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South Africa

Art library in honour of Raymond Mhlaba officially opened in Eastern Cape

Today at 19:28 PM, via SABC News

A state-of-the-art library has been officially opened in Alice in the Eastern Cape in honour of liberation struggle stalwart Raymond Mhlaba. He was the first premier of the province between 1994 and 1997. The multimillion-rand library also caters for visually impaired individuals.

Politics

ANC’s top brass to meet with Zuma regarding Zondo Commission issue: Ramaphosa

Today at 18:40 PM, via SABC News

President Cyril Ramaphosa has told editors that the African National Congress’ top leadership will meet with former President Jacob Zuma any day soon to discuss among others his defiance of the Constitutional Court order that he appears before the State Capture Commission.

Politics

ANCWL to also visit Zuma

Today at 17:34 PM, via SABC News

The ANC Women’s League says it will visit former president Jacob Zuma at his Nkandla Homestead in KwaZulu-Natal, at a date to be announced soon.

Education

The Daily: Welcome to Odessa

Today at 20:14 PM, via New York Times

We spent six months documenting one Texas high school’s reopening. This is what it looked like.

Education

Philip Morsberger obituary

Today at 20:05 PM, via The Guardian

My friend the American painter Philip Morsberger, who has died aged 87 of complications arising from coronavirus, played a significant role in the recent history of the Ruskin school of art in Oxford, now part of the department of fine art at Oxford University.

Born in Baltimore, Philip was awarded a scholarship to Maryland Institute College of Art in 1946, at the age of 13, before attending...

Education

Imaginative lessons and teacher-awarded exam grades | Letters

Today at 19:13 PM, via The Guardian

Rob Watling thinks an education secretary with imagination could transform this summer for children, while Philip C Stenning calls for moderation. Plus letters from Dr Cary Bazalgette and Sarah James

If we had someone with imagination as secretary of state for education, we would be looking forward to a summer of active, creative and inspiring activities for our youngsters. They would harness...

Education

Man who dropped out of college due to high cost donates $20m, 60 years on

Today at 17:43 PM, via The Guardian

Calvin Tyler, who left Morgan State University, a historically Black college, in 1963, worked his way up to become a UPS board member

A man who dropped out of college because he couldn’t afford tuition costs and became a UPS driver has pledged $20m in scholarships to his former university nearly 60 years on.

Related: Democrats’ $15 minimum wage rise under threat after Senate parliamentarian...

Entertainment

‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’ lets Andra Day deliver its high notes

Today at 16:16 PM, via CNN

Almost 50 years after “Lady Sings the Blues,” “The United States vs. Billie Holiday” revisits the singer’s career, through the lens of the feds hounding her. The result is a disjointed, oddly structured movie, which derives its high notes from Andra Day’s showstopping performance in the title role.

Science/Tech

FBI Confirms Report of ‘Long, Cylindrical’ UFO ‘Moving Really Fast’ Over New Mex

Today at 21:02 PM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader shares a PopularMechanics report: An American Airlines flight crew encountered an unidentified flying object over New Mexico on February 21. American Airlines has confirmed the strange incident, during which a “long, cylindrical object that almost looked like a cruise missile” zipped over the Airbus A320, according to a pilot’s transmission obtained by The War Zone. American...

Science/Tech

The great unknown: do Covid vaccines stop you spreading the virus?

Today at 21:00 PM, via The Guardian

We know vaccination is very effective in preventing serious illness, but whether it stops coronavirus transmission is another story

As Australia joins the worldwide Covid-19 vaccine rollout, researchers keep emphasising that while we know the various vaccines in use are strong at preventing hospitalisation and severe disease, it’s less clear how well they stop the virus spreading to other...

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 […]