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File photo - Kenichi Yatsuhashi

Ghana Premier League

Former Accra Hearts of Oak boss, Kenichi Yatsuhashi, is set to make a second return into the coaching field in Ghana.

Aduana Stars formally Crowned 2016/2017 Ghana Premier League Champions

Ghana Premier League

Aduana Stars were this past Sunday formally crowned Champions of the just-ended 2016/17 edition of the Ghana Premier League.

GFA president Kwesi Nyantakyi has held a meeting with the founder of Ghana Premier League Broadcast sponsors, Star Times, Mr. Pang Xinxing on his trip to China.

GN Bank DOL Week 30 Roundup: Premier League bound Eleven Wonders end season on winning note, Techiman City, and Guan FC all win

GN Bank Division One League

Season ending matches for GN Bank Division one - Zone one – teams came on this midweek with winners of the zone, Premier League bound side – Techiman based Eleven Wonders - notching a second straight win in as many outings to end the season with a tally of 60points.

Action in the GN Bank sponsored Division One football League returned this past weekend with penultimate matches devoid of the usual fanfare.

GN Bank DOL Week 30 Roundup: Karela FC and Dreams FC Promoted to Premiership Division. Eleven Wise, Wassaman, Dunkwa Utd, Dynamo FC and Zein FC Relegated

GN Bank Division One League

The ultimate weekend of this year’s GN Bank Division One League came to a triumphant conclusion for Zones two and three sides - Karela FC and Dreams FC - as they were officially handed their promotion papers to the elite division and a bitter end for Dunkwa Utd and Wassaman United as they joined relegation bound Eleven Wise, Dynamo FC and Zein FC into the abyss of Division One soccer.

The out of form Belgian - Christian Benteke - gave away Palace's chance to go ahead with his poorly struck spok kick that was saved by Asmir Begovic.

English Premier League

With three of the top four teams out of action on Saturday, third off the bottom, West Ham, stunned defending Premier League champions – Chelsea - with a lone goal for their first win under David Moyes.

Mame Biram Diouf latches on to a knock-down from Peter Crouch before firing his left-footed strike past goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.

English Premier League

Manchester United inched five points closer to the Premier League summit on Saturday after ruthlessly taking advantage of defensive errors to bang in three goals to end Arsenal’s perfect season at the Emirates. The loss dropped Arsenal out of the top four.

Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger scores his first PL goal against Swansea City with a header.

English Premier League

Week 14 of the English Premier League got underway this past Tuesday with Ashley Young scoring two superb goals before Manchester United held off a second-half Watford fightback for an impressive 4-2 win at Vicarage Road that saw them remain 8points behind leaders Manchester City.

Daniel Shaver shooting: Ex-Arizona police officer acquitted of murder

General

Last year's fatal shooting of a Texas man by Arizona police was caught on body-camera video and showed him sobbing with his hands up, begging for his life in his final moments.

Partners kiss at a gay marriage ceremony - Photo credit: abcnetau

General

Australia became the 26th nation to legalise same-sex marriage on Thursday, prompting cheers and singing from a packed parliament public gallery in a country where some states ruled homosexual acts to be illegal until just 20 years ago.

Trent Franks resigns over surrogacy allegation.

General

Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., announced his resignation Thursday evening as the House Ethics Committee announced it was opening an investigation into potential sexual misconduct.

New Blood Pressure Guidelines Mean Yours Might Be Too High Now. Newsweek photo.

Health

Heart experts released new guidelines for blood pressure on Monday and that means millions more Americans will now be diagnosed with high blood pressure.

Prof. Kwasi Adomako Ohemeng

Health

Amidst the threat of growing resistance of superbugs to available antibiotics worldwide, a crisis which scientists have warned in foreboding terms could push the world back to the pre-antibiotic era where people died of simple infections, there appears to be a flicker of hope after all, following the discovery of a medicine by a team under the leadership of a Ghanaian pharmacist and researcher.

