From left are, Bridgeville Primary School librarian, Sonia Sauls, who helped the pupils prepare for the reading competition, Bradley Visagie, who took second place in English, Uzair Kannemeyer, who won first place in Afrikaans, Sa-Jida Hudson, who took first place for English, Chantal Hess, who took third place for Afrikaans and principal Stanley Allies. 1 of 2 Showing off their Western Cape Education Department certificates, are from left, teachers Portia Baatjes, Tina Willard, Sweetness Soyeye and principal Stanley Allies. Showing off their Western Cape Education Department certificates, are from left, teachers Portia Baatjes, Tina Willard, Sweetness Soyeye and principal Stanley Allies. Pupils of Bridgeville Primary School made their parents and teachers burst with pride when they excelled academically.They not only received an award from the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) for outstanding performance in both English home language and mathematics for Grade 3, but more recently, the Grade 7 pupils also flew the Bridgeville banner high when they performed well at the Bridgetown library’s reading competition.Principal Stanley Allies said: “The results of our Grade 3 systemic test for 2016 show that our pupils have improved on their results substantially – way above the provincial level benchmark. We must acknowledge our former Grade 3 teacher, Daphne Kader, who has been instrumental in us achieving these results.“We are also celebrating the excellent results of the annual reading competition. Our pupils won top honours. Sa-Jida Hudson took first place for English, and Bradley Visagie took second place. Uzair Kannemeyer won first place for Afrikaans. “The staff and our school governing body are very proud of our pupils’ achievements – they are paving the way for the younger pupils. We shall work hard to retain the honours in striving towards academic excellence at Bridgeville Primary School.”
UK: HSBC announced on November 4 that it had agreed to sell rolling stock leasing business Eversholt Rail Group to the Eversholt Investment Group consortium of funds managed by 3i Infrastructure, Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners and STAR Capital Partners.One of the three rolling stock leasing companies (ROSCOs) formed in 1994 as part of the privatisation of British Rail, Eversholt owns around a third of the UK’s passenger rolling stock, and offers a range of leasing and asset management services for the passenger and freight markets. HSBC acquired the business for £726·5m in 1997. It changed its name from HSBC Rail back to Eversholt in January 2010 in preparation for a sale. The deal is expected to close by the end of the year and values Eversholt’s gross assets at £2·1bn, ‘modestly above the carrying value at which such assets are stated in HSBC’s accounts’, according to the bank. Eversholt Rail Group comprises holding companies European Rail Finance Holdings Ltd, Eversholt Rail Holdings (UK) Ltd and Eversholt Finance Holdings Ltd, which in turn have a further seven subsidiary companies.
ARGENTINA: Minister of the Interior & Transport Florencio Randazzo opened a suite featuring 11 driving simulators at the national railway training facility, Cenacaf, in Temperley last month.Supplied by Spanish specialist Lander Simulation, the simulators are intended to recreate precisely the conditions that drivers will encounter on the Mitre and Sarmiento commuter routes around Buenos Aires. According to Randazzo, they represent a wider commitment by the government to invest in the skills and capabilities of the Argentine rail sector. ‘Cenacaf has suffered from the same deterioration as the rest of our railway system, but we intend to invest in it to restore it to international standards’, he explained.n
Queen + Adam Lambert have rescheduled their upcoming 27-date UK and European Rhapsody tour to 2021.The dates have been moved due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that is affecting most countries across the globe. The decision has been made with the safety of our audiences, band, crew and venue staff in mind and with close on 400,000 tickets sold across the tour was not taken lightly.All tickets already purchased for the shows will be valid for the rescheduled show dates. Ticket holders are advised to contact their point of purchase for information on ticket exchanges for the 2021 dates.Addressing fans, Brian May said: “We’re very sad to announce the postponement of our summer shows in Europe, although in the present crazy state of the world, it cannot be a surprise to our fans. Those incredible scenes at our concerts just over a month ago now seem like an impossibly distant dream. We were so lucky to be able to complete that tour, running just ahead of the wave that was about to break on us. I know many of our fans are having similar moments of disbelief and bewilderment out there. Of course we would have gone ahead with the dates had it been humanly possible. The good news is that we do NOW have a PLAN B ready to roll. If you hold on to your tickets they will be valid for the rescheduled shows. God willing, we will be there with bells on!”Adam Lambert added: “I am very disappointed that we won’t be touring Europe as planned, but we have to look after each other and put everyone’s health first. Look forward to getting out there when it’s safe.”At the same time as making this announcement, the band also highlighted its recently launched #DontStopUsNow initiative which is aimed at encouraging fan interaction, saying:“Finally, a thank you from us! Our hearts have been warmed by the growing influx of Queen inspired videos from fans and supporters from all over the world in recent