Daily Archives: September 7, 2018

Le programme Excellent Operator de XCMG prépare les leaders du futur à affronter les défis de l’ère de la fabrication intelligente

XUZHOU, Chine, 7 septembre 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Au cours de l’été, XCMG, le plus grand fabricant de machines de construction au monde, a accueilli la septième édition de son programme (« Le Programme ») Global Excellent Operator (Excellent opérateur mondial), où 90 apprentis en provenance de Chine et de six autres pays ont participé à une série de formations menées par des experts du secteur et des formateurs expérimentés.

En se basant sur le niveau de compétences et les besoins de chaque apprenti, les responsables de programme ont personnalisé les plans de cours afin que chacun d’entre eux maîtrise les compétences nécessaires pour réussir, dans un secteur profondément transformé par les avancées de l’intelligence artificielle et de la fabrication intelligente. Le programme comprend des travaux avec des simulations en trois dimensions, un concours de compétences, des séances de coaching, des cours de formation sur le fonctionnement et l’assemblage et une visite de l’installation de fabrication intelligente de pelles à fort tonnage de XCMG, afin d’en savoir plus sur l’avenir de l’industrie des machines de construction.

« Nous avons été enthousiasmés par le talent et l’énergie de tous les apprentis qui ont participé au Programme, venus de Chine et de différents pays du monde », a déclaré Li Ge, secrétaire adjoint du parti de XCMG. « Les bases d’une carrière réussie dans l’industrie des machines de construction se fondent sur la capacité de comprendre et de s’adapter aux incroyables changements que l’ère de la fabrication intelligente apporte à notre entreprise. Le fait d’avoir accès à l’enseignement des processus de fabrication de XCMG, avant-gardistes et de calibre mondial, constitue la meilleure façon pour eux de s’approprier les compétences dont ils auront besoin pour devenir de futurs leaders et innovateurs. »

Cette année, les formations ont réuni des apprentis internationaux, originaires du Pakistan, des Philippines, d’Éthiopie, du Koweït, du Qatar et de Mongolie. Les responsables du programme ont proposé des activités de renforcement des équipes et d’expérience culturelle dans le but de présenter l’histoire, la culture et les coutumes populaires de Xuzhou.

Kuwaiti Sudhi Pushkaran a dit : « Le Programme offre une chance de rencontrer des opérateurs de différents pays et d’en savoir plus sur la transformation de XCMG, qui est passé d’une fabrication traditionnelle à des solutions numériques, intelligentes et en réseau. »

Le Programme fait partie des 14 projets de XCMG dans sa campagne mondiale de santé publique « For A Better Life » (Pour une meilleure vie), dont ont bénéficié plus de 300 apprentis à travers le monde depuis son lancement en 2016.

À propos de XCMG

Créée il y a 74 ans, XCMG est une société manufacturière multinationale qui fabrique des machines lourdes. Elle occupe actuellement la sixième place mondiale dans l’industrie des machines de construction. La société exporte dans plus de 182 pays et régions du globe.

Pour en savoir plus, veuillez consulter le site : www.xcmg.com, ou les pages de XCMG sur Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn et Instagram.

Varian Signs Partnership Agreement with Mediheal to Support Cancer Care in Kenya

PALO ALTO, California and NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Varian (NYSE: VAR) signed a partnership agreement with Mediheal Group of Hospitals to expand access to radiotherapy in Kenya. This comprehensive partnership agreement includes the supply of advanced linear accelerators to five new radiotherapy centers across Kenya, as well as service, training and research collaboration opportunities. The equipment to be supplied will comprise one Varian TrueBeam® system and four Varian Halcyon systems.

According to the World Health Organization, the cancer burden is growing rapidly in Kenya. Currently over 40,000 patients are diagnosed with cancer each year in the country.

“Supplying equipment is only part of the solution,” said Varian president and CEO, Dow Wilson. “By partnering with a visionary hospital network like Mediheal, we seek to address the entire cancer care continuum, from human capacity development to treatment to long-term sustainability.”

The signing ceremony on June 29, 2018 was witnessed by U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce Gil Kaplan, who led the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) delegation to Ethiopia, Kenya, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. Varian CEO Dow Wilson is a member of the PAC-DBIA. Health leaders from the Kenyan government also joined the signing ceremony, including Cabinet Secretary of Health Sicily Kariuki and Principal Secretary of Health Peter Tum.

