Clifton Trawler: Captain Was Snoozing – Poor seamanship and a snoozing captain contributed to a Japanese fishing vessel running aground on Cape Town’s Clifton Beach in May this year. “The vessel’s bridge was not appropriately manned as required by good seamanship as there were only lookouts on the bridge-wing, who were not allowed inside the bridge where the captain was asleep.” [News24]
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Felix Baumgartner: ‘I’m retiring’ – The 43-year-old Austrian said he now plans to settle down with his girlfriend and take a “nice decent job” flying rescue helicopters. “I’m retired from the daredevil business,” he said in Roswell, New Mexico, where he landed after Sunday’s feat. ”I want to find a nice decent job as a helicopter pilot. I’ll fight fires and rescue people. No e-mails, no phone calls.“ [Telegraph]
‘iPad Mini’ Expected At Oct. 23 Apple Event – Apple sent out invitations Tuesday morning for an Oct. 23 press event where the “iPad Mini” is expected to debut. As the Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal reports, the invitations confirm earlier reports about when the event would be held. According to AllThingsD, it will be at the California Theatre in San Jose. [Business Journal]
Candidates Tangle in Fractious Debate – President Barack Obama, seeking to regain momentum in his campaign, sparred with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney during a tense and highly anticipated rematch Tuesday marked by repeated confrontations. Just three weeks before the election, Messrs. Obama and Romney disbanded the debate’s town hall-style format almost immediately in offering competing plans for creating jobs, expanding energy production and taxes.[WSJ]
ANC Backs Zuma On Debate Stance – The office of ANC chief whip Mathole Motshekga welcomed President Jacob Zuma’s decision to not publicly debate with DA leader Helen Zille on the state of the economy. “Perhaps Zille can explain to the public how affording her an opportunity for a grandstanding spectacle will bring the much-needed solution to the current challenges that the nation faces,” his office said in a statement on Tuesday. [News24]
Jub Jub Denied Bail – Convicted musician Molemo “Jub Jub” Maarohanye and Themba Tshabalala have been denied bail in the Protea Magistrates’ Court. Magistrate Brian Nemavhidi said in order to be granted bail, the accused needed to prove exceptional circumstances.[City Press]
Bin Laden Driver’s Conviction Overturned By U.S. Appeals Court – A federal court Tuesday threw out the terrorism conviction of Osama bin Laden’s former bodyguard and driver, ruling that he was improperly prosecuted before a military tribunal for a war crime that did not exist at the time he was accused of having committed it. [Washington Post]
Mongolia Capital Ulan-Bator Removes Last Lenin Statue, You Can Buy It Cheap – Ulan-Bator, the capital of Mongolia, has removed its last bronze statue of Vladimir Lenin, denouncing the communist leader as a “murderer”. The monument was hoisted from its plinth in a park and dropped on to the back of a flat-bed lorry at a ceremony attended by city mayor Bat-Uul Erdene. Mr Bat-Uul said the statue would be auctioned off with a starting price of about $280 (£174; 216 euros). [BBC]
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Bekker, Tiaan Out Of Bok Tour – The Springboks have been dealt a further blow with lock Andries Bekker and hooker Tiaan Liebenberg set to miss their European tour. News broke on Monday that the Western Province duo will miss their team’s Currie Cup semi-final against the Golden Lions this weekend. Bekker injured his right toe in the first half of their victory over the Cheetahs at Newlands last week, while Liebenberg injured his back in the same game. [Sport24]
Sweden’s Hamren Hails Ibrahimovic In Historic Draw – Sweden coach Erik Hamren hailed his captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic for leading the fight back as their four unanswered goals sealed a dramatic 4-4 draw with Germany in their World Cup qualifier. Midfielder Rasmus Elm wrote himself into Swedish football folklore with the dramatic right-footed equaliser in the 93rd minute as Sweden came back from 4-0 down with an hour gone to claim a point at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium. [AFP]
South Africa’s LTE Race Is Far From Over As Nationwide 4G Remains Years Away – South Africa’s Vodacom has taken the lead in the country’s race to roll-out LTE with the launch of the country’s first commercial service earlier this month. However, the triumph is one of marketing rather than technology – with national availability of commercial LTE services still at least two to three years away. [ZDnet]
The Story Of Dave On Wheels Was An Elaborate, Horrible Deceit – Last week a profoundly deaf quadriplegic with cerebral palsy became an internet sensation. Dave on Wheel’s positive outlook on life and quirky sense of humor was infectious. I had followed his Twitter for a while after being turned on to it by Sarah Hill and Erin Willett. The two have huge hearts, loved Dave’s positive message, and had been online friends with Dave for months which helped Dave’s Twitter grow from 8 to 800 followers. Except he’s a lying fraud. [The Chive]
Planet Same Size As Earth Found Right Outside Solar System – European astronomers say that just outside our solar system they’ve found a planet that’s the closest you can get to Earth in location and size. It is the type of planet they’ve been searching for across the Milky Way galaxy and they found it circling a star right next door — 25 trillion miles away. [Fox]
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Nik Rabinowitz On Biz Innovate – South Africa’s funniest Jewish speaking Xhosa comedian joins Bob Skinstad and Dan Green on The Mid Week Weekend at 15h00 today. [bizinnovate]
Rob Houwing, Chief Writer At Sport24 Talking Rugby – On The Front Row Grunt with Tank Lanning this evening, Rob Houwing joins the show to make good use of their hour long pink ticket to chat all things rugby. Tune in from 17h00-18h00 to catch the show! [frontrowgrunt]
Intolerances To Ingested Foods – If you feel bloated or have painful joints after eating certain foods, it may be a case of intolerances vs allergies. It’s not necessarily the unhealthy foods which make you react badly either, but rather your immune system being immunized to the specific type of food. Buchulife harnesses the healing powers of the indigenous herb, buchu, to bring you an all-natural product range that alleviates the pain associated with inflammation and infection. Professor Bouic chats about intolerances vs allergies and typical symptoms of ingestion leading to inflammation. [podcast]
Thula Baby Centre – Settle Into Motherhood With As Little Hiccups As Possible – Thula Baby Centre is a private clinic on the Atlantic Seaboard which is a comfortable place for moms to go to have their well baby weighed, have all their necessary vaccinations administered, and they help new moms settle into motherhood with as little hiccups as possible. Heather chats about how they help with the feeding, routine, sleeping and introduction to solids and more importantly – mommy sanity. [podcast]
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