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Vertonghen scores late Spurs winner at Wolves

Today at 17:55 PM, via BBC News

Jan Vertonghen scores a dramatic late winner as Tottenham end Wolves’ 11-match unbeaten Premier League run to narrow the gap on the top four with victory at Molineux.

Africa

Botswana bans hunters after killing of research elephant

Today at 13:17 PM, via Reuters

GABERONE (Reuters) – Botswana’s government has revoked the licences of two professional hunters who shot dead a research elephant and then destroyed its collar to try to hide the evidence.

Sport

New Zealand Rugby boss says global change must happen

Today at 18:09 PM, via The South African

New Zealand Rugby’s incoming chief executive Mark Robinson feels the Rugby Championship must expand to facilitate the growth of the game. The Kiwis had supported the proposed Nations League which would have seen Rugby Union form a global tournament that would replace the Championship and the Six Nations. Robinson revealed that there have been talks […]

Education

Tanzania: 28% of Children Not Attending Primary School

Today at 12:19 PM, via AllAfrica

[Citizen] Last Thursday – December 12, 2019 – The Citizen published some of the findings of a study by Twaweza that largely focused upon school attendance in Tanzania, or perhaps more accurately: non-attendance by a goodly 28 percent of primary school going-age children.

Education

How to help children go green … make their playgrounds edible

Today at 10:33 AM, via The Guardian

Trees for Cities, one of the four groups we are supporting in the 2019 charity appeal, helps schools in deprived areas create inspiring green spaces• Please donate to our appeal here

Headteacher Clare Higgins was concerned when a 10-year-old student told her “something had gone wrong” during a recent lunch break. But she was quietly relieved to see the student was talking about the carrots...

Entertainment

Jamaica’s Toni-Ann Singh crowned Miss World 2019

Today at 05:34 AM, via SowetanLIVE

Jamaica's Toni-Ann Singh was crowned as Miss World 2019 on Saturday and said she wanted to use her title to work for “sustainable change” for women and their children.

Science/Tech

Ask Slashdot: Would You Pay To Subscribe To YouTube?

Today at 17:34 PM, via Slashdot

Long-time Slashdot reader shanen writes:
If you don’t watch YouTube, then more power to you, but if you do watch it, then I bet you have noticed more and more intrusive and noisy and much longer ads along with frequent reminders that you can pay up and make the noise go away.

Feels like extortion to me and I’m not going to pay a blackmailer. But someone must be paying up. Is it you? Or do you...

Health

More reasons why you must manage your stress

Today at 15:45 PM, via Health24

A study found that stress can keep you from making positive changes in your life by holding you back, as though your feet were stuck in mud.

Health

Parkinson’s treatment has unexpected side effect

Today at 12:45 PM, via Health24

People with Parkinson’s disease who have a deep brain stimulation device implanted need a carefully supervised assessment of their swimming skills before going into deep water.

Health

Malaysia to work with UNICEF on polio vaccination in Sabah state

Today at 10:52 AM, via Reuters

Malaysia’s health authorities on Sunday said they are working with UNICEF to bring polio vaccines to the state of Sabah in Malaysian Borneo, where the country’s first polio case in nearly three decades was detected last week.

Nature

Botswana animal groups outraged at elephant killing

Yesterday at 10:09 AM, via News24

Animal campaigners demanded on Friday that a Botswana hunter’s licence be revoked after an elephant was killed despite being protected, raising tensions over the country’s new hunting rules.