South Africa extends grants payments contract to avert social aid crisis

Jacob Zuma leads celebrations of 10 years of the existence of the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA), on 19 Jul 2016. So, what does President Zuma, the man who once so stoutly defended his handy political ally , do? Responding to the Co... More..

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by | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Oil Drops as US Drilling Growth Threatens to Counter OPEC Cuts

Last week speculators cut more than 150,000 contracts betting on firmer USA and Brent oil prices, a record high. The number of active US rigs drilling for oil rose for a ninth straight week-up 14 to 631 last ...More..

UK seeks German defence pact to bolster post-Brexit solidarity
by | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

UK seeks German defence pact to bolster post-Brexit solidarity

Mr. Davis also said that an assessment of the impact a no-deal situation had been anyhow carried out during the referendum campaign, but he added that he thinks that "one of the issues that's arisen is that t...More..

Alaska congressman not convinced GOP bill is right for health care woes
by | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Alaska congressman not convinced GOP bill is right for health care woes

He said a lot of members had brought "a lot of good ideas to the table". "My prediction is they don't have the votes. I think they're all very aware of the political advantages and disadvantages". "Nothing's ch...More..

Flight Attendant Lives The Dream, Perfectly Recreates Britney Spears' 'Toxic' Video
by | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Flight Attendant Lives The Dream, Perfectly Recreates Britney Spears' 'Toxic' Video

In the video, Assraf can be seen mimicking Britney's routine from her music video, including; answering the cabin intercom phone and pushing the service cart down the jetliner's aisle, all the while dancing and...More..

Gionee A1 smartphone launching in India today; watch livestreaming here
by | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Gionee A1 smartphone launching in India today; watch livestreaming here

Gionee A1 has finally gone official in India, after debuting at the MWC 2017. However, it is still unclear if the A1 Plus will make its Indian debut today. The front camera has fixed-focus, f/2.0 aperture and...More..

German industrial production picks up in January
by | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

German industrial production picks up in January

Contracts for "Made in Germany" goods were down by 7.4 per cent in January on the month, the economy ministry said. In a statement alongside the data, it said: "The weak start to the year should be manageable...More..

Tesla drops base Model S 60, 60D from lineup
by | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tesla drops base Model S 60, 60D from lineup

For another $6,500, the owners were given the option to unlock the entire capacity of the pack - if they wanted to do that after the purchase, it would cost them around $10,000. But since the Model 3 is nearly ...More..

Bill Gates tops Forbes' rich list but Trump's wealth slips
by | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Bill Gates tops Forbes' rich list but Trump's wealth slips

Last year, Warren's paltry $1.7 billion ranked him 32nd in Texas and 1067th among the world's billionaires, according to Forbes . "Gainers since last year's list outnumbered losers by more than three to on...More..

Gates tops 'Forbes' rich list as president loses $200m
by | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Gates tops 'Forbes' rich list as president loses $200m

President Trump slipped 220 spots on the list to number 544 with an estimated worth of $3.5 billion. "Midtown Manhattan real estate is down; therefore, so is Donald Trump's fortune". Forbes' 30th annual list...More..

Jeff Jones, Uber's president, resigns: A quick guide to every departing exec
by | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Jeff Jones, Uber's president, resigns: A quick guide to every departing exec

Uber Technologies President Jeff Jones is quitting after less than a year, amid multiple controversies engulfing the ride-hailing company. Jones joined Uber in October 2016 from retailer Target Corp. Fou...More..

by | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Crude futures settle lower as USA supply concerns return

Last week speculators cut more than 150,000 contracts betting on firmer USA and Brent oil prices, a record high. Oil prices settled at their lowest level in almost a week, as another rise in active USA oil ri...More..

by | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Saudi Arabia Cut Crude Exports in January After OPEC Agreement

Growing US production is playing into concerns about the effectiveness of the deal to cut production by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and non-OPEC members. The price did dip below that r...More..

Bill Gates tops Forbes' rich list, President Trump slips
by | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Bill Gates tops Forbes' rich list, President Trump slips

Forbes cites a weak real estate market in Manhattan for the President's drop. Rather, Trump's net worth is down because about 40 per cent of his wealth comes from real estate he owns in midtown Manhattan, New...More..

Forbes unveils 31st annual list of world's richest billionaires
by | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Forbes unveils 31st annual list of world's richest billionaires

Other billionaires on the list include Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim Helu ($54.5 billion), Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison ($52.2 billion), brothers Charles and David Koch ($48.3 billion each) and former New Yor...More..

by | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Commodities Round-up: Oil prices tumble amid as U.S. production continues to increase

The West Texas Intermediate crude futures were trading at US$0.71 lower to US$48.07 a barrel. May Brent crude gave up 29 cents, or 0.6%, to $51.47 a barrel on the ICE Futures exchange in London. Meanwhile, the ...More..

Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey found
by | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey found

Ortega resigned two days later for "personal reasons", the tabloid said in a statement . A helmet believed to belong to Von Miller, the Most Valuable Player at the 2016 Super Bowl won by the Denver Broncos...More..

