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- 03/21/19--15:00: _Ta ya pula evi lyuu...
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- 03/21/19--15:00: _Amupanda, Kambala n...
- 03/21/19--15:00: _ML dedicates second...
- 03/21/19--15:00: _New beginnings
- 03/21/19--15:00: _Connecting African ...
- 03/21/19--15:00: _Numbers don't lie
- 03/21/19--15:00: _Namibians 'unhappy'
- 03/21/19--15:00: _Ancestral land clai...
- 03/24/19--03:56: _Battle of Cuito Cua...
- 03/24/19--15:00: _Semenya ruling delayed
- 03/24/19--15:00: _Something big is co...
- 03/24/19--15:00: _Osaka regrets 'imma...
- 03/24/19--15:00: _The endgame
- 03/24/19--15:00: _Pulev stops Dinu in...
- 03/24/19--15:00: _Spain edge Norway
- 03/24/19--15:00: _The ravolution of t...
- 03/24/19--15:00: _Omukalo gwelongitho...
- 03/24/19--15:00: _Chiefs slaughter Bulls
- 03/21/19--15:00: Ta ya pula evi lyuuthiga wawo moRundu
- 03/21/19--15:00: Elando lyiilongomwa yomoshilongo olya simana
- 03/21/19--15:00: Economy in doldrums, says Tucna
- 03/21/19--15:00: Amupanda, Kambala not in contempt
- 03/21/19--15:00: ML dedicates second album to Namibia's freedom
- 03/21/19--15:00: New beginnings
- 03/21/19--15:00: Connecting African creatives
- 03/21/19--15:00: Numbers don't lie
- 03/21/19--15:00: Namibians 'unhappy'
- 03/21/19--15:00: Ancestral land claims hit Rundu
- 03/24/19--03:56: Battle of Cuito Cuanavale to be observed yearly
- 03/24/19--15:00: Semenya ruling delayed
- 03/24/19--15:00: Something big is coming - Ambunda
- 03/24/19--15:00: Osaka regrets 'immaturity'
- 03/24/19--15:00: The endgame
- 03/24/19--15:00: Pulev stops Dinu in seventh round
- 03/24/19--15:00: Spain edge Norway
- 03/24/19--15:00: The ravolution of the Toyota Rav4
- 03/24/19--15:00: Omukalo gwelongitho lyiimaliwa moNamibia gwa nyanwa
- 03/24/19--15:00: Chiefs slaughter Bulls
Aakwashigwana mboka oya landula olugumbo lya tulwa koshitopolwa shevi koshiputudhilo shoUniversity of Namibia (Unam) Rundu nokutopolwa omapya gomahangu ngoka ga li hali longwa koofamili.
Da Rocha okwa yeitha kutya ehala ndyoka lya tulwa meni lyoloogolo kalya li oshitopolwa sheuvathano ndyoka lya li lya ningwa kuhe ngoka a li mwene gwomukunda pethimbo ndyoka, noshitopolwa shoka okwe shi gandja omagano koRundu College of education pethimbo ndiyaka.
Okwa popi kutya Unam okwa li e na okutula moloogolo oshitopolwa shoka sha li sha longithwa kopoloyeka yoKaisosi mass housing project ihe kashi shi oshitopolwa shoka a tula molooglo lwe ngashiingeyi.
Da Rocha okwa hala elelo lyondoolopa li konaakone oshinima shoka, lyo li kandulepo omukundu ngoka.
“Otwa hala shoka shetu. Ootatekulu oya sile mevi ndika ihe nena ku na oshitopolwa shevi,” Da Rocha a popi.
“Natango otatu kongo omayamukulo kutya olye a pe Unam epitiko opo a tule meni lyoloogolo oshitopolwa shevi shoka. Otu shi shi kutya evi lyondoolopa otali kondololwa kelelo lyondoolopa pehala lyepangelo na otwa hala ye tu pe omayamukulo komapulo getu. Itashi ti kutya ngele evi olyepangelo nena oto ningi owala kehe shoka wa hala. Otwa pumbwa okuningwa natse oonkundathana nuuthemba wetu owa pumbwa okugamenwa.”
Da Rocha okwa li ta popi miipathi yamayola omupe gwondoolopa yaRundu, Isak Kandingu opamwe niiyo yelelo lyondoolopa ndjoka.
Da Rocha okwa popi woo nkene omaindilo gawo gomavi ngoka ya ningi mo 2012 inaga ziminwa sigo okesiku lyonena.
Okwa popi kutya oya li ye na oompangela okutunga oskola yaanona mboka taya lumbu nomaulema oshowo egumbo lyaakokele.
Okwa popi kutya epangelo otali pula oshigwana opo shi yambulepo oshilongo ihe aantu otaya tindilwa evi.
Kandingu okwa popi kutya ke na ontseyo yonkalo ndjoka ihe okwa popi kutya elelo otali ka tegelela aanambelewa ya yamukule, yo ya vule okugandja omayamukulo kongundu.
Ngoka omaiyuvo gOminista yIipindi, Tjekero Tweya sho a popi mOmutumba gwoPashigwana oshiwike sha piti ta popi kutya onkalo ndjoka otayi ka etitha woo pevi iifuta yeeto lyiilongomwa meni lyoshilongo.
Pauyelele wa tulwa kepandja lyuungomba lyoTrading Economics, omulandi omunene moSouth Africa oNamibia ngoka ondjele yiinima mbyoka ha landa moshilongo shoka ya thikama poopresenda 66, ta landulwa kuNetherlands, United Kingdom oshow China.
Tweya okwa holola kutya Namibia oha longo iinima oyindji nokugandja omayakulo ogendi ihe nonando ongaaka elando lyiinima pondje yoshilongo otali londo pombanda noonkondo.
Namibia Statistic Agency (NSA) oya holola kutya momvula yo 2017 Namibia okwa landa pondje yoshilongo iinima yongushu yoomiliyona 88, omanga a tumu pondje yoshilongo iinima yongushu yoomiliyona 63.5.
Tweya okwa popi kutya opo oshilongo shi hulithepo woo elando lyiikwankondo okuza pondje yoshilongo nena okwa pumbwa okutulwa miilonga uutekinika uupe.
