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Ghana signs $66 million agreement with China in respect of James Town Fishing Port Complex



Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta

Ghana and China have signed agreements totaling $66 million to support the Jamestown Fishing Port Complex and the implementation of projects, including the second phase of the University of Health and Allied Sciences.

Under the bilateral agreement, China is providing a grant of about $16.0 Million to Ghana for the implementation of projects including the Phase 2 of the University of Health and Allied Sciences.
As regards the Exchange of Notes on Jamestown Fishing Port Complex, China is providing an amount of about $50 million for the implementation of the Project.

The project is in three major parts, involves the dredging (about 118,000 cubic meters) harbour basin and shipping channels; construction of hydraulic structures (about 1,200 meters) composed of berths, Seawall and a breakwater; and construction of administration, production and supporting facilities, including an office building, kindergarten, trading market, processing area, commercial area and other production and supporting facilities.
The project is expected to enhance the productivity of the fisher folks and create about 1,000 job opportunities for the teeming youth in the community.

Finance Minister Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta signed Ghana and Madam Sun Baohong initialed for China.
Mr. Ofori-Atta said the signing marked another important milestone in the bilateral economic relations between Ghana and the People’s Republic of China as it reaffirmed commitments and determination to broaden and deepen the bilateral cooperation between the two countries.

He said Ghana currently was at a stage in its development trajectory that required massive investments.
“Indeed, if we are to achieve this aspiration, there is the need for that critical mass of resources to push the economy beyond aid right from the onset of the implementation of strategies to get there,” he said.
Mr. Ofori-Atta said the government was striving hard to ensure macroeconomic stability that would help create the enabling environment for accelerated economic growth to catapult Ghana beyond aid.

On her part, Madam Sun said China and Ghana have been very important development partners, saying bilateral trade between Ghana and China last year reached 6.67 billion US Dollars and it ranked sixth among 54 African countries.
“China is Ghana’s largest trading partner and what is worth noting is that Ghana’s export to China surpassed 1.85 billion dollars and registered an increase of over 41 percent,” she said.

Last year, China’s financial investment in Ghana reached $123 million and they have invested in 25 projects, the number of the projects ranked top among all the foreign investment countries.

Madam Sun said China 80 satellite TV project to 300 Ghanaian villages would be implemented in May while the James Town Fishing Port Complex would kick off within this year.

“We are doing feasibility studies on phase two of University of Health and Allied Sciences now and we are going to do the feasibility for Cocoa Processing Project in Sefwi Juaboso, and we have begun the implementation of donation of police vehicles and equipment,” she said.

She said China fully supported Ghana Beyond Aid initiative of the government and we wish that this aspiration will be realized with the help of international partners.

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Pediatrician Gets 79 Years For Sexually Assaulting 31 Children



A former Pennsylvania pediatrician was sentenced to at least 79 years in prison on Monday for the sexual assault of 31 children, most of them patients, in a case that state medical regulators failed to act on nearly two decades ago.

Dr. Johnnie Barto was sentenced on dozens of counts, including aggravated indecent assault and child endangerment,the Los Angeles Times reports

Prosecutors said he spent decades abusing boys and girls in the exam room at his pediatric practice in western Pennsylvania and at local hospitals, with his victims typically ranging in age from 8 to 12. One was an infant.

Nineteen people gave victim impact statements, both in person and through a prosecutor, describing how Barto caused them to feel hopelessness and despair, caused depression and anxiety and instilled a fear of doctors.
Barto’s wife, Linda Barto, was among them.

“He has been lying to me about everything for all of the 52 years I have known him,” she said. “He spent his whole sinister life lying and sneaking around, so he could carry on his abuse uninterrupted.” She said her heart was heavy for the victims.
The attorney general’s office had asked for 31 to 62 years in prison.

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Boeing 737-800 Flight With Faulty Wing Landed In Sochi : Airport



Boeing 737-800 Flight With Faulty Wing Landed In Sochi : Airport

The plane flying from Moscow to Sochi, which encountered a problem with its wing, landed successfully at the Sochi airport, a representative of the airport said.

According to the representative, the Boeing 737-800 aircraft that departed from Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport landed at the Sochi International Airport on Sunday, despite problems with a wing, RIA Novosti reported.

“On final approach for landing, a problem with wing mechanization was identified. There were 106 passengers on the plane. The operational services of Sochi International Airport were put on full alert and met the plane at the place where it stopped,” he said.

