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Commemorative gold coin honouring Otumfuo to be launched in December

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There will be a colorful traditional ceremony to officially launch the ‘Otumfuo Commemorative Gold Coins’ during the last Akwasidae festival of the year on December 12, 2021, at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi, Ghana — the citadel of the Asante Kingdom.

The enviable honor, among other things, is especially in recognition of the enormous roles played by the Asantehene (Asante King) Otumfuo Osei Tutu II in helping to restore total peace in the Dagbon Kingdom, in the Northern Region of Ghana.

The Asanti king, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, is seen here in a kente at a durbar in 2018 — Getty Images

Also, it is to honor the 16th occupant of the revered Golden Stool of Asanteman, for the fatherly roles that he continues to play during electioneering periods to ensure peace in the state, especially during the transition of political power from one political party to another in Ghana.

Furthermore, the essence of this memorable launch is also to acknowledge the King for his tremendous roles in helping to expand the frontiers of traditional leadership beyond Ghana and the African continent, a development that has elevated the chieftaincy institution to a much higher pedestal and ushered it into modernity.

The Bank of Ghana’s Approval

The Bank of Ghana has already given approval to E ON 3 Group to mint the gold coins to honor His Royal Majesty’s successful reign since his ascension to the Golden Stool 22 years ago following his enstooled April 26, 1999.

Features of the Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene Commemorative Gold Coin:

The face of the gold coin will bear the image of His Majesty, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II with the Adinkra symbols “Bi Nka Bi” and “Mpatapo,” which symbolize peace, harmony, and reconciliation.

Commemorative Gold Coin in honor of Asante King

The reverse of the gold coin will bear an image of the Golden Stool of Asanteman also known as “Sika Dwa.” Legend has it that the ‘Sika Dwa’, which symbolizes the soul of the Asante people was commandeered from the Heavens and landed on the lap of the first Asante King, Otumfuo Osei Tutu I.

These gold coins, we hope, will be valuable collector’s items as they are of 99.9% assay at 24 carats fine gold, with a diameter of 37.00 mm and a weight of 31.104 grams.

Several distinguished and high-profile personalities as well as other delegates from both local and international agencies have been invited to grace the occasion and help make it a resounding success.

Osei Tutu II born Nana Barima Kwaku Duah; 6 May 1950) is in direct succession to the 17th-century founder of the Ashanti Empire, Otumfuo Osei Tutu I. He is also the Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana and the Grand Patron of the Grand Lodge of Ghana, and the Sword Bearer of the United Grand Lodge of England.

Source: Filed report 

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Edem Farrie Goes Corporate In Dashing New Looks

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They say style is a way to say who you are without having to speak. How you appear in the midst of people say a lot about you every single time.

 

Edem Farrie looks the part as she releases stunning new photos, showing the news reporter, actress, entrepreneur and fashion model she is.

 

She makes it her duty to look presentable at all moments and this new looks say it all. Check out some of them down here below:

 

In recent times she has done much in the journalism field with a feature on “Nigeria Beyond Oil” in which she interviewed key players in the Oil & Gas And Tech Sector. She has worked on other projects which include humanitarian activities and movies will soon be made public. Follow her on social media via these handles.

Facebook : Edem Farrie  https://www.facebook.com/edemfarrie

Twitter : @edemfarrie https://twitter.com/edemfarrie

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Ghana Health Service Announces Vaccination Of Students In Senior High Schools Across The Country

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The Ghana Health Service (GHS) and Ghana Education Service (GES) have announced plans to vaccinated Senior High School (SHS) student as school re-opens.  This was contained in a statement jointly signed by Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye Director-General, Ghana Health Service and Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa Director-General, Ghana Education Service.

The statement reads:

Ghana has been experiencing periodic outbreaks of COVID-19 in Senior High Schools. Fortunately, the Ghana Health Service received approval from the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) to expand persons eligible for vaccination to include 15-year-olds and above who are mostly in Senior High Schools. This vaccination comes to compliment the already existing COVID-19 preventive protocols such as wearing of face mask, washing of hands with soap under running water and the use of hand sanitizers.

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) working in collaboration with the Ghana Education Service (GES), commenced the vaccination of students who fall within the eligibility criteria, but the exercise had to be suspended during the vacation period. The students were however encouraged to get the vaccination in the communities where theylive.

