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Best Techniques for Overcoming Our Worst Weaknesses



Every single person has weaknesses. Some of these weaknesses are more detrimental than others. Some foibles cause only minor annoyances in a person’s day. In other cases, however, a weakness can totally rule your life and prevent you from accomplishing goals. Learning how to overcome these challenges can lead you to a more productive and fulfilling existence.


People can become addicted to a variety of substances, including drugs and alcohol. One of the best empowering approaches is to seek treatment for addiction. If you are suffering from an addiction, you have struggles that are unique to your experience. Professional treatment like that offered at the Mission Harbor addiction facility in Montecito can help to identify the root of your addiction, what your triggers are, and how to better manage these triggers. Furthermore, you could attend a program that is personalized to your needs. For example, you might attend a program with a religious background or one that encourages you to pursue the arts.

Poor Diet

Eating bad foods is tempting, and many people fall into the trap. While you might want to eliminate all bad foods at one time and make the switch to healthier eating right away, this approach could just leave you craving those items even more and resenting the decision you made. Consider working to eliminate one type of food at a time. For example, you might want to give up red meat this week and then work soda into the elimination plan next week. Working with an expert in nutrition is advisable because you can ensure that you’re consuming the proper nutrients and calories.

Lack of Exercise

Getting up early in the morning and going to the gym is a challenge for many people. If you find this thought overwhelming, you should find a method of exercise that works for you. You might prefer to take dance classes in the evening, or maybe you want to join a softball team in the neighborhood. Think about what your interests are. You don’t need to follow a traditional gym routine to get in the proper amount of exercise. Working with a personal trainer is an option, but it isn’t the only way to get fit.

Conflict Avoidance

While constantly getting into fights is certainly not a healthy approach to conflicts, you do want to learn how to stand up for yourself and to articulate your perspectives. If you tend to avoid conflicts at all costs, practice by speaking up in low-stakes scenarios. Maybe your ultimate goal is to ask for a raise at work. However, you can practice by saying where you want to go to dinner the next time you get together with friends.

Conflict Seeking

On the other hand, you might find that you are constantly embroiled in conflicts. This type of behavior can lead to a great deal of unnecessary stress in your life. Practicing better listening can help you to reduce the number of conflicts in your life. When you find yourself ready to debate with another person, take the time to fully listen to what this individual is saying. Then, absorb the content. Thinking for a while before you speak might help you to realize that you don’t disagree as much as you initially thought.

Lack of Motivation

Regardless of what your weakness is, a lack of motivation to change may rest at the core. Create a system of rewards for yourself. For example, when you lose a certain amount of weight, you can treat yourself to a new outfit. If you get to the gym a certain number of times in the next month, you can plan a one-night trip for yourself. Getting yourself motivated can help with a number of issues.


Weaknesses have the ability to make our lives seriously negative. Instead of allowing these negative behaviors to continue, make a conscious effort to change starting today.



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A Guide To Major Events Happening In Accra This December!



Ghana has become the favorite December destination of the world, and this year is not different. There are hundreds of shows lined up but I have highlighted all the major programs going on in the capital Accra.

The list consists of Live Events, Parties, Adventure Trips, Comedy, Fashion and Yard Sales.

Check them out:

Live With Mona – 2nd – Coco Vanilla (Adjirigano)

MTN Music Festival – 3rd – Grand Arena

Akpe Experience – 3rd – UPSA Auditorium

Rythmz On Runway – 4th – Grand Arena

The Jollof Festival- 4th – El Wak Stadium

Made in Taadi – 4th – +233 Jazz Bar &Grill

The Freedom Xperience Concert (Shatta Wale & Medikal) – 10th – D’effizy Mall

Accra Fashion Week – 9th-12th – Memory Art Lane

Island Concert – 10th – Tortuga Island (Osu)

Turn On Deck – 10th – Oliver Twist

Just A Voice Concert – 10th – Gold Coast Bar

Sell It With Fun – 11th – Efua Sutherland Park

Popular But Broke – 11th – National Theatre

Jollof Festival – 11th – City Galleria

The Buzz Trade Show – 11th – Impact Hub (Osu)

The Bar Concert – 18th – Coco Vanilla(Adjirigano)

The One Concert (Jupita) – 18th – Fantasy Dome

Beer and Barbecue Party – 18th – Old Kingsway Building

The Trinity Show – 18th – Flip Bar

Unleashed – 18th – Grand Arena

The Live Experience With Gyakie – 19th – La Palm Royal Beach Hotel

Amapiano Festival – 19th – Garage

Manifestives – 19th – Bukom Boxing Arena

Crusade (La Meme Gang) – 20th – Enclave Garden

Bhim Concert – 21st – Grand Arena

Touchdown (The Welcome Party) – 22nd – Luxe Lounge and Garden (AnC Mall)

