Australia’s ‘First Bloke’ In Hot Water Following Public Gaffe – Australia’s “first bloke” has landed himself in hot water over comments that men wanting to get their prostates checked should seek out small, female Asian doctors to perform the examination. [guardian]
Boeing Aware of Battery Ills Before Failure – Even before two battery failures led to the grounding of all Boeing 787 jets this month, the lithium-ion batteries used on the aircraft had experienced multiple problems that raised questions about their reliability. [nytimes]
Elderly Paedophile Gets 15 Years In Jail – Convicted paedophile, Johannes Kleinhans, was jailed for 15 years on Tuesday on 95 counts that included sexual assaults on three pubescent girls over a period of two years, possession and the manufacture of child pornography, and the use of the girls for the manufacture of the pornography. [news24]
Apple’s 128GB iPad Just Gave Every Android Tablet Manufacturer A Headache – Apple’s announcement of a new iPad SKU with 128GB of storage is a wonderful tactical stroke. Android tablet manufacturers that are going to be crunching the numbers overnight. [forbes]
Facebook Partners With Suicide Prevention Vibe – Facebook has announced its partnership with suicide prevention group Save.org to monitor what they’re calling “suicide warning signs” posted through social media. [mashable]
The New Microsoft Office Is Here—And You Rent It – Office—Word, Excel, PowerPoint, the old frenemies—are out of beta and ready to buy. Sort of: you buy the newest version of Office like you buy Netflix or Spotify, with a subscription. And it makes a hell of a lot of sense. [gizmodo]
Google’s Plan to Snatch Shopping From Amazon Is Working – Of all the great match-ups among tech’s Fantastic Four — Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon — it’s Google versus Amazon that’s becoming the most fascinating, and not because of who has the better tablet. [wired]
Why The Queen Is Never Going To Abdicate – The House of Windsor won’t follow Queen Beatrix’s example in the Netherlands. Our monarch believes the job is God-given and for life. [telegraph]
US Senate Confirms Kerry As Secretary Of State – After 28 years in the Senate, one failed presidential bid, and four years as chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, John Kerry, D-Mass., was formally confirmed this afternoon to succeed Hillary Clinton as secretary of state. [cbs]
BP Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter – BP PLC closed the book on the Justice Department’s criminal probe of its role in the Gulf oil spill Tuesday, when a federal judge agreed to let the oil giant plead guilty to manslaughter charges for the deaths of 11 rig workers and pay a record $4 billion in penalties. [washpo]
Ryk Neethling, The Firefighter – Olympic swimming gold medallist Ryk Neethling had hardly any sleep on Monday night – he was fighting fires. Neethling helped desperate farmers and firefighters to douse runaway fires fuelled by relentless winds of up to 40km an hour in the Cape winelands. [timeslive]
Zimbabwe’s Bank Balance Stands At $217 – After paying public workers’ salaries last week, the balance in cash-strapped Zimbabwe’s government public account stood at just $217, Finance Minister Tendai Biti said on Tuesday. [news24]
Father of Newtown Victim Heckled By Gun Advocates At Legislative Hearing – Neil Heslin, whose six-year-old son was murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School last month, was heckled by gun advocates during a legislative hearing on Monday. [rawsto]
Manchester United’s Sir Alex Ferguson Charged By FA With Misconduct – Sir Alex Ferguson has been charged by the Football Association for comments made about an assistant referee at Tottenham Hotspur on 20 January. [guardian]
Nicole Kidman Reveals Botox Nightmare – Like many Hollywood stars, Nicole Kidman has experimented with botox. But after not being able to move her face, she has sworn off the treatment. [starpulse]
‘The Day I Found Brad Pitt In Bed With My Wife’: Mike Tyson – Mike Tyson has revealed how he found his wife in bed with Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt – and how he ‘was mad as hell’ at the discovery. [dailymail]
Whitney Houston’s Face Was Cut Out Of Group Family Portraits – In “Remembering Whitney,” the mother of the late Whitney Houston writes that from the start she had doubted whether Brown was right for her daughter. And she thinks that Whitney might not have ended up so “deep” into drugs had they not stayed together. [huffpo]
Kris Jenner Talk Show Coming Soon – Just what you wanted, right? The famous momager has officially landed her own talk show on Fox, and the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star exclusively sat down with E! News today to discuss her new stint. [eonline]
COMING UP TODAY
The Markham Legacy On The Bailey Schneider Show – Markham was started by a guy called Henry William Markham in 1873 in Adderley Street Cape Town. He only made suits and clientele mostly included polititians and high profile gentlemen with a keen affinity towards ‘bespoke tailoring’. The second shop opened in Ellof Str Johannesburg. Both stores still exist to this day, along with 268 more. Find out the Markham story from 14h00-15h00 today, where Van Lee Markham will join Bailey Schneider. [2ovfm]
Bob’s Weekend Getaways– Tune in to The Mid Week Weekend with bob Skinstad and Dan Green from 15h00-17h00 today where they’ll be running their weekly Kia Weekend getaway competition, treating one listener to a divine weekend away, just 2 hours outside of Cape Town or Johannesburg. Tune in to find out how you can win! [kiaweekendgetaway]
4 Ways To Counter The Loss Of Nutrients In Our Foods – Inflammation is the body’s attempt at self-protection when something harmful or irritating affects a part of our body. Dr Patrick Bouic was in studio chatting about how this biological response, is slowly but surely killing us. Our current way of living exposes us to increased pesticides and pollution. Many of us exercise at the gym like crazy, and many smoke as well. What we don’t realise is, in the process, we are generating Reactive Oxygen Species. Up to a 50 years ago, our foods were sufficient on anti oxidants to neutralize that but now, our foods are becoming more and more refined, losing enormous amounts of nutrition. We can try and eat as healthy as we possibly can, but the properties of the antioxidants in food have deteriorated, so we should be supplementing with a natural antioxidant everyday. Cape Kingdom has 4 products on the market, giving all the benefits of properly distilled buchu oil to help the body to combat free-radicals (associated with aging) while enhancing general wellbeing. [podcast]
Punishment Teaches A Child Nothing. DIscipline Appropriately – Mommy Matters with Jess and Kath tackled the issue of ‘discipline’ on Tuesday- and much to Jess and Kath’s surprise, the team were wrapped over the knuckles for spanking their toddlers. Guest in studio, Anne Cawood, social worker and author of Toddlers Need Boundaries, told the ladies that this kind of discipline was in fact classified as ‘punishment’ and teaches a child nothing. [podcast]
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