DD Fitness: Paddy’s Day drinks

first_imgHappy St Patricks day everyone.Everything and everywhere is going green to honour the patron Saint of Ireland and today’s article is doing the same.I am giving you three green-themed drinks that you can use and they all taste great. These are all non-alcoholic as most of you will be having enough of that over the next few days.Have a great day and don’t over-do the festivities!ST PATRICK’S DAY SMOOTHIEServes 1INGREDIENTS 1 Kiwi, peeled1 Avocado, flesh only1 tbsp Pumpkin Seeds25g Spinach200ml Almond Milk 2-3 Ice CubesMETHODPlace all the ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until smooth.Serve and enjoy.GREENS ‘WAKE UP’ BREAKFAST SMOOTHIEServes 1 INGREDIENTS100ml Coconut Water1 shot Espresso2 handfuls of Spinach½ Lemon½ Avocado1 tsp Flax Seeds1 scoop Protein Powder2-3 ice cubesMETHODPlace all the ingredients into highpowered blender & blend until smooth.Serve immediately and enjoy.CUCUMBER, ORANGE & MINT SMOOTHIEServes 1INGREDIENTS1 small Apple, roughlychopped½ Cucumber, roughlychopped1 Orange, flesh onlyfew Mint Leaves100ml Water2-3 Ice CubesMETHODPlace all the ingredients in a blender &blend until smooth.Serve immediately and enjoy.There you have it.3 green drinks where you can get your vitamins and minerals in, in a delicious smoothie.This is especially good for people who struggle to eat fruit and veg.Give them a go and let me know what you think of them.#leanin2019If you would like more recipes like these, we give our members weekly recipes in our LEAN IN 2019 program.We had numerous members lose over three stone in the past few years and they now know how to keep it off.Our next program starts on April 1st and you can sign up now through the link below.https://www.rushefitness.ie/class/lean-in-2019-gym-plan/DD Fitness: Paddy’s Day drinks was last modified: March 16th, 2019 by Emmet RusheShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:dd fitnessemmet rushelast_img read more

E Cape: big sky, big fish, Big Five!

first_img5 May 2003The Eastern Cape’s tourism sector is pitching to align its Big Five game reserves with the popular Cape Town and Garden Route international tourist destinations.The Eastern Cape, still the poorest part of South Africa, has experienced massive growth in the tourism sector. Tourism MEC Enoch Godongwana announced last week that the sector netted the province a staggering R4-billion last year, ascribing the success to the government and the Eastern Cape Tourism’s marketing drive abroad.The success can also be linked to positive contributions from the private sector, and the department of health’s effort to keep the province a malaria- and bilharzia-free zone.Tourism operators say tourism infrastructure in the Eastern Cape has grown to take advantage of the province’s newfound status as a “happening” international destination.Emergence of world-class game reservesOne critical area of change has been the rapid amalgamation of stock farms into massive game-viewing reserves or hunting and game-producing farms.Johannesburg-based Lodge Logistics MD Keith Stannard said the emergence of world-class reserves like Shamwari and Kwandwe has placed the province “within striking distance” for international tourists visiting Cape Town and touring the Garden Route.Cape Town is one of the world’s top tourism destinations, and the Garden Route is regarded as a prime self-drive option.One tourism observer said tourists seeking the Big Five game experience to complete their trip to South Africa are often forced to fly or drive to KwaZulu-Natal or Mpumalanga reserves. According to this observer, the Eastern Cape’s bite of the Cape Town-Garden Route package has grown by 3% in the last two years, up from 8% in 2001 to 11% last year.According to local operators, tourists are saying that their Eastern Cape add-on tour was “very convenient”, “cost-efficient”, “saved time”.Big Five? How about the Big Seven!Frontier Country Marketing Association chairperson Peter Repinz says the Eastern Cape, once the “forgotten jewel of tourism in southern Africa”, has been building up its infrastructure for over a decade.There are now at least 12 game reserves in the market, some more advanced than others, but soon most will be offering the Big Five – and a cheeky extension of the formula, the “Big Seven”, that includes southern right whales and great white sharks.Inspired by the world-class Shamwari reserve, and then the Kwandwe on banks of the Great Fish River, Repinz said new reserves like Amakhala, Kariega and Lalibela had expanded the market to offer great opportunities to international operations.While Shamwari has captured the world’s top awards and the patronage of British royalty, Kwandwe’s elephants, lions and leopards are also packing in top-paying clients. Since Kwandwe opened its doors in 2001, not a single bed has gone empty.Kwandwe managing director Angus Sholto-Douglas said Desantis, an American eco-tourism investor, has invested R100-million in the 20-farm reserve, creating 140 jobs.From ‘soft’ to ‘extreme’ adventure sportsUnspoilt landscape is a strong point cited by most role players, who say that such landscapes attract both “soft” and “extreme” adventure sport lovers interested in activities like 4×4 trail riding, mountain biking, fly-fishing, surfing, windsurfing, diving, sailing and, lately, even government-sponsored bolted rock-climbing, one of Europe’s huge pursuits.Mountain tourism routes have shot up around Hogsback in the Amatola range, Barkley East, Rhodes Village, Nieu-Bethesda’s Owl House and historic Graaff-Reinet, all of which offer a baseline benefit of simple tranquillity under big blue skies.Local promoters add that the Eastern Cape can also trade on its controversial frontier history. Europeans, particularly, are fascinated about how their Dutch, British and German colonial ancestors struggled and prospered on the turbulent Eastern Cape frontier – or met a grim fate on the battlefields during the 100-year war against the Xhosa (1779-1878).Big drawcards for such visitors are the well-maintained settler architecture of farmsteads, homes and public buildings in places like Bathurst, Grahamstown, Port Elizabeth and East London; eateries and historic pubs; and African arts and crafts.With its growth in infrastructure, rapid market repositioning, and unspoilt landscape, the Eastern Cape is starting to offer a winning tourism package.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Jordy Smith: world surfing champ

