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Pence: I 'wasn't offended' by Hamilton message

Vice President-elect Mike Pence said he "wasn't offended" after the cast of the Broadway hit "Hamilton" delivered a personal message to him following the show Friday night, calling for the Indiana governor to uphold the country's American values.
"I know this is a very disappointing time for people that did not see their candidate win in this national election. I know that this is a very anxious time for some people," Pence said on "Fox News Sunday."

"And I just want to reassure people that what President-elect Donald Trump said on election night he absolutely meant from the bottom of his heart - he is preparing to be the president of all of the people of the United States of America."

The Indiana governor said in the days ahead, he's confident the American people will see the president-elect be a president for all of the people.

"We embrace that principle," Pence said.
Pence attended the Broadway hit on Frida…

NDC, NPP supporters clash at Asokore; 5 injured

Supporters of the ruling NDC and main opposition New Patriotic Party who were on a separate health walk Sunday clashed in the New Juaben Municipality leading to the injury of five, Starr News’ Kojo Ansah has reported from Koforidua.
Vehicles were also smarshed in the chaos while firearms were shot by the Police to separate the feuding supporters.

Five people who sustained severe injuries were rushed to the St. Joseph hospital for treatment.
It is unclear what triggered the exchanges.
The New  Juaben municipal police commander Sup. Richardson kumekor who went to the scene ordered the leaders of the supporters to ask their members to stop the walk and go home immediately.
The development comes on the back of a similar clash between NDC members and the security detail of Nana Akufo-Addo in front of his Nima residence last week where gunshots were also fired.

Donald Trump Supporters Call for ‘Hamilton’ Boycott in Defense of Mike Pence

Supporters of Donald Trump and Mike Pence started the hashtag #BoycottHamilton to defend the vice president-elect who was booed while attending the Broadway show “Hamilton” Friday night, and addressed directly by the cast after the show.
“We are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights,” said current cast-member Brandon Victor Dixon Friday night as the rest of the cast stood behind him. “But we hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values, and work on behalf of all of us.”

Trump demanded that the cast apologize in two tweets sent out Saturday morning: “Our wonderful future V.P. Mike Pence was harassed last night at the theater by the cast of Hamilton, cameras blazing.This should not happen!,” Trump wrote. “The Theater must always be a safe and special place.The cast of Hamilton was very rude last night to a very good …

Koforidua Tech Uni sacks 150 students

At least 150 students of the Koforidua Technical University have been rusticated over poor academic performance.
The students failed to obtain the average cumulative grade point of 1.5 hence their withdrawal from the institution during the 2015/2016 academic year.
“For the previous academic year, over 150 students were withdrawn for poor performance according to NABPEX regulation which stipulates that any student who obtains a cumulative grade point average of less than 1.5 should be withdrawn,” the Vice Chancellor of Koforidua Technical University Prof. Smile Gavua Dzisi revealed during the 21st Matriculation Ceremony of the Institution.

A total of 2417 students out of the 3,617 applicants offered admission successfully registered to offer various courses in Bachelor in Technology, Higher National Diploma and Non-HND programs purging the total population of the University to 6,338.
Prof. Smile Dzisi advised the students to take their studies seriously to avoid dismissal “while…

Obama tells Latin America and world: give Trump time, don't assume worst

U.S. President Barack Obama did in Latin America what he tried to do in Europe: tell worried citizens not to draw negative conclusions about the man he once called unfit to serve in the White House, President-elect Donald Trump.
In the last stop of an international farewell tour that included visits to Greece and Germany, Obama continued his efforts to calm anxieties since Republican businessman Trump beat Democratic rival and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the U.S. presidential race.

"My main message to you ... and the message I delivered in Europe is don't just assume the worst," Obama told a group of young people during a question-and-answer session in Peru on Saturday.

"Wait until the administration is in place, it's actually putting its policies together, and then you can make your judgments as to whether or not it's consistent with the international community's interest in living in peace and prosperity together."

Trump won…

Kanye West ditches Sacramento concert after bizarre rant bashing Beyonce

Kanye West ditched a concert packed with more than 13,000 fans in Sacramento, Calif., late Saturday after unleashing a lengthy tirade bashing Beyonce and Jay Z.
“Get ready to have a field day, press, because the show’s over,” the Yeezy star said, dropping the hot microphone at the Golden 1 Center.

Irked fans who dropped as much as $250 on the “Saint Pablo Tour” filed out of venue chanting and cursing the rapper’s name, according to the Sacramento Bee.
Among their grievances, fans waited more than an hour for the “Famous” hip-hop artist to go on stage. And when he did, he performed three songs — repeating one — and bolted after firing up an explicit rant challenging Queen Bey and the music industry.

“Beyonce, I was hurt,” West began, pausing to lambast a fan for flinging something onto his floating stage.

