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Attaining Your 2018 Fitness and Appearance Goals



One of the most popular goals each year is to become more fit and to look better! If you want to attain  your fitness goals and feel your best yet, you need to put in the work. A lot of people lose hope when they realize how challenging it is to reach their health goals, and they might decide to return to their unhealthy habits. There are a lot of things you can do to make your fitness and appearance goals more achievable!

Here’s how to attain your 2018 fitness and appearance goals! First, you need to know your goals. If you want to achieve your goals, you need to actually know them first. A lot of people make the mistake of not being specific with their goals. They say they want to be healthier, but how can you really measure that change? Don’t be afraid to be really specific with your fitness and appearance goals. Maybe your goal is to lose 10 pounds or maybe you want to fit into a different size of clothing.

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Your goal might be more fitness related, such as reaching a new personal best mile time or increasing your benching weight.   No matter what goals you choose to set for yourself, it’s important to keep them attainable. Setting goals that are too difficult to reach will only set yourself up for failure! It’s okay to start small with your goals. Once you start achieving them, you’ll realize you have everything you need already to keep overcoming obstacles. Write down your achievable, realistic goals and keep them somewhere you can see them every day for inspiration! Next, create a plan that works for you.

You can’t expect to reach your fitness and appearance goals if you don’t have a plan for making them happen. Create a plan that works for you. If you know you can’t realistically find time to go the gym everyday, be honest with yourself about when you can go. Maybe you’ll go three or four times a week to start out. Maybe you’ll spend your lunch break walking in the park.

These are plans that you can actually stick to!   If you’re unsure how to create a plan for yourself, look for resources designed to help you. You can find a local personal health trainer who can help you create a diet and exercise plan you’re comfortable with. If you don’t have that kind of budget, there are a lot of health and fitness apps designed for things like weight loss or fitness tracking. You can count your steps, log your diet, and learn new exercises all from your phone! Find what motivates you!

Everyone is motivated by different things! Some people prefer to work out with friends and family, and in this case you might need to enlist the help of a friend to stick with a new training schedule. Others are motivated by dressing the part! Move U has high-quality athletic apparel to help you feel your best and perform your best both in and out of the gym! It’s okay if you need an extra boost to feel confident, especially when you’re first getting started. Look for easy ways to stay motivated everyday, whether it’s by joining a fitness group on Facebook or listening to your favorite music on the treadmill. Finally, reward yourself. Health and fitness can actually be a lot of fun! You should celebrate your success every step of the way with special rewards!

Maybe you treat yourself to a great dinner with friends when you finally reach your goal weight, or you reward yourself with a new outfit to show off your toned body! These rewards help motivate you to keep going, and you might discover you have more goals in mind than you thought! Don’t be afraid to have fun and to switch up your routine to keep your body excited and energized. Eating healthy doesn’t mean eating boring, and working out doesn’t mean you can’t have fun while you do it!

Crush your fitness and appearance goals in 2018! Make this year your best one yet! Set goals you can realistically reach and create a plan for conquering each one! You might learn that goals you once thought were impossible were actually within your grasp this whole time. Your health is important. Congratulations on taking this first step, and best of luck on your journey!


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MTN Ghana Rewards Loyal Customers At ‘Glitz And Glam’ Y’ello Soiree



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MTN Ghana has held its flagship ‘Y’ello Soiree’ after a 3-year break. The comeback edition themed ‘Glitz and Glam’, was held at the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City Accra.

The Soiree is organized to celebrate and reward selected customers for their loyalty to the MTN Brand. The event also created the opportunity for management of MTN Ghana to interact and reconnect with these customers.

A series of activities were organized to give customers the opportunity to win exciting gifts such as the latest versions of the iPhone and Samsung phones. 50 smart devices were won by customers at the event. In addition, four customers won all-expense paid tickets to watch the Ghana versus Uruguay match at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

At the event, Chief Executive Officer of MTN Ghana, Selorm Adadevoh, expressed his gratitude to all customers for trusting the brand. “We feel privileged to have you, our customers, join us for this year’s Y’ello Soiree and to have this opportunity once again to spend time, share experiences and acknowledge you for your immense contributions to the growth of the business. We truly appreciate your time, support and loyalty over the past years,” he said.

