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Allow students to vote – Mahama orders SHS heads

President John Dramani Mahama has asked heads of various Senior High Schools to allow registered students to go and vote on Election Day.
According to President Mahama, no student must be disenfranchised during the December polls saying measures must be put in place to allow qualified students cast their vote.
The directive by the President comes on the back of fears that some registered students can be disenfranchise on Election Day.

The President gave the order when he opened the 22nd Community Day Senior High School in Dieaso in the Central region on Monday.

“I stand here and ask all headmasters of secondary schools, I know some of your students who are 18 years registered and are qualified to vote so please when the time is due for election, please allow them to go and vote.”

The President is currently in the Central region campaigning for a second term in office as Ghanaians head to the polls on December 7.

On Monday, pollster Ben Ephson predicted that the president will win t…

Kanye West not leaving the hospital yet

A week after an apparent breakdown led to Kanye West's hospitalization, he reportedly remains at UCLA Medical Center, despite initial plans for a Monday, Nov. 28, discharge.  According to TMZ, the rapper is not believed to be in stable condition yet, so doctors changed their minds about releasing him into his physician's care.  The website also reports Yeezus is suffering from extreme paranoia -- a detail that's in sync with Us Weekly's claim that he's suffered from nightmares ever since Kim Kardashian West was robbed at gunpoint in Paris. As for Kim, both sites confirm she's remained by her husband's side ever since he was hospitalized for exhaustion following a series of outbursts of erratic behavior.

Several wounded in Ohio State University attack

A suspect has been shot dead by police following an hours-long lockdown on the Ohio State University campus that left eight people injured.
The university went into lockdown on Monday morning when the attacker apparently drove into a crowd at the university.
There were reports of an active shooter on the campus in Columbus, and students and staff told to run or take shelter.
But Ohio State police said the attacker purposely drove over a curb and into pedestrians before getting out of the vehicle and stabbing people with a butcher knife.
Authorities also said police believe that there was only one attacker.
Ben Johnson, a spokesman for Ohio State University, also confirmed the suspect was shot dead before adding that injuries in the attack included stab wounds and being struck by a vehicle. UPDATE 1/2 : Shelter in Place lifted. Scene is now secure. ALL classes are canceled on Columbus campus for the remainder of the day. — OSU Police (@OSUPOLICE) November 28, 2016Earlier, the university…

Jose Mourinho: Manchester United manager charged with improper conduct by FA

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been charged by the Football Association for kicking a bottle in frustration during the 1-1 draw against West Ham at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Mourinho, 53, who was sent to the stands by referee Jon Moss, was charged with improper conduct on Monday.
He has until 18:00 GMT on 1 December to respond.

It is the second charge for the Portuguese in two months after he was sent off against Burnley on 29 October.
Mourinho received a one-match ban and an £8,000 fine for that incident.
Because Mourinho has already been sent off this season, the punishment for Sunday's offence will be determined by a commission, whether he accepts or denies the charge.
The former Chelsea, Inter and Real Madrid boss was also fined £50,000 for comments he made about referee Anthony Taylor before the Liverpool match at Anfield on 17 October.
In Sunday's game, Mourinho reacted after Paul Pogba was booked for diving following an apparent incident with West Ham capt…

This Teen Made History by Wearing a Burkini at the Miss Minnesota USA Pageant

Halima Aden made history over the weekend by wearing a burkini and hijab during the Miss Minnesota USA pageant.
The competition saw a series of firsts from the 19-year-old, who became the first fully-covered Muslim woman in the contest, and the first contestant to wear the burkini during Sunday’s semi-final swimsuit round.

The teenager, who was born in a refugee camp in Kenya before moving to the U.S. at the age of six, did not win the pageant, but she told CBS that she hopes her participation helped combat misconceptions about Islam.

“For a really long time I thought being different was a negative thing. But as I grew older, I started to realize we are all born to stand out, nobody is born to blend in,” Aden told CBS. “How boring would this world be if everyone was the same?”

Halima Aden starts off Miss Minnesota USA's swimsuit segment to big cheers from the crowd. Announcer: "She's making history tonight." — Liz Sawyer (@ByLizSawyer)…

FAB PHOTOS: Elikem Kumordzie, Kalybos, Christabel Ekeh, DKB, Toosweet Annan, Fella Makafui & More Stars Storm Zylofon Media For The Ghana Movie Awards Nominees Cocktail Party

A night out into the cold led populace (fans), bloggers, media personnel and celebrities to the premises of ZYLOFON MEDIA – East Legon to initiate the 7th Ghana Movie Awards with a nominees’ cocktail party! This year saw a change in hands of sponsorship and organization as ZYLOFON MEDIA takes over this year’s Movie award.

This event was a spectacle – a colorful atmosphere with soothing music and mixes from DJ YOGA, and lot of food to grasp to. A star war? Nay - a troop of stars – a galaxy; almost all but few failed to show up.

