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Ghanaians Will Not Be Spectators Of Parked Ambulances

Press Release

We rallied behind the President to his clarion call to be citizens. We will not settle to be spectators, especially to parked ambulances. Accordingly, ...

Last year, the direness of medical care in Ghana was heightened significantly after several high-profile deaths due to a lack of beds in our hospitals and/or lack of a functioning emergency response system.

Ghana Integrity Initiative Shortlists Five Personalities For Maiden Integrity Awards

Press Release

GFA Executive Council Calls on Speaker of Parliament, Select Committee on Sports

Ghana Premier League

He also urged the GFA to pay special attention to the domestic league and make it more competitive and exciting.

The Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association has paid a courtesy call on the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Prof. Mike Ocquaye, and the Parliamentary Select Committee on Youth Sports and Culture.

2019/20 Ghana Premier League Season Begins Weekend of 27-29 December

Ghana Premier League

The 18-club topflight league will kick off from the weekend of Friday 27 December 2019, ...

The 2019/20 Ghana Premier League season is scheduled to begin on the weekend of 27-29 December 2019 at match venues across the country.

Congress Adopts New GFA Statutes, Election Regulations

Ghana Premier League

155 members present voted to unanimously adopt the revised Statutes.

Congress of the Ghana Football Association has voted unanimously to adopt the proposed new statutes presented before it by the Normalisation Committee of the Ghana Football Association.

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

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

GN Bank Division One League

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.

Salah made sure of Liverpool's victory with a clever flick towards the end of the game which Ben Foster was unable to stop.

English Premier League

Injury-hit Bournemouth consigned Chelsea to their fourth league defeat in five straight outings following a ...Elsewhere, West Ham ...

Liverpool continued their impressive onslaught for the Premier League title with a hard-earned 2-0 victory over bottommost Watford at Anfield on Saturday that saw them extend their unbeaten run to 17 successive games and a 10-point advantage over the closest competition – Leicester City, who battled bottom Norwich to a come-from-behind one-all tie at King Power Stadium.

Moussa Sissoko volleyed home Tottenham's third to put the hosts further ahead and the game seemingly to bed.

English Premier League

New Tottenham Boss, Jose Mourinho, continued his phenomenal start at his new club ..., and It was a disappointing return to Stamford Bridge for Chelsea, ...

Manchester City’s hopes of a successful title defense was dealt another huge blow on the heels of Newcastle’s Jonjo Shelvey’s stunning late equalizer as Liverpool held off a feisty Brighton surge late on for the full points and an eleven points advantage at the helm over the former.

Sadio Mane volleys the ball goalwards with his left-foot, with the ball taking a deflection off Palace's Gary Cahill into the net.

English Premier League

Elsewhere on the day, Arsenal maintained their recent winless run with a come-from-behind 2-2 tie against lowly Southampton that heaped ...

The English Premier League continued this afternoon following a week’s break with Liverpool extending their unbeaten run to thirteen consecutive games on the heels of a nervy and dramatic 2-1 away victory over Crystal Palace, who lost a third straight in as many outings.

Resetting The Medicines Market Must Be A Priority

General

This cannot be right and is why I believe our government should take a good look at our pharmaceutical supply chain with the view of driving the prices of medicines down.

According to Henry David Thoreau, “the cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.”

Georgia youth minister, 43, arrested for slapping reporter's rear on live TV

General

Bozarjian told police the man had slapped and then grabbed her buttocks, the Associated Press reported.

A participant in a Georgia 10K run who was caught slapping a female reporter's behind while she was on air has been arrested.

Video shows North Carolina school resource officer violently slamming child to the floor

General

 A North Carolina sheriff suspended a former deputy who violently slammed a middle school student onto the floor of a school twice after a video emerged of the incident.

Diet pills, laxatives may signal eating disorder risk in young women. Image credit - medscape

Health

“Dietary supplements claiming all types of health benefits or functional properties - including weight loss, appetite suppression, and muscle building - are virtually unregulated.

Teens and young women who use diet pills and laxatives for weight control are five to six times more likely to be diagnosed with an eating disorder in the next three years, a U.S. study suggests.

