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Linden larceny accused remanded to prison

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first_imgA Lindener who was charged with the offence of breaking and entering and larceny was remanded to prison by Magistrate Clive Nurse on Tuesday when he made an appearance at the Linden Magistrates’ Courts. The defendant, Paul Marciano is accused of stealing a flatscreen television, an amplifier and a mixer from the business place of Audie Webster, situated at Burnham Drive, Wismar, Linden between October 29 and October 31, 2017.Several witnesses were called to testify, including Webster, who gave further evidence in the case and positively identified the stolen items in court. One witness testified that the defendant tried to sell him the stolen amplifier. The matter was adjourned until March 8, 2018 where further evidence would be presented.last_img

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END OF A SWEET DREAM Would-be San Pedro gelato shop owner dies before he could open doors

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first_imgAfter spending nearly two years struggling to get all the business licenses, building permits and health department approvals for Port Gelato on Seventh Street, Cooper was just weeks away from opening when he died. “He put his life savings into opening that dream of his,” said Mike Caccavalla, owner of Downtown Subs and More on Sixth Street. “Every day that shop’s doors were closed, he was losing money, and it was extremely stressful. I can honestly say that business killed him.” Cooper was a popular face in the port town. He often stopped to chat with other business owners and discuss his latest hurdle with city bureaucracy. “I remember all summer long we waited for him to open his store and we’d tease back and forth,” said Sylvia Caccavalla, owner of Boca Activewear on Sixth Street. “I would tell him I need an ice cream today and he would say, `I’m doing all I can, just working on health permits.”‘ Family members recall Cooper’s sense of humor and his enthusiasm for trying new things, like windsurfing, refereeing his son’s soccer games and teaching English in Indonesia. “He was always really excited and liked to do unusual things – like open an ice cream shop,” his wife said. “We had big plans together. We wanted to raise the children and be happy, and I wanted him to do what he loved to do.” Cooper spent nearly every day, including his last, trying to get his gelato shop up and running. Knowing how much having his own business meant to him, Cooper’s friends hope to open Port Gelato in tribute to his efforts and dedication. “I don’t care if we need to buy dry ice to keep the ice cream cold, we’re going to open up that shop, even if it’s only for one day,” Sylvia Caccavalla said. On the day of his death, Copper came home complaining of a stomachache and said he thought he might have a kidney stone. Later that night, his condition worsened. His son wrapped him in a blanket and called his mother, who was driving home from a dinner event. When his wife arrived, she called 911 and paramedics took Cooper to a local hospital, where he died. On Tuesday afternoon, a white van was parked in front of what was once going to be Port Gelato. Inside, a man sat alone eating a burrito. “I’m eating lunch with my friend,” John Ryan said. “He was so close to his dream that it’s hard to fathom that he’s dead. I don’t think it’s all really sunk in for me yet.” In addition to his wife, Cooper is survived by his parents, Harry and Barbara Cooper; and seven children, Harrison, Dylan, Robin, Morgan, Chinta, Spring and Kim. Funeral services will be Thursday at Mount Sinai Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills. A reception will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Cabrillo Beach Bathhouse, 3800 Stephen M. White Drive. megan.bagdonas@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.But the retired LAUSD schoolteacher will never scoop out that first dessert. Cooper died Saturday of a heart attack. He was 64. Born Dec. 21, 1942, in Los Angeles, Cooper moved to San Pedro 17 years ago. He worked as a special education teacher, but had recently focused on opening the ice cream store. “He dedicated his life to ice cream,” said his wife, Wanti Cooper. “He was so excited to open that ice cream shop for the people of San Pedro and build a future for our children.” By Megan Bagdonas STAFF WRITER Peering through the dusty windows of the unfinished gelato shop in downtown San Pedro is glimpsing a dream interrupted. Cluttered paperwork is piled beside an open can of iced tea. Rolled-up building plans lay near empty ice cream coolers. Even a few lights remain on, as if owner Jan Cooper had just stepped out. last_img
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Prostitute given €1,200 to go home to Romania caught again in brothel

