Daily Archives: May 30, 2018

Suntech et Enerray ont signé un contrat pour fournir des modules en Égypte

WUXI, Chine, 30 mai 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Wuxi Suntech Power Co., Ltd. (« Suntech »), a annoncé aujourd’hui qu’Enerray S.p.A. et Suntech ont signé un contrat pour fournir des modules en Égypte.

Enerray est une société d’énergie solaire de premier plan en matière de conception, de construction et de gestion de systèmes photovoltaïques industriels et à grande échelle, dont les domaines d’activité s’étendent sur toute l’Europe, le Moyen-Orient, l’Afrique, l’Amérique latine et l’Asie du Sud-Est : « Enerray est très heureux de coopérer avec Suntech, une société avec laquelle elle a déjà eu le plaisir de travailler par le passé, aux prémices du marché du solaire en Italie. Chaque module utilisé lors de la construction de notre centrale est soigneusement choisi pour le marché mondial, à travers des partenariats consolidés avec des fournisseurs de grande qualité comme Suntech et en visant le meilleur rapport entre la qualité du produit, la fiabilité de l’entreprise et les coûts à assumer. Enerray est fier d’être concepteur, parrain, de s’occuper de l’ingénierie, de l’approvisionnement et de la construction et de l’exploitation et de l’entretien de Benban. Ce faisant, une croissance durable sera garantie pour toute la région, un domaine dans lequel nous voyons un grand potentiel et dans lequel nous investissons de façon notable », a déclaré M. Andrea Venezia, le PDG d’Enerray S.p.A. C’est la première coopération entre Enerray et Suntech. Le projet est situé à Assouan (Égypte). Il est prévu que la quantité totale des modules STP330-24/vfw(1500V) soit entièrement livrée sur le site d’ici la fin du troisième trimestre.

« Ces dernières années, le marché du photovoltaïque en Égypte prend rapidement de l’ampleur, du fait de ses excellentes conditions d’investissement, de son ensoleillement suffisant et de l’appui des autorités publiques. Pour satisfaire la demande croissante en électricité, la part des énergies renouvelables atteindra 42 % d’ici à 2025 », a déclaré M. Shuangquan He, le président de Suntech. « Nous sommes très heureux de coopérer avec Enerray S.p.A. et il nous tarde d’avoir une collaboration plus étroite et renforcée avec Enerray S.p.A. à l’avenir. Ces dix-huit dernières années, nous avons réalisé de grands progrès en matière de technologie de produits et notre image de marque s’est renforcée sur le marché du photovoltaïque. Suntech offre une garantie de 12 ans sur les produits et une garantie de performance linéaire de 25 ans, réassurée par le chef de file mondial du secteur : Munich Re. Nous pourrions développer ensemble la charte commerciale mondiale, sur la base d’un partenariat stable et de longue durée. Suntech maintient son intention première et ne ménage aucun effort pour éclairer tous les coins du monde grâce à l’énergie solaire. »

Varian Halcyon Systems Expand Access to Cancer Care at Three Centers in Africa

PALO ALTO, California, May 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Designed to expand the availability of high quality cancer care globally and help save the lives of millions more cancer patients, treatments with Varian’s (NYSE: VAR) Halcyon system have started at three different cancer centers in northern and southern Africa. Halcyon simplifies and enhances virtually every aspect of image-guided volumetric intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), including improved patient comfort and shortening the time from installation to first treatment without sacrificing quality.

The cancer centers now offering Halcyon treatments in Africa are Clinique le Littoral Casablanca and Centre d’Oncologie Nakhil Rabat in Morocco, and Busamed Oncology Center- Hillcrest in South Africa.

  • Clinique le Littoral Casablanca, Morocco was the first Halcyon installation in Africa and was selected over other available solutions to help address the cancer center’s growing patient volume, and as a complement to their existing capabilities.
  • Centre d’Oncologie Nakhil Rabat, Morocco was able to have the system installed, commissioned, staff trained and begin treating patients in just two weeks. Since beginning Halcyon treatments in January 2018, the center is already providing care to over 70 patients per day on this system as part of their expanding state-of-the-art techniques including IGRT, RapidArc and SBRT using other Varian equipment exclusively.
  • Busamed Oncology Center- Hillcrest, South Africa was the first Halcyon installation in Sub-Sahara Africa. This project is a symbol of a successful collaboration between the oncology center, Varian and partners for responding to the oncology need in the province. The fast installation process, ease of customer training, useful QA tools, and seamless workflows allowed the center to quickly begin offering treatments with the new system.

