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The 2017/2018 University of Ghana Students’ Representative Council [UG-SRC] administration led by Daniel Otting Awuah have released a list of students who will work closely with their administration in the various SRC committees.

The names released also include students who have been assigned specific roles in the SRC.

In a statement signed by the SRC President, the executive committee of the SRC approved the nominations of the students who in the meantime will work in an acting capacity until the SRC General assembly approves their nomination.

The Students' Representative Council [SRC], University of Cape Coast [UCC] has paid a courtesy call on the Honourable Minister of Information, Mustapha Hamid in Accra to congratulate him on his assumption of duty as a minister of state. The visit was also to introduce the new UCC SRC executives to him.

Interacting with the minister, the President of the SRC, Tony Henry Arthur, praised the minister for his hard work which has earned him his current position and said the UCC SRC will continue to tap into his rich experience to move the students and the university at large forward.

On his part, the Minister expressed appreciation to the student leaders for their visit.

A refurbished Glassblowing Unit has been commissioned by University of Cape Coast [UCC] to support practical sessions in the study of Science.

Speaking at the Commissioning of the Unit yesterday at the forecourt of the Department of Chemistry, Pro Vice Chancellor, Professor George K.T. Oduro, indicated that science plays a significant role in the country’s development hence the need for the glassblowing unit.

Bus Donated To Faculty Of Law, UCC

Campus News

The Sam Jonah UCC Endowment Fund has donated a thirty-three seater Coaster bus to the Faculty of Law, University of Cape Coast.

Making the presentation at a short ceremony on Monday, Omanhene of Owirenkyi Traditional Area, Assin Kushea, Nana Prah Agyensaim VI said the donation which is in line with the funds objective of expanding facilities on UCC campus was necessitated by a distress call from the law faculty.

University of Cape Coast has held its annual send-off and award ceremony for the 2016/2017 National Service Personnel of the University.

A total of seven hundred and fifty (750) National Service Persons were posted to University of Cape Coast with four hundred and thirty-one (431) being males and three hundred and nineteen (319) females.

Out of the number, Seventy-four (74) personnel were posted to the Central Administration, seventy-five (75) to the College of Distance Education ,one hundred and eighty-one(181) to the College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, thirty-eight were sent to College of Health and Allied Sciences, one hundred and one(101) to College of Education Studies, two hundred and twenty(220) to College of Humanities and Legal Studies while University Health Services and Library received 41 and 20 service persons respectively.

Dr. Kojo Okyere

Campus News

A passionate appeal has been made to government to revise the number of days for writing the Basic Education Certificate Examination [BECE] to allow students have ample time to learn and absorb better what they have been taught.

The appeal was made by a lecturer at the Department of Religion and Human Values of University of Cape Coast, Dr. Kojo Okyere at a graduation ceremony for students who completed their BECE at the Montessori School in Cape Coast.

The Blues have secured the signing of one of the best players from the Dutch giant's academy and he will join when the transfer window opens. Chelsea have beaten Manchester United, Manchester City and RB Leipzig to the signing of Ajax's 16-year-old wonderkid Daishawn Redan.

The teenage striker has been one of the most prolific in Ajax's youth set up since he joined at the age of eight and will join Chelsea's academy at Cobham Training Centre on July 1.

The former Chelsea midfielder has been slapped with a massive suspension for smashing a ball at two separate players deliberately. Former Chelsea attacker Oscar has been banned by the Chinese Football Association (CFA) for inciting a brawl in Shanghai SIPG's 1-1 draw on Sunday.

The Brazilian kicked the ball violently and purposefully against two Guangzhou R&F players, resulting in a fight on the pitch between both sets of teams.

Hearts players

Local Sports

Hearts of Oak players are owed four months salaries, Sportscrusader.com reports. According to sources close to Sportscrusader.com, the Accra giants are in financial crisis despite having a sponsorship deal with Goil.

Our sources reveal that, the club’s players nearly boycotted training this week but it took the intervention of coach Frank Nuttall.

The late Coach Herbert Addo

Local Sports

The family of the late Coach Herbert Addo has fixed Saturday, June 24 for his burial. Coach Addo, who won the Ghana Premier League with Hearts of Oak in 2002 and Aduana Stars in 2010, died after a short illness at the 37 Military Hospital on Friday, March 24. He was 66.

He would be laid in state at his residence, Oyarifa Addo’s Farm, on the Accra-Aburi.

Former Black Stars captain, Stephen Appiah

Local Sports

Former Black Stars captain, Stephen Appiah, wants the state to do more in terms of developing young football talents.

