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Ahmed Kathrada: South African anti-apartheid icon dies at 87
- March 29, 2017

Later he was imprisoned in the Iconic Robben Island prisons for 18 years, the same jail that Mandela spent 21 years in confinement. According to AP, more recently in his life, Kathrada was an outspoken critic of current South African President Jacob Zuma, whose presidency has been tainted by scandals involving corruption. (more...)
European Union to Hold Brexit Summit in April European Union to Hold Brexit Summit in April
- March 29, 2017

Officially, Brussels reacted at its daily midday press conference, with Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas telling reporters: "Everything is ready on this side" and "we are ready to begin negotiations". But May has so far rejected the call for a new Scottish referendum until after Britain leaves the EU. "Conversely, if we do not end these uncertainties and push them to the end of negotiations, we will be headed for failure". (more...)
IOS 10.3 Is Now Live; Adds Find My AirPods, APFS & More
- March 29, 2017

Apple demonstrated this during WWDC a year ago with a Mac, showing how APFS saved time on a simple file copy compared to HFS+. Apple has added a lot of different functionality, making Siri play nice with payment apps so you can pay bills and check the status of those bills by summoning her. (more...)
China's Tencent pays hefty sum for a 5% stake in Tesla
- March 29, 2017

Internet giant Tencent's investment in Tesla could help the US-based electric auto company gain a stronger foothold in China and even facilitate Tesla in manufacturing its vehicles in the country, according to analysts. Chinese technology giant Tencent Holdings has purchased a five percent stake in U.S. electric carmaker Tesla for $1.78 billion, according to the U.S. (more...)
Rand continues to weaken amid uncertainty over Gordhan
- March 29, 2017

On Monday, the Presidency said it ordered Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas to cancel an worldwide investor roadshow. Gordhan has faced an vast amount of pressure since being placed in the role of finance minister after Zuma's ill-thought-out move to fire Nhlanhla Nene in December 2015. (more...)
Architecture Firm Unveils Plans for Space Skyscraper Hanging from Asteroid Architecture Firm Unveils Plans for Space Skyscraper Hanging from Asteroid
- March 29, 2017

Analemma , is an inverted form of traditional system of an earth-based foundation as it depends on a space-based supporting foundation from which the tower is suspended. Clouds Architecture Office joined hands with NASA recently and to plan and build a Martian habitat called Mars Ice Home . With business, sleeping and recreational quarters, the tower would essentially be an independent city. (more...)
North Korea again experiences failure to launch North Korea again experiences failure to launch
- March 29, 2017

North Korea responded to Tillerson's visit by saying it's not afraid of his stance and the USA needs to understand its pursuit of a nuclear deterrent, according to KCNA. On Saturday at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station, under supervision of North Korean Armed Forces, engineers performed successful test of latest rocket engine equipped with additional control steering motor. (more...)
DC-area forecast: Some sun and 60s today, rain seems likely Friday DC-area forecast: Some sun and 60s today, rain seems likely Friday
- March 29, 2017

Temperatures will remain in the low 50s. Tuesday is going to look a lot like Monday . The showers begin wrapping up Thursday morning but the clouds stick around and we'll be stuck in the upper 40s again as a result. There may be more clouds around this morning but a good amount of sunshine for this afternoon. Tomorrow | Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. (more...)
Late Anti-Apartheid Leader Ahmed Kathrada: 'Don't Harbor Hatred And Revenge'
- March 29, 2017

Born to immigrant Indian parents in the small town of Schweizer-Reneke in the North West province just before the Great Depression in 1929, Kathrada became involved in politics at the age of 12 when he distributed leaflets for the Young Communist League of South Africa. (more...)
Trump orders government to dismantle Obama's climate change policies Trump orders government to dismantle Obama's climate change policies
- March 29, 2017

The former head of United Nations climate negotiations says the Trump administration executive order rolling back energy regulations won't derail the landmark Paris climate change agreement. With the signing of this latest executive order, it is unclear if the US will be able to keep its part of the bargain. The Trump administration has not said whether it will pull out of the Paris deal. (more...)
Paul Manafort To Testify On Russia As House Intel Committee Drama Continues
- March 29, 2017

