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Mark Zuckerberg announces that he & his wife are expecting another child

Billionaire tech mogul, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan are expecting their second child together. Announcing the good news, the 6th richest man in the world shared a throwback photo with his sisters and wrote;
"Priscilla and I are happy to share we're expecting another baby girl! I grew up with three sisters and they taught me to learn from smart, strong women. They weren't just my sisters but some of my best friends. 
They've gone on to write books, excel at performance, music, sports, cooking and their careers. They showed me how to compete and still laugh together afterwards. Priscilla grew up with two sisters and they taught her the importance of family, caring for others and hard work. They supported each other as first generation college students and in their careers in medicine and business.

They have so many inside jokes -- the kind only siblings can understand. We are all better people because of the strong women in our lives -- sisters, m…

South Africa's Winnie Mandela admitted to hospital

According to Reuters, South African anti-apartheid veteran Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, former wife of the late Nelson Mandela, has been admitted to hospital for observation, a statement from her family said on Thursday.
"Mrs Mandela went to the hospital for routine medical checkup on Wednesday, March 8. A decision was taken to admit her for further observation," the statement said.
Former first lady Madikizela-Mandela, 80, was in hospital for several weeks last year for back surgery.
During her ex-husband's 27-year incarceration for his fight against apartheid, Madikizela-Mandela campaigned for his release and for the rights of black South Africans, undergoing detention, banishment and arrest.
Mandela died in 2013 and made no mention of Madikizela-Mandela in his will. She plans to challenge the will, according to media reports.

President Buhari Recieves Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby in London

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, received the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby at the Abuja House, London.
The president disclosed this via his Twitter handle.
See more pics after the cut.....

Abeiku Santana To Talk At 2017 GH Media School SRC Week Celebration On March 13th

The Student Representative Council - SRC of GH Media School wish to inform it students, the general public, and as such invite all and sundry to 2017 SRC week celebration, from Monday March 13, 2017 to Sunday March 17, 2017.

The theme for this year’s celebration is “enhancing media excellence through youthful potential!

The celebration focuses on motivating, educating, entertaining, grooming, mentoring and creating networking platforms for students.

On Monday, March 13, 2017, speaking at the launch of the celebration as guest, is the multiple award-winning radio broadcaster Ambassador Dr. Gilbert Abeiku Aggrey popularly known as Abeiku Santana of Okay FM. He is the C.E.O. of Strategic Communications Ltd, Kaya Tours & Management Services and Bayslodge & Apartments.

[Tourism Ambassador, Marketing & Activation Consultant, Travel & Tour Operator, Social Media Expert, which made him won big as top contributors at Africa’s topmost travel Expo, Indaba 2016.] The speak…

Harry Potter Actor Jim Tavaré Suffers Broken Neck, Punctured Lung from Car Accident

Harry Potter actor Jim Tavaré — who played Tom, the owner of the Leaky Cauldron — was involved in a serious car accident that left him with multiple injuries, including a broken neck, a punctured lung and 15 broken ribs.

His wife, Laura, took over the actor’s Facebook page on Tuesday, writing, “This is Laura here. Now that his family have been informed, Jim has asked me to let you all know that he was involved in a serious car accident yesterday, a head on collision.”


“He’s had 2 blood transfusions so far and is about to go in for his first surgery,” she continued. “This is for real, not a movie role. Please hold some good thoughts for him as he fights his way out of this.”

Tavaré appeared in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in England, the comedian also cowrote and starred in the BAFTA-winning series The Sketch Show.