Appiah was speaking in Elmina at the start of the national finals of the Milo U13 Champions League tournament. The former Juventus midfielder believes that the government needs to recognize the value of Ghanaian footballers and do a lot to groom them for the nation’s benefit.

Hugo Broos is not taking Australia for granted

Foreign Sports

Cameroon will seek to impose themselves early on in Thursday's match against Australia at the Confederations Cup," said coach Hugo Broos. 

The Indomitable Lions will be keen to avoid a repeat of the tepid start to their opening game of the tournament which they lost to Chile.

"I hope we start the game better than we did against Chile. The first 20 minutes were almost disastrous and if we didn't have a bit of luck on our side, we could have been 3-0 down."

Abraham Attah

E-news

Talented young actor, Abraham Attah will be outdoored as the ambassador for government’s ‘Free Senior High School (Free SHS)’ programme.

The ‘Beast of No Nation’ star, Myjoyonline.com gathers, will be unveiled at ceremony at the Ministry of Education Conference room in Accra on Thursday.

One of the key pillars of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP)’s campaign during the 2012 and 2016 elections, the Free SHS programme is expected to roll out in the next academic year, September 2017 across the country.

Kofi Adjorlolo

E-news

Veteran actor Kofi Adjorlolo has admitted that he has a very bad habit of smoking cigarette. According to him, he indulges in smoking a stick or two of cigarette whenever he is stressed.

Making the revelation in an interview on Hitz Gallery on Hitz FM with Dr Pounds, the veteran actor confessed that it is one habit he is not proud of.

Samini

E-news

The second deputy speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has revealed that Dancehall Artiste Samini is his favourite Ghanaian musician.

Speaking to Bola Ray on Starr Chat, Mr. Bagbin said he enjoys music, the beats and lyrics but when it comes to artistes Samini ranks high among all.

“I enjoy music, lyrics, beats and all but Samini is my boy, I spoke to him recently and I tried to meet him and he said he will come,” the MP for Nadowli-Kaleo disclosed.

Multi-talented entertainer, Kwadwo Nkansah alias Lilwin has denied rumours of a split with his wife over cheating allegations.

According to rumours making the rounds on entertainment blogs, Lilwin has evicted his wife Patricia Afriyie and his mother has moved into their matrimonial home to take care of his children.

According to the Kumawood actor, the rumours are not true and were crafted by people who want to make money by writing about him.

Shatta Wale

E-news

Dancehall Artiste, Shatta Wale has said he owns the Ghana Music Industry because he has bought the industry.

The artiste who claims to be the Dancehall King in a post on Facebook said “I say Ghana Music Industry be my own I buy am...end of Story”.

One of Ghana’s most celebrated footballers, Nii Odartey Lamptey has spoken about his devastating and very public divorce battle with his ex-wife.

The former U-17 and U-20 and senior Black Stars forward has spoken about his ordeal for the first time on television.

Lamptey was hosted by Yaw Ampofo Ankrah during the 2017 Confederations Cup match between Mexico and Portugal on Kwese TV.

Football: the weird game where grown men/women in short shorts and a jersey, run around a large field, chasing after a small and inflated round object – spitting and tackling each other...all in the bid to kick the object into some kind of net-like cave.

Usually, a person stands inside this cave hoping to stop the object from entering the space. Another person, perhaps a kind of prefect, also stands outside the lines of the field watching the players, waiting to blow a whistle, and possibly wave a yellow or red card at a select number on the field who are being a little too naughty.

One of Bob Dylan’s most memorable songs, Positively 4th Street starts with the immortal lyrics “you’ve got a lot of nerve to say you are my friend...” the song is a rant against a false friend of his, and when I first heard it.

I was struck. Struck by a feeling of recognition, of that there was something intrinsically relatable about the song.

All of us, many times in our lives come across people who present themselves as friends. We come to trust them, spend time with them, but after a while, for whatever reason, their true nature shows itself.

It’s an unfortunate part of life: Some people cheat. And, while no one wants to be the person who was cheated on, people have a sick fascination with what goes down during cheating, when it happens, and how it happens.

Now, a new survey is looking to answer some of those questions.

For the study, UK website Superdrug Online Doctor asked 2,000 people questions about cheating and came up with some surprising answers.

How important is social media when applying for jobs? Is anyone really bothering to look at your LinkedIn profile?

Well, it’s been found that 93% of hiring managers look at social media profiles before deciding whether or not to hire someone.

Do you ever feel worse about yourself after scrolling through Facebook or Twitter?

Does it seem as though everyone is leading a life better than your own?

It’s all too easy to get jealous of others on social media. Vacation photos, engagement announcements, wedding shoots – it can be enough to make you seriously envious.

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Lifestyle

There are many types of oils and fats on the market with different chemical properties and health benefits.

