Day: July 25, 2017

Goals galore in netball league

Black Rhinos Queens continued with their unbeaten streak after an 8-nil victory over Guruve’s Conduit Academy at One Commando Barracks at the weekend. It was however, ZRP Morris Depot which posted the weekend’s biggest win, a 11-2 victory over Street Set in Harare. Log leaders, Correctional Services were held to a nil-all draw by Auckland, while Weerams beat Faith Drive 1-nil and Cyclone Stars beating ZRP Harare 2-1. Chipembere lost 2-nil to Mwenezana at Mkoba in Gweru. In upcoming fixtures to be played during the mid-week, Zvishavane Pirates host Midlands State University at Kandodo stadium, and Herentals face Masvingo...

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Mash Central hosts Stella netball tourney

Mashonaland Central Province comes alive this Friday with an annual Stella Netball Tournament set for Bradley High School. 10 provincial netball champions will battle it out for the most lucrative prize in a competition organised by Stella in conjunction with the National Association of Secondary Heads (NASH). Tanganda Tea Company General Manager, Kwirirai Chigerwe said the tournament is meant to afford the girl child an opportunity to showcase her talent. Defending champions, Sikhulile High will represent Bulawayo province, Munene (Midlands), Mpopoma (Bulawayo), Hande (Manicaland), Mvurwi (Mashonaland Central), Mhangura (Mashonaland West), Gumbonzvanda (Mashonaland East), Lusulu (Matabeleland North), Mawabeni (Matabeleland South)...

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2017 All Africa Amateur golf tourney set for Vic Falls

The Zimbabwe Golf Association in conjunction with the Royal and Ancient and Africa Golf Confederation will host the 2017 All Africa Amateur Team Championships in the resort town of Victoria Falls. A budget of US$100 000 has been pronounced for the tournament which is expected to feature 17 countries. The title sponsors Royal and Ancient have pledged at least US$40 000, while the Zimbabwe Golf Association is looking at raising the US$60 000 shortfall through sponsorships and partnerships with corporates. To that effect, a committee to spearhead the search for sponsors has been set up, according to the Chairman...

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Khaliphile Sibanda ventures into rarely explored area

Artists from Bulawayo are slowly coming out of their comfort zone and venturing into rarely explored avenues of music. Such is the case for 22-year-old opera singer, Khaliphile Sibanda. Even the sky is not the limit for Khaliphile, who is known in theatre circles as Khally S. Not only is she an opera singer, but she also ventured into theatre productions and is a choir conductor. The songstress says she began her musical career at a tender age and finally got her big break through in 2004 when she began singing in public. Asked what inspired her musical genre...

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PSL action resumes

The Castle Premier Soccer League action returns after a week’s break to allow for the African Nations Championships (CHAN) qualifier matches between Zimbabwe’s Warriors and Namibia. Action resumes tomorrow with some mouthwatering mid-week fixtures as Chicken Inn host Bantu Rovers at Luveve Stadium in Bulawayo at 1300hrs, while How Mine play ZPC Kariba in the same stadium at 1500hrs. In Harare, Yadah FC clash against Harare City at Morris Depot, while FC Platinum host Dynamos at Mandava Stadium in Zvishavane. Defending champions, Caps United, reeling from a number of injuries host Shabanie Mine at the National Sports Stadium. Hwange...

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ZBC’s Rumbi leads appeal for cancer patient (8)

What counts in life is not the mere fact that you are living, but the difference that you bring to the lives of others. A Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) Power FM Producer/Presenter, Rumbidzayi Moyo has taken it upon herself to demonstrate practically that it is good to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud by launching an appeal for assistance to help an 8-year old girl who is suffering from a rare condition of skin cancer. It is often said, ‘one cannot change the direction of the wind, but one can adjust the sails to reach their destination.’ This quote...

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ZSE in marginal loss

Losses in heavyweight counters marginally weighed down the performance of the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) mainstream index as it closed  at 200.15 points after shedding  off 0.15 percent. Financial firm, BARCLAYS BANK posted a 15.29 percent loss to close trading at 0.65 cents to close trade 3.60 cents. FIDELITY LIFE was down 0.25 cents, FBC 0.5 cents, and ECONET 0.2 cents at 3.70 cents. Elsewhere, strength in  hotel and retail firms was not enough to shift the negative trend on  the benchmark index. AFRICAN Sun led the gainers on the local bourse, inching up 2 cents to close trading...

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Zim targets moulding computer whizz kids

The information communication revolution that has swept across the globe has seen young learners being encouraged to be technology savvy in order to ensure that their interface with gadgets such as computers opens up avenues for them as residents of the digital age. With the coming in of the new curriculum, children in the early childhood development (ECD) phase now have the opportunity to acquaint themselves with computers in a move expected to groom the next generation of computer whizz kids. Young learners, who were part of the inaugural Schools Computer Skills League Exhibition, expressed their appreciation and desire...

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Recapitalise engineering sector, govt urged

The government has been advised to recapitalise the engineering sector and effectively utilise its broad-based skills to harness revenue for the potential growth of the industry. Lack of investment and under-capitalisation of infrastructural projects have created a vacuum for the sector to maximise the potential of its highly skilled personnel. The closure of major companies like ZISCOSTEEL has also dampened the performance of the sector which now has a bloated skilled labour base. Zimbabwe Institution of  Engineers CEO, Dr Sanzan Diarra however said the sector holds vast potential to emerge as the country’s backbone for revenue growth should the...

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Farmers embrace command wheat programme

Farmers in the Middle Sabi, who had turned away from wheat farming in the past 10 years, have resumed cropping the cereal following the introduction of government’s command agriculture programme. The incorporation of wheat in the command farming programme has reignited zeal with almost a 1000 hectares in the area already under wheat production. A local farmer, Zvidzai Rushwaya said he has managed to plant 80 hectare alone, while a number of other farmers are equally excited at resuming operations. Chipinge District Agricultural Extension Officer, Mr Tapiwanashe Mativenga Chagwesha said command agriculture has managed to help farmers resuscitate wheat...

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