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Michael Schumacher 'cannot walk', German court hears

A lawyer for Michael Schumacher has told a court in Germany that the former Formula 1 world champion "cannot walk" following his skiing injury.
Felix Damm was detailing the extent of Schumacher's injuries in a lawsuit against German magazine, Bunte.
The magazine had reported last Christmas that the seven-time world champion could walk again.

But Mr Damm said that Schumacher, 47, "cannot walk" more than two and a half years after the accident.
Bunte had quoted a source at the end of last year as saying that Schumacher could manage some steps with the help of therapists and could raise an arm.
At the time, Schumacher's agent, Sabine Kehm, released a statement denying the story, saying: 
"Unfortunately we are forced by a recent press report to clarify that the assertion that Michael could move again is not true.
"Such speculation is irresponsible, because given the seriousness of his injuries, his privacy is very important. 
Unfortunately they also…

Women's Afcon: Cameroon and Kenya ready for challenge

Hosts Cameroon and debutants Kenya are both confident they can cope with being in tough groups at the Women's Africa Cup of Nations.
The Harambee Starlets have been drawn in Group B alongside defending champions Nigeria, Mali and Ghana for the 19 November to 3 December tournament in Yaounde.
"We are not scared for facing Nigeria at all. Yes we are underdogs but they will be more on pressure facing a team they do not know much about," Kenya captain Ann Oluoch Onyango told BBC Sport.

Speaking about the body size and physical attributes of the Nigerian players, Onyango said what will matter is playing as a team and nothing will scare them. 
"We know the secret to tame the West African sides," she added. "We want to go and impress on our first outing in this tournament."
Striker Esse Mbeyu Akida, who is one of the leading scorers at the on-going Cecafa Women's Championship with five goals, said Kenya have been boosted by victory over Algeria …

Victoria Hamah’s Father Picks Presidential Nomination Forms...

A Veteran Trade Unionist and Industrial, Public Relations consultant, Mr John Alex Hamah, has picked a Presidential Candidate nomination forms to contest the upcoming December 7 election as an Independent Candidate.
According to him, his decision is an answer to incessant calls on him from a large number of Ghanaian workers across the country urging him to contest as an unaligned Presidential candidate.

Speaking to Kasapa News, Mr Hamah who has a long political career and founded the Ghana Democratic Party in 1969, disclosed that he’s for the most part of his life, had the ambition of leading Ghana as an effective leader, a strong desire that saw him being sentenced to death imprisonment on his birthday several decades ago.

“I’ve been in exile, I have suffered a lot. But now at my age though I’m old age, I’m young in thoughts. Now the workers of Ghana are suffering and the voice of labour should be heard. We helped Nkrumah to make it possible for Ghana to have independence…

Martha Stewart: 'I'm voting for Hillary Clinton'; Trump 'totally unprepared'

Martha Stewart is not voting for Donald Trump and she has a laundry list of reasons why.
"There is so much to know and so much to learn and so much diplomacy and kindness and introspection that goes with that kind of job," Stewart told CNNMoney during a luncheon for Andrea Bocelli's foundation Sunday. "And it does not exist in the world of Donald Trump."
For Stewart, the stakes are high and the only choice is Hillary Clinton. 

"This is the most important election of the last hundred years," she said. "We have to be very certain that we elect a person who has experience, knowledge, a base of education in the world of world politics as well as domestic politics and so obviously I'm voting for Hillary Clinton. And we just can't have a country run by someone who is totally unprepared for what comes." 
Stewart, 75, had a very public falling out with Trump in 2006, after he called out her NBC "Apprentice" spinoff show, &qu…

Alex Iwobi has talent, ambition and must keep his humility - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has heaped praise on Nigerian starlet Alex Iwobi after giving two assists at Arsenal's 4-1 win over Hull city at the KCOM Stadium on Saturday.

According to the legendary Arsenal manager, Iwobi must remain humble if he's to continue in the good form he's been showing since he broke into the first team last year. 
"Yes, he had a good performance, and you want him to improve," Wenger told Arsenal website.  "He is 20 years old, and I think he has talent, he has ambition, he has a big passion for the game and until now he has humility. We have to take care that he keeps that quality, because it’s an important one.

But he has gained confidence and power. I believe as well he has a good combination between quick passing, picking players out and running with the ball. He gets that balance right, until now, and that’s not easy."

Shatta Wale's 'Mahama Paper' is NDC ‘official’ song

Whether Dancehall musician Shatta Wale sells it or not, the National Democratic Congress(NDC) has laid claim to his Mahama Paper as its ‘official’ song.

