PRODUCT REVIEW: Vivo Y19 the ultimate battery phone

Choosing the right smartphone is definitely a mind-boggling task these days as the market is flooded with hundreds of phones that are quite able to make a difference with their quality features. Many brands are putting their best foot forward to add to their clientele. Owing to this stiff competition, users have a plethora of options to choose from. On the one hand where some brands are struggling to get more and more buyers, there are brands that have proved their worth and are known out and out. Vivo is…

GAUGING THE ECONOMIC WAVES OF CORONAVIRUS ON KENYA

The Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), the apex body of the private sector in Kenya, this morning resolved to engage all its members to begin to calculate the projected economic impact of Coronavirus in each sector. The collated input will inform the development of a rapid response mitigation plan to minimize the impact of the outbreak on the Kenyan market. It will also allow the private sector to measure the impact of the expected global slowdown of trade on Kenya. KEPSA is encouraged by Executive Order No 2 ofhttps://www.expresstoday.co.ke/?p=2932&preview=true 2020…

Google.org announces a Sh100 million grant to promote safe internet use by children

Google.org, has announced a Sh100 million grant to promote safe internet use by children, young people and families in Africa. The organization, which is Google’s philanthropic arm, says the grant will support training by non-profit and social enterprises focusing on privacy, trust and safety in Africa. Charles Murito, Country Director for Google Kenya says the fund will be administered by a third-party partner, on behalf of Google.org. In addition to providing organizations with funds to help support the online safety efforts for children, Google is also looking at expanding programs…

The Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB) approves the use of Paliperidone Palmitate

Janssen receives approval from the Pharmacy and Poisons Board for Paliperidone Palmitate once monthly long-acting injectable for the treatment of schizophrenia. The Paliperidone Palmitate manufactured by Janssen pharmaceutical companies of Johnson & Johnson, will be used for the maintenance treatment of schizophrenia in adults whose disease has already been stabilized on treatment with paliperidone or risperidone.1 Paliperidone Palmitate is a second generation long acting injectable antipsychotic which will be administered monthly as a maintenance treatment of patients with schizophrenia. The new drug works as a receptor antagonist of dopamine and serotonin,…

IHG® debuts upscale brand, voco™ in Africa with Valor Hospitality Partners Africa

voco, combines the informality and charm of an individual hotel with the quality and reassurance of a global and respected brand. JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, January 30, 2020/ — InterContinental Hotels Group (www.IHG.com), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed voco™ The Bank, Rosebank in South Africa in partnership with Valor Hospitality Partners Africa. Last year, IHG announced the signing of a Master Development Agreement (MDA) with Valor Hospitality Partners Africa to roll out multiple franchise hotels over the next 10 years, across IHG’s portfolio of brands in midscale,…

Grammy bites: 9,000 users attacked by malware disguised as Billie Eilish in Nigeria

Kaspersky found 30,982 malicious files that used the names of artists or their tracks in order to spread malware. LAGOS, Nigeria, January 30, 2020/ Cybercriminals are actively abusing the names of artists and songs nominated for a Grammy 2020 award, in order to spread malware. Kaspersky protection technologies (www.Kaspersky.co.za) detected a 39% rise in attacks (attempts to download or run malicious files) under the guise of nominees’ work in 2019, compared to 2018. Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift and Post Malone were attackers’ favorites, with these nominees’ names used most often…

Meet Ken Mwarandu the brains behind off-road wheelchair designed and built-in Kenya.

This week we met Ken Mwarandu who makes the first off-road wheelchair – designed and built-in Kenya. SafariSeat designs innovative wheelchairs that enable disabled people to get around even on the toughest terrain. Mwardandu tells CNN about his company’s aim, “We at SafariSeat believe that mobility is not just about movement, but it’s about the ability to live a full, independent life.” Mwarandu was inspired to help people with disabilities by a childhood friend. He tells her story, “Growing up I had a friend who had a mobility impairment and…

OCTAGON NAMED AMONG TOP 100 COMPANIES SECOND YEAR RUNNING

Octagon Pension Services Limited has once again been named among the Top 100 companies two years in a row. The Kenya Top 100 mid-sized survey seeks to identify Kenya’s fastest growing medium sized companies in order to showcase business success excellence and highlight the country’s most successful entrepreneurship stories. “We are humbled to be recognised in the Top 100 SME Awards among medium-sized companies. We are glad that our effort to leverage on technology to drive efficiency and increase uptake of pension within Kenya, and the region is bearing fruits,” said…

Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, and Zoe saldana star in Dubai’s, ‘A Story Takes Flight’

Dubai Tourism unveils short film of self-discovery featuring Hollywood actresses directed by award-winning director Reed Morano Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) announced an exciting new collaboration with Hollywood superstars Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson and Zoe Saldana. The project, centers around the short film ‘A Story Takes Flight’, which stars the actresses as themselves embarking on three journeys of exploration through Dubai, filled with inspiration, discovery, and human connections. Issam Kazim, CEO, Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM) commented: “Inspired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed…

George Njoroge is the country’s top mechanic

George Njoroge a juakali mechanic from Roysambu, Nairobi County  has emerged the overall winner of Total Kenya Plc and Toyota Kenya Ltd sponsored Total Quartz Golden Spanner Competition. He overcame competition from 41 other juakali mechanics who had made it to the finals of the competition, and George Njoroge walked away with a Toyota Hilux single cab pickup valued at Sh3 million. Three months ago, Toyota Kenya and Total Kenya embarked on a journey to equip mechanics with skills that would help them professionalize their trade. This Partnership with Total Kenya…