The Life's Way - A Lifestyle and Technology Blog By Aashish Rai 

Saturday, 24 December 2016

@TheGreatMoscow Circus Opens in #Johannesburg #MoscowCircus @MonteCasinoZA

Hi Guys,
A packed audience was left amazed and exhilarated at the much anticipated opening night of The Great Moscow Circus at Montecasino in Johannesburg on 22nd December 2016.
@TheGreatMoscow Circus Opens in #Johannesburg #MoscowCircus @MonteCasinoZA
Magnificent props, gorgeous costumes, swathes of curtains, hundreds of LED lights, and crystal clear cutting edge sound were the order of the evening, as audiences immersed themselves in a sensational, two-hour world premiere program featuring 19 incredible international circus acts.
@TheGreatMoscow Circus Opens in #Johannesburg #MoscowCircus @MonteCasinoZA
Every possible circus favourite was performed - the funniest clowns, the most-daring acrobats, death-defying daredevils, aerial artists, balancers, and much more – all under a mighty 40-metre diameter, 17 meter high, spectacular air-conditioned Big Top circus tent.
@TheGreatMoscow Circus Opens in #Johannesburg #MoscowCircus @MonteCasinoZA
“The Great Moscow Circus guarantees breath-taking, affordable, family entertainment that delivers all the thrills and fun of the circus of yesteryear, with all the skill and daring of today’s circus heroes,” said Andrew Guild, International Producer Theatre Tours International.

“As Gauteng’s premier entertainment destination we pride ourselves in creating memorable experiences by hosting world class events such as The Great Moscow Circus. Last night was truly sensational!” said Debbie Combrink, Marketing Manager Montecasino.
@TheGreatMoscow Circus Opens in #Johannesburg #MoscowCircus @MonteCasinoZA
The Montecasino shows form part of a South African tour, which includes shows in Cape Town, Bloemfontein and Port Elizabeth.

The tour features some of the best circus stars in the international circus world, including Monte Carlo’s famed International Circus Festival, daredevils from Spain and Mexico, and Europe’s top circus attractions, all hand-picked by Guild.
@TheGreatMoscow Circus Opens in #Johannesburg #MoscowCircus @MonteCasinoZA
During Soviet times, Guild made more than 250 visits to Moscow and travelled extensively throughout Russia and the Soviet states. A fluent Russian speaker, married to a former Russian ballerina, he has toured more than 7,000 performers in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and the UK. He has used this experience to find the very best acts to star in The Great Moscow Circus Tour of South Africa.

With only a limited season, the producers urge audiences to book early to ensure they don’t miss out.

The South African 2016/17 tour dates include:
₋ From 22 December 2016, Montecasino, Johannesburg
₋ From 3 February 2017, Foreshore - Founders Garden, Jan Smuts Street, Cape Town
₋ From 16 February 2017, The Windmill, Bloemfontein
₋ From 23 February 2017, The Boardwalk, Port Elizabeth
@TheGreatMoscow Circus Opens in #Johannesburg #MoscowCircus @MonteCasinoZA
The show contains no animal acts. Tickets are on sale at Computicket outlets nationally. Ticket prices range from just R150 to R595 per person. Call 0861 915 8000 or book on line at www.computicket.com

Follow The Great Moscow Circus on Facebook and Twitter at:
www.facebook.com/greatmoscowcircussa.com
www.twitter.com/TheGreatMoscow
#MoscowCircus
For more information visit www.greatmoscowcircus.co.za

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Thursday, 15 December 2016

12 Things Only #Epilator Users Will Know @Braun #BeautyProducts

Hi Guys,

Braun lets you in on the secret things only seasoned epilator users know and will convince you to make the change from traditional or other hair removal method to Epilation. Braun dares you to make the switch and see for yourself. Warning, side effects include experiencing non-stop beautifully smooth, silky skin that you won’t be able to keep your hands off!

