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South African Tourism announces new Chief Executive Officer

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SA TOURISM ACEO MS NOMBULELO GULIWE

Following a comprehensive recruitment process, the Board of South African Tourism is happy to announce that Nombulelo Guliwe CA (SA) has accepted our offer for her to serve as CEO of South African Tourism on a five-year contract.

Ms Guliwe, 37, is a qualified Chartered Accountant and member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. She became the first black female and youngest SA Tourism Chief Financial Officer in 2019.

Ms Guliwe, is currently the Acting CEO and Interim Chief Financial Officer and brings a wealth of knowledge having served in various leadership roles throughout her career including Chief Financial Officer at SA Tourism since August 2019. Prior to this, she had been with SA Tourism for 8 years.

For further information, contact:
Thandiwe Mathibela at South African Tourism
Tel: +27 11 895-3177
Email: thandiwe@southafrica.net OR mediaq@southafrica.net
Website www.southafrica.net

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Western Regional Minister Commends GEXIM For “Western Weekend Market”

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The Western Regional Minister and Member of Parliament for Takoradi, Honorable Kwabena Okyere Darko – Mensah has commended the Board and Management of the Ghana Export – Import Bank (GEXIM) for organizing a special edition of its popular Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Fair dubbed, Tuesday Market, in the Western Region.

Dubbed the “Western Weekend Market”, the fair took place at the Takoradi Mall, from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th May 2024 at the Takoradi Mall, between 8am and 10pm daily. The fair provided a platform for Ghanaian entrepreneurs across the Western and neighboring regions to showcase their various top-quality and uniquely packaged Made-In-Ghana products.

 Honorable Kwabena Okyere Darko – Mensah participated in the fair on Saturday 18th May 2024. Supported by the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of GEXIM, responsible for Banking, Ms. Rosemary Beryl Archer, the Minister inspected the Made-In-Ghana products being exhibited and took time to engage the vendors to get an insight into their business operations and products.

Speaking to the media after the event, Honorable Darko – Mensah congratulated GEXIM for the initiative to support SMEs to scale up and harness their export potential. Very impressed with the unique and amazing products being exhibited, the Minister urged the Bank to continue organizing more fairs in the region to benefit the growing entrepreneurs in the Western region.

“It is exciting and refreshing to be seeing these uniquely packaged products here today and most importantly, knowing there were products by Ghanaians and most of them produced in the Western region. I am very impressed with the work that has gone into organizing this amazing fair and I wish to commend the Ghana Export – Import Bank for this great initiative in addition to all the great things the Bank is doing for and with Ghanaian entrepreneurs across the country.

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I must say it is the way to go as it contributes towards economic development and the creation of jobs for Ghanaians. With this initiative and others, we are on our way to achieving the Government of Ghana’s industrialization agenda. We will urge GEXIM to continue with the fair in the Western region and the SME Clinic to help build the capacity of SMEs in the region and beyond”, he stated.

On her part, Ms. Rosemary Beryl Archer expressed the Bank’s appreciation to the Minister and all stakeholders who made the “Western Weekend Market” a success. She further highlighted the significance of developing the Ghanaian SME sector and the important contribution entrepreneurs can make to economic development when they are empowered and supported to become more efficient.

I am happy we have all these SMEs here today and they are being promoted both locally and internationally to be patronized. We cannot belittle the crucial role of SMEs in the national development agenda, witnessing the sector’s important contribution to the economic transformation of several countries globally, where it accounts for over 50% of private output.

We have had some great feedback from the vendors which indicates how the fair has broadened their knowledge base from engagement with their colleagues from other regions. We are looking at sending some of the SMEs from the Western Region to our SME fairs in other regions to get them aligned with what their colleagues in other regions are doing”, she added

On the sidelines of the “Western Weekend Market”, the Bank organized a training programme for the SMEs, dubbed “SME Clinic”, on Saturday 18th May 2024 also at the Takoradi Mall. The “Western SME Clinic” is aimed at building the capacity of entrepreneurs, exploring solutions to challenges faced by Ghanaian businesses as well as identifying pragmatic approaches to assist SMEs to scale up and become more efficient in their operations.

