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World Heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury tests positive for cocaine!

The Gypsie King as he is fondly called by fans- Tyson Fury, the reigning WBA, WBO, IBO, Ring magazine, and lineal heavyweight champion has tested positive for cocaine according to reports, weeks after pulling out from his heavyweight title defence with Klitschko citing mental issues.

Fury, was said to have been informed on Thursday night that his A sample from a random urine test on 22 September had tested positive for the substance benzoylecgonine, the central compound found in cocaine. 

The Manchester born boxer who claims to be born again is set to lose his titles won in 2015. The presence of cocaine in his blood samples brings an all time low to Fury's career and could even bring about litigations and lawsuits against him and his camp.
Klitschko, who was supposed to have fought him since, has been made to wait for almost a year to regain his lost belts and with this new revelation could fight someone else for the WBO, WBA and IBO world titles..
A whole host of partner…

TV3's Odelia Ofori set to leave TV3

The mass exodus at TV3 continues as popular TV journalist, Odelia Ofori, now Odelia Sika-Ntiamoah Boampong is set to follow the train. A source hinted that the news reporter known for her coverage of the Togolese elections in 2015 could be heading to a competing channel ahead of the December elections. 
Odelia had a seven-year working experience in radio, part as a student Journalists with Radio Universe at the university of Ghana and Citi Fm an Accra-based radio station. She covered the Togolese elections in 2015 and has covered all UNFCCC conferences since 2009), documentary film maker(World Bank, IFDC, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Energy) and presenter.

Africa news (euro news) correspondent Ghana, news anchor and reporter Tv3 news. Two times, Ghana Journalist Award winner, she has also won the minister’s award in environmental reporting. Trained by DW Akademie and nominated by the US embassy in Ghana for the IVLP programme trained in investigati…

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds welcome Baby No. 2

Actors Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds have welcomed their second child. Blake gave birth today according to E! News...congrats to the couple.

(Video) Amber Rose says she was body shamed on 'DWTS

Amber Rose says she got more than a 25 out of 40 score for week three of "Dancing With the Stars."
The talk show host has accused "DWTS" judge Julianne Hough of body shaming her after Rose's salsa performance with partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy.  The pair danced to Jennifer Lopez's song "Booty."   The next day on her podcast "Loveline with Amber Rose," she accused Hough of saying, "Oh, I'm uncomfortable," during commentary as Rose was dipped by Chmerkovskiy. She said she felt Hough was commenting on her voluptuousness.  "You know, all the beautiful professional dancers that are on 'Dancing With the Stars,' I mean, they dress very sexy and they do the splits and they grind up on these guys and they look absolutely stunning and get a standing ovation," Rose said. "And me, and my body, my hips, my a**, my breasts made her uncomfortable." Rose also tweeted "Uncomfortable or not I had a blast …

Donald Trump attacks ex-Miss Universe again, says Hillary Clinton was ‘duped’ by the ex- beauty queen

U.S Republican party presidential candidate has blasted the ex-Miss Universe Alicia Machado who claimed he called her Miss piggy and Miss Housekeeping in 1996 because she had gained weight after winning the pageant and because of her Latina roots.
Trump called her his 'worst' Miss Universe winner, and also suggested  Hillary Clinton helped the Venezuelan ex-model beauty get into the U.S. so she can get back at him this election period.

 “Wow, Crooked Hillary was duped and used by my worst Miss U. Hillary floated her as an "angel" without checking her past, which is terrible!” Trump tweeted.

 Did Crooked Hillary help disgusting (check out sex tape and past) Alicia M become a U.S. citizen so she could use her in the debate?”

Trump's tweets comes days after allegations resurfaced that the 1996 Miss Universe Alicia Machado was part of an attempted murder plot.

 In 1998, two years after her crowning and the weight-gain, a then-21-year-old Machado was charged with…

Judge: Bieber must sit for deposition or face arrest, court

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida judge has ordered pop star Justin Bieber to sit down for a deposition within the next 30 days or face the threat of being arrested and brought to court.
Circuit Judge Jerald Bagley issued the order Wednesday in Miami.
The order compels Bieber to sit for a deposition in a lawsuit filed by a photographer who got into an altercation with one of the singer's bodyguards two years ago in Miami Beach.

The photographer's attorney says he has been unable to get Bieber to sit for the deposition. Attorney Mark DiCowden says Bieber isn't entitled to any special treatment just because he's a celebrity.
Bieber's attorney, John Atkinson, didn't immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

Ghana to celebrate Celine Dion on October 8

Hi- Skul band in partnership with Alliance Francaise Accra presents a night to celebrate renowned musician, Celine Dion’s 35th year of bringing the best of songs to her fans and the world at large.

