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Tech professionals: 5 best companies for remote work opportunities

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For typical freelance tech professionals, remote work opportunities are a thing to be cherished. Being able to secure well paying gigs that give you the flexibility of working from the comfort of your home or office — from anywhere in the world, is a pleasant thing.

Data Engineers, DevOps, Product Managers, Software Developers UX Designers — and the like — are always on the lookout for good remote work opportunities. If you happen to find yourself in that situation, or know anyone like that then, stick around; there’s bound to be something here that would interest you.

Best companies for freelance tech professionals

This list is built with work flexibility in mind. Also, the companies are listed here based on the testimonials of people who have already worked with them, or are still engaged with them in a professional capacity, most of whom have used one employee time tracking app or the other.

AndelaAndela is a global technology company that builds distributed engineering teams with Africa’s top software engineers.
The Engineering-as-a-Service company began exploring operations in Africa with its team of over 1,200 software engineers, located in Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana and other countries in Africa, who help power the technology teams of more than 200 tech companies around the world including Viacom, BBC, Github, and Coursera.
Andela engineers join engineering teams of leading technology companies to help them build products quickly and cost-effectively.With no physical space, Andela Ghana is currently accepting applications for a number of software engineering positions.

AngelList

AngelList was started in 2010 for tech startups in need of seed funding. Since 2015, it has allowed startups to raise money, free of charge, from angel investors. This is a great place for people who would not mind working with companies in their early stages.

Crossover

If you’re looking to be employed with US standard hourly rates then, Crossover is the network you should be aiming to work with. Here’s a heads up: according to the testimonial of one successful candidate, the selection process can be a tough one.

So far, Crossover has nine Ghanaian professionals working with them and there are opportunities for more to get on board.

Gigster

Gigster seems to be the hub of top tier talent, hence their pay rates are quite good, and don’t change based on your location in the world. This platform with its teams of elite designers, developers and project managers provide software development on demand. Users can get their fixed price quote and development teams assembled within minutes.

Gigster prides itself in the fact that regardless of where you’re working from, it pays you San Francisco wages for work done.

Toptal

Toptal serves companies across industries, and is not limited to hardcore software development only. For freelance accountants, statisticians, and consultants, and people working in finance, to software engineers and designers for the automotive industry. Blockchain engineers and related freelance tech professionals are not excluded either.

SOURCE: jbklutse.com

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Tropics Groups Of Companies Presents Its 5th Annual Tropics Business Summit October 12-16


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The Tropics Group of Companies presents its 5th Annual TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT (TBS) which will take place virtually, from October 12-16, 2021. The theme for this year’s Summit, Accelerating the Transition to Circular Economy, will focus on eight key sectors for pan-African economies offering opportunities for investors in Finance and Capital Investment, Infrastructure, Energy, Agriculture, Consumer Products (FMCG), Sustainable Tourism, Telecommunications and Technology, linked to the economy including industrial ecology or the economy of functionality.

This four-day event draws on a multicultural community of investors seeking new markets’ opportunities, governments seeking to attract new investment, entrepreneurs/startups seeking capital investment or new ecosystems to help them thrive. The Summit will bring together a cross section of world class leaders, key global policy and decision makers, government officials, international investors, with ideas and insights to help formulate investment strategies, business leaders from all sectors at the forefront of global investment trends, investment offices, CEOs, heads of asset classes, small and medium business owners, influencers, innovators and senior investment staff directly or indirectly managing assets for institutional investor entities across Africa.

The digital format of the event will offer innovative content and feature 100+ virtual sessions, virtual deal room, marketplace and service providers, and a robust networking platform where Anglophone, Francophone, Lusophone, Hispanophone and Arabophone participants can make the connections they need to push their investments forward.

In addition to the four-day event, TBS will host two pitch competitions, before the Summit in October – Tropics Startups Pitch Competition on the 24th of September 2021 and the Tropics Women in Business Pitch-Day on the 25th of September 2021, both in search of the most promising startups where entrepreneurs will showcase their innovative products and solutions to global audience of major investors and industry leaders. Winners will be able to walk away with a chance to win over $800,000 in grant and cash prizes from financial institutions, investment companies, venture capitalists and institutional partners.

Venicia Guinot, Chairwoman and Executive Chair and Founder of Tropics Business Summit says, “This year’s summit will give participants access to valuable content, global exposure, and build relevant connections with the different actors of the innovation ecosystem. Our annual Summit is where strategic and deal-making gatherings of startup business angels, venture capital and innovation leaders from Africa, the Caribbean and around the globe meet.”

