Lonmin Makes An Offer To Workers – Platinum producer Lonmin has tabled an offer to striking workers, it said on Thursday night. Spokesperson Sue Vey said unions had not given an answer and would consult with their members first. She was unable to reveal the offer. [fin24]
Malema In Popcru Firing Line – Expelled ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema’s attempts to destabilise the labour movement in the country is repulsive, Popcru said on Thursday. [fin24]
Topless Pics Of Kate Set To Hit Stands Today – Kate faces embarrassment today after the revealing pictures allegedly taken as she and Prince William enjoyed a private sunshine holiday this month were printed. [mirror]
Zuma Takes Off Gloves – Stopping short of declaring a state of emergency, Zuma will brief the ANC’s national executive committee meeting today about the broader plan to bring stability to the mining sector, before addressing the nation on what steps the government will take to restore stability to the mining sector. [timeslive]
Calls For Calm As Protests Erupt Over Anti-Islam Film – Protesters have marched on US embassies across the Middle East over a film deemed insulting to the Prophet Muhammad. [mail&guardian]
As Violence Spreads in Arab World, Google Blocks Access to Inflammatory Video – As violence spread in the Arab world over a video on YouTube ridiculing the Prophet Muhammad, Google, the owner of YouTube, blocked access to it in two of the countries in turmoil, Egypt and Libya, but did not remove the video from its Web site. [nytimes]
Anti-Muslim Movie Maker a Meth Cooker – The man allegedly behind the film that sparked deadly protests in the Middle East has a sordid criminal past. [dailybeast]
SABC Suspends Financial Officer – SABC chief financial officer Gugu Duda has been suspended, the public broadcaster’s board said on Thursday. It said in a statement Duda was suspended because it received “certain information” about her from two internal investigations. Spicy! [timeslive]
Putin Admits To Staging His Stunts – Vladimir Putin has admitted to staging some of his most famous stunts, including meeting endangered big cats and the “discovery” of ancient Greek amphorae in the Black sea, a Russian journalist has claimed. [telegraph]
Jimmy Kimmel Handed People An iPhone 4S, Told Them It Was An iPhone 5, And They LOVED It – Jimmy Kimmel sent someone out to the streets of LA with an iPhone 4S. Kimmel told people they were playing with an iPhone 5. When they are told it’s the new iPhone, they start conjuring up all sorts of reasons why it crushes the iPhone 4S. Again, it is an iPhone 4S. [bizinsider]
Monica Lewinsky Shopping New Top-Secret Book – Monica Lewinsky is shopping a top-secret book project, Page Six has exclusively learned. We’re told Lewinsky has been making the rounds with major publishers, who were all asked to sign nondisclosure agreements to take the meetings. [nypost]
New York Soda Ban Approved – The New York City Board of Health on Thursday approved Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s controversial proposal to ban the sale of large sugary drinks in restaurants and other venues, a sweeping initiative that backers hope will reduce obesity and critics decry as government run amok. [wallstreetjournal]
Lamborghini Recalls 1,500 Supercars – Italian sports car maker Lamborghini is recalling some Gallardo models because power steering fluid can leak and catch fire. The recall affects about 1,500 Gallardo Coupe and Spyder models sold in the U.S. from 2004 through 2006. The cars start at about $200,000. [ecotimes]
Model Trains, Pope Pranking, and Other Passions of the Rich and Famous – Think you don’t have time to pick up a hobby? Imagine being a head of state, an Emmy award-winning actor, or a musician that can score a spot on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. While these vocations often require years of dedication and leave little extra free time, we’ve found a few highly notable names that have garnered great success in side hobbies. [wired]
It’s A Baby Girl For Adriana Lima – Victoria’s Secret model Adriana Lima has announced the birth of her second child, a daughter named Sienna. “Marko and I are overjoyed to welcome Sienna into our family and Valentina is looking forward to becoming a big sister!” she tweeted in the early hours of this morning. [telegraph]
Robbery Suspects Toss Cash Into Air During Pursuit [Video] – With the cops closing in, bank robbery suspects throw currency from a car, snarling the streets of South L.A. [latimes]
What Women Will Do When Turned On – A small Dutch study, released Wednesday, set out to identify the psychology that leads women to willingly, and even enthusiastically, engage in sexual activities despite the ick factor. [huffpo]
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