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Africa

Burundi opposition MP accused of plot to kill president

Today at 20:00 PM, via News24

Burundi’s public security ministry has accused a prominent opposition MP of planning the assassination of President Pierre Nkurunziza and other top officials, in an address on state television.

Business

Germany orders recall of 73 000 Opel diesels

Today at 21:00 PM, via Fin24

Germany’s KBA transport authority said Friday it had ordered carmaker Opel to recall 73 000 diesel vehicles worldwide that were configured to fool regulatory emissions tests.

Education

Children’s authors welcome Ofsted’s move to lighten stress on testing

Today at 15:38 PM, via The Guardian

Writers including Frank Cottrell Boyce and Piers Torday cheer announcement that the schools inspectorate will now reward a broader style of education

Children’s writers including Frank Cottrell Boyce and Piers Torday have hailed Ofsted’s plans to judge schools on the broad range of their education as “great news”.

“Anything that moves away from making humans fit the demands of algorithms...

Entertainment

Rihanna turns down Super Bowl show, backs Kaepernick

Today at 20:37 PM, via Reuters

Pop superstar Rihanna declined an offer to perform at a Super Bowl halftime show because she supported former National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick and his protest against racial injustice, according to media reports.

Entertainment

Julia Louis-Dreyfus battled cancer with humour

Today at 20:30 PM, via IOL

Julia Louis-Dreyfus wanted to fight breast cancer “with a sense of humour” and wouldn’t have made her battle public if it hadn’t affected her work.

Science/Tech

DHS Seized Aftermarket Apple Laptop Batteries From Independent Repair Expert

Today at 21:30 PM, via Slashdot

Louis Rossmann says US Customs and Border Patrol seized $1,000 worth of laptop batteries, claiming they were counterfeit. From a report: Earlier this year, Louis Rossmann, the highest-profile iPhone and Mac repair professional in the United States, told Motherboard that determining “the difference between counterfeiting and refurbishing is going to be the next big battle” between the...

Nature

Hermanus Whale Festival 2018

04 October at 15:13 PM, via CapeNature

Whale watchers descended on Hermanus this past weekend from all parts of the country for the town’s whale festival which was on from 28 -30 September 2018 and they certainly weren’t disappointed as large numbers of southern right whales played up to the crowd, frolicking in the tranquil waters of Walker Bay. From June until […]

Nature

Don’t Be Trashy!

27 September at 15:33 PM, via CapeNature

Nature offers so much and it is the responsibility of us all to conserve the unique natural heritage resources of the Western Cape for the benefit of future generations. Nature works like a natural factory to provide us with clean, fresh water and other natural ecosystem services.  Water travels all the way from our majestic […]

Nature

Access Week 2018 is in Full Swing!

18 September at 21:05 PM, via CapeNature

September is Heritage Month in South Africa and, to celebrate, CapeNature is once again providing free access to all of our reserves to day visitors from 17-24 September. We asked you to share your pics on social media as you venture into the great outdoors with friends and family and the response has been great. […]