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New Era Newspaper Monday July 17, 2017

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22 SPORT Monday, July 17 2017 | NEW ERA Stay focused, Tjongarero tells athletes going to Bahamas Otniel Hembapu Windhoek The Namibia National Olympic Committee (NNOC) on Friday named the team of nine athletes that will represent the country at the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games in Nassau, Bahamas from July 19-23. The team will have representation in four of the nine sporting codes being showcased at the global youth games on the Caribbean island. The four codes are athletics, boxing, cycling and tennis. The nine athletes are Ivan Danny Geldenhuys, Natalie Louw and Albertus Smith (all athletics), Tangeni Nampadhi and Morning Ndevelo (both boxing), Charl du Plooy and Schuster Miller (both cycling) and Carlize Moolman and Schalk van Schalkwyk (both tennis). NNOC secretary-general Joan Smit will be the Chef de Mission. During the send-off ceremony on Friday in the capital, Deputy Minister of Sport, Youth and National Service Agnes Tjongarero urged the athletes to represent the country with pride and to ensure they come home with medals. She also touched on the issue of discipline, reminding the youth athletes to always be on their best behaviour when on international missions, such as the Commonwealth Youth Games, as any wrongdoing will bring their and country’s name into disrepute. “Be focused, do your best. You can do better than any other country,” Tjongarero advised them. The Commonwealth Youth Games are held every four years and this year’s competition will be the sixth edition of the Commonwealth Youth Games, which started in 2000. The games were initially due to be held in Castries, the capital of St Lucia, but St Lucia withdrew in 2015, citing financial difficulties. Canada and Scotland both offered to host the games if no other nation was willing to, but in 2016, Nassau, Bahamas was selected to host the 2017 edition. The games will be held from July 19 to 23. Photo: Contributed Going abroad… A team of nine athletes that will represent Namibia at the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games, slated for Nassau, Bahamas from 19-23 July received an official send-off on Friday. CATERING AND CONTRACTS MANAGEMENT (PTY) LTD A VACANCY EXISTS WITHIN THE COMPANY FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITION: BUSINESS MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT Job Title: Job Family: Department: Duty Station: Reporting to: Location: Due Date: 28 July 2017 Starting Date: Immediate Business Management Consultant Multidisciplinary Multiple Catering and Contracts Management Head Office Managing Director/s Various Namibian Regions Requirements: Applicants should be able to function at a high conceptual level and advise on business management principles at a senior level. The applicant should have a minimum of 5 years senior management experience as well as experience in building an organization from the ground up. Key Skillset 1. Very High analytical and conceptual skills. 2. Business establishment and understanding of core business principles. 3. Conflict resolution skills are a must, ability and experience mediating. 4. Strong Financial acumen regarding business systems 5. High Skill with computer based systems, pos systems and control infrastructure systems. 6. Ability to teach and pass on knowledge and bridge skills gap is a must. 7. Ability to operate independently and achieve business training goals. 8. Previous experience in establishment of new operations and training/management of a large staff compliment. 9. Ability to deal with and negotiate contracts at an executive management level. Basic requirements: Must be able to train senior management and communicate at a senior level Must be able to work over weekends Must be in good health Must pass medical examination Must be willing to live in a very remote location Must have an up to date understanding of modern systems and procedures. Must have exceptional computer literacy Must have superior command of the English language both written and spoken. Must be able to communicate and write in Afrikaans at a conversational level. Key responsibilities: 1. Examine and review current operational systems and develop strategies for improvement and optimisation of projects 2. Advise senior management and improve on team based communication skills 3. Adopt a senior understudy in order to upskill and bridge knowledge gaps 4. Advise and help with the implementation and development of new information technology organisation. 5. Train Staff at mid-level management on effective people management skills and upskill IT related skills. 6. Advise on tender documentation contractual and technical clauses and be able to give input based on previous experience. 7. Creativity and entrepreneurial training to develop a corporate culture of thinking outside the box. Education: • Minimum matric • Preferentially have experience starting and running a company minimum 2 year project) • Relevant tertiary business/commercial qualification and/or equivalent level of competence • Minimum 5 years’ experience in an executive management role • Knowledge of legislation applicable to the Industry • Exposure to current business psychology trends. • Operational risk management Understanding and Application • Knowledge of Company’s Operational Standards • Strong computer literacy skills preferable to have CMS understanding for ecommerce development. • Have a valid testimonial and references • Experience dealing with Tender documents and costing Skills and experience: • Must have a valid driver’s license • Strong leadership skills with sober habits • Attention to detail • Strong understanding of interpersonal relationships. • Must be able to participate in a team as a team player and lead a team. • Have a passion for food and people. • Have a passion for developing people. Competencies: Fluent in English and Afrikaans speaking with exceptional English writing skills. Operational standards: Management and Control, training education and advisory roles. Entrepreneurial Skills: Outcome Focus, Business Minded & Risk Management Interpersonal Skills: Communication, Client/customer interface & leadership, Young and Dynamic Catering and Contracts Management (Pty) Ltd is an affirmative action employer and preference will be given to previously disadvantaged Namibians who meet the above criteria. Interested person may forward a detailed CV and letter of application before the closing date to: Martin K. Mbambus The Human Resources Manager Contact Number: Tel: (063) 274 917 Fax: (063) 274 400 Email address: martin.hr@ccmnamibia.com Photo: Nampa Hard luck… Namibian sprinter Lahja Ishitile (in blue) found the going tough in her opening race at the IPC Athletics Championships underway in London. IPC championship: Ishitile stumbles at first hurdle Hesron Kapanga London Paralympic sprinter Lahja Ishitile and her guide Sydney Kamuaruuma tumbled out of the T11, 200-meter semi-finals at this year’s International Paralympic Committee World Athletics Championships, in London, last weekend. The championships are staged at the 2012 London Olympic Stadium, now known as the London Stadium. The pair finished 4th in heat two with a seasonal best time of 28.72 seconds. Ishitile suffered a slight ligament injury, but told Nampa that she will do her best in her last event of the competition yesterday. Namibia National Paralympic Committee Secretary General and coach of the team, Michael Hamukwaya, told Nampa that he was happy despite Ishitile carrying a slight injury as she managed to run a personal best time. She will now only compete in the 200 and 400-metre races at the global championships. – Nampa