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first_imgA prostitute who was part of a group of women given €1,200 by a Judge to leave Ireland in 2014 has appeared before the same Judge again charged with running a brothel.Mikaela Niculae, 39, was arrested by Gardai in Letterkenny charged with prostitution last weekend. She was one of two Romanian women operating the brothel at Farleigh House, Letterkenny when it was raided by Gardai.Garda Joe English told Letterkenny District Court that they found five mobile phones, €60 in cash, a receipt for a money transfer to Romania for €500 and a receipt for €120 to the Escort Ireland website.Another woman  Elena Florea, 36, was also charged with prostitution on the same date in the same apartment.Garda English told the court that Ms Niculae had been before Letterkenny District court in June 2014 where she was part of a group of six prostitutes who were given €1,200 by Judge Paul Kelly to fly back to Romania.The money came from a sum of €5,890 seized by Gardai in a brothel at the time.It later transpired that the other prostitute, Ms Florea, had been given the probation act when she appeared before Letterkenny District Court last November, also charged with prostitution.Garda English told the court that both women admitted they were taking part in prostitution and had plans to fly to Spain where solicitor Frank Dorrian said prostitution was legal.Mr Dorrian said both women were under pressure from back home in Romania to make money and that by taking out public adverts on the contacts website, there was a chance they would be caught.Judge Paul Kelly fined both women €500 and made a destruction order for their working mobile phones.Two other Spanish women were also charged with running another brothel in Letterkenny when they also appeared at Letterkenny District Court today.Concepcion Esono Avomo, aged 30, and Ernesta Nchama Ondo, aged 46, were both found at an apartment at 83b, Lower Main Street, Letterkenny on Saturday night last, February 18th at 11.50pm.Both admitted to running a brothel and said they had charge a client €70 earlier that evening for sex.Garda Joe English said that neither women were under duress to operate the brothel and had advertised their services on the Escort Ireland contacts website.The court was told that four phones, a laptop computer, a money transfer receipt to Spain for €350 and €70 in cash was found in the flat.Judge Kelly fined both women €350 and ordered a destruction order on their work-phones.The raids are part of a number of brothel raids across Letterkenny in recent months.Prostitute given €1,200 to go home to Romania caught again in brothel was last modified: February 20th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:brotheldonegalprostituteRomaniasexlast_img read more

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GAA NEWS: SEAN MACCUMHAILLS CLUB NOTES

