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FRIDAY, 30 JULY 2021, 02:41

South Africa

Religious leaders lament Phoenix killings, visit Zuma family

Yesterday at 21:07 PM, via SABC News

The South African Council of Churches General Secretary Bishop Malusi Mpumlwana says brutal accounts of the events that unfolded in Phoenix recently were brought to their attention. Mpumlwana says he was part of a two day provincial pastoral visit led by the KZN Council of Churches which ended on Wednesday.

South Africa

Stellenbosch University launches School for Climate Studies

Yesterday at 19:40 PM, via News24

Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation Buti Manamela said South Africa urgently needed expertise, knowledge and innovation to better understand and adapt to the complex results of climate change.

World

Dressage: How to make a horse dance

Today at 01:21 AM, via BBC News

For some, it’s an oddity to watch only at the Olympics… for others, it’s a lifetime of training.

Business

Is the crypto winter over?

Today at 00:43 AM, via Moneyweb

Several key indicators suggest the current bear market may be coming to an end, says Brett Hope Robertson, investment analyst at Revix.

Business

Is crypto making a comeback?

Today at 00:02 AM, via Moneyweb

The strong rally of the last week suggests the bear market may be coming to an end.

Politics

Ace claims the state’s witness

Yesterday at 21:15 PM, via Mail & Guardian

The ANC’s suspended secretary general believes the state’s witness is, in fact, the defence’s witness

Education

Kenneth Baker: plan to scrap BTecs is an act of vandalism

Yesterday at 19:30 PM, via The Guardian

Former Tory education secretary criticises overhaul of vocational and technical qualifications in England

The former Conservative education secretary Kenneth Baker has described the government’s overhaul of vocational and technical qualifications at schools and colleges in England as “an act of vandalism”.

Lord Baker, who initiated controversial school changes under Margaret Thatcher, said he...

Education

Kenya: Inside Uhuru’s Sh20bn Basket of Goodies From London

Yesterday at 15:57 PM, via AllAfrica

[Nation] Small businesses are some of the big winners in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s three-day visit to the UK where he is the co-host of the Global Education Summit with Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Lifestyle

Your daily Horoscope for 30 July 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!

Entertainment

‘Stillwater’ stars Matt Damon as a dad crusading to free his daughter

Yesterday at 19:59 PM, via CNN

Anchored by an impressive performance from Matt Damon, “Stillwater” confounds expectations in mostly frustrating ways. Director/co-writer Tom McCarthy (the Oscar-winning “Spotlight”) has set up a movie about a father determined to help free his daughter, but unlike the usual can-do Americans in this sort of tale, he’s clearly in way over his head.

Entertainment

‘The Green Knight’ takes a dream-like trip through the Arthurian legend

Yesterday at 17:51 PM, via CNN

“The Green Knight” offers a reminder, if any were needed, why you don’t see many movies adapted from 14th-century poems. Even those intrigued by tales of King Arthur and his knights might find this ambitious film as impenetrable as armor, although the lush imagery and epic tone provide some compensation for embarking on this weird, hallucinatory trip.

Science/Tech

Playdate, the Console With a Crank, Will Not Ship Until 2022

Today at 02:20 AM, via Slashdot

Playdate, the portable, one-bit gaming system with an analog crank as a primary control option, won’t be shipping to those who preordered the console anytime soon. According to CNET, “shipping has been delayed to some point in 2022.” From the report: There’s only one place you will be able to get yourself a Playdate. You’ll need to head straight to the Playdate website, and be ready to pay $179...

Science/Tech

Israel to offer Pfizer Covid booster shots to people over 60

Today at 02:01 AM, via The Guardian

Announcement makes Israel the first country to offer a third dose of a western vaccine to its citizens on a wide scale

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Israel’s prime minister has announced that the country would offer a coronavirus booster shot to those people over 60 who have already been vaccinated.

The announcement by Naftali Bennett makes Israel, which launched one of the world’s most...

Science/Tech

ISS Briefly Loses Control After New Russian Module Misfires

Today at 01:40 AM, via Slashdot

destinyland shares a report from CNN: An unusual and potentially dangerous situation unfolded Thursday at the International Space Station, as the newly-docked Russian Nauka module inadvertently fired its thrusters causing a “tug of war” with the space station and briefly pushing it out of position, according to NASA flight controllers. Nauka — a long-delayed laboratory module that Russian space...

Science/Tech

Russia rocket mishap briefly nudges International Space Station out of position

Today at 01:31 AM, via The Guardian

After several ‘hiccups’ on the journey to the ISS, the Nauka lab module accidentally fired its rockets after docking

Russia’s troubled Nauka laboratory module has caused a fright when its rockets accidentally fired after docking the with the International Space Station, briefly throwing the station out of position.

A few hours after docking, Nauka’s propulsive devices unexpectedly fired,...