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THURSDAY, 21 OCTOBER 2021, 05:00

World

New Zealand and United Kingdom seal free trade deal

Today at 03:46 AM, via CNN

The United Kingdom and New Zealand announced a free trade agreement Wednesday as Britain continues to strike economic relationships after its departure from the European Union.

Africa

Prosecutors appeal after ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero jailed

Today at 03:02 AM, via The Citizen

Kagame’s government accused Rusesabagina of belonging to the National Liberation Front (FLN), a rebel group blamed for gun, grenade and arson attacks in 2018 and 2019 that killed nine people.

Africa

West Africa: A growing drug-trafficking hub

Yesterday at 22:11 PM, via The Citizen

Although flows of both cocaine and heroin have increased, the UNODC also points to rising cannabis and tramadol seizures. 

Business

Where did you get my telephone number?

Today at 00:01 AM, via Moneyweb

SA companies seem to be struggling with the new Protection of Personal Information Act and the management of customer data.

Education

Schools should stay open as greatest risk of Covid transmission is in households, research finds

Yesterday at 21:33 PM, via The Guardian

Family vaccination is key to preventing symptoms in children, an analysis of the Delta variant spread in education settings shows

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Despite Delta being more transmissible than earlier Covid-19 variants, in Australia few children and adolescents who get the virus have severe symptoms, and schools should only be closed under exceptional...

Education

Social mobility tsar wants campaign against toddlers having mobile phones

Yesterday at 20:33 PM, via The Guardian

Katharine Birbalsingh says she wants to educate parents that the devices will make reading harder for children

The government’s new social mobility commissioner has told MPs she wants to launch a nationwide campaign telling parents not to give their toddlers a mobile phone to play with because it will make reading harder for them later on.

Katharine Birbalsingh told MPs there was “a lack of...

Lifestyle

Your daily Horoscope for 21 October 2021

Today at 03:00 AM, via The South African

Wondering what the day has in store for your star sign? Here’s a quick glance at horoscopes and more for today – completely free!

Entertainment

Dave Chappelle insulted another audience no one mentions

Yesterday at 22:49 PM, via CNN

Dave Chappelle’s latest Netflix special may have attracted a barrage of criticism from the LGBTQ community, but there is another group that he has offended that no one mentions:

Entertainment

‘Dune’ captures the book’s epic scale while telling only half of the story

Yesterday at 21:24 PM, via CNN

To anyone who remembers seeing David Lynch’s 1984 version of “Dune” and thinking, “OK, so that happened,” director Denis Villeneuve has conjured a far more coherent narrative filled with stunning images and massive machinery. He has also split the book into two films, leaving audiences to consume the less compelling first half before ending somewhat abruptly in the middle.

Science/Tech

Elon Musk’s Boring Company Gets Green Light For Las Vegas Tunnel System

Today at 04:02 AM, via Slashdot

Elon Musk’s Boring Company just won approval from local officials to move forward with building a network of vehicle tunnels underneath Las Vegas. The Verge reports: Elon Musk’s Boring Company just won approval from local officials to move forward with building a network of vehicle tunnels underneath Las Vegas. The Boring Company already operates a small version of this “Teslas in Tunnels”...

Science/Tech

Fossil Fuel Drilling Plans Undermine Climate Pledges, UN Report Warns

Today at 03:25 AM, via Slashdot

Even as world leaders vow to take stronger action on climate change, many countries are still planning to dramatically increase their production of oil, gas and coal in the decades ahead, potentially undermining those lofty pledges, according to a United Nations-backed report released Tuesday. From a report: The report looked at future mining and drilling plans in 15 major fossil fuel producing...

Science/Tech

Can We Have Healthy Conversations Online?

Today at 03:12 AM, via New York Times

Not all online spaces are terrible. Join Shira Ovide, a Times technology writer, for a virtual event on Nov. 18 exploring the forces behind internet communities that work.

Science/Tech

Raspberry Pi Suffers First Ever Price Increase

Today at 02:45 AM, via Slashdot

For the first time, the price of a Raspberry Pi single-board computer is increasing and we have the global supply chain shortages to thank for it. PCMag reports: Eben Upton, chief executive of Raspberry Pi Trading, made the announcement today, but also made it clear the price increase is only temporary and only impacts one model of the Raspberry Pi 4. In February last year, the price of the...