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Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Photos: Victoria Michaels Stuns In Brommon Bespoke

The androgynous style displayed by the Versatile Model Victoria Michaels for Brommon Bespoke is flawless. She is definitely a model with no boundaries when it comes to her work.

Ed Sheeran back on Twitter after brief disappearance

Ed Sheeran's disappearance from Twitter appears to be short-lived.

The singer's account is back online hours after it suddenly vanished. All of Sheeran's tweets since April 2015 have been removed, and the singer's more than 19 million followers have been reduced to a few thousand.

Martell Means Congnac At Sai Wine Tasting Session This Thursday

On Thursday 13th July 2017, Sai Wine, Accra’s exclusive wine and champagne cafè, shall be hosting a wine tasting session in partnership with Global brand Pernod Ricard’s Martell Cognac.

Martell Cognac, is becoming a leading cognac within Ghana and their current ongoing campaign doesn’t allow the brand to further penetrate the market.

Tenth floor of Job 600 on fire

Fire has gutted the 10th floor of the Job 600 building located at Parliament House in Accra.

Information gathered by Starrfmonline.com indicates that the entire floor has been gutted by the fire which is spreading to other floors.

It is not known what caused the fire but personnel from the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) are at the scene trying to douse the inferno.

May Brown: Visa battle transplant sister dies

May Brown received the donated stem cells from her sister at King's College Hospital in London
A woman with leukaemia at the centre of a campaign to allow her donor Nigerian sister to come to the UK has died. 

Martha Williams, 26, travelled to the UK to donate stem cells to 24-year-old May Brown.

The Home Office reversed a decision not to issue Ms Williams a visa after more than 60,000 signed an online petition.

Africa Cup of Nations: Caf considers summer move

Caf president Ahmad Ahmad opens the two-day symposium on the future of the continental game
The Africa Cup of Nations could be moved to the summer as part of changes being discussed by the continent's ruling body.

The Nations Cup's timing in January and February has long angered clubs in Europe, where many Africans play. 

The biennial finals could also be boosted from 16 teams to 24.

Police in Saudi Arabia detain woman in miniskirt video

Police in Saudi Arabia have arrested a young woman who wore a miniskirt in public and who had posted the video online, sparking an outcry from people who say she flagrantly violated the kingdom's conservative Islamic dress code. 

Saudi Arabia's state-run TV reported Tuesday that police in the capital, Riyadh, arrested the woman for wearing "immodest clothes" and referred her case to the country's public prosecutor. 

Golf Fans In Ghana Gear Up: The Open Looms On SuperSport

This month, DStv golf fans in Ghana are in for an exciting treat when SuperSport opens two channels to air the Open Championship, which starts at Royal Birkdale in England this Thursday says Cecil Sunkwa Mills, General Manager, MultiChoice Ghana.

He explains that DStv Premium customers will have front-row access to watch the world’s greatest golfers via the world feed on SS2 while the supplementary feed featuring updates, marquee groups, three-hole feed will be available on SS11.

Spain football chief Angel Maria Villar Llona arrested

Angel Maria Villar Llona was reprimanded by Fifa for not co-operating with an inquiry
The president of the Spanish Football Federation and his son have been held as part of a corruption investigation, police in Spain say.

Angel María Villar Llona was arrested on suspicion of embezzling funds, El Pais and Efe news agency reported.

Mr Villar, a former Spain international footballer, has been president of the association since 1988.

“I’m totally fine (and) happy where I’m at” – R. Kelly’s alleged Captive | WATCH

Joycelyn Savage one of the ladies who is alleged to be held against her will by RnB star R. Kelly in an “abusive sex cult” has come out to debunk the claim.

Speaking to TMZ, Joycelyn said she is 21, and will be 22 in a couple of days.

“I just want everybody to know – my parents and everybody in the world – that I’m totally fine, I’m happy where I’m at, and everything is OK with me”.

Miss Ghana USA Organization Marks 60 Years Of Ghana’s Independence

The event which commenced with a Red-Carpet session begun with the contestants all adorned in rich Kente while dancing to traditional tunes to, leading to contemporary ones, to open the event.

The actual competition started after Hosts- Kwasi Beast &EfiaOdo made an endearing entrance to the Maestro- Mr. KojoAntwi’s “DadieAnoma” signifying the timeless essence of our archetypical music.

Ed Sheeran Deletes Twitter Account

Ed Sheeran deleted his Twitter account on Monday (July 17), without providing any kind of public explanation to fans. 

The action came a day after Sheeran appeared in a guest role on Game of Thrones, which received a mix of positive and very critical reviews. Possibly, Sheeran was sick of receiving the negative comments and decided to leave the social media site, or maybe it was because of this Buzzfeed article highlighting "24 Tweets Ed Sheeran Will Probably Delete Soon." Or maybe was something he had been meaning to do for some time. 

Hijab-wearing woman among Apple's new emojis

US tech giant Apple has previewed forthcoming emojis, including one that depicts a woman wearing a hijab.

More than 12 animated symbols were unveiled on Monday to celebrate World Emoji Day and will be released on Apple devices later this year, the company said.

Notorious Robber Arrested Over Carjacking

Nicholas Kwame Adjei and the cab carjacked
Nicholas Kwame Adjei, a 35-year-old man described as a notorious armed robber, has been arrested after snatching a Toyota Corolla taxi cab.

The suspect, said to be a recidivist, who resides at Akim Oda in the Eastern Region, snatched the taxi with registration number GS 328-13 from one Isaac, the cabbie, at gunpoint at Ataase Nkwanta, near New Edubiase in the Adansi South District of the Ashanti Region.