Boeing has been facing problems around the worldwide with the use of their planes recently.
Five months after 29th October 2018, when an Indonesian Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX plunged into the Java Sea and claimed the lives of 189 people, another such plane, belonging to Ethiopian Airlines, crashed, killing 157 people. Both accidents took place mere minutes after the planes took off. Later, in response to the accidents, the authorities and airlines around the world grounded the Boeing 737 MAX

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Top 20 Richest Footballers Of 2019 | FULL LIST



Cristiano Ronaldo And Lionel Messi

The football world is a very lucrative sport that is played in over 200 countries worldwide. With more than 250 million people playing this sport, football is also one of the most watched sports nowadays, laying emphasis on the numerous European competitions that interest fans all over the world.

To mention a few; The number one football competition FIFA World Cup, the number one club football competition UEFA Champions League, and the European Top 5 leagues: English Premier League (which is the most watched league in the world), Spanish LaLiga Santander, Italian Serie A, German Bundesliga and French Ligue 1.

The Richest Soccer Players

Given its popularity, there’s no doubt that many footballers were able to snatch millions of dollar worth of contracts with some sports associations and renowned teams. As you’re reading this, you probably already have names popping up in your head as to who will appear on the list of the richest soccer players. But the surprising fact about the list is that Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi misses out in the top two as his main rival Cristiano Ronaldo retains his position.

Let’s get straight into it and find this out in this article.  Below are the 20 richest soccer players of all time. We’ve used figures from Celebrity Net Worth, Forbes and The Richest to create this compilation:

20. Rio Ferdinand Net Worth: $75 Million

Rio Ferdinand is an English footballer and has played as a center back for Manchester United in the Premier League. Ferdinand has amassed 81 caps for England in total and has been a member of three FIFA World Cups Squads. He is born in Peckham and attended Blackheath Bluecoat School. Ferdinand has over 2.5 million followers on social media. As of 2019, Rio Ferdinand’s net worth is estimated to be $75 Million dollars.

19. Willian Net Worth: $75 Million

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Willian is a Brazilian professional football player, who started his career in 2006. During his first season with the team Corinthians, he made five league appearances and breakthroughs in the following campaigns where he scored twice in 29 matches for the club. Willian’s net worth is approximately estimated to be $75 Million, as of 2019.

18. Arjen Robben Net Worth: $80 Million

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Arjen Robben is a Dutch professional football player, who began playing football when he was a kid. Robben later joined in the youth system of Bedum. He began playing at a professional level in 2000 when started to play for the team, FC Groningen. As of 2019, Arjen Robben’s net worth is $80 Million dollars making him the 18th richest soccer player in the world.

17. Sergio Ramos Net Worth: $80 Million

Sergio Ramos is a professional football player from Camas. He is a central defender, and he currently plays for Spain and Real Madrid. Ramos has participated in two European Championships and two World Cups, and he has also won two European championships and 1 World Cup. As of 2019, Sergio Ramos’ net worth is roughly $80 Million dollars.

16. Andres Iniesta Net Worth: $86 Million

Andres Iniesta is a Spanish professional football player who began his career when he joined the Albacete youth squad at the age of 10. In 1999, Iniesta led the Barcelona Under-15 team to the win in the Nike Premier Cup and was named the player of the said tournament. Andres Iniesta’s net worth is estimated to be $86, Million, as of 2019, making him the 16th richest soccer player in the world.

15. Ronaldinho Net Worth: $90 Million

Ronaldinho is a Brazilian footballer who currently plays for Flamengo and the Brazilian national team. He is considered to be one of the best football players of his generation. He is best noted for his overhead kicks, free kicks pass, and dribbling. As of 2019, Ronaldinho’s net worth is roughly $90 Million dollars.

14. Zlatan Ibrahimovic Net Worth: $90 Million

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a Swedish footballer of Bosnian and Croatian descent. Barcelona paid a $94 million transfer fee to Inter Milan in 2009 for the rights to Ibrahimovic, which was the second-highest transfer fee of all time. Zlatan Ibrahimovic net worth is approximately $90 Million, making him the 14th richest soccer player in the world.

13. Didier Drogba Net Worth: $90 Million

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Didier Drogba has played for Chelsea in the Premier League, where he was deputy vice-captain. The Ivory Coast striker is Chelsea’s top scoring overseas player of all time, a success that rewarded him with a£105,000 a week contract. As of 2019, Didier Drogba’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $90 Million dollars.

12. Samuel Eto Net Worth: $95 Million

Samuel Eto is a professional footballer who currently plays as a striker for the Qatar club Qatar SC. Eto is the most decorated African player of all time, and he is a four-time winner of the African Player of the Year award. As of 2019, Samuel Eto’s net worth is estimated to be $95 Million dollars.

