Cornubia development: first 480 houses

first_img13 September 2013Phase 1A of the government’s multi-billion rand Cornubia development north of Durban was launched on Friday, with eThekwini mayor James Nxumalo announcing that 482 housing units were ready for occupation.The units consist of two bedrooms, a lounge, a kitchen and ablution facilities – a far cry from the usual one-bedroom RDP starter homes.Speaking to the media during a tour of the completed houses, Nxumalo said phase 1A had cost close to R100-million for the houses and related infrastructure.He said phase 1B was due to begin before the end of this year. This phase will yield an additional 2 221 housing units at an additional cost of R500-million. The uptake on the business development had reached 80 percent, he said, and construction was under way.Initially a joint venture between the eThekwini Metro Municipality and Tongaat Hulett, the Cornubia development has since been adopted by the Cabinet as a national priority project, bringing all spheres of government in as official partners in the development.Cornubia is a mixed-use, mixed-income, 1 200-hectare development, with 80 hectares earmarked for industrial development and the rest for commercial, housing and other social and public facilities, including schools, creches, clinics, multi-purpose halls, police stations and post offices.It is strategically located between Durban’s wealthier Mt Edgecombe and Umhlanga areas and disadvantaged areas north of the city such as Inanda, Ntuzuma, KwaMashu, Phoenix, Ottawa and Waterloo.Situated some 15 kilometres south of the new King Shaka International Airport, Cornubia will see 23 000 new homes being built over the next 10 years, 15 000 for subsidised housing and the balance for a wide range of affordability levels.“The first 250 people are already allocated houses,” Nxumalo said on Friday. “We expect all new owners to move in by November/December this year – depending on the finalisation of connecting the new housing units to the electrical grid and water reticulation system. We expect these to be completed by October.”eThekwini head of human settlements and infrastructure, Nigel Gumede, said the city’s priority was to resettle people who were currently in transit camps.However, he added: “We want the new owners to treat these housing units as their homes, not as an informal settlement. We will ensure that the right people are allocated houses and monitor compliance. Thereafter, no one is allowed to sublet or sell the housing unit, as it belongs to the government.”Source: read more

The board of Brand South Africa pay respect to Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

first_imgJohannesburg, Monday 9 December 2013 – Brand South Africa board members today visited the family of former President Mandela in Houghton, to express their support following the passing of Tata Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.Speaking from Houghton Johannesburg, Brand South Africa Chairperson Chichi Maponya Chairperson said, “We must remember the great work that Tata Madiba has done for South Africa. It is our duty as citizens to play our part through living his legacy by our positive actions. Madiba was a great, fearless and compassionate leader whose resilience and charisma made an impact on millions throughout his life.”“He cannot be replaced in person but his legacy of selfless and principled dedication to equality and justice lives on in South Africa. We stand together with the millions of fellow South Africans and friends around the world as we use this time to reflect and recommit ourselves to the values and practices he stood for.”“This is a trying time for the nation, the world and especially the Mandela family. As we pay our last respects to our former president, we also express our deepest gratitude to the Mandela family for allowing us the opportunity and sharing with us as the Nation their greatest jewel,” concluded Ms Maponya.Note to editors Text of President Zuma’s official statement on the passing of Former President Nelson Mandela: Official dedicated Mandela website: About Brand South AfricaBrand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa, with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation, in order to improve its global competitiveness abroad. Its aim is also to build pride and patriotism among South Africans, in order to contribute to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship. Further resources from Brand South AfricaMedia are invited to visit for further resources which can be reproduced without any copyright infringement.  Kindly attribute to Brand South Africa. Follow Brand South Africa@Brand_SA ( Tell us how you Play Your Part   For more information or to set up interviews, please contact:Arahna SinghBrand South Africa CommunicationsTel: +27 11 712 5061 Mobile: +27 (0) 82 491 2332Email: arahnas@brandsouthafrica.comVisit:   www.brandsouthafrica.comEndslast_img read more

“Extreme Makeover” Gets ORNL Help

first_imgABC TV’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” has attracted a fair number of celebrity supporters and cameos, in addition to the skill, enthusiasm, and energy of the local builders, designers, craftspeople, and suppliers who do the actual building, designing, and supplying. And with the airing of this Sunday’s episode of the show, we can add Oak Ridge National Laboratory researcher Jeff Christian, Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, and Education Secretary Arne Duncan to the list of big shots who have put time into “Makeover” builds.Christian had traveled to Washington, D.C., to provide technical assistance to the team of designers and builders working on the two projects – makeovers of a home and a community center – profiled in Sunday’s two-hour episode. Both projects feature energy efficient construction.“I offered suggestions to the segment director and to the builders in an effort to achieve as near zero energy design as we could,” Christian, a researcher in ORNL’s Energy and Transportation Science Division, said in a Department of Energy press release.Off camera, Christian also briefed Chu, Solis, and Duncan about the technologies used in the construction of the buildings, and the three were later filmed touring the sites, which, based on the preview clips streaming on the “Makeover” website, appear to be located in Hyattsville, Maryland. Screenwriter/director Tyler Perry also is featured prominently on camera in this episode.No word yet on whether tour by the three secretaries made it into the final edit.last_img read more

