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Samuel Fiifi Hammond is a remarkable student. Not just because of his in-depth understanding of technical issues but his unwavering determination to break the traditional educational status quo. He is only 22, yet he is pursuing a doctorate at the Newcastle University in Australia.

Samuel, only in 2016 graduated from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) with First Class Honours in Bsc. Construction Technology & Management.

“Since my childhood, I’ve always challenged myself. I set high targets and try to achieve them. Sometimes I win, sometimes I lose. But I believe one thing that keeps me moving on is that I AM NOT COMPLACENT. I don’t easily get satisfied with how things are,” he said.

A team of researchers from the College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, University of Cape Coast, has introduced inmates of the Ankaful Maximum Prison and some farmers in the Komenda Edina Eguafo Abrem (KEEA) Municipal Assembly in the Central Region to 24 varieties of cowpea.

The Cowpea Project which is aimed at identifying high yielding and disease resistant variety will later be released to seed production companies for onward distribution to farmers in Ghana.

It is in the light of this that a “Farmers Field Day” was organised for the Prison Officers, inmates, and some farmers in the KEEA municipality to select their preferred variety of the cowpea.

Chairman of the National Teaching Council, Prof. Eric Nyarko-Sampson says “Central to the Educational enterprise is the teacher”.

“The role of the teacher, we are all aware, is such crucial that no nation can afford to ignore it”, he stated.

Prof. Nyarko-Sampson stated this when he delivered an address at the launch of the 70th anniversary of the Komenda College of Education (Komenco) in Accra.

A Shangai University of Sports delegation has called on the Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the Council Chamber.


Explaining the rationale behind the visit, Dean of the School of Allied Health Sciences (SAHS), Prof. Moses Jojo Eghan said officials from Shangai were at UCC to seek further collaboration in the area of Sports Science and also sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University.

Receiving the visitors, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George K. T. Oduro commended them for taking the decision to collaborate with UCC in the area of Sports Science and hoped it would be extended to other disciplines.

The Winneba High Court on Thursday, December 14, 2017, has ruled on the landmark case brought before it by a private businessman and former assemblyman of Donkoryiam electoral area of Winneba, Supi Kofi Kwayera against the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), Minister of Education as first and second respondents respectively.

The Country Director of Kaimi, a foundation that protects child care in Ghana, Stephen Adongo says the services of institutions for child care are not good enough.

According to him, children in institutions like orphanage homes adopt the culture of such institutions were they lack basic skills for home living and in addition have a lower capacity to learn to develop themselves.

In an exclusive interview on the Atlantic Wave on ATL FM yesterday morning, Mr. Adongo explained the most disadvantaged side of children living in orphanage homes is the lack proper family relationship where they compete for attention from their care givers.

Arrival of Swine flu vaccines to delay – Health Ministry

Local News

The Ministry of Health has indicated that the delivery of vaccines for the H1N1 Influenza Type A to various schools will delay.

Islamic prayer ritual reduces back pain, study finds

Local News

The repetitive physical movements of Muslims during prayer rituals can reduce chances of lower back pain if performed properly, according to new research.

A third-year student of the Zuarungu Senior High School in the Bolgatanga Municipality of the Upper East Region, has been confirmed dead from Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM), bringing the total number of student deaths from the disease in that region alone to three.

The deceased, Rakia Briamah, passed away on Sunday at the Bolgatanga Regional Hospital. Some three other students of the school are also on admission from a suspected case of Cerebrospinal meningitis.

A shameless alleged sex worker was nearly lynched at a funeral in which she was in attendance at Umuduru Village, Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State in the southeastern part of Nigeria after she allegedly had sex with a male mourner openly at the funeral ground.

Police CID launch investigations into "gang rape" video

Local News

The Ghana Police Service says it has set up an investigation team to analyse a video recording of what appears to be a gang rape involving a young lady and at least five men.

Actor Bishop Bernard Nyarko, one of the most talented Kumawood actors has been awarded for his immense contribution and support towards the growth of KNUST’s National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS).

The Flag-bearer of the Progressive People's Party who doubles as the Director of Groupe Ndoum and Owner of Elmina based football club Elmina Sharks, has tasked Ghanaian clubs especially those in top flight football to brand themselves well in other to attract cooperate sponsorship. This he revealed at the just ended Ghana Football Coaches Association Congress.

Teams in Ghana lack branding which have made it difficult for cooperate bodies to come on board to sponsor them.

Black Maidens are through to the next round of the FIFA U/17 Women’s World Cup Qualifier after beating the Scorpions of Gambia 2-0 in the second leg at the new Cape Coast stadium.

Goals scored by Suzzy Dede Teye in the 89th minute and the one scored by Mukaramah Abdulai in the 92nd minute gave Ghana a 7:1 aggregate over the Gambians to seal through to the next stage of the qualifier.

Ghana Premier League side Liberty Professionals have been sold to Bryan Acheampong, according to Accra-based Happy FM.

The Dansoman-based outfit have for the past two seasons been battling with relegation and reports from Accra-based radio station, Happy FM, the club have been acquired by a business mogul, Bryan Acheampong.

West Ham midfielder Manuel Lanzini charged with deceiving match official by FA

Foreign Sports

West Ham midfielder Manuel Lanzini has been charged by the Football Association for deceiving a match official in his side's 3-0 win at Stoke on Saturday.

