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South Africa

Police officers killed in Mpumalanga, Gauteng

Today at 09:35 AM, via SAnews

Gauteng Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela, has sent condolences to the family of Warrant Officer Jan Christoffel Esterhuysen, who was killed on Saturday evening during a roadblock in Khutsong, in the West Rand.

South Africa

Presidential Employment Stimulus moves to second phase

Today at 09:25 AM, via SAnews

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the launch of the second phase of the Presidential Employment Stimulus (PES) represents great progress in government’s quest to create job opportunities for unemployed South Africans.

South Africa

Congratulations for new Miss SA

Today at 09:23 AM, via SAnews

Sport, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has congratulated the newly crowned Miss SA Lalela Mswane.

World

China’s economic growth weakens amid construction slowdown

Today at 07:25 AM, via NPR

The world’s second-largest economy grew by a weaker-than-expected 4.9% over a year ago in the three months ending in September, down from the previous quarter’s 7.9%, government data showed on Monday.

Africa

Tunisian lawmaker detained over suspected tax fraud, money laundering

Yesterday at 20:31 PM, via News24

A Tunisian court on Sunday ordered a lawmaker to be detained over suspected tax fraud and money laundering – the fourth parliamentarian to be taken into custody since President Kais Saied seized near total control of the country in July.

Africa

Cape Verde, eyeing economic recovery, votes for new president

Yesterday at 16:31 PM, via News24

The West African archipelago nation of Cape Verde, one of the continent’s most stable democracies, voted on Sunday for a new president who will be tasked with righting its tourism-driven economy after the Covid-19 pandemic sent growth cratering.

Business

Should we be worried about Facebook?

Today at 09:25 AM, via Moneyweb

Henry Biddlecombe from Anchor Global Technology Fund explains why he is still ‘very bullish’ on the company.’

Education

Can you solve it? Hamiltonian ingenuity on the grid

Today at 08:38 AM, via The Guardian

Mental chicanery

No, not that Hamilton. I meant William Rowan Hamilton, the nineteenth century Irish mathematician.

And not that sort of grid. I meant a square grid, like a chessboard or a Sudoku.

Continue reading…

Education

‘You have to go where the work is’: why young people are leaving Wales

Today at 07:00 AM, via The Guardian

Wales is asking its young people to stay and work. Many want to, but there are concerns about lack of opportunity

Students Kyle Davies and Timothy Bird were to be found working on a jet engine in the aerospace centre at the University of South Wales’ Treforest campus, just south of Pontypridd.

Both agreed they loved the area – the green hills, the sense of community, the culture and history....

Education

Wales launches drive to keep young people in their homeland

Today at 07:00 AM, via The Guardian

Economy minister tells of ‘significant challenge’ of retaining and attracting talent to support country’s economy

The Welsh government is launching a drive to persuade more young people to remain in their homeland amid growing concerns that the percentage of working-age citizens is dropping to worryingly low levels.

Ministers fear that unless the “brain drain” is stopped – and more...

Science/Tech

£1M Inaugural ‘Earthshot’ Prize Recognizes Creative Solutions to Climate Problems

Today at 09:34 AM, via Slashdot

“Five innovators on Sunday won 1 million pounds each at the inaugural awards ceremony for Prince Williams’s Earthshot Prize,” reports the Washington Post, calling the award “a kind of Oscars for green projects that the British royal hopes will highlight creative solutions to the world’s most pressing environmental challenges.”William founded the environmental prize — self-styled as the “most...

Science/Tech

Facebook claims big reduction in hate speech

Today at 09:23 AM, via MyBroadband

Facebook says whistleblower allegations claiming it is bad at dealing with hate speech on its social media platforms are not true.

Science/Tech

Steam bans blockchain games

Today at 09:14 AM, via MyBroadband

Valve has banned titles featuring blockchain technology such as cryptocurrency and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) from its popular digital PC game storefront Steam.

Health

Bill Clinton Is Released From Hospital

Yesterday at 18:33 PM, via New York Times

The former president had been admitted to a California hospital on Tuesday for treatment of an infection that developed into sepsis, officials said.