Hertz, Car Rental Pioneer, Files For Bankruptcy Protection – The company, which had amassed a large debt, has been devastated by the sharp drop in travel during the pandemic. [nyt]
Why We Might Not Get A Coronavirus Vaccine – It would be hard to overstate the importance of developing a vaccine to Sars-CoV-2 – it’s seen as the fast track to a return to normal life. That’s why the health secretary, Matt Hancock, said the UK was “throwing everything at it”. [guardian]
22,583 Confirmed Coronavirus Cases In South Africa As Deaths Rise To 429 – President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that there are now 22,583 confirmed cases of coronavirus in South Africa. [btech]
Coronavirus ‘Disappearing’ So Fast Oxford Vaccine Has ‘Only 50% Chance Of Working’ – Professor Adrian Hill describes the efforts to create a vaccine as a “race against the virus disappearing, and against time”. [sky]
Lawyer For Biden Accuser Tara Reade Drops Her As A Client – Earlier the week, defense lawyers in California said they began investigating whether Reade had committed perjury by misrepresenting her academic qualifications when she testified under oath that she had a college degree from Antioch University. [forbes]
Seth Bought The Most Powerful Non-Lethal Gun You Can Get – I’m conscious of being the only ‘soutie’ in Cabine du Cap’s neck of the woods in the Montagu mountains. The farmers in the Talana valley have all sorts of toys, from tractors and motorbikes to moustaches and guns. [here]
You Don’t Have To Tell A Police Officer Where You Got Your Smokes – Cele says smokers will need to prove when and where they bought their cigarettes. [n24]
Mark Zuckerberg Is Now World’s Third Richest Person After His Wealth Grew By R540bn Since Crisis – Despite the economic fallout from the current global pandemic, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has added more than $30 billion (R540 billion) to his wealth in just two months. [busins]
Spotify Podcast Deal Could Make Joe Rogan World’s Highest Paid Broadcaster – Streaming service must convince podcast listeners to switch from their favourite app. [guardian]
Buns, Beef, Cheese, And Pickle Placement: Expert Tips On Making The Perfect Burger – Everyone’s idea of the perfect burger will differ, but there are certain ingredients that you cannot skimp on, and they must be selected and prepared with care. [here]
White Rice Has Almost The Same Effect As Eating Pure Sugar, Says Harvard Medical School – More than half of the world’s population relies on rice as a staple food. In 2018, 485 million metric tons of rice were produced globally. [busins]
Drone Footage Captures Mass Graves Dug In Brazil – CNN’s Nick Paton Walsh takes us inside of an ICU in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where medical personnel are struggling to meet the needs of those infected with coronavirus. [cnn]
‘Paddington’ Villain Hugh Grant Eats Humble Marmalade For A Good Cause – High Grant is a man of many talents. Acting, campaigning, and, errr, marmalade eating. [mash]
130 People Come Forward To Claim They Are Jeffrey Epstein’s Children – And are therefore entitled to a share of the pedophile’s $635 million estate. [dm]
DON’T SAY WE DIDN’T TELL YOU…
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