A Basquiat Sells For ‘Mind-Blowing’ $110.5 Million At Auction – Joining the rarefied $100 million-plus club in a salesroom punctuated by periodic gasps from the crowd, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s powerful 1982 painting of a skull brought $110.5 million at Sotheby’s, to become the sixth most expensive work ever sold at auction. Only 10 other works have broken the $100 million mark. [nyt]
Motorist Crashes Into Times Square Crowd, Killing One Person, Injuring 22 – A U.S. Navy veteran plowed his car into pedestrians in New York City’s packed Times Square on Thursday, killing an 18-year-old woman and injuring 22 people. The city’s mayor said there was no indication it was an act of terrorism. [reuters]
President Trump Lashes Out At ‘Witch Hunt’ Amid Special Counsel’s Appointment For Russia Probe – Brimming with resentment, President Donald Trump fervently denied on Thursday that his campaign had collaborated with Russia or that he’d tried to kill an FBI probe of the issue, contending that “even my enemies” recognize his innocence and declaring himself the most unfairly hounded president in history. [time]
Roger Ailes, Longtime Fox News CEO, Dead At 77 – Roger Ailes, the pugnacious and polarizing Fox News founder who advised Republican Presidents from Richard Nixon to Donald Trump and resigned under a cloud of sexual harassment allegations last year, died Wednesday after a fall at his Florida mansion. He was 77. [nydn]
Chinese Jets Intercept U.S. Radiation-Sniffing Plane, U.S. Says – Two Chinese SU-30 aircraft carried out what the U.S. military described on Thursday as an “unprofessional” intercept of a U.S. aircraft designed to detect radiation while it was flying in international airspace over the East China Sea. [reuters]
Van Breda ‘May Have Injured Himself’ – Henri van Breda’s defence counsel accused the prosecution of an “ambush” yesterday over a pathologist’s evidence that cuts on the axe murder accused’s body were likely to have been self-inflicted. [tlive]
Rand Takes Worst Beating Since Credit Downgrades – The rand hasn’t taken as hard a beating since the credit downgrade, partly because its strength is not solely dependent on domestic developments. Global factors have proven to be a driver of its performance, said economist Dr Azar Jammine. [f24]
E.U. Fines Facebook $122 Million Over Disclosures In WhatsApp Deal – On Thursday, the European Union’s powerful antitrust chief fined the social network 110 million euros, or about $122 million, for giving misleading statements during the company’s $19 billion acquisition of the internet messaging service WhatsApp in 2014. [nyt]
Pyeongchang 2018: Athletes To Travel Through Demilitarised Zone – North Korean athletes will be allowed to travel through the demilitarised no-go zone into South Korea as a symbolic peace gesture before next year’s Winter Olympic Games, organisers have promised. [bbc]
Lottery Couple Sued By Their Own Son Who Claims He Was Cut Out Of £101m Fortune During Drunken Row – An ex-naval officer whose father won £101 million on the lottery is now suing him after he was cut out of his fortune following a drunken row at his step-mother’s birthday party. [tele]
How And Why The Hoodie Has Made A Massive Comeback – Since when did the hoodie become an acceptable form of clothing again? Not too long ago, actually, and the style evolution is only gathering speed. [here]
Why Leonardo DiCaprio And Nina Agdal Split: ‘He’s Not Ready To Settle Down’ – The actor and his girlfriend, model Nina Agdal, have called it quits. “They broke up a couple of days ago” according to a source close to the couple. “Nina and Leo have parted ways. It is amicable. They remain friends.” [people]
I Guess We Know Who Really Nailed It This Mother’s Day – Ahead of the big day we offered you guys the chance to spoil someone of your choosing with a gift, and we know of one mom who’s happy we did. [here]
Everyone’s Talking About Bitcoin Again – So How Exactly Does The Tax Part Work? – Ever been offered Bitcoin as a form of remuneration, but just aren’t all that sure on what to do with it when it comes to tax? Here’s what the experts have to say. [here]
Kendall Jenner Flashes A Nipple – As she arrives at LAX bra-less in semi-sheer crochet top and matching see-through pants. [dm]
Why Taylor Swift Keeps Falling For British Men – From Tom Hiddleston To Joe Alwyn – The allure of the stereotypical British man in pop-culture can be no better illustrated than through the love life of Taylor Swift. [tele]
Popular Social Media Sites ‘Harm Young People’s Mental Health’ – Poll of 14- to 24-year-olds shows Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter increased feelings of inadequacy and anxiety. [guardian]
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So These Guys Are Apparently The Top SA Winery Of The Past 10 Years – You’ve tasted Chocolate Block, right? Of course you have, somake sure you arrive at every dinner party with a bottle of the best [boekenhout]
How Can You Leave Your Dog At Home While You Go To Work? – You say he’s part of the family – yet you’d never leave your human child at home, alone, for the whole day. Drop that little rascal off at Proud Hounds and see the joy in his eyes! [proudhounds]
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