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SATURDAY, 26 SEPTEMBER 2020, 22:15

Africa

Mendys of the match: An 11 like no other

Today at 13:02 PM, via BBC News

With three Mendys – Edouard, Benjamin and Nampalys – in the Premier League, BBC Sport Africa has managed to create a whole team.

Africa

WHO says Africa escaped ‘exponential’ rise in cases

Yesterday at 15:58 PM, via News24

Africa has escaped the “exponential” rise in coronavirus cases seen elsewhere probably due to low population density and a hot and humid climate, the UN health agency said.

Politics

Sisulu thanks Brandfort community for supporting Madikizela-Mandela

Today at 19:35 PM, via SABC News

African National Congress (ANC) NEC member Lindiwe Sisulu has thanked the community of Brandfort for providing late struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela with support while she was banished to the Free State town by the apartheid government.

Politics

Little done to change the lives of the poor: Mashaba

Today at 17:01 PM, via SABC News

Action SA leader, Herman Mashaba says little has been done by government to change the lives of the poor and vulnerable. This comes after his visit to Attridgeville Extension 19, where residents are still awaiting their RDP homes they were promised three-years-ago.

Politics

Tributes pour in for Rev Maqhina

Today at 12:31 PM, via SABC News

Tributes are pouring in for the late political activist and playwright, reverend Mzwandile Maqhina.

Education

‘We came all this way to start a new life’: the misery of Glasgow’s lockdown freshers

Today at 17:33 PM, via The Guardian

The university has offered a rent rebate to students stuck in its halls, but will it ease their anger and frustration?

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When Theo Lockett tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday, he was the first of his 10 flatmates to do so. Within 24 hours, four more had reported positive results amid a rapidly increasing outbreak in University...

Education

Covid: Glasgow University to refund students ordered to self-isolate

Today at 16:43 PM, via The Guardian

One month’s rent to be reimbursed as compensation after coronavirus outbreak led to new restrictions

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Glasgow University is to refund one month’s rent to students in halls of residence as compensation after hundreds were forced to self-isolate following an outbreak of coronavirus.

Students, many of whom are living away from home for...

Education

‘Our first case of Covid. Parents are hounding me, staff are afraid’: diary of a headteacher’s week

Today at 09:00 AM, via The Guardian

The exhausted head of a school in England wonders how much more he can take

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Three weeks into the autumn term and we are all wrecked. I look around at my leadership team in our Monday morning meeting at 7.45am. Everyone is drained from poor sleep, working over the weekend and managing colleagues’ worries. Some are snappy and then...

Education

Hundreds of Manchester students locked down after 127 Covid cases

Today at 00:28 AM, via The Guardian

Residents at two Manchester Metropolitan University halls told to stay in rooms for 14 days

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Hundreds of students in Manchester were told to self-isolate on Friday after 127 of them tested positive for coronavirus.

Residents at the Birley campus and Cambridge Halls at Manchester Metropolitan University have been told to stay in their...

Science/Tech

Bug Allowed Hijacking Other Firefox Mobile Browsers on the Same Wi-Fi Network

Today at 21:34 PM, via Slashdot

“Mozilla has fixed a bug that can be abused to hijack all the Firefox for Android browsers on the same Wi-Fi network and force users to access malicious sites, such as phishing pages,” reports ZDNet:The bug was discovered by Chris Moberly, an Australian security researcher working for GitLab. The actual vulnerability resides in the Firefox SSDP component. SSDP stands for Simple Service...

Science/Tech

Bored Developer Creates ‘DOS Subsystem For Linux’

Today at 20:34 PM, via Slashdot

Long-time Slashdot reader Bismillah quotes iTnews:A software engineer in Melbourne is whiling away the city’s lockdown by creating a tool that DOS users so far have lacked: an integrated Linux environment similar to what Windows 10 users enjoy… “I first started out just seeing if I could get Linux booting from the DOS command line, and that turned out to be straightforward enough so I thought...

Science/Tech

Welcome to libertarian Covid fantasy land – that’s Sweden to you and me | Nick Cohen

Today at 20:00 PM, via The Guardian

The right fails to recognise that the Swedes’ real virtue in this pandemic is their social cohesion

Sweden is to the 21st-century right what the Soviet Union was to the 20th-century left. Conservatives have transformed it into a Tory Disneyland where every dream comes true. On the shores of the Baltic lies a country that has no need to curtail civil liberties and wreck the economy to curb...

Science/Tech

While Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube Announce Hate Speech Action, Some Advertisers Remain Skeptical

Today at 19:34 PM, via Slashdot

“Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter have agreed on first steps to curb harmful content online, big advertisers announced on Wednesday, following boycotts of social media platforms accused of tolerating hate speech,” Reuters reports: Under the deal, announced by the World Federation of Advertisers, common definitions would be adopted for forms of harmful content such as hate speech and bullying, and...

Health

Covid-19 Live Updates: Latest News and Analysis

Today at 18:45 PM, via New York Times

A police officer in Ohio used a Taser on a woman who refused to wear a mask. Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India pledges his country’s vaccine industry will ‘help all humanity.’

Nature

International Coastal Cleanup Day 2020 – Trashy seas made clean

Yesterday at 11:47 AM, via CapeNature

By Marx-Lenin Nagan, Stakeholder Engagement Officer, Cederberg Landscape Unit International Coastal Cleanup Day was marked on 19 September 2020 and CapeNature staff rolled up their sleeves to support local initiatives on the day. Three coastal cleanups took place on the 19th September in the Cederberg Landscape at Velddrif, Elands – and Lamberts Bay respectively. These […]