Blood Found In Suspected Axe-Murdering Ex-Bull’s Car – Blood was found in an overdue rental car recovered from the home of former Blue Bulls’ player Phindile Joseph Ntshongwana, a policeman told the Durban High Court on Monday. Ntshongwana is charged with hacking four people to death with an axe. [news24]
Famous Brands Buys Fego Caffé and Europa - In line with its goal to get a bite out of the family casual dining sector, Famous Brands said on Monday that it had acquired the Europa brand and Fego Caffé from family-owned business Antimo Foods for an undisclosed sum. [bdlive]
Fidentia’s J Arthur Brown Bought Property And Vehicles With Investor Funds – Former Fidentia boss J Arthur Brown bought property and vehicles with investor funds, the Western Cape High Court heard on Monday. He also used money meant for investment to pay the salaries of his employees. [iol]
Donald Trump’s Kids Confronted Him Over Embarrassing Obama Vibe - Donald Trump’s hatred of Barack Obama allegedly led his three eldest kids to do an Obama-vention before the election. Eric, Donald Jr. and Ivanka discussed telling their dad to calm down, then decided collectively to approach Trump him. [nydailynews]
Team DA: Helen Zille On The Warpath - The DA’s federal congress has shown Helen Zille has made small but solid gains in the party as she guns for Gauteng at the 2014 national elections. [mail&guardian]
Police Probe How Romney Security Data Became New York City Parade Confetti - Police are investigating how shredded documents revealing confidential information, including details about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s motorcade, wound up as confetti on a Manhattan sidewalk during the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. [yahoo]
Robert De Niro’s Oscar ‘Playbook’ - Four decades in, the universe’s greatest actor is earning awards-season buzz again. [rollingstone]
310mph ‘Floating’ Trains Unveiled In Japan - The first of a new generation of high-speed, magnetic levitation trains has been unveiled in Japan, designed to operate at speeds of more than 310mph. [telegraph]
Northern England Hit By Severe Flooding - There are almost 200 flood warnings in place across England and Wales and nearly 300 less serious flood alerts following a weekend of almost non-stop pouring rain that left at least 800 homes swamped with water. [skynews]
Facebook Is Generating $1 Billion A Year From Its Ad Network - Bernstein Research analyst Carlos Kirjner calculates that Facebook’s ad exchange — which shows ads to Facebook users triggered by cookies that have tracked them from other web sites — is on course to generate $1 billion a year in revenues. [busins]
Facebook Stock Hits $25 For First Time Since July - Facebook stock opened at $24.94 a share on Monday and quickly rose more than $25 in early trading, the first time the stock has traded above that price since the end of July. [mashable]
Report: Google Prepping Touch-Screen Chromebooks - Touch-screen computing, led by iOS and Android, and now Windows 8, has become the most popular interface for leading-edge mobile devices. Now a new report coming from China claims that Google will be the latest company to offer a touch-screen laptop later this year. [pcmag]
Mr Gay Namibia Stripped Of Title For ‘Indecent Behaviour’ – The first Mr Gay Namibia has been stripped of his title, a mere six days before the end of his reign. The dismissal followed complaints by the organisers that Wendelinus Hamutenya was guilty of “indecent behaviour”. Notty! [channel24]
Larry Hagman: Dallas To Go On Without JR - The new series of TV drama Dallas is to be rewritten to reflect the death of actor Larry Hagman, who played scheming oil tycoon JR Ewing. [bbc]
Old SA Flag Will No Longer Fly At The Castle – Parliament has decided that the old South African flag will no longer flap at the Castle of Good Hope. But the move has been described as “childish” by the Freedom Front Plus. [timeslive]
Goldman Sachs: ‘A Frat On Steroids’ - Goldman Sachs recently released its list of the year’s promotions, and women make up just 14% of new lifetime partners. In the Atlantic, Marie Myung-Ok Lee writes of her time as an editor at the firm in the ’90s. Among some of the stories Lee shares about the company, which she calls “a giant man-cave” and which her friends dubbed “a frat on steroids.” [newser]
A Vogue Cover Girl At Just 17! Kendall Jenner’s Modelling Career Goes From Strength To Strength - Kim had to wait until the grand old age of 31 to make her first Vogue cover (Italian men’s edition). No wonder she is is a touch jealous of little sister Kendall Jenner’s appearance on the cover of Australian Miss Vogue, at just 17. [dailymail]
US Site Publishes Mugshots Until You Pay To Have Them Removed – That’s the dilemma facing people across the country as a backlash rises against mug-shot websites that demand that people pay up to have their pictures removed, even if they were never convicted of a crime. [thedaily]
Lindsay Lohan Devastated’By ‘Liz & Dick’ Criticism – Friends say Lindsay Lohan wasn’t prepared for the harsh criticism of her Lifetime movie “Liz & Dick.” And instead of providing the career comeback the troubled star expected, her performance has left many wondering if she will ever be taken seriously as an actress again. [huffers]
The 10 Wildest Led Zeppelin Facts – Has any band inspired as much myth and misinformation as Led Zeppelin? Amazingly, they weren’t all bullshit. Here’s a guide to what’s true, what isn’t and what’s stuck somewhere in between. [rollingstone]
COMING UP TODAY
General Supplements and how they impact your wellbeing – On Health Watch today at 12h45, Professor Patrick Bouic talks us through why we should and shouldn’t take certain supplements, their effects and which to steer clear from – you will be suprised by what these ones do to your body. Don’t miss it on the Just Josie Show today. [healthwatch]
Festive Season Road Safety For Your Children – Tonight we take a look at road safety with your kids ahead of the festive season. We find out some shocking truths about how many parents drive with their kids and look at a useful website that aims to curb these bad habits by naming and shaming parents. We’ll also take a look at some new innovative products aimed at making car journeys safer. Plenty of prizes up for grabs as usual. Tune in from 7pm. [mommymatters]
Liezel Vand Der Westhuizen In Studio – She’s an MC, model, radio host, number 18 in the FHM Top 100 Sexiest Woman and a Triatheleteshe. She was also nominated as one of the Mail & Gaudian’s Top 200 young South Africans and has a Masters degree in Communication. She has recently stopped being the anchor on SABC3′s Expresso Show. Kamini chats to her at 15h00 today about her life on and off camera. [2ovfm]
Agency Focus – Y & R Advertising – Y&R Cape Town’s business unit director, Rowena Fester. With 17 years in consumer communications and support to marketing departments, Rowena has built her experience by working on high profile global and local brands across the spectrum from FMCG and fast food to financial services. Y&R (www.whyweare.co.za) is a full service creative powerhouse. ‘Resist the Usual’ isn’t just the company’s mantra that founder Ray Rubicam coined, it’s the company’s DNA – how it hires employees, approach client challenges and how it develops creative ideas that build brands and business. They chat traditional vs digital advertising, how much work Y&R are doing with mobile, current advertising trends, special projects Y&R are currently working on and advertising measurement. [podcast]
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