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Sunday, 26 March 2017

New Experience Stores in #SouthAfrica for @HuaweiZA Customers @TheMallofAfrica

Hi Guys,

Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) proudly announced that it will officially be opening its experience stores in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town over the next few weeks. The experience stores will be open to customers from April 2017 onwards.

“We live in a dynamic era where technological progress is revolutionizing how we work, we have incorporated this in our experience stores, from viewing mobile devices and business products to engaging with Huawei tech experts Through these stores we aim to deliver a premium consumer experience to ensure that consumers learn and interact with our products, says Zhao Likun, General Manager for Huawei Consumer Business Group South Africa.

Customers can look forward to our experience stores at Mall of Africa, Eastrand Mall, The Glen, Menlyn and Centurion in Johannesburg and Pretoria.
Huawei Experience Store - Mall of Africa, Johannesburg
Huawei Experience Store - Mall of Africa, Johannesburg
In Cape Town, Somerset Mall and the Pavilion in Durban. These stores will offer customers the Huawei experience in the form of exclusive products and services unique to the brand store as well as to create demand on our future ranges.

The purpose of the Huawei Experience stores is to display and sell Huawei products, strengthen consumer’s understanding of Huawei Products, increase brand image and maintain brand loyalty. In turn this will also assist in growing our market share in South Africa ensuring that the Huawei brand is ever present.

For more information, follow the brand on:
Facebook: facebook.com/huaweidevicesouthafrica
Twitter: twitter.com/HuaweiZA
Instagram: instagram.com/HuaweiZA

Cheers!!!

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Book #ThePlayThatGoesWrongSA Tickets @Monte_Theatre #ComedyStageShow

Hi Guys, 
 
In the words of Pieter Toerien – “The PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is the FUNNIEST play I have EVER seen!”

Joanna Lumley came out a recent London performance and said: “We laughed until the tears ran down our faces! It has to be seen!!!”

WHAT’S ON STAGE said “It’s as though The Mousetrap has been taken over by Monty Python!”

Described by theatre audiences as Fawlty Towers meets Noises Off – this new hit comedy has won every major award on the London stage - 2015 Olivier Award Winner for Best New Comedy/ 2015 BroadwayWorld UK Winner for Best New Play/ 2014 WhatsOnStage Award Winner for Best New Comedy! The South African production will be directed by Alan Committie and features an awesome comedy cast including ROBERT FRIDJHON, RUSSEL SAVADIER, THEO LANDEY, CRAIG JACKSON, ROBERTO POMBO, NICOLE FRANCO, LOUIS VILJOEN and SIVE GUBANGXA.
Book #ThePlayThatGoesWrongSA Tickets @Monte_Theatre #ComedyStageShow
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is a celebration of the best of live theatre… and the worst. The Northriding Polytechnic Drama Society is putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong... does! The accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences!

Given 5 stars from The Daily Mail, called a ‘Gut-busting hit' by the New York Times and with celebrity endorsements from the likes of Ant and Dec 'funniest show we've seen! If you can get a ticket go.'

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter!
RUNNING TIME: 2 hrs 5 mins including a 20 min interval
Recommended Age: 8+

South African audiences will be treated to the award-winning Comedy from 24 March in Jo’Burg and 3 May in Cape Town.

SHOW DETAILS AS FOLLOWS:
Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre
24 March – 30 April
Performances: Wed – Fri @ 8pm, Sat @ 5pm & 8pm, Sun @ 3pm
Tickets: R220, R180, R130 & R100

Theatre on the Bay
3 May – 17 June
Performances: Tue – Fri @ 8pm, Sat @ 4pm & 8pm
Tickets: R220, R180 & R120
 
Cheers!!!
 
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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

A Memoir - This Month Last Year - Feb 2016 www.thelifesway.com #TheLifesWay

Hi Guys, 

February 2016 was the time where The Life's Way started picking up the pace for the year 2016 along with the brands as PR companies return from the holidays and starts pushing for many events and activities planned for the rest of the year. 

1. Power To The #HashTag By Atiyya Karodia @NATIVE VML #SocialMedia Manager - #Emoji: Language Killer, Parasite Or Symbiosis? By Donovan White, Digital Strategist @Native VML - Another great articles shared via Native VML social media manager and Digital Strategist in these two blog posts. These really tells about the power of #hashtags and #Emoji's and how it breaks boundaries across the world! 

2. Stay At #Formula1 Eddie Irvine's Dalkey Home @Airbnb #KillineyBay - Top #Destinations Around the #World to Spend Your #ValentinesDay #14Feb @Airbnb - Airbnb has given people around the world various options to stay and share the houses with the fellow travellers. Not only it's cheap as compared to hotels and gives you an insight into the culture of the city and country you are visiting. 

3. BeoHome Design App for #iOS @BangOlufsenSA - Google Cast Now On #BeoPlay Speakers @BangOlufsenSA - Bang and Olufsen have been producing a niche category of speakers which are not only great audio products but looks amazingly great in your house too. They are expensive but brings a lot of great features which will really give audiophiles the best pleasure on their ears. 

Aashish Rai Blogger #TheLifesWay #PhotoYatra
4. Safe-Hub #Diepsloot @TsogoSun @MonteCasinoZA AMANDLA EduFootball - http://www.thelifesway.com/2016/02/safe-hub-diepsloot-tsogosun.html - Montecasino have been involved in a lot of Corporate Social Responsibilities and biggest amongst them is the education through sports where they have sponsor AMANDLA EduFootball campaign. Recently again they have #PlayMakers graduates ceremonies held this year which will continue this campaign further. 

