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Speaker Bercow: Trump should not speak in Parliament

According to UK Parliament, Donald Trump is not fit to speak with them when he visits the UK. Read the report from Independent UK below...
Donald Trump will not be welcome to address Parliament on his state visit to the UK because of his racist and sexist attitudes, the Speaker of the House of Commons hassaid in a major snub to the American President.
In a dramatic intervention, John Bercow, the Speaker, said he was “strongly opposed” to Mr Trump speaking in the Commons as he stressed that being invited to address Parliament was “not an automatic right” but “an earned honour”.

“Before the imposition of the migrant ban I would myself have been strongly opposed to an address by President Trump in Westminster Hall," Mr Bercow told MPs.

“After the imposition of the migrant ban by President Trump I am even more strongly opposed to an address by President Trump in Westminster Hall.”

Parts of the Commons erupted into rare spontaneous applause in support of Mr Bercow’s statement. 

Kanye West deletes all Twitter references to Donald Trump

Kanye West is not down with The Donald anymore. The rapper and the President of the United States lauded each other not long ago, famously meeting in New York in December. This came after Kanye said he didn't vote in the November 2016 election, but he would have cast his ballot for Donald Trump if he did.
After Kanye and Trump met in New York, the then President-elect said the rapper was "a good man" and added that they've been friends for "a long time." Kanye said at the time that he just wanted to take a picture with the 45th President, but he tweeted about the meeting.

Kanye seems to have changed his tune. On Monday, he took down all references to Trump, and sources tell TMZ he's unhappy with Trump's first two weeks in office.

"I feel it is important to have a direct line of communication with our future President if we truly want change," he tweeted after their infamous meeting. "I wanted to meet with Trump today to discus…

Queen marks Sapphire Jubilee after 65-year reign

Queen Elizabeth II becomes Britain's first ever monarch to mark her Sapphire Jubilee today. It's 65 years since she became Queen following the death of her father King George VI.
As Britain's longest reigning sovereign, this is a milestone in her reign that the United Kingdom has never seen before with any other monarch.
To mark the occasion Buckingham Palace have re-released a photograph of the Queen wearing distinctive sapphire jewellery.
The picture was taken by the photographer David Bailey in 2014 for the GREAT campaign, a publicity campaign to promote Britain around the world.
In the photograph The Queen is wearing a suite of sapphire jewellery given to her by King George VI as a wedding present in 1947.
It was on the 6 February, 1952 that her father died while at Sandringham. Princess Elizabeth, who was 25, was in Kenya on a royal tour with her husband Prince Philip at the time.

To mark the day gun salutes will be fired in Green Park and at The Tower of London. B…

“My leadership style is very relaxed…I give my staff the room to express themselves” Ameyaw Debrah speaks with Mr. FAB on Under 40 CEOs

Bata Media Limited presents the story of a blogger and digital media businessman who founded a Ghanaian entertainment website with a wide reach in Ghana.
Described as the Linda Ikeji of Ghana, Ameyaw Kissi Debrah, known professionally as Ameyaw Debrah, is a Ghanaian celebrity blogger, freelance journalist, and reporter. He founded, an entertainment website and blog that primarily publishes news about Ghanaian celebrities that he has grown into an outstanding business.

Most Influential Public Figure in Ghana On Social Media Revealed

Nana Addo in 2016 also gained the highest number of new followers among his competitors on the list numbering 935,145 which was also coupled with the highest number of engagements across Facebook and Twitter.
His closest contender former President, John Mahama, who ranked higher than him in 2015 also gained new followers in 2016 numbering 713,788 while former UN Secretary General also gained 359,951 new followers.

The ranking which is focused on Diplomats, Political and Business leaders was compiled aside other 19 categories in the 2016 Ghana Social Media Report in the pioneers’ role in improving the social media landscape across Ghana and beyond.

Below are the 2016 10 Most Influential Public Figures on Social Media:

E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
E. John Dramani Mahama
Kofi Annan
E. Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia
E. Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur
President Jerry John Rawlings
Samira Bawumia
Lucy Quist
Lordina Mahama
Papa Kwesi Nduom