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Under the theme “Growing Your Business And Export Financing”, the participants were taken through important elements of business development and growth as well as the export value chain. They were further enlightened on the concept of governance, risk and compliance in business management.

Nana Ekua Kodu II, the queen mother of the Esikado Traditional Area and multiple award winning Ghanaian musician, Kofi Kinaata were part of the dignitaries that participated in the “Western Weekend Market ”.

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Twellium Ghana, Under its Flagship Verna Changing Lives Initiative, Donates Medical Equipment to Health Facilities in Ghana

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In a significant effort to save newborn lives, Twellium Industrial Company Limited, the producers of Verna Mineral Water, has donated four incubators and four pieces of phototherapy equipment to some selected health centers across Ghana. This initiative, conducted in partnership with the Ghana Medical Association, aims to address the shortage of essential medical equipment at birthing centers. The donation event took place on Tuesday May 21, 2024, at the Ghana Medical Association Center in Korle Bu, Accra. 

Ali Ajami, Marketing Director for Twellium Industries, emphasized the company’s commitment to making a substantial impact on child mortality rates in Ghana. “Child mortality is a matter of great concern to everyone, and Verna is always ready to support various medical facilities through our partner, the Ghana Medical Association. We are grateful for the support Ghanaians have shown to Verna Mineral Water. Through our Changing Lives campaign, we aim to improve the lives of more Ghanaians, especially those facing financial challenges,” Yehowada stated. He encouraged continued patronage of Verna products, noting that a portion of each purchase supports vital causes such as this one.IMG 7088

Dr. Ahmed A. Mensah, Chairman of the Ghana Medical Association’s Greater Accra Division, expressed gratitude for Verna Water’s support. He highlighted that this donation is part of an ongoing commitment from Verna, noting that last year the company also donated four incubators and four phototherapy equipment. These were distributed to eight hospitals across the country: Dominase SDA Hospital (CHAG) and Bekwai Municipal Hospital in the Ashanti Region, Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital in the Western Region, Hohoe District Hospital in the Oti Region, Ga West District Hospital in Amasaman, Ewim Polyclinic in the Central Region, Tamale West Hospital, and Sunyani Municipal Hospital. Dr. Mensah called on other institutions to follow Verna’s example in giving back to society.

Twellium’s social responsibility initiatives extend beyond medical equipment donations. In July 2022, the company constructed a canteen, a drainage system, and a fence wall at the Kaneshie Polyclinic. 

Additionally, through the Changing Lives campaign, Twellium covered the medical expenses for Rhoda Akorfa Senyegbe, who required surgery for a large left atrial myxoma at the National Cardiothoracic Centre, paying the cedi equivalent of $7,000, equivalent to GHC101, 500 for her treatment.

Twellium Industrial Company Ltd. continues to demonstrate its commitment to enhancing healthcare delivery in Ghana through sustained support and impactful donations, reinforcing its role as a vital partner in the nation’s health sector.

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Amid Record-Breaking Heatwaves, Arizona Homeowners Rely on Expert AC Installations to Keep Their Homes Cool and Comfortable

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As Arizona grapples with relentless heatwaves, homeowners across the state are increasingly turning to expert air conditioning (AC) installations to maintain comfort and safety. With temperatures soaring to unprecedented levels, reaching and often exceeding 115 degrees Fahrenheit, the demand for reliable and efficient cooling systems has never been higher. This surge in demand underscores the critical role of HVAC professionals in ensuring residents can weather the scorching summer months.

Record-Breaking Heatwaves

The summer of 2024 has set new records for heat in Arizona, with the Phoenix metropolitan area experiencing consecutive days of extreme high temperature. This persistent heat, driven by rising global temperatures, has significantly strained existing cooling systems, many of which need help to cope with the increased load. As a result, HVAC companies are reporting a sharp rise in service calls and new installation requests.

Rising Demand for Modern AC Units

John Martinez, owner of Cool Breeze HVAC Solutions in Phoenix, notes a substantial uptick in business. ‘We’ve seen a 40% increase in installation requests compared to last year. People are realizing that their old units just can’t keep up with this kind of heat,’ he said. As a new AC installer, ‘Our priority is to ensure every home we service can stay cool and safe, no matter how high the mercury climbs.

