A Harvard University study has called anti-aging dietary supplement Resveratrol “arguably the biggest medical discovery since antibiotics” while the much respected Mayo Clinic declared “Recent research has indicated that Resveratrol, which is found in the skin and seeds of grapes used to make wine, has promising heart-healthbenefits”.
Resveratrol became popular in the 80s when the phrase the “French Paradox” was coined. Scientists were puzzled by the fact that in spite of their high saturated fat intake, the French died less of coronary heart disease and attributed it to their higher consumption of red wine.
Red wine contains Resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant that helps to preserve and restore good health. Resveratrol ispresent in the skin of grapes, blueberries, raspberries, cherries, mulberries, pomegranates and Japanese knotweed, and is synthesized in plants to help protect them against physical harm, infection and disease. Interestingly, it helps to protect humans as well!
Resveratrol has now been launched onto the South African marketplace by LifeTime Supplements – headed up by Cheryl Mulder – in a maximum purity (99%) , pharmaceutical-grade Resveratrol gel formula, giving the equivalent benefits of 170 glasses of red wine in a single dose.
Other reports in academic journals such as Lancet and the National Academy of Sciences document the anti-aging actions of Resveratrol and other benefits including increased energy levels; heart health benefits; effective weight loss and a stronger immune system.
Mulder – a South African IT and telecoms expert who retired to start LifeTime Supplements –explains her Resveratrol journey: “It began when a naturopath prescribed a Resveratrol gel for me. After a month of taking it I saw major improvements in my health, more specifically I experienced increased energy levels, my skin felt smooth and hydrated and I even managed to lose weight. After a couple of months, I stopped taking it as it proved to be very expensive, because it was imported from the US. But then I just didn’t feel as good and so I decided to look into the manufacture of a local, more affordable alternative that was as good as anything on the international market.”
After much research, Mulder found a reputable supplement manufacturer who had the expertise to assist in the formulation and manufacture of LifeTime Resveratrol and developed a product that is 99 percent pure and in a Trans Resveratrol format which is more easily absorbed by the body. Mulder has closely followed the work of the award-winning Dr David Sinclair, a Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School, who is regarded as a world expert in ageing. In 2014 he was included in Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Sinclair’s focus is on understanding genes that can help fight disease and ageing including diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. He also studies cellular energy production, learning, memory and neurodegeneration. He has shown how Resveratrol activates the SIRT1 gene, the body's survival mechanism, that extends life in low-energy environments. In the past, SIRT1 has only been activated by extreme caloric restriction (and starvation).
Sinclair has been quoted as saying he wants to “keep people younger for longer not older for longer and make those years productive and healthy” saying about Resveratrol: “(It's) as close to a miraculous molecule as you can find...”
Says Mulder: “While it is almost impossible, to get the recommended dose of Resveratrol from food alone - you would need to drink about 170 glasses of red wine each day to get the equivalent amount - the type of Resveratrol used in our product –Trans Resveratrol – has been proven to be easily absorbed by the body.”
A carton of Lifetime Resveratrol Gel contains 30 x 30ml sachets, one to be taken every day in the morning with food, at a cost of R650 inclusive of VAT and shipping.
“So, around R21.50 a day – which is less than a cup of coffee from your favourite outlet and far more beneficial to your health!” adds Mulder.
“Research into anti-ageing is developing rapidly and there are bound to be huge discoveries in the next few years. However, Resveratrol is the start of this journey to improve the quality of our lives as we age,” Mulder concludes.
For more information and to order LifeTime Resveratrol Gel go to: http://lifetimesupplements.co.za/
The much-anticipated third annual Concours South Africa will be held in Sun City from 10 to 12 August 2018. Hosted by Concours South Africa, it is one of
the handful of such events in the Southern Hemisphere.
