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Guest Blog: The Imperfection!! Be Inspired by Annie~Joy

There is always that one thing you have tried to do which you haven't been able to perfect it which is making you feel imperfect. You graduated with the best grade but you couldn't make it in the core mathematics due to that you are still at home. You have had the chance of going to school again but resources can't be met. 
You are very good at football but you are finding it difficult to get a team. You can type all the English words but when it comes to reading there is a problem. All these put together makes you feel you are not perfect. I tell you; I never knew mathematics was the easiest subject until I decided to study it. Sometimes it's the mind that stops us. The resources are not available yet to guarantee you to go to school. Start a little job now and do some savings. Be determined you want to go to school and something will happen. 'The best way to eat an elephant is to cut him up into little pieces'. What I want to say is; the best app…

‘American values are at stake’: Barack Obama ‘heartened’ by resistance to Donald Trump

Former President Barack Obama released a statement on Monday expressing solidarity with those protesting his successor’s ban on travelers and refugees entering the United States from certain Muslim-majority countries. 
The statement, issued under the name of Obama’s spokesman Kevin Lewis, was the first time that Obama has weighed in on Donald Trump’s presidency. And though it did not mention Trump by name or directly criticize the executive order that he signed on Friday, the implication was one of disapproval. 
“President Obama is heartened by the level of engagement taking place in communities around the country,” Lewis said. “In his final official speech as President, he spoke about the important role of citizen and how all Americans have a responsibility to be the guardians of our democracy―not just during an election but every day.
“Citizens exercising their Constitutional right to assemble, organize and have their voices heard by their elected officials is exactly what w…

Kal Penn Raises Over $500,000 for Refugees After Being Told He Doesn't 'Belong' in US

Actor and former White House staffer Kal Penn has raised more than $500,000 for Syrian refugees after a person left a message on one of his Instagram posts saying that Penn "[doesn't] belong in this country."
Penn posted an image of the comment on Saturday accompanied with a link to a crowdfunding page. "To the dude who said I don't belong in America, I started a fundraising page for Syrian Refugees in your name," Penn wrote in the caption of the picture.

Since then, the page has accrued more than $500,000 in donations. According to the fundraiser's description, the money will go to the International Rescue Committee, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping "people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster."
"When this thing launched this morning, I just thought it'd be an uplifting way to raise 2,500 bucks," Penn said in an update video after the crowdfunding page reached $30,000.

"Conti…

Razak Brimah tells critics “Go to hell”

Black Stars goalkeeper Razak Brimah has incurred the wrath of Ghanaians after he was seen on video attacking his critics in an expletive manner.
The video comes after the Black Stars victory over DR Congo in the quarter-final of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.
In the video which was recorded after the Black Stars’ defeat against the Pharaohs of Egypt, a bitter Brimah takes a dig at national team fans who have attacked him for his performances at the ongoing Nations Cup in Gabon.
“….These f**king negative people, f**k you all,” Brimah is heard saying after initially praising a section of the Ghanaian fans he called “positive people.”
The 28-year-old continued “…Babylon, because we also have family, every f**king word you say against us, we’ve also heard them okay.
“If you don’t know football, shut the f**king up there and close your f**king mouth, sit over there and just watch the game…people talk too much,” he said repeatedly.
The Cordoba shot stopper added “this is my…

Trump's travel ban: Companies and executives speak out

Read the full report from CNN below...

Tech executives in particular have expressed deep concern about President Trump's ban on travel by citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries. But leaders of companies across the economy are speaking out.
Immigrants have played a big role building some major U.S. companies, particularly in tech. A 2011 report from the Partnership for a New American Economy estimates that 45% of high-tech companies in the Fortune 500 were founded by first- or second-generation Americans. 
Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford and CEO Mark Fields In a memo to employees, they said they do not support the ban. "Respect for all people is a core value of Ford Motor Company, and we are proud of the rich diversity of our company here at home and around the world," they wrote. 
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings "Trump's actions are hurting Netflix (NFLX, Tech30) employees around the world, and are so un-American it pains us all," Hastings said on Facebo…

'People hate you': Miss Colombia roasts Steve Harvey at Miss Universe 2017

At last year's Miss Universe pageant, host Steve Harvey notoriously announced Miss Colombia as the pageant's winner when the crown really belonged to Miss Philippines, an error he awkwardly corrected onstage minutes later.
Harvey returned to host the 2017 competition, and after an opening monologue packed with references to his previous mishap, he came face to face with this year's Miss Colombia, Andrea Tovar, announcing her name as one of the top 13 finalists. 
After telling Tovar, "I want you to marry my son," he asked her about his reputation in her country, post-gaffe. "I wanna just ask this for myself, how do people in Colombia feel about Steve Harvey?"