FILE - Buddhist monks light candles during an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign for World AIDS Day in Kolkata, India, Dec. 1, 2018.

Health

He said the risk of being infected with HIV is 22 times higher among homosexual men and intravenous drug users, 21 times higher for sex workers, and ...

New United Nations data shows that global HIV/AIDS infection rates and deaths are down and treatment is up, but new infections remain a serious challenge in certain high-risk groups.

FILE - A nurse prepares a vaccine against Ebola in Goma, DRC, Aug. 7, 2019.

Health

Last month WHO said Tanzania had refused to provide detailed information on suspected Ebola cases.

Tanzania denied Thursday it was withholding information from the World Health Organization (WHO) on suspected cases of Ebola, saying it was not hiding any outbreak of the deadly disease in the country.

North Korea conducts new test at rocket site, aims to 'overpower U.S. nuclear threats'

World

The reported tests come ahead of a year-end deadline North Korea has put forth for the United States to drop its insistence on unilateral denuclearization by Pyongyang.

North Korea said it had successfully conducted another test at a satellite launch site, the latest in a string of developments aimed at “restraining and overpowering the nuclear threat of the U.S.”, state news agency KCNA reported on Saturday.

U.S.-China trade deal cuts tariffs for Beijing promise of big farm purchases

World

The U.S. has agreed to suspend tariffs on $160 billion in Chinese-made cell phones, laptop computers and other consumer goods due to go into effect on Dec. 15, Trump said on Twitter.

The United States and China cooled their trade war on Friday, announcing a “Phase one” agreement that reduces some U.S. tariffs in exchange for what U.S. officials said would be a big jump in Chinese purchases of American farm products and other goods.

North Korea says it has an unpleasant “Christmas gift” for Trump

World

Ri Thae Song, North Korea’s vice foreign minister in charge of U.S. affairs, accused Washington of being “keen on earning time” instead of making concessions.

North Korea said on Tuesday the United States was trying to drag out denuclearization talks ahead of the U.S. presidential election next year and issued a veiled threat to Washington to soften its demands, state media reported.

Former Sudanese president Omar Hassan al-Bashir sits inside a cage during the hearing of the verdict that convicted him of corruption charges in a court in Khartoum, Sudan. December 14, 2019. Reuters/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

Africa

Bashir’s prosecution is a test of how fast and how far military and civilian authorities now sharing power in Sudan will act to overturn his legacy.

A Sudanese court on Saturday convicted former president Omar al-Bashir on corruption charges and sentenced him to two years of detention in a reform facility, the first ruling against the ex-leader ousted by mass unrest.

Sunbathers join rescue as migrant boat washes up on Canary Islands beach

Africa

Red Cross officials said the migrants, who were from northern and sub-Saharan Africa, told them of six days spent navigating at times rough waters.

Sunbathers in the Canary Islands joined forces with emergency workers to give water, food and clothes to migrants who arrived unexpectedly on a beach in the Spanish archipelago on Friday.

Ivorian President Says He Will Stand in 2020 Election if ...

Africa

Ouattara, 77, has said he intends to hand power to a younger generation but he has also argued that a constitutional change in 2016 has canceled previous term limits, ...

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara said on Saturday he would run for a third term if his predecessors decided to compete in the 2020 election, a vote seen as a major test of stability for the country after two civil wars this century.

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Humor

So, after dinner, he said to his wife: ...

An Inspirational speaker said: "The best days of my life were the days I spent with another man's wife".

What Is Government?

Humor

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My ‘sins’ have been forgiven - Lord Paper

Arts and Entertainment

“I’m happy I came out to explain myself a few months ago since the situation is much better now.

HAVING realised how competitive the music industry is, Hip Hop musician, Lord Paper, took a rather unpopular path to fame when he released what has best been described as a pornographic video for his single, Awurama in 2017, a move which made a lot of headlines and put him in the spotlight.

Sex for favours no big deal - singer Meesha

Arts and Entertainment

“I don’t find anything wrong with people using what they have to get what they want, once they are okay with it and feel what is in it is worth going for.

