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San Francisco 49ers - TeamReport

NFL Team Report - San Francisco 49ers - INSIDE SLANT The start of the offseason conditioning program couldn't come soon enough for the San Francisco 49ers. After having dealt with trade rumors involving head coach Jim Harbaugh and numerous off-the-field incidents involving key players, general manager Trent Baalke has to be feeling a sense of relief knowing his players are returning to the team's facility this week.

Pittsburgh Steelers - TeamReport

NFL Team Report - Pittsburgh Steelers - INSIDE SLANT The NFL will not dock the Pittsburgh Steelers a 2014 draft pick because of the incident involving coach Mike Tomlin in the Thanksgiving night game against the Ravens in Baltimore, the team announced Thursday. Tomlin earlier was fined $100,000 for standing on the field and nearly making contact with Baltimore kickoff returner Jacoby Jones.

Denver Broncos - TeamReport

NFL Team Report - Denver Broncos - INSIDE SLANT The lesson of the Denver Broncos' 43-8 Super Bowl XLVIII loss to the Seattle Seahawks was clear: A record-breaking offense wasn't enough to overcome speed, power and aggression. The Seahawks were faster and a step ahead of the Broncos' offense, and Denver's defense, hindered by injuries, was unable to counter that when the Seahawks had the football.

South Africa's top 7 challenges in the next 20 years

During two decades of democracy South Africa has made massive strides to improve the lives of millions of citizens, but huge challenges remain. Here experts give their views about seven key challenges South Africa must tackle in the next 20 years: - Create jobs - Officially around 25 percent of South Africa's work force is unemployed, though the real figure is likely closer to 40 percent. Fixing employment remains a herculean task, one successive democratic governments have been unable to crack.

20 years on, Mandela's party faces tough test in S.Africa

Twenty years after the euphoria of South Africa's first democratic elections swept liberation hero Nelson Mandela to power, the ruling party faces its toughest test at the polls next month. Rampant corruption and a failure to erase apartheid's enduring legacy of abject poverty have sown social and political discontent in what is one of the most unequal nations on earth. Rocked by scandal and bereft of the iconic Mandela after his death in December, the African National Congress (ANC)is still expected to win the elections easily but could see its majority trimmed.

RugbyU: Saracens boss wary of Sivivatu threat

New Zealand's Sitiveni Sivivatu is the dangerman Saracens must contain in their European Cup semi-final with Clermont at Twickenham on Saturday, according to coach Mark McCall. Although it is nearly three years since Sivivatu won the last of his 45 All Blacks caps, the 32-year-old Fiji-born flyer remains one of the most potent attacking threats in European rugby.

Canada's middle class surpasses that in the U.S., says New York Times report

OTTAWA - There is a middle class crisis, but it's happening south of the border, not in Canada, according to a New York Times report on incomes around the world. The newspaper says an analysis it conducted with the LIS data centre shows that while Canadian median income per capita trailed the U.S. badly at the turn of the century, it had caught up by 2010 and now likely is ahead. And overall, the study shows Canada tied with the U.S. for the highest per capita median income of the countries compared, including Germany, France and Britain.

Proposed Navajo Nation junk-food tax falls short of needed votes; advocates vow to revive it

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Facing a high prevalence of diabetes, many American Indian tribes are returning to their roots with community and home gardens, cooking classes that incorporate traditional foods, and running programs to encourage healthy lifestyles. The latest effort on the Navajo Nation, the country's largest reservation, is to use the tax system to spur people to ditch junk food.

Brazil ex-leader Kubitschek was not murdered

Former Brazilian president Juscelino Kubitschek was not murdered by the country's military dictatorship but died in 1976 due to a car crash, a panel said Tuesday. The announcement by a national truth commission investigating crimes committed under Brazil's 1964-1985 dictatorship contradicts a report issued late last year that said he had been assassinated. The newest report, prepared by 20 experts, said there were no shots fired on Kubitschek's vehicle and that its trajectory clearly indicates an accident.

Novartis and GSK trade assets as pharma industry reshapes

By Caroline Copley and Paul Sandle ZURICH/LONDON (Reuters) - Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline agreed to trade more than $20 billion worth of assets on Tuesday to bolster their best businesses and exit weaker ones as the drug industry contends with healthcare spending cuts and generic competition.
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