Monthly Archives: April 2015

Stephen Appiah hit the road ahead of testimonial match

Former Black Stars captain, Stephen Appiah, as part of preparations towards his testimonial match, participated in an intense two-hour aerobics session as  he joined the Accra Works Out held at the Accra Sports Stadium last Saturday. According to Appiah, the programme was the best way to improve his stamina for his final game slated for June 27 at the Accra ...

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Mahama reiterates intention to fix power situation

The President, John Mahama on Saturday renewed his intention to fix the power situation. He said this in an address read for him by the Minister of Education, Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang at the April Session of the 19th Congregation of the University of Education, Winneba on Saturday. President Mahama said “during the State of the Nation Address, I made ...

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Afari-Gyan talks of retirement

The Chairman of the Electoral Commission (EC), Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, has indicated that he will retire very soon and might not be able to dig deep into the electoral reform recommendations of the Electoral Reforms Committee. He has, however, expressed the hope that whoever takes over from him would continue with the exercise. Dr Afari-Gyan said this on Friday when ...

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Ghanaians asked to set up more businesses

The Executive Chairman of Jospong and Zoomlion Group of Companies, Dr Joseph Siaw Agyepong, has urged Ghanaians to venture into businesses to help boost the economy. He explained that the current economic indicators, specifically, the depreciation of the cedi against major trading currencies was increasingly making international trading difficult. Speaking at the Second Bezalel Conference organised by the Men’s Ministry ...

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Legon acquires software to detect plagiarism

The University of Ghana has deployed software under its current e-Learning platform that detects plagiarism in all forms, from class assignments to project works and other academic work. The software which is part of the university’s e-Learning management system called Sakai is aimed at enhancing original thought among students and promoting excellent academic work. The Dean of Distance Learning of ...

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Nepal earthquake: Tent cities spring up for displaced

Tent cities have sprung up for those displaced by the earthquake in Nepal, which is now reported to have killed some 2,500 people. Many Kathmandu residents lost their homes as a result of the tremor. And others are afraid to return home – especially after strong aftershocks hit the region on Sunday. It is estimated that hundreds of thousands of ...

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Bayern Munich: Pep Guardiola’s side win 25th Bundesliga title

Bayern Munich clinched their third consecutive Bundesliga title courtesy of Wolfsburg’s 1-0 loss to Borussia Monchengladbach. Pep Guardiola’s side beat Hertha Berlin 1-0 on Saturday to put them within sight of the title. Wolfsburg had to beat Gladbach, who move up to third, to make Bayern wait another week for their 25th title, but lost to an injury-time Max Kruse ...

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Deutsche Bank profit hit by legal costs

Deutsche Bank has reported a sharp fall in profits after setting aside €1.5bn ($1.6bn; £1.1bn) to cover legal costs and regulatory fines. Net income for the first three months of the year was €559m, down by a half on a year earlier. Revenue rose by almost a quarter to €10.4bn. The bank had already disclosed it had set aside the ...

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How to protect your kids from too much screen time

Everywhere you look these days, whether at the mall, restaurants or grocery stores, you see kids hunched over screens, eyes glazed over and entranced by the flashing lights. It’s no surprise that they’re becoming just as obsessed with gadgets as we are, considering how much screen time they’re getting. According to a study by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, kids ...

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COCOBOD scholarships for children of farmers increased

COCOBOD has increased its scholarships to the children of cocoa farmers in various public Senior High Schools (SHS) from 3,500 to 5,000 students annually. The increment is to enable more children of cocoa farmers to have access to secondary education, and it takes effect from the 2014/15 academic year. The Deputy Administrative Manager of COCOBOD Scholarship Scheme, Joe Baah announced ...

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