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  • Eskom declares power emergency

    November 19, 2013 3:46 PM 93

    November 19 2013 at 05:41pm Johannesburg - Eskom said it has declared an emergency after it lost generating units and asked customers to reduce usage. “Eskom is now following the protocol in terms of its emergency procedures in order to secure the power system,” the Johannesburg-based power utility said in an e-mailed statement today. “We have alerted

  • Jay Z and Barneys Won’t Hold Charity Event to Kick Off Collaboration

    November 19, 2013 12:14 PM 109

    A charity event that had been tentatively planned to kick off a collaboration between Jay Z and Barneys New York will not take place. On Nov. 20, Jay Z will being selling branded products at Barneys New York, including a statesman blanket, a leather backpack and a raincoat. In the wake of allegations against Barneys, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s

  • Amsterdam pays alcoholics in beer to clean streets

    November 19, 2013 5:47 AM 118

    At nine o'clock in the morning in a garden shed behind a house in Amsterdam, a handful of alcoholics are getting ready to clean the surrounding streets, beer and cigarette in hand. For a day's work, the men receive 10 euros (around $13), a half-packet of rolling tobacco and, most importantly, five cans of beer: two to start the day, two at lunch and one for after

  • Babies Who are Born Too Soon are Not Born to Die

    November 18, 2013 7:15 AM 122

    Today marks the 3rd annual World Prematurity Day. Since its founding, much awareness has been raised about the risks associated with being born preterm, but the fact remains that prematurity is still the leading cause of newborn deaths worldwide. Preterm birth rates around the globe are increasing and are now responsible for 35 percent of the world’s

  • BBS introduces more services

    November 29, 0002 10:30 PM 2255

    “The new services are able to use Orange and beMobile networks to buy airtime and prepaid electricity. Previously, only Mascom subscribers were able to access their banking on Nomad Banking, that is, check balances on their BBS accounta, receive or send funds as well as buy Masom airtime,” said the statement. The statement said hat an additional nonbilable