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Maintain Nyantankyi as GFA Boss-Grant

Maintain Nyantankyi as GFA Boss-Grant

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Out going Black Stars Coach Avram Grant wants Kwesi Nyantakyi to be maintained as the President of the Ghana Football Association. Nyantakyi has come under barrage of criticisms after the Black Stars abysmal performance at the just ended Africa Cup of Nations. Many pundits believe the owner and bank-roller of Wa All Stars 12-year reign as GFA president has destroyed Ghana football as the various National teams have seen no improvement hence should resign. But speaking to Bola Ray on Starr chat on Wednesday, Grant insists Nyantakyi is a great man and must be given the opportunity to stay on the job. “Kwesi Nyantakyi is a great guy and need support from government, I will like Ghanaians to maintain him as the Football Association President,” he told Starr FM. “He has done
Ghana can win the World Cup – Avram Grant

Ghana can win the World Cup – Avram Grant

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Ex-Ghana coach Avram Grant believes Ghana can win the World Cup in the near future. According to the Israeli who led the Black Stars to the finals of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, Ghana has a lot of quality players with good character needed to win the ultimate. The former Chelsea coach in an interview with Prince Annan on Metro TV called on Ghanaians to give the Black stars all the support the team needed to win the World Cup. "The team (Black Stars) have a lot of quality and if the nation can give them all the support, they can even win the World Cup." "Good attitude and quality can always win you more," he said. The Black Stars who have attained a quarter-final berth at the World Cup in 2010, will be clinging to the words of the former coach to reach the ultimate. ...
ICRC: Six Red Cross aid workers killed in Afghanistan

ICRC: Six Red Cross aid workers killed in Afghanistan

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Suspected ISIL fighters killed at least six Afghan employees of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) who were carrying supplies to areas hit by deadly snow storms, according to government officials. Another two employees were unaccounted for after Wednesday's attack in the northern Jowzjan province, said ICRC spokesperson  Thomas Glass, adding that the group did not know who was responsible for the attack. "Devastated by this news out of #Afghanistan," Peter Maurer, ICRC president,  said on Twitter. "My deepest condolences to the families of those killed - and those still unaccounted for." ICRC put its activities in the country on hold following the attack, the group's global operations head Dominik Stillhart said, "because we need to understand what exactly hap
More than 1,250 Catholic priests accused of child sex abuse in Australia

More than 1,250 Catholic priests accused of child sex abuse in Australia

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About seven percent of Catholic priests in Australia were accused of sexually abusing children between 1950 and 2010, but few allegations were investigated, an inquiry in Sydney has heard. The scathing figures, released as hearings began on Monday over the allegations dating back decades, were compiled with the cooperation of the church as part of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The commission, Australia's highest level of inquiry, reported 4,444 alleged incidents of sexual abuse by Catholic priests between 1980 and 2015. The inquiry also heard that 1,265 priests and religious brothers and nuns had been accused during a 60-year period ending 2010. "These numbers are shocking. They are tragic and they are indefensible," Franklin Sullivan,
K P Boateng hits out at Ghana FA

K P Boateng hits out at Ghana FA

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Former Ghana international Kevin-Prince Boateng has taken a swipe at the Ghana Football Association following the Black Stars' disappointing showing at the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon. Alain Traore scored the only goal as Avram Grant's men suffered a 1-0 defeat to Burkina Faso in the third-place playoff in Port-Gentil on Saturday. Boateng is currently on an indefinite suspension from international duty after being sent home from camp at the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil for ‘verbal insults’ targeted at then coach Kwesi Appiah. "Unbelievable how a team, coach, fans and country with such great value can finish an Afcon in that way! I hope now we will see all those…" Boateng tweeted.     Source: Goal.com
Police dismisses 3,000 ‘NDC recruits’

Police dismisses 3,000 ‘NDC recruits’

