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Australia braces for turmoil as pay dispute rages on
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 12:17:00 +0200
A bitter pay dispute between Australia's cricketers and the national board appears set to remain unresolved by deadline.
© Cape Times
Widows of Ogoni leaders killed by Abacha drags Shell before Dutch court
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 12:13:20 +0200
Four Nigerian women are taking legal action in the Dutch courts against Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell accusing it of complicity in the 1990s executions of their husbands by the Nigerian military, Amnesty International said Thursday. The civil case has been...
© The Punch
Bournemouth close in on signing Defoe
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 12:08:00 +0200
Premier League veteran Jermaine Defoe could miss out on a move to Bournemouth as he looks to keep his career alive.
© Cape Times
NGOs sue BNP Paribas over role in 1994 Rwanda genocide
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:59:27 +0200
Three non-governmental associations said Thursday that they had filed a lawsuit against BNP Paribas accusing the bank of “complicity” in the 1994 genocide of the Tutsi minority in Rwanda. The groups accuse the French bank of financing the...
© The Punch
Miller has eye on Test spot
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:57:00 +0200
David Miller is the most intriguing call-up to the South Africa A side for two four-day matches against Australia A later this month.
© Cape Times
Meet Evans’ lawyer, Ogungbeje, who loves ‘unpopular cases’
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:53:58 +0200
Just when Nigerians thought no lawyer will step out to defend notorious billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike a.k.a. Evans, Voice Olukoya Ogungbeje has proven an exception. Ogungbeje, who heads Lawflex Chambers and is the Chairman of Voice Vanguard,...
© The Punch
Sony to restart vinyl record production
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:45:08 +0200
Three decades after it abandoned vinyl production, Sony says it will start making records again on the back of surging demand for the retro music format. A factory south-west of Tokyo will be churning out freshly pressed records by March next year, Sony...
© The Punch
10.06sec: Bolt in unfamiliar territory
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:41:00 +0200
All is not right with Usain Bolt, who rather worryingly seems to have misplaced his boosters two months out from the World Championships.
© Cape Times
Open air jazz festival starts in Warsaw
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:39:00 +0200
The 23rd International Open Air Jazz Festival at Warsaw’s Old Town district starts on Saturday.
© The News
Court sentences eight-week-old baby to death
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:31:03 +0200
A European Human Rights Court has given its verdict on a case of human rights that will compel a couple to allow their sick baby to die. The parents of the baby Chris Gard and Connie Yates have been in a long legal battle to save their baby who is suffering...
© The Punch
FNB eliminates data charges for banking app
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:31:00 +0200
FNB announced on Thursday it has slashed data charges for its banking app, meaning that customers who use its banking app will no longer need data to access it via their smartphones from 1 July.
© Cape Times
Rivers Tribunal sacks Senator Sekibo
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:26:24 +0200
The Rivers state elections petition tribunal has sacked George Thompson Sekibo, Senator representing Rivers East and has declared Andrew Uchendu the winner of the senatorial election. The Tribunal also directed the Independent National Electoral Commission...
© The Punch
#ThembisileYende: Calls mount for protection of whistleblowers
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:22:00 +0200
Calls for more protection of whistleblowers grew louder after it was heard that Thembisile Yende was killed for allegedly trying to expose illegal activities.
© Cape Times
McGregor hires Pacquiao’s former sparring partner
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:21:00 +0200
Conor McGregor has hired one of Manny Pacquiao’s former sparring partners as he steps up his preparation ahead of his fight against Floyd Mayweather.
© Cape Times
Breaking: Lalong sacks 17 LG transition C’ttee’s
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:13:46 +0200
Friday Olokor, Jos The Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, has approved the dissolution of the existing Local Government Transition Committees with immediate effect. Although the details of the reason for the dissolution were not given, THE PUNCH...
© The Punch
Aston Martin DB11 gets V8 turbo power
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:12:00 +0200
Latest coupe from Britain adopts twin-turbo 4.0-litre powerplant from a technical collaboration with Mercedes-Benz’s AMG division.
© Bangkok Post
260 000 chickens culled due to avian flu
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:07:00 +0200
Minister Senzeni Zokwana said hundreds of thousands of chickens had now been culled to avoid the spread of the contagious disease.
© Cape Times
A room with a life jacket: Japan probes using cruise ships for Olympic accommodation
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:03:57 +0200
Anticipating a serious accommodation shortage in the 2020 Olympics, the government is exploring using luxury cruise ships as floating hotels, government officials said Thursday. Ministries ...
© Japan Times
Sony to crank out vinyl records for first time in 28 years
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:59:09 +0200
Sony Corp. said Thursday it will resume production of vinyl records for the first time in three decades this fiscal year as the format sees ...
© Japan Times
Ramokgopa has mishandled forensic assistants strike, says DA
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:59:00 +0200
The DA said that the Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa had mishandled the strike by forensic assistants by not getting a court order against it.
© Cape Times
Women in Japan cite being judged at work as top concern for taking maternity leave, survey shows
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:56:19 +0200
More than 30 percent of women in Japan are worried about how they will be viewed by their bosses as well as by colleagues at ...
© Japan Times
Nigeria’s Agah reappointed as Deputy DG of WTO
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:55:26 +0200
Nigeria’s Yuonov Frederick Agah has been reappointed as Deputy Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) for another four-year term. Agah, who hails from Benue state, was first appointed as Deputy Director-General of WTO in 2013 for a four-year...
© The Punch
Ramaphosa pays tribute to activist 'Bernie'
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:55:00 +0200
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has paid tribute to late activist, Ronald "Bernie" Bernickow, who died earlier this week after an extended illness.
