Shandon Hotel set to host blissful wellness retreat

first_imgSelf-care will be a top priority for special guests during a unique event at the Shandon Hotel & Spa this March.The luxury seaside resort hotel at Portnablagh is hosting the Live Well – Reset Me Wellness Retreat on 3rd – 4th March 2019.The two-day programme contains talks and spa sessions to help people switch-off, relax, rest, re-nourish and reconnect with themselves and nature. Guests will enjoy a blissful overnight stay in a luxurious Seaview room (complimentary upgrades for the first 10 rooms booked), an array of self care activities, discoveries, comforting soul food and time well spent in the Shandon’s Thermal Spa and its Wild Atlantic coastal surroundings. “Sometimes you may feel pressure to be everything to everyone, there is only so much a person can give and to give you must take care of yourself first.  Learn to increase your self-care activities, explore what is really important to you, reset your self-care goals by giving yourself the ultimate time out and enjoy the experience of this wonderful, live well, reset me retreat,” says the programme guide.Here’s what’s in store for this blissful Self Care Programme: Sunday March 3rd2 pm : Arrival Tea, Coffee Macaroons, Bubbly & Detox Water2.30pm:  Touching base, introductions and setting the scene3pm: Guided relaxation and exploration of motivational status4pm: Reset to Live Well5pm: Personal space time7pm: Dinner in Marbles Restaurant overlooking the OceanMonday March 4th7.30am: Morning Reset Routine8:30 am: Breakfast in the McCarthy Suite9.30 am: Connection to nature : Blue Space:  Mindfulness Beach Exploration10.30 am : Session Endings11.30 am : Check out of room12: 30   – 1.5 hrs luxury Thermal Spa sessionThen: back to reality, feeling reset, mindful, well rested and fully charged.The entire retreat costs €199 pps, single room supplement of €30. To book call or email the hotel 074-9136137 [email protected] more information visit Live Well – Reset Me on Facebook or message the page. Full payment required at the time of booking. All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.Shandon Hotel set to host blissful wellness retreat was last modified: February 3rd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:live well reset meRetreatshandon hotelwellnesslast_img read more

Santoro captures first Soweto Open

first_imgLooking ahead, Smith added: “Sata also aim to get Futures tournaments here, simultaneous men’s and women’s events, plus the mini-tennis and coaching components – this will service a lot of people.” However, the 36-year-old, who added R150 000 to his R100 million in career prize-money earned in 20 years on the ATP Tour, had to come from behind after De Voest played superbly to break serve in the match’s very first game. The action is far from over in Soweto; the Soweto Women’s Open takes place at the same venue from 25 April to 3 May. After that, South Africa face Belarus in a crucial Davis Cup tie from 8 May to 10 May. Semi-finalsOn Saturday, the semi-finals resulted in relatively comfortable victories for Sunday’s finalists. Santoro accounted fourth seed Thiago Alves 6-3 7-6 (7-2) and De Voest repelled the challenge of big-serving fellow South African Fritz Wolmarans 6-4, 7-5. The doubles’ inners picked up $6 200 and the same number of rankings points (100) as in singles, with the finalists taking away $3 600 and 60 points. 20 April 2009 Second setThe second set went with serve until De Voest was forced to serve to stay in the set and the match at 5-6, but he was struggling with stomach cramps due a virus, he admitted afterwards. Speaking to radio station SAfm after his win, Santoro said it had been a pretty tough game, adding he enjoyed it because he won, but found it pretty difficult. Santoro, who has beaten 17 world number one ranked players during his career, broke De Voest in the fourth and twelfth games of the first set to take it 7-5. De Voest, ranked 180th in the world, tried with all his might to wrest the first ATP tournament to be held in Soweto away from the Frenchman, but it was not to be. Santoro quickly moved into position to win the contest, with two match points in his back pocket. A pinpoint backhand down the line then gave him the title 7-5 6-4.center_img SAinfo reporter and South African Tennis Association “The City of Johannesburg, Gauteng government and the National Lottery have backed Sata, and the Arthur Ashe Tennis Complex is a fine development in that regard.” ‘The goal is to grow the game’South African Tennis Association (Sata) CEO Ian Smith reflected on the venue, the Arthur Ashe Tennis Complex, and said it was an important location for an ATP event to take place. “The goal is to grow the game,” he explained, “and Soweto represents a major part of our history, which makes staging the tournament here an appropriate one. In the doubles final, the duo of George Bastl from Switzerland and Australian Chris Guccione took the coveted trophy home courtesy of a 6-2 4-6 11-9 win over the Russian pair of Michail Elgin and Alexandre Kudryavtsev. Apart from the specially-designed trophy by SA sculptor Des Khourie, there were 100 ATP world rankings points for the singles’winner and 60 points for the finalists, plus $14 400 for the inaugural champion in the City of Johannesburg-sponsored tournament and $8 480 for the loser. An international-class venueIn addition to the eight courts already in use at the Arthur Ashe Tennis Complex, another eight are being built, with another R9-million being injected into the facility, to bring the venue up to the standard of the international-class venue that Smith envisages. Top seed and world number 50, Fabrice Santoro of France, won the inaugural Soweto Open men’s tennis tournament, beating unseeded Rik de Voest of South Africa 7-5, 6-4 in the final at the Arthur Ashe Tennis Complex on Sunday. De Voest said he struggled with his serve and Santoro returned well. Towards the end of the contest, De Voest went on, he had trouble finding rhythm on his serve. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

airberlin axes long-haul as carve-up talks continue.

