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 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. Buy Bitcoins. There are many ways you can do this and they all depend on where you are located. With the growing worldwide market and demand for Bitcoin it’s becoming easier every day to find reliable sources to purchase Bitcoin. The first thing you want to do is set up a Bitcoin wallet. If you can find one that offers an ATM network in your local area that is usually the fastest way to get Bitcoin. You will purchase Bitcoin at the market price being offered and you may want to load your account all at once so that you minimize your fees. For instance, if you plan to purchase mining pool shares then it’s a good idea to get enough Bitcoin to make all purchases. A few good resources. Cex.io – A good marketplace for buying Bitcoins in a few clicks at https://cex.io/. LocalBitcoins.com – Where you can meet someone face to face or use another form of payment at http://localbitcoins.com/. Romit – A large network of ATM’s worldwide (also search any local Bitcoin ATM’s) at http://robocoin.com/. Coins.ph – This is a great option for Philippines at http://coins.ph/. Bitpesa – Easy way to buy in Africa. Any exchange located in your country as there are now hundreds of them, just search locally at https://www.bitpesa.co/. Retrieve Bitcoin from your Wallet. You can send Bitcoin from your BitClub account to your own Bitcoin Wallet. After you submit a request for . . .
Twelve teams competing in the unique Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race, including many interesting South Africans, will arrive into the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, this week, from 19 October, after completing the second of thirteen global stages in this 40,000nm epic endurance challenge. One of the planet’s toughest challenges, the eleven-month Clipper Race is the only event on the planet which trains everyday people to take on one of Mother Nature’s toughest tests. 40% of crew have had no previous sailing experience before signing up and include one competitor from a South African township who had never seen the sea before he started his training just a month ago. South Africa is one of only two countries to feature as a stopover in all eleven editions of the Clipper Race. This will be the fleet’s ninth visit to Cape Town, and it twice visited Durban. 712 non-professional crew, representing more than 40 different nationalities (including 17 South African crew and one team Skipper) will take part in the overall Clipper 2017-18 Race, making it our biggest edition ever. This is where CEOs join train drivers, nurses, dairy farmers, students, join together to take on some of the planet’s most remote and harshest conditions. Since leaving Liverpool, UK, on 20th August, the twelve 70-foot ocean racing yachts have raced to Punta del Este, Uruguay, and are now heading to Cape Town where they will be berthed at the V&A Waterfront until 31st October. From Cape Town the teams will race onwards through the Southern Ocean to Fremantle, Western Australia, and then Sydney, Hobart, the Whitsundays, Sanya and Qingdao in China, Seattle, Panama, New York, and Derry-Londonderry, before finally completing the circumnavigation in Liverpool on July 28, 2018. The Clipper Race fleet can be tracked 24/7 using the Race Viewer: www.clipperroundtheworld.com/raceviewer CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
South Africa’s most iconic baking partner, Snowflake, has announced that they will be a product sponsor for season 3 of The Great South African Bake Off. The series returns to BBC Lifestyle this October with Expresso Chef Zola Nene entering the kitchen as a fresh new judge. Snowflake will honour its ‘too fresh to flop’ promise as the flour and baking aid sponsor for the competition, as novice bakers go all out to impress the judges and bake their way to the final. Contestants will be challenged weekly with a new technique, as they race against the clock (and each other) to produce delectably creative bakes. Darlene Smith, Marketing Executive from Snowflake says their sponsorship of the iconic reality show has just the right measures of baking success. “Snowflake flour and baking aids make it possible for anyone to create perfectly delicious bakes – no matter their skill level – and for unlimited imagination. The Great South African Bake Off is the perfect way to showcase the quality and reliability of Snowflake – while having lots of fun in the process.” says Darlene Smith. General Manager and Vice President of BBC Worldwide Africa, Joel Churcher, says it’s a pleasure to once again have Snowflake at the baking bench. “We’re committed to bringing our audiences stellar local productions and Snowflake’s support assists with this ambition,” says Churcher The Great South African Bake Off has racked up a loyal following of 2 million viewers across the country. Season 3 has all the makings of a continued rise (and not just in loaves and scones) and promises to serve up skill, passion and mouth-watering excitement. The Great South African Bake Off aired on Tuesday the 18th of October at 20h00. Visit Snowflake on Facebook or www.snowflake.co.za for endless recipes that are #TooFreshToFlop. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
As access to the Internet becomes increasingly important, consumers are left trying to get to grips with which service provider to select. With a legacy of poor service and high costs, South Africa is finally starting to open up and offer reliable and affordable fibre choices. To assist in selecting the best fibre provider, Chameleon Fibre recently launched and is offering free comparisons to assist consumers to make the right selection. Dean Ormsby, COO, Chameleon Fibre says that there are several factors driving bandwidth demand: “South Africa has a diverse and large population that demands connectivity. Not only for social, but education and business are also driving the use of technology, and anyone without access, will be at a disadvantage and left behind.” He says Chameleon Fibre has been developed to assist consumers to easily select and connect with the right provider: “While the role of mobile broadband is important, fibre-based fixed-line is equally important as it enables consumers to have access to affordable last-mile, high-speed services. Built around the customer Chameleon Fibre has four user categories: Home, Small Business, Streaming, and Fibre-to-the-business (FTTB). By simply inserting your physical address and specifying certain usage requirements, a consumer will immediately gain access to a comprehensive, customised list of product packages available in their fibre-live areas. Knowledge and access to fibre providers play a significant role in consumer dissatisfaction: “The current fibre market is unbelievably confusing. Some consumers don’t even know that they are in a fibre-live area. If they do, they are often overwhelmed by the complexity of choice between the various infrastructure providers and Internet Service Provider (ISP) packages on offer.” In launching Chameleon Fibre, consumers have a portal to assist in simply selecting and connecting. Information provided includes data, network, and ISP requirements, fibre packages . . .
