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Covid-19: There are hopeful signs the virus has peaked, says SAMRC

A medical staffer at the Nasrec field hospital in Johannesburg. Photo by Gallo Images/Sharon Seretlo There are hopeful signs Covid-19 reached its peak at the end of July, says the South African Medical Research Council. Professor Debbie Bradshaw says the Western Cape stands out as having a much slower epidemic. Council president and CEO Glenda Grey says…

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Severe storms forecast after scorching temperatures

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire saw flooding overnight Warnings of severe thunderstorms are in place across much of the UK after some areas saw the longest stretch of high temperatures since the 1960s.An amber storm warning has been issued for most of Wales, the West Midlands and parts of the North…

A-level results to arrive in year with no exams

Image copyright Ben Birchall Image caption In a unique year with no exams, what surprises will there be in Thursday's results? A-level and vocational results are arriving for hundreds of thousands of students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.But unlike other years, these results have been estimated after exams were cancelled by the Covid-19 pandemic.The…

Trump called Kamala Harris ‘nasty’ – is it because she grills powerful men?

Harris has subjected Trump’s allies – and even Joe Biden – to rigorous cross-examination. We choose her best moments Kamala Harris. Nasty or ‘not nice’ seem to be words Trump reserves for women who hold men in power to account. Photograph: Eric Thayer/Reuters On Tuesday, Donald Trump referred to Kamala Harris as a “nasty woman”,…

Stonehaven train derailment: Driver and conductor among three dead

NewsTransportA train driver, conductor and passenger died today after a ScotRail train derailed near Stonehaven in AberdeenshireWednesday, 12th August 2020, 10:05 pmSix others were injured in the incident, which left carriages strewn over the track and a power car at one end of the train on fire.The crash is the first incident involving a fatality…

Biden has 71% chance of winning 2020 election against Trump, poll says

Joe Biden has a 71 per cent chance of beating Donald Trump in the race for the White House, according to a new poll by FiveThirtyEight. Wednesday’s data, the first issued by the pollsters since Kamala Harris was announced as Mr Biden’s running mate, gives Mr Trump just a 29 per cent chance of winning…

Coronavirus death toll in England revised down by more than 5,000

The coronavirus death toll in England is to be revised down by more than 5,000 following concerns that over one in 10 fatalities should not have been included in the official figure. The government announced a new UK-wide standard for how it records the official toll on Wednesday after it came to light that thousands…

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Trump Suggests US May Seek “Substantial” Damages From China Over COVID-19

"We haven't determined the final amount yet," Trump said. "It's very substantial."

US conducting ‘serious’ investigations into China’s response to outbreak

Coronavirus, US Deaths: There have been more than 55,000 coronavirus-related deaths in the United States and the pandemic has shut down huge...

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Jake Paul Claims FBI Raid Tied to AZ Looting Case, Chills with Dog and Ex-GF

Jake Paul I'm Not Worried About FBI Raid ... Chillin' with My Dog & My Ex 8/12/2020 3:20 PM PT Jake Paul says he knows exactly why the FBI raided his home and, for now at least, he doesn't seem too concerned -- but he is making some changes to his inner circle. The YouTube…
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Severe storms forecast after scorching temperatures

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire saw flooding overnight Warnings of severe thunderstorms are in place across much of the UK after some areas saw the longest stretch of high temperatures since the 1960s.An amber storm warning has been issued for most of Wales, the West Midlands and parts of the North…

A-level results to arrive in year with no exams

Image copyright Ben Birchall Image caption In a unique year with no exams, what surprises will there be in Thursday's results? A-level and vocational results are arriving for hundreds of thousands of students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.But unlike other years, these results have been estimated after exams were cancelled by the Covid-19 pandemic.The…

Trump called Kamala Harris ‘nasty’ – is it because she grills powerful men?

