Absen Launches New Generation Rental Display ‘PL Lite’ Series

SHENZHEN, China, Oct. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Absen, a leading global LED provider, recently launched PL Lite, a new generation of rental product for indoor and outdoor applications. The PL Lite was first unveiled at LED China, the world’s preeminent LED exhibition, where visitors had the opportunity to experience the product first-hand, and which resulted in orders of over 2,000 sqm from visitors to the Absen booth.https://prnewswire2-a.akamaihd.net/p/1893751/sp/189375100/thumbnail/entry_id/1_48bl96ug/def_height/400/def_width/400/version/100011/type/1

Engineered to deliver the best balance of visual performance, ease of use, flexibility and reliability with an excellent price-to-performance ratio, PL Lite is available in four pixel pitches: 2.5, 2.9, 3.9 and 4.8. The PL Lite is currently available in APAC and Latin America.

Designed for simple operation, the PL Lite series features 9kg-12.5kg lightweight panels and an industry-leading vertical auto-lock system, enabling a quick and easy installation, regardless of screen size. This mechanical advance is coupled with the unique Platform design, meaning modules, components and accessories for all available pixel pitch products can be used on the same frame, and customers do not need to stock all types, reducing cost. PL Lite also features front and rear service, and has a quick swappable power box, allowing tool-free service in seconds.

To meet the requirement of design flexibilities, Absen developed a proprietary Side-Lock curve system. PL Lite provides -7.5 to +10 degrees curve, hanging bars and the Universal Stacking System, in addition to the lightweight panels. Optimized for extra-large outdoor LED display applications, it features a variant panel of 500*1000mm for P3.9 and P4.8, twice the standard size of 500mm*500mm but 20% lighter than conventional panels.

Absen PL Lite boasts a 110% NTSC color gamut and more than 7000:1 high contrast and delivers extraordinary visual performance. Adopting a robust new cabinet frame with IP65/54 water-proof design and special edge protection, it is a perfect all-weather rental solution for a wide range of applications from outdoor concert touring and festivals to corporate events, car shows, government activities, summits and exhibition stands.

About Absen:

Absen is an award-winning provider of LED display solutions, which are used for a wide range of indoor, outdoor and rental applications. As the number 1 exporter of LED displays in China for nine consecutive years, Absen’s products are deployed in over 120 countries around the world.

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Forum discusses practical solutions to Africa’s development challenges

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By Kester Kenn Klomegah, GNA’s Moscow Bureau Chief

MOSCOW, Russia� Samia Yaba Nkrumah, a Ghanaian political figure, has held discussions with Deputy Russian Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanove on how to strengthen peace and security in Africa.

The pair also talked about deepening the friendship and economic cooperation between Ghana and Russia.

This was on the sidelines of the Rhodes Dialogue of Civilizations Forum, which brought together politicians, former leaders, researchers and captains of industry from across the world.

Samia, according to a press release obtained by the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Moscow, participated in three panel discussions: Economic inequality and democracy: are they compatible?, Human in the third Industrial Revolution: to thrive or to survive? and Engaging Africa in dialogue: towards a harmonious development of the continent.

The third plenary session aimed at identifying specifically African countries’ priorities, issues holding them back and whether competition between the West and Asia could benefit Africa or a more collaborative effort was needed.

The speakers agreed that the international community works with African countries as they face the challenges of security and development. And today, Africa appears as the chessboard of multi-faceted power struggles, including not only Western countries, but also Asian powers.

Samia participated in her capacity as the President of the Kwame Nkrumah Pan-Africa Centre (KNAC).

She is one of the founders of the charity group, Africa Must Unite, which has been promoting her late father’s vision of a peaceful Africa.

She was the first woman Chairperson of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), – a major political party in Ghana.

In January 2016, she contested alongside three other candidates to be the CPP’s flag bearer and presidential candidate for the 2016 general elections but lost out, coming second to Ivor Greenstreet.

She has been very active promoting women’s rights in politics.

