• 2 days AMD is buying a rival chipmaker for $35bn MyJoyOnline -Sports
    The coronavirus pandemic has forever changed the microchip industry, kicking its consolidation into high-gear as people rely more on massive data centers to host their video conferences and other productivity services. Capping off a year of massive change for semiconductors, AMD agreed to buy rival chipmaker Xilinx in a $35 billion deal. The two companies announced Tuesday that the all-stock transaction will create the industry’s largest high-performance computing company and further bolster AMD’s growing portfolio. Combined, it will have 13,000 employees with the deal expected to close at the end of 2021. Together, the companies are hoping ... more
  • 2 days No trader will pay back Covid-19 Stimulus Package under my government – Mahama MyJoyOnline -Sports
    The Presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama, has advised traders and beneficiaries of the state’s Covid-19 stimulus package to ignore false claims by pro-government propagandists that the next NDC government will require them to pay back. Describing the claims as “lies” and “cheap politicking”, Mr Mahama said no trader will pay back the Covid-19 stimulus package under his next government. Addressing the chiefs and people of Doryumu on Tuesday as part of his five-day campaign tour of the Greater Accra region, he said some elements within the ruling party were peddling falsehood against the NDC ... more
  • 2 days Government revises fiscal deficit-to-GDP to 8.3% in 2020. MyJoyOnline -Sports
    Government has scaled down the projected 2021 Fiscal Deficit from 9.6% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as reported in the Mid-Year Review to 8.3%of GDP. This reflects improved revenues from the anticipated pick-up of economic activities and a more rationalized public expenditure programme. According to Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, it expects the country to return to the fiscal responsibility threshold of 5.0% of GDP fiscal deficit and a positive primary balance earlier than the 2024 fiscal year previously announced. The government exceeded their respective targets for both revenue and expenditure in the first nine months of the year resulting ... more
  • 2 days MTN, Enterprise Life launches insurance scheme for MoMo Agents MyJoyOnline -Sports
    Telecommunications giant, MTN Ghana has launched an insurance scheme for MTN Mobile Money Agents across the country. The Mobile Financial Service (MFS) department at MTN Ghana launched the scheme to support these agents in case any unfortunate incident occurs. The insurance will provide cover for the agents plus 2 nominated lives. There will be a hospitalization cover and a lump sum that is paid in the event that the person, unfortunately, passes on. The policy in terms of benefit for death, total disability, and critical illness covers up to ¢3,000 while a support of ¢500 will be provided in ... more
  • 2 days Organisers, contestants prep for MTN Hitmaker live show MyJoyOnline -Sports
    Organisers and contestants of the ninth season of the MTN Hitmaker have begun preparing for the live shows. This comes weeks after intense auditions and boot camp that led to the selection of the final contestants. The reality show which is searching for Ghana’s music star saw the contestants during the weekend mount the live stage to practice for the main event. In an interview, producer Kaywa who is a judge on the show said the contestants are bringing losts of talent and excitement to the show. “I have been listening to them and I think we have a ... more
  • 2 days Government to issue $5bn sovereign bonds in 2021; GH$7.7bn to be spent on salaries MyJoyOnline -Sports
    The government says it will continue to raise funds from the international capital market to fund the 2021 budget. This will comprise the issuance of sovereign bonds of $3 billion with the option to increase it to U$5 billion should market conditions prove favourable, Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta disclosed. He is therefore requesting an approval from parliament for the issuance of the sovereign bonds of US$3 billion with the option to increase it to US$5 billion should market conditions prove favourable. Out of the amount to be raised, U$1.5 billion will be used to support the 2021 budget and ... more
  • 2 days Asesewa ECG staff chased out office by NPP supporters over alleged sabotage MyJoyOnline -Sports
    Some angry members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) at Asesewa in the Eastern Region have chased out the staff of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and locked the offices. They accused the Company of intentionally cutting power supply just when the Vice President, Dr Mahamadu Bawumia was about to address a campaign rally at the Asesewa market on Tuesday evening. The irate members besieged the ECG premises and ordered the workers to vacate their offices because they suspected the workers were on a mission to sabotage the NPP campaign in the area. A worker who spoke to ... more
  • 2 days Joyment Ventures manager grabbed for embezzling over ¢500k MyJoyOnline -Sports
