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Confusion, obstacles raise voting concerns in some states

More than a dozen states have enacted tougher requirements for registering and voting since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a key provision of the Voting Rights Act three years ago.
That has led to confusion and claims that certain groups, mostly minorities who tend to vote with Democrats, are being disenfranchised.
Adding to the uncertainty is a call by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for his supporters to monitor the polls on Tuesday for voter fraud and concerns by the federal government that hackers could try to disrupt the voting or vote-counting process.
A breakdown of some of the top voting concerns in key states:
ALABAMA
This is the first presidential election in Alabama in which voters will be asked for photo identification. A lawsuit challenging the voter ID law is pending, with trial set for next year. The plaintiffs have argued the law disenfranchises voters who are unable to obtain a state-issued ID. Last year, 31 state driver's license offices — …

Clinton looks to shift focus to unity in race's final hours

Embarking on the final day of a furious campaign, Hillary Clinton tried Monday to at last emerge from the cloud of suspicion that has followed her campaign and close her historic bid with a call for elusive unity and hope. Donald Trump vowed not to make it easy.
Hours after the FBI announced it had again cleared Clinton, Trump and his campaign quickly cast doubt on legitimacy of the FBI's decision not to recommend charges in its investigation into her use of a private email server as secretary of state. The Trump campaign criticized the FBI probe, suggesting the latest rapid review of a Clinton aide's emails could not have been thorough.

"They've bungled the investigation from the beginning," Trump spokesman Jason Miller said on CNN. Miller called for the FBI to release the newly discovered emails belonging to aide Huma Adebin.

The comments were a reminder that FBI Director James Comey's news, delivered in a letter to lawmakers on Sunday, was doubled-e…

Kim Kardashian Talks Baby No. 3, Says She Wants to 'Explore Surrogacy'

Kim Kardashian West has more babies on the brain! 
The 36-year-old reality star talks about wanting more children in a new teaser for next Sunday's Keeping Up With the Kardashians, and says surrogacy is definitely an option.

"So, I've come to the conclusion that I just want to explore surrogacy," she tells her stunned family, including her mother, Kris Jenner, who hilariously can't hide the shock in her face.

But Kim's surrogacy comments should come as no surprise to fans. The mother of two had notoriously difficult pregnancies with both her daughter, 3-year-old North, and her son, 11-month-old Saint. In January, a source close to Kim told ET that Kim's pregnancy days were over for good, given that it's too risky for her to conceive again. 
"This is definitely the last baby Kim is having herself," the source said. "Doctors told her getting pregnant again is just too risky. The two pregnancies did so much damage to her body, it…

Official Statement: Vybrant Faya To Be Buried On 26th November

Elders and head of family of Emmanuel Kojo Quayeson, known in showbiz as Vybrant Faya hereby announce to the media, sympathizer and the general public of the burial and funeral arrangement of their beloved son who died at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra after being involved in a fatal motor accident on the motorway, on Sunday 23rd October 2016.

The late dancehall musician was well celebrated for his popular award winning song ‘mampi’ which also earned him two nominations in the prestigious Ghana Music Awards 2015 edition. He was 29.

Mr. David Victor Nana Bossman, head of the family confirmed that all the funeral activities would take place at Tema Community 2 Aggrey Park and The Tema Community 2 Roman Catholic Church with the following funeral arrangements;

•    WAKE KEEPING:

Friday 25th November 2016 at Aggrey Park, Tema Community 2

•    BURIAL SERVICE:

Saturday 26th November 2016 at Roman Catholic Church, Community 2 Tema

•    THANKSGIVING SERVICE:

Sunday 27th November 2016 …

Abeiku Santana Takes Ghana Tourism To World Travel Market 2016 In UK

Tourism ambassador and consummate radio presenter, Abeiku Santana is expected to project Ghana’s tourism to international audience as he attends World Travel Market 2016 in the UK.

The World Travel Market is a leading global event for the travel and tourism industry to meet industry professionals and conduct business deals. This year’s ceremony is a 3-day event in London which starts on Monday November 7 to Wednesday, November 9.


Through its industry networks, unrivalled global reach, the marketing conference creates personal and business opportunities, providing customers with quality contacts, content and communities.

In attendance will be a lot of personalities from around the world, including the Ghanaian tourism ambassador.

He left Ghana on Saturday evening and arrived in the UK on Sunday.
He will be selling ‘brand Ghana’ out there with the aim of attracting tourists to come to Ghana or consider Ghana as their next destination.

