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Photo: Transgender woman dubbed "Toxic Tush" doctor jailed for deadly butt injections

A woman dubbed the “Toxic Tush” doctor will spend a decade behind bars for using Super Glue and Fix-a-Flat tire sealant to enlarge women’s behinds and causing one patient to die.
Oneal Ron Morris, 36, who is transgender, was sentenced to 10 years Monday in Florida’s Broward County court after pleading guilty to manslaughter and injecting several women with the toxic mixture, according to CBS Miami.
Shatarka Nuby, 31, died after receiving as many as 10 injections from Morris between 2007 and 2010. She paid Morris as much as $2,000 for the deadly procedures, the Sun-Sentinel reported.
“There’s no closure. Putting [Morris] in jail won’t bring her back,” said Nuby’s aunt Juanita in court. Morris, who is not a licensed doctor, combined silicone, mineral oil, Fix-a-Flat tire sealant, cement and Super Glue to give women shapelier backsides. She previously served a year in prison on related charges.
Several of her patients were in court for her latest sentencing, saying they became sick aft…

Arnold Asamoah-Baidoo Joins Miss Ghana Organisation As New PR

Exclusive Events Ghana has disclosed that entertainment pundit, Arnold Asamoah-Baidoo, will henceforth be speaking for the Miss Ghana brand as part of its public relations.

According to CEO Inna Patty, who previously speaks for the brand in the media, the move would, among other objectives, allow her to focus on the production of Miss Ghana @60.

“We are excited to announce Mr Arnold Asamoah-Baidoo will be speaking for the brand. It is a common practice in most organisations and we are hopeful to direct all our outreach efforts through him,” she said.

Arnold, a staunch media practitioner, is a communication expert, arts and entertainment writer and consultant.

He is hard working, discipline and a committed team player. He also has good communication skills.

He holds MSc. Environmental Science (Master of Science) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science &Technology (KNUST) and BSc. Biological Science (Bachelor of Science) degree from the University of Cape Coast (UCC).

He hel…

Drake Postpones His Amsterdam Concert Following Doctor’s Orders

Drake was set to perform at his show in Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome on Monday night as part of his Boy Meets World tour but unfortunately the show was called off at the last minute with thousands of fans ready to meet the rapper.
According to Fader, a representative for the promoter Mojo Concerts came on stage and explained that Drake had taken ill and he was unable to perform that night.

Angry fans threw their drinks and booed her while she spoke.
See fan shot footage of the moment below.
#PressPlay: #Drake cancelled his #Amsterdam show because he wasn't feeling well and his fans were not happy — The Daily 411 (@TheRealDaily411) March 27, 2017

Pharrell the musical: Coming to a screen near you

He's familiar as an award-winning music producer and singer-songwriter but what is known about Pharrell Williams' early life? 
If the answer is "not much", that could soon change as Williams' youth is to inspire a big-screen musical, according to The Hollywood Reporter. 
Williams, 43, will produce Atlantis - described as Romeo and Juliet with songs. 
Broadway director Michael Mayer will act as the project's guiding hand.
Mayer is best known for productions such Spring Awakening, for which he won a Tony award, as well as American Idiot, based on the music of Green Day.
Atlantis' writer will be Martin Hynes, who is currently working on the fourth Toy Story film.
But when finished with fictional animated childhoods, Hynes will turn his focus to Williams' real one, which saw him growing up in Virginia Beach, Virginia as the eldest of three sons. He also has two half-brothers from his father's first marriage. 
His father, Pharaoh, worked as a handyman an…

Akpororo, Samini and more for Elaff Corporate Madness

ELAFF is a Ghana based Nigerian comedian who has been making waves across the Nation. He would be hosting his annual comedy show, “Elaff Corporate Madness” (third edition) at the National theatre on Friday, 21st April by 7pm sharp.
And it would be featuring AKPORORO all the way from Nigeria, amongst some of Ghana finest comedians named OB and FOSTER ROMANUS. Alongside Nigerian comedians like HOGAN, PARROT MOUTH AND PARARAN.
With a Special appearance by dancehall King SAMINI. Call numbers on Poster for tickets. This edition is Organised by Chase Entertainment and Proudly supported by

