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Court freezes Sports Ministry's accounts over $20m debt

The accounts of Ghana’s Ministry of Youth and Sports has been frozen by a court order, a situation that has rendered the ministry incapable of effecting its day-to-day activities.

The sports ministry continues to be plagued by concatenated weigh downs and the latest being a long-term creditor securing an order from the court to freeze the accounts of the body for a debt which dates back to 2008.

The Ministry has been unable to pay bonuses and per diems of some national teams in recent months with the national U-17 team Women’s team, the Black Maidens having to stage a protest to demand their bonuses after the World Cup in Jordan.

But according to the Ministry's Public Relations Officer, Ottor Plaha, the ministry’s account has been frozen after a company that provided services to the government for the hosting of the CAN 2008 secured a court order to do so.

Sports minister Nii Lante Vanderpuye also disclosed that, aside the CAN 2008 creditor, the ministry owes over $20milli…

(Video) Bring her she is so beautiful- Donald Trumps kisses young girl during Wisconsin rally

Donald Trump  showed his  'sweet side' as he brought up a young black girl on stage and kissed her on the cheek during his Wisconsin rally on Monday night.
Trump spotted the young black girl in the audience at the end of his rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin and immediately began pointing at her while calling on her parents to bring her onstage.  "She got all decked out for this evening. Wow, so beautiful. Bring her, she's so beautiful."Trump said of the African-American girl with a pink ribbon in her hair 
When she climbed the stage, Trump then carried her gave her a kiss on her cheek. ''Wow, congratulations, what a job, what a beautiful person you are," Trump said, addressing the girl's parents. "Boy, they did a good job."  Watch the video below

Obama to Trump: No evidence U.S. election rigged; 'Stop whining'

U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday scolded Donald Trump over his repeated claims that the upcoming Nov. 8 election was "rigged" against him, telling the Republican presidential candidate to "stop whining."
At a joint news conference in the White House Rose Garden following meetings with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Obama was asked about Trump's claims that U.S. cities are rife with voter fraud and that there were efforts to "rig the election at the polling place."
"I'd invite Mr. Trump to stop whining and go try to make his case to get votes," Obama advised.
For many months, Trump has raised the possibility of illegal activities that could tarnish the November election result, and he has urged his supporters to show up at polling locations on Election Day.
In recent days, Trump's rhetoric at campaign appearances and on social media about a rigged election has intensified as his standing in public opinion polls has f…

China officials confess to corruption in new TV series

A new television series showing corrupt Chinese officials making confessions has proved a hit, officials say.
More than 10 disgraced figures will appear over eight episodes of Always on the Road - a reference to the government's wide-ranging crackdown on corruption in the Communist Party.
The first episode featured weeping, repentant men and the controversial burial of a tortoise.

It has picked up millions of viewers online since it aired on Monday.
"People everywhere are talking about Always on the Road," the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, which investigates corruption and made the film with China Central Television, said in a statement.
Abuse of power
The documentary comes almost four years after President Xi Jinping promised to get tough on corruption in his party, vowing to go after powerful "tigers" as well as lowly "flies".
However, critics say a lack of transparency around the purge means it has been an opportunity for Mr Xi …

Kerry Washington welcomes baby boy

Congrats are in order for Kerry Washington.
The actress gave birth to a baby boy, Caleb Kelechi Asomugha on October 5, according to E! news.  This is the second child for Washington and her husband Nnamdi Asomugha. Together they have a daughter, Isabelle, born in 2014.  Washington, who plays Olivia Pope on the hit ABC show, "Scandal," hid her growing baby bump during Season 5. The show is expected to return for Season 6 in January.  Washington has also teamed up with ABC to produce the upcoming police drama, "Patrol." The show will follow the lives of four female LAPD officers.

