Singer debuts as a soloist

first_imgAziza Davids, from Manenberg, is gearing up for her solo career and will be performing at the Nomad Bistro and Bar, 33 Waterkant Street, Cape Town, on Wednesday December 12. Fans of Aziza Davids will be happy to learn that she will be releasing her first single, which will be followed shortly by her debut album, very soon.Although she could not give a timeline as to when it will happen, she will be celebrating her “coming out as a solo artist” with a performance on Wednesday December 12 at the Nomad Bistro and Bar, at 8pm.The powerful singer from Manenberg was introduced to the music world as a 9-year-old when she performed as part of her school choir at Downeville Primary.However, it was only after her first solo performance, when she was in Grade 7, that she realised this is what she wanted to do with her life.Being the humanitarian she is, she decided to share her skill with the younger generation, and has been teaching children visual arts, poetry writing and reading, as well as vocal training. She is the project manager for the Rosa Choir’s junior group. The choir forms part of the Cape Cultural Collective. Ms Davids’ singing career has also given her opportunities to perform beyond South African borders. In 2011, she performed in the Netherlands and in 2015, she did tribute shows in Spain for six months. Nothing beats home, however.Her singing is so versatile, that it is difficult to box it into a particular genre. “I sing anything and everything. However, jazz and rock are among my favourite kinds of music to perform,” she said.Chairperson of the Cape Cultural Collective, Mansoor Jaffer, said Ms Davids made a “major contribution” to the Rosa Choir.“She is not only a powerful lead singer, but she has also ensured the consistent participation of a group of teenagers over the years. She has kept the group of teenagers together, harnessing their energy and talent, and developing their overall skills.When the Junior Rosa Choir was formed in 2015, she recruited about half of the members. Since she became the junior choir’s project manager, the group is showing steady growth. They are starting to perform more regularly and participating in a range of social projects, such as the recent camp in Llandudno. The children played games, put on a talent contest and took part in a human rights workshop run by Molo Songololo. In addition to all of this, Ms Davids does poetry and performs as a solo artist where her star is beginning to shine brighter. “We are honoured to have Aziza as part of the Cape Cultural Collective team and look forward to be part of her ongoing and amazing journey,” Mr Jaffer said.Tickets to her show, on Wednesday December 12, at the Nomad Bistro and Bar, 33 Waterkant Street, Cape Town, are R50 each. For tickets, contact Ms Davids at 063 166 3344.last_img read more

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Farmington Hills Harrison football coach Herrington breaks career win record

first_imgIn 24 minutes @FHHarrisonFB coach John Herrington will have these many victories. #TheGOAT pic.twitter.com/FbvFoVbOAg— Mick McCabe (@MickMcCabe1) October 14, 2017 Celebration for Herrington @freepsports pic.twitter.com/J3nw0A39wU— MIPrepZone (@MIPrepZone) October 14, 2017 It’s official: Harrison High School’s John Herrington is the winningest football coach in Michigan High School Athletic Association history.The Hawks cruised to a 39-0 Homecoming win over Berkley Friday, giving the veteran coach his 431st career win.Herrington has been Harrison’s only head football coach since the school opened in 1970. Under his leadership, Hawk teams have won 13 state championships, more than any other Michigan program.Read about the game (Farmington Observer): Herrington stands alone as state’s winningest coachHere’s what happened on social media during the record-setting night: It’s official, Harrison 39-0 victory over Berkley. Herrington now the winningest (431) coach in MHSAA history. @CandGSports @OAAscores— Mike Moore (@CandGMike) October 14, 2017 FOOTBALL: As John Herrington approaches a new MHSAA record, see who makes the Harrison All-Time team https://t.co/jbsD9LVVqU pic.twitter.com/UQxGpVU2yF— MIPrepZone (@MIPrepZone) October 13, 2017 FOOTBALL: As John Herrington approaches a new MHSAA record, see who makes the Harrison All-Time team https://t.co/jbsD9LVVqU pic.twitter.com/UQxGpVU2yF— MIPrepZone (@MIPrepZone) October 13, 2017 FOOTBALL: Harrison’s John Herrington goes for the all-time coaching record Friday against Berkley — https://t.co/stx4ODDECi pic.twitter.com/YMX81ATZjX— STATE CHAMPS! (@statechampsnet) October 13, 2017 Reported by John Herrington well on his way to victory 431 with a 32-0 halftime lead against Berkeley. pic.twitter.com/LB9NqalqNN— Justin Rose (@JRoseWXYZ) October 14, 2017 Friday night lights at Harrison High. Herrington going for the record tonight. Hawk Pride! pic.twitter.com/HkXAekQuAj— Terry Kosdrosky (@TerryKoz) October 13, 2017 FOOTBALL: A look at the All-Time Harrison Team under John Herrington https://t.co/jbsD9LEk2k pic.twitter.com/guYzwGO0Rr— MIPrepZone (@MIPrepZone) October 13, 2017 admin Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Linx Technologies Introduces Embedded Surface Mount Antennas for Sub-GHz LPWA Applications

