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Halt sale of Merchant Bank Ghana – TUC

Halt sale of Merchant Bank Ghana  TUC



Organised labour has called for the suspension of the sale of Merchant Bank Ghana (MBG) to Fortiz Equity Fund. At a press briefing today December 13, 2013, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) said the Bank of Ghana (BoG) and the Social Security & National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), the majority shareholder in MBG, should stop the transaction and conduct further due diligence. “After a careful study of the transaction and taking into account concerns expressed by workers who are contributors to SSNIT, it will be prudent that SSNIT Board and the BoG suspend the transaction to allow further investigations into the matter,” TUC’s Secretary-General Kofi Asamoah told the press. The sale of the bank is now a court case but the TUC said the

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Ghana to host ECOWAS forum on social development

Ghana to host ECOWAS forum on social development



Ghana is to host the third Forum of Ministers for Social Development of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Accra, on December 16 and 17. The forum is on the theme: “Societal Vulnerability – The Social Inclusion Challenges of Environmental Change,” within UNESCO, Programme on Management of Social Transformations (MOST). In an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Accra, Nana Oye Lithur, the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, described the forum as a platform for exchange of experiences and successful practices in national policies. “This event will thus offer opportunities for co-production of knowledge through presentations by, and discussions among all policy-makers and stakeholders inv

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Ghana needs entrepreneurship revolution – Prof. Tsamenyi

Ghana needs entrepreneurship revolution  Prof Tsamenyi



A Ghanaian Professor of Management Accounting at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), Prof. Matthew Tsamenyi, says the country needs an entrepreneurship revolution that will produce innovative men and women in the business sector to drive economic development to higher levels. Producing such innovative entrepreneurs should begin from higher institutions which have the training capacities and capabilities, he noted. Prof. Tsamenyi told the Daily Graphic at the Osei Tutu II Centre for Executive Education and Research (OTCEER) in Kumasi after the CEIBS had introduced its Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) to prospective applicants from the Ashanti Region. He noted that an entrepreneur who was not innovative c

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MCE urges private sector to engage assemblies in financial governance

MCE urges private sector to engage assemblies in financial governance



Private sector organizations have been urged to participate in the programmes and activities of  Metropolitan, Municipal  and District Assemblies (MMDAs), to promote  effective revenue management and its utilization for development. Mr Gordon Asubonteng, Dormaa Central Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), made the call in a speech read for him at a day’s Stakeholders Consultative Meeting and the  launch of a one-year project on Proper Financial Accountability and Transparency by the Assembly at Dormaa-Ahenkro. The meeting was jointly organised by Global Media Foundation (GLOMEF), a Sunyani-based Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Media Advocacy Organisation, and Gifts FM, a community radio station at Dormaa-Ahenkro. The project is being fun

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Ghana’s decentralization is constitutional – Prof Ahwoi

Ghanas decentralization is constitutional  Prof Ahwoi



Prof. Kwamena Ahwoi Professor Kwamena Ahwoi,  Lecturer at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) on Thursday stressed that decentralization is no longer government policy, but constitutional directive backed by legal sanctions. He asked various departments decentralized into the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to conform with operational framework to ensure that the concept achieve desire goals and objectives. Prof Ahwoi, a local government expert, stated this at the opening session of a day’s workshop for heads of department for Urban Roads in Sunyani. It was organised by the Local Government Service, and aimed at sensitizing participants drawn from all the 10 regions in country o

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Ghana Home away from home

This was the fourth trip Kwesi and I did together to Accra. Kwesi has gone each year but I missed a few in betweenThe plants around Kwesi39s mom39s house are beautiful.We spent about ten days visiting in Accra with Kwesi39s mom and also touching base with Faustina the director of True Vision Ghana TVG www.truevisionghana.org. Fausti and I managed to get a shopping day in to buy craft

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A2 Travel Blog 4

The culture of Ghana is unique and valued within the country by its people. The art that is displayed within the society of Ghana is known throughout the world and is known to be specially crafted. Some of the crafts include weaving wood carving pottery making etc. There are some crafts that are to be done by only men and others for women. Multiple crafts that the make can be sold to make mone

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travel blog 4 A6

Linkhttpatheism.about.comlibraryworldAJblGhanaTraditional.htmThe dominant religion in Ghana is Christianity. This faith differs from Christianity by the family loyalty and the local mores. also the heads of the families were the ones that were in charge with towns and problems within the community. they try to keep balance so that when the time comes they are strong and can defend their s

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Guess who has malaria and typhoid

This girl Actually it39s really not that bad all things considered. I spiked a fever on Saturday after writing that last blog entry and basically felt like I had the flu by 9am so I went to the clinic to get some bloodwork done. I suspected that I had typhoid but it was a bit of a surprise that I have malaria as well.I actually consider myself fortunate typhoid is pretty easy to treat an

