Plot To Attack Federal Reserve In NYC: Suspect Thought He Had 1,000-Pound Bomb – A suspected terrorist parked a van packed with what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb next to the Federal Reserve building in Lower Manhattan and tried to detonate it Wednesday morning before he was arrested in a terror sting operation, authorities said. He allegedly told an undercover agent last month that he hoped the attack would disrupt the presidential election, saying “You know what, this election might even stop,” according to the criminal complaint against him. [NBC]
Cosatu Backs Zuma For Second ANC President Term – “We will endorse those we have identified as the core of the Polokwane collective – the current president [Jacob Zuma], deputy president [Kgalema Motlanthe] and the secretary-general [Gwede Mantashe],” Cosatu’s central executive committee (CEC) said in a statement on Wednesday. [M&G]
Julius – “Motlanthe Is Our Next Leader” – Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe is going to be the next president of the country – or so says the former ANC Youth League leader, Julius Malema on Tuesday. He took a swipe at President Jacob Zuma saying he was scared to debate with Democratic Alliance leader, Helen Zille about economic politics. “If we give her our president (Motlanthe), she will feel important. The people we are giving you know economics. Motlanthe can debate with President Obama. Zuma cannot pass through the garage door. When he is having problems with a woman, he marries another one,” Malema said. [Citizen]
Strike Shutters Toyota South Africa – Toyota South Africa Motors on Wednesday shut down production after workers at a company-owned parts supplier went on strike, a spokesman said. “Due to the fact that we can’t get parts from Toyota Boshoku our production stopped this morning,” said Toyota SA spokesman Leo Kok. [AFP]
Zuma Wades Into Mining Crisis – President Jacob Zuma waded into South Africa’s churning labour crisis on Wednesday with a call for striking miners to return to work and for CEOs to freeze their pay, amid months of industrial unrest and bloodshed that threaten to derail the nation’s economy. [IOL]
South Africa’s Suspended Cricket Boss Guilty Of Graft – South Africa’s suspended cricket boss Gerald Majola was on Thursday found guilty of wrongfully receiving bonuses linked to international tournaments staged in 2009, officials said. Cricket South Africa (CSA) spokesman Michael Owen-Smith confirmed to AFP that Majola had been found guilty by an independent probe panel, but did not give details. [AFP]
Apple’s iPad Mini Likely To Hit The Stores On November 2 – The smaller tablet we thought we’d never see from Apple could be in many consumers’ hands on November 2. That’s the on-sale date for the iPad Mini that is being touted in a fresh round of rumors this morning, and given Apple’s record of releasing new products on a Friday, roughly 10 days after unveiling it in a hype-filled media event, it makes sense to me, too. [CNET]
Game On: Google Sets Date For Android Event At The End Of The Month – This is it, Android fans: Google will host an Android-centric event in New York on October 29th, and we can only assume it has something to do with the next Nexus phone. If rumors hold true, Google will show off its new LG-built Nexus phone at the event, alongside an updated Nexus 7 tablet that has a higher storage capacity. [TechHive]
Experts: Lance Armstrong Likely Finished As Endorser – As Lance Armstrong’s sponsors consider how to react to the cyclist being dropped by two major sponsors and stepping down as head of his Livestrong foundation, experts say it likely means one thing: Armstrong’s endorsement career is over. [USA Today]
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Cash-Strapped Greek Soccer Team Turns To Brothel For Sponsorship – The world’s oldest profession is giving a whole new meaning to love of the game. Players on a cash-strapped Greek soccer team now wear pink practice jerseys with the logos “Villa Erotica” and “Soula’s House of History,” two bordellos it recruited as sponsors after drastic government spending cuts left the country’s sports clubs facing ruin. [Globe and Mail]
Bryce Says SA, Aussies Forced Him Out Of Rugby – BRYCE Lawrence says South Africa and Australia hounded him out of rugby following his controversial refereeing of the World Cup quarterfinal last year between the two nations, which the Wallabies won 11-9. But South African rugby bosses yesterday dismissed his claims. [SportLive]
Passenger Tries To Escape From Plane During Landing In Salt Lake City – A Ukrainian man flying into the Salt Lake Int’l Airport is in police custody after he tried to open the plane’s cabin doors while it was landing. “When it landed right at touchdown I could hear screaming in the back,” said Doug Anderson, passenger, Delta flight #1215. [ABC4]
Actress Megan Fox Gives Birth To Baby Boy – Actress Megan Fox said on Wednesday that she had given birth to a baby boy, her first child, with husband Brian Austin Green, in September. The “Transformers” actress, 26, made the announcement on her official Facebook page, saying she wanted to release the news herself. [Reuters]
Justin Timberlake And Jessica Biel Are Either Getting Married Or Kidnapping Their Families This Weekend – Engaged couple and perfect criminals because who would ever suspect them Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake are reportedly planning to pull off their most daring heist yet or maybe just get married this weekend, according to multiple reports. [Gawker]
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Sonny From POD Pn The Rock Dimension! – Paul Joshua “Sonny” Sandoval is an American singer and rapper best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band P.O.D. Tune in to The Rock Dimension from 20h00 tonight where Gary Cool interviews one of his favourite musos of all time! [rockdimension]
“To Produce 22 Kids Pros And Cons Having Real Breasts” Nic Rabinowitz – Stand-up comic Nik Rabinowitz was raised on the mean, green streets of Constantia, Cape Town, a world of ride-bys, piano lessons, and unrelenting love and financial support from family members. After surviving the hardships, he talks business behind comedy with Bob Skinstad and Daniel Green, who try to get the business behind the man, but how do you control such a character? You can’t! Listen to the podcast for the FREE comedy show with Nic Robinowitz, chatting how to start in comedy and the qualifications you need, then moving onto the less serious stuff like Jay Z and his soccer team of kids. One will never run out of material in SA…[podcast]
Big, Bigger, Huge! Pros And Cons Having Real Breasts – Deputy Editor of Womans Health, Laurie was in studio talking about breast. Fake or real, the pros and cons of having real breasts. Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr Naureen says that woman with big breasts often are more conscious when being intimate with their partners. With October being Breast Cancer Awerness month, Dr Eve talks about celebrating breasts, how they determine your sexual position and pros and cons of real and fake boobies! [podcast]
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