Monday, July 17 2017 | NEW ERA SPORT 23 Muguruza stuns Venus to win first Wimbledon title LONDON Garbine Muguruza stormed to her first Wimbledon title and shattered Venus Williams’ history bid with a majestic 7-5, 6-0 victory in Saturday’s final. Muguruza, 23, overwhelmed Williams with a supreme display of power hitting in 77 minutes on Centre Court to become only the second Spanish woman to win Wimbledon. She finally got her hands on the Venus Rosewater Dish two years after losing to the American’s sister Serena in her maiden Wimbledon final. “The first set was tough. We both had a lot of chances. I’m glad I took mine,” Muguruza said. “Two years ago I lost in the final against Serena and she told me I would win one day. Here I am. Finally!” Venezuela-born Muguruza’s second Grand Slam title, following her French Open triumph last year, denied Williams, 37, in her attempt to become the oldest Wimbledon champion in the Open era. Back in the Wimbledon final after an eight-year absence, Williams had hoped to clinch a sixth All England Club title, nine years after she last lifted the trophy. Instead, she paid the price for a surprisingly nerve-ridden display. “Congratulations Garbine. I know how hard you work,” Williams said. “I tried my best to do the things Serena does, but I think there will be other opportunities.” With persistent drizzle blanketing the All England Club, Williams and Muguruza were competing in the first Wimbledon final to begin under the roof, watched by a sell-out crowd, including Hollywood actress Hilary Swank. Fortified by a cross-court winner to bring up break point at 3-2, Williams looked poised to seize control, but instead a tame forehand into the net to let Muguruza off the hook. It was the first of a series of vital escapes for Muguruza, who was matching Venus blow for blow in a series of bruising baseline rallies. Gifted two set point at 4-5, Venus couldn’t deliver the knockout blow and Muguruza over-powered her in a gripping rally to save the first before scrambling out of trouble on the second. Muguruza had the momentum now, her piercing ground-strokes gradually moving Williams into enough awkward areas to land the crucial first break at 5-5. Williams was rattled by Muguruza’s barrage, fatally allowing the Spaniard’s lob to drop in and present her with set points that she gleefully gobbled up. Muguruza was just six years old when Venus first won Wimbledon and the 23-year-old’s third major final appearance was dwarfed by Williams’ 16 Grand Slam title matches. But in all those finals, only Serena had produced the lethal power and poise Muguruza was showing and suddenly Williams was beginning to look her age. Still reeling from the shock of losing the first set, she served up a limp double fault on break point to hand Muguruza the lead at the start of the second set. Williams was shattered and Muguruza went for the kill so ruthlessly that in the blink of an eye she had broken twice more to take a 5-0 lead. Muguruza had spoken eloquently this week of etching her name onto the Wimbledon honours board alongside Venus, Serena and the other All England Club icons. It took one last blizzard of thunderous winners to ensure her dream would come true. – Nampa/AFP Photo: Nampa/AFP Surprise winner… Garbine Muguruza at the end of Saturday’s Wimbledon final. Photo: Nampa Racing ahead… Namibia’s Olympic medalist, sprinter Ananias Shikongo (left), and his guide Even Tjiviju on the way to winning their silver medal at the IPC World Athletics Championships in London on Saturday evening. Shikongo claims silver at IPC World Champs Hesron Kapanga London Paralympic sprinter Ananias Shikongo and his guide Even Tjiviju claimed the first medal for Team Namibia at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Athletics Championships (IPC) underway in London on Saturday night. The pair won silver in the men’s T11, 100 meters after crossing the finishing line behind reigning world champion David Brown of the United States (USA) and his guide Jerome Avery, clocking 11.20 seconds. The Namibian was slow to get out of the blocks, but still managed to claim a personal best of 11.33 seconds to secure his first medal at the prestigious gathering. Speaking to Nampa after his race, an excited Shikongo said he almost fell when he left the starting blocks, but managed to compose himself, adding that there is still some hard work ahead. He expressed the hope to do better in the next race. “I will continue working hard because the competition is getting tougher but my favourite race is still to come, the 200 metres on Thursday, with the heats before the finals on Friday,” he delighted. His equally confident guide Tjiviju said he was proud to have won a medal despite the slow start. “I could not see us winning a medal by 50-metres out of the blocks, but we pulled ourselves together with just 40m left and managed to claim a silver medal. I’m not fit like when we competed in Rio but I know we will do better in the 200-metres”. Shikongo added that he would not be worried about winning a medal in the 400m heats last night. “I will just use the 400-metre race as fitness for the 200m, because I want to keep my body active, but if I qualify for the final, I will be happy to challenge for a medal.” So far, Team Namibia has won one medal, but the tally is expected to shoot up with four athletes at this year’s games. Apart from Shikongo, the trio of Johannes Nambala, Lahja Ishitile and Eino Mushila completes the list, alongside guides Tjiviju and Sydney Kamuaruuma. The international multisport event involves athletes with a range of physical disabilities as well as those with intellectual disabilities and is governed by the IPC. – Nampa

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