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TUESDAY, 18 JANUARY 2022, 17:29

South Africa

Eskom security officer killed during attempted copper cable theft

Today at 14:36 PM, via SAnews

Police are investigating a case of murder after an Eskom contracted security officer was shot dead after him and six of his colleagues foiled a copper cable theft attempt at Eskom’s Customer Network Centre in Klipspruit, Soweto on Tuesday.

World

China orders overseas mail disinfection over Omicron fears

Today at 16:51 PM, via News24

China’s postal service has ordered workers to disinfect international deliveries and urged the public to reduce orders from overseas after authorities claimed mail could be the source of recent coronavirus outbreaks.

Africa

Afcon 2021: Caf discuss state of pitch in Douala

Today at 16:26 PM, via BBC News

The Confederation of African Football meet to discuss the poor state of the pitch in Douala and whether Afcon matches may need to be moved from the arena.

Africa

Mali junta seeks review of defence accord with France

Today at 13:48 PM, via News24

Mali has asked France for a review of bilateral defence accords against the backdrop of growing tensions between Paris and the ruling junta in Bamako, a French diplomat said Monday.

Business

BLSA accepts Bain’s resignation

Today at 15:55 PM, via Moneyweb

The business body which represents some of businesses’ top CEOs says it looks to raise the ethical standards of SA business.

Politics

Zuma takes another legal tilt at Zondo

Today at 16:24 PM, via Mail & Guardian

The former president is asking the Pretoria high court to declare Zondo’s tenure as chairman of the commission of inquiry unlawful and to order Ramaphosa to appoint a new chair

Sport

Raducanu on fire to win on Australian Open debut

Today at 17:26 PM, via News24

Teenage US Open champion Emma Raducanu sent 2017 Flushing Meadows winner Sloane Stephens crashing out of the Australian Open at the first hurdle Tuesday, producing some devastating tennis in a return to form.

Sport

Tsitsipas vows to be ‘more daring’ after opening win

Today at 17:23 PM, via News24

Stefanos Tsitsipas eased past practice partner Mikael Ymer into the second round at the Australian Open on Tuesday — but admitted he must be more “daring” as he pursues his first Grand Slam title.

Education

Zimbabwe: 400 Students Get Scholarships From Ambassador Angel

Today at 16:54 PM, via AllAfrica

[The Herald] Ambassador Uebert Angel has paid scholarships for more than 400 college students as he answers to the call by President Mnangagwa to assist Zimbabweans, especially from disadvantaged backgrounds access tertiary education.

Education

‘Admissions,’ by Kendra James

Today at 15:39 PM, via New York Times

Kendra James was a legacy student at Taft, but wasn’t made to feel like a member of a proud tradition while she was there.

Entertainment

Jodie Sweetin is engaged

Today at 16:58 PM, via CNN

There’s been some good news in the midst of Jodie Sweetin grieving the loss of her TV dad, Bob Saget.

Entertainment

Every Time I Die band splits

Today at 16:28 PM, via CNN

The band Every Time I Die has split over an apparent disagreement with singer Keith Buckley.

Entertainment

‘How I Met Your Father’ flips ‘Mother’ format

Today at 16:16 PM, via CNN

“How I Met Your Father” is billed as a sequel, not a reboot, since it incorporates a few elements of the original CBS series that ended in 2014, as opposed to just flipping the gender on it. Whatever one chooses to call it (and it’s a distinction without much difference), this Hulu series feels particularly stale, with its modest wrinkles failing to offer enough to merit starting a new...

Science/Tech

Six-month Trial of a Four-day Working Week To Be Launched in the UK

Today at 16:40 PM, via Slashdot

More than 30 companies will take part in a trial of a four-day working week to “herald in a bold new way of working in 2022,” researchers say. From a report: The global pandemic has impacted how long and where people work with Working From Home guidance giving an opportunity to experiment with normal work life. The six-month trial will attempt to measure whether workers can operate at 100 per...