Dubai, UAE, Dec 27, 2018 -- Al Manhal FZLLC (“Al Manhal”) and TechKnowledge FZLLC (“TechKnowledge”), two of the most innovative EdTech providers in the Middle East and North Africa, formalized their merger on October 1, 2018. The merged company will be privately held and operate under TechKnowledge General Trading LLC and the companies will combine business operations over the coming year. The merger creates one of the most comprehensive education technology and learning solutions providers in the industry. Mohamad Al Baghdadi, the co-founder and CEO of Al Manhal and TechKnowledge has been named as CEO of the merged company and Rany Al Baghdadi, the co-founder and President of TechKnowledge and Director of Al Manhal, has been named as President. Both Mohamad and Rany will work together with management to ensure a smooth and successful transition to a single company. After the merger, the company will have headquarters in Dubai with a significant office presence in Amman, Cairo, Riyadh, Ankara, Istanbul and Oxford. “We are very excited to bring together our two operating companies,” said CEO Mohamad Al Baghdadi “The combination of Al Manhal’s software development and electronic publishing expertise and TechKnowledge’s extensive sales, training and distribution infrastructure creates unparalleled value for our suppliers, partners and customers.” Over the past 15 years, Al Manhal and TechKnowledge have enabled over 2500 libraries and 3 million students to benefit from digital learning resources. The new merged company, with 130 employees across the region, will continue to drive EdTech innovation and provide its customers with world-class levels of support. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Virtualized 4G Open RAN to enable fast wireless broadband to citizens and businesses NASHUA, N.H. 31 October 2018 –– Parallel Wireless, Inc., a leader in providing end-to-end open network connecting solutions - 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G – today announced a partnership with the Telesol 4G brand, the fastest LTE network in Ghana. Parallel Wireless makes deployments as easy and as cost-effective as Wi-Fi and will use its services to connect citizens and businesses in Ghana with 4G wireless services. African countries face severe constraints in the development of even the fixed-line infrastructure. However, African countries also have the opportunity to leapfrog the development of fixed-networks, into new technologies such as 4G/LTE with its massive potential for communication and data transmission that will benefit developing economies. The competition in the telecom industry in Africa has, however, intensified, making service providers searching for innovative strategies, reduce deployment and maintenance costs, just to survive. This is a problem in and of, itself. The solution? A unique low cost, low foot-print and virtualized multi-technology solution that helps to deliver coverage to these areas, by making deployments easy and affordable to install, maintain and to upgrade to any future technology without any additional hardware. In other words, Parallel Wireless. What makes the Parallel Wireless Open RAN solution unique? • Carrier-grade base station Converged Wireless System (CWS) connecting to any available today or tomorrow backhaul. • The all-in-one compact CWS maximizes data and voice coverage for superior quality of experience for Telesol 4G end users. • With the CWS not requiring substantial power nor cooling cabinets or servers, it makes it the most power-efficient solution on the market available today. • HetNet Gateway (HNG) – a 2G/3G/4G/5G Wi-Fi gateway + security gateway to configure, optimize, and automate network and to provide seamless . . .
https://youtu.be/pkTUOXYAVy0 Organisations with strong induction programmes have more productive, enthusiastic and committed employees (as well as significantly less turnover within the first 6 months). Because we believe induction is so important, we've created a smart online induction package that makes it easy for organisations to provide a great induction experience. No Set Up Fees,Easy To Use,Ready-to-go Now,No Lock in Contracts,Learning Management System (LMS) included. To get yours... talk to us about getting your organisation Induction module started today. From: John Maidza CLICK HERE to submit a Video Press Release to MyPR. . . .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=uqNyUpEBLAc A Ugandan Afro multi-time award winning Singer/Songwriter Athen Lyre is set to premier his brand new music video for "Parakata". The Visuals were shot by best leading visual company in South Africa currently "ROKEM4EVA" with two expert African Directors Nicom Muza & PixitFab. On a press interview with Athen Lyre, a Ugandan “South African based” Afro Singer Songwriter. He said, "I don't want to talk much about my music video, let's just wait for the day of its release and everything will explain itself to my fans seeing it". He continued to explain what the word Parakata meant, and he said, it is a Mexican word used to describe your lover. Athen Lyre, is known for his Afro Beat sound popularly termed as Nigerian sound in Uganda. He defended the genre of music he does, saying it's us people who give away genre to country, but music is music, it doesn't have a permanent country it comes from. On additional to that the Best South African Ugandan Artist concluded saying my music video (PARAKATA) will be dropping out on the 25th which is his birthday and it's going to be played on worldwide platforms. From: Athen Lyre CLICK HERE to submit a Video Press Release to MyPR. . . .
