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Business

MTN to appeal Syrian court’s ruling

Today at 16:47 PM, via Moneyweb

To place the company’s Syrian business under judicial guardianship and is also considering other steps.

Politics

ANCWL to also visit Zuma

Today at 17:34 PM, via SABC News

The ANC Women’s League says it will visit former president Jacob Zuma at his Nkandla Homestead in KwaZulu-Natal, at a date to be announced soon.

Politics

Cabinet concerned over high rate of unemployment in SA

Today at 12:47 PM, via SABC News

Cabinet remains concerned over the high rate of unemployment in the country. According to data from Stats SA’s 4th Quarter Labour Force Survey, over 700 000 job losses were recorded between Quarters 3 and 4 of 2020.

Education

Man who dropped out of college due to high cost donates $20m, 60 years on

Today at 17:43 PM, via The Guardian

Calvin Tyler, who left Morgan State University, a historically Black college, in 1963, worked his way up to become a UPS board member

A man who dropped out of college because he couldn’t afford tuition costs and became a UPS driver has pledged $20m in scholarships to his former university nearly 60 years on.

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Education

England’s teachers will feel the pressure over student grades this summer | Anonymous

Today at 16:46 PM, via The Guardian

I’ve seen firsthand how damaging exams can be. But they may be fairer than teacher-assessed grades

The author is a maths teacher at a state school in Nottinghamshire

After working as a maths and physics teacher for four years, I decided I wanted a change of career. I spent four years in cancer screening and diagnosis before returning to teaching in 2019. Much of that time was spent discussing...

Education

Namibia: On the Spot – Nust Is a Reputable Brand – Naomab

Today at 15:56 PM, via AllAfrica

[New Era] In this interview with New Era’s Paheja Siririka, the Namibia University of Science and Technology new vice chancellor Dr Erold Naomab shares his academic path and challenges faced by institutions of higher learning. He also addressed ways to tackle them, as well as what he envisions in terms of the future of the university in the next five years. The 44-year-old academic is the...

Entertainment

‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’ lets Andra Day deliver its high notes

Today at 16:16 PM, via CNN

Almost 50 years after “Lady Sings the Blues,” “The United States vs. Billie Holiday” revisits the singer’s career, through the lens of the feds hounding her. The result is a disjointed, oddly structured movie, which derives its high notes from Andra Day’s showstopping performance in the title role.

Entertainment

‘The Father’ showcases Anthony Hopkins as a man in the throes of dementia

Today at 16:14 PM, via CNN

“The Father” will affect people in different ways, and the movie remains a somewhat claustrophobic adaptation of the stage play. Yet there have been few better attempts on screen to capture dementia — both for those trapped within it, and those grappling with how to handle them — punctuated by a staggering performance from Anthony Hopkins, a brilliant cherry on top of the 83-year-old actor’s...

Science/Tech

Sergey Brin’s Airship Aims To Use World’s Biggest Mobile Hydrogen Fuel Cell

Today at 17:00 PM, via Slashdot

Sergey Brin’s secretive airship company LTA Research and Exploration is planning to power a huge disaster relief airship with an equally record-breaking hydrogen fuel cell. From a report: A job listing from the company, which is based in Mountain View, California and Akron, Ohio, reveals that LTA wants to configure a 1.5-megawatt hydrogen propulsion system for an airship to deliver humanitarian...

Science/Tech

Pride festivals in Manchester and London to go ahead

Today at 16:24 PM, via The Guardian

Organisers say vaccine rollout and lockdown easing mean celebrations will take place in some form

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Pride festivals in Manchester and London will be going ahead this year, organisers have confirmed, with Manchester Pride being an in-person event as long as the UK government’s roadmap out of lockdown for England remains on track.

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Nature

Water quality and quantity the key to healthy estuaries

Tuesday at 16:19 PM, via CapeNature

The health of on estuary is a description of the condition of an estuary and are driven by two key drivers, water quality and quantity. Rain falling on the land eventually makes its way to a lake, river, stream, estuary, or ocean. Some rainwater flows slowly, in a thin layer called sheet flow across the […]