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Modern AC units are more efficient and environmentally friendly than their older counterparts. These new systems utilize advanced technology to provide consistent cooling while consuming less energy, which is crucial given the increased power usage during heat waves. Many homeowners are opting for high-efficiency models that not only cool more effectively but also reduce electricity bills and environmental impact.

Health and Safety Concerns

The installation of new AC units is not just a matter of comfort but also a critical health concern. Prolonged exposure to extreme heat can lead to serious health issues such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke, particularly among vulnerable populations like the elderly and those with pre-existing health conditions. Ensuring that homes have reliable cooling systems is essential for preventing heat-related illnesses.

Importance of Regular Maintenance

HVAC professionals emphasize the importance of regular maintenance to keep AC units running efficiently. Routine checks and timely repairs can prevent sudden breakdowns during peak usage times. Homeowners are advised to schedule pre-summer inspections to ensure their systems are in optimal condition.

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Energy Efficiency Tips

In addition to installations and repairs, many companies are offering tips to help homeowners maximize their cooling systems’ efficiency. Recommendations include using programmable thermostats, sealing leaks around windows and doors, and using ceiling fans to circulate air. These measures can help reduce the load on AC units and maintain a cooler indoor environment.

New AC Installer Options

New AC installer services, such as those provided by Morehart AC (https://morehartac.com/air-conditioning/ac-installation/), offer Comprehensive and Fair Solution for homeowners looking to upgrade their cooling systems. These services ensure that installations are performed correctly and efficiently, helping homeowners achieve optimal performance from their new units.

Conclusion

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As climate change continues to drive up temperatures, the reliance on effective cooling solutions is likely to grow. Arizona’s experience serves as a stark reminder of the challenges posed by extreme weather and the vital role of technology in adapting to these changes. For homeowners, investing in modern, efficient air conditioning systems is a practical step toward ensuring comfort and safety amid the sweltering heat.

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A digital marketing company will get your business results

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Hiring a digital marketing company in Australia may seem daunting, especially if you are a startup or a small business with one or two employees. 

Perhaps you’re not sure if you need to hire a whole agency to help you, or maybe you’re focused on trying to grow other parts of your business.

Engaging a digital marketing company will help you grow your business and bring you the results you want – whether that’s an increase in sales leads, an improvement to your SEO ranking in Google’s search results, a reduction in your paid search spend or an improvement your customer ranking – hiring a digital agency will give you the tools to get there. 

Be prepared before you engage a digital marketing company 

When you’re considering engaging a digital marketing agency in Australia, there are a few key things to be prepared for – having an idea or understanding of these things will make sure that you get the best out of the digital marketing company: 

  • Understand what problems you’d like to solve – it’s the digital marketing company’s job to tell you how they can help. 
  • Know how much money you have to spend – that way the digital marketing company can tailor their response. 
  • Who have you got in your company to support this process – you may need a dedicated staff member one day a week to give the digital marketing company what they need. 
  • Get an understanding of basic digital marketing principles – so you can get straight to solutions with the digital marketing company you work with. 

Do your research on your preferred digital marketing companies  

Before you approach a company, spend some time on their website and social media channels to understand: 

  • How long they have been in the business: For example Blurn a digital marketing agency in Australia has been in the business for almost two decades, and their experience is your success. 
  • Who the business’ clients are and how they have helped them: identify if the company have helped similar businesses to yours, and read their client testimonials, like these success stories at Blurn
  • Spend time on their social media channels: if you are hiring a digital marketing agency, their social media and website should reflect their expertise. 

How a digital marketing company will get you results  

When you decide to engage a digital marketing company they will have the expertise and tools to deliver innovative marketing strategies that are tailored to your business. A digital marketing agency might:

  • Improve your on and off-page SEO. 
  • Develop a targeted social media, eDM or SMS campaign for your products.
  • Redesign your website to enhance usability, and create a strategy for content creation moving forward. 
  • Create an overall digital strategy for your brand and support its implementation. 

This is just a handful of tactics that a digital marketing company will use to get your business to where you want it to be online and in the real world.

