Lewis Hamilton Says Bernie Ecclestone Comments On Race ‘Ignorant’ – Lewis Hamilton says Bernie Ecclestone is “ignorant and uneducated” after the ex-Formula 1 boss made comments about racism. [bbc]
Chinese Tourists Will Likely Be Allowed Back Into The EU, While US Are Left Out – In downtown Buffalo, New York, crossing the border into Ontario, Canada, used to be as easy as driving one mile across the Peace Bridge over the Niagara River. But that’s now a forbidden route. [cnn]
European Experts Are Looking On In Horror At The Botched US Response To The Coronavirus – The US is the country most severely hit by the pandemic, with a seven day average of 23,000 new cases recorded daily. In the 27 states of the European Union — which has a larger population than the US — an average of 4,000 new cases are being recorded. [busins]
Facebook Reverses Policies As Ad Boycott Sends Stock Down – Zuckerberg now says Facebook will hide or block content considered hateful or that could harm voting, with no exception for politicians. [mw]
Rolling Stones Threaten To Sue Trump Over Using Their Songs – The Rolling Stones are threatening President Donald Trump with legal action for using their songs at his rallies despite cease-and-desist directives. [abc]
Gauteng Is Quickly Becoming South Africa’s Coronavirus Hotspot – Gauteng’s infections have almost doubled, from 17,261 to 31,344 and the province now faces a major increase in fatalities, the Sunday Times reports. [btech]
Trump Thanks The “Great People” In A Video Featuring A Supporter Yelling “White Power” – The White House said the president did not hear the repeated use of the white supremacist phrase. [vox]
‘I Don’t Sleep. I’m Always Getting Covid-19 Calls’ – PE Undertaker Called To Store Bodies As Deaths Rise – One of Port Elizabeth’s biggest funeral parlour services says the phone is constantly ringing as hospitals and families look for safe spaces to store the bodies of Covid-19 patients. [n24]
The Latest Model Of One Of SA’s Favourite Mountain Bike Has Arrived – Priced At R190,000 – A third of the riders who compete at the torturous Cape Epic also ride it on a bike called Epic – the Specialized S-Works Epic. [busins]
Six Arrests In France Over Theft Of Banksy Artwork From Bataclan – Mural to victims of 2015 Paris attacks was found in Italy after its removal from outside theatre. [guardian]
DNA Evidence Points To 8-Year-Old’s Killer After 38 Years – After nearly 38 agonizing years, the family of Kelly Ann Prosser finally has some closure. [cnn]
The Simpsons Stops Using White Actors To Voice Non-White Characters – Move comes amid widespread reckoning for American pop culture following mass protests after George Floyd’s death. [guardian]
How A Tshwane Family Blew R5.7m UIF Cash Meant For 1,400 Workers – Beneficiary of fraud payout tried to spend it on new tombstones. [tlive]
Is This The Most Powerful Word In The English Language? – The most commonly-used word in English might only have three letters – but it packs a punch. [bbc]
Why The New iOS Update Will Significantly Change Our Lives – My crusade against unscheduled phone calls is well documented, and we must continue to fight against this sort of unruly behaviour. [here]
Why ‘Limitless’ Ended Up Being A Great TV Show About Millennial Angst – The TV follow-up to the cult Bradley Cooper thriller used the trappings of a standard procedural to draw a psychological map of the 2010s. [vice]
Justin Bieber Files $20 Million Defamation Lawsuit Over Sexual Misconduct Claims – Justin Bieber has filed a $20 million defamation lawsuit against two women who accused him of sexual misconduct. [reuters]
Dr Disrespect Breaks Silence, But Twitch Still Refuses To Say What’s Going On – Twitch won’t even confirm that he’s been banned. [verge] I have no idea what any of that means.
James Bond Bosses Want Meghan Markle And Prince Harry At Hollywood Premiere Of 007’s New Film No Time To Die – A week after Kate and Prince William are expected to attend London launch. [dm]
Margot Robbie Set To Star In New Pirates Of The Caribbean Movie – Robbie’s Birds of Prey screenwriter Christina Hodson will pen the new iteration of the franchise. [ew]
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