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Tells it All - Namibian Sun

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  • 06/07/17--03:33: Cowardly attack on Courage
  • Cowardly attack on CourageCowardly attack on Courage Local comedian Courage was brutally attacked on Saturday morning around 07:00. Courage, who has been on the Free Your Mind comedy show since 2011, said he was with a friend at Ausspannplatz when the violent mugging occurred outside his place.
    “My friend was dropping something off and I waited for him when these guys came from nowhere and hit me after they took the money I had. They also hit my friend who tried to stop them after I blacked out,” he said.
    He was taken to the hospital where he received 16 stitches and had to have two teeth removed. Courage says Namibia is becoming dangerous and people shouldn’t travel alone regardless of the time of the day. “Have someone who can stop the muggers or call the police. I also heard one of the guys curse me because I am foreign and I can’t help but wonder if this is the beginning of xenophobia in Namibia,” he said. Courage says he should be good to continue his gigs as of next week.
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    Racism rife in Namibian sports: KambaekuaRacism rife in Namibian sports: Kambaekua Racism in Namibian sports is rife and has become a daily experience for many sportspeople, New Era Senior Sports Journalist, Carlos Kambaekua said this week.

    Kambaekua was speaking during a presentation at the public hearing on racism organised by the Office of the Ombudsman.

    The veteran sport reporter singled out the issue of Theo 'Kwaaikie' Coetzee, a Wanderers rugby player, who last year reportedly called Patrick Mulumba a “swart bobbejaan”, translated to “black baboon”.

    According to Kambaekua, the rugby authorities tried by all means to blanket the incident, while other media houses “turned a blind eye” to this racial slur and described it as a mere misunderstanding.

    He told the panel that it was only after New Era had put immense pressure on the Wanderers principal sponsor, First National Bank, to pronounce itself on the issue, that the club took action against Coetzee. Kambaekua also questioned the selection of players for national teams in some sport codes.

    He said statistics reveal that while rugby clubs from disadvantaged communities have won the bigger chunk of Namibia's flagship league titles consistently, these players are deliberately overlooked for the benefit of players who have never played club rugby in Namibia.

    “There is absolute blatant racism in Namibian sport; it is just that people don't talk about it or rather, don't want to hear about it,” he stressed.

    He could also not hide his unhappiness on what he termed a “short supply of vital components” among sports administrators and officials, saying they lack integrity, morals, ethics, honesty and accountability.

    Kambaekua said stricter measures should be implemented to discipline offenders found guilty of racism.

    NAMPA

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  • 06/07/17--16:00: Debmarine Cup fixtures ready
  • Debmarine Cup fixtures readyDebmarine Cup fixtures readyPlay programme confirmed It's all systems go for the 2017 Debmarine Namibia Cup's last 16 clashes as the organisers released the running order for the two venues in Mariental and Kuisebmond on 17 June. The Namibia Football Association yesterday announced the times and match orders for the two venues for games which will be played on 17 June.

    The last 16 clubs in the Debmarine Cup are aware of who they will face in the round and are preparing their game plans accordingly.

    In Walvis Bay action will start at 09:00 between Touch & Go and Rundu Chiefs, followed by Tura Magic against Gendev at 11:00. Try Again and Eleven Arrows will battle it out at 13:00 and at 15:00 Unam FC and Mighty Gunners will go head to head at the Kuisebmond Stadium.

    At Mariental, the sport stadium will have its first match at 11:00 with Outjo FC and Eastern Chiefs facing it off for a place in the quarterfinals. At 13:00, Civics and Young Beauties will meet and two hours later Young African and Bee Bob Brothers will take to the field for their battle.

    The final match of the round and of the day will be at 17:00 as Young African and Life Fighters clash at the Mariental Sports Stadium.

    Tickets are N$30 at Computicket and Checkers outlets countrywide. Each match will carry a Man of the Match award worth N$1 000 in Round 16 and that amount increases to N$1 500 in the quarterfinals; N$2 000 in the semi-finals and N$5 000 in the final match.

    In addition to this, the Man of the Match will have to select a charity of his choice that will receive an equivalent amount.

    The last 16 clubs in the Debmarine Namibia Cup will receive an increased amount of N$20 000 to prepare for the matches, the same amount all the way to the semi-finals, while the two finalists will each get N$30 000 to help prepare for the title-deciding match on 25 November.



    Sport Reporter

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  • 06/07/17--16:00: Bringing rugby live
  • Bringing rugby liveBringing rugby liveWelwitschia's match will be offered as its played MultiChoice announced the live broadcast of the SuperSport Rugby Challenge match between the Windhoek Draught Welwitschias and the Pumas. In the spirit of making great entertainment accessible, MultiChoice Namibia announced the live broadcast of the SuperSport Rugby Challenge match between the Windhoek Draught Welwitchias and the Pumas on 17 June.

