JIS to Donate Heritage Material to Schools

first_imgJIS to Donate Heritage Material to Schools CultureOctober 8, 2012 RelatedJIS to Donate Heritage Material to Schools Advertisements RelatedJIS to Donate Heritage Material to Schoolscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Jamaica Information Service’s (JIS) annual Heritage Week activities get underway on Monday (Oct. 8), when a team from the agency will travel to the Job’s Hill All-Age School in St. Mary, to present educational material and interact with students and staff. Job’s Hill is the first of 12 schools to be visited by the agency over the Heritage Week period, which is being observed nationally from October 7-13 under the theme: ‘A Nation on a Mission, Our Heritage…The Foundation’. The selected institutions, covering the parishes of Westmoreland, Hanover, Trelawny, St. Ann, Manchester and St. Andrew, will receive books, posters and DVDS on the National Heroes and National symbols. The annual heritage package donations are part of the agency’s corporate social responsibility and are geared at providing valuable information on Jamaica’s rich history. The JIS has, over the years, embarked on a number of initiatives aimed at positively impacting the lives of Jamaica’s children, among which are the donation of educational material to schools, the annual Heritage Essay Competition, and the adoption of the Mount Olivet Boys’ Home in Manchester. The JIS also participates in career day activities, expositions, and facilitates tours of the agency’s offices by schools and youth groups. The agency is accepting entries for its Heritage Essay Competition, targeted at primary and preparatory level students ages nine to 12. In recognition of the 50th anniversary of Jamaica’s Independence, the topic for the competition this year is: ‘Fifty years later…Do we still need National Heroes?’ Essays should be emailed to [email protected] by midnight on Friday, October 26. RelatedJIS to Donate Heritage Material to Schoolslast_img read more

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Q&A: 574 head Max Mason on taking LSH sales online only

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Egypt’s legal system under siege, says Law Society

first_imgEgypt’s rule of law is being undermined by an authoritarian government which is routinely attacking legal process, lawyers and human rights defenders, the Law Society of England and Wales has warned.A report by the Law Society and the Tahir Institute for Middle East Policy found that, following amendments to the constitution in 2019, judicial appointments in Egypt can now be made by the president. There is no transparency in the selection of judges and appointment of prosecutors, it states.The factsheet also says that prolonged pre-trial detention, mass trials, and the use of the death penalty, especially for those critical of the government, have increased. Military courts can also try civilians without fair trial guarantees.According to the report, lawyers and human rights defenders are routinely subjected to enforced disappearances, harassment, arrest and prosecution and their work is being curtailed by the application of various laws.President of the Law Society Simon Davis said: ‘What is happening in Egypt demonstrates a flagrant disregard for a fundamental principle that underlies any free and fair society: the rule of law.‘The politicisation of key judicial and prosecutorial appointments has affected the separation of powers, which in turn has allowed the consolidation of authoritarian rule.’Likewise, lawyers must be able to provide legal representation freely and without hindrance to secure citizens’ constitutionally-guaranteed rights.’ The Law Society has submitted its concerns to the UN Human Rights Council with the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy. Among its recommendations, it says charges against lawyers and human rights defenders prosecuted for doing their work should be dropped immediately.last_img read more

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Munby: State ‘washed its hands’ of couple branded bigamists after court failures

