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Trump Said to Name McFarland as Deputy National Security Adviser

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Kathleen Troia “KT” McFarland as his deputy national security adviser, adding another woman to the top ranks of his administration, according to two people familiar with the transition planning.
McFarland has accepted the position, according to one person familiar with the transition, and will work with retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, who Trump named as his national security adviser last week. Both people spoke on condition of anonymity ahead of a formal announcement from the transition team.

She has a long record of national security experience, serving as deputy assistant secretary of defense for public affairs in the early 1980s under President Ronald Reagan. McFarland also has worked as a national security analyst and a contributor to Fox News. She ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in New York in 2006.

The deputy national security adviser position doesn’t require confirmation by the …

Mogul Moves: Peace Hyde inks 6- figure international Forbes Africa TV deal

Money, Power and a whole lot of glitz and glamour, get ready for the official launch of the most riveting talk show to hit the African continent, Forbes Africa TV’s My Worst Day with none other than stunning media personality, Peace Hyde. 
The multiple award winning African Broadcaster has rapidly become a dominating force across the continent’s ever growing media industry, as Peace Hyde now interviews Africa’s leading global business moguls, change makers, innovators, entertainers, philanthropists and billionaires who have risen above the status quo to the height of success, following the signing of an eye watering six figure syndication deal firmly making her West Africa’s most bankable media personality. 
For the past 6 months, the show has taken Nigeria, South Africa as well as 14 other countries in Sub Saharran Africa by storm securing the position of the highest rated business entertainment show reaching over 90 million homes across the continent. But why should Ghana miss o…

Zylofon Media To Host Ghana Movie Awards 2016 Nominees Party + Final Butch Of Nominees

This year's Ghana Movie Awards nominee’s party is scheduled to take place tomorrow Saturday November 26.

Organizers have announced that the cocktail party will happen at the head office of lead sponsor of this year's event, Zylofon Media located at East Legon opposite Menvick Hotel in Accra.
The strictly by invitation cocktail party which is a prelude to the main event and is expected to bring together all nominees, the media and invited special guests to party and interact about the way forward for the Ghana movie industry.

The main event is scheduled to take place at the plush Kempiski Gold Coast Hotel in Accra on Sunday December 4, 2016.

Meanwhile, organizers have released final batch of nominees for the Television series categories. See full list below:

LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

1)    FUNNY FACE   -  COW AND CHICKEN  (UTV)
2)    MIKEY OSEI BERKO  -   GUY GUY   (TV3)
3)    KWAME  DZOKOTO  -   EFIEWURA  (TV3)
4)    KOFI ADJORLOLO  -  OFFICE PALAVA  (VIASAT 1)
5)    TOOSWE…

Uganda is shutting down schools funded by Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates

A legal tug-of-war between Ugandan authorities and a for-profit international chain of schools has led to the education provider being ordered to shut down in a matter of weeks, leaving the lives of thousands of pupils in limbo.
Uganda's High Court has described the Bridge International Academies (BIA) -- which is funded by the likes of Microsoft's Bill Gates and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg -- as unsanitary and unqualified, and has ordered it to close its doors in December because it ignored Uganda's national standards and put the "life and safety" of its 12,000 young students on the line.  The Director of Education Standards for the Ministry, Huzaifa Mutazindwa, told CNN that the nursery and primary schools were not licensed, the teachers weren't qualified and that there was no record of its curriculum being approved. "The Ministry does not know what is being taught in these schools which is a point of concern to (the) government," Mut…

Wife chews husband’s lips

For daring to question his wife over an alleged infidelity, a 36-year-old mechanic, Jonas Ansah Yeboah, has had his lips bitten off. Susana Owusu to whom the victim has been married to for 15 years, had earlier threatened to pluck out his eyes and disfigure him.
Although they have had a series of squabbles in the past, he least expected that his wife would go as far as biting his lips.

Susana is also accused of inflicting machete wounds on her husband’s neck during a fight in their home at Tarkwa Atuabo in the Western Region.
Marriage on rocks 
Narrating his ordeal to The Mirror in Accra, the victim, who has been referred to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital for plastic surgery, admitted that his marriage was on the rocks, but he was hoping for things to get better with time.
He stated that his wife runs a drinking spot, but temporarily moved out of their matrimonial home and also abandoned her spot after a quarrel.
When his wife left, he changed the lock to their room but he returned …

Drunken Kenyan ladies offer policemen sex for freedom (Video)

Video of two Kenyan ladies that were arrested for being drunk and behaving in a disorderly manner has emerged on social media.

