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SUNDAY, 25 OCTOBER 2020, 00:34


Lagos curfew eases after days of unrest in Nigeria

Yesterday at 16:46 PM, via News24

Shops lifted their shutters and market traders set out their stalls Saturday, as Nigeria’s biggest city Lagos cautiously reopened after a curfew was eased following days of unrest.


EFF holds Central Command Committee meeting

Yesterday at 18:42 PM, via SABC News

The Economic Freedom Fighters  (EFF) is this weekend holding a Central Command Committee meeting in Boksburg on Gauteng’s East Rand where the up-coming bi-elections are among the topics to be discussed.


UK academics: opening of universities was illegal

Yesterday at 21:00 PM, via The Guardian

Academic union seeks legal battle over government’s decision to ignore expert advice to move all non-essential teaching online

The government is facing a legal battle with academics over its “unlawful” decision to reopen universities for face-to-face teaching last month.

The UK’s largest academic union is seeking a judicial review of the government’s decision to ignore advice from its own...


The government must support students stuck in Covid nightmare at universities

Yesterday at 21:00 PM, via The Guardian

The pandemic exposes why a higher education model built on fees is precarious and shows the urgent need for reform

We have now seen more than 27,000 cases of Covid at universities since the government told students it was safe to return to campus. We cannot let this disaster be repeated in January. That is why the University and College Union (UCU) has launched a legal challenge over...


After Marcus Rashford, cafes step in where Tories refuse to tread | Barbara Ellen

Yesterday at 19:00 PM, via The Guardian

It has been heartening to see small businesses rush to offer help to poor children

Oh dear, Boris Johnson, not another massive public spanking from 22-year-old Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford? Last time, as part of his food poverty activism alongside the charity network FareShare, Rashford, the child of a single mother, forced the government into a climbdown over feeding vulnerable...


Penguin launches project to boost diversity in GCSE reading lists

Yesterday at 18:11 PM, via The Guardian

Lit in Colour, the publisher’s partnership with the Runnymede Trust, hopes to redress imbalances in English literature courses

The book publisher Penguin Random House has teamed up with the thinktank the Runnymede Trust to boost diversity in reading lists in schools.

The partnership – Lit in Colour – follows a recent report by Teach First which found that pupils could leave school in England...


Shudufhadzo Musida crowned Miss SA 2020

Yesterday at 17:19 PM, via SowetanLIVE

It’s official: Shudufhadzo Musida has inherited the Miss SA crown from reigning queen Sasha-Lee Olivier


Ministers ‘still hiding’ full details of 2016 pandemic simulation

Today at 00:17 AM, via The Guardian

Health secretary announces publication of Cygnus study but activists point to missing data

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The government has been accused of withholding the full findings of a simulation exercise that warned ministers that the UK would not cope in the event of a pandemic.

Campaigners have questioned what the government is hiding by choosing not to...


Researchers Discover Second ‘Key’ Used By Coronavirus To Enter Human Cells

Yesterday at 23:34 PM, via Slashdot

Kiuas writes: Researchers from the Technical University of Munich and the University of Helsinki have discovered a second receptor (called neuropilin-1) which is used by the SARS-CoV-2 virus to enter into human cells via the nasal cavity. The discovery is important as it helps explain the rapid spread of the virus, and also helps define a potential target for antirviral intervention… The study...


Hundreds of App Developers Want to Join New Apple-Defying Coalition

Yesterday at 21:34 PM, via Slashdot

The Washington Post reports: App developers are defying Apple in record numbers, according to a new coalition of companies aimed at breaking the iPhone maker’s tight grip over its mobile software and the way it governs the App Store. The Coalition for App Fairness, which launched last month and counts as members video-game giant Epic Games, dating company Match Group and music streaming service...


Interactive: see how your favourite dog breeds are related to each other

Yesterday at 21:00 PM, via The Guardian

The origin of modern dogs lies tens of thousands of years ago, but how does a wolf become a pomeranian?

Now renowned as a steady family pet, the labradoodle was invented in the 90s to be a low-allergen seeing-eye dog. The breed’s recent origin and portmanteau name makes it rather obvious that labradors and poodles were blended in the creation of the labradoodle. But what about the other 400...


UnitedHealth Ships Flu Kits to Medicare Recipients

Yesterday at 11:00 AM, via New York Times

Under MedAdvantage plans, the major insurer is sending packages including Tamiflu and coronavirus tests to those considered especially vulnerable to Covid and the flu.


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 […]