first_imgFamously outspoken family judge Sir James Munby has berated the government over legal aid restrictions which left a divorced couple labelled as bigamists through no fault of their own.The retired family division president, sitting as a High Court judge in M v P (2019), said the state had ‘declined all responsibility’ for helping the parties despite ultimately landing them in this predicament.The couple had assumed their divorce was finalised by decree absolute in 2014 and each went on to marry again. But the process had been subject to fundamental errors by district judges who granted the decrees despite an administrative mistake on the petition which stated the couple had lived apart for two years. In fact they had actually only been married for 22 months, and the court was now required to decide whether the decree absolute was void or voidable.Munby said ‘serious mistakes’ were made by the court and by judges in not spotting and rectifying the original error, which was caused by one of the parties ticking the wrong box in the petition.  Sir James MunbySource: The TimesThe ‘human realities’, as Munby put it, were that not only might the couple have committed an offence, but in one case the wife had married a Brazilian national who might no longer be able to enter the UK.Munby ruled that the decrees were voidable and not void, partly due to there being no previous case to rely on, and partly due to the language and context of the legislation being discussed. Both remain valid and documents could be varied to reflect this.‘Parliament surely cannot have intended the injustice which will inevitably flow, not just to M and P but also to their new spouses, if the decrees are void,’ said Munby. He said the parties were the ‘innocent victims of failure by the court itself’ who had remarried in good faith and in reliance upon court orders.If judges were compelled to overturn such a court order then ‘surely the modern judicial conscience would revolt’, he added.Munby explained that P had been refused exceptional funding by the Legal Aid Agency on the basis she had an available net monthly income of £625.87 and her aggregate income exceeded the limit by £37. The idea these figures should justify her not receiving state aid was ‘unnourished by sense’, said the judge.Munby added: ‘What I was faced with here was the profoundly disturbing fact that P does not qualify for legal aid but manifestly lacks the financial resources to pay for legal representation in circumstances where, to speak plainly, it was unthinkable that she should have to face the Queen’s Proctor’s application without proper representation.‘The state has simply washed its hands of the problem, leaving the solution to the problem which the state itself has created to the goodwill, the charity, of the legal profession.’Munby reserved praise for the ‘professional dedication, commitment and sense of duty’ of Janet Bazley QC and Katherine Dunseath, instructed by Sundeep Budwal and Paul Nuttall of national firm Duncan Lewis, who represented the couple pro bono.But he added: ‘There is something profoundly distasteful when society, when government, relies upon this as an excuse for doing nothing, trusting to the professions to do the right thing which the state is so conspicuously unwilling to do or to provide for.’last_img read more

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Negrense Nonoy, Cuajao leave UST basketball, commit to DLSU

first_imgMark Nonoy, Vince Deo Cuajao. Photo: JACKSON CHUA On the other hand, Davaoeño Cuajao shared the same sentiment. MANILA – Negrense guard Mark Nonoy and Vince Deo Cuajao joined the growing list of University of Santo Tomas (UST) men’s basketball players who decided to bolt out of the team following the infamous “Sorsogon Bubble.” “Nagpapasalamat po ako ng buong puso sa buong UST community na binigyan n’yo po ako ng opportunity na ipakita kung anong galing mayroon ako,” the UAAP Season 82 Rookie of the Year added. “Ang dami kong natutunan sa kanila at minolde nila ang aking pagkatao. Hanggang sa huli, umaasa akong magkakaron ng linaw at maayos na patutunguhan ang team despite sa lahat ng pinagdaraanan namin,” Cuajao said. “Mabigat man ang loob ko, kinakailangan ko na talaga magdesisyon at maghanap ng katiyakan para sa career ko dahil dito ko binubuo ang pangarap ko para sa pamilya ko,” he added. “It was a hard decision for Mark and Deo to leave UST. They loved the school and the community,” Chua told Panay News. “It was a careful decision because their future is on the line here.” “Napakabigat man para sa loob ko, kinakailangan ko ng katiyakan sa aking career para makapag-focus ulit sa basketball dahil ilang weeks na akong binabagabag kung ano’ng kahihinatnan ng aming team,” Nonoy said. The La Carlota City, Negros Occidental-native Nonoy bade farewell to the Growling Tigers in a social media post citing UST’s lack of plan for its men’s basketball squad. Phenom Sports Management’s Jackson Chua, who handles both Nonoy and Cuajao, said the cagers are set to formalize their commitment with the De La Salle University Green Archers this afternoon.  Aside from Nonoy and Cuajao, others who left the Growling Tigers were CJ Cansino, Rhenz Abando, Brent Paraiso, Ira Bataller, and Ferdinand Asuncion./PNlast_img read more

