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Pastor, Electricians jailed for power theft

The Electricity Company of Ghana is cautioning the public against the purchase of scam energy saving cards.

The cards are being sold by some unscrupulous persons parading as staff of ECG.
Three of such persons, Pastor Jude Bentum, and two electricians, Kofi Aboagye and Richard Asusey were on Saturday sentenced by an Accra Circuit Court presided over by Afi Agbanu-Kudomor to six months in prison with hard Labour.

The trio were arrested at Sowutuom in the Ga Central Municipality of the Greater Accra region after they tried selling fake energy saving cards.

Head of Prosecution at the ECG, Paul Assibi Abariga, advised ECG customers to report any person who offers to sell any energy saving card, as the move will not only have dire consequences on their billing system but also may lead to imprisonment.

“You really do not get any benefit from it; the benefit is temporary; you may be relieved for a while but when the card expires, then the distribution system begins to normalize and in …

Eric Trump broke the law with this ballot photo tweet

As we roll through Election Day, voters around the country are sharing photos of their ballots on social media. Among those is Eric Trump, who tweeted out a completed ballot for his father this morning. One small problem: the photo was probably illegal.

He has since the deleted the tweet.


New York, where Eric Trump lives, has a law on the books making it a misdemeanor if anyone "shows his ballot after it is prepared for voting, to any person so as to reveal the contents." (If there's any doubt about the state, "Nueva York" is also just visible at the top of the photo.) Similar "ballot selfie" laws are in place in several states around the US, although their wording differs.
The laws have proven controversial. In New York, a legal challenge nearly succeeded, but a judge ruled last week that changing the law would cause too much confusion ahead of the election.
It may be too late for Eric Trump, but we broke down the laws state by state here.

Fifa's Fatma Samoura to visit Sierra Leone over FA dispute

Fifa secretary-general Fatma Samoura is to visit Sierra Leone to address the ongoing dispute between the country's football association (SLFA) and local authorities. 
Football's world governing body has requested a meeting with Sierra Leone president Ernest Bai Koroma and other leading officials. 
"We are confident that Sierra Leone's president and government officials will understand and honour our request for an official visit on 16 November," Samoura wrote in a letter to the SLFA.

"We are convinced a positive solution can be found with the necessary commitment from all parties." 
Samoura also hopes to discuss a match-fixing inquiry relating to a Sierra Leone international in 2008. 
In 2014, 15 national team players and officials were suspended indefinitely over allegations of match-fixing relating to the goalless Africa Cup of Nations qualifying draw against South Africa. 
The SLFA launched a match-fixing inquiry earlier in 2016 but it is still in …

Facebook sued over 'discriminatory' house and job adverts

Facebook is facing legal action over alleged bias in its housing and employment ads.
The claim, brought by a group of Facebook users, alleges the platform's "ethnic affinity" option is racially biased.
The option is there to enable marketers to exclude certain demographics and target others.
Facebook said the lawsuit was "utterly without merit" and that it would defend itself "vigorously".
The lawsuit was filed in Northern California with the lead plaintiff named as Suzanne-Juliette Mobley, according to the Courthouse News Service. It also names up to 9,999 defendants as advertisers who allegedly "used Facebook's platform to discriminate based on race, gender, national origin and other protected attributes".
It claims that allowing advertisers to block users from seeing ads based on these groups is in violation of the Fair Housing Act and the Civil Rights Act.
The 14-page lawsuit adds that there is no option to exclude the demographic …

2 killed, 17 injured in Bolga road accident

A woman and her baby have died, and 17 others injured in a gory accident on the Bolgatanga road in the Upper East region.
The incident occurred when the mini bus with registration number GT3638-25 they heading towards Savelugu skidedd off the road, smashing into a tree.

The bodies of the deceased, according to the police, have been deposited in the morgue at the Tamale Teaching Hospital.

Also, the injured, added the police, are receiving treatment at the same facility.

The Savelugu municipal police commander, ASP Tawiah Kwadwo William said preliminary probe has revealed the driver, who gave his name as Razak, "might have dozed off" and veered off resulting in the crash.

