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Cops implicated in murder of Nathaniel Julies back in court

Today at 07:40 AM, via SABC News

Three police officers arrested in connection with the murder of Eldorado Park teenager Nathaniel Julies are expected to appear in the Protea Magistrate’s Court in Soweto on Tuesday morning.


First man to climb Everest 10 times dies at 72

Today at 05:17 AM, via CNN

Ang Rita Sherpa, the first man to climb Mount Everest 10 times, died of a lengthy illness on Monday, his family said, an event that fellow sherpas called a major loss to Nepal and the climbing community.


South Africa’s future rests on a perpetually broken Eskom

Today at 08:18 AM, via BusinessTech

Andre de Ruyter knew well the adversity he faced at South Africa’s power monopoly — a state-owned wreck hollowed out by corruption that struggles to keep the lights on, pay its bills and play ball with a unionized workforce.


Keir Starmer has to abandon Corbyn’s promise on student fees | Steven Fielding

Today at 08:00 AM, via The Guardian

Sooner or later, the Labour leader will realise that spending at least £6bn a year on free tuition won’t break down inequality

As he makes his first leader’s speech in the unusual context of an online Labour party conference, Keir Starmer’s position is rock solid. Since his election, the party has pulled almost level with the Conservatives in the polls, and more Britons think he would make...


One-third of children in UK ‘have heard racist comments at school’

Today at 01:01 AM, via The Guardian

Survey suggests children are most likely to have experienced racism by age of 13

Almost a third of children have heard racist comments at school, according to research by an anti-bullying campaign that suggests they are most likely to have experienced racism by about the age of 13.

A poll of 1,000 six to 15-year-olds found that while, overall, about 32% children had heard someone be racist at...


Woman fights sacking for objecting to son’s LGBTQ+ classes

Yesterday at 19:51 PM, via The Guardian

Kristie Higgs tells tribunal in Bristol she was defending ‘Bible truth’ against ‘harmful doctrines’

A woman sacked from her job as a school assistant after flagging up concerns about the teaching of LGBTQ+ rights has told a tribunal it was her Christian duty to speak out to defend the “Bible truth”.

Kristie Higgs, 44, was dismissed for gross misconduct by the state secondary school where she...


Emmy ratings fall again to record low, as streaming becomes the new normal

Yesterday at 20:01 PM, via CNN

What if you threw a party — one generally praised by critics, presented with no serious glitches in the midst of a pandemic — and relatively speaking, nobody showed up? That’s the puzzle facing the Television Academy, in the wake of another year of record-low ratings for the Emmy Awards.


Face shields ineffective at trapping aerosols, says Japanese supercomputer

Today at 08:19 AM, via The Guardian

Simulation using world’s fastest supercomputer casts doubt on effectiveness in preventing spread of coronavirus

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Plastic face shields are almost totally ineffective at trapping respiratory aerosols, according to modelling in Japan, casting doubt on their effectiveness in preventing the spread of coronavirus.

A simulation using Fugaku,...


Saving Cumbria’s plastic-lined river

16 September at 10:24 AM, via BBC News

The River Keekle was lined 20 years ago to protect it from pollution but the plastic became the problem.