SecretLab partnership will see PGL participants sitting comfortably

first_imgGaming chair maker Secretlab has today announced a partnership with PGL, the global tournament operator best known for organising major Dota 2 and Counter Strike: Global Offensive events. Silviu Storie, PGLThe terms of the deal will see PGL tournament participants and stream casters equipped with Secretlab’s chairs for both training and official matches. This partnership will kick off with this month’s Dota 2 Bucharest Major and PGL’s first large-scale PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Spring Invitational. Ian Alexander, Secretlab’s Co-founder and Managing Director commented: “Being former competitive Starcraft II gamers ourselves, nothing comes close to the thrill and rush of excitement at these major tournaments. I first took notice of PGL during the Manila Major—their production quality is second to none and partnering with them was a no-brainer as we continue our support for e-sports around the world. From today, we will provide their tournament players and casters with the best chairs they’ve ever sat in.”PGL CEO Silviu Storie noted: “We at PGL understand the importance of well-engineeredgaming chairs, both from our own experiences as producers behind the scenes and frominteracting with pro-players every day. We are fortunate to have a friend and a partner inSecretlab, who, like us, share the vision that to obtain incredible performances, you need the proper support.”This month’s Dota 2 Bucharest Major 2018 will see the top 16 Dota 2 teams in the world face off for a share of a $1 million prize pool, as well as qualification points for this year’s edition of The International. The group stages will run from March 4-7th, while the main event will be held from March 9-11th at the Polyvalent Hall. The PGL PUBG Spring Invitational will take place not long after, on March 22-25th and will have a prize pool of $100,000 as 16 of some of the top teams globally compete. Esports Insider says: We love a comfy gaming chair, and whilst we’ve not tried SecretLabs’ out for ourselves they look the business. Good to see another logical partnership formed in esports, and best of luck to all teams taking part in PGL’s tournaments.last_img read more

Loggers come out firing, take Big 5 opener

first_imgThe Loggers made a statement of intent in their league opener Friday afternoon, comfortably defeating the Huskies 6-0 and taking the early advantage in the Big 5.Eureka scored three times in the top of the first and never looked back, shutting down the Fortuna offense with a dominating pitching performance, with four pitchers combining to allow just five hits.“I thought we played good,” Eureka head coach Jeff Giacomini said. “We hit the ball very well. We had a lot of hard hits right at …last_img

Raiders midseason superlatives: MVP, biggest disappointment and more

first_imgIn a Raiders season that has already felt like an eternity, there are somehow still eight games to go.Jon Gruden currently holds picks No. 2, 10 and 21 or later in the first round (Bears currently slated to make the playoffs) next year, and that’s about the only reason for optimism in an otherwise wasted season.With the Raiders halfway through their 2018 slate and a daunting second half ahead, let’s hand out some midseason superlatives.Most Valuable Player: Rodney Hudson, center Hu …last_img

Takeaways: Stinker puts exclamation point on Giants’ “worst series of the year”

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Not even a pair of feel-good moments involving players just breaking into the major leagues could take away the stench of the Giants’ three-game weekend series with the Arizona Diamondbacks.The Giants once again never had a lead as they allowed two runs in the first inning and three more in the second in a 6-2 loss Sunday, as the Diamondbacks completed the three-game series sweep and handed San Francisco its season-high fifth straight loss.Mike Yastrzemski went 3-for-4 in …last_img

South African Airways ‘best in Africa’

first_img15 January 2013 South African Airways (SAA) has been chosen as “Best Business Class to Africa” and “Best Airline in Africa” in an annual survey done by readers of American travel magazine Business Traveler. The airline was presented with an award at a ceremony hosted by the magazine in New York City in the United States last week. “We acknowledge that Business Traveler’s readers are global travelers who expect the best on the airlines they fly,” said SAA’s executive vice president of North America, Todd Neuman. “These travelers have recognised the level of detail that SAA goes to in order to ensure their comfort, including the continual enhancements we make to our product both on the ground and in the air, which complement our convenient flight schedules and multitude of destinations served.” Changes have been made to the airline’s Premium Business Class service, including additional bedding for its 180 degree flatbed seats, as well as extra programming for its audiovisual entertainment systems and meals from South African Masterchef judge Benny Masekwameng. SAA also expanded its flight schedule by signing a bilateral code share agreement with US Airways on 19 December 2012. It offers greater access to destinations in both countries, including hubs in Philadelphia, Charlotte and Phoenix, as well as the opportunity for customers to earn and redeem Voyager miles. “South African Airways’ daily non-stop flight from New York to Johannesburg and its direct services from Washington (with a short stop in Dakar, Senegal) provide excellent connection opportunities to destinations throughout the airline’s extensive route network on the African continent,” the airline said in a statement. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

