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Amplats raises doubts over Rustenburg unit

Amplats raises doubts over Rustenburg unitAnglo American Platinum (Amplats) has raised doubt over the financial position of its Rustenburg operations.

The company said on Monday that the unit is not in a good financial position and the management might have to restructure its operations. The company indicaed that it will have to make changes in order to achieve long tern sustainability.


Keppel REIT's revenue fall 1% in first quarter

Keppel REIT's revenue fall 1% in first quarterKeppel REIT has said that its total revenue has fallen 1 per cent during the first quarter of the year to S$46.8 million due to a smaller contribution from its operations in Australia.

On the other hand, NPI recorded a growth of 6 per cent to S$39.5 million on a quarter to quarter basis. The earnings improved mainly due to a stronger contribution from Ocean Financial Centre (OFC). The company's distributable income remained the same on a quarter to quarter level. The NPI was smaller due to lower rental support and higher amortization expense.


Nufarm shuts down plant in New Zealand

Nufarm shuts down plant in New ZealandNufarm, which is a leading agricultural chemicals manufacturer, has said that it is planning to close down its plant in New Zealand.

The company has also said that it is planning to shift its regional production to Victoria. The company believes that consolidating its production will generate annual cost savings of $3 million. The move will result in a loss of 59 jobs at the Otahuhu factory, in Auckland, according to the company.


Shaw Communications to axe 400 jobs

Shaw Communications to axe 400 jobsShaw Communications has said that it is planning to cut a total of about 400 employees, which is about three percent of its workforce.

The company is looking to lay off workers in order to revive its business and saving costs. The company, which is based in Calgary, said on monday it is aiming to rearrange the structure of its cable, satellite, Internet and home phone services in order to make them more efficient.


Second Sydney airport to be built at Badgerys Creek

Second Sydney airport to be built at Badgerys CreekAustralian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said tha the second airport for Sydney will be devloped at Badgerys Creek.

The plans to develop the new airport will result in tens of millions of dollars of infrastructure investment for the city's west areas. Badgerys Creek, which is about 50 kilometres west of Sydney's Central Business District, has been selected as the site for the development of the new airport by the country's cabinet on Tuesday.


TCS teams up with Twitter to launch iElect app

TCS teams up with Twitter to launch iElect appTata Consultancy Services (TCS) has teamed up micro-blogging service Twitter to launch an app called iElect, which will provide live insights and data about the ongoing general elections.

TCS said the iElect app does real-time analysis of millions of tweets in the cloud and allow users to know what people are thinking about ongoing Lok Sabha polls. Pradipta Bagchi, vice president and head of corporate communication at TCS, said the users of the app would have access to insights and trends on a real time basis.


No differences with BJP leadership, says Rajan

No differences with BJP leadership, says RajanRaghuram Rajan, the governor of India's central bank has said that the he has not differences with the BJP leadership.


Organ donation attitude is able to guess the number of people who will sign up

Organ donation attitude is able to guess the number of people who will sign upA recent report says that almost all Americans support organ donation but less than half actually go up there and sign up for the same.

An American Psychological Association (APA) news release reported that scientists doing the study found that the reason for such less people registering for organ donation could be because supporting something may not mean that they will be a part of the same.


Lawyer says doctor's billing to Medicare suggests high drug expense

Lawyer says doctor's billing to Medicare suggests high drug expenseRecently is very affluent doctor based in Florida has been raided by the FBI. He had just recently allowed a U. S. senator to fly in his privately owned jet plane too. He is now being scrutinised for accepting money from the Medicare program, which is a taxpayer-funded health scheme, more than any other practicing doctor around.


Jenny McCarthy defends her stand on being pro-vaccines

Jenny McCarthy defends her stand on being pro-vaccinesThe Playboy model, Jenny MsCarthy is now trying hard to undo the ill-informed statements she made about her anti-vaccine viewpoint made earlier, however she does not seem to be getting any success at doing the same.

The host of the show “The View” is now stating that she didn’t say that she was anti-vaccine explaining that she is not changing her opinions now and it is not a new thought that has just struck her.


Eating out frequently increases food poisoning risks

Eating out frequently increases food poisoning risksIf you are the kind of family who enjoy eating restaurant food more often than usual then you may be at a higher risk of getting food poisoning.

