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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Caitlyn Jenner breaks her silence on Trump's transgender military ban

Hours after Donald Trump banned transgender people from serving in the military in just three tweets, Caitlyn Jenner has responded to the announcement. 

The former Olympian and self-proclaimed transgender rights activist tweeted:

Kristin Beck, transgender Navy SEAL hero: 'Let's meet face to face and you tell me I'm not worthy'

A transgender retired Navy SEAL Team 6 hero has called out President Donald Trump after he announced that transgenders will no longer be allowed to serve in the US military (read here). 

Kristin Beck, a veteran who served for 20 years in the Navy SEAL, took offence to this and said as much. 
"Let's meet face to face and you tell me I'm not worthy," Kristin said soon after Trump made his announcement today.

Man who stole Major Mahama’s Iphone 7 arrested

The person who stole late Major Maxwell Adam Mahama’s mobile phone after he was killed at Denkyira Obuasi in the Central Region on May 29, 2017 has been arrested.

Police investigators traced the mobile phone – an Iphone7, to the room of Kwodjo Fordjour, a driver at Denkyira Obuasi. 

I Cancelled My Tour To Rededicate My Life To Christ - Justin Bieber Explains

Recently, Justin Bieber cancelled the remaining dates of his 2017 Purpose Tour due to unforeseen circumstances."

Now it has been revealed that he cancelled because he 'rededicated his life to Christ.

Sources connected to Hillsong Church told TMZ and said that the decision to cancel the remaining dates of the tour was squarely based on what Bieber believes is religious enlightenment. 

Amaju Pinnick: Morocco set to bid for 2026 World Cup

Morocco will meet next month's deadline to bid to host the 2026 World Cup, says leading Confederation of African Football (Caf) official Amaju Pinnick.

Interested countries have until 11 August to submit their bids, with the USA, Canada and Mexico having already expressed an interest.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's surrogate is three months pregnant: Report

Kim has been vocal about wanting a third child, but is unable to give birth again due to medical concerns (in fact, she risks death if she tries to carry another child). She's also been open about finding a surrogate. Well, according to Us Weekly, Kim and Kanye's surrogate is three months pregnant, and the baby is due in January 2018.

World Hepatitis Day : Okyeame Kwame To Organise Free Screening And Vaccination

Okyeame Kwame's philanthropy through the annual hepatitis B sessions, with partnership from MDS-LANCET Laboratories will be re-lived this year on the World Hepatitis Day. The 2017 edition will be held on 28th July at La Bawaleshie Presbyterian School part, East Legon, Accra from 9am to 4pm.

The screening will be done by a team of diligent, well-trained MDS-LANCET personnel who have provided this professional service to this course for the past 5 years.

Ex-NBA Player Gilbert Arenas Calls Lupita N'yongo Ugly And Instagram Users Drags Him And His Daughters

The nerve! Ex-NBA Player Gilbert Arenas had the guts to call Lupita Nyongo ugly but he did not expect the backlash that followed. 

GHAMRO Sues Telcos; MTN, Airtel, Voda & Tigo

The Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO) has sued MTN, Airtel, Vodafone and Tigo for using intellectual property of musicians without paying royalties to them.

According to lawyer for GHAMRO Adusei Poku, who spoke to Onua FM’s Emmanuel Agyemang, who was present at the commercial court in Accra, four cases are pending in court against the four telecommunication operators.

Donald Trump Announces That Transgender Individuals Will Not Be Allowed To Serve In U.S. Military

US President, Donald Trump has announced through his Twitter handle that transgender individuals will not be allowed to serve in U.S. Military. According to him, the US military can't be cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. 

Akufo-Addo to decide on EC brouhaha

President Akufo-Addo is expected to take a decision on the wrangling at the electoral commission following his arrival from France, where he was on a state visit.

Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid, told Starr News’ Abena Owusu Nyamekye Wednesday that the President will take a decision which is backed by the Constitution.

New diesel and petrol vehicles to be banned from 2040 in UK

New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned in the UK from 2040 in a bid to tackle air pollution, the government is set to announce.

Ministers will also unveil a £255m fund to help councils tackle emissions from diesel vehicles, as part of a £3bn package of spending on air quality.

Expanded Nations Cup will not 'reduce quality' of play

The Africa Cup of Nations will not suffer in quality after its expansion to 24 teams, says a top Confederation of African Football (Caf) official. 

Amaju Pinnick believes the African game can only benefit, even if the tournament may suffer early on. 