Tropics Business Summit (TBS) is an action and results-oriented business forum connecting 54 African countries to the rest of the world. The Summit takes place yearly in the month of October as a global, livestream event. It is a deal-making marketplace, where the summit organizers, along with their global partners, position the African continent as a key investment destination, forge new synergies and structure new deals that will help close the funding gap between Anglophone, Francophone, Lusophone and Arabophone markets. Businesses benefit from the opportunity to talk with representatives from Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), corporations, investors, incubators, business accelerators, trade commissioners, and more, receiving advice on market development and access to foreign emerging markets.

Register to watch the TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT at home or from work, free on the web; global viewers need to register at hello@tropicsbusinesssummit.com to book their virtual seats in advance. Alternatively, you can register at Eventbrite to TROPICS BUSINESS SUMMIT 2021

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Let’s talk about atonzo.com

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If you don’t know what it is, it’s a relatively new B2c online shopping app where people can advertise their products and services in few simple steps.

When I first heard about it, I thought it was just another usual online shopping App, except for me to find
out some outstanding features.

Fortunately, I managed to get access to the app and explored it over the weekend. I will say, it’s nowhere near what I expected it to be at all.

The best way I can describe the app is this: Atonzo is an app where you can basically advertise anything at all like electronics, fashion, properties, even job vacancies. And now, I can see why the platform has over 100 verified sellers in less that 6 months, since they launched it.

They took the concept of B2C shopping platforms (i.e. jij, tonaton and olx) and brought it to a whole new level. Even though there’s no Ios app Yet, as far as I know, the android app was released september 2021.

Personally, I can see it a great alternative to tonaton, jiji and olx. I’m not sure if I can say the same for other platforms. But, one thing is for sure, it seems like a great way to market your business, which’ll lead to more revenue and customers.

Now some other interesting things i found about this app is it allows you to post unlimited ads for free with little or no restrictions. the app gives you a direct integrated whats app button so that you can easily reach product owners
directly without having to save their numbers first before whatsapping them.

So far so good i can say its one of the fastest and simplest online shopping site i have used so far. After all that i made contact with the site owner,  Daniel Agblo, in my conversation with him he told me atonzo is a step ahead with combating fraudulent activities engaging in recent time online shopping cases. Apparently the site verifies sellers in an unusual way, registered sellers are made to verify their identities on a video call and some other interesting ways, he mentioned.

He continued by saying ,online marketing companies like atonzo.com play a crucial role in helping businesses boost their branding and sales online. Nowadays without some online marketing, a business is not going to be achieving its full potential because so much is done online. You reach more customers, it reaches beyond local marketing to global proportions and it helps keep you relevant in your industry when there is likely a lot of competition.

Downlaod the atonzo app via link[ https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.appatonzo.atonzo ]

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HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i: The must-have earphones for your ultimate entertainment

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Are you looking for a pair of new wireless earphones with high quality sound, super long battery life, impressive active noise cancellation, fast charging, and one that comes with a chic design? Huawei has exactly what your heart desires – introducing the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4iearphones with high quality sound, longest battery life and active noise cancellation.

 

HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i – Honey Red

 

Listen to your music with high quality sound

Huawei’s newest earphones are designed for the young, active city dwellers who enjoy listening to their music a bit more than everyone else does. Speaking of music, the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i comes with a 10mm dynamic driver with well-balanced performance, ensuring sharp sound and high quality no matter the kind of audio. The HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i are expertly tuned for music, they subtly balance instrumental and vocal audio frequencies making these pair a great companion for all sorts of music lovers.

 

Rapid charging with long battery life

What is the point of wireless earphones if they cannot be charged swiftly or if their batteries run out of power every now and then? Another problem avoided with the HUAWE FreeBuds 4i, more charging speeds equals more operational time. The HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i can offer 10 hours of continuous music playback or 6.5 hours of voice call on a full charge. Together with the charging case, it could achieve up to 22 hours of music playback or 14 hours of voice call. Moreover, these earphones can provide 4 hours of audio playback with just a quick 10-minutes coffee break charge. Additionally, the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i supports fast charging to address any concerns about low battery. Thanks to its fast-charge and impressive battery life, you no longer need to worry about the battery level when you are out or rush back home just to charge your earphones.

 

Isolate yourself from unwanted noise

Listening to your favourite tunes when in noisy places could be a challenge, we know. Talking to your superior over the phone when in crowded areas can also be difficult sometimes, thankfully the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i addresses these issues. The HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i actively cancels out noise to provide you with immersive audio, regardless of where you are. Moreover, the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i comes with an Awareness mode to stay aware of your surroundings and communicate clearly with those around you without having to take off the earphones.

