September 14 to 20 2014 THE STANDARD STYLE / ARTS / CELEB NEWS 29 SK WESTGATE THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY 7-9 PGV ˛ Ç Daily: 10:00,12:30,15:00,17:30,20:00 TAMMY 16L Daily: 10:00,12:30,15:00,17:30,20:00 LUCY 16V Fri: 17:30,20:00,10:00,12:30,15:00 Sat-Thu: 10:00,12:30,15:00,17:30,20:00 HERCULES - 3D 13V Daily: 10:00,20:00 SHOWTIMES FROM FRI 5 SEPTEMBER TO THU 11 SEPTEMBER Ç Ç Ç GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - 3D 10-12PGV Ç Daily: 12:30,15:00,17:00 NOW SHOWING AT STER-KINEKOR NEW RELEASE- NO COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS (*) FOR ONE WEEK FROM DATE OF RELEASE. WESTGATE SHOPPING COMPLEX CORNER LORRAINE DRIVE & LOMAGUNDI ROAD CONTACT 04332253/ 0772696791. TICKET PRICES STANDARD $5; 3D $6, HALF PRICE MONDAY TO THURSDAY FOR ALL MOVIES AND SHOWS REUSABLE 3D GLASSES $1, STANDARD LOVENEST $8 AND 3D LOVENEST $10. ALL 10AM SHOWS ARE WITH PRIOR ARRANGEMENT WITH MANAGEMENT. 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Joan Rivers’ funeral Joan Rivers’ funeral was held Sunday morning at Temple Emanu-El on the Upper East side of New York City, and the tribute was one fit for a legend. Howard Stern delivered the eulogy and it was attended by everyone from Hugh Jackman to Diane Sawyer. Rivers died last week at 81. The New York City Gay Men’s Chorus sang “Hey Big Spender” and Audra McDonald performed a rendition of “Smile” in tribute to the comedian. A program for the funeral featured three of Rivers’ most famous comedic lines—”Can we talk?”, ‘’Who are you wearing?”, and “Because I’m a funny person.”—the AP reports. The funeral was attended by people in fashion, entertainment, and media alike. From the AP: A legion of notables turned out to remember Rivers, who died Thursday at 81: comedians Kathy Griffin, Rosie O’Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg; colleague and friend Kelly Osbourne; Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick; and celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz. Theater stars Bernadette Peters, Alan Cumming and Tommy Tune were there. Record producer Clive Davis was, too. Fashion designers Carolina Herrera and Michael Kors were in attendance. Stars from TV such as Barbara Walters, Geraldo Rivera, Diane Sawyer, Kathie Lee, Hoda Kotb and Andy Cohen. Late night band leader Paul Shaffer. And moguls Barry Diller, Donald Trump and Steve Forbes. Rivers’s own funeral wishes, which she enumerated in her memoir I Hate Everyone . . . Starting With Me, were printed in the funeral program book and included such memorable requests as “Meryl Streep crying, in five different accents.” - gawker.com FOOD NETWORK (DStv Channel 175) DStv September 2014 Schedules Street Eats (Season 1): Food is one of the top reasons why people like to travel. The best place to find the most authentic local food scenes around the world is right on the streets! There is no better place to rub elbows with the locals and grab a bite that’s fast, inexpensive and translates the culture. In some countries, street food represents a melting pot of traditions. Street Eats travels to Latin America, Africa, The Middle East, Asia, the United States and Europe to bring this experience to viewers who may never get the chance to taste it for themselves. Tune in from 22 September and watch it on weekdays at 07:40 and 11:00 CAT. Recipes that Rock (Season 2): Alex James is bass player in the British rock band, Blur. He’s also a writer, farmer, father and cheesemaker. Chef Matt Stone has hip restaurants in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney. Matt has full sleeve tattoos, a skateboard and an attitude to match, he rocks too. In this series of Recipes That Rock, there’s fun and adventure in the Great Southern, searching out the best of the best foods that producers grow, harvest, hatch and catch. Series 2 opens with succulent oysters in Oyster Harbour, Albany, and a merry visit to the local whisky distillery. In later episodes, the inquisitive duo discover a unique way of farming chickens for eggs, learn about the worldwide delicacy Abalone, and close the series with a huge party celebrating all of the produce they’ve discovered and wonderful characters they’ve met in this magnificent part of the world. Watch from Sunday 8 September at 09:20 and 13:55 CAT. TLC ENTERTAINMENT (DStv Channel 172) Breaking the Faith (Premiere): This series shares the story of eight young men and women who are trying to build a new life outside of the Mormon church. The young men, known as ‘lost boys’, are cast-out from their homes and not welcomed back, while the women are intent on escaping the controlling ways of the community – including arranged marriage and a life of complete submission – and are hoping for a better life on the outside. For this group, being faced with making life-altering choices in their