Remembering Sheikh Rashid

The death of Sheikh Rashid shook the world and many Emirates were really saddened and two years down the line, it looks like just yesterday.

The young man had previously won many trophies and medals for riding endurance races, so Sheikh Rashid’s death left the UAE really in sorrow .

The 33-year-old Prince of Dubai was the eldest son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai and also the Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates. According to the United Arab Emirates’ official state news agency, the Prince of Dubai died from a heart attack this past Saturday morning. No other details were provided as Sheikh Rashid’s funeral continued its three-day mourning period.

“Allah bless the deceased young man … We belong to Allah and to Him we shall return,” the Dubai Ruler Court said.

The condition of Sheikh Rashid’s health before his untimely death has not been discussed in reports, although the UAE National Olympic Committee (UAE NOC) noted the Prince of Dubai loved multiple sports including soccer and horse riding.

“Sheikh Rashid has left behind a brilliant sports career achieved during his lifetime,” said UAE NOC vice president Abdul Rahman Al Owais.

Back in 2006, Shiekh Rashid won two gold medals riding in endurance races at the Asian Olympics. The young man was also part of the team which won a gold medal. According to Albawaba, he also won “trophies in big equestrian events including titles at the Lutzenberg ride over 130km; the Endurance Challenge in Switzerland in 1998, the Italian 160km Endurance Championship in 2000; and the Bazilio 102km Endurance Championship in Spain the same year.”

Ranking: The best Secondary schools from Ghana’s 10 Regions

Key among the indicators used by AB Review were the number of students with pass marks from A1 to C6, as well as the best average percentile of students compared to the number registered for the West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in the last five years.

1. Greater Accra – Presbyterian Boys Senior High School 


The school comfortable edged all contenders in the capital after averaging  an 82.22% pass rate, with St. Mary’s, Achimota Secondary School and Accra Academy all lagging behind.


2. Ashanti Region – Opoku Ware Senior High School

They emerged as the best school in the Ashanti Region after surprisingly beating off competition from neighbours Prempeh College. Opoku Ware averaged a 92.52% pass rate.


3. Eastern Region – St. Peter’s Senior High School 

They made light work of Saint Roses Senior High, Pope John Senior High and Koforidua Secondary Technical to emerge as the best school in the Eastern Region with an average pass rate of  87.45%.


4. Volta Region – Bishop Herman Senior High School

The likes of Mawuli Senior High, Ola Girls and Keta Senior High were all left lagging, with Bishop Herman stealing a match to the crown with an average pass rate of 65.02.

5. Western Region – Archbishop Porter Girls’ Senior High School 


The girls school has dominated the region for sometime now, and their average pass rate of 79.04% kept that status intact.


6. Central Region – Wesley Girls’ Senior High School

They have been the best in the Region for quite a long time now, having seen their students produce some of the best grades across the country. Their average pass rate of 90% sees them stand out in the Region.


7. Brong-Ahafo Region – James Seminary Senior High School 


The school emerged the best in Ghana with an average pass rate of 99.22%, making their standing as the best in the Region a mere formality.


8. Northern Region – Ghana Senior High 


The school just managed to top in the Region after garnering an average pass rate of 68.38%.

9. Upper East Region – Notre Dame  Seminary Senior High School

With an average pass rate of 81.29, the school is ranked as the best in the Region.

10. Upper West Region – St. Francis Xavier Jnr Seminary 

They topped the Region with an impressive pass rate of 94.19, making them the second best in the country.

Everything you need to know about the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus launched alongside a host of other devices to mark the 10th anniversary of Apple smartphones. As expected, it was a huge launch event, but our guide strips away the claptrap and tells you what you really need to know about the iPhone 8’s release date, price and specs now it’s all official.

Apple’s very first iPhone launched way back in 2007, re-shaping the landscape of mobile phones forever more. Now we’re 10 years on and Apple has massively revamped the iPhone line-up with the new iPhone 8.

