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Mexico leader cancels Trump meet over border wall spat

Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Thursday he will not go to the US for meeting with President Donald Trump next week amid a deepening dispute over a border wall promised by America's new leader.
"This morning we informed the White House that I will not attend the work meeting planned for next Tuesday with the POTUS," Pena Nieto said on Twitter , referring to Trump. "Mexico reiterates its willingness to work with the United States to reach accords that favor both nations."
The Mexican president's rejection came after Trump said it was "better to cancel" the scheduled visit to Washington if Mexico was unwilling to foot the bill for a border wall.
Manuel Suarez-Mier, a columnist for Mexico's Excelsior newspaper, told Al Jazeera from Washington DC that Trump's ultimatum came as a surprise for the Mexican government.
"The minister of foreign affairs and the minister of commerce were in Washington from Mexico on We…

WikiHow Apologizes for Posting Distasteful Image of President Obama, Beyoncé, and Jay Z

WikiHow found itself in major trouble after posting an article many deemed offensive. The website that gives how-to directions published a story, “How to Become a Congressman.” It was a pretty harmless article — but it an illustration made it all go wrong.

It appears that a photo of Beyoncé, President Obama, and Jay Z was turned into a cartoon. The problem is that all three were depicted with fair complexions.
Beyoncé fans drew attention to the image, and it soon went viral. WikiHow took immediate action and even posted a series of tweets to explain the unfortunate post. They said, “When we saw the whitewashed image of Obama, Jay Z, and Beyoncé, we were disgusted and ashamed. It never should have been on WikiHow.”
They also explained their editorial process, and said, “We learned it was made 3 years ago by a team of illustrators who work as one. One person sketches, the other person colors.”
The website also owned up to its mistake, admitting, “This doesn’t excuse the fact th…

Lupita Nyong'o, Natalie Portman, Emma Stone, Janelle Monae and more actresses stun in Vanity Fair's 2017 Hollywood Issue

The 2017 Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue showcases some of the entertainment's biggest names today.

Featured on the cover are Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o, pregnant Natalie Portman, Emma Stone, Amy Adams, Janelle Monae, sisters Dakota Fanning and Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig, Aja Naomi King, and Ruth Negga. The magazine profiles each woman's accomplishment, ranging from their various awards nominations and wins to their up-and-coming projects. The cover shot by famed photographer Annie Leibovits.

Rob Kardashian Celebrates One-Year Anniversary With Blac Chyna in Sweet Video Montage

Engagement! Baby! TV show! So much has happened in just one year. Rob Kardashian took to Instagram on Wednesday to pay tribute to his one-year anniversary with fiancée, Blac Chyna. 
The reality star and new dad posted a video montage of his relationship with his bride-to-be, sharing sweet photos and videos of the pair.

1 year down lol woohoooooo happy anniversary babbbbbbiiiiiiiieeeeeee💙👶🏽👶🏽👶🏽👶🏽👶🏽👶🏽👶🏽👶🏽👶🏽👶🏽👶🏽👶🏽👶🏽 A video posted by ROBERT KARDASHIAN (@robkardashian) on Jan 25, 2017 at 5:50pm PST
"1 year down lol woohoooooo happy anniversary babbbbbbiiiiiieeeeee," he captioned the adorable clip. 
Kardashian soundtracked the video with the song "Hold You Down" by DJ Khaled, Chris Brown, Future, Jeremih, and August Alsina.
The footage comes both from the couple's show, Rob & Chyna, and their social media posts. 
Chyna did not specifically comment on the anniversary on her social media accounts, but she did share pics from a sexy new p…

Transformers star Shia LaBeouf charged during anti-Trump protest

Shia LaBeouf has been charged with assault and harassment after being arrested during a protest against US President Donald Trump in New York.
The actor and artist has been appearing in a live video stream called He Will Not Divide Us since President Trump's inauguration on Friday.
The New York Police Department said Mr LaBeouf was involved in a dispute in the early hours of Thursday. No-one else was charged and Mr LaBeouf has now been released.
During the incident, a 25-year-old man sustained scratches after a verbal confrontation escalated to a physical confrontation, a police spokesman said.
According to TMZ, a member of the public walked in front of the camera and said something the actor objected to.
Mr LaBeouf then allegedly took hold of the man's scarf. Police said he also pushed the man, who refused medical attention. 
The actor could be seen in handcuffs walking off with a police officer in the live video stream. He must attend a court hearing on 7 April.
Mr LaBeouf…

Ghana @ 60 Cloth Out

Printex, a leading textile manufacturer in Ghana, has begun the production of the anniversary cloth for Ghana’s 60th independence celebrations.
The textile company is the first to come out with the Ghana @ 60 Cloth to prepare Ghanaians the 60th independence celebrations on March 6, 2017.
The cloth, which comes in three special quality designs, would hit the market by the end of this week to enable Ghanaians make their purchases.
The cloth has been designed with Sankofa and Gye Nyame symbols, as well as the rainbow colors of Ghana with the Black Star.
The beautiful designs are ideal for men, women and children.
Printex manufactures an amazing assortment of colorful fabrics that are sold in the country and the Sub-Saharan region.