    A 28-year-old manager of Joyment Ventures has been put before an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly embezzling ¢535,963.83 belonging to his employers.    Karikari Acheampong is alleged to have used part of the money to set up his own companies. He pleaded not guilty to stealing and has been admitted to bail in the sum of ¢500,000 with three sureties, one to be justified. Acheampong is to reappear on November 11. The court ordered that the sureties should be gainfully employed and must deposit their passport pictures at the Court’s Registry.  Prosecuting, General Sergeant Thomas Sarfo said the ... more
  • 2 days Akufo-Addo deceived Ghanaians on his promise to reduce borrowing – Sammy Gyamfi MyJoyOnline -Sports
    The Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has accused President Akufo-Addo of deceiving Ghanaians to garner votes in the 2016 election. Sammy Gyamfi at a press briefing on Monday said the New Patriotic Party (NPP) at the time promised to manage the country’s economy better than the Mahama government, however, upon assuming office it has gone contrary to their pledge. According to him, the current administration in three and half years has borrowed an amount of ¢138 billion. This, he said, is unacceptable and a sign Akufo-Addo’s betrayal. “Despite promising to reduce government borrowing, President Akufo-Addo has ... more
  • 2 days Megan Thee Stallion teases collabs on her debut album MyJoyOnline -Sports
    “Trying to pick the songs I think my hotties will like the most for my ALBUM.” Megan Thee Stallion has a debut album coming soon, and she’s been teasing some very intriguing snippets. On October 28, Meg shared some behind-the-scenes photos of her album-making process, including photos with her frequent collaborator, producer Lil Ju. “Trying to pick the songs I think my hotties will like the most for my ALBUM,” she wrote, alongside one photo that featured a storyboard of post-it notes that fans are already straining to read. “Each 1 is an ingredient to the krabby ... more
  • 2 days Hundreds stranded in the cold waiting for buses in chaotic post-Trump rally scene MyJoyOnline -Sports
    When President Donald Trump left Omaha on Tuesday, thousands watched and cheered in the frigid air as Air Force One took off into the night sky. But for these loyal supporters, their experience at the Trump rally was far from over. For the next several hours, hundreds and hundreds of people who attended the rally were stranded, as a chaotic scene unfolded on dark roads on a remote stretch near the Omaha airport. They waited for buses that didn’t arrive, unable to reach the site because of a clogged two-lane road. Many people started walking to their cars, parked three or four miles ... more
  • 2 days Don Bortey says he can solve Kotoko’s African trophy drought MyJoyOnline -Sports
    Hearts of Oak legend Bernard Don Bortey believes he can end Asante Kotoko’s long wait for an African title if he is appointed as coach. Kotoko have not enjoyed success in Africa in over three decades. They last won an African title in 1983. Since then, they have lost two finals. They were beaten in 1993 by Egyptian club, Zamalek in the Champions League. In 2004, they lost the Confederation Cup trophy to arch-rivals Hearts of Oak – a side Bortey was part of. However, Don Bortey, who is now a coach, says he is ready to help ... more
  • 2 days First 20 corporate entities to enjoy discounts at newly outdoored Gravity Grand Hotel MyJoyOnline -Sports
    Gravity Grand Hotel has opened with enticing offers for the first 20 corporate organisations. The hotel with the tagline ‘Affordable luxury in the heart of town’ offers its customers serenity and a great atmosphere for their meetings, conferences and events. This offer comes at a great time, especially in an industry where the more exquisite, the higher the cost principle applies. Located at East Legon Hills, behind the Trassaco Estates, Gravity Grand Hotel provides the much-needed peace of mind away from the noisy city centre for both individuals stay, parties and corporate events. Gravity ... more
  • 2 days Caf boss Ahmad facing Fifa ban after ‘breaching code of ethics’ MyJoyOnline -Sports
    Confederation of African Football (Caf) president Ahmad has been found to have breached various codes of ethics, BBC Sport Africa understands. On Wednesday, the Fifa vice-president from Madagascar announced his intention to go for a second term in office when Caf elections take place next March. This could now be in doubt after the investigatory chamber of football’s world governing body determined that he has breached various codes of conduct. The next step is for the adjudicatory chamber to hand out its sentencing, a source said, adding that this will possibly happen by the end of November. Any ban is likely ... more
  • 2 days Walter Wallace Case: Philadelphia man described as close to his family, but struggled with mental illness MyJoyOnline -Sports
    Walter Wallace, the 27-year-old Philadelphia man who was killed Monday (Oct. 26) by police officers, was described by neighbors as close to his family and a “quiet kid” who drove for Uber Eats to make a living and a husband and father to eight children.  “He was a family man,” said Tasha White, who lives a few doors down. “He walked with his kids and he walked with his mom.” They also remembered that he was an aspiring rap artist who struggled with mental health problems over the years. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the court system had ordered ... more
  • 2 days Karon Hylton Death: protests after DC man killed in police chase on moped MyJoyOnline -Sports
