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Putting "things" in perspective - Who says size does not matter. 
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The annual Rotary Club Hoedspruit Kruger2Canyons 2016 +Big5 Boutique  @K2C Cycle Tour +Amanda Duvenage 
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Founded in 1987 - #rentec - Sharing a success story.

August 1994

Southern Life:
Mineworkers Provident Fund team Rencom BBS and ACCPAC for fast service:

THE Mineworkers Provident Fund, the retirement fund which handles more

than 543,000 files of 93 employers, has implemented one of the largest ACCPAC Plus systems in the world.

The Mineworkers Provident Fund, which is administered by Southern Life, is commonly understood to be the largest provident fund in the Southern Hemisphere and the computer systems has handled about 40 million system transactions since last year.

Since then some 1.5 million benefit statements have been delivered and more than 150,000 claims have been processed.

In order to keep up with the rate of 5,000 claims per month, a unique payment centre has been designed where members can receive payments on the same day of filing claims.

''Despite the enormous volume of transactions, the whole ACCPAC network is operated by only eight employees, '' said Mr. Edward Bouwer, employee benefit systems manager. '' We are very proud that we are now able to deliver a cheque to a member within four hours. The delivery time is better than that of comparable systems elsewhere in the world. ''

This is attributable to the quality of our staff and the level of support we have received from Rencom, owner of the ACCPAC Plus system, '' he said. Using a wide area network, financial data are downloaded from the mainframe of the organization's head office in Cape Town.

Financial reports, ranging from a general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable to a cash book are then compiled from this data. Mr. Bouwer said the system, the development of which included a number of customised applications such as automated delivery of IRP 5 certificates and postdating of cheques, was implemented in the record time of only four months.

Programme Manager & Director Projects: René du Plessis – Rencom BBS (PTY)Ltd.

CATEGORY FINANCE: ( Naspers ) Beeld August 1994


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CHIA SEEDS are one of the best sources of Omega 3 fatty acids on Earth, and have 2 times more potassium than bananas, 4 times more selenium than flax seeds, 8 times more omega 3 than salmon, 80 times more omega 3 than tilapia, 5 times more Calcium than milk, 4.5 times more Calcium than Kale, 11 times more Calcium than lentils, 15 times more magnesium than broccoli. 100 g of chia seeds have 60% of the protein in 100 grams of beef. They dissolve in water in just about 10 minutes, become ultra soft. Chia seeds have omega 3 to omega 6 in ratio of 3:1; so because of that, they are really one of the best foods out there, totally superior to walnuts, and cheaper per pound too. Walnuts have omega 3: to omega 6 in ratio 1:4. chia seeds are 5 times cheaper (only $2/lb at superiorgrocers.com) and may be 3 times easier to digest for some people at least. Chia seeds have far less fat than walnuts overall and more omega 3 than walnuts per 100 grams (17.5 grams omega 3 versus 9.1 grams) and far higher quality protein (aminoacid score 115 versus 55 for walnuts) and 2.5 times more Calcium than flax. Flax seeds take 12-36 hours to soften totally almost - and are not easy to digest. I was blown away how fast chia seeds inflate in water. Instead of extra omega 6 fat, that walnuts have, chia seeds have dietary fiber which many people desperately need in order to lower cholesterol, triglycerides, blood glucose (this leads to obesity, etc), etc. Chia seeds have less total fat per 100 grams than flax seeds and more fiber, higher quality protein (115 versus 92 aminoacid score for flax). We already know the omega 6: omega 3 ratio being high related to violence, depression (no need of pills if we can do it naturally via the diet) and suicidal tendencies from those many studieshttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/ibvXrBz6qnt.

chia ► 31 g fat/100g, flax ► 41 f fat/100g, walnuts ► 65 g fat/100g

The normal human diet ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 has been 1:1 (like in many veggies) for eons. Recently, due to industrialization, our diets ratio moved from 1:1 to 1:16http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12442909 - Biomed Pharmacother. 2002 Oct;56(8):365-79. This shift has led to an epidemic of inflammatory diseases, heart disease, increase in diet preventable violence, hypertension, diabetes, etc

The richest vegan sources of omega 3 are

walnuts - 4 times the omega 3 in salmon, 5.4 times the omega 3 in sardines, 41 times the omega 3 in tilapia, 32 times the omega 3 in tunahttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/4eaSGEwuNiS

No nut comes even close, the only one close in omega 3 to omega 6 ratio are macadamia nuts, but those have 44 times less omega 3s. Walnuts have 9.1 g of omega 3, 38 g of omega 6 in 100 grams ► http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3138/2.

flax seeds - 10 times the omega 3 in salmon, 14 times the omega 3 in sardines, 103 times the omega 3 in tilapia, 80 times the omega 3 in tunahttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/6JTzFJ5AaaY

