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Kotoko's Dr Amo Sarpong banned for 6 months

Ghana Premier League

This was after the DC had found Dr Sarpong guilty of misconduct, having pleaded not guilty to the charge of wrongfully wielding a gun at a match venue by the GFA prosecutor, Raphael Tottimeh.

The Disciplinary Committee (DC) of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has suspended Dr Yaw Amo Sarpong, Policy Analyst of Asante Kotoko, from all football matches and competitions for six months with immediate effect pursuant to Article 39.1(a) of the GFA General Regulations.

GFA Special Competition set to kick off Kotoko face tough Aduana test

Ghana Premier League

Another encounter that will attract the headlines is the mouthwatering clash between Accra Hearts of Oak and Dreams FC at the Accra Sports Stadium in the southern zone.

Two local giants, Asante Kotoko and Aduana Stars, are expected to thrill fans at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi tomorrow when they clash in the Special Competition of the GFA Normalisation Committee.

Dr Kofi Amoah

Ghana Premier League

Winners of the tier one competition will represent Ghana at next year’s CAF Champions League while the tier two winners will play in the CAF Confederation Cup next season.

Fifteen Premier League clubs and 47 Division One sides have confirmed their participation in the upcoming Special Competition organised by the Ghana Football Association's (GFA’s) Normalisation Committee beginning Sunday.

GN Bank DOL Week 05 Results: Techiman City, Bofoakwa, FC Samartex, Venomous Vipers, Okyeman Planners, and Heart of Lions all win

GN Bank Division One League

Below are the result sof the GN Bank Division One League matches played this past weekend.

GN Bank DOL Week 04 fixtures: Salamina at Bofoakwa, Gold Stars at Skyy FC, Okyeman Planners at Gt. Olympics

GN Bank Division One League

Week 05 of the GN Bank Division One League will come on at the various league centers as scheduled.

GN Bank DOL Week 04 fixtures: Salamina at Young Apostles, Gold Stars at Star Madrid, Gt. Olympics at Kotoku Royals. File image - Tema Youth

GN Bank Division One League

Week 04 of the GN Bank Division One League will come on at the various league centers as scheduled.

Man City 6-0 Watford: City thrash Hornets in FA Cup final to claim domestic treble

English Premier League

The contest was effectively over from the moment David Silva finished from close range after 26 minutes, Jesus doubling the advantage before half-time after Bernardo Silva's sublime pass.

Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus both scored twice as Pep Guardiola's team became the first English men's side to achieve the feat of winning the Premier League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup in the same season.

Vincent Kompany leaves Manchester City to become Anderlecht player-manager

English Premier League

"I want to share my knowledge with the next purple generations," said Kompany, who first joined Anderlecht at the age of six.

Vincent Kompany says joining Anderlecht as player-manager is the "most passionate yet rational" decision he has made after announcing he has left Manchester City.

Manchester City's Vincent Kompany lifts the English Premier League trophy after the English Premier League soccer match between Brighton and Manchester City at the AMEX Stadium in Brighton, England, Sunday, May 12, 2019. Manchester City defeated Brighton 4-1 to win the championship. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

English Premier League

Elsewhere on Sunday, Crystal Palace topped visiting Bournemouth by five goals to three, West Ham clinched a top-10 finish with a 4-1 road win at Watford, Newcastle ended the campaign with an impressive 4-0 win at relegated Fulham, and relegated Huddersfield stole a point at Southampton.

Brighton’s attempts to end the season on a high note after surviving relegation fell short as Manchester City roared back from a goal down in spectacular style to hand them a 4-1 thrashing at the Amex, a result that ended Liverpool’s magnificent challenge for the title.

Sgt. James Hines of the Atlanta Police Department is pictured in an undated handout photo.

General

Griggs said Thomas never bit the officer's hands, and that the circumstances of the episode did not warrant such brutal force.

A white Atlanta police sergeant was fired after a cell phone video surfaced showing him allegedly yanking a black woman from her car, slamming her to the ground, punching her in the face and deploying a stun gun on her during an arrest this month in front of her 4-year-old daughter.

This image taken from video provided by KOCO-5 shows homes dangerously close to the Cimarron River, May 22, 2019, near Crescent, Oka.

General

At least 80 tornadoes were reported across Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska within two days. On Wednesday alone, there were 22 reported tornadoes in Oklahoma and Missouri.

At least seven people are dead -- five in Missouri, one in Oklahoma and one in Iowa -- after severe weather hit the Plains this week.

File photo : Feds bring new charges against lawyer Michael Avenatti for misappropriating nearly $300,000 from former client Stormy Daniels

General

Prosecutors said that he then used money he took from Daniels to make monthly payments on his Ferrari, as well as to cover airfare, dry cleaning, hotels and restaurant bills, as well as payroll and insurance costs for his law firm's employees.

