https://youtu.be/PXI9i953F7Y Read and learn about the many aspects of Bitcoin and Markethive. You can Join Markethive Social Network For Entrepreneurs Here For Free. For any answers to questions Contact Clyde Thorburn Here. Author : Bitcoins Basics 101 PDF Ebook by DAVID DODGE and BRIAN DIXON This is actually an incentive for governments to legally recognize Bitcoin as proper money. No one is sure when or if this will happen, but it's something to think about as Bitcoin continues to experience a lot of growth around the world. Weaknesses. Next, let's take a look at some of the weaknesses of Bitcoin. There's a good chance a lot of these problems are going to be solved going forward, but for now they're weaknesses. Government interference While this hasn't happened a lot - yet - there are many signs pointing to governments around the world interfering with the growth of Bitcoin. Whether it's stopping bitcoins from being transferred to bank accounts or something else, one of the biggest weaknesses of Bitcoin currently is the chance of even more government interference as the virtual currency becomes more popular around the world. This is also a good thing on some levels, however. For example, no one wants money laundering or other illegal activities to be condoned or made possible due to Bitcoin. So, in some ways, the fact that governments are starting to get involved is a good thing that will help Bitcoin grow even more in the years ahead. No Monetary Sovereignty. Another weakness of Bitcoin is that it has no monetary sovereignty. Basically, this means that Bitcoin is not yet accepted as "real money" around the world. Bitcoin is not backed by any government currently. Some may consider this a strength, but it also poses some problems for people (especially corporations) that want to make money with Bitcoin. Bitcoin is, at its core, another fiat currency that isn't backed by precious metals or other items of value. The exact value of a single BTC is that which is . . .
Cyclists riding in the bright South African sunlight are set to benefit from a new distribution agreement between Positive Sports Solutions and RYDERS Eyewear. This is the latest in a series of contracts the SA distribution cycling company has set up as part of its mission to make high-end brands available to the market in the Southern African Development Community. These include HEAD bikes, Gipiemme wheels, Westfalia bike racks, ControlTech cycling components and LUCK shoes. Founded in North Vancouver, Canada, some three decades ago, RYDERS eyewear has been established as one of the top cycling accessories. Simon G Edmonds of RYDERS Eyewear South Africa said they were delighted to join forces with Positive Sports Solutions to expand their operations in southern Africa. "By a happy coincidence, we work in the same office block as Positive Sports Solutions in Irene and I was interested to see if there was any synergy between the two companies in terms of promoting our products," he said. "This led to a meeting with Lynette [Burger], whom I knew from many years in the cycling industry. It led to her trying out some of the RYDERS technology and the rest is history." Burger is part of the highly successful Demacon Ladies Cycling Team who have recently had their sponsorship with Positive Sports Solutions renewed for 2019. Edmonds said RYDERS products were already being distributed in South Africa, albeit on a small scale. "It will be a major boost for us to link up with Positive Sports Solutions because of their great brands, great structures and great energy," he added. "These are all important factors in our relationship and I am very comfortable working with Lynette and David [Pieterse, Positive Sports Solutions product and technical manager]." The weather in South Africa, said Edmonds, meant it was always "a great sunglasses market". "RYDERS is a perfect fit, both product-wise and corporate culture-wise. We are crazy about anything . . .
100 MARATHONS IN 100 DAYS: MINA GULI MORE THAN 1/3 OF THE WAY THROUGH HER GLOBAL RUN We are using water faster than it is able to be replenished; #RunningDry Campaign Raises Awareness, Urges Change December 6, 2018. On the 4th of November at the New York Marathon, international water advocate, Mina Guli, set out on the ambitious individual challenge of running 100 marathons in 100 days to highlight the global water crisis. Having already completed more than 30 of the 100 marathons, through the UK, France, Italy, Uzbekistan and India, Mina has experienced first-hand ‘choke points’ that are feeling the impact of the emerging global water crisis. Following her final run in India today in Mumbai, Mina now heads to Hong Kong and China. “My journey so far has allowed me to meet so many incredible people and to see the real effects that water shortages are already having on our world,” says Mina. “For many of us, we don’t have a real concept of where our water comes from. We simply turn on a tap and the water is there. To meet children as young as 3 years old walking more than 2km a day to collect water has given me a real appreciation of just how precious water really is.” Mina’s passion to change how people think about water and have a world where there is enough water for everyone forever is what keeps her going. She has been meeting with local water heroes within each of the regions she is visiting. These water heroes are people who are devoting their time and energy to making a difference to the global water crisis. “In the UK, for example, I was joined on one of my runs by Dr Liz Goodwin of the World Resource Institute. Liz ran12.3km with me to represent SDG 12.3 which is the sustainable consumption and production patterns,” says Mina. “I learnt from Liz that if we stopped all food wastage we would be able to save 18% of the world’s water, which is a staggering number if you consider that less than 1% of the earth's water is useable by plants, animals . . .
