8 Out Of 8 Questions:  10 October 2019

 

1.In 1993, Who had a hit with Can We Talk?

2.On which movie soundtrack did Phil Collin’s Groovy Kind of Love, feature?

3.In which 80’s sitcom did Jaleel White play a very popular character?

4.Who was Madonna’s male co-star in Shanghai Surprise?

5.Odd One Out – Sierra, Cortina, Firenza, Escort?

6.From which song is this line: And the sun begins to fade

7.Which football club did Ian Rush play for in the 80’s?

8.From which movie is this quote: From which movie is this line:”That wasn’t flying. That was falling with style.”

 

 

8 Out Of 8 Answers:  10 October 2019

 

1.Tevin Campbell

2.Buster

3.He played Erkel in Family Matters

4.Sean Penn

5.Firenza. All the other were Ford cars in the 80’s.

6.I wanna dance with somebody – Whitney Houston

7.Liverpool

8.Toy Story

 

 

How did you do out of 8? Want to play with your team on-air? Send me your team name and contact details to: sam@smile904.fm. I’d love to welcome you and your team to the 8 Out Of 8 Club, and you could compete for the title of 2019 Champion at the end of the year.

On the 23rd of October 2018, thousands of candidates will begin writing the 2019 NSC examinations. This year 53 395 full time candidates and 9 075 part-time candidates have registered for the examinations.

Today the MEC of Education visited Trafalgar High School where 150 NSC candidates took part in a pledge signing ceremony that shows their commitment to complying with all rules and regulations relating to the NSC exams.

Schools have been asked to conduct an assembly for all Grade 12 learners as part of their orientation and preparation for the writing of the NSC examinations. Candidates will be asked to read a pledge stating that they will uphold the principles of honesty and integrity in the examination by:

1. Complying with all the rules and regulations relevant to the National Senior Certificate examination.
2. Following the lawfully recognized instructions of the invigilator during the writing of the examination.
3. Not being influenced, in any way, to cheat in the examination by any person including the invigilator.
4. Not participating in any wrongdoing which includes, but is not limited to: copying, being in possession of unauthorised material or electronic devices (example cellphone), accepting or providing assistance to another candidate, writing on behalf of another candidate or any other unauthorised action.
5. Reporting any form of wrongdoing that I am aware of to the school principal.

All learners and their parents or guardians are also required to sign a Commitment Agreement prior to the commencement of the examinations.

The Commitment Agreement provides a detailed list of the key rules and regulations relating to the NSC examinations, as well as a list of irregularities that may occur during the writing of the examinations.

Some of the irregularities include:

· Bringing unauthorised material into the examination room (crib notes, cellphones, other electronic devices etc.)
· Copying (from another person/any other source)
· Allowing other candidates to copy from them
· Ghost writers – any other person writing on their behalf
· Accepting an answer from an invigilator or official
· Being drunk or disorderly
· Getting or distributing the question paper before the stipulated writing date and time.

The WCED has appointed 1 463 invigilators at the 466 exam centres. Part of their duties is to check whether candidates are adhering to the NSC rules and regulations.

October is a big milestone month for the team at Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company.

This month marks our 90th anniversary of operations, which started way back in 1929 when the first cable-car took visitors to the top of Table Mountain, on 4 October 1929. There have been many updates and refurbishments over the years, and in January this year we welcomed our 28 millionth visitors.

The Cableway has also been nominated in the World Travel Awards, in the “World’s Leading Tourist Attraction” category. Public voting closes next weekend (Sunday 20 October 2019) and the winners will be announced at a glittering prize giving event in November.

They need your vote! Follow this LINK to see exactly how to go about voting.

As part of their 90th anniversary celebrations during October, they are offering R90 return tickets to South African citizens wanting to visit the Mountain. You also stand the chance of winning tickets for 2 to Istanbul. All the terms and conditions are on the website, www.tablemountain.net

Watch this awesome video montage that runs through the 90 year history of the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway:

In a large-scale and highly unusual collaborative charity event, up to 40 organisations are preparing to race around the waters of Cape Town’s iconic V&A Waterfront on October 19th in optimist boats (small dinghies usually sailed by children).

The Great Optimist Race is a highlight of this year’s Cape Town International Boat Show, and will see celebrities, captains of industry and medical survivors representing a chosen charity and then racing not only to the finish line, but also to raise the most funds for their cause.

The NGO’s participating include the NSRI, Children’s Hospital Trust, CANSA, 9 Miles Project, Sharkspotters and several others.

Springbok rugby player Scarra Ntubeni will be sailing for the Newborns Trust, for which he is an ambassador. Singer Craig Lucas has chosen the Justice Desk, while Majozi will be in the Paedspal boat. Double lung transplant survivor Tanya Bothma will be raising funds for organ donation, and amputee Caleb Swanepoel will sail for the Little Optimist Trust.

The Great Optimist Race, which is the brainchild of charity campaigner Greg Bertish, aims to raise R500 000 for the various charities involved, and will also provide sailing therapy sessions for children from Reach for a Dream, 9 Miles Project and Lawhill Maritime Society during the course of the boat show.

“Not only will we be giving skills and inspiration to marginalised children, we’ll also be teaching our celebrities and survivors how to sail these tiny little boats, all in the name of charity,” says Bertish.

The Cape Town International Boat show runs from 18-20 October this year. The Great Optimist Race will also be supported by The Little Optimist’s key sponsors – Two Oceans Marine, Italtile and Ullman Sails.

Aside from this event being a heart-warming story, it promises to be visually spectacular and a perfect opportunity for cameras to capture the sights and sounds of the boat show set against the backdrop of the beautiful Table Mountain.

Hermanus is home to one of only 19 Space Weather Centres in the world. It is part of the function of the SA National Space Agency (SANSA), where I paid a visit recently. These centres are critical for monitoring solar flares that could lead to geo-storms and communication disruptions on earth.

The monitoring set-up is a geeky feast-for-the-eyes! Just have a look at the displays on these screens, while Space Weather Scientist, Teboho Nxele talks us through some of what he does, which includes space weather warnings to our military and the civil aviation industry!