Cellphone Radiation Is Harmful To Your Baby – Attention pregnant women: put down your cellphone. Cellphone radiation exposure during pregnancy impacts fetal brain development and may cause hyperactivity, Yale School of Medicine researchers say. [dailymail]
ANC Backtracks On No Confidence Vote – The ANC has backtracked on a decision to block the no confidence vote tabled against President Jacob Zuma in Parliament. [mail&guardian]
John McAfee Disguised As Guatemalan Street Hawker With a Limp’ – Software millionaire John McAfee – on the run from Belize’s police – has disguised himself as a Guatemalan street seller and a drunk German, he has claimed on his blog. [telegraph]
New Hopes Over Israel-Gaza Truce Even As Death-Toll Rises – Up to 100 people have died in Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip over the last six days, Hamas has claimed, as Israel said it would prefer a ‘diplomatic’ solution to the current conflict. [metro]
Metallica Is Coming To SA – Big Concerts announced on Monday that US heavy metal band Metallica will be performing in South Africa next year. [channel24]
France Stripped Of AAA Rating – Moody’s stripped France of its prized triple-A badge on Monday, cutting the sovereign credit rating on Europe’s No. 2 economy by one notch to Aa1 from Aaa, citing an uncertain fiscal outlook and deteriorating economy. [reuters]
The Queen And Prince Philip Have Been Married 65 Years Today – The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary today. The royal couple are spending the day together privately at Buckingham Palace after attending the Royal Variety Performance last night. [itv]
Oprah Uses Her iPad To Tweet How She Loves The Microsoft Surface – Oprah hasn’t been shy about her love for the MS Surface. In early November, she claimed that it was one of her favorite things. This morning, she tweeted that she has bought 12 for Christmas gifts. She sent that using Twitter for iPad. [techcrunch]
Brad And Angelina Invited To Jen’s Wedding – Justin Theroux has reportedly invited Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to his wedding with Jennifer Aniston. The actor has allegedly added the two unexpected names to the guest list for his upcoming nuptials to the former Friends star. [newsau]
Obama Makes History As First US President To Visit Country – On a history-making trip, President Barack Obama on Monday paid the first visit by an American leader to Myanmar and Cambodia, two Asian countries with troubled histories, one on the mend and the other still a cause of concern. [huffers]
MC Hammer Performs Gangnam Style With Psy At AMA Awards [Video] – At the American Music Awards, South Korean rapper PSY performed “Gangnam Style” with a special guest: MC Hammer. The performance was a mix of Gangnam Style and MC Hammer’s “Too Legit.” [digitaljournal]
Facebook Needs To Accept It Is Just A Time Waster – people go to FB with the expectation that it is very likely they will stay on FB for an extended period of time. In fact we spend more than 26 minutes per day on FB. As this study said, FB is an alternative to boredom. FB is far more like TV than it is Google Search. [bizins]
Madoff’s Accountants’ Son Kills Himself – The son of Bernard Madoff’s longtime accountant, who himself pleaded guilty to securities fraud in the scandal centered on the disgraced financier, has committed suicide in central Ohio, authorities said. [abcnews]
Beckham To Play Last Game For LA Galaxy – Football legend David Beckham says he will play his final game with the Los Angeles Galaxy when the Major League Soccer club hosts the league championship early next month. [afp]
‘The Hobbit’ Production Responsible for Up to 27 Animal Deaths – Peter Jackson’s spokesperson acknowledges that horses, goats, chickens and one sheep died at the farm near Wellington, New Zealand, where about 150 animals were housed for the trilogy — but says some of the deaths were from natural causes. [hollyrep]
Bieber And Gomez Back In The Mix – It seems Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez’s rocky romance is officially back on. They were spotted after the American Music Awards in holding hands outside Bootsy Bellows in Hollywood, before Bieber was sighted leaving her LA home on Monday morning, wearing his same black outfit and red studded shoes. [dailymail]
David Beckham Is The New Face Of Breitling – International sports celebrity and style icon, David Beckham, is the new face for the Breitling Transocean Chronograph Unitime worldtimer watch. The soccer star recently shot his first series of ads on the Mojave Air & Space Port in California, standing in front of a private jet wearing his watch. [luxuo]
Taylor Swift Is Getting Death Threats Now That She Is Tapping A Guy From One Direction – Taylor Swift has become the latest victim of twitter trolls, after she recieved death threats over her rumoured romance with Harry Styles. [sugscap]
COMING UP TODAY
Fast foods and it’s impact on your general health – On today’s Health Watch Feature with Professor Patrick Bouic, he chats about the true effects of fast foods, when you should and should be indulging and how to keep it under control. Tune in at 12h45 to the Just Josie show to catch the interview. [healthwatch]
Child Sleep Training On Mommy Matters – This week on the Mommy Matters Show with Jess and Kath, they’ll be taking a look into creating good sleep patterns with your little ones, methods of Sleep Training, and discussing this growing “industry” surrounding sleep training and if it is indeed possible to train every child. Listen out for the winners of the Huggies Hamper and the awesome JeanKelly bag Competitions, and as usual stand a chance to win, only by being part of the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. Tune in from 7pm. [mommymatters]
Lucy Kruger Acoustic Session – Lucy Kruger is a new talent who brings a fresh take to local indie-rock with easy, honest songwriting and a sexy, crooning voice. She was on the Just Josie Show playing an acoustic set of a couple of her brand new tracks. Enjoy her foot-tapping, sensual performance in the podcast! [podcast]
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