Undeniably, Ghana has some of West Africa’s unique …

Stars kick off movie awards season at Hollywood Film Awards

Mel Gibson, Natalie Portman and Tom Hanks are among the stars who were honoured at the Hollywood Film Awards.
Gibson won best director for World War II drama Hacksaw Ridge, a sign he has been accepted by the industry a decade after an infamous anti-Semitic rant.
Portman won best actress for Jackie, in which she portrays Jacqueline Kennedy after John F Kennedy's assassination.
The event styles itself as the start of the awards season, but is regarded with scepticism by some industry observers. 
Winners were announced in advance with no nominations. Many of the winning films have not yet been released and an anonymous panel chooses the recipients. But that did not stop an A-list crowd turning up to the ceremony, which was compered by TV host James Corden - although he did joke at one point that they were "fake awards".
The night was also peppered with references to Tuesday's US presidential election.

"Tonight is actually rigged," Corden told the audience at…

South African Billionaire Fred Robertson on Forbes Africa TV “My Worst Day with Peace Hyde”.

"Its not how many times you fall on your face, its how many times you pick yourself up after you fall”, South African Billionaire Fred Robertson on Forbes Africa TV “My Worst Day with Peace Hyde”.
The Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) movement is a racially selective programme launched by the South African government to redress the inequalities of apartheid by giving certain previously disadvantaged groups of South African citizens economic privileges previously not available to them.

For Fred Robertson, this movement presented the opportunity to build one of the biggest BEE companies in South Africa to be listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Brimstone. In order to build this legacy, Fred Robertson first had to overcome insurmountable obstacles. He sits down with Peace Hyde to share his Worst Day in business in the exciting November episode of the hit flagship show.

Check out the trailer:





Syrian forces bomb a nursery school in rebel-held city of Harasta (Graphic photos)

Six children were killed and dozens more injured after a nursery school in Syria was bombed, reportedly by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
The children were peacefully playing during their first break of the day when government forces launched mortar rounds at the kindergarten, which is located in the rebel-held city of Harasta, a rural suburb of the country's capital, Damascus.

Photos from the scene show the environment splattered with blood. The young children rescued where covered in blood and their toys left strewn across the floor.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said 17 people, most of them children, were injured in the attack. Volunteer rescue group, the Syrian Civil Defence force also known as The White Helmets, attended the scene.

See more graphic photos below..



Justin Bieber wins 3 MTV EMA Europe music awards

Justin Bieber's "Beliebers" helped turn him into the biggest winner Sunday at the MTV EMA European music awards. Again. 
Bieber, who carried away the most silverware at the MTV EMAs last year with five awards, won Best Song this time around for his smash "Sorry," and also took away the title of Best Canadian Act. His army of so-called Beliebers earned him his third crown of the night, Biggest Fans, in online voting via Twitter and Instagram that closed shortly before the show started.

Bieber was one of the many winners on the night who did not attend the show.

Just two days ahead of the U.S. presidential election, veteran punk rockers Green Day closed the raucous show with their anti-establishment anthem "American Idiot."
"It is nice to be out of America just for a second because of this horrendous election that is going on right now," lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong said.

The band was honored with the MTV Global Icon Award, but lost out…

Breaking: Supreme Court Dismisses EC Suit Against Nduom

The Supreme Court has thrown out the EC’s suit challenging the High court ruling asking them to allow the PPP’s presidential candidate Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom to correct his nomination form errors.

The Seven-member panel in the Monday ruling asked the election management body to extend the nomination period to November 8, and allow the candidates to correct their mistakes in order to contest the polls.
The court also ordered the discontinuation of the various court cases regarding the disqualification of other presidential aspirants.

The EC disqualified Dr, Papa Kwesi Nduom and 12 other people from the December polls for various errors detected in their nominations.

But the High Court presided by Justice Kyei Baffuor ruled that the EC was unfair in the decision. The court said the commission failed to set a nomination period for the submission of the forms.

It said a nomination period would have determined the final day for the submission of the forms and given the EC legitimate …

We Have Sex Everyday Unless I'm Menstruating - Okyeame Kwame's Wife

Well I just don't know but it seems the new trend among celebs is to talk about what they do in their bedroom publicly. Ah well, It’s an open secret that sex is indeed needed in a marriage. Infact, it would sound someway for married couples to say they don’t have sex, then something must be wrong somewhere.
Well, wife of Okyeame Kwame, Anica was on Delay’s show and she has confirmed that indeed, his husband, Okyeame Kwame doesn’t joke when it comes to bedroom bully at all.

According to her, Okyeame Kwame has sex with her everyday, I mean every blessed day unless she is sick or menstruating.