"You want the truth?" she asked.  "No, just lie to me," he joked, grimacing.
"A lot of people hate you," she said, as the crowd laughed. "But I love you!"
She went on to answer the rest of his question in Spanish, to which Harvey joked, "Is that a dea…

Kwese TV, Africa's Newest Satellite Network Started Broadcasting Today

Kwesé TV (www.Kwese.com), Africa’s newest satellite network is here!  The Kwesé Network’s Pay-TV satellite service started broadcasting today, beaming Kwesé’s full suite of superior entertainment and sports programming to households in Ghana, Rwanda and Zambia, which make up the initial phase of the Kwesé TV rollout across Africa, other countries will be announced in due course. Viewers in these countries can now access Kwesé TV via Kwesé’s own satellite and set-top-box (decoder) available at leading retailers.

Kwesé TV has launched with a full-suite of top-shelf content which is unprecedented for a new broadcaster. Having already showcased its impressive portfolio of sports assets on its premium sports channels Kwesé Free Sports, Kwesé Sports 1 and Kwesé Sports 2, Kwesé TV introduces some fantastic entertainment programming to the mix including some exclusive, first-to-market content as well as original programming.

In addition to great content and its multi-platform, multi…

Trump travel ban attacked at Screen Actors Guild awards

Hidden Figures was the surprise winner of the top prize at this year's Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, which was dominated by anger over Donald Trump's policies on immigration.
The film, which tells the true story of black female mathematicians during the 1960s space race, won the best ensemble prize at the Los Angeles ceremony.
Denzel Washington was named best actor for Fences.
Several winners attacked Mr Trump's ban on immigration from seven countries.
The tone was set by host Ashton Kutcher, who began the evening by greeting "everyone at home and everyone in airports that belong in my America".
"We're in a really tricky time in our country and things are very inexcusable and scary," said Emma Stone as she won the best actress prize for La La Land.
Mahershala Ali, meanwhile, spoke about his Muslim faith as he accepted the best supporting actor prize for Moonlight.
Mr Trump's executive order, signed on Friday, halted the entire US refugee…

Ambassador Quartey is new AU Vice Chair

Ambassador Kwesi Quartey, former Secretary to ex-President John Mahama, is to serve as Vice Chairperson of the AU Commission.
In a twitter post, President Akufo-Addo wrote “Congratulations to Amb. Kwesi Quartey on being elected as the Vice Chair of the AU Commission. I wish you the very best in your new job”. Congratulations to Amb. Kwesi Quartey on being elected as the Vice Chair of the AU Commission. I wish you the very best in your new job. 🇬🇭 — Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) January 30, 2017Mr Quartey whose  diplomatic career spans over 30 years of service in various capacities in Ghana’s embassies and high commissions including Cotonou, Cairo, Brussels, Havana among others,  succeeds South Africa’s Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.
Meanwhile, Chadian Foreign Minister Moussa Faki Mahamat becomes new Chairperson of the AU Commission.
Mr Quartey previously served as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration under the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
He is expected to dri…

Man Murdered In Sleep

Residents of Peki Dzake in the South Dayi District of the Volta Region have been thrown into a state of shock after news broke of the gruesome murder of a young carpenter in the community.
The 37-year-old carpenter, Philip Ahornu is reported to have been murdered in his sleep by an unknown assailant on Wednesday afternoon.
The deceased was allegedly having his siesta at about 12:30 pm when the assailant broke into his room to commit the untellable horror.
The assailant was said to have slashed the victim in the stomach with a sharp cutlass resulting in his intestine gushing out.
The deceased, who was said to be in coma at the time was quickly rushed to the Peki Government Hospital for treatment but was transferred to the Volta Regional Hospital in Ho where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.
It was not clear what could have caused the assailant to carry out such cruelty and the whole Peki Dzake town has been in a state of distress as the news spread.
A search party comprising the …

(Photos) Young Kenyan couple who got married in T-shirts off to dream honeymoon

Ann and Wilson Mutura who stunned many after getting married in a simple ceremony dressed in T-shirts have finally set off for their all- expenses paid honeymoon. Last week, several companies came out with lots of goodies for the couple including a first class wedding, honeymoon and many more. Today, January 30, 2017, Bonfire Adventures and Events has redeemed their pledge by sponsoring the couple's honeymoon to an undisclosed four- star hotel, where they will spend five days. In a Facebook post, the company shared photos of the lovebirds boarding a Kenya Airways plane to their destination. Captioning the post, they wrote: The day is finally here for Mr & Mrs. Wanjohi (Ksh 100 wedding couple ) courtesy of BONFIRE ADVENTURES AND EVENTS they were picked up from home straight to the airport to catch their flight to a FULLY PAID 5 days 4 nights Honeymoon Flying package in 4 star hotel -Mombasa (Diani).. The excitement on their face tells it all. Ann & Wilson Jibambeni…

Quote of the Day!!!! By Michelle Obama

Quote of the day!!! Success isn't about How much money you make, it's about the Difference you make in people's lives. By Michelle Obama.

