General News of Sunday, 23 April 2017Source: adomonline.comAppiah Stadium has only 7 months to live - Fetish priestA fetish priest says Appiah Stadium's conduct is very deadlyAn Obuasi-based fetish priest is warning popular Kumasi-based serial caller, Frank Appiah popularly known as Appiah Stadium be wary of members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC). Appiah Stadium called Antia’s threat a bluff adding that “She has bitten more than she can chew. But the conduct of the NDC serial caller, the fetish priest on Nhyira FM’s ‘Kuro yi mu nsem’ said is very deadly. “Appiah Stadium should be very careful; if he is able to survive till December, he should thank God. He should watch what he eats and monies he accepts from people” the fetish priest warned.
Sports News of Sunday, 23 April 2017Source: ghanaweb.comAbedi Pele endorses Decathlon Ghanaplay videoAbedi Pele expects Decathlon to thrive in GhanaLegendary African footballer Abedi Ayew Pele has backed newly established sportswear company Decathlon to succeed in GhanaSpeaking at the public launch of the biggest sportswear shop in West Africa,the ex-Marseille attacker welcomed Decathlon to Ghana, stating that he expects them to thrive in Ghana since their presence here provides an answer to the challenge of having world class sporting equipments and wears at affordable prices"Its amazing to be part of this. Decathlon has come to solve the problem of getting sports wears for our activities and I'm glad. In Ghana, people are only interested in football but Decathlon gives us a great opportunity to do other disciplines. On Thursday, Decathlon opened their biggest shop in West Africa at the Junction Mall in Nungua, Accra. The country manager of Decathlon Ghana, Kwasi Tarburi reaffirmed his outfit's commitment to sports development and assured Ghanaians of excellent products at affordable rates.
Sports World News of Sunday, 23 April 2017Source: Goal.comValverde leading the race to be next Barca bossThe 53-year-old has been a coach with Athletic, Espanyol, Villarreal and ValenciaErnesto Valverde is leading the race to be the next Barcelona boss as the Blaugrana look ahead to a new era in the summer. At the beginning of March, current coach Luis Enrique announced his decision to leave at the end of the season and the Catalan club have been looking at a number of candidates for the role ever since then. Valverde is happy at Athletic and led the club to their first trophy in over 30 years by beating Barcelona in the Spanish Supercopa in 2015. In the meantime, Barca have explored the continuity option of Luis Enrique's assistant Juan Carlos Unzue, who hinted in a recent interview that he will be working next season, even if Luis Enrique is not. Oscar's ideas are the closest to those of the Dutch legend and that makes him a left-field choice for the Catalan club, but Valverde's greater experience in La Liga means he remains the leading candidate to replace Luis Enrique this summer.
Feature Article of Sunday, 23 April 2017Columnist: Rockson AdofoSetting records straight about Kan Dapaa’s involvement in Kumawu Chieftaincy disputeHon. Albert Kan Dapaa, on how and why I have been associating him with the Kumawu chieftaincy dispute. Albert Kan Dapaa has been in power barely three months ago. Albert Kan Dapaa do? Albert Kan Dapaa?
General News of Sunday, 23 April 2017Source: citifmonilne.comGhana to benefit from National Food Packaging CentreTomatoesGhana is to benefit from a National Food Packaging Centre being proposed by the ‘Improving Food Packaging for Small Medium Agro-Enterprises (SAME’s) in Sub-Saharan Africa Project.’The centre, when established would provide technical support including training, assistance in supply, designing, labelling and support to meet regulatory standards and also serve as a means of technology transfer from industrialised countries to Sub-Saharan African countries. Ms Stephanie Gallatova, the Agro-Industry and Infrastructure Officer, FAO, said it played a crucial role in preserving food quality and safety and in facilitating distribution and marketing of food products. The initial phase of the project would assess the packaging needs and priorities of SAME’s and the feasibility of establishing National Packaging Centres. He said the evidence gathered from these studies would inform the design of the regional project on the development of the food packaging sector in sub-Saharan Africa. He said his outfit was committed to the project and was ready to support in its implementation process to improve the food packaging sector.
They have been accused of criticising the Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia on his presentation of the NPP’s 100 days achievements. The NDC communicators on Wednesday April, 19 2017 on a local radio station Eagle FM rebutted the 100 days achievements touted by the NPP. According to the NPP council of elders the utterances of the NDC communicators, especially vilifying the personality of the Vice President who is a native of the area, could spark violence. But, the NDC communicators maintained that “they said nothing wrong but only pointed the inaccuracies in the Vice President’s presentation on the achievements of the Nana Addo-led administration. Meanwhile, Imoro Abdul Razak has stated that the move by the NPP is an attempt to silence the communicators of the NDC.
Feature Article of Sunday, 23 April 2017Columnist: By Nana Yaw OseiPresident Akufu-Addo and the creation of Ahafo RegionPresident Akufo-AddoThe President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufu-Addo has disclosed that plans are underway to split Brong Ahafo Region. The source went further to quote the President as saying: “The time for the creation of the Ahafo region is due. Inasmuch as I support the division of the aforementioned region, the name Ahafo region is an affront to national integration. I think Brong Ahafo West Region (BAW) with its Capital at Sunyani and Brong Ahafo East Region (BAE) with its capital at Techiman will be very appropriate. Mr. President, Ahafo Region is not appropriate for the proposed new province to be carved out of Brong Ahafo Region.