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first_imgSEAN MAC CUMHAILLS V GLENFINNFt Mac Cumhaills 1-11 Glenfinn 0-11 Scorers for Mac Cumhaills. Darren Mc Gowan 0-01, Joe Dunnion 0-02, Gavin Gallagher0-01, Barney Lafferty 0-02,David White 0-01, Darren O Leary 0-03,Benny Mc Loughlin 1-01. Glenfinn started this game brightly and were a point up after 10 mins. In this fast flowing game Mac Cumhaills settled in well and scored 1-03 without reply. Ht score was SMC 1-06 Glenfinn 0-06. A very even second half, with both teams scoring 5 points a piece. Mac Cumhaills won this game comfortably. A very good result for Mac Cumhaills. Well done lads.SEAN MAC CUMHAILLS V GLENFINN RESERVES FT SMC 0-11 Glenfinn 0-09Scorers. Shane Duffy 0-01, Chris Gallen 0-02, Michael Lynch 0-01, Packie Gallen 0-02, Stephen Mulligan 0-03, Ryan Duffy 0-01, Mickey Patton 0-01.A very good team performance, this result has Mac Cumhaills pushing for a top place in the Div 2 Reserves. Both teams away to Naomh Mhuire next Sunday.SEAN MAC CUMHAILLS V ADARAGH 3rd TEAMFT Mac Cumhaills 2-13 Ardaragh 0-08.SEAN MAC CUMHAILLS V BURT SENIOR HURLINGFT Mac Cumhaills 3-08 Burt 1-12. A great result lads. Well done.FIXTURES. Seniors/ Reserves away to Naomh Mhuir. SundaySenior Hurlers home to St Eunans. Wed.U8’s home to Buncrana.Please keep an eye on our Facebook page as we will update any information as soon as we receive CAMOGIE FEILE FINALS.Well done to our U14’s took part in the Camogie Feile finals held in Dublinlast weekend.CLG Naomh Mearnog, Portmarnock, was the host club for the girls. The reception and welcome given to Mac Cumhaills was second to none.The girls did Mac Cumhaills proud. Congratulations to all players and coaches.MAC CUMHAILLS LOTTOThere were no winners of the lotto this week. Numbers were 11, 16, 18 and 24.There was 1 match 3 winner. M Harkin receives €150€2 weekly or a yearly subscription for the Club Lotto is €100€5 weekly or a yearly subscription for the Club Lotto is €240.Contact any club committee member for detailsIF YOU’RE NOT IN, YOU CAN’T WIN!!!!!!!UNDERAGE TRAININGTraining for underage teams is as follows,Under 6’s Boys and Girls: Wed 6.00pm. On Astro pitch Contact Alan Martin 0861723899Under 8’s: Boys and Girls : Wed 6.00 on Training pitch.Contact Noel Doherty 0866028868Under 10’s Boys. Wed 6.00pm on Training pitch.Contact John Burke 0868185915Under 12’s Boys.Tuesdays 6.00-7.15. Contact Luke Gavigan 0877980865Under 12/14 Girls. Sunday 12.00pm Contact Olivia Finn 0879673264.Camogie: Under 12/14 Tues 6.00-7.00.All ages Fri 6.00-7.00pm.Training for girls football 14-18 is on Thurs 5.45pm and Sundays 11.45am.New players welcome. Contact Michael Gordon 0877941058FOR SALEClub socks and togs for children up to age 14 and Canning hurls from sizes 26 – 35.Also we have new gear bags for sale. €15.These can be purchased from the club on Tue and Wed at 7.00pmSIGNS.Anyone wishing to take a sign in a prime location on a gable wall, please contact Alan Or Peter.MAC CUMHAILL’S BINGOMac Cumhaill’s Weekly Bingo is in The Villa Rose this week at 8.30pm. Everyone Welcome.CLUB MEETING’SClub meetings will be held on the Last Monday of every Month at the Clubhouse. Any person wishing to get involved in the club please come along or contact any member.The Clubhouse bar is now taking bookings for parties: Contact Simon at 085 1503092 for more informationGAA NEWS: SEAN MACCUMHAILLS CLUB NOTES was last modified: July 9th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Sean MacCumhaill GAA noteslast_img read more

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GAA: ST MARY’S CONVOY CLUB NEWS – CONGRATS TO U-21 COUNTY CHAMPS!

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first_imgCongratulations to St  Marys U21 lads (above) who defeated Naomh Brid in Donegal Town on Sunday to become the County ChampsWell done to you all a very closely contested game with a great overall team performance St Marys went on to win by a point final score 2-08 to 13pts. Bingo continues in hall on Tues @9 lotto reult CK,LM,DB,FH I Matched 3 Barry Harkin ConvoyA Srictly Come Dancing will take place on the 28th of Oct doors open @7 and the show begins @ 8 in The Silver Tassie LetterkennyTickets are €15 for Adults and €10 for u 14Dancers taking part are Ryan Kettle ,Julia Blake,Anthony Browne,Ciara Foy,Brian mc Elwaine,Shannon Mc Laughlin,Kristopher Moore ,April Moore,Keelan     Gillen ,Packie  Mailey,Sabrina Barnett,Paul Mc Mullan,Kay Bonner,Grainne Reid and John Doherty , Sinead  Kelly ,Louise Doherty, Terence Quinn and John Anthony Mc Mullan.. Tickets are selling fast and are available from Dancers and Commitee members Please support what promises to be a fun filled night and also a special appearance by the Minor Lads and Lassies .Minors boys have Semi-Final v Glenfin on Sat @3 at St Marys pitch Come along and support the lads .U 13 boys have a friendly on Wed at home Throw in at 7Training for underage continues @6.30 on Friday evening help is needed due to the large number of children attending.Anyone interested in keeping fit a jogging group meets each Monday @7 across from Breens in Convoy for all ages and abilities feel free to come along.  GAA: ST MARY’S CONVOY CLUB NEWS – CONGRATS TO U-21 COUNTY CHAMPS! was last modified: October 15th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAA: ST MARY’S CONVOY CLUB NEWS – CONGRATS TO U-21 COUNTY CHAMPS!last_img read more

