Reports: Sunderland want Zouma, Saville set for Wigan loan move

first_imgSunderland boss Gus Poyet is looking to tie up a deal for Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma, according to the Sunday People.It is claimed that Chelsea are willing to let the France Under-21 international go out on loan next season and that Monaco are also interested.The People also say the Blues’ young midfielder George Saville, who spent last term at Brentford, is set to join former Bees boss Uwe Rosler at Wigan on a season-long loan.Meanwhile, Ashley Cole is widely tipped to sign for Italian club Roma following his recent departure from Chelsea.The deal is said to be worth more than £6m a year – almost as much as he was reportedly earning at Stamford Bridge.It is suggested in the Mail on Sunday, however, that Liverpool are making a last-ditch attempt to sign the 33-year-old left-back.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Cape Town is tops in Africa, again

first_img9 July 2010Cape Town has reaffirmed its status as one of the world’s top tourism destinations by being named Africa’s best travel destination in the World Travel Awards – the third consecutive year in a row that the city has won this prestigious award.The Mother City was bestowed with its latest major travel industry award in Johannesburg on 7 July. In November last year, Cape Town won the 2009 Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Award in the Best Destination category.The World Travel Awards, which were established in 1993, are seen as the “Oscars” of the travel industry.High concentration of major eventsAlderman Felicity Purchase, the City of Cape Town’s mayoral committee member for economic development and tourism and Mansoor Mohamed, the city’s executive director of economic, social development and tourism, received the award on behalf of the city.“This recognition is very important as it reaffirms Cape Town’s global positioning as a highly attractive tourism destination,” said Mohamed. “The city boasts one of the highest concentrations of major events on the African continent, which includes the Cape Town International Jazz Festival, the Argus Cycle Tour, the Two Oceans Marathon and Design Indaba.“The City of Cape Town will continue to use major events to attract visitors to Cape Town. Mega events such as the 2010 Fifa World Cup are valuable for legacy projects, whereas major events provide the annual recurring benefits,” said Mohamed.Alderman Purchase said: “Cape Town is reaping the benefits of establishing and maintaining an excellent tourism infrastructure. The City of Cape Town is constantly enhancing the city’s tourism assets and we are building skills and improving opportunities in our tourism sector.“All of these efforts support the city’s key strategy of infrastructure-led economic growth.”‘Very highest achievement’The World Travel Awards was launched in 1993 to acknowledge and recognise excellence in the world’s travel and tourism industry. Now celebrating its 17th anniversary, the awards are regarded as the very highest achievement that a travel product could ever hope to receive.Votes are cast by 183 000 travel professionals, which include travel agencies, tour and transport companies, and tourism organizations in over 160 countries across the globe.Votes are cast globally by fellow industry professionals in over 1 000 different categories.Source: Cape Town Partnershiplast_img read more

Facebook Like Moves Beyond the Dumb Grunt, Adds Comments to Like Button

first_imgFacebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Tags:#advertising#NYT#social networks#web center_img Related Posts marshall kirkpatrick One of the most obnoxious things about Facebook’s recent changes has been that clicking a Like button around the Web just pushed a dumb, inarticulate grunt out into the newsfeed of your friends. “I Like this thing,” it said, and nothing more. Today that’s changing, with the inclusion of a writable comment space inside the pop-up that appears when visitors Like something out around the Web.Messages sent with personal comments tend to get more click-throughs, the company said today. These messages will now also include a longer description of what’s being liked. This is a great change towards making the point of intersection between Facebook and the larger Web richer, more personal and less condescending.Update:Readers smarter than I point out in comments below that there have been other methods that enabled commenting in a Like button for some time. I stand corrected! I am also glad that it’s now all the easier, including here on ReadWriteWeb.To like in Facebook parlance might be to show support for something, it might represent the intention of subscribing to future updates or it might be an action that a user takes solely to gain access to priviledges exclusive to a page’s Fans, as they used to be called. Allowing users to post additional commentary just makes sense.To like an object is also to give that object’s owner some access to your personal and demographic information on Facebook. Such a complex interaction is inappropriate to make as simple as it has been and adding a place for users to annotate the signals they emit into their social graphs is a logical first step.Remember when George Bush joined Facebook, but in such a way that only people who liked his Fan page could write comments on it? How many of you would have liked to have added a comment to the message that went out to your friends saying you liked George Bush? I know I would have.last_img read more