Daily Archives: May 6, 2013

5 Must-Watch Fitness Trends For The Summer

Fitness has finally begun to mirror Society 2.0, and like a culture bent on distilling all information to 140 characters or less, it’s more mobile, fast-paced, and celebrity obsessed than ever. We’re living in a decidedly post-bootcamp world, where intensity is king and rivalries between spin classes put March Madness beef to shame. It’s a lot to process for even the most die-hard gym rats, but below are five of the hottest trends to follow this season — and how they’re changing the way we work out forever. 

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Neither PlayStation 4 Nor New Xbox Console Will Likely Block Used Games

According to video game analyst Michael Pachter from Wedbush Securities, neither of the next generation consoles that are launching this fall will block used game sales. Both Sony’s PlayStation 4 and the next Xbox from Microsoft will offer disc-based and downloadable game content, but neither console will follow through with the controversial DRM issues that have enraged passionate gamers with the recent PC game launches of Electronic Arts’ SimCity and (to a lesser extent) Blizzard Entertainment’s Diablo 3.

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Contribution of Equity Bank's regional subs drops as profit rises

The contribution to revenues of Equity Bank Group’s regional subsidiaries dropped in the first three months of this year due to an economic slowdown.

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Somen's to make $11 million through AccessKenya sale

The Somen family, could make Ksh924.7 million ($11 million) through the sale of AccessKenya to South Africa’s Dimension Data Plc.

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Will EA court deal with international crimes?

EAC states have until the end of this month to make proposals on how to equip the East Africa Court of Justice to deal with international crimes.

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Presidents reject plan for Speakers bureau

The five East Africa Heads of State have rejected the creation of a new organ to advise them.

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Ministers resolve dispute over EAC jobs

A two-year impasse over the model of sharing out jobs at the EAC Secretariat has finally been resolved.

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EAC cuts budget by 8pc, gives more to integration efforts

The East African Community has cut its budget for the coming fiscal year by eight per cent while pumping more money into key projects.

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Eurozone crisis haunts monetary union talks

Experts working on the East African Monetary Union are anxious to avoid some of the pitfalls that led to the Eurozone crisis.

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New RCC in Kampala gives region the chance to take charge of climate change

“Companies in this region now have the opportunity to showcase their efforts in carbon emissions and sustainability agenda by registering their projects with the secretariat and earning certified emission reduction credits.”

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How remittances, diaspora funds can drive growth

A recent report by Send Money Africa, an initiative of the World Bank-partnered African Institute for Remittances (AIR) Project, estimated that Africa received a total of $60 billion in remittances last year.

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With counties applying for functions, we need hard metrics to avoid chaos

The TA must have strong justifications for providing a service to one county and not to another.”

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Who will be our next president? CCM can’t afford to keep voters guessing

We don’t particularly want to be surprised, especially if the surprise is quite unpleasant.”

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Museveni gives out sacks of cash: What a heavy load!

Just over two weeks ago, while touring eastern Uganda, President Museveni donated approximately $100,000 to the youth of Busoga region. That adds up to 250 million Uganda shillings.

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