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A lady suffering from PMS

General News

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists,85 per cent of women experience at least one symptom of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), which is the term used to describe the physical and emotional changes that occur in the days before a woman’s period.

Experts do not know for certain what causes these changes but recent research from Sweden suggests that they may be explained by an increased sensitivity to the hormone allopregnanolone. Basically, women who report symptoms of PMS — especially psychological symptoms — have an altered neurotransmitter that makes them less able to adapt to variations in hormone levels.

Madam Olga Gormalova (right), presenting a parckage to Mr Charles Tawiah (arrowed)

General News

The management of Agroecom Ghana Ltd, a leading cocoa purchasing company in the country, has presented farming inputs to over 48,000 cocoa farmers across the country at a special ceremony at Asawinso in the Sefwi Wiaso Municipality in the Western Region.

The input package which cost GH¢ 9.7 million and in the form of agro-chemicals, wellington boots, rechargeable sprayers, protective materials, cutlasses among others were part of Agroecom’s incentives to the farmers to boost cocoa production in the country.

GNPC offers $1.5m scholarship to 1,000 students (library photo)

General News

The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) is offering $1.5 million worth of scholarship to 1,000 students to pursue science, mathematics and technical education in the country’s tertiary institutions.

The move is to ensure there are more qualified Ghanaian technologists in the oil and gas industry capable of contributing constructively to the country’s development.

Kofi Akpabli (right) and Nana Awere Damoah

General News

Two Ghanaian writers, Kofi Akpabli and Nana Awere Damoah, are in Monrovia to participate in ‘Monrovia Reads’, a literary and cultural festival in Liberia.

The two-day event which ends today, August 19, at the Peace Café, Sinkor, is a celebration of African literature and authorship.

Mr Ignatius Baffour-Awuah, the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, addressing delegates during the 10th Quadrennial Delegates Conference of the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU) at the Great Hall, KNUST

General News

The Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU), Ghana has appealed to the government to scrap some of what it calls ‘nuisance taxes’ impeding the growth of businesses in the country.

The union specifically called for the abolition of the tax on overtime for workers, as it served as a disincentive for them to put in extra time to increase productivity.

Mr Moses Asante Mireku, spokesperson of the forum addressing the media

General News

The Socialist Forum of Ghana (SFG) has condemned what it described as attempts by anti-nationalist forces to distort and rewrite the history of Ghana’s independence struggle.

In the opinion of the forum, the attempt was being done with the sole objective to minimise the role of the popular forces led by Ghana’s first President, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah.

Mr Sylvester Mensah— Aspiring to lead the NDC

Politics

A leading member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Sylvester Mensah, has called on party supporters to desist from destroying one another in pursuit of political desires and ambition.

In recent times, some key members of the NDC have been engaging in accusations and counter accusations following the defeat of the party in the 2016 polls.

Mr Bernard Antwi Boasiako— Ashanti Regional Chairman of NPP

Politics

The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Bernard Antwi Boasiako, has inaugurated a 10-member committee to oversee the construction of the party's office complex for the region.

The committee has been tasked to acquire a land, secure funds and also to ensure a successful execution of the office complex, which when completed, would be the first for the region.

The Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Hajia Halima Mahama

Politics

The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development is working on a memorandum to trigger the process for the election of metropolitan, municipal and district chief executives (MMDCEs), the sector Minister, Hajia Alima Mahama, has announced.

Addressing participants at a day’s retreat on local governance reform in Accra last Wednesday, the minister said she was hopeful that given the President’s commitment to the election of MMDCEs, the memorandum would be approved by Cabinet.

Former President Rawlings

Politics

Former President Jerry John Rawlings during a public lecture at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) was described as a gentle giant after delivering his speech but the former President immediately interrupted the MC, saying he isn’t a gentle giant so shouldn’t be called so.

He claimed former President John Agyekum Kufuor should rather be referred to as the gentle giant because that’s what he’s known for and called by many.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo yesterday received letters of credence from envoys from Britain, Nigeria, Angola and Burkina Faso accredited to serve their respective countries in Ghana.

They are the British High Commissioner to Ghana, Mr Lain Walker, the Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Mr Femi Michael Abikoye, Angolan Ambassador, Mr Augusto da Silva Cunhu, and the Burkinabe Ambassador, Mr Pingrenoma Zagre.

Mr Bernard Antwi-Boasiako

Politics

The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Bernard Antwi-Boasiako has called on the government to bar the National Democratic Congress (NDC) from operating its ideological school, the Ghana Institute of Social Democracy (GISD).

According to the maverick politician, the NDC’s ideological school would be used to promote lawlessness, deviant attitudes and terrorism.

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...Die-Hard Supporters pledges total support (library photo)

Sports News

Popular national supporters group, the Die-Hard Supporters Union, has urged the Black Stars B to book the CHAN ticket on Sunday after drawing 2-2 with Burkina Faso in the first leg in Ouagadougou last week.

The group was the only supporters group which travelled to support the team last weekend and commended the relentless efforts of the players to secure a vital away draw ahead of the return leg in Kumasi on Sunday.

Azumah Nelson Jnr will make his sixth appearance as an amateur boxer

Sports News

All pugilists for the fourth edition of the Azumah Nelson Fight Night yesterday morning tilted the scales successfully and also passed a medical examination ahead of tonight’s showdown at the Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra.

