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Major airlines say the 5G doomsday scenario is over

Today at 05:49 AM, via CNN

Airline executives breathed a sigh of relief to their investors Thursday, saying they believe the threat to their operations from the rollout of 5G technology is now behind them.


‘Second-class citizens’? Namibia rules against gay couples

Yesterday at 22:27 PM, via News24

Namibia’s High Court ruled against two gay couples fighting for recognition of their marriages, with the judge saying she agreed with them but was bound by the nation’s prohibition of same-sex relations.


Liberian stampede kills 29 people

Yesterday at 21:25 PM, via News24

At least 29 people, including 11 children and a pregnant woman, were killed when robbers triggered a stampede at a religious rally in Liberia’s capital, officials said.


Netflix plunges after forecast for new customers disappoints

Today at 08:24 AM, via Moneyweb

Shares of Netflix fell as much as 20% to $404.50 in after-hours trading, erasing about $45 billion in market value as investors braced for the prospect that the streaming giant is entering a new phase of slower growth.


Parliament fire report update, security issues under the spotlight

Today at 06:25 AM, via SABC News

The City of Cape Town’s Chief Fire Officer Ian Schnetler and Police Commissioner Khehla Sitole are expected to appear virtually before the Joint Standing Committee on the Financial Management of Parliament on Friday regarding the National Assembly fire.


Tanzania: Foundation Supports Schools in Three Mwanza Districts

Today at 08:59 AM, via AllAfrica

[Daily News] THE Desk and Chair Foundation has donated 10,998 exercise books worth 10m/- that will benefit more than 700 students from poor families in its bid to support government efforts to improve students’ performance.


Masks to stay in many secondary schools despite England rule change

Yesterday at 20:26 PM, via The Guardian

Headteachers across England say they plan to encourage pupils to keep wearing masks during Omicron spread

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Secondary schools across England say they will encourage students to wear masks indoors while the Omicron variant continues to spread rapidly, despite the government’s announcement curtailing the wearing of masks in classrooms...


Some States Take Desperate Measures to Keep Schools Open

Yesterday at 20:09 PM, via New York Times

State workers are filling in as teachers some hard-hit districts, while elsewhere states are loosening rules to speed the hiring of substitutes or draw retirees back into the classroom.


Still hot and slaying with summer bodies after 40

Today at 06:56 AM, via SowetanLIVE

Staying fit, young and sexy at 40 or above is a challenge. It gets even harder once you hit the stage when your metabolism starts to slow down.


NASA’s Swift Observatory May Have Suffered An Attitude Control Failure

Today at 09:00 AM, via Slashdot

After 17 years of relatively smooth sailing, NASA’s Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory has entered safe mode after detecting a “possible failure” in one of the six reaction wheels used to change attitude. Engadget reports: While it’s not clear exactly what (if anything) went wrong, NASA has halted direction-based scientific observations until it can either give the all-clear or continue operations...


2021: The year that made crypto a household name

Today at 08:44 AM, via MyBroadband

With the first public companies and legendary investors publicly stating their support for Bitcoin, 2021 will go down as the year of mass adoption and the beginning of institutional interest in crypto.


Parag Agrawal Shakes Up Twitter’s Security Team

Today at 08:33 AM, via New York Times

Parag Agrawal, Twitter’s new chief executive, terminated the company’s head of security this week. Twitter’s chief information security officer is also leaving.