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London youths who made ‘drill music’ jailed for planning gang attack

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Five London gang members who made ‘drill music’, a niche form of hip-hop that glorifies violence and has been linked by police to a surge in knife crime, received jail sentences on Monday for planning an attack on a rival gang.

The young men from the Notting Hill area of west London, aged between 17 and 21, were arrested last November armed with machetes, baseball bats, masks, balaclavas and gloves.

They initially told police the items were props to make a drill music video, but later pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit violent disorder. They had been embroiled in a feud with a gang from nearby Shepherd’s Bush.

The court was shown seven drill music videos, which prosecutors said demonstrated how the group had been promoting violence.

One song called “No Hook” included sounds of gunshots and lyrics about shooting and stabbing such as “Ching (stab) Splash (stab) aim for his lungs,” police said.

The five received sentences ranging up to three-and-a-half years.

Prosecutors are also seeking criminal behavior orders that would ban the men from making drill music for three to five years. A hearing on that issue will be held on Friday.

An increase in knife crime pushed London’s murder rate over that of New York in February and March, for the first time in modern history. [nL5N1RG3LU]

Some social workers have disputed the link between drill music and gang violence, saying cuts in youth services due to fiscal austerity measures are likely to be a more direct cause.

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Fiifi Adinkra Ranked 5th On 2018 Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers

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Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers

The world joins media mogul Prince Fiifi Cudjoe, well known by his traditional name Fiifi Adinkra for occupying the 5th spot on Avance Media’s list to Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers.

Fiifi Adinkra, over the past decade through his headline media platform – GhanaNdwom.net has contributed immensely in promoting the music of Ghanaian origin.

His support and publicity services to artists and other creative giants in Ghana’s entertainment industry has helped with branding and creating some of the biggest artists and songs of our time.

Avance Media as a leading PR & Rating based its ranking on estimated traffic data and social media & social media influence as key indicators for the ranking.

See below for the full list.
1. Toni Kusi || ghpage.com

2. Seckloawu Bless || celebritiesbuzz.com.gh

3. Stephen Zoure || mynewsgh.com

4. Chris-Vincent Agyapong || ghanacelebrities.com

5. Fiifi Adinkra || ghanandwom.net

6. Nana Tamakloe || fashionghana.com

7. Ameyaw Debrah || ameyawdebrah.com

8. Chris Handler || ghbase.com

9. Nii Atakora Mensah || ghanamusic.com

10. Akesse Sanza || jetsanza.com

11. John-Bunya Klutse || jbklutse.com

12. Kofi Cephas || ghgossip.com

13. Felix Adomako Mensah || zionfelix.net

14. Ellis Ferdinand || educationghana.net

15. Isaac Aidoo || ghkwaku.com

16. Eugene Osafo-Nkansah || nkonkonsa.com

17. Frimpong Prince || eonlineghana.com

18. Eugene Nyavor || ghlinks.com.gh

19. Kwadjo Panyin || musingsofanafricanbachelor.com

20. David Mawuli || ghanafuo.com

21. Felix Akakpo || phylx.com

22. George Britton || georgebritton.com

23. Elorm Beenie || beeniewords.com

24. Ebenezer Anangfio || ghanagist.com

25. Shadrach Annang || eventlabgh.com

26. Abraham Odartey Lamptey || odarteyghnews.com

27. Augustus Koranteng Kyei || kobbykyeinews.com

28. Jonilar Laryea || jonilar.net

29. Pep Junia || enewsgh.com

30. Ekow Simpson || cape360gh.com

31. Ebenezer Nana Yaw Donkor || nydjlive.com

32. Jemila Abdulai || circumspecte.com

33. Kubinho Acolatse || kubilive.com

34. Yaw Sarpong || glammynews.com

35. Tony Asankomah & Lewis Opoku || ghmoviefreak.com

36. Keni Kodjo || kenikodjo.com

37. Afua Rida || styledbyrida.com

38. Amegavi Samuel || tmghlive.com

39. Mac-Jordan Degadjor || macjordangh.com

40. Kris Sowah || cypressghana.com

41. Kwao Lezzes-Tyt || kwaolezzes.com

42. Edward Blagogee || blagogee.com

43. Naa Oyoo Kumodzi || naaoyooquartey.com

44. Mustapha Nii-okai Inusah || attractivemustapha.com

45. Barimah Amoaning || entamoty.com

46. Emmanuel Arhin || kulelive.com

47. Jullie Jay-Kanz || hello-gh.com

48. Charles Wudengba || wunfef.com

49. Kobby Blay || ghanahealthnest.com

50. Kajsa Hallberg Adu || kajsaha.com

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Dintcoin To Support SMEs

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Dintcoin To Support SMEs

Dintcoin an ER-20 cryptocurrency (Token) which uses Ethereum Blockchain created in July 2018 by a team of young entrepreneurs who seek to create the financial freedom to individuals (companies and persons) through creations of job opportunities with the crypto token is set to support SME businesses in Ghana.

