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Lagos curfew eases after days of unrest in Nigeria

Yesterday at 16:46 PM, via News24

Shops lifted their shutters and market traders set out their stalls Saturday, as Nigeria’s biggest city Lagos cautiously reopened after a curfew was eased following days of unrest.


Positioning SA for a green recovery

Today at 00:55 AM, via Moneyweb

Sustainable finance may not yet be as mainstream locally as it is globally, but it is gathering momentum.


The show must go on …

Today at 00:49 AM, via Moneyweb

The need for decisive, urgent action has never been more critical.


EFF holds Central Command Committee meeting

Yesterday at 18:42 PM, via SABC News

The Economic Freedom Fighters  (EFF) is this weekend holding a Central Command Committee meeting in Boksburg on Gauteng’s East Rand where the up-coming bi-elections are among the topics to be discussed.


UK academics: opening of universities was illegal

Yesterday at 21:00 PM, via The Guardian

Academic union seeks legal battle over government’s decision to ignore expert advice to move all non-essential teaching online

The government is facing a legal battle with academics over its “unlawful” decision to reopen universities for face-to-face teaching last month.

The UK’s largest academic union is seeking a judicial review of the government’s decision to ignore advice from its own...


The government must support students stuck in Covid nightmare at universities

Yesterday at 21:00 PM, via The Guardian

The pandemic exposes why a higher education model built on fees is precarious and shows the urgent need for reform

We have now seen more than 27,000 cases of Covid at universities since the government told students it was safe to return to campus. We cannot let this disaster be repeated in January. That is why the University and College Union (UCU) has launched a legal challenge over...


After Marcus Rashford, cafes step in where Tories refuse to tread | Barbara Ellen

Yesterday at 19:00 PM, via The Guardian

It has been heartening to see small businesses rush to offer help to poor children

Oh dear, Boris Johnson, not another massive public spanking from 22-year-old Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford? Last time, as part of his food poverty activism alongside the charity network FareShare, Rashford, the child of a single mother, forced the government into a climbdown over feeding vulnerable...


Penguin launches project to boost diversity in GCSE reading lists

Yesterday at 18:11 PM, via The Guardian

Lit in Colour, the publisher’s partnership with the Runnymede Trust, hopes to redress imbalances in English literature courses

The book publisher Penguin Random House has teamed up with the thinktank the Runnymede Trust to boost diversity in reading lists in schools.

The partnership – Lit in Colour – follows a recent report by Teach First which found that pupils could leave school in England...


Your daily Horoscope for 25 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!


Shudufhadzo Musida crowned Miss SA 2020

Yesterday at 17:19 PM, via SowetanLIVE

It’s official: Shudufhadzo Musida has inherited the Miss SA crown from reigning queen Sasha-Lee Olivier


Chrome Caught Exempting Google Sites From User Requests To Delete Data

Today at 05:34 AM, via Slashdot

This week the Verge reported:If you ask Chrome to delete all cookies and site data whenever you quit the browser, it’s reasonable to expect that this policy applies to all websites. Recently, though, a bug in the browser meant data wasn’t being removed for two sites in particular: Google and YouTube. This problem was first documented by iOS developer Jeff Johnson on his blog. Johnson found that...


Cult Expert Predicts QAnon Adherents Will ‘Get Angry and Exit’

Today at 03:34 AM, via Slashdot

“From my time studying cults and helping followers escape them, I can reassure you that QAnon will disintegrate in the United States over time if effective measures are taken if and when Trump is defeated,” writes prominent mental health counselor Steven Haasan:When cult adherents get confused, then ashamed, then realize they’ve been scammed, they get angry and exit. While some followers may...


Slashdot Asks: How Do You Feel About Btrfs?

Today at 01:34 AM, via Slashdot

emil (Slashdot reader #695) shares an article from Linux Journal re-visiting the saga of the btrfs file system (initially designed at Oracle in 2007):The btrfs filesystem has taunted the Linux community for years, offering a stunning array of features and capability, but never earning universal acclaim. Btrfs is perhaps more deserving of patience, as its promised capabilities dwarf all peers,...


Greenpeace Claims Fukushima Water Release Could Change Human DNA

Today at 00:34 AM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes CNN:Contaminated water that could soon be released into the sea from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant contains radioactive carbon with the potential to damage human DNA, environmental rights organization Greenpeace has warned. The environmental group claims that the 1.23 million metric tons of water stored at the plant — scene of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi...


UnitedHealth Ships Flu Kits to Medicare Recipients

Yesterday at 11:00 AM, via New York Times

Under MedAdvantage plans, the major insurer is sending packages including Tamiflu and coronavirus tests to those considered especially vulnerable to Covid and the flu.


Communities and Conservation working together for sustainable oceans

Thursday at 15:57 PM, via CapeNature

Baited Underwater Videos (BRUVs) – Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean Marine protected areas (MPAs) aim to conserve marine life and promote the conservation and effective management of ecologically and biologically diverse marine areas. The social and economic context within which they exist also needs to be considered when planning and making management decisions. They are […]