A Singapore Court Sentenced A Man To Death Via Zoom – Its First Capital Punishment During Covid-19 – A Singapore judge sentenced a 37-year-old man to death on Friday during a hearing conducted on the video-conferencing platform Zoom, Reuters and The Straits Times reported. [busins]
Covid-19 In SA: This Is Where The 1134 New Infections, 30 New Deaths Came From – South Africa’s 30 new Covid-19 deaths on Thursday came from the Western Cape province, data released by Health Minister Zweli Mkhize shows. [iol]
Modelling Agency Drops Miss SA Hopeful Bianca Schoombee, U-Turns On Defending Her – SYNC Models, the agency representing Miss SA hopeful Bianca Schoombee, has cancelled its contract with her, saying she was in “breach of agreement” with them. [tlive]
Lockdown Blues: Banks’ Credit Life Claims Stream In – Credit life insurance claims are starting to pour in as more consumers are losing their incomes because of the coronavirus lockdown. [n24]
A Mass Shooter Live-Streamed His Attack On Snapchat At An Arizona Mall – “Hello, I’m going to be the shooter of Westgate 2020. This is to get back at mean society. So let’s get this done.” [vice]
Grandmother Ordered To Delete Facebook Photos Under GDPR – A woman must delete photographs of her grandchildren that she posted on Facebook and Pinterest without their parents’ permission, a court in the Netherlands has ruled. [bbc]
Self-Isolate For 14 Days Or Face £1,000 Fine, UK To Tell Overseas Visitors – Health officials will perform spot checks under the new policy, which Ryanair describes as “idiotic” and “unimplementable”. [sky]
Coronavirus World Map: Which Countries Have The Most Cases And Deaths? – Covid-19 has spread around the planet, sending billions of people into lockdown as health services struggle to cope. Find out where the virus has spread, and where it has been most deadly. [guardian]
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Touts 4-Day Week To Boost Domestic Tourism – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has floated the idea of a four-day work week to encourage domestic travel in the wake of the country’s coronavirus lockdown. [npr]
Trump Says He Tested Positively, Which Means Negative, For The Coronavirus – President Donald Trump shared some positive news on Thursday: His coronavirus test was positive…meaning it was negative…or, in his words, “positively toward the negative.” [buzz]
The Sale Of Burger King South Africa Is Being Renegotiated – Because Of The Coronavirus – Grand Parade Investments (GPI) says that it is renegotiating the disposal of its shares in the Burger King franchise due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. [btech]
Scottie Pippen Said To Be ‘Beyond Livid’ At Jordan For Portrayal In The Last Dance – Scottie Pippen has reportedly joined a growing chorus of former Chicago Bulls to take issue with Michael Jordan’s outsized influence on The Last Dance, the wildly popular ESPN/Netflix docuseries on the team’s 1990s glory years which concluded on Sunday night. [guardian]
The Queen Remains In Lockdown, But Other Royals Are Preparing For A Return To Normal Life – Though the British royal family is still working from home, their counterparts across the continent are leaving their homes—with a few precautions. [vanfair]
Why Stalls Selling Barbecued Bat Are Dubbed The Pathogen Cafes – The faces of two slaughtered pigs stare up from one bench. On another, the charred torso of a dog. Further along, the bodies of bats have been neatly lined up, as little pools of blood seep from under them. [sky]
Wilson Jerman: Ex-White House Butler Dies Of Coronavirus – A former White House butler, who worked for 11 presidents in a career that spanned five decades, has died of coronavirus aged 91. [bbc]
Why May 21 Is An Important Day In Apple’s Calendar – Apple prides itself on ensuring accessibility to its technology, with apps and features designed to help everyone make the most of its devices. [here]
Lori Loughlin Finally Pleaded Guilty To Trying To Scam Her Daughters Into USC – Actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, just agreed to plead guilty to their role in the college admissions scandal — more than a year after they were first arrested for conspiring with a consultant to pass their daughters off as star rowers worthy of admission to the University of Southern California. [vice]
Everything We Know About Stephen King’s New The Stand Miniseries – Get the latest details on the CBS All Access miniseries, including who’s been cast and Stephen King’s big change to the story. [rottom]
DON’T SAY WE DIDN’T TELL YOU…
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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]
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