“The Ministry of Health will also leverage the centers once established so that they can contribute to improved cancer care and evidence-based policy development,” remarked Cabinet Secretary Kariuki during the event.

Over the next seven years, Varian and Mediheal will work together to realize the goals of the agreement. “Varian and Mediheal’s partnership is the beginning of the fight against cancer in Kenya,” stated Hon. Dr. S.R. Mishra, Mediheal Chairman.

About Varian
Varian is a leader in developing and delivering cancer care solutions and is focused on creating a world without fear of cancer. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, Varian employs approximately 7,000 people around the world. For more information, visit http://www.varian.com and follow @VarianMedSys on Twitter.

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Two arrested for school burglary

KING WILLIAM’S TOWN: Dutywa Police Detectives arrested two (2) men aged 22 and 24 for burglary in business. Both suspects were arrested on Thursday, 06 September 2018. It is alleged that a Junior Secondary School was broken into on the 24th August 2018 during the night at Laza Locality, Nqabarha Village, Dutywa.

The Computers and the CPUs of the school were stolen. The Computers and the CPUs were recovered from the suspects. They are valued R17 000. The suspects will appear before the Dutywa Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 10 September 2018 on charges of burglary in business.

Source: South African Police Service

Varsity Football semi-finalists decided in thrilling final round robin

North-West University Noble Boys emerge victorious against University of Johannesburg in their seventh and final round of the 2018 Varsity Football tournament on Thursday night in Mafikeng.

The sizzling goal from NWU right wing, Banele Hlophe, put an end to University of Johannesburg’s unbeaten streak in the tournament and stopped all ambitions of a revenge from UJ over last year’s thrashing in their back yard.

The win by the Noble Boys came on the back of unsatisfactory performance against Wits, Tshwane University of Technology, and most recently Tuks. Although the win by NWU was a much needed relief, it wasn’t enough to secure them a spot in the semi-finals.

This game was always going to come down to probabilities for us. However, I am happy with the focus of the players and the fight that they took to our challenger’s doorstep. It wasn’t easy but through determination we were able to emerge victorious, said NWU coach, Monde Hlatswayo.

We always go out to win and represent the institution with pride, and this game wasn’t any different. The objective was crystal clear: to get maximum results at home and play for our supporters, he added.

Fixture: Wits vs TUT

TUT break Wits’ unbeaten home run

The final round of the group phase of the Varsity Football tournament was played on Thursday evening, with Wits University hosting the Tshwane University of Technology at the Bidvest Stadium in Johannesburg, as TUT won 4-2, with both teams securing semi-final spots.

With Wits already having confirmed their spot in the semi-final stage of the tournament, it was just a matter of securing a home semi-final for the hosts. TUT on the hand, had it all to do, with only a win securing them a passage through to the last four. The men from Pretoria did just that, thanks to a hatrick from Godfrey Mahlala and a goal late on from Emmanuel Mahlangu, that saw TUT win 4-2.

The first half started with the visitors looking threatening very early on, creating opportunities that Wits managed to clear. TUT’s persistence in attack did eventually pay off just after the 15th minute mark, when Godfrey Mahlala received a ball in-front of the Wits box, which he quickly trapped and released a thunderbolt to send his team into an early lead.

Wits did not take too long to get back in the game, with Baliwe Moyakhe silencing the away end, after he received a cross from the left-hand side to calmly slide the ball past TUT shot stopper Sikhumbuzo Ncube for the equalizer. The game was then a very hot affair with both teams enjoying a fair share of opportunities, before Wits defender Kal Laing brought down a TUT player in the box, with the referee immediately pointing to the penalty spot. Godfrey Mahlala stepped up and sent Wits goalie Daniel Meyer the wrong way and TUT into a 2-1 lead going into the break.

The second half commenced with the Witsies leveling matters, courtesy of a well taken goal from the skipper Tshireletso Motsogi. Wits looked to grow in confidence after that, but TUT were always able to tame them. The visitors eventually took more control of the game after the 60th minute, looking dangerous every time they went forward. The goal did eventually come for TUT, with Mahlala producing yet another stunning shot that got him his hatrick and his team a 3-2 lead.

