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Vodafone’s Healthline returns with touching rescue of a road accident victim

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health lineVodafone Ghana’s award winning TV show, Healthline returns to the screens last weekend with the touching story of Nadia, the victim of a horrific road traffic accident who needed help to pay her medical bills and get a prosthetic leg.  Healthline is a TV show developed and produced by Vodafone in response to the need for credible and reliable health information to the Ghanaian people.  The show asks people to text in questions about their health concerns and this information is used to build the content of the show with a panel of doctors answering these concerns.  The first season was an unprecedented success and prompted the team at Vodafone to work hard to make the second season bigger and better. The forty-five minute programme now includes two new segments, the ‘kids’ corner’ and the ‘treatment room’ in addition to the regular ‘staying healthy’ and ‘sex talk’ segments.  The introduction of ‘Kids’ corner’ was in response the need to discuss health issues that affect children and how best it can be prevented.  The ‘treatment room’ focuses on bringing to life the answers to some questions posed to the panel of doctors and gives practical demonstrations of simple health tips.  The doctors will address many health issues and topics such as Hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, pregnancy, cancer, heart and cardiac conditions, body pain, sex and reproductive health, sickle cell and infectious diseases. Head of Corporate Communications at Vodafone, Carmen Bruce-Annan explained the motive behind the addition of new segments in this year’s edition. ‘Our introduction of the kids segment is to focus on health issues that are pertinent to kids, and to educate us all on how to better manage them.  We have also added a ‘treatment room’ segment that will practically teach viewers how to perform simple health exercises. This year’s edition is an all inclusive one and we believe it will cater for everyone in the family’.  She added that ‘as a brand that is passionate about health, we want to empower Ghanaians to take control of their health and lead healthier lives.  We are convinced, given last year’s huge impact, that this year’s with its new segments, will contribute to healthier lifestyles for Ghanaians”. The second part of the show continues to change the lives of people who need life-saving or life changing surgeries but cannot afford it.  The maiden episode of Healthline season 2 featured the story of 14 year old Nadia Owusuaa who went through the traumatic amputation of her left leg as a result of an accident which occurred on her way to school. The horrific accident in Kumasi made headline news in the newspapers and changed the lives of Nadia and her family forever.  Nadia’s story is a true demonstration of how fragile life and lifestyles can be and how quickly it can be taken from us. The revolutionary health TV program shows on Sundays and Wednesdays, starting this Sunday 5 August on TV3 from 5.00 – 6.00pm, GTV from 8.30 – 9.30pm, and on eTV and Top TV from 8.00 – 9.00pm and repeated on Wednesdays on Metro TV and Crystal TV from 8.30 to 9.30pm.  ]]>

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This can DESTROY your YouTube channel

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Promolta has helped over 100,000 creators since 2012 and we know what works and what doesn’t work on YouTube.

Here are the 4 biggest things which can destroy or significantly slow down your YouTube channel.

1. Self doubt

Once self doubt creeps in, it can destroy your confidence. You might start to doubt all of your creative decisions and even hold back on some videos.

The key is to be extremely confident … even if you’re not. To feel like your videos are EPIC and like viewers will LOVE what you create. This confidence actually comes through on the screen and viewers will feel it.

2. Listening to the wrong people

The best person to listen to is YOU. Too many other people will have their own self serving interests and motives. Thus, listen to YOURSELF. Pay attention to what your instincts are telling you to do and what type of videos to create.

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3. Not releasing enough content

The more videos you release, the faster you will grow. This happens because YouTube will have a lot more content which it can recommend and show in search results.

For example if a viewer watched 1 of your videos, then YouTube can push MANY other videos to that same person and others like him. This gets you more views and more subs. Thus, try to release a lot of content but make sure not to let your quality suffer.

4. Sticking to low performers

People who are not performing at your level will hold you back. You need everyone involved to be an A player. From the videographer to the editor and to whoever else is on your team.

What happens is LOW performers deliver mediocre work and your content does not reach its full potential. Thus, you end up growing much slower because you stick to low performers. Make sure the people on your team are great at what they do, and if not, replace them.

Promolta is always here if you need a slight viral push. We would get your videos seen on blogs, games, apps, and websites. This way a lot more people will discover your content.

