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Facebook Is Redesigning Pages So It’s Easier To Interact With Local Businesses

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Today, Facebook announced a series of visual changes and feature tweaks to the layout of business pages on the mobile version of its social network to make them easier to interact with. For instance, if you’re looking at the page of a restaurant or hair salon, you can now easily book a reservation or appointment through Facebook from the page. The redesign, which will be different for each category of page, is starting with pages for restaurants, local services, and TV shows. Facebook plans to roll out custom designs to other types of pages in the near future.

In addition to those changes, Facebook is making its recommendations feature more prominent by adding crowdsourced recommendations directly to pages as substitutes to traditional reviews. First launched in the fall of 2016, recommendations is a way to poll your friends for cool spots to see, eat, and visit in unfamiliar places, typically when you’re on vacation.

Facebook wants the feature to expand beyond vacation polls to include recommendations for local businesses, too. So now, when you recommend a restaurant or local business to a friend, Facebook will encourage you to write a more robust version of that recommendation by requiring a minimum character count and letting you add photos. That will then be added as a review to that establishment’s Facebook page.

The last set of changes the company is announcing today includes an expansion of its jobs platform and the addition of a new “Local” section with bookmarked places for you to check out in your area. The job application tool is now available worldwide. (It was previously restricted to certain markets.) The local bookmarks is a feature borrowed from Facebook’s companion Local app, and the company is giving it more prominence in the main Facebook app as a way to encourage people to explore events and businesses in their neighborhood.

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KNUST Petroleum Engineering Students Visit Rigworld Training Centre.

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Final year students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) over the week paid a familiarization tour of the ultra-modern Rigworld Training Centre (RTC) located at Kejebil in the Ahanta West District of the Western Region.

The students, who were all from the Petroleum Engineering Department of the KNUST paid the visit to the training centre to expose them to hands-on practical knowledge and experience of safety training in the oil and gas as well as other areas within the extractive industry.

Senior Instructor at the RTC, Gina Donn observed the centre had invested heavily in building advanced simulators to provide realistic training focused on safety as well as building local capacity.

“We deliver more than textbook theory. RTC is an asset that would help increase safety and productivity in the extractive industry while building local capacity, skills and development, “she said.

Bismark Odame, Quality Health, Safety and Environmental Advisor at the RTC, who doubles as Health, Safety and Environment Instructor emphasized the centre had excelled in providing a wide-range of client focused safety training services and products to offshore and mining companies.

He said, “We plan and tailor training to the reality of the people we train. The company believes in constant development, improving its training and facilities all the time.”

Assistant Research Fellow at the Petroleum Engineering Department of the KNUST, Anthony Hammer explained the rationale for their visit.

“They are final year students and very soon they would go to the job market so they are embarking on the tour to be exposed to the other aspects or components which is the field work,” Hammer remarked.

He expressed satisfaction saying the purpose for their visit had been achieved as the students were exposed to the practical aspect of the theories they have been learning at school.

The KNUST Assistant Fellow stated, “They have learnt that before working in an offshore facility, you need to obtain the minimum safety standard from a certified organization. They have also been educated on other safety issues in the offshore oil and gas business.”

The Rigworld Training Centre, which is an indigenous Ghanaian company with International Standards Organization (ISO) 9001:2015 Oil and Gas accredited safety training centre offers safety training services to organizations in the offshore oil and gas industry.

The centre is fully equipped with advanced simulators, helipad and water survival training pool, medical centre, prime onsite accommodation, a restaurant and a fitness centre.

The RTC can boast of top international training experts with operational experience who had been selected to lead the programmes which also includes Lifting Competence Training.

Among the Health and Safety Environment (HSE) courses the centre offers include Basic Offshore Safety Induction Emergency Training (BOSIET), Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) and Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System.

The rest are National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) as well as Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). Enditem

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Source: News Ghana

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Renowned Tech Blogger Quick Vue Reviews The HUAWEI Y9

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Quick Vue Reviews The HUAWEI Y9

It’s that time of the year when consumers have shopping on their minds. The need for something new and different for oneself and for family and friends that also delivers great value for money.

When it comes to getting great advice for the choice technology products, there are many sources of advice but it’s important to get it from trustworthy and experienced sources. Quick Vue is a renowned for objective and reliable one.

After unboxing and testing the features of the spanking new handset, Quick Vue is convinced this is the best value for money mid-range smartphone ever.

Combining the power of quad-cameras, improved processing strength and a modern style outlook, the Y9 2019 is irresistible.

The Huawei Y9 2019 is the latest mid-range smartphone from the tech giant. After its launch on Thursday, 8 November a number of reviews have been done to ascertain the product effectiveness.

Let’s cut to the chase & check out Quick Vue’s review of the style and substance of the Huawei Y9

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MTN Ghana Gifts Customers With A Scratch-card Newbie This Xmas.

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MTN Ghana, the leading provider of telecommunications services who is a leader in technology and innovation has taken the lead again as they introduce a new scratch card.

The new introduction – the MTN Scratch cards is said to adopt the MTN illustration style to reflect their new Corporate brand Identity. It’s designed to capture our brighter live positioning as humans, which is done, through the environments, characters and objects we depict as a people.

The scenes on the card particularly showcase our world bathed in light. A world not always as it is but as it will be. Thus, through contemporary architecture and bright, saturated colour MTN demonstrates the benefits they offer in this modern connected world which touches nearly every aspect of their customers’ lives. The illustration style gives the opportunity to present these offerings in nearly every environment the customers are in – from marketplaces to high rise office towers, from city streets to family homes which are demonstrated in the GH¢2, 5, 10 & 20 respectively.

Again, the characters as seen depicts the traits of their brand personality – being bold, optimistic, exciting and fun. Which seeks to remind clientele saying, ”We are for everyone. We span across the length and breadth of Ghana.”

These illustrations embossed on the new cards exhibit MTN’s offerings and demonstrating how everyone can enjoy the benefits of a modern connected life. Objects such as devices, cars, laptops and screens only go to reflect our modern state of today. Thus the illustrations allows deploying our brand assets in ways that bring our oval, our colours and our brand personality to life.

So in sum, from a messaging point of view, the GH¢2 is used to articulate the value we offer as a business and amply captured in the copy: ‘There’s something for everyone. Dial *505# to choose from a wide range of value offers’. The GH¢5 denominated card allows us to pitch our digital proposition with the copy: ‘Live brighter. Visit mtnplay.com.gh where entertainment lives’. The GH¢10 card which depicts the marketplace allows us to entire digital payment narratives, a phenomenon amply embodied in the MTN MoMo value proposition and finally the GH¢20 card used to champion our data offering which can be accessed via *138#.

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Apple Fixes iCloud To Work Better With Windows 10 October Update

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Apple just updated iCloud for Windows to version 7.8.1 today, which seems to fix compatibility issues users were reporting between iCloud and Windows 10’s October Update, as spotted by 9to5Mac. For the past few weeks, users had been reporting seeing an error message and failed installations if they tried to upgrade iCloud for Windows on a Windows 10 machine running the October patch. Many users who already had iCloud prior to the update have encountered bugs such as trouble with syncing photos.

Microsoft and Apple quickly said they were working on a “compatible version” to fix the issues. Before today’s release, Microsoft had been blocking users from performing the October Update if it detected the older iCloud software installed. Apple also noted on its support page that iCloud for Windows was compatible with Microsoft Windows 7 through Windows 10’s April 2018 update, excluding the latest October Update. That support page has now been revised to reflect that iCloud should work fine on the latest version.

Source: The Verge

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