a better, healthy life. Unlike other sites, Cannabis-oil.co.za explains how it can help people suffering from anxiety, insomnia, cancer, stress, and ADHD. What's more, you have the option to immediately purchase a suitable CBD oil. Even though the main focus is on CBD oil, the site also offers Hemp oil and clearly explains the difference between the two. Cannabis-oil is thoroughly explaining how to use hemp oil in the kitchen. Cooking with hemp is no different than using any other oil/herb. “My parents hated the fact that I smoked weed occasionally when I was younger. Anything related to cannabis was bad. Nowadays both my father and mother don't sleep a night without CBD oil and they even invest in some Cannabis related companies. I am happy to bring my expertise from the Netherlands to South Africa, to pursue my passion” —Olivier van Geenhoven (Founder) Finally, the site’s blog contains informative articles that manage to remain interesting and entertaining. The articles show controversial findings after multiple case studies but are also just really fun to read. There is a new . . .
The organisers of African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa, have announced that they have entered into a media partnership with African News Agency (ANA), a continent-wide multimedia content dissemination platform in the run-up to the event that is taking place from 14-16 May in Cape Town. ANA will also have a presence on the expo floor. The South African Minister of Energy, Honourable Jeff Radebe, is heading up a stellar line up of expert speakers and will once again deliver the opening ministerial address on 14 May. The 19th edition of this leading conference and exhibition is expected to attract more than 10 000 energy and water professionals this year. “We’re excited to partner with African News Agency” says African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa event director Evan Schiff, “over the last couple of years ANA has been able to fill a real need in the market for the effective distribution of news, particularly across Africa.” “For ANA, African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa is the perfect strategic forum to meet leading global and African professionals in the energy and water sectors” says ANA CEO Grant Fredericks. He adds: “our mission is to deliver authentic African content, in the form of locally produced stories, images, videos and valuable data, to the world and this event has proven to have been a consistent source of great news content and expert interviews over the years. Our strategic media partnerships across the African continent guarantee that we share and produce ground-breaking content on the hour, by the hour. We look forward to provide many of the African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa sponsors, exhibitors and speakers with our services onsite.” International pavilions Apart from the official U.S. country pavilion at African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa showcasing specialised technology and services for the utility, metering, renewable and water industries, country pavilions from Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, . . .