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Lebron James and Kevin Durant draft squad for 2021 NBA All-Star Game

Lebron James and Kevin Durant draft squad for 2021 NBA All-Star GameLeBron Team: Drafts Giannis Antetokounmpo # 1 overall; Stephen Curry, Luka Dončić and Nikola Jokić complete the starting lineup; Durant Team: Drafts Kyrie Irving # 2 overall; Joel Embiid, Kawhi Leonard, Bradley Beal and Jayson Tatum complete the starting lineup; Team LeBron will play for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund; The Durant team will play for the UNCF (United Negro College Fund). Los Angeles Lakers captains LeBron James and Brooklyn Nets captains Kevin Durant have selected the teams for the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, which will be played on Sunday, March 7 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. The Team LeBron and Team Durant rosters were revealed last night during TNT’s presentation of the NBA All-Star Draft (https://bit.ly/3eb16H5). Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo was selected by James with the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA All-Star Draft. Joining Antetokounmpo and James as Team LeBron starters are Golden State Warriors […]

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NBA All-Stars Luka Dončić and Chris Paul to star in 2021 Taco Bell® Skills Challenge

NBA All-Stars Luka Dončić and Chris Paul to star in 2021 Taco Bell® Skills ChallengeNBA (www.NBA.com) All-Stars Julius Randle, Domantas Sabonis and Nikola Vučević in the six-man field; HBCU alumnus Robert Covington to make his Skills Challenge debut; The competition will take place on Sunday, March 7 before the 2021 NBA All-Star Game. NBA All-Stars Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Dončić and Phoenix Suns Chris Paul to show off their vast array of talent in 2021 Taco Bell® Skills Challenge Sunday March 7 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. The Taco Bell® The Skills Challenge will take place before the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, broadcast on TNT. New York Knicks forward Julius Randle, Indiana Pacers forward Domantas Sabonis and Orlando Magic center Nikola Vučević will join Dončić and Paul as 2021 NBA All-Stars on the field. The six-player competition also includes Portland Trail Blazers forward Robert Covington. The 19e Taco Bell® Skills Challenge is an obstacle course competition that tests players’ dribbling, passing, agility and 3-point […]

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Former champions Devin Booker and Stephen Curry lead six NBA All-Stars in 2021 MTN Dew® 3-point contest

Former champions Devin Booker and Stephen Curry lead six NBA All-Stars in 2021 MTN Dew® 3-point contestJaylen Brown, Zach LaVine, Donovan Mitchell and Jayson Tatum in Field, made up entirely of the 2021 NBA All-Stars (www.NBA.com); MTN DEW® Zone returns: two deep shots from 6 feet behind a 3-point line worth three points each; The competition will take place on Sunday, March 7 before the 2021 NBA All-Star Game. Former 3-point contest champions Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors lead a field comprised entirely of the current NBA All-Stars who will compete in the 2021 MTN DEW.® 3-point contest on Sunday, March 7 at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta. The competition will take place before the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, which airs on TNT. The field of six players for the 35e MTN DEW® The 3-point contest also features 2021 NBA stars Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics, Zach LaVine of the Chicago Bulls […]

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Anfernee Simons, Cassius Stanley and Obi Toppin to take flight in 2021 AT&T Slam Dunk

Anfernee Simons, Cassius Stanley and Obi Toppin to take flight in 2021 AT&T Slam DunkThe competition will take place on Sunday March 7 at halftime of the 2021 NBA All-Star Game (www.NBA.com); Five former Slam Dunk champions to serve as judges: Dee Brown, Jason Richardson, Josh Smith, Spud Webb and Dominique Wilkins; Final: one Dunk for each finalist and winner determined by the “judges’ choice” instead of the individual score. A new AT&T Slam Dunk champion will be crowned this year as new entrants Anfernee Simons of the Portland Trail Blazers, Cassius Stanley of the Indiana Pacers and Obi Toppin of the New York Knicks battle for the title on Sunday, March 7 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. The 36th AT&T Slam Dunk will take place at halftime of the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, broadcast on TNT and ESPN Radio. AT&T Slam Dunk is part of NBA All-Star 2021, which will take place overnight. TNT’s NBA All-Star coverage on March 7 kicks off […]

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Brooklyn’s Harden and Phoenix’s Paul Main Reserves for 2021 NBA All-Star Game

Brooklyn’s Harden and Phoenix’s Paul Main Reserves for 2021 NBA All-Star GameFirst four star selections from the reserves: Boston’s Brown, LaVine from Chicago, Randle from New York and Williamson from New Orleans; TNT at the NBA Air All-Star Draft on Thursday, March 4 at 8 p.m. ET. Brooklyn Nets goalie James Harden and Phoenix Suns goalie Chris Paul topped the list of 14 players selected by NBA head coaches as a reserve for the 2021 NBA All-Star Game. Harden has been named All -Star for the ninth consecutive year and Paul got his 11e All-Star Selection. The 70e The NBA All-Star game takes place on Sunday, March 7 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta and will be televised by TNT as part of the 2021 NBA All-Star, which will take place overnight. TNT’s NBA All-Star coverage will begin at 5 p.m. ET with TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by CarMax, followed by Taco Bell® Challenge and MTN DEW skills® 3-point contest starting […]

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Mastercard partners MTN to empower millions of African consumers through digital financial inclusion

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Through a Mastercard virtual payment solution linked to MTN Momo ( Mobile Money) wallets, consumers and merchants can engage with brands and businesses abroad through digital commerce, extending their reach to an international marketplace and unlocking a host of opportunities. Across Sub-saharan Africa, mobile devices are the primary channel used to connect to the internet. […] Read Full Story

