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Hajj first flight takes off today

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The first batch of over 400 pilgrims for this 12 months’s Hajj is predicted to leave the usa to Saudi Arabia nowadays.

In keeping with the Chairman of the Hajj Board, Sheikh Ibrahim C. Quaye, 4 flights will pass from the Tamale Airport even as 5 can be transferring from Accra, from June 30, 2022.

Speakme in an interview Sheikh Quaye said due to the outbreak of the COVID-19, Saudi authorities located a ban on Hajj for all foreign pilgrims given that 2020.

He said throughout the 2-year ban, over 2000 pilgrims voluntarily opted to depart their fares with the Hajj board with the know-how that they could be considered earlier than different pilgrims when the Hajj started out in destiny.

“After the ban on Hajj changed into lifted this year, quotas of all taking part international locations have been drastically reduced. Ghana’s quota is 3,069 in place of the 2020 quota of 6,000 pilgrims, and so we can keep in mind people who left their monies with us first before another pilgrim.”

Institutionalize Yoga to enhance wellbeing – India high Commissioner

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The excessive fee of India in Ghana has venerated international Day of Yoga, with a clarion name for the institutionalisation of the practice in colleges and firms to enhance human fitness and increase the well-being of the citizenry.

Mr Sugandh Rajaram, excessive Commissioner of India to Ghana, said that Yoga turned into a holistic fitness and well being hobby centered at the mental and physical health of humans and thus had to be inculcated inside the teenagers.“this is the fine workout that one may have,” he emphasized, and stated as a physical exercising, it helped humans to live optimistic, explore new ideas and improve mental fitness.

International Yoga Day is marked on June 21 each 12 months and considering that 2015, the Day has been observed to spread awareness most of the masses approximately the importance of Yoga and its outcomes on human fitness.

Ghana’s Pan African heritage Museum seeks to reclaim Africa’s records

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The Maasai of Kenya and Tanzania, the Himba of Namibia, the Somali of the Horn of Africa, the Zulu of southern Africa and the Mbenga of the West Congo Basin – among many different communities – should quickly be on the circulate to a brand new home in Ghana.

The most good sized mass movement of peoples within Africa began greater than 4,000 years in the past, whilst huge populations of Bantu-speakers left their authentic dwellings in southern West Africa, to settle in different parts of the continent.

The new migrants can be traveling in the opposite path.Like their predecessors, they will now not require visas or tour files.The museum therefore seeks to very own the African narrative by way of bridging what the founders say is an opening that has widened among humans of African descent for over four hundred years.It is a museum that seeks to educate, heal, and inspire.

Nominees for Ghana Influential Youth Awards 2022 released

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Crossmark Marketing, organizers of the annual Ghana Influential Youth Awards have released the qualified nominees for its 2022 edition.

The nomination process which is now closed allowed the general public to submit names of individuals who they think influenced them positively in 2021/2022.

The official awards ceremony is expected to take place later in August this year.

Commenting on the event, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Crossmark Marketing parent company of Ghana Influential Youth Awards, Mr. Richmond Amofa-Sarpong, stated that the 2nd edition of the awards scheme would be a clear demonstration of how Ghanaians appreciate and celebrate the good works of individuals in the country.

“The year under review is going to be a tough one because we have had a lot of personalities who have dedicated their time and energy towards impacting the lives of the general public positively. We know that lots of great names are going to come up during the nomination stage,” Mr. Amofa-Sarpong said.

He encouraged the general public to get involved and vote for individuals who are performing excellently in their fields and positively impacting society from all parts of the country.

“Crossmark Marketing will continue to give back to society through its programs and events, hence the establishment of this award as a platform to acknowledge and celebrate people who have had an obvious impact on society,” he noted.

Ghana Influential Youth Awards is a unique initiative powered by Crossmark Marketing Ghana.

Over the years, the enviable awards scheme has consisted of people from both the formal and informal sectors, ranging from entrepreneurs, politicians, musicians, sports personalities, and several others.

