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TUESDAY, 18 MAY 2021, 03:41

South Africa

MPs demand modernised Central Firearm Registry

Yesterday at 23:23 PM, via News24

Members of Parliament say they want a modernised Central Firearm Registry and legislative changes, following a Portfolio Committee on Police visit to the facility.

Africa

No masks. No Covid. But problems do abound

Yesterday at 15:10 PM, via Mail & Guardian

With no cases of Covid-19, a Zimbabwe informal settlement’s residents are more concerned about making ends meet – and their imminent eviction

Politics

DA calls on SABC to ensure fair coverage of 2021 local government elections

Yesterday at 20:00 PM, via SABC News

The DA has called on the SABC to ensure equitable, fair and unbiased coverage of the 2021 local government elections in October. The party says it would support an argument for increased coverage of party-political activities by the public broadcaster, but this must be done fairly, consistently and equitably for everyone.  

Education

UK schools voice objections to ‘propping up’ Covid test and trace system, unpaid

Today at 01:01 AM, via The Guardian

Bosses warn of an impending exodus by head teachers if government continues to withhold additional staff and resources

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Schools have spent up to and in excess of 100 hours “propping up” the national Covid test and trace system since the start of the academic year, despite having no additional funding or staff, according to a school...

Education

Ofqual: bias against disadvantaged and SEN pupils ‘common’ in assessments

Yesterday at 21:35 PM, via The Guardian

Findings of research by England’s exams regulator add to existing concerns about the government’s summer assessment process

Teacher assessments are often biased against disadvantaged pupils and those with special educational needs (SEN), according to research by England’s exams regulator Ofqual which will add to concerns about grades this summer.

The findings were based on a review of existing...

Education

Join The Daily to Celebrate Graduation

Yesterday at 21:13 PM, via New York Times

After a year like no other for schools across the country, Michael Barbaro and “The Daily” team celebrate commencement with the students and faculty of “Odessa.”

Lifestyle

National Arts Festival to resume live shows

Yesterday at 21:35 PM, via SABC News

The annual National Arts Festival in Makhanda, in the Eastern Cape, will resume live shows this year with strict compliance to COVID-19 regulations.

Lifestyle

Yes we cancan: Moulin Rouge to return in September

Yesterday at 16:52 PM, via Eyewitness News

Twelve dancers, in matching masks and feathers, braved the morning chill outside the Moulin Rouge on Monday to reveal the opening date stitched into their dresses, much to the surprise of passing motorists on the Boulevard de Clichy.

Science/Tech

Apple Wants You To Know It Chose Not To Take a Cut of $400 Billion in Physical Goods

Today at 02:01 AM, via Slashdot

Apple is trying to convince a judge that it’s not milking the App Store for all it’s worth, and today the company dropped some big numbers to help make its case. From a report: Apple claims that its App Store drove $400 billion worth of physical purchases in a single year in 2019, and that — unlike digital purchases and subscriptions — Apple doesn’t take a cent of that money. That’s according...

Health

A Jane Brody Birthday Milestone: 80!

Yesterday at 11:00 AM, via New York Times

The secret to a happy and vibrant old age? Strive to do what you love for as long as you can do it.