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Akon to build new city in Africa with currency called AKoin

Akon to build new city in Africa with currency called AKoin

Technology
Grammy-nominated artist Akon is planning to build a futuristic city in Senegal and base its entire economy around a new cryptocurrency named after himself. The multi-platinum-selling music producer unveiled the ambitious project at a creative festival in Cannes, where he spoke at a panel titled Branding Africa: Blockchain, Entrepreneurship and Empowering the Future.According to page six, he told an audience at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity that his proposed cryptocurrency - dubbed AKoin - could be "the saviour of Africa in many ways" because of how secure it would be.It would all be based on a mobile app, which he said would allow citizens of Akon Crypto City "to utilise it in ways where they can advance themselves and not allow government to do thos...
Norwich City youngster James Maddison on the brink of completing move to Southampton – reports

Norwich City youngster James Maddison on the brink of completing move to Southampton – reports

Sports
Norwich’s valuation of Maddison has reportedly been met by Saints A number of clubs from England’s top tier have had Maddison on their radar after his outstanding 2017/18 season. However, it seems the south coast is his next destination as sources close to the Carrow Road club say Southampton boss Mark Hughes has been given permission to talk to the youngster after meeting the Championship club’s valuation for their star midfielder tonight. Maddison’s stock rose dramatically when it was revealed that he had created 54 chances for Norwich – more than any other player in the Premier League, Bundesliga, LaLiga, Serie A and Ligue 1. And after reportedly 48 hours of tough negotiations it appears Saints have got a deal for the England Under-2...
Leicester City FC transfer news: Jonny Evans passes medical and agrees terms ahead of Foxes move

Leicester City FC transfer news: Jonny Evans passes medical and agrees terms ahead of Foxes move

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Evans was relegated from the Premier League with West Brom last term Thursday, June 7, 2018 Jonny Evans has passed his medical at Leicester City and has agreed terms on a three-year deal with the club, according to reports. The 2015/16 Premier League winners triggered the defender’s £3.5million release clause after West Brom were relegated from the top flight last month. The Foxes have captured Evans, 30, for £17.5million less than what West Brom turned down for their captain. The Northern Ireland international nearly left the Baggies during the past two transfer windows but the club rejected a £21million bid from Leicester as well as an £18million offer from Manchester City. Leicester will pay Albion in two inst...
Tomorrow's cities: Google's Toronto city built 'from the internet up'

Tomorrow's cities: Google's Toronto city built 'from the internet up'

Technology
On Toronto's Eastern waterfront, a new digital city is being built by Sidewalk Labs - a firm owned by Google's parent Alphabet.It hopes the project will become a model for 21st-Century urbanism.But the deal has been controversial, representing one of biggest ever tie-ups between a city and a large corporation.And that, coupled with the fact that the corporation in question is one of the largest tech firms in the world, is causing some unease. Sidewalk Labs promises to transform the disused waterfront area into a bustling mini metropolis, one built "from the internet up", although there is no timetable for when the city will actually be built.Dan Doctoroff, the company's ...
Manchester United FC news: Yaya Toure 'loves' Paul Pogba, but could never join Old Trafford outfit out of respect to City fans

Manchester United FC news: Yaya Toure 'loves' Paul Pogba, but could never join Old Trafford outfit out of respect to City fans

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Paul Pogba and Yaya Toure Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Yaya Toure would love to be a mentor alongside Paul Pogba but believes Manchester City fans would not accept him joining Manchester United. Ivorian Toure is searching for a new club having ended his eight-year spell with City and wants to continue playing at a high level. The 35-year-old is a big admirer of United midfielder Pogba, who has faced regular criticism for inconsistent performances since his £89million move to Old Trafford from Juventus in 2016. And Toure believes he would be an ideal ally for the France international. "I love Paul Pogba," Toure told the Manchester Evening News. "Pogba - it's difficult because of the way the media has treated him. We don't have the same charac...