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While you were sleeping: 26 February 2018

Florida students return to school, Samsung unveils new smartphone, and Spurs clinch victory despite diving Alli.

Monday, 26 February 2018

“I close my eyes, take a deep breath, and let it out completely, along with my soul.”
John Locke

Keith Keating’s Forensic Data Analysts (FDA), a supply company that features in a R5.1-billion investigation into irregular SAPS tenders procured through the State Information and Technology Agency, threatened to suspend services to SAPS. This would not only have compromised SAPS’ IT infrastructure but the country’s criminal justice system itself. Apart from the threat by Keating’s lawyers, the ongoing mystery is also who exactly owns the high-end forensic equipment sold to SAPS as well as IT infrastructure supplied by FDA.


Emotional return for Florida school students

Students and teachers returned to the scene of a deadly shooting on 14 February. The school held a “voluntary” orientation ahead of resumed classes on Wednesday. The return to school was another rallying cry for stricter gun reform, something which President Donald Trump appeared to be amenable to. A high-age restriction for purchasing weapons and a ban on bump stocks are on the cards now. This, however is being strongly opposed by the country’s second government, the National Rifle Association.

Samsung launches camera-heavy S9

Augmented reality is the name of the game for Samsung’s new smartphone. The Galaxy S9 features a very similar design to the S8, but features louder sound, faster hardware, an emoji software for your selfies, and the customary curved glass. Never has your Instagram-based narcissism been so encouraged. Cat ears and nauseating cutesy-ness will be flooding your social media very shortly. The S9 should retail for at least $1,055, forcing said narcissists to dig deep into their trust funds.

Corbyn to outline Brexit vision

British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn will deliver his party’s Brexit “vision” today. Corbyn is expected to call for tariff-free access to the EU market, making a strong case for an incomplete divorce from the regional organisation. Corbyn will argue for what he termed a “bespoke relationship” with the EU, making Brexit sound less like a looming disaster for the United Kingdom and more like grocery shopping at your local farmer’s market.

Spurs manager defends diving Alli

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has taken to defending Dele Alli in the wake of criticism over his diving antics. Spurs defeated Crystal Palace 1-0 on Sunday, with Alli leaving the pitch to a chorus of jeers and booing. Pochettino referred to Alli as a “special kid”, which may or may not be high praise. As usual, Harry Kane saved Spurs’ bacon with a header, making it his 35th goal of the season.



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