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You South Africa 18 Feb 2021

You has a simple recipe for success – spoil your readers and give them exactly what they want. It’s part of everyday life for more than 2 million English-speaking South Africans, filled with excellent articles which interest, inform and touch readers. There are human dramas, medical and scientific discoveries, general interest news, consumer issues, fashion and glamour. And don’t forget the interesting fiction, sport, motoring news, craftwork, recipes, home and school projects, crosswords and exciting competitions. It’s an irresistible combination, and everything is presented in a well-finished, colourful magazine.

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1 min
five quick questions

1〉 The main court of the Australian Tennis Open in Melbourne is named after which former Aussie player? 2〉 Which Asian capital city used to be called Peking? 3〉 To which African country does this flag belong? 4〉 Pho is the traditional dish of which country? 5〉 What is the only flying mammal? SOURCES: THEGUARDIAN.COM, EDITION.CNN. COM, BBC.COM, NETWERK24.COM, TVNZ.CO.NZ, BLOOMBERG.COM, SMITHSONIANMAG.COM, SI.EDU, COLLINSDICTIONARY.COM, TIMESLIVE. CO.ZA, BHEKISISA.ORG, BBC.COM, NETWERK24. COM, NEWS24.COM GALLO IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES, GALLO IMAGES/REUTERS, JULIUS CSOTONYI, © HERGÉ MOULINSART 2021,FACEBOOK/MEGAN WHITEHEAD WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT, YOUTUBE, GOVERNMENT OF YUKON/EUREKALERT!…

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marilyn manson named and shamed

“Horrible distortions of reality” – that’s how shock rocker MARILYN MANSON dismissed the jaw-dropping sexual, emotional and physical abuse allegations that have been levelled against him recently. Following an Instagram post from his ex-fiancée, West-world actress EVAN RACHEL WOOD (33), which names and shames the artist, several victims have come forward with details of the abuse they allegedly experienced at the hands of Manson (52) over the years. The fallout has been swift. He’s been dropped from his record label and talent management after the claims of abuse, grooming, submission and him even having a “rape room” came to light. “My intimate relationships have always been entirely consensual with like-minded partners,” he said in a post. The artist has promoted an outlandish persona on and off the stage since the ‘90s, even…

1 min
spotted this week

2 min

HOW TO SAY IT: kow-uh-li-shn A coalition is a government made up of representatives from two or more political parties. A coalition usually forms when none of the parties are able to get a majority vote. Parties then decide to work together so their votes can be counted together, thereby creating a majority. Smaller parties can also form a coalition to ensure a large party can’t make all the decisions. The word is also used to refer to different groups who work together temporarily towards a common goal. BY THE NUMBERS 5 The number of minutes it takes to charge a newly developed electric-car battery. It was developed by Israeli company StoreDot but the charging infrastructure needs to be adapted before the battery can be distributed. StoreDot hopes it can start distributing it…

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the marksman

Action thriller. With Liam Neeson, Katheryn Winnick and Juan Pablo Raba. Director: Robert Lorenz. 13V. All retired US marine Jim Hanson (Neeson) wants is to be left alone on his isolated ranch near the border between Mexico and Arizona in the US. But when he sees Rosa (Teresa Ruiz) and her young son, Miguel (Jacob Perez), being pursued by drug-cartel thugs, Hanson reluctantly becomes involved in a shootout, making himself a target too. Fatally wounded, Rosa pleads with Jim to take Miguel to her family in Chicago, and against the advice of his cop daughter, Sarah (Winnick from Vikings), Jim sets off on a cross-country road trip with the boy. But the cartel, led by Mauricio (Raba), are intent on finishing what they started. After the surprise success of Taken (2008), Neeson has become…

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electric eels hunt in groups

RESEARCHERS have discovered something remarkable in the Amazon River in Brazil: a group of electric eels working together to hunt fish. Until now electric eels have been considered solitary animals, meaning they live and hunt alone. “This is an extraordinary discovery. Nothing like this has ever been documented in electric eels,” David de Santana, who led the research team, said in a statement. The researchers observed how the eels – specifically the Volta’s electric eel (Electrophorus voltai) species – hunted in a small lake. The creatures would work together to herd smaller fish before about 10 eels would break off from the main group and attack the fish by applying an electric shock. Hunting in packs isn’t unusual in mammals – think of wolves and orca whales – but it’s almost never been seen in…