The GHS in collaboration with GES has restarted the vaccination exercise in all schools.

In this vein, vaccination teams have been dispatched to schools to vaccinate students who have not yet been vaccinated. Students who have already been vaccinated are required to bring their vaccination cards to school for inspection.

The Ghana Health Service and the Ghana Education Service is by this release requesting the cooperation of parents and all stakeholders to make this exercise a success.

We count on the continuous support of parents and guardians in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in our schools and communities.

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It Pays to Wear Your Seat Belt

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Victims of car accidents may sometimes contribute to their own injuries. Florida’s comparative fault statute is stated in Fla. Stat. 761.81, which provides that a driver’s contributory negligence reduces the amount of compensation received. In Florida, if you were not wearing a seat belt at the time of a car accident, the other driver may claim that not wearing your seat belt contributed to your injuries. This blog post explains the seat belt defense, which is allowed in only fifteen states.

 

Here is the situation

 

Imagine being in a serious car accident. Let’s say the other driver is clearly to blame. Perhaps the driver ran a red light or was speeding. You were driving perfectly fine, however, you did not have your seat belt on.

 

In this scenario, even if the other driver is fully at fault, his or her attorney may argue that you should carry some of the blame because you were not wearing your seat belt. The reasoning is that had you been wearing your seat belt, the injuries you sustained would be significantly less severe. This is an example of the seat belt defense.

 

The History

 

In 1992, Harold Ridley was driving his pickup truck when he and his daughter Tabitha, who was a passenger in the truck, were engaged in an intersection collision with a service truck driven by an employee of Safety Kleen Corporation.

 

Mr. Ridley filed a lawsuit against the Safety Kleen Corporation and Calhoun County. Mr. Ridley alleged that the driver of the Safety Kleen truck went directly through an intersection despite the word “STOP” written on the pavement. Mr. Ridley’s failure to use his seat belt was raised by the lawyer for Safety Kleen Corporation as an affirmative defense.

 

The case ultimately reached the Florida Supreme Court. The court held that failing to wear a seat belt can be used as an affirmative defense of comparative negligence. Fla. Stat. 316.614 now also contains this rule. The court explained that if a jury considers that a reasonably cautious individual would have put on their seat belt in the same circumstances, it can be considered proof of negligence, which may reduce the amount of damages you are able to recover. As a result, in Florida, a defendant is likely to raise the seat belt defense.

 

In 2000, a Florida court determined that a defendant must prove three elements to prevail on the seat belt defense. First, the defendant must prove that the driver failed to wear its available and functional seat belt. Second, the defendant must prove that the driver was unreasonable under the circumstances by not wearing its seat belt. Third, the defendant must prove that the driver’s failure to wear the seat belt caused or substantially contributed to the driver’s injuries.

 

How can someone prove a driver was not wearing a seat belt?

 

There are a few ways to prove in court that a driver was not wearing a seat belt. First, the testimony of a lay witness can be used to prove whether a seat belt was worn. For example, if someone spoke to the driver shortly after the accident and the driver admitted to not wearing a seat belt, this admission can be used in court for proof. Also, a vehicle technician who specializes in seat belts may be able to provide evidence showing whether a seat belt was worn in a crash. Lastly, oftentimes a doctor, after examining the injuries sustained in the crash, will be able to provide an expert opinion as to whether the driver was wearing a seat belt.

 

Would I have to pay for an expert to testify?

 

Yes, but only if you win. A car accident attorney is likely to handle case costs as they arise, deducting them from your part of a potential settlement or court award. It is uncommon for a personal injury attorney to bill a client for costs as they accrue. In a personal injury case, costs and expenses may very well include expert witnesses. They also can include medical records, police reports, investigators, postage and filing fees, depositions, transcripts, and trial exhibits.

 

This method of billing is called a contingency fee. You only pay your lawyer on the contingency that you win the case. Most car accident lawyers will handle case costs on a contingency.

 

Conclusion

 

Florida has a comparative fault statute. Regarding seat belts, Florida’s laws state that if you fail to wear an available, operable seatbelt, and the injuries you sustained could have been lessened had you worn that seatbelt, then you can have your reward for damages reduced. With that said, depending on the facts of your case, the seat belt defense can be complex. Make sure to hire an injury lawyer who specializes in car accidents that will assist you and adequately protect your rights. And remember to always wear your seat belt!

