Author Archives: Delali Adogla-Bessa

Ghana won’t pay Google for address system after 2017 – Andah

Government does not intend to make any more license payments to Google, beyond 2017, for embedding the company’s online map into the country’s newly designed National Digital Property Addressing System, Ghana Post GPS. The management of Ghana Post had announced that Ghana is to pay Google an amount of $400,000 as a licensing fee annually, for making use of the tech ...

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Offline Ghana Post app to serve people without data – Andah

There is an offline version of the National Digital Property Addressing application, Ghana Post GPS, that will be used to offset the data penetration challenges, according to the Deputy Communications Minister, George Andah. As at the end of July 2017, the total subscriptions of mobile data in the country was 22,103,467, with a penetration rate of 77.58%, noted to be one of ...

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Krobo land needs another district – Manya Krobo chief

The Kronor Of Manya Krobo, Nene Sakite II has requested that a new district is created in Krobo Land as the government steps up plans to create new regions and districts. The overlord of the Manya Krobo Traditional Council made this statement while addressing President Nana Akufo-Addo at the 2017 Manya Krobo Ngmayem Festival. “Our population has increased over time, ...

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Anthony Joshua stops Takam in round 10 to defend IBF, WBA titles

Anthony Joshua defended his WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles by wearing down a game Carlos Takam with a controversial 10th-round stoppage at a raucous Principality Stadium. The Briton, 28, damaged his nose after a heavy head collision early on and did not have things all his own way against a fighter who took the bout at 12 days’ notice. ...

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Hazard strikes as Chelsea win at Bournemouth

A goal from Eden Hazard early in the second half was enough to give Chelsea victory over Bournemouth and move them into fourth in the Premier League. The Belgian hit a firm shot past Asmir Begovic at the Cherries goalkeeper’s near post after defender Simon Francis failed to cut out a ball over the top. Begovic had pulled off a ...

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HIV-positive Italian jailed for infecting 30 women

An Italian man has been jailed for 24 years after intentionally infecting 30 women with HIV. Valentino Talluto is said to have had unprotected sex with at least 53 women after his HIV diagnosis in 2006, the youngest of whom was 14 at the relationship’s start. The accountant, using the pseudonym “Hearty Style”, went on social networks and dating sites ...

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UK: Goalkeeper sent off for urinating

Salford City goalkeeper Max Crocombe was sent off for urinating during his side’s 2-1 win at Bradford Park Avenue. The 24-year-old New Zealander was shown red in the 87th minute of the National League North game. “He was told by the steward twice not to do it and he went ahead and had a pee,” said Park Avenue secretary Colin Barker. ...

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Somalia Mogadishu: Explosions rock capital

Two explosions have rocked the Somali capital Mogadishu, just two weeks after a huge bomb killed more than 350 people. The first blast was caused by a car bomb being driven into a hotel. Militants then stormed the building. The second explosion took place near the former parliament house nearby. The number of casualties is unclear. The Islamist militant group ...

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England fight back against Spain to win U17 World Cup

England produced a sensational performance to come from 2-0 down to thrash Spain 5-2 and win the Under-17 World Cup in India. The Three Lions had never gone beyond the quarter-finals in the tournament before but emulated England U20s who won their World Cup in June. The margin of victory did not flatter Steve Cooper’s side, who were superb throughout ...

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EPL on Citi: Wins for Arsenal, Liverpool and Man City, Ayew on target at Palace

There were five games to follow Manchester United’s win over Tottenham earlier in the afternoon and talkSPORT.com has the latest results from the Premier League. Arsenal 2-1 Swansea City Aaron Ramsey scored the winner – his 50th goal in all competitions for Arsenal – as the Gunners fought back after going a goal down to seal a 2-1 victory over Swansea at the Emirates. Sam Clucas gave the ...

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