SA’s Diesel Shortage: Some Farmers Struggle To Find Fuel To Harvest And Deliver Their Crops – South Africa has been rationing diesel since last month. Local fuel producers said the sharp increase in demand following months of lockdown had caught them by surprise. [busins]
The Trump Administration Sent $1.4 Billion In Stimulus Checks To Dead People – The findings were part of a comprehensive report on the effectiveness of the trillions in stimulus spending the federal government has undertaken to cushion to economic blow of the coronavirus pandemic. [forbes]
EU Approves Huge Bailout Of German Airline Lufthansa – The European Commission said an injection of 6.0 billion euros by Berlin to keep the company afloat was allowed, but that Lufthansa would have to make room for rivals at the Frankfurt and Munich airports to ensure fair competition. [ecr]
Bill Gates: US ‘Not Even Close’ To Doing Enough To Fight Pandemic – Microsoft founder Bill Gates said Thursday that the current coronavirus picture, both globally and in the US, is “more bleak” than he would have expected. [cnn]
German Payments Firm Wirecard Files For Insolvency After Revealing $2 Billion Accounting Black Hole – Wirecard will file for an application to open insolvency proceedings with the district court of Munich, the company said Thursday. [cnbc]
LeBron James Secures $100m For Media Company – LeBron James and his business partner have secured $100m (£90m) in investments for their media company which aims to empower black audiences. [bbc]
New Zealand Supermarket Chain Becomes First To Use ‘Period’ Label On Menstrual Products – Shoppers at NZ supermarket chain Countdown will no longer see euphemistic language like ‘sanitary’ to describe pads, tampons and menstrual cups. [guardian]
Pret A Manger Slashes Rent Payments To Landlords – Pret A Manger, the food-to-go chain, has told landlords it is in the “eye of a storm” and will only pay 30 per cent of its next rent bill as it battles losses of “tens of millions of pounds” each month because of the pandemic. [ft]
40% Of Pakistani Pilots Hold Fake Flying Licences: Pak Aviation Minister – Out of 860 pilots, 262 pilots did not give the exam themselves and asked someone else to sit on their behalf, Pakistan Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan said. [btod]
I Survived Seven Years Of Homelessness By Sleeping With Women I Met On Tinder – The first girl I ever slept with was an Australian tourist I’d met through Tinder after our second date to Pride in London. [metro]
Madeleine McCann Suspect Christian Brueckner May Not Be Charged – Despite ‘concrete evidence’ she is dead, German prosecutors say. [dm]
Satellite Images Show New Chinese Structures Near Site Of Border Clash With India – China appears to have added new structures near the site of a deadly border clash with India in the western Himalayas, fresh satellite pictures show, heightening concerns about further flare-ups between the nuclear-armed neighbours. [mav]
Bain Capital Makes A Giant Bet On The Beleaguered Airline Industry – Bain Capital LP agreed to buy collapsed Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd. in one of the biggest single bets on the airline industry since it was shattered by the coronavirus pandemic. [fort]
Kweichow Moutai: World’s Top Liquor Brand Name Is Now Mainland China’s Biggest Community Business – Kweichow Moutai, the Chinese enterprise known for generating the well-liked nationwide spirit, baijiu, is now the biggest community enterprise in mainland China by industry cap just after its shares acquired 23% so much this calendar year, in accordance to data from Refinitiv. [aruna]
Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp Says Premier League Title Win ‘More Than I Thought Possible’ – Jurgen Klopp described guiding Liverpool to their first league title in 30 years as “more than I ever thought possible”. [bbc]
Coffee 101: Why There’s A Clear Taste Difference Between Hot And Cold-Brewed Coffee – Coffee fans should at least know the basics, so let’s leave the scientists to explain why your iced coffee will never taste as good as a cold brew. [here]
Doomscrolling Is Slowly Eroding Your Mental Health – Checking your phone for an extra two hours every night won’t stop the apocalypse—but it could stop you from being psychologically prepared for it. [wired]
From Bowie To Beyoncé: Glastonbury’s 50 Greatest Moments – Although Covid-19 scuppered Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary, organisers Michael and Emily Eavis discuss the moments that made it the world’s greatest festival – from the healing fields to Stormzy. [guardian]
Dixie Chicks Officially Change Name To ‘The Chicks’ – The Dixie Chicks have officially changed their name to “the Chicks,” after public discussions arose over the appropriateness of the Civil War-era “Dixie” as part of their moniker. [variety]
Kim Kardashian Flaunts Her Hourglass Figure – In a series of sultry snaps as she promotes upcoming SKIMS Butter Collection. [dm]
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]
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