U.S. moves to revoke claim that soy protein protects the heart

Health

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday proposed a rule revoking the right of companies to say soy protein protects the heart, while potentially allowing a more circumspect health claim.

Trump Jerusalem move: Tear gas at Lebanon US embassy protest

World

There have been violent clashes near the US embassy in Lebanon, in the latest protest against President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

A Palestinian protester prepares to burn a U.S. flag during clashes with Israeli troops at a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, near the Jewish settlement of Beit El, near the West Bank city of Ramallah Dec. 7, 2017.

World

Clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli troops and street protests erupted Thursday in the West Bank and Gaza on the day after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as Israeli Capital, Announces Embassy Relocation - File image

World

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday he has no doubt other countries will follow the United States in recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, and that once the U.S. Embassy moves to the city others will relocate there as well.

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa appoints military, party loyalists to cabinet

Africa

Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed a new Cabinet that includes ruling party loyalists as well as figures linked to the military, whose takeover helped oust former leader Robert Mugabe.

FILE - Cameroon police officials walk with riot shields

Africa

At least 6 armed separatists and a police official have been killed and several people wounded in the southwestern Cameroon English speaking town of Mamfe during an attack on a military post. The attack occurred after a special envoy from Nigeria assured Cameroon that they want to work jointly to reduce terrorism on their frontiers. Cameroon has been complaining that armed separatists were using Nigerian territory as a training ground.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Africa

Zimbabwe's new government has unveiled a $5 billion budget for 2018 that it says will revive the country's moribund economy as long as the country can rein in corruption, hold a credible election and implement investor friendly laws.

'I need to poison my husband'

Humor

A married woman entered a Pharmacy, she walked to the Pharmacist looked straight into his eyes and said: 'I would like to buy a FAST KILLING POISON FOR HUMANS'.

Repentant Drunkard

Humor

A drunkard woke up one morning deeply repentant after a bitter fight with his wife the previous night. He noticed with dismay the crate of beer bottles that had caused the fight.

Banta Singh walks into a bar in London , orders 3 glasses of beer and sits in the backyard of the room, drinking a sip out of each one in turn.

Africa1 Media statement on why Samini was unable to perform at S-Concert 2017

Press Release

As Management of the brand “Samini”, Africa1 Media hereby release this official statement in regards to the S-Concert which took place on Friday December 1, 2017.

PRESS STATEMENT FROM KATANGA ALUMNI ON THE BRUTALISATION OF KNUST STUDENTS BY ASOKWA POLICE. YouTube screengrab of image courtesy of ghanacrusader

Press Release

Press Statement from KATANGA ALUMNI on the brutalisation of students of KNUST by officers of the Ghana Police Service, Asokwa Division – Kumasi

PRESS RELEASE: OCCUPYGHANA DEMANDS OUTLINE FOR PASSAGE OF THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION BILL. Image credit - gvtjob

Press Release

OccupyGhana®️ is deeply concerned that there do not appear to be any clear or discernible plans to pass the Right to Information Bill into law. Despite numerous Government assurances that the Bill will be passed “this year,” “very soon” or in the “next session” of Parliament, no clear timetable has emerged.

Tic-Tac vacates live interview on GHOne TV

Arts and Entertainment

Veteran Hiplife musician, Nana Kweku Duah, popularly known as Tic-Tac, stunned viewers when he decided to walk off an interview on GHOne in protest of Shatta Wale's video being aired during the interview instead of his.

My bodyguard I slapped is a loyal soldier – Shatta Wale

Arts and Entertainment

Dancehall artiste, Charles Nii Armah Mensah, also known as Shatta Wale in a Facebook live video posted on his timeline has calmed the nerves of his followers by claiming that his bodyguard he slapped at the just ended S-Concert held at the Ohene Djan Sports Stadium is still loyal to him.

