Connect with us

Education

Quitting Teaching For Journalism; The Story Of Asempa FM’s ‘Kegyiwa Nankasa’

Published

on

Quitting Teaching For Journalism; The Story Of Asempa FM’s ‘Kegyiwa Nankasa’

With the family as an important socialisation agent in the life of every individual, we’re mostly torn between the career choices from the family and personal preferences.

This is the story of Asempa FM’s Sports Journalist, Eric Asiedu Boadi, aka Kegyewa Nankasa, who had to defy her parents’ choices in pursuit of his passion.

As a native of Kwahu and the first child of three children, Eric lived most of his life at Bepong where he had his primary and secondary school education.

Upon completion of his Senior High School education, he began his first job as a teacher which was the desire of his parents.

READ ALSO  Photos of Angel Fm’s Yaa Kyeraaa Colourful Traditional Wedding Hits Online

Despite the good salary he received, Eric after about four years decided to resign from the teaching profession and pursue a dream he had no idea whether he will succeed or not.

Narrating his journey to Afia Amankwa Tamakloe, Kegyewa noted his greatest fear was failure as he had no mentor to guide him except for Adom FM’s Jerry Justice who he always looked up to while growing up.

Sports Journalist, Eric Asiedu Boadi.

“My parents advised me to continue with the teaching but I resisted because I felt it was time for me to veer into journalism.

READ ALSO  HOT AUDIO: Ghanaian Teachers Don’t Need To Be Rich – President Akufo Addo (Listen)

“I left Kwahu to Accra to start a new journey which was not easy but I had to persist so I could prove a point to my parents. Unfortunately, things became worse by the day and I had to return home, beg my parents for forgiveness and they took me in,” he recounted on Adom TV’s M’ashyase3.

His life, he said, hit a major turnaround with an opportunity he had to compete in Adom Star, a reality show which was organised by the Multimedia Group Limited in 2010.

Through what he said was God’s intervention as a result of fervent prayers, fasting and hard work, he emerged the winner in the fierce contest.

READ ALSO  Study and Work in Canada: Latest Jobs in Canada for International Students

As part of the winning package, he was offered an internship programme which Eric said he did not relent on but gave off his maximum best as he considered it a learning and shaping curve.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

Education

Does Cloves Tighten The Vagina?

Published

on

There has been some hype that cloves aid in vagina tightening. The rumor has it that if you soak cloves inside water for 2 to 3 days. The resulting water is used by our women to wash the vagina in anticipation that it will tighten the vagina and removes the odor. How true is this rumor?

As part of my literature review on this important subject, I found no evidence that cloves affect vagina tightening. However, there are many benefits we derived from cloves. In this article, I review the scientific benefits of using cloves.

For instance, Clove oil contains a chemical called eugenol that might help decrease pain and fight infections. Eugenol has also been described as a natural anesthetic and can reduce pain.

Two animal studies (Ali et al.2014; Kuroda et al. 2012) found that the compounds in cloves may have numerous health benefits, such as support to liver health and lowering blood sugar levels.

Clove origin is traced to the Middle East and is considered Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine due to its purported aphrodisiac properties and ability to treat headaches and indigestion. It is a spice for cooking with the species name Syzygium aromaticum. It is predominantlygrown in India and Madagascar.

Cloves, science

Immune support, fights bacteria

Cloves are loaded with antioxidants, especially the type called eugenol, which is a phenolic compound that can lower oxidative stress. This compound is present in concentrations of 80%–90% in clove bud oil and 82%–88% in clove leaf oil. One study by Nassar et al.(2007) also reported that there are other bioactive compounds isolated from clove extracts including flavonoids, thymol, benzene, and methylene chloride. Another study by Nagababu et al.(2010)  also found that due to its antioxidant nature, eugenol can avert the development of chronic diseases and may help promote healthy aging.

READ ALSO  Philip Christian Armah of UG Elected As 2021 USAG President

Cloves also contain fiber, vitamins, and minerals,  hence when you use whole or ground cloves to add flavor to your food can provide some important nutrients. For instance, USDA  found that

One teaspoon (2 grams) of ground cloves contains:

  • Calories: 6
  • Carbs: 1 gram
  • Fiber: 1 gram
  • Manganese: 55% of the Daily Value (DV)
  • Vitamin K: 2% of the DV

(Takeda, 2003; Palacios, 2006)study reported that manganese is an essential mineral for maintaining brain function and building strong bones  Apart from being a rich source of manganese, cloves are only used in small amounts and do not provide significant amounts of nutrients.

Shan et al. (2005) also found that Cloves are loaded with antioxidants and these antioxidants reduce oxidative stress helping fight chronic disease(Pham-Huy et al. 2008).  One test-tube study also found that eugenol, a natural compound in cloves that prevents oxidative damage caused by free radicals is five times more effective than vitamin E, another potent antioxidant( Nagababu et al. 2010). One article by Dr. Josh Axe(2019) also reports that eugenol also acts as a natural germicide due to its antimicrobial properties. This makes it similar to raw garlic, another type of bulb that contains immune-boosting compounds, such as allicin, that fight bacteria growth.

