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Top 5 activities to do in Mykonos

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If you’re looking to travel to a destination that promises an amazing time, Mykonos is the perfect destination. This breathtaking island has a wide variety of activities suitable for all types of travelers including those who want to explore the island’s rich history or others who prefer to relax on the beach. If you’re looking for a place to have an amazing time, Mykonos offers exciting activities such as horseback riding as well as beautiful sunsets over the crystal clear waters. If you’d like to find out more, this blog post will highlight 5 activities that are best done during your stay on Mykonos Island.

A Ferry Trip

Mykonos is a popular summertime destination for Europeans, Australians, and North Americans. It’s no surprise that the island has so much to offer in terms of beaches, sightseeing opportunities, and entertainment. One way to explore Mykonos is by ferry boat which takes you around the coast of the island through some beautiful views. Mykonos is also connected to other islands in the area like Naxos and Paros, but if you’re up to going a little further, you can see the island of Folegandros, which is the only island to compete with Santorini for its sunset. Booking a ferry ticket for this trip is easier than ever with LetsFerry, so don’t hesitate to experience this kind of adventure. Ferry trips are a must when you go on an island vacation because there is so much to see.

Little Venice

Little Venice is considered one of the most romantic places in Mykonos and this neighborhood is filled with elegantly designed old houses that are situated on the edge of the sea. This location hosts amazing sunset views and travelers always fall in love with the charm and architecture. If you visit Little Venice, you are advised to stay at one of the houses along the shoreline of Mykonos which are truly magical. This neighborhood is home to acclaimed artists and because of the way this neighborhood has been portrayed in their art, it remains one of the most photographed tourist spots in Europe. For entertainment, you can enjoy clubs, bars as well as art galleries, and exhibitions that were once homes of sailors. There are also many tours available for visitors to explore and get to know the neighborhood which caters more to adult visitors.

Agari beach

If you’re looking for a scenic beach to relax on, Agari beach is the perfect spot with beautiful crystal clear waters and a long sandy beach. This beach dates back to the 13th century and is popular among the locals as well as tourists. There is a reasonably priced restaurant on the beach which is refreshing compared to the more pricey spots on the rest of the island. The beach is a 25-minute drive from Mykonos Town and is considered one of the most relaxing beaches on the island. You will find hotels a short walking distance away from the beach and they are surrounded by beautiful landscapes that allow you to enjoy beautiful Nature. This beach is not the ideal place for children as it is nudist-friendly.

Mykonos brewing company

In April 2017, The Mykonos brewing company started to brew its first batches of beer at their new Brewhouse on Mykonos Island. Today, tourists have the option of going on an organized tour and tasting at the brewing company as well as enjoying local restaurants nearby. The tour is not only fun but also informative and interactive which guarantees guests a great time.  The tour does involve walking on steep roads which is something to take a mental note of before visiting this brewery. You also have the option to buy some of their beer at their store which is a treat for all beer lovers. Unfortunately, this is not a place suited for kids.

Matogianni Street

Matogianni Island is considered the heart of the Island and is known as a haven for shopaholics. The street is filled with designer stores, handmade jewelry designers, and souvenir shops. If you go during the summer months, you will find most of the stores on this street are open until midnight although the best time to visit is between 11:00 am – 08:00 pm. Visiting Matogianni Street is about more than just shopping and offers tourists a great opportunity to explore the beauty of Mykonos and enjoy local cuisine and the enticing restaurants. Bring along your entire family and enjoy!

Delos Archaeological Museum

For all the history lovers, Delos Archaeological museum is for you! The museum is located on the archaeological site of Delos and has objects from excavations on display. This museum is only accessible via a boat or shuttle and once you have arrived at the venue, you can enjoy soaking up Mykonos history portrayed in mosaics and sculptures dating back as far as 1st c. BCE. All the statues displayed at this museum were unearthed from nearby surrounding sites and the museum has been declared a UNESCO world heritage site.

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10X Thrive Conference: World-Class Speakers and Business Leaders Explore Practical Tips for Thriving in The Next Normal

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For two days in February 2022, a retinue of world-class speakers and business leaders will converge for the first ever 10X Thrive Conference to explore thriving in the next normal.

The global conference which will welcome speakers and attendees from all over the world, is scheduled to open on the 10th of February with The Job Suite: a three-hour comprehensive guide to the world of work – be that getting a job, a promotion, pivoting in the workplace and more. From resume hacks to insights on the most sought-after skills, best employers, most valuable skills, and a sweeping guide to the Future of Work.

The second day is The Growth Suite, focusing on growth across multiple facets of career, business and personal development, while also connecting with some of the best minds in branding, marketing, funding, career development, digital technology, self-development and leadership.

Organised by Omawumi Ogbe, managing partner at Lagos-based GLG Communications, and Rachel Onamusi, founder and CEO of London-based VN Sync, the conference is a combination of keynote interviews and fireside chats, one-to-one coaching, networking opportunities, and conversations delivering real, practicable tips that attendees can immediately apply to their personal and professional lives for success.