    The broadcast will be a SuperSport special to celebrate MultiChoice Namibia's 25 year anniversary. Gideon Khobane the CEO of SuperSport, commented that the SuperSport Rugby Challenge is vital in helping nurture future stars.

    “Happily the Welwitschias found some form recently and will be tough to beat at home. We hope a good crowd comes out to celebrate and support their team,” he said.

    Roger Gertze, general manager of MultiChoice Namibia added that their mission is to make great entertainment more accessible to Namibians, “thus we are proud to make a contribution to this significant initiative which extends beyond broadcasting to the exposure of our exceptional Namibian talent on a global level, local value-addition and collaboration with key sporting stakeholders to promote and advance this popular sport in Namibia.”

    In the same vein Elizma Theron, acting CEO of the Namibia Rugby Union said that the match against the Pumas will be rather challenging with many of our players participating in the Nations Cup in Uruguay, but the Windhoek Draught Welwitschias will still play with the absolute determination and passion that we have grown accustomed to.”

    The much-anticipated game will air live on SuperSport SS1 (DStv channel 201) at 13:00 on Saturday.



    Limba Mupetami

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    Galz & Goalz a source for spotting talentGalz & Goalz a source for spotting talent The Namibia Football Association hailed the 'Football and Healthy Lifestyle Festival' which took place in Eenhana on Saturday, as a success.

    The festival attracted 489 girls who received life skill lessons which they can use in their daily lives. The girls, who come from 14 different schools in the Ohangwena Region, took part in Under-13, 15, 17 and 20 football tournaments.

    The Namibia Planned Parenthood Association shared information with the girls on HIV and Aids and also offered HIV counselling and testing for adults who attended.

    The programme 'Teenagers against Alcohol and Drugs Abuse' shared information on the consequences of alcohol and drug abuse.

    Frederic Sitali, the regional coordinator of Ohangwena Galz & Goals said since the launch of the programme in the region in 2011, the coaches and committee members have been working hard to continuously develop the programme with the aim of contributing to the realisation of the national development goals.

    “NFA Galz & Goals has been like my baby since the programme was launched in Ohangwena in 2011 and it is an unspeakable joy for me to see what we have managed to do and how many girls are actively part of the programme,” said Sitali.

    The girls from Haindongo Primary School's A team won the under-13 tournament, while Eenhana Senior Secondary School took the gold in the under-15 tournament.

    The under-17 tournament was won by Ocavela Combined School, while the under -20 team from Eenhana Senior Secondary School won their tournament.

    The next event is the Eenhana Galz & Goals League that will kick off on 17 June 2017.

    The NFA Galz & Goals programme is a partnership between the Namibia Football Association, United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund and SCORE Namibia.



    NAMPA

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    Rome look to javelin star Roehler to rock OlimpicoRome look to javelin star Roehler to rock Olimpico The absence of Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt has Rome Diamond League organisers turning their eyes skywards in the hope German javelin star Thomas Roehler raises the roof with another stellar performance.

    Bolt, who is set to retire from athletics this year, will only make his European debut - ahead of the London world championships in August at the Czech Golden Spikes event in Ostrava on June 28.

    The second of 14 Diamond League meetings spread over 13 different countries, Rome in spite of Bolt's absence offers up an all-star cast featuring 36 medallists from the 2016 Rio Olympics, and a world record attempt in the women's 5 000m for Ethiopia's Genzebe Dibaba.

    And Roehler would be forgiven for wanting to snatch the spotlight in Doha last month, the German threw the spear a massive 93.90 metres.

    Although well short of Jan Zelezny's world mark of 98.48m, set in 1996, Roehler's throw was the second best of all time, the furthest in 20 years and gave an indication of what's to come from the 25-year-old Olympic champion.

    “I did not see that coming. I did not expect that in the first start of the season,” Roehler said in Doha on 5 May.

    “I'm second best ever. It will take some days to realise that.”

    With ideal conditions set to grace the Italian capital on the 37th edition of the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea, Roehler will be looking for more heroics competing from a field including 2012 Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott of Trinidad and Tobago, and a trio of world champions in Julius Yego, Vitezslav Vesely and Tero Pitkamaki.



    NAMPA/AFP

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    Australia face must-win 2018 qualifierAustralia face must-win 2018 qualifier Australia face a must-win qualifier against Saudi Arabia in Adelaide today if they are to keep alive their direct qualification hopes for next year's World Cup finals.

    The Socceroos, who have qualified for last three editions, trail the Saudis and group leaders Japan by three points with three games left in Asia Group B.

    The top two teams will progress to Russia 2018 with the third-placed nation forced into play-offs.

    Both Australia and Saudi Arabia also have to play Japan in the remaining matches, adding a further edge.