Toosweet Annan, DKB, Samuel Bravo, Christabel Ekeh, Fella Makafui, Kalybos, Akorfa Agyani, Fred Nuamah, Jessica Williams, Henry Adofo, Elikim Kumordzie – the tailor, Moesha Boduong – the neck-breaker and many others represented and likewise graced the red carpet! Our MCs for the night; the ever dazzling Berla Mundi and Hogan; the comedian.

ZYLOFON Media is a dynamic media enterprise that seeks to produce indigenous artists and art works that would fi…

slamic cleric pictured smiling as he was being buried after he was assassinated while leading prayers

An Islamic cleric named Nuh Caparino, who was shot dead yesterday November 27, as he led other Muslims in Fajr prayer in his place in the Philippines, was pictured smiling as he was being buried.

According to Facebook user Abdur-Raheem Mc-Carthy who shared the photos from the burial, Nuh Caparino accepted Islam in Saudi Arabia and later became one of the most active clerics. Nobody knows why he was killed. 

More pictures... 

Caitlyn Jenner Recalls the Moment Kendall & Kylie Knew It Was 'Going to Be OK' After She Came Out

In April 2015, over 20 million people watched Caitlyn Jenner -- still known then to the public as Bruce -- come out as transgender to Diane Sawyer in a 20/20 interview special, becoming one of the most high-profile transgender personalities in the U.S. (It was a month later that Jenner debuted her name and physical transformation on the cover of Vanity Fair.
The interview was not only a huge moment for the transgender community, but also for Jenner and her family, who sat beside her to watch the special unfold on TV. "Alright, so there I am. I'm sitting on this couch and Diane Sawyer is coming on. My young kids, especially Kendall and Kylie, they don't want anybody to hurt their daddy," Jenner recalls in an exclusive outtake from HBO's new documentary The Trans List, premiering on Monday,

"Now, I'm sitting on the couch with all my girls -- Kourtney, Kimberly, Khloe, Kendall, Kylie -- this is by far the most social media family in the world. The…

Six killed in accident on Akosombo road

Six people died on the Spot at Tei Kwame, a village near Akuse Junction in the Eastern region when a Toyota Lexus car Collided with  Toyota Corolla, police say.
The incident happened at about 5:00pm on Saturday after the driver of the Lexus rammed into the corolla with the number, GE 6947-10 after a failed overtaking.
Four males and two females out of eight persons who were on board the Toyota Lexus with registration number MAX 1 - 15, died on the spot.

It is believed that the deceased persons had gone to visit their children at school in the Volta region and were returning to Accra.
The Akuse District Police Commander,  ASP Francis Ackah told Adom News' Maxwell Kudekor that two passengers on board the Corolla vehicle sustained serious injuries and were sent to the Akuse Government Hospital.
"They are currently responding to treatment and the bodies of the deceased have been depodsited at the same hospital awaiting autopsy," ASP Ackah
He added they were able to reac…

Trump vows to end U.S.-Cuba "deal" unless Havana makes better one

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said in a tweet on Monday he would end the United States' "deal" with Cuba unless a better one was made, reflecting his campaign pledge to reverse President Barack Obama's moves to open relations with the Cold War adversary.
"If Cuba is unwilling to make a better deal for the Cuban people, the Cuban/American people and the U.S. as a whole, I will terminate deal," Trump said in a Twitter post.

Trump's tweeted as Cubans prepare to commemorate Fidel Castro, the communist guerrilla leader who led a revolution in 1959 and ruled the Caribbean island for half a century. Castro died on Friday.

On Saturday, Trump, a Republican, said in a statement that his administration would "do all it can" once he takes office on Jan. 20 to boost freedom and prosperity for Cubans after Castro's death.

The statement sidestepped whether Trump would follow through on a threat made late in his White House campaign to reverse O…

South African Ministers Call On Jacob Zuma To Resign

South Africa’s scandal-plagued president Jacob Zuma faces a no-confidence vote on Monday by the ANC’s National Executive Committee (NEC), with at least three of his cabinet ministers turning against him, local media reported.
The NEC, which can remove Mr Zuma from office, extended a scheduled weekend meeting into a third day on Monday after tourism minister Derek Hanekom proposed the no-confidence motion on Saturday, the Afrikaans-language daily Beeld said.
Two more cabinet members – health minister Aaron Motsoaledi and public works minister Thulas Nxesi – have since joined Mr Hanekom in asking Mr Zuma to step down, News24 reported.
NEC members were locked in a “fiery and fierce” debate over whether a secret ballot should be used, Beeld reported, citing unnamed sources who had attended the meeting.
One senior African National Congress (ANC) official, who asked to remain anonymous, said Mr Zuma would probably manage to survive the latest attempt to dislodge him by the growing num…

Lil Wayne Cancels Performance in Curaçao, Denies Seizure Report

Lil Wayne canceled a Saturday night headlining set at the SummerFall concert in the Caribbean island country of Curaçao, TMZ reports. The show’s promoters told the gossip site that people in Wayne’s camp said the rapper suffered a seizure in Miami on Friday. 
Lil Wayne’s representatives denied the report, saying the cancelation was because of a “breach of contract.”
In 2013, after a serious health scare, Wayne revealed he has epilepsy. This summer, he suffered a series of seizures resulting in a show cancelation and an emergency plane landing.
Rick Ross, Meek Mill, French Montana, Fat Joe, and Jeremih were among the performers set to appear at SummerFall in Curaçao.

