Youth Web Ghana today launched and officially opened nominations for the Ghana Tertiary Awards 2016. The organizers of the obliging Biggest Student Festival in Ghana has expand the official categories for this year’s GTA’s 2016, adding new categories like “Most Influential Student Physically Challenged”, Most Influential Student Software Designer”, “Most Influential Foreign Student” and “Most Influential Student Sound Engineer”.
The Chief Executive Officer of Youth Web Ghana, Mr. Richmond Amofa – Sarpong in his address to the Media and students said that aside the theme for this year’s GTA being “Young People and Tertiary Students for a peaceful and credible election 2016 Experience”, the organizations has a mission to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen our Education system and to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them Good Values.
Again he added that the target audience for the Ghana Tertiary Awards 2016 is the youth of Ghana in general tho its a Tertiary base initiative and it is going to be organized on the 14TH day of the month of October after All first Years have been enrolled into all our various Tertiary Institutions. This is also considered because in October the youth in the Tertiary Institutions have little or no entertaining but educative environment to both develop and ease the stress of studying the whole year and paramount because of the pending elections in November. Mr. Richmond Amofa – Sarpong said that “It is our hope to have the Ghana Tertiary Awards every year as it has been done for two years now and entering the third year, to provide the Tertiary Institutions the platform to be rewarded on their hard work as students to help change our society and Ghana as a whole. The success of this Awards Ceremony will be the beginning of self-development and encouragement for the students to start helping mother Ghana even before.
The Academy responsible for vetting the students explained in detail the criteria for selection at the launch through their Chairperson Mr. George Nyeme – Tei and below are the details for section: Nominees must be students in our Tertiary Institutions, who have made a difference in their community by providing positive examples for their generation.
The Ghana Tertiary Awards 2016 Selection Committee (Academy) is interested in receiving nominations that focus on the Student’s individual achievements in the areas of education, social action, entertainment and positive change. Candidates should be considered for outstanding contributions to their school, community and/or Ghana for a project that the individual initiated, organized or contributed to significantly. Nominees must be students.
Qualifications for the 2016 Ghana Tertiary Awards entails a Student and African, a significant achievement holder, a change maker and one that demonstrate ethical and socially accepted principles. There is no academic qualification barrier, meaning any student in our Tertiary Institutions is eligible to apply for the Ghana Tertiary Awards 2016. The completion of the nomination form will give us the opportunity to understand the student’s accomplishments, positive demeanor, and community involvement. This will be the core information used in the selection process.
Mr. Evans Abban who is the General Manager of Youth Web Ghana also officially introduced the categories for 2016 Ghana Tertiary Awards and below are the category list:
· Top Most Award (2016 GTA STUDENT OF THE YEAR)
· School of the Year
· Most Influential student in Agriculture
· Most Influential student Software Developer
· Most Influential student in Engineering
· Most Influential student Male in Radio Presenting
· Most Influential student Female in Radio Presenting
· Most Influential student Male in Television Presenting
· Most Influential student Female in Television Presenting
· Most Influential student Blogger/ Writer
· Most Influential student in Sports
· Most Influential student in Fashion Designing
· Most Influential student Female Model
· Most Influential student Male Model
· Most Influential student in Health Science
· Most Influential Physically Challenged Students
· Most Influential student in Film Making
· Most Influential student in Music
· Most Influential student Entrepreneur
· Most Influential student Hall
· Most Influential student Event of the Year
· Most Influential student Poet
· Most Influential student Sound Engineer
· Most Influential student Foundation
· Most Influential student Comedian
· Most Influential student Event House
· Most Influential student DJ
· Most Influential student in Graphic Designing
· Most Influential SRC President
· Most Influential student Male MC
· Most Influential student Female MC
· Most Influential Tertiary Television Show
· Most Influential Tertiary Radio Show
· Most Influential student Beauty Queen
· Most Influential student Photographer
· Most Influential Foreign Student
· Most Influential Student Modeling Agency
The well attended official launch of the Ghana Tertiary Awards 2016 was graced with Poetry recital, Stand Up comedy, speeches from the student of the Year and School of the Year as well as speeches from sponsors. The organizers lastly called on students to download the free Ghana Tertiary Awards 2016 Nomination Forms from www.youthwebghana.com or call 0543558381 to get access to the Nomination Forms.