Scottish parliament backs new independence referendum

Scotland's parliament has voted in favour of a call by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon for a second referendum on Scottish independence within two years, but the British government has refused to discuss it.
The motion passed 69 votes to 59 on Tuesday and paves the way for the opening of formal talks between Scotland and the British government on the new referendum, coming just three years after Scottish voters rejected independence.
Al Jazeera's Neave Barker, reporting from London, said it was "a significant step forward for supporters of Scottish independence in bringing about something that was essentially scuppered back in 2014".
"For Brexit supporters it means a massive headache," he said.
On Wednesday, British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to trigger Article 50 of the European Union's Lisbon Treaty, the first formal step towards Brexit that Scotland opposes.
Sturgeon, who leads the Scottish National Party (SNP), has complained that h…

George Michael portrait by Damien Hirst sells for $580,000

A portrait of the late George Michael by artist Damien Hirst has sold for just under half a million pounds at a charity auction.
The money raised from the sale of Beautiful Beautiful George Michael Love Painting will go to HIV/Aids charity The Goss-Michael Foundation.
The charity was founded by Michael and his former partner Kenny Goss.
Goss posted an image of the artwork on Instagram, writing: "Amazing result of $580,000 (around £461,011)."
He described Damien Hirst as a "superstar", adding: "Thank you Damien!"
The canvas went under the hammer in Dallas, Texas, at the MTV Re:define charity gala.
Michael, who enjoyed a lucrative pop career as one half of duo Wham before embarking on a successful solo career, died on Christmas Day last year at the age of 53.

“If you ever broke my heart, Thank You” – Yvonne Nelson thanks all her exes in series of new tweets

Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Nelson in a series of tweets yesterday expressed gratitude to her anyone who might have broken her heart at one time or the other in her life. She further said it only helped her to appreciate life more whilst thanking God for what he has done in her life.
See tweets below: If you ever broke my heart, THANK YOU🙏🏽 — Yvonne Nelson (@yvonnenelsongh) March 27, 2017
I soooo APPRECIATE life more now 🙏🏽 — Yvonne Nelson (@yvonnenelsongh) March 27, 2017
Thanks to God and what He's doing🙏🏽 — Yvonne Nelson (@yvonnenelsongh) March 27, 2017
Everything is so right now because of GOD🙏🏽 — Yvonne Nelson (@yvonnenelsongh) March 27, 2017
Lesson here is.....when there's God involved,,, you can't go wrong. 👌🏽 — Yvonne Nelson (@yvonnenelsongh) March 27, 2017Make Him a part of your life......thank me later. Night night 🕊#awesomeGOD — Yvonne Nelson (@yvonnenelsongh) March 27, 2017
Photo Credit: Twitter – @yvonnenelsongh

Trump to sweep away Obama climate change policies

US President Donald Trump is due to sign an executive order to overturn key parts of the Obama administration's plan to tackle global warming. 
The move will undo the Clean Power Plan which required states to slash carbon emissions. 
The executive order also cuts the Environmental Protection Agency's budget. Regulations on oil, gas and coal production are to be reviewed.
Mr Trump has promised to remove green rules which he says hurt the economy
During the campaign, he vowed to pull the US out of the Paris climate deal agreed in December 2015.
The White House said the new measures would "help keep energy and electricity affordable, reliable and clean in order to boost economic growth and job creation".
But environmental groups warn that they will have serious consequences at home and abroad.
What is Mr Trump's order changing?
President Trump takes a very different approach to the environment from Mr Obama. The former president argued that climate change was "…

Disturbing video of mob attack on African national at shopping mall in India

In a disturbing video that has emerged amid rash of racist attacks on Africans in Greater Noida near Delhi, a man is kicked, punched and beaten with steel dustbins by a large group at a mall.

