Monthly Archives: August 2015

Abedi Pele: Legend urges his sons to ‘deliver’ in England

Ghanaian football legend Abedi “Pele” Ayew has tasked his sons, Andre and Jordan, to make the most of their time in England and achieve success with their respective clubs. Andre started his English football career with a debut goal for Swansea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday while his younger brother Jordan played 67 minutes for his club Aston Villa against ...

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Hords cocoa officially lists on GAX

Indigenous company Hords Cocoa has successfully listed on the Ghana Alternative Exchange (GAX). The listing follows the successful IPO in which the company raised some 4 million cedis through the issuance of 80 million shares at a cost of 5 pesewas per share.The company’s shares were solely written by Gold Coast Securities making them a key shareholder. Speaking to Citi ...

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Massive explosion in China’s Tianjin

A massive explosion has hit China’s northern port city of Tianjin, reportedly injuring scores of people. According to Chinese state media, the explosion occurred when a shipment of explosives blew up at about 23:30 (16:30 GMT). Pictures and video shared on social media showed flames lighting up the sky and damage to nearby buildings. At least 50 people have been ...

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Striking doctors, university teachers, others to lose salaries- GOV’T

Government will not pay the salaries of striking doctors and other public sector workers for the period they have stayed away from work. A statement signed by the Employment Minister Haruna Iddrisu said: “Government wishes to remind all public sector workers of the provisions of the Labour Act 2003 (Act 651), which states among others that a worker on strike “may ...

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The Gift that Matters

1. Give with open eyes and a willing heart.  Not only do children see opportunities to give, but they seize opportunities to give. I’ll never forget that day in Pike Place Market when my daughter walked by the disabled homeless man in a dingy pink cast. She stopped in her tracks and said, “I feel like I need to give ...

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Self-styled pastor brands minors as witches, abuses them

Some teenage girls at Bomase, a village in the Upper Manya Krobo district of the Eastern Region have been forced to drop out of school after they were branded witches by a self-styled pastor. The yet-to-be-identified pastor has blamed the death of some of the residents in the community on the minors. The pastor who is believed to be in ...

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If your school kid comes home neat, don’t be too excited; pediatrician tells parents

For the Ghanaian parent, when a child returns home from school as neat as the kid left, it’s a thumbs up. But according to Pediatrician, Dr. Juliet Tuakli, it could be a red flag. “Where you see a child who clearly has not engaged in the rough and tumble of school, play work or whatever they are supposed to do ...

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1,000 NSS personnel deployed to direct traffic

The National Service Secretariat (NSS) has introduced a new module for this year’s service personnel, which will see them deployed onto the streets to help manage traffic. The module, known as the Urban Traffic Management, is to complement the efforts of the Ghana Police Service in traffic management in the country’s urban centres. A total of 1,000 service personnel have ...

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Future of News: Beyond news applications, what products can newsrooms offer?

All over the world, most newsrooms are now making use of new digital technologies in all facets of their work. The degree of application varies across board. However, without technology these days, news production and distribution is nearly impossible. According to Wired, robots will in the future, not only write news but also produce and recommend news pieces directly; responding ...

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‘Friends of Spio-Garbrah’ denounces press statement criticizing dates for NDC primaries

‘Friends of Spio-Garbrah’ has thrown out a “mischievous” press statement purporting that members of the group are disappointed in the proposed dates for both Presidential and parliamentary primaries of the NDC. “We wish to state categorically that the names indicated as signatories to the press statement have never been part of the Friends of Spio-Garbrah since the formation of the ...

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