    It has been a muddling campaign for Ange Postecoglou's Australians, who are the only unbeaten team in the group but have had four draws among their seven games.

    “Saudi Arabia are in a good position on the table and we need to not just draw but win - it's a must-win,” German-based attacker Mathew Leckie said.

    But he added that the team was “very confident” and “very strong at home”.

    “We will definitely cause a lot of problems for them and if we play at our best, it will be tough to stop us.”

    The Australians were on track for all three points in their away match in Jeddah last October before a 79th-minute equaliser from Nassir Al-Shamrani in a 2-2 draw.

    Scoring has been an issue for the Socceroos and QPR midfielder Massimo Luongo believed an early goal would be vital to unlock the Saudi game plan of containment in Australia.

    “A goal early would ruin their game plan and they'll be forced to come out and try and score, and that will help us,” Luongo said.

    “A draw might be good enough (for the Saudis) but if we get a goal it's just going to unlock them. They they'll need to come out and play.”

    Dutchman Bert Van Marwijk's Saudi squad has been together for most of the last month.

    The team was in Frankfurt for two weeks, followed by a week in Saudi Arabia before their early arrival into Adelaide to prepare for the qualifier.

    Saudi Arabia have not made an appearance at a World Cup since Germany in 2006.



    SUPERSPORT

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  • 06/07/17--16:00: Player's death shocks fans
  • Player's death shocks fansPlayer's death shocks fansBeijing player recalls Tiote's collapse One of Beijing Enterprises' players has recalled the “horrible” moment when Cheick Tiote fell to the ground in training and later died. The former Newcastle United midfielder, 30, passed away on Monday, about an hour after he collapsed. “He just collapsed right in front of me,” Jin Hui said in a post on social media platform WeChat Moments, and seen by BBC Chinese.

    The 29-year-old said he joined with the first-aid efforts on the pitch.

    “I still cannot believe this,” he added.

    A club statement confirmed Tiote died at around 19:00 local time. “Beijing Enterprises Group FC mourns with deep grief over Mr Tiote's death,” it read, adding that Tiote made an “outstanding contribution to the club”.

    On Tuesday, members of an official fan club visited the Beijing's home stadium to lay flowers on the pitch in a brief ceremony.

    “They came this morning in the rain to pay tribute to Mr Tiote,” Chen Zhenting, a spokesperson for the fan club, told BBC Chinese. “We are in pain and very, very sad to see him die at such a young age.”

    Chen said there would be further commemoration at Beijing's home game against Harbin Yiteng later this month.

    “On 24 June, we will pay tribute to the player, as he wore number 24,” Chen said. “There would definitely be a silent tribute.”

    The cause of Tiote's death has not been announced, with the club waiting for the Ivorian's family to travel to Beijing.

    “We must wait until his family is here,” club spokesperson Yang Xiaoxiao said.

    “We need to respect their opinion and not to speak more at this moment.”

    Meanwhile, Beijing head coach Gao Hongbo has revealed the club has seen a request to postpone their next fixture rejected by opponents Meizhou Hakka.

    “We hope the [Chinese] FA would offer some help to postpone the match on Saturday,” Gao added.

    BBC SPORTS

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    Toyota still top valuable brandToyota still top valuable brand Toyota has retained its title as the world's most valuable car brand in the annual BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands Study.

    It's the ninth time that Toyota has topped the automotive category in the report's 12-year history.

    Conducted by Millward Brown, the study lists values for the world's largest corporations taking into account how brands resonate with buyers, and whether they offer the benefit of different and trendsetting products and features.

    A total of 10 automotive brands featured on the 2017 global 100 list, with the second and third place positions being awarded to luxury marques. Technology brands dominated the BrandZ 2017 list comprising 54% of total.



    Top 10 most-valuable car brands 2017

    1 Toyota – N371.8 billion

    2 BMW – N$318.5 billion

    3 Mercedes-Benz – N$305.5 billion

    4 Ford – N$169 billion

    5 Honda – N$157.3 billion

    6 Nissan – N$146.9 billion

    7 Audi – N$120.9 billion

    8 Tesla - N$75.4 billion

    9 Land Rover – N$71.5 billion

    10 Porsche – N$66.3 billion



    Insights from the BrandZ 2017 report reflect the growth of experimentation with alternate energy sources and autonomous driving, and further technological integration into vehicle design by manufacturers.

    The report additionally pointed out the shifting trend of consumer preference towards SUVs.



    WHEELS24

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  • 06/07/17--16:00: Brezina turns it upside down
  • Brezina         turns it upside                 downBrezina turns it upside downPilot creates helicopter than can drive Everyone has their eyes on cars that can fly while a Czech pilot has created a mini helicopter than can drive. As global automakers compete to bring the first flying car to market, Czech pilot Pavel Brezina is trying a different tack: Instead of creating a car that flies, he has made a “GyroDrive” - a mini helicopter you can drive.