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REPORT: Dulcie Boateng’s Porials Pitch leads to arrests over ‘unregistered products’

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Dulcie Boateng, an avid Snapchat user often referred to as the ‘Queen of Snapchat,’ had some of her partners arrested by the police on Saturday, April 20, 2024.

Dulcie had organized an informal sales event dubbed the Porials Pitch around the Accra Mall area leading to heavy vehicular traffic on the Achimota to Accra Mall stretch of the N1 Highway.

According to a source close to the group that triggered the arrests, most of the products that were on sale at the fair were not duly registered by relevant state agencies.

The source revealed that about a dozen of the organizers were picked up by police in collaboration with the Pharmacy Council of Ghana and the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA).

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Dulcie was among an initial group of suspects the police team held upon arrival at the event, but when they went to get other key members, she disappeared from the bus.

Some of the items seized by the police included boric acid suppository, bootyzone butt enlargement, weight gain syrups, flat tummy potion and soaps among others.

GhanaWeb is also reliably informed that the arrested persons were sent to the Accra Central Police Station where their statements were taken before being released to report later to the station.

Some of the charges they are likely to face include selling unapproved soaps and flat tummy potions and advertising products that are not approved by the FDA.

The initial charge is in breach of the Health Professionals Regulatory Bodies Act, 2013 while the latter is a breach of FDA regulations on advertisement of unregistered products.

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Videos of the event have widely been shared on social media with Dulcie getting praise for the massive attendance recorded.

 

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Open letter to customers from Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline

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To all our valued customers,

This week has been one of the toughest for Emirates operationally, as record storms hit the United Arab Emirates.

I would like to offer our most sincere apologies to every customer who has had their travel plans disrupted during this time.

On Tuesday 16 April, the UAE experienced its highest rainfall in 75 years. Lashing storm winds and rain disrupted activity across the cities. Our 24/7 hub in Dubai remained open, with flight movements reduced for safety, but flooded roads impeded the ability of our customers, pilots, cabin crew, and airport employees to reach the airport, and also the movement of essential supplies like meals and other flight amenities.

We diverted dozens of flights to avoid the worst of the weather on Tuesday, and over the next 3 days we had to cancel nearly 400 flights and delay many more, as our hub operations remained challenged by staffing and supply shortages.

We were clear on our 2 priorities: Look after our customers who have been impacted by the disruption and get our operations back on schedule.

To free up resources and capacity to manage impacted customers as a priority, we had to suspend check-in for passengers departing Dubai, implement an embargo on ticket sales, and temporarily halt connecting passenger traffic from points across our network coming into Dubai.

We deployed additional resources to aid our airport and contact centre teams with rebooking and put on additional flights to destinations where we identified large numbers of displaced customers.

We sent over 100 employee volunteers to look after disrupted customers at Dubai Airport departures and in the transit area, prioritising medical cases, the elderly and other vulnerable travellers. To date, over 12,000 hotel rooms were secured to accommodate disrupted customers in Dubai, 250,000 meal vouchers have been issued, and more quantities of drinking water, blankets, and other amenities.

Behind the scenes, it was all hands-on deck for thousands more employees across the organisation to get our operations back on track.

As of this morning, Saturday 20 April, our regular flight schedules have been restored. Passengers previously stranded in the airport transit area have been rebooked and are enroute to their destinations. We have put together a taskforce to sort, reconcile, and deliver some 30,000 pieces of left-behind baggage to their owners.

It will take us some more days to clear the backlog of rebooked passengers and bags, and we ask for our customers’ patience and understanding.

We know our response has been far from perfect. We acknowledge and understand the frustration of our customers due to the congestion, lack of information, and confusion in the terminals. We acknowledge that the long queues and wait times have been unacceptable.

We take our commitment to our customers very seriously, and we have taken learnings from the last few days to make things right and improve our processes.

I’d like to also acknowledge and thank our teams across the airline, and our many suppliers and partners for their tireless efforts around the clock this week, despite the challenging conditions, to support customers, recover our network, and bring our operating schedule back to normal.

Finally, and once again, I want to offer, on behalf of myself, and all the teams across Emirates, our apologies to each and every customer affected by this disruption.

We will continue to work hard to live up to your expectations, and to our Fly Better brand promise.

