Daily Archives: February 23, 2016

Des apprentis internationaux sont introduits aux dernières technologies et à la culture chinoise lors d’un programme d’apprentissage chez XCMG

XCMG Apprentices wearing eye masks were about to get a surprising experience in Asia’s largest vibration and noise lab.

XUZHOU, Chine, 23 février 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Cinq apprentis internationaux ont visité le siège social de XCMG, un fabricant international d’équipements miniers et de construction basé à Xuzhou, en Chine, pour un programme d’apprentissage immersif d’une semaine du 18 au 24 janvier chez XCMG.

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XCMG employees taught the apprentices the art of Chinese paper cutting.

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C’est la première fois que la société fait venir des apprentis internationaux en Chine, les cinq apprentis issus des États-Unis, du Brésil, de Russie, du Kenya et du Pakistan se sont distingués parmi une sélection internationale.

Les participants provenaient de milieux différents, mais ils partageaient le même intérêt pour le secteur de la machinerie et de la construction. En plus du tour complet guidé par des employés de XCMG qui comprenait une visite de l’usine d’assemblage de grues et du plus grand laboratoire asiatique dans le domaine du bruit et des vibrations ainsi que des activités pratiques comme l’utilisation d’une excavatrice, les apprentis ont pu également jouer le rôle d’assistant de leurs mentors et apprendre des technologies de pointe dans les machineries de construction au cours d’un jour de travail.

XCMG Apprentices were focused in the competition of installing rubber tube protectors.

« XCMG porte une grande attention au développement des personnes talentueuses et la société encourage la communication au moyen de programmes éducatifs tels qu’Apprentissage chez XCMZ (XCMG Apprentice) qui présente les réalisations technologiques et novatrices de XCMG à la communauté internationale », a déclaré Wang Min, le le président et le président du conseil d’administration de XCMG.

Les apprentis ont été impressionnés par les conditions de travail au siège social et dans les installations de calibre mondial de XCMG. La visite de XCMG était un rêve devenu réalité pour les apprentis : ils ont acquis une expérience pratique, mais ils ont également trouvé des amis au travers d’activités de renforcement d’équipe.

« XCMG est une très grande entreprise formidable dotée de grandes valeurs, ses employés sont incroyables et chaleureux et ils nous ont véritablement accepté parmi eux », a déclaré Sharon Maingi, une étudiante kenyane en ingénierie logicielle. « Au cours de cette expérience chez XCMG, j’ai eu la chance de rencontrer des gens merveilleux avec des esprits brillants. Cela a été une grande opportunité de partage avec mes collègues-apprentis et je crois que nous avons noué des liens d’amitié à vie ».

Wang Min, chairman and president of XCMG, cordially welcomed the apprentices.

Le programme d’apprentissage de XCMG a offert l’opportunité aux apprentis d’avoir un regard privilégié sur les coulisses du plus important fabricant mondial de machineries de construction. La promotion d’échanges internationaux dans l’industrie de la machinerie construction fait partie intégrante de la stratégie internationale la société.

« Avant de venir chez XCMG, je voulais obtenir une expérience pratique dans le domaine de l’ingénierie et plus particulièrement dans mon domaine, l’ingénierie mécanique. Et, mes attentes ont été satisfaites. Je suis très content d’être ici », a déclaré Laiq Shah, un étudiant en ingénierie mécanique du Pakistan.

Pour plus d’informations, veuillez visiter : www.xcmg.com, les pages de XCMG sur Facebook, Twitter et YouTube.

Gionee Unveils New Brand Identity at MWC 2016

Smartphone solutions provider expands global reach and introduces the S8 – the first phone to deliver smiles

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Gionee, a global telecommunications solutions provider, today officially launched a new brand identity at the Mobile World Congress.

“The smiling face on new logo shows our desire to create happiness by developing built-in user-friendly technology and easy-to-use communication tools,” said William Lu, President of Gionee. “By adding emotional elements to our smartphones, we believe our ‘smilephones’ will allow us to maintain a place in the hearts of our consumers and gain a stronger position in the industry.”