Okwa popi kutya oshikondo shawo otashi yambidhidha oSADC Industrialisation Strategy and Roadmap, oshowo melongelokumwe nUuministeli wIikwamina niikwankondo oya kwashilipaleke etotepo lyoSACREEE, (Southern African Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency), oshiputudhilo shaSADC.
Minista okwa tsikile kutya oya ningi oNational Ozone Unit (NOU) ndjoka tayi hwahwameke ehulithepo lyelongitho lyiinima ya nika oshiponga.
Okwa popi kutya ehulithepo lyiinima mbyoka ongaashi omiku dha nika oshiponga kewangandjo ndhoka hadhi tulwa mookila dhokutalaleka oshowo momipepo dhombepo.
The union is calling on government to announce public servant wage increases and to “take a progressive posture for a change and embark on a course of a wage-led growth. As a result we will demand the Bank of Namibia redefine its mandate,” a statement issued this week notes.
The union explains that in line with a “growth path that is fashionable and is propagated in many progressive countries … decent jobs must be created and encouraged with the utmost urgency in order to stimulate demand locally and thereby resuscitate growth.”
Tucna notes that they are against foreigners and are “merely propagating a policy that will result in our own growth being secured and hopefully reverse the dangerous course we are on”.
The union included a reminder that in 2018 the independent trade unions fraternity also called on the government “never to contemplate reducing or not increasing benefits for public employees that they were contemplating”, in addition to calling for salary increases for government employees.
Tucna secretary-general Mahongora Kavihuha accuses government, including its top leadership, of spinning lies about the country being creditworthy “only to be contradicted by Moody's and other international rating agencies”.
Moreover, the organisation took note of media reports referring to Namibia as a “tax haven for crooks and international mafias, which classification they still have to convincingly refute”, as well as the oil storage facility debacle and the Chinese loans issues that have inundated the local news in recent months.
The union castigates government and President Hage Geingob for selling out the country's interests and claim “their primary pre-occupation is self-enrichment” and their close relationships with Chinese “monopoly capital to the detriment of his own people”.
They note that recent studies have painted a grim economic picture of the country, and warn citizens that in lieu of the upcoming elections “all sorts of promises will be dished out at you and if you fail to discern the shaft from the grain, do not say you were not forewarned.” (sic)
In particular, Tucna quotes a study conducted by First Capital Namibia, which the union says “paints a rather gloomy picture on the revenue collection regime, especially over the period of the incumbent government”.
Kavihuha's statement says the study has shown that revenue pales in comparison to expenditure and no meaningful measures have been put in place to reverse this trend.
He warns that government's fixation with awarding tenders to Chinese, particularly in the construction industry, has led to no local growth as the money is not invested in the local economy but “repatriated”.
On 1 October 2017, six dismissed Ondonga traditional leaders approached the Oshakati High Court to interdict Nepando and Kambala from interfering in the affairs of the traditional authority, pending the outcome of the court case challenging their dismissal.
Nepando and Kambala were ordered to cease any further steps to suspend, dismiss or replace the applicants.
The dismissed leaders also interdicted the ministry of urban and rural development from gazetting any new appointments in terms of section 10(5) of the Traditional Authorities Act 25 of 2000.
In July 2017, the ailing Ondonga king, Immanuel Kauluma Elifas, ordered the dismissal of the traditional councillors. They are former traditional authority chairperson, the late Peter Kauluma, former spokesperson Joseph Asino, senior headman for the Ondangwa district John Walenga, former Oshikoto governor Vilho Kamanya, Kashona kaMalulu and Fillemon Nambili.
Businessmen Erastus Mvula and Paavo Amweele replaced Walenga as the senior headmen responsible for the Ondangwa district, while Rainhold Nepolo was named to replace Asino in the Oniiwe district.
Kambala took over from Kamanya in the Amuteya district, while Amupanda took over from late Kauluma in the Ongula yaNetanga district. They have not yet been gazetted.
On the 4 March, Judge Justice Tommasi found Nepando and Kambala not guilty of contempt of court.
“Having heard John Kandara, on behalf of the respondent(s) and having read the notice of motion, it is hereby ordered that, the fifth and sixth respondents are found not guilty of contempt of court. No order is made as to costs and the matter is removed from the roll and considered finalised,” Tommasi ruled.
“I decided to bring out an Independence Day album to fit with the general theme of my music, which highlights mostly our history, our present and our future,” the singer said.
Sticking to making the kind of music that people from all walks of life can resonate with, ML wants this album to send one main message to anyone who listens - that of encouragement and hope for the future. “This album is a dedication to the independence of this country. It reminds us to remain dedicated and work hard to build Namibia,” she said.
Featured artists on the album are Miss Rose, Mabuzza and House Guru Gang. ML has also once again teamed up with Vikta Juiceboy, with whom she recorded the popular single These Beats.
Independence Day is a funky album that caters for everyone. From track one to the last song on the album, you'll find a range of sounds and messages from gospel to inspirational songs advocating for education and even your feel-good, dance tracks.
So far, singles to already drop from the album include Cassinga as well as the title track Independence Day.
As she prepares to usher in another year of Namibia's liberation and freedom, ML reflects on her own journey of independence in an industry that's paved with so many challenges for rising musicians.
“As an independent artist in an independent Namibia, the country's music industry has not yet managed to attract substantial investment 29 years after independence. Every artist is somehow struggling. And when you get into the industry, you're still fighting for the same small cake - with the old guys holding on tighter to their bread.”
With this album however, ML is ready to re-affirm her commitment to her craft and to doing her part to inspire and build an industry that still has so much potential.
ML is a passionate vocalist who is eager to not only share her talent with Namibians, but the world at large. Since dropping her debut album in 2018, she has been featured on continental media platforms like Nigeria's Afrika Muzik Magazine, Canadian based African podcast Moto Moto, and has had her music receive airplay on Breeze FM in Namibia.
The album is available digitally on online platforms such as Donlu Africa, iTunes and Youtube.
This issue is the representation of the trust and love I have for those fighting to get to a level they've dreamt about all their lives.
This issue is my way of saying I believe in and see all the big dreamers, entertainment culture enthusiasts and game changers out there. It seemed impossible to many when Gazza announced that he was going to hit a million views with his hit song Chelete, yet he did.
