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March 24, 2018 2:49 PM Coutinho scores as Brazil thrash World Cup hosts Russia in friendly

Brazil scored three goals in 13 minutes to ease past World Cup hosts Russia in a friendly in Moscow. After a goalless first half, Miranda opened the scoring at the Luzhniki Stadium, which will host seven matches at this summer’s tournament including the final. Philippe Coutinho scored a penalty for Brazil’s second before Paulinho headed in a third from close 149

March 23, 2018 9:30 AM U/East NPP Chair aspirant targets more parliamentary seats

An Upper East Regional Chairman aspirant of the New Patriotic Party, Filson Awankua, says his leadership will ensure the party increases its parliamentary seats in the region and create job opportunities for the citizenry. Mr. Awankua, said the few [3] NPP parliamentary seats in the region was due to the poor leadership and disunity among the regional 141

March 14, 2018 4:06 PM Facebook bans Britain First pages

Facebook has removed the pages of the anti-Islamic group Britain First and its leaders. The social media company said the group had repeatedly violated its community standards. Earlier this month, Britain First’s leader and deputy leader, Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen, were jailed after being found guilty of religiously aggravated harassment. The pages 118

March 5, 2018 6:27 AM Shape of Water wins best picture at Oscars 2018

The Shape of Water has won the Oscar for best picture at the 90th Academy Awards, defeating strong competition from Get Out, Lady Bird and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri in what had been considered the closest Oscar race in many years. The award was presented by Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, who had been involved in last year’s mix-up over La La Land and Moonlight 99

March 1, 2018 1:55 PM Don’t pay for allocation of shops at new Kejetia market – KMA warns

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly has stated that it is not collecting money from traders to secure spaces for them after the Kejetia redevelopment project is completed. The Assembly in a statement said it would deal ruthlessly with persons caught extorting monies from traders. “The assembly will soon commence the validation of all traders and shop owners 94

February 18, 2018 11:42 AM British stars set up anti-harassment fund

Harry Potter star Emma Watson has donated £1m to a new campaign aimed at helping those affected by harassment. The donation comes as nearly 200 female British and Irish stars have signed an open letter calling for an end to sexual harassment at work. Emma Thompson, Keira Knightley and Emma Watson are among the actors to sign the letter, published in the Observer 84

November 2, 2017 6:48 AM I Will File For Presidency – Spio-Garbrah

A former Minister for Trade and Industry, Ekwow Spio-Garbrah has disclosed that he will file his nomination to contest for the presidential slot of the opposition National Democratic Congress. Dr. Spio-Grabrah told host of Starr Chat Bola Ray that he has what it takes to win the presidential slot of the NDC ahead of the 2020 general elections. “I’m going 131

October 28, 2017 1:49 PM KMA moves to assess structural integrity of buildings

A team of engineers from the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), has been tasked to conduct structural integrity test on all buildings constructed on the Subin River. Mr. Osei Assibey-Antwi, the Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), said this was to ensure the safety of the people. This comes barely after the assembly had pulled down two buildings at Dunkirk 45

October 26, 2017 4:18 AM Stop empowering only party affiliates — Okyere Darko

An Appropriate Dispute Resolution(ADR) advocate and a security analyst, Mr Kwadwo Okyere Darko, has cautioned politicians to, as a way of enhancing the socio-political and economic transformation of society, desist from empowering party affiliates to the detriment of the masses. Such a situation, he believed, would breed enmity and chaos among the deprived 57

October 25, 2017 10:35 PM As G.O.P. Bends Toward Trump, Critics Either Give In or Give Up

Mr. Straus’s dash for the exits followed the retirement announcements of Mr. Flake, Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee and Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida, Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania, Pat Tiberi of Ohio and Dave Reichert of Washington State — all members of the Republican establishment. Many of those who remain will have to accommodate 183