Other Public Figures who have the potential of making the next ranki…

Lost Bob Marley tapes restored after 40 years in London basement

Lost recordings by Bob Marley found in a damp hotel basement in London after more than 40 years have been restored.
The tapes are the original, high-quality live recordings of the reggae legend's concerts in London and Paris between 1974 and 1978. Tracks include No Woman No Cry, Jamming and Exodus.
They were at first believed to be ruined beyond repair, largely because of water damage.
Marley, who died in 1981, would have been 72 on Monday. 
The tapes were found in a run-down hotel in Kensal Rise, north-west London, where Bob Marley and the Wailers stayed during their European tours in the mid-1970s.
They were discovered when Joe Gatt, a Marley fan and London businessman, took a phone call from a friend, who had found them while doing a building refuse clearance.
From the 13 reel-to-reel analogue master tapes, 10 were fully restored, two were blank and one was beyond repair. Work lasted one year and cost £25,000 ($31,200). 
"They were (in an) appalling (condition)... I wa…

Lily Tugbah Wins 2017 National Spelling Bee Competition

The Accra International Conference Centre was a sight to behold last Saturday as parents, teachers, head teachers, family, and friends as well as students from numerous schools across the country gathered to witness the finals of the competition.

After seven (7) seven grueling rounds of spelling, twelve (12) year old Lily Tugbah of the Solidarity International School in Ashaiman in the Greater Accra Region emerged winner of the 2017 edition of the National Spelling Bee Championship.

She receives an all-expense paid trip to the United States to represent Ghana at the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee, a GHC10,000 scholarship from Indomie, GHC 10,000 Ecobank Junior Savers account, a trophy, Merriam Webster dictionary and a DStv decoder with free subscription

Gabriella Ellis, a twelve (12) year student of the Delhi Public School International was the first runner up and thirteen (13) year old Ewoenam Afetsi of the SOS Hermann Gmeiner was the second runner-up on the night. Th…

Asanteman Gets New Queen

The Asantehene, Otumfour Osei Tutu II has named a new Queen of the Asante Kingdom. She was named at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi leading to cheers from an ecstatic crowd.
Adom FM’s Morning Show host, Captain Smart reported from the Manhyia Palace that her maiden name is Oheneba Abena Konadu.
She will succeed the 13th Queenmother of the Asante Kingdom, Nana Afia Serwah Kobi Ampem II who was recently laid to rest.
The new Queen, prior to the announcement of her name was said to be a leading the list of suitors of the stool.
The Kokofuhemaa, Osagyefo Bayie is said to be leading a team of Queenmothers at the palace who are celebrating over the naming of the new Queen.
In accordance with Asante traditions and custom, she would be introduced to the Asantehene, Otumfou Osei Tutu II and later to the various divisions of Asante.
She would then be made to sit in ‘apatamu’ until the day she would swear an oath to Otumfou and Asanteman.
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Kwadwo Antwi appointed Ag Ghana Tourism Dev't Company CEO

Kwadwo Antwi, one of the names rumoured as a possible nominee for the Deputy Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture job, may not get that appointment.
He has been appointed the acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Tourism Development Company (GTDC).
A letter sighted by and singed by Catherine Abelema Afeku, the Minister-designate for Tourism, Arts and Culture, on behalf of the President Akufo-Addo, said his appointment takes effect from Monday, February 06, 2017.
“The Chief Director of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts (MOTTCA) who is on copy of this letter is hereby requested to facilitate a smooth handing over process and to assist in setting you into your role,” the letter said.
Before his appointment, he was highly tipped to be in a tight race with filmmaker and producer Socrate Sarfo.
Established in 1972, the Ghana Tourist Development Company Limited was set up to operate as the investment and commercial wing of the Tourism Minis…

Watch Lady Gaga's half-time performance at #SuperBowl51 as she dives into Super Bowl history

America is in awe and can't stop talking about Lady Gaga's half time performance at the 51st Super Bowl that saw New England Patriots defeat Atlanta Falcons. Lady Gaga practically flew into the stadium and opened her 14minute long performance with a beautiful rendition of 'America the Beautiful' and 'This Land is Our Land'. 
Watch the performance reactions after the cut....

Oprah Winfrey Celebrates Her Birthday with Pasta, Fries and Cake

Oprah Winfrey knows calories don’t count on your birthday. According to photos recently shared on Instagram by her longtime pal Gayle King, the TV personality celebrated her 63rd birthday — which fell on Jan. 29 — with a cheat day, friends and Play-Doh.
King posted several snaps from the get-together on Sunday, including a photo of the attendees including Stedman Graham donning party hats, with an extra large pink one for the birthday girl, as they sat around a table and dined on pasta.
“From better late than never file!” King captioned the image. “Forgot to post @Oprah happy bd dinner!” adding that Winfrey requested a pasta that can be found her new cookbook Food, Health and Happiness.

