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Boston Celtics win 2024 NBA championship: Franchise clinches historic 18th title beating Mavericks in Game 5
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Quick Glance: Boston Celtics Secure Historic 18th Title
  • The Boston Celtics clinched the 18th title in franchise history on Monday night with a 106-88 Game 5 victory over the Dallas Mavericks.

  • Jayson Tatum shone in Game 5 with 31 points and 11 assists, while Jaylen Brown added 21 points and was named Finals MVP. Boston surpassed the Los Angeles Lakers to hold the most titles in NBA history.

  • The Celtics were the dominant team of the season, winning 64 games in the regular season and prevailing 4-1 in the 2024 NBA Finals against the Mavericks.

  • The title marks the end of a 16-year drought since their last championship in 2008. Players like Tatum, Brown, and longtime Celtic Al Horford celebrated their first NBA title.
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Nvidia becomes world's most valuable company: Nvidia became the world's most valuable company on Tuesday, dethroning tech heavyweight Microsoft ...
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Nvidia becomes world's most valuable company
Quick Glance: Nvidia Surpasses Apple and Microsoft to Become World's Most Valuable Company
  • Nvidia has leapfrogged Microsoft and Apple to become the most valuable company in the world, driven by chip demand and investor excitement over artificial intelligence.

  • The company’s shares climbed 3.2% to $135.18, bringing its market capitalization to $3.332 trillion, surpassing the two tech giants that have long competed for the top spot on US stock markets.

  • Nvidia has transitioned from a $300 billion company struggling with a chip glut to one of the most powerful tech companies globally, benefiting from the boom in demand for chips capable of training and running powerful generative AI models.

  • Its growth has single-handedly driven a third of the 14% year-to-date increase in the benchmark S&P 500 index, surprising even bullish observers.
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Bulgaria’s president walks out of meeting after Montenegro PM is four minutes late
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Bulgaria’s president walks out of meeting after Montenegro PM is four ...
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EU leaders fail to agree on von der Leyen’s second term : High hopes of deal on top jobs dashed as heads of state and government squabble over appointments.
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EU leaders fail to agree on von der Leyen’s second term 
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Annalena Baerbock does not rule out running for chancellor: Annalena Baerbock was the Green Party's candidate for chancellor in 2021. In an interview ...
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Annalena Baerbock does not rule out running for chancellor
Quick Glance: Baerbock warns against premature elections and emphasizes flexibility on debt brake
  • Federal Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock warns against causing the Ampel coalition to collapse, stating that this would play into the hands of enemies of liberal democracy.

  • Baerbock emphasizes the need to collaborate and solve problems together, even in challenging times.

  • In budget negotiations, Baerbock advocates for a more flexible approach to the debt brake, arguing that the current situation justifies a suspension.

  • When asked about the Green Party's candidacy for Chancellor, Baerbock stresses that as Foreign Minister, she has learned that anything is possible and underscores the importance of focusing on solving current issues.
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Meta halts plans to train AI on Facebook, Instagram posts in EU: Meta was going to start training AI on Facebook and Instagram posts on June 26.
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Meta halts plans to train AI on Facebook, Instagram posts in EU
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Sal Frelick saves day with home run robbery for final out in Brewers' win vs. Angels
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Sal Frelick saves day with home run robbery for final out in Brewers' win ...
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Trump campaign rips Biden’s relief for certain undocumented immigrants: The Trump campaign on Tuesday blasted a move from the Biden administration to allow ...
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Trump campaign rips Biden’s relief for certain undocumented immigrants
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Phillies’ Bryce Harper leads NL in All-Star voting; Alec Bohm tops at 3B: Bohm has a nearly 800,000-lead over the Padres’ Manny Machado, and Trea Turner and J.T ...
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Phillies’ Bryce Harper leads NL in All-Star voting; Alec Bohm tops at 3B
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Biden unloads on Trump in ad: ‘A convicted criminal who’s only out for himself’: The campaign’s shift to more forceful rhetoric comes ahead of the first ...
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Biden unloads on Trump in ad: ‘A convicted criminal who’s only out for ...
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The oil mystery that has the world on edge: It is one of the world’s most important markets and powerbrokers are widely split on what its future looks like.
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The oil mystery that has the world on edge
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China's property measures give sales a boost, but only in big cities: China's latest property support measures have boosted transactions in its biggest cities ...
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China's property measures give sales a boost, but only in big cities
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Open water swimming to be trialled at Carsington Water reservoir: If successful, it could lead to more events in the future
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Open water swimming to be trialled at Carsington Water reservoir
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Huge praise for Bellingham but not much else after England's narrow win: Pegged as the man to lead England to glory, Jude Bellingham duly delivered on Sunday ...
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Huge praise for Bellingham but not much else after England's narrow win
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Athletes and scientists warn extreme heat at Paris Olympics could threaten lives
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Wes Moore cites ‘moral justice and economic justice’ for Maryland marijuana conviction pardons
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Quick Glance: Maryland Announces Mass Pardons for Marijuana Offenses
  • Maryland Governor Wes Moore is planning a historic pardon of over 175,000 marijuana offenses without resulting in any releases from incarceration.

