Expereo announces the grand opening of their new Center of Excellence in Dubai

Dubai Office – Raed and Irwin

Irwin Fouwels, Expereo CEO, and Raed Rached, Managing Director for Expereo Middle East.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Expereo, the leading global provider of managed Internet, SD-WAN, SASE, and Cloud Access solutions, announces the opening of their brand new state of the art 10,000 sq. ft Customer Support Excellence Center in Dubai, UAE.

The Center represents Expereo’s latest expansion of their presence in the UAE, complementing their global Customer Support presence in the Philippines and Buenos Aires, supported by expert Network Engineering Centers in the Netherlands, France, and USA. The latest UAE Center will house more than 100 talented experts from 18 different nationalities speaking 32 languages, ensuring a truly global customer experience and quality of service across Expereo’s global Internet and cloud access supplier base.

Boasting state-of-the-art IT infrastructure, Expereo’s latest Customer Support Excellence Center will operate fully cloud native with multilayered security controls. Expereo’s environmental and social responsibility program has been a key driver in the planning and design. Decommissioned technology and legacy IT equipment will be donated to educational institutions within the developing world. The new Center is designed to minimize energy consumption, eliminate single-use plastics, and improve employee well-being with state-of-the-art facilities and air quality management.

Commenting on Expereo’s latest growth in global presence, Irwin Fouwels, CEO says:

“As we grow our suite of cloud fabric connectivity solutions and global enterprises accelerate the transformation to internet-based networking, we are committed to providing world class and truly global support capabilities; from initial architecture design, to deployment and support. To do so we attract the best talent, and do so at scale. Over the last 18 months, we have adopted working-from-home policies balancing employee-wellness, customer experience and productivity. The addition of our new state-of-the-art UAE facilities will allow us to do so at scale, delivering on our ambition to provide an unrivaled customer experience.”

Raed Rached, Managing Director for Expereo Middle East says:

“The new Center of Excellence will harness talent in pursuit of maintaining our customers’ mission-critical infrastructure and cloud applications. This follows Expereo’s strategy to empower, adopt, monetize and rapidly accelerate our customers’ transition to a cloud-based ecosystem. The new center provides our customers with the ability to utilize next-generation connectivity and offers them unrivaled capabilities to prepare them for tomorrow’s challenges. I am deeply proud of the experts who have enabled Expereo to reshape and evolve the telco industry by positioning the customer experience at the heart of everything that we do.”

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Expereo is the leading provider of managed network solutions, including Global internet connectivity, SD-WAN, SASE and Cloud Acceleration services. Expereo is the trusted partner of 30% of Fortune 500 companies and powers enterprise and government sites worldwide, helping to enhance every business’ productivity with flexible and optimal Internet performance.

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Lactating Mothers asked to embrace breastfeeding for growth and development

Kwesimintsim (WR), August 9, GNA – Lactating Mothers have been advised to adhere to health experts prescription of six months exclusive breastfeeding since it was the best way to provide infants with the essential nutrients required for growth and development.

Madam Marian Mikem, a Senior Midwife at the Kwesimintsim Hospital in Takoradi, who made the call in an interview with the GNA to commemorate World Breastfeeding Week, hinted that breastmilk was extremely nutritious and healthy for babies and could help them develop healthy weight and also enhance the cognitive function of babies.

According to her, “the World Health Organisation (WHO) says breastmilk is the ideal food for infants as it is safe, clean and acts as babies’ first vaccine, thereby protecting them against many common childhood illnesses.”

She said the benefits of breastfeeding in babies were many and include helping to boost the immune system, lowering the infant mortality rate, lowering the risk of developing infections such as respiratory tract infections, diabetes, allergic diseases and childhood leukaemia.

Madam Mikem observed that breastfeeding was one of the most effective ways to ensure child health and survival and urged mothers to eat a healthy and balanced diet, especially foods that have a lot of fluids.

Touching on COVID-19 and breastfeeding, she noted that there was a lot of misinformation around breastfeeding and said transmission of active COVID-19 through breast milk and breastfeeding had not been detected to date hence there was no reason to avoid or stop breastfeeding.

She said the lactating mother with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 could breastfeed if they wish to do so by following few precautions as prescribed by the WHO before breastfeeding, such as washing their hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water.

Meanwhile, in case of unavailability of water, one could use a hand sanitiser with at least 60 per cent alcohol content and should always wear a mask during any contact with the baby, including breastfeeding.

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from August 1 to 7. This year, the theme for the breastfeeding week was, “Protect Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility”

Source: Ghana News Agency

Ghana-Global Old Students Awards to launch BOSS Awards on August 18

The Mobilizing Old Students for Educational Support (MOSES) Foundation Ghana, an advocacy organization mobilizing global old student’s front for educational support in Ghana is set to launch The 1st Ghana-Global Old Students Community Awards scheme dubbed the Best Old Students-School Awards (B.O.S.S AWARDS)

The B.O.S.S award’s launch is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, at the Miklin Hotel, East Legon, Accra, at 10: 00 am.