first_imgLinx Technologies, a Merlin, OR-based developer and manufacturer of antennas, has introduced the microSplatch uSP410 series of surface-mount monopole antennas for embedded Sub-1 GHz and low-power, wide-area (LPWA) applications, including LoRaWan and remote-control applications.Exhibiting a low proximity effect, the uSP410 series is an ideal solution for devices typically subject to nearby interference. The uSP410 series uses the ground-line technique to achieve outstanding performance in a compact surface-mount package, making it especially well-suited for the Internet of Things (IoT) devices, hand-held devices, and Smart Home networking. This series includes 433 MHz, 868 MHz, and 915 MHz antenna options.Tolga Latif, President and CEO of Linx Technologies said that the new uSP410 series of single-band antennas for ISM and LPWA applications adds to the SP610 and nSP250 cellular and WiFi antennas that Linx recently introduced. All these antennas enable excellent embedded surface-mount antenna performance in solutions that are subject to interferers such as the human body. The uSP410 series is available today in tape and reel packaging via Linx Technologies’ distributor and manufacturer representative networks.Click here to learn more about the microSplatch uSP410 series of surface-mount monopole antennas.last_img read more

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Serena Williams turns ankle in US Open victory

first_imgTennis Serena Williams was in pain – “acceptable” pain, her coach called it – after rolling her right ankle during the second set of a US Open victory. That was the bad news. On a day that defending men’s champion Novak Djokovic pulled out of his match because of a problematic left shoulder, the good news for Williams (pictured) as she pursues a seventh championship at Flushing Meadows and 24th Grand Slam singles title overall is that, while she reached the quarterfinals by beating No. 22 seed Petra Martic 6-3, 6-4 despite the ankle issue, No. 2 Ash Barty and No. 3 Karolina Pliskova both exited her side of the bracket Sunday. Not that Williams seemed to care all that much about being one of only three of the top 12 seeded women who will still be around Monday. ‘’I can’t afford to look at it that way. Every single match I have played, people come and they play their best. The women that I play are not generally playing at this level against other players in the locker room, so for me, I have to be the greatest, whether it’s against the second seed, the No. 1 seed, or the No. 80th player in the world,’’ said Williams, who faces No. 18 Wang Qiang next. “I have to show up or else I’m going to go home.” Williams, who turns 38 this month, appeared to be cruising along to a straightforward victory when she took an awkward step while up at the net for a volley. She tumbled to the ground and sat there, cross-legged, right in the middle of Arthur Ashe Stadium for a few moments. Williams has dealt with various health issues all season, including one that ended her stay at the Australian Open. Still, Martic thought Williams’ play might actually have improved the rest of the way. “She started going for even more, I think. She felt like maybe she couldn’t move that well anymore,’’ Martic said. Her shots were really precise. Serve was unbelievable. And when she hits those backhands and those first serves that well, it’s not easy to play against her.” Williams ended things by raising both arms after smacking an ace at 118 mph, her fastest of the afternoon, punctuating an overpowering performance that included 38 winners to Martic’s 11. ‘’I didn’t know what to expect from her ball. I knew she (hits it) hard,’’ Martic said, ‘’but until you feel it on your own racket, you just don’t know what to expect.’’ The scene Sunday brought back memories of Williams’ Australian Open quarterfinal in January against Pliskova. Williams was way ahead – holding a match point at 5-1, 40-30 in the third set – when she turned her left ankle awkwardly. From there, Williams was no longer, well, Williams, dropping every point she served the rest of the way. She failed to convert four match points in all that day, ceded six games in a row and lost 7-5 in the third. That time, Williams didn’t call for a trainer, which surprised many. Didn’t make that mistake this time. And a couple of hours later, she was walking without any apparent hitch in her step. Williams has not managed to complete a non-Slam tournament in 2019, withdrawing from each with one ailment or another, including a viral illness, a hurt left knee and, most recently, back spasms. – APlast_img read more

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Man pinned under pick-up truck

first_imgReports coming in to WLAF News are that a man fell out of a pick-up truck on Main Street at Jacksboro this evening.  Officials say the 50-year old man was temporarily pinned under the truck at around 6:18 pm.  He is being taken to the Jacksboro Middle School where he will be flown by a med chopper to a Knoxville hospital.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/30/2018-6:40PM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img

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Ausssies struggle to pay off credit cards

first_imgOne quarter of Australians struggle with credit card repayments according to the Nielsen Global Survey of Investment Attitudes which recently questioned more than 20,000 online respondents from 56 countries including more than 500 Australians. 24 per cent of Australians repay less than or the minimum credit card repayment each month and those least likely to pay credit card bills in full are in the 40-44 age group (44 per cent). Of the respondents in the 20-24 age group, only 47 per cent pay off their credit card bills in full each month, while those aged over 65 were the most diligent payers with 85 per cent paying off the card in full every four weeks. Source: The Daily Telegraph Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

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