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Empty Bowls event helps feed area

first_imgHome Local News Empty Bowls event helps feed area The 17th annual Empty Bowls event is set for 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 2 at Trinity School Commons, 3500 W. Wadley Ave. in Midland. All of the proceeds raised will go to the West Texas Food Bank.Hand-made ceramic bowls created by students and faculty from the partner groups will be available for $15 apiece.Food for the event is being donated by Catfish and Company and Jason’s Deli in Midland. Come pick out your favorite bowl, enjoy soups and desserts, and support the West Texas Food Bank.Reserved tables for eight will be available for $500, and will allow guests to pick from the “pick of the kiln” bowls.The Empty Bowls event was started in 2001 with only 100 bowls, and has grown into one of the major fundraisers for the West Texas Food Bank with the support of Midland College, Odessa College and the University of Texas of the Permian Basin.ON THE NET: Empty Bowls Facebook page. Pinterest Previous articleAngioScreen event setNext articleCity to honor girl who raised money for police dogs admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Local News Empty Bowls event helps feed area ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School By admin – January 9, 2018 WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Pinterest Attendees of the 2014 Empty Bowls fundraiser Friday evening select their handmade bowls at the event to benefit the West Texas Food Bank. Twitter WhatsApp OC employee of the year always learning Facebook Facebook Virgin Coco MojitoTexas Fried ChickenSummer Spaghetti SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

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The Gold Coast’s best suburbs to buy an investment property

first_imgLeading the top 100 list was country town Blackwater in the Central Highlands Region, which had a gross rental return of 11.7 per cent. “Median house values ranged from $89,483 to $521,597 and for units between $133,205 and $395,577,” the report read. “(It) featured 63 suburbs where houses represent good rental opportunities and 37 suburbs where units offer the highest yields, while also demonstrating positive rental growth.” The other states lagged behind Queensland’s impressive rental performance, with only 17 suburbs making it to the list in New South Wales, 15 in South Australia and Victoria, eight in Tasmania and one in Western Australia, Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory. MORE NEWS: Mansion listed with eye-watering price A total of 42 Queensland ’burbs graced the CoreLogic list.CoreLogic research analyst Cameron Kusher said to make the cut, the suburb had to have delivered “solid rental yields, consistent rental growth and vacancy rates of less than 3 per cent”.He added finding a positively geared investment was more likely in the top 100 areas. All seven Gold Coast suburbs featured on the list for their unit’s performance, with Reedy Creek leading the pack for the city at No. 51. The suburb’s units had a gross rental yield of 6.8 per cent per annum, a median rent of $430 per week and a median sales price of $350,000. Southport units followed at No. 79 thanks to a gross yield of 6.5 per cent, median rent of $390 per week and median sales price of $375,000. Labrador was ranked 80 followed by Upper Coomera (83), Mudgeeraba (92), Currumbin Waters (95) and Helensvale (97). Reedy Creek was home to the Gold Coast’s best performing investment units.Harcourts Coastal agent Katrina Keegan said the Gold Coast’s expansion of public transport was shinning the spotlight on suburbs further out of the CBD. “Main Beach would usually take the accolade but the public transport expansion is sharing it around,” she said. “The apartment sector has gone up because the light rail and extensions of the train stations are pushing people further out.”Ms Keegan said interstate investors and buyers looking for a sea-change were also bolstering the unit market. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“In 2019, we have definitely seen an increase in interstate investors across the board,” she said.“The biggest numbers have come out of New South Wales.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:46Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:46 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenChoosing an apartment to invest in01:47 Seven Gold Coast suburbs made the list of Australia’s best 100 areas for rental performance.QUEENSLAND has dominated a list of 100 best places in the country for rental performance, with seven Gold Coast suburbs taking out top honours. The latest CoreLogic report, which ranks rental yield figures, saw Reedy Creek, Southport, Labrador, Upper Coomera, Mudgeeraba, Currumbin Waters and Helensvale as investor hot spots. The Glitter Strip ’burbs joined 35 other areas in the Sunshine State in the nationwide list that was made up of suburbs with an estimated gross rental yield of 5 per cent or more a year for either houses or units. MORE NEWS: House with theme park backyard sells in million-dollar deal [email protected]last_img read more

