Athletes in Major League Baseball (MLB) tend to live about 24% longer than the average American guy, according to a century's worth of mortality rates among nearly 10,500 pro baseball players.
Another day, another celebrity on vacation in Italy. (Can you blame them?) This time it's Selena Gomez that's made her way to the popular Mediterranean destination. Gomez was just photographed with friends in Capri, where she took a stroll around town in what appears to be the world's most comfortable dress. The dress is from London-based brand Three Graces, which focuses on vacation clothing made of cotton, linen, and silk. Many of the brand's dresses are loose, lightweight, ruffled or gathered, and long, making them the perfect options for Italy in the summer or any other tropical vacation, as they're great for throwing on over swimsuits.
Gomez's cream Three Graces dress is sold out but it's still readily available in red, which would look equally perfect with her block-heel sandals and canvas bucket bag. Scroll on to shop Gomez's Italy vacation dress, along with other styles for your Italian vacation (or just pretending like you're on an Italian vacation).
Yesterday, we covered Scarlett Johansson's jaw-dropping engagement ring reveal, and now a new day has brought us a fresh celeb ring debut. On Monday night, Spears attended the A-list premiere of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which also boasted the movie's stars Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Margot Robbie. The event marked her first red carpet event with boyfriend Sam Asghari—but he may actually now be her fiancé.
Spears walked the high-profile red carpet with a glittering new diamond ring on her left hand. The ring boasts three round-cut diamonds and a simple gold band, which popped against the bright-red color of her dress. Spears has not confirmed the engagement yet, but stay tuned as we learn more. Scroll down to see Britney Spears and Sam Asghari on the red carpet, and get a close-up look at her diamond ring.
The newly signed artist of Rufftown Records, Fantana in an interview with Founding Editor of GhanaCelebrities.com, Chris-Vincent Agyapong revealed that even though it’s shameful to say in public but the truth is she cannot cook.
Fantana revealing that she cannot cook during the interview raised the eyebrows of the majority of music lovers which resulted in backlashes from all angles.
After honestly admitting that she cannot cook during the interview, she, however, disclosed her intentions of learning how to cook since she has dreams of settling down with an African man.
Well, in a post sighted on her Insta-stories by GhanaCelebrities.com, Fantana says even though she cannot cook but can drive you crazy!
A woman who cannot cook but drive you crazy and the one who can cook but can’t drive you insane, which would you go for? Well, for some Ghanaian men, they’ll go for the latter.
“I can’t cook, but I can drive you crazy”, she wrote.
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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has thrown a challenge to his predecessor, John Dramani Mahama, to name a single policy his erstwhile government introduced to boost the production of cocoa in the country.
Addressing a durbar of Chiefs at Daboase, in the Wassa East district of the Western Region, on Tuesday, 23rd July, 2019, President Akufo-Addo noted that the government of President Kufuor moved cocoa production from some 350,000 metric tonnes at the end of the year 2000 to 750,000 tonnes at the end of 2008, and had projected Ghana to hit the million metric tonnes by 2010, a feat which was realized under the late President Mills.
“President Mahama came to meet a production level of 1 million tonnes, and yet, by the end of his tenure, it had dropped to barely 700,000 tonnes. Today, under my Government, it has risen to 900,000 tonnes, and yet you (Mahama) are going around, offering fake solidarity to the cocoa farmers, shedding crocodile tears in front of cocoa farmers, that you have done something to improve the lot of cocoa farmers. These are crocodile tears,” the President said.
With the introduction of his government’s policies such as the hand pollination, mass pruning of cocoa trees using motorized pruners, early spraying of cocoa farms, motorized slashers to replace the use of machetes, and the piloting of irrigation schemes for cocoa farms to ensure all year-round production, President Akufo-Addo threw a challenge to his predecessor.
“When Hon. J.B. Aidoo was speaking, he asked for one policy of the previous NDC government that has boosted agricultural production and cocoa production. I want to hear from them what they are going to say to this challenge. We are challenging them to come and tell us what they have done that is boosting agricultural and cocoa production in Ghana. I can tell you the answer in advance – Zero! Zero! Zero!” the President stressed.
Touching on the roads sector, President Akufo-Addo noted “whenever I travel across the country, the first thing the people of Ghana complain about is the state of their roads, even though you (Mahama) claim to have fixed those same roads. If you (Mahama) truly fixed the roads, why are Ghanaians constantly complaining to me with the state of their roads?”