After 35 years as a performing and recording artist, Céline Dion has become a legend of popular music, one of the most powerful and moving voices ever heard

Celine Dion is a heartwarming singer who has comforted many souls, both in her home country Canada as well as here in Ghana and other countries in Western Africa. Not a day goes by without her music: you can hear her soothing voice on the radio, at the street, in shops and bars. Who doesn’t hum along when “My heart will go on” is playing? Her repertoire is very diverse; from intense French ballads to dancing beats.

The idea to celebrate Celine Dion’s music in Ghana dates back to earlier events this year: when a Dutch couple (working and living in Ghana) experienced again that music crosses all borders! The couple played with…

Canadian Aboriginal chief snubs the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for the second time in many days

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, Chairman and Spokesperson of the Okanagan Nation Alliance was scheduled to appear on stage with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the tenth anniversary celebrations of the University of British Columbia but he gave the event a pass at the last minute.
Chief Jonathan Kruger from the local Penticton Indian Band replaced him.
A spokesman for the university could not comment on why Grand Chief Phillip had pulled out. Just a day earlier, the leader of 115 First Nation tribes in British Columbia known as the Union of BC Chiefs, declined to turn up at historic reconciliation ceremony with the royals at Government House in Victoria in protest at government treatment of his people.

 He said in a statement:
'With the deepening poverty of our communities, remembering the missing and murdered indigenous women and girls and the ongoing negligence of indigenous child welfare policies across this country, in good conscience, I cannot participate in the Bl…

Baby Born Looking Very Old

A baby boy who looks like an 80-year-old man actually has a rare condition which causes him to age quickly.
Born in Magura, Bangladesh, he has wrinkles, hollow eyes, a shrunken body and a thick layer of hair on his back.
Local doctors were left stunned as to what the cause of his ageing is – but they believe he has progeria.

The condition – which affects just one in four million – often restricts children from having a normal life and causes their body to age faster than it should
A doctor who had been treating him said, “The baby does not look like a new born at all. There are prominent signs of ageing such as excessive wrinkles and rough skin texture.”
But his parents are over the moon with the birth of their ‘miracle’ child and can’t hold back their happiness
Biswajit Patro, father of the baby boy, said, “We can only thank God. There is no need to be unhappy about the appearance of my son. We will accept him the way he is. We are so happy to have a baby boy in the house.
“We are al…

Nana Konadu picks Michael Sosu, 47, as runningmate

The National Democratic Party (NDP) has chosen 47-year-old Michael Sosu as runningmate to flagbearer Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings.

The former First Lady is hopeful the decision to select a youthful runningmate who is also a native of the Volta region will help the party appeal to the youth since they make a majority of the population in the upcoming December Polls.

Mrs. Rawlings disclosed the identity of her runningmate to the media on Thursday after she filed her nomination forms to contest the presidential election in 67 days.

Mrs. Rawlings was disqualified by the Electoral Commission in 2012 from contesting the Presidential elections after she failed to completely fill her nominations forms.

12 political parties have so far filed their nomination forms to contest the upcoming elections. The 12 parties include the NPP, NDC, PPP, UPP, UFP, GCPP and the GFP.

Scottish boxer fighting for his life after being knocked out in fifth round

Scottish boxer, Mike Towell, 25, is fighting for his life in hospital after he was knocked out in the fifth round of a bout against Dale Evans. He came into the fight with an impressive record of 11 wins and one draw from his previous 12 fights but couldn't take the heat this time as he was floored by a brutal right hand in the first round. He picked himself up and continued but a smashing left hook in the fifth round did for him and he had to be carried out of the ring on a stretcher.

The fighter's manager Tommy Gilmour said Towell had suffered a 'serious injury' and is breathing via the use of a ventilator in hospital with his family by his bedside.

Israelis, world leaders gather for Peres funeral

Israelis, along with dignitaries from around the world, were gathering in Jerusalem on Friday for the funeral of former President Shimon Peres.
US President Barack Obama, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, French President Francois Hollande, German President Joachim Gauck and other world leaders are among those attending.
Obama is one of the speakers at the ceremony. He landed in Israel on Friday morning.

The United States delegation includes former President Bill Clinton, who will also speak, Secretary of State John Kerry, about 20 members of Congress and several administration officials.
Police shut roads in central Jerusalem ahead of the funeral. It is expected to be Israel's largest since that of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who was killed by a Jewish nationalist in 1995.
Peres died early Wednesday, two weeks after suffering a stroke. He was 93.