Not only that, he has demonstrated the possibility of Namibian artists achieving greater things with hard work, dedication and the support of Namibian people. He covers this issue as he shares the success of his 12th studio album Misunderstood.
As I write these words and reflect back on the first few months of 2019, it is clear that big things have happened for me personally as well as the entertainment industry. Personally, because if you are reading this, that means my first tjil made it to the shelves in stores and the streets. Industry-wise there has been a paradigm shift in the music and entertainment scene.
I am talking about major moves made by artists and other creatives in the entertainment spectrum. From successful festivals, launching reality shows and branching out into sustainable avenues. It is a beautiful thing to witness; particularly that the focus is on young people investing in their craft. That is where the Victory Fest news story comes in. Victory Fest is an annual event bringing the community of gospel music enthusiasts together and is organised by young people - Franklin Newman and Dee'aa. In addition to the stories mentioned above, tjil still hits you up with best exclusive entertainment news stories and features. Some of these stories include the NAM Comedy Circle, a profile on Gina Jeans and the release of ML's independence album. We also feature the likes of Adora, DJ Dreas and POM Couture. There are other stories I'm not going to ramble on about here because I'd like to give you the experience of deciphering them yourself. Enough said I promise you that you will enjoy reading this edition and the next issue will even be bigger. And now, let's begin shall we?
The online portal is the third touch point of the initiative following the launch of three regional MTF Academies (in west, east and southern Africa), a 12-month film training programme aimed at up skilling the next generation of passionate young film creatives launched in October 2018, and the MTF Master classes launched in January this year to upskill industry professionals.
The interactive online portal is aimed at profiling and connecting Africa's industry creatives and bringing pan-African talent and opportunities together in one place. The digital portal will allow filmmakers across the continent to network, find talent and showcase their work. Access to the portal is through registration on www.multichoicetalentfactory.com which will serve as an authoritative source of industry news, supported by MultiChoice's long-standing position of being Africa's leading storyteller. Users of the portal - up-and-coming talent and industry professionals - can also network with each other, connect and collaborate. The MTF portal will also provide information on the MTF Academies and Master classes.
The MTF portal forms part of the investment MultiChoice has made to improving the quality and supporting the production of local content and storytelling across the continent.
The portal will serve both seasoned professionals and aspiring talent in Africa's film and TV industry.
“With increasing cross-continental coverage, filmmakers are looking for networks beyond their own borders. As a producer in Nigeria it is exciting to know it is possible to co-produce in Angola for example with access to local talent and production partners.
The portal is made for mobile and is therefore accessible to any filmmaker anywhere in the world,” says Cheryl Uys-Allie, director MultiChoice Talent Factory.
For Berry Lwando, MTF Academy southern Africa director, the establishment of portal was the next step for the industry. “Our progression as African storytellers has been so rapid over the years that the timing couldn't be more perfect for the establishment of the portal. Our industry's professionals have always been able to connect with one another but not as ideally as the industry has demanded.
With the portal, we can seamlessly access our talents and knowledge and share them across the world with one another. It's an incredible time to be working in creative African film and television,” he concludes.
Are you looking to connect with other creatives across Africa? Please visit www.multichoicetalentfactory.com today to register, create your profile and enjoy exclusive online access to showcase your talent, connect and network with other industry individuals, scout for skills and stay up-to-date with the latest opportunities in Africa's creative industries!
Albums and CD sales aren't seen as a priority to most music consumers and they are not a major source of income for the artist. It is for this reason that the music industry globally is experiencing the trend of artists becoming single-reliant and doing well with it.
Despite these challenges in the music business, Gazza has cracked the code to package solid albums that still sell well in this tough music economy.
His formula is taking time to study the environment and the market to come up with strategic ways to distribute his music to the masses. “I am not saying that the sale of physical copies isn't declining, but there is still a market. It is about identifying that market and finding ways to serve it.
“We printed 10 000 copies which we sold over a weekend and we had to print 2 000 more so in total we have sold 12 000 physical copies. I give thanks to Namibia Breweries and Windhoek Draught for allowing me to use their network for this album to reach such a wide audience.”
His Chelete music video recently hit one million views on YouTube, a big milestone not only for him but for the Namibian music industry as a whole. He told tjil that reaching a million views is proof that he has the support he needs to move mountains. He describes the support from his fans as overwhelming and says it ever-so-subtly puts him under pressure to perform beyond what he thinks he is capable of.
He noted that he is not complaining because this overpowering support drives him to do better.
“I did not view my video a million times. It was the people who did it and I hope it is just going to grow and open doors for other musicians to follow suit and see what they can achieve with their own talents,” said Gazza on hitting a million views.
The GMP boss has captured the jukebox and radio scene with infectious song after infectious song, so it was always clear that he could produce bangers. On Misunderstood he has expanded that range.
He mentioned that he recorded most of the songs alone in studio which granted him freedom to be honest with himself without any judgements from the entourage that is normally around when he records.
“Sometimes people come with their expectations and they expect you to spit fire from the first line but it does not always happen like that when creating music. I allowed myself to make mistakes, even sounds that didn't sound nice in my head sounded perfect when I laid them down on the beats.”
With 12 albums under his belt, many young artists reference Gazza as their blueprint in the music industry. Reflecting back to when he got into the music game with a handful of local artists, he mentioned Jackson Kaujeua, Ras Sheehama, Matongo Family and Jossy Joss as his blueprints. These artists gave Gazza the confidence to believe that he too could make it in the music industry. He added that he is fortunate enough to have crossed paths with all of them and gathered information about the industry at the time that he uses in his everyday life as an artist. “Learning from them has prepared me for what I am facing right now as an artist,” he said.
Offering advice to new artists who wish to have a sustainable music career like his, Gazza accentuated that good music does not happen by choice by chance. He said this is why he is in studio every day and hoping to make that smash hit because you never know when it comes. Gazza believes if you are driven by passion and love you are going to keep digging until you find it, and when you get it you will still not feel satisfied because you know and believe that you can do better that that. And that is what keeps him going.
“I believe one day I will make a song that the whole world will sing along to. Only then will I take it easy and say I have made it, but for now I am not even sure if I am half way there,” he said.