    Protesters in Washington D.C. are demanding an explanation as well as police body camera footage after the death of a 20-year-old Black man. On Friday (Oct. 23) officers reportedly tried to pull over Karon Hylton for riding without a helmet but his family says the cops hit him. His girlfriend, Amaala Jones-Bey, said he was simply trying to go to a friend’s house to retrieve his car keys. “Over a moped and some car keys, he lost his whole life,” Jones-Bey said, according to local station WUSA. Witnesses say that the police chased down the father of a 3-year-old daughter, but he ... more
  • 2 days Gov’t revises fiscal deficit-to-GDP target to 8.3% in 2020. MyJoyOnline -Sports
    Government has scaled down the projected 2021 Fiscal Deficit from 9.6% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as reported in the Mid-Year Review Budget to 8.3% of GDP. This reflects improved revenues from the anticipated pick-up of economic activities and a more rationalized public expenditure programme. According to Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, it expects the country to return to the fiscal responsibility threshold of 5.0% of GDP and a positive primary balance earlier than the 2024 fiscal year previously announced. The government exceeded their respective targets for both revenue and expenditure in the first nine months of the year resulting ... more
  • 2 days Police officer killed by rooster while breaking up cockfight MyJoyOnline -Sports
    A police officer has been killed by a rooster while attempting to break up an illegal cockfight in the Philippines, authorities have said. Police in the Northern Samar province said Lieutenant Christian Bolok was struck by the rooster’s gaff — a metal blade attached to the bird for a fight. The gaff hit Bolok’s femoral artery as he was confiscating the bird, police said, adding: “He was rushed to the provincial hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival due to heavy blood loss.” There is a long history of both legal and illegal cockfighting in the Philippines, but the ... more
  • 2 days Prince Harry says his upbringing left him unaware of unconscious racial bias — ‘I had no idea’ MyJoyOnline -Sports
    Prince Harry has admitted his upbringing made him unaware of unconscious racial bias, but that changed thanks to his relationship with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. In an interview with GQ magazine, Harry spoke to Patrick Hutchinson, who shot to fame after being pictured carrying an injured White man to safety during a Black Lives Matter protest in June. The Duke of Sussex told Hutchinson that you can’t criticize people for showing their unconscious bias, but once you realize it exists you have to educate yourself because ignorance is no longer an excuse. “Unconscious bias, from my understanding, having the upbringing and the education ... more
  • 2 days ‘Fake Melania’ conspiracy theory circulates after Donald Trump pictured with ‘body double’ MyJoyOnline -Sports
    Melania Trump, is that you?  Many Twitter users wondered the same thing after a woman who looks like she was hired to portray Melania Trump appeared in photos alongside President Donald Trump. The photo caused “Fake Melania” conspiracy theories to resurface on the social media platform, and it’s safe to say that Twitter users had an absolute field day with the images.  What to know about the Fake Melania conspiracy theory: After Donald Trump revealed he and Melania had tested positive for COVID-19 in an announcement via Twitter, as the President does, Melania’s mainly been out of the public eye.  She made an appearance with her ... more
  • 2 days Lous and the Yakuza on style, spirituality, and her showstopping afropunk performance MyJoyOnline -Sports
    One of Marie-Pierra Kakoma’s fondest memories from childhood is dressing up for the parties her mother would host at their home in Rwanda. “Before each party, we’d go into her room, and everybody would be like, ‘Okay, what are we going to wear?’ We’d do little catwalks at home—we used to go shopping before, and it was such a bonding moment,” she remembers. Today, under her stage name Lous and the Yakuza, she’s one of 2020’s names to know in music for her unique blend of Belgian hip-hop with velvety R&B. She’s also a rapidly rising ... more
  • 2 days Gucci and Dazed launch ‘absolute beginners’ film series, TikTok challenge MyJoyOnline -Sports
    Featuring original work by the likes of Elle Fanning, Jodie Turner-Smith, and Kelvin Harrison Jr. Gucci is officially tapping into the power of TikTok. Picking up from the self-made elements of the original Gucci Model Challenge, the luxury brand is releasing a series of short films starring Elle Fanning, Jodie Turner-Smith, Kelvin Harrison Jr., and more in partnership with Dazed Media. As noted by WWD, the series is titled “Absolute Beginners” and has courted nine first-time directors and friends of the powerhouse brand to direct a film to celebrate “the potency of the pop culture and naïveté, the ... more
  • 2 days Jacqueline Lucille Zwennes (nee Farell) MyJoyOnline -Sports