Ghana @60 committee to work for free

Joy News can confirm that the 60th Anniversary planning Committee has resolved to forfeit all allowances and remuneration following public concern that the national celebration will be a burden on a struggling economy.
"The service to be rendered by the committee members will be strictly on a pro bono basis," a statement signed by Chair of the Committee, Ken Amankwa, said. President Nana Akufo-Addo put together the Committee last week to mark the 60th Anniversary of Ghana's independence from British colonial rule in 1957.

The announcement of the Committee received a backlash on social media following the fiasco that characterised the Ghana @50 celebration under the John Kufuor administration.

Critics also believe the celebration, which will be climaxed on Independence Day, March 6, 2017, is unnecessary since there is more work to be done to turn the fortunes of the nation around than to waste resources celebrating.

Read below the full statement on the resolutio…

Kim Kardashian West weighs in on Donald Trump's Muslim ban

It's a battle of the reality stars! Though Kim Kardashian West isn't exactly known for being a leader on political issues, on Jan. 28, the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star took a stand on former "The Celebrity Apprentice" host-turned-president Donald Trump's polarizing new ban on immigrants and refugees from predominantly Muslim countries.
And her post might surprise you.
One day after President Trump signed an executive order banning millions of people from entering the country -- a move a federal judge has since temporarily blocked amid widespread protests -- Kim shared some fascinating numbers on Twitter in a post captioned simply, "Statistics."
The graphic, reportedly screen-grabbed from one generated by the CDC, breaks down the number of Americans who, in the last decade, have been killed by Islamic jihadist immigrants as well as lawnmowers, far right-wing terrorists, armed toddlers, lightning, buses and more, ending with the…

Miss France Iris Mittenaere Crowned Miss Universe 2017

Miss France Iris Mittenaere, Miss Haiti Raquel Pelissier and Miss Colombia Andrea Tovar were the top three contestants at the Miss Universe 2017. Miss France, Iris Mittenaere won the crown, while Pelissier was the first runner-up and Tovar the second-runner-up.
Mittenaere, 24, is a Parisian native, currently pursuing a degree in dental surgery. She plans to use her Miss Universe platform to advocate for dental and oral hygiene. During the competition's Q&A session, Mittenaere praised France's open borders and refugee population. She said:
"In France, we want to have the most globalization that we can, we want to have the biggest exchange of people that we can". Steve Harvey once again hosted this year's pageant, despite his mistake last year when he declared the wrong contestant Miss Universe and then had to redact the announcement minutes later. This time he didn't make the same mistake.










This is the first time since 1990 that a European has won the…

David Beckham Reveals He Renewed Wedding Vows With Victoria Beckham: 'Marriage Is Difficult at Times'

Nearly 18 years after tying the knot, David and Victoria Beckham are taking steps to keep their marriage strong. 
In a rare interview over the weekend on a special 75th anniversary edition of BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs, the retired soccer star opened up about life with former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham, admitting that the A-list couple recently renewed their wedding vows.
"We have renewed our vows since [our first wedding]. It was a lot more private, about six people there in our house," David, 41, stated about the quiet affair.
Their renewal was a far cry from their lavish nuptials in 1999 where the couple wore matching purple outfits. "I even had a top hat in purple," he noted. "What was I thinking? I looked like the guys out of Dumb and Dumber."
The sportsman further elaborated on making his marriage to Victoria, 42, a priority. "We're a strong family unit. We've got strong parents. We were brought up with the right val…

5 people dead, 2 people arrested in Quebec Mosque shooting

Five people were killed after gunmen opened fire in a Quebec City mosque during evening prayers on Sunday, the mosque's president told reporters.
Earlier, a witness told Reuters that up to three gunmen opened fire on about 40 people inside the Quebec City Islamic Cultural Center. Police put up a security perimeter around the mosque after the shooting. 
Heavily armed tactical police were seen entering the mosque Quebec police spokesperson  said:
 "There are many victims ... there are deaths".
A police tweet said there were deaths and injuries and that two suspects had been arrested.
"Why is this happening here? This is barbaric," said the mosque's president, Mohamed Yangui. Earlier, on Saturday, Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, had invited refugees who were fleeing persecution  to come to Canada in two tweets. He wrote:  Like France, Quebec, Canada has struggled to reconcile its secular identity with a rising Muslim population, mainly North African …