Flax seeds are very cheap (5-10 times cheaper than walnuts, about same price as chia seeds or cheaper) and have 22.8 grams of omega 3, ONLY 5.9 grams (compare that with 38 in walnuts, omega 6 causes inflammation) of omega 6 in 100 g ► http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3163/2

chia seeds - 8 times the omega 3 in salmon, 11 times the omega 3 in sardines, 82 times the omega 3 in tilapia, 64 times the omega 3 in tuna - 17.6 grams of omega 3 in 100 g, 5.8 g of omega 6 in 100 g. ► http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3061/2

I only eat walnuts (rarely now) and flax/chia seeds when it comes to nuts and seeds, and I avoid all vegetable oils (even olive oil has a bad omega 3 to omega 6 ratio, 1:12, and little omega 3, 0.76 g, compared to walnuts, 9.1 g) Some people eat avocados for omega 9, but i almost never eat avocados either, being a low fat vegan to prevent heart disease. Avocados (http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/1843/2) have omega 3 to omega 6 ratio 1:15, very bad, and just 0.1 g of omega 3 per 100 grams, 90 times less than walnuts.

Flax seeds have 6 times less omega 6 than walnuts, so they are superior from that point of view (flax seed oil has omega 3 to omega 6 ratio about 4:1, while walnut oil has this ratio 1:5), but not many people eat flax seeds, even if they are cheaper. With a coffee grinder, one can grind them and add them to foods. Or one can go to Walmart or amazon and buy algae vegan DHA or DHA-EPA capsules.

Omega 3 fatty acids increase brain volume. People thought the brain shrinks with age always, but it's not true. DHA-EPA can reverse that shrinkage. DHA is 97% of all omega-3 fats in the brain and 93 % of omega-3 fats in the retina. 8% of the brain is omega 3 fatty acids.http://www.lifeextension.com/magazine/2010/8/omega-3-fatty-acids-increase-brain-volume/page-01.

The vegan algal plain DHA or vegan DHA-EPA supplements are way better than "mercury free" fish oil supplements for those few people (usually men) who cannot turn ALA into DHA. Today many fish oil supplements are mercury free, but there are PCBs and other heavy metals sometimes in fish oil - besides saturated fat and cholesterol. The animal saturated fat and cholesterol in fish (which was shown to affect heart and vascular health of babies in the womb) and fish oil supplements are working against recommending intake of fish during pregnancy or at any other time, since vegan DHA exists.

Violence increases when there is low omega 3 in diet ► http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2006/oct/17/prisonsandprobation.ukcrime.

ALA conversion to DHA in men is 5 times less than in women sometimes, leading to low DHA. Could this explain why we got so much more men engage in violent crime? Perhaps that's why men could prioritize taking vegan algal DHA if they are vegan, since almost everyone gets too much omega 6, which furthers lowers ALA to DHA conversion and the uptake of DHA by the brain.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12323085 explains that in healthy young men 8% of ALA (alpha linoleic acid) is converted to EPA and 0 to 4% is converted to DHA. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12323090 shows that in healthy young women 21% of dietary ALA is converted to EPA and 9% is converted to DHA. So, women have far less issues with DHA than men. Even so, it's better to get some DHA (the typical 200 mg per day found in most algal DHA capsules) to be safe, especially since most women today get too much omega 6 from vegetable oils, processed foods, nuts, seeds, etc which compete with omega 3 for prostaglandin formation leading to more inflammatory compounds.