The footage, apparently filmed on a mobile phone at the Ansal Plaza in Greater Noida, has been shared on Facebook by the Association of African Students in India.
A black man is seen curled up on the floor, trying to block with his arms the repeated blows from the mob, which thrashes him with stools, bins and whatever the attackers can grab hold of. No one tries to help the man or stop the attack that appears to take place in the middle of the mall's ground level.

 The video was apparently taken from a hidden point on the first floor.

After at least three reported incidents targeting African nationals, senior police officer Dharmendra Kumar told the media that security has been provided at hostels and colleges.

Many African students study in universities in Greater Noida, a township righ…

Suspected armed robber electrocuted at Oyarifa

According to Ghana News Agency, the Oyarifa Police in the Greater Accra Region, are investigating a case involving a man expected to be from 34 to 40 years, who allegedly got electrocuted at Oyarifa, when he attempted to break into a provision store.
The head and chest of the alleged robber was found stuffed in between the doors of the iron container store. 
A resident Manubea Opoku, who is assisting the police in their investigations said at 04 30 am on Monday her husband received a message that her store had been broken into.
Items found on the suspected armed robber included a screw driver, an iron bar and broken locks.

Lionel Messi: Barcelona and Argentina forward banned for 'insulting' assistant ref

Lionel Messi was banned for four international matches - just five and a half hours before Argentina's World Cup qualifier against Bolivia kicked off.
The Barcelona forward was punished for directing "insulting words" at an assistant referee during Thursday's 1-0 win over Chile.
Messi, who scored the only goal in the qualifier, was angered when he was penalised for a foul, waving and shouting at the assistant in response.
The 29-year-old was fined £8,100.
He will miss his country's next four competitive fixtures.
Argentina are third in South American qualifying, with the top four teams advancing to next summer's finals in Russia. There are five matches still to play.

Annie~Joy writes:There Is Fear In Loving• The Ladies Report. #BeInspired!

"I gave my all to the gentleman. I loved him in fact I was willing to give up my last breath just because of his happiness." "After all my pay back was he made me a torn in a flesh. Dumped me like how second hand goodies are dumped" He is not the first guy who has break me apart. 
It keeps happening" My records on this cases is undisputed. Definitely the first question I ask is, were you able to find out why he left? Do you know why the elderly keeps telling you when you are a teenager, it’s advisable to abstain from certain things like relationships? Mind you, what the elderly will stand on his normal height to see, if you carry a child on the shoulder he might not see it.

My father’s advice he gave me when I was entering into my teen was; Anna, if you know what a boy can do to yourself, I will advise you to be watchful. God was never wrong to put the feeling of loving and wishing for someone to give you that attention and treat you different amon…

Thousands shelter as "screaming, howling" Cyclone Debbie hits north Australia

Howling winds, heavy rain and huge seas pounded Australia's northeast on Tuesday, damaging homes, wrecking jetties and cutting power to thousands of people as Tropical Cyclone Debbie tore through Queensland state's far north.
Wind gusts stronger than 260 km per hour (160 mph) were recorded at tourist resorts along the world-famous Great Barrier Reef as the powerful storm made landfall as a category four, one rung below the most dangerous wind speed level.
It was later downgraded to a category three storm. Forecasters said high winds could persist for as long as 10 hours, although it would then weaken rapidly and was expected to be downgraded to category one before dawn on Wednesday.
Police said one man was badly hurt when a wall collapsed at Proserpine, about 900 km (560 miles) northwest of the Queensland capital, Brisbane, and was taken to hospital.
However, the weather was still too bad to assess damage fully or mount an emergency response.
"We will also receive m…

Mel B Without Wedding Ring in First Public Appearance Since Filing for Divorce from Stephen Belafonte

Mel B made her first public appearance since filing for divorce from estranged husband Stephen Belafonte after 10 years of marriage.
The former Spice Girl member, 41, showed up at the season 12 kickoff of America's Got Talent in Pasadena, California.