first_img26 October 2006South Africa collected five medals to finish fourth out of 33 countries at the 2006 ISA World Surfing Games at Huntington Beach in California on the weekend, with Jordy Smith scoring a sensational victory in the men’s open division.Smith wasn’t South Africa’s only gold medal medal winner, either, with Matthew Moir emerging victorious in the longboard division.Rosanne Hodge secured a bronze in women’s competition, while the SA tag team picked up bronze behind Australia and Brazil.The team’s performance saw them being awarded the copper medal in the team event, with Australia winning for a record eighth time, followed by Brazil and the US.The stuff of legendSmith’s victory was the stuff of legend. Previously he had won the under-16 world title in 2003, and finished second in the under-18 division earlier this year in Brazil. At Huntington Beach, he was forced into the repechage rounds on the first day, where one slip would mean elimination.However, he fought his way through an incredible 10 rounds of competition, eliminating 2001 world champion CJ Hobgood along the way, as well as a number of World Championship Tour competitors.By the time it came to the final, there was no stopping Smith. Turning on the style, he crushed the challenges of Luke Stedman, Pat O’Connell and Armando Daltro with a high-flying display.“I’m really happy that I could do this for South Africa, my sponsors, all my friends and for myself,” Smith said afterwards. “It’s crazy to win a gold medal, it’s something you always dream of.”Dominating longboard victoryMoir’s gold in the longboard event was achieved with far greater ease as he dominated the competition from the start. Starting on the opening day, he recorded the highest scores, and from then on, through four rounds, he won by record scores each time out.Hodge had no problems reaching the qualifying final of the women’s event, but once there she managed only a third-place finish, which meant she would have to go through a repechage round to reach the grand final.Showing excellent poise and determination, she held off a strong challenge from two Australians to advance with the USA’s Julia Christian to the main event.In the final, Christian pulled off a home victory, narrowly ahead of Jacqueline Silva of Brazil, with Hodge finishing in third. Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Taking the I-Pledge for safer roads

