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American Voter: Libby Krieger

Today at 22:57 PM, via Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera asks the same key questions about the presidential election to voters across the United States.

South Africa

The Bushiris to spend another weekend in jail

Today at 18:13 PM, via SABC News

Enlightened Christian Gathering Church (ECG) leader and self-proclaimed prophet, Shepherd Bushiri’s bail application has been postponed yet again.

Africa

21 people gunned down in northwestern Nigeria attack

Today at 16:57 PM, via The Citizen

A surge in criminal activity has affected the region, where clashes over land and resources between ethnic Fulani herders and local farmers erupted more than a decade ago.

Business

Markoorsig

Today at 20:31 PM, via Moneyweb

Amelia Morgenrood – portefeuljebestuurder, PSG Faerie Glen

Politics

All systems go for DA’s virtual congress

Today at 20:50 PM, via SABC News

It’s all systems go for the Democratic Alliance (DA) as the party holds the largest virtual political gathering in the history of the country to elect its new leadership this weekend.

Politics

DA’s Rendall Williams elected as Tshwane Mayor

Today at 16:47 PM, via SABC News

The Democratic Alliance’s (DA) Randall Williams has been elected as new Tshwane Mayor. DA interim leader John Steenhuisen has taken to Twitter to congratulate Williams.

Politics

IFP not supporting idea of synchronised poll

Today at 15:30 PM, via SABC News

The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) says it does not support the idea of holding local government elections together with national and provincial elections.

Education

Europe’s Locked Down, but Schools Are Open

Today at 19:22 PM, via New York Times

“We cannot and will not allow our children and young people’s futures to be another victim of this disease,” the Irish prime minister said.

Education

Children in poorer areas of England missing more schooling – study

Today at 18:30 PM, via The Guardian

Attendance rates at their lowest in high-Covid regions such as north-west and Yorkshire

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Children in the poorest areas of England are missing the most schooling, research suggests, and attendance levels are at their lowest in regions with high Covid-19 infection rates.

Attendance levels at secondary schools in Knowsley, Merseyside,...

Lifestyle

Ariana Grande drops sultry new album, backs Biden

Today at 18:47 PM, via Eyewitness News

After releasing the title track ‘positions’ last week along with a presidential cosplay music video, the 27-year-old issued her sixth studio album days before a US election playing out during a still-raging pandemic.

Science/Tech

These Drones Will Plant 40,000 Trees in a Month. By 2028, They’ll Have Planted 1 Billion

Today at 23:25 PM, via Slashdot

Earlier this month, on land north of Toronto that previously burned in a wildfire, drones hovered over fields and fired seed pods into the ground, planting native pine and spruce trees to help restore habitat for birds. From a report: Flash Forest, the Canadian startup behind the project, plans to use its technology to plant 40,000 trees in the area this month. By the end of the year, as it...

Science/Tech

RIAA Obtains Subpoenas Targeting 40 YouTube-Ripping Platforms and Pirate Sites

Today at 22:45 PM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader shares a report: The RIAA is ramping up the pressure on a wide range of platforms allegedly involved in music piracy. Two DMCA subpoenas obtained against Cloudflare and Namecheap require the companies to hand over all information they hold on more than 40 torrent sites, streaming portals and YouTube-ripping services. Also included in the mix are several file-hosting...

Science/Tech

Seagate Says 20 TB HAMR Drives Will Arrive in December, 50 TB Capacities in 2026

Today at 22:05 PM, via Slashdot

Seagate revealed several interesting points about its upcoming releases of next-generation hard drives during its quarterly earnings call this week. From a report: The company has disclosed a shift to a new generation of HDDs based on so-called heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) technology. This technology is set to bring many improvements compared to the one currently used by Seagate’s...

Motoring

WATCH | How to change a tyre

Today at 16:00 PM, via Wheels24

Getting a puncture is a pain but it’s something that can often be rectified quickly at the roadside. Here’s how to do it.

Health

You’re Not Too Old to Talk to Someone

Today at 16:20 PM, via New York Times

Studies have shown that older people do as well in psychotherapy as younger ones. But finding and affording therapy can prove difficult.

Nature

The iconic Whale Trail has reopened after an extensive revamp

Wednesday at 12:26 PM, via CapeNature

The iconic and world class Whale trail hike in the De Hoop Nature Reserve will reopen on Wednesday, 28 October 2020. CapeNature prides itself on leading the way in sustainable tourism as demonstrated by a continued commitment to nature-based recreational and tourism facilities for local and international visitors to enjoy and explore. Situated on 34 000 […]

Nature

A journey to Keurbooms Nature Reserve – by Scott Ramsay

Monday at 14:41 PM, via CapeNature

Words and photos by Scott Ramsay Keurbooms River Nature Reserve is a small reserve near Plettenberg Bay, and despite its proximity to the busy town, once you’ve paddled up the river away from the national road, it soon becomes clear that this reserve is another tiny patch of paradise in the Western Cape. Ancient yellow-wood […]