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May the luck of the Irish be with the Sharks
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 22:00:00 +0200
Sport is all about the mental state you are in when you pitch up for a match that has do-or-die status, writes Mike Greenaway.
© Cape Times
ICYMI: All corrupt politicians must be brought to book – Sheriff
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 21:46:30 +0200
Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja Former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has said he would collaborate with global anti-corruption networks to bring all corrupt politicians in Nigeria to book. Sheriff said this through...
© The Punch
Osinbajo orders security agencies to rescue abducted women
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 21:38:16 +0200
Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has ordered security agencies to take all necessary steps to rescue the women who were recently abducted in Borno State. The Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President on Media and Publicity,...
© The Punch
Lance Armstrong back on Tour de France - as commentator
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 21:30:00 +0200
Doping disgraced Lance Armstrong, stripped of seven Tour de France triumphs in an epic fall from grace, is giving his perspective on this year's race.
© Cape Times
Aguero going nowhere says Guardiola
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 21:25:56 +0200
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said Wednesday he had no plans to sell Sergio Aguero but confirmed the club was in talks with “three or four” potential new signings. Speaking to reporters ahead of Manchester City’s Houston derby...
© The Punch
Disneyland resort launches digital version of Fastpass but it will cost you
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 21:10:00 +0200
Disneyland’s Fastpass system, the ride reservation system that the park invented in 1999, has moved into the digital age. The Anaheim resort launched a digital version of the ride reservation system on Wednesday. It operates from the park’s smartphone...
© LA Times
Trump Defends Health Care Bill Over Lunch With G.O.P. Senators
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 21:05:15 +0200
Mr. Trump pressed Republicans to stay in Washington and improve their proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act.
© The New York Times
WATCH: Squatters evicted from Fattis Mansions
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 21:05:00 +0200
Hundreds of residents of a hijacked building in downtown Joburg are facing a bleak, dark night out in the cold as they were evicted.
© Cape Times
Arsenal hit hard by food poisoning in China
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 21:00:00 +0200
Arsenal were ravaged by food poisoning in Shanghai that ruled several key players out of their pre-season friendly with Bayern Munich.
© Cape Times
Scientists accidentally invent new sex toy for women
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 20:55:16 +0200
The Vaginal Pressure Inducer was created to study a painful medical condition, but it has unexpected results — it could be used to increase the pleasurableness of sex! Dutch scientists have been investigating what happens when you gradually increase...
© The Punch
Women’s Euro 2017: Spain beat Portugal 2-0
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 20:53:37 +0200
First-half goals from Vicky Losada and Amanda Sampedro handed Spain a convincing 2-0 win against Euro newcomers Portugal in the Group D opener at the women’s Euro tournament on Wednesday. Losada opened the score on 23 minutes after a long pass from...
© The Punch
Rescinded elevator-safety order sparks anger, raises questions about its credibility
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 20:53:34 +0200
The decision by Ontario’s Technical Standards and Safety Authority has angered those in the industry and raises questions about the basis for the far-reaching order in the first-place.
© The Star
Body of one of eight missing EC fishermen found floating at sea
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 20:47:00 +0200
The body of a missing fisherman was found floating in the sea near Blue Horizon Bay in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape police said.
© Cape Times
Obiano threatens to arrest IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 20:43:26 +0200
Tony Okafor, Awka The Anambra governor, Willie Obiano, on Wednesday warned the Indigenous People Of Biafra to steer clear of the state during the November 18 poll. The governor threatened to go after anybody who would pose a threat to the poll, no...
© The Punch
Anambra: We will deal with those who say election will not hold – Obiano
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 20:43:26 +0200
Tony Okafor, Awka Anambra State governor, Willie Obiano, on Wednesday warned the Indigenous People of Biafra to steer clear of the state during the November 18 poll. The governor threatened to go after anybody who would pose a threat to the poll,...
© The Punch
Do You Talk During ‘Game of Thrones’?
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 20:40:18 +0200
Some people require silence during their favorite shows. Some prefer running commentary. We’re looking to gather a range of opinions.
© The New York Times
Democratic senator questions independence of FCC nominee who worked for the agency's chairman
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 20:40:00 +0200
A leading Senate Democrat on Wednesday questioned the independence of a Federal Communications Commission nominee who worked as a top aide to the current chairman. If confirmed, Brendan Carr, a Republican nominated last month by President Trump, would...