Heart related diseases are said to be a leading cause of death among both men and women, and claims more lives all forms of cancer put together. Keeping your heart beating healthily is not only gained from indulging in regular exercise. With overweight and obesity listed as the top causes of heart diseases, practicing a healthy diet plan becomes important to keep your heart healthy.
Eat a well-balanced diet: eating meals made up of portions of all the food groups is necessary to keep your heart in good condition. The food groups include protein (obtained from lean meat, fish, dairy products and some vegetables), unsaturated fat, carbohydrates or starchy foods (potatoes, bread, rice, cereals etc.), fruit and vegetables.
Cut down on high sugar foods: Taking in foods or drinks high in sugar levels will mean the body taking in high levels of calories. Sugar requires little or no digestion for your body to absorb the sucrose and glucose derived from it, thus excess calories (sugars are often high in calories) in your body are turned into unwanted fat, a cause of obesity.
Reduce fat in your meals: The body needs a certain amount of fat however, it is no secret that most people turn to consume a lot of fat, especially from meat. Reducing fat intake is a necessary step to managing the body’s cholesterol levels and bringing the risk of heart diseases to the minimal.
Too much saturated fat can increase deposits in your arteries and lead to heart disease.
Eat a lot of fruits and vegetables: Fruits and vegetables have been identified as part of the meals that prevent us from getting trapped with heart diseases. Fruits and vegetables have been proven to reduce high blood pressure.
However, it is advised to eat different types of fruits and vegetables to make sure you get a variety of vitamins and minerals.
Reduce salt level in diets: The more salt you eat, the higher the risk of being expose to an irregular blood pressure. High blood pressure is a possible product of high salt intake, and high blood pressure is a risk factor for an unhealthy heart condition. High blood pressure means the heart working extra hard to push blood around the body.
At most six grams of salt a day is what the body needs
Moderate alcohol intake: Alcohol has some beneficial effect on the risk of heart disease for both men and women. Some moderate intake of alcohol may have some potential health benefits. Red wine for instance have been identified to contain some protective factors like antioxidants.
According to some current guidelines for alcohol intake in Australia, it is recommended that no more than two standard drinks per day for men and one for women is enough to reduce the risks of harm.
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Four top Nigerian poets in the persons of Efe Paul Azino, Dami Ajayi, Dike Chukwumireji and Wana Udobang from Nigeria will be joining their Ghanaian counterparts in the likes of Chieff Moomen, Rhymesonny, Apiorkor, Nana Asaase in the phase one of the Poetry Exchange program in Accra, Ghana. The events include a workshop, roundtable discussion, performances and tour of some tourism sites in Ghana.
THE POETRY EXCHANGE program was founder by Efe Paul- Azino ( Nigeria) and Rhymesonny (Ghana) and seeks to bring poets, spoken word artistes and storytellers from different cultural backgrounds to engage and explore the diversity of various cultures and also educate participants through quality performances, exhibitions, conversations and workshops. It is to encourage exploration of cultural heritage of participating countries by creating awareness of the traditional values and foster respect for the respective national cultural heritage.
Culture is dynamic and it manifests in different ways and differing levels of depth- in our ideals and ideas, beliefs and values; folklore, environment, science and technology. Even in the form of our political, social, legal and economic institutions. It also manifests in the artistic quality and humanistic dimension of our literature, music, drama, architecture, carvings, paintings and other artistic forms.
Poetry is central to any culture, and is capable of being the most powerful and transformative feature of the arts. Poetry is important because it opens our minds to wonder and ponder over the astonishing possibilities of language. It is, in its subtle yet powerful way, a discipline for re-engaging us with a world we take too much for granted.
The Poetry exchange program will be executed in a manner similar to a league in a home and away basis where one country host one or more groups from different country and the vice versa.
Ghanaian Poets are also expected in Lagos, Nigeria on the 20th of May to reciprocate the program under the poetry exchange.
We are inviting the general public to come witness the spectacle; poetry and spoken word brings to the creative arts, culture and tourism industry at the Piano Bar on the 23rd of April 2016 at 7:30pm for an exclusive show.
This phase of the poetry exchange program is sponsored by Riohs Originate and supported by BeKofi, Pluzz Fm, Okay fm. Citi fm, Class fm, Accra fm, Live FM, TotalShowbiz.com, Georgebritton.com, NYDJlive.com, ghanagist.com.
