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Unhappy sevens fans left stranded by unaccredited ticket seller

Today at 16:07 PM, via Times Live

A group of 12 people‚ nine of whom flew in from foreign destinations‚ have not received tickets for the HSBC Cape Town Sevens tournament that they bought in July and will thus not be able to attend the matches.

World

Nobel Peace Prize: Santos honours victims

Today at 16:25 PM, via BBC News

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has dedicated his Nobel Peace Prize to victims of the conflict, asking them to stand at a ceremony in the Norwegian capital, Oslo.

World

Five killed as cargo train explodes in Bulgaria

Today at 16:20 PM, via Reuters

SOFIA (Reuters) – At least five people were killed and 29 injured when a cargo train derailed and exploded in the northeastern Bulgarian village of Hitrino, demolishing about 50 houses and public buildings, officials said on Saturday.

Business

5 reasons why we become happier as we get older

Today at 15:00 PM, via BusinessTech

Happiness has become a modern obsession. Searching for it, holding on to it, and wishing it on our loved ones have all become motivating forces for how we live our lives.

Business

‘Eskom needs long term plan to improve’

Today at 09:44 AM, via iAfrica

Economists say changing Eskom negative shows how high the pressure lies on government and Treasury to keep the parastatal financially stable.

Politics

The Constitution deserves better leadership: Maimane

Today at 12:45 PM, via Times Live

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane on Saturday said the Constitution deserved better leadership‚ charging that during his tenure as head of state‚ President Jacob Zuma has “only worked in antithesis to the Constitution”.

Politics

Young communists call for their leader to head youth agency

Yesterday at 16:41 PM, via Times Live

The Young Communist League (YCL) has called for its chairperson‚ Yershen Pillay‚ to head the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA)‚ saying he is the only competent leader among the shortlisted candidates.

Education

We are getting animal research wrong – only education can fix it

Today at 09:00 AM, via The Guardian

A failure to teach good ethics and practices to researchers who use animals comes at a high price. Change is urgently needed

Poor design, conduct and reporting of animal research is a global issue – and the costs are significant. It’s estimated that $28bn (£22bn) a year is spent on pre-clinical research that cannot be replicated; this wastes funding, damages science, causes avoidable animal...

Education

Secret Teacher: I feel too old for this job, but I’m trapped

Today at 09:00 AM, via The Guardian

I was once an enthusiastic teacher, but after 15 years I feel exhausted and undervalued. Maybe this job is a young person’s game

I’m about to turn 40. I can’t say I’m happy about it (although it has, at least, given me an excuse to drink). This birthday is making me re-evaluate my life and my work and I realise that I’ve never felt more trapped by the job.

Unfortunately, 40 is teaching limbo;...

Science/Tech

US Think Tank Wants To Regulate The Design of IoT Devices For Security Purposes

Today at 16:00 PM, via Slashdot

New submitter mikehusky quotes a report from The Register: Washington D.C. think tank the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology is calling for regulation on “negligence” in the design of internet-of-things (IoT) devices. If the world wants a bonk-detecting Wi-Fi mattress, it must be a malware-free bonk-detecting Wi-Fi mattress. The report adds: “Researchers James Scott and Drew...

Science/Tech

Your Facebook bubble is your own fault

Today at 15:30 PM, via MyBroadband

Following the shock results of Brexit and the Trump victory, a lot of attention has focused on the role that Facebook might have played in creating online political ghettos in which false news can easily spread.

Health

STI apps may have inaccurate, harmful information

Today at 00:11 AM, via Reuters

(Reuters Health) – Of nearly 90 mobile phone apps focusing on sexually transmitted infections (STIs), about a third had inaccurate and incomplete information in a recent study.

Health

New diabetes guidelines imminent, Jardiance sales may surge

Yesterday at 22:42 PM, via Reuters

(Reuters) – Two leading U.S. medical societies are poised in the coming weeks to issue new diabetes treatment guidelines reflecting the lifesaving cardiovascular effects of Eli Lilly’s Jardiance in a move expected to drive up the drug’s sales.

Nature

Truck driver to contractor: An EPWP success story

Yesterday at 13:22 PM, via CapeNature

Meet John Mngxunyeni, a contractor at Outeniqua Nature Reserve in the Garden Route.  From working is a truck driver, struggling to put food on the table, and missing his family, to contractor at Outeniqua Nature Reserve who can now afford to send his children to university, John Mngxunyeni has come a long way thanks to […]

Nature

Stellenbosch river partnership celebrates two-year milestone

Wednesday at 02:00 AM, via WWF

The Stellenbosch River Collaborative (SRC) recently celebrated two years of a successful partnership to improve the water quality of the rivers that run through this beautiful Winelands town.The collaborative is an example of local collective action in the face of a global water crisis and has initiated several projects to help the town deal with drought and climate change. Members of the...

Nature

Tis the season to celebrate success

Tuesday at 02:00 AM, via WWF

As a non-profit working for the betterment of people and the environment, WWF's success depends on you.In light of this, we'd like to show you just what your support has allowed us to do this year. Protected landThe Free State welcomed its first protected environment – the newly declared Sneeuwberg Protected Environment that covers 17 500ha of pristine and important land.The area includes...