2017 S-Concert - Backstage issues and apology

Arts and Entertainment

At the 2017 edition of the annual S Concert event, some of our announced acts were not able to perform.

Dr. Raphael Nyarkotey Obu

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There is no need worrying again to either travel outside or pay a huge amount of fees to study holistic medicine outside. It is now here in Ghana and this is made possible by the partnership between Da Vinci College of Holistic Medicine in Cyprus rated amongst the Top Five Alternative medicine schools in the USA by Shannon Walker in 2012 inforBarrel and Dr. Nyarkotey Alternative Medical College located in Dodowa-Akoto House.

The Da Vinci College operates a modular degree system by which degrees are obtained via a process of credit accumulation. Modules are self-contained units of teaching, learning and assessment which usually run for one semester. Modules are worth a fixed amount of credit, so if you pass the module you gain the appropriate number of credits which then count towards your degree.

Each module is assessed in the semester in which it is taught. Assessment will normally comprise of examinations, continuous assessment or, in most cases, a combination of these. Students who fail the assessment for a particular module are offered an opportunity to be re-assessed.

Passing a module entitles the student to receive credits for that module. Students will also receive a grade for each module taken which will appear on the individual Diploma awarded for that module, as well as on the transcript given to the student upon completion of their studies.

Here is a summary of the curriculum for the Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine – DSc (HM). Based on the fact that Anatomy and Physiology and Pathology have been covered in undergraduate courses, then there are 8 modules required in total for completion, plus the Doctoral Dissertation. Seven of these are from the Compulsory List, and one topic is chosen from the Elective List – making 8 modules in total, along with the Doctoral Dissertation and the clinical practicum which is also compulsory:

Compulsory courses required (unless exemption is awarded):

Anatomy and Physiology

Pathology for Natural Medicine

Clinical Nutrition – Part 1

Herbal Medicine

Bach Flower Remedies

Naturopathic Medicine – Part 1

Energy Medicine and Bioresonance

Detoxification and Toxicology

Electives List:

Homeopathic Medicine

Su Jok Therapy

Iridology

Clinical Nutrition – Part 2

Naturopathic Medicine – Part 2

Holistic Psychology

Live Blood Analysis

Naturopathic Sexology

Urinalysis and Body Fluids

Sclerology

Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis

The Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine consists of many separate modular courses covering a whole spectrum of health topics – each of these modular courses is a stand-alone and can be taken as an individual Diploma Course with Certification. This encourages the student to implement this knowledge-base in clinical practice as soon as they have completed each Diploma course, as they will have the Certification to prove that they have passed these exams for the said course.

The modular course structure based on distance-learning allows the student to work at their own pace while working elsewhere without having to disrupt family or working life. The student can even work while they are travelling as most of the course materials are in downloadable files that can be stored on the hard disc of the computer. There are hundreds of pages of reading material with each course.

There are also many interactive videos and documentaries to watch and you can even copy these directly to your laptop and watch them while on a plane. There are also hundreds of links to many other sources of helpful information – these courses have taken many years to write and develop and are at a cutting-edge level that is difficult to match.

The courses should ideally be taken in sequential order to benefit from prerequisite knowledge required to build on. The College and its courses have been accredited by the Pastoral Medical Association in the USA, and registered with the Complementary Medical Association (CMA) in the UK, as well as the Affiliation of Ethical and Professional Therapists (AEPT) in the UK. It also has obtained full professional board accreditation from the American Association of Drugless Practitioners in the USA.
Students in Ghana are eligible to be members of the Alternative Medical Association of Ghana (AMAG)
Expertise
It is very rare to find a College that takes all these modalities and more and puts them into a Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine course – this is the essence of this course – you will not only be studying homeopathy or herbal medicine or naturopathy, but in fact you will study enough of each to be able to practice as a competent Holistic Health practitioner, dealing with many health issues that using only one healing modality will not be able to help.