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SA crime-busting tools get global nod

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first_imgRay Maota Crime Line with support from the police has since its inception been responsible for over 1 400 arrests and R41-million in seizures. (Image: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. For  more free photos, visit the image library) Yusuf Abramjee, the head of Crime Line, said that the initiative was humbled by the honours and would like to thank all tipsters and their partners in fighting crime. (Image: Flickr) MEDIA CONTACTS • Yusuf Abramjee  Head: Crime Line  +27 82 441 4203 RELATED ARTICLES • SA toughens fight against crime • Direct access to top cops’ numbers • New campaign for a better SA • SA gets tough on traffic crimeSouth African crime-prevention and tip-off services, Crime Line and Crime Stop, have been recognised internationally for the role they play in combating criminal activity.Crime Line and Crime Stop received three awards during the 32nd Crime Stoppers International (CSI) conference held in Montego Bay, Jamaica, from 23 to 26 October 2011.The two initiatives also scooped three awards at the 2010 CSI conference for outstanding print, radio and television advertising campaigns.Michael Gordon Gibson, CSI president, said: “South Africa is leading the way on many fronts and we are extremely proud of their achievements, especially over the past year.”Yusuf Abramjee, head of Crime Line, said: “The world has recognised our achievements and it’s something that South Africa should be proud of. We thank the thousands of anonymous tipsters and our partners for the successes.”Abramjee also thanked the South African Police Service for acting on the tip-offs, which have led to many arrests and seizures.South Africa will bid to host the 2014 CSI conference. It is being held in Las Vegas, US, in 2012 and will be held in Europe in 2013.Abramjee said he is confident the country will win the 2014 bid.Fighting crimeCrime Line is a Primedia Group initiative launched in 2007 and is aimed at preventing, decreasing and ridding the country of criminal elements.It was the first programme of its kind to introduce text-message technology for whistle-blowing.Individuals in South Africa can text-message their tip-offs to 32111 for R1 (US 14 cents) any time, day or night. Crime Line also has a website that features the photographs of wanted criminals and lists numbers of who to contact with a lead.Since its inception, Crime Line has been responsible for over 1 400 arrests and R41-million (US$5.3-million) in seizures.Crime Stop is a police initiative, which operates call centres around the country aimed at receiving tip-offs of criminal activity. The local toll-free number for tipsters is 08600 10111.Both these initiatives promise anonymity for information supplied, thereby protecting the whistle-blower.Abramjee, Major-General Vinesh Moonoo and Colonel Dr Attie Lamprecht from the police service were added to the CSI’s board of directors in 2010.Lamprecht said: “We are proud of our achievements and the successful partnership we have with Crime Line.“The CSI awards mean a lot to us and we are delighted. We will continue to spread the message and encourage communities to blow the whistle on crime.”Awarding excellenceThe crime tip-off bodies won the Productivity Award for the number of arrests and recovered stolen property in communities with over 5-million inhabitants.They also won two Media Awards for their special TV reports on criminals and criminal activity, and for their special print campaigns urging the community to speak out about known crime.Abramjee said: “We are delighted to have won the top awards again. We are humbled and we thank the public and our partners for the support.“We also salute the production team at Primedia Broadcasting that resulted in us winning the television-audio visual category.”The production teams from Primedia’s radio stations, including Talk Radio 702, 94.7 Highveld Stereo, 567 Cape Talk and 94.5 Kfm, produced a special report of the initiative’s achievements during its anniversary earlier this year.A few months ago Crime Line ensured that newspaper photographs were published of men wanted by police for a spate of ATM bombings, and this led to arrests within days.CSI has praised a group of newspapers from the Independent Group for supporting Crime Line.Leading from the frontNot only does Abramjee promote civic participation in the fight against crime, he has also been involved in a police sting operation, leading from the front.This operation came after Abramjee uncovered a multimillion-rand school subsidy scam and was offered a bribe to keep quiet about it.The reverend who ran the two schools, and was allegedly pocketing the state subsidies, offered Abramjee R7-million ($905 000) for his silence.When Abramjee went to “collect” the first instalment of the bribe, he took police officers with him and they arrested the man on the spot.He is now facing charges of fraud and corruption.last_img read more

