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Samsung Printers Receive 7 Awards

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, today announced that its printers and Multi-function Printers (MFPs) have won seven awards for Outstanding Achievement at the Buyers Laboratory (BLI) 2014 Summer Pick Awards.

The Xpress C1810/1860 series, M2835/2885 series, and the MultiXpress CLX-8640/8650 series were all recognized for their superior performance in the printing category.

“Samsung’s Printing solutions are designed to drive productivity and efficiency so we are delighted that BLI has recognized our commitment to creating innovative products that meet changing business needs” said David SW Song, Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Sales, Printing Solutions at Samsung Electronics.

Samsung recognized for superior product performance

In the hardware sector, five Samsung printers and MFPs were recognized for Outstanding Achievement. This includes the Xpress C1810/1860 series released earlier this year, which received the award for the Outstanding Personal Color Printer and MFP. With its full-color touchscreen, the device is able to simplify any printing task such as scanning, copying or downloading.

Tony Maceri, BLI Senior Test Technicianpraised this model for delivering a complete pack of leading-edge technologies at an affordable price. He said, “The full-color touchscreen, still rare at this level, makes programming scan or copy jobs simple, while Samsung’s Mobile Print App and the integrated NFC technology let people print or scan with a simple tap of their NFC-enabled smartphone on the MFP.”

The Xpress M2835/2885 series also received awards for the Outstanding Personal Monochrome Printer and MFP respectively, demonstrating the simplicity of Samsung’s mobile printing technology.

“Mobile printing is an emerging trend, but printing from a smartphone or tablet can be challenging,” said BLI Senior Analyst of Printers and A4 MFP, Marlene Orr. “With the Xpress M2835/2885’s integrated NFC technology, mobile printing couldn’t be easier: I can just tap my NFC-enabled smart phone on the printer and MFP, the Samsung Mobile Print App automatically downloads and my phone connects to the printer and MFP so I can print my job right away.”

The enterprise-ready A4 color laser MFP, MultiXpress CLX-8650 received recognition as an Outstanding A4 color MFP for Large Workgroups, due to its reliability, eco-friendly features and high performance.

Energy Savings

The A4 color laser MFPs, MultiXpress CLX-8640/8650 series received an award for Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficiency, strengthening its reputation as the benchmark in energy saving technology. Thanks to Samsung’s advanced eco-friendly technology, these models consume less energy than standard printers and have received many five-star ratings in environmental categories.

“The Samsung MultiXpress CLX-8640/8650 series provide users with an energy-efficient device that can help any organization reduce their overall environmental impact compared with the competing devices as tested,” said Lisa Reider, BLI’s Senior Product Editor for Environmental. “Thanks to its fast warm-up times and additional energy- and waste-saving features, the CLX-8640/8650 series provide many ways to help end users go green.”

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Tigo Ghana Partners Kaymu to ease Online Transaction with Tigo Cash

Tigo Ghana and Kaymu, one of Ghana’s leading online marketplace have entered into a partnership to use Tigo Cash as a mode of payment for all online transactions at Kaymu.com.gh.

Under the agreement, both Tigo and non-Tigo customers can buy or sell their products on Kaymu.com.gh with ease and convenience.

The Commercial Manager and Head of Mobile Financial Services at Tigo Ghana, Selorm Adadevoh, is excited the partnership will enable Ghanaians transact seamless online business on Kaymu.com.gh.

“Tigo Cash is successfully catching on and most importantly changing the way people live by making payments for goods and services more convenient and simple than counting out paper bills. This is another innovation as we continue to deploy Tigo Cash to particularly those in the informal sector and in rural Ghana” he said.

The Managing Director for Kaymu, Tim Burkly, said Ghanaians irrespective of their geographical location could transact business on the portal at their own convenience.

“The partnership ensures that consumers pay promptly for items on Kaymu. This sort of convenience and safety beats the normal stress of going through town despite the weather conditions, time constraints or security in carrying large sums of money for transaction of business” he emphasised.

Tigo customers will have to dial 100 or 0578100100 to register for the service whilst non customers will have to register through Tigo Cash agents nationwide with a valid ID.

Kaymu is Ghana’s leading online portal where traders can either buy or sell used or new products, such as smart phones, computers, clothing and home appliances for the cheapest price thanks to a fixed auction pricing system.

