“It’s Complete Bulls**t’ – Harvey Weinstein blasts accuser’s testimony as he hobbles out of court after jury heard how he told an aspiring actress ‘don’t worry, I’ve had a vasectomy’ before raping her. [dm]
Coronavirus: Bill Gates, Apple And Jack Ma Donate Millions To Fight Outbreak – Amid a surge in the number of coronavirus cases — the total surpassed 6,000 on Wednesday — billionaires and multinationals in China, the U.S. and elsewhere are opening their wallets to help authorities fight back against the outbreak. [forbes]
Greta Thunberg Seeks To Trademark Her Name And Movement – The 17-year-old climate activist said the trademark was meant “to protect the movement” from being used for commercial purposes. [dw]
Queen And Prince Charles Hold Emergency Meeting To Discuss Scandal-Hit Prince Andrew – They took time out from royal estate business at Sandringham to chat about “family matters”. [sun]
Warren Buffett Will Sell His Newspaper Empire – Berkshire Hathaway, the conglomerate run by Warren E. Buffett, announced on Wednesday that it had agreed to sell its 31 newspapers for $140 million in cash. [nyt]
What FNB And The Catholic Church Have In Common – I wrote a while back about why I moved from Nedbank to FNB and to this day, I still take genuine pity on those who do not bank with FNB. [here]
Tesla Reports A Fourth-Quarter Profit, And Its Stock Soars Again – Tesla is flying high. Its market value recently topped $100 billion. Auto sales have hit record highs. And on Wednesday, Tesla reported a profit for the final quarter of 2019 — its second quarterly profit in a row. [lat]
SA Establishes Specialised Task Team To Prevent Spread Of Coronavirus To SA – Response teams to the coronavirus outbreak have been activated in South Africa’s nine provinces while a specialised team monitors the spread of the virus. [dmav]
EU Supports Huawei Use In 5G Networks In Defiance Of US – But calls for restrictions on high-risk suppliers. [verge]
Facebook Agrees To $550 Million Settlement In Facial Recognition Class Action Lawsuit – Facebook has agreed to pay $550 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over its use of facial recognition technology in Illinois. [usat]
Thiem Stuns Nadal To Reach First Semi-final In Melbourne – Dominic Thiem made a significant breakthrough at the Australian Open on Wednesday night, upsetting World No. 1 Rafael Nadal 7-6(3), 7-6(4), 4-6, 7-6(6) at Rod Laver Arena. [atp]
Roman Polanski ‘French Oscar’ Nomination Sparks Outrage – Film director Roman Polanski, who was convicted of statutory rape in 1977, has swept the nomination list for the 45th César awards for French cinema, sparking outrage. [bbc]
Iceberg Risk To Tourists: Experts Fear Titanic Moment – Climate change means an increasing number of ice bergs are breaking off from Antarctica and risking cruise ships. [sky]
Mona Lisa For $60K? The Curious Market For Old Masters Replicas – To an untrained eye, the “Mona Lisa” up for auction at Sotheby’s next week is indistinguishable from its namesake hanging in the Louvre. [cnn]
Fake News Alert: Coronavirus Will Not Invade Your Body Within 10 Minutes If You Do Not Quench Your Thirst – Eating spicy food and dehydration will not make you more susceptible to contracting the coronavirus, despite false messages circulating on social media. [n24]
Apple Reportedly Working On Tracking Tags, High-End Headphones, A New Wireless Charger, And More – Apple may have a busy few months up ahead, with the company reportedly planning to release its rumored Tag trackers; a new high-end set of headphones; updated iPad Pro, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air devices; a 4.7-inch LCD iPhone. [verge]
Top 10 Pet-Friendly Restaurants In Cape Town – These pet-friendly restaurants in Cape Town let you have your cake and eat it, with your best buddy at your side. [here]
Vanessa Bryant Breaks Her Silence – Three days after Kobe and 13-year-old daughter Gigi died in chopper crash and says ‘words can’t describe the pain and they’re shining on us to light the way’ [dm]
Lungs Damaged By Smoking Can ‘Magically’ Heal – Study – Healthy cells can emerge to replace damaged areas, according to research published in Nature. [guardian]
Anna Kournikova ‘Pregnant With Third Child’ With Enrique Iglesias – The tennis ace – who is mum to two-year-old twins Lucy and Nicholas – was spotted with a ‘bump’ as she spent time with her long-time boyfriend. [metro]
Japan Is Going Crazy Over McDonald’s Nice Burger Bun – McDonald’s released a burger bun made with rice in Japan — and the news is sending the Japanese internet into a frenzy. [cnn]
Brad Pitt Wears Name Tag At Oscars Luncheon – Did Brad Pitt just pretend as if the world doesn’t know who he is by wearing a name tag? [ch24]
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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