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GHPL Week Wrap Up: Checkout The League Table After Matchday 15



Hearts of Oak put their troubled week behind them by beating Ebusua Dwarfs in the Ghana Premier League, thanks to a late goal by Isaac Mensah.

The Phobians, led by Samuel Nii Noi, beat Dwarfs 3-2 at the Accra Sports Stadium.

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Head coach Kosta Papic resigned as well as assistant coach Asare Bediako and the goalkeeper’s trainer Ben Owu which saw Hearts trend for the wrong reasons ahead of the match.

However, the players reacted well to end four games winless run. Victor Aidoo scored a brace as he converted two penalties in the first 19 minutes but Dwarfs drew level courtesy Moro Sumaila and Dennis Korsah-Akoumah, who scored a penalty of his own.

The game looked destined to end in a stalemate but Isaac Mensah found the net in the 93rd minute with a fine strike.

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Elsewhere, Ahmed Toure scored two goals on his debut for Medeama, who beat Elmina Sharks 2-1 at the Nduom Sports Stadium.

There were reports of Sharks’ fans attacking referee Eric Owusu Prempeh after the game.

Another debutant, Hans Kwofie found the net. His goal helped Legon Cities earn a point at Bechem United.

READ ALSO: Hearts of Oak: ‘Every Professional Coach Will Feel Uncomfortable At Hearts’ – Kosta Papic Reveals Why He left After 3 Months

Dreams suffered their first defeat in eight games at Berekum Chelsea, which recorded a 1-0 victory.

Karela United moved four points clear at the top with a 2-0 home win against Liberty Professionals.

Great Olympics lost 1-0 at Techiman against Eleven Wonders. The win is Wonders’ first since matchday 10 and are out of the relegation zone.

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On Saturday, Inter Allies recorded a 1-0 win against WAFA to end their seven-game winless run while Ashgold hammered Aduana Stars 4-0 on Friday.

Kotoko were not in action over the weekend with their game against King Faisal postponed due to Caf Confederation Cup duty.

READ ALSO: Richard Kingson, “Olele” Named Hearts of Oak’s Goalkeepers’ Trainer

Results of matchday 15 games below:

AshantiGold 4-0 Aduana Stars

Inter Allies 1-0 WAFA

Karela United 2-0 Liberty Professionals

Elmina Sharks 1-2 Medeama

Berekum Chelsea 1-0 Dreams FC

Eleven Wonders 1-0 Great Olympics

Bechem United 1-1 Legon Cities

Hearts of Oak 3-2 Ebusua Dwarfs

Asante Kotoko v King Faisal – postponed

Checkout the table below




What governments all over the world are doing after COVID



What governments all over the world are doing after COVID in 2022.

One of the most important ways that societies intervene to buffer the adverse consequences of socioeconomic disadvantage is through the provision of social assistance. Social assistance refers to government programs that provide a minimum level of income support to individuals and households living in poverty.

When people talk about people receiving public assistance – food stamps, disability, unemployment payments, and other government help – they often have stereotypes and inaccurate perceptions of who those people are and what their lives are like.

This view of some people is affecting policy for the growing ranks of our nation’s poor, says a new report from a joint project from Save the Children and the Center for American Progress. The report compares the U.S. means of measuring economic opportunity and poverty with the experience of other countries, including five peer nations on the same income scale. It shows that people in many peer countries are given assistance as a matter of public policy, and these nations tend to view welfare programs as a short-term emergency measure.

Many countries like the U.S and spend significantly more taxpayer money on assistance than peer countries. After a few years of assistance, people on welfare in the U.S. have a much more difficult time finding jobs, according to the recent National Survey of Transitional Assistance Providers. These programs lend support either in the form of direct cash transfers or through a variety of in-kind benefits (e.g. food stamps and rent subsidies). Social assistance has been shown to strengthen the purchasing power of the poor and raise their material standards of living.

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However, the government does not provide these social assistance programs to ensure marginalized populations are treated fairly, the report says. In fact, U.S. policy determines participation by significant factors, such as the stigma associated with poverty.

Many social programs determine eligibility before a person’s need for support. They include the U.S. Earned Income Tax Credit, which provides an additional tax refund to working families. Similarly, these benefits are made available only to the poor, as with food stamps and Medicaid eligibility. The report finds positive signs.

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Throughout the world, government assistance helps increase your odds of getting a job, incorporates receiving benefits (by lowering the barriers to receive), raises your wages, and reduces the chances of falling into poverty. This means people who receive the assistance are less likely to experience long-term poverty.

Some nations take a deliberate approach to the provision of social assistance because they view the social support system as integral to promoting social and economic mobility. In many cases, straight into the workforce programs and an expansion.

Access to jobs is crucial to moving families out of poverty. Unemployment and disability, for example, only benefit people when they work. A policy reform could make the social safety net more effective.

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Nigeria Warns Of Possible Eid Al-Fitr Bomb Attacks



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Nigeria’s secret police have warned of possible bomb attacks during celebrations for Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

In a statement, spokesperson Peter Afunanya said the Department of State Services (DSS) had uncovered a plot by suspected gangs to carry out attacks on critical infrastructure, places of worship and recreation centres.

The warning comes after recent explosions at bars in the north-eastern states of Taraba and Yobe that killed several people.

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A splinter faction of Boko Haram known as Islamic State West Africa Province (Iswap) said it carried out the attacks.



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Russia Cuts Off Gas Supplies To Bulgaria And Poland



Russia Cuts Off Gas Supplies To Bulgaria And Poland

The Russian energy giant Gazprom says it has cut off all gas deliveries to both Bulgaria and Poland after both countries refused to start paying for the supplies in roubles.

Earlier, both Polish and Bulgarian energy providers said they had received official notices from the Russian gas supplier that deliveries were due to be cut.

Gazprom’s announcement comes after some confusion earlier this morning, when data showed gas supplies into Poland through Belarus temporarily reduced to zero before resuming.

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Bulgaria’s gas network had also said the country was still receiving Russian gas as of this morning.

We are yet to see any data of gas volumes into Poland or Bulgaria since Gazprom’s announcement just now.




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