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Skin It Launches In Nigeria

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Simon’s Eagle has announced the launch of Skin IT – a gadget customization offering for individuals and corporate organizations. In a statement issued in Lagos,  founder Temitope Ajibola, a 24 year old IT expert who trained in Asia and the UK says the concept, which she calls SkinIT, is a unique way to help owners of laptop computers mobile phones, games, iPads, and other gadgets beautify their properties, while protecting them from scratches, oil, liquid and dust. ‘From a business executive to a working mother, everybody needs the real beauty of the phone skin because you can customize its design to fit your discriminate taste. The diverse designs range from artworks to modern urban images to even your own photos. Phone skins will surely make you stand out from the crowd.’ ‘It’s a way of stamping your personal signature – be it your company logo, your picture of that of your loved ones, your favorite football club, or even favorite celeb – on your gadget, while at the same time protecting it’, she says. While casings and pouches can be bulky and stiff, Ajibola says Simon’s Eagle’s Skins ‘fit like a skin’ and are created according to each individual’s need. The Skins also protect the keypads from water, heat, dust and scratches; and they feature stunning, quality graphics designed by our growing family of artists from around the world. SkinIt is a first-of-its-kind in Nigeria, and the owners say the success rate has been profound. ‘The skins are made of vinyl and are removable adhesive covers for protecting and customizing your Phones. iPods, Laptops, iPads and Games Consoles. They feature stunning, photo-quality graphics ranging from fine art prints to contemporary urban images designed by our growing family of artists from around the world. Stand out in the crowd with personalized protection from Wrappz, so they’re very durable, water and heat resistant, and also children friendly’, Ajibola says. ‘It’s unbelievable, the response from companies and individuals. There’s almost been no one we’ve pitched to that hasn’t patronized us. The company now has outlets in PC Corner, inside Ikeja City Mall, at the Ozone Cinema in Yaba, as well as Compuworld on Adeola Hopewell in Victoria Island. Two other outlets are set to open before year-end. ‘Our customers range from young teenagers, to undergraduates; as well as stylish workers, celebrities (including entertainers Tee A and Princess) and several corporate organizations.  ]]>

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Pearson PTE Holds its Inaugural Seminar and Fair on Study Abroad Opportunities for Ghanaian Students

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The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE)  on Saturday, June 15, 2024, hosted its inaugural Study Abroad Seminar and Fair in Ghana with Students of the University of Ghana, Legon. (more…)

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Survaiva Benjamin Donkor from Ghana wins Johnnie Walker Global Bartender Challenge

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Survaiva Benjamin Donkor’s ‘The Black Secret’ announced as winner of the Africa region

Johnnie Walker, the world’s number one Scotch Whisky, has announced the winners of its Black Label Global Bartender Challenge, with Ghanaian bartender, Survaiva Benjamin Donkor, Senior Bartender at Tribeca Restaurant, winning an exclusive three-night immersive Black Label experience in Scotland, the home of Johnnie Walker. Bartenders from across the world were invited to get creative and share an Instagram reel of their own signature Johnnie Walker Black Label cocktail, explaining why the blended Scotch whisky works perfectly in the serve.

 

With entries from over forty countries, Survaiva Benjamin Donkor’s serve was selected as a winner from Africa, with only seven other winners selected from across the globe.

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Survaiva Benjamin Donkor’s winning cocktail, named The Black Secret, combines Johnnie Walker Black Label with fresh lemon juice, activated charcoal syrup, crème de cassis, coconut liqueur and fresh pineapple juice.  

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The trip, which is due to take place across the Burns Night weekend in January 2025, will offer the winners the opportunity to enjoy a traditional Burns Night celebration in a truly authentic way, as well as experiences including a visit to the Diageo Archive; a behind-the-scenes distillery tour; a deconstructed tasting of Johnnie Walker Black Label with Dr Emma Walker, Johnnie Walker Master Blender; and the opportunity to enjoy an array of experiences throughout the Johnnie Walker Brand home: Johnnie Walker Princes Street.  

The winners were selected by Tim Philips-Johansson, Johnnie Walker Global Brand Ambassador and Jan Šebek, the winner of the Johnnie Walker challenge at Diageo World Class 2023. Entries were shortlisted and recreated by the judges during a tasting session in Amsterdam to determine which entries used Johnnie Walker Black label in the most exciting yet balanced way. 

Survaiva Benjamin Donkor said: ‘I am incredibly grateful for the honour of being selected as one of the winners of the Johnnie Walker Black Label Bartender Challenge. It is truly humbling and I want to express my heartfelt thanks to everyone involved. This achievement is for Africa, and I know my motherland is very proud of me. It has always been my dream to win a global competition like this and words alone cannot express how I feel now’.