Read on for key details of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, but first, here are some quick links to help you navigate to all the other new products Apple launched.

iPhone 8 Release Date – When does it come out?

This is always the million-dollar question after an Apple launch event: when does the next iPhone come out?

The good news is, we now know when we’ll be able to get our paws on one of the year’s most eagerly anticipated new smartphones.

At its launch event, Apple revealed that the iPhone 8 would go up for pre-order on September 15, ahead of a final release date of September 22.

 As ever with a new Apple handset, demand is expected to exceed supply, so if you’ve got your heart set on either the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, we’d recommend registering your interest right away.
iPhone 8 Price – How much will the new iPhone cost?

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus come available in two different storage models, meaning there are a handful of price points to take in.

The iPhone 8 costs £699 SIM-free for the 64GB version, rising to £849 for the 256GB variant.

Things get even more eye-watering when it comes to the iPhone 8 Plus, with the 64GB Apple phablet costing £799, and the 256GB model going for a whopping £949 off-contract.

iPhone 8 Specs and Design – What’s new?

 

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus both feature a raft of new specs – and a slightly tweaked look.

 Both now feature a glass back and front, with Apple saying the devices use “the most durable glass” in the smartphone world, though they haven’t revealed quite what this means. More interestingly, perhaps, the glass back paves the way for the pair of support Qi wireless charging, which represents a major step forward for the iPhone. As you’d expect, the iPhone 8 Plus is the larger of the two devices, with a 4.7-inch Retina screen, while the iPhone 8 Plus measures a larger 5.5 inches.

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However, they stop short of featuring an OLED screen, as some had predicted, and instead retain the same IPS screen found on older iPhones. The 3.5mm headphone jack is still gone, though, which may continue to irk audio buffs.

Under the hood, there’s Apple’s new A11 Bionic processor, which the company says comes with a host of performance benefits. And in terms of camera specs, the iPhone 8 features a 12-megapixel primary camera, while the iPhone 8 Plus features a more impressive dual-lens setup that pairs a 12-megapixel rear ƒ/1.8 lens with a telephoto ƒ/2.8 lens.

Focus on the Midfield Dynamo in Kojokrom: Gilbert Adams aka Nat

Talking of the best midfielder in the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis, one name which is likely to soar really high is that of Gilbert Adams popularly known as Nat in Kojokrom. His precise passes are always pinpointed and the rate at which he displays his cleverness on the pitch leaves many to wonder where this lad comes from.

A search for the best and talented players in the whole of Ghana by Betway led by Stephen Appiah saw Nat making the 18 man list among thousands of players from the whole the country.

His displays and skills are something you can’t take away from the young midfield dynamo. Hence the main reason Kojokrom.com is throwing more light on our own.

Congratulations boss. We look forward to seeing you at the very top in no time.

The top 10 Wealthiest Politicians in Singapore

Over the years, more and more politicians have made a good name for themselves due to their hard working and it has helped increase their total wealth. It does not matter how they attained their status of being rich or wealthy, be it through inheritance or working for it.

Here is a brief overview of the wealthiest politician in Singapore 2017;

10. George Yeo

Net worth:$19 million

George Yeo is the politician from Singapore and the current Chancellor of the Nalanda University and the also the member of the Governing Board of the Nalanda University. He is also the member of the PAP and served as the Minister of Information and Arts, Minister of Trade and Industry, Minister of Health, Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1991 to 2011. George Yeo estimated net worth is US $19 million and he is ranked at number 10 in the list of top 10 richest politician of Singapore.

9. Charles Chong

Net worth:$23 million

Charles Chong is the politician from Singapore and the current member of the governing PAP and the member of the parliament and serving as the Deputy Speaker of the Singapore Parliament. Previously he also had been served as the chairman of the NPCC which governs the National Civil Defense and the Cadet Corps. Charles Chong estimated net worth is US $21 million and he is ranked at No. 9 in the list of top 10 richest politician of Singapore.

