Oct
17

Fourie du Preez grabs late victory for Springboks over Wales

South Africa who had a bad start to the World Cup Rugby 2015 tournament against Japan have gone from strength to strength getting into the Semi Finals against New Zealand at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 24th October at 16.00.

South Africa captain Fourie du Preez snatched the Springboks a 23-19 quarter-final victory over Wales with a try five minutes before the end which his coach Heyneke Meyer described as”pure genius”.

With Wales leading 19-18 and poised for only their third victory against the Springboks in 109 years, number eight Duane Vermeulen broke away blindside from a scrum near the Welsh 22-metre line and threw an audacious pass behind his back to scrum-half du Preez, who sprinted to the corner to touch down.

The clever move, which the Springboks had been rehearsing all week on the training field, secured South Africa a place in a semi-final against either New Zealand and France, who meet in Saturday’s later quarter-final.

“I would like to kiss Fourie. I have always said coaching is overrated. You have to pick players with character and who perform under pressure,” Meyer said. “That try was just pure genius.”

The Springboks, who began the tournament with a shock loss to Japan, proved they have developed a fighting character during this tournament to turn the match around.

CONTRASTING STYLES

Fly-half Handre Pollard set the foundations for the South African victory with 18 points from his boot, after a first–half try from scrum-half Gareth Davies and 14 points from goalkicker Dan Biggar had put Wales within reach of one of the biggest victories in their history.

Biggar had to watch the last seven minutes on the touchline after he was taken off for a head injury assessment. The fly-half had been inspirational for Wales, setting up the try which secured a 13-12 half-time lead.

As expected, the match was an intensely physical encounter that featured two contrasting styles of play, with South Africa attacking largely through their powerful forwards while Wales tried to move the ball wide with their backs as often as possible.

Welsh indiscipline helped South Africa to an early 9-3 lead courtesy of three penalties from Pollard, but in the 18th minute Biggar’s brilliance gave Wales their only try.

The fly-half put up a high kick on the half-way line, raced ahead and caught it on the Springbok 22-metre line, before squeezing a brilliant pass to Davies on his right to score near the posts. After a fourth Pollard penalty restored the Springboks’ advantage, a long-range drop goal from Biggar secured Wales a one-point lead at the break.

SPRINGBOK PRESSURE

South Africa missed an opportunity to regain the lead at the start of the second half when Pollard missed a penalty attempt, before a 45-metre effort from Biggar stretched the Wales lead to 16-12.

The Springboks applied all the pressure in the third quarter of the match, running multi-phase attacks through their pack. However, Wales defended superbly and South Africa’s only reward for a dominant period of play was a Pollard drop-goal.

The Springbok fly-half missed a second penalty kick, while his fifth success from the tee was matched by Biggar to keep the Welsh one point ahead at 19-18 with 10 minutes remaining.

But with Biggar off the pitch and the Welsh tiring, South Africa kept up the pressure before seizing their winning try in clinical fashion, du Preez (pictured above celebrating) crossing the line in the 75th minute for the match-winning touchdown.

“We are absolutely gutted. I am proud of the performance of the guys,” Wales coach Warren Gatland said. “The boys gave everything, emptied their tanks but we just weren’t good enough to hold on for 80 minutes.”

Oct
16

Lodge Brothers get ready for the World Cup Rugby

Lodge Brothers are not just funeral directors they are a team of passionate individuals who do so much for the community and ensure they embrace every occasion with enthusiasm and passion.

They recently celebrated the Queen’s record breaking achievement as longest serving monarch of Great Britain. The different branches of Lodge Brothers decorated their windows with colourful patriotic displays and joined in the celebrations. Lodge Brothers funeral directors Surbiton went all out and their display included press cuttings, flags and collages. Such a wonderful tribute in honour of the Queen.

Then Rugby World Cup got underway at the end of September hosting their opening ceremony and game at Twickenham. Twickenham has been buzzing with flags, bunting and celebrations and shop windows are decorated with all sorts of colourful displays. The shops in the high street joining in and businesses in the town preparing festivities for the Rugby World Cup. Lodge Brothers joined in the fun by putting on a fun and festive rugby display.

Some exciting changes have been happening within Lodge Brothers – Paul Bye has been appointed as the Surrey Commercial and Operations Manager for the Lodge Brothers Group based in Byfleet, West Byfleet, Addlestone, Woking, Cobham and Guildford. Paul brings with him his vast experience within the Funeral Profession where he has worked his way through the ranks, obtaining his Diploma in Funeral Directing in the process. We wish Paul every success in his new position.

