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Prisons pilot to target re-offending

Yesterday at 18:02 PM, via BBC News

Six “reform prisons” are to be created in England and Wales as part of a government pilot scheme to tackle high levels of violence and re-offending.

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Pilot in prisons seeks to cut violence

Yesterday at 18:02 PM, via BBC News

Six “reform prisons” are to be created in England and Wales as part of a government pilot scheme to tackle high levels of violence and re-offending.

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The paranoid world of birth fads

Yesterday at 18:00 PM, via The Star

The common theme is fear: women are turning to these new fads for comfort and reassurance.

World

Canada to end bombing missions in Iraq and Syria

Yesterday at 18:12 PM, via Reuters

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday Canada would pull out six jets that have been bombing targets in Iraq and Syria, ending Canada’s controversial combat role in the effort against Islamic State.

World

French Calais protest general bailed

Yesterday at 18:11 PM, via BBC News

A former commander of the French Foreign Legion, accused of helping to organise a banned anti-Islam rally in Calais, is bailed by police.

Africa

Italy demands justice for student death

Yesterday at 17:26 PM, via BBC News

Italy’s foreign minister says he will not settle for “alleged truths” from Egypt over the death of an Italian student in Cairo.

Business

Apple iPhone 7 To Drive Strong Upgrade Cycle: Merrill Lynch

Yesterday at 18:20 PM, via Bidness Etc

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock slipped more than 1% in the pre-market trading today, nearing its 52-week low price of $92. The decline today came, amid a broader sell-off in the market; major US tech equities including stocks of peer blue chip companies, such as Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc, Netflix Inc, and Amazon.com Inc took a hit, in a reaction to oil prices heading south.

Education

Nigeria: Maritime Varsity – Greater Than Amaechi’s Prejudice

Yesterday at 17:17 PM, via All Africa

[Guardian] IT is very instructive and gratifying to mention that the country’s premier maritime university, the Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko, being facilitated by the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) is in Gbaramatu Kingdom on the Escravos River, Delta State. This is an area noted for its shipping, oil and gas and inland water-borne transportation since the...

Education

Tanzania: Snag in ‘Free Education’ Could Have Been Avoided

Yesterday at 17:14 PM, via All Africa

[Arusha Times] The government policy announced in December last year to provide free and quality education to children enrolled in primary and ordinary level secondary schools has been received by parents with great enthusiasm throughout the country. When primary schools opened doors mid January this year, teachers especially in schools located in densely populated areas, were struck with awe...

Health

U.N. panel says WHO must reform now or endanger thousands of lives

Yesterday at 17:45 PM, via Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) – The World Health Organization’s emergency response capabilities are “lacking” and will put thousands of lives at risk if they are not reformed now, a high-level United Nations panel convened in the wake of the Ebola crisis said.

Entertainment

Depp pursued Amber while with Vanessa

Yesterday at 17:30 PM, via IOL

Johnny Depp says he couldn’t get Amber Heard out of his head after working with her on ‘The Rum Diary’.

Science/Tech

‘Bionic spine’ could enable paralysed patients to walk using subconscious thought

Yesterday at 18:00 PM, via The Guardian

Australian developers say mind-controlled device, which will be tested in humans next year, is the ‘holy grail’ for bionics researchers

Australian scientists hope that a tiny device just 3cm long and a few millimetres wide will enable paralysed patients to walk again by allowing them to control bionic limbs with the power of subconscious thought.

The new device, dubbed the “bionic spine”,...

Science/Tech

A sigh’s not just a sigh – it’s a fundamental life-sustaining reflex

Yesterday at 18:00 PM, via The Guardian

Research reveals that sighing is more that a sign of depression or despair: it’s a reflex that happens a several times an hour and helps preserve lung function

Californian scientists have identified the source of the sigh. It is not just a response to sadness, depression or despair: it is, also, they report, a life-sustaining reflex that helps preserve lung function.

And a control system in...

Nature

CapeNature earns first ever Eco certification in Southern Africa

Yesterday at 13:21 PM, via CapeNature

CapeNature’s Kogelberg, Robberg and Goukamma Nature Reserves have become the first tourism products in South Africa and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to have been awarded the prestigious ECO Certification by Ecotourism Australia. Ecotourism Australia is represented in southern Africa through an exclusive agreement with Eco-tourism Africa, a COMET Corporation initiative....

Nature

We want to hear from you!

Thursday at 08:00 AM, via CapeNature

CapeNature wants to hear from you – we’re doing research into what new products our clients would love to see in our nature reserves. We’re particularly interested in tourism services and adventure activities that would enhance your experience of our protected areas whether it be guided walks, mountain bike trails or informative birdwatching. You can […]

Nature

Meet Mzokhona Mabaso: Conservation Manager at Knersvlakte Nature Reserve

03 February at 08:00 AM, via CapeNature

Ever wanted to know what a Conservation Manager does? Watch the video below to find out… Mzokhona Mabaso is a conservation manager at CapeNature’s Knersvlakte Nature Reserve. Mabaso began his career with CapeNature as a field ranger, and over a number of years gained the experience and qualifications that allowed him to move up the ranks […]