End Of An Era As Media24 Plans Cull Of Iconic Titles – South Africa’s magazine and newspaper publishing industry has become another casualty of Covid-19, with the crippling pandemic pushing several well-loved and iconic titles into extinction. [dailymaverick]
Another Five Hours Of Rolling Blackouts For Gauteng – Gauteng has been hit by load reduction – a form of localised rolling blackouts – regularly since June due to illegal connections, meter bypasses and vandalism, according to the power utility. [news24]
Trump Administration Begins Formal Withdrawal From World Health Organization – The letter addressed to the UN is very short, around three sentences, a source briefed on the correspondence told CNN, and it triggers a one-year withdrawal timeline. [cnn]
Coronavirus: Brazil’s President Bolsonaro Tests Positive – Mr Bolsonaro has repeatedly played down risks of what he has called the “little flu”, saying he would not be seriously affected. He has opposed lockdowns, which he says hurt the economy. [bbc]
Australian Man Fights Off One Of The World’s Deadliest Snakes While Driving – When a traffic officer pulled over a pickup truck on an Australian highway, he didn’t expect to find one of the world’s deadliest snakes inside. [cnn]
INVESTIGATION | Your Hand Sanitiser Might Not Be Keeping You As Safe As You Think – A microbiologist has warned that sanitisers not meeting the required standards could result in a serious public health threat during this pandemic. [timeslive]
192 More Deaths, 10 000 New Infections As Virus Spreads Aggressively – This means SA’s coronavirus death toll now stands at 3502, with a majority of the deaths coming from the Western Cape (2145 deaths), the Eastern Cape (564), and Gauteng (478). [iol]
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope Beamed Back A Striking Photo Of A ‘Fluffy’ Galaxy With Ghostly Centre – The galaxy, called NGC 2775, is located 67 million light-years away and doesn’t seem to be forming stars that much anymore. [businsider]
Tech CEO Apologizes After Viral Video Captures His Racist Rant At Asian Family – He told an Asian family holding a birthday celebration that“Trump’s gonna f**k you. You f*****g need to leave. You f*****g Asian piece of s**t.”. [forbes]
Brrr! ‘Intense’ Cold Front To Hit Parts Of SA – The weather service says the cold in the Western Cape will be accompanied by heavy rainfall. [ewn]
Contaminated Laundry Piles Up At PE Hospital, ‘Horrifying’ Officials – Festering laundry, mostly from Covid-19 patients, is piling up at Livingstone Hospital in Nelson Mandela Bay. [dailymav]
Global Report: WHO Says ‘Evidence Emerging’ Of Airborne Coronavirus Spread – A day after scientists said the global body was underplaying the risk of airborne transmission between people, a senior WHO official said there was “evidence emerging”. [guardian]
They’re Calling This Scam “The Fyre Festival Of Pizza” – Imagine showing up at a pizza festival to find hundreds of people and only eight pizzas, sliced up into tiny little pieces. [here]
Usain Bolt Reveals Name Of Baby Daughter – With Nod To Sprinter’s Olympic Success – They have “started a new chapter together with our daughter Olympia Lightning Bolt”. [sky]
Led Zeppelin’s ‘Wounded Pit Bull’: The Terrifying, Tragic Talent Of John Bonham – The drummer, as gifted as he was volatile, played his final show with Led Zeppelin 40 years ago. Will music ever see his like again? [telegraph]
Thandie Newton On Mission Impossible 2 Co-Star Tom Cruise: ‘I Was So Scared Of Him’ – Twenty years on, Mission: Impossible star Thandie Newton finally reveals the difficult times she had on set with her “very dominant” lead. [newsau]
‘We Were Left With No Choice But To Ask Him To Leave’– Kasabian reveal they ordered singer Tom Meighan to quit for ‘totally unacceptable’ behaviour and say he has ‘misled fans’ after he attacked partner in wine-fuelled lockdown assault. [dmail]
DON’T SAY WE DIDN’T TELL YOU…
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