June 24, 2017

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e-Commerce in China

ecommerce

In China it’s already 60 per cent the size it is in the US, and has been growing almost twice as fast, says Goldman Sachs. [Read more…]

Ali’s gloves auctioned

Ali Gloves

New York – Muhammad Ali’s gloves he wore against Sonny Liston to win his first heavyweight world title were auctioned for $836 500 on Saturday, almost 50 years to the day after the fight. [Read more…]

Manhunt documentary series

 manhunt

Ex-Navy SEAL Joel Lambert is pitted up against the world’s most elite tracking teams for Discovery Channel’s brand new six-part documentary series, Manhunt. [Read more…]

Agreement on Iran nuclear power

iran nuclear

The South African government has welcomed the Geneva agreement between world powers and Iran agreeing to a temporary freeze of its nuclear programme.

According to the six-month agreement — reached between the US, China, Russia, the UK, France and Germany — Iran will curb some of its nuclear activities and receive US $7 billion in sanctions relief. Iran agreed to halt nuclear activities by 20% and gave UN inspectors access to its facilities. [Read more…]

What’s So Different About Poison Gas?

Syria
The crisis over the use of chemical weapons in Syria raises many questions, particularly about the moral hysteria being stoked by the US, whose own record challenges its credibility. [Read more…]

Tax Avoidance, Guilty

Tax Avoidance

Tax Avoidance

The current brouhaha over highly successful tax planning by multinationals such as Apple is simply ridiculous. [Read more…]

Energy Turns Out To Be Expensive

Wind Turbine

Wind Turbine

“Free” Energy Turns Out To Be Expensive

A new study by the UK’s Renewable Energy Foundation (REF) shows that wind farms are much less viable than expected. The assumptions used for planning new installations and subsidy programmes are hopelessly optimistic. [Read more…]