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World

Major airlines say the 5G doomsday scenario is over

Today at 05:49 AM, via CNN

Airline executives breathed a sigh of relief to their investors Thursday, saying they believe the threat to their operations from the rollout of 5G technology is now behind them.

Africa

‘Second-class citizens’? Namibia rules against gay couples

Yesterday at 22:27 PM, via News24

Namibia’s High Court ruled against two gay couples fighting for recognition of their marriages, with the judge saying she agreed with them but was bound by the nation’s prohibition of same-sex relations.

Africa

Liberian stampede kills 29 people

Yesterday at 21:25 PM, via News24

At least 29 people, including 11 children and a pregnant woman, were killed when robbers triggered a stampede at a religious rally in Liberia’s capital, officials said.

Business

Netflix plunges after forecast for new customers disappoints

Today at 08:24 AM, via Moneyweb

Shares of Netflix fell as much as 20% to $404.50 in after-hours trading, erasing about $45 billion in market value as investors braced for the prospect that the streaming giant is entering a new phase of slower growth.

Politics

Parliament fire report update, security issues under the spotlight

Today at 06:25 AM, via SABC News

The City of Cape Town’s Chief Fire Officer Ian Schnetler and Police Commissioner Khehla Sitole are expected to appear virtually before the Joint Standing Committee on the Financial Management of Parliament on Friday regarding the National Assembly fire.

Education

Mauritius: University of Mauritius Signs MOU With Construction Industry Development Board and Land Drainage Authority

Today at 09:04 AM, via AllAfrica

[Government of Mauritius] The University of Mauritius (UoM) joined hands today with the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) and the Land Drainage Authority (LDA), both operating under the aegis of the Ministry of National Infrastructure and Community Development, through the signature of two Memoranda of Understanding, this afternoon, in Port Louis, with a view to develop and foster...

Education

Tanzania: Foundation Supports Schools in Three Mwanza Districts

Today at 08:59 AM, via AllAfrica

[Daily News] THE Desk and Chair Foundation has donated 10,998 exercise books worth 10m/- that will benefit more than 700 students from poor families in its bid to support government efforts to improve students’ performance.

Education

Masks to stay in many secondary schools despite England rule change

Yesterday at 20:26 PM, via The Guardian

Headteachers across England say they plan to encourage pupils to keep wearing masks during Omicron spread

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Secondary schools across England say they will encourage students to wear masks indoors while the Omicron variant continues to spread rapidly, despite the government’s announcement curtailing the wearing of masks in classrooms...

Entertainment

Still hot and slaying with summer bodies after 40

Today at 06:56 AM, via SowetanLIVE

Staying fit, young and sexy at 40 or above is a challenge. It gets even harder once you hit the stage when your metabolism starts to slow down.

Science/Tech

NASA’s Swift Observatory May Have Suffered An Attitude Control Failure

Today at 09:00 AM, via Slashdot

After 17 years of relatively smooth sailing, NASA’s Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory has entered safe mode after detecting a “possible failure” in one of the six reaction wheels used to change attitude. Engadget reports: While it’s not clear exactly what (if anything) went wrong, NASA has halted direction-based scientific observations until it can either give the all-clear or continue operations...

Science/Tech

Mixed messages? How end of Covid plan B rules could change behaviour

Today at 09:00 AM, via The Guardian

Analysis: Experts say when the rules are relaxed there tends to be a gradual erosion of protective behaviours

All plan B measures in England will be lifted next week, meaning an end to compulsory mask-wearing in shops, vaccine certificates for entering venues, and guidance to work from home. But are the public ready to embrace these freedoms just weeks after Covid cases in the UK hit a record...

Science/Tech

Empowering users to join the data value chain

Today at 08:58 AM, via ITWeb

Data self-service is undoubtedly key to business agility, but the process must start with building a solid data culture in the organisation.

Science/Tech

2021: The year that made crypto a household name

Today at 08:44 AM, via MyBroadband

With the first public companies and legendary investors publicly stating their support for Bitcoin, 2021 will go down as the year of mass adoption and the beginning of institutional interest in crypto.