Krejcir Opens Assault, Attempted Murder Case Against Police – EyeWitness News on Sunday reported that Czech businessperson Radovan Krejcir, who was arrested on Friday on charges of attempted murder and kidnapping, has opened a case of assault and attempted murder against the police. [m&g]
Proposed Date For Scottish Independence Named – Scotland could be independent on 24 March, 2016, if voters back leaving the UK in the independence referendum, the Deputy First Minister has announced. [bbc]
Catching Fire Scorches the World With $307M Opening – The second film from Suzanne Collins’ best-selling YA trilogy won the weekend at North American theaters with $161.1 million, according to preliminary estimates from its distributor Lionsgate, and pulled in another $146.6 million in 63 international markets, for a golden global total of $307.7 million. [time]
Virgin Galactic Will Accept Bitcoins For A Trip To Space – Richard Branson announced today that his commercial space company, Virgin Galactic, will accept Bitcoin in exchange for a ride into space. [forbes]
ANC Crafts Election Answers – The party has crafted a dossier – a hymn sheet of sorts – for its campaigners, from ministers through to volunteers, which contains the answers to difficult questions voters might pose on the campaign trail. [citpre]
Nuclear Deal With Iran Reached – Six world powers reached a deal on Sunday morning in Geneva to lift some sanctions on Iran. [beast]
Local Businessman Admits Paying Off Police Chief – Cape Town businessman Mohamed Salim Dawjee has admitted giving Western Cape police chief Arno Lamoer R20,000 to help him pay off a loan, the Sunday Times reported. [timliv]
2oceansvibe Is Looking For A New Sales Executive – Are You The Chosen One? – 2oceansvibe’s readership has doubled year on year and with that comes an ever growing team, tasked with the job of making this well oiled machine run even faster. Do you think you’re up to the task? [read-this]
Sebastian Vettel Achieves Ninth Straight F1 Grand Prix Win In Brazil – Sebastian Vettel won his 13th race of the season to equal Michael Schumacher’s 2004 record with Ferrari, and also equal Alberto Ascari’s record of nine consecutive wins, though that was set over two seasons. [guardian]
Rare Leica Camera Sells For R6.2 Million In Hong Kong Auction – An Asian buyer purchased a rare Leica camera, one of only four of its kind in the world, for $620,000 at a Hong Kong auction, auctioneers said Saturday. [nst]
Steyn Fined For Bad Language – South Africa’s fast bowler Dale Steyn has been fined for using offensive language in Friday’s second Twenty20 against Pakistan. [iol]
Robbie Williams Scores UK’s 1,000th Number One Album – Pop star Robbie Williams’ new big band album Swings Both Ways has become the 1,000th record to top the UK charts. [bbc]
AFP and Getty To Pay $1.2 million For Using Twitter Photos Without Permission – At the beginning of this year a US district judge ruled that several news organizations were liable for infringing on the copyrights of photographer Daniel Morel, after they used images posted on Twitter without permission — now they’ve been ordered to pay. Both the Agence France-Presse and Getty Images will have to pay Morel a total of $1.2 million for their part in the situation. [verge]
Conrad Murray Held Michael Jackson’s Penis Every Night – While the biggest mystery in the Conrad Murray case is how on earth he’s still somehow a licensed doctor, he’s also been making the media rounds this week trying to pretend Michael Jackson’s death is a mystery that hasn’t already been solved with a guilty verdict. [gawk]
Death of JFK Spawned an Industry That Thrived for Decades – If the torrent of 50th anniversary articles, symposia,blog posts, TV documentaries and docudramas, historical reenactments, new books, and reissues has left you aghast at the bottomless self-involvement of your elders, please keep in mind that the deluge this month is nothing compared to the steady rain that fell on us almost every month between 1963 and 1967. [beast]
Honey Bees Trained to Detect Cancer on Patients’ Breath – Doctors have long treated patients for exceptionally bad bee stings, but now, it looks like the insects may be helping the field of medicine. [mash]
Beastie Boys, ‘Girls’ Viral Video in Copyright Infringement Fight – Goldieblox, the company responsible for the “Princess Machine” advertisement, demands a declaratory judgment that its parody of the song is fair use. [hollyrep]
Woman on 1st Walk After Motorcycle Crash is Killed by Car – Sally Ann Okuly survived cancer. And she survived a motorcycle crash six months ago, feeling well enough to leave the house last weekend for the first time in half a year. [nbc]
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