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South Africa

Officer Mabunda lauded for compiling solid investigation to convict Ndlovu

Today at 19:06 PM, via SABC News

Investigating officer, Sergeant Keshi Mabunda has been lauded by the judge for his outstanding work in compiling a solid investigation that secured the conviction in the Nomia Ndlovu murder case at the High Court sitting at the Palm Ridge Magistrates Court in Johannesburg.

Sport

England to play Covid-delayed India Test in 2022

Today at 21:32 PM, via News24

England will play the coronavirus-delayed final match of their 2021 Test series against India next year at Edgbaston, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced.

Education

English schools struggle to cope as Covid wreaks havoc

Today at 18:33 PM, via The Guardian

Despite government narrative of a return to normality, schools in areas with high Covid rates lack support

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Schools in England hit by high numbers of Covid-19 cases among staff and pupils have been forced to reinstate mask wearing, send whole year groups home to study online and in some cases close early for half-term as the pandemic...

Education

South Africa: Mental Health Awareness Month – Psychosocial Skills Injection for Teachers

Today at 15:59 PM, via AllAfrica

[UCT] The slogan on the young matriculant’s T-shirt stood out: “Online Class of 2020”. The message was clear; it had been a year like no other for her and fellow learners. But others were not as successful. Unable to cope with class rotation, digital literacy and the complex psychosocial challenges wrought by COVID-19, learners across the country carried their problems into classrooms, creating...

Lifestyle

US Supreme Court takes up challenge to Texas abortion ban

Today at 21:59 PM, via SABC News

The US Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear on November 1 a challenge to a Texas law that imposes a near-total ban on the procedure and lets private citizens enforce it – a case that could dramatically curtail abortion access in the United States if the justices endorse the measure’s unique design.

Science/Tech

Memes About COVID-19 Helped Us Cope With Life in a Pandemic, a New Study Finds

Today at 22:05 PM, via Slashdot

Does a meme a day keep the doctor away? Not quite, but it looks like it might help, according to one recent study. From a report: Researchers with Pennsylvania State University and the University of California Santa Barbara found that memes helped people cope with life during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published this week in the Psychology of Popular Media journal. Researchers...

Science/Tech

China Conducted Two Hypersonic Weapons Tests this Summer

Today at 21:25 PM, via Slashdot

The Chinese military conducted two hypersonic weapons tests over the summer, raising US concerns that Beijing is gaining ground in the race to develop a new generation of arms. Financial Times: On July 27 the Chinese military launched a rocket that used a “fractional orbital bombardment” system to propel a nuclear-capable “hypersonic glide vehicle” around the earth for the first time, according...

Science/Tech

ISPs Want More Money Because So Many People Are Streaming Squid Game

Today at 20:43 PM, via Slashdot

ISPs around the world claim the unprecedented bandwidth demands Netflix’s Squid Game is placing on their broadband networks means they should be getting more money. From a report: But experts say that’s not how telecom networks work, suggesting that already cash-flush telecom giants are just positioning themselves for an underserved hand out. The popular South Korean thriller, a not so...

Health

U.S. Warns of Efforts by China to Collect Genetic Data

Today at 16:56 PM, via New York Times

The National Counterintelligence and Security Center said American companies need to better secure critical technologies as Beijing seeks to dominate the so-called bioeconomy.