On longevity, Gazza said he is fortunate enough to have a radio song that the public loves to consume every year. He also feels like the longer he is in the music industry the more he discovers his musical capabilities. “As I grow I adhere less to what the trends are and admit more to how I want music to sound, the more support and I get the more confidence I get to adhere to my musical abilities,” said Gazza.
At this point of his music career, he has won numerous awards; he has an impressive catalogue of music and a record label. His mission statement now is to make his record label self-sustainable. He said, even though his label has stood the test of time, he does not necessarily treat it as a successful record label because it is not self-sustainable. His mission is to put in place proper organisational structures for both business and the creative part of the label, which is also fundamental in running a label. “It is called the music business because if the business part is properly aligned but there is not delivery in terms of music then it is pointless,” said Gazza, concluding that he finds it challenging to run both the business and creative aspects of the label.
This was revealed in the 2019 World Happiness Report, which was released as people across the globe celebrated International Day of Happiness on Wednesday. Namibia was ranked the 113th happiest country in the world out of 156 countries.
The report is a landmark survey of the state of global happiness. The rankings were based on averages taken from 2016 to 2018. For the second year in a row, Finland was named the happiest country, followed by Denmark, Norway, Iceland and Sweden. Published by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, the rankings are based on people's assessments of their well-being in Gallup World Poll surveys.
The top nations, the report says, “tend to have high values for all six of the key variables that have been found to support well-being: income, healthy life expectancy, social support, freedom, trust and generosity”.
Namibia scored a total of 4.6 out of 10 in comparison to top-ranking countries such as Finland, which scored of 7.7.
The unhappiest countries globally are Rwanda, Tanzania, Afghanistan, the Central African Republic (CAR) and South Sudan, which ranked last out of all the countries with a score of 2.8. Namibia is ranked 12th in sub-Saharan Africa.
Countries like Mauritius, Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Benin, Congo, Gabon, South Africa, Senegal and Somalia all outrank Namibia. In 2018 Namibia was ranked as the 119th happiest country in the world and 11th in Africa.
The report says Namibians became unhappier between from 2005 to 2008 and 2016 to 2018. There was a 0.276 decrease in the 'change of happiness' in Namibia during this time. Countries should be as concerned by unhappiness as they are by any other public health threat, the report said.
Ultimately, the World Happiness Report aims to encourage governments and individuals to shape policies and life choices with greater well-being in mind.
The group led by Pastor Magareth Mate da Rocha and Brigitte Kalihonda have told the Rundu town council they do not understand why they are landless, while their forefathers were the owners of the land.
Tuesday's protest followed the fencing off of a piece land by the University of Namibia's Rundu campus, which divided mahangu fields cultivated by a number of families.
Da Rocha explained that the fenced off land was not part of an initial agreement concluded by her father, who was the village headman at the time when land was donated to the then Rundu College of Education.
She said Unam should have fenced off the area used for the Kaisosi mass housing project and not the piece of land in question.
Da Rocha wants the council to look into the matter and find an amicable solution.
“We want what belongs to us. Our forefathers died on this land and yet today we don't have a piece of land,” Da Rocha said.
“We also are also seeking answers as to who gave Unam permission to fence off the land. We know the townland is administered by the council on behalf of government, but they must provide us with the answers to our questions. It does not mean if it is government land, they can do whatever they want. We need to be consulted and our rights should be protected.”
Da Rocha was speaking in the presence of newly elected Rundu mayor Isak Kandingu, his fellow councillors and officials.
She also shared with the audience how their applications for land for various business purposes since 2012 were not approved to date.
She said they have plans to construct a school that will cater for disabled children, as well as an old-age home and a catering company hall.
“Government is calling on us to develop the country yet we are denied land to put up community projects,” she said.
After listening to the demands, Kandingu said he was unaware of the situation.
However, council will wait on the officials to explain what happened in terms of the piece of land and revert back to the group.
“We have listened and I cannot give you a proper response at this point in time. Council will have to deliberate on the matter,” Kandingu said.
President Hage Geingob has said the Battle of Cuito Cuanavale will be celebrated despite attempts to have its significance downplayed.
The Battle of Cuito Cuanavale is to date the largest engagement on the African continent since World War II and was fought intermittently between the People's Armed Forces for the Liberation of Angola (FAPLA), Cuba, South Africa, and insurgents of the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) during the Angolan Civil War and South African Border War.
The battle is said to have sparked Namibia’s transition towards independence.
“There have been failed attempts by bitter losers who have been trying to undermine our victory, distort the history and downplay the significance of the Battle of Cuito Cuanavale. Let me assure you that SADC will continue to celebrate this battle, promote its historic significance and defend the honour of our veterans, whose gallantry defines this great battle,” said Geingob speaking at a the inaugural commemoration of Southern Africa Liberation Day in Cuito Cuanavale, Angola
Geingob thanked SADC for recognising the day.
“I wish to take this opportunity to thank the leaders of the Southern African Development Community for collectively taking a summit decision to declare March 23 as the Southern Africa Liberation Day,” he said.
According to him, SADC was now moving in unison because of the events that unfolded during that historic battle.
“Today, SADC nations are enhancing regional integration because of the blood that was shed to pave the way for the independence and freedom in our region. We now owe it to our heroes and heroines to make sustainable development and prosperity for our people, a reality,” he said.
“That decision affirms our shared history and consolidates our unity. By officially commemorating our liberation, we can look towards a shared future,” he added.
The battle he said was decisive in ending apartheid rule in South Africa.
“It is this battle that led to majority rule and freedom in South Africa and marked the end of Apartheid. It is this battle which brought peace and security in the SADC region whereby countries in the region no longer experienced attacks and threats from a murderous regime,” said Geingob.
The verdict for Semenya's case was initially set for 26 March, but on Thursday the delay was announced.
Semenya and Athletics SA are challenging the IAAF's bid to limit testosterone levels in female athletes competing from the 400 metres to the mile.
The IAAF released the following statement on the matter: “The arbitration proceedings at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) involving the South African athlete Caster Semenya, Athletics South Africa (ASA) and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) (collectively the parties) continue.
“The CAS had initially announced that the final decision would be communicated on 26 March 2019, i.e. six months prior to the World Championships in Doha. Since the hearing held in Lausanne, Switzerland, from 18 to 22 February, the parties have filed additional submissions and materials and agreed to postpone the issuance of the CAS award until the end of April 2019.
