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Politics

Police arrest five more people over Phoenix killings

Friday at 20:19 PM, via SABC News

Acting minister in the Presidency, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, says five more people have been arrested in connection with the number of deaths in Phoenix, Durban, in KwaZulu-Natal.

Education

‘Have I chosen the right career?’: Three new teachers reflect on their first year

Yesterday at 09:15 AM, via The Guardian

From group bubbles to virtual classrooms, it was a strange year to be starting out in school. How did they cope?

It is nearly a year since the Guardian met three newly qualified teachers entering the classroom for their first full-time jobs. Excited, nervous, idealistic, all three saw teaching as a vocation, helping to support the next generation.

But what a year. Newly qualified to teach just...

Education

Enlist Trump Against Vaccine Hesitancy

Friday at 19:34 PM, via New York Times

Readers urge Donald Trump to persuade the vaccine holdouts. Also: Prosecuting rapists; the appeal of Texas; Republicans and Jan. 6; China crackdown; higher education.

Entertainment

12 Ted Lasso-like TV mentors we love

Yesterday at 15:24 PM, via CNN

Everyone needs a warm-hearted mentor to guide us through life’s troubles. These loveable TV characters are just that.

Entertainment

Tokyo Olympics go for the gold despite controversy

Yesterday at 14:12 PM, via CNN

In this edition of Pop Life Chronicles, CNN’s Lisa Respers France spills the tea on the Tokyo Summer Olympics, Netflix has a new spin on a dating show formula, Broadway diversifies its offerings, and more.

Science/Tech

Church Official Exposed Through America’s ‘Vast and Largely Unregulated Data-Harvesting’

Today at 00:34 AM, via Slashdot

The New York Times’ On Tech newsletter shares a thought-provoking story:This week, a top official in the Roman Catholic Church’s American hierarchy resigned after a news site said that it had data from his cellphone that appeared to show the administrator using the L.G.B.T.Q. dating app Grindr and regularly going to gay bars. Journalists had access to data on the movements and digital trails of...

Science/Tech

Three Die After Untreatable ‘Superbug’ Fungus Infections in Two Different Cities

Yesterday at 23:34 PM, via Slashdot

“U.S. health officials said Thursday they now have evidence of an untreatable fungus spreading in two hospitals and a nursing home,” reports the Associated Press:The “superbug” outbreaks were reported in a Washington, D.C, nursing home and at two Dallas-area hospitals, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. A handful of the patients had invasive fungal infections that were...

Science/Tech

Kaspersky Warns Fake Windows 11 Installers Are Spreading Malware

Yesterday at 22:34 PM, via Slashdot

Long-time Slashdot reader Ammalgam writes: If you’re planning to install Windows 11, you should make sure you download it from official sources. This is because, people who are using pirated or fake methods to get Windows 11 are also downloading malware along with it, according to Kaspersky. The particular file referenced is called 86307_windows 11 build 21996.1 x64 + activator.exe. While it...

Science/Tech

China Compromised More than a Dozen US Pipelines Between 2011 and 2013

Yesterday at 21:34 PM, via Slashdot

“Hackers working for the Chinese government compromised more than a dozen U.S. pipeline operators nearly a decade ago, the Biden administration revealed Tuesday while also issuing first-of-its-kind cybersecurity requirements on the pipeline industry,” reports the Wall Street Journal.The disclosure of previously classified information about the aggressive Chinese hacking campaign, though dated,...

Health

C.D.C. Warns of Superbug Fungus Outbreaks in 2 Cities

Yesterday at 00:40 AM, via New York Times

For the first time, the C.D.C. identified several cases of Candida auris that were resistant to all drugs, in two health facilities in Texas and a long-term care center in Washington, D.C.