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21 March 2015 8:48 PM 0 Orlando Pirates Match report

After a 15-minute delay due to load shedding, the match finally got underway and early pressure from United almost paid off, but the heroics of Brighton Mhlongo denied them on several occasions. Ryan Chapman’s cross into the box in the 3rd minute connected with the head of Brockie, but Mhlongo was perfectly positioned to deny him the opener 7

21 March 2015 7:38 PM Apple Killed the PC: Smartphones are now the King of Smart Connected Devices Hands Down

A new IDC report finds that the combined total market of smartphones, tablets plus 2-in-1s, and PCs is set to grow from 1.8 billion units in 2014 to 2.5 billion units in 2019. During that time, smartphones will grow to represent the overwhelming majority of total smart connected device (SCD) shipments, dwarfing both tablets and PCs in terms of shipment 6

21 March 2015 6:54 PM Why I miss Terry Pratchett

Last week, as some fantasy fans among us will know, the author Terry Pratchett died. I have been reading Terry Pratchett’s books (of which there are over 70) for approximately 13 years and the news of Pratchett’s passing profoundly affected me. Since March 12 I have been attempting to express my emotions to my nearest and dearest (and a rather unfortunate 19

21 March 2015 1:00 PM Smartphones continue to rule the global roost

The world’s love for connected devices, especially smartphones, is expected to keep on growing over the next five years – but the desktop PC will continue to lose favour. This is according to projections from the International Data Corporation (IDC), looking at the worldwide smart connected device (SCD) growth from 2014 to 2019. The IDC’s data shows 8

21 March 2015 9:35 AM Shrinking habitats have adverse effects on world ecosystems

An extensive study of global habitat fragmentation - the division of habitats into smaller and more isolated patches - points to major trouble for a number of the world's ecosystems and the plants and animals living in them. The study shows that 70 percent of existing forest lands are within a half-mile of the forest edge, where encroaching urban, suburban 5

21 March 2015 7:38 AM Army chief warns of IS spread to Europe if Libya gets no aid

Libya's army chief, Gen. Khalifa Hifter, warned in an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday that Europe will face infiltration by Islamic State group militants from Libya if the West fails to support his forces with arms and ammunition. The Islamic State group has seized control of at least two cities along Libya's long Mediterranean coastline 10

20 March 2015 4:25 PM Zim mine worker nabbed with diamonds

Shakespeare Marange, 26, wrapped the gems in black insulation tape and stuffed them down the pen’s barrel while on his shift as an electrician at the Mbada diamond mining company’s plant in Marange, eastern Zimbabwe this month. At the end of his shift he had pass through a scanner before going home. “Marange passed through the scan where it was noted 6

20 March 2015 4:21 PM Industrie 4.0, IoT and other enterprise technology trends- The Inquirer

CEBIT COMES TO a close today after a week of launches, demonstrations, pitches and parades. The annual event, which takes place in Hanover, Germany, is the biggest enterprise IT show in the world, on a site the size of Regent's Park, and though it doesn't have its own zoo, it sometimes feels like it. With dedicated halls for everything from security 13

20 March 2015 4:04 PM ‘Rather be criticised than ignored’

Durban – It is better to be criticised at work than to be ignored because if your boss doesn’t notice you, you are likely to distract your colleagues, get sick and lose interest in your job. So said Dr Deepak Chopra, who addressed throngs of eager disciples when he spoke in Durban on Thursday night. The international wellness speaker and best-selling 10

20 March 2015 2:37 PM Zim mine worker tries to smuggle diamonds in pen

An employee at one of Zimbabwe's biggest mining firms allegedly tried to smuggle 10 diamonds out of the plant in a ballpoint pen, the Manica Post newspaper reported on Friday. Shakespeare Marange, 26, wrapped the gems in black insulation tape and stuffed them down the pen's barrel while on his shift as an electrician at the Mbada diamond mining company's 5