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South Africa

Sunday marks the 8th anniversary of Marikana Massacre

Yesterday at 20:34 PM, via SABC News

Sunday marks the 8th anniversary of the Marikana massacre where 34 mineworkers were gunned down by the police at a Lonmin Platinum Mine on the 16th of August 2012.

Africa

Malawi court orders arrest of police behind sexual abuse

Yesterday at 23:15 PM, via News24

A court in Malawi’s capital Lilongwe has ordered the arrest of police officers who raped and abused 18 women and girls during anti-government protests last year, as well as compensation payouts.

Education

A Georgia Parent’s Plea: Stop the Shaming

Yesterday at 20:09 PM, via New York Times

A Cherokee County mother urges “grace and unity … instead of judging and shaming one another” as the country wrestles with reopening schools.

Education

GCSEs: 2 million results set to be downgraded, researchers warn

Yesterday at 19:37 PM, via The Guardian

Exclusive: analysis suggests disadvantaged pupils will be even worse hit than in A-levels debacle

Two million GCSE grades recommended by teachers are set to be downgraded next week, with disadvantaged pupils even worse hit than in the A-levels debacle, according to analysis from leading researchers.

Thousands of headteachers have called for urgent action to avoid “serious injustices” that...

Science/Tech

Jack Daniel’s Manufacturer Was Target of Apparent Ransomware Attack

Today at 04:30 AM, via Slashdot

Brown-Forman, a manufacturer of alcoholic beverages including Jack Daniel’s and Finlandia, said it was hit by a cyber-attack in which some information, including employee data, may have been impacted. From a report: The company, which is based in Louisville, Kentucky, said in a statement it was able to prevent its systems from being encrypted, which is normally caused by ransomware attacks. It...

Science/Tech

AMC Movie Theaters Will Reopen On Aug. 20 With 15-Cent Tickets

Today at 02:30 AM, via Slashdot

schwit1 writes: Moviegoers will have to pay only 15 cents for tickets at AMC cinemas on Aug. 20, when the chain starts to reopen amid the coronavirus outbreak. The cheap tickets will be available at more than 100 theaters across the U.S. The deal, a throwback to the price the company charged when it was founded in 1920, is intended to lure customers who may be worried about venturing into a...

Science/Tech

Russell Kirsch, Inventor of the Pixel, Passed Away This Week

Today at 01:15 AM, via Slashdot

Computer scientist Russell A. Kirsch, the inventor of the pixel and an undisputed pioneer of digital imaging, passed away on Tuesday in his Portland home from complications arising from a form of Alzheimer’s disease. He was 91 years old. From a report: Russell Kirsch may not be a name that you immediately recognize, but his contributions to computer science made digital imaging possible. Born...

Nature

Sights unseen: finding the hidden secrets of the Grootvadersbos rivers

Yesterday at 11:49 AM, via CapeNature

Thanks to an ongoing project funded by the Table Mountain Fund, CapeNature’s aquatic biologists Dr Martine Jordaan and Ms Jeanne Gouws are collaborating with the Grootvadersbos Conservancy to unearth the fishy secrets from the rivers of the Tradouw and Duiwendhoks catchments. Grootvadersbos Conservancy borders the Grootvadersbos Nature reserve and the Langeberg Mountain Catchment Area...

Nature

CapeNature reserves now open for overnight bookings ahead of the long weekend

05 August at 21:31 PM, via CapeNature

Just in time to take advantage of the upcoming long weekend, CapeNature is pleased to announce the reopening of overnight stays for self-catering accommodation, camping, selected overnight hiking trails and eco-venues from Friday, 7 August 2020. This comes of the announcement by Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane’s that South Africans will be allowed to travel for leisure […]