5. Meet G810 Orion Spectrum #Gaming #Keyboard @Logitech #SouthAfrica - Meet G502 Proteus Spectrum #Gaming #Mouse @Logitech #SouthAfrica - Logitech continues to bring in a lot of great products for Gaming requirements from keyboards to mouses which are super fast and got great mechanical keys featuring long life and value for money products. Logitech is also sponsoring their own team of gamers for eSports events across the world. 

February is the time when I celebrate my marriage anniversary every year and in 2016, we traveled to Mozambique in the MSC Cruise Ship - Sinfonia. It was my first cruise ship travel and we really loved the same. I have not shared any pictures from the trip but I will start sharing the same soon!

Cheers!!!

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A Memoir - This Month Last Year - Jan 2016 www.thelifesway.com #TheLifesWay

Hi Guys,

This is seriously three months late but the work life has been hectic and to write a post from your heart needs that you have to be listening to it at least. I love The Life's Way and tries to devote whatever time I have on the same but sometimes due to stress and tiredness I am unable to even open my personal laptop. 

2016 have been great for my blog - reached out to new brands and some of the brands said bye! Change is the only constant thing in this world and I did 396 blog posts for the whole year. January 2016 as usual was the slow start of the year as I only posted for some of the brands like Acer, Huawei, MonteCasino and Native VML.

1. 3 Years of www.thelifesway.com #TheLifesWay #Birthday #Blogpost - http://www.thelifesway.com/2016/01/3-years-of-wwwthelifeswaycom.html - At the start of the year, I shared my vision for 2016 and tried to achieve the same during the course of the year. More will be covered in a separate post for the 4th year where I will share all the achievements and targets for 2017. Thanks a lot to all the brands across the world!

2. A Memoir - This Month Last Year - Jan 2015 www.thelifesway.com - http://www.thelifesway.com/2016/01/a-memoir-this-month-last-year-jan-2015.html - Looking back and connecting dots have been a continuous series on my blog and I shall follow it more religiously going forward. It gives me a look and review of the posts which were important and which were just promotional material for brands. Though I continue to promote a lot of brands but this year I think I will ask all of them for sponsorships if they want to feature on The Life's Way.

Aashish Rai - Blogger #TheLifesWay #PhotoYatra

3. Huawei Introduces the Mate 8 Globally @HuaweiZA #Smartphone #CES2016 - Huawei and Swarovski Brings #SMARTWATCH Jewel and Elegant #CES2016 @HuaweiZA - Huawei is becoming a global world leader in the Smartphone industry by introducing several series of phones for all types of categories. Mate 8 was launched last year at CES 2016 and this year Mate 9 was launched at CES 2017. I really loved the Huawei devices and have been trying to get a sponsored device but no luck on the same. Let's see if brands notices The Life's Way this year!

4. Acer’s New 11.6-inch #Chromebook @AcerAfrica #CES2016 #Portable - Acer's Liquid Jade Primo #Smartphone #Windows #CES2016 @AcerAfrica - Acer TravelMate P648 - Commercial Notebook #CES2016 @AcerAfrica - Acer launches a lot of new products and gadgets from projectors to notebooks to tablets and smartphones at the CES every year. Some of these products reach South Africa and some doesn't trade in the country. I have been covering all the devices from Acer as and when I get any press release from them. Thanks to the brand to reach out to me from time to time.

5. iCAPTCHA - A New Way Of Learning #Languages @Native #SouthAfrica - Telling Stories through #Tweets By Atiyya Karodia @NATIVE VML #SocialMedia Manager - Native VML is global social media company and their managers wrote these amazing piece of content which I shared on my blog. The material is relevant to the social media times of today and also using iCaptcha we can learn local languages one word at a time.

Happy New Year 2017 to All and I wish that all your dreams which you work towards gets achieved as soon as possible! Don't lose hope and continue to work towards creating your unique mark over the world!

Cheers!!!


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Monday, 20 March 2017

@StanleyBeerYard and @CoronaZA Host The #JazzMusic Sessions and #CoronaBuskingSessions

Hi Guys,

The South African jazz scene grew in popularity through performances in nightclubs, and other major venues during the time of the 1950s. It forms a large part of South African culture, through anti-apartheid protest from individuals like Hugh Masekela and Kippie Moketsi (Jazz Epistles).

Due to government censorship, a massive exodus occurred and many black jazz artists left the country in search of work and audiences; and so there has always been a high demand for affordable, small-scale jazz entertainment in Johannesburg particularly.

On the first and third Wednesday of every month, Stanley Beer Yard will host the Corona Busking Sessions; drawing on jazz’s status as a national art form and part of South African cultural history. Busking sessions were once common occurrences in Johannesburg and there is a pressing need to entrench the local jazz scene and create an interface between real world jazz and practical music education.
@StanleyBeerYard and @CoronaZA Host The #Busking And #Jazz Sessions #CoronaBuskingSessions
The busking sessions will begin with opening performances by top young SA jazz musicians, namely award winning Jazz Guitarist Vuma Ian Levin (winner Keep an Eye International Jazz awards, Dutch Jazz Awards, Semi finalist Montreux Socar International Jazz Guitar Competion, Dutch Eindwerk Prijs winner, SENA electric guitar competition finalist, Standard Bank South African Jazz Youth Orchestra); multi-Award winning Bassist Benjamin Jephta (2016 SAMA Nominee, Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year 2016, SAMRO Competition 2nd place), Trumpeter Marcus Wyatt (SAMA winner and 11 time SAMA Nominee) and top South African Drummer Peter Auret (SAMA Winner).

