Day: 4 August 2020

South Africa: Rethinking the University Experience – Can Undergraduate International Exchange Programmes Go Virtual?

International exchange programmes are expensive and often only benefit 2% of the student population. With the global pandemic, educators and institutions have had to come up with creative ways to take the learning experience online. Now, they attempt to push the boundaries of digital education with virtual exchange programmes in the hopes of becoming more …

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Liberia: IRCL, Catholic Diocese of Cape Palmas Condemn Grand Gedeh Violence

– The Inter-religious Council of Liberia (IRCL) has called on the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) and the Collaborating Political Parties to work on modalities to cool down the rising political tension ahead of the December 8 Special Mid-Term Senatorial Election. In its recent statement condemning the Zwedru attack against the Alternative National Congress …

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Beyond Meat beats quarterly sales estimates as retail sales surge By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Products from Beyond Meat Inc, the vegan burger maker, are shown for sale at a market in Encinitas, California By Richa Naidu and Nivedita Balu (Reuters) – Beyond Meat Inc (O:) on Tuesday reported quarterly sales that topped analyst estimates as consumers bought more plant-based meat from supermarkets during coronavirus lockdowns, …

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British Airways unveils host of new destinations | News

Throughout August, British Airways is resuming flying to more destinations, albeit with continued low frequencies while the impact of Covid-19 remains across the globe. In Europe flights will resume to the holiday destinations of Bari, Bastia, Bodrum, Bordeaux, Catania, Figari, Frankfurt, Genoa, Kefalonia, Lyon, Luxembourg, Malta, Paphos and Pula. Further afield, Antigua, Islamabad and Nairobi …

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Why multi-factor authentication should be set up for all your services and devices

More than ever, now is the time to make absolutely sure that your services and devices are using the best protection available to keep data secured and away from unauthorized hands. Image: PrettyVectors, Getty Images/iStockphoto Multi-factor, two-factor, 2-step—regardless of what it’s called—relies on more than just the username/password combo to verify identity before providing access …

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Africa: DFC Announces New Members of Development Advisory Council

Washington, DC — Agency names former OPIC President and CEO Robert Mosbacher, Jr. as council chairThe U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) Board of Directors has approved new members of the agency’s inaugural Development Advisory Council, which advises DFC on ways to increase development impact. The Board also approved former Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) …

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EasyJet increases flights to cope with holidaymaker demand

Image copyright Reuters EasyJet is adding more flights to cope with increasing demand from holidaymakers. The airline had expected to operate at just 30% of its normal capacity, but is expanding its schedule to 40% as more people look to escape lockdown. It restarted flying in June and carried over two million passengers in July. …

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PC Andrew Harper: Attorney General to review killers’ sentences

Image copyright Thames Valley Police Image caption Jessie Cole, Henry Long and Albert Bowers (L-R) were convicted of killing PC Harper Three teenagers jailed for killing a police officer will have their sentences reviewed after claims they are too lenient. PC Andrew Harper suffered catastrophic injuries after his ankles got caught in a strap attached …

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Namibia: Central Bank Financially Supports Unam’s Work Readiness Programme

The Bank of Namibia donated N$150,000 to the University of Namibia’s Work Readiness Programme, critical to the human resource development agenda of the country, to reduce skills mismatches, improve the quality of the workforce and enhance productivity and competitiveness in the economy. During the handover ceremony, Governor of the Bank of Namibia, Johannes Gawaxab said …

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