As per the findings of a new study people who eat out regularly have a higher chance of getting food poisoning as compared to those who eat at home.

The study was based on observing about 10,408 food poisoning cases recorded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The research was done by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).


Pop music videos may be held responsible for making teens get into drinking

Pop music videos may be held responsible for making teens get into drinkingThe latest allegation faced by the music industry is that it is not only showing gender inequality but also converting young teens into alcoholics.

These findings are based on a study done by the University of Pittsburgh and Norris Cotton Cancer Center. The results of the study show that teens drinking heavily is due to liking, owing and then precisely pointing out songs which name alcoholic drinks by their brands.


Bird flu back in Japan after 2011

Bird flu back in Japan after 2011Japanese Agricultural Ministry confirmed this Sunday that there have been two cases of chickens testing positive for avian influenza at a farm in Japan.

There have been over 1,000 chicken deaths due to the same in this farm and this is the first recorded case of bird flu since the year 2011.

The ministry also added that this H5 virus which is highly pathogenic tested positive when chicken from a farm based Kumamoto prefecture in the south were genetically tested.

Another report by the media confirms that till now over 1,100 chickens have become deceased and another 112,000 will be culled.


Scarlet fever hits a record high in 32 years

Scarlet fever hits a record high in 32 yearsA record high number of scarlet fever cases since 1982 has led to parents of little kids get very worried about the fever affecting their wards. Parents of children who fall into the age group of the most affected ones are trying hard to protect their kids from getting affected by the Victorian illness.

Scarlet fever is a condition which is brought about by a bacterium therefore the best way is to protect your vulnerable kids and be very careful about their basic hygiene and making sure that they wash hands as and when they get home and before eating.


Don’t waste time by faking it in bed

Don’t waste time by faking it in bedIf you happen to be one of those who fake it in bed then drop it because it is easy for your partner to tell when you are not satisfied sexually. A recent study says that there is no point in faking it as it is evident to the partner when he or she is not able to satisfy you.


Wanna detox? : Have fresh juice

Wanna detox? : Have fresh juiceMost health experts have promoted and advised consuming fresh juices to detoxify the body and stay healthy for a longer period of time. The reason to this is that all crucial vitamins and key supplements in fresh vegetables and fruits remain in place in most juices. However one recent report screened on CNN has addressed the effectiveness of juicing and its profits in detoxifying the body.


Drinking milk could be the solution for women

Drinking milk could be the solution for womenAs per the results of a new study the more milk that the women had the lesser the disintegration they encountered in their knees which there was arthritis. Specialists said that it's not sure that milk was the preventing factor behind the slower joint inflammation movement and the impact was not seen in men.

The study was led by Bing Lu, of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, distributed in Arthritis Care and Research. Lu added that they accordingly conjectured that drain utilization may counteract osteoarthritis movement.


Bio-engineered vaginas developed using the patients’ own cells

Bio-engineered vaginas developed using the patients’ own cellsMayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome is a condition caused by genetic disorder in which young ladies are conceived either without a vagina or with one that is still immature. It is not that there weren't any ways to do so earlier but those had their own drawbacks. But now four young ladies have indicated incredible success with vaginal organ implants that were developed from their very own cells.


An App which aids in getting over Jet lag

An App which aids in getting over Jet lagA recent application which claims to reduce jet lag by as much as half and hour at each side of the journey has been developed by math analysts at the University of Michigan.

NPR Health blog "Shots" and Quartz have announced the release of an application that should help frequent travellers world-over recuperate from jet lag all the more effortlessly.


Another reason to switch to Green Tea, have a brilliant memory

Another reason to switch to Green Tea, have a brilliant memoryIn the recent times the benefits of Green Tea have made many a people switch from their regular tea to this healthy alternative. One of the most recent studies on the subject, distributed in the diary Psychopharmacology, confirms the advantages of Green Tea stating that it enhances working memory and cognitive execution.

Several researches have affirmed that Green Tea, which is high on anti-oxidants, may help in keeping perfect body weight and battling terrible cholesterol, notwithstanding enhancing memory and counteracting cognitive decay.


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