Isaiah Austin arrives in Manila, ready to get to work for Gilas

first_imgRobredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I’m here. Ready to get to work. Thank you all the fans for the endless love and support that I’ve received already,” Austin wrote.The 7-foot-1 center, who last played in the Chinese National Basketball League for the Guangxi Rhinos, is also being considered as a candidate for naturalization.Austin is one of two Gilas imports in the tournament, featuring top club teams in Asia including the defending champions Xinjiang Flying Tigers led by Andray Blatche.Gilas, which will be under the banner of Chooks-to-Go, also tapped University of the Philippines’ Bright Akhetie as its other reinforcement.The 23-year-old Austin has an inspiring story to tell. He declared for the 2014 NBA Draft after playing two years in college.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul PVL men’s: Ateneo gets third straight win, FEU claims solo second He was a highly-touted prospect until he was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, which is an inherited disorder that affects the body’s connective tissue, that nearly ended his basketball career.Austin was given the go-signal to continue playing basketball in 2016 and is now on a path to reintroduce himself who he once was on the court.In college, he was a member of the Big 12 All-Defensive Team in 2014 and an All-Rookie Team in 2013.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Guess who’s in the house? @IsaiahAustin #zeke— Chot Reyes (@coachot) September 12, 2017Isaiah Austin is ready to lead Gilas Pilipinas’ campaign in the Fiba Asia Champions Cup in Chenzhou, China.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingAustin, a former star out of Baylor University, arrived in Manila late Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENT He wasted no time in thanking Filipino fans on his Twitter account for greeting him with a warm welcome upon his arrival.center_img MOST READ LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View commentslast_img read more


