CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation SA is once again calling on all South Africans to “Have a Heart for Children with Cancer” on 15 February 2018. International Childhood Cancer Day (ICC) is a global collaborative initiative to raise awareness of childhood cancer and to express support for children with cancer, survivors and their families. In developed countries, childhood cancer has become largely curable with the overall survival rate reaching between 70% and 80% whereas in South Africa the rate is approximately 55%. CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation SA aims to improve this rate by creating awareness of the early warning signs of childhood cancer. Early detection of childhood cancer affords early diagnosis enabling a better chance of being cured and an increase in the survival rate. In support of ICCD, CHOC is calling on schools, corporates and community groups to join our CHOC Celebrities and CHOC Ambassadors such Phumeza Mdabe, Jessica Nkosi, Romina Armellini, Anga Makubalo, Maurice Paige and Kenneth Nkosi in wearing blue with the ICCD badge or heart pin on 15 February. Blue pants, blue shirts, blue suits, blue dresses, blue ribbons, blue hearts, anything blue everywhere. It will all help in the effort to spread the message. In addition to wearing blue, buy a loved one a delicious heart-shaped chocolate or a trendy “have a heart for children with cancer badge” or heart pin for Valentine’s Day. Visit the CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation website – www.choc.org.za – to purchase ICCD badges, chocolates and pins from a CHOC office near you or to find out about the early warning signs of childhood cancer. Knowing about these signs, and passing on your knowledge could well save a precious child’s life. Support International Childhood Cancer Day – Thursday, February 15. Have a Heart for Children with Cancer. You can also watch the International Childhood Cancer Day video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzWjFdagVp4 and keep an eye on our social media pages: . . .
* One small gesture may be the catalyst to a Manganese Ore Free PE Beachfront * Sailors vote for the environment * Turtles-1, Plastic Straws-0 * Surf the wave to Turn the Tide on Plastic The Nelson Mandela Bay, Port Elizabeth based Algoa Bay Yacht Club (ABYC) has banned Plastic Straws and issued a challenge to every consumer and business to say; "No to plastic" as the wave to 'Turn the Tide on Plastic' becomes a tsunami. Inspired by the Volvo Ocean Race yacht, 'Turn the Tide on Plastic, skippered by Britain's, Dee Caffari and after a talk by Sustainable Seas Trust Director Dr Tony Ribbink, the decision to move towards a Plastic Free Zone at ABYC by banning plastic straws was unanimously approved by the ABYC Exco on Tuesday 16 January 2018. "With 350 kg's of plastic being dumped in the ocean every second, it is projected that there will be more plastics than fish in the ocean by 2050. This pollution is killing millions of marine animals and sea birds each year, damaging sensitive ecosystems, affecting environmental and human health. Aside from lost opportunities the cost to Africa runs in to billions annually," said SST Director Dr Tony Ribbink at a recent presentation to members and sailors at the Algoa Bay Yacht Club. Spearheaded by the ABYC's House Commodore, Frank Atkinson, ABYC has implemented an immediate ban on plastic straws and will move towards a plastic free environment. Frank says; "All my life I have been fortunate to have lived beside the water - either the Zwartkops River or the beaches of Port Elizabeth. Our activities as kids were sailing, swimming, fishing and gathering bait where I was subjected first hand to the horrors caused by carelessly discarded plastic on the marine and wildlife in general. What really hit home however was a recent screening at the Algoa Bay Yacht Club by Dr Tony Ribbink of a film depicting how floating plastic bags were eaten by dolphins who mistook them for jelly fish and a particularly horrifying look at . . .
Common cost drivers for corporate South Africa are frequently accepted as necessary expenses rather than being proactively managed. What can businesses do in the year ahead to turn these challenges into opportunities for a more productive and prosperous future? “When it comes to the process of managing risks, there are considerable advantages for the employer when they have a single point of contact to integrate and support health and wellbeing initiatives in the workforce on their behalf,” says Dr Jacques Snyman, clinical development expert for Agility Corporate. According to Dr Snyman, meaningfully addressing the full spectrum of health and wellness needs in the corporate environment requires an integrated solution. “A holistic approach, encompassing occupational health, preventative and curative care, as well as productivity and wellbeing including absenteeism management, is the surest route to mitigating risk and avoiding more costly problems developing in future,” he points out. “Where these aspects are dealt with separately, opportunities to identify and proactively manage risk related to employee health and wellbeing can easily fall between the cracks. This could potentially lead to devastating long-term consequences in the lives of valued employees and their families.” Dr Snyman highlights that corporate South Africa loses approximately R55.2 billion to sick leave per annum however, when at-risk employees are identified early and assisted to manage their health conditions effectively and appropriately, they remain healthier and more productive, ensuring impressive bottom-line and balance sheet savings for the employer. “Through holistic solutions underpinned with physical and biometric data, focusing on preventative care that is seamlessly integrated with the employees’ curative care programme including occupational health and medical scheme cover, valued staff members can be better protected”. “From a group risk and employee benefits . . .
