SOURCE:macrumors.comApple today launched a large-scale promotion in China offering special discounts for consumers who use Apple Pay, in the company's latest bid to counter the dominance of rival digital wallets in the country. Between July 18 and 24, Apple device owners who use the mobile payment system to make purchases in participating merchants across mainland China will receive concessions of up to 50 percent and as much as 50 times the usual number of reward points for credit cards, according to Apple's official Chinese website. A total of 28 brick-and-mortar retail outlets are named in the campaign, including supermarkets and restaurants such as 7-Eleven, Watsons, Burger King and Starbucks, while 16 online merchants such as JD.com are also participating, with discounts varying ...
SOURCE: www.lailasblog.com/35-year-old Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie has declared his intention to run for the next governor of his state, Anambra, The state will be having it’s governorship election this year and campaigns will start next month. He shared his campaign photo on his Instagram and wrote; “My name is Yul Edochie.And I’m running for Governor of Anambra State. 2017.#TheLastBusStopWe need a new brand of Leaders who will put the masses first.The older ones have failed us for too long…They have come to THE LAST BUS STOP!!!”To Receive Free News Updates , Add Us To Your WhatsApp: 08080810909; BBM Pin: D8CB58EE Source link
SOURCE: www.lailasblog.com/Over the last few days, you may have seen some memes on social media, tagged #YepaChallenge.From Instagram stars like @Maraji_ and @EmmahOhMaGod to Twitter Overlords like @Omojuwa, various personalities captured the feelings of shock, alarm and even amusement, when things go surprisingly wrong in life!What you may not know is, #YepaChallenge was sponsored by Custodian and Allied Insurance PLC.The company believes insurance is about planning ahead to “avoid stories that touch”. Whenever calamity happens, you have a choice of either shouting, “Mogbe!” in defeat, or you can breathe, because you are insured.#YepaChallenge is the first instalment of Custodian’s #TomorrowIsBeautiful online campaign. Despite all we see today, Custodian believes tomorrow is filled w
SOURCE:macrumors.comA new campaign by Greenpeace today has rated the repairability of six Apple devices against the smartphone, tablet, and laptop market at large, the purpose of which is to highlight planned obsolescence in the technology industry. Greenpeace partnered with iFixit to assess over forty different devices that debuted between 2015 and 2017, with iFixit's teardown repairability scores serving as the basis for the data. Apple's products looked at in the campaign included the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, iPad (fifth generation), 13-inch MacBook Pro, and 12-inch MacBook (refreshed in 2017). All products were rated in the following categories: battery replaceability, display replaceability, no special tools needed, and spare parts available. Scoring worst on ...
SOURCE:techcrunch.comNetflix launches a “choose your own adventure” style cartoon for children, Uber adds tipping as the first change in its “180 days of change” campaign, Skype outage causes connectivity issues and Boom has 76 pre-orders for its supersonic Jet. All this on Crunch Report. Read More Source link
SOURCE:ynaija.comMatthew Martino is a 24-year-old actor/philanthropist who founded the MMBF Trust (Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund). It is a UK based international charity that supports filmmakers, actors and individuals studying or working in performing arts worldwide through training grants and scholarships, funding for first-time filmmakers and provides sponsorship for film related events such as film festivals and film award ceremonies. This summer MMBF Trust launched their Filmmaking Competition to encourage talents kick-start their filmmaking career with a DSLR camera. “When I started out, getting a camera like would have meant the world to me,” he said. “I think the winner of the competition will appreciate this.” Born in Zimbabwe and now based in Harrow, Martino (Mathetes Ch
SOURCE:TORI.NGOsita Chidoka In a statement released on Monday by Osita Chidoka, the former Minister of Aviation under ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, said he would join the United Progressive Party (UPP) on Wednesday. The influential and outspoken politician who is the latest chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to dump the former ruling party, explained that the move is to enable him to realise his governorship aspiration in Anambra. Bright Nebedum, director-general of his campaign, said Chidoka would declare for the UPP in Obosi, his hometown, adding that the former minister would unveil his plans and vision “towards redirecting the fortunes of Anambra and restoring its lost political and economic glory’’. The statement added that Chidoka stood out with his reputa
SOURCE:food52.comEdward Ash-Milby is an avid home cook and the cookbooks buyer at Barnes & Noble, the largest book retailer in the United States. He’s been at it for nearly twenty years, so you could say he’s been at the forefront of all the major recent shifts in the publishing industry—from the emergence of e-books to online bookselling, the burgeoning blogosphere and the powerful rise of social media, plus the insatiable consumer demand for well-designed books on niche topics (there didn’t always used to be dedicated shelf space for gluten-free baking, molecular gastronomy, and whole animal butchery!). How to Tinker With *Any* Flour, From Rice to Cricket (Yes... by Alice Medrich
SOURCE:mashable.comThere's an emoji for just about everything, from tacos to tropical fish. But, we currently don't have an emoji to describe our periods. A new social media campaign wants to smash the stigma surrounding menstruation one emoji at a time. Girls rights group, Plan International, launched a social media campaign on Sunday to include an official "period emoji" on the global emoji keyboard.The charity has created five designs and people can vote for their favourite emoji. The winning design will be submitted to the Unicode Consortium, the governing organisation that standardises characters across devices. Image: plan international The emoji designs include a sanitary towel, a diagram of a uterus, a pair of period pants, a calendar and blood droplets. Susanne Legena,