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Romford’s result

Today at 02:20 AM, via BBC News

In the London borough of Havering, 70% of voters chose to leave the European Union

South Africa

Mixed reactions to new Stellenbosch language policy

Yesterday at 19:35 PM, via SABC News

The university council approved a proposed new language policy which explicitly makes provision for students who prefer Afrikaans while also improving access to English.

World

Struggling to cope

Today at 03:04 AM, via BBC News

Cuts to social spending in Greece are seeing children in care stranded in hospital and charities trying to fill the void left by the state, reports Morgan Meaker.

World

‘Not a joke’

Today at 03:01 AM, via BBC News

Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra tells the BBC how she hopes to change perceptions of Indian actors.

World

People v power

Today at 02:56 AM, via BBC News

Thousands are taking to the streets of Wukan after the village’s democratically elected leader was taken away by police and shown to be confessing to allegations of bribery.

Business

SSDs to Gradually Replace HDDs, and Intel Corporation Is the Key Beneficiary: Mirae Asset

Yesterday at 22:30 PM, via Bidness Etc

With regard to solid state drives (SSD), the semiconductor industry has recently seen a sharp rise in the market’s interest, as these have lately started to replace hard disk drives (HDD) in the server storage market. An SSD is a NAND-based flash memory storage device for regular PCs and servers. Compared with HDDs, SSDs have faster write speeds, but lower durability and reliability, and...

Business

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) Stock to Shine on Apple Upside, B2B Growth: Credit Suisse

Yesterday at 22:28 PM, via Bidness Etc

Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) is poised to perform well in the second half of fiscal 2016 (2HFY16) on account of better-than-expected content gains in iPhone 7, stability in the Passive Safety market, along with growth in Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS), A2B, and industrial. While it is believed that Apple’s volatility is holding back ADI stock, Credit Suisse suggests that it is...

Sport

Rio 2016: Cavendish ‘proud’ of Olympic selection

Yesterday at 23:41 PM, via BBC News

Britain’s Mark Cavendish is ” proud” and “excited” to be selected for the track team at the 2016 Rio Olympics where the Dimension Data rider will compete in the omnium and as reserve for the team pursuit.

Education

Pet City: School’s Out for the Animals, Too

Yesterday at 18:23 PM, via New York Times

Pets (and the animals that eat them) are considered a valuable educational component by many New York educators, but with summer vacation, their care and feeding can pose a challenge.

Education

Kenya: TSC Backtracks On Vetting Plan

Yesterday at 15:53 PM, via All Africa

[Nation] The Teachers Service Commission has backed down on a plan to vet teachers’ salaries, assets and other wealth, saying it was misunderstood.

Entertainment

HBO says Brexit won’t hurt ‘Game of Thrones’ production

Today at 01:18 AM, via Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Game of Thrones,” the hit HBO cable TV series that is partly filmed in Northern Ireland, will not suffer due to Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, the cable network said on Friday, aiming to quash speculation that the lavishly produced show would lose EU funding.

Entertainment

Former wrestler Hulk Hogan to serve on Gawker creditor committee

Today at 00:13 AM, via Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, whose lawsuit against Gawker Media LLC precipitated its bankruptcy, will serve on the committee of unsecured creditors, according to a court filing.

Science/Tech

Scientists Force Computer To Binge On TV Shows and Predict What Humans Will Do

Today at 02:45 AM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from GeekWire: Researchers have taught a computer to do a better-than-expected job of predicting what characters on TV shows will do, just by forcing the machine to study 600 hours’ worth of YouTube videos. The researchers developed predictive-vision software that uses machine learning to anticipate what actions should follow a given set of video frames. They...

Science/Tech

NASCAR Team Pays Ransomware Fee To Recover Files Worth $2 Million

Today at 02:05 AM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader writes: “NASCAR team Circle Sport-Leavine Family Racing (CSLFR) revealed today it faced a ransomware infection this past April when it almost lost access to crucial files worth nearly $2 million, containing car parts lists and custom high-profile simulations that would have taken 1,500 man-hours to replicate,” reports Softpedia. “The infection took place on the computer...

Health

Illinois deputies learn how to deal with mentally ill

Yesterday at 22:56 PM, via Reuters

RIVER GROVE, Ill. (Reuters) – As law enforcement officers across the United States feel the heat about excessive use of force, dealing with the mentally ill was the training focus for Cook County sheriff’s deputies this week.

Nature

Paris takes Global Earth Hour Capital 2016 title

Wednesday at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Gland, Switzerland – Paris is this year's Global Earth Hour Capital. WWF's Earth Hour City Challenge recognizes the “City of Light” as a role model for climate action and awards Paris for its ambitious vision and successful engagement with business, civil society and other cities on its journey toward sustainability. Paris hosted last year's historic global climate summit and has shown strong...

Nature

Getting to the business of the environment: A WWF intern's narrative

Tuesday at 02:00 AM, via WWF

For one so young, Kathryn Anne Stausebach has a solid vision for her future, something she's been able to cement during her time as an intern with Nedbank.She joined the Panda Family after studying Environmental Science at the University of the Witwatersrand.We caught up with Kathryn to find out just how she maintains this pragmatism:1.What inspired you to pursue a career or to study in this...

Nature

Be the solution: A WWF intern's aspirations

Tuesday at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Karabo Chadzingwa joined Isidima Design and Development as part of the WWF Internship Programme after her studies in Environmental Science at Rhodes University. She's grown in leaps and bounds.So what has she learned during her time at Isidima? We asked her:1.What inspired you to pursue a career or to study in this sector?I've always had a keen interest in development issues, especially those...