According to the Public Relation Officer, Emmanuel Gyimah, “the Dintcoin is like any stock in which shares of publicly held companies are issued and traded, not in cash but cryptocurrency like BTC. The more the coin rotates, the more the value equally rises.”

In an interview, he said one can purchase a Dintcoin from their partner’s crex24.com “with crex24, you can purchase Dintcoin (DINT) using Bitcoin (BTC). In your purchase of DINT, you create an account on crex24, deposit your BTC and search for the token DINT and create a buying order for DINT at the current price, which is 1DTC = 1.80$”
Dintcoin is secured when trading because the token uses codes, and that makes it difficult for hacker’s to hack the coin.

Dintcoin aside been an asset, can equally be used as a mode of payment. Returns made from this aside from going back in trade is that Dint can also be used to support SME businesses said the PR
“Unlike BTC, Dint in the coming weeks hoping to make it accessible on most e-commerce websites. So it can be used to make a purchase online to buy anything hopefully.”

The coin was created in India and listed in the UK. It’s in Ghana and it was just $20 million equivalent, however after listing shot up to $36 million.

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Tema Port Security Arrest Suspected Terrorist

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Nene Ofoe-Teye, a Senior Officer in the Security Department of the Tema Port has called for the recognition of the country’s heroes as an encouragement to spur them on for greater achievements.

He particularly heaped praises on Lt. Col. Joseph Malik Punamane, head of Security at the Tema Port and his lieutenants as heroes of the moment for successfully thwarting a potential terror attack.

“Nobody is talking about the smooth professionalism that they displayed and it is a shame because if an attack had taken place, the media would have been awash with the bad news,” Ofoe Teye said.

Nene, who is also the Tema East Constituency Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) said that national honours were in order for Lt. Col. JM Punamane and his charges at the Tema Port.

In collaboration with his Deputy, Kingsley Darko, Col. Punamane is said to have arrested a suspected Irish terrorist and his Ghanaian accomplice, 25-year-old David Kammermeier who was picked up at about 12:45 on Wednesday, 17th October at the Port when he was found suspiciously loitering about Berth 13 of the Port.

He said Col. Punamane and his charges who were on high-security alert since reports emerged that Ghana’s power barge in Tema had become a target for terrorists, quickly picked Mr Kammermeier up on Wednesday afternoon.

During preliminary investigation, Mr. Kammermeier mentioned Nicolas Ocansey, a freight forwarder with a company called Hangola Ghana Limited, as the person who aided him to gain entry to the port.

It has since emerged that David Kammermeier had suspicious footprints in many countries, including Germany, Morocco, Niger, Senegal and Burkina Faso, where he was arrested.

However, due to lack of concrete evidence, the Burkinabe authorities released him.

The Irish suspect and his Ghanaian collaborator have since been handed over to the Tema regional branch of the Bureau of National Investigations, and information he claimed that he was on a study tour in Ghana.

“Whatever the outcome of the investigation, one cannot help but to applaud the professionalism that Lt. Col. Punamane and his lieutenants have displayed and I think this deserves to be praised,” Nene Ofoe-Teye said.

He used the opportunity to assure both local and foreign patrons of the Tema Port that security was tight and reliable and since the posting of Col. Punamane there, the overall security atmosphere had improved remarkably with sea patrols and even security at the anchorage of the port beefed up.

“It is due to this heightened sense of security that David kammermeier was detected and picked up quickly.

Evans Amarh, a Security personnel at the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, added his voice to the praise singing saying Lt. Col. Malik Punamane and his charges richly deserved it.

Mr Amarh, who is also the Deputy Constituency Organizer of Tema East NDC said, “the praise should be extended to the current Director General of GPHA, Mr. Michael Luguje, and the Board Chairman, Mr Peter MacManu, as well.

“There has been mature cordiality between the Board Chair and the Director-General and this has created a good working environment for all the departments, including the security department, to work fluidly,” Mr. Amarh concluded.

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