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Shot of the day

FINAL VOYAGE: The refloated wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise liner is towed to the Italian port of Genoa last week, ending the cruise liner's final journey to be scrapped two and a half years after it capsized at a cost of 32 lives. The once-luxury liner was dragged into Genoa's Voltri port by several tugboats, four days after leaving its wreck site off the Tuscan island of Giglio in an unprecedented salvage operation. Photo: NAMPA/AFP Read more about Shot of the day

Teenagers have a story to tell

The hunt is on for Namibia’s best storytellers!
Are you one of those teens who are often told to keep it down because you talk non-stop? If you are, and between 12 and 18 years old, you now have the chance to show off your storytelling skills and stand the chance to win big in the ‘Young Jan Spies’ category in the Okambashu Storytelling Quest. The competition was recently launched by the Gondwana Collection Namibia, Namibia Media Holdings and Bank Windhoek and aims to track down the greatest storytellers in Namibia.
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Calendar

Friday, July 25
FNCC Gallery
A Retrospective: Celebrating 25 Years of Sisterhood
Free

Turbine Room
Grande show com Elenco de Luxo
N$150 Standard
N$300 VIP
18:30

National Art Gallery of Namibia
Nikon Moments
Free
09:00-17:00

Supporters Sports Bar
Soulful Fridays
20:00

Saturday, July 26
Joe’s Beerhouse
11:00

United Sports Ground
Die Heuwels Fantasties - fundraising event
N$180
15:00 Read more about Calendar

Indonesian Film Week returns

Following the success of Indonesian Film Week last year, the embassy of the Republic of Indonesia will once again offer five days of Indonesian movie screenings at the FNCC Cinema from August 4 to 8.
Indonesian Film Week will be launched on August 4 at 17:30 at the FNCC, followed by the first movie screening at 18:30. Traditional fabrics from Indonesia will be exhibited in the gallery during the film week. For the rest of the week, movies will be screened from 18:00 at the FNCC Cinema.
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Orange Day celebrates art with a message

The Ministry of Youth, in partnership with the College of the Arts and MISA Namibia, is hosting a day of fun art and fun aimed at raising awareness of gender-based violence.
The day celebrates Orange Day, which will be observed the 25th of every month, taking its title from the official colour of the UN Secretary-General’s ‘Unite to End Violence Against Women’ campaign.
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Monotonous Desiree lacks spark

Artist: Desiree
Album Title: //Nau !A Ta Tite
Producers: Patrick Thaniseb and Standley Hamaseb
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Ma /Gaisa music is more popular than ever. Artists like Female Donkey and Lettie continue to fill halls and set stages alight with their catchy lyrics and funky dance moves. That’s why I was so excited to listen to Desiree’s ‘//Nau Ta Tite’ especially because she is a former backup singer for another Damara Punch legend, Stanley.
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Online dating: A step closer to Mr or Ms Right

Globally, online dating has become one of the most popular ways to meet a new partner and there are thousands of websites catering to people from all walks of life. Experts say it saves you from spending money on parties in search of Mr or Ms Right, as well as those tedious conversations in order to find out how compatible you are with the person. Instead, you can just sit in front of the computer and find people with similar interests.
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Fashion police

We don’t know who told young men that wearing sweatpants can be some sort of fashion statement. We’ve got news for yo: it’s not, unless you’re going to the gym or taking out your trash in the morning. Wearing them to a club or a bar is so not cool.

Lethal
Eto, what do we have here? This brown, or orange, or maroon shirt is everything that one shouldn’t be caught dead wearing. It was like he was trying to blend in with the NPL Awards background colours. Read more about Fashion police

Gossip

Blanche Khumalo and Dr Khumalo no more? Read more about Gossip

Okambashu story quest

Are you an expert storyteller or do you see yourself as a novice who has a passion for the art?
Gondwana Collection Namibia has partnered up with Bank Windhoek and Namibia Media Holdings (NMH) in search of Namibia’s greatest storyteller.
Storytelling is an age-old tradition and the only special equipment needed is a great deal of imagination and the power of listening and speaking. With this competition we hope to reignite the flame of storytelling like in the days of old. Stories are gifts we pass on to future generations and can never wear out but only be built upon.
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