After conceding Wits hugged and puffed going in search of an equalizer but Emmanuel Mahlangu killed the home sides hopes of a comeback, when he pushed the ball beyond Meyer and make it 4-2 with just 2 minutes to go in the game. In the end TUT held onto secure a win and spot in the semi-final against their neighbours UP-Tuks, whilst Wits will make the short trip to Soweto, to play their rivals UJ. The loss is Wits’ first one at home this season, after previously winning 3 games and drawing 1.

Scores

Wits: 2

Goals: Baliwe Moyakhe, Tshireletso Motsogi

TUT: 4

Goals: Godfrey Mahlala (3), Emmanuel Mahlangu

Fixture: UKZN vs UL

University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) finally bagged in a victory in the bottom-of-the-table clash against University of Limpopo UL in the last round. USSA champions UKZN finally claimed all three points in the bottom-of-the-table clash against fellow debuting UL.

The match began very slowly with slippery weather conditions proving to affect the match. Half-time came with the match still goalless.

The deadlock was soon to be broken by UKZN’s Bongumenzi Zulu in the 79th minute when he nodded home a beautiful curved in cross. Following a constant going down of the UL players six minutes of stoppage time were added by the referee.

Just when everyone thought that the match result was final, two late goals were bagged by in-form Ziyanda Ndlovu and talismanic captain Nqubeko Dlamini.

The match ended 3-0 to UKZN, with UKZN relieved to hand UL the wooden spoon of the tournament.

Source: South African Football Association

Deputy Minister Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu hosts 9-9-9 Campaign against Foetal Alcohol Syndrome community dialogue in Keimos

Women who consume alcohol during pregnancy should be arrested, Deputy Minister Bogopane-Zulu tells the community of Keimoes

The community dialogues of the 9-9-9 Campaign Against Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) which is championed by the Deputy Minister of Social Development, Mrs Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu, are currently underway at the Cacadu Tribal Council in Umtata, Eastern Cape.

The campaign, which aims to create awareness about the dangers associated with consuming alcohol during pregnancy, is in line with the mandate of the Department of Social Development (DSD) to lead in the implementation of innovative prevention programmes to achieve the vision of a society free of drug abuse as set in the National Drug Master Plan.

According to statistics, South Africa is currently leading globally with a FAS prevalence of 6-29%. Out of 187 countries, a rate of 111 per 1,000 people are born with the condition in South Africa.

We cannot be leaders in such. We need to be achievers in positive things. Consuming alcohol during pregnancy is robbing babies of their future and robbing our communities of even more. Drinking during pregnancy should be a criminal offence. Women who drink during pregnancy should be locked up, said Deputy Minister Bogopane-Zulu to the community of Keimoes in the Northern Cape on day six of the nine-day long campaign.

She then encouraged the community to share their experiences with FAS at which point an elderly lady, who has two grandchildren born with FAS, shared her day-to-day trauma. My daughter gave birth to twins some years ago. They both have the condition but one is worse than the other. You can imagine how as twins, they are obviously compared to one another all the time. It is enough that they both have FAS but to now also have one struggling more than the other makes it unbearable at school and at home. My daughter still continues to drink. I do not think she realises the damage she has caused. I urge the community to help women to stop drinking, especially during pregnancy, she pleaded.

Deputy Minister Bogopane-Zulu, responding to a number of problems that were raised by the community of this small town just outside of Upington, added that there are other DSD programmes that should work hand-in-hand with the 9-9-9 Campaign in order for the campaign’s goals to be achieved.

Behavioural change is not a short-term initiative. We cannot sit here and say we need women to stop drinking during pregnancy and expect results tomorrow. It does not work like that. We need to engage constantly and make use of available programmes to ensure long-term results, she said and mentioned the following currently-running programmes that DSD is involved in:

Binge Drinking

Behavioural Change

Under Age Drinking

Smart Drinking Squad

Don’t Drink and Walk

Drug Awareness

Children from a nearby primary school, Keimoes RK Laerskool, who joined the dialogues to entertain the participants with traditional song and dance, also expressed how they can recognise children with FAS because of their different features. They have small eyes, small faces, thin lips but their heads and ears are big. They look different, said one grade 8 pupil.

The FAS dialogues are continuing tomorrow at the Osizweni Special School, in Mpumalanga. The campaign drive in Osizweni will be different in a sense that the Department of Social Development, in partnership with the MTNSA Foundation, will also be launching computer laboratories with specialised programmes for children with FAS. The two computer centres will be at the Osizweni and Basizeni Special Schools in Embalenhle – Mpumalanga.

Source: Government of South Africa