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Scott Leaser, Esq. is a car accident attorney serving Greenacres, Florida, and its surrounding areas. If you recently were injured in a car accident in Florida, call (561) 559-5048 for a free consultation.

 

 

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Tourism Ministry to invest $20m to improve tourism, arts

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The Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Dr Mohammed Awal has disclosed that the industry will invest over $20 million to improve tourism and arts attractions. (more…)

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When Can Escort Service Be Classified as Legal

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The idea of escorts often leads people to think about the assortment of benefits that such professionals can receive. They’re also known for greater comfort and less challenge in communication and interactions with their clients.

 

The growing popularity of escorts Paris has prompted a lot of men and women to pay attention to the services they provide, which are merely intended to enrich one’s life, which includes the elimination of stress and anxiety.

 

This is what makes these services especially popular among men and women who are constantly being burdened by unwanted stress at their jobs or other problems in their day-to-day life.

 

In some countries, hiring an escort is entirely legal if it comes with no strings attached. Legal escort services adhere to stringent requirements.

 

What is an Escort Service

Escort service is a professional service that provides a client (escort client) with an escort (escort). Escorts are usually female, but there are also many male escorts. The escort would accompany the client to more places, such as social events and business functions.

 

The primary role of an escort is to accompany clients to social functions. An experienced escort knows how to behave appropriately at any event they attend with a client. The escort will also advise on how the client should present themselves at the function to fit in well with other guests attending the same party.

 

An escort also acts as an attendee to add to the glamour of a social event or function. This can be done by socializing with other guests and working as arm candy for clients. Escorts might also serve as hostesses at business events and parties.

 

How is a Legal Escort Service Defined

Legal escort service is a tricky subject to talk about. Laws, especially in America, change every day and all over the country.

 

Many people who run escorts services do so because they want to help people, not because they want to make money. Many states, such as California and Nevada, are legal for an escort to provide other services, such as companionship or massages.

 

If you are considering starting your escort service and there is any doubt that it might not be legal in your area, you should check with a lawyer before taking any action. The last thing you want to do is get yourself in trouble with the law when you could have just called a lawyer for free.

  

When Does Escort Service Become Legal

How to determine whether escort service is legal? The answer is quite simple. Once you have the correct information, the problem becomes easy to solve. Escort service can be classified as legal if it meets the following requirements.

 

The first condition is that your business must have a license to operate legally in the city or state where it is located. As long as you hold a valid permit, your business can continue operating regardless of how many people are employed by it or how much money you make from it.

 

The second condition is that only adults should work for an escort service. If you employ minors (people under 18), your business can be closed down and subject to fines and penalties. The only exception to this rule is if the minor has a working permit issued by the city or state. This can be obtained by minors willing to work on movie sets, commercials, music videos, and similar projects.

 

The third condition is that the people who work for your escort service must be willing to consent for their photos and information about them being made public. If someone does not agree with this, they will not be able to work for you legally.

 

When Does Escort Service Become Illegal

It is a known fact that escorting and prostitution are very similar. However, the two are not the same. Prostitution involves sex for money, while escorting does not necessarily involve sex.

 

Escort services entail the company of an independent woman to attend events, parties, etc., to provide companionship to men who are bored or lonely. Thus, it can be concluded that if a person charges for their companionship only, then their service is legal.

 

Countries Considered as Sex Destinations in the World

Many people view sexual encounters while traveling to enhance their travel experience. The sex industry is worth billions, and millions of illegal and legal sex workers are scattered across the globe.

 

These are the top sex destinations in the world.

 

Germany. Germany is a large and well-organized country with prostitution, including street and street prostitutes. It is fully legal. Since 1200 AD, the government has had a long history with sexual tourism and organized prostitution. It is interesting that people willfully join the flesh trade in Germany. There are also advertisements and job opportunities through human resources companies.

 

The Dominican Republic. Tourists visiting the Dominican Republic can expect to see legal brothels and marriage parlors, as well as prostitutes freely roaming the streets of Santo Domingo or Puerto Plata. The Dominican Republic is fourth in the world for exporting large sex workers.

 

Spain. Popular sex destinations include Madrid, Ibiza, and Barcelona. These cities are well-known for their vibrant club scene and bars.

 

Malaysia. Although prostitution in Malaysia is illegal, it is still widespread and readily available. Penang, Kuala Lumpur, and Ipoh are some of the most popular places where prostitution is common. The majority of sex workers are from China and other neighboring countries.

