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Rocky Dawuni’s “Shine A Light” features in AMERICAN comedy starring Ice Cube, Tracy Morgan, others

International Ghanaian Reggae singer Rocky Dawuni has recorded yet another enviable feat. The 2016 Grammy nominee’s recent single “Shine A Light” features in Richie Keen’s Fist Fight, starring Ice Cube.
A comedy film, the motion picture also stars Charlie Day, Christina Hendricks, Jillian Bell, and Tracy Morgan, and narrates the story of a teacher who is challenged to a duel by another after school.
The movie has grossed over $40 million worldwide since its release on February 13.
Described as a weaving of New Orleans, reggae, Samba, and an “anthem of positivity”, it comes off the singer’s sixth album, Branches of the Same Tree(Cumbancha) and visuals for the song, shot in Los Angeles, were handled by Myra Vides.

Watch Shine A Light below:

CEO of microfinance company jailed for defrauding 154 clients

The Chief Executive of  microfinance company Pryme Hedge Investments, Richard Appiah,  has been sentenced to 20 years imprisonment with hard labour by the Accra High Court for defrauding 154 people of more than GH¢5 million under the pretext of investing their money.
According to Graphic.com.gh, Appiah pleaded not guilty to a charge of defrauding under false pretences but was found guilty by the Financial and Economic Crime Division of the Accra High Court, presided over by Mrs Justice Afia Serwah Asare-Botwe.
He is reported to have collected over GH¢5 million from his clients with a promise to invest the money to accrue returns, but the clients did not receive the returns as promised.
In a judgement yesterday, the court held that per the evidence on record, Appiah indeed defrauded his clients.
“The prosecution proved beyond reasonable doubt that the accused person indeed committed the crime,’’ the court stated.
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Venezuela: Supreme court backtracks on powers bid

The Venezuelan supreme court has reversed its ruling to strip congress of its legislative powers.
It made the decision after the government of President Nicolas Maduro urged it to review the ruling "to maintain institutional stability".
The initial decision - announced on Wednesday - had been denounced as a "coup" by the opposition, which dominates the National Assembly.
Anti-government protesters have staged daily protests against the move.
The supreme court announced the reversal on its website.
A day earlier, chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega, an ally of President Nicolas Maduro, became the first high-ranking official to criticise the judges. 
Speaking live on TV, she expressed "great concern" about a measure which, she said, violated the constitution.
Promising dialogue to end the crisis, Mr Maduro had convened a late-night meeting of the state security council.
Afterwards Vice-President Tareck El Aissami said: "We urge the supreme court to review …

Annie~Joy writes; Let Your Worry Be Profitable. #BeInspired!

“Oh my God she got 1k likes but her picture isn’t nice as mine. Hell no! She got k followers on Instagram, on twitter, on Facebook, her shoes are expensive, I need it but I don't have the means. Awww look she posted her "Bae" brought her the new version of iPhone. wow!! Her pictures are all over the media.” This is an everyday worry and fret of somebody.

How can you let things you see on social media become your worry? It becomes somebody's worry to the extent that he feels he is left out. Why not worry about something profitable rather than social media likes.

Somebody's personal life he or she post about and all that. You see the celebrity in the exclusive looks and you feel like dying. Really?? Let me help you out here. There is this Nigerian Celebrity who had one of the finest wedding and it was all over the media. Lastly, she came to post about her husband buying her dream-wished coloured phone. Actually, it was joy and fun to her.

Somebody somewhe…

Three students feared dead at Kumasi Academy SHS over food poisoning

According to Starrfmonline.com, Over  200 worried  parents stormed the Kumasi Academy Senior High School Friday night after their wards called them about a food poisoning incident at the school.
Students of the school reportedly demonstrated  at the school  demanding answers to the alleged death of three of the colleagues within the last ten days.
The students, according to sources, died at home after falling sick at school. They were said to have complained of a similar situation – food poisoning.
The agitation was, however, triggered after another student complained of a massive stomach ache on Friday.
Ten other  students of the school are reportedly receiving treatment at the Garden City and Manhyia hospital for alleged food poisoning.
The irate students vandalized their school buses and other school properties in the process and attempted to attack the assistant head teacher of the school.
It took a combined team of Police personnel from the Asokore Mampong division and Manhyia…

Victoria Beckham spices up 'Carpool Karaoke'

Victoria Beckham appeared in a skit Thursday with James Corden on his "Late Late Show" in which she got a little spicy.

The designer did a bit in which she and Corden rebooted scenes from the 1987 film "Mannequin."

Beckham took on the part made famous by Kim Cattrall in the romantic comedy about a man (played by Andrew McCarthy in the original) who falls in love with a mannequin who only he can see come to life.

As part of the sketch, Corden got Beckham to jam a little "Spice Up Your Life" in the car with him.


Corden eventually returns Beckham as a mannequin to Target -- which is where she will be launching her Posh collection on April 9.

Infocus Burson-Marsteller Organise 2nd Exclusive Training Program

Robyn De Villiers, Chairman and CEO of Burson-Marsteller Africa is coming to Ghana to facilitate a training workshop entitled Corporate Branding and Reputation Management.

The half day training program will take place on Wednesday, 26th of April, 2017 and will cover key areas in Corporate Branding and Reputation Management as essential activities for business success.

