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THURSDAY, 23 SEPTEMBER 2021, 04:42

Sport

Man United crash out of League Cup, Spurs, Chelsea advance

Today at 01:35 AM, via News24

Manchester United crashed out of the League Cup as West Ham United avenged their painful loss to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side with a 1-0 win at Old Trafford, while Chelsea and Tottenham survived penalty shoot-outs to reach the fourth round on Wednesday.

Sport

Murray into first ATP quarter-final of 2021 in Metz

Yesterday at 23:24 PM, via News24

Former world number one Andy Murray reached his first ATP quarter-final of the season on Wednesday with a straight sets win over Canada’s Vasek Pospisil at the Moselle Open.

Education

Chris Whitty warns MPs it is ‘inevitable’ unvaccinated children will catch Covid

Yesterday at 20:37 PM, via The Guardian

Chief medical officer says transmission in England highest among 12- to 15-year-olds

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The rapid spread of Covid makes it “inevitable” that children will be infected and have their education disrupted, making a strong case for vaccinating those aged 12 and over, the government’s leading medical advisers told MPs.

Prof Chris Whitty, the...

Education

Vaccines for Young Kids?

Yesterday at 19:23 PM, via New York Times

Some parents are hesitant to vaccinate 5-11-year-olds.

Education

‘It’s scary’: record Covid absences cause concern in England’s schools

Yesterday at 18:48 PM, via The Guardian

Parents and teachers share their views as confirmed or suspected pupil infections exceed 100,000

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Last week more than 100,000 children were absent from school in England with confirmed or suspected Covid infections, the highest number during the pandemic, according to the Department for Education.

Five parents and teachers in England...

Lifestyle

Your daily Horoscope for 23 September 2021

Today at 01:00 AM, via The South African

Wondering what the day has in store for your star sign? Here’s a quick glance at horoscopes and more for today – completely free!

Entertainment

‘The Wonder Years’ shines in ABC’s reboot of the coming-of-age dramedy

Yesterday at 17:45 PM, via CNN

Early ’90s TV is hitting the refresh button this fall, in the case of “The Wonder Years,” delivering an impressive and ambitious ABC dramedy. Coming on the heels of Disney+’s “Doogie Howser, M.D.” reboot, the two shows join the earlier “One Day at a Time” in proving it’s possible to nostalgically recycle titles and still produce distinctive and captivating series.

Science/Tech

‘Jumping Gene’ May Have Erased Tails In Humans and Other Apes

Today at 04:02 AM, via Slashdot

sciencehabit shares a report from Science Magazine: Mammals from mice to monkeys have tails. But humans and our cousins the great apes lack them. Now, researchers may have unearthed a simple genetic change that led to our abbreviated back end: an itinerant piece of DNA — in a gene known as TBTX — that leapt into a new chromosomal home and changed how great apes make a key developmental protein....

Science/Tech

TikTokers Are Trading Stocks By Copying What Members of Congress Do

Today at 03:25 AM, via Slashdot

TikTok users are watching financial disclosures of sitting members of Congress to help them determine which stocks to invest in. NPR reports: Among a certain community of individual investors on TikTok, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s stock trading disclosures are a treasure trove. “Shouts out to Nancy Pelosi, the stock market’s biggest whale,” said user ‘ceowatchlist.’ Another said, “I’ve come to...

Science/Tech

FDA Authorizes Pfizer Booster Shots For Older and At-Risk Americans

Today at 02:48 AM, via Slashdot

After weeks of internal strife at the Food and Drug Administration, the agency on Wednesday authorized people over 65 who had received Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine to get a booster shot at least six months after their second injection. The New York Times reports: The F.D.A. also authorized booster shots for adult Pfizer-BioNTech recipients who are at high risk of becoming severely ill...