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James Waddington
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#Brics bank: A new paradigm for development?

Brazil, India, China and South Africa - the ''big five'' of the developing world, have agreed, in principle, to create a development bank to fund infrastructure projects. A potentially historic challenge to western-dominated institutions such as the World Bank.

More of our coverage from the Brics summit:
Can the Brics offer an alternative approach to end hunger in Africa? http://gu.com/p/3eynd/tw

A focus on South Africa, the newest member of the Brics http://gu.com/p/3ekf6/tw

Photograph: Rogan Ward/Reuters

#globaldev #Brics #southafrica
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Britain’s “dash-for-gas” strategy has been undermined just a day before chancellor George Osborne is set to place the fossil fuel at the heart of UK energy policy, as a new report finds the economy would be better off harnessing offshore wind instead.

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An incredibly foggy day in Devon today!
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So near Tiverton there's a big dam where all our water apparently comes from. It's pink, which according to the sign, makes it blend in with the scenery better.
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Wimbleball Dam (9 photos)
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So it looks like Apple may have just jumped the shark. Slightly better display and a rubbish photo editing app? Is that good enough? I'm gonna reserve final judgement until the iPhone 5 comes out but I think things are not looking too rosy for Apple just now.

The iPad and iPhone 5 will sell in huge numbers, but perhaps not as high as the previous iterations. Competition from the bargain basement Kindle Fire may well erode their market share to a reasonable extent.

Of course it'd be stupid to write Apple off completely right now with the resources and reputation they have but if they are unable to find compelling reasons for Apple cultists to upgrade then this could be the start of a period of decline.

What do you reckon?

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Stony things.
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In and Out
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More of this. :-D

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Kinda cool
Here's a fun optical illusion for #ScienceSunday

Stare at the red ball on the woman's nose for at least 20 seconds, then look at a blank wall. What do you see?

More info here on #afterimage: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afterimage

If you're on an Apple computer, press the "command+opttion+control+8" keys to see the positive image.
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