Monthly Archives: May 2018

Hisense annonce la mise sur le marché mondial des nouveaux téléviseurs laser de 80 pouces

Les téléviseurs de nouvelle génération devraient connaître une croissance rapide

PÉKIN, 19 mai 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Hisense, sponsor officiel de la Coupe du MondeTM de la FIFA 2018, a lancé son nouveau téléviseur laser L5 de 80 pouces à Pékin, le 17 mai. Offrant des prix très abordables, le nouveau produit est à la portée des familles à revenus modestes. À l’approche de la Coupe du Monde, la révolution du home cinéma dans les salons chinois a fait l’objet d’un coup d’envoi officiel.

Hisense announces global availability of 80-inch 4K laser TV

La technologie peut changer la vie. Jusqu’à présent, la popularité des téléviseurs laser était entravée par deux inconvénients, à savoir le manque de luminosité de l’image et le prix exorbitant. Lancé très récemment, le téléviseur laser L5 a résolu ces deux problèmes épineux. Le modèle présente une luminosité de 400 nits, soit une grande amélioration par rapport à tous les modèles laser existants. Il comporte aussi un écran dur de dernière génération, anti-lumière, de fabrication danoise, qui permet un gain élevé de polarisation dynamique nucléaire (DNP) et par conséquent un affichage clair de l’image, quelle que soit la luminosité de la lumière environnante. Au cœur par excellence d’un home cinéma, le super grand écran peut être vu confortablement sans qu’il soit nécessaire de tirer les rideaux ou de fermer les volets. Puisque le téléviseur est alimenté par une source de lumière réfléchissante qui est plaisante, plutôt qu’éblouissante, pour les yeux, en dépit de la hauteur de 80 pouces, l’écran peut être vu confortablement, même lorsque l’on est assis à seulement 3 mètres (environ 10 pieds). Ceci réduit considérablement l’espace résidentiel qui devrait être réservé comme zone de visionnage pour le home cinema. Le deuxième obstacle qui rendait difficile de posséder un téléviseur laser a été supprimé : le prix de 19 999 yuans (environ 3 140 USD) permet au modèle laser de devenir un « remplaçant de prédilection » et est le signe avant-coureur de la participation sans concession de Hisense au marché de la télévision grand écran.

Alors que la Coupe du monde de Russie s’apprête à donner son coup d’envoi, la demande pour des téléviseurs intelligents à grand écran et haute définition est sur le point d’exploser. Le tout nouveau système VIDAA AI qui accompagne le téléviseur laser L5 de Hisense est équipé de fonctions comme le mode sport automatique, la reconnaissance des stars et personnalités et le partage de capture d’écran des moments merveilleux. Tout ceci transforme le poste en votre meilleur compagnon de jeu.

Le lancement du téléviseur laser L5 de Hisense devrait marquer le début d’une tendance de remplacement presque systématique des téléviseurs dans les foyers chinois. Hisense s’attend à ce que la télévision laser chamboule complètement le marché du home cinema en 2018.

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The new-generation TV is expected to achieve rapid growth

Hisense announces global availability of new 80-inch laser TVs

BEIJING, May 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Hisense, an official sponsor of the 2018 FIFA World CupTM, launched the new 80-inch L5 laser TV in Beijing on May 17. With highly affordable pricing, the new product is well within the reach of families with modest incomes. With the World Cup just around the corner, the revolution of the home theater in the Chinese living room has officially been launched.

Hisense announces global availability of 80-inch 4K laser TV

Technology can be life-changing. To date, the popularity of laser televisions was hobbled by two drawbacks, the lack of brightness in the image and the extravagant price. The newly launched L5 laser TV solved these two pain points. The model comes with 400 nit brightness, a substantial increase over all existing laser models, as well as a new generation custom-made Danish DNP high gain anti-light hard screen, enabling a clear picture display no matter how bright the surrounding light. As the centerpiece of a home theater, the super large screen can be viewed comfortably without needing to draw the curtains or close the shutters. As the TV is powered by a reflective light source which is comfortable to the eyes rather than dazzling, despite the 80-inch height, the screen can be viewed comfortably even when sitting as close as 3 meters (approx. 10 ft.), greatly reducing the amount of living space that would need to be set aside as a viewing area for the home theater. The second barrier to laser TV ownership has been done away with: a price tag of 19,999 yuan (approx. US$3,140) allows the laser model to become a “successor of first choice” and augurs Hisense’s comprehensive participation in the large screen television market.

With the Russian World Cup just about to kick off, the demand for large-screen and high-definition smart TVs is on track to explode. The brand new VIDAA AI system that comes with the Hisense L5 laser television is equipped with such features as automatic sports mode, star recognition and screenshot sharing of wonderful moments, transforming the unit into your best game watching companion.