His wife did not release details as to where the car accident took place, but the actor spends most of his ti…

Akufo-Addo to spend GH₵1.5bn on gov’t machinery

The Minority in Parliament has revealed that the Akufo-Addo led government has budgeted over 1.5 billion Ghana cedis for 2017 on Government Machinery.
According to the Minority, the 1.5 billion Ghana cedis budgeted by government is unacceptable and contradicts the NPP’s message of moderate spending.
NDC MP for North Tongu Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwah who raised the issue on the floor of the House slammed the NPP government for mistrust and deception.
According to him, the previous NDC government spent just 1.3 billion Ghana cedis from 2012 to 2016 on government machinery.
“An unprecedented allocation…a gigantic allocation in excess of 1.5 billion cedis has been made to the office of government machinery. To put this into perspective, in 2012 the office of government machinery was allocated only 236 million cedis, in 2013 only 312 million, in 2014 only 326 million, in 2015 only 453 million…if combine all those years…you will get just about 1.3 billion cedis, it doesn’t come up to t…

Future of Ghana 2017 announces Top 30 Under 30 list #IamFutureofGhana

The announcement of the Future of Ghana 2017 Top 30 Under 30  list took place live on Abn Radio UK amongst huge anticipation online, Monday.
The Top 30 U30 list revealed a diverse range of talent, pioneers and changemakers from Ghana and the diaspora. There is strong representation from countries in the diaspora such as the UK, Canada, and the USA. This year’s Top 30 list also saw an even split between genders for the first time ever.
Among the pioneers selected were Koby “Posty” Hagan founder of UK Urban Entertainment platform GRM Daily , Ghana based digital entrepreneur and founder of the Circumspecte platform Jemila Abdulai, Ghanaian Media Influencer and Radio/TV Personality Antoine Mensah and 16 year old rising fencing star Yasmine Fosu to name but a few. For the full list visit www.futureofghana.com
Now in its 3rd cycle Me FiRi Ghana once again began a mission to find the pioneers and innovators of the Future back in October 2016 by undertaking a global search for the top 30 G…

Actor Faizon Love pleads not guilty to assault charge

Actor and comedian Faizon Love has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge after an alleged altercation with a valet at the Columbus airport. 
Love pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Franklin County Municipal Court and was released on $2,000 bond.  He was arrested Tuesday and jailed overnight after authorities alleged he argued with the 24-year-old man and assaulted him in a baggage claim area.
Authorities say Love grabbed the man behind the neck and threw him to the ground and into a desk, then pushed him down when he tried to get up. Video of the altercation was released Wednesday. 
Defense attorney John Moore has said there was a disagreement over payment. Love is scheduled to make appearances at a Columbus comedy club next week.

Living Lavish! The Okoye Brothers share Photos of their New Luxurious Mansions

Peter & Paul Okoye (P-Square) took to Instagram yesterday to share photos of their new Ikoyi mansions which they acquired gifts to themselves on the occasion of their 35th birthday last year. See the photos below!

Queen Elizabeth only wears this one shade of $9 nail polish— and you probably do, too

Queen Elizabeth has worn the same shade of nail polish since 1989.Essie's Ballet Slippers lacquer is the only color Her Majesty will wear. The pale shade is fit for a queen, and your budget, at just $9 a bottle.

Queen Elizabeth has some very specific habits and rituals, including sipping a glass of champagne before bed each night. But when it comes to nail care, Her Royal Majesty is especially keen to a particular hue of pink.
Essie's iconic Ballet Slipper nail polish isn't just a favorite among beauty bloggers, brides, and supermodels , it's also the only color the Queen will wear on her nails.
According to the brand's website , Queen Elizabeth's hairdresser wrote a letter to nail polish-mogul Essie Weingarten in 1989 requesting a bottle of the classic shade as she refused to wear any other.
Ballet Slippers is an understated pale hue, just subtle enough to hide beneath the Queen's gloves when she's greeting and hosting world leaders. But Her Roy…

Let’s practise what we preach – Lydia Forson tells women

As part of the International Women’s Day commemorated yesterday, Ghanaian actress Lydia Forson has tasked women to let their actions be a reflection of what they preach to other women and the entire world.

According to the outspoken actress, women should be supportive of one another.
She underscored that it won’t make sense if women fight for empowerment and yet other women in high positions won’t help young women who need their support in instances of seeking sponsorship.

