Rand Sinks As South Africa Plans Record Bailout For Eskom – The rand declined the most among the world’s major currencies and bonds fell after the South African government unveiled a bailout plan that may strain the nation’s finances. [msn]
Deutsche Bank Weighed Extending Trump Loans On Default Risk – Top Deutsche Bank AG executives were so concerned after the 2016 U.S. election that the Trump Organization might default on about $340 million of loans while Donald Trump was in office that they discussed extending repayment dates until after the end of a potential second term in 2025, according to people with knowledge of the discussions. [bloom]
Bernie Sanders Raises $5.9m In 24 Hours After Announcing 2020 Campaign – More than 225,000 donors gave from all 50 states, an early sign of the Vermont senator’s fundraising prowess. [guardian]
Moscow Ready To Cut Time For Nuclear Strike On U.S. If Necessary -Putin – Moscow will match any U.S. move to deploy new nuclear missiles closer to Russia by stationing its own missiles closer to the United States or by deploying faster missiles or both, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday. [reuters]
Heineken Is Looking Forward To A Very Profitable 2019 – Heineken is going from strength to strength as sales and share prices soar, with consumers choosing to upgrade to premium beer. [here]
ANC Plans To Tune The Nation – Hot on the heels of revelations that former president Jacob Zuma will be recording a full-length album of struggle songs, the ANC has announced the launch of its national and provincial election music album on Friday. [n24]
Apple’s Secretive Self-Driving Car Project Is Starting To Come Into Focus – The company delivers its voluntary safety report to the feds, which is mostly notable for the details it lacks. [verge]
Covington Teen Nick Sandmann Sues The Washington Post For $250M – Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann filed a $250 million defamation lawsuit against the Washington Post on Tuesday, accusing the newspaper of targeting him in “a modern-day form of McCarthyism.” [nyp]
Will Smith ‘Vandalizes’ DVDs At Public Library – Will Smith stopped at a public library to sign DVD copies of his films while shooting scenes for “Bad Boys for Life” near Atlanta. [cnn]
Facebook Is An ‘Innovator in Privacy,’ Says Guy Who Runs Facebook – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is fond of suggesting that all the criticism of his globe-spanning social media empire comes from either the misinformed or the malicious. [giz]
Microsoft Uncovers Major EU Hacking Campaign – Microsoft is planning on making its AccountGuard cybersecurity service available to several countries in Europe after it discovered hackers targeting democratic institutions, think tanks and non-profit organizations in the region. [trad]
Ariana Grande Just Made History Snagging A Record Last Held By The Beatles – According to Billboard, the success of Ariana Grande’s latest album earns her a number of major industry accolades. The most notable? By claiming the top three slots of this week’s Billboard Hot 100, Grande has achieved a triumph last held by The Beatles in 1964. [mash]
Thor Star Chris Hemsworth To Play WWE Legend Hulk Hogan In New Film – One of WWE’s biggest ever stars is getting the silver-screen treatment. [metro]
Google Built A Tiny Street View Car To Map Out One Of The World’s Largest Model Cities, And The Results Are Incredible – The “Miniatur Wunderland” exhibition, located in Hamburg, Germany, is the world’s largest model railway. If you’ve never seen it before, it’s one of the cutest, most detailed miniature models you’ll ever see in your life. [busins]
Emoji License Plates Will Soon Be Available In Queensland, Australia – Drivers in the Australian state of Queensland will soon be able to personalize their license plates with emoji. The state’s official license plate vendor, Personalised Plates Queensland (PPQ), is launching the option on March 1st, with preorders available now. [verge]
A Quick Comparison Of SA’s Cheapest Bank Accounts – Banking experts will tell you that Capitec has shaken the Big Four (FNB, Absa, Standard Bank and Nedbank) with their entry-level accounts. Let’s see if that rings true. [here]
Getting Down At Up The Creek 2019 – I’m surrounded by inflatable unicorns, flamingos, dolphins and pizza slices, all piloted by bopping revellers with drinks in their hands and dazed smiles on their faces. [getaway]
Two Rare Oarfish, Long Regarded As Omens Of Natural Disasters, Found Alive By Japanese Fishermen – Fishermen were stunned to discover two deep-sea fish believed to be ancient harbingers of earthquakes and tsunamis alive in nets in the Japanese island of Okinawa. [cnn] This is crazy.
Mandy Moore On Ryan Adams Marriage: ‘I Was Living My Life For Him’ – Singer-actress opened up on ‘WTF With Marc Maron’ podcast about her seven-year relationship with the artist facing sexual misconduct accusations. [rolsto]
‘Unbelievable’: Irish Family Celebrate After Record £152m Lottery Win – Ticket was stashed in an Argos catalogue under a mattress until it could be taken to lottery HQ. [guardian]
Bros Send Fans Into Meltdown As They Return To Brits 2019 After 30 Years – Bros made a surprise appearance at the Brit Awards 2019 (Picture: PA) Bros fans went into meltdown as the When Will I Be Famous singers returned to the Brit Awards. [metro]
Music Legend Is Reported To Police – After groping man in a hotel toilets after being introduced by a mutual friend’ [dm]
DON’T SAY WE DIDN’T TELL YOU…
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