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Christiano Ronaldo wears mask and cape to pick his son from school (Photos)

Cristiano Ronaldo, went to pick his son from school dressed in a costume complete with a cape and a mask. The football star donned the costume alongside his son who took part in a fancy dress day at his school in Madrid.
He also got his friends in on the act as they too were clad in fancy, colorful costumes as they walked Cristiano Jr. to the car. 
More photos after the cut...

Obama White House photographer Pete Souza is trolling Trump on Instagram

Pete Souza spends his post-White House days sharing photos of his eight years as former President Barack Obama's official photographer.
But the choice of the photos he shares on Instagram — and when he shares them — often appear as digs to the new administration. Some are more subtle than others.

Souza, who also was official White House photographer for President Ronald Reagan, has alluded to President Trump's redecorating plans, his immigration ban and his pick for U.S. Supreme Court.

Days after Trump took office —amid rumors of a White House revamp — Souza posted this photo with the caption, "I like these drapes better than the new ones. Don't you think?"

I like these drapes better than the new ones. Don't you think? A photo posted by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on Jan 21, 2017 at 7:36pm PST
Last week, his posts featured Obama with immigrants and refugees as the battle over Trump's immigration ban grew heated.

Talking with a young refugee at a Dignity for …

iPhone 8 may not have any buttons at all

iPhone 8 is being touted as a revolutionary device for Apple and iPhone enthusiasts alike. The phone is expected to be the first one in Apple’s lineup to ditch the home button, which has been present on every one of its devices since the first iPhone.
But, according to a new report, the device might not only ditch the home button, it could also do away with all other physical buttons, including those for volume, power and the mute switch. The company is expected to replace the buttons with touch-sensitive ones placed inside the metal frame.
In iPhone 8, the home button is likely to be a display-embedded one. Apple is expected to employ its pressure-sensing 3D Touch technology inside the button, so users would be navigating through the phone the way they did on previous iterations, but by applying pressure on the display and body rather than physically pressing a button.
Fast Company reported Wednesday that the device will look like a single slab of glass since it would have …

Rocky Dawuni and Wiyaala collaborate in Nairobi

Last night, Ghana’s Rocky Dawuni and super-talented Upper West Singer Wiyaala were tracking vocals in Artville Studios, Nairobi for a new collaboration due out this year.

Rocky says that meeting Wiyaala in Nairobi was too good an opportunity to miss the chance of getting the collaboration underway. For the time being, what exactly they were working on, they won’t say.

However, sources at the studio said a lot of energy was going into the production and fans should expect something very innovative.

Rocky Dawuni is Ghana’s sole GRAMMY nominated Ghanaian singer and songwriter who performs his signature 'Afro Roots' sound which is a mixture of Reggae, Afrobeat, Highlife and soul music.

He lives between Ghana and Los Angeles and is currently on tour in Kenya where he will be appearing as the headline act at the Sauti Za Busara Festival in Zanzibar on the 12th February.

Tonight, Wiyaala will perform alongside New York based Ghanaian singer JoJo Abot, at the trendy Alchemis…

Kenya court quashes government order to close Dadaab

Kenya's high court has said it would be unconstitutional to close the world's biggest refugee camp, which houses more than 200,000 people who have fled war in neighbouring Somalia. 
In a ruling on Thursday, the court said a government order to shut the camp, which would have sent the refugees back to Somalia from the sprawling Dadaab camp, was illegal.
Judge John Mativo, who issued the ruling, said Kenya's internal security minister had abused his power by ordering the closure of the camp, which borders Somalia, in May last year.
According to Mativo, the order had been given without consulting the people who would be directly affected by its implications, which was a violation of Kenya's constitutional right to fair legal proceedings.
"Hence, the said decision is null and void," he ruled.
Mativo also said that the order was discriminatory in nature and went against international treaties that protect refugees from being forced to return to persecution, …

Donald Trump refuses to call China's president instead sends him a letter, despite phone calling 18 World leaders