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Wood takes victory at Pattana

first_imgIPGC Golf from The HavenMonday, June 8, Greenwood – StablefordAs the hopefuls gathered for a hearty breakfast the weather was rainy but as the skies brightened to the north east they set off, happy feet tripping their way to Greenwood where it turned out to be not as bright as Pattaya.  In spite of the ominous omens, a start was made but the first group had just made it through the second fairway, with the last group just teeing off when a huge deluge descended accompanied by flashes of lightning and heavy thunder, and as it appeared to be continuing for the foreseeable future a halt was called to the day’s golf.John Wood & Phil Cass. In spite of the signs advising that there were no rain checks to be had, the management was very accommodating, providing each player with a voucher for a green fee and cart fee to be used for their next visit to the course.Wednesday, June 10, Pattana B & C – Stableford(Yellow Tees)CSS 711st John Wood (24) 38pts2nd John Carlin (20) 37pts3rd Hal Hart (20) 36pts4th Walter Panichi (1) 35pts5th Vincent Gras (19) 35ptsFollowing Mondays’ cancellation, everyone was keen to get off for a full round of golf at the always immaculate Pattana where the B & C courses were the day’s test.  Following the area’s recent heavy rains the yellow tees were selected for play measuring just over 6,300 yards and with little run on the fairways.  The rain had also affected the green-keeper’s ability to cut the greens, leaving them slower than usual.John Wood had an exceptionally good day, which gleaned him yet another win to add to his total as he currently experiences a rare run of form.John Carlin also did very well to take second place just a single point behind after having made a strong run over the last four holes (scoring 10 points from them) but a weaker front nine had left him just a bit too much to do.Hal Hart took a very good third place with a level handicap round that promised much after the opening nine when he was four under handicap.  He started the back half with eight more points from the first three holes but unfortunately collapsed through the last six, scoring just a point from each.Walter Panichi had an outstanding back nine, shooting a one under gross 35 which helped him to win a count back for fourth by 20 to 17 to leave Vincent Gras in fifth place.Mike Hill had a quiet day until he reached the second hole on the C course where he slipped in a wonderful putt to clean out the rollover pot for the ‘2’s in the second division.Walter Panichi almost went even better but just missed out on winning an IPGC hole-in-one golf bag as he saw his 7-iron shot on the 156 yard seventh on the C course pull up just two inches from the hole.  It was so tantalizingly close to winning the bag but he had to settle for the solo 2 in the first division.Friday, June 12, Crystal Bay A & C – StablefordCSS 721st Phil Cass (16) 38pts2nd Markku Tynell (22) 33pts3rd Mike Hill (19) 32pts4th Hal Hart (21) 32pts5th Mick Lowe (16) 32ptsAfter a disappointing day the previous week at the sister course, it was a very pleasant surprise to find that the A & C courses at Crystal Bay were in much better condition, with the bunkers immaculate and the course in good shape considering the recent weather.  The caddies especially were several notches above their counterparts and seemed to be actually enjoying their day in the countryside.  All of which, added to the competitive pricing, made for an excellent day’s golfing.Phil Cass had a very nice outing, after he got over scratching the second hole, as he went on to take 18 points from the front and then 20 points from the back nine for a two under handicap round.  This was against a background of generally heavy going over a course made sodden by the recent rains in the area.Phil was the runaway winner by five clear from Markku Tynell in second, who never quite recovered from a poor starting nine but with a level handicap back nine had done enough to just keep ahead of a three-way count back for third place.  That was won by Mike Hill with 16 on the back nine as Hal Hart took fourth with 10 on the last six and Mick Lowe 7 after they had tied the nine on 14 each.There were no 2’s in the first division but Mick Lowe scored a wonderful ‘2’ on the 194-yard fifth on the A course, for the sole one in the second division to sweep the pot clean.Note: If you would like to play with The Haven group, you can contact 038 710 988 or call in to The Haven Hotel, 185 Soi 13, situated between Beach Road and 2nd Road. All transportation to the course is arranged and you do not need to sign up prior to the day, but you should be there by 8.15 on a Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on the days that you wish to play.  If you would like to leave your golf clubs at The Haven, there are usually lockers available at a nominal charge.  A schedule of courses to be played can be found on our web site at www.thehaven-hotel.com.last_img read more

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Sentinel grad, Kendra Wayling, joins Heat at Nationals