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Xhosa design a hit on global catwalks

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first_img03 May 2016When Laduma Ngxokolo’s mother Lindelwa taught him to knit, she sparked a love of fashion that inspired him to become a designer. Today her son’s collections are showcased on the catwalks of Europe’s fashion capitals. And earlier this year he walked away with the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa Award at the 2016 Design Indaba. These are some of Laduma Ngxokolo’s designs from his women’s collection. (Image: MaXhosa by Laduma)The beginningWhen he was in Grade 8, Lindelwa sat Ngxokolo down and taught him how to use the family knitting machine. Knitting became his hobby, and changed his life. He went on to study textile design and technology at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) in Port Elizabeth.“I was influenced greatly by my mother as I grew up doing craftwork and beadwork with her,” he told digital publishing company Between 10 and 5 in an interview. “I believe that that was the beginning of my design experience.”The researchHis 2010 thesis project revolved around innovation. Inspired by traditional Xhosa patterns he designed a range for initiates to wear. This project was the first stitch in his knitwear company – MaXhosa by Laduma – and also his winning submission to an international design competition sponsored by the Society of Dyers and Colourists.“This gave me the opportunity to speak about my project at Design Indaba 2011, which led to a lot of positive press coverage. It ultimately helped me establish my knitting brand in February 2011.”His own Xhosa initiation, in 2011, confirmed to Ngxokolo that there is a market for his brand. “I felt that the outfits for the initiation ritual were too westernised. Xhosa initiation is a traditional ritual and even though we are all living in a modern time, I felt that there should still be an element that resembles the Xhosa culture.” The designs of MaXhosa by Laduma are showcased on international catwalks, such as in Milan, Italy. (Image: MaXhosa by Laduma)Ngxokolo’s creations are inspired by his Xhosa background and the local mohair industry. Visits to the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum helped him discover the richness and creativity of Xhosa cultural beadwork. Incorporating those designs into his own work have helped him celebrate and preserve his own cultural identity.“I also decided to use mohair from my hometown and discovered that Port Elizabeth has the biggest mohair industry in the world, and has the biggest wool industry in Africa. So I decided to take advantage of the local material, which is usually exported.”Many accoladesNgxokolo was fortunate in his choice of university. He arrived in the year the institution set up an Art and Design Incubator. NMMU provided him with seed capital to start MaXhosa, but his ongoing success is also a result of his talent and hard work.His sister Tina, also a designer, has become one of Ngxokolo’s collaborators at MaXhosa. According to the MaXhosa blog, he has also worked with several Norwegian entrepreneurs, and given the chance to showcase their joint creations in Norway.In 2014 he won a WeTransfer-sponsored two-year scholarship to study for a Masters in Material Futures at London’s prestigious Central St Martins of the University of the Arts.That same year he received a standing ovation for his Buyel’mbo women’s range at Johannesburg Fashion Week. He described this local appreciation as overwhelming, even more than being identified as 2015’s Vogue Italia Scouting for Africa prize winner.According to the international news broadcasting agency BBC, most of his sales are from Merchants on Long in Cape Town. Ngxokolo also has an online store.South Africa.info reporterlast_img read more

