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Zuma tells ANC top six not to hold their breath

Yesterday at 21:00 PM, via Mail & Guardian

Former president Jacob Zuma will only meet ANC leaders if deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo recuses himself from the state capture commission


English school leaders despair at soft line on Covid tests and masks

Yesterday at 22:18 PM, via The Guardian

Minister says neither tests nor masks will be compulsory and it will be up to parents to decide

Headteachers fear that the reopening of England’s schools could be undermined because parents will not consent to Covid testing for their children and because guidance on the wearing of face masks in classes is unenforceable.

The warnings came after a slew of education announcements from the...


‘I’d 100% prefer to sit exams’: pupils on teacher-assessed grades

Yesterday at 21:54 PM, via The Guardian

A-level and GCSE students give their verdict on the new system announced for results in England this year

How will teachers decide exam grades in England this summer?

The education secretary, Gavin Williamson, announced on Thursday that teachers would get sweeping powers to decide exam grades in England this year. The move, which covers A-level and GCSE students, has raised concerns about grade...


How will teachers decide exam grades in England this summer?

Yesterday at 19:52 PM, via The Guardian

What we know so far about the plan to replace in-person exams with teacher assessments

After cancelling this summer’s A-level, GCSE, BTec and vocation qualifications, the government in England has finally confirmed that teachers will award final grades.

Why has it taken so long?

Continue reading…


Nigeria: Covid-19 – Lagos Starts Safe School Clearance Visit

Yesterday at 17:06 PM, via AllAfrica

[Vanguard] The Office of Education Quality Assurance, OEQA, Ministry of Education, Lagos State has commenced safe school clearance visits to public and private schools below tertiary level in the state to ensure they are safe to remain open for academic activities.


Lady Gaga offers $500 000 reward for two stolen dogs

Yesterday at 20:30 PM, via SABC News

Pop superstar Lady Gaga is offering a$500 000 reward for the return of her French bulldogs Koji and Gustav that were stolen in Hollywood, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday, after reports that her dog walker was shot.


The Golden Globes are considered a big party. This year, they’ll air under two clouds

Yesterday at 23:39 PM, via CNN

The Golden Globes are celebrated as a star-studded party, but this year they’ll air under a pair of clouds — one due to the difficulty in staging a free-wheeling awards show during a pandemic, the other lined by fresh allegations about questionable ethical practices involving the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the group that hands out the trophies.


‘Cherry’ reunites Tom Holland and the Russo brothers on a not-so-super movie

Yesterday at 23:31 PM, via CNN

The current Spider-Man and directors of “Avengers: Endgame” reunite on “Cherry,” but that’s the only conspicuously super thing about this grim adaptation of the bestselling book. Tom Holland’s kinetic performance is impressive, but it’s in the service of an uneven film that too self-consciously works at mirroring the form of a novel.


Electronic Arts Cancels ‘Gaia’ Game After Years in Development

Today at 00:00 AM, via Slashdot

Video game publisher Electronic Arts has canceled a game that was in development at its Montreal office for nearly six years, Bloomberg reported Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. From a report: The game, code named Gaia, was first hinted at in 2015, but was never officially announced or given a title. Since then, EA executives have released a drip feed of information, sharing...


Vaccine Hesitancy in Cancer Patients

Yesterday at 12:00 PM, via New York Times

“If I accept the vaccine,” one cancer patient says, “it will be with a strong feeling of guilt that at best I will be prolonging my life for a few months or years.”


Learning to Listen to Patients’ Stories

Yesterday at 12:00 PM, via New York Times

Narrative medicine programs teach doctors and other caregivers “sensitive interviewing skills” and the art of “radical listening” to improve patient care.


Water quality and quantity the key to healthy estuaries

Tuesday at 16:19 PM, via CapeNature

The health of on estuary is a description of the condition of an estuary and are driven by two key drivers, water quality and quantity. Rain falling on the land eventually makes its way to a lake, river, stream, estuary, or ocean. Some rainwater flows slowly, in a thin layer called sheet flow across the […]