After these performances, the busking session will be open to all music students and anyone who would like the opportunity to busk along with professional musicians and take the opportunity to play in front of a live audience in a great venue is most welcome. Any form of music is allowed.
Vuma Ian Levin @StanleyBeerYard and @CoronaZA Host The #Busking And #Jazz Sessions #CoronaBuskingSessions
Vuma Ian Levin
Stanley Beer Yard will also be hosting the Corona Jazz sessions in the same attempt to tap into the demand for live jazz. These sessions will run on the second and last Sunday of every month and will be hosted by award-winning guitarist Vuma Ian Levin. The concert will feature an alternation line up of trios, performing songs from the standard South African and American Jazz repertoire.

Featuring the top young South African Jazz musicians on the scene, in alternating trios drawing from:

Vuma Levin (Guitar); Benjamin Jephta (Bass); Bokani Dyer (Piano) - Winner the Standard bank Young Artist Award, Winner SAMRO Piano Competion, Nominee SAMA awards 2016; and Thandi Ntuli (Piano/Voice) – Metro FM Awards Nominee, SAMA Nominee. The concert promises to provide world-class entertainment.

Stanley Beer Yard and Corona are hoping to make this beloved and historical music accessible by hosting these live jazz sessions at Stanley beer Yard in 44 Stanley, Milpark.
The first busking session will take place on Wednesday 23 March from 7pm – 10h30pm.
The first jazz session will take place on Sunday 2nd April from 2pm - 5pm.
For bookings, call Stanley Beer Yard: 011 482 5791 or email stan@stanleybar.co.za
 
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Book Review - The Jeera Packer by Prashant Yadav @FingerprintP #theJeeraPacker

Hi Guys, 

The Jeera Packer is written by Prashant Yadav who graduated from IIT Kharagpur, IIM Ahmedabad and Stockholm School of Management. The topic he chose to write his fiction book, "The Jeera Packer" was Uttar Pradesh politics and reminiscence of the hit man (shooter) who now is running a groceries shop with his wife.

The story unfolds as he meets his old trainee and associate who is now a State minister in the government with all the flashy red light cars while his boss of that time is now the Chief Minister of the state. In a turn of events he came to know about a truth for which he now wants to take revenge from the Chief Minister of the state. He is helped by an old associate from his past and best friend,  Adbul who now repairs Bullets motorcycles. The story is not new and you will get the feel from the start that the hero of the novel will definitely try to assassinate the Chief Minister. 

How he will and how to cover that up with his day to day life as a grocery shop owner where he packs Jeera in the basement is what the whole novel is all about. He could have been packing anything else too but Jeera if you see it, is a necessary part of all our curries, chaat, snacks and daal. This novel is a good read if you love a lot of characters and then tying them all together with the things you love. Motorcycle, guns, gang war, extra marital affairs, sex, media, TV channels, politics and entertainment is all there in the novel. I could predict the story from the start but in the end there are some twists which leaves you amazed and with those characters whom you wouldn't have wanted to be with. 

Book Review - The Jeera Packer by Prashant Yadav @FingerprintP #theJeeraPacker
The Jeera Packer has a lot of punch in the characters as all of them have their own small world and selfish reasons to reach the top position in the state or may be in the country. In between the author has thrown in regular day to day issues within our society and cities we live in from eve-teasing to building maintenance charges, the caste system and inter-caste love marriages. Reading this novel you will feel connected to some tales you must have heard or read in the newspaper which keeps you occupied and involved in the story. I am sure that you won't put down this book until you reach the end. Chapter after chapter the mystery deepens and you build that connection with the characters and love the same too.

In the end the takeaway from the book is about building the "Taj Mahal of my life" which can be anything one can be passionate about. For me it's The Life's Way blog and spending time on working and creating content for the same. This book is definitely a worthy read and enjoy the book on a bus/train ride or place where no one disturbs you as it will bring in a lot of nostalgic and memorable moments from your lives too with which you will feel connected to the author immediately.

The Jeera Packer is published by FiNGERPRINT! and retails at Rs. 295 and available at Amazon for Rs. 199/-. Check out more books from the publishers at twitter.com/FingerprintP, www.fingerprintpublishing.com and facebook.com/fingerprintpublishing

Follow Prashant Yadav on twitter at https://twitter.com/pr_ashantyadav and check out his website - BodhiSutra.com. Congratulation on a great book Prashant and looking forward to the next one soon!!!

Cheers!!!


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Introducing @SonyXperiaZA L1 - A Stylish #Smartphone With Smooth Performance #XperiaL1

Hi Guys,

Sony Mobile Communications unveiled Xperia L1 - a sleek smartphone with a large 5.5” HD display and fluid performance, all at an accessible price point.

“Xperia L1 is a smartphone that matches form with function" said Tsutomu Sato, Director of Global Product Marketing, at Sony Mobile Communications. “It combines an immersive display and smooth performance within an iconic Sony design, that you can be proud to show off."
Introducing @SonyXperiaZA L1 - A Stylish #Smartphone With Smooth Performance #XperiaL1
An Xperia smartphone that performs as good as it looks
Xperia L1 has understated premium looks – a large 5.5” HD display for an immersive and compelling viewing experience, whether enjoying content at home or on the move. This all sits within a recognisable Sony design; a seamless rounded frame that looks great and feels comfortable to use. Xperia L1 available colours to be confirmed.
 