The Takealot Tour of Good Hope's elevation to UCI status for 2019 will ensure that one of South Africa's premier road tours is a drawcard for local and international competitors. It is the first time that the five-day race, which takes place in the Cape Winelands from March 4 to 8, will have UCI points up for grabs and Cycling SA general manager Mike Bradley believed it would benefit riders across the board. He said it was the national body's aim to develop more UCI-classified races and they had, therefore, approached race organisers ASG Events to consider this option. With the documentation completed, the Tour of Good Hope has received UCI 2.2 status. It joins the only other event in South Africa with a similar ranking, the Tour de Limpopo. Bradley said their top priority was to create more opportunities for South African riders to earn UCI points. "Having these sorts of races is important, particularly at this time because from now until October it is Olympic qualification year," he said. "That means the higher our riders rank internationally, the more we will have to qualify for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. "Having UCI status helps from a strategic point of view, allowing our riders to earn points in events close to home. "And then, even when they do have to travel, at least they have collected UCI points and this makes them contenders to be considered for Continental or Pro Continental outfits. "The more SA cyclists we have in those teams, the better for the development of the sport in the country." Bradley said another benefit of having UCI status was the potential to attract strong foreign outfits. "International teams don't look at anything that's not UCI-rated," he said. "I have already had some interest from teams abroad for the Tour of Good Hope and have put them in touch with the race organisers. "It's important to attract international competition to local races as it provides stronger competition for our cyclists . . .
With growing environmental awareness and many people turning their backs on material things as festive gifts, volunteer organisation Bunny Tales Rescue has created a novel alternative for those looking for the perfect gift for animal lovers. “This year we have launched a lucky draw, with the proceeds going towards our efforts to sterilise and rehome the bunnies that we rescue in partnership with other individuals and organisations. For as little as a R30 donation, we will send you a lucky draw ticket for incredible prizes from our generous sponsors,” says Anabel Tout, founder of Bunny Tales Rescue, which operates in Johannesburg, Pretoria and surrounds. Feral rabbits are becoming a problem in parts of Gauteng, as a few escaped domestic rabbits can multiple very quickly. “If people think it is cute to have a resident herd of rabbits in their neighbourhood, they probably do not realise how hard life is for bunnies on the streets with no one to care for them.” “Too often, we find rabbits in the most appalling conditions. They are undernourished, may have fleas or other parasites, and often the areas where they are living are being cleared for construction,” Anabel explains. “We try to catch as many of the bunnies as we can, and arrange for them to be checked by a vet, sterilised and rehabilitated. For anyone looking to adopt a bunny, we offer an re-homing service where we try to match the perfect rabbit to their perfect forever home, where they will be loved, fed and kept safe. “This lucky draw initiative is to help us raise funds to cover the vets bills, cost of food and transport for the work we do. One ticket costs R30, however you can get four tickets for R100. When we draw the prizes on 14 December, the first draw’s ticket holder will get to choose three of the prizes, the second draw winner gets to choose two of the remaining prizes and the third gets to choose one of the remaining prizes. The ticket holders for subsequent draws will be able to . . .
Engen has come to the rescue of five Durban schools severely damaged in storms by committing R1 million to effect repairs critical to the safety, comfort and security of pupils and teachers. “Engen turned our darkness into light,” says Colin Chand, principal of Collingwood Primary in Wentworth, which was severely affected by the October 2017 storms, forcing the children and teachers into mobile units on the school fields. Without any electricity, the school community struggled throughout the 2018 academic year in dark and extremely hot conditions – until news of the Engen donation came. “We expected a long process to rebuild the school, because we know the government tender process is a long one. But now our 1 200 pupils are learning in the light again, and we can use our fans, so we are extremely relieved,” adds Chand of the work Engen financed to electrify the mobile units. Adhila Hamdulay, Engen’s Corporate Social Investment Manager, says Engen committed the funds to assist five schools in Merebank and Wentworth, which are neighbours of the Engen Refinery in South Durban. All the schools identified for assistance were severely damaged when a massive storm wreaked havoc in Durban on 10 October last year. A total 42 schools in KwaZulu-Natal were affected by the deluge, which left 11 people dead and racked up a repair bill of more than R16 million in respect of public buildings. “Engen takes our responsibility to the community surrounding our Refinery very seriously. We also remain cognisant of the need to partner with government to assist where we can, so it seemed obvious that we should step up and help,” says Hamdulay. All five affected schools had waited for months for assistance when Engen funded the start of the repair work in April this year. Other than Collingwood Primary, Settlers Primary School, Rustomjee Primary School, Wentworth Primary School and Fairvale Secondary School were also assisted. Among the repairs effected were the . . .
