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South Africa

63-year-old male nabbed with bags of dagga

Today at 19:47 PM, via SABC News

A sixty-three-year old man has been arrested after allegedly being found with bags of dagga, to the value of R85 000 at Kanana informal settlement in the Northern Cape. Police Spokesperson Mashay Gemeldien says police were responding to a tip off. “The members acted on information regarding dagga allegedly being sold at a shack in […]

Business

EU intensifies fight against disinformation

Today at 19:52 PM, via Fin24

The EU on Thursday announced plans to step up the fight against disinformation in Europe at a time when anti-vaccine content is spreading, fuelled by the coronavirus pandemic.

Sport

Titans, Cobras draw at Centurion

Today at 20:22 PM, via News24

A century stand between Peter Malan and Jonathan Bird ensured the Cape Cobras batted out the final day of their 4-Day Franchise Series encounter against the Titans without much drama

Education

Gavin Williamson in Eton mess as he pitches into ‘no girls’ policy

Today at 19:55 PM, via The Guardian

Education secretary’s nod to ending single-sex rule crosses college and adds to row over patriarchy lecture

The British education secretary, Gavin Williamson, has called for girls to be allowed in to Eton after reluctantly being drawn into an argument over the dismissal of a teacher at the exclusive Berkshire school.

Williamson was taking part in an interview about plans for next year’s...

Education

The IHRA antisemitism definition is a useful guide, not a legal tool | Letters

Today at 19:42 PM, via The Guardian

Dave Rich of the Community Security Trust, Danny Stone of the Antisemitism Policy Trust, and Jennifer Hornsby respond to an article by David Feldman saying that the IHRA definition should not be imposed on universities

Prof David Feldman’s critique of the IHRA’s working definition of antisemitism (The government should not impose a faulty definition of antisemitism on universities, 2...

Education

Uganda: Covid – Makerere Adjusts Academic Calendar, Teaching Methods

Today at 18:53 PM, via AllAfrica

[Observer] Uganda’s biggest and oldest university, Makerere University has revised its academic calendar, adjusting major events including semester period and duration, graduation dates, holidays and recess term. The move follows the unprecedented nationwide closure of academic institutions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which affected the academic calendar.

Lifestyle

Snoop Dogg launches new boxing league

Today at 18:45 PM, via The South African

Snoop Dogg has teamed up with the brains behind Mike Tyson’s recent comeback fight – to launch a new boxing league, The Fight Club.

Science/Tech

Dell Announces New Solutions For Its Supply Chain’s Security

Today at 20:48 PM, via Slashdot

PC maker powerhouse Dell announced today a flurry of new enterprise security solutions for the company’s line of enterprise products. From a report: The new services can be grouped into two categories, with (1) new solutions meant to protect the supply chain of Dell products while in transit to their customers and (2) new features meant to improve the security of Dell products while in use....

Science/Tech

Drone footage shows Arecibo Observatory collapse in Puerto Rico – video

Today at 20:32 PM, via The Guardian

Footage released by the National Science Foundation shows the moment a huge radio telescope collapsed in Puerto Rico on Tuesday.

The Arecibo Observatory played a key role in astronomical discoveries for more than half a century but had been scheduled for demolition because of pre-existing damage. The telescope’s 900-ton receiver platform fell on to the reflector dish more than 400 feet...

Nature

Beach Litter at Walker Bay – study results

Today at 12:36 PM, via CapeNature

CapeNature staff facilitated entry into the Die Kelders section of the Walker Bay Reserve, where Peter Ryan and Coleen Moloney, senior researchers from UCT supervising the Conservation Biology Masters group, together with Grootbos Foundation representative as well as group co-ordinator, Paula Strauss participated in a beach clean-up. The area has been plagued by miniature plastic items […]

Nature

Be the hero this summer – report fire and smoke quickly

Yesterday at 22:19 PM, via CapeNature

  The Western Cape is one of the areas most affected by veldfires where these are a natural phenomenon during the hot, windy, dry summers. This is exacerbated by infestations of alien vegetation and increased hot, dry periods as a result of climate change.  As we enter fire season, CapeNature would like to urge the […]