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TYPHOID SPREADS IN HARARE

The typhoid outbreak, which first hit Harare’s oldest suburb of Mbare, has spread to Kuwadzana and Dzivarasekwa, where more than 30 people have been admitted and treated of typhoid.

In an interview, City of Harare’s Health Services Director, Dr Pr...

2 die near Nyamakate bus crash scene

Heather Charema and John Murwira TWO people died on the spot while three others were seriously injured in a horrific accident at Morongora Wafa Wafa escapement yesterday morning after the haulage truck they were travelling in failed to negotiate a sharp curve and collided with an oncoming vehicle. The accident occurred a spitting distance from...

U.S. caused troubles in Middle East region, Sudan’s Bashir tells Putin

November 23, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir Thursday fustigated the U.S. policy in the Middle East region and praised Russia for its support for his country on the international arena.
Al-Bashir who is visiting Russia for the first time held talks on Thursday with President Vladimir Putin on economic and military cooperation between the two countries at the Black Sea resort of Sochi.
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Crisis as 0.5m children miss vital vaccinations

Almost half-a-million newborn babies missed out on immunisation because of the nation-wide nurses’ strike. The Kenya Red Cross Society Secretary General Abbas Gullet said children facing the biggest risk were in semi-arid and arid regions where expectant mothers could not access private health services. Gullet asked county governors to spearhead a catch-up programme for vulnerable ...

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Zimbabwe’s next leader prepares to take power

Harare, Thursday Zimbabwe’s incoming president Emmerson Mnangagwa was preparing today to take power after the shock resignation of Robert Mugabe brought 37 years of authoritarian rule to an end. Mnangagwa, who has close ties to the army and the security establishment, returned to the country on Wednesday to take the reins, and told adoring crowds ...

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How Much Money DubstepGutter Makes On YouTube – Net Worth

DubstepGutter Net Worth – $850,000 DubstepGutter or just Gutter is a Romanian dubstep promoter whose real name is Daniel Satmareanu. He has an estimated net worth of $850,000. He started off back in January 25th in 2011 and his content is mainly promoting music by famous dubstep artists like Spag Heddy, Barley Alive etc. He […]

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No. 5 Villanova beats Tennessee 85-76 in Battle 4 Atlantis

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Jalen Brunson scored 25 points to help fifth-ranked Villanova rally from 15 down and beat Tennessee 85-76 in Thursday’s semifinals at the Battle 4 Atlantis.

The Wildcats (5-0) trailed 44-29 with 1:39 left before roaring out of a break with a dominating run. Villanova scored the first 11 points as part of that 23-2 burst, with the Wildcats playing far more aggressively and getting out in transition.

Mikal Bridges added 21 points for Villanova, which shot 52 percent after halftime and built a 15-point lead with 4:40 left before having to hold off a late rally by the Volunteers.

Grant Williams scored 20 points for Tennessee (3-1), which clawed to within 79-76 on Admiral Schofield’s 3-pointer with 51.6 seconds left. But that was as close as the Volunteers got, with Villanova hitting four free throws and getting a breakaway dunk from Donte DiVincenzo with 13.2 seconds left to seal it.

BIG PICTURE

Tennessee: The Volunteers were coming off an overtime win against No. 18 Purdue in the first round and they were poised to add an even bigger upset. But that flat second-half start wiped out a strong half’s worth of work and squandered the momentum that came through their board work and converting turnovers.

Villanova: That’s two straight days the Wildcats put together a second-half spurt to take control in the Bahamas. They did it in Round 1 against Western Kentucky to finally break the game open, but this one — full of active hands, deflected passes and guys diving on the floor — brought them back in a game that was once getting away from them.

UP NEXT

Tennessee: The Volunteers will play the North Carolina State-Northern Iowa loser in Friday’s third-place game.

Villanova: The Wildcats will play the N.C. State-Northern Iowa winner in Friday’s championship game.

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No. 11 West Virginia women top Butler 75-68 in Paradise Jam

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — Teana Muldrow had 18 points, seven rebounds and four assists, Naomi Davenport added 16 points and 15 boards, and No. 11 West Virginia beat Butler 75-68 on Thursday in the relocated Paradise Jam.

West Virginia scored the opening 10 points of the game and held Butler to just seven points in the quarter. Davenport had a double-double in the first half with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Butler rallied in the second half to take a 66-65 lead with 2:17 remaining in the game, but back-to-back 3-pointers by Muldrow and Chania Ray gave the Mountaineers a five-point lead. Muldrow sealed it by making four straight free throws.

Ray also scored 16 points and had eight assists for West Virginia (4-0). Kristina King and Katrina Pardee each added 10 points as all five starters finished in double figures.