© Cape Times
Most important news of this week:
David Suzuki ‘delighted’ that $85M slated for mercury cleanup
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 01:07:36 +0200
That the $85-million mercury cleanup announcement came the day before environmentalist David Suzuki was scheduled to visit Grassy Narrows was “a rather amazing coincidence” Suzuki said.
© The Star
Pheu Thai wades into primary voting row
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:55:00 +0200
The Pheu Thai Party yesterday lodged a petition with the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) and the Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) calling for a review of the controversial political party law.
© Bangkok Post
BBL chooses fintech startups for InnoHub
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:00:00 +0200
Bangkok Bank (BBL) has picked eight local and overseas financial technology (fintech) startups to join the bank's fintech accelerator programme, as part of its quest to implement innovative financial products and services.
© Bangkok Post
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
Senate Health Bill Would Leave 22 Million More Uninsured, C.B.O. Says
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:19:07 +0200
The figure released by the Congressional Budget Office is only slightly lower than the 23 million more uninsured under the House version of the legislation.
© The New York 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
METI bureaucrats’ blunt, bold policy proposals set social media on fire
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:17:20 +0200
A bold set of policy recommendations compiled by vice industry minister Ikuro Sugawara and young colleagues in their 20s and 30s has set social media ...
© Japan Times
Kawakatsu cruises to third term in Shizuoka gubernatorial election
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:13:01 +0200
Shizuoka Gov. Heita Kawakatsu won a third four-year term Sunday, beating Olympic judo silver medalist Noriko Mizoguchi, the local election board said. The 68-year-old independent ...
© Japan Times
Climb for K9: More than R100 000 raised
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 16:51:00 +0200
The three hikers from KwaZulu-Natal – Grant Melville, Ian Shooter and Jeffery Mthabela – each have extensive bush experience and made the trip unassisted with only one re-supply stop.
© Cape Times
They're voracious, nonnative and getting closer to the Great Lakes. Latest Asian carp discovery is a cause for worry
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0200
A commercial fisherman pulled a live Asian carp out of a northern Illinois river last week about 9 miles from Lake Michigan, prompting a furious dragnet to determine whether more of the voracious fish have evaded electric barriers designed to keep them...
© LA Times
ITTF issues statement on players' withdrawals at China Open
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 08:10:00 +0200
THE International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) issued a statement on three Chinese players forfeiting their matches at the Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Platinum China Open on Sunday, saying "all potential
© Shanghai Daily
A look behind the scenes as the Lakers prepared to draft Lonzo Ball
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 05:15:00 +0200
The famous pancakes always came with strawberries, and LaVar Ball didn’t change that just because there were VIPs in his house. So after Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka watched Lonzo Ball go through...
© LA Times
FRSC, police, Army officers flout traffic laws —Odiboh
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 02:47:49 +0200
A transportation communication specialist and senior lecturer at Covenant University, Ota, Dr. Oscar Odiboh, speaks to TOBI AWORINDE on the flaws in traffic law enforcement What do you make of the decision by the Federal Road Safety Corps to take traffic...
© The Punch
Why Grenfell Tower Burned: Regulators Put Cost Before Safety
Sat, 24 Jun 2017 11:58:58 +0200
The incineration of the 24-story London high rise, the deadliest fire in Britain in more than a century, was fueled by a regulatory breakdown.
© The New York Times
Lotte founder Shigemitsu exits board after eldest son’s bid to return fails
Sat, 24 Jun 2017 09:41:50 +0200
The founder of Lotte Holdings Co., embroiled in a family feud over its management, has left the board after a stint of around 70 years ...
© Japan Times
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
Poland records surprisingly low budget deficit in year to May
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:30:00 +0200
Poland's finance ministry has announced a surprisingly low budget deficit for the year to May of just 0.3 percent of the projected total for 2017.
© The News
Manufacturers battle rising freight, demurrage at seaports
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:21:24 +0200
Anna Okon Manufacturers who rely on imported raw materials for their factory processes have had to contend with rising freight and demurrage costs. According to them, the costs have tripled in the last one month owing to the heavy traffic gridlock along...
© The Punch
Federal government must prosecute Volkswagen for cheating, environment groups say
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:00:00 +0200
The government’s investigation of 105,000 VW cars at centre of emissions-test scandal is still ongoing after nearly two years.
© The Star
Australia braces for turmoil as pay dispute rages on
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 12:17:00 +0200
A bitter pay dispute between Australia's cricketers and the national board appears set to remain unresolved by deadline.
© Cape Times
Widows of Ogoni leaders killed by Abacha drags Shell before Dutch court
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 12:13:20 +0200
Four Nigerian women are taking legal action in the Dutch courts against Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell accusing it of complicity in the 1990s executions of their husbands by the Nigerian military, Amnesty International said Thursday. The civil case has been...
© The Punch
Bournemouth close in on signing Defoe
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 12:08:00 +0200
Premier League veteran Jermaine Defoe could miss out on a move to Bournemouth as he looks to keep his career alive.
© Cape Times
NGOs sue BNP Paribas over role in 1994 Rwanda genocide
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:59:27 +0200
Three non-governmental associations said Thursday that they had filed a lawsuit against BNP Paribas accusing the bank of “complicity” in the 1994 genocide of the Tutsi minority in Rwanda. The groups accuse the French bank of financing the...
© The Punch
Miller has eye on Test spot
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:57:00 +0200
David Miller is the most intriguing call-up to the South Africa A side for two four-day matches against Australia A later this month.
© Cape Times
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