Monthly Archives: August 2015

Chelsea to launch appeal against Thibaut Courtois’ red card

The action that resulted in the red card for the Belgian  Chelsea will appeal against the sending off of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois during their opening day draw against Swansea. Courtois was sent off for taking down Swansea’s Bafetimbi Gomis just inside the penalty area, with the Swans converting the penalty to score the goal that earned them a 2-2 draw. ...

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Tough business environment hits bank profits

The current challenging business environment has negatively affected the profits of some listed banks for first half of this year. For the first time in long while, some of the banks listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) saw earnings decline, while some even recorded a loss. UT leads the pack with a 30.6 million Ghana cedis loss. Three other ...

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Greece closer to bailout deal – Greek Finance Minister

Greece only has minor details to be ironed out with its creditors to reach a bailout deal, according to Greek finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos. “Two or three small issues,” are pending with lenders, Reuters quoted Mr Tsakalotos as saying. An agreement is needed keep the country in the eurozone and avert bankruptcy. Earlier, Reuters quoted a Greek official as saying ...

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Flagstaff House ranked 10th most beautiful Presidential Palace in the world

Ghana’s Flagstaff House has been ranked the 10th most beautiful Presidential Palace in the world. This was compiled by theestle.net. The Flagstaff House was completed in 2008 under former President John Agyekum Kuffuor’s administration. 1. White House, Washington D.C. (United States) The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States, located in ...

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Mahama to award 107 YES applicants on Wednesday

President John Dramani Mahama will on Wednesday present cash awards to 107 applicants for the Youth Enterprise Support (YES) programme. The YES fund is a programme initiated by government in 2014 with GH¢10 million seed money to assist young Ghanaians between the ages of 18 -35 with creative and innovative business ideas with capital support and mentoring to realize their ...

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Minister Ike nominated for 2015 African Entertainment Awards

Gospel recording artiste, Minister Ike has been nominated for the 2015 African Entertainment Awards. The musician received the nomination in the “Best Gospel Artiste” category and he is up against other African artistes such as Icha Kavons (Congo), Focus Way, Foluke (Nigeria) and Meezy Musik (Congo) for the award. Apart from eyeing the prestigious African Entertainment Awards, 18k golden statue ...

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The growing beads economy; truly African, proudly Ghanaian

Fashion has grown from only wearing the most expensive clothing or carrying the most gorgeous handbag to what these accessories are actually made of. People now pay for their clothes or accessories depending on the amount of time spent in making them and the kind of material used in making them. Increasingly, women – especially Africans – want to be ...

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Don’t judge Ofori Amponsah; life as a gospel artiste is difficult – Lord Kenya

Award winning hiplife artiste turned evangelist, Lord Kenya, has asked the public not to be quick in judging highlife artiste, Ofori Amponsah, on his decision to return to secular music. According to the one time Heavyweight Rap Champion, it will be wrong for him or anyone to “wrongly label” the Otoolege singer without considering the “spiritual complications” he may have ...

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Private health insurers consider premium hikes

Private health insurance providers are seriously considering hiking premiums significantly in a bid to stay afloat in an industry that is drowning in import inflation caused by the strong dollar. The providers, 23 of them with close to 200,000 subscribers, are still adjusting to shockwaves set off by the depreciating cedi, energy and utility costs which they claim have swallowed ...

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10 killed in stampede at India temple

A stampede outside a Hindu temple early on Monday killed at least 10 pilgrims in eastern India with others injured in the crush of up to 150,000 people, a police officer said. The stampede at the Baidyanath Jyotirlinga temple in the state of Jharkhand erupted after pilgrims surged towards the building shortly after the doors opened, the officer told AFP. ...

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