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Arsenal Smash Chelsea To Smithereens

It there was a better way to celebrate the imminent 20th anniversary of Arsene Wenger at Arsenal, then it’s hard to imagine what it would have entailed. Maybe a result such as this against a Chelsea team managed by Jose Mourinho would have topped Saturday evening. Not much else.

The analysis of Wenger’s 20 years has essentially been condensed down to a Sven-Goran Eriksson team talk: ‘First half good; second half, not so good.’

And it is true that for much of the last 10 years they have played like a shadow of the teams he produced in his first 10 years. But on Saturday at The Emirates it was like a throwback to the happy days of Highbury; as though this team wanted to remind him of that glorious past. Maybe they even dared dream of something similar emerging in the future, before Wenger retires.

Nothing has illustrated the difference in Wenger’s first 10 years and the last 10 years more clearly than the performances against Chelsea. For a decade west London’s arriviste team…

All Set As Accra Goes To The Opera On September 25

The Accra Symphony Orchestra presents this unique music concert is scheduled to happen on Sunday September 25th 2016 at the Accra International Conference Centre at 6:30 pm prompt.
All roads lead to the Accra international Conference Centre as organizers are set to give patrons much more than what they paid for. It promises to be an unforgettable night filled with amazing Orchestra performances.
This concert cannot be missed on a peaceful Sunday evening with the entire family, it’s the perfect evening to relax and be treated to the best Orchestra musical performances ever.

The Accra Symphony Orchestra has become a force to reckon with as one of the best Classical Music Ensembles in Africa. Created in 2012, as the brainchild of Dr. Mensa Otabil, the Accra Symphony Orchestra was primarily an instrumental ensemble. With the addition of the operatic voices, LUMINA in 2014, the Accra Symphony Orchestra is poised to pioneer a classical and operatic musical renaissance in Africa. The O…

Manchester United secure big win over Leicester City

Manchester United arrived for the early kickoff at Old Trafford determined to avoid a third consecutive league defeat, and came out guns blazing.

With Wayne Rooney dropped, captain for the day Chris Smalling blasted in a header in the 22nd minute to go one goal up. It was the precursor to a thoroughly dominant first half by United, who won 4-1. "It's a nice honor the manager gives me, and I just try and play up -- armband or not -- but it's a nice touch," Smalling said on Sky Sports after the match.  The Red Devils withstood a couple of near misses -- one by Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the 27th minute on a spectacular turnaround miss, and another from Marcus Rashford on a clear breakaway -- before Juan Mata's 37th minute left-footed strike hit the mark from the edge of the penalty area.  Rashford made it 3-0 just two minutes later with a tap in which caught Leicester's defenders asleep. And Paul Pogba -- United's $100 million man -- made it 4-0 in the 4…

Obama opens African-American museum in Washington DC

The first black president of the US has formally opened the first US national museum about the African-American experience, in Washington DC.
Barack Obama said the $540m (£415m) Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture would "tell a story of America that hasn't always taken a front seat".
The building is designed by British architect David Adjaye.

Mr Obama's predecessor George W Bush was also at the opening. 
It was then-president Mr Bush who signed the law in 2003 that allowed construction of the museum to move forward. 
Both Mr Bush and his wife Laura addressed the crowd. They were followed by Stevie Wonder, who performed the song Where Is Our Love.
Speaking on Friday, Mr Obama said the new museum would educate Americans about the history of the racial tensions seen during protests over police killings of black men.
"As a people, we've rightfully passed on the tales of the giants who built this country," Mr Obama said du…

(Photos)Wedding is cancelled after bride is filmed passionately kissing a stranger

A wedding in Mexico was cancelled after the bride-to-be named Emma Alicia Paz Ayala was filmed passionately kissing a stranger during her hen do (bachelorette party). 
While drinking heavily at a pool bar at the resort where she held her hen do, Emma was filmed kissing the apparent stranger passionately while others cheer. 
It was shared on social media and soon spread. The groom-to-be Pablo Torres Gandara and his family viewed the clip and soon after, the wedding was cancelled.

