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WEDNESDAY, 17 AUGUST 2022, 02:45

South Africa

Man accused of rape, murder of Tazne van Wyk took stand for a second day

Yesterday at 19:53 PM, via Eyewitness News

The child disappeared from near her Elsies River home in February 2020 and more than a week later, police arrested the accused in the Eastern Cape. He led police to her body in a storm water pipe, along the N1 highway, near Worcester.

Business

Lottery boss resigns

Today at 01:41 AM, via Moneyweb

The National Lotteries Commission has been overwhelmed with corruption over the past few years.

Education

Gambia: Gambia, Cuba to Sign MOU in Area of Higher Education

Yesterday at 10:20 AM, via AllAfrica

[Foroyaa] Banjul, August 6th 2022:-The Gambia and Cuba will soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding in the field of Higher Education with the purpose of further strengthening the links of collaboration between the two sister countries.

Science/Tech

Burnout Turned Twitch Streamers’ Dreams of Playing Games Into Nightmares

Today at 02:02 AM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NPR: Stephen Flavall makes his living by playing video games to an audience of thousands on Twitch. When he first started streaming, he only had about fifteen people at a time watching him. He liked how he could engage with a small community, cracking jokes while people cheered him on. Unfortunately, the vibe changed as his popularity grew. “Around 200...

Science/Tech

Tesla’s Public Superchargers Are Deemed ‘Illegal’ In Germany Due To Technicality

Today at 01:20 AM, via Slashdot

Tesla’s Supercharger stations that are open to non-Tesla electric vehicles are deemed “illegal” in Germany due to the lack of kWh counter on the units. Electrek reports: Handelsblatt reports that Tesla’s Superchargers are considered “illegal” because they don’t have a visible kWh counter at the stations (translated from German): “Every charging station at which charging current is billed...

Science/Tech

Court Upholds FCC’s Decision To Reallocate Part of 5.9 GHz Band For Unlicensed Use, Including Wi-Fi

Today at 00:40 AM, via Slashdot

The Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Friday upheld the FCC’s decision to reallocate part of the 5.9 GHz band for unlicensed use — rather than the dedicated short-range communications (DSRC) it was originally allocated for. “This is part of the spectrum that in 1999 was set aside exclusively for the auto industry to use for DSCR to improve auto safety,” notes Fierce Wireless. “At that...

Health

Polio May Have Been Spreading for a Year

Yesterday at 23:10 PM, via New York Times

A new study from the C.D.C. provides more details about a polio case detected in New York last month, and reports that the virus was in the state’s wastewater in April.

Nature

Firenado rages in California

11 August at 10:58 AM, via BBC News

Hot temperatures and strong winds formed a ‘firenado’ in California on Wednesday.