first_img11 November 2011The Imperial I-Pledge road safety campaign, launched in Johannesburg on Tuesday, challenges South African motorists to help create a culture of safe, friendly road use in the country in the only way that works in the long run: by changing our own attitudes.The campaign, launched within the company in July, and now extended to the South African public at large, encourages people to signal their commitment to road friendliness and safety by visiting www.ipledge.co.za and taking the I-Pledge.With over 25 000 pledges taken among Imperial employees since July, the challenge is now open to all South Africans – be they motorists, bus and truck drivers, bikers, cyclists or pedestrians – to add their numbers, and voices, to the campaign.People can also keep updated and help advocate for safer, friendlier roads by following @IPledgeZA on Twitter and the I-Pledge group on Facebook.‘Road safety starts with every one of us’“The essence of the campaign is that road safety starts with every one of us,” Tak Hiemstra, Imperial’s executive director for strategic development, said in a statement.“As a group, we started with ourselves by encouraging our employees to personally pledge their commitment to better behaviour on the roads. It made a real difference in our attitudes. We are now driving the campaign to the South African public to change their behaviour as well.”Speaking at Tuesday’s launch, Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele said that road crashes in South African resulted in at least 40 deaths every day, 1 000 deaths every month and about 14 000 a year, costing the country in the region of R60-billion annually.‘Not just the responsibility of law enforcement’Making the country’s roads safer was not just the responsibility of law enforcement, but the collective responsibility of everyone in society, Ndebele said. More specifically, road safety campaigns would only succeed when road users changed their attitude towards the rules of the road.The I-Pledge campaign also encourages companies – especially those with company fleets – to implement stringent road safety policies to improve compliance to basic rules such as the wearing of seatbelts and not using mobile phones when driving.“Companies such as Imperial Holdings have taken an important step towards helping change the attitude that government alone must stop the carnage on our roads,” Ndebele said. “Imperial and other such companies represent the broadening of the movement for road safety.“I urge the entire private sector to adopt Imperial’s commitment to prioritise road safety in the workplace.”SAinfo reporter and BuaNewslast_img read more

Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Top 10 Online Advertising Trends For The Decade

first_imgWe started this week’s One Million by One Million roundtable with a discussion of online advertising trends, looking at them from the perspective of cost-effective customer acquisition and brand building, as well as entrepreneurial opportunities. You can find more on the topic on my blog at Top 10 Online Advertising Trends For The Decade.While on this topic, I want to particularly emphasize the social media advertising trend, and my observation that the infrastructure to measure, analyze, optimize, and target is really wide open, and I’d like to hear from entrepreneurs working on the various nuances of that particular problem. My Facebook’s Strategy In Perspective piece has more on the issue.Next, we had two very interesting entrepreneurs. Meeting WaveFirst up today was John Boyd with MeetingWave, a social media platform that caters to university alumni associations and addresses the challenge of helping them create walled-garden professional and social networking groups under their own brand, as opposed to groups within Facebook or LinkedIn.John’s idea completely resonated with me, having run the MIT Club of Northern California’s Entrepreneurship program for many years, and being intimately involved with the inner workings of that alumni association (10,000 members).We discussed various segments for John’s go-to-market strategy and pricing model options. In particular, I saw a number of different strategies that John has been nibbling on: different segments, different delivery models (white label vs. MeetingWave branded domains), different pricing strategies. In my opinion, the strategy is too broad, and needs to be reined in, focused, and tighter. While I like the idea, I don’t as much like all the various options at this stage, because each has implications on the execution side, and leaving so many options open would mean the complexity of the business will simply be exponential, and thus the risk of failure will also be high.For example, instead of pursuing universities, trade show organizers, hotels, resorts, corporations, I am of the opinion that John should focus squarely on colleges and universities and their alumni associations for now. The rest can be on the back burner for the moment.RDimensioThen Umashankar Balasubramanian of RDimensio pitched an SMS-based classified service. Uma is a member of the 1M/1M premium program, and has already started validating his idea with several online classified players in India. He is using natural language processing to translate free text SMS queries to classified queries, and then translating the responses back to SMS format.Uma too has too many segments, and I asked him to focus 100% of his energy on online classified vendors, and forget newspapers (unless they also already have online classified offerings) and so forth. Instead, he should broaden his geographical scope to include international classified vendors. Also, I think Uma’s offering is under-priced, and I asked him to do some homework on pricing which I will review next week to advise him better on the pricing strategy.Interesting technology, and I will be working with him to build a comprehensive go-to-market strategy as part of the premium program.I have thought a lot about how to make an entrepreneurship education and eco-system scalable and accessible to a vastly larger number of people. The answer to that question, I believe, is the 1M/1M Premium Lounge. In fact, at a time when we’re facing severe youth unemployment in America and Europe, and the emerging markets are just starting to build their entrepreneurship eco-systems, we really need to think deeply on how more and more young people can be efficiently, rapidly and cost-effectively be trained in entrepreneurship.Yesterday, I posed two questions on my blog: one, to high school and college students as well as recent grads, asking how they were viewing this deep recession, and whether they are taking destiny in their own hands, starting companies, becoming entrepreneurs.And a second, to educators, teachers, and mentors in various schools, colleges, and universities who are preparing the youth to face a depressing job market, asking whether they are steering them towards entrepreneurship, and how.If any of you would like to participate in these discussions and help me with the research, please feel to comment on the issues. I will be writing more on the topics here and elsewhere. You can listen to the recording of today’s roundtable here. Recordings of previous roundtables are all available here. You can register for the next roundtable here. Sramana Mitra is the founder of the One Million by One Million (1M/1M), an educational and incubation program that aims to help one million entrepreneurs globally to reach $1 million in revenue and beyond, build $1 trillion in sustainable global GDP, and create 10 million jobs. She is a Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur and strategy consultant who writes the blog Sramana Mitra On Strategy, and is the author of the Entrepreneur Journeys book series and Vision India 2020. She has a master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 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Hygrothermal Software Sometimes Yields False Results