Participants from anywhere in the world can register to attend the conference for free at The 10X Thrive Conferenceportal.

“After the prolonged period of uncertainty and disruption we’ve all experienced in the last 2-years, this conference will offer actual action items that participants can start working on in order to achieve some great feats for 2022 as we make peace with the constant changes around us.” said Rachel Onamusi.

“We are focused on helping people to unlock their potential, and enhance their performance and impact in the workplace. This is why we’re bringing well respected speakers from across Africa, Europe, North America and Asia to share beyond theory, practical tips and tools that can be actioned now to thrive in today’s world of work. We’re also building a global network and supportive community of like-minded people.” added Omawumi Ogbe.

The conference has attracted speakers from a wide range of fields from some of the world’s most successful companies and businesses. According to the organisers, the powerful speaker lineup will be announced on the 10X Thrive registration portal and social media platforms. Speakers range from popular celebrities to C-Suite and seasoned business owners from leading organisations such as Dell, PwC, VMware, CNN, Coca Cola, and much more.

Some of which include renowned life coach, Lanre Olusola; actor and show host, Nancy Isime;  award winning actor and founder of Dakore Beauty, Dakore Egbuson Akande; IT Director at Dell Technologies, Tiffany Wilson; Founder of Ameyaw Debrah Media, Ameyaw Debra; to mention a few. The conference is open to career professionals and business owners, including small and medium scale entrepreneurs, entry-level and C-Suite professionals from all parts of the world.

Dates: 10th and 11th February, 2022

Time: 3pm GMT start on both days.

Register for free at 10X Thrive and follow @10xthrive on social media for updates and speaker announcements.

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Assemblies of God Ghana Launches TV station – (AGTV)

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Assemblies of God, Ghana has launched a television station – AGTV – in a bid to widen the outreach of the gospel across the world.

Sunday’s launch at the Assemblies of God Headquarters in Accra attracted senior members of the clergy, church members and other invited guests.

The free to air television network would show a variety of programs including sermons, gospel music, Christine movies, news bulletins and sports highlights.

Launching the station, the General Superintendent of Assemblies of God, Ghana, Rev. Professor Paul Frimpong-Manso, said the vision for the television station was hatched during initial variant of COVID-19 which necessitated the closure of churches and other public gatherings. According to him, a lot more souls can be reached through the power of television.

“With about 6,000 AG churches and almost 700,000 membership across the country, the TV station owned by AG was handy in reaching the entire nation for Christ. Rev Frimpong – Manso expressed the Church’s gratitude to all its pastors and members for their immense support in making the vision of the AGTV attainable.

The General Manager of AGTV Mr. Abraham Asare, emphasized that the objectives of the

channel are to be a point of reference as the leading Christian television station in Ghana,

and make the gospel of Jesus Christ common through the broadcast of life changing messages. They also seek to promote relevant AG church activities and programs, thereby presenting AG as the church of choice.

Whiles providing quality Christian entertaining programs and Broadcast programs

that give guidance and hope to the Christian youth, he further stated that

AGTV shall be the preferred destination for businesses with quick returns for their investments.

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Professor Robert E. Hinson is Acting Vice Chancellor of the University of Kigali

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Professor Robert E. Hinson has been appointed Acting Vice Chancellor of the University of Kigali, effective. 19th January 2022. A Skilled University Administrator, Professor Hinson started his academic career in the year 2003. He has acted as Director of Institutional Advancement at the University of Ghana, Head of Department, Head of Hall and Coordinator of the MSc. International Business Degree Programme in the same University. He also had the privilege of serving a short stint as Rector of the Perez University College in Ghana.

 

Professor Hinson holds a doctorate degree in Marketing from the University of Ghana and a second in International Business from the Aalborg University Business School. In Denmark. He also holds a Chartered Marketing qualification from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK.

 

 

Ranked the leading Marketing Scholar in Africa in 2021, Professor Hinson is the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic at the University of Kigali and edits the Palgrave Studies of Public Sector Management in Africa as well as the Palgrave Studies of Marketing in Emerging Economies.

 

 

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No Ghanaian Woman Should Die from Cervical Cancer: Know Your Risk

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Historically, cervical cancer plagued women for a long time. A breakthrough came in  the mid-20th century when screening measures started being implemented.

The healthcare industry was hopeful that screening would drastically reduce cervical cancer incidence globally. Unfortunately, the disease is still prevalent worldwide, with sub-Saharan Africa bearing the burden of the disease. In Ghana, cervical cancer is the second most frequent cancer seen in women. Every year 2797 women in Ghana are diagnosed with cervical cancer and 1699 die from the disease.