Performance you can rely on, with efficient processing power and expansive memory capacity
Powering Xperia L1's smooth and fluid performance is a Quad-core platform and fast 4G LTE capability, providing a speedy and hassle-free experience. Downloading and storing content is also made easy, with a large 256GB memory expandable via microSD card, capable of securely housing images and videos. And, “Smart Cleaner” works unobtrusively in the background to ensure maximum power is available to your Xperia L1 at all times - automatically removing unused processes and cached data, for a smooth experience and longer-lasting device.
Introducing @SonyXperiaZA L1 - A Stylish #Smartphone Smooth Performance #XperiaL1
A user interface that learns and adapts, to make everyday tasks simple and enjoyable
Xperia L1 features Sony Mobile's "Xperia Actions" engine to responsively adapt device settings and functionality to your surroundings – the “Good night” mode will automatically set the device to “Do not disturb”, lower display brightness and ensure there’s no disruption whilst charging.

Introduced in 2016, “Xperia Tips” is your personal assistant – attuning to your preferences, to provide relevant and timely on-screen advice to help you get the most from your Xperia L1. Xperia L1 launch date to be confirmed in South Africa.

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Saturday, 18 March 2017

@Gemalto and @IER_group Creates the Complete Self-service Airport Experience #Travellers #FlytoGate

Hi Guys,

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, and IER, a leading designer of solutions that improve the flow of goods and people, have teamed up to create Fly to Gate, an end-to-end self-service airport experience for travellers.

Airport travel is booming; in 2016, there were 3.8 billion passengers and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects this to double by 2035. This means that the industry and authorities will need to deploy automated solutions to optimize the flow of passengers while guaranteeing stringent security.

In Africa, the industry is also experiencing an unprecedented growth trajectory with the IATA reporting that the top ten fastest-growing markets in percentage terms will be in Africa with markets in Sierra Leone, Guinea, Central African Republic, Benin, Mali, Rwanda, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Madagascar. Each of these markets is expected to grow by more than 8% each year on average over the next 20 years, doubling in size each decade. The IATA further reports that by 2035, Africa will see an extra 192 million passengers a year for a total market of 303 million passengers (IATA)
@Gemalto and @IER_group Creates the Complete Self-service Airport Experience #Travellers
“The vibrant passenger growth underway in Africa is creating opportunities for airports to offer effective, automated solutions that manage these increased volumes securely and conveniently” explains Nkululeko Nxasana, Africa Sales Director for Government at Gemalto. “Gabon and Ghana are fine examples of some countries that are incorporating these principles into their border management strategies.”

Fly to Gate answers the growing need for a self-service experience that takes travellers smoothly from their home to the departure gate. A typical Fly to Gate departure solution gives the traveller the choice between mobile check-in or self-service kiosks and includes bag drop points, border control, security and boarding gates.

This innovative offer combining IER’s self-service equipment and services with Gemalto’s border management solutions opens a swift and secure biometric pathway through the airport.

Fly to Gate supports multimodal biometric verification including facial recognition, robust document verification and straightforward integration with immigration systems, enabling rigorous standards of security and outstanding operational efficiency for airports and airlines.

The solution offers complete flexibility to meet individual airport operator requirements, and the potential to make virtually all traveller handling processes automatic. By putting the passenger in control of their airport experience, Gemalto and IER’s joined-up approach reduces queueing, as well as the stress and strain associated with air travel. Airports and airlines also benefit from the enhanced customer experience, with travellers enjoying more free time in leisure and retail facilities.

Maxime Boulvain, CEO at IER said, “For airports and airlines alike, the opportunities created by strong growth in passenger numbers go hand in hand with the challenges of more stringent border and security checks. This new partnership between IER and Gemalto squares the circle, utilizing world-class automation techniques to improve customer satisfaction, implement consistent identity and document verification procedures, and maximize commercial revenues.”

Frédéric Trojani, Executive Vice President of Government at Gemalto said: “The appetite for automated, self-service travel experiences is already evident in the success of electronic travel authorization, online check-in and automated border eGates. “For the first time, Fly to Gate offers a chance to reap the full benefits of this trend, working with leading partners whose solutions have been proven in numerous deployments.”

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@UCookSA Supports Harvest of Hope @AbalimiHOH #Organic #FoodSecurity

Hi Guys, 

Online dinner kit delivery service UCOOK has a long-standing partnership with non-profit organisation Abalimi Bezekhaya, its preferred supplier of organic, quality produce. As of this month, UCOOK will be expanding on this partnership by contributing a portion of its gross profits to the organisation’s upskilling urban farming project, Harvest of Hope.

UCOOK’S permanent partnership with Abalimi Bezekhaya Harvest of Hope is set to re-invent the brand’s procurement strategy moving forward. The collaboration means UCOOK’S customers will receive an increasingly diverse array of organic vegetables, but the real value lies in the socio-economic impact of the affiliation.
@UCookSA Supports Harvest of Hope @AbalimiHOH #Organic #FoodSecurity
Abalimi is an urban agriculture and environmental action association that strives to create employment, as well as conserve and reinvigorate the natural environment.

The organisation trains and sponsors residents in disadvantaged Cape Town neighbourhoods by teaching them to grow sustainable organic vegetables in order to feed themselves, their communities and most recently to supply the food industry.

“We’ve been using Abalimi for the better part of a year now,” says Chief of Operations, Menno Brouwer. “We have been exceptionally impressed with the quality of produce that we’ve received.”