France presidential race: Fillon wins conservative candidacy

Francois Fillon is to be the conservative candidate in next year's French presidential election after his rival Alain Juppe admitted defeat.
With virtually all the results counted, Mr Fillon won Sunday's run-off with nearly 67% of the vote.
Mr Fillon promised to build a fairer society, saying France wants "truth and it wants action".
He is likely to face a Socialist candidate and the far-right's Marine Le Pen in next April's election.

Mr Juppe, the more moderate candidate, congratulated Mr Fillon on his "large victory" and pledged to support him in his bid to become president.
With votes from 9,713 of the 10,229 polling stations counted, Mr Fillon had won 66.6% while Mr Juppe had 33.4%.
As the result of the Republican party primary became clear, Mr Fillon told his supporters he would work for change.
"If the French people entrust me with their confidence," he said, "I will try to respect that contract and conduct myself with dignity.&q…

Election 2016: Mahama will win by 52% – Ben Ephson

Pollster Ben Ephson has predicted a first round victory for President John Dramani Mahama in the 2016 elections.

According to Mr. Ephson, his latest poll indicates the National Democratic Congress (NDC) presidential candidate will win by 52.4% while New Patriotic Party’s Nana Akufo-Addo is expected to chalk 45.9% with the other parties claiming a meagre 1.7%.

The seasoned-journalist and publisher of the Daily Dispatch newspaper said: “It is a first round victory for NDC’s John Mahama.”

Mahama led in all the six polls conducted by the pollster since May 2016.

Below is the research chart as at November 2016:

Meanwhile, President Mahama does not seem satisfied with Mr. Ephson's 52% prediction.
Addressing a rally during the wee hours of Monday at Yiawso on his tour of the Western region, President Mahama charged party supporters to ensure the NDC wins by a wider margin to stop the NPP from heading to the courts to challenge the outcome.


Beyonce Dominates Soul Train Awards 2016: Complete Winners List

Beyonce dominated the Soul Train Awards on Sunday, picking up four trophies, including Song of the Year and Vido of the Year for "Formation" from her new album "Lemonade."
Fat Joe and Remy Ma featuring French Montana and Infared took home two awards of their own, Rhythm & Bars Award (Formerly Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year) and Best Collaboration, for their smash hit "All the Way Up."
Neo-soul artist, Erykah Badu hosted and executive produced the show, the first since BET Networks acquired Soul Train earlier this year.

Dru Hill kicked off the show with a performance of their '90s R&B jams including "Tell Me," "In My Bed," and "Beauty."

Dru Hill lead singer Sisqó then took the stage solo to perform his late 90's mega-hit "Thong Song."
Jill Scott presented Brandy with the second annual Lady of Soul Award, who performed some of her classic hits including "Almost Doesn't Count," "Wha…

NCA tightens rules against unsolicited messages, calls

National Communications Authority (NCA) has begun a public consultation process to amend and tighten the existing Unsolicited Electronic Communication (UEC) Code of Conduct.

If successful, the move will completely eliminate all third party UECs, be they free or paid for.

The UECs in question include fax, SMS/MMS and pre-recorded voice/video messages, which consumers receive on their phones without asking for them, and yet they get charged for some of those messages.

The NCA has therefore posted the newly draft code on its website seeking inputs from the general public between now and January 24, 2017, to shape the new code to better protect consumers from UECs and ensure best practices in the telecom industry.

How we got here

It is no secret how telcos and or their value added service (VAS) providers send SMS and calls from short codes to phone users who have not asked them.

Some of these messages and calls are free of charge because they are just adverts, but others are not free of ch…

Trump Claims, With No Evidence, That ‘Millions of People’ Voted Illegally

President-elect Donald J. Trump said on Sunday that he had fallen short in the popular vote in the general election only because millions of people had voted illegally, leveling the baseless claim as part of a daylong storm of Twitter posts voicing anger about a three-state recount push.
“In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally,” Mr. Trump wrote Sunday afternoon.

The series of posts came one day after Hillary Clinton’s campaign said it would participate in a recount effort being undertaken in Wisconsin, and potentially in similar pushes in Michigan and Pennsylvania, by Jill Stein, who was the Green Party candidate. Mr. Trump’s statements revived claims he made during the campaign, as polls suggested he was losing to Mrs. Clinton, about a rigged and corrupt system.

The Twitter outburst also came as Mr. Trump is laboring to fill crucial positions in his cabinet, with his advisers…