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I pardoned Montie 3 in Ghana’s interest – Mahama

President John Mahama has said he followed the law to the latter in granting remission to the Montie three.

According to him, he consulted the Council of State as directed by the constitution before coming to the decision to set them free.

"I think that the overriding consideration must be that all arms of government must act constitutionally, I swore an oath on the 7th of January 2013 to abide by the constitution and so every action I take must be in consonance with the constitution.

"The young men were called before the Supreme Court for contempt and even before they were called before the court, they apologised and shown remorse, before the court also, they apologised. They asked for mitigation before the court, retracted and even after they were sent to jail they apologised again.

“....I don’t know what interest it will serve anyone the three extra months they would have served there. I did exactly what the Constitution wanted me to do. I consulted the Council …

First face transplant patient Isabelle Dinoire dies in France

The first-ever person to have a face transplant, Frenchwoman Isabelle Dinoire, has died, French doctors say. In 2005, surgeons gave her a new nose and mouth after she was disfigured by her pet dog.
But heavy use of immunosuppressant drugs weakened her and she succumbed to cancer in April at the age of 49, the BBC's Hugh Schofield in Paris says. 
News of her death, announced by a hospital in Amiens, was delayed to respect her family's privacy.

She told the BBC in 2009 that when she looked in the mirror she saw a mixture of herself and the donor. "The donor is always with me," she said.
Figaro newspaper said she had suffered another transplant rejection. The strong anti-rejection treatment she was receiving led to two cancers, it added.
In her BBC interview she said her disfigurement by her dog had come as a result of an attempt to end her life.
After taking an overdose of sleeping pills, she awoke lying beside a pool of blood, with her pet Labrador at her side. Th…

SA citizenship granted to 'stateless' girl with Cuban parents

A top South African court has cleared the way for an eight-year-old girl, born to Cuban parents, to be granted South African citizenship.
This entitles her to access to health care, education and other welfare services which she had been denied.
As her parents have been out of Cuba for some time, the girl had been unable to claim Cuban citizenship and she had been effectively left "stateless".
This test case will affect other children in such legal limbo.

The case has been going through the South African courts for several years, and the Supreme Court of Appeal's decision came after the government challenged a ruling brought by a lower court.
The BBC's Karen Allen in Johannesburg says the home affairs ministry had argued that granting the girl a South African birth certificate would open the floodgates to new applications.
The court's judgement is a reaffirmation of existing laws in South Africa which give citizenship to stateless children.
The Supreme Court …

Ursula, Konadu and Hanna Tetteh make ‘Women of Power’ cover of Glitz Africa Magazine

Glitz Africa Magazine is proud to announce the release of its 15th issue in September 2016 throughout Ghana. Since its inception, Glitz Africa Magazine has consistently published a top-notch issue at the end of every quarter, to celebrate African lifestyle and entertainment.
This issue is proudly their 15th issue! Issue 15 dubbed the #WomenInspiringWomen issue is our midyear issue.

Being the Women’s issue, we celebrate women who have in their own diverse ways inspired us. Meet our power women: Hanna Tetteh, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, Nana Oye Lithur and Brigitte Dzogbenuku. Read all about what they have in common.

As usual, the issue is presented in the elegant and sleek format that Glitz Africa Magazine is noted for and our content is set to give the readers a fulfilling experience.
Glitz Africa Magazine Issue 15 is available in selected supermarkets, shell shops, restaurants and leading pharmacies throughout the country, at a cover price of ¢25 in Ghana. You c…

KNUST medical student, Kwame Larry Tay grabs 19 awards at graduation

The 2016  graduation year seems to be one of exceptionally intelligent young doctors at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology ( KNUST).  Social media has been buzzing with celebrations for the achievements of  Kwame Larry Tay, for winning 19 out of 20 awards in the graduating class of fresh Doctors of Veterinary Medicine at KNUST.
Among the people happy for the achievements of the young doctor is Ben Dotsei Malor, a former presidential spokesperson. He wrote on Facebook: “Dr Larry Kwame Tay – my nephew – I salute, celebrate and honour you. To God Be The Glory. Well done and many congratulations. We are proud of you. Many more honours. Cheers.” 
25 year old Dr. Louisa Kwakye-Ansong not too long ago, swept six of the nine awards at the Dental School of the Kwame Nkurmah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) during the induction of newly trained medical doctors.