Tupac Shakur gets nominated for the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced Tuesday morning the nominees for its 2017 induction ceremony. This year’s nominees include Tupac Shakur, Chaka Khan, Pearl Jam, Bad Brains, Janet Jackson, and more.
This year marks the first year of eligibility for Shakur and Pearl Jam. To be considered for induction, an individual artist or band must have released its first single or album at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. Last year’s inductees included N.W.A, Deep Purple, Cheap Trick, Chicago, and Steve Miller.

Other first-time nominees include Bad Brains, Depeche Mode, Electric Light Orchestra, Jane’s Addiction, Joan Baez, Journey, and Steppenwolf. Given Shakur’s timeless popularity in the hip-hop world, he’ll likely be a favorite with the public. Seminal D.C. hardcore punk band Bad Brains was among the surprises in this year’s lineup, while folk icon Baez and pop-rock hitmakers Journey were long considered notable absentees from past shortlists. Additionally, this…

Adele's Boyfriend Pulls Off The Best Anniversary Surprise

Adele's boyfriend Simon Konecki gave the singer an adorable surprise at her concert in Nashville last weekend in honor of their fifth anniversary.
At the end of every show on the 25 tour, white confetti decorated with handwritten notes from Adele drop from the ceiling. But at this show, Konecki replaced the white pieces of paper with pink confetti on which he wrote sweet love notes to Adele.
Fans took to Twitter to share pictures of the romantic confetti, which most certainly is the stuff of rom-coms.

 Adele's boyfriend celebrated their fifth year anniversary by replacing Adele's regular white confetti to love notes he wrote 😍 — FREDDY 🎃 (@FreddyAmazin) October 18, 2016

2016 polls will be Ghana's best - Charlotte Osei

With all the electoral reforms put in place for the December 7 presidential and parliamentary elections, Ghana will experience one of the best polls whose results will be accepted by all, Mrs Charlotte Osei, the Chair of the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana, has said.

During a signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding with a delegation from the European Union (EU) in Accra on Tuesday October 18, Mrs Osei said: “We welcome the work of the observer team and indeed we have had previous engagements in the past few months with the pre-assessment team that came earlier. We believe that this team, like the previous one, will help us in improving the quality of our elections and strengthen the integrity of our system. We will also be welcoming an observer team from the United States of America, Canada, EFID, the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Development in Africa, the African Union, and the ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) team.”

“We are very much l…

Watch this baby Elephant rush to the aid of human friend who apppeared to be drowning

The Save Elephant Foundation in Thailand captured video of a concerned baby elephant at Thailand's Elephant Nature Park rushing to the aid of volunteer, Darrick Thomson who appeared to be drowning.

Thomson was actually in control of the situation but the young elephant named Kham Lha was taking no chances. She rushed into the water to rescue her friend with whom she had formed a strong bond. See more photos and the video after the cut.

Telenovela Channel Eva+ Launches On GOtv And DStv In November

Eva+ will begin airing on Tuesday, 1st of November on GOtv Plus on channel 113 as well as all DStv packages on channels 142.  Similarly to Eva, Eva+ will offer high production value Latin American telenovelas fully dubbed in English and Portuguese languages, and will be the first channel in AMC Networks International UK’s (AMCNI UK) regional portfolio to be available on MultiChoice’s DTT platform.

Louise Cottrell, Vice President, Affiliate Sales for AMCNI UK said: “We are delighted to expand our telenovela offerings and partner with MultiChoice in introducing Eva+ to the African market. Telenovelas are increasingly popular in the region, so it’s exciting that with Eva+ offered on GOtv in addition to DStv, we will now be able to reach brand new viewers with our top quality content.”

“With our focus now on putting our customer first, we are delighted to be adding Eva+ on to our platforms. Telenovelas have always been a sensation with our subscribers and we hope this addition…

' I choose Cristiano Ronaldo over Lionel Messi' - Football legend Ronaldo says

Brazil football legend Ronaldo da Lima has revealed that he prefers Real Madrid star player Cristiano Ronaldo over Barcelona star player Lionel Messi. Speaking during an interview on Onda Cero's "El Transistor" radio show on Monday, Ronaldo said;
"They are three great players," the 40-year-old said. "I would also include Luis Suarez as he is playing very well. This is the most common question in all interviews -- I don't know if it is just for me, or for everyone, but when we ask this question we forget that they are three great players.