With statistics like $6.85 in earned media value for every $1.00 of Influencer Marketing paid media (Burst Media, 2017), Influencer Marketing is dominating the social media landscape. Adweek research states that “94% of those who’ve used influencer marketing believe the tactic to be effective”. In order to retain the awareness and your buyers past the initial burst of posts, it’s vital to understand that Influencer Marketing is a relationship, not a business transaction. This requires a strategic influencer marketing approach. As with most relationships, it’s important to select the right people to hang out with. These are the faces that will represent your brand. If you focus on millennials, young, hip, and urban chic influencers will offer bespoke solutions to your crowd. If, on the other hand, your market is far more traditional, your influencers should reflect the primary characteristics and values of your brand. The R-Squared Digital strategists work hand in hand with you to translate your marketing strategy into an influencer Marketing strategy. We use extremely advanced technologies to research influencers based on their social media profile, reach (number of influencers), engagement rate (because the number of people interacting with the influencer's post is more important than the number of people who just clicked on "follow" without engaging), and the audience analytics. The last is critical. By selecting an influencer by description rather than by audience, one might not choose the right influencer. Fashion campaign case study: Influencer 1 is a fashion Instagram influencers and has 250k followers Influencer 2 is a fashion Instagram influencer with 127k followers For a fashion campaign, one would think that influencer 1 is the perfect choice. However, our analytical tools might show us that influencer 1 has an engagement rate of 0.23% (575 people), mostly on food pictures (not from people interested in fashion), while influencer . . .
The present ‘puritan’ approach to defeating the health risks posed by tobacco smoking should be abandoned by anti-smoking lobbyists and regulators in favour of a pragmatic approach which recognises that alternatives like vaping are up to 95% less harmful, and have the potential to meaningfully reduce the toll on the health of tobacco smokers around the globe. So says Prof Daniel Malan – an ex-smoker and director of the Stellenbosch University-based Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa, in a report entitled ‘Where there’s no smoke, is there still fire? ethical aspects of tobacco harm reduction, published by the Africa Harm Reduction Alliance (AHRA). The report suggests that reducing the harm inherent in smoking should be recognised as a strategy in the fight against the well-documented health risks faced by smokers. Tobacco smoking, says the report, still takes up to five million lives globally every year, and sees government earnings by taxes dwarfed by the US $ 1.0 trillion loss to global economies through premature death of workers, lost production and costs of healthcare. Against these facts must be measured the debatable success of international bids like the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), that was launched by the World Health Organisation in 2005. Legally binding on 180 countries and focusing on the production, sale, distribution, advertising and taxation of tobacco the FCTC, in addition to other measures, should see the incidence of smoking reduce globally from 22.1% in 2010 to 18.95 in 2025 - a reduction of only 3.5% (according to the WHO). “The simple concept of reducing harm can make a contribution to a much more comprehensive approach to tobacco control. Including both scientific and legal components, the objective is simply to reduce the potential harm by decreasing the risks attached to using tobacco or nicotine. Cigarette substitutes such as vaping and smokeless tobacco are examples,” says Prof Malan. Confusing the . . .