Korankye Ankrah, Wife Celebrate 30yrs Of Marriage

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the union of Rev and Mrs Korankye Ankrah of the Royalhouse Chapel International in Accra.

In a Facebook post to celebrate his wife, Rev Ankrah described Rita as the “best Premier Lady” he could ever find.
Rev Ankrah’s post read: “It was never difficult choosing you. The qualities you exhibited 30 years ago are even stronger now than before. Without you, truly, I could not have brought my ministry this far. You are the best Premier Lady I could have ever found. Thank you for 30 years of faithfulness. You have made our home like heaven for me and our children. You've helped build a solid ministry for God. God bless you for making me a better husband, father, Apostle General and friend. Happy 30th anniversary Mama Rita.”

Rev Ankrah met his wife, Rev. Rita Korankye Ankrah, in 1982 and got married in 1986. The couple have four children: Nana Akos, Paapa, Naa Dromo, and Mawuena.

Royalhouse Chapel has more than 30,000 members in the country.


See this 'fake' Zlatan Ibrahimovic that got Man U fans all fooled (photo/video)

Ahead of the Manchester derby this weekend, Sky Sports employed a Zlatan Ibrahimovic lookalike to roam the streets of Manchester in a replica United jersey, and several members of the public were coned into believing the guy was the Swedish superstar. Manchester United fans then stopped to take pictures with the fake Ibrahimovich, before they found out the man was just a body double. Watch the video after the cut.

Criss Waddle speaks on jilted ‘suicide girl’

Ghanaian rapper Criss Waddle, has been reacting to the alleged suicide attempt by an 18-year old Kumasi lady only identified as Mary after he reportedly jilted her.

According to the Bie Gya” hit-maker, the lady in question kept pestering him for pictures but he was resistant because he could not vouch for her credibility and also suspected she could be dating more than one man.

“I wanted to be certain she lived a good life before I could be in any form of relationship with her but it turned out to be otherwise because she received verbal attacks from my social media fans who unveiled her true identity. It was from there and then I said I could not be in any form of relationship with her. Pained by that, she threatened to do something to herself”


Chevy Chase enters rehab

Chevy Chase has checked into rehab, according to a rep for the actor.
The "National Lampoon" star has entered Hazelden Addiction Treatment Center in Minnesota to deal with an alcohol-related issue, Heidi Schaeffer confirmed via email.  TMZ first reported the star was entering rehab. In 1986, Chase checked into the Betty Ford drug rehabilitation center for addiction to painkillers.  At the time, his then-publicist told The New York Times that the actor had developed a "dependency on prescription drugs relating to chronic and long-term back problems'' tied to the pratfalls and stunts he did on projects such as "Saturday Night Live." While some of his "SNL" co-stars have struggled with drug use, Chase told Esquire magazine in 2010 that he was never big into recreational drugs.  "I was pretty low-level when it came to drug abuse," Chase said. "I checked myself into the Betty Ford Clinic after my nose started to hurt." The 72…

Bridget Jones's Baby gets warm reception from critics after premiere

The new Bridget Jones film has received a warm response from critics following its world premiere in London, with one naming it "the funniest of the series".
Bridget Jones's Baby, says the Mirror's David Edwards, is "a laughathon" that fans should "watch at all costs".

Renee Zellweger plays Helen Fielding's perennial singleton for the third time in the film, which this time sees its scatty heroine become pregnant.

Zellweger joined co-stars Colin Firth and Patrick Dempsey at Monday's launch.

The pair play romantic partners of Zellweger's character, either of whom could be the father of her unborn child.

Emma Thompson and pop star Ed Sheeran also appear in the film, which is out in the UK on 16 September.

