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WEDNESDAY, 05 AUGUST 2020, 20:38

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.

World

Beirut reels from huge blast, as death toll climbs to at least 113

Today at 17:59 PM, via News24

Lebanese rescue workers searched for survivors in the mangled wreckage of buildings and investigators blamed negligence for a massive warehouse explosion that sent a devastating blast wave across Beirut, killing at least 113 people.

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

Instagram Displayed Negative Related Hashtags For Biden, But Hid Them For Trump

Today at 20:05 PM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader shares a report: For at least the last two months, a key Instagram feature, which algorithmically pushes users toward supposedly related content, has been treating hashtags associated with President Donald Trump and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in very different ways. Searches for Biden also return a variety of pro-Trump messages, while searches for...

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 […]