Sony ‘unveils’ social-focused PS4

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Sony is sharing its PlayStation 4 with the world, but there was no word on price or availability, other than a fl ash on the screen saying “Coming holiday 2013”.
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The Japanese electronics giant unveiled their new gaming system this week, hyping the machine as a “supercharged PC” with the ability to effortlessly share interactive experiences, by instantly broadcasting video of gaming action or virtually handing out health potions to friends online.

“Today marks a moment of truth and a bold step forward for PlayStation,” said Andrew House, Chief Executive Officer of Sony Computer Entertainment. Read more about Sony ‘unveils’ social-focused PS4

Season-ending fistball tourney scheduled for Swakopmund

The Namibian fistball season ends tomorrow when the SFC Sport Club in Swakopmund hosts the Bank Windhoek National Fistball Cup Competition. The tournament starts at 09:00. The tournament will be played in two categories, namely the National A League and the National B League. A cup will be up for grabs in each league. The second division (National B League) is expected to have a record number of participants with teams from Swakopmund, Walvis Bay and Windhoek participating. The favourites are SKW3, who recently won the Bank Windhoek National B League. Read more about Season-ending fistball tourney scheduled for Swakopmund

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Triple fun at triple header

The MTC Namibia Premier League made a return to the capital on Wednesday with the first of five matches taking place at Sam Nujoma Stadium, where African Stars beat Tura Magic 2-0. That game kick-started the latest round of action as the capital hosted its first matches after the opening four rounds were played away from the Khomas Region. With the TN Mobile CAF African Women’s Championship – the reason why games couldn’t take place in the capital - now done and dusted, the capital’s venues have been freed up. Read more about Triple fun at triple header

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Namibians help Arrows soar

Relegated Premier Soccer League (PSL) team Golden Arrows have stormed to the top of South Africa’s first division in an attempt to make a quick return to that country’s elite league. The team collected their fifth win of the season on Wednesday when Arrows defeated Baroka FC 4-2 at Chartsworth Stadium in Durban. That win gave the unbeaten Arrows a tally of 19 points after nine matches have been played in the first division. Arrows are home to four Namibian internationals. Read more about Namibians help Arrows soar

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India banks' soured loans hit 3-year high

Soured loans in India's banking system are at a three-year high, global credit rating agency Moody's said Wednesday, as it warned that a muted economic recovery means the sector's outlook could stay bleak.
Worries have been mounting about the threat to Indian banks from delinquent corporate loans in the state-dominated banking system following a sharp economic slowdown which the new right-wing government is seeking to reverse.
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Africa's first white leader in decades

Zambian Vice-President Guy Scott, named interim leader after the death of President Michael Sata has become Africa's first white head of state since South Africa's last apartheid president.
He will run the copper-rich country briefly - during the 90 days until fresh presidential elections are held.
But the 70-year-old is currently not eligible to become president because of foreign parentage rules in Zambia's 1996 constitution.
Scott's parents were migrants from Britain, Zambia's former colonial ruler. Read more about Africa's first white leader in decades

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No arrests made in Meyiwa case - SAPS

Reports that two men have been arrested in connection with the murder of Bafana Bafana goalkeeper and captain Senzo Meyiwa are not true, Gauteng police said yesterday.
"There is nothing like that. We are still investigating... the reports are untrue," Brigadier Neville Malila said.
The SABC reported on Wednesday night that two people had been arrested.
According to the public broadcaster, the two were being held for questioning after they were arrested in Nongoma, in northern KwaZulu-Natal. They were reportedly arrested following a tip-off by members of the public.
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Burning passion

One small cheque to a businessman, one giant leap for a meteorite: after journeys of millions of kilometres, rocks formed from the primordial soup of the solar system have landed on the walls of a Chinese showroom.
For some of China's wealthy, the terrestrial trappings of fast cars, designer bags and deluxe apartments are worthless compared to bounty from outer space.
Tong Xianping is among the Chinese entrepreneurs paying astronomic prices and making an impact in one of the world's more arcane markets.
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Samsung Q3 net profit tumbles

Samsung reported its smallest quarterly profit in nearly three years yesterday as its key smartphone business faltered under competition from Apple's iPhone6 and Chinese handset makers in an increasingly saturated market. Read more about Samsung Q3 net profit tumbles

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