McAfee: “They Will Kill Me If They Find Me” – As Belizean police combed the property of antivirus pioneer John McAfee, he was closer than they could have known. He’d seen them coming, and says he hid — burying himself in the sand with a cardboard box over his head so he could breathe. “It was extraordinarily uncomfortable,” he says, “But they will kill me if they find me.” [wired]
Police Foil Prince Charles Horse Manure Attack – Police say they caught a New Zealand man before he had a chance to throw a bucket of horse manure over Prince Charles and his wife Camilla during a royal visit to the Pacific nation. [csmonitor]
Stolen Art Found 1,000km Away In A Port Elizabeth Cemetery – The four pieces of art recovered at a private cemetery in Port Elizabeth have been confirmed as the originals stolen from the Pretoria Art Museum at the weekend, an official said on Tuesday. [news24]
SA Platinum Is In Big Trouble – According to British chemicals and precious metals company Johnson Matthey’s 2012 interim platinum review, South African supplies are predicted to fall 12% to 4.25-million ounces – Their lowest level in 11 years because of strikes at platinum mines. [bdlive]
Rhino Poaching Could Reach New High – There has been a sharp increase in poaching activity in recent months. They show 25 rhino were illegally killed for their horns in June this year. This rose to 49 in July, 63 in August, 62 in September, and 75 last month. So far this month, 40 rhino have been killed. [mail&guardian]
Abu Qatada Release: Cameron ‘Fed Up’ – Prime Minister David Cameron says he is “completely fed up” about the release on bail of Abu Qatada after the Muslim cleric won his deportation appeal. [bbc]
Petraeus Scandal Widens, Snares U.S. Commander In Afghanistan – The scandal that felled CIA Director David Petraeus widened on Tuesday to snare the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Marine General John Allen, who was being investigated for “flirtatious” communications with a woman at the center of the case. [reuters]
Victoria’s Secret Apologises For Native American Vibe – Lingerie maker Victoria’s Secret’s annual fashion show is typically an extravagant display of all the ways that underwear can tip into costume. This year one leopard-print outfit featuring a Native American headdress has the retailer apologizing profusely. [latimes]
Frankie Dettori Faces Inquiry Following Positive Test – Frankie Dettori’s 2012 season, which ended with him parting company with Sheikh Mohammed’s Godolphin after 18 years as stable jockey, got a whole lot worse on Tuesday when it was announced he had failed a drugs test while riding in France in September. [telegraph]
Secrecy Bill: ANC Agrees To Cwele’s Changes – The ANC agreed on Tuesday to some of State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele’s hawkish proposals on the Protection of State Information Bill. [mail&guardian]
France’s Champagne Harvest Worst In Years – With its economy sliding into recession, France could use a bit of cheering up as the holiday season approaches. Instead, it got this news: The champagne harvest is down 40 percent this year, as vineyards were ravaged by hailstorms, wet weather, and fungus. [bloomberg]
Dropbox Hits 100 Million Users – Dropbox, the online storage company, said Tuesday that it had surpassed 100 million users. The company said it quadrupled its user base in the last year, and it attributed its rapid growth to more consumers and small businesses porting their personal and professional files to the Internet. [nytimes]
450,000 Sign Petition Urging Macy’s to Fire Donald Trump [Video] – MoveOn.org is accusing the “Apprentice” star of sexism, denying climate change and participating in the “racially charged” birtherism movement. Is it possible Macy’s would tell Donald Trump, “You’re fired”? [hollyrep]
Diamond Sells For R185 Million – Christie’s has auctioned off the famed Archduke Joseph Diamond for US$21,474,525 including commission, a world auction record price per carat for a colourless diamond. [stuff]
Cape Paedophile Convicted – Paedophile Johannes Kleinhans was found guilty on 95 counts, including the sexual assault of three girls, by the Parow Magistrate’s Court in Cape Town on Tuesday. [iol]
Louis Vuitton’s First Ever TV Commercial [Video] – After teasing a 10 second clip last week, the house has just released their first-ever full-length television spot. [styleite]
GIF Beats Out YOLO to Become the Oxford American Dictionaries’ 2012 Word of the Year – 2012, it seems, is the year the GIF finally receives the recognition it deserves. [betabeat]
Auction For Andy Warhol Foundation Fetches $17 Million – The first in a series of live and online auctions to raise funds for the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has taken in over $17 million. [cbs]
LA Twilight Premiere Hysteria – Almost 3,000 fans camped out in Los Angeles for the final premiere of the “Twilight” series, “Breaking Dawn: Part 2.” Last year, half that number pitched their tents for a chance at a glimpse of RPatz, KStew and co. [thedaily]
Flashback: Billy Joel Performs ‘Piano Man’ on the BBC in 1975 – It would take him four years to prove he wasn’t a one-hit wonder. Watch… [rollingstone]
Microsoft ‘Halo 4’ sSles Hit $220 Million On Launch Day – Microsoft Corp said its “Halo 4” video game racked up $220 million in global sales on its launch day, beating records set by previous installments of the hit series. [reuters]
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]
DJ Euphonik WIth Bailey Schneider #TotalBlackout – Arguably one of South Africa’s most sought after DJ’s and recently included in the Mail & Guardian’s Top 300 young South Africans, Themba Nkosi aka Euphonik has scaled the ranks of DJ, producer and radio presenter territory in an incredibly short space of time. This coupled with his fun and ambitious personality make for a winning combination and is the reason that Euphonik is currently at the cutting edge of the house music scene in South Africa. He joins Bailey Schneider, broadcasting live from our Melrose Arch studio in JHB, to chat about his latest album, “For The Love Of House – Total Blackout” which launched last night. You can’t miss this! Tune in from 14h00-15h00 today for a sneak peak at this season’s hottest house album! [2ovfm]
Matthew Proudfoot On Front Row Grunt – Former Blue Bulls and Scotland prop, Varsity Cup winning coach, and now forward coach of WP and the Stormers joins Tank Lanning On The Front Row Grunt from 17h00-18h00. Aside from getting to know him as a person, they’ll talk about his time as a player and coach, the Currie Cup, the Boks thus far, the Boks against Ireland, the Bok team selected today and the Bok game against Scotland. [frontrowgrunt]
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