first_imgBy Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsKendra Wayling once again is bound for a major tournament.The Mount Sentinel Wildcats grad is in St. John’s, New Brunswick to compete in the Canada College Athletic Association Women’s Volleyball Championships.The top-ranked Heat bent but didn’t break against the longtime rival Vancouver Island University Mariners last month at UBCO gymnasium in Kelowna, winning the B.C. Championship for the third consecutive year in five sets (25-27, 25-19, 25-21, 20-25, 15-7).The Heat advanced to the final with a straight set win (25-20, 25-17, 25-16) over University of the Fraser Valley.Top-ranked UBCO opens the tournament Thursday at 2 p.m. PST against host St. Johns.The other teams in the eight-team field include FX Garneau of Quebec City, Mount Allison of Sackville, NB, Humber College of Toronto, Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island and Alberta reps Grand Prairie and Mount Royal College of Calgary.Semi finals go Friday with the final set for Saturday at 3 p.m. PST.Wayling, 21, is no stranger to the spotlight.During her senior year at Mount Sentinel the 5’9” middle player led the Cats not only to the B.C. High School A Girl’s Volleyball title, but also the B.C. High School A Girl’s Basketball crown.After graduating, Wayling, who lives in Castlegar, played a season in Idaho for Coeur d’ Alene College before taking a year off to rehab an injury knee.UBCO, entering Nationals with a 20-6 overall mark and 13-1 in BCCAA league play, heavily recruited Wayling to come to Kelowna to play this past season for the Heat.Kendra Wayling is the sister of Katie Wayling who attends Palm Beach State College, located 60 miles north of Miami in Lake Worth, [email protected]last_img read more

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Leaf Profile: Colton Malmsten looks ahead to better days for the boys in the Green and White

first_imgMalmsten is a spirited player who likes the rough going.Yellowknife, NWT.This is where the story begins for Colton Malmsten — a quiet young boy lacing up the skates at the tender age of four years old.Fast forward to the year 2011, and our hero is all grown up to a massive 6-foot and a muscular 175-pounds. He’s also feistier as the 18-year-old Northwest Territory native looks to mow down the opposition as a member of the Nelson Leafs hockey club.“I’m a rugged player who likes to play physical,” Malmsten said from inside the Leafs training room.“That’s the way I’ve always played . . . but I’m going to try to stay out of the box more this year. It’s been a problem of mine in the past. But it’s getting better.”Getting better?Well a little.Malmsten, who had 262 penalty minutes last season, has dropped to only 76 minutes in almost half the season played.Malmsten didn’t come to the Leafs straight from the Yellowknife. After a few years in northern Canada, the Malmsten family moved to Kelowna for a change of scenery.Playing most of his minor hockey career on rep teams, Malmsten graduated from the minor ranks to play for the Okanagan Rockets of the B.C. Major Midget League.However, before suiting up that season for the Rockets Malmsten attended the Leaf camp on the urging of a family friend.The decision paid dividends and started Malmsten junior hockey career.“A brother of one of my buddies played here in Nelson and his dad told me about the Leafs,” Malmsten, who played his first game Sunday in Beaver Valley after a short stint on the injury list.“I was already committed to playing Major Midget so I came to the Leafs camp to try affiliated with Nelson. It all turned out good and I got two games with the Leafs that season.”During his short stay in the Heritage City, Malmsten liked what he saw. The people were friendly and he loved the Nelson and District Community Complex Arena.So Malmsten decided to return to the Leaf camp last season, playing 44 games for the Green and White.“This is a great arena for junior B hockey,” said Malmsten, with nine goals and eight assists for 17 points this season for Nelson. “I never really wanted to play in Kelowna and  just love playing hockey in front of the Nelson fans every time we play a home game.”Malmsten’s gritty style of play may have been his undoing as the speedy winger missed a check in Fernie during a recent game against the Ghostriders.The result cost him a few games on the disabled list with an upper body injury.Of course, the wicked schedule that say the Leaf play 19 games before October 31 didn’t help either.“It sure was a pretty hectic schedule in October and I think the whole team kind of got worn down,” said Malmsten, who liked his first season in Nelson so much he decided to stay and work during the off-season. “But we’re starting to get better now.”The injuries cost the Leafs big time in the standings. Once the pride of the Murdoch Division, Nelson has slipped behind front running Beaver Valley and West Kootenay rival Castlegar Rebels into third spot.To as insult to injury, Nelson is 1-3 against the high-flying Hawks. Still Malmsten refuses to toss in the towel just yet.“We’re now starting to get our players back and when we do we’ll be more of a threat because of our depth,” Malmsten explained.“Even though we lost (leading scorer Patrick) Martens, we’ve still got guys on this team who can score and contribute in other ways.”Included in the mix ready to return the Leafs to the top of the Murdoch Division is that quiet, now turned feisty, young man from Yellowknife.Colton Malmsten Fast Facts:Age: 18Height: 6-feetWeight: 175-poundsBorn: Yellowknife, NWTHometown: KelownaPosition: Right wingPre-game meal: Nothing really, but generally pastaFavourite Team: Edmonton OilersFavourite Music: CountryHobbies other than hockey: FishingFuture goals: Play in the BCHL and get a hockey scholarship Throughout the KIJHL season The Nelson Daily Sports Editor Bruce Fuhr will take a capsule look at the players on the Nelson Leafs hockey club. Today the focus in on Yellowknife, NWT, native Colton Malmsten. last_img read more

