Will The Ultimate Superyacht Be An Aircraft Carrier?

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Billionaires and royalty are quite used to landing helicopters on the decks of their superyachts. So you could say that many of the world’s largest private yachts are already “aircraft carriers.” But the latest design concept from a UK-based firm that specializes in conceiving radically luxurious private planes, yachts, and residences for some of world’s most exclusive clients may take the symbiotic relationship between private aviation and superyachts to a whole new level.

The new design unveiled by Winch Design this week is a 328-foot long yacht that’s designed specifically to be able to accommodate an AgustaWestland 609 TiltRotor aircraft that combines the vertical takeoff capability of a helicopter with the superior speed and load carrying ability of a airplane.

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As you can see in the renderings, the AW 609 TiltRotor will not only be able to take off and land on deck. It will also be protected in a fully enclosed hangar when it’s not shuttling owners and their guests to parties, or uber exclusive vacation spots, or the airport to meet their private jets, at top speeds over 300 miles per hour.

But just because this new concept makes its possible for owners and their guests to take off and land from the deck, and fly at twice the speed the fastest conventional helicopter, the yacht is designed to be way, way more than a mobile launch pad. In fact, it’s reported to be capable of achieving estimated speeds approaching 30 knots on the water, and providing ultra luxurious accommodations on multiple decks.


Terrorists are closer to Ghana – Doe Adjaho

Doe Adjaho New New Speaker 

Speaker of Parliament Edward Doe Adjaho has observed that terrorists are not far from Ghana.

The speaker’s comments come on the back of the Saturday attack on Burkina Faso which led to the death of 28 and left several others injured in its wake.

There are fears the attacks may be extended to Ghana as it shares border with the French-speaking country. Reports say residents who live on Ghana’s border to Burkina Faso have started fleeing the area out of fear.

Speaking in Ho in the Volta region, the former Keta South MP said terrorism is closer to Ghana but could be averted by prayers.

“The terrorists are not very far from us; 27 people died at a Hotel in Burkina Faso. It has happened in Mali, Nigeria and Burkina Faso. Where is the next point? We need to pray for this country. We have to draw closer to our God. This is the time. I have tried and tested my God and He has always worked for me,” he stated.

Meanwhile, there is public outcry in the country following the decision by the Mahama-led administration to provide shelter for two former inmates of Guantanamo Bay who were arrested on suspicion of their association with terrorist groups .

source: ghanaweb

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo Breaks Three Second Barrier

Faster than ever, the latest Porsche 911 Turbo models made their world debut at the Detroit auto show.
With 580 hp, the 911 Turbo S model scorches from 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds, the first time this model has beaten the three second mark.

As well as the Turbo S, there is also a 540 hp 91 turbo model available in the US market from this April.
The secret to the latest 911 models’s increased power output is newly designed turbochargers, said Porsche chairmain Oliver Blume.
2015 was a good year for Porsche, noted Blume, with sales up 19 %, to 225,121 units. In the US market, which accounts for one in every three 911s, the company sold 51,756 vehicles.

19 MPs including Hanna Tetteh and Fiifi Kwetey sued

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Foreign Affairs Minister and MP for the Awutu Senya West constituency, Hanna Tetteh, Minister of Agriculture, Fiifi Kwetey and 19 other MPs have been sued for consistently absenting themselves from Parliament.

Odekro, an advocacy platform seeking to promote transparency and accountability which sued the MPs had earlier petitioned the Speaker of Parliament complaining about the conduct of some 125 legislators.

In a letter dated December 2 2015, Odekro listed the names of 125 out of the 275 MPs, who it said are in breach of Article 97(1) (c) of the Constitution which states that an MP shall vacate his or her seat if:

“He is absent, without the permission in writing of the Speaker and he is unable to offer a reasonable explanation to the Parliamentary Committee on Privileges from fifteen sittings of a meeting of Parliament during any period that Parliament has been summoned to meet and continues to meet.”

The group argues that they resorted to the court because “the Speaker of Parliament failed to acknowledge receipt of our letter and he also failed to honour our request to declare the seats of the defaulting MPs vacant. 

Consequently, we have instructed our lawyers to file a suit at the High Court asking the court to declare the seats of the 21 worst-offending MPs vacant.”

Below is the full list of the MPs sued by Odekro

1. Evans Paul Aidoo (Sefwi-Wiawso) – 188 Sittings

2. Hannah Serwaah Tetteh ( Awutu-Senya West) – 176 Sittings

3. Eric Opoku ( Asunafo South) – 165 Sittings

4. Akwasi Opong-Fosu ( Amenfi East) – 155 Sittings

5. (Dr) Dominic Akuritinga Ayine ( Bolgatanga East) – 150 Sittings

6. (Mrs) Queenstar Pokua Sawyerr,( Agona East ) – 135 Sittings

7. Joseph Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo (Kpone-Katamanso) – 132 Sittings

8. Mark Woyongo ( Navrongo Central ) – 126 Sittings

9. Clement Kofi Humado ( Anlo) – 124 Sittings

10. Maj. (Rtd) Mustapha Ahmed ( Ayawaso North) – 118 Sittings

11. Fiifi Fiavi Franklin Kwetey (Ketu South) – 110 Sittings

12. Alhaji Bashir Fuseini Alhassan (Sagnarigu) – 102 Sittings

13. James Agalga ( Builsa North) – 97 Sittings

14. Abdul-Rashid Hassan Pelpuo (Wa Central)- 94 Sittings

15. Aquinas Tawiah Quansah (Mfantseman West) – 92 Sittings

16. Ken Ohene Agyapong ( Assin Central) – 89 Sittings

17. Collins Dauda ( Asutifi South) – 89 Sittings

18. Ahmed Arthur (Okaikwei South) – 84 Sittings

19. Grace Addo ( Manso Nkwanta) – 83 Sittings

20. Joseph Boakye Adu Danquah (Abuakwa North) – 76 Sittings

21. Edwin Nii Lantey Vanderpuye – 75 Sittings

The group further added that “by this action, Odekro intends to establish a legal precedent with which to sue the remaining defaulting MPs to vacate their seats.” Source:ghanaweb

Ex-Gitmo transfer: OccupyGhana plans court action

Ex Gitmo Detainees 

Pressure group OccupyGhana says it will head to court if government fails to provide answers to some 23 questions it has posed about the decision to shelter two former Guantanamo Bay detainees in Ghana.

The group says government must indicate the full legal status it has granted to the two ex-detainees and also disclose the agreement between Ghana and the USA.

OccupyGhana also wants to know if Parliament or any of its Committees at any point in time was briefed on government’s decision to accept the detainees.

“If Parliament or any of its Committees was involved, kindly furnish the name(s) and the date(s),” the pressure demands.

OccupyGhana’s letter to the Foreign Minister forms part of fierce criticism against the John Mahama-led administration’s decision to accept Mohammed Omar Bin Atef and Khalid Muhammad Salih Al-Dhuby from the United States.
Spokesperson Nana Sarpong Agyeman-Badu believes the pressure group’s action is backed by law.

“We are doing this based on a constitutional article, Article 21 (f) which gives us the right to information. We do not have to wait for a Freedom of Information Bill to be passed which we know is being deliberately delayed, but our Constitution gives us a right to information,” he said.

OccupyGroup is hoping the court will compel government to provide answers to the 23 questions it has asked.


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