effort to win their freedom comes with the fear of the consequences that may come for leaving the compound forever. From Tuesday 16 September at 20:55 CAT. Here Comes Honey Boo Boo (Premiere): After the rip-roaring success of the first series, Honey Boo Boo returns with her family for more mishaps, joviality and raucous redneck fun. In this series, birthday girl June’s spirits are sagging as she copes with an empty nest after Anna and Kaitlyn decide to move out. Finally, without Anna and Kaitlyn around, the family spends very little time together. Alana hopes the family’s love for food will reunite them - but just as with family game night and pottery painting, her efforts fall short. From Wednesday 24 September at 20:00 CAT. My Naked Secret (Premiere): Follow the personal stories of 10 more people as they begin to overcome the body issues that are ruining their lives. In each episode an individual with a medical condition or physical abnormality that is causing them great shame and untold misery embarks on a transformative and poignant journey in search of acceptance. They then begin treatment for their condition in a bid to finally have a body they love. But will this enable them to come to terms with their anxieties? Find out from Friday 26 September at 20:55 CAT. Oprah Prime: Pharrell Williams: Oprah meets up with seven-time Grammy® winner Pharrell Williams, one of the most innovative and sought-after artists in the music industry today. On the heels of his number one hit “Happy,” a single off the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack, for which he received an Oscar® nomination, Oprah and Pharrell discuss his critically acclaimed album G I R L and his rise to fame. Plus, Pharrell shares how his creative vision has propelled him to music stardom. They also discuss his recent marriage to Helen Lasichanh and fatherhood. Airs on Thursday 11 September at 20:00 CAT. Oprah’s Masterclass: Justin Timberlake: The brand new season kicks off with one of this generation’s most celebrated entertainers, multiple Grammy and Emmy award-winning musician and actor Justin Timberlake. Sharing never-before-told stories about his youth and his musical influences, Justin imparts his most valuable life lessons yet, including how to find your voice, how to break the mould and how to hold on to your ambition. Watch it on Thursday 25 September at 20:00 CAT. Oprah’s Masterclass: Oprah Winfrey (Part 1&2): In Part 1 of an intimate conversation, Oprah opens up about her tumultuous childhood and adolescence and the lessons she still carries with her today. She tells littleknown stories about her early days in television, including how losing her hair helped her gain a new sense of self. What guides her and drives her to do her best? In Part 2, she reflects on her experience getting cast in The Color Purple and the cultural phenomenon of The Oprah Winfrey Show. She opens up about her private life, and what she feels her true calling was meant to be. Revealing and deeply personal, Oprah offers new insights on how we all can become masters of our lives. Watch it on Thursday 04 September at 20:55 CAT. Oprah’s Masterclass: Jay-Z: Candid, raw and real, Jay-Z charts his unlikely rise from the hard-knock life of the Brooklyn projects to worldwide superstardom and what he’s learned along the way. He reflects on his failures, the healing power of hip-hop and how he finally made peace with his father before he passed away. Plus, Jay-Z shares his personal revelations about integrity and why knowing your own truth is the foundation for everything great. Airs on Thursday 11 September at 20:55 CAT. Oprah’s Next Chapter: Cissy Houston: Oprah sits down with Whitney Houston’s mother, Cissy Houston, for her first in-depth interview since her daughter’s passing. The superstar’s mother talks about raising a daughter whose voice became a national treasure, teaching Whitney about the music business, and her biggest regrets. Oprah also talks to Cissy about Whitney’s drug use, how she really felt about her daughter’s marriage to R&B singer Bobby Brown, and the true nature of Whitney’s relationship with her high school best friend, Robyn Crawford. Airs on Thursday 18 September at 20:00 CAT. DISNEY XD (DStv Channel 303) Star Wars fans: Star Wars Rebels: In the run-up to this exciting event Disney is airing a series of shorts introducing a new character from the series each week so viewers can get to know them better. Get ready to meet Zeb, Ezra, Kanan and Hera on Saturdays throughout September. Star Wars Rebels animated shorts airs on Disney XD on Saturdays at 09:15 CAT. Pokemon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened: When the Genesect army attacks New Tork City while Ash is visiting, it’s up to Pokemon Mewtwo to protect them. Can he persuade the Genesect to spare New Tork? Pokemon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened premieres on Sunday 7 September at 12:15 CAT. Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles – The Raid on Coruscant: In The Raid on Coruscant the Emperor uses information on the recovered Holocrons to launch devastating attacks on planets sympathetic to the Rebellion. Luke knows there’s only one solution: a daring raid on Coruscant to get the Holocrons back. In the end, Luke makes the boldest move of all destroying the Holocrons so the Emperor can no longer use them. But unknown to Luke, R2-D2 has saved one last Holocron - which just happens to “star” the young Anakin Skywalker. Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles – The Raid on Coruscant premieres on Saturday 13 September at 09:20 CAT. DISNEY CHANNEL (DStv Channel 304) Phineas and Ferb: Mission Star Wars: In exciting and entertaining epic animated adventure Phineas and Ferb: Mission Stars Wars Phineas and Ferb find themselves in the midst of a galactic rebellion and an epic struggle of good versus evil that tears the brothers apart and pits them against one another when Ferb goes to the Dark Side! Meanwhile, Stormtrooper Candace is hot on their trail and desperate to stop the boys from making matters worse, but her allegiance falls into question when Phineas saves her and she realizes that all Rebels are not bad. Disney Channel is proud to present Phineas & Ferb: Mission Star Wars on Sat 27 Sept at 10:40. It will be repeated on Sun 28 Sept at 15:00. May the Ferb be with you! Wolfblood (Season Two): September sees the return of hit series Wolfblood to Disney Channel, as season two launches. Wolfbloods have lived among humans for centuries, disguising their heightened senses and abilities; and doing their best to blend in. Maddy and her parents are the only wolfbloods in their area until one day a new boy starts at Maddy’s school. Maddy and Rhydian return for a second season of Wolfblood from Wednesday 24 September at 18:30 CAT. Disney Princess Academy: In this brand new series of shorts, which air every Monday throughout September at 16:05, seven little girls learn core princess values, new skills and how to apply them. In each short, one little girl meets her fairy godmother mentor and learns This Week’s Highlights to become a Disney princess in that specific skill. Then she graduates and gets a princess badge and diploma. Princess Academy shorts premiere every Monday throughout September at 16:05 (before Violetta) and are repeated throughout the week. DISNEY JUNIOR (DStv Channel 301) Pocahontas: This is the powerful and moving story of a Native American princess and her ill-fated love for an English sea captain. Set in 1607, it tells of the beautiful, brave and compassionate daughter of Chief Powhatan who asks her forest friends (Meeko the raccoon, Flit the hummingbird and Grandmother Willow, a 400 year old spirit that resides in an ancient tree) for advice. It tells how her life changes when she meets John Smith, one of a party of sailors which has come to the New World searching for gold. Eventually they are forced to part, but their spirits remain entwined. This beautiful and moving story, enhanced by a superb soundtrack, make Disney’s 33rd animated feature film an unmissable gem. Vocal stars include Mel Gibson. It airs on Sunday 2 September at 10:30 CAT. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Sea Captain Mickey: There’s an exciting event on Disney Junior this month. When Professor Von Drake’s sonar-detecting machine discovers that there’s something big at the bottom of Mickey Lake, Mickey and the gang hop into the Clubhouse Submarine and set out to find the “Big Something”. It turns out to be a Giant Rubber Ducky that’s stuck on the bottom of the lake. But where did it come from? The gang set out to discover Ducky’s secret! Our special Sea Captain Mickey airs on Saturday 13 September at 08:00 CAT. Sofia the First: From Monday 22 September at 09:00 CAT Disney Junior gives fans a chance to catch-up with all the specials featuring Princess-in-training Sofia the First, in the run-up to the launch of season two of the series. Season two premieres on Saturday 27 September at 09:00 CAT. In the first episode, The Enchanted Feast, Sofia must learn to trust her instincts, helped by legendary Disney Princess Snow White, when she suspects a visiting sorceress is not what she seems and has an ulterior motive. For more information on DStv channels, log onto www.dstv.com
