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Wiyaala to perform with Grammy award winner Joss Stone

Grammy Award winner Joss Stone and Wiyaala All is set for English singer, songwriter, actress and Grammy Award winner Joss Stone to perform in Ghana. Her visit to Ghana forms a part of her dream to “show people the immense amount of good work and creativity that is happening all over the world and to encourage others to take responsibility for helping to solve the worlds many social and environmental issues” Joss Stone will be joined by artistic director at Hewale Sounds, Yaw Dela Botri, and Ghana’s most sought after female musician Noella Wiyaala. Joss Stone’s Total World Tour will see her become the first musician to complete a tour of all 193 UN registered countries in the world. According to an official statement from the UK government’s official website, “Joss aims to collaborate with local home grown musicians, playing indigenous music as well as her own songs. Joss will also work with a variety of good causes and learn about important humanitarian and environmental issues throug

Theresa May warns that the U.K. could be forced to limit intelligence sharing with America if Trump reintroduces torture

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May, has warned that the UK could be forced to limit the intelligence it shares with the US on suspected terror plots if President Trump brings back torture. This was made clear only hours after Trump declared that water boarding and other harsh interrogation techniques may be reintroduced.  Theresa May said that she absolutely condemns the use of torture. The UK's rules state that officials will not share intelligence with countries if it involves a serious risk of a detainee being tortured, or that is how the information was obtained. The split threatens to create major tensions in the relationship between British spies and their US counterparts. Speaking to reporters on a flight to the US to meet the President, she said Britain would be sticking to its stance on torture and was prepared to deliver this message direct to the Trump administration. 'The UK Government's position on torture has not changed. We condemn

London To Host First Tech In Ghana Conference

Some of Ghana’s leading technology firms and innovators will fly in to the UK’s Capital City for the first Tech in Ghana Conference (TIGC) to be held in February 2017. TIGC London aims to raise awareness of Ghana’s tech ecosystem and boost the profile of the country’s industry leaders among UK investors, IT suppliers and the wider tech community. As well as provide an opportunity and platform for local-global partnerships between the two territories. The UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Ghana, Adam Afriyie, will give an opening keynote at the prestigious event, while CEO’s including WorldRemit’s Ismail Ahmed, Interpay’s Saqib Nazir, and Amar Hari of IPMC – Ghana’s biggest IT company – are also among the line-up of speakers and panelists. Organised by AB2020, the UK-Ghana Chamber of Commerce (UKGCC) and TEDxAccra, with support from the Department for International Trade (DIT) and Tech London Advocates Africa, TIGC London will take place on Monday 27th February; exactly a

Lundi Tyamara: South African gospel star dies aged 38

Lundi Tyamara had a unique style and was loved for his energetic stage performances South African gospel star Lundi Tyamara, has died after a battle with stomach TB and a liver condition. His family confirmed that he died on Friday morning in Edenvale hospital in Johannesburg.  The 38-year-old singer, loved for his energetic stage performances, had hits with Mphefumlo Wami and Ndixolele.  President Jacob Zuma led the tributes to the star, saying Tyamara was "one of the best gospel artists that the country has ever produced".  The BBC's Milton Nkosi in Johannesburg said the award-winning star brought gospel to a younger generation through his unique style and drew thousands of people closer to the music genre.  His manager Tshepo Nzimande explained what made Mr Tyamara so popular: "He had energy on stage and he was very powerful." Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa said there was "a deep sense of grief for losing such a young li

Guest Blog: It's Not Permanent!! Be Inspired By Annie~Joy

Annie~Joy I don't know what is holding you back. I don't know that obstacle that causes you to cry. I don't know the pain that has kept you with the thoughts of taking your life. I don't know the condition you sleep with which makes you feel you should have slept without waking up again or morning shouldn't have shown up!! Listen to me, it’s not gonna be permanent though it will tarry but still dream to reach your destination. Nobody wonna be underestimated. Everyone wants to be Great. Here I come in. Greatness doesn't come with ease. Greatness doesn't show up when you call for it instead you work for it. "Sugarcane is sweeter at it's joint" meaning: Good and sweet things of life may appear difficult to achieve but in the end, it is worth it. Don't let the circumstances rule you instead rule it. Don't let the depth of your situation cause you to make a decision which can cause you to break down forever. When we look through our