first_imgRED CARPET ACCESSIf you want to see your screaming face in the background of every paparazzi photo then the iHeartRadio MMVAs red carpet is the place to be. Fans 14 years and older can line up at the northwest corner of Richmond and John Street at 12 p.m. ET on August 26 to fill the bleachers that line the red carpet. You never know, you might come home with a few selfies smiling alongside your favourite celebrityThe bleachers are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so you’ll want to be there at noon sharp. While wristbands aren’t a requirement, keep in mind there are no “in and out” privileges for the red carpet audience. Advertisement Advertisement The presenters are, naturally, A-list, and the performances will be equally groundbreaking. It’s safe to say this party will be epic. Here’s everything you need to know about—and how you can be a part of—the 2018 iHeartRadio MMVAs.WHEN AND WHEREThe 2018 iHeartRadio MMVAs are happening Sunday, August 26 at 9/7MT. The annual awards show will see Toronto’s Queen Street shut down for the occasion with the main stage taking over the entire parking lot at 299 Queen Street West. And here are all the things you can watch, plus where to watch them.7:30-8 p.m. ET ● iHeartRadio MMVA Red Carpet,, CTV YouTube, Much YouTube8-9 p.m. ET ● iHeartRadio Red CarpetMTV, Much,,, CTV YouTube, Much YouTube9-11 p.m. ET ● iHeartRadio MMVAsCTV, MTV, Much,,, CTV GO, CTV YouTube, Much YouTube7-8:30 p.m. ET ● MTV Fora Fashion Feed From the Red CarpetFacebook, MTV Fora YouTube, WHO’S PERFORMINGThe iHeartRadio MMVAs always have the most iconic performers lined up for the show and this year’s talent is no different.Canadian singer-songwriter Alessia Cara, heartthrob Shawn Mendes, Halsey, 5 Seconds of Summer, pop superstar Meghan Trainor, rapper Kris Wu, and electronic DJ Marshmello featuring Anne-Marie will all be taking the stage at the biggest party of the year. Also in attendance will be boy band 98 Degrees, elctro-pop singer bülow, and Best New Canadian Artist nominees The Beaches. Making their iHeartRadio MMVAs debut are pop superstar Bebe Rexha and Canadian country singer Brett Kissel. There are so many ways to enjoy the iHeartRadio MMVAs and if you can’t make it to the show in person, you can tune-in to the annual awards show from the best seat in the house—your own couch!Catch the 2018 iHeartRadio MMVAs Sunday, August 26 at 9/7MT on CTV. Login/Register With: Twitter WHO ELSE WILL BE THEREIn addition to some of the music industry’s biggest artists, the 2018 iHeartRadio MMVAs  features a dazzling lineup of celebrity presenters.This year’s presenters currently include Tyra Banks, Derek Hough, Jersey Shore’s Jenni ‘JWOWW’ Farley, Prince Michael Jackson, and Star Trek: Discovery’s Sonequa Martin-Green. Skiier and Olympic silver medalist Gus Kenworthy will be there, fashion designer and Very Cavallari star Kristin Cavallari will take the stage, as well as Arrow actor Colton Haynes. Love, Simon and X-Men actor Alexandra Shipp, Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross, plus This Is Us star Chrissy Metz are all set to present awards at this year’s show.center_img WRISTBANDSThe iHeartRadio MMVAs is a party you don’t want to miss. Fans who registered for a wristband online by the August 2 deadline will get to enjoy easy access to all of the stars walking the red carpet as well as the chart-topping performances happening on the main stage.For those who didn’t make the wristband deadline, fear not. There are other ways to avoid the FOMO and get in on the iHeartRadio MMVAs action like being apart of either the red carpet or Queen Street audience or by winning your way in. WIN YOUR WAY INDidn’t get a chance to get a wristband? No problem. Coca-Cola and Virgin Mobile both have ways you can enter to win an exclusive VIP experience to this year’s iHeartRadio MMVAs with contests they’ve set up just for the fans.Much Creator Mike Rizzi has all the details you need on how to be a part of the summer’s biggest block party: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment QUEEN STREET AUDIENCEAt the iHeartRadio MMVAs, the audience is the priority. For those looking to get an up close view of their favourite presenters or to see some of the music industry’s biggest artists, fans of all ages can line up at the northwest corner of Queen and John Streets starting at 12 p.m. ET on August 26 to get a coveted spot in the audience. The Queen Street audience will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, no wristband needed. Facebook The 2018 iHeartRadio MMVAs are coming to celebrate the end of summer with the hottest night in music and entertainment. For nearly 30 years, the industry’s biggest stars have descended onto the streets of Toronto for the annual awards show, including memorable performances from Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Drake, Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, and many more.This year’s show is set to be one of the most impressive yet, with new awards categories, superstar talent, a performance lineup featuring the biggest artists in music today, as well as an exciting roster of musicians that are about to break. That’s right, you saw them here first.Internet-famed rapper and actress Awkwafina will host this year’s event, alongside etalk host and former Much VJ, Tyrone Edwards. Holding it down before the awards kick off is Chloe Wilde and Patrick Langlois, who are returning to cover the red carpet.last_img read more

Government approves emergency money for hurricane repairs

first_img Taller buildings for Grace Bay to Turtle Cove approved at Cabinet Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:approved, contingency funds, hurricane repairs Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 09 Oct 2015 – Contingency funds have been authorized for release by the Cabinet of the Turks and Caicos in the aftermath of Hurricane Joaquin. Public Works Department presented a damage report on Thursday and money has been approved to carry out emergency works to repair and stabilise the damaged Front Street area of Grand Turk as well as to enable clean up works in other areas of TCI which were most badly affected as a result of the storm.last_img

Wilmington Police To Offer Citizen CPR Course On December 78

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Police Department is offering a Citizen CPR course on Friday, December 7, 2018, from 6pm to 8pm, and Saturday, December 8, 2018, from 10am to noon, at the Wilmington Public Safety Building (1 Adelaide Street). Attendance at BOTH classes is required.The course is taught by certified instructors from the Wilmington Police Department. The Family & Friends CPR Course teaches the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only CPR, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR and relief of choking in an adult, child or infant. Skills are taught in a dynamic group environment by using the American Heart Association’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible.Family & Friends CPR is for people who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card in CPR for their job. This course is ideal for schools and students, new parents, grandparents, babysitters and others interested in learning how to save a lifeThese classes are open to anyone who lives or works in Wilmington and are free of charge. Spouses, parents, babysitters and anyone interested in learning a new skill and meeting new friends are encouraged to apply.There is some minor physical activity required for the course, such as kneeling on the floor and practicing skills learned in the class on manikins.Due to the extreme popularity that this course has enjoyed, the application periods are open for just short periods of time prior to each course.This course is sanctioned by the American Heart Association.Register HERE to sign up for the course.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the Wilmington Police Department.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Police To Offer Free Citizen CPR Class On December 9In “Citizen CPR Class”10 Things To Do In Wilmington Today (December 9, 2015)In “5 Things To Do Today”Wilmington Police & Fire Chiefs Recognize The Officers & Citizens Who Responded To The Silver Lake TragedyIn “Government”last_img read more

