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2018 JCI SADC Regional Leadership Academy

first_imgJohannesburg, 28 February 2018 – Brand South Africa has once again collaborated with the JCI African Academy to host the SADC Regional Leadership Conference which is targeted at young leaders who are creating positive changes in their communities.Annually, the conference unites at least 1000 young active citizen from more than 50 partner countries to participate in inspirational sessions, impactful workshops, official General Assembly meetings and fun-filled events to share best practices, exchange ideas and determine the future of the dynamic organisation. “Youth are an integral part in creating pathways for accelerated socio-economic development for our nation and our continent. As a big part of the population, young people are at the heart of our future, and it is for this reason, that we at Brand South Africa have partnered with the JCI African Academy to harness effective youth development practices. This platform affords us the opportunity to engage with the youth on how they can partake in social cohesion and active citizenship activities because we are confident that Africa’s destiny lies in the hands of our youth,” said Brand South Africa’s CEO Dr Kingsley Makhubela.  Brand South Africa invites media to join us for 2018 JCI SADC Regional Leadership Academy Date             :                  Thursday 01 – Saturday 03 March 2018 Time            :                  09h00 – 16h00 Venue          :                  Dynasty Hotel (19 Westbrooke Dr, Sandown, Johannesburg) RSVPs           :                  Tsabeng Nthite on tsabengn@brandsouthafrica.com                                      Mobile: 076 371 6810 Issued by Brand South AfricaHoughtonJohannesburglast_img read more

Tax incentive for companies to save energy

first_img4 December 2013The Department of Energy is introducing a tax incentive for South African companies that make measurable savings in their energy consumption.Briefing journalists in Johannesburg on Wednesday, the department’s director-general, Nelisiwe Magubane, announced the promulgation of regulations which will allow Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, in consultation with the ministers of energy and trade and industry, to publish the tax incentive.The incentive will contribute to energy efficiency and the reduction of South Africa’s greenhouse gas emissions, Magubane said.He said the regulations would be published soon, and urged businesses to scale up their energy efficiency improvement measures so as to take advantage of the incentive.“We’re not saying to companies, reduce your energy use by simply switching off machines. We are saying, run your machines in an energy saving way.”Registration with SanediTo benefit from the incentive, companies will have to register with the South African National Energy Development Institute (Sanedi), which will administer the technical component of the incentive.Cecil Marden, chief director at the National Treasury, said the incentive would work “on the basis of quantifiable energy that you have saved expressed as kwh kilowatt hours, and for each kwh that you have saved, you will get a 45 cent tax relief.”On the projected cost of the incentive to the national fiscus, Marden said: “That is difficult to estimate right now … We will rely on Sanedi, which will collate data upfront. Once we have data from Sanedi, we will be able to quantify that.”Marden said South Africa was “a fairly energy-intensive country, and over the years some effort has been made and energy efficiency is improving. We’ve made a commitment as Treasury to support the Department of Energy to deal with energy efficiency.”The department, the Treasury, Sanedi and the South African Revenue Service will conduct workshops from January to March 2014 to help businesses understand the incentive and the registration process. Information will also be made available on www.sanedi.org.za.Private Sector Energy Efficiency ProjectThe department, together with the National Business Initiative, also launched the Private Sector Energy Efficiency Project on Wednesday.The initiative will help companies – both commercial and industrial, large and small – to identify energy savings measures, and has received financial support from the British government.This augured well for the implantation of the new tax incentive, Magubane said, adding that the government’s National Energy Efficiency Strategy set a national target of reducing South Africa’s energy intensity by 12% by 2015. The strategy had recently been reviewed and was ready to be submitted for Cabinet approval, he noted.National Business Initiative CEO Joanne Yawitch said the Private Sector Energy Efficiency Project aimed to work “with about 60 large companies and just over 1 000 medium-sized companies to support the awareness and uptake of best practice in energy management and energy efficiency”.Yawitch said the initiative would offer remote advice for small businesses, technical face-to-face support for medium-sized companies, and longer-term support of energy management and strategy for large companies.Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