According to him, the police raced to the scene after learning of the accident from a distressed caller who unsuccessfully tried contacting an ambulance service.

Prince Harry confirms relationship with American actress, Meghan Markle, condemns racist and sexist slurs aimed at her

After months of speculations by the media, Prince Harry has finally confirmed his relationship with 35-year-old American actress, Meghan Markle, best known for her role as Rachael Zane on TV legal drama series, Suits.

In a statement issued by Kensington Palace, the 32-year-old Prince responded to "racist and sexist" abuse faced by his new girlfriend, making an emotional appeal for the press to leave them alone.

Meghan Markle was born and raised in Los Angeles. She married her ex, Trevor Engelson on September 10, 2011, after dating since 2004. They couple split in May 2013. Markle is of mixed race, her father is Causasian and mother, an African-American.

 Read the satement by Kensington Palace below...

"Since he was young, Prince Harry has been very aware of the warmth that has been extended to him by members of the public, He feels lucky to have so many people supporting him and knows what a fortunate and privileged life he leads. He is also aware that there is s…

Adele becomes richest celebrity under 30 breaking One Direction's three-year run

Adele has more than doubled how much she's worth to be crowned the richest British celebrity under 30.
She's knocked One Direction off the top spot after their three-year run in first place and is now reported to have an estimated £92m in the bank.
Last year the 28-year-old was in fourth place on Heat's list of the 30 richest British stars under 30.
The magazine's annual list has ex-Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, 27, in second place with an estimated £74m. 
Ed Sheeran, 25, is a new entry in third place, with an estimated fortune of £45m. 
One Direction now feature on the list individually but before they counted as a band, which is why they always topped the list.
Former member Zayn Malik, 23, is in fourth position behind Ed Sheeran with £38m.
Harry Styles, 22, is in fifth with £37m, while Liam Payne, 23, is in seventh (£34m), Niall Horan, 23, is in eighth (£34m) and Louis Tomlinson, 24, is in ninth (£33m).
Another former Harry Potter star, Emma Watson, 26, is at num…

Snake on a plane: Live reptile intrudes on flight in Mexico

Passengers on a commercial flight in Mexico were given a start when a serpent slithered into the cabin in a scene straight out of the Hollywood thriller "Snakes on a Plane." 
The green reptile appeared suddenly on an Aeromexico flight from Torreon in the country's north to Mexico City on Sunday, emerging from the ceiling behind an overhead luggage compartment.

Cellphone video shot by passenger Indalecio Medina showed it wriggling briefly as if trapped before partially dropping down into the cabin.
"I was reading a magazine and the passenger next to me saw it and, 'Oh my word!'" Medina told The Associated Press by phone Monday. He estimated it was over 3 feet (about 1 meter) in length.
Passengers hastily unbuckled themselves to get clear of the dangling snake before it dropped to the floor, where people trapped it between rows 5 and 6 with blankets provided by a flight attendant, Medina said.
"It was a frightening situation ... but people remain…

Guest Feature: Should Single Christians Use Online Dating Platforms?

Online dating or social discovery platforms (like Sweeedy.com) is simply an instrument God can use to join two single Christians together. What can be wrong with a sister, brother, friend, neighbour who met his or her spouse online and is enjoying a healthy, happy marriage?

The Holy Bible does not make any direct or indirect reference to dating services. In actual fact, the Bible does not indicate the process Christians should use in searching for potential soul partners, or whichever method Christians should during dating or courtship. 

The reason is that, during the biblical times, online dating or social discovery platforms for singles (such as sweeedy.com) did not exist in the same form as it is presently.

During the biblical era, families assisted young men and women to meet and get engaged. They even  sometimes chose their children’s friends for them. We can take a look at the story of Isaac and Rebekah and how God brought them together (Genesis 24). It was independe…

Nomination Opens For 2016 50 Most Influential Young Ghanaians

Africa’s leading Media and Public Relations firm, Avance Media has launched the search for the 2016 Most Influential Young Ghanaians, one of the most comprehensive rankings for young people in Ghana.