Susan Areington has been appointed as a new funeral arranger. Susan has been looking after the families at Lodge Brothers Englefield Green since the branch opened several years ago and has helped arrange a wide variety of funerals within the local area. Susan is also a resident of Woking and this local knowledge and experience is what we have been searching for to continue the high standards previously experienced by clients of Lodge Brothers, Woking. We wish Susan every success in her new position.

Oct
15

Heal your mind, body and soul

Meet Mal the founder of Tantric Journey and read how Tantric Journey can change your life!

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The Tantric Journey Tantric Workshops London teaches what a Yoni Massage in London is. The Tantric Workshop in London is ideal for Tantra teachers who wish to know the ancient art of Yoni Massage in London. The Tantric Journey is welcoming to the newest client who has very little Tantra knowledge.

The Tantric lessons London teaching the working of the Tantric Journey Yoni Massage in London takes through the client from the basics to the in-depth knowledge of this ancient art. The Workshop touches on topics about Female Arousal Disorder, Female Orgasmic Disorder, Vaginismus.

The Tantric Journey objective is to spread awareness about the nourishing benefits of Tantric Massage London. It aims at preaching knowledge on the ancient art of Tantra and Taoism and how the practice can help rebuild lives and benefit the upcoming generation to live a spiritually enlightened life. This generation will have lower rates of crime, hatred, substance abuse, healthier relationships, happiness, inner peace and be coveted by love.

The Yoni massage taught by the Tantric Journey Tantric therapy London will teach men to value and respect women. This will lead to less gender violence, Discrimination and lesser hate crimes. The Tantric Journey yoni massage is about submission by the female which creates deep trust and in turn a sense of liberation and it creates a sense of responsibility in the male partner.

Tantric Journey is beneficial to many lives as it concentrates on making partners happier and fulfilled. The practice of a Yoni Massage in a relationship teaches each partner the role that is required to be played by each respectively. It can heal both partners by redirecting them to a positive state of life.

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Learn the Art of Emotional Release through Tantric – Tao Bodywork

Emotional Detox Through Tantric – Tao Bodywork – November’15

For men, women and couples

This is a dual practice with your partner. Here you will learn the skills to peel off (like peeling layers of an onion) the layers of negative emotions such as shame, fear, mistrust, sadness etc to open the body very quickly, clearing stagnant energy channels and help release emotions and how to move positive energies throughout the body.  If you are a single person, we may be able to find a partner from our database (subject to availability)

Oct
14

IBS leaders in Industrial Blower Services and Equipment

Using certain industrial equipment such as lutos blowers and vacuum pumps is a highly specialised job and requires specialised skill and experience which is why IBS are one of the best service providers in the industry.

They are constantly monitoring advances in industrial blower technology and tailor their service to provide support for the newest and oldest machines thus affording industry valuable maintenance cost cutting opportunities.

Industrial Blower Services or better known as IBS have a wide range of products and years of experience serving the many industry sectors such as Industrial, Utility, Manufacturing, Road Tanker, Municipal and Commercial sectors of the market.

IBS are proud UK & US agents for:

Blowers Vacuum Pumps On Site Services

Robuschi Liquid Ring Vacuum Pumps

Blackmer Sliding Vane Vacuum Pumps

KPT Blowers (representing the SR range)

Elmo Rietschle

HV Turbo

Zephyr

Howden Compressors

Sulzer

Hoffman

IBS know how important it is to keep downtime to a minimum they offer a FREE VACUUM LOADER HEALTH CHECK to ensure your vacuum loader unit is always in tip-top shape and fully functional.

Oct
12

RUMM leading experts in energy savings & solutions

RUMM are a leading energy management UK based in Wales who provide Energy Management Solution to customers via their own developed technologies (Pulse & IBASS) and Energy Management Services (EMS).

I can hear you asking what all this means for my company. The simply answer is to reduce energy consumption therefore saving money and contributing to a larger towards saving the planet. Let’s have a look at some of the ways RUMM uses their Energy Management Solution to assist your business especially Energy Reduction in Manufacturing

Applies RUMM‘s algorithm to calculate the amount of energy which could be saved through changes in scheduling and behavioural methods.

PresST Table Pre Screening Tool (PreST)

What is Pre Screening Tool (PreST)

  • PreST analyses the variables in a customer’s energy consumption over a full year
  • This is a unique approach to evaluate savings opportunity

How does it benefit the customer?

  • Sites of all shapes and sizes, can ‘save and reduce energy’ with minimum capital expenditure and without compromising production
  • Analysing a portfolio of sites identifies those who would benefit most from streamlining energy consumption
  • Effects of energy savings interventions can be easilty assessed through direct comparisons pre and post PreST
  • PreST compares a site to the best possible operation it’s already achieved, which is particularly useful to large portfolio customers with multiple sites across an organisation.

