Lidl warn customers over over text scam messages

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first_imgLidl have warned customers not to open any texts that appear to be from the retailer as a scam is doing the rounds.The supermarket has tweeted to say any communication people receive through text is definitely a scam.In a message posted on Twitter, the company wrote: “Please do not open any texts that appear to have been sent by Lidl. “As a company we don’t communicate any offers or information to customers via text so anything received via text message is most definitely a scam.“The only offers and competitions we run can be found on our verified social media channels, our app and website.“If you have any concerns regarding suspicious texts which claim to be sent from Lidl, please call our Customer Service team on 1800 201080.”Lidl warn customers over over text scam messages was last modified: July 12th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


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first_imgWhen words fail you, turn to the numbers.Can’t speak for you, but I ran out words halfway through George Kittle’s riotous 39-yard gallop last Sunday, with a Saints defender dangling from his facemask, the final seconds of the game ticking away, putting his team in position for the winning field goal.Kittle catches. He runs. Despite reports to the contrary, he blocks like a fiend.Is that about it? Not even.According to @ESPNStatsInfo, with his 67 receiving yards last Sunday, …last_img


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first_imgYoung leaders at the Youth Caucus debated how to build South Africa’s nation brand as well as ways in which ordinary people could play their part in meeting the goals of the government’s National Development PlanThe future of the country depends on the youth of today, which means their attitudes and thoughts are crucial to building a strong and prosperous nation. To get a deeper understanding of youth and prompt debate and discussion on a range of pertinent issues, as part of Youth Month activities, Brand South Africa hosted a Youth Caucus.Representatives of a number of youth organisations met at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Houghton on 21 June to discuss active citizenry and to heed the government’s call to play a role in the implementation of the National Development Plan (NDP), or Vision 2030. They included One Young World, Spring Age, Global Dignity Club, Junior Chamber International SA, Green Economy Youth, and Young Minds. Delegates spoke about youth matters and voiced their opinions on the way policies could shape the future of the country.LET’S PLAY OUR PARTSithembile Ntombela, Brand South Africa’s Brand Manager, outlined the organisation’s Play Your Part strategy to the young leaders. “Play Your Part is a nationwide campaign created to inspire, empower and celebrate active citizenship in South Africa. It aims to lift the spirit of the nation by inspiring all South Africans to contribute to positive change.”An aim behind Play Your Part was to foster social cohesion through dialogue. “We already have sport as a factor to build social cohesion but we should always be like that and not just get along because of our patriotism to our sports teams.”She said that Brand South Africa’s strategies were always guided by research, and that in a recent poll 77% of respondents said they were proud to be South African. “With bad news outnumbering good news in the media, the Play Your Part TV series is trying to balance the equation by showing ordinary people doing what they can to make the country a better place to live in.”This was why Brand South Africa had partnered with the Sowetan newspaper, Ntombela explained. The partnership would bring to the public the Sowetan/Play Your Part Dialogues, as well as South Africa The Good News.About the National Development Plan, Ntombela said: “By 2030, the country seeks to eliminate poverty and reduce inequality. We seek a country wherein all its citizens have the capabilities to grasp the ever-broadening opportunities available.”ARTS AND CULTUREAnother point she made was that for investors, arts and culture played an important role in a country’s profile. “The state of our arts and culture speak on a country’s heritage and investors love a country with a strong heritage, according to research we have done.”Brand South Africa would now be using sport and religion to try to foster active citizenry, she added.Ntombela’s presentation prompted a range of questions from delegates, such as: How do you inspire brand buy-in? How do you get big business to buy into Brand South Africa’s vision? How will Brand South change the fact that there were certain alcoholic beverages, like Castle, that are synonymous with a united South Africa?Despite challenges and setbacks, South Africa has managed to double its economy (GDP) over the past 20 years says Leigh-Gail Petersen, a Brand South Africa researcherCOMPETITIVENESSSouth Africa ranked at 53 on the World Economic Forum Global Competitive Index, the second highest spot out of a Brics (The country grouping that features Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) country. With this in mind, Leigh-Gail Petersen, a Brand South Africa researcher, spoke about nation branding.“Nation branding aims to measure, build and manage the reputation of countries. Some approaches applied, such as an increasing importance on the symbolic value of products, have led countries to emphasise their distinctive characteristics,” she said. “The branding and image of a nation-state and the successful transference of this image to its exports is just as important as what they actually produce and sell.”A national perceptions audit had found that 91% of the population was proud to be South African, while 95% had a sense of belonging to the country. “According to this audit, 82% of South African youth want to be involved in the improving of South Africa’s population but do not know how to be.”Petersen pointed out that South Africa ranked 41 out of 189 worldwide when it came to ease of doing business, but only 61% of people where familiar with doing business in the country. “Out of the 61% who are familiar with doing business in South Africa, only 32% are current investors in the country.”She added that the top sectors associated with South Africa were mining, hospitality and tourism. “The media, especially TV and radio, are sources of negative information regarding the country and that affects the country’s competitiveness.”Despite all these setbacks, Petersen added, South Africa had managed to double its gross domestic product in the last 20 years.last_img read more


