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Trump says he will do all he can to help Cuban people

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said on Saturday that his administration would "do all it can" once it takes office on Jan. 20 to help boost freedom and prosperity for Cuban people after the death of Fidel Castro.
Trump had threatened late in his upstart campaign for the White House that concerns about religious freedom in Cuba could prompt him to reverse President Barack Obama's moves to open relations with the Cold War adversary after more than a half-century's estrangement.

Obama said this was an emotional moment for Cubans and Cuban-Americans and offered condolences to Castro's family.

"At this time of Fidel Castro’s passing, we extend a hand of friendship to the Cuban people," he said in a statement, noting his administration had "worked hard to put the past behind us."

Republicans closely await what Trump - a billionaire businessman known for his unconventional approach to politics and policy - will do on Cuba once he takes offic…

Obama says history will judge Castro's impact on world

U.S. President Barack Obama in a statement on Saturday offered his condolences to Fidel Castro's family and added that history would judge Castro's impact on Cuba and around the world. 
"At this time of Fidel Castro's passing, we extend a hand of friendship to the Cuban people," Obama said.

"History will record and judge the enormous impact of this singular figure on the people and world around him." Obama added that during his presidency he had worked to "put the past behind us," while working on a future that was built on those things that were in common.

Putin presents Russian passport to Hollywood actor Seagal

Russian President Vladimir Putin presented a Russian passport to U.S. actor Steven Seagal on Friday and said he hoped it would serve as a symbol of how the fractious ties between Moscow and Washington are starting to improve.
At a Kremlin ceremony where Seagal signed his new passport in front of Putin, the Russian leader said: "I want to congratulate you and express the hope that this is another, albeit small, gesture and it might be a sign of the gradual normalization of relations between our countries."

When Putin then asked how he was doing, the actor replied that "everything is good. We will talk later. For now just honored to be here."
Putin, a fan of the kind of martial arts that Seagal often practices in his Hollywood action movies, signed an order at the start of this month to grant Russian citizenship to Seagal.
At the time, a Kremlin spokesman cited Seagal's "warm feelings towards Russia" and his celebrity as the reasons for granting th…

TKC AFRICA SIGNS ANITA ERSKINE AS BRAND AMBASSADOR FOR FLEX WATCHES

As part of its campaign to introduce Flex Watches to the Ghana Philanthropic and CSR Community, TKC Africa brings Anita Erskine on board to support the promotion.

The Knowledge Channel (TKC) Africa has signed a partnership with Flex Watches - a collection of unique time pieces especially designed and created to help raise funds towards some of the world’s most crippling health and socio economic issues.

“Flex Watches” supports causes such as breast cancer, hunger, autism, the need for clean water in rural communities, encouraging expression through the Arts and more, by committing 10% of its sales to these and other causes.

Flex Watches come in ten different colors – each signifying a particular cause. For example the plain or patterned pink shade signifies Breast Cancer, whilst the quest to provide communities with Clean Water, is represented by the plain or patterned blue. With every purchase of a Flex Watch, 10% of the proceeds are dedicated to organizations whose goal i…

Throw out Woyome’s frivolous application – Amidu to SC

Former Attorney General Martin Amidu has in an affidavit to the Supreme Court appealed to the apex court to reject the writ by embattled businessman Alfred Woyome seeking to prevent him for cross-examining him.

Amidu who was billed to examine Woyome over the controversial GHC51 million judgment paid him by the state was stopped in the last minute when the businessman filed two writes Wednesday asking the court to review its ruling that permitted his cross-examination.

But in a response to the writ, Amidu argued: “In the premises I believe that the application for stay of proceedings is frivolous, vexatious and an abuse of the process of the Court and ought to be refused.

