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Woman, 102, ticks the strangest item off her bucket list - being 'arrested' and handcuffed by police

A 102-year-old woman has been ' arrested ' and handcuffed by police after officers granted her wish to tick the experience off her bucket list. 
Edie Simms, of St Louis, had made more than 400 items including handmade scarves, bags and glass cases for seniors at the Five Star Senior Center on the southside of the Missouri city.

But Edie had never delivered them in person.

The St. Louis Police Department and the centre set up a trip in a police car with her homemade gifts - something she's wanted to cross off her bucket list, WFAA reported.

The centre's executive director, Michael Howard, reportedly said: "She was so excited that she can ride in a police car and she said, 'Do you think you could put those handcuffs on me?
"A St. Louis County car pulled up next to the police and Edie holds up her hands with the handcuffs on. She's just a riot."

Edie had never set foot in a police car before but said of the experience: "Oh yes, handcuffs and a…

Photo Of Nana Addo Sipping Drink Has Sparked The Latest Social Media Fad

Pictures of New Patriotic Party (NPP) stalwarts and supporters drinking Kalyppo – a fruit juice popular among children - have flooded social media after the flagbearer of the party Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was spotted sipping on one.

The social media craze has seen the acting National Chairman of the NPP Freddie Blay, Samira Bawumia, wife of Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia among other bigwigs of the Danquah-Busia-Dombo tradition uploading pictures to water down the tongue-lashing effect from the party’s opponents against the presidential candidate.

Below are a few of those pictures making rounds on social media:







Source Photos: Facebook

PPP’s Eva Lokko dead

The 2012 running mate of the Progressive People's Party (PPP) Eva Lokko is dead, party sources have confirmed to Starrfmonline.com.

It is, however, not known what led to her death Thursday afternoon but Starrfmonline.com sources have revealed that she has been sick for some time now.

The former Managing Director of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation was contesting the Klottey Korle constituency seat on the ticket of the PPP.

Madam Lokko was a Ghanaian engineer and politician. She is the first woman to be chosen as the Vice-Presidential candidate of the Progressive People's Party.

Lokko attended Wesley Girls’ High School in Cape Coast. She is an engineer by profession and holds a master's degree in Intelligent Management Systems, System Analysis and Design.

Lokko was the first Satellite Communications Engineer and the first woman engineer to be employed at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) in 1972.

She was part of the engineering team that installed and maintain…

First Ever Ghanaian Telenovela To Hit TV Soon

The first ever telenovela produced by a Ghanaian Producer with an all Ghanaian cast and crew, is set to hit our screens in Ghana soon was the staples of award winning Kofas Media.
The management of KOFAS MEDIA have hinted that the company is set to produce a new telenovela drama series for the Ghanaian screens. The Telenovela also dubbed ‘TELENOGHANA’ will be the first of its kind here in Ghana. The series will be titled ‘SAMANTHA’.  It will be Directed by Kofi Asamoah (That Kumasi Boy)
SAMANTHA,set is a small town somewhere in Ghana, is a story of a young village girl who in a quest to bring happiness to her village and family, realized that the only thing that can bring her all she ever wished for is the same thing that brings all the woes and troubles in her life. SAMANTHA is a Romantic Drama series. Production is set to commence by the end of the year.

According to Kofi Asamoah, CEO of KOFAS Media, the decision to produce a telenovela is to reduce influx of foreign content…

Eno Wins Best Female Rap Artiste

Females in the country are not given much attention in the category of rap as the male dominated industry faces stiff competition.

In recent times, numerous male artistes have been on the frontline to pick awards locally and globally on the said category. Interestingly some female rap artistes have also been doing their best to dilute the male dominated industry and rap category to make a bold statement.
It’s been a long journey as their predecessors Akosua Agyepong etc try their best to hit some soft bars right from the early 80s.

However, for the new generation and frontline commercial rap it’s been the likes of Eno, Eazzy, Luosika and Itz Tiffany pushing the agenda.

Even though the likes of Eazzy and Itz Tiffany have had their fair share of popularity through afrobeats other than core rap or hiphop they are still celebrated as pioneers in the Ghanaian rap game.