Beautiful, Young Ex-wife Of Former President Yahya Jammeh Graduates From UK University

Alima Sallah, former wife of ex-Gambian President Yahya Jammeh graduated from a college in the UK. Jammeh married Sallah in October 2010 but the short lived marriage abruptly ended in 2011.

Only One Candidate Out Of Six Showed Up For Election Debate On TV In Kenya

A TV debate for Kenyan politicians hoping to become vice president in next month's elections went ahead with only one candidate in attendance.

The solo attendee, Muthiora Kariara who is running with independent presidential candidate Japheth Kaluyu, answered questions for about an hour.

Bisa Kdei Headlines Afro Festival In New Jersey

Multiple award winning Ghanaian musician Bisa K'dei is currently in the United States for his tour and the pictures we have below tell us he is selling out huge venues over there.

He has visited a couple of states as part of his Road 2 Konnect tour and the recent is New Jersey, Newark, as he headlines this year's Afro Festival.

Cristiano Ronaldo Confirms Girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez Is Pregnant With His Fourth Child

Real Madrid superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo has finally confirmed his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez is pregnant with his fourth child,  just weeks after the birth of twins.

The football star confirmed the good news to newspaper El Mundo after months of media speculations.

Suspected sex worker murdered at Teshie brothel

A young lady suspected to be a sex worker has been murdered at Teshie  in Accra.

The deceased was found lying in a pool of blood with the throat slit and multiple stab wounds.

According to an eye witness, the deceased, yet to be named, was found in a brothel where she operates with other prostitutes.

Meechy Monroe dead: YouTube star famed for natural hair tutorials dies at 32

A YouTuber who rose to fame for urging black women to embrace their natural hair has died at the age of just 32.

Meechy Monroe died of brain cancer at a nursing home in Westmont in Illinois on 27 June.

According to Monroe turned her attentions to her locks in 2009 after becoming despondent with marketing jobs and enduring a bad haircut which prompted her to ditch the mane she had been subjecting to perming chemicals from the age of 16.

Romelu Lukaku scores first Man Utd goal in friendly against Real Salt Lake

Lukaku scored 25 goals for Everton in the Premier League last season
Romelu Lukaku scored his first Manchester United goal as Jose Mourinho's side overcame Real Salt Lake 2-1 in a fiery friendly in Utah.

The Belgian, 24, who signed from Everton for £75m, got the winner seven minutes before half-time to add to Henrikh Mkhitaryan's equaliser after United had fallen behind on 20 minutes.

Akufo-Addo meets Journalists today

President Akufo-Addo will today hold an encounter with the media six months after being in power.

The President is expected to address the journalists, from selected media houses, briefly at today’s encounter, and then proceed to take questions from them.

Ahead of the meeting, the acting chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Freddy Blay, has scored the six-month old administration 80 percent.

Evangelist in court for allegedly swindling fiancée of GH¢165,000

A self-styled evangelist is facing the law for allegedly swindling his fiancée of GH¢165,000. The accused, Solomon Yidana, was on Monday put before a Kumasi Circuit Court, presided over by Mr Ekow Mensah, to answer a charge of defrauding by false pretence.

He however pleaded not guilty and was granted bail in the sum of GH¢165,000 with three sureties.

Yidana would be making his next appearance on Monday, July 24.

Netflix Adds A Whopping 5.2 Million Subscribers In Blockbuster Quarter

Netflix couldn’t keep new subscribers away in its latest quarter.

The streaming giant said on Monday that it added 5.2 million subscribers in the second quarter, crushing its own forecasts of 3.2 million new subscribers. 

New US Citizens Receive Welcome Letter Signed By Pres. Barack Obama

Nigerian John Boyega Graces the Cover of GQ Magazine August 2017 Edition

John Adedayo B. Adegboyega known professionally as John Boyega is the cover star for GQ magazine’s August 2017 edition.

From Half of A Yellow Sun to Star Wars, John has easily found a place in our hearts. His philosophy is simple: “Believe in the thing.”

Akufo-Addo commended for marking six months with media encounter

President Nana Akufo-Addo has been commended for deciding to mark his six months in office with a media encounter on Tuesday.

According to Head of the Communications Department of the University of Cape Coast, Dr Eric Opoku Mensah, the move is in the right direction as it will deepen Ghana’s democracy.

Two Roman Catholic Priests 'kidnapped' In Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo officials confirm that two Roman Catholic priests have been kidnapped by a militia in the North Kivu province of the country.

Lately, kidnappings occur frequently in the part of eastern DR Congo due to conflict between the Nande and Hunde ethnic groups and Hutus.

R Kelly denies holding several women in 'abusive cult'

R&B singer R Kelly has denied allegations that he is holding several young women in an "abusive cult".

The singer's lawyer said he would work "diligently and forcibly to pursue his accusers and clear his name".

A BuzzFeed report accuses the singer of brainwashing women, who got closer to him in an effort to boost their musical careers.

10-year Old Nigeria Boy Dies While Trying To Remove Explosives Strapped To His Body

Police says, a 10-year-old cattle herder has been killed in north-eastern Nigeria while trying to remove explosives that militant Islamists forcibly strapped around his body.  

The police also added that the boy's younger brother was injured in the incident, which happened over the weekend in the outskirts of Maiduguri. According to reports, the two children came in contact with the Boko Haram militants while grazing their animals.

7 Ethiopian Musicians Charged With Terrorism For Making Politically Charged Songs

The Ethiopian government has charged seven musicians with terrorism for producing and uploading politically charged songs on YouTube.

The group known as 'Oromo' comprising producer Elias Kiflu, singers Seenaa, Gemechis Atbara and Oliyad Bekele and dancers Ifa Gemechu, Tamiru Keneni and Mobile Misganu, have been detained since December 2016 in Maekelawi Prison, which is notorious for torture practices.