The singer opted for a plunging metallic gold and silver Nadine Merabi jumpsuit with pointed black heels and hoop earrings. Noticeably missing was her wedding band on her left ring finger.
Mel B was joined by fellow AGT judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel as well as host Tyra Banks.

PEOPLE confirmed on Mar. 20 that she filed for divorce from Belafonte, 41, just months shy of their 10-year wedding anniversary. The couple secretly married in June 2007 in Las Vegas after five months of dating and renewed their vows over a year later in November 2008.
In divorce papers obtained by PEOPLE, Mel B listed the date of separation as December 28, 2016 and asked for joint legal and physical custody of their daughter, Madison …

Malaysia says Kim Jong-nam's body still in Kuala Lumpur

The body of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, murdered in Malaysia last month, is still in Kuala Lumpur, health minister Health Minister Subramaniam Sathasivam said on Tuesday, after reports the remains would soon leave the country.
Kim was murdered on February 13 after two women - an Indonesian and a Vietnamese - smeared super toxic VX nerve agent on his face at the budget terminal of Kuala Lumpur International Airport, according to Malaysian police.
"We have to check with the forensics department if there was any requirement to bring the body out, but as far as we are concerned there is no change in status quo," Subramaniam told reporters.
He said the next of kin have not come forward to provide assistance on how the body is to be treated.
Media reports on Monday said the body was moved out of the hospital to a funeral parlour, and was later being prepared to go on a flight to Beijing.
Malaysia's New Straits Times newspaper reporte…

$95million Kumasi mall to open on April 20, 2017

South African property developer and investor, Atterbury Property, has announced April 20, 2017 as the date to open the 18500m² modern mall in Kumasi.
Christened the Kumasi City Mall, the facility was constructed at a cost of US$95million. It is Atterbury’s fourth successful retail mall in Ghana, following on the heels of a trio of developments in Accra - [Achimota, Westhills and Accra malls]. 
Atterbury said the mall, with potential for a future 10,000m² expansion, would give the city of Kumasi its first one-stop environment with shopping and entertainment under one roof when it opens on April 20.
Kumasi City Mall’s anchor tenants are Shoprite and Walmart brand Game Stores, with a retail mix including food, convenience, banking, services, fashion, electronics and a cinema, club and children’s games for entertainment.
The facility will be managed by AttAfrica, who would be responsible for its day-to-day running and operations.
Cobus van Heerden, retail director at Atterbury Prop…

The Official Trailer for the New Justice League Movie is Out and it is so Dope! | Watch

Out in theaters on November 2017, Warner Bros. the makers of the comic/movie series “Justice League” has released the official trailer for the movie and it is Amazing!
All the lovers of this brand and its comic would understand the excitement of having ALL the members: Superman (HenryCavill), Batman (Ben Affleck), the Flash (Ezra Miller), Wonder Woman(Gal Gadot), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and my personal favorite Aquaman (Jason Momoa) in one awesome sequel. We definitely can’t wait until November! Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of cata…

Tolon Chief Applauds Vodafone For ‘Healthfest’

The Chief of Tolon, Major Abubakari Sulemana has commended Vodafone Ghana for bringing its free healthcare initiative, ‘HealthFest’ to the people of the Tolon district in the Northern Region.

The one-day event provided free and quality healthcare to over 600 residents in the district Beneficiaries were also screened for several ailments including Hypertension, Tuberculosis, Diabetes and Malaria.

The traditional ruler described Vodafone’s Healthfest initiative as a timely intervention that has brought relief and joy to his people. He made this comment when a delegation from Vodafone Ghana called on him at his palace. “I am grateful to Vodafone for choosing Tolon as a beneficiary of their free healthcare programme. We hope to benefit more from their many programmes. I urge Vodafone to continue the good work they are doing for this country.”

