100 More Succumb To Covid-19 As Death Toll Climbs To 58 323 Amid Rising New Infections – For the second consecutive day, South Africa reported in excess of over 11 000 new Covid-19 infections. [iol]
Kim Jong-Un Says He’s Ready For ‘Dialogue And Confrontation’ With Biden – During a Workers’ Party meeting, the North Korean leader reviewed the new U.S. policy on his country and ordered “counteraction,” state news media reported. [nyt]
Nuclear Fusion Start-Up Backed By Jeff Bezos To Build First Reactor In UK – General Fusion’s demonstration plant in Oxfordshire will cost $400m. [tele]
Dozens Of Women Sue Pornhub – Alleging Explicit Videos Were Uploaded Without Their Consent – More than 30 women accuse MindGeek, parent company of Pornhub, of profiting from non-consensual sex videos. [sky]
Meghan Markle’s Children’s Book ‘The Bench’ Is ‘NYT’ Bestseller – Celebrating her success! Meghan Markle’s debut picture book, The Bench, reached No. 1 on The New York Times bestseller list one week after its release. [usm]
Newlands Village Breakfast Hysteria – It would be remiss of us not to give you the heads up on what is currently going down in Newlands Village, Cape Town. Check this out. [here]
France Is Vaccinating Its Citizens In South Africa With Its Own Specially Imported Doses – French citizens over the age of 55 are being vaccinated in South Africa with specially imported doses of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine. [busins]
Teen Rescued After Stepmom Tried To Sell Her To Alleged Sex Syndicate For R40 Million – Gauteng police have rescued a 13-year-old girl after her stepmother and step grandmother allegedly tried to sell her for R40 million to a human trafficking and sex syndicate in Heidelberg. [n24]
Rafa Nadal Pulls Out Of Wimbledon And The Tokyo Olympic Games – Spain’s Rafa Nadal pulled out of Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympic Games on Thursday, saying he took the decision after consultations with his team. [tlive]
Naomi Osaka Withdraws From Wimbledon But Will Play At Tokyo Olympics – Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from Wimbledon, a statement from her agent confirmed Thursday, but she plans to play in the Tokyo Olympics. [usat]
Louis Oosthuizen Poised To Join Leader Russel Henley At US Open – South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen matched US clubhouse pace-setter Russell Henley for the overall lead when darkness halted Thursday’s first round of the US Open, where Phil Mickelson struggled in his bid to complete a career Grand Slam. [iol]
The Science Of The Squeezable, Poppable Vegan Egg Yolk – There’s a particular pleasure that commercial vegan products haven’t yet captured: the egg yolk in all of its gooey, globular, food porn-y glory. [vice]
Huge Sum Raised During Gruelling Bishops Cycle Challenge – The Bishops Diocesan College school community has raised considerable funds in aid of VUSA, a rugby and learning academy in Langa, via a gruelling 24-hour cycle challenge. [here]
The Kids Were Not Alright: The Sordid Legacy Of A Voyeuristic ‘Cult Classic’ – The Weinstein-linked faux documentary was meant to be a revelatory insight into teenage sexuality. But its young stars felt exploited. [tele]
Ou Roker Turns 100: Ouma’s Habit Keeps Her Going – Ouma Sofie Fortuin from Delft celebrated her milestone birthday on Youth Day yesterday and firmly believes that it’s her pakkie Chicago’s that keep her healthy, and even saved her after she contracted Covid last year. [voice]
Françoise Hardy, ‘Close To The End’ Of Her Life, Argues For Assisted Suicide – The French singer says radiation has left her in immense pain, and fears a natural death would bring ‘even more physical suffering’ [guardian]
The Angels Have Fallen! – Victoria’s Secret replaces its racy catwalk show with ‘diverse spokeswomen’ including Priyanka Chopra and Megan Rapinoe along with transgender and plus-size models (and they won’t be posing in bras). [dm]
DON’T SAY WE DIDN’T TELL YOU…
There are a number of ongoing deals set up at our various exclusive partners. Here they are – just for you;-)
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]
There Is Only One Company When It Comes To Import Export Logistics – Your freight forwarding / shipping partner is probably more important than the actual products you want to move from country to country. Choose the wrong guys and you can get stung in so many ways. Be smart, use 2ov’s partners, Berry & Donaldson. [here]
Affordable Cane Furniture – If you’re buying cane or wicker furniture anywhere else, you’re wasting a lot of time and money. These guys import directly from Malawi. Hand-Made cane furniture – buy online and have it delivered! [check it out]
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