    The Farell, Tracey, Harewood families of Trinidad and Tobago and the Zwennes, Bartels and Allied families of Ghana and Nigerian regret to announce the passing into glory of their beloved Jacqueline Lucille Zwannes (nee Farell). The sad event occurred on Saturday, October 17, 2020, at the Euracare Medical Centre, North Labone, Accra. AGE: 85 years FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS WAKE-KEEPING: House No.45A Ndabaninge Sithole Road, North Labone, Accra on Thursday, November 05, 2020. TIME: 6 pm- 9 pm. BURIAL SERVICE: Calvary Baptist Church, Shiashi Branch, Accra on Friday, November 06, 2020. FILE PAST: From 7:30 am SERVICE: 9 am, ... more
  • 2 days CEOs of Google, Twitter, and Facebook grilled in Senate hearing MyJoyOnline -Sports
    Ted Cruz yelled. His Democratic colleague Brian Schatz called the hearing in which he was speaking “a sham.” Committee chair Roger Wicker couldn’t pronounce the last name of Google’s CEO. Just another day on Capitol Hill for Big Tech. In a contentious hearing on Wednesday, the CEOs of Facebook (FB), Google (GOOG), and Twitter (TWTR) were questioned by Senators on the Commerce Committee over their content moderation policies. Some demanded more transparency while others sought explanations on a few specific cases in which content was removed or labelled by platforms. Though the hearing was meant to focus on a crucial law, known as Section 230, ... more
  • 2 days Forget TikTok! LaceTok is here, and this textile historian is leading the pack MyJoyOnline -Sports
    TikTok is largely dominated by trending songs, dance challenges, and an overall embrace of creativity, but it’s not as well-known for its fashion scene. That being said, a stylish community is forming on the app—and Vogue is here to find the most inspiring, and most stylish, creators. This week’s must-follow account is Elena Naomi Kanagy-Loux (@erenanaomi), a 34-year-old creator based in Brooklyn who is captivating her audience’s attention by hand-making lace on the app. She spends her days as a collections specialist at the Antonio Ratti Textile Center at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. “The Antonio ... more
  • 2 days Obama slams Jared Kushner for saying black Americans need to ‘want’ to be successful MyJoyOnline -Sports
    Jared Kushner’s comments that Black people must “want to be successful,” ignited a social media firestorm this week. Now, former President Barack Obama is speaking out. During a drive-in campaign rally in Orlando, Florida, on Tuesday (October 27), Obama said about President Trump, “he loves to talk about Black unemployment, look how low Black unemployment… unemployment was really high when I came in and we brought that unemployment low and it kept on going low. And he wants to take credit for it, says he’s the best president for Black folks since Abe Lincoln. Man. ”He continued, “Now his advisers ... more
  • 2 days Full text: Finance Minister, Ofori-Atta presents 2021 expenditure in Advance of Appropriation to Parliament MyJoyOnline -Sports
    Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta has presented the financial plan of government for the first quarter of 2021. The budget termed Expenditure in Advance of Appropriation has become a usual characteristic in election years to prevent transitional challenges and ensure the smooth running of government for the first three months in the year after an election. Among other things, the Finance Minister is seeking Parliament’s approval to spend ¢27.4 billion for the first quarter of 2021. – The post Full text: Finance Minister, Ofori-Atta presents 2021 expenditure in Advance of Appropriation to Parliament appeared first on MyJoyOnline.com. ... more
  • 2 days Your brand as a person should be valuable as the information you share – Dr. Ike Tandoh ModernGhana -Sports
    As a communicator or any other important stakeholder, your brand as a person should be valuable as the information you share, Dr. Ike Tandoh, a Founder and Lead Management Consultant, has said. Speaking to some selected journalists, advocates and prolific writers at the African Journalists for Economic Opportunity Training (AJEOT-2020) organised by ILAPI, the communication expert said: There is a general lack of understanding of what branding entails. ... more
  • 2 days Voice of Zongo International Supports Little Jamila ModernGhana -Sports
    The Voice of Zongo International, a group made up of Zongo indigenes home and abroad has supported little Jamila Hamza Yakubu with an amount of Ghc 8. 000. 00. The donation was to enable little Jamila to undergo a heart surgery to correct an ailment that has been affecting her growth effectively. ... more
  • 2 days Wanderlust: Why we need more protection for migratory animals MyJoyOnline -Sports
    Migratory species from birds to elephants and eels travel huge distances and cross international borders. But man-made problems are threatening these species and their journeys. Cross-border protection is key. “They begin on a fall night, preferring the light of a full moon … Driven by the currents, they’re pulled to the mouth of the river and out into the ocean,” writes the WWF, rather poetically, of the European eel’s long journey from the rivers of Central Europe to the far reaches of the Atlantic Ocean. Slithering eels don’t usually conjure up such lyrical language. But the creature’s life journey ... more
  • 2 days Sammy Gyamfi’s full speech: Ignore government’s deceptive semantics about Ghana’s catastrophic debt position MyJoyOnline -Sports
