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Trump Ends Blog After 29 Days, Infuriated By Measly Readership – Upset that it was being mocked for low traffic, Trump ordered his team Tuesday to put the blog out of its misery. [washpost]
Key Gupta Lieutenant Iqbal Sharma Arrested In Connection With Failed Estina Dairy Project – Iqbal Sharma, a businessman and key associate of the controversial Gupta family, has been arrested in connection with the R288 million project in Vrede. [news24]
Gauteng Cases Surging As SA Records 5,782 New Covid-19 Infections In 24 Hours – The health ministry said on Wednesday that it was concerned that the positivity rate had increased to 12.7%. [timeslive]
The Race Card: Investigation ‘Rubbishes’ Racism Claims Against Eskom CEO André De Ruyter – “The use of the race card without foundation, merit or substance has no place at Eskom!” reads the statement’s fairly unsubtle headline. [dailymav]
Two New NASA Missions Will Uncover The Secrets Of Venus – One mission would focus on the Venusian atmosphere, while the other would map the planet’s surface. [cnn]
Belize Prosecutor: Lord Ashcroft’s Daughter-In-Law Is A ‘Flight Risk’ – Belize prosecutors said Wednesday they want to keep a British billionaire’s daughter-in-law locked up on manslaughter charges because they fear she is a “flight risk.” [dbeast]
Buckingham Palace Would Not Employ Ethnic Minorities Or Foreigners – Courtiers for the British Royal Family had a ban on employing “coloured immigrants or foreigners” in clerical roles until at least the late 1960s. [vice]
Israel Opposition Parties Agree To Form New Unity Government – Israeli opposition parties have reached an agreement to form a new government that would end Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12-year tenure as prime minister. [bbc]
“Things Are Definitely Looking Up” – Update On UCT’s Jagger Library Salvage Op – Ujala Satgoor, the head of UCT Libraries says approximately 75% of the archival materials salvaged from the Jagger Reading Room are “hugely recoverable”. [capetalk]
Amazon Is Running Some Sweet Father’s Day Deals Right Now – Amazon has an entire section devoted to Father’s Day deals, with some goodies reduced by as much as 35%, and more added by the day. [here]
Microwave Weapons That Could Cause Havana Syndrome Exist, Experts Say – Russia and possibly China have developed technology capable of injuring brain and a US company made a prototype in 2004. [guardian]
Apple’s iPhone 13 May Come With A Significantly Bigger Battery – The new figures, if accurate, are a significant increase, especially in the case of the largest device, the iPhone 13 Pro Max. [mashable]
Sending These WhatsApp Messages In SA Can Now Land You With A Fine And Jailtime – President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the Cybercrimes Bill into law, bringing South Africa’s cybersecurity laws in line with the rest of the world. [bustech]
Nearly Half Of UK Adults Going Through Pandemic Job Loss Are Drinking More Alcohol – Survey – The figures could increase further when the furlough scheme is wound down later this year. [sky]
English Cricketer Ollie Robinson Apologises For Posting ‘Racist And Sexist’ Comments On Twitter – The tweets included use of the ‘N’ word, comments suggesting Muslim people were linked with terrorism, and derogatory comments about women. [cricinfo]
Bride Faces Backlash For Serving A Single Piece Of Chicken To Guests At Her wedding – A series of amusing incidents and “wedding nightmares” came to light after people on Reddit were asked to contribute to the “wedding shaming” thread. [iol]
Rachel Bilson Responds To Mischa Barton’s ‘O.C.’ Bullying Claims: ‘Wait, What?’ – Barton claimed to be the target of “bullying” on set, which left her “not really feeling protected by my cast and crew”. [huffpost]
Going Public! Jennifer Lopez And Ben Affleck Can’t Keep Their Hands Off Each Other – They confirm rekindled romance on a VERY cozy date night dinner in West Hollywood. [dmail]
DON’T SAY WE DIDN’T TELL YOU…
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Buy Any Product From Websites That ‘Don’t Ship To SA’ – One of our most exciting partners offers you a PO Box in US, UK or Hong Kong, for you to deliver overseas online purchases to. Postbox Courier handles it from there – getting the package to you in under a week. [more]
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