“I heard that you said you wouldn’t perform unless you won Video of the Year over me and “Hotline Bling,” he said.
West pivoted from Beyonce’s alleged remarks and said she and Wes…

Almost 100 people killed in India train derailment

At least 90 people were killed and more than 100 injured when a train derailed in northern Uttar Pradesh, India's biggest state, police said.
The train was travelling between the northeastern city of Patna and the central city of Indore on Sunday when the incident happened, throwing several carriages off the track, according to railway officials.
"As we know a major accident has happened in which the entire train turned turtle. The death toll has unfortunately increased and it is 91 now," Daljit Singh Chawdhary, the additional police director general of Uttar Pradesh state, told AFP news agency. 
"A lot of teams are currently there including local police, doctors and members of the National Disaster Response Force. The rescue operations are on."
All local hospitals had been placed on alert and around 30 ambulances had been deployed to transport the injured.
India's Home Minister  Rajnath Singh said the Patna-Indore Express train had derailed near Kanpur…

Alabama officer fired over racist meme calling Michelle Obama ‘fluent in ghetto’

An Alabama police officer has been fired for sharing racist memes, including one about Michelle Obama.
Talladega Police Officer Joel Husk was terminated Wednesday for violating the department’s social media and code of conduct policies, City Manager Patrick Bryant said.
Husk had posted several memes on his Facebook page, including one showing Obama and Melania Trump. “Fluent in Slovenian, English, French, Serbian, and German,” it said over Trump’s photo. Over Obama’s, it read: “Fluent in Ghetto.”

Bryant, the city manager, said statements that are “deemed to be biased or racially insensitive or derogatory” can affect the community’s trust in the police department and, when that happens, “we have to take action to correct it.”

“As public employees, and especially law enforcement officers, we have a standard of excellence to uphold,” Bryant told The Washington Post.
Husk, 37, who had been with the department for about two and a half years, had also shared a meme showing President Obama with t…

Janet Jackson Breaks Social Media Silence, Gives Health Update as Due Date Approaches: 'I Feel Your Love'

Janet Jackson wants her fans to know that she's okay.
The 50-year-old singer, who has stayed silent on social media since August, took to Twitter on Saturday to reach out to those offering her "love and prayers" throughout her pregnancy.
"Hey you guys.. It's been awhile.. but I'm still listening," she wrote. "I feel your love and prayers.. Thank you.. and I'm doing well."
"Al Hamdu lillah," she concluded, which translates from Arabic to "Praise be to God."

Hey you guys.. It's been awhile.. but I'm still listening.. I feel your love and prayers.. Thank you.. and I'm doing well.. Al Hamdu lillah — Janet Jackson (@JanetJackson) November 19, 2016
Jackson officially confirmed her pregnancy to People in October, though first hinted that she was expecting back in April, when she told fans that she was postponing her tour because she and husband Wissam Al Mana were "planning a family."
ET recently spoke to a fert…

I pity Northerners calling for ‘Change’ – Mahama

President John Mahama says he feels sad for Northerners who are calling for a change of government in the upcoming polls
This is because, he said, the opposition New Patriotic Party has no regard for northern.
“Sometimes I feel sad when I see some of our Northern brothers running around and also doing this (the change sign), they will use you and dump you,” Mr.  Mahama told a rally in Lawra in the Upper West region, where he  is currently campaigning ahead of the December 7, polls.
He said the party’s   disregard for Northerners  was brought was exposed  when  the late Vice President Aliu  Mahama had to contest 16 other people in an effort to succeed his boss former President John Kufuor  in the 2007 presidential primaries of the Danquah-Busia-Dombo tradition.

The President further stressed that  the NPP will never allow its running mate Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia to lead them as flagbearer because he is from the North.
“I want to live to see the day; you let anything happen today and …

World's shortest couple officially crowned by Guinness World Records in London. (Photos)

Paulo Gabriel da Silva Barros and Katyucia Hoshino were officially crowned the world's shortest couple in London Friday. The duo both hails from Brazil and have been verified at a combined height of 181.41 cm (71.42 in), becoming world record holders of shortest marries couple, back in September after tying the knot.

The couple who were measured by the officials of Guinness World Records In central London, Friday, had their record verified and confirmed at the GWR St Thomas's Hospital in central London.

Paulo, 30, who is just 34.8in tall, has diastrophic dysplasia dwarfism while 26-year-old Katyucia, 35.2in in height, has achondroplasia dwarfism. They tied the knot in front of family and friends in hometown Itupeva, Brazil, and were presented to the media for the first time Friday.

A red carpet was rolled out for them as they posed in their wedding outfits for photographs in front of London landmark the Houses of Parliament.

Paula and Katyucia first met in 2006 through a soci…