“No specific date has been set yet. The arbitration procedures concern the 'IAAF Eligibility Regulations for Female Classification (Athletes with Differences of Sex Development)' that were due to come into effect on 1 November 2018, and which are currently suspended, pending the outcome of the CAS procedures.”
Ambunda, who is a triple world champion, was initially scheduled to square off against Singaporean Muhamad Ridhwan at the end of this month at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, but the fight was postponed to July.
Ambunda, who is signed with Ringstar Boxing under the leadership of founder and CEO Scott O'Farrell, and Ridhwan are to contend for the World Boxing Council's silver featherweight title.
IBO super bantamweight title holder, Ambunda, said before that fight takes place his camp is planning on setting up a fight which will be big.
He, however, remained tight-lipped about where this fight will take place.
“I'm in top shape and training is going very well, so I can't wait,” Ambunda said.
He last fought in September when he outclassed Ridhwan in his own backyard, winning their title fight with a split decision.
Ridhwan fought on Saturday but lost to Cris Leon from the Philippines. Leon proved to be a tough nut to crack for Ridhwan and earned a split-decision victory in their featherweight six-rounder.
This is yet another glitch on the boxer's road to redeeming himself, after Ambunda beat him in September last year.
“Some things in life just don't make sense. Got reminded again how life makes its own decisions, whether I like it or not. Just like how I lost a fight that I won. But still, I'm sorry Singapore,” Ridhwan wrote on his Facebook page.
Ridhwan is to fight in the Philippines in May to keep him primed for the Ambunda rematch.
The Japanese star was left floored by the battling instincts of the world number 27, who brilliantly came from a break down in the final two sets for a 4-6, 7-6 (7/4) and 6-3 victory, making amends for losing a dramatic encounter at the Australian Open earlier this year.
Osaka was dejected but, to her credit, laid bare her frustrations afterwards, insisting she lacked mental clarity and the ability to deal with the pressure of being the best in the world.
Hsieh, who completed one of the best wins of her career in two hours and 18 minutes, will now play Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki for a place in the quarterfinals and put to rest memories of being a set and 4-1 up at Melbourne before losing to eventual champion Osaka.
For two-time Grand Slam winner Osaka, however, there was only severe disappointment.
Osaka had won the first set and gone up a break in the second when Hsieh rallied. Osaka had complained about “getting too emotional” in a less than impressive second round win over Belgian Yanina Wickmayer on Friday and admitted history repeated itself at the Hard Rock Stadium just 24 hours later.
“I don't know why this is happening,” the 21-year-old said.
“It's unusual for me, I got ahead of myself. There were some times when I was returning I felt myself getting relaxed because I thought I would be able to serve it out anyway. I just need to focus more and know that I can't just turn it on or off.
“I knew it would be a tough match playing her. She is unpredictable, hitting down the line when I thought she would go cross court.
“I was kind of immature because I was thinking too much, like everything was on my racquet.
“Of course I want to win every match and I think I have dealt with people always asking me if I am going to win because I have number one next to my name. “I thought I was doing fine with that but I guess I am not,” Osaka added. “I didn't underestimate her, maybe overestimated myself. All the times I played her was three sets. In Australia, honestly, she should have won but I found a way to win it.
“I think there's a difference between having confidence and getting ahead of yourself,” she said. “It wasn't that I had a big head, I just wasn't thinking about everything that was happening.”
There were, however, some pluses for the Japanese to take, moving forward to the clay court season and preparations for the French Open.
“I think my serve has improved,” Osaka said. “I have been working on it and was counting on it today which is a big plus. “She was being aggressive on my second serve which is something I need to work on.
“I think I played pretty good if I get over the fact that I lost.”
Hsieh, however, knew this result was possible and her delighted reaction at the end said it all.
“She has enough experience to stay strong and you saw that,” French coach Frederic Aniere, who has worked with Hsieh for the last two years and who is also her boyfriend, told AFP.
“She was very happy, but before this match she knew she could win. Yes it's huge, but for her it's not a big surprise.”
Here is how the Brexit endgame could play out:
British MPs have twice rejected by overwhelming margins a draft divorce agreement struck between London and Brussels in November last year.
A new vote on the agreement, which allows for a long transition period and time for trade ties to be negotiated, was expected next week but Prime Minister Theresa May warned lawmakers Friday this would only happen if there were signs of “sufficient support”.
If MPs overcome numerous objections from “Brexiteers” and “Remainers” and approve the deal, Britain will leave the European Union on May 22.
In EU talks in Brussels on Thursday, French President Emmanuel Macron estimated the probability of MPs approving the deal at just 5%, according to a European source.
According to some reports, May could try to get her deal over the line by offering to resign if MPs approve it, which could win over some Brexit hardliners.
This would trigger a Conservative Party leadership contest whose winner would become the new prime minister.
If MPs reject the deal for a third time, or no vote is held, the default option would be that Britain leaves without a deal.
According to a European official that hard deadline would be midnight Brussels time on April 12 but Macron said this was not “necessarily” the case and a later date for no-deal Brexit could be agreed.
May has not ruled out the possibility of a no-deal.
Some commentators say her position has hardened this week and she could be prepared to go through with it despite a potentially heavy economic fallout.
Britain could also ask EU leaders for another, much longer delay by April 12 that would mean it would have to hold European Parliament elections at the end of May.
The European Commission, the EU's executive arm, has advised EU leaders that this longer extension should be at least until the end of 2019 and possibly much longer to allow for a proper change in Brexit strategy.
The longer delay would allow time for a change in prime minister if the growing list of May's opponents in the Conservative Party manage to force her out.
It would also open up other options such as holding a general election or, perhaps, a second referendum.
Britain's Electoral Commission has budgeted for European elections and could hold them at short notice but May has said it would be “unacceptable”.
“I don't believe it's right to be in a situation of holding European parliamentary elections three years on from people having voted to leave the EU,” she said. This is by far the least likely option but is still one of the possibilities mentioned by EU President Donald Tusk in his remarks after Thursday's summit.
An estimated one million people flooded London on Saturday calling for a second referendum on EU membership while an online petition started Wednesday asking the government to end the Brexit process has garnered more than four million signatures so far.
The European Court of Justice has ruled that Britain could unilaterally revoke its Article 50 notification - the formal procedure for leaving the EU.
