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World

Pope wears mask for first time at public service

Today at 18:57 PM, via News24

Pope Francis wore a mask for the first time at a public function when he and other religious leaders attended a prayer service for peace around the world.

Business

WATCH | Intel agrees to sell memory unit for $9bn

Today at 18:24 PM, via Fin24

Intel has agreed to sell its NAND memory chip business to SK Hynix Inc for $9 billion in an all-cash deal that would propel the South Korean chipmaker to second in the global rankings.

Sport

Roglic wins explosive Vuelta a Espana opening stage

Today at 18:31 PM, via News24

Defending champion Primoz Roglic won stage one of the Vuelta a Espana on Tuesday after outsprinting an elite group that had survived the steep final 5km climb to Alto de Arrate.

Education

Coronavirus: 400,000 children in England off school in one week

Today at 18:27 PM, via The Guardian

Lost learning could create ‘unfairness’ in 2021 exam grades, schools minister says

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More than 400,000 children in England were off school last week for coronavirus-related reasons, as the government admitted that “unevenness” in lost learning could affect 2021 exam results.

Weekly attendance statistics from the Department for Education...

Education

Ethiopia: Feasible Training for Real Change

Today at 17:38 PM, via AllAfrica

[Ethiopian Herald] A friend of my friend informed me once that when they were 10th graders he was fond of framing sculptures and designing materials in the way he wishes as he is going to a woodwork expert after schooling.

Education

Zimbabwe: Africa University Holds Virtual Graduation

Today at 16:41 PM, via AllAfrica

[The Herald] A total of 523 Africa University (AU) students from different African countries graduated virtually on Friday last week, as the world continues to adjust to the Covid-19 induced regulations.

Education

South Africa: Nsfas and Nehawu Sign Wage Agreement to End Strike

Today at 16:38 PM, via AllAfrica

[COSATU] A two-week-long strike by National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) members from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has come to an end, subsequent to both parties having reached and signed wage negotiation agreement on Monday, October 19, 2020.

Science/Tech

Impossible Foods Is Now Developing a Plant-Based Alternative To Cow’s Milk

Today at 18:52 PM, via Slashdot

From a report: There’s a myriad of reasons to replace cow’s milk with alternatives like nut milks, oat milk, or soy milk, but for those who enjoy the experience of consuming animal-sourced dairy products, the alternatives just aren’t the same. So Impossible Foods, makers of the Impossible Burger and other plant-based meat alternatives, are working on another food replacement that looks, tastes,...

Science/Tech

Intel Agrees To Sell Storage Unit To SK Hynix for $9 Billion

Today at 18:13 PM, via Slashdot

Intel has agreed to sell its Nand memory unit to South Korea’s SK Hynix for about $9 billion, a deal that allows the U.S. chipmaker to concentrate on its main business while shoring up the Asian company’s position in a booming market. From a report: The chipmaker will pay 10.3 trillion won for the Intel unit, which makes flash memory components for computers and other devices. The acquisition,...

Science/Tech

NASA and Nokia To Install 4G on Lunar Surface

Today at 17:27 PM, via Slashdot

With competition among Earth’s telecoms providers as fierce as ever, equipment maker Nokia has announced its expansion into a new market, winning a deal to install the first cellular network on the moon. From a report: The Finnish equipment manufacturer said it was selected by NASA to deploy an “ultra-compact, low-power, space-hardened” wireless 4G network on the lunar surface, as part of the...

Nature

Scott Ramsay’s Photo Tours – Robberg Nature Reserve

Today at 12:11 PM, via CapeNature

Words and photos by Scott Ramsay Take all the natural wonders of Robberg, and divide them by the number of square metres of this relatively tiny reserve…and you’ve got one of the most impressive reserves in the country. Few other small protected areas pack so much punch. Lying near the town of Plettenberg Bay (although […]

Nature

Essential Estuaries – Restoring an effective link between catchments and the ocean

Thursday at 15:44 PM, via CapeNature

The link between oceans and land, in most instances, is not well understood as people do not comprehend and understand the impact that their day to day life has on the ocean whether positive or negative. Freshwater, a critical life-giving resource, evaporates from the ocean surface and is largely responsible for much of the rain that reaches the land. […]