Steve Hofmeyr’s Wikipedia Page Hacked – Steve Hofmeyr’s bio on the popular online encyclopedia was edited for a brief period on Monday and referred to the South African singer as “a prominent member of the Mormon Church split group, known as The Morons. There’s more.. [channel24]
Vodacom’s Share Price Hits Record High – Vodacom’s share price gained 4.95% to a record high of R116.39 on Monday, after it announced a 36.5% increase in its interim dividend for the six months ended September of R3.55. [bdlive]
John McAfee (McAfee Anti-Virus) Wanted for Murder – Antivirus pioneer John McAfee is on the run from murder charges, Belize police say. According to Marco Vidal, head of the national police force’s Gang Suppression Unit, McAfee is a prime suspect in the murder of American expatriate Gregory Faull, who was gunned down Saturday night at his home in San Pedro Town on the island of Ambergris Caye. [gizmodo]
Controversial Windows Boss Steven Sinofsky Leaves Microsoft – Steven Sinofsky, the Microsoft executive who turned its Windows franchise around and just led the effort to release Windows 8, is leaving the company, effective immediately. The ‘CEO-in-waiting’ was apparently at war with CEO Steve Ballmer. [cbsnews]
Lance Armstrong Cuts All Formal Links To Charity Livestrong – Lance Armstrong has cut his formal connections with his cancer charity, Livestrong, to avoid further damage from doping charges and being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles. Last week he resigned from the board of directors. [guardian]
SA’s New Art Theft Problem – South Africa could be the latest hunting ground for thieves looking for valuable paintings in what has been regarded as a worldwide pandemic following the theft of five paintings worth more than R17.5-million from the Pretoria Art Museum on Sunday. [timeslive]
Report Accuses Zimbabwe Of Stealing Diamond Money – About $2-billion worth of diamonds have been stolen from Zimbabwe’s eastern diamond fields and have enriched President Robert Mugabe’s ruling circle. [mail&guardian]
‘Bang And Flash’ Engine Trouble Hits Emirates A380 – Passengers have described hearing a loud bang and seeing a flash of orange light coming from the engine of an Emirates A380 superjumbo which was forced to turn back to Sydney shortly after take-off yesterday. [thetimes]
Sales Of Pippa’s Book Abysmal – Sales of Pippa Middleton’s party-planning book Celebrate are as flat as last night’s champers. Despite a massive publicity campaign and a £400,000 advance paid by publishers Penguin, the book sold just over 2000 copies in its first week, and sits below Peppa Pig’s Christmas Wish in the list of top-selling books in the UK. [telegraph]
“Zara Has Fundamentally Changed Fashion And There’s No Going Back” – I found this incredible piece on Zara on the Business Insider website. Absolutely fascinating! Not to be missed for anyone interested in fashion or retail or indeed Zara. [popyacollar]
Judy Garland’s ‘Wizard Of Oz’ Dress Sold For R4.2 Million – We’re definitely not in Kansas anymore. According to the AP, the famous frock that Judy Garland wore in “The Wizard of Oz” just sold for $480,000 at a recent auction. [moviefone]
Los Angeles Adopts ‘Meatless Mondays’ – Los Angeles is now the largest city to endorse “Meatless Mondays.” The Los Angeles City Council approved a resolution last week declaring all future Mondays in the city “Meatless Mondays.” [dailycaller]
Los Angeles Passes Porn Law That Actors Must Wear Condoms – Los Angeles County voters passed a ballot initiative mandating that pornographic film actors wear condoms during sex scenes, prompting a trade group on Wednesday to threaten to sue and take production elsewhere. [yahoo]
Man With Romney Logo Tattoo On Face Is ‘Disappointed’ – Eric Hartsburg caught some attention in the weeks leading up to the election for having the Romney campaign’s logo tattooed on his face. Suffice to say, he’s not happy with Tuesday’s results. [politico]
Mad Frenzy Ahead Of Tuesday’s Historical R1.8 Billion Euromillions Draw – The biggest ever Euromillions prize was €190 million – which a couple from Suffolk won in August this year. And now after a crazy 11 rollovers, Tuesday night’s draw is closing in on those same heights. Get your tickets. [here]
Shia LaBeouf In Another Bar Brawl, This Time In South London – Shia LaBeouf is not afraid of fighting for what’s his apparently, as the Hollywood star was allegedly caught in a pub brawl this weekend after a fellow pub goer stole his hat. [entwise]
Leonardo Turns 38 In Style – Leonardo DiCaprio marked his 38th birthday by throwing a star-studded party in New York for friends including Cameron Diaz, Beyonce and Robert De Niro, raising $500,000 for charity. [wenn]
Matthew McConaughey Unrecognisable After Weight Loss For Role – Matthew McConaughey is vanishing before our eyes. The actor has lost 30 pounds for his role as an AIDS patient in the mid-1980s in the movie “The Dallas Buyer’s Club.” [foxnews]
COMING UP TODAY
Janice Honeyman’s Jack And The Beanstalk In Studio – Zeena Edwards and Weslee Launder chat to The Pat and Marco Show about the recent production, Jack And The Beanstalk. We’ll get them to try on their Movie trailer voices ion air and find out the ups and downs in their careers. Cheer the hero, boo the villain, and revel in the stunning costumes and magical scenery for which Joburg Theatre pantomimes are so renowned. [patandmarco]
Health Supplements – Do they Really Work? – On today’s Health Watch Feature with Professor Patrick Bouic, he chats health supplements and whether they are necessary to achieve optimum health results in your day-to-day lifestyle. Real question is, do they really work? Tune in at 12h45 for this feature brought to you by Buchu Life. [healthwatch]
Treasures Of A Hidden Valley – Some very delicious wines were tasted in studio with Just Josie and Maryna. First off they sampled the Sauvignon Blanc 2012. This wine is great with crayfish, fish, goats cheese and fresh oysters. It has wonderful aromas of tropical melon, passion fruit, litchi, guava and freshly picked herbs. The second secret tasted was the Hidden Secret 2008, amazing wine. It is recommended with steak, beef stroganoff and sticky toffee pudding. Listen in to find out what these delicious wines are retailing at, how it’s perfect for the festive season and why it’s worth every penny. [podcast]
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