Mr. Adadevoh gave key updates on how the business is aiming to enhance its customer experience.. He said, ‘’We announced our new position symbolized by a brand refresh and a revised strategic vision, Ambition 2025. The key messaging in our brand refresh sets out to motivate all of us especially Africans and for that matter Ghanaians to take the needed steps to drive progress.”

“We have also invested in 2022 USD220 million in robust infrastructure and technology ecosystems to create more value for our customers. A similar amount is planned for 2023. Indeed from 2021 to 2025, we have pledged to spend One billion dollars to improve and expand our network and this is a promise we intend to keep,” he concluded.

Chief Customer Relations Officer at MTN Ghana, Jemima Kotei Walsh, said the soirée was an opportunity to meet customers and thank them for their loyalty to the brand. She said, “At MTN, we believe that the customer is at the centre of everything we do and that is why we always put them first. The future is always bright, and we look forward to more engagements.”

Dignitaries including the South African High Commissioner to Ghana, Her Excellency Grace Jeanet Mason and MTN Executives graced the event while Ghanaian Afropop, RnB and Afrobeat songwriter and musician Camidoh, thrilled customers.

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Ghanaian forex trader, Rutherford Orlean-Banks is ready to heed his call to guru-hood



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Rutherford Orlean-Banks (Maybach Forex) never imagined he would one day become a professional forex trader with success this enviable and limitless. But today, he is one of the best out there, and we sat with him to hear about his epic journey to riches and the legacy that awaits him in the years ahead.

After a challenging nine-year run in the volatile world of forex trading, you best believe Rutherford Orlean-Banks (Maybach Forex) has seen it all, both the good and the ugly. “Do you know how many beginners quit forex trading in their first two years?” he asks a few minutes into our conversation. “90%. I’m part of the 10% that never give up. That was never an option for me because it was either forex or nothing”.

It was a grueling path to success, no doubt, especially with Rutherford (Maybach Forex) setting his dreams of tertiary education aside. But after years of not caving in; amassing the requisite hard skills; overcoming the dreadful learning curve that broke the hearts of many; and standing financially sound than ever imagined, Rutherford (Maybach Forex) is finally ready to step forth and heed his call to guru-hood: “I want to lead the next generation of Ghanaian forex traders to success and provide a platform with which I can empower anyone interested to take up the business of accessing the financial markets seriously”.

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It is obvious the requirements for having such a lofty goal are hefty, and in a field as fiscal as the Maybach Forex leading light’s, affluence lies at its core. Lucky for him, the young, adept trader is brimming with the two. “I made my first $100,000 somewhere in 2019”, he shared, adding: “That was my big breakthrough. It was a well-deserved break from the punches the markets had thrown at me since I began in 2013, and it set the pace for my subsequent exponential growth”.

Beyond these mouthwatering figures, however, lies Rutherford’s (Maybach Forex) brilliance in accessing the financial markets. This distinct skill has since seen him inducted into the Hall of Fame of HotForex Markets Group. Outside of this stunning achievement, the super-composed forex whizz also holds a “Platinum Trader” badge on the reputable Cypriot broker’s platform and awards that include: Trader of the Month (January 2021), HotForex Traders Awards Winner (January 2021), HFM Traders Award Winner (May 2022) and Trader of the Month (June 2022).

Simply put, the Ghanaian is a beast in the relevant field. And with a top reputation, consistency and a good understanding of the world’s financial markets under his wing, Rutherford (Maybach Forex), just like the financial titans who inspire him – George Soros, Ray Dalio, Paul Tudor Jones, etc. – is ready to mentor the next generation of forex traders in Ghana. He is eager to weigh in on the hype about forex trading in the country after watching from the sidelines for so long.