In many cervical cancer cases, there are no early stage signs and symptoms. The cancer develops in the cells lining awoman’s cervix (the entrance to the uterus from the vagina) and is almost always linked to infection with high-risk Human Papillomavirus (HPV) – an extremely common virus transmitted through sexual contact.

 

Advanced-stage cervical cancer may have  like vaginal bleeding and unusual discharge, women often dismiss them as normal menstrual cycle-related events, or self-diagnose as another infection.

Women are recommended to always look out for bleeding during or after sex, or in between menstrual periods, pain during or after sex, changes in vaginal discharge, or pain in lower back or pelvis. These may be signs of more advanced-stage cervical cancer. It is important to note that having these symptoms does not necessarily mean you have cervical cancer;  you should however get them checked out by your doctor.The good news is that cervical cancerdoes not have to advance to this late stage. It can be detected early through regular screening, and successfully treated.

 

Screening for cervical cancer involves a pap smear or an HPV test, or both. A pap smear, also known as a pap test checks for the presence of pre-cancerous cervical cells. An HPV test checks for infection with certain high-risk variants of the human papillomavirus, which cause cervical cells to become pre-cancerous and develop into cervical cancer. If an HPV test determines that a woman is at high risk for cervical cancer, additional screening, like a pap smear, and a colposcopy ( visual examination of cervix) are recommended. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that women 26 years and above should get screened for high-risk HPV at least once every 5 years.

 

Thanks to Yemaachi Biotech, an African cancer research company based in Ghana, there is an affordable, accessible and easy-to-use test that will detail women’s level of risk for HPV-mediated cervical cancer. The Sheba HPV Testenables women to collect their own samples discretely at home, and drop them off at a conveniently located collection point for HPV testing at Yemaachi’s advanced molecular diagnostic laboratory. Detailed results are returned via email within 72 hours of drop-off.

Women are recommended to share their HPV test results with their physicians or other healthcare workers, especially in the event that a high-risk variant is detected, for further guidance on further testing or treatment.

When diagnosed early, cervical cancer is one of the most successfully treatable forms of cancer. Early detection saves lives.

By: Dr Emmanuella Amoako, Head of Clinical Affairs. Yemaachi Biotech

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Ghanaians and resident foreigners no longer require full COVID-19 vaccination before entering the country

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The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has announced some changes to the guidelines for Ghanaians entering the country through the Kotoka International Airport (KIA).

Per the earlier modification implemented during the yuletide last year, persons aged 18 years and above, arriving in Ghana from December 12, 2021, were to provide proof of full vaccination.

But addressing pressmen on Wednesday, Director-General of GHS, Dr. Patrick Kumah-Aboagye explained that the directive has been reviewed to make it more lenient.

Now, unvaccinated or partially vaccinated Ghanaians and resident foreigners have been “exempted from the requirement of full vaccination before traveling to Ghana.”

He made this comment at the Ministry of Information where the press conference was held.

GHS revises Covid-19 travel guidelines for Ghanaian travelers at KIA
Dr. Kumah-Aboagye explained that persons who will be affected by the review are expected to take the vaccination on arrival at KIA.

In this regard, persons who refuse to accept the jab will be forced to go on mandatory 7-day quarantine at their own cost.

This, according to the GHS Director-General, forms part of measures to reduce the effects of the fourth wave of the pandemic in the country.

Culled from Myjoyonline

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From July 1, only your National ID card will be accepted for banking and financial transactions in Ghana

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From 1st July, 2022, the Ghana Card will be the only identification for banking or financial transactions, the Bank of Ghana has disclosed.

This is in furtherance of its objective of ensuring the safety of the financial system. In a statement, the Central Bank said this is pursuant to Regulation 7 of the National Identity Register, 2012 (L.I. 2111).

In this regard, the BoG is directing Banks, Specialised Deposit-Taking Institutions, Non-Deposit-Taking Financial Institutions; Payment Service Providers and Dedicated Electronic Money Issuers as well as Forex Bureaus and Credit Reference Bureaus to start using the Ghana for identification from beginning of July, 2022.

“In line with this Notice, Section 30 of the Anti-Money Laundering Act, 2020 (Act 1044) and Regulation 12 of the Anti-Money Laundering Regulations, 2011 (L.I. 1987), all financial institutions shall take steps to update customer records with the Ghana Card.”

Furthermore, “customers of Bank of Ghana regulated financial institutions are therefore advised to update their records with their respective financial institutions with the Ghana Card in line with this Notice.”

The Central Bank said for Known Your Customer purposes, the National Identification Authority verification transaction platform will be integrated into the Bank of Ghana’s financial monitoring platform.

This is to ensure that all financial transactions performed within the ecosystem are linked to one identity and information, and unique codes for the transactions shared with the BoG to facilitate the identification of initiators/beneficiaries for track and trace purposes.

It will include but not limited to transactions b banks; non-bank Financial Institutions and Mobile Money Operators (MMOs).

Culled from MyJoyOnline

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