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World

Photos: The Culture Of Whales

Today at 13:08 PM, via NPR

Belugas play, a sperm whale nurses, and orcas teach their pups to hunt in a series of photographs from National Geographic photographer and explorer Brian Skerry.

Business

Here’s the latest on the Covid travel bans for South Africa

Today at 13:22 PM, via BusinessTech

Domestic tourism will be South Africa’s ‘bread and butter’ for the foreseeable future as the country continues to face international restrictions, says South Africa Tourism chief executive Sisa Ntshona.

Politics

IFP on election campaign trail in KZN

Yesterday at 19:14 PM, via SABC News

Hundreds of Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) members gathered at KwaDukuza’s sports field in Ward 5 on the north coast of KwaZulu-Natal. The party is campaigning ahead of Wednesday’s by-election.

Sport

Rejuvenated Maxwell leads Bangalore’s IPL title charge

Today at 13:29 PM, via News24

Royal Challengers Bangalore rescued Glenn Maxwell from the Indian Premier League doldrums and now the big-hitting Australian has repaid their faith with the runs that have taken them to the top of the table.

Education

Tanzania: CAG Takes Heslb to Task Over Shortfalls in Loans Repayment

Today at 13:23 PM, via AllAfrica

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam — Thousands of eligible students miss out on higher education loans due to long-term defects in debt collection by the Higher Education Students Loans Board (HESLB), the Controller and Auditor General (CAG) reveals in his 2019/20 report.

Education

Kenya: Grade Five Roll-Out in Final Stage

Today at 12:56 PM, via AllAfrica

[Nation] Plans to roll out Grade Five under the new curriculum in July are in the final stage as the curriculum developer begins to adapt course books to meet needs of learners with special needs.

Education

Tanzania: State Devises Strategy to Improve Mathematics

Today at 12:56 PM, via AllAfrica

[Daily News] THE government is crafting measures to improve the performance of students in basic education, especially in mathematics that will include conducting in-service training to teachers and reviving Teachers’ Resource Centres (TRCs).

Education

Tanzania: Kimanta Sets Bar High On Primary Education

Today at 12:35 PM, via AllAfrica

[Daily News] DISTRICT Executive Directors (DEDs) and Education Officers in Arusha Region have been challenged to register a 90 per cent pass mark average in this year’s Standard VII national examinations. Arusha Regional Commissioner Iddi Hassan Kimanta stated categorically that DEDs and Education Officers will be held responsible, should the region fall short of the target.

Lifestyle

Oscars producers lift the lid on nearly ‘impossible’ ceremony

Today at 10:38 AM, via Eyewitness News

The 93rd Academy Awards will mark the first time Tinseltown’s finest have assembled in over a year, for a three-hour show that co-producer Steven Soderbergh said is “not going to be like anything that’s been done before”.

Science/Tech

Nasa’s Mars helicopter makes first-ever powered flight on another planet

Today at 13:20 PM, via The Guardian

Ingenuity successfully takes flight, hovering at height of 3 metres before touching back down

Nasa’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter has completed the first-ever powered, controlled flight on another planet, the space agency has announced.

The small helicopter successfully took flight on the red planet on Monday morning, hovering in the air at around 10 feet (3 metres), before descending and touching...

Science/Tech

Under-30s less compliant with Covid rules, UK data shows

Today at 13:10 PM, via The Guardian

While most followed restrictions, one in seven admitted to decreasing levels of compliance

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People under 30 were less compliant with Covid rules over the past year, according to survey data from more than 50,000 adults in the UK.

While the still to be peer-reviewed analysis suggests most people followed lockdown and social distancing...

Health

What’s Behind the Growth in Alcohol Consumption?

Today at 11:12 AM, via New York Times

A comparison across demographic groups over two decades offers some clues, and there has been a particular rise in misuse among women during the pandemic.

Nature

Sour fig harvesting provides income for communities

Thursday at 14:01 PM, via CapeNature

CapeNature celebrates International Plant Appreciation Day this year by highlighting the important role that indigenous plants play in the livelihood of communities. The special calendar day falls on 13 April every year and is aimed at highlighting the importance of plants in our daily lives. Much of human nutrition depends on land plants, either directly […]