As such, there is more to expect from Rutherford Orlean-Banks (Maybach Forex) in 2023. He plans to host a podcast, YouTube channel and a MasterClass to help instill the combative spirit of the forex trading’s successful ten-percenters (like himself) into anyone willing to be independent of the system and succeed at it. Get up to speed with what he has coming our way on his social media profiles below:

Snapchat: Richtrader_arow

Instagram: investor_maybach

Twitter: arrow_maybach





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Ghana’s Adonteng Boateng receives U.S. President Lifetime Achievement Award



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Bishop John Adonteng Boateng, Founder of Divine Word Ministries, has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the President of the United States of America, Joseph R. Biden Jr.

The awards scheme organised under the auspices of the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation was held on Friday, December 2, 2022 at the Hilton Long Island in New York.

Astute individuals honoured for their longtime commitment to building a stronger nation through volunteer service.

Bishop Adonteng Boateng was among the honorees on the awards night, as he was adjudged one of the changemakers in American society.

Ghana's Adonteng Boateng receives U.S. President Lifetime Achievement Award

Ghana’s Adonteng Boateng receives U.S. President Lifetime Achievement Award

His citation read: “The American story depends not on anyone of us, not on some of us, but all of us. I congratulate you for taking it upon yourself to contribute to the public good.

“And I am proud to present you with the President’s Lifetime Achievement award in recognition of your 4000 hours of service to this great nation.

“By sharing your time and passion, you are helping discover and deliver solutions to the challenges we face—solutions that we need now more than ever.

“We are living in a moment that calls for hope, light, and love. Hope for our futures, light to see our way forward, and love for one another.

“Through your service, you are providing all three. On behalf of the American people, I extend my heartfelt appreciation to you for your volunteer leadership, and I encourage you to continue to answer the call to serve. The country is counting on you.”

Ghana's Adonteng Boateng receives U.S. President Lifetime Achievement Award

Ghana’s Adonteng Boateng receives U.S. President Lifetime Achievement Award

The highly respected spiritual leader has, over the years, embarked on social responsibilities to feed and clothe the homeless in the United States.

Adonteng Boateng, who is an International Police Chaplain in the United States, is one of the few Africans who has fostered unity among communities and their police departments.

He has over the years touched the lives of families and offered scholarships to young individuals to study at top universities in America.

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How To Plan The Perfect Wedding In 2023




With so many important details to consider from your venue to the dress, from your guest list to the photographer – the best way to start planning your wedding is by making a list of your priorities.

What do you want most? Is it an intimate gathering with close friends and family members? Do you want an extravagant celebration for all of your favorite people? Or do you want a more relaxed event that combines family and friends with some of the most important people in your life?

Once you’ve gotten a handle on your priorities, it’s time to think about the details. Here are some things that are worth considering:DesertStyleShootSUBM 60 of 200 small 683x1024 1

Book your venue

If you have your heart set on a specific venue, be sure to contact them well in advance – especially during peak wedding season. Many venues book up quickly. There are some instances where you may lose the opportunity if you wait too long.

Choose wedding events

Whenever you have settled on a tight spending plan, date, and scene for your wedding, the time has come to pick your marriage party. Ten months out from the much anticipated day is the ideal chance to go with this choice because your marriage party will actually want to help and support you in the preparation of the remainder of the wedding subtleties.

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Plan your wedding dress

At least 10 months before the wedding, you should be shopping for an outfit to wear on your big day. This will give you time to order your outfit and get any alterations done. Remember that the people in your bridal party will need their outfits and alterations as well!

Choose your vendors

Hiring a wedding planner will make your experience more luxurious and streamlined. This will allow you to enjoy all the luxuries of a world-class resort in addition to the special moments of your wedding day.

Once you’ve selected a date, you’ll want to begin planning your dream wedding by choosing a photographer, videographer, and florist.

Print invitation cards and send them.