first_imgOfficials hope 80 per cent of the airberlin workforce will stay employed. Photo: Christian Brinkmann/airberlin. Bankrupt German carrier airberlin will cease long-haul flying by October 15 as leasing companies progressively withdraw widebody Airbus A330 jets.The airline on  Monday cancelled its Dusseldorf-Los Angeles service and said it would axe its Hamburg- Munich and Cologne/Bonn- Munich services from September 29.The moves come as the board is negotiating to carve up the company between preferred bidders Lufthansa and Britain’s easyJet.  Among those also bidding was British Airways parent IAG.Talks are set to continue with the suitors until October 12 and the parties are not revealing the purchase price. However, German media have reported creditors expect the sale to realise 250-350 million euros.“Further adjustments to the flight plan will follow in the coming days,’’ airberlin  said in a statement. “Stable flight operations are a prerequisite for the successful completion of the forthcoming transactions and subsequent transfer into new ownership.”Officials overseeing the break-up of Germany’s second biggest carrier hope that up to 80 per cent of employees will stay in work as part of the deal.They said  an offer from Lufthansa for turboprop arm  Luftverkehrsgesellschaft Walter (LGW), the Austrian holiday airline NIKI and parts of airberlin would save several thousand jobs.EasyJet’s offer to take over some of the airberlin fleet “will also create job opportunities for new employees’’.“We are on the way to achieving good job prospects for around 80 per cent of our colleagues with our bidders,’’ said airberlin chief executive Thomas Winkelmann.“Furthermore, there is currently great demand for qualified employees on the labour market.“The Federal Employment Office will therefore inform our company headquarters in Berlin about available vacancies.”Airberlin entered administration after loss-making Gulf carrier Etihad, which owns almost 30 per cent or the carrier, refused to stump more cash. It was kept flying thanks to a 150-million-euro German government bridging loan the administrators are now optimistic can be repaid.Lufthansa has indicated it would take about 3000 of the airberlin’s workforce of more than 8000 as it looks to secure more than 70 single-aisle planes, including 38 it already leases.However, the chief representative from administrator Kebekus and Zimmerman, Frank Kebekus, cautioned that the carrier had “not yet achieved the aim of the negotiations”.In what appeared to be a move to short circuit any backlash from staff, Kebekus warned any move to threaten the stability of flight operations would endanger the negotiations.Almost 200 pilots called in sick at short notice earlier this month, causing the company to cancel 110 flights.Insolvency administrator Lucas Flother also rejected suggestions that politics had played a role in the in selecting investors as “completely absurd’’.“In fact, such attempts would be pointless and inconsequential,’’Flother said. “I would simply not allow such a thing to happen.’Bids for  airberlin technick, the carrier’s maintenance arm, are due by October 6 and several parties are said to have expressed interest.last_img read more

Workstations – The Innovation Engine – What is behind Intel® Xeon® based workstation performance? Part 3

first_imgIntel® Advanced Digital Media Boost – Effectively doubles the instructions’ execution speed compared to previous Intel based solutions and accelerates a broad range of applications, including financial, engineering, scientific video, speech and image, photo processing, and encryption software. compress the time between an idea and a product or, So what is the secret behind the performance? Intel® Intelligent Power Capability improves energy efficient performance and reduces noise and energy consumption. Intel® Smart Memory Access optimizes the use of the available data bandwidth from the memory subsystem and The honest answer is it depends on how much you want to stress the system, because there are limits. But Russ Sagert, Petrel Portfolio Manager from Schlumberger Information Systems suggests “workstations based on the new Intel® Xeon® 5400 series processors change the game for our customers. These new workstations featuring faster processors, larger memories, two new advanced PCI Gen2 graphics adapters give users a remarkably interactive experience and an opportunity to employ parallel geophysical workflows that combine complex large scale attribute analysis and volume visualization. Net result: Higher quality results and, better more informed decisions in less time than ever before.” or simply work on larger more complex assemblies or analyses Intel® Wide Dynamic Execution – Increases performance and energy efficiency by enabling the delivery of more instructions per clock cycle and enhancing the efficiency of instruction execution. Alright that is mouthful, but today’s Intel® Xeon® based workstations do present the performance necessary to potentially change your game and help you innovate faster – are you game? Macro Fusion combines instructions into a single instruction for execution, delivering more efficient processing and faster throughput. Ok so now it’s time to say I doubt the performance is really available to get this done. Here is a quick look at some of the Intel innovations that are changing the performance game – we will discuss them more in future blogs: Intel® Advanced Smart Cache, which is optimized for multi-core processing and reduces latency to frequently used data The “Core” is. Not 4 cores, not 2 cores, or 8 even cores — just Intel’s new Core microarchitecture. Introduced in 2006, and extended with the availability of the Intel® Xeon® 5400 series, Intel’s new Intel’s new Core microarchitecture is the foundation that enables demanding users with the processing capacity and visualization capability to change the way they work and use simultaneous workflows to continuously iterate through design ideas, rapidly test via simulation, and find design errors earlier. The Intel Core Microarchitecture helps deliver the power to innovate. Ok, so you have bought into the potential benefits of simultaneous workflows from my previous blogs where organizations may choose work differently and develop parallel workflows in order to potentially: innovate faster and deliver finished animations in less time Net result is Intel’s new Core Microarchitecture can help you hit a high note in performance and an even higher note in innovation when you move to simultaneous workflows.last_img read more

RCMP search for missing Francis Nawakayas

first_imgAPTN National News The RCMP has launched an air and ground search for a missing Saskatchewan First Nations woman.RCMP say Francis Nawakayas from Red Earth First Nation has not been seen since she left her home in a white minivan on Oct. 28.Nawakayas was travelling to Shoal Lake First Nation and nothing has been heard from her since she left.last_img