The initiative which was launched last year had the Investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas emerging as the 2015 Most influential young Ghanaian through public votes.

The initiative which carries the vision to become the Leading and Most Credible program to Rank and Honour Young people in Ghana and beyond will this year have various young people in diverse industries being recognised for what they have done to contribute to the economy and development of Ghana.

Public nominations which last till 25th November, can be submitted through gh.avancemediaafrica.com will be screen by a board of jury from Ghana preceding the announcement of the 50 finalists will go through a voting process to determine the overall Most Influential Young Ghanaian.

Reviewed categories opened for nomi…

Woman who claimed that she was assaulted by Donald Trump at a Jeffrey Epstein sex party at age 13 lied about it

The woman, Katie Johnson, who claimed that Donald Trump raped her at age 13 at one of billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein's notorious 'sex parties' has been according to DailyMail, caught in her lie.
According to an Exclusive by DailyMail.com, when she first filed the civil suit last April, Trump's legal team branded the allegations as 'disgusting at the highest level' and a 'hoax' clearly framed to 'solicit media attention or, perhaps simply politically motivated'.
Clinton supporters immediately seized on the story and opened a discussion about the rape claims on Twitter and other social media networks in the hopes of damaging Trump's push for the White House.

The Huffington Post also jumped on the bandwagon of anti-Trump sentiment after she made her claims, asking: 'Donald Trump Is Accused Of Raping A 13-Year-Old. Why Haven't The Media Covered It?'
Then, last Wednesday, Katie Johnson suddenly cancelled a packed press …

Custody agreement reached in Jolie-Pitt divorce

Angelina Jolie Pitt will continue to have sole custody of her six children with Brad Pitt in a joint agreement reached by the actors, a representative for the actress said Monday. 
The agreement calls for the former couple's six children, who range in ages from 8 to 15, to continue to have "therapeutic visits" with Pitt. Jolie Pitt filed for divorce in September, days after Pitt was involved in a disturbance during a private fight with his family. She cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the breakup, and an attorney said at the time she filed for divorce "for the health of the family." 
Monday's statement said the agreement was reached more than a week ago in consultation with childcare professionals. 
It says no further details could be provided, and it makes no mention of an investigation by child welfare workers into the plane incident. Pitt and Jolie Pitt reached a temporary custody agreement in late September that included at leas…

Samsung raided in political corruption probe

South Korean prosecutors have raided the offices of Samsung Electronics as part of a probe into the political scandal around President Park Geun-hye.
The prosecutors are investigating allegations that Samsung gave money to the daughter of Choi Soon-sil, a close friend of the president. 
Ms Choi is accused of using their friendship to interfere in politics and solicit business donations.

Samsung confirmed the raids to the BBC saying they had "no further comment".
President Park has apologised for her ties to Ms Choi but faces mounting calls to resign.
In this latest twist of the scandal that's been rocking South Korea for weeks, prosecutors are investigating allegations that Samsung might have provided €2.8m euros ($3.1m, £2.5m) to a company co-owned by Ms Choi and her daughter, to bankroll the daughter's equestrian training in Germany. 
Prosecutors are also reported to have raided the offices of the Korea Equestrian Federation and the Korea Horse Affairs Associatio…

Woman pushes another woman to death in front of a train

A 30-year-old woman, Melanie Liverpool-Turner was arrested for pushing another woman, 49 year old Connie Watton, in front of a moving subway train in New York.
Witnesses said Liverpool-Turner, had been arguing with Watton, at the Times Square-42nd Street station on Monday. Police said the two women did not know each other.

 Police spokeswoman said they were both standing on the downtown platform of the 1 train arguing when all of a sudden, Watton was shoved onto the tracks at around 1.20pm and pronounced dead on the scene shortly afterwards,
Metropolitan Transportation Authority worker said Liverpool-Turner looked 'proud' as she was led away by police officers.

One witness said she saw Turner get arrested. She said:
'About five minutes ago, 20 police officers escorted her out'. 'Her head was up, kinda proud of what she did.'Liverpool-Turner lied and told authorities she pushed a German college student to her death last month, even though police concluded the…