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September 1, 2017 11:31 AM Prof Frimpong-Boateng calls for effective dissemination of research findings

Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, Minister of Environment, Science, Technology, and Innovation, has called for the effective dissemination of research findings to all stakeholders to ensure greater productivity of the nation. He said effective dissemination of research findings to stakeholders provided for a basis for innovation and also created the conditions 51

August 31, 2017 3:10 AM Resilience, not devastation, is the real story of the Texas floods

Houston’s response to Hurricane Harvey is a lesson for the world The numbers are awesome. In a matter of hours, Hurricane Harvey dumped nine trillion gallons of rainfall on Houston and southeast Texas: at one stage, 24 inches of rain fell in 24 hours. Like all American cities, Houston is prepared for hurricanes and floods — but Harvey was of a different 232

August 28, 2017 11:47 PM Houston Mayor’s No-Win Dilemma: Whether to Tell Residents to Stay or Go

HOUSTON — Phyllis Ullman, 73, had been evacuated from her flooded neighborhood Monday morning, and was visibly shaken as she sat in the back seat of a rescuer’s pickup truck speeding through the spitting rain. You can’t argue with Mother Nature, but she had strong words for Mayor Sylvester Turner’s decision not to issue a mandatory evacuation order for Houston 85

August 28, 2017 10:12 AM Guatemala Has Been Plunged Into Constitutional Crisis Over a U.N. Anti-Graft Probe

(GUATEMALA CITY) — Two days after prosecutors announced they would seek to lift Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales' immunity, he ordered the expulsion of the head of a highly praised U.N. anti-corruption commission and plunged into a faceoff with the nation's top court and the international community. It was a stunning reversal for a president whose 48

August 28, 2017 10:02 AM Cost of cleaning up Harvey will bring new test of governance for Trump and GOP

The catastrophic floods brought by Hurricane Harvey to southeastern Texas will pose an immediate test for the White House and Congress, pressing policymakers to approve billions of dollars in recovery funds even though they haven’t agreed on much else this year. White House officials and GOP leaders were already taking stock of the challenge on Sunday 69

August 24, 2017 11:38 PM 5 important stories that deserve a second look

President Donald Trump wrapped up his “working vacation” last week by firing top adviser Steve Bannon, a controversial figure who was seen as one of the president’s most powerful influences. Many wondered how the White House would be different without the man many believe helped shape policies like the travel ban and the decision to withdraw from the Paris 93

August 23, 2017 6:32 AM Angola heads to polls as Dos Santos ends 38-year rule

Luanda - Angolans vote on Wednesday in an election marking the end of President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos's 38-year reign, with his MPLA party set to retain power despite the economic crisis. The MPLA, which has ruled since Angola's independence from Portugal in 1975, is expected to defeat opposition parties that are stifled by Dos Santos's authoritarian 31

August 21, 2017 7:56 AM Why Doklam has become albatross around Chinese President Xi Jinping's neck

The timing of Doklam standoff is not propitious for Chinese President Xi Jinping, who will be hosting BRICS heads of states early next month and also hoping to get approval for his third term at 19th Congress of the CPC later this year. Army veterans tell that most of the border trespasses or infringements occur due to overenthusiastic local commanders 45

August 20, 2017 11:39 AM Unpaid care work is a major hindrance to women empowerment – Study

A baseline study conducted by ActionAid Ghana as part of the POWER project has shown that the burden of Unpaid Care Work (UCW) on women in Ghana is a major factor inhibiting women empowerment. The study, conducted under the Promoting Opportunities for Women’s Empowerment and Rights (POWER) project, found that women do 10 percent more care work than men and have significantly 62

August 19, 2017 6:19 AM Trump dumps Bannon, who returns to conservative website

Steve Bannon, the blunt-spoken and divisive strategist who rose from Donald Trump's conservative campaign to a top White House post, was pushed out by the president Friday, capping a turbulent seven months marked by the departure of much of Trump's original senior staff. A favorite in the farther-right portions of the Republican Party, Bannon had pressed 39