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World

Pandemic to cost global tourism $2.0 trillion in 2021: UN

Yesterday at 09:51 AM, via News24

The coronavirus pandemic will cost the global tourism sector $2.0 trillion in lost revenue in 2021, the UN’s tourism body said Monday, calling the sector’s recovery “fragile” and “slow”.

World

Japan to bar new foreign arrivals over virus variant: PM

Yesterday at 08:57 AM, via News24

Japan will reinstate tough border measures, barring all new foreign arrivals over the Omicron Covid variant, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced Monday, just weeks after a softening of strict entry rules.

Politics

ANC, DA react to travel ban on SA following detection of the COVID-19 Omicron variant

Yesterday at 09:03 AM, via SABC News

The ANC and DA have bemoaned the action of several countries imposing travel bans on some Southern African nations. ANC’s Legoete says it is unfair for South Africa to be punished for being a leading figure in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic and DA’s John Steenhuisen says the travel restrictions are irrational.

Sport

Rangnick influence shows as Man United make a point

Yesterday at 11:01 AM, via News24

Michael Carrick was adamant Ralf Rangnick had no role in Manchester United’s gameplan for their 1-1 draw at Chelsea, but the club’s impending interim manager would have taken heart from the way they frustrated the Premier League leaders.

Education

Ethiopia: Addis Abeba University Warns Graduate Academics Against Supporting TPLF

Yesterday at 09:18 AM, via AllAfrica

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba — Addis Ababa University (AAU) has issued warning against graduate academics to refrain from acts of supporting the TPLF. The University said the measures may extend up to revoking academic degrees of individuals who are found to be supporting the TPLF.

Education

Can you solve it? Yule devour these festive treats

Yesterday at 09:10 AM, via The Guardian

Advent(ures) in numberland

Every year the remarkable maths website Mathigon runs a puzzle advent calendar, publishing a problem a day from December 1 to 24. I’ve had a peek at this year’s puzzles and selected three of the ones I liked the most.

1. The seven digits

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Education

English universities risk breaking law over offer withdrawals, say ministers

Yesterday at 09:00 AM, via The Guardian

Regulators push universities to remove oversubscription loopholes after surge in higher A-level grades

Universities in England risk breaking competition laws if they add loopholes letting them withdraw offers from students at the last minute if courses are oversubscribed, ministers and regulators have told vice-chancellors.

For the last two years, the surge in A-level grades allowed more...

Science/Tech

How a Dream Job Streaming on Twitch Can Become a Burnout Nightmare

Yesterday at 10:34 AM, via Slashdot

“Streamers are not really known for hard partying…” writes the Guardian’s videogames editor, after meeting the up-and-coming stars of Twitch. “I was instead astonished — and, honestly, worried — by how hard they worked.”The woman sitting next to me told me that she streams for eight to 10 hours every day, and when she wasn’t live she was curating her social media, responding to fans,...

Science/Tech

SA’s top scholars explore 5G opportunities

Yesterday at 10:23 AM, via ITWeb

The University of Johannesburg and University of the Witwatersrand’s vice-chancellors lament the continuous delays in the auctioning of spectrum.

Health

U.S. Governors Respond to Omicron Variant

Sunday at 22:41 PM, via New York Times

No cases of the new coronavirus variant have been confirmed in the U.S., but leaders said they were using existing safeguards and watching closely.