Monthly Archives: February 2016

Abraham Attah wins best actor prize at 2016 Spirit Awards

“Spotlight” took home top honors at the 2016 Spirit Awards, winning best feature, best director, best screenplay, best editing and best ensemble. Brie Larson took home the prize for best lead female for her performance in A24’s “Room” while Abraham Attah won the best actor prize for his portrayal of a child soldier in the Netflix drama “Beasts of No ...

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Huge win for Clinton in South Carolina

Hillary Clinton has secured a big win over Bernie Sanders in the South Carolina primary, the latest battleground in the race to be Democratic presidential nominee. Victory for Mrs Clinton was widely expected but it gives her momentum ahead of the “Super Tuesday” primaries in 11 states this week. “Tomorrow this campaign goes national,” she told cheering supporters. Mr Sanders ...

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Ghana likely to suffer shortage of natural water – Minister

Natural supply of water is at risk of depletion if measures are not taken early to arrest the growing rate of the reduction caused by natural and human factors, Dr Kwaku Agyemang-Mensah, Minister of Water Resources has warned. Some factors responsible for the reduction are catchment degradation due to farming along water banks, climate change and seasonal variability and increasing ...

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Ghana wins Global Innovation Competition Award

Ghana’s Climate Smart Integrated Flood Management project has won the Global Innovation Competition (GIC) award aimed at creating a platform for innovations and inspirational ideas that address governance, inclusion and accountability. The project, which will combine simple forecasting and early warning systems for citizens with longer-term data gathering around flood prone areas to support city planners, won a cash award ...

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Fulani herdsmen kill two farmers at Agogo

There is a growing concern about insecurity among residents of Agogo and its surrounding villages following the killing of two Sissala resident farmers at Abrewanko last Friday. The two were gunned down by people suspected to be Fulani herdsmen while on their farm. Abrewanko is one of the communities in the Asante Akim North district in the Ashanti region. The ...

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NCCE embarks on peace keeping engagements

The National Commission on Civic Education (NCCE) has said it was embarking on a peace keeping engagement in eleven communities to help minimise conflicts in flashpoints areas. The engagement, which started on February 22, would end on March 5, this year, to create the necessary environment for democratic governance to thrive. A statement from the NCCE said the activities were ...

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Otabil’s parable of ONIONS and why Zuckerberg is RICHER THAN GHANA

He is loved by many, loathed by some but few will deny the power of his word. It is infectious! On Saturday, Dr Mensa Otabil Founder of the International Central Gospel Church infected and provoked a mass of young entrepreneurs with yet another  signature performance, a destiny changing motivational message that will linger in the minds of many, for many years ...

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Chelsea fights back to beat Southampton 2-1

Chelsea moved up to 11th after coming back from a goal down to beat Southampton courtesy of a Branislav Ivanovic header. Shane Long headed high for the home side but atoned when he pounced on a Baba Rahman blunder before clipping a shot over keeper Thibaut Courtois. Diego Costa volleyed wide for Chelsea but the visitors equalised when a Cesc ...

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Cancer causing chemicals found in condoms, other household objects

Chemicals in a huge range of household objects such as rubber gloves, condoms and baby dummies can cause cancer , global health chiefs have warned. Scientists from the World Health Organisation have concluded that MBT, which is used in rubber manufacturing, should be added to its “encyclopaedia of carcinogens”. The long list of products the substance is in also includes, soft playground ...

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Philip Addison wins Klottey Korley polls

Lawyer Philip Addison has been elected parliamentary candidate for the New Patriotic Party in the Klottey Korley constituency. In a hotly contested election, Saturday, Addison polled 396 to beat his closest contender Nii Noi Nortey who polled 367. Joy News’ Latif Iddris reports Nortey has left the party’s head quarters where the elections were held. Addison in his all white ...

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