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Payroll Outsourcing Strategies for Success

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Managing payroll efficiently is crucial for the success of any organisation. However, handling payroll in-house can be complex, time-consuming, and prone to errors. That’s where payroll outsourcing services in UK come in. Payroll outsourcing involves hiring a third-party provider to handle all aspects of payroll processing, from calculating wages to disbursing payments and filing taxes. This article will explore some effective strategies for successful payroll outsourcing.

Define Your Needs

Before outsourcing your payroll, it’s essential to define your organisation’s payroll requirements clearly. Consider factors such as the number of employees, pay frequency, benefits administration, and compliance requirements. Understanding your needs will help you choose the right outsourcing provider and ensure they can meet your specific requirements.

Research Potential Providers

Not all payroll outsourcing providers are created equal. Take the time to research potential providers thoroughly. Look for companies with experience in your industry, a track record of reliability, and positive client testimonials. Don’t hesitate to ask for references or case studies to gauge their level of expertise.

Evaluate Technology Solutions

Technology plays a crucial role in payroll outsourcing. Look for providers offering user-friendly payroll software with automated calculations, direct deposit options, and secure data storage. Additionally, consider whether the provider offers mobile access, which can benefit remote employees and managers.

Consider Compliance and Security

Compliance with tax laws and regulations regarding payroll processing is non-negotiable. Ensure that your chosen outsourcing provider stays up-to-date with changes in legislation and has robust security measures in place to protect sensitive employee data. A reputable provider should comply with industry standards such as SOC 1 and SOC 2 certifications.

Communicate Effectively

Clear communication is essential for successful payroll outsourcing. Establish a communication plan with your provider, including regular check-ins, reporting requirements, and protocols for addressing any issues or concerns. Ensure all stakeholders are informed about the outsourcing arrangement and understand their roles and responsibilities.

Monitor Performance Metrics

Track key performance indicators (KPIs) to evaluate the effectiveness of your payroll outsourcing arrangement. Some relevant metrics to monitor include accuracy rates, timeliness of payroll processing, compliance with deadlines, and customer satisfaction levels. Use this data to identify areas for improvement and make informed decisions about your outsourcing strategy.

Stay Flexible and Adapt

As your business evolves, your payroll needs may also change. Stay flexible and be prepared to adapt your outsourcing strategy accordingly. Whether it’s scaling up to accommodate growth or adjusting processes to address new regulatory requirements, choose a provider that can grow and evolve with your organisation.

Invest in Employee Training

While outsourcing payroll can streamline processes and reduce administrative burdens, it is essential that your internal team understands how to work effectively with the outsourcing provider. Invest in training programs to familiarise employees with the new payroll system, address concerns, and promote collaboration between internal staff and the outsourcing team.

Review Contracts Carefully 

Before finalising any agreements with a payroll agency, review the contract carefully to ensure that all terms and conditions are clearly defined and aligned with your expectations. Pay close attention to pricing structures, service level agreements, termination clauses, and data security provisions. Seek legal advice if necessary to ensure that your interests are protected.

Seek Feedback and Continuous Improvement


Finally, don’t overlook the importance of soliciting feedback from employees, managers, and other stakeholders regarding payroll outsourcing. Use this feedback to identify areas of strength and areas for improvement, and strive for continuous improvement in your payroll operations.

In conclusion, successful payroll outsourcing requires careful planning, effective communication, and ongoing collaboration between your organisation and the outsourcing provider. By following these strategies and choosing the right partner, you can streamline your payroll processes, improve accuracy and compliance, and focus on driving the success of your business.

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How Live Dealer Games Are Transforming Hugewin Casino

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Live dealer games are reshaping the landscape of online casinos, offering a blend of traditional gambling excitement and the convenience of digital play. At the forefront of this evolution is Hugewin Casino, a prominent online gambling platform known for its innovative approach and diverse gaming offerings.

This article delves into how Hugewin Casino is transforming through the integration of live dealer games, providing players with an immersive, real-time gaming experience that mirrors the atmosphere of physical casinos. By examining the technological advancements that make these games possible, their impact on player engagement and retention, and the future prospects of live dealer offerings, we’ll explore how Hugewin Casino is setting new standards in the online gambling industry. Through this lens, readers will gain insight into the growing appeal of live dealer games and how they are becoming a pivotal part of the modern casino experience.