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Nketiah earns Arsenal late win over West Ham

Today at 23:03 PM, via BBC News

Eddie Nketiah’s late goal ensures Arsenal maintain their 100% Premier League start as they condemn West Ham to a second successive defeat.

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Fantastic Faf steers Chennai to victory in IPL opener

Today at 22:07 PM, via News24

South Africa’s Faf du Plessis took three catches and hit a quick-fire half-century to guide Chennai Super Kings to victory as the virus-hit Indian Premier League started in the United Arab Emirates.

Africa

France indicts Central Africa war crimes suspect

Today at 12:20 PM, via The Citizen

Eric Bagale was one of the ‘Liberators’, the name given to the guards of Bozize who brought him to power in 2003 by overthrowing president Ange-Felix Patasse.

Business

What you need to know about debt counselling in South Africa

Today at 15:00 PM, via BusinessTech

Many consumers are feeling the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown on their jobs and income, with some falling behind on their financial obligations. The National Credit Regulator (NCR) has advised, however, that financial distress can be carefully navigated by debt counselling.

Business

Trends in local unit trust investments in South Africa

Today at 13:00 PM, via BusinessTech

The most recent figures released by the Association for Savings and Investments South Africa (ASISA) show a historic influx of investment into local unit trusts over the last quarter, notes Anet Ahern, chief executive officer at PSG Asset Management.

Education

Hi, There. Want to Triple Voter Turnout?

Today at 17:00 PM, via New York Times

Campaign volunteers go door to door to rouse voters on Election Day. Now some stay outside polling places, asking voters to text friends to join in.

Education

UK universities predict record student dropout rate

Today at 09:00 AM, via The Guardian

Fears that young people have ‘lost the discipline of learning’ add to students’ money worries as part-time jobs dry up

Record numbers of young people in the UK are starting a university course this autumn, with many anxious to escape a collapsing employment market. But as students embark on a very different university experience, vice-chancellors are worried that many may not last the...

Education

‘Seeing my son’s development was incredible’: the parents sticking with home schooling beyond lockdown

Today at 07:00 AM, via The Guardian

For many, the lack of formal education was tough. But some families are choosing not to go back to the school gate

It’s no secret that imposed home schooling during lockdown was tough on many parents. By June, one in three women and one in five men reported difficulties to the Office for National Statistics. They also said that a child in their house was struggling to continue their education...

Science/Tech

Microsoft Submits Linux Kernel Patches to Make Linux Run as Root Partition on Hyper-V

Today at 22:34 PM, via Slashdot

“Microsoft has submitted a series of patches to Linux kernel developers,” reports ZDNet, “requesting that Linux run as the root partition on the Hyper-V, its hypervisor software for running Windows and non-Windows instances on hardware.”Microsoft “wants to create a complete virtualization stack with Linux and Microsoft Hypervisor”, according to Microsoft principle software engineer Wei Liu. Liu...

Science/Tech

The coronavirus vaccine volunteer: ‘I hope this is a kick up the ass to do things better’

Today at 22:00 PM, via The Guardian

Both benevolence and selfishness inspired Josh McGrane to take part in the University of Oxford vaccine trials

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The world is watching the Covid-19 vaccine trials conducted by the University of Oxford’s Jenner Institute closely. Australian Josh McGrane is an associate professor and educational researcher living in Oxford. He decided...

Science/Tech

European Spacecraft Flying Past Venus Will Now Look for Signs of Life

Today at 21:34 PM, via Slashdot

“Earlier this week, scientists announced the discovery of phosphine on Venus, a potential signature of life. Now, in an amazing coincidence, a European and Japanese spacecraft is about to fly past the planet — and could confirm the discovery,” writes Forbes. Slashdot reader Iwastheone shares their report:BepiColombo, launched in 2018, is on its way to enter orbit around Mercury, the innermost...

Science/Tech

Where’s the Yelp For Open-source Tools?

Today at 20:34 PM, via Slashdot

Esther Schindler (Slashdot reader #16,185), shares some thoughts from long-time tech reporter Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: We’d like an easy way to judge open-source programs. It can be done. But easily? That’s another matter… Plenty of people have created systems to collect, judge, and evaluate open-source projects, including information about a project’s popularity, reliability, and activity....