“I oppose the application for stay of proceedings on the main ground that it discloses no reasonable ground or grounds for the making of an application for stay of proceedings to this Court pending the discharge or reversal of the ruling and order of this Court dated 16th November 2016 aforesaid to warrant …

UK photographer David Hamilton dies, aged 83

The controversial British photographer David Hamilton, best known for nude images of young girls, has died at his home in Paris at the age of 83.
The circumstances of his death are unclear. Some media reports suggest he killed himself.
Hamilton had recently denied accusations that he had in the past raped some of his teenage models.

He made his name in the 1960s with soft-focus pictures of young girls published by major magazines.
The emergency services were called to his apartment in the French capital's 6th district (arrondissement) shortly after 20:30 local time (19:30 GMT), where he was found unresponsive.
Local media are reporting that prescription drugs were found nearby.
In a book published last month, prominent TV presenter Flavie Flament described being raped in the 1980s by a famous photographer, without giving a name.
In an interview with L'Obs weekly last week, Flament named Hamilton as her attacker. Other women then levelled similar accusations. 
Hamilton, whose…

Jay Foley Institutes Scheme To Support An Upcoming Artiste

Media Personality Jay Foley is offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for an upcoming artiste.

The audition of a sort experience will see Foley have a one-on-one listening session with a number of upcoming artistes who want to gain mainstream acclaim.

The LIVE FM Presenter tells us he wants to “identify new talent and also guide them on their music path.”

The process involves listening to the songs by the upcoming acts, and sharing his candid opinion. The best song out of the lot will be promoted extensively by Foley.

Date and venue for the ‘audition’ will be announced very soon. Jay Foley is currently the manager of award-winning Highlife musician, Bisa Kdei.

He is credited with making mainstream the music of the likes of 4×4, Lousika, Keche and many more. As the owner of 2131 Records, he has given quite a number of unknown acts the opportunity to grow their craft.

Uganda prostitute surrenders all her condom packs after convicted by the Holy Ghost (Photos)

Ninsiima Allen, a 25-year-old from Wakaliga in Uganda has surrendered all her condom packs after she was convicted by the Holy Ghost. According to Robert Kayanja Ministres on Facebook, she gave her life to Christ after attending one of the church crusades #77DOGS.
However, after her life transformed she went back to the camp where she had been practicing the prostitution and preached to her  colleagues, testifying that she is now born again and freed from all her iniquities.

It was also reported that she was initially afraid that she could have contracted HIV/AIDS. But after she was counseled by one of the ministers she was giving the boldness to go for an HIV test. To her joy, she found that she was HIV negative. 

Obama urged Clinton to concede on election night

President Barack Obama called Hillary Clinton to persuade her to concede the White House on election night, according to a forthcoming book on Clinton's defeat.
Authors Amie Parnes, The Hill's senior White House correspondent, and Jonathan Allen cite three Clintonworld sources familiar with the election-night request in the unreleased book from Crown Publishing.

"You need to concede," Obama told his former secretary of State as she, her family, and her top aides continued to watch results trickle in from the key Rust Belt states of Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. The latter state, called after 1:30 a.m. by The Associated Press, was the clear tipping point for the White House race, ensuring Trump would crest over the 270 electoral-vote threshold needed to win.

Clinton ultimately heeded Obama's advice and called Trump to acknowledge her defeat in the early morning hours Wednesday.

White House officials did not immediately return requests for comment Fr…

Cuba's former president Fidel Castro, dies aged 90

Cuban revolutionary icon Fidel Castro died late Friday in Havana, his brother, President Raul Castro, announced on national television.
"The commander in chief of the Cuban revolution died at 22:29 hours this evening," the president announced on national television. Fidel Castro was 90.

Raul Castro, who took power after his older brother Fidel was hospitalized in 2006, said that the revolutionary leader's remains will be cremated early on Saturday, "in compliance with his expressed will."

Raul Castro made the announcement just after midnight Friday (0500 GMT Saturday).
One of the leading world figures in the second half of the 20th century, Fidel Castro had outsized influence given the size of his small Caribbean island.

He was said to have survived countless US assassination attempts.