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SA olive oils winning awards

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first_imgMusa Mkalipi Nick Wilkinson, SA Olive chairperson says that consumption of olive oil in SA has grown by roughly 20% per annum over the past eight years.(Image: Suidwes) The olive oil industry is one of the fastest growing agricultural activities in the South Africa.(Image:fornobravo)MEDIA CONTACTS • Nick Wilkinson  SA Olive chairperson   +27 82 688 0578 RELATED ARTICLES • SA olive oil is the best, study shows • SA olive oil hit in Italy • Paying it forward with goat farming • Kilimo Salama farmers’ safetyFive locally produced olive oils were named the Absa top five olive oils at this year’s South African Olive Oil Awards. The oils were judged by a panel of qualified olive oil tasters. The top five places were taken by Porterville Olives, which claimed two positions, followed by De Rustica Olive, Gabrielskloof and Rio Largo Olive Estate. All the oils were in the intense style, which is characterised by a bitter and spicy taste. Other styles are medium, which is semi bitter, grassy and clean, as well as the delicate style, which is a milder oil used for delicate dishes.The competition gave recognition to and rewarded producers that attained different technical levels of quality with bronze, silver and gold medals. A total of 43 oils received gold medals, 13 for intense quality olive oils, 24 for medium and six for delicate style; 39 received silver medals while 14 received bronze medals. “We can say unequivocally that the vast majority of locally produced extra virgin olive oils are of a superior standard,” said Nick Wilkinson, the chairman of the SA Olive Industry Association (SAO). SAO is a non-profit association that represents the common interests of the South African olive industry. The tastings and awards were made over a period of four days in August. Marbrin Olive Growers, nestled in Robertson in the Breede River Valley in Western Cape, was one of the winners, bagging a total of three gold medals. Briony Coetsee, the marketing manager at the farm, was pleased with the win; however, she said that the olive oil industry was not without its trials. “The success is not financial yet as South Africans do not appreciate locally produced products.” Another big winner was Oakhurst Olives from Tulbagh, also in Western Cape. It was the recipient of two gold medals as well as two silver medals. Pieter du Toit, the managing director of Oakhurst, said that this showed the farm was producing good olive oil. This year’s South African Olive Oil Awards had a record number of more than a hundred entries, representing a 58% increase over 2012. It was the highest number of locally produced oils to compete in the competition since its inception eight years ago. “The judges follow an internationally recognised method of scoring the oils within categories of delicate, medium and intense. The oil is judged for its aroma, bitterness and pungency as well as the balance between these characteristics,” explained Wilkinson. The entries went through a series of blind tastings by the panel of judges using an internationally recognised method of scoring the oils. “Olive oil must have a great smell and must smell like something green such as grass or olive leaves. It must also be free of any defects,” said Benedetta Lami, one on the judges. Other categories included the Lifelong Achievement Award, given to the judging panel for their contribution to the local olive industry. Recipients included Gerrie Duvenage, Reni Hildenbrand, Louise Rabie, Robert Claasens, Leonard Arangies, Lami and Anna-Marie Ferreira. Lastly, the Mentorship Award was given to individuals who mentored the new generation of olive growers. All entries included a chemical analysis of the oil. A booming industry South Africa is one of the leading olive oil producers in the world based on quality, taking top positions at international olive oil competitions, says the Olive Oil Times. Production in the country has doubled in the last four years and with current trees planted growth will continue annually, with the expectation of import replacement. Consumption of olive oil has grown by roughly 20% a year over the last eight years says SAO. Approximately six