    The engineer and owner of Nirvana Systems, a company producing motors for small flying machines, insists his vehicle is the first in the world authorised to operate both on roads and in the air.

    Brezina told AFP in a hangar at the Prerov-Bochor airport in the eastern Czech Republic: “This is the only road certified flying vehicle I know about.

    “Everyone is trying to make a high-speed car that can fly, but this is a different thing,” said the tall, bespectacled 51-year-old, who has 30 years' experience as a pilot under his belt.

    His GyroDrive vehicle is based on a gyroplane - a mini-helicopter - that uses a copter-style rotor to move up and down, and an aeroplane-type “pusher propeller” to go forward.

    Brezina's company buys gyroplane kits from a German firm, and then assembles and equips them with a system allowing the pilot-driver to switch between a petrol engine propelling the rotors and an electric engine that drives the wheels.

    The two-seat GyroDrive has a maximum driving speed of just 40km/h and can take its crew of two on short drives to a petrol station or a hotel.

    It needs less than 100 metres to take off and reaches a top speed of 180km/h in the air. Its flying range is 600km.

    After landing, the pilot only has to fix the main rotor blades along the axis of the GyroDrive and pull out a built-in licence plate to transform it into a road vehicle.

    Prices start at N$827 000 but they can reach four million koruna, depending on specifications.



    Robust testing

    While Brezina is already planning to take his wife, also a pilot, and two children to London aboard GyroDrives, inventors worldwide are frantically working on prototypes of cars that fly.

    In neighbouring Slovakia, the AeroMobil company says it has received dozens of orders from customers for a flying car expected to hit the market in 2020.

    AeroMobil CEO Juraj Vaculik said: “We want to build a vehicle that will not only be able to fly and drive but also fulfil each technical and legal requirement,” says Vaculik touting “a robust testing programme”.

    He told AFP that AeroMobil initially plans to produce 500 units of its winged car, which uses a turbo propeller to get off the ground.

    The AeroMobil is expected to reach a top ground speed of 160km/h and up to 360km/h in the air, with a flying and driving range of some 700km.

    In mid-May, Japan's Toyota also unveiled plans to launch a three-wheel flying car dubbed SkyDrive using retractable wings and drone technology.

    The vehicle is expected to have a top flight speed of around 100km/h, hovering around 10 metres off the ground. It will have a top land speed around 150 kph.

    Silicon Valley flying car startup, Kitty Hawk, reportedly backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, released a video in April of its airborne prototype and announced plans for deliveries of a “personal flying machine” this year.

    Other firms, including ride-sharing service Uber, also have soaring ambitions for their flying car prototypes.



    Not for everyone

    Brezina got the licence plates for his GyroDrive in March, three years after starting the project.

    For his first trip, he flew some 230m west to an airport on the outskirts of Prague, then drove downtown to have a cup of coffee in the Czech capital's central Wenceslas Square and got stopped by the police on the way.

    Brezina said: “Well, if you saw this driving through Prague, wouldn't you stop it? I would.”

    Brezina told AFP he has already been safely flying gyroplanes all over Europe and beyond for the last seven years with a group of friends.

    He said: “I would liken it to a group of motorbikers, this is actually a 3D motorbike. We also travel to other continents where we rent gyroplanes.”

    Looking into the future, Brezina said he doubts GyroDrive will take over roads and airways.

    “First, it requires a set of certain qualities to become a gyroplane pilot, and second, it's not just about pushing a button. I think it will spread, but not on a mass scale.”

    Co-financed by the Slovak government, AeroMobil will not be everyone's flying car either because of its eyewatering price tag of 1.2-1.5 million euros (US$1.35-1.7 million) per unit.

    Vaculik added: It will rather serve as “some kind of a flying Uber service.

    “Our concept is that not many people would own this flying car but many will be able to use it,” he added.

    NAMPA/AFP

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    Huracán takes chequered flagHuracán takes chequered flag After the European successes in the Blancpain GT Series Sprint and Endurance Cup, in the British GT Championship and in the German ADAC GT Masters, the Lamborghini Huracán GT3 conquers its first victory also in Italy, in the Italian GT Championship.

    And it is a double win scored first by the team Antonelli Motorsport in Race 1 on Saturday, then by the team Ombra Racing on the following day in Race 2.

    At the Misano World Circuit, which hosted the second round of the championship, the Lamborghini of the team Antonelli Motorsport won Race 1 on Saturday, thanks to an excellent performance of Riccardo Agostini and Daniel Zampieri. After starting from the fourth position on grid, the two young Italians, members of the GT3 Junior Program of Lamborghini Squadra Corse, secured a well-deserved victory thanks to a perfect race conduct and a fast pace, which allowed them to prevail over the BMW M6 GT3 driven by Comandini and Cerqui and the second Huracán GT3 fielded by the team Antonelli Motorsport, with the Lamborghini Young Drivers Alain Valente and Lorenzo Veglia behind the wheel.

