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Eskom load reduction for Sunday now includes parts of Gauteng

Today at 18:15 PM, via News24

Eskom has announced that there will be more load reduction – localised rolling blackouts aimed at easing the burden on the power grid – in several provinces on Sunday evening, including parts of Gauteng.

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Pets and kids enjoy snow day

Today at 17:23 PM, via BBC News

People sent in their footage of snowy landscapes to the BBC, and shared content on social media.

Education

Welsh language centre partners with Duolingo in million speaker goal

Today at 16:41 PM, via The Guardian

Online course being used to help reach government target was created after letter to the Guardian

An online language course created five years ago following a letter published in the Guardian is to be used to help reach a government target of a million Welsh speakers by 2050.

Duolingo launched its Welsh language course in January 2016 and so far more than 1.5 million people around the world...

Education

Does true grit just belong in movies? Or can we teach it to our children? | Yvonne Roberts

Today at 10:45 AM, via The Guardian

Crises may harden the resilience of some young people. But it won’t happen without a dedicated plan

Sir John Bell, who is at the centre of Britain’s Covid vaccination programme, spent a year in hospital with polio as a child. That setback, he said last week, helped him to become successful: “If stuff comes at you, you just have to get on and do what’s best.” Bell thinks that, similarly,...

Science/Tech

‘Babylon 5’ Actress Mira Furlan Dies At 65

Today at 17:34 PM, via Slashdot

Slashdot reader The Grim Reefer shares a report from the BBC: Babylon 5 and Lost actress Mira Furlan has died at the age of 65, her family and management have confirmed. Furlan played Minbari Ambassador Delenn in the 1990s sci-fi TV drama, Babylon 5, and Danielle Rousseau in the noughties mystery drama, Lost. Her family told the BBC the Croatian actress died on Wednesday due to complications...

Science/Tech

Vaccine experts call for clarity on UK’s 12-week Covid jab interval

Today at 16:51 PM, via The Guardian

British Society for Immunology calls for a robust programme monitoring the body’s immune response

Experts have called for greater clarity on the monitoring in place to assess the 12-week dosing interval for Covid-19 vaccines, as the row over delayed second doses continues.

The UK’s coronavirus vaccination programme was shifted late last year to prioritise administering the first dose of jabs...

Science/Tech

Lost touch: how a year without hugs affects our mental health

Today at 16:00 PM, via The Guardian

Humans are designed to touch and be touched – which is why so many who live on their own have suffered during the pandemic. Will we ever fully recover?

There’s only so much a dog can do, even if that is a lot. I live alone with my staffy, and by week eight of the first lockdown she was rolling her eyes at my ever-tightening clutch. I had been sofa-bound with Covid and its after-effects before...

Motoring

The VW Golf GTI for nerds

Yesterday at 07:35 AM, via The Citizen

Don’t believe all the rubbish you read about electric mobility.

Nature

Fish migrations: they would swim 500 miles and they would swim 500 more

Wednesday at 18:23 PM, via CapeNature

By Nicole Horn and Alexis Olds Migration is a widespread but highly complicated and diverse component to many fish species lives.  Migration can be strenuous and often consists of extremely long journeys. The life history stages of certain species rely heavily on migration. Fish will migrate for several reasons including escaping unfavourable conditions, moving to […]