The training program aims to bring corporates and individuals to a common understanding of the significant impact of effective communications and the benefits derived from managing public relations well. With 25+ years’ experience in the field of Corporate Communications and Public Relations, Robyn founded a network of in-country communications consultancies which provides local and international clients with market relevant communications services in over 50 African countries.

The Burson-Marsteller Africa network, of which InfocusBurson-Marsteller, Ghana, is a partner, is recognized locally and globally as t…

South Africa’s Terry Pheto wins best supporting actress at UK National Film Awards

South Africa actress Terry Pheto won Best Supporting Actress award at the prestigious UK National Film Awards in London on Wednesday evening.
Terry walked away with the prize for her portrayal of Naledi Khama in the film A United Kingdom. She played alongside David Oyelowo‚ Rosamund Pike and SA actor Vusi Kunene in the film‚ based on the love story of Sir Seretse Khama‚ the first president of Botswana and his wife Ruth Williams.
The National Film Awards was founded in 2015 and is one of the UK’s leading film award ceremonies. This year’s awards raked in over 3.1 million votes across several categories.

White House staff finances revealed in disclosure documents

Documents released by the White House reveal millions of dollars in assets held by its senior staff.
President Trump's daughter Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner, have assets valued between $240m and $740m.
That includes a stake in Trump International Hotel, which earned Ms Trump between $1m and $5m last year.
The financial disclosure documents released late on Friday also detail recent salaries of several other high-profile figures in the administration.
Ethics regulations require such financial disclosures for staff working in the White House. The documents show income and assets at the time they started working for the US government - before any assets were sold or disposed of.
Neither President Donald Trump or Vice-President Mike Pence were part of the disclosure release.
The documents, which US media have uploaded online, also list asset values within a range, rather than giving precise figures.
Among the revelations are: Ivanka Trump's business empire is worth more tha…

Sylvester Stallone Departs ‘The Expendables’ Franchise

In a crushing blow to fans of The Expendables, Sylvester Stallone has washed his hands of the franchise. He has withdrawn from taking part in the fourth installment, even though, sources said, it would have meant the biggest upfront payday in his career at north of $20 million. The reason? He and Nu Image/Millennium chief Avi Lerner could not find common ground on a new director, on the script and on certain qualitative elements of the film. That went right down to the selection of the CGI house to handle visual effects. 
The franchise has used Lerner’s own VFX house, Nu Boyana in Bulgaria. Sources said that Stallone — who set a high bar for himself reprising Rocky Balboa with Michael B Jordan and director Ryan Coogler in Creed — was concerned about potentially underwhelming results of another franchise with which he is indelibly linked. Stallone wrote the first script with Dave Callaham, co-wrote all the sequels, and directed the first film. But knowledgeable sources said t…

Shatta Wale, Wanlov, Kwaw Kese, Adjetey Annang & Others To Model At 2017 Rhythms On Da Runway

2017 edition of 'Rhythms On Da Runway' fashion event promises to be exciting this weekend as some of the crème de la crème of Ghana’s showbiz industry will be joining other models on the runway.

The show which coincides with Ghana at 60 celebrations will have a number of known faces walk the runway to showcase various designs.

On top of the list would be Shatta Wale, Wanlov The Kubolor, Kwaw Kese, James Gardiner, Adjetey Annang, Regina Van-Helvert and a host of others.

This year’s fashion event will take place at the Banquet Hall, State House in Accra on Saturday April 1 amidst a lot of side attractions.

Aside celebrities who will be walking the runway, there will also be great musical performances by some of the country’s headliners such as Sarkodie, Manifest, Mzvee, Efya and others.

This year’s 'Rhythms On Da Runway' will showcase different collections and fashion lines by both local and international designers. There will be collections by notable and award winn…

Paraguay congress set on fire amid presidential controversy

Demonstrators in Paraguay have set fire to the country's Congress amid violent protests against a bill that would let the president seek re-election.
Protesters stormed the legislature, breaking windows and fences.
The country's 1992 constitution, introduced after 35 years of dictatorship, strictly limits the president to a single five-year term.
But sitting President Horactio Cartes is attempting to remove the restriction and run for re-election.
Protesters were photographed smashing in windows of the congress building in Asuncion on Friday night and setting fire to the interior.
The AFP news agency said protesters "ransacked" the offices of those who backed the bill.
Police used mounted units, rubber bullets, and water cannons to disperse the crowd. Local media reports said dozens of people had been injured, including protesters, politicians, and police officers.
Santi Carneri, a journalist in Asuncion, told the BBC the Congress building was on fire for "mor…

China bans its Muslims from having 'abnormal beards' or wearing veils

China's Xinjiang region is home to a Muslim majority and the area has been plagued with religious restiveness in recent years. As part of the new 'Regulations on Extremisation of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region', the country has introduced a ban on 'abnormal' beards and wearing of veils in public places. Refusal to watch or listen to state media has also been outlawed. The new rules which come into effect from April 1 state
'Parents should use good moral conduct to influence their children, educate them to revere science, peruse culture, uphold ethnic unity and refuse and oppose extremism'. Workers in public spaces such as stations and airports will be asked to 'dissuade' those who fully cover their bodies including veiling their faces from entering. They will also be required to report them to the police.

China claims that the legal, cultural and religious rights of Muslims in Xinjiang are fully protected but people from the region resent…