The delicious treats didn’t end there. In a collage, King shares that they also feasted on truffle fries and a green three-tier cake.
Another picture shows Winfrey unwrapping a set of Play-Doh.
“Fav daughter ‘gots’ jokes play-doh gift! @Oprah never had it! That’s her thanx a lot face,” she wrote. “…

Donald Trump clashes with courts over immigration ban

President Donald Trump has ramped up his criticism of the US court system, accusing it of putting the country in peril.
His comments came hours after a federal appeals court rejected the Trump administration's request to reinstate a controversial ban on citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US.
After an unusually long silence, Trump took to Twitter to say he could not "believe a judge would put our country in such peril", arguing that the court system was making it "very difficult" to secure the country. Just cannot believe a judge would put our country in such peril. If something happens blame him and court system. People pouring in. Bad! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 5, 2017 Trump also said he had told US border officials to check people arrivals "very carefully".
I have instructed Homeland Security to check people coming into our country VERY CAREFULLY. The courts are making the job very difficult! — Donald J…

Annie~Joy writes: The Wilderness Stage Is For A Period Of Time!. Be Inspired!!

Let us be bible learners in this message. WILDERNESS is a word I use for a period of time when one feels rejected, abandoned, left out and not even classified to exist. You see there are times that you need someone to let say encourage you about something. You need someone to cry on the shoulder but none will be found. It does happen a lot. In the Bible, David and Job went to the WILDERNESS and after, the glory of the LORD WAS HONOURED
David was in the wilderness and he was rejected by all. His brothers didn't classify him as one of them yet a time came when they needed someone to take hold of a man who has been troubling their land for quite long.  Nobody was able to approach that giant except DAVID who was rejected by his own house hold. At the end of it all, He become the KING of his LAND he fought for. His story change from there. JOB was a man full of wealth. Blessed with riches but one day came, he lost all he gained to the extent that what to wear was a problem…

National Health Insurance Authority Boss Nathaniel Otoo resigns

Chief Executive of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Nathaniel Otoo, has brought down the curtain on his career at the Authority. Sources at the corridors of power reveal that his departure was sanctioned by government sometime last week following the receipt of his letter of resignation.
It is not clear what necessitated his departure and where he is headed next, but he has told close associates that he wants to “pursue other career opportunities.”
The NHIA was a major subject of discussion during the just ended Ghanaian election with the two major political parties at variance on the status of what has become Ghana’s biggest social protection program, the NHIS. Despite these differences the NHIS is beloved by Ghanaians and its efffectiveness is of interest to many.
Insiders say he broke the news of his deparure to his management staff last Monday after their bi-monthly meeting.
Mr Otoo leaves behind a Scheme with a membership of over 11 million members and a util…

Zambian man reportedly buys wife a Private Jet worth $14M for Valentine

A Zambian Comedian identified as Nkisu Yikona also known as HK surprised his wife a private Jet worth a whooping $14,000,000 for Valentines. He presented the gift early today to his wife who was shocked as she never expected the gift. 
The jet was delivered straight to Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka. 
Another photo after the cut...

Credit: Zambezi Reporters

Mary had sex with Joseph before Jesus was born – Nun

A Catholic nun in Spain has caused outrage after she suggested that the Virgin Mary may not have been a virgin after all. The controversial Dominican nun invited the ire of the Catholic Church who responded to her statements in anger. Sister Lucia Caram was speaking on a talk show over the weekend when she let slip her belief that contradicts one of the key pillars of her faith.
“I think that Mary was in love with Joseph and that they were a normal couple, and the normal thing is to have sex,” Caram told Risto Mejideon during Sunday’s Chester in Love programme.
According to Roman Catholic faith, the Virgin Mary is believed to have become pregnant with Jesus, the son of God, by immaculate conception.
“It’s hard to believe and to take in. We’ve stuck with rules that we have invented without reaching the true message,” she added.
Sister Carman’s remarks were denounced by the Bishop of Vic, who issued a statement reminding people that Mary’s virginity was not up for debate.
“The belief t…

Tiffany & Co. CEO resigns amid company's financial concerns

According to Associated Press, the CEO of luxury retailer Tiffany & Co. has stepped down amid concerns about the company's financial performance.
The New York-based retailer announced Sunday that Frederic Cumenal's departure is effective immediately and the search has begun for a successor. Cumenal joined Tiffany in 2011 and was named its chief executive officer in April 2015.
Michael Kowalski, chairman of the board of directors and previous CEO of Tiffany, will serve in the interim. Tiffany's board said that while Cumenal has helped position the company for success in the long term, it has been "disappointed by recent financial results," according to a statement by Kowalski.
The company in November reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue. But in January, it said that holiday sales were lower than it anticipated.