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Rio Olympics 2016: GB's Nicola Adams wins flyweight gold again

Nicola Adams became the first British boxer to retain an Olympic title for 92 years by winning gold in the women's flyweight final at Rio 2016.
The 33-year-old won a unanimous points decision to beat France's Sarah Ourahmoune.
Britain have now won 26 golds in Brazil and 63 medals overall, two short of the record 65 won at London 2012.
It is GB's first gold boxing medal in Rio, though super-heavyweight Joe Joyce could add another (Sunday, 19:15 BST).
 "The gold rush continues," Adams told the BBC. "I'm now officially the most accomplished amateur boxer Great Britain has ever had. I can't believe it."

Adams, from Leeds, has won Olympic, European and Commonwealth golds and now becomes the first Briton to defend her Olympic crown since middleweight Harry Mallin in 1924.
She started strongly against the 15th-ranked Ourahmoune, winning the first of four two-minute rounds on all three judges' scorecard.
She improved further in the second, again wi…

Mr Ibu says Only his wife can make him happy

Nollywood actor, John Okafor best known as Mr Ibu, is not talking about Nollywood and its challenges anymore as he has now focused his attention more on his family.

He might be a very busy man but his family has always been his top most priority and he has not stopped appreciating how far he has come with his wife there to support him with one hour of prayers.

The actor who some time ago said he is done with child bearing has now made it a duty to continually appreciate his wife for standing by him all through the hard times and each time he expresses his happiness, he has words to qualify her.

Mr Ibu disclosed that the only thing that makes him happy is when he turns his face and see his wife smiling then he knows all is well.

“The only thing that makes me happy is when I look at your face and see you smile. My Heart is settled because she is the contrast of my face,” he said.


Don’t call me comedian any longer – DKB

Ace comedian Derick Kobena Bonney, who was recently crowned Ghana’s king of comedy at his hugely successful DKB Point Of View show has demanded of Ghana’s not to refer to him as comedian any longer.

He took to photo sharing micro blog Instagram to announce his hilarious new title. He now wishes to be known and referred to as “PUBLIC HUMOUR THERAPIST”.
DKB on Saturday July 9, thrilled thousands at the National Theatre in what has been widely described as his coronation as comedy king of Ghana. The event received rave reviews, notably from veteran Kweku Sintim Misa;

“When I see DKB he says KSM you are the man and I say no, I was the man. Now you are the man. I am very proud of him, so it is my pleasure and my duty to introduce to you the new King of Comedy DKB”, he said

Born Derick Kobina Bonney, the comedian and TV personality shot to international fame as one of the celebrity housemates on the seventh season of the reality competition television series Big Brother Africa, in 2…

Man Arrested For Impersonating Jesus (Photos)

A 23 year old artist and film maker Ilya Novikov was arrested for impersonating Jesus Christ after he was spotted walking along a road carrying a huge wooden cross on his back in the city of Perm in central Russia's Perm Krai region.

A video recorded by an eyewitness showed the bearded artist wearing long flowing white robe as he walked along the street with a T-shaped cross. Motorists saw him and called the Police. wo policemen quickly arrived on the scene to arrest him - but struggled to fit his cross in the back of their patrol car. They eventually succeeded and took Mr Novikov to a police station for questioning and was later released.
A police spokesman said:

"A man in white clothes, carrying a cross, was spotted by onlookers and police were called to the scene. Officers talked with the man at the police station and let him go."

Mr Novikov said:

"My friend gave me some wooden sticks so I made a cross out of them. The experience of Jesus Christ was repe…

uniBank is 6th Best Company in Ghana

Indigenous bank uniBank has been named Ghana’s 6th Best Company at the 2016 Ghana Club 100 Awards.

Held at the plush Kempinski Hotel in Accra, uniBank made the top list out of 100 local successful corporate stories.

Finest local heads in Ghana’s corporate ecosystem attended the event which was also graced by Ghana’s President John Mahama.

Mawuena Trebah, Chief Executive Officer of the GIPC, organizers of the event said “next year our attention would continue to be on the critical sectors for investors, what is that we need to do as a country to progress to an upper middle income status.”

She added: “We will continue to grow, we will continue to learn from every experience, we will take feedback from our Club 100 members to inform on the next club 100 event.”

uniBank (Ghana) Limited was incorporated as a private company in December 1997 to operate as

Led by its MD, Mr Felix Nyarko-Pong, uniBank seeks to be the leading and preferred Bank offering comprehensive financial solutions to o…

Man City, Tottenham And Chelsea Win As Liverpool Lose At Burnley

Manchester City moved to the top of the Premier League table as Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea secured late wins — but Liverpool came crashing down to earth at Burnley.
Liverpool won their first match 4-3 at Arsenal, but Burnley ran out 2-0 winners in their first game at Turf Moor after returning to the top flight.
Burnley came out of the traps very strongly and were in front after just two minutes. Nathaniel Clyne gave the ball away and Andre Gray was the provider for Sam Vokes to expertly find the back of the net.
And they doubled their advantage eight minutes before half-time on the counter-attack. Debutant Steven Defour won the ball off Ragnar Klavan and broke forward before feeding Gray, who took one touch before firing home excellently with his left foot.