Greater Manchester Police investigating alleged hate crime against Man City's Raheem Sterling

Foreign Sports

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) are investigating an alleged racially aggravated assault against Manchester City's Raheem Sterling.

The Confederation of African Football has revealed the final three players that will be in contention to win the 2017 African Player of the Year award.

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane are joined by Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as the final three contestants who will be part of the Aiteo CAF 2017 Awards gala, with the winner being announced on 4 January in Accra, Ghana.

I wish Ebony were my daughter — Oheneba Kissi

E-news

It seems it’s not only young people who have fallen in love with Dancehall artiste, Ebony, the older generation seems to have caught the bug too.

Accra Fashion Week CR18 Scheduled For March 29th – April 1st

E-news

March is set to bring us another exciting set of fabulous designs from both local and foreign designers in the Chilly Rainy edition of Accra Fashion Week taking place from March 29th – April 1st.

Former beauty queens of the Miss Ghana pageant, have blown the lid on some of the disturbing experiences they were allegedly made to go through by organisers, Exclusive Events Ghana headed by Inna Mariam Patty.

Winner of Miss Ghana 2010, Stephanie Karikari revealed how Inna Mariam Patti refused to put her on a billboard because her appearance did not please her senses.

According to her, the organiser declined to project her with the explanation that “sponsors had told her that I was not beautiful enough to be on the billboard.”

Obrafour, Kwabena Kwabena, King Promise, Bisa Kdei and more for Manifestivities 2017

E-news

The fifth edition of Manifestivities, the annual musical concert hosted by Ghanaian rapper M.anifest this Friday December 22nd at 7.30pm at La Tante DC 10 in Airport.

Davido and Dele Momodu finallydavi reconcile in the spirit of Christmas

E-news

Davido and Chief Dele Momodu moved reconciled after a very public family feud that lasted over a year.

McBrown reveals why she changed her name

E-news

Nana Ama McBrown reveals why she changed her original name, suggesting branding was key to her.

The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) ended its extraordinary national delegates congress in Kumasi on Sunday, with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo advising the members of the party to avoid rivalry for positions to prevent the party from failing.

He told the members to be guided by Ghana’s recent political history, which was replete with intra-party fights, especially among leading members of party in government, for various positions and said that situation made the parties lose power very easily.

The extraordinary national delegates conference was held to consider some constitutional amendment proposals submitted by party members.

Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, Founder, DWM

Politics

The Board of Directors of the Developing Women for Mobilisation (DWM), formerly 31st December Women’s Movement, has dismissed reports that a congress resolution has been passed at an Extraordinary Congress meeting to elect an Interim Management Committee to manage the affairs of the movement in the interim, among other resolutions.

A statement from the DWM said: “The Board of DWM has not delegated its powers to an Interim Management Committee to manage the affairs of the movement.”

The Executive Director of the Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG), Dr Emmanuel Akwetey, has urged minority parties in the country to reinvent themselves to be relevant based on the powers given them by the 1992 Constitution.

He said political parties were the only groups given privileges by the Constitution in Article 55 (3) to “shape the political will of the people.”

Dr Akwetey, therefore, asked them to make themselves relevant in shaping the political will of Ghanaians for the better.

Court endorses Gyato as winner of Krachi West Seat

Politics

The electoral dispute over Krachi West Constituency has come to an end with a Ho High Court declaring the New Patriotic Party (NPP) candidate, Mr Michael Yaw Gyato, as the winner of the 2016 parliamentary election.

The Electoral Commission is to immediately operationalize Ghana's laws allowing citizens resident abroad partake in national elections starting from Election 2020.

The EC has also been handed 12 months to ensure relevant Legal Instrument backing election is put in place. 

This is the order coming from an Accra High Court that has upheld arguments by 5 Ghanaians based abroad that the EC has caused an infringement of their human rights by failing to implement the law.

Nana Addo at the NPP Delegates Congress

Politics

The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) would have risked destabilising key sections of its party structure if it had considered some proposals for amendments to its Constitution, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said.

The President was addressing the party’s delegates gathered in kumasi at its Extraordinary National Delegates Conference, to consider various proposed amendments to the party’s Constitution.

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Uber set up a covert unit tasked with stealing competitors’ secrets and engaging in undercover surveillance, a letter published by a US court on Friday has alleged.

It is critical evidence in Uber’s legal battle with Waymo, the self-driving car company that accuses the ride-sharing firm of stealing its technology.

The letter, sent by lawyers representing a former Uber employee, sparked an internal investigation when it was sent to Uber in May, but has not been made public until now.

In a statement, Uber said: “While we haven’t substantiated all the claims in this letter – and, importantly, any related to Waymo – our new leadership has made clear that going forward we will compete honestly and fairly, on the strength of our ideas and technology.”

10 Things women should never say to their men

Lifestyle

Your man loves you and doesn’t want to hear certain things from you.

What is the first thing you notice in a man? There are lots of things that attract women, but the most impressionable trait that hooks us is a guy’s sexiness. Here’s how you can pull that off.

The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) ended its extraordinary national delegates congress in Kumasi on Sunday, with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo advising the members of the party to avoid rivalry for positions to prevent the party from failing.

He told the members to be guided by Ghana’s recent political history, which was replete with intra-party fights, especially among leading members of party in government, for various positions and said that situation made the parties lose power very easily.

The extraordinary national delegates conference was held to consider some constitutional amendment proposals submitted by party members.