Dating back to 17th century France, Concours d'Elegance is a term of French origin that means a "competition of elegance". Concours is not a contest of
speed, but of elegance. Automobiles are judged on the quality of presentation, historical accuracy, technical merit and style – and the best garner reward
The oldest still-existent Concours, the Concours Eleganza Villa d’Este, first held in September 1929, is held annually at Villa d’Este in Cernobbio, on Lake Como
in Italy. The first Concours in North America was held in 1950 at the Pebble Beach Golf Links in Monterey, California. in conjunction with the first Pebble Beach
Road Race. The honour for longest continually-running Concours event, running since 1956, belongs to the Hillsborough Concours d’Elegence in California.
“The Concours event strives to honour the artistry and craftsmanship of bygone eras”, says Ross Crichton, co-founder of the Concours South Africa.
Limited to 150 vehicles, on display are the finest rare, collectable, classic cars from pre-war vintage to the modern era, all models dating from 1990 and prior.
Judges are drawn from the highest echelons of the automotive and design industries. In 2017 over 80 cars entered various categories and this year, indications
are that entries will swell to some 100 cars.
“We are gratified that there has been so much interest in Concours South Africa, with the actual competition still five months away this bodes well for another
brilliant event in 2018.” says Concours co-founder Paul Kennard.
The event last year was won by the 1989 Ferrari F40 belonging to the Johannesburg collector Keith Rivers, while the victory of the first Concours South Africa,
hosted in 2016, was awarded to the 1985 De Tomaso Pantera GT5 owned by the De Abreu family from Gaborone.
The growth of competitors’ submissions can be attributed to the distinctive formula and combination of glamour, exotic machinery and the high judging
standards comparable to any international level.
Entrants and guests can expect premium hospitality, a gourmet cuisine showcase hosted by top celebrity chefs, a fashion catwalk of the country’s finest
designers and the finest exhibition of classic show cars in the world.
Concours South Africa took it a tier higher this year by hosting a media launch on the 20 March at the Inanda Club, Sandton. The event boasted a display
of collector vehicles, such as the 2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina, the 1974 Porsche 911L, the 1976 Ferrari 308 GTB, a 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona,
1913 Buick Model 24, a 1963 Maserati 3500 GT as well as a 1988 Ferarri F40. Guests at the event also included South Africa’s racing greats, Jaki Scheckter and Arnold
“We look forward to hosting an event in August where enthusiasts can enjoy great cars in a relaxed setting” said Concours South Africa organiser Greg Marucchi.
The weekend programme will include; a Parade De Voitures and a Welcome Function & Auction by Coys of Kensington on Friday 10 August. Saturday 11 August will
welcome a full day of judging competiton cars, with the final prize giving ceremony on Sunday 12 August.
Entries are now open for Concours South Africa 2018. Owners of classic, vintage and veteran cars can enter their vehicles for this year’s event by visiting www.concourssouthafrica.com
Hospitality packages, for those wishing to offer clients an exceptionally unusual weekend, can be arranged through Concours’ co-ordinator, Sabrina Morris, who has a wealth of
experience in managing events at this level. firstname.lastname@example.org
Three new Nokia smartphones now available in South Africa
New range of pure, secure and up-to-date Android smartphones with beautiful designs now available in South Africa
HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, announced the availability of the Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 plus and the new Nokia 6 in South Africa. These award winning new Android One Nokia smartphones were introduced at Mobile World Congress in February earlier this year, and will go on sale during April 2018 through Cell C, MTN and Vodacom as well as selected retailers.
Delivering all the craftsmanship you expect from a Nokia phone, each new smartphone offers durability and reliability as standard, with the range setting new benchmarks in materials and design.
Pure, secure and up-to-date, reinforced with Android One commitment
The new additions to the Nokia smartphone range, joins the Android One family, offering a high-quality software experience designed by Google. Android One devices will stay fresh over time with the latest Google innovations and regular security updates. The new range of Nokia smartphones on Android One comes with no unnecessary UI changes or hidden processes that would consume your battery life or slow it down, this means you can enjoy your phone for longer. All Nokia smartphones in the Android One program, will come with a limited number of pre-installed Google Services apps so that you’ll get more storage space and a streamlined easy to use experience.