    Race 2, which took place on Sunday 4 June, saw the domination of the Lamborghini Huracán GT3 of the team Ombra Racing. The GT3 Junior Driver Alex Frassineti, after getting the pole position in Saturday morning's qualifying session, maintained his leading position from the start till the opening of the pit window for the driver change. His teammate Michele Beretta, who is also a member of the Lamborghini GT3 Junior Program, did the rest by skillfully administering his advantage until the checkered flag and thus preceding the Ferrari 488 GT3 of Scuderia Baldini and the Huracán GT3 of the team Antonelli Motorsport, driven by Agostini and Zampieri. The latter two drivers concluded the Misano weekend with a double podium.

    Alex Frassineti and Michele Beretta of Ombra Racing now lead the driver standing in Super GT3 class with 54 points, followed by Riccardo Agostini and Daniel Zampieri of Antonelli Motorsport seconds with 47 points.

    The next round of the Italian GT Championship is scheduled on the weekend of 16 to 18 June at the Monza Circuit.



    MARKET NEWS

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  • 06/07/17--16:00: Lost highway
  • Lost highwayLost highway Five suspended levels and cars going in all directions… a new highway interchange is driving motorists to tears, as they find themselves lost in a concrete maze resembling a plate of spaghetti.

    After eight years of construction, the Huangjuewan interchange was completed last week on the outskirts of Chongqing, a sprawling metropolis in southwest China.

    The structure balances five layers of traffic with the highest 37 metres above ground. No less than 15 ramps have been built to allow vehicles to move from one level to another, in eight directions, according to the municipality's website.



    Don't miss a ramp

    An official on Chongqing's urban and rural construction committee told Xinhua news agency that the complex design was necessary to link the city's core, airport, and expressway, with each ramp leading to a different zone.

    This navigational nightmare has set the internet ablaze.

    One social network user said: “If you miss a ramp, you will reach Chongqing one day later.”



    Confused GPS

    “My GPS told me: Go where you want and leave me alone!” a commenter joked, while another christened the city “Chongqing, the city that you'll never leave.”

    One driver was more reassuring: “Huangjuewan, a legendary bridge in eight directions and five stories: I took it without a GPS and without getting lost!”



    NAMPA/AFP

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    Oniipa otayi ka mona omayambidhidho okuza kuELCINOniipa otayi ka mona omayambidhidho okuza kuELCIN Ondoolopa yaOniipa oya yi metsokumwe uvathano nongeleka yaELCIN opo ondoolopa ndjoka yi vule okumona omayambidhidho okuza kongongangerki ndjoka.

    Momaanda elelo lyondoolopa yaNiipa oshowo ELCIN oya shaina etsokumwe ndyoka lya nuninwa okuyambulapo ondoolopa ndjoka mekwathelo lyongeleka yaELCIN, ndjoka oyo yi na oshitopolwa shevi oshinene mondoolopa moka.

    Onandjokwe ndjoka oyo yi li ehala tali nana oyendji mondoolopa ndjoka, oya totwa po kaatumwa yaSoomi momvula yo-1911.

    Oya kala ehala lyaaSoomi nokonima oya ningi oombonge oonene dhaELCIN. Ongeleka oya yambulapo ehala ndyoka nokumona oshitopolwa oshinene shevi pehala ndyoka. Sho Oniipa ya ningwa ondoolopa mo-2015 ongeleka ndjoka oya adhika nale yi na iikwaniipangitho oyindji mwakwatelwa oshipangelo shOnandjokwe Lutheran Hospital.

    Pethimbo lyeshaino ndyoka Mayola gwaNiipa, Immanuel Kambonde okwa popi kutya ondoolopa oya hala okumona eyambidhidho okuza kuELCIN opo woo ya vule okumona omayambidhidho okuza komahangano ngoka giimanga kumwe nongeleka ndjoka.

    “Onandjokwe oyi li ongulumpungulilo kuyoyene na ohayi nana aatalelipo oyenji okuza muuyuni. Ehala oli na ondjokonona nondoolopa yetu oya pumbwa okumona uuwanawa okupitila mehala ndyoka. Otwa nyanyukwa sho elelo lyongeleka lya zimine okuya mekwatathano natse,” Kambonde ta ti.

    Omunambelewa omukuluntu gwondoolopa, Junias Jacob okwa popi kutya enenedhiladhilo lyetsokumwe ndyoka okukwashilipaleka kutya elelo lyondoolopa olya mona ompito yevi ndyoka. Okwa popi kutya ELCIN oye omutotipo gwoNandjokwe ndjoka oyo yili endiki enene lyondoolopa yaNiipa.