Visit http://www.kaymu.com.gh to find out more.

Tigo Cash is a multiple award winning mobile financial service run by Tigo Ghana. It offers customers the opportunity to pay anyone on any on any network in Ghana, buy airtime and save cash securely on their mobile phones. It has over the years built an extensive and efficient mobile agent network which assures users of convenience and confidence to use their services.

About Kaymu.com.gh
Kaymu is Ghana’s number 1 online market place where buyers and sellers can meet and make the best deals for used or new products, such as smart phones, computers, fashion and clothing, home appliances for the cheapest price thanks to the fixed or auction pricing system. Visit http://www.kaymu.com.gh to explore its offerings.

Commonwealth Games: So Much More on DStv

The Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony, which is due to begin at Celtic Park at 8pm on Wednesday, will feature 6,500 athletes from 70 nations that will be introduced to a potential global audience of 1.5 billion .

The 69-year-old rocker Rod Stewart and 53 year old Susan Boyle, 53, who starred in 2009′s Britain’s Got Talent, will perform to the crowd and viewers.

Scottish classical violinist Nicola Benedetti will also participate in the firework-heavy show.

SUPERSPORT SCHEDULE

Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Commonwealth Games, Opening Ceremony, Glasgow – 22:00 CAT on SS5/HD2

IAAF, World Junior Championships Day 2 – Session 1 – 18:50 CAT on SS2

Tour De France, Stage 17 – Saint-Gaudens / Saint-Lary-Soulan Pla D’Adet 125km – 13:20 CAT on SS6/HD1

 

Thursday 24 July, 2014

Pre-Season Friendly

Pre-Season Friendly, Toronto Fc v Tottenham Hotspur – 00:55 CAT on SS3/HD3

Pre-Season Friendly, Liverpool v Roma – 01:25 CAT on SS7

Pre-Season Friendly Sporting Kansas City v Man City – 02:25 CAT on SS3/HD3

Pre-Season Friendly La Galaxy v Man Utd – 04:55 CAT on SS3/HD3

Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games Hockey, Women: Australia v Malaysia – 10:00 CAT on SS5/HD2

Commonwealth Games, Triathlon Women’s Individual – 12:00 CAT on SS5/HD2

Commonwealth Games, Cycling Track Session 1 – 12:00 CAT on SS9

Commonwealth Games, Gymnastics Rythmic: Team Final And Individual Qualification – 14:00 CAT on SS7

Commonwealth Games, Hockey Women: South Africa V Trinidad & Tobago – 15:00 CAT on SS4

Commonwealth Games, Triathlon Men’s Individual – 16:00 CAT on SS5/HD2

Commonwealth Games, Cycling Track Session 2 – 17:00 CAT on SS4

Commonwealth Games, Weightlifting Men’s 56kg Group A Final – 20:30 CAT on SS9

IAAF World Junior Championships Day 2 – Session 2 – 02:20 CAT on SS6/HD1

IAAF World Junior Championships Day 3 – Session 1 – 18:50 CAT on SS2

 

Friday 25 July, 2014

Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games, Hockey Men: India v Wales – 10:00 CAT on SS5/HD2

Commonwealth Games, Hockey Men: South Africa V Scotland – 12:00 on SS5/HD2

Commonwealth Games, Shooting Small Bore – 10m Air Pistol Women’s Final – 13:05 CAT on SS7

Commonwealth Games, Shooting Small Bore – 10m Air Rifle Men’s Final – 15:05 on SS7

Commonwealth Games, Weightlifting Men’s 62kg Group A – 20:30 CAT on SS9

Commonwealth Games, Weightlifting Women’s 53kg Group A – 16:30 on SS9

Commonwealth Games, Hockey Women: South Africa V Canada – 22:00 CAT on SS5/HD2

IAAF World Junior Championships Day 3 – Session 2 – 02:40 CAT on SS6/HD1

Tour De France, Stage 19 – Maubourguet Pays Du Val D’Adour / Bergerac 208km – 14:05 on SS2

IAAF World Junior Championships Day 4 – Session 1 – 18:50 CAT on SS2

 

 

