Lisa Shaw: Vaccine Role In BBC Presenter’s Death To Be Probed – A coroner will consider if the cause of BBC presenter Lisa Shaw’s death might have been complicated by her having had the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. [bbc]
France’s Macron Seeks Forgiveness Over Rwandan Genocide – French President Emmanuel Macron said he recognised his country’s role in the Rwandan genocide and hoped for forgiveness at a memorial in Kigali on Thursday, seeking to reset relations after years of Rwandan accusations that France was complicit in the 1994 atrocities. [reuters]
Amazon Closes Conn. Construction Site Again After 8th Noose Found: ‘It’s Deplorable’ – “Hate, racism or discrimination have no place in our society and are certainly not tolerated in any Amazon workplace,” an Amazon spokesperson said. [people]
Privacy Activists Challenge Clearview AI In EU – European privacy groups accuse the facial scan company of stockpiling biometric data on billions of people without their permission. The firm’s database contains images “scraped” from websites, including social media. [dw]
Woolworths To Open Standalone Liquor Stores – Grocery retailer Woolworths has announced plans to open its first standalone liquor store – WCellar. [btech]
Iran Bans Crypto Mining For The Summer Ahead Of Peak Electricity Demand – Iran has banned cryptocurrency mining over the Northern Hemisphere summer ahead of an anticipated surge in electricity demand. [busins]
Ramaphosa Will Soon Call ’Family Meeting’ Over Spike In Covid-19 Cases – President Cyril Ramaphosa will soon call a family meeting to discuss lockdown measures after the spike in Covid-19 cases and deaths. [iol]
Why COVID Vaccines Give Way Better Protection Than A COVID Infection – The vaccines trigger a significantly more robust immune response than a naturally-acquired infection.[mash]
We’re Finally Starting To Understand How Covid-19 Affects The Brain – “Perhaps [Covid] tests the weakest link,” says one researcher. “As a patient once said to me, ‘It goes for what you care about most’” [rollsto]
Longtime White House Butler Retiring After 47 Years Of Service – After four decades, William “Buddy” Carter — one of the longest serving White House butlers — is set to retire at the end of the week. [cnn]
‘I Thought She Was Wealthy And Paid For Our Honeymoon’, Gigaba Says Of Norma Mngoma – Malusi Gigaba – told the state capture commission he thought his estranged wife was a moneyed, high-flying IT exec and that she funded their 2014 honeymoon — a trip Mngoma claimed was facilitated by Dudu Myeni and paid for by the Guptas. [tlive]
Same Day Delivery In South Africa: Woolies Dash Vs Bottles By PnP vs Checkers Sixty60 – The Covid-19 pandemic saw a major shift in shopping habits towards the online space, and South Africa’s grocery retailers were forced to adapt quickly to accommodate this. [btech]
The Best Juices To Help You Lose Weight – Losing weight will never be as simple as sipping on some fruit juice, but there are some juices that can aid weight loss as part of a healthy diet. [here]
This Val Kilmer Documentary Has Been Shooting For 40 Years – Somewhere, somehow, we have a feeling Mark Twain is happy about this. Amazon Studios announced today that it has acquired the rights to Val, a documentary about the fascinatingly complex career of Val Kilmer. [vult]
Prince Harry Tells Oprah He ‘Learned’ That Families Feel ‘Shame’ When They Hear Of Mental Health Woes In Dig At Royals – Prince Harry says he “learned” that families can “feel shame” when they hear of someone’s mental health problems in another thinly-veiled dig at the Royal family. [sun]
Avril Lavigne Sparks Boob Job Rumors – Avril Lavigne sparked boob job rumors as she showed off her very busty look in Malibu on Monday. [dm]
The 80 Greatest Dylan Covers Of All Time – From Hendrix, Baez, and the Byrds to Cher, Adele, and the Roots, our list of the 80 greatest covers of Bob Dylan’s songs. [rollsto]
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