Report claims Redknapp wants Fer, while Blues are linked with Pastore

first_imgQPR boss Harry Redknapp wants to sign Norwich City midfielder Leroy Fer for £6m, the Sunday People claim.West Ham and Southampton are also said to be interested in the 24-year-old Dutchman, who featured for his country at the World Cup in Brazil.The People also say Redknapp wants to seal the signing of Rio Ferdinand on an £80,000-a-week deal and that out-of-contract Rangers striker Bobby Zamora is set to reject Millwall and continue discussions at Loftus Road.Related West London Sport stories: QPR chairman could block Ferdinand moveZamora rejects contract offer from QPRChairman Fernandes could block a deal to sign Ferdinand.Chelsea have again been linked with a possible move for Atletico Madrid’s Spain international Koke, this time by the Sunday Telegraph.Meanwhile, the Sunday Express suggest Chelsea could be interested in Roma’s Medhi Benatia and may also target  Paris Saint-Germain’s Javier Pastore, who is apparently available for £25m.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Food security is the focus

first_imgAbonga Tom and Sizwe Nyuka Mlenzana, at Ekasi Garden Headquarters, Vusamanzi Primary School, (Image: Redbull Amaphiko)Lead by example is the motto of the founders of Ekasi Project Green, who aim to make their communities nutritionally self-sustainable.Ekasi Project Green is an urban farming initiative that is run by young people from Khayelitsha, a township in Cape Town, based at Vuzamanzi Primary School. It promotes a healthy lifestyle and good nutrition to make people more aware about the food they eat and to make good decisions for their health.The project creates a space where young people can be creative while developing themselves. They want to see young people getting in touch with local farmers and making better decisions about the role they play in the food system.AN INSPIRATION FROM HOMEEkasi Project Green was started in September 2014 by friends who were inspired by their grandmothers’ gardens in Eastern Cape. They had the idea to guarantee a healthy diet for the students.Abonga Tom and Sizwe Nyuka Mlenzana, who have been friends since they were children, spoke to SA Goodnews about the project.“Young people like to believe in what they see, they watch us and want to get involved,” Tom said. “Ekasi is a role model. By doing, we motivate children to explore their talent and creativity… Our passion is fuelled by the difference we see we’re making and the excitement of the students at Vuzamanzi Primary School when they come running to help and play.”Sizwe, Abonga and friends joined forces because the overall influx of bad news coverage was acting like a counter agent to change. “A tip for social innovators: be ambitious, self-confident, patient, safe and most of all, free your mind and stay positive,” said Mlenzana. “Don’t compare yourself to anybody else but stay focused.”PARTNERSHIPSIn the social entrepreneurship sphere partnerships are needed to fulfil the mandate of an organisation. Ekasi works in partnership with Slow Food Youth Network, an organisation from Italy that promotes good, clean, fair food with a focus on sustainability.“Slow Food Youth Network is very supportive in everything we do, from the We Love Our Seeds workshop and Funky Vegetable Festival we organised here in Khayelitsha,” Mlenzana explained. “We also volunteer for the organisation and represented Slow Food [at the] Good Food and Wine at Cape Town International Convention Centre.”Mlenzana represented Ekasi in France at the third Eating City Summer Campus, alongside 42 people from all over the world. The Campus offered a global platform at which participants could discuss the effects of food systems on natural elements, identify problems and also come up with solutions.They wrote a declaration which was presented in Milan, Italy in October at Terra Madre Giovani – We Feed the Planet and again in Paris at the CoP21 summit in December this year to Ban Ki Moon, the general secretary of the UN.“What I learnt is that as young people we need to be involved in this movement because young people are the future,” Mlenzana said. “We need to be part of the solution when it comes to climate change, food sovereignty and sustainable ways of living.”last_img read more

[INFOGRAPHIC] The history of Ethereum

first_imgRelated Posts Clayton Jacobs Why is Bitcoin Soaring? What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Ethereum (ETH) creates much debate in the crpytocurrency world about whether or not the overtaking of Bitcoin is possible. Since its inception in 2014, ETH radiates an aurora of trust and hope about being the golden standard for cryptocurrency. This reputation results from not only as a result of the technology that supports it, but also from its fearless leader Vitalik Buterin. Looking at its short history, it is no secret that the pace of growth and adoption has been rapid. The question now is whether ETH can maintain this growth while still pushing the frontier for security. The answer remains unknowable for now, but what many agree on as being true is that Buterin and ETH have the best chance of leading the cryptocurrency revolution.See Also: Russian government turns to Ethereum Foundation for blockchain plansThe InfographicThe info graphic below recounts the journey ETH has had in recent years. When ETH’s achievements are put side by side with each other, there is no doubt about its already existing impact.“The history of Ethereum” graphic was given to ReadWrite for publication by the team at Tags:#Blockchain#buterin#eth#Ethereum#featured#history#vitalik The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Blockchain – Impending Revolution in Glob…last_img read more

A long struggle against the pain

first_imgAPTN National NewsIn the final story on a week-long series on suicide, APTN National News travels to a community in Quebec.Here, culture is strong, but suicide rates are the highest in the province.APTN National News reporter Danielle Rochette has this story.last_img