German company supports Treasure Beach 5K

first_imgWESTERN BUREAU:Chief organiser for the Women with a Purpose third annual 5K Treasure Hunt Run/Walk, Janette Kaloo, expressed delight that German bra manufacturers Anita have come on board as title sponsors for the October 15 event.Ms Kaloo says she is excited about the development, adding that Anita’s association will bring tremendous benefits to the event, which seeks to bring awareness to breast cancer victims and former victims who have beaten the odds and have managed to survive.The group is seeking to raise approximately $3 million from this year’s event, which will go towards their outreach services.”Anita joining is great for the event. They are a worldwide brand. They even have a line of bra for women who have had a mastectomy. This could not be any more significant,” Kaloo noted.Speaking at the event’s recent press launch at the Sunset Resort and Villas, Kaloo said indications are that this year’s staging will attract close to 1,000 participants to easily eclipse combined participation in the first two years.BIGGEST YEAR”We are already beginning to see registration numbers that suggest this year will be our biggest yet. I think the message is starting to get out there and people are now warming to the idea,” Kaloo said.Herself a cancer survivor, Kaloo serves as vice-president of the Treasure Beach Women’s Group (TBWG).”October is celebrated as Cancer Awareness Month, so we specifically choose this month for the race, which is dedicated to these women and their families who have suffered through the various stages of this deadly disease,” she stated.Joy Haizen, the Anita international representative, spoke of her company’s involvement, adding that it was for a worthy cause. Anita will provide female participants with free sports bra for the event.Jassette Bromfield is the defending male champion, having won the title in back-to-back years. He ran a time of 22:13 minutes last year with Kirk Roach second (22:55) and Larry Devimy third in 25:24 minutes.It is expected that Bromfield and last year’s female champion, Sarah Wiese, will return to defend their titles.The race is set to start at 7 a.m., with an after-race party at 6:30 p.m. in the evening.Sponsors include Sunset Resort and Villa, Anita International, Jakes Treasure Beach, Rainbow Tree Villa, Music 99 FM, Power 106 FM, GraceKennedy, Treasure Tours, BOJ-TV, the Treasure Beach Women’s Group, WATA, Yoplait, Nature Valley, Treasure Beach Hotel, CA Parchment and Sons and 2 Seasons Guest House.last_img read more

Bilic reluctant to discuss crowd trouble after ‘unbeatable’ win

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesWest Ham boss Slaven Bilic was reluctant to discuss the crowd disturbances which marred his side’s EFL Cup win against Chelsea.The Hammers secured a quarter-final place with a 2-1 victory at the London Stadium, where rival fans clashed towards the end of the match.Bilic condemned the disorder but insisted the focus should be on his team’s performance.“I think this game deserves to be talked about a little bit more,” he said.“It was a London derby, 2-1 to us, great goals – we should be spending at least three-quarters of this (press conference) talking about this.“Ask me about the game, not something I have nothing to say about.”Embed from Getty ImagesPressed for his reaction to the crowd trouble, Bilic said: “I can only say that I noticed it and of course it was there, but I was concentrating on the game.“I don’t know what happened, but whatever happened we are totally against it as a club. For these kind of things to happen is unacceptable.”Goals from Cheikhou Kouyate and Edimilson Fernandes put West Ham in control before Gary Cahill pulled a goal back for Chelsea with seconds remaining.Kouyate headed home on 11 minutes and Fernandes’ first goal for the east London club doubled their lead early in the second half.Embed from Getty Images“It was a great game. To win like that at home in the cup against Chelsea is unbeatable,” Bilic said.“It’s a great night for us. It was a great game of football; a night game, in a packed stadium, a London derby against a team in great form.“To put in that kind of performance is really important for us, not only for this competition but in general to gain more confidence as a team.“Of course to beat Chelsea you have to be on top of your game and we were. I think we deserved to be more up after the first half, even though they started better than us before the first goal“Then there was a crucial period when we scored the second goal and defended well and kept the ball well.“The execution of the plan from the players was excellent. Otherwise, you can’t beat such a quality side.”Click here for the latest Chelsea transfer gossip See also:West Ham send Chelsea out of the EFL CupConte positive despite Chelsea defeatWest Ham v Chelsea player ratingsChelsea boss Conte praises Chalobah and Aina Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