Johnnie Walker Global Brand Ambassador Tim Phillips-Johansson said: ‘Survaiva’s fruit-forward cocktail impressed us, particularly the way in which the crème de cassis complemented the Johnnie Walker Black Label.  Coconut with pineapple is a classic combination for a reason and we really enjoyed how Survaiva took these flavours and twisted them to create his own signature serve’.

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The initiative was designed to shine a light on Johnnie Walker Black Label’s liquid credentials and give back to those who have supported the award-winning blended Scotch whisky within the bartender community.

Johnnie Walker Black Label was first created over 100 years ago by the Walker family who were not content with the one-note flavours and inconsistent whiskies of their day. They took bold steps to make a significantly better Scotch Whisky – expertly blended to create the rich, iconic flavour that is still made today.   Johnnie Walker Black Label takes the very best whiskies from the Four Corners of Scotland, each expressing the aromas and tastes typical of that region, to create a beautifully balanced liquid celebrated worldwide.

For further information, please visit @johnniewalker on Instagram or contact: Senior Brand Manager for International Premium Spirits & Reserve, Abena Chrappah, via [email protected]

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Notes to Editors:

Please see the full Terms & Conditions for more detail: https://www.johnniewalker.com/en/terms-and-conditions/bartender-challenge-terms-and-conditions/

About Johnnie Walker:

Johnnie Walker is the world’s number one Scotch Whisky brand (IWSR 2023), enjoyed by people in over 180 countries around the world. Since the time of its founder, John Walker, those who blend its whiskies have pursued flavour and quality above all else.

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Today’s range of award-winning whiskies includes Johnnie Walker Red Label, Black Label, Double Black, Green Label, Gold Label Reserve, Aged 18 Years, Blue Label and Blonde. Together they account for over 21 million cases sold annually (IWSR, 2022). Johnnie Walker is also the number one best-selling Scotch and number one trending Scotch (Drinks International, 2024).

 

About Johnnie Walker Black Label:

Johnnie Walker Black Label, the biggest selling premium Scotch in the world3, is made using more than 29 whiskies from the four corners of Scotland. The whiskies used to create Johnnie Walker Black Label are matured to the exact point where they’ve reached their peak of vibrant flavour – this takes time and patience. 12 years is often an aging sweet spot for maturing whiskies – resulting in the unmistakably rich and smooth taste that is Johnnie Walker Black Label.

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About Diageo:

Diageo is a global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding collection of brands across spirits and beer categories. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, JεB and Buchanan’s whiskies, Smirnoff, Cîroc and Ketel One vodkas, Captain Morgan, Baileys, Don Julio, Tanqueray and Guinness.

Diageo is a global company, and our products are sold in more than 180 countries around the world. The company is listed on both the London Stock Exchange (DGE) and the New York Stock Exchange (DEO). For more information about Diageo, our people, our brands and performance, visit us at www.diageo.com. Visit Diageo’s global responsible drinking resource, www.DRINKiQ.com, for information, initiatives and ways to share best practice.

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ISCC launches ‘You Are Not Alone’ campaign to raise sickle cell awareness and support in Ghana

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The International Sickle Cell Centre (ISCC), a registered non-profit organization in Ghana, has launched the “You Are Not Alone Campaign” at the Tang Palace Hotel in Accra, on the 15th of June 2024. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness about Sickle Cell Disease (SCD), advocate for the swift implementation of policies which can help many Ghanaians living with SCD thrive, and provide medical, educational, and economic support to some vulnerable people living with the condition. (more…)

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The Mental Conditions Victims Suffer After a Car Accident

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In addition to physical and economic damage, car accident victims are known to suffer from mental health issues like depression and anxiety.

Filing claims for emotional losses caused by an accident can be complicated. Hiring a car accident attorney can help you ease the process to a great extent.

Mental health conditions victims suffer after a car accident

Mental health issues are often overlooked in car accidents. However, a high percentage of victims are known to suffer from several mental health conditions, including:

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  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Withdrawal from loved ones 
  • Feeling hopeless
  • Panic attacks

It can become challenging to readjust to regular life as victims may startle easily and have frequent flashbacks of the accident. This would prevent them from staying calm or being able to focus at work. 

Victims of accidents who suffer from mental health conditions are known to have a higher risk of suicide. There is also a high risk of them falling victim to substance abuse.

Victims may find it distressing to get into a car after the accident. This may last for weeks or months, depending on the person. It may be difficult for them to drive a car again making it difficult for them to get around.

They may also feel the need to avoid anything related to the accident in order to avoid reliving unpleasant memories. 

An incredible 32% of car accident victims reported experiencing PTSD. 17% reported experiencing symptoms of depression. 

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If left untreated, these symptoms can make life very difficult for survivors.

