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E/R: Best Farmers given ‘Joy Dadi bitters', spraying machines

Farmers in the Eastern region selected for recognition as part of this year’s National Farmers Day celebration, were awarded with 'Joy Daddy' bitters, cutlasses, spraying machines among other items. The ‘Joy Daddy’ bitters, ‘Joy twede3 bitters’ and Joy lime (all alcoholic drinks) were presented to the best farmers in various categories at the ceremony held at Krobo-Odumase in the Eastern region. This is the second time organizers in the region are awarding farmers with alcohol. In 2014 there was a massive backlash after organizers in the region awarded farmers with the alcoholic drinks and toilet rolls. According to the organizers, Joy Industries is a major sponsor therefore likewise other products from other sponsors the alcoholic beverage must be added to the package. This year marks the 32nd farmer’s day celebration which is being held under the theme ‘Agriculture: A Business Response to Economic Growth’. Speaking at the Launch in Accra last week the Deputy Chief

Ayariga, wins; EC ordered to allow him to correct errors

Hassan Ayariga The Accra High Court has ordered the Electoral Commission to allow presidential candidate of The All People’s Congress (APC) to correct the mistakes in his nomination forms. The court, presided over by Justice Barbara Charway agreed with another Judge, Justice Eric Kyei Baffour who ruled on a similar case in favour of Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom of the Progressive People's Party (PPP). Justice Charway described the EC’s decision to disqualify Ayariga as "absurd, unfair and wrongful due to the circumstances including limitedness of 30th nomination day." Justice Charway also dismissed the EC’s contention that the APC came to court through a wrong and premature process. She said CI 94 does not preclude aggrieved persons from coming to court by Judicial Review. She added that the nomination period is meaningful if it accommodates all activities incidental to a meaningful conclusion of the filing process. The EC’s decision to disqualify the aspiring presidentia

#Dinner4promotion goes live on stage tomorrow!!!

We go live on stage tomorrow!!!!!!! Got your tickets for #Dinner4promotion yet? Tickets are outs now!!! DINNER FOR PROMOTION!!!!!  Tickets: GHS 50 regular 4 Pm and 8 PM and GHS 20 For Students with ID @april_communications

Equatorial Guinea's VP Obiang's cars seized in Switzerland

These are two of the cars which were seized Prosecutors in Switzerland have seized luxury cars belonging to the vice-president of Equatorial Guinea, who they are investigating for corruption.  Teodorin Obiang Nguema, the son of the country's president, is accused of money laundering. He has not commented. Swiss authorities have seized 11 cars in total. Among them was reportedly a Porsche valued at more than $830,000 (£667,000) and a Bugatti Veyron which sells for $2m (£1.7m). The accused is due in court next year in France on similar charges, which he denies.  Prosecutors in Geneva say he has plundered his country's oil wealth to buy luxuries, including a private jet and Michael Jackson memorabilia.  Equatorial Guinea, a small country on the west coast of Africa, struck oil in 1995. Its president, Teodoro Obiang Nguema, is Africa's longest serving leader. He has been described by rights organisations as one of Africa's most repressive leaders.  He

Lifestyle: 5 Types of boyfriends - which are you?

There’s a good chance your partner may have a list of things that you could do to improve the way you treat them or the way you communicate. While you may not want to hear from your partner a list of ways you could be a better boyfriend, you may be able to recognise certain qualities in yourself that make you a great partner and other qualities that may be hard to handle, annoying, or even breakup-worthy. Ready to discover the truth? • The jealous guy : While it can be natural to feel jealous every once in a while, the jealous boyfriend is obsessively evaluating every scenario and questioning his partner’s every move. You may be glued to your phone ensuring you’re in constant communication with your girlfriend and find yourself freaking out when they don’t text you back quickly enough. If you constantly feel threatened by your partner’s friends and exes it may be time to take a step back to evaluate why you’re constantly feeling jealous. Get to the root of the problem,

