October 2012

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US storm damage set to cost n$174 billion

Bill Keogh, president of disaster estimator Eqecat, confirmed the company’s estimates of U$5 billion (N$43,5 billion) to U$10 billion (N$87 billion) in insured losses and U$10 billion to $20 billion (N$174 billion) in total losses from Hurricane Sandy, which came ashore in New Jersey late on Monday and swept northward, knocking out power for more than eight million customers and shutting down four major cities.

“We think that’s about right...It will be among the 10 to 15 most damaging storms” that have hit the United States, he told Bloomberg television. Read more about US storm damage set to cost n$174 billion

A funny man that is nobody’s fool

Originality and using local issues as material gave this comedian the edge in sustaining a unique and ultimately satisfying career.

Neville Basson who was born and bred in Katutura, says ever since he was in Sub A (Grade 1), he had an irreverant sense of humour that always got him in trouble. He still remembers how his classmates and friends would gag him everytime he opens his mouth. He says a comedian is born, not made. “You can’t really go to school to study how to become a comedian,” he says. Read more about A funny man that is nobody’s fool

Police break up Tomic brawl

Police were called to break up a fight between Australia’s struggling number one tennis hope Bernard Tomic and a male friend after a night of partying, reports said yesterday.

Queensland state police said they attended to a disturbance at Surfers Paradise, on the Gold Coast, early on Monday, but no arrests were made or charges laid. Read more about Police break up Tomic brawl

Chelsea, United braced for swift reunion

Chelsea and Manchester United will meet for the second time in the space of just four days - with their fiery encounter on Sunday still fresh in the mind of both players and supporters.

Alex Ferguson has wished referee Lee Mason “good luck” in tonight’s League Cup tie between Manchester United and Chelsea, just three days after their fiery Stamford Bridge clash ended in controversy.

The fall-out from United’s thrilling victory on Sunday is set to continue beyond this game, when the Premier League’s top two will meet for the second time in a week. Read more about Chelsea, United braced for swift reunion

Ex-All Black Williams a doubt for Botha fight

Former All Blacks star Sonny Bill Williams yesterday said his heavyweight boxing bout against South African Francois Botha was in doubt after picking up an injury playing rugby in Japan.

Williams, who in August quit the world champion New Zealand team to take up a club contract in Japan, injured his pectoral muscle playing for the Panasonic Wild Knights on Saturday. Read more about Ex-All Black Williams a doubt for Botha fight

Botes, Stigga impress in PSL

Namibian Sun takes a look at the progress of some of Namibia’s players plying their trade away from home.
Thai boys complete league action

There has been some success for Namibians plying their trade in other countries, with the South African-based duo of Ronald ‘Stigga’ Ketjijere and Henrico Botes leading the way. Read more about Botes, Stigga impress in PSL

Kia Tennis Series to come to climatic end

The final tournament of the Kia PTA Tennis Series will happen this coming weekend at the SKW tennis courts in Windhoek.

Great tennis action is expected as the players are looking forward to the last opportunity to better their final position in the 2012 series ranking. Read more about Kia Tennis Series to come to climatic end

Civics eye ramblers scalp

Civics is determined to hand Ramblers their first loss, when the sides meet in tonight’s Namibian Premier League (NPL) encounter at the Independence Stadium.
As round five of NPL starts tonight

Civics will be looking to pierce Ramblers’ defence for the first time this season, when the teams clash at the Independence Stadium at 20:00 tonight. While Ramblers are still unbeaten, Civics has suffered one defeat and is seven points behind log leaders, African Stars in the NPL.

It is for this reason Civics’ Team Manager, Paul Stramis, believes the team must win tonight. “Ramblers have double the points we have and I don’t believe in people saying it is still early because every game counts,” he said. Read more about Civics eye ramblers scalp

Bank gives athletics shot in the arm

Bank Windhoek yesterday proved its commitment to Athletics Namibia (AN) by announcing a sponsorship of N$ 300 000.

The sponsorship - which is for the 2012/2013 season - aims to promote athletics at schools and aims to make the code accessible to all Namibians. Read more about Bank gives athletics shot in the arm

NUNWU suspends Manga and Kaaronda

The president of the National Union of Namibian Workers (NUNW), Elias Manga, and Secretary-General Evalistus Kaaronda were yesterday suspended for allegedly sowing division within the union’s ranks.

Both Manga and Kaaronda confirmed their suspensions to Namibian Sun yesterday. Read more about NUNWU suspends Manga and Kaaronda


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