By shipping with Android Oreo™ out of the box, you’ll be able to enjoy the latest Android features, including Picture-in-Picture for multitasking, Android Instant Apps to discover and run apps with minimal friction, 60 fantastic new emojis and battery-maximising features like limiting background app use.
Nokia 8 Sirocco: an ultra-compact powerhouse for the fans
Inspired by the rich design heritage of Nokia phones, the Nokia 8 Sirocco’s elegant design and compact style is the ideal blend of precise craftsmanship and purposeful innovation. Delivering powerful storytelling features including enhanced Dual-Sight, ZEISS optics and carefully tuned acoustics with Nokia spatial audio, the Nokia 8 Sirocco is an ultra-compact powerhouse, and our most beautiful smartphone to date.
Its curved glass finish, envelops a precision-crafted stainless-steel frame to deliver a fusion of strength and beauty. Just 2mm thin at the edge, the Nokia 8 Sirocco combines a curved edge-to-edge pOLED 2K 5.5-inch display with smaller bezels and moulded body curves to create an ultra-compact profile.
The steel frame is 2.5 times stronger than 6000 series aluminium, paired with 3D Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5. Luxuriously weighted and perfectly balanced, it feels more secure in your hand thanks to the improved grip given by the dual diamond-polished stainless steel frame.
Now capture every detail thanks to the Nokia 8 Sirocco’s dual rear sensors with ZEISS optics that combine an ultra-sensitive, wide angle primary camera for impressive low-light performance and a secondary 13MP sensor with 2x optical zoom. And with Pro Camera mode you get full manual control over every picture you take, helping you capture photos like a pro.
Available in Black, the Nokia 8 Sirocco will be available on 07 May 2018 from R499.00/month x 24 months on Post-Paid Operator deals.
Nokia 7 plus: the flagship hero for everyone
Made for creators to deliver stunning content, the Nokia 7 plus has the screen, power, design and features to make it a true hero in our smartphone range. Combining innovative optical hardware and imaging algorithms, the Nokia 7 plus captures moments into photos that are true to life. With enhanced Dual-Sight, dual rear sensors with ZEISS optics combine an ultra-sensitive 12MP wide-angle primary camera for excellent performance in both low-light and extra bright conditions and a secondary 13MP camera that delivers 2x optical zoom for the moments when you wish you were closer.
To enable you to capture and enjoy more content for longer, the Nokia 7 plus is backed by the powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 660 Mobile Platform. Optimised and integrated for maximum performance and battery life. With an impressive 2-day battery life, you can extract every bit of juice from the already powerful 3800 mAh battery, even when you are broadcasting your #Bothie videos live on Facebook or YouTube.
Its gently curved back and slim edges give you a big-screen experience in a comfortable, neat package. The vivid 6-inch 18:9 Full HD+ display makes the Nokia 7 plus perfect for browsing, social media consumption, gaming and entertainment with more content in the same width as a traditional 5.5-inch display device.
Available in Black/Copper the Nokia 7 plus is available from 19 April 2018 from R329.00/month x 24 months on Post-Paid Operator deals.
The New Nokia 6: our award-winning phone just got even better
Building on the success of its predecessor, the New Nokia 6 packs even more powerful performance and great new features in a more compact, durable body. Over 60% faster than its award-winning predecessor, it now offers enhanced Dual-Sight, ZEISS optics, USB-C fast-charging, a more compact screen-to-body ratio, Nokia spatial audio and pure, secure and up-to-date Android Oreo™.
The New Nokia 6 takes the original’s precision craftsmanship to the next level by combining a unibody, made from a solid block of 6000 series aluminium, with an 11-hour two-tone anodising and polishing process. And by uniting a sculpted 2.5D display with damage-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass, the New Nokia 6’s compact and refined body is built to last.