1. It’s addictive.
Yes, really. It unveils baby soft, smooth skin like you haven’t experienced since pre-puberty - all at the press of a button. And once you start, you’ll find yourself scheduling regular dates in your diary to keep it feeling super smooth around the clock!
12 Things Only #Epilator Users Will Know @Braun #BeautyProducts
2. There are no in-between days.
Yup, you heard right. It catches even the teeny weeny hairs. 0.5mm to be precise. That’s 4 x shorter than waxing – without the regrowth period, or the price tag, or the mess…
12 Things Only #Epilator Users Will Know @Braun #BeautyProducts
3. …and it’s long lasting. 
That coveted smoooooth feeling genuinely lasts, seriously. Cue gasps of shock from your girlfriends when they have a feel of your smooth skin 4 weeks1 on, and you reply with the name of your beloved epilator - Braun Silk-épil 9 SkinSpa2 – in lieu of your monthly salon appointment when they ask your secret.
12 Things Only #Epilator Users Will Know @Braun #BeautyProducts
4. News alert, you can get quality results from the comfort of your home.
There are no cons, only fuss free, quick and easy hair removal - and even better, you can expect lighter and less noticeable hair regrowth with continued use. We’re SOLD.
12 Things Only #Epilator Users Will Know @Braun #BeautyProducts
5. It’s helping you become more financially savvy.
All the money you’ve saved from cancelling regular waxing appointments can be spent saving for your future… or that dress you were lusting after; or that lipstick, or that handbag… The moral of the story is: the cost of 1 x epilator means you need 0 x salon waxing appointments = more money for you at the end of each month, without compromising on smoothness or convenience. #Winning
12 Things Only #Epilator Users Will Know @Braun #BeautyProducts
6. Your wardrobe forecast is smooth legs & body with a chance of [sunshine / rain / wind].
The elements are the only thing informing your outfit choice and not your grooming (or lack of!).
12 Things Only #Epilator Users Will Know @Braun #BeautyProducts
7. In terms of pain, epilation really isn’t that bad at all.
In fact, Braun Silk-épil epilators have a clever massage attachment for gentler epilation, and you can totally epilate in the bath or shower too. Warm water = relaxed and soothed skin = less discomfort for you! As a total pro, epilation is now virtually painless = you’re totally hooked and there’s no turning back, ever. #teamepilation
12 Things Only #Epilator Users Will Know @Braun #BeautyProducts
8. It’s not just for your legs.
Oh no. It’s a hard working beauty multi-tasker that every woman needs in her grooming arsenal. It can also be used on underarms, arms, face and the bikini area. Hello head-to-toe satin skin!
12 Things Only #Epilator Users Will Know @Braun #BeautyProducts
9. It’s suitable for all women and all skin types –
That’s right sensitive types, this is user friendly for you, too! With two speed modes available, it’s been crafted for women to select from speed 1 for extra gentle epilation, and speed 2 for extra efficient epilation. Simply switch on, hold at a 90 degree angle to the body part you’re epilating, slowly glide against the direction of the hair growth and et voila, fuzz-free skin in an instant!
12 Things Only #Epilator Users Will Know @Braun #BeautyProducts
10. It appeals to the woman...
...who likes to stay in control of her appearance at all times. It’s guaranteed thorough hair removal and prevents pesky ingrown hairs, thanks to its sophisticated design. Braun Silk-épil 9 SkinSpa2 includes Braun’s most efficient epilator4 to date alongside two exfoliation brushes - including the NEW Deep Exfoliation Brush which provides 6x5 better exfoliation vs. a manual exfoliation scrub alone. One word. Sweeeeet.
12 Things Only #Epilator Users Will Know @Braun #BeautyProducts
11. It’s a hair removal device + confidence booster in one.
You’re able to have beautifully smooth, silky skin at the press of a button - with long lasting results and importantly, when it suits you. Hello confidence boost and that accompanying spring-in-your-step your sister / BFF / boyfriend / Mum has noticed.
12 Things Only #Epilator Users Will Know @Braun #BeautyProducts
12. It’s Jessica Alba’s chosen method of hair removal...
... and hey, you’re tight (code for you’ve read an amazing beauty interview with her and know she’s pro-epilation). If it’s good enough for Jessica’s pins, then it’s good enough for you! 
 12 Things Only #Epilator Users Will Know @Braun #BeautyProducts
So in the end, the visible advantages which anyone can get by Epilation can be cost savings, ease of hair removal anytime, pain reduction and much more. Pain is the main issue faced by the consumer in hair removal which is why Braun epilators are dermatologically tested & help reduce pain and gives smooth hair free skin for upto 4 weeks. For more information on the Braun Beauty portfolio, please visit: http://amzn.to/2hhVJIJ