According to The Guardian, Bridget Jones's Baby is "a better Bridget than the last movie" - 2004's Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.

It is, Peter Bradshaw's review continues, "something resembling a likeable, go…

Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy earn nominations at 2016 IRAWMA

Ghanaian dancehall artistes Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy have been nominated in the 2016 International Reggae & World Music Awards (IRAWMA).

Stonebwoy was nominated in the Most Promising Entertainer category whilst Shatta Wale had his nomination for Best Music Video and Best African Song/Entertainer respectively.

The 35th International Reggae and World Music Awards will be held on October 2, 2016.

The International Reggae & World Music Awards (IRAWMA), established in 1982 acknowledges and honors the accomplishments and contributions of reggae and world music artists, including: songwriters, performers, promoters and musicians.

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NDC members angry with 'Aben Be Bom' should go to court - A Plus

Kwame A-Plus has dared persons whose names were mentioned in his recently released song to go to court if he/she has issues with the song.

The controversial artiste whose new song titled, Aben Be Bom punches holes in NDC governance says he is ready to go to court if he is sued.

The musician in a chat with Hitz FM’s MzGee on “Showbiz This Week” entertainment show said he did not lie in the song so he is not afraid to meet any NDC person whose name was mentioned in the song at the court of law.

A-Plus disclosed that the days of allowing political leaders to intimate citizens are gone. He said during the interview that he will defeat any individual who goes to court over the song.

“I’ll be surprised if none of them go (to court). Let them go. That will be the greatest achievement because I’ll defeat them in court. Nobody can win a case against me. I dare anybody whose name is in to go to court, I will meet you.

MzGee, the world has changed. Those days when people were intimidating …

Fox News apologises to Gretchen Carlson

The Fox News channel in the US has settled a sexual harassment case against it by one of its former top news presenters, Gretchen Carlson. 
Her complaints saw its chief executive, Roger Ailes, leave the right-wing TV channel during the summer.

Ms Carlson had complained that Mr Ailes had victimised her and ruined her career for rejecting his advances.
The company apologised and has reportedly paid Ms Carlson $20m to drop her case.

"We regret and apologize for the fact that Gretchen was not treated with the respect and dignity that she and all of our colleagues deserve," said 21st Century Fox, the group that owns Fox News.
Ms Carlson had claimed that Mr Ailes, one of the most prominent figures in the US news industry, first demoted her then sacked her after she spurned him.
Mr Ailes denied the allegations but resigned after an investigation by 21st Century Fox brought forward similar complaints from other female employees.
 Roger Ailes became a leading figure in US cable new…

Swedish Nobel judges fired in Karolinska medical scandal

Two judges have been asked to leave a panel that picks the Nobel prize for medicine in a scandal surrounding a disgraced Italian transplant surgeon.
The decision to drop Harriet Wallberg and Anders Hamsten came after the Swedish government sacked the entire board of the prestigious Karolinska Institute, where the scientist worked.

Paolo Macchiarini was seen as a leading specialist on windpipe transplants.
But two of his patients died and he was accused of falsifying his work record.
Dr Macchiarini denies all the charges against him.
The two judges who lost their positions on the Nobel panel have both served as heads of the Karolinska Institute, and were among several individuals suspected of ignoring warnings about the Italian windpipe scientist. 
The case has come as a severe blow to the institute. In a report on the case on Monday, a former Swedish judge said he had "never seen such negative references" and questioned why the surgeon had been initially hired and then…

US Open 2016: Serena Williams beats Yaroslava Shvedova to claim 308th win

World number one Serena Williams set a new Grand Slam record of 308 victories with a win over Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan at the US Open in New York.
The American, 34, won 6-2 6-3 to pass Roger Federer in the all-time list of matches won at the tennis majors.
She moves on to the quarter-finals, where she will face Romanian fifth seed Simona Halep, who beat Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2 7-5.
"It's a huge number," Williams said of her record 308th win.

