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The Vokacom team displaying their awards after the 2018 edition of the Ghana Information Technology and Telecom Awards.

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Nana Osei is the Chief Executive Officer of Vokacom Limited, a private Ghanaian technology company, powering the National Digital Property Addressing system, also known as the Ghana Post GPS.

Trump Is Being Manipulated by Putin. What Should We Do?

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Lawmakers must keep the American people informed of the current danger, writes a Republican congressman from Texas.

Mr. Joseph Kofi Adda - Water Resources and Sanitation Minister

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His reason? “Almost 90 per cent of people living around drainage systems dump refuse into them.” Mr Nyarko said that the offenders have adopted a new strategy of dumping the refuse in drains at night so that the authorities will not see them. He added: “We plead with you, drains are not meant (for) refuse.”

Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta

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However, it is clear that the litany of tax cuts above are also denying government the needed revenue to deliver the goods for the commons. Leading to a deficit of revenue inflows to the tune of 1.5 billion thereabouts.

Commercialising scientific research findings: A tool for economic transformation. Image credit - realhealthmedical

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Although Ghana has science and technology universities with thousands of research projects conducted each year, most of the results remain on the shelves whilst these could have been translated into meaningful goods and services.

One vote, one bus

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I see this practice of distributing material things to solicit for vote as a corrupt election practice and a threat to the conduct of free and fair elections. Allowing vote buying means...

Lance corporal Godzi Frederick Amanor, popularly known as Skalla. Image credit - news wires.

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In the video, Lance Corporal Amanor is seen slapping and punching the woman incessantly and attempting to drag her out of the facility on the floor, for refusing his orders to exit the bank.

Lance corporal Godzi Frederick Amanor, popularly known as Skalla. Image credit - news wires.

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In the first of two videos shared on Facebook, the policeman is seen hitting the woman, who has her almost three months old baby in her arms with an umbrella, while his service issued rifle hung and swayed loosely....

Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta.

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But, in the presentation of the review in Parliament Thursday, Mr Ofori-Atta, whose appearance in the House had initially been met with some heckling by the Minority, ended up “silencing” the Minority by not raising VAT but introducing new measures to raise an additional GH¢1.35 billion in a bid to meet the fiscal deficit target of 4.5 per cent by...

Vice-President Bawumia and Mr Ken Ofori-Atta going through some documents

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He said the 15 factories were expected to create 13,022 direct and indirect jobs on completion.

Budget review: Govt increases VAT through ‘back door’ - Minority. Image credit - graphiccomgh

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It said the announcement by the Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta-Atta, to change the 2.5 per cent Health Insurance Fund Levy (HIFL) and the 2.5 per cent Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) levy on VAT into a flat levy would increase the tax liabilities of manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers.

Ghana on course to exit IMF programme – Ken Ofori-Atta

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He added that the government is also putting in place arrangements to ensure irreversibility in macroeconomic gains, in the post IMF era.

HIV vaccine shows promise in human trial

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More testing is now needed to determine if the immune response produced can prevent HIV infection in people.

Although screening is not routinely recommended it is wise for anyone who plans to get involved in strenuous exercise to get clearance from a physician by history, physical exam and ECG.

Overweight? Depressed? It May Be Your Microbes

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Obesity triggers changes in metabolism — for example, making liver, muscle, fat and other tissues less responsive to insulin. Left untreated, these changes can lead to diabetes.

First bone marrow transplant takes off in Ghana

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New Guidelines: Start Colorectal Cancer Screening Earlier

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FDA approves new drug that prevents migraines without side effects

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The drug's maker, Amgen, said U.S. list price is for the once monthly self-injection treatment will be $575 per month or $6,900 annually.

Days after Helsinki summit, Russia shows off Putin's 'super weapons'

World

It showed a Russian MiG-31 fighter jet taking off from an airfield carrying the new Kinjal hypersonic missile and then launching it while airborne.

Trump invites Putin to Washington despite U.S. uproar over Helsinki summit

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What happened at Monday’s one-on-one between Trump and Putin with only interpreters present remained a mystery, even to top officials and U.S. lawmakers who said they had not been briefed.

Suicide bomber kills more than 100 at Pakistan election rally

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Thai cave rescue ends, all 12 boys, football coach emerge safe after two-week ordeal

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The children, aged from 11 to 16, and their coach, ventured into the Tham Luang cave in mountainous northern Thailand on June 23 after football practice and got trapped when heavy rains caused flooding that forced them to take shelter on a muddy ledge.

