SA Ranked Worst Out Of 36 In Global Road Safety Report – Exceptionally high levels of road accidents costs the South African economy more than R300-billion each year, according to an international report. [m&g]
Google Said to Face New Antitrust Probe Over Display Ads – Google Inc. (GOOG) is facing a new antitrust probe by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission into whether the company is using its leadership in the online display-advertising market to illegally curb competition, people familiar with the matter said. [bloomberg]
Woolwich Suspects ‘Known To Security Services’ – The two terror suspects being held under armed guard at hospitals in London were both known to security services, Government sources say. The men – who were apparently assessed by MI5 as not posing a threat requiring “immediate intervention” – were arrested following the hacking to death of a serving soldier in the street in Woolwich, southeast London. [sky]
London Terror Attack: Names, Family Tragedy And Deepening Mystery – Investigators are still a long way from piecing together exactly what happened and why, but details are emerging about the suspects—and the victim. [time]
Woolwich Attack: Younger Suspect ‘Used To Hand Out Radical Leaflets’ – The second suspect in the Woolwich murder was known for handing out radical leaflets and a woman believed to be his girlfriend had recently converted to Islam. [telegraph]
Pope Francis Says Atheists Who Do Good Are Redeemed, Not Just Catholics – Pope Francis rocked some religious and atheist minds today when he declared that everyone was redeemed through Jesus, including atheists. During his homily at Wednesday Mass in Rome, Francis emphasized the importance of “doing good” as a principle that unites all humanity, and a “culture of encounter” to support peace. [huffpo]
Verizon And J.Lo Are Launching A Mobile Brand For Latinos – Verizon announced a new collaboration with Latino mega-star Jennifer Lopez to launch Viva Movil, a mobile brand targeting America’s expanding Hispanic population. [busins]
Boy Scouts To Allow Gay Scouts – The Boy Scouts of America’s National Council has voted to ease a long-standing ban and allow openly gay boys to be accepted as Scouts. Of the local Scout leaders voting at their annual meeting in Texas, more than 60% supported the proposal. [newser]
Meet The 28-Year-Old CEO Of Bang With Friends – The last time I met up with “C”, the CEO of Bang with Friends, it was for a boozy night of bar-hopping that ended up on a Brooklyn rooftop. He refused to tell me his last name. That changed last week when the Webutante Ball inadvertently outed Colin Hodge and his cofounder Omri Mor by listing their names in the ballot for “king” of the ball. [ValleyWag]
Hotel’s R50m Price Tag Dashes Dreams – The Blaauwberg hotel at the centre of an apparent pyramid scheme, has been sold for R50m, dashing the hopes of over 3 300 people who invested about R616m in the project. The hotel was knocked down by the ClareMart Auction Group for an inclusive R50.1m on Thursday. [fin24]
NASA Making Progress On Asteroid Mission – The head of Nasa visited the Jet Propulsion Laboratory where engineers are working on a proposed mission to lasso a small asteroid and drag it closer to Earth for astronauts to explore. [news24]
Sergio Garcia Wants To Talk With Tiger Woods To Defuse Row – A contrite Sergio Garcia says he wants a meeting with Tiger Woods to apologise directly for the racist row. The row was sparked by Garcia’s “fried chicken” comments at an official dinner. Garcia has had a long-running feud with Woods and it exploded on Tuesday night when he was questioned on stage at the annual tour dinner. [theaussie]
Amanda Bynes Arrested in Midtown Apartment: Sources – Actress Amanda Bynes was arrested by police in her Midtown apartment Thursday night after officers caught her throwing drug paraphernalia out the window, law enforcement sources said. [nbc]
Kate Upton, Nina Agdal Trade Places As Prom Dates To High School Senior (VIDEO) – She’s no Kate Upton, but Nina Agdal is a pretty awesome consolation prize. Inside Edition reports that high school senior Jake Davidson, who famously asked Kate Upton to prom via YouTube and was ultimately rejected, has found a model date in Nina Agdal, 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue’s Rookie Of The Year. [huffpo]
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