About Braun
Braun, a subsidiary of Procter & Gamble founded in Germany in 1921, develops and manufactures a wide variety of small domestic appliances that marry technical innovation, reliable quality and distinctive design. These range from electric shavers and beauty products to hair care appliances. Braun products enjoy worldwide distribution. Follow them on twitter, facebook and YouTube.

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Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Diepsloot #Chess Players Enjoy Queen of Katwe #Movie @MontecasinoZA

Hi Guys,

30 children enrolled in the Tsogo Sun Moves for Life chess academy were recently treated to an outing to see Queen of Katwe, a Disney film about a 10-year-old girl, Phiona Mutesi, from Kampala, Uganda, whose life is completely changed by chess. The outing for the youngsters, from two Diepsloot schools – Reshomile and Muzomuhle primary schools – and six teachers, was arranged as part of Montecasino’s commitment to keeping them inspired by chess.

The Tsogo Sun Moves for Life chess programme operates nationally in 57 schools with about 24 000 participating learners, 569 educators, and 22 tutors from local communities, and is sponsored by eight of Tsogo Sun’s casinos. The programme in Diepsloot is sponsored by Montecasino and accommodates 3 791 learners from five primary schools.
Diepsloot #Chess Players Enjoy Queen of Katwe #Movie @MontecasinoZA
The Queen of Katwe screening was a reward for achievement for the selected children. “Queen of Katwe tells the story of the life of young girl who lives in a slum in Katwe and is taught to play chess by a local missionary. She goes on to become a Woman Candidate Master after exceptional performance at the World Chess Olympiads, totally against the odds. We wanted to inspire the children in our chess programme to work hard at their chess and to dream big,” says Glenn Joseph, GM of Montecasino. He adds that the children were thrilled with the exciting outing and all insisted that they would devote greater attention and energy to their chess classes.

The aim of the Tsogo Sun Moves for Life programme is to use chess as an education tool that helps to improve children’s mathematics, science and problem-solving skills. “Chess can make a difference to the cognitive and analytical abilities of youngsters through the mental discipline required in the game,” says Joseph. The Tsogo Sun Moves for Life programme links chess principles to life skills, mathematics, science and language – and works towards impacting the educational performance of as many children as possible, by unlocking their full mental and social capabilities.
Diepsloot #Chess Players Enjoy Queen of Katwe #Movie @MontecasinoZA
Queen of Katwe is directed by Mira Nair, written by William Wheeler, and stars David Oyelwo, Madina Nair, and Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, who visited Johannesburg for the premier. She plays Phiona’s mother in the movie. The film is described by a critic as a breath of fresh air. “Queen of Katwe inspires as it captivates, telling us a story we may have never heard about, but one we’ll probably never forget.”

For more information go to www.montecasino.co.za, join on Facebook at www.facebook.com/montecasino or follow on Twitter at @MontecasinoZA.