    Jacob okwa popi otaya ka longitha ekwatathano ewanawa lyongeleka opo ya ye moonkundathana nooyene yevi, yo ondoolopa yi vule okumona evi kuyambulwepo ondoolopa. Pehala lyongeleka omukomeho gwaELCIN gwEvi nOmaliko, Omusita Wilhelm Hainane okwa popi kutya ongeleka yawo kayi li ompinge neyambulepo lyondooopa naashoka osho sha etitha ya vule okuya metsokumwe nondoolopa yaNiipa.

    “Sho AaSoomi ye ya moNamibia oye ya nokukala mpaka na oya e ta aantu momudhingoloko nguka nokuya longa onkalamwenyo. Etsokumwe ndika otali tsakanitha omalalakano gongeleka . Otatu ka longa aantu yetu mOniipa kutya oya pumbwa okukala nokulongela kumwe ngiini mokutunga Namibia.”

    ILENI NANDJATO

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    Ompangela yeyambulepo lyomalweendo monooliOmpangela yeyambulepo lyomalweendo monooliOmpangela ndjoka otayi ka gandjwa momake gokabinete Okwa hololwa omaiyuvo ga yooloka ngele ompangela yetungo lyopoloyeka yongushu yoobiliyona 12 yomalweendo monooli yoshilongo nayi tulwe miilonga pwaahena omaupyakadhi. Okwa hololwa omaiyuvo oshiwike shika, pethimbo lye gandjo lyuuyelele kombinga yompangela onene yiitopolwa ine yomonooli yoshilongo mwa kwatelwa uumbanda kutya ompangela ndjoka inayi kundathanwa pakantu yopashigwana.

    Egandjo lyuuyelele ndyoka oya ningilwa mOshikango mOshitopolwa shaHangwena, moka aaleli yopashitopolwa mwakwatelwa ominista

    Alpheus !Naruseb oshowo Ominista Sophia Shaningwa, ya gandja uuyelele wa gwedhwapo ombinga yompaangela ndjoka, ya nuninwa okukandula po omaupyakadhi gomalweendo miitopolwa mbyoka.

    Ompangela ndjoka ya totwapo uule woomvula mbali oyi li oshiyetwapo sha ningwa kaakuthimbinga ya yooloka shoka sha tulwa miilonga momvula yo-2014, moka ompumbwe yiiyenditho mokati kaakashigwashigwana yomiitopowa ngaashi Oshana, Ohangwena, Oshikoto nOmusati ya kundathanwa.

    ompangela ndjoka ya tengenekelwa uule woomvula 20 oya nuninwa okwaadha omalalakano gepangelo mokuyambulapo omakwatathano goondjila moNamibia.

    Sha landula egandjo lyomauyelele ndyoka, okwa holola kutya okwa pumbwa okugandja iifuta kaakwashigwwana mboka taya ka kuthwa pomahala gawo mpoka tapu ende oondjila, naashoka osha etitha ehololo lyomaivo ga!Naruseb.

    “Ngele osho ngaaka nena aantu oyendji otaya ka tameka okutungila mpoka tapu thanekwa okweenda oondjila opo ya vule okupewa iifuta mbyoka,” !Naruseb ta ti.

    Kombinga yaantu mboka taya pumbwa okufutwa Shaningwa okwa pula ngele oya ningwa tuu nayo oonkundaathana nongele okwa ningwa oonkundathana, okwa pula ngele okwa adhika etsokumwe pokati kaakwashigwana mboka molwaashoka epangelo itali ka vula okufuta aakwashigwana mboka pondondo yopombanda.

    “Ngele oto ende okuza mOmuthiya oto mono nkene omagumbo ga tungwa popate na osho tandi pulile ngele aantu mboka oya ningwa nayo oonkundathana,” Shaningwa a popi.

    Omukomeho gwoMotor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Fund, Rosalia Martins-Hausiku, okwa gandja omaiyuvo ge kutya ehangano lyawo inali ningwa oshitopolwa shoompangela ndhoka pethimbo dha tulwa poshitaafula.

    Okwa gwedha po kutya omauyelele gamwe kombinga yiinima mbyoka hayi etitha iiponga oshowo egameno kage shi goshili.



    Omagwedhelepo

    Omagwedhelepo gamwe ga ningwa ongaashi opo oondjila dhomamanya dhi kuthwemo mompangela ndjoka. Ngoloneya gwaHangwena , Usko Nghaamwa, okwa holola kutya otashi kala sha puka okuninga ngaaka molwaashoka oondjila ndhoka otadhi dhana onkandangala onene mokati kaakwashigwana ye moHangwena.