This is made possible because the Founder and Academic Dean of the Da Vinci College of Holistic Medicine, Dr. George J Georgiou, Ph.D.,N.D.,DSc (AM).,MSc.,BSc has been studying natural methods of health for over 25 years and has amassed degrees and diplomas in the biological sciences, clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy, naturopathy, Su Jok acupuncture, energy medicine, iridology, sclerology, live blood analysis, thermography, clinical psychology and clinical sexology, along with a lot more training in other modalities of healing, as well as many research interests and publications.

Not only did he spend a life-time studying all these topics in depth, but he has applied this knowledge by building a bespoke Holistic treatment centre called the Da Vinci Holistic Health Centre in Cyprus that uses all these modalities and more and sees patients from all over the world, specializing in the treatment of chronic disease. Students taking the Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine will be able to spend time undertaking clinical work at this cutting-edge Holistic Centre as part of their requirements.

To understand more about the Holistic Model and Dr Georgiou’s work at the Center read his latest book entitled: Curing the Incurable with Holistic Medicine

Course Completion

To gain maximal benefit from your studies, it is recommended that the student plan to take at least two, but preferably three courses per semester (4 chronological months). There are a total of 8 Diploma courses required to complete the D.Sc (HM), making for approximately 1,600 physical hours of study. The average student should be able to complete all nine compulsory courses to be awarded the Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine in about 12 – 18 months. A maximum of 60 months is allowed for completion for students with heavy work commitments.

If the Bachelor of Science in Holistic Medicine is completed, then the Doctoral degree can be began immediately without further ado.
Medical students usually study for just about 4,200 physical hours in the entirety of their course – most of the academic study is crammed into the first two years – they also have practical work on top of this. The Bachelor of Science in Holistic Medicine covers 9 courses which comes to a total of 1,800 hours (9 x 200 hours = 1,800). This means that 200 hours per course is equivalent to about 12 hours physical study per week.
If a student decides to go on to complete the Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine, there will be a further eight courses to complete, chosen from the electives (8 x 200 hours = 1,600 hours), along with the dissertation of about 20,000 words. The Bachelors and Doctoral level will result in close to 4,000 hours of study which is what most medical schools cover.
Clinical Practicuum

Doctor of Science in Holistic Medicine students will have an opportunity to study with Dr. Georgiou at the Da Vinci Holistic Health Centre and will be able to get hands-on training in all aspects of the holistic healing arts. This will be the students opportunity to see the application of everything they have learned on real patients with real diseases.

There is also the flexibility of studying in other Holistic Centers closer to home, but these must be assessed by the College before being certified to accept students.

Take this opportunity for the low fees for Ghanaians compared to what the main college charges in Cyprus and Start your enrolment now at the College’s affiliate in Ghana by calling Dr. Nyarkotey on 0541090045 or pick a form at Dodowa Akoto House, Dangme News Office.

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Dr. Raphael Nyarkotey Obu is a Research Professor of Prostate Cancer and Holistic Medicine –faculty lead- Holistic Urology, Da Vinci College of Holistic Medicine, Larnaca City, Cyprus. He is the National President of the Alternative Medical Association of Ghana (AMAG). A registered alternative Medical practitioner with specialty in orthomolecular oncology, Prostate Cancer Policy maker and researcher. He can be reached on 0541090045. E mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Dr. Raphael Nyarkotey Obu: From Dodowa to changing the face of Men’s health and Alternative medicine practice

Features

Written By Shirley Thompson - Born on the 24th of June, 1985, there is something about him that makes him great against all the odds, and the negative perception people have about holistic medical practitioners. What truly separates him from others is that he is the same Medical Practitioner wherever you meet him. Everyone will pretty much tell you the same good things about him: medical brilliance, pragmatist, scholar, and objectivity devoid of what he terms ‘practicing medicine based on emotions’. 

