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The H. P. Lovecast Podcast is hosted by Michele Brittany and Nicholas Diak and is devoted to discussing the derivative works of H. P. Lovecraft, such as successor authors, comics, and so on. H. P. Lovecast is published three times a month, with the primary episode on the first Sunday, the supplemental Fragments episode on the third Sunday, and the Transmissions episode on the final day of the month.
 
Noble Sissle, who lived from 1889 to 1975, participated in and witnessed some of America's great moments in history associated with culture and racial equality. Known throughout history as a music lyricist and orchestra leader, Sissle was an ambassador of goodwill for America from World War I with the renowned Harlem Hellfighters' Regimental Band to the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s to entertaining millions of military service persons with the USO in World War II to playing for presidents, ...
 
Olivia Wilder Times™ features celebrity and other unique guest interviews that are informal and conversational. The over 600 guests have included TV/FILM: Linda Evans, Beau Bridges, Andie MacDowell, La Toya Jackson, Eric Roberts, Sean Young, Richard Thomas, Billy Zane, Gilles Marini, Robert Townsend, Joanna Cassidy, Melora Hardin, Debi Mazar ; Justin Kirk, Clark Gregg, Tom Conti, Henry Goodman, Cung Le; Justin Chon and Solomon Trimble (Twilight); RuPaul, Josie Bissett, COMEDY: Dane Cook, Gre ...
 
A one-hour weekly broadcast delivering Christ center messages to inspire, uplift and equip those looking for a deeper, richer relationship with God. The Sunday Night Wind Down is a unique blend of talk show, teleclass and lecture, which will help listeners to increase faith, build spiritual endurance and initiate positive change. Join your host Cassandra Baker Durham, for an hour of faith, healing, strength, and empowerment. Cassandra is an energetic and anointed speaker who believes in the ...
 
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A tough Sunday, with a spectacular, dare we say stellar theme, but some really tricky naticks -- 35A, Japanese beer brand, KIRIN, versus 31D, Sharing maternal lines, ENATIC (yikes!), and 109A, Wine that may be Spumante or frizzante, PROSECCO, versus 94D, Clear, as crystal, BUS (double yikes!). The grid was a technical tour de force, with IX-based r…
 
This week on Sunday Times Politics Weekly, we discuss money in our politics, more specifically the high court’s decision to keep sealed the CR17 funding details, information on the funding of Cyril Ramaphosa’s campaign for the ANC presidency. We ask, what is the decision’s affect on transparency and the role of money in our politics?After that, we’…
 
Treasury has announced a R39bn package to provide relief to the poor and to support business, which won’t require new finance and will therefore not lead to additional debt.The package will be funded by higher-than-expected tax revenue, with R36.3bn being new money and R2.65bn from adjusting the budgets of the departments of trade, industry and com…
 
In this edition of the Business Day Spotlight, we talk about the growth of the recycling industry in SA.Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Matthieu de Gaudemar, co-founder and CEO of Kudoti. The discussion focuses on Kudoti’s origins; the company’s business model; trends in the waste management sector; the opportunity for companies looking to serv…
 
If there is a rational centre to South African politics, DA leader John Steenhuisen want his party to be in the middle of it. He sees our politics changing inevitably, as the ANC’s loss of coherence and unity becomes more clear. What he can’t be sure of, he tells Peter Bruce in this latest edition of Podcasts from the Edge, is what the end looks li…
 
In this edition of the Business Day Spotlight, we talk about the vulnerability of consumers in SA. Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Johann van Tonder, an economist and researcher from Momentum. The discussion focuses on the results of the latest Consumer Financial Vulnerability Index done by Momentum and Unisa; key findings from the report; fact…
 
In this episode of the HP Lovecast, Michele Brittany and Nicholas Diak discuss the 1983 Michael Mann film, The Keep, which is an adaptation of F. Paul Wilson's novel of the same name. Episode written by: Michele Brittany and Nicholas Diak Episode edited by: Michele Brittany Intro/Outro Music: "Azathoth" by Philippe Gerber / John 3:16 (Bandcamp page…
 
A challenging Saturday (of course!) crossword, with some major obscurisms lurking in the grid. Certainly 29D, Happenstance, cutely, COINKYDINK, and 20A, Hallux, less formally, BIGTOE, qualify, as, at least for Jean & Mike, does 1A, Popular brand of alcoholic seltzer, WHITECLAW. Other clues were just deliciously deceptive, such as 14A, One might be …
 
Young, debut musician Sithenkosi Mbuli, better known to the streets as Rudy Chalmers, is making a name for himself in the music industry, proving that talent runs in his veins.The hip-hop/jazz/soul musician's stage name Chalmers is an ode to his father's middle name — the late well-loved-Mzansi TV personality Vuyo Mbuli.Chatting to TshisaLIVE, the …
 
In this edition of the Business Day Spotlight, we talk about how SA’s economy is currently stacking up against its emerging market counterparts, following the unrest seen last week in Gauteng and KZN.Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Adriaan Pask, chief investment officer of PSG Wealth. The discussion focuses on the impact of recent unrest on SA’…
 
