Monthly Archives: August 2016

Uber lost at least $1.27bn in first half of 2016

Ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies lost at least $1.27bn before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization in the first six months of 2016, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. The subsidies Uber grants its drivers was the main reason for the loss, finance head Gautam Gupta told investors in a quarterly conference call, Bloomberg said, citing sources. Uber, ...

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Benitez responds to transfer links to Christian Atsu

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez is refusing to answer whether they are set to sign Chelsea ace Christian Atsu but insists they want to grab a winger before the transfer window shuts. Despite the Spanish manager’s evasiveness, his revelation that they are keen on a winger shows that indicates they are interested in the Ghana international winger. The 24-year-old has been ...

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Italy earthquake: Day of national mourning for victims

A day of national mourning has begun in Italy for the almost 300 people who died when a powerful earthquake hit mountainous central regions. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is due to attend state funerals for victims from Arquata, one of the worst-hit towns. A state of emergency has been declared in affected areas and €50m (£42m) in funds pledged for ...

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St Patrick Catholic Church marks 40th milestone

The Saint Patrick Catholic Church situated within the religious enclave of Atomic Energy, Kwabenya, would tomorrow celebrate its 40th anniversary, with a dedication of the church’s new chapel and the consecration of its altar. Most Rev. Charles Gabriel Palmer-Buckle, the Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra, is billed to celebrate the occasion. Based on the theme: “Building a New Saint Patrick after ...

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Twenty-two Ghanaians awarded Chevening scholarship

Ibrahim Oppong Kwarteng, a Broadcast Journalist with the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, is among 22 Ghanaians awarded Chevening Scholarship to pursue a one-year post-graduate studies in the United Kingdom. Others are Rebecca Kwei of Graphic Communications Group Limited, Theodore Fiamegu, Naa Ayeleysu Quaynor-Mettle, Cornelius Otoo, Annie Flora Mills, Jennifer Asare, Mary Agoriwo, Joseph Aduku, Bright Oduro and Enoch Quaye. They would ...

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Hawks don’t appreciate the dance of a hen – Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama has described his critics who say Ghana is in a crisis as hawks who will never appreciate anything good by his administration. He said Ghana cannot be in a crisis and that those whoa re claiming that the country is in a crisis are elements who will never appreciate the good performance of his government. Speaking ...

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I’ll consider giving Sarkodie 50% shares in UT Bank – Kofi Amoabeng

The founder and chief executive officer of UT Bank and the president of its parent, UT Holdings, Prince Kofi Amoabeng says rapper Sarkodie is his very good friend. The 64-year-old on Accra FM’s entertainment show with DJ Premiere said he likes the “Adonai” rapper for his good works. He said he has a strong feeling of affection for most of ...

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The 10 Best Kept Secrets to Making a Man Commit to You

While some may be deathly afraid of commitment, all it takes is the right girl with the right moves to make a man consider staying for the long haul. Nowadays, commitment has become so rare. These days, many don’t believe in committing themselves to one relationship. No one really believes in exclusivity anymore. In fact, most people think that commitment ...

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Ghana Premier League Preview: Asante Kotoko vs Berekum Chelsea

Asante Kotoko are bent on beating Berekum Chelsea at Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday to keep their faint title hopes alive. The Porcupine Warriors are four points adrift of the first place on the league table. They need a victory against the Blues to cushion them on their push for the ultimate. New striker Emmanuel Osei won’t be available for ...

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GPRTU fights fuel price deregulation

The Ghana Road Transport Union (GPRTU) of the Trades Union Congress has kicked against the implementation of the second phase of the petroleum price deregulation policy meant to liberalise petroleum pricing by allowing petroleum importers and dealers to fix their own prices at competitive rates. One year into the implementation of phase one of the policy, Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) ...

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