Primeval Media – Organisers of the Ghana Golf Awards (GGA), has fixed December 13, 2014, for the second edition of the Ghana Golf Awards (GGA).The event, has been fixed for the plush hall of Unique Floral, Cantonment, will be launched soon at a grand event at a venue and date yet to be decided by the organisers.Information reaching www.sportscrusader.com indicates that, the second edition of the event, is expected to see a vast improvement as compared to the maiden one.The information indicates that, organisers of the event are planning an improved package in terms of prizes and the contents of the show on the night.According to the information, the event which is expected to bring top notches of Golf in Ghana under one roof, is aimed of honouring distinguished golfers in the year 2014.The event is also expected to also provide opportunities for corporate bodies, golfers and other stakeholders to interact and share ideas as the year comes to a close. Primeval Media, last year staged the maiden edition of the event at the Event’s Haven, Trade Fair Center La, Accra, with Osgayefo Oforipanyin Amoatia II was the Special Guest of Honour.In all, 16 golfers were awarded with plaques and certificates at the maiden edition.
AMES — The 50th anniversary of Earth Day is Wednesday but the pandemic has forced the cancellation of environmental awareness activities, including the Iowa State University Extension program “Water Rocks!”The staff visits Iowa schools throughout the year to hold water quality assemblies. Outreach specialist Hilary Pierce says students are urged to commemorate Earth Day by gathering objects from nature to create works of art. “And then snap a photo of it and share it with us on social media,” Pierce says. “We will enter that into our contest where winners will be selected based on who gets the most shares, who has the most creative ideas, and we will be giving out prizes.”Pierce says Earth Day served as an inspiration for “Water Rocks!” to begin publishing four short weekly educational videos on YouTube. Half are original music performances about the environment and the others are classroom lessons. Also as part of Earth Day, the Iowa Environmental Council is encouraging people to make changes they may not have otherwise considered.The council’s spokeswoman, Angelisa Belden, says while many are working from home during Earth Week, they can pay attention to personal energy and product consumption. “This situation has had us start to think more about the ways that we get them into our homes, how quickly we use them,” Belden says. “People are just more aware of how quickly they’re putting items into the recycling bins because they’re home all day. I think it makes you more aware of your consumption and that’s a good thing.”The Iowa Environmental Council will release a report this week proposing how the state can meet electricity demands by 2050 without using fossil fuels.