The list of nominees have been published on official Facebook page of Ghana Influential Youth Awards.

300 seedlings has been donated to Prempeh College by NGO

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Growing Trees Network Ghana, a Non-Governmental Organisation championing environmental protection, has donated some seedlings to Prempeh college in the Ashanti region of Ghana.Over 300 seedlings were donated to the school to be planted on its compound, especially around the football field as part of efforts to protect the ecosystem.

This seeds  includes coconut, prekese, moringa, maliana, mahogany, ofram, cedrela, and soursop.Mr Christopher Boatin, the Chief Executive Officer of the NGO, in an interview today, said the decision to donate the seedlings was part of the Organisation’s Corporate Social Responsibility to help beautify the school and provide shade for football field.

“Trees give good oxygen, and our aim of doing this is that I once visited their football field and I realised that there were no shades, so it was appropriate to give them trees, especially medicinal ones,” he noted.Mr Boatin said Former President John Agyekum Kufuor was the Life Patron of the organisation and a former student of Prempeh College, so they decided to honour him by donating to his alma mater.He said tree planting was the way to go as a nation to prevent land degradation, deforestation, fight climate change and restore soil fertility.

Mr Vincent Armah, a Geography Teacher at the school, who received the seedlings, said apart from the greenery and serene environment that trees provided, they ensured quality oxygen for humans and animals to breath and served as windbreak during rainstorms.He commended Growing Trees Network for taking the initiative to support tree planting in the school and the country at large.He took the CEO round the school compound to inspect some trees it had planted.

Dancehall Artist Samini wins SRC president in this current school’ GIMPA’

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The Ghanaian dancehall celebrity contested as SRC President of the Ghana Institute of management and Public administration. Consistent with results from the polls this nighttime, Samini has overwhelmed the opposite candidate to win the election.The Ghanaian dancehall celebrity contested as SRC President of the Ghana Institute of control and Public administration. Consistent with results from the polls this nighttime, Samini has overwhelmed the opposite candidate to win the election.

Samini returned to high school this 12 months after he introduced that he’s now reading at GIMPA. In a publish he shared on social media, he advocated anybody who wishes to return to school to do so as it isn’t always too overdue.“This post is to inspire whoever wants to cross again to highschool that it’s by no means too late to begin from anywhere you left off,” he wrote. The ‘My own’ singer is inside the business school wherein he’s analyzing Finance.

Samini who actively campaigned for the NPP inside the 2020 elections later announced that he could be contesting in the GIMPA SRC elections as the President. “I Emmanuel Andrew Samini famous known as Samini picked up paperwork to stand for GIMPA SRC Presidency,” he said in a video recorded on campus.”If all things move well and i am approved, I will be going for the elections coming few days time,” he endured. Campaigning for votes, he added that “and i urge all of you to come in your numbers to vote for me so we carry a huge exchange”.

University of Ghana Ranked Highest Tertiary Institution In Ghana

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The University of Ghana (UG) is ranked the highest tertiary institution in Ghana by the Alper-Doger (AD) Scientific Index 2022 Version 2.It also has the first of the top 1,000 scientists in the country with more than 270 scientists appearing in the top 1,000 scientists featured.This was contained in a statement issued by Professor Robert Ebo Hinson, Director, Public Affairs Directorate of UG, and copied to the Ghana News Agency, in Accra.It said across the diverse disciplines within its four Colleges, the University led nationally and progressively, intensifying its impact in pursuit of excellence.

‘‘The premier institution’s scholars represented 30 per cent to 70 per cent of the top 20 ranked scientists,” the statement said.In Agriculture and Forestry, it said, it had 11 out of the top 20 Scholars in Ghana, nine Business and Management, 11 Economies and Econometrics, seven Engineering and Technology and six Medical and Health Sciences.The Index named Dr. Dwomoa Adu, a Senior Research Fellow in the UG Medical School, College of Health Sciences, as the best scientist in Ghana, out of the 1,000 academics featured.Similarly, it said last year, Dr Adu was listed by the 2021 Index Report as the overalltopmost scholar in Ghana out of the 231 scientists who made the ranking cut-off.

