UK Government Invests In Sex-Party Startup Amid Coronavirus Pandemic – The UK government is dipping its toe into the booming sex business amid the coronavirus pandemic – investing more than $220,000 in a company that runs adult parties in London and New York, according to a report. [nyp]
Zimbabwe Agrees To Pay $3.5 Billion Compensation To White Farmers – Zimbabwe agreed on Wednesday to pay $3.5 billion in compensation to white farmers whose land was expropriated by the government to resettle black families, moving a step closer to resolving one the most divisive policies of the Robert Mugabe era. [mav]
471,123 confirmed Coronavirus Cases In South Africa As Deaths Climb To 7,497 – Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has announced that there are now a total of 471,123 cases of coronavirus in South Africa. [btech]
Ghislaine Maxwell Loses Late Bid To Block Deposition’s Release, Quickly Appeals – A US judge on Wednesday denied Ghislaine Maxwell’s last-ditch effort to keep a potentially damaging deposition from becoming public, as the jailed British socialite defends herself against criminal charges that she aided the late financier Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual abuse of girls. [smh]
Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google Face Claims Of ‘Harmful’ Power – The heads of some of the world’s biggest tech companies have appeared before Washington lawmakers to defend their firms against claims they abuse their power to quash competitors. [bbc]
‘We Are Not The Enemy’ – TikTok CEO on Facebook attacking it, and launching a ’copycat’ [busins]
Hidden Cellar Found In McCann Search – Police used sniffer dogs, a drone, an excavator and ground penetrating radar during the third day of digging at the site. [sky]
Instagram Deleted Madonna’s Post Praising The ‘Demon Sex’ Conspiracy Doctor – The Queen of Pop referred to Stella Immanuel as “my hero.” [vice]
MacKenzie Scott, Formerly Bezos, Says She Has Given Away $1.7 Billion Of Her Wealth So Far – MacKenzie Scott, formerly MacKenzie Bezos, has already donated nearly $1.7 billion of her fortune to a variety of organizations and causes after pledging last year to give most of it away during her lifetime. [cnn]
Spotify’s Grand Plan To Turn Podcasts Into Riches – Spotify is hoping to use a library of high-profile podcasts and its advertising technology to create a significant new revenue stream. [tele]
Nasa Mars 2020: First Aircraft To Fly On Another Planet – Ingenuity is a 1.8kg (4lb) helicopter that will ride to Mars attached to the belly of Nasa’s Perseverance. [bbc]
Seth Rogen: ‘I Was Fed A Huge Amount Of Lies About Israel’ – Actor says when he was younger he wasn’t told Palestinians lived on land that became the Jewish state. [guardian]
Famed SA Restaurant Which Once Hosted Ramaphosa Asks Him To Lift The Ban On Wine – The owner of the “World’s Best Restaurant 2019” has pleaded with President Cyril Ramaphosa to lift the ban on wine sales in restaurants – to both improve the dining experience, and save the crippled restaurant and wine industries from collapse. [n24]
The Coffee And Le Creuset Giveaway You’ve Been Waiting For – The only thing better than a great cup of coffee is a great cup of coffee brewed and served in style. [here]
South Africa’s UK Visa Offices Are Open Again – Here Are The New Procedures – South Africans in the process of emigrating, have been living in limbo as the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the world. [btech]
‘200,000-Plus’ Wild Animals Slaughtered In Table Mountain National Park By Cape Town Cats Each Year – Pet owners are blissfully unaware that their social media darlings may massacre some 30 million in local prey annually. [mav]
Why People Are Outraged By A Video About Cooking Rice – Malaysian comedian Nigel Ng uploaded to YouTube a video titled “DISGUSTED by this Egg Fried Rice Video,” under his comedic persona “Uncle Roger.” [cnn]
Meghan Markle Questioned Over Personalised Necklace – Details – The former actress wore the necklace in December 2016, when she was dating Prince Harry. [hello]
Kim Kardashian Heads Straight To LA Photoshoot After Flying Back From Wyoming – As it’s revealed she urged Kanye West to quit presidential bid and feels ‘trapped in marriage’. [dm]
‘Instagram Can Hurt Us’: Mark Zuckerberg Emails Outline Plan To Neutralize Competitors – Antitrust panel says the messages show Zuckerberg trying to buy out his competition. [verge]
DON’T SAY WE DIDN’T TELL YOU…
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