Video:Two Illegal Chain Saw Operators Made To Slap Each Other After Arrest

Two men said to be illegal chain saw operators arrested in a forest in Ghana were taken through corporal punishment of some sort. In the video, the two were made to slap each other. Twi voices heard in the background commanded the two to slap each other harder. Some have condemned the nature of punishment, which is suspected to have been meted out by forest guards. Watch video below: Credit: 3news

Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt Documentary in the Works From Ian Halperin

Ian Halperin is planning to make documentary about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's marriage, TheWrap has learned.  According to The Sun, one of the biggest bombshells in the documentary will be that the famous couple had been estranged for more than a year before they announced their divorce in September. Halperin retweeted The Sun's story on Thursday and confirmed that the reports were accurate. Pitt's representative declined to comment, while Jolie's representatives have not yet responded to TheWrap's request for comment. The Canadian investigative journalist and filmmaker has written several exposes about celebrities, including "Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson" and "Celine Dion: Behind the Fairytale." He also directed and produced a documentary about Jackson in 2010 titled "Gone Too Soon." Jolie and Pitt reached an agreement in their divorce case in November, two months after announcing their split. Jolie will co

LifeStyle: HR Today: How a young leader can manage older workforce

With youth comes a variety of challenges; the transition to adolescence, making huge decisions about your future and starting a career. Young leaders may face the hardest challenges, with questioning of their authority, knowledge and lack of experience by their elder peers. Jordan Daykin, CEO of GripIt Fixings and one of Britain’s Leading Young Entrepreneurs gives his advice on managing an older workforce. Old habits die hard : Don’t be the boss – at least, don’t appear to be’ – I once read. It’s important that business leaders endeavour to treat all staff equally, irrespective of their age, and as the old saying goes, treat those as you would wish to be treated – in the workplace this extends to not asking anyone to do anything you aren’t prepared to do yourself. This is particularly true as the owner of a start-up. There are mundane tasks during the early days but this gives young leaders the chance to get stuck in with everyone – don’t immediately delegate. Old habits

Robin Thicke temporarily loses custody of son, can't go near him

On Thursday, Jan. 26, a judge ruled that Robin can't go near Paula or their 6-year-old son Julian. Meanwhile, Robin's lawyer alleged that Paula is being investigated by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services for emotional abuse. TMZ broke the story, saying that both parents went to court hoping to get temporary sole custody of Julian. The judge ruled in Paula's favor, issuing a domestic violence restraining order against the singer, prohibiting him from being near his son, his ex or her mother. The order will stay in place "until further notice," the website said. The trigger, the website says, stemmed from an incident in which Robin went to Paula's home to pick up their son. When she refused to open the door, he began pounding on it. The actress said she feels unsafe with Robin and claimed in her restraining order petition that he abused her in May 2013 while they were married, saying Robin hit her with a closed fist to

Airtel’s Evolve With Stem Furthers Stem Education With Connected Classrooms Projects

Airtel Ghana, the Smartphone Network has introduced the ‘Connected Classroom’ project to encourage collaborative learning in schools with active STEM Clubs under its Evolve with STEM initiative. Powered by the company’s superior data services, ‘STEM Clubbers’ from three schools – the La Wireless, Abossey Okai and Mataheko Roman Catholic Schools were connected via Skype to co-create, exchange ideas, knowledge and projects they are working on in their various clubs. The session involved over eighty pupils across JHS 1 – 3. The STEM Club members were also mentored by a team from Airtel Ghana led by the Company’s CEO, Lucy Quist who encouraged them to be relentless in their pursuit for excellence in whatever they do. The teams demonstrated how technology enables daily activities like communication via mobile phones and introduced participating pupils to the use of Social media platforms such as Skype for educational purposes. During the session, Airtel Ghana’s Acting Director