In April 2015, 18-year-old Sheree Prince left Citrusdal for Cape Town. There, the shy and withdrawn teenager would embark on a crime spree that would end with the horrific murder of a defenseless elderly woman (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://w…
 
Hip, hip, hooray, it's a crossword about hips ... two of them to be precise, it's very hip. Jean made short order of today's crossword, as she turned in a perfect 28 minute time, whereas the crossword nearly made short order of Mike, as he struggled pretty much everywhere, in a catch 22: to get the theme revealer, you needed to get the crosses ... …
 
This week on Sunday Times Politics Weekly, we discuss money in our politics, more specifically the high court’s decision to keep sealed the CR17 funding details, information on the funding of Cyril Ramaphosa’s campaign for the ANC presidency. We ask, what is the decision’s affect on transparency and the role of money in our politics?After that, we’…
 
As the dust begins to settle in the wake of South Africa’s recent looting crisis; economists, analysts and businesses begin to take stock of the damage sustained, as a result of the violence.We spoke to both Dawie Roodt, chief economist at Efficient Group and Annabel Bishop the chief economist at Investec; about the material impact the recent looti…
 
In this edition of the Business Day Spotlight, we talk about the impact of recent unrest in Gauteng and KZN on consumer confidence in SA and the wider economy. Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by George Kershoff, deputy director at the Bureau of Economic Research (BER), to discuss the issues. The discussion focuses on the work of the BER; the state…
 
Today's crossword was a shocker! Traditionally, the New York Times grids are designed so that answers can be no shorter than 3 letters and as a corollary no letter can be like, well, like the Z's at the end of 21A, Bolivian capital, LAPAZ, and beginning of 48A, Spaces (out), ZONES -- surrounded on 3 sides by black squares. Yet (gasp!), there they a…
 
ANC employees have threatened the party’s top six officials, who include President Cyril Ramaphosa, with criminal action over the failure to pay their pension benefits to fund administrators despite making deductions from their salaries over two years.The disgruntled staff members made the threat of opening fraud and theft cases against the ANC and…
 
The ANC appears to be divided on how to characterise the public violence and mass looting of goods and businesses that took place in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng last week. Was the unexpected violent outbreak a carefully planned and orchestrated revolt, a result of criminality and hunger, or is it simply too soon to tell? Either way, the party's fract…
 
A terrific Tuesday crossword, a paean to 6D, Olympic sport whose all-round competition is composed of the last parts of 19-, 26-, 44- and 52- across, WOMENSGYMNASTICS. Interspersed among all the sports were some other gently amusing clues, such as 28D, Cheery sort?, FAN, 5D, Uranus but not Neptune, GREEKGOD (nice!), and 46D, Aid in scrolling to the…
 
The high court in Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday adjourned former president Jacob Zuma’s fraud and corruption trial until Aug. 10, when the court will hear adjudication of the issues Zuma raised in his special plea that prosecutor Billy Downer has “no title” to prosecute.Judge Piet Koen made this order on Tuesday after hearing arguments on Monday from…
 
A fairly straightforward Monday, although it did contain one of Jean's banes, a quote, but thanks to gentle crosses (it's a Monday) she was still able to complete the crossword in a blazing 6:12! Mike, meanwhile, was able to ... complete the crossword. For all the details, download and listen up to today's episode.…
 
In this edition of the Business Day Spotlight, we talk about the use of technology in the taxi industry. Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Mbavhalelo Mabogo, Founder and CEO of Quickloc8, a startup, specialising in technology for the taxi industry. The discussion focuses on Quickloc8’s business model; the products and services offered by the comp…
 
A delicious Sunday crossword, with LOL answers courtesy of Julia Child (as curated and transcribed by today's constructor, Jesse Goldberg). How could you not like such bon mots as 38A, "A party without cake is ________", REALLYJUSTAMEETING, or the rather brazen 65A, "If you're alone in the kitchen and you drop the lamb, you can always just pick it …
 
It's a Saturday New York Times crossword, which means that the glove are off, the gauntlet's been thrown down, in short, the puzzle was tough -- amusing, but tough. The grid itself was built to challenge, divided into 4 largely isolated quadrants. Jean had trouble keeping her footing in the center of the crossword, with 26A, Break down for closer a…
 
A Fun Friday crossword, challenging but with not too many tripping hazards (aka proper nouns, such as 40A, Big name in pizza rolls, TOTINOS, and 15D, Short-story writer Bret, HARTE). 19A Thin in tone, TINNY, was tricky because we had almost an identical clue the day before, the answer to which was REEDY. Very tricky, Mr. Shortz! A few "today-I-lear…
 
This week we use the Spotlight minisode platform to share some updates in the murder of Leslie Cilliers which we covered in Episode 51 (Sign the petition: https://www.change.org/cop-killer) (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecri…
 
Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Shawn Theunissen, president of the Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI). The discussion focuses on the work of JCCI; the impact of unrest in Gauteng and KZN on SA’s economy; the importance of Johannesburg as an economic hub; stories of businesses that have destroyed or harmed by looters; efforts b…
 
