Another Pinnacla Point Project Folds – Financially troubled property company Pinnacle Point Group will have its Lagos Keys project in Nigeria, whose value is estimated to be R398m, terminated as it cannot raise funds to develop the venture, lawyers representing its liquidators said yesterday. [businessday]
Bobby Brown Walks Out Of Whitney’s Service – Whitney Houston’s ex-husband arrived at the late pop diva’s funeral only to leave soon after, prompting speculation he was turned away. Bobby Brown appeared at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey, amid conflicting reports over whether he had been invited. He was seen to go inside, walk to Houston’s flower-covered coffin and touch it before walking out. [skynews]
Whitney’s Daughter Got High After Funeral – Whitney Houston’s daughter disappeared for several hours after her mother’s funeral—and was found using drugs, according to two sources close to the family. Now they want her to go to rehab. [dailybeast]
Is This The New iPad 3? – Chinese blog Apple Daily claims to have leaked pictures of the iPad 3 before Apple officially planned to give its own sneak peek in early March. The unconfirmed photos of the iPad 3 look similar to the iPad 2, but Apple Daily reports the iPad 3 will have a quad-core Apple A6 processor and 4G. The iPad 2 has 3G connectivity and a 1 Gigahertz dual-core Apple A5 processor. [mashable]
Russian Billionaire Doesn’t Spend Sunday Robbing People – “I am a billionaire; why would I go in flip-flops and shorts on a Sunday morning to rob someone?” This was the question asked by Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir – who has been linked to a number of underworld activities over the past two years – on his latest brush with the law. [timeslive]
Malema Tells Supporters To Hold Back Their ANC Vote – Suspended ANC Youth League president Julius Malema has called on the people of Mpumalanga to withhold their votes if promises made by ANC leaders are not fulfilled. [timeslive]
Ali’s Gloves Sold For Over $1 Million – A casino owner has paid more than $1 million (nearly R8 million) for gloves Muhammad Ali once used to defend his world heavyweight title. It happened in Las Vegas on Saturday night during a gala dinner to celebrate Ali’s life and to raise money for brain research. [sport24]
Murdoch’s New ‘Sun On Sunday’ To Launch Next Week – The Sun on Sunday is to publish for the first time next weekend, News International has announced. An email to all staff said that Rupert Murdoch, boss of parent company News Corporation, would “be staying in London to oversee the launch”. [bbc]
Honeymoon Scuba Murder Trial – “Snyder said he soon saw Tina Watson’s body being taken out of the water and placed on the deck of another boat, Jazz II, which was about 100 feet away. Snyder said he asked Watson what had happened and immediately disbelieved his claim that his wife had panicked and knocked off his gear. Snyder said he told Watson: “That’s bulls***. That didn’t happen.” Snyder said a friend told Watson the same thing.” [thedaily]
South Korea Defies North Korea With Fresh Military Drills – South Korea has conducted live-fire military drills near the disputed Yellow Sea border with North Korea, despite Pyongyang’s threat to attack. South Korean military officials said they were ready to repel any attack, but there was no immediate military response from the North to what Seoul terms a “routine” drill, which ended after about two hours.[aljazeera]
Mars Drops All Chocolates To 250 Calories Or Less – Mars Inc., the makers of popular candy brands including M&M’s and Twix, will stop making chocolate products that exceed 250 calories by the end of next year. That means king-sized versions of the company’s chocolate bars will disappear from candy aisles. The privately-held company also makes Milky Way, 3Musketeers, Bounty and Kudos bars. [wallstreetjournal]
Hitler Had Son With French Teen – Jean-Marie Loret, who died in 1985 aged 67, never met his father, but went on to fight Nazi forces during the Second World War. His extraordinary story has now been backed up by a range of compelling evidence. Hitler is said to have had an affair with Mr Loret’s mother, Charlotte Lobjoie, 16, as he took a break from the trenches in June 1917. [telegraph]
Female Ninjas Train As Iran’s Assassins – Approximately 3,000 women in Iran are being trained as ‘ninja’ fighters at a school in the outskirts of the capital. These women are being trained in traditional Japanese martial arts, learning how to ax kick, forward punch, and often even train wielding swords. [bigbond]
ESPN Employee Fired Over ‘Chink In the Armor’ Headline – ESPN has swiftly fired the writer responsible for publishing a post about the Knicks Friday loss with title, “Chink In the Armor.” The headline went up at 2:30 am and ran for exactly 35 minutes before it was taken down. The article had to do with Lin, an Asian-American who is dominating the US sporting world. [gawker]
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