© LA Times
Jordan Spieth says unpredictability of British Open makes it the easiest major to win
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 20:40:00 +0200
Don’t get him wrong. Jordan Spieth is not saying the British Open is a breeze. But Spieth, who won the Masters and U.S. Open in 2015, said this week that the British might be the easiest major to win. His rationale? It’s often the case that the weather...
© LA Times
#BuyNaija: Five Nigerian designers set to rule the world
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 20:38:02 +0200
The fashion industry in Nigeria has proven many times that it is a force to reckon with. There are names that readily come to mind when the industry is mentioned in Nigeria. Frank Osodi, Deola Sagoe Mai Atafo among others are such names. Yet there are...
© The Punch
17 MS-13 gang members charged in spate of Long Island killings
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 20:36:15 +0200
More than a dozen members of the MS-13 gang were charged Wednesday for multiple Long Island killings.
© NY Daily News
JAMB begins change of courses, institutions for 2017/2018 admissions
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 20:33:55 +0200
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board has commenced the change of courses and institutions for 2017/2018 admission procedures. JAMB’s Head of Public Relations, Fabian Benjamin made this known in an interview in Bwari, FCT, on Wednesday. Benjamin...
© The Punch
United Airlines passenger bumpings down 85%, share prices down
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 20:33:32 +0200
It was United's first report since the widely seen video from April in which a passenger was dragged off an overbooked flight.
© NY Daily News
It’s too late to race Wayde van Niekerk, says Bolt
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 20:30:00 +0200
They have become good friends over the last few years, but Usain Bolt would’ve loved to have faced Wayde van Niekerk head-to-head on the track.
© Cape Times
Supreme Court allows for broader exemptions to Trump’s travel ban
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 20:29:47 +0200
The Supreme Court allowed for Trump to enforce his travel ban, but broadened the exemptions for those looking to enter the country.
© NY Daily News
White House Scaling Back Goals for Business Tax Cuts
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 20:29:26 +0200
The proposed tax rate for businesses is now said to be around 20 percent, rather than the 15 percent rate the administration said it wanted.
© The New York Times
Most important news of last month:
Tell-tale signs your woman is into extra sex!
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:12:46 +0200
Well, rightly or wrongly, sex experts say the following are the signs to watch for if you’re suspecting that your woman is having sex with some other man! • She rebuffs your advances. When a woman has just had sex with someone, she is likely to rebuff...
© The Punch
Saitama woman turns maligned waste disposal firm into recycling powerhouse
Sun, 09 Jul 2017 12:05:59 +0200
As a child, Noriko Ishizaka was ashamed of her father’s company — a waste disposal firm with towering smoke stacks overlooking a small town in ...
© Japan Times
Mother and 3 children die in house fire in Hangzhou
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:26:00 +0200
A MOTHER and her three children died in a house hire today in a high-rise building in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. The fire started around 5:00am in the apartment on the 18th floor in a residential complex
© Shanghai Daily
Fake news fuels nationalism and Islamophobia — sound familiar? In this case, it's in India
Tue, 11 Jul 2017 12:00:00 +0200
Pro-government websites in India circulated a story in May saying Arundhati Roy, the renowned Indian novelist, had criticized the Indian army’s heavy-handed presence in Kashmir, the disputed territory claimed by both countries. India would never gain...
© LA Times
SA car industry in R3.5bn BEE plan
Mon, 03 Jul 2017 15:16:00 +0200
Ready to lobby government
© Cape Times
[VIDEO] Three men bag death sentence for stripping woman who allegedly dressed provocatively
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:18:32 +0200
Three men –Edward Gitau, Nicholas Mwangi and Meshak Mwangi — have been sentenced to death for stripping and sexually assaulting a woman they believed was dressed too provocatively. The incident happened in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital. The...
© The Punch
Fossilized dinosaur teeth unearthed in Nagasaki Prefecture
Tue, 18 Jul 2017 10:02:24 +0200
Fossilized teeth belonging to a plant-eating dinosaur have been discovered in Nagasaki Prefecture, offering fresh clues about the reptile and the ecosystem 81 million years ...
© Japan Times
200-level student kills tricycle operator in Abia
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 01:07:49 +0200
Ogbonnaya Ikokwu, Umuahia Police detectives attached to the Umuahia Central Police Station have arrested a 200-level student of Computer Science in Abia, Chinonso Ibekwe, for allegedly strangling a tricycle operator, one Peter Eseonu, to death in Umuahia....
