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New book Big Barrels presents nine case studies of positive African oil stories

JOHANNESBURG — As an exemplary African entrepreneur, NJ Ayuk has intimately witnessed the transformative impact of the oil and gas industry on the continent, being an active player in building countries, shaping economies and its societies. The launch of, Big Barrels: African Oil and Gas and the Quest for Prosperity (http://APO.af/1ogcte), co-written with João Marques, is long awaited; confronting the misinterpreted view that energy-rich countries undeniably suffer from and often victimized by the effects of the ‘resource curse’. The reality, the book argues, could not be further from it. Big Barrels reads in the introduction: “The evidence makes it...

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Puma upgrades World Economic Forum membership before Durban meeting

PRNewswire – Puma Energy, the globally integrated midstream and downstream distributor of BP petroleum products, announced this week it has upgraded its membership of the World Economic Forum. Puma is now a Strategic Partner Associate and next week’s 27th World Economic Forum for Africa in Durban will be the first occasion where PUMA attends in this new capacity. Puma Energy said in a statement it will now take its place among the leading regional and global companies participating on this platform. Puma is the distribution and retail arm of petroleum giant, BP. Under the theme ‘Achieving Inclusive Growth’, the...

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Second Bass Angling event slated for weekend

Von Bach Dam with this weekend host the second Bank Windhoek Bass Angling National Competition which will be between 25 baits and 35 anglers in all three categories namely ladies, men and the youth. The competition which commenced in February, saw Bank Windhoek contiuned its sponsonship to the Namibia Bass Angling Association, for the fourth year running. According to the organisors, local bass angling mainly takes place in the Von Bach close to Okahandja and Lake Oanab just outside Rehoboth. Chairman of Bass Anglers Association of Namibia said,“The sponsorship from Bank Windhoek is used to host our competitions and...

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Golf Psychology – Improve your game from your inbox – Visualisation

The 2017 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard was highlighted by a 15.5 meter eagle putt on the 16th hole by Marc Leishman. To sink a putt like that you have to read the line and visualise the speed and roll of the green. Visuaisation in golf is a technique that is crucial to your success. Visualisation has been proven to: * stimulate the muscles necessary to perform an action * program the mind and muscles prior to playing to increase confidence * control pre-round nerves and relax the body and mind * re-frame from negative to positive outcomes...

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Culinary students to host fundraising gala dinner

Silver Spoon Hospitality Academy Students from the Food and Beverage, Restaurant Management and Culinary Arts Departments will host a local themed fundraising Gala dinner with the proceeds set to benefit a Scholarship Programme for Namibian students. The Gala Dinner will take place on 23 March at the Silver Spoon Hospitality Academy premises, located at the Old Power station in Southern Industry. Taking into consideration the high unemployment rate and the costs to pursue further studies, the proceeds of the dinner will go towards offering scholarships to unemployed local students who have a passion and sincere aspiration to pursue a...

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Employee training and development and your organisations growth

Selma Simbinga; Business Support Officer at NIPAM Human resource management regards training and development as “an educational process which involves the sharpening of skills, concepts, changing of attitude and gaining more knowledge to enhance the performance of employees”. Training and development is an important element of any country’s economic development. When employee’s skills and knowledge are maintained it assists overall economic competitiveness. Employee training and development is crucial for any organisations success. As it ensures that employees skills, knowledge and abilities are updated at all times. When employees are trained, this helps boost the organisations productivity, their competence, abilities...

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Namibia lifts moratorium on new uranium exploration applications

Xinhua – The Namibian government this week announced the lifting of a 10-year moratorium on new applications for exploration licences on nuclear fuel minerals. The Ministry of Mines and Energy announced in a statement that it is withdrawing the reservation of any area in Namibia from any prospecting and mining operations in respect of nuclear fuel minerals. The ministry did not give reasons why the moratorium had been lifted. This came almost a year after the Namibian Minister of Mines and Energy Obeth Kandjoze made a submission to Cabinet requesting to approve the removal of the moratorium. The Chamber...

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Talent development candidates off to SA for proper bank induction

Monika Amukoto, Peter Amon, Abraham Ingo and Hileni Nehale are four Namibian graduates who joined FNB Namibia with stars in their eyes to follow a career in banking. The foursome left for South Africa where they will join other graduates in the group in its Young Talent Development programme. The programme, consisting of induction and training in a range of banking modalities, covers the banking environment extensively. It covers a full year with the four gradauates scheduled to return to FNB Namibia only at the end of this year. The training is done at the FirstRand headquarters in Johannesburg....

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