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World

Italian anti-vaxxer tries to get Covid-19 jab in fake arm

Today at 21:43 PM, via News24

An Italian man turned up at a vaccination centre wearing a fake silicone arm, hoping to fool a nurse into giving him a jab in order to obtain a Covid-19 health certificate, local authorities said on Friday.

Africa

Focac deepens China-Africa relations

Today at 20:39 PM, via The Citizen

While lauding China-Africa relations, Monyae said it was ‘unfortunate that many western countries view China’s cooperation with Africa through a geopolitical lens’.

Business

Senwes bult sy winste

Today at 19:39 PM, via Moneyweb

Francois Strydom – uitvoerende hoof, SENWES.

Politics

Fort Calata Foundation says NPA missed deadline in Cradock Four murder prosecution decision

Today at 16:22 PM, via SABC News

The Fort Calata Foundation says it’s is deeply disappointed by National Director of Public Prosecutions, advocate Shamila Batohi, who they say missed the deadline set by her own office to provide the families of Fort Calata, Matthew Goniwe, Sparro Mkonto and Sicelo Mhauli with a prosecutorial decision in relation to their murder

Education

Parents and teachers: what impact has the pandemic had on five-year-olds?

Today at 18:22 PM, via The Guardian

We would like to hear from parents and teachers about how this age group is coping

We would like to hear about the impact the pandemic has had on five year olds, particularly on their mental health and wellbeing.

If you are a parent and/or teacher, we want to know how this age group is coping. What are you seeing in the classroom, and how are your children when they are at home, going to or...

Education

England’s nativity plays Covid guidance ‘unhelpful’, say school leaders

Today at 16:39 PM, via The Guardian

Headteachers are exasperated about messaging that in-person shows go ahead despite Omicron variant

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Schools leaders are exasperated with “unhelpful” recommendations from government that in-person nativity plays and concerts go ahead as more are forced to cancel due to rising coronavirus cases.

In the week following the detection of the...

Education

Kenya: Parents Pay Heavily for Unrest in Schools

Today at 15:00 PM, via AllAfrica

[Nation] Schools have imposed hefty fines for destruction of property – up to Sh13,000 for every student – in addition to clearing fee balances.

Lifestyle

K-pop sensation BTS hopes to ‘see you in Seoul’ in March

Today at 21:18 PM, via SABC News

K-pop sensation BTS hopes to hold an in-person concert in Seoul for the first since the pandemic, Yonhap news agency reported on Friday, after the group posted a tweet promising to “see you in Seoul, MARCH 2022”.

Science/Tech

FBI Says the Cuba Ransomware Gang Made $43.9 Million from Ransom Payments

Today at 21:25 PM, via Slashdot

The US Federal Bureau of Investigations said today that the operators of the Cuba ransomware have earned at least $43.9 million from ransom payments following attacks carried out this year. From a report: In a flash alert sent out on Friday, the Bureau said the Cuba gang has “compromised at least 49 entities in five critical infrastructure sectors, including but not limited to the financial,...

Science/Tech

PlayStation Plans New Service To Take On Xbox Game Pass

Today at 21:05 PM, via Slashdot

Sony Group’s PlayStation division is planning a new subscription service to compete with rival Microsoft’s popular Xbox Game Pass, according to people familiar with Sony’s plans and documents reviewed. Blooomberg: The service, code-named Spartacus, will allow PlayStation owners to pay a monthly fee for access to a catalog of modern and classic games, said the people, who asked not to be...

Science/Tech

Australia and Omicron: how and when will the Covid pandemic actually end?

Today at 21:00 PM, via The Guardian

We were looking forward to a summer of relative normality, then along came a new coronavirus variant

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It was meant to be Australia’s summer of hope.

With vaccination rates against Covid-19 high, international travel restarting, and most...

Health

Omicron and Travel: So, Now Do I Need Trip Insurance?

Today at 20:35 PM, via New York Times

In light of the new variant, is extra protection warranted for things like flight and lodging cancellations and quarantine hotels? It depends. Here’s what you need to know.

Health

Are My Stomach Problems Really All in My Head?

Today at 18:41 PM, via New York Times

Scientists often debate whether irritable bowel syndrome is a mental or physical issue. That’s not much help for those who suffer from it.