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Call Us: +1 (315) 400-6890

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6 Reasons You May Need to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney

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In our daily lives, accidents can happen at any time, like personal injuries such as car accidents, product liability, workplace injuries, medical malpractice, slip-and-fall, and wrongful death cases.

Personal injury claims surged by an estimated 97% in 2019. That statistic alone shows the significance of a personal injury attorney when accidents happen. 

 

According to Riverside personal injury lawyer, Sanjay Sobti, you need to prove negligence on the part of another party for causing the damages in order to recover damages. When faced with personal injuries, legal support can be a lot easier than handling it on your own. Legal professionals can help you throughout your personal injury claims, offering support and expertise based on your unique situation.

Car Accidents

 

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If a car accident results in injuries, hiring a personal injury attorney can help you through the legal process and seek the compensation you are owed. An experienced attorney will assist you in gathering evidence, negotiating with insurance companies, and representing your best interests in court if necessary. 

 

They understand the complexities of car accident cases and can help you determine the full extent of damages you’re entitled to, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. A personal injury attorney can handle communication with insurance companies on your behalf, protect your rights, and ensure that you aren’t taken advantage of during settlement negotiations.

 

Ann Arbor personal injury lawyers mentioned that a competent attorney can determine the best course of action based on the specifics of your case, whether it be pursuing a settlement or taking the matter to court. With the help of a skilled attorney, you can increase your chances of receiving fair compensation for your injuries and losses caused by the car accident. 

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Medical Malpractice

 

Medical malpractice happens when a healthcare provider deviates from the accepted standard of care, resulting in harm to the patient. These cases are inherently complex and challenging to handle alone, making it essential to have legal representation.

 

A personal injury attorney specializing in medical malpractice can help you gather evidence, work on the finer details of the legal procedures, and negotiate with insurance companies for you. They’ve got the expertise to assess your case, determine liability, and seek fair compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Workplace Injuries

 

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For workplace injuries, especially when seeking proper compensation and protection of your rights. It’s best to hire a personal injury attorney to help you understand your legal options and have a guarantee that you’ll receive the compensation you deserve. A knowledgeable attorney can guide you through the complex process of filing a workers’ compensation claim, making sure you meet all deadlines and requirements—increasing your chances of success.

 

A personal injury attorney can also assist you in cases where a third party may be liable for your workplace injury. If a defective product or someone not employed by your company caused your injury, you may have a personal injury claim against that party. Your attorney will investigate the circumstances of your injury and determine the best course of action to pursue maximum compensation.

Slip and Fall Incidents

 

Slip-and-fall incidents can happen unexpectedly and result in injuries that may require legal assistance to seek compensation. Whether you slip on a wet floor in a grocery store, trip on a broken staircase in an apartment building, or fall on uneven pavement in a parking lot, these incidents can lead to serious injuries such as broken bones, sprains, or head trauma. In such cases, the scene of the accident has to be documented, you have to seek medical attention, and you should consider consulting a personal injury attorney.

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A skilled attorney can help determine if negligence played a role in your slip-and-fall incident. Property owners have a duty to maintain safe premises for visitors, and if their negligence contributed to your accident, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. 

Product Liability Claims

 

Product liability claims arise when a product is found to be defective or dangerous, leading to injury or harm to the consumer. Manufacturers, distributors, and retailers can be held responsible for ensuring that the products they provide are safe for consumer use. If you’ve been injured due to a faulty product, a personal injury attorney can help you throughout the legal process to seek compensation for your damages.

 

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Product liability cases can involve issues like design defects, manufacturing defects, or inadequate warnings about potential dangers associated with the product. Your attorney will work to gather evidence, assess the extent of your damages, and negotiate with the responsible parties to secure a fair settlement. 

Wrongful Death Cases

 

When someone’s death is caused by the negligence or misconduct of another party, a wrongful death claim can be filed. These cases often arise from car accidents, medical malpractice, workplace accidents, or defective products.

 

To pursue a wrongful death case, you may need to hire a personal injury attorney who specializes in handling these sensitive matters. The attorney will guide you through the legal process, help gather evidence to establish liability, and seek compensation for the losses incurred due to the loved one’s death. Damages in wrongful death cases can include medical expenses, funeral costs, lost income, and the emotional suffering experienced by the surviving family members. Seeking legal advice for a wrongful death case has to be done quickly because there are specific time limits for these claims to be filed.