(Photos) Late Bishop Eddie Long buried in $100k casket

Late Bishop Eddie Long of the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church leader Bishop was laid to rest yesterday with his family, clergy, former Gov. Roy Barnes, Deion Sanders and others present and delivering tributes. He was reportedly buried in a $100k coffin, wearing a clerical gown. 
See the photo after the cut...

'Sir John' to head G.P.H.A. as Director General

Mr Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie popularly known as Sir John is set to assume the vacant post of the Director General of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA), Graphic Online has gathered. He is to take over from Mr Richard Anamoo who was relieved of his post as Director General of the GPHA last Monday.
While a communication to Mr Anamoo relieving him did not assign reasons, many believed recent allegations of corruption made by some workers of the port authority could have played a role.
Mr Owusu Afriyie, who served as General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) between 2010 and 2014 according to Graphic Online sources would assume the post in an acting capacity until a new Board of Directors said to be chaired by Mr Peter Mac Manu was constituted.
Mr Mac Manu himself was the chairman of the NPP’s 2016 Campaign team and also served as chairman of the party between 2006 and 2010.
Mr Owusu Afriyie, a Political Science graduate from the University of Ghana also holds an LLB a…

Jemere Morgan’s ‘Transition’ album featuring Stonebwoy now number 2 on Billboard Reggae chart

Stonebwoy is energized over the way that Jemere Morgan's "Move" collection, which he highlighted on, is presently number 2 on the Billboard Reggae Album graph. Stonebwoy was included on track 8 of the collection titled 'A.C.B'.
Jemere Morgan, the grandson of Morgan Heritage's frontman Gramps Morgan, is a capable performer whose melodic profession bloomed and developed cutting edge on an overall stage. Aficionados of the Grammy grant winning Morgan Heritage have seen Jemere move before their eyes. From a pubescent high schooler to a young fellow he remained a regular apparatus in front of an audience with his family, and in the late years, performing close by and as a highlighted demonstration. The last has show and finished in Jemere Morgan make a big appearance collection, suitably titled Transition. 
“This album, Transition, represents the current phase in my life, transitioning into becoming a man. I’ve been working on this album for the past three years, h…

Evangelist Kolenda arrives in Tamale for Bonnke Crusade

The main speaker for this year’s Reinhard Bonnke Gospel Crusade, Evangelist Daniel Kolenda has arrived in Tamale.

Evangelist Kolenda arrived in Tamale on Wednesday ahead of the four-day crusade which begins on Thursday, January 26 and ends on Sunday, January 29, 2017. 

About 600,000 people are expected to be attended the crusade which will be held at the Tamale Sports Stadium.
Evangelist Kolenda and his team were received on arrival by leaders of the local churches organising committee at the Tamale Airport.
The crusade is being organised by Christ for all Nations in collaboration with all the local churches in the Tamale Metropolis.
This is the first time after 30years that the Bonnke gospel crusade is being held in Tamale.
Evangelist Kolenda in an interaction with the media said the crusade is divinely planned to bring salvation, healing, spiritual peace and progress to the people of Northern Region and Ghana as a whole.
Evangelist Kolenda, later paid a courtesy call on the Chief Dir…

Australian Open 2017: Venus & Serena Williams to meet in final

Venus and Serena Williams will meet in a Grand Slam final for the ninth time after the American sisters came through their semi-finals in Melbourne.
Thirteenth seed Venus, 36, beat fellow American Coco Vandeweghe 6-7 (3-7) 6-2 6-3 to reach her first major final since 2009.
World number two Serena, 35, saw off unseeded Croat Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 6-2 6-1 in the second semi-final.
Serena is attempting to win an Open-era record 23rd Grand Slam singles title.
It would also be a seventh Australian Open victory for the younger Williams sister, while Venus hopes to win an eighth major title, first in Melbourne and first since Wimbledon in 2008.
"It is unbelievable to watch Serena play tennis - the way she hits the ball and the competitor she is," Venus Williams said after the first semi-final.
"It would be a dream to see her on the opposite side of the net on Saturday."
Venus grabs 'moment in the sun'
Vandeweghe, 25, had played superbly in seeing off world number one…

Janet Jackson Spotted for the First Time Since Giving Birth to Son Eissa!

Janet Jackson looks happy and healthy just three weeks after giving birth to her son, Eissa Al Mana.  The 50-year-old singer was spotted shopping at upscale baby boutique Blue Almonds, in London, England, on Tuesday, wearing a fur wrap over a loose, all-black outfit and high-top sneakers. Jackson also sported a simple updo and a pair of chic glasses.

