Daily Archives: September 7, 2018

Le programme Excellent Operator de XCMG prépare les leaders du futur ...

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 ...

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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Ministers Aaron Motsoaledi and Thulas Nxesi brief media on attempted ...

Ministers Motsoaledi and Nxesi to brief media on an attempted burning down of Civitas Building

The Ministers of Health and Public Works will brief the media on an attempted burning down of Civitas Building which house the National Department of Health.

Source: Government of South Africa

Jealous boyfriend arrested for murder

KING WILLIAM’S TOWN: Ngqamakwe Police have arrested a 37-year-old man for alleged murder of his girlfriend aged 28. It is alleged that the suspect found the deceased with another man at her home at Goodhope locality, Kotana Village, Ngqamakhwe on Thursday, 06 September 2018 at about 21:00.

The suspect became suspicious that his girlfriend was cheating on him. He started to quarrel and to assault the girlfriend. The other man left when the suspect arrived. The girlfriend was fatally injured this morning Friday, 07 September 2018 at about 03:00. She was assaulted with a sjambok until she passed away.

Ngqamakhwe Police were informed of the murder. They responded swiftly, traced and arrested the suspect. He has been charged with murder. He will appear before the Ngqamakhwe Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 10 September 2018 on a charge of murder. The identity of the deceased is still being withheld as some of her relatives are still being informed of her murder. Butterworth Cluster Commander Brigadier Ngangema Xakavu condemned the murder of the defenceless woman. He praised Ngqamakhwe Police for their quick reaction in arresting the suspect.

Source: South African Police Service

Communications warns public to use social media responsibly

Public warned to use Social Media in a responsible manner

The Ministry of Communications has noted with great concern the proliferation on various social media platforms, an image of a minor who is alleged to have contracted a mouth disease after consuming counterfeit or illicit perishables goods procured from stores owned by foreign nationals. Circulating the image is not only discriminatory but affects the dignity of the minor.

We call upon all citizens to be responsible internet users. The internet has the potential to be used for great good but can also cause terrible harm.

It is in your hands. People can limit the harm by vetting the content they want to share. Sharing unverified and unauthenticated information can have real consequences for the sanctity of our nation and its democratic values said the Deputy Minister of Communications, Ms Pinky Kekana.

What is more disconcerting is that the image comes at a time where citizens have taken issue with the quality of perishable goods sold mainly in the townships and semi-urban areas and particularly of stores which are owned and or managed by foreign nationals.

A simple reverse image of the picture reveals that it is not a recent one and cannot be attributed to South Africa. In essence, it appears that there is a concerted effort to spread incorrect, harmful content in order to stoke xenophobic attitudes within our communities.

False information masquerading as news has the ability to divide our communities instead of assisting the very same communities to find solutions to concerns raised by consumers. To this end, communities can report any suspicious-looking food items or business selling expired food products to the National Consumer Commission at 0124287000 or by e-mailing complaints@thencc.org.za.

Source: Government of South Africa

Barradas COSAFA guest of honour

LaLiga’s African director, Antonio Barradas was the guest of honour at the COSAFA Extraordinary Congress that took place in the East Rand in Johannesburg on Friday, 7 September 2018.

Barradas who has developed several working relationships with various African FAs was introduced to 14 COSAFA member states by President, Phillip Chiyangwa.

The COSAFA President said through Barradas, LaLiga was doing great things on the continent and requested the COSAFA Presidents present to join hands in working with LaLiga.

Barradas made a short presentation in which he explained what LaLiga’s programmes on the continent are and how he would like to develop cooperation with most of the FAs in Africa.

LaLiga has various projects on the continent which include the Pass-the-Ball project; a range of exchange programmes and women’s football among others.

Source: South African Football Association

Gauteng centralises building safety function

The Gauteng Provincial Government has announced the establishment of a high level provincial Occupational Health and Safety Steering Committee to centralise the safety function for all buildings accommodating government employees.

This will address the current practice where there is no central co-ordination to oversee compliance. It will change the practice where occupation safety is not centrally supported but left to HODs, considering that it is apparent that the practice is not working, said Department of Infrastructure Development (DID) MEC Jacob Mamabolo.

The MEC will chair the committee which will also comprise heads of department (HODs).

The function of this committee comes into effect today, Friday 07, September, 2018. The priority assignment will to oversee the evacuation of officials from non- compliant buildings and to relocate them to suitable buildings, said Mamabolo.

Establishment of the committee comes just two days after a fire erupted at a government-owned building in central Johannesburg. The blaze claimed the lives of three firefighters in its wake.

The immediate task of the committee is to stabilise the building safety environment in the province following the fire accident at the Bank of Lisbon building in the Johannesburg CBD, said Mamabolo.

According to the Infrastructure Department, the establishment of the committee is in line with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, which places safety as a key responsibility of all the Accounting Officers (HOD’s) as employers.

The centralisation of this function doesn’t take away the legislative responsibility of Accounting Officers in respect of occupational safety.

The steering committee seeks to ensure that this function is stabilised, and functions in the most efficient and effective manner. It is at this point that a determination will be made on its gradual decentralisation, said Mamabolo.

Source: South African Government News Agency