Author: Sikkafm

The phrase, “If it must be done, it must be done well”, has motivated most people in doing what is expected of them positively without any regret. The advancement of technology has made the world a global home, hence improving the effectiveness of digitization. Social media has come to stay, with Twitter as a subsidiary application whose primary purpose is to connect people and allow people to share their thoughts with a big audience. To connect to this widely scattered audience, you need to have an influence. Influencing simply means, impacting either positively or negatively to achieve a goal. Twitter…

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Prior to his speech today, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia had not said a word about government’s controversial tax measure, the 1.5 percent Levy on electronic transactions. Not a single word. The Levy, introduced in the 2022 budget read by Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta, has been touted as a game-changer by government functionaries as it struggled to go through Parliament. Government said it expects to raise about 6.9 billion cedis from the tax, which has now, according to Deputy Finance Minister Dr John Kumah, been revised to 4.5 billion cedis. The first time it was tabled in Parliament, it was…

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I completed the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) in June 2010. I had gone to journalism school after secondary school. Prior to that, I hadn’t received any training in journalism. In 2011, when the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) held its journalism awards to honour outstanding journalistic works for 2010, I won three awards, including the Most Promising Journalist of the Year. When the GJA held its awards ceremony in 2012 to recognise outstanding works from 2011, I received four awards, including the overall Best Journalist of the Year. This was a year after I left journalism school. In 2013, I carried out the GYEEDA…

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“And he said unto them, ‘Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but God hath showed me that I should not call any man common or unclean’,” Acts 10:28. A person is likely to naturally relate to people who are most agreeable to him. Sometimes, it is easier to relate to people who are just like ourselves. Peter was so rigid in his understanding of leadership that he restricted his ministry to a small group of Jews. But God had a…

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An Irish Catholic organization is seeking a ban on the release of a new film featuring a lesbian nun. Upcoming movie Benedetta, from Basic Instinct director Paul Verhoeven and film company Mubi, is set to be released on April 15 – aka Good Friday. Benedetta tells the story of real-life 17th-century woman who becomes entangled in an affair with another nun in her convent, before their romance is discovered by the church. To further complicate things, Benedetta appears to be marked by stigmata – the miraculous appearance of Jesus Christ’s wounds on a person’s body. Loosely based on a true…

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Tesla boss Elon Musk has admitted he is “not sure” his takeover bid for social media firm Twitter will be successful. He made the comments at a conference just hours after revealing that he had offered to buy the company for $54.20 a share, valuing the firm at $41bn. Also on Thursday, Twitter’s chief executive told employees that the company was evaluating the approach. Parag Agrawal also reportedly said at the staff meeting that the company was not being “held hostage” by the offer. Speaking at the TED2022 conference in Vancouver, Mr Musk said: “I am not sure that I…

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The issue was not only affecting iPhones, but iPads as well. It comes after customers began reporting problems to Apple after iOS 15.4 was released on March 14. The tech giant admitted that there is some battery drain immediately after installing an update but revealed it is normal. Apparently, it’s because apps are still settling in with the new software. And it can take up to 48 hours for the system to adjust. Given that Apple has included battery drain in iOS 15.4.1, we can assume things still didn’t improve for some users. The latest version also fixes the usual stuff, like…

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Robots have been given fingertips that can “feel” like human skin. Machines can beat the world’s best chess player but until now could not handle a chess piece as well as an infant. This lack of robot dexterity is partly because artificial grippers lack the fine tactile sense of the human fingertip to guide our hands when we handle objects. Scientists at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory have now developed a highly sensitive 3D-printed fingertip mesh of pin-size sensors similar to the papillae in human skin. Prof Nathan Lepora, of Bristol University, said: “Our work helps uncover how the complex internal structure of…

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A Russian warship that was damaged by an explosion on Wednesday has sunk, Russia’s defence ministry has said. Moskva, the flagship of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, was being towed to port when “stormy seas” caused it to sink, according to a ministry message. The 510-crew missile cruiser was a symbol of Russia’s military power, leading its naval assault on Ukraine. Kyiv says its missiles hit the warship. Moscow has not reported any attack. It says the vessel sank after a fire. The blaze caused the explosion of the warship’s ammunition, Russia says, adding that the entire crew were later evacuated…

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Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal told employees Thursday that the company was still evaluating a $43 billion offer by Elon Musk to buy the company and take it private, setting the stage for a potentially drawn-out feud with the world’s richest person. After clips of the songs “I Say A Little Prayer” and “I Want It That Way” by the Backstreet Boys played, Agrawal launched into a 25-minute Q&A session with employees Thursday, according to a person in attendance. He didn’t say when the board would have an answer to Musk’s offer or which way it was leaning, frustrating some who expected a…

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