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first_imgBy his sheer grit and determination, a poor teenage boy from a remote village in Jodhpur district of Rajasthan has won laurels by getting prizes and awards, thanks to his teachers’ guidance and an educational quality support programme honing his skills.High scoresFifteen-year-old Dharma Ram has excelled in both academics and extra-curricular activities, winning prizes in athletics, kabaddi and inter-school arts competitions, in addition to scoring high marks in his science subject. He is at present a student of Class X at the Government Senior Secondary school in Dhandhaniya Bhaila village.Financial hurdlesDharma started his education at the age of six years in his native Jati Bandhu village, when his family was struggling to make ends meet. His father was working at a stone quarry and mother was battling the last stage of cancer.During his early days in school, Dharma’s teachers sensed his thirst for knowledge and encouraged him to polish his talent. The young boy’s confidence and resolution grew with the passage of time. In addition to his keen interest in science, he emerged as an all-rounder student.Dharma lost his mother to cancer and his father quit his daily job at the mines due to failing health, while the family survived on occasional stints at the stone quarries. Despite such tough conditions, Dharma has excelled in academics and won several medals at the State-level science quiz competitions.Science teacher Dharma told The Hindu from Dhandhaniya Bhaila village that he aspires to be a science teacher. He is getting help from the Satya Bharti Quality Support Programme, which covers his school. His family comprising two brothers, a sister and father continues to face financial hurdles.Represents schoolThe young boy has recently won first prize in a State-level science exhibition organised by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. He was also sent to represent his school at a State-level science quiz competition, where he won the third prize and was encouraged to continue pursuing his aspirations in the field of science.School principal Lalit Kumar said Dharma, consistently a topper in his class, was preparing hard for his examinations due next month.last_img read more


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first_imgVillagers stumbled upon a rare and beautiful idol of Mahavira, believed to be dating back to the 9th-10th century AD while levelling a field at the Parahata village in Odisha’s Jagatsinghpur district. Villagers installed the three-feet-high idol, discovered five days ago, in the village temple. A couple of years ago, a one-foot high statue of the Buddha made of red brass was also found while a farmer was tilling his field.“A contractor required soil to level a canal road passing through our village. Bhaguni, a villager, volunteered to even out his field. When the bucket teeth of the earthmover hit some hard substance, we advised the earthmover’s operator not to apply force. Then we carefully dug the area around the statue and brought it out,” said Parahata villager Bhawani Panda.Villagers say they have come across many earthen pots and other unrecognisable earthen items while levelling the field. They wonder if a proper excavation would reveal more.“The idol is in standing position on a lotus pedestal. We generally find single idols of Mahavira. Statues with images of deities as well as devotees carved on stone were widely in circulation in the 9th-10th century AD,” said Sunil Patnaik, archaeologist with the Odisha Institute of Maritime and South-East Asian Studies.last_img read more