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WEDNESDAY, 20 JANUARY 2021, 01:33

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.

Africa

Sudan troops deployed in Darfur after clashes kill 155

Yesterday at 19:25 PM, via News24

A heavy Sudanese troop presence helped restore calm Tuesday in the Darfur region, local sources said, after three days of inter-ethnic violence claimed at least 155 lives and displaced tens of thousands.

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

The English Language Wikipedia Just Had Its Billionth Edit

Today at 01:20 AM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Just after 1 A.M. on January 12, a prolific Wikiepdian edited the entry for the album Death Breathing. The small edit was the addition of a hyperlink and it was the billionth edit done to the English language Wikipedia. “The article on the album Death Breathing was amended by Wikipedian Ser Amantio di Nicolao, one of over 3.9 million edits...

Science/Tech

Could a Smell Test Screen People for Covid?

Today at 00:49 AM, via New York Times

A new modeling study hints that odor-based screens could quash outbreaks. But some experts are skeptical it would work in the real world.

Science/Tech

iFixit Says Teardown of AirPods Max Made Competitors Look Like Toys

Today at 00:40 AM, via Slashdot

After looking at the innards of Apple’s new over-the-ear headphones, the AirPods Max, tech site iFixit concluded that the intricate engineering made the lofty $550 price seem almost reasonable. iFixit cracked open the headphones and in summation said, that after looking at competitors, “internally, the AirPods Max’s obsessive craftsmanship makes those other extremely capable devices look like...

Science/Tech

FireEye Releases Tool For Auditing Networks for Techniques Used by SolarWinds Hackers

Today at 00:00 AM, via Slashdot

Cybersecurity firm FireEye has released today a report detailing the techniques used by the SolarWinds hackers inside the networks of companies they breached. From a report: Together with the report, FireEye researchers have also released a free tool on GitHub named Azure AD Investigator that they say can help companies determine if the SolarWinds hackers (also known as UNC2452) used any of...

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.