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All Set For Ghana Beverage Awards

Organizers of the maiden edition of the Ghana Beverage Awards (GBA) have announced their readiness to host the first ever Ghanaian Awards designed exclusively for the beverage industry.

The GBA, slated for Friday 31st March at the Accra City Hotel, is intended to celebrate the efforts of the Ghanaian beverage industry. The theme for the event is “inspiring excellence in Ghana’s Beverage industry”.

Late last year, Global Media Alliance (GMA), organizers of the GBA, opened nominations for entry into the awards. After receiving over thirty entries from beverage companies in the country, a panel of experts including officials from the Food Research Institute (FRI), Consumer Protection Agency (CPA), Food and Beverage Association (FABAGH) have reviewed the entries and finalized the list of awardees for the event to be held this Friday.  The CEO of GMA Mr. Ernest Boateng said; “We are thrilled that after a long period of preparation Ghana is going to experience the first-ever awar…

Selena Gomez Flew Over 7 hours and 3,483 Miles to Go See The Weeknd in Colombia

Selena Gomez is continuing her world tour as The Weeknd's No. 1 fan and the latest stamp in her passport basically cements her claim to the World's Best Girlfriend title. In her latest act of good girlfriending, she flew over 7 hours and 3,483 miles to see The Weeknd (whose real name is Abel Tesfaye) in Colombia
March 24: Selena leaving an airport in Bogotá, Colombia. #3 — Selena Gomez News (@LifeWithSelG) March 25, 2017On March 24, she was spotted leaving an airport in Bogotá, Colombia. Selena subtly gave fans a heads up about her travel plans when she liked The Weeknd's post about the show on Instagram. Selena has liked The Weeknd’s latest Instagram photo! — Selena Gomez News (@LifeWithSelG) March 24, 2017And fun fact: Selena's famous ex, Justin Bieber, is also in South America right now. He's currently in Chile, but he'll be in Brazil on March 29, three days after The Weeknd plays the city on March 2…

Prince George Will Be Wearing a $466 Uniform School

While it was expected that the third-in-line to the throne would follow in his father’s footsteps and attend Wetherby Pre-Preparatory school in London’s Notting Hill, Kensington Palace said in a statement last Friday that Prince George instead will enroll at Thomas’s Battersea primary school come September.
“Their Royal Highnesses are delighted to have found a school where they are confident George will have a happy and successful start to his education,” said the statement.
With a new school comes new clothes, and more importantly, new shoes. According to the Daily Mail Online, George’s uniform could cost up to $460 altogether, including ballet shoes; the little prince and his classmates will be taking dance lessons from the Royal Academy of Dance in addition to arts-and-crafts classes.
The youngster will also need one pair of black laceless, polish-able shoes and a pair of laceless trainers for sports activities.

World's biggest dinosaur footprint found in 'Australia's Jurassic Park'

The world's biggest dinosaur footprint has been discovered in northwestern Australia, measuring at nearly 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 meters), the lead author of a study said. 
The track belonged to a sauropod, a long-necked herbivore. It tops a record 1.15 meter-long (nearly 3 feet 9 inches) footprint found last July. That footprint, found in Bolivia, was the biggest ever from a carnivorous dinosaur. "The giant footprints are no doubt spectacular," Steve Salisbury, the lead author of the study and a professor at the University of Queensland, told CNN of the record-setting fossil. "There's nothing that comes close (to this length)."  But the footprint was just one of a series of amazing finds in an area Salisbury dubbed "Australia's Jurassic Park."  Twenty-one different dinosaur tracks were discovered across the Dampier Peninsula in the unprecedented" find, the University of Queensland said in a news release, with some rocks as old as 140 …

Eminem’s Daughter Hailie Scott Is All Grown Up And Insta-Famous

Eminem’s “baby girl” is a baby no more.  The rapper sang about his daughter, little Hailie Scott, on tracks like “Hailie’s Song” and “Mockingbird” 15 and 13 years ago, respectively.
Today, Hailie is 21 years old and studying at Michigan State University. She’s also on her way to being quite well known on Instagram, boasting an account with over 140,000 followers.