Federal prosecutors in New York charged Michael Avenatti with additional financial crimes Wednesday, including allegedly forging the signature of his former client Stormy Daniels and diverting nearly $300,000 owed to her for a book advance into his own account, according to court records filed on Wednesday.

Nigeria Losing $1B Annually to Medical Tourism, Authorities Say

Health

Bello is one of tens of thousands of Nigerians who each year opt to travel abroad for treatment.

Nigerian authorities say the country is losing more than $1 billion annually to medical tourism as tens of thousands of Nigerians travel abroad in search of the best treatment. Nigeria’s Health Ministry says it is building several world-class health centers to address the issue, but not even the country’s president seems to trust health care in Nigeria.

British royals William, Kate, Harry and Meghan launch mental health text service. Image credit - Times

Health

“We are incredibly excited to be launching this service, knowing it has the potential to reach thousands of vulnerable people every day,” the four royals said in a statement.

Britain’s young royals, brothers Prince William and Prince Harry and their wives Kate and Meghan, launched a new phone messaging service on Friday to help people suffering a mental health crisis.

Medical staff and an Ebola survivor treat Ebola patient Ibrahim Mupalalo inside the Biosecure Emergency Care Unit at The Alliance for International Medical Action Ebola treatment center in Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo, March 31, 2019.

Health

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) says the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo is “worsening” and has killed more than 1,000 people.

File photo: Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) pauses as he is shown around the offices of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd by Ren Zhengfei, president of Huawei.

World

“Today, on the new Long March, we must overcome various major risks and challenges from home and abroad,” state news agency Xinhua paraphrased Xi as saying, referring to the 1934-36 trek of Communist Party members fleeing a civil war to a remote rural base, from where they re-grouped and eventually took power in 1949.

China must prepare for difficult times as the international situation is increasingly complex, President Xi Jinping said in comments carried by state media on Wednesday, as the U.S.-China trade war took a mounting toll on tech giant Huawei.

As U.S.-Iran tension simmers, rocket fired near Iraq's U.S. Embassy

World

Militia leader and politician Hadi al-Ameri, whose electoral block holds the second largest number of seats in Iraqi’s parliament, urged Iraqis in a statement overnight “not to be the fire that fuels this war” that would “burn everyone”.

A rocket was fired into the Iraqi capital Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone, which houses government buildings and diplomatic missions, on Sunday night, falling near the U.S. Embassy but causing no casualties, the Iraqi military said.

File image - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) transits in the the Indian Ocean, March 29, 2018. Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Morgan K. Nall/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS

World

The busy waterway is one of a growing number of flashpoints in the U.S.-China relationship, which also include a trade war, U.S. sanctions and Taiwan.

The U.S. military said one of its warships sailed near the disputed Scarborough Shoal claimed by China in the South China Sea on Sunday, a move likely to anger Beijing at a time of tense ties between the world’s two biggest economies.

Dangote named among greatest leaders on Earth…global leaders laud his public spirit

Africa

The ranking of Dangote as one of the greatest business leaders has attracted comments by eminent persons around the world who described him as worthy of the nomination going by his business acumen and philanthropic gestures.

Foremost philanthropist and richest man in Africa, Aliko Dangote has been rated 11th of the 50 World’ Greatest leaders for 2019

File image - President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Africa

The pardoned prisoners also included two women who organized demonstrations outside metro stations last year after fare hikes.

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has pardoned 560 prisoners, the majority of whom were accused of supporting the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, two judicial sources said on Friday.

Gunmen kill six in second church attack in Burkina Faso

Africa

The attackers then burned the church, looted a pharmacy and some others stores, and left, Dablo mayor Boucary Zongo told Reuters.

Gunmen killed six people including a priest outside a Catholic church in Burkina Faso on Sunday, the government said, the second attack on Christians in two weeks in a nation increasingly overrun by jihadists.

Image credit - The Purpose Blog

Humor

How not to spell Human Beings?

Humor

How not to spell Human Beings?

Teacher: Our topic for today is Photosynthesis.... What is photosynthesis class?

A sampling of some of the woes teachers go through daily.

