Royal Welcome For Trump – Donald and Melania Trump meet the Queen and Kate Middleton as Buckingham Palace hosts spectacular reception for Nato summit. [dm]
Trump Blasts Macron Over ‘Brain Dead’ Nato Remarks – US president calls French leader’s comments ‘nasty’ and says Paris could leave alliance. [guardian]
Photos Contradict Trump’s Claim Not To Know Prince Andrew – US president’s statement easily disproved as prince faces pressure to give evidence in US. [guardian]
Trump Says G-7 Summit Will Be Held At Camp David, After Backtracking On Holding It At His Doral Resort – Next year’s G-7 summit will be held at Camp David in Maryland, President Donald Trump announced Tuesday, more than a month after he backed off his initial plan to host the gathering of world leaders at his own Miami golf resort. [cnbc]
Google Founders Sergey Brin And Larry Page Step Down From Top Roles – Ending an era at the Internet’s biggest search company, Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page are leaving their leadership roles and CEO Sundar Pichai will become chief executive of both Google and its parent company, Alphabet. [npr]
Elon Musk Goes On Trial In U.S. For Defamation Over ‘Pedo Guy’ Tweet – Tesla boss Elon Musk is set to go on trial on Tuesday after he described a British cave explorer who helped rescue a group of boys from a cave complex in Thailand as a pedophile on Twitter. [reuters]
Pick N Pay At It Again With Their ‘Gintrification’ Herbs And Berries – Remember the uproar when Pick n Pay sold their infamous ‘citrus for gin’ bag earlier this year? Let’s throw some berries and herbs into the mix. [here]
Dictionary.com Picks “Existential” As Word Of The Year – Climate change, gun violence, the very nature of democracy and an angsty little movie star called Forky helped propel “existential” to Dictionary.com’s word of the year. [hollyrep]
PICS | Bosasa For Sale: The End Of An Alleged Corrupt Era As ‘Auction Of The Decade’ Gets Under Way – Twenty-three years after Gavin Watson started to build his Bosasa empire, it all comes to an end this week. [n24]
Christo Wiese To Score Big From A ‘Bet’ On Shoprite Shares – After a long losing streak, Shoprite chair Christo Wiese finally struck it lucky in a complex deal. [busins]
Apple Unveils The Most Popular iPhone Apps Of 2019 – Brace yourselves. The “best of” everything end-of-year lists are here. [mash]
British Lesbian Couple First To Carry Baby In Both Their Wombs – A British lesbian couple have become the first parents to have a baby carried in both of their wombs in a landmark “shared motherhood” procedure. [tele]
Nepal’s Animal Sacrifice Festival Goes Ahead Despite ‘Ban’ – Less than five years ago, animal charities heralded the end of animal sacrifice at a religious festival dubbed “the world’s bloodiest”. [bbc]
South Africa Has One Of The Highest Spam Rates In The World – Here’s how many calls we’re getting every month. [btech]
Committee Urges Gender Commission To Look At Bishops Teacher’s Sexual Misconduct Findings – The portfolio committee on women, youth and persons with disabilities has urged the Commission of Gender Equality to monitor the findings made against a teacher at Bishops Diocesan School in Cape Town who was found to have engaged in sexual misconduct with at least five pupils. [n24]
Lionel Messi Crowned 2019 Ballon d’Or Winner – Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk was second, ahead of Juve’s Cristiano Ronaldo and fellow Reds forward Sadio Mane. [sky]
The Most Visited Cities In The World 2019 – Hong Kong has been beset by political unrest and protests in 2019, but that hasn’t stopped it from being named the most visited destination in the world this year. [cnn]
Why The Price Of Coffee Has Risen So Dramatically – Trouble is brewing in some of the world’s largest coffee-producing regions, and it has seriously impacted the price of beans. [here]
First Black Widow Trailer Finally Puts Scarlett Johansson’s Marvel Hero In The Spotlight – The Avengers’ main storyline may have come to an end in Avengers: Endgame this past April, but the first trailer for Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow is a reminder that Marvel Studios isn’t done with its original crew. [verge]
Five Supplements To Help You Deal With That December Stress – The end of the year is stressful, and the holidays can be pretty anxiety inducing as well, which is why it might be time to bring in some natural reinforcements. [here]
Researchers Try To Craft the Perfect Boob Using Eye-Tracking Technology – Researchers are using eye-tracking technology to see what people look at when they evaluate boobs in an attempt to create a “universal scale” for breast aesthetics and symmetry. [vice]
Bella Hadid Showcases Her Phenomenal Physique (She’s 23) – In a tiny rainbow bikini as she soaks up the sun and snacks on fries during a girls’ trip to Miami. [dm]
James Corden Reveals What It Was Really Like Working With Kanye West On ‘Airpool Karaoke’ – If you ever make plans with Kanye West, you’d better be prepared for him to cancel on you. A lot. [mash]
DON’T SAY WE DIDN’T TELL YOU…
There are a number of ongoing deals set up at our various exclusive partners. Here they are – just for you;-)
Buy Any Product From Websites That ‘Don’t Ship To SA’ – One of our most exciting partners offers you a PO Box in US, UK or Hong Kong, for you to deliver overseas online purchases to. Postbox Courier handles it from there – getting the package to you in under a week. [more]
There Is Only One Company When It Comes To Import Export Logistics – Your freight forwarding / shipping partner is probably more important than the actual products you want to move from country to country. Choose the wrong guys and you can get stung in so many ways. Be smart, use 2ov’s partners, Berry & Donaldson. [here]
It’s Time You Treat Your Pet To The Finer Things In Life – It’s all good and well posting pictures of your furry friends on social media, but you don’t want people talking about how you’re skimping on the treats. Do better. [petculture]
First Month Storage Space 50% Off 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 ‘50% off the first month’ deal – no strings attached! You can take your stuff out after one month – no problem! [check it out]
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]
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 directly from Malawi. Hand-Made cane furniture – buy online and have it delivered! [check it out]
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