The launch of Hisense L5 laser TV is expected to usher in a trend of large-scale replacement of TVs in Chinese households. Hisense expects laser television to become the big disruptor in the home theater market for 2018.

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Local wine company seals major deal in China

A South African wine company has secured a deal which will see it export wine to China.

The Western Cape’s Thandi Wines has secured a one-year contract with a Chinese distributor to export their range of premium wines to China.

The contract was agreed to on the margins of the 19th SIAL China International Trade Fair for Food currently underway in Shanghai. About 23 local companies are participating in the food fair led by the Department of Trade and Industry (dti).

Managing Director of Thandi Wines Vernon Henn said that the contract value sits at more than R700 000.

We will commence the contract with a shipment of two containers that will be having more than 26 000 bottles. We will then follow that up with another two containers. Thereafter the contract will be renewed on an annual basis, Henn said on Thursday.

The company’s main export destination has been Europe which accounts for over 85% of the company’s sales.

However, the company recently started experiencing stagnation in growth in Europe.

This compelled us to repackage our marketing strategy and explore other markets, in this instance the Asian market. That decision has presented us with some welcomed rewards, more especially because this is a growing market with a lot of potential customers.

The main ingredient required is timing and the dti nailed it on the head by bringing us here at this stage. The timing is impeccable because people are already looking to make purchases in preparation for the Chinese new year which will be during the end of February next year, said Henn.

Thandi Wines was established in 1995 as South Africa’s first agricultural Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) project. It is owned by 250 farm worker families who hold 62% shares in the company.

The food fair, which got underway on Wednesday, is regarded as a leading platform for international producers and manufacturers of food products, wines, spirits and food service equipment. It will conclude on Friday.

Source: South African Government News Agency

Reserve Bank releases 2017/18 Bank Supervision Annual report, 29 May

The Bank Supervision Annual Report will be released on Tuesday, 29 May 2018. A media lock-up will take place from 07:00 until 08:55 and will be followed by a presentation from 09:00.

If you wish to attend please register via media@resbank.co.za. Please note the venue change from previous Bank Supervision Annual Report releases.

The embargo lifts on the Bank Supervision Annual on Tuesday, 29 May at 9h00.

Source: Government of South Africa

Tourism must embrace all South Africans

Tourism Deputy Minister Elizabeth Thabethe says more work needs to be done to ensure that the benefits of tourism are accessible to all.

We must continue the work of MaSisulu and Madiba to promote inclusivity. Tourism must become a sector that embraces all South Africans, Thabethe said.

Delivering her department’s Budget Vote in Cape Town on Thursday, Thabethe said the South African destination experience relies on the diverse offerings of many enterprises.

We are also implementing human resource developmental initiatives in a way that will include the participation of more people, with a bias toward developing youth and women.

The Tourism Sector Strategy was completed in 2017 and has mapped the skills needed by industry, such as chefs training.

We will continue to provide our National Youth Chefs Training Programme in partnership with the South African Chef Associations (SACA) and other hotels and B&Bs, the Deputy Minister said.

Thabethe said the programme will enable unemployed youth to gain access to the hospitality industry once they have acquired their three-year qualifications in Professional Cookery and pastry.

We are happy to announce that this nationwide programme is now in its fifth phase and has benefited a total of 1867 young people. In the past year alone, we have seen 76 young chefs being placed in international hotels in the United States of America and 20 in the Seychelles, Thabethe said.

Thabethe said the 12 months placement in experiential learning has exposed the youth internationally and has sharpened their culinary skills in French, Portuguese and Italian cuisine, among others, to the extent that four of the young chefs were offered permanent employment in the Seychelles.

Through the US Placement Programme, created in partnership between the National Department of Tourism, Awesome Travel and the South African Chefs Association, have exposed 600 graduates to advanced cookery, restaurant management, hotel management, and financial management skills.

According to Thabethe, this financial year, 755 learners have enrolled in the Chefs Programme and upon graduation in 2020 will receive accreditation.

I am pleased to report that three weeks ago, our department won an award at the Global Summit of Women in Australia, Sydney, for its Youth Chefs Training Programme recognizing it as a best practice for addressing youth unemployment. Our efforts are indeed bearing fruit, the Deputy Minister said.

Thabethe said the Youth Hospitality Programme, now in its 4th year of implementation, has already benefited 6 813 unemployed youth.

This programme enrols youth in a twelve month learnership of theory and workplace training, leading to the attainment of accredited qualifications in Food and Beverage Services, Accommodation Services and a National Certificate in restaurants. In this financial year, we will recruit and train an additional 2 375 learners, Thabethe said.

Source: South African Government News Agency