The new logo combines the letters “i” and “j” to form a “G” which represents Gionee and subtly conveys the message, “I am joyful”. The brightened orange color signifies an energetic, passionate and warm image.

“Make Smiles” is the company’s new tagline. The tagline invites customers to engage with Gionee partake in the delightful moments in their lives. Whether it be achievements or nice surprises, the phones are developed to capture happiness.

“Given the growing popularity to share our lives on social media, we have found that users are no longer satisfied with static images, and now need active videos,” said William Lu, President of Gionee. “Gionee S8 is our first smartphone to carry our new smiling logo and enhance the video sharing experience. It allows us to easily record our precious moments and upload them to social media platforms. Our ‘smilephone’ is involved in the process of delivering joy.”

Gionee S8

Featuring hassle-free video and photo-shooting systems, 3D Touch and a loop metal design, the Gionee S8 is an ideal smartphone for today’s stylish middle class and business professionals.

Loop Metal Design

The S8’s full metal design features the world’s first invisible loop antenna which strikes a balance between sleek design and excellent signal strength. The phone supports full bands including b17 and b20 for global roaming, and enhances WiFi and GPS signals.

The S8 comes with 2.5D glass coated with colorful VM which displays a multi-color effect at different angles. With the latest 0.7mm 5.5-inch AMOLED display, the phone is able to stay compact without sacrificing quality and is still easy to hold.

Capture the Awesomeness

The S8 is equipped with an enhanced camera system for brighter and clearer photos and videos. It is the first smartphone to use RWB technology, as well as a F1.8 aperture and 6P lens that enables users to take optimum images in low-light scenarios.

Focus speed is another highlight of the S8. PDAF and laser focus allows faster and more accurate focusing with the ability to adapt to many scenarios.

Gionee has upgraded its own camera software to Image+ 2.0. Users will be able to take their best selfie using the Full Skin Beauty function to alter the skin color of their whole body, and the Flash Selfie feature to add more light for better images. The S8 also has text recognition – a powerful feature that users can use to share actual text from articles through photos.

Using the embedded AKM4941 HD recording chip and the two highly sensitive microphones, the S8 allows users to capture videos with clear and high quality sound. Video editing is also simple as the phone’s video editor feature offers six sets of professional templates for users to apply.

3D Touch

Gionee has brought 3D Touch to the Android smartphone. S8 can sense 3 levels of force including “touch”, “tap” and “press”.

  • Touch: To select an application
  • Tap: To preview the content of an application
  • Press: To run an application

Gionee has also added an innovative side bar to the phone. Users are able to bring out the side bar at any time by pressing the sides of the display and selecting the desired application with ease.

4G+ and Amigo OS

The S8 carries 4G+ that allows users to enjoy free and fast mobile internet everywhere as well as better voice quality. Supporting dual 4G, FDD and TDD, and 7 modes and 14 bands, it allows users to roam globally. Moreover, the S8 is the first product equipped with Amigo 3.2 an OS developed based on Android 6.0. Dual WhatsApps and dual WeChats can function seamlessly under Amigo 3.2.

Product Specifications

Dimension 154.3 x 74.9 x 7mm

Weight    147.2g

SIM       Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display   - 5.5-inch FHD AMOLED

          - 1920 x 1080 pixels

          - Capacitive multi-touch up to 5 fingers

OS        Android 6.0

Memory    - Internal 64GB ROM

          - 4GB RAM

Camera    - 16MP rear & 8MP front

          - f/1.8 PDAF & Laser focus

          - 1080p@30fps

Sound     - Hi-fi & DTS Sound

          - 3.5mm audio jack

Battery   3000mAh
For more information, please visit http://global.gionee.com/news_detail.php?id=32&c=1. 
Contacts:

Ann Lau             Jocelyn Ji

Gionee              Ogilvy Public Relations

+86 147 1649 9692                           +86 186 0128 5453

annlaumw@gionee.com jocelyn.ji@ogilvy.com

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Minister Davies Proposes Solutions to Address the Consumer’s Plight in the Market Space

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies has called on the National Consumer Protection Regulators to join resources in order to address the plight that consumers are facing in the market space.

