Students protest for increased government funding for tertiary education at Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) on 8 April 2021 in Durban, South Africa. According to media reports, the students are demanding the scrapping historical debt and financial exclusion, as well as access to free registration, computers and data. (Photo by Gallo Images/Darren Stewart)

  • Students at the Mangosuthu University of Technology in Durban have suspended their protest.
  • They engaged in protests this week, citing slow registration processes.
  • Workers at the university have also joined the protest with their own set of demands.

Student leaders at the Mangosuthu University of Technology in Durban have suspended protests, pending negotiations this weekend.

“The strike has been suspended because of the negotiations taking place. We are trying to deliberate our issues as students. We are told they [management] will hear us out and address our issues,” said student representative council head Mthokosizi Gumede.

The

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There are concerns over avian flu.

  • The poultry industry is on high alert following outbreaks of Avian Flu in Gauteng.
  • Ostrich and chicken meat on sale in retail outlets is safe for human consumption, authorities have said.
  • Reports of wildlife bird deaths in the Eastern Cape are also under investigation, although no Avian Flu was detected.

The poultry industry is on high alert after an outbreak of Avian Flu in Gauteng.

The Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Department confirmed on Tuesday that 300 birds had died of Avian Flu at a commercial chicken farm in Ekurhuleni.

Avian influenza is a viral respiratory disease believed to be transmitted by wild migratory birds. In Southern Africa, the H5N8 strain of the disease affects the poultry industry.

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The Ekurhuleni farm was also part of the H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza

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Publicis has Epsilon. IPG has Acxiom. Omnicom has Omni. Dentsu has Merkle.

Now WPP is joining the party with its own data and technology service for the cookieless future: WPP Choreograph.

The group, announced on Tuesday, pulls together 700 data and technology experts from across WPP’s global network, including 450 from GroupM’s data and technology organization and Wunderman Thompson’s data management team. The division will be led by GroupM North America CEO Kirk McDonald. 

WPP Choreograph will help clients create and manage their first-party data assets and activate them for media buys as third-party trackers phase out. Accessible to clients through WPP’s agencies, Choreograph will offer data and identity management consulting, audience and insight-driven media planning, AI-driven media optimization and predictive analytics. The group will also help clients with strategies for premium media supply, ad verification and data ethics.  

“We have a host of products and tools across WPP

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Guest blogger Courtney Vorachek shares her use of BrainPOP Jr. while teaching her students about division and meeting the demands of the Common Core.

With the pressure of spring tests right around the corner, engaging students is key to success all while incorporating Common Core and Data Driven Instruction in our daily routine. BrainPOP Jr. has allowed my class to laugh and have fun while mastering important concepts without even knowing it! My students created a BrainPOP Jr. window with the help of their favorite characters, Annie and Moby (shout out to these two, we love them). The objectives for the window addressed four different concepts and the students took off with creativity. To meet one objective, students created their own “BrainPOP Jr.” about division and shared them with fellow students in class. I was amazed with the large number of comedians in my class, as well as their ability

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Lunar New Year Lesson Plan: Good Luck Wish or Riddle

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-8, students explore BrainPOP Jr. resources to learn about the Lunar New Year–what it is and how different cultures around the world celebrate. Then, in the…

Lunar New Year Lesson Plan: Good Luck Wish or Riddle

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 1-3, students explore BrainPOP Jr. resources to learn about the Lunar New Year–what it is and how different cultures around the world celebrate. Then, in the…

On the Job Training: Community in Crisis Introductory Lesson Plan Collection

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This collection of lesson plans provided by our partner Classroom, Inc. will

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Honorary Starters Lee Elder, Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus laugh at 85th Masters (AFP)

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  • Nine-time Major champion Gary Player’s son Wayne has been reportedly banned from Augusta National Golf Club.
  • Wayne came under scrutiny for an assumed marketing ploy during Lee Elder’s historic introduction at the Honorary Start.
  • Wayne’s brother Marc took to Twitter to apologise for the “embarrassment” and stated that his brother was “correctly banned”.

Gary Player’s son Wayne Player has reportedly been banned from Augusta National after being accused of pulling a publicity stunt during the Masters ‘Honorary Start’ last Thursday.

This year Lee Elder, who in 1975 became the first black player to play in the Masters, joined Jack Nicklaus and Player on the first tee as an honorary starter at the tournament.

It was a touching moment of history for the 86-year-old Elder.

But as the

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