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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 20/01/2013
    Posted by on Jan 21st, 2013

    Australian library moves all Lance Armstrong books to the fiction section [Mashable]

    2 athletes die during Ironman SA event over the weekend. Two male athletes aged 29 and 37 suffered fatal cardiac respiratory arrest during the swim leg of the Spec-Savers IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa. [iAfrica]

    Internet entrepeneur Kim Dotcom boasted on Sunday that his new file-sharing service, Mega, was the fastest-growing startup in internet history. [Guardian]

    Faf du Plessis replaces banned AB de Villiers as South Africa captain of the One-Day International team [CricketCountry]

    The National Press Club voted the Rhino (as in the animal) South African newsmaker of the year for 2012…i get what they tried to do, but come now. The decision is getting plenty of stick from the media [Biz Community]

    R25 million for breakfast with President Jacob Zuma and his close friends. Three of the country’s biggest state-owned companies are paying millions of rands to bankroll ­business breakfasts. [News24]

    Joburg casino confiscates a banned gambler’s R129 000 jackpot winnings and charged him with trespassing. He voluntarily had himself banned from all casinos in the country last year, but continued to gamble and Montecasino who took his losses, but refused to pay him out. Shame. [iol]

    Big freeze in Britain and Europe will last four more days as chaos on roads, rail and runways to get worse as snow returns [Mail Online]

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