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The Director General of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), Dr. John Ofori – Tenkorang has urged students of University of Cape Coast to put their ideas into great innovations and business while studying in school.

Citing world-renowned individuals such as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Albert Einstein among others who made great innovations and major successes during their time as students, Dr. Ofori- Tenkorang prompted the students of their bright talents which according to him can be turned to great innovations.

The Director of Quality Assurance and Academic Planning at the Cape Coast Technical University, Rev H.A Ndebugri says universities need to design innovative programmes that turn ideas into products for national development.

According to him, Ghana has over the years produced more people to fit into white colour jobs than producing people who are innovative to start their own business.

Senior staff Association of University of Cape Coast (SSA-UCC) has officially held a ceremony to sendoff its chairperson, Mr. Daniel Arthur Egyir and hand over the mantle to the vice, Mr. Charles Amos Odoom.

The transfer of power became necessary due to Mr. Egyir‘s promotion to become a member of the Ghana Association of University Administrators (GAUA).

Barclays Bank Ghana Limited has launched its Barclays Tertiary Awards at a ceremony held at the University.

The award seeks to provide financial support in the form of scholarships to deserving students to go through their tertiary education without any financial difficulty. It was for this reason that Barclays after a thorough selection procedure selected 20 students based on their academic performances. They were given a laptop computer each to facilitate their academic work.

Explaining the rationale behind the awards, the Head of Communications of the Bank, Mr. Cyril Nai said time was changing very fast, therefore, there was the need for students to get training that would help them to achieve their aims in order to help in nation building.

Researchers in Africa have been urged to collaborate and lead research into issues that affect the lives of people on the continent.

This call was made at a roundtable discussion during the closing ceremony of the two-week International PhD Summer School which was hosted by the Institute for Development Studies.

Making a presentation at the function, a former Director of the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Prof. Akosua Adomako Ampofo, said the goal of research was to make a difference in the society so African Researchers should be bold and open minded to new ideas that would enhance their research capabilities on issues affecting the continent.

The Institute for Development Studies (IDS) in collaboration with the Youth Inclusive Entrepreneurial Development Initiative for Employment (YIEDIE) is organising a five-day training for trainers course on campus.

The programme which is aimed at providing participants with skills to train the youth and service providers across the value chain. It will equip them to also train young women and men in the technical construction skills and how to start and grow small businesses.

Opening the programme, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George K. T. Oduro, said the programme was particularly important in the context of the many unemployed, underemployed, out of school and people living on the minimal expected standard of Two Dollars per day in Ghana. He said a key contribution to impacting the development of Ghana was through such initiatives as YIEDIE that is estimating to reach about 24, 000 youth with training in technical, life and entrepreneurial skills leading to employment.

He said Ghana’s sovereignty cannot be mortgaged to the United States government under the pretext of deepening bilateral relations between the two countries.

Local News

The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia has served notice that organizers of the demonstrations against the Ghana-US military Cooperation agreement will continue with their nationwide protest until government rescinds the deal.

Mr. Mahama on Friday delivered a lecture on ‘Self-Reliance in Africa’s Peace and Security’ at the Bahir Dar University in Ethiopia as part of the forum.

Local News

Former President, John Mahama will today [Sunday] assume the Chairmanship of the 7th TANA High-Level Forum on Security in Africa, taking over from former Nigerian leader, Olusegun Obasanjo.

Two young men have been shot dead by 4 suspected armed robbers at the Pelungu market of the Nabdam District in the Upper East Region.
In an interview with Accra-based the Assembly Member for the Damolg-Tindongo Electoral Area, Emmanuel Seluk said the suspects first robbed a First Allied bank branch at Pelungu, and later shot indiscriminately, killing the two people.

A young man has been arrested for posing as Member of Parliament (MP) for Asunafo South, Mr Eric Opoku by the the Goaso Municipal Police.
The suspect, Dennis Marfo Ofosuhene, 28-years old, according to reports posed as Mr Opoku and ordered the release of an impounded truck loaded with illegal timber.