    “Oondjila dhomamanya moshitopolwa shandje odha simana noonkondo molwaashoka odho hadhi longithwa kaakwashigwana opo ya vule okuthika komahala ga yooloka onkene itandi popile opo dhi kuthwepo nenge shi patwe,” Nghaamwa a popi.

    Aaleli yalwe yopaitopolwa oya holola omaiyuvo gawo kombinga yomagwedhelepo ngoka.

    Omupeha Omukomeho mUuministeli wOmalweendo, Lemmy Mutonga okwa popi kutya okwa pumbwa okuningwa omalundululo momukanda ngoka gwompangela.

    Mutonga okwa popi kutya ngele ope na omapuko ga ningwa nena otaga talululwa oshowo ku gwedhwe mo omagwedhelepo ngoka ga ningwa omanga omukanda ngoka inagu falwa kOkabinete gu vulwe okuziminwa nokupew omulilo omuzizi.

    Omukanda ngoka ogwa pewa uuministeli na otagu ka falwa kokabinete.

    Etotepo lyomukanda gwompangela ndjoka olya ningwa neyambidhidho okuza kepangelo lyaGerman okupitila moGerman Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development oshowo Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

    Ogwa ningwa konima yoomwedhi sho elelo lyoshilando shaVenduka lya kaleke oompangela yalyo yomalweendo omolwa omaupyakadhi getulo miilonga lyompangela ndjoka.

    Oshilando osha tula miilonga elila epe lyomambesa galyo momasiku 14 gaNovemba mo-2016 nonando etulo miilonga lye longitho lyelila epe inali tambiwako kuyalwe mboka yaholola kutya inaya tseyithilwa kombinga yomalunduluko ngoka. Elelo lyaVenduka olya ningi omauvaneko tali ka tululula miilonga elila limwe.



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    Chinese reserves rise modestlyChinese reserves rise modestly China's foreign exchange reserves rose modestly in May for a fourth straight month and by more than markets had expected, as stringent capital control measures and a weakening dollar helped staunch outflows.

    Reserves rose US$24 billion in May to US$3.054 trillion, compared with an increase of US$21 billion in April to US$3.03 trillion, central bank data showed on Wednesday.

    It was the first time that reserves had climbed for four months in a row since June 2014.

    Economists polled by Reuters had expected reserves to rise from US$10 billion to US$3.04 trillion.

    China has tightened rules on moving capital outside the country in recent months as it seeks to support the yuan currency and stem a slide in its foreign exchange reserves.

    It burned through nearly US$320 billion of reserves last year but the yuan still fell about 6.5 percent against the dollar, its biggest annual drop since 1994.

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  • 06/07/17--16:00: Rand extends losses
  • Rand extends lossesRand extends losses The South African rand extended losses on Wednesday as investors worried that news of the first recession in eight years could prompt further credit rating downgrades.

    The manufacturing and trade sectors saw sharp downturns, with growth contracting 0.7% in the first quarter of 2017 after shrinking 0.3% in the fourth quarter of 2016.

    “The sharply negative GDP print will catalyse further credit ratings downgrades, probably sooner than we had previously anticipated,” said analyst at Nedbank Capital Reezwana Sumad.

    Moody's expected to release ratings decision on Friday.

    Net foreign reserves rose to US$42 billion in May, due in part to depreciation of the dollar versus most major currencies, the Reserve Bank said on Wednesday.

    Government bonds were weaker, with the yield on benchmark paper due in 2026 up 4 basis points to 8.52%.

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  • 06/07/17--16:00: New chairman for Anglo
  • New chairman for AngloNew chairman for AngloChambers tasked to rebuild Anglo Anglo American announced the appointment of new chairman Stuart Chambers who will join as a non-executive director on 1 September. Anglo American said on Wednesday Stuart Chambers, former chairman of technology firm ARM Holdings and beverage can maker Rexam, would become the miner's next chairman to carry on rebuilding the company.

    Chambers will join as non-executive director and chairman designate on 1 September and will become chairman on 1 November, Anglo said in a statement.

    Current chair John Parker, who will step down on 31 October, has presided over the company for eight years, including seeing it through a deep commodity price crash in 2015-16.

    Last year Anglo recovered strongly, leading gains on the FTSE with a 300% rally after a 75% fall in 2015.

    This year, the recovery has stalled as the commodity rally has faltered and challenges for the new chairman will include dealing with Indian billionaire Anil Agarwal, who bought a £2 billion stake in the

    company.

    CEO Mark Cutifani said Chambers was bringing relevant skills in 'technology-led innovation' and would help to continue to rebuild Anglo. “We have materially restored Anglo American's balance sheet and transformed the business performance over the last three years, and our task now is to unlock the very considerable value that we can see from our world-class asset base,” Cutifani said.

    Chambers, aged 61, served as chairman of ARM Holdings, regarded as Britain's most successful technology firm, and Rexam until 2016 when both companies were taken

    over.