According to the President, the simple answer to that questions is that “you (Mahama) did not speak the truth to Ghanaians. You didn’t do the work you said you had done. We are the ones who are doing the work, so give us space to do it, instead of touting falsehoods.”
On his part, the Chief Executive Officer of COCOBOD, noted that the administration of President Akufo-Addo spent the first two years in office clearing the arrears inherited from the Mahama government. Indeed, he added that in the last 10 days of 2016, i.e. from 20th December to 31st December 2016, when President Mahama knew he had lost the 2016 election, the $400 million that was in the COCOBOD account was expended.
“We came into office, and spent the first two years to clear all the arrears inherited from the Mahama administration. The process of constructing cocoa roads is about to begin. Government has approved the disbursement of GH¢3 billion to construct 350 cocoa roads across the country. Secondary evacuation roads, i.e. trunk roads, are also going to be constructed,” he added.
Even though the former President’s claim to fame in the cocoa sector was the introduction of free fertilizers, the COCOBOD CEO noted that the introduction of the policy led to a reduction of Ghana’s production capacity from 1 million tonnes in 2010/2011 to 740,000 metric tonnes in 2016, under President Mahama.
Whilst Cote d’Ivoire, in 2010, was producing 1.1 million tonnes of cocoa, they increased the production of cocoa to 1.8 million tonnes, even though fertilizer is not distributed to their farmers free of charge.
“The free fertilizer policy hasn’t helped Ghanaian farmers. Upon assuming office in 2017, we revisited the old policy of subsidized fertilizers, mass cocoa spraying exercise, and introduced the hand pollination system, and, in 2017/2018, we produced 968,000 tonnes of cocoa,” Hon. J.B. Aidoo added.
Government, he added, has also reintroduced the policy scrapped by President Mahama in 2014 of supporting cocoa farmers who had cocoa farms infected by the swollen-shoot virus disease.
“Government is absorbing the absolute cost of rehabilitation of the farms – cost of cutting the trees, replanting and the foodstuffs being planted in the farms. COCOBOD maintains the farm for the first two years – the critical stages of the farm. Additionally, for every one hectare of cocoa farms infected with the swollen-shoot disease cleared, the farmer is compensated with GH¢1,000. If the farmer is a share-cropper, the land owner also receives GH¢1,000,” he added.
The COCOBOD CEO told cocoa farmers that, from 2020/2021 cocoa season, every tonne of cocoa beans from Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire that will be sold on the international market will attract an additional $400 as a living income differential for farmers.
The $400 million living income differential would be added to the prevailing price of the crop, of which 70% would be paid to the farmer at the farm gate.
“For instance, today, the price is $2,300. So, $400 will be added to make it $2,700, and 70% ($1,890 or GH¢10,017) of the total will be paid to the farmer. This is unprecedented in Ghana’s cocoa industry,” he added
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The Communications Director for New Patriotic Party (NPP), Yaw Buaben Asamoa has apologised to the Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu for telling him to stop complaining about interference in his work.
After Mr. Amidu released an article condemning his actions, Mr. Asamoa said he “will defer to the Special Prosecutor on this one.”
“If he [Martin Amidu] believes that my remarks are indirectly directing him, then I am afraid I am sorry for having said that because I will be the last person to attempt to direct him,” Mr. Asamoa said on Eyewitness News.
Mr. Asamoa’s initial criticism of Mr. Amidu came after the Special Prosecutor had commented on the status of a probe into the former Secretary to the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining, Charles Bissue.
Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ Tiger Eye P.I. petitioned the Special Prosecutor in February 2019 after its own investigations implicated Bissue in possible corruption.
Mr. Amidu said there was some interference in his work after the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service released a report exonerating Charles Bissue following its own probe.
In his response to Mr. Asamoa, the Special Prosecutor said there was an attempt to “tacitly instruct” the way he runs his office.
“Hon. Yaw Buaben Asamoa latched on my explanation and information to the public through the interview to run to the defence of the Criminal Investigation Department as though it is a Department of deaf and dumb. Hon. Yaw Buaben Asamoa did this by pretending to be directing me as an ignoramus on how to perform the duties of my Office.
Mr. Amidu further said Ghanaians saw beyond Mr. Asamoa’s remarks, which were “a subtle way of defending the CID and a party colleague who was the subject of the alleged exoneration.”
