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Giambattista Valli éblouit Barcelone lors de la Bridal Night

BARCELONE, Espagne, 22 avr. 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Le défilé de mode le plus exclusif de la Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week (semaine de la mode nuptiale de Barcelone) a enchanté plus de 450 invités hier soir, lesquels ont profité d’un spectacle unique dans le bâtiment historique de la Llotja de Mar. La Maison Giambattista Valli a célébré en exclusivité le lancement de sa collection nuptiale lors de la Bridal Night, la soirée de gala de l’événement organisé par Fira de Barcelona avec le soutien du ministère catalan des Entreprises et du Travail.

Les 30 créations de Giambattista Valli ont rayonné lors d’un défilé extraordinaire. Les silhouettes se sont succédé, illustrant à merveille le style nuptial contemporain de M. Valli, invitant le public à assister à la manifestation de sa vision. Cette présentation a incarné l’essence de l’individualité, le partage d’un rêve et la célébration de l’amour.

Le défilé a mis en scène 10 robes de la troisième « Love Collection », 10 silhouettes emblématiques des première et deuxième « Love Collections » et 10 créations de Haute Couture. Celles-ci ont reflété la magnificence et le savoir-faire des Ateliers, se démarquant des rituels classiques du mariage et se concentrant sur l’importance des émotions du « moment » et la joie des célébrations. Empreintes de l’esthétique idyllique et de l’excellence de la Maison, les robes de Valli ont su se distinguer par leur caractère contemporain, tant par des lignes épurées que par des volumes mémorables ou des détails surprenants inspirés par la personnalité d’un nouveau groupe imaginaire : les amis de M. Valli. La fusion du classique et du moderne séduit de nombreuses mariées à travers le monde, à la recherche d’une robe de mariée unique, dans le plus pur style Valli et fidèle à leur histoire personnelle.

Le prestigieux créateur a exprimé sa satisfaction après le défilé et a déclaré : « J’ai choisi Barcelone et la Bridal Fashion Week pour présenter ma Love Collection 3 parce que c’est un événement qui attire un public varié composé de passionnés de mode, de créateurs, d’acheteurs et de médias du monde entier, et qui m’offre une visibilité mondiale maximale ainsi que des opportunités de succès. » Il a ajouté : « En outre, l’atmosphère romantique et cosmopolite de Barcelone correspond parfaitement au thème de ma collection, qui célèbre l’amour et le romantisme. »

La Barcelona Bridal Night a réuni un public et un premier rang prestigieux, dont la it-girl, mannequin et icône internationale de la mode Olivia Palermo, la comtesse et mannequin Lara Cosima Henckel von Donnersmarck, le styliste et designer Pelayo Diaz, l’actrice Hiba Abouk, l’actrice et mannequin Blanca Romero, le mannequin Marco Llorente, l’animatrice de télévision et actrice Marta Torné, pour ne citer que quelques-unes des personnalités présentes.

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Giambattista Valli encanta Barcelona na Noite das Noivas

BARCELONA, Espanha, April 21, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — O desfile de moda mais exclusivo da Semana de Moda Nupcial de Barcelona encantou mais de 450 convidados na noite passada, que desfrutaram de um show único no edifício histórico da Llotja de Mar. A Maison Giambattista Valli comemorou com exclusividade a estreia de sua coleção nupcial na Noite das Noivas, a noite de gala do evento organizado pela Fira de Barcelona, com o apoio do Ministério de Negócios e Trabalho da Catalunha.

Em um desfile espetacular, as 30 criações de Giambattista Valli brilharam com sua luz própria. Foi o ponto culminante de silhuetas, representando uma exibição completa do conceito do Sr. Valli sobre vestidos de noiva contemporâneos, convidando o público a testemunhar de perto a manifestação de sua visão, traduzida em uma apresentação que incorpora a essência da individualidade, compartilhando um sonho, uma celebração e o amor.

O desfile de moda apresentou dez vestidos da terceira “Love Collection”, dez silhuetas icônicas da primeira e da segunda “Love Collections” e dez criações de alta costura, inspirando a grandiosidade e o savoir-faire dos Ateliês, distanciando-se dos rituais clássicos de casamento e concentrando-se no significado das emoções do “momento” e na alegria das cerimônias. Com a estética idílica e a excelência da Maison, os vestidos de Valli sobressaíram com um toque contemporâneo, seja pelas linhas limpas, pelos volumes inesquecíveis ou os detalhes inesperados, inspirados nas personalidades de um novo grupo imaginário: os amigos do Sr. Valli. Essa combinação de clássico e moderno atrai muitas noivas ao redor do mundo que buscam um vestido de noiva exclusivo, no puro estilo Valli e atrelado à sua própria história pessoal.

