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SUNDAY, 26 SEPTEMBER 2021, 04:57

Africa

US fashion contaminates Africa’s water

Yesterday at 20:00 PM, via Mail & Guardian

Untreated effluent from textile factories in in Lesotho, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritius and Madagascar pours into rivers, contaminating the water

Africa

Libya PM draws crowd for mass wedding and protest against parliament

Yesterday at 13:58 PM, via News24

Several thousand Libyans packed a Tripoli square late on Friday for a state-funded mass wedding celebration that also drew supporters of transitional Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibah and protesters against the eastern-based parliament.

Politics

Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize hailed for servanthood

Yesterday at 11:16 AM, via SABC News

The late Deputy Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize has been hailed for her servanthood and not using her positions within Government for personal gain.

Politics

LIVE: DA launches its 2021 Municipal Elections manifesto

Yesterday at 11:00 AM, via SABC News

The DA is launching its manifesto ahead of the November 1 Local Government Elections on Saturday. The event will be held virtually on the DA’s social media platforms with the keynote address being delivered by DA Leader John Steenhuisen as well as addresses by Mayoral Candidates and the DA’s Head of Policy, Gwen Ngwenya.

Education

Britain’s Covid-era university students may suffer ‘impostor syndrome’

Yesterday at 14:47 PM, via The Guardian

New intake of undergraduates could feel like frauds, says study, because they didn’t sit A-level exams

New students are more likely to suffer “impostor syndrome” because they have won their place at university on the back of teacher-assessed A-level grades and not exams, a new study has warned.

Undergraduates arriving on campuses this week may “feel like a fraud” as they have not had the...

Lifestyle

Your daily Horoscope for 26 September 2021

Today at 01:00 AM, via The South African

Wondering what the day has in store for your star sign? Here’s a quick glance at horoscopes and more for today – completely free!

Science/Tech

VoIP.ms Battles Week-Long Sustained DDoS-for-Ransom Attack

Today at 03:34 AM, via Slashdot

Slashdot reader Striek writes: VoIP.ms, a Canadian VoIP provider [also serving the US], has been under a sustained, and presumably massive DDoS attack which started on the September 16th, 2021. The attack has been disruptive enough to be covered by major media outlets, including Hacker News, ZDNet, Ars Technica, BleepingComputer, CTV News, and The Toronto Star. They have so far refused to pay a...

Science/Tech

110,000 Affected by Epik Breach – Including Those Who Trusted Epik to Hide Their Identity

Today at 00:34 AM, via Slashdot

Epik’s massive data breach is already affecting lives. Today the Washington Post describes a real estate agent in Pompano Beach who urged buyers on Facebook to move to “the most beautiful State.” His name and personal details “were found on invoices suggesting he had once paid for websites with names such as racisminc.com, whitesencyclopedia.com, christiansagainstisrael.com and...

Science/Tech

Can Antimatter Be Generated in a Lab?

Yesterday at 23:34 PM, via Slashdot

“An international team of physicists have come up with a way to generate antimatter in the lab,” reports Popular Mechanics, theoretically “allowing them to recreate conditions that are similar to those near a neutron star.”This setup, at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) research laboratory in Germany, involves two high-intensity laser beams that can generate a jet of antimatter, as...

Science/Tech

6,000 Evacuated After Volcanic Lava Flow Spreads on Spanish Island

Yesterday at 22:34 PM, via Slashdot

On Monday RockDoctor (Slashdot reader #15,477) wrote: Regular readers may remember recurring concerns over the instability of the island of La Palma, in the Canaries archipelago [population: 85,000]. Estimates of the threat ranged from 100 megadeaths (from tsunami impacts on the coasts of about a dozen countries bordering the Atlantic — including the eastern seaboard of America) down to a 10-...