million litres is consumed, of which two million is produced locally. Olive farming is one of the fastest growing agricultural activities in the country, with over 70 registered producers. South Africa produces 3 000 tons of olives each year, while 2 000 tons are imported. Wilkinson said: “A small percentage of South African production is exported but this is increasing annually due to the superior quality of South African production. The retailers are the biggest importers, either directly or through their respective agents.” Challenges in the industry The olive oil industry is not without challenges. South African olive oil prices are higher than those of imported oils. Coetsee said this was due to the incorrect labelling of internationally manufactured oils as they were not always entirely extra virgin. South Africa follows International Olive Council guidelines in ensuring that the best oils are produced. A large percentage of imported oil that claims to be extra virgin olive oil is not always the real deal. SAO said that testing carried out on two occasions of randomly selected extra virgin olive oil labels showed that up to 60% of the imports were either inferior quality olive oil or adulterated oil, namely containing a blend of seed oils or deodorised oil or pomace oil. SAO added that the European Union subsidised its producers, effectively keeping their nationals in employment. South Africa received the lower quality of European production, but it was often superior in packaging, which often pushed consumers to think that the content in the bottle matched the quality of the label. Wilkinson said the South African producers had applied for a countervailing duty equal and opposite to the European Union subsidy so that the country could compete on price on a level playing field. “We need to educate the consumer into the benefits of using quality extra virgin olive oil as against the poorer quality and fraudulent oils which have questionable health benefits. In the end you get what you pay for.” Location, location, location The first olive trees in South Africa were planted by Jan van Riebeeck, first founder and commander of Cape Town, at his farm Boschenheuvel in the Cape in 1661. Olive farms are still mainly situated in the Western Cape province, because of its climate, which is very similar to that of Mediterranean countries, with cool, wet winters and hot, dry summers. There are, however, farms in Gauteng, Northern Cape and Eastern Cape. The Cape Olive Route covers a large area of Western Cape, including the Breede Valley, Paarl region, Stellenbosch and Helderberg, Durbanville and the Overberg region. About 200 olive cultivars are found around the world, with 20 different cultivars grown in South Africa. The average olive tree takes about three to five years to grow to maturity. According to upmarket food and goods retailer Woolworths, the average 750ml bottle sells for about R90. Woolworths offers a wide range of olive oils sourced from a different manufacturers, a number of them in the Western Cape namely: Willow Creek ,In the Nuy Valley, Morgenster, a wine and olive estate in Somerset West, as well as Costas Estate in Paarl, to name a few. Olive oil is good for you The health benefits of olive oil are wide as it is a good source of vitamins A, K and E, which is a powerful antioxidant, as well as of iron, calcium, magnesium and potassium. SAO pointed out that olive oil contained high levels of monounsaturated fatty acids, which maintained the healthiest cholesterol balance. “Extra virgin olive oil is the top grade of olive oil and is produced by mechanical process below 28 degrees and must meet certain chemical criteria with no taste defects,” said Wilkinson. He added that it should contain the highest level of vitamins, antioxidants and polyphenols, which were the underlying attributes for the health benefits of using olive oil in your diet. Olive oil, especially extra virgin, contains tyrosol phenolic compounds such as oleuropein, an antioxidant derived from olive trees, and oleocanthal, a natural organic compound found in extra virgin olive oil. Together with vitamin E, they assist with fighting off cancers, inflammation, coronary artery disease and diabetes, among other ailments, according to Natural News.last_img read more

