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Maths Classes Should Be Taught In The Morning To Improve Attainment, Study Finds

Schools could see their maths scores rise if they fix their lessons in the morning, research suggests. But youngsters do better in history if they have classes after lunch. The study, by an academic at Royal Holloway, University of London, looked at academic achievement, class schedules and absence rates at a Bulgarian school over nine years. The findings, due to be presented at the Royal Economics Society annual conference, show that when teenagers had maths classes earlier in the day, they did better than if they had the same class in the afternoon. For history, the opposite was true....

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Comedian Charlie Murphy Dies From Leukemia At Age 57

Comedian, Charlie Murphy, who is the older brother of Eddie Murphy has died from leukemia according to his manager. Charlie died in a NYC hospital. His manager says he’d been going through chemo. He famously co-starred on Chappelle Show in some of Dave’s most memorable skits … including the night he partied with Prince. He also co-wrote some of Eddie Murphy’s movies. He co-starred in Are We There Yet, The Boondocks, and Black Jesus.  He recently toured with Cedric the Entertainer, Eddie Griffin, George Lopez, and D.L. Hughley. Charlie was 57. Source:...

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UN Condemns Kumasi Circuit Court Raid By Delta Force

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, and the Resident Coordinator of the UN system in Ghana, Christine Evans-Klock, have followed with consternation the acts of impunity perpetrated by the Delta Force vigilante group in the aftermath of December 2016 elections. The United Nations has consistently drawn attention to the negative role of vigilante groups in the two leading political parties of Ghana. They are particularly concerned that these political militants invaded the premises of Kumasi Circuit Court on 6 April 2017, and freed...

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Funeral Of A Kenyan Man Called Off After He Was Spotted Drinking In Bar

A funeral was dramatically called off after the supposedly dead man was spotted drinking at a nearby bar as mourners arrived. The grave for Wilson Oluoch had been dug in his home village near Awendo in Migori county, western Kenya. Oluoch had gone missing three weeks previously and when a decomposed male body was found in a sugar cane plantation, his family thought it was his. But shortly before the funeral someone told the family that a man who looked like Wilson had been seen in a bar in nearby Rongo. His relatives visited the bar and found motorcycle...

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Unicef Concerned For Ghanaian Director Who Went Missing On Table Mountain

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (Unicef) has confirmed that one of its associate directors had gone missing on Table Mountain this week while on holiday in South Africa. Charlotte Nikoi, 50, a Ghanaian national, had arrived in the country from New York a week ago. Her spouse reported her missing after they had gone hiking up Platteklip Gorge on Tuesday, according to Western Cape police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana. Nikoi is an associate director for human resources at Unicef’s headquarters in New York. “We are fully co-operating with the local police and hope that she will return...

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