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AUDIO - @LVSuperbook' s @golfodds (Jeff Sherman) talks action on NFL pre-season, #TigerPhil match in Vegas and Browns-mania at the windows with @adamhilllvrj @cofieldandco @espnlasvegas ªªhttps://www.lvsportsnetwork.com/2018/08/18/audio-westgates-jeff-sherman-talks-action-on-nfl-pre-season-and-tiger-vs-phil-match-in-vegas/ …pic.twitter.com/93r25ke0RJºº August 18, 2018 at 09:08PM https://twitter.com/ESPNLasVegas/status/1030965701681532928

AUDIO - @LVSuperbook' s @golfodds (Jeff Sherman) talks action on NFL pre-season, #TigerPhil match in Vegas and Browns-mania at the windows with @adamhilllvrj @cofieldandco @espnlasvegas ªªhttps://www.lvsportsnetwork.com/2018/08/18/audio-westgates-jeff-sherman-talks-action-on-nfl-pre-season-and-tiger-vs-phil-match-in-vegas/ …ºº pic.twitter.com/93r25ke0RJ

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Reports start landing for ASX aspirant Latitude Financial | afr.com
Reports start landing for ASX aspirant Latitude Financial August 18, 2018 at 08:23PM https://ift.tt/2OJMOgy

Reports start landing for ASX aspirant Latitude Financial  The Australian Financial ReviewFull coverage

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The latest in a new generation of giant telescopes broke ground — Quartz
The latest in a new generation of giant telescopes broke ground this week August 18, 2018 at 06:54PM https://ift.tt/2MGtXFX

Space is hot.

Thanks to new rockets built by the private sector and the remarkable discovery of evidence of water on Mars, space flight and exploration are receiving more attention now than they have in decades. Soon, it won’t just be Earth’s immediate neighborhood in the news, either.

Construction began this week on the Giant Magellan Telescope in Chile, a mammoth, $1 billion project designed to see to the very edge of the universe. The telescope, scheduled to begin operation in 2024, will have an array of seven enormous mirrors totaling 80 feet in diameter, giving it 10 times the precision of the Hubble telescope. Among its advances is technology to help it correct for the distorting effect of Earth’s atmosphere by using software to make hundreds of adjustments per second to its array of secondary mirrors.

The project’s architects, a consortium of universities and institutions in the US, Korea, and Australia, chose to build in Chile’s Atacama desert for its clear, dry skies. Astronomers will use the Magellan Telescope to study the origins of elements and the birth of stars and galaxies, and to examine planets that have been identified as potentially harboring life.

The Giant Magellan Telescope is but one of several gigantic new telescopes expected to begin operation in the next decade. Also in Chile, the aptly-named European Extremely Large Telescope—a project funded by 15 European countries—will search the sky with a mirror 40 meters in diameter. In Hawaii, a team of American, Canadian, Japanese, Chinese, and Indian institutions are planning the very literally named Thirty Meter Telescope (it has, of course, a 30-meter diameter) for atop Mauna Kea, although local objections to its placement have stalled its progress.

And in 2021, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will launch. Intended to succeed the Hubble, the Webb won’t orbit Earth liked its predecessor. Instead, it will orbit the Sun, at a distance 1.5 million kilometers from Earth, three times farther from us than Hubble. In deep space, it will have the conditions necessary to find the universe’s most distant galaxies yet to be seen.

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Blended Capital: The Future of Social Impact Investing
Blended Capital: The Future of Social Impact Investing August 18, 2018 at 06:31PM https://ift.tt/2vUmedA

Over the past year there has been a lot of focus in the financial services community on social impact investing. Investors who have not…

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Breakingviews - Capital retreat turns light on Turkey lookalikes | Reuters
Breakingviews - Capital retreat turns light on Turkey lookalikes August 18, 2018 at 03:34PM https://ift.tt/2L4aPg8

Breakingviews - Capital retreat turns light on Turkey lookalikes  ReutersFull coverage

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Kofi Annan: A Humane Diplomat - Modern Diplomacy
Kofi Annan: A Humane Diplomat August 18, 2018 at 01:56PM https://ift.tt/2N0rVNw

Kofi Annan: A Humane Diplomat  Modern DiplomacyFull coverage

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UNDP launches Human Development Report on Northern Ghana August 18, 2018 at 01:32PM https://ift.tt/2L7nGy1 UNDP launches Human Development Report on Northern Ghana ... and foreign investors who would be willing to help alleviate poverty in the zone. via FDI in Ghana https://ift.tt/2DRmP1J
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Namibia: Katutura Hospital Goes Without Water - allAfrica.com
Namibia:Katutura Hospital Goes Without Water August 18, 2018 at 12:56PM https://ift.tt/2ONt37L [Namibian] THE Katutura Intermediate hospital is without water, the health permanent secretary confirmed today. via AllAfrica News: Water and Sanitation https://ift.tt/2uvmg8k
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Tanzania: UNHCR Hails Dar Commitment to Refugee Protection - allAfrica.com
Tanzania:UNHCR Hails Dar Commitment to Refugee Protection August 18, 2018 at 01:14PM https://ift.tt/2MY3JLN [Daily News] THE United Nations Agency for Refugees (UNHCR) Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Mr Volker Turk, has commended Tanzania for her commitment to refugee protection and longstanding generosity towards those fleeing conflict and persecution. via AllAfrica News: External Relations https://ift.tt/2uvL0gJ
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Namibia: Geingob Mourns Kofi Annan - allAfrica.com
Namibia:Geingob Mourns Kofi Annan August 18, 2018 at 12:44PM https://ift.tt/2OMaQY5 [Namibian] PRESIDENT Hage Geingob says Africa has lost a man of integrity and a hero of the continent, who worked persistently for a better humanity. via AllAfrica News: External Relations https://ift.tt/2uvL0gJ
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Nigeria: World Leaders Mourn Kofi Annan - allAfrica.com
Nigeria:World Leaders Mourn Kofi Annan August 18, 2018 at 12:44PM https://ift.tt/2MBH9vE [This Day] Tributes are pouring in for former former United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, who died in a hospital in Bern, Switzerland on Saturday. via AllAfrica News: External Relations https://ift.tt/2uvL0gJ
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South Africa: Jonas, Mentor and Treasury Top Dog First Up At State Capture Inquiry - allAfrica.com
South Africa:Jonas, Mentor and Treasury Top Dog First Up At State Capture Inquiry August 18, 2018 at 12:11PM https://ift.tt/2MnoYdT [News24Wire] Some of the witnesses who are expected to testify at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture on Monday have been revealed. via AllAfrica News: Corruption https://ift.tt/1gyXdJ7
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Walmart wants to take on Amazon with virtual reality shopping — Quartz
Walmart wants to take on Amazon with virtual reality shopping August 18, 2018 at 12:10PM https://ift.tt/2BjGOZS