Source:  Associated Press

New Zealand toddler becomes youngest Bonus Bonds millionaire

A New Zealand toddler has won NZ$1m ($726,600; £560,700) in Bonus Bonds prize money - the youngest ever winner of the investment lottery scheme.
The newly minted millionaire was reported to have just returned from a holiday with his family when they were told the news.
"My husband was literally pumping the air when he was on the phone," said the unnamed child's mother, according to local media.

It is not known how the winner reacted.
Bonus Bonds are an investment that pays out thousands of prizes to savers, lottery-style, every month. NZ$1m is the biggest monthly prize.
The child's Bonus Bonds account was reportedly set up when he was born with just NZ$250 ($180; £140) worth of bonds, given by a relative.
ANZ bank, which runs the scheme, confirmed the win but said it was respecting the family's wishes by not giving further information about the winner.

Source: BBC

Kim Kardashian graces the cover of Billboard Magazine TV Issue

35-year-old reality star, business woman and mother of two, Kim Kardashian is the face of Billboard Magazine TV Issue. She opened up about her partnership with husband Kanye West, music business and 'famous' feud with Taylor Swift, adding that she didn't want to talk about Swift. 

She said: 
“I’m so over it, she says with a laugh. "If it were up to Kanye, it all would probably never have come out. He can handle it, he has no hard feelings. He doesn’t even really care. I just wanted to protect my husband. I saw him getting a lot of shit."

Election 2016: Greenstreet picks retired diplomat as running mate .

The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has nominated Nana Gabby Nsiah Nketiah, a retired diplomat under the erstwhile Kufuor administration, as its vice presidential candidate.

Nana Nketiah will therefore become the running mate of the 2016 CPP flagbearer Ivor Kobina Greenstreet.

“The party took this decision squarely on the account of his versatility, understanding of party's philosophies and his great exposure and maturity,” an official statement said.

Nana Nketiah is a traditional ruler and a businessman. He was born on 1st October 1943 at Fiapre near Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana.

He has a strong Nkrumaist background and as a “Guitarist he occasionally performed for Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah”. He is an engineer by profession and has served both in the Ghana and British Army.

By this nomination the party hopes he will effectively complement the flagbearer given his deep understanding of the predicaments of the country, the statement added.

Nana Nketiah is marrie…

Photo: Man who killed girlfriend on Valentine's Day sentenced to death

A 33 year-old engineer who murdered his girlfriend on Valentine's Day three years ago has been sentenced to death.
High Court Judicial Commissioner Collin Lawrence Sequerah said the accused, Cheong Teik Keon, was found guilty of killing Tan Ching Chin, 24, a clerk, was accused of committing the offence against Tan at her home at No. 2703, Taman Hwa Seng, Jalan Rozhan, Alma, in Bukit Mertajam, Malaysia, at about 8.40am on Feb 14, 2013.
In sending Cheong to the gallows, Collin said the defence had failed to prove that Cheong was of unsound mind at the time of the offence.

"An email written by Cheong five hours before the incident showed that he was not of unsound mind, and I am unable to find the accused's mind so impaired as to not be able to differentiate between what is wrong and what is right. There is no other option in this case than to pass a sentence of mandatory death," he said in a lengthy judgement.
Clad in a long-sleeved white shirt, trousers and slip…

Europa Update: Zlatan Lifts United, Inter Fall Again

Manchester United laboured to a 1-0 Europa League victory over Zorya Luhansk at Old Trafford as Zlatan Ibrahimovic headed home in the second half to seal the points for the below-par hosts.
United struggled to create clear-cut chances against their well-organised Ukrainian opponents, until Jose Mourinho brought on Wayne Rooney, who within moments was involved in the move that brought the 69th-minute breakthrough.
Timothy Fosu-Mensah found space on the right and pulled the ball back towards Rooney, whose miscued effort looped into the air and was headed in by Ibrahimovic from a couple of yards out at the far post.

Fenerbahce saw off Feyenoord 1-0 in the other game in Group A, with Emmanuel Emenike’s goal enough to secure the points in Turkey.
After 18 minutes, Fenerbahce opened the scoring when Emenike finished off a swift counter-attack with a powerful effort that flew in off the post.
Mehmet Topal headed wide as the home side looked to extend their advantage, but Feyenoord’s forme…

Kevin Hart covers Ebony magazine

Ahead of his WhatNow movie, Kevin Hart was featured on the covers of the Men’s issue of Ebony magazine where he talked about his keys to success, his pride in being a Black man. 
He said:

“I don’t think people really understand that you get out of life what you put into it. The more blood, sweat and tears you have behind the passion, the more rewards you’ll see behind the work.”