To ensure that your guests can attend your event, plan your wedding card design and send them save-the-date cards six months before the wedding. Your simple wedding cards should be sent out six to eight weeks before the big day, and make sure to include an RSVP date three weeks before the wedding. While having a destination wedding, you will need to give your guests even more notice and adjust your wedding timeline accordingly.

Get your wedding ring

A luxurious time to shop for wedding rings is six months before the wedding. This will provide you ample time to find the perfect ones and have them engraved if you desire.

Print wedding registry

Before you begin to print your wedding invitations, you should have completed your registry and combined it with your partner’s registry if you have separate registries.

Choose gifts

It is customary to present your attendants with gifts to show your appreciation for their love and support leading up to your wedding. Brides often choose to present these gifts during the rehearsal dinner or wedding day, but it is a good idea to have them shipped 2 months in advance of your wedding so that you can be sure that any items requiring personalization are sent ahead of time.

1 month before the wedding

A bit more breathing room. One month before the big day is crunch time. You still have some critical tasks to complete to keep your wedding timeline on track, including:

  • Practicing wedding vows
  • Checking all dresses size
  • Finalizing guest count
  • Planning seating arrangements
  • Planning entry of bride and groom.

If you’ve made it to this point, congratulations! You’ve read all of our tips and tricks for planning the perfect wedding in 2023. We hope you’ve enjoyed the journey and wish you all the best in your future wedding.

Now go on and get married!

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Meet Mustapha Diyaol Haqq: the Tech Entrepreneur set to Revolutionise Africa’s Maternal Care



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Mustapha Diyaol Haqq is a young Ghanaian innovator and founder of Sinuosity AI. An artificial intelligence research centre in Accra, Ghana. Sinuosity AI focuses on Research and Development of AI systems for applications in Health and Agriculture. 

In 2020, Mustapha’s Okuafo Foundation won the global Zayed Sustainability Prize’s food category in UAE to democratise the foundation’s AI enabled mobile app for early detection of pests and diseases as well as provide smallholder farmers with precision agriculture technologies to enable them grow food sustainably. 

Sinuosity AI has since been working on solutions to improve the quality of Africa’s healthcare systems. The company is developing AI-assisted prognosis tools for patients and care providers. One of the major areas of concern is maternal care and service delivery in hospitals and clinics. 

Beginning early next year, Sinuosity AI is launching Preggy Health in Nigeria. A personalised care solution for expecting mothers. The platform offers stress-free antenatal care for pregnant women. With Preggy Health,   Gynaecologists and Care providers can leverage patient data insights for AI-assisted prognosis. The platform uses predictive analytics and machine learning to accurately predict anomalies and complications for pregnant women. 

Using industry-leading encryption technologies, Preggy Health provides a secure place to store all antenatal records. The Preggy Health mobile app allows users to track their daily lifestyle. Users can track their diet, prescription adherence, sleep patterns, vitals and the baby’s health and development and more. 

Preggy Health promises Personalised Support and Care Planning, eliminating the stress and inconsistencies during antenatal care visits. 

“Healthcare and Agriculture are some of the few sectors that have seen significant applications of AI in recent years. We are excited to be at the forefront of pioneering AI applications in these sectors.” – Mustapha. 

“We envision a world with Preggy Health where Doctors can keep an eye on their patients even at home. A future where expecting mothers are conscious of their daily lifestyle and Preggy Health offers a simplified way to track their progress, health and wellbeing. How cool would it be, for care providers to know ahead of your due date, risks of complications during delivery and prepare ahead of time by having a specialist ready?.” Mustapha explains.  

Mustapha Diyaol Haqq was recently named amongst the 2022 Class of 50 Next. A list of people shaping the future of gastronomy by the World’s Best Restaurants. 

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Italian Trade Agency hosts trade delegation for Agrofood and PlastPrintPack West Africa Exhibition




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The Italian Trade Agency (ITA), under the auspices of the Italian Embassy in Ghana hosted a dinner for the visiting Italian trade delegation to the Agrofood and PlastPrintPack West Africa Exhibition in Accra, Ghana on Tuesday, November 30.  (more…)

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