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Business

Retrenched? Finance tips to help you survive

Today at 00:03 AM, via Moneyweb

Eric Jordaan, CFP at Crue Invest, discusses the options available to you when faced with retrenchment, including how to handle your retirement funds, reprioritising your budget, and when credit protection plans come into play.

Education

Goldsmiths to allow students suffering racial trauma to apply for extensions

Yesterday at 20:41 PM, via The Guardian

London university to allow students to cite racial trauma as extenuating circumstance affecting their work

Goldsmiths, University of London, is to allow students to cite cases of racial trauma as having affected their studies, becoming the first UK university to recognise the damaging effects of racism on academic progress.

The move comes after a campaign by the university’s student union to...

Lifestyle

Disneyland Paris reopens, but Mickey Mouse won’t give hugs

Yesterday at 17:30 PM, via SABC News

The Disneyland Paris theme park opened to visitors on Thursday after being shuttered for nearly eight months during the pandemic, but safety measures were in force to stop the virus spreading.

Entertainment

Rita Moreno shines in the documentary ‘Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It’

Yesterday at 22:44 PM, via CNN

Like everything else she’s done, Rita Moreno is an exceptional storyteller, turning “Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It” — an “American Masters” documentary hitting theaters first — into a dazzling look at the much-adorned star’s career, and the doors left shut, despite her success, by being a Latina in Hollywood during the days of the studio system.

Entertainment

‘Luca,’ Pixar’s generic (and literal) fish out of water tale, lands on Disney+

Yesterday at 22:43 PM, via CNN

Pixar dips into the ocean once too often with “Luca,” a colorful but thin (and literal) fish-out-of-water tale. Although the movie touches on familiar themes about friendship, overcoming differences and letting children go, there’s roughly enough story for something between an animated short and the film that lands, understandably in hindsight, via Disney+ instead of theaters.

Science/Tech

White House Debuts New Maps Showing Broadband Vacuum

Today at 01:10 AM, via Slashdot

The Biden administration Thursday unveiled a new mapping tool that shows much greater gaps in use of high-speed internet service across the U.S. than the government’s previous maps reported. From a report: The White House is pushing for big spending to provide more, better broadband service to underserved areas after the pandemic made Americans more dependent than ever on their internet...

Science/Tech

Police Bust Ransomware Gang in Ukraine

Today at 00:05 AM, via Slashdot

Police in Ukraine said this week they arrested members of a major ransomware gang. From a report: The arrests mark the first time a law enforcement agency has announced a mass arrest of a prolific hacker group that had extorted Americans by either encrypting an organization’s files or threatening to leak them to the public. The gang, known as Cl0p, has hacked a number of American targets,...

Science/Tech

Nielsen Now Knows When You Are Streaming

Yesterday at 23:00 PM, via Slashdot

Nielsen on Thursday announced that it had moved a step closer toward cracking one of the great questions of the modern entertainment world: How big, exactly, is streaming? From a report: Nielsen, the 98-year-old research firm that for decades has had an effective monopoly on measuring TV ratings in the United States, has a new metric that it says allows it to make an apples-to-apples...

Science/Tech

Wales delays easing Covid restrictions

Yesterday at 23:00 PM, via The Guardian

First minister to announce four-week pause to allow 500,000 more vaccine doses to be given

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There is to be a four-week pause in the relaxing of Covid restrictions in Wales, the first minister, Mark Drakeford, will confirm on Friday.

More than half a million doses of vaccine are set to be deployed over the next month to try to head off...

Health

Obamacare Survives Latest Supreme Court Challenge

Yesterday at 16:36 PM, via New York Times

The court sidestepped the larger issue in the case, whether the 2010 health care law can stand without a provision that required most Americans to obtain insurance or pay a penalty.

Nature

The Ocean – Lives and Livelihoods

Monday at 11:54 AM, via CapeNature

The ocean covers over 70% of the planet. It is our source of life, supporting humanity’s sustenance and that of every other organism on earth. The ocean produces at least 50% of the planet’s oxygen and acts as a carbon sink. It is home to most of earth’s biodiversity and is the main source of […]