‘Huge potential’ in SA’s agro-processing industry, says DTI.

first_imgSouth Africa’s R49-billion agro-processing sector plays a significant role in terms of job creation and sustainability in the economy, according to the Department of Trade and Industry. (Image: Department of Trade and Industry)Brand South Africa reporterSo says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies during a meeting with CEOs and representatives of the country’s food processing industry in Cape Town on the weekend.Davies said that, since the 2008-09 global financial crisis, food processing had grown by over 2% more than South Africa’s manufacturing sector as a whole.“Despite the continued ripple-effect of the 2008 economic meltdown, food processing continues to be resilient and is one the largest manufacturing sectors by employment – with an estimate of 207 893 jobs in the third quarter of 2013 – against a backdrop of job losses in other parts of the sector.“It is also significant in value-addition terms, contributing a significant composition of total manufacturing value-added.”Davies said the government’s New Growth Path (NGP) and National Development plan (NDP) had both identified agro-processing as a sector with high growth potential, despite the challenges of imports competition, loss of market, and the unstable currency and exchange rate.“South Africa’s agro-processing sector has the potential to become an industrial impetus that can create jobs and answer some of the country’s macro-economic questions, such as trade deficit generated by too much imports against low export volumes.“An analysis of our imports points to glaring opportunities in articles such as wheat, soy bean, vegetable oils, read meat, tomato concentrates and industrial starch,” Davies said, adding that the government would “intervene and support the sector where it is necessary to remain competitive and stable”.Davies noted that the government’s Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme (MCEP) had identified 564 projects for investment support and approved R1.5-billion for this purpose since its inception in 2012.He added that South Africa was paying particular attention to the issue of food standards for purposes of compliance with the country’s export markets.At the same time, the Department of Trade and Industry was working with the relevant industries and the SA Bureau of Standards to develop voluntary standards, to be followed by compulsory specifications, to protect South African consumers from low-quality and fraudulent imports.Source: Department of Trade and IndustryWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

An Introduction to TRICARE®

first_imgThis MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on February 19, 2016. Subscribe to our mailing list for monthly eNewslettersEmail Address First Name Last Name Mark your calendars for our upcoming MFLN Military Caregiving professional development webinar entitled, An Introduction to TRICARE®!Time: 11:00 a.m. EasternDate: Tuesday, February 23, 2016Event Location: An Introduction to TRICARE®This session will provide you with an overview of the TRICARE® benefit for service members and their families. The webinar includes details about eligibility, TRICARE® program options, priority access to military hospitals and clinics, the TRICARE® Pharmacy Program, how Medicare affects TRICARE®, and the Affordable Care Act.Our Presenter for this event is Lennya Bonivento a Health Systems Specialist in the TRICARE® Management Activity area for the Department of Defense.Registration is required to join the webinar, but can be completed on the day of the event. Also, we will be offering Continuing Education Credits as well as Certificates of Completion for those that may be interested in receiving training hours for attending the event.Interested in Joining the Webinar?To join the webinar, simply click on An Introduction to TRICARE®. The webinar is hosted by the Department of Defense Connect System (DCS), but is open to the public.For those who cannot connect to the DCS site, an alternative viewing of this presentation will be running on Ustream. Mobile option for Ustream is available for Apple and Android devices.last_img read more

10 months agoPSG coach Tuchel: We can’t underestimate Man Utd

first_imgPSG coach Tuchel: We can’t underestimate Man Utdby Chris Beattie10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG coach Thomas Tuchel insists they won’t be underestimating Champions League opponents PSG.The two teams have been drawn for the round of 16 clash.Tuchel said: “I don’t think we are favourites.“It’s a challenge yet I have confidence in my side. We need to show respect to United — but we believe in ourselves.” About the authorChris BeattieShare the loveHave your saylast_img

a month agoWolves goalscorer Matt Doherty happy beating Watford

first_imgWolves goalscorer Matt Doherty happy beating Watfordby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves defender Matt Doherty felt they deserved their first victory of the Premier League season for the 2-0 win against Watford at Molineux.The wing-back broke the deadlock with 18 minutes on the clock.Doherty said, “It was a good win. I felt they had a lot of possession at times but didn’t really penetrate us that much, we defended really well and then went ahead.“The back three were immense today, all of them, especially Boly aside me, he just wins absolutely everything and takes it off people one-v-ones, nobody can get round him. It’s good that we were able to keep the clean sheet.“It was great to get the first league win, especially at home in front of another packed out crowd. It’s nice to get the first win on the board, even though it’s taken a bit longer than we would have expected.“This result has brought us a bit of relief, obviously we would’ve wanted it to come earlier than it has, because the longer that it doesn’t happen you start to get itchy. But I felt we played well today and thoroughly deserved to win.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more