The annual Encounter Series, which includes three multi-stage races under the ASG Events banner, will retain its popular status among South African mountain-bikers after Liberty renewed their sponsorship for 2019. The series will begin with the seven-stage TransCape journey from George to Franschhoek in February and continues with the Winelands Encounter in April and the Waterberg Encounter in June. The three-day Winelands and Waterberg events have become firm favourites on the South African racing calendar and this year the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter, powered by Volvo, became part of the series for the first time. Taking riders on a 591km route, which incorporates some of the most iconic trails in the country, ASG Events' Fritz Pienaar said the TransCape combined "some hard-core mountain-biking with a luxurious experience off the bike". "The whole focus is on the high-end journey and we feel this is an incentive for those in the corporate world to go through a unique experience," he added. "We are focusing on an up-market product and an example of this is that we will host the riders in guest houses as we are doing away with tented accommodation." Killy Bacela, Liberty Group divisional director for brand & marketing, said they were delighted to be involved once more. "We are proud of the partnership with the Encounter series and view this as an investment that has a lasting impact on the communities in which we do business," said Bacela Alluding to the new starting venue of George, as opposed to Knysna, Pienaar said it was an attempt to create more diversity in the route for the riders. "By starting in George it allows us to take the stages through the Karoo region as well as incorporating sections along the coast and then ending up going through the Cape Winelands to the finish in Franschhoek." The five-star offering, he said, would be maintained through the three-day Winelands and Waterberg Encounters. "These are the . . .
(December, 2018) Cocoon Cape Town, is hosting the Cocoon NYE Party on Monday, 31 December 2018. Celebrate the New Year in style in this world class venue in the heart of Cape Town CBD. Prepare to be amazed as you enter this sophisticated, unique and effortlessly stylish venue with 360 degree views of our beautiful city. Cocoon offers two venues - Cocoon West and East. Dance the night away with uplifting Commercial in Cocoon West or Deep House in Cocoon East, whilst sipping on bubbly or relax in the Private Lounge with your own host. The dress code of the evening is “Dress to Impress”. Cocoon Cape Town is located on the 31st floor of the ABSA Building, offering guests magnificent views of the Firework display at the V&A Waterfront to ring in the New Year. Tickets to Cocoon Cape Town's VIP New Year's Eve experience is R750 per person for single entry. Table Bookings are available at R8,000 minimum spend per table including free entry for 10 people. For bookings contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 021 421 0581. Tickets available through qkt.io/newyearseve. Keep up-to-date with Cocoon's Facebook and Instagram pages for exciting upcoming events including Cocoon Fridays and Saturday in the Sky. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
https://youtu.be/PXI9i953F7Y Read and learn about the many aspects of Bitcoin and Markethive. You can Join Markethive Social Network For Entrepreneurs Here For Free. For any answers to questions Contact Clyde Thorburn Here. Author : Bitcoins Basics 101 PDF Ebook by DAVID DODGE and BRIAN DIXON Other virtual currencies offer these to an extent, but Bitcoin was the first to use a peer-to-peer network instead of a central authority in control of the currency. When you add in advanced encryption and anonymity, it's easy to see why Bitcoin is growing so quickly all over the world - and will likely continue to experience growth for the next decade at least. As forced cutbacks and problems with existing financial systems occur around the world - like in Greece, for example, with austerity measures put in place - Bitcoin is going to become more useful for billions of people. Because Bitcoin is not tied to the current financial institutions - like banks and governments - the people are more likely to latch onto it and use it because of their hatred for what's been done to the world economy. At the same time, if Bitcoin is to continue growing, it's going to have to come to terms with governments and financial institutions around the world. Because if not many people accept Bitcoin as a form of currency, it's still necessary to transfer bitcoins to your currency of choice before you can use it. This is why it's going to be necessary for Bitcoin to "grow up" eventually and learn to interact with current financial systems a little better. As this happens, Bitcoin is going to become even more popular around the world and experience a huge growth spurt. In the far future, some fiat currencies may suffer from inflation and be dropped entirely as people begin to use Bitcoin instead. This may be decades away, but there are signs pointing to this happening. Banks are already collapsing around the world, but now people have an alternative - Bitcoin. It's going to be . . .
The Lector 620 Professional image-based barcode reader ensures the plant has technologically up-to-date unit level traceability on all product elements. This helps achieve increased product traceability and improved quality control. SICK Automation South Africa (SICK), one of the country’s leading sensor solution suppliers for industrial applications, recently installed 120 image-based 2D barcode readers across multiple scanning stations in a South African-based tobacco manufacturing plant. The cigarette manufacturer was looking for a solution to move from its manually intensive marking and tracing system, which facilitated human error and lacked a satisfactory verification process, to a modern technological one. The client’s objective was to ensure the plant retained its ability to produce world-class products. This would be achieved through increased product traceability and improved quality control. SICK recommended its Lector 620 Professional image-based barcode readers, part of its Lector 62x product family, specifically designed for improved product and process traceability. The installation of these barcode readers has ensured that the plant has technologically up-to-date unit level traceability on all product elements. This incorporates from the container-stored tobacco blends through the entire production process, ending with cartonised cigarette boxes contained in palletised containers for distribution. The Lector 620 range includes a fail-safe micro SD card in case of device failure, which automatically loads all required device settings when inserted into a new device. “Product traceability allows for safe products to be manufactured while protecting the production process,” points out Mark Madeley, Marketing Manager, SICK South Africa. He adds that among the benefits of the Lector 620 Professional is their automatic parameter switching ability. “This allows the barcode reader to change its settings between four different modes, thereby . . .