Saturday 26 July, 2014

Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games Hockey, Men: New Zealand v Trinidad & Tobago – 10:00 CAT on SS7

Commonwealth Games Swimming Session 5 – Heats – 11:30 CAT on SS4

Commonwealth Games Cycling Track Session 5 – 12:00 on SS9

Commonwealth Games Triathlon Mixed Team Relay – 13:20 CAT on SS5/HD2

Commonwealth Games Hockey Men: Australia v Wales – 15:30 CAT on SS5/HD2

Commonwealth Games, Weightlifting Women’s 58kg Group A – 16:15 CAT on SS9

Commonwealth Games Swimming Session 6 – Finals – 20:00 CAT on SS4

Pre-Season Friendly, New York Red Bulls v Arsenal – 22:55 CAT on SS3/HD3

IAAF World Junior Championships Day 5 – 23:10 CAT on SS2

ATP World Tour 250, Atlanta Tennis Championships 1st QF – 01:00 CAT on SS6/HD1

ATP World Tour 250, Atlanta Tennis Championships SF 1 – 21:00 CAT on SS6/HD1

Tour De France, Stage 20 – Bergerac / Périgueux 54km – 14:05 CAT on SS2

Tour De France, Winner Press Conference – 18:15 CAT on SS2

Friday Night Fights, Welterweight: Roberto Garcia v Breidis Prescott (10 Rounds) – 03:00 CAT on SS9

 

Sunday 27 July, 2014

Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games, Marathon Men & Women – 10:00 CAT on SS4

Commonwealth Games, Swimming Session 7 – Heats – 11:15 CAT on SS5/HD2

Commonwealth Games Shooting SuperSport Five Africa (SS5A) L Shooting Clay – Double Trap Men’s Final – 14:45 CAT on SS5

Commonwealth Games, Athletics Session 1 – 15:15 CAT on SS4

Pre-Season Friendly, Chicago Fire v Tottenham Hotspur – 01:55 CAT on SS3/HD3

IAAF World Junior Championships, Day 6 – 23:40 CAT on SS2

HBO International Boxing, WBA Middleweight Title: Gennady Golovkin v Daniel Geale (12 Rounds) – 02:30 CAT on SS6/HD1

PGA Tour, RBC Canadian Open Day 4 – 19:00 CAT on SS1

ATP World Tour 250, Atlanta Tennis Championships Final – 22:00 CAT on SS6/HD1

Monday 28 July, 2014

Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games Athletics Session 2 – 10:50 CAT on SS4

Commonwealth Games Swimming Session 9 – Heats – 11:20 CAT on SS5/HD2

Commonwealth Games Shooting Small Bore – 50m Rifle Prone Men’s Final – 14:45 CAT on SS5/HD2

Commonwealth Games Shooting Clay – Trap Women’s Final – 15:50 CAT on SS5/HD2

Commonwealth Games, Weightlifting Women’s 69kg Group A – 17:00 CAT on SS9

Commonwealth Games Athletics Session 3 – 19:30 CAT on SS4

Commonwealth Games, Weightlifting Men’s 85kg Group A – 20:20 CAT on SS9

ATP World Tour 500 Citi Open Day 1 – Match 1 – 22:00 CAT on SS6/HD1

Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Hockey Men: New Zealand v England – 09:50 CAT on SS5/HD2

Commonwealth Games, Athletics Session 4 – 10:50 CAT on 10:50 CAT on SS4

Commonwealth Games, Swimming Session 11 – Heats – 11:30 CAT on SS5/HD2

Commonwealth Games, Mountain Bike: Women’s Cross Country – 12:20 CAT on SS7

Commonwealth Games, Hockey Men: India v Australia – 14:50 CAT on SS9

Commonwealth Games, Shooting Clay – Trap Men’s Final – 15:00 CAT on SS5/HD2

Commonwealth Games Weightlifting Women’s 75kg Group A – 16:20 CAT on SS9

Commonwealth Games, Wrestling Men’s 55/74/120kg & Women’s 48/72kg Finals – 17:20 on SS7

Commonwealth Games, Shooting Small Bore – 50m Rifle 3 Positions Women’s Final – 18:30 CAT on SS5/HD2