“Why come to the defence of a public institution when it is capable of defending itself except to score political points?”
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Ghana law firm, Sam Okudzeto & Associates, signed a collaboration agreement with Andersen Global, marking Andersen Global’s presence in 13 African countries and over 51 countries worldwide.
Located in the capital of Accra, Sam Okudzeto & Associates is one of the largest law firms in Ghana. For the past 48 years, the firm has provided legal advice and guidance in the corporate and commercial areas, including patents and trademarks, mergers and acquisition, tax advisory, corporate banking, international trade and investment, debt recovery, mining and mineral law, industrial and labor, aviation, maritime law, petroleum oil and gas, and intellectual property.
Sam Okudzeto & Associates founder and Managing Partner, Sam Okudzeto and Nene Amegatcher, have led the team since the establishment of the firm until Nene Amegatcher was elevated to the Supreme Court. The firm now has four partners and 18 lawyers who have gained an international reputation for their keen knowledge and experience with Alternative Dispute Resolution.
“There is so much opportunity for growth in Ghana and throughout Africa,” said Sam. “I’m confident that our collaboration with Andersen Global will take us to the next level and broaden our abilities in the region. We will be able to continue providing best-in-class services in the market and bring a seamless association of experts throughout the world to an expanded base of clients.”
“Not only are they considered legal industry leaders in Ghana, but Sam and his team bring additional depth and breadth to our capabilities in Africa. Adding a sought-after firm like Sam Okudzeto & Associates is not only a logical extension for Andersen Global, but it broadens our offering in the region and is a key part of our Africa strategy,” said Mark Vorsatz, Andersen Global Chairman and CEO of Andersen Tax LLC.
Andersen Global is an international association of legally separate, independent member firms comprised of tax and legal professionals around the world. Established in 2013 by U.S. member firm Andersen Tax LLC, Andersen Global now has more than 4,500 professionals worldwide and a presence in over 144 locations through its member firms and collaborating firms.
Some MenzGold customers are calling on the government to suspend the prosecution of the CEO of the embattled MenzGold, Nana Appiah Mensah (NAM1) until he has been able to pay back the money that his company owes them.
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The Chief Justice of the Republic of Ghana, Justice Sophia Akuffo, has signaled that as long as she supervises legal education in Ghana and the […]
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The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), according to the Auditor-General’s report of 2018, failed to account for some GHS25.5 million realised from the auctioning of some […]
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President Akufo-Addo has challenged the opposition NDC to provide evidence of improved cocoa production under former president John Mahama. He said, former President Mahama squandered […]
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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Savannah Region has declared operation “No Pick-up, No Mercy” as a protest to demand the immediate return of […]
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A security analyst Adam Bonah says sacked Inspector General of Police, David Asante-Apeatu, performed below par throughout the two-and-a-half years he held the high office. […]
The Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Madam Cecilia Abena Dapaah declined being interviewed by an intern because she was in a meeting, the ministry […]
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Effutu MP, Alexander Afenyo-Markin, on Tuesday, 23 July 2019, in the company of police officers and some five dismissed officials of the University of Education, […]
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The Minister of Roads and Highways, Kwasi Amoako-Atta says he will not allow any media house to determine the way he would discharge his duties. […]
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Mr Akoto Ampaw, a leading member of the Ghana Right to Information Coalition, has lauded the First and Second Deputy Speakers of Parliament, Mr Alban […]
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In a world where very few people are able to achieve their childhood dreams, it is perhaps, a wonderful fairytale to have a childhood dream […]
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Popular Ghanaian actor Kwadwo Nkansah has revealed on social media that he is set to release a song which will feature one of America’s top rappers Lil Wayne.
Following the footsteps and exploits of Reggae and Dancehall hitmaker Shatta Wale, the Kumawood star and musician hinted his collaboration with Grammy award-winner Lil Wayne.
Kwadwo Nkansah uses music stage name as ‘Lil Win’ a name most believe is inspired by the black American rapper Lil Wayne.
Taking to Twitter, he noted that the news of the song will soon be officially tweeted by Lil Wayne and this would bring Ghana to a halt.
There could be some truth to this because Lil Win is in the United States of America right now so he might be having some business talks with Lil Wayne.
He tweeted “Soon @LilTunechi will tweet about our collaboration and Ghana will be stand still”, Lilwin tweeted.
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