Does the customer need anything in place?

  • No prior RUMM/npower products are needed
  • PreST requires date of a full years’ worth of half hourly energy consumption for the site.

A typical customer might be

  • Any site that has been in full operation for a year, needing information on their typical energy variation
  • Companies interested in the potential of their site to save energy, or the potential to save energy across a group of sites.

Oct
11

Do you dream of a winter wonderland wedding?

Some exciting things that Marquees Hire Surrey have been up to recently and what their customers have to say…. a winter function is definitely not something to worry about with winter marquee hire from Marquee Hire.

JF Marquees is partnering with Wheely for the annual Portman Square Garden Party.

Tonight, the events company, alongside the tap-to-ride personal driver firm, will be taking revellers from party to pillow in style.

“Both our companies believe in offering the best possible service for our customers through business innovation and partnership. We want attendees to have a memorable evening without the worry, which is something both JF Marquees and Wheely have proven track records,” says James Morris, founder and managing director of JF Marquees.

To launch their first collaboration, JF Marquees x Wheely want to treat roisterers to a £10 promotional code, redeemable at the end of their evening.

“Wheely and JF Marquees believe in exceptional customer service befitting of its clientele. That’s why we decided that this collaboration is perfect for the guests of the Portman Square Garden Party,” Says Nik Heydel, marketing and PR manager at Wheely.

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Don’t just take our word for it…

You may have seen us on Channel 4, London Live and read about us in The Guardian, and it’s often said that our proven track record in the delivery of outstanding events and marquee hire is unsurpassed. But don’t take our word for it, see what our clients say.

“Thanks for all your support both for the Portman Square Garden Party, which was a great success for such a great cause and then for last night’s Staff party-from which there are a few sore heads!” Mr G – September 2015

“Thank you ever so much for your support of the Naming Ceremony on Monday 28 September. The day couldn’t have gone any better and our key stakeholders were extremely pleased with how the event went. The marquee looked brilliant and you were so brilliant in the run up. I very much look forward to working with you again soon.” Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity – September 2015

“Just a quick email to say thank you so much for the marquee, the ceiling lining was so good and made such a difference to the overall look. The event went very well indeed on Saturday and I will send you one of our programmes as we acknowledged your support. Your staff are all so helpful and worked hard to get it looking good” Mrs S, Regenerate Rise – August 2015

Sep
23

dblo Associates professional team of architects

dblo Associates architects Kensington are the best at enhancing lives through design through their dedicated team of professionals who come together to create amazing state of the art designs. dblo Associates work covers architecture, interior design and development. Working as a studio, allows us the flexibility to expand and contract to suit workloads and to draw on the wider expertise of our associate studios across London.

dblo Associate commercial architects are known in the industry for the following:

creative

creative design and high-quality construction lead to better buildings, revitalises cities and neighbourhoods, results in buildings that work well and retain a human dimension, and makes community and public spaces easier, more efficient and safer to use.

innovative

we have experience of projects at both ends of the scale from small carefully detailed extensions, large housing schemes to our own innovative developments.

adventurous

the development arm of dblo associates has a number of small projects under its belt with some exciting and adventurous new build prospects such as slim houses and canal view apartments.

Want to find out more information? Click here interior residential architects UK

Sep
22

IBS offer a wide range of vacuum pumps either new or reconditioned

IBS is a company that started in 1987 making a footprint in the Industrial Blower market rather rapidly constantly expanding in customers and one UK’s largest repair and service centre for roots type blowers. Their dedicated and highly skilled staff as well as the leading brands of vacuum loader.

You might be wondering what this photo is about. Its actually something that is used in most sectors in the industry every day, all day. This is called a vacuum pump and systems are widely used in Industrial, Utility, Manufacturing, and Municipal sectors. Typical areas of application include:

  • Sewage treatment
  • Production – Chemical, pharmaceutical, plastics, food, pulp, paper, electronics, and textile
  • Power plants
  • Packaging
  • Conveying
  • Printing
  • Medical

IBS offer a wide range of vacuum pumps either new, reconditioned or service exchange representing all of the popular, tried and tested technologies including liquid ring, rotary vane (oil lubricated and dry running), side channel, roots types (including boosters) and claw. We support all of the main manufacturers including:

Robuschi, Busch, Becker, Rietschle, Edwards, Leybold, Siemens, Gast, FPZ, Nash, Sihi, Speck and Elmo.

Click here lutos blowers to find out more…

Sep
20

What is Cloud computing?

How to keep on top of the constantly changing world of information technology? Is your IT department successfully managing your IT Infrastructure so you can concentrate on your core business or is the cost of maintaining your IT getting too much?