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Are You Drinking And Driving? #DriveDry #ThisIsMyStory #Diageo Campaign

Hi Guys,

With the festive season fast upon us and as thousands of South Africans gear up for holiday travel this December, Diageo South Africa has timeously launched its 2017 Drive Dry campaign – which aims to shock South Africans into thinking twice about getting behind the wheel drunk.

Drive Dry, previously known for its award-winning scare campaign “Papa Wag Vir Jou”, will be using the power of storytelling in 2017, to try and change South Africans’ behaviour towards drinking and driving.
Are You Drinking And Driving? #DriveDry #ThisIsMyStory #Diageo Campaign
At an event attended by government, stakeholders, media and celebrities, guests were shown the reality of drink driving by watching real stories of South Africans who have experienced loss, trauma, hurt and difficulty due to driving while under the influence – either due to their own actions or those of a loved-one or a stranger.

These brave individuals were captured on film, telling their stories and these will be made into a series of short clips to be shared with media, as well as on social media over the next year.

“Our overall goal is to impact and change people’s lives by using real stories to give the campaign resonance. We have also approached celebrity ambassadors who are passionate about driving dry to spread the message far and wide,” said Diageo SA’s Legal and Corporate Security Director Viwe Soga.

In January 2016, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters highlighted that the festive season’s road fatalities had increased by 14% with a total of 1755 fatalities from 1 December 2015 to 11 January 2016 – many of which are a direct consequence of alcohol abuse. According to the WHO Global Status Report for 2015, South Africa is ranked 23rd out of 50 African countries for the highest number of road deaths. The report also estimates that 7,8% of South Africa's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is lost due to road traffic crashes. This lost revenue could be used to address South Africa's other social issues, such as lack of funding for tertiary students.

South Africans Against Drunk Driving (SADD), a non-profit organisation based in Pietermaritzberg, recommends solutions such as an increase in random alcohol testing, the establishment of specialised drink-driving courts so that offenders are tried and convicted within one month of the incident, as well as for every driver to be tested for alcohol or drugs at every crash scene.
Are You Drinking And Driving? #DriveDry #ThisIsMyStory #Diageo Campaign
“Our mission is to stop drink-driving, protect families from the trauma of losing loved ones and in doing so, to make a tangible difference to South Africans’ lives,” said Caro Smit, founder of SADD and guest speaker at the 2017 Drive Dry campaign launch event.

The Drive Dry video clips will be rolled out over the next year and used across various media platforms, as well as for visual content at Diageo branded and partner events, school visits as part of a drive to educate the youth and at tavern workshops.

“This is going to be an incredibly powerful campaign, and we are honoured that our storytellers have agreed to share their stories in the hope of changing someone else’s life. Responsibility, and looking after the communities in which we operate is key to Diageo’s business. Our brands are made with pride and are only to be enjoyed responsibly,” says Soga.

South Africans can follow the conversation, tell their own stories, watch the video clips, and share the Drive Dry message with friends and family on Facebook and Twitter, using the hashtag #ThisIsMyStory.

For a sneak peek of the mash-up video visit https://youtu.be/kkIrAUzJT8o. Visit Diageo’s global responsible drinking resource, www.DRINKiQ.com, for information, initiatives, and ways to share best practice.

Cheers!!!

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Love thy neighbour…but don’t get caught! #ChatsworthStyle #KandasamysMovie @kandasamysmovie

Hi Guys,

From the producers of Hard to Get and Happiness is a Four Letter Word, comes the two-sided, family-engaged-comedy affair, KEEPING UP WITH THE KANDASAMY’S. The film will be released in cinemas on 3 March 2017. It is directed by Durban filmmaker, Jayan Moodley (White Gold) and produced by Helena Spring and the late Junaid Ahmed.

Described by Moodley as a “love letter to Chatsworth”, KEEPING UP WITH THE KANDASAMY’S was filmed on location in Chatsworth, Durban, South Africa, and stars Jailoshini Naidoo (Eastern Mosaic, Lotus FM) and Maeshni Naicker (Broken Promises) as the matriarchal rivals of neighbouring families, whose young adult children become romantically involved, and despite their best efforts to keep them apart, they are forced to acknowledge that in the end “love will always prevail.”