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Conclusion

 

Hiring a personal injury attorney can greatly benefit you if you have been involved in a car accident, experienced medical malpractice, suffered a workplace injury, had a slip and fall incident, encountered a product liability claim, or are dealing with a wrongful death case.

By seeking legal help, you can have your rights protected, receive fair compensation, and deal with the complex legal process better—making a difference to your case outcome.



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4 Steps to Find the Right DUI Lawyer in Jacksonville, Florida

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According to Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle, there were roughly 5,232 DUI cases in Florida and that’s a serious number. A DUI charge in Jacksonville, Florida, can be frightening because the consequences could impact your freedom, income, and future. In these tough times, it’s more important than ever to find the right DUI lawyer.

 

But how can you fight against these charges, and how will you know if you are picking the right lawyer for you? Finding the right DUI lawyer is important when facing these charges, as they can affect you both financially and personally. But how much does a DUI cost?

 

While the cost depends on the severity of your offenses, the right lawyer can help you with that. In this article, we’ll explain the four steps you can take to choose the best lawyer. By following these, you can make your search easier and improve your likelihood of finding the legal help you need.

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Assess Your Legal Needs

 

Assess your legal needs by evaluating the specifics of your DUI case to determine the level of expertise required from a lawyer. Consider the circumstances surrounding your arrest, such as your blood alcohol level, any property damage or injuries involved, and whether this is your first or repeated offense. These details will help you measure how difficult your case is and the potential consequences you might face.

 

Reflect on your comfort level with legal processes and terminologies. A DUI lawyer from Jacksonville, FL says you need a lawyer who can explain things clearly and guide you through each step so that you won’t feel overwhelmed by the legal system. More importantly by hiring a lawyer you’re saving yourself from committing an error that might affect your case. If you’re familiar with legal proceedings and want a lawyer who will focus on building a strong defense strategy, you should seek someone with a proven track record in handling DUI cases.

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Research Potential Attorneys

 

Start by looking into the attorneys’ backgrounds, experience, and track records in handling DUI cases. Check if they have good standing with the Florida Bar Association and if they have any disciplinary history. Read reviews and testimonials from past clients to gauge their reputation and success rate.

 

Utilize online resources such as legal directories, lawyer websites, and review platforms to gather as much information as possible about the attorneys you’re considering. Look for any specializations or certifications in DUI defense to make sure they have the expertise needed for your case.

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Schedule Consultations

 

Consider consulting the attorneys you have researched to discuss your DUI case in Jacksonville, Florida. Consultations can be a great way to find the right DUI lawyer and it can help for your specific need. During these meetings, you’ll have the opportunity to meet the attorneys in person, ask them questions about their experience and approach to DUI cases, and assess if you feel comfortable working with them.

 

When reaching out to schedule consultations, be prepared to provide some basic information about your case, such as the date of your arrest, the charges you’re facing, and any other pertinent details. This will help the attorneys better understand your situation and provide more tailored advice during the consultation.

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It is recommended to schedule consultations with multiple attorneys to compare their expertise, communication style, and overall fit with your needs. By meeting with different lawyers, you can narrow down your options and make a more informed decision about who you want to represent you in your DUI case.

 

Evaluate Experience and Fit

 

Look for a specialized lawyer in DUI cases who has a successful track record of representing clients in similar situations. Experience matters greatly in DUI cases, as the laws and procedures can be complicated and vary by state. A lawyer familiar with the local Jacksonville courts and who has experience handling DUI cases can handle the legal system more effectively on your behalf.

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Consider the fit between you and the lawyer. Communication is key in legal matters, so make sure that you feel comfortable discussing your case with the lawyer. Trust your instincts during the initial consultation; if you feel understood and supported, it could be a good fit.

 

A DUI case can be stressful, so having a lawyer who isn’t only experienced but is also someone you can communicate effectively with can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case.

 

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Conclusion

 

These four steps are just your guide to choosing the perfect lawyer who is an expert in DUI laws. But still, trust your instincts and choose a lawyer who you feel confident and comfortable working with. With the right attorney by your side, you can handle the legal process with peace of mind.



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