Student forced to urinate in bucket wins $1.3m lawsuit

A California school district has been ordered to pay $1.25m (£994,000) to a former student who urinated in a bucket after she was denied a toilet break. A Superior Court jury sided with the former student, who sued the district and a teacher over the 2012 incident. The district denied the student's initial $25,000 claim, in which she said the incident led to lewd texts, depression and a suicide attempt. The school said the teacher had never intended to embarrass the student. Rather, the teacher attempted to find a solution to what she mistakenly thought was a strict, no-toilet break policy, lawyers for the San Diego Unified School District said.  In a "lapse of judgment, she thought that was a good idea", said Katheryn Martin, the school district's attorney. The Patrick Henry High School student, now 19, said her teacher Gonja Wolf had rejected her request to go to the bathroom, according to the lawsuit. Her request came during a 25-minute advisory class, in

I’m Sorry For Bribery Claim Against Gospel Musicians – George Quaye

Head of Communications for Charterhouse Ghana, organizers of the Ghana Music Awards, George Quaye, has apologized to gospel musicians for his comments  that they offer bribes for awards. Aboagye, as he is popularly known, said on the award-winning show  ‘Pundits’ that  most offers of bribe that come to him as an Executive of the award scheme are from gospel artists. He also asserted that some gospel artists also engineer ways to thwart the efforts of other gospel artists who gain nominations in the scheme, an assertion that was corroborated by accomplished music producer, Kwasi Ernest, who was a panel member on the show. But Mr Quaye in a press statement released on Thursday, January 26,  admitted that his “careless statement” was wrong. He promised never to make such statement again. See Press Release below:. On the Tuesday 24th January 2017 edition of the PUNDITS, a talk show that airs on GHOne TV and hosted by myself, I passed a comment that suggested that some gospel mu

Former Black Stars Coach Sellas Tetteh Loses Wife

Experienced Ghanaian coach Sellas Tetteh, is mourning the death of his wife in Accra (today)  Thursday. Madam Evelyn Tetteh was pronounced dead at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital where she was on admission. Tetteh chalked a piece of history when he guided Ghana to win the FIFA U20 World Cup in 2009. He has handled Rwanda and was recently in charge of Sierra Leone. Tetteh was Black Stars assistant coach at their debut FIFA World Cup finals in Germany 2006. -Citifmonline

Photos: Young Kenyan couple tie the knot in super simple ceremony dressed in T-shirts

A young Kenyan couple became internet sensation after photos from their simple wedding went viral. The couple, Ann Wambui, 24, and Wilson Mutura, 26, tied the knot on Sunday, January 22, dressed in T-shirts. Ann wore her T-shirt with a jeans skirt, and no make up. Pastor Jasper Ojwach of Community Christian Worship Centre in Kasarani, Nairobi officiated the couple's wedding. He took to Facebook to share the photos captioning the pictures: "May the Lord Almighty bless your marriage Ann and Wilson Mutura. I hereby present to you Mr and Mrs Wilson Mutura Wanjohi!” Pastor Ojwach shared the love story of Wambui and Wilson Mutura with eDAILY. "Their wedding took place at our church, Community Christian Worship Centre, in Kasarani area, Nairobi on Sunday, January 22. The two exchanged vows after the sermon. They chose to do their wedding like that because of their financial position. It is quite a long story. "They did not just wake up on a Sunday and decide

Teacher freed 15 years after he was wrongfully jailed

A 40-year-old teacher who was wrongly jailed for defiling a 14-year-old student has finally gained his freedom after 15 years. Mr. Eric Asante was freed on Thursday, January 26, after a five-member Supreme Court panel presided over by Justice Anin Yeboah acquitted and discharged the former teacher. Mr. Asante was jailed in 2003 for allegedly defiling the 14-year-old who was his pupil while he taught at a school in Tamale. According to the Supreme Court, the evidence adduced by State prosecutors some 15 years ago against Mr. Asante could not have supported his conviction. The court directed that the now acquitted and discharged Mr. Asante should apply in a separate application for compensation. His lawyer, Francis Sosu told Starr News after the ruling that he will apply for a 10 million cedis compensation for his client.