The former financier turned chef will be accompanying the Brand South Africa team to Davos for the annual World Economic Forum meeting. Host of the popular Africa on a Plate TV series, Lentswe will be introducing guests at a Brand South Africa hosted dinner in Davos to the flavours of Mzansi.Chef, former banker, MC and a man who believes in giving back, Lenstwe Bhengu believes that following your dreams is the only way to fulfilment. He left the security of his high powered career in finance to study the culinary arts. As he told BONA magazine, “The thought of walking away from a comfortable job to start something new was scary and exciting at the same time. However, I knew that I had ignored my dream for a long time. So, in 2011, I quit my job and enrolled into a culinary school.”He trained at the prestigious The Culinary Academy in the Cape Winelands before working in prominent kitchens like the Savoy Cabbage, The Roundhouse, Saucisse Deli. Despite the long hours and demanding environment Bhengu knew he had made the right choice.He has been cooking since he was eight, following his mother around the kitchen. One of his prize possesions is a blank recipe book he received from her. “My mom told me to go and fill it up with all the nice things I wanted to make for my family. I still have it. told me to go and fill it up with all the nice things I wanted to make for my family. I still have it.”“I spoke to my dad and he said to me if you can’t tick yes to all the boxes in your life, that’s what you should change and that’s when I embarked on this journey,” on making the change from finace to food. (Image: Lenstwe Bhengu)Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
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Everything is relative — especially when it comes to thermal bridging. Thermal bridging occurs wherever assembly components with low R-values relative to surrounding materials span from the inside to the outside of a building assembly. Thermal bridging takes place in wood-framed assemblies because, although wood is a pretty good insulator at about R-1 per inch, it is at least three times more thermally conductive than any cavity insulation, which start at about R-3.5 per inch. The uninsulated roof framed with wood (R-value around 1.1 per inch) means rafter lines covered with snow.With steel framing at about R.04 per inch, it’s thermal bridging on a whole different scale. Steel framing typically reduces the in-cavity R-value by as much as 50%, while wood framing reduces in-cavity R-value by a bit less than 10%.Wrapping a building envelope with exterior rigid insulation cuts off the thermal bridging. Rigid insulation as exterior sheathing is a great idea for wood-framed assemblies, imperative for steel. But as in all things hygrothermal, you get a double benefit when you reduce or eliminate thermal bridging — you save energy and reduce the potential for condensation, mold, and rot.The main reason we put insulation in framing cavities is because there is space — it’s the easiest and least expensive place to put the stuff. But it is not the best place, in large part because of thermal bridging. In what Joe Lstiburek of Building Science Corporation calls the “perfect wall” (or roof), all of the insulation is on the exterior. This means that the building frame experiences nearly the same conditions as the occupants, a real recipe for happy, comfortable, and long-lived people and buildings.To gauge the energy implications of framing type, spacing, and thermal bridging, try the ORNL Whole Wall R-value Calculator.
In what is perhaps the first case of extortion involving the crypto currency bitcoin, Gujarat police CID (Crime) has booked a police Inspector and nine other policemen for allegedly forcing a Surat-based builder and real estate player to part with 200 bitcoins, worth ₹12 crore. The police booked them after a complaint was received that Inspector Anant Patel abducted the businessman Shailesh Bhatt and forced him to transfer the bitcoins from his mobile wallet. Mr. Bhatt reportedly trades in crypto currencies. His business partner Kirit Paladiya is said to have warned him that he was under the scanner of the Enforcement Directorate. On February 11, Mr. Paladiya called Mr. Bhatt for a meeting in Gandhinagar. As they were talking, a couple of police vehicles arrived at the scene and they were both taken to a farm house where Mr. Bhatt was asked to transfer the bitcoins to escape the probe. The police lodged an FIR naming 11 persons, including a private individual who reportedly played a fixer between the businessman and the police.