Akufo-Addo's Farmers' Day Message

The 2016 NPP Presidential candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo has expressed his sincere appreciation to our farmers and fisherfolk for their hard work and commitment to the cause of building Mother Ghana over the years. According to him the role of agriculture in transforming any economy and nation is vital. However, the agriculture sector has been largely neglected under the NDC government over the last 8 years. Budgetary allocation to the sector has been reducing consistently – from 4% in 2009 to 1.1%, as contained in the 2016 budget. It, therefore, comes as no surprise that growth rate in the sector, which stood at 7.4% in 2008, the last year of the NPP administration, was only a dismal 2.4% in 2015. "I wish to assure our farmers and fisherfolk that the blessing of oil will not distract an Akufo-Addo-led NPP government from growing the agricultural sector and making it more modern, more efficient and therefore, more productive. Access to finance, improved training and tech

Dolly Parton Reflects on 50 Years in Showbiz: 'It Makes You Feel Proud' and 'Old'

Dolly Parton is gearing up for another Golden anniversary. Less than one year after celebrating her 50th wedding anniversary with husband Carl Dean , Parton will celebrate the 50th anniversary of her debut album, Hello, I'm Dolly , in February. To help her get ready for the occasion, ET caught up with the living legend in Nashville on Thursday to reflect on her five decades in the spotlight. "It makes you feel proud. It makes you feel old, but it makes you feel like you might have done something good in your life," the 70-year-old superstar said. "Just being a part of country music after all these years, I feel like I've been here a long time." It's no surprise that Parton has achieved such massive career longevity. During her first ET sit-down in 1982, the "Jolene" singer told us: "I will never retire, I like the work!" Today, Parton can count stars like Katy Perry and Reese Witherspoon among some of her biggest fans. Both

My New Single Will Be Bigger Than Y3 Wo Krom - Atom

Known for releasing his hit song (Y3 Wo Krom), which created numerous of controversies in the media and the music industry Atom known in real life as Ebenezer Affum Larbi has featured Paa Kwasi (Dobble) on his new song ‘Sei Nkoaa’. Speaking in an interview while on set the two formidable artistes were shooting their music video for their released single. The Hip Life Song of the year winner at the 2015 VGMA’s said his latest song will be bigger than Y3 Wo Krom. According to him, “my fans taught I would relax after dropping the banger Y3 Wo Krom but they must know we are not resting but pressing on”. When quizzed why he titled his song ‘Sei Nkoaa’, he said Ghanaians know me for jargons so I sat down and titled my song ‘Sei Nkoaa’ which this jargon will reach at it apex”. He added that featuring Paa Kwasi on the song was a blessing and after releasing their Christy banger I decided to go for him. He assured his fans that they should watch out for more as he [Atom] after shootin

Jazz Bassist Bob Cranshaw Dies at 83

Bob Cranshaw Veteran jazz bassist Bob Cranshaw, known for his hundreds of sessions with everyone from Tony Bennett to Milt Jackson and Oscar Peterson, died Wednesday at age 83 after a battle with stage 4 cancer. Cranshaw's family announced the news on the GoFundMe page where they previously raised money for his treatment.  "It is with great sadness that I share with you all the news that my step-father Bob passed away yesterday at 12:48 PM EST. He died peacefully and without pain, in his home in Manhattan surrounded by loved ones," read the note from the family. "The entire family is filled with gratitude to all of you who have contributed to this campaign, and have sent love and healing vibes our way! We are overwhelmed by the outreach received over the last 24 hours and apologize that we are not able to connect with everyone directly. We need some time to process." In a more than five-decade career that began in the late 1950s -- when he started a 5

EC meets Nduom at Supreme Court today

The Supreme Court will today hear the suit by the EC challenging the High Court ruling on the disqualification of the PPP’s presidential candidate Papa Kwesi Nduom. It comes after the election management body petitioned the apex court to overturn the ruling that ordered it to allow Dr. Nduom correct his nomination form errors and be admitted onto the presidential ballot roll. The EC disqualified Dr. Nduom and 11 other candidates over anomalies on their nomination forms. Many of the parties including the APC and NDP have already sued the commission. The cases will be heard separately in the various court today.

