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World

Death Toll Rises As Protests In Myanmar Continue

Today at 22:17 PM, via NPR

It’s been three months since Myanmar’s military seized control. The number of civilians killed protesting the takeover has risen to over 750, and neither side is showing any willingness to compromise.

Business

Leading with empathy

Today at 21:35 PM, via Moneyweb

‘Organisations need to start looking at their employees holistically’ – Tamara Parker, CEO, Mercer SA.

Business

State-owned bank could be a reality soon

Today at 21:31 PM, via Moneyweb

‘There could be no objection in principle to the idea of a state bank having a role in the South African economy – if it is well done and it is efficient’: Prof Raymond Parsons from NWU Business School.

Politics

Several ANC branches in Mahikeng pledge support for Magashule

Today at 21:18 PM, via SABC News

African National Congress (ANC) members from 35 branches of the Mahikeng sub-region in the North West have condemned the immediate temporary suspension of Secretary-General Ace Magashule from the party.

Education

Popularity at school linked to age position in class – study

Today at 20:00 PM, via The Guardian

Research in England, Sweden and the Netherlands shows how age gaps can shape lives

Forget about having the right clothes or the right attitude, being cool in school could be about being just slightly older than your peers, a study has found.

Researchers surveyed more than 13,000 teenagers aged 14-15 in England, Sweden and the Netherlands on who they thought was the most popular in their class...

Science/Tech

Biden Blocks Trump’s Gig-worker Rule

Today at 22:45 PM, via Slashdot

The Biden administration has blocked a Trump-era rule that would have made it easier for companies like Uber, Lyft and Instacart to continue classifying rideshare drivers and delivery workers as independent contractors under federal law. From a report: The rule pertained to the classification of gig workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act, which requires employers to pay non-exempt employees...

Science/Tech

Tweaked Moderna vaccine ‘neutralises Covid variants in trials’

Today at 22:05 PM, via The Guardian

Limited data from small test trial shows positive results against South Africa and Brazil strains

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The first “tweaked” vaccine against the worrying coronavirus variants that emerged in South Africa and Brazil has successfully neutralised them in laboratory trials, the US company Moderna has said.

The results of the small trial suggest...

Health

Operating Rooms Go Under the Knife

Today at 11:00 AM, via New York Times

Hospitals are bringing together surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses with architects, engineers and administrative staff to rethink the modern operating room.