Your calls are also clear, thanks to the multiple technologies used by the HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i including the emission of “inverted soundwave”, supported by two external microphones for accurate sound pickup. It also comes with a unique anti-wind design, which can effectively improve wind noise cancellation for greater call clarity.

 

A chic and dapper design

Since you are probably going to be wearing earphones a lot, you do not only need them to provide you with high quality sound but you also need them to be sleek and stylish. The HUAWEI FreeBuds 4i comes in three colourways: Ceramic White, Carbon Black and Red, they are also lightweight fitting the ear canal and ultimately making them comfortable to wear all-day long.

Buy the Huawei Freebuds 4i now for GHS429 and get a free gift in the Huawei Back To School Promo. Available at the Huawei Experience Store Accra Mall and Accredited Retail Stores.

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How to Mail Order Cannabis at your Doorstep today

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Marijuana consumption is typically believed to be harmful to health around the world. However, the fact that it provides various health benefits might take you by shock. 

This article will discuss some of the medical benefits that marijuana has to offer. For further information, check out buy weed online from HighGlowCo. Canada

A Brief History of Marijuana

To get started, let’s travel back to 2737 BC. History says that the first direct reference was discovered in China. The Chinese emperor Shen Nung’s writings were the home to this reference. Cannabis was first employed for psychoactive compounds. 

Over the course, its use traveled from China to India then to North America. It eventually ended up in Europe in 500 AD. The United States Pharmacopeia recognized weed from 1850 to 1942. It was employed for treating various medical conditions like nausea, labor pain, pain, and rheumatism. 

THC, an active element of marijuana, was synthesized in 1966 to make it more medically acceptable. Finally, the US FDA approved it in 1985. 

The Medicine Institute of the United States of America discovered the therapeutic qualities of cannabis in some medical illnesses such as chemotherapy-induced nausea and AIDS-related wasting. It was found in a 1999 project funded by the US government.

Since 1999 various types of research have been conducted to prove that smoked weed has pain-relieving properties. The first-ever state to legalize marijuana in 1996 for the medical purpose was California. Nowadays, nearly all states have some form of medical cannabis laws. 

Marijuana’s Health Benefits

You will be surprised to learn why numerous studies were performed on marijuana. Here is a list of some medical benefits provided by marijuana. 

  • Delays and Stops Cancer Cell Proliferation

Cannabidiol has been discovered to have the potential to halt cancer by switching off a gene known as Id-1. CBD was first identified in 2007 as having the ability to suppress disease from developing.

Cancer cells were treated with cannabidiol by the researchers when they had a massive concentration of Id-1. The cells had lower Id-1 activity and were less vigorous instigators as a result of the study. However, it was discovered that cannabis effectively slows tumor progression in the nervous system, breast, and lungs.

  • Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention

The primary element in marijuana, THC, helps to reduce the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. THC reduces the creation of amyloid plaques by inhibiting the enzyme that produces them. These deposits damage brain cells, possibly resulting in Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Glaucoma Treatment

Glaucoma causes the pressure inside the eyeballs to rise, harming the optic nerve, leading to visual loss. Weed can also be employed to treat the disease. Marijuana, as per the National Eye Institute, decreases intraocular pressure, which can forestall blindness.

  • Aid for Crohn’s disease

Weed may aid in the treatment of Crohn’s disease. Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory gastrointestinal illness that causes symptoms such as discomfort, vomiting, diarrhea, and weight loss. Cannabis THC appears to aid in the management of microorganisms and gastrointestinal activity in the gut.

 

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No matter your age, there is an online game for everyone

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My wife recently spoke to me about getting some video games for our three-year old son to play on his tablet. She had seen how the children of her colleagues play various games on their smartphones and tablets, so enthusiastically. Nathan is used to playing a lot of education videos and games on his tablets but my wife felt it was perhaps time to try something new like Candy Crush Saga or Temple Run although these games are recommended for age 10 plus.

 

I have also observed keenly, how video games excite children, so I agreed it would be a great option for Nathan as well. I still remember my earliest encounters with video games. I always wanted to have a video game for myself but my parents denied me during my primary school days. My father said it would distract me from my studies.  So, I usually played the likes of Super Mario Bros and Sonic the Hedgehog in school on my friends’ Nitendo Gameboy. The Iconic Tetris console was of course a favorite for me too, back in the day.

 

I remember when our neighbors got an Atari video game console; I was always in their living room at any opportunity I got to play Pacman and other games (I don’t even remember them now, but I think it included Contra). Then, finally my cousins visited Ghana from the USA with a Sega Genesis in the 1990s. This introduced me to games like Power Rangers, Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter.