West Virginia will play Drexel on Friday and Virginia Tech on Saturday in the Island Division. The tournament was moved from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands due to damage from Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Whitney Jennings made five 3-pointers and scored 24 points for Butler (3-2), which lost to No. 17 South Florida 71-55 Monday. Kristen Spolyar added 17 points and three 3-pointers as the Bulldogs were 9 of 17 from distance. Tori Schickel, who entered averaging 19 points per game with Jennings, had 12 points on 3-of-11 shooting and nine rebounds.

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Tobacco industry ‘playing dirty’

Civil Society Organisations have accused the tobacco industry of interfering with the Executive and the Legislature in the latter’s quest for the development and implementation of tobacco control legislation. During a meeting held in Nairobi, the lobby groups said that mega projects by the tobacco industry succeeded due to bribery. For instance, a new study; ...

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38 Things To Be Thankful For

In case you haven't started counting down yet, there are 38 days left in 2017. Thanksgiving day is the perfect day to be thankful and we have put together a list of things to be thankful for every day until the year ends. It is easier to focus on what we don't have rather than […]

ThyssenKrupp lifted by record orders as shifts from steel

By Christoph Steitz and Tom Käckenhoff

ESSEN, Germany (Reuters) – Demand for next-generation lifts and car components enabled Thyssenkrupp <TKAG.DE> to report its highest annual order intake in five years as the German firm slowly exits steelmaking.

Thyssenkrupp is in the middle of a major shift under Chief Executive Heinrich Hiesinger towards technology and away from the more volatile steel industry, its traditional mainstay.

It has sold its money-losing Brazilian steel mill CSA Cia Siderúrgica do Atlántico SA to Ternium SA <TX.N> and struck a deal to combine its European steel businesses with that of India’s Tata Steel <TISC.NS> in 2018.

“The structural problems in the European steel industry have not gone away. We still have significant overcapacities also on the European flat steel market,” Hiesinger said on Thursday.

But labor representatives are demanding job protection for workers and say Thyssenkrupp is shirking responsibility for a business whose roots go back more than 200 years.

Hiesinger said he remained confident an agreement with workers can be found as thousands were expected to stage demonstrations at Thyssenkrupp’s tin plate production site in Andernach, calling for job and plant guarantees.

“All conceivable alternatives would involve far greater job cuts,” Hiesinger said, referring to 2,000 job losses that were already announced along with the joint venture in September.

Shareholder Cevian, which holds around 18 percent of Thyssenkrupp, described the results as concerning, saying management had set a target four years ago to achieve operating margins of 6-7 percent but was only making half that.

“The strategy has not yet delivered what was promised” Cevian co-founder Lars Foerberg told German daily Handelsblatt in an interview.

He said while the company had found a good solution for the steel division, it needed to look at finding the right structure for its other divisions to become more competitive.

“There are various options to find the right structure. A joint venture, decentralized company structure, spin-off. The main point is that old-style conglomerates don’t work,” he said.

The chief executive of Siemens <SIEGn.DE> also said earlier this month that he saw no future for old-school conglomerates.

CATCHING A LIFT

While slowly reducing its dependency on steel, Thyssenkrupp is staking its future on its elevators unit, its most profitable, as well as demand from the automotive sector, its biggest customer group accounting for about a quarter of sales.

ThyssenKrupp’s order intake rose 18 percent to 44.29 billion euros ($52 billion) in the financial year to Sept. 30 while adjusted earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) reached 1.91 billion euros, beating the 1.73 billion expected by analysts in a Reuters poll.

Operating profit at its elevators unit, which mostly caters to clients in the United States and Europe with its internet-connected elevators, rose 7 percent to 922 million euros, making it the group’s single biggest profit contributor.

At its components technology unit, which supplies parts to nine out of 10 premium cars, including all models of electric car maker Tesla <TSLA.O>, operating profit grew 12 percent to 377 million euros.

Shares in the group turned positive after sharp early falls, and closed up almost 4 percent. “The numbers came out better than feared, although the outlook could disappoint people a bit,” said one trader.

Thyssenkrupp, which recommended an unchanged dividend of 0.15 euros per share, said it expects adjusted EBIT this year of 1.8-2.0 billion euros while analysts on average expect 2.03 billion euros.

($1 = 0.8462 euros)

(Editing by Douglas Busvine, Alexander Smith and Adrian Croft)

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U.S. judge orders Uber customer to arbitrate price-fixing claims

By Jonathan Stempel

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. judge ruled that Uber can force an unhappy Connecticut customer’s price-fixing case against the ride-service company into arbitration, after the customer said the proposed class action belonged in court because he never agreed to arbitrate.

In an order dated Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan also dismissed claims by the customer, Spencer Meyer, against former Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] Chief Executive Travis Kalanick, unless Meyer wished to arbitrate.

Rakoff, long a critic of mandatory arbitration, said he would explain his reasoning later. Reuters obtained a copy of his order, which was not available in online court records.

