Obama Wins Second Term – President Barack Obama has been re-elected to a second term, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney. With most US states reporting results, America’s first black president has won a majority of electoral votes. [bbc]
Obama Tweets Victory in 2012 Presidential Election – Barack Obama has won the 2012 presidential election, announcing his win on Twitter. He followed up with more tweets, all quite moving, especially a pic of him and Michelle. [mashable]
Obama Says He Might Do ‘Gangnam Style’ Victory Dance – Asked if he and the First Lady plan on busting out the invisible horse dance should they be declared the winners, Obama told New Hampshire’s WZID-FM he had just recently seen the ultra-viral music video for the first time, but was confident he “can do that move.” [gawker]
Estate Agent Wendy Machanik Hit With R1.5m Fine For Theft - Former estate agent Wendy Machanik has been fined R1.5-million after pleading guilty to 90 counts of theft, according to a newspaper report. [mail&guardian]
DA Says Machanik Fine Shows White Collar Crime DOES Pay – Former estate agent Wendy Machanik’s fine of R1.5 million, for the theft of R27 million, proved white-collar crime paid, the DA said on Tuesday. [iol]
David George Admits Taking Banned Drug – South African cyclist David George, a former teammate of Lance Armstrong, admitted using the blood-boosting drug EPO on Tuesday after failing a doping test. [washingtontimes]
Brad Pitt Is Designing Furniture Now - As if being the new face of Chanel No. 5, father of six, fiancé of Angelina Jolie, and a world-famous actor wasn’t enough, Brad Pitt is now designing furniture with Frank Pollaro of Pollaro Custom Furniture. [busins]
Instagram Arrives On The Web, With Facebook-Like Profiles – Instagram, the photo-sharing mobile app owned by Facebook, is launching new web profiles for its millions of users, allowing them to access their shared images through a browser. The report comes as microblogging site Twitter is rumoured to be preparing to roll out Instagram-like photo filters on its website. [digispy]
Why You Should Set Your Instagram To Private – As you read above, in a matter of days, Instagram profiles — including all the photos a user has posted to Instagram — will appear on Instagram’s website. Anyone, anywhere will be able to see Instagram users’ content unless they have private accounts. Your move. [mashable]
International Press Headlines Suggest SA Police Planted Weapons On Dead Miners - hotographs suggesting that South African police planted weapons on the bodies of workers shot dead by police at Lonmin’s Marikana platinum mine have been shown to an inquiry into the bloodiest security incident since apartheid. [reuters]
Zara Phillips Dances ‘Gangnam Style’ - She may be the Queen’s granddaughter, but Zara Phillips isn’t afraid to have a giggle, as the blonde clearly demonstrated when she and her colleagues from Team GB’s equestrian outfit danced ‘Gangnam Style’ [hello]
Cape Hiker Dies In Bainskloof Mountains - A hiker whose body was retrieved from the Bainskloof mountains may have slipped and fallen to his death, Western Cape environmental affairs MEC Anton Bredell said. [timeslive]
Harassers of Women in Cairo Now Face Wrath of Vigilantes - Egypt’s streets have long been a perilous place for women, who are frequently heckled, grabbed, threatened and violated while the police look the other way. Not any more.. [nytimes]
Apple Granted Patent for Original iPad Design – Can you patent a rectangle with rounded corners? Absolutely. And Apple has done it again. On Tuesday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted the company a design patent for the original iPad. [wired]
‘I’m An Idiot’ Sign For Traffic Offender – A woman caught on camera driving on a pavement to avoid a Cleveland school bus that was unloading children will have to stand at an intersection wearing a sign warning about idiots. [news24]
Miley Cyrus Offered $1 Million Role in Porn Movie? - Miley Cyrus is certainly attracting a lot of attention. The latest stint with “Two and a Half Men” may be the reason why the star’s stardom has once again been boost and all thanks to that provocative role, Miley has been offered another potential role. Yet, this time, Miley will be taking all her clothes off. [ibtimes]
Kirstie Alley Had Secret Love Vibe With Patrick Swayze – Kirstie Alley reveals to ET’s Chris Jacobs intimate details about what she says was a powerful attraction and hidden relationship with her North and South co-star, Patrick Swayze. They were both married, they both tried to avoid it, but they “ultimately fell in love.” [etonline]
Lennon Letter To Clapton Being Auctioned - A letter from John Lennon to Eric Clapton in which the former Beatle promised he could take Clapton to new musical highs if they worked together is hitting the auction block. The hand-written letter will go on sale on Dec. 18. Auctioneers expect the document to fetch somewhere around $30,000. [ibtimes]
Britney Is Writing A Novel – Britney’s rep confirms that It Books, an imprint of HarperCollins, which has released many popular musician memoirs (among them: autobiographies by Sammy Hagar, The Game, Slash and Motley Crue), is having “discussions” with the singer. The story would incorporate fictionalized versions of her own experiences. [hollyrep]
Rihanna’s Duet With Chris Brown - The “We Found Love” singer has revealed the track listing for her upcoming album, “Unapologetic,” and one of the songs is a duet with Brown. The 10th track on the album, titled “Nobodies Business,” features Brown, who remains on supervised probation for felony assault after attacking Rihanna (photo here) at a pre-Grammy party in 2009. [cbsnews]
COMING UP TODAY
The Rolling Stone Chart – 2ov Radio has teamed up with Rolling Stone magazine to bring you the weekly charts at 12h45 each Wednesday – live to your radio / car / mobile phone on the Just Josie Show! [justjosie]
Dan Nicol WIth Bailey Schneider – MC, broadcaster and writer based in Cape Town, Dan Nicol is a Contributing Editor to iafrica.com, CEO of Skududu Media and Hazard Golf Clothing and Sports Illustrated columnist. He joins Bailey from 14h00-15h00 today! [baileyschneider]
How Dangerous Is An Imbalanced Metabolism? – Professor Bouic was on the Just Josie Show talking imbalanced hormones, how to get them under control, how this affects males and their mood swings, yes they definitely do exist and are caused by this! When looking at hormones, we have to apply the integrated system whereby they operate. It’s not just a single organ with a single output of a hormone, but rather one system which might be more impacted, easily mislead by a person presenting the symptoms in another form. They discuss how to achieve the very tricky act of balance your hormones. Establishing the problem may take some testing, but the imbalance can be easily reversed and is essential for a healthier life. [podcast]
How To Make dads Feel Part Of The New Parenting Role – Other than changing the odd nappy and bathing, dads feel very helpless when moms are looking after and bonding with the new child. The best ways to stay involved in everything is to take as much off your partner’s hands as possible. Being an involved and contributing parent doesn’t always consist of how much hands on time you’re having with your baby, but rather being supportive keeping the household busy, and yes, it does often require the dad to take a brief step back from bonding with the baby initially. They cover all the secrets of parenting, from mastering the fake snore when your baby wakes up, to pretending not to smell their nappy for as long as possible. Naturally, sex was also covered – how it changes, not happening as often, being a little weird when it does happen and how men feel towards women with their body changes after pregnancy. [podcast]
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