My 8th Commandment: Never Let the Client…

first_imgThere is no greater peril to a green builder/remodeler (or any builder/remodeler, for that matter) than a client who insists on having you do something outside your comfort zone. Clients ask us to do some crazy and some not-so-crazy things for any number of reasons, but trust me: As often as not, these requests are trains at the end of the tunnel, not light!Usually, these requests are just that—a request. The client saw something on TV or the Internet, and believes it makes sense for his home. He may just like the way it looks, he may believe in the advertised performance aspects of the item in question, or perhaps he had it in his last home or knows someone else who tried it and swears by it.But other times these requests are more than requests. Occasionally, the client will be adamant and insist the idea in question is a deal-breaker. That is, you do what he requests or the project is canceled and he will find someone else to do the work. Other times, his desires may be wrapped in a little subterfuge. You may also be cajoled by friendly persuasion. Or worse yet, the client may go around your back and try to wheel and deal directly with the architect, trade partner, or your superintendent to get his way.Regardless of the client’s motives or methodology, you have the responsibility to draw the line in the sand and protect yourself, your company, your family, and ultimately your client from making a decision you cannot stand behind. The key is not letting it become a zero-sum game. If you capitulate and design, buy, build, craft, install, finish, or try warranting something you haven’t done your homework on, it will come back to haunt you.This is not to say our company has not received some great ideas over the years from clients who have helped us push beyond our capabilities and work outside our comfort zone. We have before, and hopefully will get the opportunity again with each new client. The difference maker is we do our research and follow our gut instincts ahead of time. Key word here is “we.” That’s right, when asked to do something outside our processes or standard specs, we get others involved to help do the research and make the right choice. Those team members that help ensure the correct decision is made include some combination of architect, supplier, installer, superintendent, or anybody else who can help us troubleshoot the potential pitfalls.No Lone Ranger is making the call himself in these situations. A team decision helps prevent us from doing something we do not believe is right for the client, his home, and our companies. That’s my 8th Commandment for you: Never let the client dictate the scope of work outside your comfort zone.last_img read more

Army rescue 350 stranded tourists, locals at Zojila Pass on Srinagar-Kargil-Leh highway

first_imgAbout 350 tourists and locals, stranded at the Zojila pass due to heavy snowfall, have been rescued by army personnel, officials said on Friday. Visitors to the area got stuck as regions around the pass such as Sonamarg, Baltal and Nilgrar received heavy snowfall since Thursday which also led to traffic jams at many places, they said. “About 300-350 people, including women and children, were stranded at heights above 11,000 feet where temperature hovers around minus 7 degrees. A number of trucks and other vehicles got stuck in traffic.” “In coordination with the civil administration, army rescue columns moved in vehicles promptly to rescue the stranded civilians from the Zojila Pass,” a senior army official said. The army personnel also provided medical assistance, hot food and blankets to the affected people. The police and GREF (general reserve engineer force) took up the task of clearing the traffic and snow respectively, they said. Zojila pass is situated at an altitude of 11,578 feet on the Srinagar-Kargil-Leh National Highway.last_img read more

