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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 5/08/2012
    Posted by on Aug 6th, 2012

    Usain Bolt wins the mens 100 meters race  breaking the Olympic record in a blazing time of 9.63 seconds. [M&G]

    Oscar Pistorius makes history as the first amputee to compete at a track event at the Olympics. He qualified second in his heat to advance to the semi-finals of the mens 400 meters. Absolute legend. [iol]

    Watch live streaming footage of the Curiosity rover landing on Mars this morning [NASA]

    Audit report slams high-ranking government officials for “placing South Africa at risk” of breaking United Nations sanctions when they issued letters of support to a company trying to sell helicopters to Iran. [TimesLIVE]

    World on alert for massive solar storm that potentially could kill millions and cost trillions [Sky News]

    Drunk idiot throws a bottle onto the track moments before the start of the 100 meter final. Judo medallist beats him before he got arrested. [SUN]

    Massacre at Sikh temple in the US as gunman kills six worshippers in a suspected case of domestic terrorism [iAfrica]

    BEE investors to quit Absa bank, including Toyko Sexwale’s Mvelaphanda Group [fin24]

    Heyneke Meyer names his 30 man Springbok squad including Kolisi and 4 other uncapped players [Sport Live]

    Sushi king Kenny Kunene says he splashed out R13 million oncontroversial wine farm Quion Rock , but it may be a sham [Sunday Times]

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