Golden Hour – 23rd – Suncity Apartment

Romanus Incomplete – 23rd – National Theatre

Samini Xperience Concert – 24th – Grand Arena

Promiseland (King Promise) – 24th – Grand Arena

The Citi’uation – 24th – Venue to be announced

Tribvl Jungle Fever – 24th – Legon Botanical Gardens

The Hiplife Party – 25th – +233 Jazz Bar & Grill

Rapperholic Concert – 25th – Grand Arena

Gold Coast Carnival – 26th – Wakanda Beach Resort (Kokrobite)

Little Havana – 26th – Little Acre (Aburi)

Wildaland Festival – 26th to 27th – Shai Forest Reserve

Afrochella Festival – 28th – El Wak Stadium

R2Bees and Friends – 29th – La Palm Royal Beach

African Fashion Nightout – 30th – Octagon

Amafest Ghana – 30th – Untamed Empire

DLT Brunch – 30th – Bloombar

Please note that some dates times and locations of are subject to change. 

Eric Agyapong-Mensah (Eric Toscar), Researcher at 3Music provided data of the list of events.

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MultiChoice Teams Up with Udemy to Give Customers Across Africa Access To Skills Advancement and Development Opportunities



In a move to empower customers across the continent with impactful and functional skills, Africa’s leading entertainment provider, MultiChoice, is partnering with Udemy, a global leader in online learning, to provide access to thousands of high-quality courses to enable DStv and GOtv customers to invest in their personal and professional development.


For years, the DStv and GOtv platforms have provided viewers with world-class edutainment, with content catering to personal growth for all ages. In addition to sport, local programming, news and general entertainment, customers of MultiChoice, Africa’s Most Loved Storyteller, can access educational content on Discovery, Nat Geo Wild, History Channel, DaVinci Kids, BBC and many more channels. The partnership with Udemy will continue MultiChoice’s mission to positively contribute toward well-informed and progressive customers.


Udemy’s diverse course catalogue includes over 183,000 online courses provided by more than 65,000 instructors in 75 languages. The platform is user-friendly and simple to navigate with a flexible format that allows learners to access a wide variety of courses at their own pace, with personalized recommendations and paths that maximize learning.


While their respective platforms are distinct, MultiChoice and Udemy have a shared mission of providing a vast range of accessible content which enriches the lives of a broad audience with diverse interests and needs. This fitting collaboration will serve customers with a passion for learning.


“We’re very excited to partner with an innovative and purposeful platform like Udemy, especially as the world shifts to an online learning future,” says Fhulufhelo Badugela, Chief Executive Officer of MultiChoice Africa. “We are constantly seeking ways to enrich and progress the lives of our valued customers and tapping into learning and development is a natural next step. Investing in the future of our customers in Ghana and the continent is a top priority and we are proud to be able to collaborate with Udemy that values the advancement of customers as much as we do.”


“As a global learning platform, our mission is to provide access and create new opportunities for learners around the world, across a wide range of content areas and at all levels of expertise,” said Llibert Argerich, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Udemy. “MultiChoice has a long history of prioritizing learning, and we’re proud to be working with them to unlock new possibilities for learners across the continent.”


Whether customers are professionals looking to improve their technical skills, or students wanting to complement their studies, Udemy offers thousands of fresh and current courses ranging from learning a new language to playing a new instrument, to coding, data science, and business leadership, including free courses on topics like blogging, personal productivity, and meditation. Udemy’s content is created by real-world practitioners with a pulse on the latest technologies and business strategies. The courses vary in experience levels, so customers can find a subject that is suited to their skills and ambition.


Customers can begin their learning journey by registering at link and enrolling in a variety of courses that suit their learning requirements.


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Africa No Filter and Meta announce a new fund to improve Virtual Reality in Africa’s storytelling



Africa No Filter, a narrative change organisation, and Meta have announced a partnership to launch “Future Africa: Telling Stories, Building Worlds” program, aimed at boosting the use of Virtual Reality in Africa’s storytelling.


Supporting Extended Reality storytellers to develop new and compelling content about Africa, the program will provide grants and mentorship. “Future Africa: Telling Stories, Building Worlds” forms part of Meta’s focus on immersive technologies and Africa No Filter’s investments in innovative storytelling that shifts negative stereotypes about Africa.


Moky Makura, Executive Director at Africa No Filter, said, “Virtual Reality has the potential to take storytelling to another level. In this new metaverse, audiences don’t just get to watch a story unfold, they get to live in it. This is an opportunity for African content creators to push the boundaries of their creativity and innovation.”


Open from today, Africa No Filter and Meta are inviting Extended Reality creators to apply to the program, and recieve funding of up to $30,000. Applicants must be of African descent and living in the continent, aged over 18 years, have a track record of XR content creation and have a portfolio of work showing their creativity and innovation.

They also need to show how the proposed project will tell an exciting African story that changes stereotypical narratives about the continent. Projects can use 360 Video, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality.


The application is open to organisations and individuals.


Delivered in collaboration with Electric South and Imisi 3D, participants will also get ongoing mentorship, production support, and opportunities to launch their projects in a virtual or in-person showcase, including the Electric South’s Creators Lab held in February 2022 in Cape Town, South Africa.


