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

Bucs intensity has returned - Vermezovic

South African Premier Soccer League club, Orlando Pirates have regained their fighting spirit, according to head coach Vladimir Vermezovic, after his side clawed their way back from a goal down to beat SuperSport United on Sunday. Pirates had lost some momentum during the recent FIFA breaks for international fixtures, Vermezovic admitted, which was compounded by the death of former captain Senzo Meyiwa. Having recovered from that setback has delighted the coach following Pirates’ 2-1 victory in Atteridgeville. Read more about Bucs intensity has returned - Vermezovic

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Bank Windhoek swimming gala to be held at Olympia

The last Bank Windhoek Swimming Gala for 2014 will be held this weekend at the Olympia swimming pool in Windhoek. The gala starts off on Friday, November 28 at 15:00. 102 swimmers are expected to attend the event, which will bring an end to this year’s swimming series. Top swimmers, Zanré Oberholzer, Toni Roth, Sonja Adelaar and Daniela Lindemeier, who will be participating in the World Short Course Championships in Doha, Qatar, early in December, will not be available for this gala. This leaves room for our upcoming juniors to take top honours in the offered events. Read more about Bank Windhoek swimming gala to be held at Olympia

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Wallaby Beale seeks redemption from ‘silly mistake’

Troubled Wallaby Kurtley Beale says his redemption mission is still a work in progress, promising to learn from past mistakes and become a better player and person. The player’s six-week Wallabies exile ended in Dublin when he came off the bench in the 26-23 defeat to Ireland on Saturday. It was his first appearance for Australia since the investigation into a lewd message to former team business manager Di Patston that Beale described as a “silly, stupid, schoolboy prank”. Read more about Wallaby Beale seeks redemption from ‘silly mistake’

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Trainer hails KBF championship

The Khomas Boxing Federation’s (KBF) championship, which was held over the weekend, has come in for praise from one of the trainers whose boxers took part in the competition. Former professional boxer-turned trainer, Ludwig Haimbodi, who runs Warriors’ Promotions, said that it is at such kinds of events that the future stars are bred. “This type of tournament is where the champions come from,” he reflected yesterday. “The tournament was fine and everything went according to the rules and I can say it was great,” he added. Read more about Trainer hails KBF championship

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28 dead in Kenya attack

Kenyan security forces have pursued and killed more than 100 militants and destroyed their camp in Somalia after the ambush of a Nairobi-bound bus that killed 28 people, Deputy President William Ruto said this past Sunday.
Somalia's Islamist al-Shabaab militants have claimed responsibility for the attack on Saturday, when gunmen ordered passengers on the bus to recite Qur’an verses and shot dead non-Muslims - 19 men and nine women - who could not.
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Mugabe tightens grip on party

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has changed the constitution of his ruling ZANU-PF party to allow him to directly appoint his deputies, giving the 90-year-old sole power to anoint his successor, party sources said on Sunday.
Until now Mugabe and his two ZANU-PF deputies have been elected by members from the country's 10 regions. The deputies automatically took up the same posts in government.
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Gambling: Firms aim to avoid addiction

On the websites of Britain's bookmakers, gamblers can bet around the clock on anything from soccer in Azerbaijan to financial market fluctuations, while others in betting shops feed high-stake machines that can devour £300 (N$5 123) a minute.
This anywhere, anytime gambling culture has changed the face of the industry over the past 15 years and brought fresh temptations to those who struggle to prevent a harmless flutter from becoming a dangerous addiction.
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Russia has no plan to cut oil output

Russia, the world's biggest energy exporter, does not plan to cut oil production to shore up prices, Rossiya 24 television quoted Energy Minister Alexander Novak as saying.
Russia, which relies on oil and gas exports for about half its federal budget, has been hit this year by a fall in global oil prices as well as by Western sanctions over its role in the Ukraine's crisis.
The energy ministry confirmed Novak's quote to Reuters, adding that it was part of an interview with state-run Rossiya 24, the full version of which has yet to be aired.
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