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LATEST ANKARA STYLES

LATEST ANKARA STYLES In Nigeria, the Ankara material is one that has come to stay as it has endured changes in fashion and style. In times past, Ankara was used to do the traditional ‘iro’ and ‘buba’. However, as things have changed, different modern and eye-catching Ankara styles have been …

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Interpersonal communication in this era of social media

There are no doubts that the internet is doing an indispensable task of bringing people together and compressing the world into a small global village. Despite these magnanimous tasks the internet is doing, it has brought a devastating effect on the communication tree through the emergence of social media. Several …

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Costco forced to shut first China store early due to crowds

US retailer Costco was forced to close early on its opening day in China, after the store was swamped with shoppers. Buyers battled long queues and traffic chaos, before the Shanghai store was shut hours early due to “overcrowding”. Costco’s push into China comes as other foreign retailers have struggled …

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Thomas Cook to sell majority stake to China’s Fosun

Image copyrightREUTERS Thomas Cook is already trying to sell its fleet of planes Troubled travel firm Thomas Cook says it has agreed a rescue deal with investor Fosun Tourism, its banks and a majority of its bondholders. The UK tour operator said in July it was working to secure new …

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Rugby World Cup: All Blacks drop Owen Franks from squad

With his move to Europe leaving him ineligible for selection, Franks’ All Blacks career could be at an end New Zealand have surprisingly left Northampton-bound prop Owen Franks out of their 31-man Rugby World Cup squad. Franks, 31, has won 108 caps but misses out with Atu Moli, yet to …

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Galaxy striker hints at Man Utd return

Ibrahimovic’s career includes stints at Ajax, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan and Paris St-Germain LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he would be open to a return to former club Manchester United when his contract ends in November. The 37-year-old Swede has scored 46 goals in 49 games since moving to the …

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when?

Welcome to Stephblog giveaway SEASON 3, DAY 4 The US banned companies from selling components and technology to Huawei and 68 related companies, citing national security concerns. When was this ban issued?

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Tobacco giants Philip Morris and Altria in $200bn merger talks

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES Tobacco giants Philip Morris International and Marlboro-maker Altria are in talks to re-unite, more than a decade after the two firms separated. With Philip Morris worth some $120bn and Altria $88bn, a deal would create a $200bn-plus industry powerhouse. The news hit the share prices of cigarette …

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Vaping advert banned over Mo Farah confusion

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES A vaping advert has been banned for suggesting that Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah had endorsed the product. It featured a male model with a bald head and thick eyebrows, with the strapline “Mo’s mad for menthol”. Sir Mo had already complained on Twitter, saying “You may …

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Ex-Google and Uber engineer charged with theft

Image copyrightAFPAnthony Levandowski was dismissed by Uber The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has filed criminal charges against a former senior engineer at Google’s owner Alphabet alleging he stole car technology secrets. Anthony Levandowski was charged with 33 counts of trade theft involving Alphabet’s self-driving car technology. He had left …

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Spending review: The game has changed but not the rules

Image copyrightPA MEDIA From schools to the armed forces, the providers of public services have been clamouring to know exactly how much they have to spend. They’ll get their wish a bit sooner than expected. An unusual flurry of drama from the Treasury, that department better known for the staid …

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Pound falls as Queen asked to suspend Parliament

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES The value of the pound has fallen following news that Prime Minister Boris Johnson is planning to suspend Parliament on 9 September. The move is expected to prevent opposition leaders  from passing a law to stop a no-deal Brexit. The pound is down almost 1% against both the …

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