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Dimples Wig Hair Care Hairspray – 200ml : Firm hold but leaves wigs shinny.

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first_imgFirm hold but leaves wigs shinny. . Good product, does not feel hard. Gave a wonderful shine to all my wigs, and brushed out well. Left no build up of spray after using a few times before washing wig. Gave a good natural looking hold.Dimples Wig Hair Care Hairspray – 200mlGives desired shine and hold without stiffnessRecommended as the best brand for the use on wigs and hairpiecesEasy brush-out water soluble formulationDelicate scent that is not too strong with Anti Static formulationComes random in a white or black coloured bottle. As stated, arrived on time, pleased with product. Does the job and you dont even need to use it every day. For the last couple of years & it’s really good & brushes out easily. I’ve used for the last couple of years & it’s really good & brushes out easily x. Dimples Wig Hair Care Hairspray – 200ml : Firm hold but leaves wigs shinny. . Good product, does not feel hard. Gave a wonderful shine to all my wigs, and brushed out well. Does the job and you dont even need to use it every day. As stated, arrived on time, pleased with product. Have been using this product for a long time. Good hold, but brushes out easily. For the last couple of years & it’s really good & brushes out easily. I’ve used for the last couple of years & it’s really good & brushes out easily x. Have been using this product for a long time. Good hold, but brushes out easily. A have to product for artificial wigs regular hairspray ruins them. Does what it says on the tin and happy to recommend. . Does what it says on the tin and happy to recommend. A have to product for artificial wigs regular hairspray ruins them. Does what it says on the tin and happy to recommend. . Does what it says on the tin and happy to recommend. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2017-11-12 10:56:42Reviewed Item Dimples Wig Hair Care Hairspray – 200mlRating 4.0 / 5  stars, based on  15  reviewsPrice£8.99last_img read more

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Style Nuvo Baby, Girl Small Flower Daisy Headband – Red : Amazing!

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first_img Posted on May 8, 2019Author Nathalie DuboisCategories HeadbandsTags Style Nuvo Nice and simple But the elastic is so thin and thick that it looks like it hurts her head. I’m nearly 22 and i bought this for myself, i’ve used so many similar that just slip off my head, so thought i’d try a babies one, and it’s the best purchase i’ve made in a while. It doesn’t slip, don’t need to grip it, it’s not tight at all on my head, and the best part it lasted an evening of dancing without falling off. Will be buying more colours for myself soon :). Ordered lots of different colours, all great condition. Looked so petty on that i bought a fewmore in different colours. Would recommend to any one buying head bands. Looks great from outside and is cheap and cheerful SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2019-05-08 11:25:06Reviewed Item Style Nuvo Baby, Girl Small Flower Daisy Headband – RedRating 2.0 / 5  stars, based on  18  reviews A fantastic product that looks exactly as shown, fits my one year old and three year old perfectly, exceptional delivery – i had it within one day o ordering, overall i truly found this product to be of high quality and had great customer service from the sellers so thanks x. Great size for my baby, arrived quick and really good value, have a few different colours now xx x x. Nice and simple, would get 5 stars if it was made from satin or a softer material as long term use would probably not be good for babies front hair line. Used this so much on my daughter. Sat lovely on her head without digging in. These items arrived very fast and was well packaged. Will use again in the future. They are very soft on babies head. Bought for my 3 month old daughter, fitted perfectly, lovley little hairband. I would normally give this a 5 star but as there was a bit of glue on the inside i gave it 4. Bought 3 other colours which i would give 5. Looks great from outside and is cheap and cheerful. Exactly what i wanted and my baby girl looks so cute in it. I’ve ordered this hairband in every colour as they’re the only ones i can find that fit my daughter as she’s very small, the quality is great and the material is nice and soft for a baby’s sensitive skin. I would defo reccoment style nuvo fasted deliv ever. Lovely little head band , in all dif colours will look so cute on my friends daughter x. Style Nuvo Baby, Girl Small Flower Daisy Headband – RedBeautiful headband with super soft elastic which will fit a new baby to an adult.Style Nuvo products are top quality. Other sellers are selling (different) inferior products on this listing. For quality purchase from Style Nuvo.Flowers stand out in a lovely range of colours with diamante centre for a bit of bling!Style Nuvo Shipping within UK one business day by 1st class. Average 48 hours from purchase to delivery.SELECT OUR “SET OF 10” OPTION FOR BEST VALUE! gorgeouslast_img read more

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