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Jose can’t change his squad now… he has to stop moaning and focus on winning

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO has had his say about Manchester United this summer — but it’s all been moaning. It’s hard to compare Jose now to the version that arrived at Chelsea all those years ago in 2004.That Jose was witty, smiling, arrogant in a good way. But this Mourinho, the one we are seeing at United, seems to be fighting, frowning and snarling at every single person.7 Jose Mourinho was left frustrated by being unable to sign the players he wanted this summerCredit: EPAI don’t know if he’s like that on the training ground — but I suspect the Paul Pogba situation will be a fascinating one to observe and see what pans out.I’ve read this week about Pogba wanting to leave before the European transfer deadline at the end of the month and in truth that wouldn’t surprise me.We saw the best of Pogba in the World Cup.  Didier Deschamps managed to get top performances out of him in the games he played in the summer and he played very, very well.He has to replicate that for United but it’s also Mourinho’s job to get the best out of him.7 Jose Mourinho complained about the lack of new signings at Old Trafford this summerCredit: EPA7 Jose Mourinho and Ed Woodward have not landed their transfer targetsCredit: ESPNPogba did his bit on Friday in the 2-1 opening win over Leicester.He played well, scored the penalty — showing real confidence — but now he has to do that every single week.When you look at the United squad, it is very, very talented.David De Gea in goal, Eric Bailly at the back, Nemanja Matic, Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Fred and Juan Mata — then Alexis Sanchez, Marcus Rashford, Romelu Lukaku and Anthony Martial up front.But they finished 19 points behind Manchester City last season, and didn’t win a trophy after picking up two the season before.It is imperative that they get back to winning silverware. United doesn’t seem a happy ship — and that’s coming from the manager.7 Paul Pogba converted his spot-kick as Man United beat Leicester 2-1Credit: EPAlatest paul pogba newsPOSTAL PILLSRevenue seize 40,000 tablets of ‘Xanax’ illegally sent to Dublin addressNEW SERVICESAn Post workers to check in on elderly and vulnerable during Covid-19 crisisCOVID HALTAn Post say price increase on stamps will be postponed over Covid-19MAIL ONAn Post won’t shut during coronavirus pandemic as welfare arrangements madePOST STOPAn Post suspends mail services between Ireland and China as coronavirus spreadsSIGNED, SEALED, DELIVEREDAn Post are set to have zero-emission deliveries in six citiesIn every interview Mourinho is complaining and frowning and looking to scowl at everybody.He can’t change the squad now. He has to work with the players he has got and that IS a talented group of players.The moaning must stop now and he has to get his head round winning football matches.There is a lot of opposition out there this year. Liverpool have spent a lot to try to get nearer to City, while the champions splashed out £60million on Riyad Mahrez.Jose has got to get that United squad to a position where they are starting to challenge City.7 Jose Mourinho has been critical of Luke Shaw in the past but the player reckons he can reach his peak under the PortugueseCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdLast season City had effectively won the title by January and that can’t be allowed to happen again this year if you are a United fan, player or manager.What you have to look at is that Mourinho lost the power battle with the players in the dressing room at both Real Madrid and Chelsea.We haven’t really seen Sanchez kick a ball for United since he arrived in January.He’s shown nowhere near the ability we know he has.7 Tensions are high between Paul Pogba and Manchester United manager Jose MourinhoCredit: Getty Images – GettyAnd then there has been this constant criticism of Pogba and Luke Shaw.Jose must know that if he keeps on picking fights with his players he will never win. Whether we like it or not, the players have all the power these days — they will win.That was proved at Chelsea. Those players, top players, didn’t want to perform for him.Then in came Antonio Conte, who won the title with basically the same bunch of players.If Jose is not careful, just continuing with the constant criticism, something similar will happen at Manchester United.The important thing on Friday night was that they won the game. They weren’t brilliant by any means but they took the three points, which is what they had to do.They have to improve and I’m sure they will. It’s too early in the season to really judge.But the most important thing was winning — because you can imagine the reaction if they hadn’t beaten Leicester after all the negatives surrounding them this summer.SPURS got off to a winning start without playing too well but I really think they will regret not buying anybody this summer.Yes, they did great business getting big stars players Harry Kane, Davinson Sanchez, Kieran Trippier and of course Mauricio Pochettino to sign new contracts at the end of last season.But you have to freshen it up with one or two players.7 Mauricio Pochettino was not able to make a single signing for Tottenham in the transfer windowCredit: PA:Press Associationlatest manchester city newsperiod dramaLiveline listeners furious with Tampax ad on RTE claiming it ‘violates women’Video’JOHN LEWIS, EAT YOUR HEART OUT’Irish cafe set to go viral with special Christmas advertCULTURE CLASHThese 26 pictures show stark difference ‘modesty’ laws make to advertising in the Middle EastSEX ‘DOESN’T SELL’Provocative ads ‘don’t boost sales’ and can even have a NEGATIVE effect on brands, research claimsA VERY AD HABITTobacco firms used to go to ridiculous lengths to flog fags – and as packaging goes plain here are some of the most absurdFORGETTING YOUR ROOTS?Shea Moisture hair care firm slammed for ‘whitewashing’ its adverts by its black customersI remember when we won the league at Blackburn in 1994-95 and Ray Harford made a big mistake by not adding to that squad and giving everybody another opportunity.The following season Manchester United won the title back.It’s the same with Spurs. If Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester City feel they had to strengthen, why didn’t Tottenham?I fear for them that later in the year, when the games start coming thick and fast in all the competitions, it is a mistake that will start to show.Sign up for Dream Team 2018/19 nowDream Team is back and better than ever ahead of the new Premier League seasonCompletely free to play£400k jackpot up for grabs across the seasonREGISTER FOR DREAM TEAM 2018/19 HERE Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola fears his Premier League hopes could be hit by absent World Cup playerslast_img read more

