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Fresh tension as Israel reimposes Gaza fuel blockade

INTERNATIONAL NEWS - Israel reimposed a blockade on fuel deliveries to Gaza on Thursday citing a resurgence in kites carrying firebombs over the border and signalling a brief pause in tensions may be ending.

After two deadly military flare-ups in the Gaza Strip and a ceasefire brokered by Egypt and UN officials last month, the number of firebombs being launched over the border to burn Israeli farmland had diminished.



But Wednesday saw seven fires started by the incendiaries, and Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman later announced Israel's Kerem Shalom goods crossing with Gaza would be closed for fuel deliveries "until further notice."

"The decision was made in light of the continued terror with Molotov cocktails and the friction on the fence," Lieberman's office said, referring to months of clashes along the Gaza border between the army and Palestinian protesters.

A previous ban on fuel deliveries last month had resulted in warnings from UN officials that emergency fuel supplies were running low and the shortage was beginning to affect hospitals and water sanitation.

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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS - Due to a change in the actor’s schedule, Comic-Con attendees won’t get to meet Aquaman.

In news that will likely have nerds, geeks and cosplayers wailing and gnashing their teeth, Comic Con Africa has announced that Jason Momoa won’t be attending the event.

In a tweet sent out earlier, Comic Con Africa said that the Game Of Thrones and Aquaman star regrets he won’t be able to come to the convention due some film shoot rescheduling.



The news is something of a body blow for Comic Con Africa, since Momoa was easily the biggest draw on the convention’s line-up card.

Celebrities that are still on for the show are actors Kevin Sussman (from The Big Bang Theory and Ugly Betty) and Rick Worthy (Supernatural), Andy Diggle (comic book writer) and international cosplay star Yaya Han.

Comic Con Africa’s organisers have said that there will be ‘an additional celebrity guest’ announced soon, but whether they’ll be able to make up for Momoa’s absence is unknown at this stage.
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NATIONAL NEWS - The Department of Water and Sanitation published a report

that painted a stable picture of the water situation around the country but has emphasized that South Africa is not out of the woods just yet.

Recent rains around the country have given a glimmer of hope that the days of the water crisis might soon be over even though it is too early to consider lifting water restrictions.



Gauteng takes the top spot with dam levels almost at full capacity at 99.7%.

The figures indicate a great improvement from 2017 where levels were recorded at 90.2%. The Vaal Dam is among the water resources that has recorded the highest levels in the country at 97.6%. It is important to have the Vaal Dam at full capacity because it services Gauteng, the economic hub of the country. The dam has improved by three percent since last year.

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Minor petrol price hike in August


The wholesale price of illuminating paraffin will rise by 4 c/l, while the retail price of LPG will increase by 17 c/kg.

JOHANNESBURG - The Department of Energy has announced that the fuel price is set to rise by 1 cents a litre and diesel will cost 4 c/l less from 1 August.

The wholesale price of illuminating paraffin will rise by 4 c/l, while the retail price of LPG will increase by 17 c/kg.



The Automobile Association's Layton Beard says the increase can be attributed to the improved currency exchange rate.

“The exchange rate performances and the increase in international oil prices have resulted in this increase that we’re seeing now that’s being announced by the Department of Energy. During July, the recent weakening trade of the rand against the US dollar slowed and over the same period, international oil prices showed a slight average decrease.”

At the beginning of July, 93 octane costed 26 cents more, while 95 went up by 23 cents per litre.

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THIS IS YOUR INVITATION. - Please join us for another great "Buzz over Coffee" as we promote our Business and Products. Come and join us for a free cup of Ponto Coffee, and exhibit your product. We would very much like to meet you. PLEASE NOTE: Find lots of parking in Langenhoven St behind Jertline Printers in the old Nedbank Building.

Our Host : CHARL - 044 333 0221

Venue : PONTO GRILL and CARVERY - BUFFET RESTAURANT - 107 YORK ST GEORGE

Date : THURSDAY Morning 2nd of August 2018

Time : 09h45 for 10h00                

Dress : Working clothes.

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OUDTSHOORN NUUS - Die tiende verjaarsdag van die Klein Karoo Klassique in Oudtshoorn

OUDTSHOORN NUUS - Die tiende verjaarsdag van die Klein Karoo Klassique in Oudtshoorn word vanjaar gevier met tien uitstaande hoofuitvoerings, wat die premières van drie nuwe Suid-Afrikaanse komposisies insluit.



Die Klassique word jaarliks deur Kunste Onbeperk aangebied en vind vanjaar vanaf 9 tot 12 Augustus plaas.

