Argentine model Belén Rodríguez, who saved a threatened beauty spot in Sicily with a single Facebook post after environmentalists had spent 25 years trying. After posing for a photoshoot, Rodríguez, 37, complained to her five million followers that Punta Bianca, a renowned spur of rippling white marble that descends into the sea, was being spoiled by a nearby army firing range. Within 24 hours, Sicily’s president, Nello Musumeci, ordered work to start on a 750-acre reserve around the steps.
Jack Dorsey, at least according to Prince Harry, who says he sent the Twitter boss emails warning him that the Capitol was going to be stormed. During a panel discussion about misinformation, the clairvoyant prince claimed he had predicted the 6 January riots in Washington days before they took place: “Jack and I were emailing each other prior to January 6 when I warned him his platform was allowing a coup to be staged.” Dorsey didn’t reply. “And then it happened and I haven’t heard from him since.”
General To Lam, a Vietnamese Communist Party minister, who was filmed last week having slices of steak covered in 24-carat gold leaf fed to him at a lavish London restaurant. The general dutifully visited the grave of Karl Marx in Highgate cemetery before living it up at Salt Bae’s Nusr-et restaurant in Knightsbridge, where the dish sells for £1,450. The video went down badly in Vietnam. “When the working people are struggling for survival, such a lavish party of officials is offensive,” said political commentator Chinh Duong.
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, who flew to London for a meeting with the mayor, Sadiq Khan, to tackle the driver shortage that has led to longer waiting times and higher prices. “We need more of you, so tell your friends!” he said in a speech to drivers at Soho House on Thursday. Uber is raising pay in the capital by 10% and handing out £500 bonuses for drivers who sign friends up to its fleet.
Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins, a 105-year-old who has beaten the 100-metre world record for women in the 105+ age category. The retired PE teacher from Louisiana ran the race in 1:02:95 – but, like all elite athletes, she’s never satisfied. “I wanted to do it in less than a minute!”