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SATURDAY, 31 OCTOBER 2020, 03:11

South Africa

The Bushiris to spend another weekend in jail

Yesterday at 18:13 PM, via SABC News

Enlightened Christian Gathering Church (ECG) leader and self-proclaimed prophet, Shepherd Bushiri’s bail application has been postponed yet again.

World

Berlin airport opens… 10 years late

Today at 02:02 AM, via BBC News

Berlin’s new airport is finally opening to the public, 10 years behind schedule and billions over budget.

Africa

21 people gunned down in northwestern Nigeria attack

Yesterday at 16:57 PM, via The Citizen

A surge in criminal activity has affected the region, where clashes over land and resources between ethnic Fulani herders and local farmers erupted more than a decade ago.

Business

Chip wars: The US v China

Today at 00:35 AM, via BBC News

Chips that power nearly all electronic devices are at the heart of the battle for global dominance.

Politics

All systems go for DA’s virtual congress

Yesterday at 20:50 PM, via SABC News

It’s all systems go for the Democratic Alliance (DA) as the party holds the largest virtual political gathering in the history of the country to elect its new leadership this weekend.

Politics

DA’s Rendall Williams elected as Tshwane Mayor

Yesterday at 16:47 PM, via SABC News

The Democratic Alliance’s (DA) Randall Williams has been elected as new Tshwane Mayor. DA interim leader John Steenhuisen has taken to Twitter to congratulate Williams.

Politics

IFP not supporting idea of synchronised poll

Yesterday at 15:30 PM, via SABC News

The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) says it does not support the idea of holding local government elections together with national and provincial elections.

Education

Europe’s Locked Down, but Schools Are Open

Yesterday at 19:22 PM, via New York Times

“We cannot and will not allow our children and young people’s futures to be another victim of this disease,” the Irish prime minister said.

Education

Children in poorer areas of England missing more schooling – study

Yesterday at 18:30 PM, via The Guardian

Attendance rates at their lowest in high-Covid regions such as north-west and Yorkshire

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Children in the poorest areas of England are missing the most schooling, research suggests, and attendance levels are at their lowest in regions with high Covid-19 infection rates.

Attendance levels at secondary schools in Knowsley, Merseyside,...

Lifestyle

Ariana Grande drops sultry new album, backs Biden

Yesterday at 18:47 PM, via Eyewitness News

After releasing the title track ‘positions’ last week along with a presidential cosplay music video, the 27-year-old issued her sixth studio album days before a US election playing out during a still-raging pandemic.

Entertainment

‘Roadkill’ is the latest politcal show to get run over by reality

Yesterday at 23:19 PM, via CNN

“Roadkill” is one of those classy British miniseries that looks right at home on PBS’ Masterpiece, even though it’s a contemporary story. But this tale of a politician wrestling with twin scandals — one involving corruption, the other in his personal life — seems quaint against the backdrop of modern politics, as fans of shows like “Veep” and “House of Cards,” once seen as enjoyably over the...

Science/Tech

Sony Close To Buying Crunchyroll For Nearly $1 Billion

Today at 02:50 AM, via Slashdot

According to Nikkei, Sony is close to acquiring U.S. anime-streaming service Crunchyroll for more than $957 million. From the report: Sony has its own popular anime, titles like “Demon Slayer” and “Kimetsu no Yaiba,” but has been licensing it to streaming services. Sony’s Aniplex, the studio behind “Kimetsu no Yaiba,” has a variety of content, including movies and music, that is mainly...

Science/Tech

Russian Hackers Targeted California, Indiana Democratic Parties In Repeat of 2016 Attacks

Today at 02:10 AM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: The group of Russian hackers accused of meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election earlier this year targeted the email accounts of Democratic state parties in California and Indiana, and influential think tanks in Washington and New York, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The attempted intrusions, many of which were...

Science/Tech

Apple Added a Secret Button To Your iPhone

Today at 01:20 AM, via Slashdot

Your iPhone got a new button last month, and you may not have even noticed. The Verge reports: No, Apple didn’t sneak into your house and secretly superglue a button onto your smartphone. But it did release iOS 14, the latest version of its iPhone software, which includes a feature called Back Tap. Back Tap adds a fascinating new “button” to your phone that blurs the line between hardware and...

Science/Tech

Under Armour To Sell MyFitnessPal For $345 Million, After Acquiring It In 2015 For $475 Million

Today at 00:40 AM, via Slashdot

Global fitness giant Under Armour announced this morning that it will be selling MyFitnessPal to investment firm Francisco Partners for $345 million, five and a half years after acquiring it for $475 million. The company also announced that it will be winding down the Endomondo platform which it also acquired at the same time for $85 million. TechCrunch reports: In a press release announcing...

Motoring

WATCH | How to change a tyre

Yesterday at 16:00 PM, via Wheels24

Getting a puncture is a pain but it’s something that can often be rectified quickly at the roadside. Here’s how to do it.

Health

Cruise Ships Can Get Ready to Set Sail Again, C.D.C. Says

Today at 00:02 AM, via New York Times

The C.D.C. has issued a conditional order toward certifying companies that can prove they can protect passengers and crews from the coronavirus. Actual travel by sea is still a distant wish.

Health

You’re Not Too Old to Talk to Someone

Yesterday at 16:20 PM, via New York Times

Studies have shown that older people do as well in psychotherapy as younger ones. But finding and affording therapy can prove difficult.

Nature

The iconic Whale Trail has reopened after an extensive revamp

Wednesday at 12:26 PM, via CapeNature

The iconic and world class Whale trail hike in the De Hoop Nature Reserve will reopen on Wednesday, 28 October 2020. CapeNature prides itself on leading the way in sustainable tourism as demonstrated by a continued commitment to nature-based recreational and tourism facilities for local and international visitors to enjoy and explore. Situated on 34 000 […]

Nature

A journey to Keurbooms Nature Reserve – by Scott Ramsay

Monday at 14:41 PM, via CapeNature

Words and photos by Scott Ramsay Keurbooms River Nature Reserve is a small reserve near Plettenberg Bay, and despite its proximity to the busy town, once you’ve paddled up the river away from the national road, it soon becomes clear that this reserve is another tiny patch of paradise in the Western Cape. Ancient yellow-wood […]