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02/04/18
« on: Monday, 02 April, 2018 @ 21:25:34 »
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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: Anti-apartheid campaigner dies at 81

South African anti-apartheid campaigner Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has died aged 81, her personal assistant says.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was the former wife of South Africa's first black president, Nelson Mandela.

The couple - famously pictured hand-in-hand as Mr Mandela walked free from prison after 27 years - were a symbol of the anti-apartheid struggle for nearly three decades.

However, in later years her reputation became tainted legally and politically.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-43621112

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Re: 02/04/18
« Reply #1 on: Monday, 02 April, 2018 @ 21:38:44 »
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Time to stockpile Irn-Bru? How the sugar tax will change our favourite drinks
A tax on sugary soft drinks comes into effect on Friday. The industry has found ingenious ways to get the levels down – from ‘restructured sugar’ to artificial sweeteners. But will it make their products any healthier?

The war on sugar is making ground. On Friday, the sugar tax on soft drinks will come into effect, hitting any that contain more than 5g of sugar per 100ml. The manufacturers will have to pay a levy of 18p a litre to the Treasury, or 24p a litre if the sugar content is over 8g per 100ml. Some drinks prices will rise. Many will not, because the drinks manufacturers have found ways to get the sugar levels down, usually with artificial sweeteners.

PepsiMax has no sugar, but original Pepsi is unchanged.

So is original Coca-Cola, a so-called “heritage brand” that accounts for 14% of UK sugary fizzy drinks retail sales, according to market research provider Euromonitor, with Pepsi trailing some distance behind. Each original Coke can will defiantly continue to contain more than nine teaspoons of sugar. If you want less, choose Coke Zero Sugar, the company says. So the price of Coke original will go up, but not as much as it might have, because the bottles will shrink from 1.75 litres to 1.5 litres. The price increase passed on by the company is just 20p. “People love the taste … and have told us not to change,” a spokesman said.
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/apr/02/time-to-stockpile-irn-bru-how-sugar-tax-change-nations-favourite-drinks

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Re: 02/04/18
« Reply #2 on: Monday, 02 April, 2018 @ 21:40:58 »
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'I have no thought of escaping': inside the Brazilian prisons with no guards
In a country where jails are seen as ticking timebombs, a system of self-rule among inmates has proved a striking success
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/apr/02/no-thought-of-escaping-inside-brazilian-prisons-with-no-guards

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« Reply #3 on: Monday, 02 April, 2018 @ 22:02:12 »
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Announcing 1.1.1.1: the fastest, privacy-first consumer DNS service

Cloudflare's mission is to help build a better Internet. We're excited today to take another step toward that mission with the launch of 1.1.1.1 — the Internet's fastest, privacy-first consumer DNS service. This post will talk a little about what that is and a lot about why we decided to do it.
https://blog.cloudflare.com/announcing-1111/