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WEDNESDAY, 20 JANUARY 2021, 03:10

South Africa

Government addressing challenges facing health facilities: Mkhize

Yesterday at 20:48 PM, via SABC News

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says the Department is working with speed to address some of the challenges facing health facilities as they continue to deal with the increasing numbers of COVID-19 patients.

Business

Gold’s allure set to continue

Today at 00:03 AM, via Moneyweb

Allocations to the metal help protect and enhance investment portfolios in times of crisis.

Politics

ANC mum on details of Niehaus’ suspension letter

Yesterday at 12:49 PM, via SABC News

The African National Congress (ANC) says it will not divulge details of a letter informing uMkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans (MKMVA) spokesperson, Carl Niehaus of his notice of suspension.

Education

Tony Blair son plans big expansion for training firm valued at $200m

Yesterday at 21:00 PM, via The Guardian

Venture capitalists provide $44m for Euan Blair start-up that helps people find apprenticeships

An education business started by Euan Blair has secured new funding from venture capitalists thought to value the business as high as $200m (£147m) and crystallising a fortune for the son of the former prime minister Tony Blair.

Multiverse is a start-up founded in 2016 that helps young people who...

Education

Botswana: Moeng College Rolls Out Multiple Pathways

Yesterday at 19:48 PM, via AllAfrica

[The Patriot] With a few weeks left before the commencement of Agriculture pathway at Moeng college, the Ministry of Basic Education Department of curriculum development & Evaluation held an Agriculture Syllabus pre-implementation workshop from the 11-15th in Palapye to familiarize stakeholders with the subjects syllabi and their guide, and to train the teachers to ensure common interpretation...

Education

Ministers set to halt plans for daily Covid tests in English schools

Yesterday at 19:30 PM, via The Guardian

Exclusive: DfE to pause £78m programme weeks after it was unveiled as ‘milestone moment’

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Ministers are set to halt plans for daily coronavirus tests in England’s secondary schools after teachers expressed alarm that the flagship policy had not been approved by regulators.

The Department for Education will announce it is pausing the...

Lifestyle

Your daily Horoscope for 20 January 2021

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!

Science/Tech

Instagram Lead Says He’s Not Happy With Reels Yet, Might ‘Consolidate’ Video Formats

Today at 02:45 AM, via Slashdot

In an interview with The Verge’s Decoder podcast, the head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, says he’s “not yet happy” with the platform’s TikTok competitor Reels. The Verge reports: “I’m not yet happy with it,” he says. “We’re growing both in terms of how much people are sharing and how much people are consuming, but we have a long way to go. And we have to be honest that TikTok is ahead.” He went...

Science/Tech

‘Anti-Facebook’ WeMe Social Network Adds 2.5 Million New Members In One Week

Today at 02:22 AM, via Slashdot

Los Angeles-based social media network MeWe, touted to be the ad-free future of social networking, is currently the No. 1 downloaded social app in the Google Play Store, and the No. 3 downloaded app out of all apps in the store. The privacy-first “anti-Facebook” platform added 2.5 million new members in the last week. ZDNet reports: Since launching in 2016, it surged to nine million users in...

Science/Tech

Malwarebytes Said It Was Hacked By the Same Group Who Breached SolarWinds

Today at 02:02 AM, via Slashdot

US cyber-security firm Malwarebytes said it was hacked by “Dark Halo,” the same group which breached IT software company SolarWinds last year. ZDNet reports: Malwarebytes said its intrusion is not related to the SolarWinds supply chain incident since the company doesn’t use any of SolarWinds software in its internal network. Instead, the security firm said the hackers breached its internal...

Science/Tech

Talking can spread Covid as much as coughing, says research

Today at 02:01 AM, via The Guardian

Tiny aerosols of the virus emitted when speaking linger in air for longer than larger droplets from a cough

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Speaking to a friend when infected with the coronavirus could be as dangerous as coughing near them thanks to lingering particles, research has suggested.

Covid can be spread through a number of routes, including...

Nature

World facing ‘catastrophic’ temperature rises: UN

14 January at 20:28 PM, via News24

The world is on course for a “catastrophic” temperature rise this century, the United Nations said as it confirmed that 2020 rivalled 2016 as the hottest year on record.