CIA Director, David Patraeus Resigns, Amid Explosive Affair – Paula Broadwell, a Harvard researcher who co-wrote a biography of David Petraeus, is the woman with whom the retired four-star general had an affair, prompting his abrupt resignation on Friday as director of the CIA. [huffpo]
David Petraeus Affair: Second Woman In Emails Identified – The FBI investigation into General David Petraeus’s extramarital affair was reportedly triggered by a string of harassing emails sent by his mistress to a perceived love rival, warning her to “stay away from my guy”. [telegraph]
‘ANC Branch’ Nominates Motlanthe For ANC President – The branches of senior ANC leaders close to President Jacob Zuma have nominated Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe as ANC leader. [mail&guardian]
Horrific Fire Burns Down 100 Houses In St. Francis – At least 100 houses burnt down in a raging fire at St Francis Bay in the Eastern Cape, Kouga Municipality said on Sunday. [news24]
BBC Chief Quits – The BBC’s top executive resigned Saturday night after the prestigious broadcaster’s marquee news magazine wrongly implicated a British politician in a child sex-abuse scandal. [guardian]
For Obama, Survival Is The New Winning – A subtle message about things to come may have been planted in the victory speech. The re-elected President, having proved that he can win by brawling and not just by floating on gossamer dreams, announced a new era of mature discipline. [time]
The New James Bond ‘Skyfall’ Is Making A Lot Of Money – James Bond’s “Skyfall” has extended its worldwide box-office rule to North America, hauling in a franchise-record $87.8 million in its first weekend at U.S. theaters. [bosther]
HTC And Apple Reach Global Settlement – Taiwan’s leading smartphone maker HTC says it has reached a global settlement with technology giant Apple, bringing an end to all outstanding litigation between the two companies. [heraldsun]
Hawks Kill Kruger Poacher – The Hawks on Sunday shot dead an alleged rhino poacher and injured another during a shootout in the Kruger National Park. [news24]
Mitt Romney Is Losing 847 Facebook Friends An Hour – It turns out many of Mitt Romney’s Facebook friends weren’t real friends at all: In the three days after Romney conceded the Presidential election to Barack Obama, more than 50,000 users have unliked his page. [mashable]
Microsoft Demos Instant English-Chinese Translation – Software that can translate spoken English into spoken Chinese almost instantly has been demonstrated by Microsoft. [bbc]
Elton John Is ‘Expecting’ His Second Child – Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish are reportedly expecting a sibling for their son Zachary, who will be two on Christmas Day. [skynews]
Web Radio Growing Faster Than Expected – For the quarter ending in June, the audience for Internet radio services in the United States, which include companies such as Pandora Media, grew 27 percent from the same period a year earlier. [cnet]
Taylor Swift Dominates MTV Awards – Taylor Swift made up for disappointment at the Country Music Association awards with three prizes on Sunday at the MTV Europe Music Awards, one of the biggest nights in pop outside the United States. The Biebmeister also took home three. [reuters]
Nine Year Old Blows Parents Life Savings On Sweets – A nine-year-old boy has emptied his parents’ piggy bank, spending almost $4,000 on candy in the Ukrainian city of Konotop, the Ukrainian edition of Russia’s Komsomolskaya Pravda daily said on Wednesday. [rian]
HSBC Investigation: Singer James Blunt On List Of Jersey Accounts – James Blunt, one of Britain’s most successful pop singers, has been identified in a leaked list of HSBC offshore customers in Jersey which has led to an HM Revenue and Customs investigation. [telegraph]
Modern Family Kid Was Found In Bed With A Man – Remember the story about her mom abusing her? Well the mother of Modern Family star Ariel Winter filed an incident report with the LA Sheriff’s Dep. after she allegedly caught her 14-year-old daughter engaged in a sexual act with an 18-year-old man. [celebuzz]
Mick Jagger’s Love Letters Going On Auction – Handwritten letters from Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger to his former lover Marsha Hunt will be auctioned in London next month. Wait ’til you see what he said about John and Yoko in those letters.. [daily]
Justin Bieber And Selena Gomez Are Overs – Selena Gomez broke up with Justin Bieber because she couldnt trust him, it has been claimed. Bieber is yet to confirm the split, but he did say something about it in an interview on Saturday. Click for more. [heraldsun]
Nine Things You Didn’t Know About The Beatles – The “Fifth Beatle” has become synonymous with people who were at one time closely associated with the Fab Four. But for fifteen months in the early 1960s, The Beatles were, in fact, a quintet. Click for more cool facts. [busins]
Adorable Moment – Baboon Adopts Stray Kitten [Video] – This is one of the cutest inter-species relationships we’ve seen recently. A baboon at an Israeli petting zoo has adopted a tiny kitten that strayed into its cage. [huffers]
New Bridget Jones Novel For 2013 Release – A third Bridget Jones movie may be up in the air, but author Helen Fielding has revealed that a new book is due in 2013. [entwise]
Why Are Half A Million People Poking This Giant Cube? – Half a million players so far have registered to help destroy the 64 billion tiny blocks that compose that one gigantic cube, all working in tandem toward a singular goal: discovering the secret that Curiosity‘s creator says awaits one lucky player inside. That’s right: After millions of man-hours of work, only one player will ever see the center of the cube. [wired]
COMING UP TODAY
Dane Taylor Trio Acoustic Session – The Dane Taylor Trio is a Power-Blues/Rock band from Cape Town. Heavily influenced by great artists such as Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, The Raconteurs, Kings Of Leon and John Mayer, the trio portray a keen sense of melody and groove which keeps them honest and energetic. They’ll be playing an acoustic set on the Just Josie Show at 13h00 today! [justjosie]
Tones Of Note – Hosted by Rus Nerwich, SA saxophonist, composer, writer and actor, this show will wire you into the the musical mainframe. Exploring Jazz and all its branches, exploring modern neo-soul and hip hop, and its roots in blues, reggae and folk music. Tune in from 20h00-22h00. [tonesofnote]
Defending And Rationalising Your Daily Coffee Expenditure – 8 out of 10 women buy coffee on a daily basis, adding up to about R500 a month. This is a lot of money when you think in terms of saving this R500 a month and investing it in unit trusts with a pretty average return of 10%. In 10 years, you will have saved a whopping R100 000! BUT, to justify spending on your daily coffee fix, one also needs to take into account what that cup of coffee is giving you everyday. Is it really just the R15 per day, or is it an hour of down time spent relaxing? Time spent with a friend? A much needed change in your work environment to keep you motivated? In the podcast, Maya chats about a recent survey conducted with women regarding money. Listen in to find out how you should be balancing these ways of spending all the time, but not against debt, rather against other purchases. [podcast]
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