The grandfather of the 4-year-old boy who was shot and killed by his 6-year-old brother at Somanya in the Eastern region on Thursday has been charged.
The Somanya police charged the 70-year-old was with possession of firearms, explosives, and ammunition and negligently causing harm.

The Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu has hinted that investigations into a petition against the boss of the Metro Mass Transit Limited will start soon.
Amidu said his office will look into the allegations after it has been properly set up.

The Ghanaian will not travel to Merseyside due to 'minor' knee injury

Foreign Sports

The Ghana winger will not play a part when the Magpies travel to Merseyside on Monday

Ander Herrera drove a low shot under goalkeeper Michel Vorm midway through the second half to condemn Spurs to an eighth consecutive FA Cup semi-final defeat.

Foreign Sports

Manchester United reached a record-equalling 20th FA Cup final with victory over Tottenham at Wembley.

Jose Mourinho did not spend long celebrating Alexis Sanchez’s equaliser

Foreign Sports

The United manager has been stung by what he feels to be unwarranted criticism this season but delivered a stunning riposte to beat Tottenham
Jose Mourinho did not spend long celebrating Alexis Sanchez’s equaliser for Manchester United against Tottenham in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley on Saturday.

There was a feeling of tragedy among the Kotoko fraternity on Friday when their former player Kweku Duah collapsed and died after reportedly collapsing at a restaurant in Ejiso, a suburb of Kumasi.

Retired FIFA referee and the Chairman of the Ghana Referees Association Ref Joseph Debrah has lambasted Dr Papa Kwasi Nduom for his blatant lie over referee Nuhu Liman's ordeal during the game between Elmina Sharks and Medeama SC in the Ghana Premier League on Wednesday.

 

The Match Day 8 clash between Elmina Sharks and Medeama played at the Nduom Sports Complex on Wednesday was ended abandoned after centre referee Nuhu Liman was brutally attacked by the home supporters.

Arsene Wenger

Foreign Sports

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed he will step down from his role at the end of the season.

In a statement to the club's website, he said: "After careful consideration and following discussions with the club, I feel it is the right time for me to step down at the end of the season.

"I am grateful for having had the privilege to serve the club for so many memorable years.

They were honored for using their expertise, position, and influence to inspire others to make a difference in driving other women forward The 2018 Ghana Women of the Year Honors, powered by Glitz, took place yesterday, April 21ST at the Labadi Beach Hotel with the presence of some powerful ladies causing positive changes in the country all gathered.

E-news

They were honored for using their expertise, position, and influence to inspire others to make a difference in driving other women forward

Priscilla Opoku Agyemang as she is known privately said the media goofed when they involved her mother in the weed smoking report.

E-news

Boys Kasa star Ahuofe Patri has reacted to claims that she has become a drug addict and also pregnant.

There were false rumours on social media the actor had died after a short ailment.

E-news

I am not died, veteran Ghanaian actor TT dismisses death rumours.

Bernard Aduse Poku who says he has been acting for about twenty years

E-news

If you carefully study the movie industry, you would realise that many actors you used to watch on your screens are currently missing in action.

KKD weighs in on Moesha Boduong's controversial CNN interview

E-news

Ace Broadcaster Kwasi Kyei Darkwah known publicly as (KKD) has advised husbands to concentrate on their families and stop providing for ‘side chicks’.

Defending actress Moesha Boduong flayed for her controversial interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, KKD thinks that husbands, not young ladies (side chicks), needs advice.

TV host breaks silence on VGMA break in transmission

E-news

Celebrated Ghanaian media personality, Nana Aba Anamoah, has reacted to the break in transmission during the just ended Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA).

The Chairman and Secretary went unopposed while some of the candidates in the Youth organizer slot also pulled out of the race a few minutes before the polls.

Politics

The retained Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi Boasiako, has called for unity amongst elected executives at the just-ended regional delegates’ conference which was held in the Ejura/Sekyedumase Constituency.

Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu

Politics

The Majority Leader and Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, has rejected suggestions from the Minority that the recent investigation launched into the alleged payment of double salaries to some officials of the Mahama administration is an act of political witch hunt.

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID), over the past week, has lined up some members of the minority to assist with investigations into the matter.

Some National Democratic Congress (NDC) supporters in the Okaikoi North Constituency in the Greater Accra Region have threatened to place an injunction on the branch elections over a disqualification regulation.
Rexford Amegbor said they would resist any attempt to disqualify candidates based on rules and regulations that were not specified in the branch election guidelines and the NDC Constitution.

New Patriotic Party (NPP) chairman aspirant, Mr. Stephen Ntim says he is a clear favourite to win the June elections.
He says virtually all polls emerging on the up-coming elections give him an overwhelming endorsement over his challengers and believes delegates will elect him.

The two-member bi-partisan committee set up by Parliament to investigate allegations of double payment of emoluments to some Members of Parliament (MP) and Ministers of the erstwhile Mahama administration is set to commence its work.

Businessman Mr Ibrahim Mahama has indicated he has no fears that the Special Prosecutor, Mr Martin Amidu will come after him for possible prosecution contrary to what his critics have been peddling.
As a brother of former President John Mahama, his critics have alleged he acquired a large chunk of his wealth through government contracts given to him during President Mahama’s tenure.

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Ghanaian inventor, Apostle Dr Kwadwo Safo has manufactured and launched a new model of car.
The car which looks like a G-Wagon is called “Kantanka Okatakyie”.

The car is said to be a sport utility type with its unique design.

Ingredients


Meat

2 lbs of fatty beef cuts (roast cut/steak cuts/butter steak...)
Marinade Ingredients

5 cloves of garlic


½ cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice


¼ cup of apple cider vinegar


¼ cup of olive oil


1 teaspoon cloves


1 teaspoon salt


½ teaspoon cumin


½ teaspoon caraway


½ teaspoon cardamon


½ teaspoon of oregano or thyme


½ teaspoon cinnamon


½ teaspoon nutmeg


½ teaspoon crushed peppercorn


¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper


¼ teaspoon ground ginger


Tahini Sauce Ingredients

2 teaspoons of Tahini paste
1 cup of freshly squeezed Lemon Juice
3 gloves of garlic, crushed
a dash of Salt
Sandwich Ingredients

½ cup of finely cut Italian parsley
Grilled tomatoes
French fries
Pita bread

Method

InstructionsShawarma Marinade

Mix the spices along with the lemon juice and apple cider vinegar in a blender for a couple of minutes. Don't mix in the olive oil yet.
Cut the beef into chunks of 4 inches long by no more than ⅔ inch in thickness.


In a bowl, rub the meat with the marinade, sprinkle a bit of olive oil then rub again, cover and let marinate overnight in the fridge.
Grilling Shawarma

Method 1: Panini Grill

Lay the marinated shawarma chunks on a panini or George Foreman grill and cook for 10-15 minutes on medium-high heat.
Once cooked, shred the meat on a cutting board and serve hot.
Grilling Shawarma

Method 2: Oven Roasting

Lay the shawarma chunks in a Pyrex tray with a bit of marinade, cover the trap tightly with aluminum foil, then gently bake at 270-300F for 2 hours.
Once cooked, shred the meat on a cutting board and serve hot. This roasting method will make the meat very tender and juicy and will almost fall apart.
Preparing the Tahini Sauce

In a small bowl, whisk the the Tahini paste, crushed garlic, lemon juice and salt until you turn the paste into a sauce.
Serving the Shawarma

Place about 4-6 ounces (to taste) of shredded shawarma in a pita bread along the diameter, sprinkle some Tahini sauce, add freshly grilled tomatoes, french fries, a garnish of Italian parsley.
Roll and enjoy.


Source:pulsegh.com

Pulse daily DIY recipe teaches prospective chefs how to prepare healthy, Ghanaian dishes in a simple way.

The Chairman and Secretary went unopposed while some of the candidates in the Youth organizer slot also pulled out of the race a few minutes before the polls.

Politics

The retained Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi Boasiako, has called for unity amongst elected executives at the just-ended regional delegates’ conference which was held in the Ejura/Sekyedumase Constituency.

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