The Majority Of SA’s Internet Users Are Black – The majority of South Africa’s internet users are young, black, and access the worldwide web using cellphones, the SA Network Society Project said. [news24]
The Results For Last Night’s $500 Million Powerball Lottery – The Powerball winning numbers for Nov. 28, 2012 were announced at 10:59 p.m. Wednesday’s Powerball results are 5, 16, 22, 23, 29, and the red Powerball number is 6. The estimated jackpot at the time of drawing was $550 million annuity, and the cash option was $360.2 million. [exam]
Top SA Cyclist Couldn’t Succeed In Europe Unless He Took Drugs – Former professional cyclist Malcolm Lange claims in his new book he spent most of his career racing domestically after escaping Europe’s doping trend. [mail&guardian]
Nokia Tries To Ban All Blackberry Phones – Nokia has asked a California court to enforce an arbitration award that would prevent Research In Motion from selling products with wireless LAN capabilities until the companies can agree on patent royalty rates. [compuworld]
Judgement Day For Rupert Murdoch, Piers Morgan And The Gang – Media mogul Rupert Murdoch, CNN anchor Piers Morgan and the entire British newspaper industry are braced for their very own judgment day. Thursday will see the publication of a report by a major U.K. inquiry into the phone-hacking scandal. [nbcnews]
7-Year-Old Sparks Controversy As Treatment Includes Marijuana – When 7-year-old Mykayla Comstock was diagnosed with leukemia in July, it was less than three days before her mother filed Oregon medical marijuana paperwork so the child could take lime-flavored capsules filled with cannabis oil. [abcnews]
17 Lottery Winners Who Blew It All – As most of us salivate over the $500 million Powerball prize, we’d like to remind people that winning the lottery will not solve all your problems. In fact, many people’s lives became notably worse after they got super rich [busins]
BP Is Now Banned From Landing New US Government Contracts – BP has been temporarily suspended from new contracts with the US government, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has said. [bbc]
Cosatu Threatens To Destroy Toll Booths – Cosatu has threatened to destroy tollbooths and continue a campaign of mass action if government fails to stop the implementation of e-tolling. Yes! Brilliant guys – great solution! [dailymaverick]
Apple Could Make A $200 iPhone For Emerging Markets – Apple’s share of the smartphone market in emerging markets could get a boost in the future from a cheaper iPhone. [macobs]
New Software Blocks All Ads On Mobile – Adverts on mobiles could become a thing of the past after the company behind the world’s most downloaded online ad-blocking software announced plans to launch a mobile version of its product. [ft]
London To Sydney In 4 Hours – We’re Nearly There – British engineers have successfully tested a key component of an engine that could power a spaceplane from London to Sydney in under four hours. [skynews]
The Brits Are Really Into Their Man-Boob Surgery – The number of men in the UK undergoing breast reduction surgery is continuing to rise. Figures from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) show 790 men underwent the procedure in 2011. [bbc]
Revealed: Online Piracy HELPS The Movie Industry – In January, the MPAA shut down the online file locker service MegaUpload, claiming its users were uploading and sharing copyrighted films. Despite its closure and criminal charges against its CEO, Kim Dotcom, Internet-based movie sharing is stronger than ever. And a new study suggests it might financially benefit the film industry. [thedaily]
Obama And Romney Will Meet Privately At The White House Today – President Barack Obama will host his former political rival Mitt Romney for a private lunch at the White House Thursday, their first meeting since the election. [boston]
Mitt Romney Tops GQ’s ‘Least Influential Of 2012’ List – First Place: Mitt Romney – Was anyone inspired by Mitt Romney? Did anyone vote enthusiastically for Mitt Romney? Of course not. Voting for Romney is like hooking up with the last single person at the bar at 4 a.m. [gq]
North Korea’s Illegal Weapons Pipeline Flows On – Illegal shipments of missile technology and weapons from North Korea have flowed unabated under the leadership of Kim Jong Eun, dashing Western hopes that Pyongyang’s new leader might moderate his country’s aggressive proliferation activities. [wsj]
The Makers Of Downton Abbey Are Making A 19th Century New York Version – Julian Fellowes, creator of Downton Abbey, is writing an American period drama following the lives of the wealthy in 19th century New York. The Gilded Age has been commissioned by NBC, the US network, and a pilot episode is in development. [telegraph]
Demi Moore’s New Toyboy Is Two Years Older Than Her Daughter – Demi Moore is back in the arms of another much younger man after splitting with husband Ashton Kutcher. Moore, 50, has been quietly spending time with Vito Schnabel, the dapper art dealer son of star painter Julian, who, at 26, is about half her age. [nypost]
Silent Euromillions Lotto Winner Has Until Wednesday To Claim $100 Million Prize – The winner of a lottery prize worth more than $100 million will lose the money if the ticket holder does not come forward in the next few days, organizers in the U.K. warned Wednesday. [nbcnews]
Important News: Jessica Simpson Is Pregnant Again – After shedding a massive amount of weight she gained from having daughter Maxwell Drew, she may gain it all back again as the singer/fashion designer is rumored to be pregnant once again. Whoever is doing this to her, please stop. [nypost]
Are We Overdosing On Health Supplements? The misconception most people have is that they need to get health supplements to balance it out their bad eating. It doesn’t always work that way. [2ovfm]
Someone Named Their Daughter ‘Hashtag’ – For reasons that seem less than entirely obvious, the parents of a little girl apparently decide to give her a unique moniker. And it isn’t Monica. [cnet]
COMING UP TODAY
Maya On Money – Maya On Money is a finance feature, hosted by Maya Fisher-French. She will be teaming up with the Just Josie lunch show at 12h30 every Thursday, to bring us simple and useful finance tips. [mayaonmoney]
Shark’s Captain Keegan Daniel With Bailey Schneider – Sharks Rugby Team Captain and Springbok player, Keegan Daniel joins Bailey Schneider from 14h00-15h00 today. They chat about his career and becoming a Legacy Lifestyle Ambassador, ahead of the Legacy Lifestyle event in Cape Town tonight. [baileyschneider]
Bob’s Weekend Getaways – Morrells Exclusive Boutique – Perfect destinations not too far from Johannesburg and Cape Town. See below to find out where Bob’s next Johannesburg weekend getaway destination will be, a mere 20 mins from the JHB CBD. Morrells Boutique venue has all the elements that create a truly unforgettable occasion. From the moment you walk through the gates you are enchanted by the beautiful olive grove and enveloped by the smell of lavender and roses, feeling as if you where in the south of France. “La Maison” incorporates the piano room and chapel with an all-encompassing garden. Listen to the podcast where Bob and Dan chatted to owner Bernice Morrell, about this establishment, why this destination is so popular and why this place gives you peace right in the middle of Johannesburg. They also give away a weekend stay! Listen to find out how you can win weekly with this feature! [podcast]
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