Harris has subjected Trump’s allies – and even Joe Biden – to rigorous cross-examination. We choose her best moments Kamala Harris. Nasty or ‘not nice’ seem to be words Trump reserves for women who hold men in power to account. Photograph: Eric Thayer/Reuters On Tuesday, Donald Trump referred to Kamala Harris as a “nasty woman”,…

Stonehaven train derailment: Driver and conductor among three dead

NewsTransportA train driver, conductor and passenger died today after a ScotRail train derailed near Stonehaven in AberdeenshireWednesday, 12th August 2020, 10:05 pmSix others were injured in the incident, which left carriages strewn over the track and a power car at one end of the train on fire.The crash is the first incident involving a fatality…

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Covid-19: There are hopeful signs the virus has peaked, says SAMRC

A medical staffer at the Nasrec field hospital in Johannesburg. Photo by Gallo Images/Sharon Seretlo There are hopeful signs Covid-19 reached its peak at the end of July, says the South African Medical Research Council. Professor Debbie Bradshaw says the Western Cape stands out as having a much slower epidemic. Council president and CEO Glenda Grey says…

Strong anti-corruption message is the main theme at John Nkadimeng’s memorial service

A memorial service was held for struggle hero John Nkadimeng on Wednesday ahead of his funeral on Friday.The event was also used to raise concerns around corruption.Some vowed to honour his legacy of humility, hard work and selflessness.The ANC and its alliance partners have decried corruption and vowed to fight against it in honour of…

It is in the interest of the public that the Public Protector is held to account

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. Judge Vincent Saldanha said it is in the interest of the public that Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is held to account.Dali Mpofu, for Mkhwebane, said this is not so if the process is unconstitutional.Saldanha took exception to Mpofu comparing public interest to a guillotine and the rules to the Sobukwe clause.After…

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Coronavirus outbreak hits Folsom State Prison

SIGN UP FOR BREAKING NEWS Get local stories sent straight to your inbox as news breaks. Privacy Notice Coronavirus outbreak hits Folsom State Prison Hide Transcript Show Transcript TY: I AM TY STEELE. DEIRDRE: I AM DEIRDRE FITZPATRICK. HERE ARE OUR TOP HEADLINES. TY: OFFICIALS IN RUSSIA SAYS PHASE THREE TRIALS OF THE NEW VACCINE…

Hawaii records 2 more deaths and 202 new coronavirus cases -Advertiser

Hawaii has recorded two more deaths and another 202 new coronavirus cases today, according to state officials and Lt. Gov. Josh Green. The two latest fatalities were Oahu men between 40-59 years old, at least one of whom had underlying health conditions, health officials said. The statewide death toll now stands at 38. The statewide…

Los Angeles County Coronavirus Update: Young Adults “Now Driving Infections In L.A. County” As New Cases Among Residents 18-29 Explode

Cases among young adults have increased steeply in the past 6 weeks and that age group is “now driving infections in L.A. County,” according to Los Angeles County Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer. Ferrer made the statement at her regular coronavirus press conference. Adults ages 18-29 now have the highest case rates per 100,000…

Wilkes County nursing home reports coronavirus outbreak involving 93 cases, 5 deaths -Salem

A nursing home in Wilkes County is dealing with an outbreak of at least 93 coronavirus cases.The Westwood Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Wilkesboro has 34 staff members and 59 residents who have tested positive for the virus, according to a report from the Wilkes County Health Department.On Wednesday, the health department said reported…

New Mexico man in his 20s dies of the PLAGUE, officials confirm

New Mexico man in his 20s becomes the first person to die of PLAGUE in the US this year - and the second in his state since 2015New Mexico officials confirmed Friday that a man in his 20s had died of septicemic plague, one of three forms of the infection once called 'Black Death' He was the…
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Aug 12 (Reuters) - A revamped coronavirus contact-tracing app for England will begin its public trials on Thursday, BBC News reported on Wednesday.The software will be modelled after Apple and Google's privacy-centric method of one smartphone detecting another, BBC https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-53753678 said. Engineers were still trying to resolve issues with the Bluetooth-based tech wrongly flagging people…
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Covid-19: There are hopeful signs the virus has peaked, says SAMRC

A medical staffer at the Nasrec field hospital in Johannesburg. Photo by Gallo Images/Sharon Seretlo There are hopeful signs Covid-19 reached its peak at the end of July, says the South African Medical Research Council. Professor Debbie Bradshaw says the Western Cape stands out as having a much slower epidemic. Council president and CEO Glenda Grey says…

Strong anti-corruption message is the main theme at John Nkadimeng’s memorial service

A memorial service was held for struggle hero John Nkadimeng on Wednesday ahead of his funeral on Friday.The event was also used to raise concerns around corruption.Some vowed to honour his legacy of humility, hard work and selflessness.The ANC and its alliance partners have decried corruption and vowed to fight against it in honour of…