O conceituado estilista ficou encantado após o desfile e disse: “Escolhi Barcelona e a Semana de Moda Nupcial para a estreia da minha Love Collection 3 porque é um evento que atrai um público diversificado de entusiastas da moda, estilistas, compradores e mídia do mundo todo, além de me proporcionar o máximo de visibilidade internacional e oportunidades de sucesso”. E acrescentou: “Além disso, o clima romântico e cosmopolita de Barcelona combina perfeitamente com o tema de minha coleção, que celebra o amor e o romance“.

A Noite das Noivas de Barcelona contou com um público luxuoso e uma primeira fila que incluiu a modelo e ícone da moda internacional Olivia Palermo, a modelo e condessa Lara Cosima Henckel von Donnersmarck, o estilista e designer Pelayo Diaz, a atriz Hiba Abouk, a atriz e modelo Blanca Romero, o modelo Marco Llorente, a apresentadora de TV e atriz Marta Torné, entre outras personalidades.

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Media crucial in shaping public perception: Kaulinge


The media plays an important role in moulding public opinions and influencing both corporations and the Namibian society as a whole.

Selma Kaulinge, Communications and PR Manager at Nedbank Namibia, made this statement at the fourth annual Nedbank Women in Media conference in Windhoek on Saturday, which was themed ‘Bringing together diverse voices’.

Kaulinge stated that supporting initiatives such as Women in Media helps to develop and improve the media sector as a whole.

The conference provided an opportunity to connect with and learn from like-minded trailblazing females in Namibia’s media industry, as well as to facilitate a platform for discussing how women in the media industry deal with gender disparities in leadership, mental health, and representation.

Several speakers advocated for a shift towards inclusive storytelling that depicts women’s lives in a nuanced, safe, and representative manner, while award-winning journalist Shelleygan Petersen discussed policy gaps that endanger the safety of fema
le journalists in the newsroom and how these policies should be implemented properly.

‘Many of my colleagues have left the profession because they prioritised their mental health over their passion for the job, which should never be the case. Your mental health should not come at the expense of your title or organisation,’ Petersen stated.

Throughout the conference, emphasis was put on the need of mentorship schemes in nurturing the next generation of female media workers and ensuring their sustained success and well-being in a competitive environment.

Through collaboration and collaborative action, delegates reiterated their commitment to driving good change and moving the needle forward for gender parity in the media sector.

Sylvia Mundjindi of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung delivered a keynote address emphasising the need of the media industry ensuring safe spaces for women in the workplace.

Selma Ikela, a news editor, highlighted how to handle Namibian concerns through storytelling, while Elzita Beukes
and Eva Rakel delivered compelling lectures on entertainment as a catalyst for women’s empowerment and a worldwide view on the media landscape, respectively.

The curtain closer of the event, a panel discussion on the contribution of corporate PR to the media landscape, opened the floor to insightful ideas from experts including Hilaria Graig, Corporate Communications and Stakeholder Relations Manager at the Motor Vehicle Accident Fund, Helena Mootseng, Public and Corporate Affairs Manager at Namibia Diamond Trading Company, and Katrina Sikeni, Manager for Stakeholder Engagement at the Government Institutions Pension Fund.

This year’s Nedbank Women in Media conference provided the platform for building new networks, opening up a safe space for tackling difficult dialogues and encouraging constructive conversations.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency

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Otjiwarongo operating without five top executives


OTJIWARONGO: The Otjiwarongo Municipality will as of Friday operate without substantive strategic executives including a chief executive officer (CEO) after all its top five executives have tendered their resignations or went on early retirement.

This is according to the Otjiwarongo Municipality chairperson of the management committee, Godhardt Hoko in an interview with Nampa on Monday, who revealed that the five executives left the municipality between March 2023 and April 2024.

The five vacancies include that of the CEO, strategic executive for finance, human resources, technical and community and economic development services.

‘These executives left the municipality not because there was hostility, but for their greener pastures or to attend to other callings in their lives.

For now, the municipality has a council resolution to have a substantive CEO be recruited first, and once hired, assist the municipality in recruiting the other four strategic executives,’ said Hoko.

