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Under pressure: Man does plank with 200kg powerlifter and barbell on his back (VIDEO)

Published time: 6 Jan, 2018 17:20 Thought it was difficult to hold a plank? Try a truly Herculean version – with another powerlifter raising a loaded barbell and squatting on your back. While some would find it tough to push through a plank under the pressure of their own weight, others don’t see it as challenging enough. Athletes from a ...

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A look back at the year that the Sub-Saharan African startup scene found its stride

Jake BrightContributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor: Lamborghini’s EV initiatives seem to lack a spark FarmCrowdy raises $ 1M round to bring Nigerian farmers online and to market African tech in 2017 was about the normalization of market events mostly absent even a decade ...

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A look back at the year that the Sub-Saharan African startup scene found its stride

Jake BrightContributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor: Lamborghini’s EV initiatives seem to lack a spark FarmCrowdy raises $ 1M round to bring Nigerian farmers online and to market African tech in 2017 was about the normalization of market events mostly absent even a decade ...

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A look back at the year that the Sub-Saharan African startup scene found its stride

Jake BrightContributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor: Lamborghini’s EV initiatives seem to lack a spark FarmCrowdy raises $ 1M round to bring Nigerian farmers online and to market African tech in 2017 was about the normalization of market events mostly absent even a decade ...

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New Year, old faces: Bad-penny Blair is back offering opinions no one asked for

Britain’s never-truly-gone former Prime Minister Tony Blair has had a busy new year period, filling the void by offering opinions no one wants. Brexit, immigration, ignoring democracy – he’s got a lot to say. With most politicians up to god knows what in the holiday period (we’ll probably find out in the tabloids soon enough) Blair has seen an opportunity ...

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UN Security Council will discuss Iran after US calls to back anti-govt protests

Published time: 4 Jan, 2018 23:01 The United Nations has announced the UN Security Council will convene Friday to discuss the situation in the Middle East, following calls by the US to hold an emergency session on the protests in Iran. The American envoy to the UN, Nikki Haley, had previously said the UN “must speak out” to support the ...

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A look back at Uber’s hellish year

Waymo drops most patent claims in Uber lawsuit In July, there were a few big breaks in the case between Waymo and Uber over self-driving car technology. As a result, the scope of the case started to come into focus as both companies began preparing for a trial set to begin in October. Waymo, the self-driving technology arm of Google parent ...

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Bitcoin investors will crawl back to gold when crypto-craze uncertainty creeps in

Published time: 1 Jan, 2018 11:21 The hype around digital currencies like bitcoin may have stolen a chunk of the demand for gold, but the precious metal has proven itself a liquid and efficient investment, according to Agnico Eagle Mines CEO Sean Boyd. “I actually think you can build a much stronger case for gold in an environment where bitcoin ...

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‘Worrisome, chaotic & hellish’: Americans look back at 2017

Published time: 31 Dec, 2017 23:56 Over half of Americans, both Democrats and Republicans alike, chose ‘worrisome’ to describe 2017, according to a new survey. The poll, carried out by Survey Monkey and published Sunday, showed 52 percent of respondents including 64 percent of Democrats and 38 percent of Republicans, found the past year to be “worrisome,” while the second ...

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Khabib is back! Nurmagomedov beats Barboza at UFC 219

Published time: 31 Dec, 2017 05:23 Edited time: 31 Dec, 2017 06:08 After a one-year break, undefeated Russian UFC lightweight Khabib ‘The Eagle’ Nurmagomedov made a dominant comeback to the UFC octagon, beating Brazil’s Edson Barboza via unanimous decision. Coming into the UFC 219 co-main event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, the 29-year-old native of the Russian Republic ...

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