“We are awaiting the court’s opinion and will consider all options as to how to proceed,” John Briody, a lawyer for Meyer, said in an email on Thursday.

Uber said in an email: “We are pleased with the court’s decision.” Lawyers for Kalanick did not immediately respond on Thursday to requests for comment.

Arbitration clauses are often buried in lengthy terms of service that customers never see or would struggle to read.

Critics say the clauses, which often forbid class actions, dissuade many people from pursuing claims at all.

Meyer had accused San Francisco-based Uber and Kalanick of conspiring with drivers, whose earnings are shared with Uber, to charge “surge pricing” fares during peak demand periods.

He said he never agreed to arbitrate because a keypad had obscured a hyperlink to Uber’s terms of service, including the arbitration clause, when he signed up with his smartphone.

Uber countered that Meyer had an unobstructed view of the hyperlink, and waived the keypad issue because he could have raised it sooner. The lawsuit began in December 2015.

Kalanick said claims against him must be dismissed because he was no longer Uber’s chief executive. He resigned in June after a shareholder revolt.

On Aug. 17, the federal appeals court in Manhattan had reinstated the arbitration provision, overturning a July 2016 ruling by Rakoff that found it unenforceable.

Later that month, the appeals court said Rakoff may consider new evidence about how long Uber customers could see the hyperlink, including when entering credit card information.

Internet companies and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have argued during the litigation that a loss by Uber could inhibit e-commerce and threaten the enforceability of online contracts.

The case is Meyer v. Kalanick et al, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, No. 15-09796.

(Reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York; Editing by Jonathan Oatis and Dan Grebler)

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Protesting Anglophone MPs disrupt parliament in Cameroon

Lawmakers predominantly from Cameroon’s Anglophone region on Thursday disrupted parliamentary proceedings in protest over the crisis in their region.

Members of Parliament from the main opposition Social Democratic Front (SDF) party threatened that there will be no business in the house till the ‘Anglophone crisis’ was tabled for debate.

Amid chanting of slogans and singing, the protesting MPs asked how many more people were going to be killed by the Paul Biya-led government.

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SDF MPs put up a spectacular show in parliament & disrupt deliberatxs.
They r chantx the famous “how many pple Paul B go kill..” pic.twitter.com/INIJKzBflL— Mimi237 (@Mimimefo237) November 23, 2017

The Northwest and Southwest regions of the central African country have been under curfew following deadly attacks on security operatives by members of a separatist group. Four Cameroonian security forces have so far been killed, the government confirmed.

Security forces last month stopped a planned demonstration in the port city of Douala organised by the SDF. The protest was said to be in solidarity with the embittered Anglophone regions.

People in the said regions have long decried marginalization by the majority French speaking part of the country. An attempted independence declaration under the Ambazonia Republic was met with armed force leading to deaths, mass arrests and injuries.

The government has described the secessionists as terrorists and also issued international arrest warrant in respect of 16 leaders of the secessionists. President Paul Biya has condemned the violence and called for dialogue but concrete efforts in that direction have yet to materialize.

Holly Willoughby Defends Jack Maynard After He Was Axed From ‘I’m A Celeb’ For Inappropriate Tweets

It has only been on our screens for a few days, but this year’s series of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! is already threatening to fall to pieces. The first scandal occurred after three days when 22-year-old YouTuber, Jack Maynard, was sent packing. This was reportedly the result of controversial tweets he sent as a teenager […]

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EU privacy regulators to discuss Uber hack next week

By Julia Fioretti

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union privacy regulators will discuss ride-hailing app Uber’s [UBER.UL] massive data breach cover-up next week and could create a task-force to coordinate investigations.

Uber faces regulatory scrutiny after CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said the company covered up a data breach last year that exposed personal data from around 57 million accounts.

The chair of the group of European data protection authorities – known as the Article 29 Working Party – said on Thursday the data breach would be discussed at its meeting on Nov. 28 and 29.

While EU data protection authorities cannot impose joint sanctions, they can set up task-forces to coordinate national investigations.

When a new EU data protection law comes into force next May, regulators will have the power to impose much higher fines – up to 4 percent of global turnover – and coordinate more closely.

Uber paid hackers $100,000 to keep secret the massive breach.

The stolen information included names, email addresses and mobile phone numbers of Uber users around the world, and the names and license numbers of 600,000 U.S. drivers, Khosrowshahi said. Uber declined to say what other countries may be affected.

“We cannot but voice our strong concern for the breach suffered by Uber, which was reported belatedly by the U.S. company. We initiated our inquiries and are gathering all the information that can help us assess the scope of the data breach and take the appropriate steps to protect any Italian citizens involved,” said Antonello Soro, President of the Italian Data Protection Authority on Wednesday.

The British data protection authority also said the concealment of the breach raised “huge concerns” about Uber’s data policies and ethics.