The position of CEO is still v
acant since the departure of Moses Matyayi who joined the City of Windhoek in a similar position as of July 2023.

Hoko explained that the town’s current acting CEO, Erickson Mwanyekange who is the strategic executive for community and economic development services has also resigned from the municipality with 26 April being his last official working day.

‘Therefore, as of Friday this week the municipality will not have a substantive top executive, which is a bad situation for its operations,’ said Hoko, adding that the municipality in March this year recommended to the line Ministry of Urban and Rural Development the name of a male candidate who attended interviews on the position of CEO, after he was shortlisted from a total 47 applicants who had applied for the top position.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency

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CDC delegation pays courtesy visit to Uerikua


OTJIWARONGO: A delegation of medical doctors working for the United States of America’s (US) Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Namibia, paid a courtesy visit to the Otjozondjupa Governor, James Uerikua on Monday morning at his office in Otjiwarongo.

The delegation was led by the US CDC Country Director in Namibia, Dr Brian Baker, together with his deputy, Dr Benjamin Monroe, as well as some chief health programme officials from the Ministry of Health and Social Services.

Baker briefed Uerikua on the purpose of the visit, saying the team is in the region to conduct some routine technical oversight checks on the programmes being supported by the Windhoek-based US CDC Nambia office.

According to Baker, most of the programmes receiving support from his office are related to Tuberculosis (TB) and HIV/Aids.

‘Our weeklong visit intends to travel to the areas of Tsumkwe, Gam and Mangetti Dune health facilities in order for us to learn from the team on the ground and then determine how best we wou
ld support them,’ said Dr Baker.

Uerikua on his part urged the delegation to consider through discussions the critical health needs of the region and the lack of ambulances at all four health administrative districts in the region.

The visit, which started on Monday, will end on Friday.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency

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Man allegedly assaulted to death over ‘witchcraft’


A 35-year-old farmer was arrested for murder at about 02h00 on Sunday at Graswerd farm in Dordabis.

In a weekend crime report issued by the Namibian Police Force, it is alleged that the suspect went to the 42-year-old victim’s room and accused him of bewitching him (the suspect).

‘It is further alleged that the suspect hit the victim with an iron bar on the head which resulted in the victim to fall down. The suspect allegedly grabbed another iron bar and brick and repeatedly hit the victim on the head until he died. The suspect allegedly tried to flee but was caught by other farm workers who called the police.’

The deceased was identified as Paulus Ndjamba and his next of kin have been informed.

Meanwhile, Jonas Tuhafeni Neonya, a member of the police’s Serious Crime Investigation Sub-Division died in a car accident on Saturday. It is alleged that Neonya was driving a silver Corolla Conquest on the main road between Okahao and Tsandi when he lost control over the vehicle, causing it to overturn. The incid
ent happened at about 21h50 at Ondelishana village in the Omusati Region.

Neonya was rushed to the Okahao State Hospital, where he was declared dead. His next of kin are informed.

In another case, a 24-year-old man was arrested on charges of kidnapping, rape and assault by threatening of a 27-year-old woman in Karibib. The incident allegedly occurred at 01h00 on Friday, about 1km from Karibib town towards the Navachab gold mine.

‘It is alleged that the suspect and the victim had met for the first time the same day at 11h00 and exchanged cellphone numbers. Later at about 22h00, the suspect phoned the victim and met at a service station where the victim entered the suspect’s car and they drove away. The suspect allegedly had sexual intercourse with the victim without consent and threatened to kill her.’

Police investigations continue in all cases.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency

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Youth voices crucial in setting policies: Nghoshi


The youth has been strongly encouraged to participate in the upcoming 2024 Presidential Elections, as their voices are crucial.

In a recent interview with Nampa, Serron Nghoshi, a youth activist and regional coordinator for the Erongo Youth Forum, emphasised the importance of youth engagement in these elections, stressing that their involvement is not just beneficial but essential for the health and progress of democracy.

Nghoshi noted that the youth’s role in shaping the future of the fast-paced world of 21st-century politics, where the dynamics of governance, society, and technology are in constant flux cannot be overstated.

‘As the country gears up for upcoming presidential elections, the spotlight turns to the younger generations, whose participation could decisively influence the direction of the country.

Globally, the youth population is sizeable, with individuals under the age of 30 constituting a significant portion of the electorate in many countries and despite their numbers and potential influe
nce, young people’s voting rates often lag behind those of older demographics,’ he lamented.

