Cape Town – June 26 2017 - Datatex, the leader in innovative telephony software solutions, recently announced the official release of a fully re-engineered version of AMETHYST, its exceedingly popular, industry leading, web-based telephone call recording system and quality management software. “The original AMETHYST which we developed 15 years ago, remains without question, a really solid software solution, but the reality is that there are only so many upgrades you can do – especially in a 15 year time frame.” says Datatex CEO, Johan Landman. “Technology and needs have changed quite dramatically and we recognised that the time had come to essentially start afresh and create a completely new version of our software. The new version, AMETHYST2, builds on the already powerful capabilities of the original AMETHYST, while making sure that we fully capitalise on the capabilities that more modern technology offers.” Re-designed from scratch. More features, improved functionality. In 2015, Datatex embarked upon re-creating AMETHYST from the ground up. After two years of careful planning, programming and rigorous testing by their own team of programmers - the result is a more modern, flexible Call Recording and Quality Management platform. “For example, we’re now offering unlimited supervisor licences which are free, while we’ve built in functions that allow for extensive group structures and access control. The way that the original AMETHYST had been developed was somewhat more restrictive. We’re now able to accommodate much more of what we know our clients need.” says Landman. So with AMETHYST2, companies and users alike can look forward to a wide range of incredible new features that improve workflow and overall management. Company decision makers in particular, will be pleased with key operational improvements which include the fact that AMETHYST2 is now a 64bit application. This allows for greater processing speeds. The software also provides for . . .
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Johannesburg, June 2017: THE Landrush Phase for the newly launched .africa domain name enters its 4th Phase and final week from 26th June 2017. The Landrush Phase for .africa domain name system offers companies, organizations and individuals to apply for domain names containing keywords valuable enough to pay a premium for. Domain names with single words that attract heavy every day use are very typical during this Phase. .africa is the top-level domain name system for the continent of Africa. It is open to all individuals and entities in Africa or ones that identify with with Africa, globally. .africa domains are available in Landrush Phase from Web4Africa, an accredited .africa domain name registrar, said Managing Director, Web4Africa (www.web4africa.africa), Mr. Oluniyi Ajao. This Landrush Phase is not exclusive to the .africa top-level domain but is normal with all newly-launched domain name extensions. All things being equal, there is a much better chance that the domain can be obtained during this Phase. Speaking on the Landrush Phase which ends this week, Mr. Oluniyi Ajao, reiterated certain names that have got prior rights associated with them will not go through unless the applicant has already specifically validated rights in the Mark Validation System (MVS) or Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) database. When processing a Landrush Application, Web4Africa will receive a Claims Notice if the string is registered in the MVS or TMCH. At the end of the Landrush phase, he reemphasized, all uncontested domain applications will be delegated while all contested domain applications will proceed to an Auction Phase. Applicants will be notified by the .africa registry on the Auction process should this occur. Domain auctions will last a minimum of 3 days. Any bids within the final 12 hours will extend any auction by an additional 24 hours. .africa has already demonstrated serious interests from global brands and entities within Africa who are . . .
In commemoration of Youth Day, non-profit organisation Durban Green Corridor hosted a trail run at the Enanda Adventure Park on 16 June for youth in the surrounding area. The event was a huge success, with over 200 enthusiastic runners taking on the 5km and 10km long distance running challenges as their way of bringing attention to the importance of fitness for maintaining good physical and mental health in young people. Cash prizes were awarded to the top three runners in each age race category, and medals to the first 100 to cross the finish line. Amidst the day’s other fun activities, Afro’s Chicken Shop ensured that energy levels remained high by providing all in attendance with lunch. Mobile payment and lifestyle app, Zapper and PWC South Africa, who helped to sponsor the event, were present on the day to encourage the runners. “Races like these play a significant role in building a child’s self-confidence. The personal triumph that each runner feels after they have crossed the finish line motivates them to believe that they can overcome any life challenge if they put their mind to it, said Jessica Fowlds, Marketing Manager for Zapper. “We are very happy with the days turnout and look forward to another exciting event next year." CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
The National Youth Orchestra Winter Course will be held in Port Elizabeth in July, with performances at the National Arts Festival, Kingswood College, and the Savoy Theatre. Hundreds of young musicians audition for a coveted place in the South African National Youth Orchestra and a select few are chosen to form the green and gold national team each year. Members include players from communities all over the country, and are chosen on merit through two auditions. The National Youth Orchestra’s legacy spans over half a century, and is far reaching with representation of alumni in top professional orchestras in South Africa and across the globe. The National Youth Orchestra Winter Course will take place from 30 June - 9 July in Port Elizabeth. This year they will be performing an array of Fantasia-inspired music from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite to Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, and will be conducted by National Youth Orchestra alumnus, Prof. David Scarr. The course is made possible through funding by the National Arts Festival, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Music Department, National Lotteries Commission and the SAMRO Foundation. Performances are on 7 July at 13:00 at the Fountain Foyer at the National Arts Festival (free entrance); 8 July at 12:30 at Nombulelo Hall, Grahamstown (free entrance); 8 July at 18:30 at Kingswood College (donation at the door); and a Sunday Funday Concert on 9 July at 15:00 at the Savoy Theatre in Port Elizabeth (tickets available through Computicket). The National Youth Orchestra would love every driven, talented and deserving musician to be able to attend the orchestra course. As almost 60% of the participants need financial assistance, they are appealing to companies and individuals to contribute towards the bursary fund. Benefits of a sponsorship include knowing that you are contributing to the national development of our country, and a variety of branding opportunities. For more information . . .