Long known for its combative stance with local taxi regulators, Uber has faced a stream of top-level executive departures over issues from sexual harassment to data privacy to driver working conditions, which led its board to remove Travis Kalanick as CEO in June.

(Reporting by Julia Fioretti; Editing by Mark Potter)

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U.S. judge orders Uber customer to arbitrate price-fixing claims

By Jonathan Stempel

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. judge ruled that Uber can force an unhappy Connecticut customer’s price-fixing case against the ride-service company into arbitration, after the customer said the proposed class action belonged in court because he never agreed to arbitrate.

In an order dated Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan also dismissed claims by the customer, Spencer Meyer, against former Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] Chief Executive Travis Kalanick, unless Meyer wished to arbitrate.

Rakoff, long a critic of mandatory arbitration, said he would explain his reasoning later. Reuters obtained a copy of his order, which was not available in online court records.

“We are awaiting the court’s opinion and will consider all options as to how to proceed,” John Briody, a lawyer for Meyer, said in an email on Thursday.

Uber said in an email: “We are pleased with the court’s decision.” Lawyers for Kalanick did not immediately respond on Thursday to requests for comment.

Arbitration clauses are often buried in lengthy terms of service that customers never see or would struggle to read.

Critics say the clauses, which often forbid class actions, dissuade many people from pursuing claims at all.

Meyer had accused San Francisco-based Uber and Kalanick of conspiring with drivers, whose earnings are shared with Uber, to charge “surge pricing” fares during peak demand periods.

He said he never agreed to arbitrate because a keypad had obscured a hyperlink to Uber’s terms of service, including the arbitration clause, when he signed up with his smartphone.

Uber countered that Meyer had an unobstructed view of the hyperlink, and waived the keypad issue because he could have raised it sooner. The lawsuit began in December 2015.

Kalanick said claims against him must be dismissed because he was no longer Uber’s chief executive. He resigned in June after a shareholder revolt.

On Aug. 17, the federal appeals court in Manhattan had reinstated the arbitration provision, overturning a July 2016 ruling by Rakoff that found it unenforceable.

Later that month, the appeals court said Rakoff may consider new evidence about how long Uber customers could see the hyperlink, including when entering credit card information.

Internet companies and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have argued during the litigation that a loss by Uber could inhibit e-commerce and threaten the enforceability of online contracts.

The case is Meyer v. Kalanick et al, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, No. 15-09796.

(Reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York; Editing by Jonathan Oatis and Dan Grebler)

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Nouveaux combats entre l’armée et les rebelles des ADF à Beni

Les FARDC s’affrontent de nouveau à des présumés rebelles des ADF depuis mercredi 22 novembre sur l’axe Mbau - Kamango au niveau des points kilométriques 6,16 et 25  en territoire de Beni (Nord-Kivu).

Selon des sources locales, mercredi dans la soirée, une patrouille de reconnaissance des FARDC serait tombée  dans  une embuscade  tendue par les ces présumés rebelles au niveau de PK 6. Selon les sources militaires, les combats n’ont fait aucune perte en vies humaines.

Alonso launches his own eSport team

ABU DHABI (Reuters) – Double world champion Fernando Alonso has become the first Formula One driver to launch his own eSport virtual racing team.

The 36-year-old, who drives for McLaren, presented the FA Racing G2 Logitech G team at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Thursday.

“I am a team principal, finally,” the Spaniard told reporters. “It is very exciting and it is a completely new thing to discover.”

The team is a joint venture with G2 eSports and McLaren sponsor Logitech and will participate across a variety of games, console and PC platforms, as well as all current competitions.

McLaren this week appointed a gamer as an official simulator driver, after running a “World’s Fastest Gamer” competition, and are also the first team to have a director of eSports.

The Abu Dhabi weekend will also see Formula One’s first eSport series world champion crowned after finals at the Yas Marina circuit.

Alonso’s team has already signed up one of those finalists, Turkish gamer Cem Bolukbasi.

“Every Formula One driver is a gamer at heart,” Alonso said in a statement. “Competing on the virtual stage opens a vast amount of possibilities for young drivers that wouldn’t otherwise have a chance to get into racing”.

McLaren executive director Zak Brown said in May that all Formula One teams could one day have their own virtual racing counterparts.

“I don’t see how any F1 team can ignore the power of eSports, the audience, the people it produces. So I’d like to think most F1 teams will do something in some way, shape or form,” he said at the time.

(Writing by Alan Baldwin in London, editing by Neil Robinson)

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16 Photos Of The Royal Family Which Prove They’re Not So Royal After All

A photograph really can say a thousand words. So when members of the Royal Family are carrying out their royal duties, they try their absolute best to avoid doing anything remotely outside the realm of acceptable behavior. The British royals are all too aware of the fact that everything they do is captured on camera, […]

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