Our engineers have integrated the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 630 Mobile Platform to deliver fast and smooth performance alongside great day-long battery life.
Available in Black/Copper, the new Nokia 6 will be available on 23 April 2018 from MTN – Operator pricing still needs to be confirmed accordingly.
Dining out is a favourite pastime of many, allowing one to unwind, celebrate, or simply for the love of food.
FireRoom is all this and more! A dining experience, the likes of which you will not get often.
FireRoom – Burns away the ordinary.
Montecasino’s most exciting dining experience.
When last did you take your tastebuds to the edge? FireRoom burns away the ordinary, to unveil a mind- blowing explosion of flavours.
Sushi like you've never experienced it before, literally - ON FIRE - melting textures with incredible flavour combinations to create food so remarkable, FireRoom is easily Montecasino's most exciting dining experience.
But there’s also plenty to tempt non-sushi lovers including exciting meat, chicken, shellfish, salads, dim sum, fish and soup dishes. For me the Tomahawk Steak was a highlight of the night and definitely something to return for, not to mention the Langoustine Tails that are cedar smoked to perfection.
At a media launch recently FireRoom welcomed our new ambassador Brent Lindeque, who set the world on fire with his award-winning blog THE GOODTHINGSGUY. Brent and FireRoom share a commitment to sustainable fishing, a topic dear to our hearts.
At FireRoom, cocktails become Liquid Fire, with a sea of flames that signal, "you've entered the excitement zone!".
Sophisticated lounges invite you to explore the finest indulgences life has to offer. Cognac, cigars, single malt whiskeys, gins and the opportunity of having FireRoom's executive chef bring to life your very own "Fireroom Signature Dish".
A special FireRoom shout out to Musgrave Gin, sponsors of the liquid fire at the media launch and the perfect partner in excellence.
Mike Page, GM of Montecasino, welcomes the abundance of amazing experiences that the FireRoom is adding to the precinct’s offering. “The FireRoom is about so much more than a dining out occasion, it is a full and delightful experience of the senses, and it is already trending as one of the most talked about restaurants in the area – for good reason. We have no doubt that it will soon be a favourite among the most discerning and demanding of our visitors.”
FireRoom is the playground for those who can't wait to jump into the fire of the unexplored. Who yearn for intense, unforgettable dining experiences. It's for the high roller who has never lost the knowledge that risk is always rewarding and that ordinary never satisfies those who demand the best.
For more information on FireRoom or to book visit their WEBSITE
The Miss South Africa 2018 regionals proudly come to Carnival City Casino Sun Park in Brakpan this week with Miss SA 2015 Liesl Laurie joining the judging panel. This is the fourth and last regional and has attracted the most entries to date.
Entrants will be vying for a spot as one of the Top 12 finalists for Miss South Africa 2018, one of whom will be crowned on May 27 at the pageant’s diamond jubilee. The winner will take home more than R2-million in prizes.
Taking place from Friday, April 13, to Sunday, April 15, the Gauteng regional competition concludes a hugely successful roadshow with auditions already having taken place in the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu Natal and the Western Cape with 14 hopefuls already named as regional qualifiers.
The popular and successful Laurie joins fellow judges Bokang Montjane (Miss South Africa 2010), radio presenter and TV personality Anele Mdoda, Suzette van der Merwe (Miss South Africa 1990 and Cell C’s representative at the Miss South Africa Organisation) and Gareth Flusk (Sun International and the Miss SA Organisation).
The public are encouraged to participate as the regional competition forms part of the not-to-be-missed Women360 Expo, which helps women explore new avenues to enrich and enhance their lives.
It offers a diverse experience with everything from fashion and fragrance, health and nutrition to the latest aesthetics treatments and self-defence. A diverse range of speakers and personalities include celebrity chef Siba Mtongana, social media law expert Emma Sadleir, Miss South Africa 2017 Dr Adè van Heerden and pageant coach Werner Wessels.