    GHANA’S DEBT HAS CROSSED HIPC PROPORTIONS Distinguished friends from the media, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has taken notice of frantic efforts by the Akufo Addo-government, to conceal Ghana’s current catastrophic debt position and wishes to set the records straight. First and foremost, we wish to reiterate the assertion by our flag-bearer, H.E John Dramani Mahama, that President Akufo Addo has supervised the degeneration of Ghana’s economy back to the same unsustainable debt position we were when we joined the HIPC program nineteen (19) years ago. You may recall, that in the run up to the 2016 general elections, ... more
  • 2 days FBNBank Ghana supports fight against polio MyJoyOnline -Sports
    FBNBank Ghana Ltd., a subsidiary of First Bank of Nigeria Limited, has donated an amount of GH¢20,000 to support Rotary Ghana, the Ghana National Polio Plus Committee, and selected Rotary Clubs mostly in the Ashanti Region in the fight against Polio in Ghana. This is to help Rotary and its partners roll out a polio immunization exercise for children between zero (0) months to infants of up to fifty-nine (59) months. Even though Africa has now been declared polio-free, there remains work to be done to ensure polio stays out. Making the presentation to mark the International ... more
  • 2 days GFA holds fruitful meeting with clubs ahead of 2020/2021 GPL Pulse -Sports
    <p class="">Clubs have been briefed on Matchday Protocols ahead of the start of the 2020/2021 Ghana Premier League season.</p> <p class="">The Eighteen (18) Premier League clubs have also been briefed on upcoming training workshops and seminars in line with the programme for the new season.</p> <p class="">Speaking at a virtual meeting with Chief Executive Officers and Club Administrators on Tuesday October 27, the General Secretary of the GFA, Prosper Harrison Addo, explained what Clubs are expected to do before, during and after matches in conformity with directives to ensure safety and security during this "Football Against COVID-19" season.</p> <p class="">A ... more
  • 2 days Give me Kotoko coaching job and I will win them Champions League- Dong Bortey Pulse -Sports
    <p class="">Former Hearts Oak striker Bernard Dong Bortey has said that he will win the CAF Champions League for Asante Kotoko when he is given the coaching job of the Kumasi giants.</p> <p class="">The Porcupine Warriors have been searching for a continental title since winning the Africa Inter Club Competition (now CAF Champions League) in 1983 and in between they have lost three continental finals 1993, 2002 and 2004).</p> <p class="">READ MORE: <a href="https://www.pulse.com.gh/sports/football/derek-boateng-shows-off-his-family-to-mark-18th-anniversary-of-marriage-photos/mj14qzh" id="0732b98a-31ea-428f-81bd-83741ab7d1ea">Derek Boateng shows off his family to mark 18th anniversary of marriage (photos) Asante </a></p> <p class="">Kotoko who are two times champions of Africa seem to ... more
  • 2 days God is with me- Raphael Dwamena speaks after latest hearts attack Pulse -Sports
    <p class="">Ghana striker Raphael Dwamena has spoken after suffering his latest heart attack.</p> <p class="">Raphael Dwamena made the headlines on Monday for the wrong reason when news emerged that he suffered a heart attack which has sidelined him indefinitely from football.</p> <p class="">It was reported afterwards that Dwamena’s Danish side Vejle Boldklub parted ways with him because of his condition.</p> <p class="">READ MORE:<a href="https://www.pulse.com.gh/sports/football/derek-boateng-shows-off-his-family-to-mark-18th-anniversary-of-marriage-photos/mj14qzh" id="61b9ebca-209c-4c95-a5fe-8a13b036c5e9"> Derek Boateng shows off his family to mark 18th anniversary of marriage (photos)</a></p> <p class="">The club and the player later confirmed the news was true, but for the best interest of both parties.</p> <p class="">Raphael ... more
  • 2 days Klopp will secretly ‘love’ Liverpool injury problems – Adam Lallana Ghanaweb -Soccer
    Adam Lallana has expressed his belief that Jurgen Klopp will secretly "love" Liverpool's injury problems because he enjoys meeting a "challenge face on". ... more
  • 2 days 2020/21 GPL: Coach Paa Kwesi Fabin vows to win all home matches for Aduana Stars Ghanaweb -Soccer
    Aduana Stars coach, Paa Kwesi Fabin has set his sights on winning all his home matches in the 2020/2021 Ghana Premier League season. ... more
  • 2 days Wembly Sports targets construction of astroturf facilities across the country- Robert Coleman Ghanaweb -Soccer
    The Chief Executive Officer of Wembly Sports Construction Company Limited, Robert Coleman has said that his firm aims at constructing an astroturf facility across the various constituencies in the country. ... more
  • 2 days Maradona self-isolating at home due to COVID-19 risk MyJoyOnline -Sports
    Diego Maradona is self-isolating after potentially being exposed to the coronavirus through one of his bodyguards. Maradona, who led Argentina to World Cup glory in 1986, began isolating at his home in Argentina on Tuesday after last coming in contact with the guard on the weekend. The 59-year-old is not displaying symptoms and will do a COVID-19 screening on Thursday, local media reported. Earlier this month, Maradona had tested negative for COVID-19 after coming in contact with one of his players who had contracted the virus. Maradona is currently the coach of Argentine top division side Gimnasia y Esgrima ... more