Another study by Carrasco et al.(2010) also stipulates that cloves are loaded with other compounds with similar effects. For instance, averts the proliferation of some harmful microbes that may cause oral or gastrointestinal infections and diseases.  The researchers also found that clove buds have immunostimulatory activities that can help promote immune response mechanisms. This is one reason why Clove extract and oil have found their way as a food preservative as they have the potential to help keep the growth of bacteria, including listeria, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella, Streptococcus, and Staphylococcus, under control. These can contribute to food poisoning. Clove is also popular around the world in dentistry since it fights the formation of gum disease. For instance, Nzeako et al.(2006) found that the properties of cloves could even help promote oral health. Additionally, another animal test-tube study by Cai and CD(1996) reported that the compounds extracted from cloves were found to stop the growth of two types of bacteria that contribute to gum disease.

READ ALSO  18+ ONLY: Bathroom Videos Of KNUST Girls Leak Online

Kothiwale et al.(2014) human study using 40 people and tested the effects of an herbal mouthwash consisting of tea tree oil, cloves, and basil for 21 days. The study reported that there were changes in gum health, as well as the amount of plaque and bacteria in the mouth.

Cloves, cancer prevention

Liu et al. (2014) test-tube study found that clove extract keeps aggression of tumors and promoted cell death in cancer cells.  A previous test-tube study found the same results, demonstrating that concentrated amounts of clove oil caused cell death in 80% of esophageal cancer cells ( Dwivedi et al. 2010). 

Fast forward, Hussain et al. (2011) test-tube found that due to the presence of eugenol in cloves it has anticancer properties. This antioxidant property promoted cell death in cervical cancer cells.  Let me state that these test-tube studies used highly concentrated amounts of clove extract, clove oil, and eugenol. A previous study by Hartnoll, G(1993) found that a high level, of eugenol, is toxic and overdosage on clove oil can cause liver damage, especially in children.  There is a need to conduct studies to determine how lower amounts may affect humans.

READ ALSO  GES Sends Out Communique To Teachers On Lesson Note Preparation and Submission-See Statement

Cloves, liver support

Studies have found that the compound eugenol has the locus standi to support the liver. For instance, one animal study(Al-Okbi et al. 2014) fed rats with fatty liver disease mixtures containing either clove oil or eugenol.  They found that both mixtures enhanced liver function, decreased inflammation, and lowered oxidative stress.  On the other hand, Ali et al.(2014) animal study also found that the eugenol found in cloves can reverse signs of liver cirrhosis or scarring of the liver. Do remember that these are animal studies only and human studies are limited.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

Continue Reading

Education

Lady Rejects Boyfriend’s Proposal On Their Graduation Day, Throws Ring Away (Video)

Published

on

Lady Rejects Boyfriend’s Proposal On Their Graduation Day, Throws Ring Away (Video)

According to a video gathered by GhanaCNN.com, a lady has rejected her boyfriend’s proposal on their graduation day.

She even collected the ring from him and threw it away to the shock of her already cheering friends.

Watch the video below:

 

 

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

READ ALSO  HOT AUDIO: Ghanaian Teachers Don’t Need To Be Rich – President Akufo Addo (Listen)
Continue Reading

Education

Police Fire Tear Gas To Disperse Rampaging Final Year Students Of UEW

Published

on

Police Fire Tear Gas To Disperse Rampaging Final Year Students Of UEW

Police have fired tear gas to disperse some level 400 students of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) who were demonstrating over discrepancies in their results.

According to the students, the school has failed to update their academic records on their portal.

The students say their academic results on the school’s notice board are different from what has been uploaded on their portal.

They have blamed the school authorities for what they say is a deliberate attempt to fail them since they cannot track their academic records.

READ ALSO  From Apostle To Apostate: The Judas Iscariot Story; Lessons From Sir Yohane’s Leaked Will And Its Aftermath

The university is expected to hold its graduation ceremony in three weeks’ time but the students say they want to know their true results before vacation.

Videos and images from the scene show some students blocking roads with tree branches preventing vehicles from entering the University.

A scheduled meeting expected to take place between final year students and management over the student’s concern did not happen which compelled the students to go on a rampage.

READ ALSO  I Use To Steal Coins From Taxi Drivers And Pay Them With It Because I was Broke - Majid Michel Shares Story (video)

This disrupted lectures and some administrative activities. The school’s authorities then called for police intervention leading to the firing of tear gas.

The Vice Chancellor Prof. Mawutor Avorke later met the students and gave them assurances that the discrepancies would be resolved in a short time.

The students though satisfied with the assurances however promised to return to the streets if by Monday they did not see any concrete steps being taken to correct the mistakes.

READ ALSO  GES Sends Out Communique To Teachers On Lesson Note Preparation and Submission-See Statement

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

Continue Reading

Trending

%d bloggers like this: