(South Africa, November 2017) Kahvé Road, premium coffee and patisserie specialist have officially launched their online store at http://www.kahveroad.com/shop/. You can now order your favourite Kahvé Road coffee capsules or certified specialty grade coffee beans from the comfort of your own home, and have them delivered straight to your door. Kahvé Road launched their coffee capsule range in September and boasts an impressive selection of signature blends aimed at indulging various coffee palates. Offering five distinct signature blends made with 100% Arabica Specialty Grade Coffee which is ethically sourced and of the highest possible quality. With five varieties to choose from, whether you are looking for something bold, rich or subtle, you are bound to find a blend you love. For the ardent coffee aficionado there’s Babylon, a rich dark roast blend which is fast becoming a client favourite, or the popular house blend, Petra. If you’re in the mood for something lighter, try the Machu Pichu, a delicious light blend filled with natural notes of melon and orange, and a smooth aftertaste. Opt for Troy if you prefer a decaf option. For tea lovers there’s Chan Chan, Kahvé Road’s spiced red rooibos tea, perfect for a rooibos latte. The capsule variants are available in boxes of 10 and retail for R90 each, whilst the coffee beans range start from R85. Capsule variety packs (featuring five boxes) are sold for R450 and all orders over R450 will have free delivery. Shop the Kahvé Road coffee range at http://www.kahveroad.com/shop/ For more info about the Kahvé Road experience, visit the website http://kahveroad.com/ • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KahveRoad/ • Twitter: https://twitter.com/KahveRoad • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kahveroad/ CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Johannesburg, South Africa, 17 November 2017 - RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, is among the first in the world to stock the newly launched FLIR ONE® Pro thermal-imaging system for mobile devices. With increased sensor resolution of 160x120, innovative VividIR™ processing for greater image sharpness, and new features added to the user-interface app, this third generation of the FLIR ONE family delivers even better value for professional and DIY users. The app can load captured thermal images directly to the smartphone’s camera roll, to simplify sharing with colleagues or posting to social channels. The new FLIR ONE Pro retains many features that made its predecessors so successful, including MSX technology that combines thermal images with edge details from the smartphone’s colour camera for greater clarity and easier interpretation. It also features the innovative adjustable OneFit connector, which simplifies attaching the module even when the mobile device is in a protective case. Typical applications include use by tradespeople, to pinpoint problems that are difficult to see, such as energy loss, sources of water damage, or hidden electrical faults. It is also great for troubleshooting automotive issues, analysing electronic circuits like power supplies or inverters, or examining industrial machinery. Robust construction allows the module to survive general work-site wear and tear, including being dropped from heights up to 1.8 metres. “FLIR ONE Pro delivers a massive leap forward in the field of thermal imagery,” said Marco Nibioli, Sales Manager EMEA, FLIR Systems. “It delivers improved image quality and an improved user experience at an affordable price, bringing the benefits of high-quality thermal imaging within the reach of individuals and small businesses.” Fabien Fournier, Senior Global Category Manager for Test and Measurement at RS, added, “RS is ready to . . .
In a landscape of ever-increasing healthcare costs across both the public and private sectors, and in the context of an environment where consumers are struggling to keep up with medical aid contributions (exacerbated by annual increases), any effort to mitigate private sector healthcare costs should be applauded and encouraged. So with this in mind, consider the following: Window of opportunity: 13% of surgical procedures are undertaken in day clinics, while the potential is closer to 70%, as per global norms. With a per-minute rate of approximately R100 as opposed to the R150 across acute facilities, the cost-per-event in day clinics is significantly more economical than the same procedure performed in an acute hospital. (Interestingly, the number of procedures performed on an outpatient basis in the USA now exceeds those done on an in-patient basis, in acute hospitals). Forced shift to public healthcare: Consumers who are no longer able to maintain medical aid premiums will be forced to access public healthcare which is already stretched and under-resourced, and where demand far outstrips budget and accessibility. Medical aid premiums have been growing at above-inflation rates for the last decade or more. Last year saw double digit increases way above the Consumer Price Index, often accompanied by benefit cuts. These increases are placing growing burdens on those who are fortunate enough to have medical aid but, at a broader level, they are putting private health care further and further out of reach of the masses. It may be argued that spiralling medical aid costs are contributing to the perpetuation of our divided society. There can be little doubt that the proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme and continued attempts to regulate the private health care industry are, in part, driven by the growing unaffordability of private health care. Day hospital presence: Medical funders are actively requesting the footprint of day hospitals to be . . .