DECISION TO RECUSE MYSELF FROM AFCON 2019, EGYPT AND RETIRE FROM THE NATION TEAM – ASAMOAH GYAN

Press Release

DECISION TO RECUSE MYSELF FROM AFCON 2019, EGYPT AND RETIRE FROM THE NATION TEAM – ASAMOAH GYAN

DECISION TO RECUSE MYSELF FROM AFCON 2019, EGYPT AND RETIRE FROM THE NATION TEAM – ASAMOAH GYAN

Stonebwoy Apologizes For Gun Incident At 20th VGMA Awards Ceremony

Press Release

Stonebwoy Apologizes For Gun Incident At 20th VGMA Awards Ceremony

Stonebwoy Apologizes For Gun Incident At 20th VGMA Awards Ceremony

Press Release: Marricke Kofi Gane Announces His Candidacy For 2020 Presidential Race

Press Release

Livingstone Etse Satekla, known in showbiz circles as Stonebwoy. File photo

Arts and Entertainment

In addition to that, he is facing another charge of threatening the public peace, which he has been charged together with Shatta Wale.

Dancehall artiste, Livingstone Etse Satekla, known in showbiz circles as Stonebwoy has been charged in court for displaying firearms in public without permission from the Inspector General of Police (IGP).

Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy (R) arrested. Image credit - graphiccomgh

Arts and Entertainment

They referred to Section 7 of the Arms and Ammunition Act 1972, which focuses on control of public display of arms or ammunition.

The Accra Regional Police Command yesterday afternoon arrested Charles Nii Armah Mensah, known in showbiz circles as Shatta Wale, and Livingstone Etse Satekla, also known as Stonebwoy, in connection with the disturbances that rocked the 2019 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) in the early hours of Sunday.

Kuami Eugene won three awards on the night; Highlife Artiste of the Year, Producer of the Year and Album of the Year

Arts and Entertainment

Although the Artiste of the Year and Vodafone Song of the Year winners were not announced on the night, many of the deserving artistes took home the new plaques designed for this year.

The 20th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) may be remembered for all the drama between Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy but what must be noted is that it was a celebration of the hard work our musicians put in in the year under review.

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.

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Standardisation and economic growth

Features

With regard to governments, standards provide the technological and scientific bases that underpin health, safety and environmental legislations. Similarly, for individuals, standards can contribute to quality of life in general.

Written By Dr Kofi Amponsah-Bediako - Standardisation is essential for socio-economic development in every nation but its importance is not fully acknowledged and appreciated by the citizenry, so there is the need to elaborate in clear terms how the elements of quality infrastructure can help us derive maximum benefits from it.

Are we really getting tired of media freedom? (2)

Features

This is the first time since the research group began tracking media freedom trends in Africa that the tables have turned. Now, the report shows that in 25 out of 31 countries surveyed, support for media freedom has declined. In Ghana, 57 per cent of respondents say they want the government to control the media.

Written By Nana Kwasi Gyan-Apenteng - Last week, I introduced an Afrobarometer survey report in this column which showed that supporters of media freedom in Africa are outnumbered by those who want governments, in effect, to control or even censor the media.

Quarrel with the Press

Features

What sparked this new three-way confrontation—Government on one side; and the press ostensibly backed by the NDC on the opposite, are a death and a run-for-life of journalists; and government is under fire for either doing nothing or too little in the clear behalf of journalists, ...

Written By Prof nana essilfie–conduah - Governments and politicians quarrel with the foreign and domestic press throughout world history almost every other day. Some endure. Others are ephemeral. But there is always a rapprochement.

Open letter to the manager of British Airways in Accra

Letters

The British Airways flight to Accra was horrible.

Dear British Airways Manager in Accra,

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

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FUND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE WORK IN GHANA, IMPLEMENT THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACT AND RELATED LEGISLATION AND CREATE SEXUAL HARRASSMENT POLICIES IN SCHOOLS AND WORKPLACES IN GHANA

The President of Ghana
His Excellency Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo
Jubilee House
Liberation Road, Accra

Your Excellency,

Today, in Ghana, a woman was beaten up by a spouse or family member. She is part of the 24% of women in Ghana who are victims of domestic violence, according to UN Women. She struggled past the obstacles of silencing, shaming and stigma, to report the violence to the police. She sought medical care, and at that point, she encountered yet another obstacle.

Open Letter to the Ministers of Highways and Railways

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The people of Tarkwa are suffering because of the very poor nature of the road on the outskirts of the municipal area from Tarkwa Senior High School to Wassa Agona.

As a concerned citizen of Ghana, I am compelled to draw the attention of the Minister of Highways and his ministry to the following observations.

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Angolan businesswoman, Isabel dos Santos

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In 2013, according to research by Forbes, her net worth had reached more than three billion US dollars, making her Africa's first billionaire woman. Five years have passed ever since and her wealth has continued to grow.

Many people around the world are familiar with Aliko Dangote, a Nigerian who is often described as Africa's richest man. But Isabel dos Santos, 45, an Angolan businesswoman, is Africa's richest woman and the eldest child of Angola’s former President José Eduardo dos Santos, who was in power from 1979 to 2017.

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