Uefa champions league
Quarter final; 2nd Leg
REAL MADRID VS WOLFSBURG
Cristiano Ronaldo stole the show of the night as his hat trick didn’t only sink Wolfsburg for his team to qualify to the semifinals but it also sets two new records for the Portuguese.
The hat-trick was his third (Malmo ff), (Shaktar Donetsk), (Wolfsburg) in the competition this season – no other player can match that – nor can anyone else say they have scored 15 or more goals in the Champions League in two different campaigns.
Real Madrid have now qualified for six straight semifinals in the competition after Jose Mourinho broke the jinx in 2011 for Madrid not being able to go pass the round of 16 in many years.
Zinedine Zidane’s men trailed following a shock 2-0 defeat in Germany but Ronaldo struck three times to pull Madrid through
Wolfsburg threw away their 2 goal lead in just the 16th and 17th minute when Ronaldo capitalized on defensive blunder to tap in a cool finish for his first goal and a minute later scored a header from a Toni Kross corner kick. Wolfsburg posed some threat and looked like pulling a goal back on several occasions but in the 77th minute the goal machine ended Wolfsburg dream of a semifinal with a superb Free kick just over the Wolfsburg human wall. It ended 3-2 on Aggregate in favor of Los Blancos.
MANCHESTER CITY VS PARIS SAINT GERMAIN
Kevin De Bruyne’s strike was enough for Manchester city to make history by qualifying for their first ever semifinal in the competition and Manuel pellegrini also makes a personal best for himself after leading least ranked teams like Villareal and Malaga to a semifinal and now Manchester city.
It all looked bright for PSG as they took the game to Man city from the moment the referee blew his whistle; they gave the home side a torrid moments for the first 25 minutes and could do nothing any longer. Sergio Aguero missed a spot kick after Kevin Trapp had fouled him in the penalty box, the game looked balanced afterwards, PSG scored 2 goals but they were all ruled offside.
Zlatan Ibrahimovics woes continued in the champion’s league after he had only managed to score 10 goals in 44 matches in a champions league knock out stage. He couldn’t replicate his form in the Ligue 1 to sail his team through. He’s one of the few players who have won many league titles in different countries with Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, Ac Milan and PSG. The decorated striker is only short of a champion’s league medal and looks to close the chapter on his career with PSG at the end of the season. The results means PSG have been eliminated at this stage on 4 straight seasons, against Chelsea, Barcelona 2x and Man city with Laurent Blanc and Carlo Ancelotti in charge. The game ended on 3-2 aggregate for the Sky blues.
Swansea pip Chelsea – April 9th, 2016
With PL leaders Leicester City and second placed Tottenham set to play on Sunday, third placed Arsenal’s fast fading chances of capturing the PL title was dealt a fresh blow by Andy Carrol’s treble in a six game goal-fest that saw Arsenal come from behind to earn a point and fall behind the prized spot by 10points.
Interim Chelsea Boss, Guus Hiddink, finally picked up his first PL defeat with Swansea edging them by a lone goal to secure their survival in the top-flight division and Manchester City maintained their hold on the fourth spot in the PL in a come from behind victory with Samir Nasri scoring the winner against West Brom.
Elsewhere on the day, PL cellar dwellers – Aston Villa – picked up their 8th straight loss at the hands of Bournemouth to remain on course for relegation, Newcastle’s PL survival hopes took another serious dent after they picked up their second straight loss in as many outings and Watford and Everton divvied up the spoils to end their recent poor showing in the PL.
On Sunday, PL leaders – Leicester City – continued their incredible run, this time with a double from Jamie Vardy for a 2-0 victory at Sunderland to move within 3 victories of their first top-flight title.
Liverpool made short work of Stoke, courtesy of a double from Substitute Divock Origi to move into the eighth spot and the Spurs kept their title chase alive with a 3-0 thumping of visiting Manchester United although they remain 7points behind leaders Leicester.
West Ham Utd. 3-3 Arsenal
Andy Carroll’s hat-trick dealt another blow to Arsenal’s razor thin Premier League title hopes, as West Ham forced the Gunners to come from behind to earn a point.
Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez converted Alex Iwobi passes to put Arsenal 2-0 up but Carroll netted twice in 160 seconds to bring his side level by half-time.
