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April 17, 2019

Fresh new store format for Edgars Beauty

 

The new Edgars Beauty store format, the transition to which began last year July, has officially launched to the public. Edgars has worked on creating a welcoming environment, where beauty fanatics can “transcend to ‘beauty heaven’ and ignite their senses through touch, feel and smell”.

According to the retailer, the new format was informed by years of data and customer research. It boasts an updated look and a stronger product offering, including new categories to form a full beauty offering.

Edgars Beauty stores will give customers the chance to play with colour, learn to apply make-up, get a make-over, and shop from international [...]

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April 17, 2019

HOW TO STAY SAFE WHEN THE TEMPERATURE DROPS

Working in cold conditions isn’t just uncomfortable, it can be dangerous. Frostbite, numbness, dehydration and hypothermia are real concerns from chilly outdoor weather. If you’re working outdoors this winter, be aware of the dangers and stay safe. In this article, we’re looking at 6 tips for staying safe in the cold.

1. STAY WELL NOURISHED BY EATING AND DRINKING ENOUGH Make sure to drink enough fluids, as you dehydrate faster in cold weather conditions. Dehydration causes headaches, dizziness and fatigue, and it’s important to stay alert outdoors. Eating enough food during the day, especially fats and carbohydrates, is also important. Your body uses those nutrients as energy [...]

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April 17, 2019

SHOCK AS R1BN FRAUDULENT RAF CLAIMS

This emerged on Monday when a Port Shepstone teacher pleaded guilty in the Durban Commercial Crimes Court to defrauding the RAF more than 11 years ago.

Phumla Sikhosana, 59, blamed her poor financial situation after her husband’s death for submitting a fraudulent claim to the fund.

She said in a plea statement that she was never a passenger in a taxi that collided with a cow in 2008, but had submitted the claim to defraud the fund of R28 000 through a law firm based in Pretoria, because she needed the money to sustain herself and her four children.

She said she met a man called Ndovela who told her of an opportunity to make money by claiming from the [...]

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April 17, 2019

GOOGLE HAS OPENED ITS FIRST AFRICA ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LAB IN GHANA

A rural farmer in Tanzania hovers over a wilting cassava plant with her phone. In seconds she gets a diagnosis of the disease affecting her plant and how best to manage it to boost her production.

The farmer used an app on her phone based on TensorFlow, Google’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) machine that the company opensourced to help developers create solutions to real-world problems.

When people think of Artificial Intelligence, they most likely think of scenes from science fiction movies, but in reality, it applies to everyday life from virtual assistants to language translation on Google, says John Quinn, an AI researcher.

Google now wants to position [...]

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