© The Punch
Tomb Robbing, Perilous but Alluring, Makes Comeback in China
Sat, 15 Jul 2017 12:00:16 +0200
Thieves seeking riches have hit a countryside filled with ancient burial sites as global demand for Chinese antiquities has surged.
© The New York Times
Three ANC councillors shot
Thu, 13 Jul 2017 22:01:00 +0200
Three ANC councillors, including former ANC Youth League secretary general Sindiso Magaqa, were shot and seriously wounded at uMzimkhulu in southern KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday night.
© Cape Times
Bad news for Japan’s retailers as Chinese tourists cut back on buying
Tue, 11 Jul 2017 08:06:45 +0200
They’re still coming in droves — but no longer buying in spades. After propping up sales for overseas retailers over the past decade with a ...
© Japan Times
EU looking to lift import curbs on Fukushima rice, Tohoku marine products, wild vegetables: sources
Mon, 10 Jul 2017 01:32:50 +0200
The European Union is considering lifting an import restriction on rice produced in nuclear disaster-hit Fukushima Prefecture as well as wild vegetables and marine products ...
© Japan Times
Lasting Questions from Hamburg: Was the G-20 Summit Really Worth It?
Sat, 08 Jul 2017 22:17:00 +0200
The Hamburg summit is over. Overshadowed by the violence on the streets outside, Angela Merkel and the rest of the G-20 leaders managed to find mini-compromises on major issues. But the question remains: Was it worth it?
© Der Spiegel
G-20 Critics Are Wrong: This Is the Closest We Have To a World Government
Sat, 08 Jul 2017 14:44:00 +0200
The G-20 may have many shortcomings, but it is more important than ever for addressing the global problems humanity faces. It's a format we should strengthen -- not something we should get rid of.
© Der Spiegel
Ethnic politics, threat to national development -Salis
Sat, 08 Jul 2017 05:14:11 +0200
A former governorship aspirant in Lagos State under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Owolabi Salis, has said that ethnic politics as currently being played in Nigeria was one of the biggest problems affecting the country’s growth....
© The Punch
Man acquitted of Batman mask robbery
Fri, 07 Jul 2017 09:56:00 +0200
Well-known businessman, Jason van Antwerpen, has been acquitted of charges of robbery against him.
© Cape Times
SA expected to become hotter and drier over next 30 years
Mon, 03 Jul 2017 16:15:00 +0200
"The State of Climate Change Science and Technology in South Africa" reported reveals that western parts of SA expected to become hotter and drier over next 30 years
© Cape Times
Design thinking: a holistic approach to today’s challenges
Mon, 03 Jul 2017 00:12:00 +0200
The world we’re currently living is one in which information is everywhere. Content is easily accessible to the extent that any company aspiring to remain relevant and competitive needs to win in this fierce battle for attention.
© Bangkok Post
Restructuring : El-Rufai under attack for criticising agitators
Fri, 30 Jun 2017 02:40:02 +0200
Niyi Odebode, Chukwudi Akasike, Leke Baiyewu, Ihuoma Chiedozie, Toluwani Eniola, Godwin Isenyo and Peter Dada The Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, has come under attack fromsome prominent groups in the country for referring to those calling...
© The Punch
Men busted for swiping $270G from AmEx through fake NYC company
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 23:33:25 +0200
Six men stole $270,000 from American Express through an elaborate scam using a Brooklyn shell company, prosecutors said.
© NY Daily News
SABC 8 journo Suna Venter's courage hailed
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 20:30:00 +0200
Suna Venter survived being shot at, abducted and assaulted three times in the past year, before succumbing to a condition known as stress cardiomyopathy.
© Cape Times
Medical giant Netcare in fronting battle
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 06:14:00 +0200
A complaint of BEE fronting has been launched against Netcare at the BEE Commission for what an empowerment company feels is a breach of contract.
© Cape Times
Le Roux tells of 'emotional abuse endured at hand of mom' he killed
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:02:00 +0200
Sentencing procedures continued against the man who attempted to poison his mother before hacking her to death with a spade and crowbar.
© Cape Times
Poland has taken in 1.4m Ukrainians, has clear conscience: MEP
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:51:00 +0200
Poland has taken in 1.4 million Ukrainians, but EU leaders have refused to take that into account amid tensions over proposed immigrant quotas, Polish MEP Jacek Saryusz-Wolski has said.
© The News
Ex-UniZulu finance chief tackles minister
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 12:10:00 +0200
Josephine Naicker is taking on Minister of Higher Education Blade Nzimande over investigative reports on alleged corruption at the institution.
© Cape Times
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