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THURSDAY, 22 OCTOBER 2020, 08:20

World

US says Iran, Russia obtained voter registration info

Today at 07:57 AM, via News24

Russian and Iran have both obtained US voter information and taken actions to influence public opinion ahead of the 3 November election, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe announced on Wednesday.

Politics

EFF wants Ranjeni Munusamy cut from Mboweni team

Today at 06:07 AM, via SABC News

The EFF wants Finance Minister Tito Mboweni to sever all contractual ties with journalist Ranjeni Munusamy until she deals with the allegations against her.

Sport

Exeter boss fears for pro rugby future ahead of Premiership final

Today at 07:18 AM, via News24

Exeter director of rugby Rob Baxter may be just 80 minutes away from seeing his side complete a Premiership and European double but the Chiefs boss says the greater issue for rugby union is remaining afloat amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Education

‘I couldn’t hold my baby’: how Covid hit the families of very ill children

Today at 08:00 AM, via The Guardian

Parents and professionals have been devastated by the impact of the pandemic on some of the UK’s most vulnerable patients

Kelly Stoor gave birth to her daughter, Kaia, 14 weeks early. On 12 March, the midwife held her up for Kelly to see before whisking Kaia off to the neonatal unit for critical care.

Kaia became seriously ill and was transferred to a hospital in Southampton, 50 miles away from...

Education

Marcus Rashford in ‘despair’ as MPs reject free school meal plan

Yesterday at 21:27 PM, via The Guardian

Footballer and campaigner expresses disappointment as plea for free meals to be extended is voted down

Marcus Rashford, the England and Manchester United striker, vented his “despair” on Wednesday night as Labour’s plea for free school meals to be extended over the holidays to stop children going hungry fell on closed ears in government.

In an impassioned Commons debate, many MPs paid tribute...

Education

Universities accused of pressuring staff to work on campus

Yesterday at 19:25 PM, via The Guardian

One university says failure to offer ‘full campus experience’ could lead to students seeking tuition fee refunds

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Universities have come under fire for pressuring staff to work on campus to create a “vibrant” atmosphere, with one saying it was important students were deterred from seeking tuition fee refunds.

Employees working in...

Lifestyle

Your daily Horoscope for 22 October 2020

Today at 01:00 AM, via The South African

Wondering what the day has in store for your star sign? Here’s a quick glance at horoscopes and more for today – completely free!

Entertainment

‘Borat’ sequel somehow still manages to serve up audacious surprises

Yesterday at 20:02 PM, via CNN

Like any sequel, “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” faces the challenge of what to do for an encore, 14 years and a big box-office haul later. Somehow, though, Sacha Baron Cohen hasn’t lost the power to deliver audacious surprises, with enough explosive, not-suitable-for-anywhere laughs to power through the flatter patches this sort of exercise inevitably yields.

Entertainment

‘Rebecca’ offers a pretty but uninspired remake of the Hitchcock classic

Yesterday at 15:50 PM, via CNN

The scenery is spectacular in “Rebecca,” and that’s not even counting stars Lily James and Armie Hammer. Yet this faithful, pretty-but-uninspired adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier’s novel doesn’t breathe fresh life into the classic, much less eclipse the 1940 Laurence Olivier-Joan Fontaine version that garnered Alfred Hitchcock’s lone best-picture Oscar.

Science/Tech

Altron delivers strong results despite COVID-19

Today at 08:14 AM, via MyBroadband

Altron has published its unaudited financial results for the six months ended 31 August 2020, which reflect the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the business.

Science/Tech

Doogee – Powerful rugged smartphones from Cash Crusaders

Today at 07:29 AM, via MyBroadband

Doogee smartphones boast IP68 military-grade ratings for toughness and durability, and use industry-leading high-strength rubber materials that are waterproof, dust-proof and drop-proof.

Science/Tech

Tesla on track to deliver 500,000 cars in 2020

Today at 07:20 AM, via MyBroadband

Tesla Inc. reported a fifth consecutive quarter of profits, handily beating analysts’ estimates, and said it remains on track to deliver 500,000 cars in 2020 despite weaker sales in the rest of the global auto industry.

Nature

Scott Ramsay’s Photo Tours – Robberg Nature Reserve

Tuesday 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 […]