Walmart, the world’s biggest company, is better known for cheap tube socks than its technical wizardry. But the company has thousands of developers plugging away in an airport-sized building at its headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas, and has launched a tech incubator, Store No. 8, that is cooking up ways to combat rival Amazon.

One potential front in the retail battle is virtual-reality shopping. Walmart has applied for patents for intellectual property that creates a “virtual showroom,” according to Bloomberg. The technology would give home shoppers with VR headsets and gloves the ability to browse through a (presumably uncrowded and meticulously clean) virtual store, pick up merchandise, and instantly add it to a queue for home delivery.

In theory, the technology would appeal to those attracted to Walmart’s prices and want to handle merchandise before they buy, but who dread visiting its vast supercenters.

Walmart is already starting to thrive online. In 2016, the company spent $3.3 billion to acquire the e-commerce site Jet.com and its CEO Marc Lore (paywall), who was charged with revitalizing Walmart’s online sales. Walmart has also diversified its assortment of goods available online with purchases of companies like Bonobos and ModCloth E-commerce sales surged 40% from last year in the quarter ending June 30, and the company says it expects to finish the year up 40% from 2017. Industry analysts attribute the success to the overhauling of its website.

AliBaba, the giant Chinese e-commerce site, debuted VR shopping with its Buy+ in 2016, and there are hints that Amazon is exploring the concept. But any VR retail strategy will need much wider adoption of headsets and home technology to become viable.

Walmart has made other forays into virtual reality. It uses a VR set to help prepare employees for the crush of Black Friday shoppers, and in February, bought Spatialand, a small VR developer. At the time of the purchase, the company was coy about its intentions for the technology. Now we’re starting to see what Walmart has in mind.

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GHL Bank staff support treatment of Hole-In-Heart patient - BusinessGhana News | Business
GHL Bank staff support patient's surgery. August 18, 2018 at 12:04PM https://ift.tt/2PkPLVV https://ift.tt/2PkPLVV

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12 hours ago by leconeyc
Africa: Statement by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on the Passing of Kofi Annan - allAfrica.com
Africa:Statement by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on the Passing of Kofi Annan August 18, 2018 at 12:14PM https://ift.tt/2OK8lWg [allAfrica] Monrovia -The world lost Kofi Annan today, a trail blazer for peace, freedom and for democracy, a voice of global moral authority, a humanitarian who never lost sight of his responsibility to lift up those in need. via AllAfrica News: External Relations https://ift.tt/2uvL0gJ
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Understanding the DA’s battle with BEE
Understanding the DA's battle with BEE August 18, 2018 at 11:37AM https://ift.tt/2MmOaB5

Understanding the DA's battle with BEE  Financial Mail

ANC-style BEE is not the only way to define black economic empowerment  Business DayFull coverage

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'Ramaphoria' evaporates as reality sets in for South Africa - Laredo Morning Times
'Ramaphoria' evaporates as reality sets in for South Africa August 18, 2018 at 11:34AM https://ift.tt/2OM7nsD

'Ramaphoria' evaporates as reality sets in for South Africa  Laredo Morning TimesFull coverage

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Transnet's CEO Gama Fights for His Job as Suspension Looms August 18, 2018 at 11:09AM https://ift.tt/2L3u8WS

Transnet's CEO Gama Fights for His Job as Suspension Looms  BloombergFull coverage

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Kenyan Actor Determined to Succeed in Hollywood - allAfrica.com
Kenya:Kenyan Actor Determined to Succeed in Hollywood August 18, 2018 at 11:14AM https://ift.tt/2OM2qA3 [Nation] Raymond Karago and his family moved to the United Kingdom when he was only 13. Ten years later, and now established as a filmmaker and actor, he still draws inspiration for his films from his motherland, Kenya. via AllAfrica News: External Relations https://ift.tt/2uvL0gJ
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Tanzania: Trained Rats Panacea to Pediatric TB Dilemma - allAfrica.com
Tanzania:Trained Rats Help to Detect Tuberculosis in Children August 18, 2018 at 10:47AM https://ift.tt/2L5OpLc [Daily News] WHILE some scientists in the country are taxing brain to come up with child-friendly diagnostic test for Tuberculosis (TB), a recent study shows that trained rats increase the detection of the disease in children significantly and could help address the childhood TB diagnosis challenges. via AllAfrica News: Innovation https://ift.tt/2ltCBaB
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