The statement said in the current rankings, Professor Daniel Adjei Boakye of the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research and Prof Ernest Aryeetey, former Vice-Chancellor, Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research, were ranked 6th and top scientists in Ghana respectively.

It said Prof Joshua Yindenaba Abor former Dean of the University of Ghana Business School and Prof Dorothy Yeboah Manu, Director of Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, emerged 9th and 13th respectively.

The rest are: Prof Isabella Quakyi, former Dean of the School of Public Health and Prof Robert Ebo Ilinson former Head, Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship, UG Business also emerged 16th and 19th respectively.The assessment procedure, it said, for ranking the 1,000 Ghanaian scientists and their scientific studies was based on international standard scoring systems, including citations in renowned databases such as Scopus, Web of Science, Publons and Google Scholar.

The statement said databases provided the numerical indicators showing how productive and effective a researcher was.
It said the Scientific Index also listed the University as 15th out of the 2,049 universities in Africa, and at 1,704 out of 14,284 universities surveyed globally.‘‘This feat, achieved by scientists from UG, follows from the Webometrics ranking of UG as first in Ghana, 11th in Sub-Saharan Africa and 1,121 in the world – out of 31,000 Higher Education Institutions from more than 200 countries earlier this year.”The QS World University Rankings, in its 2022 ranking, classified UG as one of the 20 best universities in Africa, the only West African university to be so classified.

‘‘Congratulations to all the UG Scientists who have made it to the list of the top 1,000 scientists in Ghana. UG is so proud of your commitment to academic excellence,’’ it said.The AD Scientific Index is a ranking and analysis system based on the scientific performance and the added value of the scientific productivity of individual scientists.It also provides rankings of institutions based on the scientific characteristics of affiliated scientists.

Ghana police opens fire on student of islamic Senior high school in the Ashanti region of Ghana

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  About 30 students of the Islamic Senior High School in the Ashanti Region of Ghana were rushed to the hospital on Monday June 13, after police allegedly opened tear gas on them while they were demonstrating over frequent road accidents in front of their school.

According to local media reports, the students had blocked the road in front of their school in the course of their protest over frequent knockdowns.

In their protests, the students cried that frequent calls for speed ramps have fallen on deaf ears

Some of the students were said to have gone unconscious and others were left with severe pain. It is however not clear if that is a result of the alleged firing of tear  that the police have denied firing live bullets. According to the police, they only fired warning shots to disperse the crowd.

Worried parents stormed the school to demand the release of their wards as news of the incident went viral.

“I heard there is a scuffle in the school and the police attacked the students, shooting and beating them. I heard the police chased them even into their dormitories and were beating the girls. I feel very bad seeing school children on the floor unconscious. Everybody is messed up here,” a parent said.

China monetary Stimulus Clouded by way of recovery signs and symptoms, Fed Hikes

Chinese banks saved their fundamental lending rates unchanged on Monday, with the start of a slow economic recuperation from Covid lockdowns and tighter monetary policy in the rest of the world clouding the outlook for greater principal financial institution stimulus.

The only-year mortgage top charge became left at 3.7%, in keeping with maximum forecasts and where it’s been due to the fact that a reduction in January.

The 5-year rate, a reference for mortgages, become also maintained at 4.45%, following a document 15-basis factor reduce last month.

Hong Kong Lawyers Are The Next Target of Xi’s National Security Law

Veteran human rights legal professional Michael Vidler decided it was too dangerous to paintings in Hong Kong the instant a decide distinctive to address national safety regulation instances implied providing legal help to democracy activists could be a crime.

Choose Stanley Chan cited a contact card naming regulation companies, consisting of Vidler’s, as evidence of the way prepared the 2019 anti-authorities camp become in his judgment for an illegal assembly conviction in advance this year. As to whether or not the legal professionals named were “accomplices” to that crime, Chan said he couldn’t remark.

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