Manchester City made it six points from two Premier League games under Pep Guardiola as they won 4-1 at Stoke City, with Sergio Aguero and Nolito both scoring twice.
The deadlock was broken after 27 minutes when Stoke defender…

Tension At Ghana's UK High Commission As Victor Smith Abandons Post

Tension is reportedly brewing at Ghana’s High Commission in the United Kingdom following the High Commissioner’s decision to abandon his post to seek his political interest in Ghana.

Sources at the High Commission have told Starrfmonline that several activities and programmes at the Mission have stalled due to the unavailability of the High Commissioner Victor Smith.
“There are many documents that need to be signed, but we cannot sign them because the High Commissioner is not there. He has been away for quite some time now but we are afraid to complain.

“There are still upcoming events and programmes to be done with our British counterparts here, but all that have been put on hold because the leader is not here and in diplomatic circles not everything can be done by a subordinate,” a worried staff at the High Commission said.

Mr. Smith is contesting the Abuakwa North seat on the ticket of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC). This is the second time he is eyeing the …

Taxi driver, 28, arrested for leaking sex videos

A 28-year-old taxi driver, Kwaku Owusu is in the grips of the Assin Praso Police for leaking the nude videos of some ladies in the Central region.

The culprit, according to the police, had sexual encounters with over 28 ladies in the area but decided to record the orgy mostly on the blind side of the ladies.

Owusu has been using the sex videos to extort money from the victims with those failing to agree to his diabolical agenda having their videos leaked on social media.

His attempt to extort money from two of the ladies landed him in the grips of the law unlike the other victims who readily gave in to his threats just to avoid the shame of having their nudity exposed to the world.

The ladies mastered the courage and lodged a complaint with the Assin Praso Police leading to the culprit's arrest.


Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys make great harmony on 'The Voice

As The Olympics comes to a close on NBC, the network will tease the start of another great competition: "The Voice" Season 11.
Judging by a sneak peek at the new season, which features first-time coaches Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys, it's going to be eventful.

CNN was given an early look at a half-hour season preview of "The Voice" set to air after the Olympic closing ceremony on Sunday, and here's what you should know.
Cyrus and Keys come out swinging

The newest additions to the spinning chairs waste no time making themselves at home. It's clear from the start that Cyrus and Keys are on a quest to build the strongest teams they can -- even if it means they go toe-to-toe with veteran coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.

In the sneak peek, each of the new coaches take different approaches to wooing potential team members, and at times, Levine and Shelton find it hard to compete.

Cyrus plays up her off-beat, youthful energy. At one point, she tel…

Waiter tipped $500 for act of kindness

Kasey Simmons loves to make people smile. But Tuesday, the 32-year-old waiter was the one beaming.
A customer at the Dallas-area Applebee's restaurant where he works left him an unforgettable tip.  "They ordered the cheapest thing on the menu," Simmons said. "Flavored water." The total bill was $0.37. The tip was $500. A note, written on a napkin explained why.  A day earlier, Simmons was shopping at his local grocery store. In the checkout line, he noticed another shopper, an older woman who was clearly despondent. Other shoppers passed right by her. Simmons did not. He spoke to the woman. She didn't explain why she was sad, but Simmons lifted her spirits and even paid for her groceries. "It was only $17, but it's not about the money," he said. "It's about showing someone you care." The tip at the restaurant apparently came from the woman's grateful daughter. The note on the napkin described the mother's anguish as she trie…

Bolt wins ninth Olympic gold medal

Usain Bolt ended his Olympic career by claiming an unprecedented 'triple triple' and his ninth gold as Jamaica won the 4x100m relay final in Rio.
Bolt, 29, had won the 100m and 200m in Rio and is the only man to win all three sprint events at three Games.
He combined with Asafa Powell, Yohan Blake and Nickel Ashmeade to lift gold in a time of 37.27 seconds.
Japan won a surprise silver and the USA were disqualified to hand Canada bronze and lift Britain up to fifth.
'I'm the greatest'
"There you go, I'm the greatest," said Bolt, who has won gold in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay at the last three Games.
He intends to retire after the 2017 World Championships in London and will not compete at Tokyo 2020, at which point he will be nearly 34.
Bolt's haul of nine golds is the joint highest among Olympic athletics.
He is now equal with USA sprinter and long jumper Carl Lewis, who won nine golds over four Games, and Finnish long-distance runner Paavo Nurm…