Business and Finance

Business & Finance

Milliman provides insight on new UAE insurance regulations

– Regulations have sweeping implications for both conventional insurance and Takaful companies DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, June 18, 2015 / PRNewswire – Milliman, Inc., a premier global consulting and actuarial firm, today published research on regulatory reform in the United Arab Emirates. The regulations, issued earlier this year by the Insurance Authority (IA), include a transition […]

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Inflation Rate Drops

Statistics Botswana has released Consumer Price Index (CPI) figures for May 2015 with inflation rate standing at 3.0 per cent, indicating a significant drop compared to 4.5 per cent recorded in May 2014. Statistics Botswana acting principal statistician, national accounts and prices, Mr Phaladi Labobedi, told a press conference recently that the national inflation rate […]

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Nouvelle campagne lancée qui se concentre sur la dernière dictature en Guinée

– ShadesOfConde.org met en évidence l’érosion de la démocratie et l’échec des politiques économiques sous le Président Alpha Condé ACCRA, Ghana et LAGOS, Nigéria, 16 juin 2015 /PRNewswire — Aujourd’hui, les principales organisations africaines, IMANI Center (Ghana) et l’Initiative pour l’analyse des politiques publiques (Nigéria), ont lancé une campagne publique, attirant l’attention sur l’érosion alarmante de la […]

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General

General

Gem Diamonds Real Challenge

Mountain bikers have expressed delight at the level of competition at the Gem Diamonds Kalahari Challenge cycling race. The event, which was celebrating its 10th anniversary, was filled with fun and drama as 250 riders navigated a tough terrain between Lions’ Park, Boatle, Mogonye, Manyana, Ranaka Valley, and the Ntlhantlhe and Mogobane areas in three […]

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BCL Gives Media Insight

BCL Mine divisional manager- organisational capability, Mr Motsile Sibanda, says the media plays an important role of disseminating information to members of the public and other stakeholders. Mr Sibanda explained that it was only when the media was fully engaged and informed about what happened at BCL Mine that the rest of the world would […]

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Dependency Ratio Declines in Chobe

A study by Chobe Population office, which aims to inform evidence based planning at a district level, has indicated a decline in dependency ratio that stands at 47.7 per cent compared to 57.2 per cent in 2001 and 61.1 per cent in 1991 respectively. Chobe District Council chairman, Mr Mwanota Kachana said when addressing the […]

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Medical and Health

Medical/Health Care

MoH Achieves 67.5 Per Cent on SMC

Safe Male Circumcision (SMC) programme coordinator, Mr Conrad Ntsuape, says the country has witnessed a 67.5 per cent achievement of the SMC from April 2014 to March 2015. Giving an update at the Jhpiego SMC meeting in Gaborone on June 29, Mr Ntsuape said as from April 2014 to March 2015, over 33 000 people […]

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Youth Ministry, Vmsac Partner in HIV-Aids Campaign

The Ministry of Youth, Sport and Culture (MYSC) in collaboration with Artesia Village Multisectoral AIDS Committee (VMSAC) organised an HIVAIDS campaign to create awareness among young people Speaking in an interview, Kgosi George Thwane of Artesia said the high prevalence of HIVAIDS cases led to the campaign. He said youth programmes were aimed at assisting […]

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Donate Blood, Save Lives – Marope

Former Miss Botswana, Ms Sumaiyah Marope, says Botswana is faced with a challenge of shortage of supply of blood. Giving a keynote address during the World Blood Donor Day in Francistown recently, Ms Marope said the country had not been able to reach 40 000 units of blood, which were required annually. She said the […]

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Sports

Sports

Makgadikgadi Open Successful

The recent Makgadikgadi golf open registered a good number of participanmts. Speaking in an interview at the end of the Botswana Ash sponsored tourney, the president of Botsana Golf Union (BGU), Simon Ramphethu explained that despite the challenges of the course not being bearable to some players, they managed to see an increase from last […]

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Ball Skills Critical to Player Development

The national Under 17 footballcoach has aised teacher-coaches to drill students on critical ball skills to develop them into fully fledged players. Ditiro Motshegare said this in an interview during schools sub-zonal competitions in Kanye on Monday (June 15). He said children must be taught to first enjoy the ball. The showpiece pit together junior […]

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Kgosidiile Hails Cycling Challenge

Motor Vehicle Accident Fund (MVA) chief executive officer, Cross Kgosidiile, has commended Karowe Diamond Mine, for hosting cycle challenge. Kgosidiile said in Letlhakane on June 13 that cycling challenge was a good initiative as more companies were now working towards investing on their employees’ health through the same initiative. The challenge, he said, would drive […]

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Technology

Technology

Procera Networks Defines Broadband Subscriber Experience with ScoreCard

– Solution measures subscriber experience and suggests investments to maximize CAPEX ROI FREMONT, California, June 8, 2015 / PRNewswire — Procera Networks, Inc., the global Subscriber Experience company, today announced ScoreCard, a new solution enabling improved visibility and measurement of the quality of experience (QoE) that operators’ networks are capable of delivering to subscribers. The […]

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New .ngo and .ong Domains Now Available to NGOs Worldwide

– Public Interest Registry Launches OnGood Community Website to Connect NGOs with Donors and Supporters RESTON, Virginia, May 21, 2015 / PRNewswire — After three years of research and development by Public Interest Registry, the nonprofit operator of the .org domain, OnGood is now generally available to non-governmental organisations (NGOs) worldwide. Anchored by the new […]

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Open Web Device Compliance Review Board Certifies First Handsets

– Announcement Marks Key Point in Development of Open Source Mobile Ecosystem SAN FRANCISCO, May 19, 2015 / PRNewswire – The Open Web Device Compliance Review Board (CRB), in conjunction with its members ALCATEL ONE TOUCH, Deutsche Telekom, Mozilla, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and Telefónica, has announced the first handsets to be certified by the CRB. The CRB […]

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