Yes my pants match my closet & yes Lottie's entitled to photobomb on puppy day A post shared by Hailie Scott (@hailiescott1) on Mar 23, 2017 at 5:53pm PDT

A post shared by Hailie Scott (@hailiescott1) on Jan 23, 2017 at 4:18pm PST A post shared by Hailie Scott (@hailiescott1) on Oct 25, 2016 at 5:42pm PDT Hailie graduated with honors from Chippewa Valley High School in Clinton Township, Michigan, in 2014, earning the Academic Excellence Award. She thanked her parents ― Marshall and Kim Mathers ― for all they have done for her. 
“My mother and father are because they have pushed me to be the person I am an…

Joe Mettle represents Ghana at the Stellar Awards in Las Vegas

One of Ghana’s biggest gospel music export, Joe Mettle has represented Ghana on the world stage at the Stellar Awards held at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, USA. The Stellar Awards is the biggest celebration that recognizes and honors gospel music in the world.
Joe Mettle was named as an artist with an International Sound among artists from England, Trinidad, Japan, South Africa and France. The coverted International Sound Stage presented by Zoe Records, is a showcase of top gospel artists from around the world and gives the artists the Stellar Awards experience.
Joe Mettle was spotted on the red carpet in a stunning Ghana outfit and shoes all made by Ghanaian fashion entrepreneurs; making a statement not just for Ghanaian music but also pushing Ghana as a brand on the world stage. The 32nd annual edition of the Stellars was hosted by Erica Campbell and saw performances from Kirk Franklin, Travis Green, Fred Hammond Shirley Ceaser, Tamela Mann, and Jonathan Butler among ma…

Ronaldo tops Messi in earnings

Real Madrid’s Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo was the best paid footballer in 2016-17, with €87.5 million in earnings, ahead of his Argentinian rival at Barcelona, Lionel Messi (76.5m), according to figures to appear in Tuesday’s edition of France Football.
Messi’s Brazilian teammate Neymar is third with €55.5 million ahead of Real Madrid’s Welsh forward Gareth Bale (41m) and Argentina’s Ezequiel Lavezzi (28.5m), who plays for Hebei Fortune in the Chinese Super League.
Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho is the best paid coach, with income of €28 million, the magazine said.  France Football said it based its figures on salary, bonuses and advertising income for the 2016-2017 season. Source: Supersports

Kim Kardashian Is Trying for Baby No. 3! But Doctors Warn It's Not Safe

Kim Kardashian West is trying for baby no. 3! In a new promo for Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kardashian West reveals she is struggling with the possibility of a high-risk pregnancy as she and husband Kanye West try to conceive again.
“I want my kids to have siblings, but the doctors don’t feel like it’s safe for me,” Kardashian West says in the clip.
The reality star, 36, is currently mom to North, 3, and Saint, 1.

Kardashian West has previously discussed her difficult pregnancies and weighed her options from doctors on the show.
In one episode last fall, mom Kris Jenner told her, “You could bleed to death.”
The new clip – which dropped Sunday night – is the first time she has revealed that she is trying for a third child.
“I’m going to try to have one more baby,” she tells sisters Kourtney and Khloe.
The clip shows Khloe’s shocked face, as Kris warns her, “I don’t want you to do something that would put you in danger.”

Massive gold coin worth millions stolen from German museum

According to Associated Press, Berlin police say thieves broke into the German capital's Bode Museum and made off with a massive 100-kilogram (221-pound) gold coin worth millions. Spokesman Stefen Petersen said thieves apparently entered through a window about 3:30 a.m. Monday, broke into a cabinet where the "Big Maple Leaf" coin was kept, and escaped with it before police arrived.
A ladder was found by nearby railway tracks.

The three-centimeter (1.18-inch) thick coin, with a diameter of 53 centimeters (20.9 inches), has a face value of $1 million. By weight alone, however, it would be worth almost $4.5 million at market prices.

The museum says the coin is in the Guinness Book of Records for its purity of 999.99/1000 gold. It has a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on one side and maple leaves on the other.

Call For Entry : Ghana Music Awards UK 2017 Opens Nominations

Organisers of Ghana Music Awards UK have held a press conference to call for entries for this year’s Ghana Music Awards UK.

The conference, which was held on Thursday, March 23, 2017, at Starr UK multimedia in Croydon, was to officially set the platform for artistes to submit their works for consideration.
According to Nana Slick, the General manager, submitted works must be released between April 2016 to April 2017.

CEO of the Awards, Mr.Eric Nii Tetteh ( Alordia Promotions ) disclosed that the purpose of the awards is to focus on recognising the hard work of Ghanaian musicians.

He also revealed that this year’s awards will introduce further categories to acknowledge a wider section within the industry. Tracy Frankevijle, the Client and Event Coordinator encouraged that companies and individuals to patronise this year’s event.

“I’ll urge that people get involved in this year’s event and also support to create global awareness”, she said.