Commenting, Sherry Dzinoreva, Meta’s Public Policy Programs Director, Africa, Middle East, and Turkey said: “We’re excited to be partnering with ANF to launch a fund that brings together the best of the African tech ecosystem to showcase innovations for the future and tell positive stories about Africa. Meta sits at the intersection of innovation, technology, entrepreneurship and social connection, and this investment is a vote of confidence in the strength of the African tech industry and its ongoing potential. I’m certainly proud that Africa will be helping to shape the metaverse experience from the start.”


Applications close on 7 January 2022 at 6pm GMT. The program runs from 13 February to 13 August, 2022. Participants must be available on these dates. The proposed project must also be completed within six months.


Apply here.


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Celebrations take place across the Vivo Energy to mark the Group’s 10th anniversary



Vivo Energy, the pan-African retailer and marketer of Shell and Engen-branded fuels and lubricants, has marked the first decade of the Group’s formation with local celebrations across its 23 operating countries and support teams.


The company was formed on 1 December 2011, initially with seven Shell-branded countries, and a further eight Shell-branded countries being added to the Group within two years.  In 2019, eight more countries were added, this time under the Engen-brand. Vivo Energy Ghana joined the group in 2013.


In its first decade, the Vivo Energy story has been one of growth, nearly doubling the size of its Retail network.  Other highlights include creation of a non-fuel retail offer, development of the Commercial offer, adding alternative Power solutions, and growth of the Lubricants business.


Commenting on the milestone, Group CEO, Christian Chammas said: “1st December marks a special day in the history of Vivo Energy, and I am very proud of the immense achievements that we have achieved over our first 10 years.  These include our relentless prioritisation of HSSEQ; our sustained growth; our focus on customers; and a determination to always do business the right way.  Underpinning all of these is the dedication and commitment of the teams who work for Vivo Energy, and I pay particular thanks to them for their ongoing commitment to deliver our strategy, guided by our purpose.”


Mr. Kader Maiga, Managing Director, Vivo Energy Ghana added: “From the very start the Vivo Energy Group set out to be a fast acting, entrepreneurial and agile organisation, supported by the strength and reputation of powerful consumer brands.  In Ghana we try to live up to the Group’s ambitions on a daily basis, offering high-quality products and services to our Retail and Commercial customers, and striving to achieve the Group’s vision of becoming Africa’s most respected energy business. It is worth noting that Ghana’s retail network has almost doubled since joining the group, setting industry standards and driving innovation in the downstream petroleum sector.


As it moves into its next decade, the Vivo Energy Group is stronger than ever, with favourable macro trends driving long-term demand growth in our markets.  Vivo Energy will continue to invest to grow its fuel and non-fuel offerings to meet this demand, while broadening its product mix to provide long-term benefits to customers and stakeholders.

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BBC reveals its African Sports Personality of the Year 2021 award nominees



The shortlist for BBC African Sports Personality of the Year 2021 award has been announced. (more…)

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Winners of Ghana-Peru Art Contest receive prizes



The Embassy of Peru in Ghana on Tuesday 30th November 2021 held an event to announce winners of the maiden edition of the Ghana – Peru Arts Contest. The brief ceremony was held at the Great Hall of the University of Ghana, Legon.

The event was attended by several dignitaries including the Head of the Peru Mission in Ghana, His Excellency Abel Antonio Cardenas Tuppia, Honorary Consul Of Peru In Ghana, Hon. Ghassan Yared and the Director of the Centre for Latin American Studies, University of Ghana, Dr. Joanna Boampong.

Others were representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, members of the Diplomatic Corps, traditional rulers, and members of the media.

Hon. Ghassan Yared presenting a certificate

Hon. Ghassan Yared presenting a certificate

Bright Alornyo emerged the ultimate winner for the artwork category whilst Caleb Akakpo and Richael Aryeh were first and second runners up respectively.  In the literature category, Janice Kreponi took first place, Dorcas Elinam Gbeddy took second place and Chantelle Tomaides was third place.

The ultimate winners of each category received a cash amount of USD 300 and souvenirs from the Embassy of Peru as well as its partners and key stakeholders. The first runners up each had USD 200 and the second runners up got USD 100 in addition to souvenirs and certificate of participation and acknowledgment.

Dr. Joanna Boampong presenting a certificate

Dr. Joanna Boampong presenting a certificate

His Excellency Abel Antonio Cárdenas Tuppia, acknowledged the great standard of entries received for the contest and further congratulated everyone who participated in the contest as he encouraged them to always strive to succeed at whatever they set out to do.

On his part, the Honorary Consul of Peru in Ghana, Hon. Ghassan Yared highlighted Peru’s African roots, which is evident in Peruvian cuisine and music. He added that Africans have made great contributions to the development of cultural life in Peru.

The Embassy of Peru in Ghana in July 2021 launched the Ghana – Peru Arts Contest as part of activities marking the two hundredth independence anniversary celebration of the Republic of Peru.

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