days. Keep them coming and we will highlight as many as we can across our social channels! #DontStopUsNow. We would like to bring the Queen family around the world even CLOSER together.”The rescheduled dates are:Sun 24 May 2020 – Bologna, Unipol Arena – rescheduled for Sun 23 May 2021Tue 26 May 2020 – Paris, AccorHotels Arena – rescheduled for Wed 26 May 2021Wed 27 May 2020 – Antwerp, Sportspalais – rescheduled for Thu 27 May 2021Fri 29 May 2020 – Amsterdam, Ziggo Dome – rescheduled for Sat 29 May 2021Sat 30 May 2020 – Amsterdam, Ziggo Dome – rescheduled for Sun 30 May 2021Tue 2 June 2020 – London, The O2 – rescheduled for Tue 1 June 2021Wed 3 June 2020 – London, The O2 – rescheduled for Wed 2 June 2021Fri 5 June 2020 – London, The O2 – rescheduled for Fri 4 June 2021Sat 6 June 2020 – London, The O2 – rescheduled for Sat 5 June 2021Mon 8 June 2020 – London, The O2 – rescheduled for Mon 7 June 2021Tue 9 June 2020 – London, The O2 – rescheduled for Tue 8 June 2021Thu 11 June 2020 – Manchester, Manchester Arena – rescheduled for Thu 10 June 2021Fri 12 June 2020 – Manchester, Manchester Arena – rescheduled for Fri 11 June 2021Sun 14 June 2020 – Birmingham, Utilita Arena – rescheduled for Sun 13 June 2021Mon 15 June 2020 – Birmingham, Utilita Arena – rescheduled for Mon 14 June 2021Wed 17 June 2020 – London, The O2 – rescheduled for Wed 16 June 2021The 18 June 2020 – London, The O2 – rescheduled for Thu 17 June 2021Sat 20 June 2020 – London, The O2 – rescheduled for Sat 19 June 2021Sun 21 June 2020 – London, The O2 – rescheduled for Sun 20 June 2021Wed 24 June 2020 – Berlin, Mercedes-Benz Arena – rescheduled for Thu 24 June 2021Fri 26 June 2020 – Cologne, Lanxess Arena – rescheduled for Sat 26 June 2021Sun 28 June 2020 – Zurich, Hallenstadion – rescheduled for Mon 28 June 2021Mon 29 June 2020 – Munich, Olympiahalle – rescheduled for Tue 29 June 2021Wed 1 July 2020 – Copenhagen, Royal Arena – rescheduled for Thu 1 July 2021Thu 2 July 2020 – Copenhagen, Royal Arena – rescheduled for Fri 2 July 2021Tue 7 July 2020 – Madrid, WiZink Center – rescheduled for Tue 6 July 2021Wed 8 July 2020 – Madrid, WiZink Center – rescheduled for Wed 7 July 2021
In Haiti the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) says the results of the legislative and first round presidential elections will be known on Thursday.“Publication of the results have been postponed until [Thursday] to take into account all of the complaints that have been received,” said CEP president Pierre-Louis Opont.Last Friday he had told reporters that the election results would have been known on November 3.Last week, the special anti-fraud Commission established by the CEP following the October 25 polls said it had received 162 complaints. At least 800 workers and 28 lawyers have been at the vote-tabulation center reviewing tally sheets from the 13,275 polling stations from around the country and Prime Minister Paul Evans Paul has appealed for calm pending the outcome of the elections to choose a new parliament and a replacement for President Michael Martelly, who is barred by the constitution from seeking a third consecutive term.There were 54 candidates contesting the presidency, including the government-backed candidate Jovenel Moise and opposition candidates Jude Célestin, Moise Jean-Charles, and Dr. Maryse Narcisse.
Somalia Sexual Violence Botswana president vows to fight gender-based violence Zambia launches strategy aimed at tracking gender-based violence survivors Safepal Mobile App that helps Gender Based Violence Victims to report cases./Photo by CGTN Digital Sexual and gender-based violence remains a critical issue in Uganda. According to a UNHCR protection 2019 report, physical assault (32%) and rape (25%) are the two most prevalent forms of such violence in the country.Entrepreneur Emmanuel Kateregga wants to bring down those numbers and believes his new Safepal app will help accomplish that by making it easier for victims to report attacks.“Safepal was birthed in the UNFPA Uganda Hackathon in partnership with Future Hunt in 2015, Kateregga says. “Over 20 countries were here in Uganda, we were tasked to identify a key challenge faced by young people globally and address it with a technological solution. I and my colleagues identified sexual violence and harassment in communities and schools.”Emmanuel Kateregga (L) the co-founder of Safepal App./Photo by CGTN DigitalKateregga says most victims of sexual and gender-based violence normally shy away from reporting these incidents out of fear and because of the stigma unfortunately attached to the crimes. The SafePal app not only allows victims to anonymously report their attacks to the authorities but helps victims get medical attention as well.“Safepal is a mobile app where young people can report all forms of violence against them, be it SGBV, emotional and psychological, they can report indiscreetly. The system maps the nearest service centers and notifies them through SMS notification.”“Young people do not know where to go, they want something confidential where they can seek help without anyone knowing their predicament,’’ he says.In addition to the app, Kateregga and his friends are also leading grass-roots campaigns against SGBV. Their effort targets college campuses in particular.‘’We go to communities and do dialogues around GBV. We visit schools and higher institutions of learning to talk about GBV. For instance, we have safe uni-campaigns that we do in universities. We have visited at least five universities in Uganda.”Kateregga and his team are also working with nightclubs, bars and other places where young adults hang out, as well as using social media to pass information about Safepal and his campaign against sexual and gender-based violence to the masses.They have created networks with medical, legal, and counseling professionals to offer support to victims with plans to scale up Safepal’s service across the country.Related