A far-post header completed Carroll’s treble, before Laurent Koscielny hooked in the equalizer from 10 yards.
The hosts extended their unbeaten home run in the Premier League to 14 games but they remain sixth, five points behind fourth-placed Manchester City, who won at Albion.
Aston Villa 1-2 Bournemouth
Aston Villa are all but relegated after a defeat by Bournemouth – their eighth in a row – left them 15 points from safety with five games left.
Steve Cook’s close-range finish set the visitors on their way before Joshua King scored after a defensive mix-up.
Jordan Ayew reduced the deficit with a powerful shot beyond Artur Boruc.
Villa need to win their remaining five games to have any chance of staying up, but could be down before they play at Manchester United on 16 April.
Southampton 3-1 Newcastle
Newcastle’s survival hopes suffered a huge setback as they lost 3-1 to Southampton at St Mary’s on Saturday.
A fine solo strike from Shane Long put the Saints ahead after four minutes, and they doubled the lead before the break through Graziano Pelle’s fourth goal in as many games.
Victor Wanyama added a third with a controlled finish 10 minutes after half-time, before Andros Townsend offered the visitors a glimmer of hope with a stunning goal from 25 yards.
The result leaves the Magpies six points shy of 17th place Norwich, who have played a game more, with six matches remaining.
Swansea 1-0 Chelsea
Swansea ended Chelsea’s unbeaten Premier League run under Guus Hiddink with a 1-0 victory at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.
Chelsea came into the game unbeaten in 15 games, but Gylfi Sigurdsson’s goal on 25 minutes was enough for the hosts, who have moved onto 40 points in the Premier League.
The visitors could have no complaints about the result although Pato, who was making his full debut, missed a glorious chance from six yards out in the second period and they remain 10th on 44points, 4points above the 12th placed Swansea.
Watford 1-1 Everton
Watford and Everton ended poor recent runs in the Premier League after drawing 1-1 at Vicarage Road on Saturday afternoon.
Both goals came in first-half injury time, with James McCarthy opening the scoring for the visitors after a terrible error from Watford centre-back Miguel Britos.
The home side equalised almost immediately through Jose Holebas’ header to end a poor recent run of four league defeats in a row as both teams moved to within touching distance of the 40-point mark.
Man City 2-1 West Brom
Samir Nasri scored a second-half winner on his return to the starting line-up as Manchester City beat West Brom 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
West Brom took the lead after Stephane Sessegnon beat Joe Hart at his near post with a superb effort early on, before City equalised through Sergio Aguero’s penalty.
Nasri, who was making his first Premier League start since September after injury, converted from close range to make it 2-1, and City held on for the three points.
Sunderland 0-2 Leicester
EPL Match Day 33 – Sunderland 0-2 Leicester
Leicester City moved a step closer to winning the Premier League after beating Sunderland 2-0 at the Stadium of Light on Sunday.
Vardy coolly slotted in the first, before outpacing the opposition defence and tucking home a second deep into injury time. The goals were Vardy’s first league goals since February 14, seven matches ago.
The hosts’ best chance fell to substitute Jack Rodwell, who somehow blazed over from just eight yards out.
Sunderland remain 18th in the Premier League table, four points from safety.
Liverpool 4-1 Stoke City
Divock Origi came off the bench to score twice as Liverpool thumped Stoke 4-1 in the Premier League at Anfield on Sunday.
Alberto Moreno gave Liverpool an early lead, but Bojan Krkic levelled the game for Stoke shortly afterwards.
Daniel Sturridge then put Liverpool back in front after 32 minutes, and Origi netted twice more after the break.
It was the perfect result for Jurgen Klopp’s side, who can now turn their attention to the visit of Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League on Thursday night.
Tottenham 3-0 Manchester United
Tottenham maintained their Premier League title challenge with a thumping victory over Manchester United.
Having seen Leicester beat Sunderland earlier, Tottenham scored three goals in six second-half minutes to stay seven points behind the Foxes.
Dele Alli slotted in from inside the area and Toby Alderweireld headed home, before Erik Lamela’s sweet strike.
Anthony Martial drove straight at Hugo Lloris after a weaving run, to register the away side’s only shot on target.
The result leaves Manchester United four points off rivals Manchester City, who occupy fourth spot.
Match day reports from skysports, bbc and eurosports were used in this compilation