Davies addressed a Consumer Protection Conference hosted by the National Consumer Tribunal in partnership with the National Consumer Commission and the National Credit Regulator in Sandton earlier today.

The conference which Minister Davies addressed, through a pre-recorded message was held under the theme, Towards cohesive and comprehensive consumer protection in the market.

According to Davies, if the National Consumer Tribunal (NCT), the National Consumer Commission (NCC) and the National Credit Regulator (NCR) and other entities combine resources to address consumer protection, it can lead to major positive results.

“It is our duty and constitutional obligation to protect the rights of consumers through enforcing the law and monitoring them,” added Davies.

Davies, who called on the delegates to engage and deliberate constructively on the issues at hand, also told them to come up with significant recommendations which will improve the consumer protection regime in South Africa. He added that he will at a later stage look into the recommendations.

According to him, the conference came at a time when the global economic situation is impacting South Africa in a manner that it will be difficult to sustain reasonable growth and maintain higher employment. This he added, will lead to temptation by suppliers of goods and credit providers to cut corners to address the bottom line without checking credit affordability of consumers.

Against this back drop, Davies said there will be an increase in demand of the services rendered by the NCT, NCC and NCR. Coordinated consumer model by the three entities in this regard is needed, he added.

The conference which will run over a period of two days seeks to clarify the roles of key consumer protection stakeholders; the adoption of the coordinated, cohesive and comprehensive approach to enforcement of consumer protection laws to ensure optimal redress for consumers.

Enquiries:

Sidwell Medupe-Departmental Spokesperson

Tel: (012) 394 1650

Mobile: 079 492 1774

E-mail: MSMedupe@thedti.gov.za

Issued by: The Department of Trade and Industry

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Source: The Dti Department of Trade and Industry Republic of South Africa

Tshwane improves bus fare system

The City of Tshwane will replace 34 361 white connector travel cards with the new Europay MasterCard Visa (EMV) card from 1 March.

The city says the move to the improved fare system comes with many benefits. Previously, commuters were able to load travel points at the seven A Re Yeng stations and at the Sammy Marks Customer Care Centre.

With the new travel card, commuters will be able to load travel points at any cash-accepting Absa ATM. Commuters will also be able to use the new card as a debit card (e-money) to make low-value purchases (maximum R200 per transaction) at retail outlets. The EMV card can store both travel points and e-money.

A Re Yeng commuters will be able to use their e-money on the new card to travel on Rea Vaya and MyCiTi. The three BRT systems use the same technology, enabling any commuter to travel on any of the three systems.

From 1 March, commuters will have 30 days to switch from their current cards to the EMV card.

“When you exchange any white connector card for the new EMV connector card, you will receive the new EMV connector card preloaded with eight travel points for free,” the city said in a statement.

Commuters are also advised to use all their travelling points before the switch, since they will not be able to transfer travel points from the white connector card to the new EMV connector card.

“Commuters who fail to switch their cards before the end of the 30-day period will not be able to continue using A Re Yeng,” the city said.

There are three categories of cards: standard, learner and pensioner. The standard connector card is silver and valid for all customers who do not qualify for a concession card. A standard connector card holder pays the full fare of R8 or eight points for travelling on the A Re Yeng system.

The learner card is green and valid for learners between the ages of five and 19. Trips for learners cost R7 or seven points. Pensioners have two types of concession cards – the blue card and the purple card.

The blue concession card is valid for pensioners aged between 60 and 64. They qualify for a 25% discount during off-peak hours. The purple concession card is for pensioners aged 65 and above. They qualify for free travel during off-peak hours.

The pensioner connector is valid for persons who are aged 60 and above. The pensioner must supply a valid identity document when applying for the connector card.

To qualify for any concession card, a picture must be taken at the Sammy Marks Customer Care Centre (corner Sisulu and Madiba Streets).

With preparations for the switch underway, the city has urged commuters to cooperate during the transition.

For more information, call 012 358 4848 or visit www.areyengtshwane.co.za.

SOURCE: SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT NEWS AGENCY