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Dunne found guilty of bullying fellow jockey Frost

Today at 14:50 PM, via BBC News

Robbie Dunne is found in breach of four counts of conduct prejudicial to the reputation of horse racing, by “bullying and harassing” fellow jockey Bryony Frost.

South Africa

Society urged to fight corruption

Today at 14:08 PM, via SAnews

Public Service and Administration Minister Ayanda Dlodlo says the fight against corruption is one of the “most defining struggles” the country will face.

South Africa

Seeing past the pain

Today at 14:05 PM, via SAnews

Going to bars and parties are some of the things Estelle has avoided doing as a means of self-preservation.

World

Western diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics widens

Today at 14:05 PM, via News24

Britain, Canada and Australia on Wednesday joined the United States in a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympics in February, prompted by what the Western allies argue are widespread rights abuses by China.

Africa

Africa’s problem is vaccine access, not hesitancy

Today at 06:00 AM, via Mail & Guardian

Omicron has shown up the racism of the West and highlighted inequalities and failures in our own countries. We need to tackle these to get more people vaccinated

Business

The economy is alive and kicking

Today at 14:07 PM, via Moneyweb

Justification for a belief that the economy did not contract meaningfully during the 3rd quarter is provided by several key indicators.

Business

What the early Omicron data is showing in South Africa: WHO

Today at 13:42 PM, via BusinessTech

The Omicron variant is reaching more countries in Africa and weekly Covid-19 cases in the continent surged by 93%. However, there are signs of hope as preliminary data indicates that hospitalisations across South Africa remain low, says the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Education

Nigeria: Ondo State University of Medical Sciences Set for New Faculty of Pharmacy

Today at 14:37 PM, via AllAfrica

[This Day] The Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has flagged off the construction of the Olu Akinkugbe Faculty of Pharmacy (OAFoP), which will be housed within the Ondo State University of Medical Sciences, which was established in 2014 as the first university dedicated to the study and advancement of medicine in Nigeria.

Education

Columbia University threatens graduate workers with replacement if they continue strike

Today at 12:00 PM, via The Guardian

The students are striking over better and health care and third-party arbitration for harassment and discrimination complaints

Around 3,000 graduate workers at Columbia University in New York City, who have been on strike since 3 November, recently received an email from the university human resources department threatening the workers with replacement if they continue striking.

The strike is...

Science/Tech

Dyson Loses Fight For $198 Million Compensation Over EU Energy Labeling Rules

Today at 15:00 PM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Britain’s Dyson, which makes bagless vacuum cleaners, on Wednesday lost its fight for $198.4 million in compensation from the European Commission for alleged losses due to EU energy labelling rules. Dyson had challenged the rules introduced by the EU executive in 2014, saying the labelling requirements on vacuum cleaners discriminated against...

Science/Tech

Crypto payments coming to WhatsApp in pilot phase

Today at 14:28 PM, via TechCentral

Meta Platforms’ cryptocurrency wallet, Novi, will allow users to send and receive money through the social media giant’s messaging app, WhatsApp.

Science/Tech

Mantashe defends Shell seismic oil surveys

Today at 14:23 PM, via MyBroadband

Energy minister Gwede Mantashe has held a press conference to address the “unrelenting attacks on the oil and gas development in South Africa.”