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State Dept reverses visa ban, allows travelers with visas into U.S. - official

According to Reuters, the U.S. State Department will allow people with valid visas into the United States, a department official said on Saturday, in order to comply with an opinion from a federal judge in Seattle barring President Donald Trump's executive action.
"We have reversed the provisional revocation of visas," the State Department official said in a statement. 
"Those individuals with visas that were not physically canceled may now travel if the visa is otherwise valid."

New Twist Over Kofi Adams ‘Stolen Cars’

There seems to be more than what has been told about the five vehicles seized from the house of Kofi Adams, the National Organiser of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The five vehicles, two Toyota Land Cruiser V8 with registration numbers GS 7451-12 and GN 7796-16 and three Nissan Hard Body pick-ups with registration numbers GM 842-16, GM 823-16 and GM 846-16, were seized from his Golf City area house in Tema on Wednesday.
Kofi Adams, who was the Campaign Coordinator for John Mahama in the run-up to the 2016 general elections, was said to be outside the country when the house was visited by people said to be national security operatives.
It is, however, emerging that the said vehicles were purchased in the name of the state [national security].
According to a source at the Flagstaff House – where the vehicles were sent for safekeeping – the current users have indeed scrapped [tampered with] the chassis number under the windshield of the pickups and sealed the …

Hospital staff sacked for extortion in Koforidua

Three staff of the Eastern regional Government Hospital in Koforidua have been dismissed for extorting monies from patients.
The staff were dismissed  after management found them guilty of the act .
The modus operandi of one of the dismissed staff was that, he collected  extra monies from patients as their medical bills, but ended up pocketing the change after making the actual payment without giving receipts to the patients.
The Medical Director of the Hospital  Dr.Kwame Anim Boamah told Starr News during encounter with the media that the management of the Hospital investigated the illegal acts of the staff and dismissed them after they were found guilty .
According to him, the hospital has since instituted measures to reduce the human interface by introducing onsite banking system to prevent  staff from collecting monies directly from patients.
He explained that the hospital has merged with the Umb bank, which has established a financial  post at the hospita,l to collect medical…

Lula da Silva: Brazil ex-first lady Marisa Leticia confirmed dead

Brazil's former first lady Marisa Leticia da Silva has died, ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has said.
He said Marisa Leticia - who had been earlier pronounced brain-dead - passed away on Friday evening. She was 66.
The funeral service will be held in Sao Paulo on Saturday and her body will then be cremated.
She was taken to hospital last week with a brain haemorrhage. Doctors later said her condition was "irreversible". Her organs will be donated.
"Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and his family are sad to confirm the death of Marisa Leticia Lula da Silva," Lula's spokesperson said in a statement. 
"The former Brazilian president's wife of 43 years passed away peacefully this evening in Sao Paulo surrounded by her family.
"The whole family is absolutely devastated by Marisa's untimely death and this is a sad day for many people across Brazil."
Regional leaders have sent their condolences to Lula, and there was a minute's silence in …

Justin Bieber Makes His Return to Instagram Just in Time for the Super Bowl

Never say never—Justin Bieber has returned to Instagram! The 22-year-old singer reactivated his account following a six month hiatus to post about his T-Mobile Super Bowl campaign and encourage people to share their best touchdown dance using #UnlimitedMoves. 
Following the comments Bieber made at one of his concerts in November, his return to the social media site comes as a big surprise.
“Instagram is for the devil,” he said at the show, according to a fan-shot video. “I think hell is Instagram. I’m like, 90 percent sure. We get sent to hell, we get locked in the Instagram server. Like I’m stuck in the DMs.”
Let me see your #unlimitedmoves A video posted by Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) on Feb 3, 2017 at 2:07pm PST In August, Bieber deleted his account after posting a series of photos with captions asking people to “stop the hate.”
Bieber first threated to make his Instagram private when he received hate from commenters about his rumored girlfriend Sofia Richie, 18. “This is getting…

Hitler's phone, 'which sent millions to their deaths,' to be sold at auction

Adolf Hitler's telephone, recovered from the Fuhrerbunker and kept in a box at an English country house since 1945, will be sold at auction in the United States later this month.
The phone was presented to Hitler by the Wehrmacht and was used by the Nazi leader to issue most of his commands during the last two years of World War II, according to a description in the catalog for Alexander Historical Auctions in Maryland. Made by Siemens as a black Bakelite phone, it was later painted red and engraved with Hitler's name and a swastika, the catalog says. The auction house describes the telephone as "Hitler's mobile device of destruction" and called it "arguably the most destructive 'weapon' of all time, which sent millions to their deaths around the world." The auction house estimates the phone will be sold for $200,000-$300,000 and the Alsatian figure for $25,000-$35,000. Credit: CNN

Audio: Bob Marley's Grandson, Skip Marley Looks & Sounds Just Like Him

Bob Marley's music, image, and message are immortal. That's a fact. But there happens to be another Marley walking among that can easily carry on the message of his late family member. No, I'm not talking about the singer's son, Ziggy Marley — I'm talking about Skip Marley, the 20-year-old grandson of Bob.

