‘Stop following fake pastors’ – NPP Communicator to Ghanaians

A Communication Team Member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Samuel Ofosu has advised Ghanaians to desist from attending Churches whose morals and beliefs do not come from God.

According to him, he doesn’t understand why some Ghanaians are greedy and have decided to attend mushroom Churches.

” It is time for Ghanaians to stop being “Churchism” and think outside the box and stop following fake pastors.”

Speaking with Kwaku Owusu Adjei on Adwenekasa on Accra-based Original FM 91.9, he stated, “We need people who will speak the truth always to govern this country and inspire the youths to achieve their dreams. Today, many pastors are all over preaching in the name of God yet they are fake and Ghanaians must always be careful the church they attend.”

This is in relation to the arrest of Patricia Asiedua alias Nana Agradaa following allegations that she is behind a money-doubling scam.

The suspect also known as Mama Pat is currently assisting the police with investigations.

Samuel Ofosu said that he knows many fake pastors are always using their intelligence to dupe people. Every Ghanaian must know that going to church always will never bring food nor money on their table it’ s all about hardworking and perseverance that will make you great person.”

 

 

Source: Ghana Web

 

St Kitts and Nevis – the perfect choice for astute investors concerned about global instability

BASSETERRE, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Oct. 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The world is changing and is at an unpredictable place. The aftermath of the global pandemic has plagued the world with instability and many people are looking for options to escape the challenges and restrictions imposed by their countries of origin. At some point in life, almost everyone has fantasized about escaping from their highly stressed lives to live in the peaceful and calm surroundings of a beautiful island. Making this dream a reality is now more accessible than ever before as the world rallies to recover from the devastation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Instability caused by political conflict or malfunctioning societies has been experienced by both developing and developed countries. With the world in crisis and a number of protectionist regimes gaining power, exacerbated by tightening of borders and increased measures to prevent flight out of capitals, people feel like their freedom is under threat. In these situations, looking to relocate to a different country while seeking peace and stability is neither a far-fetched thought nor a selfish act. Families and entrepreneurs who have both the resources and the will to relocate to a different country, seeking better opportunities and living conditions for themselves and their families, are one of the most well-suited groups for investing in CBI programmes offered by a number of countries throughout the world.

St Kitts and Nevis, located in the Eastern Caribbean, is one of the most sought-after destinations when it comes to travel and tourism. But in addition to that, the country is home to the world’s first and one of the most trusted Citizenship by Investment Programmes. With a stable, safe and peaceful environment, it is a welcome space for those who choose to make it their home.

The CBI Programme of St Kitts and Nevis was launched in 1984 and has been the pride of the Caribbean ever since. The idyllic islands’ stunning natural beauty, rich history, and friendly locals make it a perfect destination for people looking for the traditional Caribbean experience.

The island nation in the western hemisphere has become a favourite destination for wealthy people from countries in East Africa, and it is especially attractive to High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs) globally.

East Africa includes a diversified set of nations, with these countries not only home to many HNWIs, but also a wide range of issues that might cause internal conflict or instability. At least three East African nations, including Kenya, are among the seven most populous nations on the continent, thus making the area into one of the fastest-growing populations in the world.

However, at the same time, the East-African region is plagued with a number of concerns, which make the area less desirable. Over the last few years, East Africa has experienced insecurity, a lack of stability and good governance. The nations in the East Africa have, for a long time, struggled to cope with and resolve some major security concerns such as security breaches, widespread terrorism, and disputes. With these challenges individuals question whether their home country is the ideal environment to raise a family, start a business or invest ones wealth.

High Net Worth Individuals residing in such a political area often find it easier and more comfortable to switch to a more peaceful and stable nation. The friendly and peaceful shores of St Kitts and Nevis are an ideal destination for individuals seeking a respite from the chaos of the world.

St Kitts and Nevis is jointly managed via the efforts of the Governor-General, who is the crown’s official representative in the country, along with the Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, and the Premier, who is responsible for overseeing the management and administration of Nevis Island.

The distribution of power between the three entities who are answerable to the people of the federation, ensures that there is a fair distribution of power amongst the representative entities. As a result, St Kitts and Nevis is able to provide a politically stable home to those who seek to invest in the CBI Programme of the country to attain alternative citizenship.

The country has a deep-rooted history which has been passed down through generations of people who lived on the islands and has for generations attracted historians and enthusiasts of history to its shores.

The CBI Programme of St Kitts and Nevis provides an opportunity to obtain alternative citizenship for the investor and their family. An investor’s spouse, children, parents and siblings are eligible for citizenship along with the investor. Another benefit is that once a person has citizenship of St Kitts and Nevis, children can inherit citizenship from their parents.