  • The pardons will cover low-level marijuana possession charges for approximately 100,000 individuals, establishing Maryland as a trailblazer in this initiative.

  • Following the pardon signing, Maryland's judiciary will ensure each electronic record receives an update indicating the governor's pardon.

  • The pardons are part of the government's commitment to social equity and eliminating barriers for those affected.
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Apple's AI Lead Explains Why Apple Intelligence Is Exclusive to iPhone 15 Pro - IGN
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Apple's AI Lead Explains Why Apple Intelligence Is Exclusive to iPhone 15 ...
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MotoGP™ silly season: what 2025 seats are left?: Seats are filling up in the 2025 rider market, so we have a look at which ones are yet to be announced as focus ...
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MotoGP™ silly season: what 2025 seats are left?
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EU to Slam France Over Budget Deficit, Adding to Political Woes: The European Union is set to admonish France for breaking the bloc’s deficit and debt rules ...
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EU to Slam France Over Budget Deficit, Adding to Political Woes
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Huawei, Tencent Near Deal to Exclude WeChat From Revenue Sharing: Huawei Technologies Co. is nearing a deal to let Tencent Holdings Ltd.’s WeChat super app ...
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Huawei, Tencent Near Deal to Exclude WeChat From Revenue Sharing
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Analysis: Rory McIlroy has 4 majors and a major collapse. Where he goes from here shapes his legacy
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Analysis: Rory McIlroy has 4 majors and a major collapse. Where he goes ...
Quick Glance: 2024 US Open highlights: Bryson DeChambeau wins at Pinehurst
  • Bryson DeChambeau secures his second U.S. Open title, defeating Rory McIlroy at Pinehurst in a close match.

  • DeChambeau finished the tournament at 6-under, one stroke ahead of McIlroy. This marks the second major title won by an active LIV Golf member after Brooks Koepka's victory at the 2023 PGA Championship.

  • McIlroy missed crucial putts in the final three holes, giving DeChambeau the opportunity to win the title. Despite struggles on the course, DeChambeau prevailed with impressive shots.

  • McIlroy, whose last major title was the 2014 PGA Championship, ended the tournament with only four major wins, concluding in a thrilling finish on the challenging Pinehurst course.
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Lukáš Provod's Brilliant Strike Gives Czechia Brief Lead Over Portugal at Euro 2024
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Quick Glance: Ronaldo Criticized as 'Weakest Link' in Portugal's Euro 2024 Squad
  • Former Manchester United star Karel Poborsky criticized Cristiano Ronaldo as one of Portugal's 'weakest links' at Euro 2024.

  • Poborsky suggested that Ronaldo's age affects his ability in game-building and pressing, advocating for him to be benched.

  • However, coach Martinez defended Ronaldo's selection, emphasizing his merit based on consistent goal-scoring records for club and country.

