Crocs Co-Founder Loses His Mind In Drunken Rage – George Boedecker, 51, a co-founder of the Crocs shoe empire has been charged with drunk driving after allegedly passing out in his Porsche, then telling police his “girlfriend”, singer Taylor Swift, had been driving the car. You need to read this. [heraldsun]
This Julian Assange Story Is About To Get Very Spicy – So equador are about to grant Julian Assange asylum. But he is trapped inside their embassy – in London. So if they do grant him asylum, he needs to get to the airport without British police seeing him. They’ve got the place surrounded and even threatened to ‘storm’ the building. Oh yes! [skynews]
Boeremag Bomber Guilty Of Treason – Boeremag bomber Herman van Rooyen became the fifteenth man to be convicted of high treason by the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Wednesday. [news24]
Troops Will Not Be Sent To Western Cape Gang Area – President Jacob Zuma will not deploy soldiers to areas affected by gang violence in the Western Cape, the presidency said on Wednesday. [news24]
Prince Philip Taken To Hospital – The British queen’s husband, Prince Philip, has been taken to a Scottish hospital as “a precautionary measure,” Buckingham palace said Wednesday. [time]
Ridge Forrester Leaves Bold & Beautiful – After 25 years on “The Bold and the Beautiful,” series original Ronn Moss is leaving. The end of Moss’ character, Ridge Forrester, brings questions for everyone: fans, the “Bold and the Beautiful” producers and CBS. [zap2it]
Twitter Founders Create Branch And Medium To Keep The Conversations, Collections Flowing – If you’ve ever been so embroiled in a chat or sharing splurge that you’ve been told to “take it off of Twitter,” you now can — sort of. Twitter co-creators Biz Stone and Ev Williams have launched Branch and Medium, two companion services that (naturally) use a Twitter sign-in but narrow the focus to just a few subjects. [engadget]
Apple’s IPad Shipments, Market Share Surge – Apple’s shipments of iPad tablets surged 44 percent to 17 million in the second quarter, giving the company its biggest share of the market in more than a year as devices from competitors lost ground. [bloomberg]
Mad Rush For Sanbona 5-Star 50%-Off Safari Deal – Anyone who knows anything about anything will know that a 50% deal for a stay at Sanbona is very hard to ignore. So if you or your overseas friends on their way to SA, are keen for a 5-star safari holiday – THIS is the way to do it, without breaking the bank! [2ovdeal]
Mercedes Benz And Others Fail Crash Tests – Several luxury cars, including the top-selling Mercedes-Benz C-Class, scored poorly on a new frontal crash test designed to mimic what happens when a car hits another vehicle, utility pole or tree. [reuters]
Boris Johnson Tells David Cameron to ‘Stop Pussyfooting Around’ And Fix The Economy – Boris Johnson has told David Cameron to ‘stop pussyfooting around’ on the economy as he confirms for first time he is considering returning to Parliament. (watch this guy – Churchill Mk. II)[telegraph]
One Person Had Winning Numbers To Last Night’s R2.5 Billion Lottery – Those of you who bought tickets to last night’s US320 million lottery, make sure you check your numbers. There was one winner! Was it you? [results]
Can Facebook Stick With Teens? Not Looking Good – Teens are less likely than their parents and grandparents to browse Facebook in a given month. Sixty-six percent of 12- to 17-year-olds visited Facebook in May this year, compared to 69 percent of web users between 55- and 64-years-old, and 71 percent of all Americans online. [huffers]
Robin Van Persie: Man Utd Agree £24m Deal With Arsenal For Striker – Manchester United have agreed a £24m deal to sign Arsenal striker Robin van Persie on a four-year contract. The 29-year-old will meet with United in the next 48 hours to discuss personal terms and have a medical. [bbc]
Nadal Withdraws From US Open – Rafael Nadal withdrew from the U.S. Open on Wednesday, sidelined by the knee tendinitis that has kept him out of action since his stunning loss at Wimbledon in late June. Shame man. But if you want to play that style of tennis.. [espn]
Brad Pitt Congratulates Jennifer Aniston On Engagement – Brad Pitt has extended an olive branch to Jennifer Aniston after apparently congratulating his ex-wife on her engagement to Justin Theroux. [metro]
Movie Budgets Are ‘Preposterous’ – “It is preposterous and embarrassing that movies cost what they do.” So says J.J. Abrams, who over the past six years has directed and produced movies that cost less than $25 million, such as “Cloverfield,” and as much as $185 million, the cost for next summer’s “Star Trek” sequel. [latimes]
Harvey Weinstein Gets Restraining Order Against Sheryl Crow’s Stalker – Harvey Weinstein claims the delusional homeless man who threatened to attack Sheryl Crow has ALSO threatened to “shoot” him … and now he fears for his life. [huffpo]
The 10 Best Party Beaches Around The World – There are beaches for everyone, from gentle family-friendly coves to isolated hideaways perfect for romance. But there’s something undeniably awesome about partying at the beach. [businessinsider]
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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]
Melinda Bam In The Hot Seat With Mark Bayly – The 23 year old, Pretoria-born, Miss SA 2012 joins The Mark Bayly Show at 15h30 today for a series of unexpected questions to get to know the real Melinda. [markbayly]
Biz Connect – Red & Yellow School Of Logic And Magic – John Cooney, Managing Director, of the Red & Yellow School of Logic and Magic chatted to Bob and made a huge announcement about a very interesting merger with Quirk! [podcast]
Matt Pearce On Front Row Grunt – The first ever guest, on the first ever Front Row Grunt was the multi talented host of Boots ‘N All, Matt Pearce. Matt took us through how he got into broadcasting, the commentator code whereby you need to have worn Springbok blazer before being able to commentate on the Springboks, and gives insight into the reasons behind commentators not being extremely negative towards the team. [podcast]
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