19-YEAR-OLD GHANAIAN STUDENT BUILDS SEARCH ENGINE TO RIVAL GOOGLE

19-YEAR-OLD GHANAIAN STUDENT BUILDS SEARCH ENGINE TO RIVAL GOOGLE. A 19-year-old Ghanaian university student Gabriel Opare has built a new search engine to rival Google and Youtube. According to Opare, his new search engine, Mudclo, will challenge the dominance of YouTube. Opare, a level 300 sociology student of the University of Ghana, taught himself how to code by taking online courses during his free time.Mudclo is a free search engine for videos. Mudclo discovers and streams videos from the different locations on the internet all in one place. “I believe that my business is good enough and that it can scale globally. It is a legitimate point to say that




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COCOBOD TO CUT DOWN OVER 100 MILLION COCOA TREES

COCOBOD TO CUT DOWN OVER 100 MILLION COCOA TREES. The Ghana COCOBOD is looking forward to cut down about one hundred million cocoa trees by the 2017/2018 crop season. The trees, mostly diseased ones, are among the 40 percent of total unproductive cocoa trees. According to the CEO of the COCOBOD, Joseph Boahen Aidoo, the destruction of the crops has become necessary to improve the crop yield of cocoa farms. “17 percent of the tree stock has been affected by the swollen shoot disease so we need to cut them and replant. Another 23 percent of the cocoa trees are either in moribund farms or over-aged.” “By overage, it means




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GHANA TO WORK FASTER AHEAD OF ROADMAP FOR NUCLEAR POWER GENERATION

GHANA TO WORK FASTER AHEAD OF ROADMAP FOR NUCLEAR POWER GENERATION. Director-General of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC), Professor Benjamin Jabez Nyarko, has assured Ghanaians of his outfit’s commitment to work ahead of the roadmap for developing a comprehensive Nuclear Power Programme (NPP). He said this would be possible if the Commission received the needed financial support as quickly as possible, to enable it develop the various stages of activities to meet all the requirements prior to undertaking the construction and operation of a Nuclear Power Plant for electricity generation. He said Ghana was almost through with the first phase of the three milestone approaches set by the International




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GHANA TO INTRODUCE NEW COCOA PLANT THAT BEARS FRUIT IN 18 MONTHS

GHANA TO INTRODUCE NEW COCOA PLANT THAT BEARS FRUIT IN 18 MONTHS. The Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod) is experimenting a cocoa seedling that begins yeilding fruits at 18 months. The Board, together with the management is strategizing on how to produce cocoa seedlings and improve agronomic practices that that can produce cocoa trees that will fruit early and produce a lot of cocoa from the farms. Cocoa trees take on the average, 3-5 years to yield a crop, with hybrid varieties providing crops earlier. The experimental crop The experimental farm is located at Agyeikrom in the Fanteakwa District of the Eastern Region. Members of the Board of Cocobod who were




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NLC WARNS TEMA PORT EXPANSION WORKERS AGAINST ILLEGAL STRIKE

NLC WARNS TEMA PORT EXPANSION WORKERS AGAINST ILLEGAL STRIKE. The National Labour Commission (NLC) says it will be compelled to apply sanctions, if persons working on the Tema Port Expansion embark on another illegal strike. The Commission said it will not encourage workers to see strike as the first resort in times of labour misunderstanding. NLC Executive Secretary, Charles Bawa Duah told Joy News Monday, the position of the Labour Act (651) on issues of labour unrest is clear and will not want any labour group to disregard it. The Tema Port Expansion project has been hit by two strikes, the last was in May, 2017. The outsourced workers blame




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GRA TO RELEASE LIST OF ZERO-RATED SPARE PARTS

GRA TO RELEASE LIST OF ZERO-RATED SPARE PARTS. The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) says it wil release a list of selected spare parts that are exempted from duties following the Customs (Amendment) Act, 2017. Parliament passed the Customs (Amendment) Bill, 2017 last week to exempt imported vehicle spare parts from duty. The Act will favour importers and consumers of both new and used spare parts. However, imported vehicle tyres are not covered and so will continue to attract duties. Remove confusion At the Ghana-German Economic Association (GGEA) forum in Accra, the Commissioner General of the GRA, Mr Emmanuel Kofi Nti, said the release of the list would resolve the confusion