General News of Sunday, 23 April 2017Source: citifmonline.comNPP’s achievements could be 25, not 103 – Franklin CudjoeFranklin Cudjoe is the President of IMANIPresident of policy think tank, Franklin Cudjoe has ridiculed the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) supposed achievements announced by the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia for the government’s first 100 days in office. But Franklin Cudjoe while contributing to discussions on The Big Issue on Saturday mocked the supposed 103 achievements and said it should have been consolidated to only 25. It should have been consolidated around the economy because in 100 days really, you couldn’t have done that much. “We did not make any promises for 100 days; we made promises for what we wanted to deliver to Ghana during our term in office. Notwithstanding that, the government, under the leadership of what I can say is our workaholic President, can point to some significant achievements in these last 100 days.” Akufo-Addo’s 100 days performance satisfactory Franklin Cudjoe had earlier described as satisfactory President Akufo-Addo’s performance over the last 100 days.
This call reminds me of Quentin Crisp who once said “Men get laid, but women get screwed”. It cannot be that when people want to convey a dissenting view, they use women as a means to communicate a particular message. In many spheres of society women often remain victims;They continue to be subjected to sexual violations and other despicable indignities. He clearly doesn’t care about women abuse and the call to rape young people. Young people of Burundi must unite and make their country a better place where opposition is tolerated and sexism is shunned.
General News of Sunday, 23 April 2017Source: Graphic.com.ghCoconut Groove Regency Hotel catches fireFire erupted parts of Coconut Groove Regency HotelParts of the Coconut Groove Regency Hotel yesterday was destroyed when fire erupted in one of its buildings. Although the source of the fire is yet to be established , reports indicate that it started at the studios of Business Television Africa (BTA) and took considerable amount of time for fire officers to bring it under control. The hotel also houses GN bank both owned by former presidential aspirant of the Progressive People’s Party(PPP) Dr Papa Kwasi Nduom. Click "Photos" for more.
Feature Article of Sunday, 23 April 2017Columnist: Francis KwartengProsecute Ibrahim Mahama and Kennedy Agyapong now! Let’s not also gloss over the fact that Kennedy Agyapong is widely known for his boastful canards. One thing is certain though: We should want to make it unambiguously clear that Kennedy Agyapong has no moral authority to speak on this matter. “Is It Jealousy Or Witchcraft That Is Driving Kennedy Agyapong Against Ibrahim Mahama.” April 22, 2017. “Ibrahim Mahama Committed No Crime By ‘Arranging’ To Pay Taxes—Loh.” April 22, 2017.
Sports World News of Sunday, 23 April 2017Source: Goal.comGuardiola told me to play like Messi and Neymar - SaneLeroy SaneLearn from the two Barcelona superstars was the message the youngster received from his boss with Man CityManchester City attacker Leroy Sane was encouraged to play like Barcelona stars Lionel Messi and Neymar by manager Pep Guardiola. The winger said he may have initially questioned whether he was ready to play for City, only for wise words from Guardiola to get him on track. "But then at the end Pep told me, 'Play how you played at Schalke because you were free there.' "The other players are all normal human beings so just play your best and play free." City face Arsenal in an FA Cup semi-final on Sunday, with the winners to play Chelsea in the decider.
The management of GN groupe in a statement copied to ghana web.com has stated emphatically that the Regency Hotel and it's affilates are safe. The raging fire burnt down a branch of GN Bank, two television stations ( ATV and BTA) and parts of Coconut Grove Hotel, all located at the North Ridge suburb of Accra. Read full statement belowSomewhere between 5.00 and 5.30pm this afternoon, staff of Amansan Television (ATV) noticed fire burning apparently from the direction of an air conditioning unit in their studio. The ATV studio and four commercial offices of Groupe Nduom are on the same block. It is important to note that the Regency Hotel and its restaurant, guest rooms and conference facilities are intact and were not touched by the fire.
Sports World News of Sunday, 23 April 2017Source: France24European Champions Cup title holders Saracens beat Munster in semisSaracens' players celebrate as Mako Vunipola scores the first try during a rugbyOwen Farrell insisted Saracens could be "more clinical" after the title-holders beat Munster 26-10 in a commanding European Champions Cup semi-final win in Dublin on Saturday. Saracens then scored 26 unanswered points before Ireland back-row CJ Stander grabbed Munster's lone try in the last minute. Even when Saracens flanker Jackson Wray was sin-binned midway through the first half, Munster could not find a way through. Instead it was Saracens, also the reigning English champions and bidding for a 'double Double', who led 6-3 at the break. But all the raw emotion behind them was not enough to dethrone Saracens and Munster director of rugby Rassie Erasmus had no complaints about Saturday's result.
General News of Saturday, 22 April 2017Source: www.ghanaweb.comFire burns Ndoum’s GN Bank, two TV stations and parts of hotelplay videoThe fire, according to staff of the two television stations, started from the BTAFire has destroyed several properties forming part of Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom’s business conglomerate. The raging fire burnt down a branch of GN Bank, two television stations ( ATV and BTA) and parts of Coconut Grove Hotel, all located at the North Ridge suburb of Accra. The fire, according to staff of the two television stations, started from the Business Television Africa (BTA) before spreading to the bank and parts of the three-star Coconut Grove Regency Hotel which shares the same compound with the broadcast stations. Billy Anaglate also denied suggestions that the fire service run out of water in the process of quenching the fire. ‘Most of the structures are made of wood which explains how fast the fire was able to spread,” he said.