Kyler Murray Getting Blasted By Fans After Tweet

first_imgKyle Murray walks off the field.NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 01: Quarterback Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners walks off the field after the game against the Florida Atlantic Owls at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Owls 63-14. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Kyler Murray, a former five-star quarterback recruit, is no longer part of Texas A&M’s football program after announcing his decision to transfer from the school Thursday afternoon. Apparently, fans aren’t thrilled with how it all played out.After the news initially broke, Murray took to Twitter to offer a statement on the matter. The responses he received probably weren’t what he was looking for. pic.twitter.com/9scALpH2Hf— Kyler Murray (@TheKylerMurray) December 18, 2015@TheKylerMurraypic.twitter.com/TVWiOLZsRV— Don (@DBlairIII) December 18, 2015@TheKylerMurray Who wrote that for you? Hope that door didn’t hurt your precious behind on your way out. Don’t need quitters.— Justin Corn (@aggie4231) December 18, 2015@TheKylerMurray ?? You deserted the guys in the locker room. That said good luck and try to avoid SEC linebackers in the future— george martin (@exracer16) December 18, 2015@TheKylerMurray No matter what, you will always be known as a quitter. Tough wrap to lose.— Beerandon (@austinag04) December 18, 2015@TheKylerMurray pic.twitter.com/uFzpqk6Wsn— Chris Williams (@JChrisWilliams) December 18, 2015@TheKylerMurray this is a byproduct of a kid who seeks instant gratification.— Billie Benton (@Picklesoutdoors) December 18, 2015@TheKylerMurray Kyler Murray skips leg day pic.twitter.com/Mim2bxw8IO— Zach Coates (@CoatesZa) December 18, 2015@TheKylerMurray pic.twitter.com/FvSUFVw49e— Andrew Olson (@Pastygangsta98) December 18, 2015.@TheKylerMurray pic.twitter.com/kl73cbP3s4— Hayden Hyde (@HaydenHydeNFL) December 18, 2015@TheKylerMurray pic.twitter.com/2iztMUu3Xl— Mirk Fouglas (@JRKoeijmans) December 18, 2015@TheKylerMurray @air14football what a disgrace to this university. Remember that quitting will be in the back of every scouts head.— Bradley King (@BradleyKingTX) December 18, 2015@TheKylerMurray They aren’t and weren’t your guys.— Donna Mencacci (@DonnaMencacci) December 18, 2015@TheKylerMurray bad decision bro. You will see in 4 years when your working for your dad…— Jeremy A (@jeremyalderete) December 18, 2015@TheKylerMurray Quitter. Quit on TWO Aggie teams. A&M has done so much for your family too. Unreal the lack of respect and maturity— SEC_Aggie (@jcbenedict) December 18, 2015@TheKylerMurray you really don’t have 1/1000 of the fans you and daddy think you have. Keep living the Allen HS dream. You’re soft AF.— Englebert Humperdink (@aggiewop) December 18, 2015@TheKylerMurray pic.twitter.com/jIOalQSC12— Brian Crow (@bkcrow) December 18, 2015@TheKylerMurray @Andy_Staples little midget diva. Go play baseball.— no win no cry (@1neatobendito) December 18, 2015It remains to be seen where Murray is headed next – and which sport he’ll play.last_img read more

Video: A Charged Up Carmelo Anthony Screams DJ Khaled Quotes At His TV After Syracuse’s Dramatic Win

first_imgcarmelo anthony warms up during a game against the lakersLOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 20: Carmelo Anthony #7 of the Houston Rockets warms up before the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on October 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Many didn’t believe Syracuse should even be included in this year’s NCAA Tournament. All the Orange have done since receiving that fateful bid is run through the bottom of the Midwest Region, knocking off a very game Gonzaga squad in last night’s Sweet 16 to set up a date with ACC rival Virginia for a chance at the Final Four.If SU somehow crashes the party as a 10-seed, expect to see plenty of the program’s alumni supporting the program. The most famous—2003 national champion Carmelo Anthony—was incredibly fired up after watching Tyler Lydon end Gonzaga’s night with his huge block. His wife, Lala, recorded him screaming DJ Khaled quotes at the TV.  Anthony wasn’t the only former Orange forward with a big reaction to the finish. Terrance Roberts, who played at SU from 2003-2007, had a more NSFW take on Lydon’s big play. LETS G !!!!!!!!! @Tyler_Lydon14 pic.twitter.com/QDqecgRG3S— Terrence Roberts (@TjR_16) March 26, 2016Combining Syracuse’s low seed, last year’s self-imposed tournament ban and Jim Boeheim’s suspension this season, and the continued assertion by some that this SU team is not deserving, expect Syracuse fans to bunker down even more, especially if the team knocks off Virginia on Sunday.More: Vote In Our “Most Annoying People In Sports Media” Bracket >>>last_img read more

