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World

Long Covid should be ‘clear priority’ for authorities: WHO

Today at 19:54 PM, via News24

The World Health Organization urged national authorities to make a priority of understanding the consequences of long-term coronavirus infections to help those suffering from worrying symptoms after many months.

Business

Neo Dongwana steps down as Barloworld chair

Today at 18:59 PM, via Fin24

Neo Dongwana’s retirement will end a nine-year stint on Barloworld’s board where share served in various roles before her appointment as chairperson last year.

Politics

Uproar over eNCA political reporter’s perceived racism

Today at 18:30 PM, via SABC News

In a series of videos that have gone viral on social media, Lindsey Dentlinger can be seeninterviewing ignoring the fact that the White parliamentarians she was interviewing weren’t wearing masks, while reminding their Black counterparts to wear theirs before they can respond to questions posed to them.

Politics

North West to establish a provincial forensic investigation unit

Today at 16:21 PM, via SABC News

North West Premier, Professor Job Mokgoro, says his administration will establish a provincial forensic investigation unit to probe allegations of fraud, corruption, and maladministration within government departments and municipalities.

Education

How will teachers decide exam grades in England this summer?

Today at 19:52 PM, via The Guardian

What we know so far about the plan to replace in-person exams with teacher assessments

After cancelling this summer’s A-level, GCSE, BTec and vocation qualifications, the government in England has finally confirmed that teachers will award final grades.

Why has it taken so long?

Continue reading…

Education

Nigeria: Covid-19 – Lagos Starts Safe School Clearance Visit

Today at 17:06 PM, via AllAfrica

[Vanguard] The Office of Education Quality Assurance, OEQA, Ministry of Education, Lagos State has commenced safe school clearance visits to public and private schools below tertiary level in the state to ensure they are safe to remain open for academic activities.

Education

Nigeria: Why Yobe Govt Promoted 2,800 Teachers

Today at 17:00 PM, via AllAfrica

[Vanguard] Alhaji Baba Maidala, Executive Chairman, Yobe Teaching Service Board, on Thursday said over 2,800 secondary school teachers in the state were promoted to the next grade levels from January 2020 to February 2021.

Lifestyle

Budget allocations in critical sectors

Today at 18:10 PM, via SABC News

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has announced a revenue shortfall of R213 billion, which is the largest on record.

Science/Tech

Lawmaker Proposing ‘Grand Theft Auto’ Ban Says Video Game Contributes To Carjackings

Today at 20:00 PM, via Slashdot

Koreantoast writes: With the number of carjackings more than doubling in the city of Chicago during 2020, one lawmaker knows who to blame: the video game “Grand Theft Auto.” According to Chicago ABC 7, Democratic State Representative Marcus Williams believes the video game is causing the rise in carjackings, stating that “Grand Theft Auto’ and other violent video games are getting in the minds...

Science/Tech

Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter Face New Rules in India

Today at 19:07 PM, via Slashdot

India is establishing new rules to govern internet firms like Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter, a fresh challenge for the American giants in a huge market that is key to their global expansion. From a report: The new guidelines, unveiled Thursday, say that in order to counter the rise of problematic content online like false news and violent material, intermediaries must establish “grievance...

Health

Vaccine Hesitancy in Cancer Patients

Today at 12:00 PM, via New York Times

“If I accept the vaccine,” one cancer patient says, “it will be with a strong feeling of guilt that at best I will be prolonging my life for a few months or years.”

Health

Learning to Listen to Patients’ Stories

Today at 12:00 PM, via New York Times

Narrative medicine programs teach doctors and other caregivers “sensitive interviewing skills” and the art of “radical listening” to improve patient care.

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 […]