UK Medical Students Demand Right To Use Sex Work To Fund Studies – Medical students in the United Kingdom are demanding to be protected from being fired if they engage in sex work to fund their studies. [nhub]
Johnson To Urge Biden To Keep US Troops At Kabul Airport After 31 August – PM’s request to be made at G7 summit as Taliban increases grip on access to flights. [guardian]
South Africa On High Alert After Threat Of More Protests – There are inflammatory messages on various social media platforms advocating for violence and a countrywide shutdown on 23 August, according to South Africa’s National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (Natjoints). [btech]
The Taliban Can’t Afford To Stop Producing Heroin – Unless The US Pays Them – “They will want a very good deal to end the production,” a former special forces soldier turned anti-narcotics consultant told VICE World News. “But let’s face it, they’re great negotiators.” [vice]
Prince Harry Pledges £1.2 Million From Sales Of Upcoming Memoir To His Charity – The Duke of Sussex made a surprise appearance at a polo tournament in Aspen yesterday to raise funds for his charity, Sentebale. [tatler]
Wine And Food Pairings Don’t Get Much Better Than This – Think ostrich tartare, slow-braised venison ravioli, and a pepper-crusted springbok loin, all paired to perfection with wines from one of our favourites. [here]
Covid-19 In South Africa – A total of 2 690 973 cases have been reported with 10 748 new cases in the past 24 hours. A reported 2 444 409 people have recovered and there are 79 421 reported deaths, 170 in the past day. This means there are an estimated 167 143 active Covid-19 cases. [n24]
Covid: New Zealand Pandemic Strategy In Doubt Amid Delta Spread – The arrival of the highly infectious Delta variant “does raise some big questions” about New Zealand’s pandemic response, a minister has said. [bbc]
‘You Are Not A Horse. You Are Not A Cow.’ FDA Warns People Not To Take Animal Drugs To Treat Covid-19 – Some are taking forms of ivermectin meant for animals to treat or prevent covid-19. Taking this drug can lead to nausea, vomiting, and neurologic side effects. [giz]
‘I Felt Betrayed’: OnlyFans Creators Scramble To Adapt To Imminent Ban – The announcement that OnlyFans will prohibit “sexually explicit” content starting October 1 has left many sex workers wondering what’s next. [vice]
Dolly Parton’s Perfume Sold Faster Than Any Fragrance HSN Has Ever Had – “I’ve always liked pretty things and pretty smells,” Parton says of her new fragrance, which is back in stock after selling out in less than a week. [rollsto]
Sweden Must Refund A Drug Dealer Because His Bitcoin Gained R20m While He Was In Prison – The Swedish government is being obligated to return roughly R20 million worth of bitcoin to a drug dealer after the value of the digital asset appreciated while he was in custody. [busins]
Solar Power On Australia Outstrips Coal-Fired Electricity For First Time – For a fleeting moment on the weekend more than half the nation’s electricity generation came from solar power, but experts say Australia is still a long way from peak renewable energy. [guardian]
How To Convert YouTube Videos To MP3 Files – Use a free online tool that that allows you to download the audio. [mash]
The State Of South Africa’s Rental Housing Market Right Now – The residential rental market’s recovery following the shock of the hard lockdown in the second quarter of 2020 appears to have flatlined, with the sector now characterised by diminishing demand, increased vacancies and lower rental escalations. [btech]
Phoebe Dynevor Cast As Lead In Last Year’s Most Critically-Acclaimed Millennial Novel – Can it get any bigger than Bridgerton? Maybe – as Dynevor is set to executive produce and star in Naoise Dolan’s award-winning debut ‘Exciting Times’ with Amazon at the helm. [tatler]
Uniswap Crypto Rush: Separating Fact From Fiction – My dream is to throw some money at a cryptocurrency before it blows up, make my millions, and live a life of leisure thereafter. Is that too much to ask for? [here]
‘Most Beautiful Girl In The World’ – Thylane Blondeau, 20, exhibits her phenomenal figure in a dusty blue bikini as she soaks up the rays in St Tropez. [dm]
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