IVY.COM – Elite Education Is Coming To The Web, Asking Considerably Less In Tuition – A venture capital-backed tech whiz is launching an online Ivy League-caliber university billed as the answer to high tuition in the US. Entrepreneur Ben Nelson will have the school, called the Minerva Project, up and running by 2014. Harvard is already in. [thedaily]
Google Calls For Mistrial After Jury Says Android Stole From Java – A jury has ruled that Google infringed on Oracle’s copyrights in building a new version of the Java platform for its Android mobile operating system, but it was unable to reach a decision on whether this infringement was acceptable under the law. [wired]
ANCYL Dumps Pule Mabe As Treasurer – The ANC Youth League has removed treasurer general Pule Mabe from his position, amid calls for party intervention to reinstate Julius Malema. Brilliant. [mail&guardian]
US Terrorist Plane Bomb Plot Foiled – U.S. and other intelligence agencies (think the ‘Hawks’) recently broke up a plot to bomb an airliner and have seized an explosive device that is similar to ones previously used by al Qaeda, officials said Monday. [cnn]
Mindblowing Accusations In John Travolta Sexual Battery Lawsuit – “Defendant further explained that the high class in this world always favor same-sex relationships; that sex with beautiful, fit men is actually more intense; and if Plaintiff would just be open-minded enough to let it happen, he would experience the best fucking of his life.” More.. [dailybeast]
China Expels Al Jazeera – Al Jazeera, the satellite broadcasting network, was forced by the Chinese authorities to close its China news operations of its English-language channel on Monday, the first such action in almost 14 years and the strongest sign yet of fraying relations between the ruling Communist Party and the overseas journalists who cover it. [nytimes]
Bogart Sues Burberry Over ‘Casablanca’ Photo – The estate of Humphrey Bogart is suing British-based clothes company Burberry over use of the Hollywood icon’s name in what it said was an advertising campaign. But Burberry has filed a countersuit, insisting it did not breach Bogart’s rights by using a photo of Bogart wearing one of its trenchcoats in the movie “Casablanca,” and seeking damages from the actor’s estate. [afp]
Amazon Targets High-End Fashion – Having wounded the publishing industry, slashed pricing in electronics and made the toy industry quiver, Amazon is taking on the high-end clothing business in its typical way: go big and spare no expense. [nytimes]
MSNBC Labels Sarkozy ‘Prostitute’ – Monday morning, while teasing a report on Nicolas Sarkozy’s defeat in the French national election, MSNBC mistakenly labeled the outgoing French president a “prostitute” when the wrong graphic appeared over video of him speaking. [mediaite]
Linda Evangelista And Billionaire Baby Daddy Settle – Supermodel Linda Evangelista reached a settlement today in her bitterly-contested child support battle with her billionaire French baby-daddy, Francois-Henri Pinault — then came to court wearing a sunny smile and a chiffon dress fit for a garden party. [nypost]
Putin Inaugurated As Russian President – Vladimir Putin has been inaugurated as president of Russia in a lavish ceremony in the capital, Moscow. Mr Putin is returning to the presidency after an absence of four years in which he served as prime minister. The outgoing President, Dmitry Medvedev, was widely seen as an ally of Mr Putin. [bbc]
Dubai Release Latest Plans For Underwater Hotel – A long-awaited undersea hotel in Dubai looks finally set to be built, after an agreement to develop it was unveiled this week. The Water Discus Hotel won’t be totally submerged but will be a disc-like structure with part of the building above water and the rest below the surface. [luxuo]
Beastie Boys Thank Fans For Support – Beastie Boys rapper Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz thanked the group’s fans for their support in the wake of his bandmate Adam “MCA” Yauch’s death on Friday in a post on the band’s official Tumblr. [rollingstone]
Google Tests Driverless Cars On Public Roads – Google has been granted the first licence in the US to test self-driving cars on public streets. The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) gave the scheme the go-ahead after conducting demonstrations on the Las Vegas Strip and in Carson City. [skynews]
Supermodel Bar Rafaeli Stars In Israeli Spy Movie – An Israeli director has reimagined a real-life thriller as a spy movie, in which supermodel Bar Refaeli plays the Mossad agent tasked with luring the Palestinian militant into her web – but the actual hit is carried out by criminals who want to frame the Israeli spy agency for the murder. [abcnews]
Rovers Fans Release Live Chicken Onto Pitch – Fans of Premier League football club Blackburn Rovers let a hen loose on the pitch last night in protest against their club’s chicken farming owners. The Rovers faithful gave beleaguered manager Steve Kean’s players a roasting by throwing the chicken draped in club colours on to the pitch. [dailymail]
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The Bailey Schneider Show – From 14h00 to 15h00, Bailey hosts the four gorgeous girls from The Muses – Pop on Strings. They play the violin and cello and have redone many of the latest Pop songs [baileyschneider]
Mommy Matters – Jess takes a look at how social media has changed the face of parenting. With so many online avenues to travel, mom’s are spoilt for choice when it comes to gathering information and learning about parenting. [mommymatters]
The Leila Benelli Show -We look at how the ‘Science of Love’ proofs to be the key ingredient for success. [leilebenelli]
Scoundrels Interview on Just Josie – Catch the interview with the UK blues-rock band and info on their last SA gig being performed tonight. [podcast]
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