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Article 50: Theresa May to trigger Brexit process next week

Prime Minister Theresa May is to officially notify the European Union next Wednesday that the UK is leaving.
Downing Street said she would write a letter to the European Council, adding that it hoped negotiations on the terms of exit and future relations could then begin as quickly as possible. 
An EU spokesman said it was "ready and waiting" for the letter. 
Mrs May's spokesman also rejected reports an early election may be held, saying: "It's not going to happen."
Under the Article 50 process, talks on the terms of exit and future relations are not allowed until the UK formally tells the EU it is leaving. 
If all goes according to the two year negotiations allowed for in the official timetable, Brexit should happen in March 2019.
A No 10 spokesman said the UK's Ambassador to the EU, Sir Tim Barrow, informed the European Council, headed by President Donald Tusk, earlier on Monday of the date that Article 50 would be triggered.
Mrs May is expected to m…

President Trump's son Eric to become father

President Donald Trump is about to become a grandfather for a ninth time.
Trump's son Eric announced on Twitter Monday that he and his wife Lara are expecting their first child. The baby boy is due in September.
Eric Trump, who lives in New York, wrote "it's been an amazing year" and said that he and his wife were "blessed" by the pregnancy.
The president retweeted his son's post on Monday, adding, "Congratulations Eric & Lara. Very proud and happy for the two of you!"
Eric, 33, and his brother Don Jr. are now running the Trump Organization after the president said he cut ties with his business to take office.
The two brothers and their sister Ivanka are from Trump's first marriage to Ivana Trump. Don Jr. has five kids while Ivanka has three. Tiffany Trump, whose mother is Marla Maples, Trump's second wife, is unmarried and has no children.

Kim Kardashian Tearfully Recalls Thinking She Was Going to Get Raped and Pleaded ‘Let Me Live’ During Paris Robbery

Kim Kardashian West broke her silence on her October robbery in Paris.  On Sunday’s episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, the mother of two broke down describing her life changing ordeal. The episode started out with Kanye West performing Heartless while on tour in New York City where he first received the news of Kim’s robbery. Then the camera turned to the eldest Kardashian for an emotional interview.
“At 3 in the morning I was at the night club and I got a text,” Kourtney said on camera. “Kim called me from Simone’s phone seconds later screaming for help on the top of her lungs.”

“Being woken up in the middle of the night with that call was probably one of the worst nights of my life,” Kris Jenner told the cameras. “As I was talking to her, I was trying to wake everybody up, throwing on sweats, being frantically upset and in shock.”

“When I pulled up to her hotel, I just remember throwing my arms around Kim and thinking, ‘She’s alive,’ ” Kris continued. “We were all so…

South Sudan plane crash: All on board survive 'miraculous' landing

A commercial plane made a crash landing in poor weather at an airport in South Sudan on Monday, causing several injuries -- but no deaths.
"It is miraculous completely," Ateny Wek Ateny, the South Sudanese presidential spokesperson. "There are only minor injuries. There was no single death." The incident took place at the airport in Wau, in northwestern South Sudan.  Both Wal Achieng, an official at South Supreme Airlines in Wau, and Ateny said 43 people were on board. Achieng said of those, 40 were adults and three were children. Achieng said 25 people were taken to a hospital and 18 are safe and have gone back to their homes. "The weather was not good," Achieng said, citing very cloudy conditions. "That made the plane not to see the runway," Achieng said. The plane was headed from the capital, Juba, to Wau. Ateny said the plane overshot the runway when it encountered fog around 2 p.m. local time and caught fire when it hit the ground. Juba …

New Music Video: Becca – Meni Waa

Ghana’s Queen of music, Becca is not resting on her oars as she releases audio and  visuals to her latest single titled “Meni Waa” as a follow up on the success of her last single, “Na Wash” featuring Patoranking. 
The video was directed by award winning Nigerian cinematographer, Clarence Peters.
Watch the video below....

Fifa bans Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey for life for 'match manipulation'

Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey has been banned for life by Fifa for what it calls "match manipulation".
The ban results from a penalty he awarded to South Africa in a 2-1 win over Senegal in a 2018 World Cup qualifier in November.
He penalised Kalidou Koulibaly for handball, but replays showed the ball hit his knee.
Football's world governing body says it will give more details "once the decision becomes final and binding".
Lamptey can now appeal to Fifa and the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
One of his assistants, David Laryea, also from Ghana, had charges against him dismissed by Fifa's disciplinary committee.
The win for South Africa left them in second place in the four-team group after two matches, with Senegal in third.
Lamptey, who also officiated at the Rio Olympics last year, declined BBC Sport's invitation to comment, saying he would do so later.
The Senegal Football Federation (FSF), who made a complaint to Fifa over Lamptey, is happy with the de…

Photos: Barack Obama honours Okyeame Kwame

Rapper and philanthropist, Kwame Nsiah-Apau, known in showbiz as Okyeame Kwame has received a United States Presidential Volunteer Service Award for his outstanding humanitarian effort.