“As we ask for equality and support, we need to be more encouraging and supportive towards one another. Our actions have to reflect on the message we’re preaching. More women in the creative arts need to learn to speak out more against injustice of any kind and recognise the influence we have to effect change,” she told NEWS-ONE.

Lydia is one of the few vocal Ghanaian actresses on women-related issues.

Sometimes, she is castigated for her postures, while others praise and urge her to continue to speak for wom…

Why Legon student allegedly committed suicide

A Level 400 student of the University of Ghana jumped to her death at the university at dawn yesterday, and her parents have attributed the demise of their daughter to a mental disorder she had suffered for the past five years.
The deceased, Jennifer Nyarko, 23, was an Agriculture and Consumer Science student of the university. 
She is said to have fallen from the fourth floor of the Akuafo Hall Annex A and was found by a student who was on her way to pray.
The passer-by, who found the victim lying motionless in a pool of blood, raised an alarm which attracted other students who were either sleeping or getting ready for lectures in the early hours of the day.
Police called
Confirming the incident to the Daily Graphic, the Legon District Commander, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Mr Emmanuel Ofori Anokye, said the victim was pronounced dead at the Legon Hospital.
He said the police received distress phone calls about the incident around 5 a.m., and a team of policemen was imm…

Trump travel ban: Hawaii files first legal challenge

Hawaii has become the first US state to file a suit against President Donald Trump's revised travel order.
Its attorney general says the new version is fundamentally the same as the first, calling it "Muslim Ban 2.0".
The directive, which takes effect on 16 March, places a 90-day ban on people from six mainly Muslim nations and a 120-day ban on all refugees.
The previous order, which was blocked by a federal court, sparked confusion at airports and mass protests.
"Nothing of substance has changed: There is the same blanket ban on entry from Muslim-majority countries (minus one)," Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin said of the new order.
It will bar entry of citizens of Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen for 90 days. Iraq, which was included in the first ban, has been taken off the list.
Mr Chin also said the directive included "the same sweeping shutdown of refugee admissions (absent one exception) and lawless warren of exceptions and waivers&q…

Barrack and Michelle Obama share inspiring letter to mark International Women's Day

Barrack Obama and Michelle Obama celebrated International Women's Day yesterday by sharing a letter the former US First lady received from a female fan. The letter which came in the mail just a day after the former US President and First Lady left the White House was only seen by the couple after they returned from their vacation.

Before sharing the letter titled "I'm in", Barrack shared a short note to accompany it. He wrote;

“When Michelle and I came back from vacation, we found this note from a woman named Sindhu waiting for us. I’m proud of Michelle for the difference she made in this young woman’s life, and I’m inspired by Sindhu’s story — so I thought I’d share it with you today.”

In her letter, Sindhu wrote about the very first time she met Michelle, Twenty-one years ago, and how Michelle got her fired up to make something out of her life. At the time she did not know Michelle and never guessed the same woman would go on to become the First Lady of the …

Emmanuel Donkor writes: How to be a great Customer Service Assistant

Being a Customer Service Assistant or Administrative Support Clerk is actually a lot of work. But it also gives you the excuse to dress professionally when you usually don’t and it’s an awesome job.
I work as a Customer Service Assistant and have different experiences working in a professional field. I love being a customer service assistant. I don’t plan on staying with that job forever but it’s a good summer job. 
So I would suggest looking for a job as a customer service assistant, it’s not only pretty easy, but you also get to meet new people and increase communication skills.
Here are some tips on how to be a great Customer Service Assistant or Administrative Support Clerk and what you learn from working this job.
1. You get to interact with different people.
2. You sit, let people in, and you offer them water or coffee if your work does that
3. When the client has arrived you welcome them, ask them to wait while you go get the employer.
4. You get to dress professionally which …

Samsung chief Lee Jae-Yong on trial for bribery

The trial of Samsung's de facto head Lee Jae-Yong on a string of corruption charges including bribery and embezzlement has begun in South Korea.
Mr Lee was not present at the preliminary hearing, but his lawyer denied all charges on his behalf. 
The case is linked to a massive scandal that led to the impeachment of South Korea's President Park Geun-hye.
Four other Samsung executives who are also facing trial have also denied wrongdoing.
The trial is expected to go on for several months. 
The case against Lee
Mr Lee, also known as Jay Y Lee, is currently vice-chairman of Samsung Electronics. But since his father, Lee Kun-hee, suffered a heart attack in 2014, he is considered de facto boss of the entire Samsung Group conglomerate.
He is accused of giving donations worth 41bn won ($36m;£29m) non-profit foundations operated by Choi Soon-sil, a friend of Ms Park.
Prosecutors have alleged this was done to win government support for a big restructuring of Samsung that would help a …

Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna Split Again, Will Not Film 'Rob & Chyna' Season 2

Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna are moving on with their lives, off-camera. A source tells ET that the once-engaged couple has called it quits, and therefore, will not be filming the second season of their E! reality show, Rob & Chyna
ET reached out to the cable network for comment, as it was announced in December that the series had been renewed for another season. "We are continuing to shoot with all the family members, and are covering Rob and his relationship with Chyna," an E! spokesperson said in a statement.
The source adds that Rob, 29, and Chyna, 28, are remaining amicable for the sake of their 3-month-old daughter, Dream. "They are doing the best they can to stay civil and to co-parent the best they can," the source explains. "They have worked out an informal custody arrangement. They found out what works for them and they're doing a good job at it."

The source continues, "[Rob and Chyna] realize Dream will connect them for…

FBI and CIA launch criminal investigation into 'malware leaks'

US federal agencies have launched a criminal investigation into the public release of documents said to detail CIA hacking tools, US officials say.
They told US media that the FBI and CIA were co-ordinating the inquiry after Wikileaks published thousands of files. 
These carried claims that the CIA had developed ways to listen in on smartphone and smart TV microphones.
The CIA, FBI and White House have declined to comment on the authenticity of the files leaked on Tuesday.
A CIA spokesperson told the BBC on Wednesday: "The American public should be deeply troubled by any Wikileaks disclosure designed to damage the intelligence community's ability to protect America against terrorists and other adversaries. 
"Such disclosures not only jeopardise US personnel and operations, but also equip our adversaries with tools and information to do us harm."
'Incredibly damaging'
On Wednesday, the US officials - who spoke on the condition of anonymity - told US media…

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez Are Dating

Jennifer Lopez is off the market again! The “On the Floor” singer, 47, is dating former MLB star Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez, a source confirms to PEOPLE. “They have been dating for a few weeks,” the source said. 
A rep for Rodriguez had no comment while a rep for Lopez has yet to comment. The news of their coupling was first reported by LoveBScott.com
Rodriguez, 41, recently ended his relationship with Silicon Valley CEO Anne Wojcicki in February after dating for just under a year. He has previously dated Kate Hudson and Cameron Diaz, among other high profile A-listers.
Meanwhile, the Shades of Blue star broke things off with Drake after a source who knows both of the entertainers told PEOPLE it was never an official relationship. 
“It was and is fun when they see each other,” the source said. “They love hanging out and making music together. She has great respect for him and his talent and he does for her as well.”
The singer’s top priority has always been her children. Lopez recen…

Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Nominees Jam Hits Sunyani On March 11

