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A massive freshwater reservoir at the bottom of the ocean could solve Cape Town’s drought — but it’s going untapped

On May 11th — a date that has become nervously known as “Day Zero” — it’s expected that Cape Town, South Africa, a city of 4 million, will run dry in the wake of what could arguably be the most alarming and severe water shortage a modern city has ever experienced. But research suggests that…

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South Africa’s Zuma resigns on eve of no-confidence vote

Jacob Zuma has quit as President of South Africa, finally succumbing to a slew of corruption scandals that have drained support from his ruling African National Congress party. https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/14/africa/jacob-zuma-resigns-as-south-africa-president-intl/index.html www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world #health #sport #business #gadgets #space #nature #social #follow

These termite-hunting ants lick the severed legs of their friends to treat them

Termite-hunting ants in sub-Saharan Africa treat each other’s wounds by licking them, according to new research. It might sound icky — but the treatment actually saves lives. The ant, called Megaponera analis, specializes in raiding termite nests. These hunts, however, are dangerous: The ants can lose legs or antennas, and sometimes they die. A study…

South African lions eat ‘poacher’, leaving just his head

The lions in the Kruger National Park in South Africa left the head and only a few remains. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-43035474 www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world #health #sport #business #gadgets #space #nature #social #follow

Modern and Elegant House with Open Spaces

This ecological house has been designed by the architectural firm of Nico van der Meulen Architects in Inanda, Gauteng, a suburb of Johannesburg, in South Africa. It is a house full of natural light that has an area of ​​1,511 square meters, and where the first thing we see upon arrival is a steel sculpture…

2019 Audi A7 First Drive: South African Soundtrack

I was heading down a narrow, craggy lane outside of Cape Town, South Africa, when we approached a group of children walking along its dry grassy edge. I slowed. They were maybe 10 or 11 years old, dressed in a palette of primary colors – yellow or green shirts; red or blue pants; I guess…

‘I Want to Use My Voice to Help:’ Facebook Exec Reveals Incurable Cancer

Facebook Vice President for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, Nicola Mendelsohn revealed on Sunday–World Cancer Day–that she has a currently incurable form of lymphoma. The VP shared the story of her diagnosis and subsequent experience in an article in The Sunday Times. Today, on #WorldCancerDay, I’m telling my story of being diagnosed with follicular…

India crushes South Africa in Centurion ODI

CENTURION, South Africa (AP) India crushed South Africa by nine wickets in the second one-day international on Sunday after dismissing the top-ranked team in the world for 118, its worst total on home soil. https://www.foxsports.com/cricket/story/india-crushes-south-africa-in-centurion-odi-020418-2 www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world #health #sport #business #gadgets #space #nature #social #follow

Cape Town’s Reservoirs Are Getting Terrifyingly Low

“Day Zero” sounds like something out of a dystopian science fiction novel, but it’s a reality that Cape Town, South Africa, could face in a few short months. A historic stretch of drought years has turned the city’s reservoirs into deserts. Read more… Brian Kahn https://earther.com/cape-towns-reservoirs-are-getting-terrifyingly-low-1822674207 www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world #health #sport #business…

Toto’s ‘Africa,’ as performed by a computer hardware orchestra

Toto’s got a new greatest hits album and is going on tour which is probably why they are popping up in my feed so much lately. On Wednesday, I posted the story behind their hit song “Africa” as told by the man who wrote it, the band’s David Paich. Today I noticed that the Floppotron…

The story behind Toto’s ‘Africa’

Love it or hate it, Toto’s 1982 soft rock mega-hit “Africa” is here to stay. But how did a band from Los Angeles get famous for a song about Africa? Dave Simpson of The Guardian recently interviewed the song’s writer (and vocalist) David Paich and found out: One of the reasons I was in a…

India beats South Africa for pride-saving win in 3rd test

JOHANNESBURG (AP) India clinched a pride-saving win in the third test against South Africa on Saturday, a victory on a poor and unpredictable pitch that nearly caused the game to be called off, but ultimately gave Virat Kohli’s top-ranked team something to take from a tour of discontent. https://www.foxsports.com/cricket/story/india-beats-south-africa-for-pride-saving-win-in-3rd-test-012718-2 www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world…

South Africa 69-1 vs. India as play continues in 3rd test

JOHANNESBURG (AP) South Africa batsman Dean Elgar passed two concussion tests, and a different kind of examination on a now infamous Wanderers pitch, to take his team to 69-1 against India on Saturday. https://www.foxsports.com/cricket/story/south-africa-69-1-vs-india-as-play-continues-in-3rd-test-012718 www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world #health #sport #business #gadgets #space #nature #social #follow

Internet services are selling water to Cape Town residents facing Day Zero

Residents of Cape Town, South Africa, will see the end of their water supply by the beginning of April. Online vendors are taking advantage of the drought by selling water to desperate residents. The post Internet services are selling water to Cape Town residents facing Day Zero appeared first on Digital Trends. Kevin Parrish https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/sellers-take-advantage-cape-town-zero-day/…