The Dialogue of Civilizations Forum, with a strong African presence, led by former Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan, and headlining a diverse array of high-profile international speakers to discuss and seek practical solutions to major global challenges being faced today, was held from October 5-6, in Rhodes, Greece.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Government urged to prioritise investment in mental health

Accra- Dr Owen Laws Kaluwa, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Country Representative, has called on the Government to develop and strengthen evidence-based programmes to address the mental health needs of young people.

He urged the Government to put in place deliberate interventions, with the support of national policy-makers and programme managers, to prioritise and advocate for funding to finance the mental needs of the country, with special emphasis on adolescents and young people.

Dr Kaluwa made the call on Monday at a press launch of the 2018 Mental Health Week, which was organised by the Mental Health Authority (MHA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and WHO, in Accra.

The weeklong event, on the theme: Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World, seeks to draw attention to the importance of mental health, with particular focus on adolescent and young people, and create the platform for education, awareness and advocacy.

Dr Kaluwa described mental health as a complex social issue that could not be addressed by government alone or any single institution, as it went beyond health, to include sectors such as education and local government.

He said it was also fundamental to the overall health and for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and Universal Health Coverage.

Dr Kaluwa said statistics show that half of all mental health globally began by the age 14, but most cases go undetected and untreated, and in the African Region, it was estimated that five per cent of the population, aged 15 years, suffered from a mental disorder.

Depression was the third leading cause of ill-health among adolescents, with suicide being the second leading cause of death among those aged 15 to 29 years, he said.

He said the harmful use of alcohol and illicit drugs among adolescents contributed to risky behaviours such as violence, unsafe sex and dangerous driving.

Also, children and adolescents with mental health disorders often faced stigma and limited access to healthcare and education, in violation of their human rights, he said.

Dr Kaluwa said the WHO had developed tools to support parents, caregivers and teachers to build life skills of children and adolescents, to help them cope with everyday challenges.

He recommended continuous training for primary healthcare workers to enable them to detect and manage common mental health problems in community settings.

He called for strengthened collaborations among stakeholders to build mental health resilience from an early age to help prevent the mental distress and illnesses among adolescents and young adults and to manage recovery.

Dr Pinaman Appau, the Executive Secretary of the Accra Psychiatric Hospital, said although the Mental Health fraternity in Ghana had worked hard to create awareness, increase advocacy and educate the public, it failed to prioritise mental health or investment in young people.

The MHA has, however, developed and embarked on a medium to long term development plan and was poised to bring on board all resources required for the effective and efficient implementation of projects designed in the strategy and called for the Mental Health Fund to be made functional.

We need to get the Mental Health Fund up and running and conclude the conversation of having the NHIS cover mental healthcare in the nation, Dr Appau said.

She said the unavailability of such in the NHIS had kept greater proportion of the youth who required mental healthcare from accessing such care, making them to suffer in silence, leading to complications in their otherwise mild conditions, which could have easily been treated and managed.

The lack of the necessary Legislative Instrument (LI) to back the Mental Health Law since its passage in 2012 had affected its smooth implementation to help navigate the problems that had plagued patients’ care.

Dr Appau said the MHA was addressing the issue of stigmatisation and discrimination against psychiatric patients by placing emphasis on community care rather than institutional care, and ensuring that mental health care was seen as any other illness for which patients could walk into health facilities for care.

She said the programmes outlined for the celebrations include public lecture, appearances on various media platforms, a health walk, outreach screening programmes, and Open Day at all Mental Health facilities for public interactions.

Dr Appau appealed to the media to intensify advocacy, public education and awareness to help eliminate the stigma and discrimination against persons with mental health challenges.

She said it was society’s responsibility to educate the youth on how to cope with the stresses of life and deal with everyday issues such as peer influence, alcoholism and substance abuse.

She said they must be guided and mentored as they grow up to understand themselves and the world around them.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Cedar Mountain Chapel organises free health screening for communities

Accra The Cedar Mountain Chapel Assemblies of God Church, East Legon Branch, at the weekend organised a free health screening and medication exercise for squatters around East Legon, Okponglo and surrounding communities.