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S. African game hunters say embargoes will hurt business

first_imgOfficials say at least 30 African migrants drown near Yemen South Africa’s game hunting industry says the decision by two major airlines to ban the transportation of hunting trophies will severely affect their business. South African Airways and Emirates have both implemented a ban on international hunters flying their wildlife trophies home with them. However as CCTV’s Julie Scheier reports, unlike the game hunting sector, conservationists are pretty happy South African Companies Going Eco-Friendly Related Unique business model in Uganda helps artists tell the African storylast_img read more

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Farr’s great fight comes up just short

first_img4 Mar 2019 Farr’s great fight comes up just short Tags: elite golf, England squads, performance England’s Callum Farr put up a tremendous fight in the final of the Spanish Men’s Amateur Championship before eventually losing on the 35th hole at Las Colinas, Alicante.Farr, who was hoping to keep the trophy in English hands after Billy McKenzie’s 2018 victory, went down 2/1 to Koen Kouwenaar from The Netherlands.It was a remarkable achievement for the 20-year-old England A Squad player who had a nightmare start to the final.The first hole was halved, but then Farr (Northamptonshire County) lost the next five in a row. He managed to get a couple back, but Kouwenaar won 17 and 18 to go in to lunch five ahead.Farr dropped another hole behind on the 21st but won the 23rd and 26th to get back to four down. The next six holes were halved before he could claw back more of the deficit, winning the 33rd and 34th, to trail by two with two to play. However his comeback finished on the 35th.Earlier in the championship Farr had the distinction of knocking out the last Spanish player in the event, defeating Alvaro Mueller-Baumgart 2/1 in the semi-finals.Meanwhile, another A Squad player, Ben Hutchinson (Howley Hall), reached the quarter-finals. England Men’s Squad players Ben Jones (Northamptonshire County) and Bailey Gill (Lindrick) made the final 16, losing respectively on the 20th and 18th.Click here for full scoresImage © Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more

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Curtis Cleveringa Selected as New Capital High School Principal

first_imgFacebook295Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The Olympia School DistrictCurtis Cleveringa, who has served the past two years as principal and athletic director in the Taholah School District, has been selected to lead Capital High School as its next principal.The Olympia School Board unanimously agreed during the March 7 school board meeting to hire Cleveringa. He officially takes over the Capital High principal post on July 1.Cleveringa was selected for the top high school post after an extensive principal search process led by Northwest Leadership Associates. Search firm consultants worked with Olympia School District staff and parent focus groups since December first to identify the desired characteristics for the next principal, and then to search throughout the Pacific Northwest for the best candidate.Consultants involved students, staff and parents in the process, including interviews last month with the top three finalists.“Curtis Cleveringa will be an outstanding addition to Capital High School,” said Superintendent Dick Cvitanich. “He is a proven leader and someone who will fit in well at Capital and as part of our larger school district community.”Cleveringa has worked since 2014 in the Taholah School District, located on the Quinault Indian Reservation in Grays Harbor County. Before that he worked one year as an administrative intern in Utah, preceded by 15 years as a classroom teacher — six years in Utah and nine years in Zillah, Washington. During many of those years, he also served as a high school basketball and football coach.He has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Washington State University, a master’s degree in educational administration from University of Phoenix, and is working toward his superintendent’s credential through Washington State University.This year, the Capital High School principal job is being shared as an interim one-year position by Michelle Anderson and Jennifer Hewitt. Both Anderson and Hewitt will return in the 2016-17 school year to their previous positions as assistant principal at Capital High School.last_img read more

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LEGENDARY CALIFORNIA CHROME COMES OFF BENCH TO TAKE GRADE II, $200,000 SAN PASQUAL STAKES BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS; SHERMAN & ESPINOZA TEAM FOR ANOTHER VICTORY WITH 2014 HORSE OF THE YEAR AS HE GETS 1 1/16 MILES IN 1:43.39

