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Business

The rise and fall of Tab

Today at 00:55 AM, via Moneyweb

After surviving the sweetener scares, the iconic diet soda gets canned.

Politics

EFF in Limpopo marches to ZZ2 for better working conditions  

Yesterday at 17:45 PM, via SABC News

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in Limpopo has given tomato producer, ZZ2, 21 days to respond to its memorandum that demands improved working and living conditions for the company’s farm workers.  

Politics

Makhubo says it is not unusual for Black-owned companies to donate money to ANC

Yesterday at 16:30 PM, via SABC News

Johannesburg Mayor and former African National Congress (ANC) treasurer in the Greater Johannesburg region, Geoffrey Makhubo, has told the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture that it is not unusual for a Black-owned company to donate money to the ANC from funds made from government tenders.

Education

Erik Fudge obituary

Yesterday at 19:35 PM, via The Guardian

My father, Erik Fudge, a professor of linguistics and non-stipendiary priest, has died at the age of 86, having tested positive for Covid-19.

Following a PhD in linguistics at Cambridge University, a Fulbright scholarship took Erik to Indiana University in the US from 1963 to 1965, after which he was appointed lecturer in linguistics at the University of Edinburgh. In 1968 he took up a...

Education

Climate ‘apocalypse’ fears stopping people having children – study

Yesterday at 13:00 PM, via The Guardian

Survey of 600 people finds some parents regret having offspring for same reason

People worried about the climate crisis are deciding not to have children because of fears that their offspring would have to struggle through a climate apocalypse, according to the first academic study of the issue.

The researchers surveyed 600 people aged 27 to 45 who were already factoring climate concerns into...

Education

Overseas aid budget for education cut by a quarter this year, data shows

Yesterday at 12:00 PM, via The Guardian

Reduction came before this week’s move to slash UK spending on poorer nations to 0.5% of national income, with girls worst affected

The overseas aid budget for education was slashed by more than a quarter by the government this year, even before this week’s further axing of a third of aid spending, according to analysis seen by the Guardian.

As anger met the government’s announcement this...

Lifestyle

Biker dog Bogie thrills fans as he cruises Philippine highways

Yesterday at 16:49 PM, via SABC News

With his black sports jacket, reflective aviator sunglasses and bespoke orange helmet with holes so his ears can stick out, Bogie the dog sure is one suave-looking canine, with an Easy Rider look that would earn him a place in any motorcycle gang.

Entertainment

‘The Mandalorian’ brings a major fan favorite into the ‘Star Wars’ live-action universe

Yesterday at 18:21 PM, via CNN

The worst-kept secret in the “Star Wars” universe brought a huge fan favorite to “The Mandalorian” — moving the show further into the orbit of the animated series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” and “Star Wars Rebels,” while adding details about the merchandising bonanza alternately known until now as “Baby Yoda” and “The Child.”

Science/Tech

Extremely vulnerable in UK given high priority for coronavirus vaccine

Today at 02:10 AM, via The Guardian

Those with conditions such as blood, bone or lung cancer put in same category on interim guidance list as over-70s

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People at very high risk of contracting coronavirus due to health problems, who were made to shield during the pandemic, have been given the same priority as the over-70s to receive a Covid-19 vaccine.

People aged 18 or...

Science/Tech

‘It’ll upset a few fellows’: Royal Society adds Jocelyn Bell Burnell portrait

Today at 02:01 AM, via The Guardian

Painting of astrophysicist joins male-dominated collection at organisation’s London HQ

A British astrophysicist who made one of the most significant scientific discoveries of the 20th century but was overlooked by the Nobel prize committee has joined the male-dominated portrait collection of the Royal Society.

Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell was a 24-year-old graduate student when in 1967 she...

Science/Tech

Coronavirus live news: US hospitalisations at record level as Victoria passes elimination benchmark

Today at 01:27 AM, via The Guardian

US surpasses 13m Covid cases as experts urge caution over Thanksgiving weekend; Trudeau previously warned country would not get first doses; Italy to ease measures in five regions

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Between 100,000 and 150,000 people will be able to return to work in Ireland over the next week or so as all shops, restaurants, gyms and pubs serving food reopen, business minister Leo Varadkar said on...

Science/Tech

Microsoft’s ‘Project Latte’ Aims To Bring Android Apps To Windows 10

Today at 00:05 AM, via Slashdot

Windows Central reports: Microsoft is working on a software solution that would allow app developers to bring their Android apps to Windows 10 with little to no code changes by packaging them as an MSIX and allowing developers to submit them to the Microsoft Store. According to sources familiar with the matter, the project is codenamed ‘Latte’ and I’m told it could show up as soon as next year....

Health

Covid Overload: U.S. Hospitals Are on the Brink

Yesterday at 20:16 PM, via New York Times

As the coronavirus pandemic surges across the country, hospitals are facing a crisis-level shortage of beds and staff to provide adequate care for patients.

Health

Ghost Ships

Yesterday at 17:50 PM, via New York Times

My sister was my other half until we tacked in different directions, making our own life choices.

Nature

Escape to Marloth Nature Reserve

Tuesday at 17:01 PM, via CapeNature

Words and photos by Scott Ramsay Lying just off the national N2 road, about two and a half hours from Cape Town, Swellendam is South Africa’s third oldest town and owes much of its attractiveness to the mountains lying a few kilometres to the north. I’ve always slowed down on the road here, mostly because […]

Nature

Responsible fishing encouraged this World Fisheries Day

21 November at 13:09 PM, via CapeNature

World Fisheries Day is an Environmental Calendar Day celebrated every year on the 21st of November to highlight the importance of a sustainable means to maintain fish stocks. It highlights the critical importance of fish and the role it plays in job creation and economic impact. Fishing is central to the livelihoods and food security […]