Commonwealth Games, Athletics Session 5 – 19:30 CAT on SS4

Commonwealth Games, Weightlifting Men’s 94kg Group A – 20:20 CAT on SS9

Tennis

ATP World Tour 500, Citi Open Day 1 – Match 2 – 00:00 CAT on SS6/HD1

ATP World Tour 500, Citi Open Day 1 – Match 3 – 02:00 CAT on SS6/HD1

ATP World Tour 500 Citi Open Day 2 – Match 1 – 22:00 CAT on SS6/HD1

Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games, Diving Men’s 1m Springboard Preliminary – 10:50 CAT on SS5/HD2

Commonwealth Games, Diving Women’s Synchronised 10m Platform Final – 11:30 CAT on SS5/HD2

Commonwealth Games, Boxing QFs Session 1 – 13:50 CAT on SS9

Commonwealth Games, Hockey Women: New Zealand v Canada on 14:50 CAT on SS5/HD2

Commonwealth Games, Weightlifting Women’s +75kg Group A – 16:20 CAT on SS4

Commonwealth Games, Diving Men’s 1m Springboard Final – 18:50 CAT on SS5/HD2

Commonwealth Games, Athletics Session 7 – 19:20 CAT on SS4

Commonwealth Games, Weightlifting Men’s 105kg Group A – 20:30 CAT on SS9

ATP World Tour 500 Citi Open Day 2 – Match 2 – 00:00 CAT on SS6/HD1

ATP World Tour 500 Citi Open Day 2 – Match 3 – 02:00 CAT on SS6/HD1

ATP World Tour 500, Citi Open Day 3 – Match 1 – 22:00 CAT on SS6/HD1

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MUSIGA Joins TUC Demo Today

The Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) will join the Trades Union Congress (TUC) on Thursday to demonstrate against economic hardship in the country.

The TUC announced last week that it will embark on a nationwide demonstration on Thursday, July 24 against economic challenges workers and Ghanaians as a whole are facing currently.

The TUC has said the demonstration is inspired by the current hikes in petroleum prices, the fall of the Ghana’s cedi against major trading currencies and high cost of living.

MUSIGA president, Bice Osei Kuffour (Obour), who is currently in the US, confirmed in an interview with Myjoyonline.com that the musicians union is a member of the TUC and therefore will take part in the demonstration.

Myjoyonline.com has intercepted a letter of invitation, signed by Deborah Freeman, General Secretary of MUSIGA, urging musicians to join the demonstration Thursday.

The letter said: “Come as a MUSIGA member and a good citizen of Ghana in red and black (dress code). Demonstration will take place on Thursday 24th July, 2014.”

Read the full letter below:

Fellow Musicians and members of MUSIGA. Besides, MUSIGA being an affiliate of the Trade Union Congress (Ghana), which covers its members, we are all good citizens of mother Ghana; therefore please follow this!

Organised Labour has noted with shock and total disbelief, the astronomical increases in the ex-pump prices of petroleum products announced by the NPA recently. The ex-pump prices of premium and LPG have been increased by 23.08 percent, respectively.

These increases have far-reaching effects on prices of a wide range of goods and services. And they are coming at a time when Ghanaians are faced with very difficult economic conditions.

Organised Labour finds no economic or social justification for the upward spiral in the prices of Petroleum products that the NPA and government continue to force down the throat of Ghanaians. Given the rapid fall in the value of the Cedi, the Organised Labour maintains that the current pricing formula for fuel punishes consumers and must be reviewed! A subsidy regime on petroleum products is necessary.

THEREFORE: On behalf of the council of informal workers Associations of TUC((Ghana), I would like to invite you to join workers as we demonstrate our frustrations against the hikes in petroleum prices and high cost of living in this country.

Come as a MUSIGA member and good citizen of Ghana in red and black (dress code). Demonstration will take place on Thursday 24th July, 2014.

We will converge at Circle Obra spot at 6: 30 am and jam through to the TUC head office near Accra Polytechnic, where the Secretary General will give his address and proceed to the Min. Of Employment and Labour Relations to submit our petition to the Gov. Through the Minister.

Please don’t miss out, come one, come all. It’s our right to demand for better Economic conditions.

See you! From Deborah Freeman, for CIWA of TUC (Ghana).

Source: myjoyonline