Injured Elbow Slows Down Boxing King Mayweather – The 36-year-old Mayweather earned a record $41 million purse Saturday for a dominating 12-round victory in which he claimed Alvarez’s World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association super welterweight belts. [afp]
Your Police Chief’s PR Man Owns A Brothel – Police chief Riah Phiyega’s spin doctor Makhosini Nkosi secretly runs a brothel in a quiet suburban street in Johannesburg, taking a cut every time a client hires a prostitute at his premises. [timeslive]
Syria Hails US-Russia Deal On Chemical Weapons – The US-Russia deal on Syria’s chemical weapons is a “victory” that averts war, a Syrian minister says. The framework document says Syria must provide full details of its stockpile within a week – with the chemical arsenal eliminated by mid-2014. [bbc]
Shrien Dewani Could Be Cleared After Ballistics Experts Claim Wife Anni Was ‘Shot By Accident’ – Honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani could be freed without charge after a new investigation has claimed his wife Anni was shot ‘by accident’. [dailymail]
Plane Lands On The N1 – A small aircraft carried out an emergency landing on the N1 south in Limpopo, between Mokopane and Polokwane, on Sunday, the provincial roads and traffic department said. [news24]
World’s Oldest Man Dies – The world’s oldest man, a 112-year-old self-taught musician, coal miner and gin rummy aficionado from western New York, has died. He was 112. [foxnews]
Justin Bieber Likes His ‘Scent’ On Girls – The 19-year-old singer enjoys sniffing women who have sprayed some of his ‘The Key’ scent on them and admits he always remembers females who smell great over those who don’t. He said: ”I like my scents on girls. When a girl smells great, you remember it. Being memorable is always a good thing.” [conmus]
Countdown For Costa Concordia Parbuckling Begins – Nick Sloane, the South African senior salvage master of the operation, said the Concordia would suffer an extreme amount of force of compression in the first moments of the maneuver to bring her upright. But he has expressed confidence that the huge cruise ship will survive the stress. [cbs]
R4 Billion Is 5th Largest Powerball In History – What a lovely opportunity for people that haven’t been feeding this monster, to just jump in now and possibly claim glory. And for those who have been plugging away – you can’t pull out now! Get tickets [here]
California Lawmakers Reject Mandatory Condom Use In Porn – Porn participants will continue to go raw for the foreseeable future — even as four performers tested positive for HIV in the last month — after California lawmakers rejected a bill that would make condom use mandatory during filming. [gawker]
Fast-Food Bill Of R50k ‘Not Excessive’, Says N Cape Premier Office – Northern Cape Premier Sylvia Lucas’s office has defended using her government credit card on reportedly buying fast food at outlets like KFC and Spur. [mg]
Soldiers Charged Over Gupta Landing – Four members of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) were charged before a military court on Friday, on charges relating to the landing of a private aircraft at the Waterkloof Air Force Base. [news24]
Russia Bows To Pressure On Wording Of Olympic Truce And Embraces Gays – Every two years, the UN adopts a resolution called the Olympic truce, a perfunctory statement that invokes the ancient Greeks and celebrates friendly competition and “the cause of peace”. It usually passes with little deliberation, but not this year. [scmp]
Coked-Up New York Knicks Basketball Players Fixed Games For Their Dealer In The ’80s – During the 1981-1982 season, at least three Knicks players fixed games for their unnamed cocaine dealer, “one of the largest dealers on the East Coast,” according to FBI files. [gawker]
Scarlett Johansson Stars In Porn Addiction Film – Scarlett Johansson and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are getting hot and heavy in “Don Jon.” The new film marks Gordon-Levitt’s feature-length directorial debut. He plays the lead role of “Don” Jon, an Italian-American devoted to his family, friends, religion…and online pornography. [cbs]
New York Police Shoot, Injure Two Bystanders While Pursuing Man – New York police fired on a man who was acting erratically Saturday night at a busy midtown intersection in Manhattan, wounding two bystanders, according to social media and news media reports. [latimes]
Totally Serious Judge Orders Divorcing Couple To Split Home In Half – A judge in Seville, Spain, proved he’d watched one too many romantic comedies when he sentenced a divorcing couple to split their 2,700-square-foot apartment directly down the middle. The judge said the space should be bisected to create two independent homes, with the couple’s two kids presumably traveling freely between them. [msn]
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Coming Up On Mail & Guardian Newsroom, 13h00 – More details have emerged about the contentious 2010 empowerment deal that saw ANC chairperson Baleka Mbete’s stake in Gold Fields by a dramatic R25-million. M&G reporter Craig McKune talks us through some of the details of the story and we ask BEE specialist Paul Janisch whether this is BEE as it was meant to be. If all of that serious stuff gets you down, we’ll also play you some weekly “Choons”, dedicated to the people and issues making headlines, and talk about some of the lighter news doing the rounds – what happened when the statistician general decided to put down his spreadsheets and start speculating about why white people are so unhappy and have so much hypertension, why Zuma thinks South African journalists should take their cue from Mexican journalists who haven’t been killed, maimed, or forced to flee their homes, and why Zwelenzima Vavi’s twitter favourites briefly included a half naked lady? [mgnewsroom]
Spicy Afternoon Fiesta, 15h00-17h00 – This show features the only best, less mainstream artists from our local up and coming bands and DJ’s/Producers and the emerging underground artists from around the world. The Dirty Mexican also reviews a movie and video game suggested by a listener. Listen live from 15h00. [spicyafternoonfiesta]
HotWired Tech Show, 17h00 – This week on HotWired we talk about all the life changing developments in the world of tech and social media. As usual. Like, what is the most popular iPhone 5C colour. Wait, the iPhone 5C? Yeah, we’ll cover that too. We’ll also discuss Justin Beiber’s Instagram stint with regard to the new Man of Steel 2 film. (If you don’t know what we are talking about, you really do need to prioritize tuning in). Then, at some point, we may actually get around to talking about tech. There may or may not be mention of a gadget that helps you to find your keys by whistling, another that lets you record footage of someone inconspicuously while staying stylish, and some pretty epic wireless headphone (so that we can at least pretend to know important stuff about real serious tech). [hotwired]
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