With the innovations in Halcyon, the system delivers high quality treatments, which empowers clinicians to care for more patients. Halcyon features a streamlined workflow that only requires nine steps from the start to the end of treatment compared to up to more than 30 steps with older technologies. To assist in the reduction of time and construction costs from installation to first patient treatment, Halcyon offers expedited commissioning, requires less shielding than traditional systems, can fit in the majority of existing small vaults and can be installed in two weeks or less. Several cancer centers have already begun treating patients with Halcyon including Radiation Oncology Centres (Australia), University Hospitals Leuven (Belgium), Queen’s Hospital (England), and Penn Medicine (U.S.).

“We are proud of our collaboration with these centers in Africa and increasing the access to high quality cancer treatments with Halcyon,” said Jean-LucDevleeschauwer, president, Varian Oncology Systems EMEIA. “We look forward to working with more centers across the region, and around the world, in the global fight against cancer.”

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Suntech and Enerray signed a contract for supplying modules in Egypt

WUXI, China, May 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Wuxi Suntech Power Co., Ltd. (“Suntech”) announced today that Enerray S.p.A. and Suntech have signed a contract for supplying modules in Egypt.

Enerray is a leading solar power company of designing, construction and management of utility scale and industrial photovoltaic systems, whose business areas spread throughout Europe, the Middle East, African regions, Latin America, and Southeast Asia.”Enerray is very glad to cooperate with Suntech with which it has already had the pleasure to work in the past at the beginning of the solar market in Italy. Every module to be used during our plant construction is carefully selected for the world market, using the consolidated partnerships with high-quality suppliers such as Suntech and aiming towards the best correlation between product quality, reliability of the company, and the costs to be sustained. Enerray is proud of  acting as developer, sponsor, EPC and O&M Contractor in Benban. In this way sustainable growth will be guaranteed for the whole region, an area in which we see great potential and we are investing significantly,” said Mr. Andrea Venezia, CEO of  Enerray S.p.A. It is the first cooperation between Enerray and Suntech. The project is located in Aswan, Egypt. It is foreseen the total amount of STP330-24/vfw(1500V) modules will be fully delivered to the site by the end of the third quarter.

“In recent years, the PV market in Egypt is speeding up rapidly due to its excellent investment conditions, sufficient sunshine resources and sufficient support by government. To meet the increasing demand for electric power, the proportion of renewable energy supplying will reach 42% by 2025,” said Mr. Shuangquan He, the president of Suntech. “We are so glad to cooperate with Enerray S.p.A. and look forward to having deeper and strengthened collaboration with Enerray S.p.A in the future. In the past 18 years, we have achieved great progress in product technology and gained brand reputation in PV market. Suntech offers an industry-leading 12-year product warranty and a 25-year linear performance warranty which is reinsured by the world-leading reinsurance company – Munich Re. We could expand the global business chart together based on a long and stable good partnership. Suntech is adhering to its original intention and sparing no effort to light each corner of the world by using the solar energy.”

Fugitive brought to book by off-duty cop

NELSPRUIT � An escapee, 23 year old Thokozani Malinga, who was sought by police after escaping from lawful custody at the Ermelo Magistrate’s Court, has been brought to book by an off-duty cop.

Malinga was nabbed this morning at around 09:00, by an off-duty police Constable who spotted and cornered him while leaving his hideout. Malinga escaped yesterday at about 16:00, after he was remanded in custody and scheduled to reappear again today. Whilst being escorted back to the holding cells, he reportedly fled from the court room. Malinga was initially arrested for burglary (business) which he committed during March this year, around Ermelo.

He is now facing an additional charge of escape form lawful custody and is due to appear at the Ermelo Magistrate’s Court tomorrow, 31 May 2018.

The Provincial Commissioner of the police in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Mondli Zuma applauded the member for going beyond the call of duty and bringing this fugitive to book. This shows a passion and dedication towards his work and all police officers must take a cue from his actions said General Zuma.

Source: South African Police Service

Ministers Tokozile Xasa and Angie Motshekga sign memorandum of understanding to improve school sports

Joint statement on signing of Memorandum of Understanding between Sport and Recreation South Africa and Department of Basic Education to improve school sports

Imbizo Media Centre, School Sport programme is the bedrock of sport of in South Africa. The programme is being implemented in line with the National Sport and Recreation Plan. In 2012 the Minister of Sports and Recreation signed the Memorandum of agreement with the Minister Basic Education. The MoU has been in existence for five years and a review process has just been concluded in December 2017. The process was a consultative process with all the relevant stakeholders, which includes the National Department of Basic Education and Provincial Departments of Education, Provincial Departments of Sport, Sports Federations, Teachers Unions and School Governing Bodies associations.

