Prime Minister bats for Kevin Pietersen As ECB Ducks The Issue – The case for keeping Kevin Pietersen is powerful, says David Cameron, while James Whitaker, the new chairman of selectors, refuses to give the reasons for his sacking. [telegraph]
Dylan Farrow On Woody Allen Allegations Backlash – Dylan Farrow responds to her brother Moses’ accusation that she and their mother, Mia, are lying about Woody Allen molesting Dylan as a child. [time]
Luxury Cars Used To Smuggle Cigarettes – Contraband cigarettes with an estimated street value of R5m were seized at the Beit Bridge border post in Limpopo in January, the Hawks said on Thursday. [n24]
Beloved Deaf Composer In Japan Appears To Be None Of The Above – He was celebrated as a prolific musical genius whose compositions appeared in popular video games and the competition routine of a top figure skater in the coming Sochi Olympics. His deafness won him praise as Japan’s modern-day Beethoven. [newyorktimes]
Fingerprint ATMs On Their Way To SA – When the first Standard Bank ATMs (Automatic Teller Machines) hit South Africa in 1981, the technology fundamentally changed banking in that it allowed customers to access their accounts after banking hours. [news24]
October 2015: The End of the Swipe-and-Sign Credit Card – It’s a payment ritual as familiar as handing over a $20 bill, and it’s soon to go extinct: prepare to say farewell to the swipe-and-sign of a credit card transaction. [wsj]
Pope Francis’ Harley-Davidson Sold At Paris Auction For R3 Million – A Harley-Davidson motorcycle donated last year to Pope Francis was sold at a Paris auction Thursday to benefit charity. The pope’s hog fetched a whopping bid of more than $280,000 — far exceeding the expected sale price. [cbs]
Rock Band Demands US Government PAYS For Songs Used To ‘Torture Terror Suspects’ – Canadian shock rockers have sent an invoice for ‘musical services’ after learning their music was used on inmates at Guantanamo Bay. [mirror]
Google Takes Stand Against Anti-Gay Law At Sochi Winter Olympics – On the eve of the 2014 Sochi Olympics opening ceremony, Google took a very public stand against Russian anti-gay law and discrimination. [latimes]
New York Police Department Is Beta-Testing Google Glass – Google Glass may soon become a favored tool for law enforcement agencies in the United States. [ventbeat]
Russian Official Says Government Has Video Surveillance Of Sochi Hotel Room Showers – As journalists have started to flood into Sochi to cover the Olympic games, they’ve found that their accommodations are a bit rough around the edges. But Sochi guests may have something more important to worry about than a hastily thrown-together hotel room: their own privacy. [verge]
Axl Rose Mocks Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘Bum’ Notes At Super Bowl – Guns N’ Roses legend Axl Rose has waded into the controversy over the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Super Bowl set by poking fun at the rockers for not playing live. [smh]
North Korea Threatens To Pull Out Of Family Reunions – North Korea says it may back out of the family reunions it agreed to hold with South Korea if the latter continues with the annual drills it holds with the United States. [cnn]
While You Were Out – The US Powerball jackpot has rolled over so much the current prize is now R2.7 Billion. Thanks, Tokyo – I’ll have you now. Get tickets for Saturday’s draw [here]
Leonardo DiCaprio Says He’s Never Done Drugs – In his Oscar-nominated performance as Jordan Belfort in “The Wolf of Wall Street,” Leonardo DiCaprio portrays a reckless stockbroker who snorts coke for breakfast and eats Quaaludes for lunch. In reality, however, DiCaprio admits he has never touched the stuff. [huffers]
Jay Leno Says Goodbye To “The Tonight Show” – Jay Leno has said goodbye to “The Tonight Show” before, but not like this. The comedian became tearful and choked up Thursday as he concluded what he called the “greatest 22 years of my life.” [cbs]
Supermodel Doutzen Kroes Nude Shot Reveals Pregnancy – Doutzen Kroes announces she is pregnant with her second child as she unveils her beautiful baby bump in tasteful nude shot. [daimai]
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