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 9, 2016)–Idle since March 28 in Dubai, 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome came back running on Saturday at Santa Anita, as he forged to a 1 ¼ length win in the Grade II, $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes. Trained by Art Sherman and ridden by Victor Espinoza, the 5-year-old California-bred horse by Lucky Pulpit covered 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.39.Breaking from post position four in a field of seven older horses, California Chrome utilized his natural speed to sit a comfortable second behind pacesetter Alfa Bird into and around the Club House turn. Well in hand under Espinoza, “Chrome” cruised to the lead under a hold approaching the quarter pole and kept runner-up Imperative at bay the final sixteenth.“He could’ve opened up turning for home, but Victor put the Full-Nelson on him,” quipped Sherman. “It was just what we needed. He’ll get a lot out of this race, believe me. It set up just as we figured. I knew he’d show speed. He’s been wanting to run quite a bit right now…and I said ‘He’s got a lot of gas (speed) himself and you can place him where you want.“That’s why he’s a perfect horse. You don’t have to bring a game plan with him. He can sit off the pace or go on the pace.”Sherman said that California Chrome, who picked up $2 million for running second in last year’s Dubai World Cup, would be heading back to the Middle East later this month.“He’ll ship Jan. 21, have one prep (in Dubai), then come home after the World Cup,” he said. “It’s very heart-warming to see his fans and the reception he received. I was just jammed full of people around the paddock. It was just great.”Off at 3-5, California Chrome paid $3.20, $2.40 and $2.10. A winner of four Grade I stakes in 2014; the Santa Anita Derby, Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Hollywood Derby, California Chrome notched his 10th win from 19 starts Saturday, and with the winner’s share of $120,000, increased his career earnings to $6,442,650, thus surpassing two-time Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Tiznow to become the leading California-bred of all time. (North America’s all-time leader Curlin, retired with earnings of $10,501,800, while California Chrome currently ranks 25th).Bred and originally owned by Perry Martin and Steve Coburn, California Chrome is now owned by California Chrome, LLC, which is comprised of Kentucky-based Taylor Made Stallions and Martin, who retains his majority 70 percent stake in the horse.“We feel blessed to be a part of this, what a horse!” said new co-owner Frank Taylor. “He’s so sound and so genuine. He’s a special horse.”Assistant trainer Alan Sherman, who watched the race from the Winner’s Circle while holding his two year old grandson, was satisfied with his stable superstar.“He got tired, but that was good,” he said. “He got tired, but he got it done. It’s just so much fun, it was awesome.”Trained by Richard Baltas and ridden by Mario Gutierrez, Imperative rallied from mid-pack and made the winner work late, while finishing one length in front of Hoppertunity. Off at 7-1, Imperative paid $5.80 and $3.00.“I’m very proud of the horse,” said Baltas. “It looked like we might get to him there at the top of the stretch, but ‘Chrome’ was ready.”Bob Baffert’s multiple graded stakes winning Hoppertunity, who came off a big second in the Grade I Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs Nov. 27, appeared full of run at the rail heading to the far turn, finished well but was unable to threaten the winner as he finished 3 ½ lengths clear of Hard Aces.The second choice with Martin Garcia at 2-1, Hoppertunity paid $2.20 to show.Fractions on the race were 24.82, 49.12, 1:12.90 and 1:36.96.Santa Anita will offer a nine-race card on Sunday, with first post time at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. CHESTNUT HORSE BY LUCKY PULPIT SURPASSES TIZNOW AS ALL-TIME LEADING CAL-BRED MONEY WINNER AS HIS CAREER EARNINGS EXCEED $6.4 MILLION last_img read more

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St. Bernard’s hosts Hoopa today

first_imgSt. Bernard’s returns home today for a match up against Hoopa Valley. Kickoff is at 2 p.m. at Crusader Field.St. Bernard’s (3-0) has won its last 13 games against Hoopa, a streak dating back to 2011. Hoopa (1-1) won on the road on November 5 of that year, by a score of 26-13.“Hoopa played an impressive game last week and they look like a big, physical team who’s talent is respected by our players,” Crusaders head coach Matt Tomlin said. “Our guys respect Hoopat.”St. Bernard’s beat Hoopa by a …last_img read more

