Congo seals Vodacom offices over tax dispute

KINSHASA, Dec 9 (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo authorities have sealed the offices and seized the accounts of the local branch of South Africa's Vodacom (VODJ.J) over a tax dispute, the company said in a statement.
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Water scooter startle device used to deter seals from salmon

Concern has been expressed about acoustic startle technology being deployed on a water scooter in a bid to keep seals from salmon on a river. The new method, aimed at protecting spawning salmon, is being trialled on the River Dee in Aberdeenshire. The Dee District Salmon Fishery Board hopes it...
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Baby seals show off vocal skills

Humans appear to be one of the only animals capable of speech, which requires a range of skills and mental abilities. Among them, vocal learning—the ability to learn to produce new sounds—is critical for developing language. Only a handful of animals possess this trait, including humans, bats, whales, seals, and elephants.
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Rodriguez-Gentile Proud Of Five-Goal Haul

After netting five goals in the FA Youth Cup third round, Felipe Rodriguez-Gentile was understandably left very proud of his performance. At just 16 years of age, the Brazilian forward has made an occasional appearance for the U19s in league action, but he was given the nod to start at Deepdale against Rotherham United on Friday afternoon.

Huawei seals cross-licensing deal with Oppo

Huawei signed a global cross-licensing agreement with Oppo, its largest licensee in China in terms of the number of patents held and total devices sold. During an online briefing, Alan Fan, head of IP at Huawei, said the agreement covers standard essential patents, with a focus on 5G. Fan explained...

CDA seals farm house of Azam Swati

The Capital Development Authority (CDA) sealed the farm house of Senator Azam Swati in Islamabad on Friday. A large number of Islamabad police remained present outside the farm house, whose reception was destroyed by the CDA officials when the farmer’s servants refused to open the main door. The CDA...

Congo Seals Vodacom Offices, Freezes Bank Accounts in Tax Dispute

The Democratic Republic of Congo has sealed parts of Vodacom Group Ltd’s offices and frozen its bank accounts in the country over a tax dispute. The disagreement relates to an audit for the years 2016 to 2019 done by the general directorate of taxes that found Vodacom Congo owed $243 million, the company said in an emailed statement on Friday. The tax agency has moved to seize the funds, despite an appeal that reduced the assessment to $165 million, which Vodacom is also appealing, it said.
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Recruited for Navy SEALs, many sailors wind up scraping paint

NAVAL BASE KITSAP, Wash. — A sailor fresh out the elite Navy SEAL selection course slung his gear over his broad shoulder and clomped down a steel ladder into the guts of a Navy ship to execute a difficult, dayslong mission specifically assigned to him: scrubbing the stinking scum out of the ship’s cavernous bilge tank.

Heartbreaking images show seal mauled by out-of-control dogs RS News

Heartbreaking images show a seal that was mauled by runaway dogs after washing up on the beach. The gray seal pup was attacked by two greyhounds who saw the animal lying on the sand at Hauxley Beach in Northumberland on Saturday. The owner of the dogs allegedly had no control...

Destiny 2 All Season of Seraph Seal Triumphs for Seraph Title

To obtain the Seraph Title in Destiny 2, you must complete all ten triumphs during the Season of the Seraph, which are listed in this article. The majority of the challenges this season revolve around seasonal activity and unlocking upgrades at the seasonal vendor. There is also a triumph for acquiring the seasonal exotic weapon. There may also be a cache-finding challenge, similar to the original Mars release.

RSG Seals Freedom House Sen. Magnus Abe’s Campaign Office

Unconfirmed report say the Campaign office of the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party in Rivers State, Sen. Magnus Abe has been sealed by the state government. Media aide to Sen. Abe, Parry Saroh Benson reportedly made this known in a statement Today. The state government had yesterday directed...

Duracell project: Fillet seals and cockpit floor

In this new video of the Duracell Open 60 renovation, Matt tackles the floor of its new cockpit. After lengthening the hull planks and making a scale model of the new geometry, he cut out the parts that were no longer needed. It is now time to make the piece...