Fears For SA Troops In Congo – A small detachment of South African peacekeepers has been isolated by heavily armed rebels, who overran abandoned government army positions in the city of Goma, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, yesterday. [timeslive]
Church of England Votes Against Allowing Women Bishops – In dramatic scenes at Church House legislation that would have allowed women to become bishops was rejected by six votes. [guardian]
Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson Face Bribery Charges – Shelling out $160,000 for information? Paying for the royal-family ‘Green Book’? Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson face bribery charges. [dailybeast]
U.S. Seeks Gaza Truce as Foes Step Up Attacks – On the deadliest day of fighting in the week-old conflict, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived hurriedly in Jerusalem and met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel to push for a truce. [nytimes]
Apparently Zuma Does Have A Bond Now – From FNB For R900,000 – President Jacob Zuma has a R900 000 bond on his Nkandla home, a report said on Tuesday, which he first applied for in 2001. [news24]
A Monster Like You Have Never Seen Before – The former wife of ‘Modimolle monster’ Johan Kotze on Tuesday told the High Court in Pretoria how Kotze tortured her while telling her he loved her. Your worst nightmares couldn’t create what you are about to read. [timeslive]
Prince William Photos Reveal Defence Passwords – British palace officials had to hastily remove several photographs of Prince William from the internet on Tuesday after realising that they showed Ministry of Defence (MoD) passwords in the background. [smh]
HP Plunges on $8.8 Billion Charge From Autonomy Writedown – Hewlett-Packard Co. accused Autonomy Corp., the software maker it bought last year, of a broad range of financial falsehoods resulting in an $8.8 billion writedown. [bloomberg]
The Vice Prime Minister of Israel Was Just Hacked on Twitter and Facebook – Silvan Shalom, the Vice Prime Minister of Israel, just had his Facebook and Twitter accounts completely compromised. The hackers behind the Veep’s Facebook account posted pro-Palestinian messages like this one. [here]
Naked skydiver raises cash for rhino – A skydiver has raised more than R50 000 jumping naked to help save rhino from going extinct. “Someone dared me to jump up in Rustenburg and I was like ‘Actually I will.’ Then I tried to make as big an effort as I can to raise as much money as I could,” Steve Newman told News24 of how he decided to begin his unique brand of skydiving. [news24]
The Best Mo Page We’ve Seen So Far – Some people merely grow a tache and don’t do a thing about raising awareness for testicular cancer. Others raise awareness, but don’t go overboard. Then you get guys like this – who document every day’s growth. Well done, Donovan! [donovanseymour]
They Cracked This 250-Year-Old Code, And Found a Secret Society Inside – For more than 200 years, this book concealed the arcane rituals of an ancient order. But cracking the code only deepened the mystery. [wired]
Cameron Diaz Says Women Want to Be Objectified – Cameron Diaz probably isn’t doing herself any favors with the feminist set. “I think every woman does want to be objectified,” the 40-year-old Diaz said. “There’s a little part of you at all times that hopes to be somewhat objectified, and I think it’s healthy.” [eonline]
UBS Rogue Trader Kweku Adoboli Jailed For Seven Years – Former UBS banker Kweku Adoboli has been jailed for seven years and dubbed a trader who was “out of control”, having been found guilty of the biggest fraud in British history. [telegraph]
Human Rights Watch Urges Fully Autonomous Weapons Ban [VIDEO] – The 50-page report, called “Losing Humanity: The Case Against Killer Robots,” acknowledges that while fully autonomous weapons are not quite yet a reality, current trends — like the increased use of drones and unmanned vehicles by governments — are heading down that route. [mashable]
Last Chance To Buy Tickets For Tonight’s $250 Million (R2.2 Billion) Powerball Jackpot – What kind of a message does it send to the universe if you don’t allow the opportunity to wake up as a billionaire tomorrow morning? Don’t be crazy – get a ticket and live a little. [here]
These are my numbers – what are yours?
Rihanna Apologizes To Press For 777 Tour Mayhem, Says She Would ‘Definitely Do It Again’ – The Barbadian bombshell told the peeved press corps aboard the Boeing 777 at the center of her seven-day, seven-country promotional tour she was sorry about their lack of access. [dailynews]
Paris Hilton And Kim Kardashian Infiltrate The Middle East – If you’ve ever been tempted to run off to Kuwait or Saudi Arabia in an effort to avoid Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton, we’ve got some bad news for you. [newser]
Colin Farrell Rocks A Flock Of Seagulls – Check out Colin Farrell on the set of Winter’s Tale yesterday working a new hairstyle. Damn, that shit’s crazy! [laigoss]
New York City Replaces 250 Public Pay Phones With iPad-Like Screens – It’s a phone booth like you’ve never seen before. New York City is today launching hundreds of public smart screens to replace existing pay phones. The new platforms can do everything from provide directions to offer coupons to coordinate a disaster. [gigaom]
COMING UP TODAY
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]
BFF Show – Although some would love to see them in their regular stiletto clad pillow fights, they have a unique, honest and loyal friendship… Bailey Schneider and Karolina Sky are South Africa’s well-known BFFs.Tune in today from 14h00-15h00pm and be a part of the show. [bffshow]
Avoid Chronic Diseases By Cutting Out Junk Food – These days, the frequency at which most young people consume fast food is frightening and let’s face it, although it may seem delicious at the time, we are all aware of the implications of putting totally refined, nutritionally depleted food containing all the wrong fats, into your body. The most concerning, is that we’re seeing a rise in many new diseases such as insulin resistance, heart disease in younger age groups and obesity in children. Parents are to blame for this, as they transmit this to their children after leading an unhealthy lifestyle. Their children then, pass it on to their children creating a continuous cycle of chronic diseases. Professor Patrick Bouic tells us why we shouldn’t be eating on the go, if we should be supplementing the vitamins and minerals we fall short on and our constant recalls to junk food and why. If you want to know how to achieve and maintain a good blood sugar level and digestive system, it’s essential to listen in. Transmitting chronic diseases can be prevented and should be the main priority for you general well-being. [podcast]
Fixing Your Child’s Bad Sleeping Routines – Mommy Matters Show with Jess and Kath discussed sleeping patterns with your little ones, methods of Sleep Training, and discussing this growing “industry” surrounding sleep training and if it is indeed possible to train every child. Some difficulties which other moms are having with their kiddies are also discussed and their advice on how to fix bad sleeping patterns – it can be as simple as a bath and a body rub, if you’re lucky! They also touch on night tremors in the podcast below, which is very common in kids where they wake up running, screaming and jerking – being completely unaware of what’s going on. Some types of night tremors will resolve as the child ages or may be related to another type of sleep disorder. [podcast]
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