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SATURDAY, 26 SEPTEMBER 2020, 23:53


Mendys of the match: An 11 like no other

Today at 13:02 PM, via BBC News

With three Mendys – Edouard, Benjamin and Nampalys – in the Premier League, BBC Sport Africa has managed to create a whole team.


WHO says Africa escaped ‘exponential’ rise in cases

Yesterday at 15:58 PM, via News24

Africa has escaped the “exponential” rise in coronavirus cases seen elsewhere probably due to low population density and a hot and humid climate, the UN health agency said.


Sisulu thanks Brandfort community for supporting Madikizela-Mandela

Today at 19:35 PM, via SABC News

African National Congress (ANC) NEC member Lindiwe Sisulu has thanked the community of Brandfort for providing late struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela with support while she was banished to the Free State town by the apartheid government.


Little done to change the lives of the poor: Mashaba

Today at 17:01 PM, via SABC News

Action SA leader, Herman Mashaba says little has been done by government to change the lives of the poor and vulnerable. This comes after his visit to Attridgeville Extension 19, where residents are still awaiting their RDP homes they were promised three-years-ago.


Tributes pour in for Rev Maqhina

Today at 12:31 PM, via SABC News

Tributes are pouring in for the late political activist and playwright, reverend Mzwandile Maqhina.


‘We came all this way to start a new life’: the misery of Glasgow’s lockdown freshers

Today at 17:33 PM, via The Guardian

The university has offered a rent rebate to students stuck in its halls, but will it ease their anger and frustration?

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When Theo Lockett tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday, he was the first of his 10 flatmates to do so. Within 24 hours, four more had reported positive results amid a rapidly increasing outbreak in University...


Covid: Glasgow University to refund students ordered to self-isolate

Today at 16:43 PM, via The Guardian

One month’s rent to be reimbursed as compensation after coronavirus outbreak led to new restrictions

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Glasgow University is to refund one month’s rent to students in halls of residence as compensation after hundreds were forced to self-isolate following an outbreak of coronavirus.

Students, many of whom are living away from home for...


‘Our first case of Covid. Parents are hounding me, staff are afraid’: diary of a headteacher’s week

Today at 09:00 AM, via The Guardian

The exhausted head of a school in England wonders how much more he can take

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Three weeks into the autumn term and we are all wrecked. I look around at my leadership team in our Monday morning meeting at 7.45am. Everyone is drained from poor sleep, working over the weekend and managing colleagues’ worries. Some are snappy and then...


Hundreds of Manchester students locked down after 127 Covid cases

Today at 00:28 AM, via The Guardian

Residents at two Manchester Metropolitan University halls told to stay in rooms for 14 days

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Hundreds of students in Manchester were told to self-isolate on Friday after 127 of them tested positive for coronavirus.

Residents at the Birley campus and Cambridge Halls at Manchester Metropolitan University have been told to stay in their...


Tesla’s Elon Musk Promises Full Self-Driving Autopilot Beta In ‘A Month Or So’

Today at 23:40 PM, via Slashdot

“I think we’ll hopefully release a private beta of Autopilot — the full self-driving version of autopilot — in, I think a month or so?” CEO Elon Musk said this week at Tesla’s annual shareholder meeting/Battery Day event. “And then people will really understand the magnitude of the change,” said Musk adding, “It’s profound. You’ll see what it’s like, it’s amazing.” CNET reports that...


Python Developer Builds a Raspberry Pi That Alerts Drone Pilots

Today at 22:34 PM, via Slashdot

“A Raspberry Pi, a USB SDR dongle, an LCD a buzzer and a little bit of coding in Python and C has created a very useful alarm for drone and RC model aircraft operators,” explains long-time Slashdot reader NewtonsLaw .The device allows users to set an “alarm” perimeter around their operating area and automatically alert them whenever a manned aircraft with ADSB fitted intrudes into that area....


Strangers’ Things

Today at 22:06 PM, via New York Times

Earning money online by selling intimate objects that aren’t obviously sexual (and that includes emotions).


Firefox 81 Released, Can Now Be Your Default Browser in iOS

Today at 22:04 PM, via Slashdot

Engadget reports:One big benefit of iOS 14 is that you can set non-Apple-made apps as your default, including for email and web browsing. Hot on the heels of you being able to set Chrome and Gmail as your clients of choice, Firefox is enabling you to make its browser the default on iPhones and iPads. Naturally, you’ll need to have both the latest version of the operating system and the apps,...


Covid-19 Live Updates: Latest News and Analysis

Today at 18:45 PM, via New York Times

A police officer in Ohio used a Taser on a woman who refused to wear a mask. Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India pledges his country’s vaccine industry will ‘help all humanity.’


International Coastal Cleanup Day 2020 – Trashy seas made clean

Yesterday at 11:47 AM, via CapeNature

By Marx-Lenin Nagan, Stakeholder Engagement Officer, Cederberg Landscape Unit International Coastal Cleanup Day was marked on 19 September 2020 and CapeNature staff rolled up their sleeves to support local initiatives on the day. Three coastal cleanups took place on the 19th September in the Cederberg Landscape at Velddrif, Elands – and Lamberts Bay respectively. These […]