Who is Noel Tata Ratans halfbrother joins Tata Trusts board sparking successor

first_imgNoel Tata joins Tata Trusts boardDIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty ImagesIn a move that has created quite a buzz in the industry, Tata Trusts has appointed Ratan Tata’s half-brother Noel Tata on the board. Noel’s entry into the board of Tata Trusts, which controls the Tata Group, has now sparked speculations on if he could be the successor to the current chairman.Rumours of Noel being inducted into the board have been going on for a while and the Economic Times had earlier reported that NA Soonawala, who is known to be close to Ratan, also supported the idea of bringing Noel on board. It is believed that this is the company’s way of ensuring that control of the company remains within the Tata family.Speaking of Noel’s appointment, a senior executive in the company said that this was one of the several appointments that would happen in “due course.” “These are the individuals that the Trusts expect to benefit from, thanks to their vast experience,” ET quoted the executive as saying.With this, Noel is the third brother to be a part of the board. Ratan’s younger brother Jimmy has been a trustee for almost 30 years now.Who is Noel Tata? Noel Naval Tata is an Indian businessman, who serves as the chairman of the Tata Investment Corporation and Trent Limited. He is also the managing director of Tata International.Born in 1957, Noel is the son of Naval Tata and Simone Tata and is the half-brother of Ratan and Jimmy.He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Sussex, after which he went to the INSEAD business school in France.He started off at Tata International, which offered Tata Group’s products and services in foreign countries.In 1999, he was appointed as the managing director of Trent Ltd, an arm of the Tata Group that was started by his mother.After the Tata Group acquired Lilewoods International — changing its name to Westside — Noel is credited with turning the brand into a profitable venture.In 2003, Noel also took over as the director of Titan Industries and Voltas and experts believed that he was being groomed to succeed Ratan as the head of the group.He is married to Aloo Mistry, the daughter of Palonji Mistry.While the Tata Group announced the appointment of Noel, it also said that R Venkataramanan had resigned as the managing trustee of the group. In a press release that came out late on Wednesday, February 13, the group said that it had “regretfully accepted” Venkataramanan resignation and that he would be relieved from his duties on March 31.Venkataramanan has been on the tax radar over his income and investigating agencies are known to have been probing allegations that AirAsia India tried to bribe government officials for a few policy changes, which would in turn give the airline an edge over the others. The Enforcement Directorate has also filed a money laundering case against AirAsia India for the same.last_img read more

Report Median Income for Black DC Residents Drops

first_imgThe U.S. Census Bureau released a vital, and troubling, examination of the nation’s economy, using new statistics on income, poverty, health insurance and more than 40 other areas through the agency’s American Community Survey.  Of gravest concern, according to the Census report, was the sharp decrease in income and increase in poverty among Blacks. There was a $5,000 drop in income among Blacks in D.C. alone.“The American Community Survey allows us to track incremental changes across our nation on how the nation’s people live and work, year-to-year,” Census Bureau Social, Economic, and Housing Statistics Division Chief David Waddington said in a statement. “It’s our country’s only source of small area estimates for social and demographic characteristics. These estimates help people, businesses and governments throughout the country better understand the needs of their populations, the markets in which they operate and the challenges and opportunities they face.”But what does it mean for the District, when, in addition to losses in property, educational gains and businesses, there also exists a financial shift among the same population?“We are seeing, even among well-paid Black families – a struggle to make ends meet.  This means that with less disposable income, more Blacks are spending less, saving less, and therefore, not as fluid financially as they were just a year before,” Howard University business administration graduate, Sharif Muhammad, told the AFRO.  “This may be the result of skyrocketing housing in the area, or even a slowed job market, which means that we simply have to adapt and curve spending to keep afloat.”The D.C. median income from 2015 to 2016—dropped from $76,233 to $75,506—though increases were tracked in other urban areas.  Citing growing racial inequities between White families and those of Blacks and Latinos in D.C., the report shows that even as White families show a median income of more than $120,000, Blacks showed a median income of only $38,000.“I put little stock into these types of reports,” Ward 8 resident Briana Michaels told the AFRO.  “This report makes it look like Black people are stupid about their money and hint at racial inequalities, but refuse to report on the systemic racism in hiring, education, housing, and banking that will keep these numbers moving in decline.  How do you under-educate people so they can only get hourly jobs and then force them to pay thousands of dollars a month in rent that you know they don’t have?”Poverty rates in the District are set by the rate of $19,000 a year for a three-person household—accounting for nearly 28 percent of the city’s population – most of whom are Black, according to the D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute.last_img read more