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Mastercard and MTN empower millions of consumers in Africa to make payments on global platforms, promoting digital financial inclusion

Mastercard and MTN empower millions of consumers in Africa to make payments on global platforms, promoting digital financial inclusionThe partnership will enable millions of MTN customers to pay on global online platforms with a Mastercard virtual payment solution linked to the MTN MoMo wallet. Mastercard’s technology will enable new digital commerce opportunities for consumers and merchants with or without a bank account, through a simple and secure payment experience. The collaboration supports a new wave of financial inclusion through mobile devices, opening up opportunities for millions of people in Africa. ACCRA, Ghana, Feb 19, 2021 – / African Media Agency (AMA) / – Mastercard and MTN today announced a strategic partnership to enable millions of consumers in 16 countries in Africa to securely make global e-commerce payments. Through a Mastercard virtual payment solution linked to MTN MoMo (Mobile Money) wallets, consumers and merchants can interact with brands and businesses abroad through digital commerce, extending their reach to an international market and opening a large amount of opportunities. In […]

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NBA All-Star 2021 will take place on March 7 in Atlanta, supporting the equity efforts of HBCU and COVID-19

NBA All-Star 2021 will take place on March 7 in Atlanta, supporting the equity efforts of HBCU and COVID-19NBA (www.NBA.com) All-Star Game and Skills Competitions Held in One Night for the First Time, With On-Court Action Starting at 6:30 PM ET on TNT; NBA and NBPA to Commit Over $ 2.5 Million to Support HBCUs and Communities Affected by COVID-19; NBA and NBPA establish health and safety protocols for NBA All-Star 2021. The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today that NBA All-Star 2021 will take place on Sunday, March 7 at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, home of the Atlanta Hawks, where the league’s annual worldwide celebration of the game will take place. the one night for the first time, with action on the court starting at 6:30 pm ET on TNT. As part of this year’s events, the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced that they will commit more than $ 2.5 million in funding and resources to Historically Black Colleges and Universities […]

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Yaaay! Fade Ogunro becomes the first African Woman on Cherie Blair’s Foundation Global Campaign Board

Nigerian techpreneur and CEO of  Bookings Africa, Fade Ogunro puts Nigeria on the map with her most recent appointment as a member of the Global Campaign Board for The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, making her the first African and Nigerian woman to become part of the organization’s board. The Foundation was set up by […]

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Mastercard & MTN partners to encourage Consumers to Shop & Pay Online Conveniently

The partnership will enable millions of MTN MoMo customers to pay globally with a Mastercard virtual payment solution linked to MTN MoMo wallet Mastercard’s technology will enable consumers to shop online with or without a bank account, through a simple and secure payment experience Mastercard and MTN today announced a strategic partnership to enable millions […]

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Nigeria to get 1.4m doses of vaccines donated by MTN

The Presidential Task on COVID-19 on Monday said that Nigeria is set to take delivery of 1.4 million doses of vaccines donated by MTN. Speaking at the national briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja, the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said that the first part of the 1.4 million doses would be delivered by end of
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Africa’s first Africa-focused Brand Leadership Academy

Africa’s first Africa-focused Brand Leadership AcademyBrand Africa founder, Thebe Ikalafeng, today announced the launch of the Africa Brand Leadership Academy (ABLA), the first Africa-focused specialist brand leadership academy aimed at sharpening the minds that build brands that build Africa. Every year since 2010, Brand Africa has researched and ranked the best brands in Africa. The Brand Africa 100: Africa’s Best Brands research is conducted independently by Geopoll, Kantar and Brand Leadership. The research, conducted in at least 25 countries, which cover all African economic regions and collectively account for over 80% of the continent’s GDP and population. It is the most comprehensive and objective metric on brands and is published globally every year by African Business around Africa Day, 25 May. Over the past decade, the survey has established that on average, African brands account for only 20% of the brands that Africans admire. Recognizing the need to remedy this challenge, ABLA aims to sharpen the brand leadership capability of established […]

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Telecoms could drive Nigeria’s economy if FG gets out of the way

Nigeria’s telecoms sector has what it takes to continue delivering double-digit growth that will help lift Africa’s biggest economy if the government will taper down on its numerous unfriendly regulations capable of stifling the sector’s potential. Of all the six biggest contributing sectors to Nigeria’s gross domestic product (GDP), five are currently in troubled waters, […] Read Full Story

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MediaTek Helio G Series to Power Gaming Smartphone Experiences for South African Consumers

MediaTek Helio G Series to Power Gaming Smartphone Experiences for South African ConsumersDownload logo MediaTek (www.MediaTek.com), the world’s fourth largest global fabless semiconductor company, today reiterated its commitment towards providing new-age technology solutions to enable the roll out of future ready smartphones in the South African market. MediaTek announced the launch of its premium gaming chip, MediaTek Helio G95, along with its offerings across the spectrum, including G90T, G85, G80, G70, G35, and G25 chips. Aimed at the premium 4G gaming smartphone segment, the semiconductor company has associated with global smartphone brands such as Xiaomi, Oppo and Infinix to launch up to ten premium, feature-rich smartphones, powered by MediaTek Helio G series, in 2021. The powerful MediaTek Helio G95, with enhanced MediaTek HyperEngine gaming technology, features multi-camera support, unrivalled connectivity, and AI Super Resolution for video streams. MediaTek Helio G95 offers gaming enthusiasts faster performance and high-end features like advanced multi-camera photography – up to four cameras with an integrated AI processing […]

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