Members of the Amateur Radio Society of Odisha got together at an uninhabited island within the Chilika lake to test their operational skill and technology to help the public during natural calamities such as cyclonic storms.The team had chosen this island as it is inaccessible by conventional telecommunication network. During their two-day camp at the island that ended on Sunday evening, eight licensed private HAM radio operators of Odisha experimented transmission of messages to the outside world through radio signals.‘Used solar power’ It was an attempt to simulate real-life situation during any natural calamity when all conventional modes of communication cease to exist. “To simulate such a situation, we remained cut-off from the outside world for two days and used solar power to operate our HAM radios. A bamboo pole was used as an antenna tower,” said Gurudatta Panda, one of the participants. Amateur radio operators can link up with other HAM enthusiasts through ‘short wave’ radio frequency.Contacted 130 operators During the event, these operators, despite their lack of infrastructure, managed to contact around 130 Amateur radio operators around the world. Around 90 of these were from different parts of India while others were from countries including Denmark, Russia, Indonesia, Thailand and Australia. On Sunday morning they made contacts with HAM enthusiasts of neighbouring countries except Pakistan.According to ARSO members, the importance of HAM radios during natural calamities has not diminished in this era of advanced communication. According to them, during the Titli cyclone, Gajapati district was completely cut-off from the outside world for a few hours. During that time HAM radio with the Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force became the main means of communication of the district administration with the outside world.A big help ARSO members feel that an increase in the number of Amateur radio enthusiasts in the State can be a major help to society in a cyclone and flood-prone State like Odisha. On Sunday, Puri district administration representatives arrived at the island to watch the experiments being conducted by the Amateur radio activists.“There are youths with technical education in electronics and telecommunication in all parts of Odisha who can take up Amateur radio as a hobby and help society at the time of need. In future, we may have HAM radio operators in all blocks of the State,” said Priti Ranjan Mekap, another participant.Apart from Mr. Panda and Mr. Mekap, other enthusiasts who participated in this event were Samir Ranjan Panda, Umakant Swain, Chandrasekhar Patnaik, Sunil Biswal, Tusharkant Mishra and Rajesh Kumar.
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Filipino superfly champion Jerwin Ancajas faces Japan’s Funai Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid LATEST STORIES League rules say that an official review would only be used for shots taken in the final two minutes.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated View comments ‘Bato’ says Robredo has to toughen up: ‘This is war…hindi ka pwedeng pa-cute cute dito’ PLAY LIST 02:21‘Bato’ says Robredo has to toughen up: ‘This is war…hindi ka pwedeng pa-cute cute dito’01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch02:11Bato has high regard for PNP chief’s character, willing to “bet his neck” for him02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Magnolia won Game 7, 63-60, to earn a trip to the finals against San Miguel.READ: Magnolia rallies to beat Rain or Shine in Game 7, books finals rematch FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsIn that game, Rome Dela Rosa was given the three-point field goal that gave the Hotshots the 53-50 lead with 3:30 left but video replays showed that the ball was still in his hands when the shot clock went off.Unfortunately for Rain or Shine, the shot wasn’t reviewable since it happened before the final two minutes of the game. MANILA, Philippines—The PBA has passed down the sentences to a couple of game officials who worked on Game 7 of the Philippine Cup semifinals series between Magnolia and Rain or Shine.The league office suspended referee Sherwin Pineda for two games and table official Carlo Santos, who operated the 24-second shot clock, for one game following the controversy in the deciding match.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ
Yohann LeroySatellite operator Eutelsat has named Yohann Leroy as deputy CEO in addition to his current role as chief technical officer.Leroy will serve alongside co-deputy CEO Michel Azibert, who is also Eutelsat’s chief commercial and development officer.Leroy joined Eutelsat in 2010 as director of strategy before assuming the role of Director of Engineering in 2013 and chief technical officer in 2014.Rodolphe Belmer, Eutelsat CEO, said: “Yohann has made a significant contribution to Eutelsat’s development and to our senior leadership team. His appointment as Deputy CEO, alongside Michel Azibert, reflects both his talents and the breadth of his skills.”Eutelsat last week appointed Mike Antonovich as CEO of Eutelsat Americas, replacing Patricio Northland, who is leaving the group. Antonovich has held a number of senior industry roles including head of sales at PanAmSat and, more recently, as CEO of Genesis Networks, SVP for the Americas at Ateme and SVP of global sales for Global Media Links in Japan.
Orange has chosen video technology company Harmonic to provide a live encoding and transcoding platform for IPTV and OTT service delivery.The operator will use Harmonic’s Electra software-based system as a unified solution for delivering IPTV and OTT content to some 6.6 million subscribers in France.“Harmonic’s OTT innovation is unmatched with recent achievements in bandwidth optimisation, improved video quality and low latency across all delivery platforms,” said Ian Graham, vice president of sales, EMEA and LATAM at Harmonic.“Adopting Harmonic’s all-software media processing portfolio helps customers like Orange stay on top of video format and codec evolutions and launch new services with a quick time to market.”