Just a Moment News - 2024-06-24


Hello, everyone! This is Erika from ‘Just a Moment News’, and today, June 24, 2024, we’re diving into some of the latest headlines from around the world.

First up, let’s talk cricket. The Proteas have just secured a spot in the T20 World Cup semi-finals after a thrilling win against the West Indies. The match, played at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua, was a nail-biter, with South Africa chasing a revised target of one hundred and twenty-three runs in seventeen overs. Despite stumbling to one hundred and ten for seven, Marco Jansen hit a crucial six off the first ball of the final over, clinching the win. Tabraiz Shamsi, who took three wickets for twenty-seven runs, was named man of the match. South Africa now joins England as the semi-final qualifiers from Super Eight Group 2.

Switching gears to business, the US fitness brand F45 Training, partly owned by actor Mark Wahlberg, is planning a significant expansion in South Africa. Currently, with twelve franchises in Cape Town and Johannesburg, F45 aims to increase this number to sixty by 2029. The brand offers forty-five-minute functional fitness classes and is known for its community focus and personalized training approach.

Now, let’s talk about some marketplace chaos. Makro’s recent shift to an interim marketplace platform for third-party sellers has been fraught with issues. Since its launch on May 16, 2024, sellers have faced numerous problems including underpayments and missing product listings. Despite the frustrations, Makro has promised a fully-fledged platform by the third quarter of 2024, hoping to resolve these issues.

In a more inspiring story, endurance athlete Howard Warrington is set to complete his 200th swim from Robben Island to Blouberg this weekend. This remarkable achievement is dedicated to raising funds and awareness for the Cape of Good Hope SPCA. Warrington has already raised one hundred and forty thousand rand for the cause.

On a global scale, over one thousand temperature records were shattered this week amidst severe heatwaves affecting millions worldwide. This extreme weather has had deadly consequences, including during the Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca, where hundreds have died. Experts link these heatwaves to climate change, emphasizing the urgent need for action.

Lastly, let’s look at an innovation in energy. Rolls-Royce is developing a nuclear micro-reactor capable of generating between one and ten megawatts of energy. This compact reactor is designed for rapid deployment and could be used in remote locations, military bases, and even space missions. It’s a step towards providing sustainable energy solutions in diverse environments.

And in sports, 16-year-old Quincy Wilson has made headlines by qualifying for the 400-meter finals at the U.S. Olympic track trials, breaking records along the way. His performance has been nothing short of phenomenal, and he’s now preparing for the upcoming finals with high hopes.

That wraps up our news for today. Thanks for tuning in to ‘Just a Moment News’. I’m Erika, and we’ll be back with more updates soon. Stay informed and take care!

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