The singer, producer, and song writer “Lungelo Mabaso” from Ladysmith based in Johannesburg also known as “Elkay Macburner” have finally decide to make 2019 his year by recording a studio album which consist of ‘11 songs’, the album is Afro pop with a twist of hip-hop, kwaito, EDM and Trap music. For 5 years having a dream to release his solo album ‘Elkay Macburner’ have finally been able to make his long wish and dream of releasing his studio album “Compilation Of My Raw Emotions (COMRE)” come true, not only a album with 11 tracks but a compilation of motivations and messages to heal all those who are in need of emotional and spiritual healing. With a mixture of different music elements from Afro Pop, Hip-Hop, kwaito, EDM and Trap music Elkay had a deep feeling that this album will bring together all the masses of all the music super fans to a single piece of an album. Elkay Macburner says the past few years was a blessing to him because he managed to collect all the tools he need to make his golden piece of an album a success even though he went thru thick and thin to survive all the hardships of being a upcoming musician, he also mentioned that his wish is to heal all the broken, hopeless and rejected individuals who lost all the hope in life, that’s why you’ll find songs like “Uzokuph’Amandla, Keep your head up, and Vuka” which talks mostly about a life of a black man or woman who works hard to try and make a living out of his or her hustle. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
44 - 46% of adults over the age of 15 in South Africa have high blood pressure1 (hypertension) but only 50% know they are affected2. Regular blood pressure checks can save lives. Hypertension – more commonly known as high blood pressure (BP) – is acknowledged as the ‘silent killer’ because it’s just that. Despite there being no indications or symptoms of ill health, this invisible illness can potentially, if left unchecked, lead to serious heart disease, stroke and even death. With relatively few people making the connection between raised BP and the devastating consequences of the illness - awareness levels need urgent attention to curb the exponential growth of the disease in South Africa. A BP test is the only way to find out if BP levels are elevated – a non-invasive and really quick measure that will immediately determine if levels are unacceptably high – and in May, South Africans can get free BP testing thanks to a collaborative campaign, May Measurement Month, being orchestrated by the International Society of Hypertension (ISH), the Southern African Hypertension Society (SAHS), Servier, National Department of Health (DOH), Dis-Chem, Novartis, OMRON and MSD. [FIND A TESTING SITE HERE: http://bit.ly/bptest2019] The Initiative Recognising the importance of halting the progression of the disease, May Measurement Month is a public service health campaign that aims to considerably bolster awareness of the importance of having blood pressure routinely checked. More than that, it will focus on mobilising South Africans to go for free BP screening during May; tests that will be run by the SAHS. The frightening truth of the hypertension disease burden is the number of people with raised BP is on an upward trajectory, particularly in low and middle-income countries in Africa, with no signs of slowing down. Globally, adults with raised BP grew from 594-million to 1.13-billion between 1975 and 20153a. Of great concern is that over these four decades research . . .
As we all know that blockchain is going to be a profound technology in the future. It’s a technology on which we can rely on without interruption of third parties. One question always comes to our mind that, “What is the difference between Blockchain and Database ?” or “Is Blockchain a database?” Well, yes Blockchain is a decentralized ledger (database) containing records of transactions. First of all, there is no central authority which controls the blockchain database. Everyone accessing the blockchain is accountable for the data in it. While storing data in the blockchain you should always remember that there is no ‘D’ in ‘CRUD’ operations. In short, whatever data you put into blockchain, it will stay in the blockchain forever. You cannot tamper that data once it is added. Data stored in the blockchain is not controlled by any central entity, because of which we can get higher security and reliability. Data stored is not limited up to the transaction details only, we can see that a huge data will be stored on its nodes in future including texts, images, videos, infographics and so on. As we all know that with an increase in storage of data, smart contracts will also keep on increasing eventually and as a result, its deployment price will increase.All the transactions which we run on ethereum blockchain require gas. A suitable amount of gas has to be paid to the miners as compensation, for securing our transactions. This gas relies on the complexity and size of the contract, which means if data size increases so do gas. There are certainly other alternatives which we can opt to store data for our systems which we will discuss one by one. IPFS IPFS stands for Interplanetary File System. It was invented by Juan Benet. IPFS is a peer-to-peer distributed file system. It relies on a Distributed Hash Table and the BitTorrent protocol. To understand IPFS in a simple manner lets consider an example, suppose there are 100 people sitting in a hall and they . . .
