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OBITUARY | Jackson Mthembu: A giant has fallen

Today at 08:00 AM, via News24

Jackson Mthembu, who was the face of the government’s communication during the Covid-19 pandemic, died on Thursday after contracting Covid-19.

Africa

10 more bodies found in Libya mass grave

Yesterday at 21:02 PM, via The Citizen

Libya has been wracked by violence since a NATO-backed uprising toppled and killed longtime dictator Moamer Kadhafi in 2011.

Business

Alphabet shuts Loon project

Today at 07:27 AM, via BusinessTech

Google parent Alphabet Inc shut down Loon, an audacious project to beam internet service from high-altitude balloons, after the unit failed to develop a viable business model.

Politics

Power shift at Luthuli House

Yesterday at 21:00 PM, via Mail & Guardian

Ace Magashule’s move to distance himself from Carl Niehaus signals a rebalancing of influence and authority at the top of the ANC

Politics

UN in SA sends condolences to Mthembu’s family, friends and colleagues

Yesterday at 20:37 PM, via SABC News

The United Nations in South Africa has wishes to expressed its deepest condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of the late Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, who passed away earlier today from complications related to COVID-19.

Education

Kenya: KNUT in Court to Stop Teachers’ Career Progression Guidelines

Today at 07:29 AM, via AllAfrica

[Capital FM] Nairobi — The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary-General Wilson Sossion has filed a petition in court to stop the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) from implementing promotions based on Career Progression Guidelines (CPG).

Education

Malware reportedly found on laptops given to children in England

Yesterday at 18:01 PM, via The Guardian

Investigation launched after teachers warn of worm on devices handed out for home schooling

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An investigation has been launched into reports that some of the laptops handed out to vulnerable children for homeschooling in England are infected with malware.

According to an online forum, teachers from a school in Bradford noticed the...

Lifestyle

James Bond movie ‘No Time to Die’ delayed again amid pandemic

Today at 04:29 AM, via SABC News

The global release of the James Bond movie “No Time to Die” was postponed to October from April, its producers said on Thursday, another setback for movie theaters trying to rebuild a business crushed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Lifestyle

Netflix renews Regency hit ‘Bridgerton’ for second season

Today at 03:42 AM, via Eyewitness News

From ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ creator Shonda Rhimes, the series puts a modern twist on the books about an upper-class family in early 19th-century England, introducing colour-blind casting and strong feminist themes.

Lifestyle

Bond movie ‘No Time To Die’ delayed again by pandemic

Today at 03:25 AM, via Eyewitness News

The release of the 25th installment of the fictional British spy saga has already been pushed back multiple times. It was originally set for a London premiere last March, before that was pushed back to November by the global spread of COVID-19.

Science/Tech

Intel will stay focused on making chips

Today at 07:08 AM, via MyBroadband

Intel Corp.’s incoming Chief Executive Officer Pat Gelsinger pledged to regain the company’s lead in chip manufacturing, countering growing calls from some investors to shed that part of its business.

Science/Tech

Prostate Cancer Can Be Precisely Diagnosed Using a Urine Test With AI

Today at 05:30 AM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader Phys.Org: The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) announced that the collaborative research team led by Dr. Kwan Hyi Lee from the Biomaterials Research Center and Professor In Gab Jeong from Asan Medical Center developed a technique for diagnosing prostate cancer from urine within only 20 minutes with almost 100% accuracy. The research team developed this...

Science/Tech

Google Shuts Loon Hot-Air Balloon Project

Today at 03:46 AM, via New York Times

Begun nearly a decade ago, Loon was one of the company’s high-profile, cutting-edge efforts. But it was difficult to turn into a business.

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 […]