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NEWSFLASH NEWS AGENCY 10 November 2 pm
Good afternoon, here is your Good News:
# Professor Dire Tladi has been elected as a judge in the International Court of Justice in The Hague for a nine-year term starting February. He is the first South African to serve as a judge on the court. Tladi is currently an international law expert at the University of Pretoria and holds the National Research Foundation South African Research Chairs Initiative in International Constitutional Law. He is also the Future Africa chairperson in Global Justice for Africa. Tladi was a member of the United Nation’s International Law Commission from 2012 until last year.
# University of Cape Town professor Arnaud Malan and his team use computational fluid dynamics to support Airbus in their aircraft design. This has wide applications and potential to grow the manufacturing industry in South Africa and decarbonise the aviation industry. If passengers find themselves on an aircraft built by Airbus, chances are good that the airplane was designed using software from UCT. The group has been working on computational fluid dynamics and its application in the aerospace industry. Malan says they use applied mathematics and computational modeling to simulate aircraft design.
# Surgeons in New York have performed the world’s first transplant of an entire human eye. Aaron James, who survived a high-voltage electrical accident, underwent 21 hours of surgery that replaced half of his face in May this year. One of the leading surgeons on the team, doctor Eduardo Rodriguez, told CNN it was a challenge transplanting the whole eye, the eyeball, its blood supply, and the critical optic nerve that must connect it to the brain:
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# Australian surfer, Laura Enever, has officially set a new Guinness World Record for the biggest paddle-in wave ever surfed by a woman. She surfed a wave measuring 13.3 metres in Hawaii in January. Enever’s accomplishment was certified at a ceremony in Sydney yesterday. The 31-year-old says the wave was such a gift:
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# And finally: Former Daily Show host Trevor Noah has kicked off his new Spotify podcast called What Now? with Trevor Noah with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as his first guest. The wide-ranging interview with Johnson covers everything from the actor’s troubled youth and lifelong struggles with depression, to him being criticised for launching his fund following the Maui fires. Noah has dispelled the notion that the podcast is poised to be just another outlet for A-list celebrities, saying he will feature all different types of guests, some considerably more famous than others.
Stay tuned for more news………….