President Ramaphosa Expects Update From Vaccine Mandate Task Team On Wednesday – President Cyril Ramaphosa says the task team on vaccine mandates should be active and is due to update the National Coronavirus Command Council this week. [mav]
CNN Fires Chris Cuomo After Misconduct Claims – Host under investigation for helping brother Andrew weather harassment claims while New York governor. [ft]
Trump Media Company Says It Has Raised $1 Billion – Former President Donald Trump’s new media company said Saturday that it has lined up $1 billion in funding from a “diverse group” of institutional investors contingent on the consummation of its planned merger with the blank check company Digital World Acquisition Corp. [forbes]
Donald Trump Launches Expletive-Laden Tirade Against Journalists – And says he is ‘proud’ to have tanked trust in the media. [busins]
Good Luck Trying To Claim Home Office Expenses From SARS – According to one recent estimate, as many as 85% of working from home tax deduction claims submitted by individual taxpayers are being rejected by SARS. [here]
Biden And Putin Set To Talk About Ukraine In Video Call On Tuesday – U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a video call on Tuesday, with the two leaders set to discuss the tense situation in Ukraine. [cnbc]
Biden Administration Expected To Announce Diplomatic Boycott Of Beijing Olympics This Week – The Biden administration is expected to announce this week that no US government officials will attend the 2022 Beijing Olympics, implementing a diplomatic boycott of the games, according to several sources. [cnn]
Alleged Shoplifter Claims He Was Raped By Cop Who Arrested Him – The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) is investigating the case of a Western Cape man who claims to have been raped by a police officer who arrested him. [tlive]
Elon Musk Says Trump, Biden And Anyone Over 70 Should Be Banned From Running For Office – World’s richest man recently trolled Bernie Sanders over his advanced age. [ind]
Jared And Ivanka Try To Reenter Polite Society, Are Promptly Told To F–k Off – Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner spent their entire tenure in Washington attempting to cast themselves as people who not only belonged there, but who would one day return to D.C. not as daughter and son-in-law of the commander in chief but as president and first man in their own right. [vanfair]
Mountaineer Given Jewels He Found On French Glacier 50 Years After Plane Crash – Gemstones worth €300,000 shared between Mont Blanc climber and authorities as man praised for handing discovery to police in 2013. [guardian]
Hamilton Edges Verstappen To Send Title Race Down To The Wire – Lewis Hamilton kept his hopes of an eighth world championship title alive with a thrilling victory in a dramatic and at times chaotic Saudi Arabian Grand Prix on Sunday. [ss]
These Are The World’s Most Expensive Cities In 2021 – Supply-chain blockages and changing consumer demand have pushed up the cost of living in many of our biggest cities, according to new research published Wednesday, and inflation is the fastest recorded over the past five years. [cnn]
Acclimatising To Alt Season: Part One – Altcoins – Not only has Bitcoin grown into an asset with a market cap exceeding $1 trillion, but it also introduced the world to the concept of a transactional system that is inherently secure. [here]
Snoop Dogg Builds Mansion Inside The Sandbox Metaverse – Snoop Dogg is well known for his support of NFTs, and the American rapper is building a virtual ”mansion” inside The Sandbox Metaverse. [uday]
Scientists Declared These Animals Extinct In 2021 – Today’s rate of extinctions — driven by a quintuple-whammy of destroyed wilderness, exploited critters, invasive species, rapid climate change, and widespread pollution — are happening “at least tens to hundreds of times higher” than extinctions occurred over the past 10 million years, the UN concluded in a major 2019 report. [mash]
Prince William Cringes Over How Taylor Swift Led Him On Stage ‘Like A Puppy’ – For surprise Livin’ on a Prayer performance with US singer and Jon Bon Jovi. [dm]
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