It is in the interest of the public that the Public Protector is held to account

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. Judge Vincent Saldanha said it is in the interest of the public that Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is held to account.Dali Mpofu, for Mkhwebane, said this is not so if the process is unconstitutional.Saldanha took exception to Mpofu comparing public interest to a guillotine and the rules to the Sobukwe clause.After…

Police brutality under lockdown: Public has ‘no faith’ in cops

Police members. Roger Sedres/Gallo Images via Getty Images UKZN lecturer, Dr Bronwynne Anderson, believes that the policing system continues to fail the most vulnerable groups in society. Professor Sadhana Manik says the public has no faith in police officers.The police say they are striving to be professional and ethical.Policing systems are failing women and children, according…

Health & Fitness

Coronavirus outbreak hits Folsom State Prison

SIGN UP FOR BREAKING NEWS Get local stories sent straight to your inbox as news breaks. Privacy Notice Coronavirus outbreak hits Folsom State Prison Hide Transcript Show Transcript TY: I AM TY STEELE. DEIRDRE: I AM DEIRDRE FITZPATRICK. HERE ARE OUR TOP HEADLINES. TY: OFFICIALS IN RUSSIA SAYS PHASE THREE TRIALS OF THE NEW VACCINE…

Hawaii records 2 more deaths and 202 new coronavirus cases -Advertiser

Hawaii has recorded two more deaths and another 202 new coronavirus cases today, according to state officials and Lt. Gov. Josh Green. The two latest fatalities were Oahu men between 40-59 years old, at least one of whom had underlying health conditions, health officials said. The statewide death toll now stands at 38. The statewide…

Los Angeles County Coronavirus Update: Young Adults “Now Driving Infections In L.A. County” As New Cases Among Residents 18-29 Explode

Cases among young adults have increased steeply in the past 6 weeks and that age group is “now driving infections in L.A. County,” according to Los Angeles County Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer. Ferrer made the statement at her regular coronavirus press conference. Adults ages 18-29 now have the highest case rates per 100,000…

Wilkes County nursing home reports coronavirus outbreak involving 93 cases, 5 deaths -Salem

A nursing home in Wilkes County is dealing with an outbreak of at least 93 coronavirus cases.The Westwood Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Wilkesboro has 34 staff members and 59 residents who have tested positive for the virus, according to a report from the Wilkes County Health Department.On Wednesday, the health department said reported…

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Covid-19: There are hopeful signs the virus has peaked, says SAMRC

A medical staffer at the Nasrec field hospital in Johannesburg. Photo by Gallo Images/Sharon Seretlo There are hopeful signs Covid-19 reached its peak at the end of July, says the South African Medical Research Council. Professor Debbie Bradshaw says the Western Cape stands out as having a much slower epidemic. Council president and CEO Glenda Grey says…

Strong anti-corruption message is the main theme at John Nkadimeng’s memorial service

A memorial service was held for struggle hero John Nkadimeng on Wednesday ahead of his funeral on Friday.The event was also used to raise concerns around corruption.Some vowed to honour his legacy of humility, hard work and selflessness.The ANC and its alliance partners have decried corruption and vowed to fight against it in honour of…

It is in the interest of the public that the Public Protector is held to account

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. Judge Vincent Saldanha said it is in the interest of the public that Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is held to account.Dali Mpofu, for Mkhwebane, said this is not so if the process is unconstitutional.Saldanha took exception to Mpofu comparing public interest to a guillotine and the rules to the Sobukwe clause.After…
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Covid-19: There are hopeful signs the virus has peaked, says SAMRC

A medical staffer at the Nasrec field hospital in Johannesburg. Photo by Gallo Images/Sharon Seretlo There are hopeful signs Covid-19 reached its peak at the end of July, says the South African Medical Research Council. Professor Debbie Bradshaw says the Western Cape stands out as having a much slower epidemic. Council president and CEO Glenda Grey says…

Strong anti-corruption message is the main theme at John Nkadimeng’s memorial service

A memorial service was held for struggle hero John Nkadimeng on Wednesday ahead of his funeral on Friday.The event was also used to raise concerns around corruption.Some vowed to honour his legacy of humility, hard work and selflessness.The ANC and its alliance partners have decried corruption and vowed to fight against it in honour of…

