Regulators begin probe into Google-Ascension cloud computing deal: WSJ

13 November 2019, 6:29 AM
A US federal regulator has initiated an investigation into a cloud computing deal between Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google and Ascension Health [ASCNH.UL] which would give Google access to detailed health information of millions of patients, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.
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Rain expected in Cape Town 20 May 2018, 10:34 AM

The Cape Town Weather Office says the Mother City will be experiencing intermittent rain on Sunday and Monday.

Epileptic girl misses four years of school 19 May 2018, 10:12 PM

The Northern Cape Education Separtment says it's concerned that a 12-year-old epileptic girl from Pampierstad has not attended school for four years.

Public Protector office to assist NCape communities 19 May 2018, 9:17 PM

The office of the Public Protector in the Northern Cape has stepped in to assist communities facing numerous sewage problems in the Kimberley area. 

First ever Lego Robotics Expo in SA 19 May 2018, 9:25 AM

The Northmead Square in Benoni will on the 26th and 27th of May be hosting the first ever LEGO Robotics Expo in South Africa. The mall and Pops Toys have partnered with some of the top robotics engineers in the country to host this playful and at the same time educational event. For more on […]

First SA cannabis oil dispensary to open in Durban 18 May 2018, 8:12 PM

The first healthcare centre that will be selling cannabis oil is due to open in Durban. Investor and activist Krithi Thaver says they want to showcase the medicinal benefits of cannabis oil.

BRICS environmental ministers want support for climate goals 18 May 2018, 6:49 PM

The BRICS ministers of environment have called on developed countries to continue to support developing nations in meeting their climate change mitigation strategies.

90 years in prison for four rhino poachers 18 May 2018, 4:46 PM

Four people have been sentenced to a total of 90 years in jail by the Zeerust Regional Court in the North West after being found guilty of rhino poaching.

SANBS encourages public to donate blood 18 May 2018, 2:52 PM

The South African National Blood Service (SANBS) says they only have blood supply for two days and they are urging people to donate blood.

Death toll from listeria outbreak tops 200 18 May 2018, 1:30 PM

The death toll from the world's worst-ever listeria outbreak in South Africa has risen to over 200, according to latest official statistics seen on Thursday.

WHO says Congo faces “very high” risk from Ebola outbreak 18 May 2018, 10:46 AM

Democratic Republic of Congo faces a "very high" public health risk from Ebola after the disease was confirmed in one patient in a major city, the World Health Organization said on Friday, raising its assessment from"high" previously.

Man Utd boast ‘fastest-growing’ YouTube channel 17 May 2018, 4:16 PM

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward on Thursday hailed the success of the club’s recently launched YouTube channel as the Premier League giants announced their latest quarterly results. United finished second in the Premier League, 19 points behind Manchester City, and crashed out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage. But Woodward put a […]

Congo warns of “new phase” in Ebola outbreak after first urban case 17 May 2018, 6:18 AM

Congo's Ebola outbreak has entered "a new phase" after a case of the deadly virus was detected for the first time in the northwest city of Mbandaka, with a population of about 1 million people, the health ministe rsaid late on Wednesday.

Motsoaledi receives Nehawu’s memorandum 16 May 2018, 5:36 PM

Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi who was tasked to receive Nehawu's memorandum on behalf of all departments, says those implicated in corruption must face the full might of the law.

The SKA area has been declared a national key point.
MeerKAT telescope is complete 16 May 2018, 3:11 PM

The construction if the MeerKAT radio telescope has been completed after all 64 antennas have installed onto the device.

KZN braces for more heavy rains 16 May 2018, 10:02 AM

The South African Weather Service has warned of more heavy rain in the north-eastern part of KwaZulu-Natal.

Cold weather to ease off for parts of SA 16 May 2018, 8:07 AM

The cold weather in the eastern parts of the country's interior is expected to ease from Wednesday after a two-day cold front.

New Ebola vaccine to reach DRC within week 16 May 2018, 7:56 AM

A new experimental vaccine will reach the Democratic Republic of Congo within the week to fight the country's Ebola outbreak, according to a World Health Organization.

There’s a significant decrease in listeriosis: Motsoaledi 15 May 2018, 8:47 PM

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says there's a significant decrease in the number of people contacting Listeriosis since cold meat products from Tiger Brands and Rainbow Chicken were recalled earlier this year.

Free internet access for all South Africans should be a basic human right 15 May 2018, 7:17 PM

The IAB SA, South Africa’s internet industry body, is spearheading an initiative aimed at eventually ensuring that all South Africans have a daily standard level of free basic access to the internet to exercise their constitutionally guaranteed access to information rights.

Small increase in Cape Town dam levels 15 May 2018, 1:53 PM

The City of Cape Town says dam levels have increased by zero-point-five per cent to an overall level of 21-point-four per cent due to some rain.

Agricultural Research Council goes tech to help farmers 15 May 2018, 12:03 PM

The Agricultural Research Council (ARC) has developed its ARC Hub App aimed at providing useful information to farmers at their fingertips.

Cold sets in for most parts of SA 15 May 2018, 9:10 AM

Disaster Management Monitoring teams have been dispatched to areas across Johannesburg due to severe cold and wet weather conditions.

WHO gets approval to use Ebola vaccine in DRC 15 May 2018, 7:29 AM

The World Health Organization has been given the go-ahead by officials in the Democratic Republicof Congo to import and use an experimental Ebola vaccine in the country, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday.

KZN Health promises to fix ongoing cancer treatment problems 14 May 2018, 9:08 PM

The KwaZulu-Natal Health Department says it's working around the clock to fix the on-going cancer treatment problems in the province.

Govt calls for identification of unaware TB victims 14 May 2018, 2:51 PM

The private health-care sector in South Africa has been tasked by the government to help identify about 160 000 people living with Tuberculosis (TB) and are not not aware of it.

KZN MEC appears before SAHRC over oncology crisis 14 May 2018, 1:22 PM

The Commission requires KZN Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo to produce information and documentation related to the ongoing oncology delivery crisis at public hospitals in the province.

Apple is almost a $1 trillion company, but watch out for Amazon 14 May 2018, 10:07 AM

Apple is in danger of being beaten to the $1 trillion mark - or passed soon after - by Amazon.com, the second largest listed US company by market value, at $780 billion.

Chilly weather prompts fire warning in Joburg 14 May 2018, 7:07 AM

The Johannesburg Emergency Services has warned residents not to leave any heating devices on but unattended during the cold weather to avoid fire incidents.

WHO reports new Ebola case in DRC, vaccine this week 14 May 2018, 6:06 AM

The head of the World Health Organization said Sunday there has been another reported case of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo and that an experimental vaccine to fight the disease is expected to become available in the country this week.

Cold weather to grip most parts of SA 13 May 2018, 9:43 PM

Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and the Free State are expected to experience a significant drop in temperatures from Monday. SA Weather Service Forecaster Kumsa Masizana those conditions will continue into Tuesday, only clearing up from Wednesday.