Brilliant designer showcase at the Durban Exhibition Centre this July The 2017 ECR House & Garden Show introduces a fresh partnership with KAPOW, the design and décor industry’s independent networking organization. Headed by Interior designers Jennifer Jones and Caron Mitchell, KAPOW aims to tackle the misconception that interior design and decorating is not accessible to the everyday home owner. Your line up of interior design inspiration heading to this year’s ECR House & Garden Show. (l-r) Owen Reeves, Lee Booy, Nicky Fraser, Wisty Raleigh, Jennifer Jones, Hayley Larson, Cairey Baxter-Bruce, Phillipa Courtenay Central to the project at this year’s ECR House & Garden Show is the KAPOW Designer Café presented by Dulux, where invited decorators and interior designers each partner with fabric houses to create seven different cameo stands. Visitors will be inspired by KAPOW designers’ interpretation of the latest trends, alongside daily talks and launches of the season’s current fabric ranges. “The idea that designers cost the home owner more than retail shopping is a myth,” said Jennifer Jones, interior designer and KAPOW committee chairperson. “By offering direct access to top designers, we’ll be connecting show visitors with extensive international and local products, not to mention the invaluable advice and input that a designer offers.” Paint supply powerhouse Dulux are the presenting sponsor behind the KAPOW Designer Café, with their key trend colours creating the featured designers’ chief palette. Paint supply powerhouse Dulux are the presenting sponsor behind the KAPOW Designer Café, with their key trend colours creating the featured designers’ chief palette. “Collaborating with the KAPOW Designer Café affords Dulux the opportunity to showcase our versatile colour trends and offer expert advice on how to select the right colours and make a décor statement, living up to our mission of Adding Colour to People’s LivesTM” said . . .
PIETERMARITZBURG, 21 JUNE 2017 – From 2 to 10 June 2017, the world’s greatest adventure racing teams battled for glory in the 2nd edition of the Altay X-Trail Expedition Race in Northern China, the only Adventure Racing World Series (ARWS) race in Asia. This year, the race organisers featured a youth team entry fee and travel subsidy to encourage youth teams from all over the world. A youth team has a combined age of under 110 years. In total, 24 teams, of which 10 teams were youth teams, all set out to conquer the Altay Prefecture. Robyn Owen (Jeep Team), along with Michael Owen, Andrew Houston and Julian Atkinson, made up the South African youth team, Best4Sports, tackling the gruelling 500km race. Say Robyn Owen Team Leader Best4Sports, “Being the most experienced member of the team was a new experience for me, but it turned out to be an easy job. Mike handled the challenging navigation as well as many navigators with much more experience; and Andrew and Julian were as tough as nails taking all the unexpected challenges in their stride despite having had very little time to prepare. “ The approximate 500km race through the remote Altay region of Northern China is not normally accessible to tourists, and consists of expansive grasslands, rivers, mountains and desert plains in this spectacular part in the world. The massive, lush grazelands are home to nomads - the Kazaks and Mongolians - with a strong Kazak culture. Back in 2015, Wei Jun (race director) and the X-Trail crew invited ARWS Race Director, Louise Foulkes, and Executive Producer, Erik Nachtrieb, to the Xinjiang region of Northern China to consider creating an ARWS expedition race in China. They spent ten days meeting government officials, reviewing the potential course, experiencing the culture, riding horses, eating lamb's heads and wrestling Kazaks. The debut race took place in September 2016 although slightly shorter than this second edition. The June 2017 Altay X-Trail Expedition was . . .
