May 29, 2014 12:27 PM World Bank pump funds into social protection
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved continuing support to government’s empowerment of the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection to expand social opportunities for the poorest people through public works employment and grants for poor households. The Bank has approved US $50 million credit for the Ghana Social Opportunities 38
May 28, 2014 2:10 AM LEAP Receives Additional Funding From World Bank
The World Bank s Board of Executive Directors has approved continuing support to Ghana as the West African nation seeks to further reduce poverty and expand social opportunities for the poorest people through public works employment and grants for poor households. The USS50 million credit for the Ghana Social Opportunities Project aims to extend Ghana 42
May 26, 2014 12:54 PM Sefwiman declares 'no region, no vote 2016'
The Sefwiman Development Association (SMDA) is seeking to intensify its campaign to ensure that the Sefwi area achieve a regional status to speed up development. According to the people of Sefwi, currently in the Western Region, their place of origin has been neglected for far too long with little or no development in the face of the rich-endowed natural 48
May 22, 2014 11:37 PM Putin’s man in China: Gennady Timchenko Add to ...
A close ally of Vladimir Putin – and a target of Western sanctions – has emerged as a key player in the dramatic expansion of energy ties between Russia and China. Gennady Timchenko was named as the head of the Russian-Chinese Business Council a few weeks ago and accompanied Mr. Putin on his recent trip to China. He he told reporters in St. Petersburg 39
May 22, 2014 9:20 PM iMessage Problems Acknowledged By Apple
iMessage, the apple’s Internet-based messaging service has long had problems when it comes to interacting with non-Apple devices. The company has finally started acknowledging the problems and rolling out a slate of bug fixes to make Apple-to-Android messaging less of a nightmare. iMessage transfers messages across Apple’s own servers to allow iPhone 74
May 22, 2014 8:37 PM Simeone gives Atletico fighting chance
DIEGO SIMEONE was once described as playing football ‘with a knife between his teeth’. Feisty, streetwise, causing injury, feigning injury, he would do whatever it took to get an opponent sent off, win a penalty, win a match. But now as a manager they say he’s mellowed – he’s issued the ‘knives’ to his players. Such characters do not usually cut it in management 55
May 22, 2014 12:25 AM Bale has Champions League stage he craved
MADRID: On the final day of the Premier League season in May last year, Gareth Bale produced the latest in a series of wonder goals to hand Tottenham Hotspur a 1-0 win over Sunderland. On Saturday, Bale will be playing in all white against a side in red and white stripes once more in his last game of the season, but in very different circumstances as Real Madrid 35
May 21, 2014 5:40 PM Russian tycoon to fight $4.5B divorce for '10 more years'
GENEVA - A Russian tycoon whose estranged wife won a $4.5 billion divorce ruling this week, one of the costliest in history, will appeal against the judgment and the case will take another decade at least, his lawyer said on Wednesday. Dmitry Rybolovlev, who made much of his fortune with the 2010 sale of his stake in fertiliser company Uralkali, spent 34
May 17, 2014 5:33 PM Graduate teachers in Brong Ahafo threaten strike
Members of the Brong-Ahafo Regional branch of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), have threatened a seven-day strike. use dialogue to resolve issues affecting them had necessitated the strike. Mr Jacob Anaba, Regional Chairman of NAGRAT, announced this at a press conference in Sunyani. He outlined one of their concerns as the poor handling 28
May 13, 2014 12:53 AM Concerned Teachers Threatens Nationwide Strike
Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT-GH) have promised the ruling NDC government of a massive nationwide strike if after Wednesday 14th May government still refuses to pay their 2011 and 2012 arrears including teachers transfer grants. Prior to this, GNAT have already decided to disassociate itself from this industrial action however the CCT-GH has gathered 32