The video shared on Facebook by one Jacob Vikey shows the unidentified drunk ladies ranting at the police officers in Swahili, with one of them even offering sex for her freedom. She can be heard saying: 'If it’s sex you want just tell us!'.... 

Watch the hilarious video

Florence Henderson: Brady Bunch matriarch dies at 82

Florence Henderson, known to millions for her role as matriarch Carol Brady in The Brady Bunch, has died aged 82. According to her representatives, she died on Thursday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles, a day after being admitted to hospital. 

First shown in 1969, The Brady Bunch told of single parents with children who marry to form a "blended" family.
Born in 1934 in southern Indiana, the actress began her career in theatre before turning to television.
She made her first stage appearance in New York at 19 - a one-line role in a play called Wish You Were Here.
She went on to land the female lead in a tour of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma!, which eventually took her to Broadway in 1954. She subsequently played Maria in The Sound of Music and Nellie Forbush in South Pacific.
But her career nearly ended in 1965 when she suddenly lost her hearing while appearing in The King and I in Los Angeles.
She was diagnosed with a hereditary condition called oste…

Another SA pastor commands church members to touch live wires and get drunk through anointed water (Photos & Video)

Apostle Philip Sithole of Divine Word Ministries in Hammanskraal is making the headlines after he reportedly commanded his church member to touch live wires and also got another drunk through anointed water.
This only comes after a doom insecticide-spraying pastor from Limpopo became a global topic for spraying his congregation with an insecticide killer to supposedly 'heal' the church members.

In the video released by The Daily Sun, Apostle Philip Sithole first announced that he would command people to touch live wires and they will not get electrocuted.

He then invited a lady out to the podium and ordered her to touch live wires, before asking a man to drink from an anointed water, who instantly got drunk and lost his balance. More photos and the video, below...





LifeStyle: HR Today: Five traits of the new CHRO

Last week I got to play DJ and spin some great examples of the new kind of HR leader. In a few days, along with some 15,000 others, I’ll hit Vegas for SHRM 2015. We’re not in the desert to debate whether the HR ecosystem is changing — we know the answer to that one.

Nor are we there to learn to love new bells and whistles — as a field, looks like we’re adapting to that brave new world of awesome. The onus now: HR leadership 3.0. It’s time to learn how to lead in ways that embrace the changes, but don’t overlook the essence of what we are here to do.

Chief Human Resources Officers are trending, and they’re going to become more common. That also means our fearless leader may well be a face up in the clouds of the executive floor, so she, or he, had better have the goods to lead the rest of us. And yes, it means that as we climb our own career ladders, we can officially reach for the stars. What should we aspire to bring to the boardroom?

Here are 5 traits for the CHRO A-game:

1.…

Magnitude 7.0 quake shakes Central America

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake off the Pacific Coast of Central America has shaken the region, just as a hurricane barreled into the Caribbean coasts of Nicaragua and Costa Rica.
There were no immediate reports of any damage from Thursday's quake, which occurred around 120km off the coast of El Salvador at a depth of 33km, according to the US Geological Survey.

Earlier reports had put the quake's magnitute at 7.2.
A tsunami alert issued by El Salvador was later lifted. 
In El Salvador, the eartquake could be felt in the regions of Chalatenango, San Salvador, Cabanas and San Miguel.
El Salvador sits along the major seismic zone known as the Pacific Ring of Fire, a series of faults marked by 450 active volcanoes over 40,000km.
Over the last two weeks, earthquakes with magnitudes over 7.0 have hit Japan and New Zealand, both of which are also near the Ring of Fire.
Shaking was also felt in the Nicaraguan capital of Managua, and as far as the Costa Rican capital San Jose. The earthquake s…

Watch: Brand-New Video From NanaYaa Ft Samini ‘Handkerchief’

Ghanaian Singer NanaYaa has finally released the most anticipated video of the year titled: ‘handkerchief’ which features Samini.

