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Day: July 27, 2020

President Akufo-Addo commissions Yapei Water Project
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President Akufo-Addo commissions Yapei Water Project

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Monday, 27th July, 2020, commissioned the Yapei Water Supply Project, in fulfillment of a campaign pledge he made to the people of Yapei in the run-up to the 2016 elections. According to President Akufo-Addo, “the Yapei Water Supply System will serve eleven thousand, four hundred and forty-three (11,443) people, and has been constructed at a cost of five million, six hundred and sixty-five thousand, nine hundred and sixty-six Ghana cedis, forty-two pesewas (GH¢5,665,966.42)”. It will be recalled that on Friday, 2nd September, 2016, as part of his tour of the Northern Region, ahead of the conduct of the 2016 elections, then candidate Akufo-Addo paid a courtesy call on the paramount chief of Yapei, Yapeiwura Soale Alha...
Government has no intention of reviewing retirement age
Business

Government has no intention of reviewing retirement age

The Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations (MELR) says Government has no intention to review the mandatory retirement age for public sector workers. A statement issued in Accra by the Ministry said reports that Government had reduced the retirement age from 60 to 50 years was untrue. “The Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations wishes to inform the general public that the said publication is untrue and malicious,” it stated. It thus entreated the public to disregard the false publication.  The mandatory retirement for public sector employees is 60 years.
Golden Star sells Bogoso-Prestea Gold Mine for US$95m
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Golden Star sells Bogoso-Prestea Gold Mine for US$95m

Golden Star Resources Ltd on Monday said it has entered into an agreement with Future Global Resources (FGR) for the sale of a 90 percent stake in the Bogoso-Prestea Gold Mine.The agreement stipulates that an initial purchase price of $55 million shall be paid with a further contingent component of up to US$40 million staged payments to ensure FGR focuses investment capacity on the asset itself, while providing Golden Star with exposure to its long-term growth potential.A statement from the mining company noted that procedures were planned to continue at the Prestea underground operation, which includes the use of alimak mining on 24 Level and long hole open stoping mining activities on the newly developed 17 Level.“Following the acquisition, FGR intends to review the entire Bogoso-Preste...
IDEG sets alarm against indecent language
Politics

IDEG sets alarm against indecent language

The Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG) on Monday set the alarm against the usage of indecent expressive and abusive language on media platforms as the electioneering campaign gradually hits the upper gear. “Fast approaching the December polls, the usage of these anti-societal languages is on the rise; from June 1 – 14, 2020, there have been a total of 141 ethical violations monitored from 917 media platforms. “As usual, majority of such incidents were perpetrated on politically affiliated media houses by politicians,” Mr Kwesi Jonah, IDEG Senior Research Fellow and Head, Advocacy and Institutional Relations stated in a paper to the Ghana News Agency in Accra. He said in an attempt to address these problems, the IDEG had initiated series of public engagement forum on the t...
Voters Registration: Over 12 million registered so far
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Voters Registration: Over 12 million registered so far

A total of 12,371,651 prospective voters have been issued with voters identification card as at Sunday July, 26, Mrs Jean Mensa, Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) has said. She said the figure represented 82.5 per cent of the Commission’s target of 15 million voters and optimistic of meeting the mark. Mrs Mensa who said this at the Commission’s,  “Let the Citizen Know” series on Monday, said at the end of the fourth phase of the exercise, a total of 11,629,480 persons were registered. She said the Greater Accra Region had the highest number of 2,615,925 registrants, followed by the Ashanti Region, with a total of 2,089,923 people; the Eastern Region, third with a total of 1,084,734 with the Central Region registering 1,074,519 voters. “The Western Region, 734,5...
Prez Akufo-Addo begins three-day tour of northern part of Ghana
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Prez Akufo-Addo begins three-day tour of northern part of Ghana

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Monday began a three-day tour of the Northern, North East and Savanna regions of the country. The tour would see the President commissioning projects, breaking ground for commencement of new projects, and paying courtesy calls on traditional authorities. President Akufo-Addo kickstarted the tour of the Savannah Region with a courtesy call on the Kusawguwura, Paramount Chief of the Kusawgu Traditional Area in the Central Gonja District. He would proceed to commission the Yapei Water Project in the Yapei Kusawgu constituency to mark Day One of the tour in the Savanna Region. On Tuesday, the President would tour the North East and Northern regions, where he will call on the Overlord of the Mamprugu Traditional Area, Nayiri Naa Bohugu Mahami A...
Break your bad mood with this 15-minute yoga flow
Lifestyle

Break your bad mood with this 15-minute yoga flow

When I'm in a really foul mood, my first inclination is to call my mom and whine for a solid 15 minutes. Sure, sometimes it's nice to vent, but more often than not, continuous complaining just digs me into a deeper hole of misery and stress. I've been thinking a lot about the power of positivity lately, which led me to start researching other, more productive ways for breaking a bad mood, like unrolling my yoga mat and flowing through the frustration. "If you've ever taken a yoga class when you've been stressed or down, you've probably felt firsthand just how helpful a yoga practice can be to shift your mood," Tiffany Cruikshank, L.Ac, a yoga instructor, and founder of Yoga Medicine, tells me. I was reminded of yoga's mood-boosting benefits one Saturday morning when my grumpi...
Global coronavirus recoveries cross 10 million
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Global coronavirus recoveries cross 10 million

More than 10 million patients suffering from the Covid-19 coronavirus have now recovered. As of Monday morning, the total number of cases crossed 16,420,000, while the fatalities rose to 652,000, the global tracker revealed in its latest update. Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019. The US accounted for the world's highest number of infections and fatalities at 4,176,716 and 146,420, respectively, according to the CSSE Brazil came in the second place with 2,394,513 infections and 86,449 deaths. In terms of cases, India ranks third (1,337,024), and is followed by Russia (805,332), South Africa (434,200), Mexico (385,036), Peru (375,961), Chile (343,592), the UK (300,270), Iran...
US, Russia hold talks in Vienna on security in space
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US, Russia hold talks in Vienna on security in space

US and Russian officials have begun space security talks in Vienna, after the United States and the United Kingdom accused Russia of having launched an anti-satellite weapon last week. Monday's one-day dialogue, which had been planned for months, will be followed by three days of nuclear arms control talks between the two countries in the Austrian capital. Christopher Ford, the US assistant secretary for international security, said at a news conference on Friday that "Moscow and Beijing have already turned space into a war-fighting domain". The US is proposing rules for responsible behaviour in space, which would be modelled on existing rules of war that are based on the principles of proportionality and humanity, he said. Russia and China have been backing a rival effort to ...
Twitter’s Security Woes Included Broad Access to User Accounts
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Twitter’s Security Woes Included Broad Access to User Accounts

(Bloomberg) -- Twitter Inc. has struggled for years to police the growing number of employees and contractors who have the ability to reset users’ accounts and override their security settings, a problem that Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey and the board were warned about multiple times since 2015, according to former employees with knowledge of the company’s security operations. Twitter’s oversight over the 1,500 workers who reset accounts, review user breaches and respond to potential content violations for the service’s 186 million daily users have been a source of recurring concern, the employees said. The breadth of personal data most of those workers could access is relatively limited -- including such things as Internet Protocol addresses, email addresses and phone numbe...
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