Project Poker | Strategy tip: Playing live tourneys

When playing in a live tourney that has a good structure, this would be a strategy that I would apply: assuming that there are many amateurs in the field, I

Mozambique | Gov’t prepares eight new contracts for coal mining

The government of Mozambique will sign eight new contracts for coal mining within two years, the Mozambican Minister of Mining Resources revealed  Wednesday in Maputo. Minister Esperança Bias said that six

Banco Económico replaces Banco Espírito Santo Angola

The changes were made during an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders held Wednesday in Luanda, in compliance with the stipulations of the Angolan central bank, which will thus end its

Beijing’s efficiency drive targets mahjong

According to an article by Patti Waldmeir, the move is the latest in a series of austerity measures implemented by President Xi Jinping to tackle corruption and improve efficiency in

Tencent working to make WeChat remote control for your oven

Asia’s second-largest Internet company is working with appliance manufacturers and third-party developers to allow users to control home hardware from their phones and tablets, Chief Operating Officer Mark Ren said

Sri Lanka | No hope finding mudslide survivors

There was no hope of finding survivors after a mudslide tore through a tea plantation, a Sri Lankan disaster official said yesterday, amid widely conflicting reports about how many people had been

Australia |New law targets leakers, not reporters

A contentious new law that carries a prison term for anyone who reveals information about certain secret security operations was aimed at Edward Snowden-like leakers rather than investigative reporters, Australia’s attorney-general said

Survey | Asia finds money brings happiness

Emerging Asian nations are finding out what developed ones did years ago: money — and the stuff it buys — brings happiness. Levels of self-reported well-being in fast-growing nations like Indonesia,

Israel | Arab suspect in Jerusalem shooting killed by police

A Palestinian man suspected in the shooting of a prominent Jewish nationalist in Jerusalem was killed by police officers during an overnight arrest raid, Israel police said. The suspect died in

Mexico | Parents of missing students meet with president

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto met with parents of 43 teachers college students for the first time since they disappeared over a month ago, when investigators say police detained the

This Day in History | 1955 – Princess Margaret cancels wedding

The news was broadcast on the radio this evening. The BBC’s John Snagge interrupted normal programming to read a brief statement from the Princess. In it she said: “I have been

Offbeat | UK opens National Sperm Bank amid donor shortage

Britain opened a National Sperm Bank yesterday to help meet rising demand for donors. Officials said it is designed to help single women, men with fertility problems and same-sex couples to

Golf | France’s Levy leads BMW Masters in China

France’s Alexander Levy had five straight birdies in the middle of his round and finished with a 7-under 65 to take the lead in the BMW Masters yesterday. Levy began the

Football | 5 teams jostle at top of tight Spanish league

Luis Suarez will make his Camp Nou debut in official competition tomorrow. The Barcelona striker played in a home friendly to start the season while serving out a four-month biting ban.

Bizcuits | Multitask, man.

We have long been encouraged to multitask. Parallel activity was supposed to be more productive than activity in series. It certainly works for production lines, and most mums wouldn’t survive

Secret Island DJs

* Movies: Force majeure, listen up Philip, Pride * Books: The killer next door  by Alex Marwood * Music: With a Little Help from my Fwends by the Flaming Lips * Wine: The

3 below-the-radar films to catch this fall

By all means, see David Fincher’s gloriously pulpy “Gone Girl,” the elegant, surreal comedy “Birdman,” the percussive and intelligent indie “Whiplash” and the staggering Edward Snowden documentary “Citizenfour.” But before

‘The Killer Next Door’ is gripping mystery

Desperation brings six people to a decaying Victorian apartment house where the tenants’ desolation pales in comparison with one neighbor’s despicable acts. Alex Marwood’s second stand-alone novel delivers a multilayered plot

Flaming Lips fail with ‘Sgt. Pepper’ cover

Ever wonder what “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” would sound like sung by robots? Me neither, but here’s the answer. The Flaming Lips have recorded a full-length tribute to the

The secret of record success

Whisked away from the real world by private boats to a secluded jungle beachside getaway, a horde of adventurous partygoers delight in this two-day music and arts festival replete with

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