German Spy Agency Warns Of Chinese LinkedIn Espionage – China is using fake LinkedIn profiles to gather information on German officials and politicians, the German intelligence agency (BfV) has said. [bbc]
Max Clifford Dies – If ever there was an example of the old maxim that those who live by the sword ultimately perish by it, the publicist Max Clifford, who has died aged 74, exemplified it. [guardian]
Nikki Haley Says Trump’s Accusers ‘Should Be Heard’ – Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said Sunday that the women who have accused President Trump of touching or groping them without their consent “should be heard.” [washpo]
Violence Flares At Protest Near U.S. Embassy In Lebanon – Lebanese security forces fired tear gas and water canons at protesters near the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon on Sunday during a demonstration against President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. [reuters]
Nobel Peace Prize Winner Warns Nuclear War Is ‘One Tiny Tantrum Away’ – Ican, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, said a ‘nuclear crisis’ could be caused by a ‘bruised ego’, in an apparent reference to US-North Korea tensions. [metro]
Bitcoin Futures Launch Sends Bitcoin Up $1,000 – The price of bitcoin soared by more than $1,000 after the market went live. Bitcoin futures went live on Cboe Global Markets, the Chicago-based exchange group, Sunday evening and the price of the red-hot coin shot up. [busins]
Cyril Rejects Zuma’s Deal – Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has shot down President Jacob Zuma’s proposal that the losing candidate in the ANC presidential race should, by default, become the deputy for the purpose of forging party unity. [n24]
MultiChoice: Bully Boy Or Dirty Player? – This week MultiChoice, parent company Naspers and Naspers chief executive Koos Bekker rallied against allegations by amaBhungane and News24 that it had paid the Gupta family through ANN7, and had unduly influenced former communications minister Faith Muthambi, to ensure it won the battle over set-top boxes. [mg]
Local Booze Delivery App Will Save Your Life This Silly Season – We’ve always wondered when someone was going to nail the booze delivery game. It’s now impossible to leave the house without hitting traffic so this is just in time. [here]
Your Terrible Night’s Sleep Might Be About More Than Just Stress – Not getting a full night of sleep can ruin your day, but how do you cope if it happens every night? Perhaps it’s time to start working on figuring that out. [here]
New Evacuations As Huge Southern California Fire Flares Up – The so-called Thomas fire has burned about 200,000 acres and is only 15 percent contained. [fox]
Apple Is Acquiring Music Recognition App Shazam – We have heard that the deal is being signed this week, and will be announced on Monday, although that could always change. One source describes the deal as in the nine figures; another puts it at around £300 million ($401 million). [tc]
Markus Jooste: High Life, Big Fall – How the man behind SA’s largest corporate scandal is less than beloved by his neighbours after refusing to let them pass by his seaside plot. [f24]
Manchester City Beats United To Leap Out To 11-Point English Premier League Lead – Manchester City capitalised on two defensive lapses by Romelu Lukaku to claim a record-setting 2-1 win over Manchester United and open up an 11-point lead over its fierce rival in the Premier League on Sunday. [stuff]
This Couple Is Asking For Only One Gift At Their Wedding: Bitcoin – Marriages are made in heaven but wedding gifts are surely decided on earth. [qz]
Beautiful Teeth Don’t Have To Be Expensive – Just as the price of phones and laptops go down, so does the price of tech in the dentistry industry. Read this to see how affordable a beautiful smile is these days [here]
Singer Chris Rea Collapses On Stage – Singer Chris Rea is said to be in a stable condition in hospital after collapsing during a performance. [bbc]
The Real-Life Story of Princess Margaret and Tony, Wild Swings of Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ – They scandalized even Swinging London, jeopardized the reputation of the monarchy, and make for riveting television. [beast]
The Crown’s Prince Philip Wants Selena Gomez To Play Meghan Markle – Actor Matt Smith’s time on popular Netflix series The Crown is coming to a close. The next seasons will take on new actors who are closer in age to the British royals they’re portraying, as the series continues to track the nearly-century-long arc of the current monarchy. [time]
Trump Reportedly Drinks 12 Cans Of Diet Coke And Watches Up To 8 Hours Of TV Per Day – President Donald Trump drinks roughly 12 cans of Diet Coke every day, according to a lengthy New York Times profile about how he grapples with the daily demands of the presidency. [busins]
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Everyone’s Talking About Streaming These Days – There’s a world of entertainment out there, but if you want to get with the program then there’s no better place to start than Showmax. [here]
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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 R150 off your first ride! Sign up and boom, you’re done! [check it out]
Calling The Home DIY Do-It-Alls – If you’re using a drill around the house and you don’t have a Drilby then grow up. A hundred bucks and you can kiss that dust goodbye. [drilby]
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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