Lousika made rap commercial and branded it beautifully however less was heard of her eventually. Eno has bee…

Bill Cosby Again Tries To Get Pennsylvania Criminal Case Thrown Out

Bill Cosby is trying yet again to get the only criminal case against him tossed — this time with a filing in Pennsylvania by his new lead attorney. His team has filed a motion seeking to dismiss charges of sexual assault in Montgomery County stemming from an alleged rape in 2004. The trail against the veteran comic is set to begin as early as June 5.
The motion from new lead attorney Angela Agrusa and Brian McMonagle recounts how the Montgomery County DA’s office pledged not to prosecute Cosby in 2005 after a lengthy investigation of claims made by former Temple basketball coach Andrea Constand that he had assaulted her at his home. The lawyers say it’s the first of several new pleadings expected in coming weeks challenging both the criminal and civil cases against him.

“When a defendant is prejudiced by the government’s delay in bringing charges, ‘the absence of valid reasons to justify the late filing of charges will mandate the trial court’ to dismiss those charges,” Cosby…

Rolling Stones announce first album since 2005

The Rolling Stones have confirmed they will release a new album of blues covers in December.
Blue and Lonesome was recorded over just three days in London earlier this year, and features new versions of songs by Howlin' Wolf and Jimmy Reed. 
Guitarist Eric Clapton also features on the record, having dropped in to the sessions while he recorded his own album in the studio next door.

The Stones haven't released a studio album since 2005's A Bigger Bang.
The last time they premiered original material was on the 2012 compilation record Grrrr! - which featured two new songs, One More Shot and the single Doom and Gloom.
The band first revealed their plans to release an album of covers in April. 
"We're actually in the studio in the moment cutting new stuff," Keith Richards told BBC 6 Music, while guitarist Ronnie Wood said that the band had "cut 11 songs in two days, just 'bang' - like that."
He added: "They sound so authentic it's fri…

Watch how 6 teachers join forces to physically attack a student

A disturbing video of 6 unidentified teachers launching a serious verbal and physical attack on a student has emerged online. The video which surfaced on Twitter in the early hours of today, October 6, features 6 men violently attacking the young boy with their hands and woody objects. Meanwhile, it yet to be ascertained where the unmerited scene took place, but wagging tongues are saying it happened in Kenya. 

Watch the video 

Oh my!😲😲 is this even legal? Is this how we discipline our students nowadays? Imagine that's your son or brother! Mob injustice by teachers? pic.twitter.com/DKUD5Qxp35
— Daddy Owen (@daddyowenmusic) October 6, 2016


IMANI scores Mahama 52.9% on 2012 manifesto promises

Policy think-tank IMANI Ghana says President John Mahama performed fairly in delivering on the NDC's 2012 manifesto, themed 'Advancing the Better Ghana Agenda'.

With 61 days to the December general elections, IMANI says the Mahama administration was able to achieve 52.9% of its 540 promises contained in the manifesto which is based on four themes the economy, governance, education, social policy and infrastructure.

The NDC's own assesment, the government party has been able to implement at least 80% of its policy document, the Director of Research of the party, Dr William Ahadzie has said.

But presenting its report at the Coconut Groove Hotel in Accra, IMANI believes about half of the 540 promises were implemented. The think-tank said its work only focused on the documented promises. It does not measure the impact of the implemented pledges. Explaining its methodology, the IMANI Assessment Team (IAT) assigned 25% weight to Governance, 25% weight to Economy, 15…

Bukom Banku assault case struck out

The assault case involving controversial Ghanaian boxer, Braimah Kamoko, popularly known as Bukom Banku has been struck out after he reached an out-of-court settlement with his accuser.

The boxer, whose career is struggling, damaged the victim’s Nokia phone valued at GHc40. According to the police charge sheet, Bukom Banku entered the shop of the complainant, Martha Nelson, and demanded a kiss from her.

After her refusal to kiss him, the boxer allegedly slapped and punched the lady. After the physical assault, he snatched her phone and crashed it on the ground.

Bukom Banku subsequently said he would replace her phone with a Samsung Galaxy.

This is not the first time the boxer has been reported or arrested for assault. In March 2016, he was arraigned and granted bail for allegedly assaulting three women after one of them rejected his request for sex.