 

Then in the 2000’s I got my first computer so started installing programs that allowed me to play a variety of games on the desktop. When I got my first laptop in my university days, it was the era of the Internet and so I explored a number of games online. But after the university, I had not played a video or computer game until recently when I was looking for options for Nathan.

 

I came across plays.org, which brought back a lot of the good old memories I have with video games. It stocks a number of free browser-based online games. There are hundreds of free games across various genres including arcade classics, cartoon games, comic games, education, solitaire, sports games, pinball and more. All games are unblocked free HTML games which you can play directly in your web browser with no app downloads.

 

One thing I have noticed is how computer games have now turned into intriguing storylines, filled with extraordinary graphics, inspiring characters, and elements of realistic approach towards gameplay setting, and overall production design.  But when I really looked through the options onsite, I knew deep within me that the true essence of computer games has never changed.

 

I tried my hands on Break the Worm, which is a players’ favorite on the website. This is a classic ‘beat em up’ game where Finn is trapped in a nightmare on a quest through 3 worlds, to defeat a worm. He gains unique magical powers in each world. The game is easy to play and there is a full guide on how to play it even before you start, from how to hit and block punches to how to swerve the worms and other adversaries that come your way. My favorite is using the special moves to kill them faster or easier.

I am not one for reading guidelines so I went straight into it punching may way through it all, and discovering new tricks as I went along.  I kicked off with level one, ‘Ice Kingdom’. Here, the opposition was largely easy to defeat worms, and some robot-like machines. I fairly aced it in a matter of time, with no failure. Just as most combat games, I was able to pick up items that boosted my lost energy due to the hits I received, as well as extra lifelines along the line.

quick tips pop on screen on how to play the game

quick tips pop on screen on how to play the game

Level two, ‘Dad’s Dungeon’, was slightly more difficult but after some few failures I managed to ace it and moved on to the third level,  ‘Candy Kingdom’. As sweet as the name sounds, I haven’t been able to complete the level yet, although I tried over ten times on my first day.

I haven’t given up yet on ‘Candy Kingdom’ because thankfully, I get the option to continue from where I left off anytime I go on plays.org and choose Break the Worm.  So I will try it again when I have some more time on my hand.

According to details on the website, beating the game unlocks a second harder version of the game called Nightmare Mode. I will surely keep trying to see what the nightmare mode has waiting for me.

 

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How to clean parquet floors?

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Parquet flooring is very durable and reliable, and because it is very economical, most of the houses have parquet flooring in some areas. Parquet flooring can be used in any type of room. These factors make it very famous, but with some benefits, there are also some disadvantages of using it. For example, cleaning parquet flooring is very difficult because dirt and debris get stuck in the space where two parquet flooring pieces are joined together. So, it becomes challenging for us to clean parquet floors without damaging the flooring pieces. However, by following this helpful guide, you will know how to clean parquet floors. In this article, we will discuss that in detail.

 

  1. Vacuum the floor:

 

Vacuuming the floor is the most effective way to get rid of unwanted dust particles. Although parquet flooring is very durable, sometimes it cracks. So, dirt starts gathering in those cracks, and it becomes overwhelming for us to remove it. In that situation, vacuum cleaning will help a lot. It will remove all the dust particles from the cracks and even from the gaps between the flooring. So, do vacuum cleaning at least twice a week if your family is large, but for small families, vacuum cleaning once a week is perfect.

 

  1. Sweeping:

 

Regular sweeping is also very important. We know that it will not remove stains, and it will not remove stuck dust, but sweeping removes the excessive dirt particles, which, to a large extent, prevent the particles from getting into the flooring. It is known that once the dust particles get in the flooring, then they cannot be removed easily. So, it is a good practice to sweep several times a day, and you cannot do that; make sure you sweep at least 1-3 times.

 

  1. Mopping:

 

Mopping after vacuuming is the most effective way to clean the parquet floors. The reason it is behind vacuuming is that vacuuming the floor does not include the use of water. On the other hand, mopping will be done by using water. Most of the parquet floors are not waterproof. Use of water in small amounts will not be detrimental, but mopping parquet floors every day may damage the flooring. So, you should mop the floor, but not more than once every two weeks. If thorough cleaning is required, or you are trying to remove any stain, then mopping is perfect for such situations.

 

Conclusion:

 

It can be hard for you to clean parquet flooring, but our guide will help you a lot. As vacuum cleaners cause no damage to the parquet floors, you should do it as much as possible to prevent the debris from getting into the cracks and gaps. One thing to keep in mind is that you would have to clean your floor every day, or else it becomes very difficult to clean it.

 

 

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