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Who’s cuckoo? Piedmont bird callers make for a chirping good time

PIEDMONT — Piedmont’s 52nd Annual Bird Calling Contest is probably the one night of the year that high school students don’t feel they have to look or act cool. And Friday, the Piedmont High juniors and seniors who took to the stage for the contest looked and sounded downright goofy as they chortled and cawed like butcherbirds and owls. Take …

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Lawsuit filed against UC Berkeley over Ann Coulter event

BERKELEY — A conservative student group filed a lawsuit against UC Berkeley on Monday, following the college’s cancellation of pundit Ann Coulter’s scheduled Thursday visit to the campus. Harmeet Dhillon, attorney for Berkeley College Republicans and Tennessee-based Young America’s Foundation, said last week that her clients “are left with no choice but to seek relief in court from UC Berkeley’s illegal …

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My Word: New Walnut Creek school district would help students, not harm them

On April 21, we released a report outlining a proposal for a new Northgate Unified School District (NUSD) comprising the attendance areas of the five Northgate-area public schools (Northgate High School, Foothill Middle School and the Bancroft, Valle Verde and Walnut Acres elementary schools). Click to read the report. Our proposal seeks a community-based school district that focuses on the …

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Deceased student didn’t die in pool – University of Ghana

Authorities at the Sports Directorate of the University of Ghana have dispelled reports that a final year student drowned in the University swimming pool. According to them, the deceased, Dennis Akoto, received the needed medical attention when he was found unconscious in the pool. The Director of Sports at the University of Ghana, Dr. Bella Bello Bitugu, in an interview …

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NAGRAT threatens demo over SSNIT biometric registration

The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), is threatening to demonstrate if government goes ahead to withhold the salaries of workers without SSNIT biometric registration. According to NAGRAT, the directive is too sudden and will be unfair to the affected teachers. The Ministry of Finance has instructed the Controller and Accountant General’s Department, not to pay salaries to 26,589 employees …

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Fact! Science Marchers Make the Best Signs

Tens of thousands of people protested across the globe Saturday in support of the . And almost all brought handmade signs, amplifying their opinions with humor, creativity, inside jokes and unadultured geekiness. Sure, other marchers have had some great signs. But these marchers, like that kid in the front row of Calc class, have raised the bar. Here’s proof! Click …

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Kufuor Foundation awards scholarship to 20 tertiary students

The John A. Kufuor Foundation (JAKF), a non-profit making organisation, has awarded scholarship to 20 students of various tertiary institutions across the country to undergo a leadership training programme. The beneficiaries who are second-year students pursuing various degree programmes will be supported through their tertiary education, while they also undergo grooming to take up leadership roles. Eleven young women and …

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Graduates urged to use your skills to transform society

Dr. Sazrar Opata, the Board Chairman of the University College of Management Studies (UCOM), on Saturday, urged graduates at the school’s Sixth Congregation to use their knowledge and skills to bring the needed change to the society. He challenged the graduates to be imaginative and not simply conform to the status quo, but pursue their dreams and passions in life. …

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Final year student at UG drowns in swimming pool

A Level 400 student of the University of Ghana (UG) is reported dead after he drowned in the school’s swimming pool on Saturday. The 22-year-old final year student, who has been identified as Dennis Akoto is said to have gone to the poolside for a Saturday afternoon relaxation when the incident happened. The deceased was a student of Economics and …

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