“Shanti Naidoo (Maeshni Naicker) is a typical Type-A personality. Always on the move, going out of her way to please people, and overcompensating for her perceived inadequacies by continually cooking up a storm in the kitchen. Her life would be just fine, except that her neighbour Jennifer Kandasamy (Jailoshini Naidoo), always seems to hold the upper hand.

When Jennifer realises her daughter Jodi (Mishqah Parthiephal) is in love with Shanti's son Prinesh (Madhushan Singh), she is determined to break them up. But in order to do that she will have to enlist her rival's help. Together the two women scheme and plot, recruit prospective partners and generally interfere with their kids wherever they can,” says Spring.

The cast also comprises, among others, Mishqah Parthiephal, Madhushan Singh, Mariam Bassa, Rajesh Gopie, Koobeshen Naidoo and Neil Govender.

KEEPING UP WITH THE KANDASAMY’S was produced in association with M-Net and the DTI, with distribution by Ster-Kinekor Entertainment.


Twitter: @kandasamysmovie
Instagram: @kandasamysmovie
Facebook: facebook.com/kandasamysmovie
Hashtag: #ChatsworthStyle #KandasamysMovie

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@TheeLegacySA Provide The #Soundtrack To @SimbaChipsSA #SimbaMapha TVC

Hi Guys, 

The inaugural winners of The Sing Off SA, Durban-based Isicathamiya group, Thee legacy, have collaborated with the iconic South African heritage brand, Simba, by providing the sound track to the latest Simba Mapha TVC with their chart topping hit single Wena Wedwa (MusicCraftMAN Mix), as Simba chips celebrates 60 years. 

Watch the Simba Mapha TVC here: https://www.facebook.com/SimbaChips/videos/1295638113821298/

“The fun new TVC adds a special twist to the Simba Mapha story that South Africans have grown to recognise and emulate,’’ shares Natasha Singh, Marketing Head of Snacks at PepsiCo. “We are also very excited to announce that the TVC showcases an original, fresh, upbeat track from a local rising band. Wena Wedwa (MusicCraftMAN Mix) from Thee Legacy is the ideal backdrop to the Mapha narrative, adding contemporary local flavour to Simba’s rich brand story.’’
@TheeLegacySA Provide The #Soundtrack To @SimbaChipsSA #SimbaMapha TVC
South Africans were introduced to the Simba Mapha storyline in 2013 and the latest TVC builds on the success of this concept, reiterating the idea that “Some things are better when you Mapha”.

Thee Legacy’s collaboration with Simba comes shortly after being profiled by Apple Music globally as “Artists To Watch”. This opportunity provides Thee Legacy with a solid foundation to gain traction on the international stage.

Fast becoming the discovery of the year, Thee Legacy has had a strong presence on radio this year with their latest single, Wena Wedwa (MusicCraftMAN Mix), currently topping charts and on high rotation on radio stations such as Metro FM, Ukhozi FM and Thobela FM. This past week, Wena Wedwa (MusicCraftMAN Mix) featured at number #8 on the RAMS chart.

You can now hear Thee Legacy’s hit single, Wena Wedwa (MusicCraftMAN Mix), as the sound track to the Simba Mapha TVC which is centered on the joy of sharing. The word ‘Mapha’ is a South African phrase developed in the townships, born out of the humour of young kids meaning to share or to give. Thee Legacy’s Wena Wedwa (MusicCraftMAN Mix) is an appropriate soundtrack selection for this campaign as there is much love in the act of sharing.

“We have grown up on Simba chips and never imagined that one day we would collaborate with this iconic brand. We are both proud and humbled that our single Wena Wedwa (MusicCraftMAN Mix) was selected for the Simba Mapha TVC. We’re looking forward to having all South Africans see the Simba Mapha TVC and relate to the TVC through our music” expresses Thee Legacy.