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 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. Basic technology has made Bitcoin mining even faster by using less power. As the popularity of Bitcoin increases, more miners have joined the network, making it more difficult for individuals to solve the mathematical problems. To overcome this, miners have developed a way to work together in pools. Pools of miners find solutions faster than the individual members and each miner is rewarded proportionately to the amount of work he or she provides. Mining is an important and integral part of Bitcoin which ensures fairness, while keeping the Bitcoin network stable, safe and secure. Watch the video on how BitCoin works at https://youtu.be/50on1P7SRBk. The Blockchain Technology. If you haven’t heard of the Blockchain, I highly recommend you read up on it. The Bitcoin is based on the Blockchain technology. But the real innovation is the Blockchain itself, a protocol that allows for secure, direct without a middleman, digital transfers of value and assets. Think money, contracts, stocks, IP etc. Investors have poured tens of millions into the development and believe this it is just as important an opportunity as the creation of the Internet was. The Blockchain is a public ledger of all transactions that have ever been executed. It is constantly growing as ‘completed’ blocks are added to it with a new set of recordings. The blocks are added to the Blockchain in . . .
Clariant a world leading company in specialty chemicals recently announced their first half (H1) 2017 results. Most important to note for the South African market were the following: • Sales in Europe grew by 5 % and in the Middle East & Africa by 16 % in local currency. • Most regions achieved very good sales growth. Asia, the Middle East & Africa and Europe rose with double-digit growth rates while North America was flat. • The strong sales improvement resulted from accelerated demand in Asia, Europe as well as in the Middle East & Africa. • The second quarter 2017 sales in the Catalysis Business Area jumped by 20 % in local currency as well as in Swiss francs. The growth was driven by recovering demand in Asia and in the Middle East & Africa and additionally the full consolidation of Süd-Chemie India Pvt Ltd. • Functional Minerals reflected continued good sales growth in local currency, primarily supported by the edible oil purification and foundry business. The sales performance in the different regions remained solid. The Middle East & Africa in particular reported strong growth. Further information on the results can be found at https://www.clariant.com/en/Investors/Latest-Results CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
The Gentle Reminders Club –a new online community reputational justice platform that aims to resolve B2B payment disputes with its innovative rating system and public registry. Public Eye! The Sharp, shiny edge of an executioner’s axe has today been replaced by a one-star rating or an angry-faced emoji. On the Internet, justice is dealt with swiftly and almost with as much potency as a Court Order. Equally menacing it can, if used effectively, be lethal to a company’s reputation. Officially launched today, The Gentle Reminders Club (Gentle Reminders). Gentle Reminders is an online platform that seeks to encourage ethical business behaviour when it comes to settling invoices on time, contributing to building a brand’s reputation capital. While the site has a public registry that names bad and slow payers and those that need formal intervention, it also (more importantly) reflects those that are prompt and a pleasure to work with. The rating system uses emoji to denote whether a customer is happy, sad, or just plain mad and the aim is to generate as many smiley faces and thumbs up as it can – a highly effective visual tool, in always on world. Gentle Reminders is the brainchild of a group of South African entrepreneurs, and small businesses fed-up with delivering their services and dealing with clients who abscond from payment – for whatever made-up reason they choose to use. The Beta platform was launched in September and has already racked up an impressive 942 companies that have subscribed to the free site. While 80% of those are based in South Africa, 10% are located in the United Kingdom and a further 10% elsewhere on the European continent. Seems that paying on time, is a global problem. “The court of public opinion is not a new phenomenon, says Scott Cundill, whose company Majestic3 is the tech partner behind the platform, “but, in formally collating a ‘payment rating’ system through a reputational justice platform, we are looking to help people . . .
Mobile payment and loyalty rewards company Zapper has partnered with MRP Foundation, the CSR division of the Mr Price Group. This will enable the Non-Profit Organisation to now accept mobile donations through QR code technology. With the Ride for MRP Foundation fast approaching on December 3-4, the Foundation and its partners are running a competition to win a new Nissan Micra Active as part of their R1 million fundraising initiative. The Ride for MRP Foundation is a 606km ride from Johannesburg to Durban, featuring 50 brave cyclists and Springbok Rugby Legend John Smit. To enter the competition, individuals simply scan the QR code with the Zapper app from their smartphone and donate R20 to the cause. Entrants may increase their chances of driving off with the prize by increasing the donation value. Each dividend of R20 donated counts as one additional entry. For the month of October MRP Money account holders can find the competition QR code on their printed and emailed bill statements. The QR code can also be found on the MRP Foundation website, as well as the MRP Foundation and Zapper South Africa Facebook pages. The donation journey is easy, safe and immediate with everything processed through the app for complete convenience. All funds raised are channelled into the MRP Foundation’s education and skills development programmes that empower South African youth from low income communities to unlock their full potential and build brighter futures. The competition runs from 15 September until 6 December 2017, and is subject to terms and conditions. For more information go to http://www.mrpfoundation.org/ CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .