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World

In fresh blow to Trump, US court rejects Pennsylvania election case

Today at 10:09 AM, via News24

A federal appeals court on Friday rejected an attempt by US President Donald Trump’s campaign to block President-elect Joe Biden from being declared the winner of Pennsylvania, dealing another significant setback to Trump’s bid to overturn the election.

Africa

22 killed in ethnic violence in southern Chad

Today at 11:29 AM, via News24

At least 22 people have been killed in southern Chad in the latest instance of deadly ethnic violence between nomadic herders and sedentary farmers, the communications minister said Friday.

Africa

Ethiopia’s Abiy tells AU he stands by Tigray military campaign

Today at 10:33 AM, via News24

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed told African Union envoys Friday he will continue military operations in the restive northern Tigray region, resisting calls for dialogue as his army prepared for what he called a final offensive against regional f

Business

Why your December braai will be more expensive

Today at 11:00 AM, via BusinessTech

With Christmas only five weeks away, the current trend in meat prices signals prospects of expensive braais during the 2020 December festive season, according to Paul Makube, senior agricultural economist at FNB.

Politics

PAC loses its sole MP seat in National Assembly

Today at 14:06 PM, via SABC News

The Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) has lost its sole seat in the National Assembly after its President Mzwanele Nyhontso has been suspended with immediate effect.

Politics

VIDEO: Mncedisi Filtane funeral

Today at 10:25 AM, via SABC News

The late UDM deputy National Chairperson, Mncedisi Filtane will be buried at his home village of Thanga Village in Butterworth on Saturday. 

Politics

Funeral service for UMD deputy chair Filtane underway

Today at 09:37 AM, via SABC News

The funeral service of United Democratic Movement deputy national chairperson, Mncedisi Filtane, is currently under way in his home village of Thanga, outside Butterworth, Eastern Cape.

Education

University of Surrey to lower entry grades in recognition of Covid disruption

Today at 13:51 PM, via The Guardian

Move will help those who have had their learning significantly affected across two academic years

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The University of Surrey has become the latest higher education institution to lower its entry requirements for next year in recognition of the disruption to education caused by the coronavirus crisis.

Entry grades will be reduced by one...

Science/Tech

Chinese Police Have Seized $4.2 Billion Cryptos from PlusToken Ponzi Crackdown

Today at 14:30 PM, via Slashdot

Crypto assets worth more than $4.2 billion have been seized by Chinese police during the massive PlusToken Ponzi scheme crackdown, according to a new court ruling. From a report: In a November 19 judgment made public on Thursday, the Jiangsu Yancheng Intermediate People’s Court has detailed the breakdown for the first time of all the crypto assets seized by Chinese police related to the...

Science/Tech

Risking family health over Christmas is ‘individual judgment’, says professor

Today at 14:26 PM, via The Guardian

Prof Neil Ferguson says relaxing coronavirus restrictions for five days ‘will increase transmission’

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The scientist whose modelling led to the first UK lockdown has said the decision over whether to see elderly relatives over Christmas comes down to “individual judgment”, warning that the relaxed measures during the five-day...

Health

A.A. to Zoom, Substance Abuse Treatment Goes Online

Today at 12:00 PM, via New York Times

It began as a stopgap way to get through the pandemic, but both participants and providers say virtual sessions have some clear advantages and will likely become a permanent part of recovery.

Nature

Escape to Marloth Nature Reserve

Tuesday at 17:01 PM, via CapeNature

Words and photos by Scott Ramsay Lying just off the national N2 road, about two and a half hours from Cape Town, Swellendam is South Africa’s third oldest town and owes much of its attractiveness to the mountains lying a few kilometres to the north. I’ve always slowed down on the road here, mostly because […]

Nature

Responsible fishing encouraged this World Fisheries Day

21 November at 13:09 PM, via CapeNature

World Fisheries Day is an Environmental Calendar Day celebrated every year on the 21st of November to highlight the importance of a sustainable means to maintain fish stocks. It highlights the critical importance of fish and the role it plays in job creation and economic impact. Fishing is central to the livelihoods and food security […]