    Before that he was non-executive director at Tesco until 2015 and he began his career at oil major Shell as a chemical engineer.

    “Anglo American has emerged from the commodity price downturn more resilient and with a renewed sense of purpose, both strategically and in terms of the role it plays in society,” Chambers said.

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  • 06/07/17--16:00: No oil disruptions as yet
  • No oil disruptions as yetNo oil disruptions as yet A political dispute between Qatar and several Middle Eastern countries including Saudi Arabia has had no impact so far on Qatari gas exports, trading house Trafigura said on Wednesday.

    “The developments in Qatar have so far not impacted at all our trading business. It's much too early to say if there could be a disruption,” Trafigura chief financial officer Christophe Salmon told Reuters.

    “We generally see any geopolitical event as an opportunity for trading rather than a threat,” he added.

    Several Middle Eastern countries, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates cut ties with the tiny Gulf state on Monday over what they say is Qatar's support for terrorism, an accusation Qatar vehemently denies.

    Trafigura has boosted its liquefied natural gas (LNG) trading aggressively in recent years and is a supplier of Qatari gas, including to Egypt.

    “The LNG market is an oversupplied market ... the main focus is to secure customers,” Salmon said.

    “Egypt has been a very good business for us - both on the gas and products side. Last year we had a very significant market share in Egypt. It is lower this year. It's a profitable business but not without a risk, credit risk,” he added.

    He said Trafigura planned to negotiate access to LNG volumes from Australia, the United States and Africa.

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  • 06/07/17--16:00: Boost for SME awards
  • Boost for SME awardsBoost for SME awardsFNB Business SME division supports first northern SME awards FNB Namibia’s SME division has pledged to support the Northern SME awards with N$10 000. FNB has been supporting SME initiatives for a number of years. The FNB Business, SME Division Far North Area recently pledged their support of the first ever Northern SME Awards with an amount of N$ 10 000.

    Onnie Negonga, SME business manager, Far North FNB Business said: “We are delighted to develop a good business relationship with this first ever, innovative initiative in the far northern regions which recognises, encourages and appreciates the hard work and dedication of the young emerging entrepreneurs in our region. Our vision at FNB Namibia is to be a great Namibian business, creating a better world through our group strategy.”

    According to Negonga, FNB Namibia has always been a forerunner in supporting SMEs and this commitment was underpinned this year alone with assistance towards SME Compete for interns to gain on-the-job-training, as well as the launch of a special SME Fund aimed at upcoming SMEs who have bankable business ideas but lack the collateral or capital to set-up their businesses.

    Thomas Iindji, chairman of the Namibia Chamber of Commerce northern branch said the aim and objective of the awards was to provide a platform for the SME businesses to grow, inspire and act as a driver for local SMEs to prosper, as well as to restore an unfulfilled sense of encouragement, recognition and appreciation for their hard work, dedication and ambition.

    “The goal is to be a leader through empowering Small and Medium Enterprises who excel in different activities. It is also an effort to complement the Harambee Prosperity Plan implemented last year by President Hage Geingob on the economic advancement and development of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME).”

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  • 06/07/17--16:00: Upgrade for Epupa market
  • Upgrade for Epupa marketUpgrade for Epupa market The Epupa informal market in Opuwo will soon be upgraded to a formal structure with a roof and electricity.

    Sean Makono, an assistant at the Local Economic Development Division of Opuwo Town Council, told Nampa on Tuesday that the council will start upgrading the market at the beginning of July.

    Makono said the council has budgeted N$300 000 for the long-awaited project, which will include the provision of electricity, erecting of a fence and installation of a roof.

    Council is considering hiring a fulltime security guard and cleaner.

    Currently, hygiene at the market is a problem as there are no toilets and operators and customers to discard rubbish anywhere as there are no rubbish bins.

    Opuwo Mayor Albert Tjiuma confirmed the upgrade, saying the council is also relooking how it meets and communicates with traders.

    “We can't upgrade the facility and have poor communication with the traders. If we carry on like this, it will affect the market negatively in terms of maintenance,” Tjiuma said.

    Minister of mines and energy Obeth Kandjoze, during the official opening of the Opuwo Trade Fair last week, appealed to the council to revitalise its relationship with traders for the betterment of conditions at the market.

    “Create a friendship highway between yourself and the traders to iron out the problems,” Kandjoze advised.

    Makono admitted to this agency that the relationship between the traders and council is not healthy and needs to be worked on.

    Uakandaiza Tjiharuka, leader of the local Ovivapa community, said improvements to the market are welcome not only for the sake of the traders, but for the sake of their customers and for the town's image.

    CEO of the Opuwo Town Council, Abel Katjoho said about 100 people are trading at Epupa, but the upgraded facility would include street vendors.

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