"I think it's very significant actually. I definitely never thought I would be playing still. Now I don't really see when I'm going to stop.
"I'm just enjoying these moments out here, getting to break records that I didn't even know existed or I didn't even know was possible.''
Halep has lost seven of eight matches against Williams but hopes that will at least keep the pressure off in their quarter-final.

Croatian teenager stuns RadwanskaAna Konjuh, 18, became the fir…

"One Meter, One House"; Prez Mahama Assures Abura Residents

President John Mahama is promising a one house, one meter policy for the people of Abura Constituency in the Central Region if he is retained in power.
According to the president, he has already procured 1,500 meters in fulfillment of the policy.
The president made the promise on his second day of his Central Region tour which has seen him visit the Abura and Kotokuraba markets to interact with market women and other prospective voters.
The one meter, one house policy by president Mahama for the people of Abura, comes at a time when the New Patriotic Party flagbearer Nana Akufo-Addo has been bastardized for promising a one village, one dam, and one district, one factory policies.

Speaking in the twi dialect to the enchanted supporters, the president said the issue of electricity remains a major headache for the people of Abura.
He said a lot of the houses have no meter, promising that the 1500 meters will be distributed to each and every house in his next term.
The president also …

World Cup 2018: El Salvador 'refuse bribe to fix match'

El Salvador's national football team say they have refused a bribe to fix Tuesday's World Cup 2018 qualifying game against Canada.
At a news conference, the team members played an audio recording of a person allegedly asking them to lose. 
Canada must beat El Salvador in Vancouver and hope Mexico defeat Honduras in the final round of Group A games to stand a chance of progressing.

El Salvador cannot progress to the final round of qualifying.
Source: BBC

I’m very disappointed in Ghana Athletics Association – Martha Bissah

Ghana’s Youth Olympic Gold medalist Martha Bissah has expressed disappointment in the Prof. Francis Dodoo led administration of the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) for the bad treatment meted out to her.
The 800m runner, who left Ghana on Sunday night to begin a four-year scholarship programme at Norfolk State University in Virginia, US, told the GNA Sports before departure that, she went through a lot when the GAA handed her an indefinite suspension over allegations she claimed were false.

“I’m disappointed in the GAA because when I came back from the Olympics in Nanjing, I thought my career and fame had begun and my name will be known all over. I won a gold medal, which for me was a great achievement that will push me to even do more but my case wasn’t like that.”
“I have suffered a lot and gone through problems. I would say that the gold medal has rather brought me problems than good.’’
The 19 year old denied that, the GAA asked her to present her West Africa Senior Secon…

Photos: Beyonce hangs out with Bill Clinton

Beyonce was pictured hanging out with former US president Bill Clinton and First Lady Mrs Obama at the Philadelphia “Made In America” concert yesterday. See another photo after the cut..

ECG Staff suspend strike

Angry ECG workers have brought an end to their two-day strike.

The workers will resume service to their clients this morning.

Today marks the second day of their protest which saw them boycott work over the decision by government to privatize the state power distributor.
They embarked on the strike to compel government to modify the privatization plan for the power company.

National Secretary of the Senior Staff Association of ECG Patrick Binyame told Starr News the union will soon make their next line of action known.

“We have suspended our action because we need to get to that table with clean hands so we are going to listen to the Ministry on Wednesday and that meeting will inform our next line of action. All ECG operational areas, everybody is back at work,” he said.


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Obama calls off meeting with Philippine leader after 'whore' jibe

US President Barack Obama has cancelled a meeting with controversial Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who had earlier called him a "son of a whore".
Mr Duterte was responding to the US president's promise to raise the issue of drug-related extra-judicial killings in the Philippines at their meeting.
The Filipino leader is known for his colourful language, though this time it has had a diplomatic impact, correspondents say.
He has now said he regrets the remark.
"While the immediate cause was my strong comments to certain press questions that elicited concern and distress, we also regret that it came across as a personal attack on the US president," a statement by his office said. 
Both presidents are among leaders gathering for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit in Laos.
Duterte's apology: Analysis by Karishma Vaswani in Laos
Mr Duterte has been forced to apologise for offensive comments before, but this is the first time he …