FNB Under Fire For Insensitive Handicap Terrorism Tweet – FNB boss Jacques Celliers says an investigation is under way after a joke from the bank’s Twitter personality caused an uproar. [f24]
South Korean Ferry Investigation Broadens as Death Toll Tops 150 – More than 100 people remain missing after the Sewol sank off South Korea last week, prompting the arrest of at least seven crew members. [time]
South Korea Divers Finding Dead People By Feel – Once Kim Su-ho slipped into the sea’s violent currents in his mission as one of the divers searching the hull of the sunken Sewol ferry, he encountered a hazy nothingness and is now feeling for bodies. [wsj]
WhatsApp Hits 500 Million Users – A couple of months ago, Facebook announced it was acquiring WhatsApp for $19 billion in cash and stock options. Today, WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum wrote a blog post saying that the service now has 500 million active users. These users are sharing 700 million photos and 100 million videos every single day. [forbes]
Zuma Lashes Booers – President Jacob Zuma has labelled people who boo at him “empty vessels who make the most noise”, Gupta-owned ‘The New Age’ reported on Wednesday. [iol]
Pirates Raid Japanese Oil Tanker Off Malaysia, Kidnap Three Crew – Armed pirates raided a Japanese oil tanker off the coast of Malaysia and abducted three crew members, Malaysian maritime police said on Wednesday, underscoring increasing threats to shipping in one of the world’s busiest waterways. [reuters]
Barack And Michelle Obama Remember Frankie Knuckles – President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have shared a letter offering their thoughts and prayers to the friends and family of Chicago house pioneer Frankie Knuckles, who died earlier this month. [rollingstone]
The Goonies 2 – Spielberg Is In! -For those still on the fence about whether The Goonies sequel is a good idea, this should get you really truffle shuffling – Steven Spielberg is on board. [metro]
Double The Chance With Two Jackpots Over R1 Billion – It’s not everyday we have two jackpots for over 1 billion Rand to be won. But that is the case with tonight’s Powerball on R1.5 Billion ($150 million) and tomorrow’s Euromillions sitting on R1 billion (EUR68 million). Get tickets to this double opportunity [here]
Everest Guides Abandon Climbing Season After Deadly Avalanche – Nepalese guides on Mount Everest said Tuesday they would abandon this year’s climbing season to honour 16 colleagues killed in an avalanche last week, throwing hundreds of mountaineers’ plans into chaos. [afp]
Vice Reporter Simon Ostrovsky Detained in Eastern Ukraine by Pro-Russia Gunmen – American filmmaker Simon Ostrovsky has been taken into custody in Slaviansk, an eastern Ukrainian town under control of pro-Russian gunmen. Ostrovsky is a reporter for Vice Media, a Brooklyn-based company that produces documentary films. [vice]
Welcome To Germany’s Sex Industry ‘Paradise’ – When Germany legalised prostitution in 2002 it triggered an apparently unstoppable growth in the country’s sex industry. It’s now worth 15 billion euros a year and embraces everything from 12-storey mega-brothels to outdoor sex boxes. [telegraph]
Some People Are Making A Living Purely Through Gumtree Ads – It’s a popular misconception that people only sell used goods or black market concert tickets on Gumtree, but on closer inspection, we found SA’s favourite classifieds engine to be a thriving market place. Check this out. [2ov]
Uma Thurman Has Split Again From Elle Macpherson’s Ex – Actress Uma Thurman and her multi-millionaire fiance Arki Busson have split up, I can reveal. [dm]
Selfie Your Way To Brazil – Win A Trip To The 2014 FIFA World Cup™ FINAL! – That’s right, friends. You can LITERALLY selfie yourself (and a friend) all the way to the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ final. This is what you need to do. Are you listening closely? Good. [clickhere]
A Very Blonde Sofia Vergara – Poses for sultry bikini shoot at the tender age of 26 [dm]
This Guy Aims To Collect Every Copy Of ‘Speed’ On VHS – Ryan Beitz owns over 500 copies of the movie Speed on VHS. He also owns 26 laser discs of the film, but those aren’t part of the collection. [speed]
Drew Barrymore Welcomes New Daughter Frankie – There’s a new baby in the Kopelman house! Drew Barrymore and her husband Will Kopelman welcomed their second daughter Frankie Barrymore Kopelman on Tuesday. [usat]
Stephen Colbert Visits Letterman as Himself: ‘I’m Going to Do Whatever You’ve Done’ [Video] – Stephen Colbert — very much as the man, and not the character — made his first appearance Tuesday night on the Late Show With David Letterman, his first visit since being named the late-night legend’s successor on CBS. [mash]
Deals we think you’ll dig..
There are a number of ongoing deals setup at our various exclusive partners. We get emailed regularly to remind the readers about these various discounts and specials. They’re all pretty fantastic and worth knowing about – so we thought we would leave them here, out of your way at the bottom of the Morning Spice, should you ever need to find the one you’re looking for 😉
Case Of Pierre Jourdan MCC for Only R600 – For something that usually sells in high-end restaurants for R250+ it’s nice to know you can order Pierre Jourdan Cuvee Brut for only R100 a bottle. [check it out]
If You’re Paying Full Price For A New Car You’re A Fool – Anyone looking for any model of new car should be aware that 7days makes it their business to squeeze every last possible discount out of car dealers around the country. [check it out]
First Month Storage Space Only R1 At Stor-Age – Whether you need a locker for a bicycle or a garage for your house contents, Stor-age has the space you need. And they’re offering a special R1 for the first month deal – no strings attached! You can take you stauff out after one month – no problem! [check it out]
Takealot Have A 30% Discount Promo Code For beats by dre Headphones! All you need to do is find the products (keep reading to do that), and nail the following voucher code when you check out. Click to see. [check it out]
Get R150 Off Your First Uber Ride – If you haven’t tried Uber yet, you’re making a mockery of yourself. Stop riding cheap unreliable taxis with drivers who don’t know if they’re coming or going. Give yourself the private driver treatment with Uber and get R180 off your first ride! Sign up and boom, you’re done! [check it out]
Eat Fresh And Save Time – Every week DailyDish delivers the exact ingredients you need + recipes for four amazing meals. Stop killing yourself shopping for food in the week. Now you can just do the fun part – cooking and eating! [check it out]
R2,999 / Month For A Brand New MINI – The product range at MINI is diverse, to say the least. That’s why we’ve managed to structure a special deal for those of you desperate to join the MINI family, but are struggling to pull it together. [check it out]
Affordable Cane Furniture – If you’re buying cane or wicker furniture anywhere else, you’re wasting a lot of time and money. These guys import direct from Malawi. Hand-Made cane furniture – buy online and have it delivered! [canefurniturecapetown]
50% Off At Grootbos Private Luxury Lodge, Just 2 Hours Out Of Cape Town – Finally the last minute deal returns! If you book at Grootbos within 48 hours of arrival, you get 50% off your booking. That’s a VERY healthy discount – especially for a 5-star luxury surrounded by the splendour of nature. [check it out]
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