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Mendy scores Real Madrid winner at Atalanta

Today at 00:16 AM, via BBC News

Ferland Mendy scores a stunning late winner as Real Madrid clinch a hard-working last-16 first leg victory against 10-man Atalanta.

Business

Corruption and bad laws ravage SA’s tax base

Today at 00:05 AM, via Moneyweb

‘Sars is absolutely critical to the future of South Africa because if Sars fails, the country fails’: Mark Silberman, Accfin Software director and vice-chair of the Saica tax technology subcommittee.

Sport

Messi scores twice as Barcelona dispatch Elche

Today at 00:28 AM, via News24

Lionel Messi soared past Luis Suarez to become La Liga’s top scorer by adding his 17th and 18th goals of the season in a much-needed 3-0 victory for Barcelona over Elche.

Sport

Tiger Woods not facing reckless driving charge

Yesterday at 23:58 PM, via News24

Tiger Woods is not facing charges of reckless driving following the car crash in which he suffered serious leg injuries, authorities said Wednesday.

Education

Gavin Williamson hopes children will get time in school this summer – video

Yesterday at 21:15 PM, via The Guardian

The education secretary says he hopes pupils in England will get time in school this summer under government plans to fund catchup activities. Speaking with him at a No 10 press conference, Jenny Harries, the deputy chief medical officer for England, said children should hold back from hugging grandparents until more positive evidence from vaccination was available

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Education

A College Admissions Rat Race

Yesterday at 19:49 PM, via New York Times

While top-tier colleges are dealing with surges in applications, lesser known ones have seen sharp declines.

Lifestyle

Your daily Horoscope for 25 February 2021

Today at 01:00 AM, via The South African

Wondering what the day has in store for your star sign? Here’s a quick glance at horoscopes and more for today – completely free!

Science/Tech

Statins do not cause muscle aches and pains, study finds

Today at 01:30 AM, via The Guardian

UK researchers seek to dispel concerns over pills prescribed for those at higher risk of heart attack and strokes

Statins are generally not the cause of the muscle aches and pains that stop some people taking the pills prescribed to protect them against serious heart problems, according to a novel study that hopes to dispel some of the concerns.

Two million people in the UK who are at higher...

Science/Tech

Verizon Leads 5G Airwave Bidding With Record $45 Billion Splurge

Today at 00:52 AM, via Slashdot

Verizon Communications committed $45 billion for 5G wireless airwaves in a government auction that attracted record bidding as the largest U.S. mobile carriers race to build faster networks. From a report: At $23 billion, AT&T was the second-highest bidder, according to the Federal Communications Commission, which ran the auction. Participants also included T-Mobile US Inc. and pay-TV providers...

Science/Tech

Listen to the first sounds recorded on Mars – video

Today at 00:44 AM, via The Guardian

Nasa scientists release the first sounds ever recorded on Mars, a light gust of wind on the planet’s surface on Monday.

‘I invite you now to, if you would like to, close your eyes and just imagine yourself sitting on the surface of Mars and listening to the surroundings,’ says Dave Gruel, camera suite lead for the Perseverance rover

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Science/Tech

Why Discord Is Switching From Go To Rust

Today at 00:00 AM, via Slashdot

RoccamOccam writes: The developers at Discord have seen success with Rust on their video encoding pipeline for Go Live and on their Elixir NIFs’ server. Recently, they penned a post explaining how they have drastically improved the performance of a service by switching its implementation from Go to Rust. From the post, “Remarkably, we had only put very basic thought into optimization as the...

Nature

Water quality and quantity the key to healthy estuaries

Tuesday at 16:19 PM, via CapeNature

The health of on estuary is a description of the condition of an estuary and are driven by two key drivers, water quality and quantity. Rain falling on the land eventually makes its way to a lake, river, stream, estuary, or ocean. Some rainwater flows slowly, in a thin layer called sheet flow across the […]