Just as they did at their campaign launch in Cape Coast a couple of months ago, Mahama Paper was the toast for activities within and outside the Coronation Park, Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region during the launch of the NDC’s manifesto in Sunyani over the weekend.
Shatta Wale had stated earlier that he would not sell the song to any political party and that Mahama Paper was created for his fans.

The highest point of the use of the song was when President John Mahama who was seen miming anytime the song was played, danced with his Vice President Kwesi Amissah Arthur and the First Lady, Mrs Lordina Mahama just after the launch of the manifesto on the podium.

President Mahama was the only dancer of the day who was able to bend to his knee level, a move that captivated the crowd.

'Mahama Paper' started ‘blasting’ on Frid…

Wayoosi Celebrates Birthday (VIDEO)

Kumawood actor, Joseph Nana Osei Kofi popularly known as Wayoosi was surprised by his friends with a birthday party.

Some of the people who attended include his wife, Abusuapanin Chikicherkeer (MTN Hit Maker), Wofa One (Kumawood) , Ahmed (C.E.O hitzgh Media) and many more.

Video below:-


Emmy Awards 2016: Amanda Abbington's purse 'stolen' at ceremony

Sherlock actress Amanda Abbington has claimed her purse was stolen from under her seat while she was collecting a prize at the Emmy Awards.
The star said the purse went missing while she was on stage and doing subsequent interviews.
Abbington tweeted: "We went up to collect the Emmy, did some press, came back to my seat and [someone] had nicked my purse from under my seat."

The Los Angeles Police Department said they had no information about a theft. Neither the Emmys or the Microsoft Theatre, where the event was held, have yet commented.
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride won the prize for outstanding television movie at Sunday night's ceremony at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.
 Abbington, who appears as Mary Morstan in the series, said her driving licence and phone were both in the purse.
One of her followers suggested: "Perhaps it accidentally got kicked away from under the chair and then someone handed it in to staff?"

But Abbington responded: "No, I hu…

Hardware hack defeats iPhone passcode security

IPhone passcodes can be bypassed using just £75 ($100) of electronic components, research suggests.

A Cambridge computer scientist cloned iPhone memory chips, allowing him an unlimited number of attempts to guess a passcode.
The work contradicts a claim made by the FBI earlier this year that this approach would not work. 
The FBI made the claim as it sought access to San Bernardino gunman Syed Rizwan Farook's iPhone.
Cheap trick

Farook and his wife killed 14 people in the California city last December before police fatally shot them.
The FBI believed his iPhone 5C contained information about collaborators, but its security system prevented easy access. 
The agency pressured Apple to give it a software backdoor into the phone, and, when it refused, reportedly paid $1m to a security company to retrieve data from the phone.
Now, Dr Sergei Skorobogatov, from the University of Cambridge computer laboratory, has spent four months building a testing rig to bypass iPhone 5C pin codes.

In a Yo…

Money has replaced respect in Ghana – Rawlings

Former president JJ Rawlings has lamented the spate of indiscipline in Ghana, saying the dignity which used to characterize the Ghanaian society has waned.
“There was a time when we carried ourselves with so much dignity we did not need the coercive machinery of the handcuff or guns to our heads to do the right thing.
“We have destroyed the fundamentals of naturally earned respect and replaced it with the power of elected or assumed authority and find ourselves in the world of coercive power and money,” Rawlings said in a meeting with the National Road Safety Commission.

Rawlings decried the level of indiscipline among commercial drivers and suggested that "drivers who kill on our roads" must be prosecuted on manslaughter charges and sentenced appropriately.

In his view, describing road traffic crashes as accidents was very erroneous, saying this allows for people to get away with manslaughter and it perpetuates itself as no one is prosecuted.

The former President a…

ISIS news agency claims Minnesota mall attacker was an ISIS member

The ISL-affiliated news agency Amaq says one of the group’s followers carried out the stabbing attack that wounded at least eight people at a shopping mall in the US state of Minnesota on Saturday. 
"The executor of the stabbing attacks in Minnesota yesterday was a soldier of Islamic State and carried out the operation in response to calls to target the citizens of the countries belonging to the crusader coalition", Amaq said in a statement. The authorities say a man wearing a private security uniform and armed with at least one knife stabbed eight people at a St. Cloud mall before he was shot dead by an off-duty police officer. All eight victims from the attack were treated at a hospital for wounds that weren't life-threatening and all but one were later released.