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SA to launch Braille wine bottle

first_img13 July 2005Consol Glass has teamed up with the Worcester Winelands Association (WWA), Wines of South Africa and the Institute of the Blind to launch a unique Braille wine bottle – a world first for the industry.The idea of a Braille bottle – developed by WWA spokesperson Bridget Zietkiewicz and Consol Glass wine business manager Louise Farquharson – stemmed from the fact that Worcester is the South African support and skills development centre for the disabled, with the blind being an integral part of the local community.“A portion of monies raised from the sale of wine in Braille bottles, which carry the legend ‘Product of Worcester, 100% South African’ in Braille, will go to the Institute of the Blind and Pioneer Printers,” said Farquharson.Consol Glass has invested over R590 000 to tool-up operations in the Cape to produce the Braille bottle. Pioneer Printers, Worcester’s dedicated blind translation, print and production house, helped with the design and layout of the Braille imprint on the bottle.The first bottles will be produced at the end of August, with an initial run of 400 000 in 2005.“We want to put Worcester on the map as a serious wine producer,” said Zietkiewicz. “Already we supply major stock to labels that are winning top awards. Now we are beginning to brand ourselves and use our produce to gain recognition and demand for our own winemakers.“This way we also have the privilege of being involved in the starting phase of a programme to promote the use of Braille and provide equal access to product information for all consumers, including the blind and partially sighted,” Zietkiewicz said.To help launch the Braille bottle, the WWA and Wines of South Africa, with assistance from the Crank Handle Club and the Porsche Club, will stage an “Amazing Rally Race” in September.Ten teams – with a blind navigator, a driver and a celebrity in each car – will race from Worcester through Franschhoek and Durbanville and to Cape Town selling cases of wine in Braille bottles to top restaurateurs en route.The race will end at a stand at Winex showcasing Worcester and its special brand from the vine.Another leg of the race will see the Braille bottles being whisked across London in time for the Mega Tasting in Billingsgate in October, championed by Wines of South Africa.Winex, South Africa’s premier wine event, takes place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 21 to 23 September and at Johannesburg’s Sandton Convention Centre from 25 to 28 October.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

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