"It is so difficult to choose just one as the best. They are very, very good. At the moment I will choose Cristiano as he is playing for Real Madrid, but we cannot forget how good Messi and Neymar are, and we must respect these players for the entertainment they bring us. I would like to see Coutinho at Real Madrid, the Liverpool player," Ronaldo also talked about Luis Figo’s attractive wife Helen …

Khloe Kardashian flaunts her siezable behind in modelling shots for new denim brand

The 32yr old reality star has teamed up with Emma Grede to create a new denim brand named Good American. She is set to launch it today and shared these shots of herself modelling the brand with her curvy derriere on display. 

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Billy Bush officially sacked from 'Today show' following leaked lewd conversation video with Donald Trump

Billy Bush has officially been sacked from the 'Today Show' following his participation in a leaked 2005 lewd video where presidential candidate, Donald Trump boasted of using his celebrity status to get women, with comments such as  “grab them by the p---y” .
“Billy Bush will be leaving the ‘Today’ show’s 9 a.m. hour, effective today. While he was a new member of the ‘Today’ team, he was a valued colleague and longtime member of the broader NBC family. We wish him success as he goes forward.” Noah Oppenheim, NBC News senior vice president, said in a memo to staff on Monday
According to New York Daily News, Billy Bush will be settled by the company to the tune of $9m after negotiating last Friday with the NBC management.
“I am deeply grateful for the conversations I’ve had with my daughters, and for all of the support from family, friends and colleagues.  I look forward to what lies ahead.” Bush said in his own statement.

Netflix shares soar as video service posts jump in subscribers

Netflix has shaken off growth worries with new subscriber numbers that beat estimates and sent its shares soaring.
The video streaming company added 3.2 million international customers in the last three months, far more than the 2 million analysts had predicted.
In the US, numbers rose 21% to 370,000 as hit shows such as Stranger Things and Narcos won over more subscribers.

It helped quarterly revenues rise 31% to $2.29bn (£1.88bn), sparking a 20% jump in Netflix's share price. In the three months to the end of September Netflix had about 83.3 million subscribers.
The company said on Monday that it plans to license content to existing online service providers in China rather than operate its own service in China in the near term.
Netflix has been expanding in international markets to counter slowing growth in the US. The service has a strong presence in more than 130 markets worldwide, except China. 
Concern that Netflix's growth was slowing had overshadowed the company. Its …

Nigerian man with 97 wives says he is still 'very much alive'

Nigeria’s most famous polygamist has denied rumours of his death, saying he is still “very much alive” at 92 years old, and plans to continue taking more wives.
Mohammed Bello Abubakar is a controversial figure in the town of Bida, Niger state, where he has married more than 100 women in what he describes as a “divine” calling.

The cleric has no discernible income, and has clashed in the past with the local Islamic authorities, who describe his larger-than-average household as a cult.

He has outlived the majority of his 185 children, and told reporters the latest rumour of his death was the work of unspecified “detractors”. A media report suggested he had died after a brief illness. 

“My dear, I am very much alive, hale and hearty,” he told Nigeria’s Vanguard newspaper.

“The rumour is baseless and can best be described as the work of my detractors because they envy what God has done and what He is still doing for me.

“What I am doing is divine. It is an assignment and I will keep…

Watch how Miley Cyrus allowed fans groped her intimately in a never before seen footage.

An unseen footage from the 2014 London’s G.A.Y gig, has been released on the internet, where Miley Cyrus allowed weird fans to fondle her in an unwelcome sexual way using their hands to touch her body during her performance on stage. 