House of Lords member John Kerr, who helped draw up Article 50, said a revocation “isn't politically doable” without a general election or referendum.
May has also ruled this option out, telling reporters: “I do not believe we should be revoking Article 50”.
With the win, Pulev (27-1, with 14 KOs) remains a real player in the division. He's currently the IBF's mandatory challenger, meaning he's got a shot at Anthony Joshua technically waiting for him, and he's the biggest name under the same promotional umbrella as Tyson Fury.
Pulev, 37, was cut horribly outside his left eye in the fourth round, the result of clean punches from Dinu (18-2, with 14 KOs).
The underdog Dinu really went for it, but veteran Pulev stayed calm, he didn't let the cut panic him, and kept the course.
In the seventh round, Pulev put Dinu down, but then landed a shot to the back of Dinu's head when Dinu was on the canvas.
The referee took a point from Pulev, but also ruled it a legal knockdown.
After being given some time to recover, Dinu got back into the fight, but was decked a second time. He got up just before the count of 10, but was dropped a third time, and the fight was stopped at 2:40 of the seventh round.
“I was prepared, I was fit. I was really good in this moment,” Pulev said. “I think I was very good tonight.
I showed good punching and strategy. We prepared very well.”
Pulev has now won seven straight fights since his 2014 loss to Wladimir Klitschko, remaining a highly-regarded contender in the division.
For Dinu, 32, it's a second straight loss, following a December defeat against Jarrell 'Big Baby' Miller.
“It was a good fight. I caught him a few times,” Dinu said. “He threw some dirty punches to the back of the head. But that's it, this is boxing. I wanted to continue, but I was unable to continue.”
Asked to compare Pulev and Miller, Dinu said,
“They're completely different. Miller is bigger, a bigger puncher, tougher than Kubrat. With Kubrat, I was so close. I won some rounds and I threw some good punches.
“I'll be better and better from fight to fight. My last two fights were against two guys from the top 10. I tried to fight with these guys because my goal is to be at the top,” Dinu added.
Spain was not at their clinical best in Valencia, but got their Group F campaign off to a solid start despite Norway threatening an upset.
The 2010 World Cup winners have been unpredictable of late, having been dumped out by Russia in the last-16 of the 2018 World Cup and then missing out on the Nations League finals after a home loss to England.
“The team responded well to their equaliser. You always have the dream and aim of achieving something important,” Ramos told Spanish television channel TVE.
“We're in a new stage with a coach who has a fantastic style of play. We'll take things game by game. We'll pick up more confidence from winning.”
Coach Luis Enrique named an attacking line-up, with Marco Asensio, Alvaro Morata and Rodrigo all starting, and it was the latter who volleyed home the opener from Jordi Alba's cross in the 16th minute. Winger Jesus Navas created several other early chances for his teammates on his first Spain appearance since March 2014, but Rodrigo headed over and Morata was denied by goalkeeper Rune Jarstein.
Norway started to grow into the game and were handed a chance to draw level in the 65th minute when Inigo Martinez grabbed Bjorn Johnsen, and Bournemouth striker Joshua King stepped up to slot the ball past David de Gea.
Spain wasted little time in getting their noses back in front, though, as Jarstein felled Morata to concede a 71st-minute penalty.
Centre-back Ramos stepped up and confidently dispatched a 'Panenka' spot-kick down the middle to score his 16th goal of the season for club and country. Juventus youngster Kean, 19, became the youngest striker to start for Italy in more than a century as Roberto Mancini's men saw off Finland 2-0.
Italy got off to a flying start in Udine, as Nicolo Barella gave them a seventh-minute lead with his maiden international goal.
The 22-year-old Cagliari midfielder hammered home a low volley after a free-kick was only half-cleared by the Finnish defence.
The day belonged to Kean, though, as he slotted in the second with 16 minutes to play to mark his full debut in style.
“To become part of Azzurri history is an added incentive to keep working,” said Kean. “There are many goals ahead of me and my aim is to achieve them. I wanted to show that I deserved this chance from Mancini.”
Italy are top of the early Group J standings ahead of Bosnia and Herzegovina, who edged out Armenia 2-1 as captain Edin Dzeko became the first player in their history to be capped 100 times. The other game in the group saw Greece win 2-0 against Liechtenstein in Vaduz.
Earlier on Saturday, Mick McCarthy made an inauspicious start to his second stint in charge of the Republic of Ireland as his team laboured to a 1-0 victory over Gibraltar.
The 60-year-old McCarthy, who led Ireland to the 2002 World Cup last-16 before resigning later that year, was reappointed manager last November, replacing Martin O'Neill.
The result leaves Ireland second in the early Group D table behind Switzerland, who beat Georgia 2-0, but McCarthy will know he has plenty of work to do after seeing his men struggle to claim just their second win in 12 matches.
Gibraltar almost took a shock lead early in the second half, but captain Roy Chipolina saw his header brilliantly saved by Darren Randolph.
Ireland took the lead less than two minutes later, though, as Burnley midfielder Jeff Hendrick slotted home his second international goal from David McGoldrick's cutback.
But the 194th-ranked team in the world did not give up and almost found an equaliser when 37-year-old forward Lee Casciaro curled wide after a fine team move.
Elsewhere, World Cup quarterfinalists Sweden made a winning start in Group F, as midfielders Robin Quaison and Viktor Claesson both scored in the space of seven first-half minutes in a 2-1 success over Romania.
The same pioneering spirit is witnessed in the all-new fifth generation RAV4, which takes the SUV into a new era of performance, capability and safety - advances that are underpinned by the first use of TNGA (Toyota New Global) Architecture in a Toyota SUV and a powerful new design.
With its low centre of gravity and significantly increased body rigidity, the new RAV4’s GA-K platform directly contributes to superior handling, ride comfort, a spacious interior, class-leading load space and the freedom to produce a strong, eye-catching design with lower roof and bonnet lines and higher ground clearance. As well as providing more space and comfort, the cabin displays exceptional quality and finish throughout.
At the same time, RAV4’s all-wheel drive systems have been comprehensively improved to achieve a “drive-on-any-road” capability.
The inclusion of Toyota Safety Sense features on selected models introduce advanced technologies to help prevent accidents and provide greater driver assistance, including systems that introduce a degree of automated driving.