Nunes' office said the White House had "no input in the decision" to cancel Tuesday's hearing in which the former directors of national intelligence and the CIA and the former acting attorney general had already agreed to publicly testify . (more...)
Jason David Frank, Original 'Power Rangers' Star, Kicked Out of Movie Premiere Jason David Frank, Original 'Power Rangers' Star, Kicked Out of Movie Premiere
- March 29, 2017

Because a new movie based on the franchise is in theaters now. "And the idea of having to earn being a Power Ranger really sort of came to bear with these characters' issues once John came on to write the script". "It's more about a five-person story, an ensemble piece, rather than our love story". When I found out Bryan Cranston would be portraying Zordon, I knew I'd have to see this movie. (more...)
Power Rangers is No Match for Beauty and the Beast Power Rangers is No Match for Beauty and the Beast
- March 29, 2017

It's hard to imagine anyone better for the lead role here than Watson, with Belle sharing so many traits with the " Harry Potter " actress's Hermione Granger - bookish and lovely, yet a tad hard-headed when it comes to her principles. Belle is full of bluster rather than wonder and curiosity. The film also features the familiar characters Lumiere and Plumette, played by Ewan McGregor and British/South African actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw. (more...)
English city-based Twenty20 tournament moves a step closer English city-based Twenty20 tournament moves a step closer
- March 29, 2017

In a break with 130 years of tradition, none of England's existing 18 counties are due to feature in the new event. English cricket's new city-based Twenty20 tournament is set to move a giant stride closer with agreement at Lord's on Tuesday to dispatch a postal vote, for the necessary constitutional change, to the 41 representatives of first-class counties, MCC and recreational boards. (more...)
Google shares open source documentation online Google shares open source documentation online
- March 29, 2017

It'll contain Google's software, the supported organizations, a list of open source projects. In the past, we've told about the top open source projects from the likes of Google, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, etc. The site, at opensource.google.com, brings together all of its open-source initiatives, which it says number about 2,000 comprising millions of lines of code. (more...)
South Africa's Gordhan ordered home from London ahead of Gupta court case South Africa's Gordhan ordered home from London ahead of Gupta court case
- March 29, 2017

At 0645 GMT, the rand traded at 12.9950 per dollar, 2% weaker from its NY close on Monday. When asked about the plummeting of the rand following reports of the instruction, Mantashe said: "The real impact will be seen when there are any other steps". (more...)
Facebook's New Video Ad Format Aims to Make Ecommerce Easier Facebook's New Video Ad Format Aims to Make Ecommerce Easier
- March 29, 2017

Its is a well established facts that smartphones have emerged to be a dominating medium for e commerce and other businesses, and the videos of the merchandises, loading times of the websites and the way of showcasing the products play exceptional role in the sales of a product. (more...)
SsangYong Rexton First Offical Images Are Out SsangYong Rexton First Offical Images Are Out
- March 29, 2017

SsangYong had earlier teased this SUV, codenamed the Y400, last week by releasing some official sketches. The motor show will officially open to the public Friday. The vehicle manufacturer will also offer the vehicle with a 9.2-inch infotainment screen with Wi-Fi, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto as well as USB, AUX and Bluetooth connectivity. (more...)
Sony Xperia XZs Set to Launch in India on April 4 Sony Xperia XZs Set to Launch in India on April 4
- March 29, 2017

It will be officially launched on April 4th and on the same date, Lenovo is launching the affordable Moto G5 exclusively on Amazon India. Apart from the slow-motion wizardry of the camera , Sony says the new camera also has a Predictive Capture feature that automatically starts buffering images when it detects motion, allowing you capture that killer shot effortlessly. (more...)
Why Tinder helps National Basketball Association teams win more games on the road Why Tinder helps National Basketball Association teams win more games on the road
- March 29, 2017

That seems to be the the thought of at least one National Basketball Association general manager and other people in and around the league. One general manager calls it the "Tinderization of the National Basketball Association". One former player agreed with this assessment. The article also credited with National Basketball Association teams' use of charter planes over commercial flights as another reason for improvement of play on the road. (more...)

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