Miss SA Caught In Nude Picture Scandal – Reigning Miss South Africa Melinda Bam and the pageant owners, South International, became the subject of much speculation when it was announced earlier that she would not be taking part in the Miss World competition. Guess why? [channel24]
Spain Wins Euro Cup – Call them what you like: the Spanish Armada, La Roja or simply the best national team in the history of soccer. The best ever? There might be debate, but there can be little doubt that Spain can lay claim to the label. [newyorktimes]
Christo Wiese Wins Court Bid To Get Cash Back – Three Years Later – A UK high court has ordered the state to return £679000 to billionaire Christo Wiese, after the cash was originally seized from him in April 2009 at a British airport. [businessday]
Barclays Chairman To Quit – Barclays Plc (Chairman Marcus Agius is set to quit on Monday as the interest rate rigging scandal takes its first major scalp and threatens to widen to other banks, raising questions about the involvement of the Bank of England. [reuters]
ANC Caught In Policy Quagmire – Three days after the ANC adopted policies to take to its elective conference in Mangaung, it is widely believed that the ruling party has taken a step backwards instead of in the radical direction it had promised. [timeslive]
‘Leap Second’ Bug Wreaks Havoc Across The Net – Reddit, Mozilla, Gawker, and possibly many other web outfits experienced brief technical problems on Saturday evening, when software underpinning their online operations choked on the “leap second” that was added to the world’s atomic clocks. [wired]
Katie Rented Secret Apartment Before Filing For Divorce From Tom Cruise – You would have picked up over the weekend that ‘Top Gun star’ Tom Cruise and his wife Katie Holmes are getting a divorce. It turns out our little Katie planned this whole thing perfectly. Renting an apartment in New York and filing for divorce there, so she can get custody. Smart. [gawker]
Scientology Church Says They Are Not Following Katie – The Church of Scientology has responded to TMZ’s story … that Katie Holmes believes she is being followed by the Church — they say it ain’t so. Gary Soter, lawyer for the Church, tells TMZ … the Church of Scientology is not following Katie or conducting surveillance on her in the wake of her divorce with Tom Cruise. [tmz]
French Law Requires Driver To Carry Breathalyser Kit – A new law has come into force in France making it compulsory for drivers to carry a breathalyser kit in their vehicles or risk an on-the-spot fine. It is the latest move by the government aimed at bringing down the number of road deaths caused by alcohol. [bbc]
Tiger Woods Wins Another One – The flight of his shot into the 18th green was so pure that Tiger Woods immediately started walking and twirled his club, knowing that it effectively wrapped up another win at the AT&T National. Making it even more special was the sound of thousands of fans at Congressional to see it. [nbc]
13 Uncomfortable Facts About Facebook’s Early Years – Wild trips to Las Vegas, a “master password” that unlocked any Facebook account and hidden profiles for unregistered users are just a few Facebook secrets revealed this week thanks to Katherine Losse’s new tell-all book, “The Boys Kings: A Journey into the Heart of the Social Network.” [huffpo]
Apple’s Insanely Good 1986 Clothing Line [PICS] – Back in 1986, Apple designers took their talents to the closet creating a catalog full of extra short-shorts and trucker hats with rainbow-shaded Apple logos. They called it “The Apple Collection.” Behold… [mashable]
Wimbledon’s hawk Rufus returns – The hawk used to scare pigeons from Wimbledon has been found after it was stolen from its travel box in a car in south-west London. The news that Rufus the pigeon-scaring hawk had been found was posted from his Twitter account by his owner. [news24]
Sharon Stone Nip Slip: Star Goes Braless In Paris (NSFW PHOTOS) – The 54-year-old actress hit the amfAR Inspiration Night gala in Paris last night, dressing down for the red carpet in a long-sleeve black sweater and skinny black pants. But the outfit wasn’t as staid as we first thought: when the flashbulbs shined down on the red carpet, Stone’s half-sheer top revealed everything.
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Just Josie – Easily one of the most exciting musical projects to come out of SA, Hot Water, will be performing an acoustic session on the Just Josie Show at 13h00 today. [justjosie]
The Bailey Schneider Show – Bailey will be interviewing Watershed from 14h00-15h00 on her show from the Melrose Arch studio in Johannesburg. [baileyschneider]
Grassy Spark Band Freestyle On The Rock Dimension – Gary asked this fresh new band which Fest they would most like to play and in an instant their replies were Rocking The Daisies. Mr Cool challenged Grassy Spark and ask the Festival organisers in song to book them for this year’s festival. [podcast]
Short Learning And Part Time Programs – Varsity College – The Career Centre of Varsity College do great things for students to get jobs, and also for companies looking for potential employees. Whether you’re looking to study full time, or a working adult looking to enhance your qualification or to learn something completely new, find out which programs they offer and what their requirements are by listening to the podcast. [podcast]
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