The premiere annual institutional multi-partnership initiative is not only to recognize Old Students’ contributions but also an advocacy platform to promote old students’ leadership commitment to supporting development in their respective Old Schools.

The historic launch is under the theme: Building Partnership for Mobilizing Old Students for Educational Support, A Universal Resource Base for sustainable Educational Development in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The Awards categories, which spans over old students’ personalities, Associations, Year Groups, and the old Schools, promises to be quite exciting in terms of bringing the global old students together and promoting development in schools.

As part of providing a common platform for the global old students’ community engagement towards supporting their respective schools:
I. A Globally-Competitive Digital Payment Platform for old students dubbed: OldstudentfundmeGhana has been developed to enable old students to have common access to mobilizing funding in support of their respective schools and a verifiable database of old students support records for BOSS Awards determination.

II. A subsidiary program of BOSS dubbed: Bridging Infrastructural Gap (B.I.G) has been adopted to enable participating Old Students groups and corresponding schools to utilize the Oldstudentfundme digital payment platform to mobilize funding from the global old students’ Community to bridge the infrastructural Gaps in 2nd cycle schools in the country.

The BOSS Awards scheme, described by pundits as Legendary, a masterpiece of genius and pioneering revolution to harness the institutional partnership potential of Old students for a sustainable contribution to educational development is set to make a major difference in mobilizing the global old students’ front towards addressing infrastructural challenges in 2nd cycles schools in Ghana.

Source: Ghana Web

Eite Club supports Aboadze -Abuesi JHS with computers

Aboadze (W/R),- Elite Club, a non-governmental organisation, has donated computers, laptops and accessories to the Aboadze-Abuesi Junior School in the Shama District of the Western Region, to help the students in the study of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

Dr Francis Otoo, a Senior Research Scientist of Radiation Protection Institute in the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) and President of the Club, said ICT and Science were indispensable in ensuring the socio- economic growth of every nation.

He said students needed to acquire the requisite skills and knowledge to become competitive.

He said one of the cardinal principles of the Club was to help build an ICT and Science Laboratory for the community to engender the interest of students to pursue science-related disciplines.

He said during the club’s visit to the school, it observed that lack of computers was hampering effective teaching and learning of ICT hence the donation.

He said the computers would help ensure good performance of the students and enhance effective and efficient administration of the school.

Dr Otoo appealed to companies to help build an ICT and Science Laboratory to benefit the students in the community.

Mr Kofi Sadick Baidoo, the Sales Engineer of Mantrac Limited and Secretary of the Club, said the donation of computers and printers to the school was geared towards helping to improve the academic performance of the school.

He said the purpose of the Club was to assist in the development of the Aboadze community through educational projects to help students pursue science-related programmes to become engineers, scientists, lab and computer technicians and biochemists in future.

He encouraged the students to develop keen interests in ICT and Science related courses.

Mr Emmanuel Avevor, Assembly Man for Aboadze, commended Elite Club for the donation and appealed for more support.

Mrs Vida Nana Bentum, Headteacher of Aboadze-Abuesi Primary and JHS, said the computers would help in the effective administration of the school and performance of students in the Examination.

She expressed appreciation to the club for the kind gesture and appealed to other benevolent philanthropists, especially old students in the District, to help build the ICT and Science Laboratory for the school.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Hsbands urged to support wives during breastfeeding

Tumu, (UWR), – Some nursing mothers at a forum in the Sissala East Municipality have appealed to men to give them utmost support to enable them properly breastfeed their babies.

They said unstable minds caused by quarrels and other forms of abuse from their spouses adversely affected lactating mothers’ ability to produce adequate breast milk to feed their babies.

“Nursing mothers require a total peace of mind to be able to produce adequate breast milk to feed their babies,” Madam Adisah Latif, a 43-year-old mother of four, said at the forum at the Mwanduanu community in the municipality at the weekend.

The Action for Sustainable Development (ASAUDEV), a Non-governmental Organisation (NGO), organised the forum under a Unicef and Ghana Health Service partnered project to increase demand for maternal healthcare services.

Pharmacists, Over the Counter (OTC) chemical sellers and health officials, among others from the Sissala East Municipality participated in the day’s forum, which was on the theme:

“Increasing Demand for Breastfeeding and Quality Care for Mothers and Newborns”.

Madam Latif said the abuse of breast-feeding mothers did not only affect their breast milk production but also affected their ability to properly breastfeed the babies.

Mr Osman Kanton, the Executive Director of ASUDEV, said the forum was also to create the avenue for the participants to discuss matters, relating to breast milk substitutes and to share issues from the communities and how they could cause a change in that regard.