https://youtu.be/YgqF0JIAc1U If you want to purchase Bitcoin as an investment and you want to join the BitClub Network Company, so that BitClub can mine Bitcoin and other Crypto Currency on your behalf to grow a stable and increasing investment for you, please join BitClub for free at http://bitclub.network/clydethorburn. Once you join, you will be set up with a free lead account and receive follow up emails detailing how you can create a Bitcoin investment account with The BitClub Network. For any answers to questions contact Clyde Thorburn at http://clyde-thorburn-seo-specialist-johannesburg.strikingly.com/#contact-clyde-thorburn. Author : Coindesk : No Date Specified. How to Mine Litecoin and other Altcoins. While it is now considered too late for hobbyists without expensive ASIC processors to start mining bitcoins at https://www.coindesk.com/information/how-to-set-up-a-miner/ many of the alternative digital currencies are still well suited for mining on your home PC. In this guide, we’ll take you through all you need to know to start digging up a few LiteCoins, Feathercoins or Dogecoins without any costly extra equipment. For the most part, crypto currencies employ either SHA-256 or scrypt as their proof-of-work hashing algorithm, but many of the newer currencies have opted for scrypt. Scrypt tends to be the more memory intensive of the two – however, home PCs with reasonably powerful graphics cards can still mine those crypto currencies quite effectively, as there are no dedicated ASICs at https://www.coindesk.com/alpha-technology-pre-orders-litecoin-asic-miners/ to compete with yet. Perhaps surprisingly, it’s still possible to use just your computer’s CPU to mine some of the digital currencies. This holds true, even if you have only a laptop with integrated graphics; though this may not prove terribly effective and is not a set-up we would recommend. Wallets at the ready. Before you start mining, you will need a wallet to keep your hard-earned coins . . .
https://youtu.be/YgqF0JIAc1U If you want to purchase Bitcoin as an investment and you want to join the BitClub Network Company, so that BitClub can mine Bitcoin and other Crypto Currency on your behalf to grow a stable and increasing investment for you, please join BitClub for free at http://bitclub.network/clydethorburn. Once you join, you will be set up with a free lead account and receive follow up emails detailing how you can create a Bitcoin investment account with The BitClub Network. For any answers to questions contact Clyde Thorburn at http://clyde-thorburn-seo-specialist-johannesburg.strikingly.com/#contact-clyde-thorburn. Author : Coindesk : 23rd February 2015. How to Buy Litecoin. People have often described LiteCoin as silver to Bitcoin’s gold at https://www.coindesk.com/litecoin-silver-bitcoins-gold/.It is the third largest crypto currency after bitcoin by market cap, with Ripple sitting in second place at https://coinmarketcap.com/.Litecoin was developed as a bitcoin alternative to address some of that crypto currency's perceived shortcomings. It was designed to be ‘lightweight’ and more abundant than bitcoin. In addition, it uses scrypt at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrypt as its proof-of-work algorithm, which was aimed to make it impervious to ASIC mining, although several companies say they are planning to launch scrypt ASIC miners at https://www.coindesk.com/?s=scrypt+asic+miner in the near future. A total of 84 million LiteCoins can be produced on the network (compared with 21 million BTC), which was designed to process blocks faster than bitcoin. If you would like to know a bit more about LiteCoin, then read this more detailed introduction on how to get started at https://www.coindesk.com/get-started-litecoin/. Some points of note before you buy LiteCoin. Litecoin became an increasing magnet for speculators at https://www.coindesk.com/litecoin-price-surges/ after Bitcoin’s price surge in November 2013, but prices have since dropped . . .