Dollar slumps after Fed Evans reinforces rate outlook
by | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Dollar slumps after Fed Evans reinforces rate outlook

European stocks closed modestly lower on the day, with a 3.7-percent fall in Deutsche Bank shares hurting banking stocks. Hedge funds and money managers slashed their net long position in COMEX gold for the s...More..

by | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Seres Health, Inc. (NASDAQ:MCRB) Analyst Coverage

Finally, Cowen and Company restated a "buy" rating on shares of Seres Therapeutics in a research report on Wednesday, February 1st. Seres reported a net loss of $25.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2016, as ...More..

1 dead in auto-motorcycle crash in southern Lakewood
by | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

1 dead in auto-motorcycle crash in southern Lakewood

Police said a man driving a pickup truck ran the stop sign at eastbound Fifth Avenue and struck the motorcyclist, who was traveling northbound on Lincoln. More..

Jose Mourinho: This is the major problem with my Manchester United team
by | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Jose Mourinho: This is the major problem with my Manchester United team

Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.theeagleonline.com.ng as the source. "I know in the coming games we'll take the same fighting spirit u...More..

President Trump to Hold Rally in Louisville
by | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

President Trump to Hold Rally in Louisville

He told the crowd at the Kentucky Exposition Center NFL owners are tired to sign the supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement because they fear a Trump tweet. "Because they like it when people actually stan...More..

by | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Brazilian meatpackers hit as some countries halt imports

Just three of those were shut down by the Ministry of Agriculture - one owned by BRF over salmonella in chicken, and two small further-processing plants owned by independent operators. More than 80 per cent of ...More..

Paul Ryan: Obamacare Repeal Will Pass Thursday, Trump Is
by | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Paul Ryan: Obamacare Repeal Will Pass Thursday, Trump Is "Great Closer"

Ryan said Republican leaders still planned to bring the health care bill to a vote on the House of Representatives floor on Thursday. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick said in a Facebook post Saturday night that while h...More..

by | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Prices fall on fears of United States drillers counteracting OPEC cuts

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), together with other producers including Russian Federation, has pledged to cut its output by nearly 1.8 million barrels per day (bpd) between Januar...More..

Gauging the Impact of the Fed's Rate Hikes
by | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Gauging the Impact of the Fed's Rate Hikes

There are three Fed officials below the three-hike line: two who say the range between 75 basis points and 1% was appropriate, and one who said another quarter point was appropriate. "As I gain more confidence ...More..

China urges India to honor commitment on Tibet, avoid China-India relations
by | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

China urges India to honor commitment on Tibet, avoid China-India relations

Rajgir: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama today described himself as a "son of India" and hailed the secularism prevailing in the country. The Indian government is sponsoring the conference, titled "The ...More..

by | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Crude Oil Drops Near $48

May Brent crude LCOK7, -0.14% gave up 14 cents, or 0.3%, to $51.62 a barrel on the ICE Futures exchange in London. "While producers remain confident the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries' (O...More..

Big tease Neymar 'admires' Liverpool, Man United etc
by | Monday, March 20, 2017

Big tease Neymar 'admires' Liverpool, Man United etc

The club legend, who won three top-flight titles with The Gunners, believes a lack of investment in the squad is causing them serious problems. "Right now I'd still call United due to their ability to keep cl...More..

by | Monday, March 20, 2017

Brexit: Three key things to watch as article 50 is triggered

President of the European Council Donald Tusk has said he will issue draft Brexit negotiating guidelines to the other member states within 48 hours of the United Kingdom triggering article 50; in other words, b...More..

Government seeks designs for 'physically imposing' border wall
by | Monday, March 20, 2017

Government seeks designs for 'physically imposing' border wall

The Berkeley City Council last week voted to stop doing business with companies working on the wall, while reports indicate that officials in Oakland are considering a similar move. Among the requirements is th...More..

Borr Drilling Acquires Transocean's Shallow-Water Rigs For $1.4 Billion
by | Monday, March 20, 2017

Borr Drilling Acquires Transocean's Shallow-Water Rigs For $1.4 Billion

Other analysts also recently issued research reports about the company. Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG)'s growth estimate is -110.1 percent for the current quarter. The Relative Volume value measured for Transo...More..

by | Monday, March 20, 2017

Why You Won't Learn Much From Neil Gorsuch's Confirmation Hearing

JUDGE NEIL GORSUCH: Justice Scalia was a lion of the law. Hauptman added that the conversations in their class "were always respectful and cordial". Gorsuch will begin to take questions Tuesday morning. Gar...More..

Bob Dylan coming to Kelowna
by | Monday, March 20, 2017

Bob Dylan coming to Kelowna

Tickets go on sale March 24 at 10 a.m.at Ticketmaster and sell for $58 or $88 plus fees. Get tickets at www.tributecommunitiescentre.com, by calling 1-877-436-8811 or in person at the Tribute Communities C...More..

by | Monday, March 20, 2017

English Premier League result: Manchester City hold onto 3rd after Liverpool draw

Pep Guardiola congratulates Sergio Aguero after the draw yesterday. How you defend one cross is the quality because you are good at headers. City's players, Guardiola revealed, had been moping around the trai...More..