The most exciting pre-event party in GH; The Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Nominees Jam hits Sunyani on Saturday March 2017 at The coronation Park.
The crowd last year in Ho was thick, it was seen as a manifestation of how the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Festival has grown over the years. 
The event has grown from a single day’s event into weeks of festivities that celebrates music and awards and hardworking artistes. 
No room for sloppy performances because aside from the fact that artistes are clamoring for votes they would be representing their various genres. 
Dancehall will be represented by Samini and MzVee , Raggae by Rass Kuuku, Hip life by  Guru, Flowking Stone and Medical , Hi Life / Hip Hop by Kofi Kinaata and Gospel by Nacee and  Mabel Okyere. 
This year as the ride to the most anticipated event in GH fuels up to go to the Brong Ahafo Region, there is excitement buzzing the air. 
It’s a big deal for the nominees billed to perform but it’s also a big deal for the unsu…

Robbers steal $15M by disguising as Police at a South African airport

A group of at least eight robbers disguising as Police have carried out a robbery at O. R. Tambo International Airport in South Africa, reports say. The robbers wearing police uniforms were said to have driven into a restricted zone on Tuesday evening and headed straight to cash-laden containers unloaded from a cargo plane.
According to a Times Live report, they made away with $15 million which was about to be loaded onto an aircraft bound for London. After the robbery incident, the unidentified robbers escaped through the same entrance at the airport.

However, police have confirmed the robbery and suspect it to be an inside job.
While a police source who spoke to BBC described the robbery as looking like 'something scripted from a Hollywood movie.'

'Justin Bieber impostor' on 931 child sex-related charges

A man who posed as Justin Bieber online has been charged with more than 900 child sex-related crimes in Australia.
The man, 42, masqueraded as the Canadian singer to gain explicit images from children, Queensland Police said.
He was charged with 931 crimes, including three of rape, involving 157 alleged victims across the globe.
Detective Inspector Jon Rouse called the allegations "frankly horrendous" and warned young fans of the singer and parents to be vigilant.
"The fact that so many children could believe that they were communicating with this particular celebrity highlights the need for a serious rethink about the way that we as a society educate our children about online safety," said Mr Rouse.
Queensland Police confirmed the investigation also involved international authorities. According to local media they are German police and US Homeland Security.
Fifty of the alleged victims were in the US, six were in Australia, while 101 were in nations police did …

Barca does the unbelievable! Defeats PSG 6-1 at home to go through after 4-0 1st leg result

Sergi Roberto scored in the fifth minute of stoppage time as Barcelona capped a sensational Champions League fightback to thrash Paris Saint-Germain 6-1 and reach the quarterfinals on Wednesday. 
"I threw myself at it with everything," Roberto told BeIN Sports Spain as his outstretched leg turned home Neymar's cross. 
Despite Luis Suarez's early opener, a Layvin Kurzawa own goal and Lionel Messi's penalty, Barca, who lost the first leg 4-0, looked down and out when Edison Cavani volleyed home what seemed to be the vital away goal for PSG. 
However, Neymar restored Barca's belief as he firstly fired home a sensational free-kick two minutes from time and then converted from the penalty spot. 
And Roberto capped the biggest comeback in Champions League history when he stretched to turn home Neymar's dinked cross to the delight of a near 100 000 at a rocking Camp Nou, making the score 6-5 on aggregate. 
"It is a difficult night to explain with words…

Pregnant ESPN host hits back at Twitter trolls who directed sexist remarks at her

ESPN broadcaster Sam Ponder, 31, who is seven months pregnant with her second child has hit back at Twitter users who insulted her about her appearance and her abilities to perform on her job. The attacks on Sam started when Richard Deitsch from Sports Illustrated reported that Sam was likely to take over from Chris Berman on ESPN's  'Sunday NFL Countdown' show.

Berman’s departure left open, three significant NFL on-air jobs at ESPN and the moment Richard hinted that Sam could fill that spot, the vitriol started pouring in.

In reply, Sam wrote;
"Getting sexist/vulgar tweets abt my job/appearance while I'm unable to see my own feet & covered in toddler pee is somethin else I tell ya."Sam Ponder is married to Christian Ponder, an active player in the league and an unrestricted NFL free agent who plays as a quarterback and they have a daughter together.