Bukom Banku, in October 2015, also allegedly used a cutlass to assault one Michael Abbey; a resident of Akoto Lantey in Accra, but…

Floyd Mayweather's former love flame chills with Cristiano Ronaldo (photos)

Liza Hernandez who became well-known in 2014 through to 2015 for her former relationship with retired boxing champion Floyd Mayweather turned up in Spain to see Real Madrid star player Cristiano Ronaldo as Real Madrid were held to a 1-1 home draw by Eibar  over the weekend.

For the record, there’s no suggestion or proof that Ronaldo and Liza are dating or even if they hung out after the match although they've been pictured together previously in 2015.

More photos of the beauty 






Birth of the Dragon: Anger over Bruce Lee biopic

Fans of Bruce Lee are criticising a new biopic of the late martial arts legend, accusing it of "whitewashing and burying" his legacy.
Birth of the Dragon follows the kung fu star's early years in the US and showcases his controversial fight with master Wong Jack Man in 1964.

Directed by George Nolfi, the movie debuted at the Toronto Film Festival.
But many fans have protested against Lee's portrayal, saying the star took "a subdued role in his own biopic".
"Is this a joke? I was here to see Bruce Lee but they put the focus on some white guy," wrote IMDb user ticklegear in a scathing online review.
"Instead of celebrating what a beast Bruce Lee was, they made him out to be some insecure and jealous loser. Seemed more like a character assassination, rather than a biopic."
He added: "A terrible film - I wouldn't recommend it as it tarnishes Bruce Lee's true history with half-baked lies."
Others who caught early previews cri…

Alex Iwobi set for new £50,000 per week contract at Arsenal, his second pay rise this year

Arsenal football club of England is set to reward Nigerian football starlet Alex Iwobi for his wonderful performances this season with a new bumper pay rise, his second pay rise this year.

20 year old Alex Iwobi only signed a new £25,000-a-week contract in April, but having established himself as a vital part of Arsene Wenger’s starting 11, he's in line for another extension which will represent his new status in the club’s first-team plans as the club prepare to hand him a £50,000 per week contract.

Iwobi, who is with the Super Eagles of Nigeria in Abuja ahead of World Cup qualifier against Zambia, should also expect another pay rise if his startling form continues. Congrats to him!


Source: DailyMail

Al-Shabab 'kills Christians' in Kenya's Mandera town

Militant Islamist group al-Shabab says it has killed six Christians in north-eastern Kenya in an attack aimed at forcing them out of the region. 
The grenade and gun attack was launched on a residential block in Mandera town when people were sleeping, police said. 
It was the latest in a spate of deadly attacks targeting Christians in the mainly Muslim region.

In December 2014, al-Shabab killed 38 non-Muslims at a quarry after separating them from Muslim workers. 
A few months earlier, 28 people were killed after Muslim passengers were split up from the other passengers. 
The attack happened as "planned" and was aimed at Christians in Mandera town, a radio station run by al-Shabab has reported.
The group wanted non-Muslims to leave what it regarded as Muslim areas, a spokesman told the BBC. 
Mandera County commissioner Fredrick Shiswa said the militants had also targeted a telecommunication site, but this was done to divert the attention of the security forces from the "a…

Footballer Gareth Bale’s in-laws go into hiding & may be given new identities after 'drug gang' allegedly burn their home and cars

The relatives of football star Gareth Bale's fiancée Emma Rhys Jones are set to change their names and are currently in a police 'safe house' after they were targeted by drug gangs who allegedly burnt their cars and houses as they searched for missing suitcase containing £1million worth of cash and drugs.

Emma Rhys Jones, 27, was horrified when one of her cousins- Epihany Dring went missing before two cars belonging to Emma’s aunt Annabella Williams, 55, were burnt last month.
Emma’s grandparents’ home in Cardiff was also set on fire in the attack and the footballer Gareth Bale in order to ensure their safety, has moved them into police safe houses and is working on plans to change their identities. Epiphany Dring, Emma's cosuin hasn't still been seen for six weeks now. After Emma's aunt Annabella Williams home in Flint, North Wales, was burnt on September 20, her son launched a revenge attack against Epiphany’s mum the same morning claiming they were re…

Lady Gaga flashes her under boob as she performs after being hooked up to an IV drip (photos)

Singer Lady Gaga on Wednesday night showed off some serious underboob as she performed in a bar hours after showing herself on snapchat taking an IV drip while someone else did her make-up. Sharing the clip on her Snapchat, she wrote: “Pre-show prep #DiveBarTour,”

More photos after the cut.