Rapper Nelly has proposed to his girlfriend, Shantel Jackson

Shantel Jackson, best known for being engaged to Floyd Mayweather, has been dating Nelly for sometime now. Yesterday, she shared the photo on the right that looked like Nelly proposed to her and she's been getting a lot of congratulatory messages.

Pippa Middleton: Royal photos reportedly stolen in iCloud hack

Police are investigating claims an iCloud account reportedly belonging to the Duchess of Cambridge's sister Pippa Middleton has been hacked and private photographs stolen.
The Sun reported that it was offered the images, which it said included shots of the duchess's children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
The paper said someone contacted it asking for £50,000 within 48 hours.

The Met Police said inquiries were ongoing, and no arrests had been made.
The haul from the hack is believed to include 3,000 pictures, and the anonymous seller has reportedly tried to sell them via encrypted messaging service WhatsApp.
'Specialist officers'
The Sun quoted a spokesman for Miss Middleton as saying: "Thank you very much for drawing this to the family's attention.
"I can confirm that not only have the lawyers been informed but the police are about to be involved as well."
A Met Police spokesman said: "Police have received a report concerning the allege…

Arnold Schwarzenegger meets Neymar and other Barca stars

Arnold Schwarzenegger who is in Spain for his Arnold Classic Europe bodybuilding event met with Barcelona players and spent some time with superstar, Neymar. 
The Hollywood icon expressed his delight at the meeting writing on Instagram: 'Fantastic to kick off the @arnoldsports Europe by meeting a true champion, @neymarjr! Great to see you my friend!'.

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Ghanaian musicians dying like dogs - Nana Quame

Highlife musician Nana Quame has lamented how most players in the arts and entertainment industry in Ghana struggle to make ends meet at the later stages of their careers.

Speaking to Nii Arday Clegg Snr. On the Morning Starr on Starr fm, Nana Quame stated that entertainers are dying like dogs in Ghana.

"I hold a British passport which guarantees me good medical care in London but musicians are dying like dogs here in Ghana.

"I was supposed to be one of the richest musicians in this country but our structures are poor... in Ghana, entertainers are dying like dogs. It’s the truth! Some musicians can't even afford three square meals a day”.

Nana Quame, therefore called for the shutdown of the Musician Union of Ghana [MUSIGA] and the Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO), adding that the unions have done little to support musicians.

“I think we should close down the various music unions and get private companies to run them as proper businesses, To be honest, this co…

Ted Cruz endorses Donald Trump

Ted Cruz endorsed Donald Trump for the presidency Friday afternoon, a stunning turn of events after a contentious primary filled with nasty personal attacks and a dramatic snub at the Republican National Convention.
"After many months of careful consideration, of prayer and searching my own conscience, I have decided that on Election Day, I will vote for the Republican nominee, Donald Trump," Cruz wrote in a Facebook post.

"A year ago, I pledged to endorse the Republican nominee, and I am honoring that commitment. And if you don't want to see a Hillary Clinton presidency, I encourage you to vote for him."

"I am greatly honored by the endorsement of Senator Cruz," Trump said in a statement obtained by CNN.

"We have fought the battle and he was a tough and brilliant opponent. I look forward to working with him for many years to come in order to make America great again."

The move -- three days before Trump's critical first debate…

Any Officer Caught Being Bias On Election-Related Duty Will Regret - IGP

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) John Kudalor, says policemen and women who show partisanship in any election related issue will be severely dealt with.

According to him, the police must show and be seen to fair and just to secure a successful election.
Mr Kudalor, who was on a working visit to the Tema Police Region, said the 2016 general elections would be keenly contested hence the need for the Police to be adequately prepared to create a peaceful environment for Ghanaians to elect whoever they want to steer the affairs of the nation.

He said the Police high command has met with the leadership of political parties and the Electoral Commission (EC) on several and different occasions to discuss frank and practical ways of securing the elections.