New Benz to boost auto exports

first_img18 September 2007DaimlerChrysler South Africa (DCSA) has spent approximately R2-billion upgrading its manufacturing plant in East London, which now produces both right- and left-hand drive versions of the latest Mercedes Benz C-Class car for domestic and export markets.The decision demonstrates the confidence that the German-based automaker has in its local unit, which had also been producing right-hand drive versions of the previous C-Class model, for both local sales and for exports to countries like England, Australia and Japan.For the first time, DCSA will manufacture left-hand drive versions of the new C-Class model, dubbed internally as the W204, for export to the United States. East London is one of only three plants globally manufacturing the new C-Class, the other two being Sindelfingen and Bremen in Germany.Speaking at the launch last week, President Thabo Mbeki commended DaimlerChrysler for their investment, which would ensure that the port city became a major manufacturing node.Mbeki said the government was aware of the motor industry’s contribution to the South African economy – currently about 7.5% of gross domestic product (GDP).“Our government has formally taken the decision that in terms of our industrial policy, we must encourage and support the automobile sector as one of the leaders in our process of radical expansion of our manufacturing sector,” he said.New technologiesHighly specialised robots, controlled and monitored by computers, were installed in DCSA’s new plant for laser welding and brazing, high-strength steel welding and structural gluing, while a revamped production line allows for quick and efficient operations.According to DCSA, several of the company’s just-in-time and just-in-sequence suppliers are based in the nearby East London Industrial Development Zone and are linked with the manufacturing plant by a small train.Since the last W203 C-Class car rolled of the production line at the end of February, the electro-coat and primer ovens in the paint shop have been upgraded and a completely new assembly line has been installed.Re-training workersWith some 70% of the welding processes now being carried out by the 230 robots in the bodyshop, existing employees had to be retrained to manage and maintain the robots.DCSA adds that virtually all of its 1 600 employees working on the new C-Class were trained in new skills to support the flexibility concept, which allows for the movement and redeployment of employees capable of building all the options available for the new car.Work at the plant is being carried out in eight-hour shifts, though DCSA chairperson Hansgeorg Niefer states that a good relationship with the relevant trade union gives them more flexibility to extend working hours or add additional shifts should there be a higher demand for the new vehicles.“We have a flexibility agreement in place with the union which will help absorb market fluctuations,” he said. “This type of understanding with Numsa [the National Union of Metalworkers of SA] and our local shop stewards is testimony to the high level of maturity in our relationship with the union.”Commenting on the quality of the luxury car, Mbeki said its class and elegance sent out a message that South Africans were capable of making products of the highest quality.Niefer added the new vehicle was the most technologically advanced product that the company had built at its East London plant.“It is our ticket to the future that has been bought and paid for by many,” he said. “We know that South Africa will reap the rewards of economic growth, skills and technology transfer, supplier development, black economic empowerment, job growth and global respect.”SAinfo reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Thanks to Pixelpipe, Every Mobile Status Update Can Now Be Geotagged

first_imgTags:#news#web frederic lardinois A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… For services that already offer support for geotagged information, including FriendFeed, for example, Pixelpipe will just use those services’ native APIs to pass the information along. Pixelpipe already offered this feature when users uploaded geotagged media files, but now, the service will also enable this function for text-based status updates.We know that Twitter will soon enable its geolocation API, which will hopefully enable a whole range of new services, so for Twitter users, this is really just a stop-gap measure and there are already a few other services out there that offer similar features for Twitter. For now, however, if you want to send text-based status updates to multiple services, this is the most convenient way to include geolocation information with your status updates. Pixelpipe, an increasingly popular service that allows its users to easily post text-based status updates and media files to multiple social media sites, just released a large update of its mobile clients. Thanks to this, users can now attach geolocation information to status updates they send from Pixelpipe to over 30 services. Today, Pixelpipe will release this feature in new versions of its Android apps and then integrate this feature in the next iteration of its Nokia and iPhone apps as well. Now, when you send an update from Pixelpipe, you simply enable the “Geo On” button and Pixelpipe will include a link to a custom pi.pe page with a map that shows your location. Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more