From his dreads, to his jean shirts, to his megawatt smile, he's helping to reintroduce reggae to a new, younger generation. Our Millennial Marley.
"My music is about peace, love, and happiness. Unity. Togetherness," he told Teen Vogue in November 2015. "It’s about good vibes and good times. Just living your life. This is music for the people." On February 3, he did give a song to the people, "Lions," and it's really good. In it, he blends his reggae voice with some rock 'n' roll guitars, and a bit of an electronic edge. Although he never met his famous grandfather, he told Teen Vogue that he's felt his pr…

Prempeh College and Simms Senior High Students win DStv Eutelsat Star Awards competition

Over the past quarter young children across Africa have been writing and submitting essays or posters for the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards competition 2016. “The DStv Eutelsat Star Awards, which started in 2011, is a competition requiring students between the age of 14-19 years old to write a creative essay or design a poster on a specific scientific topic,” a statement from Multichoice Ghana said yesterday.
This years’ topic was ‘Take yourself into the future as a scientist, tasked with designing a new-age satellite that will help improve the lives of Africans. Tell us what you would call your satellite and describe the different functions and roles that it would play in the Africa of the future.’
Out of the several entries received in Ghana which were meticulously reviewed by the judging panel headed by Hon. Elizabeth Ohene, Former Education Minister and Journalist, Francis Doku, Columnist and Blogger and Nii Amah Dagadu, PR/Corporate Communications Manager, Multichoice Ghan…

Mariah Carey burns the $250,000 wedding dress she planned to wear on her wedding day to James Packer

Singer Mariah Carey decided to 'hurt' her former fiancé , James Packer by burning the $250,000 wedding dress she was going to wear on her wedding day to him. James Packer who dumped Mariah Carey after he found out that she was cheating on him with her dancer, bought the dress for her after he got engaged to her with a $10m ring. In her music video, "I Don't" music vid ... which features YG, Mariah threw the gown in the fire pit. 
According to TMZ, Sources close to her say it is the real Valentino dress she was going to wear on the wedding day that was called off by James Packer in Bora Bora.

Obviously, the wedding never happened but luckily the dress was still laying around for the epic scene in the video. Makes sense the song's a breakup anthem. The video was shot at the former couple's mansion in Calabasas. 
Some pee say she could have auctioned th dress and given the money from the sale to Charity.

NSS Allowance Increment Wasn’t Captured In Gov’t Budget – NSS

The management of the National Service Scheme (NSS) has explained that the scheme could not pay the increased allowance of GH¢559 because the increment was not captured in the government’s November supplementary budget.
A statement issued by the scheme on Thursday [February 2], described as false, allegations that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government had refused to pay the new amount announced by the erstwhile National Democratic Congress (NDC) government before leaving office.
Some service personnel are up in arms after they received a January allowance of GH¢350 in spite of government’s announcement of an increased allowance of GH¢559.
The personnel earlier this week alleged that they suspect the new government intends to pay the old amount and ignore the decision of an increment by the previous government.
They threatened to hold a demonstration to impress upon the government to immediately effect the increment in their subsequent allowances, but a statement from the sc…

Federal judge temporarily blocks Trump’s entry order nationwide

A US judge in Seattle has issued a temporary nationwide block on President Donald Trump's ban on travellers from seven mainly Muslim nations.
Federal Judge James Robart ruled against government lawyers' claims that US states did not have the standing to challenge Mr Trump's executive order.
Last week's order has led to protests and confusion at US airports. Some 60,000 visas have since been revoked.
The Justice Department now plans to file an emergency stay of the ruling.
In a statement, the White House described Mr Trump's directive as "lawful and appropriate".
"The president's order is intended to protect the homeland and he has the constitutional authority and responsibility to protect the American people," the statement said.
Mr Trump's order brought in a suspension of the US Refugee Admissions Programme for 120 days.
There is also an indefinite ban on Syrian refugees. Anyone arriving from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan o…