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Ginny Owens – ‘I Know A Secret’

Blind since the age of two, contemporary Christian music singer/songwriter, Ginny Owens, is a three-time Dove Award winner and was named Gospel Music Association’s “New Artist of the Year” in 2000. She is well-known among Christian and mainstream listeners and has played in front of audiences at the White House, Lilith Fair and the Sundance Film Festival. Her eighth studio project, I Know A Secret, was released November 10th. iTunes – Amazon – Connect with Ginny: Album cover courtesy Ginny Owens Music Facebook Page  

Copenhagen Wheel to revolutionise cycling

The inventors at the MIT SENSEable City Lab are set to revolutionise cycling with their first commercial release of the Copenhagen Wheel. This elegant invention turns an ordinary bicycle into a ‘smart electric hybrid’ by simply replacing your back wheel. You can even download the complementary mobile app, which allows you to lock/unlock your wheel, choose amongst a menu of customisable rides, and track personal usage statistics including calories burned, time, distance, elevation climbed and more, all of which can be compared and shared with friends. Pre-order at and own a limited edition, hand-crafted Copenhagen Wheel, invented and built in Cambridge, MA.

BREADrev launches SA’s first mobile bakery school

Efficient wood-fired rocket ovens and the aroma of baking bread have turned some local Kalk Bay bakers into change agents. “We’re passionate about baking bread and I love doing things differently so I started an uprising, so together with fellow revolutionary, Pete Rutherford, we’re focusing our skills and passion on teaching people in poor communities to bake bread in highly efficient and effective wood-fired rocket ovens, which require no electricity”, said Jeremy Barty, the visionary behind the project. “BREADrev is a mobile bakery school, the only one of its kind in South Africa”, said Barty. “Our ovens are portable and so is our bakery school. ‘Aside from my passion for baking artisan bread, I want BREADrev to help individuals and families create an income opportunity with minimal capital inputs and low overheads to generate daily revenue that is equal or better than basic formal employment’, said Barty. We launched our Thundafund campaign last month and our aim is to raise R45 000 for the first micro-bakery in Nkanini, Khayalitsha, one of the poorest communities in …

Papa Spyk Recalls Colourful Life Journey in A Naughty Thing called Life

Brighton, United Kingdom – New book chronicles Papa Spyk’s life and how it was turned around after suffering a near death experience. Sometimes all it takes is one dramatic event to be the catalyst for change. Author Papa Spyk takes readers on a nostalgic road down memory lane highlighting the shocking events that led to the turnaround. His book, A Naughty Thing called Life’ captures the story behind the ex professional rugby player, top international model, Hollywood actor and stuntman. Born in the Sixties, he describes himself as ‘an overly intelligent child, trapped in a hopelessly dysfunctional world’. He  lived an incredibly colourful and intense life ‘on the edge’ until he suffered a near death experience in his late Thirties when his aorta literally ‘exploded’ in half. The near fatal incident was the result of years of steroid and recreational drug abuse which  created a lethal cocktail. He survived, but was told  he would be a paraplegic and never be able to father a child or live a normal life. Through his loving family and close friends, …

New book offers lifeline for parents of sick children

HAVING A CHILD HOSPITALISED can be traumatic for both child and parents. Brisbane mother of four, Becky Wauchope has drawn on her experience with her son’s lengthy hospital stays, to write a book that helps ease the journey for both parents and child. Aptly called Help! My Child’s in Hospital, the cleverly illustrated book is based on Becky’s experience with her youngest son, Gus and how she coped with his endless hospital stints. Gus, now a healthy 12-year-old, was two when diagnosed with a form of tuberculosis called atypical mycobacterium – extremely rare in children. The condition caused the rapid growth of a large benign mass/tumour between his lung and heart. The family was living in the UK at the time of diagnosis and Becky was forced to stay behind while Gus endured endless treatments and the rest of the family left for Australia.  “I was told we couldn’t leave for our Australian emigration and that Gus would remain in hospital for a while, as something was very wrong with his breathing and they needed …