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Donald Trump is refusing to pay his campaign pollster three-quarters of a million dollars

Donald Trump's hiring of pollster Tony Fabrizio in May was viewed as a sign that the real estate mogul was finally bringing seasoned operatives into his insurgent operation.
But the Republican presidential nominee appears to have taken issue with some of the services provided by the veteran GOP strategist, who has advised candidates from 1996 GOP nominee Bob Dole to Florida Gov. Rick Scott. The Trump campaign's latest Federal Election Commission report shows that it is disputing nearly $767,000 that Fabrizio's firm says it is still owed for polling.
Trump campaign officials declined to provide details about the reason the campaign has declined to pay the sum to Fabrizio Lee, the pollster's Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based firm. “This is an administrative issue that we're resolving internally,” said senior communications adviser Jason Miller. Fabrizio did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Trump has repeatedly been accused of failing to pay vendors…

Green, Green Grass of Home songwriter Curly Putman dies

Songwriter Curly Putman, who wrote hits including Green, Green Grass of Home and D.I.V.O.R.C.E, has died. 
Putman, who was 85, was best known for Green, Green Grass of Home, which he wrote in 1965. It been recorded by dozens of artists including Tom Jones.
He also penned Dolly Parton's first chart single Dumb Blonde in 1967, while D.I.V.O.R.C.E was a number one for Tammy Wynette the following year.

And country star George Jones had a big hit with He Stopped Loving Her Today.
Putman was born in Alabama and moved to Nashville, Tennessee - country music's capital - when his career took off in the 1960s.
In a statement, the Tennessee senator Lamar Alexander wrote: "In a city of great songwriters, Curly Putman was one of the finest.
"Green, Green Grass of Home was just one of his memorable hits. He wrote a ballad for my campaign for governor in 1978, If The Right Man Was There, for which I will be forever grateful.
"Curly was a great friend, and I will miss him.&quo…

Goalkeeper of Gambia women's national team dies while attempting to cross to Europe by boat from Libya

Gambia Sports commission is in a shock following the sudden death of Fatim Jawara. Jawara, goalkeeper to the country's women's national team, met her death while attempting to cross to Europe by boat from Libya where she is believed to have spent weeks in a secluded camp.

Fatim, said to be loved by former teammates, was part of the Gambian team that made history, putting the country's name on the map in the women's U-17 World Cup in Azerbaijan in 2012.

She was goalkeeper to erstwhile Women's First Division champions Red Scorpions and starred in Gambia's thrashing of a visiting Scottish side female side Glasgow Girls FC months ago.

Source: Gambia News

Ugandan President surprises villagers by fetching water on a bicycle (Photos)

President of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni was pictured doing the unusual this morning when he was spotted by villagers fetching water on a bicycle in a Kawumu village, Luweero District, of Uganda.

The president did this to create awareness on his ‘Operation Wealth Creation’ agenda of drip irrigation for crops.

The president who took to his Facebook page this morning to share some of the pictures said:

“Today is Day Three of my Operation Wealth Creation drive in Luweero. This morning, I fetched water on my bicycle to demonstrate drip irrigation for coffee and bananas that I have planted on the 24 acres of land recently acquired by government in Kawumu Village, Luweero District. I will continue with my door-to-door mobilisation and sensitization on Operation Wealth Creation.”More photos below

Woman buys house by getting 20 boyfriends to get her an iPhone

Getting together enough money to buy a house can take years to do.
Get a second job, eat out less, downgrade your technology – these are just some of the things you can do to save.
Or you can do what this woman did and come up with an ingenious plan to get someone else to pay for it.
The woman, known only as Xiaoli, from Shenzhen in China, managed to raise around £14,000 by convincing her boyfriends, all 20 of them, to each buy her an iPhone 7.

She then sold the phones via the website Hui Shou Nao and made 115,010 Chine yuan (£13,991), which she then used to buy a house in the countryside.

The woman is believed to be from Shenzhen in southern China
Sharing Xiaoli’s story on a blogging forum, a user called Proud Qiaoba, said: ‘Everyone in the office is talking about this now.
‘Who knows what her boyfriends think now this news has become public.’
According to Proud Qiaoba, who appears to work with Xiaoli, the woman is not from a wealthy family and her ‘mum is a housewife and her dad is a…

Lady Gaga Earns Fourth No. 1 Album with 'Joanne'

Lady Gaga's fifth solo LP, Joanne, has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, moving 201,000 equivalent units (including 170,000 pure album sales) to become the fourth highest-debuting collection of 2016. 
The studio set, which features songs produced and written by the likes of Gaga, Mark Ronson, RedOne, Josh Homme, Hillary Lindsey, BloodPop, Emile Haynie, and Tame Impala's Kevin Parker, becomes the pop icon's fourth No. 1 album in the United States, following similar positioning held by 2011's Born This Way, 2013's Artpop, and 2014's Tony Bennett collaboration, Cheek to Cheek. Despite selling over 15 million albums worldwide, Gaga's freshman outing, 2008's The Fame, reached a peak of No. 2 on the Billboard 200. The album's eight-track follow-up, The Fame Monster, debuted and peaked at No. 5 in 2009.

