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Thursday, 20 July 2017

Ghana To Host A Night Of Thrilling Classicals & Opera

The Classical Music Association of Ghana is organizing for the first time in Ghana what promises to be a memorable night of classical music and opera performance.

Dubbed as “A Night of Thrilling Classicals & Opera”, there will be two sessions, one in Kumasi on Friday 21st July at the Golden Tulip Hotel Hall (Kumasi) and the other on Saturday 22nd July 2017 at the National Theatre, Accra. Both shows are scheduled to commence at 6 p.m. and end at 10p.m.

12-year-old Suffers Rare Skin Disease That Makes Her Hand And Chest Look Like A Tree Bark

A 12-year-old girl from Bangladesh is suffering a very rare and painful skin condition that makes her skin grow like the bark of a tree.

Muktamoni's upper body, the right side mainly, is turning brown and hardening to resemble a tree. Reports have it that the upper part of her body has the tree-man disease. The right side of the child's chest has stretched down to her hand and has become large and discolored. The hand which is infested with parasitic warms appears to be growing and curling up at the end. She suffers incredible pain in the affected arm and, coupled with the fact that the hand curls at the end, she is unable to do anything with the hand.

O.J. Simpson granted parole after nearly 9 years in prison

Former NFL Player O J Simpson, who was convicted of armed robbery and kidnapping had spent 9 years in prison have been granted parole.

He was convicted in 2007, and was sentenced to 9-33 years in prison.

Djibouti FA dissolves national team to 'stop poor results'

The Djibouti Football Federation (FDF) has dissolved the national football team in a bid to 'stop poor results'.

The FDF announced in a statement that the squad and coaching staff have been disbanded as the focus shifts to promising youngsters.

Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington, 41, Commits Suicide By Hanging At His Home

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington committed suicide at his home in LA today according to a report by TMZ. Read full report below...

Law enforcement sources tell us the singer hanged himself at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in L.A. County. His body was discovered Thursday just before 9 AM.

Usher reportedly paid woman $1.1 million after allegedly giving her STD

Usher paid a woman $1.1 million to settle a lawsuit after she claimed she contracted a sexually transmitted disease from him, according to a legal documents.

The legal papers, obtained by Radar Online, claim the singer knew that he had herpes but still engaged in unprotected sex with a woman without telling her of his condition. In fact, court documents indicate that Usher denied having an STD.

DStv Compact And Compact Plus Customers Get DStv Now

DStv customers in Ghana on Compact Plus, and Compact can now stream Live TV and get DStv Catch Up via DStv Now, on-the-go at no additional cost. This announcement was made this morning my the General Manager, Multichoice Ghana, Cecil Sunkwa Mills.

According to Mr. Sunkwa Mills, DStv Now, is a value-added service for DStv Premium, Compact and Compact Plus customers, it is the home of DStv on the move. It is available to customers on a variety of devices, from desktop and laptop computers, to a multitude of Android and iOS-based tablets and smartphones to stream Live TV and Catch Up anywhere, anytime.

Kanye West Sent a Pair of Yeezys and a Handwritten Note to a Paralyzed Fan

Apparently it’s a big year for rappers looking to give back to the communities that support them. Back in March, Chance the Rapper wrote a $1 million check to Chicago Public Schools, a major investment in the educational institutions that helped raised him and that will help thousands of children in turn. This week, Kendrick Lamar purchased a wheelchair-accessible van for one of his fans, Jennifer Phillips, who survived a car crash that left her a quadriplegic during the Dallas stop on his DAMN. tour. And never one to be left out, Kanye West also got in on the good Samaritan act this week, sending a pair of his signature Yeezy sneakers to a disabled fan.

Peace Hyde: “I’d rather feed myself to sharks” on “Feature With Fuze” | WATCH

Peace Hyde, media and TV personality, has defied all odds by moving from being a teacher to being the West African Forbes Africa correspondent who has interviewed some of the biggest African names in the business industry including Aliko Dangote, the richest man in Africa and Folorunsho Alakija, one of the richest black women in the world.

Africa Cup of Nations expands to 24 teams from 2019 event in Cameroon

The Africa Cup of Nations will feature 24 teams from 2019 onwards
The Africa Cup of Nations will be contested by 24 teams when the next tournament takes place in 2019, in Cameroon. 

The Confederation of African Football's executive committee rubber-stamped the proposal on Thursday at a meeting in the Moroccan capital Rabat. 

Asia’s Richest Man Jack Ma visits Kenya to inspire Young Entrepreneurs

Jack Ma, founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba and Chinese billionaire is visiting Kenya in what he has said is a trip to inspire young entrepreneurs.

Ma is on a three day visit to Africa, his frist time on the continent, from July 19 to 21 where he is expected to attend the Youth Connekt Africa Summit in Rwanda.

AFRIMA Receives 4,816 Entries For 2017 Submission...Eastern Africa With The Highest Entries

AFRIMA receives 4,816 entries for 2017 submission...Eastern Africa has the highest entries.....as screening and adjudication processes follows…

The 2017 edition of the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, is already in the works to becoming an epoch-making awards event after receiving nearly 5,000 entries from African music artistes and music professionals at the close of the two-month entry submission process on Monday, July 17.

OJ Simpson's Parole May Be In Jeopardy After He Was Caught Masturbating In His Prison Cell By A Female Corrections Officer

OJ Simpson risks being denied parole today after he was caught masturbating in his prison cell. This act is strictly forbidden in federal prisons in the U.S. and for this reason, the former athlete is facing a disciplinary hearing.