Following the successful release of his first music video on music streaming service JOOX, the international music streaming app that recently launched in South Africa, providing a platform for the best local music; Zoocci Coke Dope’s All Night Long music video featuring A-Reece is now live on YouTube. Watch it here now: https://t.co/RDVdKKDzna or visit http://www.fameafrica.tv Zoocci Coke Dope’s All Night Long music video also had its TV premier this morning on Channel O. If you missed the morning spins, you can catch the next play on Channel O’s Crispy Fresh at 17:30 CAT today. The video will also start playing on other key music channels this week. “The All Night Long music video roll-out has been a strategic one that has yielded in great partnerships for Zoocci Coke Dope. The preliminary stats of the JOOX exclusive has been highly impressive and shows the demand for Zoocci Coke Dope’s products,” shares Raphael Benza of Vth Season. The unorthodox music video sees the Pretoria born star making an impact with his debut video release. A competition element has now been added which will see entrants stand a chance to win 2 GB FREE Data, 12 months JOOX VIP and tickets to see Zoocci Coke Dope perform live at Sumo, Rosebank on 2 February 2018. To enter, watch Zoocci Coke Dope’s All Night Long music video and go to @JOOXSouthAfrica on Twitter to answer one of the questions related to the music video. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
“It takes a village to raise a child” is a proverb which essentially means that it takes an entire community of different people interacting with children in order for them to grow and develop successfully. Each year, parents entrust their children into the hands of their teachers for the greater part of each school day. Children will begin to develop relationships with their teachers from the first day and these relationships will grow as the year progresses. “As parents, it is essential that we, too, begin developing a healthy relationship with our children’s teachers. Studies have shown that children whose teachers and parents enjoyed solid, trusting, synergetic relationships were significantly more likely to make positive progress throughout the year,” says Cindy Glass, Director and Co-founder of Step Up Education Centres. Cindy gives the following tips to consider on how to create and sustain a healthy relationship with your child’s teacher: 1. Communication is key: Take a moment to meet your child’s teacher. This is, of course, is easier done in the younger grades as most often, a younger child will have one ‘main’ teacher. It will be a lot easier to meet and connect with your older child’s teachers if you make the effort to attend the teacher-parent information evenings that are offered at their school in the beginning of the academic year. Teachers will use these meetings to explain their expectations of learners and their parents. Remember, teachers will not know what YOUR expectations are unless you communicate these. Information that will affect the learning of your child needs to be communicated as soon as these arise. 2. See yourself in partnership with the teacher in your child’s learning: You and your child’s teacher have a common goal; the personal an academic development of your child. Keep an open mind and always remember that the best interests of your child need to be the core focus of any conversation. 3. Remember that your . . .
Ernest Lowe is proud to announce the first ever installation in Africa of the Strate Awalift 80 unit. The state of the art German technology has been installed all over Europe for over 50 years and has finally been introduced to Africa. This is the first of its kind sewage pumping system which separates the solids from the pump impeller ensuring continued pumping in any and every scenario. The Awalift unit solves the traditional problem of solid waste interfering with the pump impeller and shaft by ensuring the solids are separated in their own chamber independent of the pumping chamber. For further details and interest please feel free to contact the Ernest Lowe sales department. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Forty municipal councillors of the 18 municipalities of the Mpumalanga Province received in-depth training into the recycling of packaging material thanks to a 2-day workshop arranged by Packaging SA and hosted at the Plastics|SA head office in Midrand recently. According to Charles Muller, Executive Director of Packaging SA, this workshop was a joint initiative of the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) and the Departments of Agriculture, Rural Development, Land and Environmental Affairs (DARDLEA) and Environmental Affairs (DEA) and was an excellent example of the first fruits being reaped as a result of a concerted effort to improve public-private partnerships. “The municipal councillors who were invited to attend the workshop were all responsible for the Climate Change, Environmental and Waste Management Portfolio in their respective municipalities. The main focus of the workshop was to educate these important role players in a “train the trainer” format how plastics, glass, metals and papers are recycled in South Africa and the importance of recycling to our economy as part of the Local Government Support Strategy Interventions,” Muller explained. The councillors learnt specifically about certain recycling processes and products made from recycled materials through presentations delivered by PRASA, Tetrapak, TGRC, MetPac-SA, PETCO, Polyco, SAVA, Plastics|SA and Destination Green Recycling. Once the theory was completed, it was time for a practical, hands-on experience as the municipal councillors visited a recycling collector and the Tufflex recycling facility. “The feedback we received from our government colleagues was that the training they received was hugely beneficial. Not only are they now empowered to promote recycling initiatives in emerging and potential recycling companies within their communities, but we have also equipped them with the necessary skills and knowledge to further uplift their communities through job creation . . .
The hallmark of a successful sports team is a strong leadership base. The value of potent leadership transcends through amateur, semi-pro as well as the world of elite sport. World Cup winning coach, Gary Kirsten is sought after all over the world for his dynamic approach to leadership and has developed an online course which will benefit players and coaches of all sports across the spectrum. The course titled Leadership and Coaching in Cricket by Gary Kirsten can be accessed via www.garykirsten.com at a discounted rate and is in partnership with leading web-based learning portal Udemy. “With 2018 underway, this is the perfect time for people to invest in sport leadership training. Anyone can access the information conveniently at their own pace from anywhere in the world and then be ready to tackle the year rejuvenated with fresh leadership thinking and ideas,” commented Gary Kirsten. The information is easily accessible and consists of eight supplementary resources, full-time access, 1-hours’ worth of on demand video as well as access on mobile, desktop and other digital platforms. “The course is dynamic and will appeal to coaches and players involved in all sports and at every level. So whether you are the school hockey, club cricket or a professional football coach there is something in the course that will benefit you,” Kirsten said. As a cricket player Kirsten was one of the most successful international cricketers for over a decade. Today he is regarded as one of the world’s leading coaches. Designed by Kirsten himself, the course presents his personal experiences as the head coach of the ICC World Cup winning Team India as well as his tenure as head coach of the Proteas. “The purpose of this course is to share some of the detail that goes into leading an international cricket team, some of my own experiences and to provide insight into the inner workings of these teams in order to discover your personal leadership style, how to set . . .