U.S President Donald Trump has decided to further heighten tensions with China, the world's second largest economy after snubbing  China's leader Xi Jinping by not giving him an official phone call weeks after his inauguration, sending him a letter instead, despite calling over 18 World leaders.
Donald Trump has spoken to Theresa May, Francois Hollande, Vladmir Putin, Angela Merkel and several world leaders since his presidential inauguration, and has repeatedly signaled he'll be very hard with China, whom he has accused of currency manipulation, unfair trade deals, militarizing the South China Sea and not doing enough to help the US deal with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Trump’s letter to Xi (which comes two weeks late) follows a “congratulatory note” sent by the Chinese president to Trump on his 20th January inauguration.
In a statement, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Trump told Xi  in the letter he was looking forward to working with him “to …

Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul is retiring to spend time with her family

Soul legend Aretha Franklin says she plans to retire from music to spend more time with her grandchildren.
The 74-year-old said she would record one final album with Stevie Wonder before stepping out of the limelight.
"I must tell you, I am retiring this year," the Queen Of Soul told a Detroit TV station, adding that she felt "exuberant" about her plans.
One of the most distinctive voices in popular music, she is known for hits including Respect and Dr Feelgood.
Among her career highlights are: More than 20 number one singles in the US First woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Won the Grammy for best R&B vocal performance for eight consecutive years from 1968 to 1975 Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W Bush in 2005Franklin has been performing since she was 19, but has been suffering from ill health in recent years. In 2010, she had to put her career on hold following abdominal surgery and has since slowed down her once-…

Woman Chews Another Woman’s Nipples

A 48-year-old woman at Assin  Sibinso in the South District of the Central Region, Vida Brew aka, Adjoa Belt, has been arrested  by the Assin Juaben  Police  Command  for biting the nipple of  a 37-year-old woman Ama Fosua during a fight.
Briefing DAILY GUIDE, the District Police Commander, ASP Okyere Andam, said the incident happened in the area on February 1, 2017 when the two fought over the connection of electricity.
ASP Andam noted that last year, Vida who had an electricity meter in the area was contacted by Fosua to allow her use some of the electrical power but Vida collected some money from the complainant before she allowed her to use it.
The Police Commander stated that Vida, who also collected the electricity bills, defaulted in payment, which compelled the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to disconnect the meter.
ASP Andam said some weeks later, Fosua also went for her own meter and Vida approached her to allow her to use some of the power since she had a funera…

Annie Joy writes: The Activities Performed For A Child Is Temporary. Be Inspired!!

When the child is young he or she thinks he or she is a royal due to the activities performed for him or her. Activities like changing of cloths, giving them food, bathing them etc. All these are not permanent and it's something done for you because you are not grown to be able do so.  You get to a certain stage and all will be withdrawn. Yet we still have people who haven't gotten away of this thought 'when the child is young he or she thinks he or she is a royal'. The puzzle of life is dynamic and not static. That's when you get to high school and still find one who doesn't know how to wash her own cloths. The moment for your grace period is over therefore start to reason like an adult who is ready to battle in order to be acceptable in this world. Day in, Day out; we hear and get complains like my uncle in the states promised to pick me up but he failed me. My parents are rich so they can cater for me as long as I am alive.  Hey have you forgotten…

Melania Trump appoints White House social secretary

First lady Melania Trump has appointed Anna Cristina Niceta Lloyd to be the White House social secretary, the White House announced Wednesday.
"Rickie brings with her over twenty-two years of solid diplomatic, political and social entertaining experience," Melania Trump said in a statement.

"I am looking forward to sharing my ideas and traditions of entertaining and social hospitality to America's house, my new home as well. That, along with Rickie's vast experience, I am even more excited."
The first lady and Lloyd will organize social gatherings at the White House, including state dinners and other events.
Lloyd took part in planning the last five inaugurations with the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC), according to the White House. She previously worked for Design Cuisine, where she helped the State Department's Office of Protocol plan conferences and other events.