11. Kaka Net Worth: $95 Million

Kaka is a Brazilian football midfielder who plays for Sao Paulo FC. He studied at Colegio Batista Brasileiro, and he began his football career at the age of 8. The football star also played tennis, and it was not until he moved on to Sao Paulo FC and signed his first contract with the club at the age of 15 that he chose to focus on football. Kaka’s net worth is roughly $95 Million, making him the 11th richest soccer player on the list.

10. Eden Hazard Net Worth: $100 Million

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Eden Hazard is a Belgian professional football player who started his football career at the age of 4. He spent eight years with the Royal Stade Brainois and then transferred to Tubize. As of 2019, Eden Hazard’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $100 Million dollars, making him the 10th richest soccer player in the world.

9. Pele Net Worth: $100 Million

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Pele was born as Edison Arantes do Nascimento. Pele is a retired football player with an incredible net worth, and he is considered by many fans, players, and experts as among the best football players of all time. Pele’s net worth is approximately $100 Million dollars.

8. Francesco Totti Net Worth: $101.6 Million

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Francesco Totti is an Italian professional football player, who started to join Fortitudo football youth team when he was 8 years old. Totti gained recognition as Young Footballer of the Year during the 1998-1999 season. One year later, he was named as the “Italian Footballer of the Year” and received his nomination for Ballon d’Or. As of 2019, Francesco Totti’s net worth is $101.6 Million dollars, making him the 8th richest soccer player in the world.

7. Gareth Bale Net Worth: $125 Million

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Gareth Bale is currently playing for Real Madrid of the La Liga Club and is also the winger of the Welsh national team. Bale is known for his impressive left foot, speed, and physical qualities. He was named as the PFA Players ‘Players of the Year’ and in 2011, he was named as the UEFA Team of the Year. Gareth Bale’s net worth is approximately $125 Million, making him the 7th richest soccer player in the world.

6. Wayne Rooney Net Worth: $145 Million

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Wayne Rooney is an English footballer who played as a striker for Premier League club Manchester United and the England national team. According to the 2012 France Football survey of the world’s best-paid players, Rooney is ranked fifth in the world and No.1 in England. Wayne Rooney’s net worth is roughly $145 Million dollars.

5. Alexandre Pato Net Worth: $145 Million

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Alexandre Pato began his career at the age of 16, and he was later on signed up by Sports Club Internacional to compete for the Campeonato Brasileiro Sub 20. In 2006, Pato led the team to win the FIFA Club World Cup. As of 2019, Alexandre Pato’s net worth is estimated to be $145 Million, making him the 5th richest soccer player in the world.

4. Dave Whelan Net Worth: $220 Million

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Dave Whelan is an English former footballer. During his football career, he played for Blackburn Rovers and Crewe Alexandra. Whelan is the owner of Football league Championship club Wigan Athletic. Dave Whelan’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $220 Million dollars.

3. Lionel Messi Net Worth: $400 Million

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Lionel Messi’s status as the world’s best player has started to translate into endorsement opportunities. Messi is nicknamed “The Flea” for his diminutive stature, Messi is the world’s best soccer player. He has also been voted as the player of the year over the past two seasons. As of 2019, Lionel Messi’s net worth is approximately $400 Million dollars, making him the 3rd richest soccer player on the list.

2. David Beckham Net Worth: $450 Million

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David Beckham is a retired professional football player. He is known to be the first English footballer to become a league title holder in four different countries. Beckham spent 20 years playing football, and in 2004 he was named the highest paid football player. David Beckham’s net worth is roughly $450 Million dollars.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo Net Worth: $450 Million

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Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese footballer, and he is known for being the best footballer of all time. In 2009, Cristiano Ronaldo joined Real Madrid from Manchester United for a transfer fee of $132 million, which made him the most expensive soccer player in the history of the sport. As of 2019, Cristiano Ronaldo’s net worth is estimated to be $450 Million dollars, making him the richest soccer player in the world.

Here’s a quick recap of the 20 richest soccer players in the world:

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo
  2. David Beckham
  3. Lionel Messi
  4. Dave Whelan
  5. Alexandre Pato
  6. Wayne Rooney
  7. Gareth Bale
  8. Francesco Totti
  9. Pele
  10. Eden Hazard
  11. Kaka
  12. Samuel Eto
  13. Didier Drogba
  14. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
  15. Ronaldinho
  16. Andres Iniesta
  17. Sergio Ramos
  18. Arjen Robben
  19. Willian
  20. Rio Ferdinand
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