Daily Archives: October 15, 2013

FNB INTRODUCES NEW BANKING SOFTWARE

MASERU-First National Bank Lesotho will today (Tuesday) introduce new banking software for smartphones in an effort to support its mobile banking service. read more

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South Africa smart ID cards addresses identity issues

The Department of Home Affairs in South Africa says that the new identity card dubbed smart identification cards will go a long way in solving identity problems in South Africa, Minister of Home Affairs Naledi Pandor has disclosed. read more

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Commissioner Piebalgs’ statement ahead of World Food Day and his statement following the publication of the 2013 Ibrahim Index of African Governance

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, October 15, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Commissioner Andris Piebalgs made a statement following the publication of the 2013 Ibrahim Index of African Governance:
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MEPs discussed during a public hearing the problem of slavery in the Sahel region

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, October 15, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ The Subcommittee on human rights held on Monday afternoon a hearing on Contemporary Forms of Slavery in the Sahel region. The invited speakers were: Biram Dah Abeid, Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement in Mauritania (IRA), Jean-Marie Kagabo, Programme officer, International Labour Organization (ILO) and Sarah Mathewson, Coordinator, Africa Programme, Anti-Slavery International.
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WorldVentures Foundation Partners with Good Shepherd Trust for Children in Zimbabwe; Marks First International Service Day in Region

Launched in 2010, the WorldVentures Foundation (http://www.worldventuresfoundation.org) became the philanthropic arm of WorldVentures (http://www.worldventures.com) with a focus on positive global change for children. WorldVentures Independent Representatives and DreamTrips Members are inspired, serving and implementing sustainable economic and environmental solutions within communities around the world. WorldVentures Independent Representatives and DreamTrips Members are the volunteers and driving force behind the WorldVentures Foundation’s Service Days and global initiatives. read more

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Bulgaria’s Air Is Dirtiest in Europe, Study Finds, Followed by Poland

Bulgaria has the highest levels of two kinds of particulate matter that can lead to health problems from asthma to cancer, the European Union says in an environmental study.
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An American Shutdown Reaches the Earth’s End

If the government shutdown stymies Antarctic research planned for this year, it could jeopardize scientific studies built on decades of work.
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Ailing Occupants of the Bronx Zoo Get Sophisticated Medical Care

The treatment of Holli, a female gorilla with a stomach abscess, offers an inside look at how the Bronx Zoo cares for animals who fall ill.
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Bits Blog: Dear Twitter, Please ‘Like’ This

While social networks copy each other’s features all the time, is it time for Twitter to adopt Facebook and Instagram’s “like” button?
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Amazon to open Tel Aviv office to support cloud services

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Amazon.com will open an office in Tel Aviv to support its cloud computing offering called Amazon Web Services (AWS), the company’s chief technology officer said on Tuesday.
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Yandex buys Russian movie review site

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian internet group Yandex said on Tuesday it had acquired KinoPoisk, the largest Russian-language website dedicated to movies, in a move to further enhance its search.
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Tim Cook brings in Burberry boss to restore Apple's shine

LONDON (Reuters) – Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts rebuilt the brand after over-exposure of its trademark pattern alienated wealthy clientele. Her approach: to embrace digital innovation, build a strong online business and tap Chinese and Latin American markets.
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Spain's mobile market shows signs of further recovery in August

MADRID (Reuters) – The number of mobile phone connections in Spain increased for a fourth straight month in August, data published on Tuesday showed, marking a tentative recovery after two years of client losses.
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Mexico government says recovers 68 percent of disputed 2.5 GHz spectrum

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s government said on Monday it had reached a deal with concession-holders, including MVS Multivision, to recover 68 percent of available space in the country’s disputed 2.5 GHz spectrum, which could boost competition in the telecoms sector.
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