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Ghana week five

I can39t believe it39s already Saturday again The days here are so long but the weeks fly by.Last Sunday brook one of the other volunteers here wasn39t feeling so hot. We all have gotten on and off sick with GI bugs here and there but she actually spiked a fever so we decided to go to the clinic. Sundays are days of worship here mass on Sunday typically goes from 9am to 1 or 2 pm a

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10 Steps to Secure Your Startup

Image courtesy of: katelynjamesblog.com Startup culture is inherently fast-paced. Changes come in an instant, and the only thing that’s guaranteed is that no two days are alike. Where some startup owners stray off course, however, is when they sacrifice scrupulousness for novelty. Remember: Detail and innovation are not mutually exclusive terms. Just because you take a risk or rewire your vision doesn’t necessarily mean you have to desert the footing you have already achieved. From macro to micro, here are ten things you can do to help secure your young business while minimizing losses and maximizing progress: Get familiar with NDAs. Non-disclosure agreements are commonplace in any industry that involves a fair clump of contract work and consulting agreements. When you’re getting off the ground, you might need a designer to mock up a logo, or a coder to put together a website. Whatever the case may be, have them sign an NDA. It’s a simple insurance policy that can help you avoid any sticky situations down the line. Trademark your property. The pace of information transit is only increasing. Industry players can tune into each other’s progress at the drop of a hat. And whether it’s happenstance or not, you’re bound to run into other entrepreneurs who are sculpting similar, if not identical projects to yours. Trademark your intellectual property so you’re not too late to the party. Protect your home base. Whether it’s your living room or an office space, it’s always wise to install some type of security measure. Every industry has a few bad eggs, and the startup world is no different. It’s unlikely, but not impossible, to experience a physical security breach – particularly if you have a big idea. If you really want to seal your workspace, check out a security/automation system like ADT Pulse. Read up on cyber fraud. You’ll find hucksters in just about every corner of the Internet. Know how to identify the difference between a reliable web service and a sketchy imitator. If your product is web-based, get your coding up to snuff. And remember: test, test, test. Figure out how to compromise your own security before someone else does. Then go back and fix it. Know your employees. If you’re more than just a one-person operation, you should make a point to get to know your team. You picked them for a reason, and chances are they’re the trustworthy people you knew you were hiring from the get-go. But how many horror stories have we heard about so-called reliable co-workers with secrets to share? Protect your customers. Your customers are your most valued asset. Make sure they’re accommodated, protected and appeased. If in any instance you lose hold of their personal information or bank account details, you’ll lose more than just their patronage. Always be mindful of your credibility. Organize your documents. Even in the digital age, many standard business practices still operate on paper. You’re bound to accumulate some stationery, so find a way to separate the important from the not-so-important. Protect your most sensitive documents with a key and lock. Furnish accordingly. There’s a certain attraction and idealization associated with running your startup out of your basement, garage or living room. That’s how all the great names got their starts, right? True, sometimes it’s smartest to work out of the home, but be ultra-careful with your setup. Don’t leave half-empty drinks sitting near your computer, don’t overspend and don’t burn yourself out just because you can. Give yourself some free time to have home be home – not work. Hire outside help. If you need a piece of safety that’s outside of your wheelhouse, don’t be scared to ask around for help. There are plenty of specialists who are willing to help small businesses with everything from storefront security to cyber protection. Find insurance. Once you have solidified your business, you will want to look into liability insurance. Otherwise, if someone slips and falls in your place of work, you could have to pony up for some serious repercussions. Depending on what industry you’re in, you will want to explore the terms and conditions for additional types of insurance. It’s not particularly exciting stuff, but it’s an absolute must-do. There you have it: ten steps to securing your startup no matter which way you take your business. Of course, it doesn’t end there. There’re plenty of other things you can do to protect your ideas without limiting your scope. Feel free to drop a line in the comments about what you’re doing to buckle up!

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Get Out of a VXX Short Position

Although I think VXX will go down in the long term, I believe it will go up in the near future.

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ValueClick (VCLK) is in a Bullish Cup and Handle Formation

Valueclick is a company I’ve profiled before, and it caught my attention once again today after I saw the trade action in it on Friday afternoon. After holding in a pretty tight trading range most of the day on Friday 1/10, between 22.95 and 22.79, at 2:45pm it started rapidly rising from 22.80 to 23.30 by the close. That .50 cent move was a 2% move in the stock, and was the largest move in the stock since it fell into a consolidation after a bullish 4 session rally to end 2013. Yesterday’s price volatility expansion is a bullish tell that some large buyer was trying to take a position in the stock. So what could be behind this? Earnings aren’t due out until Feb 13. My guess is that some news could be coming in the next several days regarding VCLK’s planned sale of their owned and operated web sites. After its last earnings report in November, shares initially dropped on disappointing earnings, but when the company announced during its conference call that it planned to sell some of its owned and operated web sites, VCLK shares began to rally. Then in December, VCLK announced they entered “into a definitive with InterActiveCorp (IACI) to sell O&O in an all-cash transaction, expected to close by Jan 2014.” No terms of the deal were disclosed, so IMO the financial benefit to VCLK hasn’t really been reflected in the shares yet. You may argue that the shares have moved about $2 since the November announcement, and that qualifies as the reaction in the shares, but I tend to believe that the company could see a much larger windfall from the transaction. Taking a look at the chart I’ve included, VCLK also has formed a cup and handle formation, a bullish pattern that is probably the most followed and believed technical pattern of all. If the stock is able to sustain a move over $23, then the upside target for the cup and handle breakout would be around $27 per share, which represents 17% upside from current levels The Trade: Long VCLK on a close above $23 Stop @ 22 (below rising trendline) Target = $27 Reward/risk = 4:1

