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Tokyo 2020: Zambia 3:10 Netherlands
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Tokyo 2020: Zambia 3:10 Netherlands


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Vivianne Miedema scored four goals and the Netherlands routed Zambia 10-3 to open the Olympic women's soccer tournament on Wednesday.

Barbra Banda scored all three goals for Zambia, the lowest ranked team in the field currently ranked 104 on the world rankings.

Netherlands coach Sarina Wiegman is stepping down after the Olympics to lead England in the next World Cup cycle.


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Ultimate FM High School Quiz: KUMACA,KOSS, St Hubert TKSS through to Semis as OWASS, Armed Forces crash Out
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Ultimate FM High School Quiz: KUMACA,KOSS, St Hubert TKSS through to Semis as OWASS, Armed Forces crash Out


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Kumasi Academy produced a scintillating performance alongside Tweneboa Kodua SHS to qualify to the semi finals of the Ultimate FM High School Quiz ahead of two time finalists Opoku Ware School and Bonwire SHTS. In a charged atmosphere at the Auditorium of Anglican SHS in Kumasi, Kumasi Academy were a delight to watch as they sailed through to the semi finals with an impressive performance to win the first quarter final contest.

Tweneboa Kodua were also in their elements as the school ensured that Owass and Bonwire were denied a place in the semis.

In the other quarter final contest St Hubert Seminary and Konongo Odumase SHS picked the two semi final tickets ahead of Ejisu SHTS and winners of the maiden edition Armed Forces SHTS. The 50 points gunnered by St Hubert Seminary is one of the highest at this stage of the competition and sends a strong signal to the other competing schools.


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Tokyo 2020: Twitter to lead in content and conversations from the Games
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Tokyo 2020: Twitter to lead in content and conversations from the Games


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On the road to Tokyo, here are the sports and athletes that have been driving the most conversation in 2021 Olympic conversations on Twitter.

Olympics & Country Emojis: Fans worldwide can use the official Olympics Twitter emoji throughout the Games.

Stay close to Twitter to learn what's happening in Twitter and keep an eye on this blog for an update on the biggest trends, topics and talent from the Games.


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Akufo-Addo appoints COP Dampare as new IGP
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Akufo-Addo appoints COP Dampare as new IGP


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President Akufo-Addo has appointed the Director-General in charge of Administration of the Ghana Police Service COP Dr George Akuffo Dampare as new Inspector General of Police.

COP Dampare will officially take over as head of the Police Service on August 1, 2021.

In 2013, under the leadership of the then Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Ahmed Alhassan, Dr. Dampare led a team of officers, working day and night, to restructure the Armoured Car Squadron Unit into the Formed Police Unit within a record time of ten weeks.


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Hashmin Musah and Danso Wiredu of Inter Allies face GFA Investigation team Friday
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Hashmin Musah and Danso Wiredu of Inter Allies face GFA Investigation team Friday


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Inter Allies FC duo Hashmin Musah and Danso Wiredu Mensah have been invited to appear before the Team investigating the case of betting and alleged match fixing on Friday, July 23, 2021.

This sporting investigation is to ascertain any violations of the relevant provisions of the GFA Code of Ethics, 2019, the Premier League Regulations, 2019 and the GFA Disciplinary Code, 2019 in reference to the Match-day 34 Ghana Premier League tie between AshantiGold SC and Inter Allies FC played on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at the Obuasi Len Clay stadium.

Hashmin Musah is invited to report at the GFA Secretariat at 12:00 noon while Danso Wiredu Mensah faces the team at 2:00pm.


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E/R: Chief in court for impregnating girl,15
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E/R: Chief in court for impregnating girl,15


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A Chief has been arraigned before the Koforidua Circuit Court for allegedly defiling and impregnating a 15-year-old girl.

The parents alleged that the victim indicated that, the chief subsequently had sexual intercourse with her again the same month.

Prosecuting officer Chief Inspector Benard Annor charged the chief with the offence of defilement.


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Ken Agyapong appointed Ghana Gas board Chair
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Ken Agyapong appointed Ghana Gas board Chair


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Maverick millionaire and lawmaker Kennedy Agyapong has been appointed board chairman of Ghana Gas Company by President Akufo-Addo.

He therefore charged the Board of Ghana Gas to ensure that all debts owed the company are paid regularly.

The Ghana National Gas Company was established in July 2011 as a limited liability company with the responsibility to build, own and operate natural gas infrastructure required for gathering, processing, transportation and marketing.


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Ghana's digitization drive will be key to post covid-19 economic recovery
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Ghana's digitization drive will be key to post covid-19 economic recovery


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In a press release issued by the IMF, following its assessment of the impact of Coronavirus on the Ghanaian economy, and what the government is doing to recover, the IMF listed digitization as one of government's postive initiatives which will play a key role in Ghana's post covid-19 economic recovery.

Government's digitization drive has seen the massive digitalization of several government services, including the ports, NHIA, application of passports and drivers licences, registration of businesses, among many others.

Ghana's successful digitization drive has been built on a solid foundation of a remarkable delivery of over 15 million digital national identification cards in 4 years, digital addressing system and mobile money inter operability, which has made it possible for Ghanaians to be able to access government services online and pay for same using their mobile phones.


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Virgil Abloh sells majority stake of off-white to LVMH, lands new role
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Virgil Abloh sells majority stake of off-white to LVMH, lands new role


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The head of Louis Vuitton, fashion designer, and DJ has sold a 60% majority stake in his Off-White luxury to LVMH. This has resulted in him cementing his spot as one of the most powerful Black executives in the world.

Abloh, who currently holds a position as artistic director of Louis Vuitton men's wear, will assume a larger role in the company, working across their wine and spirits and hospitality brands.

