Archive For: The Crunch

Pacquiao arrives in Las Vegas ahead of his fight with Bradley

Apr 8, 2016 Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley recently arrived in Las Vegas ahead of their third fight at the MGM Grand Garden. Bradley defeated Pacquiao when they first met in 2012. However, Pacquiao gained revenge in their 2014 re-match, scoring a unanimous win to regain the WBO welterweight title. Speaking about the match, Pacquiao ... Read More

Google offers Cubans free computer and internet use

Apr 7, 2016 Google recently opened a new technology center in west Havana with the aim of providing Cubans with free and high speed Internet connection. Located at the studio of Alexis ‘K’cho’ Leyva, the center is stocked with 20 Chrome books along with 100 Google Cardboard virtual reality visors and two cameras capable of ... Read More

Nigeria targets elusive small traders in new tax drive

Apr 7, 2016 Nigeria’s National Bureau of Statistics recently revealed that the country’s informal sector accounts for 48 percent of the country’s economy. In a bid to offset a slump in oil revenues, President Muhammadu Buhari wants to squeeze the sector to boost tax revenues by 33 percent this year. However the government faces a ... Read More

New Zealand Prime Minister supports Helen Clark for the United Nations top job

Apr 7, 2016 New Zealand Prime Minister, John Key recently threw his support behind his predecessor, Helen Clark, following her decision to run for United Nation secretary-general. New Zealand had earlier submitted a letter to the president of the 193-member General Assembly formally nominating Clark as a candidate to succeed Ban Ki-moon as secretary-general. United ... Read More

Chelsea appoint Antonio Conte as next boss

Apr 7, 2016 Chelsea Football club recently officially named Antonio Conte as the team’s manager on a three-year contract. Conte, who is currently the head coach of Italy, will take over from interim manager Guus Hiddink after the Euro 2016 tournament in France. The Chelsea website quoted the Italian as saying: “I am very excited ... Read More

French security drills prepare forces for potential Euro2016 attacks

Apr 7, 2016 France recently carried out a security drill at a fanzone area in the city of Bordeaux to ensure that security and emergency rescue forces are prepared in the event of an attack during the upcoming Euro2016 championship. The exercise was attended by the country’s Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve and Health Minister Marisol ... Read More

Libyan Media and Art students showcase their talents.

Apr 4, 2016 The Media and Arts Faculty at Misrata University recently opened its doors to media professionals, artists and musicians in a week-long event aimed at showcasing its students’ talents and accomplishments. Established in 2014, the faculty caters to students looking to build a career in radio, television, photography, journalism, music and fine arts. ... Read More

South Africa’s Schwarzenegger aims to lift poor with township gyms

Apr 4, 2016 South African bodybuilding champion Tumi Masite is using exercise and bodybuilding to keep township youth busy and away from drugs and crime. Reminiscing on his encounter with Arnold Schwarzenegger’s former trainer Reg Park, Masite said: “I was found by the late Reg Park, the former personal trainer of Arnold Schwarzenegger. He was ... Read More

Mexico power rates must rise to spur solar growth-SunPower CEO

Apr 4, 2016 Solar energy company SunPower recently made public its plan to invest in Mexico’s energy sector. With Mexico transiting to cheaper natural gas, the reform promises to add new sources of private generation with the development of a new wholesale electricity market. Speaking during an interview, the chief executive of SunPower Corp, Tom ... Read More