South African Filmmaker Invents New Documentary Storytelling Medium with 3D Technology 3D-Printed Art Installation, “WATERTIGHT”, Debuts This Week at Prestigious IDFA DocLab Amsterdam, Netherlands – (November 16, 2017) – WATERTIGHT is a 3D-scanned and 3D-printed specimen collection of New York City habitats and the individuals that reside alone within them. Created by South African filmmaker Caitlin Robinson and Israeli artist Ziv Schneider, the collection premieres this week at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam - DocLab Competition for Immersive Non-Fiction. Today, more than a third of New Yorkers live alone. This is the only documented period in human history that housing infrastructure has supported multitudes of single occupant households – and the phenomenon is growing exponentially in cities all around the world. To tell this story, the collaborators pioneered a new form of documentary that uses present-day bleeding edge technology to continue the natural history tradition of specimen archiving. From 2015 to 2017, backed by a grant from Google, Robinson and Schneider embarked on an archaeological expedition in the USA, using a depth sensor to discover and preserve the manifestations of present-day living alone. The final exhibit, called WATERTIGHT, is an incomplete archive of this recent development in human ecology. Peek into these 3D printed miniatures to explore a transient reality captured in a plastic fossil, the size of your palm. The captured depth sensor data was converted into physical replicas. A computational process, called “watertight”, uses the internal structure of the apartment to extrapolate an external shape that is suitable for 3D printing. This results in seemingly organic artifacts that represent a subjective reality as seen through the eyes of an algorithm. WATERTIGHT will be on display from Thursday 16 to Sunday 26 November at the Flemish Arts Center De Brakke Grond (Nes 45). Website: . . .
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The recent data breach where a wide range of sensitive information was revealed to be available on millions of South African consumers should be a wake-up call to businesses. This is according to Frank Knight, CEO of credit management company Debtsource, who says all South African businesses, regardless of size, must be more vigilant about any documentation, print or electronic, containing financial or personal information. “It is more lucrative for criminals to target businesses, rather than individuals, when it comes to perpetrating identity theft scams as the pay-off in a commercial environment is significantly higher as normal lines of trade credit are usually much more than those granted in a consumer environment. These facts have not been lost on local fraudsters,” he says. Globally this is a growing phenomenon and experts are calling identity theft “an absolute epidemic”. On the local front the problem is no less severe with an increase in the number of commercial identity theft cases reported. In some instances the value of goods lost an amount to hundreds of thousands of rands and commercial credit grantors need to become more vigilant in preventing this fraud. But what is identity theft? Like personal identity theft, it occurs when a thief uses a business’ line of credit to fraudulently open offices or merchant accounts. If business identity theft goes on too long without detection, it can be difficult to recover, and a business could potentially go bankrupt. In many ways commercial identity theft is easier than that of consumer credit. In commercial or trade credit there is no single specific document that has to be presented when applying for credit – such as an ID book. Registration papers in the case of a registered entity are also easily falsified, especially seeing that the majority of applications processed electronically. Knight explains that with the proliferation of information available on companies, a potential fraudster can . . .
