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Arrangements and academic calendar for the first semester of the 2017/2018 academic year of the University of Cape Coast has been revised.

Former Executive Director of the Centre for Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems of University of Ghana, Legon, Professor Emmanuel Amamoo Otcher has revealed that Ghana will experience partial eclipse of the sun in the afternoon on August 21.

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights.

Minister of Health - Kwaku Agyemang Manu

Campus News

The Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyemang Manu says time has come for government to probe areas monies charged at hospital facilities go.

He said this in response to a question posed in connection with payment of hospital bills when he interacted with health workers at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital on Wednesday.

Mr. Agyemang Manu explained that since the end of the cash and carry system, government gets no revenue from the health services sector although the health facilities continue to charge patients.

The General Secretary of the Ghana National Association of Teachers, {GNAT}, Daniel Ofori Acheampong, has said that government has failed to take concerns of teachers into the proposed implementation of the teacher licensing regime.

He noted the due processes to be followed for the implementation of license are been ignored by the National Teachers Council.

Mr. Ofori Acheampong speaking on the Atlantic wave on ATL FM on Wednesday emphasized that their concern as teachers is not the fear of failure of the proposed exam. Rather, the need to know the criteria on which they would be examined.

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Campus News

The Central Regional Population Officer, Augustine Jongtey, has indicated that the increased adoption of family planning by people in the region would drastically reduce the pressure on the provision of primary education and public health services, as well as help prevent unemployment.

According to him, the region holds the unenviable position of the highest childbearing average of 5 as compared to that of the country which is 4.

Mr. Jongtey said though Central Region has the highest contraceptive prevalence rate in the country, the region still needs to adapt to bringing up smaller family sizes.

Members of the University Teachers Association of Ghana {UTAG} UCC chapter have in a successful election elected the Head of Department of Communication Studies UCC, Dr. Eric Opoku Mensah as their President.

The acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), Mrs Mimi Darko told the Committee that the FDA has since last year stopped registering body creams with bleaching agents.

Hydroquinine is an agent that causes bleaching. Scientists have conducted several studies to prove the agent can cause skin cancer.

Answering questions posed by the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Mr James Avedzi, on what the FDA was doing about bleaching creams, Mrs Mimi Darko said a lot had been done.

The Auditor-General, Mr Daniel Yao Domelevo, thinks that Ghana’s current asset declaration regime was a joke.

According to him, the system as it stands makes room for asset concealment and wondered why it cannot be done online.

He was speaking at an Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) organised roundtable discussion in Accra on asset declaration and its role in fighting corruption.

An Accountant at the Western Regional Office of the Nurses and Midwifery Council has reportedly embezzled GHc115,882.00.

Gilbert Kwasi Mensah Addision, who used the money for his personal benefit reportedly forged pay-in slips to steal the money.

He told the police he used the money to build a garage, a living room and a store room, reports Graphic Online’s Mabel Aku Baneseh.

A staff at the Pharmacy Council Marian Torjagbo failed to serve her bond after returning from a Master's degree program she completed in Atlanta, US on account of the public purse.

Marian Torjagbo, an Inspecting Pharmcist, took an unearned monthly salary of approxiamately ¢1,675 while on study leave pursing a Masters in Public Health Information

The Pharmacy Council calculates that their staff received 58,522 cedis between July 2010 and  September 2013 when she was away.

A 16 year old girl who was allegedly abducted by some unknown persons at Bronyibima New site, a suburb of Elmina, is now in safe hands after she was discovered by a search party led by her father, Kojo Annan.

The girl who was reported lost, on Tuesday 15th August around 4:00pm was later found lying unconscious with a towel tied around her head at around 9:30 pm Tuesday evening.

The aunt of the victim, Rita Arthur, narrating the incident to ATL FM News, said around 4PM Tuesday late afternoon, the victim sort permission to attend to nature’s call at a near public toilet with her siblings.

A ghastly head-on collision by two vehicles Wednesday evening at Kikam in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region has left at least four persons feared dead.

The two vehicles went up in flames after one of them, a bus running on gas, rammed into a passenger vehicle, eye witnesses say.

A local journalist, Lydia Mensah, reports the flames have been totally doused.

Director of National Sports Authority, Robert Sarfo Mensah has encouraged the players of the Ghana National Under 17 team ahead of their impending World Cup in India.

The NSA boss visited the team at their camp in Prampram and took time to boost their morale after presenting fruits and other items to them.

Jose Mourinho is in the running for FIFA's coach of the year award - won last year by Claudio Ranieri - after his debut season with Manchester United.

After winning three trophies at the club, including the Europa League, League Cup and Community Shield, the Portuguese is up against the world's top bosses.

Other nominees included Tottenham manager Maurico Pochettino after leading his side to second in the Premier League.

Ghana international Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu is set to become a father for the first time, the 26-year-old has revealed.

The midfielder made it known during an interview saying “my wife is pregnant; I’m expecting the baby.”

The 30th Inter Regional Senior High School Sports festival began today in Cape Coast. The various disciplines of the festival are hosted at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium and the Adisadel park in Cape Coast.

Ghana international Emmanuel Okyere Boateng has signed a four year deal with Spanish La Liga side Levante from Portuguese side Moreirense.

The Black starlet of Ghana coach Paa Kwesi Fabin has predicted that his side will win the 2017 FIFA U17 World Cup in India.

Highlife musician Akasanoma, now Tayo, has blamed a fellow colleague artiste as the cause of his downfall in the music industry.

In an interview with KMJ on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM, he claimed that the artiste, who has gone missing, took him to spiritualists to jeopardise his career.