To date, UCOOK’s involvement in the Abalimi’s Harvest of Hope project has been strictly commercial, but as of March 2017, the business will be donating a sizeable portion of its gross profit to the NGO. The funds allocated will go into further developing Abalimi’s permaculture projects, increasing the variety of vegetables farmed, hiring new people and creating new gardens for the presently unemployed to care for and nurture.
@UCookSA Supports Harvest of Hope @AbalimiHOH #Organic #FoodSecurity
Co-founder of UCOOK, David Torr, believes it’s imperative that companies start giving back to the greater communities in which they exist. “Gone are the days of excess profiteering at the expense of others. The successful brands of tomorrow must open themselves up to this way of thinking, or risk being washed into obscurity by the wave of conscious consumers beginning to dominate the buying space at large.”

UCOOK is one of SA’s fastest growing e-food business. With nine new mouth-watering recipes to choose from each week and fresh, organic ingredients delivered to your door, evenings spent in the kitchen have never been easier or more inspiring.

To learn more, visit ucook.co.za and harvestofhope.org.za
 
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@Logitech Transforms #Presentations With #Spotlight: Highlight, Magnify and More

Hi Guys,

Logitech announced a complete reinvention of presentation control with the Logitech® Spotlight Presentation Remote. Unlike the traditional slide clicker or laser pointer of the past, Spotlight is designed to help you become a more confident presenter. Spotlight is an advanced tool that goes well beyond laser pointing, and enables you to highlight and magnify on-screen content in an engaging and powerful way so you can better underscore your point.

According to research conducted by Ipsos Marketing on behalf of Logitech in 2016 with more than 6,000 people in UK, Germany and France, 65% of Brits say presentation skills are extremely or very important to their job or studies, and with 26% presenting at least once a month, the “art of presenting” is more relevant than ever.

“Presentations are nerve-wracking,” said Marcel Stolk, senior vice president of Creativity and Productivity business group at Logitech. “For most, the main stumbling block is a lack of confidence – we just get nervous. Spotlight is easier to use and, most importantly, gives you new ways to engage your audience versus a laser pointer.”
@Logitech Transforms #Presentations With #Spotlight: Highlight, Magnify and More
Spotlight is a new standard in presentation control. It allows you to effortlessly navigate slides and interact with on-screen content from up to 100 feet away. With the advanced pointer system you can highlight and magnify points on your slide in pixel-perfect detail, so the audience stays engaged throughout your talk. Spotlight also has mouse-like cursor control to play videos and open links, and unlike a laser, the cursor and highlights are visible to both a live audience and those on a video conference.

Spotlight pairs with a powerful app so you can set the stage even before your presentation begins. In the app you can toggle pointer mode, set timed vibration alerts or activate more advanced functions like volume control with hand gestures. What’s more, the app will be updated with additional features over time, so you’ll always have access to the latest in presentation functionality with Spotlight.

“We know how important reliable technology is for helping speakers feel confident on stage,” said Lisa Choi Owens, head of global partnerships at TED. “Using technologies like Logitech Spotlight allows our speakers to focus on their talks, and deliver ideas worth spreading.”

Logitech Spotlight also connects instantly via USB receiver or Bluetooth® Smart technology. It is plug-and-play on most devices and compatible with all popular presentation apps. Plus, it features smart recharging – one minute of charge gives three hours of use – so you will never be caught off guard.

Logitech and TED plan to launch a worldwide search for aspiring communicators who will be invited to participate in an exclusive Spotlight Presentation Academy at the TED Theater in New York. Armed with a Spotlight presentation remote, attendees will have the opportunity to work with industry experts to enhance their presentation skills. Through this program, the two companies aim to inspire and support communities of presenters and idea-sharers worldwide. More details regarding the search will be announced in the coming weeks.

Logitech Spotlight Presentation Remote is available mid-April from Logitech and Apple. For more information about the product’s features and functionality, please visit Logitech.com.
 
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Come Cook with Deena Naidoo @CarnivalCitySA #FrysFamily @Deenamcsa @FrysFamily

Hi Guys, 

On the 11th of March, the Fry’s Family Food Co. put on the “Come cook with Deena Naidoo” event, combining great food, and information about healthy eating, for their loyal customers.

“Come Cook with Deena Naidoo, powered by the Fry Family Food Co.” took place at the Sibya Casino, making use of their outdoor boma. The weather more than played its part, and participants were treated to a beautiful morning of cooking demos, food, health talks and prizes - all courtesy of Fry’s.
Prawns & Tomato Salsa #TheLifesWay #PhotoYatra
Fry's Prawns & Tomato Salsa
A big focus at the event was health information; “Soy is often demonized with many believing that the phyto-oestrogens contained in soy can cause feminizing effects in men and lead to breast cancer in women; both being completely false. In fact soy protects against the effects of high oestrogen levels and also protects against breast and prostate cancer. There are huge health differences between GM and non-GM soy and it is clear that non-GM soy is in fact great for your health and actually protective against the very diseases it has been demonized for.” Says Dr Paul Palmer, a plant based nutritionist and chiropractor who gave the audience members an informative talk on The Myths about Soy.
Cape Malay Coconut Curry #TheLifesWay #PhotoYatra
Cape Malay Coconut Curry
Celebrity Chef Deena Naidoo – South Africa’s first Masterchef - captivated guests with his take on meal time classics using Fry’s products. Guests were then invited to come up and cook with him while learning culinary tips and tricks along the way. Deena produced three dishes: Prawns and Tomato Salsa, Cape Malay Coconut Curry Served With Charred Apricots and Tuna Style Snacks - which can all be found on the Fry’s website. www.fryfamillyfood.co.za

Over R7,000 in cash prizes were given out, and guests were treated to a buffet lunch ranging from mini bunny chows, Fry’s Chicken-Style Strip stir fry, gourmet burgers and more. “It was a lovely, enjoyable morning for us. The food was delicious and Deena was entertaining and informative. It was a really interactive event, I loved it! We were so well taken care of.” one of the guests, Mireesha Narsai from Kloof said.
Tuna-Style snacks #TheLifesWay #PhotoYatra
Tuna-Style snacks
With Ramayana period around the corner it just made sense for Fry’s to host an event like this; showcasing that when fasting, or reducing your meat intake, you can still make cooking fun and delicious. Fry’s also wanted to give back to our loyal customers and show our gratitude for the years of support.