MY FAMILY DIDN’T AGREE ON THE CAREER I HAD PICKED - DJ LORD

Lord Barnes popularly known in the entertainment circle as Dj lord has revealed that it was difficult at first trying to convince his father when he started his Dj career.

He made this interesting revelation on the mid-morning coffee show on radio GIJ 97.7MHz when he was chitchatting with Uncle Dj Rob.

“It wasn’t easy you know. When you have something in mind you want to do. Your parents will be like this thing do you think it will help and all that. Let me say for some years back, my dad will be like you have to keep on learning and stop all this things”. He said

He added his dad came to terms with the profession he had picked for himself when he realized, his son was catering for himself with the minor shows he was playing. Speaking on other matters, the official DJ of the live breakfast club on live 91.9fm said he is seriously working with KOJO CUE and FELI NUNA on a track which he described as already being a hit.

Answering a question about where he sees himself in the ne…

Fearless divers go face to face with huge 16ft crocodiles

Intrepid divers are taking extreme activities to even more bloodcurdling heights. The Crocosaurus Cove, an aquarium and wildlife center in Darwin, Australia offers an attraction that's certainly not for the faint hearted. Visitors with nerves of steel are lowered into crocodile infested waters in the safety of an acrylic barrier called Cage of Death. The crocs are saltwater baddies native to Australia and renowned for their ferocity, they can grow more than 16ft long.

Of course, Crocosaurus Cove says the experience is perfectly safe as long as visitors meet the age requirements and undergo a brief safety training before braving the cage.

A 15-minute session in the Cage of Death costs about $126 for a single visitor and about $190 for two, including admission to Crocosaurus Cove’s other wildlife attractions. What wants to be a bad guy? Here's your chance.



Prince Charles to launch National Poetry Day with Heaney poem

The Prince of Wales is to read Seamus Heaney's poem The Shipping Forecast to mark the start of National Poetry Day.
The recording will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme as part of the annual nationwide poetry celebration. 
This year's theme is Messages, and the public are being encouraged to "say it with a poem".

The Royal Mail will also use a special postmark on millions of items on Thursday.
In addition, 40 BBC local radio stations have engaged 40 poets to celebrate England's best-loved local landmarks in verse. 
"A poem can reach places that prose just can't," National Poetry Day director Susannah Herbert said.
"That's why we're inviting all with anything important to say today to say it with a poem. It can be new or old, utterly original or a familiar favourite.
"It can be deep and dark, funny or memorable. By enjoying, discovering or sharing a poem - words that draw attention to themselves - you change the nature…

IT worker in Indonesia arrested for allegedly streaming porn on billboard

An IT worker in Indonesia, 24-year-old Samudera Al Hakam Ralia, was arrested after he hacked into a local billboard and streamed a porno movie on Friday before authorities managed to cut off electricity to the sign. Jakarta Police Chief Muhammad Iriawan said Wednesday that Ralia admitted to hacking the IT system of the billboard operator but claims that he didn't intend to live stream porn.
Twitter in social media-mad Indonesia was set alight by the incident, which occurred not long after Friday prayers last week in the Muslim-majority country.

The BBC reported that access to pornographic websites are blocked in the Muslim-majority country.

According to Iriawan, Samudera, he didn’t realize a pornographic website he accessed after breaking into the computer system was uploaded to the billboard.

Ralia has been arrested while the police investigate to see if he had other accomplices.


Source: AP

Prince's Sister Tyka Nelson Gives Update on Late Singer's Will: 'We're Finally On The Last Leg'

Prince's family continues to pick up the pieces after the singer's sudden death earlier this year.
ET caught up with the musical icon's younger sister, Tyka Nelson, for a first look at Paisley Park, where she opened up about the fate of Prince's nearly $300 million estate.

"I think we're now finally on the last leg," Nelson told ET's Kevin Frazier, when asked about Prince's will.
The singer's estate is currently being managed by a trust company appointed by the court, after it was revealed that Prince did not have a will. To make things more complicated, numerous people came forward, claiming to be related to Prince and, therefore, heir to his fortune.
"We're finally through the 195,000 people that said they're related," Nelson said. "We've got one of the employees that was a half-brother of some of my half siblings, once we work that part out, I think we're there. So, I'll be happy."
Nelson also rev…