He was caught by a female corrections officer in June as she was making her rounds. Simpson was a model inmate ever since he entered Lovelock Correctional Center in 2008, until he was caught pleasuring himself. It is believed this might affect his parole hearing when he goes in front of the Nevada Department of Corrections Parole Board on Thursday. 

GAF Screening For Shortlisted Applicants 2017/18 Scheduled For 24th- 28th July

Some Ghana Armed forces recruits during their a training session
The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has said all qualified recruits are reminded that the regional screening of shortlisted applicants will be conducted at all ten (10) regional centres from Monday 24th to Friday 28th July 2017.

Viral Photos Of Kenyan TV Station Teaching Viewers How To Have Sex, Showing Different Positions

These are photos from Kenyan TV station K24 (Kikuyu 24), showing guests live on the station teaching viewers how to sex. 

In the photos, two female guests are seen practicalizing different sex positions on the show  tagged 'MSA Raha positions you can do almost anywhere.'

Malaysia Bans Worldwide Hit Song 'Despacito' Due To Lyrics

Just days after becoming the most streamed song in histroy, Malaysia has banned worldwide hit song, "Despacito" on state radio and television,

The ban applies only to government-run radio and TV outlets, not to private stations or YouTube or the music streaming services fueling the song's success.  

Teens from Burundi robotics team go missing in US

Washington's police posted fliers of the missing teenagers on its Twitter account
Six teenagers from Burundi taking part in a robotics competition in the US have been reported missing, police say.

Four boys and two girls - aged from 16 to 18 - disappeared during the First Global Challenge tournament in Washington DC.

Akufo-Addo leaves for Francophone games in Ivory Coast

President  Akufo-Addo is expected to leave Ghana for Cote d’Ivoire for the Francophone games today, Thursday July 20.

The President is attending the games as the special guest of the Ivorian of President Alassane Ouattara.

Annie~Joy writes: Good From Bad. #BeInspired!

What definition will you give to the word "bad" if you have been asked to? The very first impression you will give, will come from your face which will show an expression that you are coming to talk about something unacceptable. Google search defines "bad" as unpleasant, unwelcome, imperfect etc. which suites the word but I am here to prompt you about the beautiful side of the word "bad".

Boko Haram suspects tortured in Cameroon, Amnesty says

Suspected Boko Haram fighters have been "brutally tortured" by security forces in Cameroon, a rights group says.

Amnesty International said in a report that the suspects, including women and children, were beaten, water-boarded and forced into stress positions.

Barrack Obama And Hillary Clinton Tweet Support For John McCain As He Battles Brain Cancer

Former US President Barack Obama, who competed against Senator John McCain, in the 2008 presidential election has shown support for him as he battles with brain cancer.

Obama hailed Mr. McCain as an "American hero & one of the bravest fighters I've ever known" on Twitter

John Boyega calls out 'Game of Thrones' for lack of diversity

Star Wars actor John Boyega is calling out fantasy favorites Game of Thrones and The Lord of the Rings for a lack of diversity.

“There are no black people on Game of Thrones. You don’t see one black person in Lord of the Rings,” Boyega said in a recent interview with GQ. “I ain’t paying money to always see one type of person on-screen. Because you see different people from different backgrounds, different cultures, every day. Even if you’re a racist, you have to live with that. We can ruffle up some feathers.”

Stonebwoy Joins Shatta Wale & Burna Boy For Ghana Meets Naija UK

BHIM Nation boss and BET laureate  Livingstone Satekla  better known as Stonebwoy has been confirmed to join Shatta Wale and Nigeria’s Burna Boy as headline acts at the inaugural UK leg of Empire’s Ghana Meets Naija Concert.

A proven showstopper and winner of several awards including VGMA Artist of the Year and BET Best International Act : Africa (both in 2015), Stonebwoy is author of two albums: Grade 1 (2012) and Necessary Evil (2014).

Disclose petitioners or I sue – Electoral Commission boss to lawyer

The Electoral Commission Chairperson Charlotte Osei has challenged the lawyer representing the so-called concerned staff of the electoral commission who are demanding her removal from office by the President.

In a statement Wednesday, lawyers for Mrs. Osei dared the law firm of Maxwell Opoku Agyeman, to provide the full details of the petitioners or face her in court.

Alvaro Morata: Chelsea agree £60m deal to sign Real Madrid striker

Alvaro Morata scored 20 goals for Real Madrid last season
Chelsea have agreed a deal to sign Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata for about £60m.

The Spain international must now agree personal terms and pass a medical to complete the transfer.

The 24-year-old would be the Premier League champions' fourth signing of the summer, after goalkeeper Willy Caballero, defender Antonio Rudiger and midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko.

2017 WASSCE: WAEC withholds results of 185 schools

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has withheld the entire results of candidates from 185 schools on suspicion of malpractices during and after the 2017 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

According to a statement announcing the provisional results of the 2017 WASSCE, the examination body said the results of the candidates have been withheld “pending conclusion of investigations into malpractices detected during and after the examinations.”

US Senator, John McCain Diagnosed With Brain Cancer

US serving Senator from Arizona, John McCain, has been diagnosed with brain cancer, according to a Wednesday statement released by his office.

The tumor was discovered after the former Republican senator underwent a procedure last week to remove a blood clot.

Below is the statement