"At the beginning, you will see some problems but later it will start building up to the quality people know it for," the Nigerian told BBC Sport. 

Kylie Jenner Sued For Copying Lip Bite Art To Promote Reality Show

Kylie Jenner is being sued by artist Sara Pope for allegedly copying her painting of front teeth biting a lower lip and using the image to promote her upcoming E! reality show “Life of Kylie.”

US House approves new Russia, Iran, N Korea sanctions

The US House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to slap new sanctions on Russia and force President Donald Trump to obtain politicians' permission before easing any sanctions on Moscow.

The sanctions bill comes as politicians investigate possible meddling by Russia in the 2016 presidential election and potential collusion by Republican Trump's campaign.

Malta President Coleiro Preca arrives in Accra for 3-day visit

The President of Malta, Mrs Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca arrived in Accra Tuesday night for a three day state visit to Ghana.

The visit is to help strengthen bilateral relations between Ghana and Malta as well as enhance economic cooperation and exchange products and services. 

BTS: Captain Planet shoots top-knotch video for ‘I’m Blessed’ with Press Play

Slated for release on his birthday on 11 August 2017 as a gift for his fans, Captain Planet of 4×4 fame is currently on set shooting another top notch music video for his single-‘I’m Blessed’–and we have some behind the scene photos.

For over a year now, Captain Planet, real name Sylvanus Dodji Jeoffrey has been regularly releasing hit singles, which he compliments with amazing super creative videos.

Kevin Hart and Eniko Parrish Enjoy Babymoon After Dismissing Cheating Rumors: 'He Is Very Committed to His Wife'

Kevin Hart and his wife Eniko Parrish enjoyed some time in Mexico.

The couple, who got married in August of last year, shared several pictures of their Cabo getaway on Instagram just a week after the actor was seen leaving a Miami nightclub with another woman, sparking cheating rumors. Hart later laughed off the rumors on his Instagram, calling them “BS.”

Vodafone Foundation Empowers Students Through ICT

Vodafone Ghana Foundation, the charitable arm of Vodafone Ghana, has organised a 2-day empowerment camp for over 20 students under the John Agyekum Kufuor (JAK) Foundation Scholarship at Kwame Danso in the Brong Ahafo Region.

Participants were exposed to the huge potential Information technology (ICT) offers, how it can enrich their lives, and its overall impact on society. The participants were taken through some pioneering technological innovations from Vodafone including the Instant Schools platform.

Frank Sinatra's Wife, Barbara Dies At 90

Barbara Sinatra, the philanthropist and widow of late American singer Frank Sinatra, has died at the age of 90.

John Thoresen, director of the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center, said she died of natural causes at her home in Rancho Mirage, California, surrounded by family and friends.

Engineering Student Thrown In Prison For 'insulting Zambian President On Facebook'

Authorities in Zambia have arrested and locked up a student in prison for allegedly insulting President Edgar Lungu and some of his government officials on Facebook.

35-year-old male student of DMI St Eugene University in Lusaka identified as Edward Makayi was arrested in connection with Publication of Defamatory Statements on his Facebook page created in the name Royson Edwards M.

NSS apologises for manhandling of graduates during registration process

National Service Scheme (NSS) has issued an apology over the manhandling of some graduates at its headquarters, after a video of the incident popped up on social media.

In a press release on Tuesday, July 25, the Acting Chief Executive of the NSS, Ussif Mustapha, said the incident was regrettable.

Obamacare: US senators vote in favour of debating repeal

The US Senate has voted to start debating a new Republican healthcare bill in a major step forward for President Donald Trump's attempts to repeal his predecessor's signature law.

In a tight vote, several Republicans previously opposed to aspects of the plan changed their minds.

Prior attempts to replace Obamacare have collapsed in recent weeks due to divisions in the Republican party.

Musicians visit family of the late Paapa Yankson ahead of one week commemoration

Officials of the musicians union of Ghana (MUSIGA) today paid a customary visit to the Family of hilife legend, late Paapa Yankson in Accra.

This necessary visit followed after the legend passed away last week Friday. It was topoir out condolences to the family and to help arrange for the legend’s funeral rites which is yet to be revealed.

A New Vaginal Ring To Prevent HIV To Be Tested In Africa After Trials In America Was Successful!

Researchers in the United States confirm that a trial in which American teenagers used a vaginal ring to prevent HIV infection has proved successful.

Now, a further study will be run with teenagers in Africa. The girls used a flexible plastic ring, embedded with anti-retroviral drugs, which was changed every month over a six-month period.