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Politics

ConCourt judgement in the IEC, DA matter delayed

Yesterday at 16:45 PM, via SABC News

The Constitutional Court judgment in the matter between the Electoral Commission (IEC) and the Democratic Alliance (DA) has been delayed. The decision was expected to be made at 3 pm on Saturday afternoon.

Sport

Boks’ humiliation downgrades epic test against Kiwis

Today at 02:44 AM, via News24

The Springboks’ 100th test match against the All Blacks in Townsville, Australia, on Saturday was meant to be a showcase of rugby’s two most successful nations at the height of their powers, with hopes that it would take place with the Rugby Championship title at stake.

Education

UK headteacher threatened with legal action by own governor over student Covid jabs

Yesterday at 15:59 PM, via The Guardian

Teachers targeted by anti-vaxxers as schools prepare to vaccinate pupils

Secondary schools in the UK have been plunged into the centre of the row over Covid vaccines for 12- to 15-year-olds, with anti-vaxxers at school gates and a headteacher threatened with legal action by one of his own governors.

Letters circulated by campaign groups and parents are accusing schools of sanctioning “medical...

Education

Prove your Covid status if you want to party, UK students told

Yesterday at 15:32 PM, via The Guardian

Student unions are going further than government guidelines, in an attempt to avoid virus outbreaks like those of last year

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Student unions are telling students they won’t be admitted to freshers’ parties in the next few weeks without a Covid pass or negative lateral flow test, in an attempt to avoid a repeat of last year’s...

Education

Ethiopia: Authority Revokes Licenses of 11 Private Schools

Yesterday at 13:14 PM, via AllAfrica

[Reporter] The Addis Ababa Education and Training Quality Professional Competence and Assessment Assurance Authority announced that it revoked the license and recognition of eight Kindergarten (KG) and three primary private schools for allegedly performing below the expected standard.

Entertainment

TV OT: How the Emmys sounded the alarms for the award-show ratings nightmare

Friday at 22:06 PM, via CNN

The record-low ratings for last year’s Emmys turned out to be the canary in the coalmine for steep across-the-board drops in award-show viewing — the alarm for an unwelcome wakeup call. Yet if hope springs eternal that those shows can at least partially rebound, challenges associated with the pandemic and shift to streaming only heightened problems already plaguing TV’s highest honor and awards...

Science/Tech

Facebook fights back

Today at 06:21 AM, via MyBroadband

Facebook pushed back on reports that the company was aware of the negative impact of its products, claiming that the allegations don’t tell the whole picture.

Science/Tech

What Happened After El Salvador Adopted Bitcoin as Legal Currency?

Today at 05:04 AM, via Slashdot

Foreign Policy magazine explores just what happened after El Salvador adopted bitcoin as legal currency and launched its official government-approved bitcoin wallet Chivo:Chivo launched just after midnight on Sept. 7. The system started failing at three a.m. Server capacity was increased, and app installations were not re-enabled until 11:30 a.m. Transactions failed through the day; customer...

Science/Tech

SpaceX’s All-Tourist Crew Safely Splashes Back Down to Earth

Today at 02:01 AM, via Slashdot

Watch the video here! “SpaceX safely returned its Crew Dragon spacecraft from orbit on Saturday, with the capsule carrying the four members of the Inspiration4 mission back to Earth after three days in space…” reports CNBC:”Thanks so much SpaceX, that was a heck of a ride for us and we’re just getting started!” Inspiration4 commander Jared Isaacman said from the capsule after touching down....

Science/Tech

‘Heck of a ride’: SpaceX’s historic amateur astronauts land safely in Atlantic

Today at 01:51 AM, via The Guardian

The four-person crew thanked mission control as they splashed down in the Atlantic

Four space tourists ended their trailblazing trip to orbit on Saturday with a splashdown in the Atlantic off the Florida coast.

Their SpaceX capsule parachuted into the ocean just before sunset, not far from where their chartered flight began three days earlier.

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Motoring

These 12 popular cars in South Africa are priced under R250,000

Yesterday at 17:30 PM, via BusinessTech

Twelve of the top-selling new passenger vehicles in South Africa’s top 30 for the month of August, are priced below the average price of a pre-owned vehicle financed by Wesbank, that being around R253,000.