Many countries all over the world have been dubbed insensitive and non-inclusive of a certain group of people; accordingly, people find it hard at times to ensure their safety and the safety of their families. St Kitts and Nevis is a country of inclusivity and provides citizens with a place they can live their life the way they want without the fear of discrimination. St Kitts and Nevis is known for its welcoming and warm nature to all those who grace its shores, whether for tourism or citizenship.

As one of the oldest CBI programmes on offer in the Caribbean, St Kitts and Nevis has been recognised several times as the best running CBI Programme in the world. In 2022 the Professional Wealth Management Magazine, a publication of the Financial Times, ranked it jointly as the number one programme in the 2022 CBI Index Report. Amongst others it was recognised for its “Ease of Processing” and “Due Diligence” Pillars.

In a time when the world is less certain than ever before and where a growing number of people are considering their options, relocating to St Kitts and Nevis to enjoy the peace, stability and opportunities afforded by the country seems to be the perfect option for a number of high net worth individuals, for economic, financial, political and social reasons.

Alternative citizenship of St Kitts and Nevis emerges as a platform to alleviate the risk of uncertainty and works as an insurance policy. There is no better plan than having the option to set up a new home and escape to a better lifestyle.

Like every other person on the planet, people from East Africa require alternative citizenship to protect their families and in a secure and stable environment. It offers peace of mind in an uncertain world – it’s the perfect backup plan (Plan B).

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IPLOOK Completed Full Interoperability Test between its Mobile Core Network and PortaBilling OCS

A complete, affordable, and fully customizable MVNO solution is now a possibility after IPLOOK IMS and P-GW perform a successful 3GPP-compliant interoperability test with the PortaBilling platform from PortaOne.

HONG KONG, Oct. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — IPLOOK Technologies, the leader in end-to-end mobile network solutions, announced it has completed its interoperability test (IOT) with PortaOne, a global provider of charging and service platforms for communication services providers, validating the SIM card activation/deactivation flow and real-time charging for voice, data and SMS services between IPLOOK’s IMS and P-GW with PortaBilling OCS. The combined solution provides new MVNOs of any size with a unified platform to launch a deployment with reduced total cost of ownership (TCO) and ability to quickly integrate it with third-party systems (such as point-of-sale activation terminals or online signup portals) for improved customer experience (CX).

IPLOOK’s mobile core networks enable telecom operators and enterprise users to rapidly deliver affordable and customized 3G/4G/5G networks. PortaOne offers a flexible real-time billing & service monetization platform for prepaid voice, data and messaging services.

“The win-win cooperation between us enables both products to better meet the needs of customers effectively,” said Jarod Wang, VP at IPLOOK. “Implementing our mobile network solution, combined with PortaBilling OCS, will launch a full MVNO offering as well as provide voice and data services with a flexible charging system while keeping the cost and time-to-market under control.”

“This powerful joint solution gives operators the power to deploy faster and control their budgets while creating a fully customized solution to meet the needs of their own unique market niche. Combining IPLOOK’s end-to-end core network with our resilient and flexible charging platform capitalizes on both products’ proven record of reliable performance and simple maintenance,” said Klaus Haertel, Director for Global Channel and Alliances at PortaOne.

About IPLOOK

Founded in 2012, IPLOOK is an industry-leading mobile network provider. Its virtualized 3G/4G/5G core networks can be deployed for Mobile Network Operators (MNO), Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO), Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISP) and Enterprises.

More info: www.iplook.com. Follow IPLOOK on LinkedIn @IPLOOK Technologies

About PortaOne

PortaOne, a global telecommunication software platform developer, supplies integrated and flexible BSS, OCS, and softswitch solutions for operators, telecommunication service providers, and carriers. It has helped over 500 telcos from 100+ countries become market leaders while keeping their costs under control.

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aespa and artist Blake Kathryn create first-of-its-kind NFT collection

connecting dotts and INVNT.ATOM™ bring artists together for a Limited Edition NFT Drop and Auction, Available Exclusively through Sotheby’s Metaverse

Singapore, Oct. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — aespa, the massively popular and future forward female K-Pop group from SM Entertainment, which includes four real members as well as their respective online avatars, is joining forces with visual artist and NFT queen Blake Kathryn, to launch an exclusive NFT collection. The collection marks the world’s first collaboration between a K-pop group and a global NFT artist and will be available from Thursday, October 13, 5pm EST to Friday, October 21, 11am EST through Sotheby’s Metaverse. This collaboration was jointly facilitated by connecting dotts, an APAC/U.S. strategy agency connecting brands, consumers, talent and content creators and INVNT.ATOM™ , a global innovative brand experience agency at the forefront of the digital frontier.