 

Kenya. It is also one of Africa’s most accessible countries. However, it has an enormous sex tourism industry on the continent. Despite the high prevalence of HIV and STDs, the country doesn’t discourage the practice. It is not surprising that Kenya is a popular choice for older white women looking to “buy” some time with a man. Tourists willing to pay high prices for sex in hidden locations lure children into prostitution.

 

The Netherlands. It is often considered one of the most popular destinations for sex globally. Prostitution is legalized and regulated. Amsterdam’s De Wallen is the most well-known red-light area in the city and is a popular destination for international sex tourism.

 

The Philippines. There are a large domestic sex industry with approximately 800,000 people, both men, and women, working in this trade. The country’s reputation as a sex destination is believed to have been created by the popularity of ‘girlie bars’ during World War II.

 

Brazil. Brazil is another country where prostitution can be legalized. However, Brazil prohibits the operation of brothels or the hiring of sex workers in other ways. There are still dozens of brothels in cities where prostitutes can engage in sexual activities.

 

Colombia. Colombian women are considered some of the most beautiful in the world. This is perhaps one reason why sex tourism has flourished in Colombia. Although sex trading is legal in Colombia, the government has reduced illegal activities, such as child prostitution.

 

Thailand. According to some reports, the industry was established in Vietnam during the Vietnam war. It is now a legal profession in the country, with more than three million sex workers making a living.

 

The legality of escort service depends on the circumstances. Some countries regulate the activity directly, while others penalize it indirectly by punishing related activities. It is up to you to determine if an escort service is legal where you live, but it is safer to rely on legal escort agencies than dangerous ones.

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BezoMoney Disrupts Savings Market with New Platform, BezoSusu

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BezoMoney, Ghana’s leading fintech provider of out-of-the-box financial tools and solutions for young people and the unbanked has launched its new savings platform, BezoSusu.

The platform allows users to make deposits through their mobile money wallets or bank accounts, track and monitor the growth of their money and eventually reach set savings goals. BezoSusu is a part of Bezomoney’s growing portfolio of products and services tailor made to help mainly young people and the unbanked make smart money moves and earn their way to financial freedom.

With Bezosusu, customers who are keen to save, have access to a growing selection of features and  benefits from the wider choice, safety and convenience offered by the platform. Some of these features include; automated daily and weekly deposits to your savings goal, Auto Lock function; track and monitor savings goal; and a whopping 9% interest per annum on savings. The platform also optimizes users’ saving options by allowing deposits via mobile mon ey.

Speaking on the Launch, The CEO, Mubarak Sumaila noted, “Ghana is lagging behind in providing financial products and services for the unbanked and today’s digitally savvy generation. This is a huge market, largely untapped and Bezomoney has positioned itself to disrupt this space and provide a safe, timely, easy to use innovative platform that allows you to grow your money with convenience. The arrival of Bezosusu brings an exciting innovation to this market. Essentially, Bezosusu can do for the savings market what PayPal did for the payments space.”

The platform is robust and has been built by Bezomoney’s world-class tech teams in Ghana and around the globe.

Dawuda Iddrisu, Chief Technology Officer at Bezomoney, explained; “With Bezosusu, we are offering a robust platform that is end-to-end encrypted and prioritizes the data security and privacy of our users. Our platform is super easy to use, intuitive and has a beautiful user interface for our users.”

The launch of Bezosusu is timely given the general post-pandemic climate with many people looking to save and make smarter money choices.

VP of Marketing, Emma Tandoh  said, “With the launch of our Bezosusu platform, we are reaffirming our ambition to provide a new infrastructure for Africa’s growing savings business. We also plan to capitalize on additional partners and bring our vision of upward social mobility to all young people and the unbanked.”

“Of course, today’s launch of Bezosusu is just the beginning: We now plan to expand the product offering on the platform with additional features and benefits over time as we assess what users desire from time to time.  Our digital and offline channels will primarily dominate our launch efforts but we intend to leave no stone unturned to stay visible and create maximum adoption for our product” remarked Head of Marketing, Adwoa A. Nyamesem.

The Bezosusu platform is the digital savings platform of choice and the new way to save, grow and secure your financial future. To sign up for a new account, users will have to visit app.bezosusu.com .

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