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Meet 12-year-old University of Ghana student Viemens Bamfo

Written by | October 28, 2019 | 0
Viemens Bamfo, a 12-year-old student of University of Ghana, Legon, has been offered a long-distance course in Public Administration. He is the youngest among the over 2900 fresh students who were matriculated over the weekend by the university. Viemens, was home-schooled by his father after his lower primary education in Akyem-Oda in the Eastern Region. He wrote and passed the West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) as a private candidate. He is the second child in his family who has experienced home-tuition from his father; his elder brother, Edwin Bamfo, has graduated from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) as an Environmental Scientist at the age of twenty. Viemens in an interview with Accra based Citi TV stated that his father uses what his

Ghana signs 6-nation visa waiver for diplomatic & ordinary passports users

Written by | October 28, 2019 | 0
Ghanaians who hold ordinary passports and diplomatic passports can now travel to India, Iran, Colombia, Equatorial Guinea, Hungary, and Morocco without Visa, has learned. Parliament approved the visa waiver deal on Friday before MPs took a weekend break. Minister of Foreign Affairs submitted the paperwork to parliament for approval. This comes after South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs added Ghana to a list of seven countries whose nationals will be permitted to enter South Africa visa-free. South Africa announced in September 2018, that it was finalising a number of visa waiver agreements with other countries including Ghana to allow travellers to enter the country without a visa. The South African visa waiver covered only diplomatic passport but not ordinary passport

Asamoah Gyan Lands In India…Spotted With Mike Ocquaye Jnr

Written by | September 24, 2019 | 0
Asamoah Gyan has arrived in India to begin his spell with Indian Super League side NorthEast United FC. Gyan was spotted at the airport with Ghana’s High Commissioner to India Mike Ocquaye Jnr. The 33-year-old will be playing for his 11th club in his professional career. Gyan, Ghana’s all-time top scorer, is a marquee signing for NorthEast United FC. He has played in three FIFA World Cup finals 2006, 2010 and 2014 and scored six goals which makes Gyan Africa’s top scorer in the history of the tournament. Gyan once featured for English Premier League side Sunderland and scored 11 goals in 36 appearances. He was loaned out to UAE outfit Al-Ain FC where he banged in 60 goals in 66 matches and won titles

Tax Churches On Businesses They Do-Rev. Dr. Godwin Odonkor

Written by | September 24, 2019 | 0
The Clerk-elect of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG), Rev. Dr Godwin Nii Noi Odonkor, has said it is just and fair for the government to tax churches on the businesses they do. Churches, he argued, were not islands in the running of the State and once they engaged in profit-making ventures, they needed to be taxed on those activities. However, he said offertory and tithes, especially where they were used for social work, could not be described as business for them to attract tax. Speaking to the Daily Graphic in an exclusive interview in Accra last Friday, he said: “If churches collect offering and use the offering for charity or social work, it will be unfair to tax them. “But where we

How to exercise in the fresh air while protecting your skin from the sun

Written by | November 1, 2012 | 0
A WORKOUT in the fresh air is a boon for your health. Not only will it boost your fitness and body image, but benefit your mental wellbeing too. A recent survey of body+soul readers by OPSM found that three quarters of you exercise outside every week. Outdoor exercisers had stronger feelings of revitalisation and a bigger energy boost after a workout compared to gym exercisers, researchers at the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry found. The outdoor types also had lower levels of tension, depression, confusion and anger. However, it’s not all good news for your health. The OPSM survey also found that over half of body+soul readers are too shy with the sun protection, saving sunscreen for summer and very hot days only. Protect yourself when exercising outdoors in five simple ways… 1.

Australia wins seat on UN Security Council

Written by | October 24, 2012 | 0
AUSTRALIA has scored a surprising and emphatic win in its bid for a seat on the United Nations Security Council, coming well ahead of its opponents Luxembourg and Finland with 140 of a possible 193 votes. “Let me just say to you, it is always good to see Australia win,” said Foreign Minister, Bob Carr, stepping out of the UN’s Great Hall in New York shortly after the vote. “This was a big, juicy, decisive win. And it’s very, very sweet.” The vote means Australia will serve for two years as one of 10 non – permanent of the Security Council, joining the five permanent member nations in influencing crucial decisions about military interventions across the world. For historical reasons, Australia was grouped in the Western Europe & Others category, and was

Aussie experts reveal their travel tips

Written by | October 22, 2012 | 0
WE ASKED four Australian travel and tourism heavyweights to cast their minds towards 2013. What challenges are facing the cruising, hotel and airline industries? Is our service up to scratch? What infrastructure is urgently required? And where will they be holidaying this Christmas? Here’s what Carnival Cruise Lines Australia chief executive officer Ann Sherry, Federal Tourism Minister Martin Ferguson, Jetstar Australia and NZ chief executive officer David Hall and Accor Pacific chief operating officer Simon McGrath had to say. — Simon McGrath — Chief operating officer Accor Pacific – Where did you holiday as a child? SMcG: Avoca Beach on the NSW Central Coast. I still remember that the summers always seemed to be hot and I never wore any shoes. – What are your

Dr Michael Gelb shares his tips for a healthy mind

Written by | October 22, 2012 | 0
MENS sana in corpore sano” is a Latin phrase coined 2500 years ago by Socratic priests. But its meaning (a sound mind in a healthy body) is just as effective today, according to a leading US creativity and innovation expert. Michael Gelb is set to visit Australia next week as part of the Mind & Its Potential conference in Sydney with his mantra: “Generate positive, creative change in daily life.” And his recipe is relatively simple: eat well, exercise regularly and think positive. “Our attitude affects our immune system on a moment to moment basis,” Gelb said “And our physical posture and facial expressions dramatically influence our moods.” He recommends mindfulness and routine along with regular exercise to strengthen circulation and helps keep a flow of oxygen to the

Talk of drug arrest sends star Psy-cho during interview

Written by | October 22, 2012 | 0
HE won over the Australian public with his cuddly and quirky demeanour during his promotional visit. But it seems Korean pop juggernaut Psy wasn’t without problems during his brief Australian tour. Psy (real name Park Jae-Sang) brought an abrupt end to a radio interview after being asked about his 2001 drug arrest, and subsequently banned all further interviews with the broadcaster. Melbourne announcer Matt Tilley, of Southern Cross Austereo’s Fox FM, sparked the dummy-spit late last week when he raised the topic of Psy’s drug dalliance, asking the Gangnam Style singer about his arrest for possessing marijuana in 2001, which apparently resulted in a fine. While the audio of the interview has since been wiped from the Fox FM website, it’s understood Psy quickly ended

New study about surging Australian birth intervention rates sparks controversy

Written by | October 22, 2012 | 0
FIONA Baker asks why ”natural” births are on the decline in Australia. Life after a caesarian section World first uterine transplants from mother to daughter A pregnant woman in Australia today has a 32 per cent chance of having a caesarean section. In 1998, an Australian woman going into labour would have had only a 19 per cent chance of a caesarean, while the World Health Organization recommends an overall caesarean rate of 10 to 15 per cent. Anecdotally, the reasons for the surge in interventions such as caesareans include the rising age of first-time mums, which can increase risk, and the medical industry’s fear of potential litigation as the result of medical mishaps. But new research from the University of Western Sydney (UWS) suggests the number of women using private