3-Star DE Lashawn Paulino-Bell Drops Top 10 Via Twitter

first_imgThree-star defensive end Lashawn Paulino-Bell, a class of 2017 prospect, has narrowed his list of potential collegiate programs down to 10. Paulino-Bell, who has offers from dozens of schools, has an interesting mix in his group. Paulino is looking at Notre Dame, Kentucky, Georgia, Cal, Illinois, Indiana, Colorado, Michigan State, Mississippi State and UNC.He noted that his recruitment is still open, and that his list is not in any kind of order. He thanked everyone who’s helped him along the way too.I Want To Thank All The People Who Was There For Me On This .Edit Credit – @Hayesfawcett3 pic.twitter.com/m7UOzVASjM— T.Ⓜ️oney (@Legendary__8) June 7, 2016Paulino-Bell hails from Pompano Beach, Florida. He’s the 43rd-best defensive end in the country, per 247 Sports.last_img read more

UK service provider Sky is reportedly planning to

first_imgUK service provider Sky is reportedly planning to launch a next-generation set-top box in the spring that will support ultra high-definition, 4K content.According to a Telegraph report, the box has been developed as part of a major overhaul of Sky’s TV technology, with cloud programme storage and multiscreen viewing on smartphones and tablets to also be supported.News first emerged last year claiming that Sky had set up an internal unit to work on the new set-top box initiative, dubbed ‘Project Ethan’, which included plans to move recorded programmes from customers’ DVR hard-drives to a central data centre.The new Telegraph report claims that while Sky had initially planned to launch the new set-top box last year, it is now due to introduce the update in spring alongside a major marketing push, in a bid to fend off pay TV and broadband competition from BT.A Sky spokesperson told DTVE: “Innovation is at the very heart of Sky’s business. We have a proven track record of leadership in the industry as we continually strive to find new ways to enhance the customer experience”.last_img read more

UPDATE The Tuscaloosa County Sheriffs Office say

first_imgUPDATE: The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office says they have Reginald Dewayne Dixon, 45, in custody and facing attempted murder charges.The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a 35-year-old man was shot Sunday morning.Authorities said it happened in the 2900 block of 19th Street, near Westlawn Middle School.Witnesses said the victim and the suspect, identified as Reginald Dewayne Dixon, 45, were arguing over a woman when the suspect pulled out a gun. He threatened to kill the victim before he fired one round, hitting the victim in the hip. The injury does not appear to be life-threatening, police said.Dixon has been charged with attempted murder, and there’s a warrant out for his arrest.last_img read more

Airbus says improper settings played role in Mali helicopter crash

first_imgEuropean aircraft manufacturer Airbus said Wednesday that an investigation had found improper settings to have been one factor behind the deadly 2017 crash of a German military helicopter in a UN operation in Mali. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Two German UN peacekeepers were killed in July 2017 when their Tiger helicopter crashed as they were monitoring fighting in northern Mali.UN sources in the area quickly ruled out it was shot down, and the German Army has since been looking into the reasons for the crash.”This investigation, carried out by the Bundeswehr with the support of Airbus Helicopters, has ruled out any design issue with the Tiger helicopter,” Airbus said in a statement.”Airbus Helicopters has taken note that an improper setting of the helicopter controls was identified by the investigation as one of the factors in the chain of events which have led to this catastrophic outcome,” it added.Airbus said precautionary measures have been implemented to prevent any reoccurrence.Due to pending proceedings in the case, Airbus said it would refrain from any further comment. © 2018 AFP Germany has supplied helicopters to the UN force in Mali, MINUSMA,center_img Citation: Airbus says improper settings played role in Mali helicopter crash (2018, December 12) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-12-airbus-improper-role-mali-helicopter.html Explore further Airbus says Q3 net profit more than triples to 957 mn euroslast_img read more