Donald Trump In Astonishing Twitter Rant After Barack Obama Wins US Election – Donald Trump, the billionaire property mogul, went into meltdown on Twitter, launching an extraordinary rant in the wake of Barack Obama’s election win. [telegraph]
1 Dead, 20 Injured Following Tower Collapse At Linkin Park Concert In Cape Town – Cape Town was visited by some distant cousin of hurricane Sandy yesterday, nailing the Atlantic Seaboard and City Bowl with 50km/h winds. Sadly for some concert goers, a massive advertising tower was blown over at Cape Town stadium, crashing to the ground, killing 1 and injuring 20+ others. [2ov]
Stocks Slump Following Obama Win – Investors reacted gloomily today to news of the re-election of U.S. President Barack Obama, which maintains the status quo of a gridlocked U.S. government with the House and Senate divided along partisan lines. [cbc]
How Did The US Conservative Media Get It So Wrong? – Barack Obama just trounced a Republican opponent for the second time. But unlike four years ago, when most conservatives saw it coming, Tuesday’s result was, for them, an unpleasant surprise. [atlantic]
Riots In The US As The Racist Minority Protest Obama Win – A protest at the University of Mississippi against the re-election of President Barack Obama grew into crowd of about 400 people with shouted racial slurs as rumors of a riot spread on social media. Two people were arrested on minor charges. [abcnews]
Roseanne Barr Came Fifth In The US Election – Roseanne Barr’s campaign for president of the United States might not have been as vehement as those of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, but the comedian managed to place fifth in the 2012 general election. [huffpo]
President Zuma Gets In Early To Congratulate Obama – South Africa President Jacob Zuma was one of the first to congratulate Obama, saying in a statement: “We value our relations with the United States and look forward to strengthening bilateral cooperation in the years to come.” [mail&guardian]
Zuma Receives 600 Desperate Letters From SA Kids – Desperate for President Jacob Zuma’s attention, hundreds of Limpopo pupils recently wrote heart-wrenching letters to him begging for his help. The letters, penned by disheartened primary and high school children, are a far cry from the serious, well-thought-out documents Zuma is accustomed to finding on his desk. [timeslive]
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New York And New Jersey Have To Evacuate Again – A wintry storm dropped snow and rain on the Northeast on Wednesday, bringing dangerous winds and knocking out power in a region where hundreds of thousands were still in the dark after Superstorm Sandy. [reuters]
Heidi Klum Is ‘Very Happy’ With Her South African Boyfriend – On Tuesday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Heidi opened up about her relationship with bodyguard Martin Kristen. “I’m very happy,” she said with a smile, making a roller coaster with her hands to show that her personal life had been up-and-down in recent months. [eonline]
New Dinosaur Named After Something From The Lord Of The Rings – Named after the demonic Eye of Sauron from the Lord of the Rings films, a new species of flesh-ripping dinosaur terrorized North Africa some 95 million years ago, a new study says. [natgeo]
Apple’s Software Boss Takes a Seat at Ferrari’s Table – Eddy Cue, the tech titan’s vice president of internet software and services, was named to Ferrari’s board of directors on the same day the Italian automaker announced record-setting sales for the first nine months of the year. [wired]
Bradley Wiggins In Hospital After Being Hit By Van – The Tour de France winner (whatever that means) and multiple Olympic gold medallist Bradley Wiggins has been left with rib injuries and a dislocated finger after being hit by a van while out training on Wednesday evening. [guardian]
‘Innocence Of Muslims’ Producer Sentenced To Year In Prison – The producer of the anti-Islam film The Innocence Of Muslims has been sentenced to a year in federal prison for probation violations. Mark Basseley Youssef, aka Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, admitted in a hearing in Los Angeles today to four allegations of using fake identities. [deadline]
Modern Family Child Star Removed From Parents Care, Following Emotional Abuse – Ariel Winter, the 14-year-old actress who plays Alex Dunphy on “Modern Family,” has been removed from her home by a judge in the wake of serious allegations of physical and emotional abuse by her mother. [tmz]
Banyana Banyana Are In the Final – Banyana Banyana will face hosts Equatorial Guinea in the final of the African Women’s Championships after bagging a 1-0 win over giants Nigeria in their semi-final in Bata on Wednesday night. Well done, girls – we’re 100% behind you. [sport24]
Harrison Ford Excited About The Return Of Han Solo – Harrison Ford is open to the idea of bringing Han Solo back to life on the silver screen in 2015, according to sources close to the just-announced Star Wars sequel, but don’t be surprised if his contract includes a mandatory death scene for the sly old space smuggler. [insmov]
Listen: Rolling Stones Get Rowdy On ‘One More Shot’ – In late August, the Rolling Stones gathered in a Paris studio to record two new songs for GRRR!, a 50th anniversary hits collection to be released November 13th. While “Doom and Gloom,” a political rocker written by Mick Jagger, was released last month, today “One More Shot” appeared on YouTube ahead of its official premiere on Thursday. [rollingstone]
The Famous Kommetjie Festival Takes Place Saturday 24 November This Year – Kommetjie’s unique vibe will be in effect at the Kommetjie Festival on Saturday 24 November, from 9am til your dancing shoes fall apart. Fun runs, family walks along the boardwalk, surfing competitions, ‘Anything That Floats’ competition, skate board park, Ms Kommetjie pageant, skydiving, rescue demo by NSRI, the Harley Club will be there and tons of food and partying and more! Be there. [kommetjie.org]
COMING UP TODAY
Maya On Money – Maya On Money is a finance feature, hosted by Maya Fisher-French. She will be teaming up with the Just Josie lunch show at 12h30 every Thursday, to bring us simple and useful finance tips. [mayaonmoney]
Former Miss SA Nicole Flint With Bailey Schneider – The 24-year-old Pretoria born beauty, who was crowned in 2009 joins Bailey from 14h00-15h00 today to chat life after Miss SA and her recent acting stint in the award-winning pay channel soapie The Wild. [baileyschneider]
Rolling Stone Debuting Yoav’s Brand New Track – This week on the charts there are some tasty treats, from Yoav’s brand new track, to Wild Youth and aKing. The lads from the Rolling Stone office were in debuting their rock tunes topping the charts in their magazine this month. Some proudly South African music coming through on the airwaves. Find out all the juicy bits they’ve added into the magazine this month, and the tunes in between as a treat. [podcast]
Bob’s weekend Getaways – Tamodi Guest Lodge – The beautiful Tamodi Guest Lodge and Stables were created by Lynne and Owen Johnston out of their passion for horses and the magnificent valleys of the Crags. This love has transcended into a truly luxurious bed and breakfast in Plettenberg Bay, perfect for a quiet and tranquil holiday focusing on the outdoors. Bob chats to Owen Johnson about this establishment, and how there is never a dull moment on their farm, which allows you to explore at your own leisure and convenience. [podcast]
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