Boima Folley Sports Center CEO Appeals for Protection

first_imgThen chief executive officer of Boima Folley Sports Center, located at Buzzy Quarters on Capitol Hill in Monrovia, has appealed to the Liberian government to protect Liberian owned businesses in the country.Mr. Boima Folley, Chief Executive Officer, said only when Liberian businesses are fully protected to secure contracts that they will grow.He said even though a good relationship exists between his company and the government, he expressed dissatisfaction that more interests were being giving to foreigner businesses when the PPCC sends out bids acquiring contracts.“The business atmosphere in the current regime is favorable but at the same time running a successful business demands crossing over challenges,” he said.Mr. Folley however said that with all the challenges, he will continue to overcome reports that Liberians are not good at doing successful businesses.“The Boima Folley Sports Center which was established in 2003 will always remain here to satisfy Liberians by given them the best sporting materials from the People’s Republic of China,” Folley said.He said his track record was tested when he successfully provided sporting materials in the last County Sports Meet to all the fifteen county representatives.Contributing, General Manager Bill Z. Jonson who named some of the challenges facing the company as the cost of transportation, increase in taxes, high duty taxes and other expenditures, noted “We will continue to work within the economic climate of the country.”Both men praised the Liberian government for the level of security business owners continue to enjoy in the country. “We can go home and sleep sound at night these days without fear,” Folley said, “We also happy with the current Liberia Electricity Corporation power sharing system.”Johnson said, “This helps to make better businesses in the country, and we are hopeful that the Liberian government will grow stronger the more businesses pay their taxes to the government.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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@Jesus Has Forsaken Me, But I Still Have Fake @SteveJobs

first_imgRelated Posts Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… mike melanson I went to bed last night and noticed my inbox was overflowing with notices from Twitter that I had new followers – 71 new followers to be exact. By the time I woke up yesterday morning there were 21 more. Today, there are even more. I was confused at first, but then I realized what it must be – that fake Steve Jobs Twitter account I made follow me using the “accept @username” bug on Monday.If you weren’t around on Monday and closely paying attention to the tech world, then you might have missed it. There was a bug on Twitter that allowed any user to simply tweet “accept @username” and that person would automatically begin following you. It was a blast. People ran around getting whoever they could think of, from President Barack Obama to Bill Gates to Conan O’Brien, to follow them. The bug was that an SMS code, normally used by those with private accounts to accept new followers using their phone, had this unexpected force-follow functionality. It had been originally found in Turkey days earlier by a 17-year-old named Bora Kirca but didn’t make it to the mainstream until Monday morning.Once Twitter got wind of the situation, they began working on the bug. At one point, everyone’s follower/following count was reset to zero, the Twitter-verse went crazy, and then it all seemed to go back to normal. We watched as one celebrity after another unfollowed us and their following numbers slowly dropped back to pre-bug levels. But that’s all we were really paying attention to – the big celebrities we had followed. Twitter’s last update on the cleanup said that it had finished its cleanup and the rest was up to you:We’ve finished our cleanup of the spurious followings generated a result of this bug. If you are still seeing folks you are following who you didn’t choose to follow, please use the block or unfollow tools to remedy.According to Twitter spokesperson Sean Garrett, the fix was a “programmatic rollbak where we had a high-level of certainty of forced follows.”“Since users can manually unfollow, we erred on the side of not dissolving ‘real’ relationships. The reality is that verified users had the bulk of the rollbacks but certainly not all,” explained Garrett. “Regardless of how we fixed the situation, this obviously never should have happened in the first place, and we are working hard to make sure that this type of thing doesn’t happen again.”So if you’re finding that there’s this crazy spam Twitter account that you’re now following that’s clogging up your client, you might not be crazy – Twitter might have missed it. For me, though, it looks like me and good old fake Steve Jobs are pals and I’ll continue to reap the follows of people who think I’m important enough to be one of six people the real Steve Jobs would follow. Tags:#NYT#twitter#web center_img The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

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An ISP Offers A Cloud for India – More Like AOL, Less Like the Open Web

first_imgRelated Posts We are winding down the long holiday weekend here in the United States but on the other side of the world, the news cycle is in full gear.And so the story about a new cloud service in India caught our attention as it demonstrates how the cloud is reaching millions of people who have no access to a computer nor a credit card. It also is illustrative of how the cloud will be more for a global community of mobile users who access a service that is more like AOL than the open Web.Sify Technologies is a a large Indian Internet service provider. It’s so large that it is planning to lay undersea cable between Delhi and Singapore for better connected networks between India and the economically powerful city state.The company is a powerhouse on par with our very largest telecommunications companis in the United States. But its customers do not live in suburban tract houses with desktops and laptops for Mom, stepdad and the kids. The Sifi customer has a mobile phone.They go to cyber cafes to connect to the Internet. They live in rural communities.And so that is why Sifi is launching “Sify mylife,” a suite of cloud-based applications for the millions of people in India who do not own computers nor have Internet access. It’s an interesting play as the service leverages the cloud but in many ways is more akin to the American Online we knew in the mid-1990s. It seems fitting that millions of people would be drawn to a service that give them access to the Internet. Just like AOL did, millions of people can get access to the Sify service. But now the availability is of a different flavor with SaaS type services such as spreadsheet applications and word processing.Sify will offer the service through its network of 1,200 cyber cafes. The cafes are operated as a franchise. They use the company’s broadband connections for Internet access. Sify will also offer a hardware device to other cyber cafes in India that will be equipped with the software. That gives the service additional significance. Again, as we have seen before, hardware is becoming so affordable that to create a branded device makes sense as a way to create a controlled experience in the cloud. We’re in the first generation of cloud-based devices that will serve as ways to conduct commerce all within the network of one provider, not the open Web.According to Computerworld, the cloud service will offer applications that allows people to purchase travel tickets, entertainment and educational services. People may use Sify to pay bills online without using credit cards.. How? Customers will pay cash to the people running the cyber cafe, making it a viable service for the millions of people in India who do not have credit cards or do not feel comfortable with paying online a credit The service is targeted at the large number of people who do not have credit cards or aren’t comfortable making credit card payments online.Computerworld:“About 52 million urban Indians were active internet users in September last year, according to a report released jointly by the internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), and research firm IMRB International. Active users are defined as those who used the Internet at least once a month. About 37 percent of these users accessed the Internet through cyber cafés, according to the report. The percentage of people who use cyber cafés is expected to be higher in rural areas.” Sify will also team with software developers to launch storage services and applications on the platform.The Sify mylife service is a contrast to how the cloud is being marketed in the United States. Consumer services like Sify became obsolete with the advent of the open Web. But in India, the Internet is not as widely accessed as it is here in the United States. But people still do want to use online services. Sify may very well fill that gap. alex williams A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#cloud#cloud computing#news#saas last_img read more

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