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World

Turkish TV: Dramas become a global streaming success

Today at 01:12 AM, via BBC News

Online streaming is one of the few industries to enjoy a boom out of lockdown restrictions, and Turkish TV dramas have found great success, reaching audiences all over the world.

Africa

Amadou Diallo will never be forgotten

Yesterday at 12:00 PM, via Mail & Guardian

Amadou Diallo, a Guinean man, was killed by NYPD officers 21 years ago. Today protesters still invoke his name as they fight for justice

Politics

Officers involved in Khayelitsha forced evitions will be dealt with: Cele

Yesterday at 15:16 PM, via SABC News

Police Minister Bheki Cele says the officers involved in the forceful evictions that took place in Khayelitsha will be dealt with as their conduct during the operation was unacceptable. Cele has visited the area to meet with the community and Bulelani Qhalani, the man who was evicted with no clothes on while his shack was being broken down.

Education

Lib Dems accuse Tories of ‘stealing’ pupil premium policy

Yesterday at 14:30 PM, via The Guardian

Ex-education secretary Michael Gove said the reform was one of his proudest achievements while in coalition government

Michael Gove has reopened old wounds from the coalition government by claiming one of his proudest achievements is introducing the pupil premium – a policy the Liberal Democrats insist was their signature education reform, which has since been underfunded by the Tories.

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Education

‘It’s not over’: intimate diaries from the eye of the UK’s coronavirus storm

Yesterday at 10:00 AM, via The Guardian

From an intensive care nurse to a homeless restaurant worker, four people changed by Covid-19 reflect on the most intense chapter of their lives

On 21 February, McFarlane, 57, was on her way back to Bangkok airport with her husband, Archie. The couple had been visiting their son, who works at an international school. “We felt apprehensive because the virus was starting to hit the news,” she...

Education

Making EU students pay higher fees is a blow for social mobility

Yesterday at 09:00 AM, via The Guardian

A post-Brexit rise in fees for European students is an academic injustice

On 24 June, universities minister Michelle Donelan announced that, as a consequence of Brexit, EU and EEA students would be classified as overseas students starting from the 2021/22 academic year. They will be charged full tuition (up to £20,000 in some cases), lose access to the tuition fee loan, and no longer be...

Education

One school, 25 bereavements: Essex head fears emotional impact of Covid-19

Yesterday at 09:00 AM, via The Guardian

Vic Goddard is one of many school leaders daunted by the burden of supporting pupils and staff through their grief

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Vic Goddard is trying not to cry. The headteacher of Passmores academy in Harlow and star of the 2011 TV series Educating Essex is thinking about the 23 pupils and two staff at his school who have been bereaved during the...

Lifestyle

Political parties pay tribute to Twala-Mhlongo

Yesterday at 22:09 PM, via SABC News

Political parties have paid tribute the late actress, Mary Twala-Mhlongo. Twala-Mhlongo passed on at Parklane Hospital in Johannesburg at the age of 80.

Science/Tech

Stanford Economist Predicts Working-From-Home Continues, City Centers Decline

Today at 03:04 AM, via Slashdot

The new “working-from-home economy” will likely continue after the pandemic, predicts Stanford economist Nicholas Bloom, in an article shared by Slashdot reader schwit1. Bloom cites results from several nationwide surveys he’s conducted:We see an incredible 42 percent of the U.S. labor force now working from home full-time. About another 33 percent are not working — a testament to the savage...

Science/Tech

US Senate Amends EARN IT Act — To Let States Restrict Encryption

Today at 01:04 AM, via Slashdot

Long-time Slashdot reader stikves reminded us that a committee in the U.S. Senate passed an amended version of the “EARN IT” act on Thursday. And this new version could do more than just end personal end-to-end encryption, warns Engadget:The other major concern opponents of the EARN IT Act raise has to do with Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which says that companies are not...

Science/Tech

Divers Find Evidence of Prehistoric Mining Operation in North America

Yesterday at 22:34 PM, via Slashdot

Iwastheone shared this article from CBS News:Experts and cave divers in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula have found ocher mines that are some of the oldest on the continent. Ancient skeletons were found in the narrow, twisting labyrinths of now-submerged sinkhole caves… The discovery of remains of human-set fires, stacked mining debris, simple stone tools, navigational aids and digging sites suggest...

Motoring

F1 drivers may not all take knee at Austrian Grand Prix

Yesterday at 20:46 PM, via Wheels24

Formula One drivers will make a collective show of their opposition to racism before Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix but may not all take a knee to back the Black Lives Matter campaign.

Motoring

Leclerc admits Ferrari struggles ‘crazy’

Yesterday at 19:58 PM, via Wheels24

Twelve months after claiming a dramatic pole position at the Red Bull Ring, Charles Leclerc struggled to secure seventh on the grid for Ferrari – and admitted it was “crazy”.

Nature

Sinking of the MV Treasure – marking South Africa’s worst environmental disaster

23 June at 13:09 PM, via CapeNature

By Kevin Shaw, Team Leader: Ecology | Biodiversity Intelligence The 23rd of June 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the sinking of the MV Treasure between Robben and Dassen Island.  The Treasure was a bulk ore iron carrier that had suffered structural damage in storms and when it sank on the morning of the 23rd it leaked about […]