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Month: April 2023

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Health / Medical

3 reasons you feel hungrier and crave comfort foods when the weather turns cold

Klaus Neilson/Pexels Lauren Ball, The University of Queensland and Emily Burch, Southern Cross University As we move through Autumn, parts of Australia are starting to see cooler weather. For some of us, that can mean increasing feelings of hunger and cravings for “comfort food” such as as pasta, stews and ramen. But what’s happening in our body? 3 things change when it gets cold 1. Our body conserves heat It […]

todayApril 11, 2023 4

World

UN calls for urgent action to address education crisis as global primary school-age population peaks in 2023

The global population of primary-school-aged children is expected to reach an all-time high of 820 million in 2023. The number of secondary school children is also on the rise, but the education sector, shaken by the COVID-19 pandemic, is struggling to meet the rising demand.  Against this challenging backdrop, the United Nations Commission on Population and Development convenes this week, from 10 to 14 April, to discuss the vital impact […]

todayApril 11, 2023 2

Namibia

Nangolo’s legal aid certificate revoked

In a further update to the story about lawyer Eva Nangolo’s derogatory Tweet about the Damara people, Minister of Justice Yvonne Dausab has revoked her legal aid certificate. Dausab has written to Nangolo, saying that the actions taken in her private capacity will impact her capabilities to execute her duties as a legal aid counsel. Executive Director, Gladice Pickering explains.

todayApril 5, 2023 12

Africa

Kenya to launch first home built satellite

Kenya will launch its first operational satellite, the Taifa-1, or Nation-1 in Swahili, which is scheduled to be launched on 10 April aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. The AFP news agency reports that the observation satellite is "fully designed and developed" by Kenyan engineers and will be used to provide data on agriculture and food security, among other areas. Testing and […]

todayApril 4, 2023 6

Namibia

UNAM Southern Campus lecture block inaugurated

Speaking at the inauguration of the lecture hall complex at the University of Namibia Southern Campus in Keetmanshoop, Deputy President, Nangolo Mbumba, pointed out that the country’s youth will only be able to fully participate and benefit economically if they are skilled and have requisite know-how. It is for this reason, he said, that the University of Namibia has taken a deliberate decision to relocate Geoscience Programmes from the UNAM […]

todayApril 4, 2023 7

Press Releases

Financial Easter eggs hiding in your budget basket

Easter is an excellent time to evaluate your spending and look for hidden financial "eggs" in your basket. Check out the following financial Easter eggs:  Review your unused monthly subscriptions, such as streaming services or miscellaneous spending on game add ons, online shopping and retail credit accounts. Are you using them all? If not, you might want to cancel the ones you do not need or attract unnecessary interest in […]

todayApril 3, 2023 2

Sport

Australian women cricketers get hefty pay rise

Australia's women cricketers secured a huge pay increase Monday, with the top contracted player on course to earn more than Aus$1 million (US$666,000) a year. Payments for professional women will rise 66 percent under a new five-year deal between Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers' Association. They will share in a pool worth Aus$133 million, up from Aus$80 million in the previous agreement, rewarding not only members of Australia's world […]

todayApril 3, 2023

World

Headmistress guilty of sexual abuse at Australian school

A former headmistress was found guilty on Monday of sexually assaulting two sisters at an ultra-orthodox Jewish school in Australia, 15 years after she escaped arrest by fleeing to Israel. Malka Leifer was guilty on 18 charges, the jury said, including raping a student during a sleep-over and sexually assaulting a pupil during a school camp. She was cleared of a further nine charges. Leifer was the principal of the […]

todayApril 3, 2023 1

Business / Economics

Oil prices soar as producers unveil shock output cut

Oil prices soared Monday after top producers unveiled a shock output cut of more than a million barrels per day, while equities mostly rose after data showed US and European inflation eased further last month. However, the decision by the OPEC+ cartel fanned concerns about a fresh spike in prices that could put pressure on central banks to push interest rates higher. Both main crude contracts jumped around eight percent […]

todayApril 3, 2023 1

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