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Little Richard, Flamboyant Wild Man of Rock ’n’ Roll, Dies at 87
Entertainment

Little Richard, Flamboyant Wild Man of Rock ’n’ Roll, Dies at 87

Delving deeply into the wellsprings of gospel music and the blues, and screaming as if for his very life, he created something new, thrilling and dangerous. Richard Penniman, better known as Little Richard, who combined the sacred shouts of the black church and the profane sounds of the blues to create some of the world’s first and most influential rock ’n’ roll records, died on Saturday morning in Tullahoma, Tenn. He was 87. His lawyer, Bill Sobel, said the cause was bone cancer. Little Richard did not invent rock ’n’ roll. Other musicians had already been mining a similar vein by the time he recorded his first hit, “Tutti Frutti” — a raucous song about sex, its lyrics cleaned up but its meaning hard to miss — in a New Orleans recording studio in September 1955. Chuck Berry and ...
UK plans 14-day quarantine for incoming travelers
World

UK plans 14-day quarantine for incoming travelers

Britain plans to impose a two-week quarantine on people arriving in the country, other than from Ireland, in a bid to prevent a new wave of coronavirus infections, according to an airline industry group, Airlines UK. The government is expected to provide details of its plans on Sunday, but the move highlights the acute challenge facing political leaders as they contemplate how to begin lifting the containment measures that have slowed the spread of the virus without unleashing a new surge in infections. In Britain's case, the plan also illustrates the imperatives and the difficulties of coordinating with neighboring countries and those with the closest or most numerous travel connections. The EU has been trying to align the approaches of its 27 member countries, which together im...
GHS quarantines 78 COVID-19 suspects in Bono Region, intensifies contact
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GHS quarantines 78 COVID-19 suspects in Bono Region, intensifies contact

The Bono Regional Health Directorate in collaboration with the Regional Coordinating Council has quarantined 78 COVID-19 suspects after the region recorded its first case of the disease on Wednesday. The case was detected at Sampa, a town along the Ghana – Cote d’Ivoire border in the Jaman North District. Most of the suspects whose specimen, according to the Directorate has been taken to the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR) are in self-quarantine, while the District Assembly has arranged a centre for few of them. The patient is a-27-year-old Togolese man who illegally entered the country with nine others through an unapproved route at Sampa, the district capital, and he has since been quarantined. He and the other nine foreigners, who have tested negative to the...
Two suspected armed robbers arrested.
News

Two suspected armed robbers arrested.

The Asankragwa Divisional Police Service in the Wassa Amenfi West District of the Western Region has arrested two suspected armed robbers at Asankragwa, who were traveling to Enchi in the Western North Region. The suspects; Awuni Akrugu Gawutinpen, 27, a galamsey operator and Seidu Musa, 17, an Okada rider. Police Chief Superintendent, Nana Kumi, Divisional Commander of the Asankragwa Division who announced this to the media said on Tuesday, 5th of May, 2020, the Police in Asankragwa had a tip-off that two guys from Agona Amenfi  who were on their way to Enchi had firearms in their possession, which the Police quickly mounted a Check Point on the way.  He said while the police were manning the check point a number of vehicles were stopped including; a taxi cab, which was heading ...
Fire razes 58-year-old widow’s cold store
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Fire razes 58-year-old widow’s cold store

The cold store of Madam Gladys Afari, a 58-year-old widow at North Taifa (Nkate Burger) in Accra, was razed last Wednesday, with cause of fire unknown. Items destroyed included cartons of fish and meat, two deep freezers, and unspecified amount of money, being the previous day’s sales. The Ghana National Fire Service, Legon Division, has initiated investigations to ascertain the cause. Speaking to the Ghana News Agency, Mr Sampson Danso, a son of the widow, said an occupant of the house where the cold store was located, Mr Kwadwo Oppong, woke up around 0300 hours to urinate when he noticed smoke emerging from the direction of the store.  Mr Oppong then rushed to the cold store only to see the shop was on fire. He said Mr Oppong alerted him and they both raised the alar...
Government is failing us- Mahama
Politics

Government is failing us- Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama has criticised the manner in which the government is handling the fight against the COVID 19 outbreak in the country. He said from 3,091 COVID 19 cases to 4,012 in just 24 hours is a clear indication that the government is failing Ghanaians. "Fear gripped many homes last night when the latest confirmed cases were released. And that is understandable" the former President said in a post on his Facebook page. Former President Mahama urged the public to protect themselves, wash their hands regularly with soap and under running water. "If you have to go out for any reason including work, wear your mask, take along a hand sanitizer, and always disinfect commonly used and touched surfaces" he said. The former President urged the public to alwa...
Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah donates to constituency
Sports

Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah donates to constituency

Sports Minister and MP for Mponua Atwima, Hon Isaac Asiamah, has visited various health centres in his constituency where he donated some personal protective equipment including veronica buckets,gloves,hand sanitisers and other health materials. He encouraged his constituents to adhere to the Ghana Health Service and its parent Ministry protocols so that they won't be found wanting by contracting the disease.  The health officials and the people commended Hon. Isaac Asiamah for his support and commitment to the people. He was accompanied on the visits by the District Chief Executive for the area, William Darko and other opinion leaders in the constituency.
Youth and Sports Minister Isaac Kwame Asiamah advise Youth To adhere to MOH rules
Sports

Youth and Sports Minister Isaac Kwame Asiamah advise Youth To adhere to MOH rules

The Minister of Youth and Sports,Isaac Kwame Asiamah is urging the Youth of the country to respect and adhere to the Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Service Covid 19 protocols of social distancing, regular washing of hands with soap under running water,the use of hand sanitiser and the use of nose masks to minimise the infection of the disease. He states that,the youth are the bulwark of our economy who are found in all fields such as in education, sports science, banking, finance and construction. He says that Government under the leadership of the President is working hard to contain the pandemic and urges all especially the youth to support in this endeavour. Hon Isaac Kwame Asiamah, who is also a Member of Parliament for Mponua Atwima in the Ashanti Region,praised the fro...
Government commemorates May 9 disaster event
Sports

Government commemorates May 9 disaster event

The Ministry of youth and sports in collaboration with the National Sports Authority has organised the 19th edition of the May 9 disaster event at the Accra Sports Stadium. The event was to mark the 19 years celebration anniversary after 126 football fans lost their lives in a mid-week game at the Accra Sports Stadium between Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko. Delivering the May 9 keynote address on behalf of the sector Minister Hon. Isaac Kwame Asiamah, the Deputy Minister Hon. Perry Curtis Okudzeto reiterated Government's commitment to ensure the event which occurred 19 years ago does not reoccur.
DR Congo army kills 23 rebel members
World

DR Congo army kills 23 rebel members

The Congolese army has announced that government solders have killed 23 members of the Codesco rebel group and taken back control of two villages, including one of the group's important bases in Djugu town in the north-eastern Ituri province. Codesco has been active in the region for three years. The Codesco rebel fighters have killed hundreds of civilians and displaced more than 500,000 people. Earlier this week, the leader of the militia group surrendered to the army along with some of his fighters, and called on other militants to do the same. The Congolese army is conducting operations against a number of armed groups in mineral-rich eastern Congo where armed conflict has been ongoing for the past two decades BBC
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