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World’s First Gay Beer Launches In Mexico – A small Mexican brewery has produced what it claims is the world’s first beer specifically targeted at the homosexual community. The beer, which has a slight honey flavour, will initially be marketed to homosexual consumers in Mexico, Colombia and Japan. The Minerva brewery said that the “Artisan Honey-Ales” would appeal to a section of the beer-drinking public that had so far been snubbed by larger brewers. [telegraph]
Curtain Up On Cricket World Cup Marathon – The 10th cricket World Cup opened in a blaze of colour on Thursday, launching a gruelling 49-match, six-week sporting marathon that promises to be the most open for years. [mail&guardian]
Berlusconi Prostitution Scandal Teenager Wants Compensation For ‘Hurt’ – The Moroccan teenager at the center of a prostitution scandal that has sent Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi to trial says she has done nothing wrong and that “all the gold in the world” could not make up for the suffering she has endured. Ruby, now 18, requested euro15,000 ($20,340) for a full TV interview from the AP, saying: “I don’t do anything for nothing.” [msnbc]
Chuene Found Guilty Of Everything- Shocking details of Leonard Chuene’s mismanagement of Athletics South Africa were revealed yesterday when the findings of an internal disciplinary hearing against him were made public. A damning 63-page report details the evidence that led to Chuene being found guilty on 14 of the 16 charges brought against him by the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee. [timeslive]
JD Group Faces Grilling On Bonus Payout – Directors of furniture retailer JD Group yesterday had to try to justify an unwritten bonus payment policy for board members — and then had to explain an exception that saw a former director’s bonus soar from R200150 to R2,6m. Remuneration committee head Len Konar said the rise in directors’ bonuses from R1,3m in 2009 to R6,6m last year was linked to growth in headline earnings per share. [businessday]
Google Elbows Apple, Woos Publishers – Google Inc. fired another salvo in its broadening competition with Apple Inc., opening a payment system for digital content that will let publishers keep a bigger share of revenues than a service launched by Apple this week. Google’s new One Pass service allows consumers to use one account to pay for access to multiple publications on the Web and across a range of mobile devices. [wallstreetjournal]
Carlos The Jackal Charged In France – Prosecutors say the Venezuelan convict known as Carlos the Jackal is set to face trial in Paris starting in November for his alleged role in four deadly terror bombings in the early 1980s in France. Carlos, whose real name is Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, is accused of a role in four attacks that killed 11 people and injured at least 100. Three others will also stand trial. [news24]
Bill Clinton Sent Two Emails While He Was President – The former president made a surprise visit to the Wired for Change conference in New York today to speak on the use–and overuse–of technology in developing and developed nations. He began on a lighthearted note, admitting that maybe he wasn’t the most credible person to weigh in on technology. “I sent a grand total of two emails as president,” he said, “one to our troops in the Adriatic, and one to John Glenn when he was 77 years old in outer space. [fastcompany]
Rolling Stone Admits To Misquoting Bieber – Yesterday, everyone was buzzing over Justin Bieber’s scandalous interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, in which he shared his opinions on sex, drugs, abortion and even rape. Outrage almost immediately followed from folks who couldn’t believe the answer Justin had given when asked whether abortions should be allowed in cases of rape, but no one was more upset that Justin’s camp, who insisted he was misquoted. [perez]
Report Shows Workers Could Have Prevented BP Rig Accident – BP had workers on the doomed Deepwater Horizon rig who could have prevented the missteps that led to the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, but they were not consulted, the White House oil spill commission said on Thursday. In an expanded report on the causes of the BP drilling disaster that killed 11 workers and ravaged the U.S. Gulf coast last summer, the commission released new details about the events that preceded the BP accident. [reuters]
Facebook To Include Civil Unions To Relationship Status – Facebook Inc. is recognizing civil unions and domestic partnerships as relationship statuses for the social network’s members, a move hailed by gay and lesbian advocacy groups as a strong statement of support for same-sex couples. The social media juggernaut added “in a civil union” and “in a domestic partnership” to the list of available status options for members in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France and Australia. [sfgate]
Seinfeld’s Uncle Leo Dies – US actor Len Lesser, best known for his role as Uncle Leo on sitcom Seinfeld, has died aged 88 from cancer-related pneumonia in Los Angeles. “Heaven got a great comedian and actor today,” his daughter Michele said in a statement released on Wednesday. Lesser played Jerry Seinfeld’s scene-stealing uncle in the show, always greeting him with: “Jerry, hello!” [bbc]
Woman With World’s Biggest Breasts In Coma After Suicide Attempt – A Brazilian woman who claimed to have the world’s largest fake breasts fell into a coma following a suicide attempt. Sheyla Hershey, 31, had her KKK-size implants removed in September after suffering an infection during an operation to have them blown up to an even-larger MMM cup. Since then, Hershey, who is married with children, has been distraught, saying that she feels “so ugly” without her breasts. [nydailynews]
Friday Cocktails On The Square – Head to the Cape Quarter on Fridays on The Square and ease into your weekend with soothing tunes from the Peroni Roaming Musicians, cocktail specials from the various restaurants and Peroni promotions. Fridays from 17h00 to 20h00. [capequarter]
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