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THURSDAY, 06 MAY 2021, 00:42

Africa

Covid Indian variant detected in Kenya: health ministry

Yesterday at 19:34 PM, via News24

A case of the Indian variant of the coronavirus has been detected in Kenya, the country’s health ministry said, a few days after it was also confirmed in neighbouring Uganda.

Business

The departure of the two Brians

Today at 00:01 AM, via Moneyweb

Brian Gilbertson and Brian Joffe – two men with significantly different styles who have both made major contributions to business.

Politics

Several ANC branches in Mahikeng pledge support for Magashule

Yesterday at 21:18 PM, via SABC News

African National Congress (ANC) members from 35 branches of the Mahikeng sub-region in the North West have condemned the immediate temporary suspension of Secretary-General Ace Magashule from the party.

Education

Popularity at school linked to age position in class – study

Yesterday at 20:00 PM, via The Guardian

Research in England, Sweden and the Netherlands shows how age gaps can shape lives

Forget about having the right clothes or the right attitude, being cool in school could be about being just slightly older than your peers, a study has found.

Researchers surveyed more than 13,000 teenagers aged 14-15 in England, Sweden and the Netherlands on who they thought was the most popular in their class...

Science/Tech

Entire US West Coast Now Covered By Earthquake Early Warning System

Today at 00:02 AM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NPR: Residents living on the West Coast don’t know when the next earthquake will hit. But a new expansion of the U.S. earthquake early warning system gives 50 million people in California, Oregon — and now Washington — seconds to quickly get to safety whenever the next one hits. As of 8 a.m. Tuesday, cellphone users in California, Oregon and Washington...

Science/Tech

Signal Tried To Use Instagram Ads To Display the Data Facebook Collects and Sells. Facebook Banned Signal’s Account.

Yesterday at 23:25 PM, via Slashdot

Privacy-oriented messaging app Signal tried to run a very candid ad campaign on Facebook-owned Instagram, but it wasn’t meant to be. From a report: Signal explained how it went down in a blog post Tuesday. The idea was to post ads on Instagram which use the data an online advertiser may have collected about users, and basically show the user what that data might be for them. “You got this ad...

Health

Operating Rooms Go Under the Knife

Yesterday at 11:00 AM, via New York Times

Hospitals are bringing together surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses with architects, engineers and administrative staff to rethink the modern operating room.