The Ghana Music Awards UK is an event which aims …

US rapper Wiz Khalifa in Colombia drug lord row

US rapper Wiz Khalifa has angered Colombians by publishing photos of himself visiting the grave of the notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar in the city of Medellin.
Escobar terrorised Colombia in the 1980s and 1990s, bribing, kidnapping or killing all those who stood in his way.
Medellin Mayor Federico Gutierrez said Wiz Khalifa should apologise for "advocating crime". He said Wiz Khalifa should have brought flowers to Escobar's victims instead.
Photographs posted by the 29-year-old rapper from Pittsburgh, who had played a concert in Medellin on Friday, showed flowers and a marijuana joint on the grave of Pablo Escobar.
Wiz Khalifa is a prolific consumer of marijuana who has had a strain of marijuana named after him which he markets with a company in Colorado.
But his offering to the late Colombian drug lord did not go down well with the Medellin mayor, who called the rapper a "scoundrel".
"It shows that this guy has never had to suffer f…

Tanzanian President arrests rapper for insulting him in his song

Tanzanian President John Magufuli, nicknamed 'The Bulldozer' who is well known for his no-nonsense leadership has arrested a rapper who insulted his government in his new song. Emmanuel Elibariki who is simply known on stage as Ney Wa Mitego aimed multiple shots at the President in his new song 'Wapo', which has gone viral on social media.
Part of it asks 'Is there still freedom of expression in the country?'
A police spokesperson who confirmed his arrest told a local newspaper that 'Ney wa Mitego will be questioned for releasing a song with words that malign the government.' His arrest comes just days after President John Magufuli warned media owners to be careful on how they use their press freedom.

School head forces son to marry 14-year-old classmate

A 14-year-old class six pupil of the Tinkong SDA primary School in the Eastern region has been compelled to drop out of school after she was impregnated by the son of her school’s management committee chairman.
The committee chairman, Mr. Michael Enyonam is allegedly forcing the 14-year-old girl to marry his son, classmate of the victim.
Starr News investigations have revealed that the chairman, reported to be pastor of a local spiritual Church kept the girl in his house for weeks without her parents’ consent under the pretext of taking care of her.
The livid father of the victim, speaking to Starr News’ Eastern regional Correspondent Kojo Ansah said the chairman is coercing his daughter into marrying his son.
According to the father of the victim, even though his daughter was staying with the mother, he takes good care of his daughter rubbishing claims by Mr. Enyonam that the parents were unable to take care of the victim hence the decision to accommodate the victim in his hou…

Annie~Joy writes: The Timetables.. Be Inspired!!

Normally, a journey without a map makes it difficult to locate where you are going to. Just as an institution, without a timetable, becomes disorganized. Believe your life also has timetables attached to it. Since you are special, you have timetables not a timetable.  Google search defines Timetable as "a plan of things that need to be done and the times they will be done". The Moment sperms swim towards a fertile ovary to produce you as the outcome, there are three timetables that are made on your behalf.  First, the plan you make for your life and the need for them to be done. Secondly, GOD's plan for your life which I have named it DIVINE, and thirdly, that being against your life. Someone will call it Devil. Let me proceed, you want all your needs met while God wants all His purposes done and the AGAINST BEING wants your break down. Some people are ahead in life because of the timing on their timetables. With the first two timetables considered, the secon…

Thunder strike ‘kills’ prophetess at Assin Fosu in Central Region

The Assin Fosu township in the Central region has been thrown into a state of shock following the tragic death of a popular prophetess in the area.
The spiritual leader of the International Christian Bible Church, Prophetess Ewura Esi Amanda popularly known as Prophetess Amanda was struck dead by thunder in front of her residence Sunday evening when the rains set in.
The ‘Woman of God’ who operates mini mart at her house was packing her wares into the shop when she got struck by thunder.
Prophetess Amanda who was conspicuously missing from Sunday service deciding to attend to her business, was later found unconscious forcing onlookers to rush her to the St. Francis Xavier Hospital where she was declared dead on arrival.
Her body has since being deposited at the hospital morgue.
The deceased who is in her 30’ was described by many in the area as loving, caring and a respectful lady who doesn’t shy away from advising the youth.