A delicious Thursday crossword, with TOMYUMSOUP as an appetizer, plenty of tasty rebuses to chew on, and some COKES to wash it down. It did have a few of those cultural references that usually cause Mike to break out in a cold sweat, but fortunately 52D, Actress Birch, THORA, and 59A, Genre for the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, SKA, had (relatively) eas…
 
In this episode of Sunday Times Politics Weekly, there can only be one topic worth delving into; this week we focus all our attention on SA's current looting crisis and how it came about. Was it organised? Is there a political agenda, who may be complicit and would pardoning former president Jacob Zuma escalate or calm the situation? We delve into …
 
In this episode of Sunday Times Politics Weekly, there can only be one topic worth delving into; this week we focus all our attention on SA's current looting crisis and how it came about. Was it organised? Is there a political agenda, who may be complicit and would pardoning former president Jacob Zuma escalate or calm the situation? We delve into …
 
With heavily armed gangs of marauding looters swarming across Vosloorus on Gauteng’s East Rand, destroying shopping malls and vandalising whatever they could not steal, a group of taxi drivers refused point blank to allow the protesters to destroy one thing – the travelling fun park set up in the community.Armed with firearms, drivers and owners fr…
 
Today's Wednesday crossword was on the harder side of the spectrum, but it included some fascinating facts. For example, did you know 10D, Creatures that have the densest fur of any mammal (up to 1 million hairs per square inch), SEAOTTERS? Or 21A, One of 20 on the Titanic, LIFEBOAT? The main theme, however, revolved around authors, whose names wer…
 
In this edition of the Business Day Spotlight, we talk about how one of SA’s fastest growing insurance companies is using technology to stand out and achieve growth. Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Anton Ossip, chief executive officer of Discovery Insure, to shed light on their business. The discussion focuses on Discovery Insure’s business mod…
 
With several days of mass looting and violence disrupting supply chains, concerns about food security, panic buying and shortages in several sectors have come to the fore.Panic buying has seen stores which have not been looted running out of stock. Further shortages are expected as the impact of supply chain disruptions make themselves felt. Disrup…
 
Minerals and resources minister Gwede Mantashe has urged people to protect their own infrastructure even as taxi drivers guarding Vosloorus Mall on Gauteng's East Rand opened fire with live ammunition on looters.During a visit to the embattled Vosloorus Mall, Mantashe urged people to stop destroying their own infrastructure."Protect it, it's yours,…
 
13-year-old boy has been shot and killed during a skirmish between taxi drivers and a mob of looters trying to burn down Vosloorus Mall on Gauteng’s East Rand.Vuso Dlamini was shot dead shortly before lunchtime on Wednesday.Earlier the body of a looter was found behind the mall.由TimesLIVE Podcasts
 
Taxi drivers guarding Vosloorus Mall on the Gauteng East Rand have opened fire with live ammunition on lootersIn an exchange of gunfire, which lasted five minutes, taxi drivers from the Katlehong Peoples Taxi Association opened fire on hundreds of looters who were gathering outside the mall. The mall was ransacked overnight with looters pillaging a…
 
Today's crossword managed to COVERALLTHEBASES as far as baseball adages are concerned. RIGHTOFFTHEBAT, they had the aforementioned COVERALLTHEBASES; and the author also was ADROIT enough to work in OUTOFLEFTFIELD and WHOLENEWBALLGAME. A very SWEET puzzle indeed. Today is Triplet Tuesday, so to hear Mike do battle as Jean unleashes a bevy of tricky …
 
Thousands of people from communities across Gauteng have rallied together to protect food supplies and defend homes, businesses and shopping malls from marauding groups of protesters.Armed with baseball bats, paintball guns, truncheons, firearms and sticks embedded with spikes, nails and broken glass, residents have openly clashed with looters in r…
 
In many ways, UK Sunday Times rugby writer Stuart Barnes tells Peter Bruce in this latest edition of his Podcasts from the Edge, “professional rugby is going to break apart the greatest rivalry in rugby history — South Africa and New Zealand.” Listen as Barnes, a former Bath, England and British & Irish Lions fly-half describes how four local franc…
 
A bit of a challenging Monday crossword, some of the clues were relatively ARCANE. Jean had a SMA problem with 46D, Southeast Europe's ______ Peninsula, going for BALTIC before BALKAN. Mike, meanwhile, got TOTO's version of 62A, Where this puzzle's circled letters can be found, AFRICA, stuck in his head, and it took 17A, Song lyric before "short an…
 
President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday vowed to “restore calm and order”, as violent riots and looting rocked large parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.Speaking during a national address, he said that it was of vital importance to “restore calm and stability without any delay”.由TimesLIVE Podcasts
 
Widespread looting and violence has broken out in parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. The looting initially began during protests against the incarceration of former president Jacob Zuma, but has since spiralled out of control. President Cyril Ramaphosa spoke briefly about the looting and criminality when he addressed the nation on the Covid-19 pan…
 
The police on Monday said they are investigating the circumstances around the deaths of six people since violent protests erupted in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.Spokesperson for the National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (NatJoints), Col Brenda Muridili explained that, 219 arrests were made in the two provinces — 96 in Gauteng and 123 …
 
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