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  • Vanishing spray to be used at World Club Cup: FIFA

    November 20, 2013 11:05 PM 139

    BERNE (Reuters) - A vanishing spray which has been used in South America for several years to stop defensive walls creeping forward at free kicks will feature at next month's World Club Cup, FIFA said on Wednesday. FIFA said the spray had been tested at this year's Under-20 and Under-17 World Cups with "very good overall feedback from the participating

  • Sony Hires Bain & Co. To Cut $100M In Costs

    November 20, 2013 10:58 PM 111

    Sony Corporation is expected to announced that they have hired Bain & Co to help them dust costs by almost $100 million. This will definitely result in layoffs. One of the major reasons why Sony likely hired Bain is because of pressures from activist investor Daniel Loeb. “As part of a nearly four year process of increasing fiscal discipline, Sony Pictures

  • A Bigger iPhone 6 Could Carry a Bigger Price Tag, Too

    November 20, 2013 9:28 PM 192

    It has been just two months since Apple’s latest iPhones went on sale, but already analysts are wondering about the next — and more specifically, its price. Given the high cost of components in Apple’s new iPhone 5s and the company’s appetite for high profit margins, some observers theorize that it may opt to ship its next flagship iPhone with a higher

  • Keshi Will Lead Eagles To The W/Cup- Sports Minister

    November 20, 2013 7:26 PM 137

    The Minister of Sports, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, today expressed the confidence of the ministry in the ability of Coach Stephen Keshi to lead the Super Eagles to World Cup in Brazil next summer. The minister made this declaration while speaking to State House Correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting. The minister, who came to the meeting

  • Growing Clamor About Inequities of Climate Crisis

    November 20, 2013 6:32 PM 142

    Calling the climate crisis “madness,” the Philippines representative vowed to fast for the duration of the talks. Malia Talakai, a negotiator for the Alliance of Small Island States, a group that includes her tiny South Pacific homeland, Nauru, said that without urgent action to stem rising sea levels, “some of our members won’t be around.” From the time a scientific

  • Auro heralds the next gen in sound technology

    November 20, 2013 6:22 PM 123

    The 5.1 audio distribution systems in at least 100 movie screens in the State will be upgraded to Auro 11.1 by Barco, the latest in 3D sound, to offer what the company describes as truly immersive sound. It is as close to being natural as it can be, said D. Suresh Babu, managing director of Suresh Productions, adding that the change would be effected

  • Mail & Guardian Account Login

    November 20, 2013 6:19 PM 132

    The use of antidepressants has surged across the rich world over the past decade, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), raising concerns among doctors that pills are being overprescribed. Data from the OECD show that in some countries doctors are writing prescriptions for more than one in 10 adults, with Iceland

  • De Beers reports buzz at first Botswana sight

    November 20, 2013 5:59 PM 126

    The De Beers Group has reported on a positive first international sight in Botswana, following the relocation of its Sightholder processes from London to Gaborone. De Beers hosted the sight on Thursday November 14, with buyers from Tel Aviv, Mumbai, New York and Antwerp in attendance. It marked the first sight since the relocation from London, with De Beers

  • Is Land Reform Finally Coming to China?

    November 20, 2013 5:08 PM 129

    China’s leaders raised a multitude of reforms as priorities at the plenum that closed a week ago. A key one, a change in land ownership so that farmers can more freely rent, sell, and mortgage their land, is hoped to boost China’s still laggard household consumption. “The Party leadership has given its blessing to land reforms that should shift more income

  • Leeds United: Lucas Radebe confirms interest in club

    November 20, 2013 4:46 PM 129

    Former Leeds captain Lucas Radebe has confirmed he is part of a consortium that is looking to buy into the club. He said on his website: "I can confirm that I am part of a consortium which has submitted a preliminary indication of interest regarding the acquisition of a stake in Leeds United. "Much as I would like to be on the field of play again, my passion