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TUESDAY, 18 MAY 2021, 17:48

South Africa

Murraysburg garlic project creating much needed jobs

Today at 16:30 PM, via News24

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA) has launched a small-scale garlic project in Murraysburg with the hopes of creating much-needed jobs in the Central Karoo town.

Education

Malawi: Three Fight for Mzuni Alumni Association Presidency

Today at 14:18 PM, via AllAfrica

[Nyasa Times] Mzuzu University (Mzuni) Alumni Association will this month end hold its annual elective general assembly where three candidates–Naomi Banda, Elias Gaveta and John Paul–are expected to battle it out for the presidency.

Education

Africa: Towards the Regeneration of the University and Public Policy in Africa (Part One)

Today at 13:05 PM, via AllAfrica

[Daily Maverick] A grounded university curriculum that reflects the realities and is responsive to the needs of the poor, hungry and homeless of Africa is urgent and long overdue. This translates to a radical rethink of the purpose and mission of higher education. Taking billions away from higher education to bail out a historically mismanaged and looted state airline must surely reflect poorly...

Entertainment

Nick Jonas is recovering from bike accident

Today at 14:12 PM, via CNN

Singer/actor and recently returned “The Voice” coach Nick Jonas has revealed details following reports he was hospitalized over the weekend.

Science/Tech

‘The Monopolist Worm in Apple’

Today at 17:26 PM, via Slashdot

Horacio Gutierrez, head of global affairs and chief legal officer at Spotify, writes in an opinion piece: I am heartened by the growing global consensus, but time is on Apple’s side. While Spotify has been successful despite Apple’s behavior, for many app developers the threat of irreparable harm is immediate. The process for putting together regulatory changes is long and laborious. This gives...

Science/Tech

Try This One Weird Trick Russian Hackers Hate

Today at 16:51 PM, via Slashdot

Brian Krebs: In a Twitter discussion last week on ransomware attacks, KrebsOnSecurity noted that virtually all ransomware strains have a built-in failsafe designed to cover the backsides of the malware purveyors: They simply will not install on a Microsoft Windows computer that already has one of many types of virtual keyboards installed — such as Russian or Ukrainian. So many readers had...

Health

How Do I Know if My Teen Is OK?

Today at 11:00 AM, via New York Times

In the pandemic, many of the traditional measures that indicate a teen is thriving have been rendered irrelevant.