The foundation of the new RAV4’s dynamic qualities is its all-new TNGA programme. This gives the car the core strengths of a low centre of gravity, light weight and a strong, rigid and balanced chassis that delivers exceptional handling, stability and driver rewards.
For the customer this makes the car more fun to drive, while at the same time enabling design freedom inside and out, enhanced safety performance that gives greater peace of mind and more comfort for everyone on board.
The lowest possible centre of gravity is achieved by making every component lighter and locating it lower down in the vehicle – everything from the engine to the seats in the cabin. The platform also allows for a 57% increase in body rigidity, which contributes to a stable, flat ride with superior handling.
The TNGA platform underpins the “confident and natural” driving quality Toyota has sought for the new model. Beyond the benefits of the chassis itself, further detailed measures make important contributions to its overall quality, with Toyota’s top engineers leading the development of the new RAV4’s dynamic performance, fine-tuning the handling and drivability.
Response from the electric power steering has been improved by moving the assist motor from the column to the rack. The RAV4’s TNGA platform also distinguishes itself in its use of a double wishbone rear suspension system. Thanks to the low centre of gravity and high body rigidity, the suspension does not have to be rendered stiffer to meet dynamic targets. Handling is thus agile, faithful and neutral, giving the driver confidence with accurate responses to the driver’s use of the steering wheel and throttle pedal as well as optimised shift patterns.
The RAV4’s dynamic new design boasts assertive and angular features with a bold bumper, grille, LED headlights and tail lights creating a broad, athletic build that tapers towards the back to provide an all-round muscular appearance.
This strong build isn’t just for show, with its increased ground clearance and shorter front and rear overhangs, the all-new RAV4 can take on tough terrain with ease, as well as maximising the available space. A strong polygonal theme (as seen in the FT-AC concept) runs throughout the interior and exterior – creating a cohesive design.
The cabin is characterised by high sensory quality throughout and precision execution. Soft-touch surfaces abound, including the dashboard and door panels. Switchgear is new, too, with cleanly integrated buttons and pleasingly tactile controls, such as the soft-touch knurling on the audio and air conditioning controls. Brushed-aluminium trim adds a premium feel and highlights the interior’s stylish design.
The low-set instrument panel – a further benefit of the TNGA platform – has powerful horizontal lines that flow into the door panels, emphasising the cabin’s generous width and giving the driver a clearer view of the road ahead. A larger, open centre console between the front seats is in keeping with a welcoming, functional SUV interior. Special attention was paid to providing plenty of useful and easily accessible storage for the driver and front passenger.
The TNGA platform helps secure impressive cabin space, best-in-class load space and all-round comfort. Reducing the front and rear overhangs by a combined 35mm (-5mm front, -30mm rear) means the new model is shorter overall by 5mm (4,600mm) and retains its agile manoeuvrability, yet the wheelbase has been increased by 30mm (2,690mm), securing a more spacious cabin.
To add to the new model’s purposeful, wide stance, overall width has grown by 10mm (1,855mm) and the front and rear treads have been increased. At the same time, overall height has been brought down by 10mm (to 1,650mm).
Comfort, versatility and convenience
Securing better all-round visibility was a key consideration in RAV4’s design process. The TNGA platform allows the bonnet to sit 15mm lower, the front pillars to be slimmer, whilst the belt line has been lowered and the rearward view from the driver’s seat has been improved.
The new TNGA chassis allows for a more engaging driving position, without detracting from the commanding view of the road that’s a defining quality of SUVs.
Both the driver’s hip point and range of steering wheel adjustment have been improved. This, together with a generous seat adjustment range and precise positioning of the pedals and armrest, ensures more customers are able to find their ideal position when driving.
Comfort for rear seat passengers has been improved with increased seat width, more spacious rear footwells and increased opening-angle of the rear doors.
The load space behind the rear seats has been made larger and more user-friendly, notably thanks to a fully flat floor and a length extended by 60mm to secure best-in-class capacity of 580 litres (79 litres more than in the current RAV4). Flexibility is integrated so that the space can easily be adapted to gain more cargo room when required: with the rear seats folded down, the new RAV4 can accommodate a 29-inch mountain bike without any wheels having to be removed.
There is a height-adjustable, two-level deck board that can be reversed when dirty items need to be carried. The rear seats have a 60:40 split-folding function and there are storage nets on each side of the boot. Clever details include a hand grip on the tailgate that can serve as a hanger and a power-operated tailgate with hands-free function.
The new RAV4 is offered with a choice of two petrol engines, a 2.0-litre or 2.5-litre four-cylinder unit. The ‘Dynamic Force’ engines, both fitted with intelligent variable valve timing, deliver improved performance and a more responsive and fuel-efficient drive.
The 2.0-litre engine delivers a maximum power output of 127 kW @ 6600 rpm and peak torque of 203 Nm between 4400 and 4800 rpm, while also offering a fuel consumption of between 6.5 - 6.8 l/100km and C02 emissions as low as 147 g/km. The flagship 2.5-litre engine produces 152 kW of power at 6600 rpm, and peak torque of 243 Nm between 4000 and 5000 rpm, while offering fuel consumption of 7.3 l/100km and C02 emissions as low as 166 g/km.
All RAV4 engines achieve high output and world-class combustion efficiency through the newly introduced Variable Valve Timing-intelligent system (VVT-iE). It controls the intake of fresh air, fuel, combustion gases, and adjusts the timing of the valves to match the operating conditions of the engine, delivering an enhanced driving experience.
Toyota is introducing improvements in the all-wheel drive technology in the new RAV4 to deliver enhanced performance, capabilities and control in all driving conditions. The mechanical all-wheel-drive system is equipped with Toyota’s first dynamic torque vectoring system with Rear Driveline Disconnect. This manages torque distribution between the left and right rear wheels using twin couplings on the rear axle to give stable performance and accurate response to the driver’s steering inputs when cornering, both in dry and slippery conditions.
Safety and security
Befitting Toyota’s occupant safety ethos, the new RAV4 is equipped with a raft of safety features. A full suite of Airbags - including knee and curtain types - are fitted to all models, with electronic driver aids in the form of ABS, EBD, Brake Assist, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Hill Assist Control (HAC) and Trailer Sway Control all catered for.
