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TUESDAY, 18 JANUARY 2022, 19:23

South Africa

Court orders Mafe be released from psychiatric hospital, moved to correctional facility

Today at 19:12 PM, via SABC News

The High Court in Cape Town has ordered that alleged Parliament arsonist, Zandile Christmas Mafe, be released from Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital immediately. Judge President of the High Court, John Hlophe, says the order to refer Mafe for mental observation at the hospital was unlawful and irregular. Court proceedings below: Mafe will now be transferred to […]


All homes on one of Tonga’s islands destroyed, three dead

Today at 19:09 PM, via News24

All the homes on one of Tonga’s small outer islands have been destroyed by a massive volcanic eruption and tsunami, with three people so far confirmed dead, the government said in its first update since the disaster struck.


Afcon 2021: Caf discuss state of pitch in Douala

Today at 16:26 PM, via BBC News

The Confederation of African Football meet to discuss the poor state of the pitch in Douala and whether Afcon matches may need to be moved from the arena.


Zuma takes another legal tilt at Zondo

Today at 16:24 PM, via Mail & Guardian

The former president is asking the Pretoria high court to declare Zondo’s tenure as chairman of the commission of inquiry unlawful and to order Ramaphosa to appoint a new chair


Winchester College society was cult-like, finds report into child abuse

Today at 18:52 PM, via The Guardian

Members of Christian Forum in 70s and 80s ‘showed signs of what would today be described as radicalisation’

A cult-like evangelical Christian society at a leading private school allowed a powerful and charismatic barrister to groom and sadistically abuse boys with impunity, an investigation has found.

Members of the Christian Forum at Winchester College “showed signs of what would today be...


Zimbabwe: 400 Students Get Scholarships From Ambassador Angel

Today at 16:54 PM, via AllAfrica

[The Herald] Ambassador Uebert Angel has paid scholarships for more than 400 college students as he answers to the call by President Mnangagwa to assist Zimbabweans, especially from disadvantaged backgrounds access tertiary education.


‘Admissions,’ by Kendra James

Today at 15:39 PM, via New York Times

Kendra James was a legacy student at Taft, but wasn’t made to feel like a member of a proud tradition while she was there.


Heidi Klum talks $2 million legs

Today at 17:20 PM, via CNN

Heidi Klum’s legs may have been insured for more than $2 million, but one is worth more than another.


Jodie Sweetin is engaged

Today at 16:58 PM, via CNN

There’s been some good news in the midst of Jodie Sweetin grieving the loss of her TV dad, Bob Saget.


Every Time I Die band splits

Today at 16:28 PM, via CNN

The band Every Time I Die has split over an apparent disagreement with singer Keith Buckley.


‘How I Met Your Father’ flips ‘Mother’ format

Today at 16:16 PM, via CNN

“How I Met Your Father” is billed as a sequel, not a reboot, since it incorporates a few elements of the original CBS series that ended in 2014, as opposed to just flipping the gender on it. Whatever one chooses to call it (and it’s a distinction without much difference), this Hulu series feels particularly stale, with its modest wrinkles failing to offer enough to merit starting a new...


Intel To Unveil ‘Ultra Low-Voltage Bitcoin Mining ASIC’ in February

Today at 18:42 PM, via Slashdot

Intel, one of the world’s largest chipmakers, is likely to unveil a specialized crypto-mining chip at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in February, according to the conference’s agenda. From a report: One of Intel’s “Highlighted Chip Releases” at the conference is entitled “Bonanza Mine: An Ultra-Low-Voltage Energy-Efficient Bitcoin Mining ASIC.” The session is...


‘It’s awful to be a medical exception’: the woman who cannot forget

Today at 18:30 PM, via The Guardian

Rebecca Sharrock is one of a handful of people worldwide with highly superior autobiographical memory. But remembering minute details of your own life has its downsides

Every morning since January 2004, Rebecca Sharrock crosses off the date on a calendar in her room. Like many people, the 31-year-old uses it to keep track of time, distinguishing the present day from the ones that came...


ArXiv Reaches a Milestone and a Reckoning

Today at 18:08 PM, via Slashdot

Runaway success and underfunding have led to growing pains for the preprint server. From a report: What started in 1989 as an e-mail list for a few dozen string theorists has now grown to a collection of more than two million papers — and the central hub for physicists, astronomers, computer scientists, mathematicians and other researchers. On January 3 the preprint server crossed the...