Lifestyle: HR TODAY: Tips for dealing with envy, jealousy at workplace

Jealousy at the workplace can be one of the most serious and negative workplace attitudes.
It creeps so fast and quick that it affects the core and very foundation of every organization and workplace for that matter.
There is relatively little that can be done about jealousy because most of them are attitudinal and an effect of our upbringing which has become part of us. It is not built over night, it develops with time. We can be in self-denial all time but our actions and inactions will always give us up. Our behaviour and utterances will really portray who we indeed are. Again societal pressure and influence can create a jealous society. Organizations can however use these tips below to minimize jealousy at the workplace.
1. Never tell your co-workers that they are “just jealous of you”
It’s true your co-worker is jealous, but saying it out loud to them ultimately undermines your case for being a likable person around the office and it won’t help matters for you.
2. Try to do s…

Girl Talk’s Lipsticks and Sand Is On The 5th Of March 2017

Girl Talk is changing the phase of beach parties in Ghana and Lipsticks and Sand is another Girl Talk event coming your way on the 5th of March. This time around it is a premium beach party with the venue being the La Boma beach next to Labadi Beach Hotel. Gentlemen are not left out this time around but just with some limited space for them.

This premium beach party has loads on the list; the flying lanterns, fireworks, beach soccer and volleyball for the sports lovers and enthusiast, a fashion invasion, front photo studio, photo for the fashionitas, cocktails, champagne, grills and temporary tattoos for the art lovers etc.

There will be VIP and VVIP cabanas on sale with a package of getting a Rolls Royce, Bentley, custom SUVs, stretched limos and a helicopter transporting you from your location to the La Boma Beach. This is not a premium party to miss when it is a Girl Talk event sponsored by VITAMILK and BELAIRE Champagne.

Dress Code is elegant white for the beach. There wil…

Equatorial Guinea government moves to new city in rainforest

The government of Equatorial Guinea has moved its headquarters from the coastal capital of Malabo to an unfinished city deep in the rainforest.
President Teodoro Obiang Nguema aims to use the country's oil wealth to make Djibloho a "city of the future".
Security, and safety from any attempt to overthrow the government was also a factor in the move. It is understood that MPs will stay there initially for three months. 
Chairing his first meeting in Djibloho, also known as Oyala, Prime Minister Francisco Pascual Obama Asue warned MPs not to treat the move as a holiday.
"Your relocation here does not mean that you are engaging in tourism," said Mr Obama Asue.
Djibloho is surrounded by several national parks and is not far from the eastern border with Gabon.
The city, which has been several years in the making, includes a five-star hotel, a championship golf course, a conference centre and a university.
When the project was first announced, President Obiang said sec…

Justin Timberlake covers THR‘s New Issue | Talks being a Father, Why he Left NSYNC & More

Justin Timberlake is the cover star of THR‘s new issue! Here’s what the 36-year-old entertainer had to share with the mag:
On the first time he got chased by girls: I was about 15 or 16 years old,” he says. “We’d just given a concert in Germany at a festival on this huge field. And we were in the tour bus afterward, driving on a dirt road, and I looked out the window and saw all these young, impressionable females running after the bus.” He shrugs his shoulders and gets to the point of the story: “I think we can all agree that I did not have a normal childhood
On being a father: “You go through your life with your own traumas, big and small, and think, ‘It’s not that bad, I have a lot to be thankful for, my parents did the best they could.’ But then you have a child of your own, and suddenly it opens all the floodgates, and you’re like, ‘No, no, no! That childhood trauma really did f— me up!’ ”
On why he bailed on NSYNC: “We were on a stadium tour, and I just felt like the whol…

It's official: Drake out-sold everyone in 2016

He only had One Dance, but it was a pretty popular one: Drake has been named the best-selling artist of 2016.
The Canadian star achieved millions of sales and billions of streams with his fourth album, Views, which topped the charts around the world.
He managed to beat Adele and Coldplay, who also achieved big sales last year.
The news comes from music industry bigwigs the IFPI, who've given Drake their Global Recording Artist of the Year Award.
"Drake's phenomenal success reflects how deeply his unique sound appeals to an enormous global audience," said chief executive Frances Moore.
In the UK, Drake's single One Dance topped the charts for 15 weeks, nearly beating the all-time record, held by Bryan Adams' (Everything I Do) I Do It For You.
However, Views only ended the year as the country's eighth best-selling album, behind Little Mix's Glory Days and Adele's 25 - which took the top spot for the second year in a row.
In Germany, the world'…

Polls shows that 55 percent Americans support Trump's temporary travel ban

US President Donald Trump who is still currently awaiting the ruling of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on his travel ban, tweeted out a Morning Consult/Politico poll that shows a majority of Americans support his executive orders. 
The poll results show that 55 percent of the 2,070 respondents support both revoking federal funding to sanctuary cities and the same percentage are for the ban that locked out immigrants for seven Muslim-majority countries.