2018 marks the 50th year of Independence for Mauritius. Technically the Independence day falls on the 12th of March but the country has decided to celebrate it throughout the year by organizing year long activities for all the citizens and tourists. The most awaited and upcoming event in Mauritius is the SBM KITE FESTIVAL. This festival is being organised by state bank of Mauritius for the first time and it is going to be one of the grandest events of the year. The kite festival is being organised on 5th August from 9 A.M @ La Prairie beach in Port Blair. The kite festival is mainly aimed at focusing on reviewing the traditional game and getting together young and old generation to enjoy the joyous art of kite flying. They have also organized several kite flying competitions with prizes up to 50000 Mauritius dollars for the winners. We at FLY360 feel privileged to have been invited as kite flying experts from India to make the kite festival more exciting and interactive. Our team will be flying some of the most unusual and magnificent kites specially designed by our kite designers and also there will be a kite making session by our President Mr. Ashok Shah which will be very useful for all those who want to make their own kites and get to know the detailing and technicalities of kite making. So here is to all the Mauritians and tourists who are going to visit Mauritius during the above date don’t miss this opportunity to be the part of magnificent and spectacular kite festival. Be a part of the independence day celebrations and lets showcase the new way of freedom through kites. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
July 17 2018: Ajman Media City Free Zone, a world-class free zone hub for the creative, media and entertainment industry announces a range of customer-friendly cost effective packages for the potential business owners. • Customer friendly and cost-effective package to set up a new business in the free zone • An easy and convenient process to own a business in the United Arab Emirates • World class infrastructure hub focuses on SME and entrepreneurs H E Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of Ajman Media City Free Zone said ahead of the official launch of the free zone: “Globally, entrepreneurs and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are widely considered to be vital to national economies. We are committed to support the small and mid size business investors and offer easy easy and cost effective services which will help this sector and also boost UAE’s rankings in global business destination list. AMCFZ is developed as a customer friendly, helping and making the emirate of Ajman an international economic centre for investors and businesses, in line with the “Ajman 2021” vision. No deposit mandate offers big incentive to new business owners The Chairman announced a landmark decision to abolish all the security deposits related to visa process for new companies which set-up their base in Ajman Media City Free Zone . He said: “We want the new business owners to receive significant cost advantage and make it easier for them to set up a new business in UAE. This decision is one of the several advantages we offer to support the creative, media and entertainment industry.” Promoting “ease of Business” for potential investors Another USP of AMCFZ is the culture to promote and ensure “ease of business” for every potential investor. We have identified key issues a potential investor faces when setting up a new business such as the cost of doing business, set-up costs, the regulatory requirements, and their expectations such as the . . .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oN7V2xWGu_I&t=2s Stafford Global has been providing Online Distance Education programmes in different streams for 25 years. We now recruit students not only from the Middle East, North America, and Eastern Europe but also in Africa! By expanding our territorial reach to cover 4 continents, we became a trul global provider of quality Distance Learning and Online Education. We partnered with Edinburgh Napier University - one of Scotland’s largest universities, ranked in the top 5% of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and have a 95% graduate employability rate; to provide busy working professionals the opportunity to increase the prospects and enhance their careers. Visit us at: https://www.africa.staffordglobal.org/ From: Anu Sam CLICK HERE to submit a Video Press Release to MyPR. . . .
Earlier this year, it was widely reported that Zambia had passed a statutory ruling which instructed firms (affecting mostly Mining), to transport at least 30% of their heavy and bulk freight volumes by rail. To place this into perspective, it is estimated that only 5% of the total freight moved in Zambia occurs via rail, the remaining 95% is transported by road. The announcement came as a shock to many, with much criticism on the practical execution. The Zambian Chamber of Mines was among the most vocal critics, re-affirmed by the concerns of many other bulk traders, calling the move “retrogressive” and “unworkable”. Given that Zambia is largely a commodity driven economy, the “penalty” on bulk commodities is considered contrarian to growth. Furthermore, the Chamber’s negative assertions about the bill were based on notions that Zambia’s rail infrastructure is sub-par, inaccessible, unreliable, unscheduled and, therefore, is unfit to absorb greater market share of the freight transportation volumes. With innovation and growth, many industries have moved away from traditional “old-school” ways of work. Rail is definitely one of the oldest modes around, and many do not view it in a good light. We need convenience, instant “on-demand” offerings with quick turnarounds. These “needs” have fueled (excuse the pun) the growth of road freight to the detriment of rail over the years, with a self-fulfilling prophecy. As more freight opted for road, systematically rail freight reduced. With this conversion, lower utilization of rail networks led to lower income and rail operators (mostly government owned and operated) were unable to reinvest, rehabilitate or enhance networks in many instances (amongst other excuses). As budgets got tighter operators also increased rail tariffs (against economic competitive logic), which of course, further threatened freight away from rail. This conundrum added with poor service delivery, has marred the African rail industry with a . . .
AVANI Maseru Hotel in Lesotho has opened its doors after an extensive R25 million rejuvenation that included a refurbishment of all 105 hotel rooms, the hotel’s water supply and reticulation, public areas and restaurant. Completed in just six months, the project has revitalized one of Maseru’s most popular destinations for city residents, business travelers and tourists. Each of the hotel’s rooms and suites were upgraded, including a complete redesign of the bathrooms, including showers, toilets and vanities, and each room has new sliding doors, opening out onto spectacular views. LED lighting throughout the rooms is environment-friendly as well as imbuing each space with crisp and clear light. New flooring in the rooms offers a luxurious link for its soft furnishings, while new 42-inch wall-mounted flat-panel TVs make sure that digital entertainment is within easy reach. Digital telephones complete the rooms’ technology upgrade. The hotel has expanded its WiFi offering too, which will make working at the hotel seamless for business travelers. The restaurant, Mohokhare, offers a buffet feast of African delights and international favourites, as well as a wide range of vegetarian options. Guests can relax into the fresh new furnishings and relish the views of the verdant Caledon Valley while they tuck into the sumptuous array of flavorsome dishes. The hotel’s conferencing venue benefited from new carpets and ceilings, refreshing this popular space to welcome delegates from near and far, and providing the perfect modern backdrop for weddings and other special celebrations. Team members at AVANI Maseru Hotel have undergone a series of training programmes, improving the hotel’s service offering in synchrony with its refurbishment, equipping the 99 local team members with lifelong skills to grow their careers in hospitality. “Guests expect comfortable accommodation, good, honest food with local flavours, and places and spaces to do business well. . . .