With Joanne's debut atop the weekly list, Gaga becomes the only female artist with four No. 1-peaking albums of the 2010s, sur…

Man Carrying Severed Head Of A Woman Arrested At NPP Rally Ground (PHOTO)

An unidentified man has been arrested by the Police at the Greater Accra campaign launch of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).

The man is alleged to have carried to the campaign grounds, a severed head of a lady.

He was nearly lynched by angry party supporters who saw him carrying the severed head in a polythene bag at the campaign grounds.

It took the intervention of the men and women in black uniform to rescue him.

Oman FM’s Kwabena Kwakye, who reported the incident live from the rally ground, Sunday, said the man was whisked to the Community 1 Police Station where he is currently assisting with investigations.

Party supporters, according to Kwakye, suspected the man was at the rally grounds to dump the severed head for people to suspect that the NPP carried a dead body to their campaign launch.

Justin Bieber Clarifies Walking Off Manchester Stage: Just Want Fans To “Hear Me Out”

Justin Bieber clarified why he briefly walked off the stage during a concert in Manchester, England on October 23. Following his Saturday night concert in Glasgow, Scotland, Bieber posted a long message on Twitter that noted he simply wants his fans to “hear me out.”
As Gossip Cop reported at the time, the singer walked off a stage in Manchester because he was drowned out by his screaming supporters when all he wanted to do, at one point, was to talk to his fans. Bieber said at the time, “I appreciate love… but the screaming in these breaks has got to stop… I’m trying to say something and you guys are screaming.”

Now, Bieber addressed the episode more fully. He wrote on Twitter, “People tend to want to shut you down. What I mean by that is… people try to twist things, some people don’t want to listen. But I simply feel like, if I didn’t use this platform to say how I truly feel, and if I didn’t use this platform to be the man that I know I am, and speak from what’s in my he…

Clinton emails: FBI chief may have broken law, says top Democrat

The Democratic leader in the US Senate says the head of the FBI may have broken the law by revealing the bureau was investigating emails possibly linked to Hillary Clinton.
Harry Reid accused FBI director James Comey of violating an act which bars officials from influencing an election.
News of the FBI inquiry comes less than two weeks before the US election.
The bureau has meanwhile obtained a warrant to search a cache of emails belonging to a top Clinton aide.
Emails from Huma Abedin are believed to have been found on the laptop of her estranged husband, former congressman Anthony Weiner.
There are reportedly 650,000 emails to search through, making it unlikely investigators can give a verdict on them before election day.
The FBI believes the emails might be "pertinent" to its previous inquiry into Mrs Clinton's use of a private server when she was secretary of state in the Obama administration.
The case was closed in July without any charges being brought against Mrs…

I am alive - Kyeiwaa dismisses death rumours

Veteran Ghanaian actress, Akua Ataa aka Kyeiwaa, has debunked rumours making the rounds that she has passed on. 
Social media platforms especially Facebook was flooded on Saturday with reports that one of Ghana's celebrated actress was dead. 
According to the reports, the actress died of an unknown ailment on Friday at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH).
She is said to have given up the ghost days after fighting what was later recognized as poison.
Kyeiwaa, who has featured in over 150 local movies and won numerous awards dismissed the rumours as false and unfounded.
She said she is presently in the United States of America on holidays.

Tupac's handwritten letter sent from prison sells for over $170,000

A handwritten letter by late rapper, Tupac Shakur, which he wrote while he was in prison at New York’s Clinton Correctional Facility in 1995 has been sold recently for $172,725. The four-page letter was addressed to former Death Row Records employee Nina Bhadreshwar to be published for the youth to read..

The title of the letter was: “Is Thug Life Dead?”
Then part of the body of the letter read:
“I did not begin thug life, I just personified it,” the letter reads. “I couldn’t stop it if I tried but in my heart the thug n—- has advanced 2 be a Boss Playa. So No Thug Life is Not Dead but in my heart it is. If U are sharp u will learn from this.” “I want all my homeiez 2 realize there is another level it takes heart and courage 2 stand alone face the demons and make a change! We are powerful people but not unless we have power and if we all die we have nothing. No power, no money, no life, nothing.”"A regular Playa plays women. A Boss Playa plays life. A Boss Playa is a thinke…