The medical outreach, which was part of the Church’s Eighth Anniversary Celebration, provided general health screening on glucose levels and health disorders including malaria, gastro enteritis, skin infections, and malnutrition for the people.

An eye screening was also organised for the squatters who were provided with free spectacles to help correct their eye defects.

Reverend Dr Stephen Yenusom Wengam, the Lead Pastor of the Church, said the exercise involved the screening of 2000 squatters.

He said the Church, apart from preaching the gospel, often organised programmes to support the needy, through which it could win more souls for Christ.

He the female members of the Church, on Mothers’ Day, distributed food items to about 550 squatters in East Legon and its surrounding communities while the males distributed 300 mosquito nets and blankets to families on Fathers’ Day.

Rev. Dr Wengam said the Church had declared 2018 a ‘Year of Kindness,’ hence the health screening and other community support activities.

Dr Nana Ama Mireku-Gyimah, a Pharmacist with the Church, told the Ghana News Agency that free medications, including antacids for stomach pain, antibiotics for infections, analgesics for pain, multivitamins and blood tonics for anaemia, and antimalarial drugs were given to the participants.

She said the health disorder that topped the list was respiratory tract infection suspected to be caused by the climate and gastro conditions, skin infections and high blood pressure.

She said the exercise targeted adults and children who had challenging health concerns.

Dr Mireku-Gyimah urged the public to be cautious with medication intake explaining that every drug was a potential poison and the manner in which one takes it would determine its efficacy.

The best way to take care of one’s self is to eat well, exercise well, rest well and do the will of God, she said.

Mr Abraham Aguriba, a Secretary of the Church’s Board, said the exercise formed part of the Five-year Strategic Plan of the Church, focused on recommissioning its mandate, which required members to move out and preach the gospel.

As a church we are blessed with more than 20 medical personnel including doctors, pharmacists, nurses and lab technicians. So we decided to use that opportunity to achieve the goal of the Strategic Plan, he said.

Mr Aguriba said the Church, last month, held a de-warming exercise for more than 1000 children, which was funded through contributions by members.

Through the vehicle of evangelism, the Church provides various forms of support to the public by paying entry fees of cars at toll booths, fares of passengers in commercial vehicles, meals of people at restaurants, services at barbering shops, and fuel purchased at filling stations.

The Bible says we should reach out to people by all means possible, so whichever way we can reach out to the people, we do that.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Auditor – General begins payroll and personnel verification audit

Accra- The Auditor General is to embark on a Nation-wide Payroll and Personnel Verification Audit of Government of Ghana Payroll with effect from October 9, this year.

The Nation-wide special audit is in line with section 16 of the Audit Service Act, 2000 (Act584), a statement signed by Mr George Swanzy Winful, Deputy General, Deputy Auditor-General and made available to the Ghana News Agency in Accra on Monday stated.

According to the Auditor-General, the exercise would start from October 9 to 16 in the Upper East Region whilst a mop up exercise for the region would start from October 17 to 23. Time table for other regions would be announced later.

The Special Audit would take-off in the Northern Region from October 10 to 17; and a mop up exercise from October 18 to 24.

According to the statement all Government employees in the two Regions must prepare for the exercise.

All employees must avail themselves for the exercise and to come along with Biometric Registration Form, SSNIT Biometric Card (original Card), Payslip (recent), Appointment Letter (original plus photocopy), recent promotion or upgrade letter (original plus photocopy), and all academic certificates (original plus photocopy).

According to the statement, Nurses, Midwife and Doctors must provide in addition, Valid PIN from their respective Councils and at least two of the following identification cards: Voter’s ID, Passport, Driver’s License, or National Health Insurance Scheme.

According to the statement, employees on leave must provide approval letter for study leave with pay or without pay (original and copy of approval letter and completed bond forms).

Gazette or affidavit for change of name, contract renewal letters for pupil teachers or contract employees and other relevant documents relating to your employment.

Source: Ghana News Agency