A masked protester walks, past a barricade in the middle of the street during a protest over the cost of fuel in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, July 7, 2018. AP photo

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The demonstrations began after the Commerce Ministry and Economic Ministry issued a joint statement announcing an increase of 38 percent to 51 percent for gasoline, diesel and kerosene.

China blames U.S. for 'largest-scale trade war' as tariffs kick in

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China’s commerce ministry, in a statement shortly after the U.S. deadline passed at 0401 GMT on Friday, said it was forced to retaliate, meaning imported U.S. goods including cars, soybeans, and lobsters also faced 25 percent tariffs.

© Issouf Sanogo, AFP | Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara speaks during the founding of the RHDP party on July 16, 2018, in Abidjian.

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File image - President Alassane Ouattara

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"The new constitution authorizes me to do two terms from 2020. I will only make a definitive decision then, based on the situation in Ivory Coast. Stability and peace come before all else, including my principles," he said in an interview with magazine Jeune Afrique.

The 85-year-old has been head of state since 1982 and his re-election could see him rule well into his 90s.

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"His candidacy is one that brings hope, not one that is based on adventure but one that is driven by experience. It will ensure more stability, and more continuity because he is a known quantity," Ngolle told Al Jazeera.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (left) and Eritrean Prime Minister Isaias Afwerki. AFP photo

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"Our two nations share a history and bond like no other," he said. "We can now overcome two decades of mistrust and move in a new direction."

Tunisian men salute National Guard forces on March 19, 2018, in the southern Ben Guerdane region after they exchanged fire and shot two men suspected of belonging to a jihadist group. AFP photo

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"The terrorist attackers threw a grenade at the first security car and there were confrontations with firearms," the report cited a security source as saying.

Son of former South African president Zuma to face charges. Image credit - SABC

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South Africa’s elite police investigating unit, the Hawks, launched a corruption probe into Duduzane and the Gupta family in 2016.

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GFA liquidation: 'Registrar yet to receive official documentation'

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The Attorney General has since the airing of the Anas Expose, being involved in the process of dissolving the GFA.

Madam Constance Takyi, Public Relations Officer of the Registrar of General Department, has said, they are yet to receive any official documentation that grants them the mandate to initiate the process of liquidating, which also involves the control of assets owned by the Ghana Football Association (GFA).

Dr. Raphael Nyarkotey Obu

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There is no need worrying again to either travel outside or pay a huge amount of fees to study holistic medicine outside. It is now here in Ghana and this is made possible by the partnership between Da Vinci College of Holistic Medicine in Cyprus rated amongst the Top Five Alternative medicine schools in the USA by Shannon Walker in 2012 inforBarrel and Dr. Nyarkotey Alternative Medical College located in Dodowa-Akoto House.

The Da Vinci College operates a modular degree system by which degrees are obtained via a process of credit accumulation. Modules are self-contained units of teaching, learning and assessment which usually run for one semester. Modules are worth a fixed amount of credit, so if you pass the module you gain the appropriate number of credits which then count towards your degree.

Each module is assessed in the semester in which it is taught. Assessment will normally comprise of examinations, continuous assessment or, in most cases, a combination of these. Students who fail the assessment for a particular module are offered an opportunity to be re-assessed.

Passing a module entitles the student to receive credits for that module. Students will also receive a grade for each module taken which will appear on the individual Diploma awarded for that module, as well as on the transcript given to the student upon completion of their studies.

Here is a summary of the curriculum for the Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine – DSc (HM). Based on the fact that Anatomy and Physiology and Pathology have been covered in undergraduate courses, then there are 8 modules required in total for completion, plus the Doctoral Dissertation. Seven of these are from the Compulsory List, and one topic is chosen from the Elective List – making 8 modules in total, along with the Doctoral Dissertation and the clinical practicum which is also compulsory:

Compulsory courses required (unless exemption is awarded):

Anatomy and Physiology

Pathology for Natural Medicine

Clinical Nutrition – Part 1

Herbal Medicine

Bach Flower Remedies

Naturopathic Medicine – Part 1

Energy Medicine and Bioresonance

Detoxification and Toxicology

Electives List:

Homeopathic Medicine

Su Jok Therapy

Iridology

Clinical Nutrition – Part 2

Naturopathic Medicine – Part 2

Holistic Psychology

Live Blood Analysis

Naturopathic Sexology

Urinalysis and Body Fluids

Sclerology

Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis

The Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine consists of many separate modular courses covering a whole spectrum of health topics – each of these modular courses is a stand-alone and can be taken as an individual Diploma Course with Certification. This encourages the student to implement this knowledge-base in clinical practice as soon as they have completed each Diploma course, as they will have the Certification to prove that they have passed these exams for the said course.

The modular course structure based on distance-learning allows the student to work at their own pace while working elsewhere without having to disrupt family or working life. The student can even work while they are travelling as most of the course materials are in downloadable files that can be stored on the hard disc of the computer. There are hundreds of pages of reading material with each course.

There are also many interactive videos and documentaries to watch and you can even copy these directly to your laptop and watch them while on a plane. There are also hundreds of links to many other sources of helpful information – these courses have taken many years to write and develop and are at a cutting-edge level that is difficult to match.

The courses should ideally be taken in sequential order to benefit from prerequisite knowledge required to build on. The College and its courses have been accredited by the Pastoral Medical Association in the USA, and registered with the Complementary Medical Association (CMA) in the UK, as well as the Affiliation of Ethical and Professional Therapists (AEPT) in the UK. It also has obtained full professional board accreditation from the American Association of Drugless Practitioners in the USA.
Students in Ghana are eligible to be members of the Alternative Medical Association of Ghana (AMAG)
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It is very rare to find a College that takes all these modalities and more and puts them into a Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine course – this is the essence of this course – you will not only be studying homeopathy or herbal medicine or naturopathy, but in fact you will study enough of each to be able to practice as a competent Holistic Health practitioner, dealing with many health issues that using only one healing modality will not be able to help.

This is made possible because the Founder and Academic Dean of the Da Vinci College of Holistic Medicine, Dr. George J Georgiou, Ph.D.,N.D.,DSc (AM).,MSc.,BSc has been studying natural methods of health for over 25 years and has amassed degrees and diplomas in the biological sciences, clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy, naturopathy, Su Jok acupuncture, energy medicine, iridology, sclerology, live blood analysis, thermography, clinical psychology and clinical sexology, along with a lot more training in other modalities of healing, as well as many research interests and publications.

Not only did he spend a life-time studying all these topics in depth, but he has applied this knowledge by building a bespoke Holistic treatment centre called the Da Vinci Holistic Health Centre in Cyprus that uses all these modalities and more and sees patients from all over the world, specializing in the treatment of chronic disease. Students taking the Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine will be able to spend time undertaking clinical work at this cutting-edge Holistic Centre as part of their requirements.

To understand more about the Holistic Model and Dr Georgiou’s work at the Center read his latest book entitled: Curing the Incurable with Holistic Medicine

Course Completion

To gain maximal benefit from your studies, it is recommended that the student plan to take at least two, but preferably three courses per semester (4 chronological months). There are a total of 8 Diploma courses required to complete the D.Sc (HM), making for approximately 1,600 physical hours of study. The average student should be able to complete all nine compulsory courses to be awarded the Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine in about 12 – 18 months. A maximum of 60 months is allowed for completion for students with heavy work commitments.

If the Bachelor of Science in Holistic Medicine is completed, then the Doctoral degree can be began immediately without further ado.
Medical students usually study for just about 4,200 physical hours in the entirety of their course – most of the academic study is crammed into the first two years – they also have practical work on top of this. The Bachelor of Science in Holistic Medicine covers 9 courses which comes to a total of 1,800 hours (9 x 200 hours = 1,800). This means that 200 hours per course is equivalent to about 12 hours physical study per week.
If a student decides to go on to complete the Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine, there will be a further eight courses to complete, chosen from the electives (8 x 200 hours = 1,600 hours), along with the dissertation of about 20,000 words. The Bachelors and Doctoral level will result in close to 4,000 hours of study which is what most medical schools cover.
Clinical Practicuum

Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine students will have an opportunity to study with Dr. Georgiou at the Da Vinci Holistic Health Centre and will be able to get hands-on training in all aspects of the holistic healing arts. This will be the students opportunity to see the application of everything they have learned on real patients with real diseases.

There is also the flexibility of studying in other Holistic Centers closer to home, but these must be assessed by the College before being certified to accept students.

Take this opportunity for the low fees for Ghanaians compared to what the main college charges in Cyprus and Start your enrolment now at the College’s affiliate in Ghana by calling Dr. Nyarkotey on 0541090045 or pick a form at Dodowa Akoto House, Dangme News Office.

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Dr. Raphael Nyarkotey Obu is a Research Professor of Prostate Cancer and Holistic Medicine –faculty lead- Holistic Urology, Da Vinci College of Holistic Medicine, Larnaca City, Cyprus. He is the National President of the Alternative Medical Association of Ghana (AMAG). A registered alternative Medical practitioner with specialty in orthomolecular oncology, Prostate Cancer Policy maker and researcher. He can be reached on 0541090045. E mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.