The VX model introduces Toyota Safety Sense for the first time on RAV4, which encompasses Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Departure Alert (LDA) with Steering Control, Blind-Spot Monitor (BSM) and Pre-Crash System (PCS). The Adaptive Cruise Control and LDA systems thereby lend a level of autonomous driving to the VX models by offering steering assist as well as radar-controlled braking in conjunction with acceleration functions. - MotorPress
Amushanga gwoNudo, Josef Kauandenge okwa popi kutya oshimaliwa shoomiliyona 2.3 shoka taku lopotwa sha longithwa metyapulo lyesiku lyemanguluko, otashi holola omwaalu gwoshili ngoka gwa longithwa. Okwa popi kutya ope na iimaliwa niifuta yimwe ya holekwa na inayi hololwa polweela, mbyoka nayo ya longithwa metyapulo lyesiku ndyoka, ngaashi iifuta ya longithwa metalelepo lyOmupresidende gwaKenya, Uhuru Kenyatta ngoka a li omuyenda a simana pethimbo lyoshituthi shoka sha ningilwa pokapale kEmanguluko mOvenduka, Etine lyoshiwike sha piti.
Kauandenge okwa popi kutya Namibia itaka kala we nondjokonona ndjoka a kala nayo omolwa omupesidende ngoka e li koshipundi, molwaashoka oku li gumwe yomaapresidende mboka ye na owala ohokwe okulongitha po iimaliwa yoshigwana minima mbyoka inayi simana, nonando oshilongo osha taalela onkalo ya nayipala paliko.
Okwa popi kutya oya li ye na einekelo kutya Omupresidende Geingob ota kaleke etyapulo lyesiku ndyoka omolwa onkalo yopaliko ndjoka ya taalela oshilongo.
Okwa popi kutya Geingob oku na owala ohokwe yelongitho lyiimaliwa kuye na kehe shimwe shoka tashi ningwa oshi na okukala pamuthika gwopombanda.
Okwa popi woo kutya onkalo ndjoka oyo ya etitha iimaliwa yelongitho metyapulo lyesiku lyemanguluko yi tulwe pombanda okuza pomiliyona yimwe muule woomvula mbali dha piti, okuya poomiliyona 2.5 nuumvo.
Okwa popi kutya Geingob okwa tokola okunwa omaviinu oshowo okulya iikulya iiwanawa moshipala shaamboka yaahena iilonga, aathigona, ya sa ondjala medhina lyokutyapula emanguluko.
“Oshike tashi tyapulwa konima yoomvula 29 okuza pemanguluko? Oshi li oshoka kutya kape na shoka tashi tyapulwa kAaNamibia mboka taya lumbu moluhepo.”
Kauandenge okwa popi kutya monkalo moka, Geingob okwa yolo AaNamibia okuza moshilongo ashihe kutya yo omalayi mokumu hogololo opamwe noSwapo, omathimbo nomathimbo omanga taya tsikile nokwiiyambapaleka noonzo dhoshilongo nokulongitha iimaliwa yoshigwana miinima inayi simana.
Omuleli gwongundu yoPopular Democratic Movement (PDM) McHenry Venaani okwa popi kutya omaupyakadhi ngoka ga taalela aakwashigwana itaga pumbwa etyapulo lyesiku lyemanguluko, na okwa gwedha po kutya eidhidhimiko lyaantu yetu otali ende tali kana po.
Okwa popi kutya okwa kala nokupopya pomahala ga yooloka kutya oshilongo nashi ye ponkatu yotango pehala lyopolotika unene opolotika ndjoka hayi longithwa mokulongitha aantu kwafa taku hogololwa oongombe.
Venaani okwa popi kutya okwa hala ehulithepo meendelelo lyeehameko lyaantu mboka itaya vulu okwiipopila unene aakiintu naanona.
“Otwa pumbwa okuthikama moompadhi dhootatekulululwa mboka ya kondjitha uukoloni opo tu vule okumona emanguluko lyopolotika!”
Okwa gandja oshiholelwa shaJaramogi Ajuma Oginga Odinga membo lye ndyoka tali ithanwa 'Not yet Uhuru', moka a popi kutya nonando ondjoko yuukoloni oya hulithwa po moKenya, oshilongo shawo inashi manguluka natango, na okwa popi kutya Namibia naye okuli mongundu ndjoka nena.
Okwa popi kutya Namibia monena ota tyapula owala emanguluko lyopolotika ihe kape na esimaneko lyuuntu kutya omomukalo gwemanguluko lyopaliko nenge okukala noshitopolwa shevi.
Venaani okwa popi kutya inatu manguluka natango molwaashoka oyendji oya taalela oluhepo nondjala.
Fans of the Bulls will do well to find any positives from this clash, as they watched their side surrender territorial and possession advantage early on.
The previously winless visitors gleefully took their opportunity to attack from deep almost at will.
It may have taken the Bulls some time to concede their first try when wing Solomon Alaimalo dotted down in the 24th minute, but they were accustomed to reassembling under their poles throughout the remainder of the half as Alex Nankivell and Brodie Retallick added to the Chiefs tally.
To add to their woes, influential forward Duane Vermeulen was withdrawn, suffering with a knee strain. The boot of Damian McKenzie continued to pile on the pain, as the Bulls slumped down the tunnel 18 points down at halftime with little hope of a way back into the contest.
The second half continued in the same vain as Retallick got his second before a lovely chip in behind from McKenzie saw Nankivell bag another try.
The Bulls took all of 64 minutes to secure their first try as Jesse Kriel did well to collect Handre Pollard's chip over the Chiefs defence.
With a healthy lead and bonus point secured, the Chiefs were content to run down the clock as they repelled any rare Bulls attack before launching the ball deep into opposition territory.
In the 73rd minute, Retallick unselfishly offloaded to substitute Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi when the burly lock's hat0trick was within touching distance.
Just minutes later, McKenzie duly knocked over that conversion and then sent his side over the 50-point mark with his third penalty of the afternoon.
The few Bulls fans left in the stadium found a rare moment of cheer as Burger Odendaal ghosted through the Chiefs defence for a consolation try with two minutes remaining.
Alaimalo, though, was not done as he added his name once again to the scorer's list for the Chiefs' seventh try.