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Friday Camp, the new and fun chat web app created by a Ghanaian

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Friday Camp is a chat web app where anyone can create a groupPeople are enjoying Facebook less and less. I was one of those. Leave the site for 10 hours and you will come back to 5 new notifications. “Hurray”, you think. “My friends still love me”. When you open the notifications however, you realize that two of them are about a comment that a friend of a friend left on the first friend’s picture. Those pictures mean nothing to you so why did Facebook send the notification? You check the other notifications looking for some personal connection. One of them is a friend request from a Mallam holding bloody feathers on his profile picture, someone you have no idea about. You decide not go into details about the rest of the notifications because it’s likely you have no connection to them either. The quality of social media sites have continued to decline over the years. It has become clogged with unnecessary but numerous notifications, stalking problems, disregard for privacy and the like. There’s always an urge to visit the social sites; but when you are there, you cannot spend up to 10 minutes. I was fed up and needed something different. I needed a site where I could post all the 300 pictures from my recent vacation without feeling the need to censor some of the images in order for my post to be suitable for all my 4537 Facebook friends (80% of which I’ve not met). A site where I could freely express myself authentically, separately, to family, friends and workers just as I am around them. I needed a private, secure, fast social media site made up of only people that I actually know. I searched the net for such a solution and found nothing so I decided to build one myself. After three months of coding every single day for 3 hours a day, I came out with Friday Camp. Friday Camp is a chat web app where anyone can create a group, add as many people as they like, and have a chat with them and share files. You can take polls on the group and plan things with an expansive to-do list. Features: Friday Camp is social media built around groups. So when you sign up, you have to create a group, say for your family. As the creator of the group you have the power to add as many people as you want to the group. Apps like Whatsapp have a very small group member limit of 256. On Friday Camp, there is no limit. You can exchange chat messages with all the people in the group, exchange and receive images, videos and files of all formats. You can create a poll to gather a consensus of the group. E.g if you wanna know how many people will be coming to the family reunion on saturday, use the poll to get the exact number by vote. Need to plan the family reunion and see what everyone will be bringing? Use the to-do list to plan each stage of the family reunion. Remember, anything done in the group can only be viewed by people in the group. Private and secure. A similar group can be created for friends, your study group and the secret group no one has to know about. Technology: Friday Camp was coded by US based Ghanaian programmer Atsu Davoh. According to Davoh, he coded the site within three months writing every single line of code from scratch except for the grid system on his front-end that is powered by Twitter Bootstrap. The backend is powered by PHP and the front-end by HTML, CSS, Jquery, JSON and AJax. No backend frameworks were used. Atsu Davoh insisted that he wrote all the code from scratch as a way of improving his coding skills. Infrastructure: The site is hosted and served on Google Cloud Platform. Atsu bought 4 empty servers (Virtual Machines) and installed a LAMP stack on one OS instance held together by the four virtual servers. The website files are then served by these servers; which makes the site very fast. Hope: Atsu hopes that Friday Camp can serve as an improvement for those who are dissatisfied with the corporate entanglements of sites like Facebook. I hope it also serves as an inspiration to Ghanaian web developers that we here are capable of actual good work through effort and dedication.]]>

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How to bet on ATP tennis: Top tips to win

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How to bet on ATP tennis: Top tips to win

The Association of Tennis Professionals, popularly known as ATP is a professional tennis tournament. The ATP world tour is a worldwide event for men. There are only four major Grand Slams: the Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, and US Open. ATP happens to fall in the minor category with Monte Carlo, ITF and Davis Cup. (more…)

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1xBet promo code for new customers: 1xVip200. 1xBet Official Website gives you a 200% sign-up bonus on your first deposit. All you need to do is specify the promo code during registration, which will activate all the bonus offers at 1xBet. (more…)

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Call for entries: Lifebuoy Opens Applications for handwashing ‘Chief Education Officers’

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Unilever’s Lifebuoy, the world’s number one hygiene soap brand, has launched a creative competition that will see two (2) Chief Education Officers aged between 6-12years appointed to raise awareness on the importance of handwashing among school children.

Leveraging the power of peer-to-peer learning, the ‘CEOs’ will be selected from public and private schools in Ghana to help create impact by teaching other children about handwashing and personal hygiene in a series of fun and exciting activities.