Each piece of artwork in the æ girls NFT collection incorporates the personality, elements and signature identity of each band member and their avatars; perfectly combined with surreal futurist aesthetics of Blake Kathryn’s work, creating the ultimate collaboration between the artists. The ambience used is specially composed for this collection by SM Entertainment.

The æ girls NFT collection includes a 3-part series:

  • MY Pass – Open edition NFT, an access key for any fan and collector. Each MY Pass comes with a free NFT from a collection of 16 different works that are specially personalized and prepared by each member of aespa.
  • Altars – A total of 32 Special and Limited Editions, four (4) fine art executions of each aespa member created in editions of eight (8). Each digital artwork embodies their iconography, aespa metaverse world, KWANGYA aesthetics, and includes utilities such as a GLB file, and a personalized recording by each aespa member talking about the collaborative artwork. Edition 01 of each Altars series will go to the highest bidder and also include a signed autograph print by the members and Blake Kathryn.
  • Dreamspace – Super exclusive single edition 1:1 artwork that is an environmental reflection of each aespa member. This artwork offers the ultimate fan experience that includes a GLB file, a video recording of aespa and Blake Kathryn talking about the artwork, a virtual meet-and-greet with Blake Kathryn, and an all expenses paid meet-and-greet with aespa in Seoul at their concert along with a physical print signed by each aespa member + Blake Kathryn.

The æ girls collection will be open to all buyers and bidders, with each series available between a 48 hour time period throughout the week-long auction. Bidding can be done via credit card, not just cryptocurrency. MY Pass and Limited Edition NFTs will be available at a fixed rate. Sotheby’s, the world’s premier destination for art and luxury, will host a preview exhibition of all the digital artwork in Hong Kong alongside highlights from Sotheby’s Fall 2022 sales series, including Modern & Contemporary Art from October 2nd – 9th, followed by an exhibition in Sotheby’s galleries in New York from October 13th – 20th.

“From the beginning, aespa has been a very future forward group, embracing technology and the metaverse with creativity and as a core part of their identity, and their fans have responded enthusiastically. This æ girls collection, beautifully created in collaboration with Blake Kathryn, one of the most prominent female artists working in Web3, further extends, cultivates and expands aespa’s web3 community, ” said SM Entertainment.

“It was a pleasure to collaborate with aespa on this first-of-its-kind NFT collection,” said Blake Kathryn. “This release is an authentic reflection of Karina, Winter, Giselle and Ningning and captures the unique essence and qualities of each of these powerful women. My hope is that it reflects female artists pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, blurring the lines between real and virtual to create a new kind of fandom.”

“The adaptability of NFTs has opened up many new avenues for communities of collectors and fans to connect with their favorite artists and musicians. This collaboration between aespa and the artist Blake Kathryn represents the best of how digital art and NFTs can bring together physical and virtual worlds to present fans with a special experience that is only possible with NFTs, and we are thrilled to offer this sale at Sotheby’s Metaverse,” said Michael Bouhanna, Sotheby’s Head of NFTs and Digital Art.

“There is no more powerful cultural force than K-pop at the moment,” said Rita Magnus, Managing Director of connecting dotts. “The æ girls collection will introduce this passionate fandom to the world of Web3, giving fans an entirely new way to connect with their favorite band. Bridging these worlds together with talent like aespa and Blake has been a remarkable first.”

Elvin Tan, Managing Director INVNT.ATOM, said, “We’re incredibly proud that INVNT.ATOM has led the strategy, creative, design, content, artist and auction house management, as well as the marketing campaign execution. This collaboration puts storytelling front and center; extending the world of art and music from the physical to new realities – an exciting new frontier for all fans. We believe this is the perfect introduction for K-Pop fans to enter Web3, the metaverse and beyond.”

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About aespa

aespa is SM Entertainment’s fierce new all-female foursome, who, in an unprecedented debut move surpassed 100 million views on their debut video, “Black Mamba,” (the record fastest for any debut K-Pop video in YouTube history). They debuted atop charts in 95 countries upon launch, most notably Billboard Global Excl. US at No. 100 within just 3 days of being accounted for, marking the highest ranking of any K-pop female group’s debut song. The femme powerhouse of KARINA, WINTER, GISELLE and NINGNING also include their avatars— a story-telling concept that drew those 100 million views to a single video in 51 days.

Combine “ae” (avatar and experience) + “aspect”, and you get aespa, moving in between reality and virtual reality, with the avatars representing their counterparts. Each avatar, called “ae,” are created from each member’s personal data in a virtual world and can be “rekalled” into the real world. aespa, in ethos and function, represents something different.