8. Vivian Balakrishnan

Net worth:$26 million

Vivian Balakrishnan is the Singaporean politician and the current Foreign Minister of Singapore and politically affiliated with the PAP. He also holds the charge of the office of Smart Nation Programme. Previously he also had been appointed as the Minister of Environment and water resources in the Singapore cabinet, minister of youth and sports, minister of Community Development and as the minister of Communication, Information and arts. Vivian Balakrishnan estimated net worth is US $26 million and he is ranked at number 8 in the list of top 10 richest politician of Singapore.

7. Low Yen Ling

Net worth:$31 million

Low Yen Ling is the Singapore female politician. She is the current Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of the Family and Social Development since October 2013. She entered into politics in 2011 and joined the PAP governing party and became the member of the Parliament from the Bukit Gombak division. Prior to her political career, she handled the commercial account at the United Overseas Bank and Keppel Tatlee Bank from 1996 to 2000. Low Yen estimated net worth is US $ 31 million and she is ranked at number 7 in the list of top 10 richest politician of Singapore.

6. Chiam See Tong

Net worth:$37 million

Chiam See Tong is a Singaporean lawyer and politician and the longest serving opposition leader of the Singapore Parliament and represents the Potong Paisr constituency in the parliament from 1984 to 2011. He was the founding member of the SDP Singapore Democratic Party and he left the party prior to the 1997 general election and joined the SPP Singapore People’s Party. Cham See estimated net worth is US $ 37 million and he is ranked at number 6 in the list of top 10 richest politician of Singapore.

5. Grace Fu

Net worth:$49 million

Grace Fu is a Singaporean female politician and a member of the governing party PAP. She is also the current Minister of the Youth, Culture and Community. She is only the second female politician of Singapore history after Lim Hwee to hold the full status of Minister. She started her professional career as an auditor with the Overseas Union Bank from 1985 to 1988 and later she joined the Haw Par Group in 1991 where she was responsible for financial control, business development and the corporate planning. Grace Fu estimated net worth is US $49 million and she is ranked at number 5 in the list of top 10 richest politician of Singapore.

4. Goh Chok Tong

Net worth:$61.7 million

Goh Chok is  the current member of the governing People’s Action party. He also served as the second Prime Minister of the Singapore from 1990 to August 2004. He also served as the senior minister in the cabinet and also the Chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

Before entering into politics, he worked as the Planning and Projects Manager in the Neptune Orient Lines which was a shipping company and quickly he become Managing Director of NOL and the company achieved the most impressive financial results under his leadership. Goh Chok estimated net worth is US $ 61.7 million and he is ranked at No. 4 in the list of top 10 richest politician of Singapore.

3. Tharman Shanmugaratnam

Net worth:$67 million

Tharman Shanmugaratnam is a member of the governing party People’s Action Party and has served as the Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore since 2011. Tharman is also the current chairman of the Singapore Monetary Authority. Previously he  served as the Minister of education for 5 years from 2003 to 2008 and the Minister of Finance for 8 years from 2007 to 2015 and has been the member of the Singapore Parliament since 2001. Tharman Shanmugaratnam estimated net worth is US $ 67 million and he is ranked third in the list of top 10 richest politician of Singapore.

2. Teo Chee Hean

Net worth:$72.5 million

Teo Chee Hean is the current member of the governing People’s Action Party. He is also currently serving as the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister in-Charge of the Civil Service and the Coordinating minister of the National Security. He previously also served as the Minister of Defense, Minister of Home Affairs, Minister of Environment, Minister of Education and has been the member of the Singapore Parliament since 1992. Teo Chee estimated net worth is US $ 72.5 million and he is ranked at second in the list of top 10 richest politician of Singapore.

