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Chavez won’t take oath, VP says

Chavez won’t take oath, VP says

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez speaks at a press conference in Caracas on October 9, 2012. Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro says President Hugo Chavez will not attend the presidential inauguration this week for his third term in office due to health problems. In a letter to the Venezuelan National Assembly read out on Tuesday, Maduro [&hellip

Sony unveils bath-friendly phone

Sony unveils bath-friendly phone

Sony has announced a new smartphone that can be used in the shower or bath without the risk of damage. This water-resistant feature is relatively common in Japan, but has not been included in many top-end smartphones released elsewhere. The Xperia Z can also record HDR (high dynamic range) video, a facility borrowed from its [&hellip

Samata, Ulimwengu join Taifa Stars camp

Samata, Ulimwengu join Taifa Stars camp

  Thomas Ulimwengu The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) based national football team players, Mbwana Samatta and Thomas Ulimwengu, joined camp Sunday evening to prepare for the coming international friendly match against Ethiopia in Addis Ababa on Friday. The two players play their professional football with DRC giants TP Mazembe and there were fears that [&hellip

Imports to be inspected at ports of origin

Imports to be inspected at ports of origin

Leandri Kinabo Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) has conceded that quality inspection of industrial products is a daunting task for its understaffed set-up and that they have opted for cooperation between themselves and other stakeholders. “We have resolved to join forces with other organs…” announced Leandri Kinabo the acting director general of TBS, naming the [&hellip

Mobile tax payment approved by TRA

Mobile tax payment approved by TRA

Vodacom M-PESA Property and Personal Income Tax can now be paid via mobile money services or in simpler terms, one can now pay the said taxes via their cell phones, and M-pesa by Vodacom are at the forefront of this revolutionary mobile tax payment system. The Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) made the announcement calling the [&hellip

Police collects 439 unlicensed firearms

Police collects 439 unlicensed firearms

Police spokesperson, Advera Senso The Police force has succeeded to collect a total of 439 illegally owned firearms during an exercise which required citizens in illegal possession of any firearms to surrenders them to the police or district officers. In a statement unveiled by the Police spokesperson Advera Senso to The Guardian yesterday said that [&hellip

Lottery winner ‘died of poisoning’

Lottery winner ‘died of poisoning’

Urooj Khan said he planned to donate part of his winnings to a children’s hospital The death of a Chicago lottery winner has led to a murder investigation after a post-mortem examination found he died of cyanide poisoning. Urooj Khan, 46, died suddenly as he was about to collect almost $425,000 (£264,000), but his death [&hellip

Webb to referee Man United vs Liverpool

Webb to referee Man United vs Liverpool

Howard Webb will referee Sunday’s Premier League game between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford. The 2010 World Cup final official has not taken charge of the fiery fixture since an FA Cup tie two years ago. In that game,  which Liverpool lost 1-0 at Old Trafford, Webb controversially awarded a penalty against the [&hellip

Messi Wins Fourth Straight Best Player Award

Messi Wins Fourth Straight Best Player Award

Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi has been awarded the Ballon d’Or for a fourth year running. Messi, 25, hit 91 goals during 2012 and beat club team-mate Andres Iniesta and Real Madrid’s Ronaldo to the trophy. Despite his goals, the Catalan giants failed to win either the Spanish league title or Champions League last [&hellip

Boeing Dreamliner catches fire

Boeing Dreamliner catches fire

The fire broke out after passengers and crew members had disembarked from the plane Japan Airlines said that a fire broke out in one of its Boeing 787 Dreamliners, shortly after it landed in Boston, following a flight from Tokyo. The fire started after a battery in the jet’s auxiliary power system overheated. The airline [&hellip