Just a Moment News - 2024-06-10


Hello, and welcome to ‘Just a Moment News’. I’m your host, Erika, bringing you some of today’s intriguing news stories this June 10, 2024.

First up, let’s talk about Johannesburg, where City Power has announced some significant measures to curb electricity use amid critical levels. Starting today, they’re implementing ripple relay systems to cut power to geysers in threatened areas, intensifying operations to disconnect illegal connections, and introducing load reduction at high-consumption substations. This includes 2.5-hour power cuts during peak hours in over 80 areas, organized into six blocks, to prevent overloading and potential equipment damage.

Moving to sports, Gerda Steyn has once again made headlines by setting a new record at the Comrades Marathon. She completed the 85.91 km Up Run in five hours, forty-nine minutes, and forty-six seconds, beating her previous 2019 record by nearly ten minutes. This victory marks her third win at the Comrades Marathon. In the men’s race, Dutch runner Piet Wiersma emerged victorious, becoming the first non-South African winner since 2011.

In golf, Ernie Els clinched a victory at the American Family Insurance Championship in Madison, Wisconsin. He won after his competitor, Steve Stricker, missed a crucial putt on the first playoff hole. This marks Els’ fifth victory on the PGA TOUR Champions. Stricker, despite the setback, acknowledged Els’ strong performance.

In Formula 1, Max Verstappen secured his sixth win of the season at the Canadian Grand Prix. Despite the competitive field, Verstappen’s skillful navigation and strategic decisions by the Red Bull team played a crucial role in his victory. His competitors, including McLaren and Mercedes, faced challenges that hindered their chances of winning.

Now, let’s talk technology with Google’s Green Light project, which is tackling the inefficiencies of traffic light systems in fourteen cities. By optimizing traffic light timing using data from connected vehicles and navigation apps, this project aims to reduce stop-and-go traffic by thirty percent, demonstrating significant improvements in traffic flow and environmental benefits.

In the entertainment world, Will Smith’s ‘Bad Boys 4’ made a spectacular debut, earning fifty-six million dollars in the U.S. and one hundred and four point six million dollars globally during its opening weekend. This marks a strong comeback for Smith, reuniting him with Martin Lawrence for another action-packed installment of the franchise.

Lastly, the Miss AI contest is making waves as the first beauty pageant for AI-generated models. Organized by Fanvue as part of the World AI Creator Awards, this competition celebrates the creativity and technical skill behind digital influencer personas, with prizes totaling over twenty thousand dollars for the top three winners.

That wraps up our news for today. Thanks for tuning in to ‘Just a Moment News’. I’m Erika, and we’ll catch up on more stories soon. Have a great day!

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