NITE MOUNTAIN BIKING EVERY Wednesday and Thursday night at Bushview Bike Park from 5.30pm. Inquir ies : Gill at 072 665 7442. CANOE POLO PRACTICES are held every Monday and Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm at the UKZN swimming pool. All men, women and children 14 years and older are wel come. Inquiries: Kevin Meier at 033 341 1281 or 082 454 5686. CROQUET THE Maritzburg Croquet Club welcomes visitors and new members on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons at 2pm. The
clubisinAlexandraParkneartheOvaland the club provides equipment. Inquiries: Tim at 033 344 3368) or Richard at 033 396 6204. ATHLETICS HERMAN’S Delight time trials are held every Tuesday by Collegians Harriers at Collegians Club, 381 Boshoff Street, at 5.30 pm. All runners and walkers are wel come. Choice of distances, 2,8 km, 4,4 km or 7,3 km. ORION Athletic Club time trials every Wednesday at 5.30pm from the Protea Sports grounds, Raisethorpe. Choice of ei ther a 2,7km or 5,4km.
NATAL Carbineers AC members gather every Wednesday at 5.30pm at the Car bineers’ Drill Hall, Geere Street. All wel come. There are training groups from nov ice to speedsters in running and walking. Inquiries: John at 082 491 7679 or Eileen at 082 495 1118. SELF DEFENCE SELF defence classes, including Wing Chun Kung Fu, Eskrima Filipino Martial Arts and various other combat systems, offered for men, women and teenagers every Monday and Thursday at 6.30pm at Eddels Sports & Social Club, Dartnell Road, Mountain Rise. Inquiries: Gus
Hornsby at 083 638 0801. RUGBY YOUNG Lions Lions Rugby Club trains at the Woodlands Rugby Stadium on Mon days to Thursdays from 6pm to 8pm. All welcome. Inquiries: Joe at 078 799 8386 or Edwin at 074 465 5172. FOOTBALL SHAMROCKSFCattheGoldenHorseCasi no community fields. Juniors training on Friday from 5 to 6pm, seniors U17 and U15 training on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 6.30pm. Inquiries: Daniel Haswell at 083 792 3668.
September 18, 2013
>> Oppenheimer Week promises a feast of the finest in schoolboy cricket from the 16 participating schools JONATHAN COOK
ITH eight matches a day involving a group of the finest cricket schools in the country, the 2013 edition of the prestigious Oppenheimer Week promises to provide local fans with champagne cricket from Saturday to next Tuesday. It forms part of Maritzburg College’s 150th birthday celebrations, and adding further fizz to the occasion is that this festival, of all that is good in schoolboy cricket, sees the first three days’ matches being 50– overs–per–sideaffairsthatbringbighitters, brilliant fielders, crafty run stealers and foxy bowlers into the limelight, with the last day featuring the hugely popular T20 format. The 16 school first XI’s are Maritzburg College, St Charles College, DHS, St John’s (Johannesburg), Glenwood, St Alban’s, Hilton,KES,PBHS,Kearsney,Affies,StDavid’s, Michaelhouse, St Stithian’s, Northwood,GreyCollege, HudsonParkandWestville. On day one this Saturday, Maritzburg College face the powerful St Stithian’s first XI before the hosts meet St John’s, Affies andPretoriaBoys’Highonthedaysthereafter. All College’s matches are on the premier Goldstone’s ground at the school. The daily start time for all matches is 9.30am. St Charles meet St Alban’s, then St Stithian’s, Hudson Park and St David’s over the four days. All their matches are on the St Charles Oval. This Saturday, Hilton meet Hudson Park on College’s Barn’s cricket field, which is closest to the school buildings, before facing Affies at Richmond, King Edward VII School (KES) at Eston Country Club, and St Alban’s (Maritzburg Oval) on the following days. Go to www.sachoolsports.co.za for all the fixtures.
Maritzburg College paceman Lwandiswa Zuma lets one go against Hilton College on Goldstones this year. Both schools'are taking part in Oppenheimer Week in PMB from September 21 to 24.
INTEL recently released their latest series of Central Processing Units (CPU’s). The fourth generation of i–series CPU’s, codenamed Haswell, boasts a long list of feats over the second and third generation of i–series CPU’s (Sandybridge andIvybridge).OneofthebiggestchangeswiththeHaswellCPUistheincreased variety of platform support. Haswell now caters for laptops, tablets, worksta tions, servers and is out to make the ARM chip run for its money. The Haswell chip, although using the same 22 nanometre Tri–Gate transistors as Ivybridge, runs at an incredible 100mW in idle, with Ivybridge running at 3W. This coupled with the Windows 8.1 update can give an entry level Haswell laptop up to nine hours battery life. Another boost is the built–in graphics chip on the CPU. Intel has also added an additional 128MB slab of eDRAM to Haswell which actually operates as a shared L4 cache for both the graphics and processor cores. The last addition, a very important addition, is the added support for DDR4 RAM (DoubleDataRate4thGenerationRandomAccessMemory)inEnterprise/Serv er systems (HaswellEX) and also in the Enthusiast–Class Desktop Platform (HaswellE). DDR4 was first manufactured and announced in January 2011, and released in September 2012, however there are still very few systems that can make use of the lightning fast memory. With DDR3 memory clocking at an aver age 1066MHz1600 MHz, DDR4 clocks up at an average of 2133MHz3200MHz with an average memory transfer rate of 38.4GB/s. For the enthusiasts and the gamers out there, this is a game changer. We will now be able to increase our RAMperformancebymorethan100%.ThenewHaswellCPU’sarehere.Wheth er they are worth it, only time will tell, however the stats are looking promising.
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St John’s hosts athletics day
MCS canoe champ
Merchiston Preparatory School recent ly held their 100th annual interhouse athletics meeting where several records were broken (front, from left) Zola Sokhela broke three records – the U11 800m (2 min 22,38s), the U11 150m (21,00s) and the U11 1200m (3min 51,68s), Owen Higgins broke the U10 1200m (back, from left) Trent le Roux broke the U12 shot put record (10,75m) and Seth Goebel broke two records – the U10 shot put (8,91m) and the U10 cricket ball throw (equalled record: 53,63m).
The St John’s junior and senior prima ry recently hosted a most successful athletics day. Competition was rife and much fun was had by all. Pic tured concentrating on her egg and spoon is Angel Okoli.
Maritzburg Christian School pupil Bryan Leroux recently competed in the College’s Upper Umgeni canoe race and placed first in this event. Leroux has not only placed first in many events and recently triumphed in the world championships, he has also now managed to come first in a race hosted by one of the biggest sporting schools in Pietermaritzburg, Maritzburg College, which is tradition ally won by College students.