Headline fighters, undefeated Ghana super featherweight champion Wahab Oluwaseun and British challenger John Hicks, tipped the scales at 136 kilogrammes and 137 kilogrammes respectively.

Black Stars B players are confident of qualifying for the 2018 CHAN

Sports News

Kumasi fans, known for their loyalty towards the Black Stars A, are set to extend the same massive support to the Black Stars B tomorrow when they clash with Burkina Faso at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi in a return leg of the Total 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier.

The interest in the game has peaked just in time following Assistant Coach, Maxwell Konadu’s appeal on radio for massive support to enable them to ‘wipe off’ their opponents.

Wisdom Na-Adjrago

Sports News

Wisdom Na-Adjrago says he is looking forward to winning his third title in 2017 after reaching the final with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Emmanuel Plange at the ongoing Accra Open Tennis tournament at the Accra Sports Stadium courts.

Na-Adjrago, Ghana's number one seed, saw off Bernard Ashitey Armaah 6-3, 6-3 in the quarter final before taking on Emmanuel Plange in the semi-final yesterday.

Some of the athletes ready for action

Sports News

The First Ghana Open International Taekwondo Championship comes off today at the D.G. Hithramani Hall at the Accra Sports Stadium.

The championship is being patronised by over 130 taekwondo athletes from 15 countries, including host Ghana, which is being represented by 34 athletes.

Bastie Samir

Sports News

The second edition of the Wisdom Boxing Gym outreach training at UTC, near Rawlings Park, in Accra will come off today.

The event, dubbed: ‘To-be-a-man-boxing’, after the brainchild, Kwame Acheampong, alias “ To-be-a-man, a boxing manager, promoter and businessman.

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Relationships

Some three years ago, a young woman in a relationship with a man of her dreams visited him unannounced and found him in bed with her closest friend.

They were so engrossed that they didn’t know somebody was watching.

Now you are dating, you might feel the need for a significant talk: The Define the Relationship conversation.

There comes a point when one or both partners want to know, “Are we a couple or just hanging out together? Do we have the same idea about where this relationship is going?”

Breakups. Whether you “consciously uncoupled” or were heartlessly dumped out of the blue, any kind of parting ways can sting.

There are healthy ways to deal with your grief, which is real and vaild, but there are also things that can trip you up and postpone healing. Don’t lose heart: you will move on in time, find a love better suited for you, and all of this will be a memory.

 Mr Vishwas Saxena

Business News

Technology giant Samsung Electronics Company Limited, has introduced a new premium television set model series ‘QLED TV 2017’ onto the Ghanaian market.

The new QLED TV, among other things, delivers the best picture quality as a result of the new metal Quantum Dot material and enhances ones’   living space with added lifestyle values.

Representatives of Vodafone explaining to a customer middle how the new promotion works

Business News

Mobile network operator Vodafone Ghana has rolled out the “Ekiki Mi” promotion to give customers the opportunity to share recharge cards of the same value with two other Vodafone users.

This promotion, which is the first of its kind, has a two-month life span and gives customers an exciting and unprecedented opportunity to engage more with their close friends and family.

Mr Alan Kyerematen (middle), Minister of Trade and Industry, swearing in the members of the Small-Scale Industry Board. Picture: INNOCENT K. OWUSU

Business News

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, has hinted that the government will re-focus the operations of the National Investment Bank (NIB) from being largely a universal bank to an industrial development bank.

He explained that re-focusing, which was in line with the original mandate of the bank, formed part of strategies the government had adopted to implement the first of its 10-pillar industrial transformational agenda — industrial revitalisation.

Harold Haity

Showbiz News

When Ghanaian electric bass player, Harold Haity, left his base at Kiel  in Germany for Accra about a month ago, he knew he was heading home to unwind from the hectic gigs across Europe and sessions with his music students.

He decided, in the course of his holiday,  to play a couple of gigs in the nation’s capital to introduce himself and his style  to music lovers and that’s how come he will be the featured act on Saturday, August 26 at the +233 Jazz Bar and Grill in Accra.

Second Lady, Mrs Samira Bawumia

Showbiz News

The second edition of the Black Star International Film Festival has opened in Accra with a call on Ghanaian filmmakers to tell the Ghanaian story.

Speaking at the opening ceremony at the Silverbird Cinema, Accra Mall, yesterday,  August 18, the Second Lady, Mrs Samira Bawumia, urged filmmakers in Ghana to always endeavour to tell the Ghanaian story.

The National Symphony Orchestra

Showbiz News

Jamestown Café and Archiafrika will today, August 19, organise a musical festival at the Franklin Lodge, James Town, Accra.

The main aim of the show is to draw attention to landmarks such as the Franklin Lodge that have been ignored in James Town.

The driver in Thursday's van attack that killed 13 people in a tourist area of Barcelona may still be alive and on the run, Spanish police say.

Steve Bannon

International News

White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is the latest top aide of President Donald Trump to leave his post.

About 11 million people in India have been hit by flooding

International News

More than 16 million people have now been affected by seasonal flooding across a swathe of South Asia, say aid officials.

The floods in Nepal, Bangladesh and India are thought to have killed about 500 people and are expected to worsen.