The coordinator expressed that bridging this gap is crucial, as their active participation has the power to sway election outcomes and set policy priorities, adding that young voters are directly affected by a broad range of policy issues, from education, employment, healthcare and climate change.

Additionally, he noted that the youth’s engagement in presidential elections is a powerful tool to ensure that their perspectives and needs are represented in the national agenda and politicians are more likely to address the issues that matter to young voters if they know that this demographic is paying attention and willing to hold them accountable at the ballot box.

‘There is therefore a need to make efforts to educate young people about the importance of their vote, simplify the voting process, and make politics more accessible and relevant. This can empower this demographic to play a more active role in their democra
cy,’ Nghoshi advised.

Namibia’s seventh Presidential and National Assembly elections are scheduled for the 27th of November 2024, with the electoral calendar launched on 07 March 2024 with the General Registration of Voters to take place countrywide and at Namibia Diplomatic Missions from the 03 June to 01 August 2024.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency

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Police officer in failed suicide attempt remanded in custody at Keetmanshoop


The 37-year-old police officer who allegedly set a police vehicle on fire in an attempt to commit suicide on Saturday was denied bail in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

The accused, Uakauta Japuhua, made his first court appearance before Magistrate Erich Dandu, who denied him bail and postponed the case to 18 June 2024 for further police investigations.

The magistrate advised the accused to file a formal bail application if he wished to be released on bail.

During the court hearing on Monday, Japuhua indicated that he will seek private legal representation.

The state was represented by Iyaloo Haipinge.

Japuhua faces a charge of malicious damage to property and he was remanded in custody at the Keetmanshoop police holding cell until his next court appearance.

It is alleged that the accused drove the police vehicle into the field and set it on fire with the intention to commit suicide.

The incident took place on Saturday between 04h00 and 06h00 in the Industrier residential area in the sou
thern town.

The police alleged that Japuhua was agitated when he found his girlfriend kissing another man, which caused an argument to erupt between them, the accused then opted to commit suicide

‘The member went into the vehicle, closed the doors, rolled up the windows and after he felt the heat of the flames, he got out and tried to extinguish the burning vehicle,’ said the Namibian Police Force in its crime report

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Capricorn gets IFC edge advanced green building certification


The Capricorn Corner building, which houses the Capricorn Group’s cutting-edge offices in Klein Windhoek, has received EDGE Advanced green building accreditation from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank Group’s private sector arm.

The certification, presented by EDGE certification partner, Green Business Building Certification Inc (GBCI), marks the first internationally recognised operational building to be EDGE-certified in Namibia.

This achievement also preludes this year’s World Earth Day, highlighting Capricorn Group’s progress in environmental stewardship, Ruan Bestbier, Capricorn Group Head of Sustainability on Monday said.

He said that sustainability is central to the banks’ purpose and the group’s strategic imperatives, and achieving the EDGE Advanced certification supports its commitment to integrating sustainable practices and investing with responsibility.

‘The Capricorn Corner building excels in energy efficiency and reducing our environmental footprint, and it has also
significantly enriched the surrounding communities since its inception by generating employment opportunities, driving sustainable growth, and nurturing a culture oriented towards sustainability,’ Bestbier said.

An innovation of IFC, EDGE is an online platform, a green building standard and a certification system for more than 170 countries.

EDGE was created in response to the need for a measurable solution to prove the financial case for building green and help jumpstart the mainstreaming of green buildings, he noted.

Bestbier explained that EDGE empowers building professionals to quickly and easily determine the most cost-effective ways to build green based on occupant behaviour, building type and the local climate.

‘The Capricorn Corner office building was designed according to world-class standards to be future-proof, environmentally friendly and safe to meet the current needs of employees and the future workforce.’

Source: The Namibia Press Agency

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Omaheke United, Extreme Tutorials NC triumph at Opuwo Mayoral Cup


OPUWO: Omaheke United and Opuwo-based Extreme Tutorials netball club clinched the football and netball categories of the second edition of the Opuwo Mayoral Cup on Sunday.

The tournament featured 24 football and seven netball teams, with four in the tag-of-war category and six in the Legends football division.

Speaking after the final game on Sunday, Kunene regional governor Maruis Sheya commended the tournament organisers for putting on an exceptional showpiece that went off without a hitch. Such events, he noted are important as they keep the youth together and from engaging in illegal activities while growing grassroots sports.