Speaking during the visit, Gayheart Mensah, Director for External Affairs and Legal at Vodafone Ghana said: “Vodafone is passionate abou…

Kathrada: South Africa's anti-apartheid veteran dies aged 87

Veteran South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada has died aged 87, his foundation says.
It says Mr Kathrada passed away peacefully in Johannesburg's hospital "after a short period of illness, following surgery to the brain".
Along with Nelson Mandela, Mr Kathrada was among eight African National Congress activists sentenced to life imprisonment in 1964.
They were convicted of trying to overthrow the apartheid government.
Mr Kathrada spent 26 years in prison, 18 of which were on the notorious Robben Island. 
He was released in 1989, and President Mandela later persuaded him to join him in government.
Ahmed Kathrada left parliament in 1999, but remained active in politics, criticising the recent direction of the ANC and calling on President Jacob Zuma to resign.

Kourtney Kardashian Criticized for Sharing Photos of Her Children on Hood of $122,000 Car

Kourtney Kardashian's "rolling into the weekend" posts rolled in some criticism. The 37-year-old reality star sparked some social media controversy when she recently shared snaps of her children with ex-boyfriend Scott Disick, Penelope and Reign, posing on the hood of their dad's Mercedes G-Wagon.
The hot ride has a hefty price tag of over $122,000.
"Rolling into the weekend like," the first image was captioned, where the mom of three can be seen extending her hands out towards her kids.
"Mayonnaise-colored Benz, I push Miracle Whips," the second one read, quoting brother-in-law Kanye West's song, "Last Call."
Kourtney's followers immediately began criticizing the photos, suggesting it may be "dangerous" for her young children as well as pointing out that she was showing off her material items following sister Kim's robbery in Paris.
"Really letting your kids sit on the hood of your 100k car," one user …

Akufo-Addo stops purchase of new State vehicles

President Akufo-Addo has issued a moratorium on the purchase of new vehicles by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), according to an official government communication.
As part of measures to channel resources into meeting government’s “ambitious projects” such as the One-District-One Factory policy, One-Village-One-Dam initiative and the Free SHS among others, the Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, has written to all MDAs to make do with the “existing fleet of vehicles in their respective transport pools.”
The ban on the purchase of new State vehicles holds “until further notice.”
However, the deputy Chief of Staff Samuel Abu Jinapor has said there is an exception for MDAs who may be in dire need of new vehicles and can make a case for them. Such MDAs are required to “seek for and obtain the prior express written authorization.”
Meanwhile, government insists some 234 state-owned vehicles are still missing after the change of government.
The chairman …

US parents sue to call baby girl Allah

A couple in the US state of Georgia who were banned from naming their daughter Allah are taking legal action.
The state Department of Public Health has refused to issue the 22-month-old with a birth certificate.
Elizabeth Handy and Bilal Walk say it is unacceptable that their child, ZalyKha Graceful Lorraina Allah, has officially been left nameless.
But state officials say the child's surname should either be Handy, Walk or a combination of the two, not Allah.
Allah is the Arabic word for God.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Georgia has filed a lawsuit in Fulton County Superior Court on the family's behalf.
The girl's father told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution they had called her Allah because it is "noble".
"It is just plainly unfair and a violation of our rights," Mr Walk said of the state's refusal to acknowledge the name.
However, lawyers for the Department of Public Health said Georgia code "requires that a baby's surname be…

Lady narrates how a police officer allegedly pulled her over in traffic and kissed her on the mouth

A Ghanaian lady who had a weird experience with a Police Officer took to Twitter to narrate the incident in a series of tweets on Sunday. According to @JunkieOnMars, she claimed she was heading home when she was stopped at a police checkpoint in Dworwulu before one of the officers pulled her over for questioning. 
Surprisingly, during the interrogation, she said she got kissed by the Police officer who still couldn't explain his action.
In her attempts to report the matter at several police stations have seen many officers bursting into laughter as they find it hard to believe. Despite narrating the shocking experience on Twitter, she says she still doesn't feel better about it.

See her tweets below....