The Fry Family Food Co., The Post, and Sun International are taking this event to Carnival City on the 25th of March where participants will be hosted by the hilarious Karou Charou.

Booking is essential and those interested can do so by emailing marketing@frygroup.co.za. T&C apply. Go check out this amazing workshop as I attended one two years back and it was the most wonderful and tasty experience.

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The Holistic Entrepreneur - A Book by Jodene Shaer @JodeneCoZA #TheHolisticEntrepreneur

Hi Guys, 

When it comes to books about entrepreneurship, immediately names like Branson come to mind and in self-help it’s probably Louise Hay. However what would you do with a book that’s less about both and more about growth? Jodene Shaer, The Holistic Entrepreneur focuses on the aspects of success that most business guides overlook. She teaches her formula to conscious business, developed over twenty years of entrepreneurship. The book shares her tools to focusing on self-worth over net worth, replacing business models with intuition and strategy with striving for happiness.

In her book The Holistic Entrepreneur Jodene Shaer explains “You have an idea, you have the skills you have everything you need for a happy and successful business life. So what's stopping you?” In this book you'll learn the simple steps that will enable you to balance the demands of an entrepreneurial business lifestyle, with the need to nurture the person at the centre of it all - You.
  • Your goal versus your purpose
  • Your business plan versus your happiness plan
  • Your financial worth versus your self-worth
The Holistic Entrepreneur - A Book by Jodene Shaer @JodeneCoZA
“I was captivated and inspired by the narration, which is an invitation to be brave and allow the universe to bring back what I put out there. Herein you leave a legacy… we are forever thankful…” “Whether or not you see yourself as an entrepreneur, there will be something for you in this untraditional self-help book. It's a sensitive and empathetic road map for self-discovery." Sam Cowen – Author, Radio Host and TV Personality

“The stacks of unfinished books around the office and at home seem to grow continuously, but this clever book has found its way – thoroughly enjoyed and reread – to the top of the pile.” Rick Alan - MC and Director, The ProduXion House

Jodene Shaer is an entrepreneur at heart and an author and speaker by passion. Through her online social presence, she openly demonstrates what a life of courage, consciousness and a sense of humour looks like. She is a dedicated entrepreneur, with a holistic approach to business, money and success, which has generated a significant social media following and established her as one of South Africa’s recognised influencers. Follow Jodene on Facebook and Twitter . Visit http://jodeneshaer.com/ for more info. She is also sharing her daily vBlog on her facebook page and inspires you to take on a small challenge everyday in your own lives.

The Holistic Entrepreneur is available to purchase on Amazon and will be sold in select stores across SA. I have been part of some of her social media engagements with several clients since last three years and always her events are well planned and perfectly executed.  I am looking forward to read and learn from this book and I wish all the very best to Jodene!
 
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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Space is Infinite And So Are #ColgateMagicalStories By #Children

Hi Guys,

Moon and Stars are the first attraction that I was fascinated towards in my childhood. Some stars used to bright more and some less, some used to create a pattern and some didn't. Sometimes some of them used to move around the same time which later I came to know as satellites sent to space by humans. But always the world of SPACE was filled with never ending questions and curiosity to know more and more.
#ColgateMagicalStories By #Children
My daughter too is fascinated by the Magical Space and various adventures that comes with these. Starting from the basics of planets and Milky Way Galaxy, she always has a lot of questions. We then go and find out all the answers to those queries on the internet as with each of her new question, I too learn new things. 
Space is Infinite And So Are #ColgateMagicalStories By #Children
Colgate has come up with three packs of "Magical Space Adventure" where it have given every buyer a unique experience to create more than 15 space characters from the packaging of toothpaste. The kids and adults alike can cut those pieces and create any story they are fascinated about. The story can be anything from mystical Alien Planet to Zero Gravity Space Walk to further magical world of dreams and fascinations.
#ColgateMagicalStories By #Children 2
My daughter is fascinated by the recent movies on space travel including The Martian so she was more inclined towards the space walking and floating in the spaceship. But before that her query was how we reach the stars and how much time it takes? She was thinking that it will be just like going to nearest burger joint or maximum to her grand mother's home and she can be back home in no time. Never she could think that it's a huge effort and lot of science that goes into getting to space.
Space is Infinite And So Are #ColgateMagicalStories By #Children
It took a while for her to understand that it's not like car travel and it will require a lot of patience to learn more about stars before we can actually be there. Still science has not solved all the queries which an adult mind has too. But in her own world and on her study table, she has decorated all the characters cut from the empty packs of Colgate. I know she will be fascinated by something else soon but from time to time, she will come back to flashing twinkling little stars again and again.

#ColgateMagicalStories By #Children 3
You too checkout these Magical Space Adventure packs and let your child weave their own story and create a magical life full of dreams. We never know when the inspirations from Kalpana Chawla or Sunita Williams can hit our child and they do aspire to reach for the sky too! Check out more - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=op995I4Rh7A
“I’m blogging my #ColgateMagicalstories at BlogAdda in association with Colgate.

