Day: January 7, 2018

Sydney records highest temperatures since 1939

The Australian city of Sydney has experienced its hottest weather in 79 years with temperatures in the region hitting as high as 47.3oC (117F). In Penrith, west of Sydney, residents sweltered as the town bore the brunt of the heat. Severe fire warnings were issued for the greater Sydney area and total fire bans were put in place across the city. Temperatures fell short of the scorching heat to hit the area in 1939, when the mercury reached 47.8oC. The sweltering temperatures reached in Penrith were confirmed by the Bureau of Meteorology. ABC reported that one charity, Mission Australia,...

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32 missing as ships collide off China

32 people are missing after an oil tanker and a cargo ship collided off China’s east coast.missing in  The Sanchi tanker, carrying 136 000 tonnes of Iranian oil worth $60 million caught fire after the crash. China’s Ministry of Transport said the crew – 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshis – were missing from the Panama-registered vessel. The 21-strong crew of the cargo ship had been rescued. “Sanchi is floating and burning. There is an oil slick and we are pushing forward with rescue efforts,” the ministry said. Poor weather and huge plumes of smoke rising from the tanker are...

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Multi Media Expo preps underway

Preparations are underway way for the first edition of the Multi Media Expo that is meant to promote local media players to be able to meet international standards. The film industry is set to benefit from a three day Multi Media Expo to be held in the capital where international audio and visual professionals are set to educate locals on improving the sector. Organisers of the event said the expo will be of much benefit to locals who are into film productions and other media gurus as they will receive knowledge on how best to improve the industry in the country. The three day expo will start on the 14th of March with two days of workshops and the last day will be for exhibitions of new technologies and services from players in the...

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Churches intercede for Zim’s development

Religious leaders believe Zimbabwe is destined for prosperity if the people remain united, peaceful and God fearing. Church leaders who spoke to ZBC News concurred that many religious organisations underscored the need to support the government in its different initiatives including praying for the nation for peace to prevail ahead of the forthcoming harmonised elections slated for later this year. Founder of Harvest Ministries Prophet Tawanda Blessing Bonderai said Zimbabwe has been remembered by God as witnessed by the new political dispensation. Pastor Peter Dzane of Unity Apostolic Church International and Kingdom Prosperity Ministry’s leader Apostle Rodney Chipoera said...

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BVR registration: Mt Pleasant targets 18k

Zanu PF Mt Pleasant constituency is targeting at least 18 000 members to register under the second phase of the biometric voter registration (BVR) programme ahead of this year’s harmonised elections. This was revealed at the Mt Pleasant constituency interdistrict leadership meeting held today. 12 000 members have registered so far in the constituency under the BVR programme. The Zanu PF leadership must continue encouraging the electorate to register under the BVR process said legislator for Mt Pleasant Cde Jason Pasadi. Harare provincial youth chairperson Cde Godfrey Gomwe said they have since embarked on BVR awareness campaigns to reach...

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NAAZ holds athletics opener championships

The athletics season open competition involving field and track events roared into life in the capital with athletes from Mashonaland Central, Manicaland, Midlands, Mashonaland East, Mashonaland West and Harare Province participating. Athletics coaches’ took advantage o the season’s opener to assess athletes before the athletics calendar goes into full swing. National Athletics Association of Zimbabwe director of youth coaching, Brian Nhubu said the coaches are using the season’s opener as preparations to assess the mental strength of the athletes. The competition which clashed with the back-to-school time had a low turnout though Nhubu is confident the Bulawayo Athletics Board...

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Herentals set PSL survival target

Newly promoted premiership side Herentals Football Club says they are going into the elite league with a view to learn and cement their stay in the topflight league. The School Boys as they are affectionately known in football circles are banking on the youthful squad that earned them a ticket to the premiership. Club secretary Kudakwashe Remba said they have resolved to avoid the dreaded chop in their maiden appearance. Remba said the vast talent tapped from Herentals Group of Schools can withstand the premiership heat hence the need to give the youngsters a chance to shine in the...

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Zanu PF Mash Central guns for a clean sweep

Zanu PF National Political Commissar Retired Lieutenant General Engelbert Rugeje has urged Mashonaland Central leadership to foster unity and ensure a resounding victory for the revolutionary party in the forthcoming harmonised elections. The need for a clean sweep by the revolutionary party at the forthcoming harmonised elections was underscored during celebrations for the appointment of Retired Air Chief Marshal Perrence Shiri as the Minister of Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement in the new government and as a party’s politburo member. Addressing friends, relatives and the political leadership in Mashonaland Central, guest of honour at the celebrations Retired Lieutenant General...

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Valley of the Giants: A magnificent feature of Chirinda Forest

The Valley of the Giants in Chirinda Forest, Chipinge remains one of the country’s majestic sceneries that continue to attract foreign tourists and presents a pleasant jungle for all sections of the society including those into film industry to come up with unique productions. Former American president, Franklin Roosevelt once said, ‘forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people’. Such is how important is Chirinda Forest botanical reserve in Chipinge situated between 900 and 1200 metres in altitude which is also the source of three rivers namely the zona, chinyika...

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Calls for resettlement land in UMP

Traditional leaders in Uzumba Maramba Pfungwe (UMP) have appealed to the government to consider people from the area for resettlement as the district does not have any commercial farms. UMP is one of the few districts in Mashonaland East without any commercial farms and people from the area have to go to other districts for resettlement which has resulted in a large number in need of land. Chief Nyajinya who was representing traditional leaders at a Zanu PF meeting at Manyika Business Centre said land for resettlement is one of their biggest needs. Zanu PF provincial chairperson Cde Joel...

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