Author: Nhyira Nhyira Boadu

London 2017: British media slam Gatlin

Justin Gatlin may have sensationally regained the world 100m title denying superstar Usain Bolt a golden farewell but like the crowd in the London Stadium the British media slammed the fact the former drugs cheat had gatecrashed the party, AFP reports. The 35-year-old American – the Olympic 100m champion in 2004 and world champion in 2005 (also winning the 200m world crown to achieve the double) – showed great character to shut out the jeering to storm home and beat young compatriot Christian Coleman and Bolt, who for once was unable to find the gas to make up for...

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Google employee anti-diversity memo causes row

A Google employee’s opinion criticising the firm’s diversity initiatives is causing a furore at the firm. In an internal memo, a male software engineer argued the lack of women in top tech jobs was due to biological differences between men and women. “We need to stop assuming that gender gaps imply sexism,” he wrote in the piece which was widely criticised. But the author said he had received “many personal messages from fellow Googlers expressing their gratitude”. Posted on an internal discussion board, the article was published in full by tech website Gizmodo. It argues that “the abilities of...

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Akufo-Addo to visit Denkyira-Boasi today

President Akufo-Addo will visit Denkyira-Boasi today as part of a 5-day working tour of the Western and Central Regions of the Country. Denkyira-Boasi became popular after the infamous murder of a Military Officer, Major Maxwell Mahama by residents. On Tuesday, August 8, the President will have an interaction with the people of Tarkwa Nsuaem, also in the Western region, before making his way to Half Assin. The President will also visit the Atuabo Gas Plant in the Elembelle Constituency, and later attend a durbar by the Chiefs and people of Axim after which he would depart to Takoradi. On...

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A dirty job that made a poor man filthy rich

Joseph Agyepong Siaw wanted to become a pilot or a marine engineer, but ended up selling school books on the street. He made his fortune from what everyone else didn’t want – with the help of tricycles from China. He may be one of the richest men in Ghana, employing 250,000 of his countrymen, but it all began in struggle. Joseph Agyepong Siaw holds his lean, early years in abhorrence. Reason: the serial entrepreneur and founder of the Jospong Group of Companies had the odds stacked against him from the day he was born. “My mother told me that...

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Neymar promises PSG fans trophies

Brazilian superstar Neymar has pledged to spark a trophy glut at Paris Saint Germain after agreeing a five-year deal on a world record 222 million euro ($264 million) transfer from Barcelona. The 25-year-old will earn a mind-boggling 30 million euros ($35.5 million) a year in Paris but insists he will prove value for money for the ambitious but under-performing Qatari-owned French side. “I am extremely happy to join Paris Saint-Germain,” said Neymar. “Since I arrived in Europe, the club has always been one of the most competitive and most ambitious. And the biggest challenge, what most motivated me to...

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