Durban, June, 20, 2017: Supplemental Oxygen, a new Trend in the World and it's Growing at an Exponential rate. Supplemental Oxygen is the next Big thing and Boost Oxygen is on the Forefront of this Wave. So what is Boost Oxygen? Boost Oxygen is 95% Pure Oxygen in a can. Gone are the days that you need a prescription to receive all the benefits that Pure Oxygen has to offer. Boost Oxygen is a light-weight, easy-to-use canisters. Boost Oxygen is used as a supplement to enhance sports performance and recovery, alleviate the effects of high altitude, remedy hangovers and fatigue as well as promote a heightened sense of personal health and well-being. 90% of the body's energy comes from oxygen. Only 10% from food and water.90% of the body's energy comes from oxygen. Only 10% from food and water.It does not provide a superficial jolt to the central nervous system like energy drinks. It gives you a healthy energy boost to help return your body and mind to equilibrium.Boost Oxygen is 95% purified oxygen (5% ambient air) whereas the purity of oxygen in the air is only 21%. Boost Oxygen is used by millions globally from pro-athletes to celebrities like Woody Harrelson, Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow and Brits Simon Cowell, Mick Jagger, Kate Moss, Ellen and Kloé Kardashian have also been linked to enjoying a head-clearing Oxygen boost. WHY OXYGEN IN A CAN? Boost Oxygen is 95% purified oxygen (5% ambient air) that comes in light-weight, easy-to-use canisters, and is used as a supplement to enhance sports recovery, alleviate high altitude effects, remedy hangovers and fatigue, and otherwise promote a heightened sense of personal health and well-being Oxygen is more than a life sustaining element. Studies have shown that the right amount of oxygen can significantly impact mental acuity, muscle strength, blood flow, organ vitality, stress abatement and overall well-being. ALTITUDE AND AVIATION Traveling to locations with altitude heights over 5,000 feet above sea . . .
For too long sharks have been unfairly portrayed as aquatic villains, with unnecessary fearmongering and human greed leading to the decimation of several shark species to the point of near extinction. In an effort to turn the tide and save this 450-million-year-old underwater inhabitant, all ocean-user groups are encouraged to participate in the sixth annual Paddle Out For Sharks (POFS) event taking place on Saturday, 17 June at 8am. In support of World Ocean Day’s ‘Our Oceans, Our Future’ celebrated on 8 June, ocean lovers – including surfers, divers, swimmers, anglers, spearfishermen, scuba divers, lifesavers, SUP paddlers, bodyboards, conservation groups and more – will take to the water, leaving all differences ashore, in the hopes of uniting to raise awareness about sharks and the importance of their natural habitat. “All ocean lovers, conservation and ocean-user groups are invited to join the Paddle Out for Sharks event this Saturday at Scottburgh backline at 8am when we gather as a community to celebrate our local population of sharks on Aliwal Shoal,” commented Shannon Dean on behalf of Shark Angels South Africa. “We need to spread the word that live sharks are worth more than dead sharks as they contribute hugely to sustainable ecotourism. The Sharks of Aliwal Shoal are also instrumental in educating the public through positive outreach programmes and, more importantly, these marine animals are vital for a healthy and thriving ecosystem.” Drawing on the surfing tradition of ‘paddling out’ in memory of a fallen surfer, POFS acknowledges the millions of sharks that are cruelly decimated every year for sport, as a delicacy or captured in nets across the coastline annually. Their role within the marine ecosystem and, by extension, significance on all terrestrial life, cannot be overlooked any longer. “The Paddle Out for Sharks platform is excited that beach users and scuba divers will be coming together for the sixth consecutive year to celebrate . . .
Powerade’s ‘Power to Beat Your Best’ aims to provide athletes with the tools to achieve a personal best time and will be working with a number of South Africa’s foremost running, cycling and training experts to challenge athletes to beat their best in 2017. Multiple Two Oceans Marathon and Comrades Marathon champion Caroline Wöstmann shares her tips on race recovery: • Like all things in life, finding the balance between training and recovery is incredibly important for a runner. When you lose that balance, you often end up injured. You will often find yourself looking at your training load and thinking “well, it is the same as it was last year, so I should manage it again”. But you do not take into account what is going on in the rest of your life and the effect that has on your body and you forget about rest and recovery. Training is only part of the formula. • If you are having a stressful week, rather back off on training - do less mileage or no high intensity speed work because your body can only deal with so much. Physical training is physical stress - if you have emotional stress as well, your body will not recover properly. If you are struggling to fall asleep at night or are waking up during the night, it is a sign you have too much stress. Listen to your body. • The scope of your recovery depends on how much your training load is. You do not have to do as intensive recovery if you are not training as intensely. Making sure you get enough sleep is important. If you are training 200km a week, you should ideally have a nap during the day, after getting a solid 8 hours at night. I take a 1-hour nap in the day between my morning and evening sessions. • The second most important thing after sleep, is nutrition. If you are expending huge amounts of energy and missing a meal, your body does not have anything to rebuild with. You need to replace what you are expending, being careful not to eat too much, which can mean you put on weight. I find it is . . .