General News

Italy’s ‘Sardines’ pack Rome for anti far-right rally

Tens of thousands of members of Italy’s youth-driven “Sardine” movement have rallied in Rome, as part of their campaign to battle xenophobia and shake up the country’s politics. The “Sardines” have become a symbol of protest against far-right firebrand leader Matteo Salvini, who served as interior minister and deputy prime minister in Italy’s previous coalition…

Unisa’s independent contractors claimed they have not been paid for a year | Sunday Tribune

DURBAN: Social worker Jeevie Pillay, is taking Unisa to task over unpaid invoices dating back to 2015.  Pillay , who is married to former eThekwini Speaker Logie Naidoo, is an independent contractor with the university and has been providing services since 2009. She facilitates workshops, acts as a mentor to supervisors, and also marks online…

Abdelmadjid Tebboune: Who is Algeria’s new president?

Former Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune has been elected as Algeria’s new president after a contentious election denounced by the country’s protest movement. The 74-year-old came first in the five-men presidential race, garnering 58.15 percent of Thursday’s vote, according to official results. Turnout stood at just over 41 percent. More: Defiant Algerian protesters reject presidential vote…

NASA’s MAVEN Orbiter Maps Martian Upper Atmospheric Winds | Planetary Science, Space Exploration -News.com

Using NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft, a team of planetary researchers have measured the speed and direction of winds in the Martian upper atmosphere between about 150 and 200 km (93-124 miles) above the surface. The results are published in two papers in the journal Science and the Journal of Geophysical Research:…

‘The ideal of the university is under threat,’ Jonathan Jansen warns students at UCT graduation ceremony

20:54 13/12/2019 Canny Maphanga Former Vice Chancellor of the University of the Free State Professor Jonathan Jansen has warned graduating students that the “ideal of the university is under threat”. “I would be remiss on this grand occasion if I did not warn you that in South Africa today, that ideal of the university is under…

Investigators probe Jersey City attack as ‘domestic terrorism’

A deadly attack on a kosher market in New Jersey is being investigated as “domestic terrorism” fuelled by “fuelled both by anti-Semitism and anti-law enforcement beliefs”, the state’s top prosecutor said on Thursday.  Tuesday’s attack, which culminated in a four-hour standoff with authorities at the JC Kosher Supermarket in Jersey City, left three civilians and one police officer…

Subscribe To Our Newsletter