Mr Kudalor asked all police regional commanders to comply strictly with the communique of the national police command conference as therein lies their conviction and strategy to ensure peace and security before, during and after…

Burlington gun attack: Four women shot dead at US shopping centre

Four women have been shot dead and a man critically injured at a shopping centre in Burlington, Washington state.
Police have released a picture of the suspected gunman, who fled the scene armed with a rifle.
The Cascade Mall and nearby shops have been evacuated and police have asked the public to stay away.

The motive for the attack is not clear.
The suspect, described as a "Hispanic male wearing grey", was seen heading towards the Interstate 5 motorway.
Washington State Patrol spokesman Mark Francis said the fatalities had taken place inside Macy's department store.
 Emergency medical teams had entered the shopping centre "to attend to injured" and people were being evacuated to a nearby church, he said. 
Mr Francis said the gunman had left the scene before police arrived and was last seen walking towards a motorway.
Emergency management officials have told residents to stay inside with their doors locked and avoid the area near the Cascade Mall. Drivers are bei…

NSS releases list of first batch of extension postings

The Management of the National Service Scheme (NSS) says it has released new placements for the 2015/2016 cohort of national service personnel who applied for the optional six months extension of service announced earlier by the Scheme.
A statement signed by the Acting Executive Director, Dr. Michael Kpessa-Whyte says that the extension placements are mainly to public sector user agencies, educational institutions, Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies.

According to the statement, service personnel would be required to use their existing NSS numbers to print their new appointment letters from the Scheme’s website and proceed to the various NSS regional secretariats to register before the start of the service extension on October 1, 2016.
The statement emphasizes that service personnel who have been offered the opportunity to do the extension would be required to produce their 2015/2016 NSS I.D. cards and any​ other form of identification at the registration centre…

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West step out looking glamorous for a friend's wedding

Business entrepreneur and mum of two, Kim Kardashian and her rapper husband Kanye West looked really glamourous as they stepped out in style for a friend's wedding on Friday in Simi Valley, California. 

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Gabon: Court upholds President Ali Bongo's election win

Gabon's constitutional court has upheld President Ali Bongo's election victory, rejecting opposition calls for a recount.
There have been fears that such a decision could trigger fresh violence.
The government said it would hold opposition leader Jean Ping responsible if clashes erupted following the ruling.

President Bongo won August's election by just 6,000 votes but the opposition says the poll was rigged.
Following the court ruling, President Bongo called for a "political dialogue" with the opposition.
Correspondents say residents of Libreville were stockpiling food ahead of the court ruling. There were long queues at banks and supermarkets on Friday and the French embassy told its citizens to stay indoors.

Riot police have been deployed across the city.
Mr Ping had alleged fraud in one of the president's main strongholds, Haut-Ogooue province, where Mr Bongo won 95% of the vote on a turnout of 99.9%.
Mr Ping had warned that Gabon could face serious instabil…

Pharrel Williams and wife expecting baby no. 2

American singer-songwriter, rapper, and record producer Pharrell Williams and wife Helen Lasichanh are expecting their second child together. Helen's baby bump was put on display Thursday at the N°5 L’EAU party for Chanel in West Hollywood.
 The couple who got married in October 2013, are already parents to 7 year old son Rocket Ayer.

Congratulations to the couple!

Snapchat launches sunglasses with camera

Messaging app firm Snapchat has announced its first gadget - sunglasses with a built-in camera.
The device, which the company is calling Spectacles, will go on sale later this year priced at $130 (£100).

The glasses will record up to 10 seconds of video at at time. 
As part of the announcement, Snapchat is renaming itself to Snap, Inc.

The renaming decision underlined the company’s apparent ambition to go beyond the ephemeral messaging app, a product which is highly popular with young people. 
An article published by the Wall Street Journal on Friday showed Snap’s 26-year-old creator Evan Spiegel in a series of pictures taken by legendary fashion photographer Karl Lagerfeld. 
In an interview, Mr Spiegel explained his rational for creating Spectacles. 
"It was our first vacation, and we went to [Californian state park] Big Sur for a day or two. We were walking through the woods, stepping over logs, looking up at the beautiful trees. 
"And when I got the footage back and watche…