Drug Dealers, Gun Runners And Britain’s Biggest Bank - Britain’s biggest bank HSBC is at the centre of a major HM Revenue and Customs investigation after it opened offshore accounts in Jersey for serious criminals living in this country, The Telegraph can disclose. [telegraph]
City Press Wins Battle To Access Malema Documents - The refusal of three companies to give City Press newspaper access to its share registers was criminal, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria found. [news24]
60,000 Without Power In Ny And NJ After Last Night’s Storm – A nor’easter blustered into New York and New Jersey on Wednesday with rain and wet snow, plunging homes right back into darkness, stopping commuter trains again and inflicting another round of misery on thousands of people still reeling from Superstorm Sandy’s blow more than a week ago. [ap]
You Can’t Be Gay In Malawi – Again – The Malawian government has back-tracked on its decision to suspend arrests of gay people after churches fiercely criticised the move. [timeslive]
Iranian Blogger Tortured To Death - The death of an Iranian blogger has been reported by his family a week after he was taken into custody. Sattar Beheshti, 35, was arrested by Iranian police on charges of “actions against national security on social networks and Facebook.” [bbc]
iPhone Falls to Galaxy S III as World’s Most Popular Smartphone - Samsung may have lost big to Apple in the courtroom, but it’s just scored a victory in the marketplace. The Samsung Galaxy S III has stolen the title of the world’s most popular smartphone from the iPhone for the third quarter of 2012, according to data from Strategy Analytics. The victory, however, likely won’t stick. [mashable]
Romney Was ‘Shellshocked’ By Loss – Mitt Romney’s campaign got its first hint something was wrong on the afternoon of Election Day, when state campaign workers on the ground began reporting huge turnout in areas favorable to President Obama: northeastern Ohio, northern Virginia, central Florida and Miami-Dade. [cbsnews]
Sasha Obama Caught On Camera Giving Her Dad A Tip Not To Ignore People Behind Him [Video] – As the entire Obama family walked on stage to greet the 10,000 person crowd celebrating the president’s election night victory in Chicago, 11-year-old Sasha Obama issued a small reminder to her father, who really should know better. [upi]
Australia Twitter-Shames The Crap Out of Random Teen Who Threatens to Move Down Under After Obama Win - In the run-up to, and immediate aftermath of, every presidential election there will be those who say they are moving to [insert foreign country here] if their candidate’s main challenger wins. See how this person punished themselves. [gawker]
An Analysis Of A Perpetual Motion Machine - Everyone loves perpetual motion machines. They are a representation of the highest level of creativity in finding loopholes in the laws of physics. Let’s take a look at this one. [wired]
Jemaine Jackson Is Changing His Surname – Jermaine Jackson has filed a request to legally CHANGE his last name … trading out “Jackson” for “Jacksun.” Jermaine filed a petition for a change of name with L.A. County Superior Court yesterday asking for the change in nomenclature. [ap]
Russell Brand On P0rn [Video] – “Well, to tell you the truth — let’s face it. Porn is a bit of a dark place, isn’t it? People are exploited. But try not to think that while you’re masturbating. It will ruin it.” [huffpo]
COMING UP TODAY
The Premier Show With Seth And Bruce 10h00 to 13h00 – Easing you into your Friday, Seth and Bruce discuss the topics of the day, with a smattering of sport, entertainment and finance. Powered by Jack Daniels! [2ovfm]
John McInroy from Red Socks Friday joins 2 Girls, 1 Mic at 13h00 today, followed by Dene Botha who recently spent 48 hours living on the street for #WalkTheWalk. They will also be giving away an After Eden Lingerie voucher as well as tickets to The World Music Festival. Tune in from 13h00-15h00 today and watch @2ovfm on twitter. [2girls1mic]
Graphic Vs Organic – It’s A Print-Off! – Prints of one form or another are always key trends to watch. This season however, has left our heads spinning with a huge array of designs, from soft and pretty florals to bold geometric shapes. There seems to be n print out of place this summer. And if you think prints are just a passing phase, think again. Even into next summer, the trend continues to play out. Leather, neons and prints, whether they’re bold or floral inspired dainty prints, are in the fashion Do’s for this season. The podcast is also filled with tips on how to rock clashing prints – you have to be very bold to do this! If you’re a little shy to go all-out-print though, listen in on how to wear the latest international runway trends on your nails, shoes and accessories! [podcast]
Search Marketing – Making Your Company Visible Online – This week’s Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show focussed on search marketing and how to make your company visible online. The studio guest was Peter Olivier, qualified SEO professional and digital marketing strategist for AdMakers International. In the podcast below, they discuss the role of search marketing within companies and exactly what marketers and business owners need to know about search marketing. [podcast]
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