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Halep beats injured Pliskova to win Italian Open

Today at 15:41 PM, via BBC News

Top seed Simona Halep warms up for next week’s French Open by winning her first Italian Open title after opponent Karolina Pliskova retired injured.

South Africa

D-Day looms for expired vehicle discs

Today at 15:00 PM, via SAnews

The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) has reminded motorists to renew any vehicle licence discs, which expired between March and May.

South Africa

LIVE: State Capture Part 2

Today at 14:22 PM, via SABC News

The State Capture Commission continues to hear testimony around the R1 billion Free State Housing Project.

Africa

Cameroon is a ship without a captain

Today at 14:55 PM, via Mail & Guardian

Ahead of planned protests, Cameroon’s main opposition leader argues that change is more urgent than ever

Business

WATCH | Partial lockdowns return to Madrid

Today at 15:50 PM, via Fin24

New partial lockdown measures became effective on Monday in Madrid’s working class district of Vallecas, the morning after residents took to the streets to call for better health provisions, complaining of discrimination by the authorities.

Politics

LIVE: State Capture Commission

Today at 10:20 AM, via SABC News

The State Capture Commission will hear R1 billion Housing Free State Project-related evidence from Head of Department: Human Settlements, Free State Provincial Government, Nthimotse Mokhesi on Monday.

Education

Ghana: Dashed Hopes and Dreams of a Ghanaian Librarian

Today at 15:35 PM, via AllAfrica

[Ghanaian Times] I was lucky, very lucky, to have tasted, felt and experienced public librarianship when it was at its zenith during President Nkrumah’s time. Call it the golden age of public libraries, if you like.

Education

Nigeria: Online Tutoring – Tech Systems Needed to Protect Intellectual Property

Today at 15:22 PM, via AllAfrica

[Daily Trust] While students study from home due to closure of schools as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown, educational bodies will need to ensure that without systems for invigilation, they would need technological systems to protect the integrity of intellectual property during academic assessments.

Education

Nigeria: Edo University, Iyamho Resumes November 16

Today at 14:58 PM, via AllAfrica

[Vanguard] Edo University Iyamho has concluded her 2019/2020 academic session online on her CANVAS LMS due to the COVID-19 pandemic and would hold her post UTME screening exercise on September 24, 2020,for the purpose of admitting students for the 2020/2021 academic session.

Lifestyle

Auto & General Insurance puts its money where its mouth is

Today at 15:05 PM, via The South African

(Partner Content) In these uncertain and unpredictable times, service reliability is crucial. But, how many companies actually practice what they preach; are accountable for their actions; stick to their promises and put their money where their mouths are? Now is the time to make firm commitments, and stick to them.

Science/Tech

Microsoft’s Xbox Expands, Buying ZeniMax Media and Fallout Maker Bethesda For $7.5 Billion

Today at 16:00 PM, via Slashdot

Microsoft’s Xbox team significantly expanded its list of game development studios on Monday, announcing the purchase of ZeniMax Media for $7.5 billion in cash. From a report: The entertainment company owns several industry-leading game developers, including Bethesda Softworks, the maker of the post-apocalyptic Fallout games and the fantasy series the Elder Scrolls. It also owns id Software,...

Science/Tech

Icasa faces its biggest test as spectrum auction looms

Today at 15:54 PM, via TechCentral

Communications regulator Icasa faces its biggest-ever test over the coming six months as it gears up to oversee South Africa’s first-ever auction of broadband telecommunications spectrum.

Science/Tech

‘The seasons are against us’: what the UK’s top Covid scientists said

Today at 15:52 PM, via The Guardian

Patrick Vallance and Chris Whitty’s briefing predicted an autumn of rising deaths and difficult lockdown choices

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The government’s most senior scientists, England’s chief medical officer, Chris Whitty, and the chief scientific adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, have given a televised briefing about the recent increases in coronavirus...

Science/Tech

Britain needs to live with coronavirus, not in fear of it | Simon Jenkins

Today at 15:44 PM, via The Guardian

Vallance and Whitty spoke reasonably and sincerely in their press conference. But their data was selective, and they seem determined to cause alarm

Thank goodness for scientists talking about coronavirus rather than politicians. They speak English and sound sincere. Today’s presentation by Whitehall’s Sir Patrick Vallance and Chris Whitty was devoid of slogan and cliche. They just wanted to...

Health

Defying the Family Cycle of Addiction

Today at 12:48 PM, via New York Times

In a family plagued by addiction, I was determined to help my teen recover from surgery without opiates.