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Investing in Sport - DSTV Basketball Premier League

A step towards building a more viable sports industry.Ventures Africa reports:...For one of the leading teams in the DSTV Basketball Premier League, Lagos Islanders, fortunes have taken another upward turn as the team have reportedly secured a new team of investors led by Nigerian music star Olanrewaju Fasasi- popularly known as Sound Sultan. Show More Summary

Crabs escape from shop and run amok in Nanjing

20 minutes agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A worker's carelessness on Monday gave a group of crabs their golden opportunity to escape from their fate, and they took full advantage, only to have their efforts foiled by helpful residents. [ more › ]

New York Today: Month of Festivals

36 minutes agoUnited States / New York : City Room

Wednesday: A festival for every taste, clouds stick around, and it's National Kale Day.

Arsenal in talks with Khedira over £9m January transfer

Credits: Simon Hofmann/Bongarts/Getty Images) Alt Text: Sami Khedira Gunners hoping for cut price-deal after knee surgery as Carvalho sticks with Sporting Transfer Talk Bill Mann Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 8:23am As the Gunners prepare...Show More Summary

A Soirée in a Cemetery

57 minutes agoEngland / London : The London Word

Hosted in a secret Victorian cemetery, the night will feature story telling music, comedy, shadow puppetry and other interesting cultural forms This post is from The London Word and should not be republished elsewhere without prior permission. Please check out our site for more great stories and features. A Soirée in a Cemetery

Fatu Kekula - 'Maker Nurse' fighting Ebola in Liberia

From an earlier post:"MakerNurses are the problem solvers and patient advocates who live and work in the heart of our healthcare system." Along with others who are working constructively in the face of a raging Ebola epidemic, Fatu Kekula...Show More Summary

Taliban Suicide Bombers Kill 7 in Kabul, Wound 21

Wednesday's attacks involved two suicide bombers targeting buses carrying Afghan troops in the country's capital

Look: Shandong man who lost both his legs scales steep mountain path

1 hour agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Mountain climbing is a difficult and tiresome endeavor, requiring tenacity, endurance, and strength; but, as one Shandong man continues to prove, it does not require a set of legs. [ more › ]

Can Keystone Kops really keep President Obama safe?

Alt Text: Charles Laurence A man with a knife gets into the White House while an armed thug gets to ride in a lift with Obama Column Charles Laurence Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 9:55am The White House is not the place you would expect...Show More Summary

Look: Shandong man spends 2 years building house of shells

1 hour agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

While we were all toiling away in our respective schools and careers for the past two years to no reward, this man in Shandong province was building a magnificent house of shells. [ more › ]

Totti leaves Man City tottering as Hart slip hands Roma a point

Credits: Oli Scarff / AFP / Getty Alt Text: Francesco Totti chips Joe Hart, Roma v Man City City can only draw at home against Italians and could face group stage elimination once again Match Report Bill Mann Wednesday, October 1, 2014...Show More Summary

Morning Reads for October 1, 2014

How fitting that these no. 1 reads are on day number 1. I missed Trane’s birthday last Wednesday so here is “My Favorite Things” from the Olatunji Concert.  On a more relevant birthday note: happy 90th to Georgia’s best President, Jimmy Carter. Show More Summary

The Hong Kong Protests in 360 Degrees

Crowds are at several pro-democracy rallies across Hong Kong. At key sites on Hong Kong island, crowds are swelling, as they are across Victoria Harbour in Kowloon, in the densely populated area of Mong Kok. These panoramic shots show protesters trying to shield themselves from the midday sun.

Kids - The Sydney City Youth Ballet - The Nutcracker

16-21 Dec Told in two acts of 45 minutes each, the Nutcracker follows the story of Clara who is given a Nutcracker doll by her uncle for Christmas. When she falls...

Pigeons to receive 'Anal Security Check' for China's National Day

2 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

China appears to be taking security very seriously for this years National Day, with plans to complete anal security checks on pigeons, according to a tweet from People's Daily. The tweet, which comes from an official newspaper of the Communist Party, was sent on Tuesday night, ahead of the 65th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. [ more › ]

Ease your Sunday hangovers with FREE BEER & slow jams @ WKND

2 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

BRUNCH. BOOZE. CHILL-OUT. Tou-JAM is proud to present a new series to hold on to the end of the week until the non-bitter end?WKND. A way to ease out of Saturday's hangover and refresh yourself before the coming Monday grind, WKND is your transition destination. [ more › ]

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