It’s D-Day For Lifting South Africa’s Alcohol Ban: Industry Body – The question of whether local liquor sales will be opened up this month, will be a make-or-break decision for the industry, says wine body Vinpro. [btech]
Coronavirus: France, Malta And Netherlands Added To UK’s Travel Quarantine List – Boris Johnson said he would be “ruthless” when deciding whether to impose the measure but France says it will reciprocate. [sky]
Apple And Google Pull Fortnite From App Stores, Epic Game Sues – Fortnite maker Epic is now suing both Apple and Google after the tech giants removed the game from their digital marketplaces. [cnet]
‘Soulmates’: Michael Cohen Describes His Life As Trump’s Fixer In New Book – Book by president’s former lawyer will be released in September after justice department gag order to stop publication was dropped. [guardian]
U.S. Postal Service Counters Trump Attacks On Mail-In Voting With A New Blockchain Patent – As news of Trump trying to shut down the United States Postal Service (USPS) and stall mail-in voting captures the headlines, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today made public a patent application from the USPS titled ‘Secure Voting System’ that describes using blockchain technology to secure mail-in voting. [usps]
Ghislaine Maxwell Petitions Judge Over Jail Restrictions – Citing ‘onerous conditions’ related to Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide. [cnn]
Kanye West Met With Kushner As Rapper Eyes 2020 Election Spot – Entertainer and Trump supporter Kanye West recently met with White House adviser and the president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, a source familiar with the meeting said on Wednesday as the entertainer pursues his efforts to appear on the presidential ballot this November. [mav]
Seth Wasn’t Aware The ‘Kief Joint’ Is An Internationally Recognised Thing – Here’s How To Make One – I’ve always been a bit of a ‘pinner man’, myself. You know, those very thin two-hitter joints – that’s my vibe, but I’m not afraid to try new things. [here]
‘Gigaba Told Me To Never Record His Trips To Gupta Residence,’ Says Bodyguard – Named as witness three to protect his identity, he said Gigaba would receive bags of cash during the visits and he would use it to pay for tailored suits and restaurants in Sandton. [ewn]
Destitute Karoo Residents Barely Surviving Fallout From Covid-19 Lockdown – Small Karoo towns in the Eastern Cape that have been spared the worst of the coronavirus infections and deaths have not been spared the other devastating impacts of the lockdown. [tlive]
Indian Parents Are Selling Their Babies To Make Ends Meet During COVID – Labourers and migrant workers are being driven to increasingly desperate measures to survive. [vice]
Ozzy Osbourne’s Biopic Will Be an ‘Adult Movie For Adults’ – A biopic about Ozzy Osbourne is in the works, and Sharon Osbourne said fans shouldn’t expect a sanitized version of the rocker’s story. She particular targeted the way Bohemian Rhapsody handled the Freddie Mercury and Queen story. [rock]
Eskom Stage 2 Load-Shedding To Continue On Friday – Eskom stage 2 load-shedding will continue to be implemented from 08:00 on Friday 14 August, Eskom has announced in a statement on Twitter. [mbb]
Charles Spencer Reveals Magnificent Library Inside Althorp House – Princess Diana’s brother still lives in her childhood home. [hello] Stunning!
PDF: Still Unfit for Human Consumption, 20 Years Later – Over 20 years later, our research continues to prove that PDFs are just as problematic for users. Despite the evidence, they’re still used far too often to present content online. [nng]
Prosecutors Say 30 Women Have Come Forward With Groping Accusations Against Cuba Gooding Jr. – Manhattan prosecutors in Cuba Gooding Jr.’s groping case said in court Thursday that more women have come forward with accusations of unwanted touching by the Oscar-winning actor, bringing the total number of women to come forward to 30. [cnn]
Harry And Meghan Buy Home On Santa Barbara Estate That Was Subject Of 1998 Novel Riven Rock – The couple’s home is on land once owned by the McCormick family, whose mentally ill youngest son was watched through binoculars by his wife. [tele]
The X-Rated Billionaire – Sumner Redstone was the Hollywood mogul who sacked Tom Cruise and made a fortune from Star Wars. Now he’s died at 97, leaving behind a private life more lurid than his films. [dm]
Australians Are Growing Magnificent Mullets To Raise Money For Mental Health – It’s a good way to lose those COVID blues. [vice]
The Sexy, Sometimes-Awkward Life Of An Audio Erotica Star – While porn performers may seem like they’re gazing into a viewer’s eyes as they perform sexual acts, they aren’t really. [mash]
DON’T SAY WE DIDN’T TELL YOU…
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