SRSA and DBE have been implementing the National School Sports Championships, which a prime sports competition in Schools, where talent can be identified at the early stage and be supported in order to nurture it to reach its full potential. The Championships have undergone several changes over the past five years, starting with nine sporting codes to now sixteen priority codes. To date the School Sport programme has enabled more than 6 000 schools to participate in school sports annually. There is still more work to be done in order to reach all the 25 000 schools.

Since 2016 the Championships have been organised over three seasons, these have been divided as follows Autumn, Winter and Summer. Since 2017 in each seasonal championship started implementing the three years cycle and have implemented the Long-Term Participant Development (LTPD) model. This model emanates from the South African Coaching Framework, which was adopted by all federations with SASCOC. Through this model the competitive level of championships in order to attract the best of talent from the schools. Through the school sports programme annually more than 2500 schools are provided with sports equipment and attire.

The 5th Transformation Status Report by the Eminent Persons Group (EPG) which was recently handed over to the Minister of Sport and Recreation, Ms Tokozile Xasa, identified as well challenges in the administration and running of school sports and came up with a number of recommendations on how best to improve on the implementation of school sport programme as the bedrock of sports development in the country. The report further recommended that the Sport and Recreation SA and Department of Basic Education work together to address challenges that are currently hampering the successful implementation of the school sports programme.

The Minister of Sport and Recreation SA, Ms Tokozile Xasa MP and the Minister of Basic Education, Ms Angie Motshekga MP this day (30 May 29, 2018) held a press briefing where both Departments signed a Memorandum of Understanding that clearly articulates areas of responsibility, alignment of resources for the implementation of the school sports programmes.

The 2018 signed Memorandum of Understanding between Sport and Recreation South Africa and Department of Basic Education factored number of elements inclusive of the following:

The background, included now an updated reflection on progress made to date in School Sport development.

The MoU included as well demarcation of roles where it clearly reflects the assignment of role players from Level 1-6.

The MoU further factored roles and responsibilities of both Departments reflecting the following:

SGB’s powers that needed to be revised (Requires amendment to Schools Act)

School Committees should be run by teachers (Requires amendment to School Sport Structures policy)

Department of Education and Provinces must also include School Sport as their strategic output.

SRSA and Provinces must facilitate the establishment of School Sport structures, while DBE initiates the process.

DBE to provide basic sport infrastructure, SRSA to facilitate the provision of infrastructure through Sports Trust, National Lottery, MIG etc.

Teacher Unions & SGBs Associations to be included in the ex-Joint National Task Team and also in the ex-Joint Provincial Task Team

Sport Code Committees to have a representation in the School Sport Coordinating Committees

Federations to ensure that School Sport has an associate membership in their structure.

Establishment of School Sport Coordinating Committee and its composition, Committee to be chaired by Sport and Recreation South Africa and Department of Basic Education.

The MoU further made provision for sport infrastructure and resources outlining that provision must be made for utilization of Municipal Infrastructure Grant to build some of the School Sport infrastructure

National School Sport Championships: (The three cycle is being highly contested, especially the break) however, three-year cycle has been included

Funding: DBE should take full responsibility of funding levels 1-3 (Intra school up to cluster level) whilst, SRSA take care of levels 4-6 (district, provincial and national level).

Communication protocol: Across all levels DBE and SRSA officials should communicate their planned activities.

Minister of Sport and Recreation South Africa, Minister Tokozile Xasa had this to say regarding the signing of the MoU with Department of Basic Education,

This is indeed a landmark achievement as it is going to strengthen our intra- government relationship with Basic Education, it is further going to ensure that we continue to execute our mandate of delivering junior sport development in schools. Sport development foundation is a problem and the signing of this MoU with amended elements will be able to assist with instilling sport discipline at a tender age therefore giving proper development and training. This will further assist in managing the challenges of infrastructure development as schools will be identified and be equipped with the necessary sport infrastructure Stated Minister Tokozile Xasa.

Minister of Basic Education, Ms Angie Motshekga MP, had this to say Sport is such an important part of our education system. It is not only the foundation upon which all of our professional athletes build their careers, but it also fosters social cohesion and a sense of team values among our youth. It is also a valuable mechanism that keeps our young people away from youth criminality, drug abuse and other social ills by giving them something worthwhile to do and to be proud of. While not everyone can be good at sport it encourages participation in other ways through spectator value and instills a sense of pride and support for ones school. We are very excited by the developments we are seeing and to grow this partnership for the benefit of our children and our nation.

Source: Government of South Africa