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Trading HYLD on monthly dividend dip and catching subsequent rise

This ETF. Pays close to 8 percent dividend monthly. It is an actively managed high yield bond ETF . Buy after ex dividend date monthly on dip. Catch monthly dividend and subsequent rise. This is the best performing high yield bond ETF. It has out performed JNK and HYG.

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Netflix (NFLX) in Free Fall after H&S Top

Netflix (NFLX) recently formed a Head and Shoulders bearish top pattern, and validated the pattern when it broke below the neckline of the pattern at $353. The breakdown occurred on a gap down and that gap down initially saw a fair amount of short covering/buying, but it’s becoming evident that there are no real buyers in the stock because it’s falling further and forming lower lows and lower highs – the definition of a downtrend. I project a downward price target on the H&S pattern to be $323, which is $10 below the current price of $333. Combine that with a longer term bearish MACD divergence that’s been in place since price rose from $310 on 12/5/13 to $384 on 12/24/13. If that divergence trades out, then we will see price drop all the way down to $310 which would be a drop down of about $20. I’m a little late in entering short as I would have rather entered on a retest of the neckline back towards 350 but it does not look like that is going to happen. The trade: Short NFLX @ $333 Target = $310 Stop = 345 Reward/Risk = 2:1

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Pioneer TS-W3003D4

$99.0012" Champion Pro Series 600W RMS Car Subwoofer General FeaturesPower Handling 2000 Peak 600W RMS General Features 12" Dual 4 Ohm Champion Series Pro Subwoofer IMPP composite seamless woofer cone Dual-layer elastic polymer surround Spring-loaded speaker terminal posts Perfect for a ported or sealed enclosure Features larger magnet combined with a dual spider design Frequency Response: 20-80 Hz Top-mount depth: 6-9/10" Sensitivity: 96 dB

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Clarion NX404

$539.992-DIN DVD Multimedia Station with Built-in Navigation and 6.2-inch Touch Panel ControlGeneral Features General features: DVD/CD receiver with 6.2" touchscreen and AM/FM tuner fits double-DIN (4" tall) dash openings internal amp (18 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 watts peak x 4 channels) built-in Parrot Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control Clarion CCA771 cable and Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter required for viewing video content from Lightning devices Clarion CCA750 cable required for viewing video content from older Apple devices MirrorLink compatibility for select Android devices — requires optional CCA770 or CCA771 adapter Pandora control through iPhone and Android plays lossless FLAC audio files from your flash drive remote control Navigation features: maps of United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, plus 11 million points of interest text-to-speech announces actual street names at turns lane guidance and junction view 3D representations of select buildings, landmarks, and terrain Audio/video features: plays CDs, DVDs, and USB drives 3-band parametric EQ with 4 presets low- and high-pass filters bass boost dual-zone A/V output Expandability: inputs: dual rear USB inputs; front 3.5mm input; rear RCA A/V input; rear-view camera input outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear, subwoofer); video output Other information: CEA-2006 compliant compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)

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Pioneer CD-IU52

$29.00USB to Lightning Cable for iPhone/iPodGeneral Features General Features: USB to Lightning Interface Cable Designed for iPod and iPhone devices Automotive grade USB connection for audio playback for Apple smartphones and iPods with lightning connector Designed for optimal USB device charging Cable Length: 1 ft. 8 in. Adapter free control via receiver interface

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MTX T9515-22

$799.9515" 2000W Dual 2-Ohm SubwooferGeneral Features 15" subwoofer Dual 2-ohm Voice Coils Power range: 200-1000 watts RMS Sensitivity: 87.1 dB Frequency response: 31.9-150 Hz Top-mount depth: 10.737" Voice coil: 4.0" Magnet weight: 260oz Priced per speaker

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MTX T9512-22

$699.9512" 2000W Dual 2-Ohm SubwooferGeneral Features 12" subwoofer Dual 2-ohm Voice Coils Power range: 200-1000 watts RMS Sensitivity: 84.7 dB Frequency response: 36.4-150 Hz Top-mount depth: 9.737" Voice coil: 4.0" Magnet weight: 260oz Priced per speaker

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