Knowall IT understand all too well how companies can struggle to concentrate on their core business and support services at the same time. Knowall IT works as a partner to your organisation, tailoring each cloud solution to fit in with your business requirements.

Their Private Cloud London solutions enable businesses to host their entire IT infrastructure in the cloud, including line of business applications such as MS Office, CRM systems, ERP systems, Accounting systems and more – enabling a truly flexible, agile, resilient IT platform that is cost efficient and requires minimal IT management resource.

Knowall IT success is built on the development of long lasting client relationships, by providing; a client focused, hands on and personal approach, whilst striving to deliver technologies and solutions that exceed their clients’ expectations.

Here are just a few of the benefits your company can experience with Private Cloud Computing

  • Employees become more productive with easy single logon access to any of the applications they need at any time, from any device.
  • An uncompromised user experience that seamlessly moves with them and changes to fit the device they prefer to use.
  • Your company is safer. Applications and Data are stored in a secure purpose built Tier 3 ISO certified UK data centre. If a device is lost or stolen you and your employees can rest easy as the data and applications do not live on the device.
  • Built in Redundancy – all our solutions have multi-site redundancy with 99.99% SLAs including automatic offsite backups.
  • Limitlessly scalable – Scale up or down to meet the changing needs of your business.
  • Simple subscription model means your monthly expenses are predictable without the capital expense.

Sep
16

Wales victory over hosts England

World Cup Rugby fever has gripped the nation with some incredible highs and lows over the past 10 days.

The 2015 Rugby World Cup is the eighth Rugby World Cup, the quadrennial rugby union world championship.The tournament is hosted by England from 18 September to 31 October. Twickenham Stadium in London will host the final.

England was chosen to host the competition in July 2009, beating rival bids from Italy, Japan and South Africa. The competition’s organisers, Rugby World Cup Limited, had recommended England to the International Rugby Board (IRB; now known as World Rugby).

Of the 20 teams competing at the 2015 World Cup, 12 of them qualified by finishing in the top three places in their pools in the 2011 World Cup. The other eight teams qualified through regional competition. Of the 20 countries competing in the World Cup in 2011, there was only one change – Uruguay replaced Russia. This is the first World Cup since 1987 with no new teams.

Springboks emerge battered and bruised from 46-6 victory over Samoa

Springboks emerge battered and bruised from 46-6 victory over Samoa

BIRMINGHAM, 26 Sept – South Africa’s 46-6 Pool B victory against Samoa helped heal the emotional wounds of their defeat by Japan but left the Springboks with battered and bruised bodies.

“How long is the press conference?” coach Heyneke Meyer joked when asked to offer an update on the walking wounded, which included the impressive Eben Etzebeth and captain Jean de Villiers, who almost missed the tournament with a fractured jaw.

“I’m not sure because a lot of guys have gone for X-rays,” he added.

WALKING WOUNDED

“Jean is one of them. There are five or six other players with injuries. It’s his other jaw. We just hope and pray that he’s right. There’s a long list.”

It looked like being another long and difficult afternoon for the Springboks when Mike Stanley sent over two penalties to give Samoa an early 6-3 lead.

But the Samoa fly-half handed South Africa the initiative in the 15th minute when his misjudged pass was picked off by JP Pietersen (pictured above), who raced away to score the first of his three tries.

Young fly-half Handre Pollard converted four first-half penalties before Schalk Burger, Schalk Brits and Bryan Habana went over to confirm a bonus-point win.

Habana’s try took his World Cup total to 11 and moved him to within striking distance of Jonah Lomu’s all-time record of 15.

FOUNDATION FOR SUCCESS

But there was no doubt Pietersen’s opener laid the foundation for the success.

“It is always special scoring a try for your country, but a hat-trick is very special and I’ll remember it for ever,” said the wing.

“We had to win, if we didn’t win today it we would have been in a very difficult situation to qualify for the quarter-finals.

“We were open about it all week, on the situation that we were in, and the only way to get out of the situation was ourselves. We told ourselves that if we win our remaining three games then we will definitely qualify.”

This result does not have a huge impact on Samoa’s hopes of qualifying, however, with Japan and Scotland still likely to be their key fixtures.

Stephen Betham’s side showed signs of promise in the opening stages. And they were on the front foot before Pietersen’s interception try punctured any growing momentum.

COSTLY INTERCEPTION

“That intercept in the first half cost us for the whole game,” said their captain, Ofisa Treviranus.

“If that intercept hadn’t gone, the game was really tough, and we would have had a really tight game. After that intercept, some of the boys were heads down.”

Samoa’s heads were down but they do not consider themselves out of contention in Pool B.

Coach Betham said: “At the moment I think our pool is still wide pen. It’s anyone’s game. We lost today but we still have a chance.”

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