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Partick Thistle 0-1 Livingston (agg 1-3)

Today at 18:23 PM, via BBC News

Livingston complete an aggregate victory in the Premiership play-off final to secure promotion and relegate Partick Thistle.

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Teenager injured during protests in Parkwood

Today at 18:20 PM, via News24

A 15-year-old boy has been struck in the mouth by a projectile after officers reacted to being stoned and pelted with golf balls during violent protests over housing in Parkwood in Cape Town.

World

Maduro set for victory amid tepid turnout in condemned Venezuela vote

Today at 18:55 PM, via Reuters

CARACAS/BARQUISIMETO, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was seeking a six-year term on Sunday in an apparently poorly attended vote condemned by foes as the “coronation” of a dictator and likely to bring fresh foreign sanctions.

World

Palestinian President Abbas hospitalized: officials

Today at 18:34 PM, via Reuters

RAMALLAH (Reuters) – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been hospitalized in the West Bank, Palestinian officials said on Sunday, giving conflicting accounts on the leader’s condition.

Africa

DRC to begin vaccinating against Ebola on Monday

Today at 18:32 PM, via News24

Democratic Republic of Congo will begin administering an experimental Ebola vaccine on Monday in Mbandaka, the northwestern city of 1.2 million where the deadly disease has infected some residents, DRC health minister has announced.

Africa

Africa:Chimpanzees Eat Plants That Point to New Ways of Treating Diseases

Today at 18:20 PM, via allAfrica

[The Conversation Africa] As cancer and other non-infectious diseases continue to rise all over the world it’s become harder for scientists to find safe, effective treatments. In addition, bacteria are becoming more and more resistant to drugs and synthetic medicines have become harsher.

Business

Are classic cars a good investment?

Today at 17:41 PM, via Fin24

The market for classic cars has slowed down significantly, but does that mean they are not a good investment? Do your homework – and a little bit of luck never comes amiss, says an expert.

Business

African nations want to recover stolen assets

Today at 16:12 PM, via Fin24

The Commonwealth secretary says Africa is losing billions of dollars annually to corruption, urging the anti-graft tsars to “fight against this tsunami”.

Sport

O’Brien has mixed feelings about Test debut

Today at 18:00 PM, via News24

Kevin O’Brien says he is proud that he scored a century for Ireland in their first Test but was also disappointed that they did not put Pakistan under more pressure.

Education

If risk is such a good thing, why is it all heaped on to the young and struggling? | Sonia Sodha

Today at 07:00 AM, via The Guardian

To forge a creative life, a measure of security and stability can be a tremendous boon

The Tories have got a youth problem and they’re going to fix it with peri-peri chicken. Not how they’d put it, but you hardly need to be a marketing whiz to work out that their latest big idea to tempt in new members – a Nando’s discount card – isn’t aimed at octogenarians in the home counties.

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Education

Secret Teacher: I hated teaching – until I realised my school was the problem

Yesterday at 08:30 AM, via The Guardian

Stress almost drove me out of the profession. But a change in leadership has helped me fall back in love with education

Read more from the Secret Teacher

Not so long ago, I was ready to quit teaching. Now, I’ve got my sights on leadership. The difference is my headteacher.

Under my previous head, I got the point where I couldn’t go on. I was signed off work with anxiety and stress. At school,...

Entertainment

Back to work, Prince Harry and Meghan to delay honeymoon

Today at 14:51 PM, via Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will delay heading off for their honeymoon, instead attending a birthday party for his father Prince Charles just days after marrying in a ground-breaking ceremony that blended the modern with the traditional.

Science/Tech

Estonia To Become the World’s First Free Public Transport Nation

Today at 18:16 PM, via Slashdot

On July 1st, the country of Estonia will create the largest 24/7 free public transit zone in the world, making it feasibly possible to travel by bus from one end of the 1.3 million-strong Baltic nation to the other without paying a cent. CityLab reports: Estonia is already a world leader in free public transit: In 2013, all public transit in its capital, Tallinn, became free to local residents...

Science/Tech

Popular ‘Gboard’ Keyboard App Has Had a Broken Spell Checker For Months

Today at 17:15 PM, via Slashdot

The popular Gboard keyboard app for iOS and Android devices has a fundamental flaw. According Reddit user SurroundedByMachines, the red underline has stopped appearing for incorrectly spelled words since November of last year — and it doesn’t appear to be limited to any one device. Issues with the spell checker have been reported on multiple devices across Android and iOS. A simple Google...

Health

Congo to begin Ebola vaccinations on Monday

Today at 16:28 PM, via Reuters

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) – Health workers in Democratic Republic of Congo will begin a vaccination campaign on Monday aimed at containing an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, a spokeswoman for the health ministry said.

Health

Congo to begin Ebola vaccinations on Monday: health ministry

Today at 13:49 PM, via Reuters

ABIDJAN (Reuters) – Health workers in Democratic Republic of Congo will begin a vaccination campaign on Monday aimed at containing an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, a spokeswoman for the health ministry said on Sunday.

Nature

More mining applications posing a danger to Magaliesberg Biosphere Reserve

Wednesday at 15:31 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post More mining applications posing a danger to Magaliesberg Biosphere Reserve appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

More mining applications posing a danger to Magaliesberg Biosphere Reserve Mining is damaging the sustainability of the Magaliesberg Biosphere and undermining the commitment that SA Government departments made to UNESCO to protect this unique region and promote...

Nature

Crocodile River Reserve & Threats by Mining & Development Applications

Wednesday at 15:30 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post Crocodile River Reserve & Threats by Mining & Development Applications appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

Crocodile River Reserve & Threats by Mining & Development Applications The Crocodile River Reserve reached a momentous milestone in November 2017 – the Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (GDARD) gave the official approval to proceed with...

Nature

Mining threat to 3 billion years of evolution in SA

Wednesday at 15:24 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post Mining threat to 3 billion years of evolution in SA appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

Mining threat to 3 billion years of evolution in SA Source: NEWS / 12 MAY 2018, 10:30AM / SHEREE BEGA When conservationist Vincent Carruthers trekked through one of his favourite places on Earth with a colleague recently, he was stunned by the drone footage that emerged. It revealed...