  • 2 days GFA hold successful meeting with clubs ahead of league start Ghanaweb -Soccer
    Clubs have been briefed on Matchday Protocols ahead of the start of the 2020/2021 Ghana Premier League season. ... more
  • 2 days Watch Frimpong’s ‘horror’ tackle on an opponent in Hungary Ghanaweb -Soccer
    Ghanaian defender, Abraham Frimpong, has gone viral in Hungary for the wrong reasons after being shown a straight red card for a horrific tackle on an opponent. ... more
  • 2 days Ghana’s Bernard Morrison throws punches in Tanzanian league match Ghanaweb -Soccer
    Controversial Ghanaian player, Bernard Morrison has landed in fresh trouble after punching an opponent in the face during a football match on Monday, October 26. ... more
  • 2 days Four migrants die as boat capsizes in English Channel MyJoyOnline -Sports
    French rescue boats and a Belgian helicopter were called when a migrant boat was seen in distress off the Coastal town of Dunkirk. Two children and two adults have died, officials said. Two children – aged five and eight – and a man and a woman died when their vessel capsized near Dunkirk. Fifteen others were taken to hospital, French officials said on Tuesday. Authorities launched a large search and rescue operation after seeing a vessel in in difficulty near the port town of Dunkirk. They and other migrants were trying to cross the English Channel to Britain, French ... more
  • 2 days Heathrow no longer Europe’s busiest airport as boss blames coronavirus testing failure MyJoyOnline -Sports
    Paris’s Charles de Gaulle has overtaken Heathrow as Europe’s busiest airport, with the London hub reporting falling passenger numbers and rising losses. Heathrow reported a loss of £1.5bn in the first nine months of 2020 – a year when demand for air travel has been hit badly due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Passenger numbers between July and September were down by more than 84% compared with the same period in 2019, as the airport started to fall behind rivals that are using Covid-19 testing regimes. COVID-19 testing stations have been set up at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris Heathrow saw 18.97 million passengers ... more
  • 2 days Derek Boateng shows off his family to mark 18th anniversary of marriage (photos) Pulse -Sports
    <p class="">Former Black Stars midfielder Derek Boateng has released adorable pictures of his adorable family on the 18<sup>th</sup> anniversary of his marriage.</p> <p class="">Derek Boateng tied the knot with his wife Aisha Boateng on 25<sup>th</sup> October, 2002, so Sunday 25<sup>th</sup> October, 2020 marked exactly 18 years since he tied the knot with his beautiful wife and the former Getafe celebrated it buy cute photos of his family.</p> <p class="">READ MORE: <a href="https://www.pulse.com.gh/sports/football/derek-boateng-ex-black-stars-midfielder-shares-the-secret-of-his-17-year-old-marriage/bpc3nwc" id="3caf7e39-98d4-471b-a43b-23f221c6d626">Ex-Black Stars midfielder Derek Boateng shares the secret of his 17-year-old marriage</a></p> <p class="">In the photos, Boateng and his family were captured looking great. From the photos, Boateng ... more
  • 2 days 2020 BET Hip Hop Awards: Stormzy wins Best International Flow MyJoyOnline -Sports
    UK rapper Stormzy took home a gong for winning the Best International Flow award at the 2020 BET Hip Hop Awards show. The ‘Heavy is the Head’ rapper was competing against Meryl and Kaaris both from France, South Africa’s Nasty C, Khaligraph Jones from Kenya, also from the UK Ms Banks and Brazil’s Djonga to win the award. Stormzy in his acceptance speech said “I am grateful. I feel blessed. I feel honoured.” He revealed that he was elated to have been given the award considering the numerous talents there are across the globe. The award was presented to ... more
  • 2 days Somali peace activist Ilwad Elman receives German Africa Prize 2020 MyJoyOnline -Sports
    German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has presented this year’s award to Ilwad Elman, a leading advocate for peace and justice in war-torn Somalia. In times of the COVID-19 pandemic, attending this year’s German Africa Prize ceremony in Berlin was quite a challenge for Ilwad Elman. Rather than flying directly to Germany from Somalia, she had to go into quarantine elsewhere due to coronavirus-related health measures.  But Elman, who fled war and terror in her native Somalia as a two-year-old and returned 17 years later, is used to fighting against the odds. “With you, the German Africa Prize has a ... more
  • 2 days EU concerned over credibility of Guinea poll results MyJoyOnline -Sports
    The European Union has said that although voting in Guinea was calm, “questions remain as to the credibility of the result”. It said it had taken note of the provisional results that announced President Alpha Conde’s win. The EU said it supported the diplomacy efforts by West Africa’s regional bloc, Ecowas, the African Union and the UN to restore confidence. A delegation of mediators is in the country and has met various political actors, including opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo who has been prevented from leaving his house. “To this end, all actors involved in this process must be ... more
  • 2 days 9-year-old boy develops architectural model of Axim Sports Complex Ghanaweb -Soccer