  • Despite concerns over Ronaldo's age and playing style, Martinez highlights Ronaldo's importance in the team due to his goal-scoring and game-changing abilities.
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Fisker failed because it wasn’t ready to be a car company: The company shipped a flawed car, and was never properly ready to handle the problems that came from ...
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Fisker failed because it wasn’t ready to be a car company
Quick Glance: Fisker Files for Bankruptcy, Plans Asset Sale
  • Fisker filed for bankruptcy protection to salvage its operations through asset sales and debt restructuring.

  • The hyper-competitive EV market led to multiple companies, like Proterra and Lordstown, filing for bankruptcy in recent years.

  • Founder Henrik Fisker raised doubts about the company's viability in February and failed to secure an investment from a major automaker.

  • In its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing in Delaware, Fisker estimated assets of $500 million to $1 billion and liabilities of $100 million to $500 million.
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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan: The lead stories in major Taiwan dailies on Wednesday are as follows:
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Taiwan headline news - Focus Taiwan
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Reese’s Just Launched a Limited-Edition Peanut Butter Cup, and It Tastes 4x Better than the Original
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Reese’s Just Launched a Limited-Edition Peanut Butter Cup ...
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Chipotle's 50-for-1 stock split is coming. Here's what to know: The burrito chain's stock split will be one of the biggest in the NYSE's history
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Chipotle's 50-for-1 stock split is coming. Here's what to know
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India Markets Buzz: MNC Block Deals Pour In: Before the trading day starts we bring you a digest of the key news and events that are likely to move markets.
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India Markets Buzz: MNC Block Deals Pour In
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Hronek deal topples major domino for Canucks, Allvin: It’s worth remembering that there is always a free-agent hierarchy, and re-signing Filip Hronek at the top ...
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Hronek deal topples major domino for Canucks, Allvin
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Recalled lead-tainted applesauce pouches stayed on Dollar Tree shelves for weeks, FDA says
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Recalled lead-tainted applesauce pouches stayed on Dollar Tree shelves for ...
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Dallas-Fort Worth hits 12-year housing inventory high. What happens next?: Dallas-Fort Worth has seen the highest levels of housing inventory in more than a ...
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Dallas-Fort Worth hits 12-year housing inventory high. What happens next?
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Sturgill Simpson’s back: Kentucky country star resurfaces with tour, album, new name
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Sturgill Simpson’s back: Kentucky country star resurfaces with tour, album ...
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HMD Skyline Sporting Lumia Design Will Feature This Processor: HMD Skyline Geekbench listing reveals the processor of the phone. Check out the Lumia-inspired ...
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HMD Skyline Sporting Lumia Design Will Feature This Processor
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What Type of Voter Are You? Take Our Poll to Find Out
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What Type of Voter Are You? Take Our Poll to Find Out
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Supermarkets hope Euros will boost sales after bad weather sparks decline: Retailers hoping England and Scotland will secure a win at the tills ...
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Supermarkets hope Euros will boost sales after bad weather sparks decline
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New Law Targeting Tech Giants: Expand Legal System to Prevent Unfair Transactions
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New Law Targeting Tech Giants: Expand Legal System to Prevent Unfair ...
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Invest like a Congress member: There are some new funds that track stock trading by members of Congress and their family. So we thought ...
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Invest like a Congress member
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Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day: Asia: Good morning. Nvidia notches the world’s highest market cap. US stocks hit 31st record of year ...
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Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day: Asia
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'We've won the war, but not the battle': Warning on house price growth: With most economists forecasting little chance of a cut in the cash rate before next year ...
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'We've won the war, but not the battle': Warning on house price growth
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WarnerBros. Discovery hires ex-Obama aide Robert Gibbs to run PR: WarnerBros. Discovery has hired Robert Gibbs, a former top aide to President Barack Obama ...
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WarnerBros. Discovery hires ex-Obama aide Robert Gibbs to run PR
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Single dad’s ‘special numbers’ lead to big Maryland lottery win. ‘Didn’t believe it’
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Jana Wibawa case: Wan Saiful's trial postponed to June 24: Ex-Bersatu leader and his lead counsel have family duties.
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Jana Wibawa case: Wan Saiful's trial postponed to June 24
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Booming North Staffordshire attraction wants bigger and better café: Planners are set to allow a change of use at Bobby's Ice Cream Parlour near Werrington ...
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Booming North Staffordshire attraction wants bigger and better café
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EU set to lead pledges for African vaccines programme: European leaders are expected to lead global contributions of more than $1bn to programmes aimed at ...
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EU set to lead pledges for African vaccines programme
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If the RBA does its job, we might all hold on to ours: If Michele Bullock and the RBA board are committed to ensuring unemployment stays under control ...
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If the RBA does its job, we might all hold on to ours
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Long Island home prices break records again in May, with listings scarce: The median sale price in Nassau County rose 13%, while Suffolk's median surged 14.2%. 
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Long Island home prices break records again in May, with listings scarce
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Median home price sets new record for Cincinnati metro area: The price of the typical house in the Cincinnati metro area hit a new record in May at $300,000 ...
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Median home price sets new record for Cincinnati metro area
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Orbán's opponent stays as MEP to lead Hungarian opposition from Brussels: After initially pledging to give up his seat in the European Parliament ...
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Orbán's opponent stays as MEP to lead Hungarian opposition from Brussels
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Anti-graft group urges govt to be careful with using its resources in Sg Bakap: PETALING JAYA: An anti-graft group says recent contributions announced for houses ...
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Anti-graft group urges govt to be careful with using its resources in Sg ...
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Helios brings Swiss luxury watch brand Charriol to India: Charriol is a Swiss watch and jewellery brand founded in 1983 by Philippe Charriol ...
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Helios brings Swiss luxury watch brand Charriol to India
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I’ll resist my supporters’ arrest, Fubara vows: Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has assured the people of the state that he will lead the way to ensure ...
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I’ll resist my supporters’ arrest, Fubara vows
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The Largest Private Wine Collection Ever Auctioned Is Heading to Sotheby’s: Pierre Chen's considerable collection is hitting the auction block over a series ...
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The Largest Private Wine Collection Ever Auctioned Is Heading to Sotheby’s
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Opinion | Trump vs. Biden: Can We Overcome Our Disbelief?: We’re asked to accept that the incumbent is sharp as a tack and the challenger has the character to ...
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Opinion | Trump vs. Biden: Can We Overcome Our Disbelief?
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Taylor Swift UK Tour 2024: Remaining Eras Tour tickets and cost - and is it cheaper to see star oversees?
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Quick Glance: Taylor Swift: Traffic Caution for Cardiff Concert
  • Thousands of Taylor Swift enthusiasts disregard travel advisories for Cardiff concert