These factors also significantly increase the costs incurred by victims due to car accidents as they may have difficulty getting back to work or getting around, or their quality of life may be significantly impacted. 

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If you or someone you know is experiencing any of these symptoms, you should seek professional help. Treatment may involve counseling sessions, continuous monitoring, and support on how to deal with difficult emotions.

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Depending on the severity of the case, it may take a couple of months or a couple of years to recover from your trauma.

It is important to remember that mental health issues can be cured or managed with the aid of competent medical professionals.

Seeking damages

As someone who has suffered due to a car accident, you are entitled to compensation. Emotional damage falls under the non-economic damages of personal injury law.

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To be eligible for a claim, you are expected to provide proof of your distress, which may include doctor’s notes, prescriptions, and medical bills. 

Testimonies by your counselor or therapist may also be needed, hugely impacting your case. Personal recordings, like a journal detailing your experience with the accident, will also be helpful.

The amount of damage you are owed varies from state to state. Some states may place a cap on damages.

Remember that it’s normal to feel distressed after an accident. You are not alone in this, and several resources are available to help you cope with difficult symptoms. Don’t hesitate to reach out for help!

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Press Statement by World Animal Protection on G7 Summit New Focus on Africa’s Food Systems

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World Animal Protection welcomes the G7 Summit Presidency’s announcement to prioritize food security and sustainable food systems in Africa through the Apulia Food Systems Initiative. This commendable step presents an opportunity, to extend support to smallholder farmers, who are the backbone of agriculture across the continent.

This initiative aligns with the UAE Declaration on Sustainable Agriculture, Resilient Food Systems, and Climate Action signed by 159 countries at COP28, demonstrating a strong commitment to addressing the Food and Climate Nexus. We are encouraged that policymakers are increasingly recognizing the need for food systems transformation to combat climate change effectively in this critical decade. As temperatures rise and ecosystems falter, both animals and humans face increasingly dire consequences.

Smallholder farmers and their communities are on the frontlines of food production and are profoundly affected by the impacts of climate change, which exacerbates food insecurity. Therefore, while we celebrate this positive move, it is imperative that the Apulia Initiative is implemented with inclusivity and accountability at its core. Previous initiatives with similar intentions have fallen short, often leaving those they intended to help without tangible benefits. It is crucial that smallholder farmers are central to this initiative to ensure it addresses their needs and challenges effectively.

It is crucial this initiative improves food security and livelihoods in Africa. Supporting Africa’s agroecological practices and protecting its diverse ecosystems from further degradation is vital. Farming should not adopt industrialized models that could worsen health and environmental issues. Instead, sustainable practices must be prioritized to ensure long-term development and ecological balance.

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As G7 leaders convene in Italy this week, we are calling for urgent action towards building an equitable, humane, and sustainable food system:

The Director for Africa, Tennyson Williams while commenting on this new development said,

“The food crises in Africa must be addressed in tandem with the urgent challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss. These interconnected issues demand a coherent strategy that prioritizes sustainable agricultural practices and the preservation of natural ecosystems. By integrating climate resilience, animal welfare, and biodiversity conservation into food security initiatives, we can create a food system that not only nourishes populations but also safeguards the environment for future generations.

It is essential to adopt a holistic approach that supports agroecological methods, enhances ecosystem services, and mitigates the impacts of climate change, ensuring a thriving and resilient food system for Africa and the world.”

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Echoing these sentiments the Global Director of External Engagement, Kelly Dent added,

“The G7 must demonstrate the political will to address food system transformation and climate change, particularly as we approach COP30 in Brazil—a nation where the footprint of industrial animal agriculture has caused massive devastation. It is imperative that the G7 sets an example by committing to sustainable and equitable food systems, showing global leadership in tackling these critical issues.

The Apulia initiative in Africa must therefore prioritize transforming livestock production to reduce industrialization and antimicrobial use, to achieve a more sustainable and equitable food system, increasing access to diverse, nutrient-rich diets and build food justice and resilience for smallholder farmers.”

In conclusion, the Apulia Initiative has the potential to make a significant impact on food security and sustainable agriculture in Africa. By ensuring it is inclusive, transparent, and accountable, we can build a climate resilient, food-secure, and sustainable future.

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World Animal Protection stands ready to support this initiative and work collaboratively with the G7 Summit, African governments, African Civil Society Organizations, and other stakeholders to achieve these shared goals.

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A smartphone and a dream: Meet best friend influencers Gisela Amponsah and Ama Burland

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In the digital age, where social media reigns supreme and influencers seemingly rise overnight, Gisela Amponsah and Princess Ama Burland stand out not just for their individual success, but for the unbreakable bond of friendship that has propelled them forward. (more…)

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