It is in the interest of the public that the Public Protector is held to account

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. Judge Vincent Saldanha said it is in the interest of the public that Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is held to account.Dali Mpofu, for Mkhwebane, said this is not so if the process is unconstitutional.Saldanha took exception to Mpofu comparing public interest to a guillotine and the rules to the Sobukwe clause.After…

Police brutality under lockdown: Public has ‘no faith’ in cops

Police members. Roger Sedres/Gallo Images via Getty Images UKZN lecturer, Dr Bronwynne Anderson, believes that the policing system continues to fail the most vulnerable groups in society. Professor Sadhana Manik says the public has no faith in police officers.The police say they are striving to be professional and ethical.Policing systems are failing women and children, according…

JUST IN | Northern Cape Education MEC McCollen Ntsikelelo Jack dies

Northern Cape MEC McCollen Ntsikelelo Jack has died. Northern Cape Education MEC McCollen Ntsikelelo Jack, also known as Mac Jack, has died from Covid-19.  In a late-night briefing, Premier Zamani Saul announced the passing of his colleague and dear comrade with great sadness."He passed on early this evening at a hospital. He was admitted to hospital…

England’s revamped contact-tracing app to begin public trials on Thursday -BBC

Aug 12 (Reuters) - A revamped coronavirus contact-tracing app for England will begin its public trials on Thursday, BBC News reported on Wednesday.The software will be modelled after Apple and Google's privacy-centric method of one smartphone detecting another, BBC https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-53753678 said. Engineers were still trying to resolve issues with the Bluetooth-based tech wrongly flagging people…

Apple releases new software updates for iPhones, iPads, and Macs

Bug fixes — Today's updates are all about bug fixes. Samuel Axon - Aug 12, 2020 9:46 pm UTC Enlarge / The 27-inch iMac.Apple has released software updates for three of its operating systems: iOS for iPhones and iPods, iPadOS for iPads, and macOS for Macs. The updates are small and focus on bug fixes…

Check out some wonderful Playdate game demos, including a low-fi Doom

Playdate, the tiny yellow handheld game console from software developer and indie game publisher Panic, is still in the works without a firm release date. But Panic had quite a few new updates to share on Wednesday regarding its growing third-party developer program, including some really interesting-looking indie games being made to run on the…

Pixel 4a has an Exclusive “Eclipse” Wallpaper

The Pixel 4a doesn’t have many secrets anymore, even if it won’t arrive on most doorsteps until next week. Here’s one that I don’t believe has been shared yet, though.The Google Pixel 4a has a special live wallpaper under the “Come Alive” section of its Wallpapers app called “Eclipse.” I’ve asked everyone I know who…

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater is changing the name of an iconic trick

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 will be updating the name of the “mute grab” to honor the creator of the move, Chris Weddle. Tony Hawk took to Instagram to explain the reasons for the change, citing the inventor of the move. When the grab was originally named in 1981, it was debuted by…

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Covid-19: There are hopeful signs the virus has peaked, says SAMRC

A medical staffer at the Nasrec field hospital in Johannesburg. Photo by Gallo Images/Sharon Seretlo There are hopeful signs Covid-19 reached its peak at the end of July, says the South African Medical Research Council. Professor Debbie Bradshaw says the Western Cape stands out as having a much slower epidemic. Council president and CEO Glenda Grey says…

Strong anti-corruption message is the main theme at John Nkadimeng’s memorial service

A memorial service was held for struggle hero John Nkadimeng on Wednesday ahead of his funeral on Friday.The event was also used to raise concerns around corruption.Some vowed to honour his legacy of humility, hard work and selflessness.The ANC and its alliance partners have decried corruption and vowed to fight against it in honour of…

It is in the interest of the public that the Public Protector is held to account

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. Judge Vincent Saldanha said it is in the interest of the public that Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is held to account.Dali Mpofu, for Mkhwebane, said this is not so if the process is unconstitutional.Saldanha took exception to Mpofu comparing public interest to a guillotine and the rules to the Sobukwe clause.After…

Police brutality under lockdown: Public has ‘no faith’ in cops

Police members. Roger Sedres/Gallo Images via Getty Images UKZN lecturer, Dr Bronwynne Anderson, believes that the policing system continues to fail the most vulnerable groups in society. Professor Sadhana Manik says the public has no faith in police officers.The police say they are striving to be professional and ethical.Policing systems are failing women and children, according…