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

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Namibians must drive basketball development - Spägele

Germany’s basketball commissioner, Joachim Spägele, who was on a four-day visit to Namibia, says the onus lies on local administrators to develop the game.
Spägele, who is the president of the Basketball Association of Baden-Wuerttemberg in Germany, said this at a signing of an agreement with the Namibia Basketball Federation (NBF).
“We do not want to tell Namibia what to do but rather give them advice,” he said in reference to Germany’s burgeoning basketball leagues.
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Want to save lives? Become a banker

Investment banking doesn’t rank highly on most people’s lists of ethical career choices, but according to one of the world’s most famous living philosophers, becoming a hot shot in finance may be the best way for a bright graduate to help the global poor.
A high earner in the corporate world who is giving away large sums can create more social gain than if they did charity work, said Peter Singer, who teaches at Princeton University.
“If they are able to live modestly and give a lot away, they can save many lives,” he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
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US urged to find substitute 2024 bid city

With Boston no longer in contention, IOC President Thomas Bach urged US Olympic leaders yesterday to pick “the most appropriate city” as a substitute candidate for the 2024 Games.
Two-time Olympic host Los Angeles could fit the bill perfectly, according to IOC board members.
The US Olympic Committee severed ties with Boston on Monday.
The USOC now has until September 15 to submit a candidate to the International Olympic Committee and formally enter a race that already includes Paris, Rome, Hamburg, and Budapest. Toronto and Baku are also likely contenders.
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Chand eyes Olympics after gender ruling

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand said yesterday that she was “super excited” about returning to athletics after a landmark ruling on the validity of so-called gender tests.
Chand’s hyperandrogenism - a condition that produces high testosterone levels - meant she fell foul of International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) rules on gender.
But in a ruling on Monday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) suspended the controversial regulation for two years, allowing her to compete again.
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Malaysia PM replaces deputy

Embattled Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak yesterday replaced his deputy premier and sacked his attorney general amid a growing scandal that threatens his hold on office.
Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, who has been critical of Najib’s handling of the scandal involving state-owned development company 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), was replaced, Najib said in a televised address.
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Pocock eager for McCaw clash

Australia flanker David Pocock is relishing the prospect of facing All Blacks captain Richie McCaw again after two seasons wiped out by knee injuries.
Pocock started at open-side flanker in Australia’s 34-9 win against Argentina last Saturday, his first match in the number seven shirt in over two and a half years, and his performance earned high praise from Wallabies coach Michael Cheika.
Australia will clash with the world champion All Blacks in the abridged Rugby Championship title-decider in two weeks, a match likely to be McCaw’s swansong on Australian soil.
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Settlers clash with Israeli police in West Bank

Jewish settlers clashed with Israeli police on yesterday as authorities took control of homes being built in the occupied West Bank, after a court ruled that the illegal structures must be demolished.
The Israeli High Court last month ordered the two structures in the Beit El settlement north of Ramallah to be razed before July 30.
Around 50 settler youths had however holed up in the structures to protest against the demolition and were evacuated by police before dawn.
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