Hurricane Sandy: 45 Dead, 8 Million Without Power – The misery of superstorm Sandy’s devastation grew Tuesday as millions along the U.S. East Coast faced life without power or mass transit for days. The U.S. death toll climbed to more than 45 with at least 18 killed in New York City, many as a result of falling trees. [province]
Hurricane Sandy Financial Losses Will Be Much Bigger Than Irene – Hurricane Sandy appears to have easily caused twice or even three times the losses of last year’s Hurricane Irene. [reuters]
Cope Leader Ejected From Parliament For Questioning Zuma – The debacle surrounding the spy tapes has reached Parliament after Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota was ejected for questioning Jacob Zuma’s tardiness. [mail&guardian]
Arafat’s Body To Be Exhumed – Criminal investigators from France will exhume Yasser Arafat’s remains next month to try to find out how the Palestinian leader died, a French official said Tuesday. [associated]
Zando Gets R220 Million Boost – In a vote of confidence in the South African e-commerce industry, international growth equity investor Summit Partners is investing €20m (R224.2m) in Zando.co.za, South Africa’s largest fashion e-commerce retailer. [fin24]
Apple Map App Exec Was Fired Because He Didn’t Apologise – Apple Inc. executive Scott Forstall was asked to leave the company after he refused to sign his name to a letter apologizing for shortcomings in Apple’s new mapping service, according to people familiar with the matter. [wallstreetjournal]
More TVs Than Fridges In SA Homes – More South African households own televisions than they do refrigerators, according to Census 2011, released on Tuesday. Of the 14.5 million homes around the country, almost 10.7 million have a TV, while 9.9 million have a fridge. [news24]
Nine Charged In US Kiddie Football Gambling Ring – Authorities said Tuesday they uncovered a massive gambling operation targeting youth football games in South Florida, leading them to arrest nine men, including several coaches. [foxnews]
Microsoft Brings Out Jessica Alba To Show Off ‘Kid’s Corner’ – The actor-turned entrepreneur boasted about ditching her iPhone and about the virtues of Windows Phone 8. Weird. [cnet]
North Korea Leader’s Wife Reported Back In Public After Long Silence – North Korean state media reported public appearances by the wife of leader Kim Jong-un for the first time in two months on Tuesday amid mounting speculation that she had been chastised for inappropriate conduct or that she may be pregnant. [reuters]
New Star Wars On It’s Way As Disney Buys Lucasfilm For $4 Billion – A decade since George Lucas said “Star Wars” was finished on the big screen, a new trilogy under new ownership is destined for theaters after The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that it was buying Lucasfilm Ltd. from him for $4.05 billion. [foxnews]
Today’s Burning Question: Is Mila Kunis Pregnant? – Mila Kunis was at the centre of a pregnancy riddle at the weekend after the actress was seen out on Saturday sporting what looked like a baby bump during a romantic stroll with boyfriend Ashton Kutcher, 34. Pics.. [dailymail]
Lindsay Lohan’s Incredible Tweet – “WHY is everyone in SUCH a panic about hurricane (i’m calling it Sally)..?” she tweeted Sunday night. “Stop projecting negativity! Think positive and pray for peace” [abcnews]
Matt Damon Could Play Lance Armstrong In New Film – His downfall has made worldwide headlines and now the extraordinary story of Lance Armstrong’s downfall looks set to be turned into a Hollywood movie. [newsau]
Award-Winning Comedian And Storyteller Martin Evans Presents FBPK At Kalk Bay Theatre From 7 to 25 November – In this hilarious one-man show he regales us with tales of his road to recovery and self-discovery following a life-changing accident. [more]
Don Draper Reveals Who He Is Voting For – Mad Men actor, Jon Hamm, has come out in support of Obama as he stars in a new campaign video, urging voters to cast their vote early. [huffpo]
Scott From The Kardashians Rips It Up In Vegas – Anyone who watches Keeping Up With The Kardashians purely to see what Scott Disick is up to (we do), will be very pleased with this. His drinking problem is in full effect and he is throwing money around and spading babes. [thedaily]
Private Islands For Rent Around The World – Around the world, a few owners are renting out their islands for vacationers who want to spend a luxury holiday in a private haven. Here is a selection of the best spots around the world! [luxuo]
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The Rolling Stone Chart – 2ov Radio has teamed up with Rolling Stone magazine to bring you the weekly charts at 12h45 each Wednesday – live to your radio / car / mobile phone on the Just Josie Show! [justjosie]
Pieter-Dirk Uys With Bob Skinstad And Dan Green – Pieter joins The Mid Week Weekend at 15h00 today to chat about his new show, An Audience with Pieter-Dirk EISH, at the Baxter theatre until the 17th NOvember. We’ll be giving away some tickets so check out @2ovfm. [midweekweekend]
Enhance The Quality Of Your Lifestyle With A Simple Product – Buchu, the previously little known herb indigenous to the Western Cape is the essential ingredient in the BuchuLife range products, scientifically researched and produced by Cape Kingdom Nutraceuticals. If one looks back in the history of South Africa, you will find that the Khoisan were using buchu to treat ailments such as bladder infections and inflammation as they were aware of the medicinal properties. Find out the products are available, which ailments they target and their benefits such as vascular protection, wrinkling prevention and healthy joints and connective tissue. [podcast]
Nik Kershaw’s Crazy Story About Jane Seymour – Singer, songwriter and guitarist, Nik Kershaw was interviewed by Paul Snodgrass ahead of his SA Concert. He will be performing at the Virgin Atlantic 80′s Rewind Festival in Cape Town on the 31st October 2012, which has just had another show added for the 1st Nov, due to the fantastic response. One of the great bands of the 80′s that introduced the world into the MTV generation. His songs illuminated the 80′s. The real scoop is in the podcast where they cover an array of topics ranging from his ‘so called’ relationship with Jane Seymour and various other actresses, being a rock star in the 80′s and the important of MTV. [podcast]
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