Their recent debut EP, “Savage” entered at no. 20 on the Billboard 200 chart, the highest ranking ever for a K-pop girl group’s debut on the U.S. album chart. The six-track EP, led by the title track “Savage,” also ranked at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Selling Album chart, rounding off a remarkable fortnight which also saw “Savage” hit No.1 on iTunes’ Top Albums chart in 20 countries upon release. Leaning into their individuality, they are unapologetically confident (with a stake in sci-fi world) and have industry insiders eager to wager that they will be the girl group to watch in 2022. Beyond praise from Forbes, Teen Vogue, Rolling Stone, Flaunt, and more, TIME touted them among “The Next Generation Leaders, Class of 2022” and Forbes Asia recognized them in their “30 Under 30” list for 2022. They have been named global ambassadors for both Chopard and Givenchy. Most recently named as Apple Music’s Global Up Next

artist artist for June 2022, the quartet recently released the single “Life’s Too Short” and EP, ”Girls” – The 2nd Mini Album via Warner Records.

About SM Entertainment

SM Entertainment Co., Ltd. is Korea’s largest entertainment company founded in 1995 by producer Soo-Man Lee, widely known as the “Founder of K-pop.” The company has developed and popularized numerous K-pop stars with huge global fandoms and is known for having led the global K-pop phenomenon of “Hallyu,” also known as the “Korean Wave.” Representative of the entertainment industry in Asia, the company operates its own comprehensive entertainment business including artist development, record label services, talent agency services, music production, music publishing, event management, and concert production.

About Blake Kathryn

Blake Kathryn is a Los Angeles based 3d artist with a surreal futurist aesthetic. Her work fuses vibrant palettes with ethereal undertones. Inspired by the opulent dreams of tomorrow alongside a love for retro-futurism she infuses her work with unfamiliar nostalgia. She has collaborated with aespa, Fendi, Jimmy Choo, Paris Hilton, Lil Nas X & more.

About Sotheby’s

Established in 1744, Sotheby’s is the world’s premier destination for art and luxury. Sotheby’s promotes access to and ownership of exceptional art and luxury objects through auctions and buy-now channels including private sales, e-commerce, and retail. Our trusted global marketplace is supported by an industry-leading technology platform and a network of specialists spanning 40 countries and 70 categories which include Contemporary Art, Modern and Impressionist Art, Old Masters, Chinese Works of Art, Jewelry, Watches, Wine and Spirits, and Design, as well as collectible cars and real estate. Sotheby’s believes in the transformative power of art and culture and is committed to making our industries more inclusive, sustainable, and collaborative.

About connecting dotts

connecting dotts is a fully integrated group of entertainment experts, storytellers and strategic partners who connect the dots in the entertainment world between brands, consumers, talents and content creators. Headquartered in Singapore with teams in South Korea and USA, we collaborate and push the envelope with innovative, creative and original ideas for multi-dimensional projects varying from content exhibitions, pop culture expo, brand engagement to NFT collaborations ready for Web3.0. For more information, visit. www.connectingdotts.net.

About INVNT.ATOM

INVNT.ATOM, part of [INVNT GROUP] THE GLOBAL BRANDSTORY PROJECT, is a innovation and brand experience agency devoted to helping global brands chart a course, navigate, activate, and create new opportunities at the digital frontier of Web3. Based in Singapore, the collective of strategists, marketers, creators, programmers, matchmakers, and thought leaders, turn strategies into stories and stories into experiences that engage communities on the global stage. For more information about INVNT.ATOM, visit: www.invntatom.com.

About [INVNT GROUP]

[INVNT GROUP] was established in 2020, as an evolution of the founding global live brand storytelling agency INVNT in 2008, with a vision to provide consistent, meaningful, well-articulated BrandStory across all platforms. With offices in New York, Sydney, London, Singapore, Dubai, San Francisco, Stockholm, Detroit, and Washington D.C.; headed by President and CEO, Scott Cullather, [INVNT GROUP], THE GLOBAL BRANDSTORY PROJECT represents a growing portfolio of complementary disciplines designed to help forward-thinking organizations everywhere, impact the audiences that matter, anywhere. The GROUP consists of modern brand strategy firm, Folk Hero; creative-led culture consultancy, Meaning; production studio & creative agency, HEVĒ; events for colleges and universities, INVNT Higher Ed; digital innovation division, INVNT.ATOM; creative multimedia experience studio, Hypnogram; and the original live brand storytelling agency, INVNT. For more information visit www.invntgroup.com.

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