“That’s one of our secrets, and I don’t know why he went public with it, but yes, when he has not travelled, or if I’m not sick or menstruating, we have sex each and everyday. Even before I came on this interview, we had s.ex”. Okyeame Kwame’s wife right there boasting that her husband is in form when it comes to s.ex

You should have seen the look on Delay’s face when she confirmed that…

Man steals GH¢ 11,000 ladies scarfs

A  casual worker  at Makola  who conspired with his friend to steal a quantity of ladies scarfs valued at GH¢ 11,000 has been sentenced to 24 months
imprisonment  by an Accra Magistrate Court.

Abdul Rahman Tahiru was charged with conspiracy to steal and stealing and sentenced to 24 months imprisonment on each count to run concurrently.
He however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The facts of the case as presented by the Prosecutor, Sergeant Lois Konadu, to the court, presided over by Mr Isaac Addo, were that on August 21, 2016, the complainant employed the services of a truck pusher to convey her goods to her selling point at Rawlings Park. 
The truck pusher, who is a customer of the complainant, was instructed to pack the items on one side of the truck since he was conveying someone else’s goods.   The prosecutor said when the complainant and the truck pusher left the place, Tahiru, who offloads goods at the market, conspired with his friend Mohammed, and stole the scarfs wor…

T.I. Slams Lil Wayne For Black Lives Matter Comments

Lil Wayne recently said that he doesn't feel "connected" to the Black Lives Matter movement, and T.I. responded to those comments in an Instagram where he called Wayne's take on the matter "absolutely unacceptable."

Wayne was asked about Black Lives Matter on a recent episode of Nightline, and went on to say, "I'm a young, black, rich motherf---er. If that don't let you know that America understand black s--- matter these days, I don't know what it is ... My s--- matter." When reporter Lindsey Davis asked if he felt connected to the movement, he said, "I don't feel connected to a damn thing that ain't got nothin' to do with me."
In his Instagram response, T.I. addressed Wayne directly, telling him that "if you don't stand for something out here" all his success "don't mean s---."  "Our people are being oppressed!!!" he continued. "We are being hunted,captured &a…

EC hit with another suit over disqualification of presidential hopeful

The Electoral Commission and its Chairperson, Charlotte Osei, have been dragged to the High Court in yet another suit against the disqualification of a presidential hopeful.
Alfred Kwame Asiedu claims he had wanted to contest for the presidential slot as an independent candidate on December 7 but was disqualified.
He wants the court to compel the EC to grant him the “opportunity to amend and alter the one anomaly found in is nomination forms” to enable him to contest in the presidential election.

Being led in Counsel by Ayiko Otoo, Mr Asiedu is also seeking an order to prohibit the EC from proceeding with balloting for the position of presidential candidates for December 7 elections.
Ayikoi Otoo obtained a favourable ruling for the Progressive People's Party's (PPP) candidate, Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, in a similar suit against the EC.
This will be the sixth suit against the Commission following its disqualification of some 13 presidential aspirants from contesting this year…

Lady Gaga Calls Out Melania Trump on Anti-Bullying 'Hypocrisy'

The Trumps are a not-so-perfect political illusion, according to Lady Gaga. 
Tweeting at Melania Trump on Sunday afternoon, the Oscar-nominated singer-songwriter called out the presidential nominee's wife over what she alleges to be the Yugoslavia native's conflicting stances on anti-bullying. 
"To say u will stand for 'anti-bullying' is hypocrisy," Gaga, who previously established the non-profit Born This Way Foundation, aimed at combating online bullying and promoting mental health awareness, tweeted. "Your husband is 1 of the most notorious bullies we have ever witnessed."

.@MELANIATRUMP to say u will stand for "anti-bullying" is hypocrisy. Your husband is 1 of the most notorious bullies we have ever witnessed.
-- #VoteHillary (@ladygaga) November 6, 2016
Gaga's comments come on the heels of Melania's Thursday appearance on the Donald Trump campaign trail, where she delivered a speech to a crowd of supporters in Philadelphi…

US election 2016: Trump cries foul as FBI clears Clinton

Donald Trump has accused the FBI of impropriety after it once again exonerated his rival Hillary Clinton of criminal conduct on her emails.
The FBI director said a fresh inquiry into the Democratic candidate's communications found nothing to change the bureau's conclusion this summer.
The Clinton campaign said it was "glad" the lingering issue had been resolved.
The dramatic twist lifted a cloud from her campaign as the final day of the marathon US election race loomed.
The latest opinion polls on Sunday, before news broke of the FBI announcement, gave Mrs Clinton a four to five-point lead over Mr Trump. The Republican nominee cried foul after learning about the law enforcement bureau's decision.

At a rally in the Detroit suburbs, Mr Trump insisted it would have been impossible for the FBI to review what has been reported to be as many as 650,000 emails in such a short time.

"Right now she's being protected by a rigged system. It's a totally rigge…