  • Amid traffic congestion and rail disruptions, fans eagerly anticipate the unique tour experience

  • Fans have been lining up since early morning for the sold-out concert

  • Taylor Swift's Eras tour is projected to exceed $2 billion in revenue
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Joe Mazzulla Reveals He Coached Through Injury to Lead Celtics to NBA Championship
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Architect James N. Conway’s Personal Home in Los Angeles Is Up for Grabs at $4 Million
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Architect James N. Conway’s Personal Home in Los Angeles Is Up for Grabs ...
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KZN premier Thami Ntuli announces coalition executive: The KwaZulu-Natal governing coalition has announced an equitable share of the executive ...
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KZN premier Thami Ntuli announces coalition executive
Quick Glance: Thami Ntuli Establishes Multi-Party Cabinet to Address Crime and Improve Service Delivery in KZN
  • KwaZulu-Natal's new premier, Thami Ntuli, has promptly appointed a multi-party cabinet involving all members of the government of provincial unity to lead the province for the next five years.

  • When forming a unity cabinet, Ntuli has focused on tackling crime and enhancing service delivery in the municipalities of KwaZulu-Natal, including the eThekwini metro area, which has faced challenges due to the political unrest in the ANC in the province.

  • To address the high murder rate in KwaZulu-Natal, Ntuli has separated the province's public safety department from the transport ministry and relocated it to the premier's office, encompassing the killings of political leaders, izinduna, and amakhosi.

  • Ntuli urged the MECs to take immediate action to commence the monumental task of rebuilding the province of KwaZulu-Natal, stressing the significance of honesty, dignity, and diligence in fulfilling their duties to ensure service delivery for all citizens of the province.