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TUESDAY, 18 JANUARY 2022, 18:18

World

China orders overseas mail disinfection over Omicron fears

Today at 16:51 PM, via News24

China’s postal service has ordered workers to disinfect international deliveries and urged the public to reduce orders from overseas after authorities claimed mail could be the source of recent coronavirus outbreaks.

Africa

Afcon 2021: Caf discuss state of pitch in Douala

Today at 16:26 PM, via BBC News

The Confederation of African Football meet to discuss the poor state of the pitch in Douala and whether Afcon matches may need to be moved from the arena.

Business

BLSA accepts Bain’s resignation

Today at 15:55 PM, via Moneyweb

The business body which represents some of businesses’ top CEOs says it looks to raise the ethical standards of SA business.

Politics

Zuma takes another legal tilt at Zondo

Today at 16:24 PM, via Mail & Guardian

The former president is asking the Pretoria high court to declare Zondo’s tenure as chairman of the commission of inquiry unlawful and to order Ramaphosa to appoint a new chair

Sport

Murray roars into round two as Medvedev sets up Kyrgios clash

Today at 18:08 PM, via News24

Former world number one Andy Murray turned back the clock in typically combative style and favourite Daniil Medvedev set up a blockbuster second-round showdown with Nick Kyrgios at the Australian Open on Tuesday.

Sport

Raducanu on fire to win on Australian Open debut

Today at 17:26 PM, via News24

Teenage US Open champion Emma Raducanu sent 2017 Flushing Meadows winner Sloane Stephens crashing out of the Australian Open at the first hurdle Tuesday, producing some devastating tennis in a return to form.

Education

Zimbabwe: 400 Students Get Scholarships From Ambassador Angel

Today at 16:54 PM, via AllAfrica

[The Herald] Ambassador Uebert Angel has paid scholarships for more than 400 college students as he answers to the call by President Mnangagwa to assist Zimbabweans, especially from disadvantaged backgrounds access tertiary education.

Education

‘Admissions,’ by Kendra James

Today at 15:39 PM, via New York Times

Kendra James was a legacy student at Taft, but wasn’t made to feel like a member of a proud tradition while she was there.

Entertainment

Heidi Klum talks $2 million legs

Today at 17:20 PM, via CNN

Heidi Klum’s legs may have been insured for more than $2 million, but one is worth more than another.

Entertainment

Jodie Sweetin is engaged

Today at 16:58 PM, via CNN

There’s been some good news in the midst of Jodie Sweetin grieving the loss of her TV dad, Bob Saget.

Entertainment

Every Time I Die band splits

Today at 16:28 PM, via CNN

The band Every Time I Die has split over an apparent disagreement with singer Keith Buckley.

Entertainment

‘How I Met Your Father’ flips ‘Mother’ format

Today at 16:16 PM, via CNN

“How I Met Your Father” is billed as a sequel, not a reboot, since it incorporates a few elements of the original CBS series that ended in 2014, as opposed to just flipping the gender on it. Whatever one chooses to call it (and it’s a distinction without much difference), this Hulu series feels particularly stale, with its modest wrinkles failing to offer enough to merit starting a new...

Science/Tech

ArXiv Reaches a Milestone and a Reckoning

Today at 18:08 PM, via Slashdot

Runaway success and underfunding have led to growing pains for the preprint server. From a report: What started in 1989 as an e-mail list for a few dozen string theorists has now grown to a collection of more than two million papers — and the central hub for physicists, astronomers, computer scientists, mathematicians and other researchers. On January 3 the preprint server arXiv.org crossed the...

Science/Tech

‘Nocebo effect’: two-thirds of Covid jab reactions not caused by vaccine, study suggests

Today at 18:00 PM, via The Guardian

US trial shows inverse version of placebo effect behind many symptoms such as headaches and fatigue

More than two-thirds of the common side-effects people experience after a Covid jab can be attributed to a negative version of the placebo effect rather than the vaccine itself, researchers claim.

Scientists in the US examined data from 12 clinical trials of Covid vaccines and found that the...