    A talented 9-year-old boy who resides at Lower Axim (Bol)fo Aledze) in the Western Region of Ghana has developed an architectural model of Axim Sports Complex. ... more
  • 2 days World faces transition of ‘arms control structures’: IAEA MyJoyOnline -Sports
    Tensions between the United States and Russia on nuclear arms control are a sign of a strategic transition, which also opens up opportunities. DW spoke with Rafael Grossi, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency. The world’s nuclear arms control regime has had several setbacks recently. The United States, notably, has withdrawn from several treaties governing nuclear weapons. DW asked the director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, how he sees the latest developments and what impact they may have on the world’s nuclear future.  DW: The whole nuclear arms control regime seems to be crumbling. The United States has been ... more
  • 2 days Trump campaign website hacked with message that says ‘the world has had enough’ MyJoyOnline -Sports
    The Donald Trump campaign website has been hacked. The website’s “About” page was briefly replaced by a message which stated: “the world has had enough of the fake-news spreaded (sic) daily by president donald j trump.” It appeared to be an unsophisticated scam aimed at collecting cryptocurrency. There was no clue to the identity of the hacker(s). The message spoke of access to “Trump and relatives” and of “classified information” that the “trump-gov is involved in the origin of the corona virus”. There was no immediate verification as to the veracity of the message nor, indeed, any evident concern ... more
  • 2 days Sammy Adjei is my role model – Hearts of Oak goalkeeper Richard Attah Ghanaweb -Soccer
    Goalkeeper Richard Attah has named legendary Accra Hearts of Oak shot-stopper, Sammy Adjei as his role model. ... more
  • 2 days Poland’s churches become sites of protest amid abortion row MyJoyOnline -Sports
    For the first time in Catholic Poland, people are protesting in churches. There has also been pandemonium in parliament. The unrest comes after the Constitutional Court decided to tighten abortion laws. Protests against the tightening of abortion legislation have a long tradition in Poland — but never before has the country seen protesters enter churches and disrupt services. At the weekend, 20 young men and women held a sit-down protest in front of the altar of a church in Poznan, chanting and holding up banners. The disruption was so massive that the priest broke off the Mass. Catholic Church under fire Protesters holding ... more
  • 2 days Govt must aid Ghanaian clubs in coronavirus testing – Dr Prince Pamboe Ghanaweb -Soccer
    CAF medical officer, Dr. ... more
  • 2 days Shatta Wale, Samini, Stonebwoy ‘face-off’ for peace MyJoyOnline -Sports
    Clearly one for the history books, three of Ghana’s fiercest dancehall acts, Shatta Wale, Samini and Stonebwoy will perform on one stage together. The three acts, who have for some years now, been at the centre of some of the most talked-about beefs and controversies will ‘face-off’ on November 1 at the maiden edition of the GH Unite Virtual Concert. Put together by Loggy Entertainment and Klassik Promo Inc, the virtual concert will bring Shatta Wale, Samini and Stonebwoy together on one night for a good cause. The three respected dancehall musicians, who will be joined by talented acts ... more
  • 2 days From manual to automatic controls: Kpong Dam to supply stable power to national grid following completion of €50m AFD sponsored retrofit MyJoyOnline -Sports
    Inside the control room of the newly refurbished Kpong Hydroelectric Dam, engineers click on buttons on a computer screen to regulate the spillway gates of the dam. This is a departure from the situation years back when controls were done manually. The 160 MW Kpong Dam, located 32km downstream of Akosombo Dam on River Volta, in the town of Akuse in the Eastern Region, is one of two hydroelectric power dams generating Ghana’s national electricity. Built-in 1982 by the Volta River Authority (VRA), the dam supplements power production from the 1020 MW Akosombo Dam, for the smelting of ... more
  • 2 days ‘God is with me’- Raphael Dwamena vows to fight on after latest heart problem Ghanaweb -Soccer
    Ghanaian International Raphael Dwamena has vowed to fight on and revive his career after a latest medical report revealed that he needs to take an indefinite break from the sports to avert aggravating his condition. ... more
  • 2 days Hearts of Oak cannot win 2020/21 Ghana Premier League – Kofi Abanga Ghanaweb -Soccer
    Former Accra Hearts of Oak star, Kofi Abanga has insisted that his former side cannot win the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League title. ... more
  • 2 days Karela United FC closing in on Liberian midfielder Varney Boakai Sando Ghanaweb -Soccer
    Karela United FC are set to complete the signing of Liberian midfielder Varney Boakai Sando Jr. ... more
  • 2 days 2020/21 GPL: ‘Hearts of Oak has a 99.9% chance of winning the league’– Richard Attah Ghanaweb -Soccer
    Accra Hearts of Oak goalkeeper, Richard Attah has claimed that the 2020/2021 Ghana Premier League season will be theirs to lose. ... more
  • 2 days Star Madrid coach Michael Osei proposes how Ghanaian clubs can keep players Ghanaweb -Soccer
    Star Madrid head coach Michael Osei says player exodus will reduce on the domestic scene if Ghanaian clubs are able to meet the demands of players. ... more