30 THE STANDARD STYLE / ENVIRONMENT September 14 to 20 2014 Turning trash into cash Part 2 Michael Nott If you’ve ever taken your rubbish to the Pomona dumpsite you’ll no doubt have seen just how huge the problem of solid waste management is in Harare. It’s not even a proper landfill site, which to be environmentally acceptable should be lined with non-porous material to prevent hazardous pollution leaching into our already threatened ground water supplies. Late last year a fire broke out at the dumpsite which claimed at least one life and generated a fog of poisonous smoke which engulfed the surrounding suburbs for days. The Environmental Management Agency, (EMA) has for years been lobbying the City of Harare to create a properly engineered and maintained landfill site. At a well planned landfill site no refuse should be left uncovered overnight. Every day a layer of soil at least 15cms thick should be compacted on top to prevent foul odours, air pollution, reduce the risks of uncontrolled fires and discourage rats and other rodents. Although there are plans under consideration to construct a new landfill site near Mount Hampden, it could be several years before it begins to operate properly. And to exacerbate the already dire situation, for some years the City of Harare was not collecting household or industrial waste on a regular basis. This was due to severely limited resources, financial restraints and, in some instances, simply poor management. Fortunately there has been some progress lately as more resources have become available and proper planning has improved. The absence of appropriate waste manage- ment policies lead to residents, and some unscrupulous industries, dumping their waste wherever they could. The City began to be swamped by piles of illegally dumped waste, blocking up storm water drains, filling up shopping centres and creating eyesores and health hazards with serious environmental effects. Some concerned and responsible citizens began taking matters into their own hands. Organisations like Environment Africa and Miracle Missions, in partnership with City of Harare, embarked on massive clean-up initiatives in shopping centres and public spaces, along roadsides and waterways. These clean-ups are still ongoing and have made a huge contribution towards dealing with the waste problem. Together with school programmes and other community based initiatives to educate people about waste management it seems there is a brighter, cleaner, healthier future ahead for the City. One positive outcome from the problem of waste management has been that some enterprising individuals and businesses have begun to look at trash in a new light. Companies like Plastix Incorporated and Petrecozim – mentioned in last week’s article – have had the foresight to see the potential in trash. Through their plastic recycling endeavours not only are they helping to take waste out of the environment, they are creating employment and generating income. Zimbabwe National Waste Paper (part of Art Corporation) has been collecting paper waste for quite a few years now for processing to create recycled paper, tissue and cardboard. The Can Man, in conjunction with the Lion’s Club of Gwebi, has been collecting and compacting tin cans which are exported for recycling for cash. Other community based organisations like Shingirai Trust, Lynde Francis Foundation and the Zee Bags Project encourage artists and crafters to use recycled materials to create useful, beautiful articles, which most importantly can be sold to generate income. Helen’s Refuse Collection Services is another example of resourceful Zimbabweans creating viable businesses from the challenges presented by waste management. The company was officially registered last year as part of the ‘Go Green Harare’ project. The idea for the company came to Helen Davidson in the years when City of Harare’s waste collection schedule was erratic or in some cases non-existent. They provide (in parallel with the City’s waste collection services) a collection service for individual households, schools, embassies and businesses. When you join up you can decide how often you want your rubbish to be collected – weekly, monthly or twice monthly. For individual households it’s as little as US$5 per collection – for bigger corporates rates vary, although the prices are still very competitive when you consider that it costs around US$240 for a waste skip to be collected. They’ll give you four colour coded bags free – green for plastic, blue for cans, red for glass and yellow for paper. These are all recyclable – you can continue to use the normal black bags for non-recyclables to be collected by the council. (Other household waste like vegetable peels or spoiled food should be composted.) Once your bag is full and it’s been collected, they’ll give you a replacement bag. Some households will find that they’ll fill up a plastic bag every week but it might take two weeks or more to fill up the glass bag or the can bag. Homeowners have found that by sorting their rubbish they end up with only one bag or half a bag per week of non-recyclables which end up at Pomona, whereas in the past they had five bags of waste. Once your bags have been