The attacker has been identified as as a 22-year-old college student. The man's father identified as Dahir Adan, who is a Somali, says in an interview with the Star Tribune that his son came to …

Finger chopped off in Asunafo South NPP, NDC attacks; Police flee

Persistent clashes between members of the New Patriotic Party and the governing National Democratic Congress during the voter transfer exercise in the Asunafo South Constituency of the Bono Ahafo region have left scores injured, offices vandalised and the exercise suspended.
One person, in Sankore said to be a supporter of the New Patriotic Party had his finger chopped off in the latest attack, Sunday, Joy News' Bono Ahafo correspondent Precious Semevoh reported.
The NPP has blamed the attacks on the NDC.

According to the Director of Communications at the Electoral Commission, Eric Dzakpasu the feuding factions destroyed equipment, including voter management software, laptops and other materials.
The District Assembly office in the  Constituency was also not spared the vandalism, reports suggested.
Eric Dzakpasu said the EC has been left with no choice than to suspend the registration exercise, at least for now, until the Commission is able to acquire new equipment after which…

Twenty killed in Central African Republic rebel violence

At least 20 people have been killed in fighting between rival rebel groups in the Central African Republic, the UN mission in the country says.
UN peacekeepers said they had intervened to stop further violence in the northern town of Kaga Bandoro, near where the killings happened.
A spokesman for the presidency put the death toll at 26.

He said members of the mainly Muslim Seleka rebel group went from door to door and killed their victims. 
The CAR has been prey to sectarian violence since March 2013, when Seleka rebels briefly seized power and deposed the Christian President Francois Bozize.
The Seleka group was itself then ousted, leading to a wave of violent reprisals against the Muslim population by the Christian anti-Balaka militia.
Thousands of people have been killed and hundreds of thousands displaced in the CAR since 2013. Some 11,000 UN peacekeepers are deployed in the country as part of the agency's so-called Minusca mission.
Source: BBC

Emmys Awards 2016: Game of Thrones breaks record

Game of Thrones has broken the record for the highest number of Emmy Awards won by any show.
The HBO fantasy drama triumphed in 12 categories, including outstanding drama series, taking its all-time Emmy total to 38.
That means it has now surpassed Frasier's previous record of 37.
This year's British winners included Dame Maggie Smith, who won outstanding supporting actress in a drama series for her role in Downton Abbey.
It is the third time Dame Maggie has won an Emmy for her portrayal of Violet Crawley, but she has never attended the ceremony in person.

Host Jimmy Kimmel joked: "We're not mailing this to her. Maggie, if you want this, it will be in the lost and found."
John Oliver won best variety talk series for his HBO series Last Week Tonight, beating fellow British nominee James Corden, who was nominated for The Late Late Show. BBC One's Sherlock was named best made for TV movie for its special episode The Abominable Bride. 
Susanne Bier, the Danish dire…

Former member of Council of State Dr Mary Grant dies at 88

Former Member of the Council of State and former member of erstwhile Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC), Dr Mary Grant, has passed away Sunday, her family has confirmed.

The family of the former PNDC and National Democratic Congress (NDC) stalwart said Dr Grant passed away Sunday September 18, 2016 afternoon at the 37 Military Hospital.
 She turned 88 on August 6 this year.
Dr. Mary Grant, the first female Medical Doctor, made her political debut when she was appointed Deputy PNDC Secretary for Health in 1985.
During this time, she played a critical role in ensuring the welfare of all categories of health workers.
Photo: Dr Grant flanked by the President Mahama and Vice President Amissah-Authur
Her service in the field of health as well as her involvement in drawing up guidelines for grassroots political structures led to her appointment as a member of PNDC in 1989, with special responsibility for Health and Education.
With the inauguration of the Fourth Republic, she was app…

Sound of Music 'Liesl' actress Charmian Carr dies

American actress Charmian Carr, who played the eldest von Trapp daughter Liesl in the film The Sound of Music, has died aged 73.
Carr died in Los Angeles after complications from a rare form of dementia, her representative said.
In her role in the 1965 film, she famously performed the song Sixteen Going on Seventeen.

After leaving the film industry, Carr ran an interior design firm in California.
Her mother had arranged for her to audition for the role, although she had had no singing or acting lessons.
Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music was a massive hit, at the time surpassing Gone with the Wind as the highest-grossing film of all time.
 Carr later wrote two books on her experience - Forever Liesl and Letters to Liesl - and frequently appeared at events commemorating the movie.
Her only other major role was in the Stephen Sondheim television musical Evening Primrose.

Many fans of The Sound of Music took to Twitter to post their memories, clipping up sections of her perform…