Heirloom treasures rule TOKARA’s new autumn menu Waiting for a cherished ingredient to be back in season, is the heart of executive chef Carolize Coetzee’s cooking and the crux of her new autumn menu at TOKARA Restaurant. Chef Carolize, who has been leading the kitchen brigade at TOKARA Restaurant since late last year, describes her culinary personality as feminine and playful, using classic techniques as a springboard for her creativity, while exploring the ever-shifting world of food memory. Motivated by the nostalgia of her mother’s lovingly prepared food and heirloom recipes passed down from one generation to another, she approaches food with the expectation of reliving a fond memory. “The memories and generosity of other chefs - whether professional or a passionate lay cook such as my grandmother - have been my lodestar as a chef and I enjoy diving into my library of food memories as inspiration for new TOKARA dishes,” says chef Carolize, who will be creating new food memories to add to her repertoire on an exciting culinary adventure to New York and Spain during the quieter winter months this year. Through the lens of food memory, she takes TOKARA diners on a memorable journey. Her new menu teems with seasonal heirloom ingredients such as winter melon, persimmons, parsnips, butternut, celeriac and gooseberries, interwoven with a dash of authentic Cape flavours. There is plenty of choice among the starters from kudu tataki, and slow cooked parsnip, bacon and brioche, to a hearty soup of the day. Vegans and vegetarians will feel right at home with a pea mousse and salt baked beetroot, or semi dehydrated tomato, consommé and tempura tofu. Carnivores will love the braised lamb shoulder, springbok loin with bobotie spiced carrot, or the beef ribeye with heerenboontjie and roasted garlic tapioca for mains. The line fish of the day is served with fire roasted celeriac, fennel celery and pancetta. Vegans and vegetarians can satisfy their hunger . . .
London, England, May 06, 2019 -- A leading technology innovator, Septem Studio, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for its coolest titanium UV torch and already got 2600% funded with 1400+ supporters. Now they announce their regular LED module for its campaign. In a world where gadgets are judged based on how well they do their jobs despite being available in the smallest packages possible, the Hunt22 WT Flashlight reigns supreme. At barely 1? in length and weighing about the same amount as a quarter, you wouldn’t expect this torch to be able to do much. You’d be wrong. This multi-purpose flashlight is made with a titanium body and LED rated for a lifetime of use and guaranteed to be iceproof, smashproof, waterproof, and fireproof. In short, this flashlight illuminates everything while being life-proof. Same as the everyday carry size as original version, HUNT22 WT will be with you wherever you go to help you in the dark! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1025589920/hunt22-worlds-coolest-uv-flashlight?ref=8byx6l About Septem Studio: Specialist in technology for real life, Septem Studio, is on a mission to create gadgets to save us time, hassle and money. Creators of the world’s first collapsible titanium chopsticks, Septem Studio delights in creating really useful products at really great prices. Septem Studio has carried out exhaustive prototype processes and testing on the new Hunt22 WT and is delighted to be able to announce that investor opportunities are now available from just £18 for this first-of-its-kind product. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa (MIIA) Announces Appointment of Nigerian Visionary and Thought Leader, John Kamara, as a Director. The Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa (MIIA) is a non-profit organization founded by Dr.Jacques Ludik in 2016 – the same year in which he founded Cortex Logic. The mission of MIIA is to help establish and foster key relationships and partnerships within the Artificial Intelligence ‘Network of Excellence’ - thereby creating a strong, innovative Machine Intelligence and Data Science community and dialogue in Africa. MIIA is delighted to announce the appointment of John Kamara as its newest director – a Nigerian thought leader and visionary, who will help promote the value of Machine Learning and Data Science application in Africa. With vast experience in new markets and verticals across multiple sectors, he’s dubbed an expert in various technological arenas, including e-commerce, internet solutions, digital applications, and financial payment solutions. He will share 20 years’ leadership experience and invaluable knowledge on technologies, as well as market entry and start-up growth strategies – having worked with and within multiple companies and industries, including technology and gaming start-ups in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, and Africa. Dr Jacques Ludik, Founder and President of MIIA (Recipient of the AI Leader of the Year 2019 Award, as well as Founder, Group CEO and Managing Director of Cortex Logic) said, “We are very pleased to have Mr Kamara join the MIIA team at this critical time in the rise and global awareness of the tech ecosystem in Africa. There’s still so much work to be done, especially in the Data Science space – from education and institutionalization, to the creation of leverage platforms within the AI value chain. Mr Kamara will serve as an invaluable addition given his track record, global experience, and networks. He also contributes incredible knowledge and experience, which will play . . .
Clarendon High star Bianca Wood will have a spring in her step when she runs out for her school in the East London Coastal event of the SPAR Eastern Cape Schoolgirls Hockey Challenge on Sunday. The tournament will take place at Clarendon High in East London, starting at 8am. The 19-year-old striker has just been included in the South African senior team to compete in the FIH Hockey Series final in Valencia, Spain, in late June. The national squad will be competing with seven other nations for one of the two berths available from the event for the Olympic Games in Tokyo next year. After initially being named in a national training squad, Wood said her excitement was even greater when she was included in the actual team for Spain. "That really was a dream come true and I owe a lot to my Clarendon coach Cheryl Pope," she said. "If it wasn't for her and all the tournaments she takes me to, I would not have received the exposure." She added that she also owed her family a great deal. "I would not have achieved what I have without the support of my mother and my brother," said Wood. "My brother was the one who introduced me to the game and taught me to play, while my mother has been a massive support in getting me to tournaments. "Everything I do and achieve in hockey is always for her." Wood and her Clarendon teammate, ace goalkeeper Thando Mtalana, both spoke highly of the SPAR Schoolgirls Hockey Challenge and the exposure they received through the tournaments. The 18-year-old Mtalana, who has played for junior national teams from 2016 to 2018, said the Challenge set the tone for the rest of the season. "It really creates that hockey spirit that we all enjoy and allows us to play teams that we don't meet in our annual derby days," she said. "I think that is great because it opens us and other schools to new skills and styles, from which we can learn." Wood added that the camaraderie of the events was always special. "One of . . .