  • 2 days Livestream: Volta River Authority 60th anniversary launch MyJoyOnline -Sports
    The Volta River Authority (VRA) is launching its 60th anniversary at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra. The event which was attended by various stakeholders will unveil the activities scheduled for the celebration of the landmark as well as achievements of the VRA. The post Livestream: Volta River Authority 60th anniversary launch appeared first on MyJoyOnline.com. ... more
  • 2 days Yemen: Saudi-led coalition ‘systematically’ targeted bridges MyJoyOnline -Sports
    Data suggest that Saudi Arabia and its allies have targeted civilian infrastructure in Yemen, according to an initiative that documents human rights violations. Under international law, such attacks amount to war crimes. The Saudi-led coalition waging war in Yemen systematically targeted bridges, considered key for the survival of civilian populations, according to a report published on Wednesday by the Yemeni Archive. In 2015, Saudi Arabia and its allies launched an aerial campaign against Shiite Houthi forces in a bid to reinstall the internationally recognized government of President Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi. Although the Saudi-led coalition claims that it adheres ... more
  • 2 days Cheap EU chicken presents grave human health risk: report MyJoyOnline -Sports
    A report by the NGO Germanwatch found high levels of antimicrobial-resistant pathogens in chicken sold by Europe’s largest poultry producers. Researchers say the pathogens present a major health risk. A new report published by the non-governmental organization (NGO) Germanwatch on Tuesday outlines alarming levels of antimicrobial-resistant pathogens in chicken sold by Europe’s three largest poultry producers.     The study was carried out on chicken produced by the companies and purchased from Aldi, Lidl and other discount supermarkets across Europe — in France, Germany, Poland, the Netherlands and Spain — as well as from the producers themselves. Overall, Germanwatch researchers found that the ... more
  • 2 days Legon Cities in talks to sign ex-Schalke midfielder Anthony Annan Ghanaweb -Soccer
    Ghana Premier League side Legon Cities are in talks to sign former Schalke midfielder Anthony Annan, GHANAsoccernet. ... more
  • 2 days Anti-French sentiment grows in Muslim countries MyJoyOnline -Sports
    The backlash between Islamic countries and France over President Emmanuel Macron’s comments on Islam and freedom of speech is growing. DW’s correspondents take a look at some of the reactions in the region. In the wake of the murder of Samuel Paty, a teacher who was killed for showing students caricatures of Prophet Muhammad, French authorities have launched a crackdown on radical Islam, closing one mosque and raided several properties. Earlier in September, President Emmanuel Macron had pledged to fight “Islamist separatism” and to protect French values and principles. The reactions in many parts of the Muslim world are growing increasingly vociferous. Turkey Turkish ... more
  • 2 days Dr. Bawumia Hints Of Atebubu-Amantin District Hospital ModernGhana -Sports
    The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has assured the people of the Atebubu-Amantin municipality of the government rsquo;s plans to build a modern district hospital in Atebubu under a programme to provide hospitals for 111 districts throughout the country which designs have been completed and awaiting take-off. ... more
  • 2 days Felix Annan shows support to Raphael Dwamena after latest career setback Ghanaweb -Soccer
    Asante Kotoko goalkeeper Felix Annan has sent words of encouragement to Ghana forward Raphael Dwamena after the latter's contract with Vejle Boldklub was cancelled due to a heart problem. ... more
  • 2 days Chrissy Teigen explains pictures of baby loss: ‘I needed to know of this moment forever’ MyJoyOnline -Sports
    Chrissy Teigen has explained why she made intimate pictures of the loss of her baby son public, saying “I knew I needed to know of this moment forever”. The TV personality and cookbook author announced she and husband John Legend had lost their third child, a boy named Jack, shortly after his birth late last month. Teigen, 34, has revealed in a candid new blog post that Jack was delivered at 20 weeks and said she asked for photographs of the tragic ordeal “no matter how uncomfortable it was” because “I just needed them”. She wrote: “I explained to a very ... more
  • 2 days Coronavirus digest: Protests in Italy as Europe locks down MyJoyOnline -Sports
    Protests turned violent after the introduction of new restrictions, with second-wave lockdowns being implemented across Europe. Meanwhile, both Germany and the Indian capital New Delhi reported a daily record for cases. Italian police deployed teargas after demonstrators rallied across the country against nationwide coronavirus restrictions on Tuesday evening. Members of the neo-fascist political party Forza Nuova (New Force) clashed with police in the Rome’s central Piazza del Popolo. The Northern cities of Milan and Turin saw scenes of unrest from Monday into Tuesday, after the Italian government imposed the most severe restrictions since the end of the main lockdown in June. ... more
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