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Samsung Electronics has achieved the industry’s fastest 5G speeds in a lab demonstration that combined 800 MHz of mmWave spectrum with MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output) technology. Using two test mobile devices, the demonstration achieved approximately 4.3 Gbps speeds on each, reaching an industry peak speed of 8.5 Gbps across both devices. The demonstration was conducted using the Samsung 5G mmWave Access Unit.To achieve this level of speed, two key technologies were used: Carrier Aggregation and MU-MIMO. The wide bandwidth from mmWave spectrum enables mobile operators to provide multi-gigabit speeds that lower band spectrums are unable to match. With multi-gigabit speeds, users can experience transformational 5G mobile services. Mobile operators will be able to deliver new and rich services such as 8K video streaming, AR remote learning, and holistic VR teleconferencing as well as new use cases that are yet to be imagined.Several countries – including Japan, South Korea, and the U.S. – have already assigned 5G mmWave spectrum, and two of them have already launched their commercial 5G services using the spectrum. Also, more than 15 nations are expected to join the 5G mmWave club in the coming years.Hyunho Park, Senior Vice President, Networks Business at Samsung Electronics commented that Samsung will continue to be at the forefront in advancing 5G mmWave technology. This successful demonstration proves mmWave’s potential to deliver new kinds of business use cases and open up opportunities for mobile operators.Samsung Networks is a pioneer in the successful creation and deployment of 5G end-to-end solutions ranging from chipset, radio, and core network to cloud platform for both mid-band (2.5 GHz / 3.5 GHz) and mmWave (28 GHz / 39 GHz) frequencies. The company has been supporting 5G commercial services in leading markets, including Korea and the U.S., currently two of the largest commercial deployments in 5G subscriber count. It is now also actively supporting the commercial deployment of 5G in Japan. And is looking expanding its global 5G market footprint rapidly to new markets including Canada and New Zealand.
Bristol Bears are set to launch ‘themed’ matchdays, starting on Friday, when Pat Lam’s men host Bath and we’re letting YOU decide what you want to hear.Supporters can take part in our poll on twitter to vote for their preference and we’ll be dropping famous tunes from the chosen era throughout the evening.🎵 | As part of our revamped experience at @ashtongatestad, we’re asking the fans to take over DJ duties on matchday! 🕺Vote for your preferred music theme for Friday and we’ll play the bangers of that era right up to kick-off. 🥳— Bristol Bears (@BristolBears) August 27, 2018Tickets are available to purchase online now by clicking here and Ashton Gate is close to a sell-out.This is a gold category fixture, with Forever Bristol members receiving the best possible price – a £5 discount on general sale rates and 2% Rewards cash for every home league ticket purchased.To find out more and to purchase a £20 Forever Bristol membership*, click here.The best way to guarantee your seat for what promises to be a fascinating season is by purchasing a season card for 2018/19 by clicking here.*Price does not include £1 postage and £1 booking fee.
In an offer that has proved extremely popular amongst supporters to date this season, pints will be available for £4 between 10.30-11.30am – just £3.60 for season card holders – giving fans the best opportunity to enjoy our widest ever range of food and beverage.The external matchday Fan Village will be in operation from 10am and has a new and improved offering which includes Fish & Chips, Burgers and Spanish cuisine from Los Hermanos as well as including a new bar, Boots and Balls – fitted with a new state of the art speed pour system. The drinks concessions offer a fully cashless option.Inside the Ashton Gate concourse, from when the turnstiles open at 10.30am, Dolman concession 2 offer an Ashton Gate Curry Bar. This will offer supporters the finest quality food with fresh ingredients and each matchday there will be a new curry packed full of flavour.Due to the earlier kick-off time, the prices at the Curry Bar will be reduced to £4.50 on Saturday – a 30% discount – with each curry served with rice, while vegetarian and vegan options are available. Please note there will no further season card discount.Working with Holy Cow curry sauces who have won numerous awards from ‘The Great Taste Awards’ in 2006, The Grocer Magazine’s ‘Best New Product Award’ in 2014 and 2015 and The Caterer’s ‘Product Excellence Award’ in December 2016, and some more Great Taste Awards in 2017, we are sure these will be a match winner with our supporters.Elsewhere, the Jolly Hog will be opening a concession, as well as a new Mexican kiosk opening, Chicago Town Pizza being served in the Lansdown concourse.We also celebrate the return of the ‘pie of the month’ – with a new pie added each month from our local hand-made pies and pasties company Chunk – as well as vegan pies. Plus, there’s free fruit to our younger fans in the upper Lansdown Stand concourse.Supporters are urged to take their seats in advance of kick off – with external bars closing 15 minutes before the opening whistle – to give the Robins the best Ashton Gate welcome.SECURE YOUR TICKET Matchday sponsor – Aquablast Drain Services