Namibian Helalia Johannes stormed to victory with a personal best 10km time to win her maiden Port Elizabeth title in the SPAR Women's Challenge today. Thousands of women converged on the Summerstrand beachfront for the annual road-running extravaganza which saw Nedbank's Johannes set one of the fastest routes in the country alight with a time of 31 minutes 50 seconds. She was followed home by the talented 17-year-old Ethiopian Tadu Teshome Nare, also Nedbank, in 32:38, with two-time defending champion Kesa Molotsane, of Murray & Roberts, third in 33:09. Breaking away at the 7km mark, the 38-year-old Johannes piled on the pressure in the final kilometres as she realised she was on course to better her personal best of 32:28. The victory, she said at the post-race media conference, came as a surprise considering the strong competition in the race. "The weather was perfect and I enjoyed the race, but I was not expecting to win in this fashion," said Johannes, whose time was also the new Namibian record for the distance. "There was very good competition and everyone is fit, but I just went out there and ran my best, so I am happy with the outcome." Despite losing her crown and finishing only third on the podium, Molotsane, from Bloemfontein, said she welcomed the strong competition provided by several international runners. "I really want to welcome them to our beautiful country and we are very happy to have them running against us and helping us to raise the standard of the competition," she said. "It is good to have this challenge and for us to try to keep improving our running across the board." Johannes, who won the Two Oceans half-marathon last month, has now taken the first step towards the Grand Prix title, which continues with the next event in Cape Town on May 26. While the elite runners thrilled the big crowd at the beachfront, there was boundless enthusiasm among the 7 000 women - and some men in drag - who enjoyed the . . .
Tswelelopele High School in North West is one of 30 schools to benefit from Engen’s R2.5 million cash injection to the Imbumba Foundation’s Caring4Girls programme. Caring4Girls visited the school located in Itsoseng this month to provide female learners with sanitary towel packs to help keep them in school during their monthly cycles. Caring4Girls currently reaches 750,000 girls throughout South Africa and aims to support 1 million girls in 2019 and 2 million by 2020. Engen Corporate Social Investment Manager, Adhila Hamdulay stresses the value of education and how important it is to ensure that all young girls are empowered and have the opportunity to realise their full potential. “We cannot thrive as a society if some of our female learners are left behind, which is why we are very proud to partner with the Imbumba Foundation and contribute to this very meaningful initiative,” commented Hamdulay. Engen’s Head of Transformation and Stakeholder Engagement, Unathi Magida says it is important for Engen to actively support and take care of the communities in which the company operates. “At Engen we strongly believe that a country which is educated is a country that will prosper. By supporting these young girls, we will ensure that their confidence and dignity is retained and that they never have to miss school because of their monthly cycle.” She adds. “Most importantly, these girls will receive education and training around dealing with puberty, self-care and pregnancy avoidance, aimed at boosting their confidence. Education is a key enabler to transform lives, which is why we are so passionate about this initiative.” CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Pelmo Books: Molefe takes on multilingual publishing in SA It’s not difficult to understand the importance of South Africa’s book publishing industry to our country and economy and - most importantly – to our communities. However, historic disadvantage has created an industry noted for its appeal largely to English speakers and challenges for unpublished writers to have their work published. In a Business Day interview last year, Rhodes University lecturer and independent publisher Fouad Asfour put SA book publishing into perspective when he said: “The problem is that the industry is framed for a white audience. It hasn’t yet quite transformed. Reading and writing has been associated with colonialism. For books to become popular culture they must become less white.” Enter Nkemi Molefe, founder and CEO of Pelmo Books. She is everything that current industry icons are not: Young, black, female – and driven to see African writers create stories in their own languages, for readers to relate to in their mother tongues. Her company payoff-line is “Read, Write, Rise”, and it’s the ethos she bases her entire business model on. “The challenge in book publishing today is multi-faceted. Writers are forced to tell their stories in a language foreign to their hearts’ experiences, and it often seems that the only people who get published in South Africa are authors who have already been published,” Molefe says. “Publishing in indigenous languages is a double-edged sword,” she notes, “but one that is necessary to grow readers in South Africa and the continent. On the one hand, Pelmo is publishing to a far smaller reader base in, for example, isiZulu; but enabling the great African tradition of storytelling to continue in our various cultures by encouraging reading in isiZulu.” Even while literacy issues plague the continent, the book publishing industry in Central Africa is estimated to generate some US$ 220-million dollars per year. “While South Africa operates . . .