Mr Saani Nyuasun, the Sissla East Municipal Disease Control Officer, who represented the Municipal Health Director, said exclusive breastfeeding could, among other things, provide the child with strong immunity to fight diseases and illnesses.

Mr Nyuasun added that exclusive breastfeeding also led to the proper brain development of the child, saying “If we want productivity to increase and the human race to exist, then proper breastfeeding is required.”

Mr Karim Nanyua, the Sissala East Municipal Chief Executive, commended ASUDEV for its good work in improving the health and wellbeing of the people.

He called for strong education on exclusive breastfeeding through continuous sensitisation, saying “take it further to the grassroots.”

Source: Ghana News Agency

Hsaacas Ladies return home after qualifying for Egypt

Takoradi, – Hasaacas Ladies FC have returned home to a rousing welcome by fans and industry players after emerging champions at the maiden Zone B of the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) Women’s Champions in Cote D’ Ivoire.

The Captain of the team, Janet Egyiri said their victory could be attributed to the massive support from fans especially.

She prayed for same support and prayers during the Egypt tournament.

Madam Adtain Nsiah Asare, the Chief Executive Officer of the Club expressed her profound gratitude to the executive, management and the playing body.

Mr. George Ansere, the Western Regional Director of the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) said he personally visited most training sessions of the team and was happy that their commitment had paid off.

He said the use of sports to promote tourism was key to the Ministry hence the partnership with the GFA.

The Hasaacas team received the nod to represent Ghana in the maiden CAF Women’s Champions League by Ghana Football Associations, (GFA).

The GFA settled on the Sekondi-based club after receiving a notification from the subcontinental football governing body, the West African Football Union – B (WAFU B) on submission of the name of the representing club by close of business, March 31, 2021.

Article 2 section 2.3 of the CAF Women’s Champions League 2021 Regulation permits the GFA Executive Council to decide on who represents Member Associations in the Champions League.

Hasaacas Ladies were champions of the GFA Normalization Special Competition, hence gaining the nod of the Association to play in the competition.

Sekondi Hasaacas Ladies FC is a professional women’s football club based in Sekondi Takoradi in the Western Region of Ghana.

The club features in the Ghana women’s Premier League The club was formed as a women’s club by Sekondi Hasaacas FC football management in 2003.

They are currently the most successful women’s club in Ghana after winning the Women’s League on 3 different occasions

Source: Ghana News Agency

Black Stars: Andre Ayew delighted with Al Sadd move ahead of 2022 World Cup in Qatar

Newly signed Al Sadd forward, Andre Ayew says he’s hoping Ghana book a qualification for the finals of the 2022 World Cup scheduled to be hosted in Qatar.

The 31-year-old, who is the captain for the Black Stars joined the Qatari giants on a two-year deal last month with an option to extend at the expiration of his Swansea City contract.

Speaking to the club website in an interview, Andre assessed the readiness of the Gulf country to host the world football showpiece after his first few weeks in the country.

According to him, it’s going to be a great tournament from preparations he has seen, and also the great infrastructure Qatar can boast of.

“From what I have seen, the preparations have been great. They’re top class,” the former West Ham forward reiterated.

“I think Qatar is more than ready for the World Cup. They have the stadiums, the training facilities and hotels. There is everything here for the World Cup to go perfectly.

“I know it’s going to be a great World Cup. I hope Ghana will be able to qualify and I will be able to play the World Cup at my home in Doha.”

Andre who has featured in the 2010 and 2014 World Cups for Ghana will be hoping to lead his country back into the tournament after missing out in the 2018 edition.

Ghana is drawn in Group G alongside South Africa, Ethiopia, and Zimbabwe. The Black Stars will take on Ethiopia in their first qualifier on September 1, 2021, and play away to South Africa four days later.

Source: Modern Ghana

Medeama SC in talks with Mas-Ud Didi Dramani to take up vacant coaching role – Reports

Ghana Premier League side, Medeama SC are in talks with veteran Ghanaian coach, Mas-Ud Didi Dramani to take up the coaching role at the club.

The Yellow and Mauve have dominated the local media for the wrong reasons after ending the 2020/21 football season trophyless.

Medeama lost the Premier League title to Hearts of Oak and exited the MTN FA Cup at the semifinal, losing to Hearts of Oak by 3-0.

The club were tipped to win the Premier League after the club received a whopping $300,000 from Goldfields Ghana.

Following the departure of Samuel Boadu halfway in the season, the hierarchy of the club appointed Yaw Preko and Yaw Acheampong to steer the club.

However, after ending the season trophyless, the pair have been sacked.

With the club on break, the club are in talks with Didi Dramani, who is a former Asante Kotoko coach.

The club are hoping to land a deal with the veteran coach before the start of the 2021/22 Ghana Premier League season.

Didi Dramani is with Danish side, FC Nordsjaelland as an assistant coach.

Source: Modern Ghana