Liefhebbers van klassieke musiek kan R400 spaar deur gebruik te maak van die pakketaanbod van slegs R900 vir al tien uitvoerings.

Besprekings vir die Klassique Pakket kan by Computicket gedoen word.

Klassique-feesgangers gaan die eerste wees om 'n voorsmaak te kry van MISA, 'n nuwe mis met 'n Suid-Afrikaanse invloed, en as't ware deel te word van 'n stukkie musikale geskiedenis. Die musiek word gekomponeer deur Antoni Shonken, Antjie Krog skryf die teks en Marthinus Basson behartig die regie.

Ter voorbereiding van uitvoerings landwyd in 2019 word 'n spesiale demonstrasielesing van 60 minute van die MISA aangebied. Die lesing begin met voorlesings en uittreksels deur verskeie rolspelers, onder andere deur Krog en soliste van die Kaapse Operakoor. Daarna volg 'n gesprek en 'n geleentheid vir die gehoor om vrae te vra en deel te neem.

The New Old – Die nuutheid van oudheid, spog met twee nuwe Suid-Afrikaanse komposisies, onderskeidelik van Clare Loveday en Arthur Feder, spesiaal gekomponeer vir die trio-kombinasie van klavier (Mareli Stolp), viool (Waldo Alexander) en klarinet (Morné van Heerden). Ook ingesluit in die program is onder meer Strawinski se L'Histoire du Soldat.

Die befaamde Odeion-strykkwartet span kragte saam met die pianis Albie van Schalkwyk en gehore kan uitsien na musiek uit die laat Romantiese tydperk van onder andere Leoš Janá ek en César Franck.

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First lake of liquid water is discovered on Mars




This photo obtained from the European Space Agency (ESA) on July 25, 2018, shows an artist's impression of the Mars Express spacecraft over a background based on an actual image of Mars taken by the spacecraft's high resolution stereo camera. A massive underground lake has been detected for the first time on Mars. (European Space Agency/AFP)

This photo obtained from the European Space Agency (ESA) on July 25, 2018, shows an artist's impression of the Mars Express spacecraft over a background based on an actual image of Mars taken by the spacecraft's high resolution stereo camera. A massive underground lake has been detected for the first time on Mars. (European Space Agency/AFP)


Tampa - A massive underground lake has been detected for the first time on Mars, raising the possibility that more water - and maybe even life - exists there, international astronomers said on Wednesday.

Located under a layer of Martian ice, the lake is about 20 km wide, said the report led by Italian researchers in the US journal Science.

It is the largest body of liquid water ever found on the Red Planet.

"This is a stunning result that suggests water on Mars is not a temporary trickle like previous discoveries but a persistent body of water that provides the conditions for life for extended periods of time," said Alan Duffy, an associate professor at Swinburne University in Australia, who was not involved in the study.
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This Major Discovery Just Made Colonizing Mars a Lot More Feasible

Have you heard the news? Mars has ice, and that ice is made from clean water. With this discovery we're one step closer to colonizing Mars.

Mars is now cold, barren and dry but used to be warm and wet. It was home to plenty of liquid water and lakes at least 3.6 billion years ago.

Scientists are eager to find signs of contemporary water, because such discoveries are key to unlocking the mystery of whether life ever formed on Mars in its ancient past, or if it might persist today.

Being able to access water sources could also help humans survive on a future crewed mission to Earth's neighboring planet.

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A reply to: 'What just happened in Hermanus?'




In my mind, what is happening in Hermanus is a microcosm of what is happening all over South Africa at present. The government continually punts the rhetoric that the people must get back their stolen land so that they can farm it and get rich, and restore their dignity. Possession of farming land is the key for the economic empowerment of black South Africans they so boldly claim.

What is happening in the country is however the exact opposite of this ideal. Blacks are abandoning rural farming land in their millions in the previous homelands, and migrating into urban and city environments, where they believe true economic potential can be achieved.

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Power outage: New Dawn Park




An interruption in electricity supply to a portion of New Dawn Park is planned for Tuesday 26 June.

GEORGE NEWS - An interruption in electricity supply to a portion of New Dawn Park, Pacaltsdorp, is planned for Tuesday 26 June from 09:00 to 16:30 for the purpose of doing alterations to the electrical mains.

Should circumstances prevent the work being carried out during the above mentioned period; the work will be done on Wednesday 27 June from 09:00 TO 16:30.

Consumers are warned to treat the installation as being live for the full duration as the supply may be resumed at any time within the notified period.

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