Sunday, July 1, 2018

In Case You Missed It: "Cape Town confident of beating water crisis next year"

Cape Town confident of beating water crisis next year
Strong rain and stringent saving has reduced the chances of a crisis
Cape Town is likely to be saved from running out of water next year, as well as in 2018, after strong winter rains and a relentless civic saving campaign boosted dams supplying South Africa’s second city, officials said.
Ian Neilson, Cape Town’s deputy mayor, said on Thursday that with two more months of rain to go, dams had already risen to higher levels than at the end of last year’s winter, pushing back the dreaded Day Zero when nearly all taps would be shut off in the drought-hit city.

“We are now in a position to state that not only have we managed to avoid Day Zero this year, but we will also safely get through summer 2019,” Mr Neilson said. However, he warned that this depends on “adequate water restrictions” being maintained....MORE
Back in May we linked to his:
South Africa: How Cape Town beat the drought

Mr. Cotterill was also responsible for a couple Mandy Rice-Davies-isms while at FT Alphaville including one of my favs:

July 11, 2012
Mandy Rice-Davies Sighting at FT Alphaville
Mandy Rice-Davies is a former model and showgirl known for her role in the Profumo affair.
When informed by the prosecuting attorney that Lord Astor disputed her version of events and denied having an affair she responded:
 "Well, he would, wouldn't he?"
From the FT Alphaville post:
Spooks on the payrolls

...The report slipped out onto the DOL website this week. The Associated Press and Bloomberg have already torn it apart. But then, they would....
To the best of my knowledge, Mr. Cotterill is not a former model and showgirl....
Last recounted in 2016's "Mark Zuckerberg Denies Being a Secret Lizard Person":
Woohoo, a Mandy Rice-Davies moment!*

From Gizmodo:

Mark Zuckerberg hosted his first ever Facebook Live Q&A today. And it went about as well as you’d expect. One of the key things we learned? Mark Zuckerberg is not a lizard person. Or so he says....MORE
Well he would say, wouldn't he?