Day: September 14, 2022

Business

From carmakers to refiners, U.S. industries brace for rail strike

Car buyers might not get the vehicle they want on time, commuter rail lines could see service disrupted, and shipments from everything from oil to livestock feed could be snarled. Those are just a few of the wide-ranging impacts a walkout by U.S. rail workers would have on the country’s industries and economy. A strike […]

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Sports

US Open a Coming-Out Party for Russian and Belarusian Tennis Stars

Wimbledon barred players from Russia and Belarus over the war in Ukraine. At their first Grand Slam since the French Open, Karen Khachanov and Aryna Sabalenka are making a run.

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Health

New Covid-19 rules ‘poorly drafted’, say experts

Brian Sokutu Madhi described as ‘ludicrous’ a move to subject international travellers to a PCR test before arrival ‘but not so if travelling regularly from neighbouring countries’. Minister of Health Dr Joe Phaahla during a visit to South Africa’s vaccine research sites on 11 February 2022 in Cape Town. Picture: Gallo Images/Daily Maverick/Leila Dougan Having […]

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Overseas

End of COVID-19 pandemic is ‘in sight’, WHO chief says on years-long global health crisis

The world has never been in a better position to end the COVID-19 pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, his most optimistic outlook yet on the years-long health crisis which has killed over six million people. “We are not there yet. But the end is in sight,” WHO Director-General Tedros […]

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Business

Jim Beam outlines expansion to ramp up bourbon production

Jim Beam plans to ramp up bourbon production at its largest Kentucky distillery to meet growing global demand in a more than $400 million expansion to be powered…

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Life & style

Australian bride shares her strict rules for wedding guests

A bride-to-be has shared the very strict rules she will be enforcing at her upcoming wedding – including no kids and no phones. A woman has gone viral online for opening up about the seven very strict rules that her guests will have to follow at her wedding in February next year. The Australian mum-to-be […]

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Gadgets & technology

Top Widgets app lets you add squares of info to iPhone lock screen

Top Widgets is the second most popular free app in Apple’s App Store. Sofia Pitt Apple’s iOS 16 iPhone update, released this week, lets iPhone users add little squares or rectangles of information known as “widgets” to the lock screen. That’s helped popularize Chinese app Top Widgets, which rocketed to the second most popular free […]

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Health

Covid-19 update: 9,253 new cases reported in SA

Citizen Reporter 24.626,847 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors. Photo: AFP/Patrick T. Fallon South Africa has identified 9,253 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, has announced. This brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed […]

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Sports

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Defends 1-Year Suspension for Owner’s Misconduct

Adam Silver, the league’s commissioner, said the suspension and $10 million fine were fair, considering the “totality” of the career of Robert Sarver, who owns Phoenix’s N.B.A. and W.N.B.A. teams.

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Gadgets & technology

Lawmakers Grill TikTok Executive About Ties to China

TikTok’s chief operating officer, Vanessa Pappas, faced questions about whether the company would ever hand over user data to Chinese officials.

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