According to ETOnline, Jackson arrived in a chauffeured car to the shop with a friend, where she purchased baby clothes, an eyewitness tells ET. "Janet seemed in high spirits," the eyewitness says.
Blue Almonds is popular among celebrities, and even royalty -- Kate Middleton once shopped at the store back in 2013, when she bought a wicker basket for her son, Prince George, with her mother, Carole Middleton.
Jackson gave birth to her son on Jan. 3. Eissa is the first child for both the "Rhythm Nation" singer and her husband, 42-year-old Wissam Al Mana. "Janet had a stress-free healthy delivery and is restin…

Prophet Magaya heals man with terrible skin diseases in Zimbabwe

Prophet Walter Magaya of Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) in Zimbabwe has apparently recuperated a man with shocking skin illnesses. The 24-year-old man recognized as Josphat Mwenye is said to have been experiencing the sickness for a considerable length of time.
As per a report posted on the PHD Facebook page, he was mended after Prophet Magaya laid hands on him.

'Serious skin ailment recuperated in the wake of being laid hands upon by Prophet W. Magaya'.

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Couple celebrate 70 years wedding anniversary, reveal secret to a lasting, happy marriage

Love birds, Dolly, 89, and Stan Izatt, 91, have been married for 70 years and have known each other for 74 years, and though they are all lovey-dovey now, Dolly reveals that she did not love him at first. The pair first met when they began living next to each other, but Dolly was in love with Stan's best friend, never Stan. Two weeks after meeting, Stan was already telling everyone that he was going to marry Dolly, but she did not want same.
She even went as far as dodging into a corner store whenever she saw him coming, yet he kept stalking her everywhere.

The couple got married in 1947 after Stan, a World War veteran, returned from the war. She was 19 and he 21 when they tied the knot. They went on to have 3 daughters, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
As they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary, Her Majesty the Queen of England sent them a card to congratulate them on their impressively long marriage. During the ceremony, Dolly revealed the secret …

Mexico: We will not pay for Trump border wall

Mexico will not pay for Donald Trump's border wall, the country's president has said in a message to the nation.
Enrique Pena Nieto said he "lamented" the plans for the barrier, adding that "Mexico doesn't believe in walls".
But he made no mention of cancelling or postponing a trip to Washington on 31 January to meet the new US president.
Mr Trump has signed an executive order for an "impassable physical barrier" and has insisted Mexico would reimburse the US for it.
Mr Pena Nieto said: "I've said time and again; Mexico won't pay for any wall.
"It comes as our country is talking on new rules on cooperation, trade, investment, security and migration in the North American region.
"As president I assume the complete responsibility to defend the interests of Mexico and Mexicans.
"Based on a final report by the functionaries in Washington DC and advice from the chamber of commerce, governors, and so on, I will decide the …

Kraft Heinz and Oprah Form Food Joint Venture

Kraft Heinz is now one of Oprah Winfrey's favorite things. The food company and the entertainment mogul announced Wednesday, Jan. 25, that they'd formed a joint venture called Mealtime Stories LLC, which will offer "ready to eat refrigerated products across multiple categories," which "will make real, nutritious products more accessible to everyone." 
Winfrey acquired a 10% stake in Weight Watchers , paying $43.2 million in October 2015 and joining the company's board. When Weight Watchers unveiled an ad campaign in December in which Oprah touted her personal weight loss on the diet program, the company's shares shot up 17%.
Kraft Heinz spokesman Michael Mullen said in an email that there was no connection between the joint venture and Weight Watchers.
In its brief statement, Kraft Heinz said the products would be developed and manufactured in the United States. The company, co-based in Pittsburgh and Illinois, has managed to avoid attracti…

Gideon Aryeequaye Asked To Step Down As Tourism Authority CEO

The president, Nana Akufo-Addo has directed the Chief Executive of the Ghana Tourism Authority Gideon Aryeequaye to, with immediate effect step down and handover to the Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister designate Catherine Afeku.
The decision is consonance with Section 14(1) of the Presidential Transition Act  2012 (Act 845), a letter authored and signed by the Executive Secretary to the president, Nana Asante Bediatuo stated.
The letter dated January 24, 2017 also asked the him to proceed to collect any terminal benefit due him relevant under the law.
“In view of the urgency attached to the matter, please ensure that you handover and cease to act as Chief Executive of the Ghana Tourism Authority not later than 5:00pm on January 26, 2017,” the letter said.
A similar letter was sent two weeks ago to former CEO of COCOBOD Stephen Opuni to hand over.
By law, CEOs of such institutions were expected to hand over power with the coming into power of a new government.
Gideon Aryeequaye was …