DHA can convert into EPA at a rate of about 9% ► http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9076673. Therefore, many people choose to take DHA only or DHA mainly supplements, such as vegan algal DHA supplements. There are also vegan DHA-EPA supplements, but there is a huge debate whether DHA is more useful than EPA and should be used in larger quantities - so many people who believe DHA is more useful tend to go for DHA supplements, as they view EPA as secondary and anything needed is made from DHA anyway. Also many papers showed too much fish oil leads to cancer and that some algal vegan DHA oil has more DHA than fish oil percentage wise and is better than fish oil for a variety of reasons related to fats interfering with the fatty acids biochemical cycles in the human body and the prostaglandin synthesis as relating to inflammation. I myself just use vegan DHA algal oil supplements, since I think DHA is more important than EPA and any EPA is made from DHA and ALA.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20861171 was a 4900 people study that showed that vegans and fish eaters had almost the same level of EPA and DHA in their blood plasma, with vegans having more DHA (286 micromoles per liter instead of 271) but less EPA (50 instead of 64). These studies indicate that when we eat less DHA, the body increases the conversion rate of ALA to DHA and makes better use of DHA. Hence, DHA supplementation may only be needed for pregnant women and those males (females convert ALA to DHA much easier) who have very low DHA in their blood due to poor conversion, or those vegans who eat very little ALA due to being on a very low fat diet to prevent heart disease or diabetes. There are many studies that show ALA to DHA and EPA conversions being low (you will see that there is a wide variation in these studies where they give people ALA and measure blood level of DHA and EPA), but in the end all we need to look at is the final DHA and EPA concentration in the plasma, not what happens when you increase ALA in the diet. The body is very intelligent and knows when it needs more DHA and it produces more regardless of how much ALA is in the diet.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3164236 has the full free paper that found that the Japanese (the longest living nation on Earth, Monaco lives longer but it's just a town of 37000 people) have 2 times the EPA-DHA level in their blood compared to Americans. However, other studies found that Norwegians eat as much DHA-EPA as Japanese and have poorer heart health, probably due to eating more animal oxidized and long fatty saturated fatty acids (coconut is medium fatty acids and Sri Lankans in 1953 had the lowest heart disease rate, even if eating a coconut a day, way more saturated fat than people get from animal products, but a different type of saturated fat). The Eskimo studies have shown that just eating 4 times the DHA-EPA omega 3 that Japanese eat doesn't improve heart health, since they get too much long chain saturated fatty acids. Apparently, DHA is only effective as dietary intake method to prevent atherosclerosis (plaque is caused by oxysterols from cooked unsaturated fats in meat, cheese, some oils - you cannot oxidize saturated fats like coconut), etc when the total animal long chain saturated fat is low. The blood levels of DHA and EPA are affected by the amount of EPA, DHA and ALA ingested, smoking, diet, omega 3 to omega 6 ratio, and lots of other things. Every second a million trillion chemical reactions take place in our body, so it's very hard to determine which people may have their ALA (the omega 3 precursor to DHA in most plant foods) to DHA (the omega 3 in algae that is used by the brain, eyes, etc a lot) and EPA (the other major omega 3 used by the body) conversion working better. Even when 2 people have the same blood level of EPA-DHA, one cannot really know how much DHA is made from ALA and is being taken by the cells or stays in the blood. So, while we may look at a lot of biomarkers and assess these concentrations over a few weeks after a rise of ALA consumption, it's hard to know precisely what is going on at the cellular level. Some people pick and choose a study or two and write a general nutrition article and then come up with a conclusion, but with the hundreds of related studies and issues of the fatty acid cycle biochemistry, things are quite complex - so it's very hard to make any preliminary conclusion or hypothesis into a "science fact".

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/nhs.12182/abstract is a very good study too ► Low DHA in blood was found in depressed women ► Nursing & Health Sciences, Volume 17, Issue 2, pages 257–262, June 2015



VEGANISM

For 100+ reasons I didn't eat meat for 20 years and dairy for 12 years (12% of millennials have already given up meat in America) seehttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/EkQQAE68fCm
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View a vast array of Nelson Mandela's speeches, lectures, interviews & more

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The Nelson Mandela Speeches Database consists of interviews, speeches, addresses, messages, media releases, testimony, lectures, toasts, tributes, oaths and declarations made by the late Nelson Mandela.

These encompass all of the roles that Mr Mandela filled both before and during his retirement.

This is an ongoing exercise as we continually identify additional speeches made by Mr Mandela. Every speech is verified prior to accessioning.

Therefore, this database serves as a source for accurate quotations by Mr Mandela, with the added contextualisation of his full remarks.

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Founded in 1987 - #rentec - Sharing a success story.

August 1994

Southern Life:
Mineworkers Provident Fund team Rencom BBS and ACCPAC for fast service:

THE Mineworkers Provident Fund, the retirement fund which handles more

than 543,000 files of 93 employers, has implemented one of the largest ACCPAC Plus systems in the world.

The Mineworkers Provident Fund, which is administered by Southern Life, is commonly understood to be the largest provident fund in the Southern Hemisphere and the computer systems has handled about 40 million system transactions since last year.

Since then some 1.5 million benefit statements have been delivered and more than 150,000 claims have been processed.

In order to keep up with the rate of 5,000 claims per month, a unique payment centre has been designed where members can receive payments on the same day of filing claims.

''Despite the enormous volume of transactions, the whole ACCPAC network is operated by only eight employees, '' said Mr. Edward Bouwer, employee benefit systems manager. '' We are very proud that we are now able to deliver a cheque to a member within four hours. The delivery time is better than that of comparable systems elsewhere in the world. ''

This is attributable to the quality of our staff and the level of support we have received from Rencom, owner of the ACCPAC Plus system, '' he said. Using a wide area network, financial data are downloaded from the mainframe of the organization's head office in Cape Town.

Financial reports, ranging from a general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable to a cash book are then compiled from this data. Mr. Bouwer said the system, the development of which included a number of customised applications such as automated delivery of IRP 5 certificates and postdating of cheques, was implemented in the record time of only four months.

Programme Manager & Director Projects: René du Plessis – Rencom BBS (PTY)Ltd.

CATEGORY FINANCE: ( Naspers ) Beeld August 1994


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