The author, Prof Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng

Features

Written By Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng - Fifty years ago, on Sunday, December 3, the first adult human heart transplant was performed at the Groote Schuur Hospital, in Cape Town, South Africa by Dr Chris Barnard. It was an epoch-making advance in science, medicine and indeed in human culture. The heart, considered by many cultures as the seat of affection and courage, has changed ownership from a clinically dead person to a sick person.

Ghana football: The life of a local based player (3)

Features

On 17th October, 2017, I applied for UK visa through the TLS contact with a reference: GWF045704078 so I could visit my senior brother in the United Kingdom for his graduation ceremony and also spend the Christmas holidays as well.

Rejoinder: Manasseh’s Love Letter to Ebony

Letters

Written By Umar Mohammed - If I have two younger siblings; one boy and the other girl, and the boy goes out to have sex and I say nothing to him, and the girl go out to have sex and I unleash a fierce public denouncement of my sister, it is not advice out of love, it is control. Or I have a twisted type of love, the kind of love that allows fathers and mothers to give their 9-15-year-Olds to men as old as 90 to marry in the name of loving and protecting them.

Manasseh's Folder: A love letter to Ebony

Letters

Dear Ebony,

Our wise elders once said the rat which makes its abode by the popular village path is either extremely courageous or a speedster. In the same way, it takes more than courage for a married man to openly write a love letter to another woman. That man is either a daredevil or his foolhardiness is matchless. I want you to take this letter seriously because I have had to risk other factors in order to write to you.

Of glaring bias and ill-treatment of Ghanaian nurses by some

Letters

Dear Abena Magis and #PepperDem Ministries,

I want you to use your medium to address a very pressing societal issue.

Meet Farida Nabourema, Togo - Photo courtesy of Farida Nabourema.

Interviews

“The only compensation any activist should expect is posterity. Fight for others because others fought for you.”

Social activist and blogger. Farida has been a fearless advocate for democracy and human rights in Togo since she was a teenager. Through over 300 articles written on her blog and other sites, Farida denounces corruption, dictatorship and neocolonialism. In 2014, Farida published a book in French titled” La Pression de l’oppression” (The Pressure of Oppression) in which she discussed the different forms of oppressions that people face in Africa, and highlighted the need for youth and women to be politically engaged.

Full interview: President Akufo-Addo talks about Africa, political instability, homosexuality in Ghana, and more with Jane Dutton

Interviews

President Akufo-Addo on Sunday morning, November 26th, 2017, granted audience to Al Jazeera’s Jane Dutton on her show ‘Talk to Al Jazeera’.

Kofi Amoah Amigosten

Interviews

 

All in one school - Kofi Amoah Amigosten

 


Ghanaian philanthropist, Kofi Amoah Amigosten, well known on Facebook for his ‘Ride With Amigos’ outreach; a kind of one-man charitable crusade that seeks to soothe the pain of the largely rural poor, needy and forgotten people he comes into contact with in whatever way he can, raise awareness of their conditions and expose some of the social issues and dangers he comes across was recently named the proud winner of SDLG's Africa's Most Reliable Personality.

Kofi Amigosten (K.A) has been involved with helping others for close to three decades and he recently spoke with myghanalinks.com reporter, Simon Aikins (S.A) on his award and his motivations for pursuing the well-being of the less privileged in society.

The award began with a public nomination on the construction equipment manufacturer's Europe - Middle East - Africa (EMEA) Facebook page in September, 2015. Mr. Amoah came up tops after competing rigorously with other equally good personalities like Dr. Raphael James (Nigeria), Maria Maliki (Zimbabwe), Brenda Shuma (Tanzania) and Sara Sarina (Ethiopia).

Below are excerpts from the interview:

S.A: On behalf of myghanalinks.com and your many adoring fans, I congratulate you on your award.

K.A: Thank you.

S.A: Who is Kofi Amigosten?

K.A: I'm a social worker.

