Nelson Mandela Bay pupils to receive new school uniforms

first_imgChinese automotive company, First Automotive Works (FAW), launched its Port Elizabeth plant in Zone 2 of the Coega Development Corporation (CDC) on 10 July Pupils in and around Nelson Mandela Bay in Port Elizabeth will receive much-needed school uniforms after Chinese automotive company, First Automotive Works (FAW), donated R200 000 to their schools on 31 July 2014.Around 300 pupils from Fumisikoma Primary, Melisizwe Primary, Imbasa Primary, Empumalanga Primary, Mdengentonga Primary, and Coega Primary School in Wells Estate will benefit from the donation.Xolile Mpati, principal at Coega Primary School, said, “Some of the children come to school without shoes, torn uniforms or no jerseys.”Mpati said that while the uniforms will benefit the pupils, the investment will also provide some relief for their parents.Mpati added that “The children who were identified are those who are desperately in need of school uniforms. Most of the learners have to walk 20km to school and most people from the area are unemployed.“We are very excited about the donation and are grateful to FAW.”Mluleki Mayekiso, principal at Imbasa Primary School, said there are 1 722 children at the school in Motherwell; more than 80% of their parents are unemployed.“An opportunity like this only comes along once in a while and when it does you grab it with open arms,” Mayekiso said.“Some of the children wear torn jerseys to school, or have one shirt or a pair of trousers which they wear for the week. The children were identified by the class teachers as those who are in desperate need of uniforms.”Principal at Fumisikoma Primary School, Ntsikelelo Vena, said the school highly appreciated the donation.She said, “The poorest of the poor were identified for the donation. Some of the children do not have school uniforms, others wear torn uniforms.”Vena added that the new school uniforms will boost the children’s morale and help them feel like they’re part of a collective.“Now that they will look like their fellow classmates it could have a positive effect on their school work.”Nomathamsanqa George, deputy principal at Melisizwe Primary School said, “This donation means so much to us. Our children are from very poor communities.“The area is in dire need of assistance and the school further needs help with renovating the building as well.”last_img read more

9 months agoJuventus coach Max Allegri satisfied after Coppa win over Bologna

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Juventus coach Max Allegri satisfied after Coppa win over Bolognaby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus coach Max Allegri was happy with their Coppa Italia win over Bologna.Federico Bernardeschi and Moise Kean struck the goals at the Stadio Dall’Ara for a 2-0 result.“I am satisfied with qualification, as it wasn’t easy to win at Bologna in our first game after the winter break,” said Allegri.“Kean is young, he needs to grow, but he did well. Leonardo Spinazzola also had a good performance after a long injury lay-off.“Bernardeschi was visibly back in shape both physically and psychologically during training. With Mandzukic out at the moment, all these players become important.” last_img read more

Venepandi Warns Ships of Incidents during Inspections

first_imgzoom During the mandatory antidrug underwater inspections in Venezuela prior to sailing, an increasing number of alleged incidents has been recorded, according to Venezuela’s P&I correspondent Venepandi.Namely, Masters of the ships being inspected were subject to extort and blackmail by the divers appointed by the terminals.Venezuelan local authorities established mandatory underwater inspections prior to sail overseas a few years ago within the efforts to fight drug smuggling. The inspections were introduced due to the recurring incidents with narcotics or other foreign objects being either attached to the ship’s hull, placed in the rudder trunk or inside any grid.The inspections must be usually covered by the terminal and the diving crew or company is also appointed by the terminal.“Unfortunately, we’ve recorded an increase number of incidents in some ports locally (specially Puerto Ordaz and Puerto la Cruz) with divers reporting, upon completion of the inspection, that either nuts, bolts and/or pin lock were found missing with the subsequent request to the Master to pay in cash to replace all the missing parts prior vessel departure or, in case of refusal, request the authorities to arrest the vessel on a basis that the underwater areas were ready to place foreign objects such as drugs,” Venepandi informed.The authority further said that the divers could be a possible cause for the parts to be missing and that therefore they have been doing this practice as a way to extort the vessels and receive extra cash in foreign currency for carrying out the parts replacement.To prevent such incidents from taking place, Venepandi informed that if no objects were found, the Master may simply refuse to pay the divers for the reinstalling of the parts as the ship-owners have the right to repair the ship anywhere else.Additionally, a verification may be conducted, with the presence of the National Guard if possible, upon each diver in order to ensure that they do not carry any tool they could use to remove the parts and blackmail the Master later.Further measures include appointing private divers and informing the P&I correspondent immediately in order to ensure that proper actions are taken timely and delays or arrest upon the vessels are avoided.last_img read more

Sony profits soar more than tenfold forecast revised up

With its financial health back on track, Sony said its chief executive Kazuo Hirai would step down after overseeing the successful overhaul of the once-ailing titan of Japan Inc.The electronics giant, which has seen a sharp turnaround thanks to robust sales of PlayStation and smartphone parts, said it logged a nine-month net profit of 507.6 billion yen ($4.62 billion), up from 45.6 billion yen in the same period last year.It now forecasts annual net profit will reach 480 billion yen, up from the previous forecast of 380 billion yen.The sizzling performance set the stage for Hirai to step aside in March, though he will stay on with the company, becoming its chairman.He will be replaced by the company’s current chief financial officer Kenichiro Yoshida on April 1, Sony said.The electronics and entertainment giant had struggled with huge losses in recent years.It has cut thousands of jobs and sold assets, including its Vaio laptop unit and a US headquarters in Manhattan to stop bleeding.For the last three quarters, Sony saw stronger profits by its game, semiconductor and financial divisions, while a cheaper yen also fuelled better earnings, the company’s statement showed.The company also benefited from a rebound after deadly quakes in southern Japan hit production in 2016.Surging sales from its music division have also helped to boost annual expectations, the company added.”Sony has made a full-fledged comeback. Its game and semiconductors have been major contributors to its profit gain,” Hideki Yasuda, an analyst at Ace Research Institute in Tokyo, told AFP before the financial announcement.Yasuo Imanaka, an analyst at Rakuten Securities in Tokyo, echoed the sentiment, but added Sony should also work on its movies division.”Its TV sector is showing a sign of recovery as demand for high-end TV sets is expected to further increase ahead of the Tokyo Olympics. Its immediate job is to rebuild its movie sector,” Imanaka told AFP before the figures were disclosed. Citation: Sony profits soar more than tenfold, forecast revised up (2018, February 2) retrieved 18 July 2019 from Sony said Friday its nine-month profit had soared more than tenfold, and upgraded its annual profit forecast, demonstrating that its roaring comeback is continuing. Explore further Sony said Friday its nine-month profit had soared more than tenfold, and upgraded its annual profit forecast, demonstrating that its roaring comeback is continuing © 2018 AFP Sony CEO Hirai to step down This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. read more