‘The efforts of the mayor are seen, including the impact on sports is felt on the ground, therefore let’s grow this collectively,’ he noted.

The spectators were treated to an exciting final in the netball category, with two teams from the same unit competing in the final game, where Extreme Tutorials reigned supreme after edging their counterparts Opuwo Extreme Dreamers and walk
ing away with N.dollars 10,000. The runner-up pocketed N.dollars N.dollars 5 000, Opuwo Rebels and NamWater received N.dollars 2 500 each for their efforts as semi-final losers.

The host, Opuwo Town Council (OTC) B-team, won the tag-of-war category, defeating NamWater’s B-team and went away with N.dollars 2 500, while Namwater-B received N.dollars 1000.

The semi-finalists, NamWater A and OTC A, both settled for N.dollars 800.

Ruacana Legends won the legends football category by defeating Onjose Jongua 1-0 in the final, collecting N.dollars 5000; Onjose Jongua Legends got N.dollars 2500; while Opuwo Legends and OTC equally shared N.dollars 2500 as semi-final losers.

The football category witnessed some delightful encounters in the semi-final round, notably the game between Omaheke United and Kunene Namibian Police (NamPol), in which Omaheke won 4-0 on penalties after a goalless draw in normal time.

Opuwo United failed to capitalise on their home advantage, losing to Power Boys in a 4-3 penalty shootout af
ter a 1-1 draw in regulation time.

The final saw the boys from Omaheke dominate play and put the game away in the 70th minute with a magnificent free kick to win the trophy and N.dollars 30 000. Power Boys won N.dollars 15 000 as the runner-up, while Opuwo United and Kunene NamPol lost in the semi-finals to home N.dollars 5 000.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency

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Police officer helps woman give birth along the road


RUNDU: Warrant officer, Joel Hamukoto of the Namibia Police Force (NamPol) in the Kavango West Region on Sunday morning helped a woman deliver a baby along the road near Mpungu village in the Kavango West Region.

NamPol Chief Inspector Raimbert Muronga confirmed the incident in the daily crime report on Monday that Hamukoto was driving from Namasira Police Checkpoint at Mpoto village, when he found the woman giving birth.

Muronga said the woman was looking for transport to take her to the nearest clinic.

Hamukoto was allegedly on his way to fetch water for his staff at the Namusira Police Checkpoint when he saw the pregnant woman along the road.

He then observed that the woman was ready to deliver the baby.

After assessing her condition, he then drove to Mpungu clinic to get a health professional who would further assist her as the baby’s head was already crowning.

The woman allegedly gave birth without any complications with the help of the health professional and they were both driven back to the clin
ic.

They were both admitted to the Mpungu Clinic and are now receiving the necessary medical treatment.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency

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LPM fires corrupt leaders, unlike Swapo: Swartbooi


RUNDU: The president of the Landless People’s Movement (LPM) Bernadus Swartbooi said his party fires those in leadership roles when they are involved in corrupt practices, unlike the ruling party, Swapo.

Swartbooi made these statements during a rally the party held at Ndama in Rundu on Sunday.

‘In the areas the party is governing, when any of our leaders are involved in corrupt practices, we fire them immediately. People say we are an unstable party for doing so. However, we said if we do what Swapo is doing then we are not an honest party,’ he said.

LPM will not allow corruption by its leaders whether from local or regional authorities, he said.

When leaders misbehave they are either told to improve or leave the party.

‘In LPM, if you want to be corrupt, there is another party. Go to that party,’ he stated.

Swartbooi also mentioned that since the last elections in 2020, it has put young people (20 to 35-year-olds) in leadership roles, giving them the necessary attention through training to develop them
into responsible leaders of society.

‘We have said that we cannot postpone the tomorrow for young people. We must take young people without experience and develop society with them,’ he said.

His party, he noted has also developed close relationships with traditional authorities in order to understand the issues in traditional communities.

‘LPM has changed the politics of just wanting votes and each and every ethnic group is a core principle in the party. We have to develop proper leaders that must lead society. If we send leaders into society who do not have love for the people, then they will treat some people better and others not so good,’ he said.

Loving all Namibians equally keeps a leader humble, the party leader said, adding that no leader can come to people that they do not love and serve them honestly.

‘A loving leader will have sleepless nights if his people are hungry, jobless or without housing. He or she will work hard to find solutions to these problems because he or she loves his people.
This message of love is not just for the church but it’s of humanity,’ Swartbooi said.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency