Author Archives: Edwin Kwakofi

Reduce TV hours, study hard – DCE

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The Upper West Akim District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr Eugene Sackey, has advised pupils to avoid spending long hours watching television and concentrate more on their studies. He said the government would continue to support education through various reforms in the district and the country as a whole. Mr Sackey, who was speaking at the 80th anniversary of Nyanoa Methodist Basic ...

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UN calls for empowerment of women with autism

Autism Day

On World Autism Awareness Day, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has joined the global call to empower women and girls with autism and involve them and their advocates in policy and decision-making to address the challenges they face.“They face […] barriers to accessing education and employment on an equal footing with others, denial of their reproductive rights and the freedom ...

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Liverpool defender Matip set to miss rest of season


Liverpool centre-back Joel Matip is set to miss the rest of the season as the club say he is “likely to require an operation on a thigh injury”. The 26-year-old suffered the injury during the win at Crystal Palace on Saturday but played the whole game. A Reds statement said “the operation is likely to end” Matip’s “involvement in the remainder” of the ...

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Philippine man nailed to cross 32 times ‘no longer feels pain’

A Philippine man who has been nailed to a cross every Easter for the past 32 years in a Good Friday re-enactment of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion says he no longer feels any pain from his wounds. Ruben Enaje, 58, again portrayed Christ on Friday in the traditional religious rite in Cutud village, about 76 km (47 miles) from the capital ...

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Apple to replace Intel chips in Macs with its own

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Apple is planning to use its own chips in Mac computers beginning as early as 2020, replacing processors from Intel Corp, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter. The initiative, code-named Kalamata, is still in early developmental stages but is part of a bigger strategy to make Apple’s family of devices work more similarly and seamlessly together, ...

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Russian postal drone program hits wall in debut

Russian Postal Drone

A Russian-made drone on its way to making a first parcel delivery crashed into a wall and crumbled to pieces in the Siberian city of Ulan-Ude on Monday, shocking local residents and regional officials at the scene. The unmanned aerial vehicle was sent to deliver a small package to a neighboring village in a ceremony meant to showcase a new ...

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Bakua Health Centre needs facelift – Volta Chief

Nana Soglo

Paramount Chief of Likpe Traditional Area and President of the Volta Regional House of Chiefs, Nana Soglo Alloh IV, has appealed for the renovation of the Bakua Health Centre, which was built in 1965. He said the facility, which has a laboratory, reproductive health department, Out Patients Department, maternal and child health departments and 15 bungalows for staff was in a deplorable ...

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Enforce sanitation bye-laws to ensure cleaner Accra – Palmer-Buckle

The Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra, Charles Palmer-Buckle, has attributed the insanitary conditions in the city to the sense of indiscipline, calling on city authorities to enforce sanitation laws and put in place proactive measures to address the menace. According to him, it behooves on city authorities to enforce sanitation laws, educate citizens and provide the needed support to prevent littering, ...

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50-yr old man allegedly commits suicide at Tema

A man believed to be in his early 50s has allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself on a scaffold in the house he lived in at a suburb called Top 10″,  near the Volta River Authority (VRA)’s Kpone Thermal Plant at Tema in the early hours of Monday. The man, whose name was given as Kofi Emmanuel, was a mason who ...

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Poultry Farmers Association appeals to gov’t for support

The Poultry Farmers Association of Ghana has called on government to put in the necessary measures to boost local poultry production as it restricts imported poultry. According to the association, government must do more by equipping local poultry farmers to meet the demand for poultry. The Ministry of Agriculture recently announced that it has restricted the importation of frozen poultry ...

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