Wena Wedwa (MusicCraftMAN Mix) can be found on Thee Legacy’s self-titled debut album out now in stores and all major digital platforms. Thee Legacy have crafted a body of work that represents a contemporary take on Isicathamiya for a new millennium – produced by RJ Benjamin and Sam Soweto (of The Soil fame).

Connect with Simba: www.simba.co.za
Facebook: Simba Chips http://www.facebook.com/SimbaChips/
Twitter: @SimbaChipsSA

Connect with Thee Legacy:
Facebook: Thee Legacy SA https://www.facebook.com/TheeLegacySA
Twitter: @TheeLegacySA
Instagram: @TheeLegacySA
Purchase Thee Legacy’s album here: https://SonyMusicAfrica.lnk.to/B5Tdq
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Saturday, 3 December 2016

@SunStreamEnergy PLUS™ Keeps You Connected Using #SolarEnergy #SunStream

Hi Guys,

The arrival of summer holidays usually sparks a migration between the big urban cities and the smaller rural and coastal regions as South Africans around the country head for home, the sea or the bush. Whatever the destination this time of year is often characterised by long road trips and time spent outdoors making it even more important to stay connected anywhere, anytime.

Mobile devices are a lifeline, a connection to family, friends, work and play. This connection doesn’t stop when we’re out and about. In today’s world keeping mobile phones charged on the go is a life essential. The challenge with mobile devices has always been the need to stay continuously charged. This has required access to a fixed plug point or reliance on expensive and often inconvenient charging options.

SunStream™ provides mobile electricity wherever you go, by streaming the sun’s power directly into your mobile phone. SunStream™ technology converts sunlight to electricity instantaneously at a 99% throughput rate, making it the most efficient mobile solar solution on the global market. Because it eliminates the need for circuit boards, charge controllers, or chipsets – components that are notorious for breakage -- the hand-held panel is extremely durable. This patented technology offers a reliable, daily solution for the mobile device user who has limited or no access to electricity.
@SunStreamEnergy PLUS™ Keeps You Connected Using #SolarEnergy #SunStream
A necessary must have for the holiday season is the SunStream PLUS™. It offers half an amp of power, making it the ideal mobile electricity solution for smartphones, bringing some phones up to full power within two hours. The SunStream PLUS™ also powers feature phones faster than a wall plug and provides an excellent source of energy to power other digital and battery storage devices.

Whether as a practical, thoughtful gift or an essential life item, the SunStream™ solution offers a chipset free, fast charging (for multiple devices), portable, waterproof (it even works under water) and extremely robust advantage. It has been drop tested to two meters with positive results and comes with a shatterproof glass face, is heat-proof, freeze-proof and UV stable.

No need to run around looking for a plug point. It’s as simple as connecting your phone to a SunStream™ via a USB cable and angling the panel directly towards the sun. So wherever you’re heading make sure you take your energy with you with the SunStream™.

SunStream PLUS™ is available at all Builders Warehouse and select MTN stores across South Africa. Visit www.sunstreamenergy.com or connect on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (@sunstreamenergy) and YouTube
 
Watch the following link for the John Anderson's vision behind the SunStream™:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJhVyzvq_bw
 
I felt touched after watching this video and I hope that it will have positive impact on all of you too. I feel I need to buy these for all the people in my life who comes from far rural area where electricity is still not available all the time.  

About World Panel Inc. and SunStream™ products
Based in Colorado, USA, World Panel Inc. is a triple-bottom line company (people, planet, profit) founded by solar expert and entrepreneur John Anderson. The company produces a line of mobile solar devices under the SunStream™ brand, with retail relationships on the African continent where mobile electricity is in high demand. World Panel’s SunStream™ products charge 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE handsets as well as most USB devices.
 
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