WHEN the BBC documentary on sex for grades at universities across Africa, including the University of Ghana broke, it might have sparked outrage but not many people were surprised because the practice seems to be pervasive in all spheres of society.

Nigerian film director and actor Genevieve Nnaji

Arts and Entertainment

I am the director of Lionheart. This movie represents the way we speak as Nigerians. This includes English ...

Nigerian film director and actor Genevieve Nnaji has protested against the disqualification of her film, Lionheart, from Oscar's Best International Feature Film category.

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)
Expertise
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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Kudos, GJA Best Journalist of the Year

Features

As a prolific writer of repute, she has won the respect of several readers including me. I have always enjoyed reading her inspiring, thought-provoking and masterpiece articles on topics such as politics, religion, education, human rights, health and agriculture, just to mention a few.

I wish to first and foremost congratulate the Best Journalist of the Year 2018, Ms Doreen Hammond of Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL), and other deserving journalists who were honoured at the 24th Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) Awards.

Why is Jack Ma incubating entrepreneurs in Africa?

Features

But apart from pursuing his dreams in education, is Jack Ma in fact seeking a bigger role that Alibaba can play in Africa’s booming digital economy? Yes and no.

Written By Ding Heng - Ten African entrepreneurs recently took home a total of US$1 million after they won a contest featuring a reality TV show named “Africa's Business Heroes”.

File Image - Vanessa Moungar

Features

Women make up over 40% of African business owners yet only 2% are able to access finance according to a Mckinsey report.

Written By Vanessa Moungar - If you are a gender champion, then you are familiar with the discussions around the glass cliff. The story of women eager to defy the odds, accepting leadership roles at times of crisis, when the chance of failure is the highest. The truth is that many bold glass cliff climbers have succeeded without falling off.

Open Letter To COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah

Letters

You are an injurious meretricious "poster-girl" of the Ghana Police, a true and valuable example of why blind affirmative action is unhealthy to the inviolable progress of every institution and/State.

Dear COP M.Y. T. Addo-Danquah,

While your flagrant delinquency has been apparent for all, save you, I do #hope that you have a little a sense of humanity in you not to dress up in your uniform and go sit in that office this morning or the next ensuing mornings.

File image - President Akufo-Addo

Letters

Your Excellency, it’s worthy of note that a leader and his leadership is recounted for nothing more than the inspiring accounts and memories of ...

Dear Nana Addo,

Without much ado, and with the urgency with which I cut to the heart of this matter, and without the traditional niceties, you must begin to let your appointees take the fall for their in(actions).

Aisha Huang and Huang Yanfeng

Letters

In April this year, the Senior Minister, Mr Yaw Osafo-Maafo, told some Ghanaians abroad that jailing the Chinese illegal mining ‘queen’ for engaging in illegal mining was not important as it was not going to solve Ghana's economic problems.

Mr President, I greet you from my neighbourhood where the roads look more like egg crates than routes for cars.

2019 conference on land policy in Africa: why it matters for the continent - Cosmas Milton Ochieng

Interviews

The theme of this year’s Conference on Land Policy in Africa is “Winning the fight against corruption in the land sector in Africa

In collaboration with the African Union Commission and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, the African Development Bank will host the 3rd Edition of the Conference on Land Policy in Africa in Abidjan from 25 to 29 November 2019.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed he gave his first interview to a Western news organization in late May, when he spoke to the Voice of America’s Horn of Africa service reporter Eskinder Firew, in Addis Ababa in Amharic.

Interviews

Editor’s note: Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was named Friday as this year's winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. In late May, he gave his first interview to a Western news organization when he spoke to the Voice of America’s Horn of Africa service reporter Eskinder Firew, in Addis Ababa, in Amharic. These highlights from their conversation have been edited for brevity and clarity.

Bishop John Bonaventure Kwofie

Interviews

How can somebody like me from a small tribe - the Ahanta people in the Western Region - be called to go to work in Accra; I mean how are the people going to receive me?

Somebody from this small place, Apowa, and now Bishop of Sekondi-Takoradi, and now shot up to be the Bishop of Accra! I did my minor seminary at Amisano and then joined the Spiritans, a missionary congregation.

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