The award was presented to him on Sunday, March 19 in Ohio by America’s immediate past Ex-President Barack Obama, in recognition for his Hepatitis B campaign in Ghana.

The Presidential Service Award, the highest civilian honour is granted to people for their voluntary community service towards development.
Starting in 2009, the awardee has in partnership with MDS-Lancet Laboratories spearheaded and funded the screening, vaccination, sensitisation of over 7,000 beneficiaries against the deadly Hepatitis B disease in his Ghana.
The award was presented to him by Dr. Pauline Key, on behalf of the former president. The award came with a congratulatory plaque with an inscription,"Outstanding Humanitarian Service in Ghana".
The artiste expressed his appreciation to President Obama for the hono…

Adele fans cheer proposal during Melbourne concert

Pop star Adele has helped a couple enjoy a memorable proposal in front of 77,000 fans at a concert in Australia.
Wade Nicholson-Doyle took his boyfriend, Chris, to the Melbourne show as a 40th birthday present. 
When the singer selected the pair from the crowd, Mr Nicholson-Doyle dropped to one knee and proposed. A loud cheer went up around the stadium.
"Did you say yes?" Adele joked, before embracing the couple.
"I actually had no idea that was going to happen. Congratulations."
Mr Nicholson-Doyle said he was momentarily unaware of the screaming crowd.
"It just kind of blacked out and all I could see was Chris and Adele standing there," he told the BBC. 
"To share the stage with her, if only for five minutes, is really incredible. We're very much in her debt." 
Same-sex marriage is not legal in Australia. A proposal for a vote on the issue was blocked in parliament last year.
However, Mr Nicholson-Doyle said they would hold a celebration with fri…

Annie~Joy writes: You Are Being Watched• The 3 Types Of People Who Watch Your Life. Be Inspired!

The day that mad man in the village will receive deliverance the whole town will know about it within a twinkle of an eye and the day that mad man will migrate from the village, the village will notice his absence. Do you know why? Because the people have their eye on that mad man whom you might think is of no use. 
He seems unknown and not watched which is a No! How much more you an upright person. You might think and reason like nothing about you is cared for but the day you mistaken your life about something, you will know you were the public newspaper. Everybody in life has got THREE TYPES OF PEOPLE who are after you and is watching you. The first type of people you have to know and take note of are “THE MARKERS”.

MARKERS are the people who monitor your life and make sure they take record of all your doings being bad or good without missing even a pin of it. Markers really got their eyes on your moves especially when you set up a target and starts to work towards it. Th…

Billionaire philanthropist, David Rockefeller dies at age 101

Billionaire businessman and philanthropist, David Rockefeller, 101, died peacefully in his sleep on Monday morning at his home in Pocantico Hills, New York. This has been confirmed by his spokesman, Fraser P. Seitel.
Rockefeller was the sixth child of John D. Rockefeller Jr. and the grandson of Standard Oil co-founder John D. Rockefeller.  He was the head of a sprawling network of family interests, both business and philanthropic, that range from environmental conservation to the arts and headed what is now JPMorgan Chase bank. 
Source: CNBC & The New York Times

Happiness report: Norway is the happiest place on Earth

Norway is the happiest place on Earth, according to a United Nations agency report - toppling neighbour Denmark from the number one position.
The World Happiness Report measures "subjective well-being" - how happy the people are, and why.
Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland and and Finland round out the top five, while the Central African Republic came last.
Western Europe and North America dominated the top of table, with the US and UK at 14th and 19th, respectively.
Countries in sub-Saharan Africa and those hit by conflict have predictably low scores. Syria placed 152 of 155 countries - Yemen and South Sudan, which are facing impending famine, came in at 146 and 147.
The World Happiness Report was released to coincide with the United Nations' International Day of Happiness on 20 March.
The world's happiest - and saddest - countries
HappiestLeast happy1. Norway146. Yemen2. Denmark147. South Sudan3. Iceland148. Liberia4. Switzerland149. Guinea5. Finland150. Togo6. Netherlan…

Kintampo tragedy: Never again – First Lady

The First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo has said no amount of words can assuage the pain of the bereaved family in the Kintampo Waterfalls fatalities over the weekend.
According to her, “the news of the tragedy at Kintampo has stunned the whole country”, adding the whole of Ghana shares in the pain of the families who have lost 19 lives.
Some students who had gone to the Kintampo Waterfalls on Sunday on an excursion met their untimely deaths as others sustained severe injuries when hilltop trees fell on them following torrential rains.
“I pray that God will comfort and strengthen you during this difficult time. These were all beautiful young souls and we will always remember them as such.
“I also pray for a speedy recovery for all the injured and pray they return home to their loved ones soon.
“I pray that no other family would have to go through this ever again. May the Almighty God watch over you all,” Mrs. Akufo-Addo said in an open letter to the bereaved family.
Vice president Dr. M…

Annie~Joy writes: You Are Being Watched• The 3 Types Of People Who Watch Your Life. Part 2. Be Inspired!

