Good Luck, Prawns – South Africa Retests Over 50 Top Cyclists For EPO – Lance Armstrong’s confession has pushed South Africa’s anti-doping body to retroactively test blood samples from over 50 top cyclists. SA’s Institute for Drug-free Sports (Saids) says it will retest samples from cyclists who competed in all major mountain and road races in South Africa last year. [mail&guardian]
Size IS Everything: DNA To Be Used For Data Storage – From cave paintings to cloud computing, man has sought out increasingly complex ways to store data. Now researchers have found that nature’s own hard drive – DNA – can be synthesized to back up a world of knowledge in the information age. [rt]
ANC To Meet FNB Over Ads – The ANC will meet with First National Bank on Friday about its “You Can Help Campaign”. The meeting is scheduled to take place at Luthuli House at 11am. [iol]
Twitter Launches ‘Vine’ Micro-Video Sharing Service – Twitter has launched Vine, an addition to the social network that allows users to embed six second videos within their tweets. [bbc]
US Lawmakers Unveil New Assault Weapons Ban – Democratic lawmakers formally reintroduced a bill Thursday that would ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, the most ambitious — and politically risky — element of proposals unveiled by President Obama to limit gun violence. [washpo]
Super Rugby To Go Global? – SANZAR boss Greg Peters says Super Rugby could consider including new teams from Canada, the US, Argentina and also Asia in 2016. [sport24]
Tiger Woods Dating Olympic Skier Lindsey Vonn – Sources say Woods, who years ago admitted to cheating on model ex-wife Elin Nordegren, went to Austria to watch Vonn compete and later took her on a trip to Antigua. Vonn is a striking resemblence of Woods’ ex-wife and she herself is divorced. [nydn]
Michael Dell Has Dreamliner on Order – Add Michael Dell to the list of planned customers for Boeing Co.’s 787 Dreamliner potentially affected by the outcome of the plane’s current troubles. [wsj]
Google Refuses To Censor Search Results Accusing Police Of Covering Up Crime – Google has refused to censor internet search results that accused British police of covering up crime and of racism, following complaints from authorities. [telegraph]
J.J. Abrams To Direct ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ – ‘Star Trek’ filmmaker gets behind the wheel for Disney and Lucasfilm’s ‘Star Wars’ sequel. [mtv]
Kim Kardashian’s Dad’s Ex-Wife Claims Kris Jenner Used To Physically Beat And Kick Kim – Robert Kardashian’s widow, Ellen Kardashian, continues her apparent campaign against her late husband’s family by spreading more rumors about the reality TV clan. The fourth wife of the famed late attorney, whom he married two months before his death in 2003, has released what she claims are her late husband’s diaries from 1989 and 1990. [huffpo]
HBO Firmly Entrenched With ‘Girls’ – HBO’s third-season renewal for “Girls” is another indication of how much the pay cabler’s brass believes both in Lena Dunham’s future and the series itself. Dunham — the show’s exec producer, director, star and writer — announced earlier this week on a podcast with Alec Baldwin that HBO had ordered a new season. [variety]
Billboard Interview Reveals That Prince Is Still Insane – Skinny mofo with the high voice Prince has crawled out of the bathtub to give an interview to Billboard. [gawker]
Miniature Star Trek Style ‘Tractor Beam’ Built – A miniature working version of a Star Trek-style “tractor beam” has been invented for the first time by scientists at a Scottish university. [telegraph]
Behold: The Largest Container Ship In The World – Its capable of holding 16,000 containers, a measurement that’s called twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) in the shipping industry. That means 2.1 million refrigerators or 13.4 million 42″ televisions. If the Marco Polo were an apartment building, it would have about 2,300 one-bedroom units. [wired]
Daniel Radcliffe’s First Sex Scene Is With A Guy – Daniel Radcliffe proves once again that he’s put Harry Potter way behind him. In his new indie drama, Kill Your Darlings, he plays the late gay Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in 1944 when a murder brings him together with fellow writers and college classmates. [eonline]
Leading Ladies Unmasked! Kristen Stewart, Nicole Kidman And Marion Cotillard Go Make-Up Free In W Magazines’s ‘Brightest Stars’ Shoot – Hollywood leading ladies Kristen Stewart, Nicole Kidman and Marion Cotillard are completely unmasked in a new photo shoot for W magazine. [dailymail]
PHOTO: Was This Totally Over-The-Top Runway Malfunction On Purpose? – We’ve seen plenty of exposed nipples and breasts on the runway, but Alexandre Vauthier just took it to a new level with his spring 2013 couture show. [styleite]
COMING UP TODAY
The Premier Show With Seth And Bruce 10h00 to 13h00 – Easing you into your Friday, Seth and Bruce discuss the topics of the day, with a smattering of sport, entertainment and finance. Powered by Jack Daniels! [2ovfm]
Sox And The City – From 15h00-17h00 today, DJ Sox will be banging out the best dance floor mixes. King of Castle Caprice, 31 and Trinity, Dj Sox is as consistently hot as a night out in Ibizia. Tune in from 15h00 and allow Sox and DJ Yaron to get you ready for the weekend! [soxandthecity]
Lindiwe On Her Not So Suttle Album, Kamakaze Art – Lindiwe Suttle was in studio with Just Josie on her lunchtime show. The ladies had a great chat about life, where she intends to take her career, her new album that is being released and which famous SA DJs are remixing her tracks. We also jammed her first released track off her new album, ‘Kamakaze Art’ called ’1000 Miles From Your Door’. Enjoy! [podcast]
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