Angela Rayner asks urgent question on government ‘VIP lane’ for PPE contracts – video

Labour was granted an urgent question in the Commons on Thursday about the government’s due diligence in granting PPE contracts to firms via its ‘VIP lane’. This comes after the Guardian revealed Tory peer Michelle Mone secretly received £29m after her husband passed on money from PPE Medpro, a company that was awarded £200m in … Read more

‘It’s supposed to be a blessing, not a curse’ – Residents question quality of donkey carts | The Citizen

Barely two weeks after the handover of the controversial animal drawn-carts given to 20 households in Dibono and Manawana villages around Mahikeng, North West, some recipients are complaining their carts are breaking. Unlike some recipients, Mokete Mokoloko had donkeys, which meant he could start operating immediately. Quality of donkey carts questioned “To be honest with … Read more

Diabetes Trivia Question: November 2022 | Integrated Diabetes Services

TRIVIA TIME! Last month we asked how many calories a 150-pound (68 kg) person burns by raking leaves for an hour.  Congratulations to Susan Schiller, a T1-pumper in Israel, for coming closest to the correct answer (she estimated 224 calories). ANSWER:Of course, this can vary based on the speed/intensity of the raking, but my official … Read more

R.I.P. The cold, hard numbers and facts behind rappers’ murders and the burning question: why no change?

(November 6, 2022).  When Takeoff (real name: Kirshnik Khari Ball), one of the founding members of the rap group Migos, was murdered on Tuesday, November 1 at a Houston bowling alley, it was yet another reminder of how dangerous it is to be young, male and Black in America. R.I.P. Kirshnik Khari Ball a/k/a Takeoff (1994-2022) … Read more

Poor light saves SA, the fitness of their batting again in question | The Citizen

The fitness of South Africa’s batting line-up for Test cricket was once again called into question as they were bowled out cheaply for the second time in the third Test against England, with the home side rushing to the brink of victory until only poor light stopped them at The Oval on Sunday evening. This … Read more