Former Kai !Garib municipal boss arrested for contravening the Pension Funds Act | The Citizen

The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) has welcomed the arrest of former Kai !Garib municipal manager Johnny Mackay for contravening the Pension Funds act during his time in office. Former municipal boss now head of public works Mackay, the now head of the department of public works in Northern Cape, was nabbed by the Upington … Read more

Sunak’s Covid decisions tell us how he might act now. It doesn’t look good for the NHS | Devi Sridhar

It’s easy to feel we’ve moved on from the politics of the pandemic now the disease plays less of a role in our lives, and with other crises having since emerged. But the UK Covid inquiry and the privileges committee investigation into Partygate – which will be hearing evidence from Boris Johnson next month – … Read more

Transnet strike ‘most appalling act of economic sabotage’ | The Citizen

The ongoing Transnet strike has been described as an appalling act of economic sabotage that will set back the country’s recovery, costing the economy billions and robbing government of the resources needed to provide poverty relief.  The strike action makes Transnet’s financial position far worse and could trigger further ratings downgrades, writes Busisiwe Mavuso, CEO … Read more

Scholz calls Putin’s announcements ‘act of desperation’ | The Citizen

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Wednesday condemned President Vladimir Putin’s order for a partial military mobilisation to support Russia’s war in Ukraine and the holding of annexation referendums as an “act of desperation”. Speaking on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, Scholz insisted Russia “cannot win this criminal war” in Ukraine … Read more

How Standardized Tests Punish Disabled Students

Writing in The New York Times in 2002, Sid Wolinsky, a lawyer and cofounder of Disability Rights Advocates, said that “standardized tests test students’ disabilities, not their abilities.” Twenty years later, that somehow rings just as true. When looking at structural ableism in standardized tests, I believe it’s helpful to take a sweeping, justice-centered approach. … Read more

Classless Act: Boogie With A Match and Gas – Sound Check Entertainment

Recently I was introduced to a great new band called Classless Act and man am I ever grateful for their inaugural outing “Welcome To The Show.” These five guys from LA have carved their own niche and put the roll back into rock and roll. I caught up with Derek Day, lead singer for Classless … Read more


After a two-year wait, The Stadium Tour has finally been making its way through the United States. The line-up features Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Poison, Joan Jett And The Blackhearts and new comers Classless Act. Around 50,000 people made the journey to USBank Stadium, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to relive some of the biggest acts from the decade of decadence known … Read more

A Federal Court Said the Americans with Disabilities Act Covers Gender Dysphoria

This story was originally published by Them. A federal appeals court has ruled that a prison violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by denying an incarcerated trans woman access to transition-related care and properly gendered facilities. This makes the Fourth Circuit the first appeals court to find that the ADA must protect against discrimination … Read more

Savvy Updates 8/15/22: Comments on CGM Alarms to FDA DEADLINE 8/15/2022, Inflation Reduction Act Becomes Law, Glucagon Emergency Kit Discontinued, Sensor Jewelry, Dr. Francine Kaufman on Senseonics, Omnipod 5 vs. Tandem Diabetes, Monkey Pox & T1D

Final Day: Make Your Voice Heard AGAIN to the FDA re CGM! Here’s another chance to tell them, in a few short sentences, what you want, regarding CGM (continuous glucose monitoring) alarms!  The FDA has mandated that CGM LOW BG alarms MAY NOT be turned off or silenced.  I guess they don’t trust us to … Read more

Savvy Updates, 7/18/22: Power of YOUR VOICES to the US FDA, Timely Access to Care Act, About Chocolate

Diabetes Patients Flood FDA with Comments on Cybersecurity for Medical Devices, as reported by Mariam Baksh for, 8 July 2022.   The Food and Drug Administration received more than a thousand comments—mainly from diabetes patients and their family members—in response to draft cybersecurity guidance for staff to use when processing submissions from medical-device manufacturers seeking … Read more