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Jury finds Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius guilty, sentenced for 5 years imprisonment


Former Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to a maximum of five years in prison on Tuesday for the culpable homicide of his girlfriend last February. Pistorius’ defense team told the press that he would likely serve 10 months, or one-sixth of the term handed down by Judge Thokozile Masipa, before being released to serve the remaining time under house arrest. However,...


48 people who came in contact with Thomas Eric Duncan taken off Ebola watch list

ebola watch list contacts of Thomas Eric Duncan

The 48 people who had come in contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to die of Ebola virus in the US recently, heaved a sigh of relief ad they were finally taken off a watch list, though dozens more are still being monitored by health officials. Ebola has a 21-day incubation period, and when a case is confirmed officials monitor anyone who had contact with that person for three weeks. “We...


Apple Inc records sale of 39 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, market capital 612 Bn


Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) made a record sale of 39 million iPhones and 12 million iPads at the end of third quarter this year. It is without a doubt that the company was able to sell more iPhone 6 and 6 Plus than any generation of iPhone; the market capital has already crossed the mark of $600 Bn. As of the moment Apple Inc. is standing high with a capital of 612.5 Bn. Cupertino giant posted a revenue...


Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82


A designer to the stars, Oscar de la Renta, a favourite of socialites and Hollywood stars, died at 82 years of age. He shaped the wardrobe of socialites and Hollywood stars for more than 40 years. On the death bed at home in Connecticut, he was surrounded by family and friends and “more than a few dogs”, his stepdaughter Eliza Reed Bolen and her husband Alex Bolen said. “While our hearts are...


Ebola outbreak makes USA Basketball cancel Senegal trip

Ebola USA Basketball Senegal

USA Basketball had plans to go to Senegal later this month before the FIBA World Cup, but the current Ebola outbreak has put a stop to those plans. The team was supposed to go to Senegal on August 27 to hold a clinic for kids in conjunction with Senegal’s national basketball team. However, the recent outbreak of the highly-infectious Ebola virus in West Africa has caused USA Basketball to cancel...


2015 Ford Mustang to feature a turbocharged four-cylinder engine


The year was 1984 with Ronald Reagan at the helm of affairs when the Ford put a turbocharged four-cylinder engine into a Mustang into the market. It was also 5 years since the Shah of Iran was overthrown and the world faced a major oil crisis. Fuel prices shot up and the American public did not relish the idea of a gas guzzling V8 power. See Also: Ello launches beta invite only programme, the new...


The Top Five Casino Myths


Trends in the 21st century have catapulted the casino movie genre to success – whether it’s four bachelor boys making a big mess in Las Vegas or folks trying to use sophisticated tools to fool the industry, they all make a great recipe for blockbusting success. With the recent offering of casino movies, inevitably there have been a few myths arising from Hollywood. One of perhaps the most...


CVS bans sales of tobacco products at its outlets, wants rivals to do the same


CVS Health Corp (CVS) has announced to remove tobacco products from its 7,700 pharmacies across the US. The company made this announcement to preserve public health and earn goodwill. According to the Wall Street Journal, the company is expected to lose $2 billion in sales annually on the back of this move. Now while that might mean a loss of revenue, it has certainly boosted its positive press....