The venture marks a new moment for LVMH, which sees its shares up 60 percent this year.


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Ghana's digitization drive will be key to post covid-19 economic recovery
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Ghana's digitization drive will be key to post covid-19 economic recovery


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In a press release issued by the IMF, following its assessment of the impact of Coronavirus on the Ghanaian economy, and what the government is doing to recover, the IMF listed digitization as one of government's postive initiatives which will play a key role in Ghana's post covid-19 economic recovery.

Government's digitization drive has seen the massive digitalization of several government services, including the ports, NHIA, application of passports and drivers licences, registration of businesses, among many others.

Ghana's successful digitization drive has been built on a solid foundation of a remarkable delivery of over 15 million digital national identification cards in 4 years, digital addressing system and mobile money inter operability, which has made it possible for Ghanaians to be able to access government services online and pay for same using their mobile phones.


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KATH admission wards full
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KATH admission wards full


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The admission wards of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi are all full to capacity.

Currently, patients referred from other districts to the facility are receiving medical care on the corridors of the facility.

The lack of beds in the Hospital has compelled the caregivers to treat some of the patients in wheelchairs.


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Virgil Abloh sells majority stake of off-white to LVMH, lands new role
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Virgil Abloh sells majority stake of off-white to LVMH, lands new role


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The head of Louis Vuitton, fashion designer, and DJ has sold a 60% majority stake in his Off-White luxury to LVMH. This has resulted in him cementing his spot as one of the most powerful Black executives in the world.

Abloh, who currently holds a position as artistic director of Louis Vuitton men's wear, will assume a larger role in the company, working across their wine and spirits and hospitality brands.

The venture marks a new moment for LVMH, which sees its shares up 60 percent this year.


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Gang shoot sporadically at Funeral, open fire at police but one shot
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Gang shoot sporadically at Funeral, open fire at police but one shot


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One person sustained gunshot injury following a shoot out between a gang and Police from the Asesewa District Police Command in the Eastern region.

The gang of four(4) suspects some already on the Police wanted list followed one of their members to attend his sister's funeral at Sekesua in Upper Manya Krobo District on Saturday.

Police returned fire which resulted in the injury of one of the suspects.


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Court slaps 37 Military Hosp. with GHC1.1m in damages over maternal negligence
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Court slaps 37 Military Hosp. with GHC1.1m in damages over maternal negligence


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The High Court in Accra presided over by Justice Kweku Tawiah Ackaah-Boafo has awarded over GHc1m in damages against the 37 Military Hospital for maternal negligence.

The court said, the first plaintiff is the father of the deceased and second plaintiff is the husband who is a military officer.

The deceased the court held was not properly monitored and by not making blood available acted recklessly and negligence and unacceptable.


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A soldier kicked me in the abdomen
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A soldier kicked me in the abdomen


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A student of Kumasi Girls SHS in Kumasi has said she was kicked in the abdomen by a military officer who had come with his colleagues to restore calm during a protest by students on Tuesday.

It comes after the Police in a statement denied reports that they assaulted students of the Kumasi Girls SHS and St. Louis SHS who were reportedly protesting the cancellation of their midterm break.

Speaking to Francis Abban on Morning Starr, the 3rd year student said some of her colleagues sustained major injuries as a result of the brutalities.


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Kumasi Girls: We take our own bread, sugar to dining hall
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Kumasi Girls: We take our own bread, sugar to dining hall


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A student of the Kumasi Girls SHS Ama has shared a story of starvation at the school over the past week.

Students of St Louis and Kumasi Girls SHS went on rampage on Monday after which a joint police-military team went to the schools to calm the situation.

She revealed on Morning Starr with Francis Abban that students have had to take their sugar and bread to the dining hall for breakfast.


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Transport operators warn gov't against plans to increase road tolls
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Transport operators warn gov't against plans to increase road tolls


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Some transport operators have kicked against plans by government to increase road tolls in the country.

Deputy Finance Minister, Abena Osei Asare, in June hinted that road tolls are likely to be increased to enable government embark on road infrastructure development.

In a statement, the transport operators including Concern Drivers Association, Ghana Committed Drivers Association, Truth Drivers Union said it will be insensitive to increase road tolls now.


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A/R: Police deny assaulting protesting SHS students
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A/R: Police deny assaulting protesting SHS students


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The officers were reportedly called into a protest by students of St. Louis SHS and Kumasi Girls who were angry over the midterm cancellation.

Some media accounts suggest a combined team of police and military stormed the schools and assaulted the students.

In a statement, the Police said the media reports do not reflect true state of occurrences at the schools.


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Afriyie Akoto has run out of ideas; sack him
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Afriyie Akoto has run out of ideas; sack him


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The General Secretary of the General Agricultural Workers Union Edward Kareweh has doubted the ability of Agriculture Minister Owusu Afriyie Akoto to manage the government's flagship Planting for Food and Jobs programme.

Speaking to Emmanuel Ohene-Gyan on Empires FM's Western Today, Mr Kareweh argued the sector minister has run out of ideas to add any progress to the development of the agricultural sector.

Six months down the line the reverse can be said about the current state of the programme as the sector minister Owusu Afryie Akoto has expressed worry describing the current state of the programme as precarious.


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A soldier kicked me in the abdomen
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A soldier kicked me in the abdomen


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A student of Kumasi Girls SHS in Kumasi has said she was kicked in the abdomen by a military officer who had come with his colleagues to restore calm during a protest by students on Tuesday.

It comes after the Police in a statement denied reports that they assaulted students of the Kumasi Girls SHS and St. Louis SHS who were reportedly protesting the cancellation of their midterm break.

Speaking to Francis Abban on Morning Starr, the 3rd year student said some of her colleagues sustained major injuries as a result of the brutalities.


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