US Magazine Confirms Gisele Bundchen Is Pregnant – Ever since rumours started circulating that Gisele Bündchen is carrying her second child, it’s been a guessing game of ‘Baby or Bagel’ i.e. is she packing a bump, or has she just eaten a carbohydrate based snack-food item more befitting a ‘civilian’. Well, it seems the former may be true with US Weekly reporting that the Brazilian bombshell is indeed expecting. [Telegraph]
Lottery Jackpot Higher Than Most BEE Deals - That’s right friends – tomorrow’s Powerball lottery is sitting on R1.7 Billion ($205 million)! That’s more money than Julius Malema made in the last quarter. Pretty big, huh? But your tickets online and becomes a billionaire! [tickets]
Virgin Mobile (USA) Gets iPhone For $549, $30 Per Month – Virgin Mobile, one of Sprint’s brands for prepaid, no-contract phone service, says it will start selling the iPhone at the end of the month, charging $549 for a basic model. The iPhone has until recently been restricted to contract-based plans. [Business Week]
Top SA Canoeist Succumbs To Rabies – The family of top KwaZulu-Natal canoeist and farmer Graeme Anderson has agreed to switch off his life support after he was declared brain dead after contracting rabies. Anderson, 29, contracted the virus from a stray hunting dog he rescued earlier last month near his family farm in Underberg in southern KwaZulu-Natal. [Times Live]
Cricket Gets A New Sponsorship Deal – Almost a year after starting negotiations with Cricket South Africa, financial services company Momentum has signed a six-year sponsorship contract. The company will have title rights to all international ODI cricket and will back the domestic one-day competition and the national club championships. [Sport Live]
Romney Team’s Latest Spelling Mistake: Ronald Reagan – First “Amercia,” then “sneak-peak,” and now “Ronald Regan.” No wonder the Romney campaign is searching for a copywriter. (Required skill: “Ability to edit and proof own work.”) [Slate]
Mitt Romney’s Neighbors Tell All – It’s not just the car elevator that’s making Mitt Romney’s new neighbors on the California coast upset. Randy Clark and Tom Maddox, a gay couple whose ocean view may be ruined by Romney’s new house, join The Last Word. [MSNBC]
Investigating New Massacre, UN Monitors Fired On In Syria – United Nations monitors attempting to reach the scene of an alleged massacre in western Syria were stopped and shot at by Syrian forces on Thursday, raising the stakes to the highest level yet in the international campaign to end the deadly violence in Bashar al-Assad’s Syria. [Globe&Mail]
Africa: BRICS Undersea Cable For Faster Connectivity – BRICS Cable is an initiative backed by strong technical partners to support the initiative of brics countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and has recently unveiled a new submarine cable system that will connect these countries with the United States. This project will see a 34 000km cable going between these countries. [All Africa]
LinkedIn Provides Breach Update – Sort Of – In an update that raises more questions than it answers, LinkedIn today assured members that the company is working hard to protect their personal data in the wake of a security breach that exposed about 6.5 million hashed LinkedIn passwords. But the company offered no explanation as to how the passwords had been obtained, how they ended up being posted on a Russian hacker website earlier this week, and what other data might have been compromised. [ComputerWorld]
There And Back Again: A Packet’s Tale. How Does The Internet Work? – How does the Internet really work? Ride shotgun with a packet of data—one of trillions involved in the trillions of Internet interactions that happen every second. Look deep beneath the surface of the most basic Internet transaction, and follow the packet as it flows from your fingertips, through circuits, wires, and cables, to a host server, and then back again, all in less than a second. [World Science Festival]
A Touchscreen With Keys That Rise And Disappear – If you’ve ever followed up a garbled text with “Damn You, Autocorrect,” some high-tech help might be on the way. A California company says it’s created technology that could make keyboard keys rise out of the touchscreen on a smartphone, tablet or other device, then disappear when you were done with them. [CNN]
Paris Jackson: Masks Were So We Could Be Normal – Paris Jackson was “confused” about why she had to wear a mask in public when she was younger, she tells Oprah on Oprah’s Next Chapter, via the BBC. “I understand it now, why my dad would want our face to be covered,” she said. “Like when we went out without him, we wouldn’t be recognized, so we could have a normal childhood.” [Newser]
“I Was In Total Denial” – Charlie Sheen Talks Meltdown [VIDEO] – “#Winning” just ain’t the same as winning. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Hollywood bad boy Charlie Sheen admits that he was “in total denial” during his much-publicised meltdown last year. [NZ Herald]
Pooch Who Held Record For Being Celebs’ Best Friend Dies At 15 – A little dog with a pack of celebrity sidekicks has lost her battle with cancer. Lucky Diamond died Tuesday, in her dog bed at her New York City home. The rescued Maltese was about 15 years old. In November, the Guinness Book of World Records had announced that Lucky was “the animal photographed with the most famous people.” Her total at the time was 363, including Kim Kardashian, Snoop Dogg, Betty White and Richard Branson. [The Daily]
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