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Sunday, 12 March 2017

@SonyXperiaZA XZ Premium Officially Named “Best New Smartphone" #MWC2017

Hi Guys,

The GSMA has announced that Xperia XZ Premium is the “Best New Smartphone or Connected Mobile Device at MWC 2017” at the annual Global Mobile Awards (Glomo Awards).

The Glomo Award is the latest of 30 accolades (and counting) received while attending Mobile World Congress 2017 for Sony Mobile's innovation flagship, with media recognition including: GSM Arena's "Best New Mobile Handset", UK Blog Awards "Best Innovation", Tech Radar's "Reader's Choice" & "Best Smartphone" and Wired's "Coolest of MWC".

"Xperia XZ Premium is our most technologically capable smartphone ever" said Hiroki Totoki, President and CEO at Sony Mobile Communications. "We're honoured by this recognition - Xperia XZ Premium has received endorsement from operator partners, media, consumers and industry peers alike, which is testament to our relentless pursuit of innovation, to deliver great products and experiences for consumers."
@SonyXperiaZA XZ Premium Officially Named “Best New Smartphone #MWC2017
“Our congratulations to all of the winners and nominees of the GSMA’s Glomo Awards at Mobile World Congress this week," said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. "The Glomo Awards truly showcase those companies and individuals that are driving innovation in the rapidly evolving mobile industry. We thank all of our entrants, judges, sponsors and partners for supporting the 2017 Glomo Awards.”

Xperia XZ Premium features Sony’s new Motion Eye™ camera system to enable advanced features and excellence in picture quality, as well as the world’s first 4K HDR display in a smartphone (5.5”). Motion Eye is capable of 960fps Super slow motion video capture and playback, which is four times slower than any other smartphone.

Xperia XZ Premium rolls out globally from late Spring 2017 - available in Luminous Chrome and Deepsea Black.
 
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New @LogitechG Pro Mechanical Gaming #Keyboard Designed With Top #eSports Players

Hi Guys,

Logitech G, a Logitech brand, introduced the global launch of the Logitech® G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. Designed in collaboration with top eSports athletes, the Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is a high performance, tenkeyless mechanical gaming keyboard that is purpose-built for professional competition. The keyboard features Logitech’s exclusive Romer-G™ mechanical switches, offering 25 percent faster actuation than standard mechanical keyboards, all in a switch design that delivers quiet performance. It also features a detachable cable system, making it easy to transport with customisable RGB lighting and on-board memory.

“eSports athletes are extremely picky and demanding, and we love it," said Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of Logitech G. "We give them access to our prototype designs early and often, and let them rip 'em apart. The result is the Pro Gaming Keyboard with ultra-fast switches, durable construction, and a tenkeyless design that's easy to transport. If you play to win, this is your keyboard.”

"This is a great keyboard because it's small, durable, and tenkeyless. This allows me to have more space on my table," said renowned international gamer C9’s Jake “Stewie2K” Yip. “The Romer-G switches are nice and quiet, and they're super comfortable to type on.”
New @LogitechG Pro Mechanical Gaming #Keyboard Designed With Top eSports Players
Romer-G Key Switches
Logitech’s exclusive Romer-G mechanical switches are purpose-built for pro-grade performance, responsiveness and durability offering precision and speed. With a short-throw actuation point of 1.5 mm, Romer-G switches register key presses up to 25 percent faster than standard mechanical switches and are designed for performance.

Compact, Durable Design
The Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard features a compact tenkeyless design, making it easy to pack for tournament travel and freeing up table space for low-sensitivity mouse movement. The keyboard is reinforced with a steel back plate, adding stability and rigidity for gameplay.
New @LogitechG Pro Mechanical Gaming #Keyboard Designed With Top eSports Players
Detachable Cable System
A detachable Micro-USB connector ensures that the cable won’t break at the connection point when bouncing around in a bag and transported between events. The three-pronged design features support arms for an easy, reliable data connection.

Customisable RGB Lighting
Using optional Logitech Gaming Software (LGS), players can select and personalise each individual key light from more than 16.8 million colours, and save a lighting pattern to onboard memory so it’s available for use in competition.

Pricing and Availability
The Logitech G Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is expected to be available at global retailers beginning in March 2017 for a suggested retail price of R3499.00. For more information please visit website, blog or connect with them on Facebook. Local South African release will be announced later in 2017. Find Logitech G at www.gaming.logitech.com, the company blog or @LogitechG.
 
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Saturday, 11 March 2017

Winning #Braaibroodjie A Taste Sensation #Food #CampWorld Challenge

Hi Guys,

The first Campworld Braaibroodjie Challenge recently drew to a munchtastic conclusion at the Beeld Holiday Show on Saturday 25th February. A panel of judges deliberated over the tastiest toasties in town, and the top twelve braaibroodjie finalists had their creations showcased at the Campworld Braaibroodjie Finals. Participants created their most scrumptious Braaibroodjie recipes at regional Campworld dealers during October and November last year.