first_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. Building designers and researchers have begun to realize that computer modeling programs, including WUFI, sometimes falsely predict that certain common wall assemblies — wall assemblies that have been used successfully for years — should be failing. (WUFI is a so-called “hygrothermal” modeling program — that is, a program that calculates heat and moisture flows through building assemblies. For more information on WUFI, see “WUFI IS Driving Me Crazy.”)Yet experienced builders know that these wall assemblies aren’t failing. So what’s going on? Something smells wrong about these WUFI results Several GBA articles, most notably “Monitoring Moisture Levels in Double-Stud Walls,” have mentioned WUFI’s false predictions of failure.In that November 2013 article, I described a moisture modeling study performed by two researchers, Lois Arena and Pallavi Mantha. I reported, “Arena and Mantha used WUFI to calculate the predicted moisture content of several components of various wall assemblies, including 12-inch-thick cellulose insulated walls. The researchers wrote, ‘Results from WUFI indicate that condensation potential for the double [stud] cellulose walls is extremely high because the OSB in those wall assemblies is entirely outside of the insulation. … WUFI predicts that there is the potential for mold growth on the interior surface of the drywall in all climates. Realistically, we know that this is not true.’”Arena and Mantha eventually concluded that the source of the error was certain moisture values and mold growth assumptions imported into WUFI from ASHRAE Standard 160. My article continued, “For some reason, the ASHRAE 160 values used by Arena and Mantha produced unlikely WUFI results. … The modeling results don’t pass the sniff test. Arena and Mantha clearly recognize that fact, and they accurately deduced that the anomalies stem from their use… This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberscenter_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more

How To Build And Launch Your Own Satellite [VIDEO]

first_imgDo you have a burning scientific question that can be answered only by putting a satellite into orbit? You’re in luck. It’s now feasible to do just that, using only off-the-shelf technology, in a design called a CubeSat. It’ll run you around $50,000. For university, commercial or government projects, this new price point is a game changer.A CubeSat is a 10 centimeter cube, or exactly one liter of volume, that weighs about one kilogram. Anything you can fit into that shape is good to go. You can even bolt two or three cubes together. In the parlance, a standard CubeSat is a “1U,” two cubes is “2U,” and three is “3U.” There are detailed design specs freely available online. Related Posts Tags:#space#web jon mitchell If you’ve got a science mission that qualifies, NASA will launch your CubeSat for free as part of its CubeSat Launch Initiative. If you don’t qualify for NASA’s program, it could cost $100,000 or more to hitch a ride aboard a launch vehicle, but that’s still vastly cheaper than a commercial satellite launch.The cubes are loaded into a Poly-PicoSatellite Orbital Deployer (or P-POD) and dropped into orbit. A P-POD can hold up to three cubes. Over 100 CubeSats have been launched since 1999. They can remain in orbit for a month or so before falling back to Earth.What would you do with a CubeSat? You can take photos from orbit, collect atmospheric data, perform biology experiments, send radio transmissions or just test your equipment. We live in a golden age for do-it-yourself technology.Thanks to Stephen Murphey for sending in the cool video! Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more