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The Police Service has reportedly dismissed some 3,000 new recruits for failure to meet the basic qualification standards of the service. The dismissal is at the instance of the new IGP David Asante-Apeatu, StarrFMonline.com sources have said. The recruitment was made under the former NDC government, and under the leadership of former IGP John Kudalor Some of the dismissed recruits, according to sources, did not meet the minimum qualification requirements for entry into the service, while others did not have certificates at all. The IGP is said to have instructed recruits who applied with WASSCE to be re-vetted before admission while those who submitted BECE, NVTI, NABPTEX and City and Guilds certificates are to return home. The affected recruits include those under trai...
Trump travel ban: Seattle judge issues nationwide block

Trump travel ban: Seattle judge issues nationwide block

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  A US judge in Seattle has issued a temporary nationwide block on President Donald Trump's ban on travellers from seven mainly Muslim nations. District Judge James Robart ruled against government lawyers' claims that US states did not have the standing to challenge Mr Trump's executive order. Last week's move by Mr Trump triggered mass protests and has resulted in confusion at US airports. The State Department says 60,000 visas have since been revoked. Mr Trump's executive order brought in a suspension of the US Refugee Admissions Programme for 120 days. There is also an indefinite ban on Syrian refugees. Anyone arriving from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen faces a 90-day visa suspension. The lawsuit against President Trump's ban was initi...
Tragic death of school kids: Gov’t foots burial cost

Tragic death of school kids: Gov’t foots burial cost

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Education Minister, Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh says government will pay for the cost of treatment and burial of the eight children who died when their school building collapsed on them on Monday. The Member of Parliament for Manhyia South who paid a visit to the school yesterday described the incident as tragic. Speaking on Joy FM's Super Morning Show on Thursday, Dr Prempeh said “We promised that whatever we have to do to ensure that there is a speedy burial, which is happening today, is at no cost to the families. “For the sick in the hospital, we went there and assured them that we will pick up their bills,” he added.   Some six kindergarten school children – ages four and five – of the Breman Jamera Methodist School in the Odoben Brakwa District in the Central regi
Wayoosi lobbies for Deputy Ministerial position

Wayoosi lobbies for Deputy Ministerial position

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Ghanaian movie star, Joseph Osei known in the industry as Wayoosi has added his bid and interest to the numerous lobbies in town for the deputy ministerial position for the Tourism, Arts and Culture. According to Wayoosi, the position does not require big English and that he believes that he, together with Kwadwo Nkansah Lilwin can handle the slot efficiently. In an interview with Dave Hammer Berima on Hello Fm Entertainment Review, He said we are ready to serve. "People should stop rushing for the deputy ministerial position. We're all Ghanaians and we are also in the profession. We can efficiently work hard there. Myself and Lilwin can do efficient job. It's not about speaking big English." Who becomes the deputy minister for the creative arts industry after the mention of Mr...
I’m hoping I don’t play this season’ – Terry happy with Chelsea support role

I’m hoping I don’t play this season’ – Terry happy with Chelsea support role

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The Blues skipper would be happy to spend the remainder of the campaign on the sidelines if it means Antonio Conte's side winning major trophies John Terry would be prepared to see out the remainder of his Chelsea contract without playing another game if it guaranteed the club success. The long-serving Blues skipper has slipped down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge this season under Antonio Conte. Conte excited for Anfield debut He did start three games in August and one in September, but has made just one substitiute appearance, against Everton in November, since then. A switch to a 3-4-3 system has seen others edge ahead of him, with Gary Cahill, David Luiz and Cesar Azpilicueta filling the three defensive spots. Terry is happy to be watching on from the sidelin...
‘I have not offered money to anyone’ – Boakye Agyarko considers legal action

‘I have not offered money to anyone’ – Boakye Agyarko considers legal action

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The Energy Minister says he would consider legal action against Bawku Central MP Mahama Ayariga for bribery allegation leveled against him. Boakye Agyarko denied offering money to members of Parliament’s Appointments Committee to approve his nomination.   In an exclusive interview with Joy News’ Elton Brobbey Friday, the former Vice President of the Bank of New York said it is unthinkable that he would use money to cajole anybody to do something for him. “First of all I feel saddened that allegation was made without the fear of equivocation...it is totally false," he said. “I have not offered any money or gone to anybody to offer to members of Parliament to make a decision in my favor.” Mr Ayariga has alleged on an Accra-based Radio Gold that Mr Agyarko