‘Breast Cancer Genes’: How Much Do They Increase Cancer Risk?
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Women who carry genetic mutations in the “breast cancer genes,” called BRCA1 and BRCA2, have about a 70 percent chance of developing breast cancer in their lifetimes, according to a new study. The findings are based on an analysis of nearly 10,000 women with mutations in either the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene, mutations that are known to increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancer. The new study is more rigorously designed than some earlier research that looked at how much...

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017
You change your date of birth; you lose your position- Education Minister
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Minister of Education, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh, has warned heads of institutions who change their dates of birth risk losing their positions, if they are found out. He says though the Ministry has nothing against people who genuinely amend their records, those who do so to prolong their service period will be deemed to be cheating. Dr. Opoku Prempeh gave the warning at a stakeholder consultative meeting in Kumasi with principals of technical institutions and Regional Directors of Education. “I...

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Monday, 19 June 2017
Justice Sophia Akuffo takes office as Chief Justice
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The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says the new Chief Justice of the Republic, Justice Sophia Abena Boafoa Akuffo, will be an effective leader of the Judiciary, and will guard jealously its independence. According to President Akufo-Addo, the new Chief Justice “will bring honour to the Judiciary and to our country”, adding that “in her, we have a worthy successor to Chief Justice Wood and the others who have gone before her.” President Akufo-Addo made this known on Monday, June...

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Monday, 19 June 2017
Tow tax implementation suspended – Titus Glover
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A Deputy Minister for Roads and Transport, Titus Glover, has announced the suspension of the controversial towing tax for vehicle owners until further notice. Confirming the decision on Eyewitness News on Monday,  the Deputy Minister, said the suspension, which is in response to public concerns over the fees, will give Parliament time to reassess the Legislative Instrument supporting the fee. “We are suspending it to ensure that the right things are done. If I say right things are done, I mean the...

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Monday, 19 June 2017
3 People Trapped . . . As Kumasi Zoo Floods
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Three workers of the Kumasi Zoo were trapped when the facility got flooded after torrential rains destroyed parts of the wall. Luckily, all the three persons, whose lives were in danger, were rescued on time to prevent possible deaths. The heavy rains also trapped the wild animals in their cages for several hours, but luckily all the animals were saved. Dr. M.Y. Ziekah, the Kumasi Zoo Manager, made the disclosure when the Kumasi Mayor, Osei Assibey Antwi, visited the facility....

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Monday, 19 June 2017
Woyomegate: Shares in 11 companies to be charged
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The Supreme Court has granted an order imposing a charge on any and all shares held by businessman Alfred Agbesi Woyome in some private companies in which he has beneficial interests. The order was granted upon an application filed by Chief State Attorney, Mrs Stella Badu of the Civil Division of the Attorney-General’s Office on May 17, 2017. This is part of government’s efforts to retrieve 51.2 million cedis wrongfully paid to the National Democratic Congress financier which the Supreme...

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