Monthly Archives: August 2015

10 THINGS EVERY GIRL SHOULD KNOW BEFORE TYING THE KNOT

Many girls dream of fairy-tale weddings and wedded bliss with the man of their dreams, but many are disappointed when they find out the truth about marriage. We don’t want to put anyone off getting married; being in a happy marriage is wonderful, but there are a few home truths that you should know before you tie the knot. What ...

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Raw exports cause of cedi depreciation – Currency analyst

Currency analyst Sammy Ampah has said government’s failure to add value to its major exports is a reason for the continuing depreciation of the cedi. This comes on the back of comments by former President John Agyekum Kufuor that the cedi is fast losing its value because Ghana is almost an import-dependent economy. Minority spokesperson on Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie ...

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Instagram images no longer all square

Facebook-owned image-sharing platform Instagram is allowing its 300 million users to post landscape and portrait videos and pictures for the first time. Until now, images shared via the site could only be uploaded in a square format. Disney, maker of the new Star Wars film, has already taken advantage of yesterday’s change to upload a landscape-orientated teaser video. Instagram recently ...

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Ghana’s teacher education curriculum questioned

A lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) is calling for an overhaul of the country’s teacher education curriculum. Head of Integrated Art and Rural Industry Department, Osei Boahin, says what pertains presently does not encourage innovation among trainees. He noted the rigidity of teacher trainee curriculum is affecting their delivery in classroom as teachers. “These people ...

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Nkonya, Alavanyo curfews extended for assembly elections

The Minister of the Interior has on the advice of the Volta Regional Security Council and by Executive Instrument renewed the Curfew hours imposed on Alavanyo and Nkonya Townships from 6:00pm to 6:00am effective Friday 28th August, 2015. In view of the District Level Elections, the Curfew hours for only Tuesday, 1st September 2015 will be observed from 7:00pm to 6:00am. A statement issued by the Ministry indicated that ...

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Usain Bolt on track for more gold after Jamaica lead relay qualifiers

Usain Bolt remained on course to win a third gold medal at the 15th world athletics championships on Saturday when Jamaica easily qualified for the final of the men’s 4×100 metres relay. Bolt did not run in Saturday’s morning heats but will take his place in the evening finals after his team mates set the fastest qualifying time at Beijing’s ...

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Northern Regional Minister pulls out of NDC parliamentary race

In a surprise turn of event, the Northern Regional Minister Alhaji Muniru Limuna has pulled out of the National Democratic Congress’ parliamentary primary race. The Minister’s Campaign Coordinator Swalisu Bistarco confirmed the his withdrawal to Joy News’ Northern Regional correspondent Hashmin Mohammed. Unconfirmed reports suggest that the Minister was ordered to step down by President Mahama. Mr Bistarco said he and the ...

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Why education prepares us to fail by Juliet Asante

About five years ago, I made a decision to spend more time outside my home country. A number of things had culminated into this decision. Feeling burnt out and alarmed, I packed my bags and with my daughter, took a sabbatical so to speak. My predominant feeling at the time was despair. I was a misfit. I felt misunderstood and ...

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Four arrests over Austria lorry deaths

Hungarian police say they have arrested four people over the discovery of the bodies of 71 migrants, thought to be Syrian, in a lorry in Austria. Three of those arrested are Bulgarian and one is Afghan. The victims included 59 men, eight women and four children who are thought to have been dead for about two days. The decomposing bodies ...

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Airtel thrills staff, premier customers at Bananas & Groundnuts premiere

Airtel Ghana, Telecommunication giant, has partnered with Roverman Productions once again to bring a mind boggling but hilarious live theater performance called ‘Bananas and Groundnuts’ to Airtel’s valued premier customers. Bananas and Groundnut tells the story of Ade, an intelligent young woman who wins a huge case at work but instead of bringing with it good tidings, her victory will ...

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