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SUNDAY, 28 NOVEMBER 2021, 23:29

South Africa

SA to remain on Alert Level 1

Today at 21:23 PM, via SAnews

While South Africa will remain on the Coronavirus Alert Level 1, President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on citizens who have not vaccinated to do so immediately.

World

Keep borders open as we tackle new Covid variant: WHO

Today at 23:23 PM, via News24

The head of the World Health Organization in Africa has urged countries to follow the science rather than imposing flight bans in a bid to contain the new Omicron coronavirus variant.

Business

Five Impala Platinum miners trapped in mudslide

Today at 19:56 PM, via Fin24

Five mineworkers were missing on Sunday following a mudslide at a South African platinum mine northwest of Johannesburg, operator Impala Platinum announced.

Sport

Jorginho redemption as Chelsea rescue Man United draw

Today at 22:56 PM, via News24

Chelsea midfielder Jorginho rescued a 1-1 draw against Manchester United as the Italian’s penalty atoned for the blunder that allowed Jadon Sancho to put the visitors in front on Sunday.

Education

Nigeria: Please, Call Off Strike, FCT Minister Begs Primary Schools Teachers

Today at 10:49 AM, via AllAfrica

[Leadership] Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Malam Muhammad Bello has appealed to the FCT wing of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) to call off its ongoing strike which currently affects primary schools managed by the Local Education Authorities (LEA) in the area councils.

Education

In the 1950s, rather than integrate some public schools, Virginia closed them

Yesterday at 13:00 PM, via The Guardian

The state’s policy of ‘Massive Resistance’ exemplifies the incendiary combination of race and education in the US

Not long after Patricia Turner and a handful of Black students desegregated Norview junior high school in Norfolk, Virginia, she realized a big difference between her new white school and her former Black school. That February of 1959, she didn’t have to wear a coat in class to...

Lifestyle

ABBA receives first Grammy nomination

Today at 21:26 PM, via SABC News

Swedish pop legends ABBA received their first Grammy nomination with the announcement of the contenders for next year’s prestigious music prizes in Los Angeles, California.

Entertainment

7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes northern Peru

Today at 14:05 PM, via The Citizen

The earthquake was recorded at a depth of 112.5 kilometres, but the United States Geological Survey says no tsunami warning has been issued.

Entertainment

Qwabe twins win big at Satmas

Today at 12:39 PM, via SowetanLIVE

The Qwabe twins, Viggy and Virginia, walked away with two awards at the South African Traditional Music Awards (Satma) that took place on Saturday night in Mbombela, Mpumalanga.

Science/Tech

Sony and AMC Offer NFTs to ‘Spider-Man’ Advance Ticket Buyers

Today at 23:11 PM, via Slashdot

Movie theatre chain AMC and Sony Pictures are giving away 86,000 Spider-man NFTs to people who buy/reserve tickets for December 16th’s premiere of Spider-Man: No Way Home. The special tickets tonight at midnight EST on the AMC web site and app (available only to people who’ve signed up for one of the chain’s special perks programs like Stubs Premiere, A-List, and Investor Connect). “The movie...

Science/Tech

What does appearance of Omicron mean for the double-jabbed?

Today at 22:15 PM, via The Guardian

We find out how much protection Covid vaccines may offer amid speculation new variant could be more resistant

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The emergence of Omicron has prompted widespread speculation that it may be more resistant to Covid-19 vaccines than existing variants, including Delta. But what does that mean for the average double-vaccinated person?

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Health

U.S. Governors Respond to Omicron Variant

Today at 22:41 PM, via New York Times

No cases of the new coronavirus variant have been confirmed in the U.S., but leaders said they were using existing safeguards and watching closely.