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The Keiskamma Tapestry

first_imgIn the entrance to the South African Parliament a remarkable piece of artwork winds its way along the wall, its 120-metre length reaching through the lobby to wrap around the exterior of the chamber.This is the Keiskamma Tapestry, an exquisite embroidery in the tradition of the famous Bayeux Tapestry and the work of over 100 previously unemployed women from the Eastern Cape.Along its length, the tapestry tells the turbulent history of the Cape frontier region, from the Stone Age San through the wars and tragedies of the Xhosa people to the peaceful resolution of the 1994 elections.The embroidery depicting the San Bushmen, the earliest inhabitants of the Eastern Cape, mimics the rock art the hunter-gatherers left behind (Image: Keiskamma Trust)The artwork’s presence in Parliament reflects the kinder, more vibrant and open nature of post-apartheid South Africa. Under the old regime, forbidding portraits of the 1961 Cabinet stared down from the walls of the austere lobby – including one of HF Verwoerd, the architect of grand apartheid.Interestingly, Verwoerd features on the tapestry, at the Rand Show in 1961 – the site of the first assassination attempt against him – and right next to an image of Nelson Mandela burning his pass book during the ANC’s 1959 defiance campaign.Nelson Mandela burning his pass book during the 1959 Defiance Campaign, and HF Verwoerd, the architect of apartheid, in 1961 (Image: Keiskamma Trust)From craft to artThe tapestry is a product of the Keiskamma Trust, set up in 2000 as a skills development project in the impoverished Hamburg region of the Eastern Cape. The trust helps women of the region develop their traditional embroidery skills to produce craftwork of a scale and skill that approaches art – which has a higher premium.Inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry, created by Saxon women in 1067 to tell the story of the Norman invasion of England, the Keiskamma Tapestry follows the same form as that artwork, with a similar narrative structure.The first panel of the Bayeux Tapestry, created in 1067 (Image: Museum of Reading)It begins with the San Bushmen, the earliest inhabitants of the Eastern Cape, with embroidered replicas of the rock art images of animals and human forms the hunter gatherers left behind.It then follows the history of the Xhosa people in the region, to the arrival of the white colonial settlers, the frontier wars and the great cattle killing of 1856.In that tragic event Nongqawuse, a 15-year-old girl prophet, instructed the people to kill 400 000 of their cattle, leading to mass starvation and the end of effective Xhosa resistance to white encroachment.The great Xhosa cattle killing of 1856 (Image: Keiskamma Trust)Cattle are a dominant motif throughout the tapestry, reflecting their importance in the history and economy of the Xhosa people.The tapestry continues through the history of the Eastern Cape and South Africa as a whole, ending with the country’s first democratic elections in 1994. In creating the epic embroidery, the trust says, the women involved came to learn about their own history, which they can then disseminate throughout their community.The people of the Eastern Cape queuing to vote in the 1994 elections (Image: Keiskamma Trust)The Keiskamma Tapestry was created with funding from the Department of Arts and Culture and over 100 private donations. The Standard Bank bought the work for R500 000, and loaned it for a long-term exhibit in Parliament.It was unveiled by Parliamentary Speaker Baleka Mbete on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2006, at a ceremony attended, among others, by all of the Eastern Cape women who laboured to create it.View the full Keiskamma Tapestry on the Keiskamma Trust website.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Congratulations for SKA South Africa

first_img28 May 2012The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) on Monday joined President Jacob Zuma in congratulating the Department of Science and Technology and its partners for winning the right to co-host the the €1.5-billion Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope.The SKA Organisation announced on Friday that South Africa and Australia are to share the hosting of the SKA, an instrument 50-100 times more sensitive and 10 000 times faster than any radio imaging telescope yet built.The two biggest components of the SKA will be built in Africa, while one will be built in Australia. About 70% of the facility will be built in Africa.“The SKA will significantly support the expansion of South Africa’s knowledge economy in general and high-technology industry specifically,” said the chamber’s CEO, Neren Rau. “The skills transfer will assist in addressing the skills challenge in South Africa.”Rau said the announcement showed the potential South Africa to play a leading role in science and technology on the global stage.Sacci said the fact that the project was a collaborative project between South Africa and Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia, was a positive step forward in building stronger research and commercial ties with other African countries.President Jacob Zuma, in his message of congratulations, said: “Africa is indeed rising. South Africa is confident that the country will deliver on the expectations of the continent and world.”The SKA will consist of about 3 000 dish-shaped antennae spread over a wide area. Scientists are expected to use the SKA to search the universe for answers about how stars and galaxies were formed and how the universe has evolved over the past 14-billion years.South Africa is expected to build the telescope in the Karoo in the Northern Cape, while the joint site spreads from the Murchison Shire in Western Australia’s Mid-West region to the top of New Zealand’s South Island.Building is expected to start around 2016 and the telescope to be completed by 2024.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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St George’s march on