1. Lee Hsien Loong

Net worth:$80 million

Lee Hsien is the third and current Prime Minister of Singapore and has been incumbent the Prime Minister office since 2004. Lee Hsien is the eldest son of the former Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew. Before he became the Prime Minister of Singapore, he also served as the Minister of Finance, Minister of Trade and Industry and the Deputy Prime Minister. He is married to the Ho Ching and she is the CEO of the Temasek Holdings since 2002 and she is also listed as the 59th most powerful women of the world. Lee Hsien estimated net worth is US $80 million and he is ranked at first in the list of top 10 richest politician of Singapore.

Over 36,000 Students who Failed BECE Papers to Resit

The Ghana Education Service (GES) says all BECE candidates who failed their Maths and Science papers will have to resit their papers before getting placement into the senior high school.

So far, a little over 36,000 candidates have failed their papers with thousand others who passed with good to average grades having issues getting placement. “Students who did resits are part of the students going to school this year. If you don’t get in you have an opportunity to resit and be part of the students placed next year” Deputy education minister, Yaw Osei Adutwum has revealed.

Checks indicate that most BECE candidates are either not getting the schools of their choice or not being placed at all despite scoring good or average grades in the just ended BECE.

It is against this backdrop that the Ghana Education Service (GES) has launched what it terms to be a new and efficient CSSPS website which will solely take care of all the placements of candidates.

All candidates are to log on to www.cssps.gov.gh for their placement by first imputing their index numbers and other relevant information.

Funny Face Can’t go Beyond 2 minutes – Ex-wife Opens Up

The ex-wife of comedian Funny Face has revealed that their marriage hit the rocks because her former husband lacked stamina in bed.

Elizabeth Adjoa Ntim told FN news that although she advised the actor to deal with the sexual problem, he ignored her.

“I am a beautiful and naturally endowed but unfortunately, Nana Yaw Oduro Boateng could not satisfy me sexually.

“My ex-husband is suffering from early ejaculation and I had cautioned on several occasions but he wouldn’t listen to me,” she said.

Her claim comes on the back of allegations by Funny Face that she cheated on him with as much as 36 men while they still remained a couple.

Funny Face and Adjoa’s marriage lasted for two years spanning from December 2014 to 2016.

Nigerian Pastor Receives the Beatings Of His Life While Trying to Deliver a Mad Man in Lokoja

A controversial pastor who insisted on delivering a mad man in Lokoja, Kogi State capital got the beating of his life. Eyewitnesses also claimed that the pastor is also ‘fond of arranging with people to pretend they are mad, and then claiming he healed them after praying for them’, but today was reportedly a bad day for him.

“A mad man and a pastor fighting this afternoon..the pastor insisted on delivering the mad man and it resulted to serious beating from the mad man.. 😂 pastors and wetin no concern them..according to witnesses.the pastor is fond of arranging with ppl to pretend to be mad and he will now claim healing them.. Today was a wrong day for him..😂”

Dubai Resident Sentenced to jail and fined $135,000 for Insulting Islam on Social Media

It all started when the 31-year-old posted the messages on Facebook and disrespected the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH).

Although he has deleted the messages shortly after, copies were obtained, translated and submitted to the authorities as evidence to be used in the case against him.

The defendant attempted to flee the UAE after posting the messages but was arrested during the attempt. The phone that he posted the messages from was seized.

The complaint was filed last year by an Indian man that read the insulting Facebook content.

The defendant still has a chance to appeal the court ruling within 15 days.

My wife has delivered twins in New York City – Mmebusem

Ghanaian actor, Justice Hymns, aka Mmebusem, has said that his wife has given birth to twins in the US.

YEN.com.gh can report that Mmebusem made the remarks in a video he shared on social media. The actor said his wife, Abena Boatema, delivered twins – a boy and a girl – at a hospital in New York.

“Right now, by God’s grace, she (Abena) has given birth in New York City… I’m happy to announce to you that she has given birth to twins; one girl and one boy. “By God’s grace, I’m praying that she arrives in Ghana, and when she comes – it won’t be long – you will see pictures, and I’ll also drop my music to thank my wife,” he said in the video.