S.A: Can you elaborate on that? I mean an individual social worker or social worker with one of the state agencies?

K.A: I am state trained but worked for the state from 1990 to 1997 at The Boys' Remand Home in Accra after which I decided to do more for the less fortunate on my own since the state agencies will only frustrate your efforts working within.

S.A: Why were you awarded?

K.A: I was awarded for social good.

S.A: What is the award about?

K.A: The award is about finding people from the nooks and crannies of Africa who make life better for the less privileged.

S.A: How were you selected?

K.A: I was selected through public nomination on Facebook.

S.A: Did you compete with others?

K.A: I competed rigorously with equally good nominees on the continent. I pulled 53% of the votes.

S.A: Why do you think your friends nominated you?

K.A: They follow my work and I get so much feedback.

S.A: How did you feel when you were selected as the winner?

K.A: I felt great and thought the recognition will lead to greater things.

S.A: What drives or motivates you to embark upon social good?

K.A: It is just a way of life. With my social work background, it adds more to what I do.

S.A: Do you get financial support for your philanthropic work?

K.A: Friends on social media support it in any way they deem fit.

S.A: Do you intend getting any support from the government?

K.A: I hope to but for now I use my resources. I think the state agencies are not proactive. You approach them and they do not show interest in collaboration. It looks like they feel my activities are exposing their inactions. I have been to the Ministry of Gender and Social Protection and to the Director of Social Welfare twice and the National Road Safety Commission six times. They promised to call back but none has since May, 2015.

S.A: Have you petitioned the Minister?

K.A: I decided not to. They have records to show I was there and the Minister after two months asked the regional Social Welfare office to call for a meeting which till now has not happened.

S.A: Do you have any idea as to why some people put up a lukewarm attitude towards social work?

K.A: In Ghana, people talk too much and a small percentage will get involved before talking. Social work suffers in Ghana. The official state agencies are almost dead.

S.A: Do you sometimes feel like giving up due to the frustrations that hinder your work?

K.A: No one asked me to do it. I do it because it is a way of life. So frustrations need not affect me.

S.A: Do have any plans of recruiting people to help with your work?

K.A: Currently, I travel on my motorcycle across the country and sometimes travel with friends. I will be arranging to get volunteers to support some of the future school projects I have in mind.

S.A: Wow... motorbike? Why a motorbike?

K.A: I have a strong passion for motorbikes and it is the best tool for social researches across Ghana. I have been riding various bikes since 1986.

S.A: I have seen some of your video clips, don’t you get scared being on a motorbike alone in places that you’ve never being to before?

K.A: In November of last year, I went through the Fulani ambush between Kwahu and Agogo. At a village called Ataa no Ataa, I was made aware of how dangerous the road is. However, I am aware what I do is at the peril of my life. It is about courage and faith. My bike itself is 20years and I guess I need a replacement.

S.A: What incident has touched you thus far into the New Year on your trips?

K.A: So many.... Every day I see a new shocker. My new video 'All in one school is the greatest shocker.

S.A: You are a known actor and a movie pundit aside your social work. Have you abandoned that career?

K.A: I still do commercials to support my projects.

S.A: What are your plans going forward with regards to your social work?

K.A: I intend extending educational support to many schools across Ghana. I am providing reading and teaching materials in addition to clothing and food to rural and urban poor communities.

S.A: Any word for potential volunteers, sponsors and the government agencies?

K.A: Ghana’s development depends on all of us, our actions and inactions affect the nation's progress. The state should encourage private participation to the fullest in national development. People should get involved in nation building and not expect a party in power to solely do it. We all have a role to play devoid of parties that we belong to. We have one Ghana!

S.A: It's been nice talking to you. Thank you for the audience granted me. We wish you well in all your endeavors.

K.A: Blessings!

 

Mr. Kofi Amoah is a proud product of Bishop Herman College. He is an actor and does TV commercials aside his social work.

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