 Watch the video

Angelina Jolie Spotted for the First Time Since Filing for Divorce From Brad Pitt

Angelina Jolie is on the move again.  The 41-year-old actress was spotted on Sunday for the first time since filing for divorce from Brad Pitt last month in Malibu, California, touring a new rental property. Jolie was with her older brother, James Haven, as well as five of her kids -- 10-year-old Shiloh, 11-year-old Zahara, 12-year-old Pax, and 8-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne. Maddox, 15, was not present at the family outing.

Jolie wore a long, tan robe and was barefoot as she walked up a flight of stairs, her children following after her. A source tells ET that Haven and the kids were also at the beach before they toured the rental property, and spent over an hour at the house. The family was accompanied by security guards as well as the children's nannies.

The actress "looked very happy and relaxed" as she walked around barefoot after being on the beach, a source tells ET. Jolie and Pitt's children also appear to be doing as well as they can be since t…

Tyson Gay, thousands in vigil for sprinter's slain daughter

Thousands of people joined Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay at a candlelight vigil Monday night on a Kentucky high school track honoring Gay's 15-year-old daughter, who was fatally shot over the weekend.
Gay stood on the track at Lexington's Lafayette High School where he and daughter Trinity excelled and he thanked people for showing support after the girl's death early Sunday after gunfire erupted outside a restaurant in that city. The teen's mother, Shoshana Boyd, also was present amid the crowd honoring her memory.

"I want you guys to love each other, have peace and protect each other," said Gay, who added that he was numb from crying over her death. "That's what Trinity would have wanted. ... Life is not a joke."

Many in the crowd wore pink and purple — Gay's favorite colors — with some holding balloons of those same hues that were later released into the air. Several pairs of track spikes hung from a fence along with a baton that said…

Kofi Annan's name pops up in Akwamu chieftaincy dispute

The King of Akyem Abuakwa, Amoatia Ofori Panyin II, has invited former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, to the Eastern Regional House of Chiefs to resolve a long-drawn-out chieftaincy dispute.
Kofi Annan is said to be leading one of two royal families involved in the six-year-old wrestle for a chieftaincy title in the  Akwamu Traditional Area in the Eastern Region. sources say the adjudicators at the Eastern Regional House of Chiefs, where the matter is being heard, believe the presence of the respected Diplomat would fast-track the resolution of the dispute.

The dispute broke in 2011 when the Queen Mother of the Botwe royal family, Akwamu Nana Afrakoma, took steps to enstool Nana Kwabena Owiredu ( aka Odeneho Kwafo Akoto III ) as Omanhene of Akwamu Traditional Area.
In a bid to stop the process, the rival Ansaa royal family referred the matter to a High Court in Koforidua, but that did not stop the Botwe family from installing Nana Owiredu as chief of the Akwa…

50 Cent gets petty again with his look alike son, Marquise Jackson, over a birthday message

50 Cent's lookalike son, Marquise Jackson on Sunday, made a post thanking people for their love and well wishes on his birthday, adding that there are people he's never met who show more love than blood relatives.  Well 50 cent saw the post Monday evening and fired at his son by attacking his mum (50 Cent's first baby mama, Shaniqua Tompkins). Read what Marquise wrote and 50 Cent's response after the cut...
Marquise wrote:  50 Cent responded by sharing the newspaper clip and writing:  Marquise turned 20 last Thursday.

US election: Donald Trump accusers telling lies, says Melania

Melania Trump has insisted that her husband is a "gentleman" and that the women who allege that he sexually assaulted them are lying. 
She also said that lewd comments Donald Trump made about women that were caught on videotape were unacceptable but did not represent the man she knows.
The Republican presidential nominee was guilty of "boy talk" but was "egged on" by TV host Billy Bush, she added. 
The tape prompted dozens of Republicans to drop their support for him.

In the video, Mr Trump tells Mr Bush, who was then host of NBC's Access Hollywood, that he can force himself on women because he's a star.
Several women have since come forward and accused Mr Trump of sexual assault, which he denies.
"I know he respects women but he is defending himself because they are lies," Mrs Trump said in an interview with CNN
"I believe my husband," she said. "My husband is kind and he is a gentleman and he would never do that."