Communications Officer for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Solomon Nkansah admits that while the party has neglected veteran Highlife musician Jewel Ackah, it is not deliberate.

According to him, the musician feels neglected because the party’s immediate focus is to reorganize itself to come back into power.

Awards signify recognition of excellence, a reward of an outstanding feat, or a public acknowledgement that inspires one to impact their societies with their exceptional skill and talents.

Since 2011, RTP Awards has rewarded patriots and key individuals in this country who were largely ignored in spite of the fact that they have the loudest and most popular voices in this country.

One thing is certain in Ghana’s Showbiz circles, accolades, big titles and claims of been originators of words and dance moves.

The latest to join the group with accolades is the man from Takoradi and signed onto High Grade Family, Kofi Kinaata.

There’s always that girl you wish had never left your life and for American singer and dancer Chris Brown, that could be Rihanna.

Years after the two broke up, Chris Brown is still not over Rihanna as he left an interesting emoji on Rihanna’s new pictures on Instagram.

Well, Chris seem be missing Rihanna and the only way to make it possible at the moment is to leave comments on her images on Instagram.

Check out his latest eye popping emoji used on a Rihanna post.

 

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The actor, who was a guest on Tuesday night's "Late Show," confirmed to host Stephen Colbert that he will return to the role as the super spy in the upcoming, and yet untitled, 25th Bond film.

"Now, you've been reported to play the role of James Bond again," Colbert said to Craig, who said he has been pretty coy about if he would return. "We could use some good news here. Daniel Craig, will you return as James Bond?"

Mr Samuel Awuku

Politics

The Youth Organiser of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Samuel Awuku, has charged the government to, as a matter of urgency, quicken the pace of solving the unemployment situation in the country.

Mr Awuku said the teeming unemployed youth were losing their patience, thus the government must move beyond the “paper talk and create jobs”.

The NPP youth leader was speaking at this year’s National Youth Authority’s (NYA) International Youth Day seminar.

The Minister of Monitoring and Evaluation, Dr Anthony Akoto Osei has expressed concern about the number of commercial banks in Ghana and said they were too many.

He has therefore suggested the consolidation of smaller banks into bigger ones that are financially robust arguing that for a country like Ghana, with its population, the over 30 commercial banks were too many.

In a radio interview with Accra based Class FM on Tuesday, Dr Akoto Osei said: “too much liberalization has gotten us where we are and you need to have a capacity to supervise them.”

The Minority Members in Parliament have called for a bi-partisan investigation to be instituted into circumstances that led to the collapse of UT and Capital banks.

According to the minority spokesperson on Finance, Mr Cassiel Ato Forson, government needs to probe the matter in order to give Ghanaians assurances that their deposits are safe.

His comments followed the takeover of the two banks by the GCB Bank on Monday following an announcement by the Bank of Ghana it had withdrawn the licenses of the two banks which were struggling to operate financially.

Ghana’s former president - Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings

Politics

Ghana’s former president Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings has in an address in Nigeria called for a paradigm shift in the fight against corruption to ensure that it does not create undue hardship on the people.

Mr. Rawlings, speaking with particular reference to Nigeria, said corruption had eaten so deep into the fabric of society that the quest to clean up seems to rather create hardship instead of reducing the cost of living.

“A new way may have to be devised to fight this kind of corruption without creating undue hardship for our people,” the former President said, when he delivered keynote remarks at a lecture organized by the University of Ibadan Alumni Association (UIAA), at the Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti in Nigeria on Tuesday.

Former Attorney general - Martin Amidu

Politics

Former Attorney general Martin Amidu has accused former President John Mahama of refusing to pay him his end-of-service benefits as a minister, despite a court order to do so.

According to him, the former president treated him that way because of his disclosures on the illegal judgment debt payment to businessman Alfred Woyome by the erstwhile NDC government.

The opposition Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has charged the Akufo-Addo government to sit up and deliver the jobs they promised the youth of Ghana.

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Social media giant Facebook has made a move into dedicated video, pitting it against YouTube and TV networks.

Users will soon see a new Watch tab that will offer a range of shows, some of which have been funded by the social network

Watch will be personalised so that users can discover new shows, based on what their friends are watching.

It's not always easy to spot a bad workplace before you take a job, but it should become evident pretty quickly once you are on board.

That unfortunately means that you'll only realize your mistake after you have made it -- but all is not lost.

Think of a job in a bad workplace as a means to an end. It may not be the situation you want to work in, but the experience you gain still counts. It's also important to remember that just because many, if not most, employees have a bad experience at a company, that doesn't mean that you will too.

Agyemang Frimpong Samuel - CEO, Africana Market

Articles

Ghanaian youth in recent times have raced entrepreneurship to the next level. Students on tertiary campus are pursuing entrepreneurial ventures while pursuing their education. Some of these business ventures include multimedia services [photography and videography], tech startups [all categories of blogging], beauty and make-up, retail of basic student feeding essentials [‘provisions’] and fashion lines [sales of clothes, shoes and bags].

One of such fashion and hand-craft brand making waves on the University of Cape Coast Campus is the ”Africana Market’’.

Mr Samuel Awuku

Politics

The Youth Organiser of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Samuel Awuku, has charged the government to, as a matter of urgency, quicken the pace of solving the unemployment situation in the country.

Mr Awuku said the teeming unemployed youth were losing their patience, thus the government must move beyond the “paper talk and create jobs”.

The NPP youth leader was speaking at this year’s National Youth Authority’s (NYA) International Youth Day seminar.