The Mirror WhatsApp groups: A necessary nuisance

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The_Mirror_22_01_2016Incessant messages from a WhatsApp Group Chat can be irritating, especially when the conversation is of no relevance to the receiver but it looks like the WhatsApp groups have become the fastest and easiest way to receive news and other forms of information.
Unlike Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social media platforms where users have to log in to check updates, notifications from a WhatsApp group pop up immediately they are sent; all the user needs is an active data connection.
General information and jokes about fairly recent topical issues like the Anas video on the judges and the ex-Guantanamo Bay detainees in Ghana spread with incalculable speed mainly through Whatsapp groups chats, thereby igniting a lot of conversations among users.

Rev. Clement Anchebah

…Shepherd of souls

Some people travel to their National Service stations and return with various baggage, wither they desert their stations, get married, or leave behind many unwanted stories, babies not the least.
Others become change agents who leave indelible footprints several decades after performing that civic duty to the State.
Rev. Clement Anchebah belongs to the latter. Having been posted to the Upper West Region after completing his course at the Kwame Nkrumah University University of Science and Technology (KNUST), he decided to kill two birds with one stone.
He decided to practice the animal husbandry programme he pursued at the university, and for which posted to that station in the first place, and also to preach the gospel to his people.

Les Femmes for awards show

When the Ghana Hotels Association (GHA) holds its first national awards ceremony at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel in Accra tomorrow, January 23, the performance of the all-women Les Femmes band is likely to be one of the delightful items on the programme for guests.
The band has been active since the latter part of 2014 and have played at a variety of corporate and private functions, mainly in the nation’s capital.
They won a lot of hearts at the recent Savanna Girl Talk concert with Efya and regular patrons of the +233 Jazz Bar and Grill get to enjoy their wide repertoire on Wednesday nights.”We are always glad for any opportunity for more people to see us play. We groove like any other good band so we welcome everyone to come by and hear us anytime they catch wind of us playing anywhere,” keyboardist, Sita Korley told The Mirror.

Man pays for food with heroin

Indiana police said a man paying for his McDonald’s food accidentally handed a bag of herion to a drive-through worker along with his money.
The LaPorte City Police report of the incident said an employee at the McDonald’s in LaPorte took money from a male driver who appeared intoxicated and she sorted the bills to discover a green plastic baggie containing a “rock-like substance.”
Police said the substance “appeared to be heroin” and later testing confirmed the presence of the drug.
LaPorte Metro Operations Coordinator, Harlan Williams, said police are reviewing surveillance footage from the fast food restaurant in an attempt to identify the three men in the car.


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