This from theguardian.com:
This is how the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan addressed the nation amid a military coup this evening:
The Foreign office has advised British citizens in Turkey to avoid public places and remain vigilant until the situation there becomes clearer. A statement read: “we are concerned by events unfolding in Ankara and Istanbul.”
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The Grand Arena, GrandWest proudly hosts six of the Cape’s finest choirs for the third annual A-Choired Taste on 13 August 2016. The choirs performing at this year’s highly anticipated A-Choired Taste showcase are the University of the Western Cape’s Creative Arts Choir, the Libertas Choir, the Cape Town Youth Choir, the Bloemhof Accelerando Choir, the Tygerberg Children’s Choir and the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Choir, from Port Elizabeth.
These internationally renowned choirs will perform individually and collectively under one roof, making A-Choired Taste a superlative treat for choral classics enthusiasts. Attracting thousands of people in the past two years, A-Choired Taste has become recognised as one of the choice events on Cape Town’s cultural calendar.
“For many years, the Cape has been home to some of South Africa’s best choirs that have performed and competed internationally and have been placed under the best in the world time and again. We are pleased to play host to the event for the third time this year,” says Elouise Matthys, the PR and Promotions Manager at GrandWest.
The show starts at 18h00 but the doors to the Grand Arena will open early at 17h00. Tickets are available at Computicket, ranging in price from R195 per person. The dress code is jacket and tie.
Transport for Cape Town (TCT), the City of Cape Town’s transport authority, will resurface the Ottery Road off-ramp onto the M5 southbound carriageway on Sunday 17 July 2016, weather permitting.
In order to accommodate the roadworks, the off-ramp onto the M5 southbound will be closed to traffic between 07:00 and 18:00. Road users are advised to please make use of alternative routes to get access to the M5 southbound.
TCT apologises for any inconvenience caused.
Road users are advised to contact the Transport Information Centre for more information on 0800 65 64 63 or to follow @Transport4CT on Twitter.
In a historic move, AG Mobile, MediaTek and the Nelson Mandela Long Walk to Freedom Education Project have partnered to launch the #Freedom2Learn campaign which will see a range of affordable ‘Freedom’ smart devices hit South Africa markets, promoting Madiba’s legacy and the spread of education.
As a proudly South African brand, AG was chosen by the Long Walk to Freedom Education Project to be its exclusive partner to roll out its mobile strategy, to support their vision of “Easy Access to Education via Technology for all”.
To drive the #Freedom2Learn campaign throughout South Africa and across the world, AG Mobile and the Long Walk to Freedom Education Project have partnered with mobile agency Silverstone Solutions to create a #Freedom2Learn mobile app. The app will contain information on all of the AG Mobile products, exclusive Mandela content and a chance to take part in 67 exciting #Freedom2Learn challenges with prizes available. The app also provides access to participate in a massive drive to donate 1 million AG Freedom smart devices to children in Africa. Continue reading
The clash between the Pumas and the Sharks has been moved from 12h00 to 13h35, while the Enrista Blue Bulls and Bizhub Free State will meet at 12h00.
The amended fixtures are as follows:
U18 Coca-Cola Craven Week day five fixtures (Saturday, 16 July):
08h00 – Zimbabwe vs Namibia (Osler Field, Kearsney College)
08h50 – Boland vs Border (Stott Field, Kearsney College)
09h35 – Griquas CD vs Border CD (Osler Field, Kearsney College)
10h25 – EP vs SWD (Stott Field, Kearsney College)
10h50 – Komati Fruit Limpopo Blue Bulls vs EP CD (Osler Field, Kearsney College)
12h00 – Enrista Blue Bulls vs Bizhub Free State (Stott Field, Kearsney College)
12h15 – Thepa Trading Griffons vs Leopards (Osler Field, Kearsney College)
13h35 – Pumas vs Sharks (Stott Field, Kearsney College)
13h40 – Valke vs GWK Griquas (Osler Field, Kearsney College)
15h10 – DHL Western Province vs Bidvest Golden Lions (Stott Field, Kearsney College) Continue reading
Miss South Africa has announced the appointment of two new judges for the 2017 pageant, TV personality Maps Maponyane and radio presenter Bridget Masinga.
They form part of the panel for the regional judging which takes place around South Africa during the next six weeks and will see the inclusion of various guest judges at the different venues.
As one of the founding presenters on the hugely successful television magazine show All Access, Masinga has cemented her brand as one of South Africa’s leading entertainers. She is the new presenter and producer of Jacaranda FM’s weekday mid-morning show, The Workzone with Bridget Masinga.
Maps Maponyane is considered as one of SA’s most stylish and sexiest men and is an admired media personality. Multi-talented as a TV presenter, model, actor, style icon, designer, businessman and philanthropist, he makes waves both locally and internationally. Maps is loved and followed by his fans on social media platforms because of his down to earth, professional yet warm personality.
This from dailymaverick.co.za:
US President Barack Obama on Thursday strongly condemned what he said appeared to be a “horrific terrorist attack” in Nice.
Offering assistance to investigate the attack which left at least 80 people dead, Obama vowed to help France “bring those responsible to justice.”
“On behalf of the American people, I condemn in the strongest terms what appears to be a horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France, which killed and wounded dozens of innocent civilians,” Obama said in a statement.
A truck ploughed into a crowd in the French Riviera resort town after a Bastille Day fireworks display, sending hundreds fleeing in terror and leaving the area strewn with bodies, including those of children, authorities said.
The driver of the truck was shot dead after traveling more than a mile (two kilometers) through the crowd on the palm-lined Promenade des Anglais.
“We stand in solidarity and partnership with France, our oldest ally, as they respond to and recover from this attack,” Obama said.
“We know that the character of the French Republic will endure long after this devastating and tragic loss of life,” Obama added.
“On this Bastille Day, we are reminded of the extraordinary resilience and democratic values that have made France an inspiration to the entire world.”
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