EC Boss Charlotte Osei Speaks With The BBC (VIDEO)

EC Boss Charlotte Osei has expressed satisfaction with the decision of the Progressive People’s party and the other parties disqualified from competing in this year’s polls by the electoral body to take them to court. Mrs Osei and her organisation disqualified  12 aspirants from standing in the polls – including Papa Kwesi Nduom, Nana Konadu Agyyemang Rawlings and Hassan Ayariga – and by and large most of them have sent the body to court. Speaking with the BBC’s Akwasi Sarpong on the events, Charlotte said she was glad the parties took them to court rather than taking to the streets to cause commotion. She also revealed that the EC has started printing out Parliamentary ballot papers, but the Presidential ones are being held up due to the numerous court cases. video below:

CMA Denies Removing Beyonce Performance From Website, Social Media After Racist Backlash

The Country Music Association did not remove mentions of Beyonce's performance at Wednesday night's CMA Awards from its website and social media, despite reports to the contrary. At least, that's the word from the Association, which called Beyonce taking the stage  with the Dixie Chicks as a "highlight of the evening." According to the association, the only mention of Beyonce's appearance that was removed was an unapproved, five-second promotional clip that was pulled prior to the broadcast. "CMA has not erased any mentions of Beyonce's performance on the CMA Awards," the Association said in a statement Thursday. "In advance of the broadcast, CMA removed a five-second promotional clip from and CMA's Facebook page. The promo was unapproved and CMA removed it prior to the broadcast. Beyonce's performance with Dixie Chicks was a highlight of the evening and we are continuing to share the amazing full-length perfor

Woman gives birth to twins and names them Donald and Trump

A woman from South Carolina who made headlines when she gave birth to twin boys at Grand Strand Medical Center and named them Donald and Trump says she has no regrets for giving them those names. The proud mum said: “We weren’t planning on naming them after Donald Trump at first, but it is clearly a divine sign that our next president shows up in our state on the day my little sunshines are born” explained Latifa Huxley, proud mother of the two.  “Donald Trump is a bright and successful man with strong moral values that represents what America is all about.” she told local reporters, visibly emotional. Donald Huxley and Trump Huxley  The family strongly believe the timing of the South Carolina GOP primary with the birth of their twins in February was no coincidence. Father of the twins Damian Huxley said: “It is truly a blessing and a God-given sign”. “After all the division Obama has brought upon this country, it is a great privilege to have my children born on this auspici

US election 2016: Battlegrounds targeted as polls tighten

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have made renewed attacks on each other's fitness for office as polls suggest the race for the White House is tightening. Mrs Clinton - who has seen her national opinion poll lead shrink in recent days - targeted her Republican rival's temperament and attitude to women. Mr Trump claimed she would be followed into the White House by criminal investigations. He was boosted by a rare campaign appearance by his wife Melania. In her first speech since July's Republican convention, the former model spoke about being an immigrant and a mother and said her husband would "make America fair". She also vowed, in a speech in the Philadelphia suburbs, to lead a campaign against cyber-bullying if she becomes first lady, and to combat a culture that has "gotten too mean and too rough".  She made no reference to her husband's record of name-calling on social media.   50 % Hillary Clinton   44 % Donald Trump P

Gyan to miss crunch World Cup qualifier

Ghana forward Asamoah Gyan will miss the 2018 World Cup showdown against Egypt on 13 November. The Black Stars captain is not expected to recover in time from the knock he picked up while training with his UAE club, Al Ahli on Tuesday. The 30-year-old is Ghana's all-time top scorer with 48 goals but has had a rough time with injuries recently. Black Stars coach Avram Grant was hoping to have Gyan back for the must-win game against the Pharaohs. Egypt will host the Black Stars at Alexandria's Borg El-Arab Stadium. Ghana were held to a goalless draw by visiting Uganda in their opening Group E World Cup qualifier in October while Egypt's 2-1 win away in Congo Brazzaville leaves them top of the table. Uganda will host Congo on 12 November in Kampala - only the group winners will qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Ghana squad : Goalkeepers : Razak Braimah (Cordoba, Spain), Adam Kwarasey (Rosenborg, Norway) Richard Ofori (Wa All Stars) Defenders : Harrison Afful (Col