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World

Don’t panic, you’ll get vaccine, says WHO

Yesterday at 23:54 PM, via News24

Nobody should panic about getting access to a Covid-19 vaccine because everyone who wants one will get one, the World Health Organization said.

World

‘Democracy has prevailed’: Biden becomes 46th president

Yesterday at 22:58 PM, via News24

Joe Biden on Wednesday became the 46th president of the United States with a call to unity, vowing to bridge deep divides and defeat domestic extremism two weeks after a mob attack tried to undo his election victory.

World

WATCH | Trump arrives at home in Mar-a-Lago

Yesterday at 22:11 PM, via News24

President Donald Trump arrived Wednesday at his resort home in Mar-a-Lago, Florida, after leaving the White House for the last time, AFP observed.

Business

Executive lounge

Yesterday at 23:46 PM, via Moneyweb

Waheed Adams – President: Cape Town, EO

Business

WATCH | Pfizer vaccine appears effective against UK variant

Yesterday at 22:35 PM, via Fin24

The Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech is likely to protect against a more infectious variant of the virus, which was discovered in Britain and has spread around the world, according to results of further lab tests released.

Politics

Naudé concedes Aggett may have been assaulted before he died

Yesterday at 16:42 PM, via SABC News

Former security branch police officer, Martin Naudé, has conceded that it’s possible that anti-apartheid activist, Neil Aggett may have been assaulted a month before he died at the then John Vorster Square police station in Johannesburg, in the early 1980s.

Politics

EPWP recruitment process under scrutiny in Taung

Yesterday at 16:04 PM, via SABC News

Some disgruntled residents of Taung village in the North West, have expressed concern at the process of recruitment for the Extended Public Works Programme.

Politics

Legal showdown between Bandile Masuku and SIU set for Thursday

Yesterday at 11:42 AM, via Times Live

Former Gauteng health MEC Bandile Masuku will on Thursday attempt to convince the high court in Pretoria to declare the Special Investigating Unit’s findings against him unlawful, unconstitutional and invalid.

Education

Big Changes to the SAT

Yesterday at 19:25 PM, via New York Times

Advanced Placement tests will take prominence as the college entrance exam phases out subject tests and the optional essay.

Education

Universities doing all they can for students | Letter

Yesterday at 19:00 PM, via The Guardian

Dr Tim Bradshaw says Russell Group universities are working hard to provide a high-quality learning experience

It is wrong to suggest that universities have not put the interests of students at the heart of their response to the pandemic (The government has failed thousands of students in England. They deserve a refund, 14 January).

From the start, Russell Group universities have worked hard to...

Education

Music A-level: exam board says it was wrong to drop only black composer

Yesterday at 18:46 PM, via The Guardian

Edexcel initially defended decision to cut British jazz artist Courtney Pine from course

An exam board has admitted it was wrong to drop the work of the British jazz artist Courtney Pine from its A-level music course, thereby leaving no black composers on the course’s syllabus.

The Guardian revealed this month that Edexcel had cut Pine’s compositions from the works in its jazz and popular...

Entertainment

Poet Amanda Gorman calls on Americans to be the ‘light’

Yesterday at 22:24 PM, via CNN

Amanda Gorman, the nation’s first-ever youth poet laureate, challenged Americans Wednesday to “leave behind a country better than the one we were left” and unify together as she delivered a stirring inauguration poem.

Entertainment

Trump’s ‘reality TV presidency’ gets a new, more produced look with Biden TV

Yesterday at 21:20 PM, via CNN

Much has been written about Donald Trump’s “TV presidency,” and how the former reality-TV star sought to produce his time in the White House. Throughout his presidential campaign, however, Joe Biden’s team — in its adherence to Covid protocols — has been shaped through the language of television, creating crowd-pleasing TV moments minus the crowds.

Science/Tech

Opera Now Has a Game Engine To Go With Its Gamer-Focused Browser

Yesterday at 23:40 PM, via Slashdot

Opera has acquired YoYo Games, a British game development platform best known for GameMaker Studio 2, and is launching its Opera Gaming division. Engadget reports: Opera has bought the company for a simple reason: Opera GX. The gamer-focused web browser was launched in early access back in June 2019. Its headline feature is a slide-out control panel that lets you limit the browser’s bandwidth...

Science/Tech

LG Considers Exiting Smartphones In 2021

Yesterday at 23:00 PM, via Slashdot

After losing around $4.5 billion over the past five years, LG is considering exiting the smartphone market in 2021. The Verge reports: The Korea Herald reports that [LG CEO Kwon Bong-seok] sent out an internal memo to staff on Wednesday, hinting at a change in direction for LG’s phone business. “Since the competition in the global market for mobile devices is getting fiercer, it is about time...

Science/Tech

CentOS Is Gone — But RHEL Is Now Free For Up To 16 Production Servers

Yesterday at 22:20 PM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Last month, Red Hat caused a lot of consternation in the enthusiast and small business Linux world when it announced the discontinuation of CentOS Linux. Long-standing tradition — and ambiguity in Red Hat’s posted terms — led users to believe that CentOS 8 would be available until 2029, just like the RHEL 8 it was based on. Red Hat’s early...

Nature

Fish migrations: they would swim 500 miles and they would swim 500 more

Yesterday at 18:23 PM, via CapeNature

By Nicole Horn and Alexis Olds Migration is a widespread but highly complicated and diverse component to many fish species lives.  Migration can be strenuous and often consists of extremely long journeys. The life history stages of certain species rely heavily on migration. Fish will migrate for several reasons including escaping unfavourable conditions, moving to […]