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American Voter: Aileen Garza

Today at 20:25 PM, via Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera asks the same key questions about the presidential election to voters across the United States.

Africa

Jihadists kill eight in northeast Nigeria

Today at 14:22 PM, via The Citizen

Boko Haram militants slaughtered 14 farmers earlier this month as they worked on fields in Ngwom village near Maiduguri.

Business

Wat is die Airbus Zephyr?

Today at 20:28 PM, via Moneyweb

Pieter Geldenhuys – toekomskundige en dosent aan die eksterne departement van die Londense Sakeskool

Politics

Race to lead DA gathers momentum

Today at 14:57 PM, via SABC News

After almost a year since the resignation of Mmusi Maimane as leader of the official opposition, the Democratic Alliance (DA), the party now gears itself elect a new leader. Since Maimane’s exit, the party has been rocked by numerous shock resignations and developments.

Politics

LIVE: Julius Malema leads EFF media briefing

Today at 12:09 PM, via SABC News

Leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Julius Malema leads a media briefing on a range of issues, including elections, recent incidents of public violence and gender-based violence.

Sport

CAS rules Paralympian Leeper cannot run in Olympics

Today at 20:17 PM, via News24

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has ruled against American Paralympian Blake Leeper’s attempt to compete in next year’s Tokyo Olympics wearing prosthetic legs.

Education

HAF: the hit pilot scheme that could offer way out of school meals row

Today at 19:35 PM, via The Guardian

The holiday activity and food programme is well regarded and would cost £200m a year

With pressure mounting on ministers to accede to Marcus Rashford’s campaign to extend free school meals to the holidays, sources suggest the government may be looking to extend its holiday activity and food (HAF) programme as one way of mitigating the damage without appearing to perform yet another U-turn.

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Education

‘Where’s Boris?’: anger among volunteers at food bank on PM’s patch

Today at 19:00 PM, via The Guardian

Refusal to back free school meals extension riles families and volunteers in London and Bolton

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The volunteers at Hillingdon Crisis Support Service in north-west London did not get much sleep over the weekend. The team of 10 have been working around the clock to get a week’s worth of lunches ready for children over half-term.

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Education

Colleges Are Slashing Budgets

Today at 18:05 PM, via New York Times

The pandemic has pushed higher education institutions to the brink.

Education

Why is the government being so pig-headed about free school meals? | Gaby Hinsliff

Today at 17:49 PM, via The Guardian

Perhaps No 10 is worried that deeply awkward questions will be asked as to why so many families need help in the first place

When in a hole, it helps to stop digging. This government has now so categorically lost the argument over extending free school meals through the holidays that the only way of escaping with any dignity is to give in. When every other small cafe owner in the country seems...

Science/Tech

Over 100 Irrigation Systems Left Exposed Online Without a Password

Today at 20:10 PM, via Slashdot

More than 100 smart irrigation systems were left exposed online without a password last month, allowing anyone to access and tamper with water irrigation programs for crops, tree plantations, cities, and building complexes. From a report: The exposed irrigation systems were discovered by Security Joes, a small boutique security firm based in Israel. All were running ICC PRO, a top-shelf smart...

Science/Tech

Ransomware Hit a Georgia County. That Didn’t Stop Its Ballot Counting.

Today at 19:30 PM, via Slashdot

A Georgia county has reverted to matching some absentee ballot signatures to paper backups, rather than an online system, after a ransomware infection spread to part of its election department. From a report: Poll workers in Hall County have since caught up on a backlog of absentee ballots, state officials said, and said there’s no danger of the ransomware extending to systems used to cast or...

Science/Tech

Facebook Steps Into Cloud Gaming — and Another Feud With Apple

Today at 18:54 PM, via Slashdot

Facebook will soon be the latest tech giant to enter the world of cloud gaming. Their approach is different than what Microsoft or Google has built, but Facebook highlights a shared central challenge: dealing with Apple. From a report: Facebook is not building a console gaming competitor to compete with Stadia or xCloud; instead, the focus is wholly on mobile games. Why cloud stream mobile...

Health

How to get a Covid test

Today at 19:43 PM, via BBC News

What are the tests for coronavirus, who are they for and how do they work?

Nature

A journey to Keurbooms Nature Reserve – by Scott Ramsay

Today 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 […]

Nature

Communities and Conservation working together for sustainable oceans

Thursday at 15:57 PM, via CapeNature

Baited Underwater Videos (BRUVs) – Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean Marine protected areas (MPAs) aim to conserve marine life and promote the conservation and effective management of ecologically and biologically diverse marine areas. The social and economic context within which they exist also needs to be considered when planning and making management decisions. They are […]