Well-known local Chefs Alison Kiewit and Hanno van Eeden from Diep in de Berg in Pretoria were tasked with recreating the 12 braaibroodjie finalists’ recipes, and the panel of judges had a tough job selecting the winners. When it came to the crunch, Jan Brits from Limpopo Caravans and Outdoor Centre walked away with the first prize of a R5 000 Campworld voucher, Tracy Graham from Sunseeker Alberton won the second prize of a R2 500 Campworld voucher, and Andre Greyling from Campworld Nelspruit walked away with his third place prize of a R1 000 voucher. Three cheers to a successful lip-smacking competition!
Winning #Braaibroodjie A Taste Sensation #Food #CampWorld Challenge
Winning Recipe – Jan Brits from LIMPOPO CARAVAN AND OUTDOOR CENTRE
Ingredients:
  • 1 Strip of bacon diced
  • 1 Medium onion
  • 1 Small red pepper
  • 2 Chilli – without the seeds
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Small pack mushrooms - chopped
  • 4 Small gherkins - cut in slices
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • Lemon pepper to taste
  • Olive oil to cover bottom of frying pan
  • 2 Tbsp mushroom sauce
  • 1 Tbsp onion marmalade
  • 1 Disc Feta cheese
  • 6 Olives cut into slices
Method:
  1. Fry onions and mushrooms together
  2. Add the bacon and fry
  3. Add green pepper, honey, Worcestershire Sauce, lemon pepper and onion marmalade together till well done
  4. Place mushroom sauce on bread
  5. Put bacon on top with gherkins, feta cheese and olives
  6. Remember to put a little olive oil on the bread before toasted, till well done.
 For further information and Campworld dealer locations and further information, visit the website - www.campworld.co.za and join the conversation on https://www.facebook.com/campworldSA?ref=br_tf and https://www.instagram.com/campworld_za/.

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#PlayMakers Graduate in Diepsloot Safe-Hub @TsogoSun @MonteCasinoZA #MakeYourPlay

Hi Guys,

The Diepsloot Safe-Hub, which recently celebrated its first year of successful operation for learners in the community, has also seen the graduation of its first intake of 11 PlayMakers in a one-year Sports Administration learnership and leadership and has launched the second intake.

The Diepsloot Safe-Hub is giving more than 2 000 local youngsters from grades R to matric regular access to a safe environment for facilitated sports, arts, life skills lessons, personal development, accredited training courses – and the opportunity for a better future. The PlayMakers are young people between the ages of 18 and 27 from Diepsloot who work at the Safe-Hub with the children in the various activities, implementing the EduFootball programme with the participants, and gaining valuable work experience and training to become more employable. They are committed to changing their communities and being positive role models to children and youth. Throughout the accredited NQF level 4 in Sports Administration learnership, they also go through personal development training to help them successfully transfer into future employment, education or training.
Group of 2017 Safe-Hub PlayMakers ,2016 PlayMaker Graduate (now Programme Officer) Elizabeth Mabusela and Glenn Joseph Montecasino MD
Group of 2017 Safe-Hub PlayMakers ,2016 PlayMaker Graduate (now Programme Officer) Elizabeth Mabusela and Glenn Joseph Montecasino MD
The Diepsloot Safe-Hub was funded and built by AMANDLA EduFootball in collaboration with the Oliver Kahn Foundation and Tsogo Sun’s Montecasino entertainment destination, as part of its CSI activities. The on-going programme is delivered by AMANDLA through a funding partnership with Montecasino at an investment of more than R4 million over three years.

The 11 PlayMakers who graduated from the learnership in December also completed other accredited qualifications that include First Aid Level 1, a SAFA Referee course, SAFA Coaching D licence, basic computer literacy, as well as AMANDLA #MakeYourPlay workshops that cover facilitation, conflict resolution, relationship building, goal setting, professional communication, sexual harassment, and financial management.

Elizabeth Mpolokeng Mabusela, aged 20, graduated as a PlayMaker last year and has been appointed as a Programme Officer at the Safe-Hub. She says that being part of AMANDLA EduFootball as a PlayMaker was a great experience because “we got the opportunity to change the community and to change ourselves as individuals.” She adds that the PlayMaker learnership year was not easy, but it was exciting and the team worked well together and learned a lot. “I found out that hard work pays off and it reminded me of my Mother’s words. She said, ‘The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams and work hard for them’.”

Says Nomawethu Sokoyi, line manager of PlayMakers, “Our PlayMakers have worked hard at implementing our programmes at Diepsloot and have positively impacted the young participants’ lives. They have had the opportunity to practically apply their learnings in a professionally managed workplace on a daily basis – and their professional conduct has visibly improved throughout the year, which was assessed through quarterly reviews by line management.”

By the time they graduated, most of the PlayMakers had already secured opportunities for further education and employment in various areas, including in Sports Management at the University of Johannesburg, Virgin Active Fitness Instructor, grassroots soccer facilitators, retail shop assistant, and a Safe-Hub Programme Officer.

Adds Glenn Joseph, GM of Montecasino, “Over the course of the year, through our interactions with the Safe-Hub, it has been wonderful to see the PlayMakers building strong and caring relationships with the young learners who attend the Safe-Hub programmes. We are committed to investing in Diepsloot through our CSI programmes as it’s on our doorstep and home to many of our staff members, and we are proud of the success of the Safe-Hub in its first year of operation.”

Joseph congratulated the PlayMakers on successfully completing the course in 2016. “You have done all of us proud and you will always be strong brand ambassadors of the Safe-Hub and role model the values you have learned within your community. As the first intake of Diepsloot Safe-Hub PlayMakers you have set an excellent benchmark for those who will follow you this year and in the years to come.” Joseph wished them the best of luck in their future endeavours and wished the new intake of PlayMakers a great year of growth, development, and enjoyment.

The 2017 Diepsloot PlayMakers learnership launched on 13 February with 13 learners (eight girls and five boys).

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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