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Coronavirus: US Oil Price Plunges Below Zero For First Time In History As Pandemic Hits Demand – The plunge into negative territory saw the bizarre situation where traders were being paid more than $40 to buy a barrel. [skynews]
Richard Branson Offers Private Island As Collateral For Loans To Save His Airlines – Billionaire says Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia desperately need government aid amid coronavirus shutdown. [marketwatch]
Another Big Jump In SA COVID-19 Cases, Four More Deaths Recorded – There were also an additional 142 confirmed cases of the respiratory illness, meaning that the country had officially had 3,300 cases to date. [timeslive]
17 People Arrested After Cops Pelted With Stones During Drug Bust In Manenberg – The Anti-Gang Unit and officials from the City of Cape Town’s Law Enforcement Unit were part of the operation. [news24]
Trump Says He’ll ‘Suspend Immigration’ Into The US – The announcement stood in contrast to Trump’s recent messages of cautious optimism about the country soon reemerging from weeks of lockdowns designed to contain the virus. [politico]
Coronavirus: 38 Days When Britain Sleepwalked Into Disaster – Boris Johnson skipped five Cobra meetings on the virus, calls to order protective gear were ignored and scientists’ warnings fell on deaf ears. [times]
Who Was Gabriel Wortman, The Denturist Behind The Nova Scotia Mass Shooting? – Investigators are continuing to piece together one of Canada’s deadliest mass killings, and its perpetrator. [nationalpost]
Property Sales Down 40%, And That Was Before Lockdown – No quick recovery as outbreak will ‘amplify already weakening trends’ in SA’s housing market. [moneyweb]
Female World Leaders Hailed As Voices Of Reason Amid Coronavirus Chaos – They have attracted praise for effective messaging and decisive action, in stark contrast to the bombastic approaches of several of the world’s most prominent male leaders. [washpost]
Kim Jong Un Was In Critical Condition After Surgery, U.S. Official Says – One of the officials said the White House was told that Kim underwent surgery last week and took a turn for the worse. [bloomberg]
Science Behind Why Gin And Tonic Taste So Good Together – You already know that a G&T tastes great. What you probably didn’t know is that a battle royale is waging in your glass to make it so. [here]
SA Wine Producers Lose R200m A Week From Export Ban – Wine producers are confused, angry and despairing about what to try next to ensure job security of a vital yet increasingly shaky agricultural sector. [dailymaverick]
Peter Beard, Wildlife Photographer On The Wild Side, Dies At 82 – Called “the last of the adventurers,” Mr. Beard photographed African fauna at great personal risk, and well into old age could party till dawn. [nytimes]
World Rugby To Investigate Fiji Chairman Over Homophobia Allegations – The allegations against Francis Kean, who was convicted of manslaughter in 2007, are being taken “extremely seriously” by World Rugby, the sport’s governing body. [bbc]
Djokovic Against Compulsory Coronavirus Vaccination – The Serbian star was speaking from Spain, where he is in lockdown with his family, in a video conference held on his Facebook for Orthodox Easter. [mg]
Prince Harry Pleaded With Thomas Markle Not To Talk To Press In Lead Up To Wedding – Prince Harry pleaded with his soon-to-be father-in-law Thomas Markle to stop speaking to the press shortly before he and Meghan married in 2018, texts reveal. [cnn]
Liam Payne Hints At One Direction Reunion, Suggests Zayn Malik Won’t Take Part – During an Instagram Live stream on Monday afternoon, Niall Horan invited Liam Payne for a quick chat. [globalnews]
Why Alicia Silverstone ‘Stopped Loving Acting’ After Playing Batgirl – Silverstone recently recalled “Batman & Robin’s” “less than favorable” production—and the body shaming she endured amid its release: “I stopped loving acting for a very long time.” [dailybeast]
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]
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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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