However, 33 percent disapproved of the sanctuary cities de-funding and 38 percent disapproved of the immigration ban.

His long-running campaign promise to build a border wall to stop illegal Mexican immigrants from entering the United States, received 48 percent approval.

Gallup’s most recent results which was taken between Jan. 30 and Feb. 5 show that only 43 percent of Americans approve of the work Trump’s done and his highest mark has only been 46 percent, three days after his inauguration last month.

Trump spoke Wed…

WATCH : Official Tailer For #Keteke Movie Starring Lydia Forson & Adjetey Anang

A Peter Sedufia Film, Keteke, set in 80s Ghana, navigates love, tradition and other aspects of society in a way that is both compelling and humorous.

The movie stars an interesting blend of our favourite actors including Lydia Forson, Fred Amugi, Adjetey Anang, Joseph Otsiman, Clement Suarez, Raymond Sarfo, as well as General Ntatia.
The widely- anticipated movie premieres on March 4th at the Silverbird Cinemas Accra and West Hills Mall, and screens al through the Independence Holiday Weekend.

Watch below.....

US says it killed 11 al-Qaeda operatives in Syria air strikes

US forces killed 11 members of al-Qaeda in two air strikes near Idlib in Syria, this month, including a former ally of Osama Bin Laden, the Pentagon said.
Captain Jeff Davis, a spokesman, said 10 operatives were killed in a single strike on 3 February.
A second strike on 4 February killed Abu Hani al-Masri, who had close ties to the late al-Qaeda leader, he said.
Al-Masri is said to have set up and run al-Qaeda training camps in Afghanistan during the 1980s and 1990s.
He also had close ties to Ayman al-Zawahiri, who became the leader of al-Qaeda when Bin Laden was killed by US forces in 2011.
"These strikes disrupt al-Qaeda's ability to plot and direct external attacks targeting the US and our interests worldwide," said Capt Davis.
Al-Qaeda's influence in Syria operates largely through an affiliate jihadist group, Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, formerly known as al-Nusra Front.
The group announced in mid-2016 that it was no longer affiliated with any external group, prompting …

205 NSS workers employed in December 2016 sacked

The Management of the National Service, has with immediate effect, annulled the recruitment of new workers  engaged in December 2016.
The annulment is on the advice of the newly approved Education Minister Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Acting Executive Director of the Secretariat Ussif Mustapha and copied to , Wednesday.
According to the statement, the recruitment had to be annulled because due diligence was not followed in the appointment of the affected employees.
Over 205 workers have been affected by the decision to annul the recruitment. Most of the employees were handed their appointment letters on the 15th of December, 2016.
In December last year a group calling itself  ‘Supporting Staff of the National Service Scheme’ alleged that the immediate past CEO of the Secretariat paid a whopping sum of Ȼ100,000 to Zormelo and Associates, a recruitment agency to hire new staff, most of whom are members of the campaign tea…

Prince Charles' god-daughter, Tara Palmer Tomkinson found dead after revealing battle with brain tumour

45 years old Tara Palmer Tomkinson was found dead in her London flat  just weeks after she revealed a secret year-long battle with a brain tumour.
Doctors discovered the tumour in January 2016 and the star revealed in November saying "I went to the doctors to talk about my latest blood test results when I got back from skiing in January. And the doctor said, 'As I suspected, you have a brain tumour.'"

Scotland Yard confirmed police were called by the ambulance service at 1.40pm on February 8, 2017 and her death is currently being treated as unexplained.
Her spokesman said:
"Police were called by London Ambulance Service at approximately 1.40pm on Wednesday, 8 February to an address in Bramham Gardens, SW5. her Next of kin have been informed and enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing. The Coroner has been informed."Prince Charles, Tara's god-father led the tributes saying he was "deeply saddened" by her death.  In a statement issue…