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World

Biden bristles at being asked about cognitive test

Today at 20:47 PM, via News24

Joe Biden, the 77-year-old presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, pushed back strongly in an interview aired on Wednesday at a reporter who asked him if he’s taken a cognitive test.

World

Satellite Images Show Aftermath Of Beirut Blast

Today at 18:07 PM, via NPR

The massive explosion leveled the city’s port, and scattered debris across a road thousands of feet away. The blast killed at least 100 people and injured thousands more.

Business

WATCH | BMW plunges to second-quarter loss

Today at 20:58 PM, via Fin24

BMW on Wednesday said it expected to post an operating profit for the full year despite lockdowns pushing the carmaker to a second-quarter operating loss.

Politics

Mokhesi’s corruption related testimony postponed at State Capture Inquiry

Today at 13:02 PM, via SABC News

The State Capture Commission has postponed the testimony of the Head of the Human Settlements Department in the Free State, Nthimose Mokhesi, to a date to be determined. Mokhesi has been implicated in corruption related to a 2014 tender worth R255-million which aimed to eradicate asbestos roofs in low-cost housing in the province. He and […]

Politics

LIVE: State Capture Inquiry, 5 August 2020

Today at 10:00 AM, via SABC News

The Commission of Inquiry into State Capture in Johannesburg is on Wednesday morning scheduled to hear the testimony of the former head of the Free State Human Settlements Department, Nthimose Mokhesi.

Education

Chicago students to begin school year with all-remote classes

Today at 17:40 PM, via The Guardian

District backed away from tentative plans to have most kids return to classroom for two days a week due to Covid-19

Chicago students will begin the fall with all-remote instruction, officials said Wednesday as they backed away from tentative plans to have most kids return to the classroom for two days a week.

Chicago public schools in mid-July unveiled a hybrid plan combining in-person and...

Education

Swaziland: eSwatini Teachers Oppose Hasty School Reopening

Today at 17:36 PM, via AllAfrica

[New Frame] For the better part of June and July, the eSwatini government has ignored protests by parents and teachers and reopened schools, despite poor levels of readiness in many institutions.

Science/Tech

Canon Hit by Maze Ransomware Attack, 10TB Data Allegedly Stolen

Today at 20:46 PM, via Slashdot

Canon has suffered a ransomware attack that impacts numerous services, including Canon’s email, Microsoft Teams, USA website, and other internal applications. From a report: BleepingComputer has been tracking a suspicious outage on Canon’s image.canon cloud photo and video storage service resulting in the loss of data for users of their free 10GB storage feature. The image.canon site suffered...

Nature

Overnight stays at CapeNature reserves – What YOU need to know before packing your overnight bag

Yesterday at 09:30 AM, via CapeNature

We are very excited about the announcement made on the 30 July by Tourism Minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane when she stated that “On accommodation for leisure, cabinet has agreed to ease the restrictions for leisure travel. Currently, individuals are not allowed to leave their homes for leisure purposes, but they now are allowed to do so […]