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World

Outbound Covid testing launched at Heathrow to unlock routes

Today at 14:42 PM, via News24

Rapid outbound Covid-19 testing for passengers has been launched at London’s Heathrow Airport, designed to return results in an hour, in an effort to re-open restricted routes and boost traffic for airlines.

Business

WATCH | Intel agrees to sell memory unit for $9bn

Today at 18:24 PM, via Fin24

Intel has agreed to sell its NAND memory chip business to SK Hynix Inc for $9 billion in an all-cash deal that would propel the South Korean chipmaker to second in the global rankings.

Education

Ethiopia: Feasible Training for Real Change

Today at 17:38 PM, via AllAfrica

[Ethiopian Herald] A friend of my friend informed me once that when they were 10th graders he was fond of framing sculptures and designing materials in the way he wishes as he is going to a woodwork expert after schooling.

Education

Zimbabwe: Africa University Holds Virtual Graduation

Today at 16:41 PM, via AllAfrica

[The Herald] A total of 523 Africa University (AU) students from different African countries graduated virtually on Friday last week, as the world continues to adjust to the Covid-19 induced regulations.

Education

South Africa: Nsfas and Nehawu Sign Wage Agreement to End Strike

Today at 16:38 PM, via AllAfrica

[COSATU] A two-week-long strike by National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) members from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has come to an end, subsequent to both parties having reached and signed wage negotiation agreement on Monday, October 19, 2020.

Education

UK students: Have you been ridiculed over your accent or background?

Today at 15:55 PM, via The Guardian

We’d like to hear from students at UK universities who have been mocked over their regional accent or background by other students or staff

Students from northern England are being ridiculed over their accents and backgrounds at Durham university, and even forced out, according to a report compiled by student.

Lauren White, who is in her third year at the university, said “At first when they...

Science/Tech

Intel Agrees To Sell Storage Unit To SK Hynix for $9 Billion

Today at 18:13 PM, via Slashdot

Intel has agreed to sell its Nand memory unit to South Korea’s SK Hynix for about $9 billion, a deal that allows the U.S. chipmaker to concentrate on its main business while shoring up the Asian company’s position in a booming market. From a report: The chipmaker will pay 10.3 trillion won for the Intel unit, which makes flash memory components for computers and other devices. The acquisition,...

Science/Tech

NASA and Nokia To Install 4G on Lunar Surface

Today at 17:27 PM, via Slashdot

With competition among Earth’s telecoms providers as fierce as ever, equipment maker Nokia has announced its expansion into a new market, winning a deal to install the first cellular network on the moon. From a report: The Finnish equipment manufacturer said it was selected by NASA to deploy an “ultra-compact, low-power, space-hardened” wireless 4G network on the lunar surface, as part of the...

Science/Tech

How We Spend Hours a Day Using Google’s Products

Today at 17:24 PM, via New York Times

Googling something was all we once did with Google. Now we spend hours a day using its maps, videos, security cameras, email, smartphones and more.

Nature

Scott Ramsay’s Photo Tours – Robberg Nature Reserve

Today at 12:11 PM, via CapeNature

Words and photos by Scott Ramsay Take all the natural wonders of Robberg, and divide them by the number of square metres of this relatively tiny reserve…and you’ve got one of the most impressive reserves in the country. Few other small protected areas pack so much punch. Lying near the town of Plettenberg Bay (although […]

Nature

Essential Estuaries – Restoring an effective link between catchments and the ocean

Thursday at 15:44 PM, via CapeNature

The link between oceans and land, in most instances, is not well understood as people do not comprehend and understand the impact that their day to day life has on the ocean whether positive or negative. Freshwater, a critical life-giving resource, evaporates from the ocean surface and is largely responsible for much of the rain that reaches the land. […]