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WEDNESDAY, 23 SEPTEMBER 2020, 17:06

World

Public evacuated after bomb threat at Eifel Tower

Today at 16:51 PM, via News24

The Eiffel Tower in Paris was evacuated for two hours after an anonymous caller threatened to blow up the great edifice in the heart of the French capital, police said.

Politics

LIVE | State Capture Inquiry pt 2, 23 September 2020

Today at 14:10 PM, via SABC News

Former head of the Free State Department of Human Settlements Mpho Mokoena is expected to conclude his testimony on Wednesday afternoon at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture in Johannesburg. Below is the live stream:  

Politics

LIVE | State Capture Inquiry, 23 September 2020

Today at 09:15 AM, via SABC News

Former head of the Free State Department of Human Settlements Mpho Mokoena is on Wednesday morning expected to conclude his testimony at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture in Johannesburg.

Politics

Minister Lamola calls for all injustices to be eradicated

Yesterday at 21:33 PM, via SABC News

Justice Minister Ronald Lamola has challenged those in authority, including himself, to honour the legacy of the late Human Rights Lawyer, Advocate George Bizos through making sure that injustices are eradicated across all spheres of society.

Education

Namibia: Schools Comply With Reopening Protocols

Today at 13:53 PM, via AllAfrica

[New Era] Keetmanshoop — Pre-primary and grade 1-3 learners in the //Kharas region were excited after resuming face-to-face learning this week following a long break due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Education

Nigeria: Osinbajo, Obi Agree On Need for More Investment in Education

Today at 13:34 PM, via AllAfrica

[Vanguard] Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo and the Vice Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in 2019 elections, Mr. Peter Obi, have both spoken on the need for the government to pay attention to education, saying that a nation’s development is directly proportional to the level of educational investment in the nation.

Education

Malawi: Ossedi Hands Over Classroom Blocks and Teachers’ Houses

Today at 13:31 PM, via AllAfrica

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe — Organisation for Sustainable Socio-Economic Development Initiative (OSSEDI) with funding from Child Fund Korea on Monday handed over a classroom block of two classrooms and two teachers’ houses to Kadakatali Junior Primary School.

Education

Nigeria: Ondo Students Lament Non-Payment of Bursary Since 2016

Today at 12:50 PM, via AllAfrica

[Premium Times] Tertiary institution students from Ondo State under the umbrella of National Association of Ondo State Students (NAOSS) have expressed dissatisfaction over the failure of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu to pay their bursary and scholarship allowances since 2016.

Entertainment

‘Agents of Chaos’ takes a deep, deep dive into the Trump-Russia nexus

Today at 15:34 PM, via CNN

“Agents of Chaos” talks to a who’s who of key figures in the Trump-Russia nexus, conveying the scope of a Russian operation that — to the extent disrupting US politics was the goal — succeeded beyond its wildest dreams. Director Alex Gibney’s two-part documentary is especially notable for its nuance, offering multiple angles exploring what transpired as well as the disparate motivations of...

Science/Tech

Climate Disruption Is Now Locked In. The Next Moves Will Be Crucial.

Today at 16:51 PM, via Slashdot

America is now under siege by climate change in ways that scientists have warned about for years. But there is a second part to their admonition: Decades of growing crisis are already locked into the global ecosystem and cannot be reversed. From a report: This means the kinds of cascading disasters occurring today — drought in the West fueling historic wildfires that send smoke all the way to...

Science/Tech

Battle rages inside US hospitals over how Covid-19 strikes and kills

Today at 16:06 PM, via The Guardian

The CDC’s confusing backpedalling on whether the coronavirus is airborne is roiling health workers and hospitals because an airborne virus requires completely new safety protocols

Lost on the frontline

Frontline healthcare workers are locked in a heated dispute with many infection control specialists and hospital administrators over how the novel coronavirus is spread – and therefore, what...

Science/Tech

Cloud 2020 – In conversation with Nutanix’s Paul Ruinaard

Today at 15:55 PM, via MyBroadband

Nutanix’s Paul Ruinaard shares insights on pricing trends in the cloud space, the advantages the cloud offers, and what businesses must do to avoid possible complications in their cloud journey.

Nature

Kogelberg’s Palmiet Honeymoon Studio is now open for bookings!

17 September at 10:28 AM, via CapeNature

There are exciting developments underway at Kogelberg Nature Reserve. CapeNature is delighted to announce the opening of a new one-bedroom unit, the Palmiet honeymoon studio which is just perfect for for couples seeking privacy and romance. The glass-fronted eco-cabin is designed to offer guests unparalleled 360-degree breath-taking views of the reserve. The building work was meticulously […]