The campaign dubbed ‘Lifebuoy H for handwashing CEOs’ is part of Lifebuoy’s activities to mark Global Handwashing Day which occurs every year on the 15th of October.

 Global handwashing day is an international handwashing campaign dedicated to motivating and mobilizing people worldwide to improve their handwashing habits as a strategy for disease prevention.

In 2020, Lifebuoy launched the H for Handwashing campaign to transform the letter H into a symbol for handwashing and to integrate hygiene awareness into the school curriculum. In 2021, Lifebuoy launched its first ever children’s book- an “H for Handwashing” alphabet book – in which children can explore the Alphabet with Azzy the horse. The book is intended to support school curricula all over the world, whenever and wherever children are taught the ABCs.

This year, Lifebuoy is going a step further by passing on the baton to the next generation who will teach their peers about handwashing, as studies have shown that children are more likely to change their behaviour when influenced by their peers.

Lifebuoy is encouraging Children from public and private schools in Ghana between the ages of 6-12years to take up this unique and exciting challenge.

Parents, Guardians and Teachers are also urged to encourage their children and pupils to participate in the competition by following these guidelines:

  • Share a 30- 45 seconds video of your child reciting their campaign manifesto by explaining what hygiene means to them and how they will promote better hygiene in their schools.
  • All entries must include the #GHD2022 #LifebuoyCEOgh #LifebuoyGHD22 #HforHandwashing hashtag and be submitted on Facebook and Instagram only via the brand’s pages @LifebuoyGhana.
  • Entries are open until the 10th of October, 2022.

The two selected CEOs will get the chance to become part of Lifebuoy’s award-winning ‘H for Handwashing’ movement and receive a certificate from the Unilever Ghana Leadership Team for their participation and commitment to the cause.  As part of celebrations to mark Global Handwashing Day, they will also visit the Unilever headquarters and factories to teach employees the importance of handwashing

The ‘CEOs’ will commit a minimum of ten hours a year to help spread the message of handwashing with soap to other children, at home and in schools. To enable them perform their roles, they will be trained in the use of Lifebuoy’s decade-old and well-proven  behaviour change material which will equip them to take the message forward.

For more information, follow Lifebuoy on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @LifebuoyGhana

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Have You Heard About BitiCodes IO?

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Do you like cryptocurrencies? If you do, don’t forget to take a look at BitiCodes IO. (more…)

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MTN Urges Customers To Register Their Sim Cards Before The September 30 SIMRegistration Deadline

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Customers registering their SIM cards at Temporary Registration point at Goaso in Ahafo Region

With only three days to the  September 30, 2022 deadline for SIM registration, MTN is urging its customers to have their SIM cards fully registered to avoid being disconnected.

All customers with voice and data SIM in phones and devices are mandated to register with the Ghana card before the deadline. All SIM cards that are not fully registered at the end of 30th September 2022 will be disconnected from using all services on the network.

Customers who are yet to register should start the process by dialing *404# or use the registration web portal https://simregistrationportal.mtn.com.gh to link their SIM to the Ghana card. Customers who have linked their SIM cards to the Ghana card can complete their registration by either visiting the nearest service centre/agent for the biometric capture or download the SIM Registration Self Service app on google play to complete the registration.

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Commenting on the SIM registration deadline, the General Manager Regional Sales and Distribution, South, MTN Ghana,Abubakar Mohammed said, “we are encouraging our customers to register immediately to avoid long queues at registration centers and subsequent blocking of SIM cards after the deadline.”

“Customers who are not sure of their status can check their registration status by dialing *400#. “B-Cap Yes” means a customer is fully registered”.

To ensure all customers are fully registered before the 30th of September 2022 deadline, all MTN field staff have been deployed to different locations to check registration status and register customers who have not yet registered their SIM cards.

The Ministry of Communications and Digitalization announced the mandatory re-registration of all SIM cards in Ghana last year. The registration exercise which started in October 2021 is scheduled to end on September 30, 2022.

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Ghana ranks 88th in the world by Digital Quality of Life …Ghana has the slowest mobile internet in Africa ?

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Global digital wellbeing study finds that Ghana has the slowest mobile internet in Africa. (more…)

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