For most people, the choice of oil is based on price and flavour. For good health, it may not be obvious which oils and fats to choose for cooking and preparing our food.

This handout provides you with advice on choosing the best oils and fats for different methods of cooking and preparing food.

The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has rejected comments by former president John Agyekum Kufuor that Ghana’s first leader Kwame Nkrumah “virtually killed” democracy during his reign.

Kufuor who governed Ghana from 2001-2009 told the leadership of the International Democratic Union (IDU) which paid a courtesy call on him at his office in Accra recently that Nkrumah almost plunged the country into poverty and chaos.

He said by 1963, “our then President Nkrumah, left of centre politician, moved the country into a one-party state with a lot of intolerance; he built a whole prison just 22 miles of Accra for detention of political opponents.

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs Madam Hannah Tetteh has disagreed with statements by the second deputy Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin that politicians are corrupt because of the existing system.

The former Majority Leader on Starr Chat Wednesday told host Bola Ray that “we should all admit, we are all corrupt, it is a fact, because of the system.”

The opposition National Democratic Congress needs a fresh face to lead it to the 2020 general elections if it is to make an impact, a former National Security Advisor has said.

Brig. Gen. Joseph Nunoo-Mensah said Ghana has become too stale and needs a break from the norm which has pervaded the country's leadership for some time now.

He said the achievement of Emmanuel Macron in France whom he said is shaking up the system there should serve as an example to the opposition party and the country.

Nadowli-Kaleo MP - Alban Bagbin

Politics

MPs that aspire to retain their seats spend at least GHS1 million on campaigns, Nadowli-Kaleo MP Alban Bagbin has said.

According to the Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, there is so much corruption in Ghana to the extent that MPs would have to spend so much to get into public office.

Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Mr. Alban S.K. Bagbin

Politics

The Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Mr. Alban S.K. Bagbin has admitted to being corrupt. According to the Member of Parliament for Nadowli-Kaleo in the Upper West Region, the political system in Ghana, makes public office holders corrupt.

“We should all admit, we are all corrupt, it is a fact, because of the system,” Bagbin told host of Starr Chat Bola Ray Wednesday.

Hajia Ayishetu Seidu, Savelugu-Nanton MCE

Politics

The youth wing of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Savelugu has brokered peace with the confirmed Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for the area, Hajia Ayishetu Seidu.

This follows a meeting between the group and a delegation from the presidency, national, regional and constituency executives of the party on Tuesday.

The delegation included Mr Bryan Acheampong, the Minister of State at the Presidency in charge of National Security, the Deputy Northern Regional Minister and Member of Parliament (MP) for Bunkpurugu, Mr Solomon Boar and the MP for Savelugu, Mr Muhamed Abdul-Samed Gunu.

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Ghanaian entrepreneur Miss Ivy Barley

Technology

A Ghanaian entrepreneur Miss Ivy Barley, 26, has created a new mode of training females in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The approach is aimed at narrowing the gender inequality gap in the study of STEM.

Miss Barley, who is the founder of Developers in Vogue (DIV), a non-governmental organisation made the front pages of some German newspapers with her initiative some months ago, having won the prestigious ‘E skills for Girls competition’ award in Berlin, Germany.

In an interview with the Daily Graphic in Accra last Friday, she said “as a woman in technology, I have always been passionate about empowering women to venture into science, technology, engineering and Mathematics as this led me to volunteer to enter into an all-girls Science Academy last year.”

Football: the weird game where grown men/women in short shorts and a jersey, run around a large field, chasing after a small and inflated round object – spitting and tackling each other...all in the bid to kick the object into some kind of net-like cave.

Usually, a person stands inside this cave hoping to stop the object from entering the space. Another person, perhaps a kind of prefect, also stands outside the lines of the field watching the players, waiting to blow a whistle, and possibly wave a yellow or red card at a select number on the field who are being a little too naughty.

The National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) has observed with worry, the continuous upsurge of road traffic crashes and casualties during festivities like Easter.

Available statistics on road traffic crashes indicate that the first quarter of 2017, a total number of 296 crashes was recorded leading to 66 deaths and 456 injuries.

The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has rejected comments by former president John Agyekum Kufuor that Ghana’s first leader Kwame Nkrumah “virtually killed” democracy during his reign.

Kufuor who governed Ghana from 2001-2009 told the leadership of the International Democratic Union (IDU) which paid a courtesy call on him at his office in Accra recently that Nkrumah almost plunged the country into poverty and chaos.

He said by 1963, “our then President Nkrumah, left of centre politician, moved the country into a one-party state with a lot of intolerance; he built a whole prison just 22 miles of Accra for detention of political opponents.