first_imgSt George’s Brass Band keep time at the matches played at the historic St George’s Park in South Africa’s “biggest little city”, Port Elizabeth. With a repertoire ranging from orchestral pieces, calypso and jazz, they are, says band leader Jonathan Africa, unique in the cricketing world.The St Georges Brass Band is about the music and cricket. “As long as you remember that, everyone is welcome to join,” says Jonathan Africa. (Image: Jonathan Africa)Sulaiman PhilipIt is a few hours before the first ball is bowled at St George’s Park. The sun shines, the city buzzes with excitement. In one corner of town a group in matching shirts warms up. Fingers are made limber, deep breaths are exhaled into mouthpieces. Pursed lips blow into reeds. The parps of trumpets and trombones rise.Deep brassy clangs and high-toned hissing rise into the air as the St George’s Brass Band warm up at the home of band leader Jonathan Africa. Africa will lead his musicians to the stadium to soundtrack the day’s game, just as they have done for 20 years.“In those 20 years the most memorable game, for all of us, was in 2010 when the Warriors won the (domestic) double. For us in the band, we were an important part of that win.”Historic St George’s Park cricket ground in Port Elizabeth hosted the first Test played outside England or Australia. South Africa’s final Test before isolation was played here in 1970. Today its renovated Victorian eaves ring with the equally old school sounds of a brass band.Where fans in other grounds listen to piped music, local favourites or a seamless blend of hits, those at St George’s Park are treated to the vibrant, joyous noise of the St George’s Brass Band. “Our first game was a Benson & Hedges game. Eastern Province versus Border. That was 1994 and now, years later, we’re still here,” says Africa.The first movement for the band was in 1994, when musicians from Cape Town played during a game at St George’s. Africa takes up the story: “After the game, (Eastern Province) Cricket decided they wanted a similar vibe at games. We got the nod from the late Phillip Potgieter and Malcolm van Eck. Once we got the nod, the band grew quickly and we became the St George’s Band in 1996.”The difference is the Band. The St Georges Brass Band make cricket in Port Elizabeth different and memorable. (Image: Jonathan Africa)Twenty years later, the St George’s Brass Band is a uniquely South African institution. Newlands, in Cape Town, may have the mountain as a backdrop. But Port Elizabeth has the band – and the atmosphere that makes watching cricket there different.The band puts to bed the image of Port Elizabeth as a quaint, sleepy little town. This is the city the locals know, full of people who do innovative things, who believe they can change the world and the way their city is viewed, with a loud, joyful, celebratory noise.“We have grown. We do not just play at the cricket. We’re very active in our community. We are a community organisation aiming to develop our youth through music. Everyone can take part, every gender and race is welcome to take part in our training and development programmes.”Musicians come from all over the northern suburbs of Port Elizabeth and from Zwide Township. Some split their time between the Band and the SAPS Eastern Cape Band. Some have gone on to be teachers. “We also take part in the Coon Carnival during Cape Town’s Klopse Festival. We’re part of the Heideveld Entertainers; look out for us.”The late author and legendary athlete Dr George Sheehan described sport as theatre, a space where heroes were born and memories and hopes fuelled today’s passion. Sport was, he wrote, “singularly able to give us peak experiences where we feel completely one with the world and transcend all conflicts as we finally become our own potential”.St George’s Park has given members of the band an opportunity to fulfil their potential while filling their lives with heroes. Men, and yes it is just men, who have given them memories to be passed on to their children and their children’s children are fondly recalled.Africa reels off heroes: “Yoh! We had a number of them (heroes) over the years, like Hansie ‘Jou lekka ding’ Cronje, local boy Davy Jacobs, Basher ‘Big Bash’ Walters, Makhaya (Ntini), Lonwabo (Tsotsobe), AB (de Villiers), (Hashim) Amla and JP (Duminy). The international we remember was Shane Warne. And all the West Indies players always enjoy the band.”Give me Hope Johanna was the band’s first song, a favourite still despite their diverse repertoire. The band arranges and plays selected orchestral pieces, calypso and jazz. It is a range of music that celebrates what cricket means to its members.Like cricket, music packs together a lifetime of emotions in a few strokes. Music, like cricket, allows the band to suffer and die and rise again. So it was heartbreaking when they were refused permission to play. “That was our lowest point. We were not allowed to play in 2003. During the (Cricket) World Cup. In our own backyard. We could never understand why, and the cricket administrators never felt a need to tell us.”The Warriors, their fans and the members of the band are tied together. They exist to remind cricket fans of the warmth of the region’s people and the passion they feel for their team. The band celebrates what the city already knows: Port Elizabeth is the biggest small city.Hard work, sweat and ingenuity have made the band famous beyond the boundaries of the city. Their existence, their influence have extended beyond the few hours of a game of cricket. They are, as far as Africa knows, unique in the world of cricket. “Twenty years not out, and more to come.”The Band is a community organization developing youth through music. (Image: Jonathan Africa)last_img read more

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