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Rising number of people using Uber for hospital trips

Hey Uber, let’s go to the ER! Ambulance use has plunged at least 7 percent nationally since the ride-sharing app hit the market, according to a new study. Researchers compared the number of ambulance rides taken before Uber launched to after it became available in 766 cities in 43 states …

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Ghana-Namibia Friendship Association inaugurated – Starr Fm

A Ghana-Namibia Friendship Association has been launched in Accra to promote friendly relations and non-governmental co-operation between the peoples of the two countries. The association intends to promote people to people exchanges, collaborations for joint ventures, cultural exchanges, joint trade missions, networking and business contacts and educational exchange programs. It …

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Expats charged $100k to sit with Akufo-Addo

Expatriates who work in Ghana were recently charged $100, 000 to sit on the same table with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the Member of Parliament for Asawase, Muntaka Mubarak has revealed in Parliament. According to Hon. Mubarak, the Trade Minister sold access to the president at US$ 100,000 during …

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Gov’t proposes 100% increment in passport forms

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has called for a hundred percent increment in the price of ordinary passport application form. This means the cost of the ordinary passport application form will increase to GHc100 from GHc50 if the proposal to the Finance Ministry is accepted. Even though it is unclear …

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Fifa threaten to kick Spain out of World Cup

Larrea told AS: “The meeting will be informative and, in no case, punitive. No-one is going to take Spain out of the World Cup. It’s impossible and never been talked about. It’s the final straw when people say things like that. “It won’t happen. What do these people want: that Spain are …

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150,000 jobs to be created – Akufo-Addo

One hundred and fifty thousand jobs are expected to be realised from the construction stage to the operational stage of the Marine Drive Project, President Akufo-Addo has disclosed. Expressing his appreciation to all who have, in diverse ways, helped to ensure that the Marine Drive Tourism Enclave becomes reality, the …

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Brazil football federation president Marco Polo del Nero suspended by FIFA

FIFA has suspended Brazil football federation (CBF) president Marco Polo del Nero for 90 days as part of an ethics investigation. Del Nero was provisionally stood down from all football activities by the world governing body, having remained in charge of the CBF despite being charged by American authorities in …

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Shervin Pishevar quits his VC firm over sex misconduct allegations

Silicon Valley billionaire Shervin Pishevar, slammed by a half-dozen sexual misconduct allegations, has resigned from his venture capital firm. Pishevar, an early Uber backer, will no longer be a part of Sherpa Capital as he looks to pursue lawsuits against those he says are trying to defame him, he said …

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Photos: Ghana’s Richmond Boakye-Yiadom wins Red Star Belgrade Player of the Year award

Ghana striker Richmond Boakye has been named Player of the Season by Serbian Superliga Red Star Belgrade.The 24-year-old scooped the award at the club’s gala night on Thursday. Boakye has had a remarkable season at Red Star Belgrade banging in the goals for fun. He managed 15 goals in 13 …

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