The video was shot by Breakthrough studios and directed by award wining director Pascal AKA.

She described the video with one word – ‘EPIC’. ‘This is the best Hi-life video of the year’, NanaYaa opined.

When talking about the concept, she said: ‘After a good time with my man (Samini) I just realized that all he left me was a handkerchief’.

Not to give too much of it away, fans should watch the video and share their feedback with me on my social media platforms, she noted.

Watch and share the new video:

DKB & Co To Stage "Donald Trump" Edition Of Comedy Express This Friday

The King of Comedy DKB, this time called "DKB Trump" is coming our way again with what seems to be an exciting fun packed hilarious show, Comedy Express 3 (Donald Trump Edition).
Ever wondered what would happen if Donald Trump was disqualified by the Electoral Commission? Or perhaps get stones thrown at him during his campaign tour? Well, come to The Chop Bar inside the AnC mall to get all your "Trump" related questions answered.
Helping the King is Foster Romanus Clinton, Khemikal Trump, Jacinta Trump, Lekzy Clinton, Ajeezay Trump, OB Clinton, Tee kay Clinton etc.

Happening this Friday 25th November 2016, 7pm sharp. Tickets are going for only GHc25 with a free can of Giant Malt. You can get tickets at The Chop Bar premises or Call or Whatsapp 0571241341 for free delivery anywhere in Accra.

Comedy Express is sponsored by Giant Malt, The Boardroom Men's Grooming Centre, Asta Advertising with support from Pluzz 89.9 fm and all Showbiz media platforms, p…

Brazil's president named in corruption allegations

Brazil's President Michel Temer has been accused of pressuring a cabinet minister to engage in corrupt practices.
Former Culture Minister Marcelo Calero said Mr Temer asked him to help another minister in a personal business deal.
He said he was asked to allow construction of luxury apartments in a historic district of Salvador. 
Mr Calero, who resigned last week, had previously blocked the plans. President Temer has denied the allegations. 
However, he admitted talking to Mr Calero about the project. The president has vowed to clean up corruption in Brazil, but has lost three ministers to corruption allegations.

The scandal involves government secretary Geddel Vieira Lima, who had bought a property in Salvador in Bahia state.


Mr Calero's ministry vetoed the construction, on the grounds that the proposed building was on a heritage site.

He told the police both the president and the minister had pressured him to overturn the decision.

Earlier this week, an ethics panel decided to open …

Gov’t awards another GH₵35m contract to Woyome despite scandal, says OccupyGhana

OccupyGhana says it has discovered a GH¢35 million contract awarded to embattled businessman, Alfred Woyome, although the dust is yet to settle on a scandalous judgement debt awarded to him.
Mr Woyome is yet to refund a GH¢51.2 million judgement debt he obtained from the state which according to the Supreme Court was acquired through unconstitutional and invalid contracts between the state and Waterville Holdings Limited in 2006 for the construction of stadia for CAN 2008.
Despite the apex court’s ruling, the businessman is currently fighting the retrieval of the money by the state, claiming among other things, that he earned it.

In a statement issued Thursday, the pressure group said it “is shocked, outraged and appalled to discover that while the nation is still reeling from the effect of the Alfred Woyome judgment debt scandal, and the stalled and hesitant attempts by the Attorney-General to execute the judgment of the Supreme Court, the Government of Ghana has, on the bl…

Man Beaten Up Mercilessly For Defecting From NDC To NPP

Some supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have allegedly assaulted Richard Mensah Panin for defecting to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) at Esuehyia Market in the Ekumfi Constituency of the Central Region. The victim narrating his ordeal to Adom News’ Kofi Adjei said, his only crime was to defect from the NDC to join the NPP.

Mr Mensah with a blood-stained left eye said, he was accosted and beaten up severely during one of his outings with the NPP Parliamentary candidate for the area, Ato Cudjoe Wednesday night.

According to him, NDC supporters approaching him and so he stopped and without any provocation, some stoutly-built men pounced on him and started assaulting.

Mr Mensah indicated that, while he was being subjected to severe beatings, some of the men questioned why he defected from the NPP. “I was only on one of my campaign tours with the NPP candidate when these NDC men from nowhere pounced on me and started beating me mercilessly. When I needed a passport, t…