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SATURDAY, 31 OCTOBER 2020, 18:41

Africa

21 people gunned down in northwestern Nigeria attack

Yesterday at 16:57 PM, via The Citizen

A surge in criminal activity has affected the region, where clashes over land and resources between ethnic Fulani herders and local farmers erupted more than a decade ago.

Politics

DA delegates wait with bated breath to hear who will lead the party

Today at 17:00 PM, via SABC News

With delegates having cast their votes for who will lead the party over the next three years, delegates at the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) virtual Elective Conference now wait with bated breath to find out who will be their next leader.

Politics

The elective process will be free and fair: DA’s Meyer

Today at 11:20 AM, via SABC News

Democratic Alliance (DA) Interim Federal Chairperson Ivan Meyer says the party is committed to refocusing on three principles in the lead up to the 2021 local government elections and the person elected to lead the DA will be charged with this as a priority.

Education

Kenya: Full School Reopening Plans in Top Gear

Today at 12:37 PM, via AllAfrica

[Nation] Talks on full reopening of schools are at an advanced stage between the ministries of Health and Education despite the current spike in Covid-19 infections.

Education

‘Universities have sidelined the science,’ says academics’ leader

Today at 10:00 AM, via The Guardian

The new president of the University and College Union, herself suffering from long Covid, says staff are increasingly angry, as branches ballot their members

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One weekend in May, when Vicky Blake, the new president of the University and College Union, was supposed to be helping her father with some decorating, she realised she could...

Lifestyle

Former James Bond actor Sean Connery dies aged 90

Today at 15:21 PM, via SABC News

Scottish movie legend Sean Connery, who shot to international stardom as the suave, sexy and sophisticated British agent James Bond and went on to dominate the silver screen for four decades, has died aged 90,the BBC and Sky News reported on Saturday.

Lifestyle

Legendary British actor Sean Connery has died: BBC

Today at 13:07 PM, via Eyewitness News

The Scottish actor, who was knighted in 2000, won numerous awards during his decades-spanning career, including an Oscar, three Golden Globes and two Bafta awards.

Entertainment

Sean Connery throught the years

Today at 17:52 PM, via CNN

Legendary screen actor Sean Connery, who put a face to the equally legendary character James Bond, has died, the BBC reports, citing a statement from his son, Jason.

Entertainment

Sean Connery, famed for playing James Bond, dies age 90

Today at 17:21 PM, via CNN

Sean Connery, the Scottish actor whose five-decade long movie career was dominated by the role of James Bond, has died at the age of 90, the BBC reports, citing a statement from his son Jason.

Science/Tech

Once in a blue moon: rare phenomenon expected in Saturday night sky

Today at 17:36 PM, via The Guardian

Blue moons – the second full moon in a month – occur only every few years, and the name is misleading

On Saturday night, Democrats yearning for a blue wave on election day might choose to look to the skies for an omen: a blue moon.

Blue moons, typically defined as the second full moon in one month, are rare, arriving every two to three years. According to Earthsky.org, the last was on 31 March...

Science/Tech

In troubled times, a ritual walk can clear the mind and soothe the soul

Today at 17:00 PM, via The Guardian

A pilgrimage is healing because it encourages you to savour the moment

Come autumn, as a way of defying the back-to-school doldrums brought on by a rapid shortening of the days, and to mark what feels like the true start of a year, I go on a pilgrimage. This year, more than ever, I crave the slow and steady rhythm of a walking pace, big skies, and cleansing wind and rain to shake off the...

Science/Tech

While Europe Accounts for 46% of COVID-19 Cases, Taiwan Goes 200 Days Without a Local Infection

Today at 16:34 PM, via Slashdot

Europe “now accounts for 46% of global coronavirus cases,” reports ABC News, “and nearly a third of total related deaths.”Dr. Jean-Francois Delfraissy, a senior French physician and the president of the scientific council that reports to the government, warned that the country has “lost control of the epidemic,” after health authorities reported more than 52,000 new cases. He said that the...

Science/Tech

RIP Google Play Music, Gone Too Soon

Today at 16:00 PM, via Wired

The company’s music service, which was born in 2011 and shut down last week, shall live forever in our hearts.

Health

Cruise Ships Can Get Ready to Set Sail Again, C.D.C. Says

Today at 00:02 AM, via New York Times

The C.D.C. has issued a conditional order toward certifying companies that can prove they can protect passengers and crews from the coronavirus. Actual travel by sea is still a distant wish.

Nature

The iconic Whale Trail has reopened after an extensive revamp

Wednesday at 12:26 PM, via CapeNature

The iconic and world class Whale trail hike in the De Hoop Nature Reserve will reopen on Wednesday, 28 October 2020. CapeNature prides itself on leading the way in sustainable tourism as demonstrated by a continued commitment to nature-based recreational and tourism facilities for local and international visitors to enjoy and explore. Situated on 34 000 […]

Nature

A journey to Keurbooms Nature Reserve – by Scott Ramsay

Monday at 14:41 PM, via CapeNature

Words and photos by Scott Ramsay Keurbooms River Nature Reserve is a small reserve near Plettenberg Bay, and despite its proximity to the busy town, once you’ve paddled up the river away from the national road, it soon becomes clear that this reserve is another tiny patch of paradise in the Western Cape. Ancient yellow-wood […]