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GAUTENG, MULDERDRIFT – Johannesburg local and South Africa’s top OCR competitor, Thomas van Tonder, takes a clean sweep of all twelve Beast Challenge Obstacle Course races in 2017, after taking the final gold medal at 12th Beast Elite OCR race over the weekend. The meet, which took place on Saturday, 11 November 2017, saw 140 athletes descended upon The Wedge 4x4 Trail in Muldersdrift for the final Beast Challenge obstacle course races (OCR) of the year. Along with 31 other competitors, Van Tonder took on the day’s toughest elite race - the 12km, 50-obstacle Savage Beast Race. Van Tonder once again showed why he is nicknamed ‘#BeastMode’, becoming the sole winner of all twelve 2017’s Savage Beast OCR races. Van Tonder finished his race in 01:13:00, just over 10 minutes ahead of the second-placed Bradley Classe in 01:23:51. Third place went to Vaughan Proctor in a time of 01:36:00. Says van Tonder following his clean sweep at The Beast, “What a blessing. Taking home 12 of 12 of The Beast series. Another amazing day at the OCR office.” This family-friendly event offers 3 distinct levels of entry; the Tame Beast, a fun short course suitable for beginners; the Wild Beast, an intermediate race for fitter, more competitive athletes; and the Savage Beast, an elite, gruelling test of physical fitness, strength and mental ability, suitable for serious athletes. In the women’s elite race, over the exact same course as the men’s elite, Sam Gilchrist took the win in 01:39:18, Cindy Wills claimed silver in a time of 01:40:32, while Sam Ryder rounded off the podium in 01:46:34. Says Max Cluer, owner of Jeep Team South Africa, “Thomas is a machine who is utterly motivated to be the best he can be. This humble man is loved by all that meet him, even his fiercest competitors. We are extremely proud of him and his national and international achievements this year.” Results Savage Beast - Men 1. Thomas van Tonder 01:13:00 2. Bradley Claase 01:23:51 3. . . .
How to stay safe on icy roads WINTER delivers her 2017 swansong over the next few days with vast swathes of South Africa and Lesotho expecting snow falls and inclement weather – but that demands drivers practice vigilance on the roads, AutoTrader CEO, George Mienie warns. Snow is predicted to fall ahead of the weekend across the mountainous regions in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Lesotho with heavy rain in the lower areas. The South African Weather Service has urged the public to listen to warnings from local municipalities and recognise disruptions and flooding are also possible. Mienie says travelling in snowy conditions can be tricky and adhering to a few safety tips will avoid tragedies. The first step is to remember that very cold weather can make car batteries less efficient, yet that is exactly the time drivers are demanding the most from them – turn off lights, windscreen wipers and the heating system when these are not necessary. Ice and snow reduce tyre traction, thus affecting braking, accelerating and cornering. In snowy conditions, drive slowly and gently to avoid sliding or locking the wheels, and if you get stuck in muddy roads, Mienie says the key is not spinning the wheels to prevent further digging into the rut. Rather spread salt or gravel in front of the wheels. “Visibility is also key, so ensure your car lights are working before travelling as seeing and being seen are critical in inclement weather” he advises. Finally, “false confidence is the worst kind, because simply having a four-wheel drive motor vehicle does not make you an arctic rally driver” Mienie advises. “Consider whether the journey is necessary and rather stay home if you can”. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
When it comes to Solar Systems the consumer always had two choices: Grid Tie only which had to shut down during load shedding and failure of the grid Hybrid incorporating (mainly) battery back up which would seamlessly provide power to the home in the event of a grid failure. Obviously the difference between the two is in the cost of installation and the running cost over the life of a system with straight grid tie winning the cost race hands down. Almost all residential solar power grid tie inverters are designed to shut down for safety and technical reasons in case of the grid powering down. Now when one reads about Solar 2.0 one experiences an 'Aha' moment - surely the solution cannot be that simple? Essentially Solar 2.0 is being touted as an 'in-between' solution between hybrid and grid tie as Solar 2.0 will function even when the grid goes down - but still only in sunlight hours with the option of adding battery power. The ideal Solar 2.0 system will offer a seamless transition between grid tied and off-grid whilst also offering a battery system as a 'plug and play' option. Another win for solar system owners will be the ability of any Solar 2.0 Inverter to be able to be swopped out for 'old technology'. When it comes to Solar Energy production the progression has been rapid. Initially inverters received DC power from a string of solar panels and the production rate was directly tied to the performance of the lowest solar panel in the string (think of the weakest link in a chain to understand the concept). The next advance was to increase the number of strings that an inverter could handle so as to minimise the possiblity of one solar panel adversely affecting the production. What affects the production of any string of solar panels are things like shadows, birds, leaves etc on the panels over the course of the day. So, a solution was needed to further increase the number of 'strings' available so that the 'weakest link' . . .