In the first part I ended at the JOINERS and in the case whereby if you are hitting your targets and you don't see to it that, it's looking so clean and pure. The JOINERS can turn to rise against by going back to put on the form of the MARKERS. It also depends on how you treat them when they become your JOINERS
Maybe you didn't know but after reading this piece. I want you to get rid of the “nobody is watching you” mentality. There is a huge gang of people after you, the one person. You might think that the lady you are roaming about in town with, nobody has seen you. Mind you, the day you go to town alone you will get people asking you; Why, today your friend didn't come? I know for sure what I am talking about might have happened to you before. My main motive for writing this piece about the 3 three types of people is to talk to whoever got plans, dreams and aspirations and has even started working on it. 
Let me motivate you, you have got these three types of people…

Trump-Russia claims: US intelligence chiefs to give evidence

The heads of top US spy agencies are to testify before Congress about possible links between Russia and President Donald Trump's election campaign.
They will also address Mr Trump's claim that he was wiretapped by Barack Obama.
FBI director James Comey and the NSA's Admiral Mike Rogers will speak at a rare open hearing of the congressional intelligence committee.
Russia denies trying to influence the election, while Mr Trump denounced the investigation as a "total witch hunt".
In January, US intelligence agencies said they believed Kremlin-backed hackers had broken into the email accounts of senior Democrats and released embarrassing ones in order to help Mr Trump defeat Hillary Clinton.
The two directors were invited to testify by Republican Devin Nunes, chairman of the House committee, and Adam Schiff, the panel's top Democrat. The hearing is expected to start at 10:00 local time (14:00 GMT).
Mr Nunes claimed on Sunday that based on "everything I …

Drake admits he sent drunk texts to J.Lo

Drake is just like everyone else: After having too much to drink, he gets on his phone and starts sending messages.
[[[slideshow]]]  Except the woman he drunk texts happens to be his incredibly famous ex -- who apparently changed her number!
The revelation came on March 18 when the rapper premiered his "More Life" playlist on OVO Sound Radio. It featured nearly two dozen new songs, reports Us Weekly.
On opening track "Free Smoke," Drake raps, "I drunk text J.Lo / Old number, so it bounce back." He also sampled "If You Had My Love" -- Jennifer Lopez's 1999 debut single -- on another track, "Teenage Fever."
During a February appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Jennifer demurred on the state of her and Drake's romance but happily discussed working with him. "Actually, he sent me a song that he wanted me to be on. And I got on the song," she said, adding, "Yeah, we have a song together. I don'…

Ndileka Mandela: ANC rejection 'heart-wrenching' - brother

The eldest granddaughter of Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president and an anti-apartheid icon, has been urged to reconsider her decision no longer to vote for the governing African National Congress.
Ndileka Mandela, 52, has been told she should instead help revive the party.
She had earlier stated she no longer believed the ANC represented the values of her illustrious relative.
Ms Mandela said the party was neglecting to care for the poor.
"I will not be voting for something that does not resonate with me anymore, and does not resonate for what granddad and his comrades fought for," she told News 24 South Africa..
Ms Mandela, a nurse, runs a Mandela family foundation to tackle rural poverty.
She said the ANC's recent period in power had left her feeling despondent, especially when it came to its record in wasting public money.
Ms Mandela identified the country's social care crisis and its treatment of psychiatric patients as "tipping point…

Aid worker claims Angelina Jolie adopted son Maddox using false information

According to Wonderwall, a Cambodian aid worker is making extraordinary claims about Angelina Jolie's 2003 adoption of eldest son Maddox Jolie-Pitt.
Mounh Sarath, 51, tells Britain's The Sun on Sunday that he signed official papers in Cambodia claiming he was Maddox's father in order to help speed along the boy's adoption all those years ago.
He also claims he still has legal power of attorney over the now-teenager and showed The Sun on Sunday the adoption document filed with a court in Cambodia's Battambong province in August 2003 to back up his claims.
He explained the lie, telling the paper, "She had to change his name, so the only way was for me to do it. I said he's my son."
"In court documents, Maddox is still my son," he said. "She never cleared this up."
Despite his claims, there is no evidence that either Angelina, 41, or then-husband Billy Bob Thornton, 61 -- who was also involved in Maddox's adoption before he an…