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WEDNESDAY, 20 JANUARY 2021, 08:18

World

Locust Swarms Threaten Parts Of East Africa

Today at 04:28 AM, via NPR

Swarms of locusts have reached dangerous levels in parts of Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya. They’re reproducing rapidly in part because of unusual rainfall patterns.

Business

Canada clears Boeing 737 MAX to fly again

Today at 08:18 AM, via Fin24

Canada’s transport ministry said Monday it has approved the Boeing 737 MAX to fly again in this country starting on Wednesday, ending a nearly two-year grounding following two deadly crashes.

Business

Netflix subscriptions blow past 200 million

Today at 07:29 AM, via BusinessTech

Netflix Inc ended its biggest year in company history with a bang, adding more customers than expected and saying it no longer needs to borrow money to build its entertainment empire.

Business

Retail rallies and public vs private markets

Today at 07:15 AM, via Moneyweb

Cannon’s Adrian Saville takes a look the US’s new Treasury Secretary, Janet Yellen. Kruger International’s Mia Kruger talks retail updates, while Alexander Forbes’ David Moore weighs the difference between public and private markets as investment options.

Business

Disneyland Paris postpones re-opening to April

Today at 07:14 AM, via Fin24

Disneyland Paris, Europe’s biggest tourist attraction, said Monday it now expects to reopen on April 2, seven weeks later than planned, because of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.

Politics

ANC mum on details of Niehaus’ suspension letter

Yesterday at 12:49 PM, via SABC News

The African National Congress (ANC) says it will not divulge details of a letter informing uMkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans (MKMVA) spokesperson, Carl Niehaus of his notice of suspension.

Sport

What has gone wrong in Liverpool’s title defence?

Today at 03:24 AM, via Eyewitness News

The champions find themselves down in fourth with Klopp claiming just a return to the Champions League next season would be a success given his side’s struggles of late.

Education

Tony Blair son plans big expansion for training firm valued at $200m

Yesterday at 21:00 PM, via The Guardian

Venture capitalists provide $44m for Euan Blair start-up that helps people find apprenticeships

An education business started by Euan Blair has secured new funding from venture capitalists thought to value the business as high as $200m (£147m) and crystallising a fortune for the son of the former prime minister Tony Blair.

Multiverse is a start-up founded in 2016 that helps young people who...

Education

Botswana: Moeng College Rolls Out Multiple Pathways

Yesterday at 19:48 PM, via AllAfrica

[The Patriot] With a few weeks left before the commencement of Agriculture pathway at Moeng college, the Ministry of Basic Education Department of curriculum development & Evaluation held an Agriculture Syllabus pre-implementation workshop from the 11-15th in Palapye to familiarize stakeholders with the subjects syllabi and their guide, and to train the teachers to ensure common interpretation...

Lifestyle

Your daily Horoscope for 20 January 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

Plantwatch: weeds – appreciating the wild things on our streets

Today at 08:00 AM, via The Guardian

Lockdown may have given us more respect for the wild plants, and the work they do, in our urban areas

Weeds have a public image problem – unloved, trodden on, dug up and sprayed with herbicides. But during lockdown, the weeds in towns and cities have given a contact with nature, no matter how humble their roots. These are, after all, wild plants growing under our feet and they deserve...

Science/Tech

Eskom’s path to destruction

Today at 07:14 AM, via MyBroadband

Eskom used to be the most efficient power producer in the world, but is now struggling to keep the lights on. Here is how it was destroyed.

Science/Tech

Netflix shares jump as subscribers pass 200 million

Today at 07:14 AM, via MyBroadband

Netflix Inc. ended its biggest year in company history with a bang, adding more customers than expected and saying it no longer needs to borrow money to build its entertainment empire.

Nature

World facing ‘catastrophic’ temperature rises: UN

14 January at 20:28 PM, via News24

The world is on course for a “catastrophic” temperature rise this century, the United Nations said as it confirmed that 2020 rivalled 2016 as the hottest year on record.