‘Why Treat Private Schools So Special?’ – Teacher unions have hit out at the government following its decision to allow private schools to remain open. [iol]
US Leaves Consulate In China As Deadline Passes – American diplomatic staff have left their consulate in the Chinese city of Chengdu, after a 72-hour deadline expired. [bbc]
Double Whammy Hastens Retirement Of Once Richest South African – Steinhoff scandal and coronavirus pandemic have nudged Christo Wiese towards retirement. [mw]
Is Harvard Worth $50,000 If It’s Only Online? – Harvard University announced earlier this month that the school plans to resume classes in the fall entirely online. [cnn]
Black Business Chief Blasts ‘Covidpreneurs’ As PPE Scandal Grows – Deals believed to be worth more than R2.2bn, involving emergency purchases of personal protective equipment (PPE), are at the centre of what one business leader described as a “heart-wrenching, unscrupulous and filthy” feeding frenzy. [stimes]
Nando’s Will Try Feeding Chickens With Algae And Insects In Eco Push – Nando’s, the UK-based restaurant chain, plans to test feeding chickens with algae and insects as part of efforts to dramatically reduce its carbon emissions over the next decade. [fr24]
The Amazon, Giver Of Life, Unleashes The Pandemic – The virus swept through the region like past plagues that have traveled the river with colonizers and corporations. [nyt]
Will Garmin Pay $10 Million Ransom To End Two-Day Outage? – Garmin is reportedly being asked to pay a $10 million ransom to free its systems from a cyberattack that has taken down many of its services for two days. [forbes]
Goldman Sachs Settles 1MDB Case With Malaysia For $3.9bn – US investment bank to make cash payment of $2.5bn as part of deal to end investigation. [ft]
New Witnesses Claims Madeleine McCann Is Alive And ‘Speaking German’ With A Family On The Algarve – 40 miles from where she vanished – after seeing ‘blond teenager with distinctive blemish in her right eye’ FOUR years ago at supermarket. [dm]
Formula 1: US, Mexican & Brazilian Races Will Not Go Ahead In 2020 – Formula 1 has called off the US, Mexican and Brazilian Grands Prix this year as a result of the coronavirus crisis in the Americas. [bbc]
12 Things We Learnt From New Book About Harry And Meghan – A new book, Finding Freedom, written by journalists Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, has detailed the early stages of their romance for the first time. [sky]
Two Of Jeffrey Epstein’s Homes Hit The Market For $110 Million – The late sex offender’s New York City townhouse and Florida mansion are now up for sale. [tandc]
‘We’re Living In Fear’: LGBT People In Italy Pin Hopes On New Law – Debate on long-awaited bill that would punish discrimination and hate crimes towards LGBT people opens on Monday. [guardian]
White House Lies About ‘Paw Patrol’ Being Canceled And Everything Is So Stupid – Another day, another ridiculous and puzzling statement made during an official White House briefing — this time about a bunch of cartoon dogs. [mash]
‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Release Date Pushed To Summer 2021 – The sequel to the hit 1986 film, “Top Gun” starring Tom Cruise was supposed to hit theaters in December. Paramount announced on Thursday that the film will now premiere July 2, 2021. [cnn]
Superb Winning Images From The iPhone Photography Awards 2020 – The results of the 13th Annual iPhone Photography Awards are in, and the winning shots really are beautiful. [here]
Westminster Abbey To Cut 20% Of Staff As Tourist Slump Deals ‘Shattering Blow’ To Finances – The renowned landmark expects huge financial losses for years to come. [inews]
Viewpoint From Sudan – Where Black People Are Called Slaves – In our series of Letters from African journalists, Zeinab Mohammed Salih writes about the horrific racial abuse black people experience in Sudan. [bbc]
Kanye West Apologises To Wife Kim Kardashian West Hours After Visit From Justin Bieber – The rapper thanks her “for always being there for me”, less than a week after claiming she tried to “lock him up”. [sky]
The Sly Psychology Behind Magicians’ Card Tricks – Is this your card? A recent study found that participants will select the suit or number they were primed to choose. [wired]
DON’T SAY WE DIDN’T TELL YOU…
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