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DATA PROTECTION LAW: LIST OF OFFENDING COMPANIES RELEASED

DATA PROTECTION LAW: LIST OF OFFENDING COMPANIES RELEASED. British Airways, African Regent Hotel and Royal Senchi Hotel are among some of the top companies to have flouted the laws of the Data Protection Commission (DPC). The companies are among over 100 data collectors published by the Data Protection Commission with the objective of naming and shaming them. The Executive Director of the Data Commission Teki Akuetteh Falconer at a press conference early this month said the commission would follow the publication with the arrest of the offending data collectors and ensure their subsequent arraignment. The Data Protection Act 2012 (Act 843) mandates all entities whether public, private, local or international




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WINDOWS 10 IS STILL “SPYING” ON USERS WARNS SECURITY ANALYST AND MICROSOFT MVP

WINDOWS 10 IS STILL “SPYING” ON USERS WARNS SECURITY ANALYST AND MICROSOFT MVP. Despite Microsoft giving users more Windows 10 controls to choose what data is gathered, the Enterprise Edition of the platform is still confusing and taking telemetry. A lot has been made of Windows 10 and the way the platform gathers data. What Microsoft calls gathering telemetry to ensure the smooth running of the OS, others would call spying. Either way, the company has attempted to reassure customers with more privacy controls. However, a security expert says Windows 10 is not going far enough. Mark Burnett, a seven-time Microsoft MVP, noted security analyst, and former Windows developer conducted




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PHOTOS: POLICE OFFICER BEATS TAXI DRIVER OVER GHC 100

PHOTOS: POLICE OFFICER BEATS TAXI DRIVER OVER GHC 100. A police officer whose name was only given as Corporal Charles has allegedly beaten a cab driver, Meshach Armah to pulp at Gomoa Akotsi-Ojobi in the Central Region Tuesday afternoon. Vice Chairman for Gomoa Akotsi – Ojobi bus station, Francis Opoku who disclosed the incident to Adom News’ Kofi Adjei said the police officer stationed at Senya Breku but on duty at the Kasoa police station subjected the taxi driver to severe beating after the driver failed to give him GHC 100 he requested. The police officer, he noted was demanding GHC 100 from the driver for wrongful parking but the




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TONY FOFIE CHILD DEVELOPMENT FUND LAUNCHED TO SUPPORT EDUCATION

TONY FOFIE CHILD DEVELOPMENT FUND LAUNCHED TO SUPPORT EDUCATION. Mondelez International Cocoa Life and Child Rights International has taken a giant step by launching an initiative dubbed: “Tony Fofie Child Development Fund”. This gallant initiative is aimed at providing direct financial assistance and educational opportunities to children in cocoa growing communities. Speaking at the launching ceremony, the Former Chief Executive Officer of COCOBOD Mr. Anthony Fofie, further hinted that, the fund will also help build the capacity of children, support them to pursue higher academic laurels. And also, equip the youth with skills for livelihoods through apprenticeship and empowerment. This would also, help them have interests in cocoa farming in




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13 NEW YORK STARTUPS WITH THE COOLEST OFFICE FEATURES YOU NEVER KNEW YOU NEEDED

13 NEW YORK STARTUPS WITH THE COOLEST OFFICE FEATURES YOU NEVER KNEW YOU NEEDED. From Baltimore to Washington, D.C., the quest for some of the coolest office attributes continues. These 13 companies hail from New York City, where beautiful buildings and architecture fill every block. This time, we looked for companies that had a specific feature that makes their office truly unique–a standout quality that really differentiates them and lets their brand shine. However, we intentionally looked for offices that are mostly non-mainstream, so don’t expect to see the Google, Facebook, or Apple offices in here. In fact, you may not know any of these businesses, but they have all




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