collected they’re taken to their depot in Tynwald where the rubbish is sorted again. Plastic, for example, is sorted into High Density, Low Density, PET, etc. Helen’s Refuse Collection Services then acts as an intermediary between house holders and recycling companies. Once the waste has been sorted it’s then sold on to the appropriate businesses as raw materials for further production and manufacturing. Some of the plastic, for example, is sent to Plastix Incorporated to be remade into more colour coded bags or vehicle litter bags. At the moment Helen is stockpiling tons of glass for recycling in the hope that Zimglass will soon be able to process it all. Glass is one of the few products that can be recycled infinitely to create more glass products, so perhaps there’s an opportunity there for some enterprising entrepreneur to start up a glass processing industry? For more information email: helendzim@ gmail.com or firstname.lastname@example.org WildLeaks saves precious lives The slaughter of wildlife for the benefit of international markets is on the increase worldwide. Poaching of many endangered species has reached a crisis point globally, leaving them wondering what to do next to try and tackle the trend and save their threatened natural heritage. The past decade has seen a surge in illegal wildlife trade and Zimbabwe has not come off lightly, elephants, rhino, pangolin just to name a few are seriously vulnerable. A new force in this fight against these poaching atrocities has been recently formed and it is called WildLeaks, an anonymous platform where concerned citizens can become heroes and share information that will help authorities clamp down on these criminal activities. Its creator is Andrea Crosta, a security consultant and executive director of the Elephant Action League. Since its inception Wild- Leaks has already assisted in o elephant poaching in Africa and illicit ivory trading in Hong Kong; o killing of Sumatran tigers, of which there are just 400 left in the wild; o illegal lion and leopard hunting in South Africa; o chimpanzee trafficking in Liberia; o illegal fishing activities in Alaska, including alleged mafia involvement; o importing of illegal African wildlife products into the US; o illegal logging in Mexico, Malawi and Siberia. The main aim of the WildLeaks website which has been in operation for over six months is to target the kingpins of wildlife crime. It gives whistle-blowers the opportunity and the power to put a stop to the desecration, safe in the knowledge that the information they have shared cannot be linked back to them. For security reasons WildLeaks has no contact numbers or addresses. Citizens with information about wildlife crimes and the individuals behind it can submit everything, including pictures and videos, through the secure WildLeaks website that is based on the ‘Tor’ Technology to protect individuals who submit the information. Alternatively information can also be sent and submitted via encrypted PGP email. The illicit international wildlife trade is worth $10-20bn a year according to Interpol. Only drugs, people and arms trafficking earn more for criminals and the corruption and violence accompanying wildlife crime takes a heavy toll on local communities. The illegal trade of wildlife is global, but Africa is a prime source, with an abundance of species. There are a few countries in Africa namely; Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa and a few countries in Central and Western Africa, that have benefitted from the work that WildLeaks is doing, these countries have realised that the WildLeaks platform is assisting in filling an essential information gap. “We had our first tip within 24 hours and the response has been beyond our wildest imagination,” said Crosta, the pervasive corruption means that whistle-blowers frequently fear that contacting local law enforcement could put their lives in danger. “You can’t, for example, export containers full of ivory from Mombasa without bribing people left, right and centre,” Crosta said. “We definitely feel we are filling a gap, a three-month trial period has yielded 24 serious tip-offs so far.” WildLeaks doesn’t just wait for tip-offs though; it is also a proactive organisation having started three investigations on its own recently. WildLeaks takes every tip-off seriously; each one is anaylsed by a small team made up of legal and security experts who are specialists in both conservation and international trade. They determine whether to follow-up on the information provided. “Investigations of wildlife crime can be slow and painstaking”, said Crosta, “but it can be achieved with the help of local communities who want to protect their heritage”. WildLeaks offers everyone and anyone in a community an opportunity to save lives and put an end to the illegal trade of wildlife.