Sony ‘unveils’ social-focused PS4

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Sony is sharing its PlayStation 4 with the world, but there was no word on price or availability, other than a fl ash on the screen saying “Coming holiday 2013”.
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The Japanese electronics giant unveiled their new gaming system this week, hyping the machine as a “supercharged PC” with the ability to effortlessly share interactive experiences, by instantly broadcasting video of gaming action or virtually handing out health potions to friends online.

“Today marks a moment of truth and a bold step forward for PlayStation,” said Andrew House, Chief Executive Officer of Sony Computer Entertainment. Read more about Sony ‘unveils’ social-focused PS4

Women nabbed for smuggling drugs, tobacco into prison

Three woman aged 21, 29 and 38, were arrested at the Windhoek Central Prison today after they attempted to smuggle prohibited items including drugs, tobacco, dagga and cellphones into the facility. The 38-year-old woman, who is from Gobabis, used her 10-year-old daughter to smuggle tobacco into prison while cannabis and four mobile phones were also found on her. She allegedly attempted to bring the drugs to a trial-awaiting cousin. When interrogated, this cousin referred to her as his wife. When Namibian Sun arrived at the scene, the little girl was with a social worker at the prison. Read more about Women nabbed for smuggling drugs, tobacco into prison

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EP notch opening win in Windhoek

The Eastern Province Kings secured their first campaign win with a 31-18 (halftime 19-8) victory over the Windhoek Draught Welwitschias XV in their new provincial tournament rugby fixture at Hage Geingob Stadium, Windhoek, on Saturday.
The Kings scored five tries to two to finally break their competition duck in perfect conditions for rugby in the Namibian capital.
The sides, placed last and second-last on the table, came into the match searching for their first win of the campaign.
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Uutoni claims vacant WBO Africa title

Namibia’s Jafet Uutoni claimed the WBO Africa flyweight title on Friday after he beat South Africa’s Bongani Silila in a
TKO.
The fight took place at the Nqoako Ramathlodi Sports Complex in Seshego, a town in the Limpopo province of South Africa.
Uutoni’s win was this 11th in the professional ranks having fought 12 bouts to date.
It was also his third by stoppage. His only loss to date came against compatriot Abmerk Shidjuu in June 2014.
Uutoni did avenge that defeat when he got the better of Shidjuu in December 2014.
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Fiji beats Namibia to third spot at U-20 tourney

Five first-half tries did the damage for an impressive Fiji and meant that third place at the World Rugby U20 Trophy was wrapped up long before Namibia staged a second-half fight-back of their own.
The Fijians had led 44-0 early in the second half, but Namibia finished the stronger and put some respectability back on the scoreboard, much to the delight of their vocal supporters in the crowd, with four tries of their own.
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Mannetti welcomes Cosafa draw

Brave Warriors’ coach Ricardo Mannetti has welcomed the 2016 Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) draw.
The draw for the 2016 Cosafa Cup, which will be hosted in Windhoek from 11 to 25 June, was held in Johannesburg, South Africa on Thursday night.
Defending Cosafa 2015 champions, Namibia, will only be active in the competition from the quarterfinal stages against neighbours Botswana, who will also not be playing in the group stages after being selected in the seeded teams group.
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No more late-night snacks

Don’t take Randy Gardner’s word for it. Ten days into the 17-year-old’s 1964 mission to beat the existing no-sleep record of 260 hours and 17 minutes, he bested the researcher studying his case in a game of pin ball.
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B2Gold on course for another record year

Canadian gold producer B2Gold has exceeded its first-quarter production guidance by 8 966 ounces of gold, for companywide output of 127 844 ounces of the yellow metal, an increase of 10% over the same period in 2015.
Despite a slope failure on the pit access ramp at the Otjikoto mine, in Namibia, on Tuesday, B2Gold did not expect the operation's full-year guidance to be affected.
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