Tourists to Dubai assured of safe visits and smooth travel

As travellers mull over their summer vacation plans, Emirates and Dubai is sending out the clear message that tourists are welcome to enjoy the city’s many attractions, with various measures put in place for safe visits and smooth travels. Tourists can easily apply for visas in advance, or get their visa stamped on arrival if they hold a passport from one of 70 countries and territories, as per the entry and immigration regulations that were in place pre-pandemic. Dubai has also updated its entry requirements for inbound travellers. From 1…

LG ANNOUNCES SECOND-QUARTER 2020 FINANCIAL RESULTS

LG Electronics Inc. (LG) second-quarter 2020 financial results were affected significantly by the worldwide impact of the pandemic. Consolidated revenue of  USD 10.51 billion was 17.9 percent lower than the same period of 2019, while operating profit of USD 405.65 million declined 24.1 per-cent from last year’s record second-quarter operating income. The resilient company managed its supply chain and cost structure to weather the storm of the global public health and economic crises. The LG Home Appliance & Air Solution Company reported revenues of USD 4.22 billion in the second…

Safaricom names its former CEO Michael Joseph as Board Chair

By Mourice Seretta Safaricom has appointed its former Chief Executive Officer Michael Joseph as its new Board Chairman following the retirement of Nicholas Nganga from the post. A statement released by the firm CEO Peter Ndegwa says the appointment of Joseph takes effect as from August 1st 2020. Joseph takes over from Nganga who joined the board in May 2004 and took over the chairmanship through an election in January 2007. ‘He has steered the company through various milestones over the 13 years he was at the helm,” Ndegwa said.…

KNUT faults TSC of Intimidation

By Mourice Seretta     The Kenya National Union of Teachers, KNUT, now wants its employer, the Teachers Service Commission, TSC, to immediately release Kshs7 billion it is allegedly holding meant for an earlier signed and agreed upon Collective Bargaining Agreement. Addressing the media from KNUT Headquarters in Nairobi, the Union’s Secretary General Wilson Sossion flanked by his assistant Clement Gicharu  and National Treasurer John Matiang’i said TSC is intentionally and unproceduraly holding the Kshs7 billion out of the total Kshs54 billion allocated to teachers so as to victimise some of…

Nicotine Technologies will help reduce Tobacco related deaths.

Mr Samrat Chowdhey President of the International Network of Nicotine Consumer Organizations (INNCO) now says that nicotine alternative products could help wipe out the disease burden from smoking across the continent if Governments were willing to embrace them. In a webinar discussion co-hosted by the Campaign for Safer Alternatives (CASA) and the Africa Tobacco Harm Reduction Forum (ATHRF), the role nicotine alternatives plays in reducing smoking-related disease and mortality, especially in low and middle-income countries was discussed. “Over one billion people smoke or use tobacco products. You cannot use a…

UEFA Nations League to be aired live on Startimes

Pay television operator StarTimes media has acquired the broadcast rights for the 2020/21 UEFA Nations League that is set to kick off from 3rd September StarTimes has secured UEFA Nations League broadcasting rights as part of the company’s National Team Football agreement with UEFA over the period 2019-2022. The company has secured transmission rights for exploitation across all media platforms including its self-produced sports channels as well as on StarTimes ON streaming platform in all countries across sub-Saharan Africa, excluding South Africa. While acknowledging the increased sports properties on the digital television platform,…