The Women360 Expo opens at 16h00 on the Friday (April 13) with a fashion show at 19h30 where up-and-coming Gauteng designers will show off their collections as they vie for the opportunity to become part of the select group of designers who will dress Miss South Africa 2018 during her year of reign. This includes AFI Prive, the in-house label for African Fashion International (AFI), the organisation who produces and owns Fashion Week.
On the following day (Saturday, April 14), doors will open at 10h00 for an action-packed day of activities with the stage programme commencing at 12h00. The Miss South Africa Organisation has set aside various workshops and Q&As, especially for those interested in entering Miss South Africa.
The Miss South Africa Gauteng regional competition adjudication will take place on the Sunday (April 15). Due to the overwhelming number of entries received, it will now start at 08h00 until judging is complete.
Tickets are available at R60 from www.ticketpros.co.za.
The Women360 Expo is proudly brought to you by Sun International and Cell C.
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NOT ALL HEROES WEAR CAPES...Be a hero and wear your slippers!
Make the dreams of life-threatened children come true when you purchase your R10 wristband from any Pick n Pay or Wimpy store or Reach For A Dream branch. Wearing your R10 wristband and slippers will also get you a free coffee from Wimpy on the 11thMay 2018.
Since 1988, The Reach For A Dream Foundation has brought hope, joy and healing to South African children and their families by offering the child a magical moment to regain their childhood that is being lost to an life-threatening illness.
“By fulfilling their dreams, Reach For A Dream brings hope, joy and inspiration by offering a magical moment to regain a childhood lost to illness”– Julia Sotirianakos, CEO, Reach For A Dream
In 30 years, the Reach For A Dream Foundation has brought hope to over 60 000 life-threatened children across South Africa. The Foundation discovered an interesting fact about life-threatening illnesses: a larger percentage of children survive than adults. We believe that one of the reasons for this is, that children simply have not learnt what life-threatening means; they live each day as it is given to them. For children attitude is everything, and they need all the encouragement they can get. Whatever the dream, no matter how big or small, it often gives the child hope and courage to carry on the fight. The fulfilment of these dreams inspires hope and courage in the dreamer and helps them believe that tomorrow is worth fighting for.
“Hope gives us the courage to confront our circumstances and the capacity to surmount them.” – Dr Groopman, author of “The Anatomy of Hope” and Professor at Harvard Medical School.
Be part of the movement for hope and get your workplace or school involved on:
· 11th May 2018
· R10 per wristband
· From any Pick n Pay, Wimpy or Reach For A Dream branch
· Free coffee from Wimpy on 11th May 2018
· Free delivery for orders of 100 or more
Check out our website and social media pages for fantastic slipper sales.
SA Fashion Week is the pinnacle of South African glamour, hosted by Sandton City, Africa’s most iconic shopping centre. This year it is with great privilege that Sandton City welcomes HospiceWits Night with the Stars (NWTS) to feature as the closing show of SAFW 2018, with the support of well-known events producer and director Jan Malan.
HospiceWits Night with the Stars (NWTS) has become a hallmark of the South African social calendar with more than 100 celebrities, musicians and designers collaborating for a good cause.
On Sunday, 15 April 2018, A-list celebrities and top local fashion designers like Clive Rundle, Black Coffee, Gert-Johan Coetzee, ERRE and JJ Schoeman will join forces with popular Sandton City fashion brands, to design and model unique creations to raise funds for patients with life-threatening illnesses.
“This annual event is such an important part of HospiceWits’ fundraising efforts as funds raised provide care and support for patients and their families. As an added bonus we get to celebrate and showcase South African creativity and design talent” says Jacqui Kaye, CEO of HospiceWits.
Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Venue: SAFW Auditorium at Sandton City, Rooftop
Time: Doors open at 5:30pm
Show starts at 7pm
Tickets are available from R350 per seat and can be purchased by visiting:
Block bookings are available to corporate companies. Corporate bookings will include access to the VIP area where snacks and drinks will be served.
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