There is an oft-quoted cynical comment in the entertainment industry: "With every hit along comes a writ". The musical industry is no exception. Over the past few years, we have seen numerous instances where music authors have instituted actions alleging copyright infringement of well-known hit songs. The most recent such case is the allegation that the introduction to the well-known Led Zeppelin song, "Stairway to Heaven", infringes the copyright of the song "Taurus" authored by Randy Wolfe who played with the group Spirit. In June, a Los Angeles jury determined that "Stairway to Heaven" did not infringe the copyright of "Taurus".
JSE Listed M&A
Conduit Capital submitted a non-binding expression of interest to the boards of Snowball Wealth and Midbrook Lane. Both companies are SA investment firms investing for the long term in a portfolio of mostly listed companies. The purchase considerations will be settled through the issue of Conduit shares and will be based on the NAV of each firm at a set date.
The Leap Motion
In the 2002 Tech Noir film Minority Report, set in the year 2054, Tom Cruise plays the role of John Anderton, chief of PreCrime. Anderton seamlessly interacts with the computer display by gesturing in front of it, as if manipulating real world objects. Whilst Anderton could predict the crimes of the future in the film, he was unable to predict that Tom Cruise would jump manically on Oprah Winfrey's couch in 2005 – and also, that consumers needn't wait till 2054 in order to use their hands to control intangible objects visible on a screen.
The Cape Winemakers Guild was formed 34-years ago to enable its by-invitation-only-members to share knowledge and winemaking ideas and to provide a platform to give wine drinkers access to specially selected wines from the Cape's best winemakers.
As a preamble to the bout, the manual weighs in as fit and nimble with quick action and a full range of power. The automatic on the other hand is slow, sluggish and heavy in comparison. The automatic is an "old man" and could never compete in the same class as the manual. Right?
Beijing's "Going Global" imperative is reshaping the investment landscape across Africa. This strategy to increase China's global competitiveness by encouraging investments overseas is a cornerstone in China's economic reform. Chinese investors have heard the call and many have come to Africa to seek their fortune.
The development of transport and related infrastructure is critical for continued growth in African economies. Rolling stock leasing models are an attractive and growing response to Africa's transportation and logistics requirements but they require external finance.