Arnold Schwarzenegger Terminates Facebook Troll Over Special Olympics Comment

Arnold Schwarzenegger is in his home country of Austria this week for the Special Olympics World Games, and he posted a Facebook video Thursday with some of the competitors talking about how he's inspired by them. But not all of his Facebook followers, apparently, got the same inspiration. 
According TheWrap, In response to the video, one commenter wrote that the "Special Olympics make no sense," before using a derogatory term for mentally-challenged people. But instead of simply deleting the post, Schwarzenegger decided to fight back in a much more visible -- and brutal -- way.
Here's Schwarzenegger's termination in full:
"As evil and stupid as this comment is, I'm not going to delete it or ban you (yet) because it's a teachable moment.
You have two possible paths ahead. Right now, I guarantee you that these athletes have more courage, compassion, brains and skill -- actually more of every positive human quality than you.
So take their path --…

South Sudan ambush leaves six aid workers dead, UN says

Six aid workers have been killed in an ambush in South Sudan, the UN says, in the deadliest single incident for humanitarians since the country's civil war began.
The "heinous murder" occurred on Saturday, said Eugene Owusu, the UN's humanitarian chief in South Sudan.
The UN did not say who the victims were or what aid agency they worked for.
They were traveling between Juba, the capital, and the town of Pibor.
At least 79 aid workers have been killed in South Sudan since the conflict started in December 2013, the UN says.
"These attacks against aid workers and aid assets are utterly reprehensible," said Mr Owusu. "They not only put the lives of aid workers at risk, they also threaten the lives of thousands of South Sudanese who rely on our assistance for their survival." 
He called on "all those in positions of power" to stop such attacks and end "the impunity that has prevailed". 
Two other attacks have targeted aid workers t…

Watch the moment an Escalator malfunctions and starts running backwards, leaving 18 injured in a Hong Kong Mall

Rescue workers were called to a Hong Kong shopping centre in Mong Kok, after a 45-metre-long escalator stopped and reversed at high speed on Saturday afternoon. In the footage below the shoppers lost their balance and were seen tumbling upon each other when the escalator started malfunctioning. 
 According to reports, 18 people were injured in the incident, with one of them in a serious condition. 
Watch the video below...
Hong Kong escalator malfunctions and starts running backwards - leaving people injured — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) March 26, 2017

Madonna shares adorable video of her twins getting their first Barbie dolls

Like a lot of moms, Madonna loves sharing her kids' special moments on social media.  But since she's, well, Madonna, some of those moments are sometimes a bit over the top.
On March 24, she posted her latest Instagram video of newly adopted daughters Estere and Stelle. In this one, they were experiencing a rite of passage for many young girls: They got their first Barbies!

"What happens when you get your first Barbie Doll! 💇🏾💇🏾! Pikachu is left in the dust! @moschino 😂💘," Madge captioned the adorable clip of her 4-year-old girls singing and helping their dolls dance along to the beat.

What happens when you get your first Barbie Doll! 💇🏾💇🏾! Pikachu is left in the dust! @moschino 😂💘 A post shared by Madonna (@madonna) on Mar 24, 2017 at 9:51pm PDT
But a closer look shows these aren't just any old Barbies: They're designed by fashion brand Moschino and, according to the official Barbie Collection, retail for $150 each, though they are no longer a…

South Korea seeks arrest of ex-president Park Geun-hye

South Korean prosecutors have applied for an arrest warrant for former president Park Geun-hye, for her role in a corruption scandal.
Earlier this month, she lost her presidential immunity and was dismissed from her post when the constitutional court upheld a decision by parliament to impeach her.
Ms Park is accused of allowing her close friend Choi Soon-sil to allegedly extort money from big firms.
Ms Park has denied the allegations.
The former president apologised to the public last week, before being questioning by authorities for 14 hours.
"The case is very grave as the suspect has demonstrated acts of abuse of power by making companies give money and infringing on the freedom of corporate management by using powerful position and authority as president," prosecutors said in a statement on Monday.

The prosecutors argue that evidence like computer hard drives might be destroyed if Ms Park is not arrested, the BBC's Stephen Evans in Seoul says.

Ms Choi has been char…

Dubai enters Guinness World Records for having the world's fastest police cars

The Dubai police force has just been presented with a certificate by Guinness World Records for having the world's fastest police car in service -- a Bugatti Veyron -- just one of its 14-strong fleet of supercars. 
The police fleet includes a bespoke Aston Martin One-77, of which only 77 were ever built, a Bentley Continental GT, three hybrid Porsche Panameras and two BMW i8s.

The previous record